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FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

For a review of “Iron Man 3,” see Page 3

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Schaeffer’s HarleyDavidson Block Party for MDA

Cheyenne Fox, Zionsville, left, and Colin McGovern, Bethlehem

From left, George Ramsey, West Lawn; Gerry Pawlowski, Auburn; Leonard Melincavage, Cressona For more photos from the event, see Page 5

Gearing up for cruise-in

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Get revved up

Gear Grinders to host annual charity cruise-in Saturday BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR

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nthusiasts will be wiping the winter dust off their classic cars to help a local charity Saturday at the Cressona Mall. The Gear Grinders Hot Rod Association will host its annual cruise-in from 2 to 6 p.m. at Advance Auto Parts. There is a $3 registration fee and proceeds from the event benefit Hillside SPCA. While the event is free to attend, visitors will be asked to make a donation. Gary Sinton, president of Gear Grinders, said not only is the day a chance to help a local charity but also a good excuse to get the car ready for the driving season. “Springtime, everyone is starting to get their cars out of the garages,” he said, adding there are no restrictions on the type and age of the cars. Sinton said this is the smaller event for the club. He said the cars will not be cruising in or around the lot and will not be judged. The event is an opportunity for owners to show and talk about their cars in a showroom-type atmosphere. The event usually pulls in about 30 to 50 cars each year, Sinton said. However, the number of participants and 2

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What: Gear Grinders Hot Rod Association Charity Cruise-In When: 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday Where: Advance Auto Parts, Cressona Mall Cost: $3 registration fee with proceeds benefiting Hillside SPCA visitors depends on the weather. “Two years ago we had rain, it started to pour,” Sinton said. He said the club is hopeful for sunny skies this year. “There is nothing worse than having it pour down rain,” he said. In addition to the cars, the event will feature music, food, raffles and door prizes. Sinton said a representative from Hillside SPCA may also be on hand to promote the shelter and sell merchandise to raise additional funds. This is not the first time Gear Grinders has chosen Hillside SPCA to be its beneficiary. Sinton said the club votes every year on a charity. In previous years, the club has donated to the Pottsville Soup Kitchen, Salvation Army and Schuylkill Women in Crisis, among others. But Sinton said Hillside is always among the popular choices. “We have a vote and usually Hillside is the one we end

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The Gear Grinders Hot Rod Association’s annual charity cruise-in on Saturday will feature all types of vehicles, from sports cars to the classics, such as a 1950s Buick Electra 225, below. up with for the cruise-in because everyone loves animals,” he said. While the cruise-in is used to help the community, the main attraction is the cars. “When you have a car like that, you like to show it off but you don’t like people touching them,” Sinton said jokingly. The Gear Grinders Hot Rod Association will be hosting its big cruise at South Cass Fire Company on Aug. 3. Sinton said the club expects about 100 cars for the event, which will feature judging and trophy presentations.

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Iron Man’s a little anxious, winded, but still able to show his mettle The third “Iron Man” movie, the finale to this trilogy of Marvel marvels, is the jokiest and cutest of them all. Iron Man/Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) gets a kiddie sidekick, for Pete’s sake. It’s also far and away the most violent, with a “Die Hard” body count, bombs and bullets, and Stark trashtalking evil henchmen about how he’s going to kill them. Writer-director Shane Black, who cut his teeth on “Lethal Weapon” movies and directed Downey in one of his best pre-”Iron Man” pictures, “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang,” brings a more violent, angst-ridden sensibility to the franchise. And a less subtle one. “Ever since that big dude with the hammer dropped out of the sky,” a character apologizes, remembering Thor’s arrival and “The Avengers,” “subtlety’s kind of gone out the window.” So there is not one Iron Man this time, and not just two (the War Machine suit, worn by Stark’s military pal played by Don Cheadle). No, as the trailers promise, there are many — suits that can be summoned, video game fashion, in mid-fight, mid-flight. That sort of deus ex machina robs the fights-to-the-death of their fear of death and the film of some of its highstakes urgency. A new terrorist foe — “I prefer the term ‘teacher’ ” — is assaulting America. The Mandarin (Ben Kinglsey, big and broad), who isn’t Chinese, is threatening the president (William Sadler), the country and Iron Man. And when the bad guy’s minions take down Tony Stark’s bodyguard (Jon

