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We saw you at... 3rd annual Bow Wow Pool Party, Pottsville

Jade Crisp, Seltzer, and Cuttie

Spirit on display in Minersville Christina Koles, Saint Clair, with Abby For more photos from the party and the Minersville vs. Williams Valley football game, see Page 5

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“We are proud of our town and the residents should take pride in our community.” Jennifer Quinn, event chairwoman

Celebrating town heritage

18th annual Spirit Day in Minersville set for Sunday BY ERIC PEDDIGREE COPY EDITOR

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n its 18th year, Spirit Day in Minersville continues to expand on its mission to bring the community together. The event held annually on the first Sunday after Labor Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday on North Street, from the 100 block to Veterans Street. This year’s focus is celebrating Minersville heritage, according to Jennifer Quinn, event chairwoman and president of the Minersville Business and Professional Association, which helps promote and bring new business to the community. “We are proud of our town and the residents should take pride in our community,” Quinn said. Spirit Day, co-sponsored by MBPA, First National Bank and Miners Bank, promotes community pride and honors citizens for exemplary work. The event provides businesses, civic organizations, churches and fire companies with a chance to pro2

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What: Spirit Day When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Where: North Street, Minersville mote their services and generate additional funds through such activities as raffles and fundraisers. “As of right now, 82 vendors are enrolled to attend, one of the highest turnouts ever,” Quinn said. A wide range of food will be made by vendors and local churches, Quinn said, adding more food and crafters have been added to this year’s lineup. Other new features include Pony Party Paradise, Shickshinny, for the children. Music and entertainment will be held throughout the day, including local bands The Shoreliners and Jem (Sapphire unplugged) and country line dancers. The Cressona Band and the Minersville Band will play and there will be a performance by Mary Beth’s Gymnastics & Cheerleading Studio, Minersville. A highlight of Spirit Day

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Matthew, left, and Christopher McCormick, Ashland, perform with The Shoreliners polka band on North Street during last year’s Spirit Day in Minersville. This year’s Spirit Day celebration will be held Sunday. TOP: Bill McCord, Pottsville, left, and Agnes Marmas, Schuylkill Haven, step out on the dance floor during the festivities. is the presentation of the Hero Award. This year, the award will be given to Minersville Area High School students Grace Lescavage and Morgan Woodford. The girls were selected for helping Superintendent M.

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Joseph Brady after he fell exiting his office to go to a meeting in February. The girls saw Brady when they were leaving practice in the gymnasium. One of the girls stayed with Brady as the other called 911, according to

Republican-Herald archives. This is Quinn’s first year at the helm of Spirit Day. She said she hopes to see the event continue to grow as much as it has over the last 17 years. “We are confident that we

could keep it going and continue on, and bring new ideas and people to the event,” she said. For more information on Spirit Day, contact Quinn at 570-294-6607 or mbpa2013@comcast.net.


‘Riddick’ unexciting thriller “Riddick,” a movie that might have been titled “A Diesel and his Digital Dingo Dog,” is built to mirror the signature traits of its star. Like Vin Diesel, it has bulk, lumbering clumsily along as it repeats Diesel’s greatest hits — the ones that don’t require him to drive a fast and furious car. It’s the third movie in Diesel’s career-making “Pitch Black” (2000) trilogy, roughly — very roughly — picking up where 2004’s “The Chronicles of Riddick” left off. The human convict has been dumped and left for dead on a planet covered with desert and just enough water holes to survive. And it’s all just a tad ... familiar. Riddick narrates his saga, his new life on a place where “the whole damned planet wanted a piece of me.” Yeah, there are beastly birds and eels and scorpion-like monsters that come out when it rains. Familiar. Except for the dogs, deep-space dingoes or hyenas, one of whom he befriends and trains to be his pal. It’s just him and the dog until he stumbles across a “mercenary post,” where he sends out a distress call, luring two competing teams of bounty hunters, which he can then pick off, one by one. Jordi Molla and and Matt Nable are the feuding mercenary bosses who long to collect the price on Riddick’s head — and only his head. But they aren’t hearing Riddick’s narration. He tries to warn them. “It’s always the punch you don’t see coming that puts you down.” Diesel is wholly engaged in the project, unlike the last few “Furious” pictures, where sleepwalking was allowed. He grimaces through Riddick’s

