carol singing Dec. 6
The public is invited to participate in the 5th annual Christmas carol singing at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 in front of the Nativity scene on the lawn of the Luzerne County Courthouse.
The tree lighting ceremony and program follows at 5:30 p.m. inside the rotunda.
Area police are
set for checkpoints
Police departments throughout Luzerne County will be conducting checkpoints and roving patrols during the Thanksgiving holiday and through the weekend from Tuesday to Dec. 8.
The participating departments are Courtdale, Wright Township and Luzerne.
2 business leaders
The Family Business Forum at Wilkes University will host the heads of two of the country’s most well-known and successful family businesses at the forum’s Dec. 4 lecture.
Jay Bush, famous bean spokesperson for Bush Brothers & Company, and Christian Frederick Martin IV, chairman and CEO of Martin Guitar Company, will discuss how their families “make it work.”
The event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Henry Student Center Ballroom on the University’s campus.
Registration opens at 5 p.m. with a light reception and the event starts at 5:30 p.m.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact Lanie Jordan at email@example.com or call 570-408-2120.
Bush is the fourth generation of his family to head the company. He is best known as the spokesperson for Bush’s Baked Beans with his talking golden retriever, Duke. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in logistics.
Martin is the sixth generation of his family to serve as chairman and CEO of C.F. Martin & Co., a world-renowned manufacturer of acoustic guitars based in Nazareth. He attended UCLA and apprenticed at Westwood Music, building a classical guitar and learning the retail end of the business, before returning to Pennsylvania to work in his family’s guitar factory.
to be closed
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday through Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.
Driver and vehicle online services are available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week and include driver’s license, photo ID and vehicle registration renewals; driver-history services; changes of address; driver license and vehicle registration restoration letters; ability to pay driver license or vehicle insurance restoration fee; driver license and photo ID duplicates; and driver exam scheduling.
There are no additional fees for using online services.
A complete listing of PennDOT driver and photo license center closings in 2013 is available on the website under “News, Stats and Facts.”
PennDOT reminds motorists they can log on to www.511pa.com or call 511 from any phone to check traffic conditions before heading out.