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What monster or supernatural being could you fall in love with?

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“Vigo the Carpathian. Seems like a cuddler.”

Tell @wkdr what monster or supernatural being you could fall in love with.

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With “The Walking Dead” returning this Sunday, I’m ready for more zombies. Yes, even after reading our cover story on zombie rom-com “Warm Bodies.” Even after watching the trailers for countless zombie movies on the horizon. Even after listening to everyone talk about zombies nonstop every day for the last several years. It’s just good, clean, family fun – nowadays anyway. Zombies are so mainstream now that they may not be as scary as they used to be, but they serve as a great storytelling tool, which, if you watch “Night of the Living Dead,” was probably the intent all along. You can make a movie like “Warm Bodies” and score

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$20 million in a weekend. It’s an alternative form of entertainment, but one that’s no longer thought of as just a cult phenomenon. And after compiling our list of unconventional ways to spend Valentine’s Day, maybe my love of inhuman flesh eaters doesn’t seem so strange. People can share much weirder pastimes with their potential dates this year – read how you might spend yours on page 29. But who am I to judge? Enjoy the holiday with someone who shares your interests, no matter how unusual. That’s truly what life is all about…and preparing for the apocalypse, of course.

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…do you think of every time you hear the words “face tattoo”? Mike Tyson, of course, but there’s so much more to the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world than that, and he’s about to share it all during his “Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth” tour, which comes to the F.M. Kirby Center May 1. Tickets go on sale Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Kirby Center Box Office, charged by phone at 570.826.1100, and bought online at kirbycenter.org. The show has had a successful bout on Broadway, a performance that speaks of a man and his life story. “It’s a story of redemption - winning, losing, falling down, and picking yourself back up off of life’s canvas,” Will Beekman, Kirby’s Director of Programming said. “Love him or hate him, Mike has one heck of a story to tell. And that’s what you get, the undisputed truth. No holds barred.”

Grico’s Restaurant in Exeter had a long-awaited opening this week after reconstruction from fire damage.

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Nearly a year-and-a-half since an early morning fire heavily damaged Grico’s Restaurant, the Exeter landmark is ready to welcome back customers. Longtime owner Pat Greenfield cut the ceremonial ribbon Feb. 1, announcing her eatery’s grand reopening while surrounded by her staff and dozens of loyal friends and customers. She felt “numb” as she took in the reality that her Wyoming Avenue business was finally back, she said. Among the well-wishers was Mary Pat Coleman. “Grico’s has a lot of sentimental value,” said Coleman. “My husband and I had our first diner date here.” Exeter Councilman John Morgan and his wife, Michelle, said they also shared their first date at Grico’s. “It has been a very long year and a half, but it is very worthwhile because of Pat,” chef and restaurant manager Shauna Strellish added. The business has gone through

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… subject your ears to the revving of loud engines in an enclosed space? Because it’s fun! AMSOIL Arenacross is a premier indoor, off-road motorcycle racing championship that’s coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre for two nights of professional action on Feb. 8 and 9 and an amateur day on Feb. 10. The highflying cyclists will treat fans to a new competitive format with a pair of 12lap main events, and Ricky Carmichael, the most successful motocross rider of all time, will be on hand for the event to lend his support to the championship and a brand new progressive feeder system for new pro riders that bears his name. Tickets range from $10 to $35.50 and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box “Love him or Office, online at ticketmaster. hate him, Mike com, or by has one heck of phone at 800.745.3000. a story to tell.”

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Grico’s Reataurant owner Pat Greenfield, right, stands with the ’Heroes of Grico’s’: manager Shauna Strellish and chefs Jim Yankovich, Bill Kravits, and Jerry Davies at the bar during construction in early January. (Photo by Bill Tarutis/Times Leader)

…can you see the work of Kingston photographer and teacher Jim Gavenus? Oh, just the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which airs Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. on CBS. The Luzerne County Community College professor and award-winning photographer’s photo of the legendary “Doc” Watson will be included in the “In Memoriam” portion of the show. Watson was a singer and guitarist, celebrated for his flat-picking style. Gavenus met him 12 years ago in North Carolina. A Grammy viewing party will be hosted at Hops & Barleys (131 Main St., Luzerne) beginning at 8 p.m. the evening of the broadcast.


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VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • “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.

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.

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Dietrich Theatre (downtown Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500) • “Relive Ragtime:” Feb. 22 at Fourth Friday in Tunkhannock, 6-9 p.m. • Experience the Art of Calligraphy: Through Feb. Meet the artists reception Feb. 10, 3-4 p.m. Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, hazletonartleague.org) • “Photography Now:” Through Feb. 10. 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: ARTSPACE Gallery, 18 N. Seventh St. Through Feb. Sordoni Art Gallery (150 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.408.4325) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-4:30 p.m. • “Flow,” a gallery that explores the many meanings associated with water through a selection of twenty-nine works drawn from the collection of the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Drawing on our Faith:” Through Feb. 22. Gallery talk, 7 p.m. Features artwork by members of the En Plein Air Society. 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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Surrounded by blank brick walls and a set of metal stairs that lead to nowhere, a crew is setting up lighting and camera equipment on an icy cold Monday afternoon. To someone freezing outside, they may wonder what could possibly be worth filming in the barren room on Center Street in downtown Scranton that once housed a jewelry store and coffee shop. The only other signs of life are a wooden clock still ticking on the wall, albeit an hour fast, and some colorful children’s blocks lined up spelling “LOVE” in the back corner. A black-andwhite sign reads: “For Rent: Approximately 1000 sq ft and basement.” When singer/songwriter Mike Mizwinski enters, however, the space lights up again as he quickly surveys and approves of the location the crew of JVW inc. has chosen for The Weekender’s recently relaunched Sessions music series. Sitting on the lone wooden stool near the empty tiled counter, he immediately begins strumming his guitar, appreciating the echo that reverberates around him. “It does sound nice in here. I dig it,” he commented. The local Americana artist

Go online to watch Mike Mizwinski perform “Maybe Moonlight,” “Snowflakes,” and “The Rope Swing” exclusively for theweekender.com. chose three songs to perform exclusively on The Weekend’s YouTube channel, the first being an original tune called “Maybe Moonlight.” “I rented a cabin on Lake Wallenpaupack over the summer, and I really wanted to work on a bunch of new songs and I was kind of sitting around not getting much done and I just literally sat down and wrote this,” he explained to the camera in front of him. “I used to write really personal songs that were directly about things that happened in my life or whatever, but lately I’ve just been writing songs that I look at as like short stories, so this is one of those songs.” It may not be personal, but the soulful lyrics tell a story that anyone could relate to, which, combined with his expressive and poignant talent, make it clear why his work resonates with so many throughout Northeast Pennsylvania. To watch the entire Weekender Session, go to theweekender.com. For more on MiZ, visit mikemizmusic.com. W

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From the inspiration of one determined individual comes an unusual event with a purpose; Bill McNally was a man who believed in his students and founded something that may go down in Lackawanna College history. “Bill would always say, ‘God’s on our side: Grip, Optimism, and Determination,’” recalled Lackawanna Falcons Head Coach Mark Duda, a good friend of Bill’s. “He believed that he and his students were on a mission from God, and because he believed the students had those things, he wanted to help them.” Bill McNally was a resident of Clarks Summit, a professor at Lackawanna College, advisor of the college’s Marketing Club, and a friend to all. He is the reason why the first annual Falcon Music Festival is taking place at Lackawanna’s Mellow Theater, and despite his recent unfortunate passing, the event will still go on. “He was a tremendous inspiration in this whole endeavor. He was the driving force behind this. When he passed away, there was a huge hole, and we’re all doing out best to really fill it,” Duda said. From the ground up, McNally started planning the festival in hopes that it would raise money to donate books to the athletic students. McNally, along with the school’s Marketing Club, realized what a financial burden it can be

to those who are paying for both tuition fees and expensive book costs, some priced as high as $200 each. “At first, it was supposed to be a little get-together, but it has grown into a benefit concert that is going to be very successful,” Duda said. “He and the Marketing Club saw a problem and a challenge, and they wanted to do something about it. He decided that he was going to make this happen.” This year, the event is expected raise enough money to help the students in the athletic department. However, the bigger goal is to raise enough money in the years to come to help out all students of the college. Together, they thought a night of music would be a fun way to raise money; thus, the Falcon Music Festival was born. McNally reached out to friends and strangers alike, convincing them that the event would be well worth their efforts. With help and donations from various people and organizations, the festival was well on its way. “It’s an unusual event because people from out of town are coming to extend their time to help,” Duda noted. “You don’t really get full-grown people to do those things, but these people want to because they think the cause is good. Frankly, we do too.” Local band MiZ will be headlining the event, along with the Mile High Club, a group of musicians from Philadelphia. The music will start at 7 p.m. in the

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Falcon Music Festival: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Mellow Theater (501 Vine St., Scranton). $22.50. Mellow Theater and will run until 11 p.m. Following the event will be an all-ages after-party at the college’s Student Union, where DJs will fill the rest of the night with music. For those over 21, the Mile High Club will be continuing their set at the nearby POSH restaurant (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). TwentyFiveEight Studios, based out of Scranton, will be filming a documentary of the event; proceeds from its sales will be donated to the college. McNally personally reached out to the studio and asked them to cover the event, and they were glad to donate their time to help out a good friend. “Bill came into the studio and saw our videos and what we were doing,” Dennebaum, owner of TwentyFiveEight, said. “It was nice to have somebody really believe in what you’re doing, and not only believe, but to support you and do whatever they could to help you. I knew Bill, not as long as I would have liked to, but it felt like we were old friends. I felt like he was one of us, and I could really talk to him. My involvement (began) because he convinced me it was a good idea. And the more I thought about it, he was right.” Everyone involved in planning the event has taken a great effort to carry out the show, just like McNally would have wanted. “Bill would not have wanted anyone to mourn. It was weird because everyone involved in the planning got an invigorating sense of ‘Now this has to happen,’ and it has to happen in a way that is as close to perfection as possible,” Dennebaum felt. If the event is a success, higher goals will be set each year, bringing in more money than ever before to help students and to continue McNally’s tradition of “Grip, Optimism, and Determination.” “Maybe we can help students not leave school just because they don’t have the basic needs and requirements to stay,” Duda hopes.

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Phil’s not the only one coming out of hibernation.

Spring comes early for local music scene

As the snow continues to fall and disrupt our lives, it seems only fair that the last article I wrote was about the death of a great band. But, as we have learned, life goes on. The winter will soon be over, and, as Punxsutawney Phil so gracefully pointed out, spring will soon be upon us. While flowers will bloom and the leaves will return to the barren trees, the local music scene will also blossom. The bands that went into hibernation for the winter will soon stick their heads out of their caves and pack their vans full of equipment to hit the road. While it’s hard to imagine being able to walk outside without several layers on or having to wipe the frost off your windshield, it’s safe to say that the promise of great upcoming shows will help us get through it all. First, we have a show coming up on Friday, March 8 at West Side Park in Nanticoke. For those who don’t know, West Side Park was the site of the very first Positive Numbers Youth Crew Festival in 1999. The show will feature Single Me Out, Spirit Animal, Rude Awakening, Fire and Ice, and Strength for a Reason. Fire and Ice, hailing from Richmond, Va., put out a new LP last year on Reaper Records entitled “Not of This Earth.” Their new record was produced by A.J. Novello, who was the guitarist in famed New York hardcore band Leeway, and their use of heavy riffs with intricate time signatures makes them one of the most interesting bands to watch today. Headliner Strength for a Reason has been carrying the hardcore torch for over a decade, and they are a band that still holds their crown as one of our local heroes. Then on Sunday, April 7, there

will be another show at West Side Park with Shorthand, Turnover, The World is a Beautiful Place, and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and Hostage Calm. Shorthand from Scranton is a newer band playing a classic style of catchy punk rock, and they have a demo available (as well as some new songs that can be heard live). Virginia’s Turnover is one of Run For Cover Records’ latest signees. They recently recorded a new LP with famous producer Will Yip, which is expected out this year. The World is a Beautiful Place play a very dynamic style that they showcased at Redwood Art Space last year; this will be their second time in the area. Hostage Calm is a political punk band from Connecticut that recently released an LP with Run For Cover Records called “Please Remain Calm” last year. This will be their first time coming through with their new record, produced by J. Robbins, which is their catchiest and most progressive material to date. Shortly after that show, there is another heavy hitting tour making its way through Glen Lyon at the American Legion on Wednesday, April 17. Antagonist AD, Twitching Tongues, Alpha and Omega, Expire, and Power Trip will be coming together as part of their “Mission Quest to Metal Fest” tour. Almost every band aside from Antagonist AD have played around the area before and have drawn large crowds on their own, so this show will definitely be something to look out for. While this may seem like a very monotonous group of bands, all five explore various sides of metal and hardcore and make an interesting and eclectic bill.

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The Mellow Theater in Scranton will provide the perfect venue for an event that won’t only help Lackawanna College students, but remember a great and influential man as well.

