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Richard Petty to Serve as Grand Marshal for 400: “Win $43,000 if #43 Wins” Fan Promotion Announced - (07/23/2014)
--LONG POND, PA (July 23, 2014) – announced today NASCAR Hall of Famer and seven-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Richard Petty will serve as the Grand Marshal for the 400. The 400 will mark the 40th anniversary of Pocono Raceway’s inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, the Purolator 500, won by Petty on August 4, 1974. Additionally, will host a promotion where one lucky fan could win $43,000 if the No. 43 Richard Petty Motorsports entry, driven by Aric Almirola, wins the 400-miler at “The Tricky Triangle” on Sunday, August 3.
      “This race carries special meaning for me as I think back to the thrill of tasting victory at the inaugural race at Pocono back in 1974. I see no better way to celebrate this milestone moment than by celebrating both racing and bowling, another sport that is pure Americana,” said Richard Petty in today’s press release. “I am particularly excited to team up again with and the bowling industry. Bowling isn’t only just a lot of fun but it’s a great sport that, like racing, brings people together and can be enjoyed by people of all ages and from all walks of life.” Click here for more.

FREE EVENT Sandwich Generation Month – Appreciation Day Event Ice Cream Social at Allied Services - (07/23/2014)
      Sandwich Generation Month – Appreciation Day Event
      Ice Cream Social at Allied Services, 150 Mundy Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA
      July 30, 2014 from 3pm-7pm
      Sandwich Generation Month is the month of July 2014. During this month, Griswold Home Care will commemorate and celebrate the dedication, patience and caring of adults who are part of the Sandwich Generation—those caring for their children as well as their own aging parents.
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Pocono Raceway Solar Farm Reaches 15 Million Mark - (07/23/2014)
--LONG POND, PA (July 23, 2014) – Nearly four years to the day of the original dedication of Pocono Raceway’s solar farm, the total amount of energy produced by the 25-acre facility reached the 15,000,000 kilowatt hour (kWh) mark. “The Tricky Triangle’s” solar installation consists of 39,960 American-made photovoltaic modules (or solar panels) which will produce an estimated 72 Million (kWh) of energy over the next 20 years. The environmental attributes associated with the system will offset more than 3,104 Metric Tons of carbon dioxide annually and will generate enough power, beyond the power needs of Pocono Raceway, to provide the electricity needs for over 300 homes.
      “It is amazing to see the amount of energy produced by the solar farm in this short period of time,” said Pocono Raceway President/CEO Brandon Igdalsky. “To put the amount of energy produced into layman’s terms, the solar farm has saved over 1,215,000 gallons of fuel. This would equal 121, 500 trips from New York City or Philadelphia to Pocono Raceway in a vehicle, such as an RV, using 10 miles per gallon of gasoline.
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The Commonwealth Medical College to Host Gala - (07/22/2014)
--Scranton, PA – The Commonwealth Medical College (TCMC) will host its sixth annual Gala on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 5:30p.m. to 11:30p.m. at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Highway 315, Wilkes-Barre. Proceeds from the event will benefit TCMC’s student scholarship fund. At this year’s Gala, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania will be honored in a special tribute. The black-tie preferred event includes a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner followed by a Silent Auction and dancing to the music of “Which Doctor” and “Hoopla.” Tickets are $175 per person. To become a sponsor, purchase an ad, or reserve tickets, call the Development Office at 570.504.9650 or visit Click here for more.

Great News for Manufacturing Employers! - (07/21/2014)
--Great news for Manufacturing Employers! Are you looking for help to train your workforce that includes tuition assistance, up to $1,000 available for each employee, and high skilled training that leads to a credential. Allowable training activities must be connected to the career pathway leading to the following H-1B occupations that are either advanced degree engineering occupations or on the career pathway to these occupations:
      Click here for more.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Seeks Nominations for 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards: Local employers can be recognized for workplace wellness programs - (07/21/2014)
--July 16, 2014, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Employers that have implemented successful workplace wellness programs now have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts. In cooperation with seven regional Chambers of Commerce and the ChamberChoice program, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards Program.
      The winners of the prestigious annual awards will be honored by their local Chamber of Commerce later this year. Previous Healthy Workplace Awards winners can also be nominated for the Continuing Excellence Award, which recognizes a past award recipient that continues to pursue workplace wellness. Click here for more.

The Scranton Cultural Center, Lackawanna County Library System and Everhart Museum Join Forces to present “Summer of Science” at 2nd Annual Arts on the Square - (07/18/2014)
--Scranton, PA - July 18, 2014 – The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, the Lackawanna County Library System and the Everhart Museum will collaborate once again at Arts on the Square. This summer, the three organizations will present “Summer of Science: the Elements of Earth, Air, Fire and Water,” an interactive science experience for all ages. Patrons will engage in hands-on interactive science projects, art installation and lecture/demonstrations with science presenters. The event will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on July 26.
      The exhibit will showcase local professionals in science and environmental fields demonstrating the science of elements: earth, wind, fire and water. On behalf of the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Professor Nicholas Truncale of the University of Scranton will showcase his Physics expertise through interactive activities that focus on electricity. On behalf of the Lackawanna County Library System, Michelle Wheeler, a Sustainable Business Consultant working for Wheeler Excavating, will showcase her knowledge in sustainable energy through the power of wind. The Everhart Museum will feature the element of Earth, focusing on local rocks, minerals and fossils presented by geology expert, Sister M. de Montfort Babb, IHM. The Everhart Science Team will also present a demonstration on the element of water, highlighting the importance and power of sharks in nature. Click here for more.

“Suite” Slumber Party Package at the Host Inn - (07/18/2014)
      Accommodations in a Standard Suite 2 Large Pizzas (1 Free Topping for each) 2 - 2 Liter Sodas Complimentary movie from the movie library Popcorn and assorted candy Extras:
      Indoor swimming pool- exclusive pool access from 9-10pm Patio with BBQ grill Late check-out 2PM Free hot continental breakfast (up to 5 people per room) 10% off TGI Friday's Restrictions:
      1 Adult per room- Sleeps up to 5 people 48 Hour advance notice Note to Parents: Enjoy your staycation with no clean up and/or mess in your homes! Click here for more.

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