a visitors center
The site of the former Hotel Sterling should be a “visitors center” preserving its legacy.
Pictures describing the once-popular department stores, eateries and entertainment places can be displayed, recalling the way downtown Wilkes-Barre used to be.
Shopping: the Boston Store, the Hub, Pomeroy’s, Isaac Long’s, People’s Outfitting.
Theaters: Comerford, Paramount
Eateries: Boston Candy Kitchen, The Spa, Percy Browns.
Items such as t-shirts, post cards, key chains etc. , with pictures of these places can be sold.
The center could feature a short video showing the rise and fall of the Hotel Sterling.
Possibly a museum could be added, including various artifacts native to the hotel. Groups — theater, dance, scouts, seniors, etc. — could on occasion display their talents.
The history of our center city should be remembered, not forgotten!
Culture could be added to our downtown — the Hotel Sterling could rise again, welcoming guests. Let’s call it:
The Sterling Welcome Center.”
for excellent care
I recently required coronary artery bypass surgery due to several blocked arteries.
I was first seen by Dr. Joseph S. Briskie, a cardiologist, who identified the issue, and who referred me to Dr. Michael Harostock, a cardiac surgeon.
Both physicians, in my opinion, are the best doctors anyone could ask for.
They were both kind, courteous, honest, patient, and took the time from their busy practices to explain to me and my family the risks vs. benefits involved in this type of surgery.
Neither one rushed me to make a decision, nor did they push for a particular hospital.
These two physicians helped give me another chance at life; for this I will be forever grateful.
May God bless Dr. Joseph S. Briskie and Dr. Michael Harostock.