As the holiday season approaches, many of us like to celebrate by baking special things to go with the season, like cookies or nut or fruit breads for the festive time. Bread is a staple of nourishment for all. In all cultures and countries, we find types of bread—tortillas, rice, and flat breads, to list a few. Bread is also a sign of hospitality and warmth, which we want to share during the holidays in abundance.
Category Archives: Bits and Pieces
The benefits of ginger root
Did you know that the multi-billion-dollar drug category known as “acid blockers,” despite being used by millions around the world daily, may not work as well as the humble ginger plant in relieving symptoms of indigestion and heartburn?
Building Bridges at Kirby Park
Building Bridges is a grassroots campaign that was founded after the tragic shooting death in 2012 of 14-year-old Wilkes-Barre GAR High School honor student Tyler Winstead. The intent which birthed Building Bridges is to try to create a community where people know one another, look out for each other. Based on what I observed, the event that was held on May 4th at Kirby Park certainly was a resounding success in that respect!
Robbins lawsuit against Glodzik dismissed to enable filing in proper venue
by John DiLiberto
Mark Robbins’ civil claim against Leo Glodzik III, owner of LAG Towing, for libel and defamation was dismissed without prejudice in Magisterial District Judge Diana Malast's Plains courtroom Friday morning, March 8th. Glodzik was accompanied by his lawyer, Joseph Sklarosky, who requested that the case be dismissed with prejudice on the grounds...
The City’s Parsons Park lies in disrepair
Wilkes-Barre’s Parsons Park, located in the 1100 block of Scott Street has seen better days. The Independent Gazette received a report from a concerned citizen familiar with the recreation spot of the following conditions:
● Trash and recyclables strewn throughout
● Overflowing trash cans and insufficient numbers of receptacles
● Damaged Little League field fencing
● Severely cracked basketball...
Never Lose Sight of Your Dreams
By Kristy Bellezza
I would like to tell you a wonderful story that I hope will inspire you to follow your dreams. I have a friend who has four kids ranging in age from 10 years to 16 years. Her life has revolved around her kids, husband, housework, and her job for many years. Recently, she...
You Only Get One
By Kristy Bellezza
All families have their quarrels, but knowing how to forgive and forget is a keystone; when it comes to keeping families together there are no problems or arguments that can’t be resolved if everyone simply stops all the arguing, fighting and ignoring of each other and sits down calmly to talk about the...
Fractional Insanity Banking
If fractional reserve banking sounds shady, that’s because it is. But this is how almost all banking systems in all countries work, including our own. Banks are legally permitted to create money out of thin air and lend it out as if it were “real.”
Green Party Joins Other Citizen Groups in Opposing Privatization of Wilkes-Barre’s Parking Resources.
The Luzerne County Green Party is now on record as opposing Mayor Leighton’s plan to sell city parking resources—and hence, revenues—that are needed to assure long-term management of the city.