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o it appears that summer 2012 is winding down. But before I dust off my fall wardrobe and outside décor, there’s still one thing I need to do: Judge the 9th annual Plymouth Kielbasa Fest. This two-day event kicks off Friday, Aug. 24 and has been a staple of summer for many Weekender staff members for the past several years, and we’re lucky enough to join other members of the local media to taste-test various smoked and fresh kielbasa from all around NEPA. The contest starts Saturday, Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. at Franchella’s Pub (127 W. Main St., Plymouth), and I frankly can’t wait to be surrounded by the good people of Plymouth Alive, Franchella’s and Plymouth. It’s always such a treat to wander the streets of Plymouth’s downtown after the contest (with full-on garlic breath, of course) and stop in the little shops, visit the vendors and, naturally, try some more kielbasa. OK, I cannot tell a lie: The chocolate-covered bacon is pretty boss, too. I hope to see some of you there on Saturday; it’s a great event put on by truly great people. (And not just because they ply me with food.) Keeping with the food theme for a moment, you can

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Sam Zangardi of Wyoming won the Cars on Campus 2011 Best in Show Award for his 1961 Corvette. QUICK FIX Pecha Kucha Night Scranton, which debuted in January at The Vintage Theater and drew a crowd of more than 100, will return for a second installment Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at New Visions Studio Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton). The event can be described as a rapid-fire, creative show-andtell governed by one rule: Show 20 slides and talk about each for 20 seconds. Among the presenters will be a librarian sharing his postcard collection, an IT engineer’s Flat Stanley project and a guerrilla historian’s foray into urban exploration. Tickets are $5 at the door. For more info, visit facebook.com/ PechaKuchaNightScranton or twitter.com/PechaKuchaScran or e-mail pechakuchascranton@gmail.com. MIW KEEPS MOVING Motionless in White has been named to the lineup of The Infamous Tour, presented by Rockstar Energy Drink, alongside Chelsea Grin, Stick To Your Guns, Crown The Empire and Upon This Drawing. The tour kicks off in Burlington, Vt., on Thursday, Nov. 8 and wraps at the TLA in Philadelphia Sunday, Dec. 16, which is also the closest date to the band’s NEPA stomping ground. For info, visit facebook.com/ motionlessinwhite

START YOUR ENGINES Johnson College will hold Cars on Campus 2012 Sunday, Sept. 9 with gates opening at 8:30 a.m. and the event ending at 3 p.m. on the college’s campus (3427 N. Main Ave., Scranton). The car show will take place rain or shine and all proceeds will benefit the Johnson College Cars on Campus Scholarship. The cost to exhibit a vehicle in one of about 20 classes is $10; pre-registration and day-of registration are accepted. Admission is $5 per car, and the event will feature food, refreshments and entertainment. Alcohol and pets are prohibited. Visit johnson.edu for more information or to download a registration form, or call 570.702.8963 or e-mail hstuart@johnson.edu. RAISE THE ROOF The Wendy’s Roof-A-Thon to benefit the American Red Cross of Lackawanna County will be held Monday, Aug. 27 through Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Wendy’s (703 Davis St., Scranton). A pie-in-the-face contest will be held featuring local contestants like Scranton Fire Chief

ON AIR The Lattimer Massacre Radio Play and Music will be presented Sunday, Sept. 16 at Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock). The program will be presented by Bill Bachman, senior instructor of communications at Penn State Wilkes-Barre. It will re-tell the story of the Lattimer Massacre of 1897, which occurred near Hazleton, through a radio drama and music. The radio drama is the result of about four years of research Bachman has completed on the event, and he will lead a discussion on the Lattimer Massacre after the presentation. The event is free and open to the public, and tickets can be reserved by calling 570.996.1500. For more info, call 675.9269 or e-mail rrybicki@psu.edu. SHAKE IT Pocono Shakes will hold auditions for Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” Saturday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 1-5 p.m. at Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort (124 Shawnee Inn Dr., Shawnee on Delaware). Actors, singers and musicians of all types, abilities and experience levels are needed, and all roles are open. Monologues are appreciated but not required, and tunes are appreciated for musicians; bring instrument. Everyone should be prepared to read from the script. Classical experience is welcome, but not necessary, and technical, stage management, clerical/business and miscellaneous volunteers are also welcome. Performances will be Friday, Oct. 26 through Saturday, Nov. 3. Pocono Shakes is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the education and performance of Shakespeare. For more info, e-mail PoconoShW akes@gmail.com.

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MEETING OF THE MINDS The fall 2012 edition of Blog Fest will be held Friday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Rooney’s (67 S. Main St., Pittston). Blog Fest was started as an informal political mixer more

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is Mom and Dad start a road trip with their children, but after a rest stop, they fail to notice that one of the kids is not on board, and they may be well down the road before they turn around. However, in June, the family member left behind at a Memphis, Tenn., rest stop was Dad, and for 100 miles, no one grasped that he was missing. The family was traveling in a van, and everyone presumed Dad was in the back. He was still at the gas station, calling his own phone (which was in the back of the van). Dad finally reached Mom in the van by posting to Facebook. -- Several inventors have attempted over the years to transport bodily sensations over the Internet so that couples separated by distance can simulate personal affections to each other. Now comes Hooman Samani of the Singapore company Lovotics, introducing his “Kissenger” at a design conference in Newcastle, England, in June. Kissenger is a large, soft ball with human-like lips and many pressure points, connected in tandem by the Internet, so that the unique lip movements by one lover are received precisely by the other as if their mouths were actually working the kiss. (In May 2011, Kajimoto Lab in Tokyo introduced a machine with a strawlike device that, when rotated by one lover’s tongue, theoretically rotated one in the partner’s device, thus simulating a “French kiss.” That simulator, though, lacked the pillow-like facial feel of the Kissenger.) -- Attendance is still strong in tiny Shingo, Japan, where villagers are certain that Jesus Christ is buried. About 500 tourists joined the celebration on June 3 (an event first held in 1964), in

honor of Jesus’ relocation there (presumably a voluntary journey from Calvary after the crucifixion). According to legend, he lived out his life in Shingo uneventfully, and a festival with dancing girls marks the anniversary. -- News of the Weird has reported several times on farmers who are certain that treating their cows to better lifestyles improves the quality of their milk and their meat. In July, London’s Daily Telegraph, in a dispatch from Paris, touted Jean-Charles Tastavy’s experiment feeding three cows with a fine wine for four months (in a mixture, along with their usual barley and hay). (They “loved” it and consumed it “with relish,” said the farm’s owner.) The resulting meat, labeled “Vinbovin,” is now a delicacy in Paris restaurants (despite steeper prices to reflect the increased feeding costs for the cows). UPDATES -- William “The Hackney Mole Man” Lyttle (first mentioned in News of the Weird in 2001) died in 2010 after spending most of his last 40 years compulsively digging elaborate tunnels underneath his home in east London. By the time authorities could stop him, the hollow shafts were endangering the street and adjacent homes. He was ordered to pay the equivalent of $560,000 so that the holes could be filled, and in July 2012 the refurbished, supposedly structurally sound home was placed at auction and drew a winning bid of the equivalent of about $1.5 million.

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What to watch this weekend By Billy O’Keefe

Weekender Wire Services “The Dictator” (R/NR, 2012, Paramount) Though initial appearances probably suggest otherwise, “The Dictator” isn’t another attempt by Sacha Baron Cohen to fool unsuspecting public citizens into thinking he’s a real dictator from a real country. Rather, this is the purely dramatized story of Wadiyan Admiral General Aladeen, who visits New York to ward off sanctions from an unhappy United Nations and ends up with a whole mess of much bigger problems for his trouble. Though it’s always a treat to watch Cohen put one over on folks who don’t know better and don’t know how to respond, it’s just as fun (and maybe more so) to see him dress up and face off against actors who can dish it right back to him. What it lacks in amazing cringe-worthiness, “The Dictator” redeems in pure, sharply funny comedy and some of the best throwaway lines in a movie this year. And if you’d like to cringe, don’t worry: “The Dictator” gives Cohen license to pull stunts even he couldn’t reasonably pull when his target isn’t in on the joke. Some of the gags are stupid, others hysterical, but as always, nothing here — from those stunts to the wonderfully funny offhand remarks made about some very touchy global issues — is for the easily offended.

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“Disneynature: Chimpanzee” (G, 2012, Disneynature) Meet Oscar. He’s a young chim-

Sacha Baron Cohen as ‘The Dictator.’

Jack Black charms as Bernie Tiede in ‘Bernie.’ panzee, he’s learning to navigate his way through the jungle by emulating his mom, and while he doesn’t yet know it, he soon will face off against what indisputably is his coming-of-age moment. He also has no idea his name is Oscar — which, almost unarguably, it isn’t. Though the footage and its depiction of Oscar’s formative months are authentic, “Chimpanzee” applies some creative license by framing it inside a storyline that, among other things, gives its chimpanzee stars names they don’t know they have. The effect never taints the honesty of the footage, because “Chimpanzee” doesn’t do anything grievous like give the chimps faux dialogue or other human traits. What it does do is soften the edges. Amongst a genre that’s famously unafraid to show nature’s harsh side, “Chimpanzee” earns its G rating and (mostly) strives to maintain an upbeat mood. That alone is enough for nature documentary purists to scoff. But there’s plenty of room in this genre for this approach so long as creative license doesn’t distort what is shown onscreen. No such distortion happens here, and the footage this crew captures is absolutely magnificent. “Bernie” (PG-13, 2011, Millennium Entertainment) Though overwhelmingly carried by its main cast, the story of Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) — a funeral director by trade but a community fixture and then some to the small Texas town that adores him — pulls in a handful of that town’s residents to give it a partial mockumentary feel. But in case the open-

ing-scene declaration that “Bernie” is based on a true story doesn’t give it away, here’s the fun wrinkle: Those folks aren’t actors, and if it seems like their recollections — of Bernie, the weird relationship he formed with a newly minted widow (Shirley MacLaine) everybody else loathed, and the stunning consequence of that relationship — would form a good documentary, it’s because that’s exactly what they’re doing. The aforementioned effects of the aforementioned relationship are best left unspoiled for those who don’t know the details, but the effects of those effects turn “Bernie’s” second half into a great study of the power of charisma and its ability to bend the laws of perception. “Bernie” already is a treat before any of that happens, though, because Bernie — and Black’s absolutely delightful portrayal of him — is every bit as charismatic as advertised. MacLaine, meanwhile, turns in stellar work of her own as the most complicated foil a man as tangled as Bernie could ever expect to meet. Though polite, quaint and frequently funny, “Bernie” covertly wages a stubborn struggle between good and evil that plays out on multiple levels and in multiple forms. Who wins? The score is closer than it should be, and you might be surprised where your rooting interest lies. “One in the Chamber” (R, 2012, Anchor Bay) It effectively doesn’t matter why two crime families are waging war above Prague’s busy streets, and “One in the Chamber” only halfattempts to pretend otherwise. Rather, what matters here is that

“Virginia” (R, 2010, Entertainment One) Movies sometimes defy classification for good reason, and sometimes they do it for all the wrong reasons. “Virginia,” meanwhile, takes such a wide turn around classification that even discerning whether it’s a good or bad thing becomes complicated. In outline form, it’s simple enough: Sheriff Dick Tipton (Ed Harris) is running for state senator, but he’s also hiding a double-decade affair with Virginia (Jennifer Connelly), whose son (Harrison Gilbertson), while cognizant of the affair, takes a genuine liking to Dick’s daughter (Emma Roberts). But that outline makes it clear we’ve got a potential mess on our hands, and common sense suggests the “potential” part of this mess is about to give way to reality. And wow, does it ever. “Virginia” treats its quandary with all the grace of a kindergartner describing his or her summer vacation after eating a bowl of sugar. It’s a completely serious drama except when it’s a totally wacky comedy, but only when it isn’t a caper. Side characters run wild, and they bring subplots and quirks that may or may not go anywhere. The main storyline, meanwhile, distracts itself entirely too easily to feel like the rock on which all this incoherence can comfortably lean. Maddening? Yes, maddening. But “Virginia” is aggravating only because it’s (somewhat) entertaining in spite of itself and has a tendency to do something sweet at just the moment you’re ready to give up on it. Are fleeting episodes of lucidity and sweetness enough to make it worth seeing? Probably not. But perhaps. Or perhaps not. It truly is anybody’s guess. W

the emotionally tormented hit man (Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ray) one family hired to wipe out the other family didn’t quite complete the job. So a feared, renowned but surprisingly jovial replacement (Dolph Lundgren as The Wolf) has been tapped to finish the assignment. And where does that leave Ray? No spoilers, but it’s an interesting twist, and it’s the first of a few wrinkles that makes “Chamber” a much more enjoyable movie than its cheeseball title and generic crime family feud would imply. Gradually, “Chamber” lets the family squabble away in favor of a story about the mercenaries whose only concern is a paycheck, and even Ray’s sad sack self has some compelling layers to his makeup. But the indisputable star here is The Wolf — a terrifying, calculated killer who nonetheless has a weakness for festive Hawaiian shirts, the occasional soliloquy and a Rottweiler puppy who cheerfully accompanies him to his assignments. Lundgren’s fans already know about his criminally underrated charisma, and he puts it to perfect use here — not so ebulliently as to defy logic and turn “Chamber” into a comedy, but enough to make his story (and Ray’s, contagiously, once they cross paths) a whole lot more engaging Who could turn off that face? Nobody than that of your watching ‘Disneynature: Chimpanzee,’ typical hit men. that’s for sure.


