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contents NOVEMBER 2019
A Salute to Service Remembering and honoring our nations heros
Curtain Call Take in an evening at the theatre
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day National Hospice Month recognizes loving care
A Day at the Everhart Museum Good for your mind, body and soul
Shine Bright Like a Diamond Pediatric Dentistry helps parents and kids with ease
A Bottle of Red or a Bottle of White? Local wineries have all the selections
Can't Help Falling in Love Get to know these compatible couples
Bountiful Harvest Delicious sweater weather recipes
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UFO and Blue Oyster Cult, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary, Fiorelli’s, Peckville. 6:30 p.m.
University of Scranton Open House, Scranton.
Volunteers in Medicine Cocktails, Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant, Kingston, 5:30-8 p.m.
David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, Bethel Woods, Bethel, N.Y. 6 p.m.
Make A Wish Foundation Dance, Genetti’s Dickson City, 6 p.m.
Johnson College Open House, 9 a.m.-noon. Eagles Tribute, The Theater At North, Scranton. Scholarship Day & Open House, Wyoming Seminary.
Italian Wine Dinner, Settlers Inn, Hawley. 7 p.m.
Live Dead & Tribute to Flying Burrito Brothers, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m.
Misericordia University Open House, Dallas.
Wilkes University Open House, Wilkes-Barre.
Herman’s Hermits, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m.
Lackawanna College Open House, Scranton.
Jim Witter: Fire and Rain Concert, State Theater,, Easton 7:30 p.m.
Plains Antiques & Home Furnishings Open House, Plains. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Humanities In Action Lecture, University of Scranton. 5:30 p.m.
NAMI Scranton 40th Anniversary Celebration, University of Scranton. 6-9 p.m.
Nov 21-23, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, University of Scranton. 8 p.m.
22 The 23 Artisans Marketplace, Waverly Chamber Gala, Hilton Scranton & Community House, Waverly. Conference Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Scranton. 5:30-9 p.m. The Vaclav Nelhybel Nov. 22-24Centennial Concert, Reading Blues Festival, Reading PA. University of Scranton, Scranton. 7:30 p.m
Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m.
Judaic Studies, University of Scranton, Scranton. 7:30 p.m.
Community Residents Dialogue, Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. 5:30 p.m.
Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, Bethel Woods, Bethel, N.Y. 6 p.m.
30 Nov 30- Dec 1, Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Kalahari Resort, Pocono Mountains. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Twelve Twenty-For: The Holiday Rock Orchestra, The Theater at North, Scranton. 7 p.m.
Adopt A Senior Pet Day Military Family Month National Alzheimer’s Disease Month National Home Care & Hospice Month National Family Literacy Month National Peanut Butter Month Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
e made it, together, to the second to last month of the year, and in that of our 50th anniversary of Happenings Magazine. This month we take a moment to honor our veterans. A verse often used with regard to those who are willing to defend our freedom is John 15:13: Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. I have been pondering a lot about friendships and relationships this year. What exactly are the key components that make for long and successful relationships, of every type? To what lengths would we go to for a friend? And beyond that, to what depths would we go for one we don’t even know? Pondering and thinking comes at a premium these days in our over stimulated, multi-tasking world, where we expect to be excited and entertained at every given moment. But taking time to reflect, (surprise, surprise) is being reintroduced
as being extremely therapeutic for the body, soul and spirit. Participating in such thoughtful activities, such as visiting a museum, allows us to slow down, increase our observational skills and improve critical thinking. Studying art and music causes us to become more creative. So, plan to go to a museum or see a performance before the month is out. November contains two holidays that really cause us to reflect and be filled with appreciation and gratitude. Use this month to focus on friendship and gratitude. With all my best wishes for a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving,
Paula Paula Rochon Mackarey, Publisher 1994–Present
PS November is National Hospice Month. Thank a hospice worker today.
HHHHHHHHH For the Love of Country and Family
he first Veterans Day – November 11, 1918 was considered the end of the “war to end all wars” — and was first called Armistice Day.
The Treaty of Versailles, signed on June 28, 1919, officially ended World War I. The fighting ended about seven months before that when the Allies and Germany implemented an armistice on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. But then World War II, followed by the Korean War happened, so on June 1, 1954, at the urging of veter-
ans service organizations, Congress amended the commemoration yet again by changing the word “armistice” to “veterans” so the day would honor American veterans of all wars.
Irene Hassett, Ph.D. practiced psychology for more than 50 years and reminds us how some veterans who returned to civilian life after battle, especially during and after the Vietnam War, experienced criticism on return.
In honor of Veterans Day, Happenings spoke to three veterans and a licensed psychologist, all who live at Willowbrook Place Senior Living, Clarks Summit.
American soldiers returning home from Vietnam often faced scorn as the war they had fought in became increasingly unpopular. (history.com) Some felt their service meant nothing to their country.
“Many felt very alone, unappreciated and unable to get a job. Some found it
HHHHHHHH hard to pick up relations with spouses, friends and lovers,” she explained. “They needed to talk openly about their thoughts, without fear or criticism.” By virtue of her work with individuals and families over the years she was able to help veterans relate better in society and families. Thomas R.C. Lagoey, on the other hand, escaped service in Vietnam but served during that era. His stories about the four years he spent in the Navy had him gleefully recalling events. Tom was attached to the USS Albany CG-10.
After radar training he was stationed aboard the guided missile cruiser to the Mediterranean Sea where the Albany made port visits to Italy, Sicily, Greece, France, and countries in Africa. American service men were not widely liked in some countries. “’You American? I stay away from you,’” was often the general sentiment.
But Italy was different. And so was Luigi who like many of his countrymen loved American cigarettes. Tom got off a military bus and was greeted by Luigi who bummed a cigarette. “You eat? I take you home.” Luigi’s wife wasn’t so happy. “I could hear her yelling at him, but she fed me and then we had homemade wine.” Tom married Eleanore Grusetskie who passed away a couple years ago. They had two daughters and five grandchildren. Frank Crea enlisted in the Army and served in the Transportation Corps -- a Force Sustainment branch of the U.S. Army headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia, The branch is responsible
for the movement of personnel and matériel by truck, rail, air, and sea and provides a full spectrum of transportation capabilities at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of war. (transportation.army.mil
“I went to Germany first and was coming back home when the Korean War broke out,” he said. Frank was on “ready reserve”, on call – anytime. So, he was back to Pennsylvania and then in 30 days was in Okinawa. His job became hauling bombs to Naha Harbor, the capital city of the Okinawa Prefecture, the southernmost prefecture of Japan. ‘The biggest share of the bombing during the war was done from Okinawa,” Frank explained. “I liked it “I had a job to do and there was no one looking over my shoulder.” Frank served five and onehalf years in the Army then went to work for Pennsylvania as a highway equipment operator. It was there he met his wife
Melsenia Tiffany from Kingsley. After 10 years he quit and became the postmaster of Kingsley. Frank and Melsenia have been married 61 years, have a son and daughter, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren. More than 66 years ago, Robert S. Osborn Jr. saw a “pretty lady” in his church’s youth group. “I couldn’t keep my eyes off her,” he said. “She had long hair and beautiful eyes ---drop-dead gorgeous.” He wanted to sit next to her and talk to her but he was too nervous.
Soon after he left his home in Hempstead, Long Island, New York to join the Army. His job was in the 297th Aviation Engineers attached to the Air Force where he helped build runways for aircraft like Sabre jets, C34s, C130s and C5s at Elmondorf, Alaska Airforce Base. Ozzy, as most people know him, served from 1950-1953. When he got home, he thought he was the luckiest guy in the world to get a date with that girl –Evelyn Andersen from Oceanside, Long Island. He found work at the Long
Island Lighting Company and the two were married Feb. 21, 1953. “We just couldn’t be away from each other,” he said. After 66 years, three sons, two daughters-in law, 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren (and three on the way) they still find it extremely hard to be separated. These men did their duty to serve their country and helped the war efforts at the time. We thank these men and all men and women today and on Veterans Day for their service to their country. H –Christine Fanning
Christine Fanning is a freelance writer for Happenings Magazine and a nurse at Willowbrook Place.
Rought-Hall American Legion Post 510 ost 510, chartered in 1935, is named in honor of Stephan Rought, a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient and later a POW and Glenn Hall Killed in Action during WWI. Last year Post 510, rated as a “Group 4” Post, had the largest membership in this group. Post 510 has in excess of 350 regular members and along with SAL(Sons of the Legion), Ladies Auxiliary, American Legion Riders and Social members, now exceeds 700 members.
This post hosts a variety of events every year, such as “Kids Fishing Day,” an annual “Easter Egg Hunt” and “Children's Christmas Party.” In addition, the Post holds an annual Memorial Day event, and twice during the year dinners for Veterans from the VA and Geno Merli Center are hosted. Post 510 is generous in its donation activities, supporting other American Legions and veteran organizations, such as Hunts for Healing and Patriots Cove and Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, as well as many, many local groups in need of 12
financial assistance. Post 510 has a large, full menu club open daily to the public (must be a member to have drinks), with a banquet room where many events take place. There is also a large “Bingo Hall” where Bingo is played weekly. The Bingo Hall is also rented out for a wide variety of events. Black Walnut American Legion Old Route 6 Road Laceyville, Pa. 18623 570-869-9986 H
Regional Theater Shawnee Playhouse riginally built in 1904 as Worthington Hall, the playhouse has provided year round high-quality, engaging, live theatre productions at affordable prices throughout the century.
While a few unfortunate circumstances caused periodic cessations in productions, a theatre restoration project that partnered many organizations and individuals together in 1985 has ensured Shawnee Playhouse remains a Pocono staple for live theatre in a beautiful historic building. It continues its mission to foster an appreciation of live theatre for adults, teens and children. Children have the opportunity to work beside incredibly talented individuals, many of whom have moved on to television and Broadway roles. Visit theshawneeplayhouse.com
2019 Shows: Miracle on 34th StreetNov. 8-Dec. 22
Messiah Sing In at Shawnee Inn Dec. 21
A Christmas Wizard of Oz -Nov. 15-Dec. 21 The Nutcracker BalletNov. 30-Dec. 20Hollydaze Kidz KabaretDec. 11-Dec. 12 Christmas Kast Memberz Kidz KabaretDec. 19
Scranton Cultural Center Youth Theatre Program (SCCYTP)
he SCCYTP provides opportunities to participate in musical productions, workshops and summer camps. A love of the Arts is is fostered through an inclusive arts community in which children can thrive by learning about themselves
and the world around them. The SCCYTP is proudly accessible to all children, regardless of experience, disability or financial means. Upcoming Productions:
State Theatre Center for the Arts
Nov. 21- The Midtown Men
Dec. 5- Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon: A John Denver Christmas
his beautiful theatre opened in 1926 on the vaudeville circuit. Today it is a nonprofit, member supported arts center in Easton, PA. Its 93rd season includes entertaining shows for children of all ages.
Nov. 22- Craig Thatcher Band: The Music of Tom Petty
Dec. 6 & 7The Lion King Kids Jan. 24-26Once Upon a Mattress May 15-17, 2020The Little Mermaid
Dec. 12- Jersey Boys Dec. 19- Cirque Dreams Holidaze Dec. 22- Straight No Chaser
Dec. 7-The Ten Tenors w/Jackie Evancho Dec. 8- The Great Russian Nutcracker
Nov. 15-Jim WitterFire & Rain Nov. 16- Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood Nov. 19- Boz Scaggs Nov. 20- Cat Country 96 Jingle Jam November 2019
The Theater at North (A Goodwill Industries of Northeastern Pennsylvania Property)
ocated in the former North Scranton Jr. High School, the theater hosts a variety of performances, concerts, recitals, films, lectures and community/social events.
Nov. 2- “Hell Freezes Over” An Eagles Tribute Band 7 p.m. Nov. 16- “Judy Collins Live In Concert” presented by Autumn Entertainment Group 8 p.m.
presented by Autumn Entertainment Group 8 p.m. Dec. 8 -“The Polar Express” Holiday Dance Show presented by 5 Star Dance Academy 6 p.m. Dec. 26, 27 & 28“The Nutcracker Ballet” presented by The Ballet Theatre of Scranton and Goodwill Industries of NEPA, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 24- “PIGS” Canada’s Pink Floyd Tribute Band “In The Flesh” Tour 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 -“Twelve TwentyFour” Holiday Rock Orchestra 7 p.m. Dec. 6- “An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt”
The Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra nder the direction of Music Director and Conductor Robert Helmacy, the Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the home of the musicians and audiences of the Northern Tier Region.
beautiful mountaintop entertainment venue located in Jim Thorpe. Enjoy a spacious dance floor, lofty ceilings, concert bar and concession area. Upcoming Events:
Upcoming Events: Nov. 17-Montrose High School, 75 Meteor Way, Montrose, 3 p.m. Nov. 2 -Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave, Tunkhannock, 3 p.m.
