Dunmoreans to Star in Annual Nutcracker Ballet


Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University will present the 42nd annual free performances of The Nutcracker Dec. 26, 27 and 28th at the Marywood Sette LaVerghetta Theater at 2 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

General public free tickets are available two hours prior to the specific performance at the Marywood box office.

Pictured are Dunmore residents, Celia Eagen on floor, and Isabella Luciani, standing.  

Joanne Arduino, also a Dunmore resident is Artistic Director.  Another dancer , Elizabeth Conway of Dunmore, will perform the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

102 Holy Cross Students Become 2015 Alumni

A total of 102 students celebrated their graduation from Holy Cross High School in Dunmore during a commencement ceremony on Friday, May 29, at Marywood University’s Sette La Verghetta Center for Performing Arts. The ceremony followed the class’s Baccalaureate Mass held by Rev. Brian J.T. Clarke on Thursday May 28 at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Scranton.

The Most Reverend Joseph C. Bambera, the Bishop of Scranton, Benjamin D. Tolerico, principal of Holy Cross High School, Msgr. David L. Tressler, diocesan secretary for Catholic Schools and Superintendent of Schools, and Kathleen Gilmartin, assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Scranton, attended the ceremony as speakers and/or honored guests.


Holy Cross Graduation_Riley Orr

Riley Orr received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Valedictorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)

2015 Valedictorian: Riley Erin Orr, Scranton

Parents: Beth and the late Michael Orr

Plans: Attend West Chester University Honors College, major in Nutrition

Clubs/Activities: Emerald Isle Step Dancers, Pro-Life /Mission Club President, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Environmental Club, book club, Crusaders for Compassion, Senior Class Secretary, Student Council Representative

Holy Cross Graduation_Ann Basting

Ann Basting received the title of the Holy Cross 2015 Salutatorian. (Courtesy: Holy Cross High School)

2015 Salutatorian: Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, Moosic

Parents: Dr. Greg and Kelly Basting

Plans: Attend Pennsylvania State University Park, major in Biology

Clubs/Activities: National Honor Society President, Service Club President, Student Council Representative, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, Track and Field Captain


The Graduates:

Michael Sean Joseph Alunni, Daniella Amendola, Taylor Marie Augustyn, Ann Victoria Lokelani Basting, James Leonard Ikaika Basting, Bethany Rose Bateman, Maria Frances Batyko, Allison Ann Bauman, Tyler Mark Belcastro, Emily Catherine Bloskey, Jacob Anthony Joseph Brown, David Arthur Burge, Jordan R. Cebular, Ping-Chen Chen, Kylie Sloane Chichura, Joseph Robert Cottone, Johnathan Paul DelRosso, Julia DeMarco, Austin Thomas Dembesky, Lindsey Dippre, Morgan Leigh Ditchey, Alexandra Ditchkus, Dustin Duverge, William Edward Enkulenko, Isabella Marie Fanucci, Kailee Elizabeth Farrell, Barry Mitchell Fick II, Megan Fisher, James Gerrity, Kali Marie Gianacopoulos, Gabrielle Giordano, Olivia Ann Golay, Marissa Rosalie Grecco, Shawn Patrick Greenwood, Andrew J. Gregorowicz, Jr., Sarah Paige Griffiths, Lilyanna Claire Guziewicz, Scott D. Howard, Liam Michael Jones, Theresa Maria Kearns, Olivia Marie Kosin, Kimberly Marie Kowalski, Timothy J. Krupski, Brenden John Leese, Lauren Nicole Leppo, Lauren Nicole Lomberto, Kaelin Elizabeth Lynott, Drew Robert Magda, Christopher Paul Manno, Maria Christina Manzano, Haley Marie Marcinkevich, Thomas John Marino III, Ian Joseph Martin, Brianna Marie Mazzaccaro, Aidan McAndrew, Ryan Christopher McDonald, Maggie Lynn McDonough, Maura Jayne McDonough, Joseph Michael Mekilo, Stephanie Theresa Merli, Melissa Rose Milbut, Jacob Christopher Mineo, Emmanuel Vincent Morales Vazquez, Juliana Francine Muta, Joseph Mark Francis Neyman, Elizabeth Colleen O’Connor, Shelby Shea Ohotnicky, Riley Erin Orr, Ryan Matthew Osborne, Gina Marie Pettinato, Daniel Anthony Piazza, Robert Joseph Piccoletti, Jr. , Amanda Lynne Pienkowski, Ruoxin “Christina” Qi, Margaret Mary Rainey, Harrison Patrick Rapp, Quinn Vincent Robelle, Alexander Ferro Rowella, Joseph James Rutledge, Sarah Angelina Scavo, Vito Thomas Scocozzo IV, Leo Anthony Sebastianelli III, Jack Oliver Shean, Chelsea Lee Skrepenak, Mitchell Allan Spall, Masen D. Suhadolnik, Jonathan Tyler Symonies, Christian Tomaino, Amanda L. Tomlinson, Robert James Torre, Matthew Paul Valvano, Gelsey Vega, Nicholas Joseph Vinansky, Alyssa Ann Wallo, Adam FitzGerald Walsh, Matthew Ryan Walsh , Thomas John Ware, Jr., James Daniel Wetter, Richard Francis Williams, Jeremy Edward Yzeik, Angela Nicole Zaccone, Austin Albert Joseph Zehel