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VOL.19 ISSUE 43 SEPTEMBER 5-11 2012 • THEWEEKENDER.COM

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What was your favorite after-school activity?

John Popko

Chris Hughes

“Basketball. I still have my sweet 3 point shot.”

“Soccer and participating in our school musicals.”

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Shelby Kremski

Account executive • 570.829.7204 skremski@theweekender.com

“Anything that involved spending time with my friends.”

Mike Golubiewski Production editor • 570.829.7209 mgolubiewski@theweekender.com

“Working at J.S. Raub Shoes ...”

Editor • 570.831.7322 chughes@theweekender.com

Kieran Inglis

Account executive • 570.831.7321 kinglis@theweekender.com

“Playing lacrosse.”

Rich Howells

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“Drama club. Once a geek, always a geek.”

Amanda Dittmar

Graphic Designer • 570.970.7401 adittmar@theweekender.com

“Going to shows, I was pretty hardcore.”

Tell @wkdr your favorite after-school activity Contributors

Ralphie Aversa, Justin Brown, Marie Burrell, Caeriel Crestin, Pete Croatto, Stephanie DeBalko, Janelle Engle, Tim Hlivia, Michael Irwin, Amy Longsdorf, Kacy Muir, Jason Riedmiller, Lisa Schaeffer, Alan Sculley, Chuck Shepherd, Alan K. Stout, Mike Sullivan, Estella Sweet, Bill Thomas, Noelle Vetrosky

Letter from the editor

I’ve gotten the band back together. Let me explain. From 2010 to earlier this year, I served as the first editor of Go Lackawanna, a weekly newspaper operated by Impressions Media that was based in Scranton. In that time, my staff writer was Rich Howells and my chief photographer was Jason Riedmiller. Since April, I worked as the online editor for The Times Leader in Wilkes-Barre, leaving behind the tight-knit crew I had assembled. But when the need arose two weeks ago for someone to become the editor of the Weekender as the search for a permanent replacement began, I heeded the call. Just like Jake and Elwood Blues, I put my band back together with Rich on staff and Jason shooting once again. I hope that during my short time here (I have intentions to return to the daily at some point),

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we can continue to offer excellent information about the arts and entertainment scene in northeastern Pennsylvania. I’m no stranger to the Weekender. My byline has appeared here in the seven years that I’ve been employed by this newsgroup. A former editor and I also successfully hatched an online music video series promoting local acts and venues. But it’s most exciting to me to work with a team I know I can depend on that includes both new and old coworkers. Even more importantly, I want to hear from you about what’s missing in your Weekender. After all, without readers, this job is kind of like talking to the wall. Love a story? Hate one? Either reaction is great. Email me about it at chughes@theweekender.com or call me at (570) 970-7322, and we’ll hash out the details. Until then, thanks for reading.

- Christopher J. Hughes Weekender Editor

Online comment of the week.

Seth MacFarlane

@SethMacFarlane

The Clint Eastwood speech is gonna play a lot better once they finish animating Roger Rabbit into that chair.

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index Sept. 5-11, 2012

By Weekender Staff

weekender@theweekender.com

COVER STORY 14-15

LISTINGS

THIS JUST IN ... 7 SPEAK & SEE ... 13 CONCERTS ... 20-21 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT .... 22 AGENDA ... 28, 34, 39, 42, 45, 48 THEATER .... 31 CAR & BIKE ... 58

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ALBUM REVIEWS ... 24 CHARTS ... 24

STAGE & SCREEN MOVIE REVIEW ... 27 HOUDINI MUSEUM … 30 NOVEL APPROACH ... 31 BRADLEY COOPER … 32 RALPHIE REPORT ... 40 STARSTRUCK ... 40 FLOOD PHOTOS … 41 NEW VISIONS … 53 FIRST FRIDAY SCRANTON … 54

FOOD & FASHION NEWS OF THE WEIRD ... 10 PUZZLE ... 28 THE F-WORD … 44 GREEN PIECE ... 46 GIRL TALK … 50

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TECH TALK ... 25 SORRY MOM & DAD ... 42 GET YOUR GAME ON … 52 SHOW US SOME SKIN ... 56 SIGN LANGUAGE ... 57 MOTORHEAD ... 58 WEEKENDER MAN ... 69 WEEKENDER MODEL ... 70

ON THE COVER DESIGN AND PHOTO BY AMANDA DITTMAR VOLUME 19 • ISSUE 43

Trey Anastasio is coming to Stroudsburg next month. TREY COOL The Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) announced Monday that Phish co-founder Trey Anastasio will perform on Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $39.50. More details on the upcoming show can be found at www.shermantheater.com.

DANCING DEBUT Symmetry Dance Company will make its debut this week during the First Friday Scranton Art Walk on Sept. 7. The company will be performing work by Company Director Abby Scaramuzzo and Assistant Director Laura Ancherani. The group will also offer free Nia technique yoga and Piloxing demonstrations in conjunction with Symmetry Studio of Scranton. All performances and demonstrations will take place on the lawn at Courthouse Square facing North Washington Avenue. Demonstrations and performances last 15 minutes each and will run from 6:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. HAVE A DRINK IN DUPONT The Drink to Pink Happy Hour, set for Friday, Sept. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides

Against Breast Cancer Walk. Making Strides Chair Erin McFadden said Friday’s event at Midtown Sports Bar and Grill (28 Concord Dr., Dupont) will feature drink specials, live music from Plan B, and basket raffles. A $5 minimum donation gets patrons access to $1.50 drafts, $3 mixed drinks or house wines, and 10 percent off food. The local Making Strides event is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, at 8 a.m. at Kirby Park. For details, email mcfadden289@gmail.com. CAMELBEACH SETS NEW RECORD ATTENDANCE Last week, the Tannersville water park broke its previous record attendance for a single season set in 2005. The five-member Gober family of Easton was awarded season passes for the 2013 season after becoming the 366,000th guest to walk through the gates this year, eclipsing the 2005 mark of 365,000 guests. W

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I TURN MY CAMERA (PHONE) ON Camerawork (515 Center St., Scranton) opens an exhibit this week that encourages photographers to leave their phones on. The “Cameraphone Show” opens Friday, Sept. 7, as part of First Friday Scranton and includes pieces captured using only the tiny lenses included in the devices that you could only make phone calls on a few years ago. An opening reception runs from 6 p.m. to 8:20 p.m., but the exhibit continues through Oct. 2. For details, visit www.cam-

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‘Pheromone parties’ attract men and women seeking romance not via often-insincere conversation but based on the primal-scent signals emitted by each other’s sleptin T-shirts. Organizers have staged parties in New York City and Los Angeles and plan to expand, according to an Associated Press report. The organizers’ initial conclusion: People prefer lovers with a somewhat-different genetic makeup than their own, but not too different. INTRUDER (NOT) ALERT In August, Daniel Castillo’a Jet Ski broke down in New York City’s Jamaica Bay, forcing him to swim to the nearest shore -- at JFK International Airport. As Castillo roamed the grounds, he somehow failed to disturb the airport’s $100 million, state-ofthe-art Perimeter Intrusion Detection System of cameras and motion sensors, stumbling into the Delta terminal before an employee noticed him. This happened two weeks after the now-notorious “peace” protest of nun Megan Rice, 82, and two colleagues, who cut through fences at the Oak Ridge (Tenn.) nuclear reservation’s Y-12 facility that houses more than 100 tons of highly enriched uranium. They braved numerous (though apparently unmonitored or malfunctioning) alarms and sensors for up to two hours before a lone guard stopped them. SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM New York City is the scene this summer of a particularly nasty turf war among ice cream trucks vying for space on the city’s choicest blocks. Most aggressive, according to a July New York Post report, are the drivers of Mister Softee trucks. Said a Yogo frozen yogurt vendor, “If you see a Mister Softee truck, you know bad things are coming,” including, reported the Post, such hardball tactics as cutting rival trucks’ brake lines. DEATH AND TAXES The Treasury Department’s inspector general reported in

August that the IRS doled out more than $5 billion in fraudulent income tax returns in 2011 (owing to its mission to provide refunds promptly without first vetting the claims). The agency “refunded” $3.3 million to a single address in Lansing, Mich. (supposedly the home of 2,137 different tax filers) and nearly $4 million to three Florida addresses (518 to one in Tampa, 741 to one in Belle Glade, and 703 to a post office box in Orlando). In all, refunds were claimed by, among others, 105,000 dead people. CHIMP REHAB? A Taru Jurug Zoo official in Central Java, Indonesia, reported in July that “Tori,” its famous, 13-year-old cigarettesmoking orangutan, had been moved with her boyfriend to an isolated island with recreational facilities so she could kick her nicotine habit. At Taru Jurug, visitors kept enabling her by tossing her cigarettes. BICYCLE CHASE The thief who snatched the brand- new bike from Wheelworks in Belmont, Mass., in August got away, but police saw surveillance photos of him when he returned to the store two hours later and asked to see some locks (presumably so he could secure the bike he had just stolen). Incredulous employees gave chase, but the thief ran faster. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING Kristen DeCosta, 30, was

charged with 17 recent burglaries around Somerset, Mass., in August. According to Police Chief Joseph Ferreira, DeCosta is perhaps the only perp ever not to understand that, since she was wearing a GPS ankle monitor (from an earlier arrest), all 17 break-ins were tracked. BLAME IT ON THE DOG Bill Dillon, 52, was featured in News of the Weird in May 2009 and April 2012 for having served 27 years in a Florida prison for murder after a fanciful conviction based largely on “testimony” of dog-handler John Preston’s “wonder” German shepherd that seemingly found precise, impossible scents exactly where prosecutors needed to find them. It wasn’t until 2009 that one central Florida judge challenged Preston -- and exposed the dog’s incompetence. Dillon was exonerated, Florida’s governor apologized, and the state legislature provided generous financial compensation. And on July 18, musician Dillon accepted an invitation from the Tampa Bay Rays to sing the National Anthem before a game, including the nowironic lyric, “And the land of the free.” HIGHWAY TO HELL Jacob Kost, 23, was charged with murder after allegedly running down a man with his truck in Cornelius, N.C., in June following a barroom altercation. According to police, the two men were challenging each other as to which one had the W best truck.

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Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group: Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. 18+. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register.

King’s College Events: (133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, www.kings.edu) • Campion Literary Society Open Reading: Sept. 20, 7 p.m., Regina Court (N. Main St., King’s College). Poems, short stories, drama, creative nonfiction. Bring original works or work of published authors. Info: ext. 5487 • 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

Lizza Studios (900 Rutter Ave., Suite 10, Forty Fort, 570.991.6611, betsy@lizzastudios.com) • On display: A private collection of work by Czech artist Colini.

a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. by appt. • “Seeking The Muse-A decade of Art at the Blue Heron Gallery:” through Jan. 24. 22 artists. Info: wchamber@epix.net

STACKS Writing Group Every other Tues., 6 p.m., The Banshee, (320 Penn Ave., Scranton). Info: stackswritinggroup@gmail.com

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

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

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Wed., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. Sept. 16, Beat Jazz Poetry Night • “Users” Russ Noto: Sept. 6-28. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Artspace Gallery (221 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.0737, artspace-bloomsburg.com) Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m., Sun., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment. • “Natural Layers:” through Sept. 30. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, 570.476.4460, artspacegallery.net) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat-Sun, noon-4 p.m. 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 Blue Heron Art Gallery (121 Main St., Wyalusing, 570.746.4922, www.blueheronart.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9

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. • Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012-2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details. • Cameraphone Show: Sept. 7-Oct. 2. Opening reception Sept. 7, 6-8:20 p.m. Call for info. 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. • 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. 27.

Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Two Travelers” work by Mary Lou Steinberg and Kate Senunas: through Sept. 8. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • 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.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Pennsylvania Artisans” Exhibit: through Sept. 6. Glass, pottery, sculptures, painting, more. • Photography Exhibit: Sept. 14-Oct. 11 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. 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

Sullivan County Council on the Arts • Accepting applications for annual juried Fall Art Expo. At least $1,200 in cash prizes this year. Categories: Painting, drawing, photography, three-dimensional art. PDF applications at sullivanarts.org/upload/2012expoapplication.pdf. Info: sullivanarts.org, info@sullivanarts.org, 570.928.8927 • Fall Art Expo: Oct. 13-14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forksville Fairgrounds (Rte. 154, Forksville). 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: through 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. T.W. Shoemaker Gallery (312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming) • “One Year Later: A Retrospective Look at the Flood of the Susquehanna River in West Pittston, Penna.:” Sept. 8-Oct. 27. Opening reception and neighborhood sidewalk sale to benefit the West Pittston Library Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: facebook.com/ twshoemakerart, jamie@jamiesmith.com. 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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Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • Basic Computer Class for Adults: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Call to register. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 6:30 p.m. New members always welcome. • Family Story Time: Wed., 10 a.m. • Attention Teens: Looking for teen volunteers 6th grade+ to help with book logs. • Adult Summer Reading: Between the Covers: Adult fiction, nonfiction. Private book sale at end of summer. • Bedtime Stories: Wrapped books that kids can take home, rate. Each returned rate slip entered to win prizes. • Lego Club: Starting Sept. 17, meets Mon., 4 p.m. Wait list only, call. • “A Taste of Greater Pittston” Fundraiser to Library building fund: Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m. Tastings of homemade wine, “Greater Pittston’s Choice” award presented, samples of appetizers, entrees, desserts by area restaurants.

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Mahady 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. • 4 x 8 Landscapes: Furniture by Paul Ludick: through Oct. 14. Artist’s reception Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.


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Aayu members and ‘Culture Shock!’ planners include, from left, Jesse Bowers, Matt Cangiolosi, Cory Wolff, and Mark Ciccone.

Electric atmosphere behind Culture Shock! By Christopher J. Hughes Weekender Editor

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CRANTON – The organizers of the latest cultural festival set for Scranton hope they’ll truly offer something for everyone. Featuring everything from a hip hop artist who utilizes chip tune samples to a collection of visual artists and a live mural painting, “Culture Shock! Free Music Festival” begins at noon on Saturday, Sept. 8, and continues through 10 p.m. The event features the aforementioned musical act Aayu, along with pop punk

rockers Terror on the Screen; punk acts Lila Ignite and Down to Six; hip hop artists b.FUNK, Nelson, and STA; and rock outfit Silhouette Lies on the main stage. Acoustic performances on the Flying Penguin Entertainment stage from Nick Gettel, Moonstriker, DotDotDotSheLovesMeNot, Just Saying, Castles, and Matt Cangiolosi will keep audiences moving throughout the day. “It started out as just wanting to do something at the park, a day of music. As

we came here to brainstorm, it grew into what it is now,” explained Everyone You Know Entertainment co-owner Cory Wolff, 28. The Scranton resident and manager of Aayu said “Culture Shock!” will include displays from artists Sean McHale, Emily Taylor, Allison LaRussa, Alex Seeley, and Corey Romano’s live mural painting. Planning for Saturday’s event began in May, but Wolff said the idea had existed for quite some time. “We already had a lot of

stuff in mind. We knew what we wanted it to be about: We wanted it to be a community event, something free for everyone to come out to,” he said.

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olff and Aayu vocalist Mark Ciccone, 29, of Dunmore, met in mid-2009, and the two immediately bonded over their shared appreciation of rapper Brother Ali. “Out here, not a lot of people know about Brother Ali. I was surprised to see this

guy wearing a shirt,” Wolff recalled. As Ciccone began building his stage presence as Aayu - adding Scrantonians Jesse Bowers, 24, on drums and deejay Cangiolosi, 24 - Wolff stepped in to build websites and eventually form Everyone You Know as an avenue to release their unique brand of music. While Ciccone has performed often in Scranton, the Bucks County native is especially looking forward to giving back to the area through the free music event. “This festival is really important because Scranton has shown me a lot of love in the last few years that I’ve lived here,” he said. Personally, he hopes those attending “Culture Shock!” will find something they can connect with. “Music has been, sometimes, the only thing I’ve had,” Ciccone said. “But the thing about music is that it’s universal, so if you just have music it opens up the door to other things. Music opened up the door to spirituality for me and to forming friendships, a million things. It’s freakin’ powerful. “There’s no way I can explain it.” While he’s quick to toss verbal jabs at his friend and manager, Ciccone is sincere when he talks about the hard work that went into the Nay Aug Park concert. “I’m impressed. I’m proud of Cory,” he said. Wolff hopes the event draws several hundred people to the section of Nay Aug Park across from the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, and that they stay to enjoy the atmosphere, as well as a game of horseshoes or lawn darts. The event will also include two bounce houses for a small fee, according to Wolff.


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s both an artist and resident, Ciccone said he’s seen a steady decline in the number of open venues. “There aren’t a lot of options - and not just in this area but in any area - where you can do something like this anymore,” he said. “The all-ages shows have died out from when I was a kid. It’s all 21-and-up now and in the bars. There aren’t a lot of venues

up here or anywhere where you can play for just about anybody.” The need for such festivals isn’t lost on his fellow musicians. “It’s a really important event that allows people from Scranton and the outlying areas to come in and see that there’s not just a bar on Saturday night that you can go to and see a cover band,” said Rafael Pimentel, 22, of Scranton, guitarist and backup vocalist for Silhouette Lies. “There are original things happening here for everyone, whether you like rap or rock or anything else.” Terror on the Screen guitarist Chris Ventura, 26, of Olyphant, said the festival atmosphere is a great way for musicians to share experiences and fans. “Mixing styles definitely helps,” Ventura said, recalling a performance earlier this year at The Vintage Theater

that crossed genres. “When we played that show with Aayu, he was bringing out a completely different crowd… By the end of the night, we had people coming up to us saying they wanted to check us out and vice versa. It’s a good way to get people into new music.” The live performances also help build an important personal connection between the musicians and new audiences. “I think a lot of younger kids and a lot of bands think that it’s OK if you like their f***ing page on Facebook, and that’s all you need,” Ciccone said. “This might show some people that you go out and play to connect with other musicians and form relationships in person. “Why would I want to make music if I’m not performing and connecting with people? The human connection is so underrated.” W

CULTURE SHOCK! Free Music Fest, Sat., Sept. 8, noon to 10 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton.

SET LIST

Main stage Noon-12:30 p.m.: Nelson 12:30-1 p.m.: STA 1:30-2 p.m.: Lila Ignite 2:30-3:30 p.m.: Down To Six 4-4:30 p.m.: Terror On The Screen 5-6:30 p.m.: b.FUNK 7-8:30 p.m.: Aayu 9-10 p.m.: Silhouette Lies Flying Penguin Entertainment stage 1-1:30 p.m.: Nick Gettel 2-2:30 p.m.: Moonstriker 3:30-4 p.m.: DotDotDot-SheLovesMeNot 4:30-5 p.m.: Just Saying 6:30-7 p.m.: Castles 8:30-9 p.m.: Matt Canglalosi Visual artists include Sean McHale, Emily Taylor, Allison LaRussa, Alex Seeley, and Corey Romano. Food vendors include The Magic Bus Café.

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Proceeds raised through the bounce houses will benefit The Vintage Theater and its new Scranton location. A previous show that Wolff held at The Vintage helped foster a good relationship with the Scranton arts venue. “They were one of the first people to let us play. They’ve been pretty good to us,” he said.

Info: www.cultureshockfest.com or Cory Wolff at (570) 507-0443. Top: Silhouette Lies is set to close ‘Culture Shock!’ with a set starting at 9 p.m. at Nay Aug Park.

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ALICE C. WILTSIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton 570.861.0510 www.wiltsiecenter.org - Art Garfunkel: Oct. 6, $37$62

5TH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MINDS MUSIC FESTIVAL Stroudsburg jibberjazz.com/motm5 - Sept. 21-23; Rock ’n’ roll, jam, reggae, bluegrass, more. 21 bands, 3 stages, indoor/outdoor. $60/pre-sale, $75/day of.

BREWS BROTHERS WEST 75 Main St., Luzerne 570.283.1300 Tickets at Ticketfly.com, venue or Pittston location at 1705 River St. - Locket Love: Sept. 7, 9 p.m., $5, 18+

COVE HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS 1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com - The Charlie Daniels Band: Sept. 2 - Billy Gardell: Sept. 23 - Chef Brian Duffy: Oct. 5-6, Oct. 19-20 - Justin Willman: Nov. 18

THE CRIMSON LION HOOKAH LOUNGE 37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre - Stagnant Pools / King God / Mock Sun: Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m., $5, 18+

CULTURE SHOCK - Sept. 8, noon-10 p.m., Nay Aug Park, Scranton, free. Featuring Aayu / Lila Ignite / Nelson / STA / B. Funk / Terror on the Screen / Silhouette Lies and acoustic artists

F.M. KIRBY CENTER 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 - Austalian Pink Floyd Show, Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m., $27-$43 - Straight No Chaser: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $36.45-$46.70

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

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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

119 Jefferson St., Scranton - Black47: Sept. 9, 9 p.m., $20 at door, Eventbrite

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe 570.325.0249 mauchchunkoperahouse.com - 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

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

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT 44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - Sandra Bernhard: Sept. 22, 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

667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Tony Carfora, Bob O’Connell, Matt Bennick, and more: Sept. 6, 5 p.m., $5 - Cabinet: Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $8$12 - Ol’ Cabbage (Phish tribute): Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Giants of Leisure: Sept. 13, 8 p.m., $5 or free w/ college ID - Miz / Big Daddy Love: Sept. 14, 8 p.m., $8-$12 - Suze / Flabberghaster: Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Project Object: Sept. 19, 8 p.m., $12 - Clarence Spady Band: Sept. 21, 8 p.m., $5 - 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 Ends of the Earth: Sept. 28, 8 p.m., $5 - 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

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

SHERMAN THEATER 524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Patent Pending: Sept. 7, 6 p.m., $10-$12 - Sound Party Ultraviolet Foam Party (ages 14-19): Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $10-$12 - 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

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 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY 3421 Willow St., Philadelphia 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.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA 334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Safetysuit / Taylor Berrett: Sept. 7, 7 p.m. - Styles P: Sept. 8, 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 / Action Item: Sept. 14, 7 p.m. - David Nail / Drake White / Matt Gary: Sept. 15, 8 p.m.

- Gillie Da Kid / Inner City Hustlers / Lee Mazin: Sept. 20: 6 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. - Mr. Muthaf**king Exquire / Theodore Grams: Sept. 26, 7 p.m. - Emilie Autumn: Sept. 27, 5 p.m. - Lebowski Fest: Sept. 28, 7 p.m. - Ground Up / Mazon: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Rachelle Ferrell / K’jon: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - Joe Jackson Band: Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. - Blue Sky Riders / Kenny Loggins: Sept. 19, 8 p.m. - Beth Orton: Sept. 25, 8 p.m. - Wynonna Judd / The Big Noise: Sept. 28, 8 p.m. - The Fab Faux (Beatles tribute): Sept. 29, 8 p.m. - Los Lobos / Amy Helm: Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m.

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

TOWER THEATER 69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Bob Weir: Sept. 10, 8 p.m. - Bloc Party / Ceremony: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - Anthony Hamilton / Estelle / Antoine Dunn: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m. - Metric: Sept. 22, 7 p.m. - David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept. 27, 8 p.m. - Doo Wop Extravaganza: Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

TROCADERO 10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - Kreator / Accept / Swallow The Sun: Sept. 6, 7 p.m. - Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine / The Ray Gradys, more: Sept. 7, 8 p.m. - The Cutting Heads / Take the Hint!, more: Sept. 8, 6 p.m. - Makeoutclub / DJ DeeJay / Fame Lust / John D: Sept. 14, 9 p.m. - Stephen Marley: Sept. 19, 8 p.m. - Michael Kiwanuka: Sept. 20, 8 p.m. - WU-Block / Saigon / Jawn-


50 State Rt. 120 East Rutherford, N.J. - Levon Helm: Oct. 3, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN 7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Madonna: Nov. 12, 8 p.m.

