Keystone UNICO Members Take Part in Dunmore Summer Festival

Dunmore’s Keystone UNICO was present with its tent at the recent Sherwood Park Summer Festival. The festival raises funds for the Sherwood Youth Association, which keeps the park pristine and gives Dunmore’s youth a safe place to play throughout the year.

Carl Yanowski, Mary Lou Karliak, Elaine Ruchak, Cathy Van Nort and Louise Passarella worked the Instant Bingo Tent.

Working the Basket Raffle on Thursday were Tom Carlucci, Val Riggi, Michele McDade, Katherine Barnansky and Marie Burke.

Mary Lou Karliak, Nancy Angeloni, Cathy Bianchi, Cathy Gerard, Tom Carlucci and Val Riggi took the reigns on Friday.

Kevin Cicci, Beverly Shea, Ann Summa, Gloria Rizzo, Sandy Graziano and Mark McDade, Ed Faatz, Dee Dee Faatz, Louise Ligi, Sharon Gombita, and Frank Cicci were also involved in the weekend’s festivities.


7th Annual Dunmore Summer Festival Kicks off August 15th


Members of the Sherwood Youth Association invite the community to attend the 7th  annual Dunmore Summer Festival. It runs August 15 16 and 17 from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening.

By Emily Fedor 

Get ready for some great food, a whole lot of fun and (fingers crossed) some beautiful weather. The Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park is set for next Thursday August 15 through Saturday August 17. It will run from 5 to 11 p.m. each evening.

2019 marks the seventh year for the popular summer event, hosted by members of the Sherwood Youth Association.

“We have been working diligently for months to make this year’s event a success, just like it has been in years past,” said Sherwood Youth Association President Matt Fedor.

Many people come out to summer festivals such as this one for one of two reasons. The first is to score some delicious food.

This year’s menu is jam packed with tons of delicious options including porketta, halushki, sausage and peppers, clams, wing bites and, last but not least, potato pancakes – the best seller by a mile.

And when you’re ready to grab some dessert, there will be a freshly fried pizza frita smothered in sugar ready with your name on it.

The second main reason folks flock to the summer festival at Sherwood Park is to enjoy some quality entertainment.

Cheerleaders from Holy Cross High School will kick things off Thursday night.

On Friday, the Wanna Bees are set to perform. Cheerleaders and marching units from Dunmore High School will also be on hand, and Mariana Leo is expected to make one of her first public appearances as the 2019-2020 Miss Buck.

Gymnasts from the United Sports Academy and the Ron Morgan Band will close out the festival Saturday night.

And with everything on tap from face painting to bounce houses — there will be plenty of fun in store for the kiddos.

As always, any money brought in from the annual event will go towards maintaining and up-keeping the park.

“The Sherwood Youth Association appreciates the continued support from the community,” said Fedor.  “It helps us to further improve our grounds and facilities and, most importantly, help keep the children playing.”

Calendar of Events: May 2019

Carnival at Sherwood ParkSherwood Park Spring Carnival

The Sherwood Youth Association will host its annual spring carnival Tuesday, April 30, through Saturday, May 4, at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. There will rides, games, food and fun compliments of Midway by A.E.B Amusement.

On Tuesday and Thursday nights and Saturday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., there will be a $15 wristband special.

DCCHS Class Reunion

Dunmore Central Catholic High School (DCCHS) Class of 1969 is planning a 50th Class Reunion to be held on Saturday, Sept 28, 2019 at La Buona Vita, 200 Reilly Street, Dunmore. Planners are currently seeking contact information on four classmates: Mary Ann McNulty Clifford, Frank Moeller, Patricia Napolitano Steel and Bill Nolan. For any information/inquires, contact Bocker Hunt, 570-430-5268.

