Misericordia speech-language and hearing students generate Dear Santa letters and raise $1,050 for Make-A-Wish
Designation Earns Primary School $50,000 Innovation Grant Opportunity
Enjoy your weekend! Check out some great events!
Building Management and Leadership Excellence
Unique program by the United Way
Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy or making a $5.00 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to skate.
Driver Licensing, Motor Vehicle Services Available Online
A busy December for Boy Scout Troop 21
The exhibit, “Yearning on the Diagonal,” will be on display from Friday, Dec. 19, to Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015
Check out what's going on!
Over $250,000 raised for PA Food Banks
Stephanie Amhurst – Radiology Employee of the Month – Decembe 2014
Tune in to Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network on Sunday, December 14, at 8:00 p.m. to see Chef Gene Philbin compete on the holiday episode!
Looking for something to do?
Save the dates!
The Boxing Program will specifically target at-risk youth, teens and young adults (age 15-22, both males and females) living in Lackawanna County.
The concert will begin at 7:00 PM on Saturday, December 13th at the theater, located just outside J.C. Penney's at the Mall.
Baker’s half-hour cable program salutes the many business, nonprofits and individuals who supported the first responders and grieving family. Certificates of recognition, signed by Gov. Corbett, Sens. Baker and John Blake, Senator-Elect Mario Scavello, and Reps. Rosemary Brown and Mike Peifer, were issued.
The Vatican Museums Movie to be shown on Friday, December12, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at the Wiltsie Center at the Historic Castle.
On Thursday, Santa and Mrs Claus stopped by museum for a tour
This honor follows the outpatient physical rehabilitation facility’s most recent accreditation survey ranking Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center within the top 3% internationally by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The events include world music, modern dance and contemporary ballet, jazz, classical, multimedia, soul , and two more events in the Family Discovery Series
A 25-foot-tall tree pays tribute to the students and employees who are veterans.
Geisinger chief scientific officer receives national recognition for discoveries that directly improve patient care
Pocono Mountain Bible Conference, located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains, held a kielbasi sale in an effort to raise much needed funds to repair/replace their swimming pool.
Registration Now Open for Area Schools
HEART bringing hall-of-fame song catalogue to Kirby Center!
Coinciding with the Thanksgiving Holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world
Plenty to see and do during the holidays
Due to the impending snow storm in the Hazleton Area, the Wednesday performance of the MPB Community Players' “Our Christmas Gift,” scheduled to be held at Catholic Social Services Family Center, has been canceled. Two other performances of the Christmas pageant, featuring music and theatre, will go on as scheduled on Sunday, December 14th. The show will be held at 2pm on the 14th at Trinity Lutheran Church, 100 N. Church St., Hazleton. And at 7:30 that evening, Most Precious Blood Church, at 4th and Seybert Streets in Hazleton, will host the group for their final performance. Following that production, members of the parish’s La Madonna Del Monte Sodality will provide light refreshments in the church hall. Admission is free, but good will donations will be collected to benefit the venues. Organizers say a portion of the proceeds from Sunday's productions will be donated to Catholic Social Services. For additional information, call (570) 454-0178 or email email@example.com.
Sunday December 21st at 6:30pm at Lycoming Valley Baptist Church
A week of fun for all
Funds from Golf Classic used for Children’s Programs
PocoNotes and WNTI Save the "Best" for "Last"
Plaques, citations and certificates of accomplishment were presented to Dr. McAndrew by several community groups and government officials during the evening.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30pm at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center
2nd Friday on Friday, December 12th.
Take some time out of your busy schedules to enjoy some wonderful holiday events! Plenty of new items added
He's just a kid, but 12-year-old Timmy Walsh of Olyphant is waging a big-time battle.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in this Buddy Check,, you're about to meet one family that says wearing pink is just the beginning.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, 14,000 children are diagnosed with cancer. Advocates say not enough emphasis is put on research and awareness.