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ALBUM REVIEWS

Trapt break out of formula Every now and again, there is a band that comes along that people either fall in love with or absolutely hate. Trapt is one of those bands. Their breakout self-titled album gave the group some consistent airplay, but they have since failed to produce major hits like “Headstrong” and “Echo.” Trapt’s most recent release, “Reborn,” as cliché as it sounds, has given the band some newfound light. This is the first Trapt album completely independent of a label or producer. The songs “Bring It,” “Living in the Eye of the Storm,” and “Too Close” were written just over a year ago. Trapt decided they did not like

the direction they were headed and dropped their label. A tough decision led to one of Trapt’s better albums. “Bring It” is a great opener for a modern rock album. Right from the start, you can catch their refreshed attitude. “Love Hate Relationship” blends well with their catalog and doesn’t overstay its welcome despite being the longest track on the record. It has a very softly sung verse with a bit heavier chorus. A lot of songs follow this formula. “Experience” is the first of a few experimental tracks, along with “Strength in Numbers,” “Get Out of Your Own Way,” and “When It Rains.”

Rating: WWWWW Jim James ‘Regions of Light and Sound of God’

James 'Light' shines Jim James has developed an expansive fanbase over the 15 years since he first donned his cape as My Morning Jacket’s effervescent frontman. He’s worked under the moniker Yim Yames and contributed to self-aware indie supergroup Monsters of Folk. “Regions of Light and Sound of God,” written, performed, produced, and released by James on his label, Removador, marks his shining arrival as a solo

“When It Rains” is a very slow song – different from any Trapt song before it. “Strength in Numbers” comes off as a corny attempt at something new, but its hidden political message about fighting the system makes for a good listen. One standout feature of the album is that there are no filler tracks. Each song can stand on its own, which makes the album tolerable the entire way through – a rare feat for Trapt. For a band that has been around a while, and that a lot of people have grown tired of, this is the album Trapt needed to release to stay alive. It’s fresh, different, yet still true to their roots – and it may even help gain a few new fans. -Matt Morgis, Weekender Correspondent

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artist. “State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.)” launches into retro-futuristic musings and establishes the album’s hybrid sound, emphasized by glowing single “Know Til Now.” Standout ballad “A New Life” moves from earnest simplicity, catching the smile behind James’s breathy utterance to an up-tempo, 1950s doo-wop style, transitioning into tender instrumental “Exploding.” “Dear One” and “Actress,” engineered by Tucker Martine (MMJ, Sufjan Stevens, REM) are dreamy, bass-driven tunes that transport the listener to some blues club on a cloud. “Of the Mother Again” brings to mind more recent MMJ jams and samples Dr. Dog deep cut “Fat Dog.” Lennonesque vocals echo over strumming in “God’s Love to Deliver,” marked by eastern horns and the whisper of James’s Kentucky roots via banjo. “Regions of Light and Sound of God” explores spirituality; lyrical wordplay approaches the Catholic schoolboy’s corn-fed scripture with a twist and namedrops Muhammad in “All is Forgiven.” “God’s Man,” Lynd Ward’s wordless novel-in-woodcuts and James’s vade mecum during production, follows a man past sallow-faced corruptors and looming onyx towers toward a grainy, streaming light. “Regions of Light” is a concise, cohesive exhalation of James’s ever-evolving musicianship.

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Corbett plays role of country star well With the weather-beaten, Southwest lore of Joe Ely and the golden-hearted inflection of John Hiatt, actor-turnedmusician John Corbett not only plays the part of cavalier country mouthpiece, he becomes the poster boy for anti-flash, pop country purgatory. Corbett, whom readers may recognize from roles in “Sex and The City,” “Northern Exposure,” and the movie “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” cham-

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pions the songs of writer Jon Randall Stewart on this, his second album. Corbett extols the Nashville wordsmith as “my favorite songwriter,” interpreting the songs with pure faded-denim doggedness. Steeped in wandering cowboy wisdom, the record implies a well-worn pair of shoes and a lifetime of staggered realizations. Corbett’s heartland vocal muscle is complemented by A-list musicians like Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and ex-Cry of Love guitarist Audley Freed. Session ace Dan Dugmore contributes lap steel to tracks like the hopelessly optimistic and driving “Steal Your Heart,” while “Name on a Stone” is a tear-jerking ode to Corbett’s father, who passed in 2011. Corbett guides the listener through a tale of justice gone wrong on “El Paso;” Texas-tough lyricism prevails in hushed lines like, “I’d kill to feel a single drop of water on my tongue.” He also takes a lovable scamp’s view of getting picked up by his bottomed-out bootstraps in the rollicking “Backside of a Backslide.” Country with honest, leather-worn heart and dirt road soul, Corbett melds the rugged traditionalism of legends like Guy Clark and the era-blending of contemporaries like Jake Owen to create a modern hardcore troubadour model. -Mark Uricheck, Weekender Correspondent

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From the birth of the group, the Subnotics knew they had something special going on. It’s not too often that you come across nine individually talented members of a group who all share a love for the same type of music. The Subnotics are all roots reggae fanatics and support the ideas of social consciousness and love through the power of music. They have an “undeniable energy and chemistry” that has been present between all the members from the very beginning. With influences like Toots and the Maytals, Peter Tosh, and Jacob Miller, the nine-man reggae group flourishes with both their original music as well in tribute sets to Bob Marley. The band feels that they have a special connection with reggae. “No other music has hit my soul like reggae music has,” said Mark Klepaski, bass player. “It’s my medicine. Some of the sweetest, most clever bass lines are rooted in reggae music.” Having nine members is a bit hectic, though, at least when it comes to coordinating schedules. Most of the members are also a part of other bands, which makes everyone’s schedules tight. With the dedication and love for the project, though, time is no match for the band. “Yeah, there’s times where we have to make some accommodations with everyone’s schedule,” said rhythm guitarist Pete Terpak, “But we are all in love with this project. Our biggest problem is finding venues with a large enough stage!” The River Street Jazz Café is a regular stop for the Subnotics. This Saturday, though, fans of the group can expect a special event. In remembrance of reggae legend Bob Marley, the Subnotics will be hosting a Birthday Bash. They will be joined by their good friend, DJ Deisis-I, for a night of great music and fun. The Subnotics encourage fans to bring a can of food to the

The Subnotics support the ideas of social consciousness and love through the power of music.

Subnotics’ Bob Marley Birthday Bash: Feb. 9, 10 p.m., River Street Jazz Café (667 N. River St., Plains). $5. show. All cans collected will be donated to the CEO/Weinberg Regional Food Bank “in the spirit of love and social consciousness.” Their fans have made it clear that the band puts their souls into their music and shows. “These guys have so much passion and love for life and their music,” Christine Feist, a loyal fan, remarked. “It’s one thing when you hear great music, but it’s another thing to know and understand the hearts of the musicians behind the music, which makes it quite a land of nirvana when you hear the Subnotics play.” Having such a wide array of influences has tremendously helped the band with writing their first album. Terpak explained how the band works as a democracy. “We all really respect each other as musicians and all the individual ideas that are presented. We are as diverse as the music that we play, so that gives us a lot of experience to draw inspiration from.” The Subnotics are currently working on their first album, with a release date yet to be decided. The band is expecting to release a single from the album in early spring. “One of our goals through music, and this album, is to unify that collective heartbeat in all of us,” said Robb Brown, one of two lead vocalists for the band. “It’s an album of moments and emotions. There is some very personal material as well as some fun, lighthearted, don’t-take-lifetoo-seriously tracks. “Save a spot on your iPod, we think you’ll really dig it!” Capturing real life in their songs is very important to the Subnotics, who want to give their audience something that they can really relate to. “Music is a vehicle to touch and change the lives of people,” lead vocalist Kermit Alphonso emphasized. Shows have been sparse so that the band can focus on recording their original material, but if you can’t make it to the Bob Marley Birthday Bash on Feb. 9, the band confirmed that they will play the annual Mayday Festival held at Kirby Park in WilkesBarre this summer.

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Subnotics connect with reggae roots

Whenever someone calls Connor Langan, instead of a ringing phone, they are greeted by the sound of Rick Astley’s 1987 hit “Never Gonna Give You Up.” For those who have seen the 18-year-old’s usual band, Crock Pot Abduction, this comes as no surprise. The Scranton-based group prides themselves on their silliness. “A lot of our songs vary genres, but I guess I’d say (we’re) alternative punk, but usually every song is different. There’s something out there for everybody. …We try to keep things silly, though. Not too serious, but serious enough where it could be taken seriously,” Langan explained. “In our live performances, you can see the silliness – not so much through our lyrics, but just the way we act on stage and what we do.” It’s an attitude that runs in the family – his brother, Brian, is wellknown in the area for his work in The Sw!ms, Kock107, Langor, and, most recently, Philadelphia’s Sweatheart. “I grew up with my brother playing in bands and playing music around the house, and I kind of just wanted to be cool like my brother. I was trying to play guitar, but I couldn’t do it, so I just started playing bass,” he said. “Usually when I play in a band, no one really knows I’m Brian’s brother. It’s more when people see me, and they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re Connor Langan. Are you related to Brian Langan?’ So I don’t think people go to our shows to hear any similarities between me and my brother’s music.” Handling bass and vocal duties, Connor’s music is indeed different, but no less relevant or unique. Joined by singer/guitarist Jake Decker, guitarists Dominic Ludovici and PJ Cimino, and drummer Erik Miller, the group started off playing Green Day covers when they formed in late 2010 but quickly found their own sound, though it may not be the one they originally intended. “We were supposed to be a shock rock group – ‘Crock Pot Abortion’ – but after a day, we pretty much figured if we used that name we weren’t going to get to do anything, so we changed it to ‘Abduction.’ Sometimes we say C.P.A. and people think we mean ‘Certified Public Accountant,’ so I try to usually use the full name,” Langan noted. “When (people ask about it),

Crock Pot Abduction lives up to its silly name. we usually say it’s the act of being alien abducted by a crock pot.” In keeping with this absurdity, their first full-length, five-track EP, “Slow Dance for Teens,” shares its name with an awkward ‘90s YouTube video, but the music contained within tells a different story. “We usually just write about what’s going on in our lives. I know that a lot of the songs on there are about girls. Well, two of them are. Other than that, it’s kind of just whatever’s going through our heads. There’s also a Wonderdog cover on there my brother wrote in 1999, ‘Winter Solstice,’” he pointed out. “At the last show we played in December, I was really happy because when we played it, some guy went up to the stage and shouted, ‘Wonderdog! Yeah! You’re Brian Langan’s brother!’ I was really happy when they did that because I didn’t think anyone would know that song.” The EP will be released on Feb. 9 at New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton), a show that is dedicated to the memory of Arthur Merkle, the father of Andrew Merkle, drummer of opening act Eye On Attraction. “I never met him, but I do know that he really supported the music scene and that he really supported his son, and I just really respect that,” Langan commented. Crock Pot Abduction is sure to keep spirits high with “the most theatrical set we’ve ever performed, and a lot more wackiness than usual.” “We’re all about having fun,” Langan emphasized. W Crock Pot Abduction EP release show w/ Eye On Attraction, Down to Six, The Faceless Shadows, Ed Cuozzo: 7:30 p.m., New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton). $7, $10 with CD.


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How did you choose your career? Lifelong hobby, temporary insanity. The best part of my job is… the enormous piles of money, customers who became friends, and the colorful characters that pass through. What’s one thing people should know about your place of employment? We have something for readers of all ages and interests. Something most people don’t know about me is… I’m terrible at ceramics. My hobbies are… reading, exercise, cooking, basketball, and football. When I was little I wanted to be… the lead singer of Led Zeppelin. Three interesting facts about me: I have a degree from Penn State in secondary education, I like to cook, and my love of classical music comes from ‘Looney Tunes.’ The last song I sang out loud was… ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top’ by AC/DC. A talent I wished I possessed is… the ability to draw/paint. I unwind by… (not fit to print) and watching ‘Wipeout.’ One thing I’ve always wanted to do is… see and hike the great mountains and forests in the U.S.A. My favorite place in NEPA is… Lake Scranton.


