Namedropper 3/24/2019

March 24, 2019 GMT

High notes

Barbara and Lou Nivert will be honored at the Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s fourth annual Community Matters event to celebrate and honor those who have helped both the organization and the community.

The Niverts are Central High School graduates who have been leaders in community involvement and charitable giving their entire lives. 

Together, the Niverts have supported the Jewish Family Service, Temple Israel of Scranton, B’nai B’rith, Jewish War Veterans, Elan Gardens, the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, the Scranton Red Cross, the Scranton Jewish Community Center, the Howard Gardner Multiple Intelligence Charter School and the Jewish Federation.

Barbara, who attended Penn State University and Marywood College, served as president of Jewish Family Service from 2011 to 2013.

Louis, the owner and president of local metal distribution firm Nivert Metal Supply, is a graduate of Keystone College and an Army veteran.

Jewish Family Service of Northeastern Pennsylvania has helped individuals and families in the region achieve well-being, health and stability for more than 100 years.

The annual Community Matters community recognition event is the organization’s major fundraiser and helps support JFS programs and services, including mental health services, financial assistance, case management, guardianship of person service, Mae S. Gelb Kosher Food Pantry and the Dental Care Center staffed by volunteers from the Scranton District Dental Society and Fortis Institute Dental Hygiene Program.

This year’s event will be held May 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Lackawanna Station hotel in downtown Scranton. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased online at www.jfsnepa.org. Sponsorship and ad book opportunities can be purchased online or by calling 570-344-1186.

Free hot jazz

Bill Carter, the First Presbyterian Church’s resident jazz pianist, and the Presbybop Sextet are performing a jazz concert April 7 at the church.

Carter is gathering a consort of musicians for an afternoon of the music of Herbie Hancock.

Trumpeter Jeff Stockham, Mike Carbone on sax, trombonist Andrew Williams, drummer Tyler Dempsey, and Joe Michaels on bass, will interpret the rich harmonies, funky rhythms and memorable melodies of Hancock’s tunes.

The event is part of the Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series, which receives support from the Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Program, a

Lackawanna County Arts & Cultural Grant and numerous individual donors.

The free event is open to the public with opportunities to leave a donation. The church is located at 300 School St., Clarks Summit. For details, contact 570-586-6306 or visit www.fpccs.org.

Super students

Stephanie Tilberry of Taylor, along with other student leaders, helped to organize the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine’s annual Rose-A-Palooza event.

Tilberry is the secretary of GCSOM’s chapter of the American Medical Women’s Association.

During Rose-A-Palooza students, faculty and staff purchase roses to send to someone they appreciate to promote healthy relationships.

The proceeds were donated to Women’s Resource Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania.