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Camelback Resort unveils largest lodge and indoor water park in the Northeast

TANNERSVILLE — Camelback Resort offered a sneak peak Wednesday of its mid-term construction of what it says is the largest ski-in/ski-out indoor waterpark hotel in the United States.Consisting of 533,000 square feet, the new Camelback Lodge & Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark at the base of Camelback Mountain is scheduled to open March 2015.The $163 million project will result in an eight-story, 453-suite hotel, complete with an adventure themed indoor waterpark and indoo...

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School district investigating BB gun brought to school

WILKES-BARRE — Three Wilkes-Barre Area School District students face expulsion hearings and possible criminal charges after a BB gun was apparently brought onto a school bus earlier this week.School district assistant solicitor Ray Wendolowski confirmed that a student who attends Meyers High School and the Wilkes-Barre Area Career and Technical Center allegedly brought a BB gun on a school bus, but the gun was never brought into a school building.Wendolowski, who w...

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Photo Gallery: Elysburg Haunted House

We purposely decided to end our review season at Elysburg Haunted House. It’s been one of our favorites for years, and since we wanted to end on a high note, we figured it would be a sure thing.As we’d hoped, Elysburg Haunted House didn’t disappoint. It remains one of the state’s best haunted attractions.This haunt is unique because the scares begin before you even reach the ticket line. (Fair warning: Bring something warm to wear, because youR...

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Photo Gallery: Reaper’s Revenge lives up to its haunted hype

Reaper’s Revenge bills itself as “America’s best haunted attraction.” You can spend over $70 per person just to get in ($35 ticket with a $2.50 service fee if you purchase it online, $25 for a VIP pass to skip the lines, $3 for parking and $5 to add on Zombie Paintball). With that lack of modesty and high price, you’d expect Reaper’s Revenge to deliver.It does. Reaper’s Revenge is worth every penny.

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Young gymnasts have some educational fun with stars from Cirque du Soleil’s, Dralion

Cirque du Soleil performers came to the Shooting Starz gym in Wilkes-Barre to talk to the gymnasts about fitness and careers in the world of back flips.Alex Cuenca and Tarek Rammo are part of the Cirque du Soleil show Dralion, which performed at the Mohegan Sun Arena last week. The show is a melting-pot of Eastern and Western cultures. Performers from 19 different nations perform in the show with one common thread: being in top-shape to give an out-of-this-world performance....

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Luzerne County Councilman Rick Morelli’s budget recommendation questioned

Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli’s recommendation to restore funding to district court offices in the 2015 budget has come under fire because he has two pending cases before a district judge.Conflicting harassment complaints between Morelli and a boyfriend of Morelli ’s former girlfriend will be heard by District Judge Joseph J. Carmody of West Pittston on Nov. 19. Police cited Morelli with harassment in July after his exchange with David Fey, 44, of Mountai...

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Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend

Oneonta Punk 2014: Upstate Rock n Roll Weekend will be Oct. 25-26 in Oneonta, N.Y. It is the first of its kind being a festival that consists of a wekkend music showcase that features the latest and greatest names in punk rock and hardcore music. All of its profits will be donated to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).Oneonta is about two hours from Syracuse, just over an hour from Albany and an hour from Binghamton and Utica. The venus for the festival will...

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Mobile planetarium at PNC Field in Moosic teaches Head Start students about astronomy, Chinese culture

MOOSIC — The preschoolers were in awe of the inflatable dome on Wednesday.Some were visibly excited, while others seemed anxious at the idea of entering the large dome that looked more like an oversized igloo. Once inside, laughter, cheers and clapping vaporized their anxiety.Students from Luzerne County Head Start and the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development programs attended the “Growing Up Great Together Planetarium” at PNC Field. Inside children wa...

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