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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, Your article in August 2017 about the Fuller Overlook Farm brought back many fond memories. I was brought up on the farm many years ago. My father worked for the Fullers caring for their dairy cows and bottling the milk. He spoke highly of the Fuller family. Thanks for the memories.

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Summer Stunners!

Wedding bells ring in our late summer bridal guide.


Find Treasure A treasure-trove of antiques and collectables waits at these fine shops.


Go Alfresco! Find restaurants that offer outdoor dining and make the most out of your meal.


The Dirt on Farming Meet some local farmers who continue the age-old tradition with pride.


All’s Fair It’s fair time in Northeast PA. Get the round up of all the entertainment, food and festivities.


Stake a Claim Get back to nature with a getaway to one of these people-pleasing campgrounds.


Lehigh Bound The Lehigh Valley has lots to offer for a day-trip or weekend getaway.


August is Awesome! What to do, where to go, everything you need to know.

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Make My Day 2018 Bridal & Party Planning Experience, 1-5 p.m., downtown Pittston.




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156th Annual Wayne Co. Fair, fairgrounds, Honesdale. Through Sat. 253-2942.

Toad the Wet Sprocket. PreShow Farm-toTable Dinner, 6 p.m., Bethel Woods Event Center, Bethel, NY.

2018 Little League World Series, Williamsport. Through Sun.

Wyoming Co. Community Fair, fairgrounds, Meshoppen. Through Mon.

35th Pittston Tomato Festival, downtown Pittston. Through Sun.

The Lao Tizer Band, 6 p.m., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500.

Woofstock 2018, Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks.


Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack & Hawley. Through Sunday.

Sullivan Co. Fair, fairgrounds, Forksville. Through Mon.


Sweet Corn & BBQ Fest, Ski Shawnee, Shawnee-onDelaware. Through Sun.









Dierks Bentley, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY.



ABC Supply 500 Verizon IndyCar Series Race, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond.

Our Lady of the Snows Parish Country Bazaar, Church of St. Benedict church grounds, Clarks Summit. Through Sat.



48th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Village Green, Eagles Mere. 525-3770.





Carbon County Fair, fairgrounds, Palmerton. Through Sat.


Open House & Veterans Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladore Lodge, Waymart. 488-6129.




14th Annual Festival of Wood, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford.



La Festa Italiana, Courthouse Square, Scranton. Through Mon.

25 35th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman.

Dear Readers,


ast August we celebrated a wedding that was very special to not just my family, but Happenings Magazine as well. My "step" Canadian nephew, who was previously and also still is my cousin, married a former Happenings intern/employee/ freelance writer. Now how does a girl who lived her entire life in Moscow, Pennsylvania meet a guy from St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada? In this case, the words of the song, (Rascal Flatts) "God Bless the Broken Road," seem to explain it well. Many years ago, before the bride and groom were either born or had celebrated a 2nd birthday, a fatal car accident occurred, leaving a young baby boy without a mother. The mother who died was my first cousin. Several years later my sister, who had lost her 46-year-old husband to esophageal cancer, married my late cousin's husband. When the widow and the widower married, this blended our family even further. (It's time to start drawing the diagram.) Years later a young woman interned at our office at the same time my niece, Elisabeth Costanzo was also interning. A friendship grew between the two young women so that when Elisabeth married in 2015, she invited the "cover bride" to the wedding and placed her appropriately at a table with her single male cousins. The end result of that strategic seating placement led to the cover story wedding on August 26, 2017. Our families couldn't 8

be happier with this union. I had the distinct honor of being the mistress of ceremonies at the wedding reception. While every guest wanted to simply enjoy the reception and not try to figure out exactly how the couple's serendipitous meeting initially occurred, we announced that it would all be revealed, "in a future issue of Happenings Magazine." Enjoy every single moment of August 2018. Celebrate the joyful moments on each of our broken roads! Most importantly, thank you for being on this journey with us. Fondly,


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Melissa became an editorial intern in 2009. Even after she completed her master’s degree and began pursuing a new career, she worked for Happenings occasionally and kept in touch with the friends she made there. In 2015, Melissa attended the wedding of former Happenings coworker and friend Elisabeth Costanzo Stewart, where she met Christopher Hayhoe, the man Elisabeth described as a “handsome, successful Canadian farmer.” The two connected instantly and, while dating, made nearly 50 trips between Canada and America. On April 22, 2017, Christopher proposed to Melissa at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. Family and friends gathered on August 26, 2017 in Saint Catherine of Siena Church, Moscow. Melissa walked down the aisle in a strapless trumpet dress inlaid with pearls and lace, and her bridesmaids contrasted elegantly in sleek black dresses. Christopher and the grooms-

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men wore traditional black tuxedos accentuated by boutonnieres adorned with Canadian and American flag lapel pins. Elmhurst Country Club hosted an evening reception. Family and friends helped Melissa ensure every detail was perfect, from handwritten invitations to fresh centerpieces with white flowers and lush greenery. A candle was lit in memory of Chris’s mom, Shirley, who passed away when he was a toddler. Later in the evening, Chris danced to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” with Joanna, who became like a mother to him when his father remarried ten years later. In keeping with Canadian wedding tradition, the evening was filled with heartfelt speeches and many laughs, guided by mistress-of-ceremonies Paula Mackarey, publisher of Happenings Magazine. Paula is not only the bride’s friend and former employer, but the groom’s aunt as well. Dancing began with “Party in the USA” and continued through the night. Guests (35 of whom traveled from Canada) were presented with imported Canadian maple syrup as favors. Following their wedding Melissa and Chris traveled to Skytop Lodge in the Poconos. They celebrated their marriage again in September at St. Thomas Golf and Country Club in Ontario with family who could not make the trip to America. In February 2018, they honeymooned in Hawaii. Today, the couple lives on the Hayhoe family farm in Ontario, just north of Lake Erie. H –Megan Kane


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Courtney White and Matthew Fitz created profiles on an online dating app in 2014, hoping to meet “the one.” After seeing Courtney’s profile, Matt texted her, “You’re gorgeous and you fish? Will you marry me?” Courtney replied, “Can I say something crazy? Yes!” The playful mockproposal began weeks of conversation, and after their first (five-hour) date in Hawley, the couple became inseparable. Matt proposed to Courtney on the balcony of their favorite restaurant in Hawley. They celebrated with Courtney’s family that night, then spent a week in South Carolina with the Fitz family. On May 11, 2018, family and friends gathered outside of the Inn at Woodloch to celebrate the couple’s union. Before the ceremony began, the bride and groom exchanged gifts. Courtney gave Matt a watch engraved with “Don’t Be Late xoxo,” along with a book of letters written throughout the engagement. Matt crafted a sign with “The Fitz


Family” painted on it, along with a paw print from their mini golden doodle, Jameson. That afternoon, Matt and his groomsmen arrived to the waterfront ceremony by boat and greeted Courtney under a floral archway crafted from antique doors. Vintage furniture, rustic flowers and continued on page 14

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over 100 candlesticks gave the ceremony an elegant ambience. Dinner and dancing at The Inn at Woodloch followed the ceremony. In addition to dinner, guests enjoyed a late-night mac and cheese bar. The bar offered two signature drinks, “The Loco Coco” and “The Tipsy Fitzy” in honor of the bride and groom. Matt and Courtney danced to a live version of “You Are The Best Thing.” The couple took a “mini-honeymoon” to Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. They plan to travel to St. Lucia this fall. Matt works as a chemical engineer at Proctor and Gamble, and Courtney is an esthetician and owns her own bridal hair business. The couple lives in South Abington. H –Megan Kane

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hen 13-yearold Nadine (Cooky) moved into the house next door to 16-yearold Jesse in Wilke-Barre, the two became close friends. Cooky was Jesse’s first and only girlfriend, and the couple’s first dates included sporting events, movies, going to Harvey’s Lake and hanging out with a great group of friends. When Jesse left for the Pennsylvania Military Academy in Philadelphia, they realized how much they missed each other and knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. Jesse proposed to Cooky on the day she graduated from high school, and they married the following year after Jesse’s six months in the Army Reserve. On August 31, 1958, family and friends gathered at Temple Israel, Wilkes Barre to celebrate Jesse and Cooky’s union. Rabbi Barras presided over the ceremony attended by five bridesmaids, seven groomsmen, two flower girls and two page boys. After the wedding, guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Mansfield Ballroom. Cooky and Jesse honeymooned in Miami Beach and Nassau. The couple settled in Northeast PA to work


and raise their three children—Warren, Fern and Steven. For many years, Jesse was a furniture salesman and bus driver with Martz Trailways. Cooky, now retired, worked in customer service at Kraft Foods. Over the years, the couple enjoyed going to Penn State football games, vacationing in southern states, cruising and sight-seeing. They fondly remember their trip to Italy and times spent traveling through different states. Today, Cooky and Jesse continue traveling, especially to see their children (and eight grandchildren) who live in Minnesota, Tennessee and Massachusetts. They say their marriage has endured through kindness and always finding time to laugh in every day. In the past 60 years, they have left little undone, though they joke about going to New Orleans and say they’d also love to go to Greece. As their 60th anniversary approaches, they look forward to spending it with family and friends. H –Megan Kane

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ome to Broadway shows, community programming and concerts, perhaps the most unique events held at the Scranton Cultural Center are the beautiful weddings of couples who come to make new memories in one of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s most recognizable spaces.

With venue and bar services provided by the Scranton Cultural Center, couples can immediately check a few items off their list when they decide to hold their special day there. The Scranton Cultural Center does not have a preferred vendor list so couples can choose the caterers, entertainment, florists and photographers to best suit their wedding. This flexibility creates a blank canvas for couples looking to plan a unique and enjoyable event that represents their personalities and styles. There are four floors of unique spaces providing couples with a variety of options for any wedding size and theme. “The reception settings are as unique as each couple that selects our venue and the possibilities are limitless,” explains Marketing Manager, Rachel Fronduti. “Along with our Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate over 350 guests, we have several other spaces that can accommodate 30-200 guests. These spaces can also be utilized not only for cocktail hours prior to wedding receptions, but also to host engagement parties or showers.” Whether couples are seeking a traditional venue, a unique space or just a beautiful room to dance and celebrate with loved ones, the Scranton Cultural Center offers brides and grooms an opportunity to make memories of a lifetime in a distinctive, historical place. Visit or call (570)346-7369. H –Ashley Price 18

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operations, building restoration and community programing. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold, each for $100. There are 100 prizes, each valued at $100 or more, including gift cards, show tickets, home décor, artwork and experience packages. “The best part is, the top six prizes are cash prizes and the grand prize is $10,000,” exclaimed Marketing Manager, Rachel Fronduti. Drawings are held on October 12 from 6-9 p.m. during an Octoberfest Drawing Party. The Oktoberfest Party features an Oompa band, a DJ, festive foods and games. Raffle ticket holders can attend the party free of charge. Admission for all others is $35. Tickets to the party include all food as well as beer and wine. Visit



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orn and raised in Dunmore, Annmarie Pinto and Michael (Murph) Margotta often hung out in the same crowd. Annmarie says she never had doubts about their future together: “The minute I saw Michael walking up the street, I knew he was the one.” On their first date, Annmarie and Michael went to the movies to see Elvis Presley in “Jailhouse Rock.” Their relationship grew through times spent ice skating at Dunmore High School, sipping hot chocolate at the Dunmore Candy Kitchen, watching more movies and driving around with rock and roll playing on the radio. Michael graduated from Dunmore High School in 1958, and Annmarie graduated from St. Paul’s in 1959. They remained close when

Michael attended Penn State Worthington and Annmarie studied to be an RN at Mercy Hospital. Family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple’s union on September 14, 1963. Monsignor William Crotti officiated the ceremony, and a reception followed at the Green Ridge Club in Scranton. For their honeymoon, the couple took a motor trip to Niagara falls before traveling across Canada and down the East Coast. Upon returning to Northeast PA, Michael and Annmarie settled into their respective careers. Michael worked as a draftsman at Babcock and Wilcox, then later designed industrial boilers at Pocono Design. Annmarie served as a registered nurse in the Mercy Hospital operating room and an office nurse for Chest and Cardiovascular Associates. They say their happiest memories are the births of their three daughters: Christina, Teresa and Michele. Over the years, the couple’s family has extended to include sons-in-law Thomas, David and Michael Sean, along with six grandchildren spread across in PA, New York and New Jersey. The couple loves traveling to destinations on their “bucket list” and cite their trip to Israel as their most memorable vacation. Every time they get lost in their travels, Annmarie always says, “We are on another adventure!” They make anniversaries and birthday celebrations special with simple but meaningful gestures like flowers, dinner and a movie. They have worked through the difficult times— continued on page 24


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including “empty-nest syndrome”—but say they are blessed with good health and caring children. Now, they enjoy canoeing down the Delaware River, picking blueberries, working in their vegetable and flower gardens and spending winters in Florida. Their favorite song together? “It’s All in the Game.”

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In the nearly 55 years they have been married, they have left little undone. Instead, Annmarie and Michael look forward to staying happy, healthy and connected to family and friends for many years to come. H –Megan Kane

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Kayleigh Connolly and Michael Dilts met in seventh grade while attending Sacred Heart High School in Carbondale, but neither thought they would become a couple. They reconnected at age 21 and have been together ever since. In 2013, Michael staged a romantic proposal at the couple’s apartment by creating a pathway lined with candles and notes of their memories together. The path ended in the back room, where Michael was on one knee holding a ring designed using his grandmother’s diamond.

