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The mighty beasts are frozen in action at the Crystal Cabin Fever event which takes place in Lakeville in the Poconos.

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Ice artist Jeff Kaiser cuts through his frozen material as he begins to shape one of the bars at Damenti’s Restaurant in Drums.

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Dinosaurs of all sorts are part of the ‘ice age’ taking place in Lakeville.

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his weekend you can straddle Batman’s motorcycle, pet a dinosaur or sit like Caesar on a throne that looks like it belongs in the Coliseum. • You can pretend to steer Fred Flintstone’s car, too. Or maybe give Thor a hug. Or pose with Aquaman, the Silver Surfer or The Riddler. • Just so you know, all these entities will be crafted from ice. • To find the sparkling “Sub-Zero Superheroes,” as well as the villains who try to thwart them at every turn, head to the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. Through Monday you can roam the downtown streets and look for Ironman, Captain America, Wonder Woman, Cyclops, Poison Ivy, even Lois Lane and Clark Kent. If that sounds like the line-up from your favorite comic books, you’re in luck. A comic convention is set for10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Clarks Summit Elementary School, and there will be a Heroes and Subs Superhero Luncheon from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Ramada Hotel. The festival also includes plenty of music and food, juggling and, from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, horseand-carriage rides that will leave from the Clarks Summit Borough Building. “It turns out to be a huge festival of fun with all kinds of things,” festival chair Barry Kaplan

said. “But ice is the magic. Ice is the anchor, and ice is the star.” From noon to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday you can watch artists turn blocks of ice into intricate sculptures, and some pre-made sculptures will be set up this afternoon, Laura Ancherani of the Abington Business and Professional Association said. For more frozen fun, you can visit Lakeville, where the Sculpted Ice Works on Route 590 is hosting two weeks of Crystal Cabin Fever. Here the theme is a Prehistoric Ice Age, so See ICE, Page 4

IF YOU GO What: Clarks Summit Festival of Ice, with live ice carving, trolley tours, music, horse-and-carriage rides When: Today through Monday. Live carving demonstrations noon to 7 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Downtown Clarks Summit, along South State Street, Northern Boulevard and nearby streets. More info: theabingtons.org ••• What: Crystal Cabin Fever with dinosaurs, an ice slide and Ice Harvest Museum Where: Sculpted Ice Works, Route 590 (311 Purdytown Pike), Lakeville When: Open through Feb. 26, with hours 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays Admission: $12, $7 More info: 226-6246 ••• What: Damenti’s Ice bar Where: Damenti’s Restaurant, 870 N. Hunter Highway, Drums Open: On display through March 17. Hours this weekend are 5 to 10 tonight and Saturday night and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday More info: 788-2004

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the Stonewall Inn in New York City. Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 674-6400.

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Sisters of Mercy of the Americas: Advocacy Issues, a talk by Marianne Comfort on the sisters’ work on environmental issues, climate change and fracking along with their initiatives for a more environmentally sustainable earth. Alden Trust Room 219, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 6746400.

Jim Thorpe Winterfest, with ice-carving demonstrations, Mug Walk, shows for children, Masters of the Chainsaw, horsedrawn carriage rides, Civil War re-enactments, shopping specials and more. Downtown Jim Thorpe. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. See schedule at jimthorpe.org. Marley’s Mission Blue Ribbon Gala, the third annual fundraising event themed “Building Our Future.” With emcees WNEP’s Sofia Ojeda and Thom Welby and entertainment by Into the Spin along with an art exhibit and awards presentation. Hilton Hotel, 100 Adams Ave., Scranton. 6 p.m. Saturday. $125. 937-9399 or marleysmission.com. Bartolai Winery Tasting, sample wines paired with Italian cuisine. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Prices vary depending on entrée. Reservations: 675-1134. Diamond Drop Dance, a fundraiser for the Helping Hands Society with dinner, cocktails and dance music by Y.M.I. along with the Diamond Drop with a top prize of an $8,000 diamond necklace and earrings from Spark Creations. Genetti Inn, 1441 N. Church St., Hazleton. 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday. $40. 455-4958. Valentine’s Square Dance, with the Roger Furman Band, door prizes, Queen of Hearts Contest,

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Sample wines from the Bartolai Winery in Harding paired with Italian cuisine at the Irem Clubhouse in Dallas from 6 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Call 675-1134 for reservations. food and refreshments. Noxen School and Community Center, School Street. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. $6, $3 students. 2982052. Night at the Races, sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians. With door prizes, food and beverages. St. Andrew’s Parish Hall, 318 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre. Saturday with doors at 6:15 p.m. and post time at 7:15 p.m. $5 admission. 824-7645. February – A Month of Dance Films and Lessons, with showings of “Singin’ in the Rain” (Sunday) and “Shall We Dance?” (Feb. 24) at 1 p.m. followed by dance lessons. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock with lessons at Father Nallin Parish Center, 99 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. $10. 996-1500.

Learn How to Make Ukrainian Pysanky, the intricately dyed Easter eggs. Saints Cyril and Methodius Ukrainian Catholic Church, Parish Hall, 207 River St., Olyphant. 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays through March 3. $15 per class includes supplies. Reservations: 383-0319. The Taino: Native Americans Who Discovered Columbus, discourses and readings by Bobby Gonzalez, a nationally known multicultural motivational speaker, storyteller and poet who draws on his Native American and Latino roots to celebrate his indigenous heritage. Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Free. 674-6400. Stonewall, the 1995 film depicting the 1969 riot by drag queens at

Conflict Resolution through Theater, a presentation on Middle East Conflicts by Roya Fahmy Swartz who uses fine and performing arts to promote multicultural awareness. Henry Student Lounge, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Free. 6746400. Educational and Psychological Needs of HIV/AIDS Orphans in Kenya, with Tata J. Mbugua of the University of Scranton who worked as a social scientist in Kenya. Bevevino Library, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Free. 674-6400. Spanish Film Club Series, a screening of “From the Land to Your Table” (2009), a documentary about the conditions and cultural diversity of produce markets throughout IberoAmerica. With English subtitles. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, 320 Madison Ave., University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Thursday. Free. 941-6160.

