Sunday Magazine

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Check out Sunday Magazine every Sunday morning, where we shine a spotlight on local issues, events, organizations and groups! Reach out to be featured or learn more!

Special thanks to our partners at WBRE who help us to share Veteran’s segments: 

with Nick Toma

Visit all segments for Veteran’s Voices here.

Check out Veteran’s Views with Judge Munley here. Veterans and their families can call in and ask the Judge questions.


We start the show learning about all the various programs and events going on at the Greater Scranton YMCA with Meghan Carnevale, particularly various youth programs. The YMCA is a nonprofit entity that serves it’s community through a variety of platforms. Learn more at

Then correspondent Kim Sawyer hears how important pet insurance can be…and how it can save pet owners big in the long run. She’s joined by Dr. Finn Hunter and Metlife Pet Insurance head Brian Jorgensen. Check out all they have to offer at

Finally it’s time to to Give A Fork…with Fork Over Love! Mike Duffy welcomes Fork Over Love members Ruth Corcoran and Lindsay Griffin to talk about the importance of their local nonprofit – which provides free meals to those in need via the help of area restaurants. They are holding a special Restaurant Week Fundraiser starting October 8th, where you can help the nonprofit just by dining out at your favorite place! Learn more at


Correspondent Kim Sawyer learns about the newest advancements in AI within the eyewear community. Zenni CTO David Ting explains how advancements in AI can help consumers with everything from making a virtual eye appointment to even getting an emergency pair of glasses in the same day! Learn more at

Then Marcy learns about all the various programs and events going on at the Greater Scranton YMCA with Meghan Carnevale, particularly various youth programs. The YMCA is a nonprofit entity that serves it’s community through a variety of platforms. Learn more at

Finally Nancy Derwin discusses the SPCA of Luzerne County and its upcoming Walk for the Animals Fundraiser taking place on September 30th at Frances Slocum State Park. The shelter – a local nonprofit – can hold roughly 300 animals and provides several programs and services within the community. Learn more at

Elizabeth Pantano joins Marcy to talk about a free Senior Resource Fair being held by the Caring Hearts of Wyoming Valley on September 26th at Mohegan Sun. The event runs from 10am – 2pm and includes over 30 vendors, activities, prizes and more – as well as valuable information and resources that cover everything from health and government agencies to pharmacies, insurance and more! Learn more by visiting the Caring Hearts of Wyoming Valley on Facebook.

Then the US Census Bureau released a new report this week on poverty levels in the US from 2022, Marcy shares details of the finding from from ABC News Reports.

Next, Michaela and Ahmad from the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce discuss this year’s Young Professionals Awards coming up September 21st. The ceremony highlight up and coming professionals from throughout the region over 12 categories, such as Cultural Champion of the year, Educator of the Year, STEAM Professional of the year, Volunteer of the year and more.

Finally Maggie Mehall joins the show to support a fundraiser for the Baby & Children’s Pantry of the Saint Joseph’s Center during national Diaper Week. A Happy Hour Fundraiser will be held at Glen Oak Country Club September 28th. Attendees are asked to bring a box of diapers or wipes, as well as new or gently used children’s items to donate for the pantry. It’s one of 11 National Diaper Registries and benefits area families in need,

Elizabeth Pantano joins Marcy to talk about a free Senior Resource Fair being held by the Caring Hearts of Wyoming Valley on September 26th at Mohegan Sun. The event runs from 10am – 2pm and includes over 30 vendors, activities, prizes and more – as well as valuable information and resources that cover everything from health and government agencies to pharmacies, insurance and more! Learn more by visiting the Caring Hearts of Wyoming Valley on Facebook.

Then, Frankie Warren celebrates Grandparents Day with Hourigan, Kluger & Quinn Attorney Kevin Quinn. They discuss ways to spend time and celebrate the grandparents in your lives. Visit for more info.

WBRE TV’s Nick Toma bring another episode of Veterans Voices to Sunday Magazine – this time covering the importance of the Valhalla Food Pantry in Scranton! Every Friday the pantry open to provide area veterans with breads, produce and more. The pantry is a part of Bread Basket of NEPA, and is currently looking to expand into Carbondale! Learn more about the pantry and Veterans Voices here.

Then Marcy welcomes Pam, Mike and Ashley Elliott to talk about the importance of Suicide Awareness, Mental Health and Substance Abuse. For the fourth year the family is hosting the TJ Long Memorial Scholarship & Suicide Awareness Benefit in honor of their son. The event will take place at Plains Pub on Sunday, September 10 starting at 3pm. Proceeds from the benefit fund a scholarship endowment at Luzerne County Community College.

Lastly Frankie Warren learns about Beers 4 Books  – an event hosted by the Wyoming Free Library on September 12th inside Sabatinis. This is an annual fundraiser for the library to help with the continuation of several community programs.


The annual Osterhout Free Library Gala and Auction is coming up September 8, and Michelle Riley is telling us all about it! The Director of Development and Community Relations said this year’s theme is a great match to all the technological advances the library has overcome in its years of service, with proceeds benefitting the continuation of community programming across al fields.

Then, Frankie is joined by Amanda Marchegiani of the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute to discuss this year’s Survivors Day events: September 23rd at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre and September 30th at McDade Park in Scranton. The events are free to attend, with anyone affected in anyway by cancer invited to attend and participate in the Circle of Survivors.

Its the return of the Pittston Tomato Festival! Sarah Donahue returns to discuss the hisotry of the event, its 40th year, as well as well as several special events going on during the festival. The Pittston Tomato Festival concludes at 8pm Sunday.

Amy Bezek joins Marcy to discuss the Street Art Society of NEPA. It’s mission is to improve the aesthetic, cultural, and investment value of communities in Northeastern Pennsylvania by initiating and coordinating the completion of public artworks within those communities. Bezek, a board member or the nonprofit, talks about several completed murals across the region as well as the groups future plans and phases across the area.

