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College Life: Now is the time to change for the better

My freshman self would not recognize the senior me. I thought of this as I walked past my freshman dorm recently, on my way to my part-time job at the Times Leader. You know when your life seems to zoom out, and it’s like you’re looking at yourself from someone else’s eyes? I became disoriented. […]

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College life: Taking surprises in stride an important part of fulfillment

Just when you think you have it down, life throws something else at you. I think that’s one of the most painstaking lessons I’ve learned at college. It might sound like the kind of lesson that toughens you. Mostly, though, it’s just acquainted me with how weird being an adult is sometimes; anything can happen […]

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Suez schedules fire hydrant cleaning and testing in Shavertown on Sept. 8-9

KINGSTON TWP. — Fire hydrants will be flushed and tested in the Suez Water Company service area in Shavertown from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8 to about 6 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9. The maintenance program is part of Suez’s distribution system maintenance. Fire hydrants are flushed to remove harmless minerals that collect in […]

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Diocese of Scranton to take a collection to aid storm victims

SCRANTON — The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops requested each diocese participate in an emergency monetary collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The collection will occur in the Diocese of Scranton during the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. The emergency collection will be used both to support the humanitarian and recovery […]

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I’m Big Now and Back Mountain Academy set to open for 2017-18 school year

KINGSTON TWP. — Having outgrown its former Dallas home, the I’m Big Now preschool has moved to a larger site, allowing space to expand services and offer elementary school programming, said Christine Mitten, the school’s director of education. The 22-year-old early education facility moved July 1 from its previous location in the Hartman Insurance Plaza […]

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Newspaper legacy, journalist Barbara DeWitt Smith returns to Wyoming Valley

What really got me was the 5.3-magnitude earthquake. One night last summer, when I was working late at home in Palm Springs, Calif., I heard a huge, eerie roar, as if a jet were taking off outside my front door. A second later, the floor started rolling, and I grabbed the edges of my desk […]

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Dayne Marae, Fox56 News: 10 things you might not know about me

Dayne Marae, 27, sits alongside Ryan Cummings, 36, as a news anchor at Wilkes-Barre-based Fox56 TV. You can catch them every weeknight at 10. Keep reading to find out the first thing people say to her when they see her in person. Also, even though she has a self-described horrible memory, read about the TV […]

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Ashley church members prepare piggies for annual Summer Festival fundraiser

ASHLEY — Whether you call them piggies, pigs in the blanket or stuffed cabbage rolls, the Northeastern Pennsylvania staple was being made on a recent Wednesday and Thursday at a local church. Volunteers at St. Leo’s/Holy Rosary, in Ashley, spent their days chopping, rolling and boiling different items to make the savory food. And it’s […]

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Lackawanna County restaurant inspections May 26-June 5: Cleanliness issues put 3 in violation

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of […]

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At which Lackawanna County restaurant were employees handling food without gloves?

The following are recent Lackawanna County restaurant inspection reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. According the agency: “any inspection is a ‘snapshot’ of the day and time of the inspection. An inspection conducted on any given day may not be representative of the overall, long-term cleanliness of an establishment. Also, at the time of […]

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