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Gourmet Gala Ronald McDonald House of Scranton’s signature fundraiser goes “Under the Big Top!”

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Black & Blue Ball

Learn about tea’s flavors and health benefits, plus how to throw a tea party and tea-themed events!

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Fashion Meets Fundraising

Doors of Northeast PA See who won the Photo Contest, and take a look at 45 doors in the region!

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TEA-riffic Ideas!

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See how to support the mission of Dress for Success at their annual Luncheon.

Casual meets classy at the Muscular Dystrophy Association fundraiser.

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Gardens Galore! Peek inside real regional gardens!

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Mega March Things to do, where to go, everything you need to know!

Go C.A.S.U.A.L Discover how your attire can raise awareness of colon cancer.

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Weddings & Anniversaries Your guide to wedding planning and celebrating milestone anniversaries.

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Business & Finance Get tips and advice from financial experts.

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MAILBAG Dear Happenings, Just read the article on Keith Williams (January 2014, Advocating for Accessibility), head of the Center for Independent Living. Keith deserves the recognition you conferred for all the work he is doing for the disabled community. I recently worked with him in putting together a forum for candidates, who were running for state senator, at which he introduced disabled persons who had issues with state legislation. I really felt he made a difference and enlightened the candidates. Keep up the good work; my wife Janet and I enjoy reading Happenings. –David Wenzel, Scranton Dear Happenings, The February issue is an inspiration and service to this community. The article on John and Marie Monahan (Former NYPD Detective Makes a Case for World Class Care, February 2014) was very moving. I never grow tired of hearing their story and learning what new challenge John has set for himself. –Charlotte Wright, Director of Special Events & External Affairs, Allied Services Dear Happenings, On behalf of the women and young girls in our area, thank you for a great article about cardiac care (Every Age Goes Red for Heart Health, February 2014). You did an excellent job. It took courage at my age to take part, but I am so blessed to have been asked to do it. –Bonnie Maciak, via email Dear Happenings, The February issue is fantastic! Zacharellis Gardens was honored to host the photo shoot for the Go Red for Heart Health Issue. I am thrilled and grateful that you honored our estate to help you focus on such an important issue. The ladies were wonderful to work with, and reading their stories is truly inspiring! The photographer did a super job, and I especially love the On Location Inside Zacharellis Gardens feature! –Tina Plink, owner, Zacharellis Gardens 4

Publisher Managing Editor Art Director Associate Art Director

Paula Rochon Mackarey Barbara Toolan Lisa M. Ragnacci Peter Salerno

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Associate Editor

Erika A. Bruckner

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On the Cover: Carlee Weber and Annaliesa Bradshaw enjoy a tea party in a Luzerne County Garden. Photo: Stan Warunek, Montage Photography Published Monthly. 350,000 copies annually. ©2014 HAPPENINGS MAGAZINE All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any process except with written permission.

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FROM THE ASSOCIATE EDITOR Dear Readers,

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’m a coffee drinker by birth. Milk-diluted coffee has been a beverage of choice since probably elementary school. But in recent years, I’ve been drawn to the “other side” of the hot beverage world... tea. What caused this paradigm shift in my liquid diet foundations? It all started when I was pregnant with my now 2-year-old daughter. Caffeine was out. Health benefits of green tea with honey built a case that even my taste buds couldn’t counter. Read about the many health benefits of tea on page 24.

The taste started to grow on me. And now, one of my favorite morning activities is responding to a tea party invitation from a certain 2-year-old girl. It’s more like a “tea picnic,” complete with a polka-dot blanket instead of crisp white linen and pink plastic instead of fine china, but what it lacks in fancy, it more than makes up for in company. And those are the moments I try to consciously freeze in my memory as my daughter and I sip on pretend tea alongside the plastic muffin flavor of the day.

And then, there’s “Downton.” Ahhh, who couldn’t resist an authentic English tea at Downton Abby? The much-loved TV drama on WVIA, the regional PBS affiliate, has captured my heart on a level even much deeper than my love of coffee. It’s the first show I’ve actually been excited to watch in over a decade. The show has the same romance, playfulness and formality that a traditional tea party exudes. And I’m not alone in my “Downton” obsession. Fans of the show weigh in on the series (page 46), and a London-born Northeast PA resident shares how to make your next tea party good enough to measure up to the standards of the Dowager Countess (page 20). Tea seems like a steady tradition from a past time and simpler world, a relaxing anchor in today’s busy bustle. Not convinced yet? Maybe you just haven’t found the perfect tea to fit your taste buds. Check out the flavor guide on page 21. I hope you find your personal “cup of tea” in one of the many features in this issue.

But even more than flavor and health, I think the draw of tea lies in the lore surrounding the beverage. Coffee exclaims, “Work hard! Play hard!” Tea beckons,” Sit a spell for sophisticated relaxation.” Take a glance at the tea party scene depicted on the front cover. Elegance. Playfulness with a touch of importance and formality. Perfect lush settings like this stunning garden (read more on page 122). Like Annalisa and Carlee on the front cover (read their story on pages 8 and 16) tea time is fit for beautiful girls as well as distinguished gentlemen and proper ladies! Local establishments are steeping tea to brew some good manners and love of learning for little girls (read more on page 25). You can also find fantastic ideas for planning a teathemed birthday party (page 22)!

Cheers,

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Irish American Heritage Month Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Employee Spirit Month National Women’s History Month National Nutrition Month

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Spring Bridal Show,St. Luke’s Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. 1-4 p.m. 888-802-2348, ext. 855

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Rock of Ages, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 800-745-3000.

Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Assoc. Maple Weekend, throughout Bradford & Susquehanna Cos. 965-2679. (through Sunday)

Strong Feet for Strong H.A.N.D.S. 5K Run/Walk, Roslund Elementary School, Tunkhannock. 8 a.m. 836-2350.


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On the House

Bradshaw Family’s Ronald McDonald House Experience

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Open Doors When Bradshaw was a boy, he stayed in the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House with his family. He started volunteering at the Scranton House, and eventually took a job there in 2000. A decade later, he found himself staying in the House– as a guest. “When my wife gave birth to our twins we had some very serious complications that resulted in her and our twins needing critical care,” he explains. While his wife and the babies received medical care for a breathing condition and a heart complication at Moses Taylor Hospital, Bradshaw 8

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nnaliesa Bradshaw is an energetic and sweet little girl who represents the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton on this issue’s cover. She’s had special insight into the House; her dad, Richard Bradshaw, is executive director. “I’ve always included my children into the mission of the work of the Ronald McDonald House, and she loves to visit and be a part of our family friendly events,” says Bradshaw. “She would love to accompany me every day as I leave for work!”

MEET ANNALIESA BRADSHAW Loves: Tea parties, ballet, drawing School: Kindergarten student in Scranton Family: Dad Richard, Mom Stephanie, Siblings: Jonathan, Rachel, Joel and Noah Resides: Scranton Favorite Book: “The Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss Favorite Movie: “Tangled” Favorite Food: Cake Dream Job: Teacher and Mommy

and his children, including Annaliesa, remained close to them by staying at the House. “Both of the boys are now completely healed, and they are doing magnificently,” he reports. HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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Feast Under the Big Top

Ronald McDonald House’s Gourmet Gala ome one! Come all! Come to a feast of local foods Under the Big Top at the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton’s Gourmet Gala! On April 6, Genetti Manor in Dickson City will turn into a circus with décor design by John Mackey and Joe Nish. “It’s the premier experience of culinary excellence of our region,” explains Executive Director Rich Bradshaw.

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Gourmet Gala boasts foods from a collection of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers. It features appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages. “It’s a great place to relax, wander and

have a good time. It is a night for tasting and mingling with old and new friends,” says Bradshaw. In addition to support from the event’s attendees, Bradshaw’s favorite part of the Gala is seeing how people are mesmerized by the transformation of Genetti Manor to fit the year’s theme. While this year’s event will bring the same great food and decorations, the layout has been changed for easier navigation. There will be several unique entertainers. All of the Gala’s proceeds stay in Northeast PA and benefit the core programs of the Ronald McDonald House.

Unique Perspective Bradshaw hears all the time from guests, “We don’t know what we would have done without the Ronald McDonald House.” And this executive director has a first-hand understanding of what they mean. “I have a chance, in a very intimate setting, to offer whatever is needed to help someone who is struggling with the medical condition of his or her child,” he explains. “I have unique perspective as a child who has stayed, an employee, and now as a parent, to offer assistance in helping families stay together and find strength in a place they can call home.”

“We enhance our mission of providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill children and by establishing and managing Family Room programs in area hospitals that provide a comfortable, nurturing environment,” explains Bradshaw. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased online. Because of events like the Gourmet Gala, the Ronald McDonald House is able to provide thousands of local and distanced families a place of support, care and rest while their children are receiving life-saving and necessary critical care. Visit www.RMHScranton.org –Nicole Krempasky

“We don’t know what we would have done without the Ronald McDonald House.”

Ronald McDonald House services are available free of charge to families with a child receiving critical care in an area medical facility. The Ronald McDonald House of Scranton has served over 10,000 families of critically ill and injured children through its core programs. –Erika Bruckner L-R: Stephanie, Joel, Rachel, Annaliesa, Richard, Noah & Jonathan March 2014

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HOUSE OF HELP

PA F F FA M I LY F I N D S R E L I E F AT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE or Dawn Paff, the Ronald McDonald House has been the definition of “life-saving.” For the past five years, Paff and her son, Jake, have been able to live as comfortably as possible while making monthly trips to Hershey Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. “They always have a homecooked meal and entertainment for Jake. They offer all the amenities as if we were staying home,” explains Paff.

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Jake was born with a genetic disorder called Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy, or FEVR for short. He was born with an abnormal x gene, which causes blindness. He also suffers from severe speech apraxia. As of last July, Jake lost all vision in his right eye. “He’s had around five laser eye surgeries. He’s also had multiple MRIs, and everything is under anesthesia.” He also sees physical therapists, occupational therapists and endocrinologists and gets new glasses every six months.

The family’s first experience with the Ronald McDonald House came when Jake was just eight weeks old. He underwent open-heart surgery to repair a vascular ring. It wasn’t necessarily perfect from the start, though. “The first time I ever used

Jake Paff

Ronald McDonald House, I thought ‘this place isn’t for me,’” she admits. Once she figured out the costs of hotels, hospital stays and other expenses such as food, Paff realized she really needed their services. “I felt uncomfortDawn and

able being around people who were going through things possibly different from us,” she explains. She quickly learned that privacy wasn’t an issue. While there are common play areas for the children and common living room-type areas, the Ronald McDonald House offers private rooms for families with their own private restrooms. “You’re able to do what you have to do. They relieve your everyday stress so you can focus on your family,” explains Paff. Paff and Jake, of Taylor, stay in Ronald McDonald House in Hershey every month for three to five days, and once every six months in Philadelphia. While the convenience offered by the Ronald McDonald House is priceless, it’s the support they offer that means the most to Paff and Jake. “You don’t feel like you’re imposing on anyone, and no one is imposing on your life. We check in and go about our business. It’s never a hassle. Having a place like this helps you cope better and focus on your child.” –Nicole Krempasky

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Meet the Chairs Ronald McDonald House Gourmet Gala

Carole Rosencrance A lifelong resident of the Abingtons, this mom of three and grandmother of four is chairing the Gourmet Gala for the first time. Married to husband Joe for 47 years, Ronsencrance first became involved with the Gala through co-chair Elaine Shepard. “You cannot be friends with Elaine without learning the value of serving the community,.” says Rosencrance. Her first position was as Gala Hostess. When she’s not helping to prepare the Gourmet Gala, she serves as the office administrator for Coldwell Banker Town and Country Properties Real Estate Agency, where she enjoys keeping the agents and office organized. Elaine Shepard Elaine Shepard has been with the Gourmet Gala for 27 years, serving as the hostess at the first ever Gala. She has since chaired the Gala three times. A mom of three and grandmother of six, Elaine makes her home in Clarks Summit. She has been a realtor with Classic Properties since 1986. Michele Margotta Neary A first year Event Chair, this Public Relations Director and Media Planner for United Gilsonite Laboratories has been involved with the Gourmet Gala for 15 years. Making her home in Covington Township with her husband Michael Sean Neary, Neary is passionate about organizations that help the elderly and children. 12

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arlee arrived at the photo shoot for this issue’s cover donning a gorgeous blue dress and the perfect smile. The photo shoot directors never had to remind her to show a wider smile; her grin is as authentic and beautiful as they come. During the shoot, she made friends with the younger children and was sweet to help them discover things in the garden. Carlee’s mom and dad say this is just typical Carlee. “Carlee is as sweet as they get. She is always a happy soul, who is very driven and compassionate towards others,” describes her dad, Mike Weber. “She is extremely thoughtful, kind and funny– a ray of sunshine who lights up a room with her smile and optimism,” her mom, Nicole Lucas, chimes in.

“I am no different from anyone else.”

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Carlee was born in 2002. Her mother first noticed 1-year-old Carlee had trouble standing from a sitting position, and walking was never easy for her. Lucas prompted doctors to do further testing. With the help of Carlee’s Uncle Carl, a pediatric neurologist, she was diagnosed with SMA HappeningsMagazinePA.com

one month before her second birthday. “Complete devastation.” “Total heartbreak,” her parents describe their reaction to the news. “I decided that she would have all the opportunities any child would have,” says Lucas. “Her goals may just need to March 2014


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be achieved a little differently than others.” Carlee was able to walk independently for about six months. By age 4, she became dependent on her wheelchair. “The most difficult thing from my perspective is hearing her talk about the things she isn’t able to do such as dance, go on hikes and go to sleep overs at friend’s houses,” admits Webber. But he is encouraged by his findings in medical journals on research and clinical trial results for her condition. To Carlee, the wheelchair and extra challenges are no big deal. She’s even personalized her chair to reflect her bright style and personality. “It is fluorescent

orange and pearl pink,” she explains. “I chose these colors because they are bright and cheerful. And it goes pretty fast.” A typical preteen, she admits her favorite part of the photo shoot was being able to get dressed up. She was chosen to bring attention to the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Black and Blue Ball on this cover shoot because of her radiant personality and her experience with past MDA events. She has attended the ball, Ride for Life, Muscle Walk and Stride and Ride. She was interviewed on local

television and served as a MDA Goodwill Ambassador. She loved attending MDA Camp because she got, “the feeling of being the same as everyone else.” There, she got to experience a talent show, bonfire, dance and ice cream social. “I loved making new friends that are more like me,” she admits. She wishes others understood, “Although it may seem bad sometimes, the disease doesn’t affect our spirit.” –Erika Bruckner

MEET CARLEE Loves: Swimming, art, playing the clarinet, shopping School : 6th grade student at Lycoming Valley Intermediate School Age: 12 on March 14 Family: Dad Mike Weber, Mom Nicole Lucas, Stepdad Keith Lucas, Brother Chase Weber, Stepsister Morgan Lucas Resides: Williamsport Favorite Book: “Tuck Everlasting” Favorite Movie: “Frozen” Favorite Food: Strawberries Dream Job: Marine Biologist Wish: To Live on the Beach What She Wishes Others Knew: “I am no different from anyone else.”

