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2017 Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market at Market Square

2017 Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market at Market Square

The City of Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market is open for the 2017 season! The market is located on the square in downtown Wilkes-Barre and has plenty of vendors. Products range from fresh-cooked food to farm-grown produce and everything in-between. Opening day was on June 29 and included a ceremony hosted by Mayor Tony George. John Shemo…

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By Kendra, 07/24/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
5 Local Parks Worth Visiting This Summer

5 Local Parks Worth Visiting This Summer

It’s summertime, and your kids may be a getting a little stir-crazy. Don’t worry, visit these five local parks and you won’t be disappointed! Let the kids get their energy out while you enjoy the calmness of nature, and you’re sure to have a great summer. Nescopeck State Park – Drums, PA Enjoy all the…

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By Kendra, 06/16/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Wilkes-Barre Kicks off the 2017 Fine Arts Fiesta

Wilkes-Barre Kicks off the 2017 Fine Arts Fiesta

You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy this fiesta From May 18 until the 21, you can enjoy the enrichment and diversity of the fine and visual arts at this annual festival! Held on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, this annual celebration features over 50 fine artists and crafters, free performances, and the largest…

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By Sarah, 05/18/2017 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.
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.
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: 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.