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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.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

Three iconic musicians of the fusion genre - guitarist Larry Coryell, bassist Victor Bailey, and drummer Lenny White - are set to play their jazz, blues, and rock anthems at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House on Sat., Sept. 8. Tickets are available online at www.mauchchunkoperahouse.com and at SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) either by visiting or calling them at 570.325.0249. The Opera House box office can also be reached at 570.325.0249.

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER

- Bob Dylan and His Band: Sept. 9, 7 p.m. - Farm Aid: Sept. 22, noon.

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Tiesto: Oct. 8, 7 p.m.

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ELSEWHERE IN PA

CROCODILE ROCK 520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - Less Than Jake / A Wilhelm Scream / Junior Battles: Sept. 12, 6:30 p.m. - Lee Brice: Sept. 21, 8 p.m. - 12 Stones: Sept. 25, 6 p.m. - (Hed) P.E.: Sept. 26, 7 p.m. - Melvins: Sept. 27, 7 p.m. - Kit Fysto: Sept. 29, 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.

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem - Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang: Sept. 7, 7 p.m. - The Offspring: Sept. 8, 8 p.m. - Gabriel Iglesias: Sept. 13, 8 p.m. - Kansas / King’s X: Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

WHITAKER CENTER 222 Market St., Harrisburg Phone: 717.214.ARTS - Indigo Girls: Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER 2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 8, 9, 18 and 19, TIMES VARY - ZZ Top: Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m. - Anthony Hamilton / Estelle / Antoine Dunn: Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

HERSHEYPARK STADIUM 100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911

- Nightwish/ Kamelot: Sept. 15, 8 p.m. - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 18 and 19, TIMES VARY - Tedeschi Trucks Band: Sept. 21-22, 8 p.m. - David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept. 25-26, 8 p.m. - Celtic Thunder: Sept. 29, 2:30 & 8 p.m.

BETHEL WOODS CENTER Bethel NY www.bethelwoodscenter.org - Southside Johnny & The Poor Fools: Sept. 8, 8 p.m. - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 15, 2:30 p.m. - Parker Quartet: Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m. - Steve Earle / Allison Moorer: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA 1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY Phone: 670.778.6626 - The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 12, 7 p.m. - Avicii: Sept. 13, 7:30 p.m.

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BALLROOM 311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Amon Tobin: Sept. 14, 8 p.m. - Slash / Myles Kennedy / Foxy Shazam: Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA 17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Imagine Dragons / Ghost Beach: Sept. 7, 7:30 p.m. - Killcode / Star Killer, more: Sept. 8, 7 p.m. - Potato: Sept. 9, 11:59 p.m. - Owl City / Action Item: Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m. - The Jesus and Mary Chain: Sept. 13-14, 8 p.m. - Stephen Marley: Sept. 18, 7 p.m. - Big K.R.I.T. / Slim Thug: Sept. 20, 7 p.m. - Devin Townsend / Katatonia / Paradise Lost / Stolen Babies: Sept. 23, 6 p.m. - Das Racist / Lakutis: Sept. 27, 7 p.m. - North Mississippi All Stars / Missing Cats: Sept. 28, 7 p.m. - First Aid Kit / Dylan Leblanc: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

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BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Kansas: Sept. 15, 9 p.m. - Ray Manzarek & Robby Krieger of The Doors: Sept. 21-22, 9 p.m. - Earth Wind & Fire: Sept. 22, 8 p.m. - The Texas Tenors: Sept. 23, 3 p.m. - The Temptations: Sept. 28, 9 p.m. - Tony Bennett: Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

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Trance-driven tales from Tim Langford Tim “Too Slim” Langford, the frontman for roots rockers Too Slim & The Taildraggers, has a knack for digging into the darker side of the Americana lexicon. His last Taildraggers release, 2011’s “Shivers,” featured a memorable track called “Daddies Bones,” an unnerving story built around a shady crime syndicate and, ultimately, death. Langford’s inspiration here still borrows from the outer fringes of humanity, painted with brooding acoustic swaths - his songs tempered to be read as folklorefueled dreamscapes. Whereas his Taildraggers

output leans toward the alt-country, outlaw side of the roadhouse, this solo set relies on a trancelike, often minimalist environment. Langford let loose with an acoustic guitar in hand, with just a few overdubs and drum brushes accordingly. His naked steel licks on the instrumental “La Llorona” leave plenty of space in between each phrase, delicately suggestive of the pain that inspired the song – a legend of a woman drowning her children for the man she loves, only to walk the earth in an afterlife of torment. “Shaking A Cup” is a sobering reflection of the

Lecrae “Gravity” WWW

Gospel rapper Lecrae solid Christian rapper Lecrae doesn’t fit the typical mold of a gospel artist. His arms are covered with tattoos, he normally sports his hats tilted to the side and often wears slightly sagging pants. Don’t let that be a distraction. The Houston native is a true talent with a unique ability to deliver thought-provoking messages on life without sounding

homeless plight, as Langford softly empathizes through a near-whispered vocal, a flatpicking technique after each chorus accenting his message. “Princeville Serenade” is another skillfully arranged instrumental piece, joined at the hip by ukulele and a dobro-crying melody line, haunting with its simplicity and range. Tracks like “40 Watt Bulb” further explore the themes of a vagrant existence, with provocative lyrics like “the blues don’t get no bluer than this” reverberating through a Jeff Buckley-reminiscent Americana presentation. It becomes clear that Tim Langford’s heartspun expression and The Taildraggers’ twanged wallop are indeed two different entities. Langford lays bare his psyche through a rush of acoustic eccentricities and profound lyrical depth in the tall tales from the heartland’s underbelly. W - Mark Uricheck Weekender Correspondent

like a Bible-thumping preacher. His rap approach has earned him praise by many in hip-hop, from veteran rapper Bun B to Lupe Fiasco. On his sixth album "Gravity," Lecrae delivers a strong piece of work. He’s not afraid to rap about his past mistakes, supplying inspirational rhymes filled with Christian values backed by wellproduced secular hip-hop beats. One of the best songs on the 15-track album is the DJ Khalil-produced "Mayday," featuring rapper Big K.R.I.T. and 2011 American Idol contestant Ashthon Jones. Big K.R.I.T. is impressive on the soulful song, and Lecrae insightfully raps with substance: "Now I found true religion and it’s not inside no denim/and the overpriced shades will never give you vision." "Lucky Ones," featuring Rudy Currence, is a piano-driven song where Lecrae raps about being fortunate to receive a second chance in life through faith. Lecrae attempts to educate about the pitfalls of street life on the high-energy "Violence." On "Confe$$ions," he raps that having an abundant amount of money doesn’t always equal happiness. Other standout tracks are "Free From It All," featuring Mathai, "Walk With Me," with Novel, and "Tell the World," including Mali Music. W - Jonathan Landrum Jr. Associated Press

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Two Door Cinema Club “Beacon” WWWW

No slump for Two Door Cinema Club Two Door Cinema Club blasted onto the airwaves in 2010 with its debut "Tourist History." The group’s wistful and perfectly constructed ditties about youth and love lodged them firmly in the indie set and spread optimism

Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Gotye/Kimbra: “Somebody That I Used To Know” 7. Neon Trees: “Everybody Talks” 6. Rihanna: “Where Have You Been” 5. P!nk: “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”

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Tim ‘Too Slim’ Langford ‘‘Broken Halo’’ through the hearts of losers and geeks with a positive love song, "Something Good Can Work." With its second album "Beacon," the Northern Ireland trio keeps that flame alive. The band continues its shoegazing style but with added twists. There’s an electro spin on some of the tracks, showing the boys are capable of concocting more than guitar riffs, and they’ve gained more swagger since the release of their debut. Precision is key with Two Door Cinema Club songs and they never miss a beat throughout "Beacon." First single "Sleep Alone" pulsates with a steady drumbeat and is melancholic and full of yearning as Alex Trimble sings, "Hold me close/I’ve never been this far from home." And "Handshake" is interestingly punctuated with an electronic pulse throughout. "Next Year" is cleverly constructed, giving vocals, electronics and guitar space to breathe, and is lyrically optimistic. "I’ll be home for next year darling," they promise. The record doesn’t have as many standout songs as "Tourist History," but still sees the band heading in an interesting indie disco direction and shows they did not slip into the second-album doldrums. W

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By Nick Delorenzo

Special to the Weekender

Can Jobs-less Apple still drive tech? The jury has spoken – Samsung is required to fork over more than $1 billion to Apple for intellectual property violations. Apple is also demanding that the Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S2, Charge and Galaxy Prevail be pulled from the shelves. The fate of these devices will be decided on Sept. 20. And while Apple celebrates its continued monopoly on rounded corners and grids of icons, things could be much worse. This isn’t a death blow for Android, Samsung or Google; instead, this is Apple’s traditional way of saying that it feels threatened by the quality of a competing product. Billion-dollar jackpot aside, all of the devices mentioned in

the suit are obsolete. There’s a Galaxy S3 in town now, and the suit doesn’t even mention Samsung’s bevy of tablet devices or its recently unveiled concepts for new mobile devices. Meanwhile, Motorola and Apple have formed licensing relationships that seem to indicate the former competitors have reached some form of détente. The other Android manufacturers are a problem for Apple because many of them manufacture parts contained in the iPhone. From a purely economic standpoint, Apple can’t kill Android. It can’t even hope to maintain market dominance. It’s simple math. When 84 of the world’s largest carriers, software

The late Steve Jobs was crucial to Apple’s recent successes. How will they fare without him? (AP Photo) providers, and hardware manufacturers produce and sell Android devices and one manufacturer (Apple) relies on parts produced by competitors, it’s

easy to see why they might be reluctant to push harder than they currently are. Apple’s genius is manifold, I’ll admit that – a synergistic

blend of marketing, design, and technology. But at the end of the day, it’s still just another company. Apple’s brand image relies on pumping out a constant stream of revolutionary devices, something that, historically speaking, it has only managed when Steve Jobs was around. In order for Apple to retain its current popularity, it’ll have to do something that once again fundamentally changes the way we use technology, not the rumored iPad mini or new iteration of the iPhone. What Apple can do without Jobs still remains to be seen. W

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Natasha Calis stars as Em in the film, "The Possession."

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No prized 'Possession' “The Possession” often plays like an Adam Sandler movie after somebody carefully removed all of the jokes. Like most late period Sandler films, “The Possession” revolves around a workaholic father (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who attempts to reconcile with his estranged family. But instead of a magical remote control or a Kangol-wearing Jack Nicholson getting in his way and destroying Dad’s home-life, a demon possesses his youngest daughter and causes all sorts of comic chaos. Additionally, in what some

may consider the most Sandler-friendly twist, the father eventually enlists the help of a hip hop rabbi (Matisyahu) to banish the demon back to the hoary netherworld. All “The Possession” needed was a couple of scenes of Kevin James getting kicked in the balls by a goat and a few strategically placed farts and discerning audiences would be avoiding “The Possession” for completely different reasons. Typical of the kind of bland product that infects movie theatres from the end of August to the beginning of October, “The Possession” is yet

another uninspired knock-off of “The Exorcist” that exists solely for the sake of a gimmick. You see, “The Possession” is – possibly - the very first film about a Jewish exorcism. It’s an interesting idea but “The Possession” treats this concept in a painfully superficial way. The film lazily swaps out Catholic imagery for Judaic imagery and the end result is generic and meaningless. As you watch “The Possession,” you get the unsettling feeling that Juliet Snowden and Stiles White didn’t actual-

ly bother to write the screenplay. They just took the script from “The Exorcist,” crossed out any references to the devil or priests, replaced it with dybbuks and rabbis and hoped that nobody would notice. Yet the most surprising aspect behind “The Possession” is that it was helmed by Ole Bernedal, who gave us the atmospheric Danish thriller “Nattevagten” as well as its underrated American remake “Nightwatch.” But unlike Bernedal’s previous efforts, “The Possession” is as workmanlike as any Lifetime movie but lacks their muted sleaziness. “The Possession” is the worst kind of horror movie. Not just because it fails to be scary but also because it’s forever teetering on the precipice of camp but never manages to take the plunge. It’s a shame because the film does have its fair share

of unintentional hilarity. For example the final image from the movie bears more than just a striking resemblance to the endings of “Scary Movie 1-3” and, for whatever reason; the film desperately attempts to turn moths into the most frightening things imaginable. But most of the laughs come from the film’s ridiculous depiction of demonic possession. Parents please know that if your child is eating pancakes faster than usual and doesn’t like dentists, they may already have a Jewish demon living deep inside of their stomach. Beware. Inessential and cliché-riddled, “The Possession” is the kind of film you’ll be struggling to remember moments after you’ve left the theater. This movie is so boring and generic it feels like it was the first film to be released by Shurfine Studios. W

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Matisyahu, left, attempts an exorcism in a scene from “The Possession.” Also shown are Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and Calis.

