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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, I was just reading the June “Happenings!” I love the stories!!!! By the way, LOVE the cover, too! Congratulations on 50 YEARS! –Tina Popeck –Branch Manager –NBT Bank, N.A. –Dickson City Office

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Dear Happenings, Wonderful edition, so richly executed. Well done. (June 2019 50th Anniversary Issue) I remember Tom Reddington very fondly; he was always a joy when he dropped off copies at the Chamber. And thank you for using the photo of thee and me; good times and great progress. And so, all best wishes for fifty more years of success.

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Farm Fresh Food Get back to where you once belonged

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Fresh is Best Use local harvest to enjoy fresh and healthy dishes

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Here Come the Brides Don't let the season pass without experiencing our suggestions.

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Meet You at the Fair Support those who support us! Read about the people and products that make our region extra special.

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Thank You for the Music Trace Jim Cullen’s influence on local live performing arts!

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Paw-sitively Cute! Vote for your favorite dog, cat or GOAT!

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A Higher Calling Trace Monsignor Quinn’s decades long dedication to faith and community.

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Something Grimm/Tales from the Brothers Grimm, Bloomsburg Theatre, Bloomsburg.

Scranton Jazz Festival, Radisson Hotel, Scranton. 575-5282.

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Airshow, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 646-2300.

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168th Sullivan County Fair, Fairgrounds, Forksville. www.sul35th Annual Craft livancountyfair.com Fair, Arts at Hayfield, thru 9/2 Wilkes-Barre Penn State Campus, Lehman. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 675-2932.

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Montrose Blueberry Festival, On the Village Green, Montrose. 9 a.m.4 p.m. 278-1881. Festival of Wood, Grey Towers, Milford. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Foodstock, Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. 6-10 p.m. 536-6020.

Nelly, TLC & Flo Rida, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. 7 p.m. 1-866-781-2922.

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Pittston Tomato Festival, Pittston. 270-5323.

4th Annual Equines For Freedom Golf Tournament, Irem Golf Club, Dallas. 10 a.m. (410) 340-7088.

Santana & The Doobie Brothers, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. 7 p.m. 1-866-781-2922.

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Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack. Thru 8/25

Electric City Classic, Scranton. 963-5901.

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ABC Pocono 500 Indycar, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 646-2300.

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Penn State Open House, Veterans Scranton Campus, Appreciation Day, Scranton. 6 p.m. 963-2580. Ladore Lodge, Milford. 10 a.m.- 3 Alice Cooper & p.m. 488-6129. Halestorm, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. 7 p.m. 1-866-781-2922.

49th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagles Mere Historic Village. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 525-3370.

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49th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Eagles Mere Historic Village. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 525-3370.

Pocono State Craft Festival, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, E. Stroudsburg 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.poconocrafts.com

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Wyoming County Fair, Meshoppen. 836-9992.

Pat Metheny, Smith Center for The Arts, Geneva, NY. 781-5483.

Bush & Live, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. 7 p.m. 1-866-781-2922.

Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival, Shawnee Mountain, East Stroudsburg. 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 421-7231.

National Wellness Month Family Fun Month National Peach Month Get ready for Kindergarten Month National Golf Month Children's Eye Health and Safety Month

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Dear Readers,

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recently read a thought provoking article about the need to return to the tradition of Sunday dinner. When I was a child, a Sunday looked significantly different than it does for me today. The day began with Sunday School, followed by church at 11 a.m. Following church we returned home and were met with the delightful aroma of Sunday Roast Dinner, which my parents had gotten up early to put in the oven to cook while we were at church. Dinner (not called “lunch" on this day) was served at approximately 1 p.m. and was consistent with the rich history behind it. A Sunday roast originated in England as a meal to be eaten following Church. The Sunday roast variant was uniquely English. It’s believed that British people’s love of beef began during the reign of King Henry the VII in 1485. Roast beef, roasted potatoes, carrots and onions were the meal’s staple and were accompanied by an alternating variety of colorful, farm fresh side vegetables. Following our Sunday Dinner, (which often included visiting guests and generations of relatives) we truly enjoyed a day of rest. My parents left extensive household chores for other weekdays and any homework we as children had was to have been completed before Sunday as well. As a child I wasn’t fond of all the Sunday traditions. My parents tended to err on the conservative side, and so I felt Sundays could be a tad dull and visiting with older friends or relatives seemed to be less than exciting. As I grew older I naively thought Sunday dinners would continue, unchanged, forever. Today’s crazy, busy lifestyle and modified family dynamic has modified that dependable and consistent first day of the week for most. Sporting matches for children and an over-

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load of work and household chores have made the priority of Sunday traditions slip. Most psychologists agree, however that the families "who dine together thrive together.” Family togetherness, particularly with multiple generations, is not just good for Grandpa or Great Aunt Ellie, but for kids Harper and Piper as well. In fact studies say that having close relationships, particularly with older relatives, was a common denominator in adults who were considered to have “successful childhoods.” Recognizing and respecting where one “comes from” through successful relationships with older relatives, is indeed significant. Getting together and observing a day for worship, rest or family togetherness doesn’t need to depend on what is served or whether or not we are having afternoon tea with polished silver. The important thing is just getting together with not just family but friends who are as dear as family, as well. Whether you choose to have your gettogether on Sunday noon, or Tuesday morning for breakfast, the important thing is making sure it happens. We leave you with all good thoughts for many creative farm-fresh meals in your future, and wish you a delightful and restful month of August.

With Love,

Paula

Paula Rochon Mackarey Publisher, 1994-Present

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You Are What You Eat!

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he phrase, “you are what you eat” can be traced back to the 19th century, where two notable men, French lawyer and gastronomist Anthelme Brillat-Savarin and German philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach penned a variation of it in their native languages. It became popular in the U.S. in the 1940s, then re-emerged as a rallying cry in the 1960s. No matter what language or time period it’s said in, however, the meaning of the phrase is the same: diet and health are strongly related. In today’s fast-paced society, “you are what you eat”

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isn’t always on the forefront of one’s mind when looking where to dine. Factors like price and convenience and—of course—taste all spring up, with good reason. But the re-emergence of “clean” or “green” options like farmers’ markets and farm-to-table dining have posed some interesting questions. Why isn’t all food as healthy, nutritious and farm-fresh as that on a local fruit stand? Where did the trend of processed food begin, and what does it mean for your health? And are there really farm-fresh options right here in northeast Pennsylvania? How Processed Foods Became an American Staple

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The practice of processing food can be traced back to the 19th century, when French innovator Nicolas Appert invented canning. Initially used to provide long-lasting sustenance to Napoleon Bonaparte’s hungry troops, the invention gained ground during the Industrial Revolution and by 1910 products like produce, cereal and crackers were being mass-produced in the U.S. As the population grew rapidly in urban areas, the practicality of providing fresh goods at affordable prices dropped; canned goods began to fill in the gap. The movement really picked up steam during World War II where, like in the first World War,

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processed foods were sent to the allied forces because fresh meats, fruits and veggies would become spoiled by the trip overseas. Further, canning became an integral theme in wartime propaganda. Families were encouraged to can what they could to stock up for the winter. Ration stamps could be exchanged for a larger amount of processed foods—for example, one stamp could get you several boxes of Kraft macaroni and cheese, leading to 50 million boxes purchased in 1943. On the flipside, access to fresh fruits and veggies were limited by canning and the size of one’s “victory garden.” When the war ended, processing companies, who had done much of their business overseas, doubled down on

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the civilian market. Ads targeting women specifically pushed the convenience of instant

meals, appealing to those who wished to work outside of the home while still fulfilling the role of a homemaker. During the Cold War, large companies like General Mills and General Foods shipped tons of pounds of processed foods to the American

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Exhibition in Russia, cementing processed foods as symbols of the success of technology and innovation that capitalism could bring. Today, the food industry grosses $1 trillion each year, and 74 percent of items in the American food supply have added sugar. Evidently, processed foods continue to play a key staple in the diet of many Americans. And while there are certainly legitimate benefits to consuming these types of foods— convenience, especially in the fast-paced lifestyle so many enjoy, and price are two of the most common— nutritionists in recent years have become more adamant about the benefits of fresh, nutrient-rich products.

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Why Go Green? Benefits of Farm Fresh Foods The nutritional benefits of farm-fresh goods are numerous. Fresh fruits and veggies contain essential vitamins, minerals, fiber and other nutrients. Blueberries, for example, are among the most powerful sources of antioxidants in the world, avocados are loaded with healthy fats, fiber, potassium and vitamin C, asparagus is rich in Vitamin K and the nutrients in garlic can help increase immune function. Unprocessed meats are high in protein, seafood is especially rich in omega-3 fatty acids and iodine, and nuts and eggs also hold powerful nutritional benefits. Studies from the National Institutes of Health have also shown that those who consume full-fat dairy products have a lower risk of obesity and type-2 diabetes. In contrast,

Farm to Table Dining at Alter House

processed foods often have deficiencies in fiber, Omega-3, micronutrients, along with a surplus of trans fats, salt, additives and sugars. That isn’t to say that processed food is to be avoided at all costs; in most cases, given factors like growing environment, price and convenience, this is simply not practical for most. But for those seeking to integrate more fresh, nutritious produce, dairy and meat into their diets, there are a wide variety of options to make eating clean enjoyable right here in northeast Pennsylvania, due to the emergence of farm-to-table restaurants and farmers’ markets.

One such option is Alter House, a farm-to-table restaurant located in Clarks Summit. Owners Patrick and Elisha Nolan opened the restaurant after noting a gluten-free, organic, grassfed and antibiotic-free diet was the catalyst for improvement in the life of their young son, who is on the autism spectrum. The restaurant

was named “Alter House” as a reference how the couple’s lives had been altered over the course of their relationship, most notably after taking on the new diet and after Elisha received a new lease on life following a leg amputation that ended a 15-year battle against a rare tumor disease. “After having our lives ‘altered’ over and over again, we decided it was time to do some ‘altering’ of our own, as a family, that would produce positive results,” Elisha says. “It was time to stop worrying about all the bad tomorrow could continued on page 14

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strong sense of community. “When we buy local, we are supporting our community of farmers. When each guest dines with us, their dollars are spent right back into local small businesses, purchasing the amazing products we are blessed to work with.” Another notable farm-toSettlers

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bring us and do all of our living today while we could." Unlike most traditional restaurants, Alter House changes its menu six times per year to coordinate with the growing seasons of northeast Settlers In n Pennsylvania. “Our cuisine starts with a conversation about what is grow21 local farms, ing around us and the ways creating strong, open lines we can prepare it which eleof communication that are vate the product to somemore important to patrons thing our guests will enjoy,” now than ever. “Farm to says Elisha. “Our farmers hartable has emerged because vest all of our produce the diners now expect to know day of or the day before where there food is coming they come to our door. This from,” Elisha says. “When we ensures we are getting not take the time to learn the only the freshest product names of the farmers and but the best tasting ones as their teams who grow the well.” Alter House buys amazing products we buy, products from we are able to share their stories with you.” Why eat farm-to-table? The restaurant’s food is plantbased and nutrient-dense, leading to a variety of health benefits. Just as importantly, Elisha believes it fosters a

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table restaurant is The Settlers Inn in Hawley. Since its opening in 1980, the restaurant has been propelled by owner and chef Grant Genzlinger’s passion for organic gardening and farming. Over its 39-year history its list of suppliers has grown to include 25 local growers and producers. In addition, the Inn’s extensive gardens produce the many edible flowers used in recipes and as decorative garnishes. One of its original dishes, Blooming Grove Smoked Trout, uses fish from a local hatchery that uses mountain river troughs. Birdseed bread has been another favorite among guests since its debut in 1991. August 2019


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Also in Hawley, The Grille at Woodloch Springs features delicious meals sourced locally, including Diver Scallops with house-made kimchi cake, baby bok choy, teriyaki reduction and red chili treads, as well as house-marinated flank steak with garden chimichurri sauce, fingerling potatoes and sauteed spinach. The bulk of the grill’s in-season vegetables and produce come from a sustainable garden at

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The Lodge at Woodloch. The Grille’s focus pivoted specifically to locally-sourced goods about eight years ago, born out of a desire to keep on-trend for guests while also conducting responsible

community and environmental stewardship. In the heart of the Poconos, The French Manor Inn and Spa prides itself on featuring both local and exotic flavors. For the past few years, the restaurant has worked with local farmers, foragers and farmers markets to source homegrown ingredients. Their specialty dishes include surf and turf, which features butter-poached lobster paired with charbroiled filet topped with a porcini compound butter and the diver scallops and lemon risotto.

