Monday, February 25, 2013

Pittston City Mural Dedicated
Date: 12/17/2012 Album ID: 1584099
Photos by Tony Callaio
Former Pittston City Mayor Michael Lombardo addresses the crowd.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Michael Lombardo, speaks to the crowd. TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Bill Hastie.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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West Pittston native, local historian, and Knox Mine Disaster survivor, Bill Hastie, left, has a discussion with Jim Zarra prior to the evening's ceremony.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Pittston City Mayor Jason Klush addressed the crowd.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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A modest crowd braved the chilly temperatures for the mural dedication.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Fr. Paul McDonnell, OSJ, offically blessed the mural during the evenings program.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Mayor Jason Klush of Pittston City stands next to one of the artists of the mural, Dwight Kirkland.   TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Maria Montante addressed the audience on the importance of women in the garment industry that helped build the City of Pittston.   TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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One-time miner, Bill Hastie, a survivor of the Knox Mine Disaster, who stands at 6'3 dwarfs the mural's rendering of a coal miner.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Left, Attorney Girald Mecadon chats with local historian Bill Hastie, center, and fellow historian Bill Best.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Pictured are artists that have contributed their artwork around the City's downtown. Shown, left to right: Dwight Kirkland, mural artist; Maria Livrone (who's artwork is shown on the walls behind the artists); Crystal Wightman (who also has her art hanging in the UFCW lobby); and Mike Burnside, mural artist.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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Mural co-artist, Mike Burnside, signs a print of the mural that is for sale at the Arts Seen Gallery on Main Street. An autographed copy is $30 and an unsigned print is $20.  TONY CALLAIO FOR THE SUNDAY DISPATCH
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