HNB Promotes Vice President, Chief Operations Officer

Thomas E. Sheridan Jr., President and CEO of The Honesdale National Bank, announced the promotion of Kathy Enslin to Vice President, Chief Operations Officer.

Enslin joined The Honesdale National Bank in 1999 as an Assistant Vice President, Bookkeeping after spending 24 years with another area financial institution. In that role, she was an integral player in the oversight and development of many procedures and advancements that supported the Bank’s core account management and transaction workflows.  Enslin previously held the position of VP, Deposit Operations Officer for several years at HNB prior to her promotion to Vice President, Compliance Officer in 2015.

“With this promotion, we are very pleased to showcase Kathy’s technical, operational and innovative leadership,” said Sheridan. “Kathy’s appointment as COO is a strategic step for our organization and we know that her experience and skillset will continue to advance the Bank’s opportunities for growth as well as that for our customers.”

“I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to The Honesdale National Bank’s continued growth. I am looking forward to embarking on this new chapter in my career and new chapter for HNB.”

Enslin started her career in banking shortly after graduating from Western Wayne High School and has furthered her education through the American Institute of Banking (AIB).

Penn State Scranton to Offer Summer Cub Camps

Penn State Scranton has a wide variety of fun-filled summer camps for youth and teens to attend during the summer months. Youth campers explore interests while engaging in projects, crafts and events that provide subtle education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Summer Camp Schedule 2023

Nittany Cub Summer Camps serve the youth of Northeast PA. 

Summer camp registration is now open. Check back often for additional announcements. 

  • Week 1 – July 10 – July 14, 2023
  • Week 2 – July 17 – July 21, 2023
  • Week 3 – July 24 – July 28, 2023
  • Week 4 – July 31 – August 4, 2023
7/10/237/14/239 am to
4 pm
M-FSustainability Environmental Camp (for youth ages 13-16 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/10/237/14/239 am to 12 pmM-FWizards & Cauldrons – Section 1
(ages 8-13)
Julie Tischler
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FWizards & Cauldrons – Section 2
(ages 8-13)  – Sect. 2
Julie Tischler
7/10/237/14/239 am to 12 pmM-FCool Science Camp
(ages 6-8)
Julie Cardillo
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FForensic Scientist Camp
(ages 9-13)
Liz Durdan
7/10/237/14/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCreative Lego Engineering – Section 1
(ages 6-9) 
Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FRocketry Camp
(ages 9-12)
Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FPop Art Camp
(ages 8-12)
Julie Tischler
7/17/237/21/239 am to 12 pmM-FLego Mindstorm Robotics
(ages 10-15)
Tom Czachor
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FK’NEX Bridge Building (ages 9-12)Doug Mallas
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FEngineering Camp (11-14)Michelle Swarts
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FWizards  Academy
(ages 12-15) 
Julie Tischler
7/17/237/21/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FJr. Robotics Camp (ages 7-9) Liz Durdan
7/24/237/28/239 am to 12 pmM-FBusiness Start-Up Academy
(ages 12-16)
Kevin Feifer
7/24/237/28/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCarnival Games (ages 9-13)Liz Durdan
7/24/237/28/239 am to 12 pmM-FFossil Frenzy Camp
(ages 6-8)
Liz Durdan
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FThe Biosphere Environmental Camp – Section 1 (for youth ages 10-12 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FOur Ecosystem Environmental Camp – Section 1 (for youth ages 6-9 residing in Lackawanna County)Julie Cardillo
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FNursing Academy: Summer Camp (ages 8-12) Explore Health Care CareersJustina Malinak
7/31/238/4/239 am to 12 pmM-FScience of Superheroes
(ages 8-12)
Doug Mallas
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FThe Biosphere Environmental Camp – Section 2 (for youth ages 10-12 residing in Lackawanna County)Michele Swarts
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FOur Ecosystem Environmental Camp – Section 2 (for youth ages 6-9 residing in Lackawanna County)Julie Cardillo
7/31/238/4/231 pm to
4 pm
M-FCreative Lego Engineering – Section 2
(ages 6-9) – Sect 2
Doug Mallas
  • Dates, fees, instructors and camp descriptions are subject to change.
  • Please ask for discount codes for Employee, Alumni, Family, & Children of PSU Scranton Students.

