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Top Spots for Brunch

Indulge in the most savory and sweetest meal of all!


Wow Mom! Become Mom’s favorite with fabulous gift ideas.


Down the Aisle Find out how local couples celebrated their nuptials in the Spring Bridal Guide.


Treasure Awaits Discover a treasure-trove of antiques and collectables at some of NEPA’s finest shops.


Take a Bow Give a round of applause to the graduating members of Ballet Theatre of Scranton.


Kudos to the Caregivers Salute NEPA’s nurses during National Nurses Week and everyday.


Make History Explore eight great historic sites and museums in our midst.


Stake a Claim Get back to nature with a getaway to pristine and people-pleasing campgrounds.


Hurray May! What to do, where to go, everything you need to know.

Photo: James Ruane ©

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National Lemonade Day









Swingin’ on Vine, 5-8 p.m., Vine St., Scranton. 348-3000.

Cruise into Summer– Vintage Car Cruise-In, 2-7 p.m., Eagles Mere Air & Auto Museum, Eagles Mere. 220-2429.














Happy Mother’s Day!

20 Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration, throughout Jim Thorpe.

Whimsy & Wonder Verve Vertu Art Studio, Friedman Art Gallery, Misericordia University. Through June 2. 675-1465.



Shawnee, Celtic Festival, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Ski Shawnee, Shawnee-onDelaware. 421-7231.

Memorial Day


Perennial Exchange, 11 a.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

Family Birding 101, 5:30-7 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Ed Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506.

Eagles Preserve Guided Hike, 9 a.m.-noon, Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.



Marvel Universe Live!, 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sun.


Beautiful– The Carole King Musical, 7:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. Through Sun. Vote 342-7784.



Spring Film Festival, Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 836-1022.


Victory in Europe WWII Remembrance, noon-5 p.m., Endless Mtns. War Memorial Museum, Sonestown. 482-2610.


PreCommencement Concert, 7:30 p.m., Houlihan-McLean Center, University of Scranton. 941-7624.

Grand Opening, Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. 536-6020.


International Taffy Day


International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Scranton Iron Furnaces. Through Sat. 963-4804.

Greek Food Festival, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sun. 823-4805.

Fine Arts Fiesta, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Through Sun.

Voluntary Action Center Run for the Roses, 4 p.m., Glenmaura National Country Club, Moosic.

Books & Brew, 11 a.m.-5p .m., Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. 846-1677.

Chocolate & Wine Festival, 2-30-7:30 p.m., Chestnut St., Montrose.

Jewish American Heritage Month National Barbecue Month National Bike Month National Physical Fitness & Sports Month Clean Air Month

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Dear Readers,

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there was anyway to impart the wisdom I gleaned to my 10-yearold daughter. Could she possibly learn, ahead of schedule, the things that most of us adult women need to relearn at various intervals in our lives? As we look forward to a month of celebrations – Mother’s Day, graduations, recitals, First

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Paula Rochon Mackarey, Publisher

balance and recognize our own value.


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Posh at The Scranton Club

Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The restaurant in Clarks Summit is known for its Mediterranean style menu and blending old world classics with contemporary offerings. Brunch here is a special treat. Located at Greystone Gardens, the ambience is warm and inviting. Tables overlook blooming gardens, plus there is lovely patio seating, weather permitting. Owner Dominic Saadi says Shakshuka is one of the most unique entrees on the brunch menu. The North African dish consists of poached eggs in a spicy, aromatic tomato sauce. Other popular dishes among brunch diners are Crème Brulee French Toast, Eastern Omelet, Egg and Kafta Panini, Manoushe, Café Burger and Cauliflower with Tahina and Pine Nuts. Manoushe is Saadi’s personal favorite brunch option. He describers the meal as a combination of zaatar (herb) bread, olives, labne (yogurt) and any style eggs.

Sundays 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The elegant, eclectic setting enhances the classic American brunch experience at this downtown Scranton restaurant. Guests choose from an assortment of entrees on the brunch menu, which includes juice, coffee and tea, breakfast pastries (scones and muffins), fruit, sides of bacon or sausage and breakfast potatoes. Co-owner Joshua Mast says diners at Posh cannot get enough of the restaurant’s Banana Foster French Toast. The delectable dish consists of thick sliced Challah bread, topped with bananas flambéed with brown sugar, butter, walnuts and rum, topped with whipped cream and chocolate drizzle. Posh also serves traditional brunch spirits offering a build your own Bloody Mary along with Mimosas and Bellinis. When it comes to his own brunch, Mast has penchant for Croque Monsieur– country style bread, ham, Swiss cheese with Dusseldorf mustard, topped with a fried egg.

Irem Clubhouse Sundays 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Reservations recommended Brunch is served buffet style in the Dallasarea restaurant with three seating options. Guests can choose to dine in the pub or patio, which overlooks the golf course or the dining room, which offers an elegant setting ideal for special occasions. The buffet features a spread of breakfast and lunch/dinner fare with specials changing 10

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weekly often to celebrate the season. For instance, on Memorial Day weekend, guests can look forward to berries with fluffy sweet cream and berry cocktails. Director of Sales and Marketing Joy Hubshman says the most popular dishes are the made-to-order omelets, which can be filled with meats, cheeses and veggies or waffles, which may be topped with fruit and whipped cream. Drinks include an assortment of juices, coffee and tea. Guests can also enjoy Mimosas, Bloody Marys and seasonal drink specials from the pub bar.

Buttermilk Falls Inn Sundays 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Henry's at the Farm, the restaurant at this Milton, NY boutique hotel, overlooks the grounds with views of the orchard and ponds. Rescued ducks, geese and swans wander outside. Henry's has a warm and welcoming barn style architecture. Brunch guests are encouraged to walk the grounds and tour the trails and farm before or after their meal. Diners can select from a large brunch menu, which includes the restaurant’s unique Pork

Belly and Huevos. General Manager CJ Hartwell-Kelly describes it as a delicious twist on the traditional Juevos Rancheros, “We pair this Mexican themed dish with candied pork belly, which gives the dish a sweet and smoky nuance that nicely rounds out the spicy notes.” Hartwell-Kelly says brunch favorites among guests include the award-winning chicken and waffles as well as the generous Farmer's Feast, which features two eggs, any style, choice of sausage or bacon, choice of waffle or French Toast and a side of fruit. As for libations, Hartwell-Kelly calls the specialty cocktail list, “ample.” A brunch favorite is the restaurant’s signature Bloody Mary, but guests also love Wildflowers at Dawn: Halfmoon Gin, Gifford Violet, Maraschino Liquor, Fresh Citrus, Property Grown Lavender Infused Syrup Rim and Prosecco.

The Settlers Inn Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. The arts and crafts style inn in Hawley serves brunch in the restaurant and on the deck overlooking the gardens in warmer weather. Executive Chef Ben Sutter counts Eggs Benedict as the quintessential brunch dish. “We have done so many different Benedicts. I love them because they are so versatile, but they scream brunch with the velvety egg yolk and meat. My favorites right now are a Crab Cake Benedict and a Fried Chicken Benedict.” Sutter says the dish ranks as a favorite among diners along with steak and eggs. He also has high praise for the brunch pastries. “My favorite is a ‘Pop Tart’ made by our Mill Market Bakery with a flaky crust, raspberry jam inside an eye-catching frosting on the outside,” describes Sutter. Beginning in June, The Settlers inn will offer made-to-order omelet and crepe stations for brunch. Guests can also look forward to a Mimosa Flight. The new offering will include orange, strawberry and cucumber lavender mimosas. www.thesettlersinn.commended. 570-536-6020. H 11

Fresh From the Garden

The Beaumont Inn Sources Close to Home


very morning, Jeff Huntzinger, executive chef of The Beaumont Inn in Dallas, picks fruits and vegetables from the restaurant's garden so he can cook them in his dishes later that night. He also picks the microgreens to add flavor to the food. When owner Rob Friedman interviewed Jeff for the job five years ago, he was impressed by Rob’s vision for The Beaumont Inn. "He just had great ideas for what he wanted it to become, and where he wanted it to go," said Jeff. That vision meant growing the restaurant’s food in a half-acre garden on the property. The garden has 24 raised beds, which yields about 139 different fruits and vegetables during the growing season. Downstairs inside the inn, there is a four-tier, 16-tray setup where the microgreens are grown. "You get

to pair your garnish with the dish that you're doing, which really comes into play," said Jeff. "So, you're not just adding prettiness to the dish for the sake of making it look good, it's actually a functional garnish." Jeff is no stranger to the garden. During his childhood, he visited his grandparents and watched his grandfather take care of his garden. His inspiration for learning to cook also came from visits to his grandparents and fondly remembers watching them make apple pie. Jeff first received his culinary training in high school. He graduated from a culinary program at West Side Vo-Tech in Pringle. There, he worked with instructors John Hudak and Heidi Miller. During his training, he also worked with Hudak at Huntsville Country Club. "I decided at the end of high school I was going to further my education in culinary arts," he said. Jeff attended Pennsylvania School of Culinary Arts in Pittsburgh. Afterwards, he worked as a chef at many restaurants including Woodlands Thyme Restaurant in Plains and Connor's Grillroom in Dallas. He says his cooking style was elevated when he became a chef at The French Manor, a fourdiamond-rated bed and breakfast located in Newfoundland, PA. As chef, he was able to create the menu,



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which emphasized French cuisine. The Beaumont Inn is known for serving fivecourse wild game dinners including elk, pheasant, bison and wild boar. The wild game meat changes every month. The inn also serves seven-course wine dinners, in which each dish is paired with a wine according to flavor profile. Recently, the inn hosted an Around the World Dinner, in which seven entrees each represented a different country. Last month, The Beaumont Inn participated in a fundraising dinner to help raise money to keep local farm Quails R Us afloat. "That's how passionate we are in using local ingredients," said Jeff, who believes in supporting local farms in the community. "If you see a farm that's in the process of going under, we are going to come together and figure something out so they can make it to the next year and

“All your passion goes in the food you're producing and putting in front of your guests for them to have an enjoyable night.” beyond." Whenever possible Jeff buys local, at places such as Brace's Orchard in Dallas. "That's the kind of

children– 7-year-old Jeffrey and 2-year-old twins Clint and Cora. Jeff is already passing his culinary skills to

stuff that makes a great community," he said.

his son, Jeffrey. For his third birthday party, Jeffrey helped cook fresh linguini from scratch. He also makes homemade ice cream with his father. "When he's cruising down Barnes and Noble, he's looking at cookbooks," Jeff said about his eldest son.

Jeff relishes cooking for patrons of The Beaumont Inn. "We get to put some fantastic food in front of great customers," he said. "And it's like you're wearing your heart on your sleeve, all your passion goes in the food you're producing and putting in front of your guests for them to have an enjoyable night." Jeff lives in Dallas with his wife, Valerie and their three


The Beaumont Inn is open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday and for brunch on Sunday mornings. Last month, The Beaumont Inn completed a grand pavilion, which seats about 300 people, for weddings and larger parties. H –Ben Freda

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Manning’s has no added r-BST. Visit us for all your milk, ice cream & yogurt! Locations: Farm/563-1702 • Meadow Ave. Scr./961-1645 • Dunmore/207-0405 • Clarks Summit/586-1288 Main Ave. W. Scr./558-1680 • • (570) 563-1702 May 2018


Compliments of JoAnn Marianelli Finnerty Bella Faccias

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Ingredients: 8 slices of bacon, or 4 slices of Canadian bacon, or slices of smoked salmon 2 Tablespoons chopped parsley, or garnish 4 eggs 2 teaspoons white vinegar 2 English muffins Butter Hollandaise Sauce: 10 Tbsp unsalted butter 3 egg yolks 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt Dash of hot sauce (or cayenne or tabasco) Ground white pepper to taste

Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes; Yield: 4 servings 16





DIRECTIONS: Bacon: Heat large skillet to medium low, add bacon. Fry slowly, turning occasionally, until bacon is browned on both sides and much of the fat is rendered out (about 10 minutes.) Use tongs to remove the bacon from pan; place on papertowel to absorb excess fat. Eggs: While the bacon is cooking, bring a large saucepan, filled 2/3 with water, to a boil. Add vinegar. Bring to a boil again, then lower to simmer. (Fewer bubbles means less agitation that can break up and disperse the egg whites.) Crack the eggs in a cup, then when water is at a bare simmer, gently slide eggs into the water, one at a time. (Some people swirl the water before gently placing the egg into the center of the pan.) Be careful not to break the yolk. The egg white will solidify in the water giving an opaque appearance (3 to 4 minutes) while yolk is still runny. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove eggs from water. Gently blot bottom of spoon on paper towel to remove excess water. Hollandaise Sauce: Melt 10 Tbsp unsalted butter. (If using salted butter, eliminate the 1/2 teaspoon of salt.) Put 3 egg yolks, a tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon salt in a blender on medium to medium high speed fo 20-30 seconds, until eggs lighten in color. Turn down to lowest setting, remove the center section of the blender lid, and slowly dribble in the hot melted butter, while continuing to blend. Taste for salt and acidity and add more salt or lemon juice as needed. Transfer to a container for pouring and set on a warm—but not hot—place near the stovetop. English Muffins: As soon as all eggs are in the poaching water, begin toasting english muffins. If muffins are not all toasted when the eggs are finished, gently remove them from the poaching water and set in a bowl. Assemble Eggs Benedict: Generously butter one side of an English muffin. Place 2 slices of bacon or 1 slice of Canadian bacon followed by poached egg on top. Spoon on hollandaise sauce, sprinkle with parsley (chives, black pepper optional) and serve. Buon Appetito!

