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Carbondale Takes Ownership Of Playground

City of Carbondale officials accept the deed to the property on which the White Bridge Playground, Hemlock Street, sits. The Lackawanna County Board of Commissioners donated the property to the City after it remained on the County’s tax delinquent repository list since the 1940’s. The City has maintained the property as a public park since the early 1960’s.

L-r, Brian Durkin, Director of Parks & Recreation, City of Carbondale; John Masko Jr., Councilman, City of Carbondale; Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley; Michele Bannon, Carbondale City Clerk; Michael Duddy, Jr.; and Atty. Donald Frederickson, County Solicitor.

Cedar Bike Small Business Spotlight

Cedar Bike was the small business spotlighted at the August 12 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. The Scranton operation is located on Pittston Avenue and has served as a major sponsor for the Commissioners Bike Safety Fair for the past several years. The annual event is held at beginning of the Summer.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Kyle Brazen, Cedar Bike General Manager; Christina Sullivan, Lackawanna County Community’s Traffic Safety Program Coordinator; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Carbondale Public Library Anniversary

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized the 145th anniversary of the Carbondale Public Library with a proclamation. Founded in 1873 as the Young Men’s Library of Carbondale, it is the oldest member of the area’s library system. It is a storehouse of information, cataloguing newspapers and documents dating back to 1828. It has moved to several buildings in the community in an effort to keep up with the demand for resources and books. In 1997, it moved from Sixth Avenue to a newly constructed facility.

L-r, Mary Garm, Lackawanna County Library System Administrator; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Joan Hodowanitz, Library System Board Member; Marie Zaccone, Carbondale Library Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, S. Robert Powell, Carbondale Library Board Member; and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Meat In The Middle Delicatessen Small Business Spotlight

Meet In The Middle Delicatessen was the small business spotlighted at the July 24 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. The Scranton eatery is located in the heart of the downtown. It offers daily specials and menu features focusing on hoagies, soups, salads and more.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Nick Senuk, Meat In The Middle Delicatessen owner; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.