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VOL. 20 ISSUE 17 MARCH 6-12, 2013 • THEWEEKENDER.COM

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How do you prepare for Parade Day?

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John Popko

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“I don’t. Parade Day prepares for me.”

Amanda Dittmar

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“Each weekend is a preparation for Parade Day.”

Mike Golubiewski Production Editor • 570.829.7209 mgolubiewski@theweekender.com

“After so many parades over so many years, no preparation is necessary for me anymore.”

Rich Howells

Editor • 570.831.7322 rhowells@theweekender.com

“By figuring out how to avoid it, usually. Who needs a holiday to drink?”

Kieran Inglis

Media Consultant • 570.831.7321 kinglis@theweekender.com “Unless you plan on waking up at 7 a.m. and binge drinking for two weeks straight, there really is no prep.”

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“‘Prepare’ means ‘drink,’ right?”

Paul Shaw

Digital Specialist • 570.829.7204 pshaw@theweekender.com

“By making sure my lawyer’s retainer is paid up.”

Tell @wkdr how you prepare for Parade Day.

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As my answer indicates in this week’s question, I’m not really a parade person. I know, I know, what kind of Scrantonian am I to not enjoy the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, the second largest in the country? It’s not that I don’t enjoy drinking, as that is in our blood in this town. I’m just not a fan of getting drunk just to do it, particularly at that hour. My first experience with the parade wasn’t a great one, either. I arrived with my camera to take photos, only to be stopped by the first person I met. Obviously intoxicated despite it being around noon, he proceeded to call me names, completely unprovoked, and then challenged me to a fight. His apologetic girlfriend soon dragged him

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away, but this was exactly why I had avoided it all these years. This year should be different, however. The Weekender team will be out and about having fun, but what’s important isn’t getting tanked – it’s sharing a wild time with friends and possibly helping someone else in the process, as our cover story will tell you (pages 32 and 33). But if you want to be a party pooper like me, page 35 has a list of other ways you can spend your Saturday. Meanwhile, I’ll be giving Parade Day another shot…or two. And I’ll be leaving my camera at home. -Rich Howells, Weekender Editor

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...is the 8th Annual Honesdale Roots and Rhythm Festival? There’s no waiting to know, because the date of June 15 has just been announced. This free, one-day music and arts event is home to several music genres as well as the work of artists and artisans. The popular “Tunes & Tales,” a tent of storytelling and events for children, will return. “Roots & Rhythm offers a little something for everyone’s taste,” explained Randy Kohrs, music director for the 2013 festival, in a press release. Since its inception in 2006, Roots & Rhythm has brought close to 35,000 people into the Greater Honesdale area. The lineup for the event will be announced soon, and all updates can be seen at honesdalerootsandrhythm.com.

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Arts Seen Gallery (21 Public Square, WilkeS-barre) • Open mic Of all fOrms Of pOetry and spOken wOrd: march 15, 7:308:30 p.m. Dietrich Theater (60 e. tiOga st., tunkhannOck: 570.996.1500) • writing yOur hat Off: creative writing fOr kids: ages 10-16. march 5, 12, 19, 26, 4-5:30 p.m. • “the pOwer Of stOry,” presented by suzanne fisher staples: march 10, 3 p.m. • creative characters frOm paper tO puppets: ages 5-12. april 9, 16, 23, 30, may 7, 4-5 p.m. Duffy’s Coffee House (831 s. state st., clarks summit ) • bOOk reading and signing by alisOn treat, “One traveler:” march 16, 4-6 p.m. Everhart Museum (1901 mulberry st., scrantOn, pa, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.Org) • everhart reads bOOk club: march 21, “blOOdwOrk: a tale Of medicine & murder in the scientific revOlutiOn;” april 18, “dracula;” may 16, “the giaOur;” June 20, vampires in the lemOn grOve. tO register call 570.346.7186. King’s College (133 nOrth river st., wilkes-barre, 570.208.5957 Or kings.edu) • campiOn literary sOciety writing wOrkshOp: march 18, 7 p.m., sheehy-farmer campus center. free and Open tO the public. infO: 570.208.5900, ext. 5487. • campiOn literary sOciety Open reading: april 10, 7 p.m., regina cOurt. infO: 570.208.5900, ext. 5487. Library Express (2nd flOOr, mall at steamtOwn, 570.558.1670, facebOOk.cOm/ libraryexpress) friends Of the scrantOn public library used bOOk sale: march 12-17. fOr infO call tina, 570.348.3000 Or the library express. Pittston Memorial Library (47 brOad st., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@cOmcast.net) • page turners bOOk club: march 7, 4 p.m. • furry tails reading prOgram: march 9, 10 a.m. • intergeneratiOnal family meeting: march 9, 10 a.m. • legO club: march 11, 4 p.m. • ereader pettig zOO: march 11

