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Do you use Pinterest? Why or why not?

John Popko

Nikki M. Mascali

“No. I’m waiting for them to invite me.”

“Nope, I can’t handle another social-media site!”

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Shelby Kremski

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“No. I still use a cork board. I guess that either makes me old or anti-social.”

“Yep, it fuels my gardening obsession.”

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“I don’t have the time to be a pinner.”

“No. I don’t need another online addiction.”

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“Yes — I can plan outfits, recipes and home decor all in one place!”

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Letter from the editor

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t seems every time you turn around, there’s a new social-networking website waiting to entice us. Truth be told, I’d never been on any of those sites until I started working here at the Weekender. And that first site was MySpace. I know, I’d scoff, too. I never wanted to be on Facebook, so I skipped right over it and graduated to Twitter when MySpace grew tiresome. When I did eventually get Facebook, much to my chagrin, like many, I became obsessed with it for awhile, but I still love Twitter the most. Tweets are so much more condensed, and you don’t have to sift through people’s lengthy diatribes about everything and anything. Yes, there are still the opinionated rants on Twitter,

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but at least they’re only 140 characters! So when Pinterest recently began gaining momentum among staffers and our friends, we asked, “WTF is Pinterest? Should we be on it?” Staff Writer-turnedcorrespondent Stephanie DeBalko took to the site to investigate … and never returned. She’s a full-fledged pinning fiend now, so I’ll let her tell you all about the wonders of Pinterest (p. 1415). Also in this week’s issue, you can read about Empire of the Sea, a Wilkes-Barre-based band that will celebrate the release of its new album at its performance as part of the 7th Annual Steamtown Original Music Showcase (p. 16). Plus, Estella Sweet is back with “Life is a Drag” to answer some more reader questions (p. 41), and Tim Hlivia touts the multiple benefits of strength training in “Just For the Health of It” (p. 44). As for me, this will be my final “Letter from the Editor” here at the Weekender, but you can find out a little more about that by turning to page p. 8. As always, thanks for reading! -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

Online comment of the week.

The Fake ESPN @TheFakeESPN Lance Armstrong 13th most followed athlete on Twitter, and 2nd most followed single testicle in the history of the world just behind Hitler.

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HAVE CLOTHES, WILL TRAVEL Vagabonds USA finds a home in the Valley.

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THIS JUST IN ... 7 SPEAK & SEE ... 13 CONCERTS ... 20-21 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ... 22 AGENDA ... 28, 34, 39, 42, 45, 48 THEATER ... 31 CAR & BIKE ... 51

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STAGE & SCREEN “SEXSQUATCH” … 26 MOVIE REVIEW … 27 NOVEL APPROACH … 31 STARSTRUCK … 40 THE RALPHIE REPORT … 40 LIFE IS A DRAG … 41

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WORDS … 8 NEWS OF THE WEIRD ... 10 PUZZLE … 28 VAGABONDS USA … 30 BITCH & BRAG … 43

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TECH TALK … 25 SORRY MOM & DAD … 42 JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT … 44 MOTORHEAD … 50 GET YOUR GAME ON … 52 SHOW US SOME SKIN … 52 SIGN LANGUAGE … 57 MAN OF THE WEEK … 69 MODEL OF THE WEEK … 70

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FANS GET IN THE CABINET Fresh off appearances at Floyd Fest, The Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Music Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more, NEPA’s own Cabinet will host “Cabinet Sessions” Thursday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept 23. These series of recording sessions will be held at Windmill Agency Studios (1457 Mt. Cobb Road, Lake Ariel) and will become the band’s sophomore album; they will also include a limited number of fans to join them as a live audience. The album is set to be released via Ropeadope Records Nov. 20 and will feature nine songs from these sessions. To help cover studio costs, the band teamed up with pledgemusic.com; 5 percent of the band’s post-goal funds will be donated to Farm Aid. Tickets for “Cabinet Sessions” are $40 for general admission via only pledgemusic.com. Visit cabinetmusic.com/sessions for more info. FIRMA & FLIGHT The Linder Gallery at Keystone College (One College Green, La Plume) will present the sculptures of Scranton artist Denis Yanashot Sept. 16-Oct. 19. The exhibit, “Terra Firma and the Spirit of Flight,” features an artist reception Sunday, Sept. 16 from 4-6 p.m., which is open to the public. Yanashot is a graduate of Keystone College and teaches art at Riverside High School. This exhibition is the result of his participation in the 2012 NEPA Regional Art exhibit, for which he received the Best of Show award and a One-Person Exhibit award at Keystone College. For info and gallery hours, call 570.945.8335.

ing 877.682.4791 or online at mountairycasino.com. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., first bout is at 7:30 p.m. Rodriguez and Webster will host an after-party in Gypsies Nightclub. A FLOOD OF MEMORIES “One Year Later: A Retrospective Look at the Flood of the Susquehanna River in West Pittston, Penna” will be held at T.W. Shoemaker Art Gallery (312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming) Saturday, Sept. 8-Saturday, Oct. 27. A gallery reception and neighborhood sidewalk sale that will benefit the West Pittston Library will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more info, visit facebook.com/twshoemakerart.

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GARFUNKEL IN HAZLETON Multiple Grammy Award winner Art Garfunkel will perform at the Alice Wiltsie Performing Arts Center (700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton) Saturday, Oct. 6. Garfunkel’s career spans from the first Simon & Garfunkel album in 1964 to “The Singer,” which was released this week. The two-CD retrospective includes Garfunkel’s personal track-by-track explanations of songs like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and more. Tickets are $37-$62 and are available via wiltsiecenter.org. FALLING FORWARD Falling In Reverse’s headlining tour, with openers Enter Shikari, I See Stars and Letlive, will stop at The Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m. and are $18 in advance and $20 at the door. For more info, visit fallinginreverse.com.

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FIGHTING CHANCE W “Labor Day Fight Night” will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at Mount Airy Casino Resort (312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono). The event is presented by the casino and KEA Boxing Promotions and features undefeated super middleweight Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster, welterweight and KEA Boxing prospect Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez of Union City, N.J. Also scheduled are Angel Ocasio, Robert “RJ” Sockwell, a special four-round women’s contest featuring Liz Sherman, heavyweight Joe Cusumano , David “The Riot” Curiel and welterweight Tommy “The Razor Rainone. Tickets are priced at $35’Labor Day Fight Night’ will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at $65 and are available by call- Mount Airy Casino Resort.


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John Popko & I at a Weekender Halloween party many moons ago. adorned my walls as a hair metalloving teen, meet and tell the stories of some very interesting interviewees and, which was always the very best part to me, write for a living. Especially when I got to write about my two loves: Music and food, via my weekly Dish column and a very long, delicious run as Mystery Mouth. In addition to honing my skills as a writer and editor, I’ve made friends with staffers past and present (and their friends) who are now among my closest cohorts. There are so many tales to tell — or not, now that I think about it — of some of the wild and crazy times we’ve had as a team at events like Scranton Parade Days, Readers’ Choice and the Model of the Year parties over the years. Hell, even most of our staff meetings are pretty entertaining.

Myself, former Staff Writer Stephanie DeBalko & Account Executive Shelby Kremski at this year’s Readers’ Choice.

As I think about some of those moments, images flash in my mind like a slideshow, but it’s hard to pick ones that stick out as “the best,” or “the most …” While things weren’t always sunshine and puppies, I can say this: It’s been one hell of a ride, one that I will always hold fondly in my heart — and my portfolio because, let’s admit it, I’ve been able to do some damn cool things here. It’s a big step leaving NEPA, my home for my whole life, for the city, a place I’ve been enthralled with since my parents took me to my first Broadway show when I was 10. It’s scary and sad to leave my friends and most of all my parents, who have been such a support system; not having them a mere 10 minutes away is going to take some getting used to. And as bittersweet as it is to leave this paper, it’s heartbreaking to leave them. While I’ll always treasure the education I got at Luzerne County Community College, everything I am I learned from you, Mom and Denny. You will be missed every single day … but at least this is what it took for you two to finally get cell phones! (I promise, you’ll thank me.) And finally, thank you, NEPA, for reading the Weekender, and in turn, my writing, for the past six and a half years. W

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From a July report on NewZimbabwe.com (motto: “The Zimbabwe News You Trust”): On July 11, as many as 26 women in two villages presided over by Chief Njelele of Gokwe awoke missing their panties, which were later found in a heap down the road, with 17 pairs “positively identified” by the victims. Just as the chief was making arrangements to bring in a “prophet” to find the evil local “wizard,” a huge owl swooped down a few feet away and carried off a dog. “It’s mind-boggling what’s going on in the area,” the chief said. THE LITIGIOUS SOCIETY – If Megan Duskey’s parents had been with her that night in 2010, they perhaps would have insisted she (dressed as the comic book hero Silver Spectre) not try to slide down the railing during the Halloween-themed ball at Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton hotel, but she did slide down, and she fell four floors to her death. Nonetheless, in July 2012, the parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit against Hilton and other entities, claiming that the death of Ms. Duskey at age 23 was the hotel’s and the sponsors’ fault.

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IRONIES – Karma: (1) In July a 30-yearold man suspected of skipping out on a bar bill at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manchester, N.H., did not make it far. As he tried to hop an iron fence, he impaled his leg and eventually required eight firefighters to rescue him using hydraulic cutting tools. (2) Greyston Garcia, 26, who was cleared of murder charges in January under Florida’s “stand your ground” defense (even though he had chased the victim more than a block to stab him to death after the man took his radio), was inadvertently killed in June by random gang gunfire in Miami. – Csanad Szegedi, a member of the European Parliament representing the anti-Semitic Jobbik Party of Hungary (a party whose presidential candidate described Jews as “lice-infested”), resigned in August after admitting that he had learned two years earlier that his own mother was (and therefore he is) a Jew. Initially, Szegedi tried to quash the revelation via bribery but eventually resigned, apologized and vowed to pay respects at Auschwitz. ALL IN THE MIND – Mark Worsfold, 54, a former

British soldier and martial arts instructor, was sitting along a road on July 28 watching the Olympic men’s cycling race when he was detained because police on security alert said his “behavior” had “caused concern.” According to a report in The Guardian, Worsfold, after being handcuffed and taken to a police station, was told he was arousing suspicion because he “had not been seen to be visibly enjoying the event,” to which he replied, truthfully, that he has Parkinson’s disease, which causes facial rigidity. (After two hours of detention, he was released without charges.) – Dennis Brown, 55, was arrested in August in Tyler, Texas, after police saw him taking pictures, surreptitiously, of women and high school girls near Robert E. Lee High School. Since people in public spaces generally have no legal expectation of privacy, Brown could not normally be charged with a crime. However, Brown admitted to police that the mundane photos of the clothed women were for his sexual enjoyment. He was perhaps unaware of a Texas Penal Code provision that requires consent for any type of photo of another person if it is for “sexual gratification” (a motive that, regarding ordinary photographs, is nearly impossible to prove — unless the accused volunteers it). PERSPECTIVE Problems of the First World: Third World teenagers often must deal with conscription, sweatshop labor and life as street beggars, but in affluent New York City (according to a June report in The New York Times), a major anxiety of teen and almost-teen girls is having to endure sleepaway summer camp with hairy legs. Said celebrity makeup designer Bobbi Brown, “If she’s going to be in a bunk with all these girls,”

and “insecure” about lip or leg hair, “You do whatever you can do to make her feel good.” (Seemingly drawing on the Times story, Uni K Waxing of New York City announced a July-only special – with girls 15 and under receiving a 50 percent discount on bikini-waxing.) RECURRING THEMES As the frenzied pace of contemporary life becomes less appealing, Dull Men’s Clubs have grown since their News of the Weird mention in 2007. A July Wall Street Journal dispatch from Pembroke, Mass., revealed recent themes for that club’s excitementchallenged members, including why one of them carries a spoon everywhere and the old standbys of which way toilet paper should hang and the wisdom of a city’s street grid system. DullMensClub.com has about 5,000 members who always, according to legend, “think inside the box” about such topics as remembering to keep their staplers filled and which way, in airports around the world, luggage carousels turn (clockwise or counter- clockwise). THE PERVO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY Christian Hobbs, 44, was arrested in Salem, N.H., in August after a woman discovered him underneath her mobile home, looking up at her through a hole in the floor of her bathroom. The woman said Hobbs had sold her the home two years ago and recently done some handyman work for her, leading to this unauthorized modification. Police said Hobbs had taken cellphone video of the woman and her toddler in the bathroom and that the food, beverages and tissues found underneath the home suggested that Hobbs had been there for as long as two days. W

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POETIC 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 • Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop: Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College. Free. Hour-long, informal. Themed, open to public. 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.

