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Green Growing Meet advocates of environmentally friendly growing, the 2014 Green Leaders (including Sue Bullock and sons, pictured above left).

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Paws to Vote Check out this month’s adorable NEPA Pets and vote for your favorite online.

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Sapphire Celebration Celebrate Happenings’ 45th Anniversary with a salute to area businesses over four decades old.

45 Ways to Get Outside Discover how to enjoy the great outdoors (including Salt Springs Park, pictured above center!)

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Find out about a wedding show dedicated to the greater good.

Farm Food Finder Locate organic and local foods at regional shops, restaurants and events.

Wedding Wishes

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Outdoor Dining Guide

Jumpin’ June Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!

Find places to dine al fresco!

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Father’s Day Gifts Get inspired by these offerings for Dad, found at local shops.

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Driving it Home Learn which cars are most recommended by local dealers, and meet car enthusiasts.

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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, I enjoy your fine magazine, articles and featured brilliant photography, but was a bit taken aback by the cover photo on the April issue. Although the lady gracing the cover is very beautiful and the vivid colors in the photo striking in general, it’s a bit more revealing than the usual cover shots. I deal with a varied public customer base, and not only did they make unfavorable comments and look a bit shocked when they picked up the issue from our lobby coffee table, but many of my coworkers were similarly expressive in their response. –Barb Marsicano, Vandling, PA Dear Happenings, A gentleman called who lives in Staten Island, requesting our guide and calendar of events. I asked him how he heard about us. “I was just reading my copy of Happenings Magazine and saw it.” Just wanted you to know. –Shelley McAndrew, Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Dear Happenings, Love the cover (May 2014)! Wonderful story, issue and thank you so much for my mom's prize as first place in the Mother's Day issue ! –Valerie Dreater-Fetchen, via Facebook Dear Happenings, I loved the Dear Readers article in this month’s Happenings (May 2014). Beautifully written and very true that so many women go through it (pregnancy loss) and it shouldn’t be swept under the rug. –Sarah O'Fee, via email Dear Happenings, I LOVE Happenings. I get it every month and read the whole thing and plan my activities from it. Wonderful publication. –Dottie Ephault Luther, via Facebook 4

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Paula Rochon Mackarey Barbara Toolan Lisa M. Ragnacci Peter Salerno

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Ken Chergosky Rosemary Nye Jane Preate Annette Profera April Dakoske Kieran O’Brien Kern Julie Korponai Monika Loefflad Melissa Sanko Erika Wilson

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t’s not easy being green,” sings Kermit the Frog... “having to spend each day as the color of the leaves…” By the end of his lamenting, he reaches a self-affirming conclusion that “I’m green and it’ll do fine– it’s beautiful, and I think it’s what I want to be.” Kermit no doubt realizes that green is the color of nature, fertility and life. It symbolizes self-respect, well-being and balance. It also means learning, growth and harmony.

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So as we celebrate this June 2014 issue of Happenings Magazine, marking our 45th year in business, we chose to adopt the color green. From green growers to outdoor green spaces to enjoy, we truly have what it takes to make other regions green– with envy! As I read the great articles that our team put together, I became so inspired by the 2014 Green Leaders (page 7). We have all the resources right here for well-being, balance and harmony! Our list of 45 Ways to Get Outside (page 30) is your key to enjoying summer here in Northeast PA. Challenge yourself to see how many of the 45 you can check off this month. All of the green in our region this season truly is beautiful. Because many of us live here, we may not realize exactly how beautiful it is. I remember when a relative from Texas visited here a few years ago. “My goodness,” she said as she looked out over a lush green golf course, “It looks like an oil painting!” I hope this issue provides you with the tools for learning, growth and harmony! And, if it does, please send a quick note and tell us! We so enjoy visiting your homes each month that we’re giving you a glimpse into our Happenings Magazine home on page 146.

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A very special thank you to our staff, led by Managing Editor Barbara Toolan (who has been with Happenings for nearly 20 of the magazine’s 45 years). Thanks The firs Magazint issue of Happe also to our e, June 1 969. nings readers and business partners who have made the past 45 years possible! Fondly,

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Lady Antebellum, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000.

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Arts on Fire Industrial Arts Festival,Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 963-4804.

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24th Annual Great Tastes of PA Wine & Food Festival, Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. 888-802-2348

Pedal & Paddle Festival, Prompton State Park, Prompton. 9 a.m. 845-252-7454

Matt Birkbeck, Author of “The Quiet Don,” Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 7 p.m.

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“Endless Mountains, Rural Places, Rural Lives,” Gallery at Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. Through July.

Public Bog Walk, Cranberry Bog, Tannersville. 1 p.m. 629-3061.

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Fire at The Furnace, Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces. 6-8 p.m. 963-4804.

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“D-Day 1944,” Everhart Museum, Scranton. Through June 17. 346-7186.

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Northeast Fair, fairgrounds, Pittston Twp. Through Sat. 654-2503.

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Ice Cream Social & Book Sale, Old Mill Village, New Milford. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival, Blakely Borough Recreation Complex. 8 a.m. 963-6730

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Fiddlin’ Around, Central Park, Honesdale. 7:30 p.m.

Boston with Cheap Trick, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Bethel, NY. 800-745-3000.

Canton Wine & Cheese Festival, Manley Bohlayer Farm, Canton. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 364-2600.

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ince 2006, Happenings Magazine has honored standout residents of Northeast PA who are passionate about protecting and preserving the environment. The 2014 Green Leaders are introduced on the following pages. This year, we chose individuals who are passionate about “green growing,” ranging from farmers to educators and gardeners to chefs. These conscientious individuals are examples of how to incorporate more “green” in the region through championing causes such as local food use and sustainable growing methods. Find practical tips and expanded biographies from the 2014 Green Leaders at www.HappeningsPA.com!


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Day Job: Founder of Essential Eating Sprouted Foods and Essential Living Resides: Waverly Family: Husband, Dr. J. Anthony Quinn Janie developed the nation’s first commercial, certified organic sprouted flour process and manufacturers certified organic, sprouted, 100-percentwhole-grain products through Essential Eating Sprouted Foods. “Sprouting whole grains converts starch molecules into plants. Plants are easier for the body to digest, and the nutrients are more bioavailable,” she explains. Her best-selling 100-percentWhole-Grain Sandwich Bread is heart healthy with no additives, colorings or GMOs. She supports sustainable, organic growing practices, which, “protect and support our soil and keep toxic chemicals from polluting our food supply and our bodies.” She speaks nationally about “making better choices…both for the food we consume and the environments that we create.” She has also written four books. 8

“Having a healthy eating lifestyle is quite simple and could cure and prevent a lot of the illness in our culture. The difficult part is that real, quality food is not supported nor promoted in our food system today and therefore is not readily available. Already over 80 percent of our food supply contains genetically modified organisms. I’d prefer not to eat genetically altered food, but soon that won’t be an option. Our food supply is poor quality as we’ve been led to believe that food should be cheap. The cheap food experiment is failing us. “There isn’t always a perfect choice when it comes to food or the environment, but usually there is a better choice,” she says. “When you know better, you do better. Sometimes a baby step can have a dramatic effect on the health of your body and your environment.” Visit HappeningsPA.com for Quinn’s Sprouted HappeningsPA.com

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Janie founded the Essential Eating “Organic and Clean Food” Farmers Market to support the local real food supply. The market is open on Routes 6 and 11 in Clarks Summit with local and organic meat, eggs, sprouted bread, produce and other food items. She is also a member of Countryside Conservancy, cooking instructor and Feng Shui consultant.

sue bullock Day Job: Owner of Back Achers Farm Resides: Rome, PA Family: Sons, Aaron and Samuel Bullock Sue is a lifetime member of the PA Association of Sustainable Agriculture and member of Buy Fresh Buy Local and Essential Eating Farmer Market. “I grew up on a farm and developed an intimate relationship to the land. I was always interested in both growing healthy food and health and nutrition.” She and her late husband Alan settled in Rome, PA in 1997 and started a farm using sustainable growing methods. Today, both of their sons are in the business. Chickens, turkeys, pigs, sheep and cattle are raised on pasture and either grass fed or fed 100 percent certiJune 2014


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fied organic feed. Their gardens are free from herbicides, pesticides and GMOs. Best-selling maple syrup is pure, made with only organic defoamers and no chemicals. “We stand by what we believe, love what we do, and care,” explains Bullock. “Green growing is at the root of health. It is the health of the planet with which we are intricately connected and dependant upon, and it supports the health of the individual on mind, body and spiritual levels.” She also gives presentations about nutrition, buying local and other aspects of health and wellbeing.

Mother, Robin Peregrim (Kitchen and Bakery Manager); Children, Lena Mae, Griffith and Sutton

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Day Jobs: Vegetable and Animal Production Manager (Lewis) and Sales and Marketing Manager (Amber) at Miller’s Orchards Farm Market Reside: Scott Township Family: Father, Walter Peregrim (Orchard Production Manager);

Rebekah Gillette Day Job: Plant-based cooking expert for Yoga Journeys Resides: Simpson Family: Daughter, Bella ci Lisa Ragnac

At the farm, all animals and produce are grown with a “certified sensible” approach. Amber explains, “We prefer for our customers to be intimately involved in what we are doing, so that they ‘certify’ our practices.” In 1999, they began producing livestock naturally on open pasture. “It results in a more nutrient-dense bacon and sausage and a full flavor that is unique to the individual forage choice of each hog,” says Lewis. “Nutritionally, our plants increase in mineral uptake which creates a healthier, more nutrient-dense crop with less water weight and more mineral content.”

Gillette has been involved in many local and national healthful eating initiatives and is the former owner of Be Life Café, a local restaurant serving local and organic ingredients. She is taking her passion for food education to television airwaves, creating plant-based cooking content for Yoga Journeys upcoming season on WSKG. “The program is geared to inspire and educate children and their parents with a holistic approach to well-being, including yoga, fitness, nature, science, gardening, music and eating clean,” she says. “I think it’s so important to help young children look at what they’re feeding their bodies and not be fearful to try new things and to eat what makes their bodies feel better. Once kids are inspired to see food differently, they share it with their friends and families.”

The family is passionate about local foods and farming because it plays such a huge and intimate role in everyday life. “Well over 90 percent of the calories our community eats each day comes from outside of our region, while small farms are struggling, and farmland has ceased to be managed. We are allowing a large piece of our economy to be determined by companies and governments

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large piece of our economy to be determined by companies and governments that don’t have Northeast PA first in mind. Secondly, we don’t want to see a community that is disconnected from its food source and how it is grown.” The Peregrims provide opportunities for children and families to visit the farm and learn about sustainable, healthy farming. Meat without GMOs, strawberries grown without pesticides and other produce and eggs are customer favorites.

batch of broiler chickens, strawberries and asparagus. July brings Blueberry UPick, raspberries and naturally grown vegetables. The Peregrims are also members of the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture and the Weston A. Price Foundation.

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SUSaN VINSKOFSKI

Day Job: Writer/Editor at Learning and Yearning Resides: Clarks Summit Family: Husband, Michael; children, Jessi and

kenneth ruby, LEED aP BD+C Day Job: Specifications Writer, Project Manager and Associate at hemmler + camayd architects in Scranton Resides: Spring Brook Township

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Family: Wife, Michele; Daughter, Lilianna Ruby, a LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, has been part of the design team for two local projects that have achieved LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. One of those projects was Lackawanna College’s Environmental Education Center in Covington Township, where this issue’s cover photo was taken (read more on page 14). The property’s landscaping utilizes native and adapted plant species

that require no potable water irrigation. “The majority of the site has been restored with native species that match what was in place before any of the work began – the site was a natural field, and for the most part it remains a natural field,” he explains. “This is important as it minimizes disruption to the local ecosystems.” “From the time I was a young boy I enjoyed the outdoors including hiking, camping, swimming, fishing and hunting with a keen interest in protecting and preserving the environment for others to enjoy. As a member of the design community, I believe we have a responsibility to preserve and protect the earth’s natural resources to the greatest extent possible. Green design and building is a pro-active, hands-on means of conserving and protecting our natural resources and natural environment; it is not just ‘talking the talk,’ it is actually ‘walking the walk.’” Ruby has also aided in river cleanup with the Lackawanna River Corridor Association and Boy Scouts.

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Vinskofski's philosophy on food is simple: Eat real food. "Forget processed and packaged," she advises. "Buy single ingredients; get your family together, and cook! Think about how the animal you're eating was raised, or how the produce was grown. It truly makes a difference when it comes to nutrients." Vinskofski is committed to organic farming and gardening, whether she is doing it herself or purchasing from those who are. "All of our meat, eggs and raw dairy come from local farms who raise their animals on pasture – the most environmentally friendly way to raise an animal. We grow what vegetables we can in our garden, buy organic from local farmers' markets when possible and strive to buy organic at the grocery store. And I consider foraging for wild food the ultimate in local food," she explains. “'Manufactured' food is not good for me or the environment." When she was 16, she read a gardening book, dug up her parents' entire backyard and started a garden. Now a Master Gardener with Penn State Cooperative Extension, she is just as passionate about gardening today. Vinskofski shares her passion for gardening, real June 2014

food and natural living at www.learningandyearning.com and recently released an ebook. “The Art of Gardening: Building Your Soil” teaches a nodig way to garden that builds healthy soil. "Healthy soil is vital to a garden that can resist disease and pests, and that produces nourishing fruits and vegetables," she explains. "This earth is our only home, and we've been appointed as caretakers by God, our Creator. We're not doing the best job. As a gardener and real food advocate, I'm really concerned that we're destroying our soil to the detriment of our health. I want to do what I can to let others know that there's a better way."

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Day Job: Owner/Manager of the Josie Porter Farm Resides: Stroudsburg Family: Husband, Gary Bloss Secord’s experience with the Peace Corps in West Africa allowed her to see subsistence farming, as the people grew what they were going to eat that year. “That had a huge impact on me,” she recalls. “I felt that if I wanted to see a change in the food system here in the States, I would have to participate in a deeper and more meaningful way.” She founded the Josie Porter Farm in 2006, named after the former owner of Continued on page 12

Secord is pictured with the “daba,” a tool from Mali, West Africa that is the farm crew’s preferred tool for weeding, digging and seedbed preparation. Amanda Grace Images

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Find Secord’s recipe for Garlic Greens Pesto at www.HappeningsPA.com!

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“Food is the common thread that can bring families and communities together,” she observes. The farm reconnects people to the place from which their food comes; a Learning Garden allows CSA families to spend time together cutting fresh herbs and flowers. “Children love being in the gardens and fields. They experience a direct connection to the earth and begin to realize its connection to the food they eat. They are also some of the best connoisseurs who realize the taste difference of a green bean grown on the farm.”

Friends of Cherry Valley, Brodhead Watershed Association, PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture, PA Women in Agriculture and Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group.

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agriculture movement in the 1950s and 1960s. No chemicals, herbicides or pesticides are used. Fresh vegetables, garlic and Garlic Vinegar are the most popular farm items sold through the buying club and CSA.

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Day Job: Regional Chef at Whole Foods Market Resides: Middle Smithfield Township, East Stroudsburg Family: Wife, Sharon; son, Dylan; daughter, Casey; Parents, Stan and Ruth Rothman is a board member of Foodshed Alliance. As one of the founding members of the Slow Food Pocono Mountains Chapter, his motivation was to grow passion for local, quality foods that support neighbors, cut carbon footprints and provide better nutrition. Slow Food is a grassroots organization started in Italy in 1986 as a revolt from impending fast food choic-

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As a chef, he always believed food quality was important; however, becoming a parent reemphasized how vital it is to eat well and feed others well.

“Young people are our future. The more educated they are, the better prepared they will be for the

challenges ahead,” Wheeler explains. “It’s also about allowing children to find a connection with nature, allowing them to acquire the wonder and awe on their own.” She formerly served as Ecological Educator at Lackawanna College where she developed and taught K-12 school programs and summer camps. As a mom, she teaches her own children daily, admitting, “Their awe and wonder reminds me of my own curiosity as a child.” She has also been involved with the PA Association of Environmental Educators and is pursuing a Sustainable MBA in Green Development. –Erika A. Bruckner

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A longtime local food advocate, he says, “We draw connections between our plate and our planet; one cannot be happy and healthy with out the other.” According to Rothman, “Our food systems in America are very broken. Big agriculture grows mono-crops treated with chemicals, so they hold up well in travel and on shelves. This, along with the way animals are raised in mass lots, is killing our soil, waters and us. Recently, many Americans are waking up to this. Many of us now realize that it is cheaper to pay your farmer than your doctor.”

“I think my love of nature stems from playing outside as a child and enjoying all of nature’s wonders,” says Wheeler. She founded Branching Out Earth Education Services as Wheeler Excavating’s newest way to promote sustainability. “I believe education is the foundation for change. You can’t solve anything if you don’t understand the problem or the solutions.” Example educational programs include green building, outdoor recreation, habitat discovery, sensory hikes and water investigations.

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es. His local chapter has hosted farm-to-table celebrations, demonstrations at the Monroe Farmers Market and healthy eating initiatives in schools.

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The $2 million project was partially funded by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Recreation and Conservation Environmental Stewardship Fund, PA Department of Education and United States Department of Education.

Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center hen the Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center outgrew its former building at the Moffat Estate in Covington Township, Hemmler and Camayd Architects designed a new 5,000square-foot building on 211 acres of nearby property. The building is dedicated to the memory of Nancy Coccodrlli Angeli, the late wife of President Emeritus Raymond S. Angeli. The building was awarded a Gold LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council.