MOVIE REVIEWS self-surgery, scowls as he fights various digital beasts and turns all David Caruso with Riddick’s omnipresent sunglasses. This is a slow, unexciting thriller lacking the edge-ofthe-seat suspense of “Pitch Black.” The story arc — convict redeems himself by killing monsters and saving people — is the same, but there’s no snap to it. Idiotically, Diesel and his collaborator in all things Riddick, writer-director David Twohy, expect us to remember details from the first two films — not blockbusters, from a decade ago — and to care that they conned Karl Urban into a thankless cameo reprising a role he played in “The Chronicles of Riddick.” But as bad movies go, you could do worse than having Diesel growl at a bunch of tough hombres who are already counting the bounty money they’ll collect for his head, sunglasses and all: “Will it be enough to pay for your funerals?” “Riddick,” A Universal release, is rated R for strong violence, language and some sexual content/nudity. Running time: 119 minutes. ★½

“Passion” Brian De Palma attempts to bring his trademark style of psycho-sexual thrills to the arena of corporate politics. The result is a ridiculous but entertaining mess. The movie teeters on the edge of camp for awhile,

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acter is being honest (answer: practically never). Instead of contributing to the suspense, De Palma’s direction keeps pulling you out of the movie. “Passion” contains one of the most harebrained uses of a split screen I’ve ever seen — a

heartbreaking choice by a filmmaker who was a master of the device. De Palma’s fumbled attempts to explore his longstanding theme of voyeurism via modern technology — cellphones, web cams, Skype — are more than a little sad. His decision to

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throw in some sexual kinks feels gratuitous and desperate, and the story’s sapphic undertones eventually take over the movie with unintentionally comic consequences. De Palma used to be accused of ripping off Hitchcock. Now he’s ripping off his own movies. What “Passion” ultimately lacks most, ironically, is passion, the artistic fervor that distinguished all his best pictures. This one feels like a throwaway by a gifted filmmaker who has run out of ideas. “Passion,” an eOne Entertainment release, is rated R for vulgar language, sexual situations, brief violence, gore. Running time: 102 minutes. ★★

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September ‘great’ in county September marks the end of another wonderful summer in Schuylkill County and ushers in the harvest season. Early-fall weather is usually perfect — warm but crisp, allowing outdoor pursuits while warning us time is limited before the approach of winter. We feel the gentle nip in the air knowing we have plenty to enjoy from Friday night coal region high school football games to leaf peeping and apple picking. Throughout the entire month you will notice a common theme: great communities and great organizations hosting great events. September offers us proof that we are truly blessed with a very giving community. Minersville Spirit Day is Sunday and Schuylkill Haven Borough Day is on

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BLEENIE SALE — 11 a.m. to sellout, St. John the Baptist Polish National Catholic Church parking lot concession stand, Oak (Route 61) and Third streets, Frackville. Cost 75 cents each, half-dozen $4, dozen $8. Next sale Sept. 27. BLOCK PARTY — 5:30 to 11 p.m. today and Saturday, Deer Lake and West Brunswick Fire Company grove, 1 Ash Road, Deer Lake. Music by DJ today, and band, Branded Saturday. KARAOKE — 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Rainbow Hose Company No. 1, Dock Street, Schuylkill Haven. Kitchen open. MEETING — Parkinson’s support group, 1 to 3 p.m., Schuylkill Rehabilitation Center, 300 Schuylkill Medical Plaza, Pottsville. MOCK LOBSTER AND HAM DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Friedensburg Fire Company. Takeouts available. MEETING — Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association, 8 p.m., Schuylkill County Emergency Operation Center, 435 N. Centre St., Pottsville.

Meetings open to all who are interested in amateur radio. SCHUYLKILL UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN KICKOFF BREAKFAST — 8 a.m., Penn State Schuylkill, 200 University Drive, Schuylkill Haven. Cost $20. Call 570-622-6421. FARMERS MARKET — 8 a.m. to noon every Tuesday and Friday, east side of first block of South Main Street, Shenandoah. FOOD PANTRY — Hosted by New Life in Christ Ministries, 5 to 6:30 p.m., 217219 Market St., Cumbola. Emergency food pantry available by appointment only, call 570-277-6041.

