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Homes for the Holidays

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Tour a variety of homes and attractions in their holiday best!

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Simplify the Season

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Ties that Bind Men give reasons to tie into local non-profit organizations.

Christmas Across PA

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Join in the celebration!

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Eye on Employment Local CEO addresses jobs and health care in Northeast PA.

Bring old-world charm to a modern-day Christmas.

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Delightful December Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!

Get on Track All aboard to experience the wonder of toy trains!

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2012 Gift List Find the perfect something for everyone on your list in the holiday gift guide!

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Shop Local! Discover the benefits of shopping local, and find products made in PA.

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Healthy Holidays How your diet can survive.

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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, Congratulations on October’s coverage of local collegiate sports and student-athletes. I was impressed by your prioritization of highlighting the positive aspects of sports inclusive of life values, wellness and emotional. It was a fitting tribute to area institutions, and the integral role that sports participation can have in developing well rounded, committed and mature young members of society. I am confident your positive message will impact current and collegiate student-athletes and serve our community well as a result. –Dr. Mary Jo Gunning, Director of Athletics and Recreation Marywood University

Publisher Managing Editor Art Director Associate Art Director

Paula Rochon Mackarey Barbara Toolan Lisa M. Ragnacci Peter Salerno

Administrative Assistant

Katherine Kempa

Associate Editor

Erika A. Bruckner

Account Representatives

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Ken Chergosky Rosemary Nye Jane Preate Annette Profera Danielle DelPrete Kieran O’Brien Kern Shannon Lesniak Casey Phillips Vince Mecca Matthew Schlasta

On the Cover: An old-fashioned Christmas, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg Photo: Alex Cena Photography Published Monthly. 350,000 copies annually.

Dear Happenings, I enjoyed seeing the October piece written about Holy Cross High School and its rich tradition. I was disappointed, however, that the school merger listed was not correct. Holy Cross High School was created from the merger of Bishop Hannan and Bishop O'Hara (not Bishop Hoban). –Joseph Butash, MD Bishop O'Hara '03

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FROM THE EDITOR Dear Readers, When I think of memorable Christmas celebrations, my mind goes back to a Christmas Eve just a few years ago. Driving through the village of Clifford (Susquehanna County) after church services, we were greeted by hundreds of luminaria lining both sides of the Main Street. It was simple and unexpected and just made the evening feel extra Christmasy! I don’t know who was responsible for the warm greeting, but I’ll never forget it. It’s that kind of Christmas spirit, found all over Northeast PA, that we’ve tried to infuse in the pages of this December issue. The main purpose of Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm is to remind us of the simple pleasures of yesteryear. In Christmas Past Comes to Life (pages 8-9), find out how early Americans marked the holidays as volunteers bring the scenes to life. In the spirit of less is more, we’ve developed a list of 40 Ways to Add Old World Charm to a Modern Christmas (page 16). Plus you’ll find 10 more great ideas

at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com! Nearly every town in Northeast PA has adopted a celebration of the season. In Christmas Across PA (pages 20-30) find the best places for caroling, carriage rides, cocoa and meeting Santa Claus himself! This corner of Northeast PA is also known for its generosity of spirit. The holiday issue seemed liked the ideal time to shine a light on the good work being done sometimes behind the scenes. We reveal our Great Giving 2012 Contest winners (page 80). Find out about local companies that make charity company policy. For the 3rd year in a row we’re proud to introduce you to some remarkable men and their connection to local non-profits. Meet them in The Ties That Bind (pages 127-136), then go to www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com and vote for your favorite tie or guy! It can mean dollars for the organization they represent. From everyone at Happenings Magazine, we wish you a season full of the simple pleasures of the holidays and time to enjoy with family and friends. Thank you for the gift of welcoming Happenings into your home for the last 43 years. Happy Holidays,

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Annual Christmas Tour & Tea, Historic Inns of Spring Lake, NJ. 3:30-7 p.m. 732-449-0577.

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A Victorian Christmas, Eckley Miners’Village, Weatherly. 636-2070.

Grad School Information Session, Henry Student Center, Wilkes University. 6-8 p.m. 800-WILKES-U.

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Drop off a new, unwrapped Toy for Toys for Tots. Eagle Cleaners, Clarks Summit. 587-5580.

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Ensemble Evening: Music, Lemmond Theater, Misericordia University. 7:30 p.m.

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The Virgin Consort Holiday Performance, Mellow Theater, Scranton.7 p.m. 955-1455.

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Lunch with Santa, Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton. 11 a.m.& 1:45 p.m. 346-6883.

Happy Chanukah!

2012 Chanukah Dinner & Candle Lighting, 5 p.m., Jewish Community Center,WilkesBarre. 824-4646.

A Christmas Carol The Musical, State Theatre, Easton. 7:30 p.m. 610-252-3132.

Festival of Trees, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton.Through Dec. 31. 963-6447

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Lessons & Carols with the St. Stephen’s Choir, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. 825-6653.

Pet Photos with Santa, Viewmont Mall, Dickson City. 6 p.m. 346-9182.

“It’s a wonderful Life,” Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 7 & 8 p.m. 996-1507.

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Man Cave Night, Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock.5-9 p.m. 836-3595.

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Magical Fireside Christmas, Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor. 8990243-8150.

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33rd Pocono Mountain Christmas Bird Count, Monroe Co. Environmental Ed. Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Santa on the Trolley, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. 963-5690.

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New Year’s Eve 5K, YMCA, Bloomsburg. 784-0188.

December is World AIDS Month National Tie Month Tomato & Winter Squash Month Universal Human Rights Month

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Ghost Trains of Scranton, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.Through Sun. 340-5200.

of Scranton’s “Nutcracker,” Performing Arts Center, Marywood University.2 & 7:30 p.m.Through Fri. 347-2867.

Christmas in Our Hometown, downtown Tunkhannock. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 687-1584.

15 Christmas Caroling with The Robert Dale Chorale, Patsel’s, Clarks Summit. 6:30 p.m. 563-2000.

Winter begins!

Magical Full Moon Trail Ride, Vanderbeek Farm, Hawley.685-1900.


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heep bed in the stable. Fresh greens hang from the mantle. Pine cones and paper stars adorn the Christmas Tree. Not much has changed at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg since the Depper family settled there in the 1760s. The German immigrants brought many of their customs to their new home in Pennsylvania. Those practices are reenacted each year during the historic site’s Old Time Christmas.

In 1958, the Wicks family became just the third owners of the property. Rather than turn the farm into a housing development as planned, they decided to preserve it and open it to the public as an educational experience. Several structures are original to the property including the original bank house carved into the side of a small hill, which served as the Depper’s primary residence for much of the 1700s. A granddaddy cabin and barn also date back to the farm’s early days.

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Each year, about 1,500 people come to Quiet Valley to experience an Old Time Christmas. Over 60 volunteers in period dress demonstrate holiday preparations and celebrations typical of 19th century rural America. Candles in luminaries and lanterns set the stage. Boughs of fresh greens grace porch posts, doorways and mantles. Modest live Christmas Trees are adorned with handmade ornaments. According to Marketing Director Deborah DiPasquale, decorations and ornaments of the 1800s were culled from natural materials found on the farm. “In the early years it was common to see gilded wishbones and nuts on the Christmas Tree. Wool was placed on the branches to look like snow. Cookies, small candles, tin stars and corn husk dolls were also used.” DiPasquale continues,“In the 1890s, as paper became more common, paper ornaments like stars, chains and angels were popular on the tree.” The Christmas Tour also Photos: Alex Cena Photography


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COVER STORY Visit www.Happenings MagazinePA.com to find out how The Christmas Putz is part of today’s celebrations.

includes caroling in the oneroom schoolhouse and a visit from Belschnikel. The traditional Pennsylvania German character made his rounds during the Christmas season to reward good children and admonish the naughty. Guests will also see a living nativity in the barnyard featuring the farm animals. Old Time Christmas is a major fundraiser for the non-profit organization. In addition to the monetary gain, DiPasquale hopes the event has another benefit.“I hope visitors get a real sense of a simple Christmas of the past when the season was less hectic and more emphasis was put into the true meaning of the holiday.” Old Time Christmas runs December 1 to 2 and 8 to 9 from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 3 to 12. Visit www.quietvalley.org or call 570-992-6161. –Barbara Toolan

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Historic Haven inWaverly hen Sherry Moore saw a charming cottage on North Abington Road in Waverly, it was love at first sight.“I was attracted to the unique staircase, large arched window, woodwork and arched door going into the kitchen. I could see real possibilities,� explains Moore.

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purchased the carpenter style house in 2006, it had been divided into three separate apartments.“Restoration was my priority,” says Moore.“The kitchen and upstairs bathroom were completely changed, but restoring it to its original time period was very important to me.” That restoration included the downstairs apartment that served as the blacksmith shop. The room still includes a spring and rings where the oxen were tied. She counts among the home’s unique features the hardwood floors which run throughout and are only sold in the secondary market. Moore says her quaint home lends itself to entertaining. She enjoys decorating and hosting family and friends for the holidays. –Barbara Toolan December 2012

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Holiday Cheer a Tradition hristmas in 1912 would have been a simple affair. But the ornate setting of The Catlin House in Scranton begs for something grand. The Lackawanna Historical Society (LHS) portrays the best of both worlds when it festoons its headquarters with live greens and welcomes the public for a Holiday Open House. The Tudor Revival Style home was designed by Edward Langley and built for the Catlin family in 1912. The three-story residence boasts 16 rooms. Distinctive features include walnut woodwork, molded plaster ceilings, brass lighting fixtures, a three-paneled stained glass window and six fireplaces. Each year a band of volunteers meets on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to decorate. All of the rooms on the main floor as well as the front entrance are decked out for the season. Live greens grace the ceilings and fireplace mantles. Christmas Trees are placed in the living room and library. A larger tree is placed in the grand entrance hall. Volunteers

hang icicles on its branches one by one. The tree is chosen from a local farm. “We try to use a tree that has not been trimmed and formed into a perfect shape, but rather one that is more sparse and random in shape,” explains LHS Executive Director Mary Ann Moran Savakinus. LHS member and volunteer Jeff Keifer takes the lead in planning the design for the decorations which vary from year to year. Keifer spends two weeks before the open house working on all the mantles and festoons for the dining room. He and LHS President Michael Gilmartin work closely to create a design that fits the grandeur of the Catlin House and use as many natural elements as possible. Savakinus says the decorations are inspired by the age of the Catlin House and represent and oldfashioned Christmas, but a typical 1912 holiday scene would not have been as lavish. During the Holiday Open House guests are treated to a guided candlelight tour of the home and its exhibits,

musical entertainment and caroling, storytelling and a traditional ornament-making demonstration. Horse and carriage rides are offered for a small fee. A special exhibit representing holidays past, plus a display of holiday clothing from 1912, is offered upstairs. Light fare is served along with traditional wassail punch. Wassail means “welcome,” and at the turn of the 20th century, it was offered to visitors and carolers on cold winter nights. In addition to the alcohol-free wassail bowl and eggnog with ice cream, other traditional fare served during the Open House includes minced meat squares and plum pudding.“The live greens and use of candles give visitors a feeling of stepping back in time,” says Savakinus.“Our hope is that visitors can appreciate the building and its history, but also learn about the work the society does throughout the year to preserve our shared history.” The Holiday Open House is set for December 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call 570-344-3841. –Barbara Toolan Photos: James Ruane

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rs. Vince and Michelle (Shelly) WilkesCarilli met as students at East Stroudsburg University. Their careers took them to Illinois and Tennessee before they decided it was time to return home.

A Move to Make In Tennessee, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Avianna Antoinette.“That’s when we decided it would be best to move home to be closer to family,” says Michelle. Vince became Vice President of Student Affairs at The University of Scranton. Michelle began working at the University of Scranton as a communication instructor before moving to East Stroudsburg University’s communications department.

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scaled her ideas to proportion on paper, and enlisted the help of an architect. Michelle says her eye for design is from her mother, who makes beautiful floral designs. The Carillis especially love their fireplace, made of individual stone imported from Italy.

Making a House a Home Michelle loves to decorate for holidays and puts most effort into Halloween and Christmas. She spends months decorating for each holiday. For Christmas, she starts the day after Halloween and works until –Melissa Sanko Christmas Eve.

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e’ve come a long way from “silent night.” Modern Christmases are often characterized by huge price tags, hustle and bustle. To help simplify the season, reign in your budget and make lasting memories, add a few of these ideas to your celebration.

9. Heavenly Peace: Certificate for four hours of babysitting at your home 10. Delicious Dish: Certificate for a homecooked meal on a busy weeknight 11. Homegrown Pass: Privileges to pick one basket of goodies from your garden next summer 12. Neat Idea: Certificate for one day of spring cleaning services 13. Student-Teacher Conference: Give lessons for a skill you’ve mastered such as fishing, social media, crocheting, cooking, couponing or gardening. 14. Talent Show: Think of what you’re good at. Maybe a one-hour photo session with photos on CD, event planning for their next big party or minor car repair.

Old-Time Ideas Worth Resurrecting

1. Go Christmas caroling. 2. Write personalized letters. Put the focus on the recipient; tell them what you appreciate most about them. 3. Read a chapter of a classic Christmas book, like Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” aloud for the family. 4. Host a cookie swap. 5. Cook a traditional Christmas dish like mince pies, roasted chestnuts or plum pudding (link to old-time recipes at www.HappeningsMagazinePa.com). 6. Read the Christmas story in Luke 2 before opening presents. 7. Turn off the TV, phone and computer, and play traditional games like charades and I spy. 8. Keep a Christmas journal. Have each family member answer a list of questions (favorite part of the holiday meal, most delightful present to receive, present most excited to give, funny and sentimental anecdotes from the day). Continue the tradition each year, so you can reflect on Christmas past!

Simple Gifts 15. Create a photo album filled with generations of family photos or photos of adventures you’ve shared. 16. Assemble a recipe box filled with favorite recipes. 17. Make soaps to give with an antique soap dish. 18. Jump-start a meal by packaging dry soup mixes, pastas or baked good ingredients along with the recipe. 19. Start early, and grow your gift; try potted flowers or herbs. 20. Instead of giving presents, have each person choose a charity. Give a monetary gift or supplies to that charity in that person’s honor.

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Have a Ho, Ho, Ho Lot of Fun! Enjoy the sights & sounds of the holiday season in Northeast Pennsylvania.

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ight up your holiday season with a visit to the Electric City! Downtown Scranton offers so much to see and do. An array of eclectic boutiques and unique shops will help you wrap up your holiday shopping. A stop at one of the city’s many restaurants will offer a taste of the region’s ethnic diversity– not to mention a much needed rest. Catch the spirit of the season with a host of special events, cultural performances and beloved holiday traditions. This year, don’t be a Scrooge, get in the holiday mood in Scranton!

