Dunmore Winery Wins Medals in International Mead Competition

Space Time Mead & Cider Works has again been recognized for professional wine making skills. At the 2019 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition, held in Broomfield Colorado, Space Time Mead & Cidery Work’s “Blueberry Moon” received a silver medal in the Semi Sweet Dessert Mead category, and a silver medal in Dry Varietal honey category for “Andromeada.”

The Mazer Cup International is the premier mead-only competition. “I could not be more pleased than to have placed in what is consider the ‘Olympics of Mead’,.” said President and wine maker Dan Schreffler. “We are pleased with the recognition of the quality of our mead among our world class peers. These medals are really special for us.”

The winery, which only opened last summer, has achieved several nationally recognized awards for commercial mead making, including the American Wine Society’s 2018 Best Commercial Mead. The medaling meads were made with locally sourced ingredients; Blueberry Moon with blueberries from Blue Thumb Blueberry Farm in Lake Ariel, and brandy made by Lang Beverage Company, a local distillery in Nanticoke.

For those unfamiliar with mead, it is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages. Sometimes referred to as “honey wine,” it was the drink of both kings and poets, Vikings and ancient Greeks. And up until the 19th century, was made at home, as beer was, until replaced by cheaper and mass-produced alcoholic beverages. “Mead is just as versatile as wine, and as inventive as craft beer,” says Dan. “I’m proud of creating some world class beverages right here in Dunmore.”
Space Time’s tasting room and winery is located at 419 South Blakely Street, with hours of Thursday & Friday 1-8 p.m., Saturday/Sunday 1-5 p.m. For up to date hours and events, visit on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SpaceTimeMeadCiderWorks or on the web, http://www.spacetimemeadworks.com

Geisinger Events Scheduled

Walk with a Future Doc

Starts Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m., every fourth Saturday monthly
Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at West Olive Street or Backcourt Hoops at 5 West Olive Plaza
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is teaming up with The Wright Center for Community Health to encourage Scranton residents to take a step toward better health with Walk with a Future Doc,” a health program that brings medical students, doctors and patients together to walk every fourth Saturday monthly at 9 a.m. at one of two partner sites: Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at West Olive Street or Backcourt Hoops at 5 West Olive Plaza. Join us for our first “Walk with a Future Doc” event on Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m.!

God Knows Where I Am screening and panel discussion 
Wednesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine Street, Scranton
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and WVIA invite you to a documentary screening and Community Conversation on the important issues of mental health, homelessness and social justice. See the documentary “God Knows Where I Am” with a panel discussion to follow on Wednesday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the school’s Medical Sciences Building, 525 Pine Street, Scranton. This event is free and open to the public. Reserve your ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/god-knows-where-i-am-screening-and-discussion-tickets-59126370566

Let’s Talk About Change: Prescription Affordability
Saturday, May 11, 8 a.m.
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, 525 Pine Street, Scranton
The student leaders of the Primary Care Progress team at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine are proud to host “Let’s Talk About Change: Prescription Affordability” on Saturday, May 11, 2019. This is a great opportunity for local residents to gain insight about prescription affordability in Lackawanna County. Primary Care Progress is a national action network dedicated to supporting the next generation of health professionals in transforming our primary care system. The Catalyst Project is a Primary Care Progress initiative through which students investigate community health needs and facilitate discussion between community members and healthcare professionals. Participants will not only be engaged by the knowledge of the keynote speaker Sarah Bodnar, director of community health at the United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania, but also by the unique patient experiences on a topic that affects all of us. RSVP by leaving a name and contact number via email, call or text: pcpatgcsom@gmail.com or 570-291-8474.

11th Annual GCSOM Golf Classic
Monday, June 10
Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic

Join us for our 11th Annual GCSOM Golf Classic presented by PNC on Monday, June 10! Proceeds benefit student scholarships. For more information or to register, visit our website at geisinger.edu/golf, call 570-504-9065 or email golf@som.geisinger.edu.

Marywood University to Present Its Spring String Ensemble Concert

Marywood University’s music, theatre and dance department will present its String Ensemble Spring Concert, “Tea with Telemann,” an afternoon concert of concerti for stings by Telemann, Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 3 p.m. The concert will take place on the Main Stage in the Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts, and is free and open to the public.

