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The boat of the hour: Heading down the Susquehanna in a kayak catching on as a pastime

Jul 10

Heading down the Susquehanna in a kayak catching on as a pastime
Kayaks are having a moment in Northeastern Pennsylvania.These days, seemingly everyone wants to paddle one down the Susquehanna River. And the journeys propelled by the popularity of Wilkes-Barre's Riverfest all have different twists and turns.

Five Folks

Jul 10

With Gaslight Theatre putting on a series of one-act plays, all with an attic setting, this weekend and next in Kingston, we were inspired to ask:•••

Not so fast to dismiss 'I Live My Life'

Jul 10

On paper, “I Live My Life” (1935, Warner Archive, unrated, $25), the second of nine collaborations between Joan Crawford and Wilkes-Barrre native Joseph Mankiewicz, sounds a lot like a precursor to “Bringing Up Baby,” the...

'Apes' stands above other summer action fare

Jul 10

Advertising for “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” suggests it is another summer film in which abundant action scenes obliterate any serious story or character development.First impressions can be deceiving.

ALSO OPENING: 'Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'

Jul 10

Starring: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil VaidDirected by: Shashank KhaitanGenre: Comedy/Drama/RomanceLanguage: Hindi

NEW ON DVD

Jul 10

New DVD releases spell viewing fun.

'Begin' celebrates healing power of music

Jul 10

LOS ANGELES — “Begin Again” sees Irish writer-director John Carney on a larger canvas, revisiting themes from his lo-fi 2006 indie hit “Once” — chief among them the emotional connectivity of music. Swapping Dublin for New York, and...

STILL SHOWING

Jul 10

22 JUMP STREET — This buddy-cop parody hits many sweet spots and offers the biggest, loudest laughs of any movie this summer. 112 mins. R for language, sexual content, drug material, brief nudity and violence. ♦ ♦...

Gaslight Theatre sets night of one-acts in the most mysterious part of the house

Jul 10

Gaslight Theatre already has taken audiences to the kitchen and bathroom.And future installments of the PlayRoom series could be set just about anywhere.

'All Hands on Deck' an all-American party at Misericordia

Jul 10

Please don't think Jody Madaras is a child of the 1940s.

A walk on the wild side of Pittston: Second Friday celebrates art in eclectic-as-ever style

Jul 10

There are big canvases and then there are really big canvases, such as a bus that will be transformed into a colorful work of art in just four hours tonight before a touring group of performers claims it as a primary mode of transportation.

Camping plus the blues makes for a red-hot time in Nescopeck Township

Jul 10

Farming and putting on a blues festival are a lot alike, muses Richard Briggs, who for the past 16 years has done both simultaneously.

Exhibits Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Kids Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014Numberlys Storytime, a reading of the alphabet tale by William Joyce. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Township. 11 a.m. Saturday.

Reads Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014Adult Book Club, a discussion of “The House Girl” by Tara Conklin. Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Fairview Township. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Stage Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Outdoors Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Buys Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Concert Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Events Listings: July 11 to 17, 2014

Jul 10

THIS WEEK: July 11 to 17, 2014

Meet the grande dame of bridge

Jul 9

Take it from Beth Rosenthal, director of The Bridgelady Duplicate Bridge Club.“It's really hard to pull something over on Peggy,” she said.

Move over meat and potatoes

Jul 9

I used to eat a baked potato with my steak. I've probably had mashed potatoes instead on an occasion or two.I don't eat steak anymore, but I still vary my baked-mashed potato eating.

Good Eats

Jul 8

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...

Dietitian demonstrates preparation of some healthy salads

Jul 9

Bring on the cabbage, the radishes, the slivered nuts.

Cirque du Soleil to present 'Dralion' in Wilkes-Barre

Jul 7

After 15 years performing around the world, “Dralion” will make its final curtain call in January 2015. From Oct. 15-19, Wilkes-Barre will have its final opportunity to experience this colorful Cirque du Soleil signature production that has performed in more...

FIVE FOLKS

Jul 7

In honor of Independence Day, we asked:“WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS YOU NEED FOR A GREAT FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION?”•••

A Fulbright Scholarship takes Coughlin graduate Jenna Baron to Kenya

Jul 7

As a University of Pittsburgh undergrad, Jenna Baron of Laflin became friends with a student from Uganda who had lost his vision.

Pooling resources

Jul 4

Aiden Lukashewski runs to the backyard of his grandparents' home in Alden ready to make a splash.
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