Gas prices on the rise

WILKES-BARRE — Gas prices are going up again, according to Triple A Mid-Atlantic.In the Wilkes-Barre area, the gas average is at $2.60 per gallon today, up 2 cents overnight and up 11 cents in the last week. Diesel is at $3.45 today, up a penny overnight.The Pennsylvania gas average is at $2.61 today, up 2 cents overnight and up 11 cents in the last week. Diesel is at $3.47 today, up 2 cents overnight.The national gas average is $2.46 today, unchanged ov...

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Curley, Schultz wait for higher court rulings

STATE COLLEGE — Will Tim Curley and Gary Schultz ever have a day in court? Right now, that question is in the hands of state judges.The Dauphin County Court cases against the former Penn State executives accused of perjury and conspiracy in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case have been dragging on for years. The current legal troubles for Curley and Schultz started after they testified to the grand jury and were initially charged in 2011.On Wednesda...

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Reads Listings: March 6 to 12, 2015

THIS WEEK: March 6 to 12, 2015History Book Group, a discussion of “No God But God” by Reza Aslan. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 p.m. March 12. 570-829-4210.FUTUREWriting Workshop, themed informal writing classes, sponsored by the Campion Literary Society. Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 3:30 t...

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‘Sesame Street Live’ teaches children about true friendship

WILKES-BARRE — Cookie Monster, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Grover and others will visit the area and are hoping to make some new friends this weekend.“Sesame Street Live! Make a New Friend” is coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township. Many may think of a cute, cuddly, blue character who loves devouring cookies, but Cookie Monster is really a trained dancer underneath that furry facade.Danny Dwaine Wells makes his stage d...

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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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