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Montage Announces Summer Events

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April 30th, 2016

Yoga on the Mountain Series with NearMe Yoga! 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Benefiting the Lackawanna Historical Society:   “You Yoga Here; You Should Do This!”  – Join us April 30 at 4pm for a gentle Yoga Class led by Chelsea Manganaro, coordinator of the NEPA Yoga festival and Nearme Yoga, followed by cocktails and food in the Bar at Slocum Hollow. $20 for Yoga & Game – $15 for Students  (Yoga will happen in the Lodge- All Levels Ages 13 and up.)   $10 for just Yoga, remember all of the proceeds go to LHS!

You Live Here, You Should Know This – Game Show 5:30 pm

Challenge yourself, challenge your friends!  The 6th annual Lackawanna County Historical Game Show will be held inside Slocum Hollow Bar & Restaurant. Everyone is welcome to attend, and tickets are on sale now!  The event is sponsored by the Lackawanna Historical Society and planned by local students from Valley View & Riverside High Schools.

Please call 570-344-3841 for more information or visit www.lackawannahistory.org

May 12th, 2016

Summer Job Fair

Join us for the summer job fair on Thursday, May 12th from 4PM-7PM in the Montage Mountain Lodge. Please call 1-855-Ski-Swim for more information.

Applications will be available to complete on site, and supervisors will be here to answer questions and provide information on open positions. Available positions include:

Servers, Bartenders, Line Cooks, Bussers, Greeters, Ticket Sellers, Lifeguards, Water Tech Crew, Zip Rider Attendants, Maintenance, Landscaping, Housekeeping, and more!

May 28th, 2016

Waterpark Opening Day

Opening Day of the Summer Season!

Operating Hours will be 12:00pm – 6:00pm until June 10th.

June 10th will begin our extended schedule from 11:00am – 7:00pm until August 29th!

 

Yoga on the Mountain! – with NearMe Yoga 10:00 am

Proceeds going to Ruth’s Place – Outside Weather permitting
Ruth’s Place, a program of Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania, is dedicated to providing shelter and case management services for women experiencing homelessness while honoring the dignity of each guest. Using evidence-based practices, the program provides safe, temporary and short-term emergency shelter for women experiencing homelessness in Luzerne County; coordinates and collaborates with other service providers and volunteers to assure the provision of services that address their basic physical, financial, health and spiritual needs; and assists sheltered guests to form and follow a permanent housing plan to quickly achieve stable, long term housing. Ruth’s Place is a faith-based program founded by the Methodist Urban Ministry in 2003. It operated as Ruth’s Place: House of Hope, Inc. from 2008 to 2013. In July of 2013 Ruth’s Place merged with Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania.

June 4th, 2016

NEPA Yoga Festival

The second annual NEPA Yoga Fest!  In addition to promoting an overall healthy lifestyle, the festival is focused on yoga. Yoga Fest will offer a diverse array of yoga instruction for every yogi – beginner to advanced level and is family friendly.

Purchase your advance tickets here.

Pay It Forward Weekend

Montage Mountain’s Pay It Forward Program is back! The program is about extending a hand when needed and the enrichment of our community!

This June 4th & 5th, not-for-profits in the surrounding area pre-sold discounted water park tickets to collectively enjoy a great day on the mountain!

June 5th, 2016

JDRF One Walk

Free to Participate in the Walk, $15 Waterpark Admission for Supporters!

Visit http://bit.ly/254blR4 to register & offer support!

Pay It Forward Weekend

Montage Mountain’s Pay It Forward Program is back! The program is about extending a hand when needed and the enrichment of our community!

This June 4th & 5th, not-for-profits in the surrounding area pre-sold discounted water park tickets to collectively enjoy a great day on the mountain!

June 7th, 2016

Senior Graduation Appreciation Celebration

A fun-filled day dedicated exclusively to graduating Seniors! Show a school ID or a report card and enjoy a private day at the waterpark for just $10!
List of exciting games and further details to come…stay tuned!

June 8th, 2016

Adult Swim Night 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The First of Our Most Popular Summer Evening Events is Back & even betterExperience the water park after dark, Adult Swim Night at Montage has moved to Wednesdays!