Mother’s Day Dining Guide Failte Irish Pub and American Steak House, Dingmans Ferry – Enjoy brunch specials (a la carte) and dinner. Brunch price ranges from $5 to $12 and dinner $15 to $25. Live music in the pub. Outdoor seating, weather permitting. Reservations recommended for parties larger than five. 570-828-6505. Kalahari Resort, Mt. Pocono – Serving brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Sortino’s Italian Kitchen. Menu includes classics such as French Toast and Eggs Benedict, along with more savory options such as Fettuccine Alfredo and Beef Braciole. Adults are $35 (ages 13+) and children $17.50 (ages 4-12).

Reservations are strongly encouraged. 570-580-6055. Cooper’s Seafood House, Pittston & Scranton – Open Mother’s Day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Offering regular dinner menu along with a special Mother’s Day insert. The dock will be open in Pittston weather permitting. Reservations not accepted. 570-346-8049. Crescent Lodge, Cresco – Serving dinner from 1 to 6 p.m. Special menu, ranging from $28-$40 entrees. Live piano music. Reservations required. 570-595-7486. Stone Bridge Inn & Restaurant, Union Dale – Serving dinner noon to 7 p.m. Featuring the regular Spring dinner menu with added specials for Mother’s Day. Reservations are recommended. 570-679-9500.

Coccetti’s Restaurant & Bakery, Peckville – PreMother’s Day breakfast on Saturday featuring specials named after employees’ mothers. All mothers receive a free dessert. Reservations not accepted. 570-489-4000. Irem Club House, Dallas – Serving a Mother’s Day Buffet, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $36/person, $18/child (ages 4-12). Selection includes a carving station– ham, prime rib, pork loin, fish, chicken and more, along with breakfast foods and assorted desserts. Reservations & & pre-payment required. 570-675-1134. The Beaumont Inn, Dallas – Serving dinner from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. featuring a la carte menu offerings. Reservations are required. 570-675-7100. The Colonnade, Scranton – Serving brunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $49.95 per person, which includes five different stations and alcoholic beverages. Reservations are required. 570-342-6114. POSH @ The Scranton Club, Scranton – Mother’s Day seatings at 11 a.m., noon and 1:30 p.m. $49.95 per person, which includes five different stations and alcoholic beverages. Open 4 to 7 p.m. for dinner from regular menu. Reservations are required. 570-955-5890.


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Skytop Lodge, Skytop – Serving brunch 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Reservations required. 570-257-2114. The Settlers Inn – Serving brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or dinner from 3:30 to 8 p.m. Both are sit down meals with special menus. Brunch includes Tamarind Glazed Ham and Amish Cheddar Crepes, strawberries and pistachio salad, roasted shallot and brie omelet and more. Dinner includes spring watercress soup with mini grilled cheese, sauteed shrimp over handcut fettuccini in a light cream sauce, roast leg of lamb with cherry mint chut-

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ney and more. Live music from Dan Bradley. Brunch is $39/person; dinner is $55/ person. Reservations are recommended. 570-226-2993. The Waterfront at Silver Birches – Serving a Mother's Day Buffet noon to 4 p.m. Menu includes chicken framboise, country fried steak cholula, curcao mako, quiche gruyere, steamship of beef and a waffle mimosa station. $34/person, children 12 and under: $12.95, under 3 is free. Reservations Required. 570-226-4388. at Ledges Hotel – Serving Mother's Day family style dinner with small plates.

Menu includes five courses, the fourth course features roast chicken breast with roasted asparagus, crab cakes diablo, black garlic sauteed stir fry with soba noodles and ginger. $39/person. Reservations are recommended. 570-226-1337. Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale – Serving Mother's Day Brunch, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Menu includes caprese pasta salad, slow roasted top round, seared Atlantic salmon, eggplant parmesan stacks and more. $34/person. Reservations recommended. 570-536-6020. H


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Shines a Unique Light on Gift Giving hat if you could give someone a gift that drew them in– something that could create an experience of warmth and joy every day? Enter Marilyn Burnetti and her Dreamscape Lanterns.


“It’s difficult to put it into words– they’re so beautiful. Each one is different and has its own story,” customer Shirley Zerechak says. “I was just so drawn to them and I wanted to share that with my two daughters.” Shirley is speaking of the whimsical creations of Marilyn Burnetti and the Dreamscape Lantern Company. Marilyn creates one-of-akind floral, holiday, wedding and specialty designs captured in beautiful glass lanterns and accented with fairy lights. Lanterns are battery operated with a remote control and feature eight different lighting options and a built in six hour timer. With over 100 lanterns in stock at the store at 332 Main Street in Eynon, and new designs added weekly, customers report a very unique experience when shopping in person. Lanterns feature eye catching meticulous designs, vibrant colors, textures 20

and life-like scenery. Dreamscape also specializes in personalizing the lanterns for customers to capture their interests and passions. Marilyn created one lantern for a customer that captures the essence of her favorite TV show, “Outlander.” She’s currently working on a second lantern to add figurines resembling the “Outlander” characters. Before starting Dreamscape, Marilyn worked for 50 years as a hairdresser. Since she shares a passion for home décor and design with her daughter, Karen Palonis, the two decided to launch this new business venture. “When I saw what she created,” Karen says, “It brought me so much joy, I realized I wanted to bring my mother’s creations to as many others as possible.” So she and Marilyn founded Dreamscape Lantern Company. Marilyn starts her customizations by listening to clients’ visions and adding her own creative ideas to each custom lantern design. From there, she says, “Something just guides me. It’s a spiritual thing to me– I never thought I could do some of the things I do.” Call 570-507-0044 and follow on Facebook @dreamscapelanterncompany and Instagram @dreamlanterns for more. H

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D Agolino’s RestaurantFamily owned and operated since 1955. Specializing in traditional Italian cuisine in a classic, yet comfortable setting. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, we treat (and feed) you like family, seven days a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 7 a.m.- 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7 a.m.- 9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. 22 Luzerne Ave, West Pittston. 570-602-0663 Andy Gavin’s Eatery & PubNow offering an expanded menu with weekly specials. Open for lunch Sunday through Sunday starting at noon. 21 beers now on tap with a large microbrew bottle selection. Stop in and catch your favorite NFL game in high definition all season long. 1392 N. Washington Ave. Scranton. 570-346-8864 Coney Island LunchA Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice pudding and chilicon-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Closed Monday. Tuesday - Sunday Open 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 515 Lackawanna Ave., 22



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Scranton. 570-961-9004. Coccetti's A Restaurant & Bakery- Breakfast and lunch are served in this restaurant's warm and cozy atmosphere. Enjoy one of the daily specials, which include baked stuffed French toast, soup of the day, and a unique salad. Homemade baked goods available to eat in or take home. Try a chocolate fudge brownie, cake by the slice, a linzer tart or any of the other treats offered. Tuesday - Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 7a.m.- noon. 1124 Main St, Peckville.570489-4000. Look for the house with the green awning! Cooper’s RestaurantSee ad page 19 The Dock on WallenpaupackLunch and dinner are served on the covered deck overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack. Live music accompanies dinner on Fridays all year long and Saturdays and Sundays seasonally. Dock and Dine is available, allowing boaters to park their boat and enjoy a meal. 205 Route 507, Hawley. 570-226-4388. Failtes SteakhouseTraditional Irish Pub. Full service dining room. Spacious deck featuring live music. Call for daily specials and new microbrew options. 20 beer on tap. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11am. Sunday Brunch


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9am-2-pm. Great steaks, fresh seafood, salads, burger and lots more! 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA 18320 La Tonalteca- See ad page 23 The New Café- Dominic Saadi brings his Mediterranean style menu to Greystone Gardens, Clarks Summit. He plays off this world-class cuisine to create a unique menu - fusing Eastern Mediterranean classics with eclectic, contemporary offerings, combining comfort and creativity, and featuring many vegetarian and vegan friendly options. 829 Old State Rd. 570-319-9111. Savory Maza Lebanese CuisineEnjoy and indulge in a variety of fresh homemade vegetarian and meat meals plus daily specials such as Koussa, Hashweh, Ahi Tuna kabobs, kibbee nayeh and more. Dine in or take out. 570-969-2666. Settlers Inn- See ad page 7

Sibio's Restaurant- Serving Northeast PA since 1974. Casual fine dining specializing in veal, seafood, steaks and pasta. All of our desserts are made in house. Lunch Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Entrees starting at $7.95. Dinner Monday to Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. Entrees starting at $14.50. 1240 Quincy Ave., Dunmore. 570-346-3172. May 2018

Smugglers Cove/ Baileys Rib & Steakhouse- See ad page 21 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. Weddings, private parties, reunions. Serving dinner Thurs.-Sun. I-81, Exit 206, Rt. 374 East two miles past Elk Mountain, Union Dale. 570-679-9500. Stirna’s Restaurant & BarA Scranton tradition since 1908. Casual fine dining, friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Open Tuesday-Saturday from 4 p.m. On and off premise catering seven days a week. Exclusive caterer for La Buona Vita, Dunmore. 120 West Market Street, Scranton. 570-961-9681.

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Terra Preta Restaurant- Farm to table dining. Inspired seasonal menu. Fresh local food, homemade breads and desserts. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten free options. Cold-pressed juices. Full service bar featuring craft cocktails. On and off site food and bar catering. Dinner Sun.-Thurs.4-9:30 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 4-10:30 p.m. 222 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. Free Parking. 570-871-4190. Vincenzo’s- Enjoy casual dining featuring New York style pizza, homemade pastas and a special monthly menu focusing on local ingredients & seasonal produce. Catering services on & off premises. Open MondayThursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11a.m.-11 p.m. Closed Sunday. 131 North Main Ave., Scranton. (570) 347-1060. Wood Grille- See ad page 25


FashionFlash with S t y l e M a g D a i l y ’s

Maggie McGregor


t this year’s Oscar awards, Nicole Kidman stepped out in a column gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline and, most importantly, an oversized bow. Don’t let the mention of an overstated detail send you for the door! Let’s study the lady who does bows best: Kate Spade. Kate Spade’s dress designs made an accessory from childhood now synonymous with sophistication. Pictured is a dress from her collection that is perfectly appropriate for a summer wedding or a cocktail party. Kate Spade Bow Sheath Dress $428

Are you not one for drama? Bows can be subtle with the right design. See the sweater pictured by J.Crew. The power of a detail is to add the right inflection. The detail is what shifts 24

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Surprise Mom with handcrafted silverware jewelry. Retail: earrings ($18), rings ($15) and bracelets ($25). Available at: Fly Me Home, Pittston.

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MOM KNOWS BEST! Meet the Matriarch of Gerrity’s Supermarkets hen Joyce Fasula pops in at one of her nine Gerrity’s supermarkets, she may come in the front door. Now and then she’ll go in the back door. Like any good mom, Gerrity's mom likes to check in on her “family.” She gets a different perspective on operations when she's not expected. “I like to do things backwards sometimes,” she said.


Before she was mom to 1,100 employees and thousands of Gerrity's shoppers, Joyce Folan, daughter of the late Mary and Joe Folan, lived in West Scranton. She was the younger of two girls– six years younger than her sister, Judy. Joyce graduated from Marywood Seminary and Marywood College, married Neal Fasula in 1972, taught at an elementary school in Moscow for five years, then left to raise her boys, Joseph and Neal. Eventually she went back to

Marywood as a supervisor for student nurses. The grocery business evolved from a small meat market in Scranton’s West Side. Joyce said, “Neal and I worked in the store on Sundays, Mondays and holidays so the staff could have time off. We added canned goods, developed a large deli, introduced produce then moved to a large supermarket.” By the late 1990s, Neal and Joyce had just taken on five new stores. In 1997, while Joyce was employed by Marywood, Neal died unexpectedly after gall bladder surgery. He was 48-yearsold. “His death left a big gap in my life,” Joyce explained. “You're a couple doing things together, traveling together,

then you're single. The suddenness of it was devastating. He was a great guy, open and friendly, even today people say what a nice guy Neal was.” Neal’s death forced Joyce to take a more active role in the company. As owner, she called on the enterprising ethic instilled in her by her parents and developed in the early days of building a grocery business. “My dad had a plumbing supply business and both parents were hard workers. That entrepreneurial spark was there.” It also helped that her Marywood workplace, the community and her employees rallied around. Still, she was thrown into a position where she needed to gain continued on page 34

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a lot of knowledge, fast. “I had a great staff that stepped up and I developed a style where I would sit and listen. They knew more than me. I had a lot of advisors.” Today, Joyce's son, Joseph is co-owner of Gerrity’s supermarket’s, and Joyce works a couple days a week. When she visits one of her stores, employees may call her mom and she said it’s “nice.” Customers invariably stop her and ask, “Are you mom?” She said she enjoys her role, likes the feedback she gets from customers but doesn‘t like to put herself “out there.” I’m a little more humble," she explained.


