Gerrity’s Ace Hardware to Celebrate Grand Opening

On April 5-7, Gerrity’s Ace will celebrate the grand opening of our newest location in Carbondale.  The details are listed in our attached circular.  We will be holding the ribbon cutting on April 5 at 11:00 AM. 

Scranton Art Haus Cinema and Social Club to Host Grand Opening

You’re Invited to attend Scranton Art Haus’s Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Celebration on Friday, April 5, 2024, at noon!

Friday. April 5th – Noon – Front of Art Haus

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Lighting Count Down – Noon
  • Light buffet afterward in the theater lobby
  • Free Cake & Popcorn Cupcakes 
  • First Friday: Karaoke Night with Taliyah Smith starts at 7 pm, and Paint on Canvas is from 5 to 9 pm. 
  • $8 Movies all Weekend.

Saturday, April 6 – Scranton Art Haus

  • $8 Movies all-day
  • Free Art Haus Popcorn with a food purchase.
  • Jack Mead & The West Third Street Band 
  • 7 to 10 pm in the lobby

Sunday, April 7 – Scranton Art Haus

  • $8 Movies all-day
  • Free Hot Dogs with food purchase
  • Acoustic Open Mic -Mike Baresse (Musicians Welcome)  2 to 5 pm

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