NET Credit Union Announced as Sponsor of Johnson College’s First Cornhole Tournament

Johnson College announces Net Credit Union as the sponsor of its first-ever cornhole tournament. This tournament will take place during the College’s inaugural Fall Fest event on October 1, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Johnson College campus in Scranton, PA.

The tournament will feature both Social ($20/team) and Competitive ($40/team) divisions with double elimination. A team will consist of two players, and anyone from beginners to pros can play. Prizes for the Social division will include: 1st place, $100 cash; 2nd place, $50 in gift cards. Prizes for the Competitive division will include: 1st place, $300 cash; 2nd place, $150 cash. There will be food and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase. Teams can pre-register online at or register at the door from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Lackawanna College Accepting Career Fair Registrations

Lackawanna College is hosting a career/internship fair on Thursday, April 7 from 11-3 p.m.

Lackawanna College Student Union
500 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA

Registration Fee: $75.00
Payment: Check, Money Order
Registration Deadline: March 24, 2022

Registration Link: Click HERE

If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the date, please contact

WRC Golf Tournament

The Women’s Resource Center is pleased to announce its Annual Golf Outing by teaming up with Industry partners Erie Materials and Simplex Homes to help assist the Women’s Resource Center ( tournament at Pine Hills Country Club on September 24, 2021.

WNEP Golf Committee: Pictured left to right (Top Row) Tony Spinozza, Simplex Homes; Sherry Porpiglia, Simplex Homes; Ellen Fricchione, Committee Volunteer; Elaine Shepard, Women’s Resource Center (WRC) Board Member; Kurt Aaron, WNEP-TV 16; Peg Ruddy, WRC; Carol Chisdak, WRC Board Member; Dave Boniello, Simplex Homes; Amy Everetts, WRC; and Pat Fricchione. Simplex Homes. Bottom Row: Ranger, WNEP-TV 16.

The honorary chair this year will be Kurt Aaron of WNEP-TV 16 and his dog Ranger. Hit a hole in one and have a chance to win a car from Burne Honda!

WRC provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties. The tournament is sponsored by Seven D Wholesale & Windows.

To sign-up, donate, or have any questions visit, email or call (570) 346-4460 ext. 143.

Golf Committee: Pictured left to right: Bob Crandle, Erie Materials; Dave Boniello, Simplex Homes; Peggy Gutowski, Women’s Resource Center (WRC); Elaine Shepard, Women’s Resource Center Board Member, Ellen Fricchione, Committee Member; Pat Fricchione, Simplex Homes; Peg Ruddy, WRC; Dick Frusciante, Seven D Wholesale; Brian Walsh, Matt Burne Honda; Paul Caruso, Simplex Homes, Tony Spinozza, Simplex Homes, and Pat Dietz, People’s Security Bank and Trust. 

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.

The Family Service Association of NEPA to Host ‘Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot’

The Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania (FSA) is holding its 6th annual “Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot” on Friday, June 18 at Rock Mountain Sporting Clays in Springville in support of the 125-year-old nonprofit organization’s Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties. The safe and socially distanced onsite registration begins at 9 a.m., with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

To register, please contact Theresa Langan at the FSA at (570) 823-5144, ext. 312, or email her at Registration costs $90 per person or $325 for a four-person team, and includes an event T-shirt and a ready-made, pre-packaged lunch from Red Rock Barbeque. Ammunition is not included in the entry fee. Specially designed awards will be presented to winners in three categories – female, male and juvenile – at a later date due to COVID-19 safety precautions.

In addition, various levels of sponsorships are available at the clay shoot, including for lunch, awards, T-shirts and display advertising, such as scorecards, shooting stations, event-sponsor boards and more. Businesses, corporations and friends of the Children’s Center, a child advocacy center in Montrose, can also donate gift certificates and gift cards in lieu of gift baskets, as part of the socially-distanced raffle at the end of the event. Participants who win a raffle will have the gift certificates or gift cards mailed to them after the event.

Please contact Janine A. Fortney, LSW, director of FSA’s Children’s Center, at (570) 823-5144, ext. 370 or, to reserve a sponsorship opportunity and/or donate gift certificates or gift cards to the raffle. Deadline for sponsorships and donations to the raffle is June 1.

“Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot” is the primary fundraiser for the Children’s Center. The center provides a safe, comfortable environment for children and their families as they go through the interviewing and examination process after disclosing some type of traumatic experience. Since the Children’s Center opened in 2015, 402 children have received services at the nonprofit, including trauma therapy, forensic interviews, medical examinations for sexual and physical abuse, and more.

“The Children’s Center of Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties is dedicated to serving the children in the community who have been affected by some form of abuse,’’ said Fortney. “We work tirelessly to comfort and provide the best possible care for these children during the worst possible time in their lives. Together, the collaboration of community and care ensures we are there for these children during their moments of need.”

