Scranton Cultural Center to Host Free Concert Feat. USAF Heritage of America Band

 

SCRANTON, Pa. October 31, 2018 – Enjoy a concert given by the United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on November 14 at 7:00 p.m.  The concert is free and open to the public.

For six decades, the USAF Heritage of America Concert Band has educated, inspired and entertained over 1.5 million people annually, by providing music events that support Airmen and their families, honor our Nation’s veterans and build relationships and trust between the American people and their Air Force.  The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians who captivate audiences on regular tours throughout the East Coast with a variety of renditions of great orchestral classics, marches, Broadway hits, jazz standards, movie music and patriotic favorites.

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band concert is presented by Gibbons Ford and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro.  It is supported by Lackawanna County and the PA Council on the Arts.

The concert will take place in the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Theatre at 7:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  Concessions will be for purchase.  Tickets are free to the public and are required for admission.  They can be acquired at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via Ticketmaster. Convenience charges apply when claiming online or by phone.  For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit SCCMT.org.

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple’s 2018-19 Season is sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories and LT Verrastro.  It is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Lackawanna County Office of Arts and Culture, and Commissioners Patrick M. O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni and Laureen A. Cummings.  A special thank you to its media partners:  Allied Services, Bold Gold Media, Citizens’ Voice, Electric City, Entercom Communications, Lamar Advertising, MAC Signs, The Times-Tribune, Times Shamrock Communications and Eyewitness News – WBRE/WYOU – pahomepage.com.

ABOUT THE USAF HERITAGE OF AMERICA BAND:

Activated in 1941, The United States Air Force Heritage of America Concert Band has a rich history of inspiring public patriotism and enhancing esprit de corps among all the US military service branches.  These world-class airman-musicians are stationed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton, Virginia.  They travel throughout the Carolinas, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions, presenting over 300 events annually for the general public and in support of Airman morale and protocol events.  Under the leadership of Captain Michael D. Hoerber, the USAF Heritage of America Band remains at the forefront of communicating Air Force core values and preserving and enriching America’s military and musical heritage into the 21st century.

www.HeritageofAmericaBand.af.mil

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Named to 2019 US News and World Reports ‘Best Law Firms’

 

(Kingston, PA, November 1, 2018) Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn PC is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the 2019 US News and World Report and Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”. Hourigan, Kluger and Quinn received a Metropolitan Tier 1 designation: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Product Liability – Plaintiffs, and Workers’ Compensation – Claimants; and a Metropolitan Tier 2 designation, Employment Law – Management. Metropolitan Tier 1 and 2 include Northeastern Pennsylvania and Allentown Lehigh Valley.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers.  Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. “For more than 30 years, U.S. News has ranked a wide range of institutions,” says Tim Smart, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report. “Law firms are an integral part of our rankings and complement our law school rankings.” To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top 4 percent of practicing attorneys in the United States. Over 21,000 attorneys provided almost 700,000 law firm assessments, and over 8,000 clients provided more than 47,000 evaluations. “We are proud that we have undertaken this challenging and important task so diligently and with such care that the legal profession has come to view our tens of thousands of rankings each year with widespread respect,” says Steven Naifeh, CEO and co-founder of Best Lawyers.

“As one of the founders of Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, I am honored to be part of this notable distinction and so very proud of our attorneys at the firm. Hard work, dedication, compassion, decades of experience, education and research, teamwork, preparation and exemplary skills in the courtroom contribute to the results we obtain for our clients,” says HKQ Law Attorney Joseph A. Quinn, Jr.

Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for its abilities, its professionalism and its integrity. The 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings can be seen in their entirety by visiting bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

About Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn, PC

Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn is considered one of the top civil litigation and commercial law firms that has had the privilege of representing more families in the courtroom than any other NEPA firm. The attorneys at HKQ Law have been honored as Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms by US News and World Report, and have received the AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbel. HKQ Law was recently recognized for one of the top 20 Verdicts in Pennsylvania.

The firm’s Personal Injury Team, led by Attorney Joe Quinn, Jr., has won some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the region’s history. The Personal Injury Team focuses on a wide array of personal injury claims and civil litigation, including medical malpractice, auto and truck accidents, aviation accidents, unsafe vehicles, dangerous or defective products, workplace injuries (worker’s compensation), construction site accidents, claim denials by insurance companies, dangerous drugs, defective children’s products, nursing home abuse and neglect, and falls due to unsafe conditions (slip and fall).

