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For a review of “Getaway,” see Page 3

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Mahanoy City’s 150th anniversary parade

From left, Kathy Weikel, Gilberton; Corrin Kegolis, Shenandoah, and Brianne English, Frackville

Alex, left, and Owen Bentz, Strausstown For more photos from the parade, see Page 4

Keeping tradition alive See Page 2


Coming home

Historical marker dedication recognizing ABA to highlight traditional Ashland event BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR

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hen the Ashland boys return “home” this weekend, they will find a permanent fixture dedicated in honor of the association made for them. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and the Ashland Mummers will unveil If you go Club a state plaque What: Ashland recognizing the Boys’ AssocaAshland Boys’ tion parade and Association, the state historical homecoming marker dedicaorganization tion that formed to When: Parade welcome home starts noon, coal miners to dedication 3 the borough p.m. Saturday Where: Ashland more than a century ago. The celebration parade is slated for noon Saturday, followed by the dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. in front of the Mothers Memorial, North Hoffman Boulevard. “The originators of this unique Ashland Boys’ Association homecoming never knew in their time how advanced they were by the founding rules of this homecoming tradition. Sentiment was the main key to their success that bonded thousands into Ashland on ABA weekend, and now honored as a Pennsylvania state historical marker,” said Adam J. Bernodin III, chairman of the ABA historical marker committee. 2

Annie Rosellini, 2013 Miss Pennsylvania, will be among the special guests at the parade. William V. Lewis Jr., state Historical and Museum Commission commissioner, and Carson Long, 2013 Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame inductee, will serve as grand marshals for this year’s parade. The annual march will begin at Fifth and Walnut streets, travel west to 21st Street, then cross over to Centre Street, ending at the Mothers Memorial. The roads will be closed at 11 a.m., with fire police rerouting traffic around the borough. The parade will feature many participants, dignitaries and floats from the Ashland Elks Miners, Oakland Miners and the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons, among others. The parade will honor every decade when the miners came home in chronological order. For example, there will also be a float featuring high school wrestlers.

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The Schuylkill Historical Fire Society will set up two firetruck ladder arches at Seventh and 13th streets, Ashland, to commemorate these homemade arches used in early ABA years. Joe Cesari, longtime wrestling coach at North Schuylkill High School, said the float will feature wrestlers and coaches from the program’s inception in the 1960s to today. The float will be decorated with banners listing the individual state champions and team championships the program has won over the years, as well as the program reaching the 600-win milestone. Cesari said he also invited cheerleaders from North Schuylkill to

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add some color to the parade. The Schuylkill Historical Fire Society will set up two firetruck ladder arches on Centre Street at Seventh and 13th streets, in tribute to arches used in early ABA years. The event will culminate with the dedication of the state historical marker. The ABA began holding the homecoming celebration at the turn of the 20th century as coal miners yearning for home returned to the borough. The annu-

al gathering became a Labor Day weekend celebration that brought thousands of people into Ashland. “I wish I could go back in time when that special train came into town. The sentimental impact of welcoming home former Ashland residents became a true dynasty. This Pennsylvania state historical marker is well deserved. I hope Ashland has a good turnout for Please see ABA, Page 7


