Settlers Hospitality Private Social Club in Hawley

Settlers Hospitality’s Vault 240 opens its doors to members on Friday, July 7 at 5 p.m. with a grand opening celebration featuring Great Gatsby Jazz music with Michelle Oram. Located in a refurbished 1920s bank building at the corner of Keystone Street and Main Avenue in Hawley PA, Vault 240 is the area’s first private social club.

Members of Vault 240 will enjoy a jam-packed events calendar and concierge service, plus a bar and private dining catered by The Settlers Inn. The events calendar, which largely focuses on live music, includes weekly features ranging from jazz and classical, to decades night and even theme nights spotlighting showtunes and blues. The club will offer ticketed events for larger acts and arts and cultural events such as book signings, speakers, performing arts and major sporting event viewing parties. A speakeasy style game room offers a vintage bridge card set, checkers, chess and Yahtzee among others. Day spa services available to members include specialized massage such as Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic and prenatal. Additional treatments range from aromatherapy and myofascial stretch to reiki, craniosacral therapy and sound healing. An onsite cobbler, haberdasher and tailor are among the other member privileges. Ceci Van Sickle will serve as Vault 240’s dedicated concierge. Members may utilize concierge services to make reservations, schedule services, arrange theater or concert tickets, arrange transportation or coordinate accommodations and travel agents.

In addition to reciprocal use opportunities at affiliate clubs, members of Vault 240 will have exclusive access to Settlers Hospitality facilities and amenities including the pool and boat slips at Silver Birches as well as discounted membership to Lake Region Fitness and exclusive floral packages from Gorgeous Floral. Club members may take advantage of the elegant, curated spaces inside Vault 240 to host private celebrations and meetings or to entertain guests.

A limited number of inaugural annual memberships are available. Those interested may choose from three tiers. For more information, call 570-576-0484 or email

Maternal and Family Health Services Circle of Care Now Open

Maternal and Family Health Services held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for its Circle of Care, a one-stop healthcare and nutrition location in Scranton. Congressman Matt Cartwright was honored at the event with the Distinguished Public Service Award in recognition of securing $2.1 million in community project funding for the new facility.

MFHS Circle of Care offers a maternal home model of care, which includes the following services in one location:

  • Pregnancy Care
  • Reproductive Health Care
  • The WIC Nutrition Program
  • The Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Dental Care
  • Mammograms and Cancer Screening
  • Primary Care (well and sick visits)
  • Pediatric Care (well and sick visits, vaccinations)
  • Behavioral Health Care

For more information go to or to schedule an appointment, call 1-570-961-5550.

The Gallery of Scranton Grand Opening

Get your first look at Scranton’s newest art gallery and see inside the minds of some brilliant regional artists during First Friday Scranton’s first time event on Friday, April 7.
Acclaimed Scranton artist Helen Lavelle invites the community to celebrate the grand opening of The
Gallery of Scranton, and the launch of its inaugural exhibit “The Artist’s Soul”, from 5-9 p.m. at 323
North Washington Avenue in Scranton. In addition to Lavelle’s art, “The Artist’s Soul” show features work from prominent Northeast Pennsylvania artists Robert Bergstrasser, Michele Davis, Paul DeLuca, Timothy Hawkesworth, Earl Lehman, Allison Maslow, Travis Prince and Frank Wengen.
“As a direct result of my recent successful exhibit in New York, I was moved to show off the talent of
incredible artists right here at home. These artists provide creative, intellectual and emotional insights into society at large,” states Ms. Lavelle, a nationally recognized leader in the advertising industry. “Their work impacts the masses and challenges the status quo.”

The Gallery is located in the historic Professional Arts Building, (formerly the Medical Arts Building);
the street location which Ms. Lavelle believes will enhance the exciting Renaissance happening in
Downtown Scranton. “The importance of the arts and creative sector on economic growth and vitality
is often overlooked, but cannot be overstated,” continues Ms. Lavelle. The theme “The Artist’s Soul” challenged the willingness of this diverse group to reveal the real, the raw, the honest art that is coming out of Northeast Pennsylvania. The show which will be personally curated by Ms. Lavelle, breaks the barriers down between Lackawanna, Luzerne and surrounding counties as well. “Great art knows no bounds, we know no boundaries.” This group has exhibited locally and regionally…some nationally and internationally—to critical acclaim. This inaugural show gives the community the opportunity to meet and interact with these artists.

Lavelle said she plans to host more collaborative events at The Gallery in the future. Bringing the arts in every genre together sets the stage for memorable human interactions…all focused on quality of life. For more information about The Gallery in the future and its grand opening celebration, contact Lavelle at

Pickeyweedz Is Expanding Its Retail Location

Pickeyweedz is expanding its retail location to a near 3k sq. ft. space with a grand opening on November 4th, 2022. In addition to becoming one of the largest occult / metaphysical stores in the NE US with this move; they are also offering a dedicated event space hosting author meet & greets, book readings, classes on a multitude of metaphysical topics, and two bookable rooms for readers & healers.

Pickeyweedz has become a household name within the metaphysical community in the tri-state area specifically drawing customers from NYC, Philadelphia & Baltimore in addition to the area surrounding NEPA’s Clarks Summit community. Not content with just being another crystal or new-age store, Pickeyweedz offers in addition to hundreds of crystal & gemstone varieties; books from domestic publishing houses as well as international distributors as well as independent rare book sources in the UK, unique, artisan-crafted clothing & wares, hundreds of varieties of incense & candles, locally crafted as well as internationally sourced jewelry, bulk teas and herbs from around the world all organic / wild-crafted sourced; statuary spanning hundreds of pantheons and so much more…

Opening their doors on March 1st, 2020 on the cusp of the pandemic’s grip on the nation – Pickeyweedz has not only survived but thrived due in large part to the vibrant community they are proud to call customers. The inventory here is fluid in that each time you visit – there will always be something new to see or experience. Business growth has increased to the point that there is absolutely no room remaining in their current 900 sq. foot space hence the expansion to this new retail space which boasts four times the floor space and a greatly improved parking/commuting experience for everyone.

The Pickeyweedz team will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Scranton, PA Chamber of Commerce as well as local dignitaries at 10 am at the new location (105 Layton Road, Clarks Summit, PA) on November 4th, 2022, and are inviting all members of the press/community to stop by prior to their doors opening at 11 am for the general public.