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Wailin’ Jennys to bring harmonies to Misericordia University on Monday

DALLAS TWP. — Online reviews of The Wailin’ Jennys rave about exquisite harmonies, voices blending so well you’d think the three women were sisters (they’re not), and song topics that touch the heart. “I just want to live inside of their music,” one fan wrote. Mezzo Nicky Mehta — she’s the middle-range singer between soprano […]

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Button collector revels in the history of every little piece

EUGENE, Ore. — A rich hoard of family history might be hidden in Mason jars and cookie tins that are full of buttons. They might include buttons from wedding gowns, uniforms or the dress a child wore on her first day of school. Sandi Olsen, of rural Lane County, calls such caches of buttons “accidental […]

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Cooking on deadline: Slow cooker barbecue beer beef stew

Let’s just start by saying that the words beef, beer and barbecue in a recipe title don’t make my husband sad. When browning beef for a stew (whether you’re making it in a slow cooker, or a regular old pot or Dutch oven), it’s less important to get all the sides of the cubes of […]

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KitchenWise: Onion beer bread is a crowd-pleaser

A larger-than-usual crowd meeting up at your house for dinner? This onion beer bread would add a lot to the menu. It’s delicious, of course, but it’s also very easy to whip up. Unlike more conventional breads, this one doesn’t involve yeast or require multiple risings. And except for the rosemary, you probably have all […]

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Amish Cook: Homemade lasagna is good now and later as baby’s arrival nears

The last couple days, I’ve been becoming keenly aware of the reality that not too much time will be elapsing until the arrival of our precious little one. Along with that my mind is trying to size up what I can do to make things flow as smoothly as possible during the time that I […]

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Healthier angel food cake still has plenty of flavor

Is there anything dreamier than the tender crumb of a light-as-air angel food cake? I’ve loved angel food cake ever since I first tasted it as a child. It reminded me of cotton candy. No wonder: angel food cake is essentially a fluffy blend of a super-sugary meringue laced with just enough flour to give […]

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Wilkes University to present T-Pain at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Announced today, the Wilkes University Programming Board will present T-Pain at 7 p.m. April 15 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. According to a press release from the venue, T-Pain has “60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle” and “has cemented himself as one of the […]

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Taking care of your ticker: 10 ways to love your heart this Valentine’s Day

Heart disease is still the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Most people spend Valentine’s Day showering their loved ones with chocolates, conversation hearts and romantic dinners. But Valentine’s Day, which occurs during American Heart Month, should also stand as a reminder to love your own heart too. Here are […]

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To Your Health: TAVR procedure offers valve relief for high-risk patients

I’m writing this on Sunday evening in Chicago after visiting with my granddaughters Rowan, 28 months old, and Eve, now just 10 weeks old. It’s been a true delight spending time with them and seeing how beautifully my daughter, Kate, and her husband, Andy, are doing raising these wonderful kids. My darling wife, Mary, has […]

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Quiet Riot, The Sweet, House of Lords to perform at F.M. Kirby Center in WB

The F.M. Kirby Center announced today that the Blockbuster Hit Parade Tour, featuring Quiet Riot, The Sweet and House of Lords, will visit the downtown Wilkes-Barre theater, 71 Public Square. The trio of rock outfits will perform at 8 p.m. June 29. Los Angeles quartet Quiet Riot found stardom with their 1983 album “Metal Health,” […]

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