Downtown in the News

‘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→

RiverFest 2017 poised to celebrate the Susquehanna River with activities

i Jun 23rd 2017

By Mary Therese Biebel , Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Celebrating Susquehanna at RiverFest  WILKES-BARRE — If any area residents still harbor animosity toward the Susquehanna River because Hurricane Agnes made it overflow into their homes and businesses 45 years ago this week, John Maday from the Riverfront Parks Committee hopes they’ll finally bury the hatchet. “We…Read More→

Couple from the Caribbean brings flavor of native islands to NEPA

i Jun 22nd 2017

By Charlotte L. Jackson, Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice In Caribbean culture, food creates distinct connections between people and other cultures. For Carleen and Garfield Hartman, the Hartman Jerk Center created a space to share their love for their home countries and their native food. The couple opened the Caribbean restaurant in April with hopes of bringing…Read More→

Market Street center holds grand opening in Wilkes-Barre

i Jun 21st 2017

By Geri Gibbons, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader WILKES-BARRE — The grand opening of the Market Street Business Center on Tuesday brought out the public and featured three related businesses which call the center home. Three more companies are slated to occupy the renovated space by 2018. The project marks progress in the redevelopment of over 6…Read More→