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“Good Works” For Running

The Captain James R. Minicozzi Race Committee has done “Good Works” for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania and several other local organizations. The annual Minicozzi Memorial Race, now in its sixth year, has raised over $50,000 for the youth agency with the proceeds going towards the Club’s Christmas party and gifts. Funds from the race, which kicks-off LaFesta Italianna, are also utilized for scholarships at West Scranton High School, Jim’s alma mater.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Germaine Helcoski, Race Committee; Theresa and James Minicozzi, parents; Leslie Minicozzi Galacci, sister; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

Valley Lanes Small Business Spotlight

Valley Lanes was the small business spotlighted at the October 2 Lackawanna County Commissioners Meeting. Located in Carbondale, this family owned company has been in business for 50 years. It hosts many leagues, tournaments and parties and offers a youth bowling program. Its staple activities include bumper bowling and cosmic blowing.

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

Red Wing Sculpture Restored

Lackawanna County and Everhart Museum officials finalize plans for the unveiling of the refurbished Hope Horn Red Wing Sculpture at its new location at the museum. The piece was removed this Spring from the Courthouse’s grounds for restoration and then placement at the Everhart, giving it a home near other exquisite art works and enabling more visitors to enjoy its beauty.

L-r, Atty. Donald Frederickson, Jr. Lackawanna County General Counsel for Litigation and Everhart Museum Board Member; Valerie Kiser, Everhart Museum Board Member; Maureen McGuigan, Lackawanna County’s Deputy Director of Arts & Culture; Brian Murray, Reclamation Industrial Furnishings, the individual who restored the sculpture; Aurore Giguet, Executive Director of The Everhart Museum; and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Merli-Sarnoski Fishing Derby Winners Ages 9-12

Lackawanna County Parks & Recreation staff presented trophies to the winners in the 9 – 12 age category at the 27th annual fishing derby held recently at Merli-Sarnoski Park.

Front row, Maia Loiacono, South Abington, first fish caught and second place; Devin Robinson, Scranton, first to limit and largest fish; and Alex Robinson, Scranton, third place. Back row, l-r, James Foley, Parks Buildings and Grounds Manager; Mark Dougher, Parks Deputy Director; and Bob Semenza, Parks Programs Manager.