“Joe and I try to know all our people. When they have a problem we feel a responsibility to help.” As for employing all those people, Joyce said, “Joe and I try to know all our people. When they have a problem we feel a responsibility to help. We have long time

employees, one in particular for 35 years. We are lucky we have employees that come and work for us and stay.” Joyce’s son Neal works in marketing in California at Adobe Winery. She has three grandchildren. H –Christine Fanning

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“We are a community bank that strongly believes in relationships,” said Daniel J. Santaniello, President and CEO, Fidelity Bank. “We love to see our clients at our offices. It’s those personal, face-to-face interactions that allow us to really get to know them and understand their individual needs. But we recognize it is increasingly important that the bank is available when our customers want us, no matter the time or place.” Customers’ use of time has changed. Under Santaniello’s

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leadership, Fidelity Bank made significant investments to enhance their digital tools to empower clients with the anytime, anywhere access, along with ensuring the added security needed. Fidelity Bank strives to deliver those digital tools with the kind of personal, customercentric approach that has earned them recognition. Fidelity Bank is currently installing “Tech-Bars” in each of its ten local offices that will include an iPad, iPhone and other electronic devices that the staff can use to teach customers how to use the bank’s online banking tools and services. Each Banker is trained as a digital expert on the technology tools. “Our bankers show clients how to use online banking, and we will also walk them through the steps to download our mobile banking app,” said Kristi Cleveland, West Scranton branch manager.

Santaniello predicts that even with new banking channels, the bricks and mortar of a bank office will always be needed. Construction is currently underway on Fidelity Bank’s Back Mountain office, located in the Dallas Shopping Center. Clients can look forward to the bank’s most state-of-the-art branch yet with a “Tech Bar," a digital community board to post ongoing local activities and a special spot that will focus on the Back Mountain business community. According to Santaniello, “Banking is a relationship business. Customers want personal contact, and they want an exceptional experience. That personal contact does not always have to be “in-person," but the experience should always be personal and exceptional – and we still have coffee and fresh-baked cookies!” Fidelity Bank has built a strong history as trusted advisors to the customers served, and is proud to be an active member of the community of Northeastern Pennsylvania. With ten offices located throughout Lackawanna and Luzerne Counties, along with a full-service Customer Care Center that also serves as a virtual branch, Fidelity Bank offers full-service Trust & Investment Departments, a mortgage center, and an array of personal and business banking products and services. The Bank provides 24 hour, 7 day a week service to customers through branch offices, online at, and through the Customer Care Center at 1-800-388-4380.

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he theater and the supermarket T brought Jenna Simonetti and Robert Mercatili together.

Jenna and Rob both attended Valley View High School, where Jenna took the lead in school plays and Rob worked on stage crew. Their casual friendship strengthened when they worked together at Quinn’s Supermarket. They began dating in 2008, while Jenna attended the University of Scranton and Rob was studying at Wilkes University. On Christmas Eve 2015, they gathered with Jenna’s large Italian family for dinner and presents. Amid the festivities, “Santa” arrived at the door for an unexpected visit. The jolly guest took off his hat and beard to reveal his true identity—Rob. He pulled out a small box and got down on one knee and proposed to Jenna in front of her entire family. Family and friends gathered on August 12, 2017 to celebrate the couple’s union at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Archbald. Jenna’s parents were married in the same church 34 years ago, as were her grandparents 68 years earlier. The bride walked down the aisle in an intricately embroidered princess gown, accompanied by bridesmaids in “Persian plum” sum38

mer dresses and monogrammed gold clutches. Colored roses and orchids served as vibrant bridal bouquets, complemented by the groomsmen’s purple paisley bow ties and pocket squares. In honor of Jenna’s grandfather, who passed three years before her wedding, Celtic rosaries were embroidered into her brooch bouquet. During the ceremony, guests enjoyed a fivepiece instrumental ensemble. To add a personal touch to the ceremony, the couple assembled a unique unity cross to represent the joining of their two lives. Following the ceremony, the couple rode away in a vintage 1930s Mercedes Benz convertible, while a trolley pulled up to transport the bridal party. Upon arriving at the reception at the Scranton Cultural Center, guests stepped out onto a red carpet adorned with candles and lanterns and found their table based on engraved chocolate seating cards. The night was filled with delicious food and plenty of dancing, beginning with a surprising first dance. Rob and Jenna spent weeks practicing a choreographed dance that started with Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” then transitioned into the 1930s swing-style hit, “Sing, Sing, Sing.”

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The couple’s cake station contained four flavor choices— including Funfetti, Rob’s favorite, along with hot fudge, berries and whipped cream. Toward the end of the night, Rob and Jenna returned to the dance floor, where Jenna sang Martina McBride’s “My Valentine” to her new husband. The night ended on a high note when the band played Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer,” accompanied by Jenna singing and Rob on the tambourine. Rob and Jenna spent two weeks traveling throughout Thailand on their honeymoon. Rob is a physical therapist at Forest City Nursing and Rehab Center and Jenna is a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Geisinger Community Medical Center. The couple resides in Eynon. H –Megan Kane

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rianna Finnerty and Richard Gryzboski, Jr. met while they were B both working at CVS Pharmacy in Old

Forge. Though they were initially just friends, Brianna’s best friend Ashley saw a spark between them. She gave Rich Brianna’s cell phone number, and frequent calls soon led to a deeper relationship. In 2015, Rich gifted Brianna with a pair of Steward Weitzman boots. Nestled in the tissue paper was another Christmas surprise—a ring box. Brianna happily accepted Rich’s proposal and they began planning their special day. On July 29, 2017, the couple wed at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church in Old Forge. The Reverend Patrick Albert, a childhood friend of Brianna’s father who had seen the couple’s relationship grow over the years, officiated the ceremony. Brianna walked down the aisle in an elegant mermaid-style down, adorned with crystal embellishments and organza rosettes. Her dress was complemented by a unique tropical bouquet put together by POSH, and she kept her grandparents and great-grandparents close by wrap-

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ping their charms around the bouquet. Family and friends participated in many aspects of the ceremony, from the bridal party make-up to ceremonial readings and music. Another key participant in the ceremony was Dante, Brianna’s dog, who participated in many photos and stayed by her side as she got ready. Brianna took special care in preparing her traditional “something old”—her grandmother’s beautiful wedding ring placed on her right hand— as well as her “something new”—her fuchsia Badgely Mischka shoes. She borrowed a diamond pendant necklace from her best friend and maid of honor and wore a diamond and sapphire tennis bracelet from Richard to add blue to her ensemble. Following the wedding, The Woodlands Inn hosted an evening reception. After enjoying cocktail hour outdoors, guests gathered in the grand ballroom, decorated in the couple’s vibrant wedding colors of fuchsia and navy. The table numbers were complemented by pictures of the couple at that age, and guests found edible chocolate truffles from Bella Faccias Chocolate at their seats. The cabaret-styled reception dinner was followed by a classic ice cream bar and chocolate


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desserts also provided by Bella Faccias. The cake, a six-tiered octagon of red velvet, was tiered with simple beating, a bling border and tiers of rosettes. At the top, a vintage bride and groom kissed over the top of an antique car. Family and friends danced through the night to music provided by a live band and enjoyed snapping playful shots in a photo booth. Beloved family members were remembered at a memorial table. To add a unique twist on the traditional memory book, guests signed a life-sized engagement photo of the couple. The couple currently resides in Moosic, PA. Brianna works as the Controller at Bricks and Stones Supply in Forty Fort, and Rich owns and operates Grzyboski’s Landscaping and Snow Removal Services. Together, they are coowners of Grzy B Properties, LLC. H –Megan Kane



Elizabeth and George A.Wheeler


oth natives of Scranton, George and Betty met at a local dance. Though financial restrictions limited their dating possibilities at first, the couple grew closer through car rides in the countryside and dances at the Keyser Valley Community Center. George returned home in 1961 after completing six months of active duty in the National Guard, and it was then the couple knew they were meant to be together and planned to marry.

On August 25, 1962, family and friends gathered to celebrate the couple’s union at Saint Mary of the Assumption Church in South Scranton. Monsignor John V. Bach officiated. Mary Donovan Rooney, Mary Willis Barkofski, Edward M. Wheeler and Edward Arnold attended the couple. Following a reception at the Keyser Valley Community Center, the couple delayed honeymoon plans to move into to their new home in New Jersey, where they lived for ten years before returning to Scranton. Betty graduated from the Mercedian School of Practical Nursing and Felician College in NJ, and she worked as an RN for many years. She retired as the first lay director of nursing at Holy Family Residence in Scranton. George, a graduate of West Scranton High School, worked as a cable splicing technician, and retired as a plant school trainer at Verizon. The couple has two sons, Chris and Kevin, and their family has expanded to include six grandchildren: Sarah, Jude, Angela, Alexa, Gianna and Jacob. Betty and George enjoyed traveling together over the years and have gone continued on page 48 46

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to Hawaii (twice), and cruised to the Caribbean and Ireland. They cherish the memories of their wedding and the births of their children and grandchildren and recall a particularly humorous birthday cake mix-up at the shore where George was labeled “Brad” instead of “Dad.” Through the death of their parents and George’s brother Edward, the couple always supported each other. They say they are truly “soul mates,” sharing similar values and goals.

They are truly soul mates sharing similar values and goals.

After nearly 56 years together, Betty and George say they have left little undone. They typically celebrate their anniversary with dinner and a movie, occasional trips and George’s favorite homemade chocolate cake. They plan to continue enjoying retirement and their family and look forward to many years together filled with humor, trust and love. H –Megan Kane 48

Finding Your Best Dress


wners of The Dress Lounge in Kingston, Jennifer Rushton and Angela Kearney, became close friends working in the hotel industry together. When they felt they were ready to move on to the next chapter of their lives, and with a keen interest in fashion, they purchased The Dress Shop in August, 2017. Rushton is a former owner of a local boutique and worked in wedding planning and event design. Kearney brought her background in hospitality expertise to the shop. They’ve worked together to establish their business with the idea in mind that they, “Really want to make everyone feel super special, no matter what you’re shopping for.”

The shop goes above and beyond when it comes to its selection, offering a wide variety including

bridal, bridesmaid, flower girl, mother of the bride and groom, prom, semiformal, homecoming and special occasion dresses. Rushton emphasizes they aim to treat everyone who visits The Dress Lounge like family, hoping to give them a truly special, small business shopping experience. For brides-to-be looking for just the right dress, The Dress Lounge schedules one-on-one bridal appointments to ensure that everyone has that special experience. When it comes to current trends, Rushton says that “free-spirited” styles seem to be very popular with brides right now. These styles often feature lots of tulle and lace. Off-the-shoulder and plunging necklines also appear to be very popular in keeping with the free-spirited trends. Overall, Rushton describes the current bridal styles as “whimsical.” For bridal parties, the shop is seeing a lot of mixed palettes, with bridal parties incorporating many shades of the same color and different beading styles. While the dresses fit the bridal party’s profile, they allow each member of the party to have their own individual style. As Rushton summarizes, “Everyone can get something they feel pretty in, but fits the theme.”

“Free-spirited” styles seem to be very popular with brides right now.

The owners are considering new designers to bring in to the shop, and continue to provide their customers with updates about what is up and coming. While the owners love the intimate feel of The Dress Lounge, they hope to expand a little bit more in terms of offerings in time. They also strive to bring even more dresses in additional styles and for more occasions into the shop. Visit H –Melissa Durante


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Gina Lombardi Tom Ferguson


mutual love of Starbucks brought Gina Lombardi A and Tom Ferguson together.

In the early months of 2015, Gina often ran to Starbucks in downtown Scranton during her 10 a.m. break. She soon became curious about Tom, a tall, quiet man from the radio station who came in with his coworkers at the same time each day. The two began to chat and progressed to Facebook messages, texts and finally a real coffee date. The couple connected quickly, and within the next year they went to a local jeweler to pick out the perfect ring for Gina. However, Tom didn’t officially propose until September 2016. One Monday morning, after they had finally finished unpacking in their new home in West Pittston, Gina texted Tom that they should cook their first meal together that night. Tom agreed and knew that the time had come. Over their first dinner in their new place, as the couple began to talk about their future together, Tom got down on one knee and proposed.


