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For a review of “300: Rise of an Empire,” see Page 3
We saw you at... Maple syrup breakfast, Sweet Arrow Lake
Charter Day at Eckley See Page 2
Kolby, 13, left, and Brandon Yesenosky, 12, Pine Grove
Heather, left, and Gwendolin Wolfe, 14, of Pitman For more photos from the breakfst, see Page 4
State celebration Eckley to highlight mining at annual Charter Day on Sunday BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR
he Eckley Miners’ Village Museum will celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania with movies highlighting one of the region’s greatest contributions to the state — anthracite coal. The program, called “Movies of the Anthracite,” begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the museum opening at noon. Held in accordance with Charter Day, the museum and program are free to all visitors. Bode Morin, site administrator, said the program will feature three movies from the collection of F. Charles Petrillo “I’m and Phil Mosley. hoping The films feature above- and for a below-ground good shots of the crowd mining process, giving a full because spectrum of the the ﬁlms challenges faced are inter- by miners in the early 20th centuesting.” ry. According to Bode Morin, site a press release, administrator the collection “provides a unique opportunity to glimpse back at the striking … activities” in the region for almost 150 years. Morin said the movies were chosen for the Charter Day program based on their vicinity to the area. “They wanted to show more local region films,” Morin said. The three films scheduled to be shown are: • “The Price of Carelessness,” filmed at the Truedale Colliery in 1915 2
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What: Annual Charter Day celebration When: 2 p.m. Sunday, museum opens at noon Where: Eckley Miners’ Village, 3 miles south of Freeland, on Highland Road, off Route 940 Cost: Free For more information on the event, call 570-636-2070, visit www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com or the village’s Facebook page. • “Buried Heat,” filmed at the Jeddo Colliery in 1934 • A special film presentation with Jack Palance, a native of Hazle Township in the Lattimer Mines section, Palance was an Academy Award-winning actor. His film career spanned more than five decades and is best known for his award-winning performance in 1991’s “City Slickers.” Morin said light refreshments will be available after the program. The event is held in celebration of Charter Day, which this year honors the 333rd year since William Penn was granted title to land that would form the commonwealth. On Charter Day, all Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission sites are open and free to the public. Morin said this year’s program follows last year’s successful Charter Day activities at Eckley Miners’ Village. “Last year, we showed ‘The Molly Maguires.’ It was a big draw,” he said. Morin said last year’s presentation was standing-room only, something he wants again on Sunday. “I’m hoping for a good crowd
it was a standing-room-only crowd for the showing of the film “Molly Maguires” during last year’s Charter Day festivities at Eckley Miners’ Village. This year’s event, which begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, will feature three films highlighting the challenges miners faced. BELOW: Visitors browse the museum before last year’s Charter Day events began. because the films are interesting,” he said. Morin said the presentation is an indoor event so it will be held rain or shine. He also wanted to remind potential visitors that daylight-saving time begins Sunday, so remember to change your clocks. Eckley Miners’ Village, an anthracite coal mining patch town which now serves as a museum, is celebrating its 160th year. For more information, call the village at 570-636-2070, visit www. eckleyminersvillagemuseum.com or the village’s Facebook page. To learn more about Charter Day, visit www.phmc.state.pa.us.
