Tuxedo by Sarno Will Host Hiring Event

Tuxedo by Sarno will host a hiring event at its facility. There will be on-the-spot interviews at the event with full-time and part-time jobs available across 3 shifts. Warehouse, store and delivery positions available. No experience of education requirements. Job seekers are encouraged to tour the facility.

Event will take place on Wednesday, March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 401 South Washington Ave., Scranton PA, 18505. Enter through the Warehouse entrance along River St.

Camp Freedom Awareness Walk

Please join us at Camp Freedom on Sunday, April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. for an Awareness Walk. Camp Freedom is a nonprofit organization that provides healing through outdoor activities and adventures for veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families. These activities remove individuals from clinical settings and into the healing environment of the outdoors. Proceeds from the Awareness Walk will go to aiding in the development and installation of trail marking and safe access to the 26 miles of trails. One trip to the camp could be what it takes to save someone’s life! 

This event will educate the general public on what Camp Freedom is doing for their community as well as give a preview of the new trail and sign markers that are being installed on the preserve by the Camp Freedom Project Team from Leadership Lackawanna Core Class. The Awareness Walk will feature light refreshments, entertainment from Froggy 101 and basket raffles. We hope to see you there!! 

Pre-registration is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Awareness Walk is from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The First 100 people at the event will receive a free t-shirt. Children 12 and under register for free.

Event will take place at 284 Number 7 Road Carbondale, PA US 18407.

New York Yankees Announce 2022 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Field Staff

Doug Davis returns as manager with several new additions to SWB dugout

The New York Yankees have announced the field staffs for each of their Minor League affiliates and PA-native Doug Davis returns to helm Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Davis will have a nearly-new bench backing him this season with Pitching Coach Graham Johnson, Hitting Coach Trevor Amicone and Defensive Coach Lino Diaz joining the RailRiders field staff. Raul Dominguez returns to the RailRiders for his second season as a Defensive Coach.

Jimmy Downam is the team’s new Athletic Trainer, while Strength & Conditioning Coach Larry Adegokeis back for his second season. Brent Drevalas will serve as the Video Manager and Nick Loeffelholz will be the Advance Scouting Analyst. Jim Billington will serve as the RailRiders Home Clubhouse Manager for the second straight season.

After three years of coaching in a variety of roles for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Davis was slated to manage the RailRiders in 2020 but officially took the reigns in the dugout last season. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre finished the season with a 75-52 record and in second place in the Northeast Division of Triple-A East.

Davis, 59, graduated from Central Columbia High School and played collegiately at NC State University. He was a ninth-round pick by the California Angels in the 1984 First-Year Player Draft and played professionally for 12 years, appearing in 797 games.

Davis made his Major League debut in 1988 for the Angels and finished his playing career in 1995. He moved into the coaching ranks the following season and won a New York-Penn League title with Pittsfield in 1997. In 1998, he led Columbia to the South Atlantic League crown. Davis was a bench coach on Jack McKeon’s Florida Marlins staff in 2003, helping lead that club to a World Series win over the Yankees. The Toronto Blue Jays tabbed Davis to lead the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in 2006 and then elevated him to lead the Syracuse Chiefs in 2007 and 2008.

Over nine seasons as a manager, Davis has skippered 1,126 games with a .524 winning percentage (590-536). In addition to his time as a manager or coach, he has also held the positions of Minor League Field Coordinator for the Montreal Expos, the Marlins and the Toronto Blue Jays

Johnson, 36, joins the Yankees organization as the RailRiders new Pitching Coach after serving in the same role at multiple levels with the Houston Astros organization since 2018. He played at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, MO, before becoming a graduate assistant at Lindenwood University, completing his Master’s of Education with an emphasis in strength and conditioning degree in 2010. After a stint with Western Illinois University, Johnson joined the staff at Morehead State. He was the pitching coach for the Eagles from 2012-17 and also served as an assistant head coach, oversaw field maintenance and the academic development of all student-athletes involved in the baseball program. In 2018, Johnson joined the Astros system as the Pitching Coach for Class-A Quad Cities. He spent 2019 & 2021 as the Pitching Coach for Corpus Christi in Double-A.

