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Christmas Across PA (Jim Thorpe pictured above left)
(Stegmaier Mansion pictured above center)
Christmas Comes Alive!
Gift Guide! Find fresh ideas in holiday gifts.
Meet the Artists Score some unique gifts handmade by local artists.
Made in PA Your guide to locally made products perfect for gifting.
Ring in 2014! Get the scoop on a variety of parties to welcome the New Year!
Festive Finds Peek inside homes and inns to find fabulous decorating ideas!
See how one local church portrays a Living Christmas Village!
Celebrate across the Keystone State with festive events galore!
Adaptive Aging Local leader in remodeling reveals trends in custom home adaptations.
Deck the Halls December Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!
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Dear Happenings, A neighbor brought a copy of Happenings to my mother's house when she discovered my sweet 81year-old mother, in all of her cute pinkness on the bottom left of page 20 (September 2013, Special Events Surrounding Race for the Cure). My mom always decorates her house and waves to all of the runners and walkers as they pass by, it's become a tradition that she looks forward to each year. Needless to say, my mother is basking in her new celebrity status and my family is gathering up all the Happenings Magazines that they can get their hands on. –Michael Malos, via email Dear Happenings, Thank you for the recent article on J.R’s 25th Anniversary Celebration (November, 2013). As usual, you are a class act. To many more years of celebrating! –Janet & Glenda, J.R’s Hallmark, Tunkhannock Dear Happenings, I really liked the fish-related chef interviews (November 2013). Afterward, I added a few new restaurants to my list of places to go. –Lisa Peifer, via Facebook Dear Happenings, We are so sick of seeing hoity toity weddings of the rich and famous in virtually every issue! How many wedding guides do you need in a year's time? Maybe for June, but certainly not every month! You never see a wedding that is low budget or realistic for most of the people in the real world that are getting married either! –Anonymous, via email
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hristmas decorations are an obsession of mine. I love buying them. I love putting them up. I love looking at them. I know I’m not alone– there are so many people who take such pride and joy in decorating their homes for the season... and it shows! So we decided to dedicate this issue to Northeast PA homes.... the heart of every holiday celebration. In the following pages you’ll get to see how some area residents deck their own halls and even invite the public in to enjoy the sites. Wilkes-Barre’s Stegmaier Mansion (page 102) has to be seen to be believed. The already lavish home takes on a special sparkle during the Christmas season. See a real stunner in the Green Ridge section of Scranton (page 98) that’s the epitome of holiday elegance. Read about a nearly 200year-old home just outside of Honesdale (page 106) that becomes a veritable North Pole this time of year. For more inspiration, we turned to some local hoteliers and innkeepers (page 94). These establishments have
raised holiday decorating to an art form with can’t-miss displays and unforgettable events. Within this issue you’ll also find some tips and products available in some well-known stores that will add a unique touch to your own festivities. After you’ve taken a look at how some other folks do Christmas in Northeast PA, show us how you celebrate. Send us some photos of your home decorated for the holiday season, and your residence may be featured in the pages of the December 2014 issue of Happenings Magazine! Full-resolution, digital files may be uploaded at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com. Remember to include your name and contact information with each submission. On behalf of everyone at Happenings Magazine, I send you warmest wishes for a home filled with love and peace this holiday season!
Barbara Toolan Managing Editor
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Chanukah Celebration, Jewish Community Center, WilkesBarre. 4:30 p.m. 570-824-4646.
Grad School Information Session, Henry Student Center, Wilkes University. 6-8 p.m. 800-WILKES-U.
Christmas in Montrose, downtown Montrose.
Signing Santa, Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. 7 p.m. 570-587-3440.
Christmas Pageant, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 10:30 a.m.
Santa Claus Special Train, Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Jim Thorpe, 11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m. 570-325-8485.
Wreaths Around Tunkhannock, businesses throughout Tunkhannock. Through Dec 21. 570-687-1654.
National Cookie Day
Koziar’s Christmas Village Display, Bernville. Through Jan. 1. 610-488-1110.
Holiday Mansion Tours, Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. Through Dec. 21. 1 & 3 p.m. 570-296-9630.
Festival of Trees– A Fairytale Holiday, Electric City Trolley Museum, Scranton. Through Dec. 31. 570-963-6590.
That ‘70s New Year’s Bash, Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. 888-802-2348.
December is... Safe Toys & Gifts Month World AIDS Month National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month Spiritual Literacy Month
Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “Nutcracker,” Sette LaVerghetta Center, Marywood University. 2 & 7:30 p.m. Through Sat. 570-347-2867.
44th Annual Noel Night, HoulihanMcLean Center, University of Scranton. 8 p.m. 570-941-7624.
Christmas with the Celts, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. 866-605-PEAK.
21 Annual Christmas Tea, “Visions of Sugar Plums,” Stegmaier Mansion, Wilkes-Barre. 570-406-1435.
Holiday Movie Double Feature, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.
“A Christmas Carol The Musical, State Theatre, Easton. 7:30 p.m. 800-999-STATE.
Christmas in Our Hometown, downtown Tunkhannock. 5-9 p.m. Through Sat.
Magical Fireside Christmas, Inn at Pocono Manor, Pocono Manor. Merry 8990243-8150.
28 Magical Fireside Christmas, Inn at Pocono Manor, Mt Pocono. Through Dec. 31. 800-233-8150
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Christ mas Across PA
East St roudsburg Winterfest & Holiday Tree Lighting Dec. 14, noon to 5 p.m. Miller Park at the Historic Dansbury Depot will host live music, refreshments, craft making and model train display. A silent auction will feature items from local businesses. Kids can take photos with Santa. At 5 p.m. New Approach Singers will herald the lighting of the tree. Please bring canned goods and non-perishable items to contribute to the Salvation Army food drive. www.EastBurgAlliance.com
Wellsboro Dickens of a Christmas Dec. 6, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 2:30 to 7 p.m. “Dickens of a Concert” will be Friday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. On
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street and surrounding side streets will become an early Victorian marketplace with over 175 vendors featuring food, gifts and handmade home decor. Guests will encounter strolling musicians, dancers and street-corner thespians performing Christmas readings and carols. The Tioga County Historical Society, Green Free Library, Tussey Mosher Funeral Home and The Laurels will have open houses with free refreshments. Many local churches will host luncheons, concerts, tours or special services. “A Christmas Carol” will be performed at the Black Box Theater and Warehouse Theatre. Enjoy pony rides, a model train display, holiday house tour,
Victorian Tea and indoor craft shows. Stop at the Deane Center and have a picture taken in Victorian garb. Bring a candle to join the Candlelight Walk for Peace, starting at Packer Park at 5 p.m. Saturday. The walk will end at The Green for the annual community Christmas Tree Lighting and Carol Sing at 5:30 p.m., where Santa will give special treats to youngsters! Sunday brings Santa Express Train Excursions at Wellsboro Junction and “A Christmas Carol” performance at the Black Box Theatre. 570-724-1926 www.WellsboroPA.com
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Dec. 6 to 8 The annual Chocolate Santa Roll at Chocolates by Leopold will be at 5 p.m. Friday, and experts will decorate the giant confection on Saturday at 10 a.m. Brighten the weekend with the tree lighting at the corner of Public Avenue and Church Street at 5:45 p.m. Friday, and then join the Endless Mountains Theatre Company for a Holiday Variety Show at Bridgewater Baptist Church at 7 p.m. A Christmas Craft fair will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the Montrose Bible Conference. Saturday brings various church bazaars as well as a Jingle Bell Fun Run at the Courthouse steps at 10 a.m. (admission is a new toy). Free events for kids on Saturday include a movie at the Montrose Theatre at 11 a.m., pictures with Santa from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and arts and crafts at the Felix-Hinds Garden Center from 2 to 4 p.m. The Santa Parade will kick off at 6 p.m. Sunday brings The Delicacy of Nature exhibit at the Butternut Gallery from noon to 4 p.m. and a Christmas Concert at Montrose High School at 3 p.m. www.ChristmasIn Montrose.com
Trucksville The 20th Annual Performance of “The Gift”
Dec. 13, 6 & 8 p.m. Dec. 14, 6 & 8 p.m. Dec. 15, 6 p.m. Back Mountain Harvest Assembly will produce the live, large-scale, outdoor performance of “The Gift.” The nativity story comes alive with costumes, elaborate sets and live animals in this dramatic production. Bring a blanket! Hot chocolate is available. 570-696-1128 www.BMHA.org
Tunkhannock Christmas in Our Hometown Dec. 7, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus; enjoy strolling carolers, living windows, horse-drawn wagon rides, model train display, trolley rides, ice carving and refreshments. The Dietrich Theatre will host other special events. Read more on page 30.
Carbondale Christmas in a Small Town Nov. 29 to Dec. 21 The Christmas Shoppe at the Chamber Gallery houses unique gifts by local artists; it’s open noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays from November 29
to December 21. November 30 brings Small Business Saturday with discounts and specials in local shops. That same day, the YMCA Christmas Carnival will take place from 5 to 7 p.m., including pictures with Santa, crafts, open swim, bounce house, food, basket raffle and sleigh rides. The Tree at McCawley Park will be lit at 6:15 p.m., and a Lighted Christmas Parade steps off at continued on page 10
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(C ontinued from Page 9) the PNC Bank parking lot at 6:30 p.m. The Carbondale Historical Society Christmas Dinner Party will feature the a capella music of Classic Voices, December 3 at 6 p.m. Santa Train will roll into the Carbondale Train Station December 7 at 10:30 a.m. Santa will then visit Memorial Park and stick around for story time. From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Carbondale Public Library will offer ornament making; the YMCA will host
Valley Towns Christmas in a Small Town Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Santa will trade his sleigh for a train as he visits six communities to greet families and hear Christmas wishes. Families can stay for refreshments, activities and live entertainment. Santa Train will stop at restored train stations in
Christkindl market in the U.S. for a free, three-day event! Market Street will be filled with over 100 festive, outdoor huts, offering handmade crafts and traditional treats. Holiday music will be performed outside and within churches. Santa and a German St. Nicholas will roam the Market. Kids will enjoy Kinder World and childsize displays, while adults can stop by the Christkindl Pub. An outdoor live nativity and open-spring wagon buggy rides add to the festivities. A Children’s Lantern Parade forms Friday at 5 p.m. at the UCC Church and enters the Market at 5:45 p.m. www.MifflinburgChristkindl Market.com
Mansfield Home for the Holidays an open swim and bounce house; there will also be a living nativity and horse rides in Memorial Park, and other businesses will provide refreshments and treats. The Pioneer City Christmas Ball will be later that evening at 6 p.m. with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, open bar, dancing and $10,000 in cash prizes! The 30th Annual Free Carbondale Christmas Concert by the Crystal Band will be December 8 at 7 p.m. at Berean Baptist Church. 570-282-4633
Carbondale (10:30 a.m.), Archbald (11:35 a.m.), Jessup (12:20 p.m.), Olyphant (1 p.m.), Dickson City (1:45 p.m.) and Scranton State Office Building Parking Lot (2:45 p.m.). www.LHVA.org
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December 14, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Vendor Fair at the Fire Hall will open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and the 5K Run/Walk will step off from Smythe Park at 9 a.m. Santa will ride to St. James Episcopal Church in a fire truck and will pose for photos from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Ralphie’s BB Gun Shoot will start at 10:30. Holiday Pet Pictures and free horsedrawn wagon rides will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Remembrance Ceremony will be at 3 p.m. at Wilston’s Funeral Home. The tree will be lit in Smythe Park at 5:30 December 2013
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Pocono PoconoManor: Manor:Magical Magical Fireside FiresideChristmas Christmas
p.m., and the day will wrap up with holiday trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. www.Mansfield.org
Pocono Manor Magical Fireside Christmas Nov. 28 to Dec. 22, Fridays 4 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays noon to 8 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 23 to 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily The Fireside Building at The Inn at Pocono Manor hosts a festive holiday light display, bon fire and Santa’s baby reindeer. Inside, guests can warm up with snacks and a Lincoln Log station. Kids can sit on Santa’s lap and have story time with Mrs. Claus!
For $5, guests will receive five activity tickets to choose from s’mores making, carriage rides, train rides, kids’ holiday crafts, cookie decorating and more! Seasonal refreshments and overnight packages (including elf turndown service with cookies and milk) are available. Unwrapped gift donations for Toys for Tots will be accepted. 570-497-5856 x7601 www.PoconoManor.com
Bloomsburg Parade of Lights & Santa’s Cottage Nov. 29 to Dec. 22 November 29 brings the Parade of Lights at 6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting,
hot chocolate, cookies, carols and Santa as well as the opening of Santa’s Cottage, which runs through December 22.