‘Getaway’ running on empty And thus does a summer that started with a silly car chase picture end with a sillier one. “Getaway” has some of the elements of a good gear grinder — a B-movie where a car takes a pivotal role in the cast. It’s got Ethan Hawke, doing enough of his own driving to pass muster with the likes of Ryan Gosling (“Drive”), Dax Shepard(“HitandRun”)orPaul Walker(“Fast&Furious”). It’s got a cool car — a Shelby Super Snake version of the Ford Mustang. It has an unusual city setting — Sofia, Bulgaria. And then Selena Gomez shows up as the mouthy, techsavvy sidekick dragged along for a long, Christmas season chase through the not-quitegeneric (tramlines, train tracks) mean streets of Sofia. That’s where the silly kicks in. Things turn pulse-pounding in the third act, but that’s entirely too late to rescue this end-of-summer orphan. The improbable set-up: Disgraced racing driver Brent Magna’s Bulgarian wife (Rebecca Budig) has been kidnapped. He gets a call and is told to steal a particular armored, camerapacked Mustang that he will drive on a series of “tasks.” The villain, whose chin stubble and martini-slurping lips are all we see, is played by Jon Voight with a German accent. “You’re runnink out off time — tic toc, tic toc,” he purrs, and we’re off. Having a car covered with cameras raises the variety of shots and sometimes amps up the pulse-pounding nature of the chases, choreographed by Charlie Picerni. Until you notice that door mirrors that popped off the Mustang in the last chase magically return in the next scene. “Ican’tbelievethatworked,” Magna confesses after one

MOVIE REVIEWS escape. Too often, neither can we, despite the non-digital/ real-cars-having-real-crashes nature of the beast. A guy whose wife has been kidnapped and threatened with death should be a lot more worked up and manic than Hawke plays this fellow. And one would think that a young woman snatched for a ride-along would be freaking at this or that hair-raising chase, the streets filling with wrecked Bulgarian cop cars, the machine-gunning motorcyclists and what not. The leads don’t turn up the requisite adrenalin-jacked pitch of their voices or their acting. They’re really in that car, but they’re entirely too calm about all this mayhem. Director Courtney Solomon (“An American Haunting”) is plainly out of his depth, and when the always reliable Hawke plays a character in the wrong key, that points back to a director who doesn’t have the stature or standing to “direct” him. Maybe they all took a gander at that random, ridiculous scenario and hoped that the car would be cool enough to bail them out. It isn’t. “Getaway,” a Warner Brothers release, is rated PG-13 for intense action, violence and mayhem throughout, some rude gestures and language. Running time: 88 minutes. ★½

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Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus concert films — sanitized, packaged — presenting these five British or Irish boys, ages 19-21, as paragons of pop virtue while others vouch for what “rebels” they are, and that they have “edge.” Yeah, they’ve got vast tattoo collections and they’re not shy about losing a shirt and yanking each other’s trousers down on stage in choreographed bits of tomfoolery. We see Harry, Liam, Louis, Zyan and Niall bonding on a tour bus across Europe, a camping trip in Sweden and the occasional stroll down a public street — until they’re recognized and mobbed. They marvel at their sudden fame, don disguises and work as ushers at a venue

here and there. Indie filmmaker sell-out Morgan Spurlock (“Super Size Me”) shows us how 1D were recruited by Cowell on Britain’s “X-Factor” talent show, how a cadre of hardcore first generation fans amped up enthusiasm for them in the UK before they even had a record out and how much they’ve changed their parents’ lives (buying them houses, etc.) and how much fun they have together as mates on what one describes as a “Benjamin Button” journey — peaking at 20, realizing it’s all “backward” and downhill from here, lads. It’s a chipper, cheerful portrait with nary a discouraging word in it. And after Katy

Perry’s much more revealing and dramatic “Part of Me” film, it’s disappointing that Spurlock didn’t have the access, the footage or the spine to depict any of the cynicism behind such creations, which are manufactured by pop Svengalis like Maurice Starr (New Kids on the Block, et al), Lou Pearlman (Backstreet Boys, ’N Sync) and Cowell. The tunes are catchy, and the 1D boys have charm, a little wit about them and some stage presence even if their shows have all the spontaneity of a McDonald’s menu. “One Direction: This Is Us,” a Sony/Tristar release, is rated PG for mild language. Running time 93 minutes. ★★

