The Downtown Hazleton Farmer's Market will kick off its sixth year this Friday, July 14th and continue every Friday through September 1st. The market hours are 10 am to 2 pm. The market will take place at the corner of Broad and Laurel Streets along the new city park.
This year’s vendors include Burger’s Farm Market, offering fresh produce along with their famous sweet corn; Sugar & Loaf Bakery, offering homemade breads and other baked goods, Keiner’s Nursery & Apiary, offering plants, locally produced honey, and other honey-made products; and the Butler Township Community Garden (“Growing Markets” program), offering all organic produce. Other vendors include the PSU Master Gardeners, who will be on hand to answer all your gardening questions. Several special events are also planned, including free cooking demonstrations featuring local seasonal produce (hosted by the Commission on Economic Opportunity-CEO), as well as entertainment and guest vendors who will be offering special services.
Friday will feature a special kickoff for market and will include DJ Tony Pacelli, who will be spinning tunes from 11 am to 1:30 pm for your lunchtime enjoyment. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10 am with Hazleton Mayor Jeff Cusat in order to celebrate the market opening. The Chamber of Commerce operates the market with the support of the Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress. Anyone interested in learning more about the market should contact the Chamber at 570-455-1509.
The top academic students from five area schools were honored June 1st as the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce conducted its 43rd annual Academic Achievement Awards Dinner. The event took place at Carmen’s Country Inn & Gardens, Drums. Dr. Scott A. Sacco was the keynote speaker.
Honored at the dinner were the students selected by their schools as outstanding academic students. Recognized students from Hazleton Area High School are: Maria Aliaga, Ann Amentler, Melanie Beck, Kyle Bonin, Vanessa Clement, Dario D’Amato, Kacee Diehl, Zachary Fuchick, Gerald Gasser, Abbey John, Meliah Kennedy, Katherine Landron, Nicole Leshko, My Mai, Jacob Maurer, David McCarthy, John Merola, Trista Nester, Benjamin Palfey, Leiry Rumaldo, Natalie Ryba, Brian Siroka, Hailey Strohl, Jorge Tirado, Megan Trivelpiece, Nicolas Vitagliano, Sabrina Young, Sabrina Zanolini, Samantha Zaremba, and Brittany Zipovsky; Immanuel Christian School: Josiah Gonzalez and Lindsey Pecora; Marian Catholic High School: Miranda Antiga, Anthony Collevechio, Benjamin Ferko, Megan Ferrello, Sarah Grega, Edward Kolonsky, III, Katherine Kurzinsky, Dennis Mummey, Jenna O’Donnell and Sara Osilka; MMI Preparatory School: Ali Aijaz, Niklas Byriel, Dana Carrato, Anirban Chowdhury, Allison McGeehan, Keenan Overa, Kisan Patel, Samuel Sessock, Jonathan Smith, Jr., and Nicholas Young; and Weatherly Area High School: Christina Caravella, Samantha DeSpirito, Morgan Gower, Hayli Heister, Jacqueline Henry, Evan Kunkle, Nalani Lowman, Christopher MacNeal, Autumn Shoener, and Dana Weiss.
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