SATURDAY ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT CHICKEN POT PIE DINNER — 4 to 7 p.m., Liberty Fire Company No. 4, 223 Columbia St., Schuylkill Haven. Adults $8, children $4, quarts $6. Takeouts available. Free delivery in Schuylkill Haven area by calling 570-385-3341. ANNUAL FOOD SALE AND FLEA MARKET — 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi

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Open Today @3pm • 9:30pm

“DJ 1:01”

military or veterans. Rain or shine. Call 570-943-2174. PCWS WRESTLING SHOW — 7 to 10 p.m., Columbia Hose Company, 742 W. Centre St., Shenandoah. Advance tickets, $12 general, $15 ringside, at the door, $14 general, and $17 ringside. Bring canned food, and get $1 off ticket. Proceeds benefit local food pantry. Tickets available at Pizza Place, Frackville, or Hair Design by Roseann, Shenandoah. PERFORMANCE — “Diary of Anne Frank,” 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sovereign Majestic Theatre, 209 N. Center St., Pottsville. Tickets $15, available at door or call 570-628-4647. Presented by Dramatists Play Service Inc., N.Y., in association with Pottsville Gymnastics & Theatrical Center Inc. Pioneer PUPPY PARADE — 9 a.m. to noon, Pioneer Pole Buildings Inc., 716 State Route 183, Schuylkill Haven. Vendors, crafts, raffles, Chinese auction. Registration begins 8 a.m. To donate item contact Lacey at Ltobias@ppb1.com. Please see CALENDAR, Page 7

The Pottsville Zone Sports Bar & Grill

Stop inFRIDAYS or take out Lunch Dinner. Startingand September 13

Dance Party at the Pottsville Zone

Open Sat. @3pm • 9:30pm

Try our Home Cooked Meals.

Great Drink Specials during ND & PSU Games.

(formerly the Stadium Bar ) 10 PM to 2 AM with DJ Dan Poletti and DJ Chub

“DJ JOE DEVINE”

Open Sun @4pm, Open Monday @6pm Great Drink Specials Guinness during Eagles Game. on Tap Good Luck to All Area FB Teams

337 Peacock Street Pottsville • 570-628-9793

Ringtown Valley Fire / Rescue All You Can Eat Breakfast

Sunday September 8, 2013 • 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Adults and Children 12 yrs & up $8.00 • Children under 12 $4.00 Children under 6 FREE Buffet Style Breakfast includes: • Eggs • Pancakes (Plain, Blueberry, Choc. Chip) • Bacon • French Toast • Sausage • Cream Chipped Beef over Toast • Scrapple • Mackerel • Potatoes Coffee, Tea, Orange Juice, Fruit Punch, and Water available. *Wheat Toast available upon request

Ringtown Valley Fire & Rescue Company

46 W. Main Street, Ringtown, PA 17967 • Telephone: (570) 889-3245


CALENDAR ship Fire Company, Seventh and Pine streets, Frackville. Eat in or take out. Call 570874-4030. ANNUAL BABER APPRECIATION DAY — 3 to 6 p.m., Charles Baber Cemetery, 14th and Market streets,Pottsville. Nature and history walking tours 3:15 p.m., bake sale 3 p.m., picnic begins 4:30 p.m., Third Brigade Band concert 4 to 5:45 p.m., solemn evensong service 6 p.m. Hot dogs, bake beans, chips, water provided. Bring chairs. Freewill donation accepted. ANNUAL SERVICE OF APPRECIATION AND THANKSGIVING — 2 p.m., historic Old White Church, Cemetery Hill Road, Ringtown. Dedication of restored church windows. Quartet from Schuylkill County Choral Society will perform. ANNUAL SPIRIT DAY — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., North Street, Minersville. Sponsored by SUNDAY Minersville Business and ProALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BREAK- fessional Association. FAST — 7 to 11 a.m., FriendBACK TO SCHOOL SUNContinued from Page 6

REUNION BREAKFAST — Pine Grove High School Class of 1969, 9 a.m., Red Lion Cafe, Deturksville. Call 570-345-8683. RUMMAGE SALE — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Frackville Elks parking lot, 307 S. Third St., Frackville. Table rentals $10, call 570-590-5015. RUTH M. STEINERT MEMORIAL SPCA THRIFT BOUTIQUE YARD SALE — 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., 100 block of Canal Street, Port Carbon. Sponsored by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. To give donations, call Lee Yeager at 267-334-4220. YARD SALE AND FOOD DRIVE — 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Terrance Reiley Community Center, 12th Street,Pottsville. Bring two nonperishable items, and get free hot dog. Food donated to Salvation Army. Rain or shine.

