Everything Natural Hosts Wellness Fair


Come and join us @ Everything Natural for our 

Spring Into Health Wellness Fair, April 13th 11am-3pm



Expect a fun filled day networking with Holistic Health and Wellness providers to gather tips and information to support your wellness journey.

Come and discover the various natural health resources available in our community including:




Energy Medicine

Natural Childbirth





Chair Massage





Wayne Bank CEO to Begin Term on Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Council

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia today announced a new chair and two new members of its Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC), including James Donnelly, CEO of Wayne Bank.

James Donnelly, president and CEO of Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp, and Jeffrey Kapsar, president and CEO of Mifflinburg Bank and Trust Company, today began three-year terms on the CDIAC.

Jeffrey Stopko, president and CEO of AmeriServ Financial, Inc., has been appointed as chair to represent the Third Federal Reserve District on the Federal Reserve Board’s CDIAC for 2024. Stopko has been a member of the Philadelphia Fed’s advisory council since 2021.

About James Donnelly

Donnelly has been president and CEO of Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp, headquartered in Honesdale, PA, since May 2022. Donnelly also serves on the board of directors for Wayne Bank and Norwood Financial Corp, and on the Leadership, Officers Loan, Asset Quality, ALCO, and 401(k) Committees.

Donnelly previously worked at Bangor Savings Bank, Machias Savings Bank, and KeyBank, where he started his banking career in 1991.

Maternal & Family Health Services Hosts Inaugural Mother’s Day Celebrations

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) announces that its inaugural Mother’s Day celebrations will be held in Scranton on May 7th and Hazleton on May 9th. From MFHS, With Love will be a celebration of all the mothers in Northeast Pennsylvania and an opportunity to say thank you for all that they do for their families.

The two events will take place the week before Mother’s Day at the following locations:

Tuesday May 7th | 4 – 7 p.m.
MFHS Circle of Care & Voodoo Brewing Co.
820 South Washington Ave., Scranton, PA

Thursday, May 9th | 4 – 7 p.m.
Hazleton Art League
31 W. Broad St., Hazleton, PA

Both evenings will be open house style events that will feature a photo booth, flower cart, fragrance bar, activities for kids, food stations, and more. All proceeds raised from the events will support programming at MFHS for women, children, and families in need.

For over 50 years, MFHS has been supporting the health and nutrition of our community by delivering programs and services that meet critical needs and result in positive outcomes for mothers and children. These programs include: the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, The Nurse-Family Partnership Program, reproductive care, and the Healthy Beginnings Plus Maternity Program. Together these programs form a maternal health safety net that protects the health of pregnant individuals by connecting them to essential care and support services.

The public can RSVP online via the MFHS website: mfhs.org/mothers-day/ Tickets are $50 per adult. Each ticket includes up to two children 12 and under. Additional children under 12 are $10 each. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. 

WVIA Partners with NEPA Film Festival and Hosts Guest Speaker

WVIA in partnership with the Waverly Community House proudly presents the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival.

April 12-14, 2024.

Friday night guest speaker is award winning producer Doug Claybourne, producer of The Mask of Zorro and Executive Producer on The Fast and the Furious.

All films presented at the Waverly Community House

115 N. Abington Road, Waverly, PA 18411

Get your tickets to the festival here.

Friday Night Opening Reception

An evening with acclaimed director DOUG CLAYBOURNE. Featuring a screening of Doug’s latest film: “The Rainbow Prince”.

  • Waverly Community House Auditorium
  • Friday April 12th, 2024
  • Cocktail Reception 6 PM-7PM
  • Program 7PM- 8:30PM
  • Doug Claybourne Screening of Rainbow Prince (35 min)
  • Q&A to Follow, moderated by Julie Sidoni, WVIA
  • Cocktails courtesy of Maiolatesi Wine Cellars
  • Light Fare by Caravia and Epicurean

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

Northeast Title & Tag and Office of Senator Marty Flynn Present Annual Peeling Plate Rally

Northeast Title & Tag, in collaboration with the Office of Senator Marty Flynn, is thrilled to announce the Peeling Plate Rally, a community-driven initiative aimed at streamlining the replacement process for illegible, peeling license plates. This proactive endeavor seeks to facilitate the completion of necessary paperwork with greater efficiency and eliminate the need for mailing forms to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportaion (PennDOT). New Replacement License Plates will be issued on-site instantly during the event for Free.