STACKS Writing Group Every other Tues., 6 p.m., The Banshee, (320 Penn Ave., Scranton). Info: stackswritinggroup@gmail.com VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • “Users” Russ Noto: Sept. 6-28. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.

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, Gallery 13. 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.

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.everhartmuseum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • “BEEyond,” featuring an artistic exploration via the lens of

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. The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art (Marywood University, first floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts, 570.348.6211 ext. 2428, marywood.edu/galleries) Hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m. • Selections from The Maslow Collection

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. • “Riverworks III” Lackawanna River Corridor Association, Celebrating 25 Years: Sept. 6-29. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Theme is the river and its watershed. Info: lrca.org Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry 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. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-8:20 p.m. Call for info.

Marquis Art and Frame (515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313) • Linda Keck Exhibit “Watercolor Explorations:” through Sept. 5.

• Local photographers James Chesnick and John Kopp: through Oct. 21. Back gallery. 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.

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. • Selected: Keystone Alumni Group Exhibit: Sept. 7-29. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-10 p.m. Complimentary food, drink. 3-D sculpture, drawings, paintings, photographs, more by Sean Costello, Matt Mroz, Alex Seeley, Erica Simon, Sara Snodgrass, Michael Swanson. 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 Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.lu-

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:” through Oct. 21. Reception Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m. Largeformat 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. Suraci Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m. • 9x9x3: New Visions-Textile Study Group of New York: Sept. 4-Oct. 14. The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton, info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Various pieces from Heidi Van Lueven & Jenna Casaldi: Sept. 7-30. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-10 p.m., includes light fare, drink and live music. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-Barre, 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 Rich Howells, 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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potato recipes, and as a bookmark, they might say ‘Stephanie’s sweet potatoes,’ ‘best sweet potatoes’ or ‘my mom’s sweet potatoes.’ If they were bookmarked, I would have to call up a webpage to see which was which, but with Pinterest, I have a snapshot that makes the recipe I want recognizable.”

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ext week, I’m going to start a five-day vegan cleanse, and while I’m doing that, I’m planning my fall wardrobe, full of scarves, lace and riding boots. When I’m done with the cleanse, I’m making brownie batter dip, cake batter cheesecake bars and skinny baked potato soup, either to take to a party or to binge on by myself. And I got every single part

of that plan from one place: Pinterest. “What the heck is Pinterest?” is a question you may have been asking yourself since the social networking website gained popularity over the past few months, and a couple of weeks ago I might have been right there with you. But when I started actively “pinning” things as part of my research for this story, I found that the virtual pinboard revolutionized the way I think

about baking, decorating and even the way I do my hair. Not only can I bookmark things I see on the web, I can also find ideas I never would have thought of on my own. Once you join Pinterest — which once required an invitation but no longer does — you’re free to start browsing the pins either by how recently they’ve been posted or by category, like women’s fashion, tattoos and weddings. Each pin is a photo

that links back to wherever it came from: A blog, retail website, etc. You can repin other people’s pins, and the photo will still link back to the original content. And as you start pinning, you build boards. For example, I have a recipe board called “Get In My Belly” and a fashion inspiration board called “Blue Sunday.” “It is different from bookmarking because it’s organized into categories, and it is visual,” said Mariel Yuhas, a NEPA native currently living in Oregon, who is a regular pinner. “Maybe I have three sweet

Pinterest so addicting — and make no mistake, it is addicting. I find myself checking it when I wake up in the morning and when I’m going to bed. So does Amanda Greene of 98.5 KRZ, who declared Pinterest “an obsession.” “I resisted in the beginning, too,” she said. “I was like, ‘Oh, that seems too time consuming, I don’t want to have anything to do with it.’ And then once I started, I was sucked in.” But at least it’s a useful addiction. “It raises the bar … I’m a crafty person, so I take a lot of these ideas, and I use them,” Green said, referring to the infinite amount of pins relating to do-it-yourself projects, crafts and fashionable ensembles. “So if you’re someone who likes to cook or likes crafts or is into projects, it’s your paradise, because there are endless ideas on here.” And part of its appeal is the fact that it’s got everything — it’s not just a baking blog or a retail outlet. You can just as easily have a board about leather booties as you can about books and movies you want to read and see. Curating those varied interests is part of what the founders had in mind when they established the site. We tried to set up an interview with someone from the company, but they couldn’t accommodate because, according to a representative, they’re “very product-focused


genders more consistently, but in the meantime, he thinks the site has potential. “Pinterest very much complements both Facebook and Twitter, but I don’t see it, even over the next six months or the next year, as being just a top dog in the world of social media,” he said. “I think there’s still a lot of work to be done, and I think there’s still a lot of awareness to be raised about Pinterest, really. It’s a funky kind of platform, but I think it will be useful down the road.” Sara Tompkins, search engine optimization specialist at Solid Cactus, agreed, and she also seemed to have a lot of faith in the platform — in both the individual and business senses. “A lot of people have mixed views on Pinterest,” she said. “I, for one, love it, and I think it’s great, and I really hope that it does pull through

as far as social media goes. u Because I don’t know if you att remember Google Plus, that wass was something everybody wa hey so excited about … When they finally realized what it was ndd and got on it, they were kind of bored. tha hatt “And a lot of people say that Pinterest is along the same lines, where it’s a fad, but I use us don’t think that at all because be people are always going to be y ys visual and people are always going to want to engage, especially with their brand and the brands that they’re loyal to.” W

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at the moment,” which points to the growth they’re trying to build. But in a private YouTube video they provided us, co-founder Evan Sharp made the following statement: “I think that was our big, big revelation, the idea that curating is actually a form of creation; that choosing what to include in a collection or what not to include is actually choosing a point of view. And that collecting is not just personal, but it’s actually a way of expressing how you see the world, and that that, in turn, that expression of how you see the world, compels other people to curate their point of view.” This was something Yuhas noticed after using the platform for a short time. “I feel like as I develop my boards I’m curating an image of myself based on my interests around the web,” she shared. In fact, “curate” is a buzz word that seems to be thrown around quite a bit when referring to Pinterest.

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Clockwise from top: Elaborate hairstyles become less intimidating with the help of tutorials available through Pinterest. Thanks to Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to turn doors like this into a headboard or coffee table. Home updates are easier when you know what not to do thanks to previous Pinterest pinners. Your recipe repertoire will be infinitely expanded with the food and drink listings on Pinterest.

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he same curated collections that can tell a lot about a person can also work wonders for a business. “A lot of the social media outlets out there – Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn – there’s a lot of text going on,” said Mike McGinley, search engine marketing manager at local eCommerce solutions provider Solid Cactus and an avid pinner. “When you’re on Pinterest, you’re constantly looking at all these different photos, and that’s what people love — people love images of people and things and products; they don’t just want to read text. So it’s a great way for potential and existing customers to be linked back to your website via Pinterest.” McGinley did note that he hopes the largely femaledriven content will soon expand to appeal to both


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71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - Doo Wop “Plus”: Sept. 28, 7 p.m., $29.50-$49.50 - Celtic Thunder: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., $65-$75 - Primus 3-D: Oct. 16, 8 p.m., $42.10$52.85 - Jackson Browne / Sara Watkins: Oct. 18, 8 p.m., $39-$66 - Hal Holbrook: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $45$55 - Straight No Chaser: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $36.45-$46.70 - Bruce Hornsby: Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $29.50-$75 - Liza Minnelli: Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $69-$150 - Brian Regan: Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $39.50

570.325.0249 mauchchunkoperahouse.com - Childhood’s End (Pink Floyd tribute): Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $22.85 - The Allentown Band: Sept. 2, $8-$15 - CBW (Coryell, Bailey, White): Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $28 - Real Diamond (Neal Diamond tribute): Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $23 - Enter the Haggis: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $23 - The Fishtank Ensemble: Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $15 - Ted Vigil’s Tribute to John Denver Tribute: Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $25 - The Lyra Trio: Sept. 30, $25 - Pianist Dr. George Fiore: Oct. 5, $15 - The Battlefield Band: Oct. 6, $15 - Donna The Buffalo: Oct. 12, $25 - Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $24 - Manhattan Lyric Opera: Oct. 14, 5 p.m., $25 - Jonathan Edwards / Michael Martin Murphey: Oct 19, 8 p.m., $34 - Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $24 - Swearingen & Kelli: Oct. 21, 6 p.m., $12 - The Badlees: Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m., $17 - Badge (Eric Clapton tribute): Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $23 - Claire Lynch and the Front Porch String Band: Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m., $20 - The “The Band” Band “Last Waltz”

Celebration: Nov. 10, 7 p.m., $8 p.m. - Start Making Sense / The Great White Caps: Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m., $20

MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - American Idol Live: Sept. 6, 7 p.m., $29.50-$65 - Eric Church / Justin Moore / Kip Moore: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. $37.50$47.50 - TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour Live: Sept. 16, 6 p.m. $20-$53 - Dayglow Life in Color: Sept. 20, $57.60-$84.45 - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Barnum Bash: Nov. 1-4, TIMES VARY, $33.85-$93.75 - Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever: Dec. 2, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. $26-$60 - Monster Jam: March 8-10, TIMES VARY, $34.55-$50 - Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes: March 15-17, TIMES VARY, $20.60-$40.10

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute): Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Free Admission - Sandra Bernhard: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$30 - Michael Feinstein: Oct. 6, 8 p.m., $30-$40 - Stylistics: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $30-$40 - The Trammps: Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $20-$30

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Live Wire / Completely Unchained: Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $30 - Safetysuit / Taylor Berrett: Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., $20.25 - Tracy Lawrence: Sept. 14, 8 p.m., $28-$43 - Screening of “The Last Ride, a story of Hank Williams:” Sept. 16, 7 p.m. - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $32 - Rubix Kube: Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $28 - Herman’s Hermits / Peter Noone: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $27-$42 - Tanya Tucker: Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $29$44 - Paul Revere and the Raiders: Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $27-$42 - Martina McBride: Oct. 28, 8 p.m., $62-$85 - Uriah Heep: Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $22 - Umphrey’s McGee / The Bright Light Social Hour: Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $27.50 - Ryan Pelton: Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $22-$37 - Lonestar: Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $49.25$65.25

- Dark Star Orchestra: Nov. 21, 8 p.m., $32 - Travis Tritt: Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $37-$52 - Blue Oyster Cult: Dec. 7, 8 p.m., $35.75 - The Lettermen: Dec. 8, 8 p.m., $27$42 - Ernie Haase / Signature Sound: Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $20-$35 - Rita Coolidge: Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $19-$34

POCONOTES LLC

888.800.POCO www.poconotes.com - Spencer Bohren w/ Ed Randazzo & Bret Alexander: Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton). $20 advance via Duffy Accessories (218 Linden St., Scranton), Nada & Co. (137 Wyoming Ave., Scranton) or via PocoNotes; $25 at door

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Mike Miz: Aug. 30, 8 p.m. - Anders Osborne: Aug. 31, 9 p.m., $15-$25 - Misty Mountain (Led Zeppelin tribute): Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $5-$10 - Cabinet: Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $8-$12 - Ol’ Cabbage (Phish tribute): Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Miz / Big Daddy Love: Sept. 14, 8 p.m., $8-$12 - Suze / Flabberghaster: Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Royal Scam (Steely Dan tribute): Sept. 22, 7 p.m., $10-$15 - Alan Evans Trio / XVSK: Sept. 26, 9 p.m., $12-$18 - Brothers Past: Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $10-$15 - The Woody Browns Project / Muppet / The Big Dirty: Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $5-$8

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

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 students - The Four Freshmen: April 20, 8 p.m., $25-$30, $15 students

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

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

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Steve Vai / Beverly McClellan: Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., $30-$45 - Barstool Blackout F*ckin Foam: Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $30 - Wu-Block: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $30 - Keller Williams: Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $20 advance, $22 day of - Medeski, Martin & Wood: Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $25-$32 - Falling In Reverse / Enter Shikari / I See Stars / Letlive: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m., $18 advance, $20 day of (on sale 8/31, 10 a.m.)

7TH ANNUAL STEAMTOWN ORIGINAL MUSIC SHOWCASE

steamtownshowcase.com - Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at various venues in downtown Scranton. Features Graces Downfall, My Pet Dragon, Super Bob, The Ballroom Thieves, OurAfter, more. $10 GA, via ticketfly.com, 21+.

TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton - Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $50.85-$185

VINTAGE THEATER

326 Spruce St., Scranton info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com - Grand reopening Party ft. A Fire With Friends / Days In Transit / Zach Graham / Matt Montella, more: Sept. 14 - Those Clever Foxes/ Edelweiss / Shop Local: Sept. 22 - Lesser Animals EP release / The Chet Williams Band / Halfling: Sept. 29 - Deep Squad: Oct. 6 - Aayu / The Van Allen Belt: Oct. 12 - Masquerade Dance Party ft. The Great Party / Shayfer James: Oct. 26, all-ages - Eye On Attraction: Nov. 3 - EWW Yaboo / Kid Icarus / Mock Sun: Nov. 10 PHILADELPHIA

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52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia Phone: 215.893.1999 - Bon Iver: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.

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Devil went down to Lakeville 75-year-old country rock legend Charlie Daniels, known best for the number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009 along with Chet Atkins, Billy Cox, Dick Dale, Victor Feldman, Fred Foster, Paul Riser, and Toto. The Charlie Daniels Band will be performing rock, country, bluegrass, blues and gospel — all quintessentially Southern music — at Cove Haven Entertainments Resorts on Sept. 2.

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Bloc Party / Ceremony: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - Metric: Sept. 22, 7 p.m. - David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept. 27, 8 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - Kreator / Accept / Swallow The Sun: Sept. 6, 7 p.m. - Michael Kiwanuka: Sept. 20, 8 p.m. - Morbid Angel / Dark Funeral / Grave: Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

For more information on tickets, visit covepoconoresorts.com. Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Steve Angello: Sept. 7, 8 p.m. - Barstool Blackout Tour Foam: Sept. 14, 9 p.m. - Hatebreed: Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. - Nightwish: Sept. 16, 8 p.m. - Amon Tobin: Sept. 17, 8 p.m. - Tyga: Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m. - Down: Sept. 26, 8 p.m. - The Afghan Whigs: Sept. 27, 8:30 p.m. - Minus the Bear: Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m. - Two Door Cinema Club: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

7 p.m. - Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra: Sept. 10, 7 p.m. - Kendrick Lamar / Ab Soul / Jay Rock: Sept. 13, 7 p.m. - Owl City: Sept. 14, 7 p.m. - David Nail / Drake White / Matt Gary: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - Beats Antique: Sept. 21, 8 p.m. - Epic Kings & Idols Tour ft. Katatonia / Devin Townsend, more: Sept. 22, 6 p.m. - Gossip: Sept. 25, 7 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Safetysuit / Taylor Berrett: Sept. 7,

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Steve Vai / Beverly McClellan: Aug. 30, 8 p.m. - Joe Jackson Band: Sept. 18, 7:30

SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. - Florence & the Machine: Sept. 18, 7 p.m. - Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 19, 7 p.m. - Gotye / Missy Higgins / Jonti: Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

WELLS FARGO CENTER Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 - Peter Gabriel: Sept. 21, 8 p.m. - Rush: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Tiesto: Oct. 8, 7 p.m. - Carrie Underwood / Hunter Hayes: Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

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HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM 311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Amon Tobin: Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

GIANT CENTER

950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911 - Brad Paisley / The Band Perry / Scotty McCreery: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - The Heavy: Aug. 30, 7 p.m. - Potato: Sept. 9, 11:59 p.m. - Owl City: Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.

HERSHEYPARK STADIUM

100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911 - Rock Allegiance feat. Stone Temple Pilots / Three Days Grace / Seether / Buckcherry / Daughtry / Fuel / Puddle of Mudd / Black Stone Cherry / Foxy Shazam and more: Sept. 1

IZOD CENTER

50 State Rt. 120 East Rutherford, N.J. - Justin Bieber: Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

SANDS BETHLEHEM

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem - Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang: Sept. 7, 7 p.m. - Gabriel Iglesias: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. - Kansas / King’s X: Sept. 14, 8 p.m. - Celtic Thunder: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. - Larry The Cable Guy: Oct. 6, 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. - Tiesto: Oct. 7, 8 p.m.

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 - Bon Iver: Sept. 19-22, 8 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Dethklok / Lamb of God / Gojira: Aug. 29, 6 p.m.

NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - Dead Can Dance: Aug. 29-30, 8 p.m. - Roxette: Sept. 2, 8 p.m. - Il Volo: Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m. - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 8, 9, 18 and 19, TIMES VARY - ZZ Top: Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. - Nightwish/ Kamelot: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - Tedeschi Trucks Band: Sept. 20-21, 8 p.m. - David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept.

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Darkness 'Cakes' on fun English glam-rock band The Darkness is back following a long hiatus and a fall that was nearly as spectacular as its initial rise to fame. After inimitable lead singer Justin Hawkins left the band in 2006 due to personal issues, the remaining members soldiered on as The Stone Gods, but never achieved much success or garnered much attention. However, as has been the case with so many other bands, fans had reason to rejoice last year as it was announced that the band’s original lineup was reuniting and a new album would be forthcoming. The Darkness’ music has al-

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Tremonti “All I Was” Rating: W W W W

Tremonti comes into own Mark Tremonti certainly didn’t need to make a solo record. As guitarist for bands like mega-successful 1990’s anthem-spewers Creed and its successor, Alter Bridge, he’d already cemented himself among the elite of post-grunge shredders. What makes Tremonti’s solo debut, “All I Was,” special, though, is its marriage of infectious metal-infused riffing and soul-

Woman” or “Concrete.” However, the band does expand its horizons just a bit, with tracks such as the Dokken-esque “Street Spirit (Fade Out),” poppy hooks on “Forbidden Love” and epic album closer, “Love Is Not The Answer” showing some real growth and progression beyond the band’s core sound. “Hot Cakes” is a wonderfully non-serious album in a world where fans and critics take albums much too seriously. While it may not win an award for innovation, “Hot Cakes” is full of catchy rhythms that listeners easily will find themselves humming along to. It’s unlikely that we’ll ever see a concept album or rock-opera type piece from The Darkness; this album is enough to prove to everyone that there is some real talent behind the falsetto screams and buzzsaw guitars. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

baring headspace, all without that tinge of sanctimonious pretense that often drags him down playing behind Creed’s Scott Stapp. This is Tremonti’s declaration of independence, and it rocks hard. This is easily the heaviest project Tremonti, who also handles vocals quite capably here, has ever been involved with. Opener “Leave It Alone” bubbles with a dark sense of melody and crushing licks, setting the stage for pure modern-rock ear candy. “So You’re Afraid” can be interpreted as an amalgam of Exodus-like thrash sweetened with a soaring Breaking Benjamin-style chorus, rivetingly alluding to the song’s lyrical insecurities. Elsewhere, “Brains” steals a page from Sevendust’s syncopated, bottom-bounced rhythms, while “New Way Out” reveals Tremonti’s inner songwriter — the song’s cascading clean/distorted shades echoing his fight for answers to an unknown future as his pristine vocal vibrato carries the line “I hope that there’s just some other way out.” “All I Was,” simply put, is all Tremonti is. He makes a defining musical statement, culling the best sonic aspects of his past work, combining them with his desire to be heard as an individual and unleashing the results with gale-force confidence. If you liked anything at all this guy’s done up until now, you’ll love this. -- Mark Uricheck Weekender Correspondent

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Flobots “The Circle In The Square” Rating: W W W

Flobots blend rock, hip-hop & the profound Since forming in 2005, the always eclectic rock and hip-hop outfit Flobots have been spreading their message through music. The concept of fusing music with politics isn’t a new one, but it is something Flobots — Jesse Walker, Kenny Ortiz, Mackenzie Gault, Jamie Laurie and Stephen Brackett — have done consistently throughout the duration of their career.

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The Darkness “Hot Cakes” The group recently released the long-awaited “The Circle In The Square” via Shanachie Entertainment on Aug. 28. The creation of this latest effort unexpectedly coincided with the first day of Occupy Wall Street in New York. As the band entered the studio to record, what was happening in New York, among other political issues, provided the setting for the album. Flobots’ music is always a unique blend of alternative rock, hip-hop and profound message. Laurie, also commonly known as Jonny 5, is an incredibly talented MC. His passion for politics and music are evident on this release. His spoken-word approach on each track is meshed with inventive rock and is backed by the occasional vocals of his bandmates. The album’s title track seems to grow more intense as the song goes on, as Flobots engage listeners with each word. The rest of the tracks switch from aggressive rock to catchy hip-hop, making Flobots undeniably versatile. “Gonna Be Free” is an intoxicating and upbeat track that’s a highlight, but there are many standouts on this 15song record, which gives “The Circle In The Square” an overall likeability. --- Lisa Schaeffer Weekender Correspondent

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1. Trey Songz: “Chapter V” 2. Kiss: “Destroyer (Resurrected)” 3. Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Last of a Dyin’ Breed” 4. DJ Khaled: “Kiss The Ring” 5. The Darkness: “Hot Cakes”

6. Various artists: “Now 43” 7. Hellyeah: “Band Of Brothers” 8. Rick Ross: “God Forgives, I Don’t” 9. In This Moment: “Blood” 10. 2 Chainz: “Based on a T.R.U. Story”


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Gamification is starting to gain serious traction — so much so that educational institutions like the University of Pennsylvania are offering courses on Gamification and its applications.

Foursquare is a great example of ‘Gamification.’ on Gamification and its applications. Companies like Nike have taken the concept to the next level with Nike+, an app that uses the GPS and accelerometer capabilities of modern phones to track the user’s running progress and that of friends, allowing them to compete for rewards.

Nike+ also offers its users milestones — earn NikeFuel by running or walking, for example, and its system will award badges and trophies that can be shared and seen by other users. For Nike, as a business, this means that their customers are being actively incentivized to continue to purchase Nike prod-

ucts, which brings in direct revenue, and to utilize Nike apps and websites, constantly exposing them to Nike’s marketing messages. But the process can be even simpler. Users can be directed to different areas of a website on “Easter egg hunts” to make them more aware of products, features or marketing messages. They can be rewarded for frequent visits, or for taking actions that generate value or content. Achieving goals is one of the reasons people enjoy playing games. By applying those con-

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The cast of ‘Sexsquatch,’ a film that will premier at Cinema & Drafthouse in Hazleton.

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ccording to legend, there is a very hairy, very horny terror that stalks the woods. Though many say it’s just a myth, its victims are all too aware of its twisted, murderous perversion. It is, of course, the dreaded sexsquatch — a beast with a sexual appetite as large as its fabled feet. It’s also the title of an independent horror film that premieres Thursday, Aug. 30 at Cinema & Drafthouse in Hazleton. “Sexsquatch” is the latest creation from the mind of Chris Seaver of Warlock Home Video. The 60-minute movie premiers as part of a double-feature with another of Seaver’s films, “Geek War,” which the creator describes as, “a dripping, moist love letter to everything geeky.” Hardly a newcomer to the independent horror movie scene, Seaver has a long and storied past that goes back more than 20 years. “I’ve been making movies since I was 7,” he said during a phone interview. “Started Low Budget Pictures when I was 14, and then closed that down last year when I started Warlock.” In total, “Sexsquatch” is just one of nearly 50 features Seaver has worked on, noting that, “Through the years, I’ve made well over a hundred shorts.” He’s even worked on productions for Troma Entertainment

“This is going to be very interesting as people sit down to eat while watching ‘Sexsquatch.’” Director Chris Seaver and Lloyd Kaufman. Audiences should know beforehand, however, that “Sexsquatch” is definitely not for kids. “I don’t know how people are going to take these movies,” Seaver said while discussing the movie’s sex scenes and “extremely vulgar, salty language.” “This is going to be very interesting as people sit down to eat while watching ‘Sexsquatch.’” For the uninitiated, the Cinema & Drafthouse is like dinner and a movie merged into one. Rather than the usual theater seating, there are rows of tables lined up facing the big screen. Viewers can order food and alcoholic beverages from their table as they are served throughout the movie. And though there’s no nudity, between the gore and vulgarity, it might not be something audiences would care to stomach along with a burger and fries. For the right crowd, however, it’s probably going to be a blast — especially for people like Varla Darling.

Darling is the person most responsible for bringing these movies to the Cinema & Drafthouse. Aside from an acting role in “Sexsquatch,” she’s also credited as its makeup artist. “I love horror movies, and I also really like comedy movies,” Darling shared in a sit-down interview with the Weekender. “But I don’t like stuff like ‘Blades of Glory,’ or any of the other cookie-cutter movies that we’re pumping out nowadays. I like campy, slapstick, really over-the-top stuff that can’t really happen. Stuff like ‘Earnest.’” Darling became a fan of Seaver’s after watching one of his movies. “It had pretty much everything I love about horror and comedy movies.” From there, she attended horror movie conventions, like Monster-Mania Con in Cherry Hill, N.J., where she first met Seaver a few years ago. “I didn’t go all fangirl on him, but I was very excited to finally meet him,” she recalled.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Dania Ramirez in a scene from ‘Premium Rush.’

