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Congratulations to the
28th Annual
Pittston Tomato Festival
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T H E O R I G I N A L T O M AT O F E S T I VA L G U I D E
Tomato Festival a
party for 50,000
T
he 28th annual Pittston
Tomato Festival will be
presented in downtown
Pittston Thursday, August 18,
through Sunday, August 21.
More than 50,000 people are
expected to attend the four-day
event that has been touted as one
of the best festivals in Northeast-
ern Pennsylvania.
Delicious food, a variety of live
entertainment, tomato fights, a
gala parade, a 5K run (this year
dedicated to the memory of fall-
en local hero Spc. Dale Kridlo),
games, rides, arts and crafts, bin-
go and of course home-grown
Pittston tomatoes keep bringing
an enthusiastic crowd to the fes-
tival year after year.
Returning this year is Sauce
Wars, a marinara sauce taste
competition. Festival goers can
sample sauce from local restau-
rants and vote for their favorite.
The festivals opening ceremo-
ny will be on Thursday, August
18, at 6 p.m. followed by live en-
tertainment by Windfall and
Sweet Pepper andthe Long Hots,
led by Pittston native son Charlie
Infantino, a bass player and sing-
er who frequently tours with El-
vis tribute artist Shawn Klush.
The festival opens on Friday at
5 p.m. with performances by
Groove Train at 5:30 p.m. and
M80 from 8:30 to 11 p.m.
Saturdays events begin at 11
a.m. with the 13th annual Pitt-
ston Tomato Festival 5K Run
sponsored by Geisinger.
Registration begins at 9:30
a.m. at the Greater Pittston YM-
CA. For raceinformationcall 654-
4601.
The parade will begin on Sat-
urday at 11:30 a.m. The event will
be televised live on Fox 56. Pa-
rade line-up is at 10:30 a.m.
The route will start at the Uni-
Mart and continue through Main
Street and down Kennedy Boule-
vard and end at the Coopers Co-
op building.
This years Grand Marshal is
Dr. Joseph Lombardo.
The Tomato Fights, sponsored
by Price Chopper, will be held at
1:30 p.m. at Coopers Waterfront
parking lot, 304 Kennedy Boule-
vard. Registration will be held at
Coopers before the fights. Partic-
ipants must be 15 years of age or
older.
Entry fee is $5.
Tomato Fights T-shirts will be
available for a $5 donation.
All proceeds will benefit Grea-
ter Pittston charities.
Live entertainment on the
band shell Saturday afternoon
will feature The Tomato Festival
Queen Scholarship Pageant at 1
p.m., the Hi-Lites from 2:30 to
3:30, Somethin Else from4:30 to
6 p.m., Kriki from 6:45 to 7:45
and Flaxy Morgan from8:30 to11
p.m.
A Tomato Contest will be held
at 7 p.m. on Saturday in the To-
mato Festival Committee stand
on the festival grounds. Bring
your largest, smallest, ugliest,
and most perfect tomato to the
stand by 6 p.m. for judging.
On Sunday, the Little Miss &
Little Mr. Tomato Contest begins
at 10:45 a.m.
Live entertainment continues
at 12:30 with Stanky and The
Coal Miners, The Poets from2:45
to 4:30, Jeanne Zano Band from
5:30 to 6:30, and Bad Hair Day
from 7:15 to 8:15.
The festival will conclude with
Dave Joyce and the Slow Pitch
Band from 9 to 10:15.
The Tomato Festival commit-
tee stand will feature a Pittston
City keepsake water color print
signed by artist Sue Hand, Toma-
to Festival novelty items, T-
shirts, golf shirts, pins and mag-
nets.
As usual, the Sunday Dispatch
booth (booth 46) will feature a
variety of items that can be won
by using a Dispatch dollar ap-
pearing in the Sunday Dispatch
on April 14 or by donating one
dollar tothe PittstonFoodPantry
or Care and Concern Free Health
Clinic.
Items at the Dispatch booth,
including the 2011 Dispatch die-
cast vehicle, are listed in an arti-
cle on page 18 of this section, the
Original Pittston Tomato Festiv-
al Guide.
The Pittston Tomato Festival
has been featured in Parade Mag-
azine, American Profile Maga-
zine, Pennsylvania Magazine and
was preserved as part of the Li-
brary of Congress Local Legacies
Project in Washington D.C.
For more information, call 655-
1424 or visit the website at
www.pittstontomatofestival-
.com
28th annual Pittston Tomato Festival August 18-21
Sunday Dispatch Staff
FILE PHOTO BY FRED ADAMS
Little Mister Tomato Mario Belza posses for photos with Miss Tomato 2010 Maria Conti for photos at
last years Pittston Tomato Festival.
FILE PHOTO BY AIMEE DILGER
The reason for the festival: Pittston tomatoes!
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Thursday, August 18
5 p.m .............Festival opens
6 p.m....Opening Ceremony
6:30-8 p.m...............Windfall
9-11 p.m..........Sweet Pepper
and the Long Hots
Friday, August 19
5:30-7:30 p.m.Groove Train
8:30-11 p.m.....................M80
Saturday, August 20
11 a.m.......................5K Race
11:30 a.m....................Parade
12:30 p.m.................5K Race
................Awards Ceremony
1-2 p.m .........Festival Queen
Scholarship Pageant
1:30 p.m...Tomato Fights at
Coopers Waterfront
2:30-3:30 p.m..The Hi Lites
4:30-6 p.m...Somethin Else
6:45-7:45 p.m................Kriki
7 p.m.........Tomato Contest:
Largest, Smallest, Ugliest
Most Perfect at committee
stand
8:30-11 p.m....Flaxy Morgan
Sunday, August 21
10:45-12 p.m...Little Miss &
Little Mr. Tomato Contest
12:30-1:45 p.m...........Stanky
and the Coal Miners
2:45-4:30 p.m.......The Poets
5:30-6:30 p.m..Jeanne Zano
7:15-8:15 p.mBad Hair Day
9-10:15 p.m.Dave Joyce and
the Slow Pitch Band
Tomato Festival
Entertainment Schedule
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T H E O R I G I N A L T O M AT O F E S T I VA L G U I D E
Tomato Festival Parade
Saturday at 11:30 a.m.
The Pittston Tomato Festival parade
will be Saturday, August 20, at 11:30 a.m.
Due to the 5K Run, the streets will be
blocked at 10:30 a.m. All participants in
the parade must be lined up by 10:30 a.m.
There will be no exceptions.
The parade route is approximately two
miles longandwill beginonMainStreet in
South Pittston and proceed through the
downtown to Kennedy Boulevard and end
on East Street, adjacent to Coopers Co-op
building.