• craft club: march 18, 6 p.m. • hangOut club: march 25, 6 p.m. • friends meeting: march 28, 6:30 p.m. Plymouth Public Library (107 w. main st., plymOuth, 570.779.4775) • adult cOmputer lessOns: daily, call tO register. • stOry time: mOn., 11 a.m. Or wed., 10:30 a.m. tOddlers/preschOOl children. The Vintage Theater (326 spruce st., scrantOn, infO@ scrantOnsvintagetheater.cOm) • Open micrOphOne pOetry: march 21, 8:30 p.m. West Pittston Library (200 exeter ave., www.wplibrary. Org, 570.654.9847) • bOOk club: first tues., 6:45 p.m. free. infOrmal discussiOn Of member-selected bOOks. • weekly stOry time fOr children: fri., 1 p.m. free.

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AFA Gallery (514 lackawanna ave., scrantOn: 570.969.1040 Or artistsfOrart.Org) gallery hOurs thurs.-sat., 12-5 p.m. • “visiOns Of music,” n exhibitiOn Of phOtOgraphs by allisOn murphy and dinO perrucci and an exhibit frOm david green, lOcal sculptOr and artist: bOth run march 1-30. Opening receptiOn march 1, 6-9 p.m.

Send your listings to WBWnews@civitasmedia.com, 90 E. Market St., WilkesBarre, 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. ArtWorks Gallery (502 lackawanna ave., scrantOn. 570.207.1815, artwOrksnepa.cOm) gallery hOurs: tues.-fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., sat., nOOn-3 p.m., Or by appOintment. • illuminatiOns by nina davidOwitz: thrOugh march 30. B & B Art Gallery (222 nOrthern blvd., s. abingtOn tOwnship) • third friday exhibit featuring mark ciOcca, “architectural gems:” Opening receptiOn march 15, 5-8 p.m. artist talk march 24, 2 p.m.

The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books (204 church st, mOntrOse, 570.278.4011, butternutgallery. cOm). gallery hOurs: wed.-sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. • american kOtz family exhibit Converge Gallery (140 w. fOurth st., williamspOrt, 570.435.7080, cOnvergegallery.cOm) • “suspended in time,” featuring traditiOnal, landscape and cityscape paintings with a twist: Opening receptiOn feb. 28, 6-9 p.m. runs thrOugh april 27. Dietrich Theatre (dOwntOwn tunkhannOck, 570.996.1500) • experience the art Of calligraphy: thrOugh feb. Duffy’s Coffee House (831 s. state st., clarks summit ) • art walk: march 8, 5-10 p.m. with music by rObbie walsh and Jack fOley frOm 7-9 p.m. Everhart Museum (1901 mulberry st., scrantOn, pa, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.Org) admissiOn $5 adults; $3 students/ seniOrs; $2 children 6-12; members free. • “the blOOd is the life: vampires in art & nature:” thrOugh July 2. • “what’s in the clOud? bats On the atlantic cOast:” On display thrOugh July 2. • “the blOOd is the life” tOur at twilight: march 6, 6-8 p.m. $5, museum members; $10, nOn-members. ages 16 and up. • drawcOrps dracula: march 13, 6-8 p.m. create a live mural inspired by vampires and dress as yOur favOrite creature Of the night. $5, museum members; $10, nOn-members. ages 18 and up. pre-registratiOn and payment required. • pysanky wOrkshOp: march 20, 6-8 p.m. $25, museum members; $30, nOn-members. ages 16 and up, preregistratiOn and payment required. • vampires at the afa gallery, shOwing Of the film ‘vampyr:’ march 27, 6-8 p.m. ages 18 and up. Hazleton Art League (225 e. brOad st., hazletOn, hazletOnartleague.Org) • “wOman’s wOrk:” thrOugh march 17. Opening receptiOn march 2, 6-8 p.m.

Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (69 s. franklin st., wilkes-barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • “the miracle Of the bells” exhibit: thrOugh march 15. marquis art & frame (122 s. main st., wilkesbarre, 570.823.0518) “three artists: three years later,” featuring the wOrks Of ryan hnay, marguerite i. fuller, and skip sensbach: Opening receptiOn march 15, 5-8 p.m. thrOugh april 27.

Acclaimed author Suzanne Fisher Staples will speak at the Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock) at 3 p.m. on March 3 in a talk titled “The Power of Story.”

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.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 vine st., scrantOn, www.newvisiOnstudiO.cOm, 570.878.3970) gallery hOurs: tues.-sun., nOOn-6 p.m. and by appOintment. • “nOt yOur average art:” Opening receptiOn march 1, 6-10 p.m. runs thrOugh march 29. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (misericOrdia university, 570.674.6250, misericOrdia.edu/art) gallery hOurs: mOn. clOsed, tue.thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., sat.-sun. 1-5 p.m. • “student art exhibitiOn: mixed media:’’ march 13-23. Opening receptiOn march 16, 2-5 p.m. Sordoni Art Gallery (150 s. river st., wilkes-barre, 570.408.4325) gallery hOurs: tues.-sun., nOOn4:30 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. • annual rOssetti exhibit: march 3-march 27. • a cOllectiOn Of twO masters, phOtOgraphy by michael mOlnar and sam cramer: april 5-may 2.

• annual student shOw: may 10June 6. • studiO views, paintings and drawings by the students Of geOrgiana cray bart: June 14-July 11. • a visiOn Of three, featuring the wOrk Of rOb hay, ryan ward, and mark webber: July 19-aug. 8 • phOne-tOgraphy, featuring art captured by cell phOne phOtOs: aug. 16-sept. 5. • crayOns and care ii, artwOrk by children Of the litewska hOspital in warsaw, pOland: sept. 13-Oct. 7. • Old masters: Oct. 25-nOv. 28. • annual faculty/alumni exhibit: dec. 6- Jan. 2 The Vintage Theater (326 spruce st., scrantOn, infO@ scrantOnsvintagetheater.cOm) • “i cOnstance,” an interactive installatiOn created and facilitated by cOnstance denchy: Opening receptiOn march 1, 6-9 p.m. runs thrOugh march 31. 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. • “a clOser lOOk,” lawrence lang’s phOtOgraphic wOrks Of marcOs and landscapes: thrOugh april 5. meet the artist receptiOn, march 15, 6-8 p.m. • 25th annual king’s student exhibitiOn: april 15-may 4. Opening receptiOn april 17, 6-8 p.m. expanded listings at theweekender. cOm. w

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Most hip hop acts would only need a small space to lay down a few tracks, but Gino Lispi and Abstract Peoples are far from typical. The studio housed in the basement of 119 Penn Avenue is already loaded with high-definition cameras and recording equipment on the night of Feb. 21, so where exactly the seven members of this group are going to fit for this exclusive Weekender Session remains a mystery until they arrive one by one. Lispi, sporting a grey hoodie and tight mint green pants, was a drummer before he started rapping, but now he leaves the skins to A.J. Jump, musical director for Abstract Peoples, a fairly recent project inspired by groups like The Roots. They are joined by Jesse Ruppert on bass, Dustin Drevitch on guitar, Fares Houssein on keys, Carl Krupa on sax, and Brit Rice as a second vocalist. Jump, formerly of Black Lung Brothers, wanted to get back into hip hop, so he, Lispi, and DJ Hersh started performing together, but Jump wanted to go bigger. After several lineup changes, Abstract Peoples became a regular group, performing Wednesdays at Bart & Urby’s (119 S Main St., Wilkes-Barre) and on March 29 at Canteen 900 (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort). The group plans on releasing a live album by the end of the year.