ABOVE RIGHT: Seated: Carlee Weber; Standing: Morgan Lucas, Keith Lucas, Nicole Lucas & Chase Webe BELOW RIGHT: Mike, Carlee and Chase Weber

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Denim and Diamonds MDA’s Black and Blue Ball

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n Friday, April 25, guests wearing everything from denim and diamonds to lace and leather will head to The Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in WilkesBarre. It’s not Bike Week; it’s the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Black and Blue Ball. Now in its 14th year, Ball attendees are encouraged to rock their best looks from biker chic to polished panache. WNEP’s Don Jacobs will emcee the evening, which kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction using Bidpal. Other speakers include Wings of Life Recipient Lisa Gilchrist and honoree Dr. Michael Wolk. Over 500 attendees will enjoy a premium bar with appetizers, dinner featuring a sushi station, surf and turf entrée and dessert. Into the Spin will keep the party moving with a selection of pop, rock and soul. What is a great party without an even better cause to inspire it? The Black and Blue Ball benefits the MDA, a voluntary health agency working to defeat 43 neuromuscular diseases, including ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. They have led the field in research

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since the 1950s and are moving full-speed ahead toward a cure. Nicole Jorgensen, director of business development, notes, “Funds raised by the Black and Blue Ball provide help and hope to children and adults affected by neuromuscular diseases.” Proceeds fund research, group support sessions, physical, occupational, respiratory and speech therapy consultations, diagnostic work-ups and durable medical goods. It also enables kids who have neuromuscular diseases to go to camp.

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Tickets are $175 per person. Table sponsorships of 10 or more guests include signage and logo placement at the event. Over the course of the evening, Ball attendees will bid on 80 packages in the silent auction, feel adrenaline surge during the live auction, raise a glass to hope in the Tower of Cheer raffle and play classic favorites such as the wheel spin and the balloon pop. Special overnight rates at Mohegan Sun are available. Visit www.mdanepa.com -Kieran O’Brien Kern

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Lisa Gilchrist Wings of Life Recipient – Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Black & Blue Ball

isa Gilchrist started at MDA Lapproached when Ball Chairman Joe Gentile her and her husband

Chris to become involved. It made her appreciate what she had in her three healthy daughters, Alanna, Julia and Martina. This former RN makes taking care of her family her number one priority, but helping kids who have neuromuscular diseases to live their best life is high on her priority list. “It feels good to know I’m helping kids who need it, and it really hits home at the Black and Blue Ball when we see videos of how the funds we raise improve the children’s lives and how it benefits the research,” she says. She feels privileged to be a part of such a worthwhile organization. “Everyone on the committee works so hard for MDA and puts their hearts into making great things happen for MDA.”

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How to Enjoy an Authentic English Tea

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aul Epsom of Greystone Gardens English Garden Center in Clarks Summit was born in London, “a stone’s throw away from London Zoo.” He enjoyed plenty of tea times before he and his wife moved across the pond to Northeast PA 26 years ago. He shares how to have an authentic British tea, here in the Keystone State. Where: Serve formal tea in the living room. Service: Use fine China. Bone China is preferred as it is delicate and light but strong. The formal setting would have special porcelain for cream, jams, strainer holder and tea plates, with corresponding silverware to match. When: Serve afternoon tea between 3 and 5:30 p.m. There are many times for eating… breakfast, elevenses, lunch (which could be a light meal called a luncheon or more substantial meal), then teatime and evening dinner, followed by supper later in the evening. High tea is more of a savory meal; if supper was late, 20

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then a high tea might keep you fortified until late. Foods: Afternoon tea is served with biscuits (cookies) and an assortment of cakes and finger sandwiches, cucumber and cress being very traditional. Cream teas are served with scones and the fabulous Devonshire clotted cream and a choice of jams. Dainty finger food works well; so do elaborate fruitcakes. A mixture of savory and sweet treats is always welcome. Drinks: Typically, the host will choose one pot of tea to serve, likely Darjeeling or Earl Grey. (Stronger teas such as English Breakfast or Yorkshire tea are for earlier in the day.) Most true Englishmen would take a splash of cream with their tea, but lemon and honey can also be used. Preparation: Brew whole-leaf tea in a teapot. Use a teaspoon of tea for each serving and one for the pot. The pot must be pre-heated. Add tea leaves. Bring freshly drawn water to a boil, and pour immediately onto the tea. Loose tea must steep HappeningsMagazinePA.com

for five minutes (if you use tea bags, steep for three minutes); over-steeped tea tastes bitter. Tea should then be poured into the cups. Whether cream is poured into the cup first is a matter of much debate. Etiquette: No slurping! Teatime is a good time to chat, so some restraint should be shown in the vigor applied to consumption. Small sips and little nibbles are the order of the day. Truth About the Pinky! Holding one’s pinky out while drinking tea is really something from the past. Originally, tea was served in a small China cup with no handle, and the little finger was extended to act as a counter balance. The custom persisted in upper classes or those aspiring to better themselves! It is now seen as a form of mockery if you do it! -Erika A. Bruckner March 2014


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My Cup of Tea How to Choose a Tea to Fit Your Taste

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arla Tremsky, food and beverage director at Cocoon Coffee House in Hawley, says, ”All tea plants belong to the same species, a plant called Camellia Sinensis. Varying climates, soils and growing conditions combined in different ways create a plethora of distinctive leaves. The processing of these leaves is responsible for the individual characteristics of each tea.” She provides this quick guide, so you can find the variety and flavor of tea that suits you best! Tea & Taste Guide White - White tea is the purest and least processed of all teas. It brews a light color and flavor; easy drinking and mild. Green - One of the most popular types of tea. Some loose green teas are scented with flowers or mixed with fruits to create scented or flavored teas. Black - Black tea is fully fermented (dried and oxidized) with full body and strong flavor. Oolong - Oolong tea is full-bodied with a flavorful fragrance and sweet aroma. Rooibos/Red - The caffeinefree tea is sweet and delicious served hot or iced, not a true “tea” since it’s made from a different plant. March 2014

PU-erh – An aged fermented tea, known as “the dieters tea,” it possesses great digestive properties. Herbal - Not a true “tea,” since it does not contain any leaves from the Camellia plant; sometimes referred to as a tisane; usually fruit forward, floral and aromatic. Earl Grey - aromatic bergamot, rich flavor. Chamomile – Mild, light, soothing qualities. Darjeeling - Floral, sweet and lingering finish. Chai - A spicy combination of cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves and vanilla Irish Breakfast – A strong, robust black tea blend. Teas at Cocoon Cocoon exclusively features Mighty Leaf Tea, offering up to 15 different teas at any given time. The three top-selling teas at Cocoon are… 1. Organic African Nectar (rooibos tea with tropical notes of mango, vanilla and blossoms) 2. Chamomile Citrus (vibrant and sweet herbal tea) 3. Earl Grey (full-flavored black tea with a twist of citrus bergamot).

A favorite amongst the Cocoon team is Orange Dulce, a black tea with notes of orange, vanilla and jasmine. While some people say a loose tea yields a better concentration and different taste from typical bagged tea, Tremsky says,

“We believe our bagged teas are of such a premium quality that the preference is truly personal.” For teas to brew at home, take a quick walk to the Mill Market, next to the coffee house, for a selection of loose and bagged teas like Harney & Sons, Mighty Leaf and Choice Organic. Visit www.CocoonCoffee House.com or call 570-226-6130. -Erika A. Bruckner


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10 Steps to Hosting a Tea-Riffic Birthday Party!

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arty Planner Jennifer Keating, with Royally Fun and Sparkling Tiara’s, helps create memorable children’s birthday parties. To each party, she brings entertainment, games, prizes, a birthday gift and an interactive story, music or karaoke, all centered around a theme of choice. She shares some tips for planning a tea party themed birthday.

proper table manners. Upon sitting, unfold the napkin and properly place it on lap. Avoid reaching across the table. Remove gloves. Once the napkins and tableware are used, refrain from putting them back on the table. A napkin stays on the chair, and the fork or knife remains on the plate.

1. Start with a Theme:

Select a type of tea party that best suits your child’s interests. Examples: Mad Hatter, Fairy Tale, Princess Tea or Teddy Bear Tea.

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Send Invitations: Buy fancy versions or create your own teapot-theme invitation. If your child requests a specific party, such as a teddy bear tea party, encourage guests to bring his or her favorite teddy bear to share in the celebration.

3. Set the Stage: Arrange

fresh flowers in a teapot as a centerpiece. Set the table with a white formal tablecloth complete with fancy China, a place card for each child and proper tableware. To add a special touch, use a teacup and saucer that goes along with your theme. Balloons and streamers are always a hit. If it’s a teddy bear tea party, also reserve a space for the teddy bears to sit.

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songs are also a hit with children. Remember to include songs that encourage the guests to participate such as the Hokey Pokey.

9. Plan Activities: Games can

include Pass the Teapot (similar to hot potato) or themed Bingo. Activities might include a puppet show prior to having the tea. The puppets can demonstrate how to properly have a tea party. Stories incorporating the theme are always an option. Older guests would probably enjoy making their own napkin rings.

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Serve Tea (of course!): Consider serving green tea, fruit tea or herbal tea. Also serve iced tea and lemonade for children who won’t like tea. Always check on allergies before the start of the party.

6. Have a Creative Menu:

Use a cookie cutter to create a finger sandwiches that fits your theme. Serve fruits, jellies and themed cookies and cake. Allow each guest to decorate her own teacup cookie.

7. Design Party Favors:

Fill teacups with items that incorporate your theme, such as candy, rings, jewelry and play make-up.

8. Play Music: Create a

playlist with songs that include the word “tea,” or the party theme. Personalized HappeningsMagazinePA.com

Guests can create a themed picture frame using craft sticks or foam. Take a photo of each guest at the party, and then mail the print in the thank-you cards. You can also trace a teapot on cardstock, and allow guests to decorate the teapot using craft materials. To turn a tea party into a Princess Tea Party, ask guests to arrive at the party in princess attire. The butler (a father, brother or grandfather) will escort each girl to her seat, which will be a cushioned princess seat. A real princess will arrive to teach the girls proper etiquette. Preceding the tea, the girls will attend a ball, complete with music and dancing. Keating recommends parents contact her for party planning at least two weeks before their child’s birthday. Call 570-6042776, or follow Royally Fun and Sparkling Tiara’s on Facebook. March 2014


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Desserts to Serve at a Tea Party!

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hether it’s tea for two or tea for 20, tea parties aren’t complete without yummy sweet treats. Truly Scrumptious in Kingston, who provided the cupcakes featured on the front cover of this issue, offers finger-food desserts perfect for a tea with a group of friends. Cookies, scones and mini cupcakes from Truly Scrumptious can give guests just the right amount of sweetness as they sip their tea. The shop also offers brownies, homemade marshmallows, truffles, chocolate-dipped pretzels, bark and fresh fruit with chocolate dip, to cater to a more elaborate affair. Owner Cathy Reppert typically recommends ordering enough small desserts to serve four to six treats per guest. Cupcakes can be ordered by the

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dozen per flavor; all cake flavors are available in cupcake size, and all treats must be ordered in advance.

it’s a traditional tea or another group celebration, Reppert recommends serving treats on tiered platters or silver trays. “Try to mix colors and textures of the food on the platters, and make the presentation visually interesting,” she says. Also, make sure the display table size is appropriate for the number of platters and serving pieces you plan to use. Above all, “Choose the treats that you enjoy,” advises Reppert. They don’t have to be part of a traditional British tea to be served at your party! Visit www.EatCakeFirst.com or call 570-283-2253. -Erika A. Bruckner

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Drink to Your Health!

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an tea be one trick to healthy aging? Kelly Baker says it can! The manager and store buyer at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit explains, “In general, teas are very high in antioxidants. As we age, our bodies tend to release more and more oxidants or ‘free radicals,’ those pesky molecules that take energy away from our cells and damage their DNA, which in turn slows down our bodies. By drinking tea, we increase our bodies’ ability to find and get rid of free radicals, which ultimately helps keep us healthy as we age!” Of the 20 different brands of tea and over 250 individual varieties, the shop has teas to provide a variety of health benefits. With all the choices available, Baker advises, “When choosing your tea, keep in mind which ailment you are attempting to alleviate. You don’t want to steep a cup of chamomile when you wake up; save that for bed-

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Bodily Benefits of Tea time!” She shares the following helpful information on teas for your health! Guide to Health Benefits of Major Tea Varieties White – Since white tea contains less caffeine than green or black teas, its antioxidant levels are even higher, making it an excellent cancer-fighter. Green – A natural metabolism booster means green tea can promote weight loss, heart health and help control cholesterol. Black – Expands arteries and increases blood flow; helps lower glucose levels. Oolong – Aids in stress management, due to its high levels of the amino acid L-Theanine. Roobios/Red – Even though this tea is naturally caffeine free, it helps boost energy while decreasing stress levels. Pu-erh – Use this tea to improve circulation, remove toxins from the blood and for minor pain relief.

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Tisanes/Herbal – Herbal teas are a delicious way to increase one’s fluid intake; there are literally thousands of combinations to choose from! Chai – Aids in digestion while fighting flu-like -Erika A. Bruckner symptoms. -Erika is a firm believer in Traditional Medicinals “Mother’s Milk Tea” for nursing moms, available at Everything Natural.

Choose this tea for… (All are available at Everything Natural in Clarks Summit) Soothing and relaxing: Chamomile Tea by Traditional Medicinals Relieving heartburn and nausea: Mighty Mint by Celestial Seasonings Balancing hormones in women: Raspberry Leaf by Traditional Medicinals Promoting urine production/Diuretic: Dandelion by Celebration Herbals Relieving constipation: Smooth Move by Traditional Medicinals

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SPECIAL EVENTS FOR YOUNG GIRLS

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hemed tea parties will welcome kindergarten-age children at Wyoming Free Library! Starting March 22 at 1 p.m. Clerk Lindsay Rysz has planned a series of teas with different themes, including Bunny Picnic, Pajama Party and Jungle Party. “Young girls like to feel special and pretty. Having a tea and dressing up lets them do it,” says Rysz. The workshop also lets them use their imagination, be creative and learn at the

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same time.” The program will have two parts. The first is a tea with a treat, which lets young girls dress up and pretend. The second part is workshop to teach them how care for their dolls or stuffed animals. They will learn things like how to clean their doll or stuffed animal, how to do their hair and more. To register for the free program, call the Library at least one week prior. Visit www.WyomingFreeLibrary.org or call 570-693-1364. -Erika A. Bruckner

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SOS to the Rescue Walk-In Care for Bone and Muscle Injuries

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ccidents happen. But depending on the injury, a rush to the emergency room is not always needed. When it comes to broken bones, sprained ankles or joint or muscle issues, the Injury Treatment Center at Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists can evaluate and treat orthopedic injuries. Injury Center Now in its fifth year, the

Physicians of Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists JC. CHAD GHIGIARELLI, M.D. ALAN P. GILLICK, M.D. EUGENE P. GRADY, M.D. CHRISTOPHER P. HENDERSON, M.D. JACK HENZES, M.D. P. CHRISTOPHER METZGER, M.D. JOHN T. RICH, M.D. CHRISTOPHER A. SAMUJH, M.D. HARRY W. SCHMALTZ, M.D. TIMOTHY J. SIEBECKER, D.P.M. MICHAEL R. TRACY, M.D. 26

Injury Center sees approximately 100 walk-in patients each week. No appointment is needed. “The goal behind the center is to treat folks in the most appropriate setting and not clog up emergency rooms,” says Stephanie Bewick, SOS practice administrator. “Having an urgent care center specifically for orthopedic injuries eliminates people going to the ER and being referred to an orthopedic specialist,” adds Bewick. The Center is unique in the region and has seen patients from as far as New York. Patients can expect to be in and out within an hour, unless there are complications from the injury. SOS Injury Center accepts most major insurances. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 334 Main Street, Dickson City. Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists In 1999, two regional orthopedic practices merged into one, creating Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists and bringing subspecialty care to one location. Previously, genHappeningsMagazinePA.com

eral orthopedists would refer patients to specialists for specific body areas, such as shoulder, knee or hand care, often referring Northeast PA residents to doctors in New York or Philadelphia. In 2007, SOS moved to its current 40,000square-foot space. The 110 healthcare professionals, plus 11 orthopedic surgeons and specialists, have expertise in hip replacement procedures, ACL surgery, knee, foot, back, spine and shoulder surgery, hand pain, herniated disks and arthritis and orthopedic physical therapy. SOS’ facilities also include physical and occupational therapy and prosthetic and orthotic services.