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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

F.M. KIRBY CENTER (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) 570.826.1100, kirbycenter.org • 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 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 • 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 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 MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT (44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono) 877.682.4791, mountairycasino.com • Blind Melon: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $40-55 • Montgomery Gentry: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY (201 Vine St., Scranton) 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio.com

• C.P.A. / Eye On Attraction / Down To Six / The Faceless Shadows / Ed Cuozzo of A Social State: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., $10 • Terror on the Screen / AAYU / A Fighting Chance / Lila Ignite: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $7 • Without a Martyr / Bury Your Fears / Cycles / Life After Misery: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., $7 • A Fire With Friends / Shorthand / Two Cities / Cave People: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $7 PENN’S PEAK (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe) 866.605.7325, pennspeak.com • The Pink Floyd Experience, Feb. 15, 8 p.m., $30-$45 • Back to the 80’s Show / Jessie’s Girl: Feb. 22, 9 p.m., $22 • Bruce in the USA: Bruce Springsteen Tribute: Feb. 23, 8 p.m., $17-22

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE (667 N. River St., Plains) 570.822.2992, riverstreetjazzcafe.com • Flux Capacitor: Feb. 8, 10 p.m., $5 • Subnotics “Bob Marley Birthday Bash”: Feb. 9, 10 p.m., $5 • American Babies / Mike Mizwinski: Feb. 15, 10 p.m., $5 • Before the Flood: Bob Dylan & the Band Tribute: Feb. 16, 10 p.m., $8 • Village Idiots: Feb. 21, 10 p.m., $5 • Misty Mountain: Feb 22, 10 p.m., $5 • Buddy Guy & Johnny Lang / Clarence Spady Band: Feb. 23, 10 p.m., $5 • The Great Party / Charles Havira: Feb. 28, 10 p.m., $5 SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) 888.669.8966, scrantonculturalcenter.org • Up & Coming Comedy Series: Feb. 16, 8 p.m., $16 • S.P.R.I. Ghost Hunting 101: Feb. 26, 6 p.m., $35 SHERMAN THEATER (524 Main St., Stroudsburg) 570.420.2808, shermantheater.com • The Led Zeppelin Experience with Hammer of the Gods: Feb. 9, 8 p.m., $30 •Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime: Feb. 14, 8 p.m., $15

• Pentatonix: Feb. 20, 8 p.m. • Big Gigantic: Feb. 22, 9 p.m. THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA (334 South St., Philadelphia) 215.922.1011, tlaphilly.com • A Silent Film: Feb. 7, 7 p.m. • EOTO & Crizzly: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Blackberry Smoke: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. • Whitechapel / Emmure: Feb. 10, 5 p.m. • TWLOHA’s Heavy & Light Tour feat. Jon Foreman: Feb. 12, 6 p.m. • Meshuggah: Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m. • Allstar Weekend: Feb. 15, 6 p.m. • Gojira: Feb. 16, 7 p.m. • An Evening with Emilie Autumn: Feb. 23, 5 p.m. KESWICK THEATRE (291 North Keswick Ave., Glenside) 215.572.7650, keswicktheatre.com • John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. • Laurie Berkner Band: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. TROCADERO THEATRE (1003 Arch St., Philadelphia) 215.336.2000, thetroc.com • 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. 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 • Lady Gaga / Madeon / Lady Starlight: Feb. 19-20, 7:30 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

• 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. GIANT CENTER (950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey) 717.534.3911, giantcenter.com • Larry the Cable Guy: Feb. 15, 8 p.m. SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem) 610.2977414, sandseventcenter.com • 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. SOVEREIGN CENTER (700 Penn St., Reading) 610.898.7299, sovereigncenter.com • Shinedown / Three Days Grace: Feb. 17, 7 p.m. SOVEREIGN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (136 North 6th Street, Reading) 610.898.7469, sovereigncenter.com • 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. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

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.

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ELECTRIC FACTORY (3421 Willow St., Philadelphia) 215.LOVE.222, electricfactory.info • Barstool Blackout Tour: Foam: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Imagine Dragons: Feb. 18, 8 p.m.

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.

CROCODILE ROCK (520 West Hamilton St, Allentown) 610.434.460, crocodilerockcafe.com • 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.

BEACON THEATRE (2124 Broadway, New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6500, beacontheatre.com • Straight No Chaser: Feb. 14, 8 p.m. • 70’s Soul Jam: Feb. 16, TIMES VARY • Herbert Grönemeyer: Feb. 26, 8 p.m. BETHEL WOODS CENTER (200 Hurd Road, Bethel, N.Y.) 866.781.2922, bethelwoodscenter.org • The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. • Bruce Cockburn: Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

IRVING PLAZA (17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y.) 212.777.6800, irvingplaza.com • Blackberry Smoke: Feb. 7, 7 p.m. • Gojira: Feb. 8, 7 p.m. • Emmure / Whitechapel / Unearth / Obey The Brave / The Plot In You: Feb. 11, 6 p.m. • Little Big Town / Kacey Musgraves: Feb. 12, 7 p.m. • Jon Foreman / Anthony Raneri / Now, Now, more: Feb. 13 • Ryan Leslie: Feb. 14, 7 p.m. • Big Head Todd & the Monsters: Feb. 16, 8 p.m. • Cradle of Filth: Feb. 22, 7 p.m. • Flyleaf / Drowning Pool: Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

IZOD CENTER (50 State Rt. 120, East Rutherford, N.J.) 201.935.3900, meadowlands.com • Harlem Globetrotters: Feb. 15-16, TIMES VARY • Maroon 5 / Neon Trees / Owl City: Feb. 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.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL (1260 6th Ave., New York, N.Y.) 212.247.4777, radiocity.com • Song Zuying: Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM (239 52nd Street, New York, N.Y.) 212.247.0200, roselandballroom.com • Porter Robinson: Feb. 9, 9 p.m. • Meshuggah: Feb. 15, 7 p.m. • Imagine Dragons: Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

THE THEATER AT MSG (4 Penn Plaza, New York, N.Y.) 212.465.6741, theateratmsg.com • Chris Tomlin / Louie Giglio / Kari Jobe: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m. • Charlie Wilson / Tyrese: Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA (1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, N.J.) 609.317.1000, theborgata.com • 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. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

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WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013

Stage&screen

How he met Neil Patrick Harris

By Sara Pokorny

Weekender Staff Writer

For those who know Craig Lee Thomas, a mullet might not come to mind at the mention of his name. Or a Canadian accent. Or the fact that he’s Robin Scherbatsky’s ex-boyfriend. But, on the night of Feb. 4, the 26-year-old 2004 Lake Lehman graduate was all of that. Thomas, who graduated from New York University in 2008 and moved to Los Angeles in 2009, has enjoyed a successful acting career, his latest endeavor being a oneshot stint on the popular CBS comedy “How I Met Your Mother.” “How I Met Your Mother” follows the life of Ted Mosby, a 30-something pursuing a great love, and his group of friends: married couple and new parents Lily and Marshall Erickson and the newly engaged couple Barney Stinson and the aforementioned Sherbatsky. “I played a Canadian ex-boyfriend of Robin’s named Turk Grimsby who Barney goes to interrogate up in Canada,” he said of his part on the show. Thomas was the first choice for the part, which he auditioned for through his agency, Coast to Coast Talent. He called his time on set “amazing,” an opportunity that allowed him to hang out on an integral set on the show and work alongside one of its biggest stars. “I got to eat breakfast on the McLaren’s set because it wasn’t being used that day,” he said of the fictitious bar the show’s gang

hangs out in. “Neil Patrick Harris (who plays Stinson) is as disarmingly charming and handsome in person as he seems on TV and was extremely professional, but also very giving as a scene partner in our scene.” Thomas is part of Pursued by Bear, a sketch comedy group that his wife, fellow actor/producer Lisa J. Dooley, and friend, fellow NYU alum and stand-up comedian Kelly Landry, founded in 2011. Bear’s short film, “Shootout at the Hipster Saloon,” has been named fan Official Selection of five film festivals thus far, including the 2012 Chicago Comedy Film Festival and the 2013 Faux Film Festival in Portland. Thomas will begin shooting his first feature film in April, a horror movie from writer/director Mike Flanagan (“Absentia,” “Oculus”) called “Scare Dares.”

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Kirby Center (71 Public Square, WilkesBarre). $60 to $29, adults; $15, students. Info and tickets: 570.270.4444. 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 only, 717.665.7021, ext. 120.

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.

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.

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.

Pines Dinner Theatre (448 North 17th St., Allentown. 610.433.2333. pinesdinnertheatre.com) • “Why Do Fools Fall In Love?:” 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

Lackawanna College (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton) • “The Marvelous Wonderettes:” Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15 student. Misericordia University (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu) • “The Letterman:” March 22, 7:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall.$35, center tickets; $20, general admission. Music Box Players (196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) “Annie:” Feb. 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23: bar 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m.; Feb. 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. Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic • “I’ll Take Romance” Valentine’s performance with Steve Tyrell, Maestro Lawrence Loh and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic: Feb. 8, 8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton); Feb. 9, 8 p.m., F.M.

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.

Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369) ❏ Broadway Scranton (broadwayscranton.com) presents: • “The Addams Family:” Feb. 15-17, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. • “Dixie’s Tupperware Party:” Feb. 20-21, 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 21, 8 p.m.; Feb. 23, 4 and 8 p.m.; Feb. 24, 2 p.m. $40. Tickets: 800.745.3000 (TicketMaster), 570.342.7784 (Broadway Office), or broadwayscranton.com/shows.asp. • “Stomp:” March 5-6, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. • Celtic Woman: March 19, 7:30 p.m. $102, $62, $42. Group Rates for 11 or more call 570.344.1111 . • Cathy Rigby is “Peter Pan:” April 5-7, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. • “Hair:” April 15-16, 7:30 p.m. • “Dreamgirls:” May 10-12, Fri., 8 p.m., Sat., 2 & 8 p.m., Sun., 1 & 6 p.m. Shawnee Playhouse (570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “The Obituary I’m Dying to Write:” Feb. 9, 8 p.m.; Feb. 8, 10, 2 p.m. $18, adults; $15, seniors over 55, AAA members and military. Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.WILKES.U, wilkes.edu) • The Vagina Monologues: Feb. 8-9, 7 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom. Free, Wilkes students; $5, non-Wilkes students; $10, general admission. Expanded listings at theweekender.com.

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BOOK REVIEWS AND LITERARY INSIGHT

Kacy Muir | Weekender Correspondent

The 'Death' swarm

Something quite bizarre is going on at the Doyle residence. Isabel and Eugene Doyle, parents to daughters Marnie and Nelly, have all but vanished from the radar. But, no need to worry, as Marnie and Nelly know exactly where dear old mum and dad are. Only a hop, skip, and jump away in the backyard – buried under the begonias, dead as dead can be. Thus begins Lisa O’Donnell’s latest novel, “The Death of Bees,” a sick, twisted, and all sorts of fun dark comedy. The work, which is set in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland, shifts in vignette-style narration from 15-year-old protagonist, Marnie, to Nelly, her 11-year-old sister, and Lennie, an older, all-too-suspicious next-door neighbor. But, before you make any wrongful judgments, just know Marnie and Nelly are not entirely guilty of their parents’ untimely demises. As Marnie divulges, her parents were not the epitome of innocent or doting. In fact, Marnie goes on to express that her parents were known for committing cycles of abuse and neglect: “They just never showed up for anything and it was always left to me and left to Nelly when she got old enough. They were never there for us, they were absent, at least now we know where they are.” Following her parents’ deaths, Marnie finally attempts to see a silver lining, signaling an end to a brutal cycle in hope for a new beginning. Unfortunately, however, this notion is too premature. As the novel continues, it

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“…a sick, twisted, and all sorts of fun dark comedy.” introduces a multitude of bad elements for Marnie and Nelly. But the sisters remain steady and vigilant, knowing that the greatest priority is to remain together. The idea of child protective services is a constant thought for Marnie. With a hell-hath-nofury attitude, Marnie swears it will never come to fruition. Instead, the sisters make a pact to keep the secret between them. No one must know they are parentless. Even after Marnie and Nelly concoct story after story, their lies begin to catch up with them. Smart and gentle, Lennie soon puts the pieces together, prompting Marnie to take action. However, Lennie becomes a strong ally as the adult to take responsibility of the young girls, as well as their confidant in their parents’ whereabouts. The connection Marnie, Nelly, and Lennie share proves to be the most hopeful aspect of the work, as the characters in forward fashion save each other from ruin. The conclusion of the novel demonstrates that the skeletons we bury, for better and for worse, all resurface in time.

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movie review A zombie with heart

By Pete Croatto

Weekender Correspondent Rating: W W W W “Warm Bodies,” Jonathan Levine’s romantic take on the zombie genre, works because it steers clear of easy targets. It gleefully mocks or ignores every romantic comedy convention. To our eternal gratitude, we are entertained the hard way. The movie introduces us to a young, hoodie-wearing zombie named R (Nicholas Hoult), whose internal monologue details the lifestyle. As a zombie, you spend your days wandering aimlessly, going through the paces and seeing the same people. Your past life is hazy, though if you’re lucky, your wardrobe might pro-

vide a clue. Zombiehood is a lot like being human, only without the brain eating. But R feels something shift. While on the lookout for fresh brains, he and his pack encounter a group of young resistance fighters. Among the members is Julie (Teresa Palmer). Maybe it’s the way she handles a shotgun or her golden hair, but R is enchanted. After gobbling up the brains of her boyfriend (Dave Franco), he takes her to his pad: an abandoned commercial airplane. R knows it’s an unusual move, but when you have the complexion of parking lot snow and can only communicate in sentence fragments, time is your ally. He convinces Julie to stay. Chemistry builds over vinyl and goof-

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alone in a big suburban house scares her. Those observations define R and Julie as people; Palmer and Hoult’s charmingly unpretentious performances give their burgeoning relationship heft. We care. Levine (“50/50”) slyly stacks little touches, building an ode to young love that satirizes the modern world’s deadening pace. When R first brings Julie to his pad, he self-consciously sweeps his hair into place; an undead airport security guard keeps swiping visitors with his electronic wand; R flashes back to the good old day days when people were alive and connected – to cell phones. The movie refuses to play cute. A makeover scene starts to Roy Orbison’s “Pretty Woman” before Julie puts a stop to that. “Warm Bodies” is smart, fun, and lively. Plus, it convinces you to open your eyes to the world – and not because the zombies are prowling. -To read more of Pete’s cinematic musings, please visit whatpeteswatching. blogspot.com or follow him on Twitter, @PeteCroatto.

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Insight into a local beauty

Meet runway and print model Jennifer Lazorack. From Scranton to San Fran, the Kate Moss-esque beauty has become a successful model and just recently wrapped a prestigious wine commercial. This week, I had the pleasure of reconnecting with my old Western Wayne High School friend, Jennifer. She agreed to sit down and do this cool Q&A spotlight on the industry, her NEPA roots, and whether she prefers the East or West coast.