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At Henry’s at the Farm, the restaurant at Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa in Milton, New York, fresh and local are top priorities. In-season, fresh produce from Buttermilk’s own Millstone Farm-including ingredients from the aviary, apiary, organic kitchen garden and orchard--is delivered to Henry's kitchen daily. Henry’s also receives meats, cheeses and poultry primarily from neighboring farms who practice organic farming and humane animal husbandry. The restaurant features a wide selection of American cuisine, and its signature cocktails take full advantage of organic herbs, vegetables and fruits grown at Millstone Farm. Throughout this issue, check out spotlights on Scranton Farmers’ Market, Manning Farm Dairy, and Creekside Gardens Farmers Market for more ideas on how to bring farm-to-table eating into your home. H

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reekside Gardens has been a part of the Tunkhannock community for 23 years. For the past three, it has also been the home of the Tunkhannock Farmers' Market. Previously located in a parking lot, the farmers' market’s new setting provides a better location and a great general atmosphere. While the vendors vary by season, shoppers can find a little bit of everything from dipping oils, hot sauces, hard cider and bread to poultry, beef, eggs and fruit. The market is open Saturdays through mid-October, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

and Sherri Kukuchka try to do most of their shopping at the farmers’ market and plan their meals around the many options available. “When shoppers use even a small percentage of what they spend at traditional grocery stores at a local farmers’ market, the ripple effect of putting that money back into the local economy is great,” says Kevin Kukuchka. “Farmers work hard all season, often under unpredictable conditions. By support-

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ing local growers, it makes for a much, much stronger community.” Creekside Gardens is also home to a working garden as part of a trial tended to by Penn State Master Gardeners of Wyoming County. During the farmers market, the garden is generally staffed with an expert to field gardening questions. Shoppers can also wander the gardens, check out the pondless waterfall or visit the Butterfly House. Visit Tunkhannock Farmers’ Market at Creekside Gardens on Facebook. H -Melissa Durante

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Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa Contemporary American cuisine and sublime craft cocktails are only steps away from Buttermilk's own Millstone Farm. Fresh eggs and honey, from Millstone's aviary and apiary make their appearance on the menu and in craft cocktails, year-round. In season, fresh produce from both Millstone's organic kitchen garden and orchard, and from neighboring farms, is delivered to Henry's inspired kitchen daily. Henry’s signature cocktails take full advantage of the organic herbs, vegetables, and fruits grown right at its own

Millstone Farm. "From Barn-to-Bar" examples include the Millstone Farm Bees Knees, created with locally sourced Warwick Gin, Millstone Farm Honey Simple Syrup, Meyer Lemon, and Awestruck Lavender Cider. Henry's at the Farm Restaurant 22 North Rd. Milton, NY 845.795.1500| info@henrysatbuttermilk.com H

Paxson Hill Farm A 32-acre property in beautiful Bucks County, this farm is home to a plant nursery, animals and beautiful gardens. The nursery grows various rare and exotic perennials, annuals and trees and has grown into one of the area's most unique and beautiful places to visit in Bucks County. Gardens shade gardens, formal gardens, ponds, bell garden, a place called "never never land." Many pleasant surprises await the visitor around each bend. 3265 Comfort Road, New Hope, PA 215-297-1010 H 20

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From Farm to Co-Op Farmer’s Market women representatives of stall-holders and those in the community who are interested in the organization’s objective. Current auxiliary president Suzane Drumsta is proud of the fact that visitors come from as far away as New Jersey, New York, Florida and Connecticut to shop their wares.

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perating successfully for over 80 years, the Scranton Co-Op Farmers’ Market is one of the only member-owned, “producer-only,” seasonal markets in the region. Offering a wide variety of local, farm fresh, high-quality and affordable products, the market draws customers from miles around its downtown Scranton location to purchase locally sourced goods directly from area farms. Holding the motto of “grow-yourown market,” the market’s forty stalls allow 40 local growers the opportunities to sell their wares. And there’s a lot to choose from, including grown fresh-picked fruits, vegetables, baked goods, jams and jellies, meats, eggs, fresh cut and potted flowers. Because everything is farm fresh, some items may not be in season until later this summer, like tomatoes and corn; however, Brussel sprouts, the new “cool” item in 22

the vegetable world, are in supply. To see when the veggies on your list will be ready for sale, check out coopfarmersmarket. com/vendors/shop-by-season/. The market’s roots can be traced back to August 1, 1939, when it was operated on land that is now home to Memorial Stadium. In 1949, it relocated to its present site, and since then 40 stalls with roofs and electricity have been built, the midway has been paved, and a concession stand with hot dogs, wimpies, chili and more, bathroom facilities and a parking lot have further modernized the site. The market is owned by a co-op, of which Paul Brace is president, and the Women’s Auxiliary branch has been monumental in supporting operations since it was founded in 1948 by Mrs. James Linen. The auxiliary is comprised of both HappeningsPA.com

That residents and visitors patronize the farmer’s market benefits both the consumer, who is eating nutritious, home-grown food, as well as local farms which may struggle due to difficult growing seasons and larger competitors. The co-op’s vision for the future is to continue to offer the best quality of products to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle. Its “produceronly market” allows for the creation of a “farm to table” relationship with all shoppers visiting the market today and in the future. The Scranton Co-Op Farmers Market is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, noon to Nov. 20, 2019. The market is open on Labor Day. The Co-op Farmer’s Market is located at 900 Barring Ave in Scranton. (570) 961-8251. www.coopfarmersmaket. com. H –Christine Fanning

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Since its establishment in 1920 by Ken and Louise Manning, Manning Farm Dairy’s operations in Dalton have remained much the same, even though the community around it has evolved. “People are becoming a generation or two removed from farming and where their food comes from,” says Jean Manning, who, with husband Paul and three sons Brian, Ken and Kevin runs Manning Farm Dairy. “We try to be our community’s link to the farm.”

selves the old-fashioned way as well. “As a multi-generation dairy farm, it is wonderful to see multi-generations of families coming to enjoy our products,” says Jean. In 1964, the dairy farm began their wellknown ice cream business, and now there are plenty of ways to enjoy the local treat, of which there are over 50 flavors including seasonal varieties. Along with Manning’s five store locations and the Manning’s Mobile Ice Cream Truck, a new pavilion and picnic tables invite guests to the farm to enjoy ice cream and the shade. Parties are also welcome to sample the sweet treat both at the pavilion and in the store locations. www.manningfarm.com H

Manning’s cows are born and tended to on the family farm, and do not receive hormone injections. The Mannings continue to pasteurize their milk them-

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A Project of Scranton Tomorrow

Hundreds of cyclists. Thousands of spectators. Unlimited healthy fun! Saturday, August 24th Electric City Criterium: Cheer on professional cyclists as they race through Downtown Scranton at high speeds on a short-circuit course! Sunday, August 25th Electric City Hill Climb: Get ready to make a mad dash up Olive Street hill – one of the City’s oldest and steepest hills in East Scranton! All Weekend Cycling Fun ● Music ● Food Children’s Activities Registration & Information: electriccityclassic.org or 570.963.5901


Who am I and What do I believe? A Cultural Immersion Experience at Keystone College

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surveying ways varied cultures can help change the world. He is a recent Fulbright Scholar to Hungary, and has conducted research in Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

ow do you judge what’s important in life? Are the values you learned in childhood the standards that guide your behavior and identity today?

(imom.com/7-core-valuesevery-child-needs/).

Values form an important part of the culture of society. Ideals surrounding fundamental rights, patriotism, respect for human dignity, rationality, sacrifice, individuality, equality, democracy and more guide our behavior — and help determine our future — in many ways. (build abroad.org)

The immersion program is available to Pécs high school students and freshmen at U.P. in the forthcoming years by the positive proDr. Rab, along with fessional and perZsuzsanna Schnell, sonal experience Jay Nathan, Ph.D. Ph.D. professor, Professor Nathan Grastyán Endre College, U.P. gained during his stay in and Ildikó Gombás, teacher, Hungary, Dr. Rab said. and nine students from Leowey and Nagy Lajos High Schools in The research of Dr. Ráb and Dr. Pécs arrived last month at Schnell at U.P., deals with idenKeystone College at the invitatity and locality. When develoption of Jay Nathan, Ph.D. who ing their concept, they started has funded a Cultural from the idea that residents of Immersion Program hosting disadvantaged small regions in scholars from diverse nations. Hungary do not know or reflect on the values which may be Dr. Nathan has traveled to more the key to their future. Also, a than 65 countries over 35 years

Most of us learn the values of integrity, respect, justice, honesty, service, responsibility and community in the family. Core values are like a navigation system that guide our actions and behaviors. They are the ethics we live by, principles that affect our decisions and determine our choices. Core values affect every decision we make from the home to the workforce.

Researchers have identified an absence of personal values in survivors and their children of war and deprivation that followed in Europe, said Virág Rab, Ph.D., a professor from Grastyán Endre College for Advanced Studies at the University of Pécs (UP), Hungary.

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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. 570-2703107 www.plainsantiques.com Pieces of the Past- A 60’ x 96’ showroom plus 8 outbuildings full of Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts and the Unusual. Prices always negotiable. Open May-October, Saturday 9:00-5:00 Sunday 9:00-4:00 July and August open Friday 11:00- 5:00 Buying all year. 518 Twin Rocks Road (Rt.191) Newfoundland, PA 18445. Exit 17 of Route 84 (2 miles south on right) 845-392-5660. H

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Bridal Guide

Marion Doherty Kilzi Photo: Steve Serge


ly hikes on as a child. As they began making their way up the mountain, the path became obstructed by debris. Michael had to think on his feet for a Plan B. Mimi recommended going for a hike around McDade Park. While walking around the lily pond Michael dropped to one knee and the rest is history. On March 22, 2019, the couple was married at St. Paul’s Church in Scranton. The reception was held at The Country Club of Scranton. They opted to forgo the traditional

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imi Doherty and Michael Kilzi were set up on a blind date by a mutual friend. However the couple had really met four years earlier at Michael’s parents’ house while Mimi was canvassing during her sister’s magistrate campaign. Michael called Mimi one month in advance to plan their first date. They hit it off right away and were the last patrons to leave the restaurant that evening.

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. They enjoy running, skiing at Elk Mountain and all types of food, especially Italian and sushi!

After only a few months of dating, the couple became engaged on October 1, 2018. Michael originally planned to propose atop a mountain overlooking Scranton. It was also the same mountain that Mimi had enjoyed many fami-

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formal dinner and had an evening of cocktails, dancing and dining. The outdoor patio was transformed into a casual and cozy atmosphere of couches and fire pits. The unexpected snow made it look like a winter wonderland. Mimi’s dress was custom made by Debbie Sherman from Sew Smart in Scranton. She worked with Mimi to turn her sketches into the dress of her dreams!

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The couple took a honeymoon trip to Aruba. Michael is currently a fourth year medical student at Cooper Medical School in Camden, N.J. Prior to starting medical school, Michael graduated from Fordham Law School and is a Summa cum Laude graduate of Syracuse University. Mimi is director of human resources for the commercial operations team and Sanofi Pasteur. She is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and holds an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University. Mimi and Michael are both graduates of Scranton Preparatory School. Mimi and Michael currently live in Philadelphia but are eagerly looking forward to returning to Scranton once Michael completes his medical residency. H –Melissa Hayhoe

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wen and Mac both attended Dunmore High School, but it wasn't until college that they noticed each other. Mac was working on an electrical project at The University of Scranton, where Gwen was attending classes. Their paths crossed again at The Bog's JukeBox in 2012, where they instantly clicked. First Comes Love Gwen and Mac enjoy spending time with their rescued dogs, biking, running, hiking, kayaking and gardening. Family and friends recognize them as a couple who have many similarities, with differences that balance well. They have similar interests in food and music. As for differences, Gwen likes to keep their calendar booked with plans for months in advance, while Mac enjoys taking each day as it comes! Then Comes Marriage After seven years of dating, the couple got engaged Christmas Eve 2018. Mac proposed while opening Christmas gifts with Gwen and their two dogs around the tree. After a six month engagement, they married on May 3, 2019 at the Lackawanna

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County Courthouse with only immediate family present. The couple opted to have an intimate dinner party with 60 guests at one of their favorite restaurants, AV. The couple honeymooned to Southern Italy- Rome to Sorrento. The trip had been booked for more than a year prior, and the couple debated eloping while in Italy. Plans became too complicated so they opted to get married the week before the trip. The couple planned the honeymoon, then the wedding!

