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The “Good Works” Of My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group

The Lackawanna County Commissioners provided a “Good Works” certificate to The The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to representatives of the “My Brother’s Keeper Quilt Group” for its efforts in providing sleeping bags to homeless people nationwide. Flo Wheatly began this crusade in 1985 when she met a homeless man in New York City and made him a sleeping bag out of her children’s outgrown jeans, shirt and sweaters...

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The “Good Works” Of Bethel AME Church Shelter

With Winter officially upon Lackawanna County, the Commissioners lauded the “Good Works” of the Bethel AME Church Emergency Shelter at 716 North Washington Avenue. The facility is open seven days a week from 7 AM to 8 PM and provides meals, snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. Guests are able to take a shower, eat and get a night’s rest. The shelter operates via donations of food, clothing, bedding and hygiene products, is staffed by church and community volunteers, and has a capacity of 24 people. During the extreme cold, the shelter will house as many people as possible who are seeking refuge from the elements...

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Joan Neville Delivers Last Piece Of County Mail

Joan Neville, center, accepts a plaque from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of her retirement. Ms. Neville worked as a mailroom clerk in the Office Services Department for 23 years. Her last day was January 5...

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Commissioners Mark Telespond Anniversary

Representatives from Telespond Senior Services accept a proclamation from the Lackawanna County Commissioners in recognition of the organization’s 40th anniversary. The United Way agency provides life-enriching services to older adults and their caregivers. Telespond also runs adult day care, companion care and senior companion programs. Telespond’s focus is to assist senior citizens to live independently along with providing services to make life more comfortable for the home-bound and chronically ill...

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“Good Works” By Carol Petrunich

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to Carol Petrunich, center, for volunteering her hair styling talents to the guests of St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen and the residents of St. Francis Commons. Ms. Petrunich offers her services free once a month to individuals who have signed-up for a haircut. Carol has been a hairstylist for nearly six decades and also operated her own salon out-of-her home in West Scranton...

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Commissioners Honor Jimmy Brozzetti

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Jimmy Brozzetti, Dunmore, for his unselfish and life-long commitment to helping children and area youth organizations. An avid New York Yankees fan, Mr. Brozzetti has worked with the team to coordinate several fundraisers to support area service organizations involved in improving the quality of life of our County’s youngsters. He was a driving force in the Legends Game at PNC Field, the KRW Foundation’s “Party With The Pros,” and the development of Strawberry Field in Peckville...

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Commissioners Designate November As National Hospice & Palliative Care Month

Hospice programs throughout our community have provided compassion, comfort and comprehensive services to families and their loved ones during the end-of-life journey. What began with the generosity of volunteers has grown to include physicians, nurses, medical social workers, counselors and the latest care techniques to aid terminally ill patients and their family members...

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The “Good Works” Of Bethel AME Church Shelter


With Winter officially upon Lackawanna County, the Commissioners lauded the “Good Works” of the Bethel AME Church Emergency Shelter at 716 North Washington Avenue. The facility is open seven days a week from 7 AM to 8 PM and provides meals, snacks, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate…


Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Office Honored


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs recently recognized the Lackawanna County Veterans Affairs staff with a service award for five consecutive years of outstanding recovery of veterans’ benefits claims processing…


Official Opening of the Nick Staback Veterans Fishing Pier


The Lackawanna County Commissioners joined officials from the Aylesworth Creek Reservoir Park Authority and Lackawanna Heritage Valley National and State Heritage Area to celebrate the official opening of the Nick Staback Veterans Fishing Pier at Archbald Borough Gravity Slope Recreation Park…


Commissioners Support The “Original Coney Island”


The “Original Coney Island” was a recipient of a $7,507.50 Lackawanna County Small Business Administration (SBA) fee waiver check, which was utilized for purchasing an existing restaurant, creating three new jobs and retaining 15 current employees…

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