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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

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS 26th Annual Ronald McDonald House of Scranton 5K Race and Fun Walk Sept. 30, Nay Aug Park. Kid’s Fun Run. Info: 570.969.8998 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. • Fight For Air Walk: Oct. 13, 10 a.m., Nay Aug Park, 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. Dupont Hose Company (308 Main St., Dupont, 654.5121, dupontpafire.com) • Fall Dinner Dance: Sept. 29, doors 6 p.m., buffet 7 p.m., music 8 p.m.

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Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz are very proud of the things they’ve accomplished since establishing the Houdini Museum in 1988. A quick conversation with the pair of magicians soon turns into a roll call of highlights from the Scranton attraction’s nearly 25 years of history. The museum has been featured on the History Channel and the Travel Channel, and just last year Dietrich and Brookz restored a bust of Harry Houdini that had been missing from the legendary escape artist’s gravesite since the1970s. It hasn’t all been TV time and acts of philanthropy, though. For as many steps forward the Houdini Museum has made, it has endured just as many setbacks. The building the museum occupies at1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, has always needed work. Dietrich and Brookz admitted it was chosen more for its potential – and parking spaces – than for its solidity. “It was really a wreck of a building when we first got it, but we did our best to fix it up,� Dietrich said. “Everything had to be replaced. When it rained outside, it rained inside. Was it a good idea to start with a place that was that dead? Probably not, but we did it anyway.� That decision has come back to bite them on occasion. For example, several years ago a steam pipe in the building burst, ruining numerous one-of-a-kind pieces of

Dorothy Dietrich and Dick Brookz are seeking help in raising funds for the facelift project. Houdini memorabilia. Nevertheless, the duo continues to do their best with what they have. Perhaps a $30,000 grant, which Scranton’s Office of Economic and Community Development recently awarded the museum for renovations to its weathered, outdated facade, is just what the doctor ordered. Even Scranton Mayor Chris Doherty is excited about it. “The artwork I’ve seen for (the new façade) is really outstanding,â€? he said. “It’s only going to add to that neighborhood and beautify it, and also add to their business as an attraction.â€? Originally applied for in 2010, Brookz said the grant was only recently made official and that papers were finally signed earlier this year. “It’s just all the hoops you have to go through,â€? Brookz explained. “The museum is on a state road and it’s inside the city of Scranton. There are all kinds of zoning laws and regulations. All of these things, I gather, slowed it down.â€? Now that the wheels are turning,

Dietrich and Brookz are working overtime to raise the money needed to keep them spinning. Being a matching grant, the pair will have to pay the full $60,000 for construction before being reimbursed with the $30,000 grant from OECD. “People can give us a call or send a check to our address,� Dietrich said. “Just make the check out to the Houdini Museum, and since we’re a non-profit organization, it is tax deductible.� Looking forward to the future of the Houdini Museum, Doherty considers its history, as well as his own fond memories. “I’ve been to the Houdini Museum many times over the years with my children. I have six kids and we’ve had birthday parties there, as well as scouting trips and school trips to learn about Harry Houdini and his importance to the United States and what a figure he was in the 20th century,� he said. “It’s been established here for many, many years, decades. It’s really part of the fabric of the community.� W


By Kacy Muir

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Tumbling in the wind Life, like any blossoming plant, can wither just as fast, falling to the ground and tumbling away. In her latest novel, “Tumbleweeds,” Leila Meacham shares this sentiment in a touching story about the bonds of friendship and the search for solace. At age 11, Cathy Ann Benson has a life most parents can only dream of providing for their children. Unfortunately, tragedy strikes and Cathy’s life of privilege and carefree adolescence is quickly replaced by that of an orphan. Following the loss of her parents, a call is made to Cathy’s grandmother, Emma Benson, a woman she barely remembers but must now trust with her life. The novel, which is primarily set in Kersey, TX, is written in third-person. Meacham takes readers from the not-too-distant present to the late 1970s only to fast forward nearly three decades later. The imagery is particularly noteworthy in the chronology. Meacham manages to successfully execute the varying timeframes by detailing every person and environment. Even considering the length of the novel, the narration flows with ease. John Caldwell and Trey Don (“TD”) Hall become Cathy’s relief in Kersey. As they advance in life, they find that their connection with each other is a result of their familial loss. Cathy finds comfort in both of the young men, and naturally, John and TD’s bond with Cathy becomes passionate. After becoming Cathy’s legal guardian, the interesting Emma, with wit and sincerity to match

‘Tumbleweeds’ By Leila Meacham Rating: W W W her advancing age, prepares Cathy for her ultimate journey in life: “In the winter, when they’ve matured, the part aboveground break off from the root and tumble away in the wind. That’s why they’re called tumbleweeds.” Always remembering Emma’s words, Cathy also matures, realizing that life undergoes vast changes reminiscent of the tumbleweed. Though the characters experience a great deal of adventure and course through some lighthearted aspects of the novel, Meacham tends to expose the constant relapse of loss. From beginning to end, the characters are defined by their own struggles. Meanwhile, their friendships wax and wane, diverge, and meet again. With an onslaught of misfortune and sadness at nearly every turn of the page, the novel leaves the reader with the image of a lone tumbleweed, tumbling W wherever the wind may go.

Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • “Bell, Book & Candle:” Sept. 21-23, 28-30. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. $12/general, $8/seniors, $6/ students. Special preview performance Sept. 20, 8 p.m., $8/general, seniors, $6/students. Applause Theatre Co. (applausetheatre.webs.com, applausetheatre@gmail.com) • Looking for director submissions, volunteers, call for info. • Open Casting Call for “The Wizard of Oz:” Sept. 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.

Archbald Historical Society (614-3628) • Casting call for original historical play “The Death of an Innocent Man:” Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Old Town Coffee Shop (452 N. Main St., Archbald). All ages welcomed. Info: Call Director Dominick Azzarelli, 346.6179. Dietrich Theatre (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com) • Dietrich Children’s Theatre Presents “The Fairy Wife of Llyn Y Fan Fach:” Sept. 7, 10 a.m.; Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Free. Call to reserve or tickets at door. F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Menopause, the Musical:” Oct. 3-4, $52.60-$58.25 • Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian “Nutcracker:” Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., $37.25-$79.75 The Gaslight Theatre Company (570.824.8266 or visit gaslighttheatre.org, gaslight-

theatre@gmail.com) • “[Title of Show]:” Jan. 4-5, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 6, 2 p.m., Mellow Theater (501 Vine St. Scranton). Contains adult language/situations. Not suited for children. $10.

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.

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

Theater for Performing Arts (JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “Cabaret:” Begins Oct. 19.

Jason Miller Playwrights’ Project (570.344.3656, SubVerseAphrodesia.com, nepaplaywrights@live.com) • Dyonisia Festival: Sept. 20-30. Two alternating programs of 6 new short plays by local writers inspired by the theme “Apocalypse.” King’s College Theatre: (Admin. Bldg., 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5825) • “Little Shop of Horrors:” Oct. 4-6, 17-19. 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 7, 2 p.m. $10; students/senior citizens, $5. A sensitive botanist discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Lackawanna College (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton) • “The Marvelous Wonderettes:” Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15 student. MPB Community Players (mcgroganj@gmail.com, 570.454.0175) • Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella:” Sept. 28-30, Trinity Lutheran Church, Hazleton Music Box Players (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,

Pocono Shakes (PoconoShakes@gmail.com) • “Much Ado About Nothing:” Oct. 26-Nov. 3. Fri.-Sun., 2 p.m.; Sat., 8 p.m. Additional performances at other locations may be scheduled. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • The Glass Prism “Resurrection: A Rock Opera:” Oct. 7, 7 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.). $25/reserved, $40/VIP special reserved, includes meet and greet following show. Tickets: ticketmaster.com, box office, 570.344.1111, 1.800.745.3000. Info: 800.836.1691, glassprismband.com ❏ Broadway Scranton (broadwayscranton.com) presents: • “West Side Story:” Nov. 2-4, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. Theatre at the Grove (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. The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton, info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Staged reading of Ted LoRusso’s “A Lie Is A Venial Sin:” Nov. 11 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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Philadelphia’s Bradley Cooper might be one of the only actors in Hollywood who’s never been in a rush to hit the big time. Back in the late 1990s, he happily worked the graveyard shift as a doorman at Manhattan’s Morgan Hotel, content to spend his nights carrying bags and his days going on auditions and hanging out with his buddies. “See, I’m lucky because I get a thrill out of simple things…I was like a pig in s--t, you know, just auditioning and getting callbacks,” he recalled. Cooper, 37, was such an underachiever, in fact, that when he finally landed his first substantial role as one of Carrie’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) boy toys on “Sex and the City,” he had a minor freak-out. “I still remember when I booked S ` ex in the City,’ I was very frightened because I had to actually go do the job. I didn’t really understand that concept. I was, like, I` actually have to be on the street acting? What do you mean? With Sarah Jessica Parker? Are you kidding?’ ” The Jenkintown-raised Cooper got the hang of the acting thing pretty quickly, eventually landing regular gigs on “Alias” and “Nip/Tuck.” In 2009, Cooper enjoyed a breakthrough hit when he starred in “The Hangover.” Last year’s follow-up, “The Hangover Part II,” earned $581 million and became the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. When Cooper was still working as a doorman, there was one movie that he longed to sink his teeth into. Written by Philadelphia natives - and Cooper’s childhood pals - Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, “The Words” was the kind of morally-complex drama that Cooper felt was right in his wheelhouse.

“I can remember on my first trip to Los Angeles, Brian and Lee invited me to a reading of the screenplay and I was just blown away by it,” says the actor. “I really never thought I’d be a part of it, though, because it felt so far out of the realm of possibility.” At the time, Cooper wasn’t a big enough star to attract financiers. But in 2011, Cooper, the newly crowned Sexiest Man Alive, was able to use his star power to help Klugman and Sternthal get “The Words” off the ground. One of the reasons Cooper wanted to work with Klugman and Sternthal was because he was intrigued by “Words” protagonist Rory Jansen, a struggling novelist who finds a lost manuscript in an antique attaché case and decides to pass it off as his own. Rory becomes an overnight success, with riches, fame and the love of his devoted wife (Zoe Saldana). Everything is going gangbusters until the actual author (Jeremy Irons) shows up to confront him. Cooper was drawn to the challenge of playing a good man who does some very bad things. “I see Rory as a man who’s…grappling with what it is to be a man,” says the actor. “I think his Achilles heel is his impatience. The hook for me in the script was the fact that he actually is a good writer… His goal is not to be a famous writer. His goal is to meet the expectations he has of himself. But he’s too impatient.” Cooper loved the idea that the script seemed to work on many levels at once. “It’s a tremendous love story but in a way, it also has the feel of a thriller,” he says. “You’re constantly trying to figure out how far Rory will go before his whole world starts tumbling down.” Initially, “The Words” was centered on Rory’s moral dilemma. But once Saldana came onboard, the film transformed

The opportunity to make “The Words” with friends and writers Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal escaped actor Bradley Cooper for several years. The film opens Sept. 12. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok) into more of a love story. “Zoe really knocked it out of the park,” says Cooper. “I remember seeing James Cameron on C ` harlie Rose’ talking about how when he was editing A ` vatar,’ Zoe was so good that she (drove) his editing choices, and he decided to focus the story more around that character. That same thing happened here.” Cooper won’t discuss his off-screen relationship with Saldana, which reportedly ended, but he is quick to joke about his current reign as People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive. “Now, I start every conversation by saying, ‘You do know that I’m the (Sexiest Man Alive)?’ I haven’t really reaped the benefits yet but I’m hopeful.” Cooper better start getting busy. His reign ends in November and, if he was on the nominating committee for his replacement, he’d pick his “Place Beyond The Pines” co-star Ryan Goslin to wear the crown. “There’s nobody sexier than Gosling.”