The couple’s big day, however, didn’t come until nearly five years later. Between raising their two children, Weston (5) and Griffin (3), and buying and remodeling a house, wedding plans took a back seat—until they saw the “Pop-Up Wedding” advertised in 2017. When Kayleigh saw the post from Electric City Bakehouse for a chance to win a free wedding outside the Scranton bakery, she called Michael and they agreed it would be a fun opportunity. They entered the contest and found out they won the same day. The only catch? They entered the contest on Wednesday and the wedding was scheduled for Friday! After a whirlwind series of events, 25 guests gathered along Penn Avenue on November 3, 2017 to celebrate the couple’s union. Rustic, vintage décor including mismatched chairs age 28 ed on p continu and farmhouse set

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a comfortable tone for the wedding, and perfectly complemented the mauve and peach floral arrangements. The couple’s two sons walked down the aisle holding a sign that read, “Daddy, here comes Mommy!” Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright officiated the ceremony. Guests enjoyed carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and caramel dip, along with delicious “small plates” during the reception that followed inside the Electric City Bakehouse. For those who could not attend the ceremony, Kayleigh and Michael hosted an after-party at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. They are planning to mark their one-year anniversary with a honeymoon getaway. Kayleigh currently works as a supervisor for the Department of Human Services and Michael works as an LPN with Allied Services and runs a small wood furniture and décor business, Dilts Designs. The couple lives in Whites Crossing.

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rom a young age, Carrie Thorne took an interest in skincare. As she puts it, she was “always enamoured with beauty in general.” As a child, she loved going into her mother’s makeup drawer to play with her makeup or whip up homemade face masks at sleepovers. She credits her mother with teaching her how important it is to take care of your skin. Thorne broke into the skincare industry in 2012 during her time in Scottsdale, AZ, where she started her skincare line for legs called Sexy Stems. She realized how difficult it can be to get products picked up by larger beauty stores. After returning to Scranton two years ago and seeing the revitalization of the city, she realized her longtime dream of opening a boutique on Spruce St. in downtown Scranton, The Beauty Mark. At The Beauty Mark customers can meet all their beauty and skincare needs with the help of expert advice offered instore. The team of Beauty Concierges workwith customers to do a skin analysis. This helps determine the best products for each Photos: S

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person’s skin type. The process begins with a look at internal beauty before shifting to external beauty– skincare– and finishing up with makeup guidance. Each customer is given a completely custom experience. All products are organic, and The Beauty Mark offers everything from makeup and lashes to bath and body products. As the shop continues to grow and evolve, new technology treatments are offered. Upstairs, customers can find the Skincare Lounge. Here, cutting-edge facials, lash lifts and organic spray tanning are some of the offerings available. There is also a full European wax bar. Thorne describes her shop as, “a specialized apothecary” and “fitness for your skin.” She says, “The mission of The Beauty Mark is not to transform you into someone else, we believe you're already beautiful within and just want that to radiate out.” The shop has expanded to offer private events, such as bridal showers, as well as spa days for little girls and birthday parties. Moving forward, Thorne says she would like to see the business expand and grow into a franchise. She also enjoys being a part of the community, and would like to continue to get more involved. www.thebeautymarkboutique. com H – Melissa Durante

“... we believe you’re already beautiful within and just want that to radiate out.”

You’re Engaged: Now What? I f you’re planning a wedding, you have lots of company. More than 2 million weddings occur every year. The good news is that tying the knot is a lot less daunting when you stay loose and break down the initial plan-ning phase into steps:

STEP 1: Cap Spending Before you start number crunching, set your priorities. Can you give up that string quartet in order to have nicer flowers? Is serving filet mignon at a four-course dinner more important than hiring an incredible photographer? Once you know what elements you can and can’t live without, you’ll have a much clearer idea of how to allocate your money.

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undertaking than a formal church wedding with 300 guests. That’s why choosing a wedding style should be an important step in your planning process. Discuss the type of wedding you and your fiancé want to have. Talk about the size of the wedding, the season in which it will take place, the level of formality, the time of day and any themes you may be interested in.

STEP 3: Make The List Between two families, two sets of friends and two groups of co- workers, guest lists can add up quickly—even if you’ve agreed to keep things small. Limiting the list to immediate family and then branching out in layers— aunts, uncles, close friends, first cousins—is a fair way to bring the number down. And remember, you can’t choose a venue until you’ve decided on an approximate number of guests.

STEP 4: Save The Date

A good way to choose a date is by envisioning the time of year during which you’d like your wedding to take place. Take into consideration the weather and any themes you may have been leaning toward. Then choose two tentative dates and check to ensure there won’t be any major events that day that could make it difficult to find guest accommodations or reliable vendors.

STEP 5: Location, Location, Location Once you’ve decided on two possible dates, a guest count and your ideal wedding style, it’s time to start looking into locations. Start setting appointments to visit your favorites in person. Most locations will allow you a courtesy two-week “pencil hold” while you make your final decision. H August 2018

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Don’t be fooled by the appearance of the check. Scam artists are using sophisticated technology to create authentic looking counterfeit checks. Some are counterfeit money orders, phony cashier’s checks, while others look like they are from genuine business accounts. The company name may be real, but someone has forged the checks without their knowledge.


Never “pay to play”. There is no legitimate reason for someone who is giving you money to ask you to wire money back or send you more than the exact amount. If a stranger wants to pay you for something, insist on a cashier’s check for the exact amount, preferably from a local bank.


Verify the requestor before you wire or issue a check. It is important to know who you are sending money to before you send it. Just because someone contacted you doesn’t mean they are a trusted source.


Under federal law, banks must make deposited funds available quickly, but just because you can withdraw the money doesn’t mean the check is good, even if it’s a cashier’s check or money order. Be sure to ask if the check has cleared, not merely if the funds are available before you decide to spend the money.


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church in Clifford, PA (Susquehanna County) holds a great deal of history and continues to attract a crowd. Originally known as the First Regular Baptist Church, early church meetings were held in 1802 in a cabin belonging to Amos Harding, the great grandfather of the 29th President of the United States, Warren G. Harding. The First Baptist Church of Clifford was formally founded in 1817 and remains active today.


A marker for the Harding family burial plot is just outside the church. It memorializes Major Abraham Harding who served in the American Revolution

and passed away in 1806 at the age of 85. The Harding family was instrumental in building the church, which has become a cornerstone in Clifford’s heritage. The family remains connected to the church with members still attending Sunday services. About 20 people attend each Sunday morning service with many additional visitors during the summer months. Regular tours of the church provide visitors with insight into its history. Traveling preachers led the congregation during its first 15 years, as well as members of the Miller family, original settlers of Clifford, then known as

Elkwoods. Over the years, members of the congregation reached out to open additional churches throughout the area, establishing a council of churches. The council currently consists of 105 churches, 31,000 members and 40 ordained ministers. “It shows that a little country church can change the world,� shared Barry Searle, trustee of the Clifford Baptist Church. Many visit the church to admire its colorful stainedglass windows as well as the interior detailing, which was put in one year before the Battle of the Alamo. Another unique feature of the church

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is the pew structure. While most churches have pews facing east, the church’s congregation faces west each Sunday morning. The church also boasts an original bronze bell and a unique chandelier, which was first lit by electricity on Christmas in 1926.

munity, the tours are held from 1-4 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month from May through October. The tours offer visitors a deep dive into the history of the church, the intricate details of the building and insight into the community’s heritage. The Church holds multiple events throughout the year to fundraise for community efforts including an annual chicken barbeque, Christmas gift and donation drives, an ice cream social and additional projects to support the Susquehanna County Food Bank. The congregation meets for church services each Sunday at 10 a.m. and all are welcome.

Searle guides visitors on a trip to another time, sharing historical facts and quips to keep everyone interested and engaged. “I even tell people that when we took out the pews last year to have the floor refurnished I found 100-year-old gum under some of the seats– that always brings a smile,” he shared. Created in 2015 as part of the Clifford Historical Society’s efforts to engage with the com-



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Stepping Up for the Community


n September 1 at 10 a.m., the 7th Annual Capt. James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run and one mile Fun Walk kicks off the annual La Festa Italiana event in downtown Scranton. Beginning at the intersection of Wyoming and Lackawanna Avenues and ending at Scranton City Hall, the 5k run/walk will donate all proceeds to a local nonprofit, award medals and trophies to top runners and walkers in each age group and award donated prizes to other participants at a ceremony after the race.

Captain James R. Minicozzi was 36 when he passed away in 2012.

In addition to his years of military service, Minicozzi was a resident of Scranton with involvement in a variety of community organizations including the Knights of Columbus, Gino Merli Veterans Center, Boys and Girls Club of NEPA and the La Festa Italiana Board of Directors among others. In honor of his dedication to community service, proceeds are donated to the Boys and Girls Club of NEPA.

He was an active duty member of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and a Captain with the United States Army.

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Antiques on the Avenue- Customers call it, “a hidden gem!” An ever-changing inventory features vintage costume jewelry and sterling jewelry. Vintage ladies clothing, mens’ and women’s accessories– purses, wallets, hats. Kitchen items, Pyrex, glassware, small furniture. A small business, committed to customer satisfaction. Find us on Facebook. 1027 Prescott Ave, Scranton.(570) 604-0177. 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. Like us on Facebook. Bridge St. (Rte. 29), Tunkhannock. 570-836-4456. Fly Me Home-Handmade & Upcycled Décor- We create & sell one-of-a-kind mixed media, upcycled gifts and home décor using vintage and recycled materials! Specializing in beautiful mosaics and silverware items, including jewelry and custom stamping. Open 5 days a week. Call for hours. Like us on Facebook. 299 Parsonage Street, Pittston. 570-299-5301 Jukebox Classics and Vintage Slot Machines- Specializing in game room collectables, pin ball machines, jukeboxes (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. 570-226-9411 or 570-241-6230, email: Lark Mountain Market- See what everyone’s talking about at the area’s first co-op antique mall. Handicap accessible–climate controlled, we offer a wide variety of items: quality antiques, hard to find collectibles, furniture, home decorating accessories, jewelry, coins, military, breweriana, vintage clothing, lighting & more. 306 Wilkes-Barre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 Past Impressions- Treat yourself to a unique & relaxing shopping experience for all your home decor & gift giving needs! 40

We are located in a charming 2600 square Victorian home that is overflowing with antiques, new & used home decor such as: furniture, artwork, lamps, books, custom wood pieces, new women's clothes and accessories, new & estate jewelry, organic soaps & lotions and so much more! We also have an women's upscale consignment boutique. Like us on Facebook! 595 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, Pa. 18427 570-689-4123 Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings- Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings is the largest Antique Mall in the Wilkes Barre, Scranton area, featuring 50 Vendors with high quality items. Antique to Retro, including Furniture, Glassware, Lighting, Jewelry, Pottery, Artwork, Quality Collectables, and more. "Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 29 East Carey Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705. 570-270-3107 The Shoppe of Curious Things“Step into WOW!” Browse a variety of oneof-a-kind collectibles, quizzical oddities and curious artifacts from the early 1900s to today. Housed in a 1940s era automobile repair shop. New merchandise weekly. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Like us on Facebook. 9315 Route 706; Stevensville, PA. 570-746-3536

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Eagles Can Be Girls Too! T he Boy Scouts of America recently announced that they will be welcoming girls and young women into all scouting programs. This historic change means boys and girls can now experience the values-based, life-changing moments offered in all programs from Cub Scouting all the way to the highest honor, the rank of Eagle Scout.

right away. An existing pack may choose to recruit girls or remain an all-boy pack. When creating a new pack, a chartered organization may form an all-boy pack, an all-girl pack or a pack of girls and boys. Cub Scout dens will be single-gender — all boys or all girls. The choice is left to individual pack leaders in consultation with their chartered organization.

accepting both boys and girls ages 11 through 17. This is the only program whose name will change; the organization that controls all of the programs will remain as Boy Scouts of America. While the Boy Scouts program is remaining the same, the name change to Scouts BSA clarifies that the boys and girls troops are equal to one another. Troops will be all-boys or all-girls, not co-ed. Even though the troops are going to be single-gender, they will endorse all of the same merit badges, ranks, meetings, handbooks, camps, and the overall Scouting program. After thoughtful consideration of a separate name for the young women in Scouts BSA, the Boy Scouts of America organization concluded that having two names for the same program would only lead to misunderstanding that the troops' programs are different.

Organization officials and volunteers feel that the values of scouting are more relevant now than ever, and that they are vital for both young men and women. They believe that bringing positive, lifelong experiences to children, through programs that develop character is critical for the next generation of leaders.

With this announcement, some big things won’t change. Activities, rank advancement requirements and Youth Protection policies remain the same. Uniforms will remain the same, though the fit and styling may change. Existing program content and activities are appropriate for boys and girls alike. Education experts have evaluated program content and confirmed the relevance of the program for young women. Cubs Scouts officially opened enrollment to both genders this past June, but started the Early Adopter Program in January. Over 3,000 girls throughout the country began their experience with Cub Scouts before the full launch.

While this change is being made nationally, Happenings discussed this locally with Kevin Sebring, who is heavily involved with both Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts (Troop and Pack #160) and has three sons who are either still enrolled or have graduated to Eagle Scout honors, and stated: “It is definitely a big deal.” The Sebring family has had an ongoing “inside joke” for years that their only daughter, Phoebe, was an “honorary member” since she attended some camping trips and was pretty involved herself. Like many participants, the family is interested to see how the recent enrollment changes will affect Cub and Boy Scouts all throughout the country.