Nothing pedestrian about 'Premium Rush' I n the opening moments of “Premium Rush,” our hero, Wilee, the Columbia University law student turned intrepid bike messenger played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, waxes poetic on riding pell-mell through New York’s busy streets. There’s no stress on his face as he battles noise, pedestrians and taxi cabs. Can anyone remember the last time Gordon-Levitt looked at ease? He’s an outstanding, versatile actor who — twee Web videos with Zooey Deschanel aside — inevitably gravitates toward the somber. Even

“50/50” and “(500) Days of Summer,” his recent extended visits to lightweight fare, had the heavy touches of cancer and romantic anguish. Millions more, of course, know GordonLevitt from his fine work in Christopher Nolan’s “Inception” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” two of the moodiest, most insightful blockbusters to hit the summer multiplex circuit in recent years. Watching Gordon-Levitt nimbly avoid rush-hour traffic and pedal away from bad guys is surprising. Not as much, though, as “Premium Rush”

being a fun, surprisingly smart flick. It won’t turn the actor into a bigger name; the movie only made $6.3 million at the box office this weekend, good for seventh place. That’s fine. By continuing to exhibit common sense regarding projects, even popcorn fare, GordonLevitt has increased audience goodwill. It’s a little gesture with long-term benefits. Consider this: When was the last time you were excited to see a movie featuring Nicolas Cage or Gerard Butler? In “Premium Rush,” Wilee must deliver an envelope from

his girlfriend’s roommate (Jamie Chung) that is desired by NYC detective Bobby Monday (Michael Shannon). Just as Wilee takes off, Monday demands the envelope. The young man refuses, prompting the cop to chase the renegade cyclist — brakes and gears get you killed, man — all through the city’s nooks and crannies. Can Wilee ride like hell and get the delivery to its recipient by 7 p.m.? Will he reconcile with his tough-talking, hard-riding girlfriend (Dania Ramirez), who wants a life beyond the bike? Will Wilee beat his workplace rival (Wole Parks), a wellgroomed braggart who refers to himself in the third-person? Veteran director-screenwriter David Koepp (“Ghost Town”) has such fun with the material that predictability doesn’t matter. He and co-writer John Kamps play with the beat-theclock storyline, jumping back and forth to provide background on the characters, including Shannon’s unhinged detective. Though the city and its tight spaces serve as an

entertaining obstacle course, Koepp loves showing its seedier side, where nail salons and bingo parlors house the underworld’s featured players. And it helps that Koepp doesn’t turn the volume up to 11. The pace is crisp. The camerawork is sharp and quick without inducing dizziness, a miracle for a movie aimed at the Mountain Dew community. Gordon-Levitt, on his gravitas sabbatical, is fine in the lead, though no one will put this in his growing greatest hits collection. The real standout here is Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”) whose eye-popping, foam-at-the-mouth performance gives the energetic proceedings a bracing shot of menace. It’s another element that pushes “Premium Rush” beyond being a teen-friendly chase movie on two wheels. All Gordon-Levitt has to do is ride. No wonder he looks relaxed.

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Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a New York City bike messenger in the film.

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Steamtown National Historic Site Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200 • The “Scranton Limited:” Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+.

BAZAARS/FESTIVALS • 10th Annual Scandinavian Craft Fair Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Central Volunteer Fire Hall (574 Westcolang Road, Lackawaxen). Sponsored by Bernt Balchen Lodge No. 566 Sons of Norway. Vendors: Rosemaling, needlecrafts, jewelry, gifts and specialty items, food and baked goods, flea market. Music, craft demonstrations, ethnic food at Nordic cafe. Info: 570.685.1477 • 25th Annual Felittese

Festival Sept. 7-9. 2-mile race/fun walk Sun., all money raised benefits the organization, Prince of Peace Parish, other local charities. Info: facebook.com/FelitteseAssociation • La Festa Italiana Sept. 1-3, Courthouse Square, Scranton. Info: lafestaitaliana.org • Pocono Garlic Festival Sept. 1-2, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Info: poconogarlic.com • Stroudfest Sept. 1, Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). Info: shermantheater.com

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS American Cancer Society • Drink To Pink Fundraiser for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer: Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Midtown Sports Bar & Grill (Dupont). Drink specials, live music, raffle baskets. Minimum $5 donation. Accepting donations for raffles. Info: mcfadden289@gmail.com, find Facebook

Event, Drink To Pink • Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Wyoming Valley: Oct. American Lung Association • Fight For Air Kick Off Luncheon: Sept. 13, noon-1 p.m., Uno’s Restaurant, Dickson City. RSVP required, call 570.823.2212, leave names/numbers of all attending. To register for Fight For Air Walk, visit lungnfo.org/ Scranton. The Boys & Girls Club of NEPA • Boys & Girls Club of NEPA Kick-off Event: Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m., The Woodlands Inn (Route 315, Wilkes-Barre). RSVP by Sept. 3; 570.342.8709, ext. 110 or jkalasinksi@bgcnepa.org. 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

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Hughestown Hose Company (30 Center St., Hughestown, 654.4188, hughestownfiredept.com) • Annual Pig Roast & Craft Beer Fest: Sept. 1, 5-10 p.m. $20 for food and music, $25 for food, refreshments, and music, $25 advance tickets or $30 at the door. 25 different refreshments available including Susquehanna Brewery. Kick It For A Cause Kickball Tournament Sept. 8, 8 a.m., Birchwood Hills Field, Plains. $20/ person, 10 people/team. Ages 12+. Participants receive T-shirt, food. To register, call 570.899.4090. Rain date Sept. 29. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 100, Osterhout Free Library North Branch. Info: osterhout.info “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, Bren-

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dan Regan. Basket raffles, refreshments. To pre-order tickets, call 570.604.1874. Proceeds go to Meoni, diagnosed in March 2011 with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Make-A-Wish (800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org) • Yoga for Wishes: Sept. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m., 103 Rotary Dr., West Hazleton. One hour of yoga, 30 minutes of meditation, refreshments, raffle. Bring yoga mat, water bottle. $10. For info, contact Mystic Power Yoga, 570.582.YOGI, 401.5790. 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 Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net)

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ACROSS 1 Padlocked fastener 5 Pigpen 8 Human heart, basically 12 Always 13 Before 14 Sandwich cookie 15 Note from the boss 16 Staff with robots? 18 Ape, e.g. 20 Pie-in-the-face sound 21 - de deux 22 Same (Pref.) 23 Verbalizes, Biblically 26 Weather conditions 30 White wine aperitif 31 Stir-fry pan 32 Trotted 33 Mosque leader’s office 36 “The Silence of the -” 38 “- Impossible” 39 Help 40 Thingamajig (Var.) 43 Enliven 47 Quite close 49 “American -” 50 Gangster’s subordinate 51 Dress in 52 Tiers 53 Hosiery woe 54 Suitable 55 Slave to crosswords?

DOWN 1 Rope fiber 2 State with conviction 3 Big truck 4 On time 5 Airplane furniture 6 Verifiable 7 Nevertheless 8 Cheerleader’s prop 9 Caspian Sea feeder 10 Transcending (Pref.) 11 Versifier 17 Bone (Pref.) 19 Backrub response 22 Sort 23 Enjoy Aspen 24 Intention 25 Playwright Levin 26 Miler Sebastian 27 Branch 28 Bill 29 Type measures 31 Lbs., ozs., et al. 34 Acting out wordlessly 35 Teeny bit 36 Roman 52 37 Put on a pedestal 39 Regarding 40 Showbiz jobs 41 Part of the loop 42 Old portico 43 On 44 Commotions 45 It may be painted red 46 Otherwise 48 Oklahoma city


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ew things say “Americana” quite like a vintage jean jacket. Something about it conjures up images of rock ’n’ roll, regrettable eagle tattoos and the open road. And, really, what’s more American than the open road? With their new clothing company, Vagabonds USA, Americana is exactly what NEPA natives Jackie and Hannah (last names withheld upon request) hope to evoke. “The cool thing about denim is it’s a staple, but it goes through all these different phases depending on what’s going on in the culture and what’s fashionable,” Hannah said. “It changes with the culture but it’s always popular.” The look is retro-punk hipster meets outlaw-biker chic: Vintage denim vests and jackets colored with dyes and bleach, adorned with metal studs and emblazoned with patches. Each item boasts several patches bearing the names of far-off destinations like Las Vegas and Boston. The idea is to live up to the sense of aimless adventure the name “Vagabonds USA” suggests. Despite that unifying theme, Jackie and Hannah feel their creations are diverse enough to appease a variety of tastes. Describing the Vagabonds USA

collection as “eclecticism with a whimsical twist,” the pair strives to give each item its own unique identity by designing them with motifs referencing American pop-culture iconography. Examples include a jacket called “The American Dream” inspired by professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes, a vest called “Goosebumps” inspired by the eponymous children’s books from author R.L. Stine and another vest called “Punky Brewster” inspired by, well, guess. “A lot of them start out as us just joking around,” Jackie said “It all comes about really organically. Sometimes we have an idea in mind before we make a jacket, and sometimes we’re just having fun naming them after the fact.” The inspiration for this business venture came from Jackie’s extensive collection of patches, acquired over the course of countless family vacations starting in childhood. Slapping them on everything from jackets to backpacks, Jackie said her patch-crazy wardrobe never failed to start conversations and garner compliments. After hearing the question “Where did you buy that?” enough times from strangers, the idea of recreating Jackie’s signature style as a clothing line proved too promising to pass up. After a quick name change — the pair added an

“s” to the name Vagabond USA when they found that Internet domain name already taken — Vagabonds USA was born earlier this year. The process of creating a Vagabonds USA piece can be long and labor intensive. Everything is sewn, stitched, dyed, bleached and studded by hand by Jackie and Hannah themselves. As a result, each item is also one-of-a-kind. “When you factor in the time it takes gathering all the materials, there’s a lot of work involved. All of our stuff is repurposed items from vintage stores and second-hand stores. A lot of it is things we just find,” Hannah said. “Some of the patches are newer. Some are very old. We’ve found old Girl Scout sashes and used the patches from them. One time, I went into a vintage store and asked the lady there if they had any patches and she said, ‘No, I don’t think so.’ Then I found a shoebox full of them. It’s a lot of fun hunting these things down.” Prices for vests and jackets range from $35 to more than $100, but the pair plans to branch out with different kinds of items for different budgets, including rucksacks and bandanas. The focus, however, will remain on the theme of travel. “I’m always looking for a Wilkes-Barre patch,” Hannah said. “I can never find one.” W

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(applausetheatre.webs.com, applausetheatre@gmail.com) • Looking for director submissions, volunteers, call for info. • Open Casting Call for “The Wizard of Oz:” 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. • “The Wizard of Oz:” Nov. 9-11, 16-17. Grand opening production. • “Winter Wonderettes:” Dec. 14-16

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(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • Auditions for “The TV Guide Musical:” Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Singers/actors (ages 15+) asked to prepare audition song. Performances in Oct. • “The Great American Trailer Park Musical:” Sept. 21-23, 28-30, Oct. 5-7. Fri.-Sat., bar opens 6 p.m., buffet served 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. Sun., bar opens 1 p.m., buffet served 1:30 p.m., curtain 3 p.m. Dinner/show: $37-$39; show only: $18-$20.

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

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(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “They’re Playing Our Song:” Ongoing until Sept. $28/adults, $25/seniors, $15/children. Call/visit website for tickets, show times, more info. • S.T.A.R.S. on Stage: through Aug. 31. Shows 10 a.m. $5. Summer package, 7 shows, $30. • Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits: through Sept. 2. $28/adults, $25/seniors, $15/children. Call/visit website for tickets, show times, more info.

