2014 Happie Awards by Happenings Magazine

Presenting Happenings’ 2014 Happie Awards!

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Thank you for your votes in the 2014 Happie Awards!

Over four months, Happenings’ readers voted weekly in over 100 categories. Votes went to the businesses within Happenings’ 10-county coverage area that make people most “Happie!”

 

Watch a video slideshow of the Happie Meal and Awards Presentation here!

 

Happenings is proud to announce…

The 2014 Happie Award winners!

 

Best Antiques
A Picker’s Find, Honesdale

Best Fundraiser
Touch a Truck by Junior League of Scranton, Scranton

Best Local Musicians
Mace in Dickson Band, Clarks Summit

Best Late-Night Hangout
Backyard Ale House, Scranton

Best Wedding Photographer
Photography by Seneca, Montrose

Best Wedding Dress Shop
Seneca’s Bridal and Dress Boutique, Montrose

Best Sushi
Kabuki, Peckville

Best Optometrist
Dr. Ken Savitski, Kenneth Savitski Optometry, Peckville

Best Pet Groomer
Shear Pawfection Pet Grooming, Waverly

Best Insurance Agent
Christie Bonnice, State Farm Insurance Agent, Wilkes-Barre

Best Nonprofit
Interfaith Friends, Tunkhannock

Best Chiropractor
Porzio-Hawley Chiropractic, Clarks Summit

Best Independent Distributor
Joanna Connor, Stella & Dot

Best Local Author
Tiffany Cloud Olson (Author of Sleeping with Dog Tags)

Best History-Centered Event
Dunmore Cemetery Tour, Dunmore

Best Family Resort
Woodloch Resort, Hawley

Best Wedding Venue
Woodloch Resort, Hawley

Best Tutor/Tutoring Service
Jennifer Kresock, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, Clarks Summit

Best College Counselor
Jennifer Kresock, NEPA Career and College Counseling Associates, Clarks Summit

Best Place to Adopt a Pet
One Life to Live Pet Rescue & Adoption, Inc., Scranton

Best Library
Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit

Best Hospital
Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton

Best Children/Family Photographer
Leah Daniels Photography, Moscow

Best Seafood Restaurant
Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton & Pittston

Best Pet-Centered Event
Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Pet Walk, Clarks Summit

Best Place to Buy Children’s Clothes
Wallflower, Honesdale

Best Place to Buy Women’s Clothes
Wallflower, Honesdale

Best Place to Buy Gifts
Wallflower, Honesdale

Best Car Dealer
Edward J. Schwarz, Inc. Buick GMC, Honesdale

Best Garden Shop
Honesdale Agway, Honesdale

Best Supermarket
Wegmans Supermarket, Dickson City & Wilkes-Barre

Best Farm/CSA
Josie Porter Farm, Stroudsburg

Best Summer Camp
Monroe County Conservation District’s Kettle Creek for Kids, Stroudsburg

Best Children’s Dentist
Pediatric Dental Specialist, LLC, Clarks Summit

Best Builder/Remodeler
KRK Construction, Clarks Summit

Best Home Improvement Store
Lowes, Northeast PA Region

Best Limo Company
Gilbride Limo, Olyphant

Best Pizza Restaurant
Colarusso’s Coal Fired Pizza, Dickson City

Best Dentist
Compete Health Dentistry of NEPA (Formerly Smiles by Design), Honesdale

Best Primary Care Doctor
Dr. Kenneth H. Rudolph, MD, Scranton

Best Water Park
Camelbeach Waterpark, Tannersville

Best Ski Resort
Ski Shawnee/Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Golf Resort
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Hotel for Business Travel
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Hotel
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Resort/Hotel for Girlfriend Getaways
Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Bar
Slopeside Pub and Grill at Blue Mountain, Palmerton

Best Value
Slopeside Pub and Grill at Blue Mountain, Palmerton

Best Veterinarian
Dr. Robert Noto, Memorial Veterinary Hospital, Scranton

Best Pet Boarder (tie)
Springbrook Kennels, Inc, Spring Brook

Best Pet Boarder (tie)
Hidden Valley Kennels, Nicholson

Best Place to Buy Pet Supplies
Petsmart, Dickson City

Best Resort
Cove Haven, Lakeville

Best Romantic Resort
Cove Haven, Lakeville

Best Winter Resort
Cove Haven, Lakeville

Best Summer Resort
Cove Haven, Lakeville

Best Animal Hospital
Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center, Clarks Summit

Best Travel Agent
AAA, Scranton

Best Ballet/Dance Company
Elite Dance Company, Hazleton

Best Place for a Night Out
Spirited Art, Dickson City

Best Sports Team/Experience
WBS Penguins, Wilkes-Barre

Best Florist
Ambiance Event Planning & Floral Designs, Scranton

Best Tuxedo Rental
Savvi by Sarno & Son, Scranton

Best Wedding/Event Planner
Kelly Moore, Ambiance Event Planning & Floral Designs, Scranton

Best Caterer
Constantino’s Catering, Dunmore

Best Oncologist
Dr. Harmar Brereton, Northeast Radiation Oncology Centers, Dunmore