For years, sisters have tagged along with their brothers to scout meetings and events. The girls had been able to experience the fun of scouting but were not able to earn any awards or recognition. So now, the widely recognized strength of leadership skills and discipline learned through scouting can also develop girls into effective future managers and leaders. When girls join Cub Scouting, beginning at age 5, packs across the country may welcome them 42 42

As for the Boy Scouts, their name and enrollment changes will not come until February 2019. At this time, Boy Scouts will officially be called Scouts BSA, and begin

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This sweet, easy going stray cat showed up one day on Ronnie Cordier’s porch in Scranton. She was just about to have kittens. Ronnie adopted her and found wonderful homes for her six kittens.

According to Kelly Schneider’s children, this is the world's greatest dog! He loves to take walks, take naps and eat bacon! The family lives in Clarks Green.


“Max” Patrick Comes of Mayfield adopted this girl from Griffen Pond Animal Shelter. She loves her life at home, frequently sunning herself and looking for new soft blankets to nap the day away.

His only true love is playing catch according to Anne Traver of Sweet Valley. You will find him at all times with a JW rubber ball in his mouth or right next to him.

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“Daisy Mae and Baylee” Thesetwo fun-loving Springer Spaniel sisters are inseparable. They love playing catch, exploring the outdoors and watching Notre Dame football. They belong to Melissa Summerhill of Clarks Summit.


Fun, loving & sweet personality. That’s how Ganella McCracken describers her pup. He’s a very good guard dog, loves to run, play with squeeky toys and balls & cuddle up under his blanket for a nap. The make their home in Hughestown.


Eating peanut butter, long walks and getting belly rubs are a few of his favorite things. He lives in Scranto with Holly Lesh.

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Taking a Swing at Something New

Natural Mini Putting Course Added to Scott Greens Golf Club


cott Greens Golf Club in Scott Township now offers a new kind of golf experience in our area– an on-site natural mini putting course. Club owner Scotty McAlarney laughs that he’s often asked about the golf club’s name, and admits that between his own name and the location in Scott Township, “It’s a little bit of a double entendre.” World Golf Teachers Federation has ranked McAlarney in the top 100 instructor since 2010. He stands out as one of 30 such instructors in U.S. who is ranked, and one of 28,000 instructors worldwide. McAlarney says that while some dream of winning the Masters, teaching at this level, “Has always been my achievement.” After leading many camps, clinics and lessons, he eventually brought his teaching to his own golf academy in Scott Township. The nine-hole golf course has continued to grow and change over its 10 years, and a project that McAlarney was hoping to take on from the beginning has finally come to fruition. He explains, “I wanted to do something totally different that would bring a new demographic to the game.” The only course of its kind in our area, the new natural mini putting course is not only great for kids, but it’s also a nice way to bring newer golfers to the game. McAlarney says he sees a lot of golfers on the course accompaned by significant others who are not familiar with golf. The natural mini course helps bridge the gap in expertise by offering players a smaller course while still providing the same terrain as the larger,

I wanted to do something totally different that would bring a new demographic to the game.


full-size golf course. Larger than the average mini golf course, each hole on the putting course is a little over 20 feet. So far, the recentlyopened putting course is doing as well as McAlarney had hoped. He explains, “It’s definitely a different demographic from what we might see on course, but who’s to say it doesn’t lead to them playing on the (main) course.” In the end though, McAlarney notes that it’s all about the fun of the game. For those who are more invested, the mini course will be the only state qualifying putting course in Pennsylvania for a large putting competition held in Las Vegas next year. The course is open in season from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost to play is $5 per person and $3 to replay. Golf balls and putters are offered free of charge. Visit H –Melissa Durante

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ost residents and visitors to NEPA were familiar with the former Preno’s Restaurant in downtown Scranton. n its 75 years, Preno’s hosted the visiting famous and ordinary among us. Mary Jo Preno a lifetime resident of Scranton’s Hill Section and youngest daughter of the late Russell and Margaret Creedon Preno emerged from the Preno family and business as a hometown luminary in the business, social and healthcare sectors.

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social work, at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. Like many college students before her and after, she found the major she chose wasn’t for her. College opened her eyes to other paths. “I imagined myself as an urban planner,” she said. What she did instead was return home and start working at Preno’s.

for him because he always did the next right thing. He was a man of integrity.” The union and loss made her realize how fragile life is and how the people we love are what is important in life. “You hear all the time that things can change in the blink of an eye. It’s true. He was the love of my life. It was hard to pick up and keep going. I could have laid in bed with the covers pulled up, but that would have been the end,” she said.

The 1981 death of Mary Jo’s dad, Russell Jr., brought change to the family business. "It was important to maintain and carry on. I loved the restaurant,” she said. “It was in my “You hear all the time that blood.” In fact, Mary things can change in the Jo met her husband, blink of an eye. It’s true.” Joseph Yanusauskas, at Prenos’s. They married in 1998. Mary Jo’s sister, Peggy, has Downtown redevelopment passed on as well as brothclaimed the Preno building er, Russell. Her oldest brothin 1999 and Mary Jo er, Tom (Scranton), is moved on to work with her retired. Her sister-in-law, brother and sister-in-law at Debbie and nephew, Russell’s Restaurant, at Ash Russell III, own the restauStreet, Scranton. After rant. “They totally embody Russell’s, Mary Jo changed the Preno's tradition that course and worked at started almost 100 years Lackawanna County ago. We are so proud of Visitors Center then started their dedication and comworking in the car business mitment." in 2001 at Gibbons Toyota In 2017 she started taking which later became Toyota the steps to tackle a weight of Scranton. She is currentissue that she fought over ly employed as vice presithe years. In December she dent of Guest Experience underwent gastric bypass at Toyota of Scranton. surgery at GCMC. “I wanted In 2008, Mary Jo lost her to take care of myself and 49-year-old husband to add years to my life,” she complications from diaexplained. But having surbetes. “It was a short but gery for weight loss isn’t an beautiful love story,” she immediate solution. “You said. “I had so much respect can’t just say, ‘I’m going to 50

have surgery to lose weight,’” she explained. You have to go through the process. It takes six months. It’s a whole lifestyle change. You have to lose weight beforehand. You have to be mentally aware and able to cope with the changes. After surgery and at the time of her interview in May, Mary Jo had recuperated nicely and lost 50 pounds. She is elated. “This is a dream come true; one of the best decisions I have made in my life– along with marrying my husband.” She bought new clothes and donated her old wardrobe. “I feel better. I have more energy. I have good health– thank you God. As she looks to the future she hopes to maintain her independence and continue serving her customers. Her favorite word is "unstoppable." She also revels in the attention and activities of her family and friends. “I’m thrilled to be part of this community. I’m so blessed to have a great group of friends and my family– they’re everything, she said. She serves on two boards of directors- Broadway Theatre and Johnson College and is active in her church– The parish of the Immaculate Conception. H –Christine Fanning

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t only takes (keeping up with) a couple of kids to change how much something

Advil and went on with life.” After two months of living with the injury, Maureen finally went to

meniscus. “There’s no good time to need surgery,” she says. “But I got an appointment right after the new year, on January 5.” Dr. Doherty performed the surgery at Geisinger CMC. Maureen shares that the experience was seamless, set in a comfortable environment and with an experienced

hurts,” says Dr. John Doherty Jr., orthopedic surgeon at Geisinger Orthopaedics in Scranton. It’s something Clarks Summit resident Maureen Mills knows too well. Maureen, a wife, mother of three, real estate manager and co-owner of the Scranton WilkesBarre RailRiders, injured her knee while taking a Zumba class last year. “I thought I must have twisted it,” she says. “I ust went home, took an 52

Dr. Doherty. “I told him I didn’t have time for surgery,” she says. He prescribed a cortisone shot with instructions to follow up if it didn’t work. The shot worked for six months. Then the pain came back. While at Disney World with her 8-yearold daughter, the pain became so intense Maureen knew she had to do something. MRI results revealed she tore the

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doctor. The procedure left minimal scarring and she was able to walk on her knee two weeks later. Now she is back to Zumba and ready for summer. “I think the avoidance was more difficult than the surgery,” she says.

everyone else, you don’t think you can take a couple of days for support.” With injuries such as Maureen’s, surgery is often necessary. Dr.

tear more. If it’s giving you pain, get it taken care of.” Dr. Doherty says they see about three-four knee injuries per week, and about half of them are a tear of the meniscus. Today, Maureen looks forward to a family trip to Europe and enjoying the rest of the summer. She encourages others to consider all their options when injured—even if those options aren’t the most convenient. “Talk to the doctors to understand the surgery and be realistic about treatment,” she says. “Go in with an open mind.” H

“You’ve got kids, you’ve got a life. You say okay, maybe I can live with it.”

Avoidance is all too common in these types of injuries— especially in female patients. “You’ve got kids, you’ve got a life,” says Dr. Doherty. “You say okay, maybe I can live with it.” Maureen, too, believes putting off surgery is typical of women. “You’re worried about taking care of

Doherty says Maureen’s course of treatment was typical—a cortisone shot first to alleviate pain, then an MRI and surgery if the injury persists. “Most people can probably wait six months,” he says. “Eventually it will

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D Andy Gavin’s Eatery & PubNow offering an expanded menu with weekly specials. Open for lunch Sunday through Sunday starting at noon. 21 beers now on tap with a large microbrew bottle selection. Stop in and catch your favorite NFL game in high definition all season long. 1392 N. Washington Ave. Scranton. 570-346-8864 Coney Island LunchA Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Closed Monday. Tuesday Sunday Open 10:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. Cooper’s RestaurantSee ad page 59 The Dock on Wallenpaupack- Lunch and dinner are served on the covered deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music accompanies dinner on Fridays all year long and Saturdays and Sundays seasonally. Dock and Dine is available, allowing boaters to park their boat and enjoy a 58



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Where to Dine Alfresco! Andy Gavin's Pub & Eatery, Scranton Enjoy summer evenings on the outdoor porch and patio. Pets are allowed and even offered water! Entertainment and special meals change weekly, and cocktails/draft beers change each night. 570-346-8864. Apple Valley Restaurant, Milford Food served on our openair patio overlooking Apple Valley Village with seats for up to 40. Accessible seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. 570-296-6831. Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse, Mt. Pocono Partially covered, large deck overlooking a grassy field offers large and small umbrella tables. Two large fire pits complete the cozy vibe for a day or night meal. Full menu available for outdoor diners. Drink menu includes 10 different beers on tap all available by the pitcher with frosted mugs. Deck accommodates up to 75 people and is great for private parties. 570-839-9378. Barley Creek Brewing Co., Tannersville Diner on a stone patio that is an extension of the restaurant and open Sunday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekends. Pint Size Park offers pavilion style seating with full bar, which opens on June 3. Accessible from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., not open on the weekends. Entertainment includes Summer Fest on June 23. Wednesday nights are Bike Night with live entertainment. 570-629-9399.

The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Hawley Lunch and dinner are served on the covered deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music accompanies dinner on Fridays and Sundays during summer. Dock and Dine is available allowing boaters to park their boats and enjoy a meal. 570-226-4388.

The Beaumont Inn, Dallas Enjoy a leisurely meal on the flagstone patio overlooking Beaumont Botanical Gardens and Leonard Creek. Serving dinner Tuesday Saturday starting at 5 p.m., and Sunday brunch 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday Dinner service starts at 3 p.m.. Happy hours on weekdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., live music is provided most Fridays. 570-675-7100.

Failte Irish Pub, Dingmans Ferry Traditional Irish pub with a full service dining room and spacious deck. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. with dinner starting at 4 p.m. Daily happy hour. Sunday brunch served 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Listen to live music every Sunday on the deck from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Great burgers, steaks, fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches and more! 570-828-6505.

Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton, NY Enjoy breakfast or lunch served on the Inn’s brick patio that’s exclusively for guests. Henry’s restaurant, open to all, features a wooden deck. Henry’s opens at 5 p.m. during the week and weekends from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast and lunch. The restaurant then opens again at 5 p.m. (845) 795-1310. Cooper's Seafood, Scranton Outdoor seating is available on the upper and lower decks. Live entertainment is provided Wednesday to Sunday. 570-346-6883.

Glass Wine. Bar., Hawley Dinner is served Wednesday through Sunday on the deck overlooking the waterfall. Blues, Brews and Barbecue Sunday nights continue through Labor Day. 570-226-1337. Hunger ’n Thirst, Lancaster Enjoy a meal on the patio underneath umbrellas and surrounded by various beautiful plants. The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. 717-208-3808 continued on page 64


La Tonalteca, Clarks Summit and Dickson City Choose from the full Mexican menu while dining on the covered patio in Dickson City or under umbrella-shaded tables in Clarks Summit. 570-5861223. 570-969-0966. The New Café, Clarks Summit Outdoor seating is highly recommended in this idyllic setting at Greystone Gardens. Open Wednesday through Saturday for lunch from11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and open again for dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday brunch is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wine and cocktail bar accompany a Mediterranean menu with countless tasty dishes. 570-319-9111.

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North Pocono Bagel Shoppe, Moscow Enjoy your favorite bagel under the screened in, tented area. Open Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sundays 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. 570-842-7790.

Stone Bridge Inn, Union Dale Dinner served Wednesday through Sunday on the outdoor patio showcasing scenic views of Elk Mountain. Live music Thursday 7 to 11 p.m. 570-679-9200.

The Settlers Inn, Hawley Weekend brunch and dinner are served on the terrace overlooking the garden. Wednesday evening in July and August bring live jazz entertainment. 570-226-2993.

