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Members of Clue! Forensics Camp at Lackawanna College were recently part of a crime scene team where they learned about crime scene photography, fingerprinting and sketching. Participating in the camp, from left, front row, Patrick Gilman; Oliver Egan; Nick Swift; Jared Mastillo; Amelia Smicherko; Isabello Ayden; second row: Lyn DeSanto, instructor; Michelle Mohyla, Lackawanna College student; Madison Green; Peyton Reese; Frank Perry; Lilianna Ruby; Devyn Davis; Emily Newton; and Detective Joseph Castellano, Scranton Police Department

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Coal Mining info sought, Carl Orechovsky, research editor of Anthracite Archives, Old Forge, is seeking information about the coal mining industry during the 1950s and ’60s in Old Forge. Anyone interested, with information or photos of mine openings, buildings, miners, breakers or stories of life and workings in the mines can contact Orechovsky evenings at 702.4217 or e-mail info@oldforgecoalmine.com.

Neighborhood Watch will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Auditorium, 1403 Jackson St., behind St. Patrick’s Church. Info: http://hydeparkneighborwatch.wordpress.com/.

Women’s Day Out (PLUS Men) a fundraiser held on Sunday, August 19, 2 to 8 p.m. at Nails First Salon located at 207 S. Main St., Taylor. This will benefit Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc. A variety of services will be offered, there will also be live entertainment by DaniSTACKS Writing Group will be meet- elle Khela, a wine and cheese table, ing at 6:30 p.m. every other Tuesday and psychic readings. For more information, call 457.1625. starting August 21 at The Banshee, 320 Penn Ave., Scranton. Writers are Social Action Round Table: Voter invited to send an unpolished sample ID Law at Temple Hesed on Friday, of their fiction, maximum of 15 pages, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Round to Stef and Chris at stackswritingTable will feature Atty. Abigail Bygroup@gmail.com. For more inman who will explain the law, the formation, visit STACKS Writing court challenge filed to halt its Group on Facebook. implementation and what you must do before the November election. The West Scranton Hyde Park

Temple Hesed is located on Knox Road. The Playwrights Project will present Providence Speakeasy, on Sunday, August 26 at the Old Bricke Theater, located at 126 W. Market St., Scranton. The theater will be transformed to look like a speakeasy from the 1920s, complete with costumes, a jazz band and decorations. All proceeds from the event will go towards the production costs of Dyonisia ’12, the playwrights’ festival. Johnson College will hold Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Training from August 27 to February 7, 2013. Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, 4 to 10:15 pm in the Woolworth Building’s Precision Machining Classroom. The College is located at 3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton. For more information or to register, visit http://www.johnson.edu/continuing-education/upcoming-training/ or call 702.8979.

The Catholic Choral Society will begin its 64th season on Tuesday, September 4, with rehearsals on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the IHM Center at Marywood University. The group, composed of members from both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties, performs sacred, classical, Broadway and popular music at performances in both Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. New members are welcome and no auditions are required. The group’s first concert is scheduled for October. For more information, visit www.catholicchoralsociety.org or call 587.2753. “Riverworks III: Lackawanna River Corridor Association, Celebrating 25 Years” will be held September 6 through 29 with an opening reception on First Friday, September 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. The theme for this juried exhibition is the river and its watershed. Those who are interested are invited to create artwork that shares their views and interpretations of the

theme, the drop off dates are August 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. See CALENDAR, Page 7

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With their T-shirts Hunter Tisdel, Keegan Barbetti, Nathan Cieslak, Kevin Pepsin and Carissa Delucca are telling the community that “Only You Can Prevent Bullying.”

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ith the start of school just few weeks away, many children are busy setting personal goals for the year ahead. Old Forge Elementary School’s Nathan Cieslak has made it his goal to try and make the school experience better for everyone. Proving you’re never too young to make a difference, the 10-year-old, fifth grade student is selling Tshirts featuring a logo of his own design, and the slogan “Only You Can Prevent Bullying.”

Nathan is hoping the shirts, priced at had everything he needed. “It didn’t take long because I was $12, will create a greater awareness of thinking about it the whole day, so I althe problem of bullying. ready had the design “I just want to get the planned out in my head,” word out that bullying is GET ONE said Nathan. wrong, and it’s not cool to To order a “Only You With the design of the do, it’s not fun for anyone, Can Prevent Bullying” shirt ready, Cieslak started (and) it’s not a good experi- T-shirt, email Lirpalooking for someone to ence,” said Nathan. cat1@yahoo.com or print them. She said she Nathan brought the idea gcsweats@aol.com talked to a few people but of creating a shirt to his mother, April Cieslak, a few weeks ago, ultimately decided to go with GC who explained to him that he would Sweats. need a logo and slogan to put on the shirt. She said a few hours later her son See DIFFERENCE, Page 15

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‘Wendy’s Wisdom’ lives on Taylor Library hosts Scranton author RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

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herry Skramstad of Scranton has worn many hats over her 70 years. She’s was a medical researcher for over a decade; a special education teacher for 33 years; a freelance journalist; a publicist for Monticello Raceway, Goshen Historic Track, and Pocono Downs; a horse owner, breeder, and trainer; and an award-winning member of the United States Harness Writers Association.

her race horses suddenAll of these things, ly began placing first she feels, she owes to and second. her late sister Wendy, “The state steward who she considered her came up to me…and best friend as they grew said, ‘Boy, you must reup together in New ally know how to live. York. Wendy lived with You had two of these Down syndrome and happen in two weeks. A passed away at the age trainer can go a whole of 59. lifetime, a whole career, “I don’t think I would and never have that have become what I be- MORE INFO happen. One of my fecame in any field withmale trainer friends, out knowing Wendy,” What: Author Sherry Skramstad who was in the padSkramstad insisted. signing of “Wendock at the time, said, “At that young age, I dy’s Wisdom” ‘No, that’s her sister couldn’t appreciate all Where: Taylor Wendy pushing really the positive contribu- Community Lihard from heaven.’ And tions of people with brary, 710 South I laughed, but I truly beDown syndrome and I Main St., Taylor, lieved that. thought I was going to PA18517 “One night, I was trybecome the researcher When: Aug. 25, 1 p.m. ing to sleep, and it was that was going to elim- Cost: Free about six weeks after inate it from the world. Info: “Wendy’s Wendy died, and I Now I think that they Wisdom” is availheard this little voice in are the meek that are able as a papersupposed to inherit the back and e-book at my ear, ‘Sherry, get up www.tatepublishand type. Tell my story.’ Earth.” ing.com. In the introduction, I Wendy also made her say the author had no an author, as she felt compelled to tell her sister’s inspi- choice but to obey.” She wrote “Wendy’s Wisdom: rational story after some unusual circumstances following her The Challenges and Accomplishments of a Woman with Down death. “When she passed away, her Syndrome” in just four months, spirit, believe it or not – and I nev- but it took two years for the book er used to believe in these things – to eventually be published in 2010. wouldn’t let me sleep. My It not only chronicles her sibling’s horses…hadn’t done much in life, but it also paints a portrait of 2007, which was the year she died. the many facets of her personality. “She was very wise. She didn’t I had one horse who hadn’t earned a penny since January 1. After see grays – things were black and Wendy died, my horses started to white to Wendy, and I frequently do incredible things,” Skramstad recalled, explaining that two of See WISDOM, Page 6

Sherry Skramstad, author of “Wendy’s Wisdom: The Challenges and Accomplishments of a Woman with Down Syndrome,” is eager to share her sister’s story at the Taylor Community Library.


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Group prepares annual charity golf tournament

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Bob Booth, Dave Lesh, Jack Hubshman, Larry Spathelf, Sr., Joe Matyjevich and Nick Azzarelli promote the Black Sheep’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament .

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o the naked eye, Rep’s Place on Jackson Street may seem like any other corner bar in West Scranton. But if one were to wander in the back and read the “thank you” cards and letters pinned to the bulletin board hanging on the wall, one would learn of the quiet but generous actions of a group who call themselves the Black Sheep of West Scranton.

If the name doesn’t sound familiar, that’s because they depend on word of mouth to spread their mission and do not spend money on advertising. Instead, 100 percent of their proceeds go to helping children under the age of 18 with illnesses and other issues. “Our charities are children. ‘Helping kids in need’ – that’s our motto, and that’s our mission statement. We find a sick child that’s out there or a family that needs our help. It’s a kid in need, not always a sick child, but a child or a family that needs our sup-

port,” explained Treasurer and Vice President Joe Matyjevich. “Ninety-five percent of the time they go right through because we do our homework, and then we decide on a monetary donation – anywhere from $100 to $1,000. Two weeks ago, we actually gave out $3,000 to three different charities.” Matyjevich has been a member since 1992; the group itself has been around for over 20 years and has aided hundreds of children See SHEEP, Page 12

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What: Black Sheep of West Scranton 9th Annual Golf Tournament Where: Pine Hills Country Club, 140 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor When: Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. Cost: $320 per team, $25 per dinneronly guest, entry fee includes cart and green fees, lunch, dinner, gifts, flight prizes, and raffle ticket prizes Info: 18 holes, four-man captain and crew format, limited to 36 teams, RSVP by Aug. 20, checks payable to the Black Sheep of West Scranton, 2225 Jackson St., Scranton, PA 18504 Contact: Nick Azzarelli at 570.241.3850 or Dave Lesh at 570.241.3640

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Moosic native considered for WISDOM police department position

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MOOSIC- Moosic Borough Council approved the nomination of the appointment of Matthew Smith as a part-time police officer for the Moosic Borough Police Department, during its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 14. Smith, a Moosic native and Riverside High School graduate, is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. “He is back now looking to start a new career as a part-time patrol officer, what better place to do it than where he grew up,� said Council Vice President Joseph Dente. The appointment will now go through the review of Moosic Police Chief Charles Maurer and Mayor James Segilia. In other business, Council President Joseph Mercatili appointed a committee made up of council members Mary Ann Nawrocki, Eugene Prusinski, William Sweeney and

Mayor Segilia to review the council’s policy on reserving Mercatili-Segilia Park in Moosic. The European American Action Coalition’s third annual European American Heritage Celebration was scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 11, at Mercatili-Segilia Park. According to borough Administrator Jane Sterling and Mercatili, Steve Smith booked the park for the event by claiming he was a resident of Moosic, but it was later discovered he lived in Pittston. Members of council made the discovery prior to the event being held, and council denied the group permission to use the park. But, in light of these events, the committee will take a closer look at the current policy. Moosic Borough will meet for its next monthly meeting on Tuesday, September11, at 7 p.m. at the Moosic Borough Building council chambers located at 715 Main St., Moosic.

Riverside furloughs eight teachers TYLER MILES For Go Lackawanna

TAYLOR – The Riverside School Board unanimously approved to furlough eight teachers during its monthly meeting on Monday, August 13. The eight teachers who were furloughed are Pamala Insalaca, Michelle Getts, Stephanie Monahan, John Yarem, Andrew Bennie, Elizabeth DeAngelo, Valerie Glasner and Lisa McDonough.

In other news, a motion was unanimously accepted to allow the Riverside School District the chance to enter into a consortium of eight other school districts to begin offering English as a Second Language, throughout the 2012-2013 school year. Ryan Collins was also approved by the board to take over as head soccer coach for the Riverside High School varsity team for the 2012-2013 school year.

