UNICO coloring contest winners recognized

Dunmore’s Keystone Chapter UNICO National recently announced the winners from the 11th Annual Coloring Contest conducted for all students in the second-grade classes at the Dunmore Elementary Center and Saint Mary’s Parochial School.  The student with the winning entry from each of the second grades received their artwork entry professionally framed and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Shown front row from left are winning students: Owen Krzywicki, Kamilla Bukenova, Neykis Alonso-Genao, Araina Bovenkamp and Caily Ciprian. 

Back row, same order: Sara Amendolaro and Maggie DelGuercio, second grade teachers; Mark McDade, Keystone UNICO Charter President; Louise Ligi, Chapter President; James Mack, Coloring Contest Chairman; Frank Coviello, UNICO board member, and Mary Ann Coviello, UNICO Board Chairman;  Michele Walsh, teacher; Michele McDade, Keystone UNICO board member;  and teachers Dana Cordaro and Mary Gavalla. 

Absent from photo is Dunmore Elementary Center Principal Matthew Quinn.    


Pictured with Vihaan Bansal, front row, the winner in the Annual Keystone UNICO Columbus Day Coloring Contest from Saint Mary’s Parochial School are from left: Frank Coviello, Keystone Board Member; Hannah Kozerski, Teacher; Mary Ann Coviello, Keystone Board Chairman; Jim Mack, Keystone UNICO Coloring Contest Chairman; Louise Ligi, Keystone President; and Maryelizabeth Shattin, Saint Mary’s Parochial School Principal.

High School Choral Competition set for this month

Keystone Chapter of UNICO National is sponsoring its third High School Choral Competition open to schools throughout Lackawanna County to be held at Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College on Sunday, Feb. 26th at 2 p.m. 

Doors open at 1:30 p.m.  Participating schools include Abington Heights, Mid-Valley, Riverside, and Scranton High Schools.  Admission is $10 for Adults; $5 for students and children 5 and under are free. The Catholic Choral Society of Scranton will also be performing under the direction of Ann Manganiello. 

Tickets are available by calling Michele at 570-343-7009, Toni at 570-344-2388 or Cathy at 570-878-5310.

Shown in front, from left: Keystone Chapter UNICO president Louise Ligi; competition judges Ann Manganiello and Erin Malloy, and event chairman Michele McDade. 

Back row, same order: Keystone treasurer Valerie Riggi; cochairs Toni DiVizio and Cathy Van Nort. and master of ceremony Peter Noto.

Not shown are competition judge Michele Conaboy McGrath and stage director Tony Nicosia.

Baking up a big donation for St. Joe’s

Keystone Chapter UNICO National raised over $1,500 for Saint Joseph’s Center at their Sunday Bake Sale Tent during their summer festival.  A host of Keystone UNICO members and friends donated their homemade delicacies for sale at the return of this annual event.

First shift of volunteers included, front row, from left: Cesira Berardelli and Mary Lou Karliak, cochairs, and JoAnn Martarano.

Second row, same order: Mary Rinaldi, Toni DiVizio, Diane Beckage, Nancy Malone, Lenore Latarewicz, and Mary DePalma.


Pictured are the second shift of Keystone UNICO volunteers in front sale from left: Cesira Berardelli, bake sale cochair; Sister Maryalice Jacquinot, Saint Joseph’s Center president, and Mary Lou Karliak, bake sale cochair.

Back row, same order: Keystone Chapter UNICO volunteers Toni DiVizio, JoAnn Martarano, Nancy Malone, Tom Carlucci, Valerie Riggi, Kevin Cicci, Sheryl Lynn Sochoka and Frank Cicci.