Terra Preta, Scranton Enjoy your meal on the sidewalk patio, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. from Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. A perfect place to sit and enjoy Scranton’s First Fridays. 570-871-4190.

Skytop Lodge, Skytop Inn-Between Deli, located on Skytop’s golf course between holes nine and 10, offers a scenic outdoor eating experience for golfers and guests. Only open during spring and summer from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Sunday. 570-595-7401.

Vocelli Pizza, Mt. Pocono & Tannersville Choose from tables and picnic tables on the outdoor deck. 570-839-7437. H

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The Dirt on Farming in NEPA Cultivating Strong Roots: Grassy Ridge Farm


nown locally as “Field’s Fruit Stand,” Grassy Ridge Farm is owned by Mark and Deborah Field. Nestled in Noxen, Mark’s family has farmed the land since the 1800s. During the summer, they grow crops including zucchini, tomatoes, plums and peaches, and offer pumpkins, apples and freshpressed cider when fall begins. Larger quantities of many products are available for pickling, freezing and canning. All crops are handpicked at the peak of ripeness, which means nutrition and taste go hand-in hand. The Fields began farming in 1991 after Mark graduated


“Farm fresh produce is better-tasting than food that is picked early and transported across the country,” from Penn State and took over the farm from his parents, Jack and Virginia. Today, they embrace the ups and downs of farming. Mark loves working outside all year round, while Deborah enjoys interacting with friendly customers who visit the farm stand. They cite the unpredictable Northeast PA weather as a frequent obstacle,

as well as the animals and insects who munch on their produce before they have the chance to pick it. Though the delicious produce may attract unwanted visitors, Mark and Deborah also say it’s what sets their homegrown food apart. “Farm fresh produce is bettertasting than food that is picked early and transported across the country,” Deborah says. Looking ahead, they hope to add additional fruit trees to the orchard on the grassy ridge after which their farm has named, such as pears, pluots, nectarines and apricots. Visit August 2018

Keeping Local Farms in Bloom: Hails Family Farm


ous pesticides, insecticides ince 2010 Paul and Joyce and fungicides. Along with Hails have invited guests to purchase fresh produce, produce from their own farm and other local farms, they meet their animals and learn offer pickles, soups, jams and more about the growing sauces cooked in their stateprocess at the Hails Family licensed kitchen. They also Farm in Lopez. The farm feagreet as many visitors as postures two self-serve farm sible, believing there is no stands in Lopez and nearby substitute for human connecLaporte, as well as a greention. “In spite of the influx of house, high tunnel and two social media, we find that caterpillar tunnels to extend people really do want to conthe growing season. A U-Pick nect in person,” Joyce says. Flower patch opens during the summer, and the Hails plan to add farm “In spite of the influx of social to table dinners, edu- media, we find that people really cational activities and do want to connect in person,”


opportunities to rent their scenic pergola and greenhouse in the future.

“Our farm has a beautiful setting and we desire to share the beauty with others!”

Opening the farm to guests allows the Hails to stay connected to their Sullivan County community— something Joyce says has become increasingly important as more consumers turn to bigbox stores and online markets to purchase food. The Hails are committed to broadcasting the benefits of homegrown crops. Produce purchased at their farm is fresh, organic and free of danger-

Joyce and Paul began farming in 1994 by raising meat goats in Bucks County. Their current farm is a 1914 homestead owned by a family with 13 children. They are close with the family’s only remaining daughter and say, “We love to hear stories of yesteryear.” Connected to the present as well as the past, the Hails maintain a website and Facebook page. Visit

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Farm Fresh for Five Generations: Pallman Farms

here’s no substitute for farm fresh. That’s why Pallman Family Farms has provided fresh strawberries, turkey and capons for five generations of customers in the Clarks Summit area. The family-owned farm welcomes guests to pick and/or purchase their own strawberries


“We want our customers to truly believe that the quality in our products is the direct result of the operation that we maintain,”

Visitors always Welcome: alpacas of Sunshine Farms


and select the perfect turkey or capon for their holiday feasts. Located in a convenient, high-traffic area, the Pallmans take pride in their cleanliness and quality operations. “We want our customers to truly believe that the quality in our products is the direct result of the operation that we maintain,” says Craig Pallman. He also touts the benefits of farm-fresh food by saying, “Anytime the consumer has the ability to minimize the hands involved with or the miles traveled on their food supply it radically increases not only the quality but the safety of the food.” The farm has always been a family business, and today the fourth and fifth generation (two fathers and two sons) oversee daily opera68

tions. Over the years, technology has allowed Pallman Farms to easily connect to new and existing customers. To streamline their busy Thanksgiving turkey business, they offer two on-site pickup days when customers can collect their order at the farm’s retail store. But, they still exhibit the same hospitality as when Craig’s grandfather first owned the farm and hand-delivered products to each and every customer before the Thanksgiving holiday. For Craig, pleasing the customer with a high-quality product is the best part of farming. “There is no greater satisfaction than seeing your efforts put a smile on a customer’s face,” he says. Sourcing seasonal labor has been a challenge of many farms for years, and the Pallmans constantly work to best serve their customers. Looking ahead, they are considering providing year-round offerings and more opportunities to visit the farm. Visit

ntelligent, cute and interesting” is how Catherine and Don Hines described the inhabitants of their New Milford farm. Their herd of 40 Huycaya Alpacas has provided customers with quality wool products for 20 years. Guests to the farm can go into the alpaca enclosures and learn more about the animals, then visit the farm store to purchase items made with alpaca fiber. From hats and sweaters to mittens and socks, Catherine says, “We’ve got you covered from head to toe!” Alpaca wool is made of straight, hollow fibers and no oils (lanolin), giving it a soft, durable and comfortable texture. Some of the farm’s most popular products are survival socks, which are helpful for hunting, and the Pliegue sweater that can also be worn as a coat. Other products include scarves, jackets, capes, leg warmers, blankets and throws. Those feeling particularly ambitious can even purchase raw fiber, roving and yarn to craft their own products! Alpacas are also available for purchase. Catherine and Don love taking care of and working with the alpacas, and they hope to spread the word that products can be purchased at local farms. Thanks to technological advancements, purchasing products made with fleece is inexpensive, but many people do not think about wearing Continued on page 70

Manning’s has no added r-BST. Visit us for all your milk, ice cream & yogurt! Locations: Farm/563-1702 • Meadow Ave. Scr./961-1645 • Dunmore/207-0405 • Clarks Summit/586-1288 Main Ave. W. Scr./558-1680 • • (570) 563-1702

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“Folks just need to be introduced to and educated on the wonderful texture and durability alpaca fiber has to enjoy wearing it,”

To learn more about such products, just stop by the farm. “As long as we are here, we will gladly spend time

with you at the farm and in the store, so you can learn about these wonderful alpacas and products from their fiber,” Catherine says. “Visitors are always welcomed!” Visit

From Cow to Cone: Manning Farm Dairy


o the Manning family, farming isn’t just a job—it’s a lifestyle. “In this 24/7 profession, we work together as a family toward the continued success of our farm,” says Brian Manning. The dairy farm located in Dalton has produced delicious dairy products, including ice cream, for nearly 100 years. Multiple generations of the Manning family have worked toward its continued success. Brian says the farm’s commitment to real ingredients and traditional preparations sets


Manning apart. They make their products using low-temperature vat pasteurization with only real ingredients, an old-fashioned method that gets the best results. In contrast, their methods of cow comfort are on the cutting edge—recently, the farm added individual cow monitors, similar to Fitbits, that provide to-the-minute information on activity, rest, rumination and temperature. Technology has also led to advancements in crop production; satellite guidance improves planting by reducing overlaps, and soil

is tested to ensure manure is applied where most needed. Every year, Manning looks to reduce its carbon footprint while improving crop yields.

“In this 24/7 profession, we work together as a family toward the continued success of our farm,” The farm invites visitors to watch the cows being milked or fed while also enjoying an ice cream cone. “Eating farm fresh food brings people closer to the farm and connects them to the farmers who produce it,” Brian says. Most people are familiar with Manning’s ice cream and milk, sold in multiple locations across Northeast PA. While it’s hard to pinpoint a favorite product, Brian says, “Anyone who loves farm fresh dairy will find a favorite in our stores.” The farm looks forward to celebrating its 100th anniversary and continuing to provide the community with delicious dairy for years to come. Visit www. H Guy Cali Associates

natural fibers. “Folks just need to be introduced to and educated on the wonderful texture and durability alpaca fiber has to enjoy wearing it,” says Catherine.

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Farm to Table Masterpiece


he 8th Annual Farm to Table fundraiser returns September 14 at 6 p.m. to the front lawn of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art in Scranton. It was the first event of its kind in the region and is still a standout occasion. Enjoy a unique menu, live entertainment, games and an all around good time, while supporting the ninth oldest museum in Pennsylvania. The evening is a celebration of the fall harvest and supports the “locavore” movement by consuming foods grown and produced within a 100-mile radius. Epicurean Delight Catering Company curates a unique array of appetizers and a dinner menu that features delicious dishes using foods grown and/or produced in Northeast Pennsylvania. Dine under the stars with plenty of fantastic

food, cocktails, music, games and a local marketplace. Hickory Project will play a mix of bluegrass, Celtic, swing and jazz. In addition, there will be a tailgate themed raffle and a wheelbarrow of cheer. The tented outdoor event is held rain or shine and the suggested dress code is country casual. Ticket are $125/person and include all food, beverage and entertainment. There is a $150 “Grower” ticket that also includes a membership. Participants must be 21 or older. Call 570346-7186 or visit Reservations are required. H –Kaitlyn Meholic

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reat Chefs 2018: Around the World in Scranton brought together area restaurants, businesses, and volunteers at the Scranton Cultural Center – all to benefit the programs of the Women’s Resource Center. Volunteers from the Women’s Resource Center Association organized the event to raise funds for WRC and, specifically, for its Safe Nights of Shelter program ( Last year alone, the WRC provided over 21,000 safe nights of shelter to domestic violence victims and their families, and the need continues to grow.

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1. Gina Pitoniak & Maura Boland 2. Carol Chisdak, Sally Preate & Sharon Perrotti 7 3. Amanda Frieder, WRC Association President 4. Angelo Genell, Arcaro & Genell 5. Chef Jourdan Azavedo & Paul Blackledge, POSH, People’s Choice Award winner, with Maura Boland, WRC 6. Peg Ruddy, WRC Executive Director 7. David Rupp, Oprisko's Market 8. JoMarie Ali & Nancy Yamin, The Garden Mediterranean Cafe Julie Jordan Photography


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Professional Profiles

Meet Susan Kaczorowski, MD


Pediatric Critical Care Specialist, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

fter working as the single pediatric critical care physician for the Allegheny Health System for over 20 years, Dr. Kaczorowski moved to Wilkes-Barre for a change of pace. Today, her love of kids drives her work in Geisinger’s Pediatric Urgent Care.

Inspiration to study medicine: I’ve always loved working with kids, so I figured I would either be a teacher or a pediatrician. My father was a teacher, but encouraged us to follow what really spoke to us. For me, that was working in pediatrics. Responsibilities: I was trained in pediatric critical care medicine and practiced in Pittsburgh. Critical care focuses on the

interplay of all the body systems working (or not working) together and managing these systems to keep the patient stable, so he or she has time to recover from critical illness, trauma or burns. I came to Geisinger seven years ago and have absolutely loved my position. Challenges of pediatrics: Trying to keep parents/caregivers off their phones and engaged and focused as I talk to them and examine the kiddos. Most rewarding part of your job: I simply love taking care of the kids. Being able to help my patients recover and see them get better is what I enjoy most. I also have

a fantastic work family! Motivation: My work family is phenomenal. While we work hard, we also have fun. Hugs and high fives from the kids at the end of the appointment are always a way to brighten the day, as is seeing the kiddos back. If they remember me and ask to see me again, that’s always a bonus! Advice for patients and families: Parents/caregivers know their children the best. If something does not seem right, be your child’s advocate. Pay attention at the appointments and ask questions if necessary to make sure your concerns are addressed. If you weren’t a doctor: Easy, I would be a teacher— K through 3rd grade. Hobbies: I love to travel, “play” in the garden, read, knit and bake. Favorite thing about Summer in Northeast PA: I love farmer’s markets. I would find one every day if time permitted. Favorite children’s book: Tough one—Cinderella, Le Petit Prince or any Dr. Seuss. People may not know: For my first “real” job, I was a rides operator in Kiddieland at Kennywood Park (an amusement park in Pittsburgh). H –Megan Kane


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5 Tips to Make this School Year the Healthiest Ever From Everything Natural


he start of a new school year is an excellent time to formulate new wholesome ways for the family to get HEALTHY!

Follow the tips below, and you will be off to a great new school year!

1. Start the day off right. EAT BREAKFAST! The first meal of the day will set the tone for the entire day. Breakfast is the perfect time to bond and spend quality time together while also preparing a healthy school lunch for the kids. 2. Replace Added Sugar with Real Fruit. Swap juice for whole fruit. Rich in fiber, fruit also has very high water content, good for the body.

rice or white pasta. The above items have virtually no fiber and kids, as well as adults, just don’t feel satisfied after eating them.

3. Pack a Healthy Snack. If you pack snacks for your kids, here is a perfect excuse to include at least one fruit and veggie.

5. Get moving! Incorporate exercise, fun outdoor activities and downtime into your children’s daily routine. Family activities are a great way to keep them healthy while also keeping their weight in check. H

4. Skip White Food (Unless cauliflower or white beans). Don't pack things like white bread, white

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8 Professional Profiles Meet Kathleen Walsh, M.D.


