Yesterday I heard from my buddy Brian Coe at the WBS Penguins. He wants to give Pens fans a chance to help give back to the community.
Here's how it works:
Want tickets for the Friday November 29th game at the Arena? Call the Pens at 570-970-3607 and mention 98.5 KRZ, Rocky & Lissa, Thanks 4 Giving or the Soup Kitchen. $4 from every ticket purchased will go directly to help feeding the hungry at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre.
It's an easy way to help during this holiday season.
Again, call 570-970-3607 and ask for the Soup Kitchen deal.
Or, CLICK HERE to order your tickets online from The Penguins.
I wanted to send out a quick reminder to all our KITCHEN CREW volunteers. Next Tuesday, November 26 is the day. We'll provide aprons & gloves. Please bring any kitchen utensil you might have to do the slicing & dicing. And don't forget to set your alarm!!!
If you missed the deadline to volunteer, here's how you can still help:
This year the ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOUP KITCHEN in Wilkes-Barre will be serving Thanksgiving to over 250. And nearly 1000 meals will be delivered to the homebound.
We would LOVE to have you stop by while we broadcast live next Tuesday 5:30-10a with a non-perishable food or cash donation. Pies are also needed for the Thanksgiving meal.
And if you'd like to volunteer Thanksgiving day to deliver meals, call the kitchen at 570.829.7796.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!
St. Vincent de Paul Kitchen
39 East Jackson Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Phone – (570) 829-7796
Check out the winner's of our SANTA'S LITTLE HELPER contest at the Mall at Steamtown Friday night! These 3 lucky kids get to help Santa in the Downtown Scranton Santa Parade this Saturday, November 23rd.
All was going well until I decided to get into the picture.
The Mall at Steamtown was all ready for Santa's arrival. This year's tree looks amazing!!! And we had an awesome crowd too!
Volunteers are also needed for the day of the parade. You can actually walk with one of the giant balloons in the parade. Contact the parade committee at 570.483.8757 or email them at email@example.com.
Oh yeah. Since I am the Grand Marshall in the parade this year, I've got special access to the Jolly Fatman. Let me know if you want me to put in a good word for you. Fishboy is still working Santa for a Red Ryder BB gun.
This morning my Twitter feed (@AmandaOnAir) BLEW UP with tweets about the cover of the new Entertainment Weekly. For months we've been speculating who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie and many fans of the book were disappointed with the annoucement of the actors who were cast. I just kept saying ... "let's wait and see what they look like together and on camera." I feel like we have to have SOME faith in the casting directors because a lot of riding on this film after the success of the books.
Ok, so "let's wait and see" has finally COME. A little bit. Today we get to see them in print, which is a fun first step. Follow this link to see the first look at Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in character as the S&M couple Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.
First time in my life forgot to shut my phone off during church on Sunday! MORTIFIED!! My "Super Freak" Rick James ringtone went off during the sermon ...Coincidentally the lesson was about a bible chick who married seven dudes. A very kinky girl. The kind you don't take home to mother...
We sang the Star Spangled Banner before the service in honor of Veterans Day. Teared up thinking of my Grandpa, my favorite WW2 vet. Miss him so much!!! (He's back in Michigan, not gone for good. Didn't mean to make that sound morbid). Did you see on the news yesterday where President Obama visited that 107 yr old WW2 veteran? VERY cool. Things only got a little awkward when he made the guy purchase maternity healthcare coverage.
This just in... no longer snowing in Scranton. I'm gonna make a grass angel. Cuz my Grandpa fought for my right to flail on the lawn. God Bless the USA!
Never in my life have I felt more like an athlete. And never in my life have I had more than a hundred people yell "Run Forrest" as I pass them on the street.... Haaa. The NYC marathon was an unbelievable experience! Next to skydiving, the biggest rush of my life! Our Ryan's Run 4 team raised over $296,000 (not a typo) for Allied Health Services to help kids and adults with disabilities. I couldn't be more proud. Only got a few pics. But wanted to share....
the start line
crossing the finish line... (sorry I know it's crappy quality - screen capture)
my MEDAL!!! ............(yes, every runner gets one... but still)
Our FUNDRAISING totals! Go Northeast PA!!!!! Your donations made this possible - THANK YOU so very much! xo
Tuesday morning we went on the air soliciting for volunteers to help do the prep work at the St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen in Wilkes-Barre for Thanksgiving. And now 2 days later, we're already at 60+ volunteers.
This is the fastest EVER we filled up our spots at the kitchen.
If you still want to help, here's what you can do:
Lissa & I will be doing the entire show from the Soup Kitchen, Tuesday morning, November 26 starting at 5:30. The kitchen can ALWAYS use non-perishable food donations OR monetary donations. Why not stop by with a few canned goods or some cash while we're there? We'd love to meet each and every one of you!
Volunteers are also needed to help serve meals on Thanksgiving to the homebound. For some, it's the only human contact they'll get on that day. Contact the kitchen for details.
And thanks so much for your help!!!
St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen
39 East Jackson St, Wilkes-Barre
Wow! No shortage of reaction to this morning's MY SCARY EX topic. You break off a relationship...are you prepared for what may happen next?
Here's a few listener comments. Feel free to add to the list.
Two years ago I broke up with my boyfriend. We were going out for about 2 years and that day that I broke up with him he went out and got a tattoo of my name on his wrist.
My one ex came to my house at like 4am, and blew up a whole bunch of balloons and wrote something he liked about me on every one of them and put them in my car. My other ex would drop things off at my house that reminded him of me. Like my favorite candy. Ninja turtles, etc.
My x put an ad with my phone number in the newspaper saying I was selling chickens so my phone wouldn't stop ringing for 2 weeks.
My ex was super creepy. He would stand over me while I was sleeping and just watch me. The worst was one night he actually checked my pulse to see if I was sleeping
My ex used to break into my apartment almost every night for a month and would just sit there and cry for hours when i came home
I broke up with my bf on Friday. Yesterday he sent over 115 messages pleading for a fourth chance! No way in Hell!!!!
Hours after I broke up with him, I found a bag at my front door with every item I had either given to him or something that may have reminded him of me inside the bag. He must have went through his house immediately after me hanging up the phone, packed everything up and immediately left for the almost 3 hour drive!
My scary ex broke into my house and planted condoms in my dryer so my wife would try to leave me.