FUTURE Lackawanna Home Showcase, products and services for the home with more than 100 exhibitors, sponsored by the Lackawanna Home Builders Association. Steamtown Mall, Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton. 5 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 23; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. 341-7496. Central Susquehanna Builders Show, with more than 200 exhibitors displaying new ideas in home remodeling, interior decorating, gardening, landscaping, heating, cooling and more. Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, 620 W. Third St. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24. Information at csbapa.org. Spin 4 Life, the 12th annual cycling fundraiser with t-shirts, refreshments and mini-massages. Candy’s Place: The Center for Cancer Wellness, 190 Welles St., Forty Fort. 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 23. $20 for a 45-minute ride. Registration: 714-8800. Reality Check, an autographsigning and question-and-answer session with Kyle Richards, star of Bravo-TV’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Breakers, Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Plains Township. 2:30 p.m. Feb. 23. 831-2100. Night at the Races, sponsored by four area Lions Clubs. With door prizes, basket raffle, food and refreshments. Independent Fire Hall, 166 S. Sprague Ave., Kingston. Feb. 23 with doors at 6 p.m. and post time at 6:45 p.m. $10 admission; $10 per horse. 9542714.

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you’ll find all sorts of dinosaurs, including one that is 50 feet long and stands guard along the big, frozen sliding board. Your visit to Lakeville can be an educational one, staffer Janine Crouthamel said. Stop in the Ice Harvest Museum and you’ll learn how ice from local lakes kept things cold in the days before refrigeration. “They had some really cool stuff, like an ice plow a horse would pull across the ice. A man would sit on the back to give it ballast, and it would cut a groove about 3 inches deep into the ice. That was like a template, and they would use saws to cut deeper.” If you’re closer to Drums than to the Poconos, you can visit Damenti’s Restaurant on Route 309 and see the icy Medusa heads,

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Mark Crouthamel demonstrates the art of ice carving to a crowd in Clarks Summit.

This year’s Crystal Cabin Fever display at Sculpted Ice Works in Lakeville has gone prehistoric and includes all kinds of dinosaurs.

shields and warriors that appear to have stepped out of ancient mythology. Half of the proceeds from sales at Damenti’s three frozen bars will benefit the Palmer Heart to Heart

clude the Kirby Library and the Max and Lorraine Foundation, which benefits people with asthma. And, of course, you’re welcome to sit on the ice throne and invite

Fund that supports the Beads of Courage program at the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital in Danville. The other half goes to other charities, which this weekend in-

your friends to take pictures. “Everyone is different,” Damenti’s office manager Jamie Lane said. “It depends on their tolerance for cold. Some people can sit there for a long time.”


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T H I S W E E K : F E B. 15 TO 21, 2013 In Concert, with saxophonist Ted Nash of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and jazz pianist Frank Kimbrough. HoulihanMcLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 tonight. Free. 941-7400. The Pink Floyd Experience, a re-creation of a Pink Floyd concert by the tribute band. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $35, $30. 866-605-7325.

Kathy Phillips, a woman who resembles Stevie Nicks, heads up Fleetwood Mac tribute band Tusk.

A triple homage to many muses By SARA POKORNY spokorny@timesleader.com

What: Tusk, the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band When: 7:30 tonight, 7 tomorrow night Where: Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe Tickets: $23 More info: 325-0249 ••• What: “Before the Flood,” a tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band, with members of Village Idiots, Cabinet and Sunyata When: 10 p.m. tomorrow Where: River Street Jazz Café, 667 N. River St., Plains Township Tickets: $8 More info: 822-2992 ••• What: “An Evening of the Dead” with the Village Idiots When: 10 p.m. Thursday Where: River Street Jazz Café, 667 North River St., Plains Township Tickets: $5 More info: 822-2992

It documents the joint American tour between the two acts. ••• The Village Idiots will be back at it again come 10 p.m. Thursday at the River Street Jazz Café, where they will perform “An Evening of the Dead,” a homage to the tunes of the Grateful Dead. The Village Idiots have been around locally in various embodiments since 1989 but have always been associated with the sounds of the Dead.

Back Mountain Jam Band, with food including Lenten meals. Knights of Columbus, 55 S. Main St., Pittston. 9 tonight. $3 or a non-perishable food item. 6558311. Up and Coming Comedy, with headliner Chip Ambrogio, a writer for “The Daily Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman” along with opener Doug Karpf. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday with cocktails and music at 7 p.m. and comedy show at 8. Mature audiences. $16. 344-1111. St. Valentine’s Massacre Concert, with Terror on the Screen, AAYU, A Fighting Chance and Lila Ignite. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Saturday with doors at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. $7. 8783970.

John Baldino and Erin Canedy will perform in an anti-Valentine’s Day production ‘Cabaret of Broken Dreams’ tonight at the Vintage Theater in Scranton. OTiS and the Clickard Consortium, a Homegrown Music Concert with the soul-funk group. Sordoni High-Definition Theater, WVIA Studios, Pittston. 8 p.m. Monday. Free. Reservations: 655-2808. Rascal Flatts, the country-music supergroup with guests The Band Perry and Kristen Kelly. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. $59.75, $49.75. 800-745-3000.

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Blind Melon, the neo-psychedelic alt-rock band (“No Rain”). Mount Airy Casino Resort, 312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 8 p.m. Saturday. $55, $40. 877682-4791.

Open Mic, open to musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other performers. Followed by poetry readings by K.K. Gordon. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Feb. 22 with sign-ups at 6:30 p.m., open mic at 7:15 p.m. and poetry at 8:15 p.m. Free. 996-1500.

Allentown Band, the regional concert band with soloists soprano Evelyn Stewart and baritone Chet Brown. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 7 p.m. Sunday. $15, $10, $5. 325-0249.

William Doney, Christian music by the singer-songwriter. Voice of Hope Coffeehouse, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 22. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). Free. 735-1760.

The Sound of Brazil, Grammywinning jazz singer Luciana Souza with Brazilian guitarist Romero Lubambo. Carver Hall, Bloomsburg University. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. $29.50, $16.50 children. 389-4409.

