Scranton Cultural Center starts free craft workshop/film screening series

SCRANTON — Imagine previews being replaced with a craft workshop the next time you attend a major motion picture. At Scranton Cultural Center, they’re making that dream a reality. The 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton arts center will host one craft workshop/film screening event a month through May for children and families, starting with Jan. […]

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The pool’s open again for Montage Mountain’s annual polar plunge

SCRANTON — The Fourth Annual Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge is returning to Montage Mountain this month, and if jumping into water in the middle of winter isn’t your thing, don’t worry — it’s free to watch. It’ll be open swim from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Jan. 28 in an outdoor pool of water […]

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For Hanover Township’s Patty Phillips, running was more than a resolution

HANOVER TOWNSHIP — Forget the self-help books, gym memberships and fad diets — all one local woman needed to change her life was a pair of running shoes. Since Patty Phillips started running 32 years ago she has completed 35 marathons, including 13 Boston Marathons and all 21 Steamtown Marathons in Scranton. The walls of […]

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The American diet hasn’t changed in years — except for this one thing

Despite a slew of new studies, recommendations and nutrition fads ranging from gluten-free to paleo, the general American diet has not changed substantially since 2000, recent government data shows. Between 2000 and 2010, the most recent year for which complete data is available, the average American’s daily caloric intake declined by a mere 2 percent. […]

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Marriage-license applications, divorce filings in Luzerne County

Marriages & Divorces Marriage-license applications filed in the Luzerne County Register of Wills Office between Dec. 7 and Dec. 21, 2016: Ferdinand Horton Barlow, Jr., Hunlock Creek, and Kathleen Marie Siewak, Hunlock Creek. Nichole Comstock, Dallas, and Devon Silva, Kingston. Brittany Appelonia Smetana, Trucksville, and Eric Joseph Jacobs, Trucksville. Angel Anthony Delapaz, Forty Fort, and […]

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E-bikes may be next step for bikers, next giant leap for the sport

WILKES-BARRE — The bikes of the future are upon us, and Around Town Bicycles is offering a free demonstration of what that ride will be like. The Specialized Turbo Levo is a mountain e-bike that assists riders looking for an extra boost. The Turbo Levo requires a rider to pedal to receive output from the […]

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Record breaking Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell returns to Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell is embarking on an extensive United States tour next year that includes a stop at F.M. Kirby Center. This year, O’Donnell became the first recording artist to have one new album appear on the UK Artist Album Chart every year since 1988. He has had 30 Top 30 albums […]

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Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound celebrate live CD with Kirby Center show

WILKES-BARRE — Alexis P. Suter Ministers of Sound will celebrate the release of their recently recorded record “Live From Briggs Farm Blues Festival” with an event at F.M. Kirby Center. In July, Suter and her ministers teamed up with Briggs Farm Blues Records to release a live CD featuring songs from their set performed earlier […]

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Tree farms don’t just grow Christmas trees, they grow traditions

What makes a tree the cream of the crop at a Christmas tree farm? Specifications vary from family to family, but for siblings Will, Emily and Lizzy Barrouk, the deciding factor comes courtesy of a certain jolly bearded man. “They usually end up picking out whatever they end up bonding with,” said the siblings’ mother, […]

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Northeast Pennsylvania’s holiday rockers celebrate 15 years

PITTSTON — Trans-Siberian Orchestra isn’t the only arena-style Christmas music performers. Northeastern Pennsylvania has its own homegrown group of yuletide rockers, and 2016 marks the group’s 15th year of holiday cheer. Twelve Twenty-Four started as a TSO-inspired show featuring TSO music, but since the band’s formation in 2002, Twelve Twenty-Four released two albums of original […]

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