The $10 cover includes use of all water park attractions including the giant wave pool, water slides, and the lazy river.

There will also be great food and drink specials, live entertainment, contests, giveaways and more!

June 12th, 2016

Black Diamond Running Series: Mainline 5K

The first race of the three event Black Diamond Running Series. A 5k run mapped throughout the slopes of Montage Mountain. A challenging test of endurance, skill, and strategy. No Age Restrictions.

Registration: 7:30am
Race Start: 9:00am

June 15th, 2016

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

June 19th, 2016

Father’s Day

Kids, bring your Father’s for free on Father’s Day.

Dad’s ticket is free with the purchase of a regular priced general admission/under 48” admission ticket!

June 22nd, 2016

Adult Swim Night 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Our Most Popular Summer Evening Event is Back & Even Better!

The $10 cover includes use of all water park attractions including the giant wave pool, water slides, and the lazy river.

There will also be great food and drink specials, live entertainment, contests, giveaways and more!

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

June 29th, 2016

Princess & Pirate Day

Princess and Pirate Day is back! Kids wear a costume and get in to the Waterpark for the day for only $10!

Come join us for family fun featuring a costume parade, story time, arts and crafts, and much more!

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

July 5th, 2016

Scout Day

Discounted park admission for Scouts! Stayed tuned for updates.

July 6th, 2016

Adult Swim Night 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Our Most Popular Summer Evening Event is Back & Even Better!

The $10 cover includes use of all water park attractions including the giant wave pool, water slides, and the lazy river.

There will also be great food and drink specials, live entertainment, contests, giveaways and more!

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways, and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 12 pm-3 pm!

July 8th, 2016

Kid’s Swim Night 6:00 pm

The Adults get their night, so should the Kid’s!  Join us for “Kid’s Swim Night” at the waterpark! $10 gets you admission from 6pm-10pm, and tons of kid friendly fun at the waterpark (No cover for our season members!)  We’ll have entertainment, games in the fun zone, and more!  Parents get admission for free with a paid child admission.

July 10th, 2016

Black Diamond Running Series: Ironhorse 8k

You’ve skied here, you’ve swam here, now experience the mountain in a whole new way! Challenge yourself to run Northeast PA’s newest race series.

Run through the mountains terrain trails and through natural obstacles. Each month will increase in difficulty and there are no age restrictions!

A portion of all registrations will benefit a local charity. Registration at 7:30am   |   Race starts at 9:00am

July 20th, 2016

Adult Swim Night 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Our Most Popular Summer Evening Event is Back & Even Better!

The $10 cover includes use of all water park attractions including the giant wave pool, water slides, and the lazy river.

There will also be great food and drink specials, live entertainment, contests, giveaways and more!

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

July 27th, 2016

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

August 2nd, 2016

Little League & Softball Day

Experience Little League and Softball Day at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways, and entertainment for kids of all ages!

August 3rd, 2016

Adult Swim Night 7:00 pm

Experience the water park after dark, Adult Swim Night at Montage!  The $10 cover includes use of all water park attractions including the giant wave pool, water slides, and the lazy river. There will also be great food and drink specials, live entertainment, contests, giveaways and more!

August 7th, 2016

Wings at the Waterpark

Supporting the Boys & Girls Club

Over 20 different vendors will be competing for the Best Chicken Wing!

Come up, splash around in the waterpark, taste some wings, & make sure to cast your vote.

Black Diamond Running Series: Top of the Mountain 10k

You’ve skied here, you’ve swam here, now experience the mountain in a whole new way! Challenge yourself to run Northeast PA’s newest race series.

Run through the mountains terrain trails and through natural obstacles. Each month will increase in difficulty and there are no age restrictions!

August 17th, 2016

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

August 24th, 2016

Wet and Wild Waterpark Wednesdays

Experience Wet and Wild Wednesdays at Montage Mountain Waterpark!

Enjoy fun games, giveaways and entertainment with EJ the DJ every Wednesday from 11am-3pm!