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Women stand out in ‘300’ sequel The first “300,” director Zack Snyder’s 2006 take on the legendary showdown between Persians and Spartans at Thermopylae in 480 B.C., was all about the guys and their abs. The sequel, “300: Rise of an Empire,” is more about the women. Specifically, seafaring Greek-born Persian warrior Artemisia, a figure who — if this movie is to be believed — ruled the ancient world through a combination of cunning, cruelty and the ability to look great while waging war on the high seas. It’s Artemesia, played with a mixure of cool and camp by Eva Green (“Dark Shadows,” “Casino Royale”), who gives this CGI-saturated sequel a jolt of energy, as her male Athenian adversaries are as flavorless as week-old hummus. If not for Artemesia, “Empire” would be just a retread of its predecessor. Set at the same time as the first film, when a brave force of 300 men valiantly tried to hold off an invading Persian ar my led by Xerxes, “Empire” details the sea war between Artemisia and Greek leader Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton). He spends much of his time trying to unite the Greek citystates to thwart the threat. He even travels to Sparta to try to convince Queen Gorgo (Lena Headey, reprising her role from the first film) to help him, but she wants to handle things on her own. Themistokles turns out to be a tough, smart warrior. While the Greeks lack the Persians’ sheer force of numbers, they make up for it in cleverness. So, when it’s Aretemesia-vs.-Themistokles crunch time, it’s classic David and Goliath stuff. Directed by Israeli commercials director Noam Murro and produced by Snyder, “Empire” has the same heav-
MOVIE REVIEWS ily stylized, blood-splattered comic-book visuals as the first film. The battle scenes are well-staged, even if the 3D is totally unnecessary. (“Gravity” this isn’t.) As written by Snyder and Kurt Johnstad, Empire is unfortunately low on tonguein-cheek, sword-and-sandal humor, although there is a brief shout-out to the “Spartacus” TV series: Peter Mensah, who oversaw the gladiator school in that show, is seen here as Artemesia’s combat trainer when she was a young girl cutting her teeth on the hatred of all things Greek. Stapleton, the Australian actor who brought an intensity to his portrayal of a thug in “Animal Kingdom,” acquits himself well in his first big starring role — he gets to bellow and exhort his followers to battle with the best of them. But there’s nothing particularly unique about him here, and the same is true for most of his crew. It’s up to the Persians — Artemesia and the evil golden-boy Xerxes (once again played by Rodrigo Santoro) as well as their horrible horde of minions — to give “Empire” what bite it has. Artemisia may ultimately have lost the war in this clash of civilizations, but she wins our hearts. “300 Rise Of An Empire,” a a Warner Bros. Pictures release, is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of America for “strong sustained sequences of stylized bloody violence throughout, a sex scene, nudity and some language. Running time: 102 minutes. ★★★
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman” I needn’t have worried. The prospect of a feature-
length “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” made me nervous, since the Sahara-dry humor that made the old Jay Ward cartoon unique is all but absent from today’s animated efforts. The story of the ultrasmart, time-traveling dog and his pet boy was introduced as a segment of Ward’s brilliant “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show” in the 1960s. And the attempt to turn that show into a liveaction movie was a catastrophe. What a relief to see that while “Mr. Peabody’s” visuals are enhanced to sleek 21st century standards, the essential charm of the series survives more or less intact. In this telling, sophisticated, sarcastic Peabody, an outcast brainiac in his youth, adopts human foundling Sherman
to give him the family he never had as a pup. A Nobel Prize winner, inventor, business tycoon and all-around whiz, Peabody finds his greatest challenge in raising a child. When Sherman and bratty schoolmate Penny take the WABAC Machine for a joyride, they create a rift in the space-time continuum. Peabody takes command as they zip from the French Revolution to ancient Egypt, Renaissance Florence and the Trojan War to repair the damage. These mini-adventures recreate the format of the old cartoons, dropping into a bygone epoch to learn a thing or two amid a barrage of sight gags and groan-worthy puns. Some of the archaic jokes are absolute crack-ups.