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explains Sharon Yanik-Craig, education coordinator. “An exposed utility room demonstrates a marsh machine that recycles the facility’s waste water to be used as flush water in the restrooms and other recycled and regional materials used during construction.” The property includes a wind turbine, solar panel array and geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, which harness the earth’s natural moderate temperatures from a pool of eight 400-foot wells. “Our goal for this building was to create a teaching tool that would enable us to expand on the center’s existing environmental programs,” says Yanik-Craig. A HappeningsPA.com

picnic area, improved trail system and playing fields are being planned. The center is open yearround, and programs are available for all ages and school groups. Summer camps are offered for children from ages 5 to 14, and school age programs are for grades kindergarten to 12. The center has public nature walks, evening lectures and weekend workshops. “We hope to expand our offerings and provide the community with programs to promote environmental awareness and ecological sustainability,” explains Yanik-Craig. Visit Lackawanna.edu/about/locations/environmental-education-center –Linda Scott

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for 75 Years From Farm to Table

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n 1939, a small group of farmers began selling their produce to local store and restaurant owners in Scranton. That cooperation grew into the Scranton Co-Op Farmer’s Market. Established by local farmers to market their products to the public, they eventually pooled their money and bought a piece of property at Lawell Street and Barring Avenue, where customers can still find them today. “Our Market is the oldest and largest farmerowned, grower-only market in the state of Pennsylvania,” explains Ruth Griggs, a non-member vendor. “I worked at the market as a young child with my father (who just retired at age

87).” While none of the 30 voting members are originals, many are descendants. It is these 30 who determine which farmers get one of the 40 coveted spots. A farmer must have proof that he raises all of the products he wishes to sell. Griggs believes it is not only the quality of the food but

the opportunity to shake the farmer’s hand that makes the market priceless. Some aspects of the market have changed in 75 years, such as the hours, a paved instead of a dirt lot and the customer themselves. The common patron is no longer a housewife. A fully


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equipped kitchen, a paved midway and new products have all been added to meet consumer demand. Despite the changes, the basics remain. Many farmers are second, third or fourth generation. The produce is still harvested fresh and proudly displayed. Griggs believes it is this atmosphere that not only draws local consumers but those from NY, MD and NJ. Families use it as a meeting place. Co-workers come for a quick lunch and shopping. “It’s also a great place to walk in the fresh air,” according to Griggs. This year, patrons will be able to purchase a cook-

book compiled by the Ladies Auxiliary to commemorate the 75th anniversary. “There’s a foundation of trust and loyalty that has enabled our market to not just survive for 75 years but to flourish and grow,”

states Griggs. Visit www.CoopFarmers Market.com -Nicole Krempasky

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ll foods are not created equal. Organic foods are grown without chemicals and are not genetically altered. Eating locally sourced foods benefits the environment by cutting effects of transportation, supporting the local economy and delivering fresh nutrients. Sustainably raised meats consume a natural diet in the open air, and the results are shown in the quality of the meat. Find ideas of where to find local and organic foods in the region. Link to a more comprehensive guide at www.HappeningsPA.com

..........SHOP!.......... Cooperative Farmers Market, Scranton: Local and organic fruit, vegeta-

bles, meats, eggs, plants, honey, prepared foods. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 7 p.m., July through September and noon to 6 p.m. October and November. Everything Natural, Clarks Summit: Local and organic produce and herbs; full selection of natural and organic grocery items; other environmentally friendly products. The Gluten-Free Basket, Dallas: Organically grown tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini from farms of the shop owner and friends, in season; preserved items, such as pickles, and hardto-find locally grown peas. Manning Farm Dairy, Dalton, Dunmore, Clarks

Summit & Scranton: Ice cream, milk and related dairy products made from cows born on the farm who do not receive rBST hormone injections; old-fashioned, low-temperature pasteurization for all milk and ice cream. Corky’s Garden Path, Clarks Summit: Vegetable transplants grown on premises including heirloom tomatoes; organic seeds and gardening products. Mill Market, Hawley: 1,200 items from local growers and producers within a 200mile radius includes vegetables, chicken, pork, venison, bison, beef, eggs, dairy, fruits, cheeses, beer, maple syrup, honey and locally prepared items. 70 percent of the offerings are from continued on page 20

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Do you still have that adorable outfit you bought last Fall for one trip to the pumpkin patch? Finally, Moments of Magic is bringing the excitement of a children's consignment sale to NEPA!!! Moms all over the country have been turning their outfits into cash and now you can too! Consign your clothes, toys, gear, baby furniture, and anything related to children at our BIG Fall/Winter Event.

August 14-17, 2014 After all, children grow much faster than our paychecks!

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sustainable best-practice growers and producers. The Market at Woodloch, Hawley: Local, organic produce and dairy, in season; homemade bread items. Thirteen Olives, Clarks Summit: Premium extra-virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars, some organic; locally baked biscotti. Pallman Farms, Clarks Summit: Locally grown and pick-your-own strawberries; local produce, in season.

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Josie Porter Farm, Stroudsburg: June 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; family activities, speakers, nature walks, farm tours, demonstrations, live entertainment, food and art.

............EAT!........... The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley: Produce, poultry and meats from local farms, some sustainable and/or organic; onsite farm-totable garden with organic vegetables and herbs used in restaurant and even some spa treatments. James Manning House Bed & Breakfast, Bethany: Local, free-range eggs served for breakfast; local fruits and vegetables, in season; PA-raised meats; herbs, fruits and vegetables grown on-premises; jams and jellies homemade from fruits from local farms and orchards. Marco Antonio’s Spanish & Portuguese Cuisine, Stroudsburg: Local vegetables (sometimes from owners’ personal garden), in season.

Annual Everhart Museum Farm to Table Dinner, Scranton: September 19 at 6 p.m. Tented dinner on the front lawn with foods grown and produced in a 100-mile radius; fundraiser for the Everhart Museum. Cherry Valley Festival at 20

Patsel’s, Clarks Summit: Local chicken; local vegetables, in season; local lettuce, year-round; onsite herb garden. JJ Bridjes, Clarks Summit: Local vegetables, in season. The French Manor Inn & Spa, South Sterling: Herbs and produce from onsite chef’s garden. HappeningsPA.com

Fern Hall Inn, Clifford: Local fruit, vegetables, milk, meat and poultry - some organic; onsite chef’s garden with huckleberries, vegetables and herbs. Glass- Wine. Bar. Kitchen at Ledges Hotel, Hawley: Local artisan cheeses, honey; majority of ingredients from growers and producers focused on "best sustainable practices." The Settlers Inn, Hawley: Farm-to-table restaurant sourcing regional ingredients for over 25 years; organic and local vegetables; local fruits, trout, honey, maple syrup, cheese, eggs, meat and poultry; onsite herb and edible flower garden; locally crafted beer, wines and spirits. Arcaro & Genell, Old Forge: Fresh produce from local farmers’ markets, seasonally. Leggio’s Italian Ristorante, Plains: Local ice cream, eggs, vegetables, fruit and bread; family-grown herbs. State Street Grill, Clarks Summit: Organic, coldpress, in-house juice bar with six different types of juice, available in bottle for grab-and-go service. Cooper’s Seafood House, Pittston & Scranton: Local farm vegetables and fruits, in season; organic chicken, vegetables and produce from Everything Natural; onsite spice garden. –Erika A. Bruckner

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ver ten years ago, Joe Cognetti read that baby boomers (who were in their 50s at that time) were looking for healthier food options. The trade journal article inspired him to trust industry forecasters and open a place where people could find fresh, organic produce and healthier prepared items that would fit their desire to live better and entertain easier. He sold his produce business in 1998 and opened Caravia Fresh

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those who take care of customers- our staff.”

Ten years later, Cognetti, cousin Marianne Cognetti and Manager Lisa Husosky have grown Caravia into a business that keeps customers returning for highquality and fresh options to support living well. Joe Cognetti says, “I’ve always been an entrepreneur; our success is based on keeping our loyal customers happy. We stick with quality, take care of our customers and take care of

Today, Caravia patrons can’t get enough of the shop’s specialty soups (such as pasta fagioli, roasted red pepper, carrot ginger and the daily classic chicken noodle), specialty sandwiches (such as Tuscan chicken, hummus avocado and peppermill turkey) and gourmet salads (such as apple kale and Thai quinoa) made on premises with fresh produce and nutrient-rich

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ingredients. “We buy Caravia’s market also carfeatured in the deli, and a local whenever possible, ries fresh produce, gourwide variety of prepared so we support the met items, artisan local economy. We breads, imported use the freshest cheeses and other produce, so it is grocery items healthier for you, sourced from as and it simply tastes close as Northeast e buy local better. We attend PA or as far away whenever possible so gourmet food trade as Italy. An extenshows, so we are sive catering that we support the local always on top of menu is offered economy. what trends are for off-site events. happening within Specialty custom our industry, and gift baskets are we listen to what also available. Visit our customers are www.CaraviaFreshFoods.c entrees, sides and vegetarequesting.” om or call 570-586-6113. bles are made daily.

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Feed the Body. Feed the Community. G row or make food. Trade it with your neighbors. This is the premise behind NEPA Swappers, a local food group designed to build community while promoting homemade and homegrown foods. The group meets throughout the year at “swaps.” Swap Organizer Lisa Wesneski explains, “Members of a community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods through direct trades between attendees. For example, one person may trade a loaf of bread for another person’s half-dozen eggs.”

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Community Enrichment “One of the greatest benefits is meeting different people with common interests. The knowledge shared is amazing. Want to learn where maple syrup comes from? Or how honeybees make honey? Need some help with growing bigger tomatoes or finding the secret for a perfect cupcake? Would you like someone to teach you how to can? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we’re the group for you. As long as it’s homemade or homegrown, it will be perfect, and people will love it,” says Wesneski.

Local Food Love Swapping is a local-food concept. Wesneski furthers, “Local foods are fresher and taste better. When I bring garden produce to a swap, I pick it that day, and I know most other swappers do the same thing. Local foods are healthier and support our local economy.” Local farms have been settings for past swaps, connecting swappers to an even larger local food community. 24

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Another setting for swaps has been the McNulty Greenhouse at Nay Aug Park, home to the Greenhouse Project. Started in 2013, the Project helps people make the connection between food quality, health, the environment and nature. Greenhouse Manager and Executive Director Jane Risse says community response has been overwhelmingly positive. “The Greenhouse Project provides support of farm-to-table values and education. We strive for a food system that is healthy for people and the environment and that supports disease prevention through diet,” she explains. They sell organic vegetable plants, herbs, flowers and seasonal items. They also offer educational programs for the community and support for local farms. www.Facebook.com/NEPAswappers and www.ScrantonGreenhouse.org. –Erika A. Bruckner

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Rescue a family keepsake! Recycle it into a piece you’ll love to wear and treasure forever.

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t the Manning Farm Dairy, North Abington Township, Paul and Jean Manning and their sons, Brian, Ken and Kevin, who are all in charge of their own niche in the family business, believe in doing things the oldfashioned way. Jean Manning says her sons chose to join their parents in the family’s dairy business, because they can be around their family and watch their children grow as they work. She adds, “Our boys were so proud of how hard their dad worked that they committed to making the greatest effort to keep the 26

farm running and the business thriving.” The family owns 149 acres and farms an additional 250 acres. Manning Farm Dairy was established in 1920 by Ken and Louise Manning, and in the late 1930s, they began to deliver milk. In 1964, the ice cream business got its start, mainly because Paul’s Dad, Ken Manning, “loved ice cream,” according to Jean Manning. “Ken was probably ahead of his time, thinking we could help our income and help farming,” she says. Paul and Jean Manning took over the farm in the mid-1970s, and while farming was a

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challenge from the beginning, their ice cream business has grown steadily. Utilities and most other prices were increasing, but milk, the staple ingredient, was not. “We believe in doing things that will keep our product as premium as possible,” says Jean Manning, referring to their milk, ice cream, frozen yogurt, ice cream cakes, seasonal egg nog and homemade iced tea. Wonder where the cookie dough in one of Manning’s ice cream mixes comes from? “It’s homemade,” says Jean Manning, as are many of the add-ons in their 100 flavors of ice cream offered throughout the year. Although they rotate the flavors, at the height of the summer, customers can expect to “cool off” with a selection of approximately 50 flavors.

ucts are bacteria free, and their cows do not receive rBST injections. Ken Manning explains he uses a lowheat, vat pasteurization process, which takes longer to do but results in a tastier product. “I take the raw milk and pump it into my pasteurized vats. That takes approximately ten minutes. I heat it slowly to its pasteurization temperature, which takes approximately 40 minutes, and I hold it at that temperature for an additional 35 min–Photo: Guy Cali Associates utes. So, I’m already an hour and 20 minutes in, and then I’m ready to bottle.” Anyone with a hankering for Manning’s products can visit the farm store or one of their shops in Clarks Summit, Scranton, Dunmore and West Scranton. Have Paul and Jean Manning and their children lost their taste for milk and ice cream after more than 50 years in business? Jean Manning says, “We’ve always had milk on our kitchen table…” And as for the ice cream, she adds, “It’s creamy. It’s cold. It’s sweet. It works for me.”

Son, Ken Manning notes, “For our base ice cream, everything that goes into it, including all of the cream that I generate making skim milk or two percent (milk) goes right back into our ice cream mix, with no high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup. We try to keep it as pure as we can.” Currently, they milk 75 cows and have another 75 younger stock. They raise almost all of their own feed and test it monthly to be sure their cows have a very balanced diet, pasteurize everything to guarantee their prod-

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What are their favorite flavors of ice cream? Ken says he favors Charlie Brownie and French Coconut Custard; Jean loves anything with peanut butter and Paul is a fan of German Chocolate. Visit www.manningfarm.com.

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How Green is Your Town? Northeast PA’s Tree Cities

he Tree City USA program is a national program that provides the framework for community forestry management for cities and towns across America.

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Communities achieve Tree City USA status by meeting four core standards of sound urban forestry management: maintaining a tree board or department, having a community tree ordinance, spending at least $2 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day. Participating communities have demonstrated a commitment to caring for and managing their public trees. More than 3,400 Tree City USA communities serve as home to over 135 million Americans. At right, find the Northeast PA communities that have made a commitment to being green as Tree Cities.

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WAYS TO GET OUTSIDE! Celebrating Great Outdoors Month In honor of Happenings’ 45th anniversary this year, we’ve compiled a list of 45 ways to get outside in Northeast PA, coinciding with National Great Outdoors Month! 1.

Hop on the tree trail! Bike or hike the D&H Rail-Trail from the trailhead in Forest City and see over 50 trees labeled with common and scientific names as well as memorial oaks honoring fallen servicemen from the area.

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Take yourself out to a ballgame! Enjoy Scranton/WilkesBarre Railriders baseball at PNC Field in Moosic.

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Bike the town! Explore the town of Hawley courtesy of the Hawley BikeShare, which provides day rentals of women’s and men’s bicycles free of charge, complete with a basket to carry purchases from local shops. Borrow a bike at AM Skier Insurance, The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel and Lake Region Fitness.

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Dine alfresco! Get ideas from the guide on page 62.

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Get grillin’! Get grill recipes like the Caribbean Harvest Burger at www.HappeningsPA.com!

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Have reel fun! Visit Big Brown Fish & Pay Lake in Effort and Paradise Fishing Preserve in Cresco for a family fishing experience.

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Tour the towers! Grey Towers is the ancestral home of Gifford Pinchot, the founder and first Chief of the U.S. Forest Service and father of American conservation. Grounds are open from sun up to sun down. In addition to grounds and mansion tours, special events in June include plein air painting, architecture tour, historic piano concert, lace-making demonstration and outdoor family film night.

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Stroll through the arts! Regional, monthly art walks include Scranton’s

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First Friday, Clarks Summit’s and Pittston’s Second Friday, Wilkes-Barre’s Third Friday, Tunkhannock’s Fourth Friday and Milford’s Art After Dark (second Saturday). 9.

Go for the green! See the guide to regional golf courses on page 76.

10. Catch a double feature! Watch two movies under the stars on the giant screen at Circle Drive-In Theater in Dickson City, showing two movies each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through September. 11. Pick your own strawberries! Visit Pallman Farms in Clarks Summit to take a ride up to the strawberry fields, and to fill your baskets with freshfrom-the-vine berries! 12. Hunt for treasure, high-tech style! Go find a geocache using a GPS to find a hidden item; visit www.Geocaching.com to find cache coordinates.

13. Listen in! Enjoy a concert at the outdoor amphitheater at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, NY. June performances include Lady Antebellum, Willie Nelson, Santana,

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Journey, Rain and Boston. 14. Explore the lake! Rent a boat or jet skis or go parasailing above the lake with Pocono Action Sports in Greentown. 15. Enjoy the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour and Festival on June 14 at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

16. Shop in the open air! Get fresh air and fill your bags at the Shoppes at Montage in Moosic or the Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville. 17. Paddle on! Get up close to the river with Susquehanna Kayak and Canoe Rental in Falls. June special events include a Full Moon Kayak Cruise and free paddling for dads with a family of four on Father’s Day Weekend.

18. Take a walking tour of local towns! Find a list of self-guided and scheduled walks through towns like Tunkhannock, Eagles Mere and Jim Thorpe at www.HappeningsPA.com!

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WAYS TO GET OUTSIDE! 19. Cycle through the city! Wilkes-Barre bike share loans bikes free of charge from the Genetti Hotel. See the city sites and bike the trails along the Susquehanna River. 20. Camp out! Find the Campground Guide on page 36. 21. Hike the Tannersville Cranberry Bog! It’s open to the public on Wednesdays in June and some weekends for 2.5 hours of exploring the floating boardwalk and surrounding area. 22. Enjoy river recreation! Wyoming Valley RiverFest on June 20-22 brings a festival, paddling events and dragon boat races. 23. Meet the animals. Venture to Claws & Paws Wild Animal Park near Hamlin to experience the “zoo in the woods” with live animal shows and petting zoo. 24. Golf, hit, drive, boat! Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit has batting cages, bumper boats, go-carts and miniature golf!

waterfalls and 26 miles of trails at Ricketts Glen State Park. 29. Catch a movie on the Green! Movie on the Village Green in Eagles Mere is June 30. 30. Visit a national treasure. The Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area features river recreation, trails, historic structures and wildlife watching. 31. Fun for all! Visit a handicap-accessible park; find a list at www.HappeningsPA.com! 32. Play all day! Try the water slides, driving range, “Go Karts,” mini golf, bumper boats and batting cages at Costa’s Family Fun Park in Hawley. The Children’s Playland has golf, pedal gokarts, playground, climbing wall and ball pit for kids 11 years old and under. 33. Love the lake! Lake Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tours features an hourlong guided tour.

25. Shop and explore! After shopping at Holley Ross Pottery factory showroom in LaAnna, explore the lake and forest woodland park with swinging bridge, sawdust trails and picnic grove. 26. Learn to forage! Pocono Environmental Education Center’s Wild Edibles Walk will be 10 a.m. on June 14. 27. Experience the Endless Mountains! Endless Mountains Nature Center trails along the Vosberg Neck section of the Susquehanna River boasts a native plant garden, birds of prey in enclosures and picnic opportunities.

34. Park it! Visit 842-acre Salt Springs Park in Montrose, with 15 miles of trails, camping, historic farm buildings and programs. June events include a garden-planting day, full moon hike and Summer Solstice Celebration.

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WAYS TO GET OUTSIDE! 35. See how Northeast PA rocks! Boulder Field is a National Historic Landmark within Hickory Run State Park in Carbon County. Hike to the striking, boulder-strewn area to view one of the most unique natural features of the region.

the Dorflinger Glass Museum and an outdoor amphitheater, which is home to the outdoor Wildflower Music Festival in July and August.

36. Bike and train! Join a one-of-a-kind ride with a 25-mile train trip up the Lehigh Gorge that precedes a bike ride back down to the town of Jim Thorpe along the Rail-Trail. 37. Go down on the farm! Greet the animals and grab some ice cream at the Lands at Hillside Farms in Shavertown, a non-profit, educational dairy farm. 38. Bring the binoculars! Enjoy a 2,600acre mountaintop preserve at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton, the world’s first refuge for birds of prey. June events include a free, self-guided driving tour of the arts, Wee Ones Walk, North Lookout Moonwalk, 5k and hill climb and summer lecture. 39. Splash in! Hit a regional water park to beat the heat!