August 26th, 2016

Kids Swim Night 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The Adults get their night, so should the Kid’s!  Join us for “Kid’s Swim Night” at the waterpark! $10 gets you admission from 6pm-10pm, and tons of kid friendly fun at the waterpark (No cover for our season members!)  We’ll have entertainment, games in the fun zone, and more!  Parents get admission for free with a paid child admission.

August 27th, 2016

Pay it Forward Weekend

Redeem your Pay It Forward Vouchers for a day at Our Waterpark!

August 28th, 2016

Pay It Forward Weekend

Redeem your Pay It Forward Vouchers for a day at Our Waterpark!

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Idle Hour Lanes and South Side Bowl Host Tournaments

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Idle Hour Lanes and South Side Bowl in Scranton are currently hosting two annual tournaments that draw 3,500 to 4,000 bowlers annually.  This is the 65th year for the Idle Hour event and the 35th year for the South Side event.  The field of competitors consists of many local bowlers, as well as thousands of bowlers and guests from all parts of PA, NY, NJ, DE, MD and CT.  Approximately 35 percent of the out-of-town participants spend one or two nights locally and often bowl in both centers’ events.  Family and friends frequently travel with the teams.  The Idle Hour Lanes Tourney was originally a men’s event sponsored and run by The Tribune, and a women’s event, which was sponsored by WDAU TV (currently WYOU).  First place prize for the team events are $6,000.00 (IHL) and $5,000.00 (SSB).  Doubles events’ first place prizes are $2500.00 (IHL) and $2,000.00 (SSB).

Visit http://www.idlehourlanes.com/ for more information.

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Personal Travel Assistant Position Available

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New Hire Reporting Seminar

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University of Scranton May Events

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May 1              noon. Book sale benefitting Friends of the Weinberg Memorial Library. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Call 570-941-7816 or email kym.fetsko@scranton.edu.

May 1 and May 6-8    2 p.m. Sunday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Performance: “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde, presented by The University of Scranton Players. Royal Theater, McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts. Fees vary. Call 570-941-4318 or email players@scranton.edu.

May 2              5:30 p.m. Schemel Forum with Friends of the Weinberg Library Collaborative Program: “Jay Parini: My Life as a Writer, in Poetry and Prose” presented by Jay Parini, writer and professor at Middlebury College. Book signing follows the lecture. Heritage Room, Weinberg Memorial Library. Free. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

May 2 through 13       Art Exhibit: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free during gallery hours. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

May 4              1 p.m. “16th Annual Celebration of Student Scholars.” Displays and presentations of undergraduate and graduate student research and other creative efforts. Atrium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-6353 or email tabbi.miller-scandle@scranton.edu.

May 5              7:30 p.m. Weinberg Judaic Studies Institute Lecture: “America, Iran, and the Middle East: An Assessment of the Current Situation” by Matthew Kroenig, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. PNC Auditorium, Loyola Science Center. Free. Call 570-941-7956 or email marc.shapiro@scranton.edu.

May 6              3 p.m. 8th Annual Festival of Nations. Dionne Campus Green. Free. Call 570-941-6226 or email res-life@scranton.edu.

May 6              6 p.m. Art Exhibit Reception: “The University of Scranton Student Exhibition.” Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall. Free. Call 570-941-4214 or email darlene.miller-lanning@scranton.edu.

May 7              7:30 a.m. Schemel Forum Bus Trip: The Allure of Bucks County: A “Must” Pennsylvania Destination. $70 reservation required. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

May 7              10 a.m. Campus Electronic Recycling and Document Shredding Event. Area residents can bring paper to shred as well as several items to recycle, ranging from cables to blenders to televisions. Linden Street at Monroe Avenue. Free. Call 570-941-7520 or email mark.murphy@scranton.edu.

May 7              7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “In Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Ensemble with guest soloist Eddie Barbash. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 11            7:30 p.m. Performance Music: “Pre-Commencement Concert” featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band, Singers, and String Orchestra. Houlihan-McLean Center. Free. Call 570-941-7624 or email music@scranton.edu.