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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 Rich Howells, 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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hen your jailed expimp is the closest thing you’ve got to a husband, it’s probably a sign that your life could use some revamping. But for a good portion of Laura Lippman’s “And When She Was Good,” protagonist Heloise Lewis doesn’t seem to take this fact into consideration. Or perhaps she’s incapable of understanding how inherently messed up it is, considering the life she was brought up in. She drifts from an abusive, abhorrent father to an addict boyfriend happy to let her dance and turn tricks on the side until she finally meets Val, a pimp who unknowingly fathers her son. When Val gets busted for murder, Heloise eventually uses her prison visits with him to act as his protege, learning how to build her own business. And she shifts

from prostitute to prostitute/ madam with great ease, living life on the outside in a soccer-mom community as a single mom who received a windfall from a dead husband. But Heloise, or Helen as she was once known in a former life, is skating on thin ice. Her high-end business may be lucrative, but it’s also a juggling act which doesn’t allow for many people to get too close. And when people from her past life start dying, she realizes the cops may be the least of her worries. The beauty of “And When She Was Good” is the fact that Lippman is able to construct a novel that has all the guilty pleasure elements of a “Fifty Shades of Grey” type of storyline with the writing to back it up. It may be about sex, lies and betrayal, but Lippman’s book never feels corny or forced — only engaging and, at the end, suspenseful. The book also has the paradoxical balance between housewife and hooker. They may deal in different currencies — a home, a diamond, a car versus cold, hard cash — but both have fundamental similarities. Yet one is celebrated and the other is often viewed as morally repugnant. There is the underlying feeling that Lippman is using this book as a commentary on the injustices of that tug of war. The fact that she treats Heloise as any single mom struggling to maintain a relationship with her son’s father and running her own business speaks to that idea. Through her prose, Lippman paints young Helen with more vibrancy and personality than world-weary Heloise, and yet this may point to the fact that Heloise has a much greater burden to bear as an adult. And even though she’s hardened, sometimes even cold, the reader is still on her side, still wants her to come out on top and prove them all wrong.

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or those who have had the privilege of traveling to New Orleans, you know the amazing food, music and atmosphere are only the beginning. For those who haven’t made it there yet, a taste of the Crescent City is coming to NEPA Friday, Aug. 31 at the River Street Jazz Cafe as homegrown musician Anders Osborne takes the stage. This is the first time Osborne will play in the area, only having stopped in Philadelphia and Lancaster previously, and he is ready to bring his unique sound to the Valley. “I’m excited to be there,” said Osborne. “It’s always great playing in a new place. It’s great to see people who have wanted to see you for a long time.” Osborne has been on the road for about four years touring and promoting his latest album, “Black Eye Galaxy”, which has a different twist from his previous records. “I like that it’s just two guitars,

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bass and drums,” explained Osborne. “It’s mostly the road band and I used that as the blueprint for how I wanted it to sound.” If you’re not familiar with his music just yet, Osborne describes his sound as “pure rock ’n’ roll.” “If you listen to rock between 1969 and 1976, that’s me. I try to be up to date but it’s hard for me to do,” he shared. “That’s the era I grew up in; that’s the music I like.” He lists classic acts like Led Zeppelin, James Taylor, Neil Young and the Grateful Dead as ones closest to his musical styling, but living in New Orleans for as long as he has, Osborne couldn’t help but be influenced by the music that defines the city. He isn’t a jazz musician, but he learned a thing or two from the genre. “I think that the freedom of improvising and mixing styles

and influences is very common in New Orleans,” he said. “It’s not jazz, but I like the freedom of jazz.” As for Thursday’s show at the Jazz Cafe, Osborne promised a “pretty rocking” night. “We crank it up pretty good; we take our time, play tough and heavy vintage style rock ’n’ roll. We’ll also have an acoustic set, make it a little bit more of a balance. Hopefully it’ll be a mixture of dancing, head banging and grooves.” W

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 28 • Adoption Day: Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Wal-Mart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono. Pre-Adoption Application with references and home visit prior to adoption required. Info: safehavenpa.org, safehaven@epix.com.

Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono) • Firework Schedule: Sept. 1, 9 p.m. • Labor Day Fight Night: Aug. 31, gates 6:30 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m. After party at Gypsies Nightclub. Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster, Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Angel Ocasio, more. Women’s 4-round contest. $35-$65, call 877.682.4791, visit mountairycasino.com.

West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Wine Tasting Event: Sept. 9, 2-5 p.m. $20/person, $35/couple. Info/ tickets: 883.7079

Mt. Aloysius College (7373 Admiral Peary Highway, Cressona) • “The Hunger Games: Finding A Home in a Dystopia,” Lecture by Author/Speaker John Granger: Sept. 6, 8 p.m., Alumni Hall. Author of weblog “The Hogwarts Professor.” To attend, call 814.886.4131.

EVENTS Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org) • Stroudfest: Sept. 1, Stroudsburg. Info: ShermanTheater.com • The Big Bandingo at Petrizzo’s: Sept. 8-9, 7 p.m., Petrizzo’s Restaurant (589 Milford Road, E. Stroudsburg). $10. Music funfest. Jungle Tiki Bar, camping food, beer, Pie-athalon, raffles. Info: 588.6414 Commonwealth Medical College Annual Golf Tournament Sept. 14, registration/continental breakfast 9 a.m., shotgun start 10 a.m., Huntsville Golf Club, Shavertown. Captain and crew format. $300/golfer; $1200/foursome, includes 18 holes, golf shirt, 3 meals, awards ceremony. Collared shirts, slacks, Bermuda shorts required. Info: 570.504.9619, thecommonwealthmedical.com/golf. If unable to participate, want to donate: ndeitos@tcmedc.org. Proceeds will benefit TCMC student scholarship fund. Curtis Montz Film Series at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre: Showings Wed. 1 p.m. ($4), 7:30 p.m. ($6). Students $3 with valid student ID. • “Moonrise Kingdom” (PG-13): Sept. 12. • “To Rome With Love” (R): Sept. 19. • “Beasts of the Southern Wild:” Sept. 26.

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Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: ❏ Intergenerational Classes: ❏ Adult Classes: • Pottery for Beginners: 7-8:30 p.m. Series 5, Aug. 29, Sept. 5. Ages 13+. $60/class. All materials supplied. Call to register. • Decorative Painting: Noon-3 p.m., Aug. 29. Ages 16+. $20/class plus cost of painting surface. Pre-registration required, call to register. ❏ Special Events: • Porgy and Bess Broadway Trip:

Natural perception The Sordoni Art Gallery will hold an artist’s reception on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4-6 p.m. for the exhibition “Rosalyn Richards: Recent Works.” Artist Rosalyn Richards will be in attendance at the reception. This exhibition features large-format graphite or ink drawings as well as etchings by highly regarded artist Richards, a professor of art at Bucknell University. Richards’ work concerns human perception and understanding of nature with a focus on the relationship between what is seen and technological means of imaging nature. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, October 21. The Sordoni Art Gallery is located at 150 South River St. in the Stark Learning Center on the Wilkes University campus. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. For more info, call 408.4325.

Sept. 12, departs Dietrich 8 a.m., returns 11 p.m. Show, dinner at Carmine’s. $220, includes ticket, bus, dinner, tax, tips, contribution to Dietrich. Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • Aug. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., Riverside Park, Dalton. Dixieland All-Stars featuring Erin Malloy. • Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., Poetry and Jazz, AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). Improvisational Ensemble. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org) ❏ Arts at First Presbyterian, free, but donations accepted. Call or visit website for info. Funfest Sept. 8-9, downtown Hazleton. Meatball/Christmas cookie cook-off, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. To register, call 570.455.1509, e-mail funfest@hazletonchamber.org. Info: funfestpa.org Infect Scranton Sept. 21-23, Riverside High School, Taylor. Tickets start at $20. Themed, fan-focused

ZombieCon. Life inside survivor camp, vendors, artists seeking refuge, short zombie films. Q&As, panel discussions with celebrity guests. Survivor Zombie Challenge 5K, Zombie Pub Crawl, Zombie Brunch. Info: infectscranton.com, @pazombiecon, info@infectscranton.com ∝ Irem Clubhouse Bridal Showcase Sept. 9, noon, 64 Ridgway Dr., Dallas. Preview local wedding styles. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments. Bridal vendors, bridal fashion show by Bridal Chateau, door prizes. Reserve: 570.675.1134, ext. 100, iremclubhouse.com Jessup Fire Department, Jessup Hose Company No. 1 (Station 31) / Jessup Hose Company No. 2 (Station 25) 82nd NEPVFF Convention and Parade Sept. 7-8, Jessup. Sept. 7: Annual meeting, Station 31, Fourth Ave.; Hospitality Night, Station 25, Hill St., entertainment, food, games. Sept. 8: Convention voting; memorial church services; brunch; entertainment, food, games, parade. Johnson College (3427 N. Main

Ave., Scranton) • Cars on Campus 2012: Sept. 9, gates 8:30 a.m., ends 3 p.m. Rain or shine. All proceeds benefit Cars on Campus Scholarship. To exhibit, pre-register/register day of, $10. 20 classes. Awards. Admission $5/car. Refreshments, entertainment. No alcohol, pets. Info/registration form: johnson.edu, 570.702.8963, hstuart@johnson.edu Lackawanna College events (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 570.955.1455) • 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tournament: Sept. 15, registration 9 a.m., tournament 10 a.m., lunch 1 p.m., awards 2 p.m., Rock Mountain Sporting Clays, Springville. $120/person, $400/team., ammunition/clay targets included. Lunch only, $25/person. 4-member teams, captain and crew. Prizes, raffles. To register/for info, call 961.7818, visit lcsportingclays2012.eventbrite.com/. To donate prize, call 465.2344. Benefits college’s petroleum/natural gas technology programs, scholarships at New Milford center. Live Music on the Patio at Fire and Ice on Toby Creek (111

P+J Comedy Nights (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. The Poets Sept. 21, doors 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., Irem Country Club Pavilion (70 Ridgway Dr., Dallas). GA/$25, reserved/$30. Advance sales only. Info: 570.675.4465, ext. 241 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. • Adoption Day: Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-mart (Rte. 940, Mt. Pocono). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall (60 Church St., Montrose) • 5th Second Sunday Vesper Service: Sept. 9. Fellowship light meal follows in Parish House. Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org) events: • Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed.,

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7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/ person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111. • Tennis Clinics Beginner-Intermediate: Private, semi-private lessons. • Waverly Antiques Show Preview Party: Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Last Waverly Antiques Show & Sale: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Heirlooms, rare handcrafted pieces, linens, objects d’art, glass, china, silver, porcelain, more. • Waverly Antiques Show and Sale: Sept. 15-16 • Basketball Clinics with Coach Herman Little: Clinic 1: Boys, girls ages 6-9; 6 weeks, Tues., 3:30-5 p.m., starting Sept. 18. Clinic 2: Boys, girls grades 4-6, Thurs., 3:30-5 p.m., 6 weeks, starting Sept. 20. $60/participant or $12/class. Info: Call, ext. 2. Registration forms also in Comm lobby. Wilkes-Barre City Events ❏ Farmers’ Market: Thurs., through Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Public Square. Thurs. Info: wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php • Aug. 30: College Student Day, music by Robb Brown Band. Includes $1 discount off $5+ purchase for local college students with ID and giveaways. • Sept. 6: Music by Don Shappelle • Sept. 13: Music by Stanky & The Coal Miners ∝

ciety (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 Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Chil-

dren’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 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, gcraybartartworks.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. Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10.

• Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com). • Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info. Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152, www.dancecontours.com) • Adult classes: ballet, tap, lyrical, CardioSalsa, ballroom dance. • Children/teen classes: ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of dance blending basic Jazz Technique with styles of street dance, hip hop. • Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free. • Adult ballet: Sat. morn. 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.

HISTORY Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • Farm to Table: Sept. 21, front lawn. $100, $125/patron ticket. 21+. Local produce, foods, selections from microbreweries, wineries, music. • European River Cruise: April 8-15, 2013. From $2,549/member, double occupancy, plus air. Info: 570.504.7575, EverhartRiverCruise.com

Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info. • Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info. • African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info. 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. 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. 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.

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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.

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The Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton) Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under. • Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/ adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, 52 weeks/year. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups.

Return to Wonderland The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409 Main St., Duryea) is presenting “Through the Looking Glass” through Sept. 1, directed by Jenn Stanton and Sandy Doria with choreography by Lee LaChette and music by Brenda E. Nighbert.