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY Dec. 1-Jan.7 Nay Aug Light Spectacular Starts at Dusk. www.scrantonpa.gov Dec. 1 - Santa Train (Christmas in a small town) 10:30 a.m. 570.963.6730 www.lhva.org Free Holiday Train with Santa on board stops in: Archbald-11:35 a.m., Pike Street; Jessup-12:20 p.m., Station Park; Olyphant-1 p.m.; Queen City Station; Dickson City-1:45 p.m., Enterprise Avenue; State Office Building Parking Lot, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton- 2:45 p.m. Dec. 1- Holiday Express at Steamtown NHS 11 a.m.Steamtown National Historic Site. 570-340-5204 www.nps.gov/stea

Dec. 1- Art in Nature: Boxwood & Berries Wreath 9 a.m.-noon.Lackawanna College Environmental Institute. 570-842-1506 www.lackawanna.edu/ EnvironmentalInstitute Dec. 3- The Menu 8 p.m.Scranton Cultural Center.570-344-1111 www.scrantonculturalcenter.org Dec. 6- Holiday Tree Lighting 6 p.m.Courthouse Square, Scranton. 570-963-6800 www.lackawannacounty.org Dec. 6- The Virgin Consort Holiday Concert! 7 p.m. Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College. 570-955-1455 www.lackawanna.edu Dec. 7- First Friday Art Walk 6 p.m.Downtown Scranton. 570-565-9006 www.firstfridayscranton.com

REMEMBER 12-31-12 First Night Scranton starts at 5:30 p.m. www.firstnightscranton.com

Dec. 7- Holiday Open House 7-9 p.m.Lackawanna Historical Society's Catlin House. 570-344-3841 www.lackawannahistory.org Dec. 7- The Nutcracker 7:30 p.m.Scranton Cultural Center. 570-344-1111 www.scrantonculturalcenter.org Dec. 9- The Nutcracker 2 p.m.Scranton Cultural Center. 570-344-1111 www.scrantonculturalcenter.org Dec. 14-31- Festival of Trees Opening reception 5:30 p.m. 570-963-6590 www.ectma.org Dec. 14- 2nd Friday Art Walk 5-9 p.m.Downtown Clarks Summit. 570-586-3363 www.artscota.org

Dec. 14- NEPA Philharmonic Holiday Christmas Show 7 p.m.Scranton Cultural Center. 570-341-1568 www.nepaphil.org Dec. 15- Children's Series: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 11 a.m.Scranton Cultural Center. 570-344-1111 www.scrantonculturalcenter.org Dec. 20- A Muppets Christmas Carol The Free Holiday Gift to the Community 6:00 p.m.Scranton Cultural Center.570-344-1111 www.scrantonculturalcenter.org Dec. 26, 27 & 28- The Nutcracker-Free 2 p.m.& 7:30 p.m.Marywood University.570-347-0208 www.balletheatre.com

Shop in our store located inside the Visitors Center on Montage Mountain Road. Features gift merchandise made locally as well as items related to our history & ancestry.

Call the Lackawanna County Convention & Visitors Bureau for additional information at 1-800-22-WELCOME or 570-496-1701. Additional information can be found at www.visitnepa.org.


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21. Write a poem, song or story. 22. Create a memory box from “all of us.” Ask a group of people to write memories and share photos of the recipient, totaling 52 items. Put them all in a box, and the recipient can pull out one every week of the coming year. 23. Give a greater gift. Volunteer to brighten the holiday of a stranger. 24. Prepare homemade foods, desserts, preserves or drink mixes. 25. Ask children (or adults!) to donate one toy or piece of clothing for every new toy or clothing they receive. It prevents clutter and helps others! 26. Use children’s handprints to make craft gifts and document how much they grow each year! 27. Handcrafted items add a special touch. Think table linens, clothing, art, toys, ornaments and furniture. 28. Dry flowers to make potpourri.

It’s a Wrap! 29. For understated elegance, use brown paper or burlap to wrap gifts; finish with twine. 30. Instead of purchasing wrapping paper, use newspaper comic pages to wrap kids’ presents. For adults, wrap with old newspaper and spray paint a uniform color (leave time to dry). 31. Transform packaging paper into wrapping paper by stenciling or stamping designs using paint and vegetables (the cut end of celery or a design cut from a raw potato). 32. Save wrapping paper and bags from presents you receive to use for next year. If it’s ripped, cut out a clean square to use as a holiday card. 33. Decorate plain brown lunch bags with ribbon, cutout snowflakes or paper doilies.

34. Top packages with a doily, sprig of pine or a pine cone. 35. Use vintage or modern cookie tins wrapped with a single ribbon.

Purposeful Cards 36. Cut out elements from many cards. Create a brand new design, and glue to construction paper to use as a card next year. 37. Have kids frame the front of the card with popsicle sticks or beads to create a homemade ornament. 38. Create gift tags by cutting a design element from cards and affixing to a larger square or circle of card stock. Punch a hole in the cardstock and thread with ribbon. 39. If there is no writing behind the front photo, cut the card in half and use the front as a postcard. Draw a line down the middle; write the message to the left of the line, and place address on the left. Stamp and send like a typical postcard. 40. Hand-deliver cards instead of mailing –Erika A. Bruckner them.

Find 10 more ideas for trimming the tree and DIY decor at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com!

Have an idea? Share it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HappeningsMagazinePA or tweet us @HappeningsMag!

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Market Street, offering handmade crafts and traditional treats! Live music will be performed on outdoor stages. Kinder World offers treats for the kids, from solving puzzles and meeting Mrs. Claus to tree decorating and storytelling. The Children’s Lantern Parade will be on Friday at 5:45 p.m., and breakfast with the elves will be at 8:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Church. Older guests can enjoy a glass of Glüwein (Glow Wine) or German beer in the Christkindl Pub. A Live nativity and open-spring buggy rides add to the seasonal atmosphere. The festival opens from 4:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday and continues from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. 1-888-666-0877 www.MifflinburgChristkindl Market.com ▲

24th Annual Christkindl Market December 1315, Mifflinburg The oldest authentic Christkindl Market in the United States is inspired by a 700-year-old German festival. Over 100 vendor huts will take over Mifflinburg’s

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Magical Fireside Christmas Throughout December, Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor The Inn glows with holiday cheer. Enjoy facepainting, baby reindeer, arts and crafts and horse-and-carriage rides. Sit on Santa’s lap in the Fireside Lodge. Visit November 23 to December 22 (Fridays 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays noon to 8 p.m; December 23 to 30 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily). Admission is $5. Overnight packages include lodging, breakfast, admission to the festivities and elf turn-down service. 800-233-8150

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Koziar’s Christmas Village Thanksgiving to January 1, Bernville Now in its 65th year, one half-million Christmas lights make the village glow! Rated one of the Top Ten Travel Attractions in PA, indoor and outdoor displays include Christmas in the Jungle, Sea and Other Lands. Visit the Olde Church, Santa’s Post Office and the Bakery Shop. Stop by Santa Claus Lane to meet Santa! New this season, see a hand-crafted outdoor train display! Visit Monday through Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 5 to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Age 3 and under are free; kids 4 to 10 are $7; ages 11 to 64 are $9, and seniors are $8. 610-488-1110 www.KoziarsChristmasVillage.com

December. To celebrate Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, special surprises are in store! Street carolers and horse-drawn carriage rides are surrounded by decorated buildings. The Santa Parade kicks things off November 30, and the fun continues December 1 with a Santa Show at noon and Bach & Handel Chorale Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Join in the Mug walk on December 1, 8 and 15, and fill a limited-edition collector’s mug from the Gazebo at the Train Station with treats from participating businesses! December 7 brings a wine tasting at the Harry Packer Mansion. A Coal Country Christmas Carol will be presented at 1:30 p.m. on December 8. The 3rd Annual Christmas Paw Pet Costume Parade takes to the street on December 9 at 1 p.m. The Salvation Army Bell Choir will hold a free concert at the train station December 15 at 10:15 a.m. and 12:15

p.m. Master glass artist ornament demonstrations will take place December 16. Santa Train rides run each weekend. www.JimThorpeOldeTime Christmas.com

14th Annual Hawley Winterfest December 7-9, Hawley Dozens of places will host activities. Adults can take the Beer Tour to explore the nightlife at seven Lake Region Bars. Complete six flights on Friday or Saturday, and take home a collectors’ pilsner glass. Friday’s Winter Wines by the Lake at the Lake

Wallenpaupack Visitors Center features fireside entertainment and drinks from PA wineries. Gary Dillon will play at Ehrhardt’s Pub, Rockin X-Mas-John Curtain at Glass Wine Bar & Bistro at Ledges Hotel and Mick 2.102 at Gresham’s Chop House. Kids can enter the Marshmallow Snowman Contest at the Hawley Public Library. Have breakfast with Santa at The Boathouse Restaurant on Sunday. Tickets for the Holiday House Tour are available at the Potting Shed behind the Settlers Inn. The Hawley Silk Mill will host 25 regional artists in Continued on page 22

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(Continued from Page 21) the Holiday Artisans’ Fair. The Winterfest Brunch at the Settlers Inn features music by harpist Diane O’Malley. Art exhibits, craft workshops, demonstrations, live music, refreshments, book signings, horse and carriage rides and living nativity will also take place. 570-226-6246 www.HawleyWinterfest.com

Williamsport Tour of Lights December 14 to 17, Peter Herdic Transportation Museum, Williamsport The trolley tour embarks from the museum and takes guests through town to see holiday lights! 570-326-2500

Dickens of a Christmas December 1, Wellsboro The Gift December 14, 15 and 16, Back Mountain Harvest Assembly, Trucksville The free, large-scale production of “The Gift” is a holiday tradition as live actors and animals tell the Christmas story. New features are added every year to the outdoor performance (dress warmly). Refreshments are available. Performances are 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. 570-696-1128 www.BMHA.org

Main Street and surrounding streets will be transformed into a Victorian marketplace with food and gift items. Strolling musicians, dancers and thespians will entertain the crowds beginning at 9 a.m. The Dickens Players will sing and do readings on street corners and perform

at the Gmeiner Art Center at 12:30 p.m. At 5 p.m. a Peace Walk will lead from Packer Park into the tree lighting and carol sing at 5:30 p.m. on the Green. House tours, train excursions, concerts and craft shows add to the event. Most events take place on Saturday, but some also occur Friday and Sunday. 570-724-1926 www.WellsboroPA.com

Home for the Holidays December 8, Mansfield A 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., while Santa comes to town in a fire truck at 9:45. Kids can get free pictures with Santa from 10 a.m. to noon at First Citizens Bank, along with caroling and free hot chocolate. A Vendor Fair at the Mansfield Fire Hall, complete with children’s activities, will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Holiday Tree Lighting and caroling will Continued on page 24

11th Annual Christmas in our Hometown December 7 & 8, Tunkhannock The fun starts Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on East Tioga Street in Tunkhannock’s historic district; a tree-lighting will take place at 5:30 in front of People’s National Bank. Visitors can hop aboard a trolley to get to other festivities around town. Step back in time with strolling carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides and complimentary refreshments. Living window displays, model train display, tree lighting, ice carving, trolley rides and live entertainment keep the spirit up. Saturday’s fun will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. 570-687-1584 www.TunkhannockBusiness.com Creekside Gardens hosted pine cone birdfeeder making last year.


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December 26, 27 and 28, 2:00 & 7:30 P.M. Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University’s Gift to The Community Since 1976

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(Continued from Page 22) be at 5:30 p.m. at Smythe Park. Ralphie’s BB gun shoot, sales, caroling, remembrance ceremony, holiday trivia and pet pictures add to the festivities. 570-662-3442 www.Mansfield.org

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Tour six houses plus the Montgomery House Museum, all decked out for the holidays. The museum will feature a display of the Civil War at Christmas. Tourgoers can enjoy music and refreshments along the tour at their own pace from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. $15 tickets are available at the Iron Heritage Festival Company Store. 570-275-6700 www.IronHeritageFestival.net 24

Miracle on Market Street Throughout December, Lewisburg The town celebrates the season with a variety of holiday events. Try an ornament workshop, or special shopping nights tailored to the ladies or men. See a holiday train display; meet Santa, and watch free holiday movies! Wish List Wednesday is December 5; businesses keep wish lists for shoppers. Stores will be open until 7 p.m. with refreshments. Holiday Tree lighting is December 6 at 7 p.m.; Victorian holiday parade is December 8 at 1 p.m. Grinch Day is December 10! Have breakfast with the Grinch; learn creative dance to music from the movie; read the book, and then watch the free movie! 570-523-1743 www.LewisburgPA.com

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orated for the holidays; tours run December 10 to 22 at 1 and 3 p.m. December 8 and 9 bring “A Christmas Carol” Dramatic Reading to Grey Towers at 2 p.m. by the Plummer family. Kindred Spirits Arts Program will present Renaissance Celebration of Christmas with the Bachelor Consort at the Milford Theater December 15 at 5:30 p.m., complete with music and dance in period costumes. 570-296-9630 www.GreyTowers.org 570-409-1269 www.KindredSpiritsPrograms.org Merry Tuba Christmas December 8, Stroudsburg Hosted by East Stroudsburg University Students, this musical event will begin at 7 p.m. around Courthouse Square. www.Stroudsburg.net continued on page 26 December 2012


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Christmas In Bethlehem Throughout December, Bethlehem The Christmas City lives up to its name as the town is decorated for the season. Christkindlmarkt, under heated tents, was recognized as one of the top holiday markets in the world. It’s open Thursdays through Sundays until December 23 for its 20th anniversary season (Thursdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.). Visitors can enjoy live music, German and Austrian food, makeyour-own glass ornaments, ice sculpting, photos with St. Nicholas and artisan items from over 125 vendors each week. Daily admission for ages 13 and older is $8; season pass is $18. 610-332-3378 Christmas at SteelStacks will be held through December

31. Guests stroll the walkways draped in holiday lights and 1930s-era decorations. At 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m., there will be a holiday-themed music and light show on the former Bethlehem Steel blast furnaces, the iconic, eight-storytall structures from which SteelStacks takes its name. Visitors can Honesdale Nicole W. Little enjoy horse-drawn carriage and wagonette rides through Bethlehem’s historic South Side and free Christmas City Trolley rides Thursdays through Sundays. Christmas-themed walking tours and bus tours take visitors back in time. Kids can meet St. Nick over

breakfast on December 1, 8 and 15. Live performances include Clay Aiken (Dec. 4), Christmas 1944 (Dec. 1 and 6 to 9), The Celtic Tenors (Dec. 13), A Chapin Family Christmas (Dec. 15), Jimmy and the Parrots (Dec. 27) and PEEPS Fest complete with a New Year’s Eve PEEPS Chick Drop (Dec. 30 & 31). www.ChristmasCity.org