Sovereign Majestic

Middleport Inn

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

Coal St., Middleport

Friday Specials

• Veal Parmesan • Chicken Alfredo • Italian Baked Haddock • New England Clam Chowder Thursday - Wing Night

570-277-9015

Weekend Specials Friday

Hawaiian Country Style Ribs 8.95 Garden Style Chicken Scampi over Angel Hair 10.95 Panko Crusted Fried Shrimp 11.95

116 Ringtown Blvd Ringtown 570-889-2357 Join Us This Weekend!

Saturday

Four Cheese Stuffed Meatballs 8.95 Baked Corn Flake Crusted Chicken Breast 10.95 Crab Stuffed Flounder 13.95

Sunday

Chicken & Waffles 8.95 Jumbo Stuffed Pork 10.95 Fried Scallops 11.50

Sunday Breakfast

Chipped Beef Pumpkin Custard French Toast

DAY SCHOOL — “New Grow, Proclaim and Serve,” 10 to 11 a.m., Saint Clair Wade United Methodist Church, 23 N. Front St., Saint Clair. CHINESE AUCTION — 1:30 p.m., doors open 12:30 p.m., Orwin Fire Company. Sponsored by Tower City Rotary Club. CONCERT — Cressona Band, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Minersville High Rise, South Third Street, Minersville. Part of Minersville Spirit Day. Free. Bring lawn chairs. Call 570-622-8784. FALL FUNDRAISING DRAWING — 1 to 5 p.m., New Ringgold Fire Company, Beech Street, New Ringgold. Raffle for guns, bow and arrow, etc. Call 570-943-2212. HYMN SING — 3 p.m.,

ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE Sunday, September 8th 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Monday, September 9th

(BAG DAY)

9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

ST. JEROME’S

REGIONAL SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 250 West Broad St., Tamaqua

Good News Bible Church, 221 Main St., Locustdale. MEETING — St. Vincent de Paul Holy Name Society, after 8:30 a.m. Mass, parish meeting room, Girardville. MEGA BINGO — Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 618, 2 p.m., doors open at noon, St. Stephen Roman Catholic Church Hall, Oak and Main streets, Shenandoah. Jackpot of $1,000. Call 570-617-2000 or 570-590-1188. RALLY DAY — Susan Klein and her puppet family of friends, 11 a.m., First United Methodist Church, 25 S. Balliet St., Frackville. SCHUYLKILL COUNTY 4H HORSE SHOW — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Schuylkill County Fairgrounds, 2270 Fair Road,

JT’s Pub & Catering

We will be open Tues thru Fri for Lunch & Dinner 11:30-8pm

Sundays Big Breakfast Buffet (Fruit Filled Crepes, Cinnamon Bread, Creamed Chipped Beef, Biscuits, Scrapple, Ham, Potatoes, Sausage & Kielbasi)

SPCA. Donations needed. Call Lee Yeager at 267-3344220 or shelter at 570-3453540 and leave message. WINGS — Available 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. MEETING — Schuylkill Haven Drug and Alcohol Coalition, 6 p.m., Schuylkill Haven Area High School, Schuylkill Haven. Group meets second and fourth Monday of each month.

Dine In or Take Out 28 S. D Street, Mahanoy City 570-773-1195 Friday

Seafood Extravaganza Night

Saturday

318 Washington St., Port Carbon

Grilled Black Angus Steak Night

PUGGY McFARLAND

WERE WING-n-IT! Cheesesteak Fresh Cut French Fries

Under New Management

FRIDAY SPECIALS Blackened Catfish Shrimp Scampi Baked Mac & Cheese BBQ Ribs and Chicken TUESDAY & THURSDAY Wing Night ENTERTAINMENT COMING SOON

