Banking Services Offered

The one bank in Luzerne is Luzerne Bank (118 Main Street) established in Jan. 1, 1907. Bank assets (2011) slightly over $300, Deposits (2011) $263 mil. Specialization: Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 offices. Holding Company: Luzerne National Bank Corporation

Luzerne Bank  offers the standard services you would would expect from banks, so business loans, home loans, personal and online banking. They also offer trust services. Read about it here.

Trust Officers will assist you by providing individually tailored plans to guarantee peace of mind and financial well-being for you and your family.

Custody Accounts: Our Bank’s custody services are providing safekeeping of all assets, income collection, record keeping, and distribution while they, at the same time, allow you to retain full control over your investment decision making. Continue reading “Banking Services Offered”

Doing Business in Luzerne County

All across Luzerne County, business is booming. Throughout the county, we can see companies are emerging rapidly, which is offering great options and opportunities for both residents and visitors. If you want to start a business, Luzerne County is among the best places to do so. You will find no obstacles whatsoever if you want to protect or grow your business in region of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Regardless whether you want to start up a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit organization, the area of Luzerne County is the right place for all your plans.

If you want to start a new business, you will have a daunting task. You will have a lot of planning to do, and before you have answers to all of your questions and have cut through all red tape, you are sure to be glad there is some extra help available. Luzerne County is offering you all the help you want and then some. Continue reading “Doing Business in Luzerne County”

Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Luzerne County

here are a few suggestions for making an enjoyable day in Luzerne County

Hickory Run State Park

Hickory Run is a great Pennsylvania State Park that offers many camping options. The park provides a lot of camping space for tents, cabins, and RV’s. It has several hiking trails and a nice swimming area that includes bathrooms, changing rooms, and a snack shop. You should also check out the park’s Boulder Field when you visit this very family-friendly place to escape your usual business life and enjoy this awesome outdoor area.

After a short walk, you can discover the wonderful Hawk Falls, and if you take some time to go a little further down the beautiful trail, you can discover a wonderful secluded river passing. Maybe not the most feasible place for children to get into the water, but adults have a great chance to enjoy refreshingly cold water on a hot summer’s day. Continue reading “Enjoy Outdoor Activities in Luzerne County”

What You should know about wonderful Luzerne, Pennsylvania

The borough of Luzerne is located about 5 miles north of Wilkes-Barre in the US state of Pennsylvania. It has a population of just under 3,000. Just like the county that bears the same name, Luzerne was named for a Frenchman named ‘Chevalier de la Luzerne.’ At the beginning of the 20th century, Luzerne had an iron foundry, a silk mill, a canning plant, a drill factory, a flour and feed mill, and a coal mine, and in the early 1940’s, more than 7,00 people were living in Luzerne.
Luzerne (average resident age 41) is not as family-centered as surrounding Luzerne county. Just over 20 percent of the town’s households are consisting of families that include children, while the average across the county for that demographic is almost 27 percent. In Luzerne, the median income per household is just over $29K, while for the surrounding county that number is almost $44K, and the median household income across the nation is slightly over $53K.

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It’s out there, the beauty

Without a doubt, one of the hardest times of my life was when my mother was dying in the hospital. Knowing her time was limited and having all these things I wanted to say to her but couldn’t, because she simply could not comprehend, was agonizing. It drained me; in the evenings, after a day at her bedside, I would walk back to the apartment Dave and I shared, ironically a stone’s throw from the hospital, to sit on the couch and just stare.

It was very important to me that my mother not see how hard I was struggling; I wanted her to look at me and see the same young woman she had always seen. Even though most of the time I wanted to show up at the hospital unshowered and in my pajamas, I made sure I looked nice. I did my hair, put on makeup, picked out a decent outfit and I always accessorized. My mum and I shared a love of jewelry, you see, and so I wore pieces I thought she would like. When she looked at me, I didn’t want her to see how terrified I was, that I was drowning in fear and sadness. I wanted her to see her daughter. I wanted her to remember me the way she always had. Continue reading “It’s out there, the beauty”

Bad day

I am having a really bad day. I’m struggling to keep it all together. My thoughts are jumbled, my nose is stuffed and my eyes are puffy. There is too much noise in my brain. Today I am completely overwhelmed by Oliver. When he has good days, they’re good, and he’s a great kid; so much fun to be around. He’s funny and snuggly and surprisingly sensitive to others. But when he has bad days, they’re bad, where he’s rough and difficult and aggressive. And today’s been…well, bad.

He’s so different from Julia. I thought I knew what to expect and then he came along and blew all that out of the water. I thought I was prepared for life with two kids. Fuck, I thought I wanted three kids, but I’m not so sure about that now. I have days where I feel like I have this whole ‘stay-at-home-mother of two kids two years apart’ thing locked down and then I have days like today where I don’t know what the hell I’m doing, or what the hell to do. Continue reading “Bad day”

Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky

If any of you are planning on selling your house or are in the process of selling your house, get yourselves a statue of St. Joseph the Worker, pronto.

Twenty-four hours after we said the prayer and put the statue on our mantle, we got an offer. A good offer. It’s just the offer we’d been hoping for, and if all goes well over the next few days, our house will be officially sold next week. BOOYA!

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