Amicone, 34, will serve as Scranton/Wilkes-Barre’s Hitting Coach this season. He joined the Yankees organization in 2020 and spent last season with New York’s Dominican Summer League team. The Sandy, Utah, native has served as an assistant coach and camp coordinator for the Dixie State baseball program as well as the head baseball coach at Woods Cross High School in Utah. Amicone has also worked privately with hitters at the professional, college, high school and youth levels. He was the play-by-play voice of the Orem Owlz from 2010-11 and 2013-14. His father, Marc, is the General Manager of the Salt Lake Bees in the Pacific Coast League.

Diaz, 51, enters his eighth season with the Yankees organization. He spent 2015-16 as a defensive coach for the GCL Yankees and served in the same role for Trenton in 2017. Diaz managed the Staten Island Yankees to a 37-36 record in 2018 and returned to the GCL in 2019 as their defensive coach. In 2021, he was a defensive coach in the Florida Complex League. Diaz was originally selected by Kansas City in the 30th round of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft and hit .294 over 504 games in the Royals Minor League system spanning five years. Diaz began his coaching career in 1998 with Indianapolis, then a Cincinnati affiliate. He went on to serve a variety of roles for Cleveland, including stints as the Cultural Development Coordinator (2002-04, ‘10-12), Assistant Farm Director (2005-06) and the Director of Latin American Operations (2007-09).

Dominguez, 40, spent the 2021 season on Davis’s staff coaching outfielders and baserunning, helping lead the RailRiders to a franchise-record 148 stolen bases. He was with the Trenton Thunder in 2018 and 2019. He initially signed with the Yankees as a non-drafted Minor League free agent in 2001 and played four seasons before moving to the player development side. Dominguez also spent eight years managing teams in the Gulf Coast and Dominican Summer Leagues. 2022 marks his 15th season in the Yankees organization.

Downam enters his tenth season with the Yankees as an Athletic Trainer, but his first in Triple-A. He joined the Yankees in 2013 as the trainer for Staten Island and also spent three seasons with Charleston from 2014 through 2016. Downam has been the New York’s trainer for their Double-A club each of the last five seasons. He attended Liberty University, where he received his B.S. in Athletic Training in 2009 and a M.S. in sports administration in 2012.

Adegoke joined the Yankees organization on a full-time basis in 2018 and joined Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last year. He served as the Yankees performance science assistant in the spring of 2017. Adegoke graduated with a B.S. in exercise science from Kennesaw State University (Ga.), where he also spent time as a strength and conditioning intern for the football team. He earned his M.S. in exercise and nutrition science from the University of Tampa.

Three former RailRiders coaches have been promoted to Aaron Boone’s Major League staff this year. Casey Dykes was the RailRiders Hitting Coach in 2021 and is now the Yankees Assistant Hitting Coach. Desi Druschel replaced Pitching Coach Dustin Glant midway through the season when Glant left the organization for an opportunity at Indiana University. Druschel is now the Yankees Assistant Pitching Coach. Former Red Barons infielder Travis Chapman served as the RailRiders Defensive Coach in 2018 and is now the Yankees First Base Coach.

Longtime RailRiders trainer Darren London has retired after 33 years in the Yankees organization. He spent the last 29 seasons as the New York’s Triple-A trainer, spanning the club’s final years in Columbus and each year with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since 2007.

Please direct all interview requests to Adam Marco, the Director of Communications for the RailRiders. He can be reached at (570) 558-4637 or via email at amarco@swbrailriders.com.

