Multicultural Festival 2017
Wilkes-Barre festival sparks thoughts of Italian heritage

WILKES-BARRE — As the city prepares to celebrate the inaugural Multicultural Parade & Festival, I have had the honor and duty of providing details of the event to the public on behalf of Mayor Tony George. In doing so, I began to think about my cultural background and how it has affected me personally. Like […]

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Participants in inaugural Multicultural Festival in Wilkes-Barre

• Bathfitter • Community Bank • D&N Furniture • Downtown Residents Association • Emerald Isle Step Dancers • Grandma’s Cuisine (Polish) • Hartman Jerk Chicken Center • Hidy Ochiai Karate • Just Plain Crazy Face Art (Saturday only) • La Villa Restaurant • Liberty Concessions • MiMi’s Beauty Supply • Mr. P’s Potato Pancakes • […]

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Bill O’Boyle column: Summer of ‘59 festival an eye-opener for youngster

WILKES-BARRE — It happened long ago in a world that I’m afraid no longer exists. My parents took me downtown — Main Street, Plymouth, summertime, 1959 — to the American Legion Post 463. We went to the back of the building and there it was — a Ferris wheel and rides, games, kids and fun […]

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Jerk? At Wilkes-Barre festival this weekend, it’s a good thing

WILKES-BARRE — Samuel “Sammy” James sells authentic Jamaican and Caribbean cuisine out of his food truck, which will be featured at Wilkes-Barre’s Inaugural Multicultural Parade & Festival this weekend. James is a native of Montego Bay in Jamaica. He said he moved to Canada in the 1980s, where he operated a catering service and nightclub. […]

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At this multicultural spot, it’s food, flags and dance

WILKES-BARRE — “We have a lot of feathers, a lot of Velcro,” Carleen Hartman said, smiling as she showed one of the fancier outfits she hopes people will wear if they join the Caribbean-style dancing in the city’s inaugural Multicultural Festival this weekend. Hartman is selling costumes for adults and children this week at Hartman […]

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Panama/Wilkes University initiative a cultural win-win

WILKES-BARRE — A partnership between Wilkes University and the Republic of Panama is ushering in a new generation of Panamanian teachers and students who are given an opportunity to immerse themselves in American culture on the campus. Wilkes’ Panamanian initiative, which will be featured among the vendors at the city’s inaugural Multicultural Parade & Festival […]

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Aug. 5-6 Multicultural Parade & Festival to celebrate Wilkes-Barre’s diversity

WILKES-BARRE — The city is preparing for its inaugural Multicultural Parade & Festival, set for Saturday and Sunday. The event will celebrate the city’s diverse cultural and ethnic heritage through music and food. Mayor Tony George said the parade/festival is a great opportunity for organizations and businesses to support and honor the backgrounds of the […]

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Lady Eagles' Goins is Salem-bound

Grayce Goins probably had one of the most difficult tasks of any local volleyball player during the 2016 season. The Surry Central defensive specialist and libero was one of the focal points of the Lady Eagles' defense, during a season in which the team was rebuilding.

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Rising to the occasion

Kaylee Freed played an important role on North Surry volleyball teams that won 46 matches and two Western Piedmont Athletic Conference titles the past two seasons, but expected her sports career would end when she graduated.

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Hurley to coach at state games again

The Powerade State Games High School Soccer Showcase will take place June 24-25 at the UNC Greensboro Soccer Stadium, and as usual, Mount Airy head soccer coach Will Hurley will be a part of it.

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Lady Cards move Into second-place tie

Mount Airy already knew it had its work cut out for it on Thursday evening, when East Surry came calling. It didn't help the Lady Bears' cause that they had to figure out a way to stop the likes of Greensboro College recruit Mary Jo Lowe.

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Bears batter Villains again

On Wednesday night, the Granite Bears of Mount Airy registered a 9-2 win over Bishop McGuinness, and as a result, tallied back-to-back wins over the Villains in the last two days.

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Cards sweep two from Camels

Conference co-leader East Surry had to be reminded of that on Tuesday evening, when the fourth-ranked Cardinals started slowly in game one of a doubleheader with Atkins at Barry Hall Field.

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Strong second half lifts Central

Surry Central's girls' soccer team earned its second Western Piedmont Athletic Conference win on Monday evening, earning a 3-0 victory over North Surry in Dobson.

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Lankford inks with Presbyterian

After a four-year career that included four All-Conference honors and two Northwest 1A Conference Player of the Year citations, the senior walked off the court at the Dean E. Smith Center on the afternoon of March 11 as a state champion.

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Cardinals just miss team victory

The East Surry tennis team has encountered rough sailing in the early part of its 2017 season, struggling against several of the area's top programs.

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