About the Couple: Mac is a Union Electrician for IBEW local 81. Gwen is a Corporate Account Manager for Food Ingredients for Univar Solutions. The couple resides in Covington Township. H –Melissa Hayhoe Photos: Julie Jordan Photography

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eddings in 1969 vs. today 2019: Dessert bars boast several small cakes each in various flavors, ice cream sundaes with all the fixings and tall jars of candy with to-go bags for exiting attendees.

n celebration of Happenings 50th, here comes the bride… along with a look back at what weddings were like in 1969 vs. today.

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1969: No need to book airfare or hotel! Weddings were celebrated near family and friends in the bride and groom’s hometown. In those days, meeting your life partner in your neighborhood was the norm.

1969: Special occasion foods like prime rib and surf and turf made their appearance for the fancy occasion. 2019: If you don’t have sushi and miniature cheeseburger hors d’oeuvres floating around your wedding, did you even have food?

2019: Tulum? Capri? Barcelona? These luxurious beaches are all common destinations for the modern bride and groom.

The Announcement 1969: Simple invitations and word of mouth helped populate the guest list.

The Ceremony 1969: The union was formally officiated by a religious official like the couple’s parish priest or rabbi. 2019: With the option of online minister ordination, the couple’s sibling, friend or college roommate might be the one initiating vows and sealing the deal!

The Finances 1969: To put it simply, everything cost less. The bride’s family was responsible for footing the gown, venue and food bills.

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2019: Couples send engagement announcements, save the dates and post countdowns on social media far in advance of the invites.

The Exit! 2019: Today, any combination of the couple, the bride’s family or the groom’s family chips in for the lavish affair.

The Sweets 1969: A tiered bridal cake topped with figurines of the happy couple would be sliced in front of the guests as a public promise to forever provide for one another. HappeningsPA.com

1969: Leaving the church, newlyweds were showered with rice, a symbol of prosperity, before hopping into their wedding wagon. This car, free for continued on page 36

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the big day courtesy of your family’s go-to undertaker, resembled a parade float with its decorative cans, ribbons and flowers. 2019: Today’s bridal parties ride around town in Instagrammable trolleys or party busses, complete with mini bars and photographers.

The Maids 1969: “Rainbow weddings” were all the rage. Each bridesmaid wore a different color dress to compliment the bride. 2019: Many bridesmaid troops today also sport the variety look, with dresses of multiple lengths, styles, shades and embellishments.

The Bride 1969: Pill-box hats with flowing bouffant veils accompanied high-waisted empire line gowns.

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2019: The 2019 bride lives by the fashion rules of today – anything goes! She has her pick from styles of every decade.

The Vows 1969: In sickness and in health, for better or for worse, couples were not creative with their wedding vows but rather stuck to the traditional script. 2019: Original poetry, inside jokes and even song lyrics make their way into the modern wedding’s vows. H

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A Family Affair at Hair Affair I n October of 1989, Donna Adrian rented a one-room space originally used as a barber shop. Now, 30 years later, she is the proud owner of Hair Affair at the The Spa on Cedar in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The business has flourished into a privately-owned, cozy, home-setting salon with loyal customers hailing from states away.

Three years after graduating beauty school, Donna caught the entrepreneurial bug. She keeps her team small but mighty, acting as owner manager and lead stylist, and working closely with Danielle, an experienced stylist with coloring and color correction expertise. “We are a small team, built on strong work ethic,” said Donna. “We go the extra mile to satisfy our clients.” As a young stylist starting her own business, she believed in listening to her clients’ needs and wants in order to form strong relationships. “Our goal is to provide hair and makeup that is tailor fit to meet the individual’s vision,” she said. The clients who have stayed with Donna for over 30 years are a true testament to her philosophy and talents. Many client relationships are intergenerational. “I’m blessed to say that my clients have become like family members to me,” said Donna. “Whether it’s a first or fifty-first visit, we will go above and beyond to make people feel at home and

happy with their hair experience.” Donna and Danielle pamper clients with kindness, courtesy and respect. To appreciate clients’ patronage even further, the salon offers cookies all week long to create a comfortable, conversational, homey environment. During the Christmas season, Donna’s team gifts homemade ornaments. Hair Affair is dedicated to providing state of the art techniques. They offer professional services at reasonable prices. Donna’s team attends hair shows, continues education and follows current trends which they pass to their clients. Those who have experienced an unfortunate DIY situation can turn to Hair Affair to correct those mistakes beautifully and with ease. The salon offers cuts for men, women and children, color, perms, formal updos, ombre, and balayage. Additionally, they handle special services including color correction, bridal parties, funeral home hair styling, and in-home services for house bound clients. Whether it be at a client’s venue or

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the salon, the Hair Affair process is always smooth. The team is trained and ready to help clients make decisions about their look. “Our service provides an experience that relieves stress and creates happy memories,” said Donna. “In this life that is so hectic, we take one anxiety away so that you can relax and enjoy the time spent at Hair Affair at The Spa on Cedar.” Donna is grateful to be a stylist in the NEPA community. “With the area being so close-knit, we have a familiarity with the styles that are popular with the local clientele,” said Donna. Having been in business for 30 years in the same location, Hair Affair has become a cornerstone of the community. The salon gives back by donating baskets of products and gift certificates to church and other local fundraisers throughout the year. Donna maintains a positive attitude and the motto that, “if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” The salon accepts new clients and is located at 1017 Cedar Avenue in Scranton, PA. H –Aleni Mackarey


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lue stone patios, a waterfall fed pond and walking paths through gardens full of blooming flowers are all key features of the newly renovated outdoor space at Constantino’s Event Venue in Clarks Summit. As soon as guests enter this spacious patio and garden area, all of the hustle and bustle of the road outside seems to fade away, giving in to the sounds of bubbling water and the birds in the trees. “We want guests to know that they’re coming into something special right from the beginning,” says Larry Nicolais, owner of Constantino’s Catering and Events.

Constantino’s has provided northeast Pennsylvania with quality, fullservice catering since 2008. However, when it comes to event planning, they seem to go above and beyond the phrase “full-service”. When it comes to any event, Constantino’s staff takes care of everything from planning to presentation, working with clients to create both the perfect party and the perfect menu to compliment it. The outdoor space at their event venue boasts perennials which bloom April through October, providing the open area with a variety of color as the seasons change. This constant change in natural scenery assures that the view for 44

each occasion will differ from the next, creating a unique backdrop for every wedding, shower or celebration. For every winter wedding and holiday party, however, the patio space doesn’t lose any of its charm as it welcomes in the cold northeast Pennsylvania weather. During the holiday season the venue is decorated throughout with champagne, gold and silver accents while the garden sparkles with white string lights and a fully decorated 40 foot tall spruce – what Constantino’s believes to be the tallest Christmas Tree in the Abingtons! Aside from the outdoor space, Constantino’s venue also boasts a newly designed ballroom capable of fitting 200 guests for dinner while still leaving plenty of room for dancing. No matter the season, no matter HappeningsPA.com

the occasion, Contantino’s Catering and Events has the capability to take any event that might need planning to the next level. For any couple looking to begin planning their big day, Larry Nicolais leaves us with a bit of parting advice. “Plan a wedding with your guests in mind, not just the pictures. People make weddings amazing, as a venue, we are just the background,” he says. “Secondly, plan a wedding that is within your budget. The wedding is only the beginning of your life together. Lastly, make sure no one ever goes home hungry!” Visit www.constantinoscatering.com for more information.

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her strong performance. "At that point, their scholarships were all spoken for, but they wanted her," her mom said. "They asked her to come on as a walk on." Donna had a spot on the

team as a freshman and looks forward to competing her sophomore year. She excels as a vaulter but is classified through Penn State as allaround, enabling her to compete in any category. At four years old, Donna began taking gymnastics and fell in love with the sport. By third grade, Victor and Maureen Howell had enrolled their daughter into PA Cyber, where HappeningsPA.com

she excelled in her classes while competing for the United Sports Academy in Dunmore. "There were days when she had to be at the gym in Dunmore by 3 p.m. Well, a lot of schools aren't even done by then, no less to travel 45 minutes to get to the gym. I honestly don't think she could have trained the way she needed to if she had that stringent of a schedule. PA Cyber always worked with her to give her morning classes so we could adjust to travel time and schedules." While reflecting on her daughter's experience with Penn State Gymnastics: "She loves it. She absolutely loves it down there," Maureen Howell said. "She loves the team. She's doing great being as young as she is. I'm very, very proud of her." H

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lack of financial means together with the thought of their own worthlessness creates the view that they cannot expect positive changes. Their mission was to develop personality and widen the methods involved in teaching teaching local history inside and outside the classroom. The goal of the project was to develop the concept of a board game to help children recognize their own values and get to know their fellows values and discover together the values of the space where they live while developing their own identities. Their work, invariably connecting to cultural immersion, illustrates how societal values and norms are just a small look into an enormous diversity and the the manner in which people choose to live their lives con-

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trasts dramatically across the globe. The idea of cultural immersion program came to Dr. Nathan while he was in Kazakhstan during his Senior Fulbright Scholarship. He imagined how such a program would help when people of different cultures experience American culture and history. The Fulbright Program is one of several United States Cultural Exchange Programs whose goal is to improve intercultural relations, cultural diplomacy, and intercultural competence between the People of the United States. Keystone’s Hungarian guest stayed at the college during their immersion experience and traveled to Philadelphia and New York City.They also toured the Lackawanna

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Coal Mine. Dr. Schnell commented: “The United States is a country formed by people who broke away from the old continent and its severe rules and regulations. This spirit is tangible in the U.S. character: to the point, open-minded, strong, creative, friendly, happy and determined people surrounded us in the three weeks. Everything is bigger here: country, cities, roads, buildings and cars.” As for the children, “They know a lot about it via show business music and movies. They loved the entertainment programs like the trampoline park and enjoyed the beautiful scenery in rural America and the hectic pace of big cities. They enjoy the friendly openness and optimism people approach them with.” H –Christine Fanning

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Leadership Lackawanna Now accepting Executive Program applicants eadership Lackawanna is now accepting applications for the five-week Executive Program which engages professionals more deeply in the greater Scranton region, broadening their social network and increasing their overall knowledge of the community. Participants will meet key business and community leaders as they receive an overview of Lackawanna County’s history and culture, economic and political structures, community events, civic groups, recreational activities and nonprofit organizations. Sessions will be held one evening per week for five consecutive weeks at various locations and include cocktails and dinner.

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life. Partial scholarships are available to those who qualify. A spouse or guest may join the participant at our last session. Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna’s four programs – teen, core, executive leadership and Welcome Scranton! – have graduated more than 2,200 community leaders. Visit www.leadershiplackawanna.com or call 570-342-7711. H

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Express Yourself... s a natural born storyteller, Sharon Delaney McCloud knows how far strong communication skills can take someone.

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From her beginnings performing a variety show for American military members around the world with the Department of Defense USO to her current role with the marketing agency Walk West, this skillset has proved itself useful throughout all phases of her career. Born to Irish immigrants in East Africa, she didn’t have a television at home until the age of eight. “Storytelling and dinner time every night at the table, that's where I learned how to communicate,” Delaney McCloud remembered. “I early on realized the importance of communication.”

Communications expert, motivational speaker and storyteller Sharon Delaney McCloud was a keynote speaker at Empower, NEPA’s Women’s Leadership Conference on May 1 in Wilkes-Barre. Initially, she attended a performing arts high school and went on to study musical theatre in college, but eventually switched her major to communications at Florida State University.

“Journalism really set into my strengths as a writer and a storyteller,” she said.“That’s why I decided to choose that path.” After leaving the USO, she worked in six dif52

ferent television news markets throughout Florida, Louisiana and North Carolina over two decades. “I love people and meeting new people,” she said. “I have a natural curiosity, which is also what was a great foundation for becoming a reporter.” In her reporting career, Delaney McCloud covered everything from crime to “feel good” stories, her favorite focusing on an organization similar to the Make-A-Wish Foundation that surprises people in need with kind gestures. August 2019


“There’s a lot of criticism about media, and ‘it bleeds, it leads,’” she said. “I contend that there's a lot of great stories to be covered and that we should be highlighting those.”

dent of professional development, she teaches people how to communicate better. This involves presentation coaching, media training, workplace communication and more.