Cooper might have enjoyed his biggest box-office triumphs in raunchy comedies, but he’s been cautious about allowing himself to be boxed in. In addition to “The Words,” he has three other upcoming movies that allow him to flex his dramatic muscles: David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” (Nov. 21), a dramedy about a high school teacher who moves in with his parents (Robert DeNiro, Jacki Weaver) after being institutionalized; “Serena” (2013), a Depressionera romance featuring Jennifer Lawrence; and “The Place Beyond The Pines” (late 2012), the tale of a generational feud between a rookie cop and a motorcycle rider-turned-bank robber (Gosling). Cooper’s biggest stretch might have come over the summer when he played John Merrick in a Williamstown Theater production of “The Elephant Man.” Ever since his late father showed him the David Lynch movie, Cooper has been mesmerized by the story of the deformed man saved from a life of abuse by a kindly doctor.

“Doing the play was amazing,” says Cooper. “It was life-fulfilling. That sounds so grandiose but it really meant so much to me. It’s the movie that made me want to become an actor. And (the story) felt so connected to my father because he introduced the character to me. Hopefully we’re going to take it to Broadway next year.” Before he goes back to “The Elephant Man,” Cooper is shooting the third and reportedly final movie in “The Hangover” series. If he’s tired of playing the hapless Phil, he’s not letting on. “There are always new things to discover about Phil,” he says. “I just got so lucky (with these movies). (Director) Todd Phillips is, in my opinion, the best comedic director around. He’s a real filmmaker. And Zach (Galifianakis) and Ed (Helms) are incredible and Ken Jeong has just grown and grown as an actor. “And, for the third one, we’ve got great actors (in cameos) coming aboard. I love Phil, so I can’t wait to get started.” 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. 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

EVENTS Black Bear Conservatory of Music (blackbearmusic.org, 570.226.7606, ext. 3) • Community Children’s Choir Program: Tues., beginning Sept. 25. Ages 4-8 (K-2nd grade), ages 9-14 (3rd-8th grade). Open to students in Lake Region, Sullivan County (NY), surrounding regions. No experience necessary. Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org) • 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 • Dog Adoption Day at Petco (3895 Dryland Way, Easton): Sept. 23. Info: 610.515.9725 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. Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com) • Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m. Beth Moore study, “Jesus, the One and Only.” All women welcome. 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.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: • Porgy and Bess Broadway Trip: 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) • Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., Poetry and Jazz, AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). Improvisational Ensemble. Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846. Endless Mt. Blast Tryouts (Tunkhannock Area High school, 135 Tiger Dr., Tunkhannock, eteamz.com/ endlessmtblast, ronh@sbsmod.com) Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242) • Annual Chicken Barbecue: Sept. 16, noon-4 p.m., church grounds. Half chicken, coleslaw, applesauce, baked potato, drink, dessert. $9. Craft tables, flea market. Info/tickets: 570.823.6242 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 King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events: • Film Screening “Under the Same Moon:” Sept. 26, 7 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Free. Info: 208.5898 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. 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. The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959) • Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Fall for the Osterhout: Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Westmoreland Club (S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). 30th anniversary of Ken Pollock Children’s Wing. $135, entertainment, food, drinks, music by “New York Times Brand.” All proceeds benefit Library, sponsorship available by calling 570.823.0156 ext. 218. Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte.

Real Italian cooking “Top Chef‘s” Fabio Viviani will demonstrate the cooking techniques that won him Bravo TV’s Season 5 “viewer favorite” on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Mount Airy Casino Resort. Viviani is not just a TV personality and great cook - he has made an indelible impression in southern California with his exquisite Tuscan cooking. “We are excited to bring such a talented and visionary chef to Mount Airy Casino Resort,” said John Culetsu, Mount Airy’s executive vice president and general manager. “As an added treat to the staff, Chef Fabio will be meeting with Mount Airy’s own chefs and culinary employees in our fine dining restaurants Le Sorelle Cucina and Red Steakhouse before the Saturday evening dinner service.” The celebrity “Meet and Eat” begins at 6:30 p.m. in Gypsies Nightclub and Lounge with doors opening at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 which includes an autograph and photo session as well a tasting of Fabio’s three signature dishes. Tickets can be purchased online at mountairycasino.com or by calling 1.877.682.4791.

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p.m., Cherry’s Restaurant (Route 209, Kresgeville). Volunteers needed to help with Adoption Days, fundraising, transporting dogs, fostering. • 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.

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

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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 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. Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) ❏ Summer Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public): • Sat. through Oct., 11 a.m. Call for starting places. • Rotating trio of tours First Fridays, through Oct., 5 p.m., Radisson, Lackawanna Ave. • Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244. • Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Anthracite Heritage Museum, R.R.1, Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton, www.phmc.state.pa.us or www.anthracitemusem.org) 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.

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Fun for kids Funfest will once again provide free activities for kids during its annual weekend. Funfest is Sept. 8-9 in downtown Hazleton, and the Kids Area will be based at First Presbyterian Church at Broad and Church Streets. Both indoor and outdoor activities will be held from noon-5 p.m. Saturday and from noon-3 p.m. Sunday. Many of the activities will be based on the event’s 2012 theme, “Christmas in September.” “The Hazleton Area’s largest festival continues its longtime tradition of providing Kids Activities at little or no cost to children, thanks in great part to event sponsor Ustynoski and Marusak Law Offices and the partner organizations who help to run the activities,” said Funfest Executive Director Judiann McGrogan. “We expect to have a great variety of activities for children ages 3-12 this year.” Ustynoski and Marusak is marking its 10th consecutive year as Kids Activities sponsor. Other support is coming from Faith Assembly of God and the Hazleton Area School District. In addition to hosting the Kids Area, the parishioners of First Presbyterian will also coordinate activities. There is also free entertainment throughout the weekend. For more info, call 570.455.1509 or 1.800.OKFFEST. For a complete schedule of events, visit funfestpa.org.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org) events: • Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 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 • Sept. 6: Music by Don Shappelle • Sept. 13: Music by Stanky & The Coal Miners • Sept. 20: Music by Lipstyk

Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12.

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As others picked up treasured family photo albums and moved to higher ground as the flood waters rose in the Wyoming Valley last September, photographer Jamie Smith was documenting it all. “We ended up here by chance,” Smith, 35, of Harding, recalled of how he found himself with family in northeastern Pennsylvania at that time. His home in New York City’s financial district was under a mandatory evacuation plan because of Hurricane Irene’s impact just days earlier. “As a photographer and knowing the area a little bit from when I used to live here, I just decided to go out into the neighborhood and see what was going on,” he said. The scenes that he discovered are featured in an exhibit opening Saturday, Sept. 8, at the T.W. Shoemaker Art Gallery (312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). “Part of it was curiosity and part of it was that this is sort of my job, to document things and hopefully show people something they might not otherwise see,” he said. “It’s a part of who I am. I like to document what’s going on.”

Smith said Tropical Storm Lee arrived in northeastern Pennsylvania shortly after he, his wife Jenni, and their thensix-week-old daughter Ava, did. Lee delivered soaking rains that brought the Susquehanna River to a crest of 42.66 feet on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, eclipsing the previous high water mark left by the 1972 Agnes flood. While there was devastation, Smith also saw hope. “If I had several feet of water in my apartment or where I lived, I’d be pretty devastated, but the people had pretty high spirits,” he said. “That was surprising but also uplifting, that there was a sense of people coming together.” When selecting the 20 or so images for “Flood,” Smith chose several that prominently featured people. “The aerial photos and things like that of the high water are breathtaking and heartbreaking, but to me it’s also important to be down on the ground and include people,” he said. “You want to be close enough so you can see people and how it’s affecting them and their interactions and relationships.” The exhibit features an opening reception and neighborhood sidewalk sale on Sept. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The sale is an effort to raise funds for the West Pittston Library, which


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 39 • 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. 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. Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com. 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.

570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Ballroom Lessons • Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings. • Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. • Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+. • Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month.

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.

Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info.

G.E.D. Classes Taught by experienced teacher. Meet two hours twice/week for one semester. Start date Sept. 10. Limited enrollment. Student must take placement test. To reserve, call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com. 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) • Book Binding: Sept. 15, noon-2 p.m. Ages 12+. $25. • Eco- Crochet: Sept. 15, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $50. GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com) • Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group training, couples personal training available. • Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results. • Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info. ∝ Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne,

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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. 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. 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. 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)

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Justin proudly presents his 100th column, but it didn’t come without some old fashioned dedication. I recently started a seasonal occupation as a videographer/ photographer/ night club light operator at an all-inclusive resort in New England for something to do until I go back to school in January. When I arrived holding my duffel bag tightly against my side to hide my armpit stains from the long drive with no air conditioning, I was greeted by a group of people in costume for the infamous end-of-summer staff party that was just kicking off. The rest of the night was a blur of keg stands, dirty dancing, listening to stories of how easy it is to hook up with guests during the adult weekends, and convincing people I was British. Isn’t that how everybody dreams of spending there first day on the new job? I woke up the next morning still drunk. However, the reality of the job became a quick buzz kill. It turned out the staff had to eat in an outdoor tent with storage cluttered inside of it. The staff also had to eat separate s--t food not served to guests, which definitely made everyone unmotivated to work the outrageously long days. I found myself often working from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 a.m. with only a brief break for meals. The long days and the two-

faced staff members who crafted grand tales about my inebriated states just weren’t what I wanted to deal with. My gut was telling me to go home. I then asked myself: Is it better to trust your gut or stick something out? I wondered what my idol Kenny Powers would do, only to realize he would probably just say, “Go wherever the titties are.” That didn’t help me at all because the only titties at home are my mom’s. Gross! After careful consideration, I remembered a quote from Franklin D. Roosevelt: “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” That’s when I realized I should stick with it. When I waited tables in college and got a bad tip, I didn’t quit. I stuck with it and usually made good money. When my dream of interning at a late-night show fell through because Late Night with Conan O’Brien said “No!” I stuck with it and eventually landed an internship at Jimmy Kimmel Live. When a blogger who hated my column posted nasty s--t about me on the Internet, I didn’t quit. I stuck with it and now present my 100th column, where I encourage everyone who ever feels like giving up to do the same!


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As someone with a pharmaceutical background, I know that most of the lotions and potions that promise a tighter butt or smooth thighs are complete bull. Even diet pills aren’t the perfect quick fix — they just leave you jittery and running to the bathroom all day, which kind of cancels out the attractiveness that might come from dropping a pound or two. So when my friend told me about a new product by Bliss called FatGirlSixPack, I was more than a little skeptical. To be fair, I love Bliss (I’m pretty sure that back in my Bridal Guide Magazine days, I wrote a blog about the brand’s Best of Skintentions moisturizer that still, inexplicably, pops up in search engines) so I was somewhat open to the idea. Plus, when we checked the reviews on Sephora, there was not one negative word about the brand-new stomach-toning elixir. We all know how rare that is, as people love to complain. I thought, “Why not? If nothing else, it’ll give me something to write about,” and I shelled out the $38. When I received my package in the mail practically the next day, I was pretty psyched to put FatGirlSixPack to the test. But a quick glance at the ingredients did momentarily freak me out. PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil? Creatine? Salicylic acid? What the heck did I get myself into? Once the panic subsided, I went ahead with my plan and started using it that night. When applying, you press down on your stomach to dispense the “tummy-toning gel with six super-effective ingredients” and then use the “ab-activating applicator” on top of the stick to rub it in for 20-30 seconds. At least you don’t have to rub it in with your hands, but you will

This tummy-toning gel may just be magic in a bottle. likely feel like you’re prepping yourself for an ultrasound. They probably don’t want you using your hands because almost immediately a tingling sensation occurs, one that lingers depending on how much gusto you applied the product with. The smell is kind of pleasant, and the gel is non-sticky. It dries pretty quickly, and I haven’t noticed any stains on my clothes in the ab region. I have to say, I think it’s been working. I haven’t magically dropped dress sizes, but the area seems smoother and more six-pack ready — sadly, the only six-pack it will actually see will be courtesy of Samuel Adams. I say that because after going back to Sephora to check more recent reviews, as I’ve been using FatGirl-

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St., Clarks Summit). All ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure.

