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Soricks Fine Jewelers: Same service but with a different name

WYOMING — Ron and Paula Sorick aren’t strangers to Best of Greater Pittston. Their business has won Best Jeweler on multiple occasions, but this year, it did so under a new name. In February, the Soricks did away with their business’ original moniker, Village II Gold & Silversmith, in favor of Soricks Fine Jewelers. Ron […]

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Spokesperson: Irish pub coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono

PLAINS TWP. — Another dining option is coming to Mohegan Sun Pocono in early August, a casino spokesman said Thursday. The yet-to-be-named Irish pub and eatery will be located near the main entrance and feature “weekend entertainment, authentic Irish fare, premium beverages and unique Celtic décor,” spokesman Cody Chapman said. More details will be available […]

8 Comments - 6:44 pm

Volvo goes electric, phasing out cars powered solely by gas

HELSINKI (AP) — Volvo says it will only build electric and hybrid vehicles starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine. CEO Hakan Samuelsson said the move was dictated by customer demand. It means that in two years, all new Volvo vehicles […]

8 Comments - 1:59 pm

Coming soon: A Big Mac delivered to your door. But will you want it?

If the people won’t go to McDonald’s, then the Big Macs must go to them. At least that’s the plan. After a two-month test run in Florida, McDonald’s announced recently it is preparing to roll out meal delivery for its menu items in the United States. The hope, the fast-food giant said, is to make […]

8 Comments - 2:51 pm

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 other, bringing more than 300 nursing and support staff jobs to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Officials at Commonwealth Health and Geisinger state a nationwide nursing shortage in addition to unprecedented growth at their respective facilities are factors in the recruitment efforts. Commonwealth […]

8 Comments - 11:24 am

Pittston Denny’s celebrates grand opening with meal deals

PITTSTON — No, you didn’t wake up in the past. Denny’s Pittston location near WalMart off Highway 315 opened in September, but the official grand opening celebration was held from Feb. 6 through Feb. 9. During this period, turkey sandwiches, country-fried steak and Denny’s iconic Grand Slam could be purchased by customers for half-off menu […]

8 Comments - 4:33 pm

Joe Agolino Jr. opens Legacy Baking Co. next to father’s restaurant in West Pittston

WEST PITTSTON — Legacy Baking Co. hopes to live up to its name. The bakery, owned by Joe Agolino Jr., his wife Cristina and Charles Sammon, held its grand opening Tuesday at 20 Luzerne Ave., right next to Agolino’s restaurant. Agolino’s father, Joe Sr., owns that business, and the younger Agolino believes the new venture […]

8 Comments - 5:35 pm

Pet Valu, focusing on natural and holistic pet products, opens in Midway Shopping Center in Wyoming

WYOMING — A store that puts clients’ health and nutritional needs first recently opened in the Midway Shopping Center. Those clients may have long ears, plenty of fur and a wagging tail. Pet Valu, a pet food and supply company based in Canada, opened its 308th U.S. store in the shopping center next to Dollar […]

8 Comments - 2:42 pm

Summer Hill Botanicals in Wyoming started with an itch, grew into skin-care business

WYOMING — It all started with an itch. Scott Douglas, of Bloomsburg, said he developed an allergy to commercially made skin care and hair care products more than a decade ago. Then the suggestions came pouring in. “People would say, ‘Try this,’ or ‘Try that,’ but nothing worked,” he said. So in 2006 Douglas decided […]

8 Comments - 10:26 am

Businesswoman: Grocery chain holding up opening of ‘bounce house’ in Wyoming

WYOMING — Aubrey and Michelangelo Ginocchietti have nearly everything they need to start their new business, Super Bounce LLC, in the Midway Shopping Center. Zoning permits and approval? Check. Certificate of occupancy? Check. Signed lease? Almost. The Ginocchiettis have been awaiting the return of their signed lease from the site owner, SIN Ventures Midway LP […]

8 Comments - 12:19 pm

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