42. Connect to the river! Visit three historic parks on the banks of the Susquehanna River in Kingston and Wilkes-Barre. The River Common features an amphitheater, walkways, gardens and fishing pier. 43. Join the club! The Manor Sports Club at the Inn at Pocono Manor offers archery, pond fishing and mountain biking! 44. Soak it up! Relax in the Aqua Garden at the Spa at Woodloch with a yearround, outdoor Horizon Edge Whirlpool.

40. Hop on a horse! Take a trail ride with Happy Trails Stables in Hamlin and Waymart.

41. Meander under majestic pines. The Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary includes nearly 600 acres, trails, lake,

45. Step back in time! Take a farm tour to see what rural life used to be like at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg. Special events in June include the Annual Summer Garden Party, environmental lecture, demonstrations, Children’s Day and a Civil War Encampment. -E r i k a A . B r u c k n er


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CAMPING GUIDE DRIFTSTONE ON THE DELAWARE–

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

Join in any of our fun planned activities, play a game of horseshoes, or just kick back around your fire and relax. Nearby find great fishing, hiking, horseback riding and more! We have some great Cabins/Cottages, RV Hookups and Tent sites, monthly & seasonal sites also available. Call 570-253-0424, or visit www.KOA.com/camp/honesdale-pocono. Online reservations available. KEEN LAKE CAMPING & COTTAGE RESORT–

Treat your family to a fun-filled, value-packed camping/cottage experience on a beautiful, private 90-acre mountain lake. Fish, boat, swim (lake or outdoor solar-heated pool.) Pet friendly with dedicated pet beach. Award-winning activity program. Family owned for 60 years! 155 Keen Lake Road, Waymart, PA. 570-488 6161. 1-800-443-0412. www.keenlake.com MEADOW-VALE CAMPSITES–

Located between Oneonta and Cooperstown, NY. Spacious wooded or open sites with 50 amp service and Wi-Fi. Offering special activities, swimming pool, boating and fishing lake and full service store. Efficiency rental cabins and weekly rental 5th wheel campers nestled in wooded sites. Open mid-May to Oktoberfest. 800-701-8802. www.meadow-vale.com OTTER CREEK CAMPGROUND–

Along the Susquehanna River in southern York County, we offer water/electric, boat launch, picnic area. Mason-Dixon Trail runs through campground. Whether you plan to boat, fish, hike, bike or just relax– we have something for you. April 1 to October 31. Call 717-862-3628 or visit our website www.campottercreek.com

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CAMPING GUIDE

PIONEER CAMPGROUND-

Award winning campground in the beautiful Endless Mountains! Spacious wooded campsites with water, cable, electric hook-ups; tent sites, rustic cabins and furnished cottages. Come find out why we are a six time recipient of a national customer satisfaction award. 307 Pioneer Trail, Muncy Valley. 570-946-9971. www.pioneercampground.com POCONO VACATION PARK-

A perfect place to reconnect with family and friends– in the heart of the Poconos! Pool, hay rides, tram rides, cable, Internet, Wi-Fi, cabin rentals, pet friendly, game room, rec hall, rally area, camp store. Open all year. carlet_2001@yahoo.com 570-424-2587 www.poconovacationpark.com SHORE FOREST CAMPGROUND–

Nestled in the beautiful Endless Mountains on a five-acre lake. Heated pool/spa, camp store, snack bar, game room, crafts, hayrides, weekend activities and more! Cabins, Cable TV/Wi-Fi available. Halfway between Scranton and Binghamton, NY. Half mile from Rt 11 in Hop Bottom. Shoreforestcampground.com shoreforest@gmail.com 570-289-4666 SLUMBER VALLEY CAMPGROUND– Located along the Meshoppen Creek, this family campground has been in business since 1966. Separate tenting area overlooking a 20-foot waterfall. Electric, sewer and creek sites, cabin, two pavilions, pool, playground, sand volleyball, mini-golf, nature trail, two fishing ponds, two miles from the Susquehanna River Boat Launch. 570-833-5208. www.slumbervalleycampground.com VALLEY VIEW FARM & CAMPGROUND–

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

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Make a Splash! ajmn Pittston Art Walk Continues to

Wire sculptures by artist Sean Brady hang from a building along Main Street as part of the permanent exhibit.

Artist Dwight Kirkland created the Heritage Mural, part of the Second Friday Art Walk permanent exhibt.

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ose Randazzo, Pittston main street manager, says one of her goals for Pittston is to transform her hometown into an art city. What that means to Randazzo is to have the most public art of any American city in 1.7 miles.

Vacant buildings and empty storefronts were certainly not part of her vision. “I equate a main street to a mall. A mall needs a property manager, and Main Street (Pittston) needs a manager, so I volunteered for the job,” says Randazzo, a lawyer by trade. To get the ball rolling, she identified businesses, services and products Pittston did not have. Her diligence and passion led to the opening of Pittston’s first art gallery, “Art on Main,” located at 71 S. Main St., formerly Arts Seen Gallery founded by Kathleen Godwin in 2010. Maria Livrone, took over operation of the gallery two years ago and is co-owner with Bill Zack. “We represent the work of about 30 artists, mostly local,” Livrone noted. At the end of 2013, Livrone says an opportunity for a second gallery presented itself, and on May 9, in time for the 2nd Friday Art Walk, she celebrated the grand opening of “Totally


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ArtRageous,” at 113 S. Main Street. “We jumped at the chance,” she says. “Another 50 artists will be represented there, along with a classroom and kiln room to accommodate my glass and pottery kilns, and finally, the chance to have classes…” International tattoo artist, Nick Malasto opened Pittston’s third art gallery at his shop. Currently in its second year, the 2nd Friday Art Walk Pittston, held in May, June, July and September, provides a venue to help showcase the artists’ wares. New and existing eateries make up what Randazzo refers to as “restaurant row.” Italian,

Sicilian, Asian Fusion with Sushi, Mexica and a coffee house and bakery are among the cuisines offered in Pittston. “Everything we do is on the sidewalk under tents, so when you come to our art walk on Main Street, you will see 20 white tents on both sides of the street,” Randazzo says. “Inside of the businesses, we’ll have some art exhibitions…the galleries will be open and there will be a lot of demonstrations… We always have an art project for the children…” Art Walk hours are 5 to 9 p.m. For more information, visit pittstoncity.org. –Joan Mead-Matsui

Sean Brady and Ray Preby collaborated on this piece .

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

Wilkes-Barre Hazleton

June 8 Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, Long Pond, 1 p.m., 1-800-RACEWAY, www.poconoraceway.com

June 15 Wilkes-Barre Duathlon, 3 mile run & 16.9 mile bike through the city of Wilkes-Barre. www.wbduathlon.com

June 17-22 The Northeast Fair, Pittston Township, A Pennsylvania State Fair, showcasing agriculture, horticulture, home arts, home gardening, entertainment, food & fun. Demolition derbies, concerts & over 20 carnival rides. 570-654-2503 www.northeastfair.com

June 20-22 Riverfest, a celebration at the boat launch in Nesbitt Park. Canoe the river, explore the natural riverside trails on guided hikes, enjoy children's activities and games. Learn more about the

Susquehanna River's wildlife & history. www.riverfrontparks.org

June 21-22 Patchtown Days at Eckley Miners’ Village, crafts, ethnic

traditions from anthracite era, music & food! 570-636-2070 or www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com

June 26 Opening day for the Farmers Market, Farmers Market,

Downtown Wilkes-Barre, open June-November, locally grown produce. Thursdays 10-4. www.wilkes-barre.pa.us

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Trace Pittston’s Rich Culture Annual Tour of Historic Churches During the 9th Annual Tour of Historic Churches on June 22, participants can explore three sites representative of the Jewish faith in the Pittston area. Temple Agudath Achim, meaning “society of brothers,” merged with Temple Israel in 1980. The congregation is now located in Wilkes-Barre. Their Pittston building now serves as Child Jesus, a Traditionalist Catholic Church, and marks the start of the tour. The structure is reminiscent of a Jerusalem Temple. Next stop is the Jewish cemetery in West Pittston, which serves congregations in Pittston, Duryea and Exeter. The final stop is a little-known Jewish burial ground uncovered by volunteers at the Pittston cemetery during a community clean-up.

Temple Agudath Achim was origin ally modeled after th e Templgasse in This free tour begins at 1 p.m. Guests should dress Vienna, Austria.It was re modeled in the 19 appropriately for visiting places of worship. 57050s and now serves as Ch ild Jesus Catholic 296-2181. Church.

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On Site Restoration Specialists Bring your glass, pottery, china, porcelain, chair caning, rattan & furniture for repair.

Attic Treasures A Consignment Shop by the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary

On Site Appraisals

Celebrate the customs & traditions of the ANTHRACITE REGION Live entertainment, artisans, crafters, Good Food & much more!

Sat & Sun $5 per item

Wayne Highlands Middle School 482 Grove Street • Honesdale Parking on Premises • Homemade Refreshments Air-Conditioned

Admission: $6.00 ($1.00 off with this ad) www.womensclubofhonesdale.com

Eckley Miners’ Village 2 Eckley Main Street • Weatherly PA www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com 570-636-2070

500 Morgan Hwy. Clarks Summit laheyfunpark.net 570-586-5699

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SUMMER FUN

COSTA’S FAMILY FUN PARKOffering go-karts, water slides, laser tag, mini-golf, bumper boats, batting cages and more. Fun for the whole family! Our snack bar features family favorites and Hershey’s hand-dipped ice cream. Open daily mid-June–Labor Day and weekends Spring and Fall. Route 6 Hawley. 570-226-8585. www.costasfamilyfunpark.com SUSQUEHANNA CANOE & KAYAK–

Enjoy a relaxing day on the Susquehanna paddling, exploring and sightseeing. Centrally located along the river in Falls, PA– a close drive from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. Float along the most beautiful section of the Endless Mountains. Daily/Weekly rentals to other local waterways also available. Call 570-388-6107 www.kayaktheriver.com WALLENPAUPACK SCENIC BOAT TOUR–

Enjoy a breathtaking 50-minute cruise on beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, as your tour guide describes the area and its history. Boat Rentals also available– pontoon boat, kayak and/or stand up paddle board. Open daily. Located at the Lake Wallenpaupack Observation Dike, 2487 Route 6, Hawley PA call 570-226-3293 or visit www. wallenpaupackboattour.com WOODLANDS STABLE & TACK–

Year-round trail rides (appointment only, no group too small), lessons, birthdays and pony rides on & off premises. Summer Day Camp. Week-long overnight camp. Scouting programs. Tack Shop on premises. 20 minutes from Scranton. Call for appointment or information 570-842-3742. www.woodlandsstable.com YOCUP FROZEN YOGURT–

Come experience bubble tea, other drinks and more than 10 varieties of frozen yogurt, plus sorbet. Open 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11a.m.-11p.m. Friday & Saturday. Have a large group? Receive a discount when you call ahead at 570-319-1117. 860 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit.

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Glen Motor Inn

One of the Nation's Top Dealers

—Boating Industry Magazine

Motel and Restaurant Breathtaking View From Every Room Exceptional Service and Outstanding Food Casual Comfort • Centrally Located Franzese Family Owned and Operated since 1937

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY

1 mile north of Watkins Glen on State Route 14

607-535-2706 www.glenmotorinn.com “The only thing we overlook is Seneca Lake!”

125 Boat Shop Rd. Tafton, PA 18464 570-226-4062 • www.paboatshop.com

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Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby

alling all fishermen! The fifth annual “Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby” will be held on June 14th, from 9 a.m. until noon, at Hillside Park, in South Abington Township. Children up to age 15 are invited to attend at no charge. The first 150 children to check-in will receive a free derby T-shirt. Participants will also receive a complimentary hot dog and snack. Prizes will be awarded. All categories will receive a trophy. Members of Trout Unlimited will assist the children and teach them how to care for the lake and its wildlife. Only bait donated by the Lawrence E. Young Funeral Home and provided by the derby may be used in the day’s events. Linda Young established the annual event in remembrance of her husband, Lawrence E. “Bud” Young, an avid

fisherman, who passed away April 13, 2009 of colon cancer. Lawrence Young was an active member of the community and a lover of the outdoors from an early age. “I would like him to be remembered for what made him happy, giving to others and expecting nothing in return,” says Mrs. Young. Pre-registration will be available at the Abington Community Linda Young and late husband Library in Clarks Summit Lawrence “Bud” Young from May 23 to June 13 or at 8 a.m. the morning of the derby. Visit www.AbingtonParks.com or email 103young@comcast.net

Pedal Through PA! Heritage Explorer Bike Tour On June 14, Lackawanna Heritage Valley offers the chance to explore the region – by bike! The fifth Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival begins at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex in Peckville at 8 a.m. Riders can choose from four trails varying in distance from five to 44 miles. Participants will pedal through the towns of Archbald, Jermyn, Carbondale, Simpson and Union Dale. Cyclists are encouraged to use mountain or hybrid bikes. Each trail has a wide pathway and packed gravel surface. Inclines are mild. Designated rest areas will have snacks, water and activities. 44

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Experience

Summer in the

Endless Mountains of Northeastern PA

The NEW

Restaurant Food • Fun • Blueberry Everything!

Friday and Saturday August 1 & 2 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Pancake Breakfast starts at 8 am

Come taste the finest cuisines! Breakfast: Mon.- Fri 5 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. Daily Dinner: Sun.-Thur. 4 p.m.-9 p.m. & Fri.- Sat. 4 p.m.-10 p.m. SeasonsTunkhannock.com • 570-836-3080

Proceeds benefit

On the Village Green in scenic Montrose

570-278-1881 Ad funded by the Susquehanna County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau

Convenient from I-81, north of Scranton www.montrosepablueberryfestival.org

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Discover

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JUNE 1 PLANT EXCHANGE & MARKETPLACE 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Clifford Volunteer Fire Co. Picnic Grounds, Clifford. 570-222-3591.

JUNE 7 ICE CREAM SOCIAL AND BOOK SALE 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Mill Village Church on the Green, New Milford. www.oldmillvillage.org

JUNE 15 GUIDED HISTORIC TOURS

noon-4 p.m., Hoover One-Room School House, Museum of Local History & Clifford Baptist Church, Clifford.

JUNE 21 SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION 4 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. 570-967-7275.

JUNE 21 ART ON THE TRAIL

10 a.m.-4 p.m., D&H Rail Trail Headquarters, Union Dale. 570-679-9300.

FUNDED IN PART BY THE SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY ROOM TAX FUND AND THE ENDLESS MOUNTAINS VISITORS BUREAU

1-800-769-8999 • visitpamountains.com

Macbeth Shakespeare in the Park

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Tunkhannock’s Lazybrook Park Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. presented by

Gamut Theatre Group

Sponsored by: the Overlook Estate Foundation The performance will be followed by a talk-back session with the actors.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for Details

Towne Plaza • Tunkhannock • 570-836-6458

BRING YOUR OWN BLANKET AND CHAIRS. Funded in part by Wyoming County Room Tax & Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau

J.R’s HALLMARK Mon-Sat. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. • Sun. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

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Founder’s Day Fun! O

n Saturday, June 21, Tioga Street in Tunkhannock will be filled with entertainment, vendors and town history during Founder’s Day. Nancy Reddington Parlo, Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association coordinator, says the celebration attracts thousands of visitors every year. The celebration will focus on many hometown events coordinated around Founder’s Day including Gay’s True Value Hardware Anniversary celebration, which features local tradesmen, kids’ activities and anniversary give-away contests. “The Dietrich Theater is hosting a ‘Treasures of Wyoming County Exhibit’ that highlights rarely seen artifacts relating to area history,” says Parlo. “An evening presentation of Shakespeare in the Park will be a 90-minute performance of ‘MacBeth’ presented by Gamut Theatre

Group in conjunction with the Dietrich.” Enjoy displays at the Historical Society, a classic car show at Sherwood Chevrolet, a Model A display at Gateway Ford and a “Draw Core” interactive mural drawing at Ebb’s Landscaping and Candy Jar. Over 150 specialty vendors will showcase goods including delicious homemade treats such as jams and jellies, clothing and accessories, décor, photography, art and pet products. Great regional foods and different kids activities will also be at the familyfriendly event. The Founders Day Celebration will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit www.TunkhannockBusiness.com –Casey Phillips


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Can’t-Miss Events Rain-A Tribute to the Beatles, June 20 • 7 p.m. Bethel Woods Performing Arts Center, Bethel, NY Escape on a musical journey featuring songs from The Beatles. Relive or experience for the first time classics like “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night” and “Hey Jude”. The show is a two-hour tribute that the Denver Post calls, “The next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” 1-866-781-2922

Patch Town Days June 21-22 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly Celebrate Eckley’s 160 years as an anthracite mining patch town. Walk through town, and learn customs and traditions from the mid 1800s. Take a guided tour of the houses, businesses and mining life. Townspeople will be dressed in period clothing. Enjoy food and music from the town’s thriving days. 570-636-2070

Summer Solstice

Art on the Trail June 21 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Rail Trail Headquarters, Union Dale Local artists and craftspeople show their hard work and talent in a variety of abilities and skills. Exhibits include basket weaving, black and white photography, watercolors, sculpting, jewelry, herb soaps and mosaics. Guests can observe or purchase. 570-679-9300 50

June 21 Everhart Museum, Scranton One of the biggest lawn parties of the year, this year’s theme is Art Deco. No matter the weather, entertainment, food and live and silent auctions will go on! Tickets are $100 per person or $125 per patron. 570-346-7186


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A Hot Summer Event!

ARTS ON FIRE FEST

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he fifth annual Arts on Fire Fest will be held June 6 through 9 at the Scranton Iron Furnaces. The site is administrated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The Iron Furnaces were listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. “Iron and steel were important to the development of Scranton, and by the 1890s, Scranton was the largest iron-producing city in the nation,” says Chester Kulesa, site administrator.

Bike Tour Starts at 8 a.m. 5 to 44 mile routes north to Union Dale Blakely Borough Recreation Complex

www.LHVA.org 570-963-6730, ext. 8200

Fire at the Furnace will be Friday, June 6 from 8 to 11 p.m. The community event includes an industrial arts preview show, professional performance iron pour, live music by the Coal Town Rounders, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. A donation of $15 can be paid in advance or $20 at the door. Arts on Fire Festival will continue Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The free event includes an iron pour, industrial arts demonstrations, art and food vendors, children’s activities and music. Visit www.AnthraciteMuseum.org or call 570-963-4804. –Linda Scott

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Over the River & Through Poconos!

Reuniting at the Inn at Pocono Manor hanksgiving wouldn’t be a holiday for the extended Russell family if they didn’t spend it at the Inn at Pocono Manor. For over 25 years, the descendants of the Russell sisters– Olivia Willis, Helen Allegrone, Margaret Wagner and Annie Ricks- have gathered to feast and to forge familial bonds across generations.

