linked to Care Act
The accounting firm ParenteBeard and its human resources and benefits consulting affiliate Vantagen are hosting a free event about financial reporting, accounting, tax strategies and recent developments related to the Affordable Care Act.
The Manufacturing, Distribution & Technology Forum Event series will be on Oct. 29 at the Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Township. Eric Pochas, human resources and employee benefits expert, will be speaking. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the presentations to follow at 8 a.m. Closing comments and lunch are scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Reservations are requested by Tuesday and can be made by contacting Patricia Dobbs at 610-927-4910 or Patricia.Dobbs@ParenteBeard.com.
delays on I-81
PennDOT advises motorist of single lanes closures on Interstate 81 north and south from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. through Thursday from the Lackawanna/Luzerne county line to the Scranton Central Expressway.
The closures will allow for rumble strips installation, sealing of shoulder joints and miscellaneous work.
for week listed
PennDOT lists the following road projects this week:
• State Route 93 between Sybertsville and Nescopeck, pothole patching, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Academy Street, Plymouth,inlet repair, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
• Main Street/Shoemaker Avenue, Swoyersville, West Wyoming and Exeter, shoulder cutting, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday.
• Schooley Avenue, Exeter, shoulder cutting, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
• Ashley Street, Hanover Township, pothole patching, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Main Street, Duryea, inlet repair 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Tuesday.
• Suscon Road by Chapel Road, Pittston Township, inlet repair, 7 a.m to 3 p.m. Wednesday.
• Cow Path Road, Slocum Township, crack sealing, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. , Monday through Friday.
• Blue Ridge Trail, Slocum Township, crack sealing, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Kidder Street by Pizza Hut, Wilkes-Barre, inlet repair, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
• Route 309 southbound at Carverton Road, Kingston Township, patch an inlet, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.
Classes on handling
The American Red Cross Hazleton Chapter is offering classes on preparing for household and business emergencies.
The classes will be held on the following times and dates at the chapter, 165 Susquehanna Blvd., West Hazleton:
• CPR/AED for professional rescuers and health care providers, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 26; Adult CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 8; Adult First Aid/CPR/AED, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Nov. 8; Babysitter’s Training, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10.
To register, visit http://www.redcross.org/take-a-class or call 1-800-Red-Cross (1-800-733-2767). If a particular class does not appear on the website, that means it is filled. Additional classes can also be found on the website.
for veterans set
There will be a “Gathering of Friends” at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Luzerne County Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the south lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse.
The memorial honors the 11,000 servicemen and women from the county who served during the Vietnam War. The names of 83 servicemen who were killed in the war and the six listed as POW/MIA are inscribed on the memorial.