Thursday, April 16, 2009

Scranton Tea Party

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The Scranton Tea Party April 15, 2009 at Courthouse Square, Scranton, PA.
Pictures from the Tea Party can be found on Flickr.com. http://www.flickr.com/search/show/?q=Scranton+tea+party&w=89478539%40N00

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Celebrating 10 years
















Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women Celebrates 10 years

Scranton, PA: 10 years ago, several women came together to form the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women. The late Mary Dippre was the founding member according to Rose Ann Gaetano. Mary was the person that can be credited for bring back the republican women’s group in Lackawanna County.

The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women was name after the mother of former Governor William Scranton. “Mother would have loved it,” stated former governor William Scranton. “The work she and her women did was the joy of her life.” He thanked the group for honoring her.

The Margery Scranton Council has participated in many activities over the years. They participated in campaign activities for local, state and national candidates, conducted campaign workshops, honored women in the community and took part in several community service projects. One of the group’s signature event is to honor a women of achievement in March as part of Women’s History Month.

In the words of Rose Ann Gaetano, founding member “In politics if you want something said ask a man, if you want something done ask a women. Lets not forget the five W’s when women work we win.” She also made note that under republican leadership in county government there were more women heading departments than any time in Lackawanna County’s history.

The group is a member of Pennsylvania Federation of Republican Women and is also active in the National Federation of Republican Women's Organization.

The officers for the 2009-10 are:President - Barbara Davenport1st Vice President - Aida Velez2nd VP - Kelly Ann WalshCorresponding Secretary - Kim DeMatteo-MacDonaldRecording Secretary - Tanya CrewsTreasurer - Fran FrancisAssistant Treasurer - Michelle Mancuso
Picture: GOP WOMEN1. The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women of Lackawanna County “Celebrating 10 years”

Picture GOP WOMEN 5: Meeting with PA Federation of Women officers Left to right: Tanya Callaway Crews, Clarks Summit; Joyce Grant, Bradford County, President of PA Federation of Republican women; Ursula Fox, Bradford County, Officer PA Federation of Republican Women; Donna Baloga, Vice president Luzerne County Republican Women; and Mary Sapack, Luzerne County Republican Women.
Picture GOP WOMEN 4: Honoring outgoing president Karen L. Lilik, Clarks Summit; center, is Tanya Callaway Crews, Clarks Summit (Left) and Kim DeMatteo-MacDonald, Olyphant (right).
Picture GOP WOMEN 3: Members celebrating 10 years are left to right: Barbara Yanchek, Jermyn; Dorina and Cherie Amendola, Waverley; and Mary Ann Haas, Scranton.
Picture GOP WOMEN 2: Attending the 10th Anniversary Celebration of The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women. Seated left to right is Wanda Neyman, Clarks Summit; Ann Leone, Scranton; Joann Kulick, and Rosemary Napolitano both of Scranton.
Picture: GOP WOMEN1. The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women of Lackawanna County “Celebrating 10 years”
Front Row Seating: Joyce Grant, Bradford County, President of PA Federation of Republican women; Karen Lilik, Clarks Summit, outgoing president; Barbara Davenport, Dunmore, 2009-10 president; Ursula Fox, Bradford County, Officer PA Federation of Republican Women;
Back Row: Fran Francis, Olyphant, Treasurer; Kim DeMatteo-MacDonald, Olyphant, Corresponding Secretary; Tanya Callaway Crews, Clarks Summit, Recording Secretary and PA Federation State Officer; Kelly Ann Walsh, Scranton, Second Vice president; and Aida Velez, La Plume, first vice president. Absent from Photo is Michelle Mancuso, Dunmore, Assistant Treasurer.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Nora Jean Backus with the Jonas Brothers.


Jonas Brothers at Montage
By Nora Jean Backus

Moosic, PA---August 1, 2008 was one of the best days of my life not only did I get to see the Jonas Brothers in concert. I got to meet them Nick, Joe and Kevin. The concert was so amazing it was well spent money. I had so much fun! Nick made me cry my heart out, when he sang “A Little Bit Longer” and talked about life and stuff. I was not the only one believe me.


Nora Jean Backus, Scranton with the Jonas Brothers, recently at their concert in Moosic.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Fire At Historic Coney Island Texas Restaurant







Photo by Michael S. Taluto

FIRE AT HISTORIC CONEY ISLAND TEXAS RESTAURANT
Scranton, PA---Fire broke out on Thursday Evening at the historic Coney Island Restaurant in the 500 Block of Lackawanna Avenue in Scranton. The restaurant in under going restoration as part of the rebirth of the 500 Block of Lackawanna Avenue Project. Foot note: The City of Scranton and Coney Island Texas Lunch were served with an injunction Tuesday, preventing any further demolition of the building. Coney Island is a historic landmark in the City of Scranton.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

SENATOR BAKER HONORED

Publicity Photos by Michael S. Taluto

Photo: Seated left to tight: Joann Kulick, Scranton, Kelly Ann Walsh, Dickson City, Co-chairpersons; State Senator Lisa Baker, honoree and Barbara Davenport, Dunmore, Chairperson. Standing left to right: Karen Lilik, Clarks Summit, Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women President; Rosemary Napolitano, Scranton and Rose Ann Gaetano, Dunmore; committee members.

Senator Baker Honored

(Clarks Summit, PA): The Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women of
Lackawanna County recently held their 8th Annual Women’s History Month
Celebration at the Ramada Inn, Clarks Summit honoring State Senator Lisa Baker
(R-Luzerne).

Senator Baker was elected in 2006 to represent the 20th Senatorial District of
Pennsylvania. For additional information on Senator Baker:
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/.

“During the month of March each year, the Margery Scranton Council of Republican Women selects an outstanding republican women who represent outstanding achievement in the community, said Rose Ann Gaetano, long serving member. They honor the selected candidate’s achievement as part of Women’s History Month.

The committee consisted of Barbara Davenport, chairman; Kelly Ann Walsh, co-chairman; Joann Kulick, co-chairman, Karen Lilik, president; Rose Ann Gaetano, committee; Erica Bruckner, Rosemary Napolitano, Lynn Kokina, Sharon Tucker, and Dalida O’Malley, committee members.

Past honorees were Renee Amore, Dr. Linda Barrasse, State Representative Sandra Major, Mary Dippre, Toni Gilhooley, Linda Keene, Fran DeWitt and Judge Trish Corbett


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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Senator John McCain the Next President

Michael S. Taluto is supporting Senator John McCain for President. He will attending the Republican Convention starting Sept 1, 2008. Please go to www.Johnmccain.Com.





Picture from Johnmccain.com