Correction: The Cultural Council of Luzerne County is a private nonprofit organization, not an organ of Luzerne County government as earlier reported in this space. According to the council's form 990s at guidestar.org, the council gets precious little money from the county. Mike Burnside, editor of Wilkes University's book-publishing operation and an occasional Times Leader op-ed columnist, is the county's new Cultural Council executive director. The press release issued by Wilkes does not say how much Burnside will be paid to "run museum trips and guided kayak tours for artists to facilitate en plein air creations."
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