Moosic resident John Rubino was awarded Penn State Hotel & Restaurant Society’s Alumni Achievement Award.
Rubino, a Dunmore native, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in hotel, restaurant and institutional management from Penn State’s School of Hospitality Management and has over 35 years of experience in the hotel industry.
Rubino serves as the executive vice president of Crossroads Hospitality, Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ select service and extended stay division.
The award is giving to alumni who demonstrate consistent career progression and leadership in their job within the hospitality industry.
He is an adjunct faculty cember in travel and tourism at Penn State, instructing students in dining room management and front office management. He has also authored course books in hotel management for national educational organizations.
Rubino has participated in and held seats on many councils and boards throughout the industry including: Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ Affordable Care Act Committee; chairman of General Manager Advisory Council; committee member of Interstate’s General Manager on-boarding program; editor of “Eye on Service” newsletter; and former president of Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau.
Local Girl Scouts helped the Greene-Dreher Historical Society during a flag presentation ceremony at the society’s annual open house and ice cream social.
The Daisies from Troop 50749, including: Olivia Jones, Fiona Shanaberger, Kady Hanor, Adeena Chapman, Jacqui Stender, Sydney Fulton, Elizabeth Smith, Sierra Pedone, Tia Adams, McKenna Hanor, Megan Houston, Cassidy Hieber and McKayla Seagraves, raised both the United States of America and Pennsylvania’s flags along with host, Don Borkey, a national representative of the Patriotic Order Sons of America.
The society’s Peggy Bancroft Hall and Museum was built in 1904 by the Patriotic Order Sons of America of South Sterling, Washington Camp 422, to serve as its meeting hall.
The open house also featured John Hechler, a former deputy waterways conservation officer with the state Boat and Fish Commission, who presented “The Bear Facts” about the Pennsylvania black bear and their habits, the society said.
The historical society will hold another open house, “Jammin’ Jelly,” on Saturday, Oct. 13, which will feature bluegrass jam sessions, book-signings by local authors and a homemade jam and jelly sale. All events are free and open to the public.
For more details on the society and upcoming events, visit greenedreherhs.org or the group’s Facebook page.
Double “R” Twirlettes including: Hailey Rocco, Rylee Sherrer, Dana Ophoff, Kali Mercatili, Gianna Strackbein, Eva Schuler, Hannah Rocco, Noelle Hunter, Kristen Griffiths, Rachelle Watts, Kacey Bloxham, Alexandra Taffera, Mckenzie Flynn, Autumn Major, Virginia Miller, Jocelyn Bringhurst, Jordan Gioup, Lindsey Kausmeyer, Lindsay Griffiths, Meghan Murray and Madison Waltz performed in the Little League World Series Grand Slam Parade. The parade is the start of the Little League Baseball World Series held in Williamsport. It featured the twirlers alongside national, regional and local performance groups and the 16 teams competing in the championship. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y. Mercatili. For more details or to register for classes, contact 570-489-1935, visit doublertwirl.com or the group’s Facebook page.