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Building History: The F.M. Kirby Center

Building History: The F.M. Kirby Center

Standing tall and proud on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre stands the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. Built as a movie theater in 1938, the Kirby Center replaced a bus terminal, drug store, printing company, and stonecutter. The Comerford Movie Theater The Comerford theater was named after Michael E. Comerford, the general manager of…

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By Kayleigh, 05/03/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Building History: The Osterhout Free Library

Building History: The Osterhout Free Library

With three separate branches throughout the city and one in Plains Township, the Osterhout Library (pronounced Oo-ster-howt) opened on January 29, 1889 and has remained open to this day. It’s become a large part of the Wilkes-Barre community, hosting events throughout the year including their famous book sale, and is part of the Luzerne County…

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By Kayleigh, 04/03/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
New to This Area? Here’s What to Do in (and around) Wilkes-Barre

New to This Area? Here’s What to Do in (and around) Wilkes-Barre

I’ve lived in this area my entire life—same address and everything—and there are still places and restaurants in the area I haven’t been to. That says something if you ask me. You won’t run out of things to do here, and if you’ve run out of things to try you’ll surely earn some favorite activties…

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By Kayleigh, 03/27/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
A Tribute to Circles on the Square and Phil Rudy

A Tribute to Circles on the Square and Phil Rudy

Learning of Phil Rudy’s death on March 2nd, 2017 was a shock to us all. At the age of 68, Phil was taken to the hospital after feeling sick when he was at Circles. He passed away that day, leaving behind a legacy in a deli and emporium that he ran for 32 years. Phil…

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By Kayleigh, 03/10/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Building History: Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

Building History: Frederick Stegmaier Mansion

The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion is known throughout the Wilkes-Barre area. The mansion is big part of the city’s assortment of historical buildings and it is, in fact, part of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. Ownership Does the name Stegmaier ring a bell? Well, the same name that goes along with the famous Stegmaier beer–more affectionately…

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By Kayleigh, 02/06/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Building History: Stegmaier Brewing Company

Building History: Stegmaier Brewing Company

The name Stegmaier is one well known throughout NEPA. This iconic brewery stands strong in Wilkes-Barre today in its original location, though it has changed a great deal over time. Still, we cannot help but think of beer when we hear the name Stegmaier, and for good reason. From Coal Mine Storage to Award Winning…

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By Kayleigh, 01/11/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
Building History: Hotel Sterling

Building History: Hotel Sterling

To some, this old building was an eyesore. To others, it was a monument of Wilkes-Barre’s rich history.  The Hotel Sterling’s Rich History Prior to the hotel opening, the site was home to a music hall. The hotel was built in 1897 and opened the following year. It was named after Emma E. Sterling. Her…

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By Kayleigh, 11/28/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
8 Memes Every Housewife Can Relate to

8 Memes Every Housewife Can Relate to

Happy National Housewife’s Day! To all the hard-working, stay-at-home moms out there, we salute you. You keep the house running. Without you, it (and we) would probably fall apart. So, here’s a little laugh for you this National Housewife’s Day. You can definitely agree with some, if not most, of these hilarious e-cards. 1) You…

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By Kayleigh, 11/03/2016 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
If [fictional] Haunted Houses Were Listed for Sale

If [fictional] Haunted Houses Were Listed for Sale

Just in time for Halloween–we imagine what real estate listing for our favorite fictional haunted houses might look like: Montgomery Mansion This gorgeous listing is a fine example of a classic Los Angeles Victorian. Built in 1922 by prominent surgeon Charles Montgomery, the home was renovated in 2010 back to its original glory. This well-maintained property features…

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By Sarah, 10/30/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
12 (definitely not 13) Superstitions About House and Home

12 (definitely not 13) Superstitions About House and Home

No matter how modern or enlightened we might consider ourselves—and our society—to be, superstition lingers. Just check out some buildings with floors that go into the teens or higher—is there a 13th floor? An estimated 85% of U.S. buildings with more than 13 floors actually skip that number. Those of us who knock on wood,…

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By Sarah, 10/28/2016 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.