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t seems the innocent, carefree days of smartphone ownership are drawing to a close, and we’ve got viruses to thank for it. No computer system is completely immune to being hacked, and those that routinely connect to strange devices and networks are essentially sitting ducks for malicious programming. Your Android or iPhone device fits that to a “T.” Not only is it possible to hack into a smartphone or tablet, in some cases it can be more lucrative than infecting a desktop computer, given that people habitually store banking information and all sorts of other personal data on these devices. With the recent explosion of smartphone and tablet sales, hackers have picked up on that fact and incidents of malware

infection in mobile devices are on the rise. People often forget their phones aren’t just “phones” anymore. They’re actually computers that happen to be able to place telephone calls, and just like any other computer they can contract viruses, malware and spyware. A typical computer virus might be able to send spam e-mails, steal personal information or hijack your browser. Malware on your mobile device can do all that and much more. Instead of just sending spam e-mails, it could send spam text messages or possibly even phone calls. It could monitor inputs to the screen and keyboard, access your location via GPS — essentially a virus can access and use any capability that a device has. With the emergence of “digital

Smartphones are not even safe from thieves like this. wallet” technology the danger is magnified, because these devices directly store credit card information and may have access to all of the security data that would normally be required to process a payment. Fortunately, anti-virus and anti-malware software is avail-

able. Many major anti-virus companies offer both free and paid versions, including Avast and AVG that can easily be found in the Android market. Even so, the best defense is the same as it would be with any other computer: Be careful what you download and which web-

sites you visit. Apps that look like innocuous games or even wallpapers can harbor viruses. How can you tell if your device is already infected? Many of the symptoms parallel those you’d see in a computer. If your device is acting strangely or you wind up with apps, photos or ringtones that you didn’t download, it’s possible your phone is infected. In some cases, antivirus software can put an end to the unwanted behavior. If the malware is deeply entrenched, however, it may be necessary to restore the device to its factory settings. W

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Chef Gene Philbin cooks up his first Pop Up in the Park By Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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ene Philbin’s affair with food began when he was 12 years old. Philbin spent a lot of time in the kitchen with his Italian mother, whose “sauce is untouchable,” and aunts, but one incident with his Aunt Eleanor really stood out. “I don’t know what possessed me to be a little stinker, but I was feeling mischievous for some reason, and she had a pot of some sauce going,” Philbin recalled during an interview at the Weekender last week. “To this day I don’t know why, but I started dumping some seasonings into it. “So she comes in, and I see her reaching for them, and I felt bad, and I said, ‘I put them in

already.’” Aunt Eleanor took a taste and asked what exactly he put in. “I said, ‘The salt, the green stuff,’ which was oregano, ‘that white stuff there,’ which would have been garlic or onion.’ And she goes, ‘Very good; it just needs a little bit of basil.’ And that was it … that’s the story.” Fast-forward 20 years, and Philbin has since graduated from Luzerne County Community College’s twoyear culinary program and the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and is a sous chef at Marywood University in Scranton. He is also

the mastermind of the Peculiar Culinary Co., which last week became an LLC and is holding its first event, Pop Up in the Park, Monday, Aug. 27 at 7:30 p.m. at Jefferson Park in Pittston. The BYOB event, which sold out within three days of going on sale, features a sixcourse meal for 50 that starts with duck three ways followed by salmon tar tar. Pork cheeks precede an intermezzo shot of cucumber gazpacho, while the main course is Angus flat iron steak. Housemade vanilla bean and pancetta ice-cream sliders with a chocolate chip cookie, bourbon “mayo” and pineapple frites will finish the meal. John Smith will perform an hour set of acoustic music as well. A pop-up restaurant is just as it sounds: A temporary eatery that pops up where there normally isn’t one. The concept has been popular since the early 2000s, mostly in Britain, but has since come stateside to cities like New York and Los Angeles. Don’t let the words “popup restaurant” fool you; the light bulb didn’t just go on in Philbin’s head last week — it took about four months to

come to fruition. “I started with the research on how to do a pop-up perfectly, legally, getting licenses and ideas from bigshot chefs in the big cities and how they did theirs,” Philbin shared. “Four months of reading and learning and researching, writing the menu, doing my due diligence on social media, grabbing at my demographic and researching them to see if they’d come to it.” Philbin hopes to host his second pop-up Monday, Oct. 15. While the location is still being secured, he already knows its concept. “It’s going to be a gastropub with a focus on the burger joint,” the chef revealed. Gastropubs, which originated in England, are pubs that serve high-end beer and cocktails with kicked-up pub fare. “It’s casual but fun, a little posh, but not pretentious.” Philbin thinks October’s event will be five courses in the $35-$40 range (the first event was $55), and he did some development on course No. 1 last week.

“It’s going to be a pork-belly slider,” he said. “It came out really good — I braised it for, like, three hours in bourbon, and I’m getting smoked cheddar from a farm in Falls. It’ll have that and a red-onion marmalade, and the slider bun is going to be a little mini biscuit.” With Peculiar Culinary Co.’s inaugural event ready to pop, pun intended, Philbin hopes the first batch of diners walk out of Jefferson Park’s catering facility Monday hungry for more. “That they can’t wait for Oct. 15, that they can’t wait for a restaurant or for me to cater something at their house, or even if they say, ‘That was Gene’s food, you could taste his heart.’” W

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What are three things you always have in your fridge? Eggs, parmesan cheese and fresh garlic. What would be your last meal? It would be bacon-wrapped kielbasa kabobs from AuRants with the jalapeno remoulade, homemade pasta from Becco in New York City, it’s Lydia Bastianich’s restaurant. Strangely, I’d probably go to a pizza course from Otto, which is Mario Batali’s pizza place. His pizzas are very small; he does this one where he thinly shaves pork fat and lays it on with all these fresh herbs and bakes it, and it melts into the dough — it’s not even greasy. And then after that, I would probably go with Peter Luger’s steak to finish it off. And the whole time I’m drinking Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. Who’s a chef that you admire? When I first started as a young, young lad, I was really into Emeril (Lagasse). As an older chef, you take a lot of crap for that because many chefs don’t think that he’s real. He was a big inspiration, I loved his attitude and his blase screaming and yelling, there was something about it. He made what is “celebrity” now. In my heart, the first celebrity chef is Julia Child. I got to meet her when I was up at school, she was so awesome, I could listen to her talk for hours. And then Meryl Streep played her, I was in heaven.


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“With our new record, the songs are a little more accessible, they’re still heavy but in a more digestible way for the listeners … so Uproar made a lot of sense for us to do.” In This Moment guitarist Chris Howorth

In This Moment has a new attitude and a new album to show off at the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival.

In This Moment gets a new start By Stephanie DeBalko

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hen life hands you a challenge, you can either make the best of it or choose to be defined by it. Metal band In This Moment chose the former when its lineup recently experienced a

major upset. “We had a lot of changes in the band right before we went to record (‘Blood’),” explained lead guitarist Chris Howorth, referring to the band’s fourth album which hit shelves earlier this month. “We lost a couple of our older members that had been with us for a while, and so it forced us to kind of re-exam-

ine everything, and we approached the whole recording thing differently this time than we normally do.” But the sudden shift didn’t phase Howorth or Maria Brink — the vocalist with whom he started the band in 2005. Instead, it turned out to be one of those moments where things worked out for the best.

“We were kind of like, for a couple of days, questioning, ‘What are we going to do?’” Howorth shared. “Once we started getting into the process, we came to realize that everything happened for a reason, and we got some new guys in the band that are amazing players, and the attitude is so good and they’re so excited to be here … and everyone’s pumped up. “And it opened up the door for us to create an album that we’ve never done before and all this new stuff. So it really was the best thing that could have happened to us — we just didn’t know it at the time.” “Blood” was recorded by just Howorth, Brink and their producer, Kevin Churko, but In This Moment will have the rest of its band members in tow (bassist Travis Johnson, guitarist Randy Weitzel and drummer Tom Hane) for the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton Tuesday, Aug. 28. This stint will round out the band’s festival run, as it’s already appeared on the Warped, Mayhem and Ozzfest tours. “With our new record, the songs are a little more acces-

sible, they’re still heavy but in a more digestible way for the listeners … so Uproar made a lot of sense for us to do,” Howorth said. Brink has made it clear that she wants In This Moment to be widespread without selling out, and Howorth agreed. “We always want to have success, but we always want to write great songs and be artistic and do what we want to do, so we’re always trying to achieve that,” he shared. “I think with the new album especially, we were able to write really catchy, good stuff, still artistic and different and unique … We’re never going to sell out our soul and our artistic side just to make a radio song. We just want to make good songs in general that are from the heart and that are us.” W Uproar Festival ft. Shinedown / Godsmack / Staind / Papa Roach / In This Moment / P.O.D., more: Tues., Aug. 28, 2 p.m., Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton). $55-$85.

Shinedown ready for an Uproar By Stephanie DeBalko

Weekender Staff Writer

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very band has its own method to making and recording new music, and for rock outfit Shinedown, that method includes the separation of writing and touring. “We’ll take a break, and then we’ll kind of write,” guitarist Zach Myers told the Weekender when he checked in from his home in Memphis, Tenn., recently. “But when we’re in touring mode, we’re in touring mode; when we’re in recording mode, we’re in recording mode. And they do not intertwine. “A couple of things, like the ‘Diamond Eyes’ thing happened

on tour, just because we had to do it in a certain amount of time for the ‘The Expendables’ movie, and the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ song as well … Those were really the only two songs we wrote on the road.” It’s almost incredible the band manages to write and release any albums, considering that “on the road” is where its members seem to spend most of their time. After the debut of the 2008 platinumselling “The Sound of Madness,” Shinedown toured for two and half years performing almost 440 shows. That momentum hasn’t seemed to slow, and the band is currently embarking on the “biggest traveling one that we’ve ever headlined,” the Rockstar Energy

Drink Uproar Festival — which will take over Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton Tuesday, Aug. 28. “We like the festival vibe just because of all of the other bands,” Myers said. “So I mean, that’s one thing that is always fun, just that kind of summercamp vibe of having all the other bands together … and it kind of shows other people, too, that this thing still works, the full rock thing, you know?” The full rock thing has certainly been working for Shinedown, which seems to have found its footing with its current lineup of Myers, Eric Bass on bass, Barry Kerch on drums and Brent Smith on vocals. “I loved Brent’s passion for

Shinedown is headlining the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival, which hits Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Tuesday, Aug. 28. music and felt Barry was one of the most talented drummers I’d ever seen and wasn’t just some guy who sat back there and beat the shit out of the drums,” Myers said, explaining how he started out as a touring guitarist for the band before permanently joining in 2008. “And for me it was one of those things where I wanted to play with these guys, and I joined

in 2005 and kind of just worked my way through all the problems and situations that were going on in the band.” And now, the band’s fourth album, “Amaryllis,” is the first Shinedown has made with Bass and Myers. “We got along great,” he said. “I think we became closer as a band making this record.” W


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Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton Phone: 570.955.1455, lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available - Emmy Lou Harris: Sept. 19, 7 p.m., $45-$55 - Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks: Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$30, $15 students - The Virgin Consort: Dec. 6, 7 p.m., $20, $15 students - Tim Warfield’s tribute to Shirley Scott: March 22, 8 p.m., $25-$30, $15

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420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - “Resurrection:” A Rock Opera starring The Glass Prism: Oct. 7, $31.35 - Lewis Black: Running on Empty: Oct. 25, 8 p.m., $42.85-$68.40 - The Midtown Men: Jan. 18-20, times vary, $37-$57 - Celtic Woman: March 19, 7:30 p.m., $59

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52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia Phone: 215.893.1999 - Mary J. Blige / D’Angelo / Melanie Fiona: Aug. 24, 7 p.m. - Jackie Evancho: Aug. 25, 8 p.m. - Smokey Robinson / Sinbad: Aug. 26, 8 p.m. - Bon Iver: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

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ALBUM REVIEWS Too much flair, not enough substance

The first listen of “Fragrant World,” Yeasayer’s third album, is annoying. It’s almost as if the band — Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder, Jason Trammell and Ahmed Gallab — was so afraid of not being “out there” that it threw every type of sound/instrument but the kitchen sink in as an effect. On second or third listen, however, the songs from the Brooklyn-based psychedelic-pop outfit grow on you. Sort of. Read on. “Fingers Never Bleed” is fuzzy and all over the place with electronics, handclaps and piano

while first single “Longevity” is full of chunky tech enhancements. “Blue Paper” features breathy vocals and cymbals that sound like they could be found on the soundtrack of an ’80s teen movie. Despite some off-putting parts, the trippy “Henrietta” is quite good with heavy synths, a good bassline and the repeated lyric, “Oh Henrietta, we can live on forever.” The one-two punch of “Devil and the Deed” and “No Bones” are the antithesis of “Henrietta.” The effects on both are so distracting — to the point of overshadowing the vocals and

Our Last Night “Age of Ignorance” Rating: W W W

Our Last Night comes of 'Age' After nearly a decade, the post-hardcore outfit Our Last Night has made a name for itself by writing, relentlessly touring and producing intricate music that has managed to cultivate a huge following. The band’s music has clearly grown and evolved right along with it over the years. Our Last Night has been going nonstop

music — that even when interesting nuances do come into play on both songs, you’re exhausted and just want said songs to end. Luckily, “Reagan’s Skeleton” and its Cold War references come along to cleanse the palate as the most reeled-in song so far; even with a cringe-worthy LMFAO-esque synth, the song is a standout. “Demon Road,” “Damaged Goods,” the garage-y “Folk Hero Shtick” and catchy closer “Glass of the Microscope” are less in-your-face and really good tracks that would have served the band — and listeners — better if they were interspersed as anchors between “Fragrant World’s” earlier tracks. But, with “Fragrant World” laid out as it is, people might not be willing to sift through the nonsense to get to the good stuff. At least not without a nerve pill. -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

since its members were young teenagers, and released “Age of Ignorance” via Epitaph Records this week. In addition to hard work, one thing that has helped this young band — made up of Trevor Wentworth (vocals), Matthew Wentworth (guitar/vocals), Alex “Woody” Woodrow (bass) and Tim Molloy (drums) — continue to thrive over the years is its ability to produce extremely expressive music. Trevor Wentworth is a gifted writer and, rather than singing about the typical tribulations of a man his age which usually seems to include mindless songs about breakups, his vocals are incredibly genuine and well-written. He seems to be constantly questioning everything, and his curiosity about life comes through in the band’s music. The technical “Fate” has a symphonic quality that makes this song different than just about any other song out there right now. “Liberate Me” is the perfect balance of aggressive metal and melodic breakdowns, resulting in a track that is full of emotion. The band slows it down on the mellow “Voices,” in which its ability to play interesting and thought-provoking music is showcased. Our Last Night may be young, but this album is admirable on many levels and it will lure listeners and fans right in. -- Lisa Schaeffer Weekender Correspondent

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Less Hellyeah on third outing Heavy metal supergroup Hellyeah recently released its third album, the aptly titled “Band of Brothers.” The band — whose most prominent members are Mudvayne singer Chad Gray and Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul — prefers a dirty, groove-heavy brand of metal. This is hardly a surprise given the history of its members, and the band focuses on this

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style more than on previous releases. As expected, Hellyeah’s music is full of themes about anger and rage and that life is a little more fun when one goes through it not entirely sober. Tracks like “War in Me,” “Call It Like I See It” and “Rage/ Burn” solidify that notion with a punctuated rhythm and guitar work that is so tightly controlled it almost feels mechanical. While Hellyeah’s technique is worth taking note of, the downside is that most of the songs are similar enough to be almost indistinguishable from one another. The one break to this pattern is the ballad “Between You and Nowhere,” which starts slowly with acoustic guitars before building energy as the song progresses. The contrast between this song and the remainder of the album is so pronounced that it almost seems like a different band performed it. “Band of Brothers” is most certainly a competent, consistently heavy and energetic metal album. However, given the deep pool of talent in the band, one could expect something with a little more identity that doesn’t just get lost in the crowd. Hellyeah has plenty of intensity on this album, but leaving behind some of the variety that was present on the band’s earlier work makes “Band of Brothers” less memorable than one might like. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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Norman, voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, in a scene from ‘ParaNorman.’

Nothing extraordinary about 'ParaNorman' S top-motion animation is one of the most painstaking forms of animation. Unlike traditional ink and paint or CGI, you get a better sense of the pain and sacrifice that goes into producing a stop-motion feature. When watching something like “Coraline” or “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” it’s hard not picturing someone awkwardly crouched over a plasticine figure carefully manipulating its tiny facial features for eight excruciating hours just so it could look slightly pensive for 90 seconds of screen time.

But it’s this kind of dedication that brings most of the handcrafted, lo-fi charm to stop motion animation and helps you to look past their frequently thin or non-existent storylines. But unfortunately, sometimes the animation — no matter how well crafted — can only carry a film so far, and in “ParaNorman’s” case, it takes a mere 10 minutes before you realize that hiding beneath all of that appealing animation lurks a storyline that is so conventional, preachy and unfunny that it wouldn’t cut it as an episode of “Scooby Doo.” Opening with a goofy zombie-

movie homage that plays like a gentler, junior-league version of Quentin Tarantino’s “Grindhouse,” “ParaNorman” starts out on the right foot by briefly focusing on the otherworldly abilities of Norman (voiced by “The Road’s” Kodi Smit-McPhee), who can see and communicate with the dead. However, instead of exploiting Norman’s far more interesting relationship with the supernatural, “ParaNorman” flinches and concentrates on his increasingly antagonistic relationship with his living friends and neighbors who are all profiting off an old legend about a witch’s

curse. If it wasn’t bad enough that most of Norman’s life is spent being belittled by his father (Jeff Garlin), sneered at by his sister (Anna Kendrick) and picked on by a grotesque, hulking bully (a cleverly miscast Christopher Mintz-Plasse), he’s tasked with saving the very same town that scorns him when his crazy uncle (John Goodman) reveals that the witch’s curse is more than just a legend. Soon Norman will face seemingly bloodthirsty zombies, eerie visions of the past and possibly break the curse with a reluctant band of misfits. Visually speaking, “ParaNorman” is flawless. It’s fun simply exploring the world of the film and taking in all of its kitschy sights such as the Salem-inspired locales, the squat station wagons that characters drive around in and Norman’s endless collection of zombie tchotchkes. Too bad “ParaNorman” doesn’t have much to offer beyond its striking art direction.