THE WEEKENDER: Where were you born and raised? JENNIFER LAZORACK: I was born in Scranton, raised in Lake Ariel. W: Where do you currently live? JL: Currently, I am living in San Francisco, Calif. Go 49ers! W: What was your first modeling gig? JL: My very first modeling gig was a back-to-school fashion show at the Viewmont Mall, which actually lead to an internship in college. W: What was your biggest/ most exciting job? JL: My biggest job was a commercial that is running now on Delta-Virgin airlines on their in-flight TVs for Fetzer Wine. My most exciting job was a print job for Zazzle that was on every bus stop ad (about 200) throughout San Francisco. W: Who is your favorite designer? JL: My favorite designer right now is Michael Kors.

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TALES OF DATING DISASTERS Melissa Hughes | Weekender Correspondent

Please – like flowers could fix such a blunder.

Valentine's Day massacre

Valentine’s Day was upon us and as luck would have it, I was scheduled to work. I was waitressing at a restaurant, so my job that day was to make sure all the couples were swaddled in romance. It was an understatement to say I was feeling less than enthusiastic surrounded by all the young couples in love when I was not with my own beloved. About halfway through my shift, the doors burst open and the angels sang: Marcus had arrived! My heart skipped a beat when I saw him. I was still working, but he took a seat at the bar amongst some friends. The next hour seemed to drag, but I was ecstatic when my shift finally ended. I flung off my apron and walked over to the bar where Marcus was waiting for me. Unfortunately, he was drunk. I glared at the bartender, who told me they were playing a game; every time a couple said, “I love you,” Marcus had taken shot. I drug him out of the bar, annoyed at his present disposition, and we went out for dinner. He acted drunk and ridiculous throughout the meal. He giggled at everything and even hit on our waitress in front of me – Happy freaking Valentine’s Day! Throughout dinner, his phone rang incessantly, but I couldn’t see who was calling him. I ignored it but thought his friends must be quite rude and lonely to be calling him during dinnertime on this romantic holiday. About halfway through our

meal, Marcus said the shots were wearing off and he had a massive headache. He asked if I minded cutting the night short and having a do-over tomorrow since neither of us had work and we could celebrate the proper way. I was irritated with the night from beginning to end, but I agreed. He paid the check and we left. He dropped me off at my apartment and drove off. Aggravated, I went to bed. I woke up the next morning excited for date night until I checked my phone. There were four missed calls from various friends. I listened to the first voicemail, but it was at a party and the background noise made it virtually impossible to hear what she was saying. Message number two was loud and clear, and it was not good news. Marcus was at the party and he was hooking up with his ex. The last two messages confirmed the story, and I was livid. He showed up for our date with flowers in hand and I erupted. I threw his flowers at him and most tastefully advised him where he could shove them. I slammed the door in his face and broke it off then and there. I decided from that point on it was best to spend Valentine’s Day with Ben & Jerry in front of a slasher horror movie. I was happier guiltlessly enjoying the carnage on screen rather than participating in it – purely on a romantic level, of course.

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W: What is your occupation now? JL: I am a full-time model. W: Do you prefer print or runway? JL: I love both equally, although runway is way more fun! W: Any advice to our readers on staying current with fashion trends? JL: Read fashion and business blogs, fashion magazines, attend fashion events, and window shop to get ideas! W: So, read my column. Any advice for aspiring models? JL: It is a very competitive industry – keep your chin up, brush off rejection, and network. Always have a back-up plan. W: Favorite photographer? Why? JL: Bruce Weber is my favorite photographer because of his classic, timeless shots, and he would be a dream to shoot with. W: Valuable lessons learned in the modeling world? JL: Hmm…Never shoot anything you wouldn’t be proud to show your parents. W: What countries or cities have you been to for work? JL: I am mostly SF based but have had the opportunity to travel to N.Y., D.C., Las Vegas, and throughout California for work. W: What is your favorite location? JL: So far, the vineyards near Hopland, (Northern) Calif. W: Now for some fun. Stripes or florals? JL: Stripes. W: Heels or flats? JL: Heels. W: Long hair or short? JL: Long. W: Exercise or diet? JL: Both! W: Small accessories or statement pieces? JL: Small accessories. W: Leather or lace? JL: Both. W: Rock or pop? JL: Pop. W: East coast or west coast? JL: West Coast weather, East Coast at heart.

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s movies and TV shows like “Twilight,” “True Blood,” and “The Vampire Diaries” have proven, there’s something romantic about neck-biters. Zombies, on the other hand, don’t inspire quite the same degree of rapture. But that didn’t stop the makers of “Warm Bodies” from producing Hollywood’s first zombie/human romance. Don’t laugh. Not only is “Warm Bodies” as much influenced by “Romeo and Juliet” as “Night of the Living Dead,” but its star, Nicholas Hoult, makes a good case for the undead R as a standin for romantic fumblers everywhere. In the movie, an adaptation of a young adult novel by Isaac Marion, R falls hard with Julie (Teresa Palmer) after feasting on her boyfriend’s brains. The more intensely R falls in love, the more human he becomes. “R obviously cares about this girl so much,” Hoult, 23, said. “He tries his best. And it’s tragic, you know. Guys struggle talking to girls in the best of times. So add on the fact that you’re undead, you’re rotting away, you can’t really talk at all, and she’s terrified of you. It makes it very tricky. “So I think that’s where the goofy humor comes from. [R’s attraction to Julie] is like that situation of trying to charm someone but having no chance at all, amplified by a lot.” Hoult, who is best known for playing the titular hero in “About a Boy” co-starring Hugh Grant, was able to bring the lifeless role to life with considerable subtlety.

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fter landing the role, Hoult watched practically every zombie ever made, from “Dawn of Dead” and “28 Days Later” to “Zombieland” and “Shaun of the Dead.” Even though “Warm Bodies” is primarily a comedy, the actor was serious about trying to bring a bit of truth to his undead alter-ego. “I would walk around in my hotel like a zombie, and sometimes in the gym on the

treadmill, I might run a little bit zombie,” Hoult admitted. “But, ultimately, you kind of just walk on set and you just have to go for it, and believe it, and completely commit to it and hope for the best.” Hoult also derived a bit of inspiration from watching “Edward Scissorhands,” which also walks a thin line between horror comedy and romance. Hoult was so impressed by an interview with the movie’s star, Johnny Depp, that he typed the actor’s quotes into his phone so he could refer to them on set. “Johnny said something about not wanting people to feel sorry for him as Edward

but that he just wanted to play the character truthfully,” Hoult said. “I thought, ‘That makes perfect sense.’ I don’t want people to feel sorry for this character either. I just want audiences to see that he’s trying his best and to root for him.” Since “Warm Bodies” was shot out of sequence, it was a constant challenge for Hoult to gauge his degree of zombification. Before filming began, he and director Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness”) went over the script scene by scene to map out R’s cascade of changes. “Jonathan would say, ‘more zombie,

less zombie.’ That was [our shorthand],” Hoult recalled. The actor felt like he was in capable hands with Levine, who came to the movie after helming the similarly challenging cancer comedy “50/50” with Seth Rogen and Joseph


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The ‘A Team’ singer is BFFs with a 1D member.

Sheeran speaks on Styles, Elton John Ed Sheeran is very close with Harry Styles. He wrote One Direction’s second number one hit in the UK, “Little Things.” The singer is also close with Taylor Swift: Sheeran duets with the starlet on her latest album and will be performing North America’s biggest venues with her later in the year. Styles and Swift recently went through a public break-up after a brief but just-as-public romance. Where does that leave Sheeran? “I’d rather not comment on that,” Sheeran replied during an interview in studio on “The Ralphie Show.” “You could probably guess, but yeah, I’d rather not comment on that.” Sheeran did shift gears, though, and talk exclusively about the 1D singer, telling a story that the media has never reported about, until now. “I saw (Harry) in LA about three months ago,” recalled Sheeran. “He had a day off and he went out…and spent like two or three grand on Domino’s pizzas and drove around for the whole day just giving it to homeless people.” The “A Team” singer said this wasn’t a first-time occurrence. “People write about Harry all the time in a negative way with all his love life and stuff like that, but like, he does stuff like that a lot,” he continued. “I think it’d be nice to get out there that he’s a pretty genuine dude.” In an interview with Capital FM overseas, Sheeran noted that of all the One Direction fellas, he’s the closest with Styles. He elaborated on “The Ralphie Show.” “The strangest thing about Harry is that he lived on my flat

for a while, but like, he had two houses,” Sheeran said. “He had two, very plush houses in London and he’d just come and stay.” As for why he would crash with the singer/songwriter instead of shack up in one of his own pads, Sheeran believes it’s because Styles would rather hang with friends than in a huge house alone. With both of their schedules, it’s surprising either of the artists is in the same place for an extended period of time. Sheeran is enjoying quite the ride with the success of “A Team,” culminating with a Grammy nomination for Song of the Year and a performance at the awards show with Sir Elton John. “I got a call from Elton being like, ‘I couldn’t get you a solo slot, but would you mind playing with me?’” he said. “You can’t really say anything other than, ‘Yes, please!’” The combination of the hit record with his down-to-earth persona and his links to Swift and One Direction have propelled Sheeran to other big spots as well. During this particular trip to New York, the Englishman was gearing up to play a sold-out Radio City Music Hall and perform at NBC’s “Today.” His fans, which refer to Sheeran as “Ginger Jesus” and call themselves “Sheerios,” couldn’t be happier. “(Ginger Jesus) gives me reminiscence of The Beatles, and I’m just staying the hell away from that.”

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Rich Howells | Weekender Editor

Super Bowl ads looking for geekier audience For a geek like me, the Super Bowl has never really offered much to keep me tuned in. As superhero movies have increased in popularity, however, slipping new trailers into the game’s commercial breaks has made me turn the channel back every once in a while, even though the same 30 seconds are uploaded to the Internet within minutes anyway. This year, the awesome “Iron Man 3” spot was joined by trailers for “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “World War Z,” and “Oz The Great and Powerful,” all movies geared towards sci-fi and/or fantasy fans. As if that wasn’t enough, there was a nerdy undercurrent to many of the other ads: • A woman always prefers a scrawny astronaut over a hunky lifeguard, according to AXE body spray. • Robot models protected the new Kia Forte by delivering an atomic wedgie to a typical foureyed, sweater-clad dork. • The Hyundai Santa Fe helped a small kid gather a team to stand up to some bullies. • Time Warner used zombies and Daryl from “The Walking Dead” to promote cable. • The Rock punched an alien while drinking milk. • Model Bar Rafaeli made out with Walter, a dorky webmaster, to represent both the smart and sexy sides of Go Daddy. This isn’t to say that sports fans can’t also be geeks, but most of these ads are making the separation pretty clear, even if it’s just poking fun at the stereotype. Personally, I spent half my Sunday evening watching the History Channel’s fascinating “Zombies: A Living History” documentary, but perhaps a few spectacled football fans were intrigued by all these little shout-outs. So what does this mean exactly? Are we really being courted by the same people selling masculinity neatly stuffed into in helmets, jockstraps, and cheap beer? Or are they simply hoping to appeal to the largest demo-

graphics during one of the mostwatched TV events in the country? With big parties, bathroom breaks, heavy drinking, and all kinds of other distractions, I can’t imagine that the $4 million per half minute price tag is truly worth the money. Some people do watch the Super Bowl for the commercials alone, but wouldn’t that money be better spent on viral web campaigns, merchandising, or carefully placed primetime slots? I’ve seen other channels offer their own halftime shows, but you rarely see alternative programming meant to take viewers away from the rest of the night. A movie marathon, which is often how I spend my Super Bowl Sundays, isn’t enough – why not a whole night of geeky programming? A Super Bowl for superheroes. A Big Game for gamers. A… Yeah, you get the idea. Not all of us can make it to San Diego Comic-Con, so give all those basement-dwelling homebodies something to look forward to. Bring out all the stars from this year’s blockbusters for live Q&A sessions and sneak peeks. Showcase the musical guests who are way too talented to play a lip-synced, overhyped halftime show and introduce them to a mass audience. Hold enormous cosplay and fan film contests. Display new groundbreaking technology. Reveal surprise guest appearances. Give us Geek Bowl 2014! If we ever had a time, it is certainly now, so let us have the live event that we’re so excited for that we can’t wait to never leave the couch. And with that many nerds packed in one place, you can guarantee there won’t be a 34-minute blackout – some electrical genius would have the lights on within minutes. Now give us our chance to shine, but not too brightly – our eyes are still sensitive, you know.