All area civic, social, and school organi-
zations, as well as public officials, fire and
ambulance departments are welcome to
participate. Anyonestill wishingtopartici-
pate may contact parade chairperson,
James Deice at 654-7600.
For more information or to participate
in the parade please email Clairellen Hop-
ple:clairellen31@hotmail.com
Parade Committee: Co-Chairmen -
James Deice and Judy Deice, Clairellen
Hopple and Mary Chiarelli
Tentative parade line-up
Subject to change (additions or dele-
tions)
Lead Division
East Main Street (corner of South Main
at Triangle)
Pittston City Police Cruiser - Motorcy-
cle (leading parade)
1. Knights of Columbus Color Guard
2. Knights of Columbus Marching mem-
bers
2-A Knights of Columbus vehicle
3. Jacquelines (Knights of Columbus La-
dies Auxiliary)
4. Friendly Sons of St. Patrick
5. Luzerne County Sheriff Patrol/
Mounted Patrol - Motorcycle and K-9
Dogs.
6. Pittston City Mayor Jason Klush and
City Council
7. Grand Marshal Dr. Joseph Lombardo
8. PA State Police
Division I
South Main Street - Adjacent to the
Mini-Mart
1. U.S. Rep. Congressman Lou Barletta
2. State Senator John Yudichak
3. State Representative Mike Carroll
4. District Justice Attorney Fred Pieran-
toni III
5. Luzerne County District Attorney
Jackie Musto-Carroll
6. Cino Paci Band sponsored by the Ital-
ian American Association of Luzerne
County
7. Italian American Assoc. of Luzerne
County
8. Luzerne County Officials
9. Attorney Michael Vough
10. Attorney Jennifer Rogers
11. Attorney Lisa Gelb
12. Attorney Joseph Sklarosky Jr.
13. Attorney Molly Hanlon-Mirabito
14. Luzerne County Transportation Au-
thority Trolley
Division I-A
South Main Street Adjacent to Mini
Mart
1. Pittston City Fire Department
2. Bureau of Forestry - Smokey the Bear
2. Miss Tomato Festival Queen 2010 -
Maria Cinti
3. Miss Tomato Festival Queen Contes-
tants - 2011
4. A. Little Miss Tomato - 2010
B. Little Mr. Tomato - 2010
C. Little Miss West Pittston Cherry
Blossom 2011
5. Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge
6. Carmen Falcone - Northeast Military
Club - Army Jeeps
7. Commander Bernie McDonald Grea-
ter Pittston AMVETS Post #189
8. Wyoming Valley Drug and Alcohol
Services Inc
9. NEPA Labor Federation
Division II
Beginningat Winter Street onMaininto
Jenkins Township
1. Pittston Area School Board Members
1A Pittston Area Marching Band and
Cheerleaders
1A Wyoming Area Marching Band and
Cheerleaders
2. Pittston Memorial Library Board/
Friends of the Library
3. Hughestown Borough Paul Hein-
marsh
4. Pittston Junior Patriots
5. All surrounding borough officials
West Pittston Mayor Tony Denisco and
Council
Duryea Mayor Keith Moss
6. Pittston Senior Center
7. Brownie and Juniors Troop #30188-
33568
8. Consignit Shop - Marilyn Capolarella-
Currey
9. My Sisters Kitchen - Janet Russo and
Gina Altieri
10. Lynette Twirlerettes
Division III
Winter Street in first and second block
1. Greater Pittston YMCA
2. Pet Zone
3. San Cataldo Society
4. Three Imaginary Boys Band
5. First Liberty Bank - Pittston
6. Kiwanis
7. Greater Pittston Stoners Soccer
8. Keystone Kids Star Makers
9. Pawsitively Perfect Pet Salon
Division IV
Nafus Street to Vine Street
1. Tom "Nitro" Simko - Arm Wrestling
Association
3A Dianes Restaurant - Diane Simko
2. Meals on Wheels
3. Rock Street Music
4. Subway
5. Salvatore Farruggia 1930 Model A
Ford
6. Ken Pollock Suzuki
7. Ed Holeran 58 Dodge
8. Carmen Timonti - Antique Car
9. Charles Schappelli - Antique Car
10. Dentes Catering and Rental - An-
tique Car
Division V
SwallowStreet adjacent to Sapphire Sa-
lon
1A Salvation Army - Canteen and Truck
1B Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority
2. LibertyTaxServiceFloat - LadyLiber-
ty
3. Luxury Limousine Service Pink
Stretch Hummer
Division VI - Corner South Main Street
on to Plank Street
1. Greater Pittston Ambulance and Res-
cue Association
2. All other Community Fire Trucks and
Ambulances and Rescue Squads.
Tentative line-up listed; participants are still being accepted
FILE PHOTO
Msgr. John Bendik, he of the interesting hats, pastor of St. John the Evangelist
Parish Community, and Deacon Jim Cortegerone ride in the 2010 Tomato Festival
Parade.
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490 N. Main St., Suite 202, Pittston 654-4643
Congratulations To The
Tomato Festival Committee On Celebrating
Another Successful Year!
Saporito,
Saporito
Falcone
&
Attorneys at Law
Seated, left to right: William J. Watt, III, Esquire, Samuel A. Falcone, Jr., Esquire, Joseph F. Saporito, Jr., Esquire and Carlo J. Saporito
Standing, left to right: Eileen Carper, Tracy Ciarimboli, Lee Ann Shovlin, Patricia Siarvilla and Nicole Rinaldi.
Depicted in the portrait is the late Joseph F. Saporito, Sr., founder of the rm.
The Grand Marshal
is a grand guy
Asked his reaction to being
named the Grand Marshal of the
28th Annual Tomato Festival Pa-
rade, Dr. Joseph Lombardo said,
Excited, flattered. I consider it
an honor, but Im not quite sure
Im worthy of it.
His legions and friends and ad-
mirers in Pittston, including pa-
rade co-chairs James and Judy
Deice are sure.
Dr. Lombardo has beenloyal to
Pittston. For 43 years hes had his
practice here. Once he was of-
fered a nice package to move to
Mountaintop, but wouldnt con-
sider it. I never gave it a second
thought. I always had an excel-
lent office here. My roots are in
Pittston. My family is in Pitt-
ston.
Hes worthy of the marshal
honor, too, because hes always
beena big advocate for the Toma-
to Festival. He has been the MC
for the festival Queen pageant
since its inception. When he
wasnt volunteering in the past
he could be found strolling the
grounds, trying the tomato-
based food and greeting folks.
He said one year he ran into
Chi-Chi Maria, an old Pittston
high football hero. He was my
boyhood idol when I was a kid I
looked up to him, Dr. Lombardo
said.
