More Than Movies: Silence observed

I have been noting lately we have so few opportunities to observe silence in our lives. This is so dramatically illustrated in our art classes, because art classes are times when silence sometimes reigns, silence while creating an art project, especially as it is planned and conceived. As Dietrich Theater art teacher Amy Colley says, […]

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More Than Movies: Stories take center stage at the Dietrich Theater

A Lake Carey story and a Harding story – our exhibits often tell wonderful stories. The newly installed Heritage Quilts exhibit, on display through Nov. 15, tells two stories of the special quilting tradition in our area, the story of two special families. Robert Fellows, of Lake Carey, is sharing the quilts and memorabilia of […]

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Shavertown firefighters to be honored for saving woman in burning building

LEHMAN TWP. — The Shavertown Volunteer Fire Department will honor five of its own with Medals of Valor for saving the life of a Dallas woman trapped in a burning house. The event will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Nesbitt Academic Commons Building on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus. […]

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Back Mountain Trick or Treat Neighborhood set for Oct. 31 at fairgrounds

LEHMAN TWP. — A Back Mountain Trick or Treat Neighborhood will be held from 6:15 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31 at the Luzerne County Fairgrounds. Parents, community members and volunteers are looking to provide a safe, controlled and fun Halloween experience for both children and residents. The fairgrounds will simulate a neighborhood and kids […]

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More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater patrons show interest in Native American history

We have so much rich Native American history in our area and so many are hungry to find out more about it. Sixty people attended Jim Remsen’s presentation, “Visions of Teaoga,” which is also the title of his book that he signed for those who purchased it. We learned that most of the attendees found […]

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Capitol roundup: Bill would severely limit women’s health care options, Wolf says

Gov. Tom Wolf this week joined women’s health advocates and medical professionals to denounce the fast-tracking of Senate Bill 3, which the governor said would eliminate a woman’s right to make choices about her own health care in consultation with her doctor. “I want to thank the members of the Senate who fought this bill, […]

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Retired West Side Career & Technical Center instructors enjoy lunch in school’s new cafeteria

After nearly a half century, 100-year-old Beatrice Ray visited the West Side Career and Technology Center to attend a retiree luncheon in the newly renovated West Side Café. Mrs. Ray began teaching at WSCTC when it opened in 1969 where she was charged with developing the Culinary Arts curriculum and the food service program. She […]

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Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber’s economic summit, Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge fundraiser successful

The Back Mountain Chamber (BMC) held its Fourth Annual BMC Economic Summit Breakfast in October. It featured a speaker from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The presentation was a comprehensive review of the economy, similar to the recent report given to Congress, and provided critical financial information for senior corporate managers as well as […]

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Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber preps for economic summit, candy fundraiser

September was a very active month for the Back Mountain Chamber, as it held its fourth annual Cultural Committee event. This year the event featured a Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, Jimmy and the Parrots, and was called “Back In Paradise.” Over 300 people attended the event at the Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion. At the […]

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Chamber Notes: Back Mountain Chamber welcomes new members

August was another quiet month for the Back Mountain Chamber, as many members were enjoying some last minute summer vacation time before school starts for their children. The Back Mountain Chamber wishes everyone a safe and happy start of another school year. New members We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest […]

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