To Your Health: How to maintain healthy skin in the elements of winter

Have you had enough of winter yet? I bet your skin has. Along with the cold, ice, snow and wind, the air in winter is typically dry and that can make your skin feel itchy and irritated. So you have to work harder to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. The humidity levels drop […]

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Ride-hailing companies may be the cure to medical transportation woes

Lyft and Uber are attempting to cure a major medical problem for poor people and the elderly: getting a ride to the doctor. The ride-hailing services are expanding their offer to take patients around the country to and from non-emergency health care appointments, and they have a huge market to target. More than 7 million […]

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre postpones Northeast Regional Science Olympiad to March 9

LEHMAN TWP. — The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre is postponed until Friday, March 9, according to Rachel Olszewski, campus strategic communications specialist. A pending snow storm expected Wednesday into Thursday caused the annual event to be rescheduled. The Northeast Regional Science Olympiad is expected to attract […]

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Out On a Limb: NEPA ancestors lived and died quite differently

We genealogists know that life was a lot different for our ancestors. And so, apparently, was death. Accidental drug overdoses (155) and suicide (64) were the major causes of non-natural death in Luzerne County for 2017, The Times Leader recently reported. A century ago, according to the Wilkes-Barre Record Almanac, those causes didn’t even merit […]

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Northern Ireland’s lake lands: Rain, history and the Mellons

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — We stood at the bar of the grand Lough Erne Resort, looking out at the driving rain. “You see that lake out there,” mused the barman wryly. “That was a field this morning.” This was my first trip to Northern Ireland’s lake lands in the western region, two hours by car […]

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Today in history

Today is Monday, March 5, the 64th day of 2018. There are 301 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 5, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson began in the U.S. Senate, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding. Johnson, the first U.S. president to be impeached, was accused […]

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Wilkes University professor publishes book that celebrates women’s voices

WILKES-BARRE — Choosing books over babies — in her 17th-century world, she couldn’t have both — a Mexican teenager entered a convent so she could read and study to her heart’s content. Today, Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz is recognized as a champion of women’s right to an education, and her image can be […]

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Around Town: Celebrity bartending, POWER! and anticipation for parade day

“Oops.” “Sorry for the spill.” “Which is the diet coke?” I uttered all of the above Thursday night, during the Celebrity Bartending Happy Hour, which benefited Family Service Association, at Rodano’s on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. I consider myself an excellent patron, always saying “please” and “thank you,” and tipping generously for the wonderful service […]

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College Life: A restful spring break is as valid as any adventurous plans

Ah, my final spring break. A whole week off from exams, papers, projects and presentations — and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The few weeks before a break are often the hardest. Between midterm exams and professors squeezing one last project in before break, it becomes overwhelming. Add a bad cold that […]

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Actors Circle to present Agatha Christie play ‘The Mousetrap’ in Scranton

SCRANTON — Imagine the snow is piling up outside and you’re warm and safe and dry inside an English guest house. How snug! How cozy! Except that one of the other guests has been found dead and now, Detective Trotter says, you and everybody else in the house are prime suspects. “We’re all possible murderers,” […]

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