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“Good Works” For “The Bird”

Jeanne Donovan and Tina McGuire, center, comprise the “Great Blue Heron” rescue squad. In early October, the two women heard about the story of the bird being tangled in fishing line at McDade Park, Scranton, and was unable to break free. Using Heron calls, canned salmon and ingenuity, the animal activists were able to draw the bird in and hold it to perform their “Good Works” of setting it free.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, William Davis, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Ms. Donovan, Ms. McGuire, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Lackawanna County Groups Celebrate Columbus Day With Flag Raising

Principals from various Italian service clubs and organizations and Lackawanna County government raise the Italian flag in the plaza in front of the Courthouse in honor of Columbus Day and to celebrate October as Italian heritage and culture month in the community.

Kneeling, from left, Alfredo Pisa and Mary DePalma. Back row, l-r, Carlo Pisa, Danny Ricardo, Stefanie Longo, Sylvia Tagert, Guy DePalma, Ann Summa, Silvio Mele, Melanie Naro, Bob Tagert, Joe DeAntona, Mary Mararra, Tom Carlucci, Terri Pettinato, Glenn Pettinato, Marilyn Vitali, Cathy Gerard, Valerie Riggi, Mary Lou Karliak, Jim Mack, Ann Marie Longo, Carol Scrimalli, Frances Malinowski, Carmen Scrimalli, Michele and Mark McDade, and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Tiddlywink’s Boutique Small Business Spotlight

Tiddlywink’s Boutique was the small business spotlighted at the October 3 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. Based in Dunmore, the store caters to the dreams and uniqueness of every little girl. Tiddlywink’s is the brainchild of owner Jessica Bredbenner, inside left, who established the business in January of 2016. It offers a variety of clothing accessories, dresses and much more. Tiddlywink’s is open Wednesday-Sunday and also “hits the road” locally and out-of-state in a mobile boutique vehicle.

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