Wilkes University President Patrick Leahy again had the highest pay among local college and university leaders, according to an annual report, with total compensation of of $386,674 in 2015. But as usual, the pay is relatively modest when compared to president pay at other institutions nationwide. The Chronicle of Higher Education posted it’s annual database […]
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Veteran Lehigh track coach Matt Utesch has a problem. But it’s a good problem. The Mountain Hawks have a talented pole vaulter in junior Kaitlyn Toman. They also have a talented freshman pole vauler in Madisyn Hawkins, and Hawkins, a Coughlin grad, broke Toman’s school indoor record at Lehigh’s Fast Times Before Finals meet last […]
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea — South Korean officials have ruled out turning a state-of-the-art Olympic skating arena into a giant seafood freezer. Other than that, not much is certain about the country’s post-Winter Games plans for a host of expensive venues. As officials prepare for the games in and around the small mountain town of Pyeongchang, […]
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There’s a reason why the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins are happy to hit the road this weekend for a pair of games in Connecticut. Granted, the Penguins record against this weekend’s opponents — Hartford and Bridgeport — was a combined 13-0-1-0 last season and 30-9-1-0 over the last five years, but that successful track record isn’t the […]
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THIS WEEK: Dec. 15 through 21 Venite: A Lyric Consort Christmas, 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, with carols and songs of Advent and Christmas, $10 adults, all students free with current ID. Info, 570-343-6707, www.lyricconsort.com. Trapt: Acoustic Night with Chris Taylor Brown, the guitarist and lead vocalist […]
THIS WEEK: Dec. 15 through 21 Coat Drive, held by Eye Care Specialists, Kingston, through Dec. 15 for kids and families associated with Luzerne County Head Start. Collection boxes are placed at the Toyota SportsPlex on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre. There will also be a collection box at the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins home game on Dec. […]
THIS WEEK: Dec. 15 through Dec. 21 A Christmas Carol, a stage adaptation of the classic holiday ghost story by Charles Dickens. Through 17. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Tickets cost $17 and are available at LTWB.org and 570-823-1875. Miracle on 34th Street, […]
THIS WEEK: Dec. 15 through 21 Cherry Run Trail-Connector (Little Cherry Run) at Ricketts Glen State Park. Moderate 6 mile hike. Meet at Dallas Shopping Center, Route 309 in Dallas at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 17 and leave at 11 a.m. Bring lunch and water. Leader Tom Barnard 570-388-4060. Sponsored by Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. West […]
In theaters now: STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI — Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and […]
This Week: Dec. 15 through 21 ONGOING EXHIBITS 15 Minutes: From Image to Icon, featuring the works of iconic pop artist Andy Warhol. Through Dec. 20. Sordoni Art Gallery, 141 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursay; noon to 5 p.m. […]