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Woman charged with stabbing boyfriend in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested Jack-Lyn Blake, 47, on charges she stabbed her boyfriend because she found him eating.Blake was arrested as she attempted to leave her Madison Street residence at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, when they found her boyfriend, Benjamin Smith, holding a towel to his chest.Smith told police Thursday night he called 911 earlier in the day for an incident involving Blake. Smith claimed Blake was intoxicated and had gone to sleep....

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Nutcracker season begins

Most ballet fans are familiar with those little rodents who scamper around under the Christmas tree as Tchaikovsky’s music plays.So, would you say they’re nice mice? Or mean mice?“Nice mice,” 9-year-old Brooke Piscotty said during a rehearsal break at the Joan Harris Centre for the Performing Arts in Luzerne where she was one of about 10 little girls preparing to dance the role of those furry creatures when the Moscow Ballet brings “The Grea...

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Buys Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014American Red Cross Holiday Craft Show, with more than 100 vendors offering handmade items appropriate for Christmas gifts. 109th Field Artillery Armory, 280 Market St., Wilkes-Barre. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. 570-823-7161.Holiday Vendor Showcase. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 29. 570-474-9313.

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Concert Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the symphonic-rock band performing their 1998 rock opera “The Christmas Attic,” including the popular song “Christmas Canon.” Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 3 and 8 p.m. Nov. 28. 800-745-3000.Railroad Earth, the six-member rock band headlining the two-day Horn-O-Plenty celebration. Sher...

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Events Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014The Luzerne County SPCA will have volunteers on hand all day with furry friends, stories and activities for all ages at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 28. 570-829-4210.Candy Cane Fundraiser. Talon, a female eastern screech owl from the Endless Mountains Nature Center, will be at the Raptor Photo Booth at the annual fundraise...

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Exhibits Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014The AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at the Campus Center of Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 4 and 5; noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. 570-740-0509.The Civil War Horse, an exhibit and artist’s talk by Diane Grant Czajkowski who discusses her perspectives and creative inspirations for the paintings. Hoyt Library, ...

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Kids Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014North Pole Express, a holiday model-train display, train photography, holiday crafts and activities for all ages. The Children’s Museum, 2 W. Seventh St., Bloomsburg. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30. $6.50. 570-389-9206.Lapsits, with reading, singing and play activities for children up to 23 months. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top. 10 a.m. Wednesdays t...

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Outdoors Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014Local Waterfowl, an exploration of local areas in search of waterfowl for both beginner and experienced birders. Meet at Weis Market, Village Shopping Center, 580 Route 29, Tunkhannock. 9 a.m. Nov. 29. Free. 570-586-3702.Speedo Run for the Cause, the sixth annual one-mile fun run through downtown Berwick to benefit breast cancer. Nov. 29 with registration 10 a.m. at Crickets, 144 W. Fron...

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Reads Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014Book Signing, with the Rev. Jack Munley, author of “The Church in America Is Dying But Is All Hope Lost?” Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 421 Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 1 p.m. Nov. 29. 570-829-4210.Book Signing, with Tom Lipovsky, author of “The Slovakians,” about the Slovaks’ endless struggle for survival from the early Austro-Hungarian Empire thro...

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Stage Listings: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014

THIS WEEK: Nov. 28 to Dec. 4, 2014Twas the Night Before Christmas, about the adventures of a girl and her mouse friend who respond to a North Pole emergency. Presented by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. Nov. 28 to Dec. 28 with performances 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. No performance on Dec. 25. 570-784-8181 or bte.org.Denny Corby and David Garrity...

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