Entercom is Hiring Interns

Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton offers an opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to practical experience. Our internship program allows students to experience firsthand the reality of working in the radio broadcasting industry. Interns can test their creative talent, exercise their analytical skills and increase their understanding of broadcasting operations and trends. Internships are available year-round, and are 12-15 hours per week, with specific days and times agreed upon in advance. All interns must be enrolled in a college or university and receiving college credit. Students are expected to obtain and complete any forms necessary to receive credit for the internship experience. Entercom Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will assist students with the completion of such forms and provide information concerning duties and responsibilities.

Internships are available for WKRZ, WGGY, WILK, & WMQX in the following departments: Promotions, Programming, Production, Digital (Web), Sales, IT,  & Engineering

Please e-mail lklepadl@entercom.com for an internship application.

Qualifications: Required:Must be enrolled and receiving credit from college/university.

Please have interested candidates visit our web site at https://entercom.avature.net/careers/JobDetail?id=13796 to apply.

Consistent with our Equal Opportunity Program, we request that you advise us of any candidate, including disabled persons, minorities or women, you believe may be qualified for this position and advise interested parties to apply as indicated.

Privacy Notice:  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requires all stations to report the names of community organizations receiving job vacancy information plus the contact person, address and telephone number of each organization in an annual EEO Public File Report that will be made available to the general public in the station’s public inspection file and on our website.  IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO THE PUBLIC DISCLOSURE OF THIS INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE FCC, OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REMOVED FROM OUR DISTRIBUTION LIST,  PLEASE NOTIFY ME IMMEDIATELY.

Entercom Wilkes-Barre is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lackawanna College Now Offering Online Cyber Security Degree

Lackawanna College is pleased to announce the launch of a new 100% online Cyber Security associate degree starting in Fall 2019. The program addresses a 3 million and growing global cyber security staffing shortage. This shortage of IT professionals dedicated to cyber security is leaving businesses open to cyber security attacks. Without properly trained staffing, corporations will continue to experience major security breaches that compromise consumer data and cost millions of dollars.

Lackawanna’s new Cyber Security program curriculum is structured around guidelines set by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which sponsor the National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense (CAE-CD). These diverse guidelines identify security best practices in all aspects of information technology, which includes computer networks, databases, operating systems and software development. By following the NSA and DHS guidelines, Lackawanna College is positioning itself to become recognized as a CAE-CD educational institution.

“The new curriculum can be considered a computer science degree with an emphasis on security. Because the program covers the main computer science components, it not only exposes the student to information security career opportunities but also opportunities in network architecture, application development, database administration and system administration,” said John Bradigan, Director of the Lackawanna College Cyber Security program.

For more information on the degree, go to: https://www.lackawanna.edu/academics/majors-and-certificates/associate/cyber-security/

AAA North Penn Awarded at United Way Breakfast

AAA North Penn was awarded with the Platinum Hand Award at the United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties Celebration of Caring Awards Breakfast held on April 18, 2019 at The Radisson, Scranton. The Platinum Hands Awards are presented in recognition of superior commitment to the people of our community through corporate and employee giving.

AAA North Penn serves AAA members in the following area(s): Lackawanna, Monroe, Lycoming, Wayne, Bradford, Susquehanna, Pike, Tioga, Wyoming, Potter and Sullivan Counties.  For more information visit www.AAA.com.


Wilkes University and Luzerne County Medical Society Encourage Expired Medication Disposal During Take Back Day

Wilkes University’s Generation Rx and the Luzerne County Medical Society, in partnership with the Luzerne County District Attorney and Sheriff offices, are hosting a local event on National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Area residents are encouraged to safely dispose of unused or expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Luzerne County Courthouse, 200 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Community members can ‘drive-up’ to drug take-back boxes at the courthouse and turn in expired or unused medications safely and conveniently. Participants will enter via River St. and exit via Pierce St. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning and flushed or trashed medicines can end up polluting waters. Rates of prescription drug abuse are alarmingly high with over half of teens abusing medicines they get from a family member, friend, or the home medicine cabinet.

To prepare items for disposal:

  • All pharmaceutical drugs to be disposed must be placed in a sealed container such as the original bottle or zip-lock bag.
  • Liquid pharmaceuticals should remain in the original container.
  • Personal information should be removed or marked out with a permanent marker.

What you can dispose:

  • Prescription and over-the-counter solid medications
  • Tablets and capsules
  • Pet medication

What you may not drop off:

  • Intravenous solutions
  • Injectables, syringes, and needles (i.e. EpiPens); these need to be taken to a health-care professional’s office or to a hospital for disposal
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Compressed cylinders or aerosols (e.g., asthma inhalers)
  • Iodine-containing medications
  • Thermometers
  • Alcohol & illicit drugs