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Dear Mark: Here in Reno, several casinos have blackjack machines where the “dealer” is a video of a young lady. Are the cards dealt randomly the same as would happen on a live table game or are these machines programmed to pay out a predetermined percentage? The machines have player favorable rules, including surrender allowed. So, am I wrong to think this is a better place to play than a live dealer game? Alan C. I believe the machines you are speaking of, Alan, are called Table Master, and they use a video representation of a cybernetic life-sized dealer, placed at the center of a fully automated blackjack game. These games give you a

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doubling and split variations that favor the player, will dictate your percentage return. The best feature of these Deal Me In avatar machines is that, the game usually is offered for as little as a buck a hand. Likewise, in most gaming jurisdictions you will find a decent-sized gap between a realistic live table-like perfor- Table Master wager and that mance of not only Blackjack, of a live table game. but also Three-Card Poker, All is good, right? Well, Let It Ride, Ultimate Texas Alan, not necessarily. Hold ’em, Royal Match 21 and On average, Alan, Table Dragon Bonus Baccarat. Master games nearly double As to your first question, the number of hands played Alan, yes, all hands are dealt per hour. In “gamble-ese” randomly. Table Master black- this is called “incremental jack machines are not progame speed.” Although the grammed to return a set perpayoffs are the same as those centage as would, say a slot of a live table game, you machine. Your play, along with need to take into account favorable rules like surrender, that increase in speed. With

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2270 Fair Road

Schuylkill Haven, PA

WEEKEND SPECIAL

Sausage, Eggs & Homefries Breakfast Served All Day

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5:30 am to 2 pm We Accept Credit Cards

Myrtle May’s Café 236 Sunbury Street, Minersville PA 17954 • (570) 399-5110 www.myrtlemayscafe.com

Quandel Car Wash drawing hourly This Saturday & Sunday

BREAKFAST SERVED ALL DAY!

PINE GROVE VFW Kitchen Hours

2501 West End Ave., Pottsville

Youth Bowlers Wanted

Groups Available Bumpers 8 & Under & Youth Fun 9 t0 14 Sat. 10:30 am • Tues. 4:30 pm Starts Sat. 9/7-Tues 9/10 No child sits on the bench Call to Sign up

(570) 622-8740 Check us out on Facebook!

Friday 4-8 p.m. Saturday & Sunday 7-11a.m. & 4-8 p.m. Thursday 6-9 p.m. Seafood & Steaks

Sunday Breakfast 7-11 a.m. PublicWelcome -Weekly Specials

Coming Sept. 7 - “Junior’s Farm” Guests Accompanied By Members Only – ID a Must Visit Us On Facebook

Summit View Restaurant & Pub

570-754-7535 Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Between 4 PM & 5 PM Receive 10% Off Your Entire Food Bill Route 183, Summit Station Wed. & Thurs. 4-8pm • Fri. & Sat. 4-9pm Sun. Noon-7pm • Closed Mon. & Tues.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31ST J.C.J. @ 10 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH ADRENALYN @ 10 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14TH DEAD LEAVES @ 10 NEW HOURS FOR SEPTEMBER SUNDAY-THURSDAY 12PM-12:30AM FRIDAY-SATURDAY 12PM-2AM COVER FOR ENTERTAINMENT IS $5 19 FRONT ST., CRESSONA

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this memorable day in Pennsylvania history,” Bernodin said. The dedication ceremony Saturday will feature remarks from borough officials, such as Mayor Dennis Kane and fire Chief Phillip Groody. Mike Stevens from WNEP’s “On the Pennsylvania Road” will present the dedication address. Other special guests include 2013 Miss Pennsylvania Annie Rosellini; Jay W. Smith, right worshipful grand master of the Masons of Pennsylvania; and Reading Fightin’ Phils mascot Screwball. The two oldest Ashland “boys,” Leonard Staudenmeier, 97, and Daniel Fedeko, 93, will also be honored. The men were selected by Ashland Masonic Lodge 294. Bryel Frasch, a student at North Schuylkill High School, will sing the national anthem, while the Rev. Robert Finlan from St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church will provide the invocation. The selection of the Moth-