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asked her advice on different things‌She became a world traveler. She collected works of art. She loved going to art galleries in Greenwich Village, and she especially liked Picasso and Marc Chagall. She gave a tour at the opening of the Guggenheim Museum – there’s a chapter in the book about that,â€? she described. “We had gone on opening day to see the museum‌Wendy would wax philosophical about the different paintings that she was viewing and everybody who came off the elevators behind us would stop and listen to her explain her thoughts on each work of art. She had a whole tour! By the time we got to the lobby at the bottom people were thanking her. Somebody even gave her a tip.â€? Skramstad laughed as she remembered Wendy’s incredible luck. “She was a very, very lucky and avid gambler. She won all her color at the roulette wheel at the largest casino in the Western Hemisphere in the Bahamas,â€? she noted. “I was gone. I was standing in the back watching her. I lost all my chips‌She had a number system for winning at the race track. Everybody wanted to be her partner.â€? She also had a distinct sense of humor. “She won the jackpot at a bingo hall and it was $1,000‌The woman came back with a stack of twenties and put them down on the table in front of Wendy

and her face was crestfallen. She said, ‘That’s $1,000?’ So she took the stack of twenties away and she said to Wendy, ‘I’ll be right back.’ She came back with her arms loaded with $1,000 worth of singles and she put them on the table and they fell into her lap. She said, ‘Now that’s $1,000!’ She was such a kick. I enjoyed her so much.� Growing up in the time period they did, however, wasn’t easy for those with Down syndrome despite her obvious intelligence, wit, and capabilities. “When my sister was born in 1948, the doctors told my mother that she would never walk, talk, or be toilet-trained, that my mother would be better off placing her in Willowbrook, where they knew how to take care of people like this,� she said. Skramstad pointed out that an investigative report by Geraldo Rivera of Willowbrook State School in New York revealed horrific abuse of patients that led to its closure in 1987 and federal civil rights legislation protecting those with intellectual disabilities. “If only my sister had been born 30 years later, she could have been the first astronomer with Down syndrome. She loved planetary things. We’d go to the library and she’d make me take out books and read to her about all the different planets and she’d quiz me about them. She was amazing.� Their mother and stepfather became co-founders of the organization that would eventually become The Arc, which protects the rights of those with intellectual disabilities, and while Skramstad feels that much progress has been made

it terms of understanding and helping those with Down syndrome, she continues to educate people through readings, signings, and discussions of her book, stopping for an appearance on Aug. 25 at the Taylor Community Library, 710 South Main St., Taylor. “There’s still prejudice in some areas. I want people to know that people with Down syndrome, I think, are not greedy; they are not self-serving, generally‌They are grateful for the planet that the Creator gave us, and I don’t think they’d destroy it like we would. I just think they care about each other and doing the right thing,â€? she commented. “I’m hoping that the people who come to Taylor will have an interest in listening and learning and sharing their ideas, their questions, whatever.â€? At a similar appearance in New York, one woman she spoke to was able to pin down the central message of the book and Wendy’s simple, yet profound wisdom. “She said, ‘Wow. Wendy had a really powerful message – if you just don’t get involved in all the grays and you do the right thing, you live a happy, healthy life. The next time I have a problem, I’m going to ask myself, ‘What would Wendy do?’ My heart just swelled when she said that. That was the whole purpose of me naming the book ‘Wendy’s Wisdom.’ I felt so gratified when that woman said that,â€? “My sister saw things in black and white – it was wrong or it was right. If you stick to that, you’re OK. You do the right thing.â€?

         

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W. Scranton man charged in two robberies RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

SCRANTON – A 20-year-old West Scranton man was charged with committing an armed robbery of the Sunoco Gas Station, 1227 S. Main Ave., on Aug. 14 in addition to a separate street robbery just days earlier. When questioned by detectives, police said Christian Matthew Cox of Rock Street admitted to committing the robbery because he was recently laid off from his job and needed the money so he didn’t have to live on the streets.

Cox allegedly said he discarded the clothing he wore during the robbery and the gun he used in an alChristian leyway while Matthew Cox he was running from the scene and agreed to show detectives where he discarded the items. Detective James Pappas recovered a BB gun that resembled a semi-automatic handgun in an alleyway near Gerrity’s Supermarket in West

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Scranton that was allegedly used in two robberies by Cox. The second robbery was on Aug. 9 on the 300 block of S. Main Ave. The victim reported being robbed at gunpoint and provided a physical description of the suspect that met Cox’s description. According to a press release, Detective Michael Schultz recovered the victim’s access card and brown wallet with the belongings of Cox while investigating the Sunoco robbery. Cox allegedly admitted to also committing that robbery and said he stole

Aug park on Saturday, Oct. 13. RSVP is necessary to attend the luncheon. Info: 823.2212. To register for the walk, visit www.lunginfo.org/scrantonwalk.

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For information on the LRCA, including a complete description of the watershed and its access points, visit www.lrca.org. For information on entering the exhibition, visit http://www.artworksnepa.com. Fight For Air Walk kick off luncheon will be held at Uno’s Restaurant in Dickson City on Thursday Sept 13 from noon to 1 p.m. to learn about our upcoming Fight For Air Walk to be held at Nay

“Laughter With A Purpose: A Benefit for Michael Meoni” will be held at the AFA Art Gallery’s second floor on Saturday, Sept. 15. The money raised at the event, hosted by the gallery, located at 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Tickets for the event are priced at $20. This night of entertainment includes improv groups Here We Are In Spain and Unorganized Business, juggler Mike Simon, rock band Fire With Friends and acoustic guitar player Brendan Regan. Shows are scheduled for 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are time

the victim’s gym bag, wallet, and access card because he needed money. Cox was charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person for his role in the Sunoco armed robbery; he was charged with robbery, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person for the Aug. 9 robbery. Cox was transported to the processing center for processing and arraignment.

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Circle 31st season will open with “Bell, Book & Candle” by John Van Druten. The show will run September 20 to 23 and 28 to 30. at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Rd., Scranton. For more information, call 575.2223

Blakely Hose Company No. 2 is holding their fourth annual Kielbasa Smoke Fest on Saturday, October 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the station located at 315 Second St., Blakely. For more information, visit www.blakelyfire.org.

Penn State Extensions sponsor essay contest In recognition of 100 years of 4-H in Pennsylvania, the Lackawanna County 4-H is looking for 4-H members, alumni, leaders, and parents to explain how 4-H has influenced their lives. The Penn State Extension Office’s goal is to compile at least100 stories of how 4-H has influenced lives in Lackawanna County and then turn the essays into a booklet. Photos can be included, but they are not required. Everyone who sends in a story will receive a free copy of the booklet. The stories, which should be 100 words or less, can be mailed to the Penn State Extension Office, 200 Adams Ave., Lower Level, Scranton, PA, 18503, e-mailed to LackawannaExt@psu.edu or faxed to 963.6853. For more information, call 963.6842.

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Grupo Weepa will perform at the annual Latin Pride Festival in downtown Scranton on Saturday, August 25.

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t’s not uncommon for yearly events, no matter how long they’ve been around or how popular they are in the community, to suddenly stop due to any number of reasons. But some events are special, and worth fighting to keep around. For its organizers, the annual Latin Pride Festival is one of those special events.

The festival, scheduled for Saturday, August 25, from11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has become a much anticipated event for many since its inception, putting Latino countries’ culture on display each year. “It’s very nice when you get to see and learn about other cultures and ethnicities,” said Scranton resident Cesar Reyes. “It’s a nice way to reach out to people and say, ‘This is where we come from, this is what we do.’ I believe we

should have more of that.” Reyes is one of several organizers who are helping put the event together. He said his main responsibilities include booking some of the DJs and musical acts and acting as emcee for the event. He’s helped with the festival in years past but found more responsibility thrust upon him this year, along with the event’s other organizers, when See LATIN, Page 9

IF YOU GO What: Latin Pride Festival When: Saturday, August 25, starting at 11:30 a.m. Where: Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton Info: www.facebook.com/cesars.copacabana or call 906.1850.


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they discovered that Pedro Gonzalez, the festival’s previous organizer, was not planning on putting it on this year. “The main goal is actually to save the festival, because there wasn’t going to be a festival,” said Reyes. “And, out of nowhere Blanca (Fernandez) had to start putting it together, start organizing it.” Reyes said Fernandez, a Scranton resident, took it upon herself to start planning the event. The group discovered only six weeks ago the festival was not being planned, and had to get to work immediately to make sure that the annual event would continue in the Scranton area. With the short window of time to put it together, the planning became even more time consuming than it normally would be. For organizers like Reyes, who is in the process of beginning his own business, 5 Star Promotions and Entertainment, spare time is scarce. But he found a way to help out, because he said he believes in the festival. “It’s something that’s been going on for a few years. Everyone’s expecting it, everyone knows it’s going to happen, and it’s very important to actually keep that going,” said Reyes. “It’s very important for the people in the community. It’s important also to the locals to show them something different, just like people see different things when we have the Italian Festival (and) the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, it’s very important.” Reyes added that in many ways the work he’s done with the festival reflects what he’s aiming to do with his new business. “Basically, we’re going to be putting together a lot of shows as well as community activities along with this business,” said Reyes. There were some drawbacks in having to put the festival together

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in six weeks. The length of the event, for example, had to be cut from two days down to one, eliminating the parade that usually takes place on the second day. But, despite the changes, those involved still feel the festival will showcase the same spirit in one day that it usually does in a weekend. “It’s a lot of music…food…people, it’s fun,” said Sarah Faria. Faria became involved with the festival after running into Fernandez at the supermarket. Fernandez shared with Faria the story of how the group needed to move quickly to put the event together. “I asked if she needed any help, and she was like, ‘Yes, I need all the help I can get,’ and that’s how I became an organizer,” laughed Faria. In addition to the help Faria is able to provide, her involvement also marks the first time in years that the Brazilian community will be represented at the event, a factor that also influenced Faria’s decision to get involved. “I thought it was very important…someone from my community had to do it…so all the Brazilians would see how important it is to bring the community together,” said Faria. Faria had attended the event in years past, and said she thought “it was very interesting how all the different Latino backgrounds got together, how they each come with their culture and how they

showed it.” Faria and her fitness instructor, Allan Souza, along with their dance troop, will be displaying some traditional Brazilian dances, including Samba, Zumba and Pagode. There will be traditional dances from an assortment of many more Latin countries as well as a performance from the local group Grupo Weepa, a demonstration from the Scranton Police Department’s K-9 unit, games for the kids, Latin food and more. Now that the festival is getting closer, some organizers have already started to think about next year. Reyes said he hasn’t decided if he would be an organizer again, but hopes that the festival will continue. “Someone should do it every year. It doesn’t have to be the same people doing it, someone should do it. We’re hoping that if someone else does it, they do it right, (and) they do it for the right reasons.” There’s still time to get involved with the annual Latin Pride Festival this year, as the organizers are still looking for sponsors and volunteers to work the day of the event. For more information on the festival, visit www.facebook.com/cesars.copacabana or call 906.1850. Part of the proceeds raised from the festival will be donated to the K-9 unit.