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Favreau, who also directed the first two “Iron Man” movies), Tony vows “good oldfashioned revenge.” That’s when Tony’s Fortress of Malibu is destroyed. That’s when Tony’s beloved Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) is endangered. (These aren’t spoilers, folks. It’s all in the trailer.) This “Iron Man” is about the “demons” we create through the people we wrong, and Black (who co-wrote the script) frames all this within a Tony flashback, to the day he scored a one-night-stand with a scientist (Rebecca Hall) and stiffed a think tank founder (Guy Pearce). Downey is as on the money as ever as Stark, punching up pithy punchlines — “BILL me” to a bloodthirsty reporter who eggs him into trashing the guy’s cellphone. Stark criss-crosses the country, from Tennessee to Miami, and suffers anxiety attacks along the way. A kid (Ty Simpkins of “Insidious”) with a Disney Channel haircut to make up for his hardluck life in Tennessee pitches in to help. A pushy, inquisitive child and these red-eyed minions of evil whose wounds heal in an instant would give anybody heart palpitations. The third-act twists are pretty easy to see coming, and the action beats feel preordained. But one bit of business involving people sucked out of Air Force One is the film’s jaw-dropper, a stunt/ effect that is as epic as anything this genre has produced. And the broad, goofy jokes and one-liners land — even if

they feel a little winded this time. Examining Downey in close-up, you can fret that he’s aging through his best years in an action franchise that doesn’t tax him the way movies like “The Singing Detective” and “Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang” once did. But he helped make comic book pictures safe for great actors. And if he pops up as the face in the suit in an “Avengers” movie or two, I don’t think anybody would begrudge him that. The suit has fit him, and he has filled the suit to perfection. “Iron Man 3,” a Marvel Studios/Disney release, is rated PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content. Running time: 130 minutes. ★★½

“Kon-Tiki” If there’s only one thing to be remembered from “KonTiki,” an engrossing fictional recounting of Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl’s famed voyage across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft, it’s this: The man didn’t know how to swim. This fact — and the deepseated fear that must have haunted him on his aquatic adventures — throws into sharp relief a derring-do that would challenge even the most seasoned ocean enthusiasts. His ambitions are captured in all of their sea-going glory in this stirring drama, nominated for this year’s foreign language Oscar (though the version being released in the U.S. is in English; the filmmakers made a separate version in Norwegian). The year is 1947 and Heyerdahl (Pal Sverre Hagen), an amateur ethnographer, is

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Jakob Oftebro, left, stars as Torstein and Tobias Santelmann as Knut in the Weinstein Company release “Kon Tiki.” determined to prove that Polynesia was settled from the east by native South Americans, not from the west by Asians as most believe. He, and a few who trust in his vision, construct a huge raft in the style of indigenous Peruvians and set sail in an attempt to show it could be done. Their voyage became a media sensation at the time and even led to a documentary, also called “Kon-Tiki,” that won the Oscar for best documentary in 1951. (In 1969, he would cross the Atlantic in a papyrus boat and that was the subject of a 1972 film, “The Ra Expeditions”) But that first trip also was responsible for the breakup of Herydahl’s marriage and tested the loyalties of the friends who made up his crew. In the sense that it’s about one man against the elements, “Kon-Tiki” echoes “Life of Pi.” Yet, whereas the

kid at the heart of “Pi” is at the mercy of the wind and ocean and has no idea where he’s going, Heyerdahl wants to control both and has a firm destination in mind. Hagen brings a palpable sense of determination to the part of Heyerdahl, but it’s no one-man show. Anders Baasmo Christiansen as engineer Herman Watzinger, a man who seems never to have set foot on a boat before, has the right amount of nervous bravado while Gustaf Skarsgard, Jakob Oftebro, and Tobias Santelmann, playing more experienced sailors, possess the laid-back intensity of men who know what they’re doing — even if, at times, they may question the

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man they’re doing it for. Beautifully shot (in the Maldives, Thailand, Malta, Sweden and Norway) by directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg and cinematographer Geir Hartly Andreassen, “Kon-Tiki” has the look and feel of a big, bracing adventure. It skirts many of the emotional issues (you’d think the father of two would have been a bit more torn apart by the collapse of his marriage) in favor of high adventure with hungry sharks and monster storms. But then you remember Heyerdahl didn’t know how to swim, and all those pesky little details disappear under the surging waves. “Kon-Tiki,” a Weinstein Company release, is rated PG-13 for a disturbingly violent sequence. Running time: 118 minutes. ★★★★ Reading Movies 11 & IMAX

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Fantastic food to be found in county

