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contents AUGUST 2012

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Summer Lovin’! Get a glimpse of real Northeast PA weddings, and discover style tips.

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Get Engaging Photos Dos and Don’ts from an expert photographer

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Guide to down-home celebrations in Northeast PA!

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Back to School See the back-to-school shopping list with items you’ll actually love to buy!

Ready To Rock? What you need to know before you buy a diamond.

Fairs & Festivals

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Northeast PA Economy

Awesome August! Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!

Bank president comments on the region’s financial institutions

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Home Sweet Home Find residential communities and remodeling advice.

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Pet Corner Who’s the cutest of them all? Vote in the Pet of the Month contest.

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Made in PA Discover treasures made in the Keystone State!

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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, I always enjoy reading your magazine; as a matter of fact, I will be using it this July as a guide to planning trips for my cousin Sanja.This will be her first time in America! She is from my homeland of Croatia. I told her many wonderful things can be done and seen here in NEPA. –Suzana Russian, Carbondale Twp. Dear Happenings, Wonderful job on the article on Tom and Betty White (July 2012). Many employers in our area will tell you, the biggest obstacle they have to overcome is a negative attitude communicated by management regarding NEPA. As you can see from Tom and Betty White’s insight, Northeastern PA is a wonderful place to live and work.Thanks for helping spread the word. –Michele Neary, (via email) Dear Happenings, What a wonderful cover photo (July 2012)! That's my wife and I sailing Lake Wallenpaupack on our 26 foot "Odyssey." We are members of the Paupack Sailing Club. I am the chair of the JD Kearney Charity Regatta (August 12), named after one of our members’ (John Kearney) son. He lost his life trying to rescue a friend in the Arizona desert in 1998. Each year we have a fundraiser race for a local charity, with rescue in mind. Past recipients have been fire departments, dive teams, ski rescue, etc.This year we chose the American Red Cross Wayne Pike chapter. All funds are to stay local and may not be used for salaries. –Stef Seeuwen, (via email)

CORRECTION: The article, “Around New York’s Finger Lakes” (July 2012) misidentified the West End Gallery. The business is located at 12 West Market Street in Corning, NY. www.WestEndGallery.net We regret the error. –ED 4

Publisher Managing Editor Art Director Associate Art Director

Paula Rochon Mackarey Barbara Toolan Lisa M. Ragnacci Peter Salerno

Administrative Assistant

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Associate Editor

Erika A. Bruckner

Editorial Assistant Account Representatives

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Melissa Sanko Ken Chergosky Rosemary Nye Jane Preate Annette Profera Lucille Sassi John Favini Camille Karam Elizabeth Mirarchi Lindsey Myers

On the Cover: Kathleen Mary Dubill & Bryan Robertson Bradford on their July 2011 wedding day. Cover Photo: Jennifer Cody of Egomedia Photography Published Monthly. 350,000 copies annually. ©2012 HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any process except with written permission.

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FROM THE ASSOCIATE EDITOR Dear Readers,

Local is in. Supporting local businesses… eating local foods… there’s a growing trend in showing local love! Fortunately, Northeast PA has plenty of shops and farmstands to satisfy this local-centric movement! Happenings has been dedicated to showing the love for local businesses for over 40 years, and the pages of this issue are once again packed with one-of-a-kind finds that make this region unique! Along with the local movement, it seems people everywhere are going back to the days of homemade dinners, homegrown foods and hometown shops. Some are doing it to save money, promote jobs or to invest in the local economy. Some are doing it to encourage sustainability, maximize freshness and reduce transportation pollution. Whatever the reason, I love the simplicity and unity this trend is creating! It’s interesting to see how old-time practices are being reborn in this digital age as the global generation

remembers the importance of small-town neighborhoods. We Google gardening tips and find solutions for household challenges on Pinterest. We locate farm markets via iPhones and cook from scratch using recipes from our favorite blogs. Craigslist and Freecycle provide online outlets to sell or give items to neighbors.“Cash mobs” that spend money at a designated local business are organized via Twitter and texts. Facebook groups encourage money-saving, wastereducing and community-unifying practices. NEPA Swappers is one such group that shares home-grown and homemade foods. My Five Favorite Ways to Go Local This Month: Visit a farmers market and try a new food. Ask the farmer how to prepare it. Shop for meaningful gifts at a locally owned store. You’ll likely find great service and sometimes special extras like complimentary gift wrapping! Read labels. Put down the “made in China” goods and purposefully buy items made in America (or better yet, made in PA… see pages 90-92)! Taste the local flavor! Break free from the chain and choose a home-cooked meal at a local restaurant (get ideas on pages 76-77)! Save on gas, and explore your backyard like a tourist! Visit the Everhart Museum and Electric City Trolley Museum; spend a day at Sno Cove; go to a street festival or fair (find one on page 94)! Join the local-motion and discover the fantastic ways to support the Northeast PA community with ideas from this issue!

Hometown Proud,

My daughter Gianella gets an early start discovering local foods in the garden. August 2012

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5th Lithuanian Heritage Day, PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton. Noon-5 p.m. 963-4804.

Water Walkers, Sno Cove, Moosic. 969-7669.

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The Peach Festival, Toyota Pavilion & Sno Cove, Montage Mtn., Moosic.

74th Annual Montour-DeLong Community Fair, fairgrounds, Danville.Through Sat. 437-2178.

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Kelly Clarkson & The Fray, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000.

Gridiron for Gals, Tuscarora Wayne Community Rm, Wyalusing. 746-4922.

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John Philip Sousa Anniversary Concert, Delaware Ave., Delaware Water Gap. 6:30 p.m. 424-1266.

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John Anthony Gilvey, Author of “It Started in Scranton…” Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton.7 p.m. 344-1111.

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Live Jazz on the Deck, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Old Home Week, Main St., Forest City.Through Sun. 785-3800.

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160th Allentown Fair, fairgrounds, Allentown.Through Sat. 610-433-7541

August is American Adventures Month Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month American Indian Heritage Month National Peach Month

150th Annual Wayne County Fair, fairgrounds, Honesdale.Through Aug. 11. waynecountyfair.com

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Pioneer Nights, downtown Carbondale.Through Sat. 282-4044.

Pittston Tomato Festival, downtown Pittston. Through Sun. 655-1424.

Championship Rodeo, Malibu Dude Ranch, Milford. 7 p.m. 800-8MALIBU.

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Wally Lake Fest, throughout Hawley & Lake Wallenpaupack. Through Sun. 226-3141.

Cranberry Bog Walk, Monroe Co. Environmental Ed. Center, Stroudsburg. 10 a.m. 629-3061.

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33rd Annual Blueberry Festival, Village Green, Montrose. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Wildflower Music Festival,White Mills. 6 p.m. 253-5500.

18 Civil War Encampment, Eckley Miners’Village, Weatherly.Through Sun. 636-2070.

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BRIDAL GUIDE Kathleen Mary Dubill

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athleen believes she met Bryan at dinner in the fall of 1996; Bryan believes they met at Princeton graduation. They both agree they “re-met” at a mutual friend’s wedding, and they were engaged a year later. Bryan proposed in Philadelphia, at the site of their first date. An American Girl doll, a favorite of Katie’s from childhood, held the engagement ring as Brian got on one knee. They were married July 9, 2011 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Georgetown, Washington, D.C. The bride’s love of paper led her to emphasize wedding stationery. She painted a map in watercolors depicting travel routes to Washington D.C., using old maps and travel posters for inspiration. The painting appeared on her save-the-date cards, which she hand-addressed in calligraphy. The classic monogrammed invitations were completed with stamps that held historical and regional significance, such as Civil War stamps and a portrait of George Washington. The bride combined a classic style with personal favorites. She wore her mother’s 1970s wedding dress during the ceremony.

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BRIDAL GUIDE The groom, an amateur mixologist, created “The Bradford Special,” his own take on the “dark and stormy.” The father of the bride, Robert A. Dubill (right), retired executive editor of USA Today, grew up in Simpson, PA. His twin sister, Mary Ann Dubill Kalaha, resides in Dickson City, PA.

The bride chose a second dress for the reception, to comfortably dance to “Trouble Funk,” a go-go funk band with a sound unique to the region. The menu included steak and fried chicken, since the couple loves southern fare. continued on page 10


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BRIDAL GUIDE The historic Hay-Adams Hotel (pictured below) hosted 210 guests for the reception. The boutique hotel on Lafayette Square sits across from the White House and is one of Washington D.C.’s beloved landmarks. The Italian Renaissance-style hotel was built in the late 1920s. Famous guests have included Amelia Earhart, Sinclair Lewis, Ethel Barrymore and Charles Lindbergh. The hotel began a $20 million renovation and restoration in late 2001.The “Top of the Hay” event space was added in 2011, with panoramic views of landmarks such as the White House, Lafayette Park and St. John’s Church. Wedding guests enjoyed taking photos surrounded by the Washington D.C. skyline. Guests held sparklers around the hotel entrance to send off the newlyweds on their honeymoon to France, Russia and Vietnam. The bride owns a stationery and illustration company, Le Jambon Paperie; the groom is a Princeton University graduate and employed as a banker. They reside in San Francisco. –Erika A. Bruckner


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5 Tips for Fabulous Wedding Hair! Beauty Industry Experts Share Style Suggestions

ow Hair Studio owner Fran Kavulich has been in the fashion industry for over 50 years, and four stylists at her Scranton salon will be getting married this year! This fashion expert and these engaged ladies share their top hair tips for other brides-to-be!

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1. Bring in photos; your stylist will give you suggestions to achieve the look you want. 2. Always go for a trial (or several, if you aren’t sure about your look). Bring in your headpiece and your veil, if possible.

What Look Fits Your Wedding Personality? Choose Your Style from these Looks by Now Hair Studio in Scranton Formal: Choose a traditional and sleek up-do for the after-five ballroom affair

Trendy: Accessorize with bold, unexpected items, like this white-feather accent for trendsetting nuptials

3. Don’t hesitate to tell

Casual: Sweep back loose curls into a soft, tousled look as casually beautiful as your day

your stylist if you are unhappy or if you would like to change anything. They aren’t mind readers! And they genuinely want to make you happy!

4. Try not to stray too far from your own personal style. Avoid the “in-look” that won’t be trendy for long. Your photos will be around forever; you don’t want to regret a style that looks too dated.

Outdoor: Bring the whimsy of the garden into an intricate yet simple style that will hold up to the outside air

5. Work with a makeup artist to choose a look that will photograph well.

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BRIDAL GUIDE Natalie Marie Wilchinkski

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atalie and Kevin dated as college students and were engaged in 2010. They married August 20, 2011 at St. Ann’s Basilica in Scranton. The long aisle was draped with baby’s breath and white rose petals. The bride, who inherited a love of fashion from her Nana, wore a dress from New York’s famous Kleinfeld Bridal designed by Monique Lhuillier.

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Natalie had always dreamed of a glamorous and lavish wedding, complete with rose petals and candlelight. Kevin envisioned a wedding as… a circus! The two themes collided in their wedding “Kearnival!” The reception at Terraview at Stroudsmoor in Stroudsburg hosted 250 guests. Trumpeters and flame-throwing jugglers greeted

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everyone. Inside the candlelit, rose-petal adorned terrace guests enjoyed signature pink passion flirtinis and a live saxophone serenade. Outside, the lush flower gardens were filled with white balloons and “Kearnival” activities. A magician and a caricature artist entertained guests as they enjoyed lemon ice with giant straws. A miniature hurdy gurdy monkey named Sophie greeted guests in her finest wedding attire. Roasted nuts and fresh popcorn were labeled with the couple’s engagement picture and sayings,“NUTS for each other,” and “He POPPED the question, and she said yes,” respectively. continued on page 16

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BRIDAL GUIDE (Continued from Page 15) Edible escort-card cookies guided guests to tables. Hydrangeas and white roses completed the interior décor. The homemade fivetier, peaches-and-cream and peanut butter tort cake was embellished with Swarovski crystals, which was cut while Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” played. The dessert table also held a cannoli bar with a three-foot cannoli and Italian cookies. A 1920s-era cigar girl served cigars. Guests enjoyed a final snack of boxed chocolates and “Natalie & Kevin’s Elixir of Love,” which was white, chocolate and strawberry milk. The bride is a physician assistant and the owner and buyer of Runway Luxury Footwear. The groom is owner of Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc. They honeymooned in Spain and reside in Old Forge. –Erika A. Bruckner

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How to Prepare for the Big Day! Bridal Beauty Regimen Tips elly McCool, owner of Kelly McCool Salon Spa Electrolysis, knows style trends change quickly. She recommends that brides wait to choose a hair and makeup style until the wedding day is just a few weeks away.“I suggest working four weeks ahead of time,” says McCool.“When you come in for the consultation, we’ll discuss hair and makeup ideas according to your dress and headpiece.” She conducts a trial run for brides, where pictures are taken to make sure brides

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find the exact look they desire for the wedding day. Tips from Kelly McCool:

1. The bride and bridal party should get makeup and hair done professionally. 2. The bridal party should get their makeup done in the same color family, so the look is uniform. 3. Layer makeup and add a little shimmer, so it stays on all day and shows well in pictures. 4. The ladies should wear hair up, so it stays styled and prevents humidity from making it frizzy.

When a bridal party arrives in the morning at Kelly McCool Salon in Scranton, the salon closes to the public. The bridal party can arrive for a private style session and to enjoy coffee, tea and continental breakfast in the air-conditioned setting. Call 570-969-1705. –Melissa Sanko

Services For the Ladies: Manicure, pedicure, facials, waxing, makeup and electrolysis For the Men: Manicures, pedicure, waxing, haircuts and facials

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BRIDAL GUIDE Jessica Lisowski

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December 2009, Jessica joined her parents to see the Christmas light display at Nay Aug Park in Scranton. Justin was there on bended knee next to an eight-foot sign that read “Marry Me Jess” illuminated in lights. The couple married August 13, 2011 at Scranton’s Saint Ann’s Basilica. The bride carried a bouquet adorned with a vintage pearl brooch that once belonged to her great-

greatgrandmother; she wore an amethyst ring given to her by her late grandmother. The couple prepared their own vows. The couple’s style was evident everywhere– from the vintage Polaroid save-thedates to the custom programs, menus and place cards, all the way down to a personalized logo that lit up the dance floor. The bride even adorned her own wedding shoes with hundreds of Swarovski crystals. The reception for 150 guests was held at the at

the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.“Mr. & Mrs. Verrytinis” was the signature cocktail. To incorporate the groom’s musical background, guests signed an continued on page 22


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BRIDAL GUIDE (Continued from Page 20) old-fashioned LP record of the couple’s first dance song. The guestbook was displayed next to a restored 1964 Epiphone Coronet electric guitar once belonging to Justin’s father and presented as a gift to the groom. In honor of the bride’s late brother, Mark, the couple made a donation to the American Meningitis Foundation and gave their wedding guests wristbands to support the cause. The evening ended with guests being treated to a “Verry Sweet” candy buffet and ice cream sundaes. The bride is a special education teacher at New Story School. The groom is employed by Fedex Corporation. The newlyweds honeymooned on the Hawaiian islands of Maui and Kauai and currently reside in Scranton. –Erika A. Bruckner

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Dos and Don’ts of Engagement Photos

Tips from Allison Walburn Photography Photo by Ron Kaskus

ngagement photo sessions are a fantastic way to get to know a photographer before the wedding. The sessions are an opportunity to casually capture the couple in everyday life, in contrast to the milestone event photos of the wedding day.

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Photographer Allison Walburn has a decade of experience helping couples capture love and Photo by Allison Walburn

style through engagement photos. Her studio, Allison Walburn Photography (formerly Allison Bolcavage) is located in historic Tunkhannock. She says the engagement session helps couples become comfortable with what to expect.“I get the best results on the wedding day if the people, mostly the groom, have already met and worked with me prior to the wedding,” admits Walburn. She recommends the following dos and don’ts for the engagement session.

What to Wear Do wear something that makes you feel comfortable- your everyday style. If you’re not relaxed about the clothes you’re wearing, it will affect your self-image. Don’t wear spiky heels to an outdoor location. Do pick outfits you would wear on a date. You’ll look a

bit dressy but not so dressed up that you are uncomfortable. Don’t wear anything distracting like oversized jewelry, obnoxious prints or baseball caps. Exposing a lot of skin can also be distracting. Do bring simple props that help describe who you are as a couple. For example, if you spend time biking, bring bikes.