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and their families in that time. Currently, they have 33 active members who meet once a month at Rep’s Place. “It was a group of guys who actually got together at one of the local establishments and heard of someone that was in need. They passed the hat around to get something started to try and help the child who needed help and it evolved from there,” Matyjevich said of the Black Sheep’s origins. “We hear of a charity and we push the money right back out.” “We basically gave parents of a sick child money for lodging and gas when their child was in the hospital, so then it just evolved into helping kids in need. We just try to help kids any way we can,” Sergeant-at-Arms Larry Spathelf, Sr. continued. “We have our meetings on Sunday. We start with a meal and then we do our general business and then we’re done. We just figure out who we’re going to help, Joe writes out the checks, and everyone goes home happy. It’s a good feeling.” New members are typically brought in by other members and voted by majority into the group, with some coming from families the group has helped in the past. Their ranks include firefighters, police officers, mailmen, public works employees, businessmen, lawyers, chefs – men from all walks of life. And while they are strictly a male organization, they are quick to credit their girlfriends and wives with their ongoing support. “The wives and the girlfriends do help out. They make the food, they sell the tickets, they’ll watch our holes at the golf tournament,

Sunday, August 19, 2012 and they’ll help get the prizes. They’re not excluded, but it started as a group of guys and we’ve kept it that way as a private organization,” Matyjevich clarified. “We wouldn’t be here if they didn’t say, ‘We know what you’re doing, and it’s a very good cause.’” Their causes are also decided by a majority vote, and in addition to helping kids with illness or special needs, they’ve also donated money to cancer benefits, the Scranton Police Department’s K-9 Unit, Little Leagues, those affected by house fires, and other charity organizations. Typically, though, they ask a family to write a letter to the group explaining their situation and the men read it and vote on it at their monthly meeting. “Somehow the word gets out there that we do what we do. Someone will approach us or make a phone call to a member or a friend of a friend or sometimes you read something in the paper,” Spathelf explained. “We’ll sit here while somebody reads a letter and they’ll be 33 guys crying.” “The guy reading will say, ‘I can’t read it anymore,’ and he passes it on to somebody else. An illness can pop up any time, but we’re trying to do what we can,” Matyjevich added. “It’s unbelievable. It’s just heartwrenching, but we’re here to help families,” Spathelf emphasized. “The families keep in touch with us. They let us know what’s going on and how things have worked out.” “It is a financial burden on a family when a sick child is there, and that’s the last thing we want them worrying about when they have to worry about their kid,” member Dave Lesh said. “We try to help ease the burden that falls upon a family. It’s something very little, but it’s something.” Much of their funding comes

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Surprises in store at speakeasy RICH HOWELLS rhowells@golackawanna.com

For $20 a person can have a decent night out in many venues in Scranton, but at The Olde Brick Theatre on Sunday, Aug. 26, it can buy you a trip in a time machine. To offset production costs of Dyonisia ’12, the second annual Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project Invitational, the Project and the Scranton Public Theatre will hold the Providence Speakeasy, a party with a Prohibition-era theme featuring live jazz music by the Mark Montella Band, surprise guest singers, a cocktail tasting, and more. “The location itself just sort of lends itself to something like that. We are located behind Stirna’s Restaurant, so the place is tucked back and out of the way. The theater is very small; it only seats about 100 people, maybe a little more. The walls are exposed brick. It can get dark in there when we don’t have the houselights on. It looks the part, so to speak, so it just seemed natural that we would want to turn the theater into a speakeasy,” explained Sarah Stachura, project associate with the Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project and part of the volunteer committee that organized the speakeasy. “A speakeasy was a place where people would gather if they wanted to enjoy illicit pleasures, you could say. During the 1920s, Prohibition was in effect, and a speakeasy was a place where you could enjoy a cocktail or two and also music at the time that might not have been the norm. A speakeasy was usually run by local people and obviously the alcohol and the things that they would enjoy were made by themselves, and we like to think of ourselves as sustainable and local as well. We’re producing the work of local playwrights, and that’s what we try to

Kait Burrier and Carla Reck are encouraging guests to wear period costumes to the Providence Speakeasy.

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Sarah Stachura is part of the volunteer committee that organized the Providence Speakeasy.

do throughout the year.” An hors d’oeuvre buffet made up of donations from local businesses will be set up on the stage, and candlelit cocktail tables will line the vintage-decorated venue in lieu of the theater’s usual seating. Guests are encouraged to wear period costumes inspired by jazz-era or neo-burlesque fashion, and prizes will be awarded for “jazziest flask,” “most festive fascinator/hat,” and other categories, such as “vintage vixen.” “I was a director and a playwright and an actor in last year’s festival, so, of course, I was all about making this year’s bigger and better, and if we have to raise a little money to do so, then I’m all for that,” Stachura said. “We want to make sure that all the local artists that we’re lucky enough to have help us out receive some sort of compensation for their time and effort. It takes a lot of work to put on a show, and we’re firm believers that everybo-

dy should receive a little reward for their hard work.” Last year, Dyonisia was funded by grants and money from participants’ own pockets, so this year a committee was formed to raise the funds. The Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project Invitational will be held the last two weeks of September, containing 12 short plays by local writers inspired by the theme “apocalypse” and presented during two alternating professional programs. The project is determined to pay all playwrights, directors, actors, and production staff a stipend for their work. “The Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project itself is committed to producing and nurturing local writers. We do stage readings throughout the year of work that was written by local writers. We’d love to do full productions all year, but we can’t afford it,” Stachura noted, a participant herself since 2009.

What: Providence Speakeasy to benefit Dyonisia ’12, the second annual Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project Invitational Where: The Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St. (rear), Scranton When: Sunday, Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m. Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door Info: Learn more about the Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project at http://nepaplaywrights.wordpress.com or e-mail nepaplaywrights@live.com.

“But at least with a stage reading we’re able to nurture the local writer and perhaps encourage them to put of a full-fledged production. We’re all about doing everything we can to help out local playwrights and get their work noticed. We’re here for the local art community, and we just want to get bigger and better.” The Project is made up of local stage and screen writers who work with the Scranton Public Theatre at The Olde Brick Theater to challenge and encourage each other in the creation of new scripts. It is named for Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Jason Mill-

er, the Theatre’s artistic director for 16 years until his death in 2001. Among his goals for the Theatre was a writer’s forum, so the Project continues to take submissions from regional playwrights year-round. Tickets for the speakeasy are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include food and a limited open bar. $5 a la carte tickets are available for an optional menu of micro performances to be offered backstage throughout the evening, including a 1930’s-syle cocktail tasting in the greenroom, a spiritual consultation in the wings, and an intimate improvisational comedy experience or pulp drama “peep show” in “The Burlesque Dressing Room.” “It’s going to be a lot of fun. We are going to have a couple surprises. It’s not going to be like anything we’ve seen in Scranton for a long time. We’ve got a lot of talented folks on our roster helping us out with the event,” Stachura said. “Not only are you going to pay $20, which is a great deal, for food and wine and things like that, but you’re also going to get great music and a great variety of entertainment. And you get to dress up. Who doesn’t want to do that?”


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t’s the time of year that you will see parents smiling from ear to ear as their sweet little ones head off to school for the 201213 school year. Before heading back to school next week, head over to the free Back to the Books in Style event for some quality NEPA family fun. If you are looking for some last minute back to school savings and a fun filled afternoon with family, visit Back to the Books in Style at The Mall at Steamtown on Saturday, August 25 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. Stores in the mall will be offering special discounts on school supplies, haircuts, clothing and accessories. The 2012 Back to the Books in Style event is hosted by PA Moms Connect, a collaborative venture composed of two NEPA website owners from Bucktown Bargains and NEPA Mom.

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This event is sponsored by The Mall at Steamtown in order to help showcase local businesses, birthday party venues, educational services, after school activities, healthy kid activities, local services, parenting resources, community activities and events from NEPA businesses. This fun filled afternoon will include vendors from Price Chopper, Mainsource Food & Party Warehouse, Families United Network, Jewish Community Center (JCC), YMCA, ReferLocal, Party2Ya, Keeping It Kleen, Commonwealth Connections Academy, United Sports Academy, Great Wolf Lodge, Linn McDonald School of Dance, MetLife and over a dozen direct sales representatives. Free entertainment will be provided at center court, including magic by Michael Jinx, performances by the Keystone Extreme Cheerleaders, United Sports Academy, Green Ridge Youth Theater and a fashion show hosted by the Moms Club of Scranton. The first 100 teachers in attendance will receive a free tote bag

filled with over $50 each in products including a special workbook on bullies from Neon Tiki Tribe, gift cards, special offers and deals from national brands and local companies. The purpose for this giveaway is to recognize the hard work of our favorite NEPA teachers. In addition to teachers being rewarded at the Back to the Books in Style event, the first 500 people at the event will receive a free grocery tote for school supplies or to use at the grocery store throughout the school year to save up to six cents each visit. The first 500 people will also receive a free folder filled with over $20 in savings. Visitors to the event will also receive a free Gutzy Gear, which is the perfect accessory to add personality to any backpack, messenger bag, rolling bag or duffel and a great way to send kids back to school in style. Special coupons will be provided by Stonyfield Farm. The back to school event is free for the entire family. For more information on this back to school event, visit www.bucktownbargains.com/ back2books.

AFA gives laughter a purpose Laughter will have a purpose on the AFA Art Gallery’s second floor on Saturday, Sept. 15. The gallery, located at 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, will host “Laughter With A Purpose: A Benefit for Michael Meoni.” Meoni was diagnosed in March 2011 with acute myeloid leukemia, and all proceeds from the benefit will be donated to help defray Meoni’s medical costs. Tickets for the event are priced at $20. This night of entertainment includes

performances from improv groups Here We Are In Spain and Unorganized Business, juggler Mike Simon, rock band A Fire With Friends and acoustic guitar player Brendan Regan. Tickets for a basket raffle will also be available to purchase, and refreshments will be served. Tickets are time specific. Shows are scheduled for 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 604.1874.

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Cieslak said she felt a connection with Joseph F. Schillaci, president of GC Sweats, who was also passionate about the cause. “Immediately we gave them a discount, because of the nature of it. I thought it was so admirable of Nathan that I couldn’t get involved fast enough. There’s nobody that wasn’t bullied at one time in their life, including me,” said Schillaci. After coming on board, Schillaci helped make some tweaks to the design, and shared the news of Nathan’s project with his son Rocco A. Schillaci II, Esquire, who, also being able to sympathize with what some children are forced to go through, sponsored the T-shirts through his law firm, Schillaci Law, LLC, paying for a portion of the production cost. “I thought it was a great idea and a great cause for such a young kid to want to get involved in,” said Schillaci II. “I think it’s really in the forefront right now. With social media, bullying is not what it used to be. It’s not stealing your lunch money and pushing you on the playground, it’s really a psychological game.” Bullying has changed for children in the last 10 years. After school, children used to be able to go home and be safe, but now, because of the popularity of Facebook and texting, the bullying can follow students home. “It’s more serious,” added Cieslak, a teacher’s aide in the Old Forge School District. “You have children committing suicide over it. I’ve obviously, and fortunately, haven’t been in a school district where that’s happened, but it has happened locally. So, it’s serious, and I think we

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Rocco A. Schillaci is sponsoring Nathan Cieslak’s T-shirt fundraiser.