Attorney Joseph A Quinn, Jr. is one of only 100 attorneys in the United States (and one of only three in Pennsylvania) honored with membership in the Inner Circle of Trial Advocates, and one of only 500 attorneys worldwide chosen to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since the program began and has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America every year since the publication was established in 1987. Best Lawyers also named him top personal injury attorney for Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley. In addition, Best Lawyers, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, has designated HKQ a Tier 1 Best Law Firm across multiple categories in Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley.

Since the inception of the firm, the Commercial / Corporate Team led by Attorney Allan Kluger has provided comprehensive, integrated legal services to many of Northeastern and Eastern Pennsylvania’s largest corporations, businesses, banks, non-profits and institutions, handling matters involving labor and employment, wills, trusts and estate planning, estate administration, elder law, commercial transactions, residential and commercial real estate, zoning, land use and development, telecommunications, mediations and arbitrations, commercial litigation, title insurance, business planning and business succession, corporate/business structuring, employment discrimination law for employers, banking, creditor’s rights, finance, lender liability defense, covenants not to compete, construction law, mergers and acquisitions and other business matters.

Additional information can be found at www.HKQLaw.com or by calling (800) 760-1529.

Free Flood Map and Insurance Workshop

 

Help your clients protect their investment.

Flash floods swept through Pennsylvania this summer – damaging homes and businesses throughout many communities. Increasingly, flooding is a fact of life.  However, you can help your clients better prepare for and respond to a flood event. Resources are available through government agencies and private sector providers, to help people understand their flood risk and to protect their homes and businesses.

This is an invitation to a flood insurance and flood map training for industry stakeholders, hosted by FEMA Region III and state and local partners, on Monday, December 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Fiorelli Catering, 1501 Main Street, Peckville, PA 18452. 

This training, Impacts of Flood Map Changes on Insurance, will be led by Bruce A. Bender, CFM, a flood insurance and outreach specialist.  Bruce has provided numerous similar stakeholder trainings across the United States and brings nearly 30 years of professional experience to this event.

The primary purpose of this event will be to provide attendees with an in-depth understanding of the process by which FEMA updates communities’ flood maps (known as Flood Insurance Rate Maps or FIRMs) and the effects that these updates have on flood insurance requirements and costs. We will also preview anticipated changes to the flood maps in Lackawanna County. Bruce will cover updates to the federal flood insurance program and resources available that insurance agents, realtors, lenders, land surveyors and floodplain administrators can use in their daily work.

This event has also been approved for two hours of Continuing Education Credits for Certified Floodplain Managers (CFMs) and insurance agents and has been submitted for CEC approval for realtors. If you are interested in attending, please register on Eventbrite (https://impacts-of-flood-map-changes.eventbrite.com) no later than Wednesday, December 5th.

In the meantime, please direct any questions you might have to Terence Milstead at terence.milstead@ogilvy.com or at (850) 339 9714. We look forward to seeing you in Peckville on the 10th of December!

REAL ID Mobile Verification Unit to Visit AVP

Avoca, PA (October 29, 2018) – Will you need a REAL ID for air travel?  Get an early start on the verification process and eliminate your trip to a PennDOT Driver’s License Center by visiting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) on Thursday, November 8, 2018.

AVP is hosting a REAL ID Mobile Verification Unit (also known as a REAL ID Pop-Up), which allows Pennsylvania residents to pre-verify for REAL ID without visiting a PennDOT Driver License Center. PennDOT staff will scan the required documents to a particular driver’s record and mark it as “REAL ID Eligible.”  The REAL ID Mobile Verification Unit is scheduled to be at AVP on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM in the Terminal Building, Main Level.

“AVP is committed to ensuring our passengers understand the importance of REAL ID and making the resources available before it becomes mandatory for air travel in October 2020,” said Carl R. Beardsley, Jr., AVP Executive Director.

Once REAL ID’s are available in March 2019, Pennsylvania residents can apply for their REAL ID online, pay the applicable fees, and it will be mailed to them directly within ten (10) business days. PennDOT is required to verify original versions or certified copies of the documents listed below:

  • Proof of Identity – Examples: Original or certified copy of a birth certificate with raised seal; valid U.S. Passport or Passport Card, etc.
  • Proof of Social Security Number – Original social security card (cannot be laminated or sealed in plastic)
  • Proof of PA Residency (TWO documents) – Examples: Current, unexpired PA driver’s license or photo ID card, No more than 90-day-old bank statement or utility bill with the same name and address, W-2 Form, etc.
  • Proof of all Legal Name Changes – Examples:  Marriage certificate or court order issued by your county’s family court, etc.