As a reporter, she also won an Emmy for her coverage of a hurricane in Raleigh, N.C., which was the final stop of her reporting career.

“Being able to see them tell their stories in a meaningful way that can make an impact, that is truly gratifying,” she said.

Once she had children, the job became difficult with its hectic hours, leading her to pursue a new path.

In her public presentations, she often empowers women to have a voice in the workplace, not just “a seat at the table,” and provides techniques and strategies for success. Other keynotes focus on building executive presence and developing resilience in adversity.

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Naturally, her biggest piece of advice for those starting their career is to hone their communication skills, both written and verbal, as it benefits all areas of life. For anyone considering changing up their career, she encourages them to take the risk. Looking back at taking her own risk by leaving a comfortable, well-paying job to start her own company, she can’t imagine what her life would be like now if she didn’t take a chance. “You just have to find the courage to say yes and step out and do that thing that you're afraid of,” she said. H –Brooke Williams

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49th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival • August 10 he 49th Eagles Mere Annual Arts & Crafts Festival will be held August 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and August 11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Started by the Wilkinson family, the event has brought people to the town for nearly 50 years to browse a selection of juried arts and crafts from new and repeat vendors and enjoy a variety of food vendors and music. The Village Shops are also open during the show, offering a variety of food and wares. Manager Kristin Montgomery says, “Come shop the fine arts, listen to live music and eat great food, rain or shine!” www.eaglesmerepa.org/events-on-thegreen.html H

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hy did you become a nurse? The mother of one of my best friends was a nurse; I remember going to their house often after school and listening to her stories. That’s one of the things that really inspired me. Education and experience: I graduated from Cedar Crest College in 1998 and worked as a registered nurse for many years in multiple settings, including orthopedics, telemetry and dialysis. I went back to school to get my master’s degree from The University of Scranton and have worked as a nurse practitioner for the past 10 years. Before joining The Wright Center for Community Health, I was at Geisinger Careworks in West Hazleton. Services you provide: I work with patients of all ages, delivering a variety of services including exams, immunizations and vaccines, sick visits and gynecology. I recently became certified in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and provide Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence services. I also plan to help to expand the Healthy MOMS (Maternal Opiate Medical Support) program in Luzerne County to deliver healthcare and social services for expectant women who are struggling 56

with addiction. Most rewarding part of your job: Having patients express gratitude for their care. We are dedicated to helping find out our patients’ problems and ways to fix them. Best part of your workplace: The culture of collaboration and support. Favorite type of patients: I like the mix—and can care for patients of all ages—but I really like taking care of adult patients. I used to take my grandmother shopping, ask her if she ate, took her medicine—she was one of my best friends. She’s another reason that I went into medicine, to help people like her. Caring for pediatric patients is a nice change, though I do feel bad when giving immunizations; vaccines are necesHappeningsPA.com

Areas of special interest: I like the screening part of each visit, figuring out what’s needed. I also really like the respiratory and heart system. In the future, I hope to pursue doctoral studies, specifically researching the characteristics of the cough. My father, who was always coughing, passed away from an aneurysm some years ago, and the two were never linked. Most people don’t know that a cough can be an indicator not only of the common cold, but also allergies, bronchitis, acid reflux or even an aneurysm. I want to research this further and maybe even create a template or screening tool. Favorite health tip: Drink a lot of water and exercise! Did you grow up in Northeast PA? I am a lifelong resident of the Hazelton area. My parents grew up there and my brother still lives there as well. When you’re not at work: I enjoy yoga and have received holistic certification. I’m also interested in anything that stimulates the mind, from reading journal articles to watching “Jeopardy!” I also love TV medical dramas. H

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Scott Greens Golf Club or over 50 years, Scott Greens has provided a familyfriendly environment where golfers can learn and play the game. In the last ten years, the course has undergone major renovations to its bunkering system, greens and grass. Its newest feature is the natural grass nine-hole putting course, the only one of its kind in the state and one of only a few in the U.S. The club also has an

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Why Golf at Scott Greens? It’s not an intimidating golf course to play, it’s a fun golf course to play! Scotty McAlarney, Director of Golf Scotty has studied Dr. Greg Steinberg’s “mental approach” to golf, and now holds a certification of golf psychology from Dr. Steinberg. Scotty, who was self-taught when playing as a top amateur player in northeastern Pennsylvania, credits Ben Hogan, Homer Kelley, Lynn Blake and Jim McLean as some of his early influences on the golf swing. Noted as being “the best swing coach” in the greater northeastern part of Pennsylvania, Scotty has continued to play a vital role in the growth of the game. His passion for junior golf and getting the most out of his golf students is evident by their successes in both high school and collegiate golf. H 60

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Carney and Perry Como. None and golf greats alike during its caught Waring’s enthusiasm for prolific history, beginning with golf like Jackie Gleason. In the first Shawnee Open hosted 1959, Jackie scored a 143 durin 1912. It went on to host the ing his first attempt; 15 months 1919 U.S. Women’s Amateur, the later, with practice and lessons, 1938 PGA Championship, the he shot an amazing 75. It was 1967 NCAA Championship and also in the Shawnee golf shop annually hosts the Shawnee Open. Famed singer Fred Famed singer Fred Waring owned the resort for 30 Waring owned years, bringing more celebrity attention from friends the resort for 30 including Bob Hope, George Goebel, Lucille Ball, years, bringing more celebrity Eddie Fisher, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ed attention from Sullivan, Art Carney and Perry Como. None caught friends including Bob Hope, Waring’s enthusiasm for golf like Jackie Gleason. George Goebel, Lucille Ball, that Arnold Palmer met his late Eddie Fisher, President Dwight wife, Winnie. During Waring’s D. Eisenhower, Ed Sullivan, Art

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ownership, the course expanded to 27 holes which golfers can play today. Pros on the Course: The Philadelphia Section PGA Event, The Shawnee Open is held every season attracts many pros. Longest Hole: Hole #2 Blue Hardest Hole: Hole #9 Red Why Golf at Shawnee? Because of its history and the uniqueness in layout of the three 9-hole courses (Red, White, Blue). Golfers can replay 9 holes and play 27 holes in one day. Nick Lussier, PGA/Head Golf Professional Nicholas Lussier grew up in Hope, NJ, and graduated from Belvidere High School in 2005. He went on to graduate from the Professional Golfers Career August 2019

College in Orlando, Florida, in 2008 with his degree in golf management. Upon graduation from Professional Golfers Career College, Nick accepted his first Assistant Golf Professional position at The Historic Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort until 2012. In 2012, Nick relocated to Hyannis, MA, to become the first Assistant Professional at Hyannis Golf Course and Olde Barnstable Fairgrounds Golf Course. In 2015, Nick returned to the Pocono area and accepted the Head Golf Professional position at Great Bear Golf Club in East Stroudsburg. In 2018, he accepted a position at a private facility in Easton, HappeningsPA.com

and became the first Assistant Professional at Northampton Country Club until he accepted the Head Golf Professional position at Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. Nick is extremely excited for the opportunities that Shawnee presents him and has brought with him some programs that he has had success with in the past. Most importantly, Nick has brought with him the highest level of customer service that he has learned over the years by working with some the best PGA Professionals in the country. When he is away from Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort, Nick enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and two dogs, competing in Philadelphia Section PGA events and following sports, especially Boston teams. H

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WHERE TO CAMP 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. www.coolleacamp.com. 607-594-3500

JIM THORPE CAMPING RESORT

A Family owned campground in the Pocono region. Under new ownership, currently renovating to make your getaway even more memorable. We offer tent camping, cabins, and seasonal sites from April 1 through October 31. Call or stop by and stay with us during your next trip to Jim Thorpe!129 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, PA 18220. 570-325.2644. JimThorpeCamping.com

KEEN LAKE CAMPING & COTTAGE RESORT

It’s time to Celebrate at The Lake. MSN called us one of the coolest RV parks around! Trip Adviser named it an Excellence Honoree resort and Country Living Magazine said it was one of the Must See RV Friendly Parks in the Nation. New for 2019 Safari Tents Glamping. 570-488-6161, www.keenlake.com

LEDGEDALE CAMPGROUND & MARINA

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, wwwledgedalerecarea.com

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PEACEFUL WOODLANDS CAMPGROUND

We invite you to get reconnected with nature and relax in our Family Friendly Wooded Surrounds. Cabins, RV and Tent sites. Heated pool. Playgrounds. Clean Bathrooms. Great spot if you’re going to Pocono Raceway, Water adventure on the Lehigh, Split Rock Lodge, Waterparks, Penn’s Peak. Direct access to ATV trails. Rt 115, 114 WT Family Blvd., Blakeslee. 570-646-9255. peacefulwoodlands.com 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. Shoreforestcampground.com shoreforest@gmail.com 570-289-4666

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. www.valleyviewfarmcampground.com

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AWARD WINNING FINE ART NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES RUANE Jim Ruane is an award winning photographer and a lifelong resident of NEPA. His work has been used in numerous brochures and advertising campaigns promoting the natural beauty and historic attractions of the region. He has been published in numerous issues of Happenings Magazine and his work has appeared on the cover of Happenings 27 times. His work is currently on display at R.J. Walker showroom in Scranton, PA. jamesruane@mac.com

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heritage, and the sixth annual festival honors his memory. “Hearing the beat of the drums, which represents Mother Earth's heartbeat, awakens our own heart, and allows everyone to be at peace and be as one,� says Marlene Iris of the Belize Fund. www.thebelizefund.org H 68

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Pocono Farms Country Club true “6/6/6” course, Pocono Farms Country Club features 18 holes of championship golf winding through the community. Golfing here promises to be a peaceful pastime; only three holes run along each other for a brief moment, all others of the six doglegs to the left, six doglegs to the right and six straight holes are secluded. The course holds the distinction of having trees in its green side bunkers of Hole #12, a feature that the course’s PGA Head Golf Professional Kyle Monahan says is unusual for most courses.

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Masters Champion. The front nine, which play past Glacier Lake and mountain woodlands, was completed in 1970. The back, which challenge golfers with well-manicured and deeply contoured greens, opened to complete the course a few years later. Today, the club also offers a lengthy list of amenities including a pro shop, casual dining areas, catering and banquet facility, Olympicsized pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, sandy beach, stocked lake and entertainment for the whole family. Memberships are available to fit a range of lifestyles. For a full list of

clinics and events, visit www.poconofarms.com Pros on the course: When the Nationwide was at Glenmaura National, Pocono Farms hosted a few local qualifiers. One of the more known players was Tommy Gainy also known as Tommy Two

Today, the club also offers a lengthy list of amenities including a pro shop, casual dining areas, catering and banquet facility, Olympic-sized pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, sandy beach, stocked lake and entertainment for the whole family.

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Longest Hole: Hole #17 is 532 yards from the tips; however, the longest playing hole is hole #13. The hole is 525 yards and plays uphill for the majority of the hole. Hardest Hole: This is a toss-up. Hole #10, hands-down, may be the hardest hole in northeast PA. It’s 440 yard uphill, dogleg right and is tight. But hole #15 was the hardest hole for the Nationwide qualifier. It’s a 208yard, par-3 with no wiggle room for mistakes. Why Golf at Pocono Farms? The course is always in great shape. The course is very peaceful and the members here will treat you like family. Jeffrey Lesoine, Head Golf Course Superintendent Jeffrey Lesoine grew up in Stroudsburg. After graduating

from Stroudsburg High School, he went on to college at Delaware Valley University, where he studied Agronomy and Environmental Science and played on the golf team. After graduating, he became the Assistant Superintendent, and later Head Superintendent, at Water Gap. In 2015, he became the Assistant Superintendent at Pocono Farms Country Club. In 2017, he became the Head Golf Course Superintendent. He loves the family atmosphere at the Club. Kyle Monahan, Head Golf Professional, PGA A native of Lake Wallenpaupack, he is the son of PGA Professional Mark Monahan. Mark, now retired, was the PGA Director of Golf and USGA Superintendent of Paupack Hills Golf and Country Club. This is where Kyle learned about the game he loves. After

graduating from Wallenpaupack High School, Kyle set off to Methodist University where he pursued his career in the golf business while playing college soccer as a goalie. After graduating from Methodist University, he went to work at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., while they prepared for the 2006 U.S. Open. He then went on to work at The Country Club of Scranton as their first assistant for the next eight years. In 2014 he became the PGA Head Golf Professional at Pocono Farms Country Club and has been there ever since. He loves to teach others the game in hopes they will play it for the rest of their lives. His favorite part of being at Pocono Farms Country Club is the members and the staff he works with. Kyle is also a professional drummer, and plays in the bands Lakini’s Rooster and Evil, “a tribute band to Live.” Kyle lives in Lake Wallenpaupack with his wife Ashley and two sons, Keston and Tiegon. H

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Fidelity Bank Announces Promotions Status: Kathleen Timlin, Carey Garvey and Katie Abraham.

