Winter Meeting Planned for Northeast Tree Fruit Growers

Penn State Extension has planned the Northeast Fruit Meeting for tree fruit growers in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  The meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in the Petro Plaza, Avoca. The meeting is designed to address current challenges with the latest research based information. The program highlights include: 

  • Fungicide Resistance Management Strategies for Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew, and Brown Rot
  • The Impact of BMSB Management on IPM Systems in Fruit Orchards
  • Bacterial Spot Management on Stone Fruit
  • Managing Perennial and Other Hard-to-Control Weeds in New and Established Pome and Stone Fruit Orchards
  • Pesticide Applicator Training 

This meeting is a great opportunity for growers to hear from researchers who are working on the critical issues facing the tree fruit industry. Growers also have a chance to interact with each other and find out what’s going on at other orchards. 

Contact the Extension office in Lackawanna County (570-963-6842) to receive a meeting announcement which explains the registration procedure. The registration fee is $20 if received by February 9. Registration received after February 9 and at the door is $30.00.  The registration fee includes morning refreshments and a hot buffet lunch. Mark your 2013 calendar now, and plan to attend the Northeast Fruit Meeting on February 14. 

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact John Esslinger at (570)784-6660 in advance of your participation or visit. 

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

2013 Lackawanna County Program Stream Grantees

Artists for Art Gallery

American Federation of Musicians Local #120

Ballet Theatre of Scranton

Catholic Choral Society

Choral Society of NEPA

Classical Guitar Society of NEPA

First Night Scranton

Lackawanna County Historical Society

Lyric Consort

Mostly Opera

Robert Dale Chorale

Scranton Civic Ballet

Actor’s Circle

American Federation of Musicians

Arts on Fire Festival

Boys and Girls Club

Broadway Theatre League

Clarks Summit Ice Festival

Electric City Television

First Friday

Lackawanna County All County Band

La Festa

Lackawanna Heritage Valley Heritage Explorer & Santa Train

Motown Show- RTJP Events

The Northeastern Philharmonic

Pioneer Heritage Festival – City of Carbondale

Poetry Out Loud program run by N.E.I.U

United Neighborhood Centers for Project Hope and the Shutterbug Photography Program


Saint Ubaldo Society

Scranton Jazz Festival

Scranton Public Theatre

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

2013 Lackawanna County Community Arts and Culture Project Grants

Arts at First Presbyterian- $1, 725

Arts activities at Ice Festival and series of music concerts at First Presbyterian Clarks Summit.

Covenant Presbyterian Concerts- $1,500

Series of free public concerts in March, April and Oct. at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Scranton.

Julie Esty – $1, 650

“Mourning Mornings” Dunmore Cemetery Tours and lectures first two weekends of Oct.

Geri Featherby – $1,150

A series of theater workshops for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder held at Arabesque Dance Academy in Roaring Brook Twp., PA.

Gaslight Theater Company- $1, 400

Funding for a production of the musical {Title of Show} at the Mellow Theatre

James Gray- funding for a Veteran’s Day Memorial in Dalton with original  artwork by local artist Bill Chickillo

Ghostlight Theatre Company – $2,250

Funding for a free production of Merry Wives of Windsor in South Abington Park in May.

James Gray – $1, 950

Original Drawing by William Chickillo to be etched in a Veteran’s Memorial in Dalton.

Rosemary Hay -Scranton Shakespeare Festival – $1, 650

Free production of A Comedy of Errors last week of June and July 1 in Nay Aug Park.

Hope Horn Gallery – $1, 950

Northeastern Biennial  2013, a collaborative juried exhibition between four  galleries Hope Horn U of S Marywood Art Galleries, ArtWorks and the Afa Gallery Oct. -14

Matthew Mang and The Great Party – $1,500

Production of original music video and concert using themes of Day of the Dead.

Claire Marcus- $1,100

Mixed media exhibit based on photographs from Steamtown National Historic site with Textile at Steamtown and including lectures at Lackawanna Historical Society. 

Pamela Hill McNichols- Scranton StorySlam – $2, 100

Quarterly storytelling event with local people telling stories on different themes at different locations in Scranton.

Matthew Mindrup- $1,000

RE-Construction –an art installation at the Connell Building during First Friday October.

Nikki Moser – $1, 743

Viewfinder – interactive art workshops and project with high school students exploring the region’s industrial history.

North Pocono Cultural Society -$2, 100

Mondays in Moscow music series at various locations in Moscow. 

Dipti Pancholy – $2, 250

Hindustani Classical music featuring musician Sanjukta Sen at the Mellow Theatre at Lackawanna College.

Al Pierce – $1, 486

Original Railroad themed posters, photographs and photo illustrations exhibit at Steamtown from June 1-July6.

Scranton Celtic Festival – $1, 800

Two Day  festival in May 18 & 19  at Sno Cove featuring Celtic music, entertainment, vendors and food.

Karen Slatcha – $1, 650

An adaptive music project for children with special needs featuring Uncle Pete Tawny/Juggernut String Band.

Julian Sparacino – $1,500

Inflated Ear Music Series-original music for 9 piece ensemble at The Vintage Theater.

Kevin Treat – $1, 430

Original wood carved sculptures and benches for Hill Side Park in  the Abington area. 

Sally Weiner-Grotta – $1, 620

Photography Exhibit of “Pennsylvania Hand” part of a larger national project “American Hands” at the Weinberg Memorial Library at the Unversity of Scranton with a lecture on Feb. 13 as part of the Schemel Forum.