Opponents and Dates Set Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s 2022 Season

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to announce their schedule for the 2022 season. The RailRiders will open their season on April 5 on the road and conclude a 144-game schedule on September 21, split evenly with 72 games at home and 72 on the road.

The 2022 schedule is comprised of 23 six-game series and two three-game sets. After only playing within Triple-A East’s Northeast Division in 2021, the club will now take on division rivals 102 times and play 42 games against inter-divisional opponents.  The RailRiders are in the Northeast Division along with the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Philadelphia), Rochester Red Wings (Washington), Syracuse Mets (New York Mets) and Worcester Red Sox (Boston).

“The release of the 2022 schedule is really exciting for many reasons,” stated John Adams, Team President of the RailRiders. “While having baseball back in 2021 has been a tremendous boost to our community in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the new 2022 schedule includes a full slate of games and is the first step in getting back to planning a fun and eventful lineup of promotions to coincide with top-tier baseball from the New York Yankees farm system next season.”

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre begins the 2022 season in Syracuse on April 5 and plays its home opener one week later on April 12 against the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore). The RailRiders will travel to Buffalo and host Lehigh Valley during the month as well.

The team travels to Rochester and Worcester during May, while it hosts Syracuse, a first-ever meeting with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Miami) and starts a series against Lehigh Valley at PNC Field.

Home games in June include contests against the IronPigs, Red Wings and Bisons, while road swings hit Syracuse and Toledo (Detroit). After concluding a series at home against Buffalo on July 3, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre travels to Worcester for a game on July 4. The team returns home on July 12 to host the Louisville Bats (Cincinnati). After the Triple-A All-Star break from July 18-21, the RailRiders head down the turnpike for a three-game set versus the IronPigs. They conclude July in Rochester against the Red Wings.

August opens with 12 home dates over 13 days, from August 2 through 14, with the Bisons and Red Sox welcomed to town. A 12-game, 13-day road trip to the St. Paul Saints (Minnesota) and the Omaha Storm Chasers (Kansas City) follows; the first time in history that the RailRiders will play either of those two clubs. The month ends with the first two games of a six-game set against Syracuse at PNC Field.

In September, the RailRiders host the Mets, travel to play the Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay) and return to Moosic to play Worcester. The year’s final series is another three-game set against Lehigh Valley on the road from September 19-21.

Game times and promotions will be announced later and the 2022 schedule remains subject to change.

Full, Half and Partial Season Ticket Memberships for the 2022 season are on sale now. For more information,  please visit swbrailriders.com or call (570) 969-BALL. 

Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5k Race

Get Ready to Show Your Stripes! The 35th Annual Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5K Race and Fun Walk in Historic Nay Aug Park will be held on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. Parents, children, college students, competitive runners, and even some family pets will run or walk in support our local Ronald McDonald House at this very FAMILY & PET FRIENDLY event.  Following the 5k, we will hold our Kids Fun Run where all children will receive a gift for participating. There will also be basket raffles!

With your $20 registration you will receive a swag bag with a moisture wicking race shirt, a customized race medal, and a swag bag.  Come show your stripes for the mission that keeps families close to their children as they receive critical care in local medical facilities. You will not want to miss it! Registration can be found by going to RMH5k.com

Check us out on Facebook (Show Your Stripes 5k) to not only stay informed, but to also participate in some of our giveaways!

Geisinger Offering Third-Dose COVID-19 Vaccines for Immunocompromised People

Following recent guidance from the Food and Drug Administration, Geisinger is now offering third-dose COVID-19 vaccines for immunocompromised people. Third-dose vaccines are available by appointment at Geisinger Community Vaccine Centers or select Geisinger Pharmacy locations.

People eligible for the third dose are those who already received two doses of either the Pfizer BioNTech or Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and have weakened immune systems. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this includes people who have:

  • • Been receiving active cancer treatment for tumors or cancers of the blood
  • • Received an organ transplant and are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • • Received a stem cell transplant within the last 2 years or are taking medicine to suppress the immune system
  • • Moderate or severe primary immunodeficiency (such as DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott- Aldrich syndrome)
  • • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • • Active treatment with high-dose corticosteroids or other drugs that may suppress your immune response

If you are unsure if you’re eligible for a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, talk with your doctor.

Make an appointment for a third-dose COVID-19 vaccine at Geisinger through myGeisinger or by calling 570-284-3657. Appointments are available at the vaccine centers at the Geisinger Health Plan Building near Danville, Geisinger CenterPoint in Jenkins Township, Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital and Geisinger Lewistown Hospital. Appointments are also available at Geisinger Pharmacy locations in Dallas, Danville, Lewistown, Lock Haven, Mount Pocono, Pottsville, State College and Scranton.

Remember to bring the COVID-19 vaccine card or proof of having received both vaccine doses to the third-dose appointment. More information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available at geisinger.org/COVIDVax.

As a reminder, one visitor is permitted for outpatient appointments, and masks must be worn (regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status) by all patients, visitors and employees in all Geisinger buildings and facilities.

HNB Supports Women’s Resource Center With EITC Donation

The Honesdale National Bank was once again authorized to make approved contributions under the Commonwealth’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program. HNB designated $2,500 of their approved allotment to the missions of the Women’s Resource Center. The funds, donated by HNB, will support their Safe Dates Program.

HNB President & CEO David Raven stated, “We are grateful to have the opportunity to support this organization with funds through the EITC program. The Women’s Resource Center plays a vital role in our society, especially for the health and safety of individuals in our community.”