Patient Satisfaction SOS recently conducted a third-party independent survey of nearly 500 patients. The practice received overall ratings of 95 percent and above for satisfaction and quality of medical care. Full survey results can be found online. Visit www.ScrantonOrtho.com or call 570-307-1767. –Julie Korponai March 2014


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CASUAL DAY – A Legacy Lives On “Our mother made it a mission to teach her children the importance of helping others; her spirit lives on through CASUAL Day,” says Maura Phillips Staback. Helen Phillips, was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in February 2002. Less than six months later the cancer took her life. Shortly after her passing, her still grieving family approached the Cancer Institute. “Her life’s work was helping others, so my sister and I wanted to carry on her life’s work by continuing to help others. We also wanted to start an awareness campaign that might spare others from a similar tragedy,” says Mike Moran, Phillips’ son. CASUAL (Colon Cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives) Day was first held in March 2003. The day was designed to make the community aware of Colon Cancer’s possible threat and to promote colorectal cancer screening– a preventative act that might have saved Helen’s life. Colon cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers in Northeast PA with incidence rates 10 percent higher and mortality rates 5 percent above the U.S. average. Statistics from the National Cancer Institute say that early detection of colorectal cancer may lead to a complete cure. continued on page 30

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ynn Frisbie (41) of Peckville did not always take the idea of colon cancer seriously. Her husband Keith on the other hand did. “I don’t want to say he was nagging,” says Frisbie while laughing. Keith insisted that she get tested due to the history of the cancer in her family. Her mother had colon cancer, and two of her uncles had polyps. Frisbie’s doctor strongly suggested that her family all get tested around the age of 30. Until five years ago, she was the only one that had not yet taken this advice. She was tested in 2008 at the age of 35 and diagnosed with colon cancer. continued on page 30

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(C ontinued from Page 28) For over ten years, The Cancer Institute has been working to raise awareness. Screening can help identify and remove precancerous lesions (polyps). The organization has also acted by educating the community through the Healthy Choices community education programs. Samel Lesko, medical director for the Cancer Institute, attributes behavioral factors such as diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking and being overweight to the increased risk in Northeastern PA. Education programs were designed to help and inform individuals so that they can beat the statistics.

“I did not ever let myself think anything bad about it,” says Frisbie. Miraculously her polyps were contained so the surgery was simple. It lasted four hours with a seven day recovery. After having 18 inches of her large intestine removed, Frisbie was not allowed to eat anything for two days. The healing process meant she had to stay in the hospital. “My husband was there with me every day,” continues Frisbie, “and my family was very supportive; they sat with me through the surgery.”

The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute’s 11th annual CASUAL Day will be Thursday, March 27. Individuals or businesses interested in being part of the day can do so by selecting a Team Captain. Captains will order and distribute t-shirts and pins. Each of these items should be used as friendly conversational pieces, an easy way to discuss things that really matter. The closing event will take place the evening of CASUAL Day at Montage Mountain’s Slocum Hollow Bar and Restaurant from 5 to 7 p.m. Visit www.CancerNEPA.org or call 1-800424-6724. –April Dakoske

Fairly vocal about her colon cancer, Frisbie is not ashamed or shy about what she endured. She has actively participated in CASUAL DAY, held by the Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, and volunteered as team captain for this event since 2008. This year she was asked to be their keynote speaker. She plans to tell her story and encourage others to do as she did. “If your doctor recommends you get tested, don’t blow it off just because you don’t think it’s important. It might be too late. If there is any reason for you to be checked, please do it,” says Frisbie. She will be speaking the evening of March 27 at Montage Mountain’s Slocum Hollow Bar and Restaurant. –April Dakoske

Frisbie considers her cancer a speed bump she had to get over. She is still required to go for routine checkups and a colonoscopy every year, but she is thankful that thus far nothing new has shown up.

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The March 1997 issue featured White House Correspondent for CNN, Jill Dougherty, and her Central Scranton High School Teacher, Michael Peregrim.


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HITTING THE GROUND RUNNING

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cranton’s first-ever 13.1-mile half marathon will be April 6. This date is half-way to the Steamtown Marathon, held in fall. The race will begin and end at Scranton Memorial Stadium. The adult race starts at 9 a.m., and a free children’s run for ages 5 to 10 starts at 9:30 a.m. “The idea first came about when the City of Scranton started the free running program ‘Run Around Scranton’ in January 2013,” says Owen Worozbyt, director of community outreach of the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. “With the tremendous success and support of the monthly free runs, former Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty and Matt Byrne of Scranton Running Company decided to build on the idea of doing a longer run.” Thus, the Scranton Half was born.

On Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5, there will be a race expo at the Ice Box Sports Complex in Scranton. Runners will pick up their registration packets and can visit vendors. The expo will run Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A pasta party will follow on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Electric City Trolley Museum.

or three spectators), there is a great need and a variety of opportunities for volunteers. “We estimate that we will need hundreds of volunteers to help out throughout the day,” says Worozbyt. Currently there are runners registered from 22 states from Maine to Florida and as far west as Arizona. Runners can win a total of $3,000 to be awarded to overall male and female winners from first to fifth place. Every runner will receive a Scranton Half finisher’s medal. The race is open to the first 2,500 runners. Visit www.ScrantonHalf.com -Linda Scott

RACE ROUTE: LACKAWANNA HERITAGE TRAIL Part of the race route is along the CNJ Extension, a Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority trail. Its starting point is near the South Side Shopping Center, and it creates a four-mile connection from Olive Street south past trailheads at 7th Ave, Broadway and Elm Street to Keyser Creek in Taylor. The trail offers scenic views of the Lackawanna River and wildlife.

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Luck of the Irish! Celebrate the Irish Way with Local Parades!

WILKES-BARRE Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. Floats, bands and special guests will appear. Those who wish to sponsor a float, participate in or make a donation to the parade can find more online. www.Wilkes-Barre.pa.us/StPats.php. SCRANTON Saturday, March 15 11:45 a.m. The second largest parade in the country is back again! Parade day begins with a Mass at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton at 10 a.m. The Brian P. Kelly Memorial race begins at 11 a.m. Parade festivities begin at 11:45 a.m. The parade steps off from the corners of Mulberry St. and Wyoming Ave. www.StPatParade.com EAST STROUDSBURG Sunday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m. The St. Patrick's Day Parade is celebrating its 37th year. The parade will begin in the borough of Stroudsburg and end in East Stroudsburg. It is organized and produced by the Pocono Irish American Club, and it has evolved to become a great and exciting event in the Stroudsburg area. www.PoconoIrishParade.org

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Sesame Street Live "ELMO MAKES MUSIC" March 7-9 Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre Listen, watch, and be amazed. Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and all their Sesame Street friends star in a family-friendly show. This performance tells a musical dilemma that only creative minds can solve. Children of all ages will learn that anybody can create music and have fun doing it. www.TicketMaster.com 800-745-3000.

Spring Bridal Show March 23 • 1-4 p.m. Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony Brides to be can gather information on catering, floral arrangements, entertainment and more. Chefs will prepare an assortment of fabulous foods while a Split Rock staff butler passes many hors d’oeuvres. Couples can enjoy cake samples, centerpiece ideas, makeovers and a prize giveaway. www.SplitRockResort.com.

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Rock of Ages March 28-29 Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton Classic tunes from the ‘80s accompany a timeless tale starring Tony Award nominee and “American Idol” alum Constantine Maroulis. This story is as much about small town love as it is about big dreams. www.ScrantonCulturalCenter.org 570-346-7369.

Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Maple Weekend March 22-23 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Throughout Bradford & Susquehanna Counties Take a self-guided tour of local maple syrup producers for demonstrations and tastings. At 38

March 26 • 8 p.m. State Theater, Easton With romantic jazz and pop pieces he has dazzled audiences across the world. Johnny Mathis was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame twice and still enjoys putting on a good show. He will perform many of his beloved songs including “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say” and “Misty.” www.StateTheatre.org

Loch's Maple Syrup Operation and Loch's Fiber Mill visitors will also be able to witness demonstrations such as blacksmithing, broom making, old-fashioned lye soap making, weaving, spinning and more. 570-965-2679. www.endlessmountains.org

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Parties Fit for Royalty Special Events for Children at the Radisson

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ated around a kid-centered theme. A historic setting fit for royalty. The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton is the perfect setting for princess-themed tea parties! The hotel partners with Be Our Guest Professional Party and Event Planning to present children’s parties at the historic hotel, which was once the region’s grand train station.

Radisson is a very sought after location for any event, and having a children's event in this space really makes the day very special. These events create lifetime memories for both the children and their families, and the Grand Atrium Lobby of the Radisson Hotel will always bring the memory of the day back to them.” Kids (and parents!) enjoy the familyfriendly large group setting, and guests are encouraged to arrive in costume.

Upcoming Party Details Dates: March 8 & March 29 Cost: $50 for adult and child (additional children $35; additional adults $20) Reservations: 570-371-5030 www.BeOurGuestEvents.com

Party for All Each party boasts a different theme; the girls’ princess parties, which include makeup stations, are a dream for little girls. While other party themes include pirates, superheroes and American Girl, all guests who enter the Radisson are treated like kings and queens. “The hotel’s breathtaking views and courteous staff make every family feel like royalty for the afternoon,” explains Radisson Sales Manager Mauri Anderson.

Creative Touches Each party includes a buffet, arts and crafts and pictures, plus other activities related to the theme. For the Snow White party, kids got to experience the Seven Dwarfs Mine. Horse and carriage rides, limo rides and a snowfall inside the lobby are some other special touches seen at past parties. “We try to get as creative as we can and look for very fun ways to make the day special,” says Belcher. -Erika A. Bruckner

A Special Setting Amy Hlavaty Belcher, event coordinator with Be Our Guest, says, “The lobby of the

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EnlightenMeExpo.com Where Education Enlivens Enlightenment! March 22 • 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Enjoy holistic celebrations. Explore a deeper aspect of life, metaphysical philosophies and holistic lifestyles. Vendors, readers, presentations, demonstrations & entertainment throughout the day. Featuring Keynote Speaker Dave Andrews– "Breaking Through" Activities, Demonstrations & Speakers to Help You Energize & Balance Your Life: Meditation • Self-awareness • Cosmology • New Wisdom Understanding • Zen teachings • Feng Shui • Dream Interpretation • Creative Manifesting • Yoga • Healing Energy Therapies • Spirituality • Herbal & Other Dietary Practices

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Take a ride & explore all the wonderful wineries & breweries of the beautiful Endless Mountains.

For a wineries & breweries brochure contact: Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau www.endlessmountains.org becky@endlessmountains.org 570-836-5431

Fri., March 28 through Thurs., April 10 Enjoy 19 foreign, independent and art films in 14 days Visit www.dietrichtheater.com for festival movies & show times. Opening Night Gala Friday, March 28 doors open at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy 2 films, hors d'oeuvres, wine and desserts Gala Tickets: $35.00 each Reservations are required for gala night only. Call 570-996-1500 for details or reservations.

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REVEAL

I AM the Owner of Studio L.A. As a Fitness Instructor, I teach Zumba, Zumba Gold, Brazilian Fit, ZumbAtomic/Brazilian Fit Kids, and Circuit Training sessions. WHEN I’M NOT WORKING I enjoy spending time with people, traveling, shopping and SLEEPING!

I WAS BORN IN Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. One of my fitness classes is named “Brazilian Fit!” I’M A STUDENT AT Penn State - Worthington Campus, where I’m studying Business Marketing.

ALLAN SOUZA of Dunmore shares how he spends his time and uses his talents!

THIS PAST YEAR I opened Studio L.A., was accepted into college and returned to Brazil to visit my family!

I TOOK MY FIRST ZUMBA CLASS in the fall of 2011. I began teaching Zumba in January 2012. 15 to 20 people attended that first class. Today, up to 95 people attend my Zumba classes at one time. I BEGAN MY WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY six years ago. Since then, I’ve lost 110 pounds. I SPEND two hours preparing one Zumba routine. Each routine is only about three to four minutes long, and we do more than 10 songs each class. MY BEST ADVICE TO ZUMBA NEWCOMERS IS not to take yourself seriously! I make sure to meet all of the new people to make them feel welcome!

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MY FAVORITE HEALTHY MEAL IS Quinoa, vegetables and chicken. MY FAVORITE JUNK FOOD IS chocolate! I AM a firm believer in God and look to him for guidance to inspire others. THE MOST USED APP ON MY PHONE IS Facebook. Each day, I post the times of classes I’m teaching. I also keep in touch with many of my clients through Facebook. YOU CAN FOLLOW ME ON Facebook, YouTube and Instagram by searching “brallanusa.” I CHOSE TO STAY IN THE SCRANTON AREA BECAUSE I feel there is a need for a fitness

Allan Souza has been reading Happenings for several years. He appreciates the role Happenings has in promoting community events that help others– many of which he is involved in! He makes sure to pick up an issue of Happenings each month to keep updated on the fun things going on in the area! studio like mine to help others achieve their goals. MY FAVORITE PLACE IN SCRANTON IS Mansour’s Market. I love the atmosphere. It feels like I’m in New York City. Their quiche and pumpkin latte are the best!

