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Second Addiction Rally Honored By Commissioners

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to the Henehan Family and organizers of the second annual Addiction Rally, sponsored by the Forever Sammi Foundation on Courthouse Square in mid-July. The event featured remarks by judicial, treatment and law enforcement personnel along with display tables highlighting the facilities and services that are available for individuals to get help.

L-r, Marty and Stacy Henehan, Sammi’s parents; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Downtown Victoria’s Gourmet Cuisine Small Business Spotlight

Downtown Victoria’s Gourmet Cuisine, a central city restaurant, was the small business spotlighted at the July 6 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. Originally located in West Scranton, the operation offers a variety of homemade soups, breakfast entrees, salads, sandwiches and “grab-and-go” items for people on the run. Its trademarks are Italian dishes and Brunch menu. Victoria does catering, has seating to accommodate up to 70 guests, and is open Sunday to Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Victoria Lawrence-Argenta, owner, Downtown Victoria’s Gourmet Cuisine; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

911 Staff Honored For Life-Savings Efforts

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recognized three staff members from the Lackawanna County Emergency Services Center for their recent role in assisting local law enforcement officials in saving the life of a young teenager by encouraging the person to return safely to the deck of the Clarks Summit Freedom Bridge.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, John Hoban and Valima Joseph, 911 staff; Brain Gray, 911 Supervisor; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Todd Leiss, Traffic Incident Management Coordinator/Traffic Engineering and Operations for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.