Five Oaks Floral Shoppe of Carbondale was the small business spotlighted at the May 18 Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. Barbara Pettinato, inside right, purchased the operation in November 2014 from a friend. The shoppe has been a mainstay in Carbondale for 33 years. Ms. Pettinato possesses an extensive background in horticulture and floriculture along with volumes of experience from working for a number of flower shops up and down the valley.
|L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Ms. Pettinato and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.|