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ered at Zacharellis Gardens to celebrate the happy couple’s union. The garden ceremony took place in front of an elegant stone footbridge, and early morning clouds and rain transitioned into warm sunshine by the time festivities began at 4 p.m. The bride walked down the aisle wearing her mother’s wedding dress and her grandmother’s gold and opal ring, and the groom met her at the alter in a custom-made blue suit and blush floral tie. The groomsmen also wore blue, while the bridesmaids chose their own neutralcolored outfits to showcase their distinct personalities. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour on the porch overlooking the historic grounds. Instead of traditional bride and groom drinks, Gina and Tom named their signature drinks “Clementine and Silvia” after their beloved dog and cat, and instead of favors, the couple donated to a local charity in their guests’ name. In line with the wedding’s “secret garden” theme, decor included moss, Italian Ruscus and peonies, along with lanternlined sidewalks and escort cards attached to individual skeleton keys. The reception held under a cleartop tent allowed guests to dance under the stars— and dance they did, even before dinner could be served! Gina and her mother danced to the Spice Girls, while The Ramones provided music for Tom’s mother-son dance. As the night wore on, the dance floor remained popular, up until the very last song—Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run.” Gina and Tom traveled to Kennebunkport, Maine for their honeymoon, sampling local lobster and enjoying time in the quaint town and nearby Portland. Gina works as an employee for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in downtown Photos by: Jessica Manns Photography 54

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Gary and Kathy Compton


oth born in the Midwest, Kathy and Gary first connected on a double date with their friends. They made time for each other between Gary’s crazy shifts, since he was in the Air Force stationed at Scott AFB in Illinois. They enjoyed walks at a local park, summer drives to Steak and Shake and visits with family and friends. Their similar backgrounds—especially their shared faith—allowed their relationship to deepen. Gary surprised Kathy by choosing a ring and proposing on the night of her high school graduation. The couple married on September 23, 1967 in Lackland Road Baptist Church in St. Louis. Following a reception at the church, they honeymooned in the Smokey Mountains of

Tennessee and North Carolina. Soon after, they moved to Northeast PA, where they both attended Baptist Bible College (now Clarks Summit University). They continued to work at the school for the 40 years they lived in Northeast PA. Kathy worked as the president’s assistant, and Gary was the director of printing and mailing services and for a few years served as the women’s softball coach. Aside from their wedding day, Gary and Kathy say the births of their four children—Stephanie, Jeff, Jennifer and Debbie—are some of their happiest memories. Their family has since expanded to include daughter-in-law Chrissy and sons-in-law Scott, James and Craig. Over the years, the couple has enjoyed long drives “to nowhere” in their red convertible, playing songs like “The continued on page 56


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Way You Look Tonight. They also enjoyed hikes in Rickett’s Glen and sporting events. Travel is another of the couple’s favorite activities together, from the sunny beaches in Florida to trips to Scotland, London and Paris. They enjoy also visiting Honduras, where their oldest daughter and her husband serve are missionaries, and in 2017 they traveled to Costa Rica for the wedding of their oldest grandson. Now that

“Remember that you only have one life, so make it the best you can!” they live in Ohio, they spend time playing pickleball and spending time with grandchildren that range from ages 4-22! Through difficult times, the couple has leaned on the support of each other, family, friends and

God. They celebrated their 50th anniversary by returning to the Smokey Mountains, as well as revisiting the site of their early dates and wedding and gathering with family and friends in Ohio. In the future, they hope to travel to Austria, 58

Switzerland and Hawaii. Their secret to a happy marriage? Love God, love each other and love others. And above all, they say, “Remember that you only have one life, so make it the best you can!” H –Megan Kane

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Antiques on the Avenue- Customers call it, “a hidden gem!” An ever-changing inventory features vintage costume jewelry and sterling jewelry. Vintage ladies clothing, mens’ and women’s accessories– purses, wallets, hats. Kitchen items, Pyrex, glassware, small furniture. A small business, committed to customer satisfaction. Find us on Face-book. 1027 Prescott Ave, Scranton.(570) 604-0177. Fly Me Home-Handmade & Upcycled Décor- We create & sell one-of-a-kind mixed media, upcycled gifts and home décor using vintage and recycled materials! Specializing in beautiful mosaics and silverware items, including jewelry and custom stamping. Open 5 days a week. Call for hours. Like us on Facebook. 299 Parsonage Street, Pittston. 570-299-5301 Jukebox Classics and Vintage Slot Machines- Specializing in game room collectables, pin ball machines, jukeboxes (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. 570-226-9411 or 570-241-6230, email: 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 Wilkes-Barre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 60

Past Impressions- Treat yourself to a unique & relaxing shopping experience for all your home decor & gift giving needs! We are located in a charming 2600 square Victorian home that is overflowing with antiques, new & used home decor such as: furniture, artwork, lamps, books, custom wood pieces, new women's clothes and accessories, new & estate jewelry, organic soaps & lotions and so much more! We also have an women's upscale consignment boutique. Like us on Facebook! 595 Easton Turnpike, Hamlin, Pa. 18427 570-689-4123

Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings- Plains Antiques and Home Furnishings is the largest Antique Mall in the Wilkes Barre, Scranton area, featuring 50 Vendors with high quality items. Antique to Retro, including Furniture, Glassware, Lighting, Jewelry, Pottery, Artwork, Quality Collectables, and more."Follow us on Facebook and Instagram! 29 East Carey Street, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 18705. 570-270-3107 The Shoppe of Curious Things“Step into WOW!” Browse a variety of oneof-a-kind collectibles, quizzical oddities and curious artifacts from the early 1900s to today. Housed in a 1940s era automobile repair shop. New merchandise weekly. Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Like us on Facebook. 9315 Route 706; Stevensville, PA. 570-746-3536

Susquehanna County Interfaith Thrift Boutique- A beautiful thrift boutique and community champion. Find hundreds of stylish looks for you and your home. But the best part of finding a treasure at Interfaith, is that all proceeds turn into funding that fuels Interfaith's social justice programs. 17120 State Route 706 Montrose. 570-278-1776 H May 2018

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Lackawanna Pro Bono Golf Tournament ackawanna Pro Bono will host the 12th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Elmhurst Country Club. A Continuing Legal Education program on Public Access Policy will be presented at 11 a.m. CLE presenters are Frank P. Castellano, Esq., Court Administrator, Lackawanna


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Administrator, Family Court will address questions and Kathleen A. Walsh, Esq. will serve as the CLE moderator. Registration and lunch begin at noon with a shot-gun start at 12:30 p.m. Dinner and awards will follow at 6 p.m.

Lackawanna Pro Bono was established in 1997 to address the need for pro bono legal services in Lackawanna County. Approximately 200 Lackawanna County attorneys volunteer professional services. Since 1997, Lackawanna Pro Bono has matched attorneys to clients in more than 3,500 legal matters, serving over 7,800 people. To qualify, a person’s household income must be less than 125 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. Cases include landlord/tenant, unemployment compensation, mortgage foreclosures, debtor/creditor matters, child custody and visitation and protection from abuse.

Proceeds from the tournament will support Lackawanna Pro Bono’s mission, which is to provide free legal representation to Lackawanna county residents who are faced with serious civil legal problems, but do not have the means to hire a lawyer. Golf tournament participants will enjoy a variety of contests, including a $10,000 prize which is up for grabs in the hole-inone competition. “The annual golf tournament is

a fun and important event to support Lackawanna Pro Bono’s mission and expanded services, which include the newly established Elder Law Clinic. Through the Elder Law Clinic our attorney volunteers meet with indigent senior citizens at the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging to draft simple wills and powers of attorney and to offer advice on various legal issues” Executive Director, Sylvia Hahn, said. “We are able to make a significant difference in the lives of so many who would not have access to justice otherwise.”

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Wayne Bank’s 12 Tips to Protect Your Mobile Device A

s the use of mobile devices climbs, cyber criminals are targeting device users more frequently. According to the Federal Reserve 43 percent of smartphone users have used mobile banking in the past 12 months. “We use gold-standard safeguards to protect customer information, but it’s also important for users to keep safety measures in place to prevent sensitive data from being compromised,” explains John Baker, Information Technology Associate for Wayne Bank. “It’s easy to forget that your mobile device can be vulnerable, but any device used to connect to the internet is at risk.” Use the following tips to help protect the data on your mobile device. Use the passcode lock on your smartphone and other devices. This will make it more difficult for thieves to access your information if your device is lost or stolen. Log out completely when you finish a mobile banking session.

Protect your phone from viruses and malicious software, or malware, just like you do for your computer by installing mobile security software.


Use caution when downloading apps. Apps contain malicious software, worms and viruses. Be aware of apps that ask for unnecessary “permissions.”

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Download the updates for your phone and mobile apps.

Wipe your mobile device before you donate, sell or trade it using specialized software or using the manufacturer’s recommended technique. Some software allows you to wipe your device remotely if it’s lost or stolen.


Beware of mobile phishing. Avoid opening links and attachments in emails and texts, especially from senders you don’t know. Also, be wary of ads (not from your security provider) claiming that your device is infected.


Watch out for public Wi-Fi. Publi connections aren’t very secure, so don’t perform banking transactions on a public network. If you need to access your account, try disabling the Wi-Fi and switching to your mobile network. Consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) app to secure and encrypt your communications when connecting to a public Wi-Fi network.

Avoid storing sensitive information like passwords or a social security number on your mobile device.



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cutest of them all? “Aria” “Ella & Ike”

Absolutely loves children. Has an endearing respect for elders. Loves playing with her toys and hiding her treats. Enjoys learning and counting with her paw. An absolute joy to be with says Angela Fasciana of Jessup.

“Dunkin” Ella loves sticks and balls. Ike just loves everybody. They live with Jo ann Van fleet in Covington Twp.

“Seth & Sadie”


One of Paul Materniak’s rescue pets.She try's to rules the house but her eight other rescue brothers and sisters usually have something to say about that.If she's not hanging in a sunny spot she's chasing one of her favorite toys around the house in Kingston.


Rescued from "One Life to Live" by the Macavage family of Scranton. They enjoy their daily walks and do everything together especially snuggling.

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“Gizmo” Millie Rowe of Carbondale says this guy can usually be found in his favorite spot– laying on a blanket.


Cheyenne Dippre describes this girl as extremely playful and loves her big brother a Cane Corso Mastiff. She also loves hiding in piles of leaves and attending sporting events! The family lives in Scott Twp.

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This sweetheart loves attention. She loves to be inside and outside. She loves to perch herself on the milk house on the farm and watching everything. At the end of the day she loves to snuggle up on the bed in Scranton with Shawnna Morris.

“Tin Tin”

Teri Propes from Dickson City says she's her little protector all day– she follows her then sits on her lap. The beloved pup loves going for walks, and loves people.


The Extra-Curricular Factor


here are several factors involved in evaluating students’ college applications. These include a rigorous high school course load, high school grades, SAT/ACT test scores, the college essay, recommendations and extra-curricular activities.

Although extra-curricular activities are not required for high school credit or paid employment, these activities are important when students are applying to college. Colleges are seeking wellrounded students who will make a meaningful contribution to campus life. Many colleges will require that students list them on their applications and include them on a resume. Extra-curricular activities help high school students begin to develop their talents and interests and even future careers. They can teach students practical skills including responsibility, commitment and time management. In general, various factors at each college will determine how much emphasis admissions committees place on them.

involved in every activity or that they should overextend themselves in high school. They should seek to be wellrounded by selecting a few activities they are passionate about. Never sacrifice strong academic performance in a rigorous curriculum in high school just to look impressive in the admission process.”

At the beginning of high school, students should try several activities to determine their interest. As they continue through high school, the focus should be on the activities that they would like to pursue with more involvement. Ultimately, students should strive to secure leadership roles in their extracurricular activities. As a general rule, quality of involve-

ment is more important than quantity of activities. Extra-curricular activities also include summer experiences and community service.Some ideas for summer include the following: college classes,

performing or visual arts programs, career camps, private music lessons, SAT or ACT preparation courses, and travel abroad programs. Check for some additional opportunities. Many high school students have required volunteer service hours which they must complete during the school year and in the summer. While these are often required for graduation, community service is valued and important. Students are encouraged to go above and beyond their high school graduation service requirements to show colleges that they are even more dedicated and committed to giving back to society. Students can check for some innovative ideas to help them make a difference. H –Jennifer Severini-Kresock Jennifer Kresock is an experienced private career and college counselor.

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Profiles in Education: Christine Perry Perry’s Academy of Learning Centers Favorite teaching moment: When I see my students in their caps and gowns as they are graduating preschool; I am reminded of how hard they worked all year. Fun fact: I make up fun songs that relate to the curriculum. Attraction to the teaching profession: I wanted to be a teacher since childhood. Growing up in a big Italian family, I would take care of and teach my siblings. Advice for students: As young as my students are I teach them to "Do the right thing even when no one is looking. Your character counts!” They understand. How I would change the world: I would make peace, tolerance and respect for every human being. If we teach our children to respectfully disagree at an early age that is major step. Biggest challenge in education today: Finding the time to balance academics while teaching the importance of good character, respect and being your own person. I have a passion for seeing children learn and grow both academically and emotionally.

Favorite Aspect of Perry's Learning Centers: It is all about teamwork, working to help each other. There is a family environment that is a major part of what makes the centers what they are. I have seen many close relationships form between families and staff. The support that we get from the families we serve is amazing. Parents often tell us that they feel like they are dropping their children off at their second home. It is a wonderful feeling to know I helped to create that environment. My coworkers and LeeAnn are fun to be around. It’s a happy and positive environment where we are very supportive of one another. Hobbies: Yoga, gardening, walking, crafting and spending time with family. Favorite teaching tip: Make learning fun, exciting and challenging. Favorite book: Wishes Fulfilled by Dr. Wayne Dyer Favorite Quote: “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.” -Maya Angelou

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wellness. He has expanded his course offerings under the P/E and Health Curriculum and also acts in the capacity of mentor for students who struggle with the challenges of raising their own children while attending high school. He recently obtained his certification in Technology Education and has written a course in 3-D printing. He co-plans the school’s Family Fun Nights. No matter what he is doing, you can witness Caleb impacting the lives of students in a positive way.

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Resident: Watsontown Family: Wife Julie; two children Subject you teach: Physical Education/Health Experience: Mr. Caleb Petrin has been with SusQ Cyber for almost a decade. In addition to teaching, he has taken on the task of the school’s Wellness Plan, writing grants pertaining to health and 70

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Attraction to teaching as a profession: When I was a child, I asked Santa Claus for a chalkboard easel, and I'd teach lessons to my sister's stuffed animals. I love the idea of helping a student realize their true capability.

Lackawanna College Resident: Scranton, PA Position: Full-time Assistant Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Lackawanna College. (Also teaches at Marywood University.) Favorite teaching moment: Teaching effectively, to me, is a type of performance art. We're actors who inform, engage and illuminate. Each semester is an ongoing, interactive show, and we immerse ourselves in a 15 week run. It's just way off-Broadway. I have a favorite moment every single day of class.

Proudest academic moment: I taught high school English in Virginia for three years. After announcing my impending departure, I was chosen by the graduating class to deliver one of the commencement addresses. In a sense, it felt like I had grown up alongside my students, and we were exiting the institution together with a mutual appreciation, admiration and respect.

