Public Meeting on March 10, 2015 for Luzerne County’s application (including Shickshinny) for the National Disaster Resilience Competition, being conducted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Borough of Shickshinny is eligible for this and will be applying via the Luzerne County application – attendance from the public will be appreciated..


The Luzerne County Office of Community Development will hold an informational meeting concerning Luzerne County as a participant in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s application for the National Disaster Resilience Competition, being conducted by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in the Council’s Meeting Room of the Luzerne County Courthouse, North River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. The Luzerne County Courthouse is a facility accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are required, please contact the County Manager’s Office at (570)825-1635, FAX 825-9343; TDD 825-1860.

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Annual Report for FY 13/14 and 3 year retrospective on projects

2014 09 30 – ShickshinnyForward Annual Report and projects (2011-2014)

ShickshinnyForward, a 501(c)3 established under the guidance of FEMA in response to the devastating floods of 2011.  Our group has crafted and is executing a long-term recovery plan which embodies the community’s vision and mission of revitalization as well as the reduction of overall damage and impact from future flooding.

This volunteer organization is focused on both the recovery of the greater Shickshinny area and the on- going revitalization of the community.  In the spirit of this continued recovery, we share our annual report for our FY 13/14 (closed on September 30, 2014).

The foundation of our organization is strong – but we need the community’s help to join us in executing projects that benefit the entire community, increase our flood resiliency, and enable long term growth.  Without active community participation – many of the open projects in the report will never be realized simply due to lack of volunteer capacity.

We’re on a long journey – a marathon – and we have strong support, visibility, and partnership at the local, regional, and national level to aid in our recovery.  However, without the residents of Shickshinny and the surrounding areas leaning in to assist in the continued recovery, progress will be minimal.

Please get involved – 570-550-0721,, or attend our monthly executive board meetings held 3rd Monday of each month @ 630PM at the Shickshinny Borough Building, 35 W Union St, Shickshinny, PA 18655.

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Supporting the Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Co – Tommy Guns Band, Saturday, October 18, 8PM

The Shickshinny Volunteer Fire Company is hosting their 2nd Annual “Red Solo Cup” night – with incredible entertainment by the Tommy Guns Band.  $5 cover charge.


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Friday, September 5 – Bike Show / food / entertainment at Logan’s – Wilkes Barre

Fun event led by the Newport Township Community Organization – benefits several local charities, including one of our partners – the Northwest Area Elementary Life Skills Class. Bikes – Food – Drinks – Music – Friday, September 5 – bike registration 4-5PM – all you can eat event – come support a great cause! Will be at Logan’s Roadhouse, Wilkes Barre, PA

Logan’s #438 – 570-829-2121
2310 Wilkes-Barre Township Mkt
Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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WBRE article on our Third Annual car show and the Northwest Area Elementary Life Skills ‘Dream of a Lifetime’

WBRE covered our Third Annual car show and the Northwest Area Elementary Life Skills ‘Dream of a Lifetime’. Thanks to all who came to the riverfront on Saturday in Shickshinny, Pennsylvania and supported these two causes.

Thanks to all the sponsors who helped make this happen, the volunteers who donated their time + energy + skills, to the participants who entered their vehicles, the vendors who provided food, crafts, gifts and more, and of course, the spectators from the borough and behind.

Mark your calendars for the 4th Annual – Saturday, August 1, 2015 – we have something even bigger planned!

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