‘Flea market on wheels’ to help church fix broken bell

‘Flea market on wheels’ to help church fix broken bell

PITTSTON — Nearly 20 vendors participated in a “Flea Market on Wheels” on Saturday at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church....

May 27th, 2017 |  


Gregg Allman, of The Allman Brothers Band, dies at age 69

Gregg Allman, of The Allman Brothers Band, dies at age 69

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band...

May 27th, 2017 updated: May 27th, 2017. |  


Maggie Guarnieri follows in sisters’ footsteps and graduates from Misericordia University

Maggie Guarnieri follows in sisters’ footsteps and graduates from Misericordia University

DALLAS TWP. — Maggie Guarnieri’s plans for college included taking the road less traveled, but her plans changed and, she said, they chang...

May 26th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Wilkes-Barre man returning found WWII dog tag to soldier’s family

Wilkes-Barre man returning found WWII dog tag to soldier’s family

WILKES-BARRE — If it wasn’t for Facebook, the family of John Krall may have been missing his dog tag forever.Krall, a veteran of the U.S. ...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 25th, 2017. |  


Monsignor John Bendik’s life one of service, laughter and love

Monsignor John Bendik’s life one of service, laughter and love

PITTSTON - Monsignor John Bendik’s office at St. John the Evangelist Church is filled with books he uses to write sermons and inspire congregant...

May 25th, 2017 updated: May 26th, 2017. |  


Decisions in death: Figuring out what to do with ‘cremains’ a growing dilemma

Decisions in death: Figuring out what to do with ‘cremains’ a growing dilemma

Wilkes-Barre funeral director Brian Leffler received a call seeking guidance from a family that recently had buried a relative.While cleaning out thei...

May 21st, 2017 updated: May 21st, 2017. |  


PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

PEEKING INTO THE PAST: Union men went door to door to help widows

Question:In a 1947 letter signed by C.K. to the editor of the Sunday Dispatch, a Pittston resident blamed Pittston housewives for “killing the g...

May 19th, 2017 |  


County council field on Dem side narrowed to Saidman, McClosky Houck, Cominsky, Vough, Gadomski

County council field on Dem side narrowed to Saidman, McClosky Houck, Cominsky, Vough, Gadomski

The lineup of Luzerne County Council contenders was cemented Tuesday when Democrats picked five of nine candidates as their nominees.The Democratic wi...

May 16th, 2017 |  


Pittston City’s Second Friday Art Walk returns for first event of the season

Pittston City’s Second Friday Art Walk returns for first event of the season

PITTSTON — Main Street went from ordinary to artsy in a matter of minutes as the Second Friday Art Walk made its grand return Friday to kick off...

May 13th, 2017 |  


Squeals for Wheels event will be May 27 at Don’s Machine Shop in West Pittston

Squeals for Wheels event will be May 27 at Don’s Machine Shop in West Pittston

WEST PITTSTON — Kevin Hiedacavage gets around with his motorized Pride Mobility wheelchair, but it can only take him so far.The 54-year-old, who...

May 11th, 2017 updated: May 12th, 2017. |