March Programs & Events at Waverly Community House

The Waverly Community House is hosting the following March events:

Paint & Sip with Steve Colley

Friday, March 8th

6:00-8:00 PM

In The Comm Gym

$35 per person

For more information, click HERE.

Noah’s Ark Animal Workshop

Thursday, March 14th

3:30 -4:30 PM

In The Comm Gym

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost $30 per child.For more information, please click HERE.

Oil Painting with Mary Lou Chirbirka

Six two-hour sessions

Thursdays 10:00am until-12:00pm beginning March 28th

In the Scout Room

$140 per six week session + supplies

For more information, please click HERE.

The Annual National Women’s History Month Luncheon

Please join us! Tickets can be purchased HERE.

I Need A Speaker Offers Six-week Public Speaking Workshop

Registration is open for a six-week public speaking course offered by I Need A Speaker, an online connection hub for speakers and the people who want to book them. This in-person course will meet Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m. beginning on April 2, 2024 at Urban Co-Works, 116 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, PA.

“This course will help individuals develop their public speaking skills and serve as a refresher for those who have existing skills,” explained I Need A Speaker founder Tricia Richards-Service, PhD, who serves as instructor.

Participants will learn how to:

·      Choose, narrow, and refine your topic

·      Write a central statement of purpose

·      Analyze your audience

·      Gather supporting materials

·      Outline an impactful speech

·      Develop an effective delivery style

·      Get started in the public speaking business. 

The course fee is $397. For details and registration, email info@ineedaspeaker.com. Registration closes March 27, 2024.

PA Route 6 Alliance Annual Meeting & Educational Workshop Slated for Corry, PA.

Registration is now open for the 2023 PA Route 6 Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Presentation. Join in on the Heritage Community of Corry on October 5-6, 2023.

Act, Adapt, and Attract is the theme of this year’s Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Presentation. They are excited to bring community leaders and tourism professionals from across the state to discuss topics such as adaptive reuse, historic preservation, remote working, active transportation, and much more.

Registration is now open for the 2023 PA Route 6 Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Presentation. Join us in the Heritage Community of Corry on October 5-6, 2023.

Act, Adapt, and Attract. That’s the theme of this year’s Educational Workshop and Annual Meeting & “Do 6” Awards Presentation. We are excited to bring community leaders and tourism professionals from across the state to discuss topics such as adaptive reuse, historic preservation, remote working, active transportation, and much more.

Thursday, October 5th (9:30am-2:30pm): The Educational Workshop will take place at Relevant Church, an adaptive reuse project. Guest speakers include Melinda Meyer of Preservation Erie, Bill Callahan of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Abbi Peters from The PA Wilds Center, Sam Pearson from Pennsylvania Downtown Center, Corry business professionals, and more.

Immediately following the Educational Workshop will be a walking tour of Downtown Corry. And then later that evening, join in for wine tasting and fine dining at 3 Pillarz Farm as they host a farm-to-table dinner overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery in Erie County.

Friday, October 6th (9:30am-2:00pm): The Annual Meeting will be held at The Fork and Barrel Restaurant in Corry. The keynote speaker will be Jeff Siegler of Revitalize, or Die (read more below).

Following a delicious catered lunch, the annual meeting will wrap up with the presentation of the annual “Do 6” Awards where everyone celebrates those individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made a positive impact within their communities and throughout the Route 6 Corridor.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 25th.

Click here to register.

University of Scanton to Host HamSCI Workshop

The University of Scranton will host the HamSCI Workshop 2023, which engages amateur radio enthusiasts and professional scientists to collaborate on existing and future innovative research projects. Titled “Forging Amateur-Professional Bonds,” the conference takes place March 17-18 at locations on campus and at the historic Lackawanna Station hotel. HamSCI is an officially recognized NASA Citizen Science project and the conference has received grant support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC.)