Then WBRE-TV’s Nick Toma shares an episode of Veteran’s Voices, where a local veteran teaches area youth how to fish.  Edward Kochanski teaches a class how to fly fish in the Hanover Area High School. Learn more about Veterans Voices here

Shelby tells Marcy about the Diamond City Partnership and its efforts to grow the economy of Downtown Wilkes-Barre through its various businesses. The Partnership holds numerous events throughout the year, such as its annual Downtown Discoveries Kids Fest, which hits Public Square August 26th!. Learn more here

Then Alex joins Marcy to discuss this year’s Scranton 4 Ukraine 5k and 1 mile walk taking place August 19th at the Lackawanna Heritage Trail. The event raises money for Ukrainian refugees, and proceeds get sent to nonprofit Life 4 Ukraine to provide humanitarian and financial support towards those efforts. Learn more or register for the event by visiting

JULY 2023

Dr Nancie Fitch of MedExpress Wilkes-Barre explains the dangers of the heat wave that’s been spreading across the region this summer. She explains signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses and who is most vulnerable during this time.

Then correspondent Kim Sawyer learns about the newest advancements in AI within the eyewear community. Zenni CTO David Ting explains how advancements in AI can help consumers with everything from making a virtual eye appointment to even getting an emergency pair of glasses in the same day! Learn more at

It has been one HOT summer, and Dr. Nancie Fitch of MedExpress in Wilkes-Barre tells Marcy about the dangers of heat-related illnesses, and how to stay cool for the summer!

Then WBRE-TV’s Nick Toma tells listeners about a new proposed housing unit for area vets in this episode of Veteran’s Voices. Learn more here

Finally, chicken wing lovers better mark their calendars for July 29th, because the Swoyersville Wing Fling gets underway at Roosevelt Field! Jeff Lewis joins Frankie to tell us all about it!

Shelby tells Marcy about the Diamond City Partnership and its efforts to grow the economy of Downtown Wilkes-Barre through its various businesses. The Partnership holds numerous events throughout the year, such as its annual Sunsets on South Main Series, which returns to Midtown Village Thursday July 20th. Learn more here

Then Nate, Kelly and Tanya talk about the Youth Enrichment Project (Y.E.P) and its mission to fund extracurricular activities for children. The nonprofit works through sponsors and community events – like the free community Pool Party at the Kingston Pool Saturday, July 22nd. Learn more here

NEPA’s Summer in the City Committee Member Olivia Sekel joins Marcy to discuss this year’s Day Downtown, taking place at the Stephenson Street Park in Duryea July 29th. The group is composed of high school students who fundraise through various events, with proceeds benefitting a unique cause each year. This year proceeds will benefit the Food Dignity Movement, which assists marginalized groups and families struggling financially gain access to reliable food options. Learn more about the event and the its beneficiaries by visiting Summer in the City on Facebook.

Then Kara from Chacko’s Family Bowling Center stops by to discuss the annual Mary Beth Chacko Memorial Golf Tournament taking place July 15th at the Irem Country Club. Proceeds the event aid Power for Paige, a young family member diagnosed with a variation in her GRIA3 gene, affecting her development. With the help of her family and the community at large Paige has made tremendous progress over the past year in all areas. You can learn more about the event and Paige by visiting Power for Paige on Facebook or

Carol Sweeney from the Back Mountain Memorial Library joins Marcy on the show to discuss the 77th Library auction, running July 6-9. The annual event is the library’s largest fundraiser, and proceeds go back into programming and renovations to the community staple. This year’s theme is “Keep on Rolling, led by chairpersons Jon Meyer and Renie Workman of WNEP-TV. There will be an auction, vendors, children’s activities, book tents, food, entertainment and much more. A new addition this year includes a free shuttle service to take attendees from parking at the Country Club Shopping Center to the event. Get all the details by visiting

JUNE 2023

It’s time for the annual Osterhout Library Book Tent Sale! It runs through June 17th at on Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre. Michelle Riley, the Library’s Direct of Community Development, discusses everything offered at the sale and the various programs that proceeds from the event will fund. Learn more at

Then Rachel Dunn from the Meadow Nursing and Rehabilitation joins Marcy to talk about their annual Market on the Pond Fundraiser coming up June 17th and how it benefits not only residents of the Meadows, but the community overall. Check it out at

MedExpress Wilkes-Barre Dr. Nancie Fitch dishes on why the Wyoming Valley ranks as one of the worst places for allergies in the country! She talks about types of allergies, remedies and when you should seek out more than over-the-counter care.

Then, Meghan and Michaela from the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce Light Up the Valley June 15th on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square! The free, community event will be held right after Sunset’s on South Main and feature live entertainment, food, games and more! The chamber will also be honoring members of the community through a new Change Makers award! Learn more at

MAY 2023

It’s time for the Ruth’s Place annual Walk for Hope, and Crystal tells Marcy and listeners all about it! Ruth’s Place is the only women’s homeless shelter in Northeast PA that also offers overnight and wrap-around services to roughly 20 women at any given time. A part of the Volunteers of America, the shelter also works well alongside their Give Hope Program, which acts as an outreach center for area homeless.

The Walk for Hope will take place June 3rd on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square, having participants walk through the downtown and stop at various services and organizations the women at the shelter may utilize on a daily or weekly basis. There will also be food, games, raffles and more. Learn more by visiting Ruth’s Place on Facebook.