As everyone sets up, Lispi told The Weekender the story of how he finally sold his drum kit to a man and his daughter, an emotional parting he compared to the ending of “Toy Story 3.” He does so with a laugh, but there’s truth behind the memory he shares. His lyrics reflect a similar attitude, stealing the last swig of a bottle of Jim Beam that someone in the band brought before unleashing “Memoirs of a Party Kid,” a song as honest as it sounds. “I wrote this song kind of as a look back. Maybe it’s still the way that I’m living, I guess you could say,” Lispi said. “But it’s memoirs for this one. “Sun Don’t Chill” is an introspective back-and-forth between friends, while “Hush,” featuring Rice’s melodic vocals, is about a friend who chases a girl all summer. The group complements this with funky, head-bobbing beats and emotional solos, jams, and breakdowns that fill the tiny room with sound that absolutely envelopes the tiny space. The setting no longer feels so small.

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Buckcherry seems like a band that is behind the times. With high-energy songs about partying and girls and a classic-rock vibe delivered from animated frontman Josh Todd, one might think this group is straight out of the ‘80s. On the band’s new album, “Confessions,” the listener can expect the aforementioned Buckcherry characteristics, but at the same time, they deserve a great deal of credit for compiling a thoughtful concept album. Todd emotionally opens up on the 13-track release, using his past sins as a gateway. The first single, “Gluttony,” has been a hit on modern-rock stations recently. The short-and-sweet chorus of “I want it” and “I need it” makes it a

great way to start a live show, but it also sets the stage of Todd’s life analysis throughout the disc. “Greed” is actually an exact complement to “Gluttony,” where Todd belts out lyrics, “Consequences don’t f—king matter / Greed is here so everyone’s going mad.” “Envy” finds the singer lamenting his obsession with someone else’s woman, while “Lust” is just a hard, foot-stomping tune towards the end of the album that is exactly what the title says. While these songs play into the stereotypical instincts of a Buckcherry record, they also address the consequences that come with that. “Wrath” is a bluesy, mid-tempo

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rock song with some heartwrenching lyrics. “The Truth” is potentially the album’s big ballad single where Todd sings honestly about a loved one who has seen him go through tough times. The back end of the album is where the band really hits its stride, beginning with the toetapping and anthem-like “Seven Ways to Die;’ the driving rocker “Air;” the album’s most theatrical track “Sloth,” complete with call-and-response guitar play from Keith Nelson and Stevie D.; and Todd’s preacher-like reflection on ‘Pride.’ It all culminates with the acoustic ballad “Dreamin’ of You,” which wraps up this disc on a positive high note. This collection of songs from Buckcherry will still get your heart racing, but this time, they dug a bit deeper to give the listener something a bit different.

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sonic vitality buzzing your consciousness. Consisting of stratospheric vocalist Chloe Lowery and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Ross, a vocal titan in his own right, these two aural bohemians formed Chameleon in 2011 after hitting it off while touring as featured vocalists in Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Their progressive musical ideas led to the tracks on this debut EP, like “LA Chameleon,” a cut with percussive click-track liftoff, bass-heavy mechanized keyboards, and Lowery’s breathy sass. “Uh Huh” takes in a streetwise, urban double-bass groove and adds manic jazz horns, while the title track is ambient chaos – symphonic violin swells over dream-hushed synths, Lowery’s voice gathering to pitch-perfect wails of wideeyed expression. “Boom” is an Evanescence-meets-Stabbing Westward flashpoint of digital rock psychedelica, Ross’s noise guitar wanderings thick with feel. Closing out the EP, “I Didn’t Call” is a gorgeously simple cello/piano-accompanied heart-letting expression – Lowery’s low-key vocal honesty is almost painful. Torrential in its creative power, yet still containing catchy, delicate nuances, Chameleon manages to tame its wouldbe musical savagery with genre-warping, charismatic results. The band is offering “Something in the Water” as a free download at wearechameleon.com – blow your mind for nothing out of pocket. -Mark Uricheck, Weekender Correspondent W