Where to Shoot Do choose locations that best fit your personality, a place where you can be comfortable and have fun. Don’t limit yourself. Walburn has a few “hot spots” around historic Tunkhannock where she can always count on capturing great pictures. However, she enjoys trying out new and exciting locations. She always has her eye out for something unique. continued on page 26

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(Continued from Page 24) Do think of locations that are special to you as a couple. Walburn typically recommends a location based on her subjects’ style and interest. Whom to Choose Do meet the photographer beforehand. If that’s not possible, have a lengthy phone conversation. Don’t choose a photographer if you have a personality conflict. You won’t be able to relax during the shoot. Choose a photographer you can naturally have a friendship with outside of a professional relationship. Do use the same photographer who will capture your wedding. Use the opportunity to help them get to know you before the big day, so they can better capture your personality. Don’t choose a photographer who is not open to unique ideas and creative flexibility. For more, call 570-561-3523 or visit www.BolcavagePhotography.com.

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BRIDAL GUIDE Kelly Flannery

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elly and Chris attended Scranton Preparatory School and Villanova University. They went through similar graduate school programs. However, since they were five years apart in age, they never met until friends introduced them years later! Their first date was at Farley’s in Scranton; they returned to the site on their wedding day on October 15, 2011 to take pictures. The date was carefully chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the bride’s grandparents (and to coordinate with an off-day on the Notre Dame Football schedule)!

Kelly studied for many years with Ballet Theatre of Scranton and the Civic Ballet Company. In honor of her love of classical ballet, her father walked her down the aisle of St. Ann’s Basilica in Scranton to Tchaikovsky’s, “Nutcracker Pas de Deux.” The bride wore a Vera Wang design recreated by bridal designer, Carol Fanucci, who has been making family members’ wedding dresses for over 15 years. It took more than eight months to design


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BRIDAL GUIDE and create in duchess satin and lace. A custom-made mantilla with French lace completed the traditional, vintage look. All 11 nieces and nephews were in the bridal party. The father of the groom, who passed away eight weeks before the wedding, was honored during the wedding Mass and in the program. The reception at the Country Club of Scranton hosted 250 guests. With Kelly’s background in ballet and Chris’ love for free-style dance, music was the highlight of the celebration. The newlyweds changed into dancing shoes– the groom in blackand-white wingtips, and the bride in Badgley Mischka heels– to perform their choreographed first dance. New York Citycontinued on page 30

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BRIDAL GUIDE (Continued from Page 29) based Hank Lane Productions, the same company who played at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, provided entertainment. A classical pianist played during cocktail hour, followed by a nine-piece band. A dessert buffet featured a sundae station, mini cakes and other sweet treats all set in front of a French patisserie scene hand-painted by the uncle of the bride. The backdrop now hangs in the couple’s home. The bride is employed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch; the groom is the Scranton City Treasurer. They honeymooned in Hawaii and now split time between New –Erika A. Bruckner York City and Scranton.

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Suzanne and Christian were engaged on Christmas Eve 2009. They married June 18, 2011 at St. Ann’s Basilica in Scranton.

The non-conventional bridal shower was a 1920s-style murder mystery-themed dinner party with a sweet ending– a candy buffet! The bride walked down the aisle in navy blue heels, a dress from the Aire Barcelona Collection and a cathedral length veil studded with rhinestones. Her bouquet, made of white peonies, heritage roses and fiddle fern, was completed with an amulet given to her by her late grandmother.

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BRIDAL GUIDE After the ceremony, the bridal party went to Montdale Farm Dairy, a favorite destination of the bride’s family since childhood. They posed for pictures and, of course, ate ice cream! They rejoined 75 guests for a reception at the Mondale Country Club where strings of lights illuminated the dome. The bride made signs to hang on the back of the newlyweds’ chairs that read,“Bride” and “Groom.” Special bottles of red and white wine from the groom’s family continued on page 34

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winery in Virginia were placed on each table for guests to enjoy. The groom’s cake was a replica of Christian’s iPhone to honor his love of technology. Guests took home individual strawberry shortcake cupcakes. They held sparklers as the bride and groom departed on their honeymoon cruise and stay in Puerto Rico. Suzanne is a language arts teacher; Christian owns and operates WenzelPPC LTD. They recently moved to Florida. –Erika A. Bruckner

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Ready to ROCK? What to Know Before Buying an Engagement Ring he’s dreamed about her engagement ring for years. To fulfill all of her diamond-ring dreams, he should brush up on the subject before he gets down on one knee! Dennis Nye, coowner of Nye Jewelers in Dickson City, says it’s easy for some to focus on the ring’s setting while overlooking the sparking star of the piece– the diamond. With 37 years of experience in the jewelry industry, Nye shares some tips for choosing a diamond. The International Diamond Grading System rates stones based on the four Cs of a stone so customers can understand what they’re buying.

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Seeking Sparkle? The first “C” stands for “cut,” which determines the sparkle, or brilliance of a stone. Simply put, the more facets, or number of flat surfaces on the diamond, the more sparkle! According to Nye, ideal cut diamonds are the best cut. Ideal is a round diamond cut to exact proportions with mathematically proven symmetry. “With 58 facets, it produces 36

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Color by Letters Since color tinting found in most diamonds is caused by impurities, the less color, the higher the value. Each diamond is assigned a rating from D to Z, with D being white and Z being yellow. Nye recommends staying near the high whites by choosing a stone with a rating between D and J. These stones are colorless or near colorless.“The untrained eye is incapable of making the color evaluations that can affect the value of a stone immensely,” he explains. At Nye Jewelers, the color of each diamond is determined by comparing it to our authenticated “master diamonds.” HappeningsMagazinePA.com

Ready for a Close-Up! Because diamonds form deep within the earth under extreme heat and pressure, they often contain unique birthmarks. These blemishes, called inclusions, range from those visible to the eye to those seen under ten-time magnification. They’re rated from flawless to obvious inclusions. Most diamonds fall within the VS (very slightly included) or SI (slightly included) range.

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(Continued from Page 36) equal to 0.2 grams, about the same weight as a paperclip. It takes an average of 250 tons of ore to get one raw diamond. Only one in one million of those is one carat in size or greater. The value of a two-carat diamond is not simply double the value of a one-carat diamond. Because they are so rare, the larger the diamond, the more expensive. Also, two stones of equal weight can vary widely in price because of quality differences of the other “Cs.” Nye explains, “A smaller diamond may actually be more beautiful than a larger stone with inferior cut, clarity, color or presence.”

Other Expert Tips Certificate stones are stones graded and certified by either the Gemological Institute of America or the European Gemological Laboratory. Nye says many customers choose these diamonds, so they are sure of what they’re getting. He recommends independently owned jewelers that have a proven, established business. As a locally owned and operated jewelry store,

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Fun Fact! The largest diamond ever found was the Cullinan Diamond, discovered in South Africa in 1905. Weighing in at 3,106.75 carats, the stone was then cut into 106 diamonds of near flawless color and clarity. Some of those diamonds include The Great Star of Africa,The Lesser Star of Africa and stones featured in the British Crown Jewels.

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Traditionally, as a gesture of gratitude for their love and support, the bridal party is presented with gifts from the bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner prior to the wedding. The bride and groom also exchange gifts to be worn on the day of the wedding to create sentimental heirlooms. Tom Ciccotti of Ciccotti’s Jewel Case Jewelers says the groom typically gives diamonds, while the bride gives cuff links or a watch

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reative. Fun. Whimsical. That’s how Angela Shelton Kail and Karl Kail describe their relationship. They met at a coffee shop in Del Mar, CA when they were 15. When she moved across country and then to Paris, they lost touch. When a high-school friend reconnected the pair years later,“sparks were flying like they did when we were 15,” says Angela. She moved from Los Angeles to be with him in Montrose, PA. They were married on June 9, 2012. Karl writes, takes photographs and sets his telescope on the sky. Angela, who traded her Prada for Carhartt, is writing her fifth novel and has a children’s book hitting shelves this year. For this couple, the standard wedding rings just wouldn’t do. They set out to customdesign their wedding jewelry to match their creative flair. They went to Wisnosky Jewelers in Tunkhannock, a 46

family-owned business that specializes in designing and creating custom pieces. Mike and Jason Wisnosky, father and son jewelry experts, helped the Kails design custom rings using a computeraided design system, which

honor Karl’s star expertise, they envisioned a cluster of stars as the ring. They asked Jason Wisnosky to emulate a round feeling instead of using the Angela and Karl on their classic prong wedding day (above) and as setting.“We 15-year-old high school loved worksweethearts (left). ing with Photo by: Alana Davis Photography Mike and Jason at Wisnosky's,” admits allowed Kail.“I'm hooked on my them to virring, and I want another to tually see the stack on it with slight variapieces they envisioned. tions on diamond size (a.k.a. bigger)!”They plan to Angela’s ring holds 22 blue, green and white dia- see everyone at Wisnosky Jewelers again when they monds that are set in two rows and encircled in plat- need a piece to celebrate special anniversaries and inum. They chose that number since Karl was born monumental events. For more, visit on the 22nd. Green, www.Wisnosky.com, or call Angela’s favorite color, and 570-836-5754. blue represent,“love from –Erika A. Bruckner the ground to the sky.”To HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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Their Communities In 2011, the Pennsylvania Bankers Association collected information from the banks in our state. The data indicates that Pennsylvania banks donated close to $300 million to Pennsylvania charities and non-profit organizations during 2011. The data also showed that employees of Pennsylvania banks volunteered almost two million hours of community service within their local markets.

he last four years have proven to be very difficult for our national and regional economy. The collapse of the housing market, high unemployment and volatile fuel prices have placed tremendous strain on our area’s families, businesses and municipalities. Massive efforts have been implemented to reverse our economic slowdown. The Federal Reserve committed to keep rates low, making it more affordable for consumers and businesses to borrow money. The Federal government implemented a major stimulus package and extended unemployment benefits in an effort to stabilize consumer spending. Just as our economy begins to show signs of improvement, concerns of the European liquidity crisis spreading to the United States have caused some companies to pull back on their expansion plans. Vital to economic development is a strong banking network. A bank’s role in stimulating economic activity is felt in three important areas: Providing Funding for Small Businesses “Small businesses are the primary source of employment in our region, and community banks are the primary source of funding for small businesses. Small companies are not normally able to access the capital markets through 48

investment banks. They typically go to community banks for commercial mortgages or lines of credit to fund business expansion or working capital. Craig a Banks are Large Michae nd l. Employers in NEPA The government’s FDIC and Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data indicates there are 17 community banks headquartered in our region and another 12 regional banks with branch networks in NEPA. These banks employ over 12,000 residents in our region. These employees, as well as the banks themselves, purchase the majority of their goods and services from our local economy.

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How Do Nursing Home Bills Get Paid? By Atty. James J. Gillotti, Certified Elder Law Attorney, Oliver, Price & Rhodes www.oprlaw.com There are four possible sources of payment for care provided to the resident of a skilled nursing facility. 1. Medicare will pay for room and board and services only if the resident is responding to therapy and if the admission followed a hospitalization of at least three days. Medicare pays for the first 20 days in full. After that, the resident pays a copay of $144.50 per day, which is usually covered by private health insurance (Medicare supplement). The maximum time period Medicare will pay for is 100 days or once the patient’s condition reaches a plateau. If a patient enters a nursing home without a hospitalization within 30 days before admission, Medicare will not pay any bills.

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funds. Since the cost of local nursing homes is usually between $6,000 and $7,500 per month, this expense has great impact on finances. 4. Medicaid pays for about 65 percent of nursing home residents in PA. There are strict financial eligibility rules; only persons with lim-

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ited resources qualify. Medicaid law includes a look-back period; transfers of assets made five years before applying for Medicaid will affect eligibility. However, the law also recognizes asset protection strategies to help persons who are "overresourced� to qualify, especially if the resident has a spouse living in the community. Because Medicaid is underfunded, the amount paid to a nursing home each month for a Medicaid recipient is significantly less than the private pay rate. The inadequacy of Medicaid payments is creating financial pressure on some nursing homes and may affect quality of care. Please Note: Medicaid eligibility rules are complicated. Obtaining advice from a knowledgeable and qualified professional is recommended.

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ottie Gentile from the Lackawanna Home Builders Association gives advice on projects that will add value to a home.

Kitchens Remodeling a kitchen is consistently on the top of the list of home improvements that add value to a home. Adding modern appliances and re-facing or replacing cabinets will give a kitchen a more modern look. Installing granite or quartz countertops add significant value to a remodeled kitchen.

Bathrooms Adding a spa tub, walk-in shower and appropriate flooring goes a long way toward increasing a home’s value. When renovating a bathroom, look to the future and install safety features like easy-entry showers and grab bars.

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areas to add windows or install patio doors to allow natural light to flood a room. Consider combining a kitchen, dining and living area into one large living space.

Flooring Flooring, since is occupies a great deal of square footage, adds value and visual appeal to a home. Hardwood floors are trending today. Ceramic tile is still a popular choice, and there are many new laminates on the market.

Home Offices With more people telecommuting, home offices are adding value to homes. Converting part of a den or kitchen or a spare bedroom is a great way to take care of business from home.

Garage Homes with at least a twocar garage are more appealing to potential buyers. Experts note that having a small, cluttered garage is almost as bad as having no garage at all. Consider investing in organizational shelving and cupboards.

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More Tips Take the time to choose the right contractor for the right job. Select a contractor you are comfortable with– one who understands your tastes and needs and with whom you can communicate easily. Ask for proof of insurance and references. Consumers should also contact a local builders association for referrals. All home improvement contractors must display their official registration number on all contracts, estimates, proposals and advertisements distributed within the Commonwealth. To verify a contractor’s registration number, visit www.attorneygeneral.gov or call toll free 1-888-520668. For a free copy of “Nailing Down the Right Contractor” contact the Lackawanna Home Builders Association at 570-3417496 or email lhbapa@verizon.net. –Casey Phillips

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Prince of the City Lecture Series features Local Performer’s Biography erry Orbach, a former Scranton resident, is best known for his 12-year role as

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Detective Lennie Briscoe on TV’s “Law and Order.” Before that, he was a successful Broadway actor, starring in “Chicago,”“42nd Street” and “Promises, Promises.” Orbach also appeared in more than 40 films. Notable roles include Dr. Jake Housman in “Dirty Dancing” and the voice of Lumiere in the Disney animated film “Beauty and the Beast.” Dr. John Anthony Gilvey is the author of a biography about Orbach titled,“Jerry

Orbach: Prince of the City.” Gilvey will be the next speaker in the Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series sponsored by the Lackawanna County Library System. The event will be held on Tuesday, August 7 at 7 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton. Dr. Gilvey will autograph books following the lecture. According to Library Spokesperson Joe Gibbons, Gilvey’s book continued on page 56

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triumphant and challenging events of this performer’s life and 50-year career. Dr. Gilvey is a graduate of New York University’s doctoral program in educational theater. He is an educator, stage director and recognized authority on Broadway musicals.“We are delighted to present Dr. Gilvey, especially since his excellent book is about one of our area’s most distinguished

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former residents,” said Mary Garm, library system director.“His lecture will be of interest to lovers of theater, movies and show business.” Tickets are free for library card holders and can be picked up at any Lackawanna County Library System library or the Scranton Cultural Center box office. Visit www.LCLShome.org –Elizabeth Mirarchi

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TREASURE HUNTING Bridge Street Marketplace– Over 7,000 square feet of shopping encompasses a consignment area as well as a multi-vendor co-op. Antique, vintage, gently used, new, hand-crafted and trash-to-treasure items. Credit cards accepted. Call for hours. Bridge St. (Rte. 29), Tunkhannock. 570-836-4456.

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locally handcrafted & AMERICAN MADE wares. We are the only shoppe in the area dedicated to offering American made goods- antiques, vintage jewelry, handcrafted or manufactured items. We do Estate Sales. Now through Fall; Tues.-Wed. 11 a.m.-8 p.m .Fri.- Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 410 S. State St., Clarks Summit. (570) 587-2563.