Maxwell Kofi Donkor and the Sankofa African Drum & Dance Ensemble performing native music and drumming from Ghana, West Africa. The Bookhouse, Eastern Monroe Public Library, 1002 N. Ninth St.,

Chip Ambrogio will headline a session of ‘Up and Coming Comedy’ tomorrow at the Scranton Cultural Center. Stroudsburg. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Free but donations accepted. 421-0800. The Last of the Boomers, with Philadelphia stand-up comic Jimmy Carroll. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8:30 p.m. Feb. 22. $20. 325-0249. Jessie’s Girl, playing music of the 1980s. With opener Hugo, who fronts the Journey tribute band Voyage. Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe. 9 p.m. Feb. 22. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325. New Visions Concert, with an EP-release party for Without a Martyr’s album “Mentally Enter Our World.” Also performing: Bury Your Fears, Cycles and Life After Misery. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. Feb. 23. $7. 878-3970. Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, the Grammy Award-winning blues legends. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $99 (Pit), $69, $59, $49. 826-1100. Bruce in the USA, the Bruce Springsteen tribute band. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $17 advance, $22 day of show. 866-605-7325. The Jeanne Jolly Band, the classically trained singer-songwriter. Mauch Chunk Opera House, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. Feb. 23. $18. 325-0249.

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If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a couple of popular bands might find themselves quite flattered by the musicians who pay homage to them for a living and are playing shows throughout this weekend. During the double Mauch Chunk Opera House shows tonight and tomorrow, you may have to do a double take several times. No, that’s not Stevie Nicks, just Kathy Phillips, a woman who looks a lot like the iconic singer. She heads up Tusk, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band rounded out by Scott McDonald (guitar, vocals), Kim Williams (keys, vocals), Randy Artiglere (bass) and Tom Nelson (drums). Though the group tours as a tribute band, the quintet has played together for more than 25 years in various combinations and styles, offering both cover and original acts. For the Opera House performances, singer-songwriter Jeffrey Gaines will join the entourage. ••• Tomorrow night will bring a different kind of tribute at the River Street Jazz Café in Plains Township. Members of local acts Village Idiots, Cabinet and Sunyata will come together – the show is set for 10 p.m. – for “Before the Flood,” and tribute to Bob Dylan and The Band. “Before the Flood” is a live album that was released in June of 1974 by Bob Dylan and The Band.

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Cabaret of Broken Dreams, an anti-Valentine’s Day comedy cabaret poking fun at marriage and relationships. With John Baldino and Erin Canedy of Cabaret Productions along with local performers Jonathan Alunni and Tracey Kaminsky. Vintage Theater, 326 Spruce St., Scranton. 8 tonight. $12. 800838-3006.

Rock band Terror on the Screen will perform at the St. Valentine’s Massacre concert tomorrow at New Visions Studio & Gallery in Scranton.


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Wilkes-Barre. 8 tonight. $62.50, $52.50, $35. 826-1100.

T H I S W E E K : F E B. 15 TO 21, 2013 The 39 Steps. George P. Maffei II Theatre, King’s College, WilkesBarre. Through Feb. 23: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $7 students/seniors. 208-5825. Rock of Ages. F.M. Kirby Center,

Avenue Q. Phoenix Performing Arts, Duryea. 8 tonight/Saturday and Feb. 22; 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 24. $12. 457-3589. Annie. Music Box Playhouse, Swoyersville. Through Feb. 24: 8 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. $16-$34. 283-2195. An Evening of One-Act Comedies,

with Agnes Cummings and Bob Shlesinger. Olde Brick Theatre, Scranton. Through Feb. 23: 8:15 p.m. Fridays/Saturdays. $10. 344-3656. Verdi’s Rigoletto. A live feed from

the Metropolitan Opera. Movies 14, Wilkes-Barre, and Cinemark 20, Moosic. 12:55 p.m. Saturday. 825-4444 or 961-5943. Dixie’s Tupperware Party, the

off-Broadway smash. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday/ Thursday; 8 p.m. Feb. 22; 4 and 8 p.m. Feb. 23; 2 p.m. Feb. 24. $40. 342-7784.

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ensemble number that includes a chorus line of high kicks. “I feel supported, and I feel When Morticia Addams wants to make herself feel better, she sings backed. I get to sing and dance, about the way death is “just around dancing with the group again,” said Snowgren who, even after winning the corner.” “Some people die from public her first major role as a soloist, enstoning, faulty wiring, faulty zon- joys the camaraderie of being “a ing, cherry pits they didn’t know show girl.” “There’s power having such a were there,” actress KeLeen Snowgren sings in one of her favorite strong ensemble with you. It feels songs from “The Addams Family” comfortable and like home. It’s one musical, which will be presented at of those really great moments.” Plus, the song is funny, as Mortithe Scranton Cultural Center today cia is joined by the spirits of some through Sunday. What Snowgren especially appre- dearly departed ancestors to cheerciates about the song is that it’s an fully list all the ways a person might By MARY THERESE BIEBEL mbiebel@timesleader.com

IF YOU GO What: The Addams Family Who: Presented by Broadway Theatre League Where: Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton When: 8 tonight; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. More info: 342-7785

meet his or her fate. “It could be by a jungle cat … a slippery mat … a baseball bat … See ADDAMS, Page 13

An animal-centric allegory IF YOU GO

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Wilkes University student Jamie Alderiso, left, is Archy, a literary cockroach, and fellow student Amanda Thomas is Mehitabel, his beloved alley cat.

improves it with another slight adjustment. Archy should crouch and cower when Big Bill approaches; the big cat should turn this way; a gaggle of female cats, all of whom had been singing a lullaby, should turn their heads to Big Bill as soon as he speaks and form a procession to

What: ‘Archy and Mehitabel’ When: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 24 Where: Dorothy Dickson Darte Center, West River Street at South River Street, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: $10, $5 More info: 408-4540

follow him when he struts away. Big Bill’s departure leaves Mehitabel alone with the kittens and Archy, who truly cares about her. “Archy can see when Mehitabel is going to get herself in a lot of trouble,” said Amanda Thomas, a musical-theater major who portrays the title cat. “He tries to protect her.” The unlikely friends each will See ARCHY, Page 13

