Saints Anthony and Rocco Parish Holy Name Society, Dunmore held its 62nd Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 3, at La Buona Vita.
The day began with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Church celebrated by the Reverend David P. Cappelloni, pastor.
Music was provided by the parish choir under the direction of Joseph Moffitt.
Teddy Michel, Regional Director of Ignatian Volunteer Corps of NEPA and principal speaker, at right was presented with society’s Pio Ferrario Christian Witness Award by Father Cappelloni, left.
Breakfast speakers and committee members for the SS. Anthony and Rocco Parish Holy Name Society, included, seated from left: Rev. David P. Cappelloni, pastor; Teddy Michel, principal speaker and honoree, and Atty. Frank Castellano, toastmaster.
Standing, same order: Robert McCormack, president, who gave opening remarks, and Rick Sabato, general chairman.
Also on the committee were: Dennis Lalley and Carlo Pisa, cochairmen; Michael Colangelo and James Colangelo, raffle, and Robert McCormack, president.
On Saturday, June 10th at 10:00 a.m., a Flag Day ceremony will be held at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. The service will be presented by members of the Boy Scout Troop 66, sponsored by the Dunmore Presbyterian Church, and the Sherwood Youth Association. The public is invited to attend.
Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Awards Party
Members of the Scranton Shakespeare Festival Tony Party planning committee finalized plans for the second annual celebration to be held on Sunday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Scranton Club.
Guests are welcome to walk the red carpet during “A Night at the Tonys.” Cost is $35 for guests and $50 for patrons who will be recognized during the event. Price includes live entertainment, light fare and cocktails. Tickets are available at the door or by visiting scrantonshakes.com. For more details, visit the website or Scranton Shakespeare Festival on Facebook.
SS. Anthony and Rocco’s Annual Italian Festival
SS. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 11, 12, and 13, 2017 at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The Festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday Following the Noon Mass and Procession.
Live Entertainment: Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday:The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at 12 Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.
Dunmore High School Class Reunion
The Dunmore High School Class of 1962 is planning its 55th reunion on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Arcaro & Genell Restaurant in Old Forge. If interested, contact Cathy Ross Desmarais at (570)347-1246.
Dunmore Summer Farmers Market
Plenty of arts, crafts, fruits and veggies will soon be available at the Dunmore Farmers Market. The market will open for the season at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 24th, and will run through Labor Day, September 2. Vendors will be set up in the empty lot along the 200 block of East Drinker Street in the Dunmore Corners..
Borough Councilman Thomas Hallinan and Dunmore Historical Society President Karl Wegford first organized the market last June. It’s believed to be the first of its kind in the borough.
Diocese of Scranton Movie Night
The Diocese of Scranton is hosting an outdoor family movie night experience for all to enjoy this summer while raising funds for the Diocesan Catholic School System. Disney-Pixar’s new film, “CARS 3”, will be presented by the Diocese at the Circle Drive-In, Dickson City on Wednesday, June 21, with gates opening at 7 p.m. and showtime at 8:45 p.m. (or dusk). This second annual Catholic Schools Movie Night is open to the public. The cost is $10 per car. Each child will receive a free popcorn. The event is rain or shine, unless there is thunder or lightning. All proceeds benefit the Diocese of Scranton Tuition Assistance Program. For more information call John Farkas at 570-702-5523.
Marywood University Hosts “Camp Crescendo”
Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will host Camp Crescendo, a two-week dynamic musical experience for instrumental and vocal students in grades 7-12. One- and two-week options are available. Day or overnight options for Camp Crescendo are available during week one only, which features band, orchestra, and choir and will run from July 2-8, 2017. Week two, which features jazz and improvisation, will run as a day-only option from July 24-28, 2017.
To register or for additional information about Marywood University’s Camp Crescendo, please go online, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (570) 348-6268.
Phoenix Theatrics will present “Forbidden Broadway,” a music revue mocking popular shows such as “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Wicked,” “Les Miserables,” Spamalot,” “Rent” and “A Chorus Line” and featuring a 22-person cast on Friday and Saturday, June 23 and 24 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 25, at 2 and 7 p.m. at Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main Street, Duryea. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, by calling (570) 457-3589, or prepaid premium seats are available at: www.phoenixpac.vpweb.com.
