Yearbooks available for pickup

Carbondale Area Class of 2022 yearbooks are now available in the high school office. You can pick them up from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For those who ordered, the student or their parent/guardian must pick them up.

Extras are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for $70, cash only.

Mall holds supply drive

Viewmont Mall is celebrating the upcoming academic year by encouraging the community help needy kids.

The mall is partnering with Boys and Girls Club of NEPA to set all students up for a successful school year. Through Sept. 6, shoppers can drop off their donations of backpacks and school supplies for students in need. The donation bin is located in Center Court.

“We want this school year to be a success for students, and with the partnership of Boys and Girls Club of NEPA, we are excited to provide tools for students to reach their achievements,” said Rosemary Bohenek, marketing coordinator for Viewmont Mall.

Being prepared for learning with the essential supplies is the first step for students to reach their academic goals.

Suggested supplies for the drive include:

  • Backpacks.
  • Lunchboxes.
  • Pens and pencils, highlighters, colored pencils, crayons and markers.
  • Glue sticks.
  • Folders, notebooks and loose-leaf paper.

To assist shoppers in their search for school supplies and backpacks to support the drive, items can be found at the following retailers:

  • Shoe Department
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Claire’s
  • Macy’s
  • JC Penney

Viewmont Mall will also ring in the new school year by hosting the “Back to School Get Together” Viewmont Mall on Aug. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. Families are encouraged to bring a donation to the school supply drive. Kids will have the opportunity to decorate notebooks (while supplies last) and enjoy other activities including music, magic show, character appearances, glitter tattoos, balloon art and more.

Local meets with agents

Van Deusen

Van Deusen

Vanessa Van Deusen of Carbondale recently represented John Robert Powers Modeling and Acting Agency of Philadelphia in New York City for the International Model and Acting Association summer 2022 convention.

The convention featured casting agents, model and talent agencies and management companies seeking new talent for the industry. Talent from Africa, Finland, the UK and across the US attended.

Vanessa was sponsored by Lynnette’s Twirlerettes of Carbondale. She is the daughter of Jesse and Lynnette Van Deusen and is a eighth grade high honors student at La Salle Academy.

Woman recognized for studies



A Throop woman was recognized for her academic excellence at Marywood University.

Ann Teresa Romanosky, Ph.D. was awarded The William G. McGowan Medal for Excellence in Doctoral Studies – Ph.D. The McGowan Medal was founded by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund. She received the award during Marywood’s commencement weekend.

The daughter of Kathleen and Raymond Webb and wife of Michael J. Romanosky, she graduated from Bishop Hoban High School and received a doctoral degree in strategic leadership and administrative studies from Marywood University.

Romanosky has been an occupational therapist at Allied Services for the past 26 years; an adjunct professor at the University of Scranton in the occupational therapy department and an individual contractor for NeighborWorks.

In addition, Romanosky is very active in her son’s sports and activities. She is the fundraising chair and a founding member of the Mid Valley Build a Spartan Foundation. She also serves as secretary of the Mid Valley Secondary Center PTSA.

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