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Mehitabel the alley cat has given birth to another litter and stowed them in a trash can. “Archy, get your feelers out of there,” she snaps as a friendly little cockroach tries to admire the kittens. Suddenly a tomcat, known as Big Bill, swaggers across the stage. “All tail and no brain,” as Mehitabel describes him, he can barely comprehend he’s the father. Archy tries to explain these facts of life, but Big Bill is in no mood to listen. He saunters away with a “See ya around” to the mother of his children. Again and again on a recent Thursday evening, a dozen Wilkes students rehearse this scene from the musical “Archy & Mehitabel.” Each time, director Teresa Fallon

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The magnificently macabre Addams Family will be shocked to learn daughter Wednesday has fallen in love with a more mainstream young man.

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‘King’ at his most powerful

Did you know that one of the most powerful movies ever made about the civil-rights movement has strong ties to Wilkes-Barre? “King: A Filmed Record … Montgomery To Memphis”(1970, Kino, unrated, $35) chronicles Martin Luther King from the Montgomery bus boycott of 1955 to his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Oscar-nominated as Best Documentary in 1970, “King” was produced by Ely Landau and his wife, Wilkes-Barre native Edythe “Edie” Rein, and co-directed by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz, also a WilkesBarre native. Eschewing the use of voice-over narration, “King” presents little-seen footage of marches, rallies and speeches as well as readings by “guests” such as Harry Belafonte, Burt Lancaster, Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward “King” premiered as a special “one-time-only event” on March 24, 1970, in more than 600 theaters throughout the United States. The film, which ran three hours, raised more than $3 million for the benefit of the Martin Luther King Jr. Special Fund. While a 90-minute version has circulated in the years since, the original, unedited, three-hour version of the film has rarely been shown. After it was admitted into the National Film Registry in 1999, the documentary underwent a Library of Congress remastering from the 35mm preservation negative. Now on DVD, “King” has been fully restored to its original running time. From the raw footage of King’s electrifying speeches to scenes of civil-rights activists responding to violence with passive resistance, “King” is among the most inspiring docs ever made. Amy Longsdorf writes about DVD and Blu-Ray releases with local connections.

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oung love, so sorely tested by vampirism and zombification in “Twilight” and “Warm Bodies,” finds the road to romance sunnier in “Beautiful Creatures,” in which two teens pair up despite the fact that one of them is a witch in training. The one-liners drawl from the lips of the South Carolina characters like Spanish moss dripping from the oaks in a script so witty it attracted Oscar winners Emma Thompson and Jeremy Irons and Oscar nominee Viola Davis in supporting roles. Alden Ehrenreich gives a breakout performance as Ethan, a dreamer and square peg in the round hole of rural Gatlin, S.C. He’s jilted the pretty but less bookish and more fundamentalist Emily (Zoey Deutch) but open to the

What: “Beautiful Creatures” ★★★ Starring: Alice Englert, Alden Ehrenreich, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum Directed by: Richard LaGravenese Running time: 117 minutes Rated: PG-13 for violence, scary images and sexual material

charms of the “new girl,” a ravenhaired vision who appeared to him in dreams. Lena (Alice Englert) is a 15year-old Southern Gothic Goth Girl – dark and mysterious, an aspiring poetess with numbers tattooed on one hand and a sullen sarcasm that is catnip to Ethan. Of course they’re fated to be together. And the fact that she’s a witch and that only he’s supposed to know? That just doubles down on the doomed-love/forbidden-love thing.

Veteran writer-director Richard LaGravenese (“Water for Elephants,” “Freedom Writers”) boiled the Kami Garcia-Margaret Stohl novel down to characters, sharp dialogue and a palpable sense of place. The story arc has few surprises. We can guess the climax in the opening scenes and figure out the role the mysterious Amma and bombshell witch-coven cousin Ridley (Emmy Rossum), tarted up like a lingerie model, will play in that finale. But there’s something so delicious when Brits such as Thompson and Irons sink their fangs into Deep South dialect. The film bogs down in the usual attempts at reinventing witchcraft, but Ehrenreich makes the romantic longing believable enough for us to root for these impassioned teens, even if we know what 17-year-old Ethan doesn’t – “15 will get you 20.”

Also Opening What: “A Good Day To Die Hard” ★ 1/2 Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch Directed by: John Moore Genre: Action/crime thriller Plot summary: Yeah, Happy Valentine’s Day, Mother Russia. But is it “A Good Day to Die Hard,” a good time to be had by all as Bruce Willis takes his fifth shot at “shootin’ all the scumbags?” Naaah. Loud and tedious, “Die Hard” 5 is a

shaky-cam/ Sensurround blast of bullets and bombs, digital explosions and deathdefying feats of defying death. Not a decent villain or catchphrase in it, it’s an attempt to CIA-up the New York-coptakes-on-the-world’s-terrorists franchise. And it doesn’t work. Running time: 97 minutes Rated: R for violence and language Source: IMDB ••• What: “Escape from Planet Earth” Starring: Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica

Parker, Jessica Alba, Rob Corddry Directed by: Cal Brunker Genre: Animation/Adventure/Comedy Plot summary: The story takes place on planet Baab, where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy brother, Gary (Corddry), head of mission control at BASA Running time: 95 minutes Rated: PG for action and mild rude humor Source: IMDB