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Call Me Maybe” singer Carly Rae Jepsen wouldn’t deny that she definitely took note when her song with Owl City, “Good Time” began to climb up the charts. The track has officially relieved her of the “one-hit wonder” moniker. “I think there definitely was a little bit of a ‘pressure-off’ when I saw that ‘Good Time’ was doing really well,” Jepsen explained aboard her tour bus to “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “But, I try never to focus on the success of a song. It’s more just I feel it when I’m writing it and when it’s done and when the product feel ready.” That “product” is Jepsen’s debut U.S. album, “Kiss.” “No one’s heard it yet; it’s not released until Sept. 18 but I already feel really pumped and really proud and if people like it, that’s bonus.” When the Canadian singer says “no one,” she of course means the public. But people inside her camp, including manager Scooter Braun and superstar Justin Bieber, have heard the record in its entirety. “Scooter called me today saying, ‘You should feel really proud; this is fantastic,’” Jepsen said. “At the end of the day, if my family, friends and I dig it, then I feel like I’ve won over my main crowd.” Jepsen is ramping up press and public appearances leading to the release of “Kiss.” Then it’s off with The Biebs for a 40-plus date trek of North America on the “Believe” tour. During the run, Jepsen will reunite with a former tourmate from years ago: Guitarist and Bieber musical director Dan Kanter. “He played with a band called

Shiloh,” recalled Jepsen, who toured Canada, in a van, with the group. “We got to know him then, and now we’re gonna be doing it stadium-style later on in life. It’s really, really cool.” The whole experience with “Call Me Maybe” has been cool in itself for Jepsen, culminating with President Barack Obama telling a radio station in New Mexico that he thinks the track is a “cute pop song.” “I get surprised every day,” Jepsen admits. “There’s a moment where I’m having to pinch myself. You hear (The President’s comments), you hear that the (U.S.) swim team’s done it, you heard that Katy Perry has decided to make a parody of it. It’s really good news and keeps life really interesting and really exciting right now.” NEW NKOTB The fellas of New Kids on the Block aren’t planning to re-retire anytime soon. In an interview to promote the Summer MixTape Fest earlier this month, Jordan Knight divulged NKOTB plans to release new music and tour next year. “We are definitely moving forward in the recording studio, making new music,” Knight said. “It’s in the infancy stages right now, but we’ll definitely have something ready by our tour next year.” In addition to performing both nights of the MixTape Fest, NKOTB held a four and a half hour meet-and-greet with fans in W Hershey. Listen to “The Ralphie Radio Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-midnight on 97 BHT.

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ear Phyllis, I’m inspired by so many people and things, it’s difficult to narrow it down to just one, so I’ll stick to the people who have inspired me in my career. Here are a few of the noteworthy that I’d like to thank. My very first friend in Wilkes-Barre was Idalis Lanzara. She took me to Twist Night Club for the first time and is one hell of a performer. Idalis helped inspire my career choice and, to this day, continues to pave her own path. Idalis introduced me to the second person who had a strong influence on my career choice, my ex-roommate Kerri Ann. Kerri Ann has performed in the Val-

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ear Ebony Girl, Introducing your significant other (S.O.) to the family is never easy. My first piece of advice is to talk it out with your S.O. first. Assure them that regardless of the outcome, your feelings for them aren’t going to change based upon the approval (or disapproval) of others. Once you’ve cleared that up, it’s time to decide upon the best approach. If you know your entire family is disapproving, it’s probably not a good idea to just take your S.O. to a family picnic. Try a more intimate setting where you and your S.O. are less likely to feel ganged up on. If it’s only one or two people in your family that you know have an issue, then maybe the picnic is a good idea. In either situation, if you can get past the initial introductions and your family is given a chance to see the two of you interacting together, it’s possible their opinions may begin to change. Regardless of which approach you choose, have an exit strategy. If you notice your partner is uncomfortable or if you see it’s not going so well, abort! Make

the best choices you can depending upon your family, your situation and your discussion with your S.O. Whether your family approves of your choices or not, remember, your significant other is your partner. In a perfect world, everyone would get along and be one big happy family, but in reality, when it comes to relationships, it is OK to keep your romantic life separate from your family life.

ley for many years and is the person who ultimately convinced me I could make quite a career out of my passion for the stage. The next person I would have to mention is Miss Vivica Von Peters. She has been like a sister to me and has been by my side from the very beginning. The two of us have continued to work together the past six years and she is another strong-willed human being who has paved the way for so many in our area. The final person I’d like to mention, DJnik Hughes, manager of Twist Night Club, also had a great deal of influence. He is someone who, in the beginning, pretty much told me I sucked. However, he proved to me I had a lot to learn and motivated me to get out there and make a name for myself. Nik has high standards and a very blunt way of telling it like it is, proving that candy-coating things doesn’t always send such a clear message. I feel that appreciating everyone for what they bring to the table each day is key when dealing with people. Thank you, Phyllis, for helping me to remember gratitude and humility are principles to live by. W


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 39 GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com) • Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-onone lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs. GreenBeing at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com, shopgreenbeing.com; all supplies included) • 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. 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. Misericordia University Non-credit Art Classes (Rear 50 Lake St., registration required, 570.674.6289) • Youth Clay Basics, Ages 11-15: Series 1: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9; 4-6 p.m. Series 2: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4; 4-6 p.m. $130/series, includes 25-pound bag of clay. • Adult Clay Basics, Ages 16+: Series 1: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10; 6-8 p.m.; Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9; 10 a.m.noon. Series 2: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 28, Dec. 5; 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27, Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-noon. $130/ series, includes 25-pound bag of clay.

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Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com) • Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required. • Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon., Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required. 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. Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open. 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. 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. Piano and Flute Lessons (Anne, 570.881.2433) • Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes ❏ Adult Classes • Drawing: Aug. 29. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/senior mem-

ber, $65/senior non-member. Materials list. ❏ Children’s Workshop 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.

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Weekender Correspondent

Freshman 101

Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers (210 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636, acrane@rmsides.com) ❏ Summer Music Programs: • Group Piano: Ages 6+ • Preschool Music/Piano: Thurs., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Ages 4-6. • Private Lessons for most instruments, voice • Musical Theater Camps, ages 5-18 • Youth String Ensemble • Youth Wind Band • Chamber Winds • Rock Band • Theory Classes • Improv Classes Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day, evening classes for men, women, children. Ongoing classes 6 days/week. Covers sport, combat, self-defense aspects of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit gracie-nepa.com or call 570.347.1107. 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. Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) • Specializing in Traditional Chinese Martial Arts as taught in The Central Guoshu Institute. Instruction in classical Shaolin styles includes: Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long

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Class is back in session, and Justin’s your mentor. Hold on for dear life.

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ear College Freshmen, Two months ago, you sat in your cap and gown and had some schmuck deliver a commencement address to your graduating class. They probably told you to shoot for the stars and chase your dreams, wishing you the best of luck in the next chapter of your life. You probably sat there looking into the distance thinking to yourself, “When is this motherf--ker going to shut up so I can get wasted?,” paying no attention at all to the advice they bestowed. To be completely honest, the advice they gave you was complete bullshit and about as necessary as the “p” in pneumonia. If you want to hear stories about how you can do anything you put your mind to then pick up a copy of “Chicken Soup for the Pregnant Teenage Soul” or some shit. If you want advice on how to make your freshman year of college amazing, listen up: Study hard, but party even harder. If you go to class and take good notes, there is no reason you should miss a party to study. Just look through the notes you took an hour before your test, and there’s no way you can fail. When you’re trying to figure out who to be friends with, just look around your classroom.

Anyone wearing pajamas or the clothes from last night is who you should be friends with because they’re obviously a good time, and they’re still responsible enough to go to class. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to experiment with your sexuality or bath salts (I joke, I joke). This is a time for you to let loose, make mistakes and discover who you are. Still keep in mind, however, that it’s not a bad thing to show your serious side sometimes. Don’t feel like you always have to be crazy. A very wise magazine editor taught me that. So, to all the freshmen around the country starting college this week, remember that in 10 years you’re not going to care if you drank too much in college, sent drunk text messages to people you shouldn’t have, used Facebook as a way to get laid because you forgot to exchange numbers at a party, that you did piss poor on an exam, if you made mistakes, if you over-drafted your bank account 10 times in one semester or if you had to say, “Sorry, Mom & Dad ...” one too many times for being young and stupid. When you’re looking back, all you’re going to worry about is whether or not you had fun! W


No woman in the history of the universe has EVER looked forward to a baby shower or bridal shower. Can we stop having these things? I’ll still get you presents, but could you just mail me potato salad and cake with the thank you note?

By Jeff and Amanda of 98.5 KRZ

Special to the Weekender

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Be ready to cough up $315 if you want to walk a mile in LeBron James’ Nikes.

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.

run around $99. Pretty steep for a frickin sneaker! Yet when you keep hearing numbers tossed around like $315, after awhile, anything around $100 sounds pretty good. Nike — and LeBron — have no shame. Apparently, LeBron’s not content with his tens of millions in salary. He and his colleagues don’t mind forcing ticket prices so high that a trip with your kids to a game is like saving for a vacation. Now he needs to make something as simple as buying a pair of sneakers out of reach. They suck, but sadly, it’s proof once again, there’s no shortage of dumb people. Amanda’s Brag: I’ve become obsessed with what, for me, has become the most addicting app ever. If you’re not playing Song Pop, you’re probably sleeping plenty at night. If you are playing Song Pop, like me, you’re

probably up until all hours of the night challenging your friends, family and complete strangers to ’90s Alternative “Name That Tune”-style races. You can play Song Pop on Facebook, your iPhone or your iPad and, to be honest, I play on all three. Just like Draw Something and Words with Friends, Song Pop is the latest app to take over the lives of those who are easily addicted to games. I mean really, what is more fun than actually naming a song in .04 seconds? That’s my record. I named Bruno Mars’ song “Grenade” in .04 seconds. When it comes to the Today’s Hits category, I’m your girl. ’90s Alternative and 2000’s Rock categories, I rock. Modern Rap, ’80s Hits and Love Songs, I haven’t got a clue and lose every time. Did I mention it’s a free app? If you love music, do yourself a favor and start playing! W

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Jeff’s Bitch: Nike sucks. Yeah I know — I own several pairs of Nikes including several of the new neon colors. They dominate sneakers the way Old Forge dominates pizza. But Nike’s latest move just sucks big time. If you haven’t heard, when Nike releases the new LeBron James sneaker, the price will be $315. That’s not a typo! 315 big ones! They’re still just a combination of vinyl and rubber, carefully molded by some exhausted 14 year old in some remote southeast Asian sweatshop. So why the audacity to charge a new record price? Because people are stupid enough to line up at some store at midnight to get their hands on the newest, latest, greatest, blah, blah, blah … Some will be collectors who then place them on a shelf like a museum artifact, but most will be opportunity seekers who will quickly throw them up on Ebay, hoping to find an even bigger idiot. There’s usually a mall scuffle, fight or stabbing at these events. Hey, we’re not talking about the brightest people here. Nike makes billions every year, so why push the envelope on the LeBron sneaker? This is just my own personal theory. I think it makes its regular sneakers look like a steal. Think about it: A great sneaker like the long-running Pegasus 28 (these are my personal favorite)


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f you knew that a certain type of exercise could benefit your heart, strengthen your bones, improve balance and sport performance, help shed body fat, and make you look and feel better, wouldn’t you want to get started as soon as possible? Well, it turns out that studies prove that adding strength training to your arsenal of exercise choices can do all of that and more. The misconception is that training with weights will make you big and bulky. It couldn’t be further from the truth, and it’s just not that simple. Strength training can be defined as using body weight for resistance, utilizing dumbbells, free weights, machines or another object that has mass. It is an important part of an overall fitness program. Muscle mass naturally diminishes with age. And, if you don’t do anything to maintain or replace the lean muscle tissue you lose, you will increase the percentage of fat in and on your body. Strength training also helps you: • Develop strong bones. Strength training increases bone density by stressing your bones and reduces the risk of developing brittle bones and osteoporosis. • Controls weight. The more lean muscle tissue you add to your frame, the “hotter” your internal engine will burn, thus increasing your resting metabolism. • Boosts stamina. As your body gets stronger, you will build endurance and won’t fatigue as easily. • Reduces injury rate. Build-

ing muscle reduces your chance of injury by protecting your joints. Strength training also helps with other activities you may enjoy such as running, yoga, cycling and golf. • Running: Competitive runners are interested in becoming faster. But, adding more miles to your runs will never make you faster. Adding muscle to your hips and legs will allow you to move faster as you propel your body forward. • Yoga: Weight training will help you with yoga, too. As your body becomes stronger, you are able to hold your poses longer and with greater ease. It will also increase your muscular endurance for those long yoga sessions. • Cycling: Cycling regularly is great for lower body strength, but leaves a lot to be desired for the upper body muscle groups. And this can be a major liability for the roadies and mountain bikers. A reasonable approach is to add strength, not size, in the winter months. • Golf: While golf may be a captivating and an enjoyable activity, it has no value in terms of fitness enhancement — with the slight exception if you walk and carry your bag all 18 holes. Research clearly shows that regular strength training routines will enhance your club speed, shot distance and rotational movement. Always consult a fitness professional before starting any weight training routine to ensure safety. For more info, call Leverage Fitness Studio at 338.2386 or visit leveragefitnessstudio.com to get started today. W


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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.

Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com) • MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register. 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. Traditional Hung-Gar Tiger/ Crane Kung-Fu The Tiger’s Ark, Kingston. Unlock the real power, learn true meaning behind all martial movements by focusing on development of conceptual body language skills through use of age-old training apparatuses. Training more difficult than mainstream martial arts, done at own pace. Info: 570.817.5070 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.

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. 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

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) 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. Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgway Dr., Dallas) • Fit and Healthy Basics with Carrie Hapeman and Melissa Gibblets, Sept. 12, 2-3 p.m., free. Call 570.675.1866 to register.

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.

Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898.

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).

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.

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. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 4, Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. $60/6 classes, $15/single class. Bring mat or towel. Call to register.

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. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Vinyasa Yoga Classes with Sarah Yzkanin: Starting Sept. 9, Sundays, 2-3 p.m. All levels welcome. $6. Call 570.575.8789 or e-mail dealerinwares@hotmail.comfor info.

Sculpting skills Misericordia University is now taking registrations for a slate of non-credit fine arts classes that are being offered to the community this fall. Artist-In-Residence Skip Sensbach (pictured) will offer classes in clay by hand and pottery wheel for both youth and adults in the new Misericordia University Art Studios, located in the rear of 50 Lake St., Dallas, beginning Sept. 4. Youth Clay Basics for ages 11-15 will teach young artists clay skills such as hand building, introduction to the wheel and glazing techniques. Adult Clay Basics for ages 16 to adult will offer hand building and pottery wheel skills in clay, as well as decorative and glazing techniques that will enhance their work. The cost for each series is $130 and includes a 25-pound bag of clay. Additional clay may be purchased from the instructor as needed. Basic tools will be shared, though it is suggested that serious students purchase a personal tool kit. To register, call the Center for Adult and Continuing Education at 674.6289. For more info, visit www.misericordia.edu/finearts.

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. Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.;

Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor • Private Yoga Instruction: Only by

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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.

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An unforgetable evening of entertainment to benefit Swoyersville Hose company # 279. Staring NEPA’S nonstop party band! Playing todays best country music, and well as classic rock favorites. IRON COWBOY Featuring Breakdown Jimmy Big Country Diamond DJs will be spinning your favorite songs all night long! And the return of northeast PA’S most popular stand up comedian, performing for a milestone 100th Time. Paul Matreselva Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner will be included in cover charge. Pizza will be provided courtesy of Pizza Bella Entertainment starts at 5pm and concludes at 11:30 pm! A byob event!! Fill up your cooler and come down, all proceeds go to swoyersville fire company #279!! Tickets are just 10$. TICKETS CALL 239-4124 OR EMAIL WOODSHEDPOST@YAHOO.COM


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appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

OUTSIDE Endless Mountains Nature Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunkhannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMNConline.org) • Nature Rambles: Sept. 23, 3 p.m. Easy walk, up/down hills. $5, free for EMNC Stewards. Greater Scranton YMCA (706 N. Blakely St., Dunmore) hikes: Call 570.343.5144 for info or visit hikingjane.com. Meet 9:15 a.m. in parking lot. 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. 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. 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 Living with Grief: free sixweek bereavement support group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539) Monroe County Garden Club • Meeting: Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m., Hughes Public Library, (N. Ninth St., Stroudsburg) 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. NEPA BlogCon Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Luzerne County Community College. $45 until Sept. 10, $65 after. Student tickets, $25, valid school ID. Proceeds benefit The Arc of Luzerne County, NEPA Veterans Multicare Alliance. Info: nepablogcon.com 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. 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 Rich Howells, 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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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. Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co. 5th Annual Car, Truck, Motorcycle Show Sept. 2, rain date Sept. 3, Chicken Bar-B-Q, flea market, food, 256.7616. 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 to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m. Rain date Sept. 30. • Cruise Pittston-Tomato Festival Parking Lot: Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m. 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. Motor Heads of NEPA Cruises (held at Wegmans, Wilkes-Barre) • Sept. 22, 5-9 p.m. • Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m. W E-mail your event to weekender@theweekender.com or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication: Monday at 2 p.m. two weeks prior to event.

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Learn about the history of the ‘Transformers’ and play one of the best games of the year with ‘Fall of Cybertron.’ Every character you can play has a lengthy and varied experience; you can play as jets, dinosaurs and even colossal robots like Bruticus and Metroplex, which are city-size monsters that can destroy anything. Despite not being able to pick your guy and having more scripted levels, the environments are still huge and let you move around as much as you want, which is particularly great for flying characters to really explore and perform great aerial tricks. Regardless of which character you are, you can collect money and Energon pieces that you can cash in for all sorts of upgrades, and for completionists, there are tons of collectables to keep you busy for quite a while. Even though “Fall of Cybertron” doesn’t have the co-op gameplay its counterpart had, there are still some great online multiplayer modes that you can play. Just like “Gears of War’s” Horde Mode, “Fall of Cybertron” offers a similar mode called Escalation. In this mode, you defend your territory against waves of bad guys coming at you and your team. It is a blast because it makes you think on the fly and come up with strategies to defend your base. It also offers all of the standard multiplayer options like death match, capture the flag and much more. My favorite thing about this

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‘Transformers: Fall of Cybertron’ is available for XBOX 360, PS3, and PC. game — besides all of the fan service — is you can actually make your own transformer that you can use in the multiplayer and customize what it will turn into, its color, size and weapons. Overall “Fall of Cybertron” is a great game; the graphics and set pieces are jaw-dropping, the gameplay is fun and varied, and the multiplayer is fun and addictive. If you are a “Transformers” fan or you just like to shoot things, you should definitely pick up this game. You can learn about the history of the “Transformers” and play one of the best games of the year. W Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at rvanderveken @timesleader.com.

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Weekender Correspondent VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) I love embarrassing you, Virgo. I relish the way you blush to the roots of your hair and smile sheepishly as if you feel good all over. You must adore being teased. This week you’re due to receive some of the most euphorically ego-boosting compliments you’ve ever heard — but please give as good as you get. Pretend you’re your friends’ agent, lawyer or conniving, matchmaking mother. Publicly cast them in the most flattering spotlight possible. The quality of your advocacy will determine in which category the comments regarding you will fall: Humiliating accuracy or embarrassing lavishness. I’m sure you appreciate the distinction. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You’ve got one can of spinach left, Popeye. Make it count. This particular batch of greens has an imminent expiration date. So deliver your knockout punch early and effectively. Otherwise, we could be in for a long, exhausting bout of halfhearted, delirious blows, with no one getting the upper hand for hours. You’re too evenly matched without your secret green weapon. Don’t let this become a grueling test of endurance. Swing high while those muscles are bulging. Olive Oyl’s watching, and if you can’t impress her, I can’t help but doubt your ability to impress anyone. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Rumor has it ravens are attracted to shiny objects, octopi are smarter than cats, and Scorpios have powerful, venomous stings. All of the above theories may be true, but there’s no proof. As your astrological attorney, I’ll also point out that statistically, those who possess stingers are more than twice as likely to prick themselves than anyone else. Your defending argument when accused of wielding your stinger inappropriately: “I was aiming for myself.” It’s not much of a defense, but at this point, it’s all we’ve got. I’m legally obligated to say this: You may lose the case. But don’t worry, Scorpios have a knack for being sentenced with punishments they’ll enjoy.

one they dearly love. Stoke up your flames this week so they’re not put out by people celebrating their warmth. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) I know Capricorns who refuse to put hot sauce on anything or eat a meal that’s even remotely spicy. Maybe they think one fire in the belly is enough. I’d agree, if it went even halfway toward warming your icy cold feet. Your unreasonable reluctance to go through with your promises is so lame. I can only warn you: If you don’t soon demonstrate what an honorable creature of integrity you actually are, those who are counting on your word will be surreptitiously spicing your food with red peppers and horseradish into next year. That punishment hurts going in and coming out. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You’ve heard the adage: You can attract more flies with honey than with vinegar. I’ve got a similar one for you: You can kill more slugs with a plate of flat beer than a dozen pair of murderous bare hands. Plucking and crushing the slimy things off your garden plants may yield some bizarre pleasure in the same realm as popping zits or burping babies. But it’s time-consuming, gross and ineffective. Try a different strategy. Give your unwary adversaries a little too much of exactly what they want — enough for them to drown in, anyway. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) There are ways and ways to express yourself. When people don’t seem to understand what you’re trying to communicate, it may very well be their own ob-

tuseness getting in the way. However, I hope you’re flexible enough to consider that you’re not being clear or obvious enough. Very often, Pisces err on the side of polite subtlety and giving people the benefit of the doubt. Don’t do that this week. Be huge, be massively obvious, and use the strongest language you can to convey your message. It’s important enough to deserve at least all that. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Now that you’ve astounded everyone with that daring plunge through rings of fire, the only obvious way out of the shockingly deep pool at the bottom is by hoisting yourself up on those very same flaming hoops. Better put on your helmet and asbestos gloves, right? Not necessarily. There’s an easier and even more dramatic way out. You’ve turned into quite a good swimmer over the past few shipwrecked and stormy months. Swim to the bottom and pull the plug. I guarantee the water will have completely drained before you drown — but not before you’ve thoroughly thrilled your adoring audience. And so the legend continues. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) You plan and plan and plan. You might take years setting up a business plan, marriage proposal or practical joke (or all three in one!). But sometimes you simply have to act. Jump from the plane, and all your ticket-purchasing, insurance comparison, weather consultation and devout prayer comes to less than naught — you either open the parachute or you splat. I won’t predict that this week contains one

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) The Worriers are the people who fret about you constantly. They’ll feel anxious until they finally get you strapped into a posture-perfect bed, reading a quality book in good light, hooked up to an IV of chicken soup and listening to soothing music playing softly in the background. Going there would probably cause you to suffer from a terminally fatal yawn, so don’t. However, please realize that these people like to worry. Give them reasons to feel pleasurably anxious! Fill up your IV bag with Jack Daniels, read radical pornopolitical tracts and bungee jump, if you feel inclined. Or not. Just don’t hold yourself back on anyone else’s account. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) The biggest impediment to your creative process is this misconception you have that you’re not a creative person. Okay, maybe you’re not inventing extravagant stage personas for yourself like a glamorous Leo or concocting nympho love potions like those crafty Capricorns. But you’d be surprised at how creative you really are. In fact, if you subtracted from this week all the nifty shortcuts, systems and plans you’ve created to facilitate your life, I doubt you’d get anything done. If single-handedly inventing your own versions of efficiency, progress and effectiveness isn’t being creative, I don’t know what is. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) The evil queen might magically (or through plastic surgery) adopt the cherubic face of blossoming youth, but she won’t regain her lost innocence. Similarly Snow White could don black leather and wield automatic weapons; alone, they won’t make her any tougher though. Or will they? Perhaps if an awful old hag got to put on the pretty naivete of childhood, even as a ruse, there’s a chance she could relearn blind trust and idealism. And Snow White, all decked out like a postapocalyptic road warrior, might actually have to use those deadly guns — that’d toughen her up pretty quick. In a similar fashion, you might find that the act you’ve been putting on is slowly but surely becoming less of an act and more of a realW ity. To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) The coach of the winning sports team often gets a cooler full of ice water dumped over his head — by his own team. However unpleasant, it’s an expression of affection and appreciation. In a similar fashion, the dousing blast of chill you may be deluged with this week is not intended to actually extinguish your internal flame. You’re supposed to grin through the freezing flow. Just like those comedic roasts where friends take turns ridiculing some-

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of those all-or-nothing moments. But I will caution you — they have a tendency to sneak up on you, and I’ve noticed one or two lurking behind the bushes around your house.

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CHEVY ‘01 TRACKER LT

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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.

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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

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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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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR 6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. $1500. 570-899-1896

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

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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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JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

6 cylinder 4 WD, air conditioning power windows, door locks, cruise, dual air bags, tilt wheel, AM/FM/CD. keyless remote. 130k miles. $5400. 570-954-3390

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTERS

3+ years experience. Must have valid drivers license. Local, year round work available. Apply at 197 Courtdale Ave., Courtdale or call 570-287-5313

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

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

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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$ WANTED JUNK $ VEHICLES LISPI TOWING We pick up 822-0995

ends. Experience necessary. Pick up an application at the Wyoming Valley Country Club or download one at our website: www.wvcc1896.com

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NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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OUTLANDER SPORT SE

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

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Cars & Full Size Trucks. For prices... Lamoreaux Auto Parts 477-2562

FORD ‘73 F350 Stake Body Truck

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

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

ChildCare Teachers Needed at our

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DIESEL MECHANIC Our White Haven, PA facility is looking for a Heavy Duty Diesel Technician to join our team in the repair and maintenance of a tractor/trailer fleet. We will consider training a highly motivated and dependable candidate. Full time positions include competitive wages, paid vacation, medical insurance and retirement plan. Please email resume and/or contact information to: tjmcsas@epix.net or call Tom at (570) 443-8224 M-F 9AM to 4PM.

