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FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 2013

For a review of “Last Vegas,” see Page 3

We saw you at...

Frackville Halloween parade

Addisyn Balicki, Frackville, left, and Mariahna Robertson, Pottsville

Celebrate reading

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Sydney, left, and Riley Bray, Strausstown For more photos from the parade, see Page 4

Love of books

Annual festival encourages young, old to read BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR


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his weekend, children will learn the importance of reading from the people who write the stories. The 27th annual Family Reading Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Fairlane Village mall, Pottsville. The event is cosponsored by The Republican-Herald, Child Development Inc. and “With the the Schuylkill County sad state Reading Council. “If you love to read, of so many it’s a great day,” said bookstores closing, I feel Janet Joyce, director of marketing and events like community services the reading at The RepublicanHerald. festival The free event will are very feature 26 authors repimportant resenting different litto promote erary genres sharing hard copy their books and expebooks and riences with visitors. One of those authors reading.” is Ashland native Marsha Hubler. Marsha Hubler, author According to the event website,, Hubler has published 11 juvenile fiction books, including the bestselling “Keystone Stables Series.” Hubler said she has attended the Family Reading Festival for many years and believes in its mission to spread the love of books to children. “I enjoy coming because I love any event that encourages children to read,” she said. “It’s a great event that I wish could be held in every mall but I think Fairlane is unique in its desire to hold this event annually.” Exhibits will line the mall’s main corridor with two designated reading rooms, in which authors will read their books throughout the day. Along with the authors, schools and organizations will have themed exhibits with activities. A free child identifi2


What: 27th annual Family Reading Festival When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Where: Fairlane Village mall, Pottsville cation program with fingerprinting and pictures will be held in the former arcade across from CVS. There will be a registration table near Boscov’s for students. Joyce said the school with the most registered students will receive a plaque. Hubler said the event is unique in that it allows children to interact with the authors. “I believe the public gains from the event by meeting authors face to face and having children become excited about books and reading by meeting the authors, as well,” Hubler said. The festival also serves as a chance for the authors to network with each other. For Hubler, it acts as a homecoming. “By attending the event, I, of course, sell my books for profit. But just as exciting is meeting some old friends whom I know having grown up in Ashland but haven’t seen in a long time,” Hubler said. “I also enjoy meeting many new friends such as other authors and sweet children who love to read.” Joyce said while the activities are designed for children, the festival is for the entire family and parents may even find a new spark for reading. “Even though the event is geared toward the youth, most of the authors are not,” Joyce said. Hubler said the most important aspect of the event is to promote reading to a younger audience. With the popularity of ebooks, she said it is good to keep the youth acquainted with actual books. “With the sad state of so many bookstores closing, I feel events like the reading festival are very important to promote hard copy books and reading,” Hubler said. “Although many children do read on Kindles, it’s always good to offer them the choice of actually holding a book in their hands and, again, meeting authors face to face.”



Marsha Hubler, Ashland native and author of “The Trouble with Skye,” above, is one of the authors who will be attending the 27th annual Family Reading Festival on Saturday at Fairlane Village mall. The event is co-sponsored by The RepublicanHerald, Child Development Inc. and the Schuylkill County Reading Council.

We saw you at ... the parade on Sunday Aruzhan, left, and Anastasia Hawranick, Frackville

From left, Cole, Kylie and Stefanie Meskunas, Frackville From left, Blake Kessock and Madisyn and Kylee Klemow, all of Frackville

Adam, back, and Andrew Fuller, Frackville



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November offers fun activities in county Traditionally a busy month, November offers an array of activities in Schuylkill County. If you enjoy the outdoors, take a fall foliage flight from the Schuylkill County Airport or a walk in the November sun. Consider joining Schuylkill On the Move for its Broad Mountain Ramble on Nov. 10 for some highlights of fall’s natural scenery on the mountain. Take the bull by the horns and register for Schuylkill VISION’s Halloween Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday morning. This 5K offers an opportunity to enjoy the scenic views of the Schuylkill River while running/walking the historic Bartram Trail. There’s

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M&T Movies at the Majestic on Nov. 16 featuring “The Santa Clause.” The Sovereign Majestic will delight us on Nov. 23 and 24 with “Annie Kids” and again on Nov. 30 with The Gary MacCready Ensemble. And if you missed “SHOUT: The Mod Musical” last month, don’t sweat it. Our friends at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park will host it on Nov. 22 and 23 as a dinner theater. There is always something for everyone in our community. At the visitors bureau, we will be giving thanks by recognizing the annual tourism awardees with four awards categories: volunteer, employee, government partner and business/organiza-