need to take it seriously.” One way to have the problem taken more seriously is to create awareness and also educate children and adults on what to do if they are being bullied, witness bullying, or if they are the one doing the bullying. Nathan’s T-shirt campaign will hopefully be able to have an impact on both, with a portion of the proceeds from the shirts being donated to the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. The nonprofit organization, which was originally established as an advocacy for children with disabilities, became involved in bullying prevention about 10 years ago, according to Julie Hertzog of PACER. “We had so many parents contacting us about bullying situations,” said Hertzog. “The stories we were hearing

were heartbreaking and they impacted us, especially as an advocacy organization.” PACER developed resources, primarily online, for children. The donations from Nathan’s project will be going to help and continue the development of those resources. But possibly even more important than the money they will be receiving will be the potential impact Nathan will be making on his community, as Hertzog explained that peer-generated projects usually have a larger effect on children. “When a young person like Nathan takes action like this…the message has just a much stronger impact when it’s coming from a peer, and we hear that from students all the time,” said Hertzog. “Adults can talk about this to kids, and it’s important that

adults model the policies and set the procedures and rules, but it’s really the kids themselves that have such an influence in this topic, and it’s really their social issue…and they’re probably the ones that can take the strongest action to remedy it,” said Hertzog. Members of Old Forge, and surrounding communities, may have already proven Hertzog’s theory true, as Nathan was able to sell 75 shirts in three days. “He came in originally for 12 shirts and said, ‘I want to sell them to my friends,’” said Schillaci. “And then this kind of all escalated,” said Nathan. Cieslak said the family didn’t have to make any phone calls for the sale of the first run of shirts, with word of mouth bringing members of the community to them, who were also passionate about their cause. “I know a lot of the parents that bought them were (saying), ‘This is so important. This is an amazing thing that Nathan is doing,’ A lot of comments and a lot of positive feedback,” said Cieslak. The positive feedback will most likely continue in the coming weeks, as Nathan and Schillaci plan on notifying the surrounding school districts, about the T-shirt sale. Nathan has requested permission from the Old Forge School District to sell the shirts in the district. Old Forge Elementary School Principal Nicole Vanluvender said she is unaware if a decision on that has been made yet, but added that she is pleased with Nathan’s project. “I couldn’t be prouder of his efforts,’ said Vanluvender. “He really stands up, in every situation, for what he thinks is right.” For more information on PACER visit www.pacer.org/bullying/.

Cultural Center presents Cat’s Pajamas

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will welcome Cat’s Pajamas, a nine piece rock band for children, that will entertain with stories, dances, puppets and props. The performance is being presented as part of the Lackawanna County Summer Passport Program on August 23 at 11 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Scranton Cultural Center. This summer children who participated

in the Lackawanna County Library System’s Summer Reading Clubs were able to obtain a passport that earned them one free admission to the Electric City Trolley Museum, Steamtown National Historic Site, Lackawanna Historical Society, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour, PA Anthracite Heritage Museum, Everhart Museum and Scranton Cultural Center. Children, accompanied by an adult who has purchased an admission ticket, can get

their passport stamped at each site through Friday, August 31 when the program ends. The program will start at the Scranton Cultural Center before the show with a free craft at 10:30 a.m. All children attending will create a piece of art work to remember their day with the Cat’s. For more information, visit www.scrantonculturalcenter.org.

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takes care of the prizes and the golf fees, but the community and the local businesses donate money to us knowing what we do. Our members go out and reach out to them and the money we get from that is how we help the children. Our sponsors help us a great deal,” Spathelf said. “Once people find out what we do, they just seem to be always there when we need them. They’re just a phone call away.” “The guy at Pine Hills said it’s one of his bigger tournaments of the year, so our success rate is very good,” Trustee Nick Azzarelli added. Organizing the fling, with all its food and beverages donated by local residents and businesses, and the 36-team, 18-hole tournament with raffles and prizes is no easy task, but they find that every member comesthrougheverytimetomakethemongoing successes. “We do what it takes. Everyone in the organization rolls their sleeves up when it comes time to working the benefit, working the golf tournament, and going out there and looking for sponsors. We all do what we need to to make sure it is a success at the end,” Matyjevich acknowledged. “We have an outpouring of support. You can count on your fellow sheep to do what they said they were going to do…We’ve had people join the organization for what we did. We helped a son, a daughter, or a grandchild, and, in turn, they became members and they couldn’t do enough for the organization.” Matyjevich noted that even the struggling economy has only had a “negligible” effect on their fundraising efforts. “The families feel that (economic) hit too, but we’re still able to help them,” Lesh said. “It’s really been surprising the last couple years with the economy. The people have been great,” Trustee Jack Hubshman agreed. The group recently registered a web address and joined Facebook to increase awareness of their cause, and while their name may throw people off at first, Hubshman said the Black Sheep of West Scranton define themselves not by their moniker, but “by what we do.” “That name sticks out in people’s heads,” Azzarelli pointed out. “Who would think that a bunch of guys calling themselves the Black Sheep would do so much for a charity? We just want to get the word out that we’re here to help children,” Spathelf said. “Basically, that’s it. It makes us feel good.” “There’s no greater feeling in the world,” Hubshman insisted. “When you get that letter saying ‘Thank you,’ or ‘She’s progressing,’ or ‘He’s progressing,’ there is nothing like that,” Lesh concluded.


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South Abington Township and serves the greater Scranton area.

He is one of thousands of LDS bishops around the world who, as lay ministers, are not paid for the approximately 30 hours they commit to their ecclesiastical responsibilities each week. Bishops and two counselors constitute a bishopric that oversees local Church programs, ministers to members of their congregations, known as wards, and seeks to serve the surrounding community. Serving as counselors to Bishop Failing in the Scranton Ward bishopric are Dr. Scott D. Rieder, a native of Lackawanna County and a podiatrist with a practice in Taylor, and John H. Mills, maintenance manager at Keystone College and a resident of Clarks Summit. Bishop Failing succeeds Dr. Kenneth R. Lord, associate dean of the Kania School of Management at The University of Scranton, who served as bishop for the last five years. Bishop Failing left his native Hawaii in 1973 on a four-year tour of duty with the U.S. Air Force. He was stationed first in Turkey, where he met and married his

wife, Mary Ann, and then in New Mexico. His next stop was Slippery Rock University where, after having been admitted on probation, he graduated summa cum laude, the highest honor a graduate can receive, with a bachelor of arts in English. Acquiring a life-long passion for poetry en route to his English degree, Bishop Failing has published what he refers to as a “spattering” of his work in The Awakenings Review, Sharings Journal, Relief, Viet Now, Mulberry Poets and Writers Journal and Alive Now. His work has often been cited by The Pennsylvania Poetry Society, Inc. He said most of his favorite poems have not been submitted for publication. “I’m really not a poet,” he asserts. “I’m a lazy novelist, so I try to fit it all into one page.” The Scranton Ward is one of eight Northeastern Pennsylvania congregations that make up the Scranton Stake. Weekly services are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 505 Griffin Pond Rd., South Abington Township. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-Day-Saints-Scranton-Ward/.

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Charles Keawe Failing III succeeds Dr. Kenneth R. Lord as the bishop of the Scranton Ward of the Latter-day Saint congregation.


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The Old Forge Junior Blue

Devils will begin the regular season at home today, Sunday, August 19 with games beginning at noon. The A, B, C and D football players and cheerleaders have been seen the last few weeks preparing for the season by practicing in Pagnotti Park. The teams’ home games are played at Old Forge Veterans Memorial Stadium. For more information on the Junior

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Vintage Theater co-owners plan grand reopening

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A view of the crowd from the first Scranton StorySlam, which was held at the Vintage Theater on March 31

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BILL THOMAS Weekender Correspondent

he Vintage Theater in Scranton has a new address. Co-owners Conor O’Brien and Theresa O’Connor signed a lease on Thursday, August 16 to move their combination allages concert venue/art gallery/cafe/you-name-it to 326 Spruce St., Scranton. The two are tentatively planning a soft opening at the new location for Friday, Sept. 7 followed by a grand reopening on Friday, Sept. 14 Prior to making the announcement, O’Connor said that their plan See VINTAGE , Page 23

The Vintage Theater co-owners Theresa O’Connor and Conor O’Brien are planning to reopen their business in September.


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is to stay in downtown Scranton, within “the First Friday footprint.” “We want to be somewhere that’s in walking distance of our former space so that our regular customers wouldn’t have to go too far out of their way from what they were used to,” she said. The travel may be a short one, but it’s not without challenges. Hoping to make the move a little more painless, O’Brien and O’Conner have taken to crowdsource-funding website Indiegogo.com. The deadline for donations was Saturday, Aug. 18. “We have the funds to get started, at least,” O’Conner said. “We’re just hoping Indiegogo can help us with the renovations and our sound equipment and maybe building a little nest just so we’re not crossing our fingers in October when the next month’s rent comes.” LOOKING BACK When the Vintage closed its doors at 119 Penn Ave. in June, it came as a shock to many. Since September 2009, that address had been the Vintage’s home. It now houses a print shop. “The building owners were just looking to do something different, so we had to find somewhere else to go,” O’Connor said. “We had 15 days to move. It was a bit of a surprise to us, but we’ve tried to keep the ball rolling.” This isn’t the first time the Vintage has had to change location. Originally founded in January 2009 as a revival moviehouse at 222 Wyoming Ave., the venue quickly outgrew that spot as it transformed into something of a one-stop destination for all things art related. Over the years, the Vintage has hosted plays, poetry readings, concerts, discussions and exhibits of all kinds. “We call that ‘arts integration,’ where you’re bringing art

GOLackawanna into other contexts and also intermingling, exchanging and interchanging between the different arts,” Ted Michalowski, a Marywood University and Keystone College art instructor said. “It’s always good because artists need to support each other as well as befriend each other. From that comes collaboration and growth.” Michalowski, who participated in Rhythm of the Region II, one of the last art events the Vintage held before going on hiatus, believes the venue’s open-armed eclecticism makes it a valuable contributor to the burgeoning NEPA art scene. On the other hand, for people like Pamela McNichols, even more significant may be the Vintage’s all-ages inclusivity. In March, McNichols and her daughter Zoe held the first-ever Scranton StorySlam at the venue. Originally conceived as Zoe’s high-school senior project, the mother-daughter duo decided to continue holding slams following the success of their Vintage debut. “We need to create an atmosphere for our young people so they have something to do, so that they’re not just going to parties all the time and so they can become involved with a music scene and with other different kinds of art and culture,” she said. “The local art scene is awesome. Great theater. Fantastic music. That’s where a place like the Vintage fits in, for example, providing a place for musicians to perform that isn’t a bar.” Dan Rosler knows what that’s like. The lead singer and guitarist for A Fire with Friends credits the Vintage with helping his band find its footing when the group was still in its formative days. “When our previous practice space was not working out, Theresa and Conor offered to let us practice there,” Rosler said. “They gave us a place to start, really. A lot of the first shows we ever played were there. We had both of our CD release shows there. I have a lot of great memories at that place.”

MOVING FORWARD At press time, the Vintage’s Indiegogo page had surpassed its goal $3,500, earning $3,646 with 15 hours left to increase that amount, an estimated $1,000 additionally raised through fundraising events at the Houdini Museum and the bar Mert’s in Scranton. The Steamtown Original Music Showcase, set to take place the first weekend of September, will also donate a portion of its proceeds. “There have been people coming out asking if they can donate a portion of this or that,” O’Brien said. “It’s a lot of little things, but the support has been overwhelming and every dollar is helping.” Viewing their unexpected move as a blessing in disguise, O’Brien and O’Connor are using it as an opportunity to evolve. Not only are they actively seeking a larger space for their new home, the Vintage owners are also concocting ideas for new offerings, as well. Among such offerings are plans for new creative workshops and classes. “Just as our history has proven, the Vintage has a mind of its own,” O’Brien said. “It’s such a community-minded venture that it really depends on what direction the community wants it to go in. As long as that support is there, we’re willing to do anything and everything.” Regardless of what changes the Vintage’s new location and continued evolution bring, however, O’Brien remains committed to the philosophy with which he founded the venue years ago. “The biggest problem in the arts is the barrier that is often created. While I’m a firm believer that the arts are something to be honored, treasured and respected, all too often it becomes this ostentatious institution with an attitude that it’s only for the elite. That’s so wrong. Art is for everyone, regardless of age and regardless of experience level. Wherever there is a void, that is what we want to fill. It’s something meant to be open and inviting, a true community.”