Nov. 22-Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl Nov. 23-Warrant and Firehouse
Dec. 20-The Wizards of Winter Dec. 21-RATT Dec. 27 & 28-Get the Led Out
Nov. 27-Dark Star Orchestra Dec. 6 Diamond RioHoliday and Hits Dec. 13-Ryan PeltonAn Elvis Christmas Show
Nov. 1-UFO and Blue Oyster Cult Nov. 8-Live Dead ’69 & A Tribute to the Flying Burrito Brothers Nov.14-WXPN Welcomes Big Head Todd and The Monsters with JD Simo Nov.15-Herman’s Hermits Starring Peter Noone continued on page 20 18
Broadway in Scranton roadway in Scranton has been bringing nationally touring Broadway and Off-Broadway productions to Northeastern Pennsylvania since 1960. Visit BroadwayInScranton.com
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas December 3 by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. The Play That Goes Wrong February 14-16 What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway
and London’s awardwinning smash comedy! This classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania. Buddy-The Buddy Holly Story March 20-22 This play tells the true story of Buddy’s meteoric rise to fame, from the moment in 1957 when ‘That’ll be the day’ hit the airwaves until his tragic death less than two years later on ‘The Day the Music Died.” The incredible legacy of the young man with glasses, whose musical career spanned an alltoo-brief period during the golden days of rock & roll.
romance is in the air and youthful optimism reigns. Gershwin’s soaring melodies are matched by gravity-defying dance as the world rediscovers the power of love in this breathtaking production. The production features your favorite Gershwin songs including, “I Got Rhythm,” “But Not for Me,” and “Stairway to Paradise.”
Fiddler on the Roof April 24-16 Rich with musical hits you know and love, including “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset;’ “If I Were A Rich Man;’ “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” Fiddler on The Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. An American in Paris May 29-31 In post war Paris, continued on page 22
Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents
Artistic Director: Helen M. Gaus
33rd Annual Performance
Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple Scranton December 13, 7:30pm | December 14th, 2:00pm 2019 December
The University of Scranton Players erving up quality academic theatre from the McDade Center for more than 25 years, The University of Scranton Players perform a range of plays from classical to contemporary as a part of The University of Scranton Theatre Program.
Upcoming shows: Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus -Nov. 15, 16 & 17 and Nov. 22, 23 & 24 H
A VETERAN SALUTE
to three Bethany Village Residents
rthur Stephen Moller is better known as Arkie by his friends. Arkie served in the Army from 1955 to 1957. He served most of this time stationed in Germany. His job description was Highway Patrol. While serving in Germany his highlight was a bus trip to Copenhagen where he was able to visit with relatives. After an honorable discharge from the Army Arkie worked as a lineman for the electric company.
oseph Kurey served in the U.S. Navy for over 22 year. Five of those years were active duty and the rest were in the reserves. During those active years he served three in WWII and two in the Korean War. Lieutenant Commander Supply Comp. he was 18 years old when he entered the V-12 Officers Program at Dartmouth College in
1943 and graduated in October of 1944. He attended Supply Comp School at Harford in June of 1945 and served on the USS
Bache BB470 in WWII After the service he taught at the Dartmouth School of Business. He married Stella and had four children, which in turn gave them five grandchildren.
WWII Veterans Get Together Bethany Village November 10- 2-4 p.m. 570-251-3463 or 570-251-7741
Charlie grabbed to save it. The discharge almost fully severed a finger. The ship's doctor said he could likely reattach it but that it would never function or bend and would stand at attention at all times.
harles Sargent Goodman, 93, a lifelong resident of Wayne County and known as Charlie to everyone, spent his 18th birthday in 1944 sailing through the Panama Canal. He was on his way to Hawaii as a seaman first class aboard the U.S.S. Knox, a Navy transport ship headed to action in the South Pacific. First stop was Saipan to deliver equipment and troops. Over the course of the next year, through tbe end of World War II, Charlie received four battle stars marking tbe ship's involvement in military action first at Saipan and the Tinian, Leyte Gulf and Luzon. Charlie has vivid memories of tbe battle at Tinian. The strategy was to send waves of small boats
toward the island to distract and to draw fire so the Navy could pinpoint tbe enemy's location and maneuver into position. "My memory is that there were five waves, 20 LCVP boats per wave, each boat with a four-man crew. We drew tbe fire, and behind the waves were battleships, destroyers and destroyer escorts. I don't remember how long it took the Navy and Marines to secure the island, but I do remember the noise and smoke and fire power." Although Charlie survived the battle and the others and returned home to marry and help raise two sons, he didn't exactly escape World War II injury free. A mounted machine gun that was about to go overboard the small LCVP supply boat he was manning during an air raid on rough seas discharged as
"Since it was the middle finger of my right hand that nearly got shot off, we decided that I'd probably be better off without it," Charlie said with a smile. And during his 35-year stint as a long-distance car carrier driver, Charlie's nickname and CB handle was, no surprise,
Wayne County Honoring Heroes Committee Launches Veteran Banner Campaignâ€? Nominations of veterans are now being accepted for the Honoring Heroes Banner Campaign in Wayne County. The banners will be hung throughout Honesdale to start. Nominations are open to any U.S. veteran who was honorably discharged, currently serving or killed in action. The veteran must have lived in Wayne County at some point in their life. The banners will include a photo, name, branch of service and the era the veteran served. The banners are scheduled to be up before Memorial Day. Contact: Kim Erickson 570-251-1598 or Debbie Gillette 570-504-4458.
Anthony Labukas, Jr.
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH am sure he would advise young people who are considering enlisting to take on this very awesome responsibility with utmost honor and pride.
Nicknamed “Tawney” Age when enlisted: 19 Private First Class His overall thoughts about the military: Anthony was the youngest of three brothers who all proudly served their country. He was part of the occupation of the territories Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan after the atomic bomb was dropped. He had great respect for General Douglas MacArthur who led the Allied occupation of Japan at the end of World War II. His duties included supporting the military, economic, political and population control in Japan. “Because my father was stationed in Japan after the atomic bomb, he had seen and experienced things that had never happened in the world before. Although he did not speak often of his experiences, the few times I heard his stories, he always spoke with reverence and admiration.” -Patricia Camayd Most important lessons drawn from his
experience? That we must all be helpers of mankind. How did he pass his lessons on to future generations? Besides having great faith, he had a very kind and generous nature, always ready to help anyone in need. He never met a person that he didn't know how to make laugh or make them feel like they were very special. He made everyone he met feel good about himself/herself. In addition to helping lives as a soldier, he saved a child from drowning in a river and saved another man later in life. Inspiration for enlisting: Duty to and respect for his country. His parents were immigrants from Lithuania and they were very grateful to have the privilege to live in our free country. What his advice might be to those considering enlisting: Although my father died when I was a teenager, I
Biggest adjustment in going from military to civilian life: The ability to transition from what he saw in Japan back to normal life in a small city in the United States. He returned to North Scranton and began a career with the United States Postal Service. He also helped his in-laws with their bar business (The Roosevelt) as a very gregarious bartender. Most rewarding aspect of serving in the military: Helping the population to survive the aftermath of the devastation of the effects of the A-Bomb. Education: Scranton Technical High School Family: Wife: the late Angela M. Santomauro; Two daughters; Patricia Camayd and Michele Ruby. He never lived to see grandchildren; Andre, & Isabela Camayd and Lilianna Ruby. Home & Hobbies: My father built our home with my grandfather. He enjoyed reading, woodworking, carpentry and was a man of great social skills. He was a warm and compassionatperson who spoke several languages. He also gardened his own food and made homemade Kielbasa and sausage. H
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION CONFERENCE A Professional Development Conference for Veterans
November 7, 2019 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The transition from military to civilian life can be di cult for active duty military personnel, veterans, and those wishing to employ them. This conference aims to connect veterans, active military students and employers with leading experts to discuss the challenges and successes of getting veterans back to work.
FREE to all veterans $20 per person for employers Visit scranton.psu.edu/veteran-and-military-students/veterans-conference or call 570-963-2680 for more information and to register by October 31. Sponsored by The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation
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Scranton Civic Ballet Company presents
T he Nutcracker Free educational performance for area schools Dec. 13, 14 Public performances on sale at Scranton Cultural Center box office
ast member guest appear-ances at the November 23 Santa Parade in Scranton will build excitement for the Scranton Civic Ballet Company performances of “The Nutcracker.” Under the artistic direction of Miss Helen Gaus and assistant director Mr. Julio Alegria, 80 students and adults, ranging in age from 8 to 75, will share the timeless story of Clara, Drosselmeyer and the Nutcracker that unfolds as the delicate Sugar Plum Fairy and all of Tchaikovsky’s musical spirits weave their enchanting spell.
Tickets for the public performances December 13 at 7:30 p.m. and December 14 at 2 p.m. hosted at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple may be purchased at the Cultural Center Box Office at a cost of $18.50, plus fees. Call 570-346-7369. In the majestic surroundings of the Scranton Cultural Center, the Scranton Civic Ballet Company will present its annual “Eye on Dance” educational performance of “The Nutcracker” on December 13, 2019. The experience begins at 10 a.m. and will last approximately 1.5 hours. As part of a continuing commitment to education, this school performance will be presented to students at no charge.
During the school performance, the curtains will remain open between acts and the backstage preparations will be described as they occur. Facts and particulars about the Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will also be presented to student attendees. Educators are asked to reserve seats early, as they are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Contact Jessica Bertocki at the Civic Ballet Company, 570343-0115 or firstname.lastname@example.org Visit the Scranton Civic Ballet Company Facebook or call the studio at 570-343-0115 for information. Scranton Civic Ballet is located at 234 Mifflin Avenue in Scranton. Visit www.scrantoncivicballet.com or call 570-343-0115.
About Scranton Civic Ballet Company Founded in 1978 by Miss Helen Gaus, The Scranton Civic Ballet Company is a non-profit organization focused on dance education and performance. It is the company’s mission to educate our members and the public in the art of dance while bringing the talents of well-known artists, choreographers, and master teachers into northeast Pennsylvania for our students as well as our audiences.
Michael A. Dâ€™Elia
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH A Proud American and Great Family Man My father was always the best student. He received several scholarships, but choose to join the Army. He was always a hardworking man and family first fellow. I remember he and my mom going out on Saturday nights and even after five children, they sat next to each other in the car. My dad was also a dreamer. He was a battery specialist and we also had a restaurant. He closed on Sundays and would pile us up in his station wagon and take us for ice cream. As he grew older and was not in the best health, he would always be excited to hear from any of his children. When I called twice a
was also stubborn and I guess I inherited that trait. My father was awarded medals but never spoke about them or much about his time in the service. He did say his military friends became like family. Our mom gave us the medals and his service diary after he passed. My father was a proud soldier and proud of his two brothers who served at the same time he did. My brother served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and every day we prayed for his safe return. My father did not appreciate draft dodgers. In our community when a soldier came home from Vietnam, we welcomed him and thanked him. Years ago it was common to see service-
day he acted as if he was overjoyed to hear from me each time. He treated each of us the same. He 32
men hitchhiking and he would always give them a ride, even if it was out of his way. My fatherâ€™s military duties were varied. He was in battle trenches and also was called upon to serve in the Army Intel division for a while. He was stationed in the Philippines and trained stateside. He was 20 when he enlisted. He always said it was the right thing to do as an American. The proudest moment was when he and his two brothers came home. Our family was most important to our dad and he loved his sisters and brothers. When he was going to be 75 we asked him if he wanted a trip, party, etc. He wanted his brothers and sisters around the dining room table for a good Italian meal with all their families. We did it and he beamed. He passed with his family around him and he had a 21 gun salute at his service. H
-Mary D'Elia Marrara Daughter
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SPOTLIGHT on HOSPICE CARE:
HOSPICE OF THE SACRED HEART
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uring November, the home care and hospice community honor the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. To recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both at the home and in their local communities.
â€œWe pause each November to celebrate National Hospice Month. During these 30 days, we recognize the doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers and others who care for our patients and their families 365 days a year. We join with organizations across the nation by hosting activities and extending awareness about how important hospice care can be,â€? said Diane Baldi, CEO, Hospice of the Sacred Heart.