FORTIS INSTITUTE FORTY FORT

3 EXCITING TEACHING OPPORTUNITIES • HVACR Instructor. Fulltime position, day and evening classes. Minimum 3 years work experience in related field required. • Electrical Trades instructor. Part time position, day and evening classes. Minimum 3 years work experience in related field required • CDL Program Director. Must have a class A CDL, clean MVR with 3 years experience as a CDL driver. Previous teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to: Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort PA 18704

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WILKES BARRE SPRING & Seeking: ALIGNMENT Qualified suspension technician Please call: Dan 570-822-4018

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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

West Side, semi retired & home makers welcome, will train. 570-288-8035

PURCHASING ASSISTANT Local established

manufacturer has a full time position available for an administrative/purchasing assistant that will also assist with customer service. The ideal candidate will have solid computer experience, with accuracy and attention to detail. AS400 experience a plus. Must be able to complete analysis work, administrative duties, and special projects. Must have college degree. 3-5 years experience preferred. A comprehensive benefit package, which includes 401K. Please send resume to AMERICAN SILK MILLS 75 STARK STREET PLAINS, PA 18705

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DIRECT CARE WORKER ALLIED SERVICES IN-HOME SERVICES DIVISION has parttime day shift hours available in Luzerne County. Minimum of 1 year of home care experience and valid PA driver’s license required. If interested, please apply online at:

www.allied-services.org or call Trish at (570) 348-2237. Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

FULL TIME LPN/ MED ASSISTANT

Private Med office Send resume to 824 McAlpine St. Avoca, PA 18641

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• PT 7am-5pm Optical Production, M-W or Th-Sa • PT, 6:30am11:30am, Stockroom, M-F • FT 3-11:30pm Machine Operator, M-F Training provided. Benefits for full time. Send resume or apply in person, Monday-Friday, 8:30am - 6pm to: LUZERNE OPTICAL 180 N. WILKESBARRE BLVD. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST/ CLERK For fast paced surgical practice. Full time with benefits. MEDICAL OFFICE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. Send resume & salary requirements to: P.O. Box 1615 Kingston, PA 18704

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someone who can do it all. You will be responsible for driving new sales, client development, and recruiting applicants. If you are looking for an industry that is forever changing, fastpaced, and very challenging, this is the career for you! Agency experience is a plus, but not a must. We are looking for someone with high energy, motivation & the desire to succeed. Qualified applicants will have an outgoing personality, MS office knowledge, typing and filing skills, strong verbal and written skills, willingness to learn and be a team player. We offer excellent benefits, salary + commission. If you are looking for a career, not just a job, send resume to:

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Immediate openings for part-time work in Dallas & Laflin Local manufacturing plant labor Up to 22.5 hours per week Flexible shifts Flexible days Shifts pay $10.15/10.40/10.46 hour Must be minimum 18 years of age Employment applications can be obtained at:

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600 FINANCIAL 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.

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Clothing

JACKET, Navy blue blazer, 46R, Student Holy Redeemer. Excellent worn 6 months, Neil Allen Career. $45 570-474-9866

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BEDROOM SET

Dark cherry queen bed, w36.5xl52.5 chest, w34.5xl65 dresser with mirror, w32xl28 nightstand French Provincial. $1,500. OBO. (570) 328-4713 CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046 DINING ROOM SET medium wood, table, 6 chairs, china closet $650. COUCH & LOVE SEAT $200. BEDROOM SET double $200. 570-655-4124

FURNITURE FOR SALE

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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

Tickets

WANTED TO BUY TICKETS

Two tickets to the Sept. 1 Penn State/ Ohio State football game. 574-1559.

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool, white, runs well $230. obo. 570-287-0103

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

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BICHON FRISE PUPS. Cute and Playful. Call (570) 943-2184 for more information.

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Dogs

DOBERMAN/BOXADOR MIX

FREE TO GOOD HOME, 15 month old male, 70 pounds, housebroken. Call 570-357-8089

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Dogs

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPS

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER/LAB PUPS 7 weeks old. Dewormed. 3 yellow females, $400 each. 1 black female, & 3 males $350. 570-836-1090

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of optical glass and glass ceramics with a comprehensive expertise in high precision processing of optical components. In addition, we have a world class Research and Development Center on-site, which specializes in the development of materials, coatings and components for a multitude of applications. PRODUCTION PLANNER/SCHEDULER …Plan, create and monitor Finishing Operations production; balance operations for a level load of labor while taking into account multiple demand streams from firm orders, forecasted orders, and safety stock to accommodate both customer demand and internal capacity. Plan for build-to-stock Kanban processes. Able to work cooperatively with QA and Supply Chain Management Possess a BS/BA or AS degree with equivalent experience. Minimum. 3-5+ years materials logistics; Thorough knowledge of MRP and Master Scheduling tools; Microsoft Office software; SAP, preferred. Salary ranges DOE GLASSMAKERS…Glassmaking process to manually pour glass into molds & monitoring process. Must be able to work in heat & lift 50+lbs. Minimum 2 years. previous production experience, working with monitoring of processes, temperature control, mechanical and physical test required. Rotation schedule and HS/GED required. Starting rate: $18.31/hr. The successful candidates must be capable of meeting U.S. gov’t. security requirements. SCHOTT North America, Inc. Julie Lucarella, Human Resources

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GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES

Blond, 2 males and 1 female. AKC registered, mother on premises. first shots & dewormed. Can see now and ready to go 9/29/12. $800 570-288-2893 or 570-852-7062

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NANTICOKE

HANDYMAN

2 bedroom house large kitchen & dining, new roof & steps, large fenced double lot, off street parking. Close to LCC on very quite street. Asking $29,000 OBO. 201.679.4061

home. Purebred, blue, longhair, 2 years old, spayed. Good with kids. Loveable, needs someone with time & patience. High energy, requires physical activity. References required. $200. 570-654-4690

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LARKSVILLE 25+ year Pizzeria,

dining room seats 40, six ovens, liquor license, 3,000+ sq. ft., large parking area, intersection of high volume road. Building available. $120,000. Call 717-826-6969

Looking for someone to rent a small, clean, 1 bedroom cottage with washer & dryer, No Pets. Non smoker. $450 + utilities. references & security. Call Laura 570-760-4699 or Leo 570-760-0658 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

Highland Hills Development .88 Acres. $70,000 570-947-3375

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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JENKINS TOWNSHIP Prestigious

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

OPEN HOUSE SUN., AUG. 26 1PM - 3PM

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

HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR UNIVERSITIES

2nd floor, 2 bedroom, off street parking & quiet back yard. $650/month heat & water included. security & references required. Call Rich @ 570-542-7620

AVAILABLE HOUSING RENTAL UNITS: KINGSTON: 1st floor 2 bedrooms. $500. 2nd floor 1 bedroom $465. 3 bedroom, living room/dining room, washer/dryer hookup, yard, off street parking, convenient location, new kitchen. $800.

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SHICKSHINNY OUT FLOOD

FLOOD ZONE (1 mile north of Shickshinny) 2 open efficiencies, on Route 11, Includes heat, air, garbage, wi-fi, satellite tv, tenant pays electric. $575 month. Also, 1 bedroom apt. includes all the above except water. $650/ month. New stove & refrigerator included with all apts. 570-793-9530 WILKES-BARRE

EFFICIENCY

for one person, fully furnished, nonsmoking, no pets $550/month. Call (570) 498-6914 689 Main Street 2 bedroom home on large lot with bonus efficiency apartment. Large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch. Freshly painted and new flooring. See www.craiglslist.org $69,000. Call 570-696-3368

Apartments/ Unfurnished

HANOVER TOWNSHIP West End Road

BEAR CREEK

REDUCED Parsons Section 166 Matson Ave. $25,000. 5 bedroom, 1 bath. Garage. Corner lot. Nice location. Out of flood zone. Call 570-814-7453

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KINGSTON

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

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

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FORTY FORT Newly renovated,

great neighborhood. 2nd floor. Non smoking. Oak composite floors, new wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms. 4 paddle fans, large bath with shower. Stove, new fridge & dishwasher. Off street parking, coin-op laundry. $600 + gas, electric & water. References required, no pets. 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

PLAINS: 3 level with 3 bedrooms, yard, off street parking, washer/ dryer hook-up, bonus room. $525. 1 bedroom 1st floorcoming. Available Sept. $420. WILKES-BARRE: 4 bedroom, living room, dining room, laundry room, yard, off street parking. $725. INCLUDES: maintenance, sewer fees, appliances., carpeting. Not included: utilities. NO dogs/cats. Credit check/lease, references, employment history. Discount rates may apply to qualified. Call: Property Mgmnt 899-3407 for info & appt.

KINGSTON

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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

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.

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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. Utilities included. Rent $1,300 + security/references. Call 570-288-6686.

KINGSTON

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 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

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KINGSTON

Twinkle in Kingston’s Eye! 1,000 sq. ft. 2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, laundry available, appliances, no pets or smoking. $575 month + gas & electric. 1 year lease plus security. 570-814-1356

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

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.

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

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130!

NANTICOKE/SHEATOWN

21 Thomas Street 1 bedroom, 2nd floor, eat-in kitchen with appliances, shared yard and porch, washer/dryer hook-up $375 + security, no pets, no smoking Tenant pays electric, water, and oil heat & garbage. Call (570) 814-1356

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PITTSTON

1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Fenced yard & covered patio. Refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, no pets. $525 & $625/month, plus utilities & 1st month’s security. 570-234-4748

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

PLAINS

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

West Pittston

THE HITCHNER 530 Exeter Ave

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2 bedroom, 2nd floor, washer/dryer hook up. Includes heat, water & trash. Absolutely no pets. Security deposit required. $550/mos Call (570) 592-1393

1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required.

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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*

WILKES-BARRE APARTMENTS FOR RENT!

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

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WILKES-BARRE Barney St. near

Geisinger South. 2 bedroom on 2nd floor. $525/month. Pets OK with additional rent. Call (570)798-7051

WILKES-BARRE West River St.

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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

WYOMING

2nd floor, 1 bedroom. New central air, kitchen cabinets & counter tops. Bathroom completely remodeled. New carpeting, porch, washer/ dryer. $600/month + 1 year lease at signing, 1 & last. Call 570-430-7077

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Commercial Properties

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

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Garages

PITTSTON

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

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Half Doubles

FORTY FORT 1/2 double.

3 bedrooms. Stove, refrigerator, dishwasher. Washer /dryer hookup. Newly painted. Off street parking. $675 + utilities. 570-814-0843

KINGSTON

2 bedroom, clean, remodeled, no pets. $500 plus utilities, security and references Call 570-287-5491

LARKSVILLE

3 bedroom, 1 bath half double, Freshly cleaned & painted. Tenant pays all utilities including sewer. $585 plus security. Call (570) 357-0712

PLYMOUTH

950

Half Doubles

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

WILKES-BARRE Parsons Section

3 bedroom half double. Off street parking. Pets welcome. $550/month credit/criminal check required. Call 570-283-9100, x12

GLEN LYON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths. Clean, roomy family home. No pets., $650/month, Call (570)864-8595

KINGSTON

3 bedroom single house 1 & 3/4 bath, garage, washer/ dryer, new flooring, porch, $850 + utilities. (570)991-5190

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

KINGTSTON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths in quiet residential neighborhood. Central air, all appliances including washer/dryer on 1st floor. Off street parking. Deck. Basement & attic storage. No pets. Non smoking. References & security. $1,150. month + utilities. Call after 6 pm 570-814-6714

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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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Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

RICKETT’S GLEN AREA Beautiful secluded

farmhouse, 4 bedroom, 2 baths, all appliances, washer/dryer hookup, 2 car attached garage. $1,100/ month + utilities & security. Call 570-864-1014

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PRINGLE

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

953 Houses for Rent

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1039

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

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Chimney Service

A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

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CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

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

Commercial Properties

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

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Handyman Services

MERIT HANDYMAN SERVICE You Name It, We Can Do it. Over 30 Years Experience in General Construction Licensed & Insured 570-704-8759

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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

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

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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

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Painting & Wallpaper

Serra Painting Book Now For Summer & Save. All Work Guaranteed Satisfaction. 30 Yrs. Experience Powerwash & Paint Vinyl, Wood, Stucco Aluminum. Free Estimates You Can’t Lose! 570-822-3943

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

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

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