Marywood University to Host Events for Prospective Students

Marywood University School of Architecture Day Set for March 20

In an eventspecially designed for students interested in pursuing degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Construction Management, Marywood University will hold a School of Architecture Day for prospective students on Monday, March 20, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, at the Center for Architectural Studies on campus. Students must register for the event by March 10 if they plan to attend, as space is limited.

The School of Architecture Day will feature meetings with faculty and student groups, tours of the Center for Architectural Studies and the Marywood campus, and opportunities to engage with various studio classes in the Architecture and Interior Architecture programs, as well as the new Center for the Living City’s Living Lab. In addition, there will be make/take activities with student groups and a Q&A panel with the Architecture Student Council and Admissions representatives. The event also includes a complimentary lunch.

Due to the structure of the program, this event is for students only. Parents are invited to attend a Q&A parent panel with the School of Architecture’s Program Director and faculty at 3 p.m.

To attend Marywood University’s School of Architecture Day, please go to and register by March 10; space is limited. Contact the School of Architecture at or 570-961-4536 if you have any questions about the event.

Marywood University to Hold Virtual Master of Fine Arts Information Session

Marywood University will hold a virtual Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Information Session on Thursday, March 23, at 4 p.m. This information session is free and open to anyone who is interested in pursuing a low-residency master of fine arts degree. To register, please visit

Marywood’s “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” MFA program for designers and illustrators is the oldest and best low-residency program in the country, designed for those who are working full time, but who are also interested in earning a terminal degree.

The virtual info session will cover what to expect during the three-year program that includes

four, two-week residential summer sessions at Marywood’s campus; six study tours conducted in New York City and other major cities; and independent work. Former student thesis and class

project examples will be shared. While production and technical skills are stressed, the thrust of the program is on creativity and conceptual thinking.For additional information about Marywood University’s MFA Information Session, please contact Steven Brower, MFA, director of the “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” MFA program at Marywood University, at (570) 348-6211, ext. 2569, or email

Discover if Being a Dietitian is Right for You at Marywood University’s “Dietitian for a Day” Program

Marywood University is hosting a “Dietitian for a Day” program on Monday, March 27, from 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m., in the O’Neill Center for Health Families on the University’s campus. The program is free and open to anyone considering a career in nutrition and dietetics.

The program offers students an opportunity to learn what a dietitian is and about the different areas in which dietitians practice. Attendees will gain hands-on experience in several practice areas including sports, clinical and community nutrition, food science, and food service. The program also includes a session with admissions and financial aid counselors, a tour of Marywood’s campus, and lunch. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the nutrition and dietetics faculty as well as current students.

Attendees will gain a clearer picture about the career opportunities for a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the types of classes, course material, and supervised practice involved in being a nutrition and dietetics major. Marywood’s Nutrition and Dietetics department provides coursework that prepares students to provide nutrition care in a variety of settings.

Register online by March 22 at to attend “Dietitian for a Day.” For additional information about Marywood University’s nutrition and dietetics program, please visit or call (570) 348-6277.

Marywood University’s MFA Program Ranks Among Top 10 in the Nation

David Plunkert, an nationally recognized illustrator, poster artist, graphic designer, and co-founder of Spur Design LLC in Baltimore, MD, is one of the industry masters who mentor and guest lecture in Marywood’s renowned “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program.

Marywood University was recently notified that its MFA program, featuring the low-residency MFA Program, “Get Your Master’s with the Masters,” ranks among the top 10 in the nation by Best Value Schools. At #4, Marywood is the only regional institution named in this ranking, which is based on student/faculty ratio and tuition cost, including out-of-pocket expenses. To view Marywood’s ranking, go to

Marywood’s distinctive “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” program, a low-residency MFA in Graphic Design, Illustration, and Sequential Art for working professionals, is the oldest low-residency program in the country, designed for those who are working full time, but who are also interested in earning a terminal degree. Marywood also offers a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary MFA in Visual Arts with tracks in Clay, Sculpture, Printmaking, Painting, and Photography.

For more information about Marywood’s “Get Your Master’s with the Masters” low-residency MFA program, go to To learn more about the scope of Marywood University’s Art Programs, visit or contact the Office of Admissions at (570) 348-6234 or email (graduate) or (undergraduate).

