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Past articles by Sarah:

Luzerne County business climate: blue skies and bright future, leaders say

Michael Lombardo sometimes calls himself delusional.The former mayor of Pittston has been a key component → Read More

Change at the store: Shifting shopping habits drive new strategies for selling groceries

Chic Chic Marketplace in Forty Fort isn’t a typical grocery store.In fact, it isn’t really → Read More

Super Bounce, a children’s entertainment facility, opens in Wyoming

WYOMING — It was two years in the making, but it’s finally open.Super Bounce LLC, → Read More

K. Riley Salon to open for business April 8 in Wyoming

WYOMING — Kaya Riley’s desire to help people has never faltered.The 24-year-old Larksville resident always → Read More

Luzerne Foundation’s annual forum spotlights Wyoming Valley nonprofits

PLAINS TWP. — More than 30 local nonprofit groups talked about their missions and the → Read More

Sip N Silk in Forty Fort lets participants create wearable art

FORTY FORT — Cherie Cruz believes art has a therapeutic value.A few years ago, she → Read More

Cultural Care Au Pair childcare business grows in Northeastern Pennsylvania

MOUNTAIN TOP — Drs. Chris and Lisa Holtz knew they had to devise a childcare → Read More

Wilkes-Barre bars, eateries prep for a sea of green on parade day

WILKES-BARRE — The city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade set for Sunday may not be → Read More

Mimmo’s Pizza a fixture on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for 35 years

WILKES-BARRE — Not much has changed at Mimmo’s Pizza & Restaurant in three decades.Owner Mark → Read More

Wilkes-Barre expanding farmers market to 2 days a week

WILKES-BARRE — The city will be expanding its popular farmers market to include Mondays.Patty Hughes, → Read More

Frank Pasquini, champion of downtown Wilkes-Barre, dies at 67

WILKES-BARRE — Longtime local nonprofit volunteer and business community champion Frank Pasquini died Thursday at → Read More

AmberDonia Bakery opening Wilkes-Barre location in 2 to 3 months

KINGSTON — Butch Sacipi calls his business, AmberDonia Bakery, “a funhouse.”“Whether you’re 2 years old → Read More

Magazine editor Steve Forbes offers advice to Wilkes University students

WILKES-BARRE — History has served Steve Forbes well, both personally and professionally.His grandfather started Forbes → Read More

State auditor general leads workforce training town hall in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale hosted a discussion Tuesday with employers, educators and → Read More

Retired PA State Police officer starts Ford Family Auctions in Luzerne

LUZERNE — Bringing order to chaos.That’s something with which James Ford, owner of Ford Family → Read More

Borton-Lawson launches 3-D scanning company, Precise Visual Technologies

PLAINS TWP. — Borton-Lawson, an architectural and engineering firm based in Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently launched → Read More

Growth, nursing shortage leads to recruitment at NEPA hopitals, clinics

WILKES-BARRE — Two health care providers announced major recruitment efforts within a month of each → Read More

Former casino president Soper resigns from Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

Bobby Soper, president and CEO of Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority and former president of Mohegan → Read More

Plains Twp. man opens Cool Beanz Coffee Bistro in downtown Nanticoke

NANTICOKE — Cool Beanz Coffee Bistro has a little bit of everything.The cafe, located at → Read More

Don’t forget your furry friends: Valentine’s Day big for NEPA pet store sales

HANOVER TWP. — Valentine’s Day has gone to the dogs — literally.The holiday of love → Read More