Event Details:
Date: Saturday, April 13th
Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Northeast Title & Tag Office, Keyser Oak Shopping Center,
1726 N Keyser Ave, Scranton, PA 18508

In collaboration with the Pennsylvania State Police, an officer will be available on-site to inspect peeling plates and provide the necessary certification on forms, affirming the plates’ illegibility. Attendees seeking plate replacement will receive the required forms during the event.
Additional Participant Requirements:

  • Copy of valid vehicle registration card and Driver’s License/Photo ID
  • Presence of both owners if two individuals are listed as vehicle owners.
  • For vehicles registered under a company’s name, an authorization letter permitting the present individual to sign on behalf of the company is required, along with the aforementioned documentation.
  • Upon collection and verification of all necessary information, Northeast Title & Tag will expedite the paperwork processing and issue new plates instantly on-site during the event.
  • During the Peeling Plate Rally, Northeast Title & Tag is waiving all service fees associated with this transaction. It is important to note that PennDOT will replace the plates free of charge, resulting in no cost to customers.
  • For further information, please contact:
    compliance@neItle.org 570-895-1000 Ext. 2001

​Shapiro Administration Announces $20 Million in Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced $20 million in investments for Round 1A of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. Pennsylvania was one of the first states to open a NEVI-funded charging station in December 2023, and the Shapiro Administration is moving efficiently to drive out federal funding and build critical transportation infrastructure ahead of other states. This funding represents another step in the Shapiro Administration’s commitment to combatting climate change and providing Pennsylvanians with transportation options that are cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable.

Twenty-nine projects in 19 counties across the state were selected to fill in gaps on the Alternative Fuel Corridors (AFC) following NEVI Round 1. Charging stations will expand access to, and the reliability of, electric vehicle (EV) charging within Pennsylvania. The $20 million federal investment is part of the $171.5 million PennDOT will receive and distribute for EV charging infrastructure over five years through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL).

“Every federal dollar directed toward EV charging is one step closer to a vision of accessible and reliable infrastructure that supports electric transportation,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “Pennsylvania, under the leadership of Governor Shapiro, has been among the states leading the charge to distribute NEVI funds to give drivers confidence while promoting sustained environmental benefits.”

Together with Round 1 conditional awards announced in 2023, Pennsylvania has committed NEVI funding to 83 projects across 41 counties. In addition, PennDOT has released priority areas for NEVI Round 1B. The Round 1B Funding Opportunity is designed to fill gaps in the AFCs that remain following Round 1 and Round 1A awards. Additional details regarding the Round 1B Funding Opportunity will be released soon. A map of Round 1B priority areas can be found on the PennDOT website.

The NEVI funds support the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of charging sites. The PA NEVI program is a reimbursement program and recipients are required to provide a minimum 20% match. PennDOT received 86 unique funding submissions requesting nearly $56 million for this round of investments.

Round 1A projects selected for conditional awards:

Adams County

  • $652,736 to eCAMION USA, Inc. for a charging station at Perkins in Gettysburg (US-30, Mile Marker 212)

Allegheny County

  • $768,310 to EVgo Services, LLC for a charging station at Sheetz in Pittsburgh (I-76, Exit 48)

Berks County

  • $852,104 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Reading (US-422, Exit 316)

Carbon County

  • $451,353 to Universal EV, LLC for a charging station at Hampton Inn in Lehighton (I-476, Exit 74)

Chester County

  • $969,304 to CarCharge, LLC for a charging station at Marriot in Coatesville (US-30, Exit 293)
  • $667,936 to Landhope Corporation for a charging station at Landhope Farms in Oxford (US-1, Exit 7)
  • $907,508 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Phoenixville (US-422, Exit 347)

Clearfield County

  • $432,950 to BP Products North America, Inc. for a charging station at BP in Clearfield (I-80, Exit 120)

Columbia County

  • $797,125 to Reliance 3, LLC for a charging station at Your Choice in Bloomsburg (I-80, Exit 232)

Cumberland County

  • $750,000 to Applegreen Electric PA, LLC for a charging station at the PA Turnpike service plaza in Newburg (I-76, Mile Marker 202)
  • $790,000 to Applegreen Electric PA, LLC for a charging station at the PA Turnpike service plaza in Carlisle (I-76, Mile Marker 219)
  • $811,077 to Francis Energy PA, LLC for a charging station at McKinney Station Restaurant and Ice Cream in Newburg (I-76, Exit 201)

Dauphin County

  • $650,000 to Applegreen Electric PA, LLC for a charging station at the PA Turnpike service plaza in Middletown (I-76, Mile Marker 250)

Delaware County

  • $831,803 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Wayne (US-30, Mile Marker 317)
  • $800,870 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Upper Darby (US-1, Mile Marker 46)
  • $811,434 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Media (US-1, Mile Marker 36)

Erie County

  • $851,772 to Blink Network, LLC for a charging station at GetGo in Erie (I-79, Exit 184)

Fulton County

  • $281,934 to Tesla, Inc. for a charging station at 522 Pit Stop in Fort Littleton (I-76, Exit 180)

Lancaster County

  • $672,408 to Francis Energy PA, LLC for a charging station at Sheetz in Columbia (US-30, Exit 257)
  • $556,424 to Lancaster Travel Places, LLC for a charging station at Lancaster Travel Plaza in Lancaster (US-30, Mile Marker 273)
  • $622,333 to TH Minit Markets, LLC for a charging station at Turkey Hill Minit Market in Denver (I-76, Exit 286)

