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staff John Popko

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“Dart league. I hate winter and any outdoor winter activity.”

Amanda Dittmar

Graphic Designer • 570.970.7401 adittmar@theweekender.com

“Throwing balls at people...snow balls, that is.”

Mike Golubiewski

Production Editor • 570.829.7209 mgolubiewski@theweekender.com

“Watching ‘Here’s Lucy’ DVDs... and buying winter jackets.”

What is your favorite winter activity?

Rich Howells

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“Avoiding winter.”

Kieran Inglis

Media Consultant • 570.831.7321 kinglis@theweekender.com

“Driving in fresh snow...like a d--k.”

Letter from the editor

Sara Pokorny

Staff Writer • 570.829.7132 spokorny@theweekender.com

“Being inactive.”

Paul Shaw

Digital Specialist • 570.829.7204 pshaw@theweekender.com

“Thinking about crab season.”

Tell @wkdr your favorite winter activity.

Contributors Ralphie Aversa, Justin Brown, Kait Burrier, Caeriel Crestin, Pete Croatto, Nick Delorenzo, Tim Hlivia, Melissa Highes, Michael Irwin, Amy Longsdorf, Matt Morgis, Ryan O’Malley, Kacy Muir, Jason Riedmiller, Erin Rovin, Ned Russin, Chuck Shepherd, Jen Stevens, Alan K. Stout, Mike Sullivan, Estella Sweet, Bill Thomas, Mark Uricheck, Robbie Vanderveken, Noelle Vetrosky, Bobby Walsh, Derek Warren Interns Karyn Montigney, Bill Rigotti Address 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 Fax 570.831.7375 E-mail Weekender@theweekender.com Online theweekender.com • facebook.com/theweekender • follow us on Twitter: @wkdr Circulation The Weekender is available at more than 1,000 locations throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. For distribution problems call 570.829.5000 • To suggest a new location call 570.831.7349 • To place a classified ad call 570.829.7130 Editorial policy The Weekender is published weekly from offices at 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703. The opinions of independent contributors of the Weekender do not necessarily reflect those of the editor or staff. Rating system WWWWW = superb WWWW = excellent WWW = good WW = average W = listenable/watchable * Scarborough Research

I hate the winter. I’m the first to admit it. The cold eats right through me, and I hate having to roll out of bed earlier every other day to shovel snow before work. Winter storms usually mean cancelled concerts and awful driving conditions. What good can you possibly say about winter? Well, we found a few things in this week’s issue. There’s plenty to do outside if you bundle up, but if you prefer, there are some unique indoor activities that will keep you

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warm as well. My favorite way to keep warm is to just stay inside, but I am going to give that dodgeball team a shot. (Read pages 32 and 33 for more on that.) As long as I don’t have to dodge wrenches, I don’t think it will be as bad as my grade school gym class. Though if I had to choose between the bitter cold and some bitter steel, I may choose the latter. It would at least give me an excuse to stay inside and sleep this season away.

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COVER STORY

CURING THE WINTER BLUES…32-33

LISTINGS

THIS JUST IN...7 SPEAK & SEE…10 CONCERTS…18-19 THEATER…26 AGENDA…31, 34, 39 MIND & BODY…50

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WITHOUT A MARTYR…12 BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS…12 ALBUM REVIEWS...14 CHARTS...14 J2…15 FRED EAGLESMITH…15 CURSE OF SORROW AND EYE ON ATTRACTION…16 MIZ…29

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MOVIE REVIEW...24 INFINITE IMPROBABILITY…28 RALPHIE REPORT...40 STARSTRUCK...40

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NOVEL APPROACH…26 57NO…30 PECHA KUCHA…38

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PET OF THE WEEK…28 GIRL TALK…42 I’D TAP THAT…44 SORRY MOM & DAD…47 NEWS OF THE WEIRD…47 SIGN LANGUAGE…51

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TECH TALK…23 MOTORHEAD…45 GET YOUR GAME ON…48

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Steve Martin’s known for his comedy, but can also play a mean banjo with his group, the Steep Canyon Rangers. WILD AND CRAZY GUY PLAYS SOME TUNES Tickets go on sale Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. for legendary comedian and musician Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, a group that features Edie Brickell. The musical act is wrapping up its North American tour at the F.M. Kirby Center on July 2 at 7:30 p.m. The highly anticipated tour is the first for Martin and Brickell, who will perform songs from their album “Love Has Come for You,” a collaboration that’s set for release on April 23 on Rounder Records. Tickets can be purchased at the F.M. Kirby Center Box Office, online at kirbycenter.org or by phone at 570.826.1100. BECAUSE WE CAN New Jersey rocker Bon Jovi, famous for No. 1 hits “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Livin’ on a Prayer,” and “Bad Medicine,” just announced via his website that he will be bringing his “Because We Can” tour to the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, Penn., on Feb. 23 and the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y., on Feb. 24. Members of his fan club, Backstage JBJ, get first access to tickets to select shows starting on Friday, Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. EST. Tickets will be available to the public starting Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. EST. Visit bonjovi.com/tour for more details on pre-sale tickets and general on-sale information.

MONEY, GRANTED Recipients of this year’s Lackawanna County Arts & Culture Community Project Grants were announced at the annual ceremony held Jan. 16 at the Scranton Cultural Center, honoring individuals and organizations that run quality-of-life programs within the community. This year’s grants were given out to 22 different local community organizations, including “Mourning Mornings,” a group that offers Dunmore Cemetery Tours in October; the Arabesque Dance Academy, which offers workshops for children and adults with autism spectrum disorder; and Scranton StorySlam, a local group that tells themed stories in various Scranton locations. A complete list of the recipients can be found at lackawannacounty.org. PROM COMES EARLY

Prom on the Runway is a local benefit fashion show that features models from high schools in the Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The show will be held at 900 Rutter Avenue in Forty Fort on Feb. 17 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 570.714.1551. REMEMBERING JENNIFER Jennifer Diskin was a treasured member of Wilkes University, a student who received her M.A. in Creative Writing in 2006. Sadly, she passed away in December, and since then a scholarship has been started in her name. The university is holding a memorial event for her on Jan. 27 from 1-5 p.m. in honor of her 40th birthday in the Wilkes University Student Center’s second floor ballroom. Tickets are $10 a person and will be sold both in advance and at the door. Food and entertainment is included. LIFE OF A TUPPERWARE LADY Tickets are now on sale for the off-Broadway smash hit “Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” which will have a six-show run at Shopland Hall in Scranton Cultural Center. The show will take place Feb. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, 4 and 8 p.m.; and Feb. 24, 2 p.m. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling 800.745.3000 (TicketMaster), 570.342.7784 (Broadway Office), or visiting broadwayscranton.com/shows.asp.

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speak and see POETIC Abington Community Library (1200 West Grove St., Clarks Summit) • Story time with Jeannine M. Luby, author of “Wartz and All:” Jan. 23, 4 p.m. Recommended for children 4-8 years old. Copies of the book will be available for sale for $7.99 with $2 from each sale going to the library. 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. • Stories From Around the World: Jan. 19, 11 a.m.; snow date, Jan. 26, 11 a.m. Storyteller Fiona Powell sits at her spinning wheel and spins folk tales. • Open Mic Night: Jan. 25, 7:15 p.m., featuring Breaking Ground Poets at 8:15 p.m. Sign-ups begin 6:30 p.m. • Book Discussions, 7 p.m., Tunkhannock Public Library: Literary Analysis: Plot, Setting, Characterization, Imagery, Symbolism, Tone (of the novel): Feb. 6. The Inevitability of and the Human Response to Change, Feb. 13. • Wyoming County Reads – Ragtime: Reading of the classic novel “Ragtime” by E.L. Doctorow with book discussions facilitated by Bill Chapla at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 7 p.m. King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu) • Campion Literary Society Open Readings: Jan. 31, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Gold Room, Administration Building. Info: 570.208.5900, ext. 5487. • Campion Literary Society Writing Workshops: Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Info: 570.208.5900, ext. Send your listings to WBWnews@ civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

5487. Pages & Places • Cafe Programs every Thurs. Happy hour 6 p.m., programs 7 p.m. (Platform Lounge at Trax in Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton) Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Craftastic Kids Craft Club: 3rd Sat. every month, 10 a.m. Grades 2-5. Call/email to register. • Crochet Club: Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. New members welcome. • Kids Science Club: First Sat. every month, 10 a.m. Grades 2-5. Call/email to register. • Lego Club: Meets Mondays, 4 p.m. Wait list only, call. • Page Turners Kids Book Club: First Thurs. every month. Grades 3-5. • Story Time: Toddlers Tues., 10 a.m. or Wed., 1:30 p.m.; Preschool Tues., 1:30 p.m. or Wed., 10 a.m. Plymouth Public Library (107 W. Main St., Plymouth, 570.779.4775) • Looking for volunteers: Call to sign up. • Adult computer lessons: Daily, call to register. • Story Time: Mon., 11 a.m. or Wed., 10:30 a.m. Toddlers/preschool children. VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) • “Points of Attraction” by Scot Kaylor: Through Jan. 26. • “Towards a Phenomenology of Space” by Krista Svalbonas and “Artifacts from the Former Black Militant Golf and Country Club” by Charles McGill: Opening reception Feb. 1, 6-9 p.m. Through Feb. 23. Blue Heron Art Gallery (121 Main St., Wyalusing, 570.746.4922, www.blueheronart.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. by appt. • “Seeking The Muse-A decade of Art at the Blue Heron Gallery:” through Jan. 24. 22 artists. Info: wchamber@epix.net

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. • “Photographs of the American Vernacular” by D. B. Stovall: Through Jan. 29. Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, hazletonartleague.org) • “Photography Now:” Through Feb. 10. 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. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • “The Miracle of the Bells” exhibit: Through March 15. Misericordia University (301 Lake St., Dallas, 570.674.6286) ❏ Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-5p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. • “Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers:’’ Through Feb. 28. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Altered State: Photography Based Images: Opening reception and awards presentation Jan. 26, 4-7 p.m., ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N. Seventh St. Runs through Feb. 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., Sat. and Sun. as arranged. Free and open to the public. • “Redesigning Reality:” Art exhibition by Ryan Frania, a junior at Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School. Through Feb. 15. Expanded listings at theweekender.com. W

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Music

Breaking Down the Walls

LOCAL MUSIC WITH TITLE FIGHT’S Ned Russin | Special to the Weekender

United now divided

Martyr not without passion

By Alex Seeley

Weekender Correspondent

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton) will have to batten down the hatches on Saturday, Jan. 26, when the venue will see the return of local metal act Without A Martyr. Along with heavy hitting acts such as Humanity Remains, The Luddites, Where Horizons Meet, and Afflictions, this show will mark Without A Martyr’s longest performance to date. “We will be playing a whole night of original songs,” said frontman/lead guitar player Eric Ross. “It will be the first time we’ll be able to do a full-blown set.” The night is set to cumulate with a spectacle wherein bodies collide from opposing ends of the room in a metal tradition known as the “wall of death.” Ross performs alongside drummer Phil Luongo, bassist Mike Bieniecki, and guitarist Mike White, who share his passion for wild breakdowns and ferocious riffs. “Our dream since we were little was to start a heavy metal band,” recalled Ross as he re-

Local metal act Without A Martyr will come crashing into New Visions Studio & Gallery this Saturday.

flected on his memories with longtime friend Mike White. That dream is now realized, as Without a Martyr finally has a solid group of members with attitudes and sensibilities that work well together. When they’re not on stage, the band has been busy polishing work for their upcoming EP entitled “Mentally Enter Our World,” which has been in preparation for the better part of a year. The quintet has a collaborative writing process in which all five members play an equal role. The result is an album that will be available at another concert held at New Visions on Feb. 23. Moreover, the band continues to seek out larger venues, such as a gig at Allentown’s Crocodile Rock Café. The show, which they have locked down for Feb. 14, will give Without A Martyr a shot at being signed to Sumerian Records. The set at New Visions this Saturday will consist of a mixture of pummeling songs that the group have been developing for over a year. The self-described “thrash core” band combines Eric Ross is the frontman/lead the all-out thrash guitar player for Without a Martyr. flavor of the ‘80s with

the breakdowns and doom-laden grooves of today’s death metal genre. Members cite acts like Slipknot and Slayer as their heroes and are adamant about carrying that torch. According to Ross, the material is “beautiful music for a disgusting world.” Through their name is derived from the band’s feeling that nobody had hope for them, Without A Martyr has built a foundation for a promising musical future and a devout local following. If you’re craving some major volume or looking for a raw new act, pick up a new t-shirt at the merchandise table, rip a pair of jeans, and get ready for some fist-pumping heavy metal as the band tears through nine original songs. “It’s all for you fans,” exclaimed Ross. “We love each and every one of you, and we plan on coming out with more music for all of you!” To check out the band online, visit facebook.com/withoutamartyrmusic and reverbnation.com/ withoutamartyrmusic.

I remember the night in my backyard in the summer of 2010 when Dana and his brother, Chris Takacs, Adam Wallitsch, and Tyler Kennedy discussed names for their new band. The name “United Youth” was brought up, and I thought it was perfect. The band didn’t agree right away, but after a week or so and one song later, the band came around to the name. It was juvenile, but somehow powerful, qualities that I think summed up the band perfectly. Since that night, United Youth took two years to make a name for themselves in the area and elsewhere. However, they recently announced that their upcoming show at Muhlenberg College on Feb. 2 will be their last. While the news didn’t come as shock, it was still a disappointment. United Youth made it further than most bands do in its short career – all while being high school students and working at the mall. Even though the formation of the band took months, once they started, they were a true force. They played their first show with Disengage at our record release in August of 2010. After that show, they recorded a demo with my brother, Ben, at the Title Fight practice space. I remember sitting back and watching Dana sing the lyrics he had written for the first time. For the longest time, my friends and I were the “younger kids” around, and finally, after years of waiting, a new crew of kids were hanging around and coming to shows. United Youth was the first band to come out of the younger generation. They gained attention from the hardcore community around the world thanks to releasing a demo free online. They added George Moser on second guitar and instantly started playing shows and traveling.

Also, in other local music news, there is a show at Embassy Vinyl (342 Adams Ave., Scranton) on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Grey Zine and Petals will be playing alongside an acoustic set from Kristina Esfandiari from the California shoegaze band Whirr. The cost is $5. Just a couple of months after the release of their demo, they traveled up to Boston to play the Triple-B Records Festival. It was at this show that they got the attention of Greg Wilmot, who runs Lockin’ Out Records, a prominent hardcore label from Boston. Greg immediately offered to release an EP for the band. They spent the next couple months playing shows, writing, and then booked some time to record with Jake Clarke in Doylestown, Penn. I drove the band down and sat and watched them record again. Even though it wasn’t even a year later, the songs were better – more mature, faster, and harder. The six songs ended up becoming “Something to Prove;” their debut 7-inch was released in October of 2011 by myself as Back To Back Records and Greg as Lockin’ Out. For the second time in two years, their music was met by high praises from critics and peers. The next year saw the band trying to tour, but to no avail. They would continue to play shows, but as often happens in the hardcore community, the band crashed as quickly as they started. United Youth not only made an important impact on the hardcore scene at home, but around the country and even the world. Their swan song will be bittersweet, but I’m sure they will go out with a real bang.

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United Youth has rocked the hardcore scene the past three years. (Photo by Kait Kishbaugh)

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ALBUM REVIEWS Shattering 'Skulls'

Though they officially formed in 2009, Wilkes-Barrebased Aztec Skulls trace their lineage back a decade. Guitarist/bassist/vocalist Kevin Martin and drummer/vocalist David Pugliese initially hooked up with guitarist/vocalist Billy Brandenburg – the three musicians’ biggest common musical thread being local band The Breeze. Forward a few years, exit Brandenburg, and Martin and Pugliese entertain notions of becoming a cover band. They gravitated towards original music, however, and in 2010, released the full-length effort, “You Can’t Sing.”