Spring is finally here! I know it has been here since March but the trees and the temperatures are finally heralding spring’s arrival. Summer is on the horizon. Blue skies and bright sunshine invigorate the spirit and our thoughts turn toward pleasure. A delicious meal can be a pleasure and we’ve no shortage of fantastic food in Schuylkill County. Ethnic specialties abound across the region and you are sure to find something to please everyone’s palate. Whether your tastes range from fine dining to simple country fare, we’ve got it covered. If you’re in the mood for excellent fine dining, try Brickhouse Grill and The Oak Hill Inn in Orwigsburg, The Greystone and Ruby’s Kitchen & Catering in Pottsville, Vito’s Coal Fired Pizza & Restaurant in Saint Clair. All offer a wide range of succulent dishes prepared with

Mountain Summit in Andreas is both delicious Regina and melodic most weekends. Gargano The Neapolitan Eatery in New Philadelphia and TNT Deli in Saint Clair have takeouts that will make your family’s taste buds sing. Sweet Barista has your healthy lunch ready for you. The McKeansburg Hotel in seasonal ingredients combined with an inviting atmo- New Ringgold is another great southern spot to pop in sphere. Ruby’s Kitchen’s Prix Fixe Dinners with Chef for a bite. Super portions, affordable prices and a Conrad, offered every Friday quaint atmosphere are the and Saturday evening, are a hallmarks of the Port Clinbit different from more traditon Hotel. And the smoky tional dining and a positively goodness of It’s Just Barbeexquisite culinary expericue in Deer Lake never disence that make a great gift appoints us. Ever. for mom this month. (Hint, When in Pottsville, be hint) sure to head to Roma PizzePerhaps casual dining is ria & Restaurant. A better more your style, well look no pizza is not to be had anyfurther! Head to the southwhere! They have a full ern tier of our county and menu of entrees as well and hit the Crossroads Inn in the ambience of the Oak Schuylkill Haven for a wide Room completes this culiarray of affordable dinners nary experience. We love the variety of nightly specials at designed to please. Blue

CAPT. MIKE’S

123 S. Main Street, Shenandoah

570-462-0155

RESTAURANT OPEN FRI. 4-8

SCALLOP, HADDOCK & DEVILED CRAB SPECIALS Plus Full Menu!

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Taking Mother’s Day BREAKFAST RESERVATIONS.

Thur.-Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 6 a.m.-12 noon

Catering available on and off site Ask about our “Customer Loyalty” card.

Happy Hour

Mon-Thurs 5-7 p.m.

Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials Tapas Tuesdays 5 / $5 “WINE DOWN”Wednesdays with Pizza and Wine

Friday, May 10th.

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PINE GROVE AMERICAN LEGION 42 S.Tulpehocken St. Pine Grove 570-345-8050 FRIDAY PLATTERS 4-7PM SATURDAY BREAKFAST 7AM-11AM

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the Wooden Keg in both Pottsville and Saint Clair. If you’re looking for a warm friendly atmosphere featuring authentic Maroons memorabilia, the family of Yuengling beers and great service, head to Maroons Sports Bar & Grill in Pottsville. Got a hankering for comfort food? Great country cooking is what you’ll find at the Dutch Kitchen in Frackville. Some other great spots for homestyle meals and desserts are: 3 C’s Family Restaurant in Molino, the lunch counter at The Shoppes at Meck Knitting Mill in Schuylkill Haven, Friedensburg Country Restaurant, Gramma’s Restaurant & The All-American Cafe in Pottsville, Sholl Family Restaurant, Buddy’s Log Cabin & The Red Lion Cafe, all in Pine Grove, Mineshaft Cafe in Ashland and Fountain Family Restaurant in Hegins.

Need another great place to enjoy a truly delicious meal? Be sure to head out to the annual Kielbasi Festival on May 18 in Shenandoah for our region’s most popular eastern European dish. The Kielbasi Festival will not only feature plenty of kielbasi, but also haluski, halupki, babka, bleenies and other eastern European delicacies. Ethnic music and crafts will be featured as well as food and this event most assuredly is a good time for one and all. While we’re thinking about all the delicious victuals to be enjoyed in Schuylkill County, don’t forget about buying local and cooking at home. Hope Hill farm offers culinary lavender, Potters’ Farm covers all your organic produce needs, Herring’s Green Grass Farms has your fresh poultry and pork, Kowalonek’s Kielbasy Shop is always ready to serve and both the