The RailRiders open the 2022 season on the road at Syracuse on April 5. Season ticket memberships and single-game tickets are on sale now. Visit www.swbrailriders.com for more information

Educational Leader Thomas P. Foley Will Speak at Marywood’s Commencement

A leader in education, workforce development, volunteer service, and public policy over the last four decades, Thomas P. Foley, J.D., current president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania (AICUP), an association of more than 90 independent, nonprofit colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, will address graduates at Marywood University’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14, 2022, 1 p.m., at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

One of 12 siblings and the grandson of Irish immigrants, Foley is a first-generation college graduate, who merited scholarships from Dartmouth College, University College in Dublin, Ireland, and Yale Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctorate. While on leave from Yale, he spent two years as a full-time volunteer with the Nobel Prize winning Peace People in Belfast, Northern Ireland, at the height of that country’s Troubles. He co-founded the non-partisan Committee on the Administration of Justice and continued to volunteer, work, and write on those issues for the next 30 years.

He was the youngest Secretary of Labor and Industry in Pennsylvania history, serving under Governor Robert P. Casey. After that, he joined the U.S. Labor Department, leading efforts on lifelong learning and workplace safety and earning the Secretary’s Award for Exemplary Public Service. As President of the United Way of Pennsylvania, Foley was a key leader in efforts that resulted in the first statewide public investment in preschool education. Currently, he is co-chair of the Governor’s Early Learning Investment Committee.

For nearly a decade before he became president of AICUP, Foley was the president of Mount Aloysius College, Cresson, PA, named by the White House as one of four “Engines of Opportunity” in the nation for its work with low-income students.

Additionally, his professional background includes service in both the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, where he worked for Congressman James Shannon and then-Senator Joseph Biden. He did intensive work in Washington, D.C., on issues involving peace and justice in Northern Ireland and Central America, and he has written on a wide range of public policy topics, including issues on justice, foreign policy, preschool education, sports, workforce development, and Irish history.

Honored for his work in a broad range of fields, Foley was named a Top 100 Irish American in both education and law (one of only two to receive both honors), is the recipient of the Centennial Medal for Service, the Liberty Bell Award, numerous humanitarian awards, and serves as an honorary member of the Philadelphia Fire Department.

The Wright Center for Community Health Expands Access to Primary Health Care with Opening of North Pocono Practice

Amanda Turoni

The Wright Center for Community Health is working to improve access to high-quality health care by opening a new community health center in Covington Township on Monday, April 25 that will provide primary and pediatric care to patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.

Conveniently located in the North Pocono 502 Professional Plaza, 260 Daleville Highway, Suite 103, The Wright Center for Community Health North Pocono Practice will provide family medicine services to residents in Moscow Borough, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Roaring Brook, Thornhurst, Spring Brook, Clifton, Covington and Madison townships and nearby communities.

The office will be open four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering health care services to children and adults of all ages, including sick visits for the whole family, routine examinations and screenings, behavioral health and substance abuse services and the treatment of any illnesses or injuries that do not require a trip to the emergency room.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will be available for individuals ages 18 years and older, while coronavirus testing will be offered for patients and members of the community.

“The Wright Center for Community Health has been serving the medically underserved and economically disadvantaged areas of Northeast Pennsylvania for more than 45 years,” said Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth, the chief medical officer of The Wright Center for Community Health. “Our network of community health centers and providers are proud to be able to reduce barriers to equitable health care for regional residents and improve their health and well-being.”

The North Pocono Practice is the ninth community health center in The Wright Center for Community Health’s network. Together, they provide a safety net to comprehensive primary and preventive care to medically underserved populations in rural and urban areas regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay. Patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be

eligible for the sliding-fee discount program that allows The Wright Center to reduce fees for eligible patients depending on household size and family income.

“This mission-driven expansion allows us to address a vital community need by bringing essential health care services to this underserved region,” said Amanda Turoni, the advanced practitioner for the primary care site, who is a doctoral-prepared nurse practitioner. “I am especially proud of this opportunity to ensure quality care for my neighbors, friends and family since I am also a resident of our new service area.”

