St. Ubaldo Captains Honored

Lackawanna County Commissioner and Scranton, PA, UNICO member Patrick M. O’Malley, right, presents proclamations to the Captains of the Race of the Saints teams. This race is held in only two locations in the world – Gubbio, Italy, and Jessup, PA.

L-r, David Whitlock, Secondo Capitano; Chris Lemoncelli, Saint George Capodieci; Jeff Paone, Saint Ubaldo Capodieci; Michael Cappellini, Saint Anthony Capodieci; Bernard Fagnani, Primo Capitano; and Commissioner O’Malley.

CAPAA Small Business Spotlight

Creative & Performing Arts Academy of NEPA (CAPAA) was the small business spotlighted at the May 16 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. This central city Scranton business has gained a reputation for inspiring thousands of youngsters from varied backgrounds to pursue their passion in the creative and performing arts. CAPAA operates four locations with highly trained professionals who work with the youth to help them excel through positive peer relationships and the arts. Various fund raising activities enable CAPAA to assist the youngsters to participate in its programs.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Sheri and Michael Melcher, owners; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

The Literary “Good Works” Of Stephanie Longo

The Lackawanna County Commissioners recognized Stephanie Longo, inside left, on the publication of her latest book, “The Italian of Lackawanna County.” The volume chronicles, in stories and photos, the proud Italian heritage and anecdotes of families in our various communities. A citizen of both the United States and Italy, Ms. Longo has also authored two other “Good Works” that focus on Italian culture and towns in our area.

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