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Ann Mintz was named the organizer a decade ago by her mother-inlaw Margaret. Planning an event for 40 to 50 people with varying arrivals and departures is no small feat. “The Inn at Pocono Manor staff is always great to work with and very patient,” she credits. The families travel from as close as Boston, and Washington DC to the far flung reaches of California and Colorado. This year, attendees will range in age from freshly born babies to those who were born in the 1940s. The Inn offers them a wide variety of activities. They have a hospitality room to use as a home away from home where the family plays games, music and spend time with each other. 52

The amenities and location of the Manor allow for a wide variety of interests, including golf, tennis, target shooting, swimming and taking advantage of Black Friday sales at the nearby Crossings Premium Outlets. When the original Russell grandchildren were young, they held an annual talent show, which may return in the future featuring the next generation. More than activities and amenities, what keeps the Russells coming back is tradition. Mintz credits the reunion as the reason their bond is so strong. “It’s rare for people to know their second cousins. Thanks to our annual reunion, our HappeningsPA.com

extended family maintains strong connections.” Their traditions include the Manor’s turkey dinner with all the trimmings. The Inn at Pocono Manor became a part of the Russell family reunion when the grandchildren were little because it was a safe environment that allowed them to explore as a group. It will stay a part of their reunion because as Mintz explains, “There are adults in our family who cannot remember ever spending Thanksgiving anywhere else.” Visit www.PoconoManor.com or call 570-225-0167. – Kieran O’Brien Kern

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We have been treating families

“like family” for over 100 years. Allow our full service amenities and excellent service ensure that you will have memories that last a lifetime • “State-of-the-Art” Spa • Championship 18 Hole Golf Course • Private Banquet Rooms • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Horseback Riding • Flyfishing, Archery, Clay Shooting & More!

The Inn at Pocono Manor PO Box 95, Rt. 314 Pocono Manor, PA • 800-233-8150 www.theinnatpoconomanor.com

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COLONIAL BRICK INN & SUITES

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

CRESCENT LODGE

What luxury our “cabin in the woods” offers! Queen canopy bed, stone fireplace, Jacuzzi for two, two TVs, private covered deck and full kitchen. Enjoy our Starting Post Cocktail Lounge and award-winning Restaurant. Located two miles from Mt Airy Casino, 10 minutes from the Crossings and 15 minutes from Camelback Ski Area. Paradise Valley. Cresco, PA 800-392-9400

THE FRENCH MANOR– Romantic country inn modeled after a French chateau. Gourmet French cuisine, excellent wines. AAA 4Diamond Award Winner for lodging and dining. Luxurious suites with fireplace, Jacuzzis & balcony. New GREEN spa, Le Spa Foret. Includes indoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, couples’ massage suite, fireplace, pedicures & more. South Sterling, PA. 1-877-720-6090. www.TheFrenchManor.com

GLASS MAGNOLIA BED & BREAKFAST – Southern-style hospitality at its finest! 1800s Greek Revival Mansion and Guest House in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country. Eleven guest rooms, each with private bath. Private entrances, Jacuzzis, fireplaces, dog-friendly rooms available. Includes hot gourmet breakfast featuring local cuisine. Group rentals/small private parties welcome. 8339 Main Street Interlaken, NY. 607-330-2809 54

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THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE– Enjoy a peaceful stay at this historic 1819 Federalstyle house two miles north of Honesdale, PA. Three guest rooms, each with private baths, central AC, TV and WI-FI, feature handmade quilts and antiques. Hearty breakfasts include home-baked goodies served with genuine PA Dutch hospitality. Bethany, PA. 570-253-5573. www.JamesManningHouse.com

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

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

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NEPAVoices

Stefanie Colarusso, Everhart Museum

One of the best things about our region is that we are extremely innovative when it comes to stretching the almighty dollar. As a whole, our creative approach to keeping our cultural, historical and arts communities afloat may not be as evident to us locally, but on a state, national and even international level, it is rather astonishing. With bare minimum budgets and at times a skeletal staff, our cultural community triumphs with an amazing network of volunteers, community support and collaborative partnerships between organizations or groups. The Strength of Collaboration 2013 was a banner year for the Everhart Museum as we collaborated with several different

organizations on two subjects, “Vampires in Art & Nature” and “Skateboarding.” In recent years, we’ve been experimenting with combining pop-culture themes with the science and history of each topic. For example, last year the museum partnered with the Lackawanna / Susquehanna Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs. High school students toured our “Vampires” exhibit’s history of medical equipment and first aid, understood the history of the AIDS quilt and discussed the effects of making destructive decisions. The connections allowed us to utilize our exhibit as a tool to teach content in an alternative way. Also, connecting with unlikely partners broadens our scope and knowledge base as educators, as well as highlights the strengths of the organizations involved.

Regional Collaboration It’s not always about working with as many groups as possible, but essentially fitting ideas together like a puzzle. No te a k one wants to S A P with NE borated ct. create more a ll o c roje seum art Mu teboarding” p rh work for e v E a e k Th “S

themselves, nor does it always make sense to collaborate if the “big idea” doesn’t fit the mission of the organizations involved; therefore, our partnerships reflect an “out-of-thebox” and mostly grassroots approach to collaboration. Simply dedicating time to volunteer to help one another is one of the greatest benefits of what we can do to support partnership on a local level. International Collaboration Most recently, the Everhart Museum has applied for an international grant, creating new relationships with museums in Ireland and Benin. All three museums plan to connect with their own communities, as well as each other’s communities through a largescale cultural project in 2014 or 2015. Why is Collaboration so Important? Collaboration develops and engages new audiences, which in turn, will have a great impact on the future of our arts and culture community.

-Stefanie Colarusso, Director of Interpretive Programs, Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art.

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2 tsp. Black Pepper, Ground 2 cups Hot & Sweet Pepper 2 oz. Vinegar, reserved from peppers 4 Tbsp. Salted Butter, softened 1 Tbsp. Fresh Chopped Parsley Garlic Marinade 1 qt. Canola Oil 1 Tbsp. Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp. Black Pepper 1 tsp. Garlic Powder 2 oz. Whole Roasted Garlic Cloves 4 oz. 1/4-inch Diced White Onion Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until garlic and onions are pureed. Place in a covered container, and refrigerate until ready to use. Can be held refrigerated for up to seven days.

While veal is cooking, pre-heat a sauté pan. Add peppers and vinegar; sauté peppers till hot; be careful not to burn. Remove from heat; add butter, and stir until butter is completely incorporated. To serve, shingle chops on a serving platter, and top with peppers and vinegar sauce. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley. Sweet & Hot Peppers 1 cup Cherry Peppers 1 cup Roasted Red Peppers Drain cherry peppers, and reserve liquid. Cut cherry peppers in half through the stem. Discard stem and seeds; cut the halves in half. Dice roasted red peppers into one-inch pieces. Combine both cut peppers and 2 oz. of reserved vinegar. Keep refrigerated until needed.


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D 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.

Apple Valley RestaurantCasual and affordable dining since 1996. Serving burgers, grilled sandwiches, fajitas, specialty pastas, BBQ ribs and more. Full service pub with daily food and drink specials. Seven gift shops, koi ponds, 1800s schoolhouse, tourist information booth all on eight acres. Exit 46, I-84/Rte. 6, Milford. 570-296-6831. www.applevalleyrestaurant.com

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.

Barrett’s Pub- An NEPA favorite for 30 years. Serving award-winning pizza made with fresh dough, famous wings and hamburgers. Homemade pierogies are also a favorite. Kids of all ages enjoy the game room. Open 7 days a week. 474 Main St., Archbald. 570-876-2503. Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood- A family tradition since 1887. Casual fine dining in downtown Scranton. USDA prime steaks & fresh

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Carmen’s Restaurant & Wine Bar- see ad page 160 Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Enjoy charming decor & unique breakfast/lunch creations including funky chicken salad, Eggs Benedict & California Reuben. Daily homemade baked goods including cake by the slice & chocolate peanut butter brownies. Daily breakfast/ lunch specials. Tuesday-Friday 7a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-noon. 1124 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-4000.

Coney Island Lunch- A Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closelyguarded 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.

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Failtes Irish Pub- Authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant, featuring traditional premium steak, fish and Traditional Irish Fare. We offer Lunch, Dinner, Sunday Brunch, catering and buffet services. Entertainment on weekends. Great food and fun. 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA 570828-6506. www.failtepa.com

Fern Hall Inn. Dining. Rooms. Golf- Rated "Best of the Best" and "Food, Views and Service Simply the Best." Lite bites, dinner, Sunday Brunch & BBQs, Golf & Ski Specials, weddings, reunions & parties. Romantic, beautiful, historic stone estate, nine guest rooms and award wining golf course on Crystal Lake. 2819 Rt. 247 Clifford. www.fernhallinn.com 570-222-3676.

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

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Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning time and time again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 HappeningsPA.com

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not suitable for children under 12. Reservations: 570-676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com.

Glass wine.bar.grill- See ad page 21

Mahoning Valley Country Club Clubhouse Grille- Open to the public. Featuring a new menu for 2014. Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere inside or on the patio. Homemade food at reasonable prices. Appetizers, sandwiches & entrees. Open 7 days a week. 323 Country Club Rd., Lehighton. 570-818-4411.

Manhattan Manor- Family-

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

JJ Bridjes- Casual dining. Largest menu in The Abingtons includes fresh cut steak, seafood, veal, pastas, Mexican, along with burgers, sandwiches, oversized salads, snacks and appetizers. Best sports viewing in the area. Kitchen open late. Take out available. 925 Northern Blvd, Clarks Summit. Open 7 days a week lunch & dinner– kids welcome. 570-586-8833. www.jjbridjes.com

La Tonalteca- see ad page 67

owned restaurant and bar in downtown Carbondale. A unique dining experience 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. Let us host your next event. Hours 5 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday, 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044. www.manhattanmanor.net

Marco Antonio’s- Chef-owned restaurant in historic downtown Stroudsburg. Specializing in the cuisine of Spain & Portugal, while also serving a wide variety of traditional favorites. Award-winning steaks & seafood. BYOB. Closed on Tuesday. Located at 620 Main St., Stroudsburg. 570-424-2415. See the menu at www.marcoantonios.com Patsel's- see ad page 65 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 168 Quaker Steak & Lube-

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Leggio’s- see ad page 67 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

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Ruth Chris Steakhouse- see ad page 59

3:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat., 4-10 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S. State St. Clarks Summit. 570-585-5590 www.thestatestreetgrill.com

Six East Restaurant- see ad page 67

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, multi-level tavern & patio with entertainment. Monthly Wine Tasting Dinners. Serving dinner Wed.-Sun. I81, Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9500. www.stone-bridge-inn.com

The Sweet Lush CupcakeryThe area’s original “Cupcakery” features 32 rotating flavors with seasonal specialities. Pre-order cakes available. Specializing in wedding & event catering. Voted Best Desserts of 2013. Like us on Facebook for hours, holiday menus, contests & more. 105 Chestnut St., off Drinker St., Dunmore Corners. 570-871-4240.

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 facebook.com/sycamoregrille

Twigs- see ad page 69 Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant- see ad page 69 Yakitori Sushi & Grill- New

Settlers Inn- see ad page 21 State Street Grill- Casual streetside dining. Award-winning patio: Voted Best Ambiance 2014, Best Place for First Date 2014 and Best Martinis 2014. Popular for cocktails and small plates. Wide ranging American Cuisine. Lunch Mon. - Fri.,11:30 a.m.HappeningsPA.com

Japanese restaurant in Keyser Oak Shopping Center. Dine in, take out. Delivery within 5 miles. BYOB. Free wifi. Serving fresh sushi, tempura, teriyaki. High quality and very affordable prices. Mon-Sat Lunch 11a.m.2:30 p.m. Dinner 4-10 p.m. Sunday closed. 1736 N. Keyser Ave., Scranton. 570-209-7716. www.yakitorisushiandgrill.us 61


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outdoor dining guide

Anthony’s Restaurant, Old Forge Outdoor tables sit amidst various flowers, beautiful trees and lighting for ambiance. 570-451-0925

570-828-6505

Apple Valley Restaurant, Milford Outdoor seating is among eight acres of land featuring a duck pond, old Schoolhouse, waterfalls, meadows and fruit trees. 570-296-6831

The French Manor, South Sterling The stone veranda offers a 20mile view of the Northern Pocono Mountains. Diners can order from either the Dinging Room or Hanna’s Cafe Menu. 1-877-720-6090

Carl Von Luger, Scranton Umbrella tables line Linden Street serving up steaks and seafood outdoors in the heart of downtown. 570-955-5290 Cooper’s On the Waterfront, Pittston Cooper’s Cabana outdoor deck and bar overlooking the Susquehanna River brings a tropical beach feeling to diners. 570-654-6883 Cooper’s Seafood House, Scranton Those on the tired, Dock Deck enjoy a separate outdoor bar and an outdoor chef cooking up seafood favorites in the fresh air. 570-346-6883 Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant, Hawley Umbrella tables shade lake-side diners on the outdoor deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music accompanies dinner on Fridays. Dock and dine is available where boaters can park their boat and enjoy a meal. 800-678-5907 Failte Irish Pub, Dingmans Ferry Outdoor deck seating with live music on Sundays when the weather permits. 62

Fern Hall Inn, Crystal Lake Dine on the stone patio overlooking the golf course and with views of Elk Mountain Ski Resort. 570-222-3676.

Greshman’s Chophouse, Hawley Sink your teeth into Italian steakhouse fare on the awningcovered deck over looking Lake Wallenpaupack. 570-226-1500 La Tonalteca, Clarks Summit & Dickson City Choose from the full Mexican menu while dining on the covered patio in Dickson City or under umbrellaed tables in Clarks Summit. 570-586-1223 or 570-969-0966. Leggio’s Italian Ristorante, Plains Mangia on the outdoor deck with a large gazebo. 570-822-0861. Lil’s Lakeside Bar & Grill, Lake Winola An outdoor deck overlooks Lake Winola. 570-378-3324 Manhattan Manor, Carbondale Relax on the covered patio overlooking the Lackawanna River. Live entertainment most Saturday nights. 570-282-2044. Patsel’s, Clarks Summit Dine on the stone patios overlooking the landscaped flowerbeds, herb garden and

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Quaker Steak & Lube, Dickson City Park yourself outside within the guardrail-enclosed patio seating in the shade. 570-489-5823 Radisson Lackawanna Station, Scranton Outdoor patio by the Tracks Grill, diners may order from either menu. 570-342-8300 Seasons Restaurant, Tunkhannock Quaint table and chairs with umbrella shading, Seats four. 570-836-3080 State Street Grill, Clarks Summit Outdoor patio has tented and lounge areas with heating for cooler nights. 570-585-5590 Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant, Union Dale Dine on the outside terrace near Elk Mountain or the patio, which features live entertainment all summer during Party on the Patio from 7 to 11 p.m. on Thursdays. 570-679-9500 Twigs Café, Tunkhannock Enjoy café-style dining on the sidewalk of the town’s historic district. During the summer season a garden blooms surrounding the patio. 570-836-0433 Van Gilder’s Jubilee Restaurant, Pocono Pines An outdoor deck with four or five tables just outside the bar. 570-646-2377

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Cooper’s Seafood House Scranton & Pittston

BE HOOKED! One Visit & You’ll

• Over 400 Bottled Beers & 40 Rotating Draft Beers! • Buck a Shuck Oysters Daily 5 to 7 • Half Price Drafts! 5-7 • Every Sunday & Monday Steamed Maine Clams $2.99 a Dozen

OPEN AT BOTH LOCATIONS OUTDOOR DECKS

701 N. Washington Ave. Scranton • (570) 346-6883

MONDAYS Quarter-Pound Split Maine Lobster Tail-$5.99

TUESDAY Half-Pound Lobster Tail Dinner $19.99 includes Choice of Soup

YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE OUR HISTORY Family owned & operated for more than 65 years!

On the Waterfront 304 Kennedy Blvd. Pittston • (570) 654-6883

Cooper’s is rated one of the Top 100 Restaurants in The U.S. by “Restaurant Hospitality Magazine”

Since 1948

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Sunday, June 15 Reservations available between 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Patsel’s Father’s Day Buffet

Saturday, July 19 • 11:30 a.m. Monarch lecture & release with Creekside Gardens

Butterfly Lecture & Luncheon

Every Day - Weather Permitting The region’s most exquisite al fresco dining experience!

Dine on Patsel’s Garden Patio

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The lakefront resort, restaurant and banquet center have been owned and operated by the Ehrhardt family since 1943 and is known as a great place to observe spectacular sunsets! With the shoreline of Lake Wallenpaupack as your playground and the Pocono Mountains as your backyard, you can get away from the everyday just five minutes from the quaint town of Hawley, PA. Summer fun includes heated outdoor pool, use of paddle boats, rowboats and canoes, shuffleboard and other lake activities. www.Ehrhardts.com 800-678-5907

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

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sunday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Monday - Closed

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Family Owned & Operated Casual Family Dining • Homemade Soups Lunch & Dinner Features Daily Food Prepared to Order • Eat-In or Take Out Bar Specials & Happy Hour! Private Room for Bridal Showers, Rehearsal Dinners & Graduation Parties. Serving Breakfast! Wed.-Fri. 8-11a.m. Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Free Wi-Fi Gift Certificates Available! Hours: Mon. --Thurs. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri 5-7 p.m.; Sat. 6-8 p.m. & Sun. 3-5 p.m.

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For Donna Vannan, preparing foods for loyal customers is an experience that involves all senses. “I love to see, smell and take part in the whole process of where our food comes from,” admits the executive chef at Fern Hall Inn in Clifford. “When I go to a farm, produce stand or local farmers’ market, I love to drink everything in with my eyes. I love to smell and touch what is offered.” Vannan creates her nightly specials, desserts and soups based on those selections by local farmers. She shops for meats, dairy items, vegetables and fruits at Scranton Farmers’ Market, Manning Farm Dairy, Miller’s Orchard Farm Market and Pallman Farm, among other local farms and orchards. As guests dine on Fern Hall Inn’s open-air patio overlooking rolling hills and a treespeckled golf course, they may not realize some ingredi68

ents on their plates are sourced just steps away, from the chef’s garden. Fresh herbs, tomatoes, peppers, leeks and salad greens are all grown in the onsite garden. Chef Vannan harvests lilac blossoms, using them to make syrup that is then used to create lilac ice cream, lilac panna cotta and lilac-infused cocktails. In season, bed-andbreakfast guests may enjoy organic huckleberries for breakfast, harvested just moments before from the Inn’s scenic grounds. Other foods on the menu are sourced from sustainable or organic farms. “I believe that organic foods are the tastiest and healthiest options available,” says Vannan. “It is necessary for us to think carefully about where our food comes from and how it is produced. I try to buy organic, free-range meat and poultry wherever possible, as I truly think how animals are HappeningsPA.com

raised is reflected in the quality and taste.” Vannan grew up on a farm in Tasmania, the small island state of southern Australia. “Farming was the lifeblood of our community,” she explains. “We need to respect the agriculture and Earth that produces it, as well as the incredibly hard-working and dedicated folk that do very hard labor to bring these wonderful gifts to our tables.” Vannan crafts a seasonal menu for patrons of Fern Hall Inn, which serves dinner Thursdays through Saturdays from 5 to 9 p.m., in addition to a Backyard Barbeque on summer Sundays. “We are lucky to be surrounded by such bounty from nature,” she admits. “We should all enjoy it.” Call 570-222-3676 or visit www.FernHallInn.com -Erika A. Bruckner (Who craves the chef’s vegetarian creations!) June 2014


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a Summer Destination Street Party

Dine with us under the Sun, Moon & Stars!

