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THE 570’S FREE ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY • THE570.C0M • VOL. 27 NO. 20 • MAY 16-22, 2019



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Photos ......................................2,12 Fab 5.............................................. 4 Nightlife.......................................... 5 Concerts.......................................... 6 Hey, Beautiful ................................. 7 Chef’s Table..................................... 8 Up Close & Personal......................10 Sweet Street..................................11 Screens .........................................13 Cover story ............................ 14-15 Calendar....................16,18-20,26 Empty Bottles................................17 Sounds..........................................19 Cole ..............................................20 Astrology ......................................21 Advice Goddess .............................26 Crossword Puzzle ..........................27

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5 great things to do this week!


‘Sat rda ‘Saturday Night Live with the Oldies’


Enjoy dinner and a night of music at “Saturday Night Live with the Oldies” on Saturday, May 18, at the Club at the Highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Jermyn. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. The dinner dance will include music by the Bill Arnold Band; Billy & the Jets, an Elton John tribute act; Jukebox Memories; and Gino Mercuri, an Elvis tribute artist. Tickets cost $45 for VIP seating, dinner, dancing and the show; $35 for premier seating, dinner and the show; and $15 for general admission (show only) after 7 p.m. For tickets, call 570-499-4904 or 570-881-2236.

Armed Forces Day events

Pay tribute to the nation’s armed forces at events this week in downtown Scranton. On Thursday, May 16, the NEPA Armed Forces Parade Luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., and feature guest speaker Col. Nathan M. Swartz, commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot. Lunch costs $20. For tickets, call the Tobyhanna Army Depot public affairs office at 570-615-7308. Then, on Saturday, May 18, at 9:30 a.m., the Helping Hometown Heroes 5K run and onemile walk begins and ends at Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Registration costs $20 in advance and $25 that day. To register, visit or sign up that day from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Pre-registered runners can pick up their packets Friday, May 17, from 1 to 7 p.m. at Scranton Running Co., 3 W. Olive St. Next, the Armed Forces Day parade steps off at 11 a.m. at Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center, 401 Penn Ave. The parade will travel up Mulberry Street toward North Washington Avenue, where it will turn right, followed by another right onto Lackawanna Avenue before finishing at Mifflin Avenue. For details, visit the Facebook event page.


3 Preakness Stakes Day Catch a screening of the 144th Preakness Stakes Day at the local home of horse racing. Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp., will air the race from Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, on Saturday, May 18, on its jumbo screen and in simulcast. The race is the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown. Live television coverage of the main race runs from 5 to 7:15 p.m. on NBC. Concessions at the casino’s racetrack open at 3 p.m., and free live music, includ-

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ing “A Tribute To Soultown” by Encorz & the Fellas, runs from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Pacer’s Clubhouse opens at 5 p.m., and guests can take advantage of a reservations-only allyou-can-eat dinner buffet (for reservations, call 888-946-4672). Live harness racing at the Mohegan Sun track then follows at 7:30. Advance wagering will take place Friday, May 17; doors open at 11 a.m. For more information, call 570-831-2100 or visit

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New Everhart exhibits

Two new exhibits come to the Everhart Museum’s Maslow Galleries this week. “Paper,” a selection of prints and drawings on paper from the museum’s collection, and “The Good News,” photographs from in and around Scranton by Zak Zavada, open Friday, May 17. They will remain on display at the Everhart, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, through Monday, Sept. 9. An opening reception for “The Good News” will take place Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. Admission costs $50 and includes food, cocktails, and music. Reservations are required. The museum is open Mondays and Fridays from noon to 5 p.m.; Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. Admission costs $7 for adults, $5 for seniors and students, and $3 for children 6 to 12 and is free for children 5 and younger and active military with ID. For more information, call 570-346-7186 or visit

5 ‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up Celebrate the grand finale of “Game of Thrones” at Stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Ahead of the HBO show’s Sunday, May 19, series finale, the venue will hold a “Game of Thrones” pop-up dance party on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 7 p.m., and entertainment starts at 8. The 21-and-older event will include themed food and drinks, a costume contest and trivia. Tickets cost $10, and advanced purchases are recommended. For tickets or more information, visit the Facebook event page. Call 570-343-7100 for details.

Nightlife Thursday, May 16

Bar Pazzo, 129 N. Washington Ave., Scranton: Themed Third Thursday Birthday Bash Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge Avenue, Exeter: Open Mic with Big Al and Billy Edwards Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Strawberry Jam Chacko’s Memory Lane Lounge, 195 N. WilkesBarre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre: Kartune Finnegan’s Irish rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Asialena Grotto Pizza, 36 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville: Bingo Night Grotto Pizza/skybox sports Bar, 337 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Twp.: Know Limit Trivia hEaT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Karaoke ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Music for Models Trio susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Karaoke Night Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: The Wanabees Trio The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Chris Malvizzi Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Kura Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Lab — Comedy Showcase

FrIday, May 17

Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Karaoke Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Lost Dogs: A Tribute to Pearl Jam Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Doug and Sean Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: Mother Nature’s Sons Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: DJ Jamal Knight Case Quattro Winery, 702 North Blakely St., Dunmore: Dashboard Mary The Club at the highlands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald: Bill and Donna Arnold Finnegan’s Irish rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Reach for the Sky hEaT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Inferno Drag Show Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Ninety Six Ghosts Karl hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: A Polka Party at the Hall featuring the Chardon Polka Band The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton: Comedy Night with Peter Revello Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Fuzzy Park Duo Molly O’shea’s at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Chuck Paul r & J’s Wild rover Pub, 1315 Hamlin Highway, Lake Ariel: Marilyn Kennedy river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Go Go Gadjet streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Halfway to Hell (AC/DC tribute) Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Project ’90s and Barstool Monkeys The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Barrel Chested Beer Bellies


Esta Coda will perform Saturday, May 18, at Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton. Wheels Bar & Grill, 5222 Nuangola Road, Mountain Top: 2Rockaholix Windsor Inn, 669 Washington Ave., Jermyn: Snowblind Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Chafin with K.C. Arora and Buddy Harris

saTurday, May 18

ale Mary’s at the Bittenbender, 126 Franklin Ave., Scranton: J.P. Williams Blues Band featuring Ekat Pereyra arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: The Casper Band Backyard ale house, 523 Linden St., Scranton: Tracksuit Panda Bar Louie at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne tribute) Benny Brewing Co., 1429 Sans Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre: Gone Crazy Boulder View Tavern, 123 Lake Harmony Road, Lake Harmony: The Frost Duo Breakers at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Ostrich Hat Finnegan’s Irish rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Militia and Two Minute Warning hog’s hollow saloon, 1459 Route 93, Berwick: DuMM Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Old Charades and Esta Coda Karl hall, 57B N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Machine Arms, Sawce and Hamo

Mendicino’s Pizza, Route 502, Covington Twp.: Paul Martin Mil & Jim’s Parkway Inn, 24 W. Kirmar Ave., Alden: The JOB Molly O’shea’s at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Nick Michels and His Parrot Band Pittston Memorial Library , 47 Broad St., Pittston: Variety Bingo r Place, 482 Hamlin Highway, Hamlin: FullCircle river street Jazz Cafe, 665 N. River St., Plains Twp.: Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: The Ruth’s Chris Jazz Trio skytop Lodge, 1 Skytop Lodge Road, Skytop: Doug Smith Orchestra stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Game of Thrones Pop-Up streamside Bandstand at the Woodlands, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Moodswing susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Coach N’ Commando Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Hostile Authority and Ron Schoonover The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Mace in Dickson Wise Crackers Comedy Club at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Dustin Chafin with K.C. Arora and Buddy Harris

suNday, May 19

arlo’s Tavern, 10340 Route 171, Union Dale: Frair’s Point Band CD release show hEaT Bar & Nightclub, 69-71 N. Main St., WilkesBarre: Not Yo Granny’s Bingo stage West, 301 N. Main Ave., Scranton: Secret Society Duo: The Music of Todd Rundgren susquehanna Brewing Co., 635 S. Main St., Pittston: Cornhole Tournament Thirst T’s Bar & Grill, 120 Lincoln St., Olyphant: Cruisin with Keith The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: Karaoke with DJ Huff

MONday, May 20

Border Bar, 333 Laurel St., Pittston: Whiskey Hill Project Finnegan’s Irish rock Club, 514 Ash St., Scranton: Tom Osborne ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland The V-spot Bar, 906 Providence Road, Scranton: DJ Aptrik

TuEsday, May 21

Irish Wolf Pub, 503 Linden St., Scranton: Jack Swing with Vine Street ruth’s Chris steak house at Mohegan sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Erin McClelland

WEdNEsday, May 22

Bads, 415 Main St., Luzerne: Open mic night Pour Boys Bar, 932 Wyoming Ave., Scranton: Village Idiots

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Live on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, June 4 Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11 Ace Frehley, Saturday, June 29 Tommy Emmanuel, Wednesday, July 17 An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Sunday, July 28 An Evening with Dawes, Tuesday, July 30 The Righteous Brothers, Wednesday, Aug. 14 Billy Gardell, Thursday, Oct. 3 Josh Gates Live: An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters and Tales of Adventure, Friday, Oct. 18 Joe Nardone Presents: “Oh What a Night” of Doo Wop Legends, Saturday, Oct. 26 Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono Tickets: 877-682-4791

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Peter Prince and Moon Boot Lover with Kluster Phunk, Friday, May 17 Muscle Tough and Rob Compa Trio, Saturday, May 18 Dean Ford & the Beautiful Ones — Prince Tribute, Saturday, May 25 Royal Scam, Saturday, June 1 Clarence Spady Band, Friday, June 14 Creamy Station & Dee Maple Band, Saturday, June 15 George Wesley Birthday Bash, Friday, June 21 A Proud Monkey, Friday, Aug. 30 Goodstew featuring Rodney and Jon Godinez, Friday, Oct. 11 Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe Tickets: 570-325-0371

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t u l i f u e a , y e B H WITH GIA MAZUR


Glamour runs in the family

grew up around a lot of strong women. If you read my first column, you know how much my mom influenced my love of beauty, but there were a lot of women along the way who shaped and molded me into who I am. On a day where we celebrate moms and all maternal figures, I wanted to share the secrets about looking and feeling good that I’ve learned from the women role models in my life.

Natural light is the best light My mom, Cathy Mazur, does her makeup in the living room, which is always flooded with natural light. Just like a YouTube beauty guru, she uses a hand mirror while applying and inspects every angle of her face and neck to ensure even coverage. When it’s already dark out, she finds the most well-lit space she can. If you look good in bright light, you will look good anywhere.

Let eye cream work I tend to have puffiness as well as fine lines under my eyes. This is something I got from my mom, but she has a great solution. Before she starts her makeup, she applies a thick layer of eye cream right underneath each eye. She doesn’t pat it in right away but waits until the rest of her face is done. Then, she gently taps it in before applying concealer. This gives the cream (she swears by the cream side of Anew Clinical Eye Lift Pro Dual Eye System) time to absorb to properly hydrate skin and soften lines. Concealer goes on better, too, since the canvas is prepped and plump.

Have a signature scent My maternal grandmother, Catherine Hoban Errico (who I called “Grammie”) religiously used Revlon Jean Naté After Bath Splash, a mix of lem-

on, bergamot, jasmine and spice. Helen Richel Mazur, my paternal grandmother, or “Babci” (Polish for grandmother), favored earthy scents, such as Timeless by Avon with rich opoponax and sweet patchouli, and Avon’s Here’s My Heart, which held aldelhydic and green notes. My mom, on the other hand, always will be into citrus and water fragrances, especially the annual Calvin Klein limited edition summer scents. They taught me that fragrance is personal and your signature scent should evoke memories of you, even after you’re gone.


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Love the process I can trace my love of getting ready back to the hours I spent in my aunt Elaine Mazur Astolfi’s bathroom. My “cioci” (“aunt” in Polish) lined up all of her products on her vanity and applied them methodically, but it was the atmosphere that I remember most. It was a fun and special ritual and could either be the ultimate bonding moment or a relaxing solo activity. To this day, I love to pack a bag and head over to my BFF’s for a glam session before a night out. On the flip side, doing my skin care routine and applying my makeup alone centers me and makes me feel focused and strong. That’s all thanks to Cioci.

Look good, feel better I never met my maternal great-grandmother, Minnie Graf Hoban, but I know she had striking blue eyes, a tiny stature and a feisty personality. She also wore heels every day — right up until her last day at 80. Her hair always was done, her makeup perfect and she always dressed up. Her heels, jewelry and lipstick made her feel her best every day, which led to her being her best. I’ve always gravitated toward beauty, and hearing her stories makes me confident a commitment to glamour runs through my veins.

Gia Mazur is a staff writer for Times-Shamrock Communications. Contact her at, 570-348-9127 or @gmazurTT on Twitter.

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Horr’s Hot Dogs gains fans at concerts, festivals with unique combos BY PATRICE WILDING Staff Writer


mong the numerous food and drink vendors to be found at the Fine Arts Fiesta, only one brings the Octo-Weenie Cheezie Bowl that’s sure to be a hit with kids, plus other artisan wieners that are scrumptious and Instagramworthy. Horr’s Hot Dogs returns for a fifth year to the Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre, and owner Buddy Prusinski, a native of the Downvalley area, said he’s proud to share his culinary creations. “Fine Arts Fiesta is a great festival, from the arts to everything else,” Prusinski said. “It’s a hometown thing for us and the people from the area that come out.” The Fine Arts Fiesta will take over Public Square in the city’s downtown from Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19. Though Prusinski doesn’t have a permanent brick-andmortar establishment, his business was born out of his fortuitous location. Growing up in Moosic, his street often was a de-facto parking zone for concertgoers at Montage Mountain. One day in 2006, Prusinski decided to make the most of the situation by setting up a little hot dog stand. Eventually, he upgraded to a cart and moved into the concert venue as an official vendor. “It just snowballed from there,” Prusinski said. “The concert stuff at Montage was where we really started to come into full-swing.” What began as a simple hot dog venture expanded to a menu that included french fries, hamburgers, and sausage and pe ppers. But Prusinski realized that he had too many different foods he was trying to do well, and by 2012, he scaled back his

offerings to stick with traditional hot dogs, with some specialty varieties added on. The younger generation loves his mac-and-cheese hot dog, making it one of his best-sellers. Others with more expansive palates brave the crazier combinations found at Horr’s. “We’ve had some real funky ones, like the Baconwrapped Peanut Butter,” Prusinski said. “People follow us to every festival we’re at to get that one.” The busy season for Horr’s stretches from attendance at the St. Patrick’s Parade in Scranton in March all the way through the PA Bacon Fest in Easton in November.

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Horr’s Hot Dogs, based out of Moosic, will be among the food vendors found at Fine Arts Fiesta in Wilkes-Barre, which runs from Thurday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19.

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Horr’s Hot Dogs Owner: Buddy Prusinski Established: 2006 Cuisine: fun fair food Hours: Vary by attendance at festivals and events from March to November Online: follow the facebook page or visit horrshotdogs. com to see the schedule or send a request for booking. Prusinski does a good business with bacon, which he serves either covered in chocolate, peanut butter or caramel. It also acts as the star of some of his more adventurous hot dogs, such as his Hula Dog, which tops a bacon-wrapped hot dog with fresh pineapple and fried red onions, and his Breakfast Dog, which pairs a bacon-

wrapped hot dog with scrambled eggs, hashbrowns and cheddar cheese. “We make everything fresh at each (event),” Prusinski noted. “We also have handdipped corn dogs, not frozen, that we do right there.” Horr’s also is home to OldFashioned Corn Fritters, derived from Prusinski’s wife’s grandmother’s recipe.

“It’s really unique to what we have here,” he said. “You don’t find them everywhere.” Prusinski said he loves bringing his mobile food trailer to outdoor, familyfriendly events like the Fine Arts Fiesta because they represent everything he enjoys about his job. “I love the pace, and obviously to be part of fairs and festivals throughout the state with all the people, it’s a great environment to work in every day,” Prusinski said. “People are always happy when they’re at a fair.” Contact the writer:; 570-348-9100 x5369; @pwildingtt on twitter

Fine Arts Fiesta food vendors ✘ Chan’s Concessions Chicken

on a Stick & fried rice ✘ Coco Bongo NY ✘ Dave Norman Concessions ✘ Gyro & Crab ✘ Dino’s Pizza Garlic Knot Sliders ✘ Horr’s Hot Dogs ✘ irem temple Potato Pancakes & Sno Cones ✘ Liberty Concessions Sausage & Cheese Steaks and funnel Cakes ✘ Manning’s ice Cream ✘ Pizza KBC Concessions, Wraps & Stromboli ✘ Sammy’s Caribbean Grill ✘ Sherri’s Crab Cakes ✘ Sweet and Savory ✘ tony thomas fries & Corn



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it can be candy in a glass or anywhere in between. We mix things with coffee, raspberries, blueberries, chipotle pepper — it’s just a huge palette to play with. Same with alcohol content. It can be 5.5% like a beer strength, or our most alcoholic content one right now is 15.5%, but we can push it if we Dan Schreffler owns and operates Space Time Mead & Cider Works, 419 S. Blakely St., wanted to. Dunmore. He promotes sustainability How does sustainability fit through mead making and hopes others will into your company? pick up on those ideals. Schreffler is a graduIn our guiding principles, we wanted to ate of West Hazleton High School and Penn make sure that whatever we do doesn’t State Worthington Scranton, where he studcause any harm and in fact it attempts to ied computer science. He worked as the improve the planet we’re on. We’re using director of information technology at MetLife for 26 years before some life-altering natural ingredients. We depend on bees, trees, clean water, so we want to make sure news helped him discover a passion for mead. He and his wife Lisa live in Dunmore. we do nothing to jeopardize that and everything to improve it. Our electricity is 100% wind power; obviously there are no windMeet Dan Schreffler... mills, but that’s what we chose to purchase even though we pay a little more. We show Tell me a little off with our solar panels. We are concerned about yourself. I was raised in Hazleton. After college, about solid waste, so we weigh every garbage bag that goes out of here. I’ll use corks I worked for a small, family-run comand donate them to crafters. If we use botputer company called Computer Techtles, we donate them to other home brewers, niques — great people. Then I transitioned so pretty much the stuff we’re throwing out to MetLife; I worked there for 26 years. It is only stuff you’d want to throw out. It realwas a great crew. Eight years ago, I was ly comes down to my grandfather. He always diagnosed (with) and treated successfully for rectal cancer. I had a change of perspec- said “Waste not, want not.” He saved everything and said you never know when you’ll tive and thought, “Someday I’d like to do need something. I learned the value of something different.” Well, someday might everything we use and not wasting it. Now never come, so you rethink. When I went it’s really practicing what I preach. To me, back to MetLife, I didn’t have the same pasit’s second nature and it’s not that hard; it’s sion for the job. It was a couple years prior that I actually discovered home brewing and just a choice. making my own beer. What is something about running this business that surprised you? How did you begin your We wondered, “Is a meadery the right own brewing? thing in Dunmore? Who knows what A good thing about MetLife was we got mead is?” The community has been unbeto travel a lot. When you’re traveling, you’re on the West Coast, and I realized beer lievably supportive. The walk-in traffic that can actually be good. When I came here, the we’ve been getting is a surprise. People are open to mead. opportunities were limited. The local bars didn’t have it. Some friends of mine used to What have been some of your home brew at one point and said, “Let’s dust highlights doing this? off this equipment and just try it.” I just fell My last amateur award was the Ameriin love. We did a batch of mead honey wine can Wine Society’s best amateur mead just because it’s geeky, and we were geeks. in 2017. I entered some meads, and I was We started making beer, wine, mead, cider; we entered competitions and did fairly well. selected. What was even cooler was when we entered it commercially in 2018, we also won It was something I was good at. It was a crethe ... best commercial mead, so we were the ative outlet for me. You’ve got to go to New Jersey, Allentown or the Finger Lakes to find first amateur to turn pro and win back-toback awards. The other one — this is pretty mead; I thought this could fit in here. much the mead-makers’ Olympics — it’s called the Mazer Cup International. We got Can you describe two silvers this year, so for being not even a mead? year old, that was pretty exciting. It helps to Simply, it’s honey wine. Instead of fervalidate what we’re doing. menting grapes, we’ll ferment honey and water or honey and some fruit. The cool What does your name Space thing about mead is it’s just as diverse a Time Mead mean? product as grape wine. It can be bone dry, or


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One, we wanted to stand out from other wineries. We didn’t want to be “Schreffler’s Vineyard or Meadery.” When someone walks in here, they’re buying a wine for a particular moment and particular place. I want to have something for that particular space and at that particular time. The other things is, folks don’t know what mead is. It’s the oldest beverage on the planet, but since the 1860s the mead market went away. So I’m like a time traveler reintroducing this thing that’s been written about in “The Canterbury Tales” and Chaucer’s books and Norse mythology and that (kind of work). The third reason is, I love science. I’m a huge science-fiction guy. Not only does mead give me a huge palette to play with but (it also lets us use) space references, sci-fi references and pop culture references on labels. I’m a science nerd and a geek at heart.

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Are you part of any clubs, community groups, etc.? I belong to two local home-brew clubs. The Wyoming Valley Home Brewers is what really got me educated and gave me a good foundation. I’m one of their officers. The Scranton Brewers Guild is another excellent organization. I’m involved with the Dunmore Historical Society and Lackawanna County League of Women Voters. Those are the other hats I wear right now. Even though it’s a full-time job, the happiest place I am is in the meadery.


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Hiking is one, and thank goodness for the Scranton running community. That was a huge help for me. The Run Around Scrantons on Thursdays, any 5K that’s a fundraiser, I’m out on a Saturday or Sunday. I’d like to shout out to Honey Hole Winery in Drums. I got to apprentice with him for a year. It’s one thing to do it on a five-gallon small scale, (but) it’s another thing to scale up on 1,000-liter tanks. I learned a lot about commercial making, and that was a huge part of me getting the confidence to do this.

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Can you pinpoint a specific event in your life that has helped shape your perspective today? I talked about the cancer, but the other is my mom passed away about two-anda-half years ago. The last years were pretty brutal for her. That gives you the perspective on trying to stay as healthy as you can and make everyday count.

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Sample local treats at Montrose Chocolate and Wine Festival and watch the at-home wine-making demonstration. Tickets also are available for purchase at select businesses. Wine-tasting tickets will be available at the gate the day of the event for $30, cash sales only. Entry for non-drinkers, ages 16 and older, costs $10. Entry is free for ages 15 and younger. Nondrinker tickets are available for purchase at the gate only. Regardless of when guests buy tickets, identification is required for proof of age. In addition to featuring wine and chocolate, the event also started as a way to give back to the community, Follert said, and this year’s beneficiaries include Susquehanna County Library, United Fire Company, Susquehanna County Interfaith and Pink Arrow Arts. “Every dollar goes back to the community,” Follert said, adding that the festival has raised over $280,000 over the past 11 years. “When we think back to when this first started, we can’t believe it’s, A., gone on this long; and B., raised over a quarter-million dollars. We’re just thrilled.” Guests can enter the festival at Maple and Chestnut streets or at Church and Chestnut streets. Street parking will be available throughout Montrose as well as in a few designated areas. Organizers hope the event continues to show Montrose residents and visitors everything the community has to offer, Follert said. “We want people to just have a good time, and we really hope people leave feeling good about what they did that day,” he added. “When you come in, you get a sampling of wine, a chance to hear some really fantastic live music (and) spend time with friends ... For us, it’s really the kickoff to summer.”

hocolate and wine make for the perfect pair. Savor all the rich, sweet flavors during the Montrose Chocolate and Wine Festival, set for Saturday, May 18, along the borough’s Chestnut Street. Tickets to the rain-or-shine event cost $20 in advance and are available online at chocolatewine until Thursday, May 16. The event started more than a decade ago and has only grown larger since then, festival president Tom Follert said. “It’s always been an event where we focus on locally made items, food, wine or beer and that goes for music, too,” he said, adding the entertainment is full of regional acts who play originals and cover songs. “It gives everyone there a place to showcase what they do.” The day begins with the Run for Life 5K run/walk and kids’ fun run, which Follert said goes “hand-inhand” with the festival and also includes its own set of vendors, food and activities for kids at the Green, 126 Maple St., Montrose. Proceeds from the event benefit the ButtonWeller Family Cancer Fund through the Endless Mountains Community Foundation, which helps those with cancer in Susquehanna County. Participation costs $20 for the run/ walk, and the kids’ fun run is free. Registration begins at 9 a.m., but runners can sign up in advance online at The fun run starts at 9:30, and the run/walk follows at 10. At 2:30 p.m., the chocolate and wine festival begins and will go until 7:30. Guests can choose samplings from Pennsylvania wineries, grab microbrews on tap, and snack on food from gourmet vendors and, of course, chocolates. Crowds also can Contact the writer: peruse wine-, chocolate- and art-; related products from local artisans 570-348-9127; @gmazurtt on twitter

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What: Montrose Chocolate and Wine festival When: Saturday, May 18, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Chestnut Street, Montrose Tickets: admission costs $20 in advance through thursday, May 16; $30 for the wine tasting at the gate (cash only); and $10 for nondrinkers 16 and older at the gate only. ages 15 and younger enter for free. for advance tickets, visit chocolatewine or from the Heart, 14 Public ave.; Slanted art Co-op, 180 Church St.; NBt Bank, 36 Public ave.; State farm — Dan ricci’s Office, 70 Lathrop St.; and andre & Son, 7150 route 706, all in Montrose; NBt Bank, 5910 route 92, Lenox; and NBt Bank, 841 Main St., New Milford. Details: iD is required at the gate for proof of age. all proceeds benefit local charities.