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SPOTLIGHT on HOSPICE CARE:
ALLIED SERVICES HOSPICE CENTER “When Allied Services Hospice Center opened its doors in early 2018, our hope was that all who entered would feel safe, comforted, supported and surrounded by the love of their family and community. During the renovation phase, this meant putting into place features that would give patients and their families both physical and emotional comfort: private patient rooms; private space and family spaces for comfort and reflection; outdoor spaces. The Hospice Center located on the Morgan Highway in Scranton, offers eight private patient rooms and access to expert round-the-clock support for patients who need more care than can be managed at home. Our goal is to relieve suffering, enhance comfort and support quality of life in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
or many, receiving end-of-life care at the Hospice Center frees them and their family to live those days to the fullest. In the year and a half since we opened our doors, the Hospice Center has hosted a wedding, birthday and anniversary parties, spa days and visiting pet therapy dogs. On a number of occasions, we have helped families to record and preserve their loved one’s heartbeat. Caring for someone in their final days; supporting families along this journey: it’s an incredibly personal experience and it’s an honor when a patient or family chooses to spend those days at the Hospice Center.” Laura Marion, RN, BSN, Director of Allied Services Hospice & Palliative Care
Women’s Fly Fishing Conference November 23, Noon to 5:30 p.m. Keystone College, Brooks Theatre, LaPlume
ational Trout Unlimited’s Diversity Initiative will host a Women’s Fly Fishing Conference, on November 23 at Keystone College. The event promises to be one of the largest women’s events in Pennsylvania, according to organizers. The event will include raffle prizes such as fishing trips, rods and women’s clothing, presentations, movies and videos and vendors. Tickets are $8 and $5 for students. Fly Fishers Joan Wulff and the world’s second most famous woman Fly Fisher Cathy Beck of Benton along with a top 5 candidate Amidea Daniel will be present along with many other women in the industry. Organizations such as Casting for Recovery (Breast Cancer awareness) Project Healing Waters (disabled Veterans) PA Fish and Boat Commission and DCNR will also be represented.
angler group dedicated to fly fishing. She is also the regional chairperson of Pennsylvania’s Women and Diversity Initiative. The initiative is a result of partnerships with the state Fish and Boat Commission, the Pennsylvania Council of Trout Unlimited and local organizations. It connects women to fly fishing and waterway conservation efforts. Rosangela Charlesworth is a Charlesworth is married to director of Northeast Pennsylvania’s at-large Pennsylvania Fly Girls, a women’s Boating Commissioner, Charles Charlesworth, who is the former president of PA Trout Unlimited. Charles had his own TV show on national television and traveled the world fly fishing. When they met, Roseangela really didn’t understand or care for fishing at all. But after one try, she fell in love with it. Women are the fastest growing segment of fly fishing in the United States, but surRosangela Charlesworth Northeast Pennsylvania Fly Girls Director
prisingly our region is behind in national numbers. NEPA Fly Girls was formed as part of Pennsylvania’s Women and Diversity Initiative that began eight years ago. According to Charles, women tend to be better tying flies and put more finesse into them. The group welcomes beginners and has programs in place to help anyone who is interested get started. The couple agrees that an attraction to fly fishing is enjoying the beauty and serenity of nature. They urge women to try it. The region’s many beautiful streams and rivers await. Visit NEPA Fly Girls on Facebook and Trout Unlimited’s Lackawanna Valley Chapter at lackawannavalleytu.com. H
Francis T. Cadwalader
HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH "A Little Appreciation ... a Little Late If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives." (Robert South, English - Clergyman 1634 - 1716) This is a glimpse into the life of a man who spent almost his whole adult life in the military. Francis T. Cadwalader's niece, Sheila Malenovich says "I cannot say much about my uncle except what I have learned through his military file. Our family is a military family from our four times great grandfather who served in the Civil War. My uncle Frank served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. My brother served in Desert Storm. "I honored my uncle this past year with the "In Memory" program that is held in front of the Vietnam Wall in the District of Columia. I am proud of my uncle and his commitment to his country. He died at a time when these veterans were not treated too kindly. He went to his grave never hearing, 'Thank You For Your Service'. His service is the reason why I volunteer in the veteran community. I honor him in ceremonies whenever possible -he served 25 years, three wars and as a medic, honored with a bronze star, purple heart, combat medical badge. In his file, it was reported he stated he was having difficulty carrying his pack out in the field. He died of a heart attack three 40
months after discharge. His wife was pregnant at the time and he never met his son, Frank. Frank was the son of Theodore Cadwalader and Catherine Lewis. He was inducted into the Army as a private at WilkesBarre in 1943. By November 1944 he was promoted to Private First Class by the 370th Quartermaster Bakery Company and 1945 saw his "presumed" deployment to Leytes, Phillipines. In June 1945, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal by General Order 6, Headquarters, 370th Quartermaster Bakery Company. In December 1945 he was attached to the 11th Replacement Depot, Irumagawa, Japan, en route to the United States. In April 1946 he separated from active duty. There's no written reason why or explanation from his family but in May 1951 he re-enlisted in the Army with the rank of Private HappeningsPA.com
First Class; corpsman. He served as a medical specialist and earned a temporary and then permanent promotion to corporal. Frank climbed the ranks through his service in Korea, in Europe and Vietnam. He was awarded at least three combat awards: The Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and the Combat Medical Badge as well as 22 different decorations and ribbons. Posthumously, we honor this man's service. And to his family: We honor your sacrifice. H November 2019
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Honesdale and Winter Wonderland
ocated in Wayne County, Honesdale is named after Philip Hone, former mayor of New York City. It was built in 1826 and given status as a borough in 1831. It is home to the Stourbridge Lion, the first steam-powered railroad locomotive in the United States. Its rural land in and around makes it perfect for recreation during any
season. That is why beginning Friday, November 29 Honesdale is hosting its annual Winter
Wonderland. The festivities kick off with its annual Santa Parade followed by “open houses” in Honesdale’s small businesses and restaurants. The festivities will continue into Saturday, November 30 and include a treelighting ceremony and, following the parade, a meetand-greet with the man in the red suit himself! Be sure to drop by and go “walking in a winter wonderland.” H
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ith the excitement and busyness of the holiday season, it can be challenging to give your full attention to financial matters. Coincidentally it is also one of the most important times of the year to tackle certain tasks. “As the end of the year nears, taking time to focus on a few financial items can be a smart strategy,” explains Wayne Bank’s Shohola Community Office Manager, Sandra Mruczkewycz. “Especially if it can help you to save money and avoid potential penalties.”
Follow these five tips: Take Your Required Minimum Distribution. Tax-deferred retirement savings accounts, such as traditional IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), require account holders over age 70½ to take a yearly RMD (required minimum distribution.) If you fall into this category and haven’t yet taken your RMD, now is the time to get in touch with your bank or financial advisor to determine the amount you are required to withdraw. If you fail to take your RMD, you will have to pay a penalty to the IRS.
Prepare Your Charitable Contributions. The holiday season is a popular time to donate to charities. Before you make a donation to an unfamiliar charity, be sure to research the organization through a reputable nonprofit monitoring website like charitynavigator.org. View the percentage breakdown showing how much of the donations go directly to the cause and learn the overall rating for each charity. Save all charitable receipts if you’re planning to deduct them from your taxes.
health insurance doesn’t cover. FSA accounts may have yearly deadlines for using funds, so check with your employer and plan to use these funds soon if your FSA period expires at the end of the year.
Review Credit Card Spending. It is easy to overspend during the holiday season, particularly with credit cards where the bill will not be due for another month. Look at your credit card balances and review what you’ve purchased so far. If you still have more shopping to do, make a budget to take you through the end of the holiday season while keeping your spending on track.
Use Your Flexible Spending Account Funds. A flexible spending account (FSA) is tax-free account provided to many employees as part of their job compensation package to pay for services that
Be A Savvy Shopper. Black Friday or Cyber Monday may be prime time to take advantage of special sales for items on your shopping list, particularly large ticket items like appliances and electronics. If you are in the market for warm weather gear like grills, camping supplies or bikes, this may also be a good time to buy as many retailers put deep discounts on out-of-season items. Wayne Bank is a subsidiary of Norwood Financial Corp., Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, and is located in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. The Bank has 26 Community Offices serving Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna, and Luzerne Counties in Pennsylvania, along with Delaware and Sullivan Counties in New York State. The stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol— NWFL. H
Wayne on the Hill is now open, serving delicious food and beverages, in a very relaxed casual setting at affordable prices. Wayne on the Hill owned and operated by Hotel Wayne, Inc., is the successor restaurant to the Fireside, Honesdale’s and Wayne County’s iconic restaurant that was first established in 1955. Located on Rt 191, just 4 miles north of Honesdale.
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he holiday season brings more opportunities for entertainment and good eating at Bethel Woods, located in the Bethel, NY, in the Sullivan County Catskills, less than one hour from the border of Northeast PA. On November 7, Bethel Woods will put a farm fresh twist on its event gallery concert experience with a bountiful pre-show farm-to-table dinner. Taking place in the open-air market sheds overlooking the original Woodstock festival field, the multi-course dinner will feature recipes using locallysourced ingredients presented by Bethel Woods' own executive chef. The communal, family style seating wholly embodies the "Peace, Love and Music" atmosphere and is wonderful to experience with friends, both old and new. After dinner enjoy an evening with 1969 Woodstock alum, David Sanborn of Paul Butterfield Blues Band. In his three-and-a-half decade career, David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight gold albums and one platinum album. Having inspired countless other 48
musicians, Dave has worked in many genres which typically blend instrumental pop, R&B and lately, more traditional jazz. He released his first solo album Taking Off in 1975, but has been playing the saxophone since before he was in high school when he was inspired by the great Chicago blues artists near his hometown of St. Louis. Another Farm to Table dinner concert is scheduled for November 24, Bruce Springteen’s drummer and band performing Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. As Chuck Berry instructed in his classic “School Days,”… drop the coin right into the slot” audiences have thoroughly embraced the idea of picking and calling out the songs the band plays—in real time and in a variety of intimate venues. From Beatles to Bruce and Stones to Steppenwolf the band infuses these classics with the respect the songs deserve. 866-781-2922 H
Villa Roma Resort 356 Villa Roma Road, Callicoon NY
November 27- December 1
elax and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Leave the work at home and gather with family and friends at the all inclusive resort in the Sullivan County Catskills Mountains, located near Bethel Woods. Not only will you avoid cooking, but you will have memorable entertainment all weekend for your enjoyment! A two, three, or four-night package will include the traditional Thanksgiving meal, breakfast and dinner daily, entertainment nightly, and supervised programs for kids. Doc Holiday’s legendary activities will make
the entire weekend a blast. Enjoy family togetherness with unlimited bowling, racquetball, indoor Fun Park and gamers’ lounge. Fill your bellies up just steps away from where you can take your Thanksgiving naps. With TV’s around Marty’s Lounge, you won’t miss the Thanksgiving parade or
the big game of the day! If you can’t make it for the whole weekend don’t freat! For locals and other Villa lovers, we offer a package just for our Traditional Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner! 1-800-533-6767 www.villaroma.com H
FINGER LAKES COUNTRYSIDES
Yates County, located in the very heart of the Finger Lakes region, embraces all the best that New York state has to offer. Recreation, relaxation, tasting and touring – it’s all here.
Penn Yan Yates County, NY
he Village of Penn Yan is set to “come to life” on December 7 as the entire community gathers to celebrate “StarShine, Christmas in the Village.”
The evening will be a variety of music, entertainment, colorful lights, treats, historic displays, an elf school, special sales, the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Clause and the crowing of Miss Penn Yan.
The Village is located at the North end of Keuka Lake with two beaches located at the end. Enjoy the crisp clear lake all year round with swimming, boating, ice fishing and skating or take a wine tour and relax in this quiet community. Choose from many hotels or bed and breakfasts for a fantastic getaway. H
Get in the Christmas spirit by visiting local downtown shops to get ahead on your holiday shopping while supporting local businesses. Be on the lookout for special offerings at many of the stores.
Let one of our beautiful centerpieces be the finishing touch for your Thanksgiving table!