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Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With 10 branches located throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust and Investment Departments, a mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. The Bank provides 24 hour, 7 days a week service to customers through branch offices, online at www.bankatfidelity.com, and through the Customer Care Center at 1-800-388-4380. H

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uzerne County Head Start, Inc. (LCHS) is an income-based early childhood education program that provides comprehensive services to pregnant women, children birth to age five, and their families in Luzerne and Wyoming Counties. From early math and reading skills to confidence and resilience, LCHS helps children build the abilities they need to be successful in school and in life. Children enrolled in the program receive comprehensive servic72

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PENN STATE SCRANTON Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) -- and allows local professional nurses the chance to gain knowledge and clinical practice skills in the direct care of individuals, families and aggregate populations. Graduates of the program are eligible for national certification and state licensure in their specialty areas.

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enn State Scranton offers a master of science in nursing (M.S.N.) through the university’s College of Nursing, which in 2018 had one of the top 20 master’s degree programs in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report. The program comes with two options –

The program can be completed in two years (four semesters) of full-time coursework or three years (six semesters) of part-time study. Courses are offered on-site or via videoconferencing, with select online courses. Applicants must possess: a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college; a Pennsylvania registered nurse’s license; collegelevel coursework in statistics and chemistry; two letters of reference; and a statement of personal goals. Contact Penn State Scranton at 570-963-2500 or visit www.nursing.psu.edu/nurse-practitioner-program. H

Woofstock 2019 oofstock 2019 will be held September 7 from noon6 p.m. at Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. Dogs are welcome at this daylong festival featuring live music, raffle baskets and delicious food for both two-and four-legged friends. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate, children are welcome at no charge. All proceeds generated from Woofstock benefit True Friends Animal Welfare Center in Montrose, which celebrates its eighth anniversary this year. The no-kill shelter has successfully adopted out over 5,000 animals to homes in Susquehanna, Wyoming and Lackawanna Counties, relying on the generosity of those living in the region. www.truefriendsawc.com H

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Wally Lake Fest • Aug. 23-25 he 10th annual Wally Lake Fest will be held August 23-25 on the shore of Lake Wallenpaupack. Over the past 10 years, the festival has brought thousands to enjoy the lake and surrounding area, which will host events including Wallypalooza (a floating stage on the lake to which guests can anchor up and enjoy the music), the boat and watercraft expo, Ride for the Lake and an open market fair at Wallenpaupack High School. Event representative Rory O’Fee says, “Wally Lake Fest brings more people together to make sure we celebrate and get the most we can out of summer!” wallylakefest.com H

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Polish Pottery Over 3000 Pieces to choose from Talavera Pottery • Pickling Crocks • Bird Baths Romertopf Bakeware • Willow Tree and so much more! Swinging Bridge • Sawdust Trails • Scenic Lake Route 191, La Anna • Midway between Cresco & Newfoundland • 35 minutes from Scranton Open May 1-Mid Dec. • www.holleyross.com • 570-676-3248

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Over 120 Kinds of Animals Hand-Feed Giraffe & Lory Parrots NEW: VIP Animal Show & Keeper Chats Tour Ride Fossil Hunts & Dino Dig (call to reserve) Petting Zoo and Turtle Town

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Summer Fun: Claws & Paws

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laws ’N’ Paws Wild Animal Park in Lake Ariel is known as the “Zoo in the Woods.” With lots of shady paths to explore, the zoo boasts plenty of unique close animal encounters. Glass-fronted exhibits allow guests to see everything from lions

and wolves to leopards and cougars up close, and the petting area is home to goats, sheep and deer to pet and feed. You can even pet a tortoise and feed lory parrots and a giraffe as well. The park’s new arrivals include two baby jaguars, who were recently born on-site. While they have been spending time with their mother, the cubs are expected to be on display beginning in August. A young tiger also recently arrived. Guests can also rest in a shaded picnic area and enjoy a snack bar with hot dogs, chili and ice cream. www.clawsnpaws.com H

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he Pocono State Craft Festival will take place on August 24-25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg. The event, which began in 1986, features over 60 fine artisans and craft vendors from across the U.S., along with regional musicians and the farm’s own living historical attractions. Free parking is available, as well as a shuttle bus. As Quiet Valley is a working farm, smoking and pets are not allowed. Susan Randall, Pocono Arts Council member, says, “The budget-friendly, family free event has a long history in the region.” www.poconocrafts.com H

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OPEN HOUSE/VETERANS APPRECIATION DAY Wednesday, Thursday October August30th 7th Car show, trophy awarded. Community Lunch (donations welcome), Flea Market, Music Service performed by the American Legion Post 807 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE

C OME TO OUR S ENIOR E XPO ! Thursday, October 31st Great opportunity to meet with folks who provide services and become acquainted with new services in their area. 9:30 a.m.-12 noon Vendors interested contact us early.

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he inaugural Electric City Classic rolls into Scranton on August 24 and 25. The event features the Electric City Criterium on Saturday in downtown Scranton, and the Electric City Hill Climb on the Olive Street hill in East Scranton on Sunday. Race weekend offers healthy fun to people of all ages, and admission is free. “We expect the Electric City Classic to have a substantial economic impact in the region as thousands of people of all ages enjoy race activities, and dine and shop in the Downtown Scranton Business District, and in neighboring communities,” said Leslie Collins, executive director, Scranton Tomorrow. Known as a “Crit” in cycling communities, the Electric City Criterium is a race on a short-circuit course where cyclists complete multiple laps. The race will attract professional athletes from across the country and around the world. Some will compete as individuals, while others will race on teams. Downtown Scranton’s unique layout, wide streets and beautiful architecture make this an ideal place to showcase hundreds of athletes racing on bikes at speeds up to 45 miles per hour, just inches away from each other. Crits are especially fun for spectators because no other sporting event allows them to get closer to professional athletes. Expect to see thousands of fans cheering them on as riders whisk past them every 90 seconds while they jock80

ey for position. “The course is designed to be spectator friendly,” said Kacey Lloyd of event partner Longtail Creative. “All the action will happen within three square blocks, so it will be easy for people to walk around and see different sections of the course without being too far from the finish line.” The corner of Linden Street and Wyoming Avenue is the start and finish for the Electric City Criterium. Saturday’s event features a full schedule of racing and cycling excitement. “The first race begins at 11:45 a.m. and racing continues all day,” said Elizabeth Baldi, project coordinator, Scranton Tomorrow. “We’ll offer activities for children, an exhibition of hand cycles with local members of I AM (Individual Abilities in Motion), music and food — all sharing a common theme of healthy living. We’ll close the day’s festivities with podium presentations and cash prizes for the winners.” The fun continues on Sunday with the Electric City Hill Climb on Olive Street in the Hill Section of Scranton. The Hill Climb is open to local athletes. A tournament-style event, the top riders will have multiple chances to conquer one of the steepest hills in Scranton. This HappeningsPA.com

cobblestone street is a well-preserved feature of the city’s historic past, and will provide a true challenge for all who race to the finish. For those who prefer to race on foot instead of two wheels, Sunday’s event will also feature a race up this historic hill. Registration will also be open from 8:15 to 10 a.m. on the day of the event. The Hill Climb’s first heat starts at 11:35 a.m. The Electric City Classic is a project of Scranton Tomorrow presented by The Wright Center for Community Health. Visit electriccityclassic.org or call 570.963.5901. H

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GOLF GUIDE BUCK HILL GOLF CLUB

Play through Buck Hill Golf Club’s wooded, rolling mountainside terrain, and experience the timeless design of golf architect Donald Ross. Ridge line silhouettes, relentless undulations, and classic subtleties punctuate this premier, 27-hole semi-private course. End your day with dinner at the Fairway Grille. 570-595-7730 or visit buckhillfalls.com/amenities/golf THE CLUB AT THE HIGHLANDS

The first golf course to open in Northeast PA in 26 years! Featuring a 2,541yards 35 par 9 hole layout. Located in Archbald in its 3rd year of operation. Tournaments welcome. Enjoy the spectacular clubhouse featuring the Highlander Pub, full-service bar/restaurant, banquet facility, fitness center and pool complex. Call for tee times, 570-561-4660 or clubatthehighlands.com. PANORAMA GOLF COURSE

NEPA's best kept secret golfing destination! Family owned and operated for 50+ years. See new and exciting changes. Golf course & grill room available for family outings, business meetings, leagues and tournaments. 25 minutes north of Scranton. 570-222-3525 www.panoramagc.com PAUPACK HILLS GOLF COURSE & COUNTRY CLUB

Come play on our Tom Fazio Championship Course. It was designed in 1966, and construction was completed in 1974. The signature 6th and 16th holes each have an unencumbered, spectacular view of Lake Wallenpaupack. Great play on our fairways, greens, water hazards, complemented by over 70 acres. Exceptional views from virtually every hole. Call 570-857-0251 or visit us at www.paupackhills.com POCONO FARMS COUNTRY CLUB

Join us as a member for a day for the low price of $40! Superb conditions, unmatched customer service and improved playability. Let us host your outing or charitable event. Enjoy our Lakeside Grill & Pub after your round. Memberships available. 182 Lake Road, Tobyhanna. 570-225-0112 ext 111 www.poconofarmsgolf.com SCOTT GREENS GOLF CLUB–

Nicely maintained and challenging nine-hole golf & teaching facility in Scott Township. Home of “A Swing for Life” Golf Academy featuring Teaching Professional Scotty McAlarney a “Top 100” W.G.T.F. Instructor. We make golf “fun for the whole family!” Minutes from Clarks Summit, Rt. 81, Scranton and the valley area. Great membership level rates. 570-254-6979. www.Scottgreensgolfclub.com


SHADOWBROOK INN & RESORT–

Designed by Geoffrey Cornish, this sprawling 6,000 yard/par 71, 18 hole golf course boasts rolling greens, open skies and mountain views. Shadowbrook Golf Course is the ideal location for tournaments and offers an onsite pro shop, group rates, league play, individual and corporate memberships. 570-836-2151 201 Resort Lane Tunkhannock, PA. THE SHAWNEE INN AND GOLF RESORT

Play on an island in the middle of the Delaware River at famed golf architect A.W. Tillinghast’s first-ever design. After your round dine at any of 3 on-property restaurants or try some of our fresh new brews at the Shawnee Craft Brewery. Great for group outings & tournaments. Call: 1-800-SHAWNEE or visit: www.ShawneeInn.com SLEEPY HOLLOW GOLF COURSE–

Picturesque public "19" hole course. 5,189-yard course features a challenging back 10 holes. New additions annually. Dining area open to all for afternoon tea & food. Golf card accepted. Voted Best Public Golf Course in Times Tribune Readers Choice. Follow us on Facebook. Sandy Banks Rd., Greenfield Twp. 570-254-4653. SPLIT ROCK GOLF CLUB

Open to public. Beautiful 27 hole tree-lined course in Lake Harmony, PA. Fully Stocked Golf Shop, practice facilities, delicious restaurant/bar with deck overlooking the mountains, Lockers. 18 holes of Footgolf: $40-$55 midweek and $55-$67 weekend including cart. Yearly memberships & weekly specials. Great Tournament and Outing Course. Tee times/ directions 570-722-9901. www.golfsplitrock.com STONE HEDGE GOLF CLUB

18-hole championship golf course masterfully carved out of lush rolling hills and meadows of Northeast Pennsylvania's beautiful Endless Mountains. A relaxing natural habitat to play the game at its best. Golf our mature links. Dining available in our in-house restaurant, The Hedge. 570-836-5108 www.stonehedge-golf.com COUNTRY CLUB AT WOODLOCH SPRINGS–

Celebrating over 25 years, Woodloch’s spectacular 18-hole championship golf course winds its challenging way over 6,579 yards of fern-carpeted forests, lush wetlands and broad upland meadows. Four sets of tees on every hole so all levels can be accommodated. 4.5 STARS- Golf Digest’s Best Places to Play. Outside tee-times can be made up to four days in advance. 570-685-8102.