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world. ” –Malala Yousafzai People would be surprised to know: I write and perform original music; I produce short fiction; and last year, I even started my own small business, which braids together pro-

Advice for students: Be rigorously honest with yourself about your time-management habits, and plan accordingly. In my experience (and as the research continually suggests), one of the top predictors of student success is effective time management.

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become vehicles for hate and resentment. I'd like nothing more than to see a renaissance of love and unselfish concern in my lifetime.

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Hobbies: I enjoy international films, especially What do you think is the biggest challenge in Iranian, Swedish, French and Danish. education today? Favorite teaching tip: My teaching philosophy Decades ago, major shifts in education unfolded is entitled "Short Bursts and Tall Passion." I'm a over extended periods, and it afforded teachers firm believer in micro-learning and mini-lessons, much more time to both reflect and implement embracing social-constructivist, accomplishable meaningful change. Now -- with everrenewing technological “It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken trends, access to nuanced, increasingly reliable data, etc. -- we must adapt joy in creative expression and knowledge.” to new learners, self-assess our own –Albert Einstein strategies, update our content, and embrace new methods much more frequently. Learners of yesterday uncover infortasks within a single class session -- and I believe mation, but learners of today construct informain displaying unapologetic enthusiasm for your tion. As I see it, standing still is synonymous with content. Also, if your students think you're walking backwards. impossibly weird, you're doing it right. Biggest asset of where you teach: Lackawanna Favorite book: Raise High the Roof College reflects the real world. It doesn't exist in Beam, Carpenters and Seymour: An Introduction a bubble. I'm so proud to work for an institution Favorite quote: “She wasn’t doing a thing that I with such a diverse student body. Whether it's could see, except standing there leaning on the age, gender, socioeconomic class, race, etc. that balcony railing, holding the universe together.” helps drive unique, differentiated perspectives, Salinger H




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Ballet T heatre of Scranton Graduates FOR 60 yEARs, BALLET THEATRE OF sCRANTON HAs pROvIDED NORTHEAsT pA REsIDENTs wITH HIGH-qUALITy DANCE EDUCATION. Students have the opportunity to work with Joanne Arduino, artistic director since 1991, as well as internaPhoto: tionally known choreographers and artists. In Bill theWeitzmann following pages, six high school seniors share their stories of how dance has shaped their lives through their involvement with the Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Many have been committed to the Theatre since childhood and hope to keep dancing in the future.

Julia Kovalski

Best dance memory: Waiting in the wings before going on to perform in “The Nutcracker.” Seeing the magic happening onstage is really special.

Scranton Preparatory School Hometown: Moosic Family: Parents: Nicole and Mike Kovalski; brother, Michael Future plans: Attend college as a bio major with plans to attend dental school Interests: Varsity football cheerleader and previously a basketball cheerleader Favorite subject: Biology Dancing history: Dancing for 12 years, doing ballet and tap most recently at the Ballet Theatre of Scranton.

Lessons learned from dance: Discipline and hard work! Dance is so technical that it requires much discipline, especially within ballet and it teaches you determination. Favorite quote: Never stop believing in yourself. How I’d change the world: I would have everyone have a greater understanding of each other. I think that would help us all get along. Fun fact: I moved to Oregon when I was a baby and that’s where I first started taking dance lessons.


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Ava Angeli Favorite subject: Spanish

Scranton Preparatory School Hometown: Moosic Family: Parents: Lana and Tony Angeli; brother, Anthony Future plans: Attend college, major in hospitality management and continue dance. Interests: Dance in all genres and skiing. I also love watching sports, especially hockey and football.

Dancing history: Dancing since I was three: ballet, tap, jazz and hip hop. Best dance memory: “The Nutcracker” and the parade of the wooden soldiers. Lessons learned from dance: Time management and commitment Favorite quote: “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take.” – Wayne Gretzky How I’d change the world: I love doing service projects, especially with Habitat for Humanity, so I would continue to volunteer for those who don't have homes. Fun fact: I love to travel and meet new people!

Isabella Luciani Scranton Preparatory School Hometown: Dunmore Family: Parents: Rob and Heather Luciani Future plans: Attend college and continue to dance and travel.

five. I take ballet, hip-hop, jazz and modern. I’ve danced in our production of “The Nutcracker” for nine years.

Favorite subject: Biology

Best dance memory: Taking part in “The Nutcracker” every year, especially this year when I was the lead in the Spanish dance.

Dancing history: Dancing since I was three and at Ballet Theatre of Scranton since I was

Lessons learned from dance: Teamwork skills, discipline and dedication.

Interests: Dance, piano, archery, photography and writing

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Favorite quote: “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” – J.K. Rowling How I’d change the world: I would give all people equal opportunities.

Rose Hricko Scranton Preparatory School

Fun fact: Last summer I spent two weeks on an archeological dig in Portugal.

Nutcracker.” In addition to the annual recitals and productions, I participated twice in the summer intensive programs with ballet master Henry Danton. Favorite quote: ”Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

Hometown: Fleetville

Fun fact: I have been playing flute for seven years.

Family: Parents: Julie and Michael Hricko; brother, Robert and sister, Elda Future plans: Attend college, major in history and continue dance. Interests: Dance, Scranton Prep Cavalyrics, National Honor Society and the Equestrian Society Favorite subject: History and English Dance history: I began dancing at the age 13 and joined Ballet Theatre of Scranton at age 15. Danced in the annual production of "The


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Cameron D’Andrea Holy Cross High School

Hometown: Moosic Family: Parents: Drs. Jeff and Kim D'Andrea; sister, Devon.

Fun fact: I love to sculpt, cook and I have a black belt in Goshin Jutsu karate.

Future plans: Study art in college Interests: I enjoy violin, dance and art. Favorite subject: Art Dancing history: I began dancing at three and have studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop at Ballet Theatre of Scranton. Favorite quote: "Aspire to inspire before we expire." – Eugene Bell

Kegan Lance Commonwealth Charter School at the Rock School for Dance Education Hometown: Scranton Family: Parents: Alan and Rebecca Lance Future plans: To attend the graduate program at the Pittsburgh Ballet Interests: Member of the Phoenix Performing Arts Center Favorite subject: History Dancing history: Dancing since the age of four; joined Ballet Theatre of Scranton at the age eight. I have performed for the BTOS Senior Company in “Ballet on Broadway,” “Cinderella,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Ballet,” “Strictly Gershwin,” “Swan Lake,” “Coppelia” and “Dracula.” I have 80 performed the role of Harlequin,

Nutcracker Prince and Rose Cavalier in the BTOS production of “The Nutcracker.” I have also performed as Christian in the dance adaptation of “Moulin Rouge” for Phoenix Performing Art Center. Best dance memory: Being cast in my dream role of the Nutcracker Prince. Lessons learned from dance: Never give up. Dedication pays off. Favorite quote: “Lead, follow or get out of the way.”

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r. Min Kang recently joined The Wright Center. She earned her medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine. She is dedicated to serving the underserved and especially enjoys working with pediatric patients. Inspiration to become a doctor: I was a curious child; I always wanted to know why and how things work. After studying molecular and cell biology, I worked as a molecular lab technician. The more I learned about physiology and human disease, the more I wanted to learn the practical part of the human body, so I put my plan of pursuing a PhD aside to pursue a career in medicine. Why family medicine? I previously volunteered at a skating event with autistic children in Oakland, California. I learned that impacting children in a positive way is truly rewarding. By temporarily working as a teacher in Korea, I decided that I wanted to choose a healthcare field where I could work with children. Lesson from medical school: How to pick up a self-learning discipline. Once residency started, reading on my own and reviewing literature for 82

science. Now I am particularly interested in pediatric sports medicine, as I was an athlete when I was young. Health tip: Sleep is the best medicine! If you weren't a doctor: I would be a teacher. At The Wright Center, I get the best of both worlds because I can practice medicine while also helping train residents who are working in our clinic.

evidence-based medicine became very important. Why join The Wright Center? I wanted to serve a population that would need me the most. The Wright Center is an ideal place to satisfy such a goal, and it is not too far from Philadelphia, where my husband lives. Rewarding/challenging aspects of your job: It is most rewarding when sick patients get better! When those patients say “thank you” it really touches me. Most challenging has been shifting to practicing medicine in a rural area where resources are limited.

Family: My husband lives in Philadelphia. My mother, father, and sister and my nephew live in Seoul, South Korea. I am also debating adopting a puppy! Hometown: I was born in Seoul, South Korea and grew up in Osaka, Japan. People may not know: I was a silver medalist in U.S. National Intercollegiate Figure Skating Championship in Junior Ladies in 2008. I was the Korean National Champion in Novice Ladies in 2001, and I trained with Yuna Kim, Olympic gold medalist in figure skating in 2010. H

Areas of interest within the field: Before going into my career in medicine, I wanted to pursue a PhD in

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ational Nurses Week 2018 begins on May 6 and ends on May 12. Take time to honor all of those featured here as well as all the hardworking and devoted women and men who work as nurses throughout the region.

Ellen Gallik Wayne Memorial Registered Nurse/Case Manager Residence: Honesdale, PA Education: Misericordia University, RN-BSN Years of experience: 30 Responsibilities: Visit patients in the home and coordinate care in team area of Honesdale and Beach Lake. Best aspect of the job: Caring for patients and making them feel better. Anything that makes someone feel better makes me feel better. It can be difficult, but it is a very rewarding job. Health tip: Stay active and be proactive. Off the clock: I spend time with family, especially at the family farm, and enjoy walks, kayaking, Yankee games and trips to Disney World. Family: Husband, Todd, daughter, Marisa Avery and her husband, Eric and daughter, Jacqueline. Interesting fact: I love Brownie å la mode. Memorable experience: Whenever a patient

is happy you are going to be visiting them, it makes you feel good. When they say, “You’ve made a difference,” it is worth all the hard work. Favorite quote: “Always treat your patients as if they are one of your own family.” continued on page 86


Tom Molchan Hospice of the Sacred Heart Registered Nurse/Case Manager Residence: Waverly Township, PA Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing Years of experience: 24 Responsibilities: Oversee and provide care to hospice patients in the home or nursing facility Best aspect of the job: Easing pain and symptoms associated with the end of life. Health tip: Do everything in moderation. Off the clock: I enjoy street motorcycles, fly fishing, roasting coffee, home improvement projects, skiing, walking or hiking with my pit bulls and volunteering for my church youth group. Family: Wife of 21 years Interesting fact: I have been on multiple mission trips to Africa and South America. Memorable experience: Years ago, we had a 24-year-old woman as a hospice patient who had previously been in medical school. She had a brain tumor, and always seemed understandably sad. My co-worker and I would always try to cheer her but nothing worked. However, when I would bring my dog to work, I could not believe the smile that came over her face. I was so blessed to be able provide a small bit of happiness to this woman who died about a week later. Favorite quote: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son […]” John 3:16.

Bobbi-Jo Fleig The Pines Senior Living Licensed Practical Nurse/ Director of Wellness Residence: Swoyersville, PA Education: Wilkes-Barre Area CTC, LPN Years of experience: Six Responsibilities: Managing all aspects of nursing for the residents at The Pines. Best aspect of the job: Building relationships with staff, residents and families. Health tip: Never skip a meal, don’t forget to take care of yourself and always find time to laugh. It’s the simple things in life that keep us going. Off the clock: I spend time with my family and friends, as well as fishing, hunting and camping. Family: Husband, Tim Interesting fact: I’m terrified of needles. Memorable experience: Spending the last moments of life with the residents I have built relationships with and learning to love them as my own family. Favorite quote: “If only our eyes saw souls instead of bodies, how very different our ideals of beauty would be.” continued on page 88


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Stacey Baress Saber Healthcare Group Director of Nursing, Scranton Health Care Center

Thomas F. Mazur Moses Taylor Hospital Med-Surg Registered Nurse Residence: Dickson City, PA Education: Keystone College, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing Diploma and University of Scranton Years of experience: 33 Responsibilities: Collaborate with other care providers to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care across the continuum. Best aspect of the job: Helping patients when they need it most. Patients are in a different environment, being taken care of by people they just met and they are afraid. Change is constant. I enjoy keeping current with new medications, procedures and equipment. Health tip: Do everything in moderation. Family: Wife, Donna, and daughters Kerri Anne, Krista Marie and Kailee. Memorable experience: I held a patient’s hand who was dying and prayed with her until she passed. Her family did not arrive until she had passed and was extremely thankful that she had not been alone. Favorite quote: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”–Maya Angelou 88

Residence: Scranton, PA Education: Marywood University, B.A. in Communications, Penn State University, A.D. in Nursing, Responsibilities: Oversee all aspects of clinical care and act as a liaison between physicians and families. Best aspect of the job: Enhancing the lives of residents in a long-term care setting, achieved through rehabilitation and skilled nursing care; facilitating the transition into patients’ new living situations and seeing them become part of a new community makes every day unique and worthwhile. Off the clock: I build furniture with my husband and work on our old house. Family: Husband, Matt and sons, Alex and Matthew Interesting fact: Nursing is my second career, having previously worked in advertising and public relations. Memorable experience: To me, the everyday little moments spent with a patient make each day special. Favorite quote: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”—Winston Churchill