ers Memorial as the site of the dedication ceremony also holds historical significance. The memorial, depicting James McNeill Whistler’s painting “An Arrangement in Grey and Black, No. 1,” or more commonly known as “Whistler’s Mother,” was erected in 1938 as a symbol of a mother’s love. The ABA raised thousands of dollars during America’s most financially distraught period for the project. “The ABA raised $6,000 in the heart of the Great Depression for the WPA (Work Projects Administration)-built Mothers Memorial, which is the only bronze reproduction in the world of the American icon painting. The statue is the symbol of their legacy,” Bernodin said. The state historical marker was approved in September and will be placed at the base of the memorial. Although the ABA disbanded in 1976, the parades continued until 2008. The tradition got new life when the

parade returned to Ashland in 2011. It was also held in 2012 and now, the story of the Ashland boys will be told every day in the borough. “The Ashland Boys’ Association is one of the most inspirational stories of the 20th century. No matter what national crisis occurred. It never stopped former Ashland residents to heed the magic call to ‘Come on Home’ for the love of their family, friends and proud hometown,” Bernodin said.

Kitchen will be closed this Saturday, August 31st. due to Holiday. Bar opens @6pm Specials are Dine In only

The Station House Fine Food & Spirits Corner of Railroad & Willing Llewellyn

570-544-4456

Dining Open Tues-Thurs 4pm-8pm • Fri & Sat 11am-9pm

The Oyster Bar Friday

Jersey Acres Market Stone Mountain Wine Cellars Wine Tasting Daily

Playing a mix of covers and originals!!

Peaches, Sweet Corn, Early Apples & Fresh Veggies

Saturday September 14th

Visit us @ our table at the Sch. Co, Wine Festival on Sunday in Hegins.

Saturday, August 31st • 10pm-1am Come Celebrate Labor Day/ABA!!

“RED HALO”

Penn State Ticket give away during band!! Food specials include Pierogies/Butter and Halushki’s

“Raymond the Amish Comic”

For Our Full Menu and List of Events Check Our Website www.mineshaftcafe.com

2501 West End Avenue Pottsville - 570-622-8741

Today Happy Hour 4-8pm $2 Coronas Saturday Strikers bringing DJs Back “DJ CHRIS CHERRY” $2 Shock Top Draft

We accept FMNP checks

1615 Panther Valley Rd. Pine Grove, PA Phone 570-739-4418 www.stonemountainwinecellars.com

DJ “Cuzo” Saturday

“The Ghost Country Band” Acoustic Guitar Every Wednesday with 25 cent Wings Karaoke Every Thursday Best Ribs In Town! BABY BACK RIBS 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Wed.-Sat.

115 S. Main Street, Shenandoah

570-590-6048

Once in a Blue Moon August 31st & September 1st Come to LongTrout Winery, Saturday, August 31st

Mark Furman Band

Will Smooth Your Economic Blues Event 1pm to 7pm • Entertainment 2pm to 6pm And on Sunday, September 1st

Fortunate Sun

Flashback 60’s & 70’s SongsYou NeverThoughtYou’d Hear Live Event noon to 5pm Entertainment 1pm to 5pm

St. Pat’s

26th Annual

End-of-Summer Picnic South Cass Fire Co. Picnic Grounds Route 901, Primrose

Sunday, September 1, 2013 Noon to 10 PM (Labor Day Weekend) Entertainment on the Bandstand

“The Golden Tones” 1 to 4 p.m. McCormick Irish Dancers 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. “Toolshed Jack” 6 to 9 p.m.

Fun for ALL ages!