She's a familiar face at Eyewitness News and during her short time on earth, she put up one of the toughest fights against breast cancer that we've seen. Now, her family is honoring her legacy, the best way they can.
June is Cancer Survivors Month. One survivor owes part of her recovery to a complete stranger, who just wanted to throw a lifeline during a trying time.
Cancer research is complex and widespread, just like the disease itself. A unique partnership right here in our area is giving local college students a chance to make a difference in the fight against the disease.
Each year, millions of people are diagnosed with cancer and the steps to get better, are to say the least, tough. But one couple, with local ties, is using their personal experience in the fight against cancer to help out someone else.
A tremendous effort by the energetic staff of Geisinger Medical Center, is giving cancer patients a lift on the road to recovery.
Eyewitness News caught up with 13-year-old Cole Winters as he presented a check to Doctor David Greenwald
Bryn Harvey is Miss Wilkes-Barre/Scranton 2014 and this year she is using her crown to push on in the fight against breast cancer, and it's personal.
The rough and tumble world of football doesn't usually bring to mind the color pink. But one group of young men from Greater Nanticoke Area High School think in pink, because they know it can help make the lives of some cancer patients just a little easier.
A recent survey found 70% of U.S. women with advanced breast cancer have caregivers who help them manage with their disease. The daughter of former Presidential Candidate John Edwards and the late Elizabeth Edwards knows what that is like.
Today's Buddy Check features Mary Rucco. We've been featuring our Buddy Check series since 2001. Ten years ago, we introduced you to a special woman named Mary Rucco , this breast cancer survivor credits "Buddy Check" for saving her life. We caught up with her all these years later and it turns out, she is living that life of hers to the fullest.
Health experts answer your questions during PA Live, Eyewitness News at 5, Six and 7 on WYOU
Call your Buddy! Also Join us on Monday, September 30 for a Special Buddy Check Call In Show!
There is a special place in Lackawanna County, just for a very special group of people. You might have never heard of it, and you'll probably never want to go there. But for the people who do, it is changing their lives dramatically, one weight at a time. Monica Madeja introduces us to these incredible ladies in this month's Buddy Check.
A local non-profit is making it easier to navigate through life-saving cancer screenings, for free.
Young minds can have pretty big ideas in the face of tragedy. "My mom got breast cancer so I just decided I wanted to help other people with the same disease," said Cole Winters, 12, of Kingston.
It's a drastic move that could save your life. A Lackawanna County woman talks about her decision to have a bi-lateral mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.
If you live in Luzerne County, you have the unique opportunity to take part in a life-changing cancer study. But it won't just be your life that is affected.
Brian Russell is moving forward. Just two months after his vivacious 32-year-old wife died of breast cancer, he is planning perhaps the trip of his life-- a walk across America.
It's an event six years in the making and raising thousands for breast cancer research and awareness.
In this month's Buddy Check we're painting the slopes pink.
It is the 28th of the month, so time for our monthly Buddy Check Report.
This month we are introducing you to a lively lady battling breast cancer with her love for life and free spirit.
State Capitol Fountain Turns Pink as First Lady Susan Corbett Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Today is the 28th of August and time for our Buddy Check report. The focus of our story a Luzerne County woman whose bout with breast cancer wasn't enough to keep her from opening her own business
This past weekend.. cancer fighters and survivors turned out for the
third annual fashion show to benefit Candy's Place, the free cancer
wellness center in Forty Fort.
In this month's Buddy Check, Kyla Campbell introduced us to some of the women who took part in the show.
A breast cancer survivor says free services at Candy's Place continue to help her nearly two years after her diagnosis.
A wife, mother, and professional photographer from Lackawanna County continues working through chemotherapy treatments, after getting diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer.
We meet a woman from the Poconos who counted on her family, friends, and customers at Chat-N-Chew Cafe in the Blakeslee area to help have a humorous outlook after her breast cancer diagnosis.
