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College Grads

Lehigh University conferred 1,103 bachelor’s degrees, 402 master’s degrees and 59 doctoral degrees. Among them was Mathew Lucas of Taylor, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in bioengineering with highest honors.

Dean’s List

• Widener University Commonwealth Law School named Mary Grace Sempa of Old Forge, to its dean’s list for the spring semester.

• Wilkes University announced the dean’s list for the spring semester. Among them were Emily Banks of Taylor, Mia Barbieri of Avoca, Sabrina Brennan of Taylor, Joseph Champi of Dupont, Mariah Curtis of Duryea, Dominique DelPriore of Dupont, Jordan Fritz of Avoca, Elyse Guziewicz of Duryea, Thomas Kivak of Dupont, Kyle Kraemer of Old Forge, Steven Lee of Duryea, Brianna Mazzaccaro of Duryea, Thomas Nawrocki of Moosic, Dominique Quaglia of Duryea, Coletta Rempe of Moosic, Joseph Rutledge of Old Forge, John Segilia of Moosic, Erica Stolan of Old Forge, Brian Tyler of Old Forge, Danielle Vols of Old Forge, Danielle Zydko of Duryea and David Zydko of Duryea.

Road to Recovery

For people being treated for cancer, getting to their scheduled treatment can be one of their greatest concerns. To ensure patients get to the critical care they need, the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program can help provide free transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer and who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves.

“We are grateful to ALL of our Road To Recovery volunteers who assist us, but we need more volunteer drivers to help us with this program,” said Jennifer Washney, program manager for mission delivery.

Some cancer patients don’t own a vehicle, can’t afford the extra gasoline, or don’t have access to public transportation. Other patients may be unable to drive or have no family members or friends who are able to provide regular assistance with transportation.

The Road To Recovery program is in need of volunteer drivers across the area, including Lackawanna county. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so patients can receive the lifesaving treatments they need. Drivers also provide encouragement and a listening ear.

You must have a valid driver’s license, a safe and reliable vehicle, automobile insurance, have a good driving history, clear background check and know how to access to a computer or iPad. The schedule is flexible, drivers can volunteer a few hours a week, a few hours a month or help seasonally.

Volunteer coordinators are also needed to help schedule the requested rides. Coordinators can work from home.

For information, call (800) 227-2345, or visit

Strawberry Social

The Stewart Memorial United Methodist Church, 174 N. Main St. in Old Forge, will hold its annual strawberry social on Saturday, June 30, noon to 4 p.m. in the church community room. Menu includes strawberry shortcake, sundaes, hot dogs, lemonade and homemade strawberry pies.

Reunion Planned

Lakeland High School Class of 1968 will hold a 50th anniversary reunion on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Rossi’s Ristorante in Archbald. For additional information, interested class members can email

Bike Safety Fair

On Saturday, June 23, the Lackawanna County Commissioners will host the sixth annual bike safety fair and helmet giveaway at McDade Park, Scranton, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three hundred helmets will be given away free-of-charge to the youngsters who attend. Bike safety talks will be given by local police officials. For further information, contact The Commissioners Office, at 570-963-6750.