Tomorrow’s Leaders Today Graduate, Nora Betts, Announces Local Project

Nora Betts, a 2021 Tomorrow’s Leader Today graduate, has announced her Girl Scout Gold Award Project. 

Betts will build and install four bat boxes on homes in NEPA with threatened and unwanted bats. Informational signs will also be installed on the Lackawanna Heritage Trail to educate passersby on the importance of bats and bat boxes.

The Instagram @norabetts.batbox is dedicated to the project and serves as a place for live updates as well as an entertaining educational tool for members of the community and beyond.

If you’d like more information or are interested in having a bat box installed on your home, contact Nora at norabetts.batbox@gmail.com

HRF Scholarship Recipients Announced

The Human Resources Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the HRF Scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Human Resources Foundation serves the community by providing financial assistance to efforts that focus on enriching service and support of individuals with disabilities. One way that HRF accomplishes this mission is by offering scholarships to students pursuing higher education in Human Services or a related field. The four 2021 HRF Scholarship awardees are:

Brynn McGinnis from Honesdale High School. Brynn intends to pursue a major in Education to become an elementary teacher. 

Lauren Brand from Wallenpaupack Area High School. Lauren will be attending Ithaca College on a Speech Language Pathology track.

Brianna Garcia from Wallenpaupack Area High School. Brianna plans to major in Speech Pathology and minor in Special Education at Temple University.

DeJanna Richardson from Stroudsburg High School. DeJanna will be attending University of Scranton with a major of Counseling and Human Services.

The Human Resources Foundation congratulates the 2021 HRF Scholarship recipients and is proud to support their efforts in furthering their education and improving the lives of others. To learn more about the Human Resources Foundation and the scholarship program, visit our website www.hrfnepa.org

Roba Family Farms Now Hiring

Roba Family Farms is hiring! We are looking for fun and friendly individuals to join our team this season!

Working at our farm is a great resume builder with even better perks! Enjoy flexible schedules, great pay up to $15/hr. five season passes, and personal discounts.

Enjoy the farm working outside at our fun attractions. You must be 14 years old to apply.

Scranton Fringe Under Glass 2021

Live, socially distant theatre — this innovative event returns with a brand new collection of talent after a sold-out run in 2020!

This project nearly sold out during its initial presentation in 2020, will return for the second year from Thursday, September 23rd through Sunday, September 26th, 2021.

The 2021 lineup will include powerful works of solo original theatre, creative adaptions, improvisation, and much more! Please check back soon for the full lineup of artists!

Scranton Fringe will once again utilize large storefront windows to activate unconventional stages as well as unique outdoor spaces for a variety of performances. As the pandemic continues to create incredible challenges for the professional arts as well as local small businesses, Fringe Under Glass will attract patrons to downtown Scranton to enjoy and experience live theater and performance art in a socially distanced, COVID-19 compliant environment.

COVID-19 Safety Measures:
All performers will be behind glass (with wireless audio to ensure all can hear and enjoy the work) AND/OR outdoors, distant from the audience. All audiences (in small walking groups) and Fringe tour guides will be required to follow all current CDC and state guidelines.

Fringe Under Glass will be a guided tour across a short footprint within downtown Scranton PA. All ticket holders are asked to meet at AFA Gallery (101 Penn Ave) as the starting location, for check-in and to be assigned to their Fringe tour guide.

Thursday, September 23rd at 7 pm
Friday, September 24th at 7 pm
Saturday, September 25th at 2 pm
Saturday, September 25th at 7 pm
Sunday, September 26th at 2 pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/…/fringe-under-glass-2021…We are expecting Fringe Under Glass to sell out once again so don’t delay! If your organization or business would like to help bring this concept to life and join us as a creative partner — or if you as an individual want to assist — please reach out to info@scrantonfringe.org!

NeighborWorks NEPA Launches Mobile Toolkit Program

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the launch of the Mobile Toolkit program.

The Mobile Toolkit is a trailer-based collection of outdoor tools and equipment that can be transported and used for cleanups, tree-plantings, and other outdoor projects. The Mobile Toolkit will be available for use by local nonprofit organizations, neighborhood groups, and others to complete neighborhood improvement projects. Tools available in the Mobile Toolkit include a lawnmower, walk-behind and hand-held string trimmers, shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, and various hand-held tools.

“The Mobile ToolKit represents a great step forward in our capacities to aid our community partners in the area of neighborhood revitilization,” Jesse Ergott, NWNEPA President & CEO, said of the initiative. “The tools and equipment available for use through this program will allow neighborhood groups to accomplish projects that may not be possible otherwise.”

The Mobile Toolkit has served as the team service project for the Community Leadership Instittue (CLI) team from NWNEPA.

Organized and hosted by NeighborWorks America, the CLI program brings together teams of neighborhood leaders from NeighborWorks Network member organizations across the United States to strengthen the capacity of the participants to make positive change in their communities. The CLI timeline includes action planning sessions, skill-building workshops and a yearlong service project implementation period.

CLI team members include Thom Welby, Henry Matute, Andy Chomko, Anne McNally, Tim Schwartz, Robert Philbin, Eric Myers, Robert Gattens, Meegan Possemato, and Holly Yorkonis.
For more information, or to reserve the Mobile ToolKit for an upcoming neighborhood project, visit nwnepa.org/mobiletoolkit, or contact Gerard Hetman at 570-558-2490 or ghetman@nwnepa.org.