A new documentary is helping breast cancer patients know what to expect during chemotherapy, after a mastectomy, and how to celebrate life after cancer.
Candy's Place Center for Cancer Wellness is organizing a fundraiser relay run during breast cancer awareness month, called "Do the Ten."
A Luzerne County woman and her doctors are learning more about a new breast-related condition called PASH.
A fertility clinic with locations nationwide, including the Lehigh Valley, is offering free fertility rescue to cancer patients who could face sterility following chemotherapy.
Buddy Check reporter Kyla Campbell lets the camera tag along as she has her first mammogram.
Poconos native Candice Adams finishes the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure as she's coming up on the first anniversary of her diagnosis.
After Judy Isenberg won her own battle against cancer, she watched her granddaughter fight the disease.
A breast cancer survivor from Carbondale was selected for a makeover by a local salon owner.
The American Cancer Society wants local people to participate in a nationwide survey that could help find preventative measures and even cures for cancer.
Candice Adams was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer at the age of 29. And after months of treatments, she threw a party to celebrate moving on.
A local oncologist says without any doubt, women should begin getting mammograms at age 40.
Shirley Wicker is more than five years cancer-free, after getting diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005.
For the last Buddy Check of 2010, we revisit some of the women and men who inspired others with breast cancer.
Julie Rockey was diagnosed with breast cancer, one day after the doctor at her OB-GYN visit felt a lump during an exam.
Two breast cancer survivors, including a man, share their stories through the Blue Cross "Gallery of Hope."
A Hazleton firefighter is honored with the opportunity to drive a pink fire truck cross-country to raise cancer awareness.
A woman from Schuylkill County is battling stage four breast cancer, but her community is providing a lot of support.
Jen Arellano is battling breast cancer for the second time in less than three years.
A woman from Forty Fort credits family, friends, and Candy's Place with helping her fight her battle with breast cancer.
A woman from Forty Fort credits family, friends, and Candy's Place with helping her fight her battle with breast cancer.
A Luzerne County teacher continued with breast self-exams, even after a mammogram showed nothing out of the ordinary. She credits her monthly ritual, and what's behind Buddy Check, with saving her life.
Genna Kundratic is battling Stage IV breast cancer for the second time in four years, but her positive spirit is helping her win the fight again!
For this week's edition of the Healthbeat, Dr. Michael Tedesco talks about obstetrics and baby delivery.
For this week's edition of the Heathbeat, Chip Dunham, and Dr. Trisha Ihnat talk about the 30 minute E.R. Care Pledge
For this week's edition of the Healthbeat, Dr. Casey Burke talks about orthopedics and hand surgery.
For this week's edition of the Healtbeat, Dr. Maureen Litchman from Commonwealth Health talks about family medicine.
Dr. Ben Montgomery from the Berwick Hosptial and Commonwealth Health talks about their labor and delivery.
Dr. Jim Mattucci from Commonwealth Health talks about knee pain and arthritis.
Dr. Michael Freiman from Commonwealth Health talks allergies.
Dr. Theodore Tomaszewski talks about advances in joint replacement surgery. .
Dr. Wlliam Prebola talks about acute inpatient rehab.
In the healthbeat Dr.Rupen Parikh from Commonwealth Health is here. Today we talk about arterial fibrillation.
Dr. Sridhar Sampath Kumar from Commonwealth Health talks about different heart issues.
Health reporter and Pharmacist Jim Morelli talks about ways you can fight the flu.
Dr. Gary Neale from Commonwealth Health talks about New Year's resolutions and why they don't often work.
Toy Safety is the topic
Doctors urge people to get vaccinations during flu season.
Join us for the Healthbeat every Wednesday on PA Live!
Karen Adkins talks about toy safety during the holidays.
Dr. Akash Agarwal of Commonwealth Health & Penn State Hershey talks about spinal compression fractures.
Dr. Richard Michelstein talks about acid reflex.