The Wright Center for Community Health North Pocono Practice will begin accepting appointments for office visits on Monday, April 11. Please go online to TheWrightCenter.org to make an appointment for COVID-19 services or a doctor’s appointment.

Geisinger Hosts Free Community Shred Day Event Across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania

In observance of Earth Day, Geisinger is hosting free Community Shred Days at several locations across northeastern and central Pennsylvania. Community members can bring their confidential personal and financial documents, such as bank statements, credit card bills and tax forms to be securely shredded on site and recycled.

Limit of three boxes of documents per person.Paper only,please —do not place other waste into bins.

Join us for a Shred Day event near you:

•Friday, April 1, 7 –11 a.m.at Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 1175 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

•Monday, April 4, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Township

•Thursday, April 7, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Health Plan, Hughes Center, 9 Stearns Lane, Danville

•Monday, April 11, Noon–4 p.m. at Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 1175 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre

•Tuesday, April 12, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Healthplex State College, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda

•Friday, April 15, 7–11 a.m. at Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, 255 Route 220, Muncy

•Monday, April 18, Noon–4 p.m. at Geisinger Health Plan, Hughes Center, 9 Stearns Lane, Danville

•Tuesday, April 19, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, 1020 Thompson St., Jersey Shore

•Friday, April 22, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 549 Fair St., Bloomsburg

•Monday, April 25, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Mt. Pleasant, 531 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Scranton

•Friday, April 29, 7 –11 a.m. at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown

Call 570-271-6030 for more information

Pennsylvania American Water Revamps Workforce Readiness and Outreach with New “Career Stream” Program

Like the convergence of three streams into one river, Pennsylvania American Water is taking a three-pronged approach to its comprehensive talent development program, focused on attracting and developing a diverse pool of future candidates with the skills and experience needed to succeed in the water industry. This new Career Stream program offers summer internships, annual scholarships and career education and outreach focused on careers in the water and wastewater business.

“This next generation of our career pipeline development reflects our company’s commitment to taking proactive measures today to continue providing quality service for the next generation,” said Pennsylvania American Water President Mike Doran. “We are proud to be a competitive employer in our local communities and are passionate about attracting and retaining diverse talent because we know that diversity of backgrounds, ideas, thoughts, and experiences is vital to our culture and the way we do business.”

Summer Internships

For the summer 2022, the company is offering 15 full-time 8-week paid summer internship opportunities in operations, water quality and engineering. The internship program seeks to build a future talent pipeline, increase diversity, and bring new perspectives to the company while providing important real-life work experience to college students in the local communities served by Pennsylvania American Water. Internships are targeted toward college juniors and seniors pursuing STEM-focused studies such as biology, chemistry, environmental science and engineering. Available positions are currently posted on the company’s Career Opportunities site, and interns will be announced when the program begins in June.

Stream of Learning Scholarships

For the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, Pennsylvania American Water is offering three $5,000 Stream of Learning scholarships to individuals charting courses of study in fields critical to the water and wastewater industry, specifically focusing on DEP-certified water or wastewater operator certification programs. Eligible applicants must be pursuing 2- or 4-year college, university or technical school degrees or certifications in environmental science, biology, engineering, chemistry or DEP-certified water/wastewater operation programs. Qualified applicants must also maintain a permanent residence in Pennsylvania and be attending a Pennsylvania college, university or career/technical school in the 2022-2023 school year. More information and an online application can be found here. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2022, and winners will be announced in May. More information about becoming a certified water or wastewater operator can be found here.

Career Education and Outreach

Pennsylvania American Water conducts outreach throughout the year to educate students and adults alike about career paths and job opportunities in the water and wastewater industry. Career outreach places a special focus on diverse, underserved, and environmental justice

communities and seeks to educate and attract a diverse field of students and adults to employment at Pennsylvania American Water. The company also partners with schools, colleges, elected officials, government agencies, non-profits and statewide organizations to promote careers in the water industry through participation at school presentations, facility tours, career fairs, community events and more. To request a Pennsylvania American Water representative at an upcoming career fair or outreach event, please contact pa.communityrelations@amwater.com.

