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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...

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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...

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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...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Is there a future star in your house? There’s big news out of Scranton this week: The Scranton Cultural Center (SCC) at the Masonic Temple has announced that Harry Connick, Jr. and his creative team will be in the area to complete the audio recording for one of his newest productions, The Happy Elf....

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW     Mark your calendars There’s no sign of northeastern Pennsylvania heading into a post-Labor Day slump. We’re ready for PA Oktoberfest this weekend at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (see page 31 for all the details). And there’s a host of other events coming our way soon too. Check it...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   You can dance! If you’ve ever wanted to star in a music video, then here’s your chance. You’re invited to shake and shimmy your way through Nay Aug Park on Friday as part of Geisinger-Community Medical Center’s Pink Glove Dance video shoot. The dance is an annual national competition sponsored by...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   There’s so much to talk about this week, I hardly know where to begin. First, I want to fill you in on an important historical celebration that members of our local colleges and universities are hosting on Thursday night. Next, I’ll share my story of personal triumph over clutter. And then I’ll...

The Scoop: She’s So Unusual

  She’s so unusual, and she’s headed our way Pop icon Cyndi Lauper will make a stop in The 570 this fall when the She’s So Unusual Tour comes to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. Lauper will perform on October 22 at 8 p.m.   Count us in! We all remember the release of She’s So Unusual back in 1983. The album...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   What festival has your name on it? I’ve been giving you a heads up on fairs and festivals each week this summer, and you seem to appreciate it. So … here goes. If you’re in search of potato pancakes and pierogies, your nearest beer tent, or your favorite ice cream, have no fear. There’s still...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   All about animals As I write this column, my 16-year-old cocker spaniel is snoozing comfortably at my feet. It’s the best. I thought about Sophie a lot this week as we created an issue devoted to animals. If you love animals as much as we do, don’t miss Tom Graham’s roundup of local animal rescues...