County 3 On 3 Tournament Supports American Cancer Society

Andrew Kettel, third from left, local Coordinator for “Coaches vs. Cancer,” accepts a $1,500 check for the organization and the American Cancer Society, which represents a portion of the proceeds from the Lackawanna County 3 on 3 basketball tournament. In July, 80 local and out-of-town teams participated in the annual event, which was conducted in downtown Scranton.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Rick Notari, the County’s Community Outreach Coordinator; Coach Kettle, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, Curt Camoni, Executive Director of the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau; and Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation.

Charl-Mont Small Business Spotlight

The Charl-Mont, downtown Scranton, was the small business spotlighted at the November 27 Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting. The eatery opened this Summer inside The Lackawanna County Government Center, harkening back the old days of The Globe Store. The Charl-Mont offers daily specials, soft drinks, snacks, breakfast and a variety of snack items.

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

Irish Boxing Club Anniversary

For 30 years, the Irish Boxing Club has done “Good Works” to provide a home for individuals to learn the fight game. The Club provides equipment to boxers at the club and doesn’t charge a fee to be a member of the organization. It offers the perfect venue for people that want to spar, fight or just work out.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Gene Reed, Boxing Club President; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Commissioners Honor Karissa Ghigiarelli For Tennis Championship

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Riverside High School sophomore Karissa Ghigiarelli, center, in recognition of her winning a State Championship in the Class 2A Girls Single Tennis division. Ms. Ghigiarelli, a decorated athlete, is the first Riverside and Lackawanna Tennis League player to win the gold. Her march through the tournament was impressive, including defeating the No. 1 ranked sophomore in Pennsylvania.

L-r, Joyce Ghigiarelli, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Ms. Ghigiarelli, Dr. Chad Ghigiarelli, Kristy Ghigiarelli, and Robert Ghigiarelli, Sr.