WVIA Education’s Speaking Grief Virtual Event On- Demand

Last month, WVIA Education hosted a virtual workshop focusing on understanding and advocacy for those who are experiencing grief. The full presentation is now available to watch on-demand at wvia.org/speakinggrief.

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Educational Television Association (dba WVIA) received a $5,000 grant from the Community Giving Foundation: Berwick to support this second Speaking Grief webinar. The virtual workshop serves as a resource for parents, caregivers, and educators to help those in need. 

Panelists include:

·       Beth Anne Harris, Director of Special Education and Student Services at Crestwood School District, 

·       Jennifer Seechock, MS, Director of Counseling Services at Hospice of the Sacred Heart

·       Kristi Nejman, LCSW, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Behavior Specialist from PAK Pediatrics 

“This important workshop not only offers education around the topic of grief but also provides a community of supporters for those experiencing grief,” said Teresa Sabecky, WVIA’s Education Coordinator.

The event answers questions such as “What does grief look like in a toddler versus an adult? What events trigger grief?” The program comes as a partner to the documentary film Speaking Grief, which explores the transformative experience of losing a family member in a grief-avoidant society. The documentary addresses the role that supports from friends and family plays in a person’s grief experience, offering guidance on how to show up for people in their darkest moments. Speaking Grief is a production of WPSU.

Eventive Offers Business Event Planning Assistance

The weather is getting warmer and people are starting to come together again! As you bring your team back together in the office and/or at company meetings and events, we hope you keep us in mind for your team building and meeting planning needs. We have been working hard here at Eventive creating new programs and experiences for our clients.

We have team building programs to fit all of your goals and objectives! Take a look at our updated outline: https://www.eventiveproductions.com/team-building for In-Person – Hybrid – Virtual events.

Team Building Highlights:

  • Bring your team back together while giving back to the community. Our charity based events are a great way to do both.
  • Choose an activity that focuses on re-grouping and getting to know each other.
  • Host the event at your office or off-site! We bring everything to your venue.

Full-service meeting planning services are also available including site selection, audio-visual, catering, entertainment, registration, and more. We do all the legwork, leaving you time to focus on your job and actually attend the meeting with your co-workers.

IntegraONE Managed Services Webinar

Join IntegraONE on Thursday, August 26th at 11am – 30 min.

Managed services, and the idea of outsourcing aspects of an organization’s IT, is gaining in popularity. Don’t miss this webinar to find out everything you need to know about managed services and how to determine if it’s the right fit for your organization.

There are many benefits of utilizing a trusted managed service provider to augment your current capabilities:

  • increase user productivity and uptime
  • improving network stability
  • decrease security risk
  • lowering overall IT costs

Join this webinar and ask all of your specific questions about Managed Services, and hear common concerns from organizations considering an outsourcing model.

For more information and to register: https://info.integraone.com/why_managed_services_webinar.

Interstate 81, Section 511 Reconstruction Project Projects Virtual Plans Displays

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), announces Online Plans Displays for the upcoming changes to the Interstate 81, Section 511 Reconstruction Project in Great Bend Borough/Township and New Milford Borough/Township, Susquehanna County.

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the comment period and plan display will be held online only. The comment period will be open from July 1st to July 15th, 2021.

The virtual plans display includes digital picture boards and an online comment form for four specific areas that require environmental re-evaluation from the previously approved Categorical Exclusion Evaluation (CEE), Level 2 environmental document dated 03/21/2018. The plans displays can be accessed by visiting the PennDOT District 4 Website: www.pennDOT.gov/regionaloffices/district-4/, clicking on Public Meetings under District Links, choosing the tile for Susquehanna County and then selecting the tile for Interstate 81, Section 511 Reconstruction Project. The purpose of the plans displays is to introduce the changes to the project since the CEE approval obtained on 03/21/2018, and to receive public input regarding questions or concerns with these latest changes to the project.  It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the project’s potential effect upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act.

Those unable to access the project information online may give feedback by contacting PennDOT Project Manager Summer Koziel, at skoziel@pa.gov or 570.963.4048.

West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge and Elm Street Bridge Replacement Projects Virtual Plans Displays and Public Meetings

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), announces Online Plans Displays and Virtual Public Meetings for the West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge Replacement Project over Norfolk Southern Railroad and the Elm Street Bridge Replacement Project over the Lackawanna River in the City of Scranton, Lackawanna County.  

