Logan J. Brace

Logan Joseph Brace, son of Steve and Karena Brace, Mountain Top, is celebrating his second birthday today, March 29. Logan is a grandson of Cheryl Zdeb and the late Frank Zdeb, Mountain Top; Katie Brace, Benton; and Alan Brace, Sweet Valley. He is a great-grandson of Jeanne Brace, Hunlock Creek.

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Searching for that lucky egg

KINGSTON TWP. — More than 200 children between the ages of 3 and 12 spent Saturday morning searching for Easter eggs at the Back Mountain Harvest Assembly’s Rock Rec Sports Complex.The children won candy and prizes, including bicycles, for finding the eggs.The event was the fourth annual hunt held by the church.

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Women in orange now common sight in Luzerne County prison

WILKES-BARRE — Tucked in the five-story Luzerne County Prison is a floor just for women, and it’s busier than ever with a hornet’s nest of challenges.On a recent day, four inmates were pregnant, which has become the norm.Most have had prior brushes with the law and are addicted to drugs.More than 80 percent at any given time were sexually or physically assaulted at some point in their lives, said prison Treatment Coordinator Grace Franks....

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Angela Park Ferris wheel became private family ride

HUNLOCK TWP. — It could have been a roller coaster sprawling in Keri Grant’s front yard. Seriously. That’s what her dad had in mind when he headed for an auction of Angela Park’s assets back in 1990.“But a little voice in his head reminded him my mother always liked the Ferris wheel,” Keri’s sister, Tammy Miller, recalled. “So that’s what we got.”Well, don’t be surprised. Gary Grant clearly had a zest for ...

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The Kardashians are here to stay…for four more years, at least

Four more years.No, it’s not a political slogan for some aspiring candidate.But it could be the mantra of the Kardashian family. Make that the very wealthy Kardashian family.The NBCUniversal cable network has reached a deal with the Kardashian family to extend the run of its reality show, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” on the E! channel for four more years. The New York Post reported that the deal is worth more than $100 million....

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Gertrude Hawk supports Women’s Resource Center

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates recently donated $100,000 to the Women’s Resource Center’s Voices Against Violence sustainability campaign to enable the center to continue to help victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in the future. At the check presentation, from left: Peg Ruddy, executive director, Women’s Resource Center; David Hawk, chairman of the board and director of research and development, Gertrude Hawk Chocolates; and Maggie Gerrity, member of the board of dire...

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HAZLE TWP.: The Pennsylvania-Anthracite Section of Society of Mining Engineers/AIME is offering two John Kaminski Memorial Scholarships to Pennsylvania students who are majoring in mining-related engineering or science. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior and another $500 scholarship will be given to an undergraduate of a college or university.

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Out-of-Town Births

Geisinger Medical Center, DanvilleSeigfried, Nikki and Michael, Shickshinny, a daughter, March 13. Grandparents are Larry and Gail Seigfried, Hunlock Creek, and the late Rodger and Janet Killian, Shickshinny. Great-grandparent is Mary Lue Hall, Florida.

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McNulty, Powell

Brink Powell and John Dominic McNulty IV announce loudly, clearly, and with strong steady voices their engagement to be lawfully wedded into marriage, which will encompass “knot tying,” “hitching,” “broom jumping,” “glass stomping, “and the oppression of no more than one ankle each by the fastening of balls and chains to said ankles.The bride-to-be is the daughter of Harry and Lottie Powell, LaPlume.

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Mary Benny celebrates 100th birthday

Mrs. Mary Benny, formerly of Kingston, Pennsylvania, is celebrating her 100th birthday today, Sunday, March 29.She is planning on marking the day with a celebration surrounded by her loving family.She was married in 1940 to the late Michael Benny. She worked for many years in the garment industry until her retirement in 1976.Mary has two daughters, Mary Louise Sahayda and Macrina DiRoberto. She also has two granddaughters and four great-grandchildren....

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