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What: run for Life 5K run/ Walk and Kids’ fun run When: Saturday, May 18; registration, 9 a.m.; kids’ fun run, 9:30; 5K run/walk, 10 Where: the Green, 126 Maple St., Montrose Details: Participation costs $20 for the 5K run/walk and is free for the kids’ fun run. register in advance at Proceeds benefit Button-Weller family Cancer fund through the endless Mountains Community foundation. for more information, visit the event’s facebook page or email

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Artist Greg Pelly of Thompson paints the landscape in front of him.

Justin Elchynski of Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den holds Bubba, a black and Chipper Jones, born blind, is one of the animals at A.N.A Critters in Lake Ariel. Lynn, left, and Katie Mitchell of Jessup white tegu.

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The Lackawanna River Conservation Association recently hosted its annual Riverfest. The event included river activities, music, food and craft vendors, and educational and environmental displays. Among some of the participants were Electric City Aquarium & Reptile Den and A.N.A. Critters, both featuring live animals that people could pet.

Jenna, left, and Aneta O’Malley of Scranton

Vathsana Senethep of Clarks Summit paddles across the finish line.

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ne of the things I love about the women of “Wine Country” is they’re hardly oenophiles — and they’d probably make fun of anyone using such a fancy term. Oh sure, they love DRINKING wine; after all, they’re having a getaway reunion in Napa Valley. They just don’t have the patience to sit through pretentious lectures at wine tastings, not when there’s wine right in front of them for the drinking. “There are no wrong answers,” says a sommelier at a tasting, asking the women to identify the notes of a particular vintage. “Canned peaches?” comes the reply. “Wrong,”saysthesommelier. Directed by and starring Amy Poehler, featuring a Mount Rushmore of her fellow all-star “Saturday Night Live” alums, including Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and Maya Rudolph, the Netflix original film “Wine Country” is a gorgeously photographed, sharply written, sly and sweet and funny comfort-friendship movie filled with genuine laughs and real heart. Some of the sight gags and set pieces work beautifully. Others outstay their welcome and feel a little flat. Mostly, though, we’re left wishing we could spend more time with these flawed but fantastic women in their 40s and 50s who remind us of our sisters, our friends, our wives, our colleagues. The cool ones, who are still cool even though they’ve long stopped trying to be cool or (for the most part) caring if anyone thinks they’re cool. And yes, it’ll put you in the mood for a glass of wine or two. It’s the perfect Netflixand-spill film. This is one of the gentler, nicer R-rated comedies you’ll ever see. Even when someone drops the f-bomb or

Amy Poehler, left, who also directed, stars with Maya Rudolph in “Wine Country,” a gal-pal comedy.



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brings out the molly or hands out custom-selected sex toys, you can watch this one with Mom or your favorite aunt and almost never slink in your seat. Poehler’s Abby is a binderloving, micro-scheduling, control-freak cousin to her Leslie Knope from “Parks and Recreation.” She’s the type who allots a whole 20 minutes for “settling in” before the weekend activities begin. Abby seizes upon the 50th birthday of Rebecca (Rachel Dratch), a therapist who doesn’t practice what she preaches in her own life, as the launching point for a reunion weekend in Napa for a half-dozen friends who

Stars: Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Tina Fey Rated: R for crude sexual content, language and some drug material Running time: 103 minutes Grade: ★★★ (out of four) bonded some 25 years earlier when they were all working as waitresses at a Chicago pizza joint named Antonio’s. (Nice way to acknowledge the Second City roots of many of the film’s players.) Also along for the trip: ■ Catherine (Ana Gasteyer), a successful entrepreneur tethered to her phone, awaiting word on whether she’ll be offered a judging role on a reality TV show. ■ Naomi (Maya Rudolph), afraid to call her doctor back for test results. ■ Jenny (Emily Spivey, who co-wrote the script), a homebody who dreads traveling and all that it entails.

(She wishes she had never seen that TV segment where the blue light revealed all the stains on strangers’ bedding.) ■ Val (Paula Pell), who is gay and single and looking, and is a genuine people person who befriends everyone she meets. (By the time Val’s ride-share car arrives at Napa, she is sitting in the front seat and tells the driver, “I hope your sister succeeds in moving your mother’s grave, and I’m gonna try that manicotti recipe!”) Rounding out the cast is Tina Fey as the wealthy widow who owns the breathtaking property in Napa where

the women will be weekending, and shows up from time to time to offer some weird and unfiltered observations. (In her brief screen time, Fey scores as many laughs as just about anyone else in the cast.) “Wine Country” is at its most charming and effective in the quieter moments, e.g., an exchange between Val and a hipster waitress named Jade who is recently single and might just have an instant crush on Val. “You have a vintage store AND you live in Portland?” says Jade. “F--- man, you’re officially the coolest person I know.” “F--- man, you should come to Portland,” replies Val. “There’s SO many of me.” The predictable reunionmovie roller coaster ride of emotions — bonding, reminiscing, confrontations, revelations — is punctuated by a number of sing-along and/or dance interludes and montages set to period-piece pop hits (“Eternal Flame,” “Kids in America,” “Poison,” “Bust a Move”), and some slapstick, stunt-double moments, e.g., the women take turns rolling down a steep hill for various reasons, and it’s dumb as a “Benny Hill” segment, but I kept on laughing. Whether they’re dancing and singing with sisterhoodaffirming joy, confronting a group of infuriatingly selfconfident millennials with a mixture of sarcasm and genuine affection, or admitting some tough truths to one another, if you saw this group of friends in a restaurant or at a wine tasting or walking down the street, you’d either feel grateful you have a similar crew, or you’d sure as heck wish you did. RICHARD ROEPER reviews movies for The Chicago SunTimes. Distributed by Universal Press Syndicate.

Mini movies The Hustle: Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson do their best to add zip and zest to a nearly laugh-free, unimaginative story about a pair of mismatched con artists duping superficial and incredibly stupid men. Even with a running time of 93 minutes, “The Hustle” felt about an hour too long. Rated PG-13 for crude sexual content and language. 93 minutes. ★


The Intruder: newcomers to a country home in Napa (Michael Ealy, Meagan Good) can’t seem to shake the menacing former owner (Dennis Quaid). Every single character in this film, including the villain, is irritatingly, maddeningly dumb. Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, some sexuality, language and thematic elements. 101 minutes. Zero stars — RICHARD ROEPER

Long Shot: In a cheerfully raunchy, entertainingly weird slapstick comedy, a widely respected presidential candidate (Charlize Theron) begins an unlikely romance with her dorky new speechwriter (Seth Rogen). Of course he’s out of his league. That’s the launching point for the laughs. Rated R for strong sexual content, language throughout and some drug use. 125 minutes. ★★★ — RICHARD ROEPER

Poms: Diane Keaton stars as a woman who starts a cheer squad at a retirement home. With Jacki Weaver, Pam Grier, Celia Weston, Rhea Perlman. Written by Shane Atkinson; story by Atkinson, Zara Hayes. Directed by Hayes. Rated PG-13. 91 mintues. — LOs AnGELEs TImEs

Tolkien: This biopic profiles the author of the beloved “Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” books by jumping back and forth between the hellish World War I experiences of Lt. Ronald Tolkien (Nicholas Hoult) and his boyhood days as an orphan in a boarding school. The result is a well-acted, competently made, utterly tedious bore of a film lacking in creative spark. Rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence. 111 minutes. ★★ — RICHARD ROEPER

GRADE: ★★★★ Excellent, ★★★ Good, ★★ Fair, ★ Poor. MOVIE REVIEWS BY Richard Roeper, Universal Press Syndicate; Los Angeles Times.

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New York brass band Lucky Chops will headline the Fine Arts Fiesta with a main stage performance on Saturday, May 18, on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. Pictured, from left, are: Daro Behroozi, tenor saxophonist; Joshua Gawel, trumpeter; Raphael Buyo, sousaphone player; and Josh Holcomb, trombonist.




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As the sun goes down on the second day of the Fine Arts Fiesta on Saturday, May 18, the horns of headlining act Lucky Chops will sound to raise spirits and inspire a dance party. The New York City brass band with a funk soul hits the main stage on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square for a lively set that starts at 8 p.m. The group is one of dozens of performing arts outfits that will lend talent to the 64th annual Fine Arts Fiesta, which runs from Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19, on the city’s downtown plaza. The festival highlights creativity from Luzerne County and beyond, with musical performances by local high school bands and acts as varied as Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensem-

ble and jam groups Dot Gov and the Alexis P. Suter Band, plus juried art exhibitions, children’s activities, vendors and more. For details and a complete lineup, visit During a recent phone interview, Lucky Chops founding member and trombone player Josh Holcomb said he looks forward to playing the event, partly because of the way Northeast Pennsylvania’s natural beauty can influence the band’s energy. “It’s so much fun. For us, we are inspired by nature, especially being from New York City, where we don’t have any nature at all,” Holcomb said with a laugh. “To get to play in places outdoors and with beauty around, that natural inspirations seeps into the crowd, too.” Lucky Chops emerged about 13 years ago from a group of classmates

Fine Arts Fiesta Main Stage Schedule Thursday, May 16 10 a.m.: Wilkes-Barre School of Performing Arts 11 a.m.: Susquehanna Prep Noon: Fine Arts Fiesta opening ceremonies 12:30 p.m.: Wyoming Valley West Middle School Jazz Band and Symphonic Band 1:30 p.m.: Wyoming Valley West High School Chorus 2:30 p.m.: Wyoming Valley West High School Orchestra 3:30 p.m.: Holy Redeemer Royal Singers 4:30 p.m.: Wyoming Valley West High School Jazz Band 5:30 p.m.: Wilkes-Barre Academy Glee Club 6:30 p.m.: Fine Arts Fiesta awards ceremony 7:15 p.m.: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre

Friday, May 17 10 a.m.: Wyoming Valley Middle School Orchestra 11 a.m.: Wyoming Valley West Middle School Chorus Noon: Dallas Middle School Select Chorus 1 p.m.: Dallas High School Concert Band 2 p.m.: Cross Valley Combo 4 p.m.: PATAsphere 5 p.m.: Leadership Wilkes-Barre Learning with Books class of 2019 Little Free Library Dedication (East Market Street corner) 7 p.m.: The Alexis P. Suter Band Saturday, May 18 11 a.m.: Joan Harris Dance Center Noon: The Conservatory of Dance 1 p.m.: Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre 2 p.m.: Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble 4 p.m.: Perfect Harmony Singers 5 p.m.: The Anne Chairge School of Music 6:15 p.m.: Rockology Music Academy 8 p.m.: Lucky Chops


King’s College students Tyler Wilson and Jennifer Dorman look over artwork at a booth at a previous Fine Arts Fiesta. who studied at Fiorello H. Laguardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts in Manhattan. The musicians were all members of the school’s band program who wanted to use their instruments to play different styles than what the jazz band and orchestra allowed. “We started experimenting, playing music we would hear on the radio or (that came) from our different cultural backgrounds,” Holcomb explained. “That’s kind of how we got started — playing in Central Park, on subways, then touring the world and playing in rock venues.” Lucky Chops is set to release an album of original music next month, he noted, though it frequently plays covers with its “own spin on things.”