Best Farmers’ Market
Co-Op Farmers’ Market, Scranton

Best Chocolates
Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Dunmore

Best Bank/Credit Union
NET Federal Credit Union, Scranton, Olyphant

Best Photographer
Rich Banick Photography, Scranton

Best Car Wash
Elmy Detailing in Motion, Dunmore

Best Fair/Festival
Pittston Tomato Festival, Pittston

Best Outdoor Event
Pittston Tomato Festival, Pittston

Best Town-Wide Event
Pittston Tomato Festival, Pittston

Best Children’s Membership
Lake Hideaway, Moscow

Best Wedding Baker
Sarah Hayduk, Infinite Sweets, Scranton

Best DJ/Wedding Band
UUU, Scranton

Best Subs/Hoagies
Primo Hoagies, Scranton

Best Orthodontist
Dr. Joyce A. Perih, Scranton

Best Food Truck
What the Fork, Scranton

Best Café
Zummo’s Cafe, Scranton

Best Ice Cream
Manning Farm Dairy, Dalton, Clarks Summit, Dunmore, West Scranton, Scranton

Best Place for Mother’s Day Dining
The Gallery at Pierce Plaza, Kingston

Best New Restaurant
JJ McNally’s, Scranton

Best Hospice Care
Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Wilkes-Barre

Best Place to Buy Men’s Clothes
Burlap and Bourbon, Scranton

Best Place to Buy Healthy Food
Everything Natural, Clarks Summit

Best Mall/Shopping Center
Viewmont Mall, Scranton

Best Dry Cleaner
Eagle Cleaners, Clarks Summit

Best Annual Event
Clarks Summit Festival of Ice by Abington Business & Professional Association, Clarks Summit

Best Gala/ Black Tie Event
Blue Ribbon Gala by Marley’s Mission, Newton

Best Race
Steamtown Marathon, Forrest City to Scranton

Best Art-Centered Event
Second Friday Art Walk, Pittston

Best Casino
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre

Best Concert Venue
Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Wilkes-Barre

Best Realtor
Barry Kaplan, Clarks Summit

Best Overall Restaurant
Fern Hall Inn, Clifford

Best Breakfast
Fern Hall Inn, Clifford

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
Fern Hall Inn, Clifford

Best Bed and Breakfast
Fern Hall Inn, Clifford

Best Resort/Hotel for Girlfriend Getaways
Fern Hall Inn, Clifford

Best Wine List
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Wilkes-Barre

Best Steaks
Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Wilkes-Barre

Best Wings
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley

Best View
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley

Best Atmosphere
Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Resort, Hawley

Best College or University
University of Scranton, Scranton

Best High School
Scranton High School, Scranton

Best Elementary School
William Prescott Elementary School, Scranton

Best Pre-School
William Prescott Pre-School, Scranton

Best Teacher
Jodi Griffiths, William Prescott Pre-School, Scranton

Best Continuing Education Program
Johnson College, Scranton

Best Distance Education School
Misericordia University, Dallas

Best Non-Credit Training or Professional Development Program
Leadership Lackawanna, Scranton

Best Rehab Facility
Allied Services Integrated Health System, Clarks Summit

Best Cardiologist
Dr. Linda Barrasse, Great Valley Cardiology, Scranton

Best Obstetrician/Gynecologist
Dr. Barbara Plucknett, Scranton

Best Museum
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art, Scranton

Best Ethnic Restaurant
Savory Maza, Scranton

Best Zoo/Animal Attraction
Claws N’ Paws, Lake Ariel

Best Event Venue
Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, Scranton

Best Pumpkin Patch/Fall Fun Attraction
Roba’s Family Farms, North Abington

Best Christmas Tree Farm
Roba’s Family Farms, North Abington

Best New Business
R / Drybar, Clarks Summit

Best Winery
Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, Olyphant

Best Downtown for Shopping
Scranton

Most Creative Foods
Aurant’s, Duryea

Best Event Company
MCR Productions, West Pittston

Best Patio Dining
Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood, Scranton

Best Horse-Drawn Carriage
Brookvalley Farm, Carbondale

Best Candy Store
Ebb’s Candy Jar, Tunkhannock

Best Pastries
Brankos Patisserie du Jour, Honesdale

Best College President
Dr. Scheinman, TCMC, Scranton

Best Emergency Care for Pets
Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center, Clarks Summit

Best Animal Hospital
Memorial Veterinary Hospital, Dickson City, Old Forge, Throop

Best Children’s Event
Moments of Magic Consignment Sale, Blakely

Best Movie Theater
Cinemark, Moosic

Best Teacher/Professor
Kristel Gallagher, Keystone College, Factoryville

Best Water Outfitter
Shawnee River Adventures, Shawnee-on-Delaware

Best Diner
Glider Diner, Scranton

Best Dog Park
Hillside Park, Clarks Summit

Best Blog
It’s a Keeper

 

Congratulations to all winners! It’s certainly an exceptional skill to keep people Happie! Keep up the great work!

 Please check back to vote for new winners in 2015!