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Their view: Suddenly Republicans don’t hate the IRS

Their view: Suddenly Republicans don’t hate the IRS

Big legislation passes Congress, creating new responsibilities for the Internal Revenue Service. Congressional conservatives have a simple answer: slash spending for the agency to cripple a new measure they couldn’t defeat. That’s what happened seven years ago after enactment of the Affordable Care Act. Now those IRS bashers now are trying to undo the damage […]

Outdoors Listings: Feb. 7 through 13

Outdoors Listings: Feb. 7 through 13

THIS WEEK: Feb. 7 through 13 North Branch Land Trust Winter Picnic, 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Bear Creek Camp, 3601 Bear Creek Boulevard (Route 115), Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Participants may come and go as they please and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities. You may bring your snowshoes, cross country skis, […]

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 31 to Feb. 6

THIS WEEK: Jan. 31 through Feb. 6 WinterFest at Nescopeck State Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 3 with the ever-popular sled dog team, children’s activities, snowshoe demos, and more at the park along Honey Hole Road in Drums. We’ll have a warming fire and Dennison Township Volunteer Fire Department will have hot food […]

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 24 through 30

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 24 through 30

THIS WEEK: Jan. 24 through 30 Boulder Field At Hickory Run State Park, moderate 6.5-mile hike. Sponsored by the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at 11:45 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Park & Ride on Rte 309 near Blackman St. (across from KMART) and leave at noon. Bring snack and water. Leader Rita Skechus 570-457-0527. […]

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 17 through 23

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 17 through 23

THIS WEEK: Jan. 17 through 23 Bald Eagle Watch for Seniors, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 18. Seniors and retirees are invited to join the staff of Nescopeck State Park for a field trip through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in search of wintering and resident bald eagles. Sightings are likely but […]

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 10 through 16

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 10 through 16

THIS WEEK: Jan. 10 through 16 Introduction to Snowshoeing Opportunities, 9 a.m. Jan. 13 at Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums. Join park staff for a learn-to-snowshoe program. We’ll learn the parts of a snowshoe, how they work, and go on a short snowshoe hike. Participants should dress in waterproof shoes, layers, and avoid […]

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

Outdoors Listings: Jan. 3 through 9

THIS WEEK: Jan. 3 through 9 Hide-n’-Seekers Program for Preschoolers – Animals in Winter, 10 a.m. Jan. 4 at Nescopeck State Park, Honey Hole Road, Drums. Join us for a program to get preschoolers ages 3-5 out and learning about our natural world through stories, activities, and crafts. Weather permitting, we’ll go outside for part […]

Outdoors Listings: Dec. 27 through Jan. 2

Outdoors Listings: Dec. 27 through Jan. 2

THIS WEEK: Dec. 27 through Jan. 2 Wyoming Valley Levee. Easy 5 mile hike. Meet at Levee parking lot next to Midway Shopping Center (across from Swetland Homestead) on US Route 11 at 12:45 p.m. Dec. 31 and leave at 1 p.m. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. First Day Hike: Lake and Nescopeck Trails, […]

Theater Listings: Nov. 15 to 21

Theater Listings: Nov. 15 to 21

THIS WEEK: Oct. Nov. 15 to 21 Italian American Reconciliation. A man still smitten by his ex-wife struggles to put his broken marriage behind him, but not before one final attempt to woo her in playwright John Patrick Shanley’s romantic comedy, Italian American Reconciliation. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 16-18 at King’s […]

Speak and See Listings: Nov.15 to 21

This Week, Nov. 15 to 21 OPENING EXHIBITS Cider Painters of America International Exhibit, featuring paintings no larger than 3-inches by 5-inches. Reception is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 12 at Mainstreet Galleries, 370 Pierce St., Kingston. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31, with hours 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and […]