Honesdale for the Holiday Throughout December, Honesdale December 1 brings an open house at local businesses from 9 a.m. to noon. Highlights for Children will have treats, entertainment, art show, crafts, storytelling, sing-alongs and a surprise gift for kids at their 21st

Annual Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kids can enjoy hot cocoa and donuts with Santa and friends at Papa’s Primo Pizza at 9 a.m. Christmas in the Village at Bethany from 2 to 4 p.m. will feature a children’s party with Santa at the Bethany Public Library, continued on page 28

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Christmas in Montrose November 30 to December 2, Montrose The Annual Chocolates by Leopold Santa Roll at 5 p.m. on Friday features the making of a three-foot, chocolate Santa! Kids help roll the

the courthouse steps from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday as well as free movie showings! The Library Book Sale will be noon to 7 p.m. at the Inn at Montrose, while the Festival of Christmas Trees will be 2 to 4 pm. at the Rosemont Inn. Santa Parade kicks off at 6:30 p.m., after which people can enjoy cookies, cider, s’mores and hot chocolate with Santa at the Fire Department! Sunday will feature the Montrose Community Chorale Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. www.Facebook.com/Christ masInMonrose

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Christmas in the Pioneer City December 1 to 15, Carbondale Santa kicks of this month’s festivities on December 1 with the big man’s entrance at the train station at 10 a.m. Kids will receive a special gift, create crafts and continued on page 30 Carbondale Classic Voices

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(Continued from Page 28) enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. Stop by the Carbondale Public Library afterwards for ornament making, raffles and refreshments. At 4 p.m. the Dickens Dinner at Trinity Episcopal church serves hors d’oeuvres and meal with Dickens’ characters singing, vignettes and trivia. The Carbondale Historical Society Christmas Dinner Party will be on December 4 with an a capella musical ensemble, Classic Voices. Berean Baptist Church presents a free Crystal Band Concert on December 9 at 7 p.m. Join the holiday fun with the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Downs at Carbondale with hors d’oeuvres, drinks, free handicapping tournament with prizes and silent auction. December 15 brings Classic Voices:“A Christmas Journey in Son” at the Chamber at 7:30 p.m. 570-282-1690 570-282-4632 www.CarbondaleChamber.org

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Gingerbread Weekends, December 7 to 9, 14 to 16 and 21 to 23. See the lifesize gingerbread house, and learn how to make your own version. Enjoy cookies, hot wassail, stories, Victorian caroling and family-friendly events. Parents can watch holiday culinary presentations, while kids meet Santa for a fireside reading of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.”The Doug Smith Trio will play on December 21 and Touch of Classics on December 22. 1-800-345-7759 www.Skytop.com

Yuletide in Wheatland Through December 29, Lancaster A holiday journey includes a visit to St. Nick’s Workshop and the North Pole. Loosely based on the classic tale,”’Twas the Night Before Lancaster Christmas,” it brings Christmas magic to the historic setting of President James Buchanan's Wheatland. 717-392-8721 www.LancasterHistory.org

Festival of Trees December 14 to 31, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton A forest of uniquely decorated trees will reside in the museum, each decorated by a business or community organization according to the theme “Green Christmas.”The opening reception will be Friday, December 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. featuring appetizers and holiday music. Awards will be given for first through third place, honorable mention and people’s choice. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots. 570-963-6590 –Erika A. Bruckner HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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2nd Annual Wreaths Around Tunkhannock Tunkhannock businesses are decked out in wreaths this month as part of the Wreaths Around Tunkhannock event. This is the second year for the contest, presented by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association.

How It Works Businesses participating in Wreaths Around Tunkhannock will decorate a wreath in a distinct theme and put it on display. To participate in the contest, patrons must get an entry card, available at all participating businesses, and visit six different locations to identify the wreath theme. Nancy Parlo, TBPA coordinator, says participating businesses are split into two categories - businesses in the historic district along Tioga Street and businesses in other parts of Tunkhannock. Participants must visit three

businesses from each category and identify the wreath theme at each one.

Enter To WIN! Completed entry cards may be dropped off at the office of the Wyoming County Press Examiner on Tioga Street. Each week, two cards will be drawn at random, and the winners will receive $300 each in gift cards to participating Tunkhannock businesses.“Both participants and businesses had great fun last year,” Parlo says.“One of the winners last year visited all the participating businesses with family members, so they could learn what each had to offer.”

Wreaths Around Tunkhannock Participants Beads and Baubles Mary-Go-Round Sassy Albert Soaps Jennifer L. Gifts and Antiques Paradise Gifts Monzie’s Floral Design and Friends Dietrich Theater Popcorn, Etc Greenwood’s Furniture Wyoming County Press Examiner Eclectic Heart

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Parlo hopes the holiday contest will get shoppers out and about in Tunkhannock to see all that the local businesses have to offer. “Tunkhannock is a great place to shop all year round, not just at Christmas,” Parlo says. “We hope to encourage people to visit and shop at the many businesses throughout Tunkhannock.” Wreaths Around Tunkhannock will continue until December 15. Visit www.Tunkhannock Business.com

Tunkhannock Public Library J. R’s Hallmark Endless Mountains Quiltworks Wisnosky Jewelers Whipple Performing Arts Studio Shadowbrook Resort Creekside Gardens Still Chic Boutique Purkey’s Pink Apple Restaurant The Finan Detail Melange-A Country Concoction McCain Electric Majestic III Salon Earthy Eats and More Keystone Truck Caps

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Candlelight Christmas Inn Tour December 1, 3:30 to 7 p.m. Spring Lake Inn, Spring Lake, New Jersey Enjoy complimentary tea from 2 to 3:30 p.m. There will be a Christmas Boutique in The Ocean House and Christmas caroling at Holy Trinity Church. Have dinner at one of Spring Lake’s restaurants, and then see “Scrooge” at the Spring Lake Theater. Guests who spend the weekend at one of Spring Lake’s Bed & Breakfasts will receive complimentary Christmas Tour Tickets. 732-449-0577/752-449-9090 www.HistoricInnsOfSpringLake.com.

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Can’t-Miss Events Tailgate for Kids December 15, 1 to 4 p.m., St. Mary’s Center, Scranton Mat McGloin, Penn State University quarterback, his teammates and other PSU notables will run drills and pass footballs with kids. Tailgate-themed foods, live entertainment and raffles with autographed sports memorabilia will add to the family fun! Admission is $10 and free for kids under 12. Later that day, the PSU celebrities will join guests for a cocktail reception with hot hors d’oeuvres, carving stations, open bar, raffles and live music from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $50. Funds benefit Children’s Advocacy Center, which serves children who have experienced abuse. 570-969-7313 www.CACNEPA.org

December 13, 7:30 p.m. State Theatre, Easton Nebraska Theatre Caravan will present its stage production of Charles Dickens’“A Christmas Carol” as part of the Butz Broadway Performance Series. The fully staged musical has become a holiday tradition, with carols such as “Away In a Manger,”“God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,”“Here We Come A-Wassailing” and more. The story will feature the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge and other memorable characters from the classic 1843 novel. Tickets are $50 and $45. 1-800-999-STATE / 610-252-3132 www.StateTheatre.org

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Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Marywood University will present the 37th annual performances of “The Nutcracker.” The performances, given free as a holiday gift to the community since 1976, are scheduled at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Artistic Director Joanne Arduino carries on the tradition, first started by the late Constance Reynolds. Dancers from Ballet Theatre, accompanied by two guest dancers from New York City and professional theater technicians will present this production complete with a 20-foot Christmas tree, falling snow and music of Tchaikovsky. Reserved tickets are available at the Marywood box office two hours prior to the specific performance. 570-347-2867.

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Chanukah Celebrations

Festival of Lights in Northeast PA 2012 Community Chanukah Dinner December 11, 4:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre Mayrutz Run begins at 4:30 p.m., and the outdoor candle lighting will take place at 5 p.m. Dinner will be served directly after the 5:15 indoor candle lighting and will feature BBQ chicken, potato pancakes and more. JCC/Temple Israel’s Children’s Choir will perform, and there will be a Chanukah Sing-A-Long with Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Cantor Ahron Abraham. Cost is $17 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for children under 12, and children under 3 are free. 570-824-4646

La Fiesta Chanukah December 12, 5:30 p.m. Jewish Community Center, Scranton Feast on Glatt Kosher Mexican Food, and enjoy entertainment, games and candle lighting. Admission is $25 for families, $5 for adults and $3 for kids and seniors. 570-346-6595 www.ScrantonJCC.org

Annual Menorah Lighting December 13, 5:30 p.m. Courthouse Square, Stroudsburg Warm Latkes, doughnuts and a chocolate “Chanukah gelt” will be available. While last year’s Menorah was made of ice, this year’s will be made from balloons. info@jewishpoconos.com 570-420-8655 40

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Deb Peterson, Executive Director of Voluntary Action Center and President of Kiwanis Club of Scranton

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t has been my privilege to work in the nonprofit sector since the 1980s. Throughout my career I have experienced firsthand how generous the people of Northeast PA are with their time and resources.

benefits from volunteer activities.

munity aid faces uncertainty. At times of financial stress, government entities and some corporations may become more pragmatic about where they spend their money. As agency budgets get tighter, the needs for services are greater. During hard times, it is often the volunteer who provides shelter, meals or kind words that encourage a child

Face of Volunteering In decades past, community volunteers were assumed to be seniors, stay-at-home mothers and single women. Volunteering has always been shaped by changes in Volunteering is so pervasive in the United States that it can demographics, family composition, be observed in almost every aspect of life. Since volunteer- employment and economing becomes second nature, its cumulative impact is often ics. Today’s volunteers discounted. This region’s volunteer base stretches beyond include a broad range the area of social welfare to political, cultural and environ- of citizens– veterans, mental causes. men, older Value of Volunteering adults, In the United States today, young 83.9 million adults volunteer, adults, according to Independent teens, colSector. Their contribution is lege stu- Deb Peterson (right) with fellow Ki socks for the worth $239 billion. In PA wan dents, long project "Make a Difference Day is members collecting sp " Project. The alone, the dollar value of a on sored by Volu new socks to monthBaby ntary Ac donate to hu volunteer hour is over $21. man service tion Center collects agencies. Boomers This value is based on the and Millennials. average hourly earnings of all Organizations are challenged to smile. As the holiday seaproduction and non-supervi- to re-brand volunteer proson approaches, our communisory workers on private nongrams to attract a particular ty is blessed with countless farm payrolls increased by 12 demographic base. Another volunteers. The Christmas percent to estimate fringe trend is the need for skillHoliday Bureau is one example benefits. While consumers based or disaster response of how an entire community obviously reap benefits, one volunteering. Corporate rallies to support families in intrinsic value to the volunAmerica infuses community need. Volunteering is how cititeer is that it leads to better service into their mission zens take charge of their own health. Current research supstatements and lends skilled futures and stand for what ports the common thought workers to nonprofit organithey believe. that those who give of them- zations and causes. selves also receive. Older volDeb Peterson, Executive Director Future of Volunteering unteers and recent retirees of Voluntary Action Center and Now, face to face with a are most likely to receive President of Kiwanis Club of worldwide recession, comphysical and mental health Scranton

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Get the Holidays on the

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odel trains under the tree are as synonymous with the holidays as gift wrap and Santa Claus! Since 1977, Grzyboski's Train Store in Scranton has been the go-to destination for all things Lionel.

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Grzyboski’s has trains that go back generations. In fact, when Lionel wants to showcase a train of the past, they turn to Grzyboski’s because their collection goes back further than Lionel’s own inventory! In 2007, Lionel celebrated Grzyboski’s as a

Grzyboski’s Train Store Brings Fun Family Tradition Top 10 Dealer with 30 years of Lionel products with a Commemorative Limited Edition Boxcar. Theresa and Joe Grzyboski, Jr. opened the store because of Joe’s lifelong love affair with Lionel trains. continued on page 46.

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“I was fascinated by trains as a young boy,” Grzyboski recalls. He would visit family at the holidays, looking wide-eyed at their train layouts, which cemented trains as a holiday tradition. When Grzyboski’s son Joe III was born before Christmas in 1976, his dad sparked his love of trains immediately with the purchase of a The Lionel 8551 Engine called “The Little Joe.” In the 1950s, Grzyboski’s love of model railroading was not unique. In 1952, Lionel made 622,209 model locomotives and 2,460,700 model freight cars in comparison to the full-sized railroad that manufactured 43,000 locomotives and 1.8 million freight cars. Grzyboski recommends the Horseshoe Curve set or the Three Rivers set for young enthusiasts, because of the good engine, real rail sounds and a die-cast tender. He believes trains were meant to be used and discourages keeping them in a box, recommending,“Enjoy them. Have fun with your family; spend time together.” Call 570-451-1700 or visit www.GryzboskisTrains.com –Kieran O’Brien Kern

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Train-Centric Seasonal Events

Christmas in a Small Town & Santa Train Santa will arrive aboard a train on December 1, stopping at small towns to listen to wishes. Families can meet Santa and enjoy refreshments, live entertainment and activities. The train will stop at the Carbondale Train station at 10:30 a.m., the Archbald Train Station at 11:35 a.m., the Jessup Train Station at 12:20 p.m., the Olyphant Train Station at 1 p.m., The Dickson City Train Station at 1:45 p.m. and the State Office Building parking lot in Scranton at 2:45 p.m. 570-963-6730 www.LHVA.org

Miniature Memories Miniature Memories, on the second floor in the Mall at Steamtown in Scranton, was created by the late Don Clark 36 years ago. The layout is family owned, featuring prominent buildings in Scranton such as the Scranton Cultural Center and The Radisson Lackawanna Station. It is HO gauge and 98 percent handmade by Clark. Admission is free, but donations are accepted for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and the Christmas Holiday Bureau. It is open Wednesday to Sunday noon to 4 p.m. www.DCMiniatureMemories.com

Meet Thomas and Friends Thomas and Friends will roll into the Mall at Steamtown on December 8 as part of WVIA events with Debby the Clubhouse Mom. Meet and greets are at 11 a.m., 12:30 and 2 pm. www.TheMallAtSteamtown.com www.WVIA.org

