Grand Opening: Valley Car Wash!

Starting on Monday, August 4th, Valley Mart in Wilkes-Barre will truly have it all... Village Hub is happy to introduce the exciting news of their latest edition: Valley Car Wash!

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Summertime Car Care Checklist from Forty Fort Lube

We’ve tucked away our winter coats and replaced them with flip flops and swimsuits, but have we made sure our cars are ready for Summer? Just as we prepare for winter weather with snow tires and ice scrapers, we should show special attention to our cars for warm weather. Keep your car in good shape this season with this set of helpful tips from the Car Care Council.

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Sunglasses: More than a Fashion Statement


Sunglasses have become an essential accessory to many Americans- and O’Donnell Eye Care couldn’t be happier! This is one fashion statement that is actually crucial to the long-term health of your eyes. We all know the damage sun can have on our skin, and that’s why we lather on the sunblock before spending time under the hot summer sun. If our delicate skin can be damaged by UV rays, it only makes sense that our delicate eyes can damaged by those threatening UV rays, too.

Spending a lot of time in the sun unprotected, wearing no sunglasses or the wrong kind of sunglasses, can put your eyes at risk for serious health issues, including photokeratitis, cataracts, macular degeneration, and pterygium- all incredibly uncomfortable conditions.You should be aware of a few things before you buy sunglasses, the most important is that a good sale or style is not all you should look for in a pair. It’s very important that you read the labels before you buy to make sure the sunglasses block close to 100% of UV-A and UV-B rays.

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Summer Activities to Get You Flyin'

Summer expectations are always full of adventures, but when the long awaited season finally arrives, you and your family can get stuck in a humdrum routine. Thankfully, our area is full of exciting, family-oriented activities. The Wyoming Valley is often grossly underestimated in terms of “things to do.” The Village Hub has a few suggestions for some of the area’s best establishments for unique and interesting activities for the whole gang.

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Get Creative

Set aside some time this summer to learn something new and creative with Leigh Pawling. Leigh Pawling is a local artist whose work can be seen throughout the area- exterior murals in Wilkes-Barre, interior murals at Geisinger Hospital, as well as her studio in Kingston. While Leigh has travelled to Italy, Moldova, and New York City for her art, her local roots remain.

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Check Off Your Summer To-Do List

Have you set any goals for yourself this summer? Read that stack of books? Clean out the garage? When the warm summer weather begins to slip away, we often look back and realize we haven’t accomplished many of those goals.

While it may be nice to lay poolside all summer long, it’s important to have a sense of purpose. There’s no time like the present, so set some improvement goals for yourself this summer. Get outside and spruce up the yard, tend to the garden, fix up the deck like you’ve been meaning to do. There’s nothing more satisfying than a sense of accomplishment when enjoying the fruits of your labor.

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Celebrate The Ocean This Summer


“Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.”
-Michelle Held

Celebrate the ocean this Summer- even during the times you cannot be there. Surround yourself with ocean scents, sights and symbols to give your home a touch of the warmth of the beach. Let your senses take you to the ocean with the aroma of salt water and a mix of tangy orange mist from the fragrance Beach Walk™ by Yankee Candle®, available at The Heritage Shop. 


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Bringing the Outside In

Streams are flowing, birds are singing, trees are green and plentiful, flowers are in full bloom- nature becomes overwhelmed with life and activity during the summer months. A popular trend in home decor is using the most basic elements of nature to accessorize your house.

Having a wreath placed on the mantle in your living room or hanging on the inside of your front door is the perfect way to bring inside the wonders of summer. Adorn Wreaths creates natural twig wreaths using a mixture of elements from the Pennsylvania countryside, dried and faux floral materials, and lifelike woodland creatures. 

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