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Old 05-17-2010, 05:32 PM
 
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Hi,


My husband and I are heading out to Wilkes-Barre for a concert while we are staying in NY and wondering if there is much to do there?
We are looking at coming to spend the day of the concert is on but wanted to be prepared. Can anyone advise?

Thanks so much.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:20 PM
 
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Hi:

Wilkes-Barre is worth more than a look. Just two weeks ago my DW and I went to a vintage car show in the Public Square and just tonight there was an Art Show in the Square. There are very nice older homes in Wilkes-Barre and can be had for a Song and a Dance. I must tell you there are some parts of Wilkes-Barre, you have to be careful about as well as staying away from South Wilkes-Barre, but even there, there a some exceptions, such as Barney Farms where the Mayor lives. My advice to you is to spend a week there or at least weekend. I know you will fall in love with it.
Check it out!!! Gnomey
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Old 05-20-2010, 11:17 PM
 
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Thanks Gnomey
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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The Weekender, Northeast PA
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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What about Flood??? I've heard some horror stories about this city having some serious flooding issues.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:33 AM
 
Location: wilkes-barre
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What about Flood??? I've heard some horror stories about this city having some serious flooding issues.
We had a major flood in 1972 that wiped out downtown and much of south W-B. Since then they have rebuilt the dyke, it is much higher now. We haven't had a major flood since then, and only certain parts of town are in the flood zone, not the entire city.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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What about Flood??? I've heard some horror stories about this city having some serious flooding issues.
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We had a major flood in 1972 that wiped out downtown and much of south W-B. Since then they have rebuilt the dyke, it is much higher now. We haven't had a major flood since then, and only certain parts of town are in the flood zone, not the entire city.
In more recent years the only part of the city that has flooded, to my knowledge, is a small section of South Wilkes-Barre near to Solomon's Creek. In 2006 there was a huge scare with the river that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people, but thankfully the Susquehanna crested far below what the dire forecast originally predicted. If anything Kingston and Forty Fort, across the river from Wilkes-Barre, would flood first, since they sit a few feet lower in elevation. A flood would be the last of my concerns about living in Wilkes-Barre.
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Old 05-26-2010, 03:14 PM
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Location: The New England part of Ohio
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As far as a small affordable semi-East Coast city goes, Wilkes Barre ROCKS!
And will rock more in the future.
This city is going nowhere but up.
Get in while the getting is good!
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