ONE FOR THE ROAD Cliche Come to Life: The Kerry, Ireland, county council voted in January to let some people drive drunk. The councillors reasoned that in the county’s isolated regions, some seniors live alone and need the camaraderie of the pub, but fear a DUI arrest on the way home. The councillors thus empowered police to issue DUI permits to those targeted drivers. Besides, reasoned the councillors, the area is so sparsely populated that such drivers never encounter anyone else on the road at night. (The councillors’ beneficence might also have been influenced, reported BBC News, by the fact that "several" of the five voting "yea" own pubs.) CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRUE -- Spare the Waterboard, Spoil the Child: William Province, 42, was arrested in Jefferson County, Mont., in December and charged with waterboarding four boys, two of whom were his own sons, at his home in December. (Also in January, Kirill Bartashevitch, 52, was charged with making "terroristic" threats to his highschool-age daughter after he allegedly pointed his new AK-47 at her because her report card showed 2 B’s instead of all A’s. He said he had recently purchased the gun because he feared that President Obama intended to ban them.) -- Emma Whittington, of Hutchinson, Kan., rushed her daughter to the ER in December when the girl, 7 months old, developed a golf-ball-sized lump on her neck. Two days later, at a hospital in Wichita, a doctor gently pulled a feather out of the lump and hypothesized that it had been in the midst of emerging from her throat. Doctors said the girl probably swallowed the feather accidentally, that it got stuck in throat tissue, and that her body was trying to eject it through the skin. -- As if 9/11 and the resultant air travel restrictions had never happened, travelers for some reason continue to keep Transportation Security Administration agents busy at passengers’ carry-on bag searches. From a TSA weekly summary of con-

fiscations in January: 33 handguns, eight stun guns and a serrated wire garrote. Among highlights from 2012: a live 40mm grenade, a live blasting cap, "seal bombs" and six pounds of black power (with detonation cords and a timing fuse). -- A man with admittedly limited English skills went to a courthouse in Springfield, Mass., in December to address a traffic ticket, but somehow wound up on a jury trying Donald Campbell on two counts of assault. Officials said the man simply got in the wrong line and followed jurors into a room while the real sixth juror had mistakenly gone to another room. The jury, including the accidental juror, found Campbell guilty, but he was awarded a new trial when the mistake was discovered. THE REDNECK CHRONICLES (TENNESSEE EDITION) (1.) Timothy Crabtree, 45, of Rogersville, was arrested in October and charged with stabbing his son, Brandon, 21, in an argument over who would get the last beer in the house. (2.) Tricia Moody, 26, was charged with DUI in Knoxville in January after a 10-minute police chase. The officer’s report noted that Moody was still holding a cup of beer and apparently had not spilled any during the chase. (3.) Jerry Poe, 62, was charged in a road-rage incident in Clinton on Black Friday after firing his handgun at a driver in front of him "to scare her into moving" faster, he said. (Poe said he had started at midnight at one WalMart, waited in line unsuccessfully for five hours for a salepriced stereo, and was on his way to another Wal-Mart. SOUNDS LIKE A JOKE Twin brothers Aric Hale and Sean Hale, 28, were both arrested on New Year’s Eve in Manchester, Conn., after fighting each other at a hotel and later at a residence. Police said a 27-yearold woman was openly dating the two men, and that Sean thought it was his turn and asked Aric for privacy. Aric begged to differ about whose turn it was. UNCLEAR ON THE

CONCEPT -- Voted in December as vice presidents of the U.N. Human Rights Council for 2013 were the nations of Mauritania and the Maldives, both of which permit the death penalty for renouncing Islam. In Mauritania, a person so charged has three days to repent for a lesser sentence. (An August 2012 dispatch in London’s The Guardian reported widespread acceptance of slavery conditions in Mauritania, affecting as many as 800,000 of the 3.5 million population. Said one abolitionist leader, "Today we have the slavery (that) American plantation owners dreamed of (in that the slaves) believe their condition is necessary to get to paradise.") -- Non-medical employees of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center have been campaigning for union representation, suggesting that their current wages leave many workers dangerously close to poverty. Though raises have not materialized, UPMC (according to a November Pittsburgh City Paper report) has now shown sympathy for its employees’ sad plight. In a November UPMC newsletter, it announced that it was setting up "UPMC Cares" food banks. Employees (presumably the better-paid ones) are urged to "donate nonperishable food items to stock employee food pantries that will established on both (UPMC campuse)." One astonished worker’s response: "I started to cry." -- In December, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed, through a public records check, that the appointed Collector of Revenue for St. Louis County has failed since 2008 to pay personal property taxes. Stacy Bailey and her husband owe taxes on three cars and in fact filed for bankruptcy in 2011. Bailey’s boss, Director of Revenue Eugene Leung, told the Dispatch that he had checked Bailey’s real-estate tax status but not personal property taxes. Nonetheless, he said, "Knowing what I know now, she’s still the most qualified person for the job," among the 155 applicants.

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Weekender Correspondent Nestled in the mountains on the outskirts of Cooperstown, N.Y., away from the hustle and bustle of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, sits Brewery Ommegang, a Belgian farmhouse brewery whose beers are as delicious as the brewery is beautiful. From the moment you pull into the brewery, you feel as if you have been magically transported to Belgium, and as you drive closer and pass under the beautiful archway and gaze upon its the vast forest acreage, you are simply awestruck. What is even more incredible is that the brewery has managed to put all this beauty into each bottle of their magnificent beers. I had the very fortunate opportunity to sit down with brewmaster Phil Leinhart and discuss where the brewery has come from and where it is headed in the future – and, of course, sample a few of their delicious offerings. Brewery Ommegang began in 1997 and has continually grown; it is now available in 46 states and is looking to expand soon outside of U.S. boundaries. “The brewery is constantly growing,” Leinhart said. “It is just a natural progression.” The brewery was initially started by Don Feinberg, but grew at such a rapid pace that soon he sold Ommegang to the Belgian brewery Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat, makers of the famous Duvel Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The relationship has been great between Ommegang and their new owners, resulting in dramatic growth. The brewery currently has six beers available year round: Hennepin, Abbey Ale, BPA, Witte, Three Philosophers, and Rare Vos, each one unique, delicious, and award-winning, the most recent being Rare Vos, which won a gold medal at the World Beer Cup in 2012 in the Belgian Pale Ale category. One very interesting happening at Ommegang is the announcement of a new beer that will be a collaboration of sorts between Ommegang and the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones”

– Iron Throne Blonde Ale is set for release this spring. Now if you are scratching your head and saying, “This is all well and good, but how does this relate to me locally?” many people do not realize just how close Brewery Ommegang is to the area. In just a little over two hours, you can be at this breathtaking brewery. In the past two years, the brewery has added a whole new building to the premises. This building houses a beautiful tasting room where you can sample all of their beers and discuss them with workers and fellow beer fans. Also, there is a gift shop where you can buy locally produced cheeses, Ommegang glassware and clothing, and, of course, beer. Be forewarned, though – you may quickly go overboard in the gift shop, as many beers that are not widely available outside of the brewery are sold here. While I was there, I picked up one of these “hidden gems” called Goudenhop, a highly hopped Belgian style imperial pale ale, and it is just wonderful. The building also features the drool-enticing Belgian themed café, where one can taste true Belgian frites with sides of truffle-soy aioli and mustard with Witte Ale and honey. Try the cheese and charcuterie platter with delectable goat cheeses, duck confit, and prosciutto. There is also the chicken cordon bleu crepe and the Three Philosophers ice cream to savor as well. If all of that hasn’t enticed you yet, the brewery also has a lot of summertime festivities . In August, Brewery Ommegang will again host the Belgium Comes to Cooperstown Festival. The brewery has also started hosting concerts on the scenic 136-acre land. This past summer featured concerts from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Wilco, and Bon Iver! While it is no secret that the beers offered from Brewery Ommegang are widely available in our area, a fresh Ommegang beer is always best, especially Hennepin. Leinhart agrees with this statement. “Many people like to age Hennepin, but I feel that it is best fresh; it is much more flavorful,” he noted.

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'Tis the Saison!

Beer: Hennepin Brewer: Brewery Ommegang Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale ABV: 7.70% Description: Brewery Ommegang’s Hennepin pours a golden straw color with a fluffy pure white head that recedes leaving a beautiful white lacing on the glass. The beer gives off very pleasing aromas of oranges, coriander, mild grassy hop aroma, and even a small amount of bubble gum aroma that is familiar to Belgian yeast strains. Fear not – Hennepin tastes as refreshing as it smells. The initial tastes are slightly tart and spicy, melding with wonderful carbonation. This is quickly followed with a wonderful sweetness and flavors of ginger, apples, spices, and the beautiful taste of Belgian yeast all coming together to dance on your taste buds. Hennepin’s light body and carbonation combine to cleanse the palate and leave behind the aftertaste of fruit and sweet spices. The standout characteristic with this beer is the dryness that is standard for the Saison style; this dryness gives the beer quite strong comparisons to champagne. Hennepin is a perfect example of the Saison style, which is quite the accomplishment for an American company, considering it is such a highly regarded Belgian style. Food pairing: The sweetness and spices within Hennepin make it a perfect beer for an afternoon barbecue. Another delightful trait of this beer is that it certainly holds its own with spicy or heavily fatty dishes that pack a wallop of flavor. Feel free to drink Hennepin alongside jerk chicken, any sort of Cajun dish, pork loin, or a delectable duck dinner; this beer can handle them all. Hennepin is also a great beer to pair with cheeses, especially those strong pungent cheeses, but a perfect match for this beer is the Humbolt Fog cheese by California’s Cypress Grove. The two together is absolutely sublime and make wonderful music together on your taste buds.

Is it worth trying? ABSOLUTELY! Hennepin is a true representation of the Belgian Saison style and is perfect for an introduction into Belgian beers. This beer is also a great one to choose even if you are new to the craft beer market. It is a perfect beer to have year round and with a wide variety of dishes, from the simple to the majestic. Hennepin is also a perfect beer for summer while cutting the lawn, which may seem like a dream now, given the frigid temperatures. However, the summer will be here before you know, at least I hope, so drink some Hennepin now and enjoy every last drop of this world class beverage and dream of warmer weather. Rating: W W W W W Where can I get it? Currently available in bottles at: Backyard Ale House, Scranton; Wegmans, Dickson City and Wilkes-Barre; Exit 190 Beer Deli, Dickson City; J & H 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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Some people may think they truly know beloved pop culture icons, from Ren and Stimpy and Spongebob to Yoda and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Well, a trio of artists in Scranton is giving fans a new spin on the wellknown figures that may change that perception. “Fanboy February,” an exhibit that opened Feb. 1 and runs through Feb. 23 at New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton), pays homage to several characters, all portrayed through various mediums of art and pieces that range from clean and modern to downright humorous. It all began last April when Kevin Callen and Shane Schilling, recent Keystone College graduates, were sitting in class discussing the fact that they needed to put a show like this together. “We’ve always been doodling and drawing stuff like this,” Schilling said. “It’s where we draw a lot of our inspiration from, whether it be the designers, whoever created the character itself, or the idea, color, or pattern. We needed to do an homage show and even poke fun at the things we love.” Gary Bird, a friend of Schilling’s, joined in and, together, the three produced a set of 33 pieces. Melanie Boisseau, curator at New Visions, said the exhibit just made sense. “We sell a lot of things that are in line with this show in our gift shop, like comics and video games. It was a perfect fit.” Another perfect fit is the artists themselves, who constantly cracked jokes and told funny stories about how the art came to be as they showed off the gallery

Schilling exerted super patience for this Superman piece, done with plywood, paint, and masking tape. the Wednesday before the show went up. “It was basically a three-hour endeavor of us just cursing and screaming,” Bird said of the work he and Schilling did on two paper towel dispensers-turned-“Invader Zim” characters. That project is just the beginning. Callen made several digital paintings, many of which he modeled after methods he learned in college. “I took a printmaking class and did woodblock prints, so these are my digital woodblock prints,” he said of his “Star Wars” and “Breaking Bad” pieces. Schilling’s most prized piece in the show is a large piece of plywood with the Superman symbol on it, a painting project that also involved the use of tape to make angular lines and squares. Bird pokes the most fun at the beloved characters, depicting Buzz and Woody from “Toy Story” as they would be when playtime has run out, and putting Spongebob Squarepants in compromising positions. There’s also Hulk Hogan and Jeff Goldblum, hipster style; a Sonic Screwdriver blueprint; and a mixed media “Fight Club” piece to be enjoyed. The guys hope everyone takes a lighthearted approach to the show and sees things in a new light afterward. “Even if you weren’t the biggest fan but knew of it, you might say, ‘Hmm, I never thought of it that way,’” Schilling said.

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Fanboy February: through Feb. 23, New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton). Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. Info: newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970.

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European animal testing ban sets the example I have never really understood animal testing for cosmetics and have always thought of it as cruel and unnecessary. So when I read about a new law that will go into effect next month that will ban animal testing, I was pretty happy. After decades of lobbying from animal rights groups, the law finally passed and will not allow anyone to sell cosmetic products and ingredients in the European Union (a combination of 27 countries in Europe). The EU will ban the import and sale of animal-tested cosmetics and beauty products. Any company that wishes to sell their products in the EU must not test on animals anywhere in the world. Once in effect, all toiletries and beauty products, from skin cream to toothpaste, will be included in the ban – that’s a lot of items. If you take a look at some of your toiletries and don’t see “not tested on animals,” then you are using products that have been tested on animals. Believe it or not, it’s actually hard to find products that haven’t used animals. This ban has been planned since early 2009; however, many animal activists were concerned that there would be a delay in the final decision to follow through with the ban. European Union Commissioner Tonio Borg wrote a letter to animal testing campaigners stating that the ban is due to go ahead as proposed and that he was “not planning to propose a postponement or derogation to the ban.”

The Body Shop, a cruelty-free retailer, and Cruelty Free International (a non-profit organization) have both played a major part in bringing this new ban to light. Cruelty Free International Chief Executive Michelle Threw was thrilled with the news of the ban and said, “This is truly a historic event and the culmination of over 20 years of campaigning. Now we will apply our determination and vision on a global stage to ensure that the rest of the world follows this lead.” Israel also passed a ban on animal testing earlier this year, and 55 other countries have signed a pledge supporting the end of animal testing on cosmetics, though it may not be easy to get everyone on board. China, one of the world’s largest markets, still demands animal testing as a safety precaution. According to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), Chinese companies are required by law to pay for testing before cosmetics can be released to the public. Even with half of the world not in agreement on animal testing, it’s still a big day for animals everywhere with the European Union setting an example. We can now look at the EU with envy, as they have recognized that we should not make animals suffer over something as ridiculous as beauty products. If you’re looking for crueltyfree products, visit peta.org for a list of all companies that don’t test on animals.

