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Deadline Extended For Lackawanna County 3-on-3 Tournament

The deadline for the annual Lackawanna County 3-on-3 Tournament has been extended to Monday, August 3. Registrations will be taken at the Lackawanna County Visitor’s Center until the close of business on Monday. The tournament takes place next weekend, August 7, 8 and 9.

The action “tips-off” on Friday at 5 P.M.  Games on Saturday will run from 9 AM – 7 PM.  Sunday’s action, if necessary, will start at 9 AM and run through completion. The games will be played on the 100-200 blocks on Wyoming Avenue.  Boys and girls will play Friday and Saturday.  Sunday has been reserved as the rain date.

The tourney will be part of the “First Friday” related events.  It will also provide the perfect opportunity for individuals to enjoy an evening of great dining, shopping and fun.  “Music City featuring Dani-elle” is the musical entertainment for the evening, starting at approximately 7 PM on Wyoming Avenue.

A portion of the tournament’s proceeds will benefit local high school basketball programs and Coaches vs. Cancer.

The Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug & Alcohol Programs will be on site providing a variety of information and resources.  Its message for the weekend will involve discussing the perils of drugs and alcohol abuse.  The department will also take team photos for $1.

For more information, call (570) 496-1701 or visit www.visitnepa.org for a brochure and weather information throughout the weekend.  You can also checkout the County’s website at www.lackawannacounty.org for tournament data.

Lackawanna County Commissioners Have Secured Copies Of “The Trouble With Cali”

Finally, the taxpayers of Lackawanna County have their movie – “The Trouble With Cali.”

Three blu ray DVDs were delivered to the Commissioners’ office this morning from Paul Sorvino.  The arrival of the package from West Hollywood, CA, brings to a close a 10-year journey to secure the film that the taxpayers financed in the amount of $500,000.

“First and foremost, I want to thank Mr. Sorvino for releasing “The Trouble With Cali” to us,” said Commissioner Jim Wansacz.  “We appreciate his willingness to give the taxpayers of Lackawanna County the film that they invested in.”

“The taxpayers of Lackawanna County have finally have received a return on their long-awaited investment,” said Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

“We have to gain legal approvals surrounding the film’s public showing,” explained Commissioner Edward G. Staback.  “Once this process is complete, we can let the taxpayers see it.”

The Commissioners began their quest to secure the film by sending a certified letter to Mr. Sorvino’s counsel – Atty. Richard A. Lefkowitz – on April 17.

The Commissioners asked for a copy of the film along with an accounting/breakdown of the expenditures surrounding the movie’s production as they relate to the $500,000.

Before any public viewing is done, the County will need to check if there are any legal ramifications for showing the film.  When all clearances are received, County staff will begin to secure venues for a public showing that will be free-of-charge.

Public announcements will be made in the near future once all of the arrangements have been made.

Residents’ Day at PNC Field!

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