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Mary Rose Smith Scranton Heart Institute Practice Manager Residence: Waverly, PA Education: Community Medical Center School of Nursing, Nursing Degree, and Marywood University, Baccalaureate Degree Years of experience: 30 Responsibilities: Manage day-to-day operations of a busy cardiac practice. Best aspect of the job: I get to observe my husband (the cardiologist) extend peoples’ lives! Heath tip: The US News and World and Report annually lists the top health care Institutions, including several outstanding facilities in our region. Patients should research their treatment options and seek out the highest quality care. Often a trip to a highly rated hospital or healthcare provider will be worth their time and effort. Off the clock: I travel, read biographies, run half-

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marathons and train for a marathon. I also spend time with my family and visit my second home in Sarasota, Florida. Interesting fact: I had a modeling career while living in Philadelphia. Memorable experience: While at a fundraiser, my husband, who was on call, was summoned to the hospital to save a 35-year-old who was suffering a near fatal heart attack. While waiting with the family, my husband emerged from the cath lab with the best news: “He’s going to be fine.” I will never forget the father’s gratitude, embracing my husband and saying, “Thank you for saving my son’s life.” I will never forget that raw emotion. I know this is why we all go into healthcare. Favorite quote: “Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”

Residence: West Scranton, PA Education: Marywood University, RN, BSN Years of experience: Three Responsibilities: Traveling to homes throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wyoming Counties to teach patients and their families how to live independently. Best aspect of the job: Forming relationships with patients and their families. Health tip: Be proactive in your own care. Off the clock: I spend time with friends and family. I enjoy the outdoors, going for drives to the Poconos and attending festivals and shows. Family: Most of my family lives in New Jersey; however my sister lives with me and we’re great friends. Memorable experience: A patient with a progressive disease thanked me for helping her transition to in-home hospice. Favorite quote: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” continued on page 92


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Allied Services Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center Wound Care Specialist (CWCN, COCN, CCCN) Residence: Clarks Green, PA Education: University of Scranton, Bachelors in Nursing Years of experience: 32 Responsibilities: Skin assessments of pressure injuries, chronic wounds including diabetic, vascular and surgical. Also, recommending prevention measures and treatments and educating regarding the appearance of wounds, prevention and treatments. Best aspect of the job: Helping the residents; it’s the best when a wound heals! Wound care is a combination of art and science. I like to problem-solve and devise solutions that makes the resident more comfortable. Skin can break down very quickly, but it can take a long time to heal wounds once they develop, especially in someone that is already debilitated.

Health tip: I believe a body in motion tends to stay in motion.” Keep moving. I am running around all day, usually getting in three plus miles. Off the clock: I enjoy running, biking, swimming and yard work In the winter, my husband and I both work at Montage Ski Resort. Family: Husband Bill and two sons, Will and Tom Interesting fact: I have run multiple marathons and half marathons including Steamtown, Philadelphia and Boston. In May I will do the Ocean City Triathlon again, with my 85-year-old mother. Favorite quote: “If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you dream it, you can become it.”

Kathy Terryah Geisinger RN Staff Nurse/ Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Residence: Drums, PA Education: Lake Superior State University, Associate Degree in Nursing Years of experience: 43 Responsibilities: Work on a fast-paced, 30-bed unit and provide care for a variety of patients as a frontline nurse in the medical/surgical/ telemetry/orthopedic unit at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Health tip: Eat healthy and learn to balance your work and personal life. Make every effort to smile and find the best in others. Off the clock: I enjoy biking, hiking, spending 92

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time with my family, especially my 1-year old granddaughter. Family: One son and two daughters Interesting fact: Both of my daughters are pregnant and due within one week of each other. Additionally, I was selected as one of the Top 100 nurses in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas out of 30,000 nurses. Memorable experience: I once cared for an 85-year-old woman who had been bedridden for months due to leg and back pain. She had undergone spinal surgery and during her stay, began to walk again. The nurses gathered the first time she was able to walk down the hall, and we all clapped. When it was time for her to be discharged, I was lucky enough to be her nurse, and we “danced” her to the door

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Residence: Scranton, PA Education: St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, RN Years of experience: 44 Responsibilities: I have been a nurse for Alan Gillick, M.D. for 30 years. I’m involved in office work, his operative schedule and have even assisted in the operating room. Best aspect of the job: The interaction with patients. Health tip: You know your own body. If something seems wrong, see a physician. Off the clock: I spend time with family and friends. I hope to be able to do more once I’m retired. Family: Husband, three children with wonderful spouses, and five grandchildren Interesting fact: I am going to miss nursing when I leave. It was a very difficult decision to retire. Memorable experience: So many… especially with our older patients who have been coming to us for a very long time, up to 30 years. Favorite quote: “There but for the grace of God.” H

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Making a Difference That’s Out of This World his year marks the tenth anniversary of Volunteers in Medicine’s annual Music, Medicine and Memories gala event– and organizers promise this year is sure to be “out of this world!” The event on June 15 is held each year to commemorate the original grand opening of the WilkesBarre clinic in June 2008.


While past themes have covered everything from “The Roaring ‘20s” to “Havana Nights,” this year the event will be galaxy-themed. Jeff DeAngelo and dental care for free. This support is critical to helpof DeAngelo Design will bring ing Volunteers in Medicine as an intergalactic spin to the While Volunteers in Medicine they continue to provide ballroom at Woodlands Inn and hold other fundraisers throughhealthcare services to those in Resort, and the catering team out the year, the gala event is NEPA who are employed but at Woodlands will offer a variety the the organization's largest who cannot afford health of food selections at the Venus, fundraiser, and organizers aim Mars, Neptune and Moon “The proceeds raised are crucial in to raise $150,000 through dining stations. The experihelping us continue to be the safety- the Galaxy Gala this year. ence is complete with The clinic is not governfuturistic music selections net provider of over 33,000 uninsured ment-funded, and as individuals in Luzerne County.” and a special performance Ranieli explains, “The proby a New York City-based Lady ceeds raised from our annual insurance. The clinic is one of a Gaga impersonator. Gala are crucial in helping us kind in the area, offering a fullcontinue to be the safety-net Speaking to the past success of time, full-service clinic that provider of over 33,000 uninthe gala, organizer Kelly Ranieli provides chiropractic care, sured individuals in Luzerne points out, “We are very fortuphysical therapy, podiatry, County.” Ranieli emphasizes nate each year to have an counseling, psychiatric evaluathat the primary goal of increase in the number of tions and treatment, chronic Volunteers in Medicine is, “to volunteers, sponsors, donors and disease management, Reiki, continue to keep our communicommunity members that supcase management, nutritional ty healthy, well and working by port and attend the gala.” education, diagnostic testing providing free services to the uninsured population.” Organizers also hopes the funds raised can help with renovations to the clinic’s second floor. The goal is to dedicate this second floor space to a new behavioral health and wellness program. Visit H –Melissa Durante 96

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or the past 110 years, Scranton’s Everhart Museum has offered arts and culture to the NEPA community. On Saturday, June 9 at 6 p.m. the museum will host its second Everhart Honors event. Guests will enjoy cocktails, passed hors d’oeuvres and an Italian Ice Cart on the tented lawn and museum’s first floor. Entertainment will be "A Tribute to Frank Sinatra" with Chris DiMattio and Kenny McGraw's Brass and Ivory.

The Everhart Honors recipient champions accessibility to the arts and truly embraces the stewardship, expansion and experience of the Everhart's collections. The award is called the “Lois Kearney Award,” in honor of the first recipient and embodies the honoree’s generous spirit, dedication to and support of the Everhart Museum and deep commitment to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community. Mark DeStefano is this year’s recipient. “Mark is absolutely an exemplary supporter of the Everhart Museum and numerous other area nonprofits,” said Museum Marketing Director Dawn McGurl.

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Great Historic Sites

The Museum at Bethel Woods Bethel, NY Bethel Woods perpetuates the ideals of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The ‘60s was a time of significant cultural, political and social change, a lot of which was conveyed through music. The museum and historic site celebrate and honor the arts from this era, while simultaneously drawing a parallel to the present. The 7,000 square-foot Main Exhibit Gallery features 21 films, six interactive productions, over 170 artifacts on display, and more than 300 photo panels. The overwhelming guest favorite is the “Road to Woodstock” film, which depicts the individual cross-country journeys of Woodstock attendees. This feature is projected on the windshield of a reproduction psychedelic


bus. Museum Director and Senior Curator, Wade Lawrence admits his favorite exhibit is always the current special exhibit. This year’s Peter Max: Early Paintings exhibit is bright, cosmic and colorful. The art mixed with original Peter Max apparel and accessories is something special and fun for all ages. Plus there is a photo booth. Wade says most visitors are surprised to learn Woodstock didn’t happen in Woodstock. The festival location changed several times before it finally happened at Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, Sullivan County, New York, about an hour and a half drive away from Woodstock, NY. Wade says no visit to the museum is complete without a trip to the original Woodstock festival field. It remains peaceful, green, and largely untouched. A monument marks the location. According to Wade, a visit to the field is a call to action, effectively reminding visitors of the power of peace, love, and music. for

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Bucks County Civil War Museum Doylestown, PA About 500 people annually tour the museum located in a historic 1835 house in downtown Doylestown. Executive Director Dee Ann Smith says the museum helps today’s visitors understand the underlying causes and effects of the Civil War, which can lead to greater understanding of the schism in today’s society. According to Smith, most notable among the collection is Mary Lincoln’s portable wooden writing case shaped like an ear of corn. She also points to rare firearms and a bronze Lincoln life mask as must-see

artifacts. Visitors this year will also get to see two recently restored Civil War era flags. On May 19 the museum will rededicate the town’s Civil War Monument, which is one of the three oldest in the country. The original funds for that monument were raised by soldiers who baked bread while they were stationed on Morris Island and sold it to other soldiers for a nickel a loaf. They raised $1,600, which became the seed money for constructing the monument dedicated to their fallen comrades. The monument was first dedicated during Doylestown’s Memorial Day Parade in 1868, which is one of the oldest continuous Memorial Day Parades in the country.

The National Clock & Watch Museum Columbia, PA

from early non-mechanical devices to today's atomic and radio-controlled clocks.

Established in 1977 to share the history and appreciation of timekeeping, the museum boasts 12,000 items and is the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America. The Museum features a wide variety of clocks, watches, tools and other time-related items. Nineteenth-century American clocks and watches comprise the largest part of the collection. However, additional collections include early English tallcase clocks, Asian timepieces from Japan and China and timekeeping devices from Germany, France, the Netherlands and Russia. Chronologically, the exhibits take visitors on a tour through the entire history of timekeeping technology

Kim Craven, coordinator of marketing and special events says in today’s digital world, it’s especially important for young people to learn time in a traditional way. Also, it’s important to learn how keeping time got its start through the measurement of sand or water or the direction of the sun. Craven says visitors should not miss the Engle Monumental Clock. It took Hazleton, PA clockmaker Stephen Decatur Engle 20 years to finish the timepiece, which measures 11 feet high, eight feet wide and three feet deep and contains three towers. Upon completion in 1879, Engle turned

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Sayre Historical Society Museum Sayre, PA

ing 15–25 cents to view it. Among its mechanical features are two organ movements, 48 moving figures and a new type of tellurian that illustrates the positions of the moon, constellations and zodiac, relative to the rotating Earth. The clock also indicates the day of the week, current month, the phase of the moon and even the current tides. Craven appreciates how the museum takes some visitors by surprise, “Even those who come to visit who aren’t into timekeeping, can also be amazed at the beautiful woodworking and painting on the glass of the clocks.” Craven points to the ever changing exhibits and special events that attracts new and returning visitors. The Hogwood Exhibit of French Carriage Clocks is currently on display and Hops ‘n’ Clocks, a popular annual beer and food tasting is set for July 6.

engine and watching the wheels turn and the song “Mr. Dooley” play in the background.” About 2,100

It’s only fitting, the museum dedicated to preserving the history of Sayre (Bradford County) is housed in one of its most iconic landmarks. In 2002, the historical society relocated to the former Lehigh Valley Passenger Railroad Station in town. Now the two-story brick structure built in the Queen Ann Victorian style displays a valuable collection of items relating to the history of Sayre and the Lehigh Valley Railroad. The historical society started from a collection of artifacts from the former Valley Railroad Museum which disbanded in 1996. Historical Society President Michael Frantz counts the coin-operated scale model steam locomotive dating from the early 1900s as the most unique item in the collection. Frantz admits one of his favorite things is, “Putting a nickel into the coin-operated model steam

people visit the museum each year. A History Fair held every September, which features local collectors displaying unique items of history, is always a favorite among visitors. A new exhibit titled, "The Fight for Liberty: Sayre in World War I" is on display through September 5. Upcoming special events include Celebration at the Station, a wine and craft beer tasting event on May 23 from 5 to 7 p.m. and Caboose Day featuring local railroad historians on June 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. continued on page 106


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The National Canal Museum Easton, PA Here, visitors can learn the story of America’s historic towpath canals with a specific focus on the Lehigh and Delaware Canals. The museum interprets the history and culture of canals, as well as the science and technology behind its building, through a variety of exhibits and hands-on activities. Children and adults can harness a mule, steer a canal boat, and engage in activities that help them learn how canals were built and what life was like for those who worked on them. Daphne Mayer, museum and education director underscores the importance of the museum, “Canals transformed our country from a largely rural landscape to a thriving industrial economy. The shipment of goods on the Lehigh and

Eagles Mere Air & Auto Museum Eagles Mere, PA These museums share a close proximity and a similar mission– to keep the golden age of aviation alive and chronicle the history of auto-

Delaware Canals, especially anthracite coal, fueled the Industrial Revolution.” The museum boasts a rare collection of late 19th and 20th century canal boat models. Visitors should be sure to take a 45-minute ride on the Josiah White II, the only muledrawn canal boat on the East Coast. A costumed interpreter narrates the leisurely cruise, telling the story of the building of the Lehigh Canal and its role in the Industrial Revolution. Visitors also get to meet the mules, Hank and George. The museum is located in Hugh Moore Park. The complex includes a welcome center and a Locktender’s House dating to the 1920s. The museum is gearing up for the 30th anniversary of the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor on June 2 with a Founder’s Day Celebration. A variety of special events throughout the year include themed dinner cruises with live entertainment, a pirate weekend in September and Haunted Hugh Moore Park in October.

mobiles through the decades. The air museum consists of four hangers housing a living collection of airplanes, airplane engines and related toys and artifacts dating from 1908-1935. According to Manager Karen Heisman, about 80 percent of the museum’s biplanes do fly and may often be seen in action on weekends. The museum’s most unique artifact is also its newest– a 1917 Jenny biplane. Heisman also advises visitors not to miss the museum’s exhibits on women’s aviation. continued on page 108

The two-story handicapped accessible building next door houses over 75 vehicles from the 1950s and ‘60s plus vintage memorabilia. The collection includes classic hot rods, pick up trucks, Camaros and Woodys. The display includes a rare McMullen Roadster. The museum also explores automobile-related history with its vast assortment of antique neon and metal signs, gas pumps and other memorabilia. “Lefty’s Garage” is an exact replica of a garage that was transferred in its entirety from a neighboring town to the museum. Special events are held throughout the season at both locations. Upcoming is a Cruise-In on May 26 and a Father’s Day Car Rally on June 17.

