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Teaman Recognized For Providing “Good Works” To The Dickson Family

Steve Teaman, center, owner of Teaman Textured Concrete, accepts a “Good Works” certificate in recognition of his participation in constructing new sidewalks for the family of Corporal Bryon Dickson II. When the tragedy struck, several firms joined forces to complete the project free of charge for the Dickson family. The businesses that participated in this “Good Works” were: Kingdom Products, Stroup Concrete, Teaman Textured Concrete, Home Depot, Gardecki Masonry, Fiscus & Lewis Masonry, and M.E.M Inc...

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. The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the impact hospice care has for the residents and proclaimed November “National Hospice & Palliative Care Month.”

Multiple Businesses Provide “Good Works” To The Dickson Family

Prior to being killed in the line of duty, Corporal Bryon Dickson II and his wife started a sidewalk replacement project at their home. Corporal Dickson visited several businesses for advice on materials and how to undertake the venture. When the tragedy struck, Bart Sacco partnered with Trooper James Stroup, Sr. and other firms to complete the project free of charge for the Dickson family. The businesses that participated in this “Good Works” were: Kingdom Products, Stroup Concrete, Teaman Textured Concrete, Home Depot, Gardecki Masonry, Fiscus & Lewis Masonry, and M.E.M Inc....

The “Good Works” Of The Pennsylvania State Troopers Wives Foundation

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” Certificate to the Committee To Form The Pennsylvania State Troopers Wives Foundation for its outstanding efforts on behalf of the victims of the Blooming Grove ambush. The group, which began with nine trooper wives, has sold approximately 30,000 shirts and raised over $30,000 in on-line donations to help the Dickson and Douglass families. The group is selling t-shirts, wristbands and decals...

The “Good Works” Of SCOLA Help Adults To Read

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the efforts of the Scranton Council of Literacy Advance (SCOLA) for helping adults learn to read with a “Good Works” certificate. For over 30 years, SCOLA and its volunteer tutors have provided one-on-one and small group instruction to adult non-readers from 36 different countries who now reside in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The instructions deal with basic reading, writing, and life skills. In April 2011, SCOLA merged with United Neighborhood Centers...

Veterans Affairs Office Honored By Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League

The Northeastern Detachment Marine Corps League honored Lackawanna County’s Veterans Affairs Director Robert Tuffy and his staff for their efforts in securing benefits and providing a multitude of services for the 28,000 veterans in our community. In 2013-2014, the County office secured $3,836,656 in benefits to assist local veterans and their families. The office also provides information on housing, self-help programs and medical treatment and schedules in home or assisted living visits to accommodate veterans and their families...

The “Good Works" Of The Scranton Half Marathon

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a “Good Works” certificate to the organizers of the inaugural Scranton Half Marathon, which took place on April 6 with 2,825 registered race participants and over 150 youngsters for the kids quarter mile fun run. The event hosted runners from 23 states and Washington D.C., which broke down as 52% female and 42% male. Robert Aherns of Clarks Summit and Heidi Peoples of Taylor won their respective divisions. The 2015 race is set for April 12...

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Gerrity Park Secures County Funding For Upgrades


As State and City of Scranton officials look on, the Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $15,000 Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program check to the North Scranton Neighborhood Association for improvements to Gerrity Park. The funding will be used to cover the costs of play equipment, a storage facility, fencing and sidewalk improvements to meet ADA regulations…


Greenfield Township Secures Community Re-Invest Funding


The Lackawanna County Commissioners gathered with family members at a sign dedication to Gino J. Merli and Joseph R. Sarnoski at the County park in Greenfield Township that bears their name.


Benton Township Receives Community Re-Invest Funding


The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a $10,000 check to members of the Benton Township Athletic Association to upgrade its Little League complex…


Intermodal Groundbreaking


The Lackawanna County Commissioners attended the groundbreaking of the new Intermodal Center, which will soon be built on the current site of the State Office Building parking lot in Scranton.