Saturday, June 3, 2023

Downtown W-B Business Association hears about new DCP website; book sale

WILKES-BARRE — At Friday’s meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, Larry Newman, executive director at the Diamond City partnership, saved the best for last during his monthly report.

‘It’s changed my life already’

At the end of 2021, NEPA Philharmonic Music Director Mélisse Brunet was invited to Paris to compete in La Maestra, the only international competition for female conductors.

30th Day of Caring draws 640 volunteers from 52 businesses for 43 projects

WILKES-BARRE — Bill Jones, President/CEO of the United Way of Wyoming Valley, on Thursday said as he reflected on the 30th year of the Day of Caring event, the reality is that the United Way doesn’t just have 30 “days” of caring — rather 102 “years” of caring for the community and for each other.

Luzerne County manager submits capital plan

Luzerne County Manager Romilda Crocamo forwarded a proposed capital plan to council Thursday as required by the county’s home rule charter but requested the option to suggest revisions as she performs more due diligence.

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Luzerne County Court agrees with Tony Brooks in write-in ruling

A panel of Luzerne County judges granted Wilkes-Barre Councilman Tony Brooks’ emergency petition attempting to force the county to process all write-in votes in his race.

Biden trips after speech to Air Force grads; ‘He’s fine,’ White House says

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Joe Biden on Thursday thanked U.S. Air Force Academy graduates for choosing “service over self” but said they now have the “great privilege” of leading in a world that will only get more confusing in the years to come. His appearance was punctuated by a stumble onstage after handing out diplomas to graduates.

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Eichel making most of 1st postseason as Golden Knights prepare for Panthers in Cup final

LAS VEGAS — Jack Eichel didn’t know what to expect when the NHL playoffs began in April.

TNT readies for first Stanley Cup Final; first one exclusively on cable since 1994

Turner Sports has had its share of significant sports events. The Stanley Cup Final, though, will be the first time a champion from one of North America’s four major pro sports will air on TNT.

Novak Djokovic laments fans who ‘boo every single thing’ after lengthy French Open win

PARIS — Novak Djokovic makes no secret of the way he loves to feed off negativity during a tennis match. Doesn’t really matter whether he’s ahead or behind on the scoreboard. The guy simply finds motivation and inspiration from all manner of slights, real and perceived.

Mile-High NBA advantage

DENVER — Joking around before the start of the NBA Finals, Charles Barkley and Grant Hill took hits from oxygen masks they brought onto the set for a pregame TV show.

Suns hire veteran coach Frank Vogel to lead franchise, AP source says

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns hired former NBA champion coach Frank Vogel on Friday to replace Monty Williams, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.

Claressa Shields fighting for gender equality for women boxers

DETROIT — Claressa Shields is perhaps in the prime of her career, establishing a big enough name as a two-time Olympic gold medalist and world champion in three weight classes to headline the first boxing card in the six-year history of Little Caesars Arena in the Motor City.

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