Pediatrician, Commonwealth Health

unmore native Kathleen returned to the area after residency and lives three blocks from her childhood home. Devoted to serving pediatric patients, she has practiced with Physicians Health Alliance for 23 years and has been with Commonwealth Health since they purchased the practice in 2012. Inspiration to become a pediatrician: I chose medicine initially because of my love for the sciences, especially human anatomy, but stuck with it despite the challenges because of my desire to help others. I chose pediatrics specifically because I love children and their development. The ability to teach such responsive, willing minds is so rewarding. Workplace motivation: My patients and their parents motivate me to stay current on the changing world of medicine and to develop ways to engage kids and young adults in their health and nutrition.

specialist clinics a few days monthly. It is my hope that expanding services will become available, as well as a pediatric emergency room. Proudest professional moment: When my patients start realizing that the care we provide is no longer just for their parents, but for them as well and they take an active role and interest in their health and future. It warms my heart when young adults prepare to leave my practice because of their age and are a little saddened because they felt comfortable here. Advice for patients and families: Ask questions and take an active role in your health or the health of your child. No question is a stupid question; that is how we learn and grow.

When you’re not at work: I enjoy time with family and friends, as well as reading and travel. Family: Husband of 26 years, Paul, and two children: Matthew, 22 and Mara, 20. We also have an 11-year-old Bichon/Poodle mix, Piper. I see my parents, Domnick and Ann Marie Iezzi, daily, since they have lived in the same house in Dunmore for the past 48 years Favorite children’s book: “Love You Forever.” It became a favorite between my son and me. People may not know: I married my high school sweetheart. H –Megan Kane

If you weren’t a doctor: I think I would have studied psychology for very similar reasons.

Challenges facing pediatric care in Northeast PA: We are blessed to have an abundance of wonderful pediatricians but challenged at times to accommodate patients with sub-specialists. Hershey Medical Center and other tertiary centers provide our region with some pediatric 82

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Little League Baseball® World Series Big Time Family Fun at the


eld each August at the Little League® International Complex in South Williamsport, the Little League Baseball® World Series is an iconic youth sports event that welcomes 16 teams from around the world to compete for the chance to be named World Series Champion. Along with an incredible baseball experience of 32 games over the course of 10 days, the Little League Baseball World Series is a memorable event for players, coaches, volunteers, families and fans alike. With no admission cost and free parking, the Little League Baseball World Series is a fun and affordable experience for an all-day family outing. A family of four can attend the Little League Baseball World Series, purchase a souvenir program and each person in the family can have a hot dog, french fries and a large soda all for about $30. There are plenty of healthy food options to choose from too. While seating inside Lamade Stadium, which seats approximately 3,300, and Volunteer Stadium, which holds about 3,000, is often limited, seating is always available on the famous 84

“hill” overlooking the outfield fence of Lamade Stadium. Up to 30,000 more fans get excellent views of all the action here. Tickets are not needed for stadium seating, which is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, for all games prior to Championship Weekend. During Championship Weekend, public seating is typically limited to the hill, where there is never a ticket or pass needed.

entertaining opportunities within the Family Fun Zone, shop in one of the three Little League stores, participate in a long-storied tradition of Little League pin trading and have an interactive experience at the World of Little League® Museum. Visit H

Along with the baseball games held throughout the 10-day tournament, there are plenty of other opportunities for fans to enjoy their stay at the Little League Baseball World Series. Attendees can find fun and

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COSTA’S FAMILY FUN PARK Offering go-karts, water slides, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages and more. Fun forthe whole family! Our snack bar features familyfavorites and Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream. Open daily midJune–Labor Day and weekends Spring and Fall. Route 6 Hawley. 570-226-8585. THE DISCOVERY CENTER Hands-on children’s museum. 22,500 square feet of play and learn indoor exhibits and an award winning outdoor Story Garden where children’s imaginations soar with hands-on activities. Celebrating 33 years of family fun! In Ross Park next to the Binghamton Zoo! 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY. MANNING FARM DAIRY A small family-run farm bringing the freshest and best tasting homemade ice cream and milk to the people of Northeast PA. We grow the crops that our cows like to eat, since happy cows are pro-ductive cows. Milk is bottled and ice cream made on the farm and delivered to our stores daily.Manning Road, Dalton. 570-5631702 SUSQUEHANNA KAYAK & CANOE RENTALS Enjoy a relaxing day on the Susquehanna paddling, exploring and sightseeing. Centrally located along the river in Falls, PA– a close drive from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Float along the most beautiful section of the Endless Mountains. Daily/Weekly rentals to other local waterways also available. Call WALLENPAUPACK SCENIC BOAT TOUR & BOAT RENTAL Take a scenic boat tour on one of our passenger pontoon boats or rent a pontoon boat, kayak or stand up paddle board (SUP). For rates, times and reservations visit our website. Open daily. Located at the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike, 2487 Route 6, Hawley PA. Call 570-226-3293 or visit WHITEWATER CHALLENGERS RAFTING & OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER Get on the Lehigh River and experience exhilarating whitewater rapids. Come for the day or stay for the night. Enjoy all of our outdoor adventure center activities: whitewater rafting, inflatable kayaking, rail-trail biking, paintball and more. It's the most fun you'll have all year! Book your trip today. 800-443-8554.

It’s Fair Time! Wayne County Fair: August 3-11 Maintaining a balance between tradition and new attractions has made the Wayne County Fair a much-loved destination for over a century and a half. This year, the fair’s popular demolition derby returns, along with a new attraction, an on-site glassblower, who will meld glass into intricate statuary for two days only. Along with rides and entertainment, the agricultural showcase and harness-racing are must-see attractions at the fairgrounds in Honesdale. Other events in the grandstand include monster truck rides, the woodsmen’s competition, two demolition derbies and the horse pull. Fair food ranges from the ever-popular sausage and peppers to a variety of grilled cheeses, golden-brown and stacked with gooey cheese, ripe tomatoes and other delicious fillers. The fair, in operation since 1862, has implemented its “pay one price” feature for the last 20, and shows no signs of slowing down.

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Carbon County Fair: August 6-11 The fair celebrates 19 years of exhibits, entertainment and unique eats. The fair, owned and operated by several Lion and Lioness Clubs, returns for a week of fun in Palmerton. Activities include demolition derbies to music on the main stage daily. Along with a traditional demolition derby, there’s a garden tractor demo, junk car race, youth derby and remote-control demo derby. Fair food comes in all forms, includ88

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“DON’T MISS one of the BEST summer festivals in NEPA!”


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Thursday-Sunday • August 16-19 Delicious Homemade Food • Live Entertainment • Parade 5K Run • Pittston Tomatoes & Produce • Tomato Sauce Competition • Tomato Contest Queen Scholarship Pageant

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ing one delicious hybrid that combines two Pennsylvania favorites– the cheesesteak-stuffed pretzel. The delectable dish is available along with other pretzel creations at Uncle Paul’s Stuffed Pretzels. Enjoy more traditional fare and original offerings such as Caribbean noodles. Don’t miss the fireworks spectacular on Monday at 9:30 p.m. The fair is one of the largest fundraisers for most of the Lion and Lioness Clubs, and opens Monday through Friday from 4-10 p.m., Saturday from 2-10 p.m.

HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Wyoming County Community Fair: August 29-September 3 miss the Meshoppen Volunteer Fire Company’s popular chicken BBQ. Triton Hose Company of Tunkhannock offers homemade pizza, a fair and carnival special that cannot be purchased at any other time of the year. Wednesday, August 29 and Monday, September 3 are Senior Citizen Days at the Fair, and Saturday, September 1 is Veterans’ Day. On these days, veterans and senior citizens enter the fair for free, and a special veterans ceremony is held Saturday at 1 p.m. Parking, admission and rides are included in one price.

The fair in Meshoppen celebrates the summer harvest, offering agricultural activities including the Incredible Milking Cow. This unique attraction draws children and adults alike, giving everyone a turn to practice the art of milking a life-like cow. The 4-H livestock auction is another popular agricultural event and one of the longest-running traditions. Between enjoying the entertainment and livestock exhibitions, be sure to check out some of the delicious fair food, which always includes something new. Don’t 90

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Sullivan County Fair: August 29-September 3 Sizzling hot sausage piled in a soft bun, spicy taco creations and deep-fried Oreos are just three of the delicious treats found at the Forksville fairgrounds. Fuel up between riding the rides, petting the animals and watching the fair’s signature horse and pony pulling events. Sip soup from a crusty bread bowl, munch on fresh clams and wash down your meal with sweet lavender lemonade. Satisfy a sweet tooth with

apple dumplings nestled in cinnamon ice cream. This volunteer-run fair located along the scenic Loyalsock Creek has been in operation since 1851. This year’s theme is “Farms, Families, Fairs, Fun,” and matches perfectly with its mission to promote agriculture and encourage visitors to learn more about the role of farming in the community. The fair runs 5-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2-9:30 p.m. Thursday, noon-9:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.9:30 p.m. Sunday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.


Luzerne County Fair: September 5-9 Agriculture, arts and crafts, entertainment and rides—pay one price to get it all in Dallas. Step inside the barn and learn more about the various livestock proudly raised by 4-H members. To keep the littlest fairgoers entertained, the Ag for Kids tent features activities highlighting where food comes from. The attraction is situated alongside Kiddy Land and a petting zoo. A tantalizing spread of food features everything from Bissinger’s apple dumplings and John The Greek’s gyros to sizzling Lake Lehman potato pancakes and Joe’s homemade pierogis. Nightly entertainment includes Rick K and


The All Nighters on Thursday, the Star Fires on Friday, Tommy Guns Band and Tim Montana on Saturday and the Broken Road Duo and Tegan Marie on Sunday. The fair, recognized as a Class-A fair by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, is 100 percent volunteer-run, and has provided a place for families to make memories since 1963. The fairgrounds are open 4 -11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 to 11:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. H

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Woofstock P roceeds from Woofstock benefit True Friends, an animal welfare center in Montrose that serves Susquehanna, Wyoming and surrounding counties. It’s the organization’s largest fundraiser of the year. Inspired by the peace-loving music festival, “Woodstock” for its ability to unify people to make a difference, Woofstock began as a celebration of True Friends’ first anniversary. The festive day includes live music from Mace in Dickson, Orange, Jessica Illuzzi and Friends and Paul LaQuintano. Vendors offer tasty treats (for people and pups), raffle baskets and

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crafts. Salt Springs Park has several scenic trails to enjoy. The event is Saturday, August 19 from 1-6 p.m. at Salt Springs Park in Franklin Forks,

PA. Admission is free for children under 12. Presale tickets are $10 and admission at the door is $15. H –Arla Davis


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usquehanna Canoe and Kayak Rental gives new meaning to the term, Sunday Funday, with its monthly Wine Tours. Float on the Susquehanna River from Falls to Pittson and be rewarded with samplings from Bartolai Winery. This is the eighth summer that Susquehanna Canoe and Kayak rental has offered Wine Tours. Owner Art Coolbaugh says it remains one of the most popular excursions. Kayaks launch from Falls at 11:30 a.m. The guided trip to Bartolai Winery takes about two and a half hours. According to Coolbaugh, “This stretch of water is not very difficult and is fine for a beginner.” Once on shore, enjoy a sampling of local wine with snacks provided by Ardee’s FooDrinkery. A shuttle takes riders back to home base around 4:30 p.m. Coolbaugh says this tour, as well as other excursions offered, allows visitors the

opportunity to experience NEPA’s scenic treasures. Inspired by a father-son kayaking trip, he opened Susquehanna Canoe and Kayak Rental in 2006. Since Bartolai Winery is, “just down the road,” Coolbaugh was eager to spotlight another small, local business. Reservations are required. Tours are scheduled for July 8 and August 12. A Cruise and Brew Tour to Nimble Hill Brewing Company in Tunkhannock was recently added to the schedule. Visit H –Lara Notarianni

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#ItsHappeningNEPA Photo Challenge! From June 1 through August 31, post a picture on social media with the hashtag #ItsHappeningNEPA and you will be automatically entered to win a $100 gas card!  Show us what makes NEPA unique– from its rolling landscapes and outdoor adventures to its eclectic festivals and beloved landmarks! In addition to the winning photo, Happenings will select the bestphotography of FIVE runners-up to publish in an upcoming issue!

Rules: Photos must be taken within the 10 counties of NEPA between June 1 and August 31. Contest open to residents and visitors. Happenings’ staff will select the photos that best capture summer in NEPA.

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Nestled in the mountains of Hegins, PA. 136 RV sites with water, sewer and electric. 28 tent sites each with barbeques. All sites equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. Events every weekend (in season). Game room & arcade, trout-stocked pond, playground, swimming pool. 1921 E. Main St., Hegins. 570-682-8696. COOL LEA CAMPGROUND

Located on Kayutah (Little) Lake 9 miles to Watkins Glen, New York– the heart of the Finger Lakes. Seasonal and overnight camping, electric, water and sewer sites. Wooded tent area, cabins and one cottage. Fishing, swimming, boat launch, boat docks, hiking trails, camp store campfire wood. 607-594-3500 COOPERSTOWN SHADOW BROOK

Highly rated family campground. Good Sam Park. Large RV sites and tent sites, cabins and rentals. Large stocked fishing pond with paddle boat rentals. Heated pool, playground, rec hall, arcade, sports area. Campground store, firewood, propane, laundry, WiFi. Full service, peaceful campground. www. 607-264-8431. DELAWARE WATER GAP POCONO MTN KOA CAMPGROUND

Enjoy the Pocono’s finest in family camping year-round! Relax in a deluxe cabin or set up your tent or RV. Nearby tubing, rafting, skiing, hiking, fishing and shopping. Visit Bushkill Falls just 7 miles away. Free WiFi. Sewer hookup, pet friendly, pool, planned activities. Groups & Scouts welcome. 227 Hollow Road East Stroudsburg, PA. 570-223-8000 or visit DRIFTSTONE CAMPGROUND

Enjoy camping at our beautiful riverside location. Canoeing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, swimming pool and planned activities. Open mid-May to mid-September. Located four miles south of Portland, PA to Columbia, NJ bridge on River Road. 888-355-6859.