The Oldest House Laceyville, PA Artifacts within an artifact– that’s an apt description for this historic site, which dates to 1781. Though added on and remodeled through the years, the original structure that was built overlooking the Susquehanna River for James Smith, remains intact. The Laceyville Historical society preserves the home as an early example of colonial life in the small Wyoming County town.

Collections housed within include photos, maps, postcards, genealogies and belongings of former residents and Laceyville citizens. Visitors can see a display of rare artifacts such as quilts hand-pieced in the late 1800s, original copies of the local newspaper, from 1893, copies of hotel guest books hand written in 1885 and local doctor’s and store keeper’s ledgers from the late 1800s. A large collection of post cards made from the photos of E. K. Sturdevant depict Laceyville, as the Susquehanna River, North Branch Canal and the Lehigh Valley Railroad. Also on display is an original plaid taffeta wedding gown from 1863 given to the House by the bride’s granddaughter. The three-story frame house has the original keeping room with an entry door facing the Susquehanna River. It features an, 8 by 12 foot fireplace with a large stone chimney extending up continued on page 110

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through the three floors. The second, or main floor, has a door opening to Laceyville’s Main Street and two back doors that lead out to a long porch added by the Historical Society. Debbie Stevens says she enjoys the history and research involved in her role as vice president of the Oldest House. “We are in the middle stages of applying for recognition on the National Registry of Historical Places,” explains Stevens. “It has been two years of tracing Connecticut and Pennsylvania history through the Pennamite Wars and the formation of counties and boundaries in order to try and track down the origins of Laceyville’s Oldest House.” The Oldest House

Thomas T. Taber Museum Williamsport, PA Operated by The Lycoming County Historical Society, the museum dates to 1907. It’s tasked with preserving the history and artifacts of the largest county in Pennsylvania. Williamsport was once known as the “lumber capital of the world” so many of the exhibits are dedicated to that era in time. Executive Director Gary W. Parks, counts replicas of a frontier cabin, general store and a one-room school house among his favorite exhibits in the museum. But the most rare item in the collection is the Larue C. Shempp Model Train


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Collection. It is one of the finest, and largest, model train collections in America. One of the premier pieces is the Super #381, an engine handmade in Italy in 1926, but never placed in production. Lionel officials said, “it was too big for a kid to handle.” It remained in the Lionel showroom for 32 years until Shempp, a Lycoming County native, purchased it in 1960. It is one-of-akind. Visitors can see two layouts on display. Parks also recommends visitors watch a 22-minute “silent film” produced for the museum. It features the work of photographer D. Vincent Smith who traveled throughout the county by bicycle in the late 1890s photographing the people and places of the region. Smith documented the events, families, businesses, disasters and ordinary life of Lycoming County through the 1950s. This summer the museum will debut a special exhibit focusing on the impact o World War I on Lycoming County. H

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Books and Brew Fest at 11 a.m. This includes a complimentary Brew Fest glass, access to an exclusive free brew tasting, entrance to the brew master, continuous live music, food and vendors. Access to tables and chairs under the tent is also available for the entire event for those with VIP tickets. General admission tickets allow entry the grounds at noon and include the complimentary Brew Fest

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An Olympic Sized Birthday Bash! Jim Thorpe Honors its Namesake the monument to the high school stadium to light its own Olympic cauldron to kick off the Special Olympics Track and Field Competition. Runners will then carry a torch downtown to light a second flame in Josiah White Park. An announcement will be made declaring May 19, 2018 as “James Francis Thorpe Day” by the Pennsylvania House.


ounded on coal and known as the resting place of one of America’s greatest athletes– the town of Jim Thorpe offers an eclectic mix of history, cultural diversity and outdoor adventure. On May 19 and 20, the borough will commemorate its storied past with events that honor the culture of its namesake–Native American athlete and Olympic gold medalist, Jim Thorpe. Known as the “Athlete of the 20th Century,” Thorpe was the first Native American to win a gold medal in the Olympic games. He went on to play and coach professional football for many years. The festivities begin on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. with a Native American Tribute at the Jim Thorpe Mausoleum. Guests include Don Wild Eagle and Thorpe’s grandson John Thorpe, as well as guests from Native American tribes and Thorpe’s college town of Carlisle, PA. The Jim Thorpe High School cross country and track teams will then carry a lighted torch from


Josiah White Park and Dimmick Library will host multiple events throughout the weekend, including an Earth Lore and Dance presented by Don Wild Eagle and Family, a Medicine Horse Drum Group, musical performances, activities for the children and train rides for the entire family. The Mauch Chunk Opera House will stage a Police Tribute on Saturday and the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Sunday. An auction will take place in Josiah White Park throughout the weekend and craft and food vendors will be set up throughout the area. In addition to the many special events going on throughout the weekend, the town’s unique restaurants, businesses and attractions will all be open for guests to visit and enjoy. Visit H –Ashley Price

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n June 2 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., the 8th Annual Central PA Winefest comes to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg. Featuring wineries, food vendors and craft vendors, the event offers a day of food, drinks and fun.

over the years,” she said, “It is now a fundraiser for numerous youth sporting teams and local charities.”

What began as a small fundraiser for a youth softball team has grown into an annu- Attendance swelled to 3,000 al event and even more attracting are expected to This year’s event will join the festivithousands of wine lovers. ties this year. As feature many food When Wana vendors, over 90 craft guests explore Whitesell inithe two indusvendors and 30 tially began trial buildings wineries, as well as organizing the on the fairRock God Brewing Central PA Company– for those grounds, they Winefest, she who also enjoy beer. will have the had only set opportunity to out to raise sample some of funds for her daughter’s softthe area’s best food and drink ball team. She never expected while listening to a variety it to grow to be the large and music. The event is rain or wide-reaching event it is now. shine and festi“It has grown so much val goers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets to sit out and enjoy the day. This year’s event will feature


many food vendors, over 90 craft vendors and 30 wineries, as well as Rock God Brewing Company– for those who also enjoy beer. Live music will be performed throughout the day by The Jeanne Zano Duo, November Lounge and Prairie Dogma. iHeartRadio, a co-sponsor of the event, will be onsite and a DJ will play music throughout the afternoon. All proceeds are donated to local sports teams and non-profit organizations. Tickets are available online in advance at Advance tickets are $20 each, and include a wine glass for the tastings. Admission at the door is $25. Designated driver wristbands can be purchased the day of for $5. Find the Central PA Winefest on Facebook or email H –Ashley Price

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Armed Forces Day Parade H May 19 eterans from near and far will march, ride and even fly over the annual Armed Forces Day Parade in downtown Scranton on Saturday, May 19. About 80 to 100 organizations including Tobyhanna Army Depot, VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars), National Guard, local fire companies, boy scouts and girl scouts will participate. Tobyhanna will have multiple military vehicles in the parade and on display at Lackawanna Courthouse Square. There will be a military helicopter on display, as well as a DRASH (Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter) tent with electrooptics/night vision goggle demonstrations. “Armed

Forces Day events are our opportunity to show our appreciation for all service members– Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as our local veterans," said Kristyn Smith, public affairs officer of Tobyhanna Army Depot. "Our participation in the parade is our opportunity to not only showcase our capabilities to the community, but to show our support to our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coastguardsmen." Tobyhanna Army Depot provides full-spectrum logistics 122

support for the sustainment, overhaul, fabrication, engineering design and development, systems integration, software support, foreign military sales and global field support for all of department of defense. Members will drive humvees in the parade. "Participation is all about showing our appreciation for warfighters both past and present," said Gary Roberts, chief air defense/counter fire division of Tobyhanna Army Depot. The parade will start at the Gino Merli Veterans Center along Mulberry Street, where many residents will gather to watch. Some residents will ride a bus in the parade. The parade route continues on Lackawanna Avenue (past the Steamtown Marketplace) to Washington Avenue and ends at the grandstand at Courthouse Square. A 5K Run and 1Mile Fun Walk will precede the parade at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House in Scranton. "We are very excited

for this year's parade, with the addition of the 5K and the increased support from local military units, we believe this year's parade is really something for our local community to look forward to," said Erica Carrescia, public affairs assistant of Tobyhanna Army Depot. H – Ben Freda May 2018

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The 11th annual

Chocolate and Wine Festival rab your corkscrews and your dancing shoes! On May 19, the heart of downtown Montrose, will fill with an abundant assortment of wineries, food and craft vendors. Festival goers receive a complimentary wine glass upon arrival. True to its name, wine and chocolate demonstrations will take place throughout the day. The festival stage promises a full day of folk, soul and rock-n-roll from talented musicians such as Woodshed Prophets, American Pinup, Komodo Lemonade and



Canary Circus.

Gates are open 2:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. rain or shine. Presale tickets are available at for $20 until Friday, May 18. Tickets will also be available at the gate for $30 or $10 for non-drinking guests over age 16. All wine tasting participants must provide a valid ID to gain entry. Proceeds from ticket sales, as well as donations, will be presented to various Montrose community projects, including helping to kick-start the Montrose Mobile


Fiesta Fine Arts

he Wilkes-Barre Fine Arts Fiesta 2018 runs May 17-20. It’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Founded in 1956 as an annual celebration of the performing and visual arts in the Wyoming Valley area, it’s the most established festival of its kind in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. More than 60,000 people attend the 124

Pantry Summer Lunch Box Program, Endless Mountain Health System, the Montrose Library and Susquehanna County Interfaith. In the last 11 years, over $250,000 has been donated back to the community. Visit H –Kaitlyn Meholic

event annually and over 50 fine artists and crafters participate. A broad range of free, continuous performances are scheduled as well as two festival-sponsored juried art exhibits for students and adults. The Friday night headliner is regional

favorite blues masters, "Dustin Douglas and the Electric Gentleman." There is also a special Children's Tent where little ones can use their imagination to create their own works of art. Festival goers can choose from a tantalizing array of foods for sale. Fine Arts Fiesta continues to thrive as the longestrunning free event offered in the city of Wilkes-Barre. Visit H –Kaitlyn Meholic

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May 2018


Vineyards by the Viaduct CAN’T MISS EVENTS

or over 100 years, the Nicholson Bridge has arched gracefully over a portion of Northeast PA. On Saturday, May 12, it serves as the scenic backdrop for Vineyards on the Viaduct. Guests to the event on the Nicholson Carnival Grounds, just off Route 92, will enjoy delicious wines, vendors and live entertainment in support of the Nicholson Fire Company. The event runs rain or shine from noon to 6 p.m.


Guests can sample drinks from new and returning wineries this year, including Grovedale Winery, Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery, Deep Roots Hard Cider and Lucchi Family Wine Cellars. Along with delicious wines, wine-themed clothing and accessories will also

be available for purchase from arts and crafts vendors. Food vendors will sell a variety of tasty treats perfect for pairing with wine samples. Returning favorites Static in the Attic and The Mace in Dixon Band will provide live music. Started in 2009, the event has become a vital part of the Nicholson community. The event serves as an annual fundraiser for the fire company. Admission is $15 in advance and $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, visit Call 570-942-4717. H –Megan Kane

Celtic Festival at Shawnee Mountain


njoy the sights and sounds of the Emerald Isles and the Scottish Highlands! The 14th Annual Shawnee Celtic Festival returns to Shawnee Mountain Ski Area in Shawnee-onDelaware on May 26 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The main stage under the huge festival tent will host non-stop Celtic music and dancing. Featured performers include: Seven Nations, a world touring Celtic rock band; The Screaming Orphans, an all-sister band with a traditional folk sound from Donegal, Ireland; the marching MacKay Pipe Band; the Pocono Highland Dance Academy; Gallagher School of Irish Dancing and the McElligot School of Irish

Dance. Each will perform individually and some together on the main stage throughout the afternoon. Entertainment in Shawnee’s Irish Pub includes multiple sets by Irish showman, comedian Seamus Kennedy and several performances by the energetic Rogue Diplomats. Celtic food and craft vendors will fill the festival grounds. There will also be sheep herding demonstrations and a Celtic farm animal petting zoo. Scottish magician, Stephen Christopher,and Patty

O’Furniture, the world’s tallest leprechaun and juggler, will perform in the children’s show area. The event will be held rain or shine. Visit H –Kaitlyn Meholic

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ART EXHIBITS May 1-7, John Kascht: Making Faces, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. May 1-Jun. 2, Whimsy and Wonder, Misericordia University, Dallas. 675-1465. May 1-Dec. 31, Peter Max: Early Paintings, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-295-2522. May 1-7, Sharing Place: Eagles and Their Environs, ARTery Gallery, Milford. 296 -1234. May 1-4, Student Exhibition, University of Scranton. 9417624. May 4-26, Members ’Exhibition 2018, ARTSCE Gallery, Stroudsburg. 476-4460. May 26-Jun. 10, Mother Nature, Human Nature, Dutot Museum, Delaware Water Gap. 476-4240.