Dr. Lombardo was also loyal to
the Pittston Area football pro-
gram. He was the teamdoctor be-
ginning in 1968 before giving it
up a few years ago. Among many
other people he became friends
with Harry Hamliton, a Nanti-
coke star who played at Penn
State. When my son Michael
playedthat was alot of fun, Lom-
bardo said.
The Jimmy Cefalo era was also
special. Obviously hes high on
the list. It was an unreal time. At
the request of the family I went
on recruiting trips with him. We
went to Notre Dame and, of
course, Penn State and I became
friends with Joe Paterno.
He said the people he met on
the sidelines over the years were
as memorable as the players and
teams.
Asked if he would have
thought intheearlyyears that the
festival would take off as it has he
said, Yes and No. I was a neigh-
bor of Val Delias. I could see he
had a vision for it and I think they
accomplishedthat. Idhave tosay
its exceeded my expectations. I
Dr. Joseph Lombardo has practiced medicine in Pittston for 43 years
By Jack Smiles
Associate Editor
Dr. Joseph Lombardo
See GRAND, Page 35
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Be sure to bring
your appetites
You could call it self control.
Some psychologists call it im-
pulse control. Some even say its
linked to intelligence.
Im talking about delayed
gratification and I dont care
what its linked to, I just call it
smart. Expecially where a Saba-
telles Market sopressata sand-
wich is concerned.
Because of delayed gratifica-
tion, a Sabatelles sopressata
sandwich remains one of my all
time favorite things to eat. But it
takes work, or better said, will
power.
See, I can walk into Sabatelles
on South Main Street in Pittston
and order a sopressata sandwich
any time I want. Theyll make it
the way I like it too, with what
they call the works. That
means theyll add a slice of tangy
provolone cheese and a juicy
roasted red pepper to the home-
made salami-type delicacy.
If I listentomytastebuds, I can
gobble up one of these babies at
least once a week.
But I dont.
Instead, I delay my gratifica-
tion. I delay it and delay it and de-
lay it.
I delay it, in fact, for nearly a
year until thenext PittstonToma-
to Festival rolls around.
See, it is only at the Tomato
Festival that I will allow myself a
sopressata sandwich from Saba-
telles booth. And that makes it
and keeps it oh, so special.
For the record, I dont allow
myself just one sopressata sand-
wich at the Festival. I allow my-
self one each night, and the Fes-
tival runs four nights, from Au-
gust 18 through August 21 this
year. I begin the Tomato Festival
eatingone andI endit eatingone.
And then its nothing but delayed
gratification for 51-and-a-half
weeks.
The Sabatelles booth at the
festival being located almost
right across fromthe Sunday Dis-
patch booth makes things rather
convenient but hardly necessary.
Id search them out wherever
they were.
So, of course, I heartily recom-
mendhavingone or more dur-
ing this years festival. You might
tell them Ed Ackerman sent you.
And if you have trouble pro-
nouncingsopressata, trysayingit
the way my friends of Italian de-
scent do: super-sot. Or just say
Ill have a super. Theyll know
what you mean.
Imwarning you right up front,
these sandwich are filling, so you
might needto pace yourself after-
wards. But over-eating is what
the PittstonTomatoFestival is all
about. For these four nights, de-
layed gratification be damned.
Two Approaches
There are two ways to ap-
proach your eating spree at the
festival. One is the a straight line
is the shortest distance between
two points approach, which
means simply going right down
the string of booths fromGiovan-
nis on the Go (booth 27) where a
little bruschetta or perhaps a
meatball on a stick (yes, on a
stick) makes a nice appetizer for
your super-sot at Sabatelles
(booth 28) to booth number 37
on the far end.
Carmellas ItalianDeli andPas-
tries at booth29andNicos Pizza,
occupying two booths at 30 and
31, come up right after Saba-
telles. There will be a line at Ni-
cos whichjust tells youhowgood
it is and you might want to save
thepastries at Carmellas for later
or even to take home.
Palucks BBQis right next door
toNicos at 32servingporkbarbe-
cues, hot dogs, chili con carne
and even kielbasa dogs, lest you
think everything at the festival is
Italian. That notion is dispelled
even further with Notis the Gyro
King at booth 33 offering tradi-
tional gyros, shish-kebobs, and
Greek salads. And next to him,
Dan Figura (booth 34) will be fill-
ing the air with the mouth-water-
ing aroma of London broil siz-
zling on the grill.
If you are still standing, Rices
Concessions (booths 35, 36, 37)
offer piealamodeandPennsylva-
nia Dutch funnel cakes.
Take a deep breath and a cou-
ple of Tums because youve only
just begun.
As I said, the straight line ap-
proachis just one strategy for eat-
ing your way though the Tomato
Festival. Another is the random
sampling approach. This is
probably for the more experi-
enced festival-goers, who know
what they are after and where to
find it.
For example, the straight-lin-
ers, especially the determined
ones, might go fromtheir pie a la
mode right to Two Gentlemen
Catering (booths 1and 2, but just
to the right to the aforemen-
tioned Murders Row) for egg-
plant rollantini, perhaps my sec-
ondfavorite itemat the festival. I,
however, go there right after Sa-
batelles anddouble backlater for
the booths in between, but to
each his (or her) own.
Next to Two Gentlemen is
where you will find homemade
French fries at JRs booth (num-
ber 3) and next to that potato
pancakes at Mr. Ps (booth 4).
Youll also find some fresh
squeezed lemonade in this area.
I tend to by-pass all of this and
head to the very end of this row
where youll find Victor Guiliano
manning the ovenat Tonys Pizza
(booth 9). I eat Tonys pizza all
year around and have since Tony
himself (Tony Martorana)
opened the place in1967, but still
I have to have a slice at the Toma-
to Festival. Victor serves up an-
other item I recommend called a
Hot Sloppy Tony. Its kind of a
Sloppy Joe but far better. But Im
warning you, its hot.
On the way to Tonys booth, I
pass by John Argento and the
family at IV Guys Catering
(booth 5). I tell them Ill be back
The editor takes you on a taste tour of the Pittston Tomato Festival
By Ed Ackerman
Dispatch Editor
FILE PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS
As this photo illustrates, theres food for young and old at the Pittston Tomato Festival. Here, Brandy
Hannick of Pittston, left, watches her niece Amelia Smith, 2, of Old Forge, enjoy a goodie at last years
festival.
See FOOD, Page 22
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Groove Train ought to consider cover-
ing the Dovells 1963 hit You Cant Sit
Down. After all, thats what happens at a
Groove Train gig where, assaulted by
wave after wave of danceable grooves,
even the most committed wallflower
cant sit down.
