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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Farewell to New Visions We have some sad news for the art community to share this week: Adam Weitzenkorn and Melanie Boisseau, owners of New Visions Studio & Gallery, are moving out of the area and closing the venue that has become a hub of activity for art shows, concerts, literary readings, and...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   I scream, you scream Last week I wrote about celebrating National Hot Dog Month, which, I must admit, was a lot of fun. However, it has since been brought to my attention that July is also National Ice Cream month. How could I have missed that? I’m someone who would gladly trade a ham and cheese...

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Feeling hot, hot, hot dogs July is National Hot dog month. Did you know that? When I learned  this, of course, I thought of Tina Fey’s 30 Rock character, Liz Lemon, and her love of hot dogs. I also thought about wiener dogs and how cute they are, and then I thought maybe it’s time for a barbecue in celebration of Oscar Mayer, Hebrew National, or the brand...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Perfect night in Pittston What are you doing after work on Friday? If you’re looking for a fun night out, head to Pittston for the City’s Second Friday Art Walk paired with GayNEPA.com’s Rainbow Night Out. In addition to the art walk, there will be live music and restaurant specials.  Pick up your...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Is that cake I smell? Our regular readers know that I love baked goods. I love baking them; I love eating them. I love everything about them. In my opinion, baked goods are the answer to a lot of problems in the world. Ever walk into a tense meeting with a plate of snickerdoodles? Yep. It changes...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW     Fun on the Mountain We all think of Montage Mountain for shopping, dining, concerts and baseball games — but did you know there is also a regulation size beach volleyball court on site, too? Now under new ownership, Montage Mountain has undergone renovations and updates, and the volleyball court...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Third Friday fun Downtown Wilkes-Barre is the place to be after work on Friday as galleries and businesses host a free art walk, Third Friday Wilkes-Barre. The event is coordinated by a committee of the Wyoming Valley Art League and features a variety of cultural events in the following venues: Aura Om,...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Bike Tour & Festival What better way to enjoy a summer day than biking through northeastern Pennsylvania — and that’s just what our friends at the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority have planned for Saturday. The 4th annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Ode to fashion I can remember shopping for shoes and clothes as young as toddler age. (Hey, I never claimed to be normal). Certain pieces still stand out in my mind to this day. I really enjoyed a pair of denim wedge sandals with embroidered flowers on the sides, and a pair of particularly snappy black...

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EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW   Mmmm, who’s hungry? If you love good food, you’ll want to mark your calendar for a couple of delicious events coming your way. On Saturday, June 1, the Osterhout Free Library’s North Branch will host a Pasta Dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. in the library’s Community Room, 28 Oliver St., in the...