Plains Township
Dave Matthews tribute Crowded Streets to perform at River Street Jazz Cafe

WILKES-BARRE — With the Dave Matthews Band on hiatus in 2017, die hard DMB fans will have to turn to reputable tribute groups for their folk-jam/jazz fusion fix. Hailing from Fairfax, Va., Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience will return to the Wyoming Valley for a 9 p.m. April 1 performance at the River Street […]

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Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen to play tribute to Steve Ray Vaughan

PLAINS TWP. — With their penchant for guitar driven, often heavy blues, the trio of Dustin Douglas, Matt Gabriel and Tom Smallcomb, aka Dustin Douglas & The Electric Gentlemen, can draw comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble in the band’s heyday as a power trio. On Jan. 21, the Wilkes-Barre-based three-piece will showcase […]

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‘Survivor’ casting call draws largest audition pool yet to Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — A man attempting to complete his bucket list, a used car salesman and a die-hard fan were among potential “Survivor” contestants Tuesday in what’s been estimated as the largest reality show casting-call turnout local CBS affiliate WYOU has received. More than 500 people had already arrived at the Keystone Grand Ballroom inside […]

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Midnight North plays River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Township Oct. 26

PLAINS TWP. — Growing up around the Grateful Dead, Grahame Lesh had a front row seat to a band that left an indelible mark on American music. Now the 28-year-old son of Dead bassist Phil Lesh makes his own contribution to the American song book. Lesh’s band, Midnight North, performs at 9 p.m. Oct. 26 […]

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Mike Keneally and Beer For Dolphins come to Jazz Cafe in Plains Township

PLAINS TWP. — Progressive rock fans who have never heard of Mike Keneally need only to check his resume to understand what he brings to the table. Keneally toured and recorded with Frank Zappa in the late ’80s and went on to perform with Zappa’s sons, Ahmet and Dweezil throughout the ’90s. He is a […]

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NEPA mothers develop Brighter Journeys to support families with children with special needs

The efforts of two local women, to create a support system for fellow parents of children with special needs, have developed into the formation of a non-profit organization. Lisa Urbanski, of Dorrance, and Bernice Sando, of Shavertown, founded Brighter Journeys after experiences with their own children who have special needs motivated them to educate and […]

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Obscured progressive rockers Glass Prism perform at Jazz Cafe in Plains

PLAINS TWP. — In 1969, Northeastern Pennsylvania born progressive rock quartet, Glass Prism debuted what was supposed to be one of the biggest records by an American band during that golden year of music, but an unforeseen turn of events changed their path in the music industry indefinitely. Glass Prism grew from Kingston native Tom […]

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Judy DeLeo makes pasta, home-made desserts, signature dishes at GiGio’s restaurant in Plains Township

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — If it’s Monday, Judy DeLeo is making pasta — the way her dad, Fred Carter, taught her when she was about 6 or 7 years old. After she’s cut a small batch of fresh dough into, let’s say, ribbons of fettuccine, and boiled them, they’re ready for a topping — perhaps the […]

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Welcome ‘gentle giants.’ Express Clydesdales’ appearance at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Plains Township to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

PLAINS TOWNSHIP — They stand 6 feet tall and weigh about 2,000 pounds. Their shoes are “big as dinner plates.” And when you see them move, all powerful muscles and swirling feathers — that’s the characteristic hair that grows around a Clydesdale’s ankles — chances are you’ll fall in love with these fascinating horses. “They […]

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Suzuki School for Strings in Plains Township celebrates 30 years of teaching music

PLAINS TWP. — Maureen Wezmar chuckled as she described the line-up in her early Suzuki lessons. “We had a 4-year-old here, a 5-year-old there and a 40-year-old next to them,” she said, recalling a time when she was one of the older beginners practicing “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” — or “Twinkles” for short — at […]

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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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