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Films that earned Oscar attention top this week’s new DVD releases. “SKYFALL,” GRADE B-PLUS: Daniel Craig takes his third turn at playing 007 in “Skyfall” (a James Bond movie title that actually makes sense). It’s not the world that’s in danger this time; the challenge hits closer to home as MI-6 comes under attack. Bond must stop the mysterious Silva (Javier Bardem) before he destroys the British spy agency. James Bond films usually bring a whiteknuckle opening action sequence, a sexy credits montage, a world-threatening event, beautiful locations, cool gadgets, the exotic Bond woman and a superb villain. “Skyfall” has five of the seven. It also has five Oscar nominations, including for cinematography, music (original score) and music (original song). “THE SESSIONS,” GRADE A-MINUS: A man (John Hawkes) in an iron lung contacts a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt). These are the kind of acting roles the Oscar voters love to honor, and Hunt picked up a nod in the supportingactress category. It’s a worthy nomination because Hunt turns in the best performance of her career. She’s playing a woman secure enough of herself to engage in the most personal of acts with a stranger, but not so clinical as to hide the painful realities that haunt her own life. Hawkes is magnificent, despite being stripped of almost all his acting tools. All he has is his very expressive face and the emotion he brings to every word of dialogue to create a performance that will emotionally connect with anyone who sees it. ••• ALSO NEW ON DVD: “THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER”: Emma Watson stars in this bittersweet coming-of-age drama. “SILENT HILL: REVELATION”: A young girl and her father remain on the run from an evil force. “THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS”: A blacksmith must defend his village. “BULLY”: Documentary that looks at school bullies.

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he movies based on the novels of Nicholas Sparks always emphasize the simple pleasures. A quiet locale, a leisurely stroll down the beach, a romance that doesn’t begin in a bar and end in bed that same night. Those simple pleasures are in the forefront of “Safe Haven,” another sweetly treacly tale from the “beach book” author who gave us “The Notebook,” “Dear John” and “The Last Song.” There’s another beach town - sleepy, bucolic Southport, N.C. – another pair of lovers, each with his (Josh Duhamel) or her (Julianne Hough) “big secrets.” And as they court, the Nebras- IF YOU GO ka native Sparks What: “Safe Haven” ★★ serves up more of Starring: Julianne the homey homiHough, Josh Duhalies he’s picked up, mel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons studying the Directed by: Lasse South. Hallstrom The girl, Katie, Running time: 115 minis on the run from utes Boston, and the lo- Rated: PG-13, for thecals, especially the matic material involving threatening handsome widbehavior, violence and owed shopkeeper sexuality Alex, take an interest and try to make her fresh start work out. But Katie’s reading this helpfulness – he gives her an old bike to get to her job at the seafood joint – Yankeewrong. “If you’re goin’ to live South of the MasonDixon line, honey, people GIVE you stuff.” Katie learns to spear-fish flounder, to cope with critters in the shack she rents in the woods and to accept those unrequested gifts. About the beach: “Take a lot of pictures. You’ll only regret the ones you didn’t take.” There’s an overly nosy/ overly friendly

neighbor (Cobie Smulders) and a twinkly old uncle (Red West) to prod Alex into approaching the pretty new waitress in town. And a couple of cute kids eyeball Katie, one hoping she’ll replace her dead mom, the other fearing that same thing. Director Lasse Hallstrom (“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Chocolat”) goes to some pains to hide each character’s secrets. The Boston cop (David Lyons) obsessed with tracking down Katie uses more police work than common sense to find her, and we glimpse the late wife’s attic office that Alex rarely visits. Hallstrom and his screenwriters may be stuck with Sparks’ formula, but they take advantage of the geography, the leads and a couple of homespun supporting players – Robin Mullins is a wonderfully folksy owner of the seaside seafood shack. The offhandedly charming Duhamel is

more seasoned and better at this sort of laidback slow-burn love than the still-green Hough, who seems too young for somebody with this much baggage. She is never more than adequate. Keira Knightley was originally talked up for the part, and that would have made a much more interesting couple. Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”) is playing a plot device and nothing more. It’s a movie for people who nod their heads at the revelation that “Life is full of second chances.” There’s tragedy and heartbreak, in the past and possibly in the future and a story that involves no heavy lifting – few surprises and so “safe” there’s nothing that anybody would consider “edgy.” From “Message in a Bottle” to “Nights in Rodanthe,” that’s a formula that’s made Sparks rich. But some of us want more from our big-screen romances, especially a film released on Valentine’s Day.

STILL SHOWING distracts. PG-13 for extended intense fantasy action violence and frightening images. 169 mins. ★★ 1/2 IDENTITY THIEF — Melissa McCarthy is the brash wild card with an off-kilter sense of humor and a dangerous streak. Jason Bateman is the initially bemused but increasingly frustrated straight man whose deadpan quips seem to be the only things that keep him sane. These opposites are stuck on a cross-country road trip together, but no one’s really going anywhere. R for sexuality and language. 107 mins. ★ 1/2 THE IMPOSSIBLE – The horror of the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is made intimate. PG-13 for intense realistic disaster

sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity. 122 mins. ★★★★ LES MISERABLES — Tom Hooper’s extravaganza simply will not let up until you’ve Felt Something. PG-13 for suggestive/ sexual material, violence and theme. 158 mins. ★★ 1/2 LINCOLN — This is a lot more reserved than the expected Spielberg parody but still easier to admire than love. PG-13 for intense war violence, carnage and brief strong language. 150 mins. ★★★ MAMA – Horror is a product of empathy – in this case, fearing for the safety of small children and the reluctant twenty-something rock musician stuck with caring for them. PG-13 for vio-

lence and terror, disturbing images and theme. 100 mins. ★★★ MONSTERS, INC. 3D – “Monsters University” comes out in June, and that’s a good excuse for converting the computer-animated “Monsters, Inc.” to 3-D for a prequel. G. 92 mins. ★★★ 1/2 PARENTAL GUIDANCE – A mildmannered riff on parenting, then and now. PG for some rude humor. 100 mins. ★★ SIDE EFFECTS – Rooney Mara is chilling as a troubled Manhattan woman who starts taking a new drug at the urging of her psychiatrist (Jude Law). Bad things happen. Channing Tatum and Catherine Zeta-Jones co-star. R for sexuality, nudity, violence and language. 106 mins. ★★★ SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK – A

head-spinner of a movie about love, pain, reinvention and rehabilitation. R for profanity, sex, drugs, violence, adult themes. 120 minutes ★★★★ WARM BODIES — In the wake of a zombie epidemic, an unusual undead guy forms a special relationship with a young lady whose life he saves. PG-13 for zombie violence, some strong language. 97 mins. ★★★★ ZERO DARK THIRTY – As a hugely compressed account of the Osama bin Laden manhunt, and a riveting portrait of a fiercely determined woman working in a male-dominated sphere, this is a resounding success. R for strong violence, brutal disturbing images and language. 157 mins. ★★★ 1/2