The storyline seems to be inspired by films like “The Monster Squad” but lacks the cheesy thrills and genuine humor of its predecessor. In addition, none of the characters in the film are very likable or sympathetic. Norman, the one character in this film we should be giving a damn about, is boring, whiny and unbearably morose. And even though it’s nice that “ParaNorman” reassures children it’s OK to be different, that message is, at times, more than a little overbearing as it hectors kids into dancing to the beat of their own drum. You’re not a human being until you’re an outcast, according to “ParaNorman.” Disappointing and empty, “ParaNorman” will never be anything more than a missed opportunity. Oh, and parents, if you do decide to take your children to see this, please be aware that some scenes may be too intense for weak babies and sissies extraordinaire. Parental discretion is advised.

Grandma Babcock (Elaine Stritch), Sandra (Leslie Mann), Perry (Jeff Garlin), Norman, (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Courtney (Anna Kendrick) in a scene from the movie.

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harles Yu, author of “How To Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe,” is no stranger to fiction. In fact, his most recent work, “Sorry Please Thank You,” demonstrates that he continues to discover and dissect the science fiction genre with his newest collection of short stories connected by the most unlikely of themes — disconnection. The book, which is composed of 13 short stories, establishes a great breadth of personality and potential. In the collection, Yu incorporates American pop culture around stellar narratives that feed our insatiable hunger for topics like zombies, love, reality and the virtual world in between. The stories offer a varying narrative style, therein making the collection appealing to a larger audience. The collection is categorized by three sections — “Sorry,” “Please” and “Thank You” — hence the title. The opening story, “Standard Loneliness Package,” appears in the

first section of “Sorry.” The piece, much like the book overall, is original and darkly humorous. In the story, readers meet the protagonist, a young Indian man who is employed for the singular purpose of withstanding pain, sorrow and grief for anyone willing to pay the price. While the price varies from deed to deed, he shares this sentiment with readers: “Pain is an illusion, I know, and so is time, I know, I know. I know. The shift manager never stops reminding us. Doesn’t help, actually. Doesn’t help when you are on your third broken leg of the day.” Each protagonist is colorful. Unlike forcing his characters into a stereotypical mold, Yu individualizes each enough for readers to make a connection with, but never enough that we know what they might do next. As the stories progress, readers may notice a fragmentation of the characters and, in some cases, the actual stories. The technique employed with those specific pieces places the reader in a surreal environment often times making us question what is actually fact from fiction. The disconnection of these characters regarding their loneliness and bleak desperation is often relatable among readers and perhaps what draws them closer to some of the characters in times of triumph. While the entirety of the collection is superb, some of the most enjoyable stories include “First Person Shooter,” “Hero Absorbs Major Damage” and “Inventory.” Overall, Yu’s collection is thought provoking in large part of his unique narrative style. Though the stories vary greatly in length, many of the pieces can be distinguished as flash fiction — both punchy and raw. As one of the best new young voices in fiction, Yu has demonstrated an excellence readers can continue to look forward to with his works ahead.

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APPLAUSE THEATRE CO.

(applausetheatre.webs.com, applausetheatre@gmail.com) • Looking for director submissions, volunteers, call for info. • “Hyronomous A. Frog:” Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m.; Aug. 26, 3 p.m., Good Shepherd Church (1780 N. Washington St., Scranton; do not call church). $10/ adults, $8/kids. Info/reservations: 570.430.1149 • Open Casting Call for “The Wizard of Oz:” Aug. 27-28, Sept. 4-5, 6-9 p.m., Seton Catholic (37 William St., Pittston; do not call school). Male, female, ages 8+. Be prepared to read from script. Music provided or come prepared. No memorized monologues. Head shots a plus, photographer will take head shots for director. Non-fee production. Info: 570.313.2548.

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(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Menopause, the Musical:” Oct. 3-4, $52.60-$58.25

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(545 Charles St., Luzerne, 570.718.0673, joanharrisdancers.com) • “Feeling Hot Hot Hot!:” Aug. 22, 4 p.m., 7 p.m., Knoebels Amusement Resort. Call 287.7977 for details. Free, open to public.

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(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.5555) • Psychic Theater’s “Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond:” Nightly through Sept. 15, curtain rises 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 3 hours or longer. For info, visit PsychicTheater.com, call 570.383.9297.

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(570.344.3656, SubVerseAphrodesia.com, nepaplaywrights@live.com) • “Speakeasy” Benefit: Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m. The Olde Brick Theatre (128 W. Market St., Scranton). $20/advance, $25/door. Visit website for info.

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(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • “A Disney Dance Party & Disney’s 101 Dalmatians:” Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m., Aug. 26, 2 p.m. $8. • Auditions for “The TV Guide Musical:” Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Singers/actors (ages 15+) asked to prepare audition song. Performances in Oct.

PENNSYLVANIA THEATER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “Legally Blonde:” Aug. 24-25, 7 p.m.; Aug. 26, 3 p.m. All-you-can-eat dinner buffet 90 minutes prior to all performances. Tickets: $16/adults, $14/seniors 62+, students 12+, $10/ kids. Dinner-and-show: $32/adults, $28/seniors, students, $20/kids. Call or go online to reserve.

THE PHOENIX PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “Through the Looking Glass:” Aug. 24-26. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 2 & 7 p.m. $10, $8/students. Presented by Phoenix Kids.

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(PoconoShakes@gmail.com) • Auditions for “Much Ado About Nothing:” Aug. 25-26, 1-5 p.m., Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort, Shawnee on Delaware. Actors, singers, musicians

of all types, abilities, experience. All roles open. Monologues appreciated, not required. Tunes appreciated, bring instrument. Be prepared to read from script. Classical experience welcome, not necessary. Technical, stage management, clerical/ business, miscellaneous volunteers welcome.

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(5177 Nuangola Rd., Nuangola, 570.868.3582, grovetickets@frontier.com, nuangola-grove.com. $20/ musicals, $18/plays, season pass/$50. BYOB) • “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra:” Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 8 p.m., Sept. 9, 16, 3 p.m. W -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.


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ast week, the Weekender reported that The Vintage Theater was close to finding a new home. Now, it’s official. The lease is signed. The ink is dry. The space at 326 Spruce Street in Scranton, formerly known as The Manhattan Room Project, is the “new” Vintage Theater. “This space has an incredible history to it,” Vintage founder Conor O’Brien said. “It was the hotspot in Scranton a generation or two ago. It’s beautiful, with this early to mid-20th Century art deco style. I can’t wait to see a punk band in there.” O’Brien said that renovations needed are minimal and will be covered by donations the Vintage has received over the last few months. The venue’s Indiegogo.com page ended up not just achieving its fundraising goal of $3,646, but exceeded it by $164. That also doesn’t count the money made at smaller fundraising events held locally or donations made without use of Indiegogo. O’Brien said he’d even been stopped in public and handed donations personally by supportive Scranton locals. “I’m just so grateful,” he said. “You truly never know what you’ve got until it’s gone, or almost gone, in this case.” With the process of moving-in

already underway, the Vintage will start with a “soft” reopening, participating in the upcoming First Friday, on Sept. 7. On display will be work by local artists Heidi Van Lueven and Jenna Casaldi, among others. The exhibit is free and open to the public. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Vintage will officially christen its new home with a grand re-opening party that is also free (though donations are encouraged). Scranton band A Fire with Friends will perform, along with other groups yet to be announced. More events planned for the fall include a steampunk-themed art exhibit, a screening of the 1925 Lon Chaney film “The Phantom of the Opera” and a two-day comedy event featuring performers from NEPA, Philadelphia and New York City. O’Brien stresses that these events amount to only a small sample of the offerings he and Vintage co-owner Theresa O’Connor are planning for the venue’s new home. “I’ve literally been doing almost nothing since we got the place but setting up dates,” O’Brien said. “The Vintage is still so young. It’s just leaving adolescence. Now, it’s going to college.” W Info: scrantonsvintagetheater.com or find the theater on Facebook.

Speakeasy relives past, helps JMPP future By Noelle Vetrosky

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n 1919, the Prohibition Era began in the U.S., making alcohol sales and consumption illegal. The passing brought about an age of smuggling, mafia wars and some wild parties at hidden speakeasies throughout the country. Just like a scene from the HBO hit, “Boardwalk Empire,” the Jason Miller Playwrights Project is throwing a “secret” soiree that will take attendees back in time complete with flappers, gangsters and cocktails when The Olde Brick Theatre in Scranton becomes the Providence Speakeasy Sunday, Aug. 26. “The place itself looks so much like a speakeasy,” said Sarah Regan, project associate with the JMPP. “It’s tucked away from the street. When we give people directions, they sound secretive: ‘OK, turn off West Market Street into Stirna’s parking lot, squeeze into the upper parking lot, go up the ramp and knock on the door, etc.’ The theater’s small and dark. We couldn’t get a better location for this kind of party if we tried.” It isn’t just the location that makes this speakeasy ultra authentic, it’s the organizers’ vision of the past and the local talent who are entertaining throughout the evening. “When you think about a Prohibition-era speakeasy, the organizers did everything themselves,” Regan noted. “They made their own brew, their own refreshments. They didn’t have famous acts. They created their own entertainment with local acts. Speakeasies were breeding grounds for a lot of great music and art, but they were also places where locals could go to unwind. We like to think of the Olde

Providence Speakeasy committee members Pamela Hill McNichols, Kait Burrier and Carla Reck. Brick in the same way.” The benefit party helps promote local theater by compensating all the actors, directors, writers, etc. involved. The funds raised allow these artists to see their visions materialize on the stage throughout the JMPP’s production season. “The JMPP is dedicated to making sure local writers’ work gets heard,” Regan said. “Throughout the year, we do stuff that you won’t find anywhere else, all made by local writers, actors and directors. “This year, we’re producing 12 one-act plays by 12 different local writers. It takes a lot of people to put together a quality production, and we want to make sure that everyone involved gets compensated for their time and effort.” This speakeasy is also providing some “extras” for those guests with an ignited curiosity for the Prohibition-era parties that defined the 1920s. These “a la carte” ticket options will allow peeks into the theater’s back rooms complete with reserved entertainment. “The act will be announced to the house, which will be set up complete with a jazz band, singers and cocktail tables. Those interested in seeing the an-

nounced ‘ala carte’ act will be taken backstage to one of the theater’s back rooms,” explained Regan. “The following options are available: A 1930s cocktail tasting and presentation, a short improv comedy show, spiritual tarot readings and a short pulpdrama sketch called ‘The Burlesque Dressing Room.’” Tickets for the event are limited to 100, so advanced sales are suggested. Guests are also encouraged to dress up in flapper/ neo-burlesque style costumes and become a character of the night’s festivities. “It’s not like anything you’re going to get anywhere else,” Regan said. “We’ve got something for everyone: Great music, food, costumes, quality entertainment. And it’s all locally grown. You’ll be supporting local artists and having a great time. It’s on a Sunday, so what better way to W kick off your week?” The Providence Speakeasy, a Dyonisia ’12 benefit party Sun., Aug. 26, 6-9 p.m., The Olde Brick Theatre (128 W. Market St., Scranton). $20 GA, $40 VIP, 21+. Info: subverseaphrodesia.com

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t was appropriate on a number of levels for 98 Degrees to comeback on a concert lineup that included other reunited boy bands like the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block. “I had some behind-thescenes info. I knew it was going down,” New Kid Jordan Knight told me last week of the comeback. These groups and others were a part of the Summer MixTape Fest at Hersheypark Stadium. “That’s one of the things I’m looking forward to, is seeing the reaction to the 98 Degrees reunion.” When asked what was most difficult about NKOTB’s 2008 comeback, Knight cited the pressure and uncertainty that surrounded the group. “It’s a lot of pressure getting back in to the spotlight, and the biggest thing is you don’t know what to expect. So it is kind of nerve-wracking,” the singer explained. “When we came back, and we performed on ‘The Today Show,’ we didn’t know how many people were going to show up. For us, that was the scariest thing.” 98 Degrees took a similar route, performing on NBC’s “Today” Friday during which host Savannah Guthrie quipped that the guys have graduated on to “man-band” status following its 10-plus year hiatus and it performed “The Hardest Thing” and “I Do.” Later that night, the quartet surprised concertgoers at day one of MixTape Fest by ap-

pearing on stage with NKOTB for that group’s hit, “Hangin’ Tough.” The reunion weekend continued Saturday night as 98 Degrees performed 45 minutes of its hits. Midway through the set, singer Justin Jeffre noted that one of the last times prior to the weekend 98 Degrees performed live was right before Sept. 11 at Madison Square Garden, a show that was in honor of Michael Jackson’s 30-year anniversary as a solo artist. With that, 98 Degrees broke in to a mega-mix of songs from “The King of Pop,” including “Man in the Mirror” and “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin.’” 98 Degrees veered from its music when all four members sang the Nick Lachey single, “What’s Left of Me.” Jeffre was the band’s primary spokesperson throughout the evening, thanking the fans for returning after all these years. “Can I tell you how happy we are to be here after 11 years off?” he said. “If I could borrow a line from LL Cool J, ‘Don’t call it a comeback. We’ve been here for years.’” 98 Degrees finished with “Give Me One More Night (Una Noche).” It was a fitting choice in that the band is banking on fans giving them one more chance — the men have already announced that a new album is in the works. W Listen to “The Ralphie Radio Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-midnight on 97 BHT.

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• 21st Annual Ukrainian Folk Festival Aug. 26, noon-8 p.m., Ukrainian American Sport Center (Tryzub, County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham). Stage show, 1:304:30 p.m., 4:30-8 p.m. Ukrainian Public Dance. $15, $10/students, free/ under 15. Free parking. Proceeds benefit youth soccer and cultural programming. • La Festa Italiana Sept. 1-3, Courthouse Square, Scranton. Info: lafestaitaliana.org • Plymouth Alive Kielbasa Festival Aug. 24-25 (plymouthalive.org) • Pocono Garlic Festival Sept. 1-2, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Info: poconogarlic.com • Pocono State Craft Festival Aug. 25-26, Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm (1000 T416, Stroudsburg). Pottery, jewelry, baskets. Info: 570.476.4460, poconocrafts.com • St. John Neumann Parish Annual Festival Aug. 23-25, Nativity Church grounds (633 Orchard St., Scranton)

.Food, including pulled pork sandwiches, pizza, roast beef sandwiches, potato pancakes, more. Games, face painting, basket raffles, wine tasting booth. Blush, Aug. 23; Quake, Aug. 24; Jung Bergo, Aug. 25. • Stroudfest Sept. 1, Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). Info: shermantheater.com

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS 20th Annual Hook O’Malley 5K Run/Walk Against Cancer Aug. 26, registration 8:15 a.m., race 10 a.m., McDade Park (Milwkee Road, Scranton). $15 until Aug. 23, $20/day of. Awards, T-shirts to first 50. Rain or shine. Call 570.346.1828. American Cancer Society ❏ Relay for Life Events: • Bark for Life: Aug. 25, 9 a.m.-noon, Nesbitt Memorial Park, Kingston. Dog-walking event. Activities for dogs, owners, ceremony to honor

pets who have cancer or have died from cancer. Candy’s Place (570.714.8800) • “Cancer Genetics: What You Need to Know:” Aug. 27, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call to register. • Do the Ten/Run for Cancer Wellness: Oct. 7, registration 7:30 a.m., Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. To register call or visit cancerwellnessnepa.org.

raising colon cancer awareness. Info: stephsfall5k.webconnex.com/registeronline.

Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the Cure 5K Coed Run/Walk Sept. 8, registration 6 a.m., race 8:30 a.m., Courthouse Square, Scranton. Must register, race bibs must be worn. Rain or shine. To register, for info: komennepa.org

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Good Life Golf Classic Aug. 31, 9 a.m., Sand Springs Golf Course (10 Clubhouse Dr., Drums). $80/person, $320/team. Benefits Clifton R. Lewis Good Life Foundation. Info: 480.658.7534, crlgoodlife.org/ events--sponsors.html

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network • 2ndAnnual Dave Morrell Memorial Golf Tournament: Aug. 25, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Info/to register: 570.383.7906, 575.1024

“Laughter with A Purpose” A Benefit for Michael Meoni Sept. 15, AFA Art Gallery, 2nd floor (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $20, tickets time specific; shows at 8 p.m., 10 p.m., available at door. Here We Are In Spain, Unorganized Business, Mike Simon, Fire With Friends, Brendan Regan. Basket raffles, refresh-

Steph’s Fall 5K Oct. 27, 10:30 a.m.-noon, Luzerne County Sports Complex (2009 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), $20 for 5K run/3K walk. In memory of Stephanie Godri-Johnston, an avid cross-country runner who passed away at 32 this year from, to fund the Stephanie GodriJohnston Memorial Scholarship and

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Black Bear Conservatory of Music (blackbearmusic.org, 570.226.7606, ext. 3) • “Semper Fa” Choir Boot Camp: through Aug. 23, 9 a.m.-noon, main campus. Ages 4-14. Singers, instrumentalists, first-time musicians. Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com) • Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online. Cameo House Bus Tours (Anne Postupack, 570.655.3420, anne.cameo@verizon.net, checks to

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ACROSS 1 Weapons 5 Lovers’ quarrel 9 Captain Kirk, to pals 12 Clay-rich soil 13 Unrestrained revelry 14 Actress Thurman 15 Prank victim, perhaps 17 Zero 18 Two trios 19 Occurrence 21 Symbol for mercury 22 Chocolate substitute 24 Smelling a bit off 27 Rowing need 28 Hide in the bushes 31 McKinley’s first lady 32 Old televangelism initials 33 Space 34 “Simon -” 36 Author Umberto 37 Venomous vipers 38 Bungle 40 Ess preceder 41 Not just plump 43 In the wrong direction 47 Supporting 48 Mad Tea Party attendee 51 Remote 52 Prune, pre-withering 53 Elec. co., e.g. 54 Pigpen 55 Referee’s call 56 Authentic

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The five-course six-beer dinner kicks off with Ta Henket and Ta Henket beer nuts followed by grilled seafood tostada with shark and Sah’Tea. A farmers’ market gazpacho with grilled lobster will be paired with My Antonia while Red and White will be served with a grilled beet and homemade ricotta salad. The main entree is cherrywood smoked beef brisket with chef’s barbecue sauce trio, fingerling potatoes roasted with fresh hops and lime and jalapeno corn; attendees will get to choose which chef has the best sauce. This course’s beer is 90 Minute IPA. The final course is a beerinfused strawberry shortcake served with World Wide Stout. Cost is $69 per person and is limited to 50 people. To make your reservation, call 970.8829.

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Weiss’ own take, the red devil. “The red devil is a deviled egg made with a red-beet egg and wasabi, so it’s got that sweetness from the red-beet egg and the spicy, horseradish-y wasabi,” Weiss explained. “I’ll probably be doing blue devils using redbeet egg and bleu cheese in the mix.” As for the Pickle Barrel itself, there are two types: Whole kosher dill and a garlic dill Weiss’ mom makes, which is the house pickle that comes with sandwiches. “As I go through time, I plan on having more pickles,” Weiss promised, adding, “What you see on the board is not everything that I offer. I want to make the customer happy. You don’t have to order off the menu — I want to be a hometown deli. I don’t want to force down everyone’s throat, ‘This is what you’re going to have, and you’re going to have it my way.’” KJ’s Pickle Barrel is open Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For info, call 570.763.5147 or visit facebook.com/KjsPickleBarrel. BEER-B-Q TIME Arena Bar & Grill (380 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre) is at it again, this time hosting a Dogfish Head Beer-B-Q Sunday, Aug. 26 at 1 p.m.

OOH, THAT SMELL The Keystone State Hot and Stinky Garlic and Herb Festival will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 26 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Zanolini Nursery & Country Shop (603 St. John’s Road, Drums). Saturday’s festivities include a hot pepper eating contest at 1 p.m., Super Pots in Fall Color with staff plant pro Jim Gibson at 2 p.m. and music by Two of Us. Sunday features a garlic eating contest at noon, Super Pots at 2 p.m., a chili cook-off from 2-3 p.m., with judging at 4 p.m. The event and parking are free and also includes area artisans, vendors, wine tasting, garden tours and more. For info, visit zanolininursery.com or call 788.3152. W

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KJ’S PICKLE BARREL: A ‘HOMETOWN DELI’ KJ’s Pickle Barrel (506 Main St.) might be Edwardsville’s newest eatery, but its fare is nothing but old-school comfort thanks to homemade pickles, pickled asparagus and even pickled sausage. “It’s a Polish sausage, and it is in a garlic brine,” owner Ken Weiss told Dish from behind his counter last week. “It’s a little spicy. People that like pickled sausage have been buying it, but it’s different.” KJ’s, named after Weiss’ childhood nickname, opened about a month ago and also offers salads and a slew of cold sandwiches; hot sandwiches are on the way after Weiss received his panini press last week. “It’s been fantastic,” he said of the reception so far. “A bunch of firemen came over before, and they sent the young guy over to tell me I did a great job. The mailman has loved it so far, so that’s good. If you get the mailman …” he trailed off, laughing. While his favorite menu item is the Italian, patrons’ favorites are “a tossup between The Barnyard (ham, turkey, roast beef, American cheese), or my turkey club, (it’s) been huge.” Customers also love the menu rarity deviled eggs, especially


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(PSpratt.com) • Jessimae Peluso and a night for the United Way / Jay Thyberg / Jeremy Pryal / Paul Spratt / Kevin Dombrowski: Sept. 1, 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton). $10/advance, $15/door. Pecha Kucha Night Scranton Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m., New Visions Studio Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton). $5 suggested donation. Rapid fire creative show-and-tell. Open to public. Info: facebook.com/PechaKuchaNightScranton, twitter.com/PechaKuchaScran, pechakuchascranton@gmail.com Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, wb.psu.edu, 570.675.9253) • 28th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival: Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 120+ artisans, musicians, crafters, more. Pat Ward, Just Us, Robert Smith, Irish Step Dancers, Back Mountain Youth Theatre production of “Jack and the Beanstalk,” more. Tours, demonstrations. Children’s crafts. $2 donation/adults. Info: 675.9232, jrw4@psu.edu, artsathayfield.org • Annual Pump and Five Kilometer Run Contest: Aug. 26, registration 9 a.m., race 10 a.m. Info: 675.9232, jrw4@psu.edu, artsathayfield.org • Civil Engineering Exam Review: Thurs., Sept. 6-March 21, 6-9 p.m. $1,025 (handouts included). Revolver’s Outdoor Summer Bash Aug. 25, 1-6 p.m., Kings Restaurant deck (49 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top). $30. Beer, buffet. Featuring Revolver, Vanishing Point, Paul’s Turn, Friction. For tickets call Tony at 570.510.4589 or Bartolai Winery at 388.8466. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Accepting submissions for 2013 Calendar: Send photos of pets by Oct. 1. All entrants featured. May is memorial page for pets that have passed (please specify). Include name, address, phone, e-mail on back of photo; pet’s name/info optional. Send 4x6 prints w/ $10 (check/money order) for each pet to: Safe Haven Rescue, ATTN: Safe Haven Calendar, P.O. Box 1987, Albrightsville, PA 18210. Available mid Nov. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for

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Sign No. 4. At this point, I’m ready to go home, but he suggests going for coffee. Perhaps a little Dunkin Donuts will improve this situation. We get to DD, and I go inside. Greg says he needs to grab something from the truck and will meet me at the table. I order my coffee and sit down. He comes in carrying two giant books and plops them on the table with a huge grin. “What is this?” I ask, and he giggles like a school girl and explains he was saving these pictures from his wild and crazy high-school heydays, to share with someone like me. I’m expecting pictures of wild parties, football games, prom, but nothing could have prepared me for two books full of model trains. Greg’s whole backyard is a magical train kingdom and, in the center of them all? Greg, at 17, dressed head to toe as a conductor. Oh Peter, just wait until I see you next. Greg rambles on about the trains, so I excuse myself and go to the ladies, where I contemplate what to do. I go with logic, and stay put for a few minutes, then go out and tell Greg I vomited and think I might have food poisoning. We hurry home, and he pops three pieces of Juicy Fruit. He stops the truck and leans in for a kiss. I politely remind him that I just threw up, and it’s not a great idea as I hop out and run inside. Poor Greg sends me 42 unanswered text messages over the next five days before eventually realizing that I did not choo choo choose him. W Melissa’s “Girl Talk” appears every other week.


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Barnes & Noble WilkesKing’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700) ❏ Events/Book Clubs: • Open Mic Night: last Tues. of every month, 6:30 p.m. • Writer’s Workgroup: Wyoming Valley Wordsmiths: first/third Tues. monthly, 7 p.m. ❏ Children’s Events: • Weekly Sat. morning story time, 11 a.m.-noon.

West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group: Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. 18+. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register. King’s College Events: (133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, www.kings.edu) • Campion Literary Society Open Reading: Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Regina Court (N. Main St., King’s College). Poems, short stories, drama, creative nonfiction. Bring original works or work of published authors. Info: ext. 5487 New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) • Writers Showcase: Sept. 8, 7 p.m. Chicago-based fiction writer Eugene Cross, Scott Thomas, Lisbeth Herr Gelatt, Richard Aston, Jennifer Matarese, Lauren Stahl. Free, books available for sale. Complimentary wine. Pages & Places ❏ Cafe Programs (Platform Lounge at Trax in Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Happy hour 6 p.m., programs 7 p.m.) • A Scientific Look at MarijuanaEverything you wanted to know: Aug. 23 Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565) • Closed until Aug. 27, noon. Items to be returned may be placed in book drop or returned to any other Luzerne County Library. To renew, visit pittstonmemoriallibrary.org or call any other Luzerne County Library.

AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. Aug. 26, Walter Prez & the Awesome; Sept. 16, Beat Jazz Poetry Night Artspace Gallery (221 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.0737, artspace-bloomsburg.com) Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m., Sun., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment. • “Natural Layers:” Aug. 23-Sept. 30. Artists’ reception Aug. 24, 6-8 p.m. Marilyn Paul, fine art print maker, and Vicki Renn, watercolor painter. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, 570.476.4460, artspacegallery.net) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun, noon-4 p.m. • Featured Artist: Don Manza, Photography • “Brodhead Creek — Autumn” by Will Daskal: Featured for Oct. Artist’s reception, Oct. 6. ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com) Summer Hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • “Summer Sonata: The Paintings of Sharon Cosgrove:” through Aug. 25. Blue Heron Art Gallery (121 Main St., Wyalusing, 570.746.4922, www.blueheronart.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. by appt. • “Seeking The Muse-A decade of Art at the Blue Heron Gallery:” through Jan. 24. 22 artists. Opening Aug. 24, $10. Debbie Reeder, principle cellist of Opera Company of Philadel-

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books (204 Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. • “Fiber Arts & Artists:” through Sept. 16. Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry

Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m. • “The Lackawanna Iron Furnaces of Scranton, Pennsylvania: History, Art, Heritage:” Sept. 7-Nov. 6. Lecture Sept. 7, 5-6 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception, 6-8 p.m., gallery. Tours of The Estate, Sept. 8, 2 p.m. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • “The Wonderful Story of Planters Peanuts:” through Oct. 27. Marquis Art and Frame (515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313) • Linda Keck Exhibit “Watercolor Explorations:” through Sept. 5.

Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Cameraphone Show: Sept. 7-Oct. 2. Entry forms/guidelines available on website, at Marquis and AFA galleries. Accepting submissions until Aug. 31. Call for info. Dietrich Theatre (downtown Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500) • “Many Expression of Folk Art:” through Aug., during scheduled movie times or by appointment. Free. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/ seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • “BEEyond,” featuring an artistic exploration via the lens of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher, and “Directing Sunbeams: Beekeeping in Northeast Pennsylvania:” through Sept. 3. • “Titanic: Explore the Legend & 100 Years of History:” through Sept. 3,

Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Two Travelers” work by Mary Lou Steinberg and Kate Senunas: through Sept. 8. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • The Northeast Photography Club and Joe Kubic Group Show: through Aug. 29. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. • Igor Khazanov Paintings and Brother Kenneth Chapman “Celebration of Life:” through Sept. 22 Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Pocono State Craft Festival: Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-5

Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/ schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Pennsylvania Artisans” Exhibit: through Sept. 6. Glass, pottery, sculptures, painting, more. • Photography Exhibit: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 • Old Masters: Oct. 19-Nov. 22 • Annual Faculty/Alumni Exhibit: Nov. 30-Jan. 3 Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center, 570.408.4325) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. • “Rosalyn Richards: Recent Works:” Aug. 28-Oct. 21. Reception Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m. Large-format graphite, ink drawings, etchings. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “Flexi-Visions Art,” photography and oil paintings, with Thomas Gavern and Mildred Williams: through Sept. 30. First Friday reception, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments, live music. Sullivan County Council on the Arts • Accepting applications for annual juried Fall Art Expo. At least $1,200 in cash prizes this year. Categories: Painting, drawing, photography, three-dimensional art. PDF applications at sullivanarts.org/upload/2012expoapplication.pdf. Info: sullivanarts.org, info@sullivanarts.org, 570.928.8927 • Fall Art Expo: Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forksville Fairgrounds (Rte. 154, Forksville). Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, WilkesBarre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. • “Anthracite Miners and Their Hollowed Ground:” through Sept. 28. 300 hexagon-shaped historical illustrations of mining in NEPA by local artist Sue Hand. Artist discussion Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. W -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.

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Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs., 3:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 3:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 12:30-9 p.m. • “Mediterrania” Paintings of the Amalfi Coast & Mediterranean Region by Thomas Augusta: through Oct. 21. Front gallery. Reception Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m. • Local photographers James Chesnick and John Kopp: through Oct. 21. Back gallery. Reception Aug. 25, 1-3 p.m.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, left, and his vice presidential running mate Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. don’t even flinch or move an inch. Parents with small children who still get pushed around I beg you: Don’t forget what it was like to be a fast-walking single person with somewhere to go. Don’t leave your tiny person in the middle of the walkways and aisles. Please, and thank you.