Hometown and Leesport farmers markets have everything you need right at your fingertips. There’s nothing better than fresh local produce, herbs, meats paired with our fine county wines from Red Shale Ridge, Benigna’s Creek, Long Trout, Galen Glenn and Stone Mountain for the makings of a great meal. On a final note, please visit our website at www. schuylkill.org under local deals for our Local Holiday Shopping Guide when you’re thinking of gifts for mom this month as well as our online calendar of events to discover the treasure trove of activities that abound across Schuylkill County. Celebrate spring’s arrival with us! (Gargano is executive director of Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau)

Kentucky Derby Party

14-16 Sunbury St. • Minersville

Sat., May 4, 5-9:30

Tonite “STEVIE C” Saturday “PAT BURNS” Sunday, Cinco de Mayo “CHUCK KAHOE” 1240 Centre Turnpike Route 61 Orwigsburg, PA • 570-366-1914

Schuylkill Haven American Legion

$5 Cover •Music By DJ Deb Free Mint Juleps and Food Wear Your Favorite Derby Hat

229 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven

Chinese Auction

11th Annual at Nativity BVM High School • 1 Lawton’s Hill, Pottsville, PA

MOTHER’S DAY BUFFET

JT’s PUB (formerly Hideaway Cafe)

Sunday, May 12th – 12 noon-4pm Roast Turkey, Baked Ham, Halupkies, Mashed,Potatoes, Filling, Chicken, Pasta, Meatballs, Assorted Vegetables, Soup & Salad Bar, Assorted Adults .............. 14.95 Children 4-7 .......$8.95 Children 0-3 ........Free For information or hall reservations call 570-622-6218 318 Washington St. Port Carbon $

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 • From 4:00pm to 8:00 PM PRIZES AVAILABLE: Patio Set • Camping Package Philadelphia Phillies Tickets • Television • Nook Keurig • Plus Lots More Prizes Coming In Daily

For more information please contact

DIANE at 570-294-0551

Homemade food and refreshments available both days.

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WEEKEND SPECIAL

2 Eggs, Sausage w/Homefires Breakfast Served All Day

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

Middleport Inn Coal St., Middleport

Friday Specials

Parmesan Haddock Shrimp & Crab Au Gratin Veal Parmesan Homemade Salisbury Steak New England Clam Chowder

Thursday - Wing Night

570-277-9015


We saw you at ... the block party on Saturday Aeriana Cassavaugh, left, and Marcus Mazzuca, Palo Alto, with Gir

Clockwise, from back, Jonathan Onuskanich on the shoulders of Joe Onuskanich, Lori Onuskanich, Brooke Onuskanich and Lexis Vandermartin, all of Pottsville

From left are, Sophia Shay, Jesse Shay, Mariahana Roberston and Tammy Shay, all of Pottsville

Kevin and Eva Blankenhorn, Orwigsburg

From left, Hunter, Jack and Amy Farkas, Gilbert

Photos by Jacqueline Dormer

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PINE GROVE VFW

Specials for Friday thru Sunday

“CRUISIN DOWN MEMORY LANE”

Deli & Bakery 12 Cut Pizza Chicken Fingers w/Fries & Slaw Tuna Sub Cheesesteak w/Red Roasted Peppers

Opens 11AM 708 W. Market Street Mahanoy City

570-773-5100 Every Wednesday

Mexican Night

Taking Reservations for Mother’s Day Open 12 noon-6pm Specials are Dine In only

The Station House

Sat. May 11 – “Bank Rupt” Guests Accompanied By Members Only – ID a Must

Kitchen Hours

Thurs. 6-9 p.m. Seafood & Steaks Fri. 4-8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 7-11 a.m. & 4-8 p.m.

Sunday Breakfast Buffet 7-11 a.m. $6.95

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TOOM’S PUB (Formerly Longboards)

204 Peacock St., Pottsville • 570-622-8920

Open Fri., 3pm, Sat. & Sun. 4pm Tonite 9pm

“DJ JOE DEVINE” Yuengling Happy Hour 9-11pm Free Giveaways

Sat., 9pm

“BOYS UPSTAIRS” Sat. & Sun.

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Fine Food & Spirits Corner of Railroad & Willing Llewellyn

570-544-4456

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

Blu Tavern

Sat. May 4, 9-12

Guinness on Tap

Margueritas, Special Drinks $2.00

Restaurant & Motel

Saturday, May 4th

VICTIMS OF VINYL @ 10:00 CINCO DE MAYO PARTY SPECIALS AND GIVEAWAYS! Saturday, May 11th

JCJ @ 10:00 Saturday, May 18th

DEADLY @ 10:00

FREE JUKEBOX KARAOKE ALL OF MAY 19 FRONT ST., CRESSONA

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Rt. 209, Llewellyn • 570-544-9919

Dine In or Take Out

28 S. D Street, Mahanoy City 570-773-1195 Open Monday thru Sunday

Specials Friday, Saturday and Sunday Broiled Haddock Jumbo Lump Deviled Crab Shrimp Seafood Combo Grilled Filet Mignon Stuffed Mushrooms Soup Lobster Bisque Plus Regular Menu!!