TreeFest Nov. 29 and 30; Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8; Fridays 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Over 100 live trees will be uniquely decorated by local groups for TreeFest at the Caldwell Consistory, a fundraiser for the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble. The decorated forest will be embellished by live entertainment by local performers, gingerbread house contest, Chinese auction, quilt raffle and dozens of professional craft artisans. TeaFest, an elegant Scottish high tea, will be December 2 at 1 p.m. After the festival, continued on page 12
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Hawley Winterfest Dec. 6 to 8 Shopping, dining, entertainment and holiday cheer abound at the three-day event! Kick off the weekend at First Friday at the Hawley Silk Mill and Cocoon Coffee House for open mic night, cheese tastings, Ice Bar and more. Explore the nightlife around the lake region with the Beer Tour and live music. The Virgin Consort will perform Victorian carols and Medieval and Renaissance sacred works at 8 p.m. On Saturday explore nearly 40 events around the area. Guests can peek inside beautifully decorated homes during the Holiday House Tour. The library will host author book signings and crafts; guests can take a horse and carriage ride downtown; there will be a Country Christmas at Vanderbeek Farms, Ritz Theater’s Annual Christmas Show and a Living Nativity. Sunday, guests can dig into a breakfast buffet and get a photo with Santa at the Boat House Restaurant. The Winterfest Brunch promises live harp music and a classic menu of continued on page 14 12
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(C ontinued from Page 12) holiday favorites at the Settlers Inn. Throughout the weekend, visitors can enjoy art exhibits, giveaways, demonstrations, free refreshments, tree sales, live ice carving and other activities. 570-226-2141 www.HawleyWinterfest.com
Honesdale Honesdale for the Holidays Nov. 29 to Dec. 25 Town-wide events commence November 29 and 30. A Christmas Tapestry concerts will be December 1 at 1 and 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church. Wayne County Historical Society hosts a free event centered around the reading of “The Night Before Christmas.” Kids
can come in their PJs and enjoy holiday treats while parents shop. Highlights for Children Holiday Open House is December 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with music, crafts, storytelling, refreshments and gifts. Journey Through Bethlehem – A Living Nativity will have over 70 costumed people portraying the traditional story of the birth of Christ on December 7 and 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Roman guards will lead guests through “historic Bethlehem” on this walking tour. Live animals will be available to pet. Kids will receive objects on the tour that will help them retell the story of Jesus’ birth, and visitors can warm up with drinks and cookies in an 1809 restored home. The Heart of Christmas Cantata and The Christmas Stand-Ins will be performed at Tabernacle Bible Church on
December 15. A Christmas Sing-Along will be December 15 at First Presbyterian Church. Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall will host a service and free dinner at 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Day. www.VisitHonesdalePA.com
Bernville Koziar’s Christmas Village Nov. 28 to Jan. 1, Mon.-Fri. 6 to 9 p.m.; Sat. 5 to 9:30 p.m.; Sun. 5 to 9 p.m. The valley glows with more than a half-million Christmas lights! For more than 60 years, the family-owned and operated holiday attraction has delighted children of all ages. Gifts, baked goods and both indoor and outdoor Christmas displays add to the continued on page 16
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(C ontinued from Page 14) magic. A handcrafted outdoor train display boasts multiple track lines, station and a village. Roaming characters greet guests as they tour glass buildings including an oldfashioned bakery, Christmas in Other Lands, Toy Shop and Beautiful Manger Scene. Take a trip down Santa Claus Lane to visit the jolly old elf! The winter wonderland was named the Best Outdoor Christmas Display in the World by Display World Magazine and Top 10 Travel Attractions in PA by the PA Travel Council. 610-488-1110 www.KoziarsChristmasVillage.com
St roudsburg Tree Lighting Celebration Nov. 29, 5:30 p.m. Courthouse Square comes alive with shopping, live performances and a candle-lit celebration. Santa and his elves will listen to childrenâ€™s holiday wishes and pose for photos. Hot cocoa, apple cider and other treats will be available. Support the food drive for local food pantries by donating a non-perishable food item (no glass).
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Holiday Performances Dec. 7 A holiday program of scenes from the Nutcracker and Christmas Cats will be performed in addition to modern dance and songs. The wheelchair-accessible show starts at 3 p.m. at The School of Visual and Performing Arts. At 7 p.m., the Annual Tuba Christmas celebrates the season through the arts on Courthouse Square.
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(C ontinued from Page 16) vibrant caroling. See how a Victorian family and an early farming family celebrated the season. Belschnikel, a traditional Pennsylvania German character, will visit children in the original farmhouse. Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies will be served. www.QuietValley. org 570-992-6161
Danville Holiday House Tours Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 15, noon to 5 p.m. Tour five festive homes and the historic Montgomery House, all decorated for the season. One homeâ€™s past includes housing a Colonel from the Civil War, so people will don period clothing to emphasize the historical significance of the structure. Other houses will offer musical entertainment. The Montgomery House Museum, under the direction of the Montour County Historical Society, hosts both entertainment and a collection of Civil War artifacts.
Tickets are available at the Iron Heritage Festival Headquarters. 570-275-6700 www.IronHeritageFestival.net continued on page 20
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Fonthill Castle Nov. 30 - Jan.5
Winter Wonderland Holiday Decoration Tours Reservations suggested, call 215.348.9461.
Mercer Museum Nov. 23 - Jan. 5
Under the Tree: A Century of Holiday Trees and Toys w w w. m e r c e r m u s e u m . o r g Mercer Museum Pine Street & Scout Way Doylestown, PA Fonthill Castle East Court St. & Route 313, Doylestown, PA
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Yuletide at Wheatland
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Nov. 29 to Dec. 28, Thursdays 4 to 8 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays noon to 8 p.m. (group tours available Tuesdays and Wednesdays) Yuletide at Wheatland presents “Twas the Night Before Christmas”…Reimagined! Moving slowly through James Buchanan’s Presidential home, the story unfolds as visitors are led on a Magical Journey to the North Pole, St. Nick’s workshop and back in just 55 minutes. Imaginative fun is complete with frosted trees, timeless toys and seven-foot-tall polar bears. 717-392-4633 www.LancasterHistory.org
Nov. 29 to Jan. 7, 5 to 9 p.m. Guests can walk or drive through Nay Aug Park to see over 80 light displays. Jessee's Place concession stand will be open; Brookvalley Farms will offer horse and wagon rides through the park, starting from behind the Everhart Museum. 570-348-4186.
Holiday on the Square Dec. 6, 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 7, 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Scranton’s first outdoor winter market kicks off Friday as part of the First Friday Art Walk, and the tree lighting will be at 6 p.m. 50 local artists and vendors will be under heated tents. Food, carriage rides, outdoor art gallery, shop discounts, activities and live music will be available. www.ScrantonMade Holiday.com
Festival of Trees Dec. 13 to 31 Over 30 trees are taking over the Electric City continued on page 22
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(C ontinued from Page 20) Trolley Museum, all decorated by community businesses and organizations in the theme “A Fairytale Holiday.” The exhibit will be unveiled Dec. 13 at an opening reception. This annual event benefits Toys for Tots. For more trolley holiday fun, hop aboard the Santa Trolley on Saturdays and Sundays before Christmas. Santa will ride with guests from the Museum up to the Trolley Restoration Shop on Montage Mountain. 570-963-6590
Milford Christmas at Grey Towers Dec. 9 to 21 See all three floors of the decorated mansion on a guided tour, December 9 to 21 at 1 and 3 p.m. The Milford Garden Club and the U.S. Forest Service have set the scene for holidays at the historic mansion that once was home to two-time governor of PA and first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, Gifford Pinchot. "A continued on page 24
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(C ontinued from Page 22) Christmas Carol" traditional dramatic reading will be December 7 and 8 at 2 p.m. Now in its 32nd year, the reading will be performed by the children of Joe Plummer Sr., who performed the readings for the first 30 years. The performance brings guests back to a simpler time when dramatic readings were a popular form of entertainment when Grey Towers was occupied by the Pinchot family in the late 1800s. 570-296-9630 www.GreyTowers.org
Lewisburg Miracle on Market Street Dec. 5 to 21 Hufnagle Park lights up on
December 5 at 7 p.m. with carols, “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and tree lighting. Santa’s Secret Workshop at Downtown Gallery, a fundraiser for Bucknell students, provides gift wrapping, refreshments, music and interactive activities. Guests can also tour the art exhibit “Abstraction” and make their own abstract collage. December 7 brings the Victorian Holiday Parade at 1 p.m., a holiday tap performance at 1:50 and a free showing of “Elf” at 2 p.m. A Christmas Tag Sale at the Packwood House Museum will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free holiday movies at the Campus Theatre continue with “A Christmas Story” December 8 and “It’s a Wonderful Life” December 21, both at 2 p.m. The morning of December 14 features HappeningsMagazinePA.com
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Jim Thorpe Old Time Christmas Dec. 6 to 8, 14 and 15 Hop aboard a train with Santa; tour the Asa Packer Mansion; observe the live nativity; set out on a Historic District Ghost Walk; experience the gingerbread house contest; meet strolling carolers and musicians, and take advantage of expanded shopping hours and seasonal dinner specials. Park at the County Lot behind the train station. Fridays and Saturdays also bring live entertainment at the Mauch Chunk Opera continued on page 26 December 2013
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Christmas with the Celts December 14, 8 p.m. The Celts (formerly known as “The Blair Band”) have been performing around the world for 17 years. The concert blends fiery Scottish and Irish traditional instrumental tunes and vocal songs with their signature hybrid style of Celtic pop rock original songs with earthy, organic Celtic instrumentation. Quick wit and theatrics are also part of the live performance. www.PennsPeak.com 26
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Our Hometown Tunkhannock Welcomes Visitors for a Festive Celebration!
Explore Tunkhannock during Christmas in Our Hometown on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7. This is the twelfth year for the free, community event organized by the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association. Thousands of guests gather to see festive decorations, shop for unique gifts, experience entertainment and enjoy a “hometown holiday atmosphere,” according to Nancy Parlo, of the Association.
holiday celebration. So many people and organizations participate by providing hot chocolate, roasted nuts, cider, cookies and candy to those that visit the community to enjoy the many free activities. It is truly a unique experience,” says Parlo. The Dietrich Theatre will host a free movie, and a living nativity will be
outside the theatre. There will be a holiday workshop at the Dietrich followed by a cookie walk throughout the downtown on Saturday. Children can enjoy Christmas storytelling and a fun run. Visitors can also participate in the “Wreaths Around Tunkhannock” contest that encourages people to visit participating stores, identify the theme of a wreath on display and enter for a chance to win weekly prizes. Visit www.TunkhannockBusiness.com –Linda Scott
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The Christmas tree lighting will be at 5:30 p.m. both nights at Peoples National Bank on Tioga Street. Santa and Mrs. Claus will attend the tree lighting, and then they will stroll through the downtown area to greet visitors. Whipple Dance Studio will provide creative “living window entertainment.” There will be ice carvings, trolley rides, model train displays, wood carvings, strolling carolers and horseand-carriage rides. “This is a great community
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Arcadia Chorale Presents Messiah Sing-Along
Celebrat ion of Song The Arcadia Chorale (for-
merly the Robert Dale Chorale) will welcome the Christmas season with their 30th Annual Messiah SingAlong. Also featuring the Bach Festival Orchestra, the concert has become a unique musical experience for many families.
Audience members can sing along to Handel’s “Messiah,” or they can simply listen to the chamber choir and orchestra. Taking place on December 22 at 3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scranton, Arcadia Chorale will bring the Sing-Along back home where it all began three decades ago. Handel’s “Messiah” is a great masterwork of choral art, consisting of three parts. The
first tells of Jesus’ coming and the Virgin birth, followed by the annunciation of the shepherds. Part two consists of the retelling of Christ’s Passion, Death, Resurrection and Ascension. It culminates in the first telling of the Gospel
have varied a bit over the years, but there are always two constants,” explains Music Director Dr. Steven Thomas. “The entirety of Part One and the Hallelujah Chorus.” Copies of the score will be available for purchase at the door.
and the famous “Hallelujah Chorus.” Finally, the third part tells the Promise of Redemption and the Resurrection of the Dead. Since the entire piece lasts nearly three hours, the Arcadia Chorale will present all of Part One and selections from Parts Two and Three. “The selections we perform
to answer. “I’ve had favorite moments over the years, but they don’t always happen in the same place in the music. I think that’s one of the hallmarks of a great piece– that transcendent moments can happen at almost any point in the music.” Visit www.ArcadiaChorale.org or call 570-871-0350.
When asked of a favorite part, it’s hard for Dr. Thomas
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At Grace Bible Churchâ€™s Living Christmas Village
The holiday season can easily turn into a rush of
gifts and gatherings that will leave your head spinning. Take a break from the madness of ribbons and wrappings to have some fun and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas at a festive event hosted by Grace Bible Church in Dunmore, as they present their 5th Annual Living Christmas Village. Costumed characters greet attendees in the parking lot, and visitors are welcomed by comical puppets in the lobby. Guests then proceed through different areas featuring live performers and elaborate decorations to depict various themes fitting for the season! Local talent will perform in the decorated auditorium, featuring Jolly Seniors Community Band, Canaan Christian Academy Chorale, Dunmore High School Jazz Band and Advanced Choral Group and the Pawsitive Pet Training dancing therapy dogs. A hush falls over the crowd as they step through the live nativity where actors take on the roles of Biblical figures. Following the nativity experience, guests enjoy complimentary cookies and hot cocoa before visiting Santaâ€™s Workshop. There, children can make a craft to take home, visit Santa and ride a pony, courtesy of Windy Hill Farms! Guests are encouraged continued on page 38
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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 Universityâ€™s Gift to The Community Since 1976
The dream of the late Constance Reynolds, founder and continued by Joanne Arduino, Artistic Director... A gift for 38 years!