For the Fine Arts Fiesta, Holcomb said Lucky Chops will bring a high-energy show that is sure to delight everyone from casual strollers at the festival to kids accompanying their parents. “We believe music is for all ages,” Holcomb said. “Since our music is instrumental, we think of it as a universal language, regardless of background or life story. We try to unite people of all backgrounds who may be in the audience. “We want the takeaway to be the power of these instruments, especially since you don’t usually get to see them live,” he added. “We aim, with the live show, to show people how powerful the energy of a live concert can be. It’s crowd partici-

Sunday, May 19 11 a.m.: The Poetry Society 12:30 p.m.: Rising Stars 1:30 p.m.: YOUniversal Suzuki Strings 2:30 p.m.: The Mozart Club 4 p.m.: Dot Gov

pation-heavy. It’s a nice kind of gathering.” Contact the writer: pwilding@; 570-348-9100 x5369; @pwildingTT on Twitter

If you go What: Lucky Chops When: Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. Where: Fine Arts Fiesta main stage, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Details: Admission is free. What: Annual Fine Arts Fiesta When: Thursday, May 16, through Sunday, May 19 Where: Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Details: Admission is free. For more information, visit


Dancers from the David Blight School of Dance perform at a previous Fine Arts Fiesta.

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New Appalachia and H-Town. Bridgewater Church, 722 New York Ave., Hallstead. 64th annual Fine Arts Fiesta, Thursday, May 16, Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Music and Arts through Sunday, May 19. (Free) Art show packed with Festival, Saturday, June 15. Downtown Honesdale. 570juried exhibits, art and craft vendors, food trucks, street 253-1960 or performers, a children’s tent and live entertainment. Josh Groban with Jennifer Nettles, Sunday, June 16. Public Square, Main and Market streets, Wilkes-Barre. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, 255 Highland Park Free. 570-208-4240 or Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-970-7600 or mohegansuFriends of the Dalton Library Herb Sale, Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to noon. (Free) Penn State Master GardenBarn Cats, Monday, June 17, 7:30 p.m. (Donations ers have information and perennials for sale. Light reaccepted) Rain locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Coofreshments. Dalton Fire Company, 109 S. Turnpike Road. perage or Central United Methodist Church, Honesdale. Coaches vs. Cancer’s Spring Fling, Saturday, May Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. 18, 6 p.m. ($150) Glenmaura National Golf Club, 100 Irish Balladeers, Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Rain Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 570-562-9749 or locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or Central United Methodist Church, Honesdale. Honesdale Central Spring Afternoon Tea, Sunday, May 19, 2 to 4 p.m. Park, 1140 Main St. Donations accepted. ($27.50) Menu includes scones, egg salad and chicken Party on the Patio with 7800 Fahrenheit: A Tribute salad sandwiches, and various cookies and pastries. to Bon Jovi, Thursday, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Mohegan Sun Historic Watres Lodge, 192 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-831-2100 or Serving Seniors Inc. annual Summer Picnic, Sunday, Music on the Lawn Concert, Saturday, June 22, 10 June 2, 3 to 7 p.m. ($30 adults/$15 kids 12 and younger) a.m. to noon. Performances by Stephen Perillo and the Features grilled picnic foods, hot and cold buffet, dessert, Act Out Theater Group will present “Bonnie and Clyde” from Friday, May 17, Followers Band, Benjamin Horrevoets and Campfire beer, wine and soda. There also will be a basket raffle, Bacon Band. Daleville Church, 423 Dorantown Road, volleyball and music by EJ the DJ. Rain or shine. Waldorf through Sunday, May 26, at Act Out Theatre, 150 E. Grove St., Dunmore. Friday and Covington Twp. Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday shows are at 2 p.m. Tickets Park, 13 Waldorf Lane, Scranton. 570-344-3931 or Wayne Choralaires, Monday, June 24, 7:30 p.m. Rain cost $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. For more information, visit locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or Central Father’s Day Car Show, Sunday, June 16, 8:30 a.m. or email United Methodist Church, Honesdale. Honesdale Central Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave., Scranton. 570-906-4573. Park, 1140 Main St. Donations accepted. June Fest, Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. Thorpe. 570-325-0249 or Ace Frehley, Wednesday, June 26, 8 p.m. ($29.505 to 11 p.m. Enjoy food, beverages, beer, kids games, NEPA Bluegrass Festival, Thursday, May 30, through $49.50, plus fees) F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing 570-586-6306 or music by Kartune and Bliss. Firemen’s parade, June 21, Sunday, June 2. (Friday, Saturday and Sunday prices vary; Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or An Evening of Music, Song, and Dance, Sunday, 6:30 p.m.; fireworks, June 22, dusk (bring your own May 19, 6:30 p.m. Presented by Devine School of Dance, gate weekend price: $80) Lazy Brook Park, 438 Route 92, chair) (rain date: Sunday, June 23, dusk). Ritz Tech, 1600 Abington Heights High School Honors Orchestra and Tunkhannock. Party on the Patio with Parrot Beach, a tribute to Pennsylvania Ave., Peckville. The Kruger Brothers, Friday, May 31, 8 p.m. ($27 Choir. Tickets available at the door. Abington Heights High Jimmy Buffett, Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. Mohegan general/$37 VIP) Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. School, 222 Noble Road, Clarks Summit. 570-585-5300 Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp. 570-831-2100 or Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570-325-0249 or or Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Spring Concert, Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie, Sunday, May 19, Stephen Perillo and the Followers, Saturday, June The Pharm, Thursday, June 27, 7:30 p.m. Honesdale Friday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. ($10 adults/$8 seniors and 6:30 p.m. (Suggested donation: $20 advance/$25 at door) 1, 7 p.m. The Light of Christ Church, 2071 Moosic Lake Central Park, 1140 Main St. Donations accepted. students/free for children under 12) Christ the King Youth The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 570-253Road, Mount Cobb. Good Charlotte, Friday, June 28, 7 p.m. ($39.50 adChoir also performs. Holy Rosary Church, 316 William Golden Days of Radio Players Performance, Tuesday, vance/$45 day of show) Outdoor Summer Stage at Mount 2020, or riverfolkconcerts@ St., Scranton. 570-587-2753. June 4, 7 p.m. (Free) Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. Blues Brotherhood with Bones Malone, Friday, May Catholic Choral Society of Scranton Spring Concerts, Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Open Mic Night with Jamie Murray, Friday, June 17, 8 p.m. ($25 advance/$30 at door/VIP $35) Mauch Sunday, May 19, 7 p.m. ($10 adults/$8 seniors and Live on Mars, A Tribute to David Bowie, Tuesday, 28, 7 p.m. (Free) sign-ups, 6:30 p.m. Dietrich Theater, Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570June 4, 7:30 p.m. ($35-$60 general/$160 VIP, plus fees) students/free for children under 12) Wyoming Valley 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or dietri325-0249 or F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Barbershop Harmony Chorus also performs. St. Ignatius Classic Stones, Saturday, May 18. ($28) Mauch Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or Church, 339 N. Maple St., Kingston. 570-587-2753. An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570Molly Tuttle with Dee White, Sunday, May 19, 8 p.m. Denny Laine, Friday, June 7, 8 p.m. Performs as part Friday, June 28, 8 p.m. ($48-$65, plus fees) F.M. Kirby 325-0249 or of Live at the Chandelier Lobby series. F.M. Kirby Center ($25 advance/$30 day of show/$35 VIP) Mauch Chunk Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesBilly and The Jets: Elton John Tribute, Saturday, May for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 570-325Barre. 570-826-1100 or 18, 6 p.m. ($15-$45) Opening acts include Bill Arnold Band, 0249 or 570-826-1100 or Jake Owen, Saturday, June 29, 7 p.m. ($45.25 genJukebox Memories and Gino Mercuri’s Elvis Presley tribute. Stephen Perillo and the Followers, Saturday, June 8, eral/$59.75 reserved) Outdoor Summer Stage at Mount Wyoming Seminary Alumni Music Recital, Monday, Show, 7 p.m. Reservations required. The Club at the HighMay 20, 7 p.m. (Free) Performances by Zhi Yi Dong on 6 to 7:30 p.m. Russell Hill United Methodist Church, RR 3 Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. lands, 2700 Highland Blvd., Archbald. 570-499-4904. Box 241A, Tunhkannock. 570-836-1740. violin and Dominick Cristofori D’Alessandro on piano. 570-420-2808. Citizen Cope, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. ($35 adNortheasters Barbershoppers, Monday, June Kirby Center for Creative Arts at Wyoming Seminary, 260 An Evening with Dawes: Passwords Tour, Sunday, vance/$38 day of show) Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., 10, 7:30 p.m. (Donations accepted) Rain locations: N. Sprague Ave., Kingston. 570-270-2192. June 30, 8 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Stroudsburg. 570-420-2808 or Elements Music and Arts Festival, Friday, May 24, Episcopal Parish Hall, the Cooperage or Central United Arts, 71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-1100 or Foghat with Savoy Brown, Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m. through Sunday, May 26, 10 a.m. Elements Music and Methodist Church, Honesdale. Honesdale Central Park, Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 570-3251140 Main St. Arts Festival, 2656 Upper Woods Road, Lakewood. 0371 or Todd Snider, Tuesday, June 11, 7:30 p.m. F.M. Kirby The Music Center Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Open Mic Night with Tunkhannock Veterans, Friday, Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesOpening Celebration, Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. ($14 general/$12 May 24, 7 p.m. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhan- Barre. $30 advance/$35 day of show. 570-826-1100 or Annie Warbucks, Thursday, May 16, through Saturday, members and seniors/$10 children and students) Dietrich nock. 570-996-1500 or May 18, 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. ($10 cash only) Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Muddfest 2019, Friday, May 24, 8 p.m. ($29.50 The Robert Cray Band, Marc Cohn, Blind Boys of Presented by Coughlin/GAR/CAPAA. GAR Memorial High Alabama and Shemekia Copeland, Thursday, June 13, 7 School, 250 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-826-7111. advance/$33 day of show/$35 reserved balcony) Puddle Arts at First Presbyterian Concert Series, Sunday, p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric perform. 101 Dalmatians Kids and Alice in Wonderland Jr., May 19, 4 p.m. (Donations accepted) Musician John Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-420Square, Wilkes-Barre. $39.50-$69.50, plus fees. 570-826- Friday, May 17, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. Michael Vaida performs with members of the NEPA 2808 or 1100 or ($12.50, plus fees) Presented by CaPAA’s Playhouse Chamber Music Society and Duo Cello e Basso. First Night Ranger, Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. Outdoor SumJ.P. Williams, Thursday, June 13, 7:30 p.m. (Donaand Jr. Players. The Ritz Building, 222 Wyoming Ave., Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit, 300 School St. tions accepted) Rain locations: Episcopal Parish Hall, the mer Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Scranton. 570-252-4156 or 570-586-6306 or Road, Mount Pocono. $29.50 and up. Cooperage or Central United Methodist Church, HonesChamber Music Concert, Sunday, May 19, 4 p.m. The Soul Cracker 9, Saturday, May 25, 8 p.m. ($18) dale. Honesdale Central Park, 1140 Main St. Please see Calendar, Page 18 Features performances by Duo Cello E Basso. First Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Cruz-In, Friday, June 14, 6 p.m. Music provided by