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Holley Ross Pottery Products from over 135 manufacturers including:
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Fiesta Thousands of Pieces to choose from Polish Pottery Over 3000 Pieces to choose from Talavera Pottery • Pickling Crocks • Pizza Stones Romertopf Healthy Bakeware • Christmas Items and so much more! Swinging Bridge • Sawdust Trails • Scenic Lake Route 191, La Anna • Midway between Cresco & Newfoundland • 35 minutes from Scranton Open May 1-Mid Dec. • www.holleyross.com • 570-676-3248
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BUTTERMILK FALLS INN Luxury lodgings on a 75-acre Hudson River Estate includes guest rooms with fireplaces, carriage and guest houses with pet and childfriendly options. Enjoy a country breakfast, Spa, Henry’s restaurant, trails and Buttermilk’s own Millstone Farm with an organic kitchen garden and orchard and Animal Rescue Sanctuary. Milton, NY. 845- 795-1310. www.buttermilkfallsinn.com
COLONIAL BRICK INN & SUITES Come and enjoy Pennsylvania hospitality at its finest. Call to reserve your special occasion package. Winter ski or summer golf packages, we will cater to guests all seasons of the year. New meeting room and free Internet in rooms. 25161 Route 11, Hallstead. 570-879-2162 or 1-800-290-3922 www.colonialbrickinn.com
THE JAMES MANNING HOUSE Warm, charming, historic B&B welcoming you with the comforts of home and all the modern amenities in three well-appointed guest rooms including; queen beds, private baths, electric fireplaces, central AC, TV, WiFi, gardens and more. Enjoy a chef’s choice home-cooked breakfast each morning. Friendly hospitality and five-star service. Honesdale, PA 570-253-5573
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On a clear lake in the PA highlands is a charming 1909 country inn. Surrounded by rolling hills and woods, the inn is a perfect country retreat. Children and pets welcome. Enjoy recreation from swimming to cross country skiing, romantic rooms, excellent food and spirits and a congenial atmosphere. 800-248-2519 www.innatstarlightlake.com
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THE 1819 RED BRICK INN CELEBRATING 200 YEARS; a warm welcome awaits you at our charming Federal Style home. Located in the heart of the Finger Lakes Wine Country. All guest-rooms feature queen size bed, and private bath. (The Tuttle Room has a working fireplace). Full breakfast. Complimentary refreshments. Open year round. Credit Cards accepted. 607-243-8844 www.1819inn.com email@example.com
THE NATURE INN AT BALD EAGLE Located less than 2 hours from Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre on I-80 near State College, our lakeside getaway in central Pennsylvania provides door-step access to exceptional yearround land and water activities. Youâ€™ll find that our walls of windows, covered porches, private balconies, and communal patio and fire pit offer an unrivaled natural experience. 814-625-2879 www.natureinnatbaldeagle.com
ounded in 1827, Hawley is home to the Hawley Silk Mill, the largest in Northeast Pennsylvania. As its name suggests, it was formerly a silk factory but today it is a multipurpose building, housing Lake Region Fitness, Cocoon Coffee House and the Boiler Room event center. But Hawley is also home to a variety of shopping and entertainment experiences
from the Ritz Playhouse theatre group to the beauty of the Settlers Inn. It also features a variety of historical sites such as the Dorflinger Museum. Every December, all of this comes
to magical holiday life during Hawley Winterfest. With a variety of over 50 events featuring shopping, dining and entertainment, Hawley Winterfest is a great way to kick off the holiday season. This year’s events will take place from December 13- 15.H
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icknamed “America’s Switzerland” for its architecture and majestic, mountainous scenery, Jim Thorpe was named in honor of the Native American athlete. However, it only acquired that name in 1954
and its former name, Mauch Chunk (coming from a Native American word for “Bear Mountain” as the mountain overlooking the town appeared shaped like a bear) goes back to its founding in 1818. A variety
of shopping and historical architecture await, especially in December when the town hosts its annual Olde Time Christmas. Events include a meet and greet with Santa, holiday displays, screening of holiday classic films and live performances of holiday music. This year’s event takes place December 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. H
The Bach and Handel Chorale Presents their 2019/2020 Concert Series!
Saturday December 7th at 3 p.m. St. Mark's Episcopal Church 21 Race St. Jim Thorpe All tickets are$15.00, children under 10 are free. Ticket also includes a 15 percent voucher for your entree at our participating restaurant partners. Tickets are available online at: www.lvartsboxoffice.org Also at: Carbon County Music and More, Sound Check Records and Beacon Restaurant.
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Holiday Gift Guide
New Laundry, Scranton Luxurious cashmere poncho with fox fur trim. Available in Charcoal Grey, Black and Winter White. Retail $248.
Teeterâ€™s Furniture, Hawley Handcrafted solid wood Bentwood Rocker, made by Simply Amish craftsmen. Retail $575 60
Waverly General Store, Waverly Cardinal Snow Globe $54. Stories say that if a cardinal flies into your life, good luck will follow within twelve days, twelve weeks, twelve months or at twelve noon or midnight. Other styles available.
Holley Ross Pottery, La Anna Christmas Trees, handpainted Polish Stoneware. Three sizes available. 24 patterns to choose from. Price Range $45-55
Noteology, (formerly Note Fragrance) Scranton & Clarks Summit It is our best-selling Electric City Christmas Candle. $22 With notes of wintergreen, eucalyptus and silver fir.
My Motherâ€™s Delicacies, Inc., Scranton Medium gift tin filled with Authentic European Rugelach in any one of our delicious flavors (Cinnamon Walnut, Apricot, Raspberry, Chocolate) or Assorted! Approx. 32 pieces made with AA creamery butter, Philadelphia Kraft cream cheese and gourmet homemade fillings. $29.95. November 2019
Holiday Gift Guide
Keystone Fabrics, North Scranton Give the Gift of “custom” decor this Holiday season with the best selection of fabrics for all your home projects! Start with our in-stock pillows that can brighten up and add new life to any space. $30 each/ $50 for two.
Alpacas of Sunshine Farm, New Milford Alpaca sweaters and accessories in gorgeous designs. Sweaters starting at $90.
Boccardo Jewelers, Scranton Personalized bar necklaces available in various metals. Prices starting at $65.
Van Gorders’ Furniture, Lake Wallenpaupack, Honesdale, Milford Rustic collectible by Wilcor featuring a trio of black bears carrying a wooden canoe. Perfect decor for a country home or weekend getaway. Retail $30.
Spices by Rebekah This Delicious Spice and Seasoning kit made with the highest quality herbs and spices, is the New Gift, that Everyone will Love! Gift Code “Holiday”- one kit for $125. Gift Code “Gifting” - two kits for $222.
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Named in honor of American Revolutionary soldier William Clark in 1799, Clarks Summit was originally founded by Clark with 800 acres of land purchased through his service in the Battle of Bunker Hill. The town was largely rural until the Northern Electric Railway came through it in 1906, enabling it to serve as a suburb of the railway's homebase of Scranton. The town formally became a borough in 1911 and has since been home to personalities such as figure skater Adam Rippon and author Lauren Weisberger. Most of its shopping and attractions can be found on State Street and going southward. South Abington Park is one such attraction with a children's playground and a lighted pathway along its creek. Clarks Summit will be the site of Small Business Saturday on November 30 where festive deals will be offered throughout the town and artists will be present at The Gathering Place. H
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PEDIATRIC DENTAL SPECIALISTS
r. Kristin Pettinato Paoli and Dr. Stephanie Potter Hanyon of Pediatric Dentistry on Northern Boulevard in Clarks Summit specialize in patients from age 1 to college-age. The entire practice is based on keeping kids who may be wary of going to the dentist, very relaxed, happy and comfortable so that regular dental care can be carried out without a hitch.
pediatric dentistry practice in 2003 and as time went on connected with Dr. Hanyon to form a perfect match. “We have the same love of children and same philosophy,” she stated.
“We often spend a good percent of our time counseling the child to prepare and help them adjust to the procedures,” said Dr. Hanyon. As a general occurrence, dental procedures (from cleanings to fillings) can be more stressful for a How exactly does child because the their practice accomappointments may plish this? Well, for “The psychological aspect of not be as quick as example, while some perhaps a medical offices prefer to keep working with kids is a big part doctor exam where parents in the waiting of what we do.” routine temperature, room while they tend blood pressure and to children in separate ears are examined. “A exams rooms, Drs. dental appointment requires a child to sit still Paoli and Hanyon believe just the opposite! and it sometimes inhibits their talking thus Generally, having a parent present calms the making communication difficult for them. The child and so does attention to details such as child also can’t necessarily see what the denentertainment on TV screens during procetist or hygienist may be doing, thus creating dures, ap-propriately positioned for the additional concerns for the child. Basically a child’s enjoyment. The practice invested sigdentist can be perceived by the child as nificantly into the interior architecture of the invading their personal space,” said the pair. office space allowing for psychological and even subliminal nuances that benefit the Spending significant time educating parents child. about oral hygiene is also a big component of their practice. “That’s one reason why we Because of its very distinctive nature, the appreciate when parents are in the room with practice has a wide geographic appeal. their child,” they stated. We need to educate Families travel from as far away as the parent as well as the child. As an example Binghamton for this specialized care. The of a preventative tip they offer that items location itself makes it stress-free on families such as sticky, gummy fruit snacks and fruit with easy access to Interstate 81 as well as juices can be harmful for oral health when very convenient parking. consumed throughout the day with no break, To become a pediatric dentist means that or as the last item in a meal. Ending a meal extra knowledge and training is required to with something sugary or continually bathing arrive at such a speciality. Specialized courses the teeth in sugar is harmful. Even for adults, in behavior management and child psychiatry they noted, it’s best to not sip on something were add-ed to the partner’s already rigorous sugary throughout the day; better to concourses in dental school. Dr. Paoli started her 64
sume with a meal or better to finish with something like raw carrots, where the crunching action can help “clean the teeth,” rather then items such as pretzels which leave the teeth bathed in carbohydrates. The doctors suggest that parents offer milk at mealtime and water only in between meals as the best recommendation for healthy teeth. And, while prevention and care is definitely one major aspect for good dental health, genetics also play a role; some children are just more prone to cavities due to genes. When work such as a filling is necessary, the practice has made a significant investment in a new technology that is a first to the region. Solea, is a technology that uses a carbon dioxide laser instead of cutting, for soft and hard tissues; it is a vaporizing technology with extreme benefits to a young patient. It can be used without the traditional requirement of numbing a patient before dental work. Obviously this benefit for children and parents is huge. Although it cannot rule out traditional procedures 100 percent of the time, it certainly has huge potential to reduce discomfort and anxiety, tremendously. As with many careers, sometimes children are so positively impacted by their experience with a medical, dental or orthodontic appointment that it influences what they decide to study as they grow older. This has also been the case with Pediatric Dentistry. “We have had a few of our first patients return as adults to shadow our practice,” they noted. And they understand this themselves as they were both influenced to become dentists from childhood experiences. Dr. Paoli had a very positive experience with her family dentist as a child. And Dr. Hanyon, while she initially studied education to become a teacher, later followed in her father’s footsteps (a dentist in Dupont.) “My educational training and experience working with children certainly is put to use everyday,” says Dr. Hanyon. “The psychological aspect of working with kids is a big part of what we do.” Making special provisions throughout their practice to make sure all dental appointments are not just tolerable but as enjoyable as possible is the passionate mission behind what Drs. Paoli and Hanyon do everyday. Somehow, with their complete commitment to this mission, they are able to accomplish just that. keepingkidssmiling.com or call 570-587-5541. H November 2019
ABOUT DR. PAOLI Dr. Kristin Pettinato Paoli, a Scranton resident, graduated from Scranton Preparatory High School. She completed a two-year pediatric dental residency at the Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY, where she was chief resident for the dental clinic. Prior to this she completed a fellowship in pediatric dentistry at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia/University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. She started her pediatric dentistry practice in Clarks Summit in 2003. She and her husband Frank, are Scranton residents and the parents of three children, Isabella, Nicholas and Marco. ABOUT DR. HANYON Dr. Stephanie Hanyon, completed a two-year Pediatric Dental Residency at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, where she was chief resident of the dental clinic. She also completed a general practice residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown. Also a graduate of Scranton Preparatory School, Dr. Hanyon is a cum laude graduate of Loyola College in Maryland and a summa cum laude graduate of Temple University School of Dentistry. There she was co-founder and vice president of Obtaining Wonderful Smiles, which provides dental education to disadvantaged schools in North Philadelphia. Dr. Hanyon and her husband Randy, reside in Clarks Summit and have two sons, Alexander and Anthony.
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agner Vineyards Estate Winery was named the 2019 Winery of the Year at the New York Wine Classic, held annually in Watkins Glen, NY. The competition saw 883 entries from 113 wineries across New York state. In addition to Winery of the Year, Wagner Vineyards was also awarded “Best White Wine,” “Best Dry Riesling,” “Best Overall Riesling” and a Double Gold Medal for their 2017 Dry Riesling among several other additional awards. Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery is one of the oldest and most recognized wineries in the Finger Lakes Region. Centrally located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, Wagner Vineyards has been one of the region’s most popular wine tasting destinations since opening in 1979, welcoming over 80,000 visitors per year. Five generations of 66
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the Wagner family have grown grapes on Seneca Lake, which now produces over 30 different wines. Wagner wines are crafted from 20 grape varieties, all grown on-site.