Pool, playground, store, snack bar, laundry, horseshoes, wagon rides, country and oldies bands & DJs, nature trails. Planned activities (weekends). Full hook-ups, wooded & open sites, dump station. Near Beltzville Lake, 18 miles to Pocono International Raceway. Northeast extension of PA Turnpike, exit 74, Rte. 209 N. approx. nine miles. Follow signs. 610-381-3381. 800-635-0152 reservations only. KEEN LAKE CAMPING & COTTAGE RESORT called it one of the 10 Coolest Parks for RV Camping, Trip Advisor named it an Excellence Honoree and Country Living Magazine said it was one of the 12 Must See RV Friendly Parks in the nation. The Keen sisters invite you to gather at the lake! Family friendly and family owned for 64 years! Trailer Life Ratings 8.5/10*/10 155 Keen Lake Road, Waymart, PA 570-488-6161, 800-443-0412 www. for more information and directions.


Located on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack. We offer seasonal and daily sites, seasonal and temporary boat slips, kayak rentals and have a camp store. We also have a boat launch and picnic area with view of the lake! 153 Ledgedale Road, Greentown, PA phone 570-689-2181,

SHORE FOREST CAMPGROUND– Nestled in the beautiful Endless Mountains on a five-acre lake. Heated Pool/spa, camp store, snack bar, game room, crafts, hayrides, weekend activities, and so much more! Cabins, Cable TV/Wi-Fi available. Camping at its best! Halfway between Scranton and Binghamton and only a half mile from Rt 11 in Hop Bottom. 570-289-4666

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WHERE TO CAMP SHADY BROOK CAMPGROUND & BOAT RENTAL Enjoy a peaceful, family experience in the foothills of Shade Mountain. Over 95 spacious campsites including RV, back-in, tents and cabins with water connection and full electric service. Kayak and canoe rentals. In-ground pool, large playground, general store, bicycles, planned activities. 275 Campground Lane, Beavertown, PA. 570-837-9773 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, hay rides, cabins, trailers and mobile renters. Clean restrooms. Rte. 6 East from Scranton to Waymart then North on Rte. 296 for 8 miles. 570-448-2268.


We are known and loved for our peaceful and relaxing camping atmosphere, set amidst acres of trees and wide open grassy meadows overlooking Amish farms. Come enjoy our refreshing pool, planned activities, and rentals. Our campsites offer 30 or 50 amp service, and sizes to accommodate even the biggest RV’s.



Located on 63 lush, wooded acres in Southern Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amenities like Water Zone, pools, mini golf, laser tag, and more. Variety of cabins from premium to rustic, RV sites, and tent sites. Themed weeks with planned activities. Camp store, firewood, Wi-Fi, pet-friendly, laundry, beautiful scenery. 717-740-2154


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5aWays to Spend Summer Day 1. America on Wheels Road trip takes on a whole new meaning when you visit this 43,000 square foot museum in Allentown devoted to all types of overthe-road transportation. The collection features over 75 cars, trucks, motorcycles and bikes. “America on Wheels embraces history and engages visitors with lively exhibits and programs, interactive displays and fascinating audio-visual presentations,” says Executive Director Linda Merkel. “All are intended to be entertaining as well as educational. Our Changing Exhibit rotates every six months. America On Wheels showcases the special relationship between the age of mobility and over-the-road means of transportation.” Merkel’s personal favorite part of the museum is the new Kids’ Garage and Restoration Center for ages 13 and under. Kids can get under the hood of a fabricated Chevy and learn about tire rotation, the muf-

2. Moyer Aviation Air Tours Get a birds-eye-view of the Pocono Mountains on a tour you won’t soon forget. Since 1981 president and owner Vern Moyer has offered guided tours aboard his modern Cessna aircraft. Guests may choose from five destinations that showcase the many mountains, lakes, resorts and communities of the Pocono Mountains region. Flights leave from the airport in Mt. Pocono for flyovers of natu-


fler and oil changes. About 40,000 people visit the museum each year. According to Merkel, the Mack Simulator is a must-see exhibit. “It will take you to the former headquarters of Mack Trucks. We also have a kiosk (Does the American Road Call to You?) giving visitors an opportunity to leave a memory note about their first car,” explains Merkel. Visitors can also enjoy snacks and refreshments in the museum’s Hub Cap Café– a fully restored 1950s soda fountain.

ral attractions such as Lake Harmony and Lake Wallenpaupack. According to Moyer, the tour of Delaware Water Gap is the most popular among visitors. Tours can last anywhere from 10 to 45 minutes depending on the destination. Custom tours are also available. Each flight has a two-passenger minimum and the aircraft can hold up to three adults. Passengers are equipped with headsets for communications with the pilot. Tours are available daily, year-round from 8 a.m. to sunset. According to Moyer, each season has an appeal all its own. “Summer is a good time for a tour because the weather is great and everything is in full bloom. Fall is also a good time because of the foliage. The winter is a good time to see the snow, ice on the lakes and ski slopes.” Moyer Aviation also offers flight training and charter flights to all points in the US and Canada. continued on page 108

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Over 120 Kinds of Animals Hand-Feed Giraffe & Lory Parrots Animal Encounters & Keeper Chats Fossil Hunts & Dino Dig Petting Zoo and Turtle Town


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3. Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park This natural attraction in Centre County has fascinated visitors since it first opened in 1885. The only cave in PA listed on the National Register of Historic Places, visitors tour the caverns entirely by boat on a 45-50 minute guided ride. Marketing Director Terri Schleiden says Penn’s Cave is always a good choice for summer fun. “People appreciate the fact that the temperatures of our allwater cave remain a constant 52 degrees, so during a hot summer day, you have the opportunity to cool off,” explains Schleiden. She encourages visitors to relax and enjoy the cave’s flow stones, stalactites and stalagmites which, were created by nature, and not man-made. Penn’s Cave offers several attractions that appeal to families. A 90minute guided bus tour traverses the property’s 1,600 acres to view inhabitants of the farm-

4. Pocono TreeVentures Climb, balance and zip through over 90 elements of the Pocono TreeVentures ropes course in Bushkill. The family outdoor aerial

5. Circle Drive In Theatre The Circle Drive-In Theatre has been a summer entertainment staple along the ScrantonCarbondale Highway in Dickson City since 1945. It is one of the longest operating drive-in theaters in the country. A new digital system, features two large screens. Up to four current features are played in one night. The Drive-In can accommodate up to 4,000 vehicles. Every Sunday, the drive-in operates a Flea Fair. Here, visitors can shop for antiques, handmade goods, artwork, jewelry and clothing, among other items. H

nature-wildlife park. Residents include native North American animals such as bear, wolves, elk, deer, longhorn cattle, bison, mustangs and sheep. “Our tours and experiences are both educational and entertaining, and since we offer two separate tours, as well as gemstone panning, a 4,800 square foot maze, large gift shop, Visitors Center, picnic areas and a café, you can spend a good portion of your day with us,” says Schleiden.

forest adventure offers eight courses of varying levels of difficulty. Choose from the Pocono Zip Racer– 1,000 foot dual racing zip lines, Pocono KidVentures, for ages 4-7, TruClimb, tree climbing walls and Pocono Zip Quest– nine zip lines connected by bridges and ladders. Each course consists of elements between tree platforms that are constructed of rope, cable and wood configurations that challenge visitors with aerial tightropes, swinging log steps, Tru Blues and rope ladders. The advanced course soars 40 feet above the ground. Pocono TreeVentures aerial ropes course, Pocono Zip Racer, Pocono Zip Quest and Pocono KidVentures are open year-round weather permitting.


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he Wayne County Historical Society hosts the 6th Annual Canal Festival at D&H Canal Park at Lock 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 18. Canal Park is located on PA Route 6, one mile west of Hawley.

This free event includes live traditional music, blacksmithing, timber frame construction, woodcarving, spinning, weaving and quilting demonstrations. There is


a Civil War encampment, guided walking tours, bike rides on the towpath, commercial vendors and informational booths

from area nonprofits. Food, including home baked goods, is available for purchase, along with local history-related items in the Canal Store, which is housed in the 1820s Daniels Farmhouse. The archeology dig, a crowd favorite organ-

ized by PA Archaeology Society member Theodore Baird, returns this year. Several authors of Wayne County and the D&H Canal history books will sign copies. Visit or call 570 253-3240 H –Kaitlyn Meholic

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From relics of the steel industry to Broadwaystyle performances, the Lehigh Valley has something to satisfy every traveler. The region boasts a rich history dating back to the 1700s with many historic homes and structures still standing, and today it’s the fastest-growing region in the state of Pennsylvania. The best part? It’s only a road trip away—just 60 miles from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. CIQ Bridge and Luckenbach Mill Photo: Brian Kutner

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Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites The Moravians founded Bethlehem in the 1700s. It was the site of America’s earliest industrial park and witnessed the rise and fall of Bethlehem Steel Corporation. Historic Bethlehem Museum and Sites preserves and maintains 20 historic sites, 60,000+ artifacts and three centuries of rich history. Look for Historic Site markers throughout the city to learn more about its heritage. The Colonial Industrial Corner—America’s earliest industrial park– is now home to the Valley’s summer Musikfest. Tour the 1810 Goundie House and the 17481848 Burnside Plantation for a glimpse into the city’s colonial roots. Get a closer look by joining a museum or walk1761 Tannery ing tour, such as Photo: Caitlin Kohl the year-round State Theatre The theater in Easton opened in 1926 as part of the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit, and after 92 years it’s still going strong. It is listed on the National Registry of Historic places and promises an elegant, traditional setting complemented by modern professional entertainment. The 2018-19 season features a variety of performances, from concerts by Steven Wright, Diana Krall and Kenny G. to Broadway hits such as “Something Rotten,” “Spamalot,” “Rock of Ages,” “The Sound of Music” and “Kinky Boots.” While visiting the theater, look for its friendly resident ghost, FRED. A manager in the 1940s and ‘50s, FRED loved the theater so much he never left. He’s even recognized by the

Schofield Ford Covered Bridge Bethlehem Steel Photo: Cory Steiner Tours and the Hoover-Mason Trestle Tour. Go behind the scenes at the Kemerer Museum of Decorative Arts to view the Elizabeth Johnston Prime dollhouse collection. One of the largest antique dollhouse collections in the US, it features 44 buildings and 6,000 period-appropriate pieces. The “Christmas City, USA” holiday experience features the much-loved Trees of Historic Bethlehem and the Holiday Putz Trail exhibits. Historic Moravian Bethlehem is one of only eight National Historic Landmark Districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In 2016, the district was named to the Tentative U.S. list for eventual nomination to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Placement here would recognize the global, cultural and historical importance of the district on the same level as the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids at Giza. Visit annual FREDDY Awards program, which honors excellence in high school music. Visit Photo: Dave Dabour

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received overwhelming requests for catering. After dabbling in catering, they decided to make a full-time commitment and opened Ateria’s along with Christine’s brother and his wife. The company’s unique name stems from two things– their location on First Street and Christine’s maiden name, Arieta, spelled backwards. Visit Ateira’s on First

The Lafayette Inn

Over the past year, Ateria’s on First has established its reputation for high-quality, customizable cuisine in the Lehigh Valley. The familyowned catering company in Lehighton is easy to find—it’s on First Street, in a beautiful historic building currently being renovated to support a private event space. Ordering from Ateria’s is the perfect option for weddings, parties and private events. Staying in an Air BnB in the area? Ateria’s will bring the restaurant to you, cooking and serving in the privacy of your home-away-fromhome. The menu is highly customizable and can be crafted to fit vegetarian palates and dietary restrictions. Some of the most popular dishes include chicken piccata, BLT mac and cheese, and beef tenderloin with demi-glace. They also make a selection of mouthwatering homemade breads, rolls and muffins.