In accordance with Governor Wolf’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, the comment period and public meeting will be held online only. The comment period will be open from June 16th to July 16th, 2021.  

The virtual plans display for each bridge project includes digital picture boards and an online comment form. The plans displays can be accessed by visiting the PennDOT District 4 Website: www.pennDOT.gov/regionaloffices/district-4/, clicking on Public Meetings under District Links, choosing the tile for Lackawanna County and then selecting the tile for West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge or Elm Street Bridge. The purpose of the plans displays is to introduce the projects and receive public input regarding any questions or concerns with the projects. It is also an opportunity for the public to review and comment on the projects’ potential effects upon Cultural Resources pursuant to the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation’s 36 CFR Part 800 regulations implementing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. 

A public meeting for each bridge project will be held on June 30th, 2021 virtually via Microsoft Teams. The Elm Street Bridge public meeting will begin at 5:00 PM and the West Lackawanna Avenue Bridge public meeting will begin at 7:00 PM. Individual registration will be required for each meeting. To register for either meeting, contact Michael Grantner, Design Consultant Project Manager, at WLackawannaAveBridge@stvinc.com, at ElmStreetBridge@stvinc.com, or at 215.913.5998. Persons requesting language or hearing assistance may contact Michael Grantner at the contact information provided above. Requests should be made at least five business days prior to the public meeting.   Those unable to access the project information online may give feedback by contacting PennDOT Project Manager Summer Koziel, at skoziel@pa.gov or 570.963.4048. 

Marywood University Offers Summer Visit Options to Fit Any Schedule

Marywood University is offering visit options that will fit any schedule throughout the summer. Visit options include Summer Saturdays, Transfer Tuesdays, and weekday on campus and virtual personal meetings.

Beginning in June and continuing through to the start of the fall semester, small group information sessions with admissions counselors, as well as a campus tour will be offered each Saturday, at 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Summer Saturdays at Marywood University are held in the Nazareth Student Center, in the Fireplace Lounge. To register, please visit admissions.marywood.edu/portal/summer_saturdays.

For those ready to start something new, Marywood University will hold its Transfer Tuesdays program for college students or former college students who are considering transferring to Marywood University. Marywood welcomes transfer students at all stages of their college careers. Transfer Tuesdays opportunities will take place on the following Tuesdays: June 22, July 20, and August 17, 2021. Those interested can schedule an appointment every half hour beginning at 2 p.m. For additional information, or to register for the summer Transfer Tuesdays program, please call Marywood University’s Office of University Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, email YourFuture@marywood.edu, or visit marywood.edu/transfernow.

Personal weekday campus visits with Marywood University admissions counselors and campus tours are offered all year Monday-Friday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. To register for a personal weekday visit, please visit www.admissions.marywood.edu/visit.

For those unable to visit campus in person, virtual personal appointments are available Monday – Friday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Join an admissions counselor by phone or video chat. Learn more about Marywood’s academic programs, campus life, athletics, financial aid, and more—all from the comfort of your home. To register for a virtual personal appointment, please visit www.admissions.marywood.edu/portal/virtual_appointment. For additional information about Marywood University’s visit options, please call the University’s Office of Admissions, at (570) 348-6234, or www.marywood.edu/visit.

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.

Duryea at Dusk 5K & 1 Mile Walk Goes Virtual for 2021

The Duryea at Dusk committee has set their fifth Duryea at Dusk 5K and 1-mile walk as a virtual race again this year due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Participants can register online now through Saturday, June 5.  Participants are encouraged to complete their 5K or 1-mile safely around their neighborhood, on a treadmill, track or at a park between June 5-12. The cost to register is $15 per person or $25 per person with a Duryea at Dusk 2021 t-shirt. All runners and walkers will receive a customizable Duryea at Dusk virtual bib and can post their finisher photos on Duryea at Dusk’s Facebook page.  

Through personal experience with a family member battling cancer, Duryea native sisters, Katie Brudzinski and Allison Brudzinski wanted to be part of something bigger that would involve their entire community. Duryea at Dusk was created from that idea. This is the fifth year of this event. It will impact the local community and support a local organization, the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, whose mission is to ease the burden of cancer in northeastern Pennsylvania.  Since inception, Duryea at Dusk has raised $40,261 for the Cancer Institute.

Individuals or businesses looking for information can reach out to Duryea at Dusk committee by email at duryeaatdusk@gmail.com. To register for the virtual run or walk or donate to it, go to: https://runsignup.com/Race/PA/Duryea/DuryeaatDusk