FOOD

Bruschetta

From the Kitchen of: Patti Brown, Down Home Homemade Pudding

Ingredients:

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1 Baguette (Wegman’s) 10 Roma Tomatoes 4 large Garlic Cloves, crushed 1/2 cup Olive Oil 1 small Bottle of Capers, drained 4 to 5 large Basil Leaves, chiffonade (stack leaves; roll up; slice thinly) Balsamic Vinegar

Preparation: Slice baguette; drizzle with olive oil; bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees. Remove from oven, and let cool.

Chef Patti Brown prepares her bruschetta recipe at the Lake Winola home of Paul & Ellen Wengen.

Cut Roma tomatoes in half and gently squeeze out seeds. Dice and place in a large glass bowl. Add olive oil, capers, garlic and basil leaves. Mix together. Spoon onto toasted baguette slices. Serve with a drizzle of Balsamic vinegar! Variations: 1. Cut two avocados in half; remove pit; scoop out flesh. Mash together with salt, pepper and lime juice. Spread on baguette; then top with tomato mixture. 2. Assemble bruschetta as in original recipe. Top with shredded asiago or mozzarella cheese. Place on baking sheet, and broil until cheese bubbles (watch carefully so it does not burn).

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John Mackarey, LUTCF Agent, New York Life Insurance Company Registered Representative offering securities through NYLIFE Securities LLC (Member FINRA/SIPC), A Licensed Insurance Agency.

220 Penn Avenue, Suite 100 Scranton, PA 18503 Phone: 570-340-1320 Email: John@JohnMackarey.com


Scranton Fringe Festival he 2019 Scranton Fringe Festival will run September 27 through October 6, featuring over 100 events and performances in a dozen venues in downtown Scranton. From Shakespeare and musicals, to original works, stand-up comedy, dance, film and everything in between, the Scranton Fringe Festival has something for all ages. Its flagship event is The Big Gay Story Slam on September 27, a theatrical performance/improvisational competition which will be held at 8 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center. For the first time, improv and comedic workshops will be offered throughout the festival, and for children of all ages the “Early Stages” performances, workshops and interactive art activities will be held at the Lackawanna County Children’s Library. Elizabeth Bohan, co-founder and managing director, says, “We are grateful for the generosity we have received so far and with additional sup-

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Annual New Berlin Day • August 24 he 49th Annual New Berlin Day on August 24 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 United Methodist Church. Food is served at the

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Fireman's Field all day, including a chicken and pork barbecue, large bake sale and drink vendors. 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 begins at 9 a.m. Visit the New Berlin Heritage Museum. A silent auction features artwork donated by local artists. Purchase chances to win a handmade quilt. The historic Town Center will host live performances. The festival runs from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Admission, parking and entrance are free. www.newberlinpa.com H August 2019


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ayne Bank recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony at its new Hanover Township Community Office. Community leaders, representatives from local businesses and members of Wayne Bank’s Board of Directors and executive management team attended the event.

“We are so pleased to officially open our new Hanover Township Community Office,” stated Lewis J. Critelli, President and Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Bank. “This marks our entry into the Luzerne County market and we are truly excited to bring the Wayne Bank brand of highly personalized service and sound financial solutions to the local businesses, organizations and residents of Hanover Township and the surrounding areas.” In April of this year, Wayne Bank

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expanded into Luzerne County with its first Community Office located at 734 Sans Souci Parkway in Hanover Township. The full-service office houses both retail banking and commercial lending professionals, offering Wayne Bank’s complete line of products and services for consumers and businesses. In addition to ample parking, the new location also offers driveup banking and ATM facilities. Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 26 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna Counties, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL. H

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Local Bands Daily Swifty Swine Pig Races Ninja Experience Luau Logans Tropigal Revue Buffalo Beals Petting Zoo Dennis Beach - Chainsaw Carver • Hay Wagon Rides Penn State Master Gardeners Dave Sechrist Blacksmith Shop George Gay Antique Barn J&J Helicopter Rides GEM 104 Live Broadcast (Wed. & Sat.) Froggy 101 Live Broadcast (Sun) • Rides & Games by JIM HOUGHTON ENTERPRISES

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Deep Roots Hard Cider Labor Day Extravaganza August 21 Labor Day Extravaganza will be held August 21 from 2-8 p.m. at Deep Roots Hard Cider in Sugar Run. Enjoy live music, free food and hard cider. Entertainment will be provided by Whisky n’ Woods and Gary Carl and Joseph Michael. A bonfire and late-night fireworks serve to top off the evening. Tim and Lynda, owners of Deep

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La Festa Italiana • August 30-September 2 a Festa Italiana will be held August 30September 2 on Courthouse Square in the heart of downtown Scranton. More than 80 vendors will offer delicious Italian food, and continuous live entertainment will be featured on multiple stages, including a perform-

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ance by New Jersey oldies band The Cameos on opening night. Other entertainment includes jugglers, magicians, street acts, cooking demonstrations, favorite local bands and dance groups. The James R. Minicozzi Memorial 5K Run/Walk will be hosted on August 31 at 10 a.m., and festival patrons and the annual Mass in Italian will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on September 1, in the Cathedral of Saint Peter. Fireworks will be displayed on Sunday night. Festival patrons are also invited to Lackawanna Railfest ‘19 at the nearby Steamtown National Historic Site on August 31 and September 1, and shuttle transportation will be provided between events. www.lafestaitaliana.org. H

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fter more than a year effort, a cultural immersion program took place at The immersion program Keystone College. Jay Nathan, PhD. initiated this project that brought is available to Pécs high Hungarian students and professors to Keystone College and the region in July. school students and Dr. Nathan has traveled to more than 65 countries over 35 years surveying ways freshmen at U.P. in the varied cultures can help change the world. He is a recent Fulbright Scholar to forthcoming years. Hungary, and has conducted research in Thailand, Poland, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

Contact Jay Nathan, Ph.D at natjay@gmail.

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Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival • August 25 he 35th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival will be held August 25 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m at Penn State WilkesBarre in Lehman. The event has drawn at least 2,500 people annually over the past 30 years to enjoy festivities on a campus that was once the farm and residence of John Conyngham. The event features over 100 eclectic crafters and demonstrations, three house tours, food vendors and entertainment from six groups, including the Northeast PA Chamber Music Ensemble which will perform at the Hayfield House. Don’t miss the one-hour tour of the observatory, which is headed by physics and astronomy faculty Dr. Viola Major. A full list of events will be provided to guests as they enter the festival. Donations will be used to support an

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Book It Through Pittston 5K Run and Walk • September 7 he 4th Annual Book It Through Pittston 5K Run and Walk will be held September 7 at 9 a.m. The event, sponsored by the Pittston Memorial Library, welcomes runners and families to have fun and support literacy in the community. Following the race, refreshments will be available in the Pittston Memorial Library on

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Broad Street. The race honors Tom and Dianne Tigue, who contributed greatly to the library and surrounding community. Tom served as co-chair of the Library’s Capital Campaign, which resulted in doubling the facility’s size and producing a new children’s room and conference room. Funds raised go toward enhancing literacy in the greater Pittston area. Jenny Long, former vice president and current member of the library board of trustees, says, “The 5K provides an opportunity to learn more about what the library does, adds information about the benefits of running and walking, and is tied to literacy enhancement and the role that two people played in making the library an important contributor to community life.” H

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A Celebration of Heritage, Artists and Craftsmen. In the heart of Central PA: The 49th 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

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SUMMER FUN 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 35 years of family fun! In Ross Park next to the Binghamton Zoo! 60 Morgan Rd, Binghamton, NY. www.TheDiscoveryCenter.org

HAPPY TRAILS STABLES We have trail rides, boarding, bar hops, hayrides, pony parties, weddings, family reunion, graduation, fundraisers, carriage rides, and sleigh rides. 570- 488-6996, Waymar t PA. www.Happytrailsriding.com

LAHEY FAMILY FUN PARK New top of the line arcade, a new fleet of bumper boats and all new go-karts! Putt through waterfalls on the massive 36 hole mini-golf course, speed under bridges on the 1/4 mile go-kart track, hit balls in the multi-speed batting cages, or splash around on the bumper boats. So many ways to have blast! 570-586-5699 LaheyFunPark.com

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. 570-563-1702

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 570-388-6107www.kayaktheriver.com 98

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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 www.wallenpaupackboattour.com

Mushroom Festival 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.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY • Street Festival • Growers’ Exhibit • Mushroom Sales • Cooking Demonstrations • Live Music • Children’s Stage • Cute-As-A-Button Baby Photo Contest • Painted Mushroom Silent Auction • Over 200 Street Vendors SATURDAY ONLY • National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship • Amateur Mushroom Cooking Contest • Antique and Classic Car Show SUNDAY ONLY • Mushroom Run/Walk • Soup and Wine Event • Mushroom Judging Please leave your pets at home for this event.

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Wyoming County Chamber Fall Fest Mixer • September 26

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Fall Fest Mixer will be held September 26 from 5-9 p.m. The event draws employers from across the region looking to make new connections and features samplings from regional restaurants, live music from local artist Flatland Ruckus and raffles and prizes. William DesRosiers of Cabot Oil & Gas, presenting event sponsor, says, “The Fallfest Mixer continues to grow in attendance and scope each year due to the tremendous dedication of the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce staff and board of directors. This event celebrates the diverse economy of Wyoming County, its strong community and beautiful landscape.” wyccc.com H

Lycoming County Balloon Fest Air Show & So Much More September 14 ycoming County’s 13th Annual “Balloonfest, Air Show & So Much More” will be held September 14 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Originally a hot air balloon festival with vendors and exhibitors, the event has grown to include air show performances like this year’s Mike Goulian, sponsored by Lycoming Engines and Paradigm Aerobatics, along with BMX, ATV drag races, a heavy equipment rodeo, vendors, exhibits, a laser light show and “so much more.” The event was established to promote Rotary awareness. Event chair Sandy Spencer says, “The show is a unique, family-friendly, affordable event with something for everyone!” www.LCRotary.com H

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he Wyoming County Fair will be held August 28 to September 2. Gates will open at 10 a.m. each day, with vendors opening at 11 a.m. and rides and games at noon. The fair’s long history started in 1857 in Eaton to support the county’s agricultural products and allow farmers to get together and relax after summer harvest. Though it closed in 1942 because of World War II, it was revived in 1985 and reopened again in 1986. Today, guests can pay one price and enjoy parking, rides and all of the ground’s attractions with the exception of the major concert. This year’s events include a performance by Randy Houser with special guest Troy Cartwright, daily pig races, tropical revues, ninja experiences and free stage music by local bands. On August 28 and September 2, seniors enter free, and veterans receive free admission on August 31. www.wyomingcountyfair.com H

Kennett Square Mushroom Festival • September 7-8 he 34th Annual Mushroom Festival will be held September 78 in downtown Kennett Square. Over the years, the festival has evolved to welcome over 100,000 people to enjoy

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events including the National Fried MushroomEating Contest, the Amateur Mushroom Cookoff, a celebrity chef showcase and over 250 vendors. Over the festival’s lifetime, over a million dollars have been given back to the community. Event representative Avery Eaton explains, “The mission of The Mushroom Festival is to promote the mushroom, educate consumers about the health benefits of mushrooms and to promote tourism in Southern Chester County, all while financially supporting local and regional charities through a grant process.” mushroomfestival.org H August 2019


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

Mark A. Perry, CDA Artist, Muralist, Instructor

Perry’s Fine Arts & Crafts

36th Pittston Tomato Festival Thursday-Sunday • August 15-18 Delicious Homemade Food Live Entertainment • Parade, 10:30 a.m. 5K Run • Pittston Tomatoes & Produce Tomato Sauce Competition

Tomato Fights • Sat., 1:30 p.m. 49 S. Main St., Pittston, PA • www.pittstontomatofestival.com

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Country Inns

and B&Bs BUTTERMILK FALLS INN Luxury lodgings on a 75-acre Hudson River Estate includes guest rooms with fireplaces, carriage and guest houses with pet and childfriendly 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. www.buttermilkfallsinn.com

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

CRESCENT LODGE 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 www.CrescentLodge.com.

