LOCAL CHATTER


First Posted: 7/1/2013

Arturo Mejia, of Avoca, is interning during the summer at PricewaterhouseCoopers in New York.

He is a sophomore majoring in accounting and Spanish at King’s College.

Mejia volunteers with the College’s Hispanic Outreach program.

He is the son of Jose and Arsenia Mejia.

Borzell earns MS

Julianna Borzell M.S. of West Pittston earned a Masters of Science degree in School Counseling from the University of Scranton on May 25.

She earned a dual certification in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling and graduated with honors. She was inducted into the University of Scranton’s national honor society for graduate students, Chi Delta Rho in 2011 for recognition of scholastic and professional excellence.

She also maintains professional memberships with the American School Counselor Association and Pennsylvania School Counselor Association.

Julianna is a 2005 graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center and a 2009 graduate of Kutztown University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology.

She is the daughter of Jack and Mary Claire Borzell, West Pittston.

Dean’s List

Allison Golden of West Pittston, has been placed on the Gettysburg College Deans’ Commendation List for outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2013 semester.

Gettysburg College students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester’s work are placed on the list.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni.

Sem Lower School

announces honors

Dr. Claire Hornung, Dean of Wyoming Seminary Lower School, has announced the Greater Pittston area students named to the Academic High Honor Roll and Academic Honor Roll for the third trimester of the 2012-2013 academic year.

High Honor Roll: Grade 5, Logan McGowan, Pittston; Grade 6, Jessica Kilyanek, Hughestown; Grade 8, Dominick D’Alessandro, West Pittston; Reeya Lele, Pittston; Nicole Lukesh, Wyoming; Connor McGowan, Pittston; Katherine Romanowski, West Pittston; Alexis Sokach, West Pittston.

Honor Roll: Grade 6, Christina Kilyanek, Hughestown; Grade 7, Madeline Arthur, Wyoming.

Happy birthday

Happy belated birthday to Debbie Goldstein, of Duryea, who observed and celebrated her birthday on June 29, from her devoted family and trustworthy and loyal friends. From all her friends, she is the best supervisor we’ve ever had.

Happy birthday wishes go to Rose Rosiak, of Port Griffith, who is celebrating her 90th birthday today, July 7 and to Julie Pupa, of Pittston Township, celebrating on July 8.

Happy anniversary

Happy anniverary wishes go to Joe and Florence Para, of Inkerman, celebrating on July 9.

They’re brand new

Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces newborns.

A boy was born to Ruby Hernandez of Old Forge on June 15.

A boy was born to Keri Dixon and Andrew Croughn of West Pittston on June 21.

A boy was born to Kaitlyn Ricci and Christopher Rivera of Pittston June 23.

A girl was born to Angela Logatto and Joseph Gubitosi of Wyoming on June 23.

A girl was born to Heather Ely and Munier Snyder of Pittston on June 25.

A girl was born to Angel Denniston and John Saul of Pittston on June 29.

A boy was born to Ivy Meres and Jeremy Richardson of Pittston on June 29.

A boy was born to Amanda and Stephen Furedi of Pittston Township.

Chamber Day set

The Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce will have Chamber Day at Montage Meltdown Park, 1000 Montage Mountain Rd., July 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Members can purchase tickets for $10 that gives you access to all water attractions and several dry attractions. Discounted tickets must be purchased and paid for in advance through the Chamber by July 11.

To purchase tickets please call the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce at 655-1424 or email info@pittstonchamber.org.

Flea market

and ziti dinner

St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. Main St. Pittston will hold its 17th annual flea market and ziti dinner from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 4 in the church hall.

Along with the Ziti dinner, ethnic foods such as piggies, haluska, pirohi and hot dogs at the snack bar will be available to eat in or take out. Coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available. A bake sale and money raffle will be held. Plenty of parking is available.

Ziti dinner tickets will be sold at the door.

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