The holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over. There’s one more big party you’re all invited to – the annual Best Of Bash in honor of the electric city and diamond city Readers’ Poll winners.
This year’s party will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Breakers in Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, from 7 to 9 p.m. In keeping with tradition, winners will receive their awards and all will enjoy beverages and hors d’oeuvres. (You must be 21 to attend). We look forward to seeing all of our winners and their friends at the party.
If you or someone you love enjoys Doo Wop, then be sure to pick up tickets for Joe Nardone’s Malt Shop Memories at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on March 30 at 7:30 p.m. The evening features a great line-up, including Charly Thomas’ Drifters, The Tymes, Lenny Welch, Linda Jenson & The Angels, The Duprees and Kenny Vance & The Planotones. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Jan. 9. For more information, visit www.kirbycenter.org or call 826-1100.
Unless you’re part polar bear, January temperatures in the 570 can be tough to bear (bad pun intended; our brains are semi-frozen). Keeping this in mind, our friends at Leadership Wilkes-Barre are inviting you to “Get Out of Town.” Raffle tickets are now on sale for the chance to win a trip to some fabulous beaches, including Delray Beach, Fla., Myrtle Beach, S.C., and The Outer Banks, N.C. For those who freckle too much at the beach, don’t despair. There are other great prizes for you, such as a trip to the Poconos and a chance to win a Hilton Holiday trip at one of 10 Hilton properties in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey or Maryland.
Tickets are $20 each or two for $35, and can be purchased by calling 823-2101, extension 135. Winners will be announced at Leadership Wilkes-Barre’s Mid-Winter Cocktail Party at the Westmoreland Club on Feb. 3, so get your tickets today. Proceeds benefit Leadership Wilkes-Barre. Good luck on getting out of town!
The start of a new year is the perfect time for personal reflection, and in our offices, it’s also time for professional reflection. We’re taking a look at the content and style of electric and diamond city, and developing a plan to make them even better. As we go through this process of self-reflection, we’d like to hear from you. Is there a certain page you turn to each week? Maybe you can’t plan your weekend without checking out our calendar of events. Maybe you look for your horoscope before you read anything else, or maybe you’re interested in reading what Jeff Boam thinks of a new release before you head to the movies on date night. If you really enjoy a particular feature, please tell us. And, at the other end of the spectrum, if there’s a certain page that you pass by, we need to know that, too.
This evaluation process actually began several weeks ago with a few additions to our products, including more coverage of the local music scene in Tom Graham’s column, headphones; the addition of a new literary column by Amye Archer, bookmarks; more photos than ever in our online galleries; and more local models on our covers.
Some of you have already taken the time to send us your thoughts in the last few weeks, and for that we are grateful. It shows that people in northeastern Pennsylvania care about local arts and entertainment, and that they are still reading.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on how we can serve you better, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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