LIVING HISTORY & CIVIL WAR WEEKEND-Eckley Mines’ Village will hold its annual Living History & Civil War Weekend on August 17th and 18th from 10 am to 5 pm. Discover Patch Town life during the 1860s. Experience the sights and sounds of America’s Civil War. Stroll through the military encampments and meet Yankee and Rebel soldiers. See battles, skirmishes and firing and cavalry demonstrations. Enjoy live musical performances by Kent Courtney, Dave Matsinko and Helen Torok. Visit the civil war sutlers stores for great items. For further information, call 570-636-2070 or visit www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.comor see us on Facebook.
Photo by Kara Koretz Smith
MAGNOLIA GIRLS CREATE COMMERICALS-Teen girls from the Magnolia Project recently participated in a workshop sponsored by Koretz Communications of Mountaintop. Shown, front from left, are Andrea Koretz, Koretz Communications; Melissa Langan, Angeline Abraham, and Shannon Dgne, Magnolia Project staff. Back: Nandi Harrington, Madison Blejwas, Leslie Huertero, Nikole Harrington, and Daisy Labatch, Magnolias.
Teen girls at the Magnolia Project in Wilkes-Barre became advertising executives for the day when they recently participated in a creative workshop sponsored by Koretz Communications.
Koretz Communications is a Mountain Top-based company dedicated to helping girls develop and strengthen their belief in themselves by utilizing creative communication workshops. Services available include writing, acting, and communication skills training for teenaged girls and organizations.
Andrea Koretz and Kara Koretz Smith facilitated a communications program for the girls of the Magnolia Project in which the teenagers wrote, edited, rehearsed and performed in their own television commercials. The workshop also included constructive feedback from the participants and a general discussion on effective communication.
“The commercial workshop is one of the most effective and exciting ways that teens can learn what it takes to work both behind and in front of the camera,” said Koretz. “The session allows each girl’s creativity and imagination to soar!”