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Scranton Tomorrow’s Downtown Movie Series Kicks-Off Eighth Season

Residents of Lackawanna County will once again be able to relax on Courthouse Square and watch a variety of free, family oriented films on a giant inflatable screen along North Washington Avenue. The movies, which begin at approximately 8:45 PM, are: July 26 “Sing;” August 9 “Despicable Me 3;” and August 16 “Coco.”

Officials involved in the County’s $6,000 sponsorship presentation for the series are, l-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Maureen McGuigan, the County’s Deputy Director of Arts & Culture; Leslie Collins, Executive Director of Scranton Tomorrow; and Elizabeth Baldi, Project Coordinator for Scranton Tomorrow.

Local 4-H’ers Compete At 4-H Regional Fashion Revue

Seven Lackawanna County 4-H textile science members recently competed in the regional 4-H fashion revue in Dushore, PA.  The young women were:  Maria Parola, Moscow; Julia Mazur, Olyphant; Alexis Heffley, Dalton; Lindsey Bartell, Emily Bartell, and Lauren Bartell, Clarks Summit; and Faith Hosie, Jessup.

Thirty-six members from Lackawanna, Susquehanna, Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Wyoming Counties were judged with their garments in appearance, fit, design, and fashion and construction techniques.  In addition, participants attended workshops on modeling, Dress for Success, and making scissors pouches.

The day concluded with a fashion show and awards presentation.  Lindsey Bartell was named winner in the junior wearable year 2 division. In addition, Maria Parola and Julia Mazur will represent Lackawanna County at the State fashion revue on the main campus of Penn State University on July 24, competing against 4-H’ers from across the State for the top 12 places.

The 4-H textile science program is sponsored by Penn State Extension.  It teaches youth, ages eight to eighteen, clothing construction skills as well as increases their self-esteem, poise and confidence.

To learn more about the 4-H program or to volunteer to become an adult leader, call the Penn State Extension in Lackawanna County at 570-963-6842.

Fashion Revue participants include, l-r, Maria Parola, Moscow; Julia Mazur, Olyphant; Alexis Heffley, Dalton; and Lindsey Bartell, Emily Bartell, and Lauren Bartell, Clarks Summit.

Taylor Borough Councilman Honored

Councilman James Digwood, center, accepts a proclamation from the Lackawanna County Commissioners for his recent designation as “The Outstanding Councilmember of the Year for 2018 – East.” Mr. Digwood has been affiliated with Taylor Council for 29 years, serving on a number of committees or overseeing departments. He has also been very active in Taylor youth and recreation organizations. He has been appropriately honored many times for his work.

L-r, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mr. Digwood and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.