Jeff’s Brag: When it was announced that Paul Ryan would be Mitt Romney’s running mate a couple of weeks ago, I was so excited. But not for the reason you might assume. I’m a conservative, but I’m still not sure Romney will win despite an economy that is just sad and pathetic. No, the reason I was so excited with the choice of Ryan means that, finally, this country is going to have to face the economic realities of the trouble we are in. Ryan’s strength is budgets. (He was head of the House Appropriations Committee), and whether you like his politics or not, he has an ability to explain in clear Hey stroller drivers, how about you and simple terms stop hogging the sidewalks? the deep financial

mess this country is in. And this mess is not a Republican vs. Democrat battle — both parties have been on a spending spree for decades, but it’s all coming to an end in the next few years whether we like it or not. The realities are this: According to government numbers, social security dries up in 2037. Medicare goes belly up in 2024, and we are about to hit $16 trillion in debt! (Remember that big battle last August where government almost shut down when we hit the debt ceiling at $15 trillion? We’re about to hit it again … at the “new” level). Cutting back is always painful, but so are diets. And the reality of it is, unless we put government on a diet, this great country is going to implode financially. And if you’re in your 30s or younger, you are really getting screwed because this generation keeps ringing up a tab that you will have to pay one day. So whether Ryan helps Romney defeat Obama or not, I am so happy that at last we’re are going to lay out all the ugly numbers on the table, and the American public can hear the reality of our predicament and decide what direction this country needs to go in. And until you admit there is a problem, you can never find the solution. W


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Wildlife poaching on the rise the Northern Congo region. Another man hopes to do the same as Fay. Famous basketball player Yao Ming is an animal advocate taking a stand to stop poaching. Ming brings his celebrity status to Kenya to do work with WildAid with the hope of raising awareness on the severity of elephant and rhino poaching. As he comes faces to face with some of the world’s most majestic species, he plans on documenting the poaching crisis so people around the world will understand what these creatures are facing. Ming notes on his personal blog that one of the largest black rhino sanctuaries in East Africa is at risk, stating: “Last year alone, Ol Pejeta lost five of their 88 rhinos to poachers, which has been their greatest loss in twenty years.” According to WildAid, since 2008 elephant poaching has been on the rise and their numbers fell from 1.3 million in 1979 to less than 600,000 today, as a result of the ivory trade. Ming hopes his fans will learn from his travels and realize that poaching is a deadly crime against wildlife that needs to be stopped. Check out the rest of Yao Ming’s journey to Africa by visiting yaomingblog.com. W

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have never found fashion something to be feared, but then again, I was immersing myself in the world for as long as I can remember. I guess from the outside looking in, it can be intimidating to get in touch with your feminine side and put together an outfit that goes beyond the basic jeans and T-shirt that some people are so used to. Nothing wrong with that, of course. But there’s also nothing wrong with wanting to dress up either. One thing that’s a pet peeve of mine is when women who don’t wear makeup or put much effort into their day-to-day outfit adopt this holier-thanthough attitude from everybody else because of this. These are the women that call the ones that spend that extra hour and a half on their hair as superficial or highmaintenance. To clear that up right now, putting forth an extra effort in one’s appearance does not make them any less of an individual and on the flip side, not doing so just makes me find you lazy. This time, I am looking at those of you not just looking to update your wardrobe but the ones who skip over fashion columns because you are overwhelmed and confused. No matter what age you are, these are the pieces you can start adding into your basic wardrobe and slowly adopt a style of your own. These are, in my personal opinion, the must-haves for every woman’s wardrobe, even the not-so-fashion savvy. Next time you are out shopping, these are the items to look for: A black blazer, a little black dress, black skinny jeans, pencil skirt, nude or black pumps, a plain button-up white blouse, leather biker jacket, red lipstick and the perfect set of black lingerie for under it all. These are timeless pieces to invest in. Make sure they fit perfectly to your body and that you feel beautiful in them. You can incorporate them

Black and white is a timeless look. many ways throughout your wardrobe, from casual to dressy. Once you warm up to the idea of putting them together, you’ll begin to adopt your own personal style and feel more confident than ever before. Now obviously, the whole black-on-black look is timeless, but once you’ve mastered and feel comfortable with that, you can start getting playful with colors. But for now, keep it simple because you won’t ever go wrong with black, nude gray and white. Unfortunately in the world we live in, appearance is more important than it should be, but do not look at it as dressing to impress someone else — dress to please you. That extra boost of confidence, as vain as it may be, sometimes can turn your whole day around. The biggest mistake is those who fear fashion and decide to look down upon those who consider it a large part of their life because someday you will change your mind. Trust me, the fashion world always welcome newcomers with open arms and stilettos. W

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oaching is something we have all heard of at one point or another, and it’s a sad act of unkindness and ignorance that still goes on today. Simply put, poaching is the illegal killing of wild animals that often incorporates criminals taking parts of the animals to sell on the black market. Wildlife officials say that legal hunters kill tens of millions of animals every year but for each of those animals, another is killed illegally, and few poachers are ever caught and punished. In the late 1970s the demand for ivory was so high it caused elephant populations to decline to dangerously low levels, cutting Africa’s elephant population in half. One memorable case was when elephant researcher Michael Fay was flying over a forest in Northern Congo when he spotted several elephant carcasses. Fay decided to investigate and returned the next day only to find thousands of elephants slaughtered all for their tusks. Fay decided to take action into his own hands and chased poachers out by destroying their camps and getting local villagers involved. A few years later, Fay had won the battle and had stopped illegal hunting of elephants in

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Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. • Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Preregistration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.

Your Dog’s Place, LLC (570.729.8977, yourdogsplace@yahoo.com) • K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m. • Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101. • Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. • Reliable Recalls: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m. ∝

HISTORY Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) ❏ Summer Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public): • Sat. through Oct., 11 a.m. Call for starting places. • Rotating trio of tours First Fridays, through Oct., 5 p.m., Radisson, Lackawanna Ave. • Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244. • Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info. Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea) • Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register.

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Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art

Arts on campus The 28th Annual Arts at Hayfield Summer Festival will be held Sunday, Aug. 26 from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus (1269 County Road 18, Dallas). The event features more than 120 artisans, musicians, crafters, and more and will include appearances by Pat Ward, Just Us, Robert Smith, Irish Step Dancers, Dudley Snyder, and more. There will also be a production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” by the Back Mountain Youth Theatre and tours of Hayfield House set for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. A donation of $2 is requested for adults. The Annual Pump and Five Kilometer Run Contest will be held the same day on campus with registration at 9 a.m. and the race at 10 a.m. For more info, call 570.675.9232, e-mail jrw4@psu.edu or visit artsathayfield.org. Above, Gerry Wall (president, Arts at Hayfield) and Karen Wall, members of the balloon committee. open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced. Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybart-artworks.com) ❏ Painting, drawing, creative arts/ pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media: • Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class • Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Ballroom Dancing taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Available for private groups, clubs, organizations, senior centers, more. Call 570.785.9459. Beauty Lies Within School of Pole Dance (32 Forrest St., WilkesBarre, 570.793.5757, sl.beautylieswithin@gmail.com). Hours by appointment, free sample appointment. Call or e-mail for details.

Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580) • MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info. • Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class. • Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for info. Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available. Learn Hapkido. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract.

Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957.

G.E.D. Classes Taught by experienced teacher. Meet two hours twice/week for one semester. Start date Sept. 10. Limited enrollment. Student must take placement test. To reserve, call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com.

Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com) • Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/ week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info.

GreenBeing at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com, shopgreenbeing.com; all supplies included) • Screen Printing: Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. Ages 16+. $85. Leave with personal screen. • Letter Press: Sept. 1, noon-2 p.m. Ages 16+. $20. Info: handdeliverpress.com • Book Binding: Sept. 15, noon-2 p.m. Ages 12+. $25. • Eco- Crochet: Sept. 15, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $50.

Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, 570.262.1778) Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons, self defense. Mon-Thurs., 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. • Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@ya-

GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com) • Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group

training, couples personal training available. • Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results. • Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info. ∝ Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Fun-filled Math Anxiety Buster Workshops. Open all week. Starts Sept. 10, ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com. NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops. • 22nd Annual Open House: Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Large bonsai tree display, demonstrations, bonsai trees/related items for sale. Shakuhachi flute entertainment by Jamie Orfanella. Bonsai tree competition open to all members. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Kid’s Art Class: All About Art: Sat., ages 11-16. Sun., ages 5-10. $100-$125/ month, $30/class. Supplies included. Call to register. Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com) Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class.

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Melissa’s Mind

-- Jeff Schwager

LISTEN: Six Organs of Admittance — “Ascent” (CD) On Ben Chasny’s new, fullband, electric album, the guitars serve as traditional deliverers of heady riffs. Chasny has taken all his love of squall and meshed it with his eye for structure, he’s shaped his beautiful playing into thick and downright catchy riffs, and he’s injected a new energy into his project. If the last album, “Asleep on the Floodplain,” looked back at his more acoustic records, “Ascent” does indeed

-- Matthew Fiander

WATCH: “Los Lobos: Kiko Live” (DVD) There’s a spirit to “Kiko” that’s shared by no other Los Lobos album. While it’s still a Los Lobos album with the usual real-world concerns, it’s also the closest Los Lobos ever came to magical realism, and it might help explain why the album still stands so tall today on its 20th anniversary. It’s now re-released in a deluxe format with extra tracks, and as live CD and DVD, from a live recording of the 2006 performance at San Diego’s House of Blues, at which Los Lobos played the album in its entirety. It’s just what you’d expect from Los Lobos: great songs, skillfully played.

-- Andrew Gilstrap

READ: “The Encyclopedia of Country Music: Second Edition, “ Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum What gets left in and what gets left out of a work such as this will always be controversial, but as a research and learning tool, this volume is impossible to beat for its sheer comprehensiveness and the attention to detail the writers have given to each of the

entries. As a tool for scholars, researchers and obsessives, this volume will be hard to improve upon; it’s authoritative, easy to access, easy to read and captivating. I read a few of the sections in strict alphabetical order — moving from the A section all the way through C before switching, at random, to the Rs, then the Hs, then back to the Ds, with little sense of fatigue in any of those endeavors.

-- Jedd Beaudoin

PLAY: “Rainbow Moon” (EastAsiaSoft) This is the kind of game that would have been a sleeper hit in the PlayStation 1 era, the kind that was never heavily advertised, but any RPG fan who played it would turn into an evangelist. And 10 years later a rare unopened copy would sell for $100. Thankfully in this modern era of digital distribution, you won’t have to spend that much to play “Rainbow Moon,” but you do need someone to evangelize it, since I don’t think I’ve seen a single ad for it anywhere. It’s a great RPG that evokes the same “one more turn” mentality of the best strategy games.

Lissa of KRZ has a lot on her mind, and she needs to speak it. Check out the Weekender every week to read her deep thoughts and philosophical approach to life.

For more of Melissa’s wisdom, follow her on Facebook and read her blog. facebook.com/melissakrahnkerocks • 985krz.com/Lissa/11276840

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If your relationship status on Facebook says “it’s complicated” one of you is already sleeping with someone else.

ARTIST OF THE WEEK: Ry Cooder (“Election Special”) The guitar legend Ry Cooder channels Woody Guthrie on his brilliant new album, “Election Special,” which is as direct as its title. A political broadside aimed at the hostile takeover of America by Wall Street traders and greedy corporate raiders, it’s guaranteed to please anyone inclined to give it a sympathetic listen. The music is the same basic mix of folk and blues that Cooder made his mark with, not that far removed from touchstones like Guthrie and Johnson. The stories are likewise timeless, though they are very much of this time in their details.

rise above, leaving behind all but the best bits of past successes, and setting a fruitful and surprising path for the band.

Guitar legend Ry Cooder is PopMatters’ ‘Artist of the Week.’

--- Nick Dinicola

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E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal Coaching w/ Nicole Rasmus: $15/half hour • Stage Combat Lessons w/ Paul J. Gallo: 12 weeks, date/time TBA. 1.5 hours, prepare for intense physical activity, dress appropriately. $20/ week or $200 up front. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Aug. 23. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/senior member, $65/senior non-member. Materials list provided. ❏ Adult Classes • Drawing: Aug. 22, 29. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/senior member, $65/senior non-member. Materials list. • Memoir Writing: Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110/member, $120/non-member, $90/senior member, $95/senior non-member • Intermediate Watercolor: Aug. 25, 1-4 p.m. $110/member, $120/non-member, $90/senior member, $95/senior non-member. Materials list. • Creative Writing: Aug. 27, 6-8 p.m. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/senior member, $65/senior non-member.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info. School of Combat Arts (24 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.468.9701, schoolofcombatarts.com) Open 6 days/week. Offering classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling, Russian sambo, boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, Ninjutsu, wrestling. Classes for men, women, children. Group, private classes available. Children’s class now for $35/month. Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, ShauijiaoChinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898. Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759.

St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500): • Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/ class. • Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense techniques to protect from variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10/class. World Class Boxing (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061) • Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more. Wyoming Valley Goju Ryu Karate Academy • Classes Tues., Thurs. (kids: 5:30-7 p.m.; teens/adults: 7-8:30 p.m.); Sat. (kids: 10:30 a.m.-noon; teens/adults: Noon-1:30 p.m.), Kingston Rec. Center (655 Third Ave., Kingston).Info: 888.328.3218, valleygojukarate.com Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

MIND AND BODY 2&4 Hand Drumming Circle Freestyle drum circle, every second/ fourth Sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit). All ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure.

Chew on this Mount Airy Casino Resort will host a sneak peek screening of the film “Goat” Saturday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. at Gypsies. Celebrities from the film will walk a red carpet at 7 p.m. that night. Part of “Goat” was filmed at Mount Airy Casino Resort, and the movie takes a look at the struggle of a man who is torn between the need to honor his family and pursuing a life of crime, which he craves. Above, William DeMeo, co-writer and actor from the film, who is also known for his work in “Analyze That,” “Blue Bloods,” Wannabes” and “The Sopranos.” The movie also features Armand Assante and Ice T.

Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours.

Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) • Pole Fitness: Fri., 5:30 p.m. (beginner); 7 p.m. (intermediate). Sat., 1:30 p.m. (all levels); 3:15 p.m. (advanced). Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com) All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion. Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 4, Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. $60/6 classes, $15/single class. Bring mat or towel. Call to register. Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net) • Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. Self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/ month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne)

• Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com) • Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve. • Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5. Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com) • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (434 Center St., Jim Thorpe, 570.483.8640, jtartsinmotion.com) • Friday Night Drop-in Class for Chair Yoga, Guided Meditation, Spirit Connections: $8/class, $15/all three. Elemental Alchemist AnneMarie Balog, Level II Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga instructor. Private/group meditation sessions, reiki treatments, classes, yoga, tarot readings/parties, divination consultations. Contact 881.2399, shantispirit23@live.com. Info: jtartsinmotion.com/Classes/ elementalalchemist Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn self-defense system that combines Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido, Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held at Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort). $40/month. For info, call 570.287.4290 or visit htkdi.com. Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com) • Morning Wake-Up Workout: Full body metabolic, Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m. • Primal Scream Classes: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m. • Inferno: High Intensity Interval Training: Sat., 10 a.m.

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Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. • Mon., Wed.: Nia Technique, 5:30 p.m.

Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • Private Yoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 51 All classes free to members, $10 non-members. Meditation/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 Terrace Dr., Eynon). Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info. Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, 570.287.3400, melthotyogastudio.com) • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes) • Tues., Thurs., 4 p.m. (one hour) • Sat., Sun., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. (90 minutes) Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665) • Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info. NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Wirred: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. $5. • Yoga: Thurs. 7 p.m. $10. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register.

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Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor • Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents. • Private Yoga Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Mon.: Advanced, 6 p.m.; tai chi with Blake Wheeler 7:30-8:45 p.m., Thurs., 8:45-10 p.m., $45/month, on class/week, $65/month, two classes/ week. Contact Blake at 434.989.1045 or blakewhlr@yahoo.com for info. • Tues.: Beginner, 10 a.m.; Open Level, noon; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced 7:30 p.m. • Thurs.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Beg./ Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Advanced, 6 p.m.