Geranium Sale

Order beautiful 14″ patio pots of red or pink geraniums from Cadden Florist for Memorial Day, to be picked up on May 22 or 23. Proceeds from the flower sale benefit the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Memorial Fund. Quantities are limited, so place your order today. Call 570-344-9027 and ask for Mary.

marywoodMarywood Book Sale

Marywood University continues to promote books and reading through its biannual book swap and sale. The University’s Spring Book Swap and Sale will take place in the Learning Commons Lobby from Monday, May 6, through Thursday, May 9. From Monday through Wednesday, the Book Swap and Sale will take place from 8 a.m. – midnight, and from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., on Thursday, May 9. Proceeds from Tuesday’s sale will benefit the English Department Club. This event is free and open to the public.

A wide selection of titles and genres will be available. The book swap and sale is sponsored by the English Club and Library Services. Book donations are being received on the first floor of the Learning Commons. For additional information, please contact Annette Fisher, associate professor of library services, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2365, or email

Actors Circle Presents Pygmalion

Actors Circle continues with Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw on May 2, 3, 4 and 5, with performances on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 seniors, and $8 students. The show is presented at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. For reservations, call (570) 342-9707, or email to: All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

LRCA_LogoA orgRiverfest 2019

On Saturday, May 11, paddlers will take to the water and revelers will fill the banks of the Lackawanna River for RiverFest draws the community outdoors after the long winter to celebrate the Valley and the River that runs through it. Activities include a Canoe-A-Thon and Duck-A-Thon. Sponsorships are welcome, as well as volunteers for activities running from 8 a.m.l to 6 p.m.

RiverFest 2019 is a full day of river activities, music, food and drink, educational and environmental displays, vendors, and fun for all ages.  Join us in this annual celebration of the Lackawanna River and its watershed! Find more information at

Catholic Choral Society Spring Concerts

The annual spring concerts of the Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will be presented on Friday, May 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton, and on Sunday evening, May 19 at 7 p.m.. at St. Ignatius Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston.

At Holy Rosary Church, the Choral Society will host the Christ the King Youth Choir under the direction of Mary Edmunds and Stacey Whitaker.  At St. Ignatius Church in Kingston, the Choral Society will host the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus directed by Phil Brown and Justin Davis.

The Catholic Choral Society, marking its 70th season, is composed of 50 members from Luzerne, Lackawanna, Wayne, Susquehanna and Wyoming  Counties.

Board members assisting co-presidents Brenda Grunza, Nicholson,  and Dr. Tom Rittenhouse, Clarks Summit, in arranging the concert include: Nancy Flannery, Kingston; Sheila O’Brien, Dunmore; Lois Ostrowski, Pittston and Kate Conaboy, Archbald.

Director of the Catholic Choral Society is Ann Manganello, Exeter and the  accompanist is Jean Shields, Scranton.

Tickets are available from society members or by calling 570-587-2753; tickets are also available at the door: adults $10, seniors and students $8, children under 12 free.

Actors Circle Presents “Tuesdays with Morrie”

Tuesdays with MorrieThe final show of Actors Circle’s 37th season will be Tuesdays with Morrie by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom.

Directed by Kaylah Hodgins, the show will be presented May 30 and 31 and June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9 at Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $10, senior citizens, and $8 students. Special prices on May 30 at $8 general admission and seniors; $6 students. For reservations, call 570-342-9707, or email to: All reservations are held 10 minutes until show time.

The cast includes Scott Rave and Bob Taylor. Tuesdays With Morrie is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie’s appearance on a television news program and learns that his old professor is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Mitch is reunited with Morrie, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a last class in the meaning of life.

Penn State NightPenn State Night Dinner

The Greater Scranton Chapter of the Penn State Alumni Association has announced that the annual “Penn State Night” dinner will be held on Wednesday, May 22.

Featured speaker will be Jay Paterno, former Penn State quarterback and football coach. Alumnus of the Year is Donnie Collins, Times-Tribune sportswriter and Penn State beat reporter.

Dinner is at Fiorelli’s, Peckville. Doors open at 6 p.m. and program begins at 7:30.p.m. Tickets are $50 and available by calling  570-963-2537.