Additional dates for the REAL ID Pop-Up at AVP have already been added:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 and Thursday, January 17, 2019.

About AVP

AVP currently offers travelers approximately 38 daily arrivals and departures, which includes non-stop flights to seven destinations, with one-stop service to hundreds of destinations worldwide.  Air service is provided by the following airlines: American (Charlotte, Chicago-O’Hare and Philadelphia); Delta (Atlanta and Detroit); Southern Airways Express (Pittsburgh); and United (Chicago-O’Hare and Washington-Dulles).  For more information, call 1-877-2FLYAVP (235-9287) or visit our web site at flyAVP.com.

Greater Scranton YMCA To Hold #VoteTogether Election Day Event

 

DUNMORE, PA, 10/31/2018 – The Greater Scranton YMCA has partnered with #VoteTogether to hold on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018, a free Election Day celebration from 3:00-7:00pm at our facility located at 706 N. Blakely Street, Dunmore, PA 18512.

#VoteTogether is a national organization aiming to celebrate voting. Thousands of sites across the country will be hosting events at polling sites to celebrate voting day. At the Greater Scranton YMCA, which is a polling site, we will provide free food, drinks, giveaways, entertainment and free child watch services for children while their parents vote! Pre-registration is not required.

Additionally, Uber has offered a discount code to partners of #VoteTogether. This code will give a $7 discount each way for a total of $14 (more than the national $10 off code in their regular promo on Election Day). Follow the instructions to use this code:

  • Make sure you have the most recent version of the Uber app.
  • Enter the Election Day Promo Code in your app. NOTE: The code for this special offer is EARLYVOTE2018.
  • Request your ride using Uber’s polling place locator (right in the Uber app).

For questions or more information, please contact Robert Duliba, Senior Director of Membership Services, at rduliba@greaterscrantonymca.org or Karen Clause, Associate Executive Director, at kclause@greaterscrantonymca.org.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 22 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change.

www.greaterscrantonymca.org

Gunn-Mowery, LLC Hires Mike Powers, Office Assistant

Lemoyne, PA (October 30, 2018) – We are pleased to welcome Mike Powers, Office Assistant, as a new team member at Gunn-Mowery, LLC.

Mike joined Gunn-Mowery, LLC after a thirty-four-year career with the IBM Corporation, most recently as an Executive Project Manager. Mike has a business degree from Niagara University, an MBA from Kutztown University and recently joined the professional faculty at Harrisburg University. In his spare time, he volunteers as an active Board Member of Friends of East Pennsboro Parks, is Vice President of the Ancient Order of Hibernian’s of Cumberland County and helps lead the teenage group in his local church.

Mike’s primary location will be in our Lemoyne office and he can be reached at mpowers@gunnmowery.com or 717-761-4600.

 

About Gunn-Mowery, LLC

Founded in 1985, Gunn-Mowery, LLC is an independent insurance broker providing commercial insurance, personal insurance, employee benefits, captive insurance, financial services and surety bonds to clients in Central Pennsylvania and beyond. Our professionals are licensed in 40 states and have placement capabilities worldwide. We have four offices in Lemoyne, Lancaster, Dillsburg, and State College, Pennsylvania.
Recognized locally, regionally and nationally in our industry for service, innovation and best practices standards, we continue to meet the needs of our clients. To learn more about our agency, visit www.GunnMowery.com, or e-mail us at info@gunnmowery.com.

Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra to Perform Family Concert

 

SCRANTON, PA (October 29, 2018)—Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra will perform a Family Concert on Friday, November 9, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts. The performance is free and open to the public.

The concert will feature the world premiere of a piece by composer, Karen Neifeh-Harmon, titled “Celtic Princess of the Danube.” Nearly 100 young music students from Marywood University’s String Project, as well as from schools in Philadelphia and Oklahoma, will join the University’s Orchestra on stage for this piece, which tells the story of the mysterious princess through music.

Other music in the program will include Saint-Saens’ “Carnival of the Animals,” Rossini’s “Overture to the Barber of Seville,” and Vaughan Williams’ “English Folksong Suite,” and “Greensleeves.”

Marywood University’s String Project is an after-school, pre-collegiate program for students ages 7-18. Participants take small-group lessons in violin, viola, cello, and double bass; participate in orchestra; and perform in concerts. String Project participants are divided into three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) based on experience.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Symphony Orchestra Family Concert, please visit www.marywood.edu/mtd, or call (570) 348-6268.