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PRIME RIB OF BEEF AUJUS (EVERY FRIDAY TIL SOLD OUT)

BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO Sunday Brunch Buffet 10am-2pm

THURSDAY, MAY 9TH “KARAOKE /TJ”

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T he New Village Inn Bar, Restaurant & Catering

101 West Centre Street Mahanoy City 773-9927 or 467-2232 The Legends of Schuylkill County

Sports Bar & Grill

Sat. May 11th 9pm - 12 am

This Saturday, May 5th

11am - 4 pm 14 OUNCE DELMONICO STEAK.....13.95 STUFFED HADDOCK .......................13.50 BROILED HADDOCK ........................12.95 BAKED OR BROILED DEVIL CRAB CAKES...12.95 CHOPPED SIRLOIN ............................9.95 CHOPPED SIRLOIN DELUXE...........10.95 KIELBASA & SAURERKRAUT ...........9.95 LIVER & ONIONS...............................9.95

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION

Open Mother’s Day

ALL DINNERS INCLUDE SOUP & SALAD

with Acoustic Guitar Show. Nick & Nite 10 pm - 1 am. Make reservations now for Mother’s Day. Check Website for more info: www.mineshaftcafe.com

337 Peacock St., Pottsville Treat Your Mom On Mother’s Day...

Full Buffet Ham, Halupkies, Chicken, Haddock, Prime Rib & much more with all the fixings. Sunday, May 12th - 12 to 5 Call for more info

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Wings & Things Humane Fire Co Third and Laurel Blvd. Pottsville, PA

Every Friday Night 5:00pm to 10:00pm Dine In Or Take Out For Take Out Call

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GIORGIO’S PIZZA RESTAURANT

(570) 429-1237

36 N. 2nd St. St. Clair PA. Call for Daily Specials

Saturday May 4th

FREE Slushie w/ any purchase

12 noon to 5pm We Deliver

Open Tues. -Thurs. 11am to 9:30 pm Saturday 11am-10pm • Sunday 4pm till 9:30pm • Mondays-Closed

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THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS TODAY

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. BINGO — 6 to 8 p.m., doors open 4 p.m., St. Jerome Roman Catholic Church Hall, 266 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. BINGO — 6:45 p.m., doors open 5:30 p.m., Summit Station Fire Company, Summit Station. MEETING — Free to Live, 7 to 8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church hall, 315 Howard Ave., Pottsville. Open to community. MOCK LOBSTER AND HAM DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Friedensburg Fire Company. Takeouts available. RUTH M. STEINERT MEMORIAL SPCA THRIFT BOUTIQUE — Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 2

p.m. Saturday, one mile south of Pottsville Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 61, turn into Auto Liquidators lot. Look for sign with red balloons. Donations needed. Call 267-334-4220.

SATURDAY ADVANCE TICKETS DEADLINE FOR BEEF, BEAN AND BEER FEST — To be held 2 to 6 p.m. May 18, American Legion Post 38, 229 Parkway (rear), Schuylkill Haven. Tickets $20, available at American Legion. ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Liberty Fire Company, 223 Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven. Cost $8 adults, $4 children, $6 for quarts. Menu includes lettuce with hot bacon dressing, bread, dessert and beverage. Takeouts available. Free delivery in Schuylkill Haven area by calling 570-385-3341. ANNUAL CHINESE AUCTION — 1 p.m., doors open 11 a.m., social room of

Congregational Free Church of Christ, 81 McKeansburg Ridge Road, Orwigsburg. No admission fee, $5 for one sheet of tickets. Call 570385-2569. ANNUALCHARITYCRUISEIN — Sponsored by Gear Grinders Hot Rod Association, 2 to 6 p.m., Advance Auto Parts, Cressona Mall. Proceeds benefit Hillside SPCA. Entry fee for vehicles, $3. Call Gary at 570-366-1958 or Joe at 570-544-3247. CHEESESTEAK DINNER — 3 p.m. to sellout, William Penn Fire Company. Platters $8. For orders or free local delivery, call 570-462-0338. CINCO DE MAYO DANCE — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Rainbow Hose Company No. 1, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Music by DJ Extreme. CINCO DE MAYO PARTY — 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., Ryan Township Fire Company, 945 Barnesville Drive, Barnesville. Music by Another Side. Cover charge $6.

