• Great Allegheny Passage

    From The Steel Capital To The Nation’s Capital

    A grand dream has become a reality! The Allegheny Trail Alliance, a unique group of trail organizations, has joined together to help make the dream of a motor-free connection between Pittsburgh, PA, and Washington, D.C. come true.

    The Great Allegheny Passage is a combination of a series of trails that form a continuous 200-mile recreational path from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD (and there even is an additional 52-mile branch, the Montour Trail that will take you right to the Pittsburgh International Airport).

    The Allegheny Trail Alliance (the ATA) was formed so that the several separate area trails could be linked together into one whole. Now the entire trail system is completed, you’ll be able to begin your adventure trek at Station Square in downtown Pittsburgh (the official trailhead), and you’ll then travel south on the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and the Steel Valley Trail to McKeesport. Sure, the trail goes way south of Luzerne County, but it gives you a perfect idea of Pennsylvania’s beauty.

  • Luzerne County – A Great Outdoors Destination

    The “Official Best of Pennsylvania” website has, again, listed Luzerne County as Pennsylvania’s best Outdoors Destination. The website’s expert researchers examined state tourism information, CVB resources, numerous travel websites, and several other sources to decide on a region’s or an attraction’s reputation. Luzerne County’s selection will be aired on The Travel Channel and on KYW/CBS3 Philadelphia. Among Luzerne County’s finest outdoors venues are kayaking on the Susquehanna River, Ricketts Glen State Park, the Falls Trail (the best hike in Pennsylvania!), fishing on Francis Slocum Lake and Lake Jean, mountain bike riding at Moon Lake, and the River Common, site of Luzerne’s RiverFest.

    Fall activities

  • Adventure weekend in Luzerne County

    When it gets time for a great weekend of adventure, Luzerne County is a fantastic option. From wines to brews, and from hiking to whitewater, Luzerne County offers the best ingredients to enjoy an action-packed weekend getaway.

    Luzerne County is located some four hours from Washington, D.C., and has also lots of city attractions. However, once you go out of the Wilkes-Barre area, the outdoor excitement that Northeastern Pennsylvania offers will open up a different kind of fun.

    A great time to visit Luzerne County early summer and fall is also a pretty good season to visit the area. Throughout the summer, Luzerne County communities are holding fascinating bazaars and festivals, showcasing the wonderful region’s civic spirit. The region boasts some of the finest outdoor festivals in Pennsylvania.

    Whitewater rafting

  • Luzerne County Intenship Opportunities

    Luzerne County is not only a great place to live, there ara also many professional. Luzerne County is also wonderful to work and pay a visit to. The region has an impressive history, a highly dynamic present, and a wonderfully promising future ahead. Whether you live here or visit the region for the first or the hundredth time, you’ll feel happy here and there are plenty commercial opportunities for businesses and individuals to broaden their horizons.

    Living in Luzerne County is wonderful but so is working here. Many businesses are emerging and developing throughout Luzerne County and they provide excellent career options and opportunities in many sectors. In Luzerne County, you can find a broad variety of available positions, and there are also great Internship Programs. Let’s take a closer at Luzerne County’s Internship Program.

    The Internship Program is providing undergraduate students who take an interest in the public service sector the opportunity to get educated about and contribute to the local government organization while at the same time gaining a great real-world experience.

  • Luzerne County Community College

    It is Luzerne County Community College’ mission to provide excellent education, to achieve student success and goals, and to have a positive impact on Luzerne County and its entire surrounding region in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The school’s main campus is in Nanticoke, 1333 S Prospect Street, PA 18634, Phone: 1-800-377-5222.

    Luzerne County Community College is a public 2-year college that offers certificate, associate degree, and diploma programs. The school was established in 1966 and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools (Commission on Higher Education) in Philadelphia.

    The school’s main campus is located on 167 acres and comes with 15 buildings that include 8 instructional facilities and classrooms, an administration building, a library, a campus center, a conference center, and a security & printing services facility. The school also has education centers in Berwick, Hazleton, Wilkes-Barre, Northumberland, and Kulpmont.

  • 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.

  • Banking Services Offered

    The one bank in Luzerne is Luzerne Bank (118 Main Street) established on 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 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 safe keeping 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.

  • Nothing Makes You Prettier Than Being of Service

    As I am still adjusting to my new life in Pennsylvania, one thing has kept my stable; being of service. I have always been drawn to helping other people. Selfishly enough, I tend to get more out of it than the person I am helping.

    There is a deep-rooted connection and belonging when I get to be there for someone else. Not in a codependent way, but in a manner that I have a useful trait and I get to share it with another person.

    I really believe that getting out of my own head, forgetting about my own problems, help me realize all the good fortune and gifts that I am surrounds by. There is a freedom of letting go of negativity in order to be uplifting for another person.

    And how many times have issues been resolved easily once you stop picking and pulling at them? I know if my life, once I stop looking for a solution, it lands at my feet.

    But how does this make you gorgeous? The glow, darling. There is an underlining glow the flows through people who are really connected to their purpose in life, and it usually consists of aiding another person and make their surroundings better. Haven’t you always heard, “her personality makes her ugly.” The exact opposite is true as well.

  • The Importance of Honoring Your Mother

    Mother’s are very special and very important women. They carry you for nine months, and endure hours of labor in order to give you life. They are there for you throughout your life.

    Mothers give up a lot for their children. Being a parent isn’t as easy as we may think looking at it from a our perspective. Many mothers are single parents.

    Not only do they have to go to work during regular business hours, they have to come home and do what sociologists (life scientists) call the “second shift.” This consists of various household chores. Because single mothers are alone their work load is doubled.

    In spite of all that our mothers do for us, day in and day out, a lot of times all they get in return is disrespect. It has become increasingly common for children to talk back to their parents;  sometimes even hitting them. I am guilty of being disrespectful because I used to talk back to my mother all the time.

    Sometimes I would say really hurtful things to her. This type of behavior is not okay. The fifth commandment in the Bible is to honor your father and your mother. The fact that it is the first commandment with the promise of long life and is said more than once (Exodus 20:12; Ephesians 6:2) should mean something to us. But sadly, to many it doesn’t.