Continuing to push against the grain of the disposable, over-produced trend machine, the Skulls released “Revenge of the Skulls,” an album that has foundations within taverntested classic rock bravado and ‘70s guitar roadburn perfected by outfits like Bachman-Turner Overdrive and Grand Funk Railroad. Laced with a hint of tipsy quirkiness, the songwriting is tough as nails, with tracks like “Long Road,” a throbbing, mid-tempo AC/DCmeets-Blackfoot amp-melter. “Man Overboard” is similarly rebel-minded, with a gnawing, overdriven blues riff and demonic vocal effect draped over

RATING: WWWWV Air Review ‘Low Wishes’

An Air of familiarity It might be a bold statement to make, especially with how much quality music is supposed to be released this year, but Air Review may have released a contender for indie rock’s album of the year. “Low Wishes” is eerily similar to The Decemberists’ “The King is Dead.” Both were released early in the year, and both brought the same rave reviews for its genius and pure style of music. The entire

the song’s verses. Conversely, cuts like “I Won’t Let You Down” hint at country-inspired redemption, while Martin’s slide guitar runs cry electric tears, and the vocals echo “Some Girls”-era Stones roots-honk. The awkwardly melancholic trippedout “Time Enough” has its head in the clouds, the grainy production fitting the lyrics to a tee. There’s no gloss anywhere to be found with this band. The rough edges are part of the experience, akin to a hard rock take on Springsteen’s “Nebraska” album – simple, raw, direct connection. Championing their own brand of NEPA roots ‘n’ roll, Aztec Skulls’ honest riffing and earth-bare songwriting should grab some eartime from fans of no-frills rock posturing. -Mark Uricheck, Weekender Correspondent W

record demands your attention, even though there isn’t much of a change in tone throughout the entire thing. “Low Wishes” starts off with the theme, "When we were kids we believed in everything," during opening track “Rebels.” The song is a story about two people who may have lost their dreams along the way. “There’s only one thing left to believe in now that we’re old,” vocalist Douglas Hale adds seconds later before adding, “And it’s one thing I cannot ignore – that you’re always on my mind.” There’s also an apparent willingness to merge the band’s sound with influences that one typically doesn’t expect to see on an indie record. For instance, “America’s Son,” which begins with folksy guitar leads and Hale’s bluegrass-tinged vocals. “Young,” which spends most of its runtime being dominated by synths before giving way to steady clapping that wouldn’t be out of place on a One Direction album. In the hands of a less confident band, this all may have not turned out as good, but Air Review seem to know exactly where they venture to produce something great. This upcoming Jan. 29 release is unlike anything most people have ever heard before. It is an irresistible piece of music that is modern, slightly familiar, but refreshing to start 2013. As a full listen, it isn’t a letdown. The only question is if it will stand the test of time.

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RATING: WWWW ASAP ROCKY ‘Long Live ASAP’

Rocky makes big jump In late 2011, this young Harlem MC announced his arrival with an impressive mix tape, “Live Love ASAP,” that married a streetwise lyrical sensibility to plush, pop-savvy beats. Now, less than 18 months later, he’s releasing his feverishly anticipated major-label debut, “Long Live ASAP.” It’s similarly titled but considerably

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splashier than its predecessor, with input from A-list producers such as Danger Mouse and Skrillex and guest appearances by Drake and Florence Welch. “It feel good waking up to money in the bank,” he admits in the album’s lead single, “Goldie,” and you can hear in his unhurried swagger that he knows the security of which he speaks. Working with Skrillex in “Wild for the Night,” he leaves behind rap’s boom-bap beat, rhyming over a spacey reggae groove punctuated by the dubstep king’s laser-like synth bursts. Two tracks produced by Clams Casino venture further still: In “Hell,” Santigold embeds her sweet vocal hook in a wall of computer noise, and the gorgeously fractured “LVL” wouldn’t feel out of place on a record by Brian Eno or Aphex Twin. Even when the album returns to his home turf, as in the gritty Wu-Tang Clan homage “1 Train,” he packs the track with cameos by a rogues gallery of non-New Yorkers, including Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Big K.R.I.T., and L.A.’s Kendrick Lamar. It’s localism gone global. Does the bewitching result live up to the price ASAP Rocky’s label paid for it? In an age of escalating music business meltdown, who even knows what that means anymore? What’s clear is that ASAP Rocky thinks – indeed, he knows – he’s worth the cost. “Long Live ASAP” won’t take long to convince you he’s right.

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John Strasburger and Camille Dapkins may be young, but they’ve already made a lot of headway in what could prove to be promising musical careers. Strasburger’s interest in music started with his father, the now 24-year-old Moscow resident recalled. “When I was little, I used to hear him playing, and he was always in bands. That kind of sparked my interest, and I was playing keyboard along with him. Camille was classically trained from a very young age as well. We just kept going at it, and I started playing guitar,” Strasburger explained. When he was a senior in high school, he asked Dapkins to play keyboard with him on a John Mayer tune for a talent show. Now 22, the Gouldsboro native still jams with Strasburger as J2, which has since entertained audiences of all ages at parties, weddings, casinos, and bars. “When we first started about six years ago playing together, we were more into soft stuff, like Colbie Caillat. We were a little intimidated by the whole music scene, but then, as we started playing, our genre and styles changed. We found that it’s fun to play blues and it’s fun to do other styles. ” The duo’s chemistry and years of experience have allowed them to develop their own style and a demo of original songs that Strasburger describes as a “mixture of pop with indie with rock.” This sound went over well when they had the opportunity to open for top acts like Gavin DeGraw and Ryan Cabrera. “It was great. At first, we were a little nervous, but then you get to meet them and you just realize that everybody is down-to-earth and everybody is on the same page. Everybody is there to have fun and do what they love,” he acknowledged, though he feels

that introducing original music to crowds isn’t always easy. “It’s hard, especially nowadays. I feel like 30 years ago, it would have been a lot easier when you had live music in every city, but now with the pop music that’s on the radio today, it’s so hard to cover, but that’s what college kids want to hear nowadays. ” Though they’ve embraced the modern era, albeit reluctantly, in other ways. J2’s cover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ “Home” currently has over 212,000 views on YouTube, where many up-and-coming musicians have been discovered. “The funny part about that song is that I was kind of against making that video and covering that song, but then we kind of found a way and changed it a little bit to make it more our own style. We just put it out there, and we were very surprised at the response that it got,” he admitted. “It’s a crazy feeling, but it’s a rewarding feeling as well.” For now, John and Camille are just continuing to have fun and enjoying whatever the future may bring. “Everything so far hasn’t really been planned out, but it’s just been moving forward, and we couldn’t be happier. We just hope to continue to get our music out there,” he said. “As long as we continue to get a great response, we’ll just keep moving forward with it.” Find out more about J2 at facebook.com/J2music and j2musicc.wix.com/j2.

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He has lived a rock ‘n’ roll road life of constant travel and impromptu gigs, all the while voyaging by bus (that’s sometimes run on cooking oil) and soaking up each moment as it comes. Fred Eaglesmith wouldn’t have it any other way. “I’m not really in the music business,” he said in a recent phone interview from Florida. “I’m living a lifestyle.” The Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show will bring its unique sound – which over the years has blended rock, country, folk, and bluegrass – to the stage of the Mauch Chunk Opera House Jan. 26. The Canadian-born artist has been in the business quite some time, releasing his first album in 1980. He has watched it change, even since he began writing songs as a child at age 12, but he holds true to the ideals he became familiar with in the days before rock ‘n’ roll, and music in general, became a business. “When rock ‘n’ roll started in the late ‘50s, early ‘60s, the musicians had some control,” he said. “The industry was behind; the industry was playing Frank Sinatra when the Rolling Stones were coming out, and they couldn’t quite catch up, so the musicians had it. Then everybody in the world got in the music business, and it was slowly taken away from the artists; slowly they started to tell us what to do.” Eaglesmith has made it a point to stay an independent artist and stray from those who wish to dictate what he should and should not be doing. He has enjoyed success through having his songs covered by the likes of

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ALICE C. WILTSIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton) 570.861.0510, wiltsiecenter.org • The Righteous Brothers’ Bill Medley: Feb. 10, 7 p.m., $27-$52 • Michael Bolton: Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $58-$90 • George Thorogood & the Destroyers: March 10, 7 p.m., $27-$52 • Fiddler on the Roof: April 17, 7 p.m., $27-$52

F.M. KIRBY CENTER (71 Public Square, WilkesBarre) 570.826.1100, kirbycenter.org • SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody: Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $28-36 • NEPA Philharmonic: “I’ll Take Romance:” Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $34-$65 • Rock of Ages: Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $35-62 • Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang: Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $49-$99 • Irish Tenors: March 8, 8 p.m., $39-$59 • America’s Got Talent Live: March 16, 8 p.m., $49-$89 • Pirates of Penzance: March 22, 8 p.m., $29-58 THE KEYS (244 Penn Ave., Scranton) thekeysbarpa@Gmail.com, facebook.com/TheKeysScranton • WFTE-FM Benefit w/ Eww Yaboo / Brian TV / Kid Icarus / DJ Set by The Sad Girls: Feb. 9, 9 p.m., $6 MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) 570.325.0249, mauchchunkoperahouse.com • Eilen Jewell Band: Jan. 25, 8:30 p.m., $22 • Fred Eaglesmith Traveling Steam Show: Jan. 26, 8 p.m., $24 • “It Was a Very Good Year:” Frank Sinatra Tribute: Jan. 27, 5 p.m., $18 • Great White Caps: Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $15 • Vagabond Opera: Feb. 8, 8:30 p.m., $20 • Valentease 2013: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., $35-55 • TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute: Feb. 15-16, 8:30 p.m., $23 • The Allentown Band: Feb. 17,

7 p.m., $5-15 • “The Last of the Boomers:” Comedian Jimmy Carroll: Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m., $20 • Jeanne Jolly Band: Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $18 • The Glimmer Twins: Rolling Stones Tribute: March 2, 8 p.m., $22 • Enter the Haggis: March 8, 8:30 p.m., $25 • Wishbone Ash: March 9, 8 p.m., $27 MOHEGAN SUN ARENA (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) 800.745.3000, mohegansunarenapa.com • AMSOIL Arenacross: Feb. 8-10, 7 p.m., $25 • Rascal Flatts / The Band Perry: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., $59$69 • Harlem Globetrotters: Feb. 24, 3 p.m., $29-$110 • Monster Jam: March 8-10, TIMES VARY, $34.55-$50 • Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super Heroes: March 15-17, TIMES VARY, $20-$40

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT (44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono) 877.682.4791, mountairycasino.com • Melissa Gorga: Jan. 19, 10 p.m., $15 • Andrew Dice Clay: Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $50-65 • Blind Melon: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $40-55 • Montgomery Gentry: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. • Everclear: March 2, 8 p.m., $40-55 • Unforgettable Fire: U2 Tribute: March 16, 8 p.m., $10 • Tommy Davidson: March 23, 8 p.m., $30-$40 NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY (201 Vine St., Scranton) 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio.com • Those Clever Foxes / To Hell With This / Ric Spandex: Jan. 18, 8 p.m., $7 • Without A Martyr / Afflictions / Where Horizons Meet / The Luddites / Humanity Remains: Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., $7 • C.P.A. / Eye On Attraction / Down To Six / The Faceless Shadows / Ed Cuozzo of A So-

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KESWICK THEATRE (291 North Keswick Ave., Glenside) 215.572.7650, keswicktheatre.com • Alfie Boe: Feb. 1, 8 p.m. • Elvis Birthday Bash feat. Mike Albert: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. • John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Laurie Berkner Band: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. • ABBA: The Concert: March 2, 8 p.m. • The Irish Rovers: March 8, 7:30 p.m. • George Thorogood & The Destroyers: March 14, 7:30 p.m. • Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: March 19, 8 p.m. • Amy Schumer: March 22, 8 p.m. • The Fab Faux: March 23, 8 p.m. • Jesus Christ Superstar: Mar. 28-30, TIMES VARY TOWER THEATER (19 South 69th St., Upper Darby) 610.352.2887, tower-theatre.com • Soundgarden: Jan. 19, 8 p.m. • Jim Gaffigan: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. • The Lumineers: Feb. 9, 8 p.m. • Sarah Brightman: Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Wilkes-Barre trio Strawberry Jam will be jammin’ out the River Street Jazz Café (667 N. River St., Plains Township) on Jan. 26 at 10 p.m. Tickets are $5. For more info, contact 570.822.2992 or visit riverstreetjazzcafe.com. March 19, 8 p.m. • Anberlin: March 22, 7 p.m. SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER (1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J.) 609.365.1300, livenation.com/ venues/14115 • Mumford & Sons: Feb. 16, 8 p.m. • Mumford & Sons / Ben Howard: Feb. 17, 6 p.m. WELLS FARGO CENTER (3601 South Broad St., Philadelphia) 215.336.3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com • Jeff Dunham: Jan. 25, 8 p.m. • Lady Gaga / Madeon / Lady Starlight: Feb. 19-20, 7:30 p.m. • Rihanna: March 14, 7:30 p.m. • P!nk: March 17, 7:30 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA BRYCE JORDAN CENTER (127 University Dr., State College) 814.865.5500, bjc.psu.edu • Luke Bryan: Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. • Tiesto: Feb. 26, 7 p.m. • Lady Gaga: March 2 • America’s Got Talent: March 13, 7:30 p.m. CROCODILE ROCK (520 West Hamilton St, Allentown) 610.434.460, crocodilerockcafe.com • Twenty One Pilots / New Politics: Jan 24, 7 p.m. • Blaze: Jan. 30, 6 p.m. • The Color Morale / Our Last

Night / Ice Nine Kills: Feb. 2, 3 p.m. • Sevendust / Lacuna Coil / Avatar: Feb. 8, 7 p.m. • Road to the Sphinx: Feb. 14, 16: TIMES VARY • Action Item: Feb. 15, 5 p.m. • Hatebreed / Shadows Fall / Dying Fetus: Feb. 15, 6 p.m. • Black Veil Brides: Feb. 17, 5:30 p.m. • The Dirty Heads / Shiny Toy Guns / Midi Matilda / Oh No Fiasco: Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. • Thousand Foot Krutch / Love & Death: Feb. 22, 7 p.m. • Dope / Team Cybergeist: Feb. 23, 7 p.m. • Drowning Pool / Flyleaf: Feb. 24, 6 p.m. • Jake Miller: March 2, 7 p.m. • In Flames / Demon Hunter / All Shall Perish / Battlecross: March 6, 6:30 p.m. • Every Time I Die / The Acacia Strain / Vanna / Hundredth: March 16, 6 p.m. • As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada / For Today: March 19, 6 p.m. • Tommy Ramone of the Ramones / Glen Matlock of the Sex Pistols: March 20, 6 p.m. • Awolnation: March 22, 8 p.m. GIANT CENTER (950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) 717.534.3911, giantcenter.com • Jeff Dunham: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. • Larry the Cable Guy: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. • Harlem Globetrotters: March 15, 7 p.m. • Carrie Underwood: March 25, 7:30 p.m. SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem)