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(C ontinued from Page 36) invite family, friends and community members. “Each member helps,” admits Andrukitis. Those interested in helping to plan the event can stop by the church for more information.
to bring a camera to take advantage of the festive photo opportunities. Visitors can also greet live animals and enter the free raffle for a chance to win one of the many gift baskets! The entire event is free, presented as a Christmas gift to the community. Planning of the event has been underway since January, when organizers chose themes, organized volunteer teams and discussed materials needed to assure that the Living Christmas Village remains the magical
experience that keeps visitors coming back year after year. Sharon Andrukitis is event coordinator; however, she is not alone in the planning! “I do not exaggerate to say that we have 100 percent cooperation from our regularly attending church families,” Andrukitis explains. Church members paint sets, sew costumes, bake 400 dozen cookies, decorate the church and
The free event takes place at at Grace Bible Church (on University Drive, off of the O’Neill Highway behind Sheetz) on December 7 and 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. The building is wheelchair accessible. Call 570-342-5651 or visit www.GraceBiblePA.com. –Katie Manley
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The Nutcracker Ballet Marywood University, Scranton December 26, 27 & 28, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Experience a regional tradition with the 38th annual performances of “The Nutcracker.” This free holiday gift to the community by the Ballet Theatre of Scranton has dazzled audiences since 1976. Held at Marywood University's SetteLaVerghetta Center for the Performing Arts, tickets are available two hours prior to the show on a first come, first served basis. 570-347-2867 www.BalletTheatre.com
Can’t-Miss Events 46th Annual Noel Night University of Scranton, Scranton December 7, 8 p.m. Capture the Christmas spirit with an unforgettable performance by the University of Scranton Singers. “It’s a night for us to begin to put aside thoughts and worries of the material things that so often weigh us down, and to remind ourselves of what the season is all about,” says Cheryl Boga, conductor and director of Performance Music. Since the late 1960s, the event has been a welcoming tradition that heralds the winter season. This year will feature special guest Mark Gould on the trumpet and Harpist Andre Tarantiles. Admission is free. The event will take place at the University’s Houlihan-Mclean Center. 570-941-7624
Lionel Legacy Demonstration
A Christmas Carol State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton December 12, 7:30 p.m. Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is presented in musical form for the whole family to enjoy. Traditional Christmas melodies such “God Rest Ye Marry Gentleman” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing” put a fun spin on this well-loved story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic Dickens’ characters. Tickets start at $35 for adults and are $20 for children under ten years old. 1-800-999-7828 www.StateTheatre.org
Grzyboski’s Train Store, Moosic December 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Watch as a Lionel Train representative demonstrates the Legacy Control System. Thomas C. Nuzzo and Richard Grutzmacher will be on hand to answer questions. There will be special pricing of Lionel products on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Photo: Guy Cali Associates
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Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs Debuts Hotel
ohegan Sun at Pocono Downs has been hard at work with Project Sunlight, a construction project that will add 188,000 square feet to the property. The new hotel will have 238 guest rooms including 218 standard rooms and 20 suites.
Mike Bean, president of Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, explained the brand new inroom technology. “In-room iPad compendiums will allow us to offer new, greener ways of delivering news and services to our guests. Hotel guests will be able to order room service, make a dinner reservation or spa appointment directly from the iPad,” says Bean. Other tech-
nologies integrated into rooms such as safe locks, digital doorbell systems, smart TVs and digital phone systems allow for a unique and convenient stay.
The addition of this space includes the Keystone Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, a new events center that can host live concerts and entertainment events for up to 1,500 guests. Bean says, “Being able to offer our guests a true
overnight destination is something we’re very excited about. The new space also provides us a space to bring bigger live acts to the property, something we’re very excited about.” In addition to the upscale rooms, the all-new Spa Sapphire opens this month offering a luxury spa experience as well as state-of-the-art salon services. Other amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and word-class entertainment, dining, shopping and gaming located just steps from guests’ rooms. For more, visit www.MoheganSunPocono. com or call 1-888-946-4672. –Casey Phillips
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Mint Delight Gift Box– a decadent marriage of creamy mint truffle sandwiched between exquisite dark chocolate layers. A delicious hostess gift! Retail: $6-$60 Available at: Chocolates by Leopold, Montrose
Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set includes everything you need including a generous loop of FasTrack and remote control. Retail: $142.95 Available at: Grzyboski’s Train Store, Moosic
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Create your own masterpiece! Give a unique painting as a gift, or pick up a gift card so a loved one can paint. Available at: Spirited Art Studio, Dickson City
Authentic Rugelach baked the way mother used to make them, hand-rolled & delivered in festive tins. Filled with cinnamon nut, raspberry & chocolate flavors– approximately 32 pieces Retail: $32 Available at: My Mother’s Delicacies, Scranton
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5 Ideas for a “Make-Your-Own” Christmas!
DIY Holiday Gifts
1. Send Gifts in Jars: Gifting canning jars filled with goodies is trendy this year. Don’t have canning jars to spare? Upcycle your empty glass jars by painting the lids or covering them with fabric. Layer recipe ingredients, such as dry ingredients for chocolate chip cookies or noodles and dried veggies for soup, and finish by tying the recipe 4 to the top. You can also pour a wax candle or fill with homemade bath scrubs.
by serving Baked Blueberry Oatmeal for breakfast! Find the recipe from It’s a Keeper on www.Pinterest.com/HappeningsMag!
Decor 4. Guild the Lily: Well, not really a lily, but other things that grow in nature. Gather a few twigs, acorns and pinecones. Spray paint them all gold. Layer acorns and pinecones in a clear glass vase or bowl, and insert twigs vertically, so they “grow” 5 out the top. Hang acorns on the branches with twine, if desired.
Cards 2. Lend a Hand: Decorate construction paper with children’s footprints and handprints for 2 homemade Christmas cards that record this year’s measurements in time. Try arranging them in holiday pat1 terns, like the reindeer pictured here (courtesy of the author’s 2-year-old daughter!)
Food 3. Make Meals Merry: You know all the treats are coming, so start the day in a healthy way
Drinks 5. Wake-up Warmth: Yeah, we know kids don’t need any encourage3 ment to wake up Christmas morning, but adults in your home may appreciate this one! Make a simple mocha latte by stirring hot chocolate powder into a hot cup of brewed coffee and warm milk.
Find more ideas for a simple, homemade Christmas at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com! –Erika A. Bruckner
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Handmade Gift Ideas from Local Artists
onna Ortiz' innate talent for design has her working on two fronts at Everything Natural, Clarks Summit's health food and gift shop. As a 14-year Everything Natural employee, Ortiz buys merchandise and creates provocative merchandise displays. For the last eight years, she has also been creating jewelry and household gift items and offering them for sale at Everything Natural.
For the upcoming holiday season, Ortiz has been concentrating on wrap bracelets, snowman earrings and hand-painted candles. The unique bracelets wrap around the wrist several times and feature novelty beads, including some beads which look like candy. The bracelets with brightlycolored glass and crystal beads and pearls are appropriate for teens as well as their mothers and cost $49.99. Ortiz also has a selection of wrap bracelets available for out-of-season gift giving. Her snowman earrings are delightfully whimsical, fashioned from pearls and crystals; those cost $19.99.
The unique bracelets wrap around the wrist several times and feature novelty beads, including some beads which look like candy.
This season, Ortiz has ventured into candle painting. Most holiday decor features candles, and her sparkly holly design on 10-inch non-toxic tapers fits the bill for gift giving or home decorating. At $19.99, these holiday candles are perfect for office gifts. Everything Natural is located at 426 South State Street in Clarks Summit. Call 570-5869684, or visit www.EverythingNaturalPA.com continued on page 54 52
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The Art of Gift Giving (Continued from Page 52) nvironmentalists should check out The Willow Tree Shop’s Recycled Art by Karen Pember for Christmas gift giving. Pember, from Newton Lake, is so dedicated to preserving the environment that she chooses her design elements from objects that most people discard.
Pember’s home workshop is supplied with recyclables that she recovers- things like wine bottles, beer bottle caps and pieces of old holiday decoration. Anything that can be repurposed may find a way in to Pember’s new productions. "I chose to create items from recycled objects because I knew there must be a better purpose for them," she explains. In her skillful hands, wine bottles may become lamps; epoxy resin coasters make use of colorful old buttons and beer bottle caps. She makes clocks out of mason jars and burns intriguing designs into wine glasses, wooden spoons and ornaments. "I started repurposing in art, for a play, more than
In Karen's skillful hands, wine bottles may become lamps, epoxy resin coasters make use of colorful old buttons and he makes clocks out of mason jars.
a year ago when I made a dress from Capri sun pouches with a purse, modeled from a map, to complete the outfit." Pember received such positive feedback from her innovative theatrical treatments that she began designing in earnest and brought her creations to market. Her repurposed wine bottle lamps cost $15 to $20 depending on size and work involved. Coasters run $4.50, and burnt images in wooden spoons, $4. Shoppers can find Pember’s art among other local artisans’ work at the Willow Tree Shops in West Scranton and Clarks Summit. "We are an artisans' marketplace and gift shop specializing in handmade gifts, home decor and antiques," says Willow Tree Manager Dana Foster. The shops’ extensive selection includes candles, jewelry, soaps, woodworking, seasonal décor and much more! Visit www.WillowTreeShop.net or call 570-969-2120 (Scranton) and 570-585-2120 (Clarks Summit). –Christine Fanning
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Jewish Community Center, Scranton All-American Chanukah Feast December 4, 5:30 p.m. Take pleasure in food, festivities and fellowship. Attendees may enjoy All-American Glatt Kosher food. Chordial Connection, a fun-loving barbershop quartet, will perform a variety of songs. Face painting, spin art and many other activities will also be available. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children age 12 and under and $2 for senior adult club members. 570-346-6595
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December 1, 4:30 p.m. Experience the beautiful tradition of candle lighting with the Jewish Community Center and Temple Israel. The night will begin with an annual Mayrutz run, followed by delicious food and engaging music. Performances by Freilox and Bagel Klezmer Band will add to the excitement. Cost is $15 for adults, $11 for seniors, $7 for children under age 12 and free for children under age 3. 570-824-4646.
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Trim a Tree, Naturally! DIY Holiday
1. Look no Farther than Your Backyard: Tie wire around natural items for a rustic look. Try acorns, dried flowers, spraypainted twigs or pinecones, like decorators used on the cover of the December 2012 issue.
4. The Real Silly String: Grab a needle, string and something small! Try traditional cranberries, beads or popped popcorn or start a new trend with fabric scraps, family photos or patterned papers in cutout shapes. For Victorian-themed trees, try raisin-and-nut garland.
Upcycle 2. Common Items; Uncommon Decor: Make it a game to see what items you already own could make great ornaments. Center a theme around items that are plentiful. A garage tree might utilize nuts, bolts and light bulbs. A cooking tree could display cinnamon sticks, measuring spoons and even that old, lemonshaped bottle that used to hold your lemon juice!
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3. Cookie Cutter, in a Good Way: Bake cookie-cutter ornaments from scratch. Find a recipe for crafty dough at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com!
5. Go Victorian: Paint walnuts (in the shell) gold, and hang with ribbon. To the 4 emulate Victorian Era, divide the shell in half; eat the nut; stuff a message or fortune inside the shell halves; re-assemble the shells, paint gold, and hang on the tree. Open on New Yearâ€™s Day to reveal the 5 fortune.
Find more ideas for a simple, homemade Christmas at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com!
â€“Erika A. Bruckner
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Great Ideas to Deck the Halls... from Corkyâ€™s Garden Path Greenhouse Byers Choice Carolers- Add fun and whimsy to your holiday decorating. As an added bonus, they are handmade in Pennsylvania.
Wreaths and garlands- An attractive wreath paired with a matching garland will work wonders to spruce up an entryway, mantles and mirrors.