Band leader, keyboardist and vocalist
Dave Chaump of West Pittston said the
band accomplished just what it set out to
do when it formed eight years ago. Our
objective was private work, weddings,
parties, rather than clubs and we picked
songs that are highly danceable.
Those highly danceable songs come
from an eclectic song list covering every-
thing from70s disco and Motown to clas-
sic rock and country.
We started out as a cover band,
Chaump said. Thats our bread and
butter. Were well known for uncanny
covers. People will say, hey, that sounds
like the recording.
When Groove Train plays at the To-
mato Festival on Friday from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. folks will hear those uncanny
covers, but they will also hear some-
thingnewanddifferent original songs
from a recently released self-titled
Groove Train CD.
The 10-song album is similar to the
bands cover song list in that its an
eclectic mix that cant be pigeon-holed
into a genre.
Thats a reflection of Chaumps many
influences. Hes classically trained with
a degree from the Berkley College of
Go early for a seat,
but dont sit down
By Jack Smiles
Associate Editor
Groove Train is Greg Bealla of Forty Fort on bass, Dave Chaump of West Pittston on
vocals and guitar, Rebecca Santoro Hetzel of Bear Creek on vocals and keyboard,
Danny Bogdon of Hanover Township on drums and Dex Armbruster of Harveys Lake
on guitar.
See GROOVE TRAIN, Page 27
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Festival Queen to be
crowned on Saturday
Five young women will vie for
the title of Pittston Festival
Queen 2011.
Maria Cinti, 2010 Queen, will
crown the winner following the
pageant Saturday afternoon, Au-
gust 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the band
shell.
The winner will receive a $500
scholarship, and runner-up, a
$250 scholarship.
Scoringis basedonon-stage in-
terview, talent performance, per-
sonality, poise and appearance.
Pageant coordinator is Angel S.
Noone. Emcee is Dr. JosephLom-
bardo, this years TomatoFestival
Grand Marshal.
Contestants entered as of Au-
gust 9 are:
Rachel Leandri
Residence: Wyoming
School: Wyoming Area High
School
Favorite Subjects: English,
Writing and Communications
Interests: Competitive Dance
and Cheerleading
Talent: Jazz Dance
Marina Maida
Residence: Pittston Township
School: Pittston Area High
School
Favorite Subjects: Algebra and
English
Interests: Guitar and Cheer-
leading
Talent: Guitar
Rebecca Zaneski
Residence: Edwardsville
School: Wyoming Valley West
Favorite Subjects: Social Stud-
ies and Civics
Interests: Cheerleading, Dance
and Gymnastics
Talent: Acro Jazz
Kelsey Knowles
Residence: Pittston
School: Lock Haven University
Favorite Subjects: Math
Interests: Cheerleading, Sing-
ing and Music
Talent: Singing
Lauren Bunchalk
Residence: Mountain Top
School: Crestwood High
School
Favorite Subjects: Science and
English
Interests: Dance and work
Talent: Singing
Five contestants entered in Pittston Tomato Festival Queen Pageant
FILE PHOTO
Maria Cinti did not know it as she road in last years parade but later that day she would be crowned 2010 Pittston Tomato Festival
Queen.
FILE PHOTO
Pittston Tomato Festival
Queen 2009 Carmella Gub-
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Ten year old Lindsey Chepalonis, West Wyoming, grew last years "Most Perfect Tomato" from seed in
her backyard.
In addition to the food, enter-
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of the Pittston Tomato Festival is
the Annual Tomato Contest. Ev-
eryone is welcome to enter his or
her tomatoes at no charge. Rib-
bons will be awarded in four cate-
gories: largest, smallest, ugliest,
and most perfect.
The contest will be held at the
committee stand.
The contest will be heldonSat-
urday, August 20, at 7:00 p.m.
Competition Saturday night
will recognize largest,
smallest, ugliest, and most
perfect Pittston tomatoes
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Sauce Wars: may the
best marinara win
Along time ago in a community not so far away, people grewtomatoes
in their backyard gardens. The rich, acidic soil made the quality of the
tomatoes the talk of the town. The fruits of their labor were used to pre-
pare many homemade dishes, especially pasta with tomato sauce. This
tradition continues today and has been included in many local restau-
rants that pride themselves on the quality of their special sauce recipe.
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competing for the bragging rights proclaiming their sauce superiority.
For a $1donation, Festival goers areencouragedtotasteandvotefor their
favorite sauce. The winner will be announced on Sunday evening at 6
p.m. on the Festival grounds. Proceeds from the event will benefit the
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It takes guts to cover Patsy Cline and
Jeanne Zano has the guts and the voice to
do it. Festival-goers will hear that at the
Tomato Festival bandshell from 5:30 to 6:30
p.m. on Sunday. And they might hear Zano,
backed by the Jeanne Zano Band, belt out
country hits by Sugarland, Lady Antebellum,
Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Miranda
Lambert, Martina McBride or Gretchen Wil-
son.
More than likely theyll hear Zanos origi-
nal tunes from her country album Here I Am
recorded in Nashville.
Zano got the opportunity to record the
album by winning a talent contest at the
Wyoming County Fair in 2005. She sang two
Martina McBride songs, In My Daughters
Eyes in the first round and then her version
Festival going country
on Sunday with Zano
By Jack Smiles
Associate Editor
From left the Jeanne Zano Band, Diamond Dave Baratta fiddle, steel guitar, mandolin, vocals; Joe Partash drums, vocal;
Jeanne Zano vocals, keyboards; Mike Dantone bass; Dennis Chabala guitar, vocals.
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Lori Nocito serves as
Tomato Festival chair
The Tomato Festival committee stand
will feature a limited edition water color
print signed by artist Sue Hand, Tomato
Festival T-shirts, golf shirts, aprons, pins
and magnets.
