Concert to benefit member of The Buoys, Dakota living with dementia

When Jerry Hludzik auditioned to be the bass player in The Buoys, the song that would become the band’s biggest hit, “Timothy,” was already resonating with audiences locally and regionally, but that didn’t diminish his impact on the group. “He was so prepared and he was so good,” said Hludzik’s longtime musical partner, Bill Kelly, […]

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To Your Health: Northeast PA Heart Walk focuses attention on being active

I’ll believe it when I see it, but the weather app on my cell phone says that all this week the temperature will be above 40 and often in the 60s! No snow’s predicted either. Could it be that Sprinter is finally over? Will the sprigs and sprouts of flowers trying to break through finally […]

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Saudi Arabia uses ancient tourist site to alter its history

DIRIYAH, Saudi Arabia — Just outside Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh, a group of elementary school children are on a field trip at Diriyah, where engineers and construction workers are busy restoring a 17th-century fortress, mosques and clay-colored structures that were once the ruling family’s seat of power. The UNESCO World Heritage site lies in a […]

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Remember When: 1954 a year of all-out assault on comic books

Sixty-four years ago, America banned werewolves. Also, vampires, ghouls, (not quite sure what they are), axe murderers, successful bank robbers, extra-marital affairs and poor grammar. Most people today are probably unaware that all of this banning ever took place. But to those of us who grew up with comic magazines during the late 1940s and […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, April 23, the 113th day of 2018. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On April 23, 1968, student protesters began occupying buildings on the campus of Columbia University in New York; police put down the protests a week later. The Methodist Church and the Evangelical United […]

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Superheroes, villains to battle at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Years from now, it might not matter that the “Wand of Watoomb” was the magical tool that the villainous Nebula stole and the even-more-villainous Loki wanted to use to destroy the universe. What kids are likely to remember, if you take them to see “Marvel Universe Live: Age of Heroes” next week, […]

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Around Town: A library fundraiser, Home & Garden Show and dinner at Crabby’s

To say life’s busy would be an understatement. Seems every weekend there’s more and more to do. Places to visit. People to see. Causes to support. On and on it goes. But, I love it. By now you know I’m the type that likes to get around town (towns, states and countries too). Last weekend […]

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College Life: Stress has an unpleasant effect on young people too

So much is happening. I’m in the process of moving, which is one of the most stressful things you can go through. The date of my graduation, as well as my imminent adulthood, are staring me in the face. I have so many assignments to work on, and big ones at that, you wouldn’t even […]

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Internationally known violinist, pianist to perform at WB synagogue, church

WILKES-BARRE — Ask virtuoso Yevgeny Kutik if he’s ever done anything like this before — playing his violin during a Shabbat service at a synagogue on a Saturday morning and then performing a concert at a church Saturday evening — and the busy world traveler honestly doesn’t know. “Probably … I might have,” he said […]

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Hub of Wilkes-Barre’s Art Walk to be ‘Art Block’ on South Main Street

WILKES-BARRE — Just as New York City has SoHo and Paris has Montmartre, now Wilkes-Barre has the second block of South Main Street. Not that the second block hasn’t been there for decades, but organizers of the city’s Third Friday Art Walk have designated the area, bordered by Northampton Street to the north and South […]

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