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Scrantonâ€™s Grand Lady of the Silver Screen Remembering Lizabeth Scott
he younger set of movie goers might not be familiar with Lizabeth Scott, but ask senior citizens, and they'll tell you she's the dark blond woman with the husky voice who starred in film noir movies, including "Dead Reckoning," with Humphrey Bogart. People who love old movies will also tell you Scott was born and raised in Scranton and attended Marywood College and Scranton Central. Her real name is Emma Matzo, and she is of Ukrainian descent. The family lived in the Pine Brook section of Scranton where Mr. Matzo owned a grocery store. In 1946, when she was 25, film exhibitors voted her seventh most promising ''Star of Tomorrow." With her husky voice, move writers often compared her to Lauren Bacall. When Scott went to New York City to pursue an acting career, she was discovered by producer Hal Wallis, and her career was launched. Scott's first movie was "You Came Along" with Robert Cummings. As her career progressed, Scott signed on for some top rated films and appeared with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Mary Astor, among others. In 1957, Scott was on the big screen with Elvis Presley. It turned out to be her last movie, as she surprised fans by retiring. She never married. She is remembered by many now as a Hollywood icon. â€“Robert Curran
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n December 7, businesses and organizations in Bethany, PA will host the annual "Christmas in the Village" from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The James Manning House Bed & Breakfast will host a book signing by author William Wycoff. The E. Kellogg House Bed & Breakfast invites visitors to stop in for some holiday cheer. Bethany Villages’ Senior Living Community invites guests to stroll through and enjoy all their beautiful decorations and win some great prizes at their basket raffle. The Mansion at Noble Lane Bed and Breakfast (above) will once again host the Victorian Carolers. Other participants are Bethany United Methodist Church, Bethany Presbyterian Church and Bethany Historical Society.
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Treasure Hunting Spotlight
Turn Back the Clock at Jukebox Classics in Hawley
ukebox Classics on Main Avenue in Hawley transforms even the most serious shopper into a kid in their childhood candy store. John Johnston’s shop harkens back mainly to the era of the baby boomers– the ‘40s, ‘50s and ‘60s but there are also items from the 1800s and the 1990s. Johnston, a Uniontown native, opened his first shop in Brooklyn in 1978. He had a passion for finding and fixing up classic items from his youth and eventually rented out period items to different movies and television shows. The jukebox in the last episode of “The Sopranos” that played “Don’t Stop Believing” came from Johnston’s store. He opened the store in Hawley as part of his retirement and cites the easier lifestyle and slower pace as deciding factors. The Hawley store opened in 2004 in a historic building, circa 1898, on Main Street. While the store does feature antique jukeboxes and pinball machines, they are only 66
the tip of the shopping iceberg. “Customers who come in say we feel like a museum of their childhood,” Johnston notes. At every turn there is something interesting to see. “Walking into the store you get goose bumps; the memories that flood back to you are just overwhelming.” The store is wall-towall antiques. Intrepid shoppers may come in with the intention of just looking but they’d be hard-pressed to leave without some kind of memento from their visit. From $2 magnets to a carousel horse for $10,500 there is something for everyone at every price point. There are Coke machines and even vintage Coca-Cola to stock them with, Neon lights, gas pumps and signs, music boxes and so much more. The oldest piece in stock is a 12-tune music box from the 1860s. Much of the inventory comes from word of mouth, people who want their treasures to be treated well and rehomed to enthusiastic buyers who will cherish them. Call 570-226-9411, or visit www.JukeboxClassics.com. –Kieran O’Brien Kern
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TREASURE HUNTING Bridge Street Marketplace–
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More than 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.
See what everyone’s talking about at the area’s first co-op antique mall. Handicap accessible– climate controlled, we offer a wide variety of items: quality antiques, hard to find collectibles, furniture, home decorating accessories, jewelry, coins, military, breweriana, vintage clothing, lighting & more. 306 Wilkes-Barre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 www.larkmountainmarketplace.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Olde Barn Centre/Antiques & SuchAn 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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More than 100 dealers inside a 100-year-old machine shop in downtown Stroudsburg. Open seven days a week 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take Route 80 to exit 307 to Main Street to Third Street. Convenient off-street parking, snacks & clean rest rooms. Friendly dealers on-hand to assist. 570-421-4340 www.OldeEngineWorks.comer
Retro Decor Consignment Shop- An eclectic collection of painted & primitive furniture including accent pieces, home decor, clothing, jewelry & accessories including hand designed scarves. Always affordably priced. Experience the new face of consignment shops. 1809 Red Barn Village, Clarks Summit. Thursday & Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 570-586-1222.
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Treasure Hunting Spotlight
The O l d e E n g i n e W o r k s A n t i q u e C o - O p
estled in the heart of Stroudsburg, The Olde Engine Works Antique CoOp has a past as storied and meaningful as the items it sells. The 20,000square-foot building opened in 1903 as a machine shop. Below its 45-foot peak, the shop manufactured large steam powered hoists that were used for bridge building, quarrying and many other heavy industry applications. Within a year of its closing in 1992, the building was transformed into an antique co-op with 14 vendors. This year marks the shop’s 20th anniversary. The Olde Engine Works Antique Co-Op has grown into a premier shopping destination featuring 85 to 90 vendors. Owner Bill Douglas says shopping at the marketplace takes on a leisurely feel. “We always
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have dealers with badges on the floor to help people, but we let people shop at their own pace and help them when asked.” While some dealers do specialize in specific items, their inventories are always varied and changing. The styles of furniture featured at The Olde Engine Works Marketplace range from Primitive, Victorian, Oak, Depression, ‘40s and ‘50s style, Danish and ‘60s Modern furniture. Customers can find glassware with styles such as Depression, Carnival, Flow Blue and vintagemodern styles. The vendors feature pottery including Roseville, Hull, McCoy and Fiesta. One of the extraordinary things about shopping in an antique co-op is that the inventory is sourced from all over, from auctions to estate sales. The vendors do the digging to get that unique piece into their customers’ homes. For the antiquing novice, it may sound cost prohibitive. “While our most expensive sale was a dining room set for $4,000, our items generally range in cost from $1 to $500,” Douglas assures. He furthers that many unique treasures can be found in the ballpark of $100. The beauty of buying antiques is the history of the item, known or unknown. One of Douglas’ most memorable sales is that of the grandfather clock that belonged to his own great-grandfather since his retirement. It was a reluctant sale because of the history, but the Tiffany clock was too tall for the ceilings in the Douglas home. The enthusiastic buyer transported the clock from Stroudsburg to Baltimore, strapped to the top of his car! Douglas still wonders how the clock made it to its new home. Winter hours are Monday-Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shops are open Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 570-421-4340, or visit www.OldeEngineWorks.com –Kieran O’Brien Kern
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AEIO RECEIVES DONATION bington Heights Educational Improvement Organization (AEIO) has received a $62,000 donation from The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains through funding provided by Peoples Neighborhood Bank. The funds will be used to supplement and enhance the educational environment and programs within the Abington Heights School District. AEIO brings together ideas, people and resources to support innovative educational programs outside the regular
school curriculum. Popular Abington Heights School District programs supported by the AEIO grants are FIRST Robotics, Greenhouse, Music Technology Lab, Weather Bug, Drama Society, Arts Alliance, Odyssey of the Mind, TV Studies Project, Summer Arts Alive, Earth Camp, Lithium Project & Science Olympiad, Aquaponics/Aquaculture, The Gathering and the Kuiper Award for Teaching Excellence. Visit www.AEIOAndYou.org
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The 2006 Tony Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night and Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. www.broadwayinscranton.com 800-745-3000 570-342-7784
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Brides-To-Be, Save the Date! Woodloch Bridal Showcase The most popular month to get engaged is December! If you just got engaged, mark your calendar for the Woodloch’s Bridal Showcase on January 26 from noon to 3 p.m. at Woodloch in Hawley! (Tip for guys: If you’re planning to pop the question this month, show her how much you’re already on top of things by buying her an advance ticket for the event!) Last year, the all-inclusive Pocono resort held its first Bridal Showcase. This year’s
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WHERE TO DINE Anthony’s- Casual dining with such entrees as Dover Sole, New Zealand Baby Rack of Lamb, hand-cut Black Angus N.Y. Strip Steaks, etc. Tray of Red Pizza Thursday night special- $9.95. Clam special-every Wed.– $4.95. Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sunday 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 4:30-11.p.m. 202 S. Main Avenue Old Forge, PA 570-451-0925. Arcaro & Genell- On Main Street, Old Forge since 1962. Carrying on the family tradition of homemade Italian specialty entrees, seafood, steak, chicken, veal & much more. Old Forge Red & White Pizza. Open Monday -Saturday, lunch at 11 a.m., dinner at 3 p.m.; takeout available. Private parties Sun. Catering services available on and off premise. www.arcarongenell.com 570-457-5555.
Bailey’s Rib & Steakhouse-see ad page 89 Best Friends Cafe- Casual dining. All pasta, ravioli, pierogie– handmade on premises. Breakfast & lunch daily 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring our giant pierogie stuffed with your favorite omelet or sandwich ingredients. Dinner specials: Thurs., Fri., Sat. 4:30-8:30 p.m. We cater. We deliver. BYOB. 1097 Carmalt St., Dickson City. 570-483-4747. www.besfriendscafe.com Big A Grillehouse & Tavern-
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Boat House- see ad page 13
Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, oldfashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. www.texas-wiener.com.
Cooper’s Seafood House- see ad page 85 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront RestaurantOverlooking 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.
Fern Hall Inn-see ad page 35 The French Manor- Elegant dining room features a 40-foot vaulted ceiling and two massive fireplaces. Request a table on the terrace for wonderful views of the Pocono Mountains or a table by the fireplace for a romantic dining experience. Gourmet dinner menu features Classical and Nouvelle French Cuisine. Proper attire required. (Jackets for gentlemen). Please note: restaurant is not suitable for children under 12. Reservations: 570676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com.
Glenburn Grill & Bakery- Great breakfast menu & specials daily. Signature sandwiches on homemade bread. Dinner entrees- N.Y. Strip, slow roasted prime rib, breaded haddock, chicken marsala– to name a few. BYOB. Homemade bakery items. Open 7 days a week Sun.-Tues. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Rtes. 6 & 11, Clarks Summit. 570-585-8777. www.theglenburngrill.com
Gresham’s Chop House- Dine in our beautiful 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 132
Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Enjoy charming décor & unique breakfast/lunch creations including funky chicken salad, Eggs Benedict & Christmas wrap. Daily homemade baked goods including our popular white coconut cake & chocolate fudge iced brownies. Daily breakfast/lunch specials.Tues.-Friday 7a.m.- 2p.m., Sat. 7a.m.-noon. Follow us on Facebook.1124 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-4000. 78
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.
La Tonalteca- see ad next page Ledge’s- see ad page 39 Leggio’s Italian Ristorante- see ad page 84 Lil’s Bar & Grill- Nestled on Lake Winola just a short ride from Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock. Modern yet casual, cozy bar and family dining, available for any occasion. Serving your favorite bar food and Chef's daily specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner.1085 State Route 307, Lake Winola. 570-378-3324
Manhattan Manor- Family-owned restaurant & bar in downtown Carbondale. A unique dining experience
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featuring steaks, pastas, flatbreads and a variety of delicious unique chef-inspired dishes. Large contemporary wine and martini menu. Live music, outdoor patio, on and off-site catering. Join us for hand-rolled sushi on Tuesday evenings. Hours 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044. www.manhattanmanor.net
Matteo’s- see ad page 87 Mayuri Indian Cuisine- Authentic South/North Indian cuisine with a balanced menu between vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. Enjoy excellent food and outstanding service. Some of our dishes include Dosa, Paneer, Tandoori, Biryani, Naan, Gulab Jamun and many more. 917 Wyoming Ave., Scranton www.pennmayuri.com Fax: 570-227-0017 Phone: 570-341-3410
My Mother’s Delicacies- see ad page 65 Patsel's- see ad page 87 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 130 Quaker Steak & Lube-
see ad page 130
Ruth Chris Steakhouse-see ad page 81 Settlers Inn- see ad page 39 Six East Restaurant- see ad page 83 State Street Grill- Cozy & casual street-side dining. Award-winning patio. Voted Best Chef 2008. Best Ambiance 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, formerly 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
Sycamore Grille- In the heart of Delaware Water Gap. Fresh seafood, steaks & pasta. Pub favorites like wings, burgers & more! Bar voted "Best Happy Hour" in the Poconos. Nightly Specials, live music, seasonal lunch. Come down to the Gap…we can't wait to see you! Exit 310 Rt. 80 570-426-1200 www.sycamoregrille.com December 2013
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From the kitchen of Joann Marianelli Finnerty, Bella Faccias
Ingredients: 6 Filets Flounder 2 Sticks Butter 1 Can Crabmeat 1/3 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs 1 Tbsp. Flour Garlic or Garlic Powder
Melt two tablespoons of butter. Add flour. Mix until thickened. Add half and half, and stir until boiling (strain if lumpy). Drain crabmeat. Add to mixture. Add salt, pepper and bread crumbs; mix well. Spoon mixture on filets. Roll and place fold on bottom of buttered baking dish. Melt remaining butter (or more). Add a few cloves of pressed garlic (or garlic powder) and grated cheese. Pour over fish.
Salt and Pepper to Taste
Season with a salt, pepper, paprika and parsley (I also sprinkle some seasoned bread crumbs).
Grated Romano-Pecorino Cheese
Add a little lemon juice.
Put dish in 350-degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Baste with butter while baking.
