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‘Just Like Fred Astaire’ bittersweet tale based on personal experience

On one side of the family equation, middle-aged Michael and Grace have a daughter just learning to drive, a son who broke his ankle playing football, and plenty of worries about their kids’ companions. Will there be drinking at that party? Drugs? Could daughter Maria’s new boyfriend be taking advantage of her? And what will […]

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Italian student experiences life in US through exchange program

EXETER — For 18-year-old Angelica Dore, 2017-18 is turning out to be a year of first-time experiences: Studying anatomy at the high-school level and playing on a basketball team. Sampling new foods, such as peanut butter paired with jelly. Watching with wonder as grown-ups, not just children, wear costumes for Halloween. “I do recommend it,” […]

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Cooking on deadline: Black lentil and butternut squash

Black lentils have so much drama to them, especially when they are paired with anything that is contrasting in color … which is pretty much anything that isn’t black as well. If you prefer to cook the lentils in chicken or vegetable broth, you will have a more flavorful dish all around. If you use […]

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Cooking on deadline: Winter greens, apple, cranberry, goat cheese salad

When it comes to planning a holiday spread, a salad is often an afterthought. Stately roasts, crowd-pleasing potatoes and sultry pies tend to grab the spotlight, and by the time we think, “Oh, yeah, we should probably have a salad,” a bag of mixed lettuces and a container of cherry tomatoes might be all we […]

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Amish Cook: Preparing for winter by making big batch of chili soup

My husband, Daniel, is the type to always be looking for something to keep life interesting and finding things to do off the beaten path. One aspect of life in which he has been a blessing for me is food. He likes coming up with new ways to prepare food or simplify and shorten the […]

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Comedian Jim Breuer to perform Feb. 24 at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that comedian, actor and author Jim Breuer will visit the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square, at 8 p.m. Feb. 24. Breuer’s high-energy stage performance, razor-sharp impressions and family-friendly routine make him one of the most well known comedians in the stand-up circuit. He’s been named one of Comedy […]

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To your health: Proper diet while breastfeeding important to baby’s growth

She’s here! Eve Casale MacNally arrived at 9:51 a.m. on Dec. 1, 2017 in Chicago, Ill., weighing 7 pounds, 11 ounces and measuring 20.5 inches in length. She’s great; Kate’s fine; Andy’s glowing; and my wife Mary is absolutely delirious. Once again, I was like a cat on a hot tin roof, remembering every bizarre, […]

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‘Take all their excuses away’: Hard cases in heroin fight

CHICAGO — The van was coming for Richard Rivera, but it was taking a long time. He waited inside the entrance of Saint Anthony Hospital where he had spent the past three days getting off heroin. His next stop: a sober-living facility. As his addiction counselor, DeValle Williams, kept a silent watch, the 49-year-old Rivera […]

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Concert at Misericordia University set for Friday has been canceled

DALLAS TWP. — Due to unforeseen circumstances, the concert sponsored by the Misericordia University Class of 2018 featuring the Beyond Harmony a cappella group, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, has been cancelled. http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/web1_Concert.jpg

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Poco to reunite with co-founder Jim Messina Feb. 22 at F.M. Kirby Center

The F.M. Kirby Center has announced that classic-era West Coast country-rock outfit Poco will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. The performance will act as a reunion for the band, still led by co-founder and frontman Rusty Young, with co-founder Jim Messina. According to a press release […]

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