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April 17th

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NEPA's got talent

April 12th

Dr. Edwards Church celebrates its 125th Cynonfardd Eisteddfod, the last showcase of its kind standing


A family legacy etched in stone

April 4th

A third-generation mason notes several changes from an old world to a new


Events Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014

Reads Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014Book Discussion, of “I Heard You Paint Houses: Frank 'The Irishman' Sheeran and the Inside Story of the Mafia, the Teamsters and the Last Ride of Jimmy Hoffa,”...

Outdoors Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014Guided Bird Walk, a morning stroll to seek out spring songbirds. Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 8 a.m. Saturday. Free. 570-403-2006.

Kids Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014Toddler Storytime, for ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturdays through April 26 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. Registration:...

Exhibit Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014

Concert Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014

Stage Listings: April 18 to 24, 2014

Apr 17

THIS WEEK: April 18 to 24, 2014

An Easter Monday tradition

Apr 17

Spotted, blue-eyed camelsamong the rare animalsto dazzle at Shrine Circus
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my. And house cats and poodles and camels? Why not?

STILL SHOWING

Apr 17

CAPTAIN AMERICA — Chris Evans re-enlists in the comic-book sequel. PG-13 for violence, gunplay, action. ♦ ♦ ♦

MOVIE AMY

Apr 17

Did you know that Wilkes-Barre native Joseph Mankiewicz collaborated with Joan Crawford on a whopping nine movies?

Small-town life, a child's faith tested in 'Heaven is for Real'

Apr 17

Greg Kinnear, an actor perpetually on the verge of tears, is the perfect choice to play a preacher whose son tells him he's been to heaven. And “Heaven is for Real,” based on a book by a Nebraska pastor about his then-4-year-old son's near-death...

NEW ON DVD

Apr 17

This week's new DVD releases feature faith, hope and a squirrel in dire need of charity.

FIVE FOLKS

Apr 17

In honor of National Library Week we visited the Osterhout Free Libary and asked patrons:“WHAT DO YOU APPRECIATE ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY?”•••

A creative walk in the park

Apr 17

Little ones get hands-on nature lessonthen chance to re-create it on canvas
Jan Lokuta was introduced to art at a young age and is now working with children to help them appreciate the beauty around them and transfer it to canvas.

The goal: To make every day Earth Day

Apr 17

Baby steps to save the planet:U of S fair invites the publicto see, touch and even discard
It could be something as simple as having a labeled container with a small neck opening to promote placing only recyclable items in it rather than trash. Or just shutting off the switch when you don't need a light on.

Taking a stand against bullying

Apr 17

When young people come to KISS Theatre to put on a show together, singer Jordan Tarter said, they get a great message from artistic director Christa Manning.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Fireplace is a fun, no-frills find with a few best-kept secrets to spill

Apr 17

Where: 6157 Route 6, TunkhannockCall: 570-836-9662Credit cards? Yes, all majorHours: Seven days per week, with unlisted hours. Call if uncertain.

Got vinyl?

Apr 17

For the past six years, the Saturday in April known as “Record Store Day” has made both record-store owners and music lovers feel like kids on Christmas morning.

Rethinking ink at life's pesky halfway point

Apr 17

What exactly is a “midlife crisis?” According to that trusty vessel of Intel, Wikipedia, it's apparently a time when adults realize their own mortality, usually when their life may be more than halfway over. Wow. Depression much?

A 'real girl' becomes a model

Apr 17

Pick up a copy of Seventeen magazine and you'll see glossy photos of celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence or Selena Gomez on the cover.

Direct your future starting tomorrow: It's decisions day

Apr 16

It's spring-cleaning season! Cleaning out the garage or organizing that closet that barely closes can be a tough but ultimately rewarding job. But tomorrow, step away from the closet and out of that messy garage and take advantage of...

This coconut cake is laborious but glorious for Easter

Apr 16

An heirloom is something of special value handed down from one generation to another. My grandmother's fresh coconut cake certainly qualifies.

Old world, new idea

Apr 16

EDWARDSVILLE — Gary Moran has his stepfather to thank for the pierogies.If not for the recipe the native of Warsaw, Poland, passed down to him, the pierogies Moran makes might not be as popular.

Good Eats!

Apr 15

Editor's note: Please send news for this space by noon Friday to people@timesleader.com or by mail to Good Eats, The Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. To ensure accuracy, information must be typed or computer...

So the music may play on

Apr 12

Ira Miller's “bucket list” contained a few simple wishes, among them sky diving, skiing in the Alps and Andes, and directing an orchestra.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERS

Apr 11

HARDCOVER FICTION1. “I've Got You Under My Skin” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster)2. “The King: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood” by J.R. Ward (NAL)

A diverting expedition with 'Roosevelt's Beast'

Apr 11

“Roosevelt's Beast” by Louis Bayard; Henry Holt ($27)• • •

Five free things to do in the Middle East's priciest city

Apr 11

TEL AVIV, Israel — As a city regularly ranked the most expensive in the Middle East, you are going to have a hard time enjoying Tel Aviv's plethora of hopping clubs, swanky bars and mouthwatering restaurants without making a major dent in your wallet. But if...

No more reruns: Summer TV is hotter than ever

Apr 11

TUNED INGeri Anne KaikowskiStaff columnist
When I was growing up, television had two seasons: fall and reruns, oops, I mean summer.Now, thankfully, TV has seen the light and dark of the four seasons and is responding with new offerings throughout the year.

NEPA's got talent

Apr 12

Dr. Edwards Church celebrates its 125th Cynonfardd Eisteddfod, the last showcase of its kind standing
Carol Wolosz and Sally DiRico had a friendly rivalry going some 70 years ago. The two competed against each other in the musical portion of the Welsh “Cynonfardd” Eisteddfod in Edwardsville as children and teenagers.
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