Outdoors Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015

THIS WEEK: March 6 to 12, 2015Full Moon Hike. Salt Springs State Park, 2305 Salt Springs Road, Franklin Forks. 6:30 p.m. March 6. 570-967-7275.Birding Field Trip to the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area to observe thousands of snow geese, tundra swans and other waterfowl, raptors and songbirds. Meet at the Park and Ride, Route 309 near Blackman Street, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 a.m. March 7. $5. Sponsored b...

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Events Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015

THIS WEEK: March 6 to 12, 2015Home Expo, presented by the Building Industry Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, with the latest in building, remodeling, furnishings, landscaping, finance and more. Mohegan Sun Hotel & Convention Center, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 3 to 7 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-287-3331.Western Movie Series, a screening of “...

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Exhibit Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015

THIS WEEK: March 6 to 12, 2015March Exhibit, prints inspired by the legend of St. Patrick by Kevin McCloskey along with sculpture and paintings by Veronica Lawlor, Chris Spollen, Tim Butler and Sardar Kestay. Through March 28 with a First Friday reception 6 p.m. March 6 and an Afternoon of Art with workshops and talks by the artists 10 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. March 7. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Hours: noon to...

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Buys Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015

THIS WEEK: March 6 to 12, 2015Used Book Sale. Library Express, Steamtown Mall, 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 6; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 7; 2 to 4 p.m. March 8. 570-558-1670.Used Book Sale. McBride Memorial Library, 500 Market St., Berwick. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7. 570-752-2241.Free Clothing Giveaway, with items for men, women and children. High Point ...

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‘Charter Day,’ scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners’ Village, postponed

ECKLEY — Charter Day, scheduled for Sunday at Eckley Miners’ Village has been postponed because of a frozen water main affecting the museum building.The program that included a showing of the feature-length version of the WVIA production “Stories from the Mines,” presented by director and writer Greg Matkosky, will be rescheduled later in the spring.Charter Day is the day the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission celebrates the transfer of...

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Dr. Nina M. Taggart: Protect your eyesight with proper diet and other preventive measures

As we get older, many of us look for ways to help keep our bodies healthy, such as exercising more, getting the proper amount of rest or losing a few extra pounds. But have you ever considered the health of your eyesight?March is Save Your Vision Month, a perfect time to think about the steps we can take to protect our vision – starting with the foods on our plate.

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Letter to the Editor: Let’s not abandon Wyoming Valley’s past and disregard our accomplishments

The Huber Breaker was a landmark in the Wyoming Valley. It was both a reminder of our industrial past as well as the struggles many faced living in the coal region.With the breaker torn down and its metal hauled away for scrap, now is the time to ask ourselves if we are letting go of our historical past too easily. While other cities are cherishing their landmarks, we are destroying ours.This is why it is crucial for those people who care about our history to support gro...

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Wilkes-Barre police: Man falls onto squad car, asks officer if he has any 'spice' to sell

WILKES-BARRE — Police arrested a man they say fell onto the hood of a police car and asked the officer if he had any synthetic marijuana to sell him. Police say the officer observed the man, later identified as Eric L. Hamilton, staggering across the back parking lot of McDonald's, 150 E. Northampton St. at about 9:28 a.m. Tuesday. ...

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PIAA Boys and Girls Basketball Glance

PIAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTBOYS SCHEDULENumbers in parentheses are district and seed followed by overall record.CLASS 4AFirst RoundSaturday, March 7Abington (1-1, 26-3) vs. JP McCaskey (3-8, 20-10), 1 p.m. Cheltenham HSWhitehall (11-2, 16-11) vs. Methacton (1-7, 2...

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Penguins ready to wrap up road trip

When the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins posted a season-high seven goals on the road last Sunday in a 7-0 win over Bridgeport, Brian Dumoulin said the team realized something.“That showed we can deflate teams when we do that,” he said. “Every chance we got, we buried.”Granted, the 7-spot came against a Bridgeport team that is at the bottom of the Eastern Conference, but this weekend the Penguins will try to deflate two teams that surround them in ...

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