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Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, camppapillion.org) Adoption Days: • Feb. 10, 11 a.m.- 3p.m.,Petco, 3895 Dryland Way, Easton. • Feb. 24: 11 a.m. - 3p.m., Tractor Supply, Route 209, Brodheadsville.

Candy’s Place (570.714.8800) • 12th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 23, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Center for Cancer Wellness, 120 Welles St., Forty Fort. $20, 45-minute ride. Each cyclist will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments will be available. Complimentary mini massages will be given throughout the day. All proceeds from this event will benefit Candy’s Place and the Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholarship. Dance for Hope, A “Feeding Hope” Benefit for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month: Feb. 15, 9 p.m., Trax Platform Lounge, Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. $5, all proceeds go to National Eating Disorders Organization.

Pocono Polar Bear Plunge: Feb. 17, 1 p.m., Henning’s Pond, Albrightsville. Pre-register at Christian’s Restaurant (Route 940, Pocono Lake) or by calling 570.646.6600 no later than Feb. 12. $30 for swimmers; $1 for spectators. Excess revenue will be given to Make-A-Wish Foundation for Northeast Pennsylvania.

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. 17, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Tractor Supply, Rte. 209, Brodheadsville. Susan G. Komen for the Cure • The Pink Elegance on Parade fashion show: Feb. 24, 1 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, Scranton. Reservations first come, first serve and limited to the first 450 paid guests. Payment must be received in advance. Reservations by Feb. 9. $40, adults; $15, children. Info: 570.947.5852.

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Ss. Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church (135 River St., Olyphant) • “Learn How to Make Ukrainian PYSANKY”, the traditional Easter egg: Feb. 17, 24, 2-4 p.m., Parish Hall, 207 River Street, Olyphant. Reservations are required, $15.00 per class, supplies included. Open to adults and children, an adult must accompany the child, ages 9-12 years old. Reservations: 570.383.0319. 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 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. Unity of NEPA: A Spiritual Center (140 S. Grant St., Wilkes-Barre) • Saturday Evening Spiritual Cinema, “Finding Joe:” Feb. 9, 6:30 p.m.

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EVENTS Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net) • Annual Lenten pizza sale: Feb. 15, continuing every Friday during lent. Red and white-broccoli pizza available for pickup from 2-7 p.m. Orders can be placed on the day of the sale by calling 570.586.5726. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons: Feb. 10, 17, 24, 1-4 p.m. $10 per movie and lesson. Feb. 10, “The Tango Lesson”; Feb. 17, “Singin’ in the Rain”; Feb. 24, “Shall We Dance?” • Under the Big Top, After School Theatre Arts Show: Feb. 23, 11 a.m. $5. ❏ Kids Classes: • Mixed Media: Ages 5-8: Series 2, March 8, 15, 22, 29, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 9-12: Series 2, March 6, 13, 20, 27, 4-5:30 p.m.

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$40, four-class series. • Preschool Mixed Media: For ages 4 and 5. Series 2, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m. • Movement and Storytelling for Preschoolers: Ages 4 and 5. Series 2, April 3, 10, 17, 24, 10-10:45 a.m. • All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Feb. 8, 15, 22, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. 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, March 6, 13, 20. $60 for series of six consecutive classes or $15 drop-in.

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The Regal Room (216 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.489.1901) • Pre-Superbowl Party: Feb. 7, 7 p.m.-midnight. $20, reservations required. Buffet, cash bar and entertainment.

Lackawanna Home Builders Association • 2013 Home Showcase: Feb. 22, 5-9 p.m.; Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Luzerne Intermediate Unit No. 18 • “Looking Forward,” a free all-day career and academic planning event for students grades 8 through 12 and their parents: Feb. 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Misericordia University, Dallas. Misericordia University (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, misericordia.edu) • 22nd Annual Diversity Institute 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. • Multicultural Education Department “Dream Week:” Feb. 18, “The Taino: The Native Americans who Discovered Columbus,” 6-8 p.m., Mary Kintz Bevevino; “Conflict Resolution through Theater: Middle East Conflicts,’’ Feb. 20, 6-8 p.m., Henry Student Lounge; “Stonewall,’’ a film, Feb. 19, 7 p.m., Bevevino Library; “The Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya,’’ Feb. 21, 6-8 p.m., Bevevino Library. Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono) • Wedding vow renewal extravaganza: Feb. 14, 4 p.m. All participating couples asked to arrive by 3:30 p.m. Vows will be renewed in a group ceremony performed by non-denominational ordained minister, the Rev. Dr. Catherine Thayer, in Gypsies Nightclub.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) • The Great Backyard Bird Count: Feb. 16-17, 9a.m.-3 p.m. • Snowshoe Hike with GWVAS: Feb. 17, 1 p.m. Interested participants should contact hike leader & Conservation Volunteer John Jakoby to register at 570.474.5884. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Free Darkroom Day: Feb. 9, 12-6 p.m. Space is limited and usage will be on a first come first serve basis. Noxen Volunteer Fire Co. (Stull Road, Noxen) • Breakfast buffet: Feb. 17, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. $8, adults; $4, children 12 and under.

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, waverlycomm.org) • Valentine’s Open House Workshop for Children: Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.-noon. $5 per family donation at the door. 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: • 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. • Lattimer Massacre, A Radio Play: A Chapter Out of Luzerne County History with speaker William Bachman, Assistant Professor of Communications, Penn State Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 26, 4 p.m., Marts 214. • Allan Hamilton Dickson Spring Writers Series: 7 p.m., Kirby Salon. Feb. 7, Stephanie Powell Watts; Feb. 21, David Wyatt. 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 County Chamber Of Commerce • Educational Luncheon: Feb. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., The Fireplace Restaurant, Tunkhannock. Reservations: Deborah, 570.875.8325 or deborah@wyccc.com.

LEARNING Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio: 123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, gcraybart-artworks.com. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com):

Teen and Adult Classes and Workshops • Wet & Wild: Watermedia Painting: Series II: March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 6-8 p.m. $100. • Drawing workshops with Nina Davidowitz at ArtWorks: Beyond the Stick Figure, Part I, with Nina Davidowitz, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6-8 p.m., $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. Ballroom Dancing taught by Joanne and Ed Samborski, certified members of Dance Educators of America. 570.785.9459. Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Info: Rick Evans, 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea, 570.823.5957. Brown Barn Café (100 Overbrook Road, Shavertown, 570.674.9787) • Chef for a Day: Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m. Children 5-12. $15, includes $5 gift certificate to the café. Must pre-register. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. Info: 570.820.0469, bekshev@yahoo.com or www.artistvs.com. Everhart Museum: 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhartmuseum.org. Harris Conservatory for the Arts: 545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673. Math Tutoring and Coaching Highly qualified and experienced teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching, homework help. Individuals/groups. Open all week. Ongoing enrollment. Call 570.899.5576, e-mail sibut4710@aol.com. Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com) NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstra-

tions/programs/workshops. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Membership open. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre: 409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com. 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 • Oil Painting: Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:308:30 p.m. $72, member; $80, non-member; $60, senior member; $65, 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, 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. Private Voice Lessons Mon.-Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/ musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info. Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers: 210 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636, acrane@rmsides.com. Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759. Taylor Community Library (710 South Main St., Taylor, 570.562-1234) • Photo Scanning Day for “Old Forge and Moosic,” an upcoming Arcadia history book: Feb. 9, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Info: Margo Azzarelli, 570.346.6179. Wyoming Valley Art League

• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

SOCIAL GROUPS AA Intergroup NEPA: Info: aaintergroupnepa.org, 570.654.0488 Alcohol Anonymous: Wilkes-Barre, Kingston, Nanticoke, Dallas, Forty Fort. Various dates and times. Info: 570.288.9892. Allied Services • Stroke Support Group: Feb. 7, 4:30 p.m., Rose Brader Dining Room, Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., WilkesBarre Township. Info: 570.826.3895. • PROUD – People Regardless Of Our Disabilities: Feb. 7, noon, Rose Brader Dining Room, Heinz Rehab Hospital, 150 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre Township. Info: 570.826.3895. Better Breathers Club: Second Tuesday of every month, 6:30 p.m., GeisingerCommunity Medical Center, Professional Building Auditorium (316 Colfax Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.969.8986. 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. 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. • Community Forum: Feb. 7, 2 p.m. Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call 570.829.1341 for details/ meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.822.7118 ext. 307. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Info: 610.393.8098. Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA . Info: wvhsnetwork.webs.com or Julie Lemardy, jmlemardy@gmail.com . Expanded listings at theweekender.com. W

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Penn State Wilkes-Barre (Rte. 115, Lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.psu.edu) • 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

Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, scrantonculturalcenter.org) • Yoga Dance Party, with Mission Yoga with DJ Vinz: Feb. 7, yoga workshop 7 p.m., dance party 8 p.m. $10, workshop and party; $5, party only.

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Robbie Vanderveken | Special to the Weekender

‘The Cave’ is a puzzle game that keeps players on their toes.

'The Cave' worth exploring Recently, there has been a real renaissance in adventure games, partly because of the smash success of Telltale’s “The Walking Dead” game. “The Cave,” a new downloadable game from Double Fine Productions, has one of the best pedigrees in adventure games, as it comes from the mind of Ron Gilbert (creator of “Monkey Island” and “Maniac Mansion”). Double Fine is known for quirky games with hilarious dialogue and interesting innovation, and “The Cave” doesn’t disappoint. At its core, it is an adventure game in which the player can control three out of seven different characters as they explore a mysterious cave while solving various puzzles. One thing that makes this game different from most adventure games is that it’s not a pointand-click game; it’s a side-scrolling 2D platforming game. The controls are pretty good and make it easy to navigate for the most part, but the jumping feels a bit odd; it’s floaty and can be hard to get used to. I did a lot of falling and sticking to thing I didn’t want to, but I didn’t get too overly frustrated. The puzzles and exploration in this game are very interesting because there are seven characters in sections of the game that can only be accessed by certain characters. The map does not change, so you have to be able to navigate through the world with every character. Another neat thing is there are two different endings with each character, so you are going to want to play the The Cave Systems: PSN, XBLA, Wii U Nintendo eShop Genre: Adventure Publisher: SEGA Developer: Double Fine Productions Release Date: Jan. 22, 2013

game six times to see everything. I really like solving puzzles, and some of the puzzles in this game were really outstanding. The cave itself is alive, a sentient being, and it is even the narrator of the story. And this is no ordinary living cave – it contains several different types of themes, such as mansions, deserts, carnival, science labs, and much more. One really neat thing that I noticed about the level design is that there were no load screens; the game is one seamless map from what I played. There were a few frame rate drops and some choppiness here and there, but I didn’t once see the screen went black or when the game loaded a new area. The game offers seven playable characters, and you play a team of three at a time. You can swap them out on the fly to get through each area. Each character has a back-story, so the game can be very different based on who you choose on your team. There are several character types, such as a knight, a hillbilly, a scientist, and a time traveler, and they can each do different things. Each individual ability can be very handy in reaching new areas. “The Cave” is a very interesting and often hilarious puzzle solving game. It’s not quite up to par with “Monkey Island,” but it’s still pretty memorable. For under $15, there isn’t much more you could want in a fun little downloadable title. If you are looking for a quirky pick-up-andplay adventure game, then you definitely need to give the cave a try. It might just spelunk its way into your heart.

-Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at rvanderveken @timesleader.com.

