Vintage Kitchen Small Business Spotlight

Vintage Kitchen was the small business spotlighted at the September 4 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. The Scranton operation, based on Linden Street, offers a novel twist to family living. This enterprise offers a variety of classes for adults and children that focus on cooking, sewing and team building. The classes are tailored for beginners, intermediate and advanced participants. Vintage Kitchen will do private parties and in-home instruction, as well.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Sandi Graham, owner; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The Lackawanna County Commissioners proclaimed September as Suicide Prevention Month to bring to light important facts about the leading cause of death in the United States. Nearly 5 million people in our country have been affected by suicide, and it ranks as the second leading cause of death in Pennsylvania. The all-volunteer organization, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative, organizes a variety of educational programs and special events to both alert individuals of the resources that are available and help families heal from tragedies.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Kathy Wallace, Vice President, Northeast Suicide Prevention Initiative; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A Cummings.

Extension Open House Set For September 7 At Plow & Hearth

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County are having Fall open house at Plow & Hearth 2111 Shoppes at Montage, Moosic, on Saturday, September 7, from noon to 3 p.m.

The Penn State Master Gardeners in Lackawanna County will be available to answer your seasonal home horticulture questions and offer information on timely topics, such as Fall lawn care, composting, growing garlic, and the newest invasive insect – the spotted lanternfly.

For more information please call the Extension office at 570-963-6842 or email

Lackawanna County Cross Country Invitational Set

The annual Lackawanna County Commissioners Cross Country Invitational Race will be held on Saturday, September 7, from 9 AM to noon at McDade Park, Scranton, featuring high school athletes from a tristate area. The top 25 finishers in the boys and girls junior high categories along with the girls and boys varsity divisions will be recognized. Winning teams in each of the race categories will also be honored. Information on the meet is available from the County’s Parks & Recreation Department at 570-963-6764.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Jack McAuliffe, Race Co-chairman; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Dave Grecco, Race Co-Chairman; Bob Noone, Parks’ & Recreation Supervisor; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and, James Foley, the County’s Parks & Recreation’s Buildings & Grounds Manager.