Christmas Season Train Open House On Saturdays and Sundays in December, the Milton Model Train Museum in Milton hosts operating O-Gauge scaled model trains and interactive scenes featuring the town’s landmarks. Stop in from noon to 5 p.m. to see a 20 by 60foot presentation that resembles Milton in the 1950s and 1960s! 570-412-1653 www.MiltonModelTrainMuseum.org HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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

Reserve our cabin in the woods in the heart of the Poconos. Stone fireplace, wood paneling, canopy bed with TV, Jacuzzi for two, covered deck and balcony. Nearby find a spa, casino, antiquing, outlet shopping, skiing & sleigh riding. Enjoy our pub and restaurant. Super Pasta Night every Wednesday! Paradise Valley. Cresco, PA 800-392-9400. www.CrescentLodge.com THE FRENCH MANOR– Romantic country inn modeled after a French chateau. Gourmet French cuisine, excellent wines. AAA 4Diamond Award Winner for lodging & dining. Luxurious suites with fireplace, Jacuzzis & balcony. New GREEN spa, Le Spa Foret. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, couples’ massage suite, fireplace, pedicures & more. South Sterling, PA. 1-877-720-6090. www.TheFrenchManor.com. THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE– Enjoy a peaceful stay at this historic 1819 Federal-style house two miles north of Honesdale, PA.Three guest rooms, each with private baths, central AC,TV and WI-FI, feature handmade quilts and antiques. Hearty breakfasts include home-baked goodies served with genuine PA Dutch hospitality. Bethany, PA. 570-253-5573. www.JamesManningHouse.com

MOUNTAINTOP LODGE- Lake Naomi Club, Northeast’s only Five-Star Platinum Club Community has reopened the newly purchased, totally refurbished, 14room mountain-style Bed & Breakfast retreat. Full gourmet breakfast and temporary membership to the prestigious Lake Naomi Club included. Full Coffee/Pastry open to the public. Rte 940 Pocono Pines, PA. 570-646-6636 or 855-LNLODGE. www.MountaintopLodge.com

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

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STONE BRIDGE INN & RESTAURANT– European-style inn, restaurant & tavern in a spectacular country setting. 13 charming rooms, with private baths,TV, A/C, several with fireplaces, free WI-FI. Continental breakfast, indoor pool/hot tub, horseback riding. Excellent dinner cuisine. Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9200. www.Stone-Bridge-Inn.com.

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Holiday Design Advice from Skytop Resort

he natural beauty of Skytop Resort in Skytop, PA gets accented with seasonal décor for the holidays, from a life-size gingerbread house to a snow-covered forest. According to Kate Lewis, Skytop’s creative director, “Each area features its own unique twist, so guests get a different experience around every turn.” She shares expert decorating tips that translate from the resort to your home.

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“Everything should be done on a larger scale outside. Garlands should be thicker; ornaments should be extra large,” Lewis advises. 2. Consider the home’s style and architectural detail. Accentuate its lines by framing the roof lines in strands of lights. 3. Make a welcoming statement. Flowers and plants help create a warm

entrance or living room. Lewis suggests paperwhites, phalaenopsis orchids and amaryllis in a gold or mosscovered container to warm up any room. Add ornaments to the bottom of the pots to tie them into the décor. 4. Add another dimension. When decorating the tree, weave lights in and out of the branches for a multidimensional look. 5. Create a focal point. Lewis’ favorite mantle at Skytop featured paperwhite plants and was covered in Continued on page 51.

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6. Set the table. Use smaller collections of fruits, flowers and found objects along the length of the table. Details like books, branches, ornaments and mismatched containers add visual interest to the tablescape. 7. Light it up. Lewis can’t stress the power of candles to make a dining room feel warm and inviting. For an inexpensive idea, include votive candles in mason jars. Visit www.skytop.com or call 570-595-7401.

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Getaway❄Ideas lanning a trip during the colder months can offer some perks and conveniences to make your experience even more enjoyable. Debbie Pratt, office manager of Abington Travel, says scheduling a trip to Europe or the Caribbean shortly after the holiday season will offer less expensive airfare and less crowded tourist attractions. “We find a lot of people book their winter holidays early, so they have something to look forward to after the hustle and bustle of the holidays,” said Pratt.“They enjoy relaxing on the beach or the deck of a ship in the Caribbean and decompressing in January or February!”

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Calling All Brides to Be! Save the Date for Woodloch Resort’s Bridal Showcase he dress, the cake, the florist, the music… “A bridal show is the perfect place to handle all these details,” says Woodloch’s Wedding Coordinator Cara Stokowski. Woodloch Resort’s Bridal Showcase on January 27 from noon to 4 p.m. will host over 40 vendors to help brides navigate the details of their big day. “The show is a great way for brides to chat with different vendors in person,” continues Stokowski. While brides-to-be are getting help and ideas for their wedding, they can enjoy butlered Hors D’oeuvres, a signature cocktail, entertainment and giveaways. Over 500 people are expected to attend the event at the Inn at Woodloch Pines Resort in Hawley.

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SLEEPING with DOG TAGS Memoir Brings the Military Spouse Experience Home tour in Iraq. When Olson became ill, Erik called and emailed her whenever possible. She was struck

he words “wartime memoir” elicit visions of soldiers on the frontlines. “Sleeping with Dog Tags” by Tiffany Cloud Olson, a resident of Conyngham, PA, illustrates the fight that occurs not in Iraq or Afghanistan, but here at home with families of soldiers.

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She didn’t know what was happening in her new husband’s life; she couldn’t control when he could call or return home. For this educated business woman, relinquishing control and being uninformed was painful. Olson was awed by the support she received, and made it a priority to be supportive of her spouse by filling him in on hometown news. She says he loves Northeast PA because of the outdoors, quiet, serenity and the kindness of the people.“It’s a wonderful place to come home to,” she says. During his three tours of duty, Erik was injured six times. Through the uncertainty, fear and doubt, writing was Olson’s way of coping. “I’m grateful that writing is something I enjoy.” She published the book to show the perspective on war from the eyes of the spouses and families who live it on the home front. Find “Sleeping With Dog Tags” at Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. A portion of proceeds will benefit Rolling Angels, an organization that supports soldiers, vets and their fami–Kieran O’Brien Kern lies.

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HolidayGift Guide Bling in the Season! Exquisite ring crafted in 14k polished white gold and 3.55 carats of pave diamonds. Retail: $3,495 Available at: Glint of Gold, Scranton

Make a Scene! School masters desk ($28), large holiday candle ($18), small holiday candle ($10), Victorian clock ($70), painting ($25). Available at: Jennifer L. Gifts & Antiques, Tunkhannock

Personalize It Nameplate necklace available in sterling silver, gold plate (shown) or rose plate. Retail: Holiday special, $150 Available at: Boccardo Jewelers, Scranton

Top it Off! An array of hats and scarves in multiple styles and prints. Retail: $18.99-$35.99 Available at: J.R’s Hallmark, Tukhannock

Warm Wishes! Solemate Socks...life's too short for matching socks! Sizes kid through adult. Retail: $17-$19 Available at: Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock


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HolidayGift Guide All is Bright! Tacori’s new Island Rain Fashion Lifestyle Collection hand crafted in Sterling silver & 18K gold. Retail: Starting at $210 Available at: Steve Pronko Diamonds in Dickson City and Clarks Summit.

Say Volumes Monkey Business Go Sock Monkey Silly with locally and USA-made hats, blankets, apparel and accessories. Retail: $2-$49 Available at: Cloe & Co, Clarks Summit

Moroccan leather day planners, address books and lined journals. Retail: $12.95-$29.95 Available at: Sunflower Hollow, Honesdale

Wheel Cool! Retro Scooter from Janod. Wooden balance bike helps children to learn how to maintain their balance and ride a bicycle without training wheels. Retail: $95 Available at: Waverly General Store, Waverly

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HolidayGift Guide Hang a Shining Star Dinner is Served!

Full sets of China. Retail: From $75 to $350 Available at: Olde Barn Centre, Pennsdale

Crystal Persuasion Collection created with beautiful Austrian Crystal set in Sterling Silver. Available in earrings, necklaces, rings and beads for charm bracelets. Retail: Pendant: $97; Earrings: $93 Available at: Roth Jewelers, Dallas

Pop Goes the Holiday

Kameleon Sterling Silver jewelry with interchangeable "jewel pops" Retail: Starting at $50. Available at Wisnosky Jewelers, Tunkhannock

Comfort & Joy

The classic Morris Chair by Stickley. Painstakingly crafted, unrivaled in durability, comfort and beauty. Retail: Starting at $2199 Available at: Penn Furniture, Scranton

Eat, Drink & Be Merry!

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THE MALL AT STEAMTOWN Magic Shows! December 1, 9, 15 & 23 • 1 & 3 p.m Thomas the Train December 8 Meet & Greet times 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 2 p.m.

Face Painting every Tuesday Night • 6 -7:30 p.m. Live Petting Zoo December 8 & 22 noon-3 p.m.

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

300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton (570) 343-3400

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Holiday Gift Guide Wrap it Up! Double curve chain bracelet 7.5� with medium round gold tone matte pendant and attached pearl charm. Add on charms and pendants available. Retail: $48 Available at: Bella Faccias, Scranton

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SHOPPING

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Local this Holiday Season And Keep Communities Strong

oes your dollar make a difference? Local professionals say it does. Patronizing local stores this holiday season– and year round– provides a boost for the local economy and also helps keep communities strong, local business professionals say.

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hire our neighbors; we hire our community.” Kaplan says organizations like ABPA exist largely to give back to the community. When peo-

Benefits to the Community Barry Kaplan, president of the Abington Business and Professional Association (ABPA), says local stores are essential for many reasons, including jobs. “Local businesses provide more jobs in the United States than corporate America does,” Kaplan explains.“We

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ple shop locally, they not only help keep their local businesses and service providers alive, but they also preserve their own downtowns.“People need services; they need viable businesses; they need their local economy to be healthy,” Kaplan says. “When people shop locally, money stays locally.” Benefits to Consumers Shoppers directly benefit from shopping at locally owned stores. Kaplan says customers receive a higher level of servcontinued on page 68.

Barry Kaplan, coowner of Everything Natural , with one of his favorite locally made products, Spring Hill Maple Syrup from Dalton.

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Sterling silver charms from $25

Free Gift with Purchase For the Month of December Receive a PANDORA holiday ornament (a $30 US retail value) with your purchase of $125 or more of PANDORA jewelry.* *Good while supplies last, limit one per customer. See our store for details.

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ice from knowledgeable store owners and staff members who are passionate about the products and services they offer. It is a misconception that these products and services cost more than those available at national chains.“Often people think a local or small business is going to be more expensive,” Kaplan says.“They have to provide good service and good quality at good prices. If they don’t– they won’t make it.” Nancy Parlo, Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association coordinator,

believes shoppers enjoy the individualized attention and charm they get from local stores, particularly during the busy holiday shopping season. “I think that standing in line for hours in the middle of the night to be the first to get an advertised item is far from convenient! What a contrast to entering a beautifully decorated store, selecting a unique item and getting it distinctively gift wrapped,” Parlo says. Benefits of Relationships Local business owners and their patrons get to know

each other. Beyond the distinct offerings and friendly, hometown service, local businesses and their clients forge a sense of community. “The importance of shopping locally and supporting another area resident was really driven home after the flooding last year,” Parlo says.“Business owners helped one another, and customers came out to help with clean-up. That support had a big impact on businesses and area residents alike.” –Danielle Del Prete

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Be Joyful Make Every Day a Holiday

Holiday Health. Holiday Food. Holiday Gifts. The Everything Natural Gift Card. For all the things Santa needs ... and all the things he forgot. Holiday Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-9, Sunday 12-5

Clarks Summit 586.9684 • www.everythingnaturalpa.com

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How to Protect Yourself Online ick Maloney, coordinator and instructor at Scranton Public Library’s Computer Learning Lab, offers expert tips for more secure surfing on the Internet.

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Security While most Internet Service Providers provide a security suite as a “free” service, there are many other security software options ranging from free to subscriptions of $80 or more annually. I personally recommend and use the free antivirus/firewall suite available from www.zonealarm.com.

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Identity There is one threat these software packages cannot protect you against – identity theft. I strongly recommend visiting the Federal Trade Commission website for more (www.ftc.gov). Services that protect you against identity theft include LifeLock, IdentityGuard, TrustedID and PrivacyGuard. These too come in various degrees of protection at varying prices. For a comparison visit www.NextAdvisor.com. Link to these sites at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com!

The internet offers us a world of information and entertainment, right at our fingertips and in the comfort of our own homes. But with this convenience comes risk. Are you practicing “safe surfing” of the Internet? Simply viewing webpage content and videos can put your computer’s health and your personal information at risk. At the very least, any computer connected to the web needs a good antivirus/anti-malware program and a good firewall.

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Bakers Rise to the Occasion Historical Baking Contest Winners

ecently, the Columns Museum in Milford and the Pike County Historical Society hosted a historical-inspired baked goods contest. Entrants baked foods to represent the history of Pike county.

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Grace D’Agostino, an intern at the Columns Museum, started the concept by baking cookies in the shape of a noose to represent the only public hanging in Milford’s history. Awards were given for Best Historical, Most Creative and Best Tasting. Best Historical winner David Schultz (left) baked a replica of the blood-stained “Lincoln Flag” on display at the Museum. Most Creative winner Grace D’Agostino baked Herman Schultz noose cookies. Best Tasting winner Christopher Walsh’s victrola cookies were victorious. The Columns Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Call 570-296-8126 or visit www.pikecountyhistoricalsociety.org. –Vincent Mecca

White’s Country Floral

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Save Energy & Money at Home Home Energy Audit Seminar ow much energy are you wasting in your home? A seminar presented at Lackawanna College Environmental Institute helped attendees answer this question. The educational workshop was part of a series of lectures that focuses on conservation and sustainability issues. Jeff Kilmer, owner of Green Field Energy Solutions, explained the benefits of whole house audits.