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Books to Broadway,” 3 p.m., Tremont Area Free Public Library, 139 Clay St., Tremont. Admission $5. Presentation features members of Schuylkill Choral Society. IRON CHEF — 1 to 5 p.m., Hamburg Area High School, 701 Windsor St., Hamburg. Adults $15, senior citizens $13, students $5. Featuring more than 30 food vendors with free samples, more than 10 restaurant chefs compete for your vote in the People’ Choice Competition. Tickets available at door. MEAT BINGO — 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Schuylkill Hose Company No. 2, 51 S. St. Peter St., Schuylkill Haven. Admission $15. ROAST BEEF DINNER — 4 to 6 p.m., Holy Apostles Church, Nicholas and Hancock streets, Saint Clair. Catered by TNT DELI. Cost $10. Eat in or take out. Delivery in Saint Clair for shut-ins only. Sponsored by Saint Clair Community and Historical Society. Tickets available at Saint Clair Borough Hall and Historical Society Building. For information call, Darlene

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• Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus • Prosciutto & Smoked Gouda Stuffed Chicken Breast Sunday Brunch 10am-2pm

Sunday NFL Ticket w/$1.50 Coors Light or Miller Lite drafts

Halloween Party w/TJ Fitzpatrick Sat. 11/2 Lower Bar Doors Open 8:30 p.m.

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PINE GROVE VFW Sat. Nov. 2, 9-12


Coming Nov. 9 - “Honeypump” Guests Accompanied By Members Only – ID a Must

at 570-429-2129, Carol at 570-429-0789 or Dot at 570429-0553. ROAST BEEF DINNER — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nativity BVM High School, One Lawtons Hill, Pottsville. Adults $8, children 8 and under $6. SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALL DINNER — 11 a.m. to sellout, Columbia Hose Company No. 1, 742 W. Centre St., Shendandoah. Adults $8, children $6. Mild or hot sausage also available. Eat in or take out. Free local delivery, call 570-462-9574. THEME BASKET BINGO — 2 p.m., Rangers Hose Company, 6 East Ogden St., Girardville. Doors open noon. Advance tickets $20, at door $25, second packet $5. Children playing bingo must be accompanied by paying adult. For tickets, call 570276-6922, 570-276-1358 or 570-276-6650. VENDOR BINGO — 3 to 7 p.m., Pine View Acres, 145 Chamberlain Ave., Pottsville. Cost $25. All proceeds ben-

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Tuesdays Tapas 5/$5 Wine Down Wednesdays THURSDAYS Ribs & Beer Friday, Nov. 1st.



Kitchen Hours

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 Visit Us On Facebook


Coal Creek Plaza, Saint Clair


efit Walk for Autism. VERA BRADLEY AND COACH BINGO — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., Saint Clair Lions Club hall, McCord Avenue, Saint Clair. Advance tickets $20, at door $25. Call 570-527-5787. WINGS — Noon until sellout every Sunday, Rainbow Hose Company, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $9 per dozen. Also burgers, cheesesteaks and chicken finger platters. Free delivery in town, including businesses. Call 570-385-1511. CELEBRATE RECOVERY — 5 to 6 p.m., Faith Church, 1168 Centre Turnpike, Route 61, Orwigsburg. Biblical and

balanced program created to help people overcome life’s hurts, habits and hangups. Free. Mailing address is 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. 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.

St. John the Baptist R.C. Church 10th & Mahantongo St., Pottsville

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2013 Saturday, November 9th 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 10th 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

SPECIALS Lottery Tree Gift Certificates Vera Bradley Basket Handmade Doll House Tax Preparation Certificate Estate Planning & Will Prep 24” LED Flat Screen TV - RCA For ‘The Love of Baking’ Basket Little Peace Farm CSA Half-Share

Pictures with Santa Saturday, November 9 after 5:00 p.m. Mass Sunday, November 10th after 10:30 a.m. Mass


Over 75 Theme Baskets. Various Crafts / Handmade Items Jewelry / Wreaths / Bargain Table

Menu includes: Hot Roast Beef Platters (Bring your camera if you wish!) Hot Dogs / BBQ Sausage Sandwiches / Soups Coffee / Soda / Iced Tea

Don’t Miss Our Homemade Baked Goods Preview Weekend Saturday, November 2nd - after 5 p.m. Mass Sunday, November 3rd - after 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. Masses Chances can be purchased at this time Baskets: $1.00 ea. / 6 for $5.00 / 12 for $10.00