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ARGO – Ben Affleck stars in, and directs, the far-fetched but nonetheless factual tale of a CIA plot to extricate six U.S. embassy workers from Tehran as the 1979 Iran hostage crisis unfolds. R for violence, profanity, adult themes. 120 mins. ★★★ 1/2 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS – An R-rated horror action comedy fairy tale takes the kidnapped kiddies into adulthood, where they’ve parlayed their fame at cooking a witch’s goose into a business. R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language. 86 mins. ★ 1/2 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY — Peter Jackson’s “The Lord of the Rings” prelude is some eye candy that truly dazzles and some that utterly

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Fox has canceled ‘The Mob Doctor’ Q. Just wondering if “The Mob Doctor” is history? Really got hooked on it. A. You should probably undo that hook. Fox ordered 13 episodes and, before all those had aired, decided not to order any more. The last episode aired on Jan. 7. Q. I remember a television show set in Algeria during that country’s fight for independence from the French (1954 to 1962). Van Heflin (I think) was a French officer agonized by the use of torture. I have the impression the show was one of those in one of the prestige series: “Omnibus” or “Playhouse 90.” IMDB mentions “Playhouse 90’s” “The Cruel Day” with Van Heflin but there is not a plot summary. I’d like to see if the program is available in any medium.

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A. You were on the right track about the production. “The Cruel Day,” which aired on Playhouse 90 in 1960, “concerns the moral dilemma that a French captain faces in colonial Algeria,” according to the Paley Center for Media’s website; that dilemma included deciding whether to torture a boy who may have information about the rebels behind a series of bombings. The cast included Heflin, Raymond Massey, Cliff Robertson and Peter Lorre; Reginald Rose (“12 Angry Men,” “The Defenders”) wrote the script and Franklin Schaffner (“Patton,” the original “Planet of the Apes”) directed. But I do not know of a release of it on home video. Do you have a question or comment for the mailbag? Write to me at rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com or by regular mail to the Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309.

HOROSCOPE BY HOLIDAY MATHIS ARIES (March 21-April 19). Be careful

where you throw your energy. If you’re not absolutely sure, don’t go all in. A ram who butts into the bramble will find himself in a tangled-up mess. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). If you give people something to resist, they will resist it today. That’s why you would be wise to influence through your subtle example. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Doing the right thing in general will lead to specific improvements in the situation that most

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CANCER (June 22-July 22). You are a bit

like the tides — eternally faithful to the moon, forever carrying bits from shore to shore. Through you, lovely mixes happen. Lively varieties are born. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The moment of truth isn’t really a single moment; rather, it’s a series of small choices that add up to a particular destiny. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). An awesome power will come of accepting the strong and weak, the good and bad and everything else that makes up who you are. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Gravity is invisible, but you have no problem seeing its effect. Love is the same way. You only realize it’s there when people react to

its power.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). It feels as

though a cyclical force is pulling you along and it would be futile to resist it. That may be so, but you won’t know for sure until you are fully aware. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). In some way, you are recovering your balance. Don’t expect that this will happen just once. The dance of life requires you to be in a constant state of recovery. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). There is a right way and a wrong way to fish. The right way is to show up where the fish are with bait they enjoy and wait patiently for a nibble. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Sometimes you feel that there is nothing more you

can do other than submit to the fates. There are times when this is so, but this is not one of them. Take a long walk. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). The outcome you desire will only be possible if you stay the course, maintaining your integrity in each situation. That sounds difficult, but every right choice you make will strengthen you. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 15). Regardless of what you want to share, promote, sell or achieve, you’ll meet the people who can help you reach your goals. Over the next six weeks, you’ll increase your responsibilities. Magically, your stress levels decrease. Aries and Taurus people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 9, 20, 5, 14 and 36.


Cemeteries’ peaceful repose is shattered by kids and dogs Dear Abby: Please use your reach to educate well-meaning parents about how their children should behave when visiting cemeteries. I’m a funeral professional who takes pride in helping families honor their heritage and transition from grief to recovery. I especially enjoy helping to allay children’s fears about death. Often parents allow their children to roam the cemetery as if it were a playground or

DEAR ABBY ADVICE public park. I have seen kids pull up expensive flowers on other graves and “take them to Mommy.” Naturally, the family who bought the flowers come back a few days later and accuses US of trashing them. I have seen mourners leave precious personal mementos on their loved ones’ graves only for kids to take them as playthings. I have seen kids

deface grave markers, entertain themselves by bouncing rocks off headstones or open up brass and bronze cameos, exposing the photos to the elements. The worst is unsupervised kids gathering up the flags that are placed to assure a grave gets dug and set up in time for a service. Imagine flying in for the burial of a loved one and the grave isn’t ready because some child grabbed the marking flag while the parents stood idly by. Cemetery employees have been fired for this. Parents, please teach your

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children that their natural curiosity and playfulness should find their outlet in more appropriate settings. And please, keep your dogs at home. You wouldn’t want a stranger’s dog doing his business on your loved one’s grave, would you? — The Last Person to Let You Down in California

tell them the cemetery isn’t a playground, that they must remain quiet, respectful and not touch other people’s property, then they should not be present at the burial. When entering or leaving the cemetery, children and adults should refrain from walking on the graves. Ditto for using it as a dog park.

Dear Last Person To Let You Down: I’m happy to spread the word. Folks, if your children are too young to understand when you

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KIDS T H I S W E E K : F E B. 15 TO 21, 2013 Preschool Storytime, for ages 3.5 to 5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. Saturdays through Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.; Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. Registration: 823-0156.

