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La Festa Celebrates 40th Anniversary

La Festa Italiana is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The end-of-Summer festival attracts over 100,000 guests, who are afforded the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment, Italian food, specialty pastries, various activities and novelty shopping. The event has expanded to four days, opening on Friday for the very first time. The Lackawanna County Commissioners marked the organization’s milestone with a “Good Works” certificate. ..

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“Good Works” By Area Volunteers For Veterans

A group of area volunteers provided significant assistance to the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs Office the past four years for Memorial Day by placing flag holders and flags at the graves of over 10,000 soldiers at The Cathedral Cemetery. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented the group with “Good Works” certificates for its efforts.

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Izzy’s Sweet “Good Works”

Isabella DeFlice, center, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for her “Izzy’s Sweets Bake Sale” program. Ms. DeFlice created the organization as a way to give back to the community for the assistance she and her mother received when they needed help. Izzy, who bakes all of the treats for the events, donates the proceeds to “No Kid Hungry,” which is dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America....

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Jeanne Hugenbruch Honored By The Commissioners

Jeanne Hugenbruch, center, Manager of the Dunmore Senior Center, received the 2015 Secretary’s Award for Excellence in Nutrition for Older Pennsylvanians from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. She was recognized for her innovation in planning nutritionally balanced meals for the older adults who utilize the Dunmore Senior Center. The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Ms. Hugenbruch a Certificate of Recognition for her dedication to our community’s elderly...

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Commissioners Honor Valley View Athlete

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a Certificate of Recognition to Ryan Wilkes, center, from Valley View High School. Mr. Wilkes won gold in the pole vault with a height of 15 feet 6 inches...

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Commissioners Honor Lakeland High School Athletes

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented Certificates of Recognition to four track and field athletes from Lakeland High School. The quartet of runners from Lakeland captured a gold medal in the 1600 meter relay...

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“Good Works” Of St. Cats & Dogs, Inc.

Joanne Davis, inside right, founder of St. Cats & Dogs, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for her efforts in caring for feral and free-roaming cats and dogs. The organization’s goal is to increase public awareness of this issue by educating the community on the necessity and benefits of trapping, neutering and returning pets, especially cats, that run stray. The group provides secure and safe temporary housing and assistance for these animals at the Nay Aug Park Zoo before they are released back at the spot they were found...

Certified Results as of 6/17/15 – May 19, 2015 Municipal Primary Election


La Festa Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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Veterans Appreciation Room Dedicated At The Airport

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and officials from Luzerne County and the Wilkes Barre/Scranton International Airport join with veterans to mark the July 23 opening of the Military Appreciation Room at the terminal….

Commissioners Announce Healthy Lackawanna Program

An initiative designed to “make Lackawanna healthy,” reduce obesity, control blood pressure and other vitals, and promote a wellness way of life was unveiled today (May 14) by the Lackawanna County Commissioners…

Non-stop international flight out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to the Bahamas

The Lackawanna County Commissioners joined Airport and elected officials in announcing the first non-stop international flight out of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport to the Bahamas. Vacation packages include airfare and all-inclusive accommodations for four nights and five days starting at $977 per person…

2015 Bike Safety Fair Draws Large Crowd

The third annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Bike Safety Fair provided free helmets, instructions, giveaways and food to hundreds of area children. The event, conducted at PNC Field, featured bike safety checks, fingerprinting by the District Attorney’s Office and the bookmobile…


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Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

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