Ferrwood Music Camp cancels in-person activities for 2020 season

Although many people feel music is medicine for the soul, Ferrwood Music Camp officials were forced to make the difficult decision to cancel regular camp activities, as well as the popular student concert that's open to the public, for the 2020 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Despite not being able to gather in person, Ferrwood Music Camp director Phil Latella said plans are underway to turn the 2020 camp into a virtual event using online video platform Zoom. He said officials discussed offering a variety of online activities, including a virtual talent show, campfire and marshmallow roast. Zoom users can also change their video background and Latella said officials discussed using an image of the camp's grounds to make students feel at home.

CAN DO Community Foundation honors 2019-20 Edgar L. Dessen Community Service Award scholars

The CAN DO Community Foundation honored seven area high school students who received the 2019-20 Edgar L. Dessen Community Service Award scholarships during the Junior Leadership Hazleton graduation ceremony on March 8.

Alexis Colecio, Amanda Colecio, Antonio Colecio and Kelly Royer, all of Weatherly Area High School; Maxwell Schwabe of Marian High School; Zander Spear of MMI Preparatory School and Kyra Zabretsky of Hazleton Area Academy of Sciences were all selected as Dessen Scholars and received a scholarship to participate in the Junior Leadership Hazleton program. CAN DO President Kevin O'Donnell gave a presentation to the students during the graduation ceremony.

CAN DO Community Foundation honors Patricia Spivak for donating accounting services

The CAN DO Community Foundation Board of Directors honored Patricia Spivak, CPA, for donating her accounting services to complete the foundation’s annual governmental financial requirements.

CAN DO Community Foundation President Gary F. Lamont presented Spivak with a framed resolution honoring her for her generous contribution to the foundation.

CAN DO Community Foundation welcomes new board members

The CAN DO Community Foundation welcomed Melissa Curto and Marybeth Hayden as new members of its Board of Directors for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

CAN DO Community Foundation extends 2019 fund drive

The CAN DO Community Foundation is extending its 2019 fund drive for a few more weeks in order to reach its goal and raise vital money that benefits many non-profit organizations throughout Greater Hazleton.

Among the many projects the Foundation is currently supporting are the Ferrwood Camp, Sofia Coxe House in Drifton, the Freeland YMCA, the Greater Hazleton Historical Society on Wyoming Street, and an adjoining downtown neighborhood residential Historic District Preservation Study.

To make a contribution to the 2019 annual fund, visit https://candocommunityfoundation.com/donate.

For further information about the foundation or to make a contribution to the 2019 annual fund drive, please contact Nancy Stasko at (570) 455-1508 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..