YMCA introduces a new sports frenzy
The Greater Scranton YMCA offers open gym sessions for anyone who wants to learn how to play pickle ball.
The game with a funny name combines the elements of badminton, table tennis and tennis. All skill levels are welcome Monday from 5 to 8 pm, Tuesday from noon to 3 pm and Thursday from noon to 3 pm and from 6 to 8 pm
Balls and rackets will be provided, no experience required and no pre-registration required. Members can check it out for free; Non-members must pay $10 per session.
For more information, call Brandon Whipple, Director of Health and Fitness at Y, at 570-828-3116.
Rehab gives free treatment
A drug and alcohol rehab facility in Carbondale does the best for vacation.
Just Believe Recovery Center offers 20 grants for therapy.
For those seeking treatment for drug and/or alcohol addiction, as well as those who additionally suffer from mental health conditions. Scholarships consist of medical detox and 30 day treatment; The winners will be responsible for their travel expenses to and from the treatment.
To be considered for an AA scholarship, applicants must meet eligibility requirements, including listing supporting documents. Failure to do so will result in the application being rejected.
Admissions officers will be in contact with applicants by phone to provide support as scholarship eligibility is determined.
The application deadline is December 31. For application instructions and more information, visit justbelieverecoverypa.com/gift-of-life-scholarships/.
A theater group presenting a radio play
Act Out Theater Group presents “It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play” on weekends starting December 12.
The production, directed by Dan Bateman, transforms the theatrical stage into a 1940s radio station to present this classic holiday tale. The play features 12 children and teens and follows George, Clarence, Mary, Zuzu, and other members of the Bedford Falls community.
It’s A Wonderful Life will take place on December 10-11 at 7:30 p.m. and December 12 at 2 p.m. at 150 E Grove St., Dunmore. Tickets, available online at www.actouttheatre.com, are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Act Out Theater Group is primarily a children’s workshop theater, although it also produces several productions for adults annually and offers a variety of classes in its Arts and Education Center.
Strollers are getting fun for the holidays
The Trulli Museum in Lackawana County is organizing a host of holiday activities planned this month.
The very popular “Santa on the Wagon” excursions are scheduled for December 11, 12, 18 and 19. Departure times for these flights are: 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 12:45 PM, 2 PM and 3 PM Reservations are required.
The 10-mile all-private trip travels to the Trolley Works building in PNC Field and back to the Trolley Museum, 300 Cliff St. , Scranton.
December 11 Children’s party will be from 11:30 am to 3 pm with arts and crafts, visit of Mrs. Claus, the witch and balloon art.
For more information and reservations, call the Trulli Museum at 570-963-6590.
Scholarship to help needy students
The generous gift of the legacy of a Lackawana County citizen with lifelong service in education will continue to help shape the minds of the next generation of faith-filled leaders in the Diocese of Scranton.
On October 28, the John P. and Ann Marie Martin Charitable Trust announced a $150,000 grant to create the John P. and Ann Marie Martin Scholarship. The diocese said the funding will be used each year to provide a need-based scholarship to a student or eligible students at a Scranton Catholic School diocese school.
“He never forgot his roots. He had anthracite coal dust in his blood,” said Thomas J.
John Martin was born and raised in Scranton. His educational work began as the director of athletics at Western Central Catholic High School and as the assistant superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Scranton from 1965 to 1967. He was a founding trustee of Luzerne County Community College and an associate professor and chaplain on the campus of the University of Misericordia.
In recognition of his decades of service in education, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey named him Honorary Founding Dean of the College of Health-Related Professions. He was also the Associate and Acting Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia.
Martin passed away in 2019. His ex-wife, Anne-Marie Gerrity, passed away in 2006.
His friend, Monsignor John Bendick, said, “John knew that the primary and secondary grade levels were the places to start to make sure that children had a unique experience.”
Scranton Diocese scholarship recipients will be selected on an annual basis under the supervision of the Diocese of Schools Director in accordance with the Diocesan Schools Educational Assistance Policies.
The announcement of this awarded scholarship comes at a time when the Diocese of Scranton has seen a 9% increase in enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. This gift will help retain and recruit additional students.
John Martin’s friends say this gift will keep his distinguished commitment to educational values alive.
“He was born and raised in a strong Catholic environment. He was loyal and committed to both the school we went to, the Catholic Central Church, and to sports in particular. “He was involved in all aspects of the school and there the whole time.”
Local Documents for Research Submission
Abstracts of the research of four residents of the Wright Center for Community Health were accepted for presentation at the 51st meeting of the Society for Critical Care Medicine in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in February.
will present Dr. Yamini Patel, “Retrospectively diagnosed recurrent intestinal angioedema after oropharyngeal angioedema,” and “Presentation of the dual problem of lung cancer: superior vena cava syndrome and cardiac tamponade.” Both summaries are based on case reports.
Dr. Shams Tasnim will present the scientific presentation, “A Case Report on Human Babesiosis in a Non-Endemic Area.”
Dr. Anshul Patel will share his summary, “Detecting Babesiosis in Cirrhosis: A Diagnostic Dilemma,” which is based on a case report.
Dr. Navarsh Sekhon will present, “Bleeding in Neurofibromatosis Using Anticoagulants in Neurofibromatosis Type I.” Depends on the case report.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine’s annual meeting is the largest critical care event. It brings together members of multi-professional teams to explore the latest in critical care.
In all, Wright Center for Medical Education’s resident physicians had 71 scholarly abstracts, written on a wide range of topics in medicine, accepted for presentation at professional conferences during the 2021-22 school year.