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DOWNTON ABBEY ADDICTION

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million viewers tuned in to the season four premiere of “Downton Abbey,”a drama set in early 20th century England depicting the intertwined lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants. It was the highest-

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Northeast PA Loves English Drama

rated drama premier in PBS history. And many eyes in Northeast PA tuned in to see what life would be like at the Yorkshire estate, sans Matthew, watching on Northeast PA’s PBS affiliate, WVIA-TV. Doug Cook, vicepresident, multi-platform content distribution and pro-

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Love from the London-Born Renae DiPasquale is also a History Comes Alive The show is good enough for fan, “One episode, and I was Last year, the Lackawanna true Englishmen. Paul Epsom hooked. That seems to follow County Historical Society of Clarks Summit’s Greystone the national response. Each hosted a “Downton Abbey” Gardens, was born in season, the numbers continFashion Show and Tea. London’s St. Johns Wood. He ue to climb.” Quick storylines, Models donned fashions surprising characters and a from 1900 to 1930. Show pre- and his wife moved to Northeast PA 26 years ago. different way of life are some senter and LCHS volunteer He enjoys “Downton,” of the draws. “Much of what Jennifer Ochman shared “immensely. Having visited is on TV today is reality tv. information about the clothmany stately homes in “Downton Abbey” is my life, it is nice to see an escape from realihow they were organty,” says Cook. ”It has ized and run,” he the nostalgia of traexplains. “When I grew ditional television, up after the second drama of a soap World War, many of opera, but enough these great homes comedy that it doeswere in a sad state of n't take itself too repair. It’s very heartenseriously.” The local ing to see a lot of them following prompted being restored and a second annual trip open to the public from Northeast PA to now, some with England and absolutely wonderful Highclere Castle (the gardens, running just real-life name of the like they used to. He “Downton Abbey” believes Americans are estate) through so fascinated by the WVIA and Trans “Downton” way of life World Travel. “It is so Models display Downton-era fashion at The because of the differin demand that we Lackawanna Historical Society’s 2013 event. ences. “It’s difficult to hope to offer it for a believe that people lived like long time,” explains Cook. ing and time period of the that–somebody to dress you, Watch for details on the next show. The sold-out event formal attire for dinner every trip coming this fall. treated guests to an elegant night.” He would love to have tea in the Tripp House, a peritea with Maggie Smith, who Downton Discussions od Victorian home. “Who plays Lady Crawley’s motherA group of “Downtonites” doesn’t love the idea of living in-law on the show, to and gathers at the Wyoming like an aristocrat in luxury Free Library in Wyoming, with servants to wait on you,” discuss life in the colonies. Read Epsom’s tips to enjoy an PA every Monday after an asks Ochman. “The authentic English tea on episode airs. The group of Lackawanna Historical page 20. about eight fans is led by Society does a wonderful job Library Director John of providing fun and interestGet Hooked Roberts. “We talk about the ing events that prove that Watch season four and varicharacters, how much we local history, and American ous “Downton Abbey” clips loved or hated the episode history, is anything but borfrom Sunday night, and we’ve ing and dry.” Watch for details and previews through WVIA’s online on-demand player at even discussed the commeron another formal tea hosted http://on-demand.wvia.org/ cials at the end of the by LCHS in a historic -Erika A. Bruckner episode,” says Roberts. Scranton location to come! “People like the area, and Which Downton characters would be most at home in Northeast PA? many female members love See what fans have to say at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com! to talk about the fashion. 48

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Enlighten Me Expo E x p l o r e a n d T r e a t Yo u r I n n e r - S e l f ellness is something we all want. On March 22, Nichols Village Hotel and Spa in Clarks Summit will welcome the first Enlighten Me Expo to Northeast PA. The Expo is from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will feature classes, presentations and demonstrations on how to free yourself from the shackles of negative emotion and travel on the path towards a content spirit and healthy mind.

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“People want to feel better,” said Enlighten Me Expo host and owner of Twigs Restaurant, Lori Bogedin. “They want to manage stress, increase energy, live naturally and be healthier.” The objective of the NEPA Enlighten Me Expo is to oblige those desires. Zen teachings, yoga and meditation are but a few of the subjects featured at the all-day expo. Others include cosmology, energy therapies, Feng Shui and dream interpretation. At first glance, these subjects could come off as intimidating to the average reader. However, Bogedin stresses that there is no prior knowledge or experience necessary for attend-

ing and enjoying the expo. “It is not only going to be informative, but we plan on having a blast! We have informational speakers, demonstrations, retail vendors and so much more. The day promises not only to be enlightening, but great fun as well!” Some of the retail vendors include: On a Whim One of a Kind Jewelry, Tarot Card Reading with Cate Ross (who has practiced for 35 years) and Nutritional Healing, which will feature products, books and other dietary information. Celebrated author and CEO of Solutions Corporation, Dave Andrews, will be the Keynote Speaker. Andrews suffered the demons of alcoholism for 18 years. When his inner struggle had reached its pinnacle,

and his health, marriage and job were all in jeopardy, Andrews triumphed and won the battle against addiction. Today, Andrews dedicates his life to helping people who00 are struggling to overcome addictive behaviors. He has been on over 50 talk shows, both nationally and internationally, and has mastered the art of lending a helping hand to those struggling with inner balance and wellness. Enlighten Me Expo tickets are on sale now at www.EnglightenMe Expo.com and at Twigs in downtown Tunkhannock. –Michael Baldi


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Pike County’s

Place in Pictures

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ack in the early 1920s, a new art form captivated audiences - silent movies. The movies penetrated emotions and made people laugh and cry.

By 1928 "the talkies" came into existence with yet another new element to entertainment. The "silents" went silent but not by any measure were they forgotten. What is not generally known is that the major studios selected Pike County in Northeast PA for their silent projects. "Before there was Hollywood, there was Pike County," says George J. Fluhr, Pike County historian.This year Pike County will celebrate its 200th anniversary. Among those who made movies in Pike were director D.W. Griffith and actors Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish, Mary Pickford and cowboy Tom Mix. Lillia n Gis h (ab Actors stayed in boarding houses and rentals. and o

ve) Ma (belo ry Pickfor w) bo d th in sile nt film starred Pike Coun s shot in ty.

Directors liked Pike because of its lakes and wide open spaces and easy access to New York. Movies made in Pike include "Birth of a Nation," "The Informer," "Way Down East" and "Intolerance.” Silent movies can still be seen on public – Robert Curran broadcasting.

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COUNTRY INNS / B&BS COLONIAL BRICK INN & SUITES–

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

CRESCENT LODGE–

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

THE FRENCH MANOR– Romantic country inn modeled after a French chateau. Gourmet French cuisine, excellent wines. AAA 4-Diamond 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.

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

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

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The Chandelier Ballroom— Accommodating Parties from 50-500 Guests 25 South Main Street • Carbondale, PA Ample On-Site Free Parking for All Guests. 61 Spacious Rooms & Suites for Out-of-Town Friends & Family. Photos in our beautiful courtyard or in front of the fireplace. Brand New On-Site Ambers Bar & Restaurant.

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Blissful

TRAGEDY

Local Author’s First Romance Novel Pittston Township native and fulltime pharmacist is about to realize her dream with the release of debut romance novel, “Blissful Tragedy. “

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Amy Gale’s fictional romance novel revolves around Lexie Waters, an ambitious 22-yearold in the midst of her final summer before starting the advertising position she has been vying for at a swanky agency. With the sting of a cheating boyfriend still fresh, she attends a concert paired with backstage passes to clear her mind. Once backstage, Lexie gets to meet the band and, embarrassingly enough, insults the lead singer, Van Sinclaire. Intrigued by her ability to resist his charm, Van secretly obtains her cell phone number and later invites her to attend his next performance. Lexie accepts Van’s invitation resulting in a summer romance. A flood of overwhelming feelings and questions follow, leaving her wondering if the corporate dreams and aspirations she once had are more important than her touring with the band, wild parties and her love for Van. Gale grew up only miles from her current home where she resides with her husband and pets. As a child, her mother worked for a local book factory, which meant new books regularly were brought home. “I’d be so excited to dig through the box

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and choose a book to read,” says Gale. “Books have always been a huge part of my life.” Remaining an avid reader into adulthood, Gale launched a book club with two friends. The trio were passionate about contemporary romance novels but had difficulty finding material in the genre to read. “That’s when I wrote one,” laughs Gale. Working for over a year to edit the book, she was able to include her longtime love of music in the adult romance novel that was contracted by a publishing company for both a print and e-book. Both print and ebooks were released in February. Gale has scheduled local book signings at Barnes and Noble and other local book hot spots throughout the region in addition to a blog tour. Gale has already begun writing her second book with a sneak preview in the back of “Blissful Tragedy. “ Visit www.AuthorAmyGale.com -Katie Manley

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BRIDAL GUIDE Laura Van Cott

& Andrew Nichols

Drew and Laura

grew up about a mile apart on the same country road and attended the same church, but they didn’t become friends until Laura returned to the area after college and they started attending the same Bible study. Andrew spent the summer working in Boston, and they got to know each other through email. Their first date was to Oaks Inn in Endicott,NY. Just over one year later, he planned a day of their favorite activities and another dinner at the same restaurant. At the end of the evening, he proposed. They married September 21, 2013 at South New Milford Baptist Church in New Milford. Books were the theme of the wedding day. Décor included flower-and-heart garland and paper roses handmade from book pages by the sister and mother of the bride. Flowers grown, dried and arranged by the mother of the bride, also accented much décor. A natural wood arch made by the father of the bride was the focal point at the front of the church, surrounded by four large trees, shrubbery and blooming mums. Book columns, made by the groom and the father of the 58

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BRIDAL GUIDE groom, topped with paper rose flowers and dried flowers, completed the decorations in the church. The flower girl carried a basket decorated with dried flowers and book page paper flowers. She tossed dried flower petals and book page heart confetti made by the bride. The ring bearer carried a special handmade book box, made by the groom, with the bride and groom’s rings inside. Centerpieces for the reception held at the church continued the book theme with stacks of books topped with homemade dried flowers and paper flower arrangements. The head table was decorated with the bride’s and bridesmaids’ dried flower bouquets in vases which were handdecorated by the bride and given as gifts to her attendants. The bride’s necklace was created by a jeweler for the wedding by combining beads from two necklaces that had belonged to her two grandmothers. Bookmarks with prints of the wedding verse (Philippians 2:2) in watercolors were done by the mother of the bride. In place of a traditional guest book, guests signed an original watercolor painting done by the bride’s mother. All food was homemade by family and friends. The wedding cake was decorated with dried leaves and lavender, made by the aunt of the groom. The bride is a librarian at the Susquehanna Branch Library. The groom is a software engineer for ENSCO Avionics. They honeymooned in the Finger Lakes region of New York and live in New Milford. –Erika A. Bruckner


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Sapphire Celebrations! Local Couples Reach Milestone Anniversaries In honor of Happenings’ 45-year anniversary, we found three local couples celebrating their 45th year of marriage! Take some advice from these couples who’ve made it to their sapphire anniversary! GERALDINE MAZZATTO & ROBERT P. KLEIN Married November 28, 1968 at Holy Rosary Church in Scranton Key to a Lasting Marriage: Love and trust Marriage Advice: Be there for each other through good times and bad because there will be some of each. Marriage is a 50/50 proposition. Help each other, no matter what the situation. Since their anniversary fell on Thanksgiving Day, the Kleins celebrated with a family dinner. The Scranton couple has three children and five grandchildren.

MARY ANN FOREMAN & MICHAEL GLEN FULLER Married September 6, 1969 at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Scranton Key to a Lasting Marriage: Give and take a little bit, and have a sense of humor. Marriage Advice: You can’t change who you married. You have to adapt to their likes and dislikes, as well as they to yours. There are times when each marriage has its moments; there are great moments and difficult moments. You have to know how to go with the flow. We’ve been through rough times with illnesses, and now it’s a great time having a grandchild. The couple resides in Clarks Summit and has one child and one grandchild. They enjoy travelling, especially to Bermuda, and may take a trip to celebrate their anniversary. continued on page 62 60

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(C ontinued from Page 60) GRACE FINNERTY & DENNY DAWGERT Married August 23, 1969 at St. John the Evangelist in Scranton Key to a Lasting Marriage: Sense of humor and listening. You can’t take yourself too seriously. Be willing to compromise a little bit and listen and share good times and bad times. Lots of things happen. If you don’t share with our spouse what you’re feeling and thinking it will be much harder. Relationship Advice: Always remember that you love the person; even when you get mad at them, you still love them. Every person has the spark of God in them, so when you look at the other person, you look at the face of God. Whatever you say and do to that person, see it as what you’re saying to God. Remember why you love each other. During hard times, remember this too will pass, everything passes. Problems may seem so big that you think you’ll never get through it, but you do. Enter marriage with the idea that it’s a lifelong commitment. This is not like fast food – If I don’t like this restaurant, I’ll go somewhere else next week. It’s a big commitment. When you first get married, you think, “We’re in love, and it’s going to stay like this forever.” But things change, and difficult times come. Hang in there. Remain committed, and you can get through everything. I don’t remember if my mother or grandmother told me, “A sorrow shared is halved. A joy shared is doubled.” Together, it’s easier to get through life in the long run. The Clarks Summit couple has four children and 10 grandchildren.

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(C ontinued from Page 64) with just the two of you. For the latter, surround her with family and friends as you pop the question. 4. Does she enjoy surprises? If she does, go all out to make it a stunning event; if she doesn’t, minimize the drama, and keep it simple. 5. What are her hobbies? Center the question around something you already both love to do as a couple. The more you know what she loves to do, the more personal and meaningful you can make it. 6. Does she expect Dad to know? Some love the classic idea that the man asks her father for his daughter’s hand in

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marriage. Consider this as a gesture of both romance and respect. 7. What is her ring size? She’s going to love the ring! Let her show it off without having to get it re-sized by knowing the right information ahead of time. 8. What do you love most about her? You may have 1,000 reasons why you love her. Make sure she knows them all by thinking through your words ahead of time. 9. Would she want the moment documented?

