Give your body what it needs — kombucha

WILKES-BARRE — Natalie Lynn said she has always loved science and food, so her business — Natalie’s Craft Kombucha — combined both. Lynn, 30, of Elysburg, brews and sells her own brand of kombucha — a fermented beverage that starts with caffeinated black or green tea and sugar, which are ingested by a symbiotic colony […]

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You can ‘book’ a great gift at the Osterhout’s Pop-Up Shop

WILKES-BARRE — One of the most reliable Christmas gifts over the years as been a good book, and you can find plenty at the Friends of the Osterhout Library Holiday Pop-Up Shop. The Friends of the Osterhout Library is operating one of 12 local small businesses participating in the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Holiday Pop-Up Shop program […]

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Sample fine wines at Nawrocki Imports

WILKES-BARRE — While doing your holiday shopping, you might want to stop by Nawrocki Imports to sample something to take the edge off. Nawrocki Imports is an importer of fine wines from around the globe, and you can check them out at their location in the Holiday Pop-Up Shop in Midtown Village, just off of […]

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Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, who’s up for re-election next year and is considered a possible presidential contender in 2020, […]

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Satisfy your sweet tooth at Whipped Sweet Shoppe

HAZLETON — What would a day be without some sweets? And if you are in need of satisfying your craving for sweets, then the Whipped Sweet Shoppe is the place for you. Owner Audra Martin has been operating the business for a year and a half, with her main location in Hazleton and a temporary […]

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Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in […]

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Luzerne County Council approves budget, rejects slot machines in truck stops

After nearly two months of review and debate, a Luzerne County Council majority voted Tuesday to approve a $138.4 million budget for 2018 with no tax hike. Council also voted against two other proposals that would have allowed slot machines in truck stops and placed a question on the May primary ballot asking voters if […]

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Torch run marks first night of Hanukkah in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — For the 49th year, roughly 100 attendees gathered at the Jewish Community Center to welcome the first night of Hanukkah with a dinner and the Running of the Torch. Known as Mayrutz Halapid, the torch run is a long-time tradition that dates to Israel when young men would carry torches to light menorahs […]

Comments - 11:13 pm - updated: 11:13 pm.

Employers celebrate ‘Best Places to Work’ honors bestowed by TL readers

WILKES-BARRE — One might think of only businesses when it comes to ranking the best places to work, but don’t tell that to faculty members from Wyoming Area Catholic School in Exeter. “All of our opinions are taken into consideration and we feel as though we are heard and it’s like our school,” said Erin […]

Comments - 10:50 pm - updated: 11:38 pm.

Contract negotiations on for next week with Wilkes-Barre unions

WILKES-BARRE — With another round of negotiations set for next week, city Administrator Ted Wampole is hoping for progress on new contracts with two unions. Representatives from the city, Laborers’ International Union of North America Local 1310 and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 401 are scheduled to meet Dec. 18. “I’d like to think […]

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