Dr. William Prebola of Commonwealth Health talks about acute inpatient rehabilitation.
Dr. Kirk Hinkley and Gary McIntyre talk about Lackawanna ambulance and Commonwealth Health. Commonwealth Health online: www.commonwealthhealth.net
Dr. Mike Mandarano from commonwealth health talks about primary care physicians.
Dr. John Farrell from the Moses Taylor Hospital talks about breast density and advanced breast scans. Commonwealth Health online: www.commonwealthhealth.net
Chris Carone and Jenn Palauskas from Commonwealth Health, talk about cancer prevention. Commonwealth Health online: www.commonwealthhealth.net.
Jamy Powell and Lisa Capizzi from Commonwealth Health talk about the Breast Imaging Center. Commonwealth Health Online: www.commonwealthhealth.net Breast Imaging Center: 1-800-838-WELL
Jamy Powell and Kim Pellicano talk about the success of Commonwealth Health's Mammothon. Commonwealth Health Online: www.commonwealthhealth.net
Dr. Nate Greczek and Dr. Sarah Sitoski join PA Live to talk about this weeks Healthbeat.
Jamy Powell and Lisa Capizzi talk about the success of the breast imaging center of excellence at the Thomas P Saxton Pavillion.
Elane Walker, from Commonwealth Health, joins us for the Healthbeat.
Dr. Akosh Agarwal from Penn State Hershey / Commonwealth Health talks about brain aneurisms.
Gretchen Eagen of Regional Hospital of Scranton talks about their upcoming nursing open house.
Dr.'s Samir and Dipti Pancholy of Commonwealth Health and Jack Walsh of Mended Hearts talk about how to best fight heart disease.
Dr. Ben Montgomery from the Berwick Hospital / Commonwealth Health talks about their labor and delivery department.
Gary Prezkop and Dr. Dinesh Talati from Commonwealth Health talk about sleep apnea, and sleep issues in this week's edition of the Healthbeat.
Commonwealth Home Health & Hospice stops by to explain hospice care.
Sandy Rochon from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital stops by to talk about stroke awareness.
Dr. Charoltte Casterline from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital talks about allergies, and how you can get relief.
Wilkes-Barre General Hospital's registered dieticians: Cheryl Hartman, Amy Yachera and Ann Ostrowski talks about healthy diets.
Dr. Nicholas Giordano from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital talks about Palliative, and end of life care.
Dr. Michael Rittenberg from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital talks about the benefits of robotic surgery.
Dr. Michael Rupp from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital tells us about warning signs of a heart attack.
Representatives from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital stop by to talk about childbirth.
Cor Catena, the CEO of the newly formed Commonwealth Health, stops by to discuss the formation of the new health care system.
Folks from the Wilkes-Barre GenFolks from the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital stop by to talk about cardiac rehabilitation.eral Hospital stop by to talk about cardiac rehabilitation.
Patrice Smith & Tom Moore from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital Nutrional Services stop by to show us a healthy recipie. They whip up smoked vegetables with whole wheat pasta.
Dr. Richard Blum of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital talks about obesity and new ways to measure cholesterol.
Dr. William Charlton of Wilkes-Barre General Hospital speaks about rotator cuffs.
Jane Ann Ritsick from Star Fitness speaks about setting realistic weight loss goals for the New Year.
Dr. Gary Neale from Wilkes-Barre General Hospital explains the benefits or needs for bariatric surgery.
He's an athletic young man who loves football. And he's looking for a family to call his own. 16-year-old Franklin is getting a behind-the-scenes look at how the Bloomsburg Huskies Football team prepares for Saturday's NCAA playoff game.
He's hungry to learn - how to cook. Dominick, 17, is getting a lesson from Chef John Hudak at Vanderlyn's Restaurant in Kingston.
Michael, 14, loves racing and he's looking for a family to call his own.