Wagner Valley Brewing Co. Established in 1997, Wagner Valley Brewing Co was one of the first craft breweries in the Finger Lakes Region. WVBC offers numerous varieties of beer, available for sampling in the tasting room. The combination of a high quality standard and talented brewers has resulted in WVBC continuously winning several brewing awards.
The Ginny Lee Cafe An original concept by the founder who believed visitors should be introduced to the affinity of wines paired with food, The Ginny Lee Cafe menus have been designed to complement and enhance the medal-winning wine and beer. Enjoy a vista overlooking the vineyards and Seneca Lake with a delightful and relaxing meal; a treasured setting for memorable occasions! www.wagnervineyards.com (607) 582-6450 x209 H
D Abbiocco Abbiocco takes great pride in offering an excellent dining experience. The décor is cozy with a modern flare. Abbiocco has many signature dishes such as Chicken Abbiocco, Manicotti, Blackened Salmon and more, all while rotating new dishes on a weekly basis. Lunchtime favorites include fresh salads, wraps and sandwiches. Be sure to finish with a homemade dessert. Everything on the menu is made fresh to order. BYOB. Open Tuesday thru Thursday 11 a.m.- 8 p.m., Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. 639 Northern Blvd. Clarks Summit, PA. 570-319-9633 www.abbiocco.net
Branko’s Patisserie If you want to transport yourself to Europe for a morning or an afternoon visit Branko’s Patisserie Honesdale. Branko, a European trained chef, and his wife Lyn started the Patisserie in 2005. A quaint spot in Historic Honesdale, Lyn and Branko invite you to join them for breakfast or lunch Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 501 Main St. Honesdale, PA 18431 570-253-0311 Coney Island Lunch A Scranton tradition since 1923. Taste the Texas Wieners and Texas Hamburgers that made us famous. Serving homemade soups, old-fashioned rice pudding and chili-con-carne. Enjoy our legendary chili sauce, created from a closely-guarded family recipe, eat in or take it out. Closed Monday. Tuesday-Sunday Open 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
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www.texas-wiener.com. Cooper’s Restaurant See ad page 73 The Dock on Wallenpaupack Lunch 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 Steakhouse Traditional Irish Pub. Full service dining room. Spacious deck featuring live music. Call for daily specials and craft beer options. 20 beers on tap. Lunch and dinner served daily from 11 a.m. Sunday Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Great Steaks, fresh seafood, salads, burgers and lots more! 1492 Route 739, Dingmans Ferry, PA. 570-828-6505. www.failtepa.com Settlers Inn- See ad page 7 Mendicino’s Pizza & Family Restaurant Serving our community for over 30 years, our menu includes Italian favorites, hoagies, pizza & pasta! Daily lunch and dinner specials. Live music in our lounge
area every Friday and Saturday. (Must be 21 to be seated in the lounge). Banquet room is perfect for your next meeting or special event. Open daily at 11am located in the ShopRite Complex, Covington Twp. 570-842-2070 www.mendicinospizza.com. 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. www.sibiosrestaurant.com The Wandering Hen Café and Market A farm to table café and market that offers a unique breakfast and lunch dining experience not found elsewhere in the region. Only the finest ingredients and best local food is used; local farmers, producers and gourmet artisans also have products available for sale. Experience the beauty and the simplicity of real farm, nutrient dense food! 305 Penn Ave., Scranton, PA. 570-955-0077. @thewanderinghencafe/#henonpen H
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Director of Food and Beverage The Fairway Grille at Buck Hill Falls How did your passion for cooking begin? Cooking brings me back to nostalgic feelings - I remember cooking with my grandmother, watching the love she put into her meals, and how she always brought the family together. I believe these are the ideals that make a true chef. Culinary School and training? I attended Sussex County Vocational School and completed two years of training with two world-renowned chefs. I have worked at everything from 5-star restaurants to luxury hotels. The most important thing is making my grandmother Sophia Varca proud. Favorite type of cooking? I love Thai, Korean, Caribbean, Spanish, Italian, Swiss, German, French, Japanese, Indonesian and American. But, my favorite is what I call Interactive. One of my favorite dishes is Kobe beef cooked on a lava rock. The rock is brought to the table and placed on a wood plank where it would slightly start burning into the wood, this allows for an amazing campfire smell. The guest would place the beef on the lava rock and cook it to the desired temperature. We would accompany it with 20 different sauces. The guest can enjoy the interactive experience of cooking to their preference.
What sets your restaurant apart? People always eat with their eyes first and that is vital in making a lasting impression. The different cuisines available at our restaurant have a creative uniqueness to them; and the presentation we offer with our dining experience. What inspires you? Learning new techniques within the field and integrating my knowledge into growing the next generation. As chefs, we are leaders in the kitchen, and you are only as strong as your People always eat with their weakest eyes first and that is vital in link. What is making a lasting impression. most challenging and rewarding? Staffing is challenging, but when you have the right staff, itâ€™s very rewarding to help another individual grow. It is vital to know each of your team memberâ€™s vision of success and help them take the proper steps to achieve that.
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What advice would you give to aspiring chefs? Never stop learning in the culinary world and keep growing the next generation of chefs. Key characteristics of a great chef? Creativity and being openminded to new ideas which, in turn, will allow you to express your talent. H
Talerico’s Tropical Winery Taylor T alerico’s Winery opened in May 2019. James Talerico makes his own wines, with most of his grapes coming from the Finger Lakes. As a huge Jimmy Buffett fan and lover of the Caribbean, he chose to design the winery with a tropical theme, complete with a full size tiki bar inside. The winery is not a typical winery – the décor is fun and not stuffy at all. Beachy bright colors help visitors relax and feel as if they have been transported to a tropical island. The winery also features an impressive deck which is perfect for sunny, warm days. A 15 foot mural of the ocean adorns one wall where visitors have fun taking selfies. “I even had a bridal party stop by for their wedding pictures because it is just a cool atmosphere!” Caribbean music is always played.
Talerico has been making wines for about ten years and has won dozens of contests locally and nationally. He is the sole proprietor of his business so he is responsible for making the wine, bottling, corking, selling and tasting- anything that is required. One of his favorite aspects of the business is really enjoying how happy the customers are. He was also thrilled to discover how friendly all the other wineries were. “Everyone refers customers to each other; when I was opening – several wineries even offered their assistance,” he noted. Talerico hosts special events such as Jimmy Buffett tribute bands, Sip and Paint Parties, private events and a wine trail bus. “Not to brag but people do like all the wines I have made thus far. They also like the names of the wines – Drunken Pirate, Jamaica Me Smile, Make 72
Me Disappear, Beach Bum, Laid Back, and Melissa’s Island Mix just to name a few. They are all tropical themed.” The winery is open on Thursday and Friday nights and all day on Saturday and Sunday. “I am a people person so I enjoy meeting our visitors from all over the area as well as from different states. I am just a simple person from a small town hoping that this works out. I also enjoy all sports, specifically college football. My favorite place is the islands of the Caribbean. I enjoy taking a ride to the other wineries in Pennsylvania to enjoy what they have to offer. Stop by and visit. 570-562-6861 H
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Professional Development Conference for Veterans Penn State Scranton November 7 • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. he transition from military to civilian life can be difficult for active duty military personnel, veterans and those wishing to employ them. The goal of this event is to connect veterans, active military students and employers with leading experts to discuss the challenges and successes of getting veterans back to work.
Sponsored by The Robert H. Spitz Foundation, and administered by the Scranton Area Community Foundation, the Veterans Conference at Penn State Scranton is open to veterans, active duty military, employers, businesses, organizations, and those who serve veterans throughout the community. Eugene McFeely, Senior Director for Veterans Affairs and Services at Penn State University Park will be the keynote speaker. McFeely provides overall leadership in the development, planning, execution and coordination of services and programs that optimize and meet the needs of Penn State’s community of veteran students. The program seeks to ensure that veterans are set up to succeed in whatever path they choose once they return from service. Programs for veterans include topics as: leadership development, translating military experience and documentation into civilian vernacular, resume and cover letter writing skills, preparing for a job search, interview techniques, salary negotiation and networking skills Optional one-on-one appointments will be available between 2 and 5 p.m. with Penn State University career counselors. Veterans considering college can meet with an admissions representative to learn how to navigate the college search and application process. There is no charge for veterans. The conference also seeks to assist employers in understanding the needs of veterans, identify ways to support them, and create a welcoming and inclusive environment. Employers can learn the basics of military structure, culture and jargon, gain insights into the military to college transition issues and understand the key GI Bill educational program concepts and procedure. It can help employers recognize ways to make services, programs and interactions more military-friendly. Contact (570) 963-2680. H
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Chef Jose Pillot Abbiocco Restaurant, Clarks Summit How did your passion for cooking begin? I grew up in a household of seven in Bushwick, Brooklyn, a rather low class neighborhood. As you can imagine food was always scarce and we were fortunate for church donations. Everyone looked forward to dinner being the greatest meal of the day. I learned very, very early to help prepare the meals. By age 4 or 5 I could prepare small things like eggs and by age 6, I could prep a full meal and cook any sides myself with ease. You can bet I was a chunky kid. My mom nicknamed me Gordito which shortened to Tito over time. Culinary school training: I attended star academy in New York and graduated top of my class in culinary arts. I then went straight into New York's busy restaurant scene under Chef Graham Kelly, my mentor and best friend, then worked under Chef Hung Hyung, which ultimately lead to learning my favorite style of cooking, fine dining. I was taught by Chef Saul Bolton himself. He introduced me to my favorite food, duck. I like duck with smoked mash potatoes, tarragon corn and grilled peaches.
A great chef is in tune with all the senses. Most importantly, never give up, never stop and strive for your best; this will make you the best. Specialty Entre: Scallops. They are simple, delicious and can be paired with any vegetable. What sets Abbiocco apart? Homemade fresh food with family recipes and sauces makes us stand out. Our weekly specials speak for themselves. 76
What inspires you? I always want to learn something new. Whether in life or in the kitchen, I like learning new foods and techniques. It all keeps me in love with what I do. I'm constantly always looking for a new flavor or food I have never seen before. It is like creating a good, new memory. What is most challenging? Rewarding? The most challenging is to create a dish that appeases to everyone's palate; accomplishing that is the ultimate goal. I enjoy mixing it up and pairing things that wouldn't normally go together and making it delicious. Advice for aspiring chefs: Donâ€™t settle in one area. Move around and see where you belong. Every restaurant that I worked in gave me life friends and life lessons. Key characteristics of a great chef: Besides being strong, focused and determined, you have to have keen senses; knowing what to taste for, feel for and smell for. A great chef is in tune with all the senses. Most importantly, never give up, never stop and strive for your best; this will make you the best. H
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Dean Donnell Resort Culinary Director Kalahari Resorts and Conventions How did your passion for cooking begin? When I was a young boy, my mother would cook at the stove, and I would bring over a small stool to help her. I knew then that I was going to be involved with cooking somehow in the future. Culinary school and training? I’ve been in the industry since I was 15 years old, all with major brands at a corporate level, but starting with HYATT where most of my training was done with European chefs; my hotel had the corporate executive chef as our chef. I worked for Burn Laxter in Burns Steak House in Tampa, which was one of the most influential areas of culinary experience due to its Cuban/Latin influence. I also grew up on the water fishing with my father so that impacted my culinary training, as well. Favorite type of cooking? Fusion – mixing cultural culinary food. Favorite food? I love Latin and Italian foods. Specialty entrees? Fresh tomato sauces with fresh buffalo mozzarella, basil and butter tossed over angel hair pasta. Another favorite is Latin street grilled fresh beef and chicken with lime, cilantro I’m inspired by passionate on grilled soft corn culinary people – just being tortillas.
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make all the dough and sauce from scratch, and every restaurant we have features fresh, made to order food items. What inspires you? I’m inspired by passionate culinary people – just being around people like this is inspiring to me! What is most challenging and rewarding? The most challenging part of the profession is filling all culinary positions with like-minded, culinary-driven, passionate people. The most rewarding is seeing someone who has this passion grow into a chef, sous chef or executive chef. Advice for aspiring chefs? Never stop learning! What key characteristics does it take to be a great chef? You must possess a great calmness about you when in the line of fire. It’s important to always have an answer, always be professional, and always go and talk with guests and clients -- they love to talk food passion, too! H
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How did your passion for cooking begin? It began as I child while helping to cook our large family gatherings Culinary school and training: Drexel University Bachelors of Science in Culinary Arts and I had training on Martha's Vineyard, Philadelphia, and Vail Colorado Favorite type of cooking? Sautéing Favorite food? My personal favorite food is Japanese. Specialty entrees? We change our entrees seasonally in the restaurant. A current favorite specialty is our Honey Bourbon Filet Tips. What sets your restaurant apart? Wide variety of dishes with influences from all over the world, as well as your homestyle favorites What inspires you? Travel What is most challenging and rewarding? Being a mom of two with one under age 1 the hours are the most challenging. Getting to know the clientele and their enjoyment of the creations is most rewarding. What advice would you give to aspiring chefs? Make sure you know what you are getting into; understand the long hours, holidays and weekends. However when you love what you do it makes it totally worth getting into the field. Which key characteristics make a great chef? Multi-tasking, organization, creativity and passion.