“Just as our history has proven, the Vintage has a mind of its own. It’s such a community-minded venture that it really depends on what direction the community wants it to go in. As long as that support is there, we’re willing to do anything and everything.” -Conor O’Brien

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‘Wartz and All’ author presents first copies of new book Jeannine Luby, author of “Wartz and All,” presents the first copy of the children’s book to the Lackawanna County Commissioners, who funded the work through an arts and culture grant. The book details the scenery around the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail as seen and enjoyed by Wartz the frog and his forest friends. A youth coloring contest involving the book was held in conjunction with its presentation to the Commissioners and the community. Contest winners are, front row, from left, Ellie Moses, Scranton; Alexa Evangelist, Blakely; and Isabella Moher, Clarks Summit. The three winners were congratulated by, from left, Luby, Commissioners Jim Wansacz and Corey D. O’Brien, Maureen McGuigan, deputy director of the county’s arts and culture department, and Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley.

Taylor resident receives scholarship from Friendly Sons The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Lackawanna County recently presented the Dr. John Corcoran Scholarship for study in Ireland to the University of Scranton’s Greylan Heffernan of Taylor. The scholarship winner is chosen based on services, activities, interests, work experience, a personal statement, essay and having a grade point average of 3.0 or above. A Dean’s List student at the University of Scranton, Heffernan is an English major with minors in communication and history. She will be using the scholarship to support her plan to study abroad in Galway, Ireland. In attendance for the scholarship presentation are, seated, from left, University of Scranton President Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., Heffernan, Dr. John Corcoran of the Friendly Sons, standing, John L. Walker, Patrick J Cummings, and Robert J. Lynett, all of the Friendly Sons, and Michael R. Simons, director of study abroad and global initiatives at The University of Scranton.


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Scranton Prep’s Evan Joyce of Moosic shot 74 to finish third for the Cavaliers .

Golf season in full swing

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OUNT COBB – Riverside’s Carl Pugliese was ready to go when the high school sports year got underway in Lackawanna County Friday morning, August 17, with the playing of the 49th annual Jackman Memorial Boys’ Golf Tournament at Scranton Municipal. Pugliese birdied two of the first six holes and played the front nine in 1over-par before slowing down somewhat on the back nine. The senior finished at 6-over-par, 78

to tie for 16th out of more than 100 players in the tournament. “I had a lot of putts drop,” Pugliese said. A long drive on 10 had Pugliese going for the par-5 green in two and hoping to get back to even par. Pugliese lost some momentum when his second shot was off target and he settled for a par. “I need to work on my driver and my short game,” Pugliese said. “I still need to do a lot more work.” Pugliese helped Riverside to a 382 See GOLF , Page 25

JACKMAN MEMORIAL (Friday at Scranton Muni, par 72) Team Scores Scranton Prep 292, Wallenpaupack 308, Valley View 309, Abington Heights 310, Dunmore 315, North Pocono 328, Holy Cross 332, Lakeland 332, Montrose 338, Honesdale 348, Lackawanna Trail 359, Scranton 362, Forest City 366, Delaware Valley 369, Mid Valley 370, Mountain View 379, Riverside 382, Western Wayne 385, Old Forge 395, West Scranton 413. Top Individual Scores 70: David Pompey (SP). 72: Gary Geldhof (VV).

73: Michael Weber (D), Chris Cerminaro (SP), Kyle Jackson (W). 74: Evan Joyce (SP). 75: Nick Johnson (SP). 76: Jamie Egan (AH), Greg Reeves (L). 77: Alex Altier (AH), Mike Thomas (L), Joe Chaudhari (SP), Anthony Stambone (VV), Eric Miller (W), Alex Jackson (W). 78: Sean Conway (AH), Owen Walsh (H), Kerry Connors (NP), Carl Pugliese (R), Codi Bennedict (M). 79: Anthony Sebastianelli (AH), John Barone (D), Dave Lopatka (D), Tom Dzwonczyk (HC), Mike Brennan (L).


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MOUNT COBB – Junior Jordan Ohler and sophomore A.J. Cantarella return to the starting lineup this season for the Old Forge golf team. Blue Devils coach Joe DeStefano expects the rest of the starting lineup to fluctuate throughout the season. Sophomore Cameron Carpenter showed that he could be ready to be the top newcomer to the lineup when he shot 95 Friday, August17 at Scranton Muni to match Cantarella for the team’s best score in the Jackman Memorial Golf Tournament. “Our numbers are in the 20s,” DeStefano said. “We have a lot of kids playing who are pretty close to each other.” Senior Vince Talarico, junior Robert Donovan and sophomore Cameron Carpenter were the others in the starting lineup for the seasonopening tournament. Seniors Jared Heckman, Dave Chromey, Tyler Cavalieri and John Vols could all make the lineup at times this season, along with some of the team’s younger players. “As a young team, we hope to grow throughout the season,” DeStefano said. The Blue Devils are part of the Lackawanna League’s new format, which has replaced geographic divisions with enrollment-based divisions. “It’s a good thing from the fact that we are playing smaller schools; schools our size,” DeStefano said. “But, it’s harder travel and some courses we have not seen before.” The Blue Devils were seventh in the 12-team Lackawanna Southern Division schedule last year with a 7-

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team score. The Vikings finished 17th in the 20-team field, while neighboring rivals Old Forge and West Scranton finished in the bottom two spots. Scranton Prep won the team title with 292, beating Wallenpaupack by 16 shots and Valley View by 17. David Pompey won the title with a 2-under-par, 70 and two of his Scranton Prep teammates were among the others to receive individual awards. Valley View’s Gary Geldhof, who was second overall, took the low se-

MOUNT COBB – Previewing the upcoming season in most high school sports involves assessing returning athletes and reputations of established programs. Better impressions are formed when the first contests are held, but even then the comparisons must be weighed against differing competition and challenges.

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A.J. Cantarella returns to the starting lineup this season for the Old Forge golf team.

5-2 record. Old Forge, which plays its home matches at Summit Hills, opens its league schedule Wednesday, August 22 at home against Elk Lake. The complete schedule is: Aug. 22, ELK LAKE; Aug. 27 at Blue Ridge; Aug.

29, HOLY CROSS; Sept. 3, LACKAWANNA TRAIL; Sept. 5 at Carbondale; Sept. 10 at Riverside; Sept. 12 at Forest City; Sept.14, DUNMORE; Sept. 17, MOUNTAIN VIEW; Sept. 24 at Lakeland; Sept. 26, MID VALLEY: Sept. 28 at Montrose.

nior award with a 72. After the individual championship, the top two players in each grade were honored. Kyle Jackson of Wallenpaupack was second in low senior with a 73. Dunmore’s Michael Weber shot 73 and Scranton Prep’s Nick Johnson 75 to finish as the top two juniors. Scranton Prep’s Chris Cerminaro had a 73 and Valley View’s Anthony Stambone a 77 to lead the sophomore class. Tom Dzwonczyk of Holy Cross was the top freshman with a 79, followed by Dylan O’Dell of Forest City with an 84. Team scores consisted of the top four players for each school. Teams

were allowed to use up to six players. Pugliese, Adam Leasure (92), Shawn Soroka (101) and Sal DeFrancesco (111) made up the Riverside score from a five-man lineup. A.J. Cantarella and Cameron Carpenter shot 95 each to lead Old Forge while Ryan Voyack added a 102 and Jordan Ohler a 103. The Blue Devils had the full six-player lineup. Ryan Fletcher shot 96, Mark Marinchak 97, Sam Alecky 102 and Austin Riviello 118 for West Scranton, which entered just four players. The Jackman Memorial Girls’ Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21 at Scranton Muni.

The Lackawanna League golf season is much easier to assess after just one day. All of the teams with any chance of competing for titles attend the seasonopening Jackman Memorial Tournament each year at Scranton Municipal, giving a strong hint as to who will be the top teams and individuals in the season ahead. As is often the case, it was Scranton Prep that left the strongest impression Friday. The Cavaliers won the team championship by 16 strokes and had four of the top seven individuals, including Moosic residents Evan Joyce and Nick Johnson. The Jackman title does not assure regular-season and post-season championships for Scranton Prep, but it does make it clear that the teams wishing to pursue those titles will have to find a way to beat the Cavaliers. A year ago, Abington Heights, Scranton Prep and North Pocono went 1-2-3 in the Jackman. Those teams produced half of District 2’s eight state qualifying boys’ players. Abington Heights and North Pocono tied for

KEEPING SCORE TOM ROBINSON first in the Lackawanna South, just ahead of thirdplace Scranton Prep and North Pocono ultimately emerged as the District 2 team champion. “It was great to get the title back from Abington Heights,” said Joyce, who shot 74 to finish third for the Cavaliers behind individual champion David Pompey (70) and low sophomore Chris Cerminaro (73). “It’s kind of like a kickoff to the year. We’re always pumped to win it. “Whoever wins it, it gives a little confidence going into the season.” Pompey’s confidence should be soaring. He rallied to the title with a remarkable 5-under-par, 31 on the back nine, including a hole-in-one at the par-three 12th hole. “It was a very good day,” said Johnson, who shot 74. “To win the Jackman is spectacular. It’s a very prestigious team tournament to win and to win as an individual. “It’s a great win for Dave Pompey to take that one home.” Joyce was dominant early and Pompey was even stronger late. Johnson was steady while posting the tournament’s second-best score among juniors. He put his driver within 70 yards on 14, his fifth hole, knocked his approach to four feet and posted his only birdie of the day. “I just hit it solid all day,” Johnson said. The 49th rendition of the pre-season golf tournament leaves the distinct impression that Scranton Prep will once again be a solid team all season.


