A Firey Night of Delightfully Wicked Fun

A Firey Night of Delightfully Wicked Fun Bonfire at Scranton Iron Furnaces, Oct. 19   “Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” — The Witches of Macbeth   We all know that famous line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and what better time to bring them to life than for a special show at the Bonfire at the Iron Furnaces on...

The Wine, The Witches and The Wardrobe

Something Fabulous This Way Comes Tickets on sale now for The Wine, The Witches and The Wardrobe     Pick up your favorite LBD from the cleaners, and dig your finest witch hat out of storage because you may want to wear both to the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple next week when The Wine, The Witches, and The Wardrobe returns to the...

Up Close: Anne Rodella

Meant to be… There was a time when Anne Rodella envisioned a career as a high school teacher. She majored in theater and secondary education and English at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. Three weeks before graduation, she changed her mind about her career plans; her lifelong interest in the arts beckoning her to shift professional gears. Around the same...

The Scoop

JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW On tour This week, we’re going on tour and we’d like you to join us. That’s right. There are numerous fun and interesting tours this season that showcase the best of northeastern Pennsylvania. Here’s a few: Tour the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. Even if you’ve visited...

Up Close: Sara Peperno

Helping others to see … When Sara Peperno joined the staff of the Wilkes-Barre Association for the Blind as President and CEO just a few weeks ago, she knew immediately this was the place for her. “The amount of leadership on our board and the number of people who are involved in the organization is just astounding to me,” she said. “We’re lucky...

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JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Vote! Vote! Vote! It’s that time again … time to think about the people and places that mean the most to you and vote for them in the annual electric city and diamond city Best Of Readers’ Poll. If you aren’t familiar with the Best Of poll, we tally up votes from readers in Lackawanna County for the...

Up Close: Michael Melcher

Building a Dream … Before he became the executive director of the Scranton Cultural Center (SCC) a few weeks ago, Michael Melcher was working as the executive director of Pennsylvania Youth Theater in Bethlehem, Pa. There, he spent a considerable amount of time serving as the Executive Director for The Happy Elf, a Harry Connick Jr. musical production....

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JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   A tasty quiz Mmm … I can almost taste the spanakopita already. The Fall Greek Food Festival at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre opens Oct. 3 and runs through Oct. 5. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It’s three days of glorious Greek appetizers, entrees and pastries, and some of us...

College Extra: Discounts

Don’t blow your budget! Many businesses offer discounts to college students If you’re a college student trying not to break your budget (our your parents’ budget), then be sure to inquire with your school’s Student Affairs Office or Community Relations Office about discounts that may be available to  you. For example, as part of the Show It, Save It...

College Extra: Lowdown on Lattes

The lowdown on lattes Great coffee (and more) close to campus Of course, you can always grab a cup of coffee to go on campus and you can usually spot the chain coffee shops right away (our Starbucks is inside the Mall at Steamtown and there’s a Dunkin Donuts on Mulberry Street). But when it comes to finding the quaint coffee shops off campus, do you know the...