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.

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.

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.

Private Voice Lessons Mon.Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info.

School of Combat Arts (24 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.468.9701, schoolofcombatarts.com) Open 6 days/week. Offering classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling, Russian sambo, boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, Ninjutsu, wrestling. Classes for men, women, children. Group, private classes available. Children’s class now for $35/month.

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). How does your garden grow? In June of 1988, six people who shared a common interest in the ancient art of dwarf trees and whose experience ranged from practically nothing to over 20 years, met informally to discuss ways and means of sharing their collective skills and expanding local interest in this ancient oriental practice. From these meetings the Northeast Pennsylvania Bonsai Society was born. Its objective remains to provide a place for its members to come together to expand and share their knowledge and skills and to advance and promote interest in bonsai among the general public in NEPA. On Saturday, Sept. 8, the NEPA Bonsai Society will hold its 22nd Annual Open House from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Midway Garden Center (1865 Highway 315, Pittston). The agenda that day will include a large bonsai tree display by the society’s members, various demonstrations, and many bonsai trees and related items for sale. There will also be Shakuhachi flute entertainment by Jamie Orfanella and a friendly bonsai tree competition open to all members. Last year’s open house showcased 80 trees from the members’ private collections that encompassed two to 20 years of work and dedication to the art. Society members will be on hand to answer any questions. The will also be beginner Bonsai classes in September at Midway Garden Center. For more info, call Midway Garden Center at 570.654.6194. 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 Fist Kung-Fu. Info: 570.341.8089, 249.1087 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. 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 Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

MIND AND BODY 2&4 Hand Drumming Circle Freestyle drum circle, every second/ fourth Sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., Everything Natural (426 S. State

Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. 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. 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)

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Summer is clinging to its final days and the smell of fall is in the air. Now that the weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, and the pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested, it’s time to get out and enjoy the fall season. A great way to enjoy the fall is to take your family apple picking at a local orchard. Here you can taste the best apples straight from the source while supporting your local farmers. Miller’s Orchard Farm Market in Scott Township and Brace’s Orchard in Dallas are perfect choices. For a lot of people, fall means football season and tailgating. There’s nothing like getting together with friends and family and watching a game. This year consider supplying your guests with eco-friendly beer. New Belgium Brewing Company, Magic Hat, and Sierra Nevada are just a few beer companies that take the extra step when it comes to preserving the environment. Halloween is another important part of fall. If you’re planning a Halloween party, send out your invitations via email rather than wasting paper. Instead of

using plastic plates, cups, and utensils, buy compostable silverware and party plates. You can also be green on Halloween by giving your kids reusable Trick or Treat bags instead of plastic, throw-away bags. Preparing the yard and garden for the upcoming seasons is also a big task. Instead of using a leaf blower this year, shake the dust off of your rake. While leaf blowers might save some time, they contribute to pollution. The American Lung Association recommends that people who suffer from respiratory problems

should avoid using a leaf blower, as they are said to push up dust, dirt, animal waste, and even chemicals that may have been used to treat the yard. Once you have raked up all your leaves, it might sound easier to burn them, but it’s better for the environment to bag them up and reuse them for mulching. Leaf smoke contains carbon monoxide and burning leaves are known for causing fires. If your community doesn’t hold a leaf collection program, place your leaves out to be picked up with the trash. W

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• 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.

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.

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. 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. Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at The Studio at 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m. $16/8 week session for YMCA members, $20/non-members. Designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. Preregistration required. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.

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

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

SOCIAL GROUPS AA Intergroup NEPA If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to quit, we have an answer. Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488 Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., WilkesBarre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info. American Wicca & The Garb Wench (americanwicca.org) • Tarot Readings by High Priest Thane Amdor: By appointment Tues., Thurs., Sat. Bring friend, get free reading. To schedule, call 570.793.4095

• Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331. • 24th Annual Golf Tourney: Sept. 21, lunch noon, shotgun start 1 p.m., Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club, Mountaintop. Captain & crew format. Sponsorships needed. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. 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) 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 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. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info.

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

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

Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331) • Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail danielle@bianepa.com for details.

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I was dating this guy named Rick, and he was more perfect than any man I had ever met. Every time we were together, he took my breath away. I fell in love with him, very hard. I thought to myself, “This is finally it. No more bad dates, questionable men, and, finally, happiness in the relationship department.” One Saturday night, he called me from work and said he was going to go out for a few drinks with his co-workers at the bar up the street from my house. He said that when he was done, he would walk down to my apartment and sleep there. I decided to call all of my girlfriends to vent and then go to

bed. I was not in the right frame of mind to even begin to cope with this now. I didn’t want to even think about the fact that he could be so dumb. If you are going to cheat on your girlfriend, you do not do it on the street she lives on knowing full well that she is home and awaiting your arrival. At about 1:30 a.m., I heard his very recognizable laugh outside my open window. I looked out and there he was, with another woman. They were holding hands and walking down my well-lit street. Are you kidding me?! I wanted to run down to the street and cause a scene, but I am a lady and I refuse to be anything

less than dignified. I decided to call all of my girlfriends to vent. I couldn’t believe that he could be so dumb. If you’re going to cheat on your girlfriend, you don’t do it on the street where she lives knowing that she’s waiting for your arrival. I settled into bed, but no more than 15 minutes later, my windows lit up with flashing blue and red lights. I looked out again and there he was, getting arrested for who knows what. I laughed until my stomach hurt, called the girls to update them, and thanked karma for finally working in favor of girls everywhere who have been screwed over by a guy. W


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'Madden 13' deserves a touchdown dance With football season starting, I thought a review of the new “Madden” game would be as fitting as a new jock strap. I don’t play too many sports games but I decided to give “Madden NFL 13” a try to see what all of the buzz is about. Released on Aug. 28 for the XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, and PS Vita, the next installment in the long-running franchise really is an outstanding football game. Usually, very little changes in the yearly release of a game series, but this time EA Sports has overhauled the entire system. The first notable difference is the new physics engine called the “infinity engine,” which gives “Madden” the most realistic movements, tackles, and hits to date. In past “Madden” games, there where only so many ways a player could get hit and go down. The new infinity engine allows you to break tackles, and little touches, like stumbling over a downed player, add a nice touch of realism. “Madden” games have always looked good, but “Madden NFL 13” is probably the best yet. I don’t know how EA Sports can top itself every year, but it’s that attention to detail that makes it look like you’re watching a live game on TV. Another element bringing the experience closer to real life is the new announcers. Ever problematic in sports games, the announcers almost always have a hard time actually talking about what is going on. The awkward statements of previous commentators have been replaced with Phil Simms and Jim Nantz. EA Sports had them ad lib in the studio to make their commentary sound more conversa-

The new infinity engine in ‘Madden NFL 13’ creates more realistic hits, but it also makes glitches more noticeable. tional, just like the real thing. The big new game play mode is called Connected Career, which is essentially a consolidation of franchise mode, online franchise, and create-a-player with a few extras thrown in. You can choose to play online or offline; play as a coach, a specific player, or a created player; or you can play your team like you normally would. If you decide to be a coach you can make cuts, participate in drafts, pick plays, and even play as the team. The experience is more limited when you play as a specific player, as you only get to play when you are supposed to be on the field. The cool thing about Connected Career is the roleplaying elements like practicing and training to gain experience and leveling up your abilities to create a really great team. Not everything about the game is perfect. The biggest complaint I’m hearing about is the exclusion of the fantasy draft of all NFL players. Other than that, there are some minor quirks with the new physics engine where players

’Madden NFL 13’ is now available for the XBOX 360, PS3, Wii, and PS Vita. will move unexpectedly and there are some minor graphic hiccups. When the game works fantastically 99 percent of the time, these errors are easier to notice than an open man in the end zone. “Madden NFL 13” looks, feels, and sounds like what we all watch on Sunday. If you didn’t place your pre-order months ago, get in the huddle as soon as you can. W

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Acclaimed writer Eugene Cross will participate in New Visions Studio and Gallery’s Writers’ Showcase this Saturday. Pittsburgh, the way it reinvented itself after all the steel mills closed. It just kind of changed its identity and bounced back,” he observed. “All of (the characters) in one way or another face a big conflict in their lives or in the stories. Some of them, rather than take responsibility for their own failings, kind of tend to blame the world around them. One of the themes in the collection is accountability and I wanted a title that sort of reflected that.” One of the elements that make Cross’ often dark and tense stories compelling is the fact that he isn’t afraid to put his characters “up against a wall” to see if they can fight their way out. “We learn what we’re made of when conflict arises, not when things are going well…The best stories are the ones that contain conflict and then you see how your characters respond,” he emphasized. Cross hopes that readers find a personal connection to his characters and scenarios. As Scranton faces many of the same economic challenges as his hometown, the city seems like the perfect place to share his work. He will appear at New Visions Studio and Gallery on Sept. 8 as the featured reader at the monthly

Writers’ Showcase. “I’m looking forward to meeting the other writers and the audience,” he said. “The best part of a reading is you get immediate feedback, which you don’t get as a writer because you spend so much time alone in a room working in isolation.” The current Chicago resident teaches in the fiction department at Columbia College, where he encourages other students to follow their own path to the written word while being able to handle rejection and wisdom he previously gained in the classroom. “I teach them something a teacher of mine once told me, that doubt is a good indicator of talent because if you have doubt when you finish a piece of work, it encourages you to keep working on it…If you do doubt yourself, don’t let that hinder you. Just keep trying to get better.” W

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Eugene Cross’ work was listed among the 100 Distinguished Stories in the “2010 Best American Short Stories” collection. He received scholarships from the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference as well as a fellowship from the 2012 Sewanee Writers’ Conference. Narrative Magazine named him one of the “20 Best New Writers” and his story, “Harvesters,” was deemed a “Top Five Story of 2009-2010.” And to think – he almost became a doctor. “I actually started as pre-med – my mom’s a doctor – and then I realized that I was in no way, shape, or form qualified or ever going to be a doctor, and I just kind of stumbled upon writing and instantly fell in love,” Cross said of his time studying at the University of Pittsburgh, where he received his MFA. The now 31-year-old sold his first book, “Fires of Our Choosing,” in 2009, but the short story collection wasn’t published until March 2012 because it was printed through an independent publisher. “What I like most about it is that in any given collection you can have eight to 12 to 15 different protagonists and scenarios and sets of conflicts, and you really have to make, in each individual story, those things work together. But it’s this idea that you can go a lot of different places and meet a lot of different characters in one book,” the author explained. “I also like the length. I think it was Edgar Allan Poe that said, ‘The short story should be able to be read in one sitting.’ ” Being from Erie, Cross found himself inspired by his hometown and by Pittsburgh, setting his stories in that region to give them a sense of identity. “Erie in particular has faced certain challenges. There was a time where we had a pretty high rate of businesses leaving and corporations leaving…. I just like the resiliency of the characters and the people in that area of the country. The same thing with

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Six-sided connections By Rich Howells

Weekender Staff Writer First Friday Scranton typically brings artists from all around northeastern Pennsylvania together, but this Sept. 7, the Library Express on the second floor at the Mall at Steamtown will be hosting the grand opening of “The Interdependence Hexagon Project” and “The People’s Hexagon Exhibit,” which will link artists from around the world. Interdependence Day was launched in Philadelphia on Sept. 12, 2003, chosen to coincide with 9/11, and Scranton has been participating in the event meant to acknowledge the significance of interdependence since 2006. The Hexagon Project emphasizes interconnectedness using hexagon-shaped artwork that unites it all in an installation of hundreds of ideas. “It’s very exciting to see how the hexagons are metaphors for our interconnectedness when you see how people are connecting from all over the world. You can see the commonalities among people, what their thoughts and desires are. The Hexagon Project basically asks the question, ‘How can we use our talents and abilities to construct a better a world and a more civil global society?’ ” Hexagon Project Chair and Keystone College art education professor Beth Burkhauser explained. This will mark the sixth year for the International Student Project, which features work from children in Nepal, Rwanda, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Haiti, and the first year for the

People’s Exhibit, opening the entries to the public. Not just limited to paper, some of the pieces are constructed from marble, clay, wood, chocolate, and even baked in bread. “They’re exquisite little hexagons. They’re just beautifully painted. You can tell these kids are having art instruction. They’re blossoming through this, too,” Burkhauser said of the art by Rwandan orphans. Much of the artwork will be sold to raise money for the project and to aid children worldwide. The opening at the Library Express will serve as the “kickoff ” to Interdependence Day events in Scranton throughout the month, which are listed at interdependencedaynepa.org. “When Beth approached me and we discussed the social significance of Interdependence Day, I immediately thought that the library would be the perfect partner for the art aspect of it,” Library Express Manager Andrea McGuigan commented. “I love the visual representation of the hexagons inter-connecting right here in Scranton after being created all across the globe.” The opening, held from 6-9 p.m., will also have food, awards for exceptional entries, and a special “Interdependence Theremin Experiment” with thereminist Jason Smeltzer and flutist Julian Sparacino. “Musically, I am very elastic. I always try to find what I call ‘the least common denominator’ between music and venue,” Smeltzer added. “I called Julian Sparacino, who plays the flute, soprano sax, and has done some spoken word. I will try to tie the library to the hexagon to the W music.”


