Hi, it’s Jayne Ann Bugda from the Producer’s Pod! 

St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. ~Adrienne Cook  (From the Quote Garden)

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

*Programming note:  Penguins Hockey tonight on WBRE-TV  Hartford Wolfpack vs the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins at 7 pm.  Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy will be preempted-  You will be able to watch “Will and Grace” at 2:30 am; “Superstore” at 3 am and Dateline at 3:30 am  

*Stroudsburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Sunday, March 18 – steps off at 1:30 pm It continues through downtown Stroudsburg, and eventually wraps up in East Stroudsburg.  

*Schuylkill County is getting ready to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day and the Luck of the Irish.

The 15th Annual Girardville Irish Day Parade will be held promptly at 12 noon on Saturday, March 24.

The giant parade features 5 divisions and 16 bands with numerous floats, antique vehicles, and special entries.

The theme of this year’s parade is the “Salute to the Residents of Girardville.”

The Grand Marshal for the 2018 Parade is former Congressman Timothy Holden.

Parade Day activities begin at 10 AM with an Irish Mass at Saint Vincent’s Worship Center at 2nd and C Streets in Girardville.

An outdoor celebration will follow the parade at the Hibernian House at Beech and Line Streets in the borough.

CASA of Luzerne County is hosting NEPA Sings! competition, sponsored in part by PNC Bank and Geisinger Health Systems

Twelve performers will be selected to compete in the finals on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the KCCA. The final competition will be emceed by Dave Kuharchik, host of PA Live! A panel of local celebrity judges will be announced shortly. 

The first place prize includes two tickets to a Broadway show in New York city with round trip transportation provided by Martz Trailways, as well as an opportunity to perform the winning song on PA Live! on WBRE-TV. The second place prize includes two tickets to a show at the F.M. Kirby Center and a $100 gift certificate good for dinner at a local restaurant. 

Join Dennis Owens for Sunday’s ‘This Week in Pennsylvania”.  On this week’s edition- the I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick will have a report on the recent PFA Face-off between Lawmakers Tarah Toohil and Nick Miccarelli

 This Week in Pennsylvania airs Sundays at 6:30am on WBRE   

 Jane King’s KA-Ching Report is out.  Click here   

Dave Kuharchik, Brittany Sweeney and Director Sandy Wisnewski checking in with this week’s PA Live Highlights!

   In the PA Live Kitchen This Week- Another great week of recipes and more!  Join us in the PA Live Kitchen every day at 4 pm on PA Live!

It is a big week in our PA Live Kitchen – It is “Dream Chef Week” each night this week two chefs from different restaurants will team up to prepare a meal. It is all to promote the upcoming NEPA Chefs for Sustainability the farm rescue dinner on April 8th at the Radisson in Scranton. 

 The big week kicks off Monday- when ”The Beaumont Inn’s Chef Jeff Hunsinger and Bettellis Villa’s Chef Jeff Kochanski  team up in our PA Live Kitchen-  See what’s cooking- and then what area chefs will be teaming up for the rest of the week!  

Don’t forget on Tuesday we tryout a new product!  The Tuesday Tryout on PA Live!

Got a Question?

   If you have a veteran’s issue- you can call Judge Tom Munley of Veterans Views at 570-706-7418.  You can also reach Judge Munley on PAHomepage.com

 If you have a legal question you would like answered by Law and You team of Attorney Greg Fellerman and Attorney Ed Ciarimboli you can call  570-706-7429.   You can also submit a question on PAHomepage.com

Got a question about your finances?  Financial Forum with Christopher Scalese- Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Good News- In Case You Missed It-   Here are some good news and heartfelt stories you can see right here on PAHomepage!

 *Mark Hiller took us to Cori’s Place at the JCC in Wilkes-Barre!

*Andy Mehalshick joined Hundreds of high school students from our region to talk politics and government — and how the news media covers both. 

*Haley Bianco uncovered some unique history in Schuylkill County.

* Lauren Hensley showed us how volunteers are making Braille Bibles

*Harness Racing kicks off this weekend at the Downs at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs.

 Don’t forget to check out the Community Link here on PAHomepage.   This Weekend’s Community News Features.

*Sun Tech has a unique fundraiser coming up!   Dinner, spa services and more!

*Art Show and Fundraiser to honor the memory of Justin Betts- will be held on Saturday, March 17 

 The event will be held in Sunbury at Timber Skate Shop from 6:00-10:00  pm   The shop is located at 257 Market St – 2nd Floor – Sunbury

*Funfest in Hazleton kick-off Concert Featuring the Poets

*MPB Players auditions for ‘Little Mermaid” this week

Join the Team:

   Join the team on Saturday 6 am and 8:30 am   and Sunday Morning at  7 am and 9 am   Lauren Hensley along with  Kevin Derek .    

   Mark Hiller,  Kristina Shalhoup and Robin Deehan will be here on for Eyewitness News at 6 and 11 (on WBRE/WYOU)

On Sunday, Candice Kelly and Nick Toma  , Josh Hodell, – AJ Donatoni  for Eyewitness News  –   

    Weekend producer  Blake Cohen  – Rosie Langello

  Zack Smith on the Assignment Desk

 Our Eyewitness News Producing Line-Up-  

    Leo Russo- Executive Producer
  Jayne Ann Bugda- Senior Producer PAHomepage  and Eyewitness News at 7 pm 

  Dave Becker  –  Eyewitness News at  11 am and Noon.

  Katherine Lachette- Eyewitness at 5

  Rachel Linden   – Eyewitness News 6

 Blake Cohen/Rosie Langello  Eyewitness News  11  – Monday through Thursday
(Eyewitness News 6 and 11-   on Sundays)

      .Kaitlin Sosnowski-Ayer is your 5 am and 6 am  producer.

      Rachel Vitale   (Saturday/Sunday Morning)

What’s on TV Tonight?

 Saturday,  March 17, 2018

  2018 NCAA Basketball Tournament


  Penguins Hockey tonight on WBRE-TV  Hartford Wolfpack vs the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins at 7 pm.  Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy will be preempted-  You will be able to watch “Will and Grace” at 2:30 am; “Superstore” at 3 am and Dateline at 3:30 am  


Sunday, March 18, 2018

 CBS Sunday Morning Lineup

W hat makes someone a genius? Is Extra Sensory Perception real? How smart are dolphins and dogs? The team at CBS SUNDAY MORNING explores those stories and more in a special mind-themed edition .  Jane Pauley anchors the special broadcast, which will highlight interviews with Glenn Close, jazz great Winton Marsalis, author Walter Isaacson, Jennifer Doudna, who co-discovered the technique for editing genes known as CRISPR, and many more.

The broadcast features Mo Rocca’s cover story on geniuses throughout history, from Da Vinci to Einstein to Stephen Hawking and beyond. 48 HOURS correspondent Erin Moriarty reports on Extra Sensory Perception and asks if it is real. Tony Dokoupil looks at how working with our hands helps make our brains happier. And Martha Teichner reports on the brains of dogs, dolphins and other animals to see how smart they really are.


Instinct;  NCIS-Los Angeles; Madame Secretary


  Little Big Shots; Genius Junior; Timeless

Thank you for making Eyewitness News Part of your Day!!