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The challenges are plentiful for the Riverside girls tennis team. The Lady Vikes return just one player who has ever started a varsity match as they prepare to move to a more difficult schedule with less hope of title contention. “We lost nine or 10 girls,” Riverside coach Robert Thomas said. “We’re starting from scratch. We have four returnees, but only one girl who started a varsity match ever.” Senior Samantha Keoonela, a part-time starter at second doubles, is that player. She is likely to move up to singles play this season. Junior Ashley Fuentes and sophomore Morgan Gable played exhibition matches last year and have a chance to join Keoonela in the singles lineup. Senior Kayla Creedon, the other returnee, is likely to be part of the doubles lineup. Riverside went 6-5 to tie Elk Lake for first place in Division 3 last season before losing a championship playoff to the Lady Warriors, 3-2. The Lackawanna League has eliminated divisional play this year. Abington Heights, which was the unbeaten Division 1 champion the last two years, and Scranton Prep, which was the unbeaten Division 2 champion during the same span, are likely to battle for the title. The smaller schools are less likely to contend. “It gave us something to fight for,” Thomas said of the divisional format. “For myself and the Elk Lake, Holy Cross and Dunmore coaches, I can’t imagine they’re too thrilled about this.” Instead of playing just Division 2 and 3 teams, Riverside will play all the Lackawanna teams. “I preferred it the other way,” Thomas said, “but … I’ve always enjoyed playing Honesdale and North Pocono in the past. “This will give the girls a little diversity as well.” The Lady Vikes open Tuesday, August 21 with a rematch of last year’s Division 3 championship match then host West Scranton Thursday. The complete schedule: Aug. 21, ELK LAKE; Aug. 23, WEST SCRANTON; Aug. 27 at Mid Valley; Aug. 29 at Holy Cross; Sept. 4 at Delaware Valley; Sept. 6 DUNMORE; Sept. 10, VALLEY VIEW; Sept. 11, ABINGTON HEIGHTS; Sept. 13 at North Pocono; Sept. 17 at Wallenpaupack; Sept. 19 at Western Wayne; Sept. 24 at Scranton; Sept. 25, SCRANTON PREP; Sept. 27, MONTROSE; Oct.1, HONESDALE.

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est Scranton enters the Lackawanna League girls tennis season with a new coach, a new lineup and a new schedule. Jenn Spott is the Lady Invaders’ third coach in three seasons.

Sophomore singles player Arianna Goldstein is the only returning starter from last year. The Lackawanna League’s return to a complete round-robin schedule could give West Scranton a boost after struggling in the top division for the past three years. Spott is in her second year as an autistic support and special educations teacher at West Scranton. She played tennis for Misericordia University after being part of the team at the former Bishop Hannan High School in Scranton. Goldstein is a likely singles player. The Lady Invaders will play every other team in the Lackawanna League while looking to end a 19-match league losing streak that dates back to the 2010 season. West Scranton went just 2-32 combined while playing the other biggest

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West Scranton High School’s Nancy Ramirez is looking to make an impact on the girls tennis team this season.

schools during the years the Lackawanna League split teams up based on enrollment size. It will be a new set of players trying to take advantage of the somewhat relaxed schedule.

SPORTS BRIEFS Yankees stretch lead The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees defeated the Pawtucket Red Sox, 8-6, Friday night, August 17, in an International League game. Darnell McDonald had a three-run shot in the fourth inning, Melky Mesa hit a two-run homer and Ramiro Pena had a solo blast. Corban Joseph had the team’s first home run. The win completed a victory over the PawSox in a five-game series to help the Yankees reach a season-high 16 games over .500 at 72-56 while stretching their IL North Division lead to three games. Miners set scoring record A.J. McKenna threw three touchdowns in his NEPA Miners debut Aug. 11, helping the team set its single-game scoring record with an 84-8 rout of the Maryland

The remaining starters from last year’s team graduated. “We spread the word out from last year because we knew the girls were graduating,” Spott said. “We will have a lot of girls who are going to be

Hawks at Scranton Memorial Stadium. McKenna, a former Scranton High School and Lackawanna College quarterback, went 4-for-5 for 112 yards passing. The Miners scored 60 in a 2009 game against the New York Stallions for their previous record. Ray Berry returned two interceptions for a touchdown and brought a punt back 63 yards for another score. Ceresko, Scarpetta 1-2 in state am Moosic’s Kate Scarpetta finished second in the Pennsylvania State Women’s Amateur Golf Championship Friday, August 17. Scarpetta lost the all-Lackawanna County final at Allegheny Country Club in the Pittsburgh suburbs when Ellen Ceresko took the title on the second extra hole. NPF announces broadcast schedule The Northeast Pa Football Network

switching around between singles and doubles.” Emily Flatt, a newcomer to the program, is the only senior on the team. Junior captain Sara Skoritowski, a likely singles player, won on the roster last year but not part of the starting lineup. Coletta Remke, who may play singles, and Kaitlyn Tokash, who probably will play doubles, are juniors who have joined the team. “Some of the freshmen will be part of the starting lineup,” Spott said. “That will be good for us over the next four years.” Spott said Nicole Sinclair, one of the freshmen, probably will be in the doubles lineup. West Scranton faces a tough opener Tuesday, August 21 against Abington Heights, which has won 25 straight league matches and claimed the last two Division 1 titles. The schedule is: Aug. 21, ABINGTON HEIGHTS; Aug. 23 at Riverside; Aug. 27 at Delaware Valley; Aug. 29 at Western Wayne; Sept. 4, WALLENPAUPACK; Sept. 6, VALLEY VIEW: Sept. 10 at North Pocono; Sept. 11 at Mid Valley; Sept. 13 at Holy Cross; Sept. 17, SCRANTON PREP; Sept. 19, SCRANTON; Sept. 24, MONTROSE; Sept. 25, HONESDALE; Sept. 27, ELK LAKE; Oct. 1, DUNMORE.

(NPF) is scheduled to produce more than 150 audio football game broadcasts live over the Internet during the upcoming season. The North Pocono Sports Network and the Mid Valley Sports Network have joined the NPF Network this season. They are added to returning affiliates, including the Blue Devil Football Network (Old Forge), the Scranton Prep Football Network, the Dunmore Bucks Radio Network and the Cougar Sports Network (Valley View). Bold Gold Media, with radio stations Fox Sports Radio The Game (1340 and 1400 AM) and 95.3-DNH, will also have its radio broadcasts accessing through www.northeastpafootball.com. The NPF Scoreboard Show will be aired on Fox Sports Radio The Game Friday nights from 9:30 to 11 p.m. and also featured on the Web site. The NPF Kickoff Show will air 6 to 6:40 p.m. every Friday. -compiled by Tom Robinson


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OBITUARIES Aurora M. Tonti AUGUST 12, 2012

Aurora M. Tonti, 94, of Old Forge, died Sunday afternoon, August 12, in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Born in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Giacinto and Alvisa Silvestri Tonti. She was employed as a field accountant in the Scranton Unemployment Office for 48 years before her retirement. Surviving are nephews, Jerome Tonti, of Jessup; Joseph Tonti, of Old Forge, and Bill Tonti, of Moosic Lake; great-nieces, greatnephews, great-grandnieces and greatgrandnephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, James Tonti; and a sister, Ercilia Tonti. The funeral was held Thursday, August16 with Mass in St. Mary of the Assumption Church at Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge. Interment will be in Old Forge Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge.

Libia Taroli AUGUST 10, 2012

Libia M. (Notari) Taroli, RN, 98, Old Forge, died Friday, August 10, 2012 in the Regional Hospital of Scranton. Her husband of 71 years is Chester Taroli. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Candida Mancia Notari and was a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. She was preceded in death by son, Nicholas Taroli; brothers, John and Leo Notari; sister, Ada Notari. Surviving are sons, John "Jack," Lancaster, and Paul, Athens, Ala.; grandchildren, William and Cara Taroli, Laura Walsh and John Taroli; three great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, August 13 with Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Lawrence Street, Old Forge. Arrangements are by Victor M. Ferri Funeral Home, 522 Fallon St., Old Forge.

Lillian Conlon AUGUST 14, 2012

Lillian Conlon, 82, formerly of Plane Street, Avoca, died Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Allied Skilled Nursing, Scranton. Born in Moosic on June 1, 1930, she was a daughter of the late Ambrose S. and Lillian (Neiman) Conlon. She was a graduate of College Misericordia and a member of St. Mary’s Church. Prior to moving back to Avoca in1965, she was employed as a nurse at N.I.H., Bethesda, Md. She was preceded in death by her brother, Ambrose Conlan Jr., and nephew Joseph Conlon. She is survived by four nephews. A graveside service was held on Friday, August 17 in St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Moscow. Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home Inc., Avoca, was in charge of arrangements.

Tracee A. Henning AUGUST 9, 2012

Tracee A. Henning, 42, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Aug. 9 at Abington Manor, Clarks Summit after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born in Scranton on November 2, 1969, she is the daughter of Helen C. Kobeski Henning and the late Thomas G. Henning. Tracee was a 1987 graduate of Riverside High School and received her associate degree from Penn State University. She was also employed by many prominent lawyers as a paralegal. She took pride in learning new things and was very proud when she learned sign language. She was a lifelong animal lover and was the proud owner of two adorable cats, Snuggles and Monte.

Throughout her life she was an avid sports fan who loved watching her favorite teams the New York Yankees and the Miami Dolphins. She also enjoyed watching the NCAA March Madness. Tracee loved the outdoors and took every opportunity to play tennis and golf. She was very proud of her swing and would often beat everyone in a round of golf. Her memory will live on in the hearts and mind of her family for many years. Tracee was a very beautiful and caring person who put other people first even while fighting her own disease. She was a proud supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church of Greenwood until its closing when she then became a member of St. Ann’s Basilica, West Scranton. Also surviving is a sister Tricia, a brother Todd and a niece Victoria, all of Scranton.

Karen Blomain AUGUST 15, 2012

Karen Blomain, a retired Keystone College and Kutztown University professor, poet and novelist died on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at the home of her daughter in Union Dale, Pa. When faced with grave illness, Karen continued to say with a smile that she was "lucky, lucky." Her greatest joys in life were her family, her travels, her innumerable best friends and teaching how to write from the heart. All who knew her realize that we are the ones who are "lucky, lucky" to have had her in our lives. Her first novel, "A Trick of Light," first published in 2000, began what was to be a trilogy delineating the lives of three women over a period of 60 years. "The Season of Lost Children," the second novel in the series, carried the lives of Blomain’s main characters into another generation. The third book in the trilogy, "I’m Still Me," remains unfinished. A highly regarded poet, she authored several books of poetry, and her work appeared in numerous literary periodicals.

Barbara J. Kirstein AUGUST 12, 2012

Barbara J. Kirstein, 86, formerly of Old Forge, died Sunday morning, August 12, at Wesley Village, Jenkins Township, where she has been a resident the past three years. Born in Rahway, N.J., she was the daughter of the late William J. and Ruth Muddell Brunning.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge the outstanding care and compassion provided by the following professionals: Dr. Philip Gutin, Dr. Andrew Lassman, Dr. Ingo Mellinghoff and Dr. Iyavat Thaisipkil of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital, and the nurses, aides and staff of Abington Manor and Asera Care Hospice, Clarks Summit. Tracee’s family would like to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mark Lyons and staff. Dr. Lyons never stopped showing care and compassion for Tracee since being first diagnosed. We can’t express enough gratitude with how much it meant to the family and to Tracee. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 14 in St. Ann’s Basilica by the Rev. Robert Jones. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Born in Scranton, Karen was a daughter of Thomas and Lucille Blomain. Survivors are her husband, playwright Michael Downend; brother, Thomas Blomain, and fiancée Jessica Engel; sisters, Lucille Lyman and Donna Vandegrift; children, James McHale, Dr. Kielty Turner and husband R.J. Turner, Brett McHale and wife Lori McHale; grandchildren, Kayla McHale, Colin and Claire Turner, Lilliana and Dylan McHale. Also surviving are her six step-children, John, Mark, Patrick and Aaron Downend; Kenwyn Loefflad and Amanda Downend Modrovsky. Arrangements for a Celebration of Karen’s life will be made at the convenience of the family. Cremation is through the Kevin M. Lesjack Funeral Home, 513 Main St., Forest City, Pa. Contributions in Karen Blomain’s memory can be made to the Karen Blomain Memorial Fund established at Marywood University, Scranton. Condolences can be sent online at www.lesjackfuneralhome.com.