May 13            noon. Schemel World Affairs Luncheon Series: “Shared Paths, Divergent Courses: Zionism and Palestinian Nationalism” presented by David Myers, Ph.D., Sady and Ludwig Kahn Professor of Jewish History, UCLA and Hussein Ibish, Ph.D., senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. McIlhenny Ballroom, The DeNaples Center. Registration required. Fees vary. Call 570-941-6206 or email emily.brees@scranton.edu.

May 28            10:45 a.m. Graduate Degree Commencement. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 28            4 p.m. Commencement Baccalaureate Mass. Byron Recreation Complex. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

May 29            noon Undergraduate Commencement Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. Call 570-941-7401 or email info@scranton.edu.

 

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Scranton Named 1953 All-America City

The National Municipal League and LOOK Salute the ALL-AMERICA CITIES

Eleven cities win awards for solving the problems haunting their homes and streets

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From LOOK Magazine: February 9, 1954

Is your city a good place to live in? Hundreds of American cities are not. They are being strangled by corruption, inefficient government, poor schools and crime. And paralyzing apathy among their students promises no improvement.

But hundreds of other cities are good places to live in today. Though these cities once had the same problems, they met them squarely.

This year, the National Municipal League and LOOK again honor 11 cities where energetic, purposeful and intelligent citizen efforts are adjudged to have achieved most noteworthy progress. The League, a citizens’ organization working for better government, and LOOK have named these municipalities the All-America Cities of 1953.

One hundred and fifteen cities were nominated for the All-America awards, and 22 finalists presented their cases to a jury which met in Richmond, Va., at the National Conference on Government.

The 11 award-winning cities were Canton, Ohio; Daytona Beach, Fla.; De Soto, Mo.; Flint, Mich.; Park Forest, Ill.; Peoria, Ill.; Petersburg, Va.; Port Angeles, Wash.; Richmond, Calif.; Scranton, Pa.; and Shreveport, La.

The runners-up were Corpus Christi, Texas; Fair Lawn, N.J.; Glendale, Calif.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Greenwich, Conn.; Hamilton, Ohio; Lawrence, Mass.; Norwich, Conn.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Rome, N.Y.; and Toledo, Ohio.

What earned the All-America cities their awards?

In some cases, it was their war on crime, vice, gambling and political corruption, Others were cited for their campaigns for better schools, homes and hospitals; adequate streets, utilities and public buildings. Still others won recognition for a successful fight on postwar unemployment and business decline. The winning cities had one thing in common: Their citizens did something about their own problems. Here is what they did.

SCRANTON, Pennsylvania. What happens to a large mining community when its main source of employment peters out? Scranton faced this problem after World War II when hard-coal veins, which, 25 years ago, supplied half the nation’s anthracite, were exhausted.

DOC065The shutdown of 29 mines meant the loss of 30,000 jobs in the Lackawanna Valley, Scranton’s metropolitan area. The jobless started moving. Scranton’s population declined from 140,000 in 1940 to 125,000 in 1950. Scranton seemed to be a dying city.

Reluctant to preside over a wake, a group of Scranton businessmen went to work on the problem. To the Chamber of Commerce fell the task of attracting new industry. Nonprofit corporations were formed within the Chamber to provide necessary financial support; citizen bond drives and campaigns for contributions were conducted.

A fund of more than $4 million was soon raised; the banks came through with additional millions in credit. The fund was used by the nonprofit companies to build new industrial plants. These were offered (At attractive rentals with an option to buy) to new industries.

Manufacturers were attracted by Scranton’s labor supply, low rentals and the chance to conserve their resources by not tying capital up in plants. Fifty-five new factories and 75 plant expansions have reduced the unemployed from 40,000 to 5,000—and, by spring, there may be a job for everybody. Scranton now is making everything from lingerie to electrical equipment.

The Scranton plan has inspired other communities in a similar fix. Soon, a number of cities suffering from industrial dislocations will be winning their own battles.

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A painted sign on the Chamber’s former location at 426 Mulberry Street in Scranton showcases Scranton’s designation as an All-America City in 1953.

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Parade for Pet Therapy

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Scranton Cultural Center Announces Free Open House for 2016 Summer Camp Program

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Penn Foster Announces Golf Classic

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