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Empty Bottles BY DAVID FALCHEK Sangiovese grape dominates Tuscan reds


ith reasonable alcohol and light structure, Tuscan reds pair more easily with food and don’t overwhelm like many New World reds. The reds of Tuscany are dominated by the red grape sangiovese and tend to be food-friendly and acidic, better with light-on-meat meals (like pasta and meat sauce or pizza) and good with so much more. I always get a woodsy, cherry character (almost like cherry pits) from sangiovese, which shows a light body and flavor that ranges from barelythere to gigantic. You probably aren’t going to see sangiovese on the label since most of the wines tout their geographical origin — Toscano, Chianti or many others. Wine from Chianti Classico is made from grapes harvested in the historic Chianti zone. Wines labeled as just “Chianti” come from a broader area. By smelling Castelli del Grevepese “Clemente VII” 2015 Chianti Classico, you may think it a bit shy. But it delivers the flavor and character of a big wine, even on a medium structure with berry and plum notes then clove and tobacco closing in on the finish. The wine comes from one of the better cooperatives in Tuscany, one known for making above-average, inexpensive wines. This wine was aged in Slavonian and French oak, for example. While most Chianti include small amounts of other grapes, this one is all sangiovese. $13. ★★★★ For at least the last generation or two, a group of vintners have departed from production rules and used

non-Italian grapes in their blends, aiming for a bit of New World style. While these wines may bear a lessprestigious designation, they can be very good and sought-after. The term “Super Tuscan” often is applied to the most expensive of these. Ru f f i n o 2 0 1 5 M o d u s Tos c a n o unites sangiovese with cabernet sauvignon and merlot for a broad range of flavors. The wine smells of licorice, toast and blackber ry and shows a richer texture than a Chianti with lush berry and cherry flavors; a touch of vanilla; and light, gentle tannins. $22. ★★★★ 1/2 To make things more complicated, Chianti Classico created a new designation, Gran Selezione, to designate outstanding years. While the ter m “reserve” is meaningless in United States-produced wines, in Italy it is a legal term, with “riserva” designating at least 27 months of aging before release. Ruffino “Ducale Oro” 2014 Chianti Classico Reserve Gran Selezione shows floral and anise smells with deep flavors of black cherry, roses and earth. $40. ★★★★ 1/2 A storied brand, Ruffino is now part of a global beverage conglomerate. The entry-level wines have slipped a bit, but the higher-end wines, such as Modus and Ducale, have kept pace, producing quality wines good in the short term and better with aging. GRADE: Exceptional ★★★★★, Above average ★★★★, Good ★★★, Below average ★★, Poor ★. DAVID FALCHEK, executive director of the American Wine Society, reviews wines each week.


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FROM PAGE 16 13 the Musical, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.; Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, 7 p.m. ($10) Presented by Phoenix Teens. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 570-457-3589 or Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr., Friday, May 17, 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 18, 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. ($8-$12) KISS Theatre Company, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre. 570-829-1901, or info@ Bonnie and Clyde, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m.; Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 26, 2 p.m. ($20 adults/$15 students and seniors) Presented by Act Out Theatre Group. Act Out Theatre, 150 E. Grove St., Dunmore. or The Illusionists, Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesBarre. 570-826-1100 or EI-EI-OOPS! 101 Dalmatians Kids and Alice in Wonderland Jr., Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. ($12.50, plus fees) CaPAA Theater at the Ritz, 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Prince Orlofsky’s Gala Party Act 2, Die Fledermaus, Saturday, May 18, 7 p.m. ($20 general/$10 students) Presented by Mostly Opera. Checks payable to: Mostly Opera, P.O. Box 20044, Scranton, PA 18503. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 570702-4356. Tuesday with Morrie, Thursday, May 30, through Saturday, June 1, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, 2 p.m.; Thursday, June 6, through Saturday, June 8, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 9, 2 p.m. (May 30 performance: $8 general and seniors/$6 students; remaining performances: $12 general/$10 seniors/$8 students) Presented by Actors Circle. Play is based on the book by Mitch Albom. Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. 570-342-9707 or Finding Neverland, Friday, May 31, 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, 2 and 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. (Prices vary) Presented by Broadway Theatre League. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111 or Guys and Dolls, Friday, June 14, through Sunday, June 16; Friday, June 21, through Sunday, June 23. Presented by KISS Theater Company. KISS Theatre Company, 400 East End Centre, Wilkes-Barre. 484-653-9553 or Beauty and the Beast, Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 23, 3 p.m.; Friday, June 28, and Saturday, June 29, 8 p.m.; Sunday, June 30, 3 p.m. The Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St. 570-823-1875 or The Kings of Disco Former Members of Village People, Friday, June 21, 8 p.m. ($45.50 to $25.50/$25 add-on for meet-and-greet) Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-3441111 or Shakespeare in the Park: Julius Caesar, Saturday, June 22, 7 p.m. Tunkhannock Riverside Park, Route 29. Continuing

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18, 8 p.m.; Sunday, May 19, 3 p.m. (Prices vary) Music Box Dinner Playhouse, 196 Hughes St., Swoyersville. 570-283-2195 or



Form and Color, Friday, May 17, through Friday, May 31. Art e’ Fekts Gallery, 71 S. Main St., Pittston. 570-2995954 or

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house, Wilkes-Barre. Exhibits on display through June 28 everywhere but the Dietrich, where it closes May 25. The Nature of Quilting, Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($8) Presented by Milford Valley Quilter’s Guild. Lunch and snacks will available. Delaware Valley High School, 252 Routes 6 and 209, Milford. Needles at Noon, Thursdays, noon. Learn to knit or crochet or work on a project you’ve started. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Old Route 115, Lehman. 570-675-2171 or


Cat Ballou, Wednesday, May 22, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. (Free) Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-9961500 or Wednesday Movie Matinee: Bumblebee (PG-13), Wednesday, May 29, 2 p.m. (Free) Features screening and snack. Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton. Crime writer Marilyn Stasio will speak about “Hard-boiled Dames: How Women 570-348-3000. Summer Fest 2019 Preview Day, Thursday, June Writers Changed the Crime and Mystery Novel” at the Cooperage, 1030 Main St., 27, noon, 6 p.m. (Free) Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Honesdale, on Thursday, May 16, at 2 p.m. The suggested donation is $10 at the Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or

door. Proceeds will support the Wayne County Public Library. Light refreshments and beverages will be served. For more information, call 570-253-1220. Paper, Friday, May 17, through Monday, Sept. 9. Works showcase a variety of prints and drawings that each celebrate the human form. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570-346-7186 or The Good News, Friday, May 17, through Thursday, Sept. 19. Photographs by Zak Zavada. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. 570-346-7186 or Queer & Here: An LGBTQ Art Exhibit, Friday, May 31, through Monday, June 17. Feature works of local LGBTQ artists Eli Carpenter, Rebecca Henry, Andi Dean, Nikki Berlew O’Meara, Greyson Calderon, Alison Galka, Monica Magee, Nik Moreno, Tori Love, Alottadentata, Nala and Mi.W. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Indian Folk Art Exhibition, Friday, May 31, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Presented by Mona Pande. Wilkes-Barre City Hall, 40 E. Market St. 570-208-4186 or

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Annual King’s Communications Media Student Exhibition, through Friday, May 24. Widmann Gallery at King’s College, 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-2085900 or Breath of Fresh Air, through Thursday, May 30. Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Vice by Susan Morelock, through Thursday, May 30. Camerawork Gallery, 515 Center St., Scranton. 570-3443313 or Watercolor and Crayon Paintings by Michael Sorrentino, through Thursday, May 30. The Farmhouse Art Gallery, 877 Welcome Lake Road, Hawley. Alaska to Amsterdam, through Friday, May 31. Works of Lorraine Petyo Elias. Something Special Bakery, 23 W. Walnut St., Kingston. 570-288-8386. Three Friends. Three Ways to See, through Saturday, June 1. Featuring paintings from Nicolene Fulton, photography by Steve Glicken and jewelry and photography by John Pendergrast. Marquis Art & Frame, 122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0518 or PostSecretX, through Sunday, June 9. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 570-674-6250 or Wyoming Valley Art League Member’s Spring Juried Exhibition, through Thursday, June 13. Circle Center for the Arts (WVAL), 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre.



Friends of the Osterhout Library Book Shop, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Thursdays, 5 to 7:30 p.m. New books stocked regularly. Shop held on the third floor. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-823-0156 or Hard Boiled Dames: How Women Writers Changed the Crime and Mystery Novel, Thursday, May 16, 2 p.m. ($10 suggested donation) New York Times crime columnist Marilyn Stasio speaks. Light refreshments provided. Art Events All proceeds benefit Wayne County Public Library. The Fiber Art Afternoon, Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Bring Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. 570-253-1220. supplies and make some new friends while working on Coffee & Conversation: The Four Agreements, crochet, knitting or felting. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m. (Free) Register online. Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Giving Tree Wellness Center, 311 Penn Ave., Scranton. Adult Coloring Club, Fridays, 1 p.m. Supplies 570-800-1963 or provided, but feel free to bring fine-tip markers or colored Book and Bake Sale, Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 3 pencils. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. Free. 570- p.m. Mill Memorial Library, 495 E. Main St., Nanticoke. 654-9565 or 570-735-3030. PAMS Student Art Show, Friday, May 17, 5 to 8 p.m. Friends of the Pittston Library, Mondays, May 20 and Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9847 or June 17, 3 p.m. Meetings always open to new members. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Endangered Species Day DIY Night, Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m. Paint a white rhinoceros. Reservations required. Roaming Readers Book Club, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. Space limited. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Walk, talk and take in an audiobook. Pittston Memorial Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959 or Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or pittstonmemorialDIY Wall Art, Wednesday, May 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to make a lace doily wall art. Supplies provided, Write Place, Write Time Creative Writing Group, refreshments served. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Frank- Tuesday, May 28, 6 p.m. Osterhout Free Library, lin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959 or 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959 or Second Arts Thrive, Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Features hands-on activities and demonstrations, Valley Community Library Spring Book Sale, which feature fine and visual arts, culinary arts, mixed Wednesday, June 12, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Book prices: 25 media, healing arts, painting and photography. Downtown cents to $2) There also will be a bake sale. Valley View ElCarbondale. ementary Center, 901 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-7579. Crafternoon, Saturday, June 1, 12:30 p.m. Create beaded pride necklaces. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Call for entries: Flowers, Wild and Still exhibit, Weird and Wired Punk Bazaar Zine Expo, Saturday, Monday, May 20. Entries will be judges by a juried panel. June 8, noon to 5 p.m. ($4-$6) Artists, makers, zinesters There is no entry fee. Any works accepted will have a $20 and collectors showcase their work. St. Mary’s Center, hanging fee for the first entry and $5 for an additional 320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton. piece. Two entries per artist. Email a digital image to Kitson Arts Alliance Member Show, through Friday, Include title, medium, sale June 28. Participating venues are Courthouse Art Gallery price and size. Show opens Friday, May 31. The Gathering at Wyoming County Courthouse, Earnshaw & Sherwood Place, 304 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-881-7612 or Galleries in the Dietrich Theater and Kitson Gallery at Pen Corners, all in Tunkhannock; gallery at the Community Cup Coffee & Tea House, Towanda; and gallery at Tina’s Please see Calendar, Page 19 Cafe, Coffee House & Eatery at Luzerne County Court-

LCCC Student Art Exhibit, through Wednesday, July 3. Schulman Gallery at Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 570-740-0727 or Works David Kline, through Tuesday, Dec. 31. Exhibit is ongoing and features inspired knot work and wood crafts. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. 570-821-1959 or




Karen O, Danger Mouse collaboration a must-have among new releases Stephen Malkmus — ‘Groove Denied’ THE GOOD: Ex-Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus gets weird on his eighth (and first without usual backing band the Jicks). THE BAD: You won’t get “Groove” on the first spin, but the album will win you over. THE NITTY GRITTY: Malkmus recorded the collection completely on his own, off and on, over the past decade. Instead of fronting a proper band, he chose to switch on synths, drum machines and laptops, and put those otherworldly sounds next to all his usual guitar stuff. The end result isn’t exactly “Malkmus goes triphop,” but rather a nod to early ’80s post-punk and minimalist New Wave. Tracks such as the robotic “Viktor Borgia” and the jittery, funky “Love the Door” are equal parts Kraftwerk, Wire and James Murphy. They’re somewhat retro but still timeless. Sonic elements found herein also remind us of when fellow indie pioneer Lou Barlow turned on the beats for Folk Implosion all those years ago. With new sounds in somewhat familiar territory, “Groove Denied” ends up a fascinating side step. BUY IT?: Sure.