Kick Back & Relax Indoors or OUT! Visit our new pub for your favorite wine & spirits! Rte. 6, Historic Downtown Tunkhannock • 570.836.0433 • twigscafe.com June 2014

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The Benefits of Having a Present Father Figure

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aul Aglialoro, former Behavioral Consultant of children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders, worked for nearly 12 years in the field. Here he shares how positive father figures can impact the lives of children. 1. What emotional benefits can a child gain from having a father figure? Children with present father figures benefit by having a wider range of emotional expression modeled for them as they grow and face new experiences. With this wider range of expressiveness, a child will in turn be more able to recognize and express their own emotions all through their lives. 2. What impact does a father figure have on a child’s academic abilities? To say that having a father present would positively impact a child’s academics would be to say that single mothers aren’t able to handle those same academics themselves. This isn’t true, but in my experiences with my own children I have learned that there are subjects that my wife tackles with the children, and other subjects that I help with. So by having a father figure in their lives, my children’s academic abilities are stronger, and their school experiences are better than if they only had one parent. 70

3. Does having a father figure impact a child’s social behaviors? One of the most important functions of both parents is to prepare our children for the social world. Boys learn to be men by watching and emulating their fathers, they learn gender stereotypical roles and norms. Although they may eventually determine to act against those stereotypes in the future, knowing them and following them in early adolescents is vital in developing healthy social interactions and friendships.

anxiety not being as readily diagnosed in boys as in girls. 5. What can a father figure provide that a mother cannot? There is nothing a man can do or teach their child that a mother cannot do or teach. However, a mother isn’t able to model male emotional expressiveness, machismo or ‘guy code’ for their sons. Mothers also cannot demonstrate to their daughters the type of love they get from their dad. Girls

4. Are children without father figures more likely to experience depression or anxiety? There is a myriad of studies all of which indicate that girls with absentee fathers have a far higher prevalence of depression later in life. Although the correlation data is clear, the actual process by which this depression is developed is less clear. There is far less research, and therefore knowledge, about the role of the absentee father in boys’ mental health. This is most likely due to depression and

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develop a sense for the ‘ideal’ mate from their fathers, we are their first loves and their first heroes. Not to say mothers aren’t heroes in their own way, but girls see dad as their Prince Charming. Girls also pick up their more masculine traits and mannerisms from their fathers.

ment keeps a boy busy and well-rounded, which in turn helps the boy stay out of trouble. Additionally, the emotional benefits from a present father are innumerable to a young boy, and directly impact their emotional and behavioral stability throughout their lives.

6. How does an involved father figure positively impact a father-son bond?

7. How does an involved father figure positively impact a father-daughter relationship?

The father-son bond is an important first step in a child’s social growth, it can influence their friendships, their work ethics, their romantic involvements and so many more aspects of the boy’s life. Having a present and involved father allows a boy to be involved in social, academic, scouting and athletic activities. This involve-

The father-daughter bond is one of the most important emotional bonds a girl will make. Girls, like boys, will cycle back and forth between loving mom and pushing dad away, then loving dad and pushing mom away. Without a present father, she will be left pushing away from her mother

with no one to attach to during that time. This bond also sets the daughter’s ideal for future partners, in play, school and eventually in love. Girls, more than boys, develop their sense of self-worth and selfesteem based in a large part on the attention and love they perceive from their fathers. With a present and attentive father, girls tend to have better self-esteem and therefore stronger emotional health in all aspects of the development. -Paul Aglialoro is also husband to Jennifer Aglialoro, Child Forensic Interviewer and Trauma Therapist for the Children’s Advocacy Center/NEPA. The two are parents to three wonderful children. They have been devoting their time and effort at the CAC for years, providing personal and professional support to children who have been abused and neglected.

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10Great Gift Ideas for Dad Connelly Stand Up Paddleboards are lightweight and perfect for families, beginners and intermediates Find it at: The Boat Shop, Tafton

A chocolate bar in milk or dark chocolate is sure to appal to Dad’s sweet side. Find it at: Chocolates by Leopold, Montrose

Santal Woods Eau de Parfum for Men. Notes of cypress, oakmoss and fir hold the base as lavender, black pepper and lemon lift this alluring fragrance for him and her. Find it at: Note Fragrances, Scranton

e-cloth Car Cleaning Kits are chemical-free cloths packed with millions of fibers designed to clean deep into invisible nooks using just water while also removing over 99 percent of bacteria. Find it at: J.R’s Hallmark, Tunkhannock

Marine Grade Polymer Adirondack Chair and Ottoman. Find it at: Rave Patio, Clarks Summit

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10 Great Gift Ideas for Dad

Go warm and cozy with Spice Firestarters by Northern Lights Candles. Each pack contains 10 long-burning firestarter pods. Made in the USA from recycled and renewable materials. Primitives by Kathy Pillow. A rustic nubby cotton pillow, perfect for your country retreat. Find them at The Potting Shed at The Settlers Inn, Hawley

Surprise Dad with a mahogany desk and chair combo, highlighted with wine accessories. Find them at: RETRO DECOR Consignment Shop, Clarks Summit

Trixie & Milo Fine Flasks are 100-percent stainless steel and feature original designs. All labels are water/alcoholproof vinyl. Find it at: Everything Natural, Clarks Summit

John Masters eucalyptus & agave twoin-one face wash & shave foam and moisturizer & aftershave makes a soothing gift. Find it at: Bella Natura, Clarks Summit 74

How about a tree for Dad this Father's Day? It's one of the few gifts that he can enjoy for a lifetime. Find it at: Corky’s Garden Path, Scott Twp. HappeningsPA.com

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GOLF GUIDE

CLIFF PARK INN & GOLF COURSE–

Located in the heart of Pocono Mountains. Championship length, nine hole public course perfect for the novice or seasoned veteran. Although riding carts are available, many golfers prefer to walk. Prices: $15 to walk, $20 for 9 holes with cart, $25 for 18 holes with cart. 155 Cliff Park Road, Milford PA. 570- 995-1274. www.cliffparkgolf.com COUNTRY CLUB AT WOODLOCH SPRINGS–

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

Family-owned, family-oriented 9-hole, par 3 course. Great specials throughout the week: 9 holes for $7 offered daily; Ladies’ Day Tuesday & Gents Day Wednesday, $5 for 9 holes. MondayThursday $5 after 5 p.m. Stay for lunch or dinner and enjoy country style cooking, plus drinks in the sports bar. Routes 507 and 191, South Sterling. 570-676-9013. FERNWOOD RESORT–

An award-winning resort course offering challenging holes tucked into the rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains. Golf shop, club rentals and practice hole. Wintergreens Patio Grill offers a bar with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Golf outings with group leader specials. 888-FERNWOOD, press 3. www.FernwoodGolfCourse.com THE INN AT POCONO MANOR–

Legendary golf! Beautiful 18-hole mountain-top course designed by Donald Ross, offers challenging water hazards & breathtaking views. Pro shop, practice greens, driving range, Golf lessons, restaurant & bar. Golf Getaway Packages available. Route 314 Pocono Manor, PA 800-233-8150 Ext. 7433 www.PoconoManor.com

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GOLF GUIDE LAKELAND GOLF CLUB–

Well groomed, nine-hole course and beautiful clubhouse in a lovely country setting. Course is challenging enough for seasoned golfers and perfect for beginners. The clubhouse is a wonderful setting for any event– fundraisers, family reunions, tournaments. Located 20 minutes from Scranton on Rte. 107 between Fleetville corners & Lake Sheridan. 570-945-9983. MAHONING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB-

Nestled in the picturesque Mahoning Valley. Established in 1926. Open to the public. Boasting a challenging 18-hole golf course with bent grass tees, rolling fairways and undulating greens. Practice areas, cart, bag services, a fully stocked pro shop. Open seven days a week. 323 Country Club Rd., Lehighton. 570-386-2588. www.mahoningvalleycc.com MOUNTAIN LAUREL GOLF CLUB–

The premier golf destination in the Poconos. Fully stocked golf shop, 18 beautiful holes featuring bent grass greens, wonderful elevation changes and a user-friendly design. The restaurant facilities are second to none. The Club is available for general play, outings, banquets and dining. Call for tee times. 570-443-7424. White Haven www.mountainlaurelgolfclub.com POCONO FARMS COUNTRY CLUB– An established private golf community, and one of the most pristine “True” golf clubs in the Northeast. Located minutes off of I-80 & 380. Easily accessible from Stroudsburg or Scranton. We offer golf memberships, outing packages and Promotional Play opportunities. 570-894-4435 x111 www.poconofarms.com SCOTT GREENS GOLF CLUB–

Nicely maintained and challenging nine-hole golf & teaching facility in Scott Township. Home of "A Swing for Life" Golf Academy featuring Teaching Professionals Scotty McAlarney a "Top 100" Instructor, W.G.T.F., and Corey McAlarney, a Jim McLean certified instructor and master club fitter. Minutes from Clarks Summit, Rt. 81 and Scranton area. Great membership level rates. 570-254-6979 www.Scottgreensgolfclub.com continued on page 78

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SCOTTISH GLEN GOLF COURSE– Play on our scenic nine-hole, award-winning course. Located on Crystal Lake in the middle of an oldgrowth forest– it’s absolutely beautiful. Mention this ad when reserving your Tee Time and receive a voucher for 50 percent off a second entree on a dining reservation. Rte. 247, Clifford. 570-222-3676. www.fernhallinn.com SHADOWBROOK INN & RESORT–

18-hole, 6,000-yard golf course located in the heart of the Endless Mountains. Part of beautiful Shadowbrook Inn and Resort. The perfect place for all your events. Fundraising, wedding, banquet, meetings, etc. Check us out on Facebook today! Bogey’s Bar & Grill open year-round. 201 Resort Lane, Tunkhannock. 570-836-5417 www.shadowbrookresort.com SLEEPY HOLLOW GOLF COURSE–

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

Our facility is here to help you improve your game. Four sizes of baskets available, club rentals, putting green, club regripping and a beautiful fairway setting. We are a full practice facility meant for every level of golfer. Separate, private teaching area. 125 Meadowbrook Lane, Stroudsburg. (570) 992-3336. www.snydersvillegolfrange.com SPLIT ROCK GOLF CLUB–

Open to the public. Beautiful 27-hole tree-lined course with picturesque views in Lake Harmony. Fully stocked Golf Shop, practice facility, restaurant/bar, Locker facilities. 18 holes: $40 midweek, $55 weekend pre-season & $55 midweek, $65 weekend in-season including cart. Yearly memberships & weekly specials. Great Tournament and Outing Course- Tee times/directions 570-722-9901 www.golfsplitrock.com 78

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Technically Living: Five Apps You’ll Want to Try am inclined to apps that support sociability, productivity, learning or positive health outcomes. At the core of what technology means to humans is the assumption that it will enable achieving some outcome. So when judging apps, I use this backdrop as the basis for my decision. If it helps me do something better that results in a positive outcome, I often keep using it. These five I use nearly every day to improve aspects of life.

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Fitbit The Fitbit app and online dashboard are a digital coaching system that aims to improve health. It is designed to motivate users by tracking activity, weight, sleep and food consumption and comparing that against user-defined goals. It aims to motivate users through leaderboards, notifications and badges that act upon the basic reward system. It leverages gamification and social principles to allow competition with friends.

Fit BRAINS Fit Brains is a brain trainer that is backed by scientific research. It offers a suite of personalized training tools that improve cognitive performance. It is built

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upon an adaptive learning engine that gauges performance and adjusts the game to individual user’s needs. Users have reported improved memory and recall, deeper concentration, clearer and quicker thinking, stronger problem solving skills and positive mood changes. The free version offers limited access; the subscriptionbased model is as low as $9.99 per year.

pier, reduce stress, increase ability to focus and sleep better. To accomplish this, the app includes 365 daily individual meditation sessions and 10 uniquely designed programs that guide you step by step through the process. The first of the 10 programs are free; subscription is needed to access the other nine. Headspace costs $7.99 per month if year is paid at once.

DUOLINGO LUMOSI TY Lumosity is also a brain trainer backed by scientific research. Designed by neuroscientists and grounded in studies about neuroplasticity, it aims to improve memory, attention, flexibility, speed and problem solving. Like Fit Brains, it guages performance and adjusts the games to suit current performance while constantly pushing users gently forward into more difficult exercises. There is a free version and a one-year subscription at $6.70 per month if year is paid at once.

H E A D S PA C E Headspace is a guided meditation app that aims to provide users some relief from a busy mind. Designed to offer bite-sized daily trainings that also build upon neuroplasticity concepts, Headspace touts itself as being able to improve wellbeing. The creators say users will feel hap-

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Duolingo is a language-learning app that currently offers training in English, Spanish, French, Italian and German. It leverages social and gamification principles to keep users motivated. It is completely free with no ads. It is simply a great way to learn a language while having fun with your friends. Even if you do not need to know another language for traveling or a job, learning a language is a great way to keep the mind young. With scientific research backing up claims that learning a language can aid neural growth and connections among neurons, it is a great way to continually work the mind and aid in keeping it sharp. -Matt Artz, VP of Strategy & Operations, TR Technology Solutions. Matt enjoys traveling, reading, music, yoga and meditation.

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IF I WASN’T DOING WHAT I’M DOING NOW I would have liked to work in sports broadcasting. I root for the Philadelphia Phillies! I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT SEVERAL CHARITIES. UNICO celebrates our ethnic heritage while providing service and support for the community. The Catholic Social Services provides for people in need of housing, food, counseling, support for refugees and especially for helping veterans. Leadership Wilkes-Barre develops leaders in our community at every age level. Kiwanis Club of Mountain Top benefits children of our region and all over the world.

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funds raised stay right here in Northeast PA to help people through Allied Services. THIS PAST YEAR I completed the New York City Marathon, my third marathon, and finished with a personal best time of 3:47! I RELAX by running, golfing and playing poker! I MAKE very good homemade wine with a group of passionate Italian-Americans. My favorite wine is a dry, red Cabernet Merlot blend! MY FAVORITE SEASON IN NORTHEAST PA IS spring. It’s the start of golf season, and everyone comes out of hibernation.

Brogna began reading Happenings in the mid-1990s. As a developing professional and person interested in the community, he started reading the magazine to learn more about what the region had to offer. He picks up his monthly issue of Happenings at Allied Services’ Scranton campus and most especially enjoys the features and human interest stories. Along with the traditional hard-copy issue, Brogna follows Happenings on Facebook and Twitter and gets updates on activities and information that are an important part of the region.

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Little League Documentary

Draws Big Names

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ittle League, softball and challenger baseball are played by millions of boys and girls throughout the United States and in 80 countries. WVIA-TV will broadcast an original documentary film, “Little League: A History” on June 9 at 7 p.m. to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Little League Baseball. The production was shot on location in 11 states and in Japan. It features appearances by former Little League players and historians. Those interviewed include President George W. Bush, the only president to play Little League, Allen “Bud” Selig, Major League Baseball Commissioner, Kathryn “Tubby” Johnson Massar, the first girl to play Little League Baseball and former Major League pitcher Mike Mussina. It is narrated by baseball broadcaster 84

WVIA Premieres an Original Film Vin Scully. “We learned about life. It was the best thing we ever had,” says Mussina about playing Little League. President Bush reflects on his Little League years, saying, “It was the center of our lives in Midland Texas in the spring and summer. It was very special and we could count on others to teach us sportsmanship and humanity.”

different equipment and field dimensions. In January 1939, Stolz approached 50 businesses to become team sponsors. Lycoming Dairy, Jumbo Pretzel and Lundy Lumber became the first sponsors for $30 each. The first game was played in Williamsport on June 6, 1939 with three teams and 30 players.

“Millions of Americans know about Little League. Yet the intimate intensity of those memories often overshadows an awareness of Little League’s extraordinary evolution and contemThe world's porary dimension. The film largest organized youth reintroduces America to sports program took root in one of its own iconic instiPennsylvania. Carl Stolz tutions and reminds us how tripped over a lilac bush in powerful a bond the game 1938 while playing catch of baseball is between genwith his nephews in erations,” says WVIA’s Williamsport, PA. He promCreative Director for ised the boys he'd find a Documentary Films Greg field they could play on that Matkosky. was scaled for their size, Visit www.WVIA.org and that they'd have uni–Linda Scott forms and proper equipment. He gathered neighborhood children and tried HappeningsPA.com

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Meet Bob Durkin: The New President of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce

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People who know Bob describe him as, “an ordinary guy, down-toearth” and “someone who will always work hard and do the right thing.” Even Bob considers himself “ordinary.” But, since his first stint at The Chamber in 1988, Bob has led what could be called a truly purpose-driven life. In that sense, he is far from ordinary. In fact, he has been one of Northeast PA’s most extraordinary leaders for decades.

Photo: Guy Cali Associates

ob Durkin spent his whole life preparing for his new role as President of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. But neither he nor anyone else realized it until last summer.

“Like so many others, I came from a family of hardworking parents who sacrificed for their children and instilled in each of us a passion for education and community engagement,” recalls Bob. “My father was a blue-collar worker who was always involved in local government, the church and many community events. He set a great standard.” Led by his father’s

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example, Bob developed a passion for always being involved in work that helps his community. Bob is one of five siblings, raised in Olyphant, PA. He graduated from Penn State University in 1981 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and he undertook additional graduate studies in public administration. He kicked off his career working for the City of Scranton and later in county government as a grants coordinator and later as director of Lackawanna County’s Coordinated Transportation System.

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In 1988, Bob moved on to The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, where he served as a vice president for five years. While at The Chamber, he was involved in planning for a unique and important project that would eventually become the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority (LHVA), a nonprofit organization focused on the conservation and adaptive reuse of the area’s regional, cultural and historical resources. In 1993, Bob left The Chamber to become

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Photo: Guy Cali Associates ABOVE: A recent staff photo of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber focuses on attracting, sustaining and growing business in the region.

executive director of LHVA, which was initially funded by a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior. Bob’s final stop before returning to the Chamber was at the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute (NRCI), where he served for more than 14 years. The NRCI’s mission is to ease the burden of cancer in Northeast PA, an area especially hard-hit by the disease. As its president, Bob was able to keep the organization on target and operating efficiently despite dramatic cuts in state and federal funding. According to Bob, The Chamber needs to be the spokesperson for its mem-

bers – and all local businesses. As such, he intends to place increased emphasis on government affairs, advocating for business needs and working with

On the personal side, Bob and his wife of 25 years, Sherry, are the parents of two children. Jessica is a recent Temple University graduate and employed in the healthcare field. Their son Kevin was born with “We believe we have Downs Syndrome, and as the right man, at the a result, the Durkins are right time for this job.” very active in the special needs community. partners who have the ability to make the region better. He will also be strongly involved in issues related to regional workforce development such as the Skills in Scranton initiatives. Overall, Bob believes The Chamber must provide services and offer community leadership that reflects the broad needs of members.