He's a determined young athlete with big dreams. He just needs a family to cheer him on along the sidelines.
For a child, knowing what they want to be when they grow up can be empowering. But without a family to guide them, it can be very challenging. That what 16-year-old Jacen is facing.
She loves to camp and swim. And she just wants a family to share in those fun times with.
He loves basketball, so Chad showed us his skills on the court, with the help of the Misericordia Men's Basketball team.
Emilia, 17, is an upbeat, spunky athlete who loves watching the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins play hockey.
November is National Adoption Month. Here at Eyewitness News we're dedicated to showing you all the wonderful kids in Pennsylvania up for adoption in our "A Little Love" series. We don't always get to show the happy endings for these children and their new families -until now.
It's a lesson in veterinary medicine, straight from the expert. Angelique, a very curious 8th grader wants to become a vet someday.
She is a bright curious 15-year-old. Meet Alisha. She is getting ready to start her freshman year of high school and would love to have a forever family by her side.
Most young kids are thrilled at the idea of a baseball game. That's just how Bradly, 13, felt when we told him we were heading to a game at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders new field in Lackawanna County.
Meet 13-year-old Tymiene. He has a warm and inviting personality and loves learning, exploring the out of doors, especially the mountains.
Meet Tayron. He is a 12-year-old with a huge personality and love for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In our Little Love segment we introduce you to Yesali.
Meet Tajon. This charming, compassionate little boy will make you smile and he's looking for a home to call his own.
Meet Mark. This 16 year-old is a self-described nice guy who loves sports and just wants to find a loving home.
He is a sweet kid who loves baseball and playing video games. Meet Jabril, a seven year-old who is looking for a family to call his own.
He's is a joy to be around and lights up a room. Meet Isaias - this 9 year-old is starting third grade and looking for a forever family.
Meet Glenn. The sweet 14 year-old loves to sing and play outdoors and is looking for a family to call his own.
Meet Nakada. She loves horses, school and the color hot pink and she is looking for a family to call her own.
John is outgoing and compassionate. He is up for adoption and he showed us his sweet side when we took a trip to Truly Scrumptious, a bakery in Luzerne County.
Meet Kenny. This 14 year-old loves art, superheroes and a good laugh. He is one of many special children in Pennsylvania who is looking for a place to call home.
She is a compassionate and outgoing young woman. Cheyenne is looking for a loving and forever family.
He is a charming 16 year-old who is looking for a family to call his own for the rest of his life.
In this week's a Little Love, Monica Madeja introduces us to Matt.
Kenny is a gentle 16 year old boy who loves sports. All he wants is a home and a family to call his own.
He's trustworthy and energetic. Meet Josh, who simply wants a family to come home to when he heads to college.
He break dances, is a music buff and loves to shop, but most importantly, he needs a home.
Meet Chad, a charming teenager who is looking for a forever home.
Adopting an older child can be a very rewarding experience. It?s a time when the child needs someone to look out for them and guide them into adulthood. That?s what Taariq, 17, from
Meet 13-year-old Mikaila.
Chalid might be a little shy, but he has a big heart, especially when it comes to animals. He even named a stray puppy at the Luzerne County SPCA. "Missy" is the kind of dog Chalid, 13, would like on day, "because they're friendly," he said.
Julian is a 10-year-old boy who loves animals and sports, and is looking for a forever family.
Penn State running back Stephfon Green takes time away from summer classes and workouts to take Allen on a tour of the Lasch Football Building.
There are currently hundreds of children up for adoption in
Pennsylvania. And many of them are with foster families. Destinee, a
13-year-old, wants to be part of a loving family.
A Central Pennsylvania Boy Up For Adoption Shows Us How Drawing Is His Outlet.
Eva Mastromatteo introduces us to a 12 year old boy who needs a permanent home.
Eva Mastromatteo features a 12 year old who loves, magic, museums and reading in this "A Little Love" segment.
