Sky Zone Pittston Reopens to Community

Sky Zone, creator of the world’s first indoor trampoline park and part of the CircusTrix family of brands that continue to push the limits in new active entertainment experiences, will be soon reopening its doors to people of NEPA in compliance with local and national government guidelines.

Sky Zone Pittston will reopen and operate with reduced capacity to enable social distancing and enhanced cleaning measures, including daily disinfectant spraying or fogging of the entire park using products that meet the EPA criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about the health and cleanliness measures we are putting into practice across our community of parks by visiting:

To welcome our community back, Sky Zone Pittston will be launching 5 weeks of Sky Camp with the first session beginning on June 22nd and a Summer Pass that will be valid until the end of August.

Quote from Jeffrey Bowne – Owner

As a token of our appreciation and gratitude for the healthcare workers who tirelessly strive to maintain public health during times of crisis, and as part of the brands core pillar of ‘Do Good’, Sky Zone Pittston also be offering a free 60-minute jump for healthcare workers plus up to three members of their families.  To allow these individuals ample time to enjoy this experience with their loved ones, this offer will be valid until July 1st – July 31st.

Sky Zone Pittston features wall-to-wall trampoline courts plus a wide array of attractions including a Warrior Course and Challenge Zone. Guests are also able to take advantage of monthly passes to enjoy these attractions again and again. In addition, Sky Zone offers special party packages at each location, hosting over 200,000 birthday parties across the country each year alongside graduation parties, corporate gatherings, fundraisers and more. Sky Zone Pittston is the perfect destination for families and locals to come together for hours of exhilarating fun!

Sky Zone Pittston is located at 195 Enterprise Way, Pittston Pa. For more information, please visit or call 570-316-0500.

Mohegan Sun Pocono to Reopen to the Public on June 22

News that Luzerne County, PA will be entering the green phase was recently made and with that, Mohegan Sun Pocono (MSP) is excited to announce a public reopening at 10:00am on Monday, June 22nd. This reopening will include comprehensive safety and social distancing protocols, some of which include thermal temperature scans at all points of entry, protective mask requirements and limited guest capacity.

“Over the past few months Mohegan Sun Pocono has been laser-focused on preparing our property for a safe reopen and we’re really excited to welcome back both our valued guests and more of our incredible team members on June 22nd.” said Anthony Carlucci, President & General Manager of MSP. “With the guidance of industry experts, regulatory agencies, and in closely mirroring the comprehensive protocols put in place by Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment’s (MGE) flagship property in Connecticut, we feel we are well-prepared for our doors to open and can’t wait to welcome guests to a clean, safe and fun environment.”

Mohegan Sun Pocono temporarily closed all casino and resort operations on the evening of Monday, March 16th, due to necessary precautions related to COVID-19. In the past few months, comprehensive safety protocols and technology have been implemented across MSP for the safety of all guests, team members and the surrounding community. All of these new safety features can be found at  as well, though key measures and information include:

  • Non-invasive thermal cameras for both team member and guest entrances. (Any guest or team member that registers a temperature of 100.2 or higher will be rechecked, and if the reading is still high, they will be asked politely to return when they feel healthy and contact their healthcare provider)
  • Protective face masks will be required for all team members and guests
  • Various slot machines will be turned off and table game seating will be reduced to implement and promote social distancing
  • Significant increases in hand sanitizer dispensers and disinfecting wipes will be present across all sections of MSP
  • Highly frequent cleaning and disinfecting throughout all of Mohegan Sun Pocono will occur, including but not limited to all gaming positions, public seating areas and restrooms
  • All restaurants and bars will have reduced seating to allow for physical distancing and VIP Lounges will have full service stations only
  • Additional safety signage and floor decals have been installed throughout the property to promote and reinforce social distancing
  • Plexiglass dividers at transactional locations have been installed
  • All Mohegan Sun Pocono team members will take part in a COVID-19 training program upon returning for work

*For Mohegan Sun Pocono’s initial reopening, there will only be two guest entries: the main valet entrance and hotel valet entrance. The racing entrance will open in the near future.

Areas of Mohegan Sun Pocono that will remain closed for the initial reopening will include Valet Parking, Seasons Buffet, the Poker Room, pools and gyms.

The Hotel at Mohegan Sun Pocono will resume operations on Sunday, June 28th and will begin accepting reservations on Monday, June 22nd.

Additional information on safety measures and all other developments are available at

NBT Bank Makes Forbes World’s Best Banks for Second Year in a Row

For a second year in a row, NBT Bank has earned a spot on the Forbes World’s Best Banks list released on June 8, 2020. NBT is one of only 75 banks in the United States to be included on this list, out of the tens of thousands of financial institutions globally that are able to be considered for the recognition.

“While recognition by Forbes as one of the World’s Best Banks was an honor last year, the second-consecutive year on this list is a powerful affirmation that NBT truly has the best team in community banking,” said NBT Bank President and CEO John H. Watt, Jr. “We’re honored that Forbes and our customers recognize the value and pride that we put into all we do.”

The rating is based on customer satisfaction. Forbes surveyed more than 40,000 customers around the globe for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. The banks were rated on overall recommendation and satisfaction, as well as five subdimensions: trust, terms and conditions, customer services, digital services and financial advice.

Serving Seniors, Inc. Looking for Community Volunteers

Serving Seniors, Inc. is looking for community volunteers of all ages for: Operation Reach Out

With the safety of Nursing Home and Personal Care Home residents being a priority, stringent protocols continue to be in place, to try and protect the residents from exposure to COVID-19. These include; visitation restrictions, suspensions of communal dining and group activities and adhering to social distancing practices.