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Hendrix had exciting career ahead As we well know, Jimi Hendrix’s death in 1970 has hardly been an impediment to his catalog. In fact, various minders of the legendary guitarist’s estate have, since then, made him more prolific than a vast number of current – and living – acts. Some have been dodgy, but since his family gained control and established Experience Hendrix, the product has at least been interesting and of both generally high quality and historical import.

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“People, Hell and Angels” is no exception; though this particular exercise in vault-trawling seems a bit random at times, it does give us a valuable 12-song sampling of what Hendrix was up to after the Jimi Hendrix Experience came to an end and he began working with an array of other players, most notably the rhythm section of Billy Cox and Buddy Miles (though Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell plays on three of these tracks). Hendrix was clearly after a purer version of the blues, dropping the psychedelia of his three Experience albums on the likes of “Earth Blues,” a powerful early take of “Hear My Train A Comin,’” a cover of Elmore James’ “Bleeding Heart” and “Somewhere,” the latter of which features Stephen Stills on bass. “Izabella,” which Hendrix played at the first Woodstock festival, shows he hadn’t lost his trippy touch. However, while the fiery instrumental “Inside Out” features flavors of previous hits such as “Purple Haze” and “Voodoo Chile (Slight Return).” But the album’s most ambitious moments are “Let Me Move You,” a freespirited, nearly seven-minute jam with saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood, and “Mojo Man,” a collaboration with Harlem vocal duo the Ghetto Fighters that’s decked out with horns and keyboards, a psychedelic funk workout that shows how exciting Hendrix’s future could have been – and a reminder of how tragic his death really was. -Gary Graff, The Oakland Press W

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Music provides a common bond

When I decided to write this column a couple of months ago, I thought it would be an easy task. I started going to shows about 10 years ago and have been involved ever since. I’ve engaged in my fair share of public speaking at shows since that time, so I figured I would just take something that I thought would sound good as thought-provoking stage banter and transcribe it into these articles. So far, I’ve had a lot of fun with this column, but sometimes it proves to be a challenge. For the last ten years of my life, I’ve attended shows as often as I could. Through playing music, I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world far and wide. But there is nothing as special as coming home and going to see bands play in the place where I first fell in love with it. It is great to see friends that I met going to shows when I was just a young teenager, and it is inspiring to see people that were involved well before my time still coming around. In the last couple of years, however, we’ve had some very rough patches within the local music scene. From the untimely passing of friends to the loss of venues, we’ve had to deal with a lot. Though through all the turmoil, there has always been the same core group of people leading the charge. It’s hard to put into words how much this means to those people and myself, but that is something that I find very important to at least try to do. I don’t think that music is special because I have seen a lot of different places; I think music is special because it affects lives in a realistic way. Music is such an important facet to life. It is a form of communication, it is an amazing art, and most of all, it is something

that moves people of every walk of life. If traveling has shown me anything, it’s that the connections that people can make through music are able to break any boundary. I am currently writing this article in Auckland, New Zealand. I traveled here last week with Title Fight to kick off a string of foreign shows. Even with the advancement of technology today, it is still hard to grasp exactly what is going all the way across the world in Wilkes-Barre. Although we are able to be connected to friends and family 24 hours a day, we are really disconnected from things at home. It took us 30 hours to travel from Wilkes-Barre to New Zealand, and as soon as we landed in the airport, we had made a new friend. We had never met the person who had brought us over, and within seconds of meeting him, we had discussed our common interests in music and created an instant friendship. With the way we were acting, this person could very well have been an old friend from home booking a show, but it just so happens that he lives 9,000 miles away. This common bond is such a critical thing. It’s great to see it across the world, but there is no place better to witness it than at home. I’ve been seeing so many new faces over the past couple years coming to shows, and it would be great to continue to see that grow. I can’t stress enough how we are struggling during a time with no venue, and because of that, it is a time with less shows, but the fact that we are making it through this period will only make us stronger when the next era begins.