Guiding the 145-year-old Scranton Chamber of Commerce into a new era in a changing world is not going to be easy. But, as Board Chairman Dan Santaniello summed it up, “We believe we have the right man, at the right time for this job.” continued on page 88

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Raymond B. Gibbs 1925-1947

Willis W. Jones 1947-1973

Donald D. Moyer 1973-1976

John A. Keever 1976-1981

Austin J. Burke 1981-2013

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Sherry, Jessica, Kevin and Bob Durkin

Getting Personal with Bob Durkin President, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce Education: Scranton Preparatory School, Penn State University, University of Delaware – Institutes for Organizational Management Hometown: Olyphant Resides: Olyphant

Family: Wife - Sherry Children – Jessica (23) and Kevin (21) Favorite Quotation: “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.” – Lewis Caroll (the Cheshire Cat) Childhood Hero: My Father Most Daring You Have Done:

Jumped from a perfectly good airplane Little-Known Fact: I work with special needs individuals as a coach and organizer of various athletic and recreational programs What Brings Him Joy: Spending time with my family

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Cruising to Care tors,” explains president Joe Carra. Because it is held on Father’s Day weekend, the Car Show has become tradition for many area dads. “You will see many fathers, grandfathers and children,” he notes. “So many of us try to think of the perfect gift. But most dads have their fair share of ties, wallets and watches. The Villa Capri Cruisers provide us with the best gift– time spent together.” This year will feature entertainment, a variety of food vendors and even a visit from Ronald McDonald. There will be giveaways for the first 300 vehicles, a trophy for oldest car driven and an award for furthest distance traveled, as well as the People’s Choice Award. A new feature will be “Best In Show,” voted on by those in the audience.

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ack in the early ‘50s and ‘60s, it was common for guys to hang out and show off and compare their “hot”cars. One popular local hang out was the Villa Capri Restaurant on Moosic Street in Scranton. In 1993, some of the regulars created a plan for those feeling nostalgic to gather together as they did in the past. Word spread quickly to many passionate car lovers. That first gathering garnered a turnout far greater than expected, and the Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club was born. While the organization hosts a

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variety of events, one in particular has gained so much success it’s become an annual tradition. The Villa Capri Cruisers Father’s Day Car Show will be celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. First held on Moosic Street, the show is now held in Nay Aug Park to accommodate the size of the event. “The last eight to ten years, have attracted over 400 vehicles and thousands of spectaHappeningsPA.com

Carra is quick to point out that the event isn’t just about a holiday for car enthusiasts. The club is dedicated to helping area children in need. Each year the club donates a large portion of the day’s proceeds to local charities such as the Ronald McDonald House, Marley’s Mission and Toys for Tots. “Our motto is, ‘Make a child smile one at a time.’” Visit www.VillaCapri Cruisers.org –Nicole Krempasky June 2014


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MUSCLE Gentlemen’s

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e drove over the railroad tracks and down the road on his Agostini Bakery delivery route, and then he saw it. A 1970 Buick GSX, catching Charlie Alexander’s attention from its spot under a carport. He was 16 years old. The next time he drove by, the car’s owner was outside, and Alexander made a point to tell him he was interested if he ever wanted to sell. A few years later, he heard the car was for sale and immediately

drove to the house, only to learn it was already sold. He left, dejected, but turned around quickly to try one more time. “How much did you sell it for,” he asked. “I’ll give you $200 more!” The owner agreed. Alexander’s next challenge was to get the money! He only had $1,700, so he went home to borrow the rest from his brother. “I went right 94

back to get it and put my plate on it right away – I wanted that car,” he recalls. Since that day in 1977, the Old Forge resident has meticulously cared for the muscle car. “I had it so long, my dad would say, ‘It’s the son you never had.’ It was there before my wife and kids. I could never get rid of this car; it’s a part of me.” A special limited-edition model, there were only 678 made in 1970; Alexander’s is one of 400 automatics sold. Buick produced the GSX from 1965 to 1972; the 1970 featured the most horsepower. With 510-ft-lbs of torque, back in the ‘70s, no car had more torque than the GSX. The cars were only available in Saturn Yellow or Apollo White with signature, black hood and body stripes and all-black interior with bucket seats. Front and rear spoilers, the 455 cid V8 engine, hoodmounted tachometer, antisway bars and heavy-duty suspension led to its reputation as a “gentlemanly muscle car.” HappeningsPA.com

“It’s so unique,” says Alexander. “You don’t see them around because they’re so rare. I didn’t see any other one until I started to go to car shows. The color jumps at you.” At the first car show he entered, the Villa Capri Cruisers 2013 Father’s Day Show at Nay Aug Park, the GSX was awarded a “Top 20” prize, finishing 19th out of nearly 500. Everything on the car is correct to the period. His love of cars came from his father. “I like Buicks because my father always had Buicks. Gran Sports are my favorite without a doubt,” he explains. Alexander, his three brothers and father each owned a Buick Gran Sport at one time. After 37 years, he hasn’t added many miles to the car, and few have driven it. Even his wife Ann and daughters Lauren and Kerri shy away from driving the car, but Alexander did let his mom have a turn behind the wheel. “It was something to see my then 50-somethiingyear-old mom driving the GSX!” -Erika A. Bruckner

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ove” is a word that is bandied about with reckless abandon. Books, music and movies are beloved by many. For Jeff Pallo of Clark Summit, love isn’t anywhere near the word to describe how he feels

job at the DOT. The vehicle was fast right out of the factory, but that didn’t stop Pallo from making some adjustments. He installed a GM Racing Stage 3 kit, GM Racing ported cylinder head, High Performance Camshafts, 1 of 7 Prototype

a part of his life that the Cobalt played a dual role when he married his wife Erin last fall. The vehicle was featured in their engagement photos and also made a surprise appearance at the wedding in the form of a cake! His “life-sized

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THEY ARE PASSION! about cars. Like most grand passions, the PennDOT Civil Engineer’s automobile enthusiasm started in childhood. “I spent summers at my dad’s shop watching him rebuild carburetors and repairing cars. He was like a doctor for cars,” Pallo remembers. He credits the time his father spent teaching him in addition to his mechanical knowledge as the keystones for his skill level today. His first opportunity to transform a car was at age 19 in the form of a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier RS. Pallo installed an intake and performance exhaust. His latest project is a 2007 Chevy Cobalt SS Supercharged. It was a gift he gave himself following college graduation and getting a

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Supercharger, a full performance exhaust system and upgraded suspension components. Modifying the car is about more than having it able to reach 300 horsepower. For Pallo, taking it apart, seeing how it works and putting it back together appeals to his engineering side. It’s relaxing and educational. “Nothing is more satisfying than building something yourself, having it actually work, and enjoy doing it,” he explains. The car is more than a means to get from point “A” to point “B.” It is a part of his life. Pallo is an associate member of the Villa Capri Cruisers. He enters car shows including the annual Fathers’ Day car show in Nay Aug Park. It is such

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Lego set” stays in great shape because Pallo is always tinkering with it. For two to three hours per week he makes adjustments and meticulously cleans the vehicle. Working on his car will always be an ongoing process. “I’ve said it was done several times, but I always ended up changing something. For now, as the car sits, I’m more than happy with it.” –Kieran O’Brien Kern

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How to Prevent Lyme Disease

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Reduce Chances of Tick Bites A is one of the top three states for Lyme Disease. It has a high deer tick population,” says Michael Pula, coordinator of Monroe County Vector Control. The Monroe County Vector Control began in 1973.

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LYME DISEASE PREVENTION Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite of an infected deer tick. Take these steps to reduce the chance of getting bit by a tick.

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4. Keep deer out of the yard by installing fences, and remove plants that deer eat.

5. Spray bushes and lawns with pesticides to control the tick population. and brush from around the home to keep micecarrying ticks away To remove a tick from the skin, use tweezers to grasp the mouth of the tick (not the body). Once the tick is removed, use a medicated ointment, and save the tick in a sealed plastic bag to bring to Vector

“We will examine ticks, spiders, cockroaches, bed bugs and any household pests for a small donation,” says Pula. The Vector Control recently moved from the Monroe County Administration Building to the Pocono Medical Center in East Stroudsburg. Visit www.Monroe CountyPA.gov –Linda Scott


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Enlightening Mission

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“Active surveillance” is a treatment for low-risk prostate cancer. When PSA (prostate-specific antigen) testing peaked in the 1980s and early 1990s, the test undoubtedly helped save lives. However, in some cases, the testing led to over diagnosis, where the cancers found would never have become clinically significant. Dr. Jerald B. Gilbert, a urologist for the past 20 years with Delta Medix, explains more about “active surveillance.

died of other diseases well before prostate cancer would have threatened their lives. It takes a long time to die from prostate cancer. Most men will be alive and well ten years from diagnosis without treatment. Over diagnosis can also cause unnecessary potential psychosocial harm from anxiety. The key is to treat those with lethal disease and follow those with low risk.

and if the cancer progresses they are then transferred into a treatment program. What can reduce risk? Soft studies show that a healthful lifestyle (diets rich in fruits and vegetables with regular exercise) may have a benefit. However, even if this isn’t true, you are living a healthier life that can help guard against the most common killer, cardio-vascular diseases.

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What is PSA? The prostate gland produces PSA, a protein that at an elevated level may be a sign of prostate cancer. A high PSA reading also may indicate noncancerous conditions such as inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) and enlargement of the prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Why is over diagnosis a concern? In the past, upon a diagnosis, men were pushed into treatment no matter what. All treatments, including radiation and surgery, have side effects that can include impotence and incontinence. Years ago men may have been treated who may not have required it. In these cases, the patients may have

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Who qualifies for active surveillance? Low-risk patients with a low PSA, low Gleason score and low volume of prostate cancer are candidates for active surveillance. In general, a PSA reading of four and below is considered normal. Men with a reading above four were considered to possibly have prostate cancer and would have a biopsy to confirm the cancer’s presence. Only one in four men with an elevated PSA level actually have prostate cancer. However, an increase in PSA level over time may indicate prostate cancer. How long can men be on active surveillance? You can delay treatment for ten years or longer. Men on active surveillance are given testing at regular intervals, HappeningsMagazinePA.com

How does local treatment compare to national options? Prostate cancer is common; it is not a rare disease. Good treatment is based on volume. We have performed over 600 robotic prostatectomies, which is the same as many nationally known institutions. Our TrueBeam radiation therapy equipment is the best technology available to date and utilized at only a handful of institutions on the East Coast. All cancers are presented at a multi-disciplinary conference that includes urologists, nurse practitioners, radiologists, radiologist oncologists and pathologists. I am confident that our care is every bit as good if not better.

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Dr. Jerald B. Gilbert

Family: Wife Kerrie, Sons Ryan and Spencer Resides: Dalton Favorite Aspect of Northeast PA: Mountain Biking and Fly Fishing Favorite Quote: “Can’t means Won’t”

Dr. Gilbert is a native of Passaic, NJ. He attended the University of Vermont, graduating summa cum laude. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine, graduating with AOA honors and his urology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Gilbert is Board Certified in Urology and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has received advanced training with certification in Lasers in Urology, Urologic Laparoscopy and Microsurgery and provides comprehensive urologic care including robotic and laparoscopic surgery for both malignant and benign urologic diseases. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at The Commonwealth Medical College.

When it comes to choosing the right independent and Personal Care Center, there's a lot to consider. To help you make the right decision, Weston Senior Living Center at Hillcrest invites you to visit and tour our community. We offer attractive private or semi-private rooms and suites, with large picture windows overlooking a beautiful country setting. We strive to maintain your independence: with the comfort of our 24-hour professional, caring staff should you need assistance.

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The Vision for Northeast PA’s Future Eye Care Specialists Expands Services he team of professionals at Eye Care Specialists have more than 550 years of collective experience in opthalmology practices and has served the local community for almost 50 years. Individually, the nine ophthalmologists, 16 optometrists and 14 opticians are trained in the most advanced diagnostics, treatments and procedures. Many of the eye surgeons are pioneers in the field of ophthalmology and have won awards for excellence. All ophthalmologists in the practice are certified by the American Board of Opthalmology.

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Some doctors have participated in investigational studies for a variety of eye care products, leading to the FDA approval of new procedures and treatments. Dr. Harvey Reiser, for one, was part of the FDA approval process for the ReSTOR intraocular lens (IOL) used in cataract surgery. Dr. Erik Kruger was recently part of the FDA approval process for Eyelea, a new drug used in the treatment of macular degeneration. With an emphasis on wellness and rejuvenescence to overall health,

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Dr. Richard Roth's specialties in the dual fields of Ophthalmology and Facial Plastic Surgery allow him to tackle the problems of aging eyes and skin. At Eye Care Specialists, Dr. Roth offers a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures that can help soften fine lines, reduce wrinkles, and plump up areas that have lost volume. Facial Rejuvenation Services include the familiar cosmetic Botox treatments, derma fillers, lip enhancements, laser skin rejuvenation, cosmetic eyelid and browlift surgeries all which can restore a more youthful, vibrant appearance. In addition to

cosmetic services, Dr. Roth and his surgical colleagues offer medical services to address conditions related to the tissues and structures surrounding the eye. These services may include drooping eyelids, Graves Eye Disease, Tear Duct Surgery, Eyelid Cancer Treatment and Blepharospasm Treatment. Surgeries like LASIK and PRK (Photoreactive keratectomy) are exciting options for people who hate their eyeglasses and contact lenses. Other ophthalmology and optometry services include cataract surgery, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and general ophthalmology and


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optometry services. The five cataract surgeons of Eye Care Associates, Patrick McGraw, M.D., Harvey J. Reiser, M.D., Richard E. Roth, D.O., Donald J. Savage, M.D and Robert G. Szulborski, M.D., are among a select group of opthalmologists worldwide to offer blade-free laser cataract surgery, which is more precise and offers shorter surgical time and increased safety. "We are the first and most experienced eyecare group in Northeast PA to do this new laser cataract surgery," says Eye Care Associates Leading Eye Surgeon Dr. Reiser. Due to the large number of specialists, doctors are able to cross-refer to each other for second opinions to ensure that recommended treatment plans are ideally suited to individual eye health needs.

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Baseball Celebrates 25 Years in Northeast PA!

Railriders’ Anniversary Activities riple-A baseball debuted in Northeast PA in 1989 with the addition of the Scranton/WilkesBarre Red Barons, a Minor League affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, at Lackawanna County Stadium in Moosic. An affiliation switch to the New York Yankees brought a name change for both the club and park. The Scranton/WilkesBarre Yankees took to the field at PNC Field in 2007. The team was re-introduced as the Railriders in 2013, giving a more region-centric feel to the games. PNC Field was renovated for the 2013 season, now with an openconcourse design surrounding the field, children’s play area, Mohegan Sun Club, luxury suites, Northeast PA Honda Dealers HomerZone lawn seating, Budweiser Railhouse Bar and Kost Party Pavilion.

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Happenings & Railriders Partner to Honor Carlee Weber This year, Happenings teamed up with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders to celebrate noteworthy people from Northeast PA. At each Happenings’ Night at the Ballpark, someone we featured in the magazine will get a VIP experience at the game. We kicked off the fun on April 12 to honor Carlee Weber, the inspirational young lady featured on the March 2014 cover of Happenings! She attended the double header with her dad, brother and other family and friends. The Railriders shared her inspirational story between games. Follow HappeningsMag on Facebook for updates on the next Happenings’ game date!

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(C ontinued from Page 106) giveaway for the first 1,500 fans. Throwback Thursday/’80s Night will encourage fans to show off their vintage Red Barons gear and Flashback Friday/’90s Night will look back at the SWB Yankees. The party culminates on Saturday with a SWB 25th Anniversary Celebration with some SWB greats, pictures, video clips and entertainment. Limited-edition, one-of-a-kind jerseys worn by players will be auctioned, and the first 2,500 fans will receive a Dave Miley statue. Seasonlong promotions like Kids Eat Free Wednesdays, Thirsty Thursdays with $1 Beer & Pepsi products, Friday Fireworks and Gallo Barefoot WineTasting Night on Saturday will continue during the anniversary week. Call 570969-BALL, or visit www.SWBRailriders.com! –Erika A. Bruckner

Happenings covers regional baseball in (clockwise from top left) 2008, 2007, 1996 and 1995.

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We are Workforce Ready! Skills in Scranton Prepares Region for Jobs

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egions across the nation are competing to attract new companies – and family-sustaining jobs – to their communities. To win these coveted jobs, one vital quality a region must possess is a well-skilled workforce, already in place and ready to exceed employers’ expectations. So how does Northeast PA become “workforce ready?” For the past 22 years, Skills in Scranton, a division of The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, has been dedicated to this cause. “Skills” is an award-winning, businesseducation partnership comprised of business leaders, small and large companies, educators, government officials and other community leaders. “Skills” works to sync workforce needs with partners in education – includ112

ing faculty members, school administrators and parents. William J. Schoen currently serves as administrator of Skills in Scranton. Schoen is a marketing/communications professional with years of experience in workforce development for schoolaged students. He is also a local high school/collegiate sports official. “Young people entering the workforce need good math skills and strong oral and written communication skills. They also need to be team players and know the value of their jobs,” he explains. "This is what our employers tell us time and time again." “I believe we have been successful in igniting a fire under both our industry and education partners. Both want to keep engaged with each other,” explains Schoen. HappeningsMagazinePA.com

“Employers value the honesty, regular work attendance and a willingness of Northeast PA employees to do more than just the basic requirements of a job.” To fill skill gaps in this region, he believes there needs to be a greater emphasis on mathematics, oral/written communication skills and ability to work in team environments. To make oneself a more desirable employee, he recommends, “Be inquisitive; be a great communicator; demonstrate knowledge of the company, and be conversational. Also, have an understanding of current events.” “Skills” routinely holds seminars and workshops about up-and-coming industries, including healthcare, natural gas and building/trades. A natural gas/Marcellus Shale information day was hosted especially for teachers. The day-long event featured lectures, demonstrations and exhibits dealing with careers in the natural gas field. “Skills” also provides preparation for the electronics and financial information technology. Visit www.ScrantonChamber.com June 2014


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Wedding Dress Success Choosing

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ith so many options, what are the season’s best picks for bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses? Kim Keck and her staff from Exclusively You Bridal in Bloomsburg share the biggest trends. Brides Lace From baby names to jewelry, vintage is in, so lace is by far the most popular trend. “A lot of girls want their dress to reflect that vintage theme,” explains Bridal Consultant Jillian Johnson. Feminine and delicate, it’s a style that can work for almost anyone, at any venue. Sassy Silhouettes Mermaid silhouettes are fitted down the bodice and hips to the knees, and then flare. These styles are great for showing off hourglass and slender figures. Fit-and-flare dresses work on petite brides and those with straight figures.

more formal wedding. Straps and High Necks The once-popular strapless look is taking a break to usher in a trend of straps and high necks. These dresses offer more support for brides with fuller busts and can flatter almost anyone. These more modest dresses also elicit a vintage feel, offering plenty of options in feminine, delicate details. Similar to the lace trend, a bride can find a high-neck or strapped gown to fit almost any venue type.

