Sometimes the calendar plays funny tricks. A good example is coming up. On Sunday, the Super Bowl arrives, and then on Tuesday is Shrove (or Fat) Tuesday, before Lent arrives on Wednesday. So it’s a time for parties and festive fare. • It starts with the Blakely/Peckville Crime Watch’s pre-Lent Mardi Gras celebration Friday, Feb. 5, 6-10 p.m. at Fiorelli’s catering, 1501 Main St. in Peckville, featuring food and entertainment.
Flea Market Trinity Episcopal Church, 58 River St. in Carbondale, will hold a flea market Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will be available. For more information, call 570-282-1776. Legion Meetings American Legion Post No. 665, 901 Main St. in Dickson City, will hold it’s Legion Home Association meeting Sunday, Feb. 7, at 1 pm. The post meeting will follow at 2:30 pm. All officers and members are strongly urged to attend both meetings.
Fundraiser Breakfast: A flapjack fundraiser breakfast to support Lackawanna Valley Trout Unlimited will be held Saturday, Feb. 6, 8-10 a.m. at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 74 Viewmont Mall. Tickets are $7.50; $5 for kids 12 and younger. Tickets available at A&G Outfitters, 542 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City or from any chapter member. RAMP Certification: Responsible Alcohol Management Program (RAMP) certification training will be held Monday, Feb. 8, at 6 p.m. at William Walker Hose Co., 803 Penn Ave. in Mayfield. The training was created by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to help licensees and their employees serve alcohol responsibly.
Valley Blood Council of the American Red Cross will host a blood drive on Thursday, Feb. 11, noon to 5 p.m. at Wozniak-Pavloski Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7963, 284 Main St. in Eynon.
Other sponsors are Christ the King Parish of Eynon/Archbald and the Valley View High School Leo Club. This drive is in honor and memory of all veterans.
Tom Jubinski of Dickson City gave blood at a
Two officers of the Northeastern Lodge No. 63 Fraternal Order of Police were recently presented with plaques in recognition of their service to the Lodge.
Above: Retired Greenfield Township Chief of Police Gerald Rusek (left) received an award of recognition for 32 years as lodge treasurer from lodge president James Gray.
At the same gathering, retired State Board of Parole and Probati
Representatives from Penn State Worthington Scranton recently visited The TekRidge Center Incubator Program in Jessup to provide information to incubator clients regarding internship and project opportunities with both students and staff.
From left, front row: Gino Piccolino, Precision POS/OrderEasyNow.com; Aaron Whitney, SLIBCO incubator facility manager; Mani Velaga, Adil Analytics Inc.; D
Dr. Albert F. Giallorenzi will be honored as the Scranton Chapter of UNICO’s “UNICAN of the Year” for 2015 at the chapter’s 57th annual charity fundraiser according to Mike Rescigno, chapter president.
The fundraiser will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. at Fiorelli’s in Peckville. Monsignor Joseph Quinn will serve as toastmaster. This event is open to the public. Reservations are $60 per person and are required. They may be obtained by calling 570-558-8519.