Since 1986, the lovingly restored 1895 Georgian Mansion has been the premier place to stay in Easton. Co-owner Laura Di Liello says guests can expect to find a comfortable environment where modern conveniences blend with period furnishings and friendly staff. Relax in the gracious parlor with a game table and grand piano. Recline on the wrap-around porch and patio

Christine McCaa, co-owner and lead chef, shares that the company originated after the food truck she and her husband owned Photo: Cheryl Miller

and turn in for the night in one of 18 elegantly decorated guestrooms. The inn offers a delicious full breakfast and house-made treats throughout the day, including a wine and cheese reception on Friday and Saturday. It’s conveniently located near area attractions, just one mile from downtown Easton and two blocks from Lafayette College. Visit Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor Walk through history by following the D&L Trail, a 165-mile (93 percent complete) trail following the path that carried Anthracite coal and iron from Wilkes-Barre to Bristol. The trail is the “spine” of the Delaware and Lehigh Corridor, according to communications coordinator Dustin Schoof, and runs alongside many area attractions. Visitors to the corridor can also hike, bike or paddle through Lehigh Gorge State Park, shop and dine in downtown


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New Hope or catch a show at the SteelStacks complex in Bethlehem. D&L headquarters is located in Easton’s Hugh Moore Park, home of the Josiah White canal boat—the only mule-driven canal boat in the eastern United States—as well as the National Canal Museum. This year, the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor nonprofit organization celebrates its 30th birthday, though the corridor itself is rich with history dating back to the early 1800s. The coal rush in Luzerne and Carbon County led to construction of the Corridor’s canal and railroad systems and helped fuel America’s Industrial Revolution. Visit H –Megan Kane

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BUTTERMILK FALLS INN Luxury lodgings on a 75-acre Hudson River Estate includes guest rooms with fireplaces, carriage and guest houses with pet and child-friendly options. Enjoy a country breakfast, Spa, Henry’s restaurant, trails and Buttermilk’s own Millstone Farm with an organic kitchen garden and orchard and Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Milton, NY. 845- 795-1310. 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 CRESCENT LODGE What luxury our “cabin in the woods” offers! Queen canopy bed, stone fireplace, jacuzzi for two, two TVs, private covered deck and full kitchen. Enjoy our Starting Post Cocktail Lounge and award-winning restaurant. Located two miles from Mt Airy Casino, 10 minutes from the Crossings and 15 minutes from Camelback Ski Area. Paradise Valley. Cresco, PA 800-392-9400 THE INN AT BIRCH WILDS Modern rustic five-star rated B and B, located a short drive from Jim Thorpe. Visit our site to see why travelers are saying: “Surpassed all expectations!" “Fabulous is an understatement!" “Amazing weekend getaway!” “Unexpected luxury, a romantic retreat!” “Best B and B… wow!” Lehighton, PA. 570-818-4433.


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Warm, charming, historic B&B welcoming you with the comforts of home and all the modern amenities in three well-appointed guest rooms including; queen beds, private baths, electric fireplaces, central AC, TV, WiFi, gardens and more. Enjoy a chef’s choice home-cooked breakfast each morning. Friendly hospitality and five-star service. Honesdale, PA 570-253-5573

KEUKA LAKESIDE INN Winner of the 2016 Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Award and located on the shores of Keuka Lake in the village of Hammondsport, this Inn offers 17 comfortable rooms and spectacular views with an on-site boat launch and docking available. Find us on Facebook. 24 Water St., Hammondsport, NY 14840. (607) 569-2600,

LYNN-LEE HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST Step into the past while savoring the convenience of today in our gracious, restored 1868 Victorian! Three beautifully appointed guest rooms with queen size bed & private bath. Antiques, period & traditional furnishings. Unwind by the fireplace after skiing, antiquing or sightseeing. Full gourmet breakfast served daily. 1036 Main Street, New Milford, PA. 570-465-3505

THE 1819 RED BRICK INN A warm welcome awaits you at our charming Federal Style home. Centrally located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. All guestrooms feature queen size bed, and private bath. (The Tuttle Room has a working fireplace). Full breakfast. Complimentary refreshments. Open year round. Credit Cards accepted. 607-243-8844

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.

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William R. Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund 9th Annual Car Show


lassic cars, trucks and motorcycles of all makes and models are welcome at the 9th Annual Car Show in support of the William R. Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund. The show on August 12 runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Moffat Estate in Covington Twp. Organized by William and Cindy Kramer of Moscow, the show supports the scholarship begun in memory of their eldest son, William Roland Kramer, who was killed in a fatal car accident 29 years ago. Following the tragedy, six of William’s close high school friends wanted to honor him by keeping his memory alive. They began a scholarship fund in his name that has to date contributed over $36,000 to graduates from North Pocono High School to help with the

expenses of higher education. “In the first two years, those friends actually took money out of their own pockets in order to begin building the fund,” the Kramers said. Today, the Car Show is now the sole fundraiser for the scholarship fund. The top 20 vehicles and the “Kid’s Favorite” will receive trophies, and everyone will enjoy great food, music, door prizes and raffles. There is a $10 registration fee, and individuals will be allowed to register their vehicle on the day of the event until 1 p.m. Attending the event is free and open to the public, and the rain date is August 19. “We would like to thank our family, friends and all of the sponsors for their continued support over the years,” said the Kramers. For more information, please contact William Kramer at 604-2227 or visit H –Megan Kane

Spend Your Day at Ladore

Located in the Northern Pocono Mountains Seniors 50+ / $15.00 for the day/per person • Tues, Wed & Thurs. 10-3 Includes the activities of the day plus any activities you would like to do on your own, i.e., Swimming/Hot Tub, Shuffleboard, Bocce Ball, Horseshoes, Mini Golf, Pedal Cars, Indoor games Lunch • Must Call for a Reservation

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Kipona Festival he City of Harrisburg hosts the 102nd Annual Kipona Festival on Riverfront Park and City Island on September 1 to 3. The festival features more than 40 food vendors, from cotton candy and funnel cakes, to food trucks featuring various dishes like Greek, Thai, Costa Rican and Mexican. There are two live music stages with performances from over


30 bands. The Artist Village features more than 30 artists with handcrafted goods, including pottery, jewelry, soap, ceramics, photography and home décor. There is also a Biergarten, Native American PowWow, wire walkers, canoe races and a crab cake eating contest. The children’s festival provides free live entertainment. The rubber duck race in the Susquehanna River ben-

efits Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Fireworks are September 2 at 8:15 p.m. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Labor Day. Visit


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Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival Located at Penn State WilkesBarre in Lehman, a variety of craft demonstrations and sales fill the campus. This year’s offerings include pottery, wheat weaving, bowl carving, geode crushing, doll making and a children’s craft tent. Entertainment options feature everything from music, theatre and storytelling to magic, juggling and dance. Gina Major and her high school theatre students offer Princesses at the Gazebo. Dressed as Disney princesses, the troupe holds live readings of classic fairytales as well as any books brought by the audience. They also lead children in art projects. There’s an astronomy activity for children in

the observatory. Take a guided 45-minute tour of the historic Hayfield House. Owned by John and Bertha Conyngham, the home was one of the most expensive and luxurious built in the area in the 1930s. Food is provided by eight vendors offering traditional festival fare. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 26. Admission is free, but a $2 donation is greatly appreciated. –H –Arla Davis

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Pittston Tomato Festival

The 35th Annual Pittston Tomato Festival (August 1619) draws crowds of more than 50,00 people with fun games, thrilling rides hands-on crafts, plentiful food and a parade. Live music nightly features bands such as Old Friends, The Music Room, The Poets and 3 Imaginary Boys. A 5k race accompanies the festival and benefits families affected by cancer. The entry fee is $30. Walk for $15. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 18 with a start time of 10 a.m. The Tomato Festival is known for its Tomato Fight, which takes place on Saturday, August 18 at 1:30 p.m. at Cooper’s on the Waterfront. The entry fee is $10 and includes protective eyewear. Participants must be 15 years or older. Space is limited to the first 150 people. H –Arla Davis

9th Annual Car Show benefitting the William R. Kramer Memorial Scholarship Fund

August 12, 2018 Moffat Estate Covington Twp., PA 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Food • Music • Door Prizes • Raffles • DJ


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La Festa Italiana


The 2018 La Festa Italiana returns August 31 and September 1-3 to Courthouse Square in Scranton for its 42nd year! The tradition began in 1976 as a celebration of Italy's 200th birthday, and has continued to bring people of different ethnicities together ever since. Over 80 vendors offer more than just delicious Italian food. Tasty treats include pizza, Italian pastries, potato pancakes, ice cream and

gyros. La Festa offers a farmers' market, art, and a raffle. Enjoy Live music throughout the festival by local and visiting bands. Other live performances include jugglers, magicians, street acts, cooking demonstrations and dance groups. There is a children's stage with activities such as puppet shows, theatre and a cannoli eating contest. The Minicozzi Memorial Race on Saturday, September 1, at 10 a.m. benefits The Boys and Girls Clubs of

NEPA and college scholarships. The annual Mass in Italian is on Sunday, September 2, at St. Peter's Cathedral. The festival opens Friday at 4 p.m. and Saturday-Monday at 11 a.m. H –Arla Davis

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Street Festival • Free Parking • Free Admission Handicap accessible Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Always... the fourth Saturday of August! New Berlin Town Center, Rain or Shine

A Celebration of Heritage, Artists and Craftsmen. In the heart of Central PA: The 48th annual New Berlin outdoor antique, arts & crafts shows. Over 125 antique dealers, artists & craftsmen CHECK OUT NEW BERLIN ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE ON WWW.NEWBERLINPA.COM • CALL SHIRLEY HUMMEL AT 570-966-2677 126

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New Berlin Day

The 48th Annual New Berlin Day (August 25) is one of the largest street festivals in Central Pennsylvania with over 125 antique vendors, artists and craftsmen. The event begins with breakfast at 6 a.m. at the Firemen’s Field. Food is served here all day, including a chicken and pork barbecue. Several food and drink vendors are also located around town. The Town Gazebo opens at 7 a.m. with information from the Union County Historical Society and New Berlin souvenirs for sale. The antique, arts and crafts portion of the festival begins at 9 a.m. Visit the New Berlin Heritage Museum located in the town’s restored 1815 Court House. A silent auction features artwork donated by local artists. Purchase chances to win a handmade quilt. The historic Town Center hosts live performances all day. The festival runs until 4 p.m. Admission, parking and entrance to the Heritage Museum are free. H –Arla Davis

Pocono State Craft Festival

On Saturday and Sunday, August 25-26, the 32nd Pocono State Craft Festival returns to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. As one of the area’s finest arts and craft festivals, the event has developed a reputation as “a destination” for the nation’s most renowned artists and dedicated collectors. This year’s festival includes craftsmen from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, West Virginia and North Carolina. Pottery, jewelry, metal, stained glass, wood, baskets, leather, folk art, fine art, photography, soap, gourmet foods and art-towear will be available. The Lost Ramblers perform on Saturday and a performance from the Music Theater Organization of East Stroudsburg University takes place on Sunday. Enjoy an assortment of festival food and 128

baked goods. Admission is $6 for everyone over 12, and includes all of the Farm’s attractions. While there are no regular tours during the event, all of the farm’s historic 19th century Pennsylvania German farm buildings are open to visitors. No pets or smoking allowed. H –Arla Davis

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Area code 570 unless specified

Museum, Lewisburg. 7684914.

Aug. 1-Dec. 31, Peter Max: Early Paintings, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-295-2522.

Aug. 5, Creek Snorkeling for Kids, 12:30 p.m., Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Stroud Twp. 839-1120.

Aug. 1-Sep. 3, New Frontiers, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. Aug. 1-Sep. 3, Keystone Glass/Art, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. Aug. 1-Sep. 3, Kathleen Elliot, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 3467186. Aug. 1-8, The Animals We Love, Something Special Gallery, Kingston. 288-8386. Aug. 1-31, Sculpture Exhibit-Set in Stone: The Sculpture of Glenn Zweygardt, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel. 845-295-2522. Aug. 1-12, America's Road: The Journey of Route 66, Pauly Frideman Art Gallery, 301 Lake Street, Dallas. 674-6250. Aug. 3-25, 3rd Annual Photography Show, Artspace Gallery, Stroudsburg. 476-4460.

CHILDREN’S EVENTS Aug. 1-18, SCC Summer Camp Program, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 346-7369 x100.


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Aug. 6-10, Kids' Summer Camp: Baking Camp: Session 2, Lackawanna College, Scranton. 955-1488.

Aug. 10, Rob the Juggler, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library, Scranton. 207-0764. Aug. 11, Bean-tastic Mosaics, noon-1 p.m., Lewisburg Children's Museum, Lewisburg. 768-4914. Aug. 12, Rob the Juggler, 2-3 p.m., Lackawanna County Children's Library, Scranton. 3483000 ext. 3015. Aug. 13-17, SciGirls Week of STEM, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Roberson Museum and Science Center, Binghamton, NY. 607-772-0660. Aug. 15, POP! @ the LCM: Noodle Academy, 10 a.m.-noon, Lewsiburg Children's Museum, Lewisburg. 768-4914. Aug. 15, Lake Paddle For Kids, 3:30 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.


Aug. 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Hillside Park, South Abington Twp. 247-2940. Aug. 3, Wyoming St. Fusion Food Festival, N Wyoming St, Hazleton. 4551509. Aug. 4, 127th Family Reunion of the Descendants of Samuel Callender, Lackawanna State Park , North Abington Twp. 489-7423. Aug. 4, Furniture Sale, St. Cyril's School Gym, Olyphant. 383-0319. Aug. 4, 5th Annual Lupus Tricky Tray, Central Volunteer Fire Dept., Lackawaxen. 647-6097. Aug. 5, Rock the Night, Genetti Manor, Olyphant. 766-3435. Aug. 5, 10th Annual Pauly Friedman 5K Family Walk/Run, 9 a.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. 823-5144. Aug. 6, Open House: Center for Adult and Continuing Education, 4-7 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. 674- 6791..

Jul. 30-Aug. 3, Big Blue Basketball & Soccer Camp, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Clarks Summit University, South Abington Twp. 585-9384.

Aug. 17, SCC Youth Theatre Program's Willy Wonka, Jr!, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.

Jul. 31-Aug. 2, Environmental Science Summer Day Camp, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 4084604.

Aug. 18, Ride the Rails with The Mario Brothers!, Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. 8519008.