1/2 Cup Half & Half
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New Year’s Eve Celebrations Northeast PA
Stone Bridge Inn and Restaurant, Union Dale A special four-course dinner is offered. 570-697-9500 The French Manor, South Sterling Come for dinner, or book an overnight package. The event features cocktails at night with an ice sculpture and entertainment by the Spencer Reed Jazz Band. Breakfast will be served in the morning, and guests will be sent off with a special New Year’s gift. 570-676-3244 Malibu Dude Ranch, Milford The event boasts live entertainment, cocktail party and champagne toast at midnight. Overnight stays are available Sunday, December 29 through Wednesday, January 1. The package is $450 for ages 13 and up; all are welcome to join. 570-296-7281 Ehrhardts’ Waterfront Resort, Hawley A buffet and cash bar will open at 8 p.m. Tuesday night and be available into the New Year. Festivities include a DJ and dancing. A balloon drop complete with a champagne toast will occur
at midnight. 800-678-5907 Woodloch Resort, Hawley Parties for all ages will be hosted throughout the resort. Enjoy decorations, hats, noise-makers, variety acts, live musicians and NYC’s ball drop on the big screens. Overnight packages include accommodations, meals, resort activities and nightly entertainment. 1-800-966-3562 Matteo’s Italian Restaurant, Moosic Full menu available; restaurant open until 10 p.m. 570-961-2250 Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony Join the disco party for “That ‘70s New Year’s Bash,” for $80 inclusive. 570-722-9111 First Night Scranton The largest New Year’s Eve celebration of arts and culture in Northeast PA is familyoriented and alcoholfree. Those with First Night buttons can experience magicians, live music, caricature drawings, horse-drawn car-
riage rides, face painting, clowns, storytelling, dancers, jugglers, improv and games at various indoor venues throughout the downtown. Fireworks will ring in the New Year at midnight on the corner of Lackawanna and Penn Avenues. General admission event buttons are $10; seniors over age $65 are $5, and kids under age 5 are free. Buttons are available prior to the event at the Mall at Steamtown and Duffy Accessories in Scranton and all Gerrity’s Supermarkets locations. www.FirstNightScranton.com PEEPSFEST™, Bethlehem ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks hosts two sweet days of fun, December 30 to 31, presented by Just Born Inc. and ArtsQuest. The whole family can enjoy live music, arts, crafts and much more. The festival will include plenty of PEEPS® themed programming including PEEPS®‘s mores and a PEEPSFEST™ Mascot Dash. Several cuddly friends from the Lehigh Valley Zoo will make a special appearance. Fireworks will bring in the New Year on December 31 at 5:15 p.m. 610-297-7100
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Leadership Lackawanna Hosts Holiday Celebration
o to your closet. You know that sweater that your great aunt gave you five Christmases ago that you’ve never actually tried on? You know, the one that’s way in the back of your closet or deep in a drawer that screams, “I love the holidays!” just a little too, um, loudly for your usual tastes? Well, now is the time to put on that sweater. Then head out to Leadership Lackawanna’s Mix, Mingle and Jingle Holiday Party at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center on December 12 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The annual event will feature a festive holiday sweater contest! There will also be beer, wine, soda, pasta bar, candy station and raffle baskets. Validated parking is available! Tickets are $25 for members
of Leadership Lackawanna’s Alumni & Friends Association and for advance sales; admission at the door will be $30. All proceeds benefit Leadership Lackawanna, a leadership and professional development organization. Leadership Lackawanna is made of three distinct leadership programs, all of which enhance participants’ leadership skills and regional knowledge, enabling them to
better serve in their organizations and community. Established in 1982, Leadership Lackawanna has graduated more than 1,400 community leaders. Call 570342-
7711 ext. 125, or visit www.LeadershipLackawanna.com -Erika A. Bruckner
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Upside-Down Chicken Pot Pie From the kitchen of Chef Patti Brown, Dinner is Served
Place chicken in slow cooker. Top with onion, bay leaf, pepper and gravy.
Cover and cook on low heat setting
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs 1 small onion, diced
eight to 10 hours. About 30 minutes before serving,
1 dried bay leaf
make and bake eight biscuits as
1/4 teaspoon pepper
directed on package.
1 jar (18 oz.) chicken gravy
Meanwhile, gently stir vegetables
2 1/4 cups biscuit mix (or use your favorite biscuits)
into chicken mixture. Increase heat
2/3 cup milk
setting to high. Cover and cook 15
1 large carrot, diced
minutes. Remove bay leaf.
1 cup green beans
For each serving, split biscuit and
1 cup corn
place in soup bowl or tart pan.
1/2 cup green peas
Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture on top of biscuit.
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NEPA Holiday Cookie Exchange
Q. How do you get a delicious assortment of homebaked holiday cookies without preparing dozens of recipes yourself? A. Participate in a cookie swap! The NEPA Swappers are hosting a good ol’ Holiday Cookie Exchange on December 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Swapper and Event Organizer Orna Clum in Lackawanna
County. Guests will bring a few dozen homemade sweets, packaged in quantities of six. They will have a chance to mingle, sample goodies and then swap the cookies they like with neighbors. The concept of the swap is similar to swaps hosted by NEPA Swappers throughout the year. These events are a delicious way to diversify the 88
homemade foods in one’s own pantry while getting to know other members of the local food community. While the Cookie Exchange will center around baked goods, other swapping events have featured a wide array of culinary items, like hand-crafted mustards, free-range eggs, savory chilli, fresh-baked breads, canned jams and organic garden veggies. "We are very excited to host a
traditional Holiday Cookie Exchange,” admits Danielle Fleming, founder of NEPA Swappers. “It will be a great way for us to show new swappers how swapping works at our other events held throughout the rest of the year, while doing it in a format many are familiar with. Having it at a swapper's home also adds to the coziness of the event!”
Swapping groups have grown substantially in major cities, and now residents of Northeast PA have a chance to gather, meet like-minded neighbors and swap foods through NEPA Swappers. The organization brings together people who love homegrown and homemade foods through food swaps, held at various locations in Northeast PA. Members gather to sample foods, chat with other friendly swappers and bring home some of the bounty of the region. The group promotes local foods, sustainable communities, neighborly interaction and the art of home-cooked foods and backyard gardening. All foods swapped at these events must be homegrown or homemade, and swappers must acknowledge their foods are prepared in a safe and clean way. Swappers must register for this event in advance. Visit www.NEPASwappers.wordpress.com or www.Facebook.com/NEPASw appers. –Erika A. Bruckner
Illustration: Ted Michalowski
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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN THE POCONOS!
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Trends in Custom Home Renovations
n his 45 years in business, Sam Mundrake has seen many trends in how people live and adapt homes to meet changing lifestyles. “Obviously, very young couples aren’t concerned with the same issues in their homes as today’s aging and about-to-retire baby boomers,” says the 65year-old owner of Custom Building by Carriage Barn.
cabinetry), we began expanding our building into renovation and new construction products. Customers liked the style and design that we brought to their remodeling projects.”
If anyone should have a great perspective on how lifestyle and home needs have changed, it would be Mr. Mundrake, whose earlier career involved buying and selling antiques -items and furnishings which are a minimum of 50 to 100 years old. Mr. Mundrake began the construction side of his business 30 years ago. “It started with customized building to fit products we sold. A customer might purchase a unique, antique wardrobe that needed to fit into the specifics of their home. Since we already were building unique items that featured historical aspects (including bars, fireplaces and
Happenings Magazine recently interviewed Mr. Mundrake for his perspective on home trends. What are some trends in renovation and construction projects in the Northeast PA region? This area tends to be very traditional in design. When people are remodeling, they are looking for a new face but
not necessarily a radical change. For interiors, they are often looking to add color, accent trim and nice woodwork (whether it is painted, stained or finished). Quartz and granite are what most people are putting on their countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. There has been a big change in the tile world; choices now include ceramic, glass and traditional clay. There is a huge variety of colors, patterns and textures available that didn’t exist decades ago. Changes to lighting include the use of LED bulbs (a low-voltage, non-heat-producing bulb that has a long lifespan) and accenting lighting (used under cabinets and on display areas). Today’s homeowner also wants more control over their lighting, by using dimmers and automatic on/off sensory switches. While most flooring had traditionally been solid wood, engineered flooring is now becoming popular. There is no shrinkage in an engineered floor, and it can be installed over radiant heat. Floating floors are also popular. All windows feature better insulation; even economy versions have Low E (low-energy) thermal panes, which work as an insulating force to keep interior temperatures more stable. In general, the con-
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As people age, what kinds of changes do they look for in their homes? People want homes to be more userfriendly, that make it easier to go about day-to-day living. Examples are showers with no thresholds; we need to be able to walk right into a shower that has level floor drains. Through the entire house, we need to eliminate “step-ups” or “step downs.” Levers, as opposed to doorknobs are easier to turn; automatic lighting with sensors as one leaves and enters a room helps with safety issues, and converting conventional fireplaces to gas fireplaces means the owner can enjoy the benefits without the work! Also, today’s home elevators are not at all like your grandfather’s stair glide! For those who don’t want to give up their second floor, home elevators are an attractive and beautiful solution. There are also some lighting options with bulbs that last for 20 years, eliminating the need to change bulbs in dangerous and hard-to-reach areas. For individuals who want to live on one floor of a multi-floor, older home, conversions are made to add bathrooms and laundry rooms all on the main floor. continued on page 92
Photo Guy Cali Associates
struction industry has created many diverse products for homeowners, more eco-friendly and energy-efficient products across the board for those looking to remodel.
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Trends in Custom Home Renovations
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What are some of the more interesting projects you have built? A 30-foot outdoor waterfall, a greenhouse, an outdoor wood-fired pizza oven, interior residential elevators that look like walls, wine cellars and his-and-her custom showers. What are some tips for homeowners embarking on a remodel project? A good interior remodeler has to have an eye for space planning and must under92
stand clearly what it is that the homeowner wants to achieve. Projects run more smoothly when builders do lots of homework with the homeowner. Homeowners need to be kept abreast of progress – good and bad. (There are inevitably going to be delays.) Builders need to understand customers’ goals; that comes from good communication.
What’s your favorite quote? “Make it happen.” What is the most daring thing you’ve done? Going into business for myself. What are your special skills? I have my pilot’s license. What are your hobbies? Golf, skiing, motorcycles. December 2013
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Inn Touch With Local Decorating Gurus ecorating your home for the holidays can sometimes be a daunting task. Experts at local inns and hotels offer inspiration!
Pocono Manor: Traditional Pocono Manor incorporates the traditional style of the property into a family- friendly holiday display every year. According to Marketing Director Lisa Green, each year they go bigger and bolder with more lights both inside and out. “We try to keep our regular décor and holiday décor traditional and in keeping with our history,” she explains. Decorating begins November 2. Such an undertaking usually takes 30 people and about 1,000 man-hours. While this seems like a lot, Green says the best way to begin is with a small area, and focus on that. “You will feel success with completion, and that will help motivate you for the next area.” 94
The Radisson: French Renaissance As a National Historic Landmark, the staff at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton balances the needs of the modern traveler with the history of an important building. Drawing inspiration from classics like Macy’s in New York and Scranton’s former Globe Store, General Manager Michael Kearney uses historical elegance to create a one-of-a-kind holiday look. He says, “Those two icons are always the inspiration for how we should look.” Kearney lets the Station speak to him and inspire from within. Decorating takes up to ten days to complete, and almost the entire staff participates in some manner. “This building has generated memories over a hundred years. It is our responsibility to continue to create new lifetime memories for the next hundred years,” he explains.
The Settlers Inn: Arts and Crafts The1920s craftsman-style lodge is transformed into a naturebased holiday wonderland. Because nature is a major theme in this architectural movement, Owner Jeanne Genzlinger and her staff are always trying to bring the outdoors in. Starting the Monday after Thanksgiving, it takes about five days and a team of florists from House of Flowers to set up the Inn. In addition to natural garlands, birch bark candles and pinecone wreaths, they also decorate with a collection of artisanal finds, from blownglass ornaments to ceramics. Candles are also placed in every window, and four fir trees adorn the interior of the property. One of the most treasured holiday decorations is a 1950s-era continued on page 96 HappeningsMagazinePA.com
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Continued from page 94 dollhouse built by Genzlinger’s uncle. “Watching kids open it up and play with it is one of the best parts about the holidays,” she states. Genzlinger has tips to make the job easier. “I take pictures every year, so I know what I like and where. Clearly mark every box as you’re putting it away. Put on music; sit down if you’re tired, and enjoy it while you do it,” she advises.