610.2977414, sandseventcenter.com • Creedence Clearwater Revisited: Jan. 23, 8 p.m. • The Rat Pack Is Back: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. • 3 Doors Down / Daughtry: Feb. 10, 7 p.m. • Scotty McCreery: Feb. 14, 8 p.m. • Tiesto: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. • Matchbox 20: Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. • Chris Botti: March 3, 7 p.m. • Jewel: March 15, 7:30 p.m. SOVEREIGN CENTER (700 Penn St., Reading) 610.898.7299, sovereigncenter.com • Miranda Lambert / Dierks Bentley: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. • Shinedown / Three Days Grace: Feb. 17, 7 p.m. • Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 1 p.m. SOVEREIGN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (136 North 6th Street, Reading) 610.898.7469, sovereigncenter.com • Masters of Illusion: Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. • Monty Python’s Spamalot: Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. • Hit Men: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Evening with Aaron Lewis: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. WHITAKER CENTER (222 Market St., Harrisburg) 717.214.ARTS, whitakercenter.org • Johnny Winter / Magic Slim & The Teardrops: Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. • Melissa Manchester: March 23, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN (7th Ave., New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6741, thegarden.com • Passion Pit / Matt and Kim: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Ricardo Arjona: Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. • El Concierto para Los Enamorados: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. • Maroon 5 / Neon Trees / Owl City: Feb. 16, 8 p.m. • Lady Gaga / Madeon / Lady Starlight: Feb. 22-23, 8 p.m. • Swedish House Mafia: March 1, 8 p.m. • P!nk: March 22, 8 p.m. • Sigur Rós: March 25, 8 p.m. RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL (1260 6th Ave., New York, N.Y.) 212.247.4777, radiocity.com • Ed Sheeran: Jan. 30, 7 p.m. • Keane: Jan. 31, 8 p.m. • fun.: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. • Song Zuying: Feb. 16, 7 p.m. • Coheed and Cambria: March 16, 7 p.m. ROSELAND BALLROOM (239 52nd Street, New York, N.Y.) 212.247.0200, roselandballroom.com • Thomas Gold: Jan. 26, 9 p.m. • Flogging Molly: Feb. 2, 7 p.m. • Porter Robinson: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Meshuggah: Feb. 15, 7 p.m. • Imagine Dragons: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA (1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.) 609.317.1000, theborgata.com • Rick Springfield: Jan. 26, 9 p.m. • Steve Aoki: Feb. 2, 10 p.m. • Rufus Wainwright: Feb. 8, 9 p.m. • Wayans Brothers: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Aaron Lewis: Feb. 16-17, TIMES VARY. • Jim Norton / Artie Lange / Dave Attel / Amy Schumer: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. • Matchbox 20: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. • Lisa Lampanelli: March 9, 8 p.m. • The Saw Doctors: March 9, 9 p.m. • Bill O’Reilly / Dennis Miller: March 15, 8 p.m. Expanded listings at theweekender.com. W

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TROCADERO THEATRE (1003 Arch St., Philadelphia) 215.336.2000, thetroc.com • Stone / Alexander Lawrence & Stets / Outlander: Jan. 26, 6 p.m. • Emancipator / Random Rab / Tor: Jan. 31, 9 p.m. • Jim Jefferies: Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. • Further Seems Forever: Feb. 9, 8 p.m. • Lindsey Stirling: Feb. 12, 8 p.m. • Testament / Overkill / Flotsam & Jetsam: Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. • Mantis Rising Stars / Celebrate the Day / FBR: Feb. 16, 6 p.m. • Silverstein / Glass Cloud / issues: Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. • Pat Green: Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. • Stars: March 6, 7:30 p.m. • Nile / Gloominus Doom: March 7, 7:30 p.m. • Soilwork / Jeff Loomis / Blackguard: March 13, 6:30 p.m. • KMFDM / Legion Within:

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Scoop on Java Having Java on your computer could be grounds for concern. I’m not talking about coffee, or the Pacific Island. In the computer world, Java is a programming language. Many computers have software installed that allows them to run programs written in Java, typically the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) and the Java Virtual Machine (JVM). This software is notable because it has versions that work on almost every computer – PC, Mac, and Linux. It also powers mobile devices, televisions, set-top television boxes, and a whole host of other hardware. Nearly 900 million computers have Java installed worldwide. But there’s a problem with Java. On Jan.11, computer special-

ists, security analysts, and even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warned the public that they’d located an “exploit” (a vulnerability that allows hackers to gain access to or control of a user’s computer) in the latest version of Java, and advised users to uninstall the platform. The most unsettling thing about this security breach, aside from the large number of computers running the software, is the type of program that hackers are generally installing when they access an unsuspecting person’s computer. Called “ransomware,” these programs force victims to pay to have their computers returned to them. Oracle, the developer of the Java platform, released a patch to correct the issue, but despite

exert over a computer, has always posed security problems, and modern web technologies have largely replaced much of the functionality that only Java once allowed. I want to draw a clear distinction between the Java Platform, which contains the vulnerabilities I’ve mentioned, and JavaScript, a similarly named scripting language built into nearly every web browser that does not have the same risks associated with it. JavaScript is very widely used, and disabling it could result in substantial problems when viewing modern websites. JavaScript originally was created to compliment Java, but the two have since diverged widely. It is not necessary, nor is it recommended, that users disable JavaScript. Java, on the other hand, is a separately installed program that interfaces with both computer hardware and software, and

this, security analysts warned that vulnerabilities remained and restated their recommendation that users remove Java from their machines entirely. I agree with the Department of Homeland Security and others recommending the removal of Java from computers. Java, due to the level of control it allows Internet applications to

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Did anyone really think a movie with Arnold and Knoxville as leads was going to turn out OK?

Sit 'The Last Stand' out

“The Last Stand” has testosterone-infused stupidity, putting together the pieces for us before blowing everything to bits. Oneliners and lovingly filmed kill shots provide the necessary commentary. It’s occasionally entertaining, but we should expect more from action movies, even if Arnold Schwarzenegger is back to shooting people in the face. Schwarzenegger plays Ray Owens, the sheriff of comatose Sommerton Junction, Ariz., who is looking forward to a day off. Crime, unfortunately, traded a shift with sloth, so it’s working this weekend. In keeping with the oft-repeated movie rule – the more heavily guarded a criminal mastermind is, the more likely he or she will escape – ruthless drug lord Ga-

briel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega) won’t be heading to federal death row. Thanks to a giant magnet, some zip lines, and a comely FBI turncoat (Genesis Rodriguez), he is in a sports car that can outrace a helicopter. “A psychopath in a Batmobile,” grumbles bureau big-wig Forest Whitaker, who spends his time concernedly staring at giant screens. Cortez and his “monster on wheels” are headed toward Sommerton Junction, where a group of well-armed mercenaries (led by an appropriately hammy Peter Stormare) has built a bridge across the gap that leads to Mexico and Cortez’s freedom. So it’s up to Ray and his small number of allies, including the town’s gun nut (Johnny Knoxville) and a predictably hunky and tortured

war hero (Rodrigo Santoro), to stop evil from speeding into town. Oh, what will happen? Everything you’d expect, and that’s the problem. “The Last Stand” would have been a lot more fun if the mental engagement matched the kinetic, bullet-riddled visuals. Director Jee-woon Kim barely meets the RDA of action movie junkies because he doesn’t go beyond the “High Noon”-ontestosterone template. “OK, I’ve destroyed dozens of automobiles. I’ve given you graphic violence,” he seems to be saying. “What more do you want?” Well, how about characters whose distinguishable traits haven’t been regurgitated in every form of entertainment since Shakespeare started writ-

ing? How about a script where the function isn’t to generate catchphrases for t-shirts or to provide foreshadowing (“Should be a quiet weekend;” “I’ve seen enough blood and death: I know what’s coming.”)? In fact, how about employing any other storytelling device? For those excited about the return of Schwarzenegger – uhm, why? What made him a star in the 1980s and 1990s was his physical stature. The guy was built for intimidation and mass destruction. Smart directors either played his limited range for laughs – the script for “Commando” is full of them – or cast him as a killing machine. Too much time has passed, and the 65-year-old Schwarzenegger lacks the charisma to be an iras-

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cible badass in his golden years, like Sean Connery or Bruce Willis. As for the hulking leading man who does comedies, we already have Dwayne Johnson. Some may find it useless to criticize “The Last Stand” because it’s so obviously geared toward simple pleasures. That’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with a cheeseburger and a beer, except if the beer is flat and the cheeseburger has been living under a heat lamp. There are other, better options. We don’t have to accept everything that is put in front of us, even if it is familiar.

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Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • Auditions for “Seniors of the Sahara:” Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Males 25 and up; females 50 and up. Info: Art Walsh, 570.677.1285. Show dates are March 14-17, 22-24. • “Busybody: A Comedy by Jack Popplewell:” Jan. 24-27, Feb. 1-3. Shows at 8 p.m. Thurs.-Sat, 2 p.m. Sun. $12, general admission; $10, seniors; $8, students. Jan. 24 preview tickets: $8, general and seniors; $6, students. F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Rock of Ages:” Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $44.95-$74.10 John & Erin Cabaret Productions (www.ourcabaret.com or 1.800.838.3006.) • “Cabaret of Broken Dreams:” A comedic look at love. Feb. 15, 8 p.m., Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St, Scranton. $12. King’s College Theatre (Admin. Bldg., 133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5825) “The 39 Steps:” Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17, 2 p.m. $10; $5, students and seniors. Lackawanna College (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton) • “The Marvelous Wonde-

rettes:” Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15 student.

Music Box Players (196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) “Annie:” Feb. 1, 2 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23: bar 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m.; Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, bar 1 p.m., dinner 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. $34, dinner and show; $28, children under 12; $16, show only; $32, groups of 20 or more dinner and show. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090 or northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com) • Spring Concert Auditions: Jan. 23, 5-9 p.m.; Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Jan. 30, 5-9 p.m. Positions available: Concertmaster, Assistant Concertmaster, Principal Second Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Harp, Piano, Percussion Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire Auditions for the 33rd season, mansion at Mount Hope Estate, Route 72. Callbacks will be held in the afternoon and will stress movement. Those auditioning should wear loose fitting or comfortable clothing. By appointment

Send your listings to WBWnews @civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

only, 717.665.7021, ext. 120. • Bacchanalian Auditions: Jan. 26-27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.. Requirements: Two one-minute monologues (one comedic, one dramatic) and 30 second song. The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “Avenue Q:” Feb. 15-16, 22, 8 p.m.; Feb. 17, 24, 2 p.m.; Feb. 24, 7 p.m. $12. • Auditions: “A Chorus Line:” Jan. 28-29, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Pines Dinner Theatre (448 North 17th St., Allentown. 610.433.2333. pinesdinnertheatre.com) • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?:” Jan. 25 through March 10. Thurs. and Sun., 12:30 p.m. dinner, 2 p.m. show; Fri. and Sat.; 6:30 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. show. $48.50 Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369) ❏ Broadway Scranton (broadwayscranton.com) presents: • Lamar Advertising’s Up & Coming Comedy Series: Bruce Cherry (opener) and Lord Carrett (headliner): Jan. 26, 8 p.m., cocktail hour at 7. $16. Mature audiences only. • “The Addams Family:” Feb. 15-17, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m.

Lamar Advertising’s Up & Coming Comedy Series presents Lord Carrett and Bruce Cherry on Jan. 26, 8 p.m., at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple. Tickets are $16. Mature audiences only.

Shawnee Playhouse (570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “Handy Dandy:” Jan. 25, 26, 8 p.m.; Jan. 25, 27, 2 p.m. $18, adults; $15, seniors over 55, AAA Members and Military. Expanded listings at theweekender.com. W

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Kacy Muir | Weekender Correspondent

Local author goes into the wild “Beyond My Wildest Dreams” by John Paul “Jack” Harris, Jr. is not just a memoir – it is a guide to life, to live out your dreams and stay open to the world around you. In the past, our literary reviews have exclusively included recently released works; however, there are exceptions to the rule. Harris’ memoir, which was originally self-published in 2007, contains his fondest memories. The work becomes a scrapbook, blending writing and photography. It is a true testament of the great outdoors, gliding from one adventure to the next in a bracing and open manner. Raised in Scranton, Penn., Harris spent much of his life in the wild with pastimes of hunting, fishing, and capturing nature through photography. As an avid outdoorsman, Harris notes being “an experienced big game hunter.” However, this all changed when he met Dr. Gary Alt. Alt, who earned his PhD in biology, has over 30 years of experience working with wildlife as a Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) Black Bear Research Biologist. Before Alt’s recent retirement from the PGC, he transitioned into work as a Deer Management Section Supervisor. As Harris reveals, Alt’s former position with the PGC included research with the black bear population, in addition to preserving a wide range of endangered species in the area. Alt has played a pivotal role in Harris’ life, showing him the priceless value of wildlife through observation. In his memoir, Harris chronicles each of his adventures from his hometown to the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador and beyond. All the while, his outlook concerning the natural world evolves. Though much of the book demonstrates Harris’ strong connection to nature, there is a definite maturation in his voice as the book develops. Readers follow along through each of those experiences as Harris

‘Beyond My Wildest Dreams’ John Paul ‘Jack’ Harris, Jr. Rating: W W W V works to succeed with his many conservational endeavors. Outside conservation projects, Harris is also an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, an advocate for Paralyzed Veterans of America, and an Ambassador for Peace, to name a few. His humanitarian work in connection with his adventures will, without a doubt, inspire readers. Harris’ memoir will leave a lasting impression for readers to discover what exists outside their door. He ends the work looking back at his life, and then looks forward towards the future hoping to leave the world doing what he loved. Whether taking a walk to a local park or a great journey to the Barrier Reef in Fiji, Harris leaves readers with the most poignant message of all: “Heaven is doing the things you like doing best forever. Enjoy life now!” Next week’s book releases • ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History’ by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen, Jim DeFelice • ‘Until the End of Time’ by Danielle Steel • ‘One Good Earl Deserves a Lover: The Second Rule of Scoundrels’ by Sarah MacLean


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Rich Howells | Weekender Editor

'John' surprises at the end With a title like “John Dies at the End,” my curiosity was piqued. With Don Coscarelli both writing and directing the film, and a cast that includes the likes of Paul Giamatti (“American Splendor,” “Sideways”), Clancy Brown (“Highlander”), Doug Jones (“Hellboy,” “Pan’s Labyrinth”), and Angus Scrimm (“Phantasm”), “piqued” turned into “exploded.” Along with that line-up, the premise has “cult film” written all over it: A new street drug called “Soy Sauce” helps two young slackers travel through time and other dimensions, though this leads to the discovery of an invasion of otherworldly bugs and monsters that they are far from equipped to defeat. As a diehard fan of filmmakers like Terry Gilliam, David Cronenberg, and John Carpenter, I felt that this was not only up my alley, but likely an easy strike. It ended up being more like a 7-10 split. This time last year, the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, yet it was only recently released on demand through Magnet Releasing, building my anticipation for way too long. It opens in select theaters this week, though you’re probably going to catch it on Netflix or DVD in a few months before you’ll see it on a big screen. That’s because this one is an indie oddball with a fairly specific audience, one that enjoys not knowing what’s really going on for most of the running time. It jarringly jumps time and space and contains surreal elements that reminded me of “Naked Lunch” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” though it never quite reaches those artistic heights. Instead, it revels in camp and cheese while laughing in the face of expectation, which is really what kept me thoroughly entertained. With its witty narration keeping the jumbled story intact, newcomers Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes, who play main characters Dave and John, re-

spectively, have fun with the odd material, though ultimately share little screen time together. They battle everything from an undead Nazi to a meat monster to a flying mustache to a possessed wannabe gangster to one-eyed squid monster, and each scene, as told by Dave to reporter Arnie Blondestone (Giamatti), has some bafflingly funny moments that the journalist, understandably, finds difficult to believe. I bought right into it, however. I love being immersed in worlds created by science fiction, and Coscarelli, best known for the “Phantasm” series, “The Beastmaster,” and “Bubba HoTep,” does an effective job bringing viewers into this bizarre adventure. His special effects team, on the other hand, kept pulling me back out. I won’t let this review veer off into a diatribe about practical effects verses CGI, but I feel that when you’re working with a very modest budget, it’s best to create your movie magic with old school techniques. There are digital effects in multi-million dollar blockbusters that look shoddy and dated only a year or two later, so the TV movie-level effects in “John Dies at the End” instantly look awful, and even the real-world puppets and moving objects are handled with less care than I expected from the guy who made a floating killer ball appear convincing in “Phantasm.” A scene that cleverly incorporates animation was much better at covering up the limited funding, and I think with the right team, the trippy manifestations of the Soy Sauce could have left audiences not only guessing what was going on, but how such things were going on. Despite some messy pacing, it’s the writing that ultimately saves the film – and the actors’ ability to deliver such insane dialogue with a straight face. The situations themselves are humorous enough, but it’s clear that Coscarelli gathered a group who truly understood the

source material, which is a book originally published as a web serial bearing the same name. Written by Cracked.com senior editor Jason Pargin, the humorous horror novel is credited to his pseudonym, David Wong, the same David Wong in the story. A sequel, “This Book Is Full of Spiders,” was published last October, so I’m hoping that means Don will be willing to take us on a second trip as well. Considering the open-ended finale, this is a definite possibility. I’m fascinated by a world where doorknobs turn into genitals and heroic dogs drive through houses, so I say, “Why not?” It’s not perfect by any means, but this little gem is more entertaining than the predictable trash that major studios will be bombarding us with until the summer movie season hits. Then we’ll be getting big-budget trash amongst a few surprises, but I doubt any of them will be as startling as “John Dies at the End.” Unless the “Robocop” remake actually turns out to be good, which I sincerely doubt. But since I had my mind warped by this film, I’m open to almost any possibility. - Rich Howells is a lifelong Marvel Comics collector, wannabe Jedi master, and cult film fan. E-mail him atrhowells@theweekender.com.