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Weekender Correspondent VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) You dream you meet your soul mate, who turns out to be a duck. As he cocks his head to allow first one beady eye, then the other, to gaze longingly into your dewy pair, you listen to his tales of the Fowl Revolution. The moment you fervently swear allegiance to his cause you awaken, but the memory of his beaky kiss still lingers. Ducky’s gone, but you still want to honor those feelings (let’s face it: this dream is the closest thing to a “soul-mate” you’ve got going on). Perhaps you could swear off eggs, or make a ritual of bringing stale bread to the park. Do something, anyway—if you can’t even make a token gesture in the name of a dream of true love, how can you hope to make the sacrifices demanded by the real thing? LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Believe me, I want to be in coast mode, too. But you’ve got to spend some time in overachiever mode so you can rack up accomplishments to feel proud about when you’re doing the slacker social thing. So let your popularity slide—this isn’t high school, after all. If this were high school you’d be busy accumulating straight As, awards in debate club, football, and the lead in the school play. So who has time to be the most popular girl in school? Get shit done instead—you’ll have time to rule the In Crowd later. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Not everyone can muster up the intensity your sign is infamous for. Sure, it can intimidate some people, or freak them out, or simply repulse them—but it must be respected for what it is. It’s sad whenever I see a potentially lethal Scorpion trying to be cute and harmless. It’s like a vicious, stinging insect trying to masquerade as a fluffy bunny rabbit. It just doesn’t work. Hello, we can see all your sharp, venomous points sticking out. Erase “bouncy, fuzzy, and adorable” from your list of self-descriptions this week. And if you must have those adjectives in your life somehow, there are plenty of perky, sweet, and infernally cute people who love cuddling with snakes—the more poisonous or powerful, the better.

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ganda hook, line, and sinker. What didn’t work for the witch will work for you, though. In fact, you should hope for some good old-fashioned slander—it’ll distract folks from the real issues at hand and leave you free to do some real good. Meanwhile, don’t worry about being perceived as the bad guy—they get laid more often, anyway. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You’re the stubborn sort who keeps trying to fit the square peg into the round hole, despite repeated failed attempts. That’s very Goat-like of you: keep butting your head at something until it gets the hell out of your way. Sure, you could keep shoving that cube into the circle with some kind of counterintuitive logic—eventually you might be able to wedge your block through. Simple, but not the easiest or most elegant solution. Instead, you could whip out that handy pocketknife you’re always showing off and use it to whittle your right-angle problem (even if it’s something intangible, like your ego) until it’s just the right shape and size to slide smoothly into the hole you’ve been aiming for all along. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Darien fruit looks like a bizarre cross between a pineapple and The Thing, and it’s supposed to improve your virility. The flavor (it’s like eating blue cheese with a raspberry torte in a public bathroom) leaves a lot to be desired, though. Much of what you enjoy this week may be in the genres of sashimi, liver or lima beans: acquired tastes. Since you’re going to be forced to “sit at the table until it’s all gone,” why not learn to like whatever’s

being forced down your throat? Not what I’d usually advise, but in this case it is good for you—better than almost anything else, in fact. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) I dreamt I had a sentient robot friend with a fetish for shiny trinkets and sweet pastries. Sometimes, he took the form of a clunky, clumsy, R2D2-like wheeled machine that everyone condescendingly loved. Otherwise, he appeared indistinguishable from a charming, friendly, human jock. Most people feared and distrusted this latter form. I was confused; after all, the same wonderful soul animated both shapes. I thought of you and your wonderful preference for the new, the odd, and the unique. This week, though, reconsider the familiar—lurking beneath the surface of what you think you know is something stranger and more fabulous than you ever imagined. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Patience is something that’s very hard for you Rams to come by, and yet it’s a more precious commodity than gold or dollars this week. There are some things that just can’t be rushed, even if you throw a Bill Gates-worthy fortune at them, like grief, love, or building trust (especially once trust has been broken). So only a serene willingness to simply wait will spare you the virtually limitless frustration and angst you’d suffer otherwise as you tried, in vain, to move the process along. Instead of seething about it, try, dear Aries, to embrace it. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Okay, it’s been a while since you’ve seen

GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Sometimes you wish they’d leave you alone. But they’re your friends, and they’re used to letting themselves into your house. They know where you hide your key. They habitually raid your fridge, use your shampoo, and take dates to your bedroom when you’re out of town. Don’t freak out, though. You can set boundaries, you know. But don’t cut them off completely. You’re lucky, if only you’ll realize it; every skin cell in your loofah and lip print on your cups is one more bit of evidence that wants to tell you: you are loved. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) At last! The teeter-totter nature of the past few weeks is finally settling to an uneasy equilibrium. Whew! One week, you were checking your voicemail every five minutes, and counting down minutes until the next party. The next, you were deleting all your messages without listening to them and holing up by yourself with a stack of movies and a gallon of ice cream. Finally, the long sought-after and craved balance is here. Don’t feel obligated to adhere to one of your more extreme patterns (like those I just mentioned), out of habit—not when a more stable equilibrium is just around the corner. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You’re like a hot coal, burning sullenly, a dull red glow emanating from you everywhere you go. It’s not exactly the cozy warmth of a Cancer on a good day, or the searing dragon-blasts from exuberant Aries. It’s more the kind of thing you want to toast marshmallows over, or use to warm your feet from a safe distance. That kind of stubbornly persistent heat may not seem as immediately useful as other types of fire, but in fact it’s arguably the most practical—your kind of steady, consistent warmth is perfect for heating a house, or baking a cake. If that’s not good enough, just remember—all it takes is a brisk stir and a little breeze and your smoldering glow will spring into flame. W To contact Caeriel send mail to sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Villains are often misunderstood. In Wicked, a chronicle of the underrated and over-feared “Wicked Witch of the West,” Elpheba’s sad story is told—how she fought against the evil, deceitful, and oppressive usurper (known as “The Wizard of Oz”) and was a champion of Animal (the talking kind) rights, only to be destroyed by poor, ignorant Dorothy, who swallowed the wizard’s slanderous propa-

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“I have owned and given this GM beauty enough TLC over the past 18 years to make many car care product manufacturers rich,” Bailey said. The flame orange Olds features a 350 cubic inch engine. Bailey says it was restored by Jack Tomchak of Plains and took all of the Antique Automobile Club of America awards, right up to and including Senior Grand National. “Jack passed away several years ago,” Bailey said. “But he will never die as long as this labor of love is on the road.” W To submit your vehicle, email: mgolubiewski@theweekender.com

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4th Annual Mary Angelillo Motorcycle Ride Sept. 15, registration 10 a.m., kickstands up noon, Tap House (Route 534, Albrightsville). Ride ends Towamensing Trails Clubhouse (864 Bishop Circle, Albrightsville). $20/driver, $10/passenger. Gathering at clubhouse following ride; food, soda, cash bar, 50/50, door prizes, DJ; if not riding, 1 p.m., $20. All proceeds benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Make checks payable to: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Info: 646.533.2527, info@ferrymenmc.com Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034) • Cruise Nights at Advance Auto (Rt. 6, Carbondale): Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Food, music, door prizes, 50/50, trophies. Food by Boy Scout Troop 888. • 14th Annual Car Show: Sept. 16, gates open 9 a.m., Carbondale High School. Everyone welcome. Food provided by Boy Scout Troop 888 of Greenfield Twp. Proceeds benefit local charities. Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC (gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/ passenger unless noted otherwise) • Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. • Coats and Shoes for Kids Rerun Ride: Sept. 8, registration 10 a.m.noon, begins/ends Jefferson Park. $15/rider, $10/passenger, spectator at golf club. Accepting new unused shoes, coats. Hi Lites Motor Club (www.hilitesmotorclub.com, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No

alcohol permitted. • Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m., Pikes Creek, Raceway Park, Rt. 118. Rain date Sept. 16. Montage Mountain Classics • McDonald’s Southside Shopping Center: Sept. 14, 6-10 p.m. • Jonny Rockets Montage Mountain: Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m. • Cruise 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 (Tshirt, 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. Uncle Buck’s BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials.

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DODGE ‘02 VIPER GTS 10,000 MILES V10

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

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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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FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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

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TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

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

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VITO’S & GINO’S 949 Wyoming Ave, Forty Fort

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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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $47,000

GREAT DEALS! MERCEDES ‘29

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

MERCURY `55 MONTCLAIR 99.9% original. 4

door sedan, black & yellow. Motor rebuilt, 250 miles on it. You’ve got to see it to believe it! call for more information after 1:00pm (570)540-3220

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MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

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Boats & Marinas

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

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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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Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

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

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

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

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

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Auto Parts

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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FOREST RIVER`08 5TH WHEEL

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVY ‘99utility, BLAZER4 Sport

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

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

JEEP 02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

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

NISSAN `04 PATHFINDER ARMADA Excellent condition.

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

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Full time, Salary Experienced

Nationally known architectural practice located in downtown WilkesBarre, PA is seeking a full time Executive Assistant to the President of the company. Candidate must be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative and executive support related tasks and in working independently with little or no supervision. Candidate must be well organized, flexible and resourceful. Professionalism, confidentiality, discretion, excellent judgment and attention to detail are essential. Candidate should possess excellent verbal and written communications skills; exceptional interpersonal communication and strong organizational and time management skills. Qualified applicants should send cover letter indicating availability date, earnings history and expectations along with a resume to: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, ATTN: HR Department, 8 West Market Street, Suite 1200, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 or email to hrwb@bcj.com. Email attachments in PDF or MS Word formats only. We request no phone inquiries.

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Earn extra income after taking course. Flexible schedules. Dallas 675-2240 Plains, Pittston, Scranton 883-7829 Wilkes-Barre, Hanover Twp, Tunkhannock 208-1096 Edwardsville, West Pittston 288-4007 Small fee for books. LibertyTax.com Lori Savoy savoyliberty@ aol.com 570-840-3608

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DIESEL MECHANIC Qualified candidates must have demonstrated experience with performing scheduled and preventative maintenance on Freightliner and International power units. Experience with Thermo King utility refrigerated trailers is also desired. This is a Third Shift Position McLane also offers competitive pay, great benefits and development opportunities! McLane, a $30 billion supply chain services leader, is looking for qualified applicants to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes to work for a company with a rich culture and an exciting future, McLane is eager to talk to you! For more information or to apply to become a valued McLane teammate contact John Hart at

jfhart@mclaneco.com

MCLANE IS A DRUG FREE & AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

FORKLIFT MECHANIC Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair, and diagnose Crown and other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. The ideal candidate should have previous forklift mechanical experience but will consider automotive, electrical or diesel technical school graduate. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview please call Mike Phelan 570-655-2100 x115

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

Experienced CDL Class A Heavy Hauler & CDL Class A Heavy Duty Tow Operators FALZONE’S TOWING SERVICE Call: 570-823-2100 Ask for Frank or Email: atowman parts@aol.com

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OFFICE FURNITURE DELIVERY DRIVER

EARN up to $800 A WEEK DELIVERING OFFICE FURNITURE PLUS: •HOME NIGHTS •NO WEEKENDS •SAFETY BONUSES •SIGN ON BONUS •CDL AND NON CDL POSITIONS AVAILABLE •HEALTH INSURANCE •PAID HOLIDAYS Send resume to EDWARDSL@ Edwardsoffice.org or fax: 570-501-0587

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DENTAL ASSISTANT

Progressive, professional multi dentist practice seeking an experienced EFDA to fill an immediate full time position. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits provided. Email resume to: watkinsmedura@ comcast.net or mailto: Watkins & Medura Dental 1 Tarlton Avenue, Dallas, PA 18612

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PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Local Physician

Office is seeking a FT/PT employee with experience in the healthcare field. Duties include assisting patients, cleaning treatment rooms, assisting with physical therapy, pulling charts, and calling patients to confirm appointments. If Interested please apply by sending your resume & salary history to: lsc922@verizon.net All inquiries will be kept confidential.