The Inn at Woodloch Pines: Eclectic Warm, welcoming, classic yet eclectic is
what the Inn at Woodloch Pines aims for in its decor. The staff is always keeping an eye out for something that will fit. Patti Kiesendahl, owner and director of retail and décor at the Inn, buys what she thinks will 96
fit, even if it takes a while before it gets incorporated into the décor. “We’re constantly updating and upgrading, trying to give a fresh feel every year for our guests,” Kiesendahl explains. The holiday season is Woodloch Pines’ biggest decorating feat of the year. Lights start going up three weeks before Thanksgiving. With 12 hours of work by eight to 10 people each day, the task is usually complete by the end of that Sunday. Fitting with the homey, comfortable feel of the Inn, Kiesendahl does try to incorporate her own style into decorating, but keeps it on the conservative side. “During the year we’ll see over 40,000 people come through the doors, and that’s a lot of styles to please,” she exclaims. Using a lot of reds and greens and “Santas galore” to decorate, they try to keep it homey and welcoming, which according to Kiesendahl, is at the heart of the holidays. She also recommends looking for artwork that has soft, warm colors and to use nature when and where you can. Her biggest advice is to make a plan. She continues, “And remember to have fun. It’s not worth it if it’s a burden to you. Enjoy the season; get wrapped up in the spirit, and let it fly.” –Nicole Krempasky
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Home for the Holidays Green Ridge
his Richmont Street home in Scrantonâ€™s Green Ridge section was an American Foursquare style, popular in the United States from the 1890s to the 1930s. The home underwent extensive renovations in 2000, designed by Hemmler+Camayd Architects (Scranton) and construction by Rochon Construction Company (Mountain Top). 98
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Dining ro o m furniture: Penn Furniture
he home’s renovations included adding a gas fireplace, designed and built by Custom Building by Carriage Barn, who also restored the home’s traditional quarter-sawn oak woodwork and crown molding.
The original pocket doors with their large casing and beveled glass provide privacy between the living and dining rooms. Neighbor and family friend Patricia O’Brien provided the detailed holiday décor of the staircase and mantle as well as the custom-made draperies, table linens and handmade Raggedy Ann doll. December 2013
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Fireplace Safety Makes for a Festive Holiday Season
is the season to light the Yule log, roast the chestnuts and hang the stockings by the chimney with care. All over Northeast PA families will be snuggled up around their fires for the festive season. According to the United States Fire Administration, heating fires account for 36 percent of home fires in rural areas annually. Mike Woods, vice president of Woody’s Fireplace Inc. in Larksville, lends his expertise to festive fire enthusiasts.
Fireplaces should be checked and cleaned by a trained professional annually. If there is a strong smell of creosote or noticeable
creosote buildup, call a professional for an inspection. Part of having a safe fireplace environment is having the right tools for fireplace maintenance. Woods suggests a good pair of fireplace gloves to protect hands, a fireplace tool set and of course a fire extinguisher. Woods advises users to keep all combustible items and furniture three to seven feet away from the fire. When creating a safe fire, ensure the fire is fully contained by not overfilling the fire box. It is important to only burn wood that is properly dried and prepared for use as fuel. Woods reminds, “Firewood should be cut, split and stacked in
an area where it gets good exposure to sunlight and wind to facilitate proper drying.” He furthers that stored wood should be covered on top but open on the sides to allow for airflow. Hardwoods require 10 to 12 months to dry. Woods stresses not using wet wood or fresh-cut wood. “Never use gasoline, kerosene, diesel fuel or any other kind of accelerant or petroleum-based fuel to light fires, and do not burn trash, cardboard or any kind of colored paper.” A fire can be a warm and joyful part of the holiday season. Make it a safe one. –Kieran O’Brien Kern
For more on fireplace safety, visit www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com
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A Very Victorian Christmas The Stegmaier Mansion
t takes four people five days to decorate this down town Wilkes-Barre landmark. Owner Joseph Matteo (pictured opposite page) says the eclectic display blends Victorian and contemporary style. Many of the holiday decorations are in keeping with the era of the home. The 1870s mansion is a classic Victorian with French Chateau style and Gothic Revival influences. To turn the downstairs into a â€œChristmas Wonderlandâ€? decorations are added to all the mantels, gasoliers, sconces, doorways, walls and furniture. The end result brings a jaw-dropping response from those who enter the 12-foot black walnut entrance doors. 102
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Guests are welcome to tour the mansion during the annual Christmas Tea, December 21 and 22. Traditional treats, a Victorian Christmas presentation by staff dressed in period attire and an oldfashioned Carol sing-along around the piano celebrate the theme â€œVisions of Sugar Plums.â€? Call 570-406-1435. Photos by Stan Warunek, Montage Photography
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See who’s who at Happenings and learn what Christmas song is their favorite! (clockwise from top) Erika A. Bruckner, Associate Editor “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” Rosemary Nye, Account Representative “Mary, Did you Know?” Ken Chergosky, Account Representative “So This is Christmas” Katherine Kempa Administrative Assistant “Silent Night” Photo by Stan Warunek, Montage Photography
“Clang, clang, clang” went the trolley; “Ding, ding, ding” went the bell. We wish you a holiday that’s jolly, And a New Year that will be well!
Happy Holidays from Happenings Magazine!
Happenings’ staff members are pictured with Trolley Car #120, on display at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton. It was built by the J.G. Brill Company of Philadelphia in 1904 and purchased by the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company in 1929 to operate in Wilmington, Delaware. It was converted from a passenger car to a work car for rail-grinding duties. Visit www.ECTMA.org or call 570-963-6530. 104
Annette Profera, Account Representative “Silver Bells” & “O Come All Ye Faithful” Paula Rochon Mackarey, Publisher “When My Heart Finds Christmas” & “O Come O Come Emanuel” Barbara Toolan, Managing Editor “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” & “O Holy Night” Peter Salerno, Associate Art Director Lisa M. Ragnacci, Art Director “Silent Night” Jane Preate, Account Representative (not pictured) “O Holy Night”
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A Country Colonial Christmas James Manning House Bed & Breakfast
antas reign supreme in December at the James Manning House Bed and Breakfast. Versions of the Jolly Old Elf range from whimsical to traditional. Janet and Warren Heinly (pictured at right) turned their historic 1814 Federal-style home in the village of Bethany into a charming bed and breakfast. She describes her collection of nostalgic decorations as an eclectic mix from the 20th Century featuring antique ornaments, a large collection of Santa Clauses and many handmade ceramics.
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The Gathering Room (pictured above) is a place for guests to relax and play games, curl up with a good book or settle in to watch a movie. Festive and classic touches decorate the home’s exterior. The Heinlys hang wreaths on all of the doors while simple swags of greenery adorned with burgundy bows complement each of the windows. A Holiday Open House on December 7 coincides with Bethany’s “Christmas in the Village” celebration ( see page 64 for more). The Honesdale High School Chamber Choir will sing Christmas Carols at the James Manning House while local author Will Wyckoff will be there to sign his novel, Birds on a Wire. Visitors may also take a guess at the number of Santa decorations on display in the home. The winning entry will receive a one-night stay at the bed and breakfast. Call 570-253-5573. Photos by Stan Warunek, Montage Photography December 2013
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Take a photograph of a Northeast PA door, and submit it at www.Happ eningsMagazinePA.com to be eligible for a door prize we think you’ll love– a $100 gift certificate to Corky’s Garden Path Greenhouse in Clarks Summit. Here’s what you need to do. Take a picture of a door in Northeast PA (door should be on a public building or your own home, please! No playing paparazzi in front of an unsuspecting neighbor’s private residence!). We’ll share entries in future issues and announce the winner in March 2014. To enter, upload the fullresolution, digital file at www.HappeningsMagazine PA.com with entry information.
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Get inspired by these doors all decked out for the holidays! Photos by Jennifer Pesotine Tigue of Clifford, Scott Kumor of Taylor, Amy Hoffman of Milanville and Carol Hughes of Clarks Summit. Keep those entries coming!
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Make Christmas Merry for Your Pet
ith the holidays fast approaching, we’re all scurrying more than usual. It sometimes feels as if the treadmill that is life runs faster than we can possibly keep up, particularly at this time of year. In the frenzy of overbooked calendars and too little time, it almost seems we throw money at everything and everyone, often to the detriment of meaningful personal interaction and appreciation for the season. With all we juggle in our lives, providing a bowl of kibble and a pat on the head is too often the extent of our interaction with our pets, especially during the holidays. With our homes decorated and dressed for special occasions and wellintentioned guests offering unhealthy food treats, pets may be restricted to certain areas, or confined to crates or outdoors, to protect both them and the ornamentations. Monitor closely that pets are protected from mistletoe, potpourri, chocolate, grapes, raisins, rich foods of all sorts and the tree itself.
ity in mind. A pet, like a child, often has more fun with the box! In fact, in my household, milk jugs and soda bottles are among their favorite toys. If something special is desired, I recently discovered American-made products made by a committed to recycling and eco-friendly practices. Zogoflex “Hurley” (www.WestPawDesign.com) is one of many toys offered that float and are dishwasher safe, BPA-free and guaranteed against dog damage (they’ll replace ‘em). The company takes the toys back for recycling into new toys when they’re “dog tired.” They’re sold in 100percent recycled, minimal packaging. Gotta love it! Let me suggest an even nicer gift for the pets (and people) in your life. A simple, heartfelt promise of ongoing commitment of time. Even 15 daily minutes of fetch with your dog,
of exercising your cat with a Kong feather teaser or laser (both at www.Chewy.com), or better yet, of hitting the trail for a few invigorating miles together will not only enhance your bond tremendously; you’ll find yourself refreshed and renewed, better prepared to handle the rest of life’s challenges. Your pet will be healthier, will live a longer and more vital life if she’s fit and lean and will be less destructive and prone to neurosis if she has mental and physical outlets for her instincts and energy. Your own well-being will be enhanced, and it’s likely the life-as-treadmill experience will dissipate in light of a newfound appreciation for connection and relationship!
–Beth Dorton Dillenbeck, Hollow Hills German Shepherds blogging at www.instinctiveimpressions.blogspot.com
To remember pets in the seasonal spirit, many families buy them gifts. There’s no need to be lavish –keep safety and durabil112
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Thom Welby, Chief of Staff, State Representative Marty Flynn
Front, Betty Welby; Next row: L to R: Joan Welby Stets; Kathy Welby White; Maureen Welby McNichols; Becky Welby Bell; Mary Clare Welby; Anne Marie Welby Stulgis; Paul Welby; Back row: Kevin Welby (deceased); Raymond Welby; Thom Welby; James Welby; Robert Welby; Gerard Welby.
am very blessed in my life, being one of 13 children. My dad died of Leukemia in 1969, leaving 11 kids under 18 at home with my mom. I learned a great deal from sharing and about the caring of others through my childhood. I also have worn many hats over the years, from a paper route (actually it was my brother’s route, but I did help!) and selling “Blue Streak” Newspapers for the Scranton Tribune to working at Stop ‘n Go, Superior Trophy, Summer Stock Theater in the Poconos and the Post Office in Morristown, New Jersey. Finally, I attended a Broadcasting Academy in New York City that opened the door to my career in broadcasting. I held various positions at WPTS(WARD), WEJL and WEZX/FM107. In
1976 I also started working as a DJ, spinning at The Odyssey, Hot-Line, Times Square Disco, The Gatsby and The Oz. After a failed attempt at an advertising agency, I left the radio business and took a job as the Promotions Advertising Director and DJ at The Station Complex in Wilkes-Barre. I also assisted with the promotion of their other properties, Top Dog and Rocky Glen Park. I accepted an offer to return to radio sales in 1985 with KRZ, and I later accepted an offer to move to television and WOLF-TV, where I enjoyed 16 years of an everchanging and growing media company. In 2003, I accepted a position at WNEP-TV where I stayed until retirement in 2011. Over all those years, I was very lucky to have employers who agreed that community
involvement was an integral element of success. I volunteered for many groups that are very important to me, including the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Arthritis Foundation, The Greater Scranton Jaycees, St. Ann’s Media, Stand for Children, League of Women Voters, Lackawanna Heritage Valley, Dress for Success, E.O.T.C, Marleys’ Mission, Childrens Advocacy Center, First Friday Scranton, Good Schools PA, Lackawanna College, Lackawanna Count Visitors Bureau, Arts on Fire and others. I have also added a passion for animals with One Life to Live Animal Rescue, Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Blue Chip Animal Refuge and Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, and I have a near obsession against littering and blight! continued on page 116
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(Continued from Page 114) I retired in 2011 after seeing too many of my friends leave this earth before doing what they had hoped to enjoy or accomplish. I decided, with the support of my wife, that I would leave the stresses of employee life and devote my time to public service (and clean out the garage!). Sixty days after retiring, I had a serious health problem and two surgeries that put a dent in my plans. By the end of the summer, I was getting around pretty well. I was back to volunteering and a bit more appreciative of good health. At that time, State Representative Marty Flynn and his friends approached me about coming to work in his office to help constituents. My first, second and third reaction was to run away! I did not want to enter the world of local politics, until I had a “sitdown” with Marty. He
expressed he wanted to serve individuals, neighborhoods, businesses, public service groups, veterans and seniors, and he wanted me to be his extended connection to those groups and services. It is unfortunate that today not as many employers seem able to embrace the reality that doing community and public service work is an important ingredient to success. It strengthens their position in their market, enriches and strengthens the community in which they do business and allows for the growth – both professionally and socially – of their employees. On an individual basis, many of us complain that we do not have the time to volunteer. For the most part, that is true. We are all kept very busy by our family and pro-
fessional lives; however, I believe we can all make some time to help in some way. Whether it’s skipping an hour of TV on the weekend or addressing envelopes while watching TV, every single volunteer contribution and ingredient are integral to a successful end. Back in the late ‘70s I pledged the Greater Scranton Jaycees. At that time, we recited the “Jaycee Creed” before every meeting, after the Pledge of Allegiance. Today, I live a great deal of my life based on those simple 65 words written by C. William Brownfield. Today, many Jaycees don’t even know of “The Creed.” I do, and I still try to subscribe to its every line, every day. (Although… I still haven’t cleaned out the garage!) -Thom Welby, Chief of Staff, State Representative Marty Flynn
The Jaycee Creed We Believe… That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life; Thom Welby, Chief of Staff, State Representative Marty Flynn
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations; That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise; That government should be of laws rather than of men; That earth's greatest treasure lies in human personality; And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
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Set Healthy Habits for the Holidays
he holidays have been forever known as the most wonderful time of the year. The season flies by as you shop, wrap gifts, bake, and share in libations with your family and friends. Notoriously, it’s also a time of year to over indulge, and stepping on the scale in the New Year could come as a shock. Now is a great time to get on track, stay focused, and prepare for New Year’s Resolutions.