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SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) This week, don your dreams. Think back to childhood, when wearing superhero underwear made you feel exactly that mighty. Your fantasy selves haven’t changed much; they still happily pursue careers as cowboys, rock stars, and astronauts. Exercise your secret self this week. Make a pair of spurs into cufflinks, wear rock star sunglasses, or just keep a bit of freeze-dried ice cream in your desk to remind you to invoke, frequently, the bravado and strength of your invented identity. After taming the Wild West, singing aloud before legions of screaming teenagers, and conquering Mars, whatever “real life” throws at you will be a snap. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) 10 percent of Valentine’s Day merchandise is purchased by people for themselves. That they were so hoodwinked by corporate holidaymakers and sadly embarrassed about their singlehood to buy stuff to save face is tragic. Still, despite their pathetic motivation, the thought isn’t so bad. This week, send yourself the love letter you richly deserve – but do yourself a favor and make it something more meaningful and real than a cheesy heartshaped card, and do it not to impress others (it can be our little secret, in fact), but simply to deliver the goods you really shouldn’t have to wait any longer for. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) The Nazca Lines lie in the Peruvian desert, in the shadow of the Andes Mountains. Although ancient, they weren’t discovered until relatively recently because the images they form can only be seen from high altitudes. Why the Nazca drew these giant pictures – geometric shapes and animals, like a 150-foot spider and a 440-foot condor – will always remain a mystery. My guess is they had a rather keen grasp of the “big picture” concept, unlike you lately. Up close, those lines don’t look like much. But from a couple thousand feet up – or a few steps back, in your case – what was created is obvious, even if the “why” of it remains a mystery. It’s not your usual style to hop a flight just so you can look down, but that might be just what you need. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The injectable drug known as Botox, a diluted form of the toxin that causes botulism, paralyzes the muscles of the face, erasing wrinkles. In certain social circles, it’s now exceedingly rare to spot a woman over the age of 35 with the ability to look angry. Why sacrifice emotional expressiveness for the appearance of youth? And why is zombie-faced beauty preferable to the elegant lines of a gracefully aged person? Is attracting someone to a frozen

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS Axl Rose Feb. 6 1962 Steve Nash Feb. 7, 1974 Creed Bratton Feb. 8, 1943 Mia Farrow Feb. 9, 1945 Chloe Moretz Feb. 10, 1997 Or Elizabeth banks 1974 SARAH PALIN (pictured) Feb. 11, 1964 Robert Griffin III Feb. 12, 1990

half-version of you what you really want? What happens when they find out? What are you sacrificing to preserve your illusions? Is the price really worth it? These are things worth thinking about this week. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Although it appears to the outside world that you’ve uncharacteristically put aside your unswerving lust for freedom in favor of significant encumbrance, I know the truth. What’s actually happening is that you’ve learned to see that deeper freedoms are available to those who are willing to sacrifice some of the ones they didn’t feel like partaking in anyway. For instance, choosing monogamy (to the right person, anyway) could free you in so many ways that you’d never regret losing the chance to date or sleep with other people, and the intimacy you found there could ultimately free you to explore potential you’ve never had the safety to open up to before. What other aspects of your life could benefit from a similar change of perspective, one that allows you to pursue your dearest goals in a totally new way? TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’ve only got so much ego currency to spend before you run out, collapsing in a self-pitying heap. Even you notoriously self-contained Bulls, who tend to invest more of your self-worth in what you do than what people think of you, need occasional validation from those you love. At the rate you’ve tolerated mischievous ribbing and (sometimes not so playful) disrespect lately, your self-image is going to have to file for bankruptcy before winter is through. Don’t go there. Instead, tighten the purse strings of your self-

esteem by sticking up for yourself, or dishing it out as well as you take it, until the compliments start flowing again. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) No one knows better than you that a straight line forms the shortest distance between two points. You’re notorious for finding shortcut solutions to almost any problem (like your white trash laundry substitute (a spritz of air freshener). However, as I’m sure you’ve discovered (about the time your date started crinkling her nose and saying, “What’s that smell?”), the shortest path isn’t always the quickest or best. Before you cut any more corners this week, ask yourself: “What’s the rush?” Is being the first to arrive at your destination worth the ripped jeans, the splattered shoes, the besmirched reputation? You might just be better off taking the long way around. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You’ve accidentally stumbled onto God’s private orchard, seeded from the tree that tempted Eve. What an amazing, luscious, abundant paradise! Damn, this is better than any old Garden of Eden anyway. Here you have not only juicy red Apples of Knowledge, but sweet Peaches of Public Sex, Cherries of Newly Awakened Lust, Grapes of Wrath-born Passion, and sticky Pineapples of Kinky Martyrdom. But don’t stop there. Show us why taboo-crunching should be left to true artists like you: Instead of settling for a merely delicious forbidden feast of illicit, intoxicating fruits, dip them in chocolate first. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22)

When a breeze spins a windmill and generates power, it doesn’t do so with any intention. Yet its existence has a potent, tangible effect. You’re like the wind. A lot of the ripples you make in the world happen simply because of who and what you are, Leo. You don’t have to think or try – just be. That’s not to say you shouldn’t live your life with intention and pursue your goals and aspirations. Of course you should! Just don’t underestimate the impact and effect you can have by just showing up. It’s pretty damn powerful. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your knack for winning people over is uncanny. I’ve seen it; you tease them with that winsome smile, maybe flash a dimple… Oh no, wait, that’s Libra. You get people to take your side with compelling, well-reasoned arguments… Hang on, that’s Aquarius. Come to think of it, how exactly are you supposed to get the help you require? Sadly, none of your native skills are going to cut it this week. That doesn’t mean it’s out of your grasp, though. Resign yourself to the fact that making a list or alphabetizing your buddy’s CD collection won’t be enough and get creative and do what will be. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You were doing so well. You thought you were going to make it this week. But right near the end, you slipped up. You fell off the wagon. Luckily, you didn’t break anything, and hardly anyone noticed before you were able to run and catch up and climb back on. But you noticed, and the fallout’s going to haunt you for absolutely ages. Except – you lucky fool – it hasn’t happened yet. Assuming I got to you early enough, let my prediction encourage you to hang on to the sides of whatever wagon it is you’re on this week. You’ll get to wherever you’re headed a lot quicker if you do. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) If I were you, I’d bet on Always Finishes Last (despite his 500 to 1 odds), rather than wasting money on the first place favorite. You’re not any more (or less) likely to win, choosing the long shot, but at the moment, your psychic health depends on banking on the exception to the rule. Put your cash on the horse that’s one lost race away from the glue factory. Whether or not such farfetched faith pays out for you in the end is almost irrelevant; the act of investing money, time, or energy in the least likely but most deserving choice will reap rich spiritual rewards, guaranteed to pay out much more than you put in.

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150 Special Notices Adopting your newborn is our dream. Security & love await. Expenses paid Jackie and Ivan 1-800-380-8959

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509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

150 Special Notices

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IF YOU’RE NOT SELLING YOUR JUNK VEHICLES AND HEAVY EQUIPMENT TO

FOSTER PARENT(S) NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for teens or sibling groups. Compensation, training, and 24 hour on-call support provided. Please call FRIENDSHIP HOUSE (570) 342-8305 x 2058. Compensation up to $1200.00 per month per child.

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548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

FORD ’95 F150

310

Attorney Services

DIVORCE No Fault $295 divorce295.com Atty. Kurlancheek 800-324-9748 W-B

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Ecumenical Enterprises Inc. d/b/a Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center

RN

Wound Nurse

Administrative Position Full-time Salaried Position (80 hours. bi-weekly)

MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR Seeking individual for office position in areas of estimating, purchasing, submittals, change orders, computers, etc. This individual should have experience in the construction field, office experience is not necessary. Comprehensive benefits package.

E.O.E.

*Long term care and wound experience preferred* Competitive salary and benefit package. Our benefits include paid vacation, holiday, personal days, up to $1500/yearly. college tuition reimbursement, health insurance, life insurance, long-term disability and pension plan. Apply on line at: https://home.eease.com/recruit/?id=3840741 Email resume – hr@meadowsnrc.com Or apply in person @

Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 4 East Center Hill Road Dallas PA 18612 e.o.e.

406

ATVs/Dune Buggies

TOMAHAWK`11

4x4. 1 Owner. 91K. 4.9 engine, auto. Runs great. New paint, stake body with metal floor. 570-675-5046. Leave message, will return call.

NOW $3,995

ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

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536

IT/Software Development

IT/Software Development

412 Autos for Sale

FORD ‘08 FOCUS SE

Silver, black interior. 4 door sedan. Power windows and locks, CD. 104k highway miles. Runs excellent. $7200 negotiable. 570-578-9222

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘02 FOCUS WAGON

4 cylinder, auto. Highway miles. Like New!!!! $2,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

536

IT/Software Development

A division of LDP Inc. LDP Inc is currently accepting applications for the full-time position:

NETWORK ENGINEER It would be a plus for the candidates to have experience, knowledge, and qualifications (preferred but not necessary) in: • Setup, repair and maintenance of PC workstations, printers, and other computer equipment • Implementation and maintenance of applications and device servers • Design, configuration, monitoring, and maintenance of networks & printers • Preventative maintenance and fault isolation • Addition and deletion of users • Maintain up-to-date expertise in the operation and application of standard computer software variety of commonly used hardware and software • In-state travel required • Three Plus years of hands-on experience in installing and supporting networking systems • Degree Preferences: Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent work experience • Certification Preferences: MCSE or MCP • Configuration and maintenance of Microsoft Windows server and desktop operating systems • Windows Server Active Directory knowledge • Experience in Administration of IBM Lotus Notes

Salary is commensurate with qualification. A full benefits package is being offered, including health, life, disability insurance, 401(K), paid holidays, sick days, personal days, vision, and tuition reimbursement. Qualified candidates may forward a cover letter/resume with salary requirements to:

Leader Services

PO Box O, Hazleton, PA 18201 Fax:(570) 454-1310 Email: hrdept@leaderservices.com Visit us at: www.leaderservices.com LDP, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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412 Autos for Sale

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

288-8995

‘94 Mitsubishi Gallant. Runs good. $1,800 ‘90 GMC Pickup with Plow. $1,995 ‘96 F150 Pickup. auto, runs good. $2,495 Pontiac ‘96 Grand Prix. White, air, power windows & brakes, 4 door, runs good, 106K. $2,500 ‘96 Buick Skylark 4 door, automatic, air, all power options, 81K $2,595 ‘01 Ford Taurus SES 4 door, air, power doors & windows. $2,850 ‘03 Ford Windstar LX, 6 cylinder, auto, air, all power options. $2,995 ‘02 Hyundai Accent. 4 door, 4 cylinder, 75K, air, auto. $3,495 ‘04 Chevy Impala 4 door, air, power windows. $3,995 ‘03 Ford Windstar LX 6 cylinder, auto, air, all power options, 95K $3,995 Cadillac ‘94 Fleetwood Limo, ex-cellent condition, 40K. $4,500 93 UD Tow Truck with wheel lift. 64k. $8,995 ‘04 Nissan Armada, 7 passenger. 4wd. Excellent condition. $10,900 ‘09 Mercedes GL450, 7 passenger. Too many options to list. 30K miles. Garage kept. Cream puff. $42,500

Junk Cars, Used Cars & Trucks wanted. Cash paid. 574 -1275

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412 Autos for Sale

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

WANTED!

CHEVROLET `76 PICKUP 4 Cylinder

ALL JUNK CARS! CA$H PAID

570-301-3602

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $30,000. Call 570-825-6272

Very Good Condition! NEW PRICE $1,500. 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

439

Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

MERCURY ‘03 SABLE

Leather, Sunroof, One Owner. Like New $3,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘04 COLORADO SPORT

5 speed, 2WD, Like New, 1 Owner Truck $4,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

SAAB ‘02 9/5 WAGON

5 speed, sun roof, leather. Like brand new $4,495. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

SATURN `01 LW CD player, alarm system, power door locks, power windows, front wheel drive. $120,617 miles. Asking $3,000. 570-736-6082

TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

DODGE ‘04 DURANGO FORD ‘02

Leather, Sunroof. Like New! $5,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

Motorcycles

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER

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1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘05 SILVERADO 2WD

Auto, V8. Like New! $5,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

CHEVY ‘99 2500 4X4

Utility body with plow. One Owner $5,995 Call For Details! 570-696-4377

INTERNATIONAL `05 4300 BOX TRUCK

18’, automatic, lift gate. GVW 17,000. Unladen weight 9,100. $15,500. 570-760-3226 570-735-4788

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER XLT 4X4 3rd row seat.

VERY NICE SUV! $4,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

FORD ‘03 F150

2WD. Extra Cab, Long Box. BARGAIN PRICE $3,995. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

HYUNDAI ‘02 SANTA FE 4X4

1 OWNER. EXTRA CLEAN! $4,995 570-696-4377

1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

NISSAN ‘95 KING CAB 4X4, auto. Good

work truck $1,495. Call For details! 570-696-4377

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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1518 8th Street Carverton, PA Near Francis Slocum St. Park

SATURN ‘04 VUE

Front wheel drive, 4 cylinder, 5 speed, sunroof, clean, clean SUV! $4,495. Call For Details! 570-696-4377

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BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Would you like to deliver newspapers as an Independent Contractor under an agreement with

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Operate your own business with potential profits of up to $900.00 _________ per month.

Routes Currently Available: SHAVERTOWN MOTOR ROUTE

Harris Hills Rd. • Echo Valley Trailer Park Manor Rd. • Butternut Rd. • Green Rd. 250 Daily Papers • 300 Sunday Papers $1,200 Monthly Profit

HUNLOCK CREEK/SHICKSHINNY MOTOR ROUTE 1st Lane • Benscoter Av • Callendar Rd. Golf Course Rd. • Gravel Rd. • Main Rd. Talcott Rd. • Grassy Pond Rd. 197 Daily Papers • 243 Sunday Papers $1,400 Monthly Profit

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460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY

472

Auto Services WANTED

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

518 Customer Support/Client Care

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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522

Education/ Training

ChildCare Teachers Needed at our

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

MECHANIC Diesel and/or tractor trailer mechanic needed for Bloomsburg, Berwick area. Class C driver’s license needed, CDL preferred. Must have 2+ years exp., clean driving record, and your own tools. Preemployment drug screen and DOT physical required. Comp. wages, + benefit package incl. BC/BS, 401k, uniforms, paid vacation. STTC is an equal opportunity employer. Contact Brandon at: bandrews@sttc.com Service Tire Truck Centers.