FUTURE Clifford the Big Red Dog Live! A school-time performance with the well-loved characters from Birdwell Island who celebrate the timeless values of sharing and kindness. F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 10

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perhaps a bad mosquito bite … a title fight … religious rite.” But enough frivolity. The central conflict in the plot involves young Wednesday, whom you may remember from black-and-white 1960s television show or technicolor1990s movies as a dour little girl. She’s old enough now to contemplate marriage – to a “normal” young man from Ohio. How will the macabre, eccentric Addams Family cope? Wednesday asks her father, Gomez, to keep her wedding plans a secret from Morticia – and that creates some problems. “No one has ever kept a secret from Morticia before,” Snowgren

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Working at a Job and Earning Money, introducing children to the idea of earning and purchasing. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. Feb. 22. Free. Registration: 654-9847. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, hosted by the David Blight Dancers. Applebee’s Bar & Grill, Wilkes-Barre. 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 24. $7, $5 children. 823-3914. Brunch with Tux. Meet the hockey-team mascot at a brunch buffet. Irem Clubhouse, 64 Ridgway Drive, Dallas. Feb. 24 with brunch 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and photo opportunities 9:30 a.m. to noon. $11.95, $6.95 children. Reservations: 6751134.

said in a telephone interview, explaining that “Daddy’s girl” Wednesday knows Gomez will always help her get what she wants, while mom is somewhat less malleable. “I wouldn’t say she’s stern,” Snowgren said. “She’s loving and concerned about her family’s wellbeing.” That family includes several favorite members of the kooky, spooky bunch. Audiences will see not only those crazy-in-love tango dancers Morticia and Gomez but the grandmother, Uncle Fester and Lurch the butler. While Wednesday has grown up, her young brother Pugsley is “still a little kid who needs a bedtime story sometimes,” Snowgren said. He might be a bit jealous of his sister’s new relationship, though. Let’s see if he can try to stop it. move for a couple days,” said Luke Brady, 22, of West Pittston, who portrays Big Bill. “It helped me work on my gait, to get a more flowing swagger.” Thomas, who as Mehitabel takes on a role that Eartha Kitt and Carol Channing have had before her, also studied some felines “to see how they stretch and sit and move.” It’s safe to say there aren’t as manycockroachvideosascatvideos on YouTube, so to get in the mood to play Archy, Jaime Alderiso has to rely on his imagination. “I’ve had to humble myself,” he said. “Hetendstomakehimselfkind of small and delicate,” Fallon added. “A cockroach has all that delicateness. And he has a kind of quickness that is very cockroachlike.”

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from the Sheldon Museum of Art by artists including Wayne Thiebaud, William Theophilus Brown, Harry Callahan and others. Sordoni Art Gallery, Stark Learning Center, 150 S. River St., Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre. Through March 17: noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 408-4325.

T H I S W E E K : F E B. 15 TO 21, 2013 Wyoming Valley Art League, a Third Friday exhibit and reception. 130 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. 5 to 8 tonight. 288-1020.

Art of Alyssa Amori, more than 60 pieces depicting animals, flowers, foliage and local scenes. Through March 29 at the Glenburn Township Municipal Building, 54 Waterford Road, Dalton. 969-6029.

Collages, a hands-on workshop focusing on papers, interesting textures and color with Montrose artist Betty Bryden. Wyoming Valley Art League, 130 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Signup: 288-1020.

ONGOING EXHIBITS Jenuine Design, musically inspired paintings and drawings by Jennie Lee Allegretto. Through Thursday at the Dragonfly Café, 9 E. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays; 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. 454-1214. Drawing on Our Faith, artwork by the En Plein Air Society. Through Feb. 22 at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 740-0727. Fanboy February, art work by Gary Bird, Kevin Callen and Shane Schilling evoking imagery and characters of the 1990s. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. Through Feb. 23: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays. 878-3970. Norman Rockwell’s 323 Saturday Evening Post Covers, the iconic works by America’s favorite illustrator depicting genre scenes of everyday life in 20thcentury America along with a 120-minute film “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.” Through Feb. 28 at the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays; and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 6746250. The Art of Calligraphy, a show by the Calligraphers Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through Feb. 28 at the Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. Open during movie screenings. 996-1500. American Hands: A Visual Celebration of Traditional Tradespeople, more than 100 photographs by Sally Wiener Grotta of artisans including Navajo rug makers, a Pennsylvania Dutch tinsmith, wool and flax spinners, basket makers and more. Through Feb. 28 at the Heritage Room, fifth floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 11:30 p.m.

Last chance for ‘Fanboy February.’ The exhibit at New Visions in Scranton through Feb. 23 showcases imagery of the 1990s, including this work ‘Hipster Goldblum’ by Kevin Callen. Sundays. 941-4000. Watercolor and Photography: A Great Mix, works by husbandand-wife team Nancy and Gary Embich, spotlighting nature, the outdoors and Smokey Bear. Monroe County Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg. Through Feb. 28: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 629-3061. Lost Depots and Railroad Rails, watercolors by Dallas artist Sue Hand including plein-air paintings of the old Weatherly station, the Nicholson Bridge and the baggage station at Moscow. Through Feb. 28 at Citizens Bank, Wyoming Avenue and Welles Street. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays; 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. 675-5094. Soaring Gardens Artists Retreat: The First 10 Years, works by artists who received residencies at the Laceyville retreat, which welcomes visual artists, writers and composers. Special event: “Soaring Gardens Live,” with music by Pamplemousse, readings by Helen Limon and an artist’s talk by Kip Deeds along with a gallery tour 3 to 5 p.m. on March 2. Exhibit runs through March 15: noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 941-4214. The Miracle of the Bells, an exhibit covering the story of the “real” Olga (Trotzski) Treskoff of Glen Lyon who became a successful Broadway producer and was the inspiration for a 1948 movie partially filmed in Glen Lyon. Luzerne County Historical Society, 49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. Through March 15: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 823-6244. Flow, an exhibit organized into three themes of “Water as Power, Life Source and Environmental Concern” with 29 works

Illuminations, paintings by Kingston artist Nina Davidowitz. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Through March 30: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 2071815. Penmen, Artists and Educators: 125 Years of the Zaner-Blower Penmanship Company, American ornamental penmanship from the late 19th and early 20th centuries focusing on the company’s educational work in the classroom. Through April 14 in the Heritage Room, fifth floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library, 900 Mulberry St., University of Scranton. 8 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 11:30 p.m. Sundays. Limited hours for spring break March 22 to April 1. 941-4000. Within, art work by Lisa Wray. Through April 25 at the Wyoming County Courthouse Gallery, 1 Courthouse Square, Tunkhannock. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 836-3200. The Blood Is the Life: Vampires in Art & Nature, a multidisciplinary exploration of vampires in fact and fiction along with bloodsucking creatures in nature, literature, film and contemporary art. Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Scranton. Through July 2: noon to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. $5. 346-7186.