2011 Pittston Tomato Festival Commit-
tee:
Chairperson - Lori Nocito
Co-chairpersons - Michael Lombardo,
Jim Zarra
Vendor Chairperson - Susan Lombardo
Committee Stand Chairperson - Ben
Tielle
Parade Chairperson - James and Judy
Deice, Mary Ciarelli andClairellenHopple
5K Run Co-chairpersons - Jerry Mullar-
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Little Miss and Little - Mr. Tomato Con-
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Noone
Grounds Supervisors - Mike Lombardo,
Jim Zarra, Ken Bangs
Secretary - Jerry Mullarkey
Treasurer - Tom Sewatsky, CPA
Queen Scholarship Pageant Chairper-
son - Angel Noone
Electricity - Guido Galli
Committee Members - Mike Lombardo,
Susan Lombardo, Jim Zarra, Lori Nocito,
Lee Bantell, Phil Campenni, Jeanie Ban-
tell, Tony Bantell, ClairellenHopple, Mary
Chiarelli, Donna Connors, Ken Bangs,
Joan McFadden, Michael Lombardo, Esq.,
James Deice, Judy Deice, Joleen Lazecki,
Tom Sewatsky, Jerry Mullarkey, Chris La-
tona, Suzanne Agostinelli, Alan Dente,
Theresa Colella, Angel Noone, Jerry Me-
cadon, Esq., Krista Mecadon, Sherri Petri-
konis, Jennifer Yelen, Guido Galli, Gina
Miscavage, Jackie Galvin, Rita Skechus,
Paul Geroski, Judy Strelish, Cindy Esposi-
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Rich Kossuth, Barbara Altoe, Terri Zezza,
Tony Guariglia, Nicole Sowinski, Mike So-
winski, Carmella Gubbiotti and Chester
Montante.
Tomato Festival committee stand offers Sue Hand watercolor prints
Lori Nocito
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est vehicletobeparkedintheDispatchFleet
garage. The die-cast truck will be awarded
with numerous other giveaways at the 28th
Annual Pittston Tomato Festival. The 3100
Pickupbecomes the10thvehicleandsecond
truck in the Dispatch Fleet, joining the Sun-
day Dispatch Delivery Truck which was the
first vehicle inthe DispatchFleet.
Other vehicles in the fleet include, last
years 1957 Corvette, an SD School Bus, a
Volkswagon Beetle, a PT Cruiser, a Chevy
SSR, a Mini Cooper, a Hummer Humvee,
anda VolkswagonMicrobus.
The 53Pickupcanbe wonby usinga Dis-
patch Dollar for a free spin on the big wheel
at The Sunday Dispatch Booth (Booth #46)
at the Tomato Festival. This years Dispatch
Dollar can be found inside of this Sundays
Sunday Dispatch. Patrons may also spin the
wheel for a $1 donation to the Greater Pitt-
ston Food Pantry or the Care and Concern
HealthClinic.
Dispatch Fleet celebrates
10th anniversary with Chevy
PHOTO BY RICK NOTARI
This is the Sunday
Dispatch 1953 Chev-
rolet 3100 Pickup.
The die-cast truck
becomes the 10th
vehicle in the Dis-
patch Fleet. You can
win one at Booth
$46, or one of sever-
al other prizes by
spinning the Big
Wheel. Check the
Sunday Dispatch
main section for a
Dispatch Dollar, good
for one free spin.
As usual, the Sunday Dispatch Booth
(#46) at the annual Pittston Tomato Fes-
tival will be a beehive of activity with the
variety of giveaways, ranging from the lat-
est addition to The Dispatch Fleet of die-
cast vehicles (this years 1953 Chevy Pick-
up is No. 10), to our exclusive Tomato Fes-
tival T-Shirts, to note pads, handbags, Dis-
patch Coloring Books, and SD calendars.
Items can be won by spinning the Big
Wheel. Spins are free with a Dispatch Dol-
lar or by donating $1 to the Greater Pitt-
ston Food Pantry or the Care and Concern
Health Clinic.
Get your Sunday Dispatch souvenirs at Booth 46
PHOTO BY RICK NOTARI
Pictured at right are
some of the prizes you
can win at the Dis-
patch Booth at the
28th Annual Pittston
Tomato Festival.
Shown are the SD
T-shirt, hand bags,
coloring books and
this years Sunday
Dispatch vehicle a
53 Chevy Pickup. At
lower right, Dispatch
Intern and Arms of
Steel competitor Matt
Powell poses in this
years Sunday Dis-
patch Tomato Festival
giveaway T-Shirt.
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Run to honor fallen
hero Dale Kridlo
This years Pittston Tomato
Festival 5K Race will be run in
honor of SPC. Dale J. Kridlo, US
Army, who was killed in action in
Afghanistan last November and
is buried at Arlington National
Cemetery.
The run will take place on Sat-
urday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m.
Pre-registration forms can be ob-
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one who has not pre-registered
may register the day of the race.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.
at the Greater Pittston YMCA.
The 3.1 mile course will in-
clude downtown Pittston, the
Fort Jenkins Bridge, West Pitt-
ston and the Water Street Bridge.
Streets will be traffic con-
trolled and miles will be marked.
The course begins at Main and
William streets and ends at the
Tomato Festival grounds.
The entry fee is $12 in advance
and $17 afterwards. Checks can
be made payable to: The Pittston
Festival Association.
Traffic will be blocked fromen-
tering downtown Pittston at
10:30 a.m. The Pittston Tomato
Festival Parade will be held at
11:30 a.m. and all parade partici-
pants are asked to line-up by
10:30 a.m.
A total of 230 runners partici-
pated last year and many stayed
after the race and enjoyed the fes-
tival. A free T-shirt will be given
to the first 150 runners to regis-
ter. Race volunteers will receive a
race staff shirt.
Awards will be given in each
age group. The awards ceremony
will beheldimmediatelyafter the
run at the festival band shell.
For more information call Jer-
ry Mullarkey at 654-4601.
Annual 5K race begins on
Main Street and ends at
Tomato Festival grounds
At a planning session for the Pittston Tomato Festival 5K Race in honor of fallen hero Dale Kridlo are,
first row, from left, Albert Kridlo, Dales father, and Michelle Hopkins, co-chair; standing, Jay Duffy
and Jerry Mullarkey, co-chairs.
SPC. Dale Kridlo
FILE PHOTO
The scene near the start of a
previous Pittston Tomato Fes-
tival Run.
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Heres a tip: I often get my sau-
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Ever eat shells and broccoli? If
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chicken parmesan sandwiches
and portabella mushroom sand-
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I suggest hopping over booth
number 7 (Ill tell you why in a
minute) and going to number 8
where you will find Chef Michael
Valenti and, if you are in luck, po-
lenta. Never tasted it? Nows the
time. Hell also have eggplant rol-
FOOD
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FILE PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS
Mary Jane Hakim of Wilkes-Barre sinks her teeth into a potato pancake at a last years Pittston To-
mato Festival. See FOOD, Page 23
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lantini served with vodka sauce,
and other Italian dishes. Dont
miss this place.
Now, back to number 6. Thats
Ben and Georges Ice Cream and
by now, you should be good and
ready for dessert. Hope you
savedroomfor one of those sinful
Belgian waffles.
Were not finished with the re-
al food not by a long shot but
since we mentioned ice cream,
perhaps this is a good time to get
into some of the other desserts
since these booths are located
nearby. Since man does not live
on ice cream alone sometimes
there needs to be an apple dum-
pling or homemade fudge brow-
nie under it the TomatoFestival
presents Crazy CowIce Creamat
booth 12.
