On the second Monday of each month, a trained APPRISE counselor visits Representative Flynn’s office to provide confidential, one-on-one counseling for Medicare beneficiaries.
SCIDA is the economic development arm of county government having been created by the County Commissioners in 1971 to help fund expanding businesses and industries throughout Schuylkill County.
The Lackawanna Historical Society will feature Railroad Perspectives, an exhibit by artist Claire Marcus.
Jeff Keifer of JK Designs as the 2014 People’s Choice Award
Nominations for the annual Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce/ Berger Family Dealerships "Athena Award" are now being accepted.
Prayer Service set for March 12
Open House &Theme Basket Fundraiser at Panther Valley Public Library
DWTS pros to be joined by American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance finalists
March 8th, 2014 in Hazle Township at Hazleton Area High School
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Dinner will be served at The Frederick Stegmaier Mansion on Sunday, March 29th.
The mission of the Pike Autism Support Services to empower, support and educate families and friends of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Electronic guitar performance slated for March 6
Contemplative Outreach of Central Pennsylvania presents: Seven Session Introduction to Centering Prayer Workshop
The Open House will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a special appearance by The Tooth Fairy from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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Andy Mehalshick and Kelly Choate share a story with students.
Williamsport Salvation Army to participate in Feinstein Food Challenge and need your help
Barbara Slate, one of the first women to write and draw for Marvel and DC Comics – and who has been called “titanically talented” by industry legend Stan Lee – will kick off the day's events with a presentation in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium.
First ever NEPA Team --- Hazleton Area Girls Bowling Team captures 2nd Place at Eastern PA Regional Championships ,Advances to State Finals in Pittsburgh
‘Party 4 Life’ at Misericordia University to benefit The Lucy Fund
Welcome to March!
Since its inception in 1994, Sweet Charity has raised over $300,000 for children with debilitating diseases
The parade route will begin at South Main and South streets and will travel along South Main to Public Square, around the F.M. Kirby Center and end at the intersection of North Main and Union streets.
Sunday, March 2, at 10 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Peter, 315 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton.
Unforgettable Fire, The Leading U2 Cover Band, To Perform At Mount Airy Casino Resort
This year’s theme, Celebrating Women of Character, Courage & Commitment
Lackawanna County Commissioners honor Meals on Wheels
Special event planned
Visiting Nurse Association of Lackawanna County Home Health of Lackawanna County to host workshop
Saturday, March 8th
The free service, part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program sponsored by the IRS, is designed for taxpayers who have relatively uncomplicated returns and less than $51,000 in annual income.
Upper Desk’s portable cabinet mount has been selected by the International Housewares Association as an Innovation Award Finalist for the 2014 International Home and Housewares Show, Chicago.
March 5th At The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple- presented by Broadway in Scranton
The stable gates open for the 2014 season
The Acahela Climb Project is raising funds for the construction of an indoor climbing wall for cub scouts and visitors at Camp Acahela in Blakeslee.
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Voting will take place from February 18-25.
Proceeds from Bucknell's annual Empty Bowls meal will benefit the Community Harvest hot meal program in Milton, which serves a free supper to more than 100 people every Monday evening at St. Andrew's Church on Lower Market Street.
Bonnie Martin-Manager, Communications/Media Relations checking in with this week's events on campus
Many new events have been added!
Leadership Wilkes-Barre Group Clinic Idyllic To Host Fundraiser in Support of St John’s Care and Concern Free Health Clinic in Pittston
Easy Tortellini One Pot
Fresh Apple Turnovers
Skillet Mardi Gras Pasta
Smoked Sausage Gumbo
Oscar-Worthy Chicken Pot Pie
Golden Squash Casserole
Mexican Chocolate Cake
Stuffed Cabbage Stew
Easy Homemade Bread
Cracked Peppercorn Pork
Hodge Podge Chowder
Cherry Nut Cobbler
Caramel Nut Crunch Popcorn
Simple Surf 'n' Turf
Russian Tea Cakes
Olympic Onion Rings
Mini Grasshopper Pies
Lemon Garlic Rice
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
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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.
