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Opportunities flow via Honeycomb Credit

by Jennifer Butler Everyone deserves access to a community with exquisite character, a thriving economy and inviting public spaces that create a feeling of belonging for residents and visitors alike. Honeycomb Credit recently joined forces with the Pennsy (read more)

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Business Briefs

Health system makes donation Commonwealth Health was a key corporate sponsor of the American Heart Association with a $30,000 donation. Commonwealth Health was proud to hold the Chairman position at the Heart Walk, Pacemaker level at the Heart Ball and Pr (read more)

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Personnel File

ALLIED SERVICES Ashley Reedy, PT, DPT, clinic manager, Dunmore Rehab Center, recently became C2 Level Certified in the Schroth-Barcelona Method of scoliosis treatment, qualifying her to treat children, adolescents and adults with the condition. The goal o (read more)

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For the Record

DEEDS COLUMBIA COUNTY David W Dennis. Property Location: Millville. Seller: Columbia Wood Industries Inc. Amount: $491,751.20. Stone Financing LLC. Property Location: Cleveland Township. Seller: Christine M. and Michael Kemmerer. Amount: $333,250. Nabil T (read more)

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The Wright Center receives designation

The Wright Center for Community Health has been designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (FQLA) by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This designation is a result of the organization’s pursuit of and commitment to (read more)

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Wayne Bank supports Honesdale Communities That Care

Honesdale Communities That Care Executive Director, Richard Palazzo, accepted a check in the amount of $10,000 from Lewis J Critelli, president and chief executive officer of Wayne Bank. Pictured are: Critelli; Debi McDonald, assistant director, Honesdale (read more)

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A fruitful century

Greg and Andrea Heller know running a successful apple orchard and fruit farm takes hard work, a willingness to evolve and expand offerings and loyal customers. Without that combination, it’s unlikely Heller’s Orchards in Wapwallopen would be celebrating (read more)

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Misericordia students compete in case study

A team of students from Misericordia University recently competed in the Mount St. Mary’s University (MSMU) Business Ethics Case Competition in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism at MSMU sponsored th (read more)

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Keystone, LCCC sign articulation agreement

Keystone College and Luzerne County Community College (LCCC) signed an articulation agreement enabling LCCC early childhood education graduates to seamlessly transfer to Keystone. Under the agreement, LCCC students who graduate with an associate degree in (read more)

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Small businesses rely on credit access

by Phil Yacuboski Credit isn’t something small business owners should fear, according to Elaine Woodland, president and CEO, First Keystone Community Bank. “Small businesses are the backbone of our communities,” Woodland said. “The money we loan allows th (read more)

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National parks bring in tourism money, jobs

by Phil Yacuboski Nestled along the Delaware River in Monroe County, the population of Delaware Water Gap is only roughly 600 people, according to the latest U.S. Census figures. But what it lacks in a permanent resident base, it makes up for in visitors. (read more)

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Are you sabotaging your retirement?

by Adam D. Shelp Are you helping or hindering your future retirement security? It may be time to rethink your approach to retirement planning if any of the following apply to you. Misunderstanding retirement income sources: Too many people believe Social (read more)

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‘A dollar here, a dollar there’

by Howard J. Grossman, AICP The expression, “a dollar here, a dollar there” applies to Pennsylvania state government as well as all county and local governments who prepare and implement budgets. Consider the role of the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal (I (read more)

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Fidelity Bank donates to scholarship fund

Fidelity Bank recently made a donation of $120,000 to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation for tuition assistance for Catholic School families in the Diocese. The donation is part of the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program. J (read more)

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Women’s center celebrates 25th anniversary

The University of Scranton celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Jane Kopas Women’s Center at a luncheon held on campus in March. From left: Anitra McShea, associate vice president for student life; Robert W. Davis Jr., vice president for student life; M (read more)

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The John and Helen Villaume Foundation establishes Geisinger Medical School scholarship

Members of the Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation presented Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine with a scholarship for a medical school student whose home residence is Wayne County. The purpose of the scholarship is to support a medical (read more)

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Bank supports Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation

Wayne Bank presented a donation of $5,000 to the Lacawac Sanctuary Foundation through the Educational Improvement Organization Program. The funds will benefit the sanctuary’s Youth Engaging Science (YES) program by providing opportunities for students in (read more)

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Skills in Scranton hosts final Educators in the Workplace cohort

Submitted photo Skills in Scranton, the workforce development affiliate of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, recently hosted the final cohort of its Educators in the Workplace program. This cohort, focusing on business, finance and information tec (read more)

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The Garden: A Mediterranean Restaurant

by Carolyn Giordano Familiar to the area of Northeastern Pennsylvania, The Garden: A Mediterranean Restaurant has found its new home in Scranton. Jo Marie Yamin Ali and her husband opened The Garden in March, after moving from West Pittston, where they we (read more)

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Nursing shortage grows with aging population

by Phil Yacuboski Pennsylvania could be at a crisis when it comes to nurses. Many in the state’s health care industry are worried that if staffing levels remain where they are, health care facilities will not have enough nurses to meet the demand, especia (read more)

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A steep climb: Finding a job without a degree

by Dave Gardner Paths with genuine opportunity are available for youths who choose to climb the employment mountain without formal post-high school education, provided they are ready for a steep climb. Applicable data from 2018 collected by the American C (read more)

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A caring example

by Joe Sylvester Patrick McMahon knew he did the right thing when three John Adams Elementary School students came up to him and said it was the best day they’ve ever had. Not that McMahon, chief executive officer of One Point, a Scranton-based office fur (read more)


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A legacy at the Dietrich plans to retire

Margie Young has been with the Dietrich Theater through it all. When she moved to the Tunkhannock area from Illinois about 20 years ago, an initiative to reopen the Dietrich was just in its beginnings. While Young had connections to Tunkhannock through su (read more)