The choice of the actor who voices Albert Einstein is a hoot in itself. And you have to love a movie with an ancient Hebrew Egyptian kvetching, “Oy, again with the plagues. Why did I ever move here?” Ty Burrell as Peabody leads a vocal cast including Stephen Colbert, Allison Janney, Stanley Tucci and Patrick Warburton. Director Rob Minkoff (“The Lion King”) and writer Craig Wright are well aware they’re pitching a lot of jokes over the heads of the littlest viewers. But there’s enough butt-related humor to keep the grade-schoolers in stitches. In the TV show, the beagle kept the boy as a pet. That relationship has been revised to introduce a bit of sentimentality. Those with a nose for subtext will also find a
thread of innuendo in the notion of prissy confirmed bachelor Peabody winning the court’s approval of his unconventional custody arrangement, and the efforts of the bigoted social worker trying to take Sherman away. Ultimately, Peabody’s grandest adventure isn’t rescuing Earth from a time-wormhole but easing back on his fatherly perfectionism and letting Sherman find his own way. When the hyper-intelligent dog finally relaxes and wags his tail, you’ll want to tell the filmmakers, “Good boy!” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” a Fox/Dreamworks Animation release, is rated PG for some mild action and brief rude humor. Running time: 88 minutes. ★★★
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Search for perfect nails continues Fellas, I’m going to give you the week off. I want to talk about nail polish and I’m pretty sure other than having a preference whether you like it or not, this article likely won’t be your cup of tea. I believe a lady should have her fingers and toes painted at all times — yes, even in the wintertime. I’m actually much more adamant about women having their toes painted because I think feet, in general, are weird and it’s one step closer to making them a bit more appealing. For me, personally, though, I cannot handle naked nails. I honestly feel naked without nail polish. When I’m out in public, it’s as if I forgot to put pants on. I feel like everyone is staring. I don’t know, call me oldfashioned, but I also am a gal who believes you should change out of your pajama pants before leaving the house. Maybe that makes me prissy; so be it.
I remember my Mam teaching me how to paint my own nails in her bedroom. I believe the color options were few, but there was a very soft pink and a fire engine red in her collection. I, by no surprise, honed in on the fire engine red. “No,” my Mam told me, “You’re not old enough for that yet.” It’s hard to string together the conversation verbatim, but I recall the conclusion hinted around to the idea that women of ill repute wore red nail polish. Not that I had any idea what a women of ill repute was; I was only about 4 years old, for heaven’s sake.
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The naive little girl I was, though, couldn’t wait to grow up and be one of those women, just so I could sport fancy red nails. In hindsight, I’m glad I never went that route and I eventually realized the fun my grandmother was having with me that day. Had I not, I would have possibly wondered by my God-fearing, gentle, loving, peach of a grandmother would have such a color. God rest her soul, that’s probably about as racy as she ever got. She was truly a saint, and for the record, I never saw her wear bright red nails once. My history with nail polish reads like a love story complete with the honeymoon phase then the realization that the polish just wasn’t what I was looking for. A lot of my early collection, which I kept neatly organized in my nail Caboodle, were of the Avon variety because the lady who worked the front
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desk at the doctor’s office my mom worked at sold it. It was a collection of mauves and pinks and, eventually, without soiling my reputation, I graduated to red. Throughout the years, I’ve tried every gimmick nail polish there is because I just can never get enough. Let’s take a look back at a spattering of some of those:
Press-on nails Oh, Lee Press-On Nails. They were as cool as Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” video was to me in the late 1980s. It was a novel idea: Let’s put some super glue on our nails and adhere this plastic talon. Surely nothing could go wrong there. The problem was, at the same time of the popularity of the press-on nails was the perm. Now, although I always had a “pick” in my purse to tame my unruly mane of curls at any given point of the day, there was
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Acrylic When I finally got a wellpaying job out of college, the first thing I decided I, as a working class woman, was going to do was to start getting my nails done professionally. Luckily for me, I have always been blessed with very strong nails that grow very fast. Little did I know, the best way to ruin that is to get acrylic nails. They whittle your real nails down with a Dremel, people. How can that be good? I realize this now and I do believe it works very well for someone with thin nails that don’t grow, but for me, it ruined some-
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always occasion to scrunch your curls to make sure your style was on point. Press-on nails and permed ringlets of hair don’t get along well because mine were always getting stuck, eventually flipping the nail right off and ruining my day.