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THE INN AT STARLIGHT LAKE AND RESTAURANT On a clear lake in the PA highlands is a charming 1909 country inn. Surrounded by rolling hills and woods, the inn is a perfect country retreat. Children and pets welcome. Enjoy recreation from swimming to cross country skiing, romantic rooms, excellent food and spirits and a congenial atmosphere. 800-248-2519 www.innatstarlightlake.com

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THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE 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 Hammondsport's exclusive lakefront accommodations on the shores of Keuka Lake. This Inn offers 17 comfortable rooms and spectacular views with an on-site boat launch and docking available. Find us on Facebook and at 24 Water St., Hammondsport, NY 14840. (607) 569-2600, www.keukalakesideinn.com year round. Credit Cards accepted. 607-2438844 www.1819inn.com stay@1819inn.com

THE 1819 RED BRICK INN CELEBRATING 200 YEARS; a warm welcome awaits you at our charming Federal Style home. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. All guest-rooms 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 www.1819inn.com stay@1819inn.com

THE NATURE INN AT BALD EAGLE Located less than 2 hours from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre on I-80 near State College, our lakeside getaway in central Pennsylvania provides door-step access to exceptional yearround land and water activities. You’ll find that our walls of windows, covered porches, private balconies, and communal patio and fire pit offer an unrivaled natural experience. 814-625-2879 www.natureinnatbaldeagle.com

THE ROSEMONT INN BED AND BREAKFAST Enjoy the elegance of this 1859 renovated home in the Historic District of Montrose. Cozy get-aways, retreats, parties & reunions are made memorable here. 10 guest rooms with private baths. Lovely amenities. Within walking distance to downtown. 165 Lake Ave., Montrose, PA (570)-278-7600 http://www.therosemontinnbb.com

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Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival • September 14 he 15th Annual Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival will be held September 14 from noon-5 p.m. on the grounds of the Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Building. Since its inception in 2004, the festival, hosted in support of the Wyalusing Valley Museum and Lions Club, has grown to include a dozen Pennsylvania wineries, about half of which are from the local area. Enjoy performances by the Wyalusing Swing Choir and Infinity, browse food and craft vendors and purchase festival merchandise and raffle tickets. Event representative Morgan Clinton says the festival is great because,“It's a relaxed afternoon of wine tasting with fun music in a beautiful setting, and you are supporting

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Sullivan County Fair • August 28-September 1 he 168th Annual Sullivan County Fair will be held August 28-September 1. This year’s fair theme is “Fairs Feature Agriculture,” and guests will have the chance to enjoy 4-H exhibits, several bands, a demolition derby and truck, tractor and horse pulls. Don’t

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D Abbiocco Abbiocco takes great pride in offering an excellent dining experience. The décor is cozy with a modern flare. Abbiocco has many signature dishes such as Chicken Abbiocco, Manicotti, Blackened Salmon and more, all while rotating new dishes on a weekly basis. Lunchtime favorites include fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. Be sure to finish with a homemade dessert. Everything on the menu is made fresh to order. BYOB. Open Tuesday thru Thursday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 639 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA. 570-319-9633 www.abbiocco.net Alter House Alter House is a Farm to Table Restaurant and Bar dedicated to providing incredible cuisine, prepared from ingredients sourced from the finest local and regional farms, along with impeccable service within a relaxed casual atmosphere. Offering Ala Carte menu and incredible happy hour features. Outdoor seating, private dining room, live music! 926 Lackawanna Trail, Clarks Summit, 570-319-6665. www.summitalterhouse.com See ad page 109

Branko’s Patisserie If you want to transport yourself to Europe for a morning or an afternoon visit Branko’s Patisserie Honesdale. Branko, a European trained chef, and his wife Lyn started the Patisserie in 2005. A quaint spot in Historic Honesdale, Lyn and Branko invite you to join them for breakfast or lunch Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 501 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-0311 Coney Island Lunch A Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas 108

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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. TuesdaySunday Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004.

www.texas-wiener.com. Cooper’s Restaurant See ad page 109 Crocus Cafe Offering variety of coffees in relaxing casual atmosphere with a soft music. Quiet spot with a lot of natural light. We serve sweet and savory fresh crepes, satisfying needs for a sweet tooth or for a quick lunch. We also have homemade soups; variety of salads, such as beet (very popular!) or anchovy salad. Our wraps always fresh and healthy. For international twist try Eastern European potato pierogies or pelmeni; turkish coffee and handmade baklava. Open every day at 323 N.Washington Ave, Scranton, 570-851-2017. Like us on Facebook. 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 meal. 205 Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-4388. Failtes Steakhouse Traditional Irish Pub. Full service dining room. Spacious deck featuring live music. Call for daily specials and craft beer options. 20 beers on tap. Lunch and HappeningsPA.com

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dinner served daily from 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Great Steaks, fresh seafood, salads, burgers and lots more! 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA. 570-828-6505. www.failtepa.com Marie’s Diner A local family owned restaurant serving classic American diner fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Marie’s is well known for their homemade comfort food, using recipes from Marie’s own family. Enjoy eat in or take out. Open 7 days a week Sunday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday- Thursday 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Located at 207 McAlpine St. Duryea, PA 570-457-5500. Paradise Soulfood & Sweets, LLC Asia Wallace feels good food brings all cultures together! Most of her Southern recipes come from her parents and grandmothers. Her FIRST ingredient is always LOVE, she wants you to come taste the difference. Her goal is to bring Paradise to your palate, thus her tropical decor. Her menu: Fried Chicken, Collards, 7 cheese macaroni, cornbread, sweet tea, pound cakes, cobblers, ice cream & more! Fridays & Saturdays 1–6 p.m.. 300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-241-2370 Settlers Inn- See ad page 7 Sibio's Restaurant Serving Northeast PA since 1974. Casual fine dining specializing in veal, seafood, steaks and pasta. All of our desserts are made in house. Lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Entrees starting at $7.95. Dinner Monday to Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Entrees starting at $14.50. 1240 Quincy Ave., Dunmore.570-346-3172. www.sibiosrestaurant.com H

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This earthy, sweet vegetable is unique in that almost the entire beet, for the most part, is edible. The nutritional benefits are extraordinary, especially B vitamins, minerals, fiber and nitrates which help to lower blood pressure. And don’t forget the beet greens! The leafy greens are high in calcium, vitamins and iron. Although they have a slight bitterness similar to collard greens, with a little bit of seasonings, they make for a healthy side dish or to put over pasta.

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Ingredients: 8 medium fresh beets ½ medium sweet onion, sliced thin (Vidalia or white) ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

1. Trim tops off beats. Wash and scrub dirt from the beets. Peel and cut beets into ½ to ¾ inch wedges. (Some cooks prefer to boil beets with skin on and peel after cooled for easier removal of skin). Tip: wear gloves to prevent staining of hands.

2. In a large pot, add water to cover beets and bring to a rolling boil for approximately 10 minutes. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or fork tender. If you prefer a crunchier beet, cook on simmer for less than 30 minutes. Place in a bowl with sliced onions and set aside. 3. Make dressing of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Pour over beets and onions.

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4. Serve room temperature or put in refrigerator and serve cold. Parsley for garnish (optional).

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Beet Greens 14.5 oz can - crushed tomatoes with garlic and basil 3 cloves of crushed garlic 15 oz can – cannellini beans (rinsed and drained) 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 small chopped onion ½ cup dry white wine (optional) Beet leaves chopped medium Salt & Pepper to taste Beet stems (strings removed) chopped in l inch pieces

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Outdoor Dining F rom sun up to sun down, overlooking a lake or golf course, northeast Pennsylvania has some fabulous outdoor dinning options.

Alter House, Clarks Summit. Tues-Thur 5-10 p.m., Fri & Sat 5-11 p.m. 570-319-6665 Bethel Wood Center for the Arts, Liberty, NY. During shows. 866-781-2922 Bogeys Grille at Shadowbrook Resort, Tunkhannock. 11 a.m.midnight. 800-955-0295 Buttermilk Falls Inn, Milton, NY. 5-9 p.m. 845-795-1310 Club at the Highlands, Mayfield. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. 570-521-4143 110 August 2019

Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. Opens 11 a.m. 570-346-7049

Brunch: Sat & Sun 11 a.m. 570-226-2993

Failte, Dingmans Ferry. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 570-828-6505

Silver Birches, Tafton. Opens 11:30 a.m. 570-226-4388

Gem & Keystone Brewpub at Shawnee Resort, Shawnee on the Delaware. Lunch & Dinner 800-742-9633

Skytop Lodge, Skytop. Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 570-257-2114

Haymow Bar & Grill at Panorama Golf Course, Clifford Twp. 570-222-3525 Paupack Hills Golf & Country Club, Greentown. Mon & Tue 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Wed & Thur 8 a.m.-midnight., Fri 7 a.m.-midnight., Sat & Sun 7 a.m.-8 p.m. 570-857-0251 Settlers Inn, Hawley. Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:30-10 am., Sat & Sun 8 -10:30 a.m., HappeningsPA.com HappeningsPA.com

Sunset Green Restaurant at Split Rock, Lake Harmony. Thur-Mon 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 570-722-9901 The Fairway Grill at Buckhill Falls, Buckhill. Sun-Wed 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 70-595-3535 The Hedge at Stonehedge Golf, Tunkhannock. Sun 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-9 p.m. 570-836-5108 H August 2019 111


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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie 1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup all-purpose flour d 1 pound fresh rhubarb, choppe 2 pints fresh strawberries 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie 2 tablespoons butter 1 egg yolk F. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and r flou mix l, bow e In a larg sugar. Add strawberries and sugar chopped rhubarb. Toss with minand flour and let stand for 30 Dot t. crus pie into g fillin r utes. Pou top top with butter, and cover with botcrust. Seal edges of top and yolk tom crust with water. Apply sh. bru try pas a g usin pie, of to top ll sma Cut ar. sug Sprinkle with pe. holes in top to let steam esca to Bake at 400 degrees F, for 35 and 40 minutes, or until bubbly brown. Cool on rack.

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Honey Glazed Salmon: 4 salmon filets Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons olive oil Zest of 1 lime 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tablespoon honey Juice of 1 lime Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, honey and lime juice, salt and pepper; set aside. Season salmon with salt and pepper. Dredge each salmon filet with 1 tablespoon flour and drizzle with 1 tablespoon honey. Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Working in batches, add salmon to the skillet and sear both sides until golden brown, about 1-2 minutes per side. Place into oven and bake until completely cooked through, about 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately with browned butter lime sauce and lime zest, if desired. Zucchini/Squash Casserole 1 pound yellow squash, sliced 1 pound zucchini, sliced 1/2 onion, diced 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup biscuit baking mix (such as BisquickÂŽ) 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 10 saltine crackers, or as needed, crushed Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a rolling boil. Add yellow squash, zucchini, and onion; bring back to a boil, and cook vegetables until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and transfer vegetables to a large bowl. Mix Cheddar cheese, baking mix, butter, eggs, sugar, and salt with the cooked vegetables using a large spoon; stir until butter has melted and baking mix has dissolved. Fold crushed crackers into the mixture until the liquid has been absorbed. Pour mixture into a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish; top with bread crumbs. Bake in the preheated oven until topping is lightly browned and cheese is melted, 30 minutes.

