NEPA, DCED present $100,000 ARC grant to Northampton Community College

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) and Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED) presented Northampton Community College (NCC) with a $100,000 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant to purchase equipment and supplies to support post secondary workforce development programs in the information and communications sectors. ARC funding was requested to revitalize, upgrade, and expand NCC’s education and training infrastructure through the purchase of software and hardware that meets technological standards in the workplace and allows new, returning and incumbent workers to compete in the technology marketplace. (read more)

  • NEPA, DCED present $100,000 ARC grant to Northampton Community College
  • Leadership Lackawanna cites area projects to be completed by ‘Core Program’ class
  • Monroe County Salvation Army first ‘Christmas Kettle Gala’ slated for Dec. 5 at Desaki Restaurant
  • FNCB ‘Emerging Leaders’ graduate; five local organizations benefit from professional development program
  • Chambers Street Properties acquires industrial portfolio in NEPA
  • Pottsville Business Association welcomes two new businesses
  • Turkey Hill launches a new, limited-edition ice cream flavor: butter almond


‘Honesdale for the Holidays’ set for Nov. 28 and 29

Historic Honesdale offers its famous holiday hospitality during the annual Honesdale for the Holidays event on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29, sponsored by Wayne Bank. Many of Honesdale’s stores and businesses will host open houses with seasonal warm


University of Scranton Loyola Science Center meets ‘Gold Standard’ for sustainability

From the standpoint of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, all that glitters is not gold. The gold standard is reserved for significantly “green” projects that meet or exceed requirements for the second-highest certification level on t

University of Scranton wins water bottle filling station in Pennsylvania American Water’s ‘UTap Challenge’ on social media

Facebook users throughout Pennsylvania were true to their schools, helping two universities win brand-new bottle-filling stations for water fountains on their campuses. California University of Pennsylvania and the University of Scranton were the top vote


FNCB ‘Jeans for a Cause’ benefits CEO Food 4 Kids; November donation helps fund after school program

First National Community Bank (FNCB) recently raised $1035 for the Commission on Economic Opportunity’s (CEO) Food 4 Kids after school program with proceeds from a bank wide “Jeans for a Cause” dress down day in November. The fund-raising effort encourage


Opinion: Net Neutrality explained

Decades ago, Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania built, at its own expense, a toboggan run that was enjoyed by thousands who paid $10 to ride a toboggan for the day. Nearby, The Giving Tree was happy. But the old man fell asleep and had a nightmare. In the nightmar

Antibiotics: when are they the right treatment?

By Q. Thomas Novinger, M.D., MBA As a pediatrician, I’ve seen my share of ear infections, sinus infections and strep throats over the years. Antibiotics are often prescribed to treat these conditions, but I’m often asked by parents and caregivers if antib

Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29 highlights the impact of shopping ‘small’

By Natalia Olson-Urtecho As the voice for our nation’s entrepreneurs, we at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrate small businesses daily. When our small businesses do well, our communities do well. Therefore, as part of our annual traditi

Nov. 4: One Day, Many Elections

By G. Terry Madonna & Michael L. Young How many gubernatorial elections will Pennsylvania hold this November? A trick question? Yes, sort of — but the question reveals an important and too little recognized characteristic of state elections. We vote state

Local businesses value, support heritage events Sponsors aid river trail’s ‘Family Fun Day,’ Santa Train, which starts Dec. 6

By Natalie Gelb Children have a wonderful way of putting things in perspective. This was evident on Sunday, Oct. 26, as friends and families gathered on the Central New Jersey section of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail (LRHT) for a new event, Family F

Geisinger says its community benefit reaches $414.1 million for FY 13; approximately $2.6 billion in community benefit since FY 2001

Geisinger Health System said its analysis shows it provided $414.1 million in community support in fiscal year 2013 in the form of free, uncompensated care to patients who could not afford to pay; the provision of care for the elderly and the poor not pai

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Leadership Lackawanna cites area projects to be completed by ‘Core Program’ class

The Leadership Lackawanna Core Program Class of 2014-2015 has announced three projects to be completed during the upcoming program year. As part of the 10-month program curriculum, participants collaborate with local nonprofit organizations to complete va