Downtown in the News

National Night Out set for Public Square

i Jul 22nd 2017

By Eric Mark, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — The city police department, in conjunction with the Wilkes-Barre Crime Watch, will observe National Night Out from 1-5 p.m. on July 30 in Public Square. The event will feature music, free games for children, demonstrations, raffle baskets and 50-cent food items, according to a news release from the…Read More→

Popular businesses expand into Wilkes-Barre

i Jul 21st 2017

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice WILKES-BARRE — Two popular Lackawanna County businesses are expanding and opening new locations in a historic building in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Electric City Tattoo, which has a location in Scranton, opened in the Alleghany Lofts building at 94-96 S. Main St. Loyalty Barbershop, which has locations in Scranton and Archbald,…Read More→

Kirby Center makes top 100 list

i Jul 18th 2017

By Denise Allabaugh, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has ranked in Pollstar’s list of the top 100 theaters worldwide based on ticket sales for the first half of the year. Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s primary trade publication, ranked the Kirby Center number 99 in its 2017 mid-year report….Read More→

‘Mondays at the Market’ debuts with healthy foods in Wilkes-Barre

i Jul 11th 2017

By Toni Pennello, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The 44th annual Farmers Market on Public Square made its Monday debut yesterday, with a theme: health and wellness. The addition, which the city calls “Mondays at the Market,” came with a movement in the city health department to increase access to healthy foods, said Henry Radulski, health…Read More→

W-B projects in holding pattern

i Jul 9th 2017

By Eric Mark, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice WILKES-BARRE — Three major development projects in the city are in a holding pattern for now, according to project developers and city officials. A proposed high-rise hotel complex in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a potential expansion of one of the city’s largest employers and the construction of a wellness center that…Read More→

Area residents flock to Kirby Park to celebrate Independence Day

i Jul 4th 2017

By Geri Gibbons, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Area residents flocked to Kirby Park on Tuesday celebrating Independence Day with food, music and, of course, fireworks. The city’s event — billed as an “Old Fashioned” celebration — has become a rite of summer for some. To David Koval, Mountain Top, and Marrissa Fedor, Hanover Township,…Read More→

‘A walker’s paradise’: W-B residents can reach many destinations on foot

i Jul 4th 2017

By Mary Therese Biebel, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — If your neighborhood has sidewalks, Larry Newman said last week, research indicates you are 47 percent more likely to get the exercise experts recommend to keep you healthy. That’s because you’re more likely to walk at least half an hour per day when you have your…Read More→

Wilkes-Barre mayor releases schedule for ‘Mondays at the Market’

i Jun 29th 2017

By Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tony George has released the schedule for “Mondays at the Market,” the first time the city’s Farmers Market will be held two days a week. The Monday market will run 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. from July 10 through Oct. 2. The traditional Thursday market, meanwhile,…Read More→

Local growers to bring bounty to June 29 opening day of W-B Farmers Market

i Jun 28th 2017

By Mary Therese Biebel , Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Farmers ready to bring bounty to opening day WILKES-BARRE — The O’Malia brothers were already enjoying spinach from their Plains Township farm last week — in omelets and sandwich wraps — and they expect to have more of the fresh green leaves to bring to downtown Wilkes-Barre…Read More→

Farmers Market returns to Public Square Thursday

i Jun 28th 2017

By Bill O’Boyle, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — Music, milkshakes and fresh produce will mark the beginning of the 44th annual Farmers Market Thursday on Public Square. Mayor Tony George will open the festivities at 10 a.m. and the market will be open every Thursday through Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The…Read More→