At just days old, Mookie, a male calf born on a beef farm, had no hope of survival. Scared, alone and malnourished, Mookie was quickly spiraling downward. In a moment of compassion, a worker on the farm reached out to Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany (indraloka.org), where director Indra Lahiri took action, readying baby bottles with formula, prepared to administer around-the-clock care.
Upon Mookie’s arrival to the sanctuary, he was paired with Penny, an elderly cow known for her warm, maternal instincts. That’s when an amazing thing happened: Penny took the frail, sickly calf in and began lactating for the first time in seven years, providing Mookie with the comfort and nourishment he so desperately needed.
National Penn Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ: NPBC) and TF Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: THRD) announced that at a special meeting held Sept. 17, the shareholders of TF Financial approved the
Agreement and Plan of Merger
between TF Financial and National Penn pursuant to which TF Financial will merge into National Penn.
As previously announced, National Penn and TF Financial
Children’s Service Center (CSC) was recently awarded northeastern Pennsylvania’s first grant from the Rite Aid “KidCents” program. KidCents is an effort by The Rite Aid Foundation that helps children in local communities. Rite Aid customers can choose to round up their purchases to the nearest dollar and donate the change to help support kid-focused charities. Additionally, Rite Aid’s “Wellness+” members can personally designate where their change goes by selecting one of the approved KidCents charities. As a KidCents charity, CSC can now be selected as a donation recipient and join forces with The Rite Aid Foundation to increase funding and expand support for kids.
First National Community Bank’s downtown Scranton branch has once again “gone pink” in support of this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure being held Saturday, Sept. 20.
As part of the 2014 Komen NEPA “Community Goes Pink Challenge,” which encourages area homes and businesses to decorate in a pink theme, FNCB’s branch on Spruce Street has been adorned with pink signage, large pink window ribbons and pink fabric draped over the entrance.
A meeting to update the public about the Bloomsburg flood protection project will be held Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria of the Bloomsburg High School, 1200 Railroad Street. The final design of the project is nearly complete. It is being developed by Borton-Lawson, the engineering firm on the project.
This will be the third public meeting on the project. Each of the first two sessions were attended by 80 to 100 people.
The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) is the grateful recipient of a $1,000 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Scranton to support TCMC’s community garden on Gibson Street. The funds will pay for a rainwater catchment system with automated watering.
Students established TCMC’s Community Garden Club in the spring of 2014 to provide an opportunity for students and employees at TCMC to engage in gardening and learn about nutrition in order to serve the local community. The garden club’s goal is to educate people about sustainable growing and the important role that food plays in health.
Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction is very excited to announce the opening of its fourth attraction, Sector 13. A more interactive experience, Sector 13 allows for multiple opportunities for great scares in a harsh environment. The soon-to-be infamous high-intensity maze of Sector 13 contains an intricate web of psychological scares and torment which must be navigated successfully in order to reach safety.