• Sat.: Beg./Intermediate, 10 a.m.; Intermediate, noon. • Sun.: Intermediate, noon; Candlelit Open Level, 6 p.m. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info. The Self Discovery and Wellness Arts Center (200 Lake Ave., Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net, wellnessarts.com) • Labyrinth Walk on the Blue Moon: Aug. 31, 7 p.m. RSVP requested. Refreshments. Public walk. Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531) • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/ equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details. Studio Brick (118 Walnut St., Danville, 570.275.3240) • All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242, SymmetryStudioNEPA.com) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. • Intermediate Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class: Mon., 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 10-14. 10/class. • Jazz/Contemporary Technique

Class: Mon., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Modern/Lyrical Technique Class: Thurs., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Cardio Kick and Interval Training: Mon., 5:30 p.m., Tues., 4 p.m. • Dancers Wanted: Female/male dancers, ages 10-adult for Symmetry Dance Company’s Junior, Senior Companies. Call or e-mail info@symmetrystudionepa.com. Info: symmetrystudionepa.com/dancecompany

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Tarot Card Readings with Whitney Mulqueen Mon., noon-5 p.m., Duffy’s Coffee House (312 S. State St., Clarks Summit). Info: 570.575.8649 Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook.

Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at The Studio at 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020.

White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginnersadvanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m. $16/8 week session for YMCA members, $20/non-members. Designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. Preregistration required. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.

YMCA of Greater Pittston (10 N Main St, Pittston, 570.655.2255 ext. 104, mlabagh@greaterpittstonym-

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culinary arts at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College and was interviewed for an executive chef position in Yardley, Pa., but ultimately, his heart was in more mobile ventures. “Katie said, ‘Why don’t you start a food truck?’ We actually thought about it before that, but it was kind of in passing. We played with some names for the truck … the light switch went on, and we decided to move forward with it.” Rather than take out a loan to invest in a permanent location, they preferred to gamble on their innovative idea and take a few chances with the menu as well. “I was experimenting with different cuisine,” Bevilacqua said. “I was building a brand that maybe I couldn’t have done as well if we were brick and mortar. I was really taking a big risk here with the name, the colors, the brand, the idea of a food truck. I’m really playing with the food and the

hen Katie Graziosi of Old Forge and Mario Bevilacqua of Dunmore were deciding what kind of business they were going to open, it came down to a salon or a food truck. After two weeks of non-stop business, it’s clear that the 24-year-old pair made the right choice. “What the Fork” is Northeast Pennsylvania’s first gourmet food truck, featuring homemade recipes and handmade dishes that aren’t afraid to puzzle people’s taste buds. “I actually went to school for cosmetology … It was Mario’s dream more than I wanted to do a salon, so I said, ‘Let’s do the food truck first,’ because I felt like it would really take off around here,” Graziosi said. “Now this is what we do – sleep, eat and think about this food truck. That’s all we do every day. It’s quite the adventure, and it’s taking off.” Bevilacqua agreed. “We’ve been slammed. Every day since we’ve opened, we’ve had lines before we open. I’m running out of food before my scheduled time of closing. It’s a great thing.” What the Fork. Bevilacqua studied

What the Fork truck info: whattheforktruck.com, @WTForktruck or facebook.com/WTForktruck.

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customers are responding to it right now, thank God.” The two popular staples on the unique rotating menu are sliders with bacon jam and pulled pork taco with candy sauce, the result of three months of consistent culinary experimentation in their kitchen inspired by the poplar “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” show on Food Network. “The sliders with the bacon jam are a huge hit,” Graziosi shared. “The candy sauce is a recipe from my grandmother, and Mario and my grandmother are the only people that know the recipe. The rest of family doesn’t know, and they were a little upset when they came to the truck and saw candy sauce because nobody has the recipe besides my grandmother,” she added, laughing. It isn’t just the distinctive food that has people’s attention, but also the clever marketing. The curious name and loud, lime green vehicle that serves as a glowing “24-foot billboard” has been turning heads in high-traffic areas like Blakely Street in Dunmore. “I told Mario that we’re going to cause an accident. When people drive by, they literally stop their car in front of the truck and point, and then they make a big circle and come back around anyway to look at it again. They eventually stop for food,” Graziosi observed. The truck was already generating buzz on the virtual highway it opened, running Facebook and Twitter pages; Facebook fans jumped from 400 to more than 1,200 in a few weeks, and customers can now find menus and ever-changing locations online at whattheforktruck.com. With successful stops at DePietro’s Pharmacy, Green Street Beverage and the UPS store in Dunmore, the co-founders plan to park all over Lackawanna County and possibly add more trucks in the future. “I knew from the beginning that it was going to be very successful,” Graziosi said. “I never doubted it; I just didn’t think it was going to be as successful as it’s been. It’s beyond our wildest dreams to think that this is real.” W


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Richie's stylish Impulse By Samantha Critchell Weekender Wire Services

“My main focus just with everything that I design is to really get to know the customer, and I spend a lot of time doing that.” Nicole Richie

they’re wearing, I can see what they’re drawn to, what people’s favorite pieces are and people are always wanting to tell me a story of how they got that ring or that bracelet, or how they wear their tops or their sunglasses. That’s something that I pay attention to and that I really take into consideration whenever I’m designing the next collection.” However, she doesn’t do the hard sell. She likes to see women make their look their own instead of doling out advice or drawing attention to how she’s worn a certain style before. “It’s such an honor any time

I’m driving down the street or I’m at school and I see your everyday woman just wearing a piece from my collection, that’s something that’s so special,” she says. “You know it’s something that it really touches me in a way that nothing else has before because they went out and they bought that piece and I’m extremely grateful. Quietly grateful.” Meeting Richie, one gets the feeling that although she grew up in the spotlight as the daughter of Lionel Richie and co-starred with Paris Hilton in the reality show “The Simple Life,” she doesn’t

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NEW YORK — You know her by the sunglasses she always has with her. You know her from TV, and you might know her from the tabloids, too, but Nicole Richie isn’t convinced any of it works for or against her when it comes to building her design career. She guided aspiring designers on the fashion competition show “Fashion Star,” and says she sees success in the fashion business as either potentially intense and fleeting, or broad-based and sustained. It’s up to the work you do — and doing it consistently, she says. “You’re only as good as your last season,” she says. Richie, it seems, is banking on a big fall season. That’s when her limited-edition collection for Macy’s contemporary department debuts, and she also stars in the ads.

Richie, 30, isn’t an industry novice. She’s gained recognition for her lines Winter Kate and House of Harlow, but the Nicole Richie for Impulse collaboration, best described as contemporary clothes styled with Richie’s bohemian flair, is her greatest exposure yet. The clothes, including maxi dresses, asymmetrical skirts, cropped tops and fitted jackets in an array of jewel tones and prints, will be in 100 stores and available online starting Wednesday, Sept. 12. She hasn’t taken the task lightly. “Well, my main focus just with everything that I design is to really get to know the customer, and I spend a lot of time doing that,” she says. “I’m traveling all year just with various appearances that I do for Winter Kate and House of Harlow, and the reason that I do these appearances is because I really get to come face-to-face with my customer, and as I’m watching them in the store I can see what pieces

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Nicole Richie poses with clothing from her limited-edition collection, Nicole Richie for Impulse, at Macy’s at Macy’s Herald Square in New York. PHOTO BY EVAN AGOSTINI

mind working behind the scenes. Her celebrity and family connections have opened some doors, but Richie says she wants to work for the glory. “It’s important to always be a student on some level,” she says. “It’s important to always keep your ear to the ground and constantly be surrounding yourself with people that inspire you and people that have a good work ethic, and I don’t think you should ever hit a place where you feel that there is nothing left to learn.” Getting glammed up is part of her job, but Richie, who has two young children, Harlow and Sparrow, says she’s not always picture-perfect. She carries the big round sunglasses she’s famous for as well as bobby pins wherever she goes for a quick transformation. (Richie says she’s a master at a quick hair braid.) “There are often times that I do look a hot mess, and I guess I probably should work on making myself a little more put together at all times. It’s a work in progress.” Not on this day. Her hair is just-right wavy, and she’s wearing a peacock feather-print dress from the Impulse line. “I would say that jewel tones and intricate prints are the main focus of this collection but I also worked with faux-leathers and lace,” she says. Her fall shopping list includes leather pants. Yes, she says, more women than you might think can pull off leather pants. Of course, they’ll need boots, she says. She’ll also replenish her pullover sweaters, including the colorblocked one from her collection. “I love a good pullover, but I think that every girl wants to be able to put on a pullover but not look so sloppy. This pullover, it’s actually pretty cropped and still very structured but extremely comfortable at the same time, and I worked a lot with colorblocking just to give it a little bit of a punch.” It also looks nice with leather pants, she says with a smile. She won’t build her wardrobe around trends, because there might not be enough room for her favorite things, Richie says. “I never get rid of something because it’s old. I wear things with holes in them like all the time. But I do like to get rid of things just to kind of keep my closet fresh. But most of the time I’m donating. I’m not just throwing clothes away. But I’m a Virgo; I’m pretty organized so I like to keep my closet pretty clean.”


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Who is... TJ Bell, Exeter

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Bass player of Escape The Fate/piercer at Holier Than Thou How did you choose your career? I had an ear for music at a very young age. Music was all that mattered to me my entire life. When I was old enough, I went to my first show at (Cafe Metropolis) and saw these kids singing and screaming their lungs out with their fists in the air to their favorite bands — I felt that this was where I belonged. There was so much passion and energy. I realized that I wanted to give kids that same feeling of freedom and unity and give them a place to go where nothing mattered but that moment. I wanted to be the one on stage and have people sing to my songs. The best part of my job is … I get to do what I love every single night and travel all around the world. What’s one thing people should know about your place of employment? This job isn’t cut out for just any musician. It’s not always sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll and could be extremely stressful at times, especially when dealing with the politics of the music industry. You also have to be completely dedicated and be willing to give up a normal life if you want to continue moving forward as a touring musician. You got to be committed to live on the road away from friends and family for months at a time. My hobbies are … writing music, reading, skateboarding, working out and just recently started piercing. What is your favorite quote? “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” — Oscar Wilde A talent I wished I possessed is … telepathy. I unwind by … going to the gym. One thing I’ve always wanted to do is … write a book. PHOTO BY: CHRISTOPHER MCKENNEY


By Justin Brown

Weekender Correspondent

Everybody talks

Justin learned firsthand that rumors (and facts) spread like wildfire.

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the younger brothers, people who only knew me from stories started pressuring him that I would ruin his nonexistent career and damage his name. A few weeks ago I received a text message that my new roommate didn’t want to live with me anymore because he would rather be “safe than sorry.” This news meant I wouldn’t be able to go back to school for another semester since I’d need time to look for a new place. Disappointed that my last semester of school was put off again, I asked myself “What would Carrie Bradshaw do?” She’d probably have hot therapeutic sex with someone much younger than her, embark on a new adventure in the meantime and write about it. So, I found a 20 year old, took a job at a resort in Connecticut for the fall and wrote this message I recently learned as a rumor screwed me out of a place to live: Everybody talks. It turns out more people listen when I do, but I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world. After all, like Dr. Seuss said: “Be yourself and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” W

Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

OUTSIDE Cedar BMX (Red Barn Village Road, Clarks Summit, cedarbmx.com, 570.855.8191) • Benefit Race: Aug. 26, registration 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10 registration fee. Hickory Run State Park (1137 Honey Hole Road, 570.403.2006) • Hiking Series: Sept. 6, 9 a.m. Easy 7-mile hike. Meet in large lot on Route 93 between Weatherly, Jim Thorpe, across from rifle range; State Game Lands 141. For info/directions, call or e-mail hickoryrunenvedsp@pa.gov. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Beginner’s Bird Walk: Aug. 25, 8 a.m. Celebrating Global Birding Initiative’s “Pledge to Fledge” program. Free, will meet at wooden bridge near education center. Limited number of binoculars available.

Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m.

Scranton Ghost Walk (ScrantonGhostTours.com, 570.383.1821) • Daily, 90-minute tours, usually 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. $20/adults, $15/ under 11. Rain or shine. Reservations required. Secret meeting place divulged upon reservation. Daytime walks available on limited basis. Call to reserve.

Monroe County Garden Club • Meeting: Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m., Hughes Public Library, (N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg)

Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $14/regular, $13/senior, $10/12 and under. Celebrating 50th year on the lake with daily one-hour cruises. Info: 570.226.3293, wallenpaupackboattour.com.

SOCIAL GROUPS AA Intergroup NEPA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, we have an answer. Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488 Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., WilkesBarre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info. American Wicca & The Garb Wench (americanwicca.org) • Tarot Readings by High Priest Thane Amdor: By appointment Tues., Thurs., Sat. Bring friend, get free reading. To schedule, call 570.793.4095 Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762. Blog Fest Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Rooney’s (67 S. Main St., Pittston). All welcome, no charge for admission. Info: nepablogs.org, gort42.blogspot.com, pittstonpolitics.com Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331) • 24th Annual Golf Tourney: Sept. 21, lunch noon, shotgun start 1 p.m., Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop. Captain & crew format. Sponsorships needed. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul

Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome. Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101) • Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m. Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/ meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details. St Joseph’s Senior Social Club • Trip to Cape Cod, Mass.: Oct. 15-19. Call 570.654.2967. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Contact Jennifer for info, 610.393.8098. Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA providing monthly meetings, field trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnetwork.webs.com or contact Julie Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com for info. W - compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375

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t was a hot night early this summer, and I was so excited to be partying in my old college town because it marked a point I’d been waiting for since I moved back with my parents a year and a half ago. I was about to sign a lease with a younger fraternity brother that made me one step closer to going back to school! “Should we be nervous partying with you?” someone asked. I then wondered if my bulge gave the impression I had a gun in my pocket. It turned out everyone was afraid to party with me because of a rumor with only enough truth to make it believable. Two years ago, I wrote a column about one of my older brothers who lost a game with a stripper and had to have a lollipop shoved where the sun don’t shine. He wound up reading it and became, naturally, bitter. Embarrassed people found out his anal cavity once had a hint of artificial watermelon flavoring, he fabricated the story to younger brothers that I used his last name in addition to his first name, and that it almost cost him his teaching career. Bullshit! After word got out that I was going to be living with one of

ca.org) • Zumba Toning: Mon., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Tues., 10:30 a.m. • Kids’ Creative Movement: Tues., 3:45-4:15 p.m. • Zumba: Wed., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. • Early Tikes Gymnastics: Wed., 9-9:30 a.m. $30. • Just 3’s: Wed., 9:45-10:15 a.m. $30. • Twinkie Fitness: Thurs., 5:15-6 p.m., $30. Age 4. • Beginner Gymnastics: Young beginner (ages 5-7), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; beginner (ages 7+), Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.; intermediate (ages 10+), Sat., 11 a.m.noon. $40/member, $30/family member, $55/non-members. • Basketball: Beginner (kindergarten, grades1-2), Tues., 5:30- 6:15 p.m. • Basketball Basics: (grades 3-5) Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50/members, $40/family member, $65/non-members. • Basketball and Softball: Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; preminors baseball (ages 7-10), Sat., 10-11 a.m.; pre-minors softball (ages 7-10), Sat., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $50/members, $40/family members, $65/nonmembers.

