Marywood University to Hold Transfer Tuesdays Opportunities

Marywood University will hold its Transfer Tuesdays program for college students or former college students who are considering transferring to Marywood University. We welcome transfer students at all stages of their college careers. Transfer Tuesdays opportunities will take place on the following Tuesdays: May 18, June 22, July 20, and August 17, 2021. Those interested can schedule an appointment every half hour beginning at 2 p.m.

Registered visitors can discuss financial aid and scholarship options, transfer credits, take a tour of campus, review credits for transfer eligibility, and complete an application for admission. Marywood University’s fall semester begins on Monday, August 23, 2021.

For additional information, or to register for the spring/summer Transfer Tuesdays program, please call Marywood University’s Office of University Admissions, at (570) 348-06234, email, or visit

Pennsylvania American Water Supplier Diversity Webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. EDT as we discuss the importance of Supplier Diversity and building an Inclusive culture across American Water. Click the link below to register and please share with your colleagues that are interested in this important topic.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EDT

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Keystone College Receives PA Smart Grant for Youth “STEM” Initiative

Keystone College has received a state grant to develop several technology programs for regional elementary and high school students.

The $378,150 grant is part of Governor Tom Wolf’s $10.8 million PAsmart initiative to expand access to computer science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education for Pennsylvania students.

Keystone’s grant will focus on developing computer science, information technology, and 3-D printing for elementary and high school students. Specific school districts involved will be announced soon.  

High school students included in the Keystone initiative will have an opportunity for dual enrollment and to attain certifications in Python coding and/or SOLIDWORKS 3-D printing. The certifications can be used as resume builders to join the workforce after high school and the dual enrollment credits can be applied toward higher education opportunities.

Elementary students will be engaged in glass blowing and ceramic classes. They will learn about materials science and how it relates to the creation of those art forms. The PAsmart grant also includes funding for technology and software and instructor stipends.

“We are extremely grateful to Governor Wolf to be included in the PAsmart initiative,” said Keystone College President Tracy L. Brundage, Ph.D. “The education programs we develop will help local students obtain valuable training. Whether they decide to continue their education after high school, or enter the workforce directly, these programs are critical for young people to develop the necessary skills to be successful in their careers and in their lives.”   

“Workers in all types of jobs increasingly need to use computers and technology,” said Governor Wolf. “In order to meet that demand, I launched PAsmart in 2018 to expand science and technology education. These grants will help our schools and communities to expand STEM and computer science education. That will strengthen our workforce, so businesses can grow, and workers have good jobs that can support a family.”

Keystone offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree options in liberal arts and science-based programs in business, communications, education, natural science, environmental science, and social sciences. Located 15 minutes from Scranton, Pa. and two hours from New York City and Philadelphia, Keystone is known for small class sizes and individual attention focused on student success through internships, research, and community involvement.

Scranton Area Community Foundation Grant Supports Outreach Center for Community Resources

The Scranton Area Community Foundation awarded a $7,000 COVID-19 Critical Needs Grant to support the workforce development programs and educational services that Outreach – Center for Community Resources provides to the regional community. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Outreach has continued to operate and provide assistance to those in need. The Scranton Area Community Foundation is supporting Outreach as the organization responds to an increased demand for essential services and programs.

Outreach serves a broad population of those affected by poverty and other challenges: single parents, unemployed workers, educationally at-risk children, veterans, individuals with health, behavioral and cognitive issues, individuals in recovery, and others in transition. Outreach improves the lives of over 5,000 individuals each year with award-winning workforce and family development programs that support individuals as they navigate through life’s challenges.

The Scranton Area Community Foundation has been serving the Northeastern Pennsylvania region for over 65 years as a steward, a grantmaker, a charitable resource, and a catalyst for change and growth. The Scranton Area Community Foundation was established as a community trust in 1954 by the Scranton Family, whose initial gift was the seed which has grown into a permanent vehicle for donors to accomplish their philanthropic goals while helping to support positive change within our community. Today the Scranton Area Community Foundation holds and manages a variety of funds from individuals, organizations, and corporations. Through these gifts, the Foundation responds to community needs and has provided grants to support regional nonprofits as they respond to the critical needs of those disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Pig Roast and Clean Up Day

May 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Meals served from 11AM – 2PM
1800 N Washington Ave Scranton, PA

This project is to help clean up the property recently purchased by the Jarett Yoder Foundation which will be developed to provide services to Veterans and First Responders.

We will be doing landscaping clean up and/or some inside work

Pig Roast Dinner provided FREE to volunteers!
Pig Roast Dinners available for purchase
$13 each
Reserve a meal by purchasing a ticket before the event
(Volunteers-reserve only if you want to purchase additional meals)

Get Tickets  

Pick up your tickets at the event (or buy meal at the event)
Sponsored by the Jarett Yoder Foundation

For more information contact:
Tracy Fiore 610-704-3351

FNCB Bank Donates $5,000 to Wilkes-Barre’s Diamond City Partnership

FNCB Bank, locally-based since 1910, has announced a $5,000 Pennsylvania Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) donation to Wilkes-Barre’s Diamond City Partnership in support of their Give Hope initiative.

In partnership with the Volunteers of America Pennsylvania (VOAPA), the Give Hope initiative helps the homeless population in Wilkes-Barre through outreach, rapid service navigation, and arrest diversion efforts.

The support of Diamond City Partnership is part of FNCB’s larger Community Caring initiative. As a true, local community bank, FNCB Bank is making a difference through volunteerism, donations and outreach programs.

COLTS to Offer Free Rides to Bicyclists During National Bike to Work Week

The County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS) will offer free rides to bicyclists during National Bike  to Work Week, which falls this year from May 17 through May 23.

“We were very interested in offering an incentive for people to utilize multimodal transportation as a viable way to travel,” said Executive Director Bob Fiume. “Passengers who might have a long commute may want to try cycling to work and then taking a COLTS bus home.”

Each fixed route COLTS bus has an easy-to-use bike rack in the front that can hold two bicycles. Cyclists who want to use the bike racks just need to let the driver know they will be using them.
There are not bike racks on the shared ride vans or subcontracted vehicles that run the #11 Mid Valley Industrial Parks, #46 Mall Circulator, #80 Commerce Loop, #71 Evening City Circle North, and #72 Evening City Circle South routes.

If both bike spaces are occupied, a cyclist will have to wait for the next bus, as bikes cannot be transported inside the vehicle.

Vietnam Veterans Invited to Commemorative Pinning Ceremony In Wyoming County

In an effort to honor Vietnam-era veterans, the Offices of Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rep. Karen Boback (R-Lackawanna/Luzerne/Wyoming) will co-host a ceremony to commemorate area Vietnam Veterans.

This event will take place Friday May 14th, 2021, at 6:00 pm at the Tunkhannock High School Football Field, 135 Pennsylvania Ave, Tunkhannock, PA 18657.  This ceremony will be part of the Wall That Heals display in Tunkhannock. The Wall that Heals is a program of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund that displays a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and is designed to travel to communities throughout the United States.  Commemorative pins will be presented to eligible Vietnam-era veterans during the ceremony.

Veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time between Nov. 1, 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of location, will be eligible to receive a lapel pin at this ceremony. Family members are invited to attend the ceremony with veterans.

Vietnam veterans from Wyoming and surrounding counties who wish to attend should contact Rep. Boback’s office in Tunkhannock at (570) 836-4777 to RSVP. All CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines will be followed.