Volunteer Fire Company Picnic
Elmhurst-Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual picnic on June 21, 22, 23 and 24 at the picnic grounds located off Route 435 in Elmhurst. Grounds will open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday at 5 p.m. Homemade food will be available. Featured on June 21 will be a car show with DJ Paul; June 22, parade at 7 p.m. and music by Take 3; June 23, music by Hell Yo, and June 24, music by Old Friends. Proceeds will help fund fire/rescue services.
Motorcycle Ride to Benefit Griffin Pond
The sixth annual Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Motorcycle Ride fundraiser, in conjunction with the Dickson City Train Station and Legends Saloon, will be held on Sunday, June 11, at Legends Saloon, 750 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City. All money raised will be used exclusively to fund the Griffin Pond Shelter Veterinarian Care account for sick and injured animals at the shelter.
The Griffin Pond Animal Shelter at 967 Griffin Pond Rd, South Abington Township, PA 18411 is not funded by any state or federal funds. Donations will be accepted at Legends Saloon for Griffin Pond Animal Shelter.
All licensed motorcycle riders are invited. Registration is $20 per motorcycle rider and $15 per motorcycle passenger. Registration will be from 9 to 11 a.m.. with the motorcucles departing promptly at 11 a.m. from Legends Saloon. The escorted motorcycle ride will proceed to Arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Rte 171, Uniondale, PA.
Motorcycle Riders are asked to return back to Legends Saloon, Dickson City no later than 3:00 p.m. for food and music. The public is invited to attend.
Low Cost Vaccination Clinic
In Pursuit of Grace, Dunmore, is partnering with Bunker Hill Vet Hospital for its annual Low Cost Vaccination Clinic on Saturday June 10, from 9am to 11 a.m. at 1702 Cedar Ave., Scranton. Vaccination costs are $6 for rabies; $14 for distemper, and nail clippings, $5. Flea and tick medication will be available for purchase. All dogs must be on a leash or in a carrier. All cats must be in a carrier; one cat per carrier. No appointment is necessary.
Moses Taylor Hospital will participate World Breastfeeding Week which runs Aug. 1-7 by hosting events that promote and support breastfeeding. Activities are planned throughout the week and the public is invited to attend.
Scheduled events include:
Aug. 1: A presentation of “Milk” at the Regal Dickson City Stadium 14 & IMAX at 7:30 pm.
Aug. 2: A support group will meet on the Lackawanna County Courthouse lawn for a picnic to show solidarity and to bring awareness. Participants are asked to pack a lunch and meet in front of the water fountain.
Aug. 3: Lackawanna Recycling will present information related to “Saving the Earth” through breastfeeding from 5-7 pm in the 2 West conference center at Moses Taylor Hospital.
Aug. 5: A Breastfeeding Week Fair will be held in the 2 West conference center at Moses Taylor Hospital from 9 am–3 pm. Children’s activities and informational booths will be available.
For more information on these events, call Sarah Glenn, international board-certified lactation consultant at Moses Taylor Hospital at 570-770-5518.
Marywood Transfer Days
Marywood University will conduct on-campus Transfer Day programs for college students or former college students considering transferring to Marywood University. In a single visit on Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 16, between 2-6 p.m., visitors can complete an application for admission, discuss financial aid and scholarship options, and transfer credits. Transfer Day will be held at the Office of University Admissions in the Liberal Arts Center, on the University’s campus. Fall semester classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 24. For more information, call Marywood’s Office of University Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or visitwww.marywood.edu/admissions.
Wine in the Woods
Tickets are on sale now for a Wine in the Woods Event on Saturday, Aug. 6. The wine-tasting event will be held at the Elmhurst Roaring Brook Volunteer Fire Company Picnic Grounds from 3 to 8 p.m. Advance ticket price is $15 and day of the event is $20. Designated driver tickets are $5. Everyone attending must be at least 21 years of age. There will be lite fare for purchase, live entertainment, and a bonfire.
Dunmore’s Angel Night
The Dunmore community will host “Dunmore’s Angel Night” on Friday, Aug. 12. This event took place last year and was known as “Lanterns for the Lost Princess.”
This paper lantern memorial fundraiser will support the #KelceyStrong and Carissa Dartt scholarship funds. Each lantern costs $5.00 and can be purchased from the Dartt and/or Hallinan families.
On Aug. 12th, all of the lanterns will be sent up into the night sky in memory of Kelcey Hallinan, Carissa Dartt and all of Dunmore’s lost angels.
Gathering places include Dunmore High School and Sherwood Park, but you are welcome to light a lantern from wherever you are.
