2015 Happie Awards Winners

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Happenings Magazine is delighted to announce the local businesses that won the second annual Happie Awards! Winners were chosen by satisfied customers who voted online at www.HappeningsPA.com for businesses that made them most Happie. Congratulations to all the winners and their Happie customers!

Best Restaurant Overall– Ehrhardt’s Waterfront, Hawley
Best Restaurant for Seafood– Cooper’s Seafood
Best Restaurant for Pizza– Arcaro & Genell, Old Forge
Best Wine List– Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Twp.
Best Restaurant for Breakfast– Viewmont Diner, Dickson City
Best Restaurant for Sushi– Atami, Clarks Summit
Best Restaurant for Steaks– Carl Von Luger Steak and Seafood, Scranton
Best Restaurant for Wings– Kelly’s, Scranton
Best Restaurant for Subs/Hoagies– Vino’s Deli, Wilkes-Barre
Best Vegetarian Restaurant– Eden, Scranton
Best Shop for Children’s  & Women’s Clothes– Wallflower, Honesdale
Best Shop for Men’s Clothes– Arts for Him, Honesdale
Best Shop for Gifts– Everything Natural, Clarks Summit
Best Car Dealer– Motorworld, Wilkes-Barre
Best Garden Shop– Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock
Best Antique Shop– A Picker’s Find, Honesdale
Best Healthy Food Shop– Everything Natural, Clarks Summit
Best Supermarket– Wegman’s, Dickson City
Best Mall/Shopping Center– Viewmont Mall, Scranton
Best Photographer– Rich Banick, Dunmore
Best Shoe Repair– Clem’s, Dickson City
Best Tailor/Seamstress Alterations– Thread to Sew, Dunmore
Best Car Wash/Detailing– Elmy Detailing in Motion, Dunmore
Best Accountant– Ron Daniels
Best Mechanic– OK Tire & Auto Service Center, Clarks Summit
Best Computer Repair– Best Buy, Dickson City
Best Farm/CSA– Brookvalley Farm, Carbondale
Best Dry Cleaner– Mercury Cleaners, Scranton
Best Annual Event– Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack
Best Fundraiser– A Chair Affair, Junior Achievement of NEPA
Best Gala/Black Tie Event– Coaches vs Cancer, Scranton
Best Race– Steamtown Marathon, Scranton
Best Fair/Festival– La Festa Italiana, Scranton
Best Outdoor Event– Public Maple Sugaring Day- Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry
Best History-Centered Event– Dunmore Cemetery Tour presented by Dearly Departed Players, Dunmore
Best Town-Wide Event– First Friday Scranton
Best Art-Centered Event– Fine Arts Fiesta, Wilkes-Barre
Best Educational Event/Seminar– Summit University Alumni Bible Conference, Clarks Summit
Best Family Resort– Keen Lake Campground & Cottage Resort, Waymart
Best Children/Family Photographer– Cheryl Kaiser Fine Photography
Best Place for Children’s Haircuts– Visible Changes, Honesdale
Best Summer Camp– Summit University Big Blue Sports Camps, Clarks Summit
Best Pediatrician– Honesdale Pediatrics, Honesdale
Best Children’s Dentist– Dr. Paoli & Dr. Hanyon, Pediatric Dental Specialists, Clarks Summit
Best Birthday Party Planner– Jennifer Keating
Best Children’s Membership– Everhart Museum Early Explorers, Scranton
Best Children’s Event– Moments of Magic Children’s Consignment Sale
Best Local Musician/Band– Skip Monday
Best Concert Venue– Montage Mountain Toyota Pavilion, Moosic
Best Ballet/Dance Company– Ballet Theatre of Scranton, Scranton
Best Library– Albright Memorial, Scranton
Best Place for a Night Out– Slopeside Pub at Blue Mountain, Palmerton
Best Casino– Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre
Best Sports Team– Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Best Late-Night Hangout– Trax Platform Lounge at Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Best Movie Theater– Cinemark, Moosic
Best Local Theater Company– Ghostlight Productions, Clarks Summit
Best Builder/Remodeler– KRK Construction, Keith Kobesky, Clarks Summit
Best Home Improvement Store– Gay’s True Value, Tunkhannock
Best Home Inspector– Tom Berardelli
Best Realtor– Barry Kaplan, Classic Properties, Clarks Summit
Best Gas/Oil Provider– Atlantic Propane, Scranton
Best Heating & Cooling Repair– T.E. Spall and Son, Carbondale
Best Plumber– Wayne Pisanchyn, Clarks Summit
Best Electrician-Dave Misiura
Best Lawn Care Provider– Lawn Doctor, Pittston
Best Basement Water Protection Services– B-Dry System, Spring Brook
Best Wedding Photographer– Photography by Seneca, Montrose
Best Dress Shop-Diamonds and Lace, State College
Best Wedding Baker– Delectable Delights, State College
Best DJ/Band– Nittany Entertainment, State College
Best Wedding Venue– Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Best Limo Company– Fullington, State College
Best Florist– Ambiance Event Planning and Floral Designs, Scranton
Best Tuxedo Rental– Sarno & Son, Scranton
Best Wedding/Event Planner– Cindy Condella of Condella Consulting
Best Caterer– Mad Chef, State College
Best College– Johnson College, Scranton
Best High School– Abington Heights, Clarks Summit
Best Elementary School– Fell Charter, Simpson
Best Preschool– Learn and Grow Early Childhood Center, Scranton
Best Continuing Education Provider– Summit University, Clarks Summit
Best Cyber School– PA Cyber Charter School
Best Tutoring Service– NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, Clarks Summit
Best Non-Credit Training/Professional Development Program– Leadership Lackawanna, Scranton
Best College Counselor– Jennifer Kresock, Clarks Summit
Best Teacher/ Professor– Dr. Ritch Kelley, Summit University, Clarks Summit
Best Food Truck– What the Fork, Wilkes-Barre
Best Service– Terra Preta, Scranton
Best Bar– Coopers Seafood House
Best Café– Zummo’s, Scranton
Best Place to Dine with Kids– Mill City Restaurant and Dairy Bar, Dalton
Best Romantic Dining– POSH, Scranton
Best Ethnic Restaurant– Amber Indian Restaurant, Moosic
Best Diner– Chick’s Diner, Scranton
Best Value– Cafe Rinaldi, Old Forge
Best Atmosphere– Old Brook Inn, Spring Brook Twp.
Best Dentist– Nataupsky Family Dentistry, Kingston
Best Orthodontist– Dr. Joyce A. Perih Orthodontics, Dunmore
Best Hospital– Geisinger
Best Primary Care Physician– Dr. Louis Adamo, Scranton
Best Rehabilitation Facility– Allied Services, Scranton
Best Oncologist– Northeast Radiation Oncology Center, Dunmore
Best Cardiologist– Dr. Matthew Stopper, Great Valley Cardiology, Scranton
Best Obstetrician/ Gynecologist– Dr. Christine L. Phillips, Geisinger, Scranton
Best Optometrist– Northeastern Eye Institute
Best Audiologist– Maggie Marriotti, Hearing Specialists of NEPA
Best Family Attraction– Knoebel’s Amusement Resort
Best Date-Night Destination– Mt. Airy Casino Theater, Mt.Pocono
Best Family Fun Park/ Mini Golf– Lahey’s Family Fun Park, Clarks Summit
Best Yoga– Kelly O’Brien of Mission Yoga, Scranton
Best Water Park-Camelbeach, Tannersville
Best History/Heritage Attraction– Everhart Museum, Scranton
Best Museum– Gettysburg Natl Military Park Museum and Visitors Center
