Although we do our best to provide our readers with perfect copy each week, occasionally a mishap occurs. Such is the case with our Best Of Readers’ Poll results issues. Due to an error during production, the following winners were inadvertently omitted from the published list: Feel Good Limo, winner of Best Limo Service, Headdies, winner of Best Pipe Shop, and Hilton Scranton Hotel & Conference Center as Best Hotel. We apologize for any confusion this may have caused our readers and advertisers.
Speaking of Best Of, don’t forget to save the date: Jan. 11 is the big Best Of bash celebrating the winners of our Readers’ Poll. The party will be held at Breakers at Mohegan Sun from 7 to 9 p.m. (Please note: you must be 21 to attend). The holidays will have come and gone and this is the perfect time of year to get out and have some fun.
There are also some wonderful events coming up at the Scranton Cultural Center (SCC) and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre:
Dec. 22 – The SCC offers a free showing of the classic holiday move, A Christmas Story, from 6 to 8 p.m. We can’t think of a better venue in which to see Ralphie embark on his epic quest for a Red Ryder BB Gun, despite his mother’s frantic worry: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Visit www.scrantonculturalcenter.org for more information.
Jan. 8 – If you love the music of ABBA (we know, “Dancing Queen” immediately comes to mind, right?), then you’ll also love ABBA tribute band The Arrival, coming to the Kirby Center on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $24-$34. You should really “take a chance” on them, and reserve your seats today!
Jan. 13 – The Listen Local Young Adult Series continues at the SCC with headliner Bobby Davis and the Smartest Man opening for Harmony Constant, featuring Mac and Cindy Jackson and Shawn Caden. (Check out their sound on WVIA-FM, Memoryholeradio.com and Scrubradio.com). The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Jan. 13 – Famous for his hilarious show about nothing, comedian Jerry Seinfeld is coming to the Kirby Center on Jan. 13 for two shows (yes, a second show has been added due to popular demand). The first show will be held at 7 p.m. and the second starts at 9:30. Tickets are $65-$80. For more information, put aside your big salad for a minute and visit www.kirbycenter.org.
As you read through the pages of this week’s electric city and diamond city, we hope you enjoy looking back on 2011 through our Year in Review section as much as we enjoyed compiling it. Current Events Editor Alicia Grega and Staff Writer Tom Graham sifted through countless articles, and Photographer Tom Bonomo dug deep into the archives to select highlights from a year that was anything but ordinary in the 570. Looking back at all of it, we are reminded that this is indeed a unique place filled with some of the most talented and funny people you could ever hope to meet. You’ll see many of their faces within this week’s covers created by Art Director Eric Toffey – be sure to look closely for someone you know!
That’s the holiday scoop! Thanks for reading, and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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