SLHDA Honored For 50th Anniversary
The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to representatives from the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency (SLHDA) in recognition of the organization’s 50th anniversary. Established in 1965, SLHDA has been at the forefront of serving the economically disadvantaged in our community. The agency offers a variety of programs in employment, training, education and child care and provides crisis assistance, surplus food distribution and weatherization and home upgrade services...
October Is United Way Month In Lackawanna County
Jeanne Hugenbruch, center, Manager of the Dunmore Senior Center, received the 2015 The Lackawanna County Commissioners have designated October as United Way month. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is conducting its annual campaign to fund vital self help, education and wellness programs to assist youth, the elderly, the disadvantaged and families to gain access to necessary services...
Child Passenger Safety Week
Road injuries are the leading cause of deaths and injuries to children in our country. Child safety seats save lives and reduce the risk of death by nearly 71 percent. Over the years, Lackawanna County has worked with area law enforcement personnel to educate parents on the proper use and installation of car seats and to provide them with other vital data for keeping their children safe in a vehicle. The Lackawanna County Commissioners proclaimed September 13-19 “Child Passenger Week and National Seat Belt Saturday...
Commissioners Designate September As Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month
Annually in September, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation initiates a worldwide campaign to create an awareness of this progressive disease, which causes scarring in a person’s lungs. Pulmonary Fibrosis effects over 5 million people worldwide, with 500,000 cases in the United States. There is no FDA cure or prevention therapy available at the present time. To aid in spreading the Foundation’s message about the disease, the Commissioners proclaimed September “Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month” in Lackawanna County...
The “Good Works” Of The Ronald McDonald House
Richard Bradshaw, center, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton, accepts a “Good Works” certificate from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for the organization’s efforts in providing a “home away from home” for families whose children are undergoing treatment for serious illnesses or injuries. Located on Wheeler Avenue in Scranton, the house opened its doors on June 25, 1986. The structure underwent a recent renovation project that incorporated an elevator, six second floor bedrooms, and two handicapped accessible bedrooms on the first floor. The Ronald McDonald House utilizes gifts from the McDonald’s Corporation, local donations, gifts and a variety of fundraisers to operate. There are 300 houses located worldwide...
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. ..
“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.
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…