Amanda joins Marcy on this week’s episode to talk about the topic of adoption in Pennsylvania. She discusses Adoptions from the Heart, a nonprofit agency that offers wrap-around services for birth parents while also walking families through the process of adoption, as well as other options. Services through the organization are free of charge for birth parents. She also shares several methods of adoptions, as well as local and statewide statistics. Learn more at

Marcy is joined by Fishing for a Cause founder George to talk about the area nonprofit, as well as a cornhole fundraiser taking place May 20th at the Breslau Fire Hall. Learn more at

Then, MedExpress Doctor Jessica Fitch talks about the our area is one of the top locations in the US for seasonal allergies. She discusses what allergies are, what causes them and how they can be treated. Learn more by visiting the CDC website.

Correspondent Kim Sawyer open the show with United Way Pennsylvania President Kristen Rotz and United for ALICE Director Stephanie Hoopes to discuss poverty levels across the state, and how its affecting households throughout the area. United for Alice is a national study of financial hardship and stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Learn more at

Frankie is joined by students from Good Shepard Academy to discuss their production of Shrek Jr this weekend. The students talk about the show in general, their roles and aspirations. Shrek Jr kicks off at 2pm Sunday at the school in Kingston.

APRIL 2023

Marcy learns about the Jenkins Township – Yatesville Borough Crime Watch 5K fundraiser going on May13 at the Pittston Area High School. Crime Watch member Wendy and Officer Schultz join her to discuss the role the crime watch plays in protecting the community and how it benefits the police department through fundraising for new equipment, trainings and more. You can learn more and sign up for the event by going to

#570Day is right around the corner and Wilkes-Barre Rotary members Ahmad and Megan stop by to give us all the details on this year’s event! Make sure to post what YOU love about NEPA using #570Day to Facebook & Instagram on May 7th!

Marcy opens the show with Megan and Ahmad from the Wilkes-Barre Rotary to discuss this years #570Day coming up May 7th. The event is meant to shine a spotlight on all things local – from businesses and organizations to the environment and people! Use #570Day on Facebook and Instagram May 7th to show your love for NEPA!

Then WBRE-TV’s Nick Toma brings us Veterans Voices. Nick traveled to Berwick and took us back in time to WW2 at the Stuart Tank Memorial Museum. Learn more about the tank – and Veterans Voices – here

Finally Marcy is joined by Carolyn and Noor from Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA to share details about this year’s Bowl For Kids Sake, coming up April 29th at Chacko’s Bowling in Wilkes-Barre. Get more info at

Frankie opens the show with Johnyne and Michelle from Leadership Northeast group Snack Pack. The group is raising money to help fill backpacks full of health foods for children who are scholarship recipients of the JCC Day Camp. The goal of the group is to assist with food insecurity for area children during the summer months. Group Snack Pack is having a Backpack, Blues and Rock & Roll fundraiser on April 29th at the River Street Jazz Cafe.

The Marcy learns about the Northwest Running Rangers and their Distance Medley Race fundraiser on April 22nd at the Susquehanna Warrior Trail from coach Gareth Henderson. The group helps train Northwest students from grades 5-7 through running and practicing a healthy lifestyle. Learn more or sign up by visiting the Northwest Area Cross Country Facebook or Instagram pages.

Lastly Frankie is joined by Michelle Newberry of the Family Service Association of NEPA to talk about their annual Spring Fling and online auction at the FM Kirby Center April 20th. FSA NEPA provides a variety of services through Northeast and Central Pennsylvania, including the 211 HelpLine.

It’s time for the annual Big Brothers / Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, and Carolyn and Noor join Marcy to discuss the massive fundraiser and organization. This year’s theme is the 80’s – since the event began in 1983 –  and the first time Bowl for Kids Sake has taken place since the start of the pandemic.

The event will be held at Chacko’s Family Bowling in Wilkes-Barre on April 29th, as well as Skylanes in East Stroudsburg and Faxon Bowling in Williamsport on April 15th. You can register online at

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA pairs adult mentors to at-risk youth in the area. Currently over 200 area children are awaiting a match for a mentor or “Big”.

Frankie opens the show with Attorney Nicole Santo from HKQ Law to talk about being safe during the Easter holiday…particuarily around eggs.

The Marcy welcomes Susan Magnotta and Ruth Corcoran from Junior Achievement of NEPA to discuss their upcoming JA Inspire Career Exploration event on April 18th at Mohegan Sun Pocono Conference Center. The nonprofits aims to teach students about various skills and career options so that both they and the area can have a growing and healthy economic future. Learn more at

MARCH 2023

Marcy is joined by Gareth Henderson of the Northwest Area Running Rangers to talk about this year’s Distance Medley Race Fundraiser Coming up April 22nd. The event takes place on the Susquehanna Warrior Trail in Shickshinny. Registration starts at 7am, with one the mile and 5k going off at 8am and the 10k and half marathon at 9am. Cost is $45 per event now through April 20th. Sign up at or check out Northwest Area Cross Country on Facebook and Instagram. Then Frankie Warren talks to Nina Zanon, Executive Director at the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association about this year’s Blue & Gold Gala and Silent Auction coming up March 31st at the Woodlands. Check out to learn more.

Marcy is joined by Michelle Riley, the Director of Development at the Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre, to talk about the upcoming All Fore Books Mini Golf Classic fundraiser taking place from 10-2 on Sunday, March 26th inside the library. That’s right – you get a chance to golf THROUGH the library itself for a great cause! Proceeds from the event benefit the Osterhout’s Children’s programming, which helps bring literacy and educational programs for kids into the community! There’s also a special Hole-in-One challenge as well! You can get tickets for this family-friendly event in advance or at the door day-of. Adults are $10 and kids are $5. Learn more by going here.

Marcy learns about the annual “All Fore Books” mini golf fundraiser for the Osterhout Free Library! Joining her to discuss the event is library Director of Development, Michelle Riley. Patrons are able to golf through the library itself . For more information visit the Oosterhout website at  Kara Hart joins Marcy to talk about Power for Page in honor of GRI awareness month. You can learn more about the disorder, Paige’s Progress and the fundraiser at Power for Paige on Facebook.

