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Distinguished Scholar

Jack Mitchell of Buck Hill Falls, grade 11, was named a distinguished scholar during the fall term at Mercersburg Academy.

Weight Loss Surgery Seminar

Weight Loss Surgery 101, a free seminar for the public, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. in the David Katz Conference Room of Wayne Memorial Hospital, 601 Park St. in Honesdale. Bariatric surgeon

Dr. Lisa Medvetz, will be the presenter. Dr. Medvetz has more than 10 years’ experience performing weight-loss surgeries to combat morbid obesity. During the seminar she will discuss aspects of procedures currently offered at Wayne Memorial Hospital both surgical and non-surgical.

These include: intragastric balloon, AspireAssist, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric bypass and duodenal switch. Educational handouts regarding procedures will be distributed and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome, but an RSVP is appreciated by calling 570-253-8390 or emailing

Airman Completes Basic Training

U.S. Air Force Airman Maverick A. Chamberlain graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Chamberlain is the son of Andrea Capone and Jason Chamberlain of Kunkletown. The airman is a 2018 graduate of Pleasant Valley High School.

Discounted Ski Tickets

West End Park & Open Space Commission is offering discounted ski tickets for Blue Mountain, Jack Frost/Big Boulder, Shawnee and Elk Mountain. Tickets are available at the Chestnuthill Park office, 221 Rt 715-Brodheadsville. Call 570-992-9733 or