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motorhead By Michael Golubiewski

Ride of the Week

Special to the Weekender

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4th Annual Mary Angelillo Motorcycle Ride Sept. 15, registration 10 a.m., kickstands up noon, Tap House (Route 534, Albrightsville). Ride ends Towamensing Trails Clubhouse (864 Bishop Circle, Albrightsville). $20/driver, $10/passenger. Gathering at clubhouse following ride; food, soda, cash bar, 50/50, door prizes, DJ; if not riding, 1 p.m., $20. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Make checks payable to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Info: 646.533.2527, info@ferrymenmc.com

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5th Annual Helping Hands Car Cruise to Benefit Rich Belles Aug. 26, 1-6 p.m., Polish American Veteran’s Club, Plains. $10/vehicle. Food, refreshments, DJ Tony K, 50/50. Rich Belles is an ex-Navy vet that lost his arm in an industrial injury. All proceeds to assist with his continued rehab. Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034) • Cruise Nights at Advance Auto (Rt. 6, Carbondale): Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Food, music, door prizes, 50/50, trophies. Food by Boy Scout Troop 888. • 14th Annual Car Show: Sept. 16, gates open 9 a.m., Carbondale High School. Everyone welcome. Food provided by Boy Scout Troop 888 of Greenfield Twp. Proceeds benefit local charities.

Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC (gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/ passenger unless noted otherwise) • Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. • Coats and Shoes for Kids Rerun Ride: Sept. 8, registration 10 a.m.noon, begins/ends Jefferson Park. $15/rider, $10/passenger, spectator at golf club. Accepting new unused shoes, coats. Hi Lites Motor Club (www.hilitesmotorclub.com, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol permitted. • Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m., Pikes Creek, Raceway Park, Rt. 118. Rain date Sept. 16. Montage Mountain Classics • McDonald’s Southside Shopping Center: Sept. 14, 6-10 p.m. • Jonny Rockets Montage Mountain: Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m. • Cruise Pittston-Tomato Festival Parking Lot: Aug. 25, Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m. • Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m. Rain date Sept. 30.

Motorcycle Ride and Picnic to Benefit Eric Speicher Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ride 11 a.m., ongoing picnic, Four Seasons Golf Course (Exeter). Food, drink, raffles, kids’ activities. Music by Headlock, Stealing Neil, DJ Joe Berman. Advanced registration $20/rider (T-shirt, wristband for food/drink); $15/passenger. E-mail rideforeric@yahoo.com. Day of: 10 a.m., $25/rider, $18/passenger. Non-riders: Wristbands $10, T-shirts $12-$15 includes food and drink. To preorder or make donation, call 570.655.4336. To help defray the costs of Eric’s medical treatment for Ependymoma and the family’s travel needs.

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Motor Heads of NEPA Cruises (held at Wegmans, Wilkes-Barre) • Aug. 25, 5-10 p.m. Outdoor barbecue. • Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. • Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m. Uncle Buck’s BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials.

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By Robbie Vanderveken Special to the Weekender

Playing on the 'Darkside'

WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012

get your game on

While there are some flaws, Death does become ’Darksiders II.’

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story of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, this time you play War’s brother Death. Death believes War was wrongfully accused of starting the apocalypse too early and wiping out mankind and thinks he can restore his brother’s good name. This game should please anyone who likes epic action-adventure games. The environments are huge, and it has some of the most humungous boss fights I have seen in a while. During the course of Death’s travels, he has to traverse heaven, hell and everywhere in between battling angels, demons and gods; how can you get more epic then that? The fighting is pretty straight forward for a hack-and-slash action game, Death uses a fastmoving scythe as his primary weapon and a slow-moving hammer for landing massive blows. Besides these basic weapons, you can also chain together throws and special abilities to destroy even the toughest foes. Some of the special abilities you gain are the ability to summon demon lords and split your soul which is interesting for solving puzzles. The amount of freedom to explore in this game is astounding, but there isn’t always a ton of things to see in these areas. It does get repetitive from time to time. The thing “Darksiders II” does get right is the truly epic boss

fights that change up the gameplay. You’ll fight all kinds of epic monsters — some that regenerate, huge behemoths 100 times your size. The bosses are one of the highlights of the experience. My favorite thing about this game is the RPG elements; usually when you see RPG elements in an action game, they feel tacked on, but the way they are used in “Darksiders II” feels really good. You can gain XP from enemies that you can use toward gaining new skills and upgrading existing skills. Between the new abilities and the loot you find from killing monsters, you can turn Death into a real killing machine. The coolest weapons in the game are actually created by feeding them lesser weapons; these powerhungry weapons can become the most devastating weapons in the game. Although this game does have some flaws, if you do like actionadventure games or if you where a fan of the first “Darksiders” game, you should pick up part two. It’s a good game to hold you over until the blockbuster games are out during the holiday season.

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eeling like a badass is one of the best feelings you can have playing a game, and there isn’t anyone you can play that is more badass than Death himself. In “Darksiders II” (for Xbox 360, PS3, PC), you actually get to play the Grim Reaper on his quest through the underworld to clear his brother’s name. When I first read that you get to play as one of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse in “Darksiders,” I thought it sounded like fun. The biggest complaint people had with the first “Darksiders” game was that it copied several elements from games like “The Legend of Zelda” and “God of War.” That’s not necessarily a bad thing — I think if you are going to copy a game, you should copy the best games out there, and it did a satisfactory job. Much like its predecessor “Darksiders II” does borrow heavily from other series with addition of platforming elements reminiscent of the “Prince of Persia” series. You would think a mash-up of such well-known franchises would be the best game ever. Even though “Darksiders II” does provide a lengthy and entertaining experience, it never comes close to reaching the quality of the various franchises it borrows from. “Darksiders II” continues the


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sign language By Caeriel Crestin

Weekender Correspondent

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Baldasare Forestiere spent almost 50 years on his fantastic creation: The Forestiere Underground Gardens. In the arid San Joaquin Valley, he excavated the hardpan by hand to create a huge complex of gardens, filling most of a 10-acre parcel. You too may discover that the ground you’ve been cultivating is too sun-parched and infertile to support the plants you hoped would grow there. Could you do the equivalent of Mr. Forestiere and go underground? Maybe what you hoped would grow on the surface would better thrive deep down, hidden from all but the most direct rays of the sun. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Some stores use smells to subtly encourage their customers to spend money. Tiny traces of lilac, freshly baked cinnamon buns or soap might tickle your subconscious via your sinuses. If only the people who think these things up could guess how bored you are by these pleasantly mundane scents. It’s not surprising, considering the exciting (if less pretty) odors you’re likely to encounter this week: Exploding fireworks, sweaty lovers and dirty money. Don’t turn up your nose at any truffle you manage to root up, no matter how ugly or unappealing. Aromas can cause people to empty their wallets. Your trusty organ is far wiser; follow it and you’re likely to find adventure, passion and wealth instead of the mall.

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SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You can manufacture your own luck this week. There’s a condition though: You can’t be the primary beneficiary of the good fortune you’ve spawned. That’s not to say you can’t reap the rewards you’ve earned. You can; just don’t hog them all. Hurry — we’re waiting for the windfalls generated by your astrological providence. This is more subtle than ramming your car into an armored truck and trying to make off with a bag of money. But being passive won’t do much for you. If you see an opportunity, please, for all our sakes, seize it. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) You could spend a fortune on expensive yuppie dog treats, posture-adjusted food bowls, high-tech chew toys, designer leashes and tailored outfits, but your dog would probably prefer you didn’t. He’s probably happy with an old beat-up tennis ball. How many kids, exhausted by the profusion of shiny, brand-new toys bestowed on them during the holidays, prefer

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to play with the boxes they came in? You don’t need to buy fancy gifts to show those you adore how you feel. Don’t waste your money. A $3 bouquet of daisies or a postcard with a big, hand-scrawled heart is even sweeter than an overpriced sweater, in my opinion. Hold onto your cash. Save it for a trip, a new house or something that really counts. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You think too much. Quit it! Swat those tiny, pesky thoughts away like the inconsequential gnats they are. Your smartest thoughts come from your body, not your brain. Trust your gut. It knows how to sort through your life and get rid of the shit. I’m not ready to argue that it’s always better to not think things through, but this week listen to your instincts. If you find yourself repeatedly hashing something out in your mind, listen to what your deepest impulse is, even if it doesn’t make sense. Some of the best choices never do. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) All your metaphorical dominoes are lined up in the most elaborate pattern you’ve attempted to date. You included bridges, forks, merges, tunnels, spirals, even a loop or two. Now it’s time to tap that first one and let them all fall where they may. Don’t be disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of the catalytic moment (or with how quickly it’s all over); for months to come you’ll be reaping the rewards you’ve set up for yourself. Whether it’s a phone call to your best friend, an e-mail to your lover or a fistfight with the boss that’s going to set these events into

motion, it’s time. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Ouch, your poor ass. You’re not a big cat, like those lucky Leos. That means you don’t always get to land on your feet. More often than not, it’s your butt that takes the fall. Unfortunately, this week there are some folks who’d love to take a potshot at you or even swing a fist if the situation permits. Those Taureans might be able to take a blow like that and keep charging, but that’s not your forte. Want my advice? Don’t count on a feline ability to tell which way is up or bull-like strength and endurance. See a pounding coming? Dodge. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Is it against the law to drive backwards? If it weren’t somewhat dangerous, I’d suggest you try getting everywhere in reverse this week. There’s a different energy when you back carefully into a situation rather than boldly striding forward. Your usual awkward directness can be awfully intimidating to someone who doesn’t know you. Try it, just for a block or so. Walk backward, looking over your shoulder to prevent accidents. People will have totally different reactions to you than they would’ve otherwise. And as a result, you get to see the facet of your life you’ve been missing — the one you need to see. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Yak, yak, yak. Look at you, gossiping with your best friend, giggling into the phone like naughty teenagers into the wee hours. By all means, be silly. Go there. All

those serious processing sessions of last month couldn’t begin to convey the warmth and love you exude when you’re this delightfully playful and goofy. But don’t forget that this is serious business, this horsing around. It’s for your own mental health. If you can’t let yourself roll on the ground with a soul-shaking, bodyhealing 15-minute belly laugh, who do you think is going to let you? GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) As I reflected on your possible fate this week, my mind went blank. That’s when I realized — you’ve dropped completely off the radar. This can be both good and bad. In order to get you started on the right foot, I’ve begun a “To-do” and (more importantly) a “Not-to-do” list. To do: 1. Attempt that secret undercover mission that you’ve been saving “for the right time.” 2. Share the bad news that’s been weighing on your mind. Not To Do: 1. Try to get noticed by your longstanding crush. 2. Be a squeaky wheel — you’re not likely to get any grease this week. Count on not receiving any special attention; no rewards, but no punishments either. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Game over. Do not pass “go,” collect $200, etcetera, etcetera. At least it looks that way. But on your last spin of that capricious wheel of fortune, you won an extra turn. Oh, the game is far from won. But now at least you’ve got a fighting chance. You’ve earned enough slack time to undo some (or all) of the mistakes you made last month, the ones that almost lost you the game. So don’t give up, even when it looks like your rival’s got it all wrapped up. If worse comes to worse, remember this: The moment when he thinks it’s in the bag is the moment he’s most susceptible to a sucker punch. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) I admit it; I had a thing for Chewbacca. Let’s not get too kinky here — I mean it appealed to me to have a powerful, intelligent, sharp-toothed, gun-wielding, yet somehow cuddly friend around. Having a giant dog like my hound, Boomer Ang, is the closest substitute I could come up with on short notice, but I’ve recently discovered something special about you, Leo. We already know you’re your own worst enemy and good at creating scary creatures to freak yourself out with. But now we know that being your very own monster can be a good thing, too. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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CHEVY ‘01 TRACKER LT

V6, 4WD, 108,000 miles. $3,000. Call 570-814-3829.

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.

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

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, EXL with

navigation system. 4 cyl, silver w/ black interior. Satellite radio, 6CD changer, heated leather seats, high, highway miles. Well maintained. Monthly service record available. Call Bob. 570-479-0195

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288-8995 09 Mercedes GL450, 7 passenger. Too many options to list. 30K miles. Garage kept. Creme puff. $47,800 04 Nissan Armada, 7 passenger. 4wd. Excellent condition. $11,900 93 UD Tow Truck with wheel lift. 64k. $10,000 96 Jeep, Grand Cherokee, 4 wheel drive, 4 door, runs excellent $3,995 95 Buick Park Ave 54k. $3,995 96 Plymouth Voyager 82k $3,495 99 Chevy Cavalier, 89k. 4 door. $2,495 00 Chevy S10 Blazer. 4 door. 4wd. Red. $2,795 96 Nissan Maxima, V6, 4 door, air, auto, sunroof. 103K. $3,495 96 Buick Skylark Auto, 4 door, 81K $2,495 96 Jeep Grand Cherokee,wd auto, runs great! $3,995

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Good condition. 68k miles. FWD, Auto, All power, Remote start, 4 Door, Heated leather seats, Silver. $9,500. Call Denise at 570-793-3412

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

VW ‘10 JETTA

15,900 miles, standard transmission. Garage kept, white with sunroof. $15K 570-387-8639

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original. $9,000

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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.

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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

HARLEY ‘12 DAVIDSON SOFTAIL DELUXE. Brand New Tag price of $18,699 but will take best offer. Binghamton area. 607-239-4925 leave message.

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

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

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Male, tiger cat, blue collar in the vicinity of Carverton Hghts. during recent storm. Reward. 570-690-1716

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CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

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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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD ‘73 F350

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JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 6 cylinder 4 WD, air

451

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NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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

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

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

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,000 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

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FORD REBATE...................................................1,500 FORD BONUS REBATE........................................1,000 FMCC REBATE..................................................1,000 OFF LEASE REBATE...........................................1,000 FORD REGIONAL DISCOUNT OFF MSRP..................445 COCCIA DISCOUNT OFF MSRP................................466

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WANTED

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522 Accounting/ Finance

JUNIOR

ACCOUNTANT:

Responsible for month end close, A/P, A/R. Knowledge of accounting with college preferred. Good pay & benefits package: Respond with resume to: h/r@calex logistics.com EOE

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER

Hand and power tools. Valid drivers license and vehicle required. Knowledge of all phases of remodeling. Minimum 10 years experience. 570-287-4067

Education/ Training

ChildCare Teachers Needed at our

Wilkes-Barre, Dallas & Mountain Top Locations. CALL 570-905-3322 ASK FOR LAKE GEMZIK OR EMAIL RESUME TO: LGEMZIK@ BUILDINGBLOCKS LEARNINGCENTER.COM

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AGOSTINI BAKERY OLD FORGE

Baker Wanted

LABORER

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

Excavating and Paving Company looking for experienced laborer. Call 570-674-7912

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Celebrating 130 years in Business 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 *

High volume local bar/nightclub. Submit contact info and work history to Bartenders258@ hotmail.com RESUME NOT NECESSARY

CONVENIENCE STORE TEAM MEMBERS All level positions available. call Jack at 570-696-0576 Monday - Friday 9am - 2 pm

Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 The Hilton Garden Inn Wilkes-Barre is seeking a

Housekeeping Operations Manager to join our team.

This position is responsible for the efficient operation of all phases of the housekeeping, laundry and public space areas of the hotel and is expected to maintain and ensure the highest level of safety, security, cleanliness and guest satisfaction of hotel guest rooms and public areas, as well as overall financial/ budgetary responsibilities for the housekeeping function. High School diploma required; college degree in hotel/ restaurant management preferred. Successful candidate will have three years of housekeeping and supervisory experience. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefit program including medical, dental, vision, 401(k), and prescription drug plan and much more! Individuals with a desire to be part of our winning team should apply online at www.high. net/careers Owned & operated by High Hotels Ltd. POST-OFFER DRUG SCREEN & CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

LAWN DOCTOR

Fertilizer Technician Full time position

Managers/Bartenders Modern nightclub, Wilkes-Barre Area. Must have a following. Salary & some benefits. Mail resume to: PO Box 2827 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

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Logistics/ Transportation

566

JOCKEY TRUCK DRIVER – CDL

BABY SITTER Part time, days. Light cleaning. Dorrance Twp/ Mountaintop Area. 570-760-5470

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527 Food Services/ Hospitality

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

Jockey Truck drivers needed for long term contract in the Hazleton area. Part time available immediately, 10 to 30 hours per week, with possibility of full time. Shift is 6pm to 4am. Seasonal positions also available, Oct through Jan. Drivers must have jockey experience, Class A CDL, and good driving record. Please call Mike at 717-309-0100.

