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Dallas students have dandy time at prom

Dallas High School students danced the night away Friday at their junior/senior prom at Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre. Andrew Francis and Rebecca Balara were voted king and queen of the prom, which had the theme “Happily Ever After.” Students who attended were lucky enough to also enjoy an early […]

Comments - 11:38 pm - updated: 9:43 am.

The smoking conundrum: Bars, restaurants — and patrons — navigate 2008 state law

Mountain Top resident Jason Hollock joins friends if they pick a Luzerne County bar that allows smoking, but those places are not his first choice. “It’s not a deal breaker, but I prefer places that are non-smoking,” said Hollock, 37. “Your clothes reek when you get out of there.” As a two-pack-a-day smoker, Lucy Keating, […]

Comments - 10:08 am - updated: 10:50 am.

Love in the Poconos: Cove Haven resorts thrive on Valentine’s Day

Duryea resident Margaret Guarnieri first visited the Cove Haven couples resort in the Pocono Mountains 30 years ago. She went again in 2014, and will make this Valentine’s Day — Tuesday — her third stay at the resort. Guarnieri said she’s returning because the resort, which opened in 1958, offers a not-too-far trek — less […]

Comments - 9:39 am - updated: 10:11 am.

Kingston rockers SUZE to perform at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — Funk-infused Kingston rock band SUZE will celebrate its 10-year anniversary at the F.M. Kirby Center this spring. “A Decade of SUZE” will honor the band’s anniversary through a performance at 8 p.m. May 12 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, as part of the Chandelier Lobby series. SUZE has released two studio […]

Comments - 11:14 am - updated: 1:02 pm.

Music app Tunefly, created by Wyoming Valley duo, to go on national tour

With groundwork laid in Northeastern Pennsylvania, locally created app Tunefly is ready to spread its wings and visit other parts of the United States. The social media music-sharing platform, designed to bridge the gap between user-friendly streaming services and artist-friendly sharing platforms, will take a 10-city Tunefly Tour across the country March 25 through April […]

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TL newsroom leads Naked Chicken Chalupa Challenge

Taco Bell’s latest food innovation makes its highly-anticipated debut in the Times Leader newsroom on Jan. 31. Together DJ Eberle, John Erzar, Patrick Kernan and Kaitlin Korgeski did the Naked Chicken Chalupa Challenge. The Naked Chicken Chalupa is the first shell made entirely of marinated all-white meat chicken. After weeks of anticipation, Taco Bell’s Naked […]

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Oprah Winfrey to be ‘special contributor’ to ‘60 Minutes’

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has been named a “special contributor” to CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” Winfrey will bring occasional reports to the newsmagazine starting this fall, when it begins its 50th season on the air. Executive producer Jeff Fager called Winfrey “a remarkable and talented woman with a level of integrity that sets […]

Comments - 10:27 am - updated: 2:17 pm.

‘No loud booms! bams! or pows!’ rule thrown out at Scranton’s Everhart Museum

SCRANTON — It’s a bird … It’s a plane … It’s the upcoming superhero-themed exhibit at Scranton’s Everhart Museum! Superman, Batman, Robin and a number of other comic-born characters are featured in “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” a new exhibit in the museum’s Maslow Galleries. Everhart […]

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Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jeff Foxworthy loves going to work. The lights go up, jokes are told and people laugh. Foxworthy is a man of many professions — sitcom star, game show host, author, voice actor — but stand-up comedy remains closest to his heart. That, and his desire to be a cowboy. “I love doing […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza ranks in top 150 arenas worldwide

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza has ranked No. 141 on the 2016 list of top arenas worldwide by entertainment industry trade publication “Pollstar.” The rankings, formed by the publication with 2016 ticket sales numbers, list the top 200 arenas around the world. The arena moved up more than 10 spots from […]

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