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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Staff members from the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) gather with the Lackawanna County Commissioners for a proclamation designating April as “Child Abuse Prevention Month.” The CAC has been the leader in combating child abuse, neglect and exploitation by providing specialized trauma therapy, education, and advocacy services. Last year, the agency expanded its operation by opening a Teen Advocacy Center for youth 13-18 years old...

Commissioners Receive Countywide Reading Program Book

Mary Garm, inside left, Administrator of the Lackawanna County Library System, presents the Lackawanna County Commissioners with a copy of “Tyrannosaur Canyon” by Douglas Preston, which is this year’s “On The Same Page In Lackawanna County” reading program featured work. Mr. Preston will present a community lecture on his book, a techno-thriller, on Friday, April 25, at 7 PM at Lackawanna College. The program is free-of-charge with a valid library card...

Community Intervention Center Does “Good Works”

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the staff of the Community Intervention Center (CIC), N. Seventh Avenue, Scranton, for its role in offering a variety of personal empowerment, housing and self-sustaining recovery activities for individuals in the area. The agency’s Behavioral Health Drop in Center is in its 42nd year of operation and is open seven days a week from 8 AM – 7 PM. The CIC also administers self-help meetings, detox treatment referrals, a day shelter program and a daily meal service...

“Good Works” By Serving Seniors

Serving Seniors, Inc. is celebrating its 39th anniversary of improving the quality of life and protecting the rights of the elderly in Lackawanna County. Through the efforts of staff and volunteers, the organization serves over 4,000 individuals annually, utilizing a variety of programs such as guardianship, nursing home volunteer visits, transportation and Ombudsman assistance. Acknowledging Serving Seniors “Good Works” are....

C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 11th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event, scheduled for March 27, urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives....

Girl Scouts Recognized For “Good Works” And Cookies

The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania, founded in May 2007 with the merger of four area councils, were honored with a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for outstanding civic and family activities. Girl Scouts is the preeminent leadership development organization with over three million girl and adult members. The agency celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. Troop 50065 is a shining example of the organization’s “Good Works” through fund raising for various causes utilizing its annual cookie drive, assisting a local family who lost its home to a fire, conducting a “Toys For Tots” drive, and organizing a clothing drive for Kids Klothesline...

Meals On Wheels “Good Works” & Good Food

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Meals on Wheels of Northeastern Pennsylvania for 45 years of “Good Works” in providing nutritional services to the elderly and disabled residents of our community. Over 800 individuals receive a daily, hot meal Monday – Friday. The food, supervised by a registered dietitian, is delivered by a trusted group of 110 volunteers. The organization is participating in the 12th annual “March For Meal” nationwide campaign designed to keep seniors happy and healthy.

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Government & College Officials Launch Entrepreneurial Pad


Representatives from Lackawanna County, Marywood University, The City of Scranton, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and local development agencies cut the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Entrepreneurial Launch Pad located on the main floor of the Scranton Electric Building, 507 Linden Street, in downtown Scranton.


PA Hutchison Secures SBA Loan Fee Waiver


PA Hutchison, a Mayfield-based print manufacturer, received a $65,000 SBA loan fee waiver from the Lackawanna County Commissioners. The firm secured a $5 million SBA loan to assist in purchasing printing equipment and creating 22 jobs.

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