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Penn State Scranton Honored

The Lackawanna County Commissioners presented a proclamation to Chancellor Marwan Wafa, Ph.D., inside left, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of Penn State University’s Worthington Scranton Campus, Dunmore. From its start of classes in 1968 in one structure, the campus is now up to nine buildings and offers 13 Bachelor’s Degrees, four Associates Degrees, 11 minors, an MSN in Nurse Practitioner, a variety of clubs, and varsity and intramural sports.

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

Outdoor Basketball Clinics Set For June & August

The Lackawanna County Department of Parks & Recreation has “teamed-up” with the Scranton Shamrocks and Backcourt Hoops to offer two outdoor basketball clinics on June 17-20 and August 12-15 for youngsters in Grades 2-8. The first session is at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex and the August clinic is at McDade Park, Scranton. The cost is $40. Contact the County’s Parks & Recreation Department at (570) 963-6764 to register or for more information.

L-r, Bob Semenza, Parks & Recreation Program Manager; Corey Callejas, Scranton Shamrocks; Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Lamont Tillery, Scranton Shamrocks; Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director for Parks & Recreation; Bob Noone, Parks & Recreation Supervisor; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

County Community Re-Invest Program Funds Old Forge Project

The Lackawanna County Community Re-Invest Program provided a $20,000 grant to The Richard P. Notari, Sr. Scholarship Fund for sports equipment. The financing was used to purchase and install a batting cage at Pagnotti Park and golf cages at Marion Street Park.

Pictured are family and committee members of the Notari Scholarship Fund and Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

McDade Coal Mine Tour Honored

Lackawanna County and Lackawanna Historical Society officials gather at the entrance to the Model Mine at McDade Park for an award from the Anthracite Heritage Museum and Coal Steering Committee. This honor marks the 250th anniversary of “King Coal” in our area, throughout the United States, and the historic value of the McDade Park mine as a tourist attraction.

L-r, Mark Dougher, the County’s Deputy Director of Parks & Recreation; Mary Ann Moran-Savakinus, Lackawanna Historical Society; James Foley, Parks & Recreation Buildings & Grounds Manager; Scott Herring, 250th Anniversary of Anthracite Coal Steering Committee; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Bob Noone, Parks & Recreation Supervisor; and Robert Savakinus, Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.