Sunday

Plus Regular Menu

Sample the Best of Schuylkill County POTTSVILLE ROTARY’S

HOPS, VINE & DINE

9th Annual

and Auction

570-622-6218

Pine View Acres STARTING SEPT. 17TH

Summit Station. Free. Hosted by Bridle Wild 4-H Club. 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 nonperishable food for redistribution. 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. FLEA MARKET — 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunday, Renninger’s Farmers Market, Schuylkill Haven. Benefits Ruth M. Steinert Memorial

Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

Sonny’s Smoked & Tiki Bar Now Open

SPECIALS

FRIDAY SEAFOOD BUFFET

King Crab Legs-Steamed Clams Haddock-Shrimp (Fried & Cocktail) Includes Dessert & Salad Bar & 12 other items

$19.95

September Special

Twin Lobster Tails $23.00 St. Louis Ribs $9.95 Stuffed Mushrooms $3.49

570-628-3207 • Chamberlaine Ave., Pottsville

We Now Accept EBT Cards

Thursday, September 19th, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the

Schuylkill County Council for the Arts 15th & Mahantongo Streets • Pottsville

$25 ticket Available at the door Great Food, Wine & Yuengling Beer Charity Auction Begins at 6:30 p.m.

and includes dozens of great items including Penn State football tickets, gift packages, unique area items, and much much more. Funds Will Benefit Rotary Little League & The Rhoades Foundation

pottsvillerotary.com

Call 570-628-9619 or 570-628-2969

POTTSVILLE (PA.) REPUBLICAN HERALD

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

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Draw still random

Dear Mark: Are the cards behind the initial five shown already in place behind each shown card, or are they dealt off the top of a deck? For example, the cards are shown in this order; 4 - 5 - 5- 6- 7. Does it matter which five you hold or throw away trying for the straight? Frank K. Back in the day, Frank, most video poker machines operated using parallel dealing. Then, you were dealt all 10 cards simultaneously. Your display cards and any draw replacements were all selected in advance. Today, most machines employ serial dealing, where replacement cards are dealt right from the top of the deck. As for those remaining 47 cards, they are continuously being shuffled, and it is not until you press the draw button that you get whatever card(s) are on top of the deck at that precise moment.

computer program, possibly determining what the future draw cards might be. One thing that I learned early and often in this business is that the casino industry is known for overzealous game protection.

Mark Pilarski Deal Me In

Since the draw is random from an uninterrupted deck, it really doesn’t matter which five you hold or discard. Because all cards are shuffled and displayed randomly, be it all 10 cards predetermined in advance or the draw cards dealt from the top of the deck, it would have no effect on your outcome. So, why the switch-a-roo? Well, an IGT techie once told me that when all 10 cards were dealt at once, the random number generator could be vulnerable to a whiz who tracks sequences and that he or she could enter the cards dealt and drawn into a

Save the Date!

Gambling wisdom of the week Every conscious act requires risk. Every conscious act requires decision. Put these two facts together and you realize that the secret to life is not to avoid gambling, but to gamble well. — Mike Caro, “Mike Caro on Gambling” (1984) (Pilarski can be reached at pilarski@markpilarski.com)

DELCAMP’S Friday

Shrimp Dinner....................$4.99 Tuna Hoagie ...........$3.99 St. Clair • 8AM to 8PM • 570-429-1470

Blu Tavern Restaurant & Motel

Rt. 209, Llewellyn • 570-544-9919

You are Invited to the 4th Annual

Kick Up Your Heels October 19 · 7pm · $25 per person

A night of Cocktails, Hors d’oeuvres, Art & Dancing Enter at 220 Parkway, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 For Info & Tickets, call 570-732-3728 · nena@walkinartcenter.com www.walkinartcenter.com · www.facebook.com/walkinartcenter

Featured Entrees

• Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus • Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Sat. Sept. 7th 9:30 pm Upper Bar “”JONES HAVEN”

NFL Sunday Tailgate Party 1 pm Front Parking Lot Sunday Brunch Buffet Returns Sept. 15th 10am-2pm For more info www.blutavern.com

Join us at the Schuylkill Country Council for the Arts as we honor our rich cultural diversity. 2501 West End Avenue Pottsville - 570-622-8741

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Stop in and Check Out Our Drink Specials and Entertainment for this weekend.

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.

$7.00 Adults $5.00 Children

1440 Mahantongo Street • Pottsville Call 570-622-2788 for information

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2013

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