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Hundreds Served Hot Food, Hospitality at Friends of the Poor Holiday Dinner

SCRANTON — Hundreds of people turned out Tuesday night in Scranton for annual dinner that’s meant to fill both hearts and stomachs. The annual Friends of the Poor Holiday dinner was held at the Scranton Cultural Center but this year, it went on without its founder who died last month. But the spirit of Sister […]

Food Drive Collection Loactions in Lackawanna County

SCRANTON — Lackawanna County is stepping in to help food pantries this holiday season. Commissioners announced Tuesday morning that collection boxes will be placed at all county offices, on COLTS buses, and at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at any of those locations between next Monday and December 17.

Scranton Firefighters Collect Winter Coats for Kids

SCRANTON — Keeping warm this winter was the goal behind a coat drive in Scranton. City firefighters handed out coats to children at Bancroft Elementary Tuesday morning. It’s all part of a program called “Operation Warm.” In all, more than 400 winter coats will be distributed. “We had such a positive response from the kids […]

Rally for Power Plant in Jessup

JESSUP — For months, people opposed to the building of a controversial power plant in Lackawanna County said their piece, but Monday, people who want the plant held a rally of their own. The group Jobs for Jessup rallied at the Jessup Hose Company. Members then turned out in force for a borough council meeting. […]

Shots Fired in Viewmont Mall Parking Lot

SCRANTON — Police are investigating gunshots fired outside a shopping mall in Lackawanna County. Scranton police officers were called to the Viewmont Mall just before 7 p.m. Monday. Detectives say witnesses told them two vehicles, a minivan and a blue sports car, were chasing each other through the parking lot. Then shots were fired from […]

Collecting Coats for People in Need

SCRANTON — Friends of the Poor brought coats into the Scranton Cultural Center on North Washington Avenue Monday ahead of the  annual Thanksgiving dinner Tuesday. The coats will be given to those in need. “It’s just a simple jacket for a lot of people, but for some people it means a lot more than that,” […]

Ribbons Honor France Victims in Lackawanna County

DUNMORE — In light of the tragic events in Paris, students at Holy Cross High School in Dunmore prayed for peace by writing prayers on fabric and displaying them on a tree in front of the school. The fabric was blue, white and red – the colors of the flag of France. It’s all part […]

Free Holiday Party for Area Families

SCRANTON — Santa and Mrs. Claus also stopped by Providence Square in Scranton Sunday afternoon to deliver stockings filled with holiday goodies. Each year, North Scranton Businesses and Neighborhood Association organize this free holiday party for area families. Folks enjoyed snacks and live music. Plus, all of the children got to sit on Santa’s lap […]

Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive at University of Scranton

SCRANTON — Some volunteers at the University of Scranton are making sure everyone has a meal to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. The Campus Ministries’ Center for Service and Social Justice sponsored the University of Scranton’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive held Sunday at Valley View Terrace. Students filled 200 baskets with vegetables, pumpkin pie, turkey […]

Dunmore Dry Cleaners Damaged by Fire

DUNMORE — An early morning fire tore through one Dunmore business. Firefighters were dispatched to Dempsey’s Fashionable Laundry on North Blakely Street at about 2:30 Sunday morning after a fire broke out inside. “To be awoken to the news, it’s gut-wrenching,” said owner Bobby Dempsey. Dempsey, the fourth generation to run the business, told Newswatch16 […]