How did your passion for cooking begin? I come from a large Italian family, so when I was a kid there was always a bunch of aunts and uncles cooking during the holidays. Training: I started as a delivery driver back in the day, at Sam’s on the corner in Canandaigua. So, lots of on the job learning and my own natural curiosity. Favorite type of cooking? I enjoy grilling steaks and preparing meats in any way. I also love the creative outlet of making specials and developing recipes. Favorite food? It changes all the time. Right now I am into Mexican or Asian cuisines. Specialty Entree? At the moment I am really happy with the stout braised short rib we are currently running as a special. What sets your restaurant apart? We try to make as much as possible from scratch. We source our produce locally for our seasonal vegetable program. I also believe that we provide top notch service in a wonderful space. What inspires you? My family, and constantly reading and learning about food. What is the most challenging and rewarding? The challenging part is “the grind,” long and hot hours with not a lot of time off. The reward is the sense of accomplishment. When a guest has a wonderful experience or we do a wedding and everyone has a blast, it’s a good feeling. Advice for aspiring chefs? Never stop learning. Try to retain a joy of discovery. Always strive to be better, and just be a positive force in the kitchen. Key characteristics to be a great chef? Attention to detail. Being a great communicator, and having a knack for teaching and training. H
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the current energetic and passionate staff at the Everhart Museum had one wish it would be that the residents of the region visited regularly, perhaps a few times a year. Their goal is for residents to become comfortable with the idea of going to a museum, perhaps just for short amounts of time each visit, and learning how to examine an exhibit or piece of art in a non-intimidating manner. Just as new light has been shed on ancient beliefs which have been re-introduced to current society, such as the idea that basking in a forest environment is good for the body, mind and spirit so is the concept of spending quiet reflection and observation in a museum environment. Museums have long stood for providing an effective learning environment, 82
for inspiring creativity and for helping to bring change and development to communities. And while a visit to a museum is a great way to spend time with friends or family, itâ€™s also quite beneficial to visit solo. Since 1908 the region has had, in its midst, a remarkable museum dedicated to natural history, art and science. You would be hard-pressed to find another museum in the east, outside of New York City or Philadelphia, with its size and variety of collection.
Its community outreach expands to 15 counties due in part to its educational programs developed for children and teens, such as Museum on the Road, Scholastics, or Guided Tours. The staff is continuously looking for ways to improve programs and exhibitions while creating a segway of art into life and life's experiences. Some might feel intimidated by art, November 2019
that inner voice telling us that because we have little or no knowledge of art, can't draw or paint, it leads us to believe that we don't belong, but actually, just the opposite is true. Art encourages creative thinking, provides a sense of accomplishment, and it gives us permission to slow down, making us an allaround better, happier person. Look, See, Think, staff members say is the process to obtain the most value from studying an exhibit. Look and See are about using your eyes, and observational skills. Think requires you to draw on what you already know and creatively interpret what youâ€™ve observed within a broader context. The steps are meant to improve observational skills, critical thinking and visual literacy, or reading without words. Promoting
engagement is something the current staff is passionate and creative about. A recent exhibit asked visitors to write on colored stickie notes what song they thought might be playing in the background of a particular painting. The notes were left for guests to read and provided creative expression and entertainment through engagment. Visiting the museum is affordable for everyone. Annual passes purchased not only support the museum but allow for unlimited visits. Free passes are available for checkout (as you would a book) from the nine county libraries. Throughout the year the Everhart hosts a wide range of special events and programs, including fun and unique fundraising events. A community day on November 2 allow guests the opportunity to participate in guided workshops, lectures and tours of the galleries. Artists will also hold presentations. Visit everhart-museum.org or call 570-346-7186. H
Treasure H•U•N•T•I•N•G Antiques on the Avenue- Customers call it,“a hidden gem!” An ever-changing inventory features vintage costume jewelry and sterling jewelry. Vintage ladies clothing, men‘s and women’s accessories– purses, wallets, hats. Kitchen items, Pyrex, glassware, small furniture. A small business, committed to customer satisfaction. Find us on Facebook. 1027 Prescott Ave, Scranton. 570-604-0177. Lark Mountain MarketSee 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, lighting & more. 306 Wilkes-Barre Twp., Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. 570-822-8855 www.LarkMountainMarketplace.com 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 www.plainsantiques.com Pieces of the Past- A 60’ x 96’ showroom plus 8 outbuildings full of Antiques, Collectibles, Gifts and the Unusual. Prices always negotiable. Open May-October, Saturday 9:00-5:00 Sunday 9:00-4:00 July and August open Friday 11:00- 5:00 Buying all year. 518 Twin Rocks Road (Rt.191) Newfoundland, PA 18445. Exit 17 of Route 84 (2 miles south on right) 845-392-5660. H
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amantha and John met in high school gym class in 2006. Their first date found the couple at Maroni’s, one of Samantha’s favorite pizza spots. As an easy going couple, they soon discovered that they shared similar tastes in food, music and sports. The couple became engaged at Glen Onoko Falls in Jim Thorpe on April 2, 2017.They had gone a hike, and when they reached the top of the mountain, John proposed. He had previously set up a camera to capture the moment. Even though Samantha claimed she had a feeling it was going to happen she had no idea that both of their families were hiding by the parked car with balloons, decorated signs and champagne. After a quick celebration, they all enjoyed lunch in Jim Thorpe and continued the celebration. As a couple, they are inspired by their parents. Samantha’s parents have been married for more than 30 years and John’s parents are approaching their 50th year of marriage.
Samantha and John celebrated every milestone in the wedding planning process with mini bottles of champagne. The wedding was planned for November 17, 2018 since they wanted a fall day in the middle of their 30th birthdays. The Barn at Glistening Pond hosted 180 guests and the couple incorporated as many family and friends as possible in the day! Samantha and John were given a bottle of bourbon as a symbol of good luck. The bottle was to be buried as close to the ceremony location as possible one month before the wedding
and dug up after the ceremony to drink with family and friends. Their dog, Louie, set the tone of the ceremony by making an entrance to the song “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen. Louie was named after Lou Gehrig, as the couple are both avid Yankee fans. In a unique twist, Samantha’s grandmothers were chosen to be her flower girls, making an unforgettable entrance to Rod Stewart’s, “Forever Young.” Samantha wanted them to light the way for her future and she wished to begin her marriage by honoring the women who greatly impacted her life. During the ceremony the mothers of the bride and groom poured red and white wine together into a decanter symbolizing the unity of the two families. Four of Samantha’s best friends from college wore a shade of blue to sym-
bolize “something blue.” Instead of wedding favors the couple made donations to two of their favorite charities, H.E.R.O.E.S. Care and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Many other memorable wedding moments incorporated the couple’s personalities into an incredible ceremony. Samantha’s aunt, Susan McNally, officiated at the wedding. Instead of a wedding cake, the couple cut into a Maroni’s pizza accompanied by Dean Martin’s “That’s Amore.” Samantha and John traveled to Switzerland and Italy for their honeymoon. Being charitable, helping others, having great respect and gratitude is their goal of a happy, loving marriage. As Moscow area natives, they currently reside in West Chester. H –Melissa Hayhoe
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arah and Jim met while working as physical therapists at PRO Rehabilitation Services. Their first date found them grilling fish for dinner at Jim's apartment followed by a visit to the movie theatre. When Jim had originally asked Sarah to go to the movies, he added an invitation to dinner at the last minute, never expecting her to take him up on it. That dinner however, turned out so well that it was the first of many more. While dating they also enjoyed getting lost in the corn maze at Robaâ€™s for hours and, together, they liked to explore new places and create new adventures, from new restaurants and parks to beaches and cities. The couple particularly enjoy trying new ethnic foods (such as Morrocan) and alternative music (including Mumford and Sons and Of Monsters and Men.) Jim even converted Sarah into a fan of all Philadelphia sport teams. Sarah knew Jim was â€œthe oneâ€? after he spent countless hours helping her prepare for her physical therapy licensure exam. They discovered that they were a good match for each other because of mutual encouragement to work hard and accept challenges out
of their comfort level all while finding humor when they can. They are different, however, in that Jim is a night owl and Sarah is a morning person. The couple became engaged on May 24, 2016 in San Diego at Hotel Del Coronado. They were taking a walk on the beach prior to dinner, when Jim proposed. Wedding planning brought out their creative sides. The couple wanted a transitional season with moderate weather and ample wedding planning time. “Autumn night” became the theme, with ideas of rustic lanterns on the tables, purple flowers and dark navy linens. On September 23, 2017, 220 guests attended their ceremony at Elm Park United Methodist Church in Scranton. A large celebration followed at a reception at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Stand out moments from the evening include the couple reflecting on the second-floor bal-
cony of the hotel watching their guests mingling and enjoying food, music and drinks during the cocktail hour. They also fondly remember their family and friends lifting them in the air for the last dance of the reception. The couple honeymooned in Hawaii and stayed in both Maui and Oahu. They reside in Garnet Valley, just outside of Philadelphia. They are both physical therapists. Sarah is originally from Moscow and returned home after graduate school to start working as a physical therapist when she met Jim who was living in Clarks Summit at the time, although originally from Philadelphia. H –Melissa Hayhoe
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y profession, I am a hairdresser. Having owned my own business for the last 43 years, I have been given a concentrated skillset in creating something fresh and new out of a preexisting canvas. My clients, many of whom were brides, would come into my salon with photos of styles and colors, or sometimes just descriptive words with the request to help them achieve their vision. I became quite adept at hearing their requests and bringing them to life. During my sessions with the brides, almost every single time the conversation would segue from their hair to their reception. All of this made for an easy leap from one arena to the next.
How did you get involved in event planning and design? My first major event as a decorator was the wedding of my daughter, Dillon. This is where my thirst for this creative outlet began; it was a project that ignited my passion. I was then very excited to do another one. Shortly thereafter, my very talented and good friend, Donna Nasser, and I got involved in some other decor projects that would ultimately lead to the formation of our company, Vie, which is French for “Life.” What do you enjoy the most about being creative? If I am not creating while intertwined with other people, I don’t feel as if I am giving my all everyday to life itself. It is, and always has been, who I am at my core. And I love to impart that on other people. What inspires you? How do you strive to inspire others? I take inspiration from everywhere everyday. Sometimes it could be a blend of colors I see randomly arranged by nature. Sometimes I take inspiration from amazing, trailblazing women, such as Ellen or Oprah who possess such strong passionate souls with the purest of intentions. Sometimes it’s the people I encounter, and the interactions I have with them. I take inspiration from my clients and their stories, and that helps me push the 96
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envelope with my creative channels. Above all else, I take inspiration from my God. To inspire others, I do my best to honor that which inspires me. I do this by personalizing that inspiration in a way that allows me to channel it, and process it, and put that back out into the world in the most honest way that I can. How do you overcome challenges? First, and foremost, I overcome a challenge by not blaming anyone for the existence of the challenge. After that, I dig deep to understand the challenge. This process allows me to fully comprehend what needs to be done, while knowing that I am responsible for overcoming my own adversity. I once read in a book to not look at challenges as a challenge, look at them as just a wiggle. That leads to my last point of overcoming challenges; find a chuckle, because it will lead you to a solution. Who is the most visionary individual you admire? Well, I love–LOVED–Coco Chanel. She paved the way for modern fashion. She had a talent so beyond her years, that you could wear one of her suits from 1930 and would be perfectly quaffed in 2020. Is there anything that you wish you knew earlier in life? Everything that has happened in my life has brought me to where I am today. The good, the bad, the beautiful moments, and the ugly moments, all made me who I am. So I don’t know what I would change. But with all that in mind-knowing that now, I suppose I’d tell myself to forgive myself more; to cut myself a break more often. What in your opinion are the most critical aspects to a successful event? Fulfilling the wishes of the client. Making the guests feel welcomed. And making the event memorable. We want people to walk in and see the atmosphere and feel like
they don’t want to leave; that THIS is the party to remember. Describe the most creative, fun or memorable event you created? Aside from my daughter’s wedding, I’d say it would have to be the Kromko/Gifford wedding. The Kromko family had tragically lost their daughter, Kristen, in an accident. She was the sister of the groom. It was very important to the wedding party that Kristen be remembered at the wedding. This was a delicate dance to create an atmosphere that remember this wonderful young woman, while not taking away from the fact that this was the celebration of the union of this new couple. In the end, it was exactly that; a celebration of life. From vision to execution, we hit all the points. I was absolutely honored to be part of those memories. Words of Wisdom: Where ever you go, leave not just a footprint. Leave a golden footprint. What is the most important piece of advice you can provide about creating successful business relationships? Honesty. Communication. Always broaden your horizons to accommodate the ever changing landscape that is your profession. That is how you will stay relevant with the confidence of your clients. Hometown: I grew up in Tripps Park, but have been residing Clarks Green for the last 43 years. H
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Upcoming Event: December 8, 4 p.m., Grace Bible Church, Dunmore.
