Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

Country star Martina McBride adds 2017 Wilkes-Barre date

WILKES-BARRE — Martina McBride has extended her current tour into the first half of 2017, and a March 11 engagement at F.M. Kirby Center is among the country star’s newest dates. Her newest album, “Reckless,” was released earlier this year and debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. McBride, along with special […]

Sign language: What do the stars have in line for you?

Sign language: What do the stars have in line for you?

Sagittarius You teenage rebel. Part of you will never outgrow that spirited need for absolute independence, no matter how old you get. Avoid anyone who demands that you suppress it. Calls to “grow up” and “settle down” shouldn’t be simply ignored, but utterly repudiated. You’ll settle down naturally when it’s the right time—chances are a […]

News of the weird: A duck on a plane, youth pastors partnering with the devil and a vigilante judge

News of the weird: A duck on a plane, youth pastors partnering with the devil and a vigilante judge

Can’t Possibly Be True Kids as young as 6 who live on a cliff top in China’s Atule’er village in Sichuan province will no longer have to use flexible vine-based ladders to climb down and up the 2,600-foot descent from their homes to school. Beijing News disclosed in October, in a report carried by CNN, […]

News of the weird: Buddhist monks via Amazon, a roadkill cooking festival and rent in the form of ‘a knife, an axe … and 61 nails’

Religion Adapts to Technology A network of freelance Buddhist priests in Japan last year began offering in-home, a la carte services (for those adherents who shun temples) through Amazon, quoting fixed fees and bypassing the usual awkward deliberation over “donations.” And in September, Pastor David Taylor of Joshua Media Ministries International (St. Louis, Missouri) announced, […]

News of the weird: The new sex ed in England, a true Bronx fight club and a 1,500-year jail sentence top this week’s stories

News of the weird: The new sex ed in England, a true Bronx fight club and a 1,500-year jail sentence top this week’s stories

The Nanny State New York City officially began licensing professional fire eaters earlier this year, and classes have sprung up to teach the art so that the city’s Fire Department Explosives Unit can test for competence (if not “judgment”) and issue the “E29” certificates. In the “bad old (license-less) days,” a veteran fire eater told […]

News of the weird: Clueless criminals, attempt to free Alaskan souls and flammable farts top this week’s list

News of the weird: Clueless criminals, attempt to free Alaskan souls and flammable farts top this week’s list

Democracy in Action While “democracy” in most of America means electing representatives to run government, on Nov. 8 in San Francisco it also expected voters to decide 43 often vague, densely worded “issues” that, according to critics, could better be handled by the professionals who are, after all, elected by those very same voters. Except […]

Newsboys, a Christian rock group, come to Mohegan Sun Arena Feb. 18

Newsboys, a Christian rock group, come to Mohegan Sun Arena Feb. 18

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Platinum selling Christian rock band Newsboys performs at 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd. The Grammy-nominated group brings its Love Riot tour to Northeastern Pennsylvania with a new twist on its live performance. According to a news release from the arena, the tour will feature […]

Our furry friends

Our furry friends

Name: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre Name: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/web1_CMYKsnickers-1.jpgName: Snickers Breed: Beagle Owner: Debbie Kotulski Hometown: Wilkes-Barre

Affordable things to do in the Pocono region this weekend

Swampcandy. $20 to $23. Maryland-based bluegrass duo Swampcandy has toured internationally based on members Ruben Dobbs and Joey Mitchell’s musicianship, and at 8 p.m. Dec. 2 the two will bring their show to Hawley Silk Mill, 8 Silk Mill Drive, Hawley. Tickets are $20 in advance or $23 at the door. For more information, call […]

Kingston emo four-piece Hymn fueled by fresh perspective

Kingston emo four-piece Hymn fueled by fresh perspective

It was September 2015 and Tyler Chau needed a change. The vocalist/guitarist and his band Sunning were breaking up after playing its final set together in Chau’s hometown of Long Island, N.Y., and like so many others raised on pop-punk and pizza, he knew hometowns were meant for leaving. After the show, Chau hopped in […]

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