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BRIDAL GUIDE Megan Biduck & Keith Lashinski

Mutual friends introduced the couple in 2007. Keith proposed to Megan in November 2010 on a trip to Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and they married June 1, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Church in Exeter. Calla lilies, the bride’s favorite flower, appeared throughout the day in bouquets, corsages and reception décor. The bride’s bouquet included a charm with a picture of her grandmother and the words “Always in my heart.” Following the ceremony, 170 guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the deck at Woodlands Inn & Resort, before heading to the resort’s grand ballroom. Turquoise details accented the black and white color scheme, including sashes on the

bridesmaid dresses, argyle dress socks for the groomsmen, wedding invitations and bows and napkins in the tablescape. Threefoot vases with submerged calla lilies were illuminated with LED lights on each table. Dramatic turquoise accent lighting added to the ambience, and monogram decals enhanced the dance floor. A flip-flop basket filled with assorted sizes for guests and the message, “Help yourself to a pair of dancing shoes, and leave your excuses under the table.” The newlyweds’ first dance was to, "Without You," by David Guetta featuring Usher and Boyce Avenue acoustic cover. Guests danced to a DJ club-style dance party. continued on page 70

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(C ontinued from Page 68) The wedding cake by Truly Scrumptious was a four-tiered, custom creation with red velvet flavor and cream cheese filling. It was topped with an “L� covered in white, black and turquoise Swarovski crystals. The cake was served alongside bananas foster. The bride designed a candy buffet featuring 12 different candies in shades of blue and white. The bride is Head Surgical Technician at Veterinary Referral & Emergency Center; the groom is Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at Greater Valley Cardiology. They honeymooned in Antigua and reside in South Abington Township. -Erika A. Bruckner

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Remember the Milestones... We d d i n g A n n i ve r s a r y G i f t G u i d e

Book an all All-Inclusive Caribbean vacation to romantic destinations such as Sandals and Secrets Resorts. For a really exotic experience try Hawaii or Tahiti. Abington Travel, Clarks Summit www.abingtontravel.com

Remember a special getaway to the Finger Lakes of New York with a set of logo wine glasses or hand-made serving dishes. Pottery by Havill, available with Heron or grape motifs. Germanmade crystalline glassware. Retail: $6.99-45.99 Available at: Heron Hill Winery www.heronhill.com/Gift-Shop

Mystique Flameless Candles by Boston Warehouse Battery powered LED flameless candle which replicates the random flicker and ambient glow of a traditional burning candle. Featuring a timer function. Everything Natural, Clarks Summit www.everything naturalpa.com

Primitives by Kathy Card Box is the perfect gift for the new couple. Retail: $39.99 Corky’s Garden Path, Justus www.corkysgardenpath.com

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BRIDAL GUIDE Heather Danielle Fitch & William Elliot Clark Heather and Bill met in high school and reconnected during college through weekly line dancing at a local bar. They became a couple in June 2009 and were engaged in September 2011. Heather came home from work to find her kitten missing. She called Bill, and a few minutes later, the kitten came trotting in with a bow on his neck and a note that said, “Mom, Dad has a very special surprise for you.” Bill then got down on one knee to propose. They married October 5, 2013 at Our Lady of the Abingtons in Dalton. The bride never had the chance to meet her father, who passed away before she was born. She admits, “He has always been a huge part of who I am.” A charm on the bridal bouquet held his picture, so he could accompany her down the aisle. A dedication in the programs said, “Daddies don’t just love their children every now and then, it’s a love without end, Amen,” from one of the bride’s favorite country songs. She wore a custom ivory dress continued on page 76

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(C ontinued from Page 74) covered in cabbage roses. The cousin of the bride was the officiant. Silk linens were shipped from New York and Georgia to add romance and elegance to the rustic barn setting for the reception at Friedman Farms in Dallas. A white resin deer head hung on the barn entrance as a nod to the couple’s love of hunting together. Engagement cards the couple had received were displayed in the hallway. Rented and purchased furniture created a custom room layout in the barn. It featured a gold and ivory loveseat, which tied together the ivory and gold color scheme of the day. The five-tier cake had over 20 pounds of fondant ruffles and featured flavors like pink velvet, funfetti and vanilla. A photo booth included a flat-screen TV displaying the photos. Guests signed a 20-pound slice of wood that is now displayed in the couple’s home. Halfpint mason jars filled with the bride’s grandmother’s homemade applesauce were given as favors. “This amazingly smooth and creamy, famous goodness started its production nearly one year before the big day,” describes Heather. The bride’s first dance was with her grandmother, who raised Heather. The couple’s first dance was choreographed and even featured a flip! The bride is director of human resources for The Huntzinger Management Group, Inc.; the groom is adult probation and parole officer for Bradford County Probation Department. They honeymooned in Aruba and reside in Tunkhannock. -Erika A. Bruckner


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BRIDAL GUIDE Farrah Pappa & Harold Roberts, Jr. Farrah and Harold met at Cooper’s Seafood House in 2010 and started dating soon after the new year. Six months later, Harold asked for her father’s permission, and then he proposed at Farrah’s home. They married September 22, 2012 at the Woodlands Inn & Resort, the same day the bride’s parents celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary. The uncle of the bride performed part of the ceremony. Bridesmaids entered to the bride’s favorite Coldplay song, “Yellow.” The bride’s nephew carried a “Here Comes the Bride” sign before she walked down the aisle to “Canon in D.” She wore blue shoes embellished by Duffy Accessories with Swarovski crystals and two pairs of earrings that belonged to the bride’s late grandmother. continued on page 80

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(C ontinued from Page 78) Zen motifs carried through the day with tranquil blues and chocolate brown colors. Blue uplighting by MCR Productions set the relaxed stage in the Grand Ballroom at the Woodlands for the reception. Tall vases anchored by river stones held cala lilies as centerpieces. River stones with names and numbers served as place cards. Favors were white sake cups with fresh bamboo. A Buddha statue on each table held an inspirational message. The cake, in the wedding colors, also was accented by pink cherry blossoms. Farrah surprised her groom with a Dallas Cowboys themed “Groom’s Table,” complete with trays of his favorite cookies and Cowboys buckets filled with his favorite candies. The cake resembled a Cowboys cooler packed with bottles of his favorite beer. During the bridal dance, the bride wore the mantilla her mother wore 39 years prior. Guests enjoyed a photo booth with props. She is a school-based behavioral health worker for Friendship House; he is a claims manager for Nationwide Insurance Co. They honeymooned in Aruba and reside in Scranton. Photos: Lisa Maiolatesi

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“Don’t sweat the small stuff; enjoy the planning and the day.” -Jessica Kakareka

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“Make your vows the most important part of your wedding day because your commitment will be what lasts forever in

“Don’t stress yourself out by comparing your wedding to other couples’ weddings. I spent so much time online looking for wedding ideas that I would get really overwhelmed by all the expensive and elaborate weddings out there, but in the end, a lot of my favorite ideas were things we came up with on

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your marriage. Accept that things may go wrong, and be okay with it because that will be what creates your memories!” -Kelly Diaz

“Don’t stress; enjoy everything the day of your wedding. Things will go wrong. Just roll with it, and you’ll be happier.” -Genevieve Lynn Horvath

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“Relax, and enjoy your day.” -Sarah Alicia Sawicki

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“LIVE IN THE MOMENT! Everyone tells you that your wedding day will fly by – and it does – so take a step back mentally and really enjoy every moment of your celebration. It’s finally here! Laugh as often as you can. Hug as many family and friends as possible. Pause during your reception to look at your guests and remember that all of these people are here today because they love you and your partner and support you!” -Megan Biduck

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“Start planning early. Don’t be afraid to be particular about details. It’s your day, and you deserve to have everything just right. Don’t forget to enjoy the day! Take in every moment. Dance the night away!” -Farah Pappa “One of my very best friends reminded me of the importance of taking moments throughout the day to look around at all of the details. Check out those flowers that you spent months planning or that linen color or texture that took you so long to choose. The day that took forever to plan goes by in the blink of an eye. I can remember specific moments that I stopped to take it all in, and those moments mean so much to me.” -Heather Fitch

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ew women run for political office. Pennsylvania, along with 26 other states, has never elected a woman to the United States Senate. Six states have not elected a woman to the United States House of Representatives. Four states have never elected or appointed a woman to the Unites States House of Representatives or the United States Senate. The Ready to Run program wants to change those statistics. The non-partisan program is for women who want to run for office, seek a higher office, work on a campaign, get elected to political office and learn more about the political system.

Jean Harris (pictured below left, chairperson, Political Science Department University of Scranton. Data provided by Harris Research indicates that women and men tend to approach politics differently.

The program started in 1998 and was first offered by the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University at the Eagleton Institute. It expanded and partnered with educational and non-partisan organizations in other states in 2005. The University of Scranton signed an agreement with CAWP in 2011 to hold the Ready to Run Program in Northeast PA. The first program was held at the University of Scranton in 2012.

H Women govern differently than

“I believe these programs, which encourage women to run, assist them in recognizing that they are qualified to run and provide them information on how to run, are very important to representative democracy and more effective government,” said

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HMen assume they are qualified to run, women questions their qualifications (even when they are as qualified, if not more qualified than the men who run). H Asked or not, men run. And men are asked to run by parties and government officials. Women are more apt to run when asked to run; however, they are not asked at the same rate that men are asked. men. Women more often look for input from diverse sources and voices, work to build consensus and collaborate (cross the partisan divide); women become political to further policy concerns and solve community problems; whereas men are more apt to see politics as a career choice. A Ready To Run Program was recently hosted by the University of Scranton and co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County. Judge Margie Bisignani Moyle (Lackawanna County Court of Common Pleas) was the keynote speaker. She is only the second female elected to the bench in Lackawanna County’s history. Judge Trish Corbett was the first.

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Mother’ s Day Getaway Essay Contest

Grand Prize: Three-Day/Two-Night Girlfriends Getaway at The French Manor in South Sterling, valued at $1,100! This package has all the makings of a perfect gettogether with your best girlfriend! Suites boast comfortable beds and a welcoming fireplace – the perfect backdrop for catching up. The French Manor Grand Prize Package Includes: Two-night accommodations for two in a French Manor Suite. $200 in spa credits per person. One $50 food/beverage/gift shop credit, per person. Gourmet breakfast each morning. Afternoon tea daily and turn-down service with Godiva chocolates. Full access to the indoor saltwater pool/hot tub/fitness area. All taxes. 88

Second Prize: Family Getaway at The Inn at Pocono Manor. Includes an overnight stay and breakfast for a family of up to two adults and two children (additional children may be added for slight charge). The 3,000-acre resort offers panoramic views of the surrounding Pocono Mountains.

Third Prize: $50 Dinner Certificate to Carmen’s 2.0 at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in Scranton. Dine in the historic Grand Lobby on cultural culinary creations from the new World Tour Menu!

Know a mom who deserves a getaway? Nominate her, and she could win one of three fantastic prizes, just in time for Mother’s Day! Send your short essay to info@happeningscommgroup.com, or mail to “Mother’s Day Contest/Happenings Magazine, PO Box 61, Clarks Summit, PA 18411,” or find an entry form at www.HappeningsMagazinePA.com. Entries must be received no later than March 31. Winners will be announced in the May 2014 issue. Please include: • Your name, phone number and email address. • Nominee’s name, phone number and email address. • Photo of nominee and her family (optional). • 200-400 words about why this mom deserves a getaway. Rules: Contact information will not be shared with third parties and will only be used to notify prize winners. Call 570-587-3532 for further information. Open to U.S. residents only. No purchase is necessary to participate in drawing; purchase will not increase odds of winning. Void outside the U.S. and where prohibited by law. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries.

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WHERE TO DINE Anthony’s- Casual dining with such entrees as Dover Sole, New Zealand Baby Rack of Lamb, hand-cut Black Angus N.Y. Strip Steaks, etc. Tray of Red Pizza Thursday night special$9.95. Clam special-every Wed.– $4.95. Open Tues.-Thurs. & Sunday 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 4:30-11.p.m. 202 S. Main Avenue Old Forge, PA 570-451-0925. Arcaro & Genell- On Main Street, Old Forge since 1962. Carrying on the family tradition of homemade Italian specialty entrees, seafood, steak, chicken, veal & much more. Old Forge Red & White Pizza. Open Monday -Saturday, lunch at 11 a.m., dinner at 3 p.m.; takeout available. Private parties Sun. Catering services available on and off premise. www.arcarongenell.com 570-457-5555.

Best Friends Cafe- Casual dining. All pasta, ravioli, pierogie– handmade on premises. Breakfast & lunch daily 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Featuring our giant pierogie stuffed with your favorite omelet or sandwich ingredients. Dinner specials: Thurs., Fri., Sat. 4:30-8:30 p.m. We cater. We deliver. BYOB. 1097 Carmalt St., Dickson City. 570-483-4747. www.besfriendscafe.com

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

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

Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Enjoy charming décor & unique breakfast/lunch creations including funky chicken salad, Eggs Benedict & Christmas wrap. Daily homemade baked goods including our popular white coconut cake & chocolate fudge iced brownies. Daily breakfast/lunch specials.Tues.-Friday 7 a.m.- 2 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m.-noon. Follow us on Facebook.1124 Main St., Peckville. 570-489-4000.

Cocoon Coffee House- see ad page 83 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 closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Open Mon.-Sat. 10:30 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sun. noon-6:30 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570-961-9004. www.texas-wiener.com.

Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Restaurant- Overlooking beautiful Lake Wallenpaupack, Ehrhardt’s cozy atmosphere and delicious food will have you returning time and time again. We offer a variety of steaks, seafood, salads, burgers, sandwiches and more! Open 7 days a week 11:30 a.m. Pub open later. Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-2124. www.ehrhardts.com.

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The French Manor- Elegant dining room features a 40foot vaulted ceiling and two massive fireplaces. Request a table on the terrace for wonderful views of the Pocono Mountains or a table by the fireplace for a romantic dining experience. Gourmet dinner menu features Classical and Nouvelle French Cuisine. Proper attire required. (Jackets for gentlemen). Please note: restaurant is not suitable for children under 12. Reservations: 570-676-3244. www.thefrenchmanor.com.

Glenburn Grill & Bakery- Great breakfast menu & specials daily. Signature sandwiches on homemade bread. Dinner entrees- N.Y. Strip, slow roasted prime rib, breaded haddock, chicken marsala– to name a few. BYOB. Homemade bakery items. Open 7 days a week Sun.-Tues. 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Wed.-Sat. 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Rtes. 6 & 11, Clarks Summit. 570-585-8777. www.theglenburngrill.com

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

La Tonalteca- see ad page 95 Leggio’s- see ad page 143 Lil’s Bar & Grill- Nestled on Lake Winola just a short ride from Clarks Summit and Tunkhannock. Modern yet casual, cozy bar and family dining, available for any occasion. Serving your favorite bar food and Chef's daily specials. Open daily for lunch and dinner.1085 State Route 307, Lake Winola. 570-378-3324

Manhattan Manor- Family-owned restaurant & bar in downtown Carbondale. A unique dining experience featuring steaks, pastas, flatbreads and a variety of delicious, unique chef-inspired dishes. Large contemporary wine and martini menu. Live music, outdoor patio, on and off-site catering. Join us for hand-rolled sushi on Tuesday evenings. Hours 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 8 Salem Ave. 570-282-2044. www.manhattanmanor.net

Market Street Grill- See ad next page Mayuri Indian Cuisine- Authentic South/North Indian cuisine with a balanced menu between vegetarian and nonvegetarian dishes. Enjoy excellent food and outstanding service. Some of our dishes include Dosa, Paneer, Tandoori, Biryani, Naan, Gulab Jamun and many more. 917 Wyoming Ave., Scranton www.pennmayuri.com Fax: 570-227-0017 Phone: 570-341-3410

Patsel's- see ad page 94 Perkins Restaurant & Bakery- see ad page 146 Quaker Steak & Lube- see ad page 146 Ruth Chris Steakhouse-see ad page 89

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Settlers Inn- see ad page 83 Six East Restaurant- see ad page 95 State Street Grill- Cozy & casual street-side dining. Award-winning patio. Voted Best Chef 2008. Best Ambiance 2011, Friendliest Bar 2012. Popular for cocktails and small plates. Wide ranging American Cuisine. Lunch Mon.-Sat.11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Dinner Mon.-Sat. 4-10 p.m. Sunday Brunch 10 a.m. 114 S. State St. Clarks Summit. 570-585-5590. www.thestatestreetgrill.com

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

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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

Wood Grille Restaurant- see ad this page Yakitori Sushi & Grill- New 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

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About Christina Christina is the chief cook and bottlewasher at It’s a Keeper (www.itisakeeper.com), a blog that provides tried-andtrue recipes that are easy to make and, most importantly, taste great! Christina is a field editor for Taste of Home magazine, a kitchen expert for GoodCook.com and a guest contributor on WNEP’s “Home and Backyard” program. It’s a Keeper has hundreds of easy recipes. Some of Christina’s most popular posts include 70+ Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas, Easy Slow Cooker Recipes and 20+ Casseroles, Make Ahead Meals and Freezer Meals. In addition to her website, Christina offers meal planning classes, personal cooking lessons and private cooking parties. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.

