Wreath Ceremony for Medal of Honor Recipients

DeLacy-Delaney Wreath Pix

Lackawanna County officials place a wreath before the monument of Medal of Honor recipients Patrick DeLacy and John C. Delaney in recognition of their Irish heritage and outstanding service as great veterans of the Civil War.

From left, Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Diogenes Society Recognizes Commissioner for Community Service


The Diogenes Society held its annual meeting last month at The Scranton Club, where Lackawanna Commissioner Patrick O’Malley received a special award for community service.

Participating in the event were, front row, from left: Atty. Robert Lipshutz, Robert Sulger, John M. Hart Jr., and Commissioner O’Malley.

Back row, same order: Atty. John M. Hart III, John Mills, Marty Flynn, William Vossler, Robert Hanrahan, Joseph Fernandes, and Daniel Saenz.

Not pictured: Dr. Andrew LaZella.

Annual Free Christmas Party Set for Sunday December 9th

O'Malley Christmas party

The 17th annual O’Malley free Christmas party will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9,  from 1 to 3 p.m. at Keyser Valley Community Center.

Children from preschool to fifth grade are all welcome to join in the fun and meet Jolly Old St. Nick. The party will consist of a picture with Santa Claus, Goodfella’s Pizza, orange drink, candy canes, a McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries coupon from the Keyser Avenue location, a free Kids Meal from Texas Roadhouse, Utz potato chips.

Please RSVP to 570-346-1828 by Thursday, Dec. 6. Please leave a message with number of children attending.

Planners include, from left: Gene Widdick, Sarah Walsh, Keith Oleski, Emily O’Malley, Vincent O’Malley, Patrick O’Malley, II, Vanessa Thomas, Jay Schectman, Mary Lou Oleski, Patrick O’Malley, and Jim Barrett.