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the output. Auditors check insulation levels, appliance age and condition, water fixAn energy audit is a comprehensive ture consumption, lighting methods, indoor inspection and analysis of the energy air quality contributors and homeowner flow in a building, which offers options to habits relating to energy use. Participants reduce the amount of energy input into receive a detailed explanation of the findthe system without negatively affecting ings and a prioritized report with recomcontinued on page 76

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Santa knows who’s been good. We’re all decked out for the holidays. Christmas motif for the whole house & ornaments on sale, gourmet food, & all your baking needs. Open House Dec. 8 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Free gift wrap, gourmet sampling & gift with purchase ‘ Extra shopping Mondays 9:30-3 p.m. now thru Dec. 24

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(Continued from page 74) mended remedial actions, along with information on current rebate programs with local utilities. Homeowners who make the recommended improvements can increase their home’s energy efficiency, which will in turn lower bills, reduce impact on the environment and increase overall comfort. “Every homeowner should have an audit performed,” says Kilmer.“This is a way to measure a home’s performance and find problems such as air leaks and mold issues, and learn remediation such as insulation, sealing, reducing energy consumption with lighting and upgrades with appliances. Think of it as a

tune up for your home.” Kilmer also leads discussions about producing renewable energy, reducing operating costs through energy conservation and capturing the opportunity to produce your own energy with solar PV. For current adult and children’s programs at Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, housed on the Moffat Estate in Covington Township, call 570-842-1678 or visit www.Lackawanna.edu/EnvironmentalInstitute –Casey Phillips

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MICHAEL J. TERRERY, D.M.D ROUTE 611 • FOUNTAIN COURT, SUITE 14 BARTONSVILLE, PA 570-629-1300 • WWW.TERRERYDENTAL.COM Participating with most PPO insurances

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Wishing you and yours, peace and joy during this holiday season and throughout the year.

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

CLOE & Company- Peruse through many locally handcrafted & AMERICAN MADE wares. We are one of the only shoppes in the area dedicated to offering American made goodsantiques, vintage jewelry, handcrafted or manufactured items. We do Estate Sales. Hours: Tues.Sat. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wed. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. 410 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-587-2563. 11 West Tioga Street Tunkhannock PA 570.836.2514

TUES-THURS & SAT:11-5 • FRI 11-6 • SUN 12-4

Affordable Elegance

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

Mary’s Home Furnishings– 10766 State Route 29, South Montrose PA. Antiques– Privately owned and operated. Oak and country furniture (1800s-1900s). Vintage accessories - lamps, linens, early prints & frames. Country kitchen cabinets, tables & kitchenware. Original local art. Postcards, books, much more. Hours, call Mary B. Gere, Owner– 570-278-2187 www.antiquessusqco.com/marys

Olde Barn Centre/Antiques & Such-

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An 1860s Quaker Barn filled with antique furniture of all periods. 12 antique dealers with treasures & collectibles for your home. Credit cards and layaway welcome. 1605 Rte. 220 Highway, Pennsdale. 1 mile east of exit 15 of I-180. Open daily 10-5. Info: 570-546-7493 or www.oldebarncentre.com

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ake this holiday special with a visit to an authentic Pennsylvania Barn in a beautiful country setting. Find everything on your wish list at the largest store of antiques and accessories in NEPA. Stop by this holiday season and meet our Red Fox Lab, Lucy.

1494 Fairview Road Clarks Summit, PA

From I-81: Take Waverly Exit 197 Going North: right at end of ramp, then the next two rights Going South: left at end of ramps, then the next two rights

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GIVINGBACK

GREAT GIVING Contest 2012 Philanthropic Companies Honored Happenings Magazine asked regional businesses to share how they give back to the community. Of all self-nominated entries, the following deserve recognition for philanthropic efforts.

Large Company Winner: PNC Bank (700 regional employees) PNC invests over $1million in contributions and sponsorships in Northeast PA. PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million, multi-year initiative, began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life. The initiative supports early childhood education through advocacy, awareness, volunteerism and financial support. Led by regional president, Pete Danchak, employees are encouraged to serve non-profit organizations. Danchak has made early childhood education a priority and serves as co-chair of the state's Early Learning Investment Commission, advocating for the importance of early childhood education with fellow business leaders and legislators.

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Small Company Winner: Frailey Insurance and Financial Services, Stroudsburg (12 employees) Frailey Insurance raised money to help low-income families achieve lasting independence, families with children and young adults facing serious chronic illnesses and a newly established breast cancer fund. Owner Michael J. Frailey constantly encourages his staff to give back. During the Christmas holiday, they also support Operation Christmas Child, a faith-based organization that provides for needy children worldwide. Frailey also helps purchase gifts for senior citizens through their Angels for Aging program.

Burkavage Design Associates was named the 2012 AFP Outstanding Corporation. At the University of Scranton they

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GIVINGBACK (Continued from page 80) Responsibility. Last year alone, BDA contributed 18 percent of its pretax income to non-profit organizations. Corporate Policy encourages employees to volunteer. Employees may attend meetings and perform volunteer tasks on company time and ultimately donate many hours of pro-bono advice and design work to local non-profit organizations. M & T Bank is recognized as the 2012 AFP Outstanding Foundation and has also been recog-

nized as one of the top charitable companies in the United States. Bank employees supply millions of dollars yearly to a wide range of community-based organizations. They have contributed nearly $133 million in charitable contributions over the past ten years. Employees donate an average of 333,000 hours per year in volunteer service. M & T

Charitable Foundation’s local gifts include $50,000 for the Wilkes-Barre YMCA, $50,000 for Misericordia University (pictured below) and funding to Wyoming Valley Children’s Association, the Kirby Center and universities. Read more about individual Philanthropy Day Awards at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com!

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Look What’s Made in PA! Runco Machining & Rigging, Lake Winola For over 30 years, the company has delivered comprehensive results in manufacturing, maintenance and professional services to the industrial community. The Lake Winola location employs about 50 people, and there are additional locations in St. Augustine, FL and Albany, GA. The company’s products are shipped worldwide. Arlington Industries, Scranton Since 1949, Arlington Industries has been a leading manufacturer of traditional metallic and non-metallic connectors and fittings, as well as a leader and innovator in developing electrical and communications products. The five-acre plant employs hundreds of people, and its products are sold in the Unites States and Canada.

Pecal Industries Inc., Scranton/Moscow Pecal Industries Inc. has been designing and manufacturing mortar-training ammunition for the US Army and international governments since 1981. Their products are made in the Scranton and Moscow facilities and shipped worldwide. They currently employ between 50 and 100 people. Acker Drill, Scranton Established in 1917, Acker Drill manufactures superlative hydraulic and mechanical drill rings and is one of the largest drilling consumables producers in North America. Their products are exported worldwide, and they currently employ between 20 and 49 people in their Scranton facility.

NEPA’s Premier Family-Owned, Full-Service Stove & Fireplace Shop Complete Sales & Service Fireplaces Stoves • Inserts Metal Chimneys Marble & Granite Facings Wood Mantels Skidded Wood Pellets Skidded Chestnut & Rice Coal Visit us at one of our two locations: 130 Narrows Road, Route 11, Larksville, PA 7 Woody’s Place (off Route 6) Honesdale, PA 1-800-468-7855 www.woodysfireplace.com

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Major lines of furniture, executive furnishings & authentic oriental rugs, all at drastic reductions.

Baker Henredon Milling Road Century Drexel Heritage Ralph Lauren Hancock & Moore Lexington Thomasville

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HOLIDAY FAVORS, GIFT BASKETS AND TRAYS!

Daily Thanksgiving thru Dec. 24 Mon. - Fri. 12 - 5 • Sat. - Sun. 10 - 5

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Time to place your holiday order - NOW!

Organic products by Danielle and Co. are used in every session & are available for purchase.

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Schedule online or call for an appointment 607-759-2480 Located in the heart of Clarks Summit, PA BodyandSoulStudio.com

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Willow Tree Shop

Made in PA, since 1975

Now int 2 Grea s! n Locatio

14001 Church Church Hill Hill Road Road 14001 Clarks Summit Summit •• 570.585.2120 570.585.2120 Clarks 1107 Oram Oram Street Street 1107 Scranton •• 570.969.2120 570.969.2120 Scranton willowtreeshop.net willowtreeshop.net Tues-Sat 10 10 a.m.-4:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. p.m. Tues-Sat Thurs 10 10 a.m.-8 a.m.-8 p.m. p.m. Thurs Sun 12-4 12-4 p.m. p.m. Sun

••••NEW LOCATION•••• 1246 Sans Souci Parkway Hanover Township PA 823-8272 • www.michaelmootzcandies.com

P L E A S E C A L L F O R E X T E N D E D H O L I D AY H O U R S !

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Sweet & Hot Sausage Turkey & Old Fashioned Style Sausage

Black Angus Choice Beef Full Variety of Deli Meats & Store Made Salads

524 Burke By-Pass, Olyphant • 570 383-5260 www.BosaksChoiceMeats.com December 2012

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GIVE A GIFT Looking for a great gift idea?

GIVE A COOPER’S GIFT CERTIFICATE… Purchase in Store or Online • A Gift Certificate from the Restaurant voted N.E. PA’s Best Restaurant in “Where the Locals Eat,” makes a tasteful gift for everyone on your list.

THE HAPPIEST PLACE GOT CRAB BISQUE? TO BE THIS SEASON Award winning seafood, great steaks and not to mention delicious salads, sandwiches and burgers.

WE’VE GOT IT ALL! Also shop our online Gift Store at: www.coopers-seafood.com

AT THE SHIP 701 N. Washington Ave. Scranton, PA 570-346-6883

ON THE WATERFRONT 304 Kennedy Blvd. Pittston, PA 570-654-6883 Approved

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FROM Cooper’s... & Receive a Complimentary $5 Gift Certificate with every $50 Gift Certificate Purchased

HAVE COOPER’S DO YOUR CATERING — OUR PLACE OR YOURS — HOLIDAY PARTIES OR ANY SPECIAL EVENTS Packages Tailored to Meet your Budget and Needs Dates Still Available SCRANTON OR PITTSTON 570-346-7049 catering@coopers-seafood.com

HAVE LUNCH WITH SANTA SCRANTON LOCATION Dec. 9, 2012 11 a.m. or 1:45 p.m.

PITTSTON LOCATION Dec. 15, 2012 -12:30 p.m. Call for Reservations and Details SEATING IS LIMITED 346-7049

VISIT OUR FRESH TAKE HOME SEAFOOD MARKETS December 22, 23, 24 29, 30 & 31 in both locations!

Receive a free pint of our famous Bisque of Maryland Crab Soup with any $25 purchase at the retail markets. GET YOUR FRESH SEAFOOD FROM THE LEADERS IN SEAFOOD WWW.COOPERS-SEAFOOD.COM

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FOOD

A Tropical Getaway for Your Tastebuds CARIBBEAN HARVEST BURGER

s Christmas approaches, some may receive the gift of travel to a tropical destination. Bahamas, Jamaica and Antigua are a few choices, but it probably really wouldn’t matter. As we roll into these cold months, it would be nice to enjoy some tropical sun. If you have travelled to Jamaica or the Cayman Islands, you would most likely have eaten some jerk foods. Jerk is a spice that consists of hot peppers, allspice, cloves, nutmeg and garlic. It is usually used to season chicken and pork before the meat is smoked.

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If you go to the Caribbean, your skin will be warmed, your heart refreshed, and your stomach satisfied. Here is the recipe for a Caribbean Harvest Burger (vegetarian) with Banana Guava Ketchup to bring a little of the islands to Northeast PA. It is not the same as being there, but it is good. From the kitchen of Michael Davis, Executive Chef Susquehanna Health

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Vegetarian Caribbean Harvest Burger 3 oz. Roasted Butternut Squash (partially mashed) 2 oz. Roasted Cauliflower 1 oz. Roasted Peppers, chopped 4 oz. Black Beans (partially mashed) 1/3 oz. Chopped Scallions 1/2 oz. Oatmeal Before roasting, toss squash and cauliflower in a small amount of oil, salt and pepper. Roast peppers are really meant to be burnt over a fire before skin and seeds are removed. Combine ingredients; shape into patties and grill, fry or bake until cooked through. Banana Guava Ketchup 2 oz. Onions 3 bananas 2.5 oz. Guava Paste or Jelly (Brown sugar based on desired sweetness) 2 oz. lime juice 4 oz. orange juice 1 T. red curry paste Cook ingredients in a sauce pan until tender. Puree; cool, and top burger.

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WHERE TO DINE Alphonso's Restaurant- Italian/American cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Mon.-Sat. 6 a.m. -9 p.m., Sun. 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Formerly the Waffle Shop. Casual family dining. Entrees such as Pasta Alphonso, Frutti de Mari. Special discount on college students & senior citizens’ take out menu. Catering available. 917 Wyoming Ave. Scranton. 570-955-5450. Anna Maria’s Restaurant- Family-owned and operated since 1985. Italian/American cuisine. Featured on Food Network’s “Restaurant: Impossible.”Wide variety of entrées, including pasta, steak and veal. Indulge in homemade desserts, specialty coffees. Catering available anytime. Monday-Thursday 11a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 11a.m.10 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m.-10 p.m., Sunday closed. 984 E. Drinker Street, Dunmore. 570-348-0188. www.annamariasdunmore.com

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

Armetta’s- see ad page 101 Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse- see ad page 98 Bazil- see ad page 91 Cafe Trio- The newest addition to the Shops @ 400 Spruce in Scranton. Featuring modern Mediterranean cuisine. Serving breakfast sandwiches, paninis, wrapinis, delicious soups and salads. Relax on leather couches in our comfortable commons area. Enjoy an espresso or your favorite coffee drink. Dine in or take out. Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. 570-207-3938.

Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood- A family tradition since 1887. Casual fine dining in downtown Scranton. USDA prime steaks & fresh seafood. Lunches from $5.95; dinners starting at $10.95. Entertainment. Friday Night Jazz Lounge 7-11 p.m. Sunday brunch 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinner dress code. Outdoor dining available. Open daily. 301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 570-955-5290 www.carlvonluger.com

Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar- see ad page 148

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

Colarusso’s- see ad page 97 Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old92

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. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. www.texas-wiener.com

Cooper’s Seafood- see ad pages 88 & 89 Downtown Deli Eatery Restaurant-Scranton's BEST New York style deli/restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily...breakfast available all day! Dine inside or in our comfortable outdoor dining area. Mon.-Sat. 6:30 a.m. 3 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-3 p.m. 300 Spruce Street, Scranton. 570-871-4137. Visit www.downtowndeliandeatery.com/menu for daily specials.

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning time and time again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. Pub open later. Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-2124. www.ehrhardts.com El Rincon Authentic Mexican Cuisine- Giving a homemade twist to the traditional Burritos, Tacos, Enchiladas and specialty platters that range from steaks, chicken and seafood. Full bar featuring classic Margarita, etc. Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sun. noon-10 p.m. Gift certificates available. Like us on Facebook. 69 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre. 570-822-3942. Exit 190 Beer Deli- see ad page 100 The French Manor- see ad page 49 Grassi’s- A new era of casual elegance! Enjoy a progressive menu of authentic Italian fare in a Tuscan-inspired ambiance. Family-owned & operated. Featuring traditional Italian entrees & American cuisine. Relax in the martini/wine bar. Wed.-Thurs. 5-9 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 5-10 p.m. , Sun. 5-8 p.m. 1092 Rte. 502, Spring Brook. 570-471-3016. www.grassis.net

The Gravity Inn- see ad page 31 Gresham’s Chop House- Dine in our beautiful dining room, cozy bar or under the awning on our deck, and enjoy dazzling views of Lake Wallenpaupack while choosing from delicious steaks, seafood, Italian specialties and more. Visit us at www.greshamschophouse.com Rte. 6, Hawley. Open 7 days at 4 p.m. 570-226-1500.

