Occhipinti Dance Company Small Business Spotlight

Occhipinti Dance Studio was the small business spotlighted at the March 20 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. Sisters Michelle Occhipinti and Ashley Occhipinti Kaminski opened their doors in Covington Township in 2008. The studio offers classes in pre-ballet, classical ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical and hip-hop for individuals three to adult. The two women also stress teamwork, cooperation and positive lifeskills in all of their activities.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Michelle Occhipinti and Ashley Occhipinti Kaminski owners; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

C.A.S.U.A.L Day In Lackawanna County

The Lackawanna County Commissioners issued a proclamation to recognize the impact the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s (NRCI) 16th annual C.A.S.U.A.L Day has on the fight against colon cancer in our region. Established by the family of the late Helen Phillips, the event urges residents to get screened for early detection of colon cancer and also highlights the medical breakthroughs that have saved lives.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Karen Saunders, NRCI’s President; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Public Safety Personnel Honored For Life-Saving Actions

The Lackawanna County Commissioners and South Abington Township officials recognized this group of public safety personnel who participated in the six-hour rescue of truck driver John Bunalski during a February 14 accident. Representatives from the Chinchilla Fire Company, South Abington Township, Clarks Summit, Dickson City, Lackawanna County EMA, State Department of Agriculture, Penn DOT, and the Pennsylvania State Police were involved.

DeLacy & Delaney Recognized For Service To Our Country & Irish Heritage

Lackawanna County officials place a wreath before the monument of Medal of Honor recipients Patrick DeLacy and John C. Delaney in recognition of their Irish heritage and outstanding service as great veterans of the Civil War. From left, Lackawanna County Judge Thomas Munley and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.