Week of 3/12/23: Nick Toma talks to Dave Ragan of Veterans Promise in Dickson City.

Frankie Warren is joined by Elaine Walker of the American Heart Association and the Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton to talk about the importance of CPR, especially after pro football player Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a game. Walker said public interest in learning how to perform CPR has increased following the event. The two also discussed available CPR training and its importance coming off February’s Heart Health Month. To learn more call the American Heart Association. Then Frankie talked to Amanda Marchegiani from the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute about Casual Day, which is March 30th.  Its the 20th anniversary of the educational awareness campaign. Supporters can purchase a casual day shirt or socks to raise awareness about colorectal cancer. The area high a high rate of colorectal cancer compared to the rest of the country, so its important to get screened. Deadline to purchase is March 15th. To learn more or order visit

Then WBRE-TV’s Nick Toma shares this week’s episode of “Veteran’s Voices”, where he spoke with Dave Ragan of Veterans Promise in Dickson City. To learn more about the feature or to view past segments, click here

Keith and John join Marcy on the show to talk about the upcoming Rock n Radio Bowl taking place March 26th, where a portion of proceeds benefit Foundation 58. Keith is the co-founder of Foundation 58, an area nonprofit that aids first responders battling medical conditions such as cancer and PTSD. He discusses the history of the foundation and why it was created, as well as how the event can helps area first responders in need. John was originally a grant recipient of the foundation and has since become a board member of the nonprofit. You can get more information on Foundation 58 at


If you’ve spent any time in Northeastern Pennsylvania then you know its residents  get pretty serious about St. Patrick’s Day. What you may not expect is that those huge community parades do more than just serve than those who aim to celebrate! Joining Marcy is Sarah Donahue, co-chair of the Pittston City Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Donahue discusses how the city is paying homage to the parade’s 10 year anniversary on March 4th, trials and tribulations, a rundown of the day’s events, special additions and more. The city is also still accepting applicants to walk in the parade as well!

Marcy is first joined by cardiothoracic surgeon, professor and author of “Heart Attack” Truth, Tragedy and Triumph” Dr. William Cooper to talk about heart health for National Heart Month. Dr. Cooper discusses misconceptions, staying healthy, habits and more that all contribute to heart health – or heart hurt! Later in the episode we welcome Megan Gagorik from the local American Heart Association, and she speaks on women’s heart health in particular and several area campaigns that will be occurring throughout the month to raise funds and awareness – including the Cherish Your Heartbeat campaign to tie in with the theme of “Be the Beat”. You can learn more at

February is American Heart Month, and Marcy is joined by one of the area’s top heart health experts to learn about types of heart problems, risk factors, treatments and more! Dr. George Ruiz is a Cardiology Chair and heart failure specialist at Geisinger Medical Center. He explains the difference between heart disease and a heart attack, risk factors and warning signs, innovative treatments and thing we should all be doing to strengthen our heart health. 

Marcy learns about a new initiative called Coffee Inclusive from NEPA Inclusive Quality Assurance Manager Tom Carlucci. NEPA Inclusive is an organization that assists individuals with developmental disabilities through various means, including finding jobs and housing, programs, skills training and more. Coffee Inclusive is an offset of the organization that would allow NEPA Inclusive clients the chance to gain skills and work within the coffee shop and baristas, servers, cooks and more! The location is set to open in March. To learn more about either initiative visit Then Frankie welcomes Family Service Association of NEPA PA 211 Helpline Director Amy Voelker. 211 Day is February 11th that brings awareness of the PA 211 line, which offers a variety of services. Need help finding mental health or drug and alcohol services? Dial 2-1-1! Crisis services? 211. Need to know how to cook your Thanksgiving turkey?! 211’s got you covered for that too! 


Brian Hughes joins Marcy this week to discuss Telespond Senior Services. The Scranton-based center offers a variety of programming for area seniors, including on-site day services and a Senior Companions Program, which allows them to be ‘foster grandparents’ to area at-risk youth. To Learn more about Telespond Senior Services you can visit

Marcy is joined by Holly Pilcavage and Linda Loop of Dress for Success Luzerne County. March 8th is International Women’s Day, and what better ay to celebrate then by launching a Women in Power Campaign all month long! The fun begins with a special luncheon March 3rd at the Friedman JCC, featuring keynote speaker and Dress for Success Worldwide CEO Michele Meyer-Shipp. Local businesses can sponsor a women to be featured during the month of March, with funds helping the local organization whose mission is to make career-ready women through attire, skills training and networking. Visit Dress for Success Luzerne County for more info.

Marcy is joined by PennDOT’s Mike Taluto to talk about Winter Driving Safety Week, as well as some tips on how to remain safe while celebrating this year’s Big Game. Then, Rachel Malak from WBRE_TV’s PA Live! joins the show to discuss how the community-based daytime televisions show has grown over the years. They are also introducing a new set on January 16th, which includes a stage and kitchen for all to enjoy

Marcy is joined by Sarah Scinto of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Roller Derby to discuss how the spot has grown and evolved within the greater NEPA community, it’s benefits and more. The Derby has two home teams and are holding several open recruitment sessions throughout the year – the first being on Sunday, January 8th 2023 at their location in Moosic. Derby is open to those 18+ with no prior skating skills needed. To learn more about Roller Derby and the league visit or wbscrantonrollerderby on Instagram.