Gubbio’s- Unique Italian restaurant and bar. Awardwinning chef Bill Genovese serves homemade pasta dishes, Provimi veal, chicken, prime steaks, fresh seafood and large selection of appetizers. 10 draft beers, martini and wine menu. Entertainment Friday and Saturday. Yearround outdoor dining. On- and off-site catering. 411 Chestnut St., Dunmore. 570-955-5179. Jim’s Place- Back in a new location. Featuring a cozy & family friendly dining area, spacious outdoor deck & original menu of salads, grinders, burgers & the pizza that made us famous. BYOB and just like before....No Wings, No Karaoke....No Kidding. Lunch Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Open 7 days. 206 Grand Ave., Clarks Summit. 570-587-8686.

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WHERE TO DINE Katrina’s Pizza & Hoagies- Casual, comfortable dining. Try our popular 8-inch hoagie for $3 or our personal pizzas for $3.99. Breakfast daily 6 a.m.-noon. Lunch & dinner served Tues.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-11p.m. Dine in/Take out. Delivery available. Credit Cards accepted. 813 Boulevard Ave. Dickson City. 570-489-8955.

Kelly’s Pub & Eatery- Established in 1990 by the Cosgrove sisters. Family, friendly atmosphere. Serving, soups, appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, pizza, fries, cold beer and Award-Winning Hot Wings. Take out orders available and gift certificates. Credit cards accepted. Handicap accessible. 1802 Cedar Avenue, Scranton. 570-346-9758. www.kpehotwings.com Lake Road Cafe- see ad 99 La Tolteca- see ad page 99 La Tonalteca- see ad page 101 Ledges- see ad page 25 Leggio’s Italian Ristorante- Affordable family dining in a Tuscan / Mediterranean decor. Breakfast. Tues.- Fri. 7-11 a.m. Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch & Dinner Sun. - Thurs.11a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.11 a.m.-11 p.m. Full Bar. Happy Hour. Food prepared to order. Appetizers. Seafood, chicken, veal, pasta. Pizza, sandwiches/wraps. 64 East Center Hill Rd. Dallas. 570-675-4511.

Quaker Steak & Lube- see ad page 146 Sand Spring Modern Cuisine- Exciting food made from fresh, vibrant ingredients. Casual atmosphere with personalized service and a dynamic wine list. Awarded Open Table’s “Fit for Foodies,”“Best Service,” “Best Wine List,” and “Best Overall” in the Pocono Mountains and Philadelphia Suburbs. 570-595-3015. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed–Sun. Sand Spring Rd., Cresco www.sandspringdining.com

Settlers Inn- see ad page 25 Six East Restaurant- see ad page 101 Smuggler’s Cove- see ad page 98 State Street Grill- Cozy & casual street-side dining. Award-wining patio. Voted Best Chef 2008, Best Ambience 2011, Friendliest Bar 2012. Popular for cocktails and small plates. Wide ranging American Cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 410 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S. State St., Clarks Summit. 570-585-5590 www.thestatestreetgrill.com

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

Manhattan Manor- Carbondale's newest upscale restaurant/bar/lounge offering small plates (for sharing) of Italian, American and International cuisine. Meet friends for drinks or relax with family in the casual nonsmoking atmosphere. Owned and operated by the Wallis family. New outdoor patio opening this spring! Open Tues.-Sat. from 4 p.m. 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044. Mecca’s Place - An Italian family tradition of great food & friends. Buffet-style catering for any party or gathering. Accommodating up to 145 people. Take-outs available. Reservations accepted. Open: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Bar 3 p.m., Dining Room 5 p.m. Bar Open for Monday night football. 224 Erie Street, Dunmore, PA (Bunker Hill Section) 570-961-9498.

the beautiful changing seasons. Lunch Tues.-Sat., dinner Thursday-Friday-Saturday during winter. Great new menu by Executive Chef, David Howe. Enjoy a cocktail at our full-service bar. Private parties available Sun. & Mon. 829 Old State Road-Clarks Summit. 570-319-1441.

Tokyo Tea House- Authentic Japanese cuisine, sushi & vegetarian specials. The finest miso soup & traditional Japanese desserts including Mochi & green tea, ice cream, Kids favorites. Open for lunch & dinner, Saki, beer, cocktails. Easy to get to from anywhere in NEPA, 1/4 mile west of Interstate 380, Rte. 940 Pocono Summit. Closed Tuesdays. Closed Nov. 30-Dec. 14 for vacation. 570-839-8880. www.tokyoteahouse.us

Twigs- see ad page 99 Yume Sushi, Seafood & Grill-

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Patsel's- see ad page 97 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 146

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“ The holiday season

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family and friends stopping by… the incredible smells of turkey, goose or scampi sauce wafting through the house... people sneaking into the kitchen to steal a smidgen of

stuffing… and someone (me!) trying to get that first bite of pumpkin pie. Whatever holiday you celebrate, it truly is about food, family friends and fun.

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fruit, and it’s perfect.” Use olive oil instead of butter, and use applesauce in place of oils when baking. Trade the salt for an herb blend, which can be homemade or found in the grocery store. Lemon, garlic and parsley also pack a flavorful punch when added to food without making a dish unhealthy.

Mohegan Sun, shares her tips for healthy holiday eating. Make a Healthy Swap Substitute ingredients with healthier alternatives. One of Gabriele’s favorite foods to prepare is risotto. To make a lighter version of the typically creamy dish, Gabriele swaps mascarpone cheese for plain greek yogurt.“Chobani yogurt is a great substitute for a lot of things we want to use for a creamy consistency,” Gabriele says.“I use it a lot in crepe fillings. Add a lot of 94

Party Planning When it comes to attending holiday parties, seasonal treats may make it difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. Gabriele’s advice for staying in control is simple. “Eat before you go!” Fill up

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on veggies beforehand to prevent being tempted by unhealthy treats. Gabriele gets her veggie fix from blended drinks made from fruits and vegetables, like a blend of apples, carrots and ginger. If eating early isn’t possible, try to make healthy choices at the party. Keep it Light Holiday traditions often center on food, but Gabriele doesn’t believe you have to give up traditions in order to eat healthy. As per Italian tradition, Christmas Eve often includes a feast of seven types of fish. Gabriele suggests serving up a seafood-packed paella, cioppino or fra diavolo instead of fried fish. Call 570-824-6600. –Danielle Del Prete

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Our spacious dining room and cozy martini & wine bar are the perfect backdrop for a memorable gathering! Savour a wide array of homemade pasta, hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood and top quality meats; enjoy salads, soups and a variety of desserts elegantly prepared by our pastry chef. A separate function space can accommodate groups of 20 to 120 guests for any celebration or business meeting.

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HealthyHoliday Recipes

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1/2 cup milk • 1 large egg • 1/2 cup flour • 2 tbsp. melted butter • 1 tbsp. confectioner’s sugar (sweet crepes only)

1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup of white wine 1 tsp. crushed garlic Juice of half a lemon 3 mussels, cleaned and scrubbed 3 clams, cleaned and scrubbed 3 uncooked pieces of shrimp 1/4 cup of salmon, chopped or flaked 1/4 cup of uncooked calamari rings 1/4 cup lobster meat 1/4 cup crabmeat 3/4 cup Fra Diavolo di Mazara Sauce 1/2 pound cooked pasta Salt and pepper to taste In a sauté pan, add olive oil. Add clams and mussels. Add white wine, and cover with a lid until the clams and mussels open. After they open, add shrimp and garlic. Sauté until shrimp becomes pink; three to four minutes should do the trick. Then add salmon, calamari rings, lobster meat and crabmeat (check for pieces of shell before adding to the sauce). Cook for three to four minutes. Add cooked pasta, and heat through for another three to four minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley, grated cheese and a few slices of lemon.

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Blend ingredients; let stand for one hour or overnight in refrigerator. Omit sugar for a savory crepe to be filled with non-dessert fillings. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray; heat well. Pour enough batter into skillet to just coat the bottom– a very thin pancake. 2 oz. of batter will make a standard crepe. Swirl the batter around the edges, and wait until it bubbles just a tiny bit. With a thin rubber spatula, gently release the crepe from the pan, and flip it over to cook the other side. You do not need to brown crepes. Cook until they are pale and look done. Store crepes with parchment paper between each one to prevent them from sticking. They may be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer or refrigerator. Fill with yogurt and jam or fruit.

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Christmas Caroling with The Robert Dale Chorale Friday, December 7 & Saturday, December 15 Beginning at 6:30 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Monday, December 31 Serving A la Carte Dinner 5:30-9:00 p.m. Lunch Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Dinner Tues.-Sat. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Brunch Buffet Sunday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. PRIVATE DINING AVAILABLE

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Can Your Diet Survive A Holiday Party? Healthy Eating Tips Samantha Cortese RD, CDE, LDN, a clinical dietician specialist with Geisinger Health System, recommends these expert tips. Follow the “Plate Method” Divide your plate into sections when filling it. Use one-fourth of the plate for starchy foods; use another fourth for lean protein, and fill half with vegetables or fruit. Make Suggestions If the holiday party is a potluck, offer to bring a hot cooked vegetable, fruit platter or a vegetable plate with whole-grain crackers and a low-fat dip.

Snack Smart Choose vegetables and fruit with a small spoonful of dip or cheese and whole-grain cracker. Keep portion sizes in mind; limit fried foods, and split dessert with a friend. Keep Track Use a free calorie tracker app for smart phones such as “MyFitnessPal” and “FitDay.” Get Moving! Go for a brisk walk before the party or even before dessert. Walk around and mingle at the party instead of remaining stationary. –Casey Phillips

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Ring in 2013! New Year’s Eve Party Options The Settlers Inn, Hawley Traditional Celebration in the Dining Room, 5 to 10 p.m. with prix fixe, threecourse meal and live piano music. Undercroft Jazz Supper Club featuring a gourmet three-course tasting menu and live jazz quartet, seatings at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. 800-833-8527. The Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor Adult-only package or family package; both include one-night stay, dinner and

breakfast. 800-233-8150. Woodloch Pines and Country Club at Woodloch Springs, Hawley Dinner, live music, dancing, games, contests, champagne, a ball drop and more. 1-800-WOODLOCH. Patsel’s, Clarks Summit A la Carte Dinner, 5:30 to 9 p.m. 570-563-2000.

8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Champagne toast and balloon drop. 800-6785907. Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant, Union Dale Four-course dinner with Champagne toast. Serving 6 to 11 p.m. 570-679-9500.

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Banquet Facilities Available Scranton-Carbondale Hwy. • Dickson City, PA Phone: 489-8974 • Fax: 489-6414

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fter graduating from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Attorney William P. Conaboy returned to Scranton to join a private practice. He was also a member of the legislative staff of former state Senator Robert Mellow and served as solicitor to several boroughs and authorities. In the early 1990s, Allied Services hired Conaboy to represent them in state and federal legal matters. He later became the organization’s Vice President and General Counsel. Conaboy served in that position for nearly 17 years before being named President in 2009. Conaboy has been heavily involved in corporate compliance, risk management, real estate, financial and operational matters. He is now responsible for a system that operates in 28 counties and employs nearly 3,000 people. Because of his leadership role in Northeast PA, Happenings Magazine sat down with Attorney Conaboy to discuss his thoughts about regional employment. What are your thoughts about Northeast PA? I love living and working in Northeast PA . The people of our community are the region’s greatest strength.

You hear people say that all the time, but I really mean it. Conversely, our region’s greatest weakness is the number of talented, local people who have been forced to leave or who have not returned because opportunities did not exist here. As a father, employer and community member, I am concerned about people not having the opportunity to live in Northeast PA because they cannot find family-sustaining work here. We need to create and preserve familysustaining jobs to cultivate a new generation of committed and dedicated workers. It will both attract and keep young, educated and entrepreneurial spirited professionals in the region. We need to continue to focus on the strong, local workforce industries such as health care , the defense industry and new technology companies, but we also need to resurrect industries such as manufacturing. Beyond employment, we need to focus on promoting the quality of life our region provides and the activities residents can enjoy after work. We live in a beautiful area, with an abundance of natural resources that can be utilized to promote a healthy

and better qualify of life. We have mountain destinations to ski in the winter, lakes and rivers to swim in and boat on in the summer and trails to run on throughout each season. In addition, improvements to our entertainment outlets and shopping districts, such as the renovations presently underway at PNC Field, will once again provide residents the opportunity to attend a baseball game close to home, and enjoy a family evening out at a very reasonable cost. These are the things that will keep people in the area. How has Allied Services helped retain young professionals in the region? Each year, departments throughout Allied Services take in many interns from local colleges and universities. Our goal is to make their internships meaningful by getting them involved in their field of study in a very real way. In turn, many stay after graduation and become fulltime employees of Allied Services. They become accustomed to and enjoy the culture and resources of our system and make Allied Services their employer of choice as they start their career. Once we get them here, we can compete with anyone in the country as far as a challenging


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and fulfilling career.

How does Allied Services measure success as an organization? As a non-profit, you measure your financial success by your ability to meet your mission, to create a profit which allows you to invest back into the organization and the communities in which you operate. Simply stated, to provide the highest quality of health care possible. Of course, on the clinical level, you measure success by your outcomes. These are the daily miracles both big and small that our people strive to achieve. Last year Allied Services was ranked in the top one percent of post-acute providers in our nation. We are honored by and thrilled with that independent evaluation by post-acute care experts. As a nationally recognized organization, we must live up to our mission and believe in our mantra,“Miracles in rehab, performed daily.� It is a state of mind here with every employee. Continued on page 104

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What is Allied Services’ greatest asset? The longevity of employment and the commitment our employees have to Allied Services and those we care for. Many have been employed for several decades. It is a great work atmosphere where everyone is respectful and talents are shared and nurtured. We also have great resources and facilities that allow our employees to work to the best of their abilities. In the coming years, one of the greatest challenges will be replacing these talented and caring people as they retire and our work force ages.