With that said, we continue to be concerned about our long term care residents psycho-social well being. Can you think of a better way to keep up the residents’ spirits then to have them receive an uplifting letter, card and/or child’s drawing! Serving Seniors Inc’s “Operation Reach Out” program continues.

We are still looking for community volunteers of all ages to support this project! As a community we do have to remain mindful of keeping our long term living residents safe and lessening the risks of exposure to COVID 19.

Letters can be written in a word document and forwarded by email to

For Handwritten letters, cards and or children’s drawings Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 570-344-3931 ext.4. Or email at

Please do not mail cards directly to facilities. Handwritten cards, photos and/or drawings should be sent to us as we will be taking steps to quarantine the items we get before we hand deliver in a sealed envelope to the facilities.

For more information contact Bernadette at 570-344-3931 ext 4 or email at

Swift Kennedy Launches Enhanced Virtual Benefits Platform

Swift Kennedy & Associates, an insurance brokerage firm, is now offering an enhanced virtual employee benefits platform to help employers, human resources/benefits staff, and employees face the challenges of the current fast-paced, ever-changing business environment.

“The reason we’re offering these enhanced virtual services is that we believe employee benefits are personal and understand that the current business environment has created many new challenges for purchasing and renewing plan offerings, day-to-day administration, employee engagement, and education of new hires,” said Jerry Calistri, Swift Kennedy’s President and CEO.

This digital platform will give business owners the option of virtual face-to-face meetings with benefit specialists to review and discuss insurance options, strategies, and renewals in the comfort of their own office.  It will also provide decision makers with online benefit administration, virtual open enrollment meetings, group outreach opportunities, employee education, and day-to-day support.

In addition, this communications portal will offer employee engagement, individualized employee enrollments, Benefits App (Apple/Android and desktop) for benefit communication, and identification cards.  Employees will also have access to a virtual benefit support team that is available via phone, webchat, or video conference to review and discuss benefit related items.

Swift Kennedy, which is offering its clients this service for free, will also remain available for employer onsite meetings when clients request them.

“We believe that going virtual should be an integral part of any employer’s group benefit planning, because modernizing this aspect of their business will allow them to keep up with the many important changes now happening in health insurance and benefits administration,” said Calistri.

Swift Kennedy & Associates, which specializes in group employee benefits, individual plans, and senior policies, helps businesses find affordable employee benefit plans, including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and alternative funding options.  This full-service agency offers all health insurance carriers in Pennsylvania and has offices in Williamsport, State College, DuBois, Wilkes-Barre, and Virginia Beach.

Baker Tilly Promotes Kristyn Howell to Partner

Leading advisory, tax and assurance firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) admits Kristyn Howell, CPA, MBA as a partner in the firm’s Commercial practice, effective June 1.

“This promotion recognizes Kristyn’s professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for serving Baker Tilly’s clients and the firm,” John Nealon, managing partner of Baker Tilly’s Greater Pennsylvania offices said.

Kristyn, who has been with Baker Tilly since 2008, specializes in providing accounting, consulting, and financial statement assurance services to family-owned companies and closely held businesses in the middle market. She has an extensive background in tax and her experience is related to individual, partnership, and corporation income tax compliance.

Kristyn is active in the community and currently sits on the CASA of Luzerne County board of directors in addition to serving as the treasurer. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Kristyn is a graduate of the University of Scranton where she received both her Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Business Administration.

“I am honored to take on this new role. It’s a great opportunity to use my experiences to help our clients and the Northern Pennsylvania business community,” Howell noted.

For more information about Baker Tilly, visit

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Virtual Grand Finale and Silent Auction

You are invited!

Please join us at our first ever Virtual Grand Finale and Silent Auction Celebration for the Northeast PA Leukemia and Lymphoma Society!

This campaign has been like no other—four candidates have worked hard over the past 10+ weeks to raise money for blood cancer research and blood cancer patients and I am amazed at their work ethic and determination to not give up the fight!

Please join us on June 23rd on Zoom to celebrate our Northeast PA candidates and make sure to check out our great Silent Auction items!

You must register at the following link in order to receive the exclusive Zoom link and password to access the virtual Grand Finale.  Please register here:

Everhart Museum Executive Director Resigns, Board Appoints Interim Executive Director

The Board of Trustees of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art announced today that Executive Director Aurore Giguet has resigned to relocate to the Pacific Northwest. Deborah Pann, current director of resources, has been appointed interim executive director.

Board Chair Don Frederickson, Esq. thanked Ms. Giguet for her service and dedication: “Throughout her tenure, Ms. Giguet has provided the Everhart with exemplary leadership; her passion inspired growth and excitement at the Museum. The Museum staff and the Board will greatly miss her. I wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.”

Ms. Giguet has served as the executive director of the Museum since 2016. She said: “I’d like to be remembered as having a positive impact on the Museum and in turn the community, which I found to be incredibly welcoming and supportive. Working with the fantastic staff, board, donors, and volunteers we were able to bring new life to this amazing institution. The museum is now ready for a new chapter to be written.” She has accepted the executive director position at Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon.

The Board of Trustees has begun the search for a new executive director. Mrs. Pann accepted the appointment to serve as interim executive director, a role she has played during previous leadership transitions.

Mr. Frederickson said: “The appointment of Mrs. Pann, with her vast institutional knowledge and long-standing commitment to the Museum, will ensure stability for the Everhart as we begin the search for a new executive director.” He added, “the entire board and staff of the Museum are committed to continuing to honor our mission and legacy as we work to expand outreach in the community and our positive impact.”