Motorcycle show benefits Wyoming Valley Children’s Association

WILKES-BARRE — The pink handlebars on Rebecca Earley’s Harley-Davidson stood out from the other chrome-laden motorcycles around it.She was careful not to go overboard, toeing a fine line between gaudy and nice and sleek. But that’s her style, said the 41-year-old dental assistant from Exeter Township.Earley and her husband Patrick, 34, entered their bikes in the contest held Sunday inside the 109th Armory where the Wyoming Valley Motorcycle Club and Val...

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2014 the best for hotel tax collection

WILKES-BARRE — It’s a common misconception Donna Cupinski has to deal with and explain — where the millions of dollars from the county’s hotel tax goes.It doesn’t pay for the day-to-day operations of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza or salaries or advertising at the facility that opened in 1999. And neither Cupinski, chairman of the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, nor any of the 10 other appointed members, receives a penny.&#...

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Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ Oskar Sundqvist anxious to join AHL playoff run

WILKES-BARRE — Oskar Sundqvist needs to play in the upcoming series against the Manchester Monarchs.He said that’s the best way he can forget about the his playoff experience in Sweden where his team lost in the Swedish Hockey League finals on April 23.“It’s a good way to get that out of my head. Just keep playing again,” Sundqvist said after Sunday’s practice at the Toyota Sportsplex.

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Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run winners Robert Moulton, Eryn Milius lead wire-to-wire

WILKES-BARRE — Jeff Skwierz forgot his watch at home. That meant the Forty Fort resident had no way to pace himself on his mile times.There was one option: Follow the lead of Robert Moulton, a cross country coach at Crestwood.And that was going to be a tough task.Moulton led wire-to-wire to capture his second straight Cherry Blossom 5 Mile Run/Tim Thomas Memorial championship Sunday at Kirby Park. On the women’s side, Plymouth’s Eryn Milius i...

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Plymouth man arrested following Sunbury stabbing

SUNBURY — A Plymouth resident stands accused of attempted homicide after he allegedly stabbed two men about 2 a.m. Sunday in Sunbury, with one man clinging to life.In response to a report of an altercation, multiple police units were dispatched to the area of FuBar in the 300 Block of Woodlawn Avenue, and observed the suspect fleeing the area, Sunbury police said.Police surrounded the perimeter of the area and arrested suspect Tyrone Lee, 27, of Vine Street, Plymou...

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2 people injured in South Sherman Street assault, police looking for man who left apartment building

WILKES-BARRE — Police are looking for a who left a South Sherman Street apartment where two people were injured in a reported stabbing Sunday morning.The identities of the injured man and woman were not available. They were taken by ambulances to local hospitals.A man who was staying at the residence reportedly left a short time before police were called to four-unit building at 77-79 South Sherman Street at 7:37 a.m.Several neighbors stood across the st...

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Annie’s Mailbox: Live and lie by the porn

Dear Annie: I am 63, and my husband, “Jake,” is 67. Jake has been watching a lot of pornography. He lies over and over about how he is no longer doing it, and I slowly forgive him. But years have gone by, and I keep catching him through the history on his computer. He’ll deny it until I show him the proof, and even then, he tries to squirm out of it.I’m pretty sure Jake is ashamed of this, but why can’t he stop? He has tried counseling...

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Novel Approach: Life in view

Mythologist, Joseph Campbell said: “Follow your bliss.” The message is one that continues to echo throughout our society, lending itself to debut author, Connor Franta, who follows such bliss while lighting the path for others around him. In his memoir, “A Work in Progress,” Franta revisits life by taking readers backwards to every big mistake, loss and painstaking event before moving to the present — a place of progress.

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Mele’s Musings: Sowing our wild oats in Times Square

I am reasonably sure that the statute of limitations has passed that this story can now be told. And if it hasn’t, oh well. It’s only going to embarrass me and my best buds — as if we haven’t already made that a lifetime pursuit!I spent some time recently walking through Times Square on successive late weekday nights and was gobsmacked by what I saw:Brightly lit storefronts.Clean sidewalks.Tourist traps of every assortment....

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All sorts of creatures find a haven at Intraloka Sanctuary

MEHOOPANY —Indra Lahiri’s mom has told her she didn’t cry until she was 5 years old.“We had a dog named Panda, a boxer,” Lahiri said. “And whenever I would need anything, when I was hungry or needed a diaper change, Panda would go and get my mother. She was my nanny dog.”That early connection may have been a clue to Lahiri’s future. Ten years ago she founded the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, giving it a Sanskrit name that ind...

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