Two booths later (number 15)
is Bindi Desserts. Bindi is prob-
ably not Italian for decadent
but it should be. Here you will
find imported cakes and cheese
cakes along with gelato in an as-
sortment of flavors. Some festiv-
al-goers may want to start here
first and who can blame them?
Sweet tooth still not satisfied?
Just keep going. Sprinkles and
Shakes Ice Cream(booth 24) has
homemade ice cream cakes that
youll wind up telling all your
friends about and right next door
at booth 25 is Downhome Rice
Pudding with pudding in cones,
pudding to take home and pud-
ding parfaits.
And if you see a booth between
Bindi and Sprinkles with some-
one scoopingout Blue Ribbonice
cream, stop and have some. You
deserve it.
FOOD
Continued from Page 22
FILE PHOTO BY BILL TARUTIS
Kristen Killian of Wilkes-Barre, left, and Ron Dietrick of Pittston enjoy ice cream sundaes at last
years Pittston Tomato Festival.
See FOOD, Page 28
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The annual Tomato Fight
wont be the only fighting go-
ing on during the Tomato Fes-
tival. The 17th annual Arms of
Steel armsport, or arm wres-
tling, competition is also a
festival happening.
Its at Dianes Deli at 206 S.
Main Street, just down Main
Street from the Tomato Fes-
tival grounds on Saturday,
August 20. Weigh-ins are from
1:30 to 3 p.m. Start time is
3:30 p.m. sharp. Arms of Steel
will have a float in the festival
parade which begins at 11:30
a.m.
This will be the ninth year
the stand-up style arm wres-
tling tournament will be at
Dianes. In the early years it
was under a tent in the Coop-
ers parking lot.
Admission is free and
Dianes will be open during
the competition. The entry
fee is $20.
Tom Nitro Simko -- the
Pennsylvania director for the
International Armsport Fed-
eration is the founder and is
still running it.
Though the event has been
around since 1994 Simko said
hes excited about this years
competition as hes ever been.
Reasons for his excitement
are the caliber of the compet-
itors, and the trophies, which
are described as chameleon
trophies.
They change color as you
walk around them, Simko
said. They freaked me out. I
never saw anything like it.
The competitors Simko is
excited about could number
up to 80 including a dozen
women. Simko expects up to
nine states to be represented.
Simko, who as director and
referee doesnt compete, is al-
so excited to be competing for
a change.
Ranked no. 2 in the country
by American Armsport Asso-
ciation in the 143 and under
division, Simko will wrestle a
best out of five challenge
match against no. 1 Tim Clark
of New York.
The challenge match be-
gins at 3:30 Saturday as a spe-
cial addition to, not an official
part of, the Arms of Steel
event.
While Arms of Steel is a se-
ries of individual matches,
there is a state-team compo-
nent and that has Simko
charged up, too.
New York is gunning for
Pennsylvania and Im really
excited about it, Simko said.
Over the years the tourna-
ment has grown in size and in
prestige.
Arms of Steel is considered
one of the top two tourneys in
the state along with the State
Championships. Dianes will
also be the site of the Pennsyl-
vania State Championships in
September.
The tournament has six di-
visions: mens right, mens
left, womens, mens novice,
mens novice left and Masters
Open.
Mens right and novice are
divided into weight classes
from 0-154 to 221 and up.
The other divisions will be
split in half according to
weight.
Wrestlers can register as
teams for no extra charge. A
first-place teamplaque will be
awarded.
Tournament sponsors are
Dianes Deli, Hoof and Paw
Jeans, DeMinico Chiroprac-
tic, Pittston Appliance, Atty.
Joseph Novak, Toyota/Scion
of Scranton, Caddie Labars
Polaris, Bonner Chevrolet,
Nationwide Car sales, Ran-
som Quarry, Mobile Glass
Services, Pittston Tire and B
& G Beverage.
Call Tom "Nitro" Simko at
388-8612 for more informa-
tion.
Nitro Simko charged up
for 17th Arms of Steel
By Jack Smiles
Associate Editor
Last years Arms of Steel female place winners were, from left to right, Alana DeMinico, Patricia W.,
Debbie Price, Crystal Malek and Sue Fisher.
Tom "Nitro" Simko at right, rides with other arm wrestlers in last years Tomato Festival Parade.
PIctured from left to right, Chris Ratchford, Justin Kopa, Lisa Carroll, Mike "Flash" Surplus, and
Simko.
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Music, but loves and is influenced by all
kinds of music. As he put it, If its good, I
like it.
Chaump who has also written and re-
corded songs with David Rose Band and
Strawberry Jam-- wrote eight of the songs
himself and collaborated with bandmates
on two others. One of those collaborations
is withleadsinger Rebecca SantoroHetzel
on The One where Santoro Hetzels
sweet voicegives off abeautiful AnnieLen-
nox vibe. That vibe also comes through on
Show Our Love which features call and
response vocals between Santoro Hetzel
and Chaump.
Santoro Hetzel sings lead on seven of
the10 songs andChaump sings three. Oth-
er highlights include Dance the Night
Away set to a Bo-Diddley riff and Party on
Down the Line giving off a country rock
feel.
Chaump said most of his songs start
with an idea and lyrics. The basic tracks
were recorded in his home studio. The fin-
ished product is not over produced. We
wanted for a live feel to the sound,
Chaump said.
Again Groove Train will play at the To-
mato Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 without a
break performing a mix of covers and
songs from their album. The CDs will be
available at the bandshell. They are also
available at Gallery of Sound and online at
iTunes, CDBaby, Amazon.com, and Dig-
Station, as well as on the bands website at
www.groovetrainband.com
GROOVE
Continued fromPage 9
Groove Train, Zano Band
return for another Festival
of Over the Rainbow in the finals.
There was a monetary prize and the
next year she opened at the fair for
the national act, Jason Aldean. She
sang the National Anthem and one
other song. The next year she got a
full show at the fair opening for Lor-
rie Morgan.
Morgans keyboard player and pro-
ducer Mark Oliverius liked what he
heard. He offered to record Zano in
Nashville. Three of the songs on Here
I am are Zano originals Lost the
Feeling, Cant Get Over You and 8
Years of Life a moving ballet about
her sister you died at eight years old
and which won two songwriting con-
tests. I had written the one about my
sister a long time ago and the others
over the years. I had other songs. I
thought back which ones I would
want for the CD I brushed them up,
changed them up a little and sent
them down there, Zano said.
Zano and her band have been a hit
at Coopers Cabana, Grottos Grand
Slam Sports Bar, Bar on Oak and at
festivals all over the area.
