Bill O’Boyle column: Summer of ‘59 festival an eye-opener for youngster

WILKES-BARRE — It happened long ago in a world that I’m afraid no longer exists. My parents took me downtown — Main Street, Plymouth, summertime, 1959 — to the American Legion Post 463. We went to the back of the building and there it was — a Ferris wheel and rides, games, kids and fun […]

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Remember When: Radio Flyer coaster wagons celebrate 100th anniversary

Down the hill I clatter in my coaster wagon, pushing frantically with one foot and holding the handle steady as I bounce and jolt over the cracks in the sidewalk. Will today be the day of glory? More power, more, more, finally, with no more pushes allowed, on the flat and rolling past the houses, […]

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Beyond the Byline: ‘Red Jones’ memory to live on in his boys, family, friends

WILKES-BARRE — As I sat inside the Disque Funeral Home last Friday night, watching the crowd file in to pay respects to Joseph “Red” Jones, I kept thinking about those days when small towns stood proudly behind their athletic teams. St. Vincent’s in Plymouth was one of those schools and Red Jones was one of […]

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Beyond the Byline: Building a better Plymouth through its youth

PLYMOUTH — It’s not too often you run into a person who is truly concerned about the world we live in and who wants to do something that will have positive effects today and into the future. Meet Holly Spece, 33, of Plymouth Borough. She is such a person. Spece has started a new organization […]

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Capitol Roundup: Pa. attorney general announces new consumer protection unit

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced this week he is creating a Consumer Financial Protection Unit to better protect consumers from financial scams, and is appointing an experienced consumer protection attorney to lead the initiative. Shapiro announced the appointment of Nicholas Smyth, who helped create the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, as assistant […]

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Remember When: A walking tour of summers past in the Wilkes-Barre area

“So, what do you think?” gushed my buddy Alner, exiting his car and displaying a nice new pair of sport shoes. “They look nice and comfy,” I nodded. “Have any walking tours planned?” “Nah,” he said. “Wouldn’t want to mess them up with …” Evidently my grin tipped him off, because with a cry of […]

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Beyond the Byline: They taught their children well

WILKES-BARRE — When I saw the picture, I stared at it for several minutes. I knew most of the names of the people in the group — they were all teachers I had in high school. And the first thing that came to mind was that here were the very people who shaped not only […]

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Amish Cook: Food from the grill tastes tastes good and keeps kitchen cool

Grilling night is always a treat at our house. Every week or two, my husband Daniel will say, “Why don’t we grill tonight for supper?” His motivation gives me the needed boost to dig some items out of the freezer. It is especially a blessing on hot summer days when the house is toasty warm […]

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Wilkes-Barre Twp. offering summer camps

WILKES-BARRE TWP.: Wilkes-Barre Township Settlement Camp girls and boys day- and overnight- camp applications are available for the rustic Wilkes-Barre Township Settlement Camp, Thornhurst. The boys overnight camp will be held 10 a.m., July 10, through 9 a.m., July 15. Girls overnight camp will be held 10 a.m., July 16, through 9 a.m., July 21. […]

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Remember When: First Buck Rogers novellas set in Northeastern Pennsylvania

An America defeated and over-run by evil forces! Brave patriots clustering in the forests, awaiting the moment to emerge and drive out the invaders! A bold leader who comes out of nowhere to rally the rebels to victory and romance a beautiful lady warrior! Sound like the plot of some movie you’ve seen? Actually it’s […]

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