21st Century Cyber Charter School CEO Dr. Matthew Flannery and Learning Coach Lauren Mitchner join Marcy to talk all things education, – particularly online education! What do cyber schools do, what do they offer? How do they differ from traditional brick and mortar schools? Can your child still participate in athletics – and more! 21st Century Cyber Charter has also been honored with a special Apple Distinguished School Recertification.  To learn more visit


Dr. Amna Husain shares some tips to keep everyone healthy at those large family gatherings this holiday season, including how to test – and hopefully fight off – Covid 19, the flu and RSV. She recommends BinaxNow home test strips to make sure you’re not spreading illness among friends and family. The HKQ Law Attorney Dan Luvender and Frankie talk about some helpful online shopping safety tips, so consumers aren’t getting their information stolen – or scammed! – this holiday season. Later Attorney Nicole Santo from HKQ tells Marcy about the highly anticipated return of the HKQ Law free movie event! It’s coming up December 17th at the FM Kirby Center, where the family can watch a free screening of Encanto. Children get a free popcorn and drink as well as a gift! The event is first come first serve – doors open at noon and the movie starts at 2pm! Finally Marcy Shares some local seasonal events going on this week.

Marcy is joined by attorneys Brenda Colbert and Kevin Grebas of Colbert & Grebas Law to discuss Elder Law and Elder care in our area, and why it’s a subject every family should become familiar with. The duo covered everything from types of Elder law to paying for elder care through assisted living and other means as well as Estate and Will planning and special needs care. They hold regular free seminars and webinars to educate residents on the topics through their website at


John Van Why from the Hanover Township Lions Club along with Toys for Tots commander Staff Sergeant Sal Dely join Marcy to discuss the annual Toys for Tots collection drive and Tree Lighting taking place December 4th on Carey Avenue in Hanover Township. The duo speak of the event and its history, as well as the level of need right here in the Wyoming Valley and how the community can help out during the holiday. Learn more by visiting Wyoming, PA Toys for Tots on Facebook or by going here

Kirsten Peters from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders tells Marcy about this year’s updated Breakfast with Santa and Clothing Drive set for December 4th! Frankie Warren learns about the Exeter Turkey Trot and Food Drive on November 26th from Maura Valenti, and finally Marcy has some helpful safety tips when it comes to preparing all those holiday meals from the National Fire Prevention Association.

Valhalla Veteran Services Vice President John Wharton tells Marcy about veteran – as well as first responder –  services in the area. He also discusses local statistics and struggles veterans face today. You can learn more at

Pam MaHalick joins Marcy to talk about an important event for area veterans taking place at the Elk Lodge in Pringle November 12th. The lodge has teamed up with local organization Rescue Pets Serving Vets, which takes dogs on death row and adopts them out to veterans free of charge. There will be adoptable dogs at the event, as well as food, raffles and more! Kirsten Peters later joins Marcy from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders to discuss the comeback of Breakfast with Santa at PNC Field December 10th!


Correspondent Kim Sawyer talks financial insecurity and what people can do to stabilize their finances, health and more during this year’s open enrollment with Brad from MetLife.

Then Frankie and HKQ Law attorney Chris Quinn discuss how to be safe while hiking outdoors this fall season.

Finally Marcy is joined by Krista Lutzick from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders to discuss a food drive that is wrapping up November 1st at PNC Field.

Halloween is just around the corner, and you know what that means…..Trunk or Treats! Marcy is joined by Kristen of NEPA Strong to talk about the Ultimate Trunk or Treat and Halloween Marketplace coming up at the Circle Drive in on October 29th! Its a free, family-friendly event that has tons of games and activities for the kids, while adults can shop through a marketplace of locally owned small businesses to get some early holiday shopping in! Kristen helped start NEPA Strong on Facebook as a way to help bring small local businesses together during Covid, and the group has grown in both size and strength over the last few years. Did we also mention that Cumulus Media, Wilkes-Barre will be participating as well?! You can learn more or register for the event by visiting NEPA Strong on Facebook!

Correspondent Kim Sawyer talks to Brad from MetLife about some changes and options listeners may see during this year’s Open Enrollment season.

Then Krista Lutzick joins Marcy to talk about a Food Drive taking place with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Rail Riders through November 1st. The drive will benefit some of the area’s largest food banks, including CEO and the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank. Those who donate a bag of non perishables will also be able to receive a free ticket to the 2023 regular season game with the RailRiders as a thank you! Coordinate your drop off or learn  more by contacting [email protected]

Marcy is joined by longtime member and former NAACP Wilkes-Barre President Ron Felton. They discussed some changes the local NAACP Chapter is undergoing through its new leader, as well as some historic events that occurred over the last year. Felton continued to discuss the upcoming Freedom Fund Gala taking place at Genetti’s on October 22nd and an incentive to get vaccinated for Covid-19.

Jimel Calliste, President of the Wilkes-Barre chapter of the NAACP, joined Marcy on the show Sunday to talk about some of the accomplishments and challenges the past two years have brought on the organization. Calliste spoke of the triumph of renaming Coal Street Park into Martin Luther King Jr Park and the first annual Juneteenth celebration. He also discussed future community involvement through Covid vaccination initiatives and the annual Freedom Fund Banquet coming up this month. Next week former NAACP President Ron Felton will join the show to go into detail about this year’s banquet and it’s special honorees.


Frankie welcomes Maggie Mehall to tell listeners about a fundraiser and donation driving going on for the Saint Joseph’s Baby & Children’s Pantry in honor of national diaper week. The group aids area families in need with new and gently used clothing, toys and items for young children and infants, and also supplies diapers to low-income households.

Then Meghan and Michaela join Marcy to talk about the Wyoming Valley Chamber of Commerce and the upcoming Young Professional Awards, which will take place October 6th at PNC field. The awards range in a variety of categories – from volunteers and Cultural ambassadors to STEM and Trailblazer – as a way to help shine a spotlight on local up and coming professionals in their respected fields.

