This purpose of this blog is to put together a virtual list/collection of memorable (if fleeting) references to the cities of Wilkes-Barre, PA or Scranton, PA in movies/TV/music/Broadway/books (in the script, setting, lyrics, etc).
We'd like to thank everyone for the overwhelming support and suggestions for the Entertainment blog. I'll continue adding these as blog entries as time permits.
Actors Angela Kinsey (left) and Brian Baumgartner (right) with Jenna Fischer (center) in a still from NBC's The Office. Both Kinsey and Baumgartner will be appearing at the Mall at Steamtown this Saturday.
Angela Kinsey (Angela) and Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) will be appearing at the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton on Saturday, May 19th. The Mall at Steamtown is planning a full day of events to celebrate the visit of the Dunder Mifflin employees, including an autograph session in the mall's Center Court from 1 PM to 4 PM, as well as a VIPCelebrity Breakfast from 9 to 11 AM with both Angela and Brian (proceeds benefit the planned Office Convention in Scranton).
You've most likely seen him on TV commercials or in late-night informercials telling you how to get free money. You probably recognize him on sight for his Riddler-like suit covered with question marks and his other wacky antics. Well, his name is Matthew Lesko and he is a native of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Matthew Lesko was born in 1943 and spent his boyhood in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Lesko earned Bachelors Degree at Marquette University, served in the US Navy in Vietnam, and earned his Masters Degree in Computer Science from American University in Washington DC.
After researching government grants for over 25 years, Lesko began to write and publish books about getting free grants and other financial assistance from the US Government.
Several of Matthew Lesko's books - including Free Money to Pay Your Bills, Free Legal Help, and Free $tuff for Seniors - are available to borrow for libraries throughout the Lackawanna County Library System.