Jukebox Classics and Vintage Slot Machines– Specializing in Game Room Collectables, Pin Ball Machines, Juke Boxes (old & new), barber shop poles & chairs, Vintage Gas Pumps, Cookie Jars, Salt & Pepper Shakers, Paintings, Neon Signs, Jewelry, Rugs, Coca Cola items, Betty Boop items and more. 210 Main Ave, Hawley. Phone 570-2269411 or 570-241-6230, email: jukesslots@aol.com

Mary’s Home Furnishings– Antiques– Collectables– Original Art. 10766 SR 29, South Montrose PA. Privately owned & operated. Furniture and accessories from 1800s-1900s; Cupboards, cabinets, tables & tableware. Chests, lamps, linens, postcards, more… Original paintings by Anita Ambrose, Cheryl Korb & Nance Brown. Credit Cards and layaways. Mary B. Gere, 570-278-2187 www.antiquessusqco.com/marys

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t’s the last weekend of summer, but the promise of crisp apples and falling leaves lingers on the wind. The Waverly Antique Show and Sale is the perfect way to welcome the coming season. Now in its 69th year, the event will be held September 14 to 16 at the Waverly Community House, known as the “Comm” in Waverly.

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The show features fine antiques and unusual col-

lectables showcased in a beautiful, historic building. According to Event Chairperson Patti Thomas, the first exhibits were largely made up of items owned

by long-deceased residents of Waverly who immigrated to the area from New England. As the show continued on page 62

We Buy, Trade & Sell all types of Furniture antiques

& new! Come in & see our large selection of handpainted vases & flowerpots!

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evolved, she says,“It has changed with the appetite for antiques. Modern-day dealers focus on exceptional antiques at affordable prices.” An impressive array of returning favorites and new dealers includes Anne's Treasures, Antique and Estate Jewelry, Auntie Pip's, Bittersweet Antiques, Cider Mill Antiques, From The Attic, Julia A. Brennan Jewelry, Nick's Furniture Service, Serious Collector, The Pineapple House, Ernest Kionke Antiques and W.V. Estates. What started as a two-day mid-week sale is now held over an entire weekend, starting with a Preview Party on Friday. Saturday and Sunday the show will host antiques, floral arrangements and a gourmet luncheon. Over the course of the weekend, approximately 1,000 visitors are expected to peruse the fine furniture, vintage jewelry and collectables on the Green in the Waverly Historic District. Tickets are $6.Visit www.WaverlyComm.org –Kieran O’Brien Kern

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TRUST IN OUR EXPERIENCE The law firm of Oliver Price & Rhodes, Clarks Summit, is proud to announce that James J. Gillotti, a partner in the firm, has been designated by The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) as a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA). NELF is the only organization approved by the American Bar Association to certify attorneys in the area of elder law. CELA certification by NELF is the only authorized certification in elder law for attorneys in Pennsylvania. There are currently just 42 CELA’s in Pennsylvania and less than 500 in the United States. A native of Carbondale, Attorney Gillotti is a graduate of the University of Scranton and the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle. He has practiced law in Lackawanna County since 1980 and has Attorney James J. Gillotti been with the law firm of Oliver Price and Rhodes for 22 years . His practice is concentrated in Estate Planning (including the preparation of wills, trusts, and powers of attorney), assisting families with Medicaid eligibility to pay nursing home costs, the administration of estates and trusts, Special Needs Planning, Real Estate and Business Law. He and his wife Cindy reside in Clarks Green.

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HOME

What’s New in the Neighborhood?

Ke s w i c k Po i n t e R e s i d e n t i a l C o m m u n i t y eswick Pointe is a wooded, 107-acre, planned, residential community that includes over 28 acres of open space and commits to the best land use, open space and water management practices.

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Aesthetics are an important part of Keswick Pointe where architecturally landscaped entrances and underground utilities are used to eliminate overhead wires and poles. Street lighting is placed at intersections and cul-de-sacs to create a charming and safe neighborhood. The playground, multipurpose sport court and picnic pavilion make it a fun place for families. The planned community includes central sewer by Tobyhanna Township and central water by Keswick

Pointe. Home and townhome options run the gamut from the 2,126 squarefoot, threebedroom Gladwyne model to The Wynnewood, which offers 3,093 square feet of living space including four bedrooms, optional den or sunroom, three full baths and one powder room.

Lifestyle & Location Located in Blakeslee among the Pocono Mountains, Keswick Pointe is at the center of a wide variety of recreational and cultural attractions. The community

of Keswick Pointe is located near shopping districts and galleries, casinos, seasonal attractions and professional sports teams. Keswick Pointe is an equal distance between New York City and Philadelphia, allowing for a convenient commute into each city. Visit www.KeswickPointe.com or call 570-646-4646. –Melissa Sanko

Spacious Town Home models include The Ardmore, The Bryn Mawr and The Devon.

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St. Mary’s Villa Residence Your new beginning and place to call home

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Fun for F i d o ! Preppy Pet Suites

an’s best friend can find a home away from home at Preppy Pet Suites, an animal boarding center in Wilkes-Barre. Since 2008, owner Ruth Smith has opened the doors of Preppy Pet to dogs, cats and other small animals. In addition to overnight accommodations, Preppy Pet offers day care services, grooming, spa treatments and more!

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Out and About With indoor and outdoor play areas, there is never a dull moment for the furry guests at Preppy Pet.“If using our all-day group play option, the dog is only in their kennel to sleep and eat,” Smith explains.“The rest of the time, they are in a play group with other dogs or outside on one of many walks during the day.”

Good-natured dogs with all types of personalities are welcome.“Happy, social dogs do very well at Preppy Pet. They love the group play and have a great time. If a shy, timid dog comes in, we do our best to make them feel comfortable; usually it only takes a day or two before they are running around, playing with the rest,” Smith says. continued on page 68

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Fun for Fido! (Continued from Page 66) Home Away from Home Preppy Pet is a climate-controlled facility with three indoor play areas, five kennel sizes and an online Pet Cam that allows owners to check in on their pets during the day! Animal Planet plays on television throughout the night, and fire and security systems are in place to ensure the safety of the animals while the staff is not on site. Dogs do not have to be guests at Preppy Pet to enjoy the grooming and spa services. Oatmeal baths, brushings and hair cuts are among the services offered.

In Good Hands Each staff member is trained and experienced in dog care. Preppy Pet can accommodate up to 70 dogs per night. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. Kennels start at $14.95 per night. Call 570-270-3711, or visit www.PreppyPet.com. –Danielle Del Prete

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PET TALES

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Small Dog, Q: I have 6-year-old Yorkshire Terrier. She's very affectionate and cuddly with me, but she nips at other people when they come near me.When I'm not around, she acts fine with others. What can I do to end this behavior?

tle toughness bred in. That pugilistic attitude needs socialization and direction from puppyhood, with ample properly managed and controlled interactions with a variety of people and situations.

A: This is a remarkably common scenario. A study in "Applied Animal Behavior Science Journal" reports small dogs aggress more than large dogs, with Dachshunds being the most aggressive breed in the world, followed by Chihuahuas and Jack Russell Terriers. Small dog attacks are reported less frequently than large dog aggression, skewing public perceptions. Small dog aggression must be taken seriously and addressed with timely and appropriate corrections. Forty percent of children bitten by dogs lose facial tissue– eyes, nose, lips.

Your dog’s correct behavior without your presence speaks well for her potential for remediation. The dog is now 6-years-old; initial warning signs may have been mistakenly interpreted as “protecting” you or even thought cute. Behavior that has been tolerated this long won’t be extinguished overnight, but persistence wins out.

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Avoid reinforcing inappropriate behaviors. If this happens when you’re holding the dog or when she’s in your lap or sitting on the furniture next to you, stop! Since we can’t know the dog’s emotions, refrain from any action that could be construed as approval or reinforcement. Dogs are pack animals; pack unity bolsters any feelings of dominance, territoriality, or fear aggression the dog may have. Establish HappeningsMagazinePA.com

your role as pack leader. Feed her after the family has eaten. Ban her from the dining room. Forgo furniture privileges, and do not pick the dog up, especially in the presence of other people or dogs. Don’t talk to her except to issue commands and praise obedience, assuming the dog will reliably respond. Bestow affection or attention only when earned. No petting, food, play or verbal affirmation without obedience first. These are not bribes, these are rewards for compliance to your commands, for respect for your authority. Dogs want a confident, firm leader, and if you comport yourself as such, the dog will trust you to handle all situations. Use “down/stay” to help her control her emotions. This is the most submissive position and will reinforce her lowly pack status relative to humans. –Beth Dorton Dillenbeck www.hollowhillsgsd.com August 2012


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Have Room in Your Heart?

Zoey is a Lab/Border Collie mix female. She is 6-years-old and would do best as the only pet. She is absolutely housebroken, loves toys and is very affectionate and playful. Visit www.GriffinPondAnimalShelter.com or call 570-586-3700.

Leelee is a sweet, 5-year-old cat whose owner surrendered her because of allergies. Leelee has lots of love to give, and she's hoping her next home will be forever. Visit www. SPCALuzerne County.org or call 570-825-4111.

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Bienvenidos Amigos! La Tonalteca Opens in Clarks Summit a Tonalteca, a restaurant already renowned in the region for authentic Mexican cuisine in Dickson City, is welcoming guests to a new location in Clarks Summit on Routes 6 and 11. “Our restaurant near the Viewmont Mall has been extremely busy,” says Marketing Director Yonathan Galindo.“And this new restaurant provides a more convenient location for our Clarks Summit clients.”

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your breath away,” states Galindo. An Aztec aesthetic with brightly colored paintings and desert décor provide the perfect atmosphere for the cuisine at La Tonalteca. The expansive menu includes over 200 items– including vegetarian, chicken and special dinners. While the location is new, La Tonalteca brings years of commitment and experience to Clarks Summit.“The main chef has been with us for more than 12 years,” says Galindo.“And the flavors of this restaurant are a fabulous resume to the depth of this chef’s knowledge.” Visit www.LaTonalteca.com, or call –John Favini 570.586.1223.

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WHERE TO DINE Anna Maria’s Restaurant- Family owned and

Downtown Deli Eatery Restaurant-Scranton's

operated since 1985. Italian/American cuisine. Featured on Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible.”Wide variety of entrées, including pasta, steak and veal. Indulge in homemade desserts, specialty coffees. Catering available anytime. Monday-Thursday 11a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11a.m.10 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday closed. 984 E. Drinker Street, Dunmore 570-348-0188. www.annamariasdunmore.com

BEST New York style deli/restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily...breakfast available all day! Dine inside or in our comfortable outdoor dining area. Mon-Sat 6:30 a.m. 3 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 300 Spruce Street, Scranton. 570-871-4137. Visit www.downtowndeliandeatery.com/menu for daily specials.

Apple Valley Restaurant- Casual and affordable dining since1996. Serving burgers, grilled sandwiches, fajitas, specialty pasta, BBQ, ribs and more. Full service pub with daily food and drink specials. Seven gift shops, koi ponds, 1800s schoolhouse, tourist information booth...all on eight acres. Exit 46, I-84.104 Rte.6-Milford, Pa. 570-296-6831. www.applevalleyrestaurant.com

Arcaro & Genell- Serving original Old Forge White and Red Pizza in the “Pizza Capital of the World!” Familyowned since 1962. Traditional Italian entrees, seafood, steak, chicken and more. Open Mon-Sat. Serving lunch at 11 a.m., dinner at 3 p.m. Take out available. On and off site catering for any occasion. 443 South Main St., Old Forge. 570-457-3529/570-457-5555. www.arcaroandgenell.com

Bazil- see ad page 75 Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood- A family tradition since 1887. Casual fine dining in downtown Scranton. USDA prime steaks & fresh seafood. Lunches from $5.95; dinners starting at $10.95. Entertainment. Friday Night Jazz Lounge 7-11 p.m. Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner dress code. Outdoor dining available. Open daily. 301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 570-9555290 www.carlvonluger.com

Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar- see ad page 168

Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Enjoy charming decor & unique breakfast & lunch creations including baked stuffed French Toast & funky chicken salad. Daily homemade baked goods including our popular chocolate fudge iced brownies! Daily breakfast and lunch specials. Tuesday-Saturday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Follow us on Facebook. 1124 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-4000 Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton tradition since

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning time and time again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. Pub open later. Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-2124. www.ehrhardts.com The Fairway Grill at Buck Hill- see ad page 81 The French Manor- Nouvelle and Classical French Cuisine served in the twin-fireplace great room of this charming stone castle. The stone veranda invites diners to enjoy casual dining overlooking the hillsides and beautiful mountains of the Poconos. Excellent wine list. Dinner Nightly. Jackets required. AAA Four diamond winner. 570-676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com.

Garibaldi Authentic Mexican Cuisine Features freshly made burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas, guacamole, tortas (sandwiches), salads and tacos in seven varieties. Also very refreshing and natural juices. We are BYOB and Fridays are BYOT (bring your own tequila and we do the margaritas). Mon-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 309 North Main Ave-West Side Scranton. 570-341-9030. www.letseat.at/garibaldiauthenticmexicancusine

Grassi’s- see ad page 85 Gresham’s Chop House- Dine in our beautiful din-

1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, oldfashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. www.texas-wiener.com

ing room, cozy bar or under the awning on our deck, and enjoy dazzling views of Lake Wallenpaupack while choosing from delicious steaks, seafood, Italian specialties and more. Visit us at www.greshams.net Rte. 6, Hawley. Open 7 days at 4 p.m. 570-226-1500.

Cooper’s Seafood- see ad pages 78-79

Grotto Pizza- see ad page 126

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WHERE TO DINE Gubbio’s- Unique Italian restaurant and bar. Award winning chef Bill Genovese serves homemade pasta dishes, Provimi veal, chicken, prime steaks, fresh seafood and large selection of appetizers. 10 draft beers, martini and wine menu. Entertainment Friday and Saturday. Yearround outdoor dining. On and off site catering. 411 Chestnut St., Dunmore. 570-955-5179. Katana- The place to go for a truly authentic Japanese dining experience. We have been serving the area for nearly 20 years with our full array of sushi, hibachi and other traditional Japanese entrees and appetizers. Visit www.katanawb.com for a full menu listing and directions. 41 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. 570-825-9080. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts- see ad page 84 La Tonalteca- see ad page 83 Ledges- see ad page 68 Louie’s Prime Steakhouse-see ad page 82 Manhattan Manor- Carbondale's newest upscale restaurant/bar/lounge offering small plates (for sharing) of Italian, American and International cuisine. Meet friends for drinks or relax with family in the casual nonsmoking atmosphere. Owned and operated by the Wallis family. New outdoor patio opening this spring! Open Tues-Sat from 4 p.m. 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044

Nick’s Lake House- see ad page 82 Patsel's- see ad page 80 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 166 P.J.’s 1910 Pub- Unwind in our relaxing & warm pub for camaraderie & spirits. Open daily at 4 p.m. offering classic snack fare, featuring everything from burgers & wings to soups & salads. Friday happy hour from 5-7 p.m. with complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drink specials. In Scranton’s newest luxury hotel, the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Ave. 570-343-3000.

Quaker Steak & Lube- see ad page 166 Sand Spring Modern Cuisine- Exciting food made from fresh, vibrant ingredients. Casual atmosphere with personalized service and a dynamic wine list. Awarded Open Table’s “Fit for Foodies,”“Best Service,” “Best Wine List,” and “Best Overall” in the Pocono Mountains and Philadelphia Suburbs. 570-595-3015. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed–Sun. Sand Spring Rd., Cresco www.sandspringdining.com

Settlers Inn- see ad page 113 Shadyrill Farm Cafe- see ad page 127 Shenanigan’s- see ad page 82 Six East Restaurant- see ad page 81

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State Street Grill- Cozy & casual street side dining. Award-wining patio. Voted Best Chef 2008, Best Ambience 2011, Friendliest Bar 2012. Popular for cocktails and small plates. Wide ranging American Cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 410 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-585-5590 www.thestatestreetgrill.com

Stirna’s Restaurant & Bar- More than 100 years in service. Catering on & off premises seven days a week, for all your needs- large or small. Exclusive caterer for LaBuona Vita, formally the Parish Center, Dunmore. Visit our smoke-free bar & restaurant. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 4 p.m. Until closing. 120 W. Market St., N. Scranton 570-961-9681 570-343-5742 Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant- Quaint European village nestled on a hilltop, surrounded by rolling countryside – discover Northeast PA’s best-kept secret! Excellent cuisine in a casual atmosphere, multilevel tavern & patio with entertainment. Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners. Serving dinner Wed.-Sun. I-81, Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9500. www.stone-bridge-inn.com Terrace Garden Cafe - Enjoy a front row seat to the beautiful changing seasons. Lunch Tues-Sat, dinner Thursday-Friday-Saturday during winter. Great new menu by Executive Chef, David Howe. Enjoy a cocktail at our full service bar. Private parties available Sun. & Mon. 829 Old State Road-Clarks Summit. 570-319-1441

Trolley’s Bistro at Casey’s Corner- Casual dining inside the Hilton Hotel. Featuring an expansive breakfast buffet daily and lunch buffet Monday-Friday. Menu service and private dining also available. Open for dinner nightly. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and fabulous menu items including fresh seafood flown in daily. Validated parking in the Medallion Garage. Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 100 Adams Avenue, Scranton. 570-343-3000.