Finally Frankie learns about a special Foster grandparent program from Telespond Senior Services Colleen Garrison. The program provides opportunities to low income individuals over the age of 55 to provide care and attention to at-risk children in educational and social settings

Paint Pittston Pink Co-Founder Barbara Sciandra joins Marcy to talk about the local nonprofit’s roots and fundraising agenda this year, including a series of events that lead up to the annual Paint Pittston Pink Day on Saturday, October 1st. The organization was formed to assist with raising funds for cancer research at the University of Pennsylvania to help find a cure for the disease.

97.9X’s Mike Duffy also joins in on the conversation, as he will be raising funds and  participating in this year’s Gentleman’s Dash in honor of his father. Duffy and the radio station are also holding their own series of fundraising events to support the cause, including a special Locals Only Live show September 22nd. Learn about how to support Duffy and the dash at

Learn more about PPP here or by visiting the organization on Facebook and Instagram.

Kathy Buccio – lifestyle expert and Network TV contributor joins Marcy to provide some much needed fall survival tips, especially when it comes to feeding the family.

NEPA Youth Shelter Executive Director & Founder Maureen tells Marcy about the youth shelter and its purpose, including how it got started, the services it provides and how the community can help.

Marcy is joined by John Davis of Valley with a Heart to discuss this year’s major event and fundraiser going on September 4th at Saint Faustina Grove in Nanticoke. Valley With a Heart is a homegrown organization that raises funds for chronically and terminally ill children and their families right here in Luzerne County! You can learn more by visiting


Dr. Nancie Fitch speaks to Marcy about various forms of summer safety, including sun, water, travel, insect and disease. She directs listeners to the CDC for more information and useful tools on these topics.

August 31st is International Overdose Awareness Day, and September is Nartional Recovery Month. To highlight the topics of addiction – as well as mental health – Marcy is joined by local advocate Carol Coolbaugh and 2022 Ms. Pennsylvania Alysa Bainbridge to discuss a local Overdose Awareness event being held at Kirby Park August 28th. The annual event features speakers, including Bainbridge, resources and more.

Correspondent Kim Sawyer learns about a new at-home dialysis treatment through music producer and recording artist David Rush. The treatment comes from Tablo, learn more at

Frankie Warren welcomes Amanda Marchegiani, Community Relations Coordinator from the Northeast PA Regional Cancer Institute. They spoke about an upcoming fundraiser for the organization August 26th called “La Belle Soirée à Paris” featuring featuring concert pianist, John Paris and Paul LaBelle and The Exact Change All Star Band. The event will be held at Maiolatesi’s Winery at 7pm

Marcy is joined by The Lands at Hillside Farms board member Jim Reino, Co-Chair Joyce Stevens and Executive Director Chet Mozloom. The farm operates as a local nonprofit and is home to an array of shops, educational programs and camps that rely on STEM learning and technology, agriculture and animal welfare, to name a few.. In February of 2022 a fire devastated the farm’s educational center, which housed several of these community resources. Unfortunately the nonprofit’s insurance could not cover the total cost of the building and it’s contents so the group is holding a short-term financial campaign in an attempt to cover the 200k deficit.  To learn more about Hillside Farms or to donate to the fire fundraiser click here

Frankie welcomes Sandy Rice of the Back Mountain Chamber to discuss an Elton John Tribute Fundraiser and event coming up August 12th.

He’s later joined by Michelle and Remington as they talk about the annual Paulie Friedman Run and Walk, which will take place at the Friedman JCC on August 7th.

Next Marcy welcomes Laura Breakstone to the show, who is setting up a K9 Community Clean Up at Kirby Park on August 7th. The Paramount PetCare owner is looking for volunteers to assist with the cleanup to keep both humans and their furry friends safe as they walk throughout the park.

Finally Peter Sidari joins Frankie once again to discuss the upcoming fundraiser for Dr Jen’s Hope on August 7th at Coopers Seafood.

Alex Groysman joins Marcy with a special event that will benefit Ukraine in August. The Scranton 5K for Ukraine was founded by several local Ukrainian immigrants. The event will be held August 13 with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen – Ukraine Fund. It begins at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at 9am. You can learn more at

Then Amber Loomis joins the show to give all the details on the Osterhout Free Library’s All Fore Books Mini Golf Fundraiser July 31st. This is your opportunity to golf through the actual library while raising money for amazing free community programs, such as the Library of things, wireless routers and children’s programming. The event is in collaboration with the Wilkes-Barre Rotary and is just $10 for adult and $5 for kids!

Dr Nancie Fitch discuses several summer safety tips with Marcy throughout the show. She highlighted topics such as water and sun safety, how to prep for travel, dealing with ticks and other pesky insects and caring for you medication in the heat. She stressed the importance of checking in with young children and the elderly during the hot summer months.She also referred listeners to the CDC website for more information. Dr Fitch is a local director for MedExpress in Wilkes-Barre.

Cassandra Coleman joins Marcy to discuss America’s 250 birthday in 2026, and how America 250 PA is helping put Pennsylvania on the map. The federal and state nonprofit aims to not only celebrate the occasion, but detail what make the Keystone State historic, special and unique through a series of events and programs in all 67 counties. Listeners can learn more by visiting

Mike Taluto from PennDot speaks about several summer safety tips, including an upcoming Child Car Seat Safety Check happening Tuesday, July 12th at the PennDot location in Dunmore. He also talks about open positions and recruitment opportunities for the winter months.

Frankie learns about the upcoming Back Mountain Memorial Library auction from several Library board members. It acts as the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year and allows for several updates and expansions on programming, tech and more for the community at-large.

Alex Groysman joins Marcy with a special event that will benefit Ukraine in August. The Scranton 5K for Ukraine was founded by several local Ukrainian immigrants. The event will be held August 13 with proceeds benefitting World Central Kitchen – Ukraine Fund. It begins at the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail at 9am. You can learn more at

Lastly Frankie is joined by Wilkes-Barre Mayor Geroge Brown, who discusses several upcoming community events such as the Fireworks Celebration at Kirby Park, Farmer’s Market and more.