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What would the average person be surprised to learn about Allied Services? Most are shocked to know that we employ approximately 3,000 people. Our economic impact on Northeast and Central PA is huge. Annually, our payroll is $100 million. As a non-profit organization, we strive to create and maintain family-sustaining jobs, provide benefits and a 401k plan and use local services and products whenever we can to contribute to our regional economic growth.

Front Row: William Conaboy, Jr., Rachael Peters; Mary Ellen Conaboy; Laura Sharkey and Andrew Conaboy. Back Row: William P. Conaboy and Jordann Conaboy.

Getting Personal with William P. Conaboy, Esq. Title: President/Chief Executive Officer, Allied Services Years Experience: 20 + Hometown: South Scranton Residence: Lake Winola

How will Allied Services meet growing demand as the Baby Boom generation continues to age? As a post-acute health care provider, we are constantly renovating our facilities, investing in equipment and technology and, most importantly, investing in our employees. Allied Rehab Hospital in Scranton and the Heinz Rehab Hospital in Wilkes-Barre Township have recently been completely renovated. We have one of the largest skilled nursing centers in PA, and that is undergoing a complete renovation. We have a beautiful, relatively new assisted living facility. We provide excellent home health and in-home services. We provide outstanding and compassionate behavioral and developmen-

Hobbies: Outdoors,Travel and Distance Running; member of the Winola Running Club

tal services and vocational training. We have been making these renovations, expanding these services and growing these programs in anticipation of the aging population. How has the health care industry recently changed? Wow that is a loaded question. Forget trying to understand national changes; let’s just discuss local changes. Last year, within a few short months, all three acute-care hospitals in the city of Scranton changed hands. A few years ago, the same

Favorite Quotes: "From those to whom much has been given much will be required." - Luke 12:48 “Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” - Abraham Lincoln

thing occurred in the city of Wilkes-Barre. I don’t think local people yet fully understand the future impact of these changes. For local residents, we certainly hope that these changes will improve both the quality of and access to world-class healthcare in Northeast and Central PA. As a post-acute care provider, Allied Services looks forward to the many changes, challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.


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In an Emergency,Will You be Ready? Tips From the Red Cross for Preparing at Home ousehold emergencies caused by anything from cooking fires to forces of nature can be devastating to a home and family. That is why emergency preparedness is so important, according to Carmon Flynn, executive director of the Red Cross of Lackawanna County. “Emergencies can strike suddenly at any time, anywhere. You never know when a life-threatening situation may occur,” Flynn says.“You owe it to yourself and your loved ones to be prepared.”

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Cross urges households to be “Red Cross Ready” and follow these steps. 1. Get a kit. Store basic supplies in a portable emergency preparedness kit. Be sure to include:

3Water 3Food 3Flashlight 3Battery 3First-aid kit 3Medications 3Multi-purpose tool 3Sanitation and personal hygiene items 3Copies of personal documents 3Cell phone and charger 3Family and emergency contact information 3Extra cash 3Emergency blanket 3Map of area Continued on page 108

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continued from page 106 2. Make a Plan. Meet and discuss what to do in an emergency. Household members should learn which emergencies are common where they spend the most time. Determine two places to gather in case of emergency, and identify an emergency contact person who lives out of the area. Determine where to go and how to get there in the event of an evacuation, and don’t forget to take pets into consideration.

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G LFING FOR GOOD Marcellus Shale Region Supports United Way ver 130 golfers came to Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock to support the United Way of Wyoming County and other charities. The Marcellus Cup Charity Golf Tournament collected donations from companies involved in the Marcellus shale industry. Stephen H. Franko IV, Esquire, attorney at Wright & Reihner, PC, was tournament director and is a member of the board of directors for the Wyoming County United Way. He points out,“This is a shining example of what can happen when a community-mind-

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HOT LOOKS in Fireplace Designs 50 burning displays light up the showroom of Woody’s Fireplace Inc. in Larksville. The Honesdale location boasts 35 displays. Since 1976, the shop has

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1. The Jotul Oslo F500 is a wood stove in grey enamel installed into an existing chimney. The stove’s sleek style and clean burn make it popular with home-owners who wish to heat with wood. 2. The Mendota DXV-35 is a direct vent gas fireplace with custom granite set and custom wood surround by Collinswood Designs. This fireplace replaced an old, cast-iron, free-standing stove. Woody’s framed a wall across a brick corner hearth to create a traditional fireplace look.

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Gifts Fit For The Fitness Aficionado 1. Dumbbells: Dumbbells are an essential part of any fitness routine. They are versatile, easy to use and compact, which makes them great for use in the home or at the gym.

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2. Airope: Versatility and convenience make the Airope a great addition for working out alone or as part of a group. It provides a cardio workout and core strength training for its users.

5. Stability Balls: Balance, strength and coordination training are some of the best ways to get in shape, and a high-quality stability ball is the tool for the job. Stability balls can be used in a variety of different ways at home, at the gym and even in the office.

3. VersaClub: The VersaClub is a terrific tool for a whole body workout, as it lets the user train in all three planes of motion to increase strength, flexibility and stamina. 4. Medicine Balls: Whether working out alone, in a group or with a partner, medicine balls are excellent for any fitness routine.

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SUBARU vs. NEPA WINTERS

lthough the region saw little snow last winter, Pat Corbett, internet manager of Minooka Subaru, admits,“I don't think we can count on a winter like last year, I expect Mother Nature to remind us what a Northeast PA winter is really like.”With that in mind, drivers may

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Lessons in Living

The Gifts We Get from Our Pets olidays conjure images of families gathered for festivities and feasting, of friends and neighbors drawn close to share the warmth and goodwill of the season. It’s also the season for demonstrating warm, fuzzy feelings of love through gifting. What better represents a warm fuzzy than a furry, cute, waggly puppy (or rabbit or cat or…)?

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The topic of pets as gifts is oft addressed, so you, gentle readers, no doubt already realize it’s unwise to surprise someone with a pet. A living being requires ongoing commitments of time and money and, over the life of the animal, that can end up feeling like more of a burden than a gift. But if you relinquish the idea of surprising someone with a puppy or kitten in a box, if you’re open with your intended recipient, if it’s something that’s been discussed and given sufficient consideration, then facilitating the acquisition of a pet by gifting can be the most moving and meaningful and generous gesture anyone could make. Just make it a collaborative process, together assessing the realities of the 122

recipient’s life as you research what species, age, breed or rescue is best suited, and don’t bring the poor animal home during the holiday festivities. Let things return to normal before bringing her home, so the focus of attention can be on helping her transition to her new home. What is it about animals, anyway? Wherever I go, grocery shopping or the dentist’s office, the ticket line or the tennis court, there is bound to be at least one group of people talking about their pets. We’re an animal-centric bunch and with good reasons. But…what are the reasons? Folks reflexively answer that question with thoughts like. They give unconditional love. They’re genuine. They’re always happy to see me. I trust them; whereas people

are disingenuous. That’s so true. Yet, there’s something that troubles me about our readiness to open up to an animal yet hide behind facades from our fellow humans. By no means would I suggest we denigrate our animal relationships, rather, that we assimilate the lessons they teach. What if, this holiday season, we follow our animals’ lead…what if we abandon all falseness and genuinely welcomed guests into our homes with the enthusiasm of our pooch? What if we purred and wound around our spouses with unadulterated catlike joy? What if we spoke with straightforward honesty in all interactions? And what if we carried that pattern beyond the holiday season, into every day of our lives, as animals do? We love our pets; we share their lives, but perhaps we routinely ignore the very lessons they so patiently offer 24/7/365. Let’s not wait for the holidays; let’s make it a lifetime commitment! –Beth Dorton Dillenbeck www.hollowhillsgsd.com

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Savvy Suggestions For More Fun with Less Effort his holiday season, you may enjoy the festivities more by spending less time on everyday chores like laundry and more time with family and friends. Here’s how to do just that:

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Enlist the troops. Getting the rest of the family to help out will help you make more time for everyone to spend quality time together. Before guests arrive, assign tasks such as starting the wash, transferring the

clothes to the dryer and folding so everyone is doing his or her fair share of the load. Location, location, location. With guests in and out and the kids home for winter break, your laundry room may soon start to look like Grand Central Station. One way to offset traffic jams is by setting up designated stations for delicates, lights, darks or specialty items. Have a few color-coded laundry bas-

kets lined up neatly next to the washer and dryer. Label each one and let everyone drop off items that need to be washed as necessary. Become an expert in efficiency. An influx of laundry doesn’t have to mean significant increases on your utility bill. Try to wash loads during off-peak hours to save on energy. This is also when high-efficiency washers and dryers can come in handy.

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Running Towards a Cure Marathoner Raises Money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

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ou feel the hometown energy as you come down the street and hear people screaming your name. There is nothing like running here in Scranton,” admits threetime Steamtown Marathon winner Matt Byrne. Byrne is the first male to win the Steamtown Marathon three times, in 2004, 2006 and 2012. Byrne first signed up for cross-country at a friend’s

suggestion and showed up for tryouts in his basketball sneakers. Now, 25 years later, the Scranton native’s running legacy includes setting a record in the 3200 at Scranton High School, receiving All State Honors three times and winning three individual Atlantic 10 Conference championships for Saint Joseph’s University, where he was recently inducted into the track and field hall of fame. Byrne participated in the U.S. Olympic trials marathon and represented the U.S. in the World Mountain Running Championships. In 2012, Byrne raised funds through the Steamtown Marathon as a part of Team in Training, the Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society’s sports endurance charity program. Funds go toward curing blood cancers and providing patient services.“I have always been impressed with how Team In Training has connected to the fitness community,” explains Byrne.“I have been a runner for almost 25 years, and this year it was an honor to join the fight against blood cancers.” Patrons of Scranton Running Company, a store Byrne co-owns, purchased paper sneakers to support the cause. Byrne raised $1,500– $500 of which went straight to research.“From the one-on-one professional coaching to the friendships gained along the way, the Team In Training family provides an environment to excel physically while giving back to the community," says Byrne. Visit www.LLS.org or www.TeamInTraining.org/epa –Kieran O’Brien Kern


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and Guy Cali Associates wanted to find out. We asked six men why they’re all tied up with local non-profit organizations. In the following pages, they share their (literal and figurative) ties.

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Steve Barrouk Vice President of Business Development Services/Brokerage; Mericle Commercial Real Estate

Representing: Children’s Service Center

Tie In: Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman-Elect About My Tie: To me, this Christmas tie represents cheerfulness. The three Santa ties were given to me at the birth of each of my sons- Michael, Jeff and Greg. One of the ties I wore to the ribbon cutting of the Arena in 1999. The blue and gold tie represents the colors of both my high school - Meyers, and my college the University of Pittsburgh. Photo Setting: CSC’s boardroom in Wilkes-Barre. 128

Connect: 570-825-6425. www.cscwv.org “There is nothing worse than a child in distress. CSC’s goal is to bring some cheerfulness back into the lives of children who are troubled. Every year, CSC serves more than 4,000 children who have behavioral, emotional or mental health issues. The staff is exceptionally dedicated to helping kids and families through issues like teen suicide, emotional effects from last year’s flooding, death of a beloved teacher and other crisis. CSC has a 150-year history of helping children with emotional, mental and behavioral problems..”

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Joseph T. Wright, Jr.

Senior and Founding Member of Wright & Reihner, P.C.

Representing: Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art Tie In: Chairman of the Board of Trustees About My Tie: I purchased this dinosaur tie at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. While I was there, I was struck by the similarity of that museum with our own Everhart in terms of building design and location at the entrance to an urban park.

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Photo Setting: The Everhart Museum’s dinosaur and fossil gallery, a favorite space for children who love seeing “Spike,” the stegosaurs Connect: 570-346-7186 www.Everhart-Museum.org “Since 1908, the Everhart has served as a cultural landmark in Northeast PA with exhibits ranging from dinosaurs to fine art. The concept of life-long learning underpins the educational approach with program opportunities for all ages and interests throughout the year. We are lucky to have a museum of quality in our region.” continued on page 130


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Mark Volk President, Lackawanna College

Representing: Leadership Lackawanna

Tie In: Member of the Board of Directors, Past Chair of the Board, Core Program graduate About My Tie: The ties reflect a few of the community service projects sponsored by Leadership Lackawanna’s programs. My tie reflects the colors of The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Photo Setting: The Children’s Advocacy Center of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in Scranton Connect: 570-342-7711, ext 125 www.LeadershipLackawanna.com

“As a graduate of the program, I’ve experienced first-hand the exceptional learning opportunities provided through the program sessions as well as the tremendous impact of the service projects each class completes. Beyond helping to develop the leadership skills of program participants, both the core and teen programs complete community service projects as part of the learning process. Those projects provide a direct value to our communities, the notfor-profit and governmental entities they support, and help shape who we are as a community.” continued on page 132

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Andrew Hailstone United Neighborhood Centers of Northeast PA

Representing: Ronald McDonald House of Scranton

Tie In: Member of the Board for more than 40 years; provides ProBono legal services to the organization About My Tie: The tie I’m wearing is a patchwork of different patterns to represent the patchwork of people who benefit from UNC. The others are in bright colors to express my love of color and to reflect the bright colors of the art classes at Project Hope, the party decorations at our Senior Centers and the masks and beads of our Mardi Gras fundraiser. Photo Setting: The Adventure Learning Program at UNC’s Bellevue Center

Connect: 570-346-0759 www.uncnepa.org “I have always believed that we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper, and that we all have an obligation to protect and help those who are vulnerable and less fortunate. UNC does this every day in multiple ways, for the very young, for the very old, for our youth, for those who are experiencing difficult times. UNC’s broad array of services and programs touch individuals and families at all stages of their lives. In addition to providing emergency services to those in need, the agency also strives to develop programs that provide opportunities for independence and self-sufficiency.” continued on page 134


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William J. Heim, MD • Salvatore J. Scialla, M.D • Richard G. Emanuelson, MD • Lisa C. Thomas, MD Carl Barsigian, MD • Kristin M. Liptock, DO • Kishori Veerabhadrappa, MD

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Gene Talerico 1st Assistant District Attorney, Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office

Representing: Marley’s Mission Tie In: President of the Board of Directors About My Tie: The brightness represents the bright hope while the variety of colors represents extraordinary and unique personalities of children. (Talerico wore the tie at the 4th Annual Classy Awards in San Diego this year, where he was the Eastern United States Volunteer of the Year.) Photo Setting: Marley’s Mission in Lake Ariel, with a few of the fourlegged therapists. 134

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Connect: 570-937-9399 www.MarleysMission.com “This incredible organization offers children who have experienced trauma a chance to find hope through an effective, unique form of therapy. There is no greater gift than to know your time and energy can help change the life of a child– forever. Marley’s Mission serves seven counties in Northeast PA and helps break down barriers to healing, so children can live life defined not by the trauma that impacted them but rather by their own boundless potential.”