On Saturday, August 27 at 9 p.m.
they will be headlining the Kielbassa
Festival in Plymouth. She and the
band will be back at Bar on Oak on
September 24.
ZANO
Continued fromPage 15
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Tomato Festival Committee
On Another Successful Year!
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But lets go back to Tonys Piz-
za (booth 9) and hit the spots we
missed.
Agal namedLisa Annwill be in
booth10 serving chicken spiedis,
London broil hoagies, piggies in
the blanket, and strawberry or
blueberry shortcake. You really
could spend your whole festival
right here.
At booth 11 is the Greenroom
Catering with something differ-
ent: Caribbean jerk chicken
wraps, jerk on a stick, and red
beans and seasoned rice. Wear
your flowered shirt.
A change of pace comes up at
booths13and14: Webbys Middle
Eastern foods with stuffed grape
leaves (another of my favorites),
hummus, and refreshing tabou-
leh. In the adjacent booth, Web-
bys offers funnel cakes, pizza frit-
ta and fried veggies.
Webbys neighbor Yogi (booth
16 and17) usually draws a crowd
with potato pancakes, pierogies,
noodles and cabbage, crab bis-
que, chicken bites and another of
my favorites, sweet potato fries.
The next thing I am about to
share you may find hard to be-
lieve but there are four booths I
have yet to mention (all in a row
at 19, 20, 21 and 22) that are so
spectacular theycouldbe a festiv-
al in themselves. Imnot kidding.
First is Gramma Aitas Kitchen.
Have the ravioli (meat or cheese)
and then send me a thank you
note. They also offer gnocchi and
porketta sandwiches. Everything
is homemade and delicious.
Next is Komenskys Market
whose kielbasa has been a favor-
ite of generations around here.
Theyll make a sandwich out of it
if you like, or just serve you a gen-
erous piece on a stick. Theyve al-
so been known to offer incredible
rum cake.
Then you come to Gricos Res-
taurant with Chef Pat Greenfield
at the helm.
This is often one of my earliest
stops, especially if she is serving
her sweet tomato pie, whichis re-
ally a kind of tart. You can get a
great steak sandwich here, too,
somefriendcalamari or achicken
scampi melt to die for.
And the quartet ends with La
Rosa Italiana serving gnocchi, la-
sagna and eggplant parmesan all
topped off with cannoli for dess-
ert.
If this all sounds overwhelm-
ing the solution is simple: attend
the Pittston Tomato Festival
more than once. I personally sug-
gest all four nights (or include
Saturday or Sunday afternoon if
you prefer).
The ice coldbeer, by the way, is
served in the adjacent firehouse
as a fundraiser for the hose com-
pany. They offer live entertain-
ment eachnight andnoone stops
youfrombringing inyour festival
food. What a way to windup your
taste tour.
FOOD
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The next thing I am about to share
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there are four booths I have yet to
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and 22) that are so spectacular
they could be a festival in them-
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Tomatoes once
called love apples
The tomato has had a curious
history.
Like its relative, the potato, it
originatedinSouthAmerica, was
taken to Europe by the Spaniards
in the early1500s, and fromthere
was brought to the American col-
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Although Thomas Jeffersons
diary mentions dwarf tomatas
andSpanishtomatas come to ta-
ble, most people in this country
and northern Europe were afraid
to eat them until about a century
ago because of their kinship and
similarity to the poisonous night-
shades.
Insteadthey were raisedinold-
fashioned gardens as ornamental
plants and their brightly colored
fruit, red or yellow but wrinkled
and much smaller than our mod-
ern tomatoes, were used to deco-
rate mantelpieces and were
called love apples.
Today, tomatoes are one of our
staple foods and we Americans
eat an average of about two bush-
els per personper year. One bush-
el is processed commercially into
canned tomatoes, soups, tomato
juice, green pickles, relishes and
ketchup. Oil from the seeds is
used in soap and paint.
The other bushel we buy fresh
or raise in our gardens, some-
thing popular throughout Grea-
ter Pittston.
While the tomato has a high
water content, it is an excellent
food. In addition to some carbo-
hydrate and protein, it is rich in
vitaminA, nicotinic acid, andstill
more so in vitamin C. Six ounces
of tomato juice are said to pro-
vide the average adult with his
minimum daily requirement of
the latter and about one-third his
need of vitamin A.
Tens of centuries ago the pre-
Incans in Peru began to cultivate
a nightshade-like vine plant with
little red sourish berries. It still
grows in the highlands of that
country.
There is also a shrubby tree to-
mato with yellow fruit which is
found on the slopes of the Andes
Mountains, as high as 13,000 feet
above sea level, and it can with-
stand severe frosts.
The pottery of these ancient
people includes accurate models
of several types of tomatoes as
well as corn, potatoes, peppers,
beans and squashes which they
had developed from wild plants
and grew as crops.
Over the centuries the tomato
was carried from Peru to the
Maya Indians of Central America
and thence to the Toltecs of Mex-
ico and their Aztec conquerors
who called it tomat. The Spa-
niards called it tomate.
Now it is grown outdoors
throughout the world except in
frigidandsemi-frigidzones. Even
in climates with short growing
season, large crops are possible if
the plants are started under
glass.
It will grow on almost any soil
but is killed by the first touch of
frost.
Something of a vegetable ho-
bo, it often thrives on ash piles,
garbage dumps and, because its
small seeds are not digested, on
beds of sewage sludge.
Tomatoes originated in South America and were thought poisonous
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You dont have to travel to Ba-
nul, Spain to squash and throw
tomatoes at your friends and
neighbors.
The Pittston Tomato Festival
Tomato Fights will be staged on
Saturday, August 20, at 1:30 p.m.
in the parking lot of Coopers on
the Waterfront Restaurant, 304
Kennedy Blvd., Pittston. The en-
try fee is $5, which includes use
of protective eye goggles. All pro-
ceeds will benefit local charities.
Participants must register in ad-
vance at Coopers Waterfront or
on August 20 at Coopers Water-
front.
One open round of up to 150
goggle wearing participants will
divide and face off in a battle
where there are no losers. Partici-
pants will toss rotten tomatoes
which will be aimed at friendly
foes across a parking lot. The
trick is not only to gather and
throwtomatoes, but also to duck
and throw.
Teams are welcome.
Space is limited to the first 150
people, and participants must be
15 years old or older. The event is
sponsored by Price Chopper.
The tradition of the Tomato
Fights began in 1944 in Banul,
Spain. Every year, truckloads of
tomatoes are dumped into the
town square and everyone is fair
game as they crush and throwto-
matoes at each other. The Pitt-
ston Tomato Fights will be a bit
more organized, albeit organized
chaos, and truckloads of fun.
