Greetings from Francis Slocum, the site of my Big Bro' event Saturday.
Meet Jacob, the newest little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Jacob is one cool (and energetic) kid!
Paddle boats + kickball + playground + ice cream = a fun day out.
Jacob is one of many kids in the Big Brother/Big Sister program waiting on a match. Can you spare a few hours a month? Think you have what it takes to put a smile on a young kid's face? Volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister today.
CLICK HERE for info.
The end of an awesome day: making ice cream faces at Hillside Dairy.
I went through all the calls & texts from this morning's show and created a top 10 list of your favorite jingles exclusive to NEPA. Great stuff!
Did we miss any? Add it to the comment section.
NEPA'S FAVORITE JINGLES
1--Van Scoy Diamond Mine
3--Wyoming Valley Motors
9--My Brother's Place
10--Mt. Airy Lodge
I'm a lucky girl,
hoo-ray, oh boy!
Look at my diamond,
it came from Van Scoy.
My boyfriend bought it,
saved lots of money too.
Van Scoy's the diamond king,
yes, he's the man for you!
Here's the VIRAL VIDEOS we talked about on today's show--
BRITISH DJ HAS A FEW BEFORE LAST SHOW..THEN THE FUN BEGINS!
WOMAN GETS KICKED OFF PLANE FOR SINGING WHITNEY HOUSTON
It's your chance to be a contestant on NBC's THE BIGGEST LOSER.
If you have AT LEAST 80 lbs. to lose, you can be on the new season. Casting directors are looking for charismatic individuals who have the desire to change their lives forever and vie for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose weight and compete for the grand prize of $250,000!!!
If you are at least 18 yrs. old and want to change your life, click these links--
Then show up for the casting call THIS SATURDAY, May 11 in Philadelphia.
Where: The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St, Philadelphia
(Entrance for the casting call is at Market Street Courtyard by Au Bon Pain)
When: Saturday May 11 10a-6p
People will not be allowed to line up prior to 3 hours before the start of the open casting call.
Candidates should bring a non-returnable photo of themselves.
Listen tomorrow morning (Friday) at 7:20 for your chance to score a JUMP THE LINE pass for Saturday's Season 15 auditions.
(Chef Michael Langdon, 279 GM Jim Guasto, Sue & I)
Wow! What a night. Sue and I were among the small group of people Monday night that dined on some amazing dishes from Hell's Kitchen chef Michael Langdon at the new 287 Bar & Grill in Plains.
First course: Steak Tartar.
I normally stay away from red meat, but this dish was outstanding.
2nd Course: Sea Bass.
We could've taken a bath in this. Un-bee-leev-a-bull!!!
Chef Michael describing the next course.
Dessert: Some kinda funky banana thing with that crazy powdery chocolate molecular masterpiece that Chef made us in studio. You need to ask Chef Michael about this over-the-top dessert.
Rumor has it, 279 Bar & Grill on River St in Plains will be doing more of these chef inspired dinners. Don't miss out.
279 Bar & Grill
279 S. River St, Plains
If you listen to KRZ, you know by now that I am a BIG FAN of BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of the Bridge. I've been a volunteer in the program for the past few years.
Here's an EASY way you can help make a difference in a kid's life right here in NEPA.
Why don't you WALK FOR KID'S SAKE?
When: Saturday, May 11
Where: Martz Pavilion, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre
How: Onsite registration begins at 1:30pm
To register in advance call 824.8756, ext398 or go to www.walkforkidssake.com.
Your $20 donation will really make an impact on a young kid's life right here in NEPA.
I am proud to support BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.
Why don't you join me?
You couldn't ask for a more picture perfect day for yesterday's TOUR DE SCRANTON bike ride. And what a great turnout.
My bib was #462, so we had at least that many riders. All of us were riding on behalf of the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug and Treatment Fund.
My buds at Cedar Bike & Paddle were one of the major sponsors of the event. And how cool is this? They were cooking omelettes at the start of the ride!!!
"Ride Globally, Shop Locally!"
I actually got WNEP's Joe Snedeker to sit still long enough so we could snap this pic!
And a BIG TIME THANK YOU to the rider organizers. What a well run benefit.
We did 31.9 miles through Scranton, Dunmore, Throop, Olyphant, Peckville, Archbald, Jermyn & Carbondale.
I'll definitely be back next year.
Good luck not tearing up while watching this video!
Should 2 Shoulder, a Virginia based Service Owned Small Business produced "We Stand with You" with the Wounded Warrior Community.
Their message: HOPE!
They urge that you make a donation to One Fund Boston. www.onefundboston.org
Lisa called the show this morning asking for help picking out a wedding song. She’ll be walking down the aisle in a few months but doesn’t want to use the traditional wedding march.
We got some GREAT ideas from you guys.
What was YOUR wedding song? How did the crowd react?
Add to the list. Lisa will be checking my Blog for more ideas.
I had “Trumpeter's Voluntary” and was able to get trumpeters & violinists thru Singers Guild that were associated with King’s College.
“Grow Old with You” from the Wedding Singer.
We walked into the reception to Hulk Hogan’s original theme.
My husband and I got married at Disney world and we have 2 children that love Indiana Jones so we walked down the aisle to the theme song of Indiana Jones.
My daughter had the regular bridal march on the way down the aisle but on the way up the aisle my son in law had “Highway to Hell” played. We thought it was funny, but I don’t think the minister did!
Tom Petty “Here Comes My Girl.”
I tried to get my wife to walk down to the theme song from Jaws but she wouldn’t do it.
We played the instrumental to “Make You Feel My Love.” But we also played the instrumental to Metallica's “Nothing Else Matters.”
"Here and Now" Luther Vandross as I walked down the aisle. "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" when we were pronounced husband and wife!
The Penn State fight song with the Nittany Lion walking us in.
I walked down to a portion of the Romanian national anthem. I was born in Romania so it was very special.
“Highway to Hell.” Oh that's what should have been playing, it was really “Pachelbel Cannon.”
I walked down to “Think of Me” from Phantom of the Opera...just the instrumental.
“Cannon in D”
Yeah, I got schooled in pool this weekend...by a 4th Grader!
Meet Isaac, this month's little in the Big Brother/Big Sister program. Isaac goes to Kistler Elementary in Wilkes-Barre and is a whiz in science and math. And he's a darn good pool player too!
We spent Saturday at Rich's Golf & Fun Center in Wyoming playing mini-golf, pool, hoops, & of course video games.
Isaac is one the many awesome kids in the Big Brother/Big Sister program waiting on a match. If you can give up a few extra hours every month, you can really make a difference in a young kid's life.
Why not volunteer today to be a Big Brother or Big Sister?
CLICK HERE for more info.