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Namedropper 10/10/2018

October 10, 2018
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Namedropper 10/10/2018

Tables honor victims

The Women’s Resource Center began raising awareness of the impact of domestic violence in Northeast Pennsylvania during its “An Empty Place at the Table” exhibit this week.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness month.

The display honors individuals from Lackawanna and Susquehanna counties whose lives were tragically cut short due to domestic violence, according to the center.

“Each place setting serves as a beautiful, touching and distinctive memorial,” said Peg Ruddy, resource center executive director. “The exhibit is a constant reminder to inspire hope and reform in the realm of domestic violence. Awareness is the first step in preventing another empty place at the table.”

The table can be viewed at the following locations in October: IHM Center at Marywood University, today, 6:30 p.m., during an Evening of Reflection & Prayer sponsored by the Sisters of the IHM; Montrose United Methodist Church, 90 Church St., Montrose, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 3 to 6 p.m.; and the University of Scranton De-Naples Center, Mulberry Street, Scranton, Thursday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., sponsored by the Jane Kopas Women’s Center.

The resource center started “An Empty Place at the Table” displays in 1993 and are now displayed nationwide. The first project video was narrated by Susan Sarandon and the display concept has received numerous national state and local honors.

For details, visit www.wrcnepa.org.

Extreme sports event held

BMX competitor Eric Gardner, skateboarders Victoria Pagan and Ryan Haynes and John Can field on a scooter were among 100 participants in the Greater Carbondale Area Ministerium’s inaugural C-dale Skatecomp.

Held at the Belmont Street skatepark on Sept. 22, youths from the Carbondale area competed on skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.

The event was organized by the ministerium, which is composed of pastors and community leaders. First-, second- and third-place winners received gift certificates from sponors.

Youth Pastor Kyle Drost called for an inspirational challenge for life renewal during the event.

Super teachers

Suquehanna County Career and Technology Center teacher Daniel Zabrowski received the 2018 Pennsylvania Association of Career and Technology Education Conference New Teacher of the Year Award in August.

Zabrowski is a vehicle maintenance and repair instructor

The school’s carpentry and cabinetmaking program received the Program of the Year Award. Instructors for the program include Gary Fenton, John Gazzillo and Bruce Castelli, who attended the awards dinner, along with Zabrowski and Alice M. Davis, Susquehanna’s executive director. “These awards validate the assertion that I make every chance I get: I have the best staff in career and technology education,” said Davis, a past president of the association.

This school was awarded from more than 80 career and technology centers statewide.

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