|Spotlight on Members|
December 2013 Edition
Greater Hazleton Health Alliance News: The Hazleton Health & Wellness Center has added spinning and piloxing classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. For more info call 501-6750 or visit hazletonhealthandwellness.org. GHHA made a donation to the Hazleton American Cancer Society’s 10th annual charity ball. Hazleton General Hospital was once again honored with the distinction of receiving the American Heart Association’s “Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure” Gold Plus Achievement Award for achieving 85% or higher adherence to all award guidelines.
In conjunction with Operation CAN DO, a project of the CAN DO Student Action Committee, students at Drums Elementary/Middle School collected food, entertainment and hygiene items that were sent as care packages to our local military personnel for the holiday season.
Catholic Social Services hosted their 2nd annual Harvest Celebration in recognition of National Adoption Month and proceeds benefited children’s service programs.
Tuskes Homes, along with Sand Springs Country Club held a golf tournament which benefited Helping Hands Society. $10,188.08 was raised for the society.
ElderWish received a donation of a 20-inch plasma tv from Comfort Keepers which is being donated to fulfill a wish of a senior citizen in the Hazleton area.
Janney Montgomery Scott LLC donated $500 to the Beacon Lodge Camp, supported through the PA Lions Hazleton Chapter.
Miners Bank partnered with Warriors in the Workplace, which is an employment initiative conceived by members of the National School Transportation Association and is geared toward offering employment opportunities to US Military based upon skills they have acquired and perfected throughout their military career.
First National Community Bank announced their free, secure and easy mobile banking app is now available for Kindle Fire devices.
Kavlick Enterprises, owner of McDonalds restaurants in the Hazleton area donated $1000 to the United Way of Greater Hazleton.
Erica M. Stein of The Seltzer Group successful completed the training and passed the exam required to become a licensed PA Insurance Agent.
The Hazleton Lions Club of District 14-W celebrated their 90th anniversary of their charter from Lions Clubs International.
The Domestic Violence Service Center will again impact 1,500 teens, 7th through 12th grades in Luzerne and Carbon schools in PA, by continuing programming to increase knowledge about dating violence, healthy relationships, and resources and strategies available to reduce and prevent these behaviors.
SSPTV debuted a brand new show at the end of November entitled CommUNITY, which focuses on progression and positives programs in NEPA. It will air on Service Electric Cablevision Channel 13-Halzeton, on ComCast Channel 7-Pottsville and at www.ssptv.com.
For the seventh year, Lehigh Tire Company sponsored Team Sentimental Journey, in honor of Barbara Baran, in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Penn State Hazleton. The team rose over $1,300 and is still accepting donations. For more info contact Susan at 570-455-5854 or visit http://act.alz.org.
Bonanza Family Restaurant held their 3rd annual Veterans & Military Appreciation Day and honored over 450 Veterans with a free buffet for the day. They will be hosting a breakfast with Santa on Sat, Dec 21st from 9 am to 11 am. Contact Harry at 454-8767 for more info.
Ronald “Ron” Maloney is the new president of Penn’s Northeast effective November 4th.
Fairway Subaru has selected Make-A-Wish of Greater PA and WV as its local charity partner for the annual Subaru “Share the Love” event, where Subaru will donate $250 for every new vehicle sold or leased between Nov 21st and Jan 2nd.
Susquehanna Bank donated $4000 to MMI Preparatory School through the Education Improvement Tax Credit program.
United Rehabilitation Services held their 55th annual dinner and awards celebration. The following were recognized: Corinne Chabot, Hazleton Center Director, 25 year service award; Kevin Crouse, employee of the year, Wilkes-Barre facility; Christopher Spence, employee of the year, Hazleton facility; Alan J. Weidner, employee of the year Tunkhannock facility; Bear Metal Clean, employer of the year, Hazleton facility; Dawn Karoly, 10 year service award recipient; Pat Ward, United Way of Greater Hazleton, special service recognition award; Elaine Decker and Patricia Pollack, five year service awards; Erin Malaska, 10 year service award; Luz Viera, 15 year service award; Evelyn Ostrowsky, 20 year service award; Diane Kollar, 35 year service award and Arlington Industries, employer of the year, Wilkes-Barre facility.
Penn State Hazleton’s administration building will be renamed Pasco L. Schiavo Hall in recognition of Schiavo’s recent $1 million gift to create a scholarship endowment for campus students.
Berger Construction Co and Joseph Miorelli & Co received awards for safety after they operated for tens of thousands of hours without having workers miss time due to injury.
Mystic Power Yoga announced Amy Bicking and Sarah Cusatis as completing a 200-hour certified instructors course taken at Mystic.
Men’s Health magazine has recognized Citterio Fresco Prosciutto as part of its “125 Best Foods for Men” feature in the November issue.
The Greater Hazleton Area Civic Partnership Rails to Trails was the recipient of a $100 donation by the Hazleton Kiwanis Club. This assisted in funding for free bike helmets that are given to children at the annual Hike and Bike event in June.
Customers at Giant Food Stores and Martin’s Food Markets donated $511,407 at the checkout to help feed those in need during Hunger Action Month.
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