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Nail polish For the past couple of years, I’ve just done it the oldfashioned way — the way my Mam taught me and just painted them with regular ol’ nail polish. The problem there is, I cannot stand it when my nails get messed up. I often have the novel idea to paint my nails right before bed or right before going out for the night. Bad idea. First of all, no matter what kind of robot you think you are that you can program yourself to sleep with your hands neatly spread out on the top of your thighs while you are whisked off to dreamland, you can’t. Nope. Not happening. As soon as, or even before, you reach the REM stage of sleep, you will cuddle up in your bed sheets and so will your nails, resulting in the dreaded “sheet mark” effect Please see JENNA, Page 8
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an Church, 449 E. Grand Ave., Tower City. World Day of Prayer is worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer and action each year. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES — 7 to 9 p.m., Trinity Episcopal Church, Centre Street and Howard Avenue, Pottsville (use Second Street entrance). Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation Commission. Call 570-622-6619. SMOKE-FREE BINGO — 6:45 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Summit Station Fire Company, 88 Firehouse Road, Summit Station. SummitFire34@comcast.net for more information. FOOD PANTRY — Hosted by New Life in Christ Ministries, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 217219 Market St., Cumbola. Emergency food pantry avail-
able by appointment only, call 570-277-6041.
SATURDAY CHICKEN AND WAFFLES DINNER — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Citizens Fire Company No. 2, Mahanoy City. Cost $10. To order, call 570-773-1173, day of sale 570-773-1750. Sponsored by Citizens Fire Company and Mahanoy City EMS. CHINESE AUCTION — Shop and drop, 4 to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Good Intent Hose Company No. 1, 12 Silverton Road, Llewellyn. Beneﬁts truck and equipment fund. FREE MOVIE NIGHT — 7 to 9:30 p.m.,Living Waters Church of God, 155 S. Balliet St., Frackville. Free pizza, snacks and soft drinks. Call 570-8741585 or 570-622-3587. Movie every second Saturday. Please see CALENDAR, Page 7
Pine View Acres SUNDAYS BIG BREAKFAST BUFFET
Open Saturdays 4 - 8 pm Open Tues Thru Fri 11:30 am - 8 pm
Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge
SPECIALS FRIDAY SEAFOOD BUFFET
King Crab Legs-Steamed Clams Haddock-Shrimp (Fried & Cocktail) Includes Dessert & Salad Bar & 12 other items
$19.95 MARCH SPECIALS
Line Dancing Every 2nd Friday of the Month
Catfish (Plain or Cajun) $9.95 Deep Fried Yuengling Scallops $9.95
Sat., March 8th.
Corn Beef Sandwich $4.95
LUNCH SPECIALS Chicken Wings $6.95 doz. Everyday
Now Accept 570-628-3207 • Chamberlaine Ave., Pottsville WeEBT Cards
Weekend Specials Friday
Baked Butter Crumb Cod $8.95 Corona Beer Battered Haddock $10.95 Broiled Crab Cakes $11.95
116 Ringtown Blvd Ringtown 570-889-2357 Join Us This Weekend!
Pork Fried Rice $8.95 Cavatappi & Children Amattricana (ZestyMarinara with Bacon, Onion and Red Chilis) $10.95 Steak & Fried Shrimp Combo $14.95
Veal Cordon Bleu $8.95 Lemon Pepper Catﬁsh $9.95 Stuffed Chicken Marsala $12.95
Sunday Breakfast Chipped beef 462 Scrambler
Different wagers won’t help against house edge
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY — Women in the Arts, Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St., house edge of 7.89 percent. Dear Mark: Tamaqua. Silent auction Mark Is there a way of combinAny combination strategy opening, 4 to 5 p.m.; dinner ing multiple wagers on a rou- Pilarski at an American roulette table and movie, “Lost in Living” lette table to maximize one’s should be to start with avoid- by Mark Trunk, 5 to 7 p.m.; Deal Me In odds and increase my chancing the five-number wager. motivational speaker and enes of winning? For instance, Otherwise, all the remaining tertainment by KJ Smile, 7 a column bet pays off at 2 to bets, in any combination, still to 8:30 p.m.; silent auction 1. If I place the second and have a 5.26 percent edge. ending at 8:30 p.m. For more third column, I have