Barbara spent most of her life in New Jersey; lived in New Hampshire from 1978 until 2005. She lived in Old Forge since 2005. Barbara attended the Independent Bible Church, Duryea. Surviving are three children, David P Kirstein and wife, Linda, Scarborough, Maine; Jonathan P. Kirstein and wife, Kathleen, Troy, N.H.; Leslie LaCava and husband, Reverend Joseph, Old Forge; eight grand-

children; three great grandchildren; a brother, Richard Brunning, Deland, Fla. A brother William J. Brunning, Jr. preceded her in death. The funeral services were held on Saturday, August 18 in the Semian Funeral Home, 704 Union St., Taylor, with her sonin-law, Reverend Joseph LaCava, associate pastor, Independent Bible Church, Duryea, officiating.

Jane L. Haschak

AUGUST 9, 2012 Jane L. Haschak, 81, of Old Forge, passed away Thursday morning, August 9, 2012 at home, following an illness. She is survived by her beloved husband, Stephen M. Haschak. The couple would have celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on September 15. Born in Scranton, she was a daughter of the late Alex and Catherine Teretsky and stepfather, Adam Simonovitch. Jane was a graduate of Dunmore High School. Throughout the years, she resided with her family in Denver, Colo., Lancaster County; Montoursville, and most recently, Old Forge. Of Byzantine Catholic faith, she was a devoted member of St. Nicholas of Myra Church in Old Forge. She will be dearly missed by those who loved her. Sisters, Mary, Rose and Olga preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she is also survived by two daughters, Linda McHugh and husband, Tim, Scranton, and Laura Norod and husband, David, Clifton, Va.; granddaughter, Leah; grandson, Stephen; brother, Nicholas Terrace, Dunmore. Funeral services were scheduled to begin on Tuesday, August 14 with Panachida in the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 517 N. Main St., Old Forge, with a Divine Liturgy in St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church, 140 Church St., Old Forge, with the Rev. Gary Mensinger, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery, Old Forge. Please visit www.kearneyfuneralhome.com to leave an online condolence.


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300 Personal Services 400 Automotive

500 Employment 600 Financial

700 Merchandise 800 Pets & Animals

900 Real Estate 1000 Service Directory

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100 ANNOUNCEMENTS 110

Lost

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Forty Fort, PA

288-8995

120

Found

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Attorney Services

Free Bankruptcy Consultation Payment plans. Carol Baltimore 570-822-1959

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409

Autos under $5000

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JUNK VEHICLES & Heavy Equipment

NOBODY PAYS MORE! HAPPY TRAILS TRUCK SALES 570-760-2035 570-542-2277 6am to 9pm

FORD ’95 F150

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.8 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call. $4990.

412 Autos for Sale

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

GTRedCONVERTIBLE with black

DODGE ‘02 VIPER GTS 10,000 MILES V10

6speed, collectors, this baby is 1 of only 750 GTS coupes built in 2002 and only 1 of 83 painted Race Yellow it still wears its original tires showing how it was babied. This car is spotless throughout and is ready for its new home. This vehicle is shown by appointment only. $39,999 or trade. 570-760-2365

automatic. 52k original miles. $1500. 570-899-1896

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TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

112K miles. Blue, 5 speed. Air, power windows/locks, CD/cassette, Keyless entry, sunroof, new battery. Car drives and has current PA inspection. Slight rust on corner of passenger door. Clutch slips on hard acceleration. This is why its thousands less than Blue Book value. $6,500 OBO. Make an offer! Call 570-592-1629

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VW ‘10 JETTA

top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR 6 cylinder

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$1,000 down payment $0 security deposit $259 1st month's payment $125 registration fees

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Model DFB-21

$

259

PER MONTH LEASE 10,000 MILES PER YEAR 42 MONTHS

570-346-4641 1-800-982-4054

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MARZAK MOTORS 601 Green Ridge St, Scranton



SPECIAL OF THE WEEK

‘07 DODGE CALIPER R/T

AWD, loaded with options including power sun roof, heated seats, cruise, power windows, etc. NADA book value $12,995 Our Special $6,995 ‘00 Ford Taurus Station Wagon Silver, grey leather interior, 132,000 miles, all options work. $2,895 02 Mercury Mountaineer AWD, green exterior, tan leather interior, lots of options. $4,500 ‘99 GMC Sierra Pickup 4x4, extended cab, bed cap, gray, 132,000 miles $4,795 ‘05 CHEVY AVEO Silver, 4 door, grey cloth interior, A/C, re-built transmission with warranty, 4 cyl. 79,000 miles $4,995 ‘03 Mazda 6 5 speed, yellow with grey interior, 4 door, loaded with options. $5,295 Warranties Available



570-445-5622

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original. $9,000

MERCEDES ‘29

Kit Car $5,500 OR TRADE JUST REDUCED (570) 655-4884

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $7,995. Call 570-237-5119

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Priced to Sell! $23,000. Call 570-825-6272

421

Boats & Marinas

FISHING BOAT. Like new. 16 1/2’ Trophy Fiberglass. 25 HP Johnson motor, 48 lb thrust, trolling motor with foot control. Recharger, pedestal front seat, carpeted floor. Live well, storage compartment. Excellent condition. $4500. 570-675-5046 after 12 noon

YAMAHA WAVERUNNER GP800R 2001 2 cylinder 2stroke 784cc Less than 20 hours of use Recently serviced New battery New spark plugs No cracks or fades in seat Included Yamaha GP800Cover and single PWC trailer Must pick up $4500.00 Call 570 313 7744

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

To place your ad call...829-7130 439

Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

$15,000 FIRM. Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

442 RVs & Campers

FOREST RIVER`08 5TH WHEEL

Model 8526RLS Mountain Top,PA $18,500 570-760-6341

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

MITSUBISHI `11

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

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JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

conditioning power windows, door locks, cruise, dual air bags, tilt wheel, AM/FM/CD. keyless remote. 130k miles. $5400. 570-954-3390

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

Too many options to list. Runs & looks excellent. $10,995 570-655-6132 or 570-466-8824

548 Medical/Health

944

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

FORD ‘73 F350

Stake Body Truck 55,000 Original miles - garage kept, only 2 owners, hydraulic lift gate, new tires, battery and brakes. Excellent condition. No rust. Must see. $4900 or best offer Call 570-687-6177

548 Medical/Health

460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY 468

Auto Parts

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Commercial Properties

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Commercial Properties

DALLAS

COMMERCIAL BUILDING FOR LEASE

3593 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY (RT. 415) 2625 SF BUILDING GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OFFICE OR BUSINESS SOME UTILITIES INCLUDED AVAILABLE 9/1/12 CALL JOHN 690-0610

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SPEECH THERAPISTS & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME

Speech Therapists and Occupational Therapists needed to be part of Early Intervention Evaluation Teams. Each Team is made up of a Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, and/or Registered Nurse (two professionals per team) which meets with an infant/toddler and his/her family in Lackawanna or Susquehanna County to access the infant’s/toddler’s eligibility for early intervention services. Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s Degree in communication disorders, speech pathology, or occupational therapy and have Pennsylvania certificate of clinical competence. Experience working with infants/toddlers or young children preferred. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Reply in confidence or for more information, please contact:

The Advocacy Alliance

Chief Administrative Officer 846 Jefferson Avenue, P.O. Box 1368 Scranton, PA 18501 Email: info@theadvocacyalliance.org Fax: (570) 207-9194 Equal Opportunity Employer

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANT Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self starters, team oriented and driven. (No Experience Necessary)

• Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401K Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

BE PART OF THE BEST SALES TEAM IN THE VALLEY! Apply in person to:

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601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

557

Project/ Program Management

557

Project/ Program Management

PROJECT MANAGER/ ESTIMATOR We are the premiere, full service electrical contractor providing professional design services for industrial, commercial, and residential clients in NEPA and surrounding areas. Our integrity and can-do attitude has earned us the reputation as the most desirable contractor to work with in our market. We are a highly successful company committed to providing quality installations that are affordable for today, flexible for tomorrow and incorporate up-to-date technology. Our dynamic growth creates an urgent need for a Project Manager, with some estimating experience. The PM is responsible for public and private projects from start to finish. The PM will work closely with the estimating department. & field personnel with budgeting & planning multiple projects at a time. The correct person for this position is customer friendly, organized; detail oriented & works well with team to complete projects on time & under budget. Qualifications include 5+ years verifiable experience in project management on projects of $100,000+. Experience in the electrical field a +, knowledge of the NEC code. Honesty, integrity, problem solver, good listener, are all qualifications needed to succeed in working with a large electrical contractor that values a family atmosphere. If you are qualified and wish to discreetly obtain more information,please e-mail your current resume to nepapm@gmail.com


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506 Administrative/ Clerical

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

QUANDEL CONSTRUCTION GROUP, INC. Celebrating 130 years in Business

OFFICE POSITION NEEDED Nardone Brothers Bakery is currently accepting Resumes for our office located in the Hanover Industrial Park. The successful candidate should have experience in working in a fast paced office setting. In addition to this the candidate should also have experience in processing transactions, handling incoming phone calls, and interacting with our customers on a daily basis. Customer Service/Call Center Service is a plus. In addition to this having the ability to create and manage spreadsheets in Excel is desired. Experience using Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word are necessary. This is a permanent full time position with the starting salary beginning at $11.00 per hour. Benefit package also supplied. For immediate consideration please forward a current resume to: John Surdy Controller Nardone Brothers Bakery Inc. 420 New Commerce Blvd

91

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CARPENTERS Experienced commercial carpenters needed for NE PA •Metal Stud & Drywall •Finish Carpenters Must meet I-9 requirements and pass pre-employment and random drug screens. Fax resume to 570-544-2050 OR e-mail hr@quandel.com or call 570-504-4000 to have application mailed to you. Competitive Benefits and Pay * EOE/AA Employer *

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Education/ Training

ChildCare Teachers Needed at our

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TEACHERS AIDE

For school/day care. Part time and full time. $7.50/hour. Call

570-823-7907

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

LAWN DOCTOR

Fertilizer Technician

Full time position applying fertilizer and weed control. Must be able to work out side and have a valid and clean drivers license. Starting pay $11/hour, includes healthcare. Call 570-654-2575 or send resume to group805@lawn doctor.com

542

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVER, Local/Fulltime/Weekly Min. pay. Weekend/ Casual positions also available. CDLA, 2 years experience. 23yoa. GoPenske.com #1203677 or 866-823-0357

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

STORE MANAGER

Large retail thrift store in the WilkesBarre,PA area seeking a store manager with 3 to 5 years of retail management experience. Email résumé to Dave Garlinger at dgarlinger@ voapa.org or fax to 717-766-7505. Call 717-766-2999 for more info.

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551

Other

Do you want the best for today’s children?

Foster families are urgently needed. Training, support and reimbursement provided. Call FCCY 1-800-747-3807 EOE

566

600 FINANCIAL 610

Business Opportunities

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AGOSTINI BAKERY OLD FORGE

LOOKING FOR SALES REP

Night shift. Experience preferred but will train. Good hours, good pay. 570-457-2021

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754

Machinery & Equipment

TRACTOR

John Deere Garden. Front end loader attachment. Other attachments incl., many extras. Low hours. excellent condition. Serious only. $6500 e-mail alto.ptd.net. for photos/questions.