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Spring Craft Show, with more than 100 artisans and food booths. Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech School, 5050 Sweppenheiser Drive, Bloomsburg. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2. 784-8040. Antiques at Bloomsburg, with

OUTDOORS T H I S W E E K : F E B. 15 TO 21, 2013 Great Backyard Bird Count, the 16th annual event. Track birds at your feeder to contribute to scientific information on bird populations. Today through Monday. Pick up a free checklist at Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center. 675-9900. Great Backyard Bird Count. Help the staff at Nescopeck State Park count species at the park’s feeders. 1137 Honey Hole Road, Nescopeck. Any time between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. 403-2006. Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, with Master Gardener Sandy Visintainer. Lands at Hillside Farms, Shavertown. 10 a.m. Saturday. $5. 825-1701. Salt Springs State Park Hike, seven moderate miles with the

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Vendors Wanted, for a craft show at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 205 N. M Susquehanna Trailers. Bring a lunch. Meet at the Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 10:45 a.m. Sunday. 288-2733. Snowshoeing in Nescopeck State Park, an outing with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Hike if no snow. Meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Visitors Center, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 474-5884. Plants and Animals of the U.S. and Central America, a talk by David Trently who has guided birding trips around the world. Sponsored by the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Trinity Presbyterian Church, 105 Irem Road, Dallas. 7 p.m. Monday. 542-5948.

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last bite that we found one. Not a deal-breaker, however. The filling was abundant and the cannoli shell a perfect texture, meaning it did not messily crumble or flake upon biting. BEVERAGES: Joseph’s used to be a BYOB establishment, but the renovations have brought an attractive, comfortable-looking fully stocked bar. PRICES: All moderate. Nothing much above $15. THE LOCATION: 1546 Main St., Peckville. Directly across from the Fiorelli catering hall. CONTACT: 570-383-1931 OVERALL IMPRESSION: A delightful place. With a few minor tweaks, such as attention to temperature, this could become a See REVIEW, Page 18

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bread was stellar and came with a delicious garlic-herb compound butter. Also testifying to breads done right, the crust on a small bar pie of pizza was thin, crunchy and superb. Finally, appetizer fans may want to try Tuscan wing bites, which intrigued us on name alone. The difference-maker is a sweet hot sauce, neither thin nor thick, which is somewhat akin to a Thai chili sauce. DESSERTS: Homemade cannolis stood out on the list. They were quite delectable, but we must note chocolate chips were promised, and it was only in the

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bit of a destination. We became so comfortable in the lovely atmosphere it was almost a shock to the system to exit the building and realize we were still in ordinary Peckville.

SPECIAL NOTES: Breakfast is served all day here. The morning menu isn’t extensive but looks promising. Would be a nice latemorning spot to order a mimosa with some pancakes.

Sundays

Steamed Maine Clams - $1 a Dozen

Mondays

1/4 lb. split Maine Lobster Tail - $5.99 Martinis - $4.99 from our martini menu

Tuesdays

1/2 pound Lobster Tail Dinner - $17.99 Martinis - $4.99 from our martini menu

Wednesdays

1/2 pound Lobster Tail Dinner - $17.99

Thursdays

1 dozen large u-peel shrimp - $5 1 dozen buffalo wings - $5

Fridays

Steamed Maine Clams - $1 a dozen 1/4 lb. split Maine Lobster Tail - $5.99

Saturdays

Big Brazilian Lobster Tail Dinner. Almost a pound - $24.99

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Monday - Pulled Pork BBQ w/ Fries - $5.00 Tuesday - Chicken or Steak Fajitas - $6.99 Wednesday - All Burgers - $5.00 Thursday - Boneless Buffalo Bites - $5.00 Friday - ½ lb. Broiled or Battered Haddock w/ Fries & Slaw - $7.99 Saturday - 8 oz. Sirloin Filet w/ 2 Sides - $9.95 Sunday - Brunch 11:30-3 P.M. $ 3.00 Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar $5 Boneless Bites & Pork BBQ

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Surf & Turf $19.99 10 oz. Filet & 6 oz. Lobster Tail w/ baked potato & cole slaw Steak & Shrimp $11.99 10 oz. NY Strip Steak & Jumbo Fried Shrimp w/ baked potato & cole slaw Homemade New England Clam Chowder $1.95/Bowl

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Serving the best fresh seafood, steaks and chicken dinners. Dinners include soup or salad, potato and vegetable. Prime Rib.................................................$15.99 Delmonico Steak .....................................$15.99 T-Bone Steak...........................................$15.99 London Broil ............................................$12.29 BBQ Baby Back Ribs ...............................$15.99 Chicken Roulade .....................................$11.59 Pepperjack Chesapeake Chicken ............$12.29 Chicken Francaise ...................................$12.79

LENTEN SPECIALS Seafood Casserole (shrimp, scallops, crabmeat) .............$13.99 Broiled Seafood in Garlic Butter (shrimp, scallops, haddock)...............$13.99 Sauteed Scallops...............................$13.79 Stuffed Shrimp (with crabmeat) .................................$13.79 Shrimp Creole ...................................$13.49 Crab Cakes ........................................$11.79 Potato Crusted Haddock ...................$12.49 Baked Haddock .................................$12.29 Pecan Crusted Tilapia .......................$11.29 Filet of Sole Francaise ......................$12.99 Stuffed Flounder ...............................$13.79 Broiled Fillet of Salmon.....................$12.79 Haddock Florentine ...........................$12.49

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