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COOPER’S

NOW OPEN AT BOTH Cooper’s Cabana now open at Cooper’s Pittston Location Spectacular Views of the River along with Great Cocktails, Beers & Live Music!

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YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE OUR HISTORY Family owned & operated for more than 60 years! Cooper’s is rated one of the Top 100 Restaurants in The U.S. by “Restaurant Hospitality Magazine” Voted NEPA’s “Best Restaurant” in “Where the Locals Eat Magazine” NEPA’s Destination for Legendary Dining

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Locally grown vegetables are so much better than those that have been sitting in storage as they ship across the country. Locally grown vegetables hold more nutrients. The reason for this is simple, they aren’t as old. As soon as produce is harvested it begins the decline of its life and nutritional value. While each item degrades at different rates (ex. mushrooms 3–5 days, apples 6-9 months) it is inevitable that the process will begin after harvest. Fresh is best! Buy local, and contribute to your local economy.You will probably save money, and you will eat healthier in the process.

1 lb. green beans; snip the ends; cook in boiling salted water for two minutes; cool. 1/4 cup sliced red onion 1 oz. Italian dressing 1 T. bacon bits (optional) Toss ingredients in a bowl; serve on platter.

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Eventually Everyone Shows Up At

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Everhart Museum Spotlights Local Foods from Farm to Table arm to Table is a fundraising event that focuses on Northeast PA ‘s fall harvest and celebrates the locally grown foods. On Friday, September 21 on the front lawn of the Everhart Museum, dinner will be served with a menu of the best fresh, local foods around. There will also be selections from local microbreweries and wineries.

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The event runs from 6 to 10 p.m. While enjoying the delicious food and drinks, country music and entertainment will help set the tone. After dinner, everyone is encouraged to enjoy the music and dance. The foods served at the event are all produced in a 100-mile radius of the area. Chefs Cliff and Dave Daniels of Epicurean Delight will prepare this year’s dinner. The event’s purpose is to support the local economy and to promote the agricultural heritage of the area. The cost is $100 per person or $125 for a patron ticket, which includes all food, beverages and entertainment. Entrance for the event is limited to 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased online at www.EverhartMuseum.org; special seating requests can be called into 570-346-7186 or emailed to general.information@everhart-museum.org. Proceeds raised benefit the Everhart Museum, Northeast PA’s oldest museum. –Camille Karam

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Treasure Map to Freshness t’s easy to spot big box stores, but now there is a way to find farmers’ markets, farm stands and community gardens just as easily! The 2012 Shop Local Save Land Guide points people towards places that sell locally grown edible treasures. Published by the Delaware Highlands Conservancy, the guide was conceived as an economic development program focused on the intimate connection between sustainable economies and healthy land and clean water.

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Signature candy butter crunch made from an old German toffee recipe handed down from master confectioner to master confectioner. Retail: Starting at $12 Available at: Chocolates by Leopold, Montrose

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Original rustic furniture by Pike County artist James Lynch. Each piece is unique, made with native Bluestone, woods like sweet birch and reclaimed items such as old cedar fence posts. Retail: $300-$1,500 Available at: Van Gorders' Furniture, Hawley & Honesdale

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Hand painted wood jewelry from Love Donna of Clarks Green. Retail: $21.98- $29.98 Available at: Everything Natural, Clarks Summit

Local Read! A wide selection of books about ghost legends from Northeast PA. Retail: $9.99 Available at: Country Dawn, Honesdale

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Happenings Magazine Associate Editor Erika Bruckner shares 10 things she loves about Northeast PA

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Guide to Northeast PA Fairs

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Wayne County Fair For 150 years, the Wayne County Fair has been providing fantastic displays of food, entertainment, vendors and friendly competition for all ages. The 150th fair takes place August 3-11 at the Wayne County

Fairgrounds, Route 191, north of Honesdale. For just $8, fairgoers have access to rides, small stage shows, most grandstand shows and free parking. Additional entertainment includes games, sideshows and an array of delicious food and beverages. Live entertainment includes Eight Days of Blues, Hometown Boys, Richard Ames Comedy, Barney of Mayberry and Ditsy the Clown. The fair’s grandstand hosts large-scale events such as the Monster Truck Show and the NYTPA tractor pull. The fair’s biggest draw this year is country sensation Jake Owen. Best known for his hit song “Barefoot Blue Jean Night,” he will perform in the grandstand on Thursday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. Vendors and livestock competitions 94

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Montour-DeLong Community Fair The Montour DeLong Community Fair prides itself on providing wholesome fun and entertainment. The fair will take place August 13-18 at 2628 Broadway Road in Danville, PA beginning at 4 p.m. The fair boasts free admission and entertainment, with a $3 parking fee donated to charity. In addition to livestock shows, baking contests and art, the fair offers truck, tractor and horse pulls, a VIP Dairy Showcase and a Fleece to Shawl competition/auction. The fair is designed as an educational event to increase the quality of agriculture and home goods in the community. The Horse Whisperer, Bob Dickenson, will provide a demonstration. Each night of the fair features a different live band. Monday kicks off with The Lewis Tradition, members of the world-renowned Gospel group the Lewis Family, and the entertainment continues all week with a variety of bands and genres. In addition to normal fair favorites, each night offers a different homemade dinner platter, such as roast beef or chicken and biscuits. Visit www.MontourDeLongFair.com.

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Luzerne County Fair 50th Annual

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dors, live bluegrass music, festival food and a piece of 19th century history. The 26th annual Pocono State Craft Festival will be held at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm on Saturday, August 25 (10 a.m.-6 p.m.) and Sunday, August 26 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Unique crafts by artists from across Pennsylvania and neighboring states includes jewelry, clay, fine art, glass, metal, photography, fiber art and leather. Craft demonstrations will be focused on wheel-thrown pottery and theorem painting. All of this will be displayed against the picturesque backdrop of the 19th century Pennsylvania German farm, the blue grass tunes of the Lost Ramblers and the jazzy sounds of the Dixie Gents. Laura Gross, executive director of the Pocono Arts Council describes the festival as,“a perfect day in the country for young and old alike.”The festival includes an interactive children’s area. Children 12 and under are free. Adults are $6. Parking is free. Visit www.PoconoCrafts.com, or call 570-476-4460.

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Luzerne County Fair This September marks the 50th annual Luzerne County Fair. From September 5-9, people will flock to Route 118 in Dallas, PA for an impressive array of food, games, rides and live entertainment. The fair is completely run by volunteers. Admission is $8 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and free for children under two. This covers parking, rides and most entertainment. In addition to classic fair rides and games, there will be a variety of week-long attractions including an antique tractor display, farmers market, arts and crafts, Silly Sally Balloon Animals and a free kids activity tent. There will also be several live performances by artists such as Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, Tommy Guns, The Badlees, Bowzer’s Rock N’ Roll Party, Rick K and The all Nighters, Elvis tribute artist Shawn Klush and The Sweet Inspirations. Also find foods from gyros to ice cream. Visit www.LuzerneCountyFair.com or call 570-675-FAIR. –Lindsey Myers

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Ultimate Motorheads

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he homes and estates along the Schuylkill River in Montgomery County bore witness to some of the most tumultuous times in American history. They remain today as a link to the nation’s early days and the people who made history.

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Pottsgrove Manor John Potts amassed a fortune forging iron. The ultimate show of his wealth was the purchase of 1,000 acres on which he built an impressive Georgian mansion and working plantation. Tours of the restored 18th century estate are given daily offering a glimpse of the elegant interior and fine furnishings.100 West King St., Pottstown. Pennypacker Mills The stately mansion was home to eight generations including Governor Samuel W. Pennypacker. The Colonial Revival home, which was built in 1720, also hosted General George Washington in 1777. Today the home and 170 acres of surrounding farmland are open for tours. About 95 percent of the furnishings and implements are original to the mansion. Included in the former governor’s collection are 50,000 antiques and 30,000 manuscripts including letters and orders written by General Washington. 5 Haldeman Rd., Schwenksville. 98

The Highlands Mansion & Gardens Between 1796 and 1970 only three families have called this late Georgian style mansion home. Wealthy politician and merchant Anthony Morris built the country estate to flee the yellow fever epidemic sweeping Philadelphia. The stately home sits on a hill overlooking the 44-acre property, which features a beautiful walled garden. Tours are offered weekdays at 1:30 p.m. and include the nine remaining outbuildings such as a stone bank barn and Gothic Revival gardener’s cottage. 7001 Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington. Hope Lodge Edmund Woolley, famed designer of Independence Hall, is said to have consulted on the 1741 construction of the early Georgian-style house. It was home to Samuel Morris, a prosperous Quaker entrepreneur who made his fortune as a farmer, ship owner, miller, iron master and shop owner. After the Battle of Germantown, the mansion served as a hospital and headquarters for Surgeon General John Cochran. During the fall and winter of 1778 and 1778, Colonial troops encamped in the field surrounding the lodge. Tours may be scheduled through the Friends of Hope Lodge. 553 S. Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington. 215646-1595. John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove His name is synonymous with birding, and it was at his family’s estate along the Schuylkill River that the then 18-

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American Adventure year-old was inspired to draw the wildlife that surrounded him. Today the property is a museum and wildlife sanctuary. The home houses the complete editions of every major work published by Audubon including the world famous,“Birds of America.” More than 175 species of birds and 400 species of plants have been identified on the 175-acre site, which may be explored on fivemiles of marked trails. 1201 Pawlings Rd., Audubon. Peter Wentz Farmstead The promise of religious freedom drew the German Protestant Wentz family to the outskirts of Philadelphia in the mid-1700s. Construction on their Georgian-style stone farmhouse was completed in 1758. During the Battle of Germantown, the property served as General Washington’s headquarters. Today the home has been restored to its Revolutionary War era appearance. The architecture and interior design reflect its original owners’ German heritage with colorful sponge paintings and polka-dot patterns. The 90-acre property is also a working farm complete with sheep cows and other farm animals typical of early America. Routes 73 and 363, Worcester. For more, visit www.VFEscapes.com August 2012

Pearl S. Buck House Pearl S. Buck’s American Adventure took her to far off lands, but she never forgot her Bucks County PA roots. For the Pulitzer Prize winning author, adoption advocate and Nobel Prize winning humanitarian, the 68-acre farm in Perkasie, PA was always home base. Guided tours of the 1825 stone Courtesy of Pearl S. Buck International, www.pearl sbuck.org farm house and expansive grounds offer a glimpse into the life and accomplishments of one of the Keystone State’s favorite daughters. Prior to the house tour, visitors get an orientation in the Welcome Center, which is housed in a converted barn. The Pearl S. Buck timeline depicts the author’s life in line with world events and marks major milestones in her life. Buck’s Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes are on display here. Guides offer information on the historical evolution of the grounds, origins of the sculptures, the family gravesite and the floral and water gardens before entering the home. The completion of the second phase of a preservation project opened up a total of 18 rooms in the house and cottage for public viewing. According to Marketing Director, Pamela Carroll, the featured exhibit,“Stories form the Pearl S. Buck House: Lives Touched by the Legacy of Pearl S. Buck,” invites visitors to tour the property through the first-person memories collectcontinued on page 100 HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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(Continued from Page 99) ed from people who lived and worked with Pearl S. Buck and her husband, Richard Walsh from 1935 to 1973.

from the Dali Lama and correspondence from Eleanor Roosevelt and President Richard Nixon.

East meets west inside the 18th century home where a large collection of Pennsylvania country furniture sits alongside Asian furnishings and decorative objects collected by Buck on her travels. The large library is a highlight of every tour. Here visitors may see the desk and typewriter Buck used to write “The Good Earth” while in China. Other notable artifacts include gifts

A visit to this National Historic Landmark includes tours of the farmhouse, landscaped gardens, water elements, green house, converted barn, Welcome Center and International Gift Shop. Tours are given Tues through Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. For more, call 215-249-0100, ext 110.

Museum Village, Monroe, NY n a short trip to Monroe, NY you can travel 150 years back in time. The 28acre property is a re-creation of a typical 19th century American village. Visitors may stroll the grounds and tour 18 buildings vital to the life of an early settler.

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Places such as the General Store, Drug Store, Wagon Shop, Blacksmith Shop and Schoolhouse once teemed with activity. Today they house a collection of artifacts from the country’s formative days. As you step in and out of the bustling village on a self-guided tour, you will encounter docents in period costume who 100

interpret the buildings and the artifacts inside. All but one of the buildings is a replica of an actual site in Orange County, NY. The Log Cabin dates to the late 1700s and was moved to the property in the 1940s from nearby West Point Military Academy. Inside the Natural History Building visitors may see the Village’s oldest exhibit– a 10,000 year-old Mastodon skeleton. The prehistoric skeleton was uncovered in 1952 in nearby Harriman, NY. It is one of only three of the most complete Mastodon skeletons in the world. The American Museum of Natural History re-assembled the remains and comHappeningsMagazinePA.com

pleted preservation before it was moved to its permanent home in Museum Village in 1955. Museum Village was a gift to the community from entrepreneur and philanthropist Roscoe William Smith. The Orange Co., NY native earned his wealth with the founding of the Orange and Rockland Electric Company. His fortune allowed him to indulge his passion in American history. Smith spent years collecting bits of Americana. He amassed a treasure trove of textiles, porcelain, horse-drawn carriages and especially craft continued on page 102 August 2012


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(Continued from Page 100) tools and mechanical inventions. He opened Museum Village in 1950 to share his artifacts with the public and educate visitors on a vanishing way of American life. Special events throughout the year seek to further Roscoe Smith���s mission. One of the most popular, the Civil War Re-enactment (September 1-2) draws hundreds of living historians to re-create scenes from one of the bloodiest conflicts in American history.“The men, women and children who participate, don authentic dress, adopt a Victorian view of society and War and take great pride in their representation and portrayal of historic regiments and notable and anonymous personages,” explains General Manager Michael Sosler. During the weekend, troops demonstrate Federal and Confederate infantry, artillery and cavalry units. Medical and civilian personnel will also be represented. Sosler encourages visitors to,“ask questions about the soldiers’ uniforms, weapons, accoutrements and history of the unit.” He also says Sutler’s Row will provide a replica of the civilian merchants who were authorized to follow the Army to supply foodstuffs, clothing, sundries and small luxury items to the soldiers. www.museumvillage.org

Dutchess Co, NY oughkeepsie’s story is much like that of the nation. Its earliest days trace back to settlement in 1687. The village along the Hudson grew from an agricultural center to an industrial hub. Today its history and development are apparent in the architectural gems found on a self-guided driving tour.

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FDR Mid-Hudson Bridge (above) When it opened in 1930, the steel suspension bridge marked the end of the ferry system and the beginning of the New York State Bridge Authority. Poughkeepsie Railroad Station It was built in 1918 and modeled after New York’s Grand Central Station. For years the impressive building was dormant, but after careful restoration it re-opened as a thriving Amtrak and Metro Station. Vassar College Affluent Poughkeepsie brewer Matthew Vassar opened the elite school in the 1850s. Many noteworthy buildings dot the campus including the 1932 Belle Skinner Hall of Music, the chapel featuring Tiffany Stained Glass and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center. Locust Grove The former home of Samuel Morse, inventor of the telegraph, has been open to the public for tours since 1975. The 1847 mansion is modeled after a Tuscan Villa and is also known for its expansive gardens.