Aug. 2, The Butterfly Guy Live Butterfly Show, 3-4 p.m., Library Express Bookstore, Marketplace at Steamtown, Scranton. 558-1670.

Aug. 18, Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193.

Aug. 3, Tween Open Mic Night, 68 p.m., Lackawanna Co Children's Library, Scranton. 348-3000 ext. 3015.

Aug. 18, SCC Youth Theatre Program's Willy Wonka JR, 11 a.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.

Aug. 11, Kaigan Fest, 1-10 p.m., Correale Grove, Drums. 951-329-0231.

Aug. 4, Messy with Markers, noon-1 p.m., Lewisburg Children's

Aug. 25, Bradford Co Youth Field Day, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt Pisgah State Park, Troy.

Aug. 11, Brewgrass Fest, 2 p.m., Forest Lake Vol. Fire Co., Forest Lake Twp. 3965906.


Aug. 9, The Life and Times of Sir William Johnson, 5:30 p.m., Historical Associate of Tobyhanna Twp., Tobyhanna. 580-5353. Aug. 10, Sts. Anthony & Rocco Parish Italian Festival, 5:30-10 p.m., St. Rocco’s Church grounds, Dunmore. 344-1209. Aug. 10-12, St John the Baptist Festival, 6-11 p.m., Festival, Larksville. 779-4176.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 12, Ice Cream Social, 2-4 p.m., Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. 348-3000. Aug. 13, Foam Fun, Kettle Creek Environmental Center, Stroudsburg. 396-4677. Aug. 14, Open House, Delaware Highlands Conservancy , Bethel, NY. 226-3164. Aug. 17-19, 13th Annual Blessed Sacrament Parish Family Festival, 5 p.m., church grounds Throop. 489-4515. Aug. 18, Claws and Paws Pet Parade, 11 a.m., Falls Twp. 355-1932. Aug. 18, CrabFest 2018, 2-7 p.m., Nuangola Grove Building, Nuangola. 868-3336. Aug. 18, Farm to Fork: Sowing the Seeds to Change Lives, 6-9 p.m., Stone Meadow Gardens, Clarks Summit. 346-0759 ext.114. Aug. 20, St. Mary Villa Golf Tournament, 11 a.m., Glen Oak Country Club, Clarks Summit. 8425274.

p.m., Pocono Mountain East H.S., Swiftwater.

Aug. 31, Charity Cask Night, 5 p.m., Cooper's Seafood House, Scranton. 346-6883.

Aug. 5, The Beach Boys & the Righteous Brothers, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-7453000.

CONCERTS Aug. 1, Jazz On The Deck - Nick Niles, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Aug. 5, Doug Smith's Dixieland AllStars, noon-2 p.m., Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. 3437271.

Aug. 1, Doug Smith Band, 7-8:30 p.m., Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 343-7271.

Aug. 5, Lights Out, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 348-4186.

Aug. 2, Cabaret Night with Broadway's Andrew KeenanBolger, 6-8:30 p.m., Tennis Tea, Buck Hill Falls, Mountainhome.

Aug. 5, On the Road/In the Round with Lizanne Knott, Craig Bickhardt & Michael Braunfeld, 5 p.m., Davide A. DeWire Center, Eagles Mere.

Aug. 2, From Cows to Cadenzas: Linda Lane Smith, 7 p.m., Hotel Fauchere, Milford. 409-1269.

Aug. 8, Jazz On The Deck - Judi Silvano, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Aug. 3, Mike Lewis, Beaumont Free Methodist Church, White Haven. 472-3199.

Aug. 9, Black Label Society, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808.

Aug. 3, Dierks Bentley, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193.

Aug. 10, Live Music with Owen Walsh, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Old School Farm, Honesdale. 484-213-5345.

Aug. 3, Summer Sounds - Flaxy Morgan, Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. 536-6020.

Aug. 11, Trombone Shorty, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193.

Aug. 23, True Friends Animal Welfare Center Supply Drive, Hillside Park, South Abington Twp. 247-2940.

Aug. 3, Musical Showcase/Jam Session, 5:30-9:30 p.m., Old School Farm, Honesdale. 484-2135345.

Aug. 25, Dog Day at the Market, Monroe Farmers Market, Stroudsburg. 676-3627.

Aug. 3, Doug Smith's Dixieland All-Stars, 6:30-8 p.m., RD Blow Dry Bar and Salon, Scranton. 343-7271.

Aug. 12, Jim Welch Dixieland Band, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 348-4186.

Aug. 25, Music on the Lawn Craft Fair & Yard Sale, 1 p.m., Lake Winola United Methodist Church, Dalton. 351-7365.

Aug. 4, Champian Fulton, 6 p.m., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500.

Aug. 12, Shakee Ground, 3 p.m., Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 348-4186.

Aug. 28, Open House, 10 a.m.noon, Delaware Highlands Conservancy , Bethel, NY. 226-3164.

Aug. 4, Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, 7:30

Aug. 11, The Lao Tizer Band, 6 p.m., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500.

Aug. 12, Vocalist Nicole Rasmus with Marty Ort Pianist, 6:30-8 p.m., Marywood University, Scranton. 961-4726.


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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 12, Danny V's 52nd Street Band, 8 p.m., David A. DeWire Center, Eagles Mere.

Aug. 24, 311 & The Offspring, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193.

Aug. 18, Star Party, 8 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.

Aug. 14, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193.

Aug. 25, Doug Smith Band, 8:3010 p.m., Skytop Lodge, Skytop. 343-7271.

Aug. 20, Extended Body Parachute, Kettle Creek Environmental Center, Stroudsburg. 396-4677.

Aug. 15, Jazz On The Deck Stefan Bauer, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Aug. 26, Mike Miz Solo Guitar, 68 p.m., Marywood University, Scranton. 961-4726.

Aug. 18, Doug Smith's Dixieland All-Stars, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 343-7271.

Aug. 27, Doug Smith Band, 3:30 p.m., GDS Fairgrounds, Newfoundland. 343-7271.

Aug. 21, Hiking Series #5: Tobyhanna State Park, 9 a.m., Tobyhanna State Park, Tobyhanna. 403-2006.

Aug. 18, Simple Gifts Duo, 5:30 p.m., Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. 409-1269. Aug. 18, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, 6 p.m.., Wildflower Music Festival, White Mills. 253-5500. Aug. 18, Stereo Jo, 8 p.m., Sherman Showcase, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. Aug. 18, Badge– an Eric Clapton Retrospective, 8 p.m., David A. DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. Aug. 19, Se Acabo, 2 p.m., Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 348-4186. Aug. 19, Simple Gifts Duo, 4 p.m., Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley . 409-1269. Aug. 19, Music in the Mountains, 4 p.m., David A DeWire Center, Eagles Mere. Aug. 19, Paulette Costa & Friends, 5-7 p.m., Fellows Park, Scranton. 343-7271. Aug. 19, O.A.R with Matt Nathanson, 6:30 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. Aug. 19, Vocalist Chris DiMatteo & Musical Director Bill Weber Salute Sinatra, 6:30-8 p.m., Marywood University, Scranton. 961-4726. Aug. 22, Jazz On The Deck Robert Kopec Trio, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993. Aug. 23, Seasons of Love: Mozart to Broadway, 7:30 p.m., Milford United Methodist Church, Milford. 618-3711. Aug. 24, Jazz On The Deck Spencer & Nancy Reed, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Aug. 29, Jazz On The Deck Thos Shipley, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

NATURE Aug. 1-3, Environmental Quality, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506. Aug. 3-5, Family Camping, Promised Land State Park , Greentown. 426-1512. Aug. 4, Guided Nature Walk, 2-4 p.m., Delaware Highlands Conservancy Trail, Bethel, NY. 2263164. Aug. 5, Cherry Valley Ramble, 14 p.m., Cherry Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Stroud Twp. 8391120. Aug. 11, Women in the Wilds, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Mt. Pisgah State Park, Troy. Aug. 11, Kayak for Camp, 9 a.m., West Falls Boat Launch, Falls. 4175944. Aug. 11, Explorer Yoga on the Trail, 9 a.m., Blakely Borough Recreational Complex, Peckville. 963-6730 ext 8200. Aug. 14, LCEEC Beekeepers Club, 7 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506. Aug. 15, Introduction to Kayaking for Seniors, 11 a.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 4032006. Aug. 15, Introduction to Kayaking, 1:30 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.

Aug. 22, Lakeside Wildlife Watch, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006. Aug. 27, Humpies, Kettle Creek Environmental Center, Stroudsburg. 396-4677.

SEMINARS & LECTURES Aug. 3, Men s Soccer ID Clinic, University of Scranton, 800 Linden St, Scranton, , . 941-4843. Aug. 3-4, Pennsylvania Writers Conference, Wilkes University, 84 W South St, Wilkes-Barre, , . 408-4547. . Aug. 4, Student Loan Workshop, 10 a.m.-10:15 a.m., Valley Community Library, Peckville, Blakely, , . 489-1765. Aug. 7, First Time Home Buyers Workshop, 6 p.m., Valley Community Blakely. 489-1765. Aug. 15, Summer Art Workshop with Debby Pollak, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wayne Co Public Library, Honesdale. 253-1220. Aug. 18, Around the World Series: Mexican Fiesta Cooking Class, 6-9 p.m., Lackawanna College, Scranton. 955-1488. Aug. 23, Unique Pathways Series: Jeanne Genzlinger, Settlers Hospitality Group, 5:30 p.m., Hawley Public Library, Hawley. 226-4620. Aug. 23, Personal Finance & Credit Workshop, 6 p.m.., Valley Community Library, Blakely. 489-1765. Aug. 27-Dec. 7, Conservation & Natural Recourse (CNR) Certificate, Lackawanna College Environmental Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506.

SPECIAL EVENTS Aug. 1-2, Summer Fest Film Festival, Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 9961500. Aug. 1-4, Pennsylvania Writers Conference, Wilkes University , Wilkes-Barre. 408-4534.

AUGUST HAPPENINGS Aug. 2-4, Our Lady of the Snows Parish Country Bazaar, Church of St. Benedict , Clarks Summit. Aug. 3-11, 156th Wayne County Fair, fairgrounds, Honesdale. 253-2942. Aug. 3, Diocese of Scranton Catholic Charismatic Conference, 9 a.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 983-6251.

Scranton. 881-4321. Aug. 5, 12, 19 & 26, Blues, Brews & BBQ,, Hawley. 226-1337. Aug. 5, Scranton Jazz Festival, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Aug. 6-11, Carbon County Fair, fairgrounds, Palmerton.

Aug. 3, Classic Car Show, 5 p.m., Canton Area Chamber of Commerce, Canton.

Aug. 11-12, 48th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Village Green, Eagles Mere. 525-3770.

Aug. 4-5, 14th Annual Festival of Wood, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford.

Aug. 12, 9th Annual Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Moffat Estate, Covington Twp.

Aug. 4, Forest City Trail Town Festival, downtown , Forest City.

Aug. 12, A Delightful Afternoon, 4 p.m., Midtown Park, New Milford. 278-3504.

Aug. 4, 1940s Swing Dance, Freeland Park Pavilion, Freeland. 636-2070. Aug. 4-5, 3rd Annual Civil War Event: A Soldier's Rest, The French Azilum, Towanda. 265-3376. Aug. 4-5, Sweet Corn & BBQ Fest, Ski Shawnee, Shawnee on Delaware. Aug. 4-5, 39th Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Village Green, Montrose. 278-1881. Aug. 4-5, 1940s Weekend, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eckley Miners' Museum, Weatherly. 636-2070. Aug. 4, D&H Penn Division Explorer, 10 a.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 963-6730 ext 8200. Aug. 4, Lackawanna Arts Fest, noon, Courthouse Square,

Aug. 16-19, 35th Pittston Tomato Festival, downtown, Pittston. Aug. 18-19, ABC Supply Co. Inc. 500 Indycar Race, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. Aug. 18, Falls River Celebration, noon, George Hock Memorial Park, Falls. 388-6993. Aug. 18, Woofstock 2018, 1-6 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. Aug. 20-25, Harford Fair, fairgrounds, Harford Twp. 434-4300.

Aug. 25-26, Pocono State Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. Aug. 25, History Under the Stars, 7-9 p.m., Sayre Historical Society, Sayre. Aug. 26, Villa Capri Cruisers Antique Car Show, Nay Aug Park , Scranton. 348-4186. Aug. 26, 35th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival, Penn State Wilkes-Barre Campus, Lehman Twp. Aug. 29-Sep. 3, Wyoming County Community Fair, Fairgrounds, Meshoppen. Aug. 31-Sep. 3, La Festa Italiana, Courthouse Square, Scranton.

THEATER & FILM Jul. 17-31, Documentary Screening: After Auschwitz, Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 732-321-0711. Aug. 1, Her Final Film: Film Series, 7-9 p.m., Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. 348-3000 ext. 3016. Aug. 3, Performing Arts Camp Showcase, 7:30 p.m., Pocono Mtns. East H.S., Swiftwater. Aug. 24, Friday Film Series: Alexander’s Ragtime Band, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.

Aug. 24-26, Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack & Hawley. Aug. 25, New Berlin Day, 9 a.m.4 p.m., downtown , New Berlin. 966-2677.

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Happenings Magazine

August 2018

August 2018 Happenings Magazine  

August arrives with our late summer bridal guide, farm fresh finds and lots of fair fun.

August 2018 Happenings Magazine  

August arrives with our late summer bridal guide, farm fresh finds and lots of fair fun.