a 66.6 information, call the center at The canny players maxipercent chance of winning, mize their odds and increas- 570-668-1192. LENTEN BREAKFAST SEjust so long as the 0/00 don’t percent advantage (1/19), and es their chances of winning RIES — 7 to 8 a.m., St. appear. I would offset that by no combination of bets on the by searching out, and playplaying either the 0-00-1-2-3 layout will change that. One ing only on a single zero rou- Andrew’s United Methodist combination, or a split bet of exception to that rule is a lette game, as that little extra Church, 1382 W. Main St., one chip on the 0-00. wager where you are betting effort — if successful in find- Valley View. Prepared and Tim S. that the 0, 00, 1, 2, or 3 pocket ing one — allows you to chop served by church’s Bible You can increase your catches the ball. That wager is the house edge from 5.26 per- class. Speaker the Rev. Rick Conrad from Brethren in probability of winning —at significantly higher. cent to 2.63 percent. Christ Church, Tremont. Call least something — by placing And why? Because it is Gambling wisdom 570-573-9467. multiple bets on the layout, about what the casino is willMEETING — St. Patrick of the week but, let me cap that, BUT, the ing to pay you versus the true Men’s Spirituality Group, St. If you have one chink in house edge on any combinaodds of hitting any of these your psychological armor, tion of bets, less one, is always numbers. This five number going to be 1/19, or 5.26 perwager, also called the basket playing the horses will bring BATHTUB RESURFACING ESURFACING SURFACING DONE IN PLACE! cent. You also included in bet, has a 13.16 percent proba- it out. NO MESS! ALL COLORS — Andrew Beyer, your question the 0-00-1-2-3 bility of winning, pays 6 to 1, 5 -YEAR WARRANTY nish ish “Beyer on Speed” (1993) Exclusive Porcelaincote® Finish combination bet. All wagers, creating an overall return of TRI-COUNTY PERMA CERAM (Pilarski can be reached at Tim, on a double zero roulette 0.9211 on the dollar. This one YearsExperience Experience JOHN SOLTIS – 27 25 Years – table give the casino a 5.26 bet, above all others, has a email@example.com) Hazleton • (570) 788-3882
LEGION POST 374 42 S.Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove
FRIDAY 4-7 PM Baked Ham Salisbury Steak Haddock w/Mac & Cheese SAT., BREAKFAST 7-11 AM
Sat., March 8th 8- 11 pm
“CONWAY TWITTY NIGHT”
NEW SUNDAY BRUNCH 8 am- 1 pm SUNDAY- Pig Wings
Coming MARCH 15TH.
“RECKLESS” Everyone Welcome
Lakeside Ballroom Presents
Blue Mountain Buccaneers Band from 8pm - 11pm
Co-ed Kickboxing Doors open 5:30pm Event begins 7:00pm
Call for Tickets March 22nd
Flaming Dick and the Hotrods Doors open 7pm Band plays 8pm - 11pm
$15 per person $25 per couple
40 Crystal Lane • Barnesville • 570-467-2630 www.lakesideballroom.net
Patrick Parish Center, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville (next to the church). Meetings held twice a month after 8 a.m. Mass. The focus and discussion will follow the Crossing The Goal video on the “Virtues.” No books are necessary to participate. MEETING — Celebrate Recovery, 9 to 11 a.m., Fearnot Assembly of God Church, 1152 W. Mountain Road, Hegins. Christ-Centered and Bible based program focusing on dealing with life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Free. For more information or directions, call Brian at 570205-2813. MUSEUM OF MUSIC — 11 a.m., Sovereign Majestic Theater, 209 Centre St., Pottsville. Free program is fun, creative event for all ages linking many cultures and ethnicities to classical music, featur-
ing large elaborate puppets with handlers and musicians. Puppet making workshop for children will follow at Senior Center, Pottsville. Presented by Gabriel Chamber Ensemble and sponsored by Lipkin, Marshall, Bohorad and Thornburg, P.C. Call 570-943-2558 or visit www.gabrielensemble. org. NIGHT AT THE RACES — 7 to 10 p.m., Holy Cross social hall, Clay Street, New Philadelphia. Cost $8, includes food and refreshments. Must be 21 to attend. Sponsored by New Philadelphia Community Organization. WING NIGHT — 5:30 to 9 p.m. or sellout, Rangers Hose Company, 6 E. Ogden St., Girardville. Wings $8 per dozen, fries $3, fries with any wing sauce, $4. Eat in or take out. Call 570-276-1406.