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History comes to life

Civil War Era Re-enactment SEPT. 1 • 10 AM–5 PM SEPT. 2 • 10 AM–4 PM Adults $15 • Seniors $12 • Children $10 (-12)

Life Styles of 19th Century America More than 200 re-enactors in battle re-enactment Blacksmith-Potter-Printer Candlemaker-Broommaker

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(Continued from Page 102) Poughkeepsie IBM Plant Building Thomas Waston, future CEO of IBM, located his Munitions Manufacturing Company in the former Delapenha pickle factory in 1941. In 1942, the company merged with IBM. Building 002 opened in 1947 and was the area’s largest manufacturing plant. Bardavon Opera House (right) Dating to 1869, this ornate theatre has the distinction of being the oldest operating theatre in New York and the 12th oldest in the nation. It’s now home to the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and a variety of events and shows.

Walkway Over the Hudson The former PoughkeepsieHighland Railroad Bridge was converted into a park for walking, jogging, biking and sightseeing. When it was completed in 1888, it was the longest bridge in the world, spanning a distance of 6,767 feet. The

bridge rises 212 feet over the Hudson River and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more, visit www.DutchessTourism.com –Barbara Toolan

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GUIDE TO CAMPING COOPERSTOWN BEAVER VALLEY CABINS & CAMPSITES-

276 acres of wooded hills, meadows, springfed ponds.Wooded or lightly shaded RV sites, full hook-ups, secluded tent sites. 20 fully furnished one and two-bedroom log cabins, camping cabins, bunkrooms. Prehistoric fossil pit, bass fishing, paddle boat. Heated pool, kiddie pool, playground, baseball fields, arcade, free Wi-Fi. 800-726-7314 www.BeaverValleyCampground.com

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One of the highest rated family campgrounds in North America. Large RV sites, secluded tent sites, cabin rentals, trailer rentals. Large pond with fishing & paddle boating. Heated pool. Playground, rec hall, arcade, hayrides. Camp store, firewood, propane, laundry, dump station, mobile sewer service. Full service campground. www.cooperstowncamping.com 607-264-8431. Pool. Playground, store, snackbar. Game Room, laundry, horseshoes, wagon rides, country & oldies bands & Djs, nature trails, planned activities (weekends). Full hook-ups- wooded & open sites, dump station. Near Beltzville Lake18 miles to Pocono International Raceway. Northeast extension of PA Turnpike, exit 74. Rte. 209 N. approx. 9 miles. Follow signs. Reservations.800-635-0152, 610-381-3381. www.donlaine.com

DON LAINE CAMPGROUND-

Enjoy camping at our beautiful riverside location. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, pool swimming, planned activities and free Wi-Fi. Open mid-May to mid-September. Located 4 miles south of Portland, PA to Columbia, NJ bridge on River Road. Call 570-897-6859 or visit www.driftstone.com for a free brochure, information or directions.

DRIFTSTONE ON THE DELAWARE-

Family campground offering tent and RV site (30 and 50 amp). Camp store, free Wi-Fi, playground, planned activities, pools, propane, pet friendly and more. Located near I-80, Camelbeach, Crossings Factory Outlets, Mount Airy Casino, Pocono Raceway. 249 Babbling Brook Rd, Scotrun PA 18355 570-629-2504. www.fourseasonscampgrounds.com

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IRONWOOD POINT RECREATION AREA-

Unique lakefront tent sites on scenic Lake Wallenpaupack. Wooded RV sites with water, electric and cable. Playground and pavilion for day picnics. Marina, gas dock, camp store with camping and boating necessities, ice, firewood, live bait and fishing licenses. Open MayOctober. 84 exit 20 to 507 north 2miles. 570-857-0880 www.ironwoodpoint.com

KEEN LAKE CAMPING & COTTAGE RESORT-

A fun-filled, value-packed camping or cottage experience less than a tank-full of gas from home. Swim, boat or fish our 90-acre lake. Heated pool. Award-winning activity program. Mention this listing– the marshmallows are on us! Pets welcome.Til October 8. 155 Keen Lake Rd., Waymart. camping@keenlake.com www.keenlake.com 800-443-0412

PONDEROSA PINES CAMPGROUND-

Family-oriented campground nestled beneath the trees. Relax by your campfire, lounge by our SALTWATER pool, fish or boat on our beautiful lake, join themed weekend activities or take advantage of our many amenities including PAINTBALL. Find us on the web at www.ponderosapinescampground.com or Facebook. 31 Ponderosa Drive, Honesdale, PA 18431. 570-253-2080. Family campground in the western Poconos. Wooded site with water & electric. Primitive sites by the lake. Pool, playground, fishing lake, game room, store, LP Gas, weekend activities, seasonal & yearly sites. I-80 exit 273. Follow signs to Valley Road, White Haven. 570-6360770/570 636-0206 for reservations. email: sandyvalleycampground@hotmail.com www.sandy_valley.webs.com

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Nestled in the woods with beautiful country surroundings. Seasonal, monthly or daily sites with sewer, electric, water and cable. Modern restrooms, camp store, coin laundry available. Stocked fishing ponds. Planned activity/theme weekends, movie nights, boat rentals, bonfires, beach and more! 150 Martys Main St., Lake Ariel. 570226-9959. www.secludedacres.yolasite.com Forget hotels! Camping offers lifetime memories. Nestled in the beautiful Endless Mountains on a 5-acre lake. Heated pool/ spa, camp store, snackbar, game room, crafts, hayrides, weekend activities and so much more! Family fun! Cabins, Cable TV/WiFI available. Camping at its best! Shoreforestcampground.com 1/2 mile from RT. 11. Hop Bottom 570-289-4666.

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Ways to Camp Like a Pro!

Come prepared for all kinds of weather. Most importantly, don’t forget the marshmallows! -From Trish Stuart, reservation manager at Secluded Acres Campground in Hawley Don’t be shy. Participate in all the activities offered at the campground and meet other friendly campers! -From Liz McCarthy, owner of Shore Forest Campground in Hop Bottom

SLUMBER VALLEY CAMPGROUND-

Located along Meshoppen Creek, this family campground has been in the business of 'cooking with sticks' since 1966. Separate tenting area overlooking a 20 foot waterfall. Electric, sewer and creek sites, cabin, two pavilions, pool, playground, sand volleyball, mini-golf, nature trail, 2 fishing ponds. 2 miles from Susquehanna River Boat Launch. www.slmbervalleycampground.com 570-833-5208

VALLEY VIEW FARM CAMPGROUND-

Family campground with wooded sites situated in a pristine country setting. Convenient to stores and attractions. Amenities include swimming, playgrounds, sports fields, mini-golf, hayrides, cabins, trailers and mobile renters. Clean restrooms. Directions: Rte. 6 East from Scranton to Waymart then North on Rte. 296 for 8 miles...570-448-2268

Buy wood locally to prevent the spread of ash borer and other pests that destroy trees. -From Mick Kopa, manager at Keen Lake Camping and Cottage Resort in Waymart Let the birds do the tweeting! Put electronic gadgets away for a day or two. Enjoy the scenery, wildlife and natural elements. -From Francene Vendetti, owner of Ponderosa Pines Campground in Honesdale Make reservations well in advance. The holidays are always a busy time at the campground! -From Elaine George, owner of Don Laine Campground in Palmerton

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Water Weekend! 3rd Annual Festival Celebrates Lake Wallenpaupack ake Wallenpaupack is one of Northeast PA’s treasured natural attractions. This summer, celebrate it at the 2012 Wally Lake Fest! The festival offers a diverse selection of free activities, which take place on and around the lake the weekend of August 24 through 26.

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Saturday. Other family-friendly activities include free sailboat rides, Bingo at the Ritz Company Playhouse, kayak demonstrations and the Boat and ATV Show. The Open Market Fair showcases over 30 local vendors offering items such as homemade crafts, jewelry and pottery! Saturday at 4 p.m., attendees can watch dozens of decorated boats parade across the lake. The fun continues with the Tour de Towpath Bike Ride. Unlike its French namesake, this ride is not about who finishes first, but instead it’s about enjoying the sights of the Lackawaxen River. Participants can bike the

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full 34 mile tour or stick to the first 17 miles and take a shuttle back to the starting point. PPL staff will provide a rare opportunity to tour and learn about the PPL Dam and Power House. Grab your hard hats, and get ready for an insider’s look at a unique and crucial power structures. All of the weekend’s events occur on or around Lake Wallenpaupack in Hawley. Visit www.WallyLakeFest.com or call 570-226-2141. –Lindsey Myers

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Country Bazaar August 2,3 & 4 on the grounds of the Church of St. Benedict on Newton Ransom Boulevard, Clarks Summit, PA

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E x p l o r e the Lake Wallenpaupack Region BARBARA’S BOOKS Used & rare books. Offering 14,000 books and 12,000 postcards. Prints. Appraisals. Paper. Summer hours: open 7 days a week noon-5 p.m. Rte. 6 between Hawley and White Mills. Handicapped accessible. (570) 226-9021. corrigan.barbara@gmail.com

BTM FLOORING Proud to present our new showroom in Hamlin, next to Shaffer's Hardware. We carry all the major brands of Carpet, Area Rugs, Tile, Hardwood, Vinyls and more! We offer free estimates, expert installation, and all with a satisfaction guarantee! Stop by and see us today! 570-689-4500 btmflooring.com

CAKES & SCONES BAKERY Specializing in the finest cakes, breakfast pastry, tarts, pies and many award-winning desserts. Custom cakes for all occasions. Dessert party catering. Using local organic eggs and milk, all natural ingredients, Belgium chocolate. Selling locally made products, tea from the Bahamas and fair trade coffee. Seating available. Rte. 507, Greentown. www.cakesandsconesbakery.com 570-676-4155

POCONO SCHOOL OF SAILING Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Northeastern PA. Learn to sail from beginner to advanced sailing from instructors that are ASA certified and United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains. Learn to read charts, navigate inland and coastal waters. Capt. Art Philipp USCG Master License 570-857-9050 or 888-993-SAIL www.poconosail.com

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Shawnee Mountain Mud Run

August 18, 9:30 a.m. Shawnee Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware Racers are encouraged to register in teams, tackling the 3.1 miles of natural and manmade obstacles, challenging ups and downs, shallow water crossings and lots of mountain mud with a combination of grit and teamwork. Each entry fee includes the race itself, a post-race BBQ, raffle ticket, goodie bag and t-shirt. Talking Machine will play from noon to 4 p.m. This year will feature even more mud and obstacles, a new Kidz Mini Race and a “Hosing Off” area run by Shawnee Fire Company. Proceeds benefit Monroe County’s Girls on the Run, and shoes donated after the race will be washed by Shawnee and then given to Soles4Souls. www.ShawneeMt.com

30th Annual Wildflower Music Festival

August 4-18 Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, White Mills Concerts are held outdoors in the natural amphitheater at the sanctuary. Sierra Hull & Highway 111, a bluegrass band making waves for its remarkable melodies and musical intelligence, are the first August performers. Mary Wilson, a founding member of the Supremes, will bring hits like,“Stop! In the Name of Love” and “Baby Love” on August 11. The closing performance of the festival features Elysian Camerata, a chamber music group performing many classic works of Mozart, Mendelssohn and others. In the event of rain, performances will be held at the Wallenpaupack High School in Hawley. www.Dorflinger.org 570-253-5500. 114

Peach Music Festival

August 10-12 Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain and Snö Mountain Ski Area and Water Park, Scranton This weekend festival boasts roughly two-dozen performers on multiple stages including renowned groups like the Allman Brother Band, the Zac Brown Band, the Warren Haynes Band, the Tedeschi Trucks Band and O.A.R. Concertgoers are encouraged to camp on site, with weekend passes for $35. Tickets include access to Snow Cove Water Park on the festival grounds. www.ThePeachMusicfestival.com

Patsel’s Foodstock ’12

August 18, 6:30 p.m. Patsel’s, Clarks Summit Take a trip down memory lane to the era of tie die and ripped jeans. A restaurant renowned regionally for its delicious food and fun décor, Patsel’s takes a step towards playful for this event, featuring dishes like Grateful Bread and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Yam Fritters with Baby Shrimp. Paul Moran and Friends will perform Woodstock-era hits in Patsel’s large outdoor garden. Admission is $40 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are needed. 570-563-2000.

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lpk SUNDAY’S JAZZ BRUNCH 10am ‐ 2pm $34.49/adult $17.24/child includes tax and gratuity

Join us for a great meal, golf or adventure

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GOLF GUIDE BUCK HILL GOLF CLUB–

An exceptional way of life! Open to the public. 27-hole Donald Ross-designed masterpiece. Spring Special– Buy 1 greens fee, get 2nd FREE. Weekdays or weekends. Fri., Sat., Sun., & holidays after noon. Power cart rental required. Offer valid April 16–June 17, 2012. Memberships available. 570-595-7730. Golf Drive, Buck Hill Falls, PA www.buckhillgolfclub.com COUNTRY CLUB AT WOODLOCH SPRINGS–

Woodloch’s spectacular 18-hole championship golf course winds its challenging way over 6,579 yards of fern-carpeted forests, lush wetlands and broad upland meadows. Four sets of tees on every hole so all levels can be accommodated. 4.5 STARS- Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. Outside tee-times can be made up to four days in advance. 570-685-8102. CRICKET HILL GOLF COURSE–

The only 18-hole course in Wayne County. A par71 layout that offers a fun yet challenging experience for golfers of all skill levels. Enjoy a delicious meal and a cold beverage at Jimmy's Pub and Restaurant. Conveniently located off of Route 6 between Honesdale and Hawley. 570-226-4366 www.cricketgolf.com FERNWOOD RESORT–

An award-winning resort course offering challenging holes tucked into the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains. Professional golf instruction, golf shop, club rentals, practice hole. NEW - golf season passes. Wintergreens Grill offers a bar with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Bushkill, PA. Special golf and stay packages offered at FernwoodGolfCourse.com. 888-FERNWOOD HUNTSVILLE GOLF CLUB–

18-hole Reese Jones designed course located in Shavertown features the risk/reward challenge that golfers at all skill levels can appreciate. Recently ranked the "5th Best Golf Course in Pennsylvania" by Golf Digest. Golf, social, out-oftown and family memberships available with no initiation fees. 570-674-6545 www.golf-hunstsville.com.

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GOLF GUIDE THE INN AT POCONO MANOR–

Celebrating 100 years of golf! Two challenging mountain top courses. George Fazio-designed West Course favors long ball hitters. East Course, designed by Donald Ross, offers challenging water hazards & breathtaking view. Pro shop, practice greens, driving range, Golf Lessons, Restaurant & Bar. Golf Getaway Packages available. Route 341 Pocono Manor, PA 800-2338150 Ext. 7433 PoconoManor.com LAKELAND GOLF CLUB–

Well groomed, small, 9-hole course with lovely country setting. Light lunches served in the beautiful clubhouse. Course is challenging enough for the advanced golfer, yet perfect for beginners... just 20 minutes from Scranton and only five minutes from Lackawanna State Park. Located on Rte. 107 between Fleetville corners & Lake Sheridan, Fleetville, Pa. 570-945-9983. MOUNTAIN LAUREL GOLF CLUB–

The premier golf destination in the Poconos. Fully stocked golf shop, 18 beautiful holes featuring bent grass greens, wonderful elevation changes and a user-friendly design.The restaurant facilities are second to none.The Club is available for general play, outings, banquets and dining. Call for tee times. 570-443-7424. White Haven. www.mountainlaurelgolfclub.com POCONO FARMS COUNTRY CLUB–

An established private golf community, and one of the most pristine "True" golf clubs in the Northeast. Located minutes off of I-80 & 380. Easily accessible from Stroudsburg or Scranton. We offer golf memberships, outing packages and Promotional Play opportunities. 570-894-4435 x 111 Lake Rd.,Tobyhanna. www.poconofarms.com SCOTT GREENS GOLF CLUB–

Nicely maintained 9 hole golf & teaching facility in Scott Township. Home of "A Swing for Life Golf Academy" featuring Teaching Professionals Scotty McAlarney a "Top 100" Instructor, W.G.T.F., Corey McAlarney and Jim McLean certified instructor and master club fitter. Minutes from Clarks Summit, Rt. 81and Scranton area. Great membership rates. 570-254-6979 www.Scottgreensgolfclub.com continued on page 118 August 2012

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GOLF GUIDE SHADOWBROOK INN & RESORT–

Enjoy our par 71,18-hole golf course. We have Stay and Play packages starting at $99 with unlimited golf based on availability.Tournaments welcome. Weekday rates with cart $25 and weekend rates with cart $35. We have an in house Bar & Grille and much more! 201 Resort Lane,Tunkhannock, PA 18657 570-836-5417 www.shadowbrookresort.com SHAWNEE INN & GOLF RESORT–

27-hole championship course located on an island in the Delaware River. Breathtaking views accompany each swing. Driving range, practice facility, golf academy and the best 19th hole around, the Gem and Keystone Brewpub. 3 minutes from Route 80. www.shawneeinn.com, 100 Shawnee Inn Drive, Shawnee on Delaware, PA. For tee times call 570-424-4000 SKYTOP LODGE–

Rated 4.5 stars by Golf Digest for places to stay and play. A mountain-style course that plays over rolling terrain, with wide, tree-lined fairways and small challenging greens above average in speed. Back tees measure 6,656 yards with a slope rating of 133 and forward tees 5,789, with a 122 slope rating. www.Skytop.com 570-595-8910 SLEEPY HOLLOW GOLF COURSE–

Picturesque public "19" hole course with rolling hills & lush greens. 5,189 yard course features a challenging back 10 holes. New additions annually. Non-golfers & people of all ages may enjoy afternoon tea & food bar in dining area. Golf card accepted. Follow us on Facebook. Sandy Banks Rd., Greenfield Twp. 570-254-4653.

