Monroe Farmers Market to host ‘Farm-to-Fork’ dinner at Shawnee Inn Sept. 13

In celebration of the harvest season, Monroe Farmers Market, in connection with The Shawnee Inn, will host its Farm-to-Fork Harvest Dinner on Sunday, Sept. 13. Guests will dine on the Grand Lawn of the Shawnee Inn with an opening reception held on the veranda. Some of the area’s best chefs have been recruited for the occasion, including: ■ Chef Rodney Tallada of The Shawnee Inn; (read more)

  • Monroe Farmers Market to host ‘Farm-to-Fork’ dinner at Shawnee Inn Sept. 13
  • Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club first facility in Northeast to earn National Women’s Golf Alliance’s ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’ certification
  • AAA North Penn helps local schools
  • Mixer taking place for Hazleton and Pittston Chamber members Aug. 27
  • Pocono Alliance to host third annual ‘Give Poverty the Boot Through the Arts’ fund raiser at Shawnee Inn Sept. 24
  • New website offers resources for Pocono hikers
  • Leadership Lackawanna, MetroAction to present OSHA training workshop Sept. 24


 

A student’s view of internship experience: I spent the summer at the Scranton SBDC’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Center

By Olivia Levine After spending the summer working as an intern for the University of Scranton Women’s Entrepreneurship Center (WEC), I’ve learned so much, not only from my research and hands-on experience, but from the SBDC staff and the women I have com

 
Energy

Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club first facility in Northeast to earn National Women’s Golf Alliance’s ‘Rolling Out the Green Carpet’ certification

The National Women’s Golf Alliance (NWGA) has recognized Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club in Mountaintop as the first facility in the Northeast to earn the organization’s Rolling Out the Green Carpet certification. The certification process evaluates golf

New website offers resources for Pocono hikers

A new website featuring preserves and trails in the Poconos gives hikers a comprehensive resource for finding outdoor adventures. Get Outdoors Poconos, a grant-funded series by the Brodhead Watershed Association, features monthly hiking events relating to

 
Economy

Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc. announces third-quarter dividend

The board of directors of Fidelity D & D Bancorp Inc. (OTC: FDBC), parent company of The Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank, announced a declaration of the company’s third-quarter dividend of $0.27 per share. The dividend is payable Sept. 10 to shareholde

 
Op-Ed

Buyer personas: Learning to reconnect with your audience

By Nick Swartz Before you embark on your next advertising campaign, website redesign or direct mail initiative, you need to ask yourself, “How well do I really know my audience?” To do this, there are two approaches you’ll need to tackle: analyze big data

Personal finance skills help people help themselves

By Michael A. MacDowell In Rhode Island and many other states, young people who reach the age of l8 can leave their foster homes or self-emancipate. Under guidance from Columbia University’s School of Social Work and financial assistance from the U.S. Dep

St. Joe’s needs some angels looking for an encore

Although the retirees in our cover feature are varied, they sound a common theme: People want to do something meaningful with their “golden years.” According to Encore.org,for the first time in history, many of us have an extra 20 or 30 “bonus” years of a

Opinion: EPA’s ‘Clean Power Plan’ will have far reaching negative impacts on the economy and the middle class

By Charles E. Greenawalt With the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the need for “urgent replacement of fossil fuels with renewables,” focus on energy policies is again generating much attention. This is an issue that President Obama has made a natio

Guest op-ed: For better jobs and schools, governor needs robust health-care industry

By Andy Carter The Wolf administration is missing an opportunity to fulfill its pledge “to create jobs that pay and schools that teach” by advancing a budget that cuts $166 million in hospital funding. The fact is, Pennsylvania hospitals generate jobs and

Pennsylvania Chamber: Massive tax increases not good for Commonwealth

By Gene Barr The 2015-16 fiscal year is officially underway and with no state spending plan in place, it seems as if we are reverting to the old days of budget impasses and standoffs. Despite the General Assembly meeting its constitutional obligation of g

Commonwealth Health employees spearhead suicide prevention effort

Two employees of the Commonwealth Health Crisis Response and Recovery Center at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital are joining a nationwide effort to raise funds and awareness for suicide prevention. Sarah Rittenberg and Maggie Wilde, crisis clinicians, are or

 
Management/Human Resources

Personal finance: Answers to your FAQs

By Susan Whitesell Question: How aggressive should I be when I invest for retirement? Answer: It depends. The right answer in your case will depend on a number of key factors. These include, among others, your income and assets, your attitude toward risk,

 

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