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PTPA presents Agatha Christie play ‘And Then There Were None’ in Hazleton

HAZLETON — Oh, how delightful the sea air is. How charming are the cries of the gulls. That’s the happy attitude Jessica Schafer, of Lehighton, expresses in her role as a young secretary named Vera Claythorne who has just arrived on an island for what she expects will be an enjoyable weekend. Playing the part […]

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Plains Township shop owner Derek Zielinski survives ‘Ink Master’ premiere

A local artist survived the first round of competition on a popular reality TV series, and he’ll be featured on the show for, at least, one more week. Derek Zielinski, owner of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in Plains Township, performed well enough to stay off the chopping block Tuesday night during the season nine […]

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Plains Twp. shop owner Derek Zielinski competes on new ‘Ink Master’ season

Among his accumulated skills, tattoo artist Derek Zielinski counts his consideration for customers as his most unique attribute. “I think what sets me apart is that I give a damn,” Zielinski said. “I truly care about my clients and their well being.” Zielinski, who owns and operates out of Glass Heart Tattooing & Arts in […]

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Dallas native William McGovern lands acting roles in New Orleans film scene

Hard work and an amiable disposition are proving to be the most important tools in William McGovern’s construction of his acting career. The 28-year-old Dallas native, who currently resides in New Orleans, played a role in the award-winning 2014 short film “True Heroes” and starred alongside Eric Roberts in the 2015 romantic comedy “Love Me […]

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Wyoming man Kevin Schiel creates tabletop game, receives consortium award

WILKES-BARRE — Kevin Schiel’s tabletop card game was created at the intersection of intellect and interest. The 28-year-old Wyoming man fashioned Planets as a culminating project in his senior integrative media class at Wilkes University, and the game won him the College Tabletop Award at the Pennsylvania Consortium on Video Games in Harrisburg. Schiel said […]

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Dallas artist Kyle Leslie uses artistic talent to make Nuclearbane apparel

For Kyle Leslie, a brush with struggle was the best motivation for following his dreams. The 23-year-old Dallas resident is the owner and artist behind Nuclearbane clothing, a brand of streetwear that begins in his home studio and is catching on locally. Born in Colorado, Leslie “moved around a lot” during his childhood. He was […]

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Internationally popular production STOMP to play two shows in Wilkes-Barre

Created in the United Kingdom by musicians and theater veterans Luke Creswell and Steve McNicholas in 1991, stage show STOMP has become an international sensation, performing in more than 50 countries for over 24 million people. Over the course of 26 years, the production, which creates rhythm with everyday objects and combines music with dance, […]

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Renowned radio host Garrison Keillor to take the stage in Wilkes-Barre

One of the most decorated and recognizable American storytellers is coming to Wilkes-Barre. Author, storysmith, poet and radio personality Garrison Keillor will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. Widely known for his 42-year tenure as the host of popular radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Keillor is […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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