Parish Italian Festival
Ss. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival will be held Aug. 12, 13, and 14 at at St. Rocco’s Church Grounds, 122 Kurtz St., Dunmore, featuring food, games and live entertainment. The festival opens Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and on Sunday following the Noon Mass and Procession.
Live Entertainment includes, Friday: DHS Marching Units & Cheerleaders and Picture Perfect; Saturday:The Jeffrey James Band; Sunday: Feast Day Mass & Procession at Noon followed by The Luongo Brothers Band, Take Three, and fireworks at 9 p.m.
DHS Class of 1971 Reunion
Dunmore High School Class of 1971 will host its 45th class reunion on Aug. 13 at La Buona Vita, Dunmore. Committee members include Madelyn Muffullo Smith, Mary Ann Occulto Coviello, Beverly Tur Koval, Archie Parker, Jimmy Boccardo, Suzanne Flynn Santarsiero, Cathy Errico Mazur, and Gary Smith. For information, contact Mary Ann Occulto Coviello at (570) 344-3737.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Flea Market
Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, Peckville, will be holding its annual Summer Flea & Food Fest on August 13-15 in the air-conditioned parish auditorium. Please come and enjoy the treasure hunt along with delicious homemade ethnic foods from the concession stand. Hours are Saturday, 8am-6pm; Sunday and Monday, 8am-4pm. A take-out pasta & meatball dinner will be served on Sunday from 11am to 3pm. Tickets are $10, purchased in advance only, by phone or visiting the parish office: 1101 Willow Street, Peckville, 570-383-3244 ext. 2.This fundraiser will also benefit other local charitable non-profit organizations.
Dunmore Summer Festival
The Sherwood Youth Association will sponsor the annual Dunmore Summer Festival at Sherwood Park in Dunmore. The event will be held from 5-11 p.m. on Thursday and Friday (August 18-19) and from 4-11 p.m. Saturday (August 20).
This year’s bands, the Fabulous Fortunes, Picture Perfect and Blush, will take the stage at 7 p.m. each evening. Food selections will include everything from pizza fritta to pasta fagiole. Count on a night filled with great entertainment and music for the whole family!
“To Kill a Mockingbird” Auditions
Marywood University’s music, theatre, and dance department will hold auditions for its fall production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Black Box Theatre, located in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, on Friday, Aug. 26, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, from 1-5 p.m. Auditions are open to the public. The performance for “To Kill a Mockingbird” will take place in the Black Box Theatre, in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts on Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. For additional information, please contact Charles Gorden, M.F.A., associate professor and theatre program director at Marywood University, at (570) 961-4517, or email email@example.com.
Northeast Music Center Guitar Raffle
Northeast Music Center Inc., Dickson City, a nationally known retailer for electric and acoustic guitars as well as other musical instruments, will raffle off a $4,200 USA made Carlos Santana model guitar in cooperation with Paul Reed Smith Guitar in Maryland.
The guitar is signed by Santana. Tickets are $10 each or 12 for $100 and can be purchased online through Friday, Sept. 9. The drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 10.
All proceeds will benefit the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, South Abington Township. The guitar has been hand-signed by Santana.
Questions can be sent to Jack Gretz at (570) 909-9216 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Keystone Chapter UNICO will conduct an Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser with “Equines For Freedom” being the primary beneficiary on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee’s at the Viewmont Mall. “Equines for Freedom” is located at Marley’s Mission and offers horse therapy for veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disease. Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for children and can be purchased by contacting Frank or Mary Ann Coviello at 570-344-3737 or any Keystone UNICO member.
Rummage Sale in Olyphant
Parishioners of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Olyphant, met recently to plan the sixth annual rummage sale for September 23, 24 and 25 at St. Cyril’s Grade School, 133 River St., Olyphant. Contact Laurel Telep at (570) 383-0319 regarding raffle prizes or donations. Rev. Nestor Isawiw is pastor.
Marywood University Research Project
Marywood University’s Human Physiology Lab is looking for participants in a research study to determine the effects of chlorgenic acid (a component of green coffee beans) and guayusa (a plant-based tea extract) on blood sugar levels. For details and to see if you qualify to participate, contact Deanne Garver, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Marywood University, at 570.348.6211, ext. 2564, or email email@example.com, or contact Kathy Uhranowsky, R.N., Human Physiology Lab manager, at 570.340.6069, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.