548 Medical/Health

245 Old Lake Rd Dallas, PA 18612 570-639-1885

Nursing Department is looking for RN’S

7-3 every other weekend and Per Diem RN’s for all shifts.

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

HARROLD’S PHARMACY, A GREAT PLACE TO WORK!

FRONT END CLERK

Experienced full time Front End Clerk. Spanish speaking a plus. Fast pasted environment. Multiline phone system. Great customer service skills. 40 hours/week.

ACCOUNTING CLERK

Experienced parttime Accounting Clerk. 15-20 hours/week. Knowledge of Quickbooks a must.

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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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569 Security/ Protective Services

SECURITY OFFICERS

LOOKING FOR SALES REP for Fuel Right ® additives for diesel fuel/heating oil in Eastern PA area. Call 800-642-1910 or email: deb@fuelright.com

522

Education/ Training

Vector Security Patrol has immediate full time and part time openings in Noxen for weekend and evening hours. Previous experience a plus. 800-682-4722 E.O.E

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

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Education/ Training

VIVE Health & Fitness Is aggressively seeking resumes for the following positions: Personal Training, Sales, Group Exercise, Cycling, ZUMBA, Yoga, and Massage Therapy. To be considered please send cover letter and resume to paul@vivehealthandfitness.com

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

554

Production/ Operations

554

Production/ Operations

Printer and Extrusion Process Technicians Offset Printing, Silk Screen, Hot Stamp, Labeler & Extrusion Process Technicians Iridium Industries, Inc., a cutting edge plastics tube manufacturer located in E. Stroudsburg, PA is seeking experienced technicians: Deco Technicians (offset, silk screen, hot stamp and label application) are responsible for the production, set-up, troubleshooting and repair of related equipment. Experienced candidates. must have a minimum of 1-3 years of production or printing press experience.

Other

Do you want the best for today’s children?

566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Apply in person or sent resume to: Harrold’s Pharmacy 179 Old River Road Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Or Fax: 570-824-8730

FT Payroll/AP/HR

1 year experience in nursing facility preferred. E.O.E

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

DIETARY MANAGER Responsible for organizing, coordinating, and maintaining the dietary department, dietary personnel and food production. CDM & long term care experience preferred. Excellent organizational skills and computer skills are required. Apply in person:

Kingston Commons 615 Wyoming Ave Kingston, PA 18704 or E-mail Resume to:

administrator@kingstoncommons.com Drug Free Work Place

E.O.E.

Extrusion Technicians are responsible for performing and maintaining the daily activities associated with the production line. This includes, running, repairing, adjusting and monitoring the production line. Plastics background preferred. Strong mechanical aptitude required. Wages Start at $16.83 up to $18.83 after one year of satisfactory performance and benefits package offered. Must be available all shifts. M-F; 6am-2pm, 2pm-10pm or 10pm-6am. Submit resume that includes relevant experience and skills along with employment history via Email to: HR2@artube.net or fax to 570-476-9800. EOE


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Business Opportunities

BASSINET Moses $60. baby swing $10. Baby bouncer $8. Boys baby clothes $1. each. 570-793-8309

732

Make Your DD 214 Mean more.

JAN-PRO, a rapidly growing, global commercial cleaning franchise network introduces VetConnection, SM the 1st branded commercial cleaning business opportunity created just for Veter ans.

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Exercise Equipment

TREADMILL Manual $25. 570-793-8309

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MEASURABLE CLEANING GUARANTEED RESULTS

Baby Items

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

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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

$ $ $ $ $ 630 Money To Loan “We can erase your bad credit 100% GUARANTEED.” Attorneys for the Federal Trade Commission say they’ve never seen a legitimate credit repair operation. No one can legally remove accurate and timely information from your credit report. It’s a process that starts with you and involves time and a conscious effort to pay your debts. Learn about managing credit and debt at ftc. gov/credit. A message from The Times Leader and the FTC.

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649

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Appliances

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

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

WEST WYOMING 6th Street

OPEN YEAR ROUND SPACE SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT Acres of parking

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

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

774

Restaurant Equipment

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.

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 All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted Highest Prices Paid In CA$H

FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275

570-301-3602

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To place your ad call...829-7130 MICROWAVE CART 2 door storage on bottom, spice shelf on top, nearly new $50. Sump pump, new still in box $50. 8 place setting Holmes & Edwards silverware in hinged wood storage box $10. Long handled garden pick $10. Long handed single edge ax $10. 53 cassette tapes, mostly western $1. each or $50 for all. 35 videos $1. each. 570-675-0920

YARD SALE LEFTOVERS TV $50. Desk $10. 4 drawer filing cabinet $25. Apt. size stove $50, antique vanity with bench $40. Harvard commercial foose ball table $75. Antique wash stand $25. Golf clubs $25. Mosquito mag $60. Antique hi-chair $20. Child’s wooden train platform & train (like Thomas the Train) $40. Plasticville houses $6. & $12. Chevy car rims (4) $80.. after 4pm 570-675-7785

Used, 10 burner, 2 oven base, shelf on rear, lp gas $800 570-675-7423

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Televisions/ Accessories

60 INCH Toshiba Projection HD TV Asking: $200 or best offer call: 570-654-4611

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Mechanic (2nd Shift)

Expanding Second generation, family owned & operated business seeking 2nd shift Mechanic. Pay based on experience. Benefit package available. Fax or Email resume: 970-0858 atowmanparts@aol.com Call: 823-2100. Ask for: Dave or Frank

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:

Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

VALLEY CHEVROLET

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Find A New Friend In The Times Leader Classified

To place an ad call 829-7130 412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

BUYING SPORT CARDS Pay Cash for baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. Also buying comics. 570-212-0398

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

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

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

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Dogs

HANOVER TWP. 800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

CATS (3)

Need good home. Children have allergies. One male neutered and declawed 12 year old, one male neutered 8 year old, one female spayed 11 year old. Good with children. very friendly and sociable. owner heartbroken. Call if you can help. 570-762-1030

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Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address 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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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD PUPS

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

POMERANIAN PUPPIES

AKC, 7 months old, 1 male, 1 female, all shots, 1 all white with a black ear, all black with white. $350 each must sell, we are moving. Housebroken. Call 717-444-0188

YORKIE PUPS

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

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Pet Services

MAKLE LIFE LESS STRESSFUL PUPPY OBEDIENCE 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

GERMAN SHEPHERD purebred pups. $550 less cash discount. 570-836-8044

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

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.

SHAVERTOWN

House for sale on 3 lots, quiet dead end street. Needs updating/TLC. Asking $75,000.00 Call 570-333-5198

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

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

PITTSTON TWP.

938 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

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906 Homes for Sale

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

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

1693 Wyoming Ave. Beautiful spacious 1500 sq. ft. 1st floor apt. Hardwood floors, extra large living room with real fireplace, large formal dining room, 3 bedrooms with closets. 1 full bath with wall to wall tiler, washer/dryer hookup in basement. Deck off back. Off street parking with garage. $900 month plus utilities. No pets. Application and employment verification. Call 570-239-1010

Apartments/ Furnished

EFFICIENCY

for one person, fully furnished, nonsmoking, no pets $550/month. Call (570) 498-6914

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom 1/2 double. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-899-8877 or 570-479-6722

EDWARDSVILLE

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

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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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Clean 4 room 2nd floor. Appliances. Covered parking. Non smoking, cat considered, starting at $700/month. 570-714-2017

GLEN LYON

1 bedroom, new wall to wall, freshly painted, fridge and stove incl. $575/mo plus security. Heat, water, sewer, trash included. Tenant pays electric 201-304-3469

HANOVER TOWNSHIP West End Road

Clean & bright 3 bedroom apartments. Heat, water, garbage & sewer included with appliances. Off street parking. No pets, non smoking, not section 8 approved. References, security, first and last months rent. $725/month 570-852-0252

KINGSTON - 2 APTS.

902 MARKET ST. One very large 2 bedroom apartment washer/ dryer hookup, all appliances, recently renovated, quiet neighborhood, landlord pays water. $650/ month per unit. 3-5 ROSS ST. 1 & 2 bedrooms available. Private parking. Quiet neighborhood. $600 and $650. 1 month rent & security. Available now! Near college. 570-656-7125

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KINGSTON

2 bedroom. Remodeled. Stove, refrigerator Washer/ dryer hookup. $675 Heat included. Call 570-814-0843

KINGSTON

2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen & bath. Water, hot water & heat included. New carpet. $650/month + security. Off street parking. Refrigerator & stove. Students Welcome! Call (973)768-3801

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KINGSTON

FORTY FORT All utilities included.

WILKES-BARRE

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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

KINGSTON 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

KINGSTON

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, oversized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110

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KINGSTON

KINGSTON Bring Rover or Kitty & move right in. 2 bedroom apt. Off street parking, coin laundry on premises. $600/month + gas, heat & electric. Call 570-262-1577

KINGSTON FIRST FLOOR 2 bedroom, wash-

er / dryer hookup. Gas heat. No smoking, pets. $650 + utilities, security. 570-709-4795

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KINGSTON

Large 2 bedroom 2nd floor apartment. $675/mo. + utilities. Sun porch & private laundry area, all appliances included. No smoking, no pets. Requires 1 year lease, first & last months rent, credit check and references. Call 570-239-9447.

KINGSTON

Modern, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, off-street parking, no pets, $495/month, plus utilities & security. Call 706-5628

KINGSTON MUST SEE!! Elegant 3rd floor of historic home in charming neighborhood with 2 bedrooms & full bath. kitchen with stainless steel fridge, oven, microwave, dishwasher, washer/dryer, garbage disposal. newly renovated throughout, with all hardwood floors, private deck, 2 car garage with remote, central air, security system, wifi, intercom & keyless entry. pets negotiable/ no smoking. Rent $1,300 + security/references. Call 570-288-6686.

Townhouse conveniently located on residential street, ultra modern, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, large eat-in kitchen, central air, gas heat, off street parking, outside maintenance provided, heat & utilities by tenant, no pets, no smoking, 1 year lease, and 1 month security. Call

ROSEWOOD REALTY LLC

570-287-6822

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

LARKSVILLE

Very nice, clean, 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, w/d hookup, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking. $600 + security & utilities. No pets. 570-954-5903

LARKSVILLE FREE HEAT 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, off-street parking, small pets OK. $600/month + 1 month deposit. Call 570-262-1577

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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


Apartments/ Unfurnished

LUZERNE

LUXURIOUS/ UNITS America Realty Managed 570-288-1422

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.

MOOSIC

5 rooms 1st floor heat and water furnished. $745 4 rooms 2nd floor heat and water furnished. $675 Security and references 570-457-7854

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.

PITTSTON

2 apartments available Large 1 bedroom apartment, washer/dryer hookup, water, sewer & heat included, off street parking, $675/month + security 1st floor, 2nd floor apt is $650/month + security. Please call 570-443-0770

PITTSTON MUST SEE!!!! Modern 1 bedroom,

Apartments/ Unfurnished

PLAINS

2nd floor, small 2 bedroom. Large fenced yard. Small pets OK. $450 + security deposit. Includes water & sewer. Call Tom at 570-574-6261

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PLYMOUTH

TWO SPACIOUS APARTMENTS: 2 BEDROOM 1 bath + office space / nursery. $750. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath + office space/nursery $850. Very clean living space. Tenant pays utilities. Very affordable sewer/off street parking included. New carpet throughout. Contact 570-855 8781 for more details to set up a walk through. NO SECTION 8. NO CEO. No smoking indoors. We are looking for reliable trustworthy people to rent clean living space. CLOSE TO WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL AND MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

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

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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

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WILKES-BARRE

264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $650/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 570-855-4744 646-712-1286

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Garages

PITTSTON GARAGE SPACE

AVAILABLE $70/month. Ideal for cars, small boats, RV’s, trailers, etc. 570-430-9537

950

WILKES-BARRE West River St.

Stay Warm This Winter Huge 3-4 bedroom, with heat included, 3rd floor, great views from private balcony, near Wilkes and downtown. $840/month Pets OK with additional rent. Call 570-798-7051

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Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

EXETER/WYOMING

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

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

Rte. 315 2,400 Sq. Ft. professional office space with beautiful view of Valley & Casino. will divide office / retail Call 570-829-1206

PLYMOUTH

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3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. $650 + utilities & security. Small pets OK with extra security. Call 570-262-1577

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315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 570-829-1206

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

KINGSTON

near school, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, all appliances, fenced yard, off street parking, deck, beautiful home. $975 / month, 1st, last & security. Call 570-714-3693

PITTSTON

Half Doubles

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

953 Houses for Rent

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

To place your ad call...829-7130 953 Houses for Rent

BACK MOUNTAIN

LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. Full kitchen, dining and living room. Large unfinished basement, Reserved parking. Large patio deck. $1,400 per month plus utilities. 1 year lease. Security deposit and credit check required. Available immediately. Call 570 762-3640.

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

PRINGLE 38 Hurbane St.

Central location. 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, all new appliances. Off street parking. Lease/security. Pets negotiable. $775 + utilities. 570-237-0275

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Chimney Service

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Concrete & Masonry

H O S CONSTRUCTION

Licensed - Insured Certified - Masonry Concrete - Roofing Quality Craftsmanship Guaranteed Unbeatable Prices Senior Citizen Discounts Free Estimates 570-574-4618 or 570-709-3577

1057Construction & Building FATHER & SON CONSTRUCTION Interior & Exterior Remodeling Jobs of All Sizes 570-814-4578 570-709-8826

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Hauling & Trucking

A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582 ALWAYS READY HAULING Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754

1162 Landscaping/ Garden TOUGH BRUSH & TALL GRASS Mowing, edging, mulching, shrubs & hedge shaping. Tree pruning. Garden tilling. Summer Clean Ups. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. Free Estimates 570-829-3261

1189 Miscellaneous Service

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

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Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

PSYCHIC MASTER D

Psychic Advisor/Consultant Tarot-Crystal Revelations 570-301-7776

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Painting & Wallpaper

ALL PHASE PAINT COMPANY

Aluminium Siding Refinishing Experts You Name It, We Know How to Paint It! Over 30 Years Experience 570-313-2262

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Paving & Excavating

Mountain Top

PAVING & SEAL COATING Patching, Sealing, Residential/Comm Licensed & Insured PA013253 570-868-8375

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Photo Services

PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY Adults & Children Black & White Silver Prints call MCPHOTO 570.822-2766 Wilkes-Barre

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Roofing & Siding

J & F CONSTRUCTION All types of roofing. Repairs & Installation 25 Years Experience Licensed/Insured Free Estimates Reliable Service 570-855-4259

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Roofing & Siding

SUMMER ROOFING McManus

Construction Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers. 570-735-0846

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Window Service

PJ’s Window Cleaning & Janitorial Services Windows, Gutters, Carpets, Power washing and more. INSURED/BONDED. 570-283-9840

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Construction Licensed, Insured. Everyday Low Prices. 3,000 satisfied customers. 570-735-0846

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SUMMER ROOFING McManus

Commercial Properties

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 971 Vacation & Resort Properties

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

BLACK LAKE, NY

Come relax & enjoy great fishing & tranquility at it’s finest. Housekeeping cottages on the water with all the amenities of home.

NEED A VACATION? Call Now!

(315) 375-8962 www.blacklake4fish.com daveroll@blacklakemarine.com

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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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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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