Shawn and Lauren Myers stop by to talk about their nonprofit Puck Cancer, and how it helps area cancer patients through a Prescription Fund at Medical Oncology Associates of Kington. The organization hosts several, fundraisers throughout the year with the aid of the local community, including a Puck Cancer Festival that will take place July 16th at Quality Hill Playground in Nanticoke. The group will also host a golf tournament August 20th.

You can learn more about Puck Cancer by visiting Puck Cancer, Inc. on Facebook or by clicking here.

Marcy is joined by Shelby Monk of the Diamond City Partnership to discuss how Downtown Wilkes-Barre is bouncing back through a series of public events, marketing, collage programs and more. The nonprofit is hosting a free Downtown Discoveries KidsFest on Saturday June 25th from 11-1 in Midtown Village.

Holly and Craig join Marcy to talk about this year’s Pride Fest, held on Public Square Sunday, June 26th by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance. The day will start off with a parade followed by music, food, vendors, shows and educational booth and resources. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality.

To learn more or get involved visit NEPA Rainbow Alliance on social, or check out their site  here.

Craig and Holly join Marcy to talk about The NEPA Rainbow Alliance PRIDEFEST coming up June 26th on Public Square! The event will feature a parade, food, vendors, shows, educational stands and resources based around the LGBTQ+ Community and its supporters. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance provides education, support, and advocacy for LGBTQ+ individuals and families while working to advance fairness and equality. Find out more at

Marcy then includes some upcoming events in the community at the show’s end.

Amber and Irene from the Friends of the Osterhout Free Library join Marcy to discuss the annual Tent/Book sale fundraiser. It’s one of the biggest funding sources for the Osterhout Library, which is so much more than just books. It’s a historical community landmark that offers, educational programming, children’s programming, wireless hotspots and even a special “Things” catalog that lets cardholders rent out items like guitars, tents and more – all free of charge.

The Osterhout Free Library Tent sale runs from June 6-10 on Franklin Street in Wilkes-Barre.

Marcy learns about NEPA Gives and what it means to the Greater Wyoming Valley YMCA with Lindsay Landis. The Y has joined together across the Wyoming Valley, strengthening its youth and food insecurity programs in recent years. They will be live at Susquehanna Brewing Company Friday, June 3rd for NEPA Gives. You can visit in person or donate that day through

Frankie is joined by Chris Kelly and Tony Aquaviva from the North Pocono Public Library for the upcoming Garden Gala on June 17th. The event will overlook the many gardens around the library and act as a major fundraiser. Get your tickets by visiting the library!

Marcy is joined by Shaun and David from Benchmark Mortgage to tal about the upcoming Hometown Heroes 5K taking place at Kirby Park on June 11. The event is made to honor all local Heroes and First Responders and includes a Hero Mile!

You can register or find out more at

Correspondent Kim Sawyers talks about a new at-home dialysis treatment with music producer and dialysis patient David Rush. Frankie learns about the upcoming Osterhout Book Sale with some Friends of the Osterhout Public Library, and Jim Brogna tells gets listeners involved in the upcoming Heart Walk.

Marcy is joined by Cassandra with America 250 PA – a non-partisan passed organization whose mission to is promote Pennsylvania through various events, programs and more as the nation leads up to its 250th Birthday in 2026. Cassandra spoke about seveal programs and events that have already begun across the commonwealth, and how PA residents can get involved! If you would like to learn more, participate or even volunteer visit

Crystal tells Marcy about all the finalized fun for Ruth’s Place Walk for Hope on May 7th at the VOA of NEPA! Ruth’s Place is the sole 24/7 women’s shelter in Luzerne County, and the Annual Walk for Hope fundraiser helps keep the nonprofit going.

Check out this years event At the Volunteers of America in Wilkes-Barre on May 7th

Shelby from the Diamond City Partnership stops by to talk about how Downtown is bouncing back through a series of events meant to bolster activity and the downtown economy, like Sips, Cocktails & Culture, Downtown After Dusk and more.

Marcy tells listeners about the upcoming #570Day on May 7th. Developed by the Wilkes-Barre Rotary and Wyoming Valley Chamber the day is meant to shine a spotlight on all NEPA has to offer. Tag your favorite shop, trail, destination and more with #570Day on social media!

Crystal is back with Marcy to talk about the issue of homelessness and the annual Ruth’s Place Walk for Hope fundraiser. Ruth’s place is the only women’s homeless shelter in the area that offers 24/7 service. Its operated by the Volunteers of America, and can be reached through Facebook at Ruth’s Place.

Marcy learns about the Osterhout Bible Church Centershot Archery Program from members Ryan Decker, and his wife, Sherry. The program is free and all ages, and teaches archery skills for six weeks int he spring at the church grounds in Tunkhannock. People can learn more on Facebook at Osterhout Bible Church

Victim’s Resource Center CEO Suzanne Beck explains the VRC’s role within the community, how they advocate for victims of sexual and domestic crimes and upcoming events and awareness days.

Marcy is joined by Shelby from the Diamond City Partnership to talk about the economic stability of downtown Wilkes-Barre and its importance to surrounding communities, as well as a plethora of upcoming events to help bolster local businesses in the area.

Marcy learns all about the importance of Elder Law and what it does from Brenda Colbert and Kevin Grebas of Colbert & Grebas Law. They discuss what a certified elder law attorney is, types of elder law and common misconceptions about prepping for nursing home care. Colbert & Grebas also holds webinars to discuss these topics with the public, with the next one coming up on March 26th at 10AM.