Bridesmaids Bridesmaid dresses have stayed fairly classic. Chiffon is still the most common type of dress sold by Exclusively You. “We’re continued on page 116

Flower Girls Flower-girl styles vary greatly, but classic tulle is a common theme.

Both styles can be elegant and glamorous, adding a bit of a dramatic flair to a

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(C ontinued from Page 114) seeing a lot of styles coming out that are chiffon dresses with a lace back or lace straps to complement the lace weddings gowns,� explains Johnson. Call 570-784-6652 or visit www.ExYouBridal.com -Nicole Krempasky

(Top) Bridesmai d by Jasmine with silky chiffon dress (Bottom) Brides lace straps. maid lace dres s by Mori Lee.

(Right) Lace gown with a high neck by Maggie Sottero.

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Brides Against Breast Cancer Nationwide Tour of Gowns

A Vow to Help

tly worn wedding gowns will be available for purchase at reasonable prices ranging from $99 to inding a wedding $3,900, in sizes 4-18. Brides dress is something will also have the opportumany dream about from an early age. It’s an nity to enter giveaways and experience that is gener- mingle with some of the ally exciting, emotional… area’s leading wedding vendors. and expensive! Brides Against Breast Cancer, an All proceeds will be donataffiliate of the Health ed to the efforts of distribSupport Network, may be uting information and servable to help. ices, free of charge, to thousands of men, women and The organization’s children suffering from canNationwide Tour of cer. The Health Support Gowns will come to the Network is responsible for Best Western Pioneer creating and maintaining Plaza in Carbondale on June 21. Brides-to-be, fami- more than 150 online cancer-related programs each ly members, friends and year. These programs prolovers of wedding fashion alike are invited to attend. vide cancer patients across Hundreds of new and gen- the country with information, supported by scientific

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research, regarding nutrition, education, exercise, meditation and caregiver support. It is the goal of Brides Against Breast Cancer to provide the resources offered in these programs to any person, anywhere, through the nationwide Health Support Network Online. Tickets for the event can be obtained at the door or online by visiting www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org or calling 1-877721-HOPE (4673). Tickets are limited, and volunteers are needed! Join in the fun and help Brides Against Breast Cancer in donating an expected $2 million dollars this year to those whose lives are affected by cancer. –Monika Loefflad

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Kathryn Ross & Joseph Pasqualichio

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started dating while students at Penn State. Five years later, in January 2012, he planned a trip to the Big Apple, complete with a carriage ride through Central Park. In front of the Bethesda Fountain, Joe proposed.

On June 22, 2013, the couple was married in the traditional setting of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows in Clarks Summit. Rev. John Turi, great uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony, as he had for the parents of the groom and many others of the Pasqualichio family. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel was the setting for the reception for 260 guests. continued on page 122

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(C ontinued from Page 120) The bride tried on over 50 wedding gowns before finding the one of her dreams. She carried a bouquet of purple roses, and the bridesmaids donned purple dresses, displaying her favorite color. Italian cookies were delivered from New Jersey, and a donation was made to Penn State’s THON to benefit pediatric cancer in lieu of wedding favors. The newlyweds’ first dance was to “Someone Like You” by Van Morrison. The bride is employed at PNC Wealth Management; the groom is employed by Pasqualichio Bros. Inc. The honeymooned in Jamaica and now reside in Dalton. -Monika Loefflad

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Cultivating Loyal Customers Bartron Supply

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ack in the 1940s, J. Stark Sr. and Jennie Bartron, along with his parents, Dan and Mabel Bartron were looking for a complementary business to run on their large turkey farm in Tunkhannock. They envisioned an equipment dealership as a sound venture in the local economy. Since their background and the local servicing area were farming, the initial inventory of Bartron Supply Company in 1948 included agricultural equipment. In 1963 with the growing demand for John Deere lawn equipment, Bartron Supply Company invested right away and tagged an original 1963 lawn tractor as a showpiece that sits in its showroom today. Bobcat Company approached Bartron in 1979 to sell its premium line of skid steers and excavators. “Bobcat is the inventor of the skid steer and hasn’t slowed on innovation of the equipment since then,” says J. Stark Bartron II. Today, the company is involved in the retail sales, parts and service of John

Deere, Bobcat, Honda and Husqvarna– the world's largest producer of outdoor power products including robotic mowers, garden tractors, chainsaws and trimmers. For limited commercial or private use, this is the place to go to rent Bobcat skid steers, excavators and attachments. John Deere devotees can find a selection of John Deere clothing for kids and adults along with John Deere toys

operated' yet don’t provide that family level of service you would expect to receive," says Stark. "We have consciously chosen to remain a single store dealership so we can focus on our customers, not other locations. We strive to provide our customers with a friendly and personalized shopping experience. Bartron Supply can be found on Route 92 South in Tunkhannock. The company offers the Endless Mountains, Northeast PA and the

like bikes, pedal tractors, wagons and collectibles. All principals in the operation of Bartron Supply Company have made a conscious effort to individualize their clientele. "Many companies tout 'family-owned and

Southern Tier of New York a 10,000-squarefoot showroom, complete lawn and garden options, commercial and agricultural equipment as well as all-terrain fun. Call 570-836-4011. –Christine Fanning

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A Room for All Seasons:

Embrace the Sun and Escape the Elements with Four Seasons

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fter the winter that wouldn’t seem to end, everyone is ready to get outside and enjoy the sun. There is a way to enjoy it for three and even four seasons. Dan Pollock, General Manager of Four Seasons, the sunroom division of Mesko Glass Co., notes that one of the best aspects of having a sunroom/solarium is enjoying the surroundings of the outdoors without having to deal with the elements. “The sunroom often becomes the most popular room in the house for relaxing or entertaining. You’re not only adding space but a lifestyle,” Pollock explains. The factors that prospective buyers should consider when adding a solarium are the size of the space and how they want to use and furnish the room. How do they want to access the room? The room should be easily accessible from the house, and the door should maintain a thermal 130

barrier. Where do they want lights and electricity to be? If the room will be used all four seasons, the type of heat source will have to be considered. Is there an existing structure to build on, and if so, is it structurally sound? Four Seasons manufactures a variety of windows, porch enclosures, screen rooms, solid roof patio rooms and full glass solariums and conservatories. They offer aluminum, vinyl and wood structures. Wood beams are structural but covered with an aluminum cap system providing for a mostly maintenance-free enclosure. The company offers Conservaglass Select in all its sunrooms to help control heat gain and heat loss for year-round comfort. It is exclusive to Four Seasons and carries a transferable lifetime warranty with 20 years full coverage.

rooms, cleaning the glass and re-caulking if needed. Fogged or broken glass can benefit from their Reglaze Service that replaces old glass with Conservaglass. “The modular, prefabricated design of the Four Seasons Sunrooms makes for a quick installation. Between obtaining permits, site prep, inspections, product lead times and any finish work, it may take eight to 10 weeks from start to finish,” explains Pollock. Prices on a new sunroom start at $100 per square-foot depending on the type of room desired and if there is an existing structure to build on. The cost varies for refurbished rooms based on the condition of the room and if there is glass replacement involved. Visit www.mesko.com/sunrooms-enclosures or call 570346-0777. –Kieran O’Brien Kern

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Summer Sale

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SUMMER IN NORTHEAST PA

PHOTO CONTEST Splashing into a local lake… Enjoying an ice cream cone… Going to a festival…

What does summer in Northeast PA look like to you? Here’s how: 1. Take the photo! Photos must be taken within ten Northeast PA counties to be eligible. 2. Send it to us! Enter at www.HappeningsPA.com/summer or mail the photo, your name, address, email, phone number and photo description to Summer Photo, PO Box 61, Clarks Summit, PA 18411

Prizes:

Entries must be received by July 27, 2014

Prizes for fantastic summer items and activities will be awarded, including…

3. Ask friends to vote! Happenings will post all entries at www.Facebook.com/HappeningsMag, so fans can vote for the “People’s Choice Winner” from August 1-8, 2014.

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4. Watch for winners! Winners in both independent judging and People’s Choice categories will be announced in the September 2014 issue!

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Keystone State Authors Pen New Books

Bill Conologue

Alison Treat:

Howard Krum:

Growing up on a dairy farm in the Moosic Mountains, Marywood University English Professor Bill Conologue realized the reality of farm life and the bucolic descriptions in literature did not jive. The discrepancy inspired him to write, "Here and There: Reading Pennsylvania's Working Landscapes.” Published in October 2013, Conologue describes the book as being about, “how literature and history shape who we are and how place helps us to understand that.” Conologue struggled with finding ways to mesh research and literature with his own experiences of pastoral life without making the book seem too academic. Peppered with personal references, the author recalls his favorite part of the book in chapter five where he tears down a barn that his father thought should remain standing. “It created a rift between us. It was an interesting exercise to revisit that,” says Conologue. He is currently working on an environmental history of the Northeast PA region with Marywood University as the focus. The author lives in Scranton, PA with his wife.

Inspired by the epic novel “Gone with the Wind,” Alison Treat wanted to, “write a similar book describing the North as a good place, but the book changed over time and turned into something different,” says Treat. That something different is her debut novel, “One Traveler,” for which she is currently working on a sequel. Set in WilkesBarre in the spring of 1860, the book follows protagonist Sidney Judson as he helps his aunt and uncle with their endeavors in the Underground Railroad. “It’s an exciting story meant to inspire people to pursue freedom in their own lives,” says Treat. A historically accurate novel, Treat’s research included a trip to Roswell, Georgia, the protagonist’s hometown, as well as grueling hours of research. Treat lives in Falls, PA with her husband and three children.

The first in a series of six books, “An Animal Life: The Beginning” is based on Howard Krum’s first day of Veterinary School at the University of Pennsylvania. Krum, who was from the Lake Wallenpaupack area, provides a glimpse into, “a hidden world nobody knows about,” says Krum. A scientific medical mystery, the book follows an unbelievable range of characters through their first year of veterinary school. Real people provided the inspiration for many characters. However, one of Krum’s favorites, Stan the Path Man, is fictional. “He is a goofy, sweet, overly excitable nerd who is totally invented, but it is fun to hear what people think of him. It shows he rings real,” says Krum. Krum currently lives in Vermont with his wife, works as an Aquatic Animal Consultant and is writing book two of the series.

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TREASURE HUNTING What’s Festive at

THE BUTLER’S PANTRY in Montrose Celebrate graduations, showers, birthdays. Celebrate summer with cupcakes & ice cream! We’ve got you covered from baking to serving.

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Home Again-A unique resale shop featuring shabby chic, modern and antique home decor and furniture. Open 7 days a week. Merchandise changes daily. Accepting furniture for consignment. Pick up and delivery available. Located on 2nd floor of Steamtown Mall, Scranton. Open Mall hours. 570-343-7803. 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 570-226-9411 or 570-241-6230, email: jukesslots@aol.com www.jukeboxclassics.com

Lark Mountain Market– See what everyone’s talking about at the area’s first co-op antique mall. Handicap accessible– climate controlled, we offer a wide variety of items: quality antiques, hard to find collectibles, furniture, home decorating accessories, jewelry, coins, military, breweriana, vintage clothing, lighting & more. 306 WilkesBarre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 www.larkmountainmarketplace.com

Mary’s Home Furnishings– 10766 SR 29, South Montrose PA. General line antiques. Privately owned & operated. Furniture and accessories from mid-1800s-early 1900s; Cupboards, cabinets, tables, chairs, chests, lamps, linens, glass, china, silver, frames, postcards, utensils, etc. Original paintings by three local artists. Saturdays & Sundays or call 570-278-2187 for appt. www.antiquessusqco.com/marys

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: 570546-7493 or www.oldebarncentre.com

Retro Decor Shop- Experience the new face of CONSIGNMENT shops. We offer an eclectic collection of painted and primitive furniture including accent pieces, home decor, clothing, jewelry and accessories. Always affordably priced. 1809 Red Barn Village, Clarks Summit. Thursday & Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4. 570-586-1222. Like us on Facebook. 136

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WHO is the

cutest of them all? “Abby”

“Miss Kate”

This Southern Belle was rescued from Tennessee. Now living in Factoryville with Kayla Guilford, she loves to snuggle, give kisses, dig holes in the backyard and chase the ball.

Bread is a favorite treat for this Miniature Schnauzer. Mary Goyne rescued her two years ago from Lancaster and took her home to live in Dickson City.

“Teddy Wu”

“Parker”

Swimming is a favorite pastime for Jennifer Nichols’ lovable pup. He loves to go for long walks near their Clarks Summit home.

This frisky and fun loving pup enjoys tug-of-war and snuggling. He lives in Scranton with Patty & Steve Gary.

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“Riley & Cooper”

“Cleo”

Some say this 3-year-old Japanese Chin is a ringer for an Ewok! She loves to go for walks with owners Gerald & Betty Kase. They reside in Greenfield Twp.

Molly Martin of Wilkes-Barre says her Golden Retrievers are are the best four legged children anyone can ask for– friendly, loving & smart!

“Remy”

“Sundae” Laura Stevens rescued her Retriever Mix pup from North Carolina. This ball of energy loves to herd her toys into her crate and chase the cat around their Madison Twp. home.

Indoor princess/outdoor tiger! That’s how Lisa Marie Adalian describes her lovable feline. They make their home in North Abington Twp.

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PET TALES

Do Dogs Have a Sixth Sense About People? Is it true dogs can tell when someone doesn't like them? My Miniature Fox Terrier seems to bark and growl excessively at those who come into our house who are not "dog people." He calms down with others who greet him right away and make a fuss over him. Dogs’ abilities to accurately interpret human expression, body language and chemical emotional signature seem uncanny. They’re better equipped for knowing how we feel than we are. Their noses are a million times better than ours, capable of precisely deciphering the delicate chemical and hormonal stew that changes with our emotions and state of mind, and which is expressed in our breath, sweat, even tears. That capacity gives them a scent portrait of us that is more detailed than our own visual picture. Dogs know not just your emotional state, but also what you ate, your gender, your health, your social status (not economic, but hierarchical), and to an extent your intent. This last point speaks to your question. Dogs evolved this 140

“mind-reading” capacity by necessity. To survive, protodogs needed to infer the intent of the primitive humans whose encampments they pilfered, to know when it was safe to approach and when to steer clear. Thus our companions have millennia of ancestry savvy enough to discern human hostility from curiosity, kindness from entrapment. Your dog undoubtedly reads your guests, but does he know when they don’t like dogs? Not as we see it. To him the pertinent data is whether the person is fearful or hostile, in which case he would instinctively react defensively, wishing to repel potential harm to his territory or pack (human or canine).

Terriers have additional generations of deliberate breeding for pugnaciousness, and that feisty attitude arises in defense or pursuit of territory, pack or food. It also comes into play when drives or desire are thwarted. For instance, perhaps during his formative months your pup reacted to most newcomers by barking or whining or other vocalizations, and when they responded to his cute HappeningsMagazinePA.com

puppy-ness with petting and attention, he associated his vocalizations with receiving what, to him, appeared to be fawning adulation. Over time, he may wrongly have inferred that he gives commands and people comply. So now people who aren’t inclined to shower dogs with attention are, to him, failing to follow protocol and deserve his wrath! Regardless of its root cause, his behavior is bullying your guests and should be reprimanded; don’t make excuses for him. That said, I would ask how you’ve determined who is and isn’t a dog person. Are you assuming your dog knows, and judge the guest’s likes/dislikes by the dog’s behavior? Or have you asked the people in advance? If you know in advance, your own behavior might be somehow keying your dog to respond differently to those who you know aren’t “doggy.” The subtleties of your dog’s capacity to read you are a definite factor here. –Beth Dorton Dillenbeck, Hollow Hills German Shepherds blogging at www.instinctive impressions. blogspot.com

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SAPPHIRE BUSINESSES!

Fidelity Deposit and Discount Bank Founded in 1903. Since it’s founding over a 100 years ago, the bank has been dedicated to bringing happy faces to committed customers. The bank has evolved greatly over the past 100+ years. Fidelity brought the

first drive-through window to the region in 1951 and has been moving forward ever since. However, through it all, Fidelity’s loyalty and commitment to Northeast PA has remained the same.

Crescent Lodge In 1947, Jack Dunlop and his wife Minerva perused the Pocono Mountains looking for the perfect location. When they found the nine bedroom former boarding house on Route 191 in Paradise Valley, they knew it was the perfect getaway place. At the time, Jack wanted a place where he could invite friends and spend weekends in the summer. However, expansion was on the horizon. By the late 1960s, the Dunlops added three more bedrooms, closed in the porch, obtained a liquor license and added the bar. Today, the Crescent Lodge is the ideal Pocono getaway and has been providing guests with the cares and comforts of home since its original founding in 1947. continued on page 142 142

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Custom Building by Carriage Barn offers every service you need to take any renovation project from start to finish. Whatever style you’re looking for – from old-fashioned country to ultra modern – Carriage Barn’s experienced design experts will produce outstanding results, helping you achieve “the whole look” that you want.

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Cooper’s Seafood House

Woodloch Pines Resort In April of 1958, Harry Kisendahl of Long Island, and his wife, Mary, saw an advertisement in the New York Times listing a small resort for sale on a private lake in Northeast PA. The original 12 acres included a main lodge, annex and two cottages, all of which accommodated about 40 guests. By 1961, expansion had doubled the size of the resort, and by 1983 the resort had grown into 150 acres with almost a mile of shoreline and 135 rooms. Currently the resort consists of over 1,000 acres and can accommodate over 900 guests. Nearby Woodloch Springs houses a championship golf course and exquisite custom homes.

Since its opening in 1948, Cooper’s Seafood House in Scranton has undergone some serious changes. The location was originally the passenger waiting station for the Lackawanna-Erie Rail Line. In 1948, that waiting station was remodeled for the original pub. Today, Cooper’s Seafood House is a widely renowned Scranton landmark. The restaurant features a fullsized pirate ship, a lighthouse bar, a tiki-deck, a train room and a whale room, as well as the original waiting room. Look for more “Salutes to Sapphire Businesses” in the July 2014 Issue of Happenings Magazine.

