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After tending bar in Wilkes-Barre for 53 years, Donahue’s owner Joe Philistine ready to cut himself off

After tending bar in Wilkes-Barre for 53 years, Donahue’s owner Joe Philistine ready to cut himself off

WILKES-BARRE — In his youth, Joe Philistine dreamed of becoming an engineer on a train, an achievable aspiration in the 1940s. Bartender wasn’t on his list of career options, but looking back, he wouldn’t have chosen any other line of work. Now his 53-year career is coming to an end with the pending sale of […]

The realest interview about getting breast cancer at 18 years old

The realest interview about getting breast cancer at 18 years old

The startling breast cancer diagnosis of Brittney Beadle has been the subject of local television news segments, print articles and radio conversations. She’s the 18-year-old from Taylor battling the leading cancer in women with a seemingly unfaltering smile and contagious, positive vibe. People who heard of her diagnosis feel like they know her. Brittney says […]

“Back to the Future II” made surprisingly accurate predictions for Oct. 21, 2015

“Back to the Future II” made surprisingly accurate predictions for Oct. 21, 2015

As any true “Back to the Future II” fan knows, Oct. 21, 2015, is the date Doc Brown, Marty McFly and Jennifer traveled to, in the second installment of the blockbuster movie trilogy, in an effort to save Marty’s future son from some serious jail time. Admirers of the 1989 flick have been awaiting 10/21/2015 […]

Scranton coworking space Coalwork to host “Back to the Future” themed “Great Scott!” art show opening reception Oct. 21

Scranton coworking space Coalwork to host “Back to the Future” themed “Great Scott!” art show opening reception Oct. 21

SCRANTON—The then-future Oct. 21, 2015 setting depicted in “Back to the Future: Part II” has inspired a number of tributes, celebrations and commercial opportunities. Universal’s faux trailer for “Jaws 19,” the film playing at the theater Marty walks by in the film. Last week’s topical news from the company Hendo that, along with help from […]

The 2015 Man and Model of the Year Party is Oct. 23 — and it’s going to be the best costume party you’ll go to this year

The 2015 Man and Model of the Year Party is Oct. 23 — and it’s going to be the best costume party you’ll go to this year

Everybody with an Instagram filter thinks they’re a model. #SorryNotSorry — they’re not. They might be beautiful. They might be built. But if their pic is taken with an iPhone 6s, their model-status is BS. Weekender keeps the real model game going strong each and every week with the Man and Model of the Week […]

Vote now for the Man and Model of the year

Vote now for the Man and Model of the year

It’s Man and Model time! Online voting for Man and Model of the Year begins at 5 p.m. Oct. 7 Click on the link below to choose your favorite Man and Model then make sure you come to the party to see if your pick is crowned. This year, in addition to crowning Weekender’s Man […]

The University of Scranton was named among 50 Fittest Colleges in America, new Active Times study reveals

The University of Scranton was named among 50 Fittest Colleges in America, new Active Times study reveals

SCRANTON — College isn’t just a place for casual hookups and basement parties. It’s not even just a place for getting a decent education, either. It’s where young people go to become well-rounded, said Dave Martin, director of athletics at The University of Scranton. “People think that you go to college just for an education,” […]

Scranton to host inagural Fringe Festival from October 1 through October 4

Scranton to host inagural Fringe Festival from October 1 through October 4

SCRANTON — The first Fringe Festival occurred in Edinburg, Scotland in 1947. A number of theaters that were left out of the inaugural Edinburg International Festival decided to run concurrent shows that took advantage of the influx of theatergoers by offering a festival alternative. Today, the alternative has become a festival itself—the 2014 edition of […]

Are you sick of everybody being so damn politically correct?

Are you sick of everybody being so damn politically correct?

Why do people get so easily offended? And who has time for that? Donald Trump sure as hell doesn’t. At the first GOP debate in August, Trump boldly stated, “The big problem this country has is being politically correct. I don’t have time for political correctness.” Transgender vs. transvestite. Cognitively disabled vs. retarded. All lives […]

Local yoga practitioner organizes wellness festival with help from community

Local yoga practitioner organizes wellness festival with help from community

MOOSIC — When Chelsea Manganaro considered organizing a yoga festival in Northeastern Pennsylvania, she envisioned throwing a smaller scale Wanderlust, but it wasn’t until she was bartending at a beer festival that she got the itch to start executing her plan to throw a hometown version of the nationally celebrated health and wellness festival. With […]