Ex Hex — ‘It’s Real’ THE GOOD: Indie guitarist/vocalist Mary Timony’s classic rock project Ex Hex comes back with a solid sophomore effort. THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: I remember Timony playing with her ex-band Helium on the side stage at Lollapalooza ’95. I was a huge fan of the noisy outfit. But after its set, my friends just stared at me in disbelief. Helium was an acquired taste. It was sonically weird and most times completely misunderstood. So it’s kind of unexpected that Ex Hex hails from practically the same place. This outfit has more in common with early Aerosmith and the Go-Gos than anything Timony ever did a couple of decades ago. Doesn’t matter. This heavy garage trash is just as powerful as her old stuff. It’s simply a different aesthetic, one that Timony is perfectly comfortable delivering. Songs such as “Tough Enough,” “No Reflection” and “Cosmic Cave” are forceful, catchy and endlessly crank-able. Spring has arrived. Top down. This album full blast. Now. BUY IT?: Yes.

Karen O and Danger Mouse — ‘Lux Prima’ THE GOOD: Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O collaborates with super-producer Danger Mouse, and the end results are pure bliss. THE BAD: Nothing. THE NITTY GRITTY: “Lux Prima” is so much more than Karen O acting as the new lead vocalist of Gnarls Barkley or Broken Bells (although moments here vaguely resemble BOTH of those things). “Lux Prima” is completely its own thing with a unique vibe throwing together elements of ’60s psychedelics, ’70s soul and ’90s trip-hop. Danger Mouse makes the retro feel fresh again, while Karen O has never sounded more entrancing. The two give spacey atmospherics and traditional song structures equal time and importance, creating an experience delivering the best of both worlds. It’s an indie pop album in which you can’t help become completely absorbed. Whether it’s the pounding R&B of “Woman,” the extended trip taken on the title cut or the soft, gorgeous simplicity carrying “Nox Lumina,” both main players’ unique personalities mesh perfectly. BUY IT?: Absolutely. Contact the writer:

FROM PAGE 18 Submissions: Original One-Act Play Competition, Friday, May 24. Requirements: The play should be 10 to 15 minutes in length, have a minimal set and props, three characters or fewer and use family-friendly language. Mail to Actors Circle (Attn: Linda Griffiths) Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton, PA 18508. Performances are July 26 to 28. 570-342-9707 or


Comedy Night with Peter Revello, Friday, May 17, 8 p.m. The Keys, 244 Penn Ave., Scranton. 570-677-1696 or Tiffany Jenkins, Wednesday, June 19, 8 p.m. ($35/$45/$55 VIP/$85 VIP with photo opp) F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, 71 Public Square, WilkesBarre. 570-826-1100 or


The Tchaikovsky Trilogy, Friday, May 17. Features excerpts from “Swan Lake,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker” presented by the children/apprentice companies of Ballet Theatre of Scranton. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Come Dance with Us, Sunday, May 19, 4 p.m. Presented by mini dancers of the Dance Studio. Proceeds benefit the Children Helping Other Children fund. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. The Young Dancer, freturing Let’s Have a Party, Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. ($13.50 general/$16.50 reserved) Presented by Carmel Ardito School of Dance Junior Company, Peckville. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-3441111 or Our Theme is Dance, Friday, May 24, 7 p.m. Carmel Ardito School of Dance Junior and Senior Companies, Moscow. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. $15 reserved. 570-3441111 or Just Dancin’, Wednesday, May 29, 7 p.m. Features advanced and intermediate tap, jazz and hip hop performers of the Dance Studio. Proceeds benefit the Children Helping Other Children Fund. The Theater at North, 1539 N. Main Ave., Scranton. Windows, Friday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. Presented by Carmel Ardito School of Dance Senior members, Peckville. Scranton Cultural Center at The Masonic Temple, 420 N. Washington Ave. 570-344-1111 or


Power Flow Yoga, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Class is based on the vinyasa style of yoga with light weights used to build additional strength. Beginners are welcome but should expect a workout. Immaculate Conception Church, 605 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston. $7. Learn the Birds: Birding Identification Series, Thursday, May 16, 7 to 8:30 p.m. ($6 nonmembers/ $4 children under 12/free for EE Center members) Pocono Avian Research Center, Route 390, Cresco. 570-595-8620 or Writers Group, Thursdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m. For ages 18 and older. Read work or listen to others speak. Learn the craft of writing and work toward the goal of publication. All genres and levels of writing welcome. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Free. 570-996-1500 or 22nd annual Walk Fundraiser, Saturday, May 18. ($25 advance/$35 at door) Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 570-7148800, or 31st annual Farm Animal Frolic, Saturday, May 18,

and Sunday, May 19; Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26. ($8 adults/$5 ages 3 to 12) Meet farm animals and learn about their role on the farm, play old-fashioned games, crafts and puppet show. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg. 570-992-6161 or John XE McAndrew “You Make a Difference” Softball Tournament, Saturday, May 18. ($30) Proceeds benefit the “You Make a Difference” scholarship fund. Archbald Little League AC Field, 183 Harrison St. 570-780-6765 or Discover Migrating Spring Birds, Saturday, May 18, 7 a.m. Learn the habits of the various species of birds and offer helpful hints for identifying them by their songs. Florence Shelly Wetlands Preserve, Route 171, Thompson. 570-396-0293. Bird Walk, Saturday, May 18, 8 a.m. For more information, call Joyce at 570-278-4494 or Dr. Jerry Skinner at 570278-3384. Woodbourne Forest and Wildlife Preserve, Route 29, Dimock Twp. Junk in the Trunk Fest, Saturday, May 18, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outdoor flea market, crafts and vendor fundraiser raises money for the Dunmore High School girl’s volleyball team. Dunmore High School, 300 W. Warren St. Amazing Animal Adaptations, Saturday, May 18, 10 to 11 a.m. ($10 adults/$5 children) Lacawac Sanctuary, 94 Sanctuary Road, Lake Ariel. 570-689-9494 or It Could Happen to Anyone (Hug-a-Tree Program), Saturday, May 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. ($6 nonmembers/$4 children under 12/free for members) Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Throw Cancer a Curveball, Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. (Attendance free) Walk the track, check out the team tents, partake in basket raffles and watch a movie on the Jumbotron. There also will be vendors. PNC Field, 235 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic. Armed Forces Day Parade, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. Parade honors veterans and steps off from the Gino J. Merli Veterans’ Center. Downtown Scranton. Farm Days: Women Who Horse, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Workshop goes over the human-horse connection. Farm Arts Collective, 38 Hickory Lane, Damascus. Nurture & Nourish: Horse Huggin at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. Day includes a tour of the sanctuary and a delicious plant-based lunch. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Dalton. 570-763-2908 or Yoga for Kids, Saturday, May 18, 11 a.m. Animal poses, stories and games introduce children to yoga. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-9961500 or East Scranton Little League NEPA Cornhole Tournament, Saturday, May 18, noon. (Adults: $50 advance/$60 at door; youth teams: $30 advance/$40 at door) Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Homesteading Day, Saturday, May 18, noon to 5 p.m. ($5 ages 12 and older/$2 ages 5 to 11) Features demonstrations, presentations and activities for the whole family. Old Mill Village Museum, Route 848, New Milford. 570-836-5431 or Montrose Chocolate and Wine Festival, Saturday, May 18, 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Chestnut Street, Montrose. $20. Community Picnic, Saturday, May 18, 3 to 6 p.m. Features free community picnic, bounce houses, food, games and tours. Abington Christian Academy, 413 Layton Road, South Abington Twp. 570-586-5270 or Please see Calendar, Page 20

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FROM PAGE 19 Taylor Fire and Rescue Semi Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, Sunday, May 19, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take-outs available. Taylor Hose & Engine Co., 1137 Reynolds Ave., Scranton. Gift Card Bingo, Sunday, May 19, noon. ($5) Games begin, 1 p.m. Features door prizes, 50/50 raffle, lunch menu and bake sale. Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church, 420 Main Road, Hanover Twp. 570-823-6242. Designer Purse Bingo, Sunday, May 19, 1 p.m. Doors open at 11 a.m. Checks payable to: Tracey’s Hope, Inc. And Mail to: Tracey’s Hope Purse Bingo, 113 Foote Ave., Duryea, PA 18642. Eagle McClure Hose Company, 375 Milwaukee Ave., Old Forge. $20. The ZooMobile, Sunday, May 19, 2 p.m. (Free) Features a presentation of exotic animals available for children to observe and touch. Registration required. Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton. 570-348-3000. PA Lung annual Backyard BBQ, Sunday, May 19, 4 to 6 p.m. ($10) Features barbecue food, cash bar and basket raffles. State Street Grill, 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-342-8874. Crochet Club, Tuesdays, 10 to 11:45 a.m. Bring supplies, including a crochet hook sized I, J or K and yarn. Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St. 570-654-9565 or Rotary Club of the Abingtons NAMI Fundraiser, Wednesday, May 22, 5 to 7 p.m. Menu include hamburgers, hotdogs, pasta/potato salad, soda and beer. State Street Grill, 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit. $25. 570585-5590. Boursin Cheese and Compound Butters Program, Wednesday, May 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. ($5 NBLT members/$10 nonmembers) Registration required by Monday, May 20, 5 p.m. The Land at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown. Edible Landscaping, Wednesday, May 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn how to add edible plants to your landscaping. Register by Monday, May 20. Wayne Conservation District Park Street Complex, 648 Park St., Honesdale. Penn State Night, Wednesday, May 22, 6 p.m. ($50) Program begins at 7:30 p.m. Fiorelli Catering, 1560 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-6777. Guided Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tours, Thursdays, May 23 through June 13. (Free) Features twomile walk through the neighborhoods of Tunkhannock. Registration required. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Ella Ehrhardt’s Store: An Historic Icon/Greene-Dreher Historical Society, Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m. (Free) Peggy Bancroft Hall, 465 S. Sterling Road, South Sterling. 570-676-9816. Science on Tap Series: The Science of Beer, Thursday, May 23, 6 to 8 p.m. (Free) Wallenpaupack Brewing Co., 73 Welwood Ave., Hawley. Swingin’ on Vine, Friday, May 24, 5 to 8 p.m. ($20 advance/$25 at door) Features light fare from Scranton area restaurants as well as beer, wine and margaritas. There also will be basket raffles and music by Picture Perfect. Ages 21 and older. Albright Memorial Library, 500 Vine St., Scranton. 570-348-3000 or Fifty Shades Male Revue, Friday, May 24, 8:30 p.m. The Woodlands Inn & Resort, 1073 Route 315, Plains Twp. $25. Sons of Italy Old Forge Bocci Tournament, Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m. ($100 per four-man team) Register by Saturday, May 18, by calling John Returra, 570-6870301, or Joe Mecca, 570-507-0734. Arcaro & Genell’s, 443 S. Main St., Old Forge. 570-457-5555 or Community Luncheon, Saturday, May 25, noon to 1 p.m. (Free) Christ Episcopal Church, 700 Delaware St.,