Please see CALENDAR, Page 8
14-16 Sunbury St. • Minersville
570-544-6096 Weekend Special Scrapple, Eggs & Homefries
Breakfast Served All Day
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 5:30 am to 2 pm We Accept Credit Cards
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GABRIEL CHAMBER ENSEMBLE presents
MUSEUM OF MUSIC
An adventure of live classical music, puppetry and stories from around the world. SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014 at 11 am
Cash & Irish Themed Prizes
- FREE ADMISSION -
Sunday March 16th Nativity BVM High School Lawton’s Hill, Pottsville
Musical selections include:
DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 AM BINGO STARTS AT 1PM $25.00 ADMISSION INCLUDES: 15 REGULAR GAMES & 4 SPECIALS ALSO SPECIAL JACKPOT GAME
Sovereign Majestic Theater 209 Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
Large elaborate puppets come to life together with handlers and professional musicians to tell the lively story of how music has evolved from around the world. This is a fun creative event for all ages!
• Jazz • Opera • Hungarian •German • Latin Repertoire • Plus Many More!
For more information, contact:
Fun for the entire family!
HOMEMADE FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
Agnes ` Maurer Executive Director
SPONSORED BY THE NATIVITY GREEN AND GOLD BOOSTER CLUB
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FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 2014
— as long as you get it done right. The idea is to keep all the coats very thin. So, I made an investment. Through the power of a HauteLook event, I got myself my very own gel kit complete with an LED lamp, polish, top and base coat and cuticle oil which retailed for over $250 for a mere $52. Still a little steep, you say? Not for the money it will save Gel polish me. With the tip and the serIf my nail history reads as vice, it’s about $25 anyway to a love story, then, currently, get my nails done at the I’m in the happiest relationsalon. This thing cost two ship in my life. I discovered trips and will hopefully last gel nails a handful of years long enough to make it monago. I really liked it, but just ey well spent. couldn’t deal with the I’m pretty happy with it so upkeep. However, recently, I far. I could have maybe taken fell back in love as I have a my time a little more, but tendency to do. This stuff really is my nail overall, I like it. I don’t know if I’m crazy about the color; savior. It’s quick and easy, it’s not exactly accurate to just how I like it. the swatch that represented It consists of a base coat, two coats of polish and a top it online, but that’s neither here nor there because now I coat — something I was can invest in a whole collecdoing already. Each coat is tion of colors to last me a “cured” under a UV or LED lifetime. light lamp for about a minNever again will I need ute and the end result is persomeone to reach in my fectly polished, perfectly pocket or my purse for me shiny, DRY nails. while I stand helpless with Seriously, you can bang wet nails. Gone are the days them off your keys, open a with dents and dings. can of soda or start digging (Wasakoski is an assistant in your garden after you get this done and you’re all good editor at The News-Item) Continued from Page 5
on your manicure. No good. Waiting for your nails to dry is the biggest pain in the rump about the whole process. I’ve had nail dryers, I’ve sprayed them with Pam cooking spray, I’ve gotten fancy quick dry stuff, I’ve ran them under cold water. Still, I always manage to mess them up somehow.
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Starting at 8pm Every Friday During Lent Alaskan King Crab Legs St.Pat’s Party Tickets On Sale Now!