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Teen Paranormal Camp

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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

For More Info Call Jodi @ 570-294-2195 or Terry @ 570-573-5416 or Jim @ 570-294-8997or Calandra @ 570-294-9201

Delmonico Steaks 16 oz.

$16.95

Dining Room is now Smoke Free

Restaurant & Pub

2501 West End Ave., Pottsville

NASCAR LEAGUE Starts Sunday, June 2nd

All Bowlers Receive aT-Shirt, Lanyard and a GrandstandTicket to Pocono Raceway for August Race. WinningTeam Each Get A VIPTicket. For more info call

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

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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.

WEEKEND DINNER SPECIALS Friday

Car & Hot Rod Fun Show Cruise In

NO Trophies - Just Fun Music and Good Food

Classic -Antique- Hot Rod - Special Interest Vehicles

SUNDAY SUNDAY TH MAY 6 MAY 5TH Raindate Rain Date Sunday, Sunday, May May 20th 19th

$3 Donation

Proceeds benefit charities.

Call 570-385-4731 or 570-622-5718 www.svcorvetteclub.net

2pm till Dark Stoyer’s Dam - Bubeck Park Schuylkill Haven

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LASAGNA DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Wesley United Methodist Church, 329 Pottsville St., Lykens. Adults $8, children 12 and under, $4. RUMMAGE SALE — 9 a.m. to noon, The Salvation Army, 400 Sanderson St., Pottsville. RUMMAGE SALE — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Frackville Elks, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. SPAGHETTI DINNER — 4:30 to 7 p.m., St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Summer Hill, Summit Station. Adults $6.50, children age 410 $3. Takeouts available. SPAGHETTI DINNER — 4 to 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 330 W. Market St., Pottsville. Adults $7, children $4. Call 570622-8140. SPRING CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL — 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., St. Joseph Center for Special Learning, 2075 W. Norwegian St., Pottsville. Featuring games, music, Home Party consultants and vendors.

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July 15-19, Noon-4PM, Ages 10-17 Learn To Investigate! Field trip to the most haunted location, “Gettysburg” Limited Registration Camp Location: The Barn, 473 Dieberts Valley Rd., Schuylkill Haven Only $125-Pay in full or Payment Plan

CITYWIDE YARD SALE AND CHINESE AUCTION — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Union Station parking lot, Union Street and Progress Avenue, Pottsville. Table rentals $10 or organize individual or neighborhood sale at your own location. Call Pottsville Recreation at 570622-1234, ext. 346 to be included in map of sales. CRAFT FAIR AND FOOD SALE — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Annunciation BVM Roman Catholic Church, 7 S. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville. Featuring 22 crafters and vendors and homemade items. FREE KID’S FISHING RODEO — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Lone Pine Kids Dam, Willow Street, Middleport. Open to children ages 5-12 accompanied by adult. Sponsored by Lone Pine Sportsmen’s Club. FREE SPRING CLEAN UP AND ELECTRONIC RECYCLING — 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cressona Borough hall. Residents only, identification required.

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SUNDAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER — 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church parish center, 313 Mahantongo St., Pottsville. Adults $7.50, children $3. Takeouts available. AMERICAN GIRL DOLL BINGO — 1:30 p.m., doors open at noon, St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church Hall, 300 W. Oak St., Shenandoah. Cost $20. Advance ticket holders will be entered into drawing for American Girl Doll accessory. Call 570-4620809. BAKE SALE AND KIDS FUN DAY — 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wal-Mart Supercenter, 500 Terry Rich Blvd., Saint Clair. Visit by SpongeBob and Elmo. Sponsored by The Brightest Star in the Sky Espn Murphy Foundation to benefit childhood cancer research. Please see CALENDAR, Page 8

Sovereign Majestic Sovereign Majestic Awards

Cinco de Mayo Weekend with Crobot

NorthSchuylkillHighSchoolAuditorium 15 Academy Lane Route 61, Ashland Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:00 p.m. Tickets Only: $5

Friday, May 3rd

In Association with The Actors Guild of Schuylkill County

2501 West End Avenue Pottsville - 570-622-8741 3 days of entertainment & specials sponsored by Corona

“FORTUNATE SON” 6:30 p.m.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr. Friday, May 17 7:00 p.m. Saturday, May 18 7:00 p.m. Sunday, May 19 3:00 p.m. Tickets Only: $15.00; $12 for children 12 and under

Saturday, May 4th

“STERLING KOCH BAND” 9:00 p.m. Sunday, May 5th - Open at Noon

“EL CROBOT” with opening band “HEAVY SOUL” Starts at 9:00 p.m.