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Bringing Together the NEPA Family: Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn ong before Monsignor Joseph G. Quinn made the decision to leave his position as a Federal Magistrate-Judge, he was deeply connected to the church. Named after his uncle, a long-time priest at St. Mary’s in Dunmore, Monsignor was inspired by his uncle and even took part as a lector for his uncle’s anniversary celebrations at St. Mary’s before he became a priest himself. An NEPA native, Monsignor

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Quinn grew up in a family with 12 children, the son of Dr. John Quinn, an area dentist, and June Scanlan Quinn. After graduating from Scranton Preparatory School in 1968, he originally began pursuing pre-med studies at The University of Scranton before deciding to instead pursue accounting and study law at Seton Hall University. At 25, he became the youngest Federal Magistrate-Judge for the U.S. District Court, and his decision to leave his position made headlines when he decided it was time to enter the seminary at 30 years old. He studied at North American College in Rome, laughing that there were seven former lawyers there at the time. As he said, “Living proof that God has a sense of humor.” Thirty four years and many notable accomplishments later,

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Monsignor Quinn says he can “still say I’m grateful, humbled.” He served 16 years as Rector of St. Peter’s Cathedral, later transferring to a temporary position at Fordham University in New York. During his time at Fordham where he served as the Vice President for Mission and Ministry, he wore a variety of hats-- as pastor and working in the Campus Ministry, Community Service Center, Center for Religion and Culture, and International Global Outreach Program to help people understand ministry at the school and connect students with themselves and with the community. While it was a temporary post, he left a lasting impact. One of his popular ideas, a prayer book curated for students who he felt wanted to pray but didn’t always know how, ran 25,000 copies in the first year, proving popular

Pictured left: As a newly-ordained priest in 1985 giving Communion; The young Judge Quinn in August of 1981, with his mother, June Scanlan Quinn, as he was heading to Rome to begin his priestly studies at the North American College; U.S. Magistrate Judge Quinn in 1976


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with the university community. In 2016, he returned to the area to serve as Pastor at Our Lady of the Snows Parish in Clarks Summit. He describes his approach to the work he does in the community, saying life is “rooted in family and lived in the community.” He has worked extensively in the communities he has served-taking part in everything from the Scranton Preparatory School Board of Trustees, Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority, and Scranton Tomorrow to the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, Pennsylvania Catholic Conference, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute and the governing board of the North American College in Rome. He also played a large part in the prayer garden in Scranton which was built

later went on to play gigs and even used his talents to put together the longrunning fundraiser “Cathedral Capers,” later “Carbondale Capers.” He still loves music and the way it brings the community together-- even jumping up mid-interview to play “Day by Day” from Godspell, a favorite of his. Being a musician, he feels his skills help him to bring together a great team for music at Our Lady of Snows. When it comes to serving his community in modern times, Monsignor Quinn notes that the more we become selfcentered, the more unhappy we are, and conversely, the more Top: Three of his lifelong mentors: Msgr. Andrew J. McGowan, Dr. John A. Quinn (also Msgr. Quinn’s father) and Chief Judge William J. unhappy we are, the Nealon (Federal Judge for whom he clerked in 1975 and with whom he served as a member of the Federal Bench from 1976-1981); Above: more we are self-cenIn the early 1990s with Governor and Mrs. William W. Scranton tered. It’s selfishness that he sees as the worst in humanity, downtown in 2003, and was part of and selflessness, people of compasa project to bring a new sion and kindness, that he feels organ to Fordham durexemplify the best of humanity. As ing his time there. for his own work, he points out that He brings a special his father called work as a dentist touch to his role as the role of a smile adjuster, and that both a priest and a he too hopes he has made people musician. He credits smile more often than cry and that his early education he has done good things more than through Immaculate not. While he continues to make an Heart of Mary, where impact in northeast Pennsylvania, a sister there taught he says he hopes his legacy will be him piano, for his a life lived as an instrument of God’s musical gifts. He peace and God’s graces. H –Melissa Durante

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usician Jim Cullen has made a name for himself in and outside our area during his decades-long career. A singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer, Cullen has worn many hats in the industry, even once taking on the role of technical and theater director. As a performer, John has released an impressive 28 songs of his own to date, and he continues to write, produce and perform new music as well as interpretive covers. He has his own record label, Blue Moon Records, and he has served as a founding 116

member and leader of groups including Tom & Jerry, The Jets, Rainbow Drive and many iterations of The Jim Cullen Duo, Trio, Quartet and Band. He has opened for household names including Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, CPR and Harry Chapin, and has played on the second stage during events featuring acts such as Hall and Oats and Neil Young. He has also had the opportunity to showcase his music in night clubs, private events, and festivals, as well as on radio, television and talk shows. HappeningsPA.com

Outside of his work as a performer, Cullen teaches guitar and serves as a consultant and event specialist for the Department of Cultural Affairs of Lackawanna County, Technical Director for Community Concerts at Lackawanna College, Director of the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College. He also serves as a distributor for the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau through Delivery Dog Distribution. Cullen says his greatest musical accomplishment in the past five years has been August 2019


growing into an “older musician.” As his career continues to evolve, he has begun to do strolling gigs, which he really enjoys. Producing his own music has informed his music as well. He explains, “Producing

music is like the difference between a stage production and making a movie. It gives you the opportunity to take a song from its inception into a permanent recorded form.”

As someone who has now worked behind the scenes through his work with Lackawanna College as well, he says his experience has made him really empathize with people presenting a show or an event. Since being featured in “Happenings” last, Cullen has also had the opportunity to meet some of his relatives for the first time. Looking ahead, Cullen simply says, “I look to many more opportunities to make music. H –Melissa Durante

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whiteboard that electronically displays the photos and names of the providers who visit the patient’s room. The private rooms on floors three and four were built to reduce the risk of infection, decrease noise and enhance communication between patients and their clinical teams. The fourth floor opened in early June, along with a same day surgery unit on the second floor, and the third floor was completed in midJuly. A glassed-in pedestrian

concourse in the front of the hospital will be completed in August. The public is invited to see the G wing, a $35 million dollar project that began two years ago, as well as additional interior renovations, on September 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. “It’s an understatement to say we’re excited to show off our new building,” said Wayne Memorial Hospital CEO David Hoff, “Our staff was the first to see it and they were impressed. We hope the public will be also.” www.wmh.org H

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he Gift Box, the Wayne Memorial Hospital gift shop operated by the hospital’s Auxiliary, recently reopened its doors. Auxilian Diane Fox says “Patients and staff couldn’t be more excited. The reception has been amazing!” Fox added that many people find the new digs “so bright and inviting.” The gift shop, located in the lobby of the new patient tower, will be open every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m.5 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9 a.m.3 p.m. A new addition: coffee to go. Fox anticipates opening the gift shop for the open house and ribbon cutting for the new tower on September 7. H

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Pippa Amanda Nelson says Pippa is full of personality and loves her brother and puppy ice cream. She lives in Moscow.

Yukon Yukon, says Michele Wall, loves playing with his toy raccoon and visiting all of his puppy relatives. He lives in Scranton.

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Thor Maria Longo says Thor loves going on walks, camping, playing with his friends at doggy daycare and trying to chase cars. He whimpers like a baby yet barks like a mad dog. He lives in Olyphant.

Bane & Buck Alycia Stiles says Bane and Buck love wearing bandanas and tearing up the yard. They live in Scranton.

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Lady Lady, says Anita Budzilek, loves going for walks, giving kisses, playing with socks and going to puppy daycare at Puppy Paradise. She lives in Dupont.

Gunner Christine McCarty says Gunner loves giving high fives, going for walks in the woods and watching “A Dog’s Purpose” on TV. He lives in Mehoopany.

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Marshmello Marshmello, says Christie Oliver, is a very friendly pet who loves cuddling and relaxing on the sofa. He lives in Milford.

Serena Serena, says Mandy Pasko, is a dog who loves showing who’s the boss in the house by sitting on her throne which is the couch. She lives in Scranton.

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Nepolean Nepolean, says Holly Sargent, is an indoor snug bug who loves waking up his human friends, eating treats and finding the sunniest part of the house. He lives in Dunmore.

Radar Radar, says Mary Simmons, is a very energetic dog who loves wearing antlers at Christmas and stealing turkey legs at Thanksgiving. He lives in Dallas.

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Bauer Bauer, says Sarah Farrell, is a super friendly puppy who loves snuggling and his new home. He lives in Waverly.

Yogi & Bullet Yogi and Bullet, says Lindsey Kavalow, are two pit bulls who love being photogenic and causing mischief around their home in Olyphant.

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AUGUST HAPPENINGS Area code 570 unless specified

COMMUNITY EVENTS Aug. 2-10, Wayne County Fair, Honesdale. Aug. 2-3, Montrose Blueberry Festival, 9 a.m.4 p.m., Montrose. 278-1881. Aug. 2-4, Moscow Country Street Fair, Moscow. 8481245. Aug. 3-4, Festival of Wood at Pocono Arts, Grey Towers, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Milford. Aug. 7, Veterans Appreciation Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladore Lodge, Waymart. 488-6129. Aug. 10, Electronic Recycling, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wallenpaupack Area High School, Hawley. 226-4620. Aug. 10, Foodstock, 6 p.m.10 p.m., Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. 536-6020. Aug. 15-18, Pittston Tomato Festival, 5 p.m., Pittston. 6551424. Aug. 17, Farm to Fork to Benefit United Neighborhood Centers, 6-9 p.m., Stone Meadow Gardens, Clarks Summit. 346-0759. Aug. 23-25, Wally Lake Fest, Lake Wallenpaupack. Aug. 24-25, Pocono State Craft Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Quiet Valley Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 476-4460. Aug. 24-25, Electric City Classic, noon, Scranton. 963-5901.

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Aug. 25, 4th Annual Bob McGoff 5k Run/1mile Walk, Connors Park, Scranton. 344-6759.

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CONCERTS & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES Aug. 1-28, Every Wednesday, Jazz on the Deck, 6 - 9 p.m. Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993. Aug. 2-4, Scranton Jazz Festival, Radisson Hotel, Scranton. 575-5282. Aug. 8, Alice Cooper & Halestorm, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-781-2922. Aug. 9, Nelly, TLC & Flo Rida, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-781-2922. Aug. 16, Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-781-2922. Aug. 17, Santana & The Doobie Brothers, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-781-2922.

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Aug. 18, John Fogerty & Tedeschi Trucks Band, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-7812922. Aug. 24, Dueling Pianos at Wally Lake Fest, 7-9 p.m., The Waterfront at Silver Birches, Hawley. 226-4388. Aug. 25, Pat Benatar and Melissa Etheridge, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-7812922. Aug. 29, Pat Metheny, 7 p.m., Smith Center for The Arts, Geneva, NY. 866-355-5483. Aug. 30, Bush & Live, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center For the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-800-7812922. Aug. 8, Penn State Open House, 6 p.m., Penn State Scranton Campus, Scranton. 963-2580.

SPECIAL EVENTS Aug. 1-25, Blues, Brews and BBQ, Sundays, 6-9 p.m. Ledges Hotel, Hawley. 226-1337. Aug. 1-27, Live Jazz on the Terrace, Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. The French Manor, Newfoundland. 676-3244.

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Aug. 2, Comedy Night, 8 p.m., The Waterfront at Silver Birches, Hawley. 226-4388. Aug. 10-11, 49th Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Eagles Mere Historic Village, Eagles Mere. 525-3370. Aug. 16, 4th Annual Equines Freedom Golf Tournament, Irem Country Club, Dallas. 675-4653. Aug. 17-18, Pocono Raceway ABC Supply 500, noon-5 p.m., Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 1-800-Raceway. Aug. 24, New Berlin Antique and Craft Fair, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., New Berlin Town Center, New Berlin. 966-2677 Aug. 24-25, Wally Lake Fest Brunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993. Aug. 24-25, The Great Pocono Raceway Air Show, noon-5:00 p.m., Pocono Raceway, Long Pond. 1-800-722-3929. Aug. 24, Glass on Location at Wally Lake Fest, 6-9 p.m.,

Aug. 1-4, Something Grimm/Tales from the Brothers Grimm, Bloomsburg Theater, Bloomsburg. 784-8181.

The Shawnee Playhouse, Musicals, Dramas, Comedies, Children's Shows. Live entertainment in the beautiful Pocono Mountains. Don't miss out! Mention this listing and receive $3 off on up to four adult tickets. Call us at 570-421-5093 or go to our website at www.theshawneeplayhouse.com for more information on shows, dates and times.

The Boiler Room in the Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 226-1337. Aug. 25, 35th Annual Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman. Aug. 31, Pocono Garlic & Harvest Festival, Shawnee Mountain, Stroudsburg. 421-7231.

Aug. 1, The Behavior Of Light, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Royal Theatre, The University of Scranton, Scranton. 230-7277. Aug. 3, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Bellarmain Theatre, Scranton Prep School, Scranton. 230-7277. Aug. 3, Troilus and Cressida, 7 - 9 p.m., Bellarmine Theatre, Scranton Prep School., Scranton. 230-7277. Aug. 4, Richard III, 3-5 p.m., The Royal Theatre, University of Scranton, Scranton. 230-7277. Aug. 16, Mary Poppins, Jr., 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic, Scranton. 344-1111.

Aug. 31-Sep. 2, Labor Day Brunch, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

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Pittston Tomato Festival • August 15-18 he Pittston Tomato Festival will be held August 15-18 in downtown Pittston. The four-day festivities are expected to draw over 50,000 people to enjoy its signature events, which include a 5K, parade, tomato contest, tomato fights and of course delicious food. This year’s tomato fights will be held on August 17 at 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Cooper’s on the Waterfront. For those returning to the festival, the sauce wars and queen pageant will not be held this year, but plenty of other activities will supply the fun! Chairperson Lori Nocito says the event’s tomato theme has been drawing thousands of visitors for years to what has been voted one of the best festivals in northeast PA. www.pittstontomatofestival.com H

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