PNC Bank to Host Third Annual Penguins 5K

The third Annual Penguins 5K presented by PNC Bank benefiting the Penguins Goals Foundation is taking place at the Back Mountain Trail in Luzerne on Saturday, August 26th at 9:00 a.m.

All registered participants will receive a free voucher for a 2023 Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins home game, Penguins 5K T-shirt, and a finisher puck.

There will be top prizes for overall male and female and age group awards.

The run/walk is just $35 and proceeds benefit the Penguins GOALS Foundation, an organization dedicated to removing barriers on and off the ice by supporting and creating programs to make youth sports more accessible, to advocate for education, and offer support to Northeastern Pennsylvania communities and their programming.

Questions? Reach out to Mollie Boyd at or (570) 208-5414.

Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA to Host Annual Mix and Mingle

Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year at Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road Clarks Summit, PA on September 23, 2021 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA will present two awards this year. The Fifth Annual Founder’s Award for Philanthropy will be awarded to Clarence Baltrusaitis on behalf of NET Credit Union. “We are so excited to honor Clarence and NET Credit Union,” said Kristen L. Kosin, Executive Director. “NET Credit Union is a true champion of our area. It’s amazing how their employees donate their time, expertise and generosity to help agencies and organizations throughout our area.”

The second award presented will be the Elaine F. Shepard Award for Exceptional Volunteerism. “Elaine F. Shepard is an extraordinary example of service to the community. This award will honor Katie Gilmartin. She works tirelessly to promote and serve our community,” explains Ms. Kosin. 

Tickets for this event are $75 per person or $125 per pair. Tickets include entrance to event, lite dinner fare, and open bar. Live music will be provided by the Mark Monella Trio. Activities at this year’s event include raffle baskets, a gift pull, and a silent art auction which will feature work from local artists like Sharon Cosgrove, Christine Medley, and Tom Noone. For more information and to purchase tickets online, visit or call 570-346-2421.

The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour

The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is back! We hope you’ll come along for the ride!

Lackawanna Heritage Valley’s Heritage Explorer Bike Tour is returning to the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail in 2020, but this year, things are going to be a little different. 

The Heritage Explorer Bike Tour has become an annual tradition to promote the development of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. With safety in mind, this year’s event will bring our community together in a virtual celebration throughout September in honor of Trails Month. Cyclists will embark on their own journeys, at their own pace, when and where they choose to help support the ongoing maintenance of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.

The event is a fun, family-friendly and noncompetitive event. Riders of all ages and abilities will have the chance to ride along in support of the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. Supporters can register now, choose their route and distance, and show their support online for the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. At the end of Trails Month, Lackawanna Heritage Valley will award participants with official event t-shirts as our way of saying thank you for your support. 

Spacetime Mead & Cider Works Label Competition

Space Time Mead & Cider Works is sponsoring its 3rd Annual Label Art Competition. All proceeds from the contest will go to the Everhart Museum. Prizes will be given to the winners.

This year’s theme is the “Overview Effect” – a shift in perspective, attributed to astronauts “experiencing firsthand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, “hanging in the void”, shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere.”

“I found by talking with our customers, vendors, and family that there has been a realignment of priorities as a result of the pandemic and other transformative events that occurred in the past year.” Says Dan Schreffler. “The change in day-to-day interactions, recovering from serious illnesses, accidents, and other losses have forced us to question how we spend our time and challenge us to make positive quality of life changes.”

The competition entry deadline is August 1, 2021. The winner will be announced in August. All official competition rules, forms and dates can be found by visiting

McNees to Hold 30th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC is pleased to announce that it will host its 30th Annual Labor & Employment Seminar on June 10-11, 2021.

The virtual event will feature various topics, including diversity, equity and inclusion, ADA/FMLA/WC, wage & hour law, employee benefits & executive compensation, Biden’s labor board, data breaches, litigation trends and workplace safety.

Approved Credits:

  • CLE Substantive – 9 Hours
  • CPE Management – 9 Hours
  • SHRM – 9 Hours
  • HRCI – 9 Hours

For more information, including how to register, click here.