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Red Wing Sculpture Restoration Unveiling

The restoration and relocation of Red Wing, the 1976 welded steel plate sculpture by Scranton artist Hope Cumming Horn (1920-2001), has been completed for the Everhart Museum’s Diwali fundraiser scheduled for Friday, September 27, from 6 PM – 10 PM at the Museum.

The 7’ 5″ wide by 9’ tall sculpture was gifted to the County by Hope Horn and stood on the grounds of Lackawanna County Courthouse for decades.

Because of safety and aesthetic issues, Lackawanna County Commissioners opted to explore restoring and relocating the work of art to a more appropriate venue. As no details regarding any restoration of the sculpture were left by the artist’s estate, a committee was formed of people familiar with Ms. Hope’s work.  She had exhibited at the Everhart Museum many times and some of her pieces are part of its collection.  A decision was made to relocate the piece to the entrance of the Museum.

In the Spring of 2019 Lackawanna County issued Request for Proposals (RFP) and the award went to the local Scranton firm, Reclamation Industrial Furnishings, owned and operator by metal artist Brian Murray.  The culmination of the work will become a reality and be unveiled on Friday (September 27).

Nada & Company Small Business Spotlight

Nada & Company was the small business spotlighted at the September 18 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. The Scranton operation, located on Capouse Avenue and Marion Street, offers top-of-the-line women’s and men’s clothes and accessories. Nada and Company is celebrating 30 years in business in 2020, having opened its doors in South Abington Township in 1990.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Nada and Katie Gilmartin, owners; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

October Is United Way Month In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners have designated October as United Way month. The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties is conducting its annual campaign to fund vital self help, education and wellness programs to assist youth, the elderly, the disadvantaged and families to gain access to necessary services.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Gary Drapek, President of the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Survey on the Future of Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance is developing a five-year economic development strategy for the seven-county region, which consists of Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne counties. The strategy is a requirement from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration for the region to be eligible for funding that would be used in economic development projects. Part of the strategy development process is to gather public opinion about the region by conducting a survey. This survey, which will be available online until 12:01 AM on October 7, 2019, can be accessed by clicking https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PY7BP3L.