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Schuylkill County Historical Society Video Seeks Donations

POTTSVILLE — The Schuylkill County Historical Society is celebrating its 115th year and wants to do some expanding for its anniversary, so it made a video to try to bring in donations. You may have seen the video on social media.  It’s an appeal from the Schuylkill County Historical Society in Pottsville asking for donations. “We thought it would be nice to show our members and the general public a bit of who we are and what we do,” said […]

Holiday Party Food Safety

Preventing holiday buffet horrors! Whether you’re going to a party or hosting one, the last thing you want this season is to let bad food spoil someone’s merry good time. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey teamed up with experts Monday to take a closer look at food safety around the holidays. Penn State Extension 4-H Educator Sandi Graham and Registered Dietitian/Author Julia Grocki offered several tips to help while hosting a party as well as which foods keep longer at room […]

Playing It Safe over the Holidays: Preventing Identity Theft

Banks around the country and in our area report that identity theft is on the rise over the holidays because more people are traveling and using their credit and debit cards in a lot more places than usual. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey tackled this topic with help from the professionals at Fidelity Bank in the Scranton area. Area bankers warn holiday shoppers to be on the lookout for “skimmers.” They’re people who steal your credit card information by connecting a device to […]

Free Event to Empower Women to Hit Scranton This Weekend

An event that’s been in the United Kingdom, Germany and other parts of the U.S. will soon hit Scranton. It’s considered “girl power on steroids.” Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey highlighted the free program called “The Ceremony” on Thursday. The free event takes place this Sunday, December 3, at 11 a.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. It’s located at 420 North Washington Avenue in the Electric City. Psychologist and event organizer Dr. Lauren Hazzouri says, “the goal of ‘The Ceremony’ is […]

Ready, Set, Spend: Inside Look at Black Friday

It’s considered one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Black Friday is upon us. It’s the time retailers get out of the red a.k.a. debt, and into the black, also known as their profit margins. Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey hit stores early in the Wilkes-Barre to check out the Black Friday landscape. Although Black Friday is a busy shopping day, many in our area believe the whole event has been diluted over the years since most retailers roll […]

Black Friday Game Plan: Shopping Tips from a Bargain Mom

If you’re among the many in our area planning to shop on Thanksgiving or Black Friday, Newswatch 16 has some inside tips from bargain mom Jenna Urban to help you bag bargains. Jenna joined Newswatch16’s Ryan Leckey Thanksgiving morning to offer some “news you can use” ideas to help you maximize your time and money while you’re out and about. If you’re planning to shop at our area’s brick and mortar stores, Jenna suggests downloading the free smartphone app “Flipp.” Essentially, […]

High-Tech Toys for the Holidays: What’s Really Selling This Season

The holiday shopping season is almost in full swing. Often times, those perfect presents surround technology. To find out what’s really expected to be big this year, Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey visited Best Buy along Viewmont Drive in Scranton Wednesday morning to find out. Tech gurus say the hot gadgets this year include: the Google Home Mini, the Amazon Echo Show, and Arlo security cameras. Gaming devices including the X Box One X and Nintendo Switch are also expected to […]

Toy Drive Collecting Donations in Wayne, Pike Counties

SALEM TOWNSHIP — It’s the first year without a Toys For Tots program in part of the Poconos, but a new group has jumped in to help give needy kids a merry Christmas. Little more than a month until Santa does his thing and already Jim Zumpone is doing his part to make the holiday season a bit brighter for kids in need. Zumpone was dropping off donation boxes for the new holiday toy drive at Evergreen Elementary School near […]

Benefit for Scranton Police Officer Battling Cancer

SCRANTON — A community came together in Scranton to support a police officer battling cancer. Scranton Police Officer Chris Hallock was diagnosed with leukemia last month. Hallock and his wife have a newborn son. A benefit was held in Scranton Saturday night. People we talked to say they weren’t going to let Hallock and his family take on their fight alone. “It’s just important to help a brother in blue and to just be behind him. Our motto is not […]

Touch of Home for Troops

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP — People in Monroe County got into the giving spirit, sending men and women serving in the Armed Forces a little “touch of home.” Volunteers with Operation: Touch of Home boxed up care packages for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan on Saturday. They say their fall drive at American Legion Post 927 near Brodheadsville is the biggest of the year. The care packages give troops some bare necessities that overseas are considered luxuries. “It’s incredible when we […]