Students lend artistic talents
Art students from West Scranton and Scranton High School helped turn downtown Scranton into a winter wonderland by painting winter scenes on the storefronts at 516 and 518 Lackawanna Ave.
Charles Sumner Elementary principal and former art educator Meg Duffy, Kerri Ruddy-Archer, art educator at Scranton High School and Anne McNally, art educator at West Scranton High School coordinated the project.
The students spent an afternoon painting the windows that will be on display alongside 50 other downtown Scranton venues as part of Scranton Tomorrow’s Holiday Window Decorating Showcase.
Property owner Frank Dubas welcomed the opportunity to partner with the Scranton School District.
“It’s important to get as much involvement from the community as possible, and that includes the most vital part of our community — our young people,” Dubas said. “It’s wonderful that students came out from both high schools to participate in this project, and it’s nice to see young people involved in a city that’s in a state of transformation.”
The Holiday Window Decorating Showcase opens today and runs through Friday, Jan. 4. A panel of judges will award prizes to the most Scrantastic, nostalgic, whimsical, traditional, festive, dreamy and elegant window designs.
For more details and a map of holiday window locations, visit scrantontomorrow.org and Scranton Tomorrow on Facebook or contact Liz Baldi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570-963-5901.
Dr. Anthony Aquilina will serve as chair of American Heart Association’s 2019 Northeast PA Heart Ball.
Aquilina, a board-certified family practitioner and geriatrician, serves as regional president of Geisinger Northeast. He has been practicing primary care medicine in Northeast Pennsylvania with Geisinger Health System since 1993 and previously served as chief medical officer at Geisinger Community Medical Center, associate chief medical officer for Geisinger Northeast, medical director for health services, quality and performance for Geisinger Health Plan and regional medical director for Geisinger Health Plan.
The annual ball, which raises funds for the American Heart Association, is set for Saturday, March 30, at the Room at 900 in Forty
For more details, visit www.northeastpaheartball.heart.org or contact Tara Sokola at email@example.com or 570-430-2391.
Forest City Regional Future Business Leaders of America club, including Jordan Coles, president; Maggie Kowalewski, vice president; Emily Kelleher, treasurer; Alissa Pelick, secretary; Katie Nebzydoski, historian and members: Matthew Carey and Jonathan Lipko alongside advisor Michael Zack spread Christmas cheer on Main Street in Forest City.
The club delivered Christmas trees and lights to various businesses on Main Street on Nov. 21. They partnered with the Greater Forest City Business Alliance.