The Bach and Handel Chorale he Bach and Handel Chorale was founded in 1984 by Randall Douglas Perry, as a venue for bringing the music of the masters to Carbon County and surrounding areas. This is the 36th year for the Chorale. The singers are all local and volunteer their time to inspire and entertain their audience! All proceeds go to Autism.
Upcoming Event: November 10, 4 p.m. St. John's Lutheran Church 6th & North Streets, Jim Thorpe
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic he NEPA Philharmonic is the only fully professional symphony in the region. Concert series include classical and pop performances, Independence Day concerts offered free of charge to the community and holiday performances incorporating local choral and dance groups. The NEPA Philharmonic's mission is to present live symphonic performances and music education at the highest level of artistic excellence, enriching, and engaging the people of the region.
Upcoming Events: Nov. 14-Chamber concert performed by brass players in the orchestra. Marian Chapel, Marywood University, 7 p.m. Dec. 7-Holiday Concert, F.M. Kirby Center, 7 p.m. Dec. 8-Holiday Concert, Peopleâ€™s Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College, 3 p.m.
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he 15th Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival of the Pocono Mountain Arts Council will be held November 30 and December 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. This year the event will be at The Conference Center at Kalahari Resort. “We are expecting an even greater turnout this year. We have many entries from as far away as Vermont,” stated Nancy Pitcher, Council President.
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Scranton Prep’s Kristin Cupillari on Education for Others
n 1987, Kristin Cupillari graduated from Scranton Preparatory School and went forth to set the world on fire. Today, some 30 years later, she acts as the Jesuit institution’s very first female principal. “If you asked me when I was student here if I thought there would be a female principal, I certainly wouldn’t have thought it would be me,” Cupillari said. Though never a member of clergy, Cupillari noted that in her twenty-seven years as an educator in Jesuit high schools, three at Scranton Prep and 24 in New York schools, the Jesuits have been very inclusive of lay teachers and administrators, both men and women. Cupillari did not set out to become an administrator. Even today, she identifies as a teacher who just happens to be on the school’s leadership team. “I often think that perhaps a greater force was in charge and that maybe I was called to consider leadership roles,” she said. “I truly believe that we all have the capacity to lead and to contribute.” Originally from Factoryville, PA, Cupillari attended Lackawanna Trail Elementary and Junior High School. Through her friendships with students at Ballet Theater of Scranton, she learned about Prep and was encouraged to apply. On Cupillari’s first day of
freshman year as a Cavalier, Father Keller, S.J, in his first year as principal at the time, told the class, “If all we do is help you academically prepare to get into the college of your choice, then we have failed you.” Cupillari shares this same sentiment with her students at the start of each school year. “It is important to try to do your best in your field of study,” said Cupillari, “but as Prep taught me when I was a student, life is about so much more. We are called to use our gifts and talents for the greater good and to be open to growth, committed to doing justice, loving, religious, as well as academically excellent.” Coming from a public school, Cupillari was surprised by how much she loved her Prep theology classes. “My theology teachers challenged me to think and question at a very deep level and made me wrestle with some very difficult ideas,” she said. “I enjoyed the subject so much that I took as many theology classes as I could fit into my
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L to R: Husband Marc Andresen, Principal Kris Cupillari, parents, Thomas and Sandy Cupillari and sister, Kathy Cupillari
worked with her team to enhance the administrative model. Instead of one assistant principal, the school has two academic deans. Department chairs have a course reduction to allow them more time to lead their department. The guidance department is now split into two distinct counseling departments; one for personal and academic counseling and one for college admissions counseling.
schedule as a math major at the College of the Holy Cross.” Cupillari received her BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross where she learned how to be a more resilient student and how to manage setbacks. She went on to earn an MFA in Dance from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where she learned how to be open to growth and how to become comfortable with being uncomfortable. Finally, she achieved an MA in Mathematics Education from Columbia University Teachers College where she learned to truly appreciate how a Jesuit education teaches its students to respond to issues from a faith and justice perspective. To Cupillari, the school’s motto, Ad Altiora Natus, or “Born for Higher Things,” reminds faculty and staff that everything they do must be rooted in the ultimate goal of helping the students and themselves to November 2019
be their best selves. “If what we are doing doesn’t bring us closer to that goal, then we are misguided,” she said. “This perspective is what most energizes me about being involved in Jesuit education: namely, that we are called to use our gifts and talents for the greater good and to best serve others and God.” Since becoming principal at Scranton Prep, Cupillari has
Academically, Cupillari has worked to add two senior fine arts electives to course offerings including Introduction to Theater and The World Through Music. Additionally, for the past two years, the school has begun to explore various aspects of tablet technology in the classroom. As an educator, Cupillari notes the importance of teaching people, not academic subjects. “I believe that those of us who teach are nourished by our love of our respective disciplines,
Cupillari appreciates the others-oriented members of the Scranton Prep community. From day one of freshman orientation, students are intent on making members of the community feel welcomed. Being a student volunteer for Prep’s orientation means making a multi-day commit ment and every year, there is ccer team. a surplus of upbeat, warm, varsity girls so ranton Prep's Sc ith w and enthusiastic sophomores, juniors, ri lla Cupi Principal Kris and seniors. Faculty also lead student service however, the true reward and meaning of our trips both locally and nationally, which are work comes from helping our students,” she said. unpaid and unrequired, yet over twenty each “If you are interested in a leadership role, it is year prioritize this summer commitment. “I am so important to be aware of the gifts and talents of proud to be a part of this community,” she said. those around you. No one can move forward by “Both the adults and the students are amazing himself or herself. Team work and collaboration examples of what it means to be ‘men are sometimes more challenging and time conand women for and with others.’” H suming, but I believe the results are far better –Aleni Mackarey and longer lasting.”
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weater weather means comfort food! As we give thanks throughout November, the blessings of a bountiful harvest provide a cornucopia of aromas, textures and tastes to fill our plates allowing us to reflect on memories of good times together. Enjoy these traditional autumn recipes, some which have a modern twist!
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Stuffing 1 (1 pound) loaf sliced white bread 3/4 cup butter or margarine 1 onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 teaspoons poultry seasoning salt and pepper to taste Let bread slices air dry for 1 to 2 hours, then cut into cubes. In a Dutch oven, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Cook onion and celery until soft. Season with poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in bread cubes until evenly coated. Moisten with chicken broth; mix well. Chill, and use as a stuffing for turkey, or bake in a buttered casserole dish at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.
Sweet Potato Casserole
Easy Pumpkin Pie
2 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, divided Cooking spray 2 cups miniature marshmallows Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place the sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven, and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 15 minutes or until very tender. Drain; cool slightly. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla). Mash sweet potato mixture with a potato masher. Fold in 1/4 cup pecans. Scrape potato mixture into an even layer in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup pecans; top with marshmallows. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden.
Cornbread Muffins 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole milk 2 large eggs 1/2 stick butter, melted 1/4 cup honey Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Into a large bowl, mix the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. In another bowl, whisk together the whole milk, eggs, butter, and honey. Add the wet to the dry ingredients and stir until just mixed. Place muffin paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Evenly divide the cornbread mixture into the papers. Bake for 15 minutes, until golden.
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Odin Jessica Wood says Odin is a fun loving puppy who loves playing with his toys, run at the park and play with other puppies! He lives in Old Forge.
Mochi Mochi, says Dana Zaccheo, loves running and giving lots of kisses and is also very oriented when it comes to his food. He lives in Scranton.
Lola Lola, says Jeanele Ransom, loves playing around with kids and other dogs. He lives in Tunkhannock.
Levi Jeanele Ransom says Levi is a ball of energy who loves to snuggle and play fetch. He lives in Tunkhannock.
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Prince Josie Lomack says Prince is a sporting dog that loves playing ball and running at full speed. He lives in Cerritos, California.
Louie Louie, says Laurel Van Fleet, is a dog that knows how to relax and how to play hard when he gets excited. He lives in Tunkhannock.
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Oreo Oreo, says Ellen Farrell, loves going outside for a walk and snuggling with his mother at his home in Scranton.
Judy Bolsar says Sparkles is a playful puppy who loves to snuggle with anyone she sees. She lives in Archbald.
Baby, says Wendy Dudeck, loves being picked up and rocked to sleep and curling under bed sheets and up under sweatshirts! She lives in Taylor.
Charlotte Charlotte, says Cathy Ware, likes hiding her milkbones, frolicking in the pool and playing fetch with just about anything. She lives in Dunmore.
Izzy Izzy, says Tina Leccese, is a sweet, though sometimes psycho, pet that is very protective and loves going for walks in the great outdoors. She lives in Dickson City.
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Spotlight on Theater Jeffrey Kelly, M.S., manager of cultural and special events, and theater director, at Misericordia University Career Aspirations: To make a difference. To impact my community in a positive culturally enriched manner, and be a conduit of the arts to everyone I see; to never stop learning, and to take everything I know, and help share it. Professional inspiration? Stephen Schwartz. I have long admired his theatrical brilliance, pristine integrity, and his selfless intentions to better our community. Some of my college directors and mentors such as Donald Hopkins, Jack Mainwaring, Christine Rock, Dr. John and Judy Curtis, Dr. Rebecca Steinberger, Dr. Russ Pottle, Sue Helwig, Lailani Augustine, Marie Stolarick and Denise Miscavage, as well as Audrey Ide and
Harry McKeown of the Dallas School Direct. 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 made them feel” ~ Maya Angelou Biggest challenge as a drama/ theatre professor or chair: Time. It is an invaluable resource that has to be shared with every other piece of life. Finding a time that works for everyone is next to impossible. I run rehearsals generally starting at 8:30 p.m. While at the end of a show run everyone is physically and mentally exhausted, it gives students an opportunity to be involved without sacrificing anything else except some of their free time. The second largest challenge I personally face is actually a doubleedged sword. When you spend so much time with each HappeningsPA.com
other, I also see the dark clouds people face day in and day out. You start to tell when someone is not having a good few days. The hardest part for me is when you can see someone you care about suffer. College students today balance a lot of emotions. It is never easy watching someone struggle, but I am glad to be in a position that I can help them stand back up, and remind them it is okay to fall down sometimes. Best part of the job? Leaving a thumbprint on the hearts of my students. There is no better feeling in the world than walking with a student through their life story, and watching them grow, learn, and succeed. Dream show to direct? “Come From Away” or “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” or a musical debut! Upcoming season at November 2019
Misericordia: “The Drowsy Chaperone” November 21-24 “Play On!” March 19-22 A Sensory Friendly Musical (title TBD) May 2-3 Advice to acting students? Keep Going! Never stand still, never accept being okay, or even being good. You should never stop working on your character until the Monday after the show closes. Best part of NEPA? Being a ride from major hubs, such as NYC, Philadelphia, Newark, etc., we got a lot of local traffic of big names and shows. Mix that with a vastly talent enriched performing arts community, it is a performers’ dream to have the peace and tranquility of
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llyson Matthys, D.O., grew up in small-town Texas, one of four daughters to a pair of educators and a descendent of a long line of military members. She always knew she wanted to grow up and have a job that helped people, and after surviving two separate accidents involving a firearm and a car crash, she zeroed in on becoming a doctor. Just a few miles away, Vikaash Persad, D.O., also was raised in a suburb of Austin, Texas, one of four children to parents who were teachers. He dreamed of getting out of his home state to see more of the world and beyond. Working for NASA was — and still is — his longtime dream, but he was inspired to pursue medicine after meeting a doctor who operated on his mother.
Dr. Matthys sand Dr. Persad earned degrees in osteopathic medicine from the same Texas college at the same time, and both started their family medicine residencies at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in 2017. It wasn’t until they crossed paths during residency orientation week in Scranton that they finally met and realized all they had in common. Now, the duo has become a powerhouse team as they share the responsibilities and rank of chief residents of the family medicine program, which allows them to play off 120
each other’s strengths and enhance each other’s roles as mentors and doctors in the community-based learning environment.