“When you see your family and friends at holiday parties, you want them to say, ‘Hey, you look good,’” says Gina Lecce, manager and personal trainer at Lake Region Fitness. “Get out of your comfort zone and push, especially around the holidays when you want to wear that red sweater!” As a personal trainer, Lecce sees a lot of clients that want to tone up around this time of year. To do so, she recommends creating a workout routine and sticking to it. Begin with 20 minutes of cardio to start the workout, more specifically
running. Spending some time on the treadmill will get your heart rate up and you will start to sweat, sure signs of a good workout. Proceed with spending some time in the weight room. For beginners, Lecce recommends starting with less weight and more reps. Sit ups, push ups, running and a little bit of weight lifting will get you on the right track to health and fitness for the holiday season. “You need to plan on spending at least an hour or two here for four days a week,” explained Lecce. Peer pressure is a positive thing when it comes to fitness. Find a friend to work out with that will make the experience fun for you. “If you’re not happy when you’re here, you’re not going to work hard,” reiterated Lecce. Pushing out of your comfort zone isn’t all done in the gym. Head to the grocery store with a list, and don’t defer from it. Shop smart for fish, veggies and whole grains. Making
junk food unavailable in your home will be a key component to avoiding it and staying focused. In terms of alcohol, choose wine or a wine spritzer. Skip the eggnog and other beverages that contain fattening milks. Another tip for eating healthy is to write everything down. Keeping track of the choices you make will assist you in making better ones and avoiding the wrong foods. “Everyone knows what they should stay away from,” elaborated Lecce on the importance of shopping smart. “What you put in your mouth is never a mistake.” Setting these goals now will make it easier to transition into 2014. Define achieving your resolutions for the New Year by being overall healthier, and set realistic goals rather than hoping to lose a certain number of pounds. Eating healthier and staying focused on your workout regimen will help you to be healthier, sleep better and breath easier. –Katie Manley
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS All area codes are 570 unless noted
Special Events Dec. 1-31, Koziar’s Christmas Village, Bernville. www.koziarschristmasvillage.com Dec. 1, 7-8, 14-15 & 21-22, Santa on the Trolley, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton. 800-22WELCOME. Dec. 6-8, Christmas Tea, Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m., Oldest House Main Street, Laceyville. 869-1679. Dec. 6-8, Christmas in Montrose, www.christmasinmontrose.com Dec. 6-7, Christmas in Our Hometown, Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 10a.m.-5p.m., Downtown Tunkhannock. 687-1584. Dec. 6-7, Holidays on the Square, Fri. 5-9 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown Scranton. 800-22-WELCOME. Dec. 6-8, Winterfest, Hawley. www.HawleyWinterfest.com Dec. 7, Santa Train, 10:30 a.m.2:45 p.m., Lackawanna County. 963-6730. Dec. 7,Christmas in the Village, 2-4:30 p.m., throughout Bethany. Dec. 7-8, Lionel Train Days, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Grzyboski’s Train Store, Moosic. 451-1700. Dec. 13-Jan. 2, Festival of Trees, Electric City Trolley Station & Museum, Scranton. 800-22-WELCOME. Dec. 15, 125th Celebration of St. Joseph’s Center, 2 p.m., Marywood University-Sette LaVerghetta Center, Scranton. 963-1290. 122
Dec. 31, First Friday Scranton, downtown Scranton. 800-22WELCOME
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Community Events Dec. 1, 20th Annual Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Kingston Armory, Kingston. 800733-2767. Dec. 1, Meet & Greet Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville. 420-0450. Dec. 1, Mayrutz Run, Chanukah Dinner & Candle Lighting, 4:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646. Dec. 1-4, Chanukah Candle Lighting, Sun. 5 p.m.; Mon. & Tues. 4:30 p.m.; Wed. 5:30 p.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646. Dec. 1, 9th Annual Skytop Holiday Arts Festival, Skytop Lodge, Skytop. 350-6512. Dec. 1, Buy Local Holiday Market, 11 a.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 1, Fairy Tea Party, noon, Tuscarora Wayne Community Room, Wyalusing. 746-4922. Dec. 1, Steak Bake, American Legion Rough Hall Post 510, Laceyville. 869-1961. Dec. 2 & 17, New Moon Celebration, 7 p.m., Columcille
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Megalith Park, Bangor. 610-5881174. Dec. 2, Roast Beef “Buck-Nite” Dinner, 4:30 p.m., Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville. 924-3182. Dec. 2, Monthly World Peace Meditation and Reiki Circle, 5-7 p.m., Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. 278-9256. Dec. 4, Home School Program, 2-4 p.m., Monroe Co Environmental Education Center, Stroudsburg. 6293061. Dec. 4, Let’s Dance! Ballroom Dancing, 6 & 7 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 945-1147. Dec. 4 & 5, Direct-to-the-Public Jewelry Trunk Show, Glint of Gold, Scranton. www.glintofgold.com Dec. 4, 11, 18, Advent Vesper Service, 5:45 p.m. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400. Dec. 6, Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue Spaghetti Dinner, 4:30-8 p.m., American Legion, Gilbert. 992-4185. Dec. 6, Pet Food Drive, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Dec. 6, Victorian Santa, 5-7 p.m., La Vieille Maison, Mifflinburg. 966-5052.
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 7, Trinity Church Bazaar and Lunch, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Trinity Church, Mt. Pocono. Dec. 7, Free Community Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Elm Park Church, Scranton. Dec. 7, Artisans Holiday Sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Basil’s Hall, Dushore. 928-8927. Dec. 7, Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Holy Name of Mary Church, Montrose. 278-1504. Dec. 7, Christmas Classic, A.J. Rinaldi Jr. Foundation, Scranton. Dec. 7, Christmas Gala, 7-10 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston. 287-8440. Dec. 7, Victorian Country Christmas, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., ManleyBohlayer Farm, Canton. 673-8144. Dec. 7, Holiday Craft Fair, 10 a.m.3 p.m., United Baptist Church Scranton. Dec. 7, Blowout Book Sales, 9 a.m.-noon, Manchester Community Library, Manchester Twp. 224-8500. Dec. 7, Handmade Holiday Gift Fair, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pittston Memorial Library, Pittston. 654-9565. Dec. 7 & 8, Fifth Annual Living Christmas Village, 4-7 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Dunmore. 342-5651. Dec. 7, Christmas Cookie Walk, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Dingmans Ferry United Methodist Church, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2288. Dec. 7, Pet Pictures with Santa Claws, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Berger’s Agway, Brodheadsville. Dec. 7 & 8, Indoor Nativity December 2013
Display, noon-5 p.m., Lutheran Church, Jim Thorpe. 325-4255. Dec. 7 & 8, Journey Through Bethlehem: A Living Nativity, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bethany. 253-6316. Dec. 7 & 8, 6th Annual Indoor Nativity Display, noon-5 p.m., Lutheran Church of St. John, Jim Thorpe. 325-4255. Dec. 7 & 14, Miniature Doll House Display, noon- 4 p.m., Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Carbondale. 282-1690. Dec. 7, 14 & 21, The Christmas Shoppe, noon–4 p.m., The Chamber Gallery, Carbondale. Dec. 7, 14 & Jan. 4, Anthracite HiRailers Model Railroad Club O Gauge Train Display, 1-4 p.m., Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Daleville. Dec. 10, Cupcake Challenge, 5-7 p.m., Keystone College, La Plume. 845-926-2075. Dec. 12, Leadership Lackawanna’s Mix, Mingle and Jingle Holiday Event, 6-8 p.m., PJ’s Pub at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Scranton. 342-7711. Dec. 13-15, Holiday Showcase, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Mud and Fire Potters, Little Meadows. 623-3335. Dec. 14, Victorian Christmas Tree, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Mill Village Church, New Milford. 278-3199. Dec. 14, 7th Annual Holiday Cookie Walk, 10 a.m.-noon, Clarks Summit Fire Company, Clarks Summit. 586-8061. Dec. 14, Holiday Homemade Cookie Walk & Craft Fair, 10 a.m.-3 HappeningsMagazinePA.com
p.m., Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co., Mt. Cobb. 689-2829. Dec. 15, Christmas Pageant, 10:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400. Dec. 15, All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast, 8 a.m.-noon, Clarks Summit Fire Co., Clarks Summit. Dec. 16, NEPA Swappers Holiday Cookie Exchange, 6:30 p.m., Clum Home, Scott Twp. www.Facebook.com/NEPASwappers Dec. 18, Candle Lighting Service, 7 p.m., Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 21, Winter Solstice, 4 p.m., Self Discovery Wellness Arts center, Montrose. 278-9256. Dec. 22, Advent IV Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 11 a.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. 346-6400. Dec. 28, Open Mic Nite, 7 p.m., Moe’st Everything Muse, Stroudsburg. 223-6900. Dec. 31, New Years Eve Dinner Dance, 6 p.m., Tuscarora Wayne Community Room, Wyalusing. 736-4922. Dec. 31, New Years-End World Peace Meditation & Vegetarian Breakfast, 7 a.m., Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. 278-9256.
Concerts Dec. 1, Delaware Valley Choral Society “Christmas is Bach,” 3 p.m., Drew United Methodist Church, Port Jervis, NY. 845-856-5696.
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 1, Wayne Choralaires “A Christmas Tapestry,” 2:30 & 7 p.m., Central United Methodist Church, Honesdale. 253-2104. Dec. 1, Bill Charlap, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 4, A Bucknell Jazz Christmas with Steve Rudolph and Friends, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Weis Center for the Performing Arts, Lewisburg. 5771000. Dec. 4, Christmas Rocks 10th Anniversary Tour, 8 p.m., State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. 1800-999-STATE. Dec. 5, Jingle Babes, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE. Dec. 5, Wayne Choralaires “A Christmas Tapestry,” 7 p.m., St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Carbondale. 253-2782. Dec. 5, 12 19 & 26, Bill Goodwin, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 6, Kim Parker, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 6, Newpoli: Christmas Songs from the South of Italy, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 6, Christmas With You, 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. 299-5655. Dec. 7, Organik Vibe Trio, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 7, Audra McDonald and Seth Rudestsky, Stroudsmoor Terraview, Stroudsburg. 421-6684. 124
Dec. 7, Christmas The Cabaret Way, 5:30 p.m., Regal Room, Olyphant. 489-1901. Dec. 7, Noel Night, 8 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624. Dec. 7, Christmas Concert, noon3 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Ringtown. Dec. 7, Nova: 21st Century Christmas Music, 8 p.m., Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Dec. 7, Community Contra Dance, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. 333-4007. Dec. 7, Bach and Handel Chorale Christmas Concert, noon & 3 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe. 325-4794. Dec. 7, Snow Songs with Lizanne Knott, Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077. Dec. 7, Christmas with a Twist, 7 p.m. Christian Missionary Alliance Church, West Pittston. 899-2264. Dec. 8, Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., New Life Community Church, Hanover Twp. 639-5433. Dec. 8, Wayne Choralaires “A Christmas Tapestry,” 2:30 p.m., B.V.M. Queen of Peace Church, Hawley. 253-2782. Dec. 8, Holiday Concert: A Very NEPA Christmas, 2:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 8, Bob Leive and the Wooster Street Trolley Band, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 8, The Wizards of Winter
and Angels for Mark: A Trans Siberian Experience, 4 p.m., State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton.1800-999-STATE. Dec. 8, Nova: 21st Century Christmas Music, 4 p.m., St. Nicholas R.C. Church, Wilkes-Barre. Dec. 8, Montrose Community Chorale, 3 p.m., Montrose Area H.S., Montrose. Dec. 12, Twelve-Twenty Four, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. Dec. 13 & 14, Winter Concert, Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 2 & 7 p.m., Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit. www.BBC.edu Dec. 14, Sounds of the Season, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s, Wilkes-Barre. 283-2000. Dec. 14, Bob Dorough Trio, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 14, Celtic Winter, Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077. Dec. 14, Wally Gordon Community Chorus Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Clarks Summit, United Methodist Church, Clarks Summit. 575-4708. Dec. 14, Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., St John’s Lutheran Church, Trexlertown. Dec. 14, Christmas With a Twist, 6:15, Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre. 899-2264. Dec. 14, Choral Arts of Luzerne Co. Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., St. Stephen’s Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre. 283-2000. Dec. 14 & 15, Big Band Holiday Featuring Somers Dream Orchestra, Thursday 2 p.m. & 7 p.m., Friday 3 p.m., Sussex County December 2013
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Community College, Newark, NJ. 973-300-3171. Dec. 15, Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Trexlertown. Dec. 15, The Jim Sturr Christmas Show, 3 p.m., State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. 1-800-999STATE. Dec. 15,Choral Arts of Luzerne Co. Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, Hazleton. 283-2000. Dec. 20, Bill Mays Invention Trio, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 21, Mike Mizwinski Originals & Holiday Tunes, Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077. Dec. 22, Fleetwing, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 22, Messiah Sing-Along, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. Dec. 22, The Messiah 36th Annual Concert, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 27, The Michael Collins Quartet, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 28, World Music for the New
Year, Harmony Presents, Hawley. 588-8077. Dec. 28, Open Mic Night, 7 p.m., Moe’st Everything Muse, Stroudsburg. 223-6900. Dec. 28, The Dave Liebman Quartet, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 29, Wayne Smith and Patrick McGee, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 30, COTA All Stars, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Party, Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap. 424-2000.