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Gary Cangemi Freelance Graphic Artist, owner, Gary Cangemi Graphic Art Studio

Representing: Pennsylvanians for Human Life, Scranton Chapter

Tie In: Chairman of the Board of Directors About My Tie: The "Choose Life" tie encourages parents to make the life-giving choice when an unexpected pregnancy occurs. Photo Setting: The Gary Cangemi graphic design studio in West Scranton where he produces a syndicated comic strip, "Umbert the Unborn," which appears in the National Catholic Register, The Catholic Light and several publications around the world.

Connect: 570-347-8299, 570-343-5099 www.ProLifeScranton.org “The right to Life is the most fundamental of all human rights, without the guarantee of which no other rights can exist. Promoting a culture of life and respect for the dignity of all human life helps make this community a safer, more caring place for the unborn, the born, the sick, the aging and the dying.�


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Baby, it’s Cold Outside... So the January 2013 issue of Happenings Magazine will take advantage of the temperatures and showcase the coolest parts of Northeast PA!

Watch for the next issue, packed with something for everyone... • Parenting and Kids: Overcoming Obstacles • Wedding Guide: Can’t-Miss Bridal Shows • Winter Fun: Cool Attractions • Senior Living: Never Stop Learning For subscription or advertising information, call 570-587-3532 or email info@happeningscommgroup.com

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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Special Events

Dec. 1, Annual Christmas Inn Tour & Tea, Spring Lake, NJ. 732-449-0577. Dec. 1, Christmas in Montrose, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Montrose. Dec. 1, Christmas in a Small Town, Carbondale to Scranton. Dec. 1, Victorian Country Christmas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Manley-Bohlayer Farm, Canton. 673-8144. Dec. 1, Victorian Christmas Celebration Dinner, The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993. Dec. 1, Christmas with a Twist 2012, 6 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. 970-3607. Dec. 1-2, BTE Presents Treefest, Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. noon-5 p.m., Market Square, Bloomsburg. Dec. 1-31, Scranton Ghost Walks, 7:30 p.m., downtown Scranton. 383-1821. Dec. 1-Jan. 1, Christmas Boulevard, 5:30-10:30 p.m., Market St., Berwick. Dec. 1-2, 8-9, 22nd Annual Old Time Christmas, 3:307:15 p.m., Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg. 992-6161. Dec. 1-2, 8-9, Victorian Christmas, 1-4 p.m., Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly. 636-2070. Dec. 7, Winter Wines by the Lake, 7 p.m., Lake Wallen-paupack Visitors Center, Hawley. 140

Dec. 7-8, DECEMBER Christmas in SUN MON TUE WED THUR FRI SAT Our Hometown, 1 Fri. 5-9 p.m., 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sat. 10 a.m.-9 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 p.m., downtown 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Tunkhannock. 23 30 24 31 25 26 27 28 29 Dec. 7-8, Methodist Church, Spring Victorian Christmas Brook Twp. 842-8509. Candlelight Tours, 5-8 p.m., Berwick Historical Society, Dec. 1, Annual Christmas Berwick. Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Mt. Pocono. Dec. 7-9, Winterfest, down839-9376. town Hawley. Dec. 8, Victorian Christmas Tea, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Mill Village, New Milford. 278-3199. Dec. 8, Victorian Night, 8 p.m., downtown Berwick. Dec. 9, AFBA Indoor Bluegrass Shindig, 12:30-5 p.m., ArtsQuest Center at Steelstacks, Bethlehem. 610-253-2800. Dec. 14-31, Festival of Trees, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton. Dec. 15, Music & Mistletoe, 6:30 p.m., Inn at Woodloch Pines, Hawley. Dec. 15-16, Holiday House Tours, noon-5 p.m., downtown Danville. Dec. 31, First Night Scranton, downtown Scranton.

Community Events

Dec. 1, Christmas Craft Show & Cookie Sale, 10 a.m.4 p.m., Maple Lake United HappeningsMagazinePA.com

Dec. 1, Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Riverside H.S., Taylor. 451-3013. Dec. 1, Holiday Open House & Tricky Tray Raffle, 2-4:30 p.m., Bethany Village, Bethany. 251-3463. Dec. 1 Safe Haven Rescue Pet Photos with Santa Claws, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger’s Agway, Brodheadsville. 688-9063. Dec. 1, Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Christmas Bazaar, Montrose. 278-1504. Dec. 1-2, Living Christmas Village, Grace Bible Church, Dunmore. 342-5651. Dec. 2, Christmas Penny Social, 1 p.m., Beach Lake Fire Hall, Beach Lake. 729-7178. Dec. 3, Annual Love Lites Tree Lighting, 6:30 p.m., Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale. Dec. 3, 10 & 17, Pet Photos with Santa, 6 p.m., Viewmont Mall, Dickson City. 346-9182. December 2012


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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 7, Pike Co. Public Library’s Bell, Book & Kindle Dinner Dance, Best Western at Hunt’s Landing, Matamoras. Dec. 8, 6th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Clarks Summit Fire Co., Clarks Summit. 687-0247. Dec. 8, Christmas in Gouldsboro Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., United Methodist Church, Gouldsboro. 842-6106. Dec. 8, Holiday Gift Fair, 10 a.m., Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. 654-9565. Dec. 8, Ornament Hunt, Central Park, Honesdale. Dec. 8, Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept., Mount Cobb. 689-2829. Dec. 11, 2012 Chanukah Dinner & Candle Lighting, 5 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646. Dec. 15, Holiday Stocking Stuffer Show: Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lake Mohawk Country Club, Sparta, NJ. 201-213-2146. Dec. 20, Man Cave Night, 5-9 p.m., Creekside Gardens, Tunkhannock. 836-3595. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve 5K, YMCA, Bloomsburg.

Concerts

Dec. 1, Jr High School Wind Band Celebration Concert, 1 & 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. Dec. 1, The New York Tenors Christmas: Memories of Herald Square, 8 p.m., State December 2012

Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

Performing Arts Center, Marywood University.

Dec. 1, Bach & Handel Chorale, 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe.

Dec. 8, Choral Arts of Luzerne Co.“In Dulci Jubilo: In Sweet Rejoicing,” 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, WilkesBarre.

Dec. 1, Gloria! Christmas Music for Brass, Choirs & Organ, 8 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. 871-0350. Dec. 2, Wayne Chroalaires “Because It’s Christmas,” 2:30 p.m., Queen of Peace Church, Hawley. 253-2782. Dec. 2, Montrose Community Chorale 8th Annual Christmas in Montrose Concert, 3 p.m., Montrose Area H.S., Montrose. Dec. 2, Marywood Chamber Singers Concert, 4 p.m., Marian Chapel, Marywood University. Dec. 2, Gloria! Christmas Music for Brass, Choirs & Organ, 3 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, WilkesBarre. 871-0350. Dec. 3, Marywood Children’s String Project Concert, 6:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. Dec. 5, The Jimmy Sturr Christmas Show, 3 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999STATE. Dec. 7 & 15, Christmas Caroling with The Robert Dale Chorale, Patsel’s, Clarks Summit. 563-2000. Dec. 6, The Virgin Consort, 7 p.m., Mellow Theater, Scranton. 955-1455. Dec. 7, Marywood Music Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., HappeningsMagazinePA.com

Dec. 9, NEPA Choral Society: A Ceremony of English Carols, 4 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 825-6653. Dec. 8, Choral Arts of Luzerne Co.“In Dulci Jubilo: In Sweet Rejoicing,” 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Conyngham. Dec. 8, Bach & Handel Chorale, 3 p.m., St. Lutheran’s Church, Ringtown. 889-5203. Dec. 9, Midtown Men, 7:30 p.m., Bloomsburg University. 389-4409. Dec. 10, Marywood Guitar Ensemble Performance, 7 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. Dec. 12, Lessons & Carols with St. Stephen’s Choir, 6 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre. 825-6653. Dec. 12, Marywood String Ensemble– An Evening of Strings, 7 p.m., Marian Chapel, Marywood University. Dec. 12, Ensemble Evening, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Misericordia University. Dec. 13, Twelve-Twenty, The Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. Dec. 14-15, Mark O’Connor’s Appalachian Christmas, 7 p.m., Fri. Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton, Sat. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 270-4444.

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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 16, Robert Dale Chorale 29th Annual Messiah SingAlong, 3 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, WilkesBarre. 871-0350. Dec. 21, 35th Annual Messiah Concert, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-onDelaware. 421-5093.

Theatre

Dec. 1-29,“A Christmas Carol,” Thurs-Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg. Dec. 1-31,“Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 1-2, Marywood Dance Ensemble Showcase, Sat. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. Dec. 1-2, Christmas Show Spectacular, 7 p.m., West Scranton Players, Scranton. 348-3616. Dec. 6, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian “Nutcracker,” 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

Dec. 13-16,“The Santaland Diaries,” 8 p.m., Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Bloomsburg. Dec. 18,“It’s a Wonderful Life,” 2, 7 & 8 p.m., Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. 996-1507. Dec. 26-28,“Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “The Nutcracker,” 2 & 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. 347-2867.

Art Exhibits

Dec. 1-6, A View Outdoors, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moscow. 842-1506. Dec. 1-9, George Mummert & Michael Tyomn Form & Process: Sculpture in Stone, Bronze & Steel, Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University. Dec. 1-9, Elizabeth S. Fulton Gicl’ee Landscape Prints, MacDonald Art Gallery, Misericordia University. 674-6250. Dec. 1-13, Hillcrest Camera Club Members Exhibition, Brown-Daub Gallery, Easton.

Dec. 7 & 9, Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s “The Nutcracker,” Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.

Dec. 1-16, Advancing Tradition: 20 Years of Printmaking at Flatbed Press, Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University. 408-4325.

Dec. 13,“A Christmas Carol, The Musical,” 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

Dec. 1-31, Ghost Trains of Scranton, Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton. 340-5200.

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Dec. 1-31, Across the Great Divide: Photographs by Roberta Rice, Museum at Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY. 866-781-2922. Dec. 1-Jan. 30, Gourd Art, Monroe Co. Environmental Ed. Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

Seminars & Lectures

Dec. 1, Boxwood & Berries Wreath, 9 a.m.-noon, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moscow. 842-1506. Dec. 1, Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands, 1-3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 1, Introduction to Astronomy, 6-8 p.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 4, Monthly World Peace Meditation & Reiki Circle, 5-7 p.m., Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. 278-9256. Dec. 6, Climate Change: The Evidence & Our Options, 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moscow. 842-1506. Dec. 7, Seasonal Family Craft Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m., Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. Dec. 7, Wreathmaking with Abby Peck, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 585-8133

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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 8, Introduction to Snowshoeing, 9-11 a.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 8, Glassblowing Demonstration, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis, NY. 845-856-5375. Dec. 8, Holiday Workshop, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. 996-1500.

Nature

Dec. 1, Wings Over Water, 11 a.m., PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. Dec. 8, Critter Clues, 10 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed. Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 9, Hibernation Hike, 10 a.m.-noon, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 15, 113th Christmas Bird Count, Wallenpaupack Environmental Learning Center, Hawley. 253-7001. Dec. 16, 33rd Pocono Mountain Christmas Bird Count, Monroe Co.

Environmental Ed. Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 27-29, Magical Full Moon Trail Ride, Vanderbeek Farm, Hawley. 685-1900.

Kids Corner

Dec. 8, Wildlife Forensics– CSI for Kids, 11:25 a.m., PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. Dec. 8, Dinosaur Day, 4 p.m., Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. 389-9206.

Dec. 8, Breakfast with Santa, 10:30 a.m., Waverly Community Dec. 1, Brunch with Santa, 10 House, Waverly. 585-8133. a.m.-12:30 p.m., Banks Student Dec. 8-9, 15-16 & 22-23, Santa Life Center, Misericordia on the Trolley, Electric City University. 674-6400. Trolley Station & Museum, Dec. 1, Children’s Christmas, Scranton. 1-4 p.m., Eckley Miners’ Village, Dec. 9 , Lunch with Santa, 11 Weatherly. 636-2070. a.m. & 1:45 p.m., Cooper’s Dec. 1-2, North Pole Express, Seafood House, Scranton. Sat. 11 a.m., 1, 3, 5 & 7 p.m., 346-7049 Sun. 1, 3 & 5 p.m., Market & 7th Dec. 15 , Lunch with Santa, St., Bloomsburg. 784-2522. 12:30 p.m., Cooper’s Seafood Dec. 1-22,“A Christmas Wizard of Oz,” Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m., Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 2-17,“Nutcracker Ballet,” Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 7-8,“Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas,” 5:30 & 7 p.m., Dietrich Theatre, Tuhnkhannock. 996-1500.

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Holiday Services St. Ann’s Shrine Basilica

CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE: Sat.,Dec.22 - Confessions 10:00 a.m.-noon Mon.,Dec.24 - Novena to St. Ann & the Passionist Saints 8:00 & 11:00 a.m. Confessions after services Christmas Eve Masses - 4:00 & 10:00 p.m. Christmas Day Masses - 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.; NO Evening Mass Mon.,Dec.31- 8:00 a.m., noon, 3:30 p.m., Novena to St. Ann & Passionist Saints (Confessions available after each service) 5:30 & 7:30 p.m.Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God (Novena prayers & confessions after masses) Tues.,Jan.1- 8:30 a.m., noon & 7:00 p.m. Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God 1233 St. Ann Street, Scranton • (570) 347-5691

A Place for You this Christmas ... at Covenant Presbyterian Church December 5, 12, 19 Advent Vesper Services Half-hour 5:45 p.m. service with guest musicians each week Light Soup Supper follows worship

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315 Wyoming Ave., Scranton • 570-344-7231

Dec. 23 • 10:30 a.m. Advent IV Sunday Choral Cantata, Handbells, Carols, Scripture

Dec. 24 • 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Organ Prelude begins at 10:45 p.m. Carols, Candles, Holy Communion, Choir, Handbells 550 Madison Ave. • Scranton • 570-346-6400 • www.covenantchscr.org

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Christmas Worship December 23 3:00 & 5:00pm at Dickson City 5:00pm at Clarks Summit

Church of the Epiphany Ancient Worship Open Minds 25 Church Hill Glenburn, PA Clarks Summit

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December 24 3:00 & 5:00pm at both campuses Clarks Summit • 607 N Abington Rd Dickson City • 933 Scranton Carbondale Hwy www.parkerhill.org • 570.341.8383

12/2412/24 Christmas Eve 4:30 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. 12/2512/25 Christmas Day 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

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