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The Melodious Good Works Of The Poets

The Poets are synonymous with musical entertainment. For 56 years, the group has brought joy to thousands of people at clubs, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and special events. The band has also opened for many national acts that performed here and also inspired others to get into the music business. What began in 1963 will now get its final curtain call in early April.

L-r, Lackawanna County Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Pat Loungo, Nick Loungo, Frank Gervasi, John Hollenbaugh and Alan Shields, Poets; Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

County Recognizes National Library Week

Lackawanna County Commissioners designated April 7 – 13 “National Library Week” in our community and presented a proclamation to members of the County’s library system. These institutions are halls of learning and true treasures for our residents. They offer a variety of programs, services and assistance that is free to the general public with a library card.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, North Pocono Public Library Director Susan Jeffery; Shu Qiu, Dalton Library Director; Christine Mandarino, Bookmobile; Lackawanna County Library System Administrator Mary Garm; Scott Thomas, Scranton Public Library Director; Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, and Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings.

100th Land Bank Property Sold

Lackawanna County and Land Bank officials congratulate Tony Cantafio on his purchase of the 100th property in Scranton on 529 Gordon Avenue. The Land Bank, established in the Fall of 2015, has been an integral force in returning land, buildings and residences back on the tax rolls.

Front row, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley and Tony Cantafio. Back, from left, Wayne Beck, Scranton City Treasurer and Land Bank Board Member; Maria Costanzo, Lead Auditor, Scranton Single Tax Office and Land Bank Advisory Committee Member; Atty. Joe Colbassani, Land Bank Solicitor; Ralph Pappas, Business Relations Manager, the County’s Community and Economic Development Office; Lisa Durkin, CEO at United Neighborhood Services and Land Bank Advisory Committee Member; and Marty Fotta, Director of Community Development at United Neighborhood Services and Land Bank Advisory Committee Member.

2019 County Women’s Commission Bookmark Contest Winners

The Lackawanna County Commissioners joined educators and Women’s Commission members in recognizing the winners of the 2019 Bookmark Contest.

Front row, l-r, LaMya McGowan, West Scranton Intermediate School, third place winner; Samantha Fuchylo, West Scranton Intermediate School, first place winner; Magdalene Churilla, West Scranton Intermediate School, second place winner; Emmi Vitaletti Our Lady of Peace School, third place winner; and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley. Back row, from left, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Eileen Herbert, teacher at Our Lady of Peace School; Gianna Familetti, Our Lady of Peace School, second place winner; Debra Smith, teacher at Our Lady of Peace School; Grace Kowalski, Our Lady of Peace School, first place winner; Peter Iacavazzi, teacher at West Scranton Intermediate School; and Laurie Cadden Women’s Commission Member.