Hospice of the Sacred Heart Hosts Annual Prayer Breakfast

Prayer Breakfast

Hospice of the Sacred Heart held its annual Prayer Breakfast and Blessing of Hands recently at the Radisson Lackawanna Station in Scranton. Honored speakers included Judge Andrew Jarbola, Joanne D. Arduino, Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Louis Pettinato. The Hospice of the Sacred Heart Chairman’s Award was presented to Maurya Bergan, billing specialist, and special recognition was given to Marianne Yanik, RN.

Shown from left: Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD, President and Chairman of the Board, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Ryan P. Glenn, Assistant Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, Scranton, Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart; Joanne D. Arduino, Artistic Director, Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Judge Andrew Jarbola, Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas, Rabbi Daniel J. Swartz, Temple Hesed, Scranton, Wayne Evans, Mayor of Scranton and Louis Pettinato.

Bernie Williams to Headline Scranton’s Annual Jazz Festival

Bernie_Williams_1Former New York Yankee great Bernie Williams with The Bernie Williams Collective, along with NEA jazz master Delfeayo Marsalis of the legendary Marsalis family, and the multi-Grammy nominated band Special EFX will headline the 14th annual Scranton Jazz Festival.

The annual event is set for August 3, 4,and 5, at the Historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel and numerous downtown Scranton venues.

Tickets range from $20 to $40 and are on sale at all Gallery of Sound locations, through the box office at (570) 575-5282, or online at www.scrantonjazzfestival.org

Voyager Video Earns American Advertising Award

Voyager Video (Lindsay Barrasse)

Lindsay Barrasse, a native of Dunmore and half of the husband-and-wife team of Voyager Video, is shown with the Silver award they earned at the American Advertising Awards.

Voyager Video, a husband and wife video production team located in Dunmore, took home Silver at The American Advertising Awards for their work for the 2017 ScrantonMade’s Arts On The Square internet marketing campaign.

Lindsay Barrasse of Voyager is a Dunmore native who has worked in film and video across the United States. Her husband Dave is the other half of the creative team.

The award-winning campaign focused on Arts On The Square economical impact it makes on the area, bringing vendors and shoppers from all over to our area. Arts On The Square is an annual arts festival held in in downtown Scranton, wrapping around the courthouse square with over 100 vendors, a stage of talented local musicians, performing arts as well as children’s activities. This year the event is scheduled for August 4, 2018 from noon to 8 p.m.

The American Advertising Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition. With three stages of competition beginning at the local level, the American Advertising Awards recognize and rewards for outstanding creative in the art of advertising.

The American Advertising Awards select the most creative entries in each category which are determined by a scoring process in which a panel of judges evaluates all creative dimensions of every entry. This year judging took place in Rochester, NY. Five insightful creatives from the Rochester area gathered to determine the best of the best. From print to web to interactive media, the judges took their time discussing the creativity and direction of each piece, ultimately deciding on the winners.

This year there was no Gold awarded in that category of Internet Marketing Campaign.

Conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation (AAF), the local American Advertising Awards is the first of a three-tier, national competition. Concurrently, all across the country, local entrants vie for recognition as the very best in their markets. This year the AAF of NEPA held the awards at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Saturday, March 3.