To Your Health: How to deal with symptoms if you contract the flu

Last week, we looked at what you can do to lower your risks of getting influenza and listed some of the things to reduce its spread within your circle of contacts. But even if you’re fanatical about washing your hands and do your best to avoid people with obvious symptoms, there is still a chance […]

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Remember When: Had to work for simple pleasures in good old days

Ah, this time of year what can be tastier than a good cup of coffee with a couple of slices of toast, maybe with jelly? That’s a nice snack to whip up for late night or early morning, right? Just the thing for these cold, wet, gray days here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. But “the good […]

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Beyond the Byline: For clarity, look to those ‘60s TV shows

WILKES-BARRE — Have you ever wondered why Baby Boomers turned out to be such good human beings? You can research this all you want, but the answer — the real answer — is that we watched television. Yes, the same medium that is feared today — bastion of “fake news” and all that — TV […]

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Barletta remains optimistic about ‘pro-American immigration reform’

WILKES-BARRE — In a recent interview with Breitbart News, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta said he remains optimistic about Congress’s chance to pass pro-American immigration reform. “Well you know, for me this is one of the reasons that I am here in Washington right now,” Barletta told Breitbart News. “I have been fighting this issue back […]

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Remember When: Retracing domestic history through old WB neighborhood

You can’t go home again? Actually, sometimes you can. At least if the old house is still there and you’re not interrupting anyone’s dinner. If it’s not … well, more about that in a bit. A few years ago, I managed to get inside the house where we’d lived in Wilkes-Barre’s Rolling Mill Hill section […]

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Remember When: Cold, shortages, war overcome during Christmas, 1917

Heavy traffic and long checkout lines getting on your nerves as the Christmas shopping season moves into high gear? Ready to scream because the store was out of that humongous TV you wanted? Oh, poor us! If you’d been around in December of 1917, you’d really have had something to complain about — actually three […]

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Capitol Roundup: Some tips on how to avoid charity scams during the holidays

WILKES-BARRE — The holidays inspire selflessness and charitable giving in many individuals, but unscrupulous scam artists may view that generosity as an opportunity to line their own pockets. As part of Holiday Scam Protection Week, the Department of Banking and Securities is joining the Department of State to advise consumers to look out for signs […]

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Beyond the Byline: A caroling we must go

WILKES-BARRE — So when was the last time you had carolers outside your door? I’ll bet it’s been a while — a long while at that. Caroling seems to have become a lost art. I can remember back in the day when carolers were everywhere — in courthouse rotundas, department store toy departments, bank lobbies, […]

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Remember When: Do-it-yourself decorating in Christmas seasons past

“So what do you think?” asked my buddy Alner, displaying his Christmas purchases. “Look at this. It’s a drone that flies around the house flashing red and green lights. Isn’t that neat for the holidays?” I sighed. “Far be it from me to diss technology, Alner. But there is something to be said for a […]

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On Thanksgiving and every day, always give thanks

WILKES-BARRE — On Thanksgiving 2017, I wonder if we all really get what the big day and celebration is all about. Some say it all began as a celebration of the great harvest, while others say it was an event that marked the Pilgrims survival in America. Whatever the “real meaning” of Thanksgiving is or […]

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