“I was proud. He could have picked anyone, so I felt honored,” Dr. Matthys said of the ceremony.
Serving as peer-elected chief residents will help both when “We complement each other, and the time comes to serve their country, they said, thanks to I couldn’t see myself doing this diplomacy and versatility the without him,” Dr. Matthys said. “I leadership roles have taught respect him as a leader and a friend. We talk about every deci- them so far. While being a chief sion and have telepathy almost.” resident does mean added work, the benefits far outweigh the “We’re two sides of the same pressures, they agreed, and they coin,” Dr. Persad agreed. “We’re a each couldn’t ask for a better package deal, because we work partner to work with. better together and are a great “You’re on the cutting edge and team.” affecting change when you Aside from sharing a love of the spend time in such a variety of Dallas Cowboys, authentic barbe- hospitals, clinics and specialists’ cue and travel, they also hold a offices. Every day is different and sacred bond that was cemented we’ve really honed our ability to when Dr. Matthys, who became a just roll with it,” Dr. Matthys said. commissioned officer through “Everything we learn here will the Army’s Specialized Training benefit us in the future,” Dr. Assistance Program (captain), swore Dr. Persad in to be a com- Persad added. “It helps with our military careers and in missioned officer (captain) with medicine.” H the Air Force this summer.
Salute to Veterans
he properties of Settlers Hospitality are proud to honor United States service members with special offers and programs to commemorate Veterans Day. The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Silver Birches Resort and Hotel Anthracite will offer complimentary lodging to veterans on November 11. Reservations are required. Another Hawley resort, Tanglwood, will also offer complimentary rooms to veterans.
On November 12, Hotel Anthracite in Carbondale will host a Veterans Day Breakfast, free to the public at 9 a.m., first come, first serve. In addition to a presentation by Camp Freedom, the program will feature Brigadier General Wilbur E. Wolf III as the keynote speaker. General Wolf has held numerous leadership posts at bases throughout the United States as well overseas in Germany and Bosnia. His many awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal, Pennsylvania Service Ribbon, Pennsylvania General Thomas J. Steward Medal, Commendations Medals from the Army and Air Force and an Army Achievement Medal. On November 11, guests can enjoy a wine and cheese fireside chat at The Settlers Inn from 4-6 p.m with a guest speaker from Vetstock, a local non-profit that works to improve the lives of past and present military members and their families. The date also marks the opening of a speNovember 2019
cial exhibit, “The Art of Survival: The Vietnam War Through the Eyes of An Artist and SoldierJoe Connor” that features 36 hand drawn sketches. Connor was a resident of Milford and Private First Class who served in the Vietnam War from 19661967. He volunteered for combat duty, was attached to the First Infantry Division and chronicled the images before him on his sketchpad. Connor stepped in to become the official Combat Photographer/Journalist of his division when the previous person was killed in the line of duty. Connor’s war photos and combat reports were published in military newspapers, civilian publications, military magazines and multiple history books on the Vietnam War. From the 200 plus sketches Connor made during his tour of duty, many were chosen for inclusion in the War Collection of The National Archives in Washington D.C., while his photographs are part of the permanent archives of The Smithsonian Institution. Connor served with distinction, HappeningsPA.com
even earning the Bronze Star Medal for Valor awarded for his actions in ground operations against hostile forces. His call to public service continued after he left the military with numerous positions in municipal government that included a term as mayor of Stillwater, NJ. View the exhibit at The Settlers Inn from November 8-12, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. “We’re honored to salute our military men and women with these programs and free lodging,” said Justin Genzlinger, CEO/Owner of Settlers Hospitality. About Settlers Hospitality Settlers Hospitality, boutique multi-concept hospitality in Hawley, PA, consists of The Settlers Inn, Ledges Hotel, Silver Birches Resort, Hotel Anthracite, Sayre Mansion, The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Glass- wine.bar.kitchen, Kol Steakhouse, Cocoon Coffeehouse and Bakery, Lake Region Fitness and Art on the edge. Visit SettlersHospitality.com H 121
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artnerships are the foundation of the greater Scranton community. Throughout the years, Scranton Tomorrow has brought organizations and individuals together to enhance the quality of life in the region. “We are energized by the collaboration of AllOne Charities and Individual Abilities in Motion (I AM) as they cultivate a greater understanding of living life to the fullest without limitations,” said Leslie Collins, executive director of Scranton Tomorrow. In August, Scranton Tomorrow’s Electric City Classic featured professional cyclists from across the country competing at high speeds on a closed-circuit course in downtown Scranton. As part of race weekend, members of I AM participated in a hand cycle criterium race and exhibition. Hand cycles are adaptive bicycles designed for people with spinal cord injuries. Scranton’s event was one of just a few criterium races in the country featuring a hand cycle component. “The racers loved the Electric City Classic,” said Joe Salva, of I AM. “Competitive opportunities for people who use hand cycles or racing wheelchairs are limited, so they were thrilled to have a chance to do what they love to do.” I AM’s participation highlighted the benefits of embracing a life that focuses on what can be done rather than concentrating on limitations.
and diseases through a multipronged approach: to support, to challenge, and to inspire. The program was a natural fit for AllOne Charities, which provides funding to help sustain local and regional, non-profit organizations whose initiatives help to address some of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania’s most pressing health challenges. “The driving principle of I AM is to promote abilities! The inclusion of the hand cycling event turned the spotlight on the extraordinary abilities of exceptional athletes,” said John Cosgrove, executive director of AllOne Charities. “We are all enriched by their example of focus, dedication and determination.”
It’s important to note that hand cycling is just one of countless sports group members have mastered. At individualabilities.org members share stories of fishing, kayaking, skiing and even sky diving. Learn about AllOne Charities, at https://allonefoundations.org/charities. Learn about Scranton Tomorrow and the Electric City Classic at www.scrantontomorrow.org. H Scranton Tomorrow’s Ele ctric City Classic is one of a few criterium races in the country featuring a hand cycle component. Made possible with support from AllOne Charities, members of Individua l Abilities in Motion (I AM) participated in a hand cycle race and exhibition at the inaug ural event this summe r.
In addition to enjoying the thrill of competition, the Electric City Classic provided an opportunity for I AM members to share the group’s history and mission with the community. “Participating in the Electric City Classic showed members of the general public that there is more to an individual who uses a wheelchair, or other adaptive equipment, than just the wheelchair or the equipment itself,” Salva said.
The support of AllOne Charities enabled I AM to further their mission of enriching the lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries November 2019
NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS Area code 570 unless specified
ART EXHIBITS Aug. 22-Dec. 31, Another Way of Remembering, noon.-5 p.m., The Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186 ext. 521. Sep. 6-Nov. 8, Art exhibit John Willard Raught: Beauty Lies Close at Home, University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-4214. Sep. 28-Dec. 31, The Essence of Color: The Art of Victoria Lowe, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Everhart Museum Scranton. 346-7186. Oct. 22-Dec. 8, Pete Souza: Two Presidents, One Photographer, Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. 408-3365.
COMMUNITY EVENTS Oct. 3-May. 7, Teen Advisory Council for Grades 11 & 12, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186. Nov. 2, Performance Music: In Concert featuring The University of Scranton Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624. Nov. 2, Johnson College Open House, 9-noon., Scranton. 800-293-9675. Nov. 2, Scholarship Day & Open House, Wyoming Seminary, Kingston. 270-2160. Nov. 3, Turkey Trot 5K/10K, 8-10a.m., Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton. 504-7000. 124
Nov. 3, Open House for prospective students and their families, 9 a.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 888-SCRANTON.
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Nov. 7, Schemel Forum World Affairs Luncheon Seminar: Impeachment: Is it Still Available? presented by Morey Myers, noon., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-6206.
Nov. 9, Wilkes University Open House, Wilkes-Barre. 408-5000.
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Nov. 16, Lackawanna College Open House, Scranton. 961-7810. Nov. 16, Everhart Connects: Art and Memory Drop-in Classes, Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186.
Nov. 9, Misericordia University Open House, Dallas. 674-6400.
Nov. 19, Family Workshop Days, 4-6 p.m., Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186.
Nov. 11, Veterans Appreciation, 8 a.m.-10 p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.
Nov. 19, Teen Workshop: Uncaged Art, 4-6 p.m., Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186.
Nov. 12, Judaic Studies, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7400.
Nov. 21, Soft Cover Book Workshop with Melanie Rosato, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Everhart Museum, Scranton. 346-7186.
Nov. 13, Humanities In Action Lecture, 5:30 p.m., University of Scranton. Scranton. 941-7400. Nov. 15, Performance Music: In Concert featuring The University of Scranton String Orchestra, 7:30 p.m, University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624. Nov. 15, Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus presented by The University Players, 8 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-4353. HappeningsPA.com
Nov. 22, Scranton Chamber of Commerce SAGE Awards, Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Scranton. 342-7711. Nov. 23, Performance Music: The Vaclav Nelhybel Centennial ConcertÂ featuring The University of Scranton Symphonic Band with special guests, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. 941-7624. November 2019
NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS CONCERTS & MUSICAL PERFORMANCES Nov. 1, UFO and Blue Oyster Cult, 8 p.m., Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-7325.
Fest, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., The Dock on Wallenpaupack, Hawley. 226-2124. Nov. 1, St. Joseph’s Center Auxiliary, Fiorelli’s, Peckville. 489-6777.
Nov. 2, Hell Freezes Over: An Eagles Tribute Band, 7-9:30 p.m., The Theater at North, Scranton. 800-5020.
Nov. 2, Make A Wish Foundation Dance, Genetti’s, Dickson City. 383-0206.
Nov. 7, David Sanborn Jazz Quintet, Bethel Woods, Bethel, NY.
Nov. 6, Volunteers in Medicine Cocktails, 5:308 p.m., Kevin’s Bar & Restaurant, Kingston. 285-3071.
Nov. 8, Live Dead & Tribute to Flying Burrito Brothers, Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-7325.
Nov. 8, Italian Wine Dinner, 7p.m., The Settlers Inn, Hawley. 226-2993.
Nov. 14, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, 8 p.m., Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-6057325.
Nov. 9-10, Scranton Preparatory School Galleria 2019, Scranton Prep, Scranton. 941-7743.
Nov. 15, Herman’s Hermits, 8 p.m., Penns Peak, Jim Thorpe. 866-605-7325.
Nov. 16, Whiskey, Wine & Cigar Dinner, 5-10 p.m., Kol Steakhouse, Carbondale. 536-6020.
Nov. 24, Max Weinberg’s Jukebox, 6 p.m., Bethel Woods, Bethel NY.
Nov. 16, Plains Antiques & Home Furnishings Open House, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Wilkes-Barre. 270-3107.
Nov. 18, Community Residents Dialogue, 5:30 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Scranton. Nov. 20, NAMI U Of S Scranton 40th Anniversary Celebration, 6-9 p.m., Scranton. Nov. 22, The Chamber Gala, 5:30-9 p.m., Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, Scranton. 343-3000.
Northern Tier Symphony Our 10th Anniversary Featuring Barbershop Choruses Nov 17 and 24, 2019
Special World Premiere Jonathan Leshnoff April 5 and 19, 2020 $10 Adult/$5 Student/Under12 Free
Oct. 21-Nov. 27, Lobster
NOVEMBER HAPPENINGS Nov. 23, Artisans Marketplace, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Waverly Community House, Waverly. 586-8191.
THEATER & STAGE Nov. 1, No Opera at the Op'ry House Tonight (or) Too Good to be True, 7:30 p.m., Clarks Summit University, Clarks Summit. (800) 451-7664. Nov. 2, Eagles Tribute, The Theater At North, Scranton. 800-5020. Nov. 21-23, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 8 p.m., PNC
Auditorium, Loyola Science Center, University of Scranton, Scranton.Â Nov. 23, The Vaclav Nelhybel Centennial Concert, 7:30 p.m., University of Scranton, Scranton. Nov. 30, Twelve TwentyFor: The Holiday Rock Orchestra, 7 p.m., The Theater at North, Scranton.Â Nov. 30- Dec. 1, Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.,- 5 p.m., Kalahari Resort, Pocono Mountains. 877-525-2427.
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Veterans Day is the perfect time to reflect, remember and be thankful. We are also observing National Hospice Month, Fall Weddings and A Spo...
Published on Oct 25, 2019
Veterans Day is the perfect time to reflect, remember and be thankful. We are also observing National Hospice Month, Fall Weddings and A Spo...