“The HamSCI Workshop plays a unique and important role in the development of both the amateur radio community and the scientific workforce,” said Nathaniel Frissell, Ph.D., (W2NAF) assistant professor of physics and electrical engineering at The University of Scranton.

Speakers for the HamSCI Workshop 2023 include a keynote presentation by Patricia Reiff, Ph.D., (W5TAR) professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University and founding director of the Rice Space Institute. She will discuss the importance of united teams of amateurs and professionals in conducting and advancing scientific research. She earned her Ph.D. in space physics and astronomy from Rice University.

Joseph Huba, Ph.D., vice president of Syntek Technologies and former head of the Space Plasma Physics Section at the Naval Research Laboratory, will discuss “Modeling the Ionosphere with SAMI3.” Dr. Huba’s tutorial will provide a general overview of ionospheric physics and SAMI3, which models the plasma and chemical evolution of seven ion species. Dr. Huba earned his Ph.D. in theoretical plasma physics at the University of Maryland.

Also, speaking at the conference will be Jesse Alexander (WB2IFS/3), a licensed amateur radio operator, who will discuss his efforts to introduce young people to the wonder of the Electromagnetic Spectrum through hands-on ham radio-based experiences.

The HamSCI Workshop will give participants hands-on experience using University’s amateur radio station W3USR as well. The workshop will also serve as a team meeting for the HamSCI Personal Space Weather Station project (PSWS), which is a $1.3 million NSF funded project previously awarded to Dr. Frissell.

The workshop also features presentations of research abstracts related to the latest developments related radio science and amateur radio, including those related to solar eclipse ionospheric effects, Sporadic E, traveling ionospheric disturbances (TIDs), and space and terrestrial weather impacts to radio propagation. University of Scranton students Veronica Romanek, Hampton, New Jersey, a senior physics and Spanish double major; Francis Tholley ’21, Darby, a software engineering graduate student, who earned his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Scranton; and Shaaf Sarwar, Qazalbash Chowk, Lahore, Pakistan, a senior physics major and recipient of the University’s full-tuition Presidential Scholarship, will be among the research presenters.

In addition, the Murgas Amateur Radio club from NEPA will showcase old amateur radios in an “Amateur Radio Through the Ages” exhibit in the display cases on the second floor of Loyola Science Center. The Murgas Amateur Radio Club and Scranton Pocono Amateur Radio Club will also run a special event amateur radio station at the workshop using the W3USR call sign and offer on-site amateur radio license exams.

The HamSCI Workshop 2023 offers both in-person or virtual participation. Lodging for the event is available at the historic Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton and the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center. For registration details and conference information, visit the HamSCI Workshop 2023 webpage.

AVP Cargo Feasibility Study

The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport (AVP) is undertaking an Air Cargo Feasibility Study Update for the airport with the objective of informing strategic development. Their effort entails extensive quantitative and geographic research, in addition to multiple outreach approaches to garner feedback directly from the cargo industry and its customers.

They will be hosting two virtual workshops on the topic:

  • Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1 PM EST – A one-hour workshop, with 30 minutes being a regional air cargo overview, followed by a 30-minute group discussion of regional cargo challenges and opportunities with representatives of the invited air carriers, handlers, forwarders, trucking companies, and shippers.
  • November 4, 2021 at 10 AM EST  – A 30-minute briefing session to outline the study and our efforts. This session, which will be less technical in nature, is intended to provide local government representatives and transportation agencies with information on the cargo study.

Please contact Carl Beardsley, Executive Director at 570-602-2000 or cbeardsley@flyavp.com October 22, 2021 with the following information:

  • I am willing to participate in an interview. (yes/no)
  • I would like more information about the workshop/session. (yes/no)
  • I would like to be excluded from any further communications about this effort. (yes/no)
  • Preferred contact (name of individual and company) and means of communication
  • Phone number
  • Email

Only those responding affirmatively will be contacted by the consultant team. A platform link will be sent via email in advance. We look forward to your participation and sincerely appreciate your time in support our efforts to evaluate air cargo potential at AVP.