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Forest City. 570-785-3425. Dog Day Afternoon, Saturday, May 25, noon to 6 p.m. ($15 donation) Features music, food and beverages, doggie treats, 50/50 and K9 demonstrations. Proceeds benefit Blue Chip Farms. Larksville American Legion, 354 E. State St. 570-779-4588. Open Mics for Open Minds, Saturday, May 25, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, June 29, 6 to 8 p.m. This is an all-inclusive open mic. Poetry, music, spoken word, interpretive dance and all forms in between are welcome. The Wonderstone Gallery, 100 N. Blakely St., Dunmore. 570-344-2360 or Birding in Kirby Park Natural Area, Sunday, May 26, 8 a.m. Kirby Park, 301 Northampton St., Kingston. Free. 570-239-4369. Mount Pocono Rotary Fly-in Drive-in Pancake Breakfast, Sunday, May 26, 8 a.m. Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport, 188 Airport Drive, Tobyhanna. $10 adults/$6 children 12 and younger. Queen City Days, Wednesday, May 29 through Saturday, June 1. Features carnival rides, food vendors, games, music and Saturday evening fireworks will be featured. Eureka Hose Company, 717 E. Grant St., Olyphant. Build with KEVA Planks, Wednesday, May 29, 3:30 p.m. Use Keva Planks to build. Registration not required. Ages 2 to 12. Nancy Kay Holmes Library, 1032 Green Ridge St., Scranton. Free. 570-207-0764. Inaugural Lackawanna County Heritage Fair, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, 4 to 10 p.m.; Friday May 31, 2 to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 1, noon to 11 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, noon to 8 p.m. ($10 fair admission) Features rides, live entertainment, crafters, exhibitors, heritage and civic organizations and local churches serving up classic Northeast Pennsylvania ethnic foods. Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton. or Road Safety: Adulting 101, Wednesday, May 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Program teaches what you didn’t learn in school about driving. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-821-1959 or Be Daring Open Mic, Wednesdays, May 29 and June 26, 7 to 9 p.m. Open to all performers, from comedians to songwriters to poets. Sign up begins at 6:30 p.m. Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton. 570-955-0130 or facebook. com/BeDaringOpenMic. Intuitive Readings, Friday, May 31, noon to 6 p.m. ($60) Spiritual healer, intuitive and psychic Dale Orlando will give 30-minute readings. Giving Tree Wellness Center, 311 Penn Ave., Scranton. 862-268-4881. Wine and Cheese Gathering, Friday, May 31, 6 to 8 p.m. ($25 advance/$30 at door) Night features light fare, basket raffle, music by Ian Ritter and art exhibit by Harold Wolfer. North Pocono Public Library, 1315 Church St., Moscow. 570-842-4700. Ban the Bottle, Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. (Free) Hosted by Girl Scout Troop 50003. Features crafts for children and information on how to reduce your carbon footprint. There will be a reusable water bottle giveaway. Lackawanna County Children’s Library, 520 Vine St., Scranton. 570-561-5114. Southern-Style Pulled Pork Meal, Saturday, June 1, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Menu consists of pull pork sandwich on a hard roll, baked beans, chips and dessert. Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 401 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-313-2180. St. Jude Parish International Fest, Saturday, June 1, 4 to 11 p.m.; Sunday, June 2, noon to 9 p.m. Food features homemade pierogies, potato pancakes, fish n’ chips, shepherds pie, tacos, empanadas and dessert. Entertainment by Chester Avenue and local dance studios. Grand prize raffle of $5,000 will be Sunday, 9 p.m. St. Jude Parish Grove, 420 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

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Duryea at Dusk, Saturday, June 1, 5 p.m. ($20) Festival includes food, games, basket raffles, local business vendors and a DJ. Proceeds benefit the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Scranton. Duryea Community Park, behind the borough building, 315 Main St. runsignup. com or Annual Plant Exchange & Marketplace, Sunday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clifford Park Grounds, 119 Cemetery St. Vegetable Gardening 101, Tuesday, June 4, 6 p.m. ($40 full series/$10 individual class) Learn about design options, planning for the season, organic strategies and other topics. Registration required. James B. McNulty Greenhouse, 200 Arthur Ave., Scranton. PurpleStride Northeastern PA, Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. ($10-$30) Proceeds benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, 3 W. Olive St., Scranton. Indoor Flea Market and Bake Sale, Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefits Hawley Fire Department. Hawley Fire Department, 17 Columbus Ave. 570-226-9820 or Vineyards by the Viaduct Wine Festival, Saturday, June 8, noon to 6 p.m. ($15 advance/$25 at gate/$5 designated driver) Features 10 wineries and music by the Mace in Dickson Band. Rain or shine. Nicholson Carnival Grounds. 570-942-4578 or Gap Con! The Water Gap Comic Book Fest, Sunday, June 9, 10 a.m. ($3) Collectibles feature vendors, artists, writers, costume groups and crafts. Mount Bethel Fire Hall, 2341 N. Delaware Drive. 609-242-7756 or Classical Guitar Plays Spain, South America the Movies and More, Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m. (Donations accepted) Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or

Queer Night Out, Sunday, June 9, 7:30 p.m. Cohosted by Queer NEPA and Black Scranton. Headliners are Karen Smith and Wit Lpez. There also be performances by acoustic soul music duo Lotus, poet Maria Reyes and comedian Angelia Petrillo. Act Out Theatre, 150 E. Grove St., Dunmore. Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon annual Banquet, Wednesday, June 12, 6 p.m. ($37 adults/$30 children 12 and younger) Features beer and wine, soft drinks, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres table, buffet style dinner, dessert buffet, 50/50 drawing and GWVAS Marketplace. Reserve by Monday, June 3. Make checks payable to GWVAS and mail to: GWVAS Annual Banquet, P.O. Box 535, Dallas, PA. Appletree Terrace, 4 Newberry Estate, Dallas. Pittston Kiwanis Club’s 34 annual Golf Tournament, Friday, June 14, 11:30 a.m. ($75) Registration begins at 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit Pittston YMCA and Kiwanis youth programs. For information, call Don Shearer, 570357-9144; Sal Bernardi, 570-820-8459; or Ron Faust, 570-814-7157\. Emanon Country Club, 543 Old State Road, Falls. Walk for the Dietrich, Saturday, June 15, 7:45 a.m. Sign-ups, 7:45; walk starts, 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Wyoming County Cultural Center. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 570-996-1500 or Yoga Hike on the D&H Rail-Trail, Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m. D&H Rail Trailhead, Route 171, Simpson. $5 donation for yoga. 570-785-7245 or Peace Meal, Saturday, June 15, noon. Potluck will have henna by Diksha Rajiv and music by DJ Gordo. Hazleton One Community Center, 225 East 4th Street, Hazleton. Please see Calendar, Page 26

Free Will Astrology BY ROB BREZSNY ARIES (March 21-April 19): According to humorist Dave Barry, “The method of learning Japanese recommended by experts is to be born as a Japanese baby and raised by a Japanese family, in Japan.” As you enter an intensely educational phase of your astrological cycle, I suggest you adopt a similar strategy toward learning new skills and mastering unfamiliar knowledge and absorbing fresh information. Immerse yourself in environments that will efficiently and effectively fill you with the teachings you need. A more casual, slapdash approach just won’t enable you to take thorough advantage of your current opportunities to expand your repertoire. TAURUS (April 20-May 20): I think it’s time for a sacred celebration: a blow-out extravaganza filled with reverence and revelry, singing and dancing, sensual delights and spiritual blessings. What is the occasion? After all these eons, your lost love has finally returned. And who exactly is your lost love? You! You are your own lost love! Having weaved and wobbled through countless adventures full of rich lessons, the missing part of you has finally wandered back. So give yourself a flurry of hugs and kisses. Start planning the jubilant hoopla. And exchange ardent vows, swearing that you’ll never be parted again. GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The Louvre in Paris is the world’s biggest art museum. Over 35,000 works are on display, packed into 15 acres. If you wanted to see every piece, devoting just a minute to each, you would have to spend eight hours a day there for many weeks. I bring this to your attention, Gemini, because I suspect that now would be a good time for you to treat yourself to a marathon gaze-fest of art in the Louvre—or any other museum. For that matter, it’s a favorable phase to gorge yourself on *any* beauty *anywhere* that will make your soul freer and smarter and happier. You will thrive to the degree that you absorb a profusion of grace, elegance, and loveliness.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): “All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful,” wrote author Flannery O’Connor. I think that’s an observation worth considering. But I’ve also seen numerous exceptions to her rule. I know people who have eagerly welcomed grace into their lives even though they know that its arrival will change them forever. And amazingly, many of those people have experienced the resulting change as tonic and interesting, not primarily painful. In fact, I’ve come to believe that the act of eagerly welcoming change-inducing grace makes it more likely that the changes will be tonic and interesting. Everything I’ve LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): During summers in just said will especially apply to you in the comthe far northern land of Alaska, many days ing weeks. have twenty hours of sunlight. Farmers take advantage of the extra photosynthesis by SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): There’s a cergrowing vegetables and fruits that are bigger tain problem that has in my opinion occupied and sweeter than crops grown further south. too much of your attention. It’s really rather During the Alaska State Fair every August, trivial in the big picture of your life, and you can find prodigies like doesn’t deserve to suck up so much of your 130-pound cabbages and attention. I suspect you will soon see things my 65-pound cantaloupes. I way, and take measures to suspect you’ll express a move on from this energy comparable fertility and sink. Then you’ll be free to productiveness during the focus on a more interestcoming weeks, Leo. You’re ing and potentially proprimed to grow and create d u c t ive d i l e m m a — a with extra verve. So let me twisty riddle that truly ask you a key question: to warrants your loving which part of your life do you want to dedicate attention. As you work to that bonus power? solve it, you will reap rewards that will be useful and enduring. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s time for you to reach higher and dig deeper. So don’t SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Author be a mere tinkerer nursing a lukewarm inter- Hélène Cixous articulated a poetically rigorous est in mediocre stories and trivial games. Be a approach to love. I’ll tell you about it, since in strategic adventurer in the service of exalted my astrological opinion you’re entering a stories and meaningful games. In fact, I feel phase when you’ll be wise to upgrade and strongly that if you’re not prepared to go all refine your definitions of love, even as you the way, you shouldn’t go upgrade and refine your practice of love. at all. Either give everyHere’s Cixous: “I want to thing you’ve got or else love a person freely, keep it contained for now. including all her secrets. Can you handle one furI want to love in this perther piece of strenuous son someone she doesn’t advice, my dear? I think know. I want to love outyou will thrive as long as side the law: without you don’t settle for busijudgment. Without ness as usual or pleasure imposed preference. as usual. To claim the Does that mean outside maximum vitality that’s available, you’ll morality? No. Only this: need to make exceptions to at least some of without fault. Without false, without true. I your rules. want to meet her between the words, beneath language.” CANCER (June 21-July 22): In my astrological opinion, you now have a mandate to exercise your rights to free speech with acute vigor. It’s time to articulate all the important insights you’ve been waiting for the right moment to call to everyone’s attention. It’s time to unearth the buried truths and veiled agendas and ripening mysteries. It’s time to be the catalyst that helps your allies to realize what’s real and important, what’s fake and irrelevant. I’m not saying you should be rude, but I do encourage you to be as candid as is necessary to nudge people in the direction of authenticity.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Capricorn author Henry Miller wrote that his master plan was “to remain what I am and to become more and more only what I am—that is, to become more miraculous.” This is an excellent strategy for your use. The coming weeks will be a favorable time to renounce any tendency you might have to compare yourself to anyone else. You’ll attract blessings as you wean yourself from imagining that you should live up to the expectations of others or follow a path that resembles theirs. So here’s my challenge: I dare you to become more and more only what you are— that is, to become more miraculous.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): London’s British Museum holds a compendium of artifacts from the civilizations of many different eras and locations. Author Jonathan Stroud writes that it’s “home to a million antiquities, several dozen of which were legitimately come by.” Why does he say that? Because so many of the museum’s antiquities were pilfered from other cultures. In accordance with current astrological omens, I invite you to fantasize about a scenario in which the British Museum’s administrators return these treasures to their original owners. When you’re done with that imaginative exercise, move on to the next one, which is to envision scenarios in which you recover the personal treasures and goodies and powers that you have been separated from over the years.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): “I hate it when people tell me that I should ‘get out of my comfort zone,’” writes Piscean blogger Rosespell. “I don’t even have a comfort zone. My discomfort zone is pretty much everywhere.” I have good news for Rosespell and all of you Pisceans who might be inclined to utter similar testimony. The coming weeks will feature conditions that make it far more likely than usual that you will locate or create a *real* comfort zone you can rely on. For best results, cultivate a vivid expectation that such a sweet development is indeed possible.

