PennDOT Announces Open House for the Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan

The Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project invites you to a statewide, Open House Meeting

on May 30, 2019.

An Open House Meeting is scheduled for May 30, 2019 to present the Vision, Themes, and Objectives for PennDOT’s

Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The Open House Meeting will be held in Harrisburg and shared via a

webcast with viewing opportunities at 10 PennDOT Engineering District Offices. The Open House Meeting will occur

from 4:00-6:00 pm at the Commonwealth Keystone Building (Hearing Room 1) which is located at 400 North Street,

Harrisburg, PA 17120.


A presentation will occur at 4:30 pm followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome and encouraged to

attend the Open House Meeting in any of the locations or via the webcast at


Please view our event flyer to see all 10 locations and fill out this form to RSVP. You MUST RSVP by May 24, 2019 to

view the presentation at a district location.


Thank you for your interest in the Pennsylvania Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan update project. Please click

here to visit the project website.

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Eileen Miller Receives 2019 Survivor Advocate Award

Eileen Miller Receives 2019 Survivor Advocate Award

Dunmore – Eileen Miller, an advocate for road safety, received the 2019 Survivor Advocate Award. Eileen has dedicated her life to educating others about road safety after her son, Paul Miller, was killed by a distracted driver. The distracted driver was driving a tractor trailer in the opposite lane that went across the median and crashed head on into her son’s vehicle.

Since then, she has spoken across Northeastern Pennsylvania to various of schools, colleges and organizations to share her son’s story.

Photo: Left to Right.  Eileen Miller and Paul Miller


Mount Airy Casino Resort Receives AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

Pictured from left to right: Vincent Jordan, Mount Airy Vice President of Marketing & Player Development; Nina Waskevich, AAA Vice President Brand & Membership; Glenn Zumbach, AAA President/CEO; Matthew Magda, Mount Airy Senior Vice President of Operations; Lisa DeNaples, Mount Airy Owner and Managing Trustee; Todd Greenberg, General Manager/Chief Operations Officer.

Mount Airy Casino Resort Receives AAA’s Four Diamond Rating

Just 6.3 percent of more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels receive the prestigious rating

[Scranton, PA May 21, 2019] AAA North Penn recently presented Mount Airy Casino Resort with their 9th Four Diamond Award.  In addition to the Four Diamond, Mount Airy was also recognized for the first time with the AAA “Best of Housekeeping” award. This award is presented to the top 25 percent of all hotels, based on cleanliness and condition ratings by an AAA Inspector.  “Mount Airy Casino Resort truly takes pride in their Four Diamond status.  In fact, you will see each staff member proudly displaying an official AAA Diamond pin on their lapels.” stated Nina Waskevich, Vice President Brand & Membership. “It’s a teamwork environment that exemplifies the dedication towards achieving this award on an annual basis.” Mount Airy Casino Resort also recently unveiled the addition of 100 guest rooms and a 16,000-square-foot event space for conventions, weddings, parties, concerts, and more. For more information visit

About AAA Diamond Hotels

Hotels at this level are committed to providing every guest with a high degree of hospitality, with attentive service in upscale surroundings, according to AAA. Four Diamond rated properties typically offer an extensive array of amenities and guest services.

When travelers are choosing a Diamond Rated hotel or restaurant, they should think of each additional Diamond as an indicator of more extensive services offered. AAA doesn’t approve substandard properties, which separates our ratings from the rest.  Whether an establishment offers a simple environment or extensive luxury, it provides members with a good choice for the type of experience provided.

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

Marywood University Professor’s Article Published in Healthcare Journal

Marywood University Professor’s Article Published in Healthcare Journal

Scranton, PA (May 21, 2019) — LoriAnn F. Gorrick Pajalich, DNP, MS, APRN, CNS, GCNS-BC, assistant professor in the nursing department at Marywood University, recently had her article titled, “Collaboration in Healthcare Delivery Interprofessional,” published in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice. This is Dr. Gorrick Pajalich’s third article to be published.

Dr. Gorrick Pajalich’s research interests include: geriatrics; reduction of falls and increased safety awareness in older adult populations; and improvement of transitions from academia to practice for nursing students.

The Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice is a quarterly online-only journal that provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. Each issue examines current issues and trends in interprofessional healthcare topics, offering progressive solutions to the challenges of the profession.

For additional information about Marywood University’s Nursing Program, please visit, or call (570) 348-6275.


Marywood University Students’ Works Selected for Art of the State Exhibition

Marywood University Students’ Works Selected for Art of the State Exhibition

Scranton, PA (May 21, 2019) —Marywood University art department students, Betsy Kleinsasser, bachelor of fine arts; and Elizabeth Hartman, master of fine arts, were recently notified that their works were selected for the prestigious Art of the State Exhibition at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg, Pa. The Exhibition will take place on June 23, 2019, from 1:30 – 5 p.m., and runs until September 8, 2019. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Out of the more than 2,000 works from artists across the state that were entered, Ms. Kleinsasser and Ms. Hartman’s works are among the 110 that were selected for exhibition. Art of the State, open to Pennsylvania artists and craftspeople, is an annual juried exhibition held at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Now in its 52nd year, Art of the State continues to provide an opportunity for both established and emerging Pennsylvania artists to exhibit their work and receive statewide recognition.

The visual arts program at Marywood University, taught by outstanding faculty artists and scholars, offers a two-year, 60 credits master of fine arts degree in visual arts. Students choose a cross-disciplinary approach to their studies, supporting their concentrations with pursuits in printmaking, painting, ceramics, sculpture, drawing, photography, and jewelry. For additional information about the art programs at Marywood University, please visit, or call (570) 348-6278.

Hospice of the Sacred Heart Spring Interfaith Memorial Service


Covenant Presbyterian Church was the setting for the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Spring Interfaith Memorial Service Sunday, May 19th. About 100 Hospice of the Sacred Heart employees, volunteers and guests attended the service and remembrance ceremony. Selected scripture readings, songs and reflections contributed to the service, which focused on grief, courage, memories and love.

“This Interfaith Memorial Service touches the hearts of all in attendance. The inspirational words and music give everyone a lasting sense of peace. It’s our way of giving back to the families whose loved ones we have the honor and privilege to care for,” said Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.

The mission of Hospice of the Sacred Heart is to provide comfort, care, hope and choice to patients and their families, while guiding them through their end of life journe

About Hospice of the Sacred Heart:

  • Not-for-profit, free standing hospice program serving Northeastern Pennsylvania since 2004
  • Main office is located in Wilkes-Barre, with an Inpatient Unit located in Dunmore and a Center for Education in Moosic
  • Care provided for over 1,800 patients in 2018 and over 14,000 to date
  • Employs approximately 120 employees throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Volunteers provided over 7,000 hours of support to patients and families in 2018


Photo caption left to right: Jennifer Seechock, Director of Counseling Services, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Rev. Michael Bryant, Pastor, St. John Neumann Parish, Linda Menichetti, Chief Operating Officer, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Mary Hoban, Director of Social Services, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Frank A. Bucci, Jr., MD, President and Chairman of the Board, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Pastor Dave Twiss, Green Ridge Assembly of God, Diane Baldi, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice of the Sacred Heart, musicians Dan Simrell, Angela Burke and Mark Woodyatt