758 Miscellaneous

COLLECTIBLE DOLLS

700 MERCHANDISE 710

Appliances

REFRIGERATOR Danby compact 1.7 cu. ft. for college $40. 570-822-9240

744

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046 DINING room table, 6 high back chairs $800. Small kitchen set, 4 chairs $50. Rectangle kitchen set 4-6 chairs $70. Round glass table, 4 chairs $85. 570-357-0264

$ $ $ $ $ Mattress A Queen Size Pillow Top Set Still in Plastic Must Sell!!! $150 570-280-9628

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PATIO DINING SET 4 sling spring chairs with 4’ round glass top table, very good condition. $100. 570-714-4350

with certificates. Wide variety of sizes and styles. Call 570-262-2845

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542

Logistics/ Transportation

774

Restaurant Equipment

800 PETS & ANIMALS

HOBART MIXER

Used. Model H600 60 qt. bowl, dolly, wire whip, dough hook, mixing paddle plus 30 qt. bowl, 2 wire whips, mixing paddle $5,000.

815

WALK-IN COOLER

used, size: 6’5”wide x 6’ deep x 8’6” high with floor, remote outdoor compressor & 25’ line set $3,750.

U.S. RANGE Used, 10 burner, 2 oven base, shelf on rear, lp gas $800

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BUYING SPORT CARDS Pay Cash for

baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. Also buying comics. 570-212-0398

542

Dogs

Logistics/ Transportation

This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

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Logistics/ Transportation

Growth Creates Opportunity...Start A New Career! Hiring Experienced Forklift Operators $12.25 hourly, after completion of 90 day probation period. ***STRAIGHT DAY SHIFT OR NIGHT SHIFT (12 hour shifts ave. 42 hours per week) ***75 cent night shift pay differential offered. ***Pay increase based on skill development. Take charge...LEARN AND EARN!

MUST HAVE 1 YEAR FULL TIME EXPERIENCE Skills Required: • High School Diploma/GED • Computer Skills • Valid Driver’s License • Criminal Background Check • Pass Pre-Employment Drug Screen & Physical *Mehoopany Location * Benefits Available *

JOB FAIRS! EVERY THURSDAY IN AUGUST FROM 12 NOON TO 4PM

Interested Applicants can Apply Online at www.XLCServices.com. Interviews scheduled Monday thru Friday. Call 800-472-1013 or walk-ins welcome at Job Fairs.


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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS

AKC, red tri. Ready to go 8/31. $500. Please call and leave message. 570-762-3046

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 GERMAN SHEPHERD purebred pups. $550 less cash discount. 570-836-8044

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906 Homes for Sale Having trouble paying your mortgage? Falling behind on your payments? You may get mail from people who promise to forestall your foreclosure for a fee in advance. Report them to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency. Call 1-877FTC-HELP or click on ftc.gov. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

To place your ad cal . 829-7130 HANOVER TWP.

Mastiff Puppies ICCF Registered & ready to go! Parents on premises. Blue. Vet Checked Price Reduced! $500 & Up 570-617-4880

YORKIE PUPS

SPECIAL TODAY! Tiny, registered. Teddy Bear Faced Hypo-allergenic $800-$950 Vet checked & dewormed 570-436-5083

840

OPEN HOUSE Sunday, Aug. 19th 12:00 to 2:00 New Construction. Lot #2, Fairway Estates. 2,700 square feet, tile & hardwood on 1st floor. Cherry cabinets with center island. $399,500. For more details: patrickdeats.com 570-696-1041

CLASSES & BEGINNERS AGILITY. Have fun while you learn. Classes starting Sept. 8th & 9th Call Mary at 570-332-4095 or Phyllis at 570-814-9317

909

Income & Commercial Properties

HANOVER

Repossessed Income Property & Duplex Home. Out of flood area On same lot. 7 apartments, 5 in excellent condition. Hardwood floors. $119,000 570-822-9697

912 Lots & Acreage

JENKINS TOWNSHIP Prestigious

Highland Hills Development .88 Acres. $75,000 570-947-3375

915 Manufactured Homes

PITTSTON TWP

2 bedroom. Clean. Needs no work. Remodeled throughout. $16,000. 570-851-6128 or 610-767-9456

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Open House Directory

PITTSTON OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY

3 Bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath. Private driveway. Fenced yard. Newer appliances. Partially finished basement. $129,000 Prudential Real Estate Robert Bartorillo 283-9100

SWOYERSVILLE 941

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 906 Homes for Sale

HOMES FOR SALE 5 Homes left. 3 in

Nanticoke, 2 in Edwardsville. Price ranging from $20,000 to $37,000 Call 516-216-3539 Leave Message

Apartments/ Unfurnished

EDWARDSVILLE

689 Main Street 2 bedroom home on large lot with bonus efficiency apartment. Large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch. Freshly painted and new flooring. See www.craiglslist.org $69,000. Call 570-696-3368

Apartments/ Unfurnished

FORTY FORT

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, off street parking, NO PETS, NO SMOKING. Water, Sewer, Garbage included. Lease & Deposit, $625/month. Call 570-466-0005

KINGSTON

2 Deluxe 3 BR apts. 1st floor, 2 baths plus. 2nd floor 1.5 baths & den plus. All appliances, washer/dryer included. Carpeted, A/C, garage, no pets/smoking, lease. (570) 287-1733

72 E. W alnut St. A vailable Now! 2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room. Sunroom. Bath. 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets. Built in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood and carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. One year lease+ security. $950 570-283-4370

To placeyour adcall. .829-7130 Toplaceyour AUGUST 19 10AM-12PM 264 S. MAIN ST.

23 Ridge Street OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-2pm 4 Bedroom Colonial Home in Pocono Ridge Estates. Large 2 Car Garage, Paved Driveway, Electric Heat & Central Air, 1.5 Baths, Large Eat in Kitchen & Dining Room. Double Deck with Hot Tub. Low Taxes. $219,000 Call 570-212-1404

941

KINGSTON

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1 bedroom, first floor. W/w carpeting, w/d hookup, stove and fridge included. Large porch. Utilities by tenants. 1 year lease. $350/mo + security. No pets. Credit and background check. Not section 8 approved. 570-779-5218

adcalKINGSTON l. .829-7130 Available Sept. 1st 1st floor, Large 1 bedroom, bath with shower, wall to wall carpet. Off street parking. $525 + utilities. References required. Gas heat. No pets or smoking. 570-407-3991 or 570-779-4609

KINGSTON Beautiful, over-

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bedroom, off-street parking, no pets, $495/month, plus utilities & security. Call 706-5628

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941

LARKSVILLE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY!! Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor with balcony. W/d hookup. Includes. heat, hot water and water. No pets. $675 + 1 month security. 845-386-1011

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REMODELLING 2/3 BEDROOMS $750+ UTILITIES, 2 YEAR LEASE, MAPLE KITCHENS, APPLIANCES SOME UNITS, CARPORTS, GAS FIREPLACES, SUN PORCHES, ETC. NO PETS/ NO SMOKING EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION APPLICATION.

LUZERNE

Available Sept. 1st. 2nd floor, 1 bedroom & bath. All appliances. Heat, water, hot water & sewer included. Air, washer & dryer. Newly painted. No pets, non-smoking. Security, lease & references required. $600/month. Call (570) 288-4253 Leave message

MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

No pets. Rents based on income start at $405 & $440. Handicap Accessible. Equal Housing Opportunity. 570474-5010 TTY711 This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Apartments/ Unfurnished PITTSTON

CLEAN & SPACIOUS 4 room apt. 2nd floor, stove & refrigerator, off street parking. Water, sewer & garbage included. Non smokers & no pets. $575/month. 570-655-2567

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 PITTSTON MUST SEE!!!! Modern 1 bedroom, sunroom/patio, all appliances. Off street parking. Air, utilities by tenant. No Pets. $575/mo. Security & References required. 570-655-6598 Leave message

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Toplaceyour adcall. .829-7130 WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

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WILKES-BARRE

307-309 South St E. 2 bedroom, 1st floor. New windows & carpet. Ceramic tile in kitchen & bath. $650/month. Landlord pays water & heat. No Pets. 1 month security & 1 month’s rent. Call Manny 718-946-8738 or 917-295-6254

WILKES-BARRE APARTMENTS FOR RENT!

425 S. FRANKLIN ST. For lease. Available immediately, washer/dryer on premises, no pets. We have studio, 1 & 2 bedroom apartments. On site parking. Fridge & stove provided. 24/7 security camera presence & all doors electronically locked. Studio - $450. 1 bedroom - $550. 2 bedroom - $650. Water & sewer paid. One month security deposit. Call 570-793-6377 after 9:00 a.m. to schedule an appointment. Or email shlomo_voola @yahoo.com wilkesliving.com

WEST WYOMING

1st floor, 1 bedroom 1 bath, newly remodeled. All appliances, washer, dryer. Off street parking, no pets. $575 month plus utilities, security and references. 570-954-2972

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!!

2 bedroom, includes, fridge, stove, heat, garbage stickers. Off street parking avail. $500/month plus security 570-388-2271

941

EXETER/WYOMING

2 bedrooms, new tile kitchen & bath. Stove, washer/dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets. $750/month + utilities & security. Call (570)237-2076

To place your ad call...829-7130 FORTY FORT

A vailable Sept. 1 2 bedroom, newly renovated, custom oak kitchen cabinets, tile floors, paddle fans, 1.5 baths. Off street parking, deck and patio, $800 + utilities; gas, electric and water, washer dryier hookup. References required, no pets or smoking. 570-779-4609 570-407-3991

KINGSTON

WILKES-BARRE MUST SEE!

1st floor, 2 bedroom. Heat & water included. Washer/dryer hook up, yard. $635/month. No pets. Lease, 1st, last & security. References & background check. 570-822-4302

944

Commercial Properties

MODERN OFFICE SPACE

WEST PITTSTON OFF STREET PARKING INCLUDED Suite 1–725 sq ft Utilities included Suite 2–1,450 sq ft Utilities included Units are unfinished & can be fit out to your specifications. Call: 570-655-3329 – Extension 2 Margie

WILKES-BARRE

BEST $1 SQ. FT. LEASES YOU’LL EVER SEE! Warehouse, distribution, storage, light manufacturing. Gas heat, sprinklers, overhead doors, parking for 30 cars. Yes, that $1 sq.ft. lease! We have 9,000 sq.ft., 27,000 sq.ft., and 13,000 sq. ft. Can combine. There is nothing this good! Call Larry @ 570-696-4000 or 570-430-1565

3 bedroom, 1 bath, half double, $700 plus utilities, sewer included. No pets. Call 570-443-0770

WILKES-BARRE

Academy Street Well maintained in move-in condition. 6 room house with 3 bedrooms & 1 1/2 baths. Gas forced air heat. No pets. 1 year lease. Credit check.$625 + utilities & security. Call 908-510-3879

953 Houses for Rent

PITTSTON

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, newly remodeled, all new carpeting, washer /dryer hookup, off-street parking. $650/per month plus security, tenant pays utilities. Call 570-883-1463, 570-654-6737 or 570-362-4019

PITTSTON

80 River Street Newly remodeled two story, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dryer, washer hookup, two car driveway, fenced yard, no pets. $800/month + utilities. 1st, last & security. Call 570-417-9781 To view house go to www.wilkesbarre djs.com/ 789PhotoAlbum


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