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Sanderson Street Tavern Small Business Spotlight

The Sanderson Street Tavern was the small business spotlighted at the July 10 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. This Throop establishment is the place to be. It offers daily food and drink specials along with a variety of burgers, hoagies, wraps, wings, soups and salads to mention a cross section.
L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Heather Perrone McGrath and Matt Turner, staff; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Throop Mayor Joe Tropiak “Zips” Along with “Good Works”

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Throop’s Mayor Joe Tropiak, inside right, for his “Good Works” in initiating a campaign to change the borough’s zip code from 18512 to 18513. This action, if approved, would impact Throop’s property values that are affected by sharing a zip code with other municipalities. This process is lengthy and involves area size, mail volume and other facets. The United States Postal Service will render its decision in July 2020.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Mayor Tropiak, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Throop Borough Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Borough of Throop for its 125th Anniversary. Incorporated in April of 1894 and named after noted Civil War surgeon Dr. Benjamin Throop, the borough was originally a subdivision of Dickson City. Throop was well-known for its anthracite mining, general stores, churches and school system. Today, its population is over 4,000, and it has over 1,400 single family dwellings.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Andy Hedegus, Throop Fire Chief and Chairman of the Centennial Committee; Rich Kucharski, Throop Council President; Throop Mayor Joe Tropiak, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Vince Tanana, Throop Councilman.

Master Gardeners Always Grow “Good Works”

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the “Good Works” of the Penn State Master Gardeners who captured second place in the Search of Excellence Award’s Community Division for their efforts at the North Pocono Library’s community garden. The award program was sponsored by the International Master Gardener Conference. Since the garden was instituted in 2015, it has donated over 3,000 pounds of fresh produce to the North Pocono food pantry and also served as a valuable youth and adult educational resource.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Rich Rava, North Pocono Library volunteer; Mary Alice Acquaviva, North Pocono Library volunteer; Debbie Aston, Master Gardener; Lisa Duffy, North Pocono Library Board Member; Lisa Cummings, Master Gardener; Judy Coleman. Master Gardener; Stephen Ward, Master Gardener Coordinator; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Ann Marie Kelly, Master Gardener; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Steve Alessi, PSU Extension.