Cinemark, Moosic & Regal Cinema, Dickson City. Dec. 5-8, 12-15 & 19-22, A Christmas Carol-The Musical, Music Box Dinner Playhouse, Swoyersville. Dec. 6, Dinner at Theatre: Newpoli, 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 6-8, “White Christmas,” Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Thursday & Friday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sussex County Community College. Newtown, NJ. 973300-3171. Dec. 7, Audra McDonald, Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 421-6684. Dec. 7 & 8, Library Christmas Show, Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday Theatre 3-5 p.m., Tunkhannock High School, Dec. 1, “Batman Returns,” Pocono Tunkhannock. 836-1677. Community Theater and Cultural Dec. 12, A Christmas Carol, The Center, East Stroudsburg. 421-6684. Musical, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre Center Dec. 1-16, The Nutcracker Ballet, for the Arts, Easton. Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on 1-800-999-STATE. Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 12, Bad Movie Thursdays-Santa Dec. 5, Four Bitchin’ Babes, 7:30 Conquers the Martians, Scranton p.m., State Theatre Center for the Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Arts, Easton. 800-999-STATE. Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 5, RiffTrax Live: Santa Claus Dec. 12-22, A Christmas Carol, Sussex Conquers the Martians, 8 p.m., County Community College, Newark, NJ. 973-300-3171.
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Dec. 13 & 14, The Nutcracker, Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 14, “Falstaff,” 12:55 p.m., Select Theaters, www.FathomEvents.com Dec. 14, “Christmas, Christmas, Christmas,” 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-295-2420. Dec. 14, Celebration of Christmas, 5:30 p.m., Milford Theatre, Milford. 409-1269. Dec. 14, The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. & 5:30 p.m., State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. 1-800-999-STATE. Dec. 15, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 421-6684. Dec. 15, International Christmas Pageant, 10 a.m., Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 17, The Royal Opera House Ballet Series the Nutcracker, Participating Theaters. www.FathomEvents.com Dec. 19, Holiday Movie, 6 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 20, “The Nutcracker, ” Centenary Stage Company, Hackettstown NJ. 908-979-0900. Dec. 22, “White Christmas,” Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 421-6684. Dec. 26-28, The Nutcracker, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., Sette LaVerghetta
Center for Performing Arts, Scranton. 347-2867. Dec. 28, Clutch, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. Dec. 28 & 29, “A Christmas Carol,” Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093. Dec. 29, “Die Hard,” Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 421-6684. Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve Show, Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093.
Art Exhibits Dec. 1-6, Places I Love, Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Covington Twp. 842-1506. Dec. 1-12, Student Semester Review, East Stroudsburg University’s Madelon Powers Gallery, East Stroudsburg. 422-3695. Dec. 1-15, Jim Lennox: Sculptures and Paintings, 5-7 p.m., Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 408-4325. Dec. 1-15, Visual Literacy: Painting by Chad Stanley, 5-7 p.m., Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 408-4325. Dec. 1-24, The Enduring Valley, The Chamber Gallery, Carbondale. Dec. 1-31, Keeping Time: The Photography of Don HunsteinThe Unseen Archive of Columbia Records, Thursday-Sunday 10 a.m.5 p.m., Museum at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 847295-2420. Dec. 6, First Friday, 6 p.m., downtown Scranton. 344-1111. HappeningsMagazinePA.com
Dec. 7, Winter Arts Celebration, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Children’s Museum, Bloomsburg. 389-9206. Dec. 7, Art Opening Reception: Laurinda Rubin Photography, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 7, Arts Alive Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition, Suraci Gallery, Scranton. 348-6278. Dec. 8, Art Demo, 1:30 p.m., Pike Co. Arts and Crafts, Milford. email@example.com Dec. 14, Gingerbread Showdown, 4 p.m., Spirited Art Studio, Dickson City. 507-1560. Dec. 14, Craft Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Gouldsboro united Methodist Church, Gouldsboro. 842-6160. Dec. 15, Holiday Toy Program, 2 p.m. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, Scranton. 963-4804. Dec. 17, A Special Holiday Drink and Draw, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Doo Wop Lounge, Tobyhanna, jenn@jenniferAmazon.com Dec. 27, 4th Friday, 6-9 p.m., Downtown Tunkhannock. 687-1584.
Seminars & Lectures Dec. 1, Putting Your Christ in Christmas, Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 3, Home Heating Systems, 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Institute, Moscow. 842-1506. Dec. 4, World AIDS Day Panel
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DECEMBER HAPPENINGS Discussion, “The Face of Aids,” 10:50 a.m., Sussex County Community College. 973-300-3171. Dec. 7, Denali Wilderness, 10-11:30 am., Monroe Co. Environmental Education Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 7, Lenape of the Eastern Woodlands, 1 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 7, Introduction to Astronomy, 6 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 7, Home Made for the Holidays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Lackawanna State Park, N. Abington Twp. Dec. 8, Getting Ready for God, 10 a.m., Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 9, Excellence in Career and College Preparation, 6 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 702-5700. Dec. 9, “Terrorism: A Global Phenomenon-A Local Concern,” 5:30-7 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7816. Dec. 9, Introduction to Financial Aid, 7 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191. Dec. 9, The Menu: Back from Sorento, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 344-1111. Dec. 11, Building a Diverse Volunteer Base, 9-11 a.m., Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. 3475616. Dec. 15, Spiritual Gifts Workshop, 11:45 a.m., Unity of NEPA: A
Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 22, “For Now, We are God” & Christmas Party, Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016. Dec. 29, Happy New Year, 10 a.m., Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center, Wilkes-Barre. 592-3016.
Nature Dec. 2, New Moon Celebration, 7 p.m., Columcille Megalith Park and Celtic Cultural Center, Bangor. 610-588-1174. Dec. 4, Home School Program: Weather, 2-4 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 8, Introduction to Snowshoeing, 9-11 a.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 7, Art Opening Reception: Laurinda Rubin Photography, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. Dec. 8, Winter Fun Day, 1-5 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006. Dec. 14, Winter Survival Hike, 1 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 14, Around the Campfire, 4:30-6 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. Dec. 15, Christmas Bird Count, Monroe Co. Environmental Education Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.
Dec. 17, Full Moon Celebration, 7 p.m., Columcille Megalith Park and Celtic Cultural Center, Bangor. 610-588-1174.
Kids Corner Dec. 7, Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m., Roslund Elementary School, Tunkhannock. 836-6804. Dec. 7, Breakfast with Santa, Lake Carey Volunteer Fire Company, Tunkhannock. 836-2355. Dec. 7 & 8, EcoZone! Afternoon, 1-4 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry. 8282319. Dec. 19, Free Holiday Double Feature: Mickey’s Christmas Carol & A Muppet’s Christmas: Letters to Santa, 6-9 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple, Scranton. 346-7369. Dec. 19, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite, 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, WilkesBarre. 826-1100. Dec. 21, “Great Events,” 10 a.m. & noon, Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191. Dec. 21, Etiquette for Children, Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191. Dec. 27 & 28, “Kids’ Kabaret: The Psychedelic ‘60s,” Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware. 421-5093. Find more December events at ww.HappeningsMagazinePA.com
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St. Ann’s Basilica Shrine Parish
CHRISTMAS SEASON SCHEDULE: Mon., Dec. 23, Mass Novena at 8 a.m., noon, 5:30 & 7:30 p.m., Novena at 3:30 p.m. Confession after all services. Christmas Eve Masses - 4 & 10 p.m. (Confession 10 a.m.-noon) Christmas Day Masses - 8:30 & 11 a.m.; NO Evening Mass Tues., Dec. 31- 7:30 p.m. Vigil Mass for Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God Wed., Jan. 1- 8:30 a.m., noon & 7 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 4, 11, 18 Advent Vesper Services Half-hour 5:45 p.m. service with guest musicians each week Light Soup Supper follows worship
Dec. 15 • 10:30 a.m. Christmas Pageant Covenant’s children present “Just a Little Christmas”
Dec. 22 • 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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Convention & Visitors Bureau . .7 Lackawanna County/Scranton Made . . . . . . . . . .25 Lake Region Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Lancaster History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Leggio’s Italian Ristorante . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 Malibu Dude Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Manning’s Milk & Ice Cream . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Mariotti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 Marshall Parker & Weber, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 Mary Koczawara Hair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Matteo’s Italian Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Mercer Museum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Mill Market . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Minooka Subaru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 Mountain Knits & Pearls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Mr. Basement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .125 My Mother’s Delicacies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 N. B. Levy’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 New York Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119 Nichol’s Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 Note Fragrances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Nye Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Oscar Roth Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 PA Cyber Charter School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 PA Ski Areas Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Parker Hill Community Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128 Patsel’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Paulson National Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 Penn Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 Penn’s Peak Roadies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Perma Glaze & Bath Renew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Pocono Arts Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17 Pure Medi Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 Quaker Steak & Lube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .130 Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel . . . . . . . . . .132 Regina Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Ruth’s Chris Steak House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .81 Sea Hag Soaps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Settlers Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 Shannon’s Pet Boutique . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113 Shawnee Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Shoppes at Montage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .131 Six East Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Spirited Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Split Rock Resort . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 St. Mary’s Villa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120 State Theatre Center for the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 Steve Pronko Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 Suburban Casuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Teeters’ Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Treasure Hunting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 Wallflower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Wayne County Ford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 Weis Markets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83 Where to Dine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78 Wild For Salmon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .87 Willow Tree Shop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 Wisnosky Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Woodloch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 WVIA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .121
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DICKSON CITY Exit 191a off of I-81 4005 Commerce Boulevard 570.489.LUBE (5823) There's ALWAYS something happening at The Lube! From Tuesday's All-You-Can-Eat Wing Night, Happy Hour with Half Price Appetizers running Mon.-Thurs. from 8-10 p.m., Friday, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 4-6 p.m., and so much more! QUICK LUBE ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT LUNCH BUFFET AYCE Soup & Salad Bar $6.99, Lunch Buffet Mon., Wed. & Fri. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Or check out our new “Price Break” Lunch Menu! MONDAY - KIDS NITE 5-8 p.m., $1.99 kids meals (with adult purchase), free face painting, play Wii on the big screen, Crafts with Coop our mascot on select nites! EVERY NITE IS MOVIE NITE at THE LUBE! Stop by the Lube to Win FREE IMAX Movie Gift Cards daily on our prize wheel! $15 Movie Meal Deal Lube Burger, Side & Fountain Beverage plus Movie Ticket.* Present your ticket stub for daily discounts and specials! *Regular Movie ticket not valid on IMAX or 3D BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY WITH US! Dinner, Cocktail & Business Parties. Free room rental. Full bar service. Formal or informal. Special Menus Available. Fun, Festive Atmosphere! Don’t forget that Lube Gift Cards make great gifts! Buy $25, get a free $5 gift card!
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Also Located in BLOOMSBURG Exit 232 off of I-80 211 Columbia Mall Drive 570.389.WING (9464)
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E. STROUDSBURG BLOOMSBURG DICKSON CITY MOUNT POCONO STROUDSBURG WILKES-BARRE 563 Milford Road 570-223-0600
Exit 232 off of I-80 Exit 191a off of I-81 570-963-1115 570-784-1140
103 Westfall Town Dr. Exit 224 off of I-80 Exit 145 off of I-81 570-275-1529 570-491-4341 570-455-0313
Exit 3 off of I-380 570-839-0300
Exit 305 off of I-80 570-421-6263
I-81 & Rte 315 570-883-5682
615 SR 6 East, Suite 1 570-996-0157
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Exit 165 off of I-81 570-823-7264
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Published on Nov 27, 2013
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