St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at the Scranton Cultural Center

partyThe Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will once again offer the place to be after this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The Center’s annual St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, and will continue until 4 p.m.  

Admission is free to the public as the Scranton Cultural Center’s gift to the community, and live entertainment will be provided by Old Friends Celtic Band.  In addition, several parade performers will continue their acts at the SCC for all party-goers to enjoy, from bagpipers to step dancers and more. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase.

The 2017 St. Patrick’s Parade Day Party is presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by Gerrity’s Supermarkets, ERA One Source Realty, Judge Julia Munley, The Society of Irish Women, LT Verrastro and Giant Floor.

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2016-17 Season is presented by Toyota Scranton and sponsored by LT Verrastro and Giant Floor.  It is supported by: the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings.  Media partners are Allied Services, Bold Gold Media, Citizens’ Voice, Electric City, Entercom Communications, Fox 56, Lamar Advertising, MAC Signs, The Times-Tribune, Times Shamrock Communications and Eyewitness News – WBRE/WYOU – pahomepage.com

 

Three patrol bikes donated to Dunmore Police Department

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The Dunmore Police Department has three new patrol bicycles. They were donated to the DPD by Toyota of Scranton at the end of last month. The bikes will help officers get to know the community and go places they can’t reach with a car.

Pictured from left: Tom DePietro, owner, Homefield Advertising; Meghan Gagorik, marketing director, Toyota of Scranton; Greg Gagorik, president, Toyota of Scranton; Tom Hallinan, Councilman; Patrick Loughney, Mayor of Dunmore; Capt. Rich Barth and Officer Tom Richardson of the Dunmore Police Department.

Bucktown businesses among SAGE Award winners

Two Dunmore businesses. Fidelity Bank and DePietro’s Pharmacy, were among the winners announced by The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction for the 2015 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity and innovation. The winner of each award category was announced at The Chamber Gala on Nov. 11 at The Theater at Lackawanna College.

More than 100 applications were received. A group of community leaders and professionals teamed up to review applications and select finalists. The winners, in each category, are:

BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  •     Toyota of Scranton

BEST PRACTICES IN CUSTOMER SERVICE

  •     DePietro’s Pharmacy

BEST PRACTICES IN MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

  •     Design Done Right

BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     DePietro’s Pharmacy

HEALTHY WORKPLACE OF THE YEAR AWARD

  •     MetLife

HOMETOWN STAR

  •     Lackawanna Heritage Valley: Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival

NEW & EMERGING BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     Graham Public Relations and Advertising

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR

  •     NAMI PA Scranton Area Chapter

PRIDE & PROGRESS: EXTERIOR RENOVATIONS

  •     Geisinger-Community Medical Center: 1800 Mulberry Street

PRIDE & PROGRESS: INTERIOR RENOVATIONS

  •     University of Scranton: The Quincy Avenue Apartments and Learning Center

PRIDE & PROGRESS: NEW CONSTRUCTION

  •     University of Scranton: Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

PRIDE & PROGRESS: PROJECT OF THE YEAR

  •     University of Scranton: Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

  •     13 Olives

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP

  •     Fidelity Bank

WOMAN OF EXCELLENCE

  •     Natalie Gelb, Lackawanna Heritage Valley

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

  • Benco Dental