HRC Director of CPS Services to Attend Capacity Building Institute

Allison Daniels

Human Resources Center, Inc.’s Director of Community Participation Support (CPS) Services, Allison Daniels, has been accepted into the Capacity Building Institute’s (CBI) 2022 program. The Capacity Building Institute is a training program provided by the Office of Developmental Programs (OPD) and Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). The curriculum will be presented by ODP Medical Director, Dr. Gregory Cherpes, and Dr. Beth Carol to a select group of professionals.

The CBI’s goal is to address how to assist individuals with a dual diagnosis (individuals with an intellectual disability and a co-occurring mental illness) lead more fulfilling and well-rounded lives. According to ODP, the program seeks to educate service providers on best practices through “training, integration of knowledge into practice, and opportunities to build a statewide cohort to work together to effect change and build capacity.” Training topics will include healing lifestyle and social therapy, biographical timelines, impact of trauma, psychotherapeutic interventions, psychopharmacology and diagnosis, creative and expressive therapies, and Functional Behavioral Analysis.

Allison Daniels, M.Psych (Clinical) and licensed behavior specialist, will be the third HRC staff to complete the CBI training. As Director of CPS Services, Allison oversees a variety of programs that support individuals of the intellectual and developmental disability community. The CBI training curriculum will not only offer Allison the ability to expand her dual diagnosis knowledge, but also share the information learned with her team. Regarding her interest in the CBI, Allison remarks, “Many people struggle with both diagnoses and the pandemic has certainly exacerbated mental health conditions. I’m excited to gain more knowledge in this field of work.”

HRC Inc. values continued education and is proud of Allison’s display of drive and ambition. The agency would like to congratulate Allison on her acceptance into the CBI program and wish her luck as she learns alongside industry professionals. HRC Inc. looks forward to supporting Allison in her latest academic endeavor.

CAC/NEPA’s “Pinwheels for Prevention” Campaign will Start April 1, 2022

In recognition of April as Child Abuse Awareness Month, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA) will initiate its “Pinwheels for Prevention” Campaign on Friday, April 1, 2022. The CAC/NEPA team members and volunteers will plant pinwheels on the lawn of the Lackawanna County Courthouse from noon through 4 p.m.

The pinwheel symbolizes a transformation of awareness into action. It became the national public symbol to raise awareness of the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect. It connotates children’s playful, cheerful, joyous nature and is a physical reminder of the happy, carefree childhoods all children deserve.

This April, you can make a difference in the lives of the children we serve by sponsoring a Pinwheel to be planted at the Lackawanna Courthouse lawn or hosting a pinwheel garden at your home or work to support child abuse awareness. The largest pinwheel garden will be planted at the Lackawanna County Courthouse lawn and remain there for the entire month of April. Each pinwheel will represent a child victim of abuse or neglect that received services at the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania. In 2021, the CAC/NEPA provided599 children with the services needed to begin their healing journey and prevent trauma from lasting effects on their lives. The public can sponsor an individual pinwheel or order their garden by visiting: https://cacnepa.networkforgood.com/projects/152748-2022-pinwheels-for-prevention.

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania (CAC/NEPA)is a private, non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide excellence in assessing and treating child abuse and neglect. The designated child abuse center for Lackawanna County, the CAC/NEPA, also provides medical assessments and child forensic interviews for victims of abuse and neglect and coordinates a multidisciplinary team response to child abuse and neglect in Lackawanna and surrounding counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania.Since opening its doors in 1998, The Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA has helped more than 18,000 children and adolescents.

All funds raised will further the Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s mission.For more information about the CAC/NEPA, please call the center at 570-969-7313 or visit the CAC/NEPA’s website: www.cacnepa.org.