Pine View Acres BANDS PLAY 9PM-12AM

Saturday, May 4th

“ONE LAST RIDER” Sunday, May 5th, 4-7pm

“MEMORY LANE”

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Scranton hosts wrap party for ‘The Office’ BY JOSH MCAULIFFE STAFF WRITER

show this Saturday during “The Office” Wrap Party in jmcauliffe@timesshamrock.com Scranton. Jenna Fischer compares Fischer will be making her making a television show to first trip to Scranton. Many a person’s high school or col- of her fellow cast members lege years in that you forge visited for the three-day “The very close, very intense rela- Office” Convention in 2007. tionships with the people Fischer said she really wantaround you. ed to come to that event, but For the cast of “The was recovering from a nasty Office,” though, the nine fall at the time. years they spent together “I’m so excited. I have no “was high school and college idea what to expect. Everyand grad school combined,” one who came last time had said Fischer, who plays Pam a blast,” Fischer said. “It’s Beesly Halpert on the Scran- going to be very cool.” ton-set NBC comedy. “Office” executive produc“Imagine spending all that er Greg Daniels attended time with one person. You “The Office” Convention, get very close to people,” and since then had always Fischer said during a recent looked for an opportunity to phone conversation. return. She’s going to miss her co“So I’m really glad we get workers, and can say exactly to do it one more time,” said the same about the fictional Daniels, among several crew characters they portrayed. members set to attend the “I’ll never get to talk to wrap party. Dwight or Angela or Andy Speaking of returns, Danagain. And I loved that,” she iels came back to run “The said. Office” this season after a For fans of “The Office,” of couple of years spent concencourse, there’s a mutual sense trating on his other of loss as the May 16 series acclaimed NBC comedy, finale approaches. What’s “Parks and Recreation.” He nice, though, Fischer said, is said it was like “getting one that fans and cast members more turn on this great ride.” will have the opportunity to It turned out to be a fun, yet get together and celebrate the emotionally charged, year.

“The finale is just great. I feel like, as a fan of the show, all the things on my wish list are on it,” said Fischer. “I think it wraps up a lot,” Daniels said. Workers there were busy tearing down the Dunder Mifflin office and turning it back into an empty stage. Although “The Office” is ending, Fischer said the show’s legacy will endure. She believes it’ll go down as one of the great comedies in SUBMITTED PHOTO television history, right up Jenna Fischer, who stars as Pam Beesly Halpert on there with the likes of “SeinNBC’s “The Office,” second from left, will be one of the feld” and “Cheers.” cast members who will be in Scranton Saturday for the “I feel like the show had a show’s wrap party. big influence on how television shows are shot now,” “I think the women on the Over the past few weeks, she said. “We’re supposed to show have been weepy and the show has been putting be a documentary, and a lot sentimental all year. But the final touches on the char- of shows are shot like that when it got to the last week, acters’ story lines. The final now, but aren’t meant to be a that’s when it hit all the episode will catch up with documentary. That’s a thing men,” Fischer said. the workers a few months our show really cemented. The show shoots its scenes after the airing of the PBS That mockumentary style out of sequence, and, as it documentary about Dunder had been around before us, happens, the last one filmed Mifflin Scranton. but we popularized it in a was of the Dunder Mifflin While she expects most of way that was pretty significrew leaving the office for her cast members to get cant.” the day. Although not the last together for a viewing party of Daniels has worked on a scene viewers will see, it the finale, Fischer will be in long list of great television proved “a very poetic choice” New York City starring in the shows, including “Saturday for the cast, Fischer said. new Neil LaBute play, “ReaNight Live,” “The Simpsons” “And, of course, we’re not sons To Be Happy.” In fact, the and “King of the Hill.” But supposed to be crying in the play opens in previews the “The Office” will always scene,” she said with a laugh. night of the finale, she said. have a distinctive appeal, or

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Mother’s Day Luncheon May 4th at The Shoppes at the Meck Knitting Mill Mani-Pedi, Portraits, Lunch & Sundae Bar, Plus 12 unique boutiques to shop!! Family Fun Fishing Event at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park May 5th all day

“taste,” all its own, he said. “It feels like every generation has a show they care about. I feel we’ll be very connected to a generation,” he said. “I just love the show. Even If I hadn’t worked on it, I would have been a big fan.” For more information on the wrap party, visit theofficewrapparty.com.

