More Than Movies: Independent cinema is alive and well

As I write, our Dietrich Theater Winter Fest – a feast of three weeks of 21 foreign and independent films – is in its last day. How will it be remembered? Ronnie Harvey, our film booker, reflects that this festival certainly proves independent cinema is alive and well. He believes it is going through a […]

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More Than Movies: ‘Jane’ documentary a must-see festival film at the Dietrich

Winter Fest, continuing through March 8, has so many remarkable films to recommend, but I feel compelled to tell you about the documentary “Jane.” I thought I knew quite a bit about Jane Goodall – her research about chimpanzees is legendary. I even had a chance to meet her in 1997 when she was invited […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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