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Main St., Carbondale Real Estate Approximately 2,200 Sq. Ft. First Floor. New electrical, heating and central air units. Meets A.D.A. Code, 2nd Floor Apartment, 1,400 Sq. Ft. Includes 10 space parking lot. $250,000 570-282-2858

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PRIVATE ART COLLECTION Works by Picasso, Renoir, and VanGogh, etc., all with certificates of authenticity at Gallery prices. (Wholesale prices for sales between art dealers) Call 570-341-6916 (Scranton)


Antique oak pedestal table with extensions & 6 chairs $1,500. Antique French Provincial armoire $1,100. Ethan Allen sleigh trundle bed – cream color with bunkie board $1,200. Ethan Allen 6 piece wall unit with desk, 3 bases & 3 bookshelves, cream colored $2,950. Antique reupholstered chaise lounge $700. Ethan Allen iron & glass coffee table $700. Coach, Michael Kors & Dooney & Bourke handbags – brand new - $75 - $300. Sabika jewelry – womens high custom - $25 - $150 per piece. Please call and leave a message and call will be returned as soon as possible. Serious inquires only. Negotiable pricing. 570-575-3292


for possible pole building or large residential project. Jems-Pella-Anderson all $150 negotiable. 48X48, 48x53, 88x75, 7'x61, 30x72, 34 x 8ft, 40x63, 76x65, 6x66, 6x62, 72x93, Triple 5 units crank-outs 21x26, 6x6, 2ftx42, 5'x6', 48x72, 6'x86, 80x69, round tops 40x48, 38x46, 36x70, 30x72, 30x74, 69x60, 71x30, 32x62, 12x7, 32x54, 48x94, 48x88, 48x90, 67x66.5, 6'x6', 68x82, 6x86, 36x72, 64x88, picture windows 32x64, 28x36, 32x34, 48x60, 4x6, 32x64, 76x76, 5x5, 4x4 8 units 66x75 (4) units, 6x6, 36x69, 36x64, 26x65 (2) units. Anderson Slider 6'wx8”H with screen new 3 units $300 each. 30 x 8” (4) units Entrance Door 64x82 with SD lights and road top 36 full view stain glass door $350. (4) full view 34” glass pre-hung $50 each. (2) 36x8ft, slab door $50 each. (2) 36” oak 15 lite French door $100 each. (50) hollow core many sizes $30 negotiable (30) solid cove pre-hung many sizes $50 negotiable – slab door without frames, many styles & sizes (100)doors $25 each negotiable. Sherman William Paint 1 gallon cans, $10 per gallon. (75) gallons white or off white. (60) gallons light & medium tan. (50) gallons grey & greens. (30) gallons water base premium. (25) gallons brown. (75) gallon exterior – many colors. (40) gallons Industrial water base enamels. (40) gallons protective marine coating oil base. (50) gallons semi-glass water base and many other colors. (20) gallon oil base semi0gloss. (60) gallon deck, concrete & house stain. (15) gallon Faux Impression texture paint. 5 gallon pails (40) pails finish stucco $40 each. (50) 5 gallon pails masonry – primer-interior-exterior many colors $50 per all. Sherman Williams miscellaneous items (2) steel work bench 4'x6' with sorter $75 each, Black Beauty and basting sand 4 bags $100. All Beker scaffold like new $300. Granite counter (2) 2' x 4” $40 each. Pallet lift $100. 6” DUC rubber slip lifting approximately 150 – approximately 150 glue PUC fitting drain 8” to 15” for large commercial jobs $500. All 5x10-5x12 Formica sheets-50 per sheet. Champion paper cutter, 3 phase $500 negotiable. 570-937-4055

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FOOD EQUIPMENT: POS Register Complete System (DinerWare)$1,250 (retail $3,200); Laminated Retail/Food Commercial Counters (1) -70L with glass petition-$650(retail $1,475), (1) – 70L - $375 (retail $1,100), (2)-48L-$325 each (retail $975 each); Batter Filler Depositor Machine with accessories (EDHARD) - $3,250 (retail $7,000); PhotoCake IV Cake Decorating System $900 (retail $2,200);Cupcake Tower Display Stand(2)-$30 each (retail $70 each); White/Ivory Fiberglass Display Trays (50)- $5 each(retail $12 each); Commercial 24 Cup Muffin/Cupcake Baking Pans(Chicago Metallic) (16)-$35 each (retail $80 each); Clear Food Storage Box with lid, 18"x26"x3 ½"(CAMBRO) (50)-$15 each (retail $35 each); ½ Sheet Baking Pans (MagicLine)(30)-$9 each (retail $24 each); Cabinet Storage Box 28x18x31(GLADIATOR)- $95 (retail $220); ALL ARE NEW CONDITION AND NEGOTIABLE! Call, text or leave a message 570-877-5317 (Scranton, PA)


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FROM PAGE 20 33rd annual William J. Jordon, M.D., Memorial Swing for Sight Golf Tournament, Monday, June 17. Glen Oak Country Club, 250 Oakford Road, Clarks Summit. 570-587-7615 or swing-for-sight/. Queer Coffee Klatch, Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m. Adezzo, 515 Center St., Scranton. Game Night, Thursday, June 20, 6 p.m. Offers all kinds of games, from board games to card games to brain games. The Cooperage, 1030 Main St., Honesdale. Donations accepted. 570-253-2020 or Second annual Catholic Women’s Conference Refresh Your Faith, Saturday, June 22, 8 a.m. Features keynote speaker Theresa Tomeo with Jill Metz and Sister Mercy Marie as well as musicians, His Own. Mass, 8:45 a.m. with Bishop Joseph Bambera. University of Scranton, 800 Linden St., Scranton. Prices vary. 570574-1332 or Inaugural West Pittston History Day, Sunday, June 23, 1 to 5 p.m. Residents are asked to bring old photos, slides, report cards and memorabilia that they think will contribute to continuing the legacy of West Pittston’s history. Scanners will be available on site and all photos and items will be returned that day. West Pittston Public Library, 200 Exeter Ave., West Pittston. 570-654-9847 or Harveys Lake Sunset Beach Association Open House, Sunday, June 23, 2 to 4 p.m. (Free) Performance by Stephen Perillo and the Followers Band. Open house features food, vendors, craft and live music. Sunset Beach, 110 Lakeside Drive, Harveys Lake. 570-899-2264. Mini Earth Camp, Wednesday, June 26 through

Friday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ($75 or pay-what-you wish) Meals are provided and features crafts, games and activities. Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Dalton. 570-7632908 or Reach Cyber Charter School Information Session, Wednesday, June 26, 6:30 p.m. Attend free information session for families interested in learning more about the online program and individualized approach to education. Hilton Scranton and Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. Growing Great Blueberries, Saturday, June 29, 9 to 11 a.m. Penn State Master Gardeners of Wayne County teach participants how to properly plant, maintain and nourish backyard blueberries. Paupack Blueberry Farm, 184 Gumbletown Road, Paupack.

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Advice Goddess BY AMY ALKON Harsh conditions can reveal a person’s true character Tents situation I read in Bon Appetit about this woman who takes all her dates to Olive Garden to see whether they judge her when she pockets all the leftover breadsticks. OK, whatever. But what I wanna see is whether somebody’s a good person. What kind of dates do you suggest for determining a potential boyfriend’s character and values? — Concerned Woman People often say you can discover a person’s true character from how they treat the waiter. And sure, rudeness to a waiter is a red flag, but it isn’t like we easily identify the sociopaths among us because they summon the server referee-style, by blowing a whistle. It helps to consider the roots of good behavior — moral behavior, that is: why people are good to other people. Evolutionary cognitive scientists Dan Sperber and Nicolas Baumard explained that “people may behave morally because they intrinsically value doing so — a genuine moral reason — or in order to gain the approval of others.” But there’s a complication: We all care about our reputation and doing things that put us in the best light, which is to say both the worst people and the best people behave better when they know they’re being watched. A person’s true character will come out over time. But there’s a way to speed up the dirtbag detection process: observe a person’s behavior under harsh conditions. In other words, consider getting kidnapped and held hostage together by the

Albanian mob — or, if that’s a little impractical for you, go camping or even just hike some challenging trail. When the chips are down (like if you get injured), that’s when you see: Is he there for you, or is he the type to leave you to die in the wilderness? “I’d totally make a tourniquet for you, but this is a $400 Burberry shirt. Good luck!”

Pimp my rite My boyfriend dumped me and moved out of our place. I’m on the lease and can’t afford to break it, but it still feels like “our place,” and that’s making it hard to move on. My hippie friend said I should burn sage or light a candle and do a “letting go” meditation. Umm, OK. Can you please explain how rituals like this are bogus and unscientific so I can get her off my back? — Annoyed As I see it, lingering emotional distress like yours requires serious intervention — like sacrificing a goat on the coffee table. (Possibly two, if one doesn’t get ‘er done.) Just kidding about the goats — but only because you’d have to hire crime scene cleaners afterward, which could get seriously pricey. Research by Harvard Business School’s Michael I. Norton, among others, actually finds that rituals — symbolic activities we do with some goal in mind — seem to help us feel better: less negative, less anxious and more in control. Amazingly, this is even true for ritual-doers who don’t believe in the rituals — who think

they’re idiotic, embarrassing, and pointless. Annoyingly, researchers aren’t quite sure why rituals have this effect on us. My guess is that we confuse the real with the symbolic. Research by cognitive neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga suggests our mind is a master spin doctor, creating stories about our behavior that make us look consistent, rational and smart. And no sooner does it come up with those stories than it turns right around and believes them. In short, our mind is under the impression that we’re not stupid — that if we do something, we must have a good reason. In other words, your friend is on to something — and you might use this to get her onto another thing: a ladder in your living room. I suggest a painting ritual — painting over your old life (in stylin’ new hues, of course) to transform the house you shared with your ex into a colorful new home of your own. Per the research on ritual, ceremony would be an essential part of this — including explicitly calling what you’re doing a “ritual” and saying a few words, the way you would at a funeral. Admittedly, this ritual will probably seem seriously silly while you’re doing it, but you can just choose to buy into it and have a good time. While you’re at it, give your friend some props. She was on the right track in helping you rid your home of the Ghost of Boyfriend Past — despite suggesting burning a small bunch of cooking herbs when it probably seemed nothing short of arson would do the job.

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“E’s Here!”--grid only, though. ACROSS 1 ___ out a living (got by) 5 KFC drumsticks, basically 9 Half a cartoon duo with a platypus 13 Matt’s “Wild Things” costar 14 Didn’t do it right 16 Actor Omar of “Almost Christmas” 17 Form an opinion 18 Pupil, in Paris 19 Handbook info 20 “Finding Dory” star 23 “Dr. Mario” and “Duck Hunt” platform 24 Quattro minus uno 25 School tasks using Scantrons 28 Big buy for suds 31 K-pop group with a 2019 Grammy nomination 33 “Lucky Man” prog rock trio, for short 34 “Tommy” song on day two of Woodstock 39 “___ Griffin’s Crosswords” (20072008 show) 41 Gallup poll finding 42 TV cook Paula 43 HOF Brooklyn shortstop with uniform no. 1 46 Physics unit of work 47 “Chicago” lyricist 48 Promgoing kids, for short 49 Poly finish 51 21___ (Shaq’s foot stat) 53 180° from WSW

54 Hashtag post that’s always apt 62 WWF’s “Hitman” Hart 63 War of 1812 pact city 64 Raison d’___ 65 “Wordplay” and “Simpsons” crossword guy with Will 66 Bob who did “Hollywood Nights” 67 Russo of “Tin Cup” 68 “Compás” point 69 In ___ (actually) 70 Toboggan DOWN 1 Conclusion, in Koln 2 Boat bottom 3 Bus-jumping stunt cyclist, casually 4 Folk/country musician Iris 5 City not far from Kingston upon Hull 6 Oil tycoon Halliburton 7 “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” kid 8 Golf pro who won post-Fuzzy 9 Dug around, with “out” 10 Olympics sword 11 D&D and similar campaign pursuits 12 Flimflams, for short 15 Auto body flaw 21 Loch for cryptozoologists 22 Kathryn of “Oz” and “L&O: C.I.” 25 Mall Santa job or sub at work, say 26 Robt. ___ (Civil War fig.) 27 Buying outing 28 TV cook Graham and family 29 Abu Dhabi VIP (var.) 30 Mutation factors 32 Bad driving condition 35 July and August, to Balzac

36 Gps. that assist putting out conflagrations 37 Nothing but 38 RPI grad’s abbr. 40 Car also known as a Bug 44 Hairstylist known for cowboy hats 45 Throat doc that also works in ophthalmology 50 Conduits found in “TMNT” 52 Ovoids in a carton 53 ___ nous 54 “So ___ to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy” (Kipling) 55 Not horiz. 56 Syngman ___ of 1950s Asian politics 57 Brain activity monitors 58 Suffix for carbon compounds, plural 59 Child star who was Damian in “Millions” 60 Grayish-brown aquatic bird 61 Angry, with “off” 62 MIT study topic including hospitals, diagnostics and MRIs


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