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SUNDAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 7 to 11 a.m., Friendship Fire Company, Seventh and Pine streets, Frackville. Call 570-874-4030. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAKFAST — 8 a.m. to noon, Ringtown Valley Fire and Rescue Company, 46 W. Main St., Ringtown. Cost $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under $4. Call 570-889-3245. BINGO — 2 p.m., doors open at noon, St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church Hall,Main and Oak Streets, Shenandoah. Sponsored by Francis Cardinal Brennan Knights of Columbus Council 618. BINGO — 1 to 5 p.m.,
Middleport Inn Coal St., Middleport
•Prime Rib •Deviled Crab •Italian Baked Haddock •Potato Soup Kitchen Now Open Saturdays 3 PM - 8 PM
Sheppton-Oneida Fire Company hall, 900 Center St., Sheppton. Beneﬁts Sheppton-Oneida Volunteer Fire Company. CHARTER DAY — Eckley Miners’ Village Museum opens at noon, program starts 2 p.m., 2 Eckley Main St., Weatherly. Free. Call 570-636-2070 or www.eckleyminersvillagemuseum. com for more information. DESIGNER HANDBAG BINGO — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., St. Nicholas Hall, Primrose. Featuring Coach, Michael Kors and special Louis Vuitton rafﬂe. Tickets $25, call 570-544-5767 or 570-544-4581. Beneﬁts St. Nicholas School. OPEN HOUSE — Frackville Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., Frackville Municipal & Community Center,
p.m., St. Jerome Regional School, West Broad Street, Tamaqua. CELEBRATE RECOVERY — 5 to 6 p.m., Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Free. Mailing address P.O. Box 323, Orwigsburg, PA 17961. 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. Call 570-874-1585. 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. Call 570-277-6041.
52nd Annual Rajah Shrine Fri. Mar. 7th - “J JAMES” Sat. Mar. 8th - “MICHELS” 570-366-1914
1240 Centre Turnpike Route 61 Orwigsburg, PA • 570-366-1914
Sovereign Majestic The Museum of Music Hosted by Gabriel Chamber Ensemble Performed by Mock Turtle Marionette Theater and Sinfonia Orchestra Saturday, March 8, 11:00 a.m. Free Admission M&T Movies at the Majestic Saturday, March 15, 7:00 p.m. Free Admission and Popcorn. Music at the Majestic Sunday, March 16, 3:00 p.m.
Good Intent Hose Co 12 Silverton Rd. Llewellyn
Headliners: Jenna McBreen & Christopher Brossman with Gabrielle Quandel, Kieffer Quandel, Mahanoy Area Special Choir and pianist Bruce Marianelli Coming May 9, 10 & 11 ln Association with The Actors Guild of Schuylkill County Disney’s Alice in Wonderland
March 8th 4-7pm Shop/Drop March 9th 11am-3pm Drawing 3pm Food/Refreshments Over 150 Baskets Including Flat Screen TV, (2) Kindles, Gas Grill, Vera Bradley
BLUE RIDGE BAR AND GRILL
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42 S. Center St., Frackville. PERFORMANCE — 4 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Orwigsburg. Vocalist Corinna Sowers-Adler, a county native and New York cabaret singer, will perform show titled “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy.” TICKETS FOR RONAN TYNAN PERFORMANCE — Noon to 2 p.m. BG’s Value Market, King’s Village Plaza, Minersville. Performance at 2 p.m. May 4, Pottsville Area High School auditorium. Tickets $30 in advance, $40 at door. Sponsored by Schuylkill County medical professionals. Call 570-544-4674. USED BOOK, SOUP AND BAKE SALE — Noon to 3
St. Patrick’s Day Weekend FRI, THE 14TH: BLUES CITY BLUES BAND SAT, THE 15TH: ONE INCH GAP
Watch for details on our upcoming “Yard Sale”. A great way to have fun while making money selling items you’re not using. 570-754-7259 • Summit Station
Hamburg Fieldhouse Hamburg, PA March 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, & 9th SHOW TIMES General Admission Wed., Thurs., Fri.TIMES: – 7:00 PM Wed. Admission – $7 Special SHOW General Thurs.–Sun. – $13 Adult Sat. – 10:00 AM, 3:00 and 7:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:00 Child – $9 (3 and – under Free) Sun. – 1:00 and 5:30 PMPM Wednesday ONLY Thursday - 7:00 PM Special Admission - $7 Republican Herald Ages 4 and up (3 and under Free) Friday - 7:00 PM No other coupon applies Saturday - 10:00 AM, Thursday - Sunday 3:00 & 7:30 PM $13 Sunday - 1:00 & 5:30 PM Child $9Adult (3 and under Free) (Not valid Wed., March 5, 2014)
Order Tickets Online at: Order Tickets Online at: www.rajahshrine.org www.rajahshrine.org
Or Call 610-562-7004Or or Call 610-916-9000 610-562-7004 or 610-916-9000