Saturdays annual Tomato Fights always a big hit
FILE PHOTOS A scene from a previous episode of the Pittston Tomato Fights.
Some of the winners, or are they losers, of a past Tomato Fights event.
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Past Grand Marshals
a garden of champions
Past Grand Marshals of the Pittston To-
mato Festival were a gardenof community
champions.
The tradition of naming a Tomato Fes-
tival Grand Marshal began in 1990 when
Joe Amato, a National Champion drag rac-
er from Old Forge, got the honor for the
first time. Since then a Whos Who list of
community-minded Greater Pittston peo-
ple have had the honor.
This year for the festivals 28th anniver-
sary the GrandMarshal is Dr. JosephLom-
bardo.
Previous Grand Marshals
1990
Joseph Amato
1991
Eleanor Adonizio and Dolly Saporito
1992
Michael Insalaco
1993
Mayor Thomas Walsh
1994
Samuel Falcone
1995
Joseph Joyce
1996
Albert Melone and Margaret Labarre
Daniels
1997
Arthur Bartolai
1998
John Grimes and Mae Reddington
McHugh
1999
Robert Conroy, Sr.
2000
Maria Capolarella Montante
2001
Michael Marranca
2002
Russell Gunton
2003
Father Robert Romano
2004
Local officials: Mayor Michael Lombar-
do, John Gavigan, Chris Latona, Ken
Bangs, Phil Campenni, Donna Connors,
Charles Infantino, Gerry Mullarkey, Savi-
no Bonita, Police Chief Paul Porfirio, Fire
Chief Frank Roman, and Representative
Tom Tigue.
2005
Joseph Taviglione
2006
The Joyce Brothers: John, Joseph, Wil-
liam, David
2007
Val Delia (posthumously)
2008
All volunteers, vendors, performers and
loyal festival attendees
2009
Biagio Dente
2010
Care and Concern Health Clinic
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ago. I thought that might be the
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vailed.
The parade is Saturday, August
20, at 11:30 a.m.
Dr. Lombardo said being the
grand marshal is special in that
he follows in the foot steps of his
friend and high school classmate
Biagio Dente who rode as grand
marshal last year.
Joseph M. Lombardo, M.D.
was born in Pittston. He is the
son of the late Michael and
Louise Ross Lombardo. He has a
sister Colette and a brother, Mi-
chael. He is married to Mary El-
izabeth Smith Lombardo for 48
years. They are the parents of
eight children; Michael, Joseph,
James, John (deceased), Lisa,
Francis, Michelle and Robert. He
has thirteen grandchildren. He is
a member of Saint Maria Goretti
Church, Laflin.
Dr. Lombardo was class presi-
dent and graduated Summa Cum
Laude fromPittston High School
in 1956. He graduated with hon-
ors from University of Scranton
with a B.S. in Biology. He gradu-
ated from Stritch School of Med-
icine, Chicago, Illinois in 1964.
He did his internship at Wilkes-
Barre General Hospital 1964-
1965.
He was Captain in the U.S. Ar-
my1965-1966. He served30 years
as an inactive reserve where he
was a colonel, 1968-1998. He re-
ceived a commendation from
President Richard Nixon and
Governor Milton Schapp for
Meritorious Service during the
Vietnam conflict. He served as
Medical Director for Selective
Service Board #97 until end of
draft.
Dr. Lombardo started his med-
ical practice in the Greater Pitt-
ston area 43 years ago. He insti-
tuted the Department of Family
Practice at Wilkes-Barre General
and was chief from1971-1985. Dr.
Lombardo was elected as the
youngest President of Medical
Staff at Wilkes-Barre 1985-1987.
He was a member of the hospital
board 1985-1987.
He was a board member of Re-
treat State Hospital 1972-1976; a
board member of Luzerne Coun-
ty Community College 1981-pre-
sent (30 years).
He is the longest serving board
member. He is a member of the
Wilkes Hahnemann Board that
secured a six-year medical pro-
gram and served as Clinical In-
structor at Loyola Medical Col-
lege and Hahnemann Medical
school.
Dr. Lombardo was elected to
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital
Hall of Fame for Meritorious Ser-
vice to the hospital and staff and
elected to Luzerne County
Sports Hall of Fame for Sam Fal-
cone Lifetime Award along with
Dr. Nicholas Ruggiero and Dr.
Charles Myers.
He started the Anthrasilicosis
Clinic at Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital and served pro bono in
the clinic for 15 years. He was the
first full-time Emergency Room
Doctor at Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital (along with Dr. Pat De-
Gennaro).
He served 15 years at Charity
Clinic of Wilkes-Barre General
Hospital and five years as Physi-
cian for Pittston Blood Drive. He
is a former Rotarian.
He was awarded the 2008 Life-
time Achievement Award by the
Italian American Association of
Luzerne County.
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Dr. Lombardo said being the grand marshal is
special in that he follows in the foot steps of his
friend and high school classmate Biagio Dente
who rode as grand marshal last year.
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State Rep. Mike Carroll, left, and YMCA executive director Tina Fisher dish out some sauce last year
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Community Development Director Gerard Mullarkey
Mayor Jason Klush
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Since 1928
Well, which is it, fruit or vege-
table?
This was the question in 1893.
The Mexican growers were im-
porting tomatoes at prices the
American growers felt were just a
little too competitive.
The American growers sent a
letter to Congress and asked for a
tariff taxontheMexicanimports.
The Mexicans, thinking they
could get around the duty on veg-
etable imports, started to refer to
their tomatoes as fruit.
The question was finally re-
solved in the U.S. Supreme
Court, which ruled that it was a
vegetable.
Interestingly, its arguable that
the tomato is a fruit. It has a flesh
encased seed, by definition a
fruit.
Its a member of the vegetable
kingdom and hence a vegetable.
To confuse the issue even fur-
ther, it has multipleseeds andcan
be classified as a berry.
Whatever it is fruit, berry or
vegetable its the only item of
produce that ever required a spe-
cial United States Supreme
Court ruling.
And its the only item celebrat-
ed in an annual four-day festival
in Pittston, Pennsylvania.
The tomato: fruit, vegetable or berry?
U.S. Supreme Court called it a veggie
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2011 Pittston Tomato Festival
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FILE PHOTOS BY BILL TARUTIS
Isabel Middelton, 7, of West Pittston, rides on the bungee jump at the 2010 Pittston Tomato Festival.
Paul Ferentino, 2, of Pittston,
rides on one of Mos Tug Boats
at last years festival.
Brandon Houghtlin, 12, of Du-
ryea, climbs the rock wall at
last years festival.
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