Best Water Outfitter– Endless Mountain Outfitters, Sugar Run
Best Ski Resort– Elk Mountain Ski Resort, Union Dale
Best Golf Course– Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony
Best Veterinarian– Dr. Robert Noto, Memorial Veterinary Hospital, Dickson City
Best Pet Groomer– Flawless Paws, Clarks Summit
Best Pet Boarding Facility– Eva’s Play Pups Countryside Dog Camp, Union Dale
Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies– PetSmart, Dickson City
Best Pet Adoption– Laura’s Hope Rescue, Hop Bottom
Best Horse Boarding– Blue Stone Valley Acres, Laceyville
Best Riding Stable/Trail Rides– Happy Trails Riding, Lake Ariel
Best Dog Park– Abington Dog Park, Clarks Summit
Best Zoo– Claws N Paws, Hamlin
Best Pet-Centered Event- Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Walk, Clarks Summit
Best Spa– The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley
Best Salon– Style at 529, Dunmore
Best Stylist– Tricia Bell, Style 529, Dunmore
Best Shoe Store– Sole to Soul, Clarks Summit
Best Accessories Store– Charming Charlie
Best Massages– Woodhouse Day Spa, Kingston
Best Manicures/ Pedicures– Serenity Spa at Camelback Lodge
Best Jeweler– Wisnosky Jewelers, Tunkhannock
Best Fitness Center– Lake Region Fitness, Hawley
Best Personal Trainer– Gina Lecce, Lake Region Fitness, Hawley
Best Bed and Breakfast– Fern Hall Inn, Clifford
Best Hotel– Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton
Best Overall Resort– Woodloch Pines, Hawley
Best Romantic Resort– Cove Haven Entertainment Resort, Lakeville
Best Hotel for Girlfriend Getaways– The French Manor, South Sterling
Best Hotel for Business Travel– The Lodge at Keen Lake, Waymart
Best Campground– Keen Lake Campground, Waymart
Best Winter Resort– Woodloch Pines, Hawley
Best Summer Resort– Woodloch Pines, Hawley
Best Vacation Rental– Lodge at Keen Lake, Waymart
Best Local Brewery– Three Guys and a Beer’d, Carbondale
Best Blog– David DeCosmo
Best Farm Market– Scranton Farmers Market
Best Chocolate Producer– Dunmore Candy Kitchen
Best Event Venue– Scranton Iron Furnaces
Best Senior Living Center– Elan Gardens, Clarks Summit
Best Ice Cream– Manning’s Farm Dairy
Best Bank– Wayne Bank
Best Local Author– Margo L. Azzarelli
Best Christmas Tree Farm– Roba’s Tree Farm, Dalton & Greenfield Twp.
Best Insurance Agency– Christie Bonnice- State Farm, Wilkes-Barre
Best Nonprofit Organization– Community Cares for Kids
Best Chiropractor– Andrew Hawley, Porzio-Hawley, Clarks Summit
Best Music Instructor– Ed Loch, Wilkes-Barre
Best Architect-Michael Muller, Scranton
Best Christmas/Hanukkah Event– The Gift at Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, Dallas
Best Place for Mother’s Day Dining– Lukan’s Farm Resort, Hawley
Best Business Association– Scranton Chamber of Commerce
Best Visitors Bureau– Lackawanna County Convention and
Visitors Bureau Best Interior Designer/Decorator– Jane Leslie & Co.
Best New Business– Case Quattro Winery, Peckville
Best New Restaurant– Olde Brook Inn, Spring Brook Twp.
Best Hospice Care Provider– Compassionate Care Hospice
Best Independent Distributor– Monica Scaduto, Mary Kay
Best Home Health Care Provider– Traditional Home Health Care, Dunmore
Best Pharmacy– CVS Pharmacy
Best Local Artist– Ky Betts, Scranton
Best Winery– Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Scott Twp.
Best Downtown for Shopping– Scranton
Best Pumpkin Patch Autumn Family Fun Attraction– Roba Family Farm, Dalton