Take me out to the ballgame

 Bob Price, centennial chairperson, announces upcoming centennial events: Tentatively scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, a summer of celebrations will kick off with Dupont Day at the RailRiders at PNC Field. Dupont will be recognized pregame and during (read more)

Wyoming Area's Tristan Sokach-Minnick wins first West Pittston Tomorrow Scholarship

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In the spring of 2010, I was graduating from Wyoming Area. The world was my oyster. I was excited for the next four years of college. I would be close to home, at King’s College. I wanted to be an elementary education major. My oldest brother (God bless h (read more)

Here's to another successful Easter egg hunt

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Our Easter chocolate is still lingering (unless you eat fast or share!), and Easter cheer is here today because the Easter egg hunt photos are in! Two weeks ago, the Hughestown Lions Club held its annual Easter egg hunt. The event took place Saturday, Apr (read more)

Benefit motorcycle run will honor fallen Duryea soldier

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with former Duryea resident Michelle Dale. Many of you probably remember Michelle and her parents, Francis and Anna Szymanski, who were longtime residents of Pettebone Street. I certainly remember them, but more imp (read more)

Wyoming Free Library will host food assistance registration

A representative from the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank will be at the Wyoming Free Library from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, to register Luzerne County residents 60 years old and older in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), made av (read more)

Explore trucks and heavy equipment at Avoca Fire Department's Touch a Truck Day

Considering the great success of last year’s event, our friends at the Avoca Fire Department have once again invited all of the life-size Tonka toys to town for area children to enjoy. Avoca Fire Department will have its second annual Touch a Truck Day fr (read more)

Pittston Township garbage bags, stickers go on sale this week

The 2017 refuse permit and sale of garbage bags will be held Wednesday, May 3, through Friday, May 5, at the Pittston Township Municipal Building. The permits are good for the fiscal year June 1, 2017 to May 31, 2018.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday (read more)

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