For McCain, a cross-country farewell

For McCain, a cross-country farewell

WASHINGTON — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday. McCain had long feuded with President […]

Psychedelia, soul take center stage at Peach Music Festival on Saturday

Psychedelia, soul take center stage at Peach Music Festival on Saturday

Unyielding rain dampened clothes but not spirits Saturday as the Peach Music Festival continued at the Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. Inclement weather, and presumably-peak attendance, brought concert-goers together under the massive main-stage tent, during a day that saw high-profile bands play in front of thousands and acts on the rise entertain for few […]

Pathways aims to help those facing unplanned pregnancy issues

Pathways aims to help those facing unplanned pregnancy issues

KINGSTON — At Pathways Unplanned Pregnancy Center, Executive Director Kathy Leamont has a message for clients. “I like to say, ‘You can do what you want; we want you to be sure you want what you do,’” Leamont said. Pathways Unplanned Pregnancy Help Center, located at 480 Pierce St., Suite 320, is a faith-based not-for-profit […]

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

Area residents flock to Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for Pokemon Go event

WILKES-BARRE — Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Wilkes-Barre Sunday afternoon to capture one of Pokemon’s most iconic characters, Squirtle, on the Pokemon Go app. The app just celebrated the two-year anniversary of its release on July 6. It allows users to use their cellphones to create an augmented reality on their devices’ […]

Le Manhattan Bistro Chef Gwen Le Pape recalls connection to Anthony Bourdain

Le Manhattan Bistro Chef Gwen Le Pape recalls connection to Anthony Bourdain

WILKES-BARRE —“Who told you I froze the food?” Chef Gwen Le Pape asked indignantly. “That is a lie! I packed it in dry ice!” Standing behind the bar in Le Manhattan Bistro, the downtown Wilkes-Barre restaurant he owns, Le Pape seemed mollified when a reporter explained there must have been a miscommunication in a news […]