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ince Happenings Magazine is invited into 100,000 homes each month, we decided to invite you into our home office in Clarks Summit, PA! We recently renovated our office under the direction of Mary Justis, a staging and redesign professional. Happenings chose to work with Justis because of her expertise in organization and design. After more than four decades in business, we needed to reduce clutter and streamline our workspace. We couldn’t be more pleased with the end result! Photography: Guy Cali Associates

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“Keeping on a limited budget requires great planning. The most expensive decorating is one without a plan! First, know your space and how it will function best. Invest in items that you use every day, for example, well-constructed desks and cabinets. Metal furnishings may appear cold, but if paired with the right items, (see opposite page) they can be excellent choices.”

“Clutter hinders efficiency and creates another world of ‘busy” that we just don’t need. A well-organized space is not only fresh and inviting, but also more productive. Reducing clutter creates greater efficiency in time, task and productivity, which helps reduce stress. Organization must be matched with a welldesigned space that functions with each person,” says Mary Justis, ISRP of Simply New Home Staging and Redesign. Call 570-575-6936.

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“It may seem functional to have everything out, only to find that your space has now been comprised. Become an editor with an eye to edit out what is not necessary. Categorize items that are needed ‘sometimes’ and items needed daily.”

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JUNE HAPPENINGS Special Events June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, “Nay Aug Limited” Train Rides, 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Steamtown, Scranton, 570-340-5200. June 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, “Scranton Limited” Train Rides, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, Scranton, 570-340-5200. June 6-8, Arts on Fire Festival, Historic Iron Furnaces, Scranton, 570-963-6590. June 7, The 2014 Pocono Raceway Festival, Stroudsburg, 570-420-2808. June 7, The American Lung Association’s Fight For Air Walk/Run, Betzler Fields, Wilkes-Barre, 570-823-2212. June 7, The 4th Annual Scranton Wine Fest, 1 p.m. -7 p.m., Tripp Park Community Center, Scranton, 570- 290-6027. June 7, Finishing the Fight 5K Run/Walk, Blakely, 570-614-6341. June 8, Walk 2 Miles In My Shoes, noon, McDade Park, Scranton, 570-876-4034. June 8, Pocono 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race, 1 p.m., Long Pond, 1-800-RACEWAY. June 14, Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. -4 p.m., Bingham Park, Hawley, 570-226-3191. June 14, Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival, 8 a.m. -3 150

p.m., Blakely Borough Recreational Complex, Peckville. June 17-22, The Northeast Fair, Pittston Township, 570654-2503.

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Community Events

June 21, “Art on the Trail”, 10 a.m. -4 p.m., Rail-Trail Headquarters, Union Dale.

June 1, 7th Annual Forest Hill Cemetery Walking Tour, 1 p.m., Dunmore, 570-346-6179.

June 21, Founder’s Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., downtown Tunkhannock.

June 1, Annual Summer Picnic, 3 p.m. -7 p.m., Waldorf Park, East Mountain, 570-344-3931.

June 21, Summer Solstice, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. June 21-22, Wine & Food Festival, Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony, 888-802-2348. June 21-22, Patch Town Days, 10 a.m.-5p.m., Eckley Miners’ Village, Weatherly. June 21-22, The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Wyoming Valley, King’s College Fields, WilkesBarre Township.

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June 5, Painting & Pastries, 6:30 p.m. -9:30p.m., St. Eulalia’s Church Hall, Roaring Brook Twp., 570-842-7656. June 5, Lady Jane’s Salon Book Reading, 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m., Bartolai Winery, West Pittston. June 6, Cruise Night, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Advance Auto, Rt.6 Carbondale, 570-876-4034. June 7, 14, 21, 28, Ferry Street Grower’s Market, 8

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JUNE HAPPENINGS a.m. –noon, Ferry Street, Danville, 570-672-9551. June 7, Silent Basket Auction & Bake Sale, 10 a.m. -1 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, South of Mt. Pocono, 570-839-9376. June 7, A Family, Friends & Faith Event, 11 a.m. -4 p.m., Honesdale High School Football Field, Honesdale, 570-253-1404. June 7, Chicken Bar-B-Que, noon-6 p.m., Gouldsboro United Methodist Church, Gouldsboro, 676-4090. June 7, 8th Annual Flea Market & Craft Show, 8 a.m. -2 pm., Clarks Summit Fire Company, Clarks Summit, 570-586-8061. June 8, Griffin Pond Animal Shelter Benefit Motorcycle Ride, noon, Electric City Harley Davidson, Dickson City.5615560. June 9, TCMC’S 6th Annual Golf Classic, 9 a.m., Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic, 570-504-9619. June 13, HeartRate Family Flicks, Harmony Heart Camp, Scott Township, 443-422-4549. June 14, Book Sale/Bake Sale, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Wyoming Free Library, 570-693-1364. June 14, Cherry Valley Festival at Josie Porter Farm, 10 a.m. -5 p.m., Stroudsburg. June 14, Minute to Win It Games for Teens, 2 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 570-558-1670.

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June 15, Wilkes-Barre Duathlon, 7:30 a.m., Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. June 15, Father’s Day Barbecue, 1 p.m., Zacharelli’s Gardens, Elmhurst Township, 570-842-4975. June 17, Teen Makers’ Night, 6 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 570-558-1670. June 17-18, Super Summer Book & Bake Sale, 1 p.m.- 8 p.m., and June 19, 11 a.m. -4 p.m., Valley View Elementary Center, Peckville, 570-4891765. June 17-22, Friends of the Scranton Public Library Book Sale, Library Express at the Mall at Steamtown, Scranton, 570-558-1670. June 20, North Pocono Rotary’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30 p.m., The Elmhurst Country Club, Elmhurst, 570-842-2050. June 21, The Equinunk Historical Society’s 15th Annual Car Show, 10 a.m. -3 p.m., Pine Mill Road, Equinunk, 570-224-6722. June 21, 6th Safe Haven of Pike County’s Annual Dash for Dignity 5K/10K/Run/Walk for Victim’s Awareness, 9 a.m., Milford, 570-296-2827. June 21, The Gardens of Goshen Tour & Luncheon on the Lawn, St. James Episcopal Church, Goshen, 845-6153860.

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June 21, Ruff Riders Cruisin’ For Critters Benefit for Camp Papillon Rescue, 11 a.m., Tramontin Harley Davidson, Hope, 908-459-4101. June 22, “All You Can Eat Breakfast”, 8 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Shavertown Fire Hall, Shavertown, 570-675-1302. June 24, Milford Lions Club Carnival/Craft Show, 4 p.m., Matamoras, 570-876-1374. June 28, Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. -10 p.m., The Cooperage, Honesdale, 570-253-2020. June 28, 1st Annual Bow Wow Bike Jam and Poker Run, 11 a.m., Indian Trail Park, Northampton, 610-573-0161. June 28, Nostalgia Night Rockin’ Rooftop Party, 6 p.m. 9 p.m., The Best Western Pioneer Plaza, Carbondale, 570-536-6020. June 29, 10th Annual Cali Memorial Car Show, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Fleetville Fire Co, Fleetville. 570-780-5425.

Theatre June 1 & 6-8, Macbeth, Sun, 2:30 p.m., Fri-Sat, 6:30 p.m., South Abington Park, South Abington, 570-575-5185. June 4, 11, 18 & 25, Comedy and Improv Open Mic, The Sherman Theater’s Living Room, 8 p.m., Stroudsburg, 570-420-2808. June 3-4, Beauty and the Beast, 7 p.m., State Theatre, Easton, 610-252-3132.

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JUNE HAPPENINGS June 7, Broadway at PCT Series: Ann Hampton Callaway, The Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg, 570-421-6684. June 7-8, “Nunsense,” Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., St. Clare/St. Paul School, Scranton. 9611549. June 21, Shakespeare in the Park, 7 p.m., Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannoock, 570-996-1500 June 28, Open Mic, 7 p.m., Moe’st Everything Muse, Stroudsburg, 570-223-6900.

Concerts June 1, Lady Antebellum, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-866-7812922 June 1, Ferdie Bistocchi Memorial Orchestra, 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, 570-343-7271. June 1, Dierks Bentley, 4 p.m., Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Moosic. June 4, “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash”, The

Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee on Delaware, 570421-5093.

June 8, Glenn Miller Orchestra, 3 p.m., State Theatre, Easton, 610-252-3132.

June 5, Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin and Friends, The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 570-424-2000.

June 8, Doug Smith’s Dixieland All-Stars, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 570-343-7271.

June 5, Bill Hunt, 6:30 p.m. -9 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton, 570-342-8263. June 6, Live Music with Harkland, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Pub, Hawley, 570-226-2124. June 7, Simon and Garfunkel Meet Their Match: The Sea The Sea, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley, 570-5888077.

June 8, Willie Nelson & Family, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-866781-2922 June 12, Jazz Jam with Bill Goodwin and Friends, The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 570-424-2000. June 13 & 20, Live Music with 30 Pack Lite, 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Pub, Hawley, 570-226-2124.

June 7, Glen Scandur, 9 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Pub, Hawley, 570-226-2124.

June 14, Peter Nero’s Broadway with Bassist Michael Barnet, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton, 610-252-3132.

June 7, 14, 21 & 28, Live Music in the Dining Room, 6-9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

June 14, Well Strung, The Pocono Community Theater and Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg, 570-421-6684.

June 8, Anne-Marie McDermott, Pianist, 2 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY, 845-5832060.

June 14, Joe Acor, 6:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Wilkes-Barre, 570-824-2991.

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JUNE HAPPENINGS June 14, Hot Tuna Acoustic and Leon Russell, The Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg, 570-420-2808.

June 20, Bookhouse Concert Series: Clipper Erickson, 7:30 p.m., The Eastern Monroe Public Library, Stroudsburg, 570-421-0800.

June 14, Guitarist “Wandering Aloud,” Slumber Valley Campgrounds, Meshoppen, 570-833-5208.

June 20, The Spencer Reed Not All Blues Band, The Deer Head Inn, Delaware Water Gap, 570-424-2000.

June 15, Santana, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-866-781-2922

June 21, Sue Yurkanin, 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m., Centenary United Methodist Church, Ashley, 570-899-8073.

June 16, Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale Central Park, Honesdale.

June 23, Bill Arnold Band, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale Central Park, Honesdale.

June 17, Journey & The Steve Miller Band, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 1-866-781-2922

Northeast, 3 p.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 570-9961500. June 30, Wayne Choralaires, 7:30 p.m. Honesdale Central Park, Honesdale.

Art Exhibits June 1-13, Graduate MAExhibition, Mahady Gallery in Shields Center for Visual Arts, Marywood University, Scranton, 570-348-6278. June 1-30, “Fragments, ”Artspace Gallery, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0737.

June 25, Under the June 1-July 31, Endless Streetlamp, 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, Easton, 610-252-3132. Mountains Rural Places, Rural Lives, Dietrich Theatre, June 26, Fiddlin’ Around, Tunkhannock. 7:30 p.m., Honesdale Central June 13, Artist’s Reception for Park, Honesdale. “The Riv11- The Delaware June 26, David Griffin, 7 p.m. River- A Big Picture”, The -9 p.m., The Main Bean Café, Antoine Dutot Museum and Luzerne, 570-899-2264. Gallery, Delaware water Gap, June 27, Boston with Special 570-476-4240. Guest Cheap Trick, 7:30 p.m., June 7, Art Opening: Lillian Bethel Woods Center for the Ventrelli Watercolors and Arts, Bethel, 1-866-781-2922 Acrylics, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., Monroe Country Conservation District, June 29, Folklore and Coal 570-629-3060. Mining Songs of the

June 19, BREAKFREE Christian Band, 6:30 p.m. -9 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton, 570-342-8263. June 19, Gypsy Jazz Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Honesdale Central Park, Honesdale. June 20, Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles, 7 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, 1-800-745-3000.

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JUNE HAPPENINGS Seminars & Lectures June 3, 10, 17, 24, Misericordia University Jewelry Design Classes, 10 a.m. –noon, The New Art Studios, Dallas. June 3, 10, 17, Pilates for All Levels, 10 a.m., MyTown Family Education Center, Bloomsburg, 570-784-7900. June 3, Socrates Café Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m., Fireplace Lounge: Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0883. June 3-25, Healthy Steps in Motion: Seniors Exercise Class, (Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday),10:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Honesdale Senior Center, Honesdale, 570-253-4262. June 5-7, LYFE Women’s Conference, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, 570-586-2400. June 8, Remember D-Day with Ed McMullen, 3 p.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock, 570-996-1500.

of “The Quiet Don,” 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton.

Nature June 1, Lewisburg Guided Kayak Trip, 1 p.m. -5 p.m., West Milton, 570-524-7692. June 1, Peace of the Susquehanna Guided Kayak Trip, 1 p.m. -5 p.m., Watsontown Bridge, Watsontown, 570-524-7692. June 1, Get the Garden Going, 1 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose. June 1, Wild Edibles Walk, 10 a.m. –noon, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570828-2319. June 1, Sunday for Singles Nature Hike, 1 p.m. -3p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 4, Public Bog Walk, 1 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Tannersville, 570-629-3061.

11 a.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 570-403-2006. June 7, Volunteer DayNational Trails Day, 9 a.m. –noon, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 7, Family Fishing, 2 p.m. 4 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 8, Wild Edibles with Nathaniel Whitmore, 1 p.m. -4 p.m., Endless Mountains Nature Center, Tunkhannock, 570-836-3835. June 8, “Water Water Everywhere” Hike, 1 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose June 11, Public Bog Walk, 10 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Tannersville, 570-629-3061. June 11, Kayaking: Levels I & II, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 570-403-2006. June 12, Canoe/Kayak Trip at the Bog, 10 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061.

June 10, John Hopkins: Annie and Will and Dawn McIntyre: Zookeeper, 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m., Wayne County Public Library, 570-253-1220.

June 5, Green Building Tour & Presentation, 6:30 p.m. -8 p.m., Lackawanna College, Scranton, 570-842-1506.

June 15-21, Diversity Student Leadership Camp, Misericordia University, Dallas, 570-674-1483.

June 7, Susquehanna Afloat: A Kayaking Adventure, Keystone College, La Plume, 570-945-8555.

June 22-27, Defender Basketball Camp, Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, 570-585-9322.

June 7, Guided Bird Walk, 8 a.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 570-4032006.

June 14, Kayaking: Level I, 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 570-403-2006.

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June 14, Public Bog Walk, 2 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Tannerville, 570-629-3061.

June 19, Birding at the Thomas Darling Preserve, 7 a.m., Kettle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Bartonsville, 570629-3061.

June 25, Public Bog Walk, 10 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061.

June 14, Wild Edibles Walk, 10 a.m. –noon, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 13-15, Waterfall Photography Weekend, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 15, Family Fishing, 10 a.m. –noon, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 15, Pond Explorers, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 18, Kestrel Field Trip, 8:30 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061. June 18, Public Bog Walk, 10 a.m., Monroe County

June 21, Summer Solstice Celebration, 4 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose. June 20-22, Expedition River Trip, Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 20-21, 2014 BioBlitz, 3 p.m., Austin T. Blakeslee Natural Area, Blakeslee, 570629-3061. June 22, Gardening: Rain Barrels, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570828-2319. June 22, Where in the Watershed Walk #5/Summer Solstice on the Swiftwater, 1 p.m. -4 p.m., Lake Swiftwater Club, Swiftwater. June 23-27, 30-July 4, A Closer Look Day Camp, 9 a.m. –noon, Lackawanna

June 28, Bird Nests and Fledgling, 11 a.m., Monroe County Conservation District, 570-629-3061. June 28, Ecozone Discovery Room, 1 p.m. -4 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570828-2319. June 28, Pro Series: Small Mammals, 6 p.m. -9 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 28, Chasing Wild Trout, 1 p.m. -4 p.m., ForEvergreen Nature Preserve, Stroudsburg. June 29, Dragonflies, Damselflies, and Other Insects, 1 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Montrose. June 29, Public Bog Walk, 1 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061.

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JUNE HAPPENINGS June 29, Summer Canoe Paddle, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 29, Pedal & Paddle Festival, 9 a.m., Prompton State Park, Prompton. 845252-7454.

Kids Corner June 3, 10, 17, 24, Summer Reading Club, 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m., Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 570-7840883. June 1-30, Great 8 Summer Reading Program, Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0883. June 2, 9, 16, 23, Toddler Time, 9:15 a.m., Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0883. June 3, Story and Craft Time, 11 a.m., MyTown Family and Education Center, Bloomsburg, 570-784-7900. June 4, 11, 18, 25, Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m. -10:30 a.m., Bloomsburg Public Library, Bloomsburg, 570-784-0883. June 5, Home School Program: Fishy Topic, 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m., 2 p.m. -4 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061. June 5, Little Wonders: Little Sprouts, 1 p.m. -2:30 p.m., Lackawanna College, Scranton, 570-842-1506.

Fish, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry, 570-828-2319. June 7, Amphibian & Reptile Ramble, 10 a.m. –noon, Monroe County Conservation District, Stroudsburg, 570-629-3061. June 9, MyTown Family Education Center Presents: Little Lotus Yoga, 4 p.m. -4:30 p.m., Columbia Mall, Bloomsburg, 570-784-7900. June 10, Amphibians and Reptiles of the Bog, 1 p.m., Monroe County Conservation District, 570-629-3061. June 13-14, Kids Night at the Museum, 7 p.m. -9 a.m., Wayne County Historical Society, Honesdale, 570-2533240. June 15, Summer at Wilkes Presents Kid’s Film Fest, 3 p.m., Stark Learning Center: Room 101, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, 570-408-4239. June 14, 5th Annual Forever Young Kids’ Fishing Derby, 9 a.m. –noon, Hillside Park, Clarks Summit. June 16, In Search of Summer Fun?, KinderCare Learning Center, Scranton, 570-343-3270. June 16-20, Back Mountain Basketball Camp for Girls, 9 a.m. –noon, Misericordia University’s Anderson Center, Dallas, 570-674-3367. June 23-27, Cougar Field Hockey Camp, Misericordia

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University, Dallas, 570-674-6491. June 23-27, Woodruff Basketball School for Boys, 9 a.m. –noon, Misericordia University’s Anderson Center, Dallas, 570-674-6317. June 23-27, June 30-July 4, A Closer Look Day Camp, 9 a.m. –noon, Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Covington Township, 570-842-1506. June 24, Houdini Museum Magic Show, 1 p.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Library, Scranton, 570-207-0764. June 27, Tea, Tips and Treasures: Summer BBQ Theme, 1 p.m., Wyoming Free Library, 570-693-1364. June 27, Sciencetellers, 11:30 a.m., Nancy Kay Holmes Library, Scranton, 570-2070764. June 28, Sciencetellers, 1:30 p.m., Library Express, Scranton, 570-558-1670. June 28, Just for Kids: Art in the Park with Artist Jan Lokuta, 1 p.m. -3 p.m., Hickory Run State Park Complex, Drums, 570-403-2006. June 28, Children’s Cancer Support Group, 10 a.m. –noon, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, 570-342-8874. June 30-July 4, Cougar Soccer Success Camp, Misericordia University, Dallas, 570-674-6397.

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