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.
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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.
These days, parents, student athletes and coaches are much more aware of the long-term medical problems that concussions can cause. Fortunately, many efforts are being made to protect kids from head injuries.
Sports equipment companies have jumped on the bandwagon and have improved the protection their helmets and pads offer. However, some of these newer products, like football helmets, are quite expensive. Parents want to know if these more expensive football helmets actually offer more protection. According to a new study, just because a helmet may be heavier and more expensive, it will not lower a player's risk of concussion.
Why is that? It could be because a helmet doesn't keep the brain from moving around in the skull. It may offer better protection against a skull fracture, but that doesn't necessarily correlate with concussion.
A study of more than 1,300 players on football teams at 36 Wisconsin high schools found that players wearing older helmets received just as much protection from concussion as players with flashy new models, said study author Timothy McGuine, senior scientist and research coordinator for the University of Wisconsin Health Sports Medicine Center in Madison.
"The helmet technology is advanced as it can be. They've done a wonderful job. We don't have skull fractures in football," he said. "But I don't know how much padding can be put in to prevent the brain from sloshing around inside the cranium."
This research, to be presented Saturday at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's annual meeting in Chicago, comes at a time when some sports equipment manufacturers are marketing expensive football helmets amid claims that they offer better protection against concussion than earlier models, McGuine said.
"They're all being touted as the next best thing to prevent sports injuries, and it really puts the squeeze on athletic directors and coaches," he said. "Some companies are go
Just as softball season is swinging into high gear, the world's most famous baseball bat maker is issuing a recall.
The Louisville Slugger OneX Fastpitch Softball Bat is recalled because the bat's barrel can separate from the handle during use and strike people nearby.
The recalled bats include all OneX style bats. The composite bat has a white and grey shell with blue and yellow lettering. "Louisville Slugger oneX" appears twice on the barrel, in yellow in one place and in blue lettering on the other side. The "X" is yellow in both places.
Approximately 170 bat handle separations have been reported to the company. The company is aware of one report of a barrel from a broken bat hitting a player in the shin.
There are about 13,000 bats affected by the recall.
The bats were sold nationwide at sporting goods, other retail stores and distributed to college amateur competitive softball teams from approximately May 2012 through February 2013 for about $350.
Consumers should immediately stop using the bat and contact Hillerich & Bradsby for a free replacement bat and the choice of an additional free item.
You can contact Hillerich & Bradsby at (800) 282-2287 from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.slugger.com and click on Recall for more information.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to a product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. You can contact them online at SaferProducts.gov to furnish information about your experience with the bat.
Because of all the publicity, you might naturally think that most underage drinking deaths are related to driving while intoxicated. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) wants parents to know that the dangers of underage drinking are even greater off the roadways.
MADD analyzed 2010 data from the FBI, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on deaths related to underage alcohol use.
What they found may surprise you. The study showed that only 32 percent of underage drinkers died from traffic related deaths. 68 percent were from other causes. Researchers found that 30 percent died from homicides, 14 percent from suicide, 9 percent from alcohol poisoning and 15 percent from other causes.
"As parents, we are definitely aware of the dangers of drinking and driving," says MADD national President Jan Withers. "I think we're not as educated about all the dangers that drinking before age 21 can be related to. And they're very, very real."
Child health experts agree that talking with your child about alcohol use should begin before they are at the age where temptation and availability are present. That can range anywhere from pre-teen to college age. Its never too late to have that discussion.
Sometimes parents mistakenly believe that if a child is introduced to alcohol drinking in the home that its much safer for them. They believe that their kids are in a controlled environment and not on the road afterwards. But as the analysis shows, being on the road isnt the only concern parents should be thinking and talking about.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that one-quarter of people ages 12-20 (9.7 million children) reported drinking within the previous month. Among those who did not illegally buy booze themselves, 21.4 percent were supplied alcohol from parents, guardians or other adult
One thing you can count on when Easter rolls around is an abundance of egg-shaped treats on the grocery shelves. This holiday though, one of the most popular types of Easter candy is being recalled.