Free Kids Games 2-4PM

Bring your Family and Friends!

www.longtroutwinery.com

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grounds, Route 901, Primrose. Music by The Golden Tones, 1 to 4 p.m.; McCormick Irish dancers, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.; Toolshed Jack, 6 to 9 p.m. Sponsored by St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. WINGS — Noon to sellout every Sunday, Rainbow Hose Company, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Dozen $8, half dozen $4.50. Additional food includes burgers, cheesesteaks and chicken fingers. Free delivery in town, includes business deliveries. Call 570-385-1511. FREE BREAD, PASTRY AND ROLLS — 12:15 to 1:30 p.m., pick up at Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Accepting non-perishable food for redistribution. Call 570874-1585. FREE FEEDING PROGRAM — Soup kitchen open 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday, New Life in Christ Ministries, 217-219 Market St., Cumbola. Full meal for families in need. Call 570-277-6041.

Lakeside Ballroom Presents

August 31st

The Brand 70’s 80’s 90 music 8pm-12midnight $5 Cover

MEETINGS — Alcoholics Anonymous, noon and 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday, Thursday and Friday; noon and 8 p.m. Tuesday; noon Wednesday and Saturday, St. Stephen Center, 45 W. Fourth St., Mount Carmel. FLEA MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday, Renninger’s Farmers Market, Schuylkill Haven. Benefits Ruth M. Steinert Memorial SPCA. Donations of clean usable clothing and household items needed. Call Lee Yeager at 267-334-4220 or shelter at 570-345-3540 and leave message. FREE COMMUNITY DINNER — 4 to 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Free Church, 101 Graeff St., Cressona. Open to community.

MONDAY ANNUAL OUTDOOR LABOR DAY MASS — 10 a.m., Castle Green Grotto, 950 Valley Road, Minersville/ Heckscherville Highway). Attendees should bring lawn chairs. Parking available. For

Sovereign Majestic

In Association with Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center, Inc.

The Diary of Anne Frank

Saturday, September 7, 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, September 8, 2:00 p.m. Tickets Only: $15.00

M&T Movies at the Majestic

Saturday, September 21, 7:00 p.m. Free Admission and Popcorn. In Association with Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center, Inc.

Magical Memories: A Tribute to Disney Sunday, September 29 5:00 p.m. Tickets Only: $15.00 Call: 570-628-4647

Corner Nice & Spring Sts. Frackville • 570-874-4496

Serving Dinners

Fri. & Sat. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

•SEAFOOD •PASTA •WINGS •PIZZA •SANDWICHES •OTHER SNACK FOODS ETC. Lobster & Sauteed Shrimp Combo

$19.95

Delmonico Steaks 16 oz.

$16.95

Dining Room is now Smoke Free

Join us at the Schuylkill Country Council for the Arts as we honor our rich cultural diversity.

Celebrate Us... Celebrate Schuylkill!

Saturday, Sept. 14th, 12:00-7:00 p.m.

Doors open at 11:30 Yuengling Festival featuring live music, dancers, theatre, food, drink, and exhibits in the beautiful gardens of the historic Yuengling Mansion.

40 Crystal Lane • Barnesville • 570-467-2630 www.lakesideballroom.net

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more information, call Bob at 570-544-3658. Rain date Sept. 7. LABOR DAY GRILLIN’ — 1 to 6 p.m., Frackville Elks, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Steaks and burgers on the grill. REGISTRATIONDEADLINE FOR INTRO TO CHINESE — To be held 7 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 16 through Oct. 23, Diakon, 118 S. Centre St., Pottsville. Cost $100 for 12 sessions. Introduction to Mandarin Chinese, learn characters, numbers, words and different tones. Sponsored by Diakon Living and Learning. Call Susan Long at 570-624-3018. RESERVATIONS FOR CANAL STREET YARD SALE — To be held 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7, 124 Canal St., Port Carbon. Sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Food and baked goods for sale. Reservation deadline Tuesday. To reserve a space, call 570-573-1946. Bring your own tables, tents and chairs.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013

$7.00 Adults $5.00 Children

1440 Mahantongo Street • Pottsville Call 570-622-2788 for information POTTSVILLE (PA.) REPUBLICAN HERALD


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