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Photographer Matt Hannon’s Vintage Theater exhibit focuses on long exposure shots, taken at night in local spots. (Photos courtesy Matt Hannon) film and digital, depending on which type of camera is available to him. “I don’t usually distinguish. If I happen to bring my digital with me that day, and I see something, that’s what I’ll shoot it with. The same thing with my film camera.” He is currently finishing up his February show, which opens Feb. 1st at The Vintage Theater (326 Spruce St., Scranton) and will be up through March. “The theme is all night landscapes.” Hannon works at Digital Studios, a DVD production company, and seeks moments of midnight spontaneity after leaving his latenight shift. “I started bringing my tripod and taking photos of whatever caught my eye at the time.” It was challenging to find subjects in the still night, but Hannon found inspiration in the challenge. One photo features WilkesBarre’s Murray Complex, taking it the night it caught on fire. He arrived after the flames had subsided. “I showed up and found that there were crews working on it. I asked if I could get a photo of the building because there was still

smoke coming out. I did a long night exposure of it.” Hannon’s show at The Vintage features multiple long exposure shots, including one of Kirby Park at night. “The light was really good looking and there’s a bit of fog over the pond in the park… It created this weird sort of ethereal look in the photo.” One black-and-white photo indicates the passing of time into Hannon’s nightscapes. “I found a notebook in a dirt parking lot.” The artifact, caked with mud, illustrates a simple narrative. “You could see that it was someone’s school notebook.” Hannon’s photography takes him on the road for events such as the Philly Flash Fashion show – where models strutted down a Philly street divider as cars rolled past – among other gigs. “I did some promotional work in Philly with the brand Cotton. They were looking for the American style and sent photographers out to capture street style as inspiration for their upcoming show.” He’s also worked beyond the City of Brotherly Love. “I’ve done some work in New York, traveling to Boston, Washington, D.C., and Virginia… Anywhere that I go, I try to take photos.” If you see Matt Hannon on the street, you just might end up immortalized in a moment by 57NO.

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Matt Hannon always carries a camera. The 27-year-old Kingston resident began his photography career during a college internship at a local paper. “My editor, who was also my professor, suggested I go out and take some photos,” he recalled. Hannon snapped a few shots when the staff was in absentia. His work impressed the editor. “He said I had a real good eye for it.” From his photojournalism experience, Hannon developed his craft and began his photo company, 57NO. “I like to shoot editorial, fashion, lifestyle and event photography.” As his business expanded, Hannon realized that he needed to name the company. “I know there are at least two other people in the area named Matt Hannon.” His name didn’t quite fit the brand. “Some friends of mine and I used to refer to the area as the 5-7-no, like a punk kind of thing.” The name fit. “Having a name like that is a good way to distinguish myself in a local landscape.” Hannon doesn’t limit himself to just one camera. Among traditional Nikons, he also uses unconventional cameras. “A lot of the stuff that’s going to be in my show in February I shot with probably four different cameras. My favorite camera to use is a small film point-and-shoot. I can take just that and a tripod out to wherever I’m going to shoot, and I always get great photos from it. I like something small and portable that I can carry with me.” Hannon also works between

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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS American Cancer Society ❏ Relay for Life Events Meetings: Feb. 4

Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org) Adoption Days: • Jan. 27, 11 a.m.-3p.m., Washington Pet Store, 1310 Blue Valley Drive, Pen Argyl. • Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Volunteer meeting: Feb. 19, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s FamilyRestaurant, Route 209 near Route 534, Kresgeville. Adoption Days: • Feb. 2, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, 2970 Route 940, Pocono Summit.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 2nd Annual Thanks 4 Fighting Awareness Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: Feb. 2, 7:05 p.m. Fans who purchase a ticket to this game will also receive a Penguins hat and food voucher for a hot dog, soda and potato chips. Additionally, $4 for every ticket sold will be donated to LLS.

CAR & BIKE EVENTS 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. Uncle Buck’s BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials. CHURCHES

Montdale United Methodist Church (961 Lakeland Drive, Scott Township) • Cabbage and noodle and chicken noodle soup sale: Jan. 23, 3-6 p.m. $4, 16-ounce container. Take-out only with drive thru service in back of church.

of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Pierogie Sale: Feb. 12, 2-5 p.m., church hall. Orders due by Feb. 8. $6 per dozen. To order: Dorothy, 570.562.1434; Sandra, 570.457.9280; or Church Hall, 570.457.2875.

St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church (310 Broadway St., Scranton) • Pirohi and Clam Chowder Sale: Pirohi is $7.50 per dozen pirohi; $7.50 per quart clam chowder. Orders: by Jan. 24, Sylvia, 570.343.8820 or Joannie, 570.344.3282. Pick-up date is Feb. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

St. Stephens Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church of Scranton (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton) • International Dinner: Feb. 14, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., Church Center. $19.95 per person. Reservations: by Feb. 8, 570.343.5151. St. Michael’s Church (corner

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Barre) • “Let Your Heart Shine” with Rev. Diane Sickler: Jan. 27, 10 a.m. • Social Media Seminar: Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m. • Friendship month kickoff with Richard Pacheco, “Growing Holy Relationships:” Feb. 3, 10 a.m. • Saturday Evening Spiritual Cinema, “Finding Joe:” Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m. • Friendship Month second installment with Diane Sickler, “Thank You for Being a Friend:” Feb. 10, 10 a.m. • The Call to Leadership webinar: Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

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ACROSS 1 First name of 7-Down 4 Baseball stats 8 Crock-Pot contents 12 Unclose, poetically 13 Not procrastinating 14 “National Treasure” star 15 A-ha’s megahit 17 Desire 18 “2001: A Space Odyssey” author 19 Symbol of intrigue 21 Corn spike 22 Online gamer’s icon 26 Gee follower 29 Underwear with underwire 30 Inseparable 31 Castle protection 32 Decay 33 Snips 34 Hooter 35 Fellow 36 Insertion mark 37 Holy 39 Actor McBride 40 Comic Philips 41 Molest 45 Donkey’s pin-on? 48 1989 Morgan Freeman movie 50 “- Karenina” 51 Obnoxiously proper sort 52 “Monkey suit” 53 Hoodoo 54 Tortoise’s rival 55 Pigs’ digs


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stitute Dinner: Feb. 14, cocktails 5:30, dinner 6:15 p.m., Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker American poet and professor Timothy Seibles. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Reservations: 570.674.6217.

cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online. Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) • Community contra dance: Feb. 2, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, 776 Market St., Kingston. $9; reduced admission for families. Info: 570.333.4007 or folkloresociety.org. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • Ragtime from Barrelhouse to Broadway: Jan. 27, bus to WVIA Media Center departs from Dietrich 1:30 p.m., concert at 3 p.m. Pianist Gary Boerckel and soprano Bernadette Boerckel will perform rags from the 1890s to the 1990s. By reservation only. • Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania Presentation: Feb. 2, 11 a.m. • Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 1, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 1010:45 a.m.; • All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22. Ages 9-12, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m. $40 for four classes. • Preschool Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 4 and 5. Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m. Simply Yoga: Wednesdays, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 16 and up. Series 2, Feb. 13, 20, 27. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in. • Recycled Glass Artwork: Ages 18 and up. Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. $65, four-class series. Students supply own safety glasses. • Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture: Ages 13 and up. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Series 2, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. $60, four-class series; $15, drop-in. • Decorative Painting: Ages 16 and up. Noon-3 p.m., Jan. 23, 20, Feb. 13, 20, 27. $20 per class plus cost of painting surface. • Kundalini Yoga: Ages 16 and up. 10-11:30 a.m. Series 1, Jan. 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9. $40, four classes; $15, drop-in. • Loom Beading Basics: Jan. 28, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30. • Nia: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 5:306:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, four-class series. • Introduction to Felting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $40, materials included. • Locker Hooking For Beginners: Feb. 7, 6:30 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $45. • Little Leather Luxuries: Feb. 11, 6-9 p.m. Ages 16 and up. $30.

Join a gabby group of ladies for “The View” with a Scranton Attitude, Jan. 25 at Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Cocktail hour is 6 p.m., show starts at 7. Tickets are $6. 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.

• Cooking demonstration: Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. $25 per person. Executive Chef Dale Lewis will show attendees how to prepare Caesar salad, fish cakes with vegetables and a side, and peanut butter pie. Bring your own beverage to complement the meal. Reservations: 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Prepayment due by Jan. 28.

Gesinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center (1000 E. Mountain Road, Plains Township) • Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center prostate cancer screenings: Jan. 24, 5-7 p.m. Registration required: geisinger.org/events or 800.275.6401 and ask for CareLink.

Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, 570.689.2929) • Super Bowl Sunday Hot Wing & Pizza Sale: Feb. 3, 1-6 p.m. Pre-order: 570.689.2829 or 29FireRescue.com.

Girls Night Out with Jeannine M. Luby, comedienne: Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m., Wall Street Deli, E. Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant. Wine tasting, food, comedy, sample salon service, door prizes. Advance tickets only. $20 at JeannineLuby.com or Wall Street Deli. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton) • Discover How the Affordable Care Act Can Affect Your Small Business: Jan. 31, 9 a.m. Harveys Lake American Legion Post 967 (4907 Memorial Highway, Harveys Lake) • Winterfest, held by Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Riders: Jan. 26, 7 p.m.-midnight. $25 Music by Dymond Cutter. Info: 570.639.2240. Tickets will not be sold at door. No smoking. Over 21 event. Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgeway Drive, Dallas)

King’s College (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or kings.edu) • “What’s Amish about Amish Business? Ethics, Economics, and Entrepreneurship,” by Dr. Donald Kraybill: Feb. 4, 3:305:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium. Inclement weather date is Feb. 6.

Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 Lebanon Road,Manheim, 717.665.7021, PaRenFaire.com) • Murder at Mount Hope Mansion: Feb. 1 – March 23, Fridays, 7 p.m.; Saturdays, 1 and 7 p.m. $39.95 per person. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $39.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations online or by calling 717.665.7021, ext. 120. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) • Winterfest: Feb. 2, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Events include a guided bird walk, snowshoe loaners, children’s games, and ice fishing demos with new events being added to the schedule daily. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Nintendo 64 Game Tournament: Feb. 2. Super Smash Brothers, 3-5 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to last person standing. GoldenEye 007, 5-7 p.m., $10, cash prize goes to person with the most kills.

The Mall at Steamtown (300 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, 570.343.3400) • Live music and/or magic and children’s entertainment: Every Tues., Thurs., noon-2 p.m.; every Sun. 12:30-2:30 p.m. • Open Mic with Sarah Yzkanin or Janice Gambo Chesna: Every Wed., 6-8 p.m.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu) • Real Estate Prep Courses: Real Estate Fundamentals, Tuesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-9 p.m. Real Estate Practices, Thursdays, Feb. 7-April 11, 6-9 p.m. $280 per course, textbook cost included. Registration deadline Jan. 25. • AutoCAD courses: Level 1, Mondays and Wednesdays, March 11-20, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. SolidWorks Essentials, Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 30-May 9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration fee for each course is $799 per person.

Misericordia University (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu) • “Road to Freedom,” a live multimedia event featuring music and video that highlights the work of those who fought for racial equality over the past 150 years. Jan. 24, 8:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall. • 22nd Annual Diversity In-

Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet club, Tues., 10 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. • Kids’ craft club: Third Sat., 10 a.m. For grades 2-5. • Kids Science Club, first Sat. of each month, open to students in grades 2-5. • ‘Page Turners’ kids’ book club, first Thurs. of each month,

4 p.m., grades 3-5. • Toddler Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Ages 18 months to 3 years. • Preschool Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Tuesdays 1:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. • Family Story Time: Through Feb. 11, Saturdays, 1:30 p.m. Open to all ages. • CEO Afterschool Meals: Dinner, Mondays and Thursdays, 4-5 p.m.; snacks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-5 p.m. Free to all children up to age 18. No registration required. • Hangout Club: Jan. 28, 6 p.m. For teens in grades 6-12. Book for the month is “Leviathan” by Scott Westerfield. • TAG Movie Night: Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, scrantonculturalcenter.org) • “The View” with a Scranton Attitude: Jan. 25, cocktail hour 6 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. $6. Featuring: Brenda Bistocchi, retired from Restaurant Industry and Adjunct Professor at Keystone College; Cathy Donnelly, of Entercom Communications, WILK, 102.3 The Mountain and Froggy 101; Nell DonnellyO’Boyle, Associate Broker of Realty Network Group and VP of the Greater Scranton Board of Realtors; Trish Hartman, anchor at WNEP; and Julianne Kalasinski, Development Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of NEPA. Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org) • Cooking classes: Every other Thursday, 6-8 p.m. Info: Janet, 570.242.7232 or Joanna, 570.445.0124. Gymboree Classes: • Cost for each seven-week session, $89 with $20 material fee for the Art classes. 10% discount for each additional class and for siblings. Contact Gymboree at 570-208-2908 to register as space is limited. Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society • Singing Valentines: Delivered with rose, candy and card during the hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14. The project aides the chapter’s community service program. Info: 570.696.3385 or 570.287.2476. Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu) Drs. Robert S. and Judith A. Gardner Educational Forum Series:

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With only a week before Pecha Kucha Night, Jeff Fowler and Ted Michalowski are still debating how to properly pronounce the Japanese term. The words mimic the sound of conversation, or chit-chat, and have come to mean a six minute, 40 second presentation in which 20 slides are displayed for 20 seconds each. After hearing them tell stories during a Scranton StorySlam, another gathering meant to bring local personalities together, the pair were invited to make this very different type of presentation at The Vintage Theater on Saturday, Jan. 26, along with at least seven others. Sitting in the café at BooksA-Million in Dickson City at around 9 p.m., they are spending their Saturday night preparing their Pecha Kuchas. Reflective of their personalities, Fowler, a Scranton-based filmmaker and co-founder/president of Community Film Project, has already completed his breakdown of ‘80s teen movie stereotypes and recurring plot points. Michalowski, an illustrator and educator at Marywood University and Keystone College, has barely started his largely impromptu talk, still sifting through pictures of his 2010 trip to Poland as the store announces its impending closure for the evening. “It’s a torturous existence to be a teenager in one of these ‘80s films, and also in real life, I guess. You’re going to find support from your quirky best friend. You’re going to have to overcome the bully. You’re going to have to stand up to the jock; you’re going to have to outsmart him. You’re going to have to use your brain,” Fowler concludes as he runs through his final slides. “Always remember you have science on your side, use a good montage if it’s available, and eventually, you may have the choice between your crush and

Pecha Kucha Night: Jan. 26, 7:30 p.m., Vintage Theater (336 Spruce St., Scranton). $8 online at pechakuchascranton.whindo.com, $10 at door.

