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Wyoming Area grad’s message being heard everywhere

Wyoming Area grad’s message being heard everywhere

EXETER — By a school administrator cutting off his microphone and ending his speech before he was finished, Wyoming Area graduate Peter Butera feels his message is now being heard louder than he ever thought possible. Butera, the 18-year-old class president and valedictorian, Wednesday said his graduation speech was intended to try to effect some […]

The Wall that Heals: Vietnam Memorial replica arrives in Swoyersville

The Wall that Heals: Vietnam Memorial replica arrives in Swoyersville

SWOYERSVILLE — Richard “Sarge” Silva knows why it’s important to have The Wall That Heals on display in Luzerne County. Silva, of Nicholson, has been to the original Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., but he understands many people aren’t able to make the trip to the nation’s capital to see it. “This is […]

D-Day hero, from Shavertown, remembers storming Utah Beach in Normandy

D-Day hero, from Shavertown, remembers storming Utah Beach in Normandy

SHAVERTOWN — On the U.S. Department of Defense website, Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said it all about the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion. “There are moments in a nation’s history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death,” Scaparrotti said […]

Sun shines on 62nd annual Fine Arts Fiesta

Sun shines on 62nd annual Fine Arts Fiesta

WILKES-BARRE — You can find just about anything artsy and crafty at the 62nd annual Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square — paintings, drawings, jewelry, photographs, scarves, T-shirts, hats, food for all tastes, ice cream, lemonade, pizza — and brooms. Yes, brooms. John Warren, of Countrybrooms of Gilbertsville, said he has been making brooms since […]

For performers, the circus is a way of life

For performers, the circus is a way of life

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Viki Zsilak is from Hungary, and she has performed in the circus all her life. At age 45, Zsilak travels with her son, Richard, 19, who began performing at age 6. Even as the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus nears the end of its line — final performances will be […]

Music and dance fusion act Rhythmic Circus to perform at F.M. Kirby Center

Music and dance fusion act Rhythmic Circus to perform at F.M. Kirby Center

WILKES-BARRE — Minneapolis-based tap dance and music outfit Rhythmic Circus is coming to the F.M. Kirby Center. The 12-piece ensemble, which fuses percussive dance and elements of rock, funk and brass bands, will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 30 at the downtown theater, 71 Public Square, in a show titled “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now.” […]

Keyboard player Josh Balz announces exit from Motionless in White

Keyboard player Josh Balz announces exit from Motionless in White

Shavertown keyboard player Josh Balz announced Jan. 10, that he’s leaving internationally touring metalcore group Motionless in White. Balz made the announcement via his official Twitter page. He walks away from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre based rock outfit after 10 years, three studio albums, and several national and international tours, including a spot on the 2016 Vans […]

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News, will host 2 shows on NBC

Megyn Kelly leaving Fox News, will host 2 shows on NBC

NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox News star who’s had a contentious relationship with President-elect Donald Trump, said Tuesday that she’s leaving the network for NBC News, where she will host a daytime talk show, a weekend newsmagazine and contribute to breaking news coverage. NBC News made the announcement Tuesday, ending months of […]

E-bikes may be next step for bikers, next giant leap for the sport

E-bikes may be next step for bikers, next giant leap for the sport

WILKES-BARRE — The bikes of the future are upon us, and Around Town Bicycles is offering a free demonstration of what that ride will be like. The Specialized Turbo Levo is a mountain e-bike that assists riders looking for an extra boost. The Turbo Levo requires a rider to pedal to receive output from the […]

Sara Mazzitelli of Forty Fort battles breast cancer with grace, optimism

Sara Mazzitelli of Forty Fort battles breast cancer with grace, optimism

“I’ve got this.” That’s been Sara Mazzitelli’s mantra through her battle with breast cancer. Sara, a Forty Fort resident and sixth grade math teacher in the Wyoming Area School District, has been treated by doctors and bolstered by her family, boyfriend, friends and students, but she has also summoned strength from within for her fight. […]