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  1. Pink Elegance on Parade relieves winter doldrums while raising money to fight cancerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 27 | The Times-Tribune

    MICHAEL J. MULLEN / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER The 11th annual Susan G. Komen Northeastern Pennsylvania Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show will be held Sunday, Feb. 22, at Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel. Among those taking part in the event are, from left, Rosey DeAntona, Chrissy Haggerty, Nancy Kman and Cathy Reppert.


  2. All About Dance leaps into online businessRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2009 | The Times-Tribune

    About 12 years ago, All About Dance launched as a small retail store in Kingston called Broadway Dreams. Since then, it has blossomed into one of the largest Internet dancewear suppliers in the country.


  3. Community Events Listings, Jan. 16, 2015Read the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | The Times-Tribune

    Community event: Delaware Valley High School Rachel's Challenge presentation, Jan. 26, 7 p.m., auditorium, grades 6 and up, free; 877-895-7060 or www.rachel Pasta dinner: Fleetville Fire Company all-you-can-eat pasta dinner, Jan. 31, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Fire House, Route 407, $7.50/presale, $8/at door; 570-945-3139, 570-563-1596.


  4. Swearing-in ceremonies reshaped two branches of state governmentRead the original story

    Wednesday Jan 7 | The Times-Tribune

    A new House speaker and new Supreme Court chief justice took oaths of office and a new lawmaker was sworn in to represent a House district in Luzerne County. Speaker Mike Turzai, R-28, Pittsburgh, was elected by colleagues of both parties to fill the top constitutional position in the House with the start of a new two-year session.


  5. Lawmakers start new session TuesdayRead the original story

    Monday Jan 5 | The Times-Tribune

    Former Lt. Gov. William Scranton III heads a special committee raising private dollars to defray some of the swearing-in day costs in the House.


  6. Monks visit Northeast Pa. for spiritual ritualRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    Using vibrantly colored sand granules, Tibetan Buddhist monks will spend hours creating an ornate mandala before sweeping away the Buddhist spiritual and ritualistic symbol. The mandala creation at the University of Scranton's Loyola Science Center atrium on Monday will kick off the Sacred Art of Tibet Tour visiting Northeast Pennsylvania for the first time through Sunday.


  7. Cyber Monday still big for online retailersRead the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    As shoppers faced crowded stores on Thanksgiving and Black Friday snatching bargains on electronics, clothing and toys, local online retailers stock up for their big day: Cyber Monday. But, Neil Edley, who owns Sugar Plum Chocolates in Forty Fort with his mom, Frann Edley, said they do not offer heavy discounts on Cyber Monday like traditional retail stores.


  8. Novelists-next-door pound out origiinal fiction in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 8, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    Adam Watson, 24, of Forty Fort works on a novel he is writing named Orphan at Books-A-Million on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. Jake Danna Stevens / Staff Photographer Adam Watson, 24, of Forty Fort works on a novel he is writing named Orphan at Books-A-Million on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014.


  9. Forty Fort dancewear supplier expanding, hiring 20Read the original story

    Nov 6, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    The company, located in Mericle Commercial Real Estate Services' Cross Valley West Professional Building on Welles Street, is more than doubling in size from 79,685 square feet to 189,357 square feet to accommodate the company's growth on the East Coast, according to a press release from Mericle. We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines: To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID.


  10. Republicans gain Mundy's seatRead the original story

    Nov 5, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    Two years ago, Mr. Kaufer lost the general election against Ms. Mundy, a Democrat from Kingston.


  11. Forty Fort fire victim identifiedRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    Firefighters were called to a home at 24 Yates St. about 2:35 a.m., according to the 911 call center. Crews evacuated several people from the home, but Rosalie McGough, 73, died after being taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Plains Township, according to the coroner's office.


  12. Kaufer, Cipriani competing for 120th DistrictRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    Two years ago, Mr. Kaufer lost to longtime Democratic incumbent Phyllis Mundy. This year, he faces Eileen Cipriani, a former legislative assistant for Ms.


  13. Police stun homeowner after fight at house partyRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    A fight broke out at a house party in Forty Fort that ended with police shocking the homeowner with a Taser and arresting him, police said. Forty Fort police responded to 65 Bidlack St. around 12:40 a.m. Monday for a report of a group of intoxicated people fighting in the backyard, a fight which started when a couple tried driving drunk from the party with their children, according to the affidavit.


  14. Just for fun: Folk-inspired Just Us plays for joy of performing togetherRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    TRIBUNE Member of Just Us are, from left, Joey Lynch, Paul Reinert, Bob Kachline, Anne Kachline, John Tobias and Mary Lynch. Paul Reinert, guitar player and vocalist for Just Us, walked away from a recent gig and smiled to himself.


  15. Week in reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 12, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    BUTCH COMEGYS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER A steel worker takes a moment to enjoy the view during construction of the Learning Commons building on Tuesday afternoon at Marywood University in Scranton. The $35 million, 72,000-square-foot structure is due for completion in 2015.


  16. Retailers look to woo Apple lovers, who line up for newest iPhoneRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    A long line of people awaiting the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus stretched outside the Verizon Wireless store on Schechter Drive early Friday. "They started camping out last night.


  17. Zombie-lovers converge on ScrantonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    BUTCH COMEGYS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Five-year-old Apalonia Passetti of Forty Fort displays her zombie face during the Infect Scranton event Friday night at the Mall at Steamtown in downtown Scranton. BUTCH COMEGYS / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER Actors Brighton Sharbino, far left, and Michael Koske from "The Walking Dead" pose with, from left, Samantha Lipperini, 14, her mother, Michel Lipperini, and older sister, Nadia Lipperini, 18, all of Scranton.


  18. Judge overturns murder convictionRead the original story

    Aug 28, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    A federal judge has overturned the conviction of a notorious Luzerne County murder defendant and issued an ultimatum: give him a new trial within 90 days or release him.


  19. Back to school for Luzerne County - Bachelor' contestantRead the original story

    Aug 26, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    RICK ROWELL / ABC Elise Mosca of Forty Fort, who competed on ABC's 'The Bachelor' and 'Bachelor in Paradise,' is back teaching third grade for the Wilkes-Barre Area School District.


  20. Forested areas surrounding streams ensure flow of high-quality waterRead the original story

    Aug 10, 2014 | The Times-Tribune

    In addition to the water we drink, we use water to grow our food and create almost everything we produce, consume, buy or sell.


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