The W: Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden, Kellie Pickler, and driving safety

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First Posted: 5/20/2013


…is Dwight “Doc” Gooden? Sports fans will know that he was a dominant pitcher for the National League in the 1980s, someone who’s played for the Mets and Yankees, and now someone who will be signing autographs at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton.

On May 25 from 4-6 p.m., Doc will be signing autographs for a fee of $29 at Sports Fever.


…can you expect from the lineup at Mount Airy Casino Resort this summer?

“This summer’s exciting headliners will offer something for every guest’s musical tastes,” said John Culetsu, executive vice president and general manager. Talents of several different genres will come through the stage, including American Idol winner Kellie Pickler (June 1, 8 p.m., $35-$50), a free show by Grammy Award winner Gretchen Wilson (June 16, 7 p.m.), blues rockers Blues Traveler (June 21, 8 p.m., $38, $30), and ‘70s rock band Kansas (Aug. 11, 7 p.m., $25-$45).

To purchase tickets, call 1.800.745.3000 or visit


…can you learn about driving safety for this impending holiday weekend?

At numerous State Farm Agent offices on May 24, where they will offer up not only advice, but food, drink, and giveaways for new and existing customers.

Customers can stop in at the offices of Frank Sorokach, Rt. 92, Tunkhannock; Jen Ricci-Lupole, 629 E. Drinker St., Dunmore; Rob Farina, Rt. 92 South, Tunkhannock; Dan Ricci, 70 Lathrop St., Montrose; Kevin Kendall, 933 Weir Lake Rd., Kunkletown; Christie Bonnice, Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre; Jeff Ryan, Drinker Turnpike, Covington Twp.; Tim Carpenter, 16559 State Rt. 706; Al Pianelli, 165 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd.; Beth Maloughney, 1434 Pocono Blvd., Mount Pocono; Jerry Donahue, 300 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton; and Dave Andes, 348 Pierce St., Kingston.