There are currently hundreds of children up for adoption in Pennsylvania, and many of them are with foster families. In this story we take a look at Natasha. She's a teenager just wanting to be part of a loving household. And that's really all it takes - A Little Love.
Lyndall Stout introduces viewers to Jasmine, a 17-year-old who loves scrapbooking. Find out what Jasmine needs in a forever family.
Lyndall Stout introduces viewers to Shahid, a 13-year-old athlete turned hairstylist, who's looking for a forever family.
Lyndall Stout introduces viewers to Sandra, a 15-year-old girl in search of a forever family.
A viewer like you could make a difference in a child's life. That's the goal of our special reports called “A Little Love.” And we are happy to report one of the children you met last year now has a forever family.
Lyndall Stout introduces you to 9-year-old Julian as he races around the track at Pike's Creek Raceway. The energetic and endearing little boy is looking for a forever family.
This week’s A Little Love child wanted to get involved in martial arts. Our Dia Wallace took 16-year-old Tiara to visit Master Vince Speruto at his studio in Kingston. He's a 7th degree Blackbelt in Hapkido and has been studying the arts for nearly 30-years.
We have a little boy we'd like to introduce to you. Our A Little Love child is quiet, endearing and quite talented. He plays saxophone, sings in the choir and plays sports. Our Dia Wallace took him to the batting cages at the Little League Museum in Williamsport.
This week’s A Little Love is all about doubling the fun. Our Dia Wallace took 12-year old twins, Jaquez and Marquez, to try their hand at snowboarding at Sno Mountain.
This week’s A Little Love is all about birthday wishes. It was girls day at the Star Tresses Salon and Day Spa to celebrate Melindas 16th birthday. Spa Director Hilary Forlenza put us in to the hands of Nail Technician Diane Salvaggio.
This week’s A Little Love child could be right up your alley. She's an energetic 13-year old girl. She loves trying new things and she's getting into bowling. Our Dia Wallace and Cynthia had a ball at Chacko's Bowling Alley in Wilkes-Barre.
This week’s A Little Love child is an adorable 9-year old that will capture your heart with her dazzling smile and spunky personality. Our Dia Wallace spent the day with Tara at Sugar’s Tea Room. It was a stately affair filled with fun inside what looked like a giant doll house.
Join us on October 18th, 12-3 PM for Eat Well. Live Well. This free afternoon of fun and learning at The Greenhouse Project in Nay Aug Park is sponsored by Wegmans. The event focuses on fall activities, healthy food choices and cooking demonstration and samples, pumpkin painting, guided nature hikes, music, raffles, games, prizes, and vegetable seeds for gardening. Food is available for purchase.
If you would like some beautiful color in your yard next spring? It is time to start planing your "bulb planting."Josh Hodell is in the garden with the experts
Now that fall has arrived, winter isn't too far behind. It's time to start thinking about ways to make your garden better for next year by preparing for it now.
Now that fall is here, it's tie to start thinking about putting your garden to bed for the winter.
Getting ready for fall
Preparing for Next Year's Garden
Josh talks to John Esslinger a Penn State Educator about Downey Mildrew
The topic: Late Blight
The Bearded Iris. every few years you should dig them up, treat them, and replant. the process may seem difficult, but our Garden Experts have some tips on preserving the bearded iris.
Tips on extending the harvest
The Greenhouse Project invites you to Laurie’s Community Garden Party Fundraiser & Fresh Salsa Competition on August 14th, 2014 at Jack’s Draft House from 5:30-7:30 PM
The topic is weeding
Tips on using fertilizer
Dealing with garden pests
How cutting back actually helps plants to grow.
How to plant squash
Keeping your garden tools clean
Best time to water plants
Thriller, filler, spiller
Finding the right plant for the right garden
Garden advice from the Master Gardeners at the Greenhouse Project.
We are beginning our weekly gardening segment for those of you who like to grow your own flowers and vegetables.