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Ted Michalowski and Jeff Fowler share laughs and gear up for Pecha Kucha Night. (Photo by Rich Howells) your unwanted love interest, and you’ve got to choose wisely.” The longtime friends met in 1981 as high school sophomores while working at a movie theater, so Jeff, who spent 12 hours on his PowerPoint, is honest with Ted as he attempts to narrow down thousands of pictures into 20 slides. “You’re very long-winded. Have you ever noticed?” Fowler joked. “Can I go 20 minutes each?” Michalowski responded, hoping the time limit isn’t enforced. “That really is a PowerPoint,” he continued, looking at Fowler’s work. “Mine are just going to be images!” This is Michalowski’s first PowerPoint, though he’s used to giving more traditional presentations to his students, who he will be taking on his annual “Drawcore” trip to Poland this year. They may want to pay attention to his off-the-cuff Pecha Kucha, which is on how far you can get exchanging art as currency. It’s called “Poland on Five Drawings a Day,” a play on the book “Europe on Five Dollars a Day.” “I give enough presentations at school where I’m talking about the history of illustration or work that I’ve done or somewhere in between. I was watching TED Talks, and all those guys are talking about things they’ve accomplished, so this is my TED Talk,” he said, noting the play on words with his namesake. The photos of his travels with his friend and thereminist Jason Smeltzer tell 1,000 stories, and he can’t help but relate one about the time they got into a Polish bar after closing time. “The (owner) says, ‘Listen, I don’t care if you are American. There is no more. We are closed. This means same thing

as it does in America.’ I said, ‘Well, what if I do a drawing of you, and if you like it, you just let me have a round of drinks for my friends?’” he began, talking in a thick Polish accent. “He opened the whole place up, so everyone there was buying me drinks because I kept the place open. There was a pitcher that he emptied out and filled with a pint of vodka, and he filled the rest with Coke. He goes, ‘There, American, super size!’” He returned the next year to find his drawing not on the wall, but kept securely in an empty drawer by itself. “Why is it in a drawer?” Michalowski questioned. “Because you are not the first American or person of any other nationality to come in here and ask for more drinks after we are closed. But now what we do is we say to the person, ‘Yes, we are closed, but there is one way that you can get drinks here.’ He holds up the drawing. ‘Can you do this? No? Then get out!’” Michalowski and Fowler would close out two more coffee shops that evening discussing their very divergent Pecha Kuchas, which they seem just as enthused to create as they are to present. “I found it very exciting to attempt to synthesize all the different character types, and, for me, it brought back a lot of good memories and a lot of laughs and smiles,” Fowler commented. “It’s a different take on what drawing can do, what drawing can teach, what drawing can share, as well as a different spin on European travel,” Michalowski added, summing up both his trip and, quite possibly, Pecha Kucha Night. “Make art, make friends, and make an impact.”

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• Land Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education with speaker Nathan Sorber, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University: Feb. 12, 4:30 p.m., Marts 214. Wyoming Area School District • JFK Elementary Vera Bradley Bingo Fundraiser: Feb. 10, 2 p.m. (doors at 1), Wyoming Area Secondary Center cafeteria, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. Tickets are $20. Tickets will be available at the door but seating is limited. To purchase tickets in advance, make check payable to JFK PTO and send to 50 Penn Ave., Exeter PA 18643, ATTN: BINGO. Please include name, address, phone and e-mail address. For more information, please call 570.362.1680. Wyoming Valley Dog Squad Troop No. 221 • Meeting: Jan. 27, 4 p.m., Kingston Fire Department training room 600. Bring current shot records, leashed dog, clicker and small treats and be prepared to sign a waiver. There is no charge for this meeting. More information can be obtained through the national website, www.dogscouts.org. If you would like to come to the meeting contact Phyllis, phyllis@thebarkingbasket.com or Liza, sewcrazy@epix.net, 570.288.8122. • Puppy Love, Valentine Photo of Your Dog: Feb. 2, 1-4 p.m., Whiting’s Pet Supply, 50 N. Memorial Highway, Shavertown. $10, 5x7 photo by Jessica Cobb Pet Photography. $5 raffle tickets available for a donation for a large Valentine’s basket. Info: Phyllis Sinavage, phyllis@thebarkingbasket.com or Liza Roper, sewcrazy@epix.net. 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.

Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) 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. 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, yearround. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Info: scrantonghosttours.com, magicus@comcast.net. Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) ❏ Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public): • 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. • Lecture by“Mrs. Thomas Jefferson:” Feb. 17, 2 p.m., Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year-round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m. Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org) For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees. St. Ann’s National Basilica Shrine and Monastery (Scranton: 570.347.5691) Group tours available by appointment. Open 9

a.m.-8 p.m. daily. 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. • The “Scranton Limited” train ride: 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+. Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200. LEARNING Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybartartworks.com) ❏ Painting, drawing, creative arts/pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil, mixed media: • Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.Tues., noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m. Student may choose length of time from 1-3 hrs. for evening class • Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com): Children’s Classes • The Young Artists Batik Workshop: Jan. 26, 1-4 p.m. Ages 7-12. $75, includes all supplies Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops• Direct Figure Drawing: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 16, 23, 1-3 p.m. $125, includes model fee. Student rate, $100 • Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series I: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. $100. $100. • Jewelry Making Goes Green – Recycled Earrings Workshop: Feb. 16, 12:30-2:30 p.m. $35. • Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m. $100. Special Artist Classes • Drawing and Painting: Section I: Tuesdays, Jan. 22 – Feb. 26, 5:45-7 p.m $100, all supplies included. Section II: Wednesdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, 5:45-7 p.m. $100, all supplies included. • All About Theatre for Very Special Artists: Wednesdays, 5:30-7 p.m. $95, per series. all supplies included. Series I: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Performance March 13 at 7 p.m.

Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Vocal Instruction: weekdays. • Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. Piano and Flute Lessons (Anne, 570.881.2433) • Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m. $30, member; $40, non-member; $20, senior member; $25, senior non-member. ❏ Adult Classes • Drawing: Jan. 23, 30, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80 nonmember; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member. • Intermediate Watercolor: Jan. 27, 1-4 p.m. $85, member; $95, non-member; $75, senior member; $80, senior non-member. • Oil Painting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member. • Acrylic Painting: Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. • Collage to Colorgraph: Mixed Media & Printmaking: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 1-3 p.m. $60, member; $70, non-member; $50, senior member; $55, senior nonmember. • Intermediate Watercolor: Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, member; $95, non-member. • Altered Books: Feb. 5, 12, 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $55, member; $65, non-member; $45, senior member; $40, senior non-member. • American Impressionism: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $110, member; $120, non-member; $90, senior member; $95, senior non-member. Materials fee: $10. Students should bring a 3-pack of canvas panels to class,

Send your listings to WBWnews @civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., 18703, or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline is Mondays at 2 p.m. Print listings occur up until three weeks from publication date. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

all other materials will be supplied. • Drawing: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6-8 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, senior non-member. SOCIAL GROUPS Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome. Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101) • Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m. • Hoagie Sale Fundraiser: Jan. 23, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free delivery within 5-mile radius of Moosic. Pick up order of 10 or more and get one free. Orders must be in and paid by Jan. 20. Info and orders: Sylvia, 570.451.3171 ext. 116; Fax, 570.451.3172; e-mail sylviak@oakwoodterraceinc.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. 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. Expanded listings at theweekender.com. W

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John Mayer gave a performance almost two years in the making last Wednesday night, and it was all for a charitable cause. The singer/songwriter took the stage at “The Livingston Town Proper: A Concert to Benefit the Fighters of the Pine Creek Fire,” a benefit held in downtown Bozeman, Mont., where Mayer recently purchased a home. The fundraiser brought in over $100,000. Monies raised will benefit firefighters and first responders who battled a blaze last summer that destroyed more than 8,500 acres of forest in and around Livingston. Mayer performed four tracks, three off his last release “Born and Raised” and “Who Says” from the 2009 album “Battle Studies.” In the latter, he made a reference to girlfriend Katy Perry, who was reportedly in attendance. The four song-set is Mayer’s first public performance since April of 2011, and one which has his label Columbia Records quite encouraged. In September ‘11, Mayer announced on his blog that a granuloma was discovered on his vocal cord. The condition required both surgery and vocal rest, and delayed the release of “Born and Raised” from October of that year to the following May. However, in March, the granuloma returned, forcing Mayer to cancel the tour he had already announced. He underwent a second procedure and further vocal rest, completely ceasing to talk for an entire month. A representative for Columbia said while Mayer did not contact it to organize the benefit, the label is fairly certain he did receive a green light from his doc-

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Girl talk

TALES OF DATING DISASTERS Melissa Hughes | Weekender Correspondent

Can I see some ID?

It was my birthday, and I was dating this guy named James for a few weeks. He agreed to go to Mirakuya, a Japanese restaurant in Wilkes-Barre, with my friends and I to celebrate. I drove to James’ house and picked him up. Upon arrival to the restaurant, he took my keys and said to have a great time and enjoy my birthday. He would not drink and make sure we got home safely that night. I called this a win. As the night progressed, more sake equaled more happy. Additionally, I was enjoying a few birthday martinis and was feeling pretty good by this point. Dinner was over and I was on a roll. I was grateful to have a driver at this point. I was fairly certain I couldn’t tie my shoes, so operating a car was absolutely out of the question. We climbed into the car and were heading home to his apartment. It was roughly a five-minute drive to get back to his home from here. I was dancing in the seat to my beloved Justin Bieber CD, and then all of a sudden, BOOM! I froze mid-dance move and just looked at him. “What was that?” He looked at me with deer-in-headlight eyes and said, “I backed into a tree.” Begin “WTF” outburst in 3…2…1… I erupted. He is the sober one! It’s only three blocks! There are

no trees in Wilkes-Barre and you were driving forward! Please explain to me how you backed into a tree while going forward? How did this happen?! He looked at me and said, “I should probably tell you something; I don’t have a driver’s license.” “WTF” outburst number two began. Why would you volunteer to be my designated driver? You are 25 years old, and again, how did you back into a tree?! He said it was only a couple of blocks, so he didn’t think it was a big deal. Well, it was. He justified it by saying if he never got his license, he would never have to worry about getting a DUI – genius. The next morning, I got up to assess the damage – cracked bumper, smashed taillight, hunks of tree still dangling. Happy birthday to me. I received a lecture about drinking and driving from my parents when they saw my bumper, even though I am almost 30 and did no such thing. I am certain the lecture would have been considerably worse had they known my sober, unlicensed boyfriend did the deed. I have vowed from this day forward to always check ID before dating and always be responsible for my own transport when my car is involved.

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Going green will help save green on your wedding day.

Nice day for a green wedding I am so excited to finally say that I’m getting married! After almost eight years, my fiancé’ finally asked me to marry him while we were in New Orleans for New Years. While we haven’t been engaged long, we already started the planning process. We have a date and a venue picked out; so far, so good. But one thing we know for sure is that we want to make it as eco-friendly as possible. It might not be a priority for most couples, but for us, it’s important. The first thing is to keep the vendors local. If we’re going to venture down the path of a somewhat traditional wedding, we plan on keeping our vendors local. After all, if we are going to spend money, we may as well support our local economy. When it came to picking the venue, we had a pretty good idea of what we wanted. We ended up choosing a local barn for our venue. Choosing the venue really sets the theme for the event. If you’re looking to go green, it’s important to choose a space that doesn’t use a lot of electricity. Traditional spaces, like hotel ballrooms and fancy resorts, tend to use a lot of electricity, so we went with a rustic setting that doesn’t require a ton of electricity. Another thing: get married and have the reception at the same place. By doing this, you’re cutting back on fuel emissions, plus it’s easier for your guests. The food is one of the most important parts of the celebra-

tion, at least for your guests. Look for a caterer that uses locally grown food. The food is coming from a short distance, so less fuel is needed, and you’re supporting local businesses. Picking fruits and veggies that are in season is a plus as well. It would be great to walk away with only one bag of trash after a wedding with over 150 people. The best way to do this is by recycling and composting whatever is left behind. Since our wedding will be held on a fabulous farm, we’re hoping they might use our leftovers as compost. Paying a florist thousands of dollars to do something you can do on your own always seemed crazy to me. Most people don’t realize how bad the flower industry really is on the environment. Many farmers douse their plants with chemicals to keep bugs at bay. Going with potted flowers or plants as centerpieces is a great way to stay green. We are also considering planting our own flowers to use for the centerpieces; that way, we know exactly where they came from, and we can make them just how we want. It can be overwhelming planning a wedding because everyone has an opinion on what you should do. But at the end of the day, it’s about the couple getting married and what they want. I hope the planning process is smooth sailing from here on out!

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BEER REVIEWS

Derek Warren | Weekender Correspondent

The beer to be revered

Beer: 120 Minute IPA Brewer: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Style: Imperial IPA ABV: 18.0% (not a typo!) Description: Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA pours a clear amber orange color reminiscent of a beautiful autumn evening in New England with a white head that disappears extremely quick. Smelling the beer brings about thoughts of citrus, mild caramel notes, and slight whiskey notes. Upon your first, you may be quite surprised at just how sweet this beer tastes. After the initial surprise at the sweetness, you notice the citrus coming through from the hops, but what you will also be surprised about is the lack of a hop bite. Considering that this beer is continually hopped for two hours during the boil, plus dry hopped to death, the fact that hops are more of a background note in this beer is quite shocking, but it does make this beer exceptionally balanced. After swallowing the creamy thick body, the beer remains on the palate, but the mild carbonation cleanses the mouth quite well, then the alcohol heat makes an ever-so-slight appearance, just as a reminder that this is definitely not a light beer. Food pairing: A beer this high in alcohol makes it a bit more difficult to pair with dishes, as it can overpower a lot of food very quickly with its sheer power. So what we are looking for is dishes with a lot of flavor behind them to stand up to the 120 Minute IPA. A nice dish would certainly be blackened pork or chicken with some Creole rice or anything with a bit of spiciness to it. Another thought is with a nice spicy Enchilada in a fine creamy sauce; the spice would bring out the hops in the beer and the creaminess in the sauce matches the body of the beer very well. Moving on to dessert now, 120 Minute matches absolutely perfectly with a delectable vanilla bean gelato. The creaminess in the gelato will absolutely meld into the taste of 120 Minute IPA, so eat up!

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Is it worth trying? A resounding yes. However, be warned that this high alcohol IPA is not for the faint of heart. This is a highly hopped beer, so if you are new to the India Pale Ale (IPA) style, I would stay away from this for a while. However, this is a perfect beer to age for up to a decade, and even beyond, so you can buy a bottle now and keep it until you are ready, but be warned that as this beer ages, the ABV increases, reaching around 22.0 percent! Due to the high alcohol causing slight whiskey notes in the beer (After all, whiskey is just distilled beer), 120 is a great beer to give to that whiskey lover in your life. Also, another note of warning, to match the above average ABV, this beer also carries an above average price tag. Also, keep in mind this is not your dad’s PBR; this is a beer to be revered and feared, so sip this one, make it last all night, and just enjoy every last drop of it. Rating: W W W W W Where can I get it? Currently available in bottles at: Krugel’s Georgetown Deli & Beer, WilkesBarre; Exit 190 Beer & Deli, Dickson City; Backyard Ale House, Scranton. Available on draft at: Krugel’s Georgetown Deli & Beer, Wilkes-Barre. Remember, enjoy responsibly! Cheers! -Derek Warren is a beer expert, avid homebrewer, and beer historian. Derek can be reached at NEPABeerGeek@gmail.com.