Zachary Confections Inc. is recalling its Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Eggs after the testing of one lot detected salmonella.
The company said in a press release that it is recalling all lots of the product out of an abundance of caution.
"We are dedicated to manufacturing wholesome products for our customers," said George Anichini, Vice President " Operations of Zachary Confections. "Consistent with that dedication, we are taking this voluntary action."
No illnesses have been recorded in connection with the recall.
The recalled product was manufactured on February 20-21 and shipped to stores in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. No other Zachary Confections products are included in the recall, the company said.
If you do not live in one of these states, but plan on visiting one during the holiday " its a good idea to have the UPC codes listed below.
Also, family and friends will sometimes mail these kinds of treats to children at Easter time as a gift. Parents should examine any chocolate covered marshmallow eggs they receive to make sure that it is not the recalled product.
The recall includes chocolate-coated marshmallow eggs packaged in white egg crates with purple, green and yellow lettering. They include the cases with a UPC code of 1 00 75186 31797 3 and the individual unit UPC code 075186 15797 8. The treats have a Best Buy date of Feb. 14, 2014.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has stopped the production of this product while an investigation continues on the possible source of the contamination.
If you have this product, it should be destroyed or returned to the purchase place for a refund. For more information, call (765) 654-8356 be
The holidays are filled with joy, family, friends and presents. A popular present many families give themselves is a new TV. The old TV is sometimes regulated to the bedroom or guest room. While many of the newer models are lighter than the older ones, they can still crush a young child. Too often these TVs are not anchored well and sit on an eye-level stand.
A new report issued by The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notes that 43,000 people have been injured by falling TV sets, with 59% of injuries being children.
CPSC urges parents of young children, to anchor their TV sets properly to help prevent these injuries. "We know that low-cost anchoring devices are effective in preventing tip-over incidents. I urge parents to anchor their TVs, furniture and appliances and protect their children. It takes just a few minutes to do and it can save lives," said CPSC Chairman Inez Tenenbaum.
Between 2000 and 2011, 349 people were killed due to TVs or furniture falling on them. Sadly 84 % of those deaths were children younger than 9 years old. Many of the injuries were caused when the television set fell directly on the childs head.
Public education had helped lower these statistics over the years, but the numbers in 2011 showed a sharp increase. In 2009 there were 27 deaths reported, in 2010 the number was slighter higher at 31 deaths and in 2011 the numbers jumped to 41. The size of televisions are also increasing, its not uncommon for sets to be 60 to 80 inches wide.
Reports show that many television related fatalities occur in bedrooms rather than living rooms. Many of the older and heavier sets are put in the bedroom and not secured.
A related study published in 2002 had found that the majority of television-tipping related accidents occur when toddlers are left unsupervised around the television sets.
New furniture and televisions are exciting and we can get in a hurry setting them up " be sure to secure
I cannot stop thinking about the horrific tragedy in Newtown Connecticut. As a parent, my heart is broken for the families in Newtown whose children, brothers, sisters and mothers were killed. There really are no words to express the emotions we all have.
At the same time, I worry about the many children who have seen or continue to see the images of this massacre. Unfortunately, there continue to be mass shootings and tragedies that monopolize the news on air, online and in print making it hard to shield young children. The news never stops and these events are all too common.
But a parent's job continues to be to try and make sure that children feel safe and secure. Although it seems to be harder and harder to do these days, parents must continue to protect their children both physically and emotionally. This means telling your child to wear their seat belt, lock the door when you leave the house, wear your bike helmet, and to never play with matches...the list goes on and on.
It also means having age appropriate discussions with your children about stranger danger, weather related disasters and now school lockdowns. The discussions surrounding this latest national tragedy should be tailored to the age of the child, but regardless of their age, I think the discussion should always end with, mommies and daddies are here to love and protect you and that will never change.
There is no way to process this tragedy nor is there a guide as to how to go forward. Despite all of the news stories there are no answers, but only questions as to why?
Hug your children, maybe grab an extra kiss and be thankful for your family. Let us also say a prayer for the community of Newtown, both those who were lost and for the living, for their grief is unimaginable.