542

Logistics/ Transportation

Drivers: Home Nightly Hazleton, PA Dedicated Run. New Higher Pay! CDL-A, 1 year Exp. Required. Estenson Logistics.Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

Wilkes-Barre, Dallas & LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... Mountain Top

506 Administrative/ Clerical

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Full time/Part time

for busy personal injury law practice. Excellent organizational, communication, writing, typing and dictation skills a must. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume in confidence to: Law Offices of Eugene D. Sperazza sperazzalaw@ sperazzalaw.com

518 Customer Support/Client Care

rounding areas. Full or part time. Call after 5pm 570-825-3932

533

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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SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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

DENTAL SECRETARY/ASSISTANT

THE NOXEN HEALTH CENTER IN NOXEN, PA, HAS A FULLTIME DENTAL SECRETARY/ ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE. HOURS ARE 8:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M., MON THRU FRIDAY. FULL BENEFIT PACKAGE. PLEASE GO TO WWW.RHCNEPA.COM FOR FURTHER DETAILS REGARDING THIS POSITION Shopping for a new apartment? Classified lets you compare costs without hassle or worry! Get moving with classified! 551

Other

ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER

Responsible for the day-to-day administration and implementation of those policies, procedures and programs that will assure a well managed well maintained property.The Assistant Property Manager will be assigned to specified action areas at the discretion of the Property Manager and/or Sr.Property Manager.Post Available Full/Part-Time Send resume charles.solinsky@ aol.com

554

Production/ Operations

548 Medical/Health

KMS FAB LLC

• • • • • •

Caretaker Aide Med-Tech Housekeeping PT Cooks Administrator Part Time Pittston/ Scranton Area Fax Resume To 570-341-5092 Or Apply At: 51 N Main Pittston 218 N. Main Ave Scranton, Pa

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Has immediate openings for the positions listed below. -Turret Punch Press Operators -Laser Operators

554

FORK TRUCK OPERATORS

We know jobs are few and far between right now, but we have some. If you have a solid work history, reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and have a drug free lifestyle then we want to hear from you. We are currently looking for experienced fork truck operators that have picking, receiving, loading and unloading experience. In particular we would also like for you to have stand-up fork truck experience, know how to use a scanner and have done these jobs for at least 1 year. So if you’re taking time to read this ad we have jobs, and apparently you need one, so let’s make this a TEAM effort and get you started. Please contactMonday - Friday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM: 714-5955

610

Business Opportunities

DELI & GIFT SHOP

Includes appliances fixtures, gifts....$20k 570-262-5202

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

To place your ad call...829-7130

708

Our Pittston Facility, in the Centerpoint Industrial Park, is looking for 3rd shift Forklift Operators to work Sunday 7:00 pm - 5:30 am and Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday nights from 5 pm to 3:30 am. The Pay Rate is $12.75 per hour plus a $.50 cent 3rd shift differential and a competitive benefits package. Must have forklift and clamp experience. Please email resumes to: cskutnick@ kaneisable.com

569 Security/ Protective Services

kbrunges@kmspa.com

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600 FINANCIAL

700 MERCHANDISE

Please email your resume to: Or fill out an application at KMS, FAB, LLC. 100 Parry Street Luzerne, PA 18709 E.O.E

710

Production/ Operations

SECURITY OFFICERS

Join Vector Security Patrol and become a name on a winning team. We have career opportunities for Armed Security Officers (Act 235 required) Part-time 2nd shift Fri & Sat hours in Drums. Previous security experience a plus! 800-682-4722 E.O.E

Antiques & Collectibles

COLLECTOR SPOONS 18 different ones, must take all $30. 570-696-1927 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

710

Appliances

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 Whirlpool, heavy duty, $150 Tappan gas range $200. 655-0795

Appliances

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

726

Clothing

BOOTS/Ugg Pink tall classic size 5 Excellent condition. $55. 570-760-3942

742

Furnaces & Heaters

OIL TANKS (2)

275 gallon indoor oil tanks. Very good condition. Converted to gas. $125. each. Call 570-760-2793

744

Furniture & Accessories

CEDAR CHEST , Caswell Runyan Co. 85 years old, very ornate, perfect condition $100. 570-675-5723 CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. 570-675-5046 DESK, corner, computer. Great shape. O’Sullivan-Sauder. Lots of storage and shelves. $45 OBO can email pics. 570-477-2281

754

Machinery & Equipment

SNOW THROWER. Simplicity. Lg 16HP with electric start. Excellent, just tuned. $400. 570-885-5858

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275

Line up a place to live in classified! WINE BARREL. French Oak. Beautiful condition. 60 gal. $100 885-5858

758 Miscellaneous

ATTENTION VENDORS Accent items,

ceramics, baskets, holiday items, glasses, much more. ALL EXCELLENT PRICES AND IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. 570-675-5046 after 5:30 P.M. CAGE, Ferret, $100. TIRES, (4) Goodyear Wrangler, $100. CABINET, Computer, $30, MICROWAVE, Amana, $20, CABINET, 10 gun. $150 570-545-7006 DVD 25 assorted movies,Happy Gilmore, The Day After Tomorrow, Original Bad News Bears, Ladder 49, The Mummy, BUG, Jennifer, Any Which Way You Can $30. The Walking Dead complete first season (2 Discs) $10. The Walking Dead complete 2nd season (4 Discs) $15. 570-852-1636

570-301-3602

CALL US! TO JUNK YOUR CAR BEST PRICES IN THE AREA

CA$H

ON THE

$POT,

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

774

Restaurant Equipment

BEER COOLERS 4 door & 2 door. Other bar equipment available. Going out of business. Call between 11-4 570-459-6017

776 Sporting Goods CART BAGS. Callaway nylon. 1 nylon $100, 1 leather, $50. GOLF CLUBS, (4) $10-$20. Call for details 885-5858

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV STAND

for TV’s up to 32”. light oak, 2 shelves. Holds 100 DVD’s and 160 CD’s. Measures 30” high, 32” wide, 20” deep. Good condition, $50.. 19” color TV with remote and DVD/VCR combo also available. $90. for all 3 pieces. Call 570-814-9574

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise VINYL RECORDS Buying old rock & albums & 45’s. 50’s, 60’s & 70’s 774-535-2268

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P&C LICENSED SERVICE REP Nanticoke and sur-

Locations. CALL 570-905-3322 ASK FOR LAKE GEMZIK OR EMAIL RESUME TO: LGEMZIK@ BUILDINGBLOCKS LEARNINGCENTER.COM

548 Medical/Health

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906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

EXETER

PLYMOUTH

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE 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.

BACK MOUNTAIN AREA

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

Corner lot. Carport & 1 1/2 car garage detached. Gas heat, vinyl siding, 1 1/2 baths. Enclosed side porch. $89,000 570-779-5438 Leave Message.

WYOMING 369 Monument Ave.

New listing. Out of flood zone. 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, living & dining rooms, kitchen. Includes stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, stackable washer & dryer, central air on 1st floor. Large lot with shed. $87,500. 570-693-2717

Apartments/ Unfurnished

DUPONT SPACIOUS

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

Completely Remodeled 3 bedroom. Home in a great neighborhood. Includes refinished hardwood and new tile floors, new bathroom and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Gas heat, nice yard and porches. $74,900 Call (570)654-1490

Small 2 bedroom, water included $500/mo. + security.

PITTSON

Small 1 bedroom, all included, no electric. $500/month + security.

HANOVER TWP.

3 bedroom $600/ month + utilities. 1 bedroom, 3rd floor. $375/month + utilities. Security. No Pets 570-406-1061

FORTY FORT

2nd floor, Wyoming Avenue, 2 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, tile bath, stove & fridge furnished, washer/dryer hook up. Heat, public water, sewer & recycling furnished by landlord. Use of attic, yard & porches. Good location, off street parking. No pets. 1 year lease & security. $675. 570-655-0530

HANOVER TOWNSHIP

941

2nd floor 2 bedroom, 1 bath. Near 81 & Pa Turnpike. Walk-in closet. Appliances,washer dryer, water, sewer included $625/mo offstreet parking. 570-441-4807 cmdraus@ptd.net

EDWARDSVILLE

Ground floor, 1 bedroom. W/w carpeting, washer/dryer hookup, fridge included. Porch. $375 month plus utilities and security. No Pets. Credit and background check. Not approved for Section 8. 570-779-5218

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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

HARVEYS LAKE

2 bedroom , wall to wall carpet, appliances, Lake rights. Off street parking. No pets. Lease, security and references. 570-639-5920

JENKINS TWP

Main Street. 2 bedroom. $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

KINGSTON

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

FORTY FORT

2nd floor, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, no pets, Living & dining rooms, new eat in kitchen. $650/ month + utilities, 1st, last & security. (570)706-5586

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

944

Commercial Properties

KINGSTON

3029 South Main St

NANTICOKE

PITTSTON

FORTY FORT SINGLE HOME 3 bedroom.

15 EAST WALL ST. 2 story, 2 bedroom, 1.25 bath. Nicely updated. 4 car driveway, large yard, vinyl siding and some new windows. Move-in ready! $72,500. Call Kelly 570-592-7905

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35 STARK ST 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.

Apartments/ Unfurnished

EDWARDSVILLE

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED!

Custom built 3,785 sq. ft. spacious home on 2.68 acres in sought after Back Mountain area of Luzerne County, PA. Minutes to local hospitals and schools. 4 bedrooms 3.5 baths, 2nd Master Suite on 1st Floor with living room and kitchen perfect for in-laws, nanny, or home business. A must see for an unbeatable price of $449,000. Call Shawn at (570) 352-7425 to schedule an appt. www.InfoTube.net/ 252208

941

PLAINS floor - 3

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

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

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

CHARMING & SPACIOUS

6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd & 3rd floor. Ample closets. Washer / dryer hook-up. Reduced $560 month + utilities, security & lease. No Pets. 570-793-6294

WEST WYOMING

932 Shoemaker Ave. 1 bedroom, 1st floor, carpet, private drive. Gas heat, fridge, stove, washer/dryer hookup. $430 + utilities & security. No pets. 570-693-4226

WILKES-BARRE

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Heat, hot water, electricity, stove, refrigerator & off street parking included. $540/ month + $540 security. 1 year lease. No pets. 570-779-2258

ONE BEDROOM apt. Newly remodeled, off street parking, no pets, nonsmoking. $500. /mo. includes water. Call 570-394-7642 for more info.

WILKES-NARRE NORTH END

17 Thompson St. 2nd floor. Good neighborhood. Close to Cross Valley & Public Square. 6 rooms, bath, stove refrigerator available, washer & dryer hookup in basement. Enclosed shared back yard. Off street parking. Security deposit, references, credit & criminal background check required. No pets. Heat & hot water included. $625/mo. 570-825-0151

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MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

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

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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Two ultra large 1 bedroom apartments. Hardwood floors, off street parking, sliding doors to deck, skylights, washer/ dryer on 2nd floor. Designer double sink bathrooms + powder rooms. White fenced yard, air & gas heat. $650 & $730 570-881-4993

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

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

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’s rent. 570 693-5858

WYOMING

Lovely large 1st floor 1 bedroom, small computer room, large living & dining rooms, kitchen, stove, new refrigerator & washer/ dryer. Full basement & deck. Parking, handicap accessible. No pets or smoking. $595/ month + utilities. References & 1 month security. 570-709-9202 772-465-9592 570-693-3963

WYOMING

Second floor two bedroom, hardwood floors, new windows, new full bath, living room, kitchen with breakfast nook, laundry room, large storage area. No pets. $600 + utilities. Call 693-3125.

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

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

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3 bedroom, 1.5 baths, separate laundry area. Large yard. Off street parking. $700/ month + security & utilities & garbage. 570-466-0401 570-655-6475

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PLYMOUTH

3 bedrooms. Newly remodeled with yard & large patio. Washer & dryer hookup, wall to wall carpeting. $600/ month & deposit required. Section 8 O.K. 570-991-2364 or 570-760-0175


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

PLYMOUTH

Shawnee Ave. 3 bedrooms, back yard, basement. $585/month + utilities and sewer. 570-357-0712 PLYMOUTH

VERY CLEAN LIVING SPACE:

Remodeled spacious 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $750 plus utilities. Sewer included. We are looking for reliable trustworthy people to rent clean living space. CLOSE TO WYOMING VALLEY WEST HIGH SCHOOL. 570-855-8781

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

953 Houses for Rent EXETER Beautiful magnificent Cape Cod style home. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, finished lower level, 2 car garage with a rear deck area. Master bedroom and bath on first floor, new carpets, recently painted, hardwood & tile floors, granite counters & stainless steel appliances in kitchen. Gas heat. $1500 per/ month. 570-479-6722

KINGSTON

MARKET STREET 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, stove fridge, w/d hookup. Off-street parking. $650/ month plus utilities & security. Call 570-822-4177

PLYMOUTH

2 bedroom Home Off street parking Pet friendly for small dog or cat $550/month Deposit required Utilities extra 779-2597

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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

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Digital Sales Specialist Searching for a resourceful, highly motivated and experienced Digital Media Sales Specialist. The ideal candidate will be able to further develop and help grow revenues for all digital media products associated with Impressions Media including online advertising, Web Design, Search (SEO), Social Media, E-Mail Marketing, Video and Mobile solutions. The ability to lead a new business development initiative and a persistent, professional business attitude will be critical to success This role will incorporate mentoring the existing advertising sales staff in digitial media solutions and meeting or exceeding revenue targets. The ideal candidate will have proven track record of selling and leading the digtial sales efforts. Job Description: • Act as the company’s digital sales expert in the complete suite of digital products including display, video and Small Business Solutions • Assist with the training of sales reps for all digital products. • Assist other sales reps in creating comprehensive marketing programs for clients. • Attend client meetings and assist with presentations. This will require a majority of time spent out in the field. • Identify and generate new digital sales opportunities. This will require a majority of time spent out in the field. Required Skills/Experience: • Applicant must have digital media experience to be considered. • Proven track record of knowledge of online sales offerings • Technically savvy and proficient with sophisticated digital advertising programs • The ability to sell a comprehensive marketing solution including multiple products • A hunter mentality to generate new business • Exceptional communication skills • Solid prospecting and closing skills • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment

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