Marywood University Sets Spring Open House Date for Prospective Undergraduates

Marywood University will hold a spring undergraduate open house for high school students and their parents on Saturday, April 13, 2024.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. in the Fireplace Lounge at the Nazareth Student Center on the University’s campus, and the last campus tour departs at 1:30 p.m.

The event will include informative tours of the campus, complimentary continental breakfast and lunch for all guests, and the opportunity to meet with current Marywood students, faculty, and athletic coaches. Information sessions with admissions and financial aid counselors will also be available.

For more information and to register, visit, email, or call Marywood University’s admissions office at (570) 348-6234.

University of Scranton’s High School Physics Competition Registration Open

Area high school students can register to compete in a fun, hands-on physics and engineering competition on April 18 at The University of Scranton.

Hundreds of students from area schools compete individually and in teams annually at Scranton’s Hayes Family Science Competition for High School Physics and Engineering Students. The day-long academic competition emphasizes applied demonstrations through a series of quizzes and challenges that test the high school students’ knowledge of physics and engineering concepts.

The theme for this year’s competition is “energy and motion” and will include a “hot wheels” challenge, in addition to light, conductivity and other experiments.

The competition, organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Engineering, is intended to encourage more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering.

The registration deadline is March 22.

High school teams interested in registering or in learning more about this year’s competition can contact Rachel Frissell, faculty specialist for the University’s Physics and Engineering Department, at or by calling 570-941-7007.

The competition, organized by the University’s Department of Physics and Engineering, is intended to encourage more students to pursue careers in physics and engineering.

The registration deadline is Mar. 22.

High school teams interested in registering or in learning more about this year’s competition can contact Rachel Frissell, faculty specialist for the University’s Physics and Engineering Department, at or by calling 570-941-7007.

Wayne Bank Announces Promotion in Audit Department

Jim Donnelly, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank, is pleased to announce the promotion of Lexi Reeves to Assistant Vice President and Internal Audit Manager.

Reeves joined the Bank in 2021 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Forensic Accounting from the University of Albany.

Mr. Donnelly stated, “I’m delighted to announce this promotion. As Assistant Vice President and Internal Audit Manager, Lexi will lead and oversee Wayne Bank’s internal audit function. Her extensive education, dedication, and diligence make her highly deserving of this promotion.”

Reeves is the Vice President and Programming Officer of the NEPA IIA Chapter and resides in Narrowsburg, where she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Izzy and Daisy.

NeighborWorks Accepting Applications for the Beautiful Blocks Program

NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Beautiful Blocks program is still accepting applications for our 2024 program cycle!

Residents of the City of Scranton, City of Carbondale, and (new for 2024!) City of Pittston are invited to join with their neighbors to apply for our Beautiful Blocks program. Beautiful Blocks provides matching grants of up to $1,000 per property to groups of five or more residents in participating communities to help them make exterior improvements to their homes.

The Beautiful Blocks program seeks to make neighborhoods throughout Scranton, Pittston, and Carbondale more attractive places to live. Eligible exterior improvements include everything from landscaping and painting to larger projects like sidewalks, front porch repair, door and window replacement, and more!

This is the first year Beautiful Blocks is available to residents of the City of Pittston. Also new this year, Scranton residents who decide to replace their front sidewalk are eligible for an additional $3,000 in grant funds, on top of the $1,000 standard grant and the property owner’s $1,000 match.

Our Beautiful Blocks program closes for applications at the close of business on Monday, March 18. Don’t miss your chance to improve your neighborhood through this innovative and engaging  program! 

Interested residents are asked to read and review our pre-application instructions, before working with neighbors to complete the pre-application document. These items are available on our Beautiful Blocks homepage, where interested residents can also access video testimonials from our past program cycles.  More information is also available by contacting Gerard Hetman, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Development Specialist, at (570) 558-2490 or

Johnson College Hosts Spring Open House

Johnson College will hold a Spring Open House on Saturday, March 23, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on its Scranton campus. To register to attend the Open House, visit or contact Johnson College’s Enrollment Department at 570-702-8856 or

The Open House will include discussions about the admissions process, information about financial aid for those who qualify, and student services such as student life, student support, and career services. Plus, same-day acceptance will be available for many programs if students bring their high school or college transcripts. Tours of each technical area will be conducted, and program directors and instructors will be available to review the specifics of their programs.

NEPIRC Announces Upcoming Events & Trainings

The month of April Events & Trainings

April 3, 2024 – Arc Flash / NFPA 70E Training

Starting April 9 – 8-Week Leadership Development Essentials

April 10 – ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

Starting April 24 – Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Starting April 15 – SolidWorks Essentials Training

The Month of May Events & Trainings

Starting May 9 – High-Impact Leadership Training

Starting May 9 – Two-Hour Leadership Development Essentials Seminar

Starting May 13 – Lean Specialist Certificate Program

Learn more online at NEPIRC Training, Workshops & Events – NEPIRC

The Dime Bank Donates to Local Wayne County Organization

The Dime Bank donates $125,000.00 to the Wayne County YMCA Project through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development under the Neighborhood Assistance Program Tax Credit Program (NAP).

The Wayne County YMCA Project qualifies for the NAP grant under a Special Programs Priorities as this project is considered a rural initiative which encourages nonprofit organizations to develop projects that have a positive community and economic impact in rural areas. This is a multi-phase project to build a new state-of-the-art facility.

Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Roche stated, “At The Dime Bank, community involvement is not just a value – it’s a way of life. We understand the importance of supporting and nurturing the areas we serve. We are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of our customers and neighbors. At the YMCA, strengthening community is their cause, and we are happy to help them accomplish that goal.”

“A community project of this size and scope would not be possible without the support of The Dime Bank. This donation will enable us to complete phase II of this project that includes the completion of final engineering / design which will position the Project for the construction phase. Thank you to The Dime Bank for their commitment and participation in this critical community project,” stated Paul Edwards, Co-Chairperson Wayne County YMCA Board of Trustees.

Everything Natural Hosts “Wellness Wednesdays” Series

Everything Natural is launching a monthly educational series called “WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS “.

These sessions, offered once a month, usually on a Wednesday at 6 p.m., will feature Q&A discussions with regional experts on a wide range of topics. Also in the mix will be experiential classes, such as yoga, qigong, dance, cooking, and healthy lifestyle concerns. Our presenters are experienced, credentialed professionals offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information for your personal enrichment.

Everything Natural’s mission is to serve the community, and as such, there is no charge for the series.

Series Kickoff: March 20 Intro to Ayurveda Emma Hobson, Certified Instructor

Call the store to register at 570-586-9684

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Offers Discount to College & Military Fans

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have announced two special offers for the upcoming 2024 season. An upgraded College Rush ticket offer has returned for students and the club has also updated its offer for active or retired members of the military.

College Rush

The RailRiders College Rush ticket offer has been improved for 2024. College students can get $10 bleacher seats for any home game at PNC Field this season. Tickets can be purchased using the student’s valid .edu email address on the RailRiders website, limited to two tickets per transaction.

Military Discount

Active or retired members of the military will receive $2 off tickets purchased at the RailRiders Box Office at PNC Field when they show a valid identification card. The offer is good for up to four tickets per person for all games this season.

Please note that these offers are valid for every game of the 2024 season with the exception of July 4.