Johnson College Announces Youth Summer Camps

This summer, Johnson College welcomes students entering 7th grade and up to spend time on campus for our summer camp offerings. Summer Camp is an opportunity for your student to spend time on our campus, and learn something new while having fun! Multiple camp sessions will take place in the time between June 24th and August 8th, 2019. Camps will run between the times of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Please see individual camp information for more details.

Summer Camps are offered through the Continuing Education Department. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have by calling 570-702-8979 or email Register at

2019 Camp Sessions:

Electronics STEM

July 8th – 12th

8 AM – 12 PM

  • Learn the purpose, process, and techniques of soldering
  • Build a soldering board
  • Design circuits
  • Design and build around CPE
  • Learn computer languages used in Electronics Design and Coding
  • $150

Exploring Experiments

July 15th – 19th

8 AM – 12 PM

  • Earth Science experiments
  • Balloon Experiments
  • Build a boat and a catapult out of recycled materials
  • Turn milk into plastic
  • Volcano Day
  • $99

3-D Printing

June 24th – 26th

8 AM – 12 PM

  • Learn the process of 3-D printing and see how the printers work and watch them in action
  • Design and create your very own 3-D printed creation
  • 3-D printed creation races
  • $120


July 8th – 12th

9 AM – 12 PM

  • Learn codes and their commands
  • Order movement commands as sequential steps in a program
  • Modify an existing program to solve errors
  • Break down a long sequence of instructions into the largest repeatable sequence
  • $99

Kitchen Chemistry

July 8th – 12th

8 AM – 12 PM

  • Make Rock Candy
  • Make Slime
  • Learn about science experiments using everyday household items
  • Learn about chemical reactions
  • Make chocolate chip cookies
  • $110

Introduction to Veterinary Surgery

August 6th – 8th

8 AM – 12 PM

  • Overview of common surgical procedures
  • Learn about veterinary hospital set up
  • Learn about veterinary surgical techniques
  • Make your own suture board
  • Practice suture patterns
  • $120


July 16th – 18th

9 AM – 1 PM

  • Design and build small wood projects
  • Practice staining and using polyurethane
  • Wood working projects
  • Learn about wood species
  • Learn about conservation
  • $99

Forensic Science

July 12th – 14th

1 PM – 5 PM

  • Learn about how crimes are solved through forensic science
  • Digital Forensics activities
  • Crime Scene Investigation activities
  • Forensic Chemistry Lab activities
  • $150

Solar Power

July 1st – 3rd

9 AM – 12 PM

  • Learn about solar cells
  • Learn how to convert cell voltage
  • Learn about lithium ion batteries, and the concept of lithium charging
  • Assemble battery pack
  • Assemble solar module
  • Circuit test
  • $99

Marywood University Plans Annual Community Leadership Celebration

A trio of organizers, Mary Ellen Coleman ’68, committee co-chair and former trustee; Lisa Lori, Esq.’93, committee co-chair and chair of Marywood University’s Board of Trustees; and Barbara Cawley ’63, committee co-chair, are working to ensure the success of Marywood University’s Sixth Annual Community Leadership Celebration, set for Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 5:30 p.m., in the Insalaco Arena, at the Center for Athletics and Wellness, on the University’s campus.

The Little Sisters of the Poor will be honored at this year’s annual Community Leadership Celebration with the Lead On award in recognition of their compassion and commitment to the care of poor and elderly persons. In addition to honoring the Little Sisters of the Poor, this annual celebration helps empower Marywood students to shape the future as they discover their passion and realize their purpose.

For additional information regarding sponsorship opportunities, or to purchase tickets to the Community Leadership Celebration, please visit, or call Patricia Rosetti, Leadership Annual Giving officer, at (570) 348-6238.

Marywood University to Co-Sponsor Medication Take-Back Event

Marywood University is co-sponsoring a Medication Take-Back event in partnership with the Scranton Police Department, and the Lackawanna/Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs, on Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the entrance to the University, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, Pa. This is a Marywood University student project organized by Shanna Carwell and Austin Maylor, senior biotechnology students.

Community members can drop off unused or expired medications including: prescription medication; over-the-counter medications (pain relief, antacids, cold medications, laxatives); eye drops; dietary supplements; vitamins; herbal supplements; topical medications (creams, gels, ointments), and pet medication. Inhalers, needles, or open liquid medications cannot be accepted.

The Medication Take-Back event at Marywood University aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing prescription and over-the-counter medications, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

For additional information about the Mediation Take-Back event at Marywood University, please visit

SLIBCO Hosts Strategic Planning Session

From left, Andy Skrip, vice president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce; Marianne Gilmartin, board chair, SLIBCO; Don Smith, president, Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania; and Bob Durkin, president, The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce.

