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Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament Set For June 6

The Lackawanna County Commissioners gather with organizers of this year’s 24th annual Commissioners’ Bocce Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, June 6, from 9 AM to 7 PM at McDade Park, Scranton. The event will feature 24 teams with over 96 players in men’s, women’s and mixed teams categories. For information, contact John Rettura at (570) 961-2335 or the McDade Park Office at (570) 963-6764.

Front row, l-r, Sam Taffera, Sara Evans, Andrew Evans, Atty. Steve Evers, Board Chairman; John Rettura, Director; Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Silvio Mele, Honorary Chairman; Margaret Rettura, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Chick Thomas. Back row, l-r, Al Santarelli, Sam Junta, John Troiani, Liz Kosarev, Constantine Kosarev, Bill Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Nick DePietro, Tournament Founder; Anthony Rettura, Food Chairman; and Sam Cortese.

Advanced Skywarn Spotter Cource

DATE: June 3, 2015
TIME: 7:00 PM
Location: Lackawanna County Center for Public Safety
30 Valley View Drive
Jessup, PA 18434

Sponsored by Lackawanna County Emergency Management Agency

Objective:

To train storm spotters about advanced severe weather topics and what to report to the National Weather Service(NWS) and Emergency Management relating to severe thunderstorms, tornados, hail and lightning.

Topics Include:

Review of NWS, importance of spotters and ground truth storm reports, and reporting procedures; radar meteorology, advanced discussion on thunderstorm ingredients and how meteorologists measure thunderstorm and tornado potential including concepts like CAPE, lifted index, and how wind shear affects thunderstorm and tornado development; review of severe weather safety and terminology and how to get severe weather information.

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who have taken BASIC SKYWARN in the past 3 years or someone with a background in meteorology. SKYWARN spotters are independent of any government agency and are not by definition “Storm Chasers”.

For more information, please visit the National SKYWARN homepage at http://www.skywarn.org

 

Armed Forces Week Designated In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and the County’s President Judge presented a proclamation to a retired military official, designating May 11-16 Armed Forces Week in our community. The presentation honored the thousands of men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country and protecting our freedom.

L-r, Commissioner Jim Wansacz, Commissioner Edward G. Staback, Judge Thomas Munley, Master Sergeant Joseph Sylvester, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.