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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater film festival in full swing

Have you ever wondered how Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater became a film festival venue? Film festivals are held all around the world – the best known ones are in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto, New York and Utah. So how did the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania evolve to feature four film festivals a year, showing as […]

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Wycallis Elementary School PTO holds ‘Family Fun Paint Night’

The Wycallis PTO held its first “Family Fun Paint Night” fundraiser on Feb. 9. Under the instruction of Erin Murray, a local art teacher and owner of Home is Where the Art Is, 90 attendees enjoyed a night of creativity and fun. Painters were able to choose from a beginner or advanced level painting with […]

8 Comments - 5:38 pm

Lake-Lehman wins junior high wrestling title

Mason Konigus (95 pounds), Pat Diepro (165), Jeff Meader (155) and Arron Groboski (250) all won championships Feb. 10 to lead Lake-Lehman to the team title in the Wyoming Valley Conference Junior High Wrestling Championships at Pittston Area. Lake-Lehman scored 201 points to finish first in the 13-team field, well in front of Pittston Area’s […]

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More Than Movies: Excitement grows for Dietrich Theater’s Winter Fest 2018

More than usual excitement is in the air about Winter Fest 2018. Executive Director Erica Rogler noted the featured 21 films have garnered 39 Oscar nominations. Film Booker Ronnie Harvey added Winter Fest includes five of the films nominated for Best Motion Picture: “Lady Bird,” “3 Billboards of Ebbing, Missouri,” “Call Me By Your Name,” […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater chases aways winters ‘blahs’

One of the highlights at the Dietrich Theater this year is Jeff Mitchell’s armchair hiking journey through the incredible beauty of the mountains of our world in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Not all of us are able to take to the hiking trails, but we can all marvel at the views from mountaintops, the fabulous rock formations, […]

8 Comments - 12:46 pm

Lehman-Jackson students nominated for Be Your Best program

Students were nominated by their teachers for demonstrating the value of being honest during the month of January for the BE YOUR BEST program at Lehman-Jackson Elementary. From left, first row, are Donald James, principal; Chase Aten, John Weaver, Justin Chervenitski, Emersyn Perlis, Alexa Thompson, Keira Middleton, Alexis Weaver, Leo Kleyman, Jack Dennis, Valentino Cassano, […]

8 Comments - 12:02 pm

Chamber Notes: Time to get working on our list of goals

Frigid temperatures and what seemed like snow every other day kept us all busy battling the elements throughout the month of January. Even for those of us used to the typical winters in Northeast Pennsylvania, we know it’s been cold when 30° seems like a mild day. Now that January has come and gone, each […]

8 Comments - 12:16 pm

More Than Movies: Wyoming County Reads kicks off at theater, library

Did you know William Shakespeare and Agatha Christie are the best-selling fiction authors of all time? It is estimated that 2 billion copies of each author’s books have sold. No surprise to anyone, Stephen King is also a best-selling author. A conservative estimate is that 300 million of his books have been sold. These were […]

8 Comments - 2:17 pm

New books added to Back Mountain Memorial Library shelves

DALLAS — The following new books have been added to the shelves of the Back Mountain Memorial Library, 96 Huntsville Road, for the month of January 2018: EXPRESS “City of Endless Night” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny “The Take” by Christopher Reich “Anatomy of a Scandal” by Sarah Vaughan […]

8 Comments - 7:25 pm

More Than Movies: Blues and books featured at the Dietrich Theater

The Blues in Art and Music filled the walls and the air at the Dietrich Theater last weekend as 100 attendees browsed the galleries and sat back in the rocker chairs of the Fassett Theater to listen to the music. The overnight snowstorm did not keep blues fans away. Painter Catrina King, photographer John Rocklin […]

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