Local Chatter: Italian American Association meeting Jan. 15 at Genetti Hotel in Wilkes-Barre

Italian American Association meeting Jan. 15

WILKES-BARRE — The Italian American Association will be hold its next dinner meeting Friday at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center.

Arrival time is 6 p.m. with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Price is $30 per person and new members and guests are welcome.

For reservations or membership information, call Louise Castellani at 570-654-6454 or Judy Deice at 570-654-7600.

Avoca resident graduates from Clarion University

CLARION — Alex Pucilowski, Avoca, graduated from Clarion University Dec. 12 with a Finance BSBA degree.

Old Forge resident graduates from Misericordia University

DALLAS — Aubre Mary Mayorowski, Old Forge, participated in the Misericordia University winter commencement ceremony Dec. 20 and graduated with a degree in Nursing, BSN.

Exeter student makes dean’s list

ANNVILLE — Tanner Homa, Exeter, was recently named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Lebanon Valley College. Dean’s list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0.

A graduate of Wyoming Area High School, Homa is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education at The Valley.

Greater Pittston students named to dean’s list

DALLAS — The following Greater Pittston students at Misericordia University qualified for the dean’s list with a 3.55 grade point average or higher for the 2015 fall semester:

John Ameen, Pittston Township; John Bankus, Wyoming; Rachel Barnhart, Wyoming; Megan Bartuska, Dupont; Miranda Bellas, Dupont; Kyle Berlinski, Dupont; Mary Patricia Blaskiewicz, West Pittston; Nathanael Brague, West Wyoming; Corinne Breymeier, Old Forge; Amy Bunavage, Falls; Gaetano Buonsante, Exeter; Kristen Capitano, Pittston; Ashley Cesare, Old Forge; Bartholomew Chupka, Exeter; Brian Delaney, Yatesville; Juliana Denardi, Harding; Tianna Falcone, Pittston; Michael Harth, Pittston Township; Kelly Healey, Wyoming; Michael Hughes, Wyoming; Rebecca Johnson, West Wyoming; Hannah Johnston, West Pittston; Casey Kasisky, Falls; Olivia Katulka, West Wyoming; Michael Keaney, West Pittston; Kelly Keener, Pittston; David Koziel, Pittston; Jeffrey Kramer, Duryea; Kelly Lynch, Avoca; David Mallarkey, West Pittston; Alexa Malloy, West Wyoming; Sharon Matylewicz, Old Forge; Nicodemo Mazzone, Falls; Kallie Miller, Pittston; Todd Mitchell, Hughestown; Kristin Nardone, Exeter; Leanne Para, Pittston; Rachel Polacheck, Exeter; Shelby Rinaldi, Pittston; Stacey Romanczuk, Avoca; Sara Romanowski, Harding; Jamie Rosencrans, Duryea; Ashley Salerno, Old Forge; Brittany Smetana, West Wyoming; Danielle Spagnuolo, Wyoming; Caitlin Vitale, West Pittston; Lori White, Duryea; Kelci Yesnowski, Old Forge; Alyssa Zekoski, Harding.

Geisinger Wyoming Valley announces newborns

A girl was born to Jolene Gubitoso, of Pittston, on Dec. 15.

A girl was born to Sarah and Scott Mecca, of West Wyomin,g on Dec. 16.

Happy birthday

Dorothy Strubeck, Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Jan. 3

Jerry Fabian, Hughestown, celebrated a birthday on Jan. 4.

Leonard Sanguedolce, Pittston, celebrated a birthday on Jan. 5

Marie Griglock, Hughestown, will celebrate a birthday on Jan. 11

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