Lebanon County

  • $625,000 to Applegreen Electric PA, LLC for a charging station at the PA Turnpike service plaza in Lawn (I-76, Mile Marker 259)
  • $731,099 to Francis Energy PA, LLC for a charging station at Sheetz in Palmyra (US-422, Mile Marker 276)

Luzerne County

  • $399,768 to FLO Services USA, Inc. for a charging station at Sonic in Hazelton (I-81, Exit 143)

Lycoming County

  • $737,106 to Sheetz, Inc. for a charging station at Sheetz in Muncy (I-180, Exit 13)
  • $794,350 to Wawa, Inc. for a charging station at Wawa in Williamsport (I-180, Exit 28)

Mercer County

  • $704,968 to Francis Energy PA, LLC for a charging station at Shell in Mercer (I-80, Exit 15)

Philadelphia County

  • $815,120 to the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a charging station in Philadelphia (US-30, Mile Marker 331)

Somerset County

  • $281,694 to Tesla, Inc. for a charging station at Wendy’s in Somerset (I-76, Exit 110)

For more information on NEVI funds in Pennsylvania visit the PennDOT website.

Pennsylvania can compete for billions of dollars in federal funds across a wide range of federal grant programs through the BIL, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). To help communities and organizations learn about these opportunities, PennDOT created a web page, www.penndot.pa.gov/IIJA, with details on federal grant opportunities to help municipalities, townships, and other community agencies with understanding the multiple transportation program grants that are available. The page includes Grant Alerts, guides, and links to important resources for local municipalities and organizations interested in pursuing federal funding opportunities.

Information about state infrastructure in Pennsylvania, including completed work and significant projects, is available at www.penndot.pa.gov/results. Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at www.projects.penndot.gov.

Subscribe to local PennDOT news or statewide PennDOT news on the department’s website.

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Penn State Scranton to Offer Summer Youth Programs

As the summer months draw near, Penn State Scranton’s Center for Business Development and Community Outreach (CBDCO) department is gearing up for its popular Nittany Cub Summer Camps, offering a blend of fun and educational experiences for children. Penn State alumni and employees are eligible for exclusive discounts for these exciting camps.

The Nittany Cub Summer Camps at Penn State Scranton are designed to engage children in various areas of interest, with a strong focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics).

Spanning four weeks from the second week of July to the first week of August, these camps aim to stimulate creativity and cater to different learning styles and capabilities.

“We offer half-day weeklong camps from July 8 through Aug. 2, 2024,” Penn State Scranton’s CBDCO Education Specialist Jo Ann Durdan said. “Nittany Cub Camps are a great way for young campers to discover STEM/STEAM concepts while having fun and making friends.”

Camp offerings include a wide range of activities, from engaging projects and crafts to participating in sports camps. Campers will have the opportunity to explore their interests while learning and developing skills in various disciplines by engaging in a wide range of projects and activities.

Families interested in enrolling their children in these camps are encouraged to act fast, as some camps tend to sell out quickly.

“We welcome you to become part of the Nittany Cub Camp family,” Durdan said, who herself is an alumna of Penn State. “As a personal story, my daughter Elizabeth had attended the summer camps, and since my husband is an alum, we were able to take advantage of the discount. This helped us financially to be able to send her to more than one camp. She loved all the camps that she attended and is now an instructor.”

Penn State Scranton’s Nittany Cub Summer Camps have a long-standing tradition of providing children with memorable summer experiences, combining fun with a supportive environment. Parents are encouraged to review the Summer Youth Camps Policies and Information to stay updated on important details.

For families seeking an enriching summer experience for their children, Penn State Scranton’s Nittany Cub Summer Camps offer a perfect blend of education and entertainment, creating lasting memories for young campers.

Call the center at 570-963-2600 to register your child and for more information about special discounts for the children of campus alumni and employees.

Marywood University to Feature Art Exhibit with Opening Reception

The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art at Marywood University is featuring the exhibit, Illuminated: Color Photography in the Maslow Collection, from April 6 – June 28, 2024.

An opening reception is set for Saturday, April 6, 1-4 p.m. in the Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art, located in the Shields Center for Visual Art on Marywood’s campus. Apart from the opening reception, the Maslow Study Gallery is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The exhibit and related events are free and open to the public.

In conjunction with the Art Department’s courses in Color Photography, Black and White Photography, andHistory of Photography, this exhibition examines various subjects, forms, and methods used by photographers from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Featured artists include: Harry Callahan, Robert Cumming, David Haxton, David Hockney, Barbara Kasten, Joel Meyerowitz, Denny Moers, Walter Winings Nelson, Ellen Phelan, Sandy Skoglund, Todd Watts, and William Wegman.

For more information on Marywood art galleries, visit marywood.edu/galleries.