All Laurie McCoy of Clarks Summit wanted was for her mother, Barb McIlwee, to heal.
Barb had been diagnosed with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis, a disease which kills both of a person's kidneys, in November of 2010. To treat her condition, she had four hours of dialysis five days a week and needed a kidney transplant.
Laurie recalled the day she discovered that her blood did not match that of her mother, making her an unsuitable kidney donor.
Raeva Mulloth did not want to take after her mother, Sujata Nair-Mulloth.
Sujata is the founder of the Kala School of Indian Classical Dance, located in South Abington Township. Raeva recently completed her Arangetram, her maiden solo performance, that shows a dance student's devotion not just to the art form but also to her Guru who, in this case, was her mother.
"I actually didn't really want to dance because my mother was the teacher," Raeva said. "When I was seven or eight, all of my friends' parents pushed them to do it, so I thought maybe I should try it. I ended up liking it and continued."
Former University of Scranton professor and the recipient of multiple senior Fullbright awards, Jay Nathan, Ph.D., of Clarks Summit, recently endowed the professor Dr. Jay Nathan, Ph.D., scholarship at the university to provide financial assistance to graduate students enrolled in the Kania School of Management who are from Mongolia, Thailand, India, Poland or the Central Asian countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan or Uzbekistan. The first recipient of the award for 2012-2013 is Nathawut Suksomanat, a graduate student from Chonburi, Thailand.
If good health is a person's most valuable possession, the Friends of the Dalton Community Library are hoping that an event this weekend will help a person protect that investment.
The fourth annual Herb and Perennial Festival, sponsored by the Friends of the Dalton Community Library, will take place this Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Dalton Fire Hall, 109 S. Turnpike Road. Guest speaker Maureen Rogers of Herb World will present "Herbal Remedies for Every Day Mishaps" at 9:30 a.m.
Road of Yard Sales
The annual 2-mile whole road of yard sales will take place on Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. along North Turnpike Road from Dalton at the Dalton Pharmacy to LaPlume at the LaPlume Post Office where Turnpike Road meets Route 438. The Dalton United Methodist Church women will sponsor a food and drink tent during the event at 610 N. Turnpike Road. A bake sale sponsored by the Dalton and Factoryville United Methodist Churches' vacation Bible school will be located next to the food and drink tent. Call 563-1248 for more information.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS JUDGE
P. Timothy Kelly, cross-filed Alyce Hailstone Farrell, cross-filed James A. Gibbons, cross-filed Patricia G. Rieder, cross-filed Donna Davis Javitz, cross-filed
P. Timothy Kelly
I have been practicing law in Northeastern Pennsylvania in excess of 30 years. During that time, I have represented people from throughout Northeast Pennsylvania before the various Courts of Common Pleas in the counties that make up Northeast Pennsylvania and before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. As an attorney who has spent 30 years going into courtrooms and fighting for average citizens, I have a deep understanding and respect for the role of judges in our judicial system. A judge should be firm but fair to all parties involved but, above all, a judge must always follow the rules and the letter of the law. I have spent my entire career inside courtrooms before dozens of different judges. I know what a judge should be. My wide-ranging practice has included cases involving personal injury, workers' compensation, wills, estates, elder law, real estate transactions, and gas rights. I am certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate and as a Civil Pretrial Advocate. I have participated in the Trial Lawyers Care program, created by the American Association for Justice representing families of the victims of the 9/11 attacks free of charge before the Victim's Compensation Fund administered by the federal government.
Clarks Summit Borough will rock both inside and out this Friday evening, May 10, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., thanks to both the Second Friday Art Walk and the new Downtown Go Around.
One of the newest features of every second Friday in Clarks Summit will be a concert, featuring local student musicians, at the Clarks Summit Borough Building, 304 S. State St. The concert will run throughout the evening and feature performances from talents including Bad Answers, Terry and Nadiya, Master Fox, The Q Tones, Cocoa Lewis and PA'trick and The Babylon Boys.