Around The Towns, May 26, 2019
Dunmore Matt Catanzaro, 20, of Blakely, a graphic design student at Marywood University, saw a long, tall, stockade-type fence at the Learning Commons as a blank canvas. Catanzaro led a project to paint a mural on the wood fence, as well as a second mural on a shorter masonry wall along exterior stairs at the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts. Several other students pitched in to help create the eye-catching murals. The fence mural, about 10 feet tall and 20 feet long, features a horse representing the university mascot, the Marywood Pacers, against the university name in gold letters. Finished only two weeks ago, the fence mural instantly became a popular backdrop for student photos. “It was just a blank fence,” Catanzaro said of the mascot mural. “We think we made something that is timeless.” The mural on the L-shaped masonry wall — completed first, about three weeks ago — contains the university motto of “Sanctitas Scientia Sanitas,” Latin for holiness, knowledge, health. The lettering is in the same style and color as the fence mural. Catanzaro, who also is pursuing minors in illustration, art history and philosophy, will be a senior in the next academic year. A member of the student government, he proposed the mural project as a way to add artwork on campus. He also received assistance from Marywood alumnus Ryan Hnat, the founder of Northeast Art Project, an organization that aims to create murals and street art in Northeast Pennsylvania. An official unveiling of the murals will be held during the university’s Alumni Weekend 2019, which starts Friday and ends June 2. — JIM LOCKWOOD email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5185; @jlockwoodTT on Twitter Honesdale The borough will unveil an electric vehicle charging station Tuesday. Borough council purchased the charging station, located at 640 Main St., according to borough Secretary Judith Poltanis. It will be incorporated into the Park and Shop Lot near the Fred R. Miller Pavilion. The ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m., and the public is invited, according to the borough. Council voted to buy the charging station in 2018 following a presentation that emphasized the need for an electric vehicle charging station, according to Poltanis. The borough applied for a state Department of Environmental Protection rebate for the project, which amounts to $13,631.70, according to Poltanis. — FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY flesnefsky@ timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5181; @flesnefskyTT on Twitter Mayfield The borough will hold its Memorial Day Parade on Monday. American Legion Post 610 will conduct the parade, with members meeting at the headquarters at 7 a.m., according to borough Secretary Phyllis Jaskowiec. They will proceed to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish cemetery in Jermyn to conduct military services at 8, Jaskowiec said. At 9, the parade will begin following services; the Legion Honor Guard will lead participants to both the Calvary and St. John’s cemeteries. Then, there will be a ceremony at Memorial Park on Lackawanna Avenue. Randolph Horhutz, a retired Navy commander and borough resident, will be the guest speaker, Jaskowiec said. Mayor Alexander Chelik will serve as the master of ceremonies. Transportation for veterans with disabilities will be provided, and other participants include the Lakeland High School Band, the Mayfield Lions Club, Mayfield Boys and Girls Baseball teams, Boy Scout Troop 87, the Mayfield Hose Company, Whitmore Hose Company, William Walker Hose Company and Ambulance Corps, and the Mayfield Police Department, Jaskowiec said. Participants are asked to be at the Legion headquarters by 8:45 a.m. to form a line to march. Refreshments will be provided at the Legion after closing ceremonies. — FRANK WILKES LESNEFSKY flesnefsky @timesshamrock.com; 570-348-9100 x5181; @flesnefskyTT on Twitter Olyphant A movie filmed in part at a borough consignment shop debuted this past week at the Cannes Film Festival in France. “Lillian,” which tells the story of a young woman living in New York who decides to return to her native Russia on foot, is inspired by Lillian Alling, who in 1927 walked across the United States, parts of Canada and Alaska, possibly making it to Siberia. The film stars Polish actress Patrycja Planik and is directed by Austrian filmmaker Andreas Horvath, both of whom spent time in Olyphant in 2016 filming scenes at Design 2 Consign Boutique on West Lackawanna Avenue. While there, they developed friendships with the store’s owner, Marissa Fabri, who has remained in touch with the actress and director since. “I was very grateful and I was humbled,” Fabri said of her store being included in the movie. Horvath and Planik “really had hearts of gold,” she said, calling them “very kind, generous and warm people.” Fabri said she was invited to attend the film’s debut at Cannes, but the last-minute timing of the invitation made the trip impossible. And while she’s yet to see the film, Horvath assured her she’d have an opportunity to do so at some point, she said. To see Planik and Horvath answer questions about the film, search “Q&A Lilian avec Andreas Horvath & Patrycja Planik” on YouTube. — JEFF HORVATH firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9141; @jhorvathTT on Twitter South Abington Twp. The Abington Business & Professional Association will host Designer Purse Bingo on June 23. Doors open at the Ramada by Wyndham, 820 Northern Blvd., at noon, and games begin at 2 p.m. Purses available for contestants to win include Michael Kors, Kate Spade, Coach and other brands. There will be 20 designer bag bingo games and three special games, plus basket raffles, 50/50, bingo specials, cash bar and concessions. Tickets cost $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Nyx and PS Bank in Clarks Summit or by contacting ABPA President Jessica Nemetz at 570-840-7058. Proceeds from the event help fund community projects and events hosted by the association, including the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. “Everything goes back to the community,” Nemetz said. — CLAYTON OVER email@example.com; 570-348-9100 x5363; @ClaytonOver on Twitter AROUND THE TOWNS appears each Sunday, spotlighting the people and events in your neighborhoods. 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