The LuLac Edition #1515, March 21st, 2011
BLOG FEST 2011/SPRING
Yes folks we are going to keep on doing this until we get it right. BlogFest 2011 is going to be happening on Friday April 29th at Rooney’s Pub in downtown Pittston. The event starts at 6PM. This is an opportunity for our readers, posters, friends, enemies, colleagues, detractors, groupies and pals to come out and talk pop culture, politics or whatever trips your trigger. Candidates running for the various and sundry offices in LuLac land (Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties) and beyond are welcome. We have 16 Judicial candidates running, 49 Luzerne County Council candidates going for it as well as various city municipalities and school boards. I have the pleasure of co hosting it with Pittston Politics.com Joe Valenti this year. So mark it on the calendar and drop on buy. Here’s Valenti’s story that tells you the history and ground rules of the event.
Blogfest set for April 29
By: Joe Valenti
Mark your calenders.
Area bloggers will be holding another blog fest Friday, April 29, 2010. This will be your chance to meet the face behind the keyboard. It will held again be at Rooney’s Irish Pub on Main Street in Pittston starting at 6:00PM. Stay as long as you’d like. Last time around Gort helped organize the shindig. Gort, however, has experienced a long case of writer’s block and hung up his keyboard.
Dave Yonki, of the LuLac Political Newsletter has offered to step up to the plate and lend a helping hand. Our past two events were well attended. Last spring we had probably over 150 come through the door and that was an off year election. This year we expect an even larger turnout considering the excitement with this year’s primary.
Gort always laid down the ground rules:
Admission is free, no speeches, you must buy your own drinks and you must wear clothes.
Charlotte Raup had quite an event Sunday afternoon. The Wilkes Barre Crime Watch Coordinator had an afternoon event on the steps of Wilkes Barre City Hall. She hopes to climb those and break the Mayoral glass ceiling in the city of Wilkes Barre. From the looks of the event, she had a nice turnout. What caught my attention was her pledge to cut her own salary by 20% if elected. I’m telling you that is going to resonate with voters. Conceding that Mayor Leighton rebuilt the downtown, she said it took too long and cost city residents too much money. She indicated city residents are more concerned about the basics like fire and police protection and great involvement in the city neighborhoods.
The Wilkes Barre 6th District GOP is having their Spring Fling next Sunday down at headquarters at 41 South Main street in Wilkes Barre. The event costs ten bucks and these guys (yes Republicans) know how to have a good time. 4 to 6PM Next Sunday.