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There are two things you will always find in my kitchen: pasta and chicken. To me, those are staples for quick-fix meals, especially because the chicken I buy is Perdue Perfect Portions: boneless, skinless chicken breasts that can be kept in the freezer, are already seasoned, and are frozen individually. I’ve thrown these ingredients together in different combinations with various sauces, but nothing stuck with me quite like this recipe for Queso Chicken Pasta. It’s got a flavor that can be easily adjusted – depending on how much you like food that makes you sweat – without losing the overall feel of the dish. Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick spray. Cook penne pasta (for those who don’t measure, like me, that’s three-quarters of a box), but remove it from the boil when there’s two minutes left in the cooking time. Cook the chicken however you choose to, shred it, and dump that and the pasta into the casserole dish. Set aside and grab a pot for the sauce mixture. When it comes to a sauce like this, which includes dairy, keep the heat low, especially if you have an electric stove like I do. Mine is

very temperamental, and, to do this, I had to keep the coils on a little below two. (I can also only cook things on low heat on the right side of my stove, but that’s a story for another time.) Heat the vegetable oil until it begins to simmer, then add diced onion, minced garlic, and a minced jalapeno. If you want it to be spicier, throw another jalapeno in. Cook until everything begins to soften (about three minutes), then add the salt, cumin, and coriander and cook an additional two minutes. This is where you’ll see whether or not the pan is too hot. Add the flour. If it immediately glops up, STOP. Then turn your heat down, throw whatever is in the pan away and start again. Well, at least that’s what I did. Otherwise, stir the flour constantly until it’s moist, then gradually whisk in the milk and stir until smooth. Bring it to a simmer and allow it to thicken. Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese and four ounces of the shredded cheese and whisk until melted. A note here: you’ll notice that it says “divided” after the ColbyJack cheese. I, up until about a month ago, had no idea what that meant. Am I going to have to sit here and separate the white pieces

from the orange? No, I promise you – no. You can only imagine my confusion when I hit instructions where milk was divided. When you see “divided” after an ingredient, it simply means that particular ingredient isn’t going to be dumped into the recipe at one time; it’ll be used in more than one place over the course of making the dish, which is the case here. Save some cheese for the end! Stir in the tomatoes, then pour the sauce over the pasta and chicken and mix together. Top with shredded cheese (Aren’t you glad you saved some?), then pop in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Let it stand a few minutes before serving to let everything settle, and enjoy! - Sara may be no Julia Child, but she does one hell of an impression. Send feedback or recipes to spokorny@civitasmedia.com

QUESO CHICKEN PASTA Serves 4 to 6 (evilshenanigans.com) Ingredients: • 8 ounces penne pasta • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil • 1 cup diced onion • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1 jalapeno, minced • 1/2 teaspoon cumin • 1/4 teaspoon coriander • 1 tablespoon flour • 1 1/3 cup milk • 1 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons cream cheese • 6 ounces Colby-jack cheese, divided • 1/2 cup drained diced tomatoes, drained • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken

How-to: • Heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a medium casserole dish with non-stick spray. • Cook the pasta according to the package directions, but reduce the cooking time by two minutes. Cook and shred the chicken. Pour both in casserole dish and set aside. • Heat the oil. Once it begins to simmer add the onion, garlic and peppers. Cook until they begin to soften, about three minutes. Add the cumin, coriander and salt and cook for an additional two minutes. • Add the flour and cook for three minutes, stirring constantly, until all the flour is moist. Gradually whisk in the milk and stir until smooth. Bring the mixture to a simmer and allow to thicken. • Turn off the heat and add the cream cheese and four ounces of the shredded cheese and whisk until melted. Stir in tomatoes. • Pour sauce over pasta and chicken mixture, mix together, then top with the remaining shredded cheese. • Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until the pasta is bubbly and the cheese has melted. Let stand five minutes before serving.

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YES, NO, AND WHERE TO GO

Erin Rovin | Weekender Correspondent

Target hits bullseye with Gurung Nepalese designer Prabal Gurung has unveiled an 80-plus piece collection for Target stores and target.com available Feb. 10 through March 23 (or as long as supplies last). Mr. Gurung encompasses modern luxury with inarguable style and always keeps the pieces fun with brightly colored floral motifs, which Gurung believes symbolizes a woman’s first date. The edgy and flirty kaleidoscope-ish prints are available in fitted blazers, shoes, and accessories. Gurung’s designs have been worn by serious leading ladies like First Lady Michelle Obama and The Duchess of Cambridge. And you too can have your very own designer piece for a fraction of the price. Gurung’s collaboration with Target will bring most pieces in under $50. With handbags, clutches, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, dresses, tops, and bottoms available, there is no excuse to not walk away with at least one designer piece for your new 2013 wardrobe. Gurung tells press that his collection was inspired by “a girl’s journey through the different stages of love.” “I like my collections to have femininity, with just a little bit of bite,” Gurung told the Cut in an exclusive video. Some pieces stand out as sweet but edgy first date dresses or girls night ensembles. There really is something for everyone. To view the look book, watch the video, or take the style quiz, visit target.com. Get matched with the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit whether you are flying solo, hanging with friends, or going on a romantic date with

Whatever you do… Don’t miss this! Hit up your nearest Target in Wilkes-Barre or Dickson City. Prefer to shop from home? No prob! Again, the collection is available at target.com. Just an FYI, other famous previous Target collaborations that you may have missed include Rodarte, Alexander McQueen, Missoni, Jason Wu, Ann Sui, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thakoon, Erikson Beamon, and Marc Jacobs, to name a few. And fingers crossed for many more to come!

someone special. Hell, even if you are sitting at home stuffing your face with chocolate and watching “Hope Floats,” you can still look good! (There is a glimpse of my V-Day for you). Personally I can’t wait to get my hands and feet on the lace-up pumps in the Nolita print. And the superhot, yet incredibly classy, sleeveless dress in Dresden blue/Atlantis black complete with PG black sunglasses! Which pieces are you most excited about? - Erin Rovin has been working in the entertainment industry for 10 years and writes for various national gossip publications.You can reach Erin aterinrovin@gmail.com.

RIDE OF THE WEEK

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A 20-SOMETHING’S WILD ADVENTURES

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The horrors of sleep-away camp I always thought I would make a great boss. When I waited tables in college and found myself in trouble for minor misconducts like being late, texting, or altering the tip on a credit card receipt, I would always vow to one day be a more flexible employer. My pledge of being a better boss than the one I had at Red Lobster was put to the test when I became the head of a media program at a sleep-away camp last summer. To help me, I was provided a staff of eight, including my first intern. After five days of training my staff, I decided to reward them with a trip to the movies before the campers arrived. Everyone piled up in my SUV, laughing about things that happened over the last few days. After driving for a while, we realized we were headed in the opposite direction. “Don’t worry,” I announced. “I’ll get us there on time!” To make sure we didn’t miss the movie, I started driving 70 mph on a 65 mph road. “My life is in your hands right now!” screamed Sally. “I would appreciate it if you took that responsibility more seriously and slowed down!” I assumed she was joking since she was acting as overly dramatic as a victim in a high school health class video. I was soon

aware that she was actually serious. “I have to call my sister,” I realized out loud. “It’s her birthday. Almost forgot.” “Justin, please!” Sally screamed. “I’m begging you. Please do not use the phone. It is against the law.” “It’s not against the law,” I replied, wishing I was deaf. “Yes it is!” she insisted. “Not to mention dangerous. I wish you would respect me and my life.” When we got to the movies, Sally told us she was grabbing a snack and would meet us in the theater. A half-hour later, she sent me a text so long that it was sent in five parts. Sally basically told me that she didn’t feel comfortable risking her life with me on the way home, so she called the emergency number at camp and the owner’s son was picking her up outside the theater. It was less than a week into the job, and I already had the summer camp version of 911 called on me. That’s when I learned maybe pen pal Monica Lewinsky was right – it’s never a good idea to mix business with pleasure. -Keep up with Justin’s adventures on Twitter, @sorrymomanddad, and facebook.com/ sorrymomanddad.

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WATCHERS WATCHING PORN Perspective: A leading "adult" search engine reported in December that, over the last seven years, just two of the most popular Internet pornography websites it analyzes have been viewed 93 billion separate times, which averages to about 13 views for every person on Earth. Given the average viewing time of 11 minutes per visit, the search engine (PornWatchers.com) calculated that men (and a few women, of course) have spent about 1.2 million years watching pornography on just those two sites. Noted the search engine in its press release, "Say goodbye" to calling online porn a "niche." "It’s in every living room on this planet." UPDATES -- Almost-extinct vultures may be making a comeback within the Parsi community of Mumbai, India, after a pain reliever (diclofenac) nearly wiped it out. Parsis’ Zoroastrian religion requires "natural" body disposals (no cremation or burial) of humans and cattle, and bodies have always been ritually laid out for the hungry birds, but the community has also come to rely on diclopfenac in hospitals and for cattle. When News of the Weird last mentioned the problems (in 2001), vultures were dying out from kidney damage caused by the drug, and bodies were piling up. (Parsis were exploring using solar panels to burn the corpses.) However, according to a November New York Times dispatch, clerics are reporting modest success in weaning Parsis off of diclofenac, and the vultures appear more plentiful. -- "Washington State, Known for ...": When a man died of a perforated colon in 2005 in Enumclaw, Wash., while having sex with a horse (at what news reports suggested was a "bestiality farm"), the legislature passed the state’s first anti-bestiality law, which was used in 2010 in another "farm" case, in Bellingham, 110 miles from Enumclaw. A British man had sex with several dogs on the property of Douglas Spink, who

had allegedly arranged the trysts, and the man was convicted and deported, but Spink was not charged (though instead was re-imprisoned for an earlier crime). In November 2012, with Spink nearing release, prosecutors filed bestiality charges using evidence from 2010, involving "four stallions, seven large-breed male dogs" and "13 mice, each coated with a lubricant." According to the Bellingham Herald, Spink (acting as his own lawyer) denounced state officials and "the bigotry behind the (law)." RECURRING THEMES -- Least Competent Criminals: Peter Welsh, 32, and Dwayne Doolan, 31, weren’t the first burglars to try breaking into a building by smashing through the adjoining basement wall, but they might be the clumsiest. Their target, on New Year’s Eve, was Wrights Jewellers in Beaudesert, Australia, but trying to smash the front window failed, as did smashing the rear doors, which were actually those of another store. They finally settled on the basement option, but absentmindedly broke through the opposite-side wall and wound up in a KFC restaurant. (Undaunted, according to police, they robbed the KFC of about $2,600.) -- Once again, a public library has been sued for gently asking a patron to leave because his body odor was provoking complaints. George Stillman, 80, filed a $5.5 million lawsuit in October against the New York Public Library for feeling "humiliat(ed)" by the staff of the St. Agnes branch in Manhattan. Stillman said he views body odor (his and others’) as mere "challenge(s) to the senses" and "a fact of life in the city." Actually, he had also denied that he had any body odor at all, but a New York Post reporter, interviewing him about the lawsuit, said she noted "a strong odor." -- Drunk drivers often try to avoid hit-and-run charges by claiming that they did not realize they hit anything, but their odds drop if there is a dead pedestrian lodged in the windshield, as with Sherri Wilkins, 51, who was arrested in Torrance, Calif., in

November, 2.3 miles from the crash scene, after other drivers finally persuaded her to stop. (Wilkins, it turned out, is a "rehabilitated" drug user who worked as a counselor at a Torrance drug treatment center and who claimed to have been sober for 11 years.) -- Women’s love-hate affairs with their shoes is the stuff of legends, but a Memphis, Tenn., podiatrist told Fox News in November of a recent increase in women deciding on what might be called the nuclear option -"stiletto surgery" -- for horribly uncomfortable, yet irresistible, shoes. Either the shoe must go or the foot, and more are choosing the latter (or at least the pinky), to be removed or reduced by surgery. The Memphis doctor said he sees as many as 30 patients a month interested in the procedure. -- Once again, a familiar, vexing legal question was tackled in New York City in December when Dr. Diana Williamson was sentenced to three years in prison after a conviction for defrauding Medicaid of $300,000 by writing bogus prescriptions. She had vigorously asserted "her" innocence, in that, she said, only one of her multiple personalities (uncontrollable by the others) had committed the crime. (The most memorable News of the Weird "dissociative identity disorder" case happened in 2002, when a Montana judge favored a woman by ruling that her spontaneous murder confession as one identity was inadmissible because one of her other identities had already "lawyered up" after a "Miranda" warning.) -- Eileen Likness, 61, testified in November that she (like two other women reported in News of the Weird) believes that when she was shot point-blank by an exboyfriend in 2006 in Calgary, Alberta, her life was saved only because the 9mm bullet was slowed as it traveled through her breast implants. "(They) took the brunt of the force," she said at the trial of ex-boyfriend Frank Chora, who was eventually acquitted.

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boot, we get a new origin story for When it comes to over-the-top Dante and learn how about his action games, few have reached powers. Dante’s father was a the level of quality of the “Devil demon lord and his mother was an May Cry” series. First released in angel, so, being a hybrid, Dante 2001, “DMC” has stolen the and Virgil get to use the abilities hearts of action fans with slick of both sides of heaven and hell. controls, frantic fast-paced fightAll the new powers really do ing, and a great story. In 2010, help the combat. Not only can you they announced a reboot of this use your old standard weapons, classic series, and based solely on such as your sword and twin pisscreenshots, critics have been up tols, but you can also use a new in arms. I have to tell you, though demon ax and angel scythe. These – if you liked the old games, you new weapons create several new should give this one a chance. moves and combo variations. The story of the older “DMC” Some people may complain series is about a young demon about how different this game is hunter named Dante. He is a half demon himself, and his father was from the old one, but a lot of the same feel remain; it just feels a famous and powerful demon more modern. Dante looks a bit lord named Sparda. Being a half demon has his perks, giving Dante more like an emo teen, but it’s OK – he still fights and acts like a an array of powers that he uses to badass, and that’s take down the dewhat matters. mons in his quest Jan. 22 game releases One really cool to find out who thing about this murdered his fam- • The Cave (PC, Mac, Wii U, PS3,Xbox 360) game is the ily, primarily his • Naughty Bear: Double Trou- game world. It mother and twin ble (PS3, Xbox 360) is now set in a brother. • Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the real city, and the The new White Witch (PS3, Xbox 360) reality shifts “DMC” game is a into a limbo complete reimaginworld when the fighting breaks ing of the series. Pretty much out. When the world shifts, it everything has changed, except becomes distorted and Dante for the emphasis on crazy action sequences. In the new story, Dante needs to win the fight to return it to normal. and his brother Virgil are not at The style point system returns war with each other; they are from the older games. You still working together to stop a demon need to perform huge combos and named Mundus. In the new verstylish kills to build up your rank, sion, Mundus is not just a demon which lets you get orbs to upgrade – he is a demon disguised as a your skills. This time, the system corrupt businessman. is easier to understand, so it is During the course of this re-

DMC: Devil May Cry Platform: PS3 and Xbox 360 (coming soon to PC) Genre: Action Developer: Ninja Theory Publisher: Capcom easier to achieve a good rank. Another good thing about the combat is that each enemy has a “tell” that lets you know when they will strike, allowing you to better plan your attacks and keep your combo strings going. This helps you to not feel as cheated by being killed by enemies as you did in the past; the difficulty is still there, but it doesn’t feel as cheap. The only part of combat that makes you want to scream is the targeting; it is sometimes hard to lock on to a specific bad guy. Even though it’s frustrating, it’s not game-breaking. The treatment the series has received from the new developer, Ninja Theory (creator of Heavenly Sword), is nothing short of amazing. The levels look great, the combat is the best it has been in the series, and the story is fantastic. If you are an old fan of the series, or just like action games, you need to pick up the new “DMC.”

