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Misericordia to present ‘Picasso: Art & Psyche’

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The Department of Fine Arts at Misericordia University will present the lecture, “Picasso: Art & Psyche,’’ by Elisa Korb, Ph.D., J.D., assistant professor and chair, on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall. The presentations are free and open to the public.A reception will be held immediately following the evening presentation, which is accompanying the exhibit, “Pablo Picasso: 25 Years of Limited Edition Ceramics from the Rosenbaum Collection,’’ on display in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery through Sept. 24.


Lackawanna College, East Stroudsburg University sign new articulation agreements

Lackawanna College and East Stroudsburg University (ESU) have signed two articulation agreements that will offer new opportunities to Lackawanna graduates interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice and Sports Management at ESU.The agreement between ESU’s College of Business and Management and Lackawanna College’s Division of Business facilitates the transfer of college credits earned in Sport Management at Lackawanna. The agreement will allow st...

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Misericordia University president, administrators accept ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Misericordia University President Thomas J. Botzman, Kit Foley, vice president of student affairs, and Amy Lahart, dean of students, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made by student orientation coordinators. They were doused in a bucket of ice cold water in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater during the annual Opening Day picnic on Aug. 25.In turn, Botzman challenged student leaders in the Student Government Association to participate in order to raise additional funding for research...

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Safety Breaks to be held by local community groups at interstate rest areas for Labor Day holiday

Motorists traveling through Northeastern Pennsylvania are invited to take a safety break at interstate rest areas over the Labor Day Holiday.Community groups will serve free coffee at rest areas through a program coordinated with PennDOT that’s designed to encourage drivers to take a break for safety’s sake during the busy holiday travel period Aug. 29 through Sept. 1.Breaks will be held at rest areas on Interstates 80, 81 and 84, as well as the Matamoras and...

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AAJRB, the Greater Scranton YMCA partner to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest

The Abington Area Joint Recreation Board (AAJRB) and the Greater Scranton YMCA are partnering to present the Third Annual Harvest Moon Fest at Hillside Park, 1188 Winola Road, Clarks Summit. This year’s free event is set for Sunday, Sept. 28 from noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine.The event will feature a Cow Flop (new this year), children’s activities, fall themed arts and crafts, canoe rentals, bounce house, face painting, live music at the pavilion (with Bill Frye, Sassaf...

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Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence applications now available online

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and its small business development affiliate, MetroAction, announced that applications are now being accepted for the fourth annual SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence).The SAGE Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of the local business community through their talent, creativity, and innovation. The application, instructions, and judging criteria for the SAGE Awards are available at scrantonchamber.com.The d...

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Annual Abington Heights carnival set for Aug. 29

The Abington Heights Back-to-School Carnival will be held on Friday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the high school.The carnival is free and open to the community. Music, games, and fire truck rides will be available. The event will be held rain or shine and food will be available for purchase. The “Meet the Comets” program will start at 8 p.m.

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Community calendar, week of Aug. 27, 2014

REMINDERSAbington Community Market, open Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Local growers sell their vegetables and more behind the South Abington Elementary School.South Side Farmers’ Market, 159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, open every Saturday through October, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Hosted by United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s Elm Street Revitalization Project. Fresh food, baked goods, wine, herbs and other items are available ...

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Arts and entertainment calendar, week of Aug. 27, 2014

VISUAL ARTS/PERFORMING ARTSGlenburn Township 10th Annual Art Show and Sale: Call for Entries. All original two-dimensional media considered. Delivery by Oct. 23 for Oct. 26 opening. Info: call Joanne at 570-954-1489.Artwork display of Kathy Olinick, through Aug. 29 at Abington Community Library. Preview Holiday Marketplace artist Kathy Olinick’s watercolors.Dietrich Classic Movie Series:...

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Phil Vassar, Jefferson Starship part of 2014-15 Concerts Series at Lackawanna College

Community Concerts at Lackawanna College will open its 2014-15 season Oct. 4, with the award-winning Nashville singer/songwriter Phil Vassar. The season’s roster also includes the 40th anniversary tour of rock group Jefferson Starship Nov. 8, Gaslight Theatre Company’s production of “Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage” Jan. 28 through Feb. 1, 2015 and culminates with Ireland’s own “Rhythm of the Dance” on March 5, 2015.

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Clarks Summit resident gives ‘Kazakhstan and Central Asia: History, Culture, Politics & Economy’ lecture

Kairat Umarov, Kazakhstan’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the U.S. was among the distinguished guests at the inaugural Jay Nathan, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar Lecture Series at The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library.The lecture was titled “Kazakhstan and Central Asia: History, Culture, Politics and Economy.”Dr. Nathan is a Clarks Summit resident and taught at the University of Scranton from 1983 to 1993.

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Bridge Closure on Edella Road over Leggett’s Creek affects Abington Heights bus schedule

Beginning in July, Edella Road was closed over Leggett’s Creek, located in the vicinity of Edella Road and Willowbrook Road. The district was notified this project will run at least six more weeks as of August 25.The following bus schedule changes due to this detour will stay in place until Edella Road is reopened. Announcements will be made on the district’s webpage when it is due to reopen.Middle School Bus ChangesMorning commute...

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Citizen’s Hexagon Project 2014 announced

For the third year, The Greater Scranton Interdependence Day Committee announced the 2014 The Citizen’s Hexagon Project, an International Arts Project gone local for all. Individuals, community and community groups and organizations are all welcome to join. No specific art experience is necessary – just ideas about connectedness.

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Dr. Kevin Colleran to discuss shoulder replacement surgery

Orthopedic surgeon Kevin Colleran will present “Current Concepts in Shoulder Replacement Surgery” from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 in the McGowan Conference Room, second floor, Regional Hospital of Scranton, 746 Jefferson Avenue.The health talk is open to the public free of charge. Lunch will be served.Dr. Colleran is on the medical staff of Regional Hospital and practices orthopedic surgery with Professional Orthopaedics, Scranton.Reservations are rec...

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Catholic Choral Society begins 66th year

The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 66th year Tuesday, Sept. 2, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical, and secular music in both counties.New members are welcome and no auditions are required.The group’s first concert is the annual November Generations Concert, when the Catholic Choral Society hosts and featur...

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Jimmy Welch Jazz concert returning to Dietrich

Jimmy Welch will return to the Dietrich Theater with his Jazz Band Sunday, Sept. 7 at 3 p.m. Admission is free, and donations will be accepted at the door.Last year’s concert brought a standing ovation, and this year’s promises to bring comparable accolades. Chuck Pirone will be on drums, Joe Weldon will be at keyboard, John Stellabat will be on bass and Jimmy Welch will be on trumpet. All are invited to come and hear Big Band, Dixieland, and jazz numbers along with Fra...

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Greater Scranton Jaycees receives nearly 10K in merchandise to be raffled off at La Festa Italiana

The Greater Scranton Jaycees, under the leadership of President Frank Joyce, raised nearly 10K in merchandise donations to be raffled off at Scranton’s La Festa Italiana Saturday, Aug. 30 through Monday, Sept. 1, at a tent on Adams Avenue.Proceeds from the raffle, as well as from beverage and candy that will be sold is to be used to promote projects that empower young active citizens to create positive sustainable change in the Greater Scranton area.All baskets or ...

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Civil War Drama returning to the Dietrich

The Dietrich Theater will offer live theatre to the community as part of Tunkhannock’s sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War.“The Bridegroom of Blowing Rock” will be presented in the Evans Theater at the Dietrich Saturday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 at 3 p.m.

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