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Women Voters

to hold breakfast

The Wilkes-Barre Area League of Women Voters is holding its annual legislative breakfast on Feb. 1 from 8:30 until 11 a.m. at King’s College in the Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center.

All state legislators who represent Luzerne County have been invited. The cost is $15 for League members and $20 for the general public.

Reservations are required. Call 570-675-3429 for more information and reservations.


Penn State laureate to talk on The Beatles

Penn State Laureate Kenneth Womack, a prolific writer on movies and music, will share his Beatles scholarship on Monday at Penn State Hazleton. “Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles” will take place at 7 p.m. in 115 Evelyn Graham Academic Building. The event is free and open to the public.

In this interactive multimedia presentation, Womack traces the Beatles’ songwriting practices, recording artistry and musicianship from its early, primitive recordings through the aesthetic heights of “Abbey Road” at the twilight of the band’s career. He illustrates the group’s artistic growth using a wide range of music and film clips.

Womack is a professor of English and integrative arts at Penn State Altoona and the 2013-14 Penn State Humanities Laureate. An honorary position established in 2008, the laureate is a full-time faculty member who spends half of one academic year traveling the state to promote the arts and humanities.

Visit www.hn.psu.edu or call 570-450-3180 for more information.


Conservation District

presenting workshop

The Luzerne Conservation District is hosting a Conservation Workshop for municipal workers and officials, engineers and consultants, and earth moving contractors in Luzerne and surrounding counties on Feb. 28.

The workshop will be at the Knights of Columbus facility in Luzerne. The purpose of the workshop is to provide the latest information on soil and water issues and requirements.

Event details and information on how to register can be found at: http://luzernecd.org/2014/01/24/mecc-workshop/.


Marino nominates 15 to Service Academies

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, officially announced the nomination of 15 young men and women of Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District to the United States’ Service Academies.

One, Lauren Larar, is from Kingston and attends Wyoming Seminary. She was nominated to United States Military Academy, United States Naval Academy, and United States Air Force Academy.

Another nominee is Giacomo DiNicola, a Kings College student; nominated to United States Air Force Academy and United States Naval Academy.

Earlier this month, Marino’s 10th District Service Academy Nomination Board, composed of veterans, service academy alumni, community leaders and local business owners, met to interview perspective nominees before consulting Marino on his 2014 nominations.

A congressional nomination does not guarantee acceptance. Nominees are still required to seek admittance from their desired service academy – a decision made by each academy individually.


DEP awards $150,000

to Harveys Lake project

The state Department of Environmental Protection awarded a $150,000 grant to the Harveys Lake Stormwater System project to reduce pollutants entering the lake and improve the water quality.

State Sen. Lisa Baker, R-Lehman Township, and state Rep. Karen Boback, R-Harveys Lake, announced the award Thursday.

The grant was among the $20 million awarded by DEP throughout the state. The Harveys Lake project is part of DEP’s Growing Greener program that invests in projects to protect watersheds affected by pollution or to restore the water quality in an affected area.

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