Lakeside Ballroom Presents

May 10th

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5PM TO 8PM SATURDAY - MAY 11, 2013 “Grand Opening of the civil war Gallery” Send us your events for our online calendar at www.schuylkill.org

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A push is a push, with 1 exception Dear Mark: Please settle a dispute between my wife and me. She believes a pair of Jacks is a win at video poker. I believe it to be a push. Who is right? Kent H. The unpopularity of ties, in both gambling (blackjack) and sports, is echoed in the adage, “A tie is like kissing your sister.” The earliest known use of that phrase is linked to Navy football coach Eddie Erdelatz after a scoreless tie against Duke in 1953. The expression is also used to describe something that is dull, boring or anything along those lines that someone would not want to repeat doing. Obviously, your wife, Kent, finds consolation with the antonym of boring, exciting, and she may have a point. The creators of video poker have accomplished something that no other game developer has ever been able to duplicate: By returning your original wager, they make you feel like a winner. My take, Kent, is that the return of your primary wager is a push, nothing more, with but one exception. If you belong to a casino Player’s Club, a push has some value in video poker. By being a card-carrying member, you get credit for

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DELCAMP’S

Hometown Craft Show Friday- DJ Uranko Saturday- North 40 Band Sunday Cinco de Mayo- DJs Los Dos Bombasticos

FRIDAY, MAY 3, 2013

$30 for family. Event coordinated by Schuylkill County Sportsmen’s Advisory Board. Call Craig R. Morgan at 570739-2627. FREE COMMUNITY DINNER — 4 to 5:30 p.m., Grace Evangelical Free Church, 101 Graeff St., Cressona. Open to community. KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY — 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., American Legion, 229 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven. Sponsored by auxiliary. Music by DJ Deb. Cost $5, includes food. POTTSVILLE HERSHEY YOUTH TRACK AND FIELD LOCAL QUALIFIER — 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Pottsville Area High School Veterans Memorial Stadium, 16th Street and Elk Avenue, Pottsville. Open to boys and girls ages 5-14 from Pottsville, Saint Clair and Minersville school districts only. Registration 12:30 to 1 p.m. Sponsored by Pottsville Recreation. Call 570-622-1234, ext. 346. SCHUYLKILL COUNTY 4H HORSE SHOW — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road, Summit Station. Hosted by Bridle Wild 4-H Club. Cost to

compete, $6 per class, free to spectators. SOCIAL GATHERING — Schuylkill Singles, 5:30 p.m., Hoss’s Steak & Seahouse, Cressona. Call Mike at 570385-2754 or 570-874-0288. New male members needed to join group. TRINITY KIDS BASKET AUCTION — Noon to 4 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 300 W. Arch St., Pottsville. Benefits Relay for Life Youth Team. No admission fee, $5 for sheet of tickets. WALK/RUN CLINIC — 6 p.m., Minersville Recreation Complex, Fourth Street, Minersville. Cost $50 for 12week program. Sponsored by Minersville Recreation Step N Stride. For more information visit Facebook page Stepnstride. Register at Minersville Borough office or before class. WOMEN’S LUNCHEON — 12:30 p.m., Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 15 N. 13th St., Ashland. Free to all women and girls in Ashland area. Call 570-985-7023. Sponsored by Bethany Youth Group.

SUMMER Summer Arts & AcademiCAMP c Camp VISUAL ARTS • MUSIC • PERFORMING ARTS

Exciting Art Courses with with Experienced Seven Exciting Art Courses Experienced Instructors for Age Groups 3-5 and 6-146-14 Instructors for Age Groups 3-5 and Course Calendar 18 - 21&&24-27 25 - 28 Session I - June 17-20 22-25 July 15-18 9 -12 &&16 -19 Session II - July 1,&&August August 1,2 5-8 Session III - July July 29-August 23 -26,30,31 Ages 3-5

Seedlings Camp Featuring a Blend of Art, Music, Science & Nature

Sunday, May 5, 2013 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Hometown Farmers Market 125 Mahanoy Avenue, Tamaqua, PA 18252

Ages 6-14 Featuring Sculpture, Art to eEat, Pottery, Art Drawing to Eat, &Drawing Painting, & Theater, Painting, Music & Performing Arts Theater, Music & Performing (Vocals/Instrumental) Arts (Vocal/Instrumental)

Free Admission – Free Parking For Info Call 570-943-2707 Or Email: hometowncraftshow@yahoo.com

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Professional Performance at the End of Every Session!

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