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GOLF GUIDE SPLIT ROCK GOLF CLUB–

Open to the public. Beautiful 27-hole tree-lined course with picturesque views in Lake Harmony. Fully stocked Golf Shop, practice facility, restaurant/bar, Locker facilities. 18 holes: $40 midweek, $55 weekend pre-season & $55 midweek, $65 weekend in-season including cart.Yearly memberships & weekly specials. Great Tournament and Outing Course- Tee times/directions 570-722-9901 www.golfsplitrock.com STONE MEADOWS GOLF COURSE–

A modified links style golf course nestled in the heart of Northeast PA– easily accessible from Wilkes-Barre, Scranton, the Poconos and the upper Lehigh Valley.The layout is wooded and scenic and the atmosphere is relaxing. 310 Buck Blvd. (Rt.115), Bear Creek, PA. 570-472-3870 www.stonemeadowsgolf.com VILLA ROMA RESORT–

Golf Digest calls us "A little slice of heaven" Built in 1986, this par 71, 6,499 yard course is perfect for experts.The 6,200 to 6,350 yard course is well-matched for beginners, women and juniors. Front 9 is generous off the tee, longer & challenging back nine. Callicoon, NY. 1-800-533-6767 www.villaroma.com/cmp/golfcourse.html


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Come Have a Ball! 17th Annual Christy Mathewson Days

aseball fans, historians and anyone who simply wants to have fun will enjoy the 17th Annual Christy Mathewson Days at Keystone College in La Plume on August 10 and 11.

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Edward Boehm, president of Keystone College, started the first Christy Mathewson Days celebration in1996 to honor the hometown hero turned Baseball Hall of Famer(see sidebar).“I was impressed by the history of the great gentleman baseball player Christy Mathewson and his connection to Keystone and the community,” Boehm says. After reading about a oneman play featuring legendary baseball pitcher Christy Mathewson, Boehm thought it would be a perfect way to celebrate his life and commitment to the community. “Matty: An Evening with Christy Mathewson" was performed that summer at the first Christy Mathewson Days. What began as a simple celebration of baseball with hot dogs, popcorn and a play has

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grown into much more. The two-day event will kick off on Friday, August 10 at noon with the opening of the Christy Mathewson Collection. At 8 p.m. there will be a lecture and book signing with Bob Gaines, author of “The Three Mathewsons,” followed by an ice cream social in the Gambal Gym lobby. Saturday features “The Big 6K Run/Walk” on the College Green. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.; the race starts at 8 a.m. with a breakfast on the College Green to follow. The Christy Mathewson Adult Softball Tournament will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. followed by a parade at 5 p.m. starting at the college. Food, games, face painting, raffles and more will begin at Christy Mathewson Park at 6 p.m. Devon Clarke will provide a musical showcase, followed by the original music of Chris Hludzik. Many events at Christy Mathewson Park are free. Registration fees for the 6K Run/Walk and Adult Softball Tournament are required, although spectators are welcome. Visit www.Factoryville.org or call 570-945-8169. –Casey Phillips

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Six Big Facts About Big Six

1. He was one of the five original men inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936. 2. He attended Keystone Academy and Bucknell University. At Bucknell, his extracurricular activities included singing in the glee club, being a member of a literary society and playing football. 3. His signature pitch, the “fade-away,” was the precursor to the modern screwball. 4. In 1908, he led the league in wins (37), ERA (1.43), strikeouts (259) and shutouts (12). 5. He is a published author.

6. He enlisted as a captain in the U.S. Army in 1918.

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This historic structure is nearby to a winery & breathtaking scenic overlooks. Local activities include golf, tennis, hiking, hunting, fishing and canoeing. Opening Memorial Day weekend. The Wyalusing Hotel Annex. This modern facility will host 24 guest rooms with a continental breakfast.

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Food • Fun • Blueberry Everything!

Friday and Saturday August 3 & 4 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Proceeds benefit

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J.R’s HALLMARK Towne Plaza • Tunkhannock • 570-836-6458 Mon-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 am On the Village Green in scenic Montrose Funded in part by the Susquehanna County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau

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Pittston Tomato Festival August 16-19 ood, fun and tomato fights! It’s been a winning recipe in Pittston for nearly 30 years! Lori Nocito, chair of the 29th annual Pittston Tomato Festival August 1619, expects roughly 50,000 people to attend this year.

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Races and Pageants! A 5K race kicks off Saturday morning, followed by a twomile parade through the downtown. The Queen Scholarship Pageant begins at 1 p.m., awarding $500 and $250 scholarships, respectively, for first place and runner up. The pageant is scored based on an interview and a stage performance or talent.

Foodie Fun! At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, the most exciting event of the weekend begins- the

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tomato fight! It takes place in the parking lot at Cooper’s Waterfront and features up to 150 people tossing rotten tomatoes back and forth at each other. Tomato fight entry is $5, and participants are provided with protective goggles. The tomato contest will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. Prizes will be given out to the largest, smallest, ugliest and most-perfect tomato. The Little Miss and Mister Tomato contest starts the day at 10:45 a.m. on Sunday morning. The contest is open to children ages 2 to 6, which is

judged on beauty and personality.

Festival Favorites! A variety of homemade food will be sold throughout the weekend. Pasta, meatballs, bruchetta, cannolis, gelato, sausage and peppers, gyros and pizza are just a few! The festival will also feature live entertainment. Visit www.PittstonTomato Festival.com. –Camille Karam


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Luzerne County You’ll Find it all Right Here!!

Wilkes-Barre Hazleton

Aug 5 Wilkes-Barre Triathlon, Harveys Lake. World Class Athletic Competition - 1K Swim, 40K Bike, 11K Run from Harvey's Lake to Penn State Campus & Sports Expo. 570-822-2025 or www.wilkesbarretriathlon.com

Aug 5 Pennsylvania 400 NASCAR Race, Long Pond. 800-RACEWAY. www.poconoraceway.com

Aug 16-19 Pittston Tomato Festival, Pittston. Delicious food, variety of live entertainment, parade, 5K run, games, rides, arts and crafts, bingo and home-grown Pittston tomatoes. 570-655-1424 or www.pittstontomatofestival.com

Aug 18-19 Civil War Encampment at Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly. Firing and drilling demonstrations, camp life, artillery, infantry, and cavalry units, period music, dancing, and more! 570-636-2070 or www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com

Aug 18-19 USA Luge Slider Search, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Moosic. Try-outs for the US Luge Team for area boys and girls 9-13 years old. Learn to ride wheeled luge sleds from USA Luge coaches and athletes. Promising participants may receive an invitation to attend a training camp at the US Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY. 800-USA-LUGE or www.usaluge.org

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100 Years of Golf

at the Inn at Pocono Manor n 1911, plans for a nine-hole golf course at the Inn at Pocono Manor were put into place. From his home in Pinehurst, NC, Donald Ross used topographical maps to lay out nine holes with the help of local associate, J.B. McGovern. Ross used the existing landscape to develop the course. In 1912, the first nine holes opened for play. William Flynn, designer of 11 courses on Golfweek’s list of the top 100 classicera courses, completed drawings for 10 additional holes in 1920. Flynn placed a strong importance on each hole having individual character. In 1924, Flynn’s holes were completed, a project that was overseen by Pocono Manor greenskeeper Edwin Hoopes.

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until November in an apartment above a garage next to the golf shop. He was responsible for teaching lessons and overseeing course conditioning, as well as making clubs and selling equipment. In the early 1930s, Pocono Manor opened a caddie camp. A caddie master oversaw several men for the season and trained them in bag-carrying etiquette. In 1946, the first golf cart was used at Pocono Manor.

Growing Again George Fazio cleared and built a new set of nine holes known as the West course in 1959. The cost of clearing the land was so expensive that the second nine holes were not built until 1961, when construction began on Interstate 380 adjacent to Pocono Manor. In return for using a quarry on the property, the road builder cleared land for the second nine holes of the West course. In 1965, the second nine holes opened. HappeningsMagazinePA.com

Making History Many well-known names have been on Pocono Manor’s course. In 1968, Arnold Palmer played a match against Art Wall Jr. on the East Course. In 1975, Jack Cuttle retired, and Ted Johnson become the head professional at Pocono Manor. In 1977, the Pocono Northeast Classic, an LPGA Tour event, took place on the West course. Debbie Austin won the event by one stroke over Sandra Post. In 1984, Greg Wall become head professional at Pocono Manor. For three years, Wall coordinated pro-am events on the East course. Participants included his father Art Wall Jr. and several major champions including Roberto DeVicenzo, Orville Moody, Gene Littler, Charles Coody, Jerry Barber and Doug Ford. www.PoconoManor.com 888-374-1295 –Melissa Sanko

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AUGUST 10 - 11, 2012 • FACTORYVILLE, PA FRIDAY, AUGUST 10: (Gambal Athletic Center, Keystone College, La Plume) Noon - Christy Mathewson Collection opens. 8 p.m. - The Three Mathewsons, lecture & book signing with author Bob Gaines 9:30 p.m. - Ice Cream Social

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11: 7 a.m. - Registration for “The Big 6K Run/Walk” (Keystone College, La Plume) 9 -10 a.m. - Breakfast for Run/Walk participants, courtesy of Keystone College (Keystone College Green) 9 a.m.-4 p.m. - Adult Softball Tournament (Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville) 5 p.m. - Christy Mathewson Parade begins at Keystone College & travels to Christy Mathewson Park in Factoryville.

Born and raised in Factoryville, Christy Mathewson was one of the five original inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.

6 p.m. - Evening events featuring games, food, raffles, Mr. Jay the 11-year-old magician, instant bingo, refreshments, dunk tank, bountiful baskets, music & fun for all ages. Musical showcase with local talent. (Christy Mathewson Park, Factoryville) 7:30 p.m. - Original live music by Chris Hludzik. For a full schedule of events as well as more information, please visit our Factoryville Borough Facebook Page.

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COUNTRY INNS / B&BS COLONIAL BRICK INN & SUITES–

Come and enjoy Pennsylvania hospitality at its finest. Call to reserve your special occasion package. Winter ski or summer golf packages, we will cater to guests all seasons of the year. New meeting room and free Internet in rooms. 25161 Route 11, Hallstead. 570-879-2162 or 1-800-290-3922. www.ColonialBrickInn.com CRESCENT LODGE–

Reserve our cabin in the woods in the heart of the Poconos. Stone fireplace, wood paneling, canopy bed with TV, Jacuzzi for two, covered deck and balcony. Nearby find a spa, casino, antiquing, outlet shopping and outdoor activities. Enjoy our pub and restaurant. Paradise Valley. Cresco, PA 800-392-9400. www.CrescentLodge.com ECCE BED & BREAKFAST–

Award winning mountain house on a bluff 300 feet above The Upper Delaware River. Located on 60 acres, offering panoramic views of NY and PA mountains. Five elegantly appointed bedrooms all have private baths (some w/ whirlpool tubs) and complimentary refreshment centers. Savor full country breakfast on outdoor decks overlooking the river. Barryville, NY. 845-557-8562 www.EcceBedAndBreakfast.com THE FRENCH MANOR– Romantic country inn modeled after a French chateau. Gourmet French cuisine, excellent wines. AAA 4Diamond Award Winner for lodging & dining. Luxurious suites with fireplace, Jacuzzis & balcony. New GREEN spa, Le Spa Foret. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, couples’ massage suite, fireplace, pedicures & more. South Sterling, PA. 1-877-720-6090. www.TheFrenchManor.com. THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE– Enjoy a peaceful stay at this historic 1819 Federal-style house two miles north of Honesdale, PA.Three guest rooms, each with private baths, central AC,TV and WI-FI, feature handmade quilts and antiques. Hearty breakfasts include home-baked goodies served with genuine PA Dutch hospitality. Bethany, PA. 570-253-5573. www.JamesManningHouse.com

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POCONO PINES MOTOR INN & COTTAGES– Tall pines shade this year-round family resort next to “The Big Lake” & winter ski slopes. Cottages, kitchenettes, motel rooms & a three-bedroom lodge with fireplace are available. Cable TV, DVD,VCR, outdoor pool, BBQ’s & private boat docks. Boating, fishing, shops & restaurants close by. 345 Rte. 507, Tafton. 570-226-2772. www.PoconoPinesMotorInn.com

THE RIVER ROCK INN– Charming Pocono Inn just two blocks from the Delaware River in historic Milford. Built in 1876 this picturesque inn has a koi pond and formal English garden. 10 Victorian style bedrooms, first-class dining, sophistication and expert service in a relaxed country setting. 570-296-7177, 210 Second Street, Milford PA 18337 www.RiverRockInnMilford.com STONE BRIDGE INN & RESTAURANT– European-style inn, restaurant & tavern in a spectacular country setting. 13 charming rooms, with private baths,TV, A/C, several with fireplaces, free WI-FI. Continental breakfast, indoor pool/hot tub, horseback riding. Excellent dinner cuisine. Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9200. www.Stone-Bridge-Inn.com.

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SUMMER FUN COSTA’S FAMILY FUN PARK- Featuring

go-karts, water slides, bumper boats, miniature golf, driving range & stadium batting cages– fun for the whole family. Stay for lunch or dinner but be sure to leave room for Hershey’s handdipped ice cream. Open daily during the summer & weekends spring & fall. Rte. 6, Hawley. 570-226-8585. www.CostasFamilyFunPark.com

KITTATINNY RIVER TRIPS & ZIP LINE- Canoeing, kayaking, whitewater

rafting and tubing trips on the Delaware River from seven riverfront bases. We have two campgrounds, paintball games and a 3,000 foot dual racing zip line, one of the longest in the U.S. which will thrill all adventure seekers. Family owned and operated for 72 years. 800-356-2852 www.Kittatinny.com

LAHEY FAMILY FUN PARK-36 holes of the finest miniature golf. Courses are built into the mountainside. Five waterfalls, seven streams & caves create a beautiful & relaxing outdoor

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setting. Other attractions: go-carts, batting cages, bumper boats, arcade, children's soft play & snack bar. Open daily at 10 a.m. 500 Morgan Hwy. Clarks Summit. 570-586-5699.

