Actor and awarded playwright Tracy Letts: ‘Having the time of my life’

NEW YORK — If you want to get Tracy Letts in your movie — and that might be a good idea since he has two up for best picture at the Oscars — you’d better proofread the script before you send it. Letts, who has supporting roles in “Lady Bird” and “The Post,” is also […]

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College Life: Making friends harder as an upperclassman

It seems like the further you get in school, the harder it is to make friends. I think this is especially true for people who’ve gotten their school/social life balance figured out; if they’re taking a full load of upper level courses, there is a lot more school and a lot less social life. If […]

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Contemporary Christian band Mercy Me to headline show at Mohegan Sun Arena

Mercy Me has had a big year, and the multi-platinum-selling band is bringing its music, its message and a few of its friends to Wilkes-Barre Township. On the heels of its latest, Grammy-nominated album and in anticipation of the release of a film based on its most popular hit, the contemporary Christian group will headline […]

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Baby boomers seem predisposed to living in mountains

DENVER — Colorado’s mountains aren’t the only places showing more white on top. Residents of the resort towns below are graying at some of the fastest rates in the country. Steamboat Springs, Edwards and Breckenridge ranked first, third and fourth, respectively, for the biggest gains in their senior populations this decade, while Glenwood Springs came […]

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Life Deconstructed: Dog Log: Entry one in Maria’s dog’s diary

Being Maria’s new puppy is a job. Don’t get me wrong; I love the old lady, but she is C.R.A.Z.Y. The day I was adopted, she hugged and kissed me a little too hard. I mean, really, puppies spinal columns are as fragile as dandelion stalks! Then, she had the audacity to put me in […]

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Poco and Jim Messina to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Poco is one of those classic rock-era bands whose members have been so successful — in Poco and other projects — it’s difficult to believe they all came through one group. Members of the seminal West Coast country-rock outfit have been involved with Buffalo Springfield, the Eagles and Loggins and Messina, but throughout 50 years […]

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Cooking On Deadline: Silky leek soup

No matter how many dazzling things we have the good fortune to eat in our lives, we often remember the simplest meals with as much power and affection as the fanciest. A humble, pureed vegetable soup is among those particular pleasures. Also, Proustian prose aside, if you’re feeling lazy, you can get from a few […]

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Amish Cook: New addition to the family arrives on Valentine’s Day

Picture this: It’s Tuesday evening, about 8:45, when Gloria tells me, “Daniel I started labor.” I was like, “You are kidding me!” I was excited to go to bed early and get a good night’s rest. I had this idea that I would like to be rested up when our brand-new bundle arrives. But guess […]

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‘SNL’ alum Quinn recovering from heart attack with humor

NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” alum Colin Quinn is exercising his wit days after a heart attack interrupted his busy touring schedule. The 58-year-old Quinn took to Twitter on Monday to let friends and foes alike know he’s “starting a list of those who didn’t ‘check in’ yet,” five days after his Valentine’s […]

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Mountain Top resident benefits from procedure that implants tiny pacemaker

MOUNTAIN TOP — At 94, retired attorney and judge Conrad Amend enjoys playing checkers with his 10-year-old grandson, Ashton, listening to his 13-year-old granddaughter, Lauren, play the piano, and perhaps sharing a tale from his days as a U.S. Navy signalman with his 15-year-old grandson, Jakson. “I had to work awful hard to win that […]

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