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Powerful Business Banking Options Q&A with Timothy P. O’Brien from Fidelity Bank In today’s economy, starting, growing or even maintaining a business can be tough. A competent and knowledgeable bank can help with financial solutions. Timothy P. O’Brien, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer at Fidelity Bank, shares insight into business banking options. How many business-banking customers does Fidelity have? Over 2,000 business customers from the greater Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. In 2013 alone, we funded $65 million to businesses throughout Northeast PA. What are Fidelity Bank’s most popular business products? We provide an array of business products and services including checking, savings and money market accounts, lines of credit and term loans, credit card processing, electronic payment and processing options, online banking and more. Are there different products you would recommend depending on the type or size of business? There is no “one size fits all.” Fidelity’s Relationship Managers sit down with our customers and complete a comprehensive review of their overall financial situation. They work together to carefully look at the businesses’ cash flow. This provides the Bank the opportunity to recommend products and services that fit that particular customer’s unique needs. What types of extra services do you offer businesses? The unique partnership our Relationship Managers are able to build. We don’t want to just be your bank – we want to be a partner in your success. 96

What sets Fidelity apart from other banks in the region? Our people! We are so committed to being trusted financial advisors to our customers, and we work very hard to ensure we are knowledgeable about the industry, current trends and able to anticipate future developments. We try to find solutions that may be out of the box and that the customer may not have initially considered. What characteristics should a business look for when choosing a bank? Look for a bank that is committed to helping you succeed, that will listen to your particular needs before making recommendations and is willing to teach you how to use the tools at your disposal for assisting with cash

flow, turning over receivables and helping you interact with your customers. How can Fidelity help a business looking to expand? Our Relationship Managers take a consultative approach. They talk to customers to explore opportunities, look for ways to improve weaknesses and capitalize on strengths, not just today but for the next one, three and five years.

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ress for Success Lackawanna’s 14th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show helped raise funds and awareness to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Clothing was featured from Suburban Casuals, White House Black Market, Pierre’s & Hansel & Gretel.

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and the outpouring of support from community partners. Multiple speakers will be the threads that bring the Dress for Success story to life for an audience anticipated to exceed 500 people. Dress for Success Worldwide CEO HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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Joi Gordon will speak about the organization; a former client will speak about her personal experience.

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apartments in the downtown area. These tenants are professionals in the community who share the same vision and passion for Scranton. And with them, our company has grown into a presence in the community; the properties are now new landmarks in Scranton.

My position has provided me the ability to give back to the community. Over the past four years I have been able to host fundraisers for many of my favorite non–profits, participate in Over the past three years, I the Dress for Success prohave served as the property gram, collect clothing manager for the “Connell and toys for famiBuilding” and “426 lies in domestic Mulberry.” I met violence programs at Christmas time, begin a pay-it- forward program for non–profit organizations at ki Montage Kalinsos a Mountain and ic s s e J rson, lie Jeffe utilize space at r a h C : L-R otta r r e P e our buildings in downtown v and Da Scranton at no cost for many great peoartists and community prople who also took a risk and moved into some of the first grams. We have caring ten-

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ants, employees and business partners who donate their time and efforts. I can always count on them to contribute in some unique way.

Finding enough time is a constant challenge; keeping a good balance of work and home life is a struggle. Luckily my career has afforded me the luxury of staying connected to the community I love and having free time to spend with my children, family and friends.

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ow can one prepare for the possibility of missing work due to injury or illness? John Mackarey, agent with New York Life, shares his advice.

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Q: What insurance is offered to help protect workers? A: Basically, if you’re unable to perform your occupation, insurance plays an important role. A lot of times you can get it privately or through your employer. We look at the most important assets you have - you and your ability to work. When you don’t have that ability due to your health, the insurance pays a portion or percent-

Q: Are there different plans? A: Yes. There are short-term plans, which normally cover a certain percentage of income for up to three months. There are long-term policies, which cover 40 to 60 percent of your base salary (pre-tax), that last anywhere from one year to age 65.

Q: What are the general costs? A: With an employer plan, you get on a group benefit, so those are less expensive than a private plan. Personal or private plans are going to be portable, meaning you won’t have to worry about losing coverage if you change jobs.

What Happens if You Can’t Work? age of your salary to help you put food on the table and take care of other bills.

Q: Is this the same as workers’ compensation? A: Workers’ compensation covers you due to injuries at work only. 70 percent of disabilities are not work-related. The chances of becoming disabled, at least on a short-term basis, is one in four before you retire. That’s a big number. Surprisingly, only 10 percent of disabilities are due to injury, leaving 90 percent to illness.

Q: Is coverage different between illness and injury? A:. Normally it covers both. It’s important to know the definition of a disability; a better plan will have a definition of your own occupation. Group benefit or employer benefit may only cover if you’re unable to perform any occupation. Employer-paid disability benefits are typically taxable. Benefits from employer or personal disability plans may be reduced by the amount of Social Security or other government benefits you receive.

Q: Who should get this insurance? A: Anybody who has a job and depends on that job’s income really needs to have some type of insurance.

Q: How does one obtain it? A: Most people can get it through their employer, but you can also get it privately, which sometimes has more benefits. It’s always important to do research. Look into a good company. I think it’s good to know someone you can trust and who can tailor something to your specific needs. That’s most important. It’s always based on your age and health, as well as your occupation. The younger and healthier you are, the less expensive it is. And if you sit in an office, you get a better rate than someone digging ditches. Higher risk employment gets a different rating.

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Q: How much is enough? A: Will you be able to maintain your current standard of living if you become disabled? Add up your monthly living expenses, and compare that amount with the income you expect from existing coverage plus additional sources like savings. If it’s not enough, look into buying additional disability insurance through work or on your own.

Q: What’s the most important thing to remember? A: The most important thing is tailor to your specific needs. Whatever you can afford is what you should get into. It may be something you never use, so it doesn’t have to be your entire income.

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ane is Able, Inc. manages a truckload fleet of 140 power units and 800 trailers and operates over 6.5 million square feet of third-party logistics (3Pl) warehousing space across 16 U.S. distribution centers. The company remains family owned and professionally managed. Chris Kane is the fifth of eight children of the late Eugene J. and Joan M. Kane. He is a board member for the company after 30 years of experience in the industry. How have interstate highways helped the logistics and trucking industries? In 1930, my grandfather Edward J. Kane started our family business. In 1955, my father took over the business. During that time, their biggest competition was the railroad. The development of the Interstate system moved those shipments to truck. A good example of this is when the large Proctor & Gamble plant in Mehoopany opened in the 1960s. Back then, the majority of their customer shipments moved by boxcar. Today, all of their customer shipments are by truck, with the exception of long-haul inter-modal. Northeast PA is blessed with a hub of interstate highways, which allow us to serve 80 million consumers overnight.

How do PA roads compare to other states? PA roads rank low nationally, but in the state’s defense, they are heavily traveled and must deal with four seasons of weather changes. PA has recently stepped up funding for some much needed road and bridge improvements. Roads and bridges need to be constantly maintained, and putting it off will only be costlier down the road. Are trucks safe? Safety is the single most important thing we do at Kane. The entire trucking industry has improved, and truck accidents are on the decline year after year. The National Commercial Driver’s License, new Hours of Service laws that improve drivers’ rest time and stateof-the-art technology in trucks, allow us to monitor our drivers’ performance and help ensure safe operations. What should other drivers know? Truck drivers of today are true professionals. They spend time out of the cab for safety training and are medically tested. We have many million-mile safe drivers. Trucks are rolling 80,000-pound machines that do not stop on a dime. Be cautious when changing lanes, and allow safe dis-

tance between vehicles. Most importantly stop texting while driving. It can wait! Kane recently published a research study “Key Supply Chain Challenges of the Mid-Sized CPG Companies.” Why? Alex Stark, my brother-in-law who heads up our marketing department, has found great value for our customers and Kane by working with research organizations to produce these studies. Our customers’ focus is usually manufacturing and selling products. When they entrust us with their supply chain, they do so because we are the experts, and we always must be exploring more efficient, innovative, green ways. This report reinforced that inventory reduction is a major initiative for manufacturers and retailers. Our industry will see more frequent, smaller orders, and we must process those orders without raising costs. The research found the most efficient and green mode is for mid-sized CPG companies to "collaborate" on their orders to the customers, which means sharing a truck instead of shipping their own half or quarter truck. Kane has recently been named to the 2013 Top Green Providers List. Why? In 1980, when my father was still running the business, we


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What is the best aspect of being located in PA? No question, the people and their incredible dedication and professional approach to their jobs. They are the reason we have been in business 84 years and are growing. We are blessed to have many second- and third-generation families who work at Kane. Winning the Times-Tribune Reader's Choice Award for Best Place to work for Distribution and Trucking was a great honor to our company. continued on page 106

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began environmental awareness. We pioneered off-peak electric heat distribution centers in conjunction with PP&L. We heated our truck repair facility with the used motor oil we drained during our oil change cycles. For decades, we have had a company-wide recycle program for cardboard and pallets because, as my dad would say, "It's the right thing to do." We have also changed all lighting in our distribution centers to more efficient lights. We are ordering our first group of CNG (compressed natural gas) trucks, and if they work as well as we hope, we will convert as much of the fleet as we can, moving away from diesel. We are also looking at solar panels on our distribution center roofs on the west coast and southeast locations.


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What is the worst aspect of being located in PA? Lack of jobs. There is nothing worse than good people who want to work to support their families and can't find a job. This is a problem that can be fixed and must be a priority.

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What is a big concern? Health care and future costs keep a few people at Kane up at night.

What will it take to bring true revitalization to the region? New energy opportunities. It needs to be done in a manner that does not hurt the environment (which it can and probably will be); then it will afford us tremendous job opportunities and make us energy self-sufficient.

How can your industry contribute to revitalizing the region? Most of the jobs created in Northeast PA in the past decade have been in logistics and services around logistics. This is a great place to do logistics, and when the major retailers recognize it and locate distribution centers here, it benefits all.

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Getting Personal with Chris Kane Board Member, Kane is Able, Inc. Education: The University of Scranton Family: Parents, the late Eugene J. & Joan M. Kane; Wife, Kathleen G. Kane (PA. Attorney General); Sons, Christopher and Zachary Favorite Quotation: "When you enter and leave this world, the only thing you have is your name. What you do in between is

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entirely up to you. You own your life's reputation." - Eugene J. Kane Sr. Childhood Hero: My Dad. He was my best friend, and I miss him every day. Most Daring Thing You’ve Done: I entered a Haband Pants Runway Model Competition and was rejected. People Would be Surprised to Know: After 30 years, I retired from a job that I loved to become a full time, stay-athome Dad, a job I love even more.

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What Brings you Joy: Time with family Awards: Certified Logistics Professional - International Logistics Association; Rainmaker- DC Velocity Magazine; Man of Great WorkAutobiography; my son, Christopher for a 5th grade School Project (my favorite award.)

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30 YEARS STRONG B-Dry Systems urning 30 is a big deal, especially for a company. B-Dry system of Northeast PA started in 1984 and has grown ever since. Issued its first patent just two years later, the system was developed exclusively for water-proofing basements. In 30 years, the company has grown to cover 18 counties and installed its system in nearly a half-million homes.

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Robert Clarke, now owner of B-Dry, realized the lack of waterproofing systems back in 1970. “Having tried all of the existing waterproofing methods and products back then, I realized that drying up wet basements was not a simple matter. I read a story about B-Dry, who had developed a system for waterproofing basements that could be backed by a Wet Basement Analyzer lifetime warranty,” Tool helps identify the Clarke says. He type of problem and the negotiated a deal repairs needed. with B-Dry System, offering to help spread their products in the Northeast PA region.

Customers all over Northeast PA rave about the quality, speed and sincerity of B-Dry. Questions are always answered fully and honestly. Set apart from other businesses, which may use a standard French drain sys-

tem, B-Dry makes sure to rid the “open gap” in the floor. Its specially designed Rigid Sealer is designed to bridge cracks and defects in the foundation. It also has the ability to expand and contract with the foundation as temperatures change; this assures a lasting waterproof seal. Rigid Sealer is an immense improvement from the clay tile system used over 30 years ago. B-Dry’s modern methods have received media recognition on several occasions. “Dateline NBC,” “This Old House,” “Extreme Make Over-Home Edition” and “Flip This House” have all featured B-Dry. Recently, B-Dry introduced its Wet Basement Analyzer tool. Quickly

assessing problems is stress-free with this new feature. It is available on their website for easy access. Once the analysis is complete, customers will know which repairs are needed for their basement. Visit www.bdry.com/basement-waterproofing.html. –April Dakoske

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The winner of the Doors of NEPA Contest is “Front door of the ‘Bait Box’” located at Grey Towers National Historic Site in Milford, PA by Scott Eshelman of Old Forge. He won a $50 gift certificate to Corky’s Garden Path Greenhouse in Scott Twp. “I selected my top photo based on composition, color, light, texture and the uniqueness of the door. I was drawn to the doors that communicated the history of the area.” – Judge Christine Medley “I love everything about this – contrast of color, texture, angle, subject.” – Judge Mary Justis Contest Judges (pictured below, left to right): Jeanne Genzlinger, Proprietor, The Settlers Inn and Potting Shed Trevor Kashuba, Nursery Manager, Corky's Garden Path Greenhouse Christine Medley, Assistant Professor Graphic Design, Marywood University Mary Justis, ISRP, MS, Lecturer, Simply New Home Staging & Redesign

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C H U R C H E S , H I S TO R I C B U I L D I N G S & B U S I N E S S E S These public doors not only have history; they’re also quite photogenic!

1.Temple Israel, Wilkes-Barre. Courtney Brenner

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2.Wilkes-Barre YMCA, Wilkes-Barre. Courtney Brenner

3.St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. Courtney Brenner

5.Zacharellis Gardens, Elmhurst. Tina Plink

6.Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. Scott Eshelman

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7.Original Barn Door, Calkins. Amy Hoffman

8.Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford. Liz DiMenno

9. St. Ann’s Basilica, Scranton. Andy Hurchick

10.Warehouse, Scranton. Andy Hurchick

11. Covenant Presbyterian Church, Scranton. Debbie Sylvester

12. Trucksville United Methodist Church. Brenda Williams

13.Steamtown Train Car Door, Scranton. Natalie Mennicucci

14.Water Treatment Plant, Lackawanna County. Natalie Mennicucci

15.Sts. Mark & John Episcopal Church, Jim Thorpe. Norman Eckrote

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16. St. Joseph’s Center, Scranton. Andy Hurchick

17.Jennifer L. Gifts & Antiques, Tunkhannock. Debbie Sylvester

18. Lackawanna County Prison, Scranton. Donna Gard

19. Fern Hall Inn, Clifford. Ann Marie Warren

20. Funeral Home in Lackawanna County. Louis Rapoch

21.Johnson College, Scranton. Tim Robinson

22. Coal Mine Entrance, Nay Aug Park, Scranton. Jennifer Pender

23. Funeral Home in Susquehanna County. Debbie Sylvester

24. Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. Debbie Sylvester

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S E A S O N A L D É CO R We love these photos, not just for the door, but for all the embellishments!