Marcella is joined with Crystal from the Volunteers of America NEPA to talk about the issue of homelessness in the Wyoming Valley.  Tey also discuss VOA programs Ruth’s Place and Give Hope that aid the homeless, as well as the Walk for Hope Fundraiser and Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s “Kitchen Impossible” task!

The St. Nicholas / St. Mary’s Lady Crescents and their coach, John Boylan, are going to  Hershey and need your help! They tell Marcy about their journey so far, and what to expect during the 3-day basketball tournament. You can help them get to states by donating here:

Then Chris Kelly joins Frankie to talk about a mini golf event at the North Pocono Library, and the coveted Wyoming Valley Children’s Association returns with their silent auction and Blue and Gold Gala! WVCA Executive Director Nina DeiTos Zanon tells Frankie all about it!

Marcy learns about the Diamond City Partnership, Its future events to benefit the city and the current economic status of Downtown Wilkes-Barre from DCP Marketing and Development Director Susan Magnotta.

Marcy learns all about the Northwest Area Cross County and Running Rangers Programs – as well as the importance for kids to get reacquainted in healthy activities after Covid –  from Coach Gareth Henderson. They also discuss an upcoming trail event and fundraiser that will take place on the Susquehanna Warrior Trail April 23rd! Sunday Magazine listeners can use code RADIO to get an extra 10% OFF their registration, too! Check out for all the info!

Marcella is joined by NEPA Youth Shelter’s Executive Director and Founder Maureen Gray to talk about the importance of the having a youth shelter and after-school teen center, and the reality for many LGBTQ+ youth across the Eastern part of the state.

Marcella speaks with UPMC Dr. Maria Guyette on the subject of loneliness, and discloses heating safety tips from the American Red Cross

Marcella is joined by Mike and Susan from the Luzerne County Community College to talk about the the shipping crisis across the country, as well as the CDL Program at LCCC.

Kevin and Laura from Team Beezy tell Marcy about their community project for Leadership Northeast, which involves an interactive children’s mural in Midtown Village off Public Square in Wilkes-Barre that benefits both the arts and local businesses. Then, Frankie is joined by Sharon to discuss this year’s Go Red campaign with the American Heart Association.

Marcella is joined by NAACP Wilkes-Barre Chapter President Jimel Calliste to talk about MLK Day and the impact Dr. King continues to have today, particularly when it comes to progress. He also talks about how his first term as president is going, what what the community can expect from the NAACP in the future. Frankie also welcomes Andrea to fill listeners in on Luzerne County’s Got Talent.

Marcella is joined by Dr. Melvyn Wolk and his wife, Marilyn, to talk about the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton and his new children’s book, the “Ill-phabet”, Dr. Wolk founded RMH Scranton, which is a nonprofit aimed at providing food, shelter and other various items to families of seriously ill children while they are in the hospital. The book helps kids learn about different medical issues and illnesses they may come across in a fun, educational way. A portion of proceeds from the book aids RMH Scranton.

Marcella is joined by Mike and Susan from the Luzerne County Community College to talk about the the shipping crisis across the country, as well as the CDL Program at LCCC.

Marcella is joined by the Executive Director of Pennie, Zach Sherman. Pennie allows Pennsylvanians to get affordable health care coverage, especially through a variety of new cost savings programs. Zach explains the programs and all Pennie has to offer, who is eligible, and what upcoming deadlines are around the corner.

This week CEO & President of the Family 2 Family Food Basket Program, Meghan Loftus, joins Marcy to talk about their upcoming holiday food distribution. Frankie learns about NEPA’s Got Talent and we get an update from the capitol in Harrisburg about gun violence in Philadelphia – and across the state – from Sen.Hughes and Street.

Tech expert Paul Hochman joins Marcy to explain the important role truck drivers have this holiday season, and how technology can help ensure we all get not only the gifts – but also necessary daily supplies – we all need to survive through shipping shortages. Then Ginny from Junior Achievement returns to remind us of a Virtual Career Day in December.

Marcy is joined by Staff Sgt Sal Dely & Sgt. Adam Vasquez from Toys for Tots, along with Hanover Twp Lions Club Member John VanWhy to talk about the largest local toy drive and Christmas Tree Lighting event coming up December 4th.

Local filmmaker Jordan Ramirez joins Marcy to talk about the Susquehanna River Watch and its history, as well as his film release on the topic. Then Ginny from Junior Achievement tells us about two upcoming Virtual Career Days.

Marcy welcomes Dr. Len Friedman and patient advocate, Kathlyn to speak on the importance of having a shingles vaccination, especially for those over 50. She also mentions local upcoming community events and local nonprofit organizations for Veterans.

Correspondent Kim Sawyer revisits this year’s Open Enrollment season with Brad from Metlife, and Marcy welcomes Melinda “The Small Biz Lady” Emerson on how local businesses can benefit this season through a free program offered by Verizon.

Mike Taluto from PennDot joins Marcy and NHTSA educator Rebecca Ryback to talk about Halloween and school safety tips, Teen Drivers, the upcoming winter season and more.


Correspondent Kim Sawyer talks open enrollment season with Brad from MetLife. Marcy learns from Director John Bubul that local theatre is making a comeback from the pandemic – well, the Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre – with a special Halloween showing to celebrate its 100th season.

Maggie joins Marcy to talk about a Happy Hour Fundraiser for the baby and children closet at St. Joseph’s Center. Members of Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library explain how Covid has affect funding while announcing a special basket and purse raffle fundraiser. Finally, Marcy learns about Biketober with Get Your Tail on the Trail.

Members from the Wilkes-Barre Chapter of the NAACP talk history, new initatives, fundraisers and more while explaining why its important to have a local chapter in the Wyoming Valley.

Dr. Carlos Nunez talks about Sleep Apnea and a new CPAP Device, Medina stop by from the Diamond City Partnership to talk about the importance of Downtown Wilkes-Barre along with some upcoming fundraisers.


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