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City businesses turned up their industrial power on Wednesday, Jan. 16 with the re-launch of Wilkes-Barre POWER! at the River Grille (670 North River St., Plains). Over 100 business owners and professionals attended the first networking mixer of the newly reorganized Wilkes-Barre POWER!, a membership association “providing opportunities for networking, community and civic improvement,” and “professional and leadership development and advancement,” according to its website. The acronym stands for “Professionals Organized and Working to Enrich the Region.” “We have a group of individuals that volunteer their time after hours, weekends. They are committed, dedicated, passionate about bringing POWER! to the next level,” President Ed Troy, who is also the owner of the Ed Troy Insurance Agency, commented as he introduced the new board members to the crowd. Among them was Vice President Mike Toma, who serves as the chief marketing officer at Kuhcoon, a local social media management service. Responding to past criticism, he said the group, which is affiliated with Scranton and Hazleton POWER! chapters, is looking to become more than just a social gathering. “We’re looking to change that a little bit. We have the next, I would say, five to six months planned out, and what we want to do, our collective vision for what we’re doing here, is more than a mixer. It’s

more than a social hour. What we want to do is really provide value our members and our community,” Toma explained. “You’re in a spot with the movers and the shakers of Wilkes-Barre, so it’s a great place to share ideas and exchange business cards, talk about the different economic developments, political issues – anything that’s affecting W-B to this day. We really look forward to that and also providing value to our community, trying to stimulate growth.” Guest speaker Jill Price, an education coordinator at Wilkes University, brought the crowd together through team building exercises, including funny ways to encourage introductions and beanbag tossing. Troy said the next meeting of Wilkes-Barre POWER! will be Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Uptown II (215 N. River St., WilkesBarre), and the guest speaker will be Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis. For more information, visit facebook.com/gwbyp and nepapower.com.

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2&4 Hand Drumming Circle Freestyle drum circle, every second/fourth Sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit). All ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure. Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. • Mon., Wed.: Nia Technique, 5:30 p.m. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • Private Yoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/ session

Candy’s Place (190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 570.714.8800) $35 a month for all classes, $7 per class. First class is free for everyone. • One on One Personal Training and Yoga for breast cancer survivors: Requirements include a breast cancer diagnosis, a doctor’s note for participation, and all forms to be filled out prior to participation. Free. • Gentle Yoga: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Introduction to the benefits of learning to relax and energize with yoga specially designed for people with or without cancer. • Meditation and Deep Breathing: Wednesdays, 5:306:30 p.m. • Strength and Balance: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. Several forms of exercise, such as yoga, Pilates, and weights to help increase strength and improve balance • Standing Strong: Mondays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.; Wednesdays10:15-11:30 a.m.; Thursdays,10:15-11:30 a.m.; Fri-

days,10:15-11:30 a.m. Incorporates cardio exercise with a dance flavor and includes an infusion of weights.

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. Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com) • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/ reservation. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (434 Center St., Jim Thorpe, 570.483.8640, jtartsinmotion.com) • Friday Night Drop-in Class for Chair Yoga, Guided Meditation, Spirit Connections: $8/class, $15/all three. Elemental Alchemist AnneMarie Balog, Level II Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga instructor. Private/group meditation sessions, reiki treatments, classes, yoga, tarot readings/parties, divination consultations. Contact 881.2399, shantispirit23@live.com. Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, leveragetrainingstudio.com) Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Fri. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • Fusion Flexibility: Sun. 9-10 a.m. • Wake-Up Workout: Mon., Wed., Fri. 7-7:45 a.m. • Executive Workout: Mon., Wed. 12:15-12:45 p.m. • Sexy to the Core: Wed. 5:30 p.m. • Primal Scream: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m. • Inferno: Sat. 10 a.m. All classes free to members, $10 non-members. Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitness-

center.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. Prana Yoga Studio (960 Prescott Ave., Dunmore, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Monday: 4:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Terri (50 mins.); 5:30 p.m., 6-week beginner series with Kelly (Pre-register required, runs every 8 weeks); 7:15 p.m., Dynamic Flow with Geoff Dixon • Tuesday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 5:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Kelly; 7:15 p.m., Moderate/Restorative with Heather • Wednesday: 5:30 p.m., Moderate Flow with Kelly; 7:15 p.m.. Basic Flow with Erin • Thursday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 5:30 p.m., Basic Flow with Mikey; 7:15 p.m., Strong Flow with Kelly. Live music class every second Thursday of month. • Friday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Meg; 4:30 p.m.; Basic Flow with Terri; 5:30 p.m. Strong Flow with Meg • Saturday: 9 a.m., yoga for special needs children and their friends; 10 a.m., Basic Flow with Terri; Noon, Strong Flow with Kelly • Sunday: Noon, Moderate Flow with Nicole; 6 p.m., Candlelit Basic Flow with Kelly. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242, SymmetryStudioNEPA.com) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels

11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. • Intermediate Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class: Mon., 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 10-14. 10/class. • Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class: Mon., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Modern/Lyrical Technique Class: Thurs., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Cardio Kick and Interval Training: Mon., 5:30 p.m., Tues., 4 p.m. • Dancers Wanted: Female/ male dancers, ages 10-adult for Symmetry Dance Company’s Junior, Senior Companies. Call or e-mail info@symmetrystudionepa.com. Info: symmetrystudionepa.com/dance-company Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:30-8:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com. • Oneness meditation with Ernie Pappa: Feb. 11, 25. White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginnersadvanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m. $16/8 week session for YMCA members, $20/non-members. Designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. Pre-registration required. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.;

Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m. YMCA of Greater Pittston (10 N Main St, Pittston, 570.655.2255 ext. 104, mlabagh@greaterpittstonymca.org) • Zumba Toning: Mon., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Tues., 10:30 a.m. • Kids’ Creative Movement: Tues., 3:45-4:15 p.m. • Zumba: Wed., 5 p.m. • Zumba Gold: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. • Early Tikes Gymnastics: Wed., 9-9:30 a.m. $30. • Just 3’s: Wed., 9:45-10:15 a.m. $30. • Twinkie Fitness: Thurs., 5:15-6 p.m., $30. Age 4. • Beginner Gymnastics: Young beginner (ages 5-7), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; beginner (ages 7+), Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.; intermediate (ages 10+), Sat., 11 a.m.-noon. $40/member, $30/family member, $55/non-members. • Basketball: Beginner (kindergarten, grades1-2), Tues., 5:30- 6:15 p.m. • Basketball Basics: (grades 3-5) Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50/ members, $40/family member, $65/non-members. • Basketball and Softball: Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; pre-minors baseball (ages 7-10), Sat., 10-11 a.m.; preminors softball (ages 7-10), Sat., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $50/members, $40/family members, $65/non-members. 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.

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Weekender Correspondent AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You’re such a slut. Your actual sexual activity is irrelevant here; I’m referring to your social butterflyism, which has multiplied to truly shocking proportions. I’m surprised you can spare a minute between phone calls, appointments, lunch meetings, texts, and e-mails to even read this horoscope. Don’t worry, I’m not going to chastise you; you’re certainly entitled to work your magic on as many people as you can. But don’t forget the joys of developing one or two relationships to a greater depth, something that’s not always possible. Since it is this week, take the time to do it – who knows when your next chance will be? PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s not that you’re ill-intentioned, but you’ve occasionally let semi-important relationships slip into semi-obscurity in the past. I’m sure in the back of your head you assumed that a sincere apology and a little effort on your part would repair these damaged friendships when and if you desired them in your daily life again. That’s mostly true, but occasionally there are those grudge-holders who won’t let it be that easy, like the buddy you’re about to let slip through your fingers. Don’t. It’s easier to make a little effort now than to move the mountains that will rise up between you if you let it wait. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your karma’s flashing a yellow warning; you’re in danger of slipping into the kismet red zone. Your adherence to concrete reality has gotten you in trouble. Whereas you’d never stand idly by while your buddy was actually choking on a peach stone, you have let him stifle trying to wrap his head around a big, heavy issue. While he’s struggling to get air, things are piling up on his plate. I’m tempted to rush in and give him a spiritual Heimlich myself, but I don’t want you to miss this chance to repair the damage done by your inaction. Just remember; while most places (luckily) don’t actually have Good Samaritan laws (that require you to help people) on the books, the universe does.

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you take them off, hopefully you’ll be just open enough to receive the sweetness that’s coming to you this week. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Area 51, a remote military base, first received widespread attention back in 1947 when newspapers reported (then quickly retracted) the capture of a flying saucer (near Roswell, N.M.), and again when a former employee, Bob Lazar, described entering an alien vessel. The area around Area 51 has spawned a legion of legends and pop culture. Like the selfaggrandizing legends you’re being fed by someone longing to be close to you, this one has a conventional explanation (that the area is used to develop and test new military aircraft technology). But since the truth is elusive and unknowable anyway, why not believe in the wilder version? It’s more fun. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Life mercilessly dishes out moments when you feel trapped in an airless room, with a sign persistently and aggravatingly blinking “EXIT” over a door-less brick wall. It’s a horrible feeling, and the taunting of the non-exit “EXIT” sign only makes it worse. Unfortunately, there’s no secret, heretofore undiscovered way out this week. But there’s good news to accompany the bad: Just because there’s no magical escape route now doesn’t mean there won’t be sometime soon – probably sooner than you think. Hang tight, breathe deeply, and just use this chance to exercise your most hermitlike tendencies. You wanted some alone time? Here it is. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This week, the last lesson in my ongo-

ing series, “How to Survive and Thrive as a Leo in a Crazy World; Embracing Contradiction.” You may not have been aware I was grooming you for any kind of degree, but you’re so close to graduating that there’s no point in getting annoyed by my surreptitious educating now. Without further ado, the lesson, summed up in one pithy sentence: “Live every day as if it’s your last, and as if you have all the time in the world.” As soon as you deliver your thesis – proof that you’ve at last mastered this most difficult near-paradox – I’ll happily hand over your new title, one you should wear proudly: Evolved Leo. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Getting chomped by a baby rattlesnake is more dangerous than a bite from an adult rattler. That’s because young serpents can’t regulate the amount of venom they release per bite; instead of the measured dose that a fully-grown snake would deliver. They just squirt it all out. Why am I giving you a mini ophiology lesson? Because, like a baby rattler, you’ve recently been armed with a tool that could be much more powerful than you actually need to address your current situation. Please don’t blow your wad all at once; doing so would have drastic, unintended consequences. First, you could wreak damage you never intended, and second, you’ll regret it when you need some of that magic juice later. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The impending, troubling events you’ve been dreading are like a handful of eighteen-wheelers, all speeding recklessly towards the five-way intersection where you are. Stop praying for an airlift rescue to escape the collision; that won’t happen.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) This week, you’re able to perform a metaphoric meteorological feat that will make you the envy of many more rainedon signs. You’re magically immune to snow, hail, rain, or sleet right now. Pretty cool. Also, in addition to not having to endure any of the actual foul weather, you’ve temporarily gained the ability to yank and use silver linings. One warning along with this fantastic blessing: Lest your ridiculous luck attract the attention of angry, resentful weathermen and rainedout farmers (which it almost certainly will, otherwise), you’d better share the wealth you reap, and fast. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) You make a big show of despising rules, but we both know that there are times when you desperately crave authority, limitations, and strictures. It’s terrifying to be so powerful and multi-faceted. You’d be grateful for the occasional, temporary imposition of outside control, and the safety, structure, and predictability it provides. Sometimes all dormant creativity needs to be awakened is a bunch of lines to color outside of. Thinking outside the box is hard when there’s no box, so be grateful when it appears. Accept the indignity of short-term restriction this week, and you’ll reap benefits even I can’t fully predict or imagine. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) I’m sorry, I overlooked you this week. I let this slip until the very last minute. That’s what you get for being a wallflower. There are times to be a squeaky wheel and times to sit back and let things happen, and I thought you’d become an expert on determining which was which. Here’s a review. When you see a golden opportunity, get up and grab it. When someone’s looking for a scapegoat to blame, sit down and look busy. If someone already grabbed the opportunity you were too wimpy to snatch when you had a chance, smile politely and offer congratulations. And when someone’s blaming you for something that’s not really your fault (like forgetting to write your horoscope), throw it back in his face. -To contact Caeriel, send mail to sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20) I’m relishing winter, contrary to my pessimistic predictions. Never mind the lovely spiritual metaphors the four seasons embody so perfectly; I’m digging the ritual of assuming and removing the cavalcade of layers that makes the freezing cold bearable. Something about taking off so many outer coverings has a soul-awakening side-effect – I think a few emotional barriers get carried along with, like a t-shirt static-magnetized to the inside of a sweater. May I recommend the same miniritual for you: regardless of the actual temperature, put on and wear for a while as many layers as you can stand. When

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Keep cool. Don’t start eyeing the sidewalk or manhole covers as possible ways out. You’re ready for this. Just put on your white traffic-directing gloves, hold your ground, wield all the authority you can muster, and you should be able to guide them all safely past this potentially devastating conjunction with no consequence more unpleasant than a breath of diesel exhaust.

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Accounting/ Finance

CREDIT ANALYST First Keystone Community Bank has an opening for a fulltime entry level Credit Analyst. Successful candidate will be responsible for providing analytical services relating to the lending activities of the Bank. i.e., analyzing financial statements and other relevant data. Training and education on current lending and loan review regulations will be provided. Applicants must possess or will soon graduate with a B.S. or B.A. degree in accounting, finance, economics or business administration. We offer a competitive compensation rate and an excellent benefit package. Please send resume and cover letter or apply in person. Employment applications available at any of our banking offices or contact: First Keystone Community Bank Human Resource Department 111 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603 EO/AA Employer

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Mt. Zion Material Handling

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Job Snapshot •Location: NEPA •Employee Type: Full Time •Industry: Material Handling and Loading Docks & Doors. Background and Experience •2-3 years of sales experience •Computer experience required •Bachelors degree or equivalent business experience strongly preferred. •Credit and background check will be performed on all applicants. •Company car, cell phone & laptop For more information send all interests and resumes to: tonym@mtzionmh.com or call Tony at 570-388-4001

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BOSCOV’S TRAVEL WILKES-BARRE LEISURE TRAVEL CONSULTANT We are searching

for a Leisure Travel Consultant with a minimum of 3 year’s experience. Applicant will work in a fast-paced office and must have good people skills, excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, and Sabre experience a plus. We are a career company & offer an excellent compensation package. EOE Forward resume to: traveljobs@boscovs.com

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SMALL BUSINESS UNDERWRITER Lackaw Lackaw anna Insurance Insurance Group

seeks an ambitious, self-motivated individual to join our Small Business Underwriting Unit. -Responsibilities include underwriting new and renewal business and providing a wide range of customer services to assigned agents and policyholders. -Interested candidates should have a college degree and/or prior insurance experience. Strong analytical and communication skills are a must with proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite. Company offers a competitive salary, a profit based incentive plan and comprehensive benefit package Send resume to: Lackawanna Insurance Group Human Resources Administrator Suite 600 46 Public Square Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 Email: hr@ligins.com EOE


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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

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 and verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license and the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation and much more. Apply by e-mail mike.phelan@action liftinc.com or call 570-655-2100 x115.

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Lakeside Health and Rehabilitation has openings for CNAs, LPNs, RNs on all shifts with creative scheduling options. 245 Old Lake Rd Dallas, PA 18612 (570) 639-1885 E.O.E.

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Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! Here is your chance to get paid for driving your own car. We seek people -regular citizens to go about their normal routine, who would be involved in our automotive advertising program. If interested, email: tyler smith006@live.com

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Marketing/ Product

MARKETING COORDINATOR Local flooring

company is seeking a Marketing Coordinator to coordinate local and national tradeshows and aid in marketing functions. The position requires excellent oral and written communication and administrative skills. Solid computer experience, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook. Internet savvy. Two or four year college preferred, or equivalent experience considered. Competitive starting salary with excellent benefits. Fax or email resume to: HR Department Box 667 Hazleton, PA 18201 Fax: 570-450-0231 dreimold@ forbo.com

VARIOUS QUARRY LOCATIONS WELDING& MAINTENANCE SKILLS NEEDED Experience working at a busy quarry required. EQUIPMENT OPERATOR Experience a plus Competitive wages, health prescription, dental and life insurance. Paid vacation, 401k. pre-employment drug testing required. Call: 610-222-3605 or email: hr@kkgroup.com EOE.