25. Pittston Twp. Susan Riviello

26. Luzerne County. Jackie Ruane

27. Clarks Summit. Carol Hughes

28. Original door from 1898; Dunmore. Kristen Barone

29. Lackawanna County. Stan Burdyn

30. Luzerne County. Don Radnor

31. Susquehanna County. Jennifer Pesotine Tigue

32. Luzerne County. Sharon Hinchey

33. Luzerne County. Lisa Carrozza

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34. Leggio’s Restaurant, Dallas. Beverly James

35. Lackawanna County (with Clancy the dog). Jennifer Wynn

HOMES These photos truly show a warm welcome to these local homes.

36. 1950s arched door, Peckville. Allison Grant

39. Susquehanna County Lorraine Weston

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37. Wilkes-Barre. Courtney Brenner

40. Susquehanna County Emily Gumpper

41. Scranton Debbie Sylvester

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38. Antique glass door in Scranton. Rachel Sweeney

42. Jim Thorpe John Mullany

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D U P L I C AT E D O O R This was the only door of which Happenings received multiple photos. It’s St. Matthew’s United Evangelical Lutheran Church in Scranton.

43. Scott Kumor

44. Jennifer Pender

45. Lisa Peifer

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THE LATEST STYLE IN DOORS ariotti Building Products in Old Forge is in its third-generation of ownership. The 20,000 square foot showroom carries lines from 11 of the top door manufacturers including PlastPro and Masonite. All doors at Mariotti Building Products are pre hung on site before home installation. Eugene Mariotti Jr. shares his expertise on today's trends and top features to incorporate into a Northeast PA home.

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Fiberglass doors are the most popular for today's homes. Homeowners looking for simplicity and a relaxed look are opting for Craftsman style. Also popular are doors with decorative and stainable glass. Doors with decorative glass can cover the entire spectrum of color and style. Whether the home is contemporary or classic a decorative stained glass adds flare to any entryway. The latest trend this year is fiberglass doors with an exotic wood grain. The grains can be stained to any color including the most popular- mahogany, fir and rustic wood. To stand up to the changing NEPA seasons, composite jambs are a must. They are rot proof and do not require staining. When security is a top priority, go with deadbolts and impact resistant glass on doors. For energy efficiency, choose doors with LoE glass, which is available in many different styles. Visit www.MariottiBldgProd.com continued on page 118 116

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Continued from page 116 At Northeast Door Sales in Blakely, homeowners can find garage doors from six major manufacturers including Raynor and Artisan. The Muchisky family has been selling and installing commercial and residential garage doors and openers for over 40 years. Paul Muchisky encourages those in the market to visit the showroom to peruse the available selection. "Our showroom has several operational doors, so the customer can see, feel, hear and run the doors," explains Muchisky. Trained technicians from Northeast Door can install and service garage doors and openers. Muchisky offers a look at what's popular now and features to consider when installing a garage door. Stamped steel carriage house style are among the most popular garage doors today. Most garage doors at Northeast Door are two-inches thick. Muchisky urges homeowners to consider the R-Value of a door when making a selection. The system rates the gauge of steel and thickness of

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the garage door. The higher the R-Value the better insulated the door. For those looking for something a little different, C.H.I. has the ability to make a steel door with the look of stained wood. C.H.I. can also take a photo and jet print it on the inside or outside of a garage door. "If you love the beach, give us a photo and C.H.I. can print it on the door inside so you'll always be reminded of the warm sand beach," explains Muchisky. www.NortheastDoorSales.com

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Bugaboo Young America Bloom 4moms Serena & Lily Naturepedic Aiden & Anais Bob Dwell Studio

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

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5 Things to Know Before Investing Stock Market Tips from Biondo Investment Advisors Investing in the stock market offers important opportunities for growing wealth, but it can be intimidating to new investors. Whether you're 25 or 75 years old, consider these questions when deciding how to grow your money. Karl A. Wagner III, a partner in Biondo Investment Advisors in Milford shares his insight. 1. What is the intended purpose for the investment? Are you planning on retiring at 65-years old, or do you need to create current income? Maybe you're concerned about your newborn's college education or are considering a European jaunt. These issues bring us to the timeframe consideration. 2. When do you need the money? Most people are comfortable choosing investments for goals that are 10 years away. But what if you need the money much sooner? Are certificates of deposits (CDs) your best vehicle, or are fixed income options a better investment? There are investment choices for short-term goals, and each have pros and cons. 3. On a scale of one to 10, with one being money in the mattress and 10 being uncovered call options, where do you fall on the risk spectrum? Number 10 would be a very aggressive investment, such as a small startup company or more risky stocks. Ask yourself, how do you feel if the market goes up 15 percent and you reap a 20 percent return?

Conversely, how about if the market goes down 15 percent and you lose 20 percent? A number five on the risk spectrum profile would create a more balanced profile that would smooth out the rises and falls of the market. 4. What would you consider an acceptable return on your investment? The answer to this is based upon your answer to question number three. Generally, the broader markets have averaged an eight percent to 10 percent return on investments. Since 2009, the Dow Jones and S&P 500 have been experiencing a bull market. If you were a long-term investor in the S&P 500, for example, the worst 20 years delivered a return of seven percent a year — not bad! The best 20 years delivered an average return of 18 percent a year. Positive years far outweigh the negative years. (See S&P 500 Index Rolling Stock Market Returns, About.com). 5. What are the costs and fees and performance associated with the strategy? Ask how you are being charged fees. Is it a commission, which tends to be a higher up front, one-time charge, or are your fees predicated upon the asset itself? These tend to be much lower and provide an incentive for the portfolio manager to perform. In regard to performance, ask about the track record for the recommended strategy and how it was handled in the past. The portfolio manager is responsible for establishing the investment selection. You'll want to know about the portfolio manager's length of tenure. Investigate how long the current manager has been running the portfolio. Length of tenure is critical in long-term success. Call 570-2965525 or visit www.TheBiondoGroup.com –Christine Fanning

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Dallas Homeowners Open Gates to Charming Garden Text by Melissa Durante • Photos by Stan Warunek

nspiration for this garden retreat came from the homeowners’ trips to Europe, photos of their travels and the pages of design books. The Dallas, PA garden, featured on the Back Mountain Bloomers garden tour last summer, is just the kind of outdoor space the couple hoped for when they purchased the property over a decade ago. “I’ve always loved the formality of English gar122

dens,” the homeowner explains. The couple began with a simple yard, and project by project, transformed it into the English garden they envisioned. It began when they were inspired by a fountain on their travels, and decided to build one on their property. A pool house, designed by one of the homeowners with the help of an architect, was HappeningsMagazinePA.com

later added. The next phase added landscaping around the pool house. As the garden took shape and project upon project brought it closer to the homeowners’ visions, unique decorative pieces were added – including lanterns from their travels. While climate and wildlife have posed challenges to creating a charming English garden in the Pennsylvania countryside, March 2014


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the homeowners have been careful in their selection of plants and continue to maintain and replace them as is necessary. The homeowners count the porch swing as a favorite hangout– a place to enjoy a morning coffee or relax in the evening, saying, “We sit on the porch swing and look out over our garden. It’s a spiritual thing.”

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A Garden Oasis in Honesdale Text by Christine Fanning • Photos by Bill Maile

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ric Megargel's garden in Honesdale is a cultivator's dream composed of not only heirloom plants but also handworked stone walls and carvings. Ten years ago, after the family bought the almost one-acre downtown property, Megargel began its laborious transformation. The really special aspect of the garden is its fieldstone foundation, hand-picked stoneby-stone and built into a 240-foot curved wall, with stone benches. Heirloom flowers, shrubs and trees were harvested as cuttings and sprigs from the

gardens of friends and family members and planted amid stone edging. White birch trees, 10 to 15 feet high, found in an old rail yard, were dug up in Duryea and transplanted in the Honesdale garden. Silhouetted amid Lavender, a classic contorted-branched shrub, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, is from his mom's garden, and brilliant Bee Balm is from his uncle's

garden. Other specimens were transplanted from relatives in West Virginia and Maryland. “Heritage gardening explores the cultural and plant connections to the past,� explains Megargel. He points to his heritage as a possi-


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ble root of his talent. "There was a stone house in Hamlin built by my ancestors who were stone masons," he explains. "I harvested stones from a wall there that my great uncle built. No heavy machinery was used in Megargel’s project, now going for over ten years. The Megargel name sculpted by hand into a large stone on the outside wall greets visitors. A lightening symbol was carved by hammer and chisel into a stone bench, inspired by Megargel children, Eric Jr. and Katherine Marie,

who both served in the Navy. An ornate handcrafted white door leading to the upper lawn was designed and built by Megargel. He is most proud though, of his waterfall, also built into the stone wall, and featuring a large single scoopedout stone which disburses water into the

rocks below. Megargel’s wife Kimberly and their children have helped out over the years with the building of the garden. But, he admits, "It will never be done." The compulsion to add to it and make it better is always there."


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Bank 24/7 When and Where You Want New Technology Offerings from PNC Bank ith 23 branches and 70 ATMS located across Northeast PA, personal banking with PNC is already convenient. With the added benefits of new technological products, it’s a snap! Gone are the days of standing in line to make a deposit or being tied down to banking during the hours of 9 a.m to 5 p.m. With products like on-line banking, smart phone apps and upgraded ATMs, PNC has a tool to suit every customer’s needs.

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Apps & ATMs “PNC’s technology is focused on how to make the process of banking easier for customers,” says Peter Curtain, senior vice president and regional manager for PNC Bank. Over the past year, PNC has expanded its ATM network and upgraded its mobile apps. PNC customers have embraced the technology. The bank has seen a 20 percent growth rate each quarter for transactions via smartphone apps and ATMs. That does not mean branches will become redundant. Branches will still focus on building an overall financial relationship with customers, including providing products and services for today and the future such as mortgages, car loans and retirement planning. Virtual Wallet As part of building an overall financial relationship with customers, PNC offers Virtual Wallet for checking account customers. It is a one-stop shop for managing finances in one place, by designating money into three

places– spend, reserve and growth accounts. Through a high-level of automation, it designates money into the three types of accounts enabling a customer to see how much money he or she has and what to put aside for short and long-term savings goals.

Products Offered On-Line Banking: Provides safe and secure access anytime to account information; allows customers to pay bills, transfer money and conveniently store statements for up to seven years. Mobile Banking: With free access from any mobile device, it offers all the convenience of on-line banking. Mobile deposit allows customers to deposit checks by snapping a picture with a phone. Deposit Easy ATMs: No more envelopes or counting. Just add checks or cash, and the machine does the rest. Cash deposits are available immediately and checks the next day when deposited before 9 p.m. For added security, a receipt prints a picture of all deposited checks. For added ease, the ATM also dispenses cash in $1 denominations. As PNC looks to the future, customers will see options based on their needs and terms with an increased level of convenience and value. Visit www.pnc.com –Julie Korponai

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COOPER’S SEAFOOD HOUSE YOUR EXPERIENCES ARE OUR HISTORY Rich in History & Taste

Family owned & operated for more than 65 years!

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

Voted NEPA’s Best Restaurant in “Where the Locals Eat” & one of the world’s 131 places to get a perfect pint in “All About Beer” Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 6.

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

SAMPLINGS FROM OUR IRISH MENU (Served all Week)

St. Patrick’s Parade Sat., March 15th • Great Irish Fare • A Huge Selection of Beers • Entertainment

• Ham & Cabbage • Corned Beef & Cabbage • Traditional Irish Stew • Beef Tenderloin O’Manley • Scallops St. McGuire in Duchesse Potato Crust • Irish Split Pea and Ham Soup

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& COOPER’S CATERING HOUSE Catering at our locations in Scranton and Pittston! Contact us: 570-346-7049 • www.cooperscatering.com Perfect for your Wedding Rehearsal, Shower, After Funeral or Any Special Event We are a preferred caterer at:

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Home Equity Loan Q & A aking out a home equity loan comes with a lot of questions. Theresa Collins, vice president and district manager of Community Bank in Olyphant, has 33 years of experience. She offers expert advice for those considering a home equity loan.

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Q. What is a home equity loan? A. A loan secured by the equity value in the owners’ home. Most lenders will allow you to borrow 80 percent of the value of your home minus the amount that you owe. Q. Who would need one? A. A homeowner who has equity built up in their home and plans to do home improvements or make a purchase or have another financing need that may require mid- to long-term financing. Q. What are the benefits? A. A home equity loan can be a great option if you have an immediate expense and want to receive all of the funds up front and also prefer to pay your loan in fixed payments over a fixed period of time. The customer can make bi-weekly or monthly payments. Generally, payments are fixed and based on

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the term of the loan. The lender will work with the customer to determine the payment that meets the borrowers budget. A home equity loan features a fixed rate of interest, which means your monthly payment will be fixed throughout the term on the loan. Q. What are the repayment terms? A. Payments can be based on (amortized for) any number of years up to 20 years. Q. Is this loan tax deducible? A. Interest on these types of loans may be tax deductible, but to be sure it is always best to seek the professional advice and opinion of a tax professional Q. What fees should be expected? A. They generally include an appraisal, flood determination, property report and mortgage recording. Q. What questions should a potential borrower ask? A. Ask for the APR, Annual Percentage Rate, which will factor in the costs involved in doing this type of financing. Q. What advice would you give? A. Make a list of questions regarding interest rate, repayment terms and closing fees to ask as you interview your lender.

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Custom Building for Custom Living Let Custom Building by Carriage Barn Make Your Dream Come True

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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PET TALES

Old Dog...New Problem I'm very confused by our Old English Bulldog's behavior. We've had him for eight years and although he's completely housebroken he's had two recent incidents of peeing on the furniture. Are they just accidents or signs of a new behavioral problem we should address? Your question reflects sensitivity to the complexity of dogs’ minds, and to the distinction between a housebreaking problem versus a behavioral issue. He’s lucky he belongs to someone who didn’t potentially exacerbate the problem by punishing him. While one can conjecture as to motivation, the possible solutions are much the same regardless of cause. No, these are not “accidents” unless a puddle of urine appears underneath him as he’s relaxing or sleeping, in which case schedule a medical checkup. See your vet if you notice a significant change in his drinking habits, frequency of urination urge, incontinence or weak or problematic urine stream. Physical factors could include prostate problems or bladder infections. Peeing on the furniture doesn’t stem from needing to empty his bladder. Dogs’ instincts prompt them to proclaim property rights to places, things and, yes, people, by marking with urine, and testosterone stokes that instinct. So if your dog isn’t yet neutered, get it done ASAP before this new

behavior becomes an ingrained habit. Neutering isn’t a cure-all, and there’s no way to know in advance how much difference it’ll make in his behavior, if any. But intact males are more territorial than neutered ones, and lowering his testosterone level may help curb the urge. Females will mark territory, too, though not usually indoors. Thoroughly cleanse the soiled furniture with enzymatic cleaners. Changes in the environment may trigger marking. A new baby (or pet), a houseguest (canine or human), new furniture and scents tracked indoors can elicit the instinct to mark. Emotional tensions or even a change of schedule may trigger insecurity in your dog. Marking is a confidence-booster, so if he has separation issues or has felt socially demoted in some way, he may be trying to boost his own ego. You can help restore his sense of security by enforcing your role as pack leader. Present a calm, confident demeanor when you’re home; maintain order and routine. Leashing is a simple tool that works wonders. He’ll have to follow you everywhere, which reinforces your leadership role and allows constant observation, thereby preventing opportunities for marking. If he attempts to mark, interrupt before he lets loose, preferably with a noise-maker like an air horn that startles but isn’t attributable to you – you don’t want the impression he should refrain from marking only in your presence. When you’re not home, he should be crated or in the yard or kennel if he’s acclimated to the weather. Provide plenty of outdoor exercise and enthusiastic praise when he marks in spots you choose; maintain a brisk pace to discourage random acts of marking. After several weeks, gradually allow supervised indoor freedom and restrict his household access –Beth Dorton Dillenbeck, Hollow Hills German with baby gates. Shepherds blogging at www.instinctiveimpressions.blogspot.com

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NORTHEAST PA’S LARGEST ANTIQUE STORE

Pool tables k Jukeboxes k Clocks k Furniture k Toys k Lighting k Conversation pieces

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he Carriage Barn features two floors of room-like settings displaying authentic antiques & glassware. Carriage Barn boasts over 6,000 square feet of antiques. Custom refinishing, woodworking and delivery. Add a classic piece of the past to complement your life today!