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When The Weekender asks George Thorogood how he is, there is only one answer he can really give. “Bad,” he deadpanned. “Like ‘Bad to the Bone,’ ‘Born to be Bad,’ that kind of thing.” The jokes come easy to the 63-year-old singer and guitarist, perhaps best known for those albums among many gold and platinum records. Despite his love of baseball, Thorogood insists that he originally wanted to be a stand-up comic, not a ball player, as many assume from his time playing semi-pro. “I couldn’t hit, run, or throw,” he admitted. “The music thing came along and I was thinking, ‘Well, if you can be funny and play music at the same time…’ I mean, look at the career Liberace had,” Thorogood continued, citing Ernie Kovacs, Jackie Gleason, Jack Benny, Red Skelton, and Phil Silvers as comedic influences. “There’s only one George Segal. There’s only one Steve Martin. They can both play and be funny at the same time. Usually you’re funny because you can’t play, and usually you play because you’re not funny. Standing up there naked without an instrument and blowing an audience away like Bill Cosby is just pure genius.” Without formal training, he learned the guitar by listening to artists like those on Chicago’s Chess Records, including Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon. They are all musicians he covered on his latest record, “2120 South Michigan Ave.,” the address of the now defunct recording studio made famous by The Rolling Stones’ instrumental of the same name. “I was surprised, shocked at how fast I picked up the guitar once I finally did. Once I realized I could do this, I put in a crash

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Enter the Haggis comes to the Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) on March 8. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets cost $25. For more info, call 570.325.0249 or visit mauchchunkoperahouse.com. BRYCE JORDAN CENTER (127 universiTy dr., sTATe colleGe) 814.865.5500, BJc.psu.edu • AMericA’s GoT TAlenT: MArch 13, 7:30 p.m. CROCODILE ROCK (520 WeSt HamiltoN St, alleNtoWN) 610.434.460, crocodilerockcAFe. com • in FlAMes / deMon hunTer / All shAll perish / BATTlecross: MArch 6, 6:30 p.m. • every TiMe i die / The AcAciA sTrAin / vAnnA / hundredTh: MArch 16, 6 p.m. • As i lAy dyinG / The devil WeArs prAdA / For TodAy: MArch 19, 6 p.M. • ToMMy rAMone oF The rAMones / Glen MATlock oF The sex pisTols: marcH 20, 6 p.m. • AWolnATion: MArch 22, 8 p.M. GIANT CENTER (950 hersheypArk dr., hershey) 717.534.3911, giaNtceNter.com • hArleM GloBeTroTTers: MArch 15, 7 p.m. • cArrie underWood: MArch 25, 7:30 p.m. SANDS BETHLEHEM EVENT CENTER (77 sAnds Blvd., BeThleheM) 610.2977414, sAndsevenTcenTer.coM • JeWel: MArch 15, 7:30 p.M. • yes: April 7, 7 p.M. SOVEREIGN CENTER (700 penn sT., reAdinG) 610.898.7299, sovereiGncenTer.coM • hArleM GloBeTroTTers: MArch 16, 1 p.m. SOVEREIGN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (136 norTh 6Th sTreeT, reAdinG) 610.898.7469, sovereiGncenTer.coM • AMericA’s GoT TAlenT: All sTArs tour: marcH 17, 7 p.m. • diAnne reeves And reAdinG syMpHoNy orcHeStra: april 5, 7:30 p.m. WHITAKER CENTER (222 MArkeT sT., hArrisBurG) 717.214.ArTs, WhiTAkercenTer.orG • MelissA MAnchesTer: MArch 23, 8 p.m. • 2cellos: April 4, 7:30 p.M. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

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see. That was the hardest part, and getting used to the rear steering. It takes a lot to get used to that, too. And then driving on dirt as opposed to driving on asphalt