Times Leader P.M. Update: 6/19/21

Kevin Carroll is here with your P.M. Update, looking ahead to a Sunday edition filled with emotion, pride and patriotism: Father’s Day is commemorated in several ways, including the story of two Eagle Scout candidates who worked with their fathers to create projects that will serve others. We’ll also tell you about Juneteenth, Wreaths Across America and more.


Dave Jolley: Fathers, their children and baseball – a tradition as old as the game itself

Fathers, sons and daughters, and baseball. That’s a timeless trifecta as old as the game itself, and a tradition to be celebrated not only on Father’s Day but every day.

Allen’s home run gives RailRiders ninth straight win over Syracuse

Not even a rain delay and an abrupt grand slam was enough to end the RailRiders’ mastery of the Mets.

Curry, Harris help 76ers stay alive, hold off Hawks to force Game 7

ATLANTA — Seth Curry hit six 3-pointes and scored 24 points and the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers avoided elimination in the Eastern Conference semifinal series by beating the Atlanta Hawks 104-99 in Game 6 on Friday night.

Tunkhannock softball rallies to force extras before falling in state championship game

STATE COLLEGE — Hitless through five innings. Trailing by three runs going to the bottom of the sixth and seventh innings. Still down two as they came down to their final out.

Tunkhannock set to return plenty of talent to make another run at a state title

STATE COLLEGE — Tunkhannock coach Bob Hegedty would be just fine with a rematch.

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    Around Town: NEPA Signs, an event you won’t want to miss

    One of my favorite events of the year is fast approaching.

    Waverly Comm appoints new trustees

    At its Annual Meeting on Monday, May 24th, the Waverly Community House introduced five new trustees to its Board of Directors. Replacing outgoing Board members Rick Florey, Adriene Heine, Michele Hughes, Kathleen Nelson and John Walker, are Martina Bacarella, Betsy Curtin, Gretchen Henderson, Thomas Hillebrand and Jennifer Kapp, JD.

    Cauliflower ‘Tabbouleh’ a light, refreshing crowd-pleaser

    After serving that rich and decadent key lime pie last week, I figured the Times Leader taste testers needed something light and oh-so-good-for-us.

    Rethinking tequila

    LONDON — Love it or hate it, tequila conjures up strong feelings in many drinkers.

    Liz Weston: Should you save less for retirement?

    Gwen Merz was fresh out of college in 2014, working an information technology job she hated, when she decided early retirement was the answer. She socked away every dollar she could, saving as much as 70% of her income so that she could quit when she was 35.

    Hazleton LaunchBox, Invent Penn State resources help local seed startup grow

    HAZLETON — Through her experiences with the Hazleton and Happy Valley LaunchBoxes and other Invent Penn State resources, startup founder Krista Schneider received the guidance to grow a gardening hobby into a start-up business.

    Hazleton shooting suspect jailed without bail

    HAZLETON — City police say they arrested Nino Vasquez Gomez, 25, on charges he shot another man when he randomly discharged several rounds from a firearm Thursday night.

    Alleged drug dealing duo hid on roof

    WILKES-BARRE — When drug agents executed a search warrant at a residence on South Hancock Street, a man and a woman attempted to conceal themselves on the roof.

    Warrant issued for man who ignited furniture on fire

    WILKES-BARRE — An arrest warrant was issued for Corey Daniel Boltz, 23, on charges he intentionally ignited furniture on fire and damaged a fence outside a residence on East Thomas Street Wednesday.

    Ross Township woman charged with stealing vehicle in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — A woman from Ross Township was arraigned on carjacking charges, alleging she stole a vehicle by threatening a man Wednesday.

    Cooking oil stolen from Dallas Township restaurant

    DALLAS TWP. — Township police reported Thursday two men driving a maroon Ford Econoline van had stolen cooking oil from CK’s Cantina & Grill last week.

    Grilled scallops and bacon: easy, or maybe not so much

    Like most non-vegan Americans, I really enjoy bacon. As a kid, when mom made BLTs for all of us, I asked her to hold the L and the T. Mmmm, bacon sandwich.

    Not from a box, but worth the wait: Beef Stroganoff from scratch

    I have made beef Stroganoff in the past, if you count “Hamburger Helper” in college as “making” the dish. Otherwise, this stab at the recipe from my brother’s collection (“Uncle Jake’s Favorite Recipes”) was my first try, and considering how late I started cooking thanks to work demands, the boxed stuff sure would have been a smarter choice time-wise. MT & I ended up not having dinner that night until 9 p.m.