1494 Fairview Road, Clarks Summit, PA From I-81: Take Waverly Exit 197

Going North: right at end of ramp, then the next two rights Going South: left at end of ramps, then the next two rights

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TREASURE HUNTING Bridge Street Marketplace– More than 7,000 square feet of shopping encompasses a consignment area as well as a multi-vendor co-op. Antique, vintage, gently used, new, hand-crafted and trash-to-treasure items. Credit cards accepted. Call for hours. Bridge St. (Rte. 29), Tunkhannock. 570836-4456.

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–

REGLAZING BATHTUBS, SINKS, TILE & COUNTERTOPS

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

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An 1860s Quaker Barn filled with antique furniture of all periods. 12 antique dealers with treasures & collectibles for your home. Credit cards and layaway welcome. 1605 Rte. 220 Highway, Pennsdale. 1 mile east of exit 15 of I-180. Open daily 10-5. Info: 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. February only open Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-4, Sunday 11-4. 570-586-1222. Like us on Facebook.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS All area codes are 570 unless noted

Special Events

March 1, Public Maple Sugaring Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. March 1-2, Dinner by Design, Sat. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.6 p.m., POSH, Scranton. 344-3841. March 8, Greater Pittston St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Festival, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., downtown Pittston. 947-2548. March 8, Make-A-Wish Foundation Polar Plunge & Chili Cook Off, 1-5 p.m., Deer Lake. 622-6962. March 9, Bridal Show, 1-3 p.m., Riverview Inn, Matamoras. 800-988-7941. March 14-17, Irish Weekend at Old Forge, Old Forge Brewing Co., Danville. 275-8151. March 15, St. Patricks Day Parade, 11:45 a.m., downtown Scranton. www.StPatParade.com March 15, St. Patrick's Parade Day Party, 11 a.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. March 16, The Renal Race 3, 9 a.m., Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. www.therenalrace.org March 16, St. Patrick's Day Parade, 2 p.m., downtown WilkesBarre. March 17, Dress for Success Lackawanna 15th Annual Luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. 941-0339. March 22-23, Endless Mtns. Maple Syrup Producers Assoc. Maple Weekend, throughout Bradford & Susquehanna Cos. 965-2679. 140

March 22, EnlightenMe Expo.com, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Nichols Village Inn & Spa, Clarks Summit. 240-7560.

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March 23, St. Patrick's Day Parade, 1:30 p.m., downtown East Stroudsburg. www.Pocono IrishParade.org

March 23, Spring Bridal Show, 1-4 p.m., Split Rock Resort, Lake Harmony. 888-802-2348, ext 855. March 27, Northeast Regional Cancer Institute C.A.S.U.A.L Day. 800-424-6724. March 28-April 10, Spring 2014 Film Festival, Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 996-1500. March 28, Slam in the Summit, 7 p.m., Borough Bldg., Clarks Summit. www.aacclass.org March 29, 7th Annual Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital Wine Tasting, 6-9 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. 387-2099.

Community Events March 1, 2nd Annual Bountiful Basket Bonanza, 11 a.m., McNichols Plaza, Scranton. 961-3736. March 1, Big Brothers Big Sisters Bingo, 11:30 a.m., Robert D. Wilson Elementary School, Waymart. 352-4228. March 1, Mardi Gras Dinner Dance, 7-11 p.m., Holy Family Parish, Luzerne. 287-6600. March 1, Dessin Animal Shelter FurrBall, 6 p.m., Inn at Woodloch, Hawley. 647-062. HappeningsMagazinePA.com

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March 1, Humdinger & DarkDinger Trail Runs, 3-9 p.m., Danville Primary School, Danville. 336-2060. March 2, Safe Haven Pet Rescue Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Mt Pocono. www.safehaven.org March 5, Ash Wednesday Fish Fry, 5-7 p.m., Moxie Club, Carbondale. 407-0389. March 5, Homemade Pierogie Sale, noon-4 p.m., St. John's Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Mayfield. 876-0730. March 5, Dinner at the Theater: "Rain," 5:30-6:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. March 7, Severing Seniors' Annual Pre St. Patrick's Day Cocktail Party, 5:30-8 p.m., Colarusso's La Palazzo, Moosic. 344-3931. March 8, Adult Purim Celebration, 7 p.m., Congregation B'nai Harim, Pocono Pines. 646-0100. March 9, AFBA Indoor Bluegrass Shindig, 12:30-5 p.m., Beethoven Waldheim Club, Hellertown. 610-253-2800. March 9, Boomer's Angels Dog Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Washington Pet Shop, Pen Argyl. 350-4977.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS March 9, Camp Papillon Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Brodheadsvlle. 420-0450. March 12, Vintner's Circle Open House: St. Patrick's Day Beer, 6-8 p.m., Vintner's Circle, Dickson City. 383-0224. March 15, Brian P. Kelly Memorial Race, 11 a.m., downtown Scranton. March 15, Annual Ham & Cabbage Dinner, 4-7 p.m., Holy Family Parish, Sugar Notch. 822-8983. March 16, Safe Haven Pet Rescue Adoption Day, 11 a.m.3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville. www.safehaven.org March 18-23, Friends of Scranton Public Library Book Sale, Library Express, Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. 558-1670. March 21, Manhattan Clam Chowder Sale, 4-6 p.m., Presbyterian Church, Dunmore. 343-6807. March 22, Keystone UNICO Indoor Flea Market & Bake Sale, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Villa Maria II, Scranton. 587-3423. March 22, Craft Show, 10 a.m.3 p.m., Tunkhannock Area Middle School, Tunkhannock. March 29, Strong Feet for Strong H.A.N.D.S. 5K Run/Walk, Roslund Elementary, Tunkhannock. hands2217@ yahoo.com March 30, Boomer's Angels Dog Adoption Day, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Tractor Supply, Brodheadsville. 350-4977.

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Concerts March 1, The Collage & Company, 10 p.m., Just Rumors Bar & Grill, Tafton. 845-346-6062. March 1, Mystifying One Woman Chorus, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 588-8077. March 1, The Fab Faux, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE. March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Dan Bradley, 6-9 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993. March 6, NEPA Philharmonic: String Chamber Music, 7 p.m., The Colonnade, Scranton. 270-4444. March 7, Kat & Tom, 8-11 p.m., Glass- wine. bar. kitchen, Hawley. 226-1337. March 7, Open Mic Night Hosted by Robert Tellefsen, 7-9 p.m., Cocoon Coffee House, Hawley. 226-6130. March 7, American Idiot, 8 p.m., Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 389-4409. March 7, Gia Mora & Charlie Barnett: Modern Songbook, 7 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE. March 7, Women of Ireland, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800999-STATE. March 8, NEPA Philharmonic: Stringfest, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 270-4444. March 9, Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert, 2:30 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Bloomsburg. 784-4515. March 9, A Tribute to Pavarotti, 5 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS March 29, 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: Organ Concert, 4 p.m., Elm Park United Methodist Church, Scranton. 871-0350.

Film Revival Series, Pocono Community Theater & Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 424-2000.

March 29, 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: Chamber Music Concert, 8 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. 871-0350.

March 12, Classic Movie Series: "Double Indemnity," 1 & 7 p.m., Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. 996-1500.

March 30, 29th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: Choral Concert, 3 p.m., St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Scranton. 871-0350.

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March 14, Theatrical Comedy Reading- "Silverstein," 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 588-8077. March 16, "Pinkalicious, The Musical," 11 a.m. & 2 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

March 1, "One Night in Paris," 11 a.m., Dietrich Theatre, Tunkhannock. 996-1500.

March 20, Bad Movie Thursdays with "MST3K," 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.

March 1-2 & 7-9, "She Loves Me," Fri-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., Royal Theatre, University of Scranton. 941-4318.

March 21, Comedian Bobby Collins, 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE.

March 5, "Rain: Beatles Tribute," 7:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. March 6-23, "The 39 Steps," Alvina Krause Theatre, Bloomsburg. 800-282-0283. March 8, "Toe to Toe: Canelo vs Angulo," 9 p.m., Cinemark 20 Moosic. March 8-9 "Planet of the Apes"

March 21-22 "Superman II" Film Revival Series, Pocono Community Theater & Cultural Center, East Stroudsburg. 424-2000. March 21-22, "A Little Night Music," 7:30 p.m., Performing Arts Center, Marywood University. March 22, Up & Coming Comedy, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111.

March 23, "Rock of Ages," 8 p.m., State Theatre, Easton. 800-999-STATE. March 27-30 & April 4-6, "Doubt," Providence Playhouse, Scranton. March 28-30, "Rock of Ages," Fri. 8 p.m., Sat. 2 & 8 p.m., Sun. 1 & 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. March 28, "Shrek The Musical," 7 p.m., West Scranton H.S., Scranton. 348-3616. March 28, Comedy Night Featuring Adrienne LaPlucci, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Harmony Presents, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 588-8077. March 28-April 13, "The Deuce Revisited," Shawnee Playhouse, Shawnee-on-Delaware. 421-5093. March 29, "Swan Lake," 8 p.m., Mitrani Hall, Bloomsburg University. 389-4409. March 29, "The Fantasticks," 7 p.m., The Theater at Lackawanna College, Scranton. 955-1455.

Art Exhibits March 1-April 6, Photographs by Robert Brown, Artspace Gallery, Bloomsburg. 784-0737.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS March 1-May 11, A World Apart: The Legacy of George Gabin, 4-6 p.m., Sordoni Art Gallery, Wilkes University. 408-4352. March 1-June 16, “D-Day 1944: Accept Nothing Less Than Full Victory!," Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. March 1-June 16, WWII on the Homefront, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. March 8-31, Photographer Tom Storm- "Scenes from the Top," Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. March 10-23, Recent Acquisitions, Mahady Gallery, Marywood University. March 11, Empty Place at the Table, DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. 941-7816. March 15, Second Saturday, noon-5 p.m., Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 226-0782. March 22-May 3, Ever-Changing Light: Recent Landscape Paintings by Collier B. Parker, Suraci Gallery, Marywood University. March 24-April 11, "Crossing Disciplines: Text & Image in the Work of J.M. Dunn," Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton. 941-4214.

Seminars/Lectures March 1, NE Parent Youth Professional Forum- Affordable Care Act, 11:30 a.m., Wallenpaupack H.S., Hawley. 949-4152. March 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, Tastings & Demos, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mill Market, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 390-4440. March 3, "Obama & The World in Historical Perspective," noon1:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 941-4089. March 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, "WWI: The Watershed Event of the 20th Century," 5:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 941-7816. March 4, World Peace Meditation & Reiki Circle, 5-7 p.m., Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center, Montrose. 278-9256. March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 & 27, Fit Over 50, 1 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 585-8113. March 5, Teaching Awards & Rewards, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646.

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March 6, Edgar Cayce on Holistic Healing, 6:30 p.m., Unity of NEPA, Wilkes-Barre. 824-7722. March 8, Fly Fishing, 9 a.m.noon, Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. March 8, Reptiles & Amphibians of NEPA, 11 a.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 996-1500. March 8, Glass Blowing Demonstrations, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gillinder Glass Factory, Port Jervis, NY. 845-856-5375. March 8, The Coupon Crew, 1 p.m., Wyoming Free Library, Wyoming. 693-1364. March 10, "Emergence of AntiLiberal Politics in Central Europe, noon-1:30 p.m., DeNaples Center, University of Scranton. 941-4089. March 10, The Menu: What the Fork, 7 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 344-1111. March 11, NEPA Career & College Counseling Assoc: You Have Been Accepted to College, Now What?, 7 p.m., Abington Community Library, Clarks Summit. 702-5700.

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MARCH HAPPENINGS March 11, The Middle East in Current Affairs, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Wayne Co. Public Library, Honesdale. 253-1220.

College Counseling Assoc: Special Needs, 6:30 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 702-5700.

March 21, Mystery Birding Field Trip, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

March 12, Ballads from the Great American Songbook, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center, Wilkes-Barre. 824-4646.

March 26, Fasting in the Jewish Tradition, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center, WilkesBarre. 824-3636.

March 25, Woodcock Watch, 6:30 p.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061.

March 28, STRETCH Creativity Conference, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Nazareth Student Center, Marywood University. 340-6060.

March 29, Math in Nature: Oh Deer, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319.

March 29, The Foundation for Cancer Care Children's Support Group, 10 a.m.-noon, The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton. 342-8874.

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March 12, The Latest Blade Free Tecnology, Bucci Laser Vision, Wilkes-Barre. 877-DR-BUCCI. March 13, Brain Injuries & Sports Concussions, 6-7:15 p.m., The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton. 614-3405. March 14, "Nasser's Egypt & The Origins of the Arab Spring," noon-1:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 941-4089. March 16, Violence Against Women in NEPA, 3 p.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 996-1500. March 16, 23 & 30, Learn How to Make Pysanky, 2-4 .m., Sts. Cyril & Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, Olyphant. 383-0319. March 19, Wyoming Valley Children in the Age of Anthracite, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jewish Community Center, WilkesBarre. 824-4646. March 20, Starting a Backyard Orchard, 6-8 p.m., Penn State Extension, Honesdale. 253-5970, ext. 4110. March 22, Feeder Fidelity, 10 a.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. March 24, "Autism: Practical Solutions for Complex Problems," 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University. 674-6724.

March 31, "An American in Paris: Straddling Two Educational Cultures," noon1:30 p.m., Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 941-4089.

Nature March 1 & 9, Maple Sugaring Open House, noon-4 p.m., PPL Montour Preserve, Danville. 437-3131, ext 223. March 2, Easy Does It Hike, 10-11:30 a.m., Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 828-2319. March 5, Middle Creek Birding Field Trip, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Monroe Co. Environmental Ed Center, Stroudsburg. 629-3061. March 8, Sugar Shack Scramble, Pocono Environmental Ed Center, Dingmans Ferry. 8282319. March 15, Maple Sugar Season Open House, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dutch Hill Preserves, Canadensis. 242-3406.

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Exit 305 off of I-80 570-421-6263

PITTSTON

TUNKHANNOCK

I-81 & Rte 315 570-883-5682

615 SR 6 East, Suite 1 570-996-0157

Exit 165 off of I-81 570-823-7264


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