CHILDREN'S EVENTS May 3-6, Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes, Mohegan Sun Arena, WilkesBarre. 970-3519. May 7, Early Explorers: Animal Mothers, 1-2:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Moscow. 842-1506. May 12, Annual Community Kids Fishing Contest, 8 a.m., Pocono Manor Resort & Spa, Pocono Manor, Pocono Twp. 839-7111. May 15, Peppa Pig Live!, 6 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, WilkesBarre. 826-11100. 134

May 19, The Greatest Pirate Story Never Told, 2 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.




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May 20, Zoomobile from Binghamton Zoo, 2-3 p.m., Lackawanna Co. Children's Library, Scranton. 348-3000 ext. 3015.

May 21, Early Explorers: For the Birds, 1-2:30 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506.

COMMUNITY EVENTS May 3, 17, 24 & 31, Hillside Park Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., Hillside Park, South Abington Twp. 247-2940. May 5 & 12, South Side Winter Farmers' Market, 509 Cedar Ave, Scranton. 3466203. May 5, Research Open House, noon-3 p.m., Grand Army of the Republic Museum & Library, Scranton. 343-4145. May 5, May Friendship Day, 1:30 p.m., Zion United Church of Christ, Stroudsburg. 6290649. May 5, Cinco de Mayo Pop Up Restaurant, 6 p.m., The Boiler Room, Hawley Silk Mill, Hawley. 226-1337. May 6, Mother’s Day Free Vendor and Craft Show, 10 a.m., 2929 Birney Ave, Scranton. 262-0146.

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May 6, Color Run 5K Run/Walk, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Ski Shawnee, Shawnee on Delaware. May 9-10, Senior Fair, Wayne Co Public Library, Honesdale. 253-1220. May 12, Waverly Waddle 5K Walk/Run, 9 a.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191. May 17, Power in Purple, 6 p.m., The Colonade, Scranton,. 717-651-5020 ext. 2130. May 19, 17th Annual Yard Sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., 610 N. Turnpike Rd., Dalton. 563-1248. May 19, Horses 4 Heroes Open House & Community Event, 1-4 p.m., GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center, Milford. 409-1140. May 20, NAMI Recovery Walk, noon-3 p.m., Kirby Park , Wilkes-Barre. 371-3844. May 20, Designer Purse Bingo, 1 p.m., St. Michael’s Hall, Jermyn. 591- 5147. May 28, Memorial Day Parade, 10-11 a.m., S Main St, Taylor. 892-9378. May 28, Memorial Day Service, 10:30 a.m., Veteran's Section of Dunmore Cemetery, Scranton. 343-4145. May 30, Perennial Exchange, May 2018

MAY HAPPENINGS 11 a.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.

CONCERTS May 4, Arcadia Chorale with Doug Smith Jazz Trio, Century Club, Scranton. 3437271. May 4, 10th Annual Gene Yevich Memorial Concert, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton. 941-7624. May 4, The Used, 8 p.m., Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. May 5, Doug Smith's Dixieland All-Stars, Glenmaura Country Club, Moosic. 343-7271. May 5, Miranda Sings, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100. May 5, Performance Music: In Concert, 7:30 p.m., Univeristy of Scranton, Scranton. 9417624. May 5, '70s Flashback: The Ultimate 1970s Tribute!, 8 p.m., Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. May 5, Mike DelGuidice, 8 p.m., Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY. 845-583-2193. May 6, Mainly Classical, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Scranton. May 6, Choral Society of NEPA Children's & Youth Choirs Graduation Concert, 3 p.m., Saint Luke's Episcopal Church of Scranton, Scranton. 343-6707. May 6, Stone Sour, 7:30 p.m., Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. May 6, The New Trio, 8 p.m., May 2018

St. Stephen's Episcopal ProCathedral, Wilkes-Barre. 763-9323.

Music, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Clarks Summit. 270-4444.

May 7, A Salute to Sinatra, Maple Lake United Methodist Church, Moscow. 905-4111.

May 26, Richard Allen Farmer, 7 p.m., Spruce Lake, Canadensis. 595-7505.

May 8, Art Garfunkel, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.

May 27, Appalachian String Band & Contemporary Music Concert, 8 p.m., Dewire Center, Eagles Mere. 525-3457.

May 10, Pre-Commencement Concert, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 9417624. May 11, Ani DiFranco, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100. May 12, Wyoming Valley West High School Orchestra, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Wyoming Valley West High School, Plymouth. 239-4520. May 13, Performance Music: In Recital, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 9417624. May 18, Montgomery Gentry, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100. May 19, Flagship, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808. May 19, The Delaware Valley Choral Society presents Masses of Peace and Light Eternal, 2 p.m., Delaware Valley High School, Milford. 296-5333. May 19, Radio Time Machine: Performance by the Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus, 7 p.m., Kirby Center for the Creative Arts, WilkesBarre. 285-4810. May 25, Soprano Katy Williams & NEPA Philharmonic Chamber

May 31, Kenny Rogers, 7:30 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, WilkesBarre. 826-1100.

NATURE May 5, Run, Hike, Crawl Trail Race, 10 a.m., Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, Bushkill. 828-2319. May 5, Eagle Watch Float, Kayak & Canoe, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Susquehanna Canoe & Kayak Rental, Falls Twp. 388-6107. May 6, Guided Bird Walk, Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006. May 6, Go Wild for Wildflowers, 1-4 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. 967-7275. May 8, LCEEC Beekeepers Club, 7 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506. May 9, Family Birding 101!, 5:30-7 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506. May 12, Forestry Walk, 1-4 p.m., Lemons Brook Farm, Bethel, NY. 226-3164. May 15, The Pike County Conservation District Field Tour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Pike 135

MAY HAPPENINGS County Training Center, Lords Valley. 226- 8220.

Education Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506.

May 16, Hiking Series #2: The Nature Conservancy’s Eales Preserve, Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.

May 24, Cooking at the Comm, 6 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191.

May 19, Native Plants Walk, 9 a.m.-noon, Milford Experimental Forest, Milford. 226-3164.

May 26, When Art Meets Music: 20th-Century Progress and Destruction, Milford Theatre., Milford. 409-1269.

May 23, Spring Mushroom Walk, 5:30-7 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center, Covington Twp. 842-1506.

May 31, Pennsylvania Black Bears, 7 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006.

May 27, Bike the Border, 1:30 p.m., Salt Springs Park, Franklin Forks. 967-7275.

May 1-3, Spring Film Festival, Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock.

SEMINARS & LECTURES May 1, Bricklayer Bill: The Untold Story of the Workingman’s Boston Marathon, 5:30 p.m., Univeristy of Scranton, Scranton. 941-6206. May 3, Modern Myths of Muslim Anti-Semitism, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7956. May 8, Dare 2B Tick Aware: A Lyme Prevention Program, 6 p.m., Nescopeck State Park, Drums. 403-2006. May 11, Distinguished Speaker Series, Misericordia University, Dallas. 674- 6372. May 13, Cooking Class, Mill Market Bakery, Hawley. 3904440.


May 1, Great Chefs Around the World in Scranton, 5:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 346-4460. May 2, 17th Annual Celebration of Student Scholars, 1 p.m., University of Scranton. 941-6353. May 3, 11th Annual Dinner & Open House, 5 p.m., Ladore Lodge, Waymart. May 4, Festival of Nations, University of Scranton. 941-4160. May 5, NEPA 5K for Clean Air, 9-10 a.m., Blakely Recreational Complex, Peckville. 973-271-8535. May 5, NEPA Green Fair, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blakely Recreational Complex, Peckville. 973-271-8535.

May 14, Unique Pathways Program Series: Michael Dougherty, 5:30 p.m., Hawley Public Library, Hawley. 2264620.

May 5, Voluntary Action Center Run for the Roses, 4 p.m., Glenmaura National Country Club, Moosic.

May 19, Basic Chainsaw Skills for Homeowners, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lackawanna College Environmental

May 5, You Live Here, You Should Know This!, 6 p.m., Slocum Hollow Bar at the Lodge at Montage Mountain,

Scranton. 344-3841. May 5, The Victorian Bicentennial Ball, 6-11 p.m., Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center, Jim Thorpe. May 6, Victory in Europe WWII Remembrance, noon-5 p.m., Endless Mtns War Memorial Museum, Sonestown. 482-2610. May 11-13, Greek Food Festival, Greek Orthodox Church, Wilkes-Barre. 823-4805. May 12-13, 13th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow, Fire Co. Grounds, Noxen. 947-2097. May 12, Tunkhannock Public Library Books & Brew Fest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lazy Brook Park, Tunkhannock. May 12, Riverfest, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Lackwanna River, Archbald. May 12, 9th Annual Vineyards by the Viaduct, noon-6 p.m., Carnival Grounds, Nicholson. 942-4717. May 12, NEPA Spring Festival: Wine, Food, Art & Gifts, 1-6 p.m., Montage Mountain Resort, Moosic. 969-7669. May 16, Film Festival, Cinema and Drafthouse, West Hazleton. 455-2455. May 17, Grand Opening Hotel Anthracite, Carbondale. 536-6020. May 17-20, Fine Arts Fiesta, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. May 17, Scranton Tomorrow 25th Anniversary Celebration, 5:30-9 p.m., POSH at The Scranton Club, Scranton. 963-5901. May 17, Wine Down, 6-9:30 p.m., Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock. 840-2928.

MAY HAPPENINGS May 18, An Evening of Wine and Whimsy, 6-8 p.m., 612 Clay Avenue, Scranton. 344-3841. May 19-20, Jim Thorpe Birthday Celebration, downtown Jim Thorpe, Jim Thorpe. 1-888-546-8467. May 19-20 & 26-27, 30th Annual Farm Animal Frolic, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, Stroudsburg . 992-6161. May 19, Armed Forces Day Parade, 11 a.m., downtown, Scranton. May 19, 11th Annual Chocolate & Wine Festival, 2:30-7 p.m., downtown, Montrose. May 20, Historic Church Tour, 1-4 p.m., Clifford Baptist Church, Clifford. 903-5121. May 25, Swingin' On Vine, 5-8 p.m., Albright Memorial Library, Scranton. 348-3000. May 26-27, Celtic Festival, Ski Shawnee, Shawnee on Delaware. May 26, St. Ubaldo Race of the Saints, downtown, Jessup. May 26, Arts THRIVE, 10 a.m.3 p.m., downtown Carbondale. 954-9443. May 26, Memorial Day Veterans Tribute, 10 a.m.,

Cultural Center, Scranton,. 344-1111.

Endless Mountains War Memorial Museum, Sonestown . 482-2610. May 26, Grand Opening Snake Oil to Modern Medicine Exhibit, 1-4 p.m., Bradford Co. Heritage Village & Farm Museum, Troy. 297-3410. May 26, Cruise into Summer Vintage Car Cruise-In, 2-7 p.m., Eagles Mere Auto Museum, Eagles Mere. 220-2429. May 31-Jun. 2, International Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art, Historic Scranton Iron Furnaces, Scranton. 963-4804. May 31-Jun. 1, NEPA Bluegrass Festival, Lazybrook Park, Tunkhannock. 721-2760.


May 6, Barvinok Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, St. Vladimir Ukrainian Greek Catholic Parish Center, Scranton. 241-1223. May 8-13, Broadway in Scranton Presents Beautiful The Carole King Musical, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 342-7784. May 17, Cabaret, 7:30 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100. May 23, The Valley Film, Panel Discussion & Info Tables, 7 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 371-3844. May 23, Screening of The Valley The Answer Lies Within, 7 p.m., F.M.Kirby Center Wilkes-Barre. 371-3844.

May 1-5, Our Town, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 262-9644.

May 25, Sunset Boulevard, F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 826-1100.

May 2, Criss Angel Raw, 7:30 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center, WilkesBarre. 826-1100.

May 26, Severed 2018, noon, Sherman Theater, Stroudsburg. 420-2808.

May 4-13, Angels in America, Part II: Perestroika, Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, Wilkes-Barre. 823-1875.

Find more May events at!

May 5, Connection Beyond LIVE with Medium Marisa Liza Pell, 7:30 p.m., Scranton 6




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May 2018 Happenings Magazine  

May is chock-full of feasts and festivities– from creative ways to celebrate Mother's Day to intriguing historic sites to explore.

May 2018 Happenings Magazine  

May is chock-full of feasts and festivities– from creative ways to celebrate Mother's Day to intriguing historic sites to explore.