‘Annie’ coming to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Feb. 23

‘Annie’ coming to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Feb. 23

WILKES-BARRE — The Tony Award-winning musical “Annie” is coming to the Wyoming Valley on its U.S. national tour. The celebrated production, which has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin, will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center, 71 Public Square. The […]

Our furry friends

Our furry friends

Name: Riley Breed: Pitbull/yellow lab mix Owner: Victoria Letcavage Hometown: Scranton Name: Riley Breed: Pitbull/yellow lab mix Owner: Victoria Letcavage Hometown: Scranton http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/web1_pet011817.jpgName: Riley Breed: Pitbull/yellow lab mix Owner: Victoria Letcavage Hometown: Scranton

Tap This: A few beers to help melt the winter blues

Tap This: A few beers to help melt the winter blues

The winter months are tough. While some love the skiing, sledding or hiking some tend to retreat to warmth. Sun lamps are certainly one way to get through the winter months, but there is also another great way to dream of warmer days and that is with some bright and beautiful beers. A combination of […]

News of the Weird: How much would you pay for one of Stephen Curry’s used mouthguards?

News of the Weird: How much would you pay for one of Stephen Curry’s used mouthguards?

Leading Economic Indicator The salary the Golden State Warriors pay to basketball whiz Stephen Curry may be a bargain at $12 million a year, but the economics is weirder about the prices Curry’s fans pay on the street for one of his used mouthguards retrieved from the arena floor after a game. One used, sticky, […]

Things to do in Wilkes-Barre this weekend

Pop-Up Pop Art. Free! Artist Elaine D. Walton has created a series of canvas pieces depicting pop culture icons and her work will be on display (and for sale) from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jan. 20 at Rodano’s, 53 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Walton will be on-hand to answer questions about her work. Admission is […]

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy visit Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Jeff Foxworthy loves going to work. The lights go up, the jokes are told and the people laugh. Foxworthy is a man of many professions, with sitcom star, game show host, author and voice actor among them, but stand-up remains closest to his heart. That, and his desire to be a cowboy. […]

Condition Oakland learns to let go while holding onto what’s important

Condition Oakland learns to let go while holding onto what’s important

Learn to let go. That’s the prevailing theme of Condition Oakland’s upcoming full-length release, “Burial Ground.” “I’d say most of the songs are about letting go of stuff that kind of haunts you, like relationships, places you’ve worked, places you’ve lived, stuff like that,” said CO guitarist/vocalist Tyler Troutman. The songs are wrapped in a […]

Girl Talk: Own that compliment; you deserve it

Girl Talk: Own that compliment; you deserve it

“You look wonderful today.” The phrase seems simple enough, but it is a gateway phrase to a big internal problem. Many women today do not know how to accept a compliment. What is it about someone’s kindness that turns us into confused, blubbering fools? Is it because we didn’t receive enough complements growing up? Is […]

Advice from Melissa: His kind offer is making me nervous

Dear Melissa, My job is in jeopardy and I am afraid if I lose it then I won’t be able to afford my apartment. My boyfriend offered me the opportunity to move in with him but we haven’t been dating very long and I am not ready to take that step. How do I say […]

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

Electric City Tattoo, The Keys hold events to raise money for local woman

SCRANTON — The Scranton music scene will join forces with Electric City Tattoo Company to raise money on two fronts for a local woman who has faced a multitude of issues. In 2006, Ingrid Martinique had surgery to repair a broken ankle. Her ankle was repaired, but complications from the surgery put a decade-long series […]

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