The “Breaking Clays for Kids Clay Shoot” is part of FSA’s 125th anniversary celebration. Established March 15, 1895, the nonprofit organization launched its annual campaign in January. The Spring Fling in April honored the Thalenfeld family for three generations of philanthropy and benevolence. The family’s dedication to the organization began with the late David R. Thalenfeld, the former CEO and co-founder of Trion Industries, and continues to this day with his son, John, the president of Trion Industries, and his grandson, Adam. Together, the Thalenfeld family has played a prominent and lasting role on the board.

A group of involved and concerned members of the community founded FSA to provide diverse services that empower children, individuals, seniors and families to reach their full potential by building healthier relationships and stronger communities.

Today, its 14 programs provide services to people in 17 counties, including Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Monroe, Montour, Northumberland, Pike, Snyder, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Wayne and Wyoming counties. FSA’s PA 211 Northeast (NE) / Help Line provides free information and referral services to address food and housing insecurity, emergency shelter, aging, homelessness, victim services, and utility and rent assistance, as well as mental health, drug and alcohol services, and after-hours answering services and crisis management for local municipalities and government offices.

PA 211 NE / Help Line is available 24-hours a day, 365 days a year by Internet (, text message and telephone at 1-888-829-1341 and/or 211. For more information about FSA or to support its programs, please log on to or call (570) 823-5144.

Johnson College Now Enrolling Students in its Computer Numerical Control Training

Johnson College’s Continuing Education Program is now enrolling students in its next 285-hour Computer Numerical Control Operator training scheduled to begin this June on the Johnson College campus in Scranton. Total cost of the 285-hour training is $3,950 and payment options are available. For more information or to register, please contact Johnson College’s Continuing Education department at 570-702-8979 or

This 285-hour Computer Numerical Control Operator certificate program is designed for individuals looking to enter the high-demand machining field. The training covers theory and hands-on practice of both conventional and computer machining operations.  The course also covers shop and machine safety, blueprint reading, measuring instrument care and use, as well as math.

For additional information on Johnson College’s Continuing Education Program, please call 570-702-8979, email, or visit

PennDOT Encourages Public to Join Telephone Town Hall

As part of the ongoing public comment period for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study exploring sustainable transportation funding options, a telephone town hall meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 6:00 PM EST.

The telephone town hall will provide an opportunity to comment on the statewide PEL study in addition to an active virtual public meeting, accessible online through June 1, 2021, at

The public may pre-register for the telephone town hall, but it is not required. There are three ways to join the telephone town hall:

Those who cannot join the telephone opportunity are encouraged to review and participate in the on-demand virtual public meeting that began on April 29. Public comments can be submitted directly from the meeting website or via other comment submission methods, including:

The PEL study, in support of the PennDOT Pathways program, is being conducted to identify near- and long-term alternative funding solutions and establish a methodology for their evaluation. The Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC), which was established by Governor Tom Wolf’s Executive Order on March 12, received the draft PEL study and will receive the final version when completed.

For more information about the PennDOT Pathways program, visit

PennDOT will make all reasonable modifications to policies, programs, and documents to ensure that people with disabilities and those with limited English proficiency have an equal opportunity to participate in all of its programs, services, and activities.

To request assistance to participate in the virtual public meeting or review the PEL study, please contact PennDOT’s Communications Office by emailing or calling 717-783-8800 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. PennDOT will not place a surcharge on an individual with a disability or those with limited English proficiency to cover the costs of providing auxiliary aids/services or reasonable modifications of policy. If you have other questions or challenges, please contact PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity to request help by emailing or calling 1-800-468-4201; TTY (711).

Subscribe to statewide PennDOT news and traffic alerts at or choose a region under “Regional Offices.” Information about the state’s infrastructure and results the department is delivering for Pennsylvanians can be found at Find PennDOT’s planned and active construction projects at

Follow PennDOT on Twitter at and like the department on Facebook at and Instagram at

Pennsylvania American Water Supplier Diversity Webinar

Please join us on Tuesday, May 25 at 1 p.m. EDT as we discuss the importance of Supplier Diversity and building an Inclusive culture across American Water. Click the link below to register and please share with your colleagues that are interested in this important topic.

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EDT

Click here to register:

Effective Communication Strategies Program by the Alzheimer’s Association

Effective Communication Strategies is a program provided by the Alzheimer’s Association® that explores how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s disease. By the end of the program, attendees will be able to:  

  • Explain the communication changes that take place throughout the course of the disease.
  • Decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and respond in ways that are helpful to the person.
  • Identify strategies to connect and communicate at each stage of the disease. 

Please join us for “Effective Communication Strategies” on Tuesday May 18, 2021 from 10:00am-11:00am

Hosted by: Second Family Memory Care Center

The program is a “Virtual Zoom” meeting. Attendance is free but registration is required at this link or call our 24/7 Helpline for registration assistance 800-272-3900.

Once you register, a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to your email a few days before the program.