Rescued calf sparks $25,000 matching-gift challenge at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

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. (read more)

  • Rescued calf sparks $25,000 matching-gift challenge at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary
  • TF Financial Corporation shareholders approve merger with National Penn Bancshares Inc.
  • Children’s Service Center awarded grant from Rite Aid ‘Kidcents’ program
  • FNCB goes ‘pink for the cure’ in downtown Scranton; Scranton branch decorated in support of Race for the Cure
  • Meeting to update public on nearly-complete Bloomsburg flood-protection project slated for Oct. 29 at Bloomsburg High
  • TCMC receives Kiwanis Club grant to support community garden
  • Reaper’s Revenge haunted attraction expands to include fourth attraction: Sector 13. The scares begin Sept. 19


 

Recent hack attacks lead to establishment of new local company

An increasing number of cyber-attacks over the past few months have created a high demand for website security. Major companies such as Sony, JPMorgan and UPS have all experienced some form of a cyber-attack, where the origins of the hack remain unclear.

 
Energy

Meeting to update public on nearly-complete Bloomsburg flood-protection project slated for Oct. 29 at Bloomsburg High

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

Experts set to discuss nuclear energy’s economic impact, jobs in Pennsylvania; reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank key

Clean Energy America (CEA) speaker DeLeah Lockridge, a nuclear engineer with Westinghouse and Mark Sieband, director of business planning with Ameren Missouri, are coming to Wilkes-Barre as part of a statewide tour to discuss the future of nuclear energy,

 
Economy

Poverty rate declined last year for first time since 2006

The U.S. Census Bureau announced Sept. 16 that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median hou

 
Op-Ed

Pennsylvania electricity prices drop for four consecutive months

By John Tough As various state media have recently reported, this summer was one of the coldest in Pennsylvania history. These lower temperatures have had many positive effects—trees started to change colors earlier, mowing the lawn hasn’t seemed like suc

Opinion: In governor’s race, voters should note how pensions came to be under-funded

By Kelly Lewis I have read about 5 percent of the noise surrounding the upcoming governor’s race in Pennsylvania. As a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, I’m always amazed at what issues become amplified, minimized, and often buri

Auditing resource material project seeks to establish checks and balances for volunteer organizations

By Fred Croop, Ed.D., C.P.A., Misericordia University Our region is fortunate to have an enthusiastic base of community volunteers. They come from various backgrounds and age groups to enhance our local churches, synagogues, fire companies, ambulance asso

September is Healthy Aging Month: Make growing old a happy and healthy experience

By John Viteritti, D.O. Aging is an inevitable part of life, but getting older doesn’t necessarily mean we’re getting less healthy. Remember fitness guru Jack LaLanne? He followed a daily diet and exercise routine well into his 90’s, and encouraged others

Pennsylvania CPAs: President Obama misses the mark on inversions

Playing the blame game is Politics 101, but President Barack Obama missed the mark earlier this month when he placed blame for the wave of corporate inversions on “accountants going to some big corporations… and saying we found a great loophole.” The real

Level funding good option for employers considering self-funded insurance plan

By Ken Mazzie Level Funding: If you desire the freedom of a self-funded insurance plan but need a little more certainty for your budgeting concerns, level funding might be an option for you. In the South Central PA, area, we have experienced an increased

Medical perspectives on medical marijuana

By Lucy J. Cairns, M.D. Several factors have recently converged to make passage of a medical marijuana law in Pennsylvania a distinct possibility. First, public opinion in the state is now overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing marijuana (cannabis sativa)

U.S. News ranks three University of Scranton business programs among nation’s best

U.S. News & World Report ranked three undergraduate programs of the University of Scranton’s Kania School of Management among the top 25 in the nation in its “Best Colleges” business specialty lists made public last week. The university’s entrepreneurship

 
Management/Human Resources

Personal finance: Answers to your FAQs

By Adam D. Shelp Question: What should I do if I determine that my income during retirement won’t be enough to meet my retirement expenses? Answer: Fortunately, you may have no need to despair. The further you are from retirement, the more time you have t

 
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