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Production/ Operations

Find your next great job at Select Staffing! Now hiring in the Pittston Area Industrial Park: General Labor/ Order Packers 1st & 2nd shift; 4 days per week plus OT. APPLY ONLINE AT

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PAINT & FLOORING full time including Saturdays. Experience a plus. Apply Color World 701 South Twp Blvd. Pittston

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Warehouse

WAREHOUSE WORKER TEAM Employer Solutions is currently seeking experienced •Pickers •Receivers •Wrappers •Loaders •Replenishers Responsibilities include loading and unloading trucks, order picking, wrapping products, packing, labeling shipping and receiving. Must have a solid work history, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and a drug free lifestyle. Previous warehouse experience with Fork trucks, deep-reaches and man ups a must. To apply call TEAM to make an appointment 714-5955

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Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (25) 1928-1980, GAR, (22) 1928-2006, MEYERS, (22) 19571981, WYOMING VALLEY WEST, (11) 1970-1992. NANTICOKE, (2) 19711979, PITTSTON, (11) 1967-1981HANOVER (6) 1951-1981 MINT. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

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DRYER & DISHWASHER

LIKE NEW

Kenmore 90 Series electric dryer, white. auto moisture sensing - 4 fabric settings. Kenmore Ultrawash dishwasher, beige. ultrawash sensor and quiet guard system. $100. each. 570-266 2300 DRYER: Like new, kenmore 90 series electric dryer. white. auto moisture sensing-4 fabric settings $250. Kenmore Ultrawash DISHWASHER. beige. ultrawash sensor & quiet guard system. $300. Willing to negotiate if u buy both! 570-266-2300

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046

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

Brand new, factorysealed C2S9 85SET stainless steel 30” Dual-Fuel Range, $2,300, and CV936 MSS Vent Hood, $800. 25% discount from our purchase price. Full manufacturer’s warranty. Free delivery from authorized dealer’s warehouse. 570 954-6926.

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Computer Equipment & Software

CABLE. Motorola Surfboard for windows XP. $20. After 6 570-825-8438

BUYING ALL US & FOREIGN COINS CURRENCY POSTCARDS STAMPS GOLD & SILVER

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

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Stereos/ Accessories

STEREO, with tape player & record player, audio console $40. LP 78 albums western 12 for $22. 822-9617

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

NANTICOKE

EXETER

Dogs

GOLDEN RETRIEVER PUPPIES 18 years established breeder. Health records. $350. 570-765-1914

POODLE PUPPIES

Curly little cuties. All black. 8 weeks old, available now! $350 each. 570-868-8138

YORKIE PUPS

AKC. 14 weeks. Teacup female, $1,050. Tiny male, $800. Very adorable. Pics available. Vet checked. 570-436-5083

362 Susquehanna Avenue Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths & kitchen, granite countertops. All cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances & lighting. New oil furnace, washer/dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) NOT IN FLOOD 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-899-8877 570-654-1490

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

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DALLAS 3 bedroom, 2 bath, modern country kitchen with Corian counters, family room with fireplace, wet bar & walkout to patio, multi-level decks. All appliances included. $217,000. 570-675-0446 evenings.

1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bi-level. This home features 2 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, recreation room with propane stove. Walk out to a 3 season porch. Professionally landscaped yard. 1 car garage, storage shed, new appliances, ceiling fans. Close to LCCC. $153,900. Call 570-735-7594 or 570-477-2410

KINGSTON

Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom home in mint meticulous condition, with 2 full baths, and a 2 car garage, hardwood floors, tile floors, exterior composite wood deck, fully finished lower level family room, large closets, upgraded kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, gas heat, excellent neighborhood. $174,900 Bob Stackhouse 654-1490

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FORTY FORT SINGLE HOME

3 bedroom. Corner lot. Carport & 1 1/2 car garage detached. Gas heat, vinyl siding, 1 1/2 baths. Enclosed side porch. $99,000 570-779-5438 Leave Message.

KINGSTON First floor, 1 bedroom apartment, with1 off street parking space. Great neighborhood! Modern appliances included Heat, hot & cold water, sewage & private laundry equipment on premises included in rent. 1 year lease + security deposit required. 570-793-6025

KINGTSON

938 EXETER

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Apartments/ Unfurnished

1st Ave. 1 bedroom, single occupancy, off-street parking, no pets, references. $450 + utilities. Call 570-655-9229

800 PETS & ANIMALS 815

941

Apartments/ Furnished

3 bedrooms 1.5 bath. 2 car garage. Garbage disposal and dishwasher. Off street parking. Small yard. $900 per month plus utilities. Garbage and sewer included. 570-574-7904

GLEN LYON

2 bedroom, wall to wall, gas fireplace, electric heat includes stove & refrigerator. $475 + security Pets extra. includes Water sewer & garbage. 570-736-6068

JENKINS TWP Main Street. 2 bed-

room, $625/ per month. No pets, Includes all appliances, air conditioning, wall to wall. 2 carport in rear, MUST SEE! Call 570-825-0666 or 570-954-0135

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

LUZERNE

BENNETT APTS

*FIVE STAR*

ManageD soley America Realty. Stunningly remodeled with maple kitchen, all appliances, glass enclosed porch, private entrance with carport, gas fireplace, more. 2 YEAR SAME RENT $750. + utilities. NO PETS /NO SMOKING /EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION

570-288-1422

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

3029 South Main St

1st floor, 3 bedrooms, new wall to wall carpeting and paint, central air, eat in kitchen with appliances. Off street parking. Washer /dryer hookup. Heat & cooking gas included. Tenant pays electric & water. $640 + security. No Pets. Call 570-814-1356

HANOVER/GREEN

3 room, 2nd floor, small back porch, enclosed front porch. Stove & fridge included. Heat, water, garbage and sewer included. Washer & dryer hookup. Attic for storage. Non smoking, no pets. $550 + 1 month security. Call (570) 824-2602 Leave Message

NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom non smoking. Water & sewer included. No pets. 1 year lease + references. $380/month + security & utilities. Call 570-735-3719

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OLD FORGE

4 rooms, 2nd floor, heat and sewer furnished. Washer/ dryer hookup. Off street parking. $695 570-817-8981

PITTSTON

152 Elizabeth Street Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

PITTSTON

2 bedroom, 2nd floor, bath, kitchen, living room. Heat & water included. $575/month. 1st month & security. No pets. 570-656-2645

PITTSTON

Newly renovated 1 bedroom, 2 story apartment. New appliances, washer & dryer included, large fenced yard. No pets. $525/month. Call 570-407-0874

PLAINS

15 E. Carey St Clean 2nd floor, modern 2 bedroom apartment. Stove, fridge, heat & hot water included. No pets. Off street parking. $650 + security, 1 yr. lease Call 570-822-6362 570-822-1862 Leave Message

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WILKES-BARRE

Mayflower Crossing Apartments 570.822.3968 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedrooms - Light & bright open floor plans - All major appliances included - Pets welcome* - Close to everything - 24 hour emergency maintenance - Short term leases available

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

PLAINS

3rd floor - 3 nice, warm & cozy rooms. Bath with shower. Gas heat, water, sewer & hot water - all included. Lease. $465 monthly. 570-650-3803

PLYMOUTH

535 W. Shawnee Ave. 3rd floor, 2 bedroom, bathroom, wall to wall. $450 & security + electric. No pets. 570-270-3139

WEST PITTSTON

Modern 2 bedroom with Cathedral ceiling, 2nd floor. Refrigerator & stove, 3 car garage & deck. $700/ month + utilities, security, lease & references. No pets. 570-883-9886

WEST WYOMING Eighth Street

Beautiful, 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, 1 bath. All appliances, includes washer/ dryer & air conditioning. Non smoker, security & references, off street parking, no pets. $575 + utilities. 570-954-2972

Apartments/ Unfurnished

944

Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE

NEAR ASHLEY 1st floor, 2 bedrooms, living & dining rooms & kitchen. Refrigerator & gas stove, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets. $475/ month + utilities, security & references. Call 570-655-4298

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH 2 bedroom apart-

ment, no pets, washer/dryer, $600/ month. Water included. Serious inquiries only. 570-242-3327

WYOMING

2nd floor, spacious 2 bedroom apartment. refrigerator, stove & dishwasher included, washer/ dryer hook-up, enclosed back porch, water & sewer provided by owner, utilities by tenant. Gas heat, no smoking or pets $695/ month + security deposit & 1st month rent. 570 693-5858

944

Commercial Properties

315 PLAZA 1,750 SQ. FT. & 2,400 SQ.FT OFFICE/RETAIL 2,000 FT. Fully Furnished With Cubicles. 570-829-1206

Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 950

Half Doubles

NEWPORT TWP.

3 bedroom, half duplex, large living room & laundry. Excellent condition, cleaned and well maintained, central air & heat, parking, quiet street. Security & lease required. $650/ month. Sewer & trash collection included. (570) 606-5350

WILKESBARRE

AMERICA REALTY *DELUXE* General Hospital

area. Brand new remodeled on FIRST FLOOR. $625 + utilities, maple kitchen, appliances, marble aesthetic fireplace, 1 bedroom. 2 YEAR SAME RENT. NO PETS/NO SMOKING/EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION.

570-288-1422

To place your ad call...829-7130

WILKES-BARRE

63 ELIZABETH ST. Remodeled 1st floor apartment, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, rear porch. Gas heat, washer/dryer hookup, fridge, stove & dishwasher. Absolutely no pets. $600/month + utilities & 1 month security. Reference check. 570-472-9453

WILKES-BARRE

447 S. Franklin St. 1 bedroom with study, off street parking, laundry facility. Includes heat and hot water, hardwood floors, appliances, Trash removal. $580/mo Call (570)821-5599

941

WILKES-BARRE HISTORIC WHEELMAN 439 S. Franklin St. Fabulous 1 bedroom, hardwood floors. A/C, marble bath. Security system. Laundry, off street parking. $600 570-821-5599

ASHLEY/HANOVER TWP

779 Hazle St. 1st floor approximately 1300 sq. ft. with central air & all utilities included. Less than $1.00 per sq. ft. Can divide. Great for business offices, recently updated, painted & new bathrooms. 570-814-1356

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COMMERCIAL RETAIL PROPERTY FOR RENT: 900 Sq. Ft. STORE RETAIL SPACE Will be vacant as of January 1, 2013 200 Spring St. Wilkes-Barre Great for a Barber Shop! Call Michael at 570-239-7213

DOLPHIN PLAZA

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

PITTSTON

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, Totally renovated 8 room apartment. Includes 3 bedrooms & laundry room. Brand new wall to wall carpeting/flooring. Luxury draperies/blinds. Brand new appliances available, if needed. Partially furnished. Large back yard. Exterior & other 1/2 side still under renovation. Close to nearby park, tranquil neighborhood. Pets welcome, no smoking $750/month + utilities & security. Call 570-762-8265

PLAINS

SPACIOUS

Victorian charm, 3 bedroom, 1 bath hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, large kitchen Washer/ dryer hook-up, off street parking. No pets. Reduced $675. month + utilities, security & lease. 570-793-6294

WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS 171 Almond Lane

3 Bedrooms, wall to wall carpet & new paint. Shared yard. Front porch. Full basement. Eat-in kitchen with stove. No pets. $600 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356


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953 Houses for Rent

MOUNTAINTOP

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large kitchen, garage. Huge deck overlooks woods. Washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge, sewer, water included. Credit check, proof of income required. $1,100 + security.NO PETS, no smoking. 570-709- 1288

WEST PITTSTON

TOWNHOUSE 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, hardwood floors, living/dining combo, refrigerator & stove, washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking, no pets. Front and back porches, full basement. $650/ per month + utilities & security deposit. Call 570-655-8928

WILKES BARRE Newly Renovated Single Family Home. 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths. $695/ month + utilities. 991-1392

WILKES-BARRE 81 Loomis Street

3 bedroom, large backyard, washer/dryer hookup, pets okay. Section 8 okay. $775/ month + utilities. References. (570) 417-3299

1024

Building & Remodeling

1249 Remodeling & Repairs

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 Shedlarski Construction HOME IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST Licensed, insured & PA registered. Kitchens, baths, vinyl siding & railings, replacement windows & doors, additions, garages, all phases of home renovations. Free Estimates 570-287-4067

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

1042

Cleaning & Maintainence

DEB & PAT’S CLEANING SERVICE

Need someone to help you maintain your home or business? We are insured & bonded. 570-793-4773 or 570-235-8507

1132

HARTH & SON’S General

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1249 Remodeling & Repairs

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LACKAWANNA COUNTY CONVENIENT EXPRESS 6 PKS .................................. SIMPSON CONVENIENT FOOD MART ....................... BLVD AVE SCRANTON CONVENIENT FOOD MART ...................... N MAIN SCRANTON CONVENIENT FOOD MART ............................. DICKSON CITY CONVENIENT FOOD MART .................................... OLYPHANT CONVENIENT FOOD MART ................................. OLD FORGE CONVENIENT FOOD MART ............... PITTSON AVE SCRANTON DANTE’S DELI ......................................................... CHILDS DUNMORE DELI ............................................ DUNMORE EXIT 190 BEER DELI ............................. DICKSON CITY GERRITY’S SUPERMARKET ................... KEYSER AVE SCRANTON GERRITY’S SUPERMARKET ................. S MAIN AVE SCRANTON JESSUP PLAZA BEVERAGE ......................................... JESSUP JOE’S 6 PKS TO GO ............................................. DUNMORE KEYSER AVENUE 6 PKS TO GO ......................... OLD FORGE MADZIN’S STORE .............................. PROSPECT AVE SCANTON MAIN MARKET DELI ............................... N MAIN SCRANTON MOOSIC BEER DELI .............................................. MOOSIC MRS. D’S ................................... S WASHINGTON SCRANTON PEPPER’S PIZZA .......................... THRODORE ST SCRANTON PT EXPRESS ................................... S MAIN AVE SCRANTON SUMMIT CIGAR SHOP ................................... CLARKS SUMMIT TOBACCO GROVE ............................................. DUNMORE V & V EXPRESS DELI .................................. N MAIN SCRANTON WEGMAN’S .................................................... DICKSON CITY WEIS MARKETS ........................................... CLARKS SUMMIT HAZLETON AREA 15TH STREET BEER WAREHOUSE ............................ HAZLETON BEER GARAGE ................................................. HAZLETON BEER STOP .................................................. WEST HAZLETON BENITO’S ........................................................... HAZLETON CONVENIENT FOOD MART ...................................... HAZLETON CONVENIENT FOOD MART ..................................... FREELAND COUNTRY CORNERS .................................................. DRUMS HERE 4 BEER ......................................... HAZLETON HEIGHTS NEW GREAT WALL ............................................... HAZLETON SUDZERS ............................................................. HAZLETON WEIS MARKETS .................................................... HAZLETON

LUZERNE COUNTY ANTONIO’S PIZZA ......................................... NANTICOKE BEER STOP DELI & CIGAR .................................. NANTICOKE BULL RUN DELI ......................................... LARKSVILLE CARRIAGE STOP ........................................ WILKES-BARRE CONVENIENT FOOD MART ........................................ AVOCA CONVENIENT FOOD MART .................... N MAIN PITTSTON CONVENIENT FOOD MART .................. S MAIN PITTSTON CONVENIENT VARIETY BEVERAGE ....................... LUZERNE DAN’S DELI .............................................. WILKES-BARRE GEORGETOWN DELI ............................... WILKES-BARRE GERRITY’S SUPERMARKET ..................................... HANOVER HANOVER BEVERAGE ................................... HANOVER TWP J & H DELI ............................................................ PLAINS J & J DELI ........................................................... DALLAS JANUZZI’S PIZZA .................................... MOUNTAINTOP JANUZZI’S PIZZA ...................................... WYOMING MEMORIAL FOOD MART ............................... SHAVERTOWN MR PIZZA & QUICK STOP ........................... WILKES-BARRE PHILLY SUBS ..................................................... PLAINS PHILLY’SPHINEST ............................................ WILKES-BARRE PIZZA MILL ................................................. KINGSTON THOMAS FAMILY MARKETS ............................... KINGSTON WEGMAN’S ................................................. WILKES-BARRE WEIS MARKET .................................................. DALLAS

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