Flourish Wilkes-Barre plans Branderella Ball for disadvantaged teens

The second annual Branderella Ball, designed to provide a stress-free night of music, laughter and togetherness for teenage foster children living in Luzerne County, will take place on Jan. 6 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. The formal event is hosted by Flourish Wilkes-Barre, a non-profit community outreach organization, which is rallying […]

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Amish Cook: Healthy chocolate a holiday special in Yoder household

How can it be that Christmas is actually just around the corner? It just seems unreal that Thanksgiving has already passed and Christmas preparations are in full swing almost every way you turn. While I tend to try to “slow time down” (if there is such a thing), my husband, Daniel, is ever optimistically excited […]

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Naples celebrates UNESCO recognition of art of pizza making

NAPLES, Italy — The city of Naples, often in headlines for its garbage woes and mafia violence, is celebrating international recognition of its tastier side. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday added the art of the Neapolitan pizza maker, or “pizzaiuolo,” to its list of “intangible cultural heritage of humanity.” […]

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KitchenWise: Serve petite beef filet for a holiday dinner

Want to serve a fancy roast for Christmas dinner without breaking the bank? Try a petite beef filet. Cut from the shoulder, long and thin, and weighing between 8-10 ounces, the petite filet looks like a mini tenderloin of beef — one of the priciest and most popular of roasts. But it’s much less expensive […]

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Make delicious chicken and rice under pressure — in a cooker

Chicken and Rice is having a moment. Whether you make the Spanish staple, Arroz con Pollo or make up your own version, it is soul-satisfying and perfect for the cooler weather. A few weeks ago, I made a version of Arroz con Pollo that a friend remembered from his favorite childhood restaurant. It was green […]

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Iconic Talking Heads founder David Byrne to perform at Kirby Center in WB

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that singer, songwriter and visual artist David Byrne will visit the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square, at 7:30 p.m. March 4. The creative force behind the singular-sounding Talking Heads, Byrne helped fashion such hits as “Psycho Killer,” Burning Down The House,” “Once In A Lifetime,” “And She Was” […]

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To your health: Tips to help parents get newborns to sleep soundly

What?… I thought he just wrote about getting kids to sleep. We talked about toddlers. As I have just reconfirmed, after spending time with a newborn — beautiful, lovely, precious and all that — they’re a whole other ball of wax. As the parent of a newborn, sleep is a precious commodity. That’s because during […]

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Low-income Medicaid recipients in poor health but have drive to improve

WASHINGTON — It’s one of Medicaid’s challenges. While low-income people are more likely to struggle with health problems such as smoking and depression, new research shows many are motivated to improve. Thursday’s study from the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index found that 40 percent of people on Medicaid say they’re in fair or poor health, compared with […]

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Baby formula maker issues global recall over salmonella fears

PARIS — Baby milk maker Lactalis and French authorities have ordered a global recall of millions of products over fears of salmonella bacteria contamination. The French company, one of the world’s largest dairy groups, said it was warned by health authorities in France that 26 infants have become sick since Dec. 1. According to a […]

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Christopher Cross, Yanni to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that songwriter Christopher Cross and composer Yanni will be on its 2018 calendar. Cross, a five-time Grammy-winner, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 4 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. Cross’ 1980 self-titled debut made history in the music industry when it earned him all five of […]

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