United Neighborhood Centers to Host Purse Bingo

The United Neighborhood Centers of Northeaster Pennsylvania will host a designer purse bingo.

The event will take place on Sunday April 30 at 1:00PM. Doors open at 12:00PM

The event will be held at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore.

The cost to attend the event is $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

20 games with additional purchases available for 3 bingo specials, basket raffles, door prices, basket sales, refreshments and daubers while supplies last.

This is a BYOB event. Players are welcome to bring their own food and alcoholic beverages.

Proceeds benefits United Neighborhood Center of NEPA.

Clarks Summit University Students Travel for Professional Intensive

Clarks Summit University students traveled to Orlando, FL, after being selected to participate in the Reclaim Today 2023 Professional Writing and Design Intensive. 80 students from nearly 160 member institutions of the Association for Biblical Higher Education across the United States and Canada applied for the program. Three of the final 30 students selected were from CSU.

Lydia Peters, of Allentown, PA, and Josh Fowler, of Chillicothe, OH, both participated in the writing portion of the intensive while Sam Ford, of Montrose, PA, participated in the design portion. These students received a three-year contract to submit work to Reclaim Today with the opportunity to have their work published.

Part of Our Daily Bread Ministries, Reclaim Today appeals to the Gen Z and Millennial generations by providing biblical truth and encouragement that allow readers to “connect with God in the ordinary, extraordinary, everyday moments of life.”

CSU Associate Professor Sarah Scranta was instrumental in assisting the students during the application and travel process for the Intensive. She says the Intensive poured into the lives of young people who will build the content that points people to Christ. Reclaim Today plans to have two more years of the Intensive in partnership with ABHE.

Peters, a sophomore Communications-Writing major with a minor in Youth Ministries, has a heart for missions and a desire for her words to encourage and help others. Peters is an editor and a writer for “Vantage Magazine,” a digital magazine for creative expression, career preparation and community interaction, produced by CSU students. She particularly enjoys writing poetry. 

Scranta said, “Lydia is dependable, flexible and open to challenges in her academic pursuits. She is a careful thinker and highly regarded by her peers.”

A sophomore Accelerated Counseling major, Fowler writes to encourage and to provide hope. Fowler writes primarily journalistic nonfiction pieces and devotionals and is a contributing writer for Vantage Magazine.

He said, “I love using my writing to help other people. I want for my creative pieces to teach lessons that you do not hear very often. I want my journalistic nonfiction pieces to inspire those who are going through hardship. I want for my devotional pieces to challenge people to grow in their relationship with Christ.” He continued, “the conversation on mental health is growing in popularity, and it is important that the voices involved in the conversation are speaking the truth of the gospel.”

Fowler aspires to use his writing and his counseling training “to publish material in the future that would help families and churches grow in their ability to converse on difficult topics like grief, brokenness, sexuality, forgiveness and identity.” He said, “I believe that I can use my skills to ask questions to bring about discussion, which in turn could bring about change.”

Scranta said, “[Fowler] is dependable, flexible, willing to take on learning and writing challenges and is a source of encouragement for his peers.”

Ford, a junior Communications major with a minor in Pastoral Ministries, believes design is the best way for him to communicate a message of hope to a culture hungry for it. 

He said, “I really enjoy design, because although it is a very corporate branch of art; it is effective in its reach, as it can be printed onto anything. A painted canvas in an art gallery is beautiful, but we only view it occasionally; whereas a design, printed onto our favorite item, we will see daily. In summary, ‘art communicates.’”

Ford works at CSU’s Underground Café. He served as an intern and produced digital designs for Lincoln Lake Baptist Youth Camp. He also designed his residence hall’s apparel. Scranta said, “[Ford’s] sense of humor and creativity contribute to his academic success. He is also a careful thinker who seeks to serve others through his design work.”   

Waverly Community House Seeking Volunteers

The 2023 NEPA Film Festival is April 14th-16th at The Comm! Volunteers are still needed for 2 hour shifts on Saturday and Sunday. Please call Kathy at the Comm office if you are interested: 570-586-8191.All volunteers will receive a free Day Pass.