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CAREGIVER

Part Time in-home care for female adult in Dallas. Must reside nearby. Bathing required. Call 570-675-2539.

RSA/Medtech 11-7 Shift

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

TRANSIT MECHANIC The Luzerne County Transportation Authority is seeking a transit mechanic that performs skilled work as required, diagnoses, maintains, repairs, services, inspects, cleans, and tests LCTA buses and support vehicles. Mechanics’ duties will vary with the union contractual agreement as well as the type of equipment they work on. The candidate must possess a ClassB CDL with air brake endorsement. Two (2) years minimum experience in maintenance and repair of diesel powered heavy equipment (such as diesel trucks and buses). The LCTA adheres to a strict drug and alcohol policy regulated by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The successful candidate must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening. The LCTA is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and superior benefits. You must apply at: The Luzerne County Transportation Authority 315 Northampton Street Kingston, PA 18704


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*Tax and tags extra. Security Deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. See salesperson for details. All payments subject to credit approval by the primary lending source, Tier 0 rate. Special APR financing cannot be combined with Ford cash rebate. “BUY FOR” prices are based on 72 month at $18.30 per month per $1000 financed with $2,500 down (cash or trade). Photos of vehicles are for illustration purposes only. Coccia Ford is not responsible for any typographical errors. No Security Deposit Necessary. See dealer for details. Sale ends SEPTEMBER 30, 2012.

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SOCIAL WORKER/ CASE MANAGER JOHN HEINZ REHAB, WILKES-BARRE, currently has a Fulltime opening for a Social Worker/Case Manager. This position provides clinical and fiscal coordination of rehabilitation services for patients with regards to appropriate discharge planning. Master’s Degree in Social Work and PA license is required. Minimum of two years experience in a Social Work Dept. and Rehab setting preferred. Please apply on-line at

www.allied-services.org For more information please call 1-800-368-3910. ALLIED SERVICES IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT Part Time and Full time wanted to become part of a dedicated and creative team to assist with personal care and activities. Call Shannon @ 570-823-5161 or fax to 570-820-3930. EOE

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RETAIL CLERK

Flexible part time hours. Must be friendly with some computer knowledge. EFO FURNITURE 570-823-2182

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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.

CMS East, Inc. is one of the largest family owned and operated cemetery corporations in the country. We are looking for experienced sales people to service new & existing accounts. If you’re looking for a career, rather than a job, please call Monday-Friday, 675-3283 for an appointment. www.CMSEast.com

Appliances

COM TECH REPAIR All Major Brand Appliances. Over 25 years experience with America’s largest repair organization. We know how to get it done. Call today! 570-954-7608

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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

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566 Sales/Business Development

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

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

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

Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

VALLEY CHEVROLET

700 MERCHANDISE 708

Antiques & Collectibles

PITTSBURGH STEELERS MEMORABILIA I am selling my

entire collection of Steelers items including helmets, autographs, photos, prints, lithographs, starting lineups, many one of a kind items. Too many to list. Prices from $5 to $1500. Serious inquiries only! Call 570-9056865 to set up time to review collection.

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Baby Items

Baby Girl Clothes sz 0-3mos and 36mos. sleepers, outfits, holiday dresses,shoes, receiving blankets, infant car seat cover, socks, onsies. All for $100. Call 9056971.

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Furniture & Accessories

MATTRESS: QUEEN Size P-Top Set New in Plastic. Must sell asap. Call 570-280-9628

(2nd Shift)

Expanding Second generation, family owned & operated business seeking 2nd shift Mechanic.

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

CAREER OPPORTUNITY

710

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Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046

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MOVING MUST SELL Coffee table & 2 end

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

WEST WYOMING 6th Street

tables $40 each. Kitchen table & 4 chairs $100. TV stand with drawer $30. End table $25. 2 corner tables $10 each. Chair $10. 2 area rugs $25. each. 570-655-4124

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PROMOTIONAL SALES REPS RMS is looking for the right individuals to join our growing team of enthusiastic, motivated and entrepreneurial-minded sales representatives. You will enjoy a change of scenery each week, working a variety of prescheduled in-store kiosks and local events promoting home delivery of newspaper subscriptions.

SPACE SPACE AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT Acres of parking

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

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CANES & walking sticks. 30 available. Many different sizes, heights, shapes, made from slippery maple trees $5. each. Christmas & household over 200 items available includes trees, ornaments, lights, vases, knickknacks, figurines, lamps, baskets, flowers, Samsonite belt massager, all for $60 Electric sewing machine with folding cabinet & drawer, excellent condition $45. Stove, coal, antique working. + 1 ton chestnut coal. $500 570-735-2081

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Cats

CATS. Special person for, mother & daughter. Spayed. Owner died used to quiet home. Free to good home. 570-479-1280

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Dogs

776 Sporting Goods

ROLLER BLADES: Men’s roller blades size 11, like new $5. Harley Davidson back rest and pad off 1990 Heritage. $50, CLOTHING, Juniors name brand. 10 pieces, $15 for all. 570-822-6258

Tickets

NOTRE DAME 2 Tickets for all

home games except Michigan. Call Nick 570-287-4366

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

STAR WARS/LEGOS $$$ WANTED $$$

PAWS

938 New Construction. Lot #2, Fairway Estates. 2,700 square feet, tile & hardwood on 1st floor. Cherry cabinets with center island. $399,500. For more details: patrickdeats.com 570-696-1041

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ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS Highest Prices Paid!!

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288-8995

142 Poplar St. Fully remodeled, move in ready! 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath. Modern kitchen, all stainless steel appliances, marble counter tops, custom cabinets. Beautiful fenced in back yard with deck and firepit. A MUST SEE!!! $127,900 For additional details or to see home call 570-239-2882

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PITTSTON

FURNISHED

Remodeled 1 bedroom. New kitchen with new cabinets, front loading washer/dryer, side by side fridge, glass top range, Microwave, dishwasher, new carpeting and furniture, Off street parking. No pets, 1 year lease. $625 plus security. Heat, hot water water, sanitation and refuse included. 570-883-7458 202-425-7388

Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Parents on premises $500 570-436-3792

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Spectacular, remodeled, two story house situated on 110 wooded acres. It’s an outdoor’s persons dream come true. Featuring a 20+ acre fishing lake & four small ponds, woods & fields with deer, turkey, bear & grouse. Home boasts breathtaking views of the lake & woods. Perfect for Hunt Club or very special home. Most furnishings included. Serious, pre-qualified inquiries only. Asking $575,000. Call Jim Stachelek or email jims@prudential keystone.com Prudential Keystone Properties 215-896-8860

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23 Ridge Street 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

SALE PENDING

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 WILKES-BARRE

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

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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

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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

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BEAR CREEK

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

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KINGSTON

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

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EDWARDSVILLE

1 bedroom, first floor. W/w carpeting, w/d hookup, stove and fridge included. Large porch. Utilities by tenants. 1 year lease. $350/mo + security. No pets. Credit and background check. Not section 8 approved. 570-779-5218 HANOVER TWP. 30 Garrahan St.

QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD NEAR UNIVERSITIES 2nd floor, 2 bed-

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

utilities all paid 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

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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. 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

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

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MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

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

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NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE/SHEATOWN

KINGSTON

Nice neighborhood, John St. 1st floor. modern, 1 bedroom, clean, freshly painted. Off street parking, 2 porches. $575 includes heat, fridge, stove washer/dryer. No dogs/ smoking. Lease, security 570-545-6057

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

570-287-6822

MOOSIC 5 rooms 1st floor

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

NANTICOKE 2 BEDROOM $550 MONTH. 1 BEDROOM $450/MONTH Section 8 Welcome 516-216-3539 OR 570-497-9966

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

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

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

PLAINS

1st floor modern 2 bedroom, washer /dryer hookup, off street parking, near Mohegan Sun. $525 month includes heat plus utilities. Security & references. No pets. 1 year lease. (570) 883-7449

WHITE HAVEN

Route 940. Large 2 bedroom near I-80 & PA Tpke. Fresh paint, w/w carpet, stove & refrigerator. Water, sewer & garbage included. No pets. $630 + electricity & security deposit. 570-443-9639

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POOL 15’ x 52” round with filter plus other accessories. $350 or best offer. 570- 825-3534

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PLYMOUTH TWO SPACIOUS

APARTMENTS: 2 BEDROOM 1 bath + office space / nursery. $700. 2 BEDROOM 2 bath + office space/nursery $750. Very clean living space. Tenant pays utilities. Very affordable sewer/off street parking included. New carpet throughout. Contact 570-855 8781 for more details to set up a walk through. NO SECTION 8. NO CEO. No smoking indoors. We are looking for reliable trustworthy people to rent clean living space. CLOSE TO WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL AND MAIN STREET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

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WILKES-BARRE

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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

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

CLEAN, NEWLY RENOVATED

two bedroom apt with off street parking for one vehicle, utilities not included, one month security deposit, within walking distance to downtown and Wilkes college, minimum one year lease, located at 412 S. Franklin St. $575. contact Bill 570-371-7762

WILKES-BARRE HISTORIC WHEELMAN 439 S. Franklin St. 1 bedroom, hardwood floors. A/C, marble bath. Security system. Laundry. $650 570-821-5599

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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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DURYEA

2 bedroom, 2 baths, totally remodeled, washer/dryer hookup. Includes water. $650/month + utilities. 570-510-9518 or 570-822-1544.

DURYEA

3 bedroom, 1 bath & 1 powder room, separate laundry area. Appliances included. Off street parking. $650/ month + security & utilities. 570-466-0401 570-655-6475

EXETER/WYOMING

2 bedrooms, new tile kitchen & bath. Stove, washer/dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets. $650/month + utilities & security. Call (570)237-2076

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FORTY FORT 1/2 double.

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

FORTY FORT 2 bedroom, newly

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

KINGSTON

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

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

LARKSVILLE

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

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WILKES-BARRE NORTH 13 John St.

3 bedrooms, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with range, washer/dryer hookup, shared yard. Front porch. Off street parking. $630 + security. No pets. Water included. tenant pays electric & gas. 570-814-1356

953 Houses for Rent THORNHURST HOME FOR RENT with lease. 1043 Thornhurst CC Estates. Corner lot, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, loft, 1 car garage, $1,050. per mo. 1st last and security. 570-259-0868 e-mail for photos bkmoyer@ptd.net

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KINGSTON 3 bedroom single

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

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer on premises, front & rear porches, full basement & attic. Offstreet parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/ month, + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, all appliances, fenced in yard, off street parking, near school, Beautiful home. $950 / month 1st, last, security. (570) 714-3693 or (570) 301-2458

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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

RICKETT’S GLEN AREA Beautiful secluded

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Concrete & Masonry

H O S CONSTRUCTION

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

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ECO-FRIENDLY APPLIANCE TECH. 25 Years Experi-

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Building & Remodeling

1st. Quality Construction Co.

Roofing, siding, gutters, insulation, decks, additions, windows, doors, masonry & concrete. Insured & Bonded.

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438 1039

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

CAVUTO CHIMNEY SERVICE

& Gutter Cleaning Free Estimates Insured 570-709-2479

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Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

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

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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