Representatives of SLIBCO, the Scranton Lackawanna Industrial Building Company, held a planning session featuring Don Smith, Ph.D., the president of the Regional Industrial Development Corporation of Southwestern Pennsylvania, for a strategic planning session, focusing on SLIBCO’s future endeavors.

Scranton Cultural Center’s 19th Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine Scheduled

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will host the 19th Annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. As one of its largest fundraisers of the year, the SCC gives guests a chance to experience its building like never before while showcasing some of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers.  This year’s honorary chairpersons are Debbie and Mike Kolsovky and Tom and Courtney Tulaney.

The event features entrées from five top area restaurants: Carmen’s at the Radisson, Fire and Ice on Toby Creek, The French Manor, The Hilton Scranton and Conference Center and Posh at the Scranton Club/The Colonnade.  Guests will travel through the unique and beautiful rooms of the Scranton Cultural Center as each restaurant’s chef gives a demonstration as well as a sample of a signature dish. Each entrée is paired with a complementary wine or cocktail.  In addition, area media personalities are present to share information about each room, upcoming events at the Center and the evening’s silent auction, proceeds from which benefit fundraising efforts for NEPA Match Day.The evening begins in the Grand Ballroom with a premium open bar and a variety of appetizers from local restaurants: Constantino’s Catering, Cooper’s Seafood House, Henry’s on Clay, Mansour’s Market Café, Peculiar Culinary Company, Slocum Hollow at Montage Mountain Resorts and Vine Café.  The night concludes with an array of decadent desserts and coffee provided by Electric City Roasting Company, Epicurean Delight, Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar, Lackawanna College Baking and Pastry Program, Manning Farm Dairy and Zummo’s Café.  Beer samples will also be available throughout the evening courtesy of LT Verrastro.

This event is the perfect opportunity for guests to enjoy delicious food and wine pairings, experience the grandeur of the SCC, and help to continue its mission: to enrich the community through culturally diverse programming and events while preserving a national historic treasure.

The 19th annual Evening of Fine Food and Wine is presented by PNC Bank and sponsored by United Gilsonite Laboratories, Scranton Rent-All Center and LT Verrastro.

Tickets are $100 per person or $125 per patron with a limit of 220 guests. Tickets can be purchased at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person or by calling (570) 344-1111, or via all applicable Ticketmaster outlets. For more information or to view a full schedule of events, visit

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 –

Bourger Women with Children Program at Misericordia University to host fourth annual Mother’s Day Brunch

Misericordia University is holding the fourth annual Mother’s Day Champagne Brunch to benefit the student mothers of the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program (WWC) on Sunday, May 12 in Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. The Bourger WWC Advisory Board is hosting the event. It will help provide tuition support for student mothers in the program.

The menu includes scrambled eggs, Potatoes O’Brien, cinnamon vanilla French toast, bacon, sausage, a waffle station, granola, yogurt, fruit, Viennese pastries, muffins, Caesar salad, ham carving station, roasted turkey, mustard glazed salmon, sautéed green beans, tortellini a la vodka, and an assortment of desserts. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be served, along with Champagne, and mimosa and Bloody Mary cocktails. A special children’s buffet will feature macaroni and cheese, chicken fingers, cheese hot dogs, corn and French fries. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and seating begins at 11 a.m.

There will be a Silent Auction and a “Parade of Baskets” raffle, with some baskets offering more than $500-worth of prizes. A pre-sale on tickets for the “Parade of Baskets” is on Friday, May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lobby of Insalaco Hall.

“The brunch is a very special way to support our student mothers by honoring all mothers,” said Katherine Pohlidal, director, Bourger WWC. “The Bourger Women with Children Advisory Board hopes to increase awareness of the program and help our student mothers lower their tuition debt load. It is great to see so many families come together for such a worthy cause. It is a beautiful event and a very worthwhile way to spend that very special day.”

Tickets are $50 per adult and $20 for children 12-18 years of age. Children under 12 are free. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Online registration is available by visiting For more event information or to register by telephone, please call Kim Caffrey, Office of Mission Integration, at 570-674-1877.

Established in 2000, the Bourger WWC provides housing and support for academically qualified, single mothers at the poverty level and their children at three houses owned by Misericordia University. The program, one of only eight of its kind in the country, has seen baccalaureate degree graduates continue their education in graduate school and in careers including nursing, education, communications, occupational therapy, social work, medical imaging, psychology, business administration and speech-language pathology.

The program has housing for 16 single mothers and their children. Although priority is given to women from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, students from as far away as Montana and Missouri are currently enrolled.

For more information about the Bourger WWC Program at Misericordia University, please call Katherine Pohlidal, director, at 570-674-6728 or log on to