Filmmaker Reception & Opening Night Party Friday, April 14th at The Comm, 6:00-9:00PM! Unique, original film screenings and WVIA workshops at The Comm Saturday, 11:00AM-7:00PM and Sunday, 11:00AM-4:00PM.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE or visit

Johnson College Earns Military Friendly® School Designation

Johnson College has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly ® School designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-2024 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard.

The 2023-2024 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May and October issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly ® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer), and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

“Johnson College remains committed to helping our servicemen and women and their families further their education,” said Bill Burke, Vice President of Enrollment and Student Affairs at Johnson College. “The College’s dedicated staff assists with needs specific to military students. We provide dedicated space as well as priority scheduling and registration for our service members and veterans.”

“Military Friendly® is committed to transparency and providing consistent data-driven standards in our designation process. Our standards provide a benchmark that promotes positive outcomes and support services that better the educational landscape and provide opportunities for the Military Community. This creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to evolve and invest in their programs consistently. Schools who achieve awards designation show true commitment in their efforts, going over and above that standard.” – Kayla Lopez, National Director of Military Partnerships, Military Friendly®.

For more information about Johnson College’s student veteran programs, visit

Settler’s Hospitality to Host 7th Annual Wally Wine Fest

Settler’s Hospitality invites you to Sip back and relax! Visitors to The Waterfront at Silver Birches, April 14-16, will enjoy three days devoted to all things wine. Wally Wine Fest features a variety of domestic and international brands from wine regions across the globe. A Slab and Cab Wine Dinner on Friday, April 14 at The Settlers Inn kicks off the event. On Saturday and Sunday festival goers can drink in all the festivities from wine tastings and food pairings to a marketplace all offered lakeside at Silver Birches.

There are two seated wine tastings scheduled on Saturday and Sunday. During the two-hour sessions, attendees will be seated at communal tables to enjoy four small plate tasting courses accompanied by three wine samples per tasting. Ticket holders will select their top three sampling choices from eight different wines for each course. Settlers Hospitality Sommelier, Claude Briere personally chooses the featured wines, which include domestic and international labels. Tastings are scheduled from noon to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Bottles of every wine featured are available for sale. Prices range from $10-$100. Fine food, gift items and decor fit for wine lovers overflow at The Marketplace. Visitors may shop offerings from places such as Art on the Edge, which features home/wine décor. The Silent Auction benefits Lake Wallenpaupack’s fireworks display and features overnight stays at area accommodations plus gift cards to local restaurants and businesses. Golf and spa packages, as well as boat and paddle board rentals, are also up for grabs. Live entertainment rounds out the weekend-long festivities. Guests may bookend a Wally Wine Fest experience with the Bubbly Brunch offered at The Settlers Inn on Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors  may savor a prix fixe brunch menu, live music and a tasting flight of sparkling wine.

“Now that we’re seven years in, Wally Wine Fest is firmly established as spring’s hallmark event in the Lake Region. We relish the opportunity to showcase world-class wines to novice and connoisseurs alike,” explains Justin Genzlinger, CEO/Owner, Settlers Hospitality. “It’s a real privilege to witness the outpouring of enthusiasm for the festival, and welcome thousands of visitors to the Pocono Mountains. The fact that it helps support a beloved tradition at Lake Wallenpaupack like the Independence Day fireworks, make it all the sweeter.”

Everyone who attends the festival at Silver Birches receives a commemorative wine glass. General admission is $60 in advance and $75 at the door. Designated drivers may attend for $30. A $200 platinum ticket includes the Slab and Cab Wine Dinner at The Settlers Inn on April 14. For $125, guests may attend the Slab and Cab Wine Dinner only. Visit to purchase tickets. Visitors may opt to stay over and take advantage of a $199 Sunday Night Lodging Special offered at the Hawley properties of Settlers Hospitality.

Special thanks to Champagne Level event sponsors Silver Birches Resort, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and E. & J. Gallo Winery as well as Cabernet Level sponsors, AM Skier Insurance and Chant Realtors. Organizers also acknowledge the participation of Sauvignon Blanc Level sponsor, Comprehensive Physical Therapy and Rose Level sponsors Dime Bank, Lighthouse Harbor Marina and Wayne Bank. Settlers Hospitality would also like to thank Media and In Kind Sponsors Moka Origins, Lake Region IGA , Bold Gold Media Group and Adams Outdoor.