PITTSTON TWP. — Abington area resident and Abington Journal contributing columnist Adriane Heine will host WVIA Public Media’s new one-hour monthly magazine style television program, “Stay Tuned,” showcasing stories from throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Central Susquehanna Valley. The show will premiere at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 on WVIA-TV.
In each episode, Heine will introduce stories that focus on important issues to the region, not only presenting the problems facing communities but also the solutions which are making positive change. “Stay Tuned” will showcase stories about individuals and organizations that are making a difference in the areas of economics, workforce readiness, health and wellness, lifelong learning, quality of life, and veterans’ affairs.
The premiere episode of “Stay Tuned” features stories on SHINE (Students and Homes in Education), an after school program in Luzerne County that engages students and their families by focusing on fun STEAM centered learning; A Veteran’s Mission, where Retired Army Staff Sergeant, Earl Granville, shares his personal account of overcoming tragedy and the difficult realities of coming home to Lackawanna County after war; East Stroudsburg University efforts to find new and exciting ways to make life better for their community partners and neighbors and how entrepreneurs and aspiring business professionals take advantage of the university’s Innovation Center in Monroe County and a Stay Tuned Salute, honoring World War II veteran Joe Pagnani.
Heine is a 1990 graduate of Lehigh University. She is an adoption specialist for Friendship House in Scranton, working to connect children in foster care with adoptive families.
She is also a contributing columnist for the Abington Journal, writing a monthly column titled “Parenting, Abington Style.” Her columns have garnered three Keystone Press Awards presented by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.
She is on the board of trustees of the Waverly Community House, serving as the Chair of Children’s Programming. She and her husband, Doug, own a local real estate investment and management company and are raising three daughters in the Abingtons.
Encore presentations of the premiere episode of “Stay Tuned” can be seen at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23; 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25; 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29; 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30; 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1; 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5; 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12; 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15 on WVIA-TV.