NACL THEATRE- In Highland Lake, NY pres-

ents cutting edge contemporary performance year-round. NACL offers a new CSArts (Community Supported Arts) Program providing a season pass to all performances, parties and special events. NACL continues to tour The Little Farm Show across the region. For the season schedule go to www.Nacl.org

SNACK SHACK- Give your tongue a sleigh ride at The Snack Shack by the"Big Cow" in Wilkes-Barre, serving 100s of award-winning Leiby's ice cream flavors! Be unique- have a build your own sundae bar or our new Candy Buffet delivered to your event! 570-270-2929. www.TheSnackShack.vpweb.com

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SUSQUEHANNA CANOE & KAYAK RENTAL- Enjoy a relaxing day on

the Susquehanna– paddling, exploring and sightseeing. Centrally located along the river in Falls, a close drive from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties.You’ll float along the most beautiful section of the Endless Mountains. Daily/Weekly rentals to other local waterways in Northeastern PA also available. Call 570-388-6107. www.KayakTheRiver.com

WALLENPAUPACK SCENIC BOAT TOURS- Enjoy a breathtaking hour-

long cruise on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack as your tour guide describes the area and the history behind this charming lake region. Open daily. Chartered Boat Rentals also available. Located at the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike, 2487 Route 6, Hawley PA call 570-226-3293 or visit ww.WallenpaupackBoatTour.com

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM A CELEBRATION OF NEPA GROWN & PRODUCED FOOD, BEER & WINE

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EPICUREAN DELIGHT $100/PER PERSON FOR TICKETS CONTACT 570-346-7186 ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT

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oanne Arduino has been the Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre of Scranton since 1991 and owner of The Dance Studio in Scranton since 1978. A producer, director, choreographer and former dancer, she received certificates from the Royal Academy of Dancing in London, England and has studied and choreographed nationally and internationally. Arduino was mentored by the late Constance Reynolds, who founded Ballet Theatre of Scranton in 1958. Ballet Theatre of Scranton (BTOS) is a non-profit organization founded to provide quality dance education. It gives dancers the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally known choreographers, artists and theater experts. Arduino directs the children, apprentice and senior companies at BTOS and produces six productions (12 performances) yearly. Many BTOS students have gone on to professional careers in dance and musical theater. In its 37th year, BTOS produces the annual holiday gift of The Nutcracker, in

conjunction with Marywood University, seen by 350,000 people to date. The Dance Studio is the official school of BTOS. Arduino serves on the PA Council on the Arts roster, many local boards and on arts in education panels. She has partnered with a multitude of area arts organizations and has created various programs for regional educational institutions. She is the performing arts chair of the Arts Alive institute. Happenings Magazine interviewed Arduino to get her insight about arts in Northeast PA. What is Northeast PA’s greatest asset? The people! The warm hospitality is quickly recognized from anyone visiting this friendly city. Many visiting artists and theater professionals come back each year to work with BTOS because of the kindnesses extended to them by the people of the region. What is Northeast PA’s greatest weakness? Those who believe there is nothing to do in the area. Northeast PA has a wealth of performances, concerts and festivals throughout the

year. Sometimes, there are so many opportunities available at one time, I cannot attend everything that I would like! Northeast PA also has a wealth of talent; many residents have gone on to very successful and notable professional careers. You need not travel to larger metropolitan areas to be treated to high caliber performances. Why do you choose to do business downtown? I strongly feel that the downtown is the hub of the cultural, business and social community. BTOS had to relocate in the ‘90s due to the implosion on Lackawanna Avenue. I felt strongly that BTOS remain in the heart of the downtown. Our business has been in downtown Scranton for 54 years. Why do you feel it is important for businesses to work with the community? Partnerships are extremely important. With arts funding cut, partnerships are beneficial to all organizations for grant opportunities. BTOS partners with many community organizations including the Scranton Area Jaycees, NEPA Philharmonic, NEIU #19, Broadway Theatre of NEPA, Marywood


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University, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Scranton Community Concerts.

Why is arts education so important? The arts are at the core of any culture. It is our responsibility to educate and expose our young people to all of the arts... poetry, theater, music, dance and visual arts. It helps develop an aesthetic awareness, critical thinking skills, problem solving and an continued on page 136

Photo Guy Cali Associates

Have you observed a resurgence in the arts regionally? Arts expose the general public, especially our young people, to various forms at a reasonable cost. I am proud to have been part of the planning and a participant in the original First Night event in Scranton, the Arts on Fire Festival and Dancing with the NEPA stars at the Scranton Cultural Center. Regional residencies by the PA Council on the Arts and NEIU #19 are impacting many community hospitals, children and youth services and school districts.


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understanding of society through generations. We are never too old to learn or experience the arts. Why is participation in the arts so vital? Self-expression is key. The arts teach life lessons in so many ways, such as working together and being responsible. Being a member of an ensemble and grasping the larger picture are important aspects of being part of a production. The performer attends months of rehearsals, thus developing personal responsibility and dedication. They know that each role, no matter how large or how small, is important. Why should people attend live performances? From my perspective in the performing arts, there is nothing that compares to attending a live performance. The exhilaration and emotions that transcend from the stage may consume you as an audience member. Each performance is completely different as a direct result of the energy of the audience and performers. What do you think would happen to society, if the arts were removed? Picture our world as dull,

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e Arduino

Getting Personal with Joanne Arduino Title: Artistic Director of Ballet Theatre of Scranton; Owner of The Dance Studio, Scranton

Hobbies: Traveling, attending performances and spending time with family

Years Experience: 35+

Favorite Quote: "To love another person is to see the face of God." - from the Broadway musical “Les Miserables”

Accolades/Awards: Athena Award, Broadway Theatre of NEPA Sam and Jane Cali Award, UNICO’s Mille Gracie Award, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Ellen Astolfi Award, NEIU Artist of the Year, Marywood University Presidential Medal and special recognitions from the Friendship House and Scranton Tomorrow

“Hidden Gem” of Scranton: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple is a favorite place of mine. So many people visit only the theater but have not seen the many exquisite rooms, architecture and history that are hidden behind those grand doors. Photo by: Julie Jordan

grey, silent and uninteresting. Everything that surrounds us is inspired by art... color, design, sound

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BACKTOSCHOOL Put Fun Back in Your

Back-to-School Shopping List! Tag Along! Vera Bradley double zip backpack takes form and function to a higher degree. Retail: $99 Available at: Waverly General Store, Waverly

Summer Nostalgia! Remember your summer vacation with coral and starfish bracelets! Retail:$25-45 each Available at: Rain Tree, Scranton

Flower Power! Colorful, silk flower beaded bracelets accessorize wrists or hair. Retail: $6 Available at: B’s Boutique, The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton

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Top it off! Straw Lifted Research Group hat and belt Retail: $30–$32 Available at: EP Fashions, The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton

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Just Say NO to Boring School Photos! Mention this offer for a child's basic portrait session and school portrait. Offer good for children PreK - 11th grade during the month of September. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or discount. Retail: Packages starting at $25 Available at: Kaiser Fine Photography, Carbondale

Klean KanteenŠ The original BPA Free and Stainless Steel Bottles and Thermoses. Proud members of 1% for the Planet. Retail: $18.95-$29.98 Available at: Everything Natural, Clarks Summit

Wrap it up! Scarf is a fashion accessory and helps keep warm on cool fall nights. Available in several colors. Retail: $12.95 Available at: Shamba-la, The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton

Pink Pouch! Pouch is great for storing make up, accessories and school supplies! Available in several colors! Retail: $14.99 Available at: Shinee World, The Mall at Steamtown, Scranton

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An Early Look Children’s Eye Health Q&A

Diane Morrissey, office manager at Biernacki Eye Associates in WilkesBarre, answers questions about children’s eye health and exams. Q. At what age should children start getting eye examinations? A. Parents should bring children in starting at age 3 unless the parent or pediatrician detects a problem. Q. How often should children have eye exams? A. Children should have one exam at age 3, one at age 5 and then once a year once the child starts school.

Q. What can be expected during a visit? A. Children will have lights shined in eyes, tiny instruments close to their eyes and the doctor touching around eye area. The child will be asked to recognize colors, numbers, letters or shapes. Children might also receive drops in their eyes. Q. What lenses are recommended for children? A. Polycarbonate lenses. These types of lenses are thin and lightweight and resist shattering.

Q. What is the latest development in eye care? A. Cycloplegic retinoscopy– it is an effective measurement of a child’s refractive error. The newest thing our doctors are testing for is 3D vision. A lot of schools are using 3D for teaching, and if the child cannot see this correctly the issue must be addressed.

Q. What eye problems are evaluated? A. Parents should look out for crossed eyes, lazy eyes or problems with recognition of colors, shapes or numbers.

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Q. What kinds of eye protection should children use when playing sports? A. Safety glasses. Some types of safety glasses fit over and around the existing frames with an elastic band to prevent them from falling off. They offer protection if the child were to be injured during a sport. Other types of prescription safety eyewear are available such as custom swimming or skiing goggles. In all cases, polycarbonate lenses are the best option due to shatter-resistant quality.

Call 823-0290.

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Front-Of-the-Class Fashions! Latest Styles for Back to School Season Happenings Magazine interns show off clothes to start the school year. These looks are all available from stores at The Mall at Steamtown in Scranton.

Who: Camille Karam, Saint Joseph’s University student Style: Comfy blue t-shirt; long flowing blue and green skirt with silver sequins; bright bangles.Clothing: ShambaLa 570-344-4385 Bangles: Shinee World 570-342-2221

Who: Liz Mirarchi, Pennsylvania State University student Style: White flowing top with sheer sleeves and back paired with dark wash skinny jeans and dangling peacock earrings.Clothing: EP Fashions 570-909-9974 Earrings: Shinee World 570-342-2221

Who: Lindsey Myers, University of Pittsburgh student Style: Black, adjustable, ruched top layered with black and grey striped sweater; black healed boots over red denim jeans; black sunglasses.Clothing: B’s Boutique 570-207-3541 Sunglasses: Shinee World 570-342-2221

Photos: Lisa Ragnacci, Happenings Magazine art director and John Favini, Happenings Magazine intern and Lafayette College student.

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THE MALL AT STEAMTOWN

New Stores! New Attitude!

The Mall at Steamtown , conveniently located off exit 185 of I-81, is NEPA's only two level, state-of-the-art, regional downtown center featuring Boscov's,The Bon-Ton, plus over 80 specialty shops, Marquee Cinema 8, The Station CafĂŠ Food Court, Hurricane Grill & Wings and Starbucks!

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Digital-Age Education

Meet Successful Students at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter

Meet Michaela Madeira

n a typical day, Michaela Madeira wakes up and goes to school like any other 14-year-old girl. However, Madeira goes to school by logging on to the computer in her own home. She finishes her work in time for lunch.

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Pace Yourself Madeira is a student of the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, which operates under the Pennsylvania Department of Education. She receives a stateapproved education from teachers online.“I think it’s great,” she says.“I am a selfpaced student. I like to work ahead and get things done as quickly as possible!” Fred Miller, communication coordinator at PA Cyber, says students either work at their own pace or attend class in a virtual classroom. Unlike homeschooling, all learning is led by state-certified teachers who go through an extensive training program. PA Cyber is tuition-free and offers students 250 online courses, including advanced courses.

The Cyber Student “Students who are self-

Grade: 9 Favorite Subject: English Hobbies: Reading and writing Favorite Part of PA Cyber: “Above all, their English and history courses are amazing! I love the stories.” Plans for the Future: Elementary Teacher or Journalist

motivated, independent learners do well,” Miller continues. Students who are shy or bullied often thrive at PA Cyber. The school is also a good fit for students who are pursuing goals in sports or the arts and have demanding training schedules. Joel Pompella chose to become a PA Cyber student because of the flexible scheduling. Instead of catching the bus for school each morning, he heads to work at his family’s business, Sunny Knoll Stables, in Drums, PA. On a typical school day, Pompella helps his mother, Dawn, every morning and afternoon with riding lessons, animal feedings and other jobs at Sunny Knoll. He attends class in a virtual classroom around midday. Pompella attended a traditional public elementary school before enrolling at PA Cyber

in fifth grade. Since making the transition to online learning, he has noticed a difference in his education. “I do feel PA Cyber is a harder curriculum,” he says.“It makes you think more; it gives you a little bit more of a challenge.”

Staying Connected Like all PA Cyber students, Madeira regularly communicates with her Instructional Supervisor, a state-certified teacher who serves as a student advisor. Madiera’s mother, Melanie, says this good communication and individualized attention was an important factor in choosing PA Cyber, explaining,“They strive to have each instructional supervisor zero in on the kids’ educational needs." A school teacher, Melanie Madiera has seen many students fall through the continued on page 146

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Meet Joel Pompella

Grade: 10 Favorite Subject: Earth Science Hobbies: Riding quads Favorite Part of PA Cyber: “The main goal of the teachers and Instructional Supervisors is to help you.” Plans for the Future: Computer programmer

in traditional classrooms because teachers are often unable to accommodate the different learning styles of each student.

Social Studies Pompella doesn’t feel he is missing out on social opportunities by not being in a traditional classroom.“!hen a lot of kids think of home-school, they think you don’t experi-

ence being around other people, but that is not true,” Pompella says.“You can be as social or as unsocial as you want. Thanks to PA Cyber, I met a student named Shane from Pittsburgh; now we’re really good friends.” PA Cyber offers students and their families social opportunities through Family Link. Formal dances, field trips, student clubs and other activities are offered. Visit www.PaCyber.org. –Danielle Del Prete

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NEPAKIDS

Scouting Out Success

Boy Scout Membership Grows in Northeast PA

Young boys have the

opportunity to experience many interests while participating in scouting. According to Marcel L. Cinquina, Scout Executive – CEO, Boy Scout membership in the region is up. He says,“Scouting offers a community and camaraderie in which parents and kids alike can participate. It is an education-based values development program.” Cub Scouts is for boys in first through fifth grades or ages 7 to 10. Boys may join a pack and be assigned to a den, which is usually made up of boys in a neighborhood who form a natural playgroup. Tiger Cub dens meet twice a month, and Cub Scout and Webelos Scout den meetings are held once a week. Cub Scouting emphasizes involvement between boys and their parents, adult leaders and friends. Boy Scouting is for boys who have completed fifth grade or who are 11 through 17 years old. The program achieves the Boy Scout of America’s objectives of developing character, citizenship and personal fitness qualities among youth by focusing on a vig148

orous program of outdoor activities.“The list is endless,” says Cinquina.“From camping to a ropes challenge course, from technology to environmental science, from swimming to sailing…” Venturing is a program for young men and women who have completed eighth grade through 20 years old. The program emphasizes team leadership, life-skills development, outdoor and high-adventure activity and other areas of interest to the crew members. Call 570-207-1227 or visit www.BeAScout.org -Melissa Sanko

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Scouting in Northeast PA…by the Numbers

72 Cub Scout Packs

75 Boy Scout Troops 17 Venturer Crews 164 units scattered throughout the Council, which serves Lackawanna,Wayne,Wyoming and parts of Luzerne, Pike and Susquehanna Counties

4,086 youth members 1,984 adult volunteers

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Meet an Eagle Scout: Tyler Nye

Hometown: Scranton Education: Scranton Preparatory School and The University of Scranton Occupation: Educator Hobby: Traveling extensively through South America, Europe and the Caribbean. “Scouting to me means friendships that last a lifetime, creating tomorrow's leaders, a time-honored tradition of duty to God and country. Thanks to scouting, I am more patriotic, more religious, more physically fit, better educated, more charitable and overall a better citizen. I can't imagine the person I would be without scouting. Scouting has molded me into the teacher, son, brother and Scout that I am today. TWWAB = True We Will Always Be.”

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Fostering Excellence in Deaf Education August 2012

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Visionary. Local Ophthamologist Internationally Recognized eighborhood Housing Services of Lackawanna County (NHS) presents the prestigious Governor Robert P. Casey Award for a Lifetime Service annually to four recipients who selflessly invest time and talents to improve the quality of life for neighbors in Northeast PA. Dr. Frank A. Bucci of Bucci Laser Vision has been selected as a 2012 recipient. Dr. Bucci is involved in many charities and organizations. Locally he founded Hospice of the Sacred Heart. He also established the Eye Insitute of the Sacred Heart in Lima, Peru, which serves the impoverished. Visit www.BucciVision.com or call 1-877-DR-BUCCI.

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MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IN NEPA

6.6million

9.4million

BY THE NUMBERS $

$

47million

Triple A Baseball infuses into the regional economy

Projected infusion into the regional economy after completion of the new PNC Field in Moosic

$

$

32.8million

350 50% 10 Fireworks displays for the impact 4th of July after Estimated annual economic completion of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees’ new stadium

Construction jobs created by the stadium project

$

Materials for the project purchased locally

50,000 Average construction worker’s annual salary and benefits over a one-year period

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1,789,000

38million

Fireworks displays for the 4th of July

Taxes, fees and other revenue to the government.

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Fireworks displays for the 4th of July

Minimum investment of SWB Yankees LLC for the stadium project over 30 years

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Estimated annual economic impact

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New full-time jobs created, bringing total full-time employment to 30

4,458,000 Fireworks displays for the 4th of July

Annual spending on goods and services. Local purchases of goods and services totaling $3,094,000 are currently made by the franchise.

$

405,000

Ancillary revenue to the region. Travel, supplies and overnight hotel stays by the visiting teams, scouts, team personnel and umpires for 71 games totals $350,000 in annual revenue to the region. Source: Daniel Lispi, President, DRL Consulting & Development

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Special Events Aug. 1, 78th Dream Game, 8 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Scranton. 342-7711. Aug. 1, King’s Campus Stroll, 6 p.m., meet YMCA,WilkesBarre. 823-2191. Aug. 1-31, Scranton Ghost Walks, 7:30 p.m., downtown Scranton. 383-1821. Aug. 3-4,Waystock, downtown Waymart. Aug. 3-4, Annual Blueberry Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,Village Green, Montrose. 278-1881. Aug. 3-11, 150th Wayne Co. Fair, fairgrounds, Honesdale. Aug. 4, Artfest, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Center St., Bloomsburg. 784-2522. Aug. 4-5, 8th Annual Festival of Wood, Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. 296-9630. Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25, Championship Rodeo, 7 p.m., Malibu Ranch, Milford. 800-8MALIBU. Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25,Train Excursion to Moscow, 12:302:30 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 340-5204. Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25, Downtown Walking Tours, 11 a.m., Lackawanna Historical Society, Scranton. 344-3841.

Aug. 5, 12, 19 AUGUST & 26, Historic SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT Tours, 1-3 p.m., Forty Fort 1 2 3 4 Meeting 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 House, Forty 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Fort. 287-5214.

19 20 Aug. 8, Our Luzerne 26 27 County Courthouse, A Living History Walk, 6 p.m., meet YMCA, Wilkes-Barre. 823-2191.

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Aug. 15,Vine Street Cemetery Walk, 6 p.m., meet YMCA, Hazleton. 455-2046.

Aug. 10, 3rd Annual Scavenger Hunt, 5-8 p.m., downtown Danville. 284-4502.

Aug. 16-18, Pioneer Nights, downtown Carbondale.

Aug. 10-11, 17th Annual Christy Mathewson Days, downtown Factoryville. 945-8169.

Aug. 18, High School Student Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. 675-4449.

Aug. 11, 42nd Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere. 525-3273.

Aug. 18, 20th Annual Pioneer Day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, Ashland. 875-3850.

Aug. 12, Annual Parade of Boats, Nick’s Lake House, Lake Harmony.

Aug. 18, Shawnee Mountain Mud Run, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Shawnee Mtn. Ski Area, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 421-7231.

Aug. 12, JD Kearney Charity Regatta, Lake Wallenpaupack, Hawley. Aug. 12, An Afternoon of Delights, 4 p.m., Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. Aug. 13-18, 74th Annual Montour-Delong Community Fair, fairgrounds, Danville. 437-2178.

Aug. 16-19, Pittston Tomato Festival, Main St., Pittston.

Aug. 18, Heritage Explorer Train Excursion to Carbondale, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 348-3003. Aug. 18, Foostock ’12, 6:30 p.m., Patsel’s, Clarks Summit. 563-2000.

Aug. 5, Pennsylvania 400, Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond. 800-RACEWAY.

Aug. 14, Adult Learner Open House, 4-7 p.m., Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University. 674-6791.

Aug. 18-19, Civil War Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eckley Miners Village, Weatherly. 956-3881.

Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Historic House Tours, 1-4 p.m., Nathan Denison House, Forty Fort. 288-5531.

Aug. 15,Wilkes U, What’s New Walk?, 6 p.m., meet YMCA, Wilkes-Barre. 823-2191.

Aug. 19, Eco-Loco, noon, NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, NY. www.nacl.org

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 20-25, 155th Harford Fair, fairgrounds, Harford.

Aug. 2-5, Old Home Week, Main St., Forest City. 785-3800.

Aug. 22, Nature in Your Neighborhood, 6 p.m., meet YMCA, Wilkes-Barre. 823-2191.

Aug. 3,Vintage Costume Jewelry Trunk Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mt. Haven Resort, Milford. 800-553-1530.

Aug. 24-26,Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack & downtown Hawley. Aug. 25-26, 26th Annual Pocono State Craft Festival, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 476-4460. Aug. 25-26, Lake Wallenpaupack Dam & Power Plant Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Aug. 28-Sept. 3, GreeneDreher-Sterling Fair, fairgrounds, Newfoundland. Aug. 28-Sept. 3,The 2012 Great Allentown Fair, fairgrounds, Allentown. Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Kiwanis Wyoming Co. Fair, fairgrounds, Meshoppen. 836-9992. Aug. 29-Sept. 3, Sullivan Co. Fair, fairgrounds, Forksville. 924-3205.

Community Events Aug. 1-31, Order Reflective Address Marker, Paupack Twp, Lakeville. 226-3115. Aug. 2, Potluck Dinner & A Book, 6 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere. Aug. 2-4, 20th Annual Our Lady of the Snows Country Bazaar, Curch of St. Benedict grounds, Clarks Summit. August 2012

Aug. 4,Thanksgiving in August Turkey Dinner, 3-7 p.m., Blooming Grove Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., Lords Valley. 775-7355. Aug. 4, Flea Market, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., United Methodist Church, Gouldsboro. 842-8738. Aug. 4, 11, 18 & 25, Barryville Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Barryville, NY. 224-8013. Aug. 5, Corpus Christi Parish Car Show & Craft Fair, 11 a.m., Holy Redeemer Church, Harding. 654-2753.

Aug. 11-12, 11th Annual Lebanese-American Food Festival, Sat. 4-11 p.m., Sun. noon-7 p.m., St. Joseph Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, Scranton. 343-6092. Aug. 12, Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run, 9:30 a.m., Misiercordia University, Dallas. 823-5144. Aug. 12, Monthly Breakfast, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5207, Daleville. 241-1196. Aug. 15, Chicken ‘n Biscuit or Ham Dinner, 4-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Clifford. Aug. 16, Cocktails on the Court, 5-7 p.m., State Street Grill, Clarks Summit. 586-8191.

Aug. 7, Barbecue Lunch, noon, Masonic Village, Dallas. 866-851-4243.

Aug. 17,Serving Seniors 17th Annual Summer Cocktail Party, 5:30-8 p.m.,The Willowbrook, Clarks Summit. 344-3931.

Aug. 8, Monroe Co. Garden Club Annual Picnic & Plant Auction, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brodhead Creek Park, Stroud Twp. 420-0283.

Aug. 18, Arts & Craft Fair & Summer Festival with Blueberry Tent, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., United Methodist Church, Chinchilla. 587-5204.

Aug. 9, Marley’s Mission 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, 8:30 a.m. & 1 p.m., Mount Airy Resort, Mt. Pocono. 585-4094.

Aug. 18,World Famous Tricky Tray, 5 p.m., Blooming Grove Twp.Volunteer Fire Dept., Lords Valley. 775-7355.

Aug. 10, Osterhout Library 4th Annual Raising the Roof Party, 5-8 p.m., Intermodal Center, Wilkes-Barre. 823-0156.

Aug. 18, Chicken Barbeque Dinner, 3-7 p.m., United Methodist Church, Daleville. 842-6776.

Aug. 11, Logan Walsh Benefit, noon, Lenox VFW, Lenox. 222-9820.

Aug. 19, Pancake Breakfast, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Pine Mill Community Hall, Equinunk. 224-8500.

Aug. 11, Greater Scranton Jaycees Flip Cup Tournament, 1 p.m., Whiskey Dick’s, Scranton. 969-6955.

Aug. 21, Evening Open House, 5:30 p.m., Masonic Village, Dallas. 866-851-4243.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 24-25, 4th Annual Block Party, 5 p.m., St. Stanislaus Church, Scranton. 343-6017.

Aug. 3, Steve Chizmadia, 7:30-9:30, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley.

Aug. 25, Chicken Barbeque Dine In or Take Out, noon-6 p.m., United Methodist Church, Gouldsboro. 842-6106.

Aug. 4, Sierra Hull & Highway 111, 6 p.m., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500.

Aug. 25, Annual L.C.S.D Ride on the Side of the Law Motorcycle Run, noon, FOP Lodge, Hanover Twp. 301-5852.

Aug. 4,The Philadelphia Trio, 8 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere.

Aug. 25, Stuffed Cabbage Rolls Dinner, noon-3 p.m., St. Michael’s Orthodox Church Center, Jermyn. 876-1456. Aug. 25, Music on the Lawn & Craft Fair, noon, Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Mill City. 351-7365. Aug. 26, Blueberry & Plain Pancake Breakfast, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Blooming Grove Fire Dept., Lords Valley. 775-7355.

Concerts Aug. 2, Joe Stanky & the Cadets, 7:30 p.m., Central Park, Honesdale.

Aug. 5, 12th Annual Music in the Park, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Fireman’s Fairgrounds, Clifford. 222-5493. Aug. 5, Kate & Richie Roche, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap. 476-0345. Aug. 5, Joe Cocker & Huey Lewis & the News, 7:30 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000. Aug. 5, Music of Frank Sinatra, 8 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere. Aug. 7, Big Time Rush with Cody Simpson & Rachel Crow, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods

Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000. Aug. 10, Brad Paisley,The Band Perry & Scotty McCreery, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000. Aug. 10-12,The Peach Music Festival, Sno Cove, Moosic. Aug. 11, Comedian RC Smith, Tom Quick Inn, Milford. 296-6700. Aug. 11, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, 6 p.m.,Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500. Aug. 11,The Look Band, 1-3 p.m., Old Mill Village Museum, New Milford. Aug. 12, 60 Years of Harmony Wyoming Valley Barbershop Chorus Concert, 7 p.m., Irem Temple Country Club Pavilion, Dallas. 287-2475. Aug. 12, 3Spirit, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap. 476-0345.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 12, Gathering of Singers & Songwriters II, 3 p.m., Dietrich Theater,Tunkhannock. 996-1500. Aug. 16,The Fabulous Judy Jaymes Show, noon, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. 226-6207. Aug. 17, Cowboy Junkies, Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. Aug. 17, Ragtime Pianist Mas Ikemiya, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. Aug. 17, Collin Raye, 9 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono. Aug. 18, Elysian Camerata, 6 p.m., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500. Aug. 18, Grand Funk Railroad, 9 p.m., Mount Airy Casino Resort, Mount Pocono. Aug. 18, Jon Peterson– The Song & Dance Man, 8 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere. Aug. 19,The Wayfarers, 6 p.m., Presbyterian Church of the Mountain, Delaware Water Gap. 476-0345. Aug. 19, Rock ‘n Blues Fest,

Mtn. Laurel Performing Arts Center, Bushkill. Aug. 19, Music in the Mountains, 4 p.m., Eagles Mere Village, Eagles Mere.

Aug. 10,“Cabaret,” Hawley Silk Aug. 22, Stone Temple Pilots, Mill, Hawley. Aug. 12,“There,There,” 4 p.m., 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center NACL Theatre, Highland Lake, NY. for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-557-0694. 800-745-3000. Aug. 24, Art Songs, Show Tunes & Opera with Ken Platt, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley.

Aug. 18,“The Voices,” 7 p.m., Sordoni Theater, Wilkes University. 602-1150.

Aug. 25, Classical & Contemporary Music on Art Exhibits Piano & Cello with Stephen Aug. 1-5, Alumni & Community: Paubel & Wes Tudor, 7:30-9:30 Selections from the Permanent p.m., Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. Collection, Sordoni Art Gallery, Aug. 26, Skip Detrick, Matt Wilkes University. 408-4325. Abell & Regina Sayles, 6 p.m., Aug. 1-11,The Sensuous & the Presbyterian Church of the Beautiful, PaPa Gallery,White Mountain, Delaware Water Mills. 296-5055. Gap. 476-0345. Aug. 1-31, Kathy Crane:“Look Aug. 31, Master Harp to the Skies,” Monroe Co. Guitarist Dan LaVoie, 7:30Environmental Ed Center, 9:30 p.m., Hawley Silk Mill, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Hawley. Aug. 1-31,What Can Be Found Underground in the Railroad Theatre Yard, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Steamtown Aug. 1-31,“Haunted! National Historic Site, Scranton. Mysteries of the Beyond,” 7 340-5200. p.m., Houdini Museum, Scranton. 383-9297.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 1-31, Elegant Corrosion, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 340-5200.

Aug. 11, Open Salt Collectors of the Atlantic Region, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Clarks Summit. 563-2050.

Aug. 26, Hormone Health, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton. 842-3453.

Aug. 1-31,The Wonderful Story of Planters Peanuts, Luzerne Co. Historical Society, Wilkes-Barre. 823-6244.

Aug. 9-13, Estill Voice Training: Level One & Two,” Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University. 674-6155.

Aug. 31, Full Moon Drumming, 7-10 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319.

Aug. 1-Sept. 3, Bees in Science, Culture & Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186.

Aug. 13, Easy Beads: Create in Clay, 6-9 p.m., Dietrich Theater,Tunkhannock. 996-1500.

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Aug. 17-Sept. 22, Around the World, PaPa Gallery,White Mills. 296-5055.

Aug. 15, Land Surveyors, Engineers & Geologists Seminar, Johnson College, Scranton.

Aug. 1, Lincoln & Slavery, 7-8 p.m., Pike Co. Historical Society, Milford. 296-8126. Aug. 3-5, Catholic Charismatic Renewal of the Diocese of Scranton Conference 2012, University of Scranton. 344-2214. Aug. 6, Parents Time Off– Ponds, 9-11 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Aug. 9, AARP Driver Safety, 1-5 p.m., Hawley Senior Center, Hawley.

Aug. 15,The Great Debates, 7-8 p.m., Pike Co. Historical Society, Milford. 296-8126. Aug. 16, Socrates Café, 6:30-8 p.m., Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. 348-3000. Aug. 18, Sundials & Sundaes, 11 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Aug. 22,What Lives by the Lake, 6-7 p.m., PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Aug. 23-24, AARP Driver Safety, 8 a.m.-noon, Honesdale Senior Center, Honesdale.

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Aug. 5, Stillwater Cliffs & Special Places Hike, 9 a.m., meet Rte. 171, Forest City. 679-9300. Aug. 8, 15, 22 & 29, Public Bog Walk, 10 a.m., Cranberry Bog,Tannersville. 629-3061. Aug. 12, Public Bog Walk, 1 p.m., Cranberry Bog, Tannersville. 629-3061. Aug. 16, Community Walk Series, 6 p.m., D&H Rail Trail, Simpson. 679-9300. Aug. 18, Monarch Madness, 1-3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Aug. 18, Geocaching by the Lake, 1:30-3 p.m., PPL

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Aug. 18, Nature at Night, 8-10 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Aug. 19, Frog Frenzy III, 10 a.m.-noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Aug. 19, Sunday for Singles, 1-3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Aug. 19, Learn to Kayak, Kittatinny Canoes, Matamoras. 296-5890. Aug. 25, Stargazing by the Lake, 8:30-9:30 p.m., PPL Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Aug. 25, Simple Tree ID, 10 a.m. Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Kids Corner Aug. 1, Native American Crafts, 10 a.m.-noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567. Aug. 1, Make It,Take It Craft Time, 2-5 p.m., Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. Aug. 2, I See You– Learn About Critter Eyes, 10-11:30 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Aug. 4, 3D Sculpture & Clay Art Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. Aug. 6-10, Chemistry Camp, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. 389-9206.

Aug. 29, Family Fishing Program, 2-5 p.m., Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567.

Aug. 7, Show ‘n Tell– Share Things from Nature, 10-11 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Aug. 30,Tammany Hike, 8:30 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center,

Aug. 8, Outer Space, 10 a.m.noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567.

Aug. 9, Show ‘n Tell– Share Things from Nature, 1011:30 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Aug. 9, Adventure Day for Boys, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567. Aug. 13-17, My First Art Camp, 9-10:30 a.m., Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. 389-9206. Aug. 13-17, Camp Create for Special Needs Children, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,Waverly Community House, Waverly. Aug. 15, Light Beams, 10 a.m.-noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567. Aug. 18, Superhero Day, 3:30 p.m., Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. Aug. 22, Nature’s Blues, 10 a.m.-noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567. Aug. 29, Nature’s Promise, 10 a.m.-noon, Promised Land State Park, Greentown. 676-0567.

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