Locals help Habitate for Humanity in Alabama

June 27th, 2015 1:53 am

First Posted: 4/23/2013

Shannon Joyce, of Avoca and Caitlin Vitale, of West Pittston, were among 29 tudents and three chaperones from Misericordia University worked alongside dozens of volunteers to help build a Habitat for Humanity house during a spring break service trip to Mobile, Ala.



Navy Seaman Dominic N. Lussi, son of Linda and John Lussi, Pittston, graduated in March from basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. He is currently in A school in San Antonio.

He is a 2011 graduate of Pittston Area High School.


Happy birthday to Bob Ryzner Sr., of Duryea, who is celebrating a birthday today, April 28.

Happy birthday to Jenna Baron, Laflin who will celebrate her 22nd birthday on April 29. She will be graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in May.

Also Kevin Talipan of Pittston Township will celebrate his 10th birthday May 1.


Happy anniversary wishes go to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Skowronski of Avoca celebrating their 45th on April 27.


Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center announces the following babies have been born to Greater Pittston residents:

A girl was born to Brittany and Carlyle Robinson, of Wyoming, on April 7.

A boy was born to Ashley and Randy Lefkoski, of Exeter, on April 8.

A girl was born to Lisa Latona and Sean P. Steele, of Jenkins Twp., on April 12.

A girl was born to Leanne and James Robertson, of Avoca, on April 14.

A boy was born to Laurie and Eugene Pisano III, of Exeter, on April 16.



Deb Switzer of West Pittston is in the finals of a 60-plus talent contest at the Mohegan Sun Casino Grand Ballroom on May 1 from 6 p.m. to 10.

Celtic Health Care Kingston is putting on the event as a fund raiser for the ASPCA and Blue Chip. Tickets are $15 and that includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Switzer will sing a spiritual song by Michael W. Smith called “Above All.”

The top prize is $1,000. For more information call Kathy at 718-4568.



Chelsa Martin of Exeter was among the Misericordia University students and faculty who participated in Student Lobby Day in Harrisburg, sponsored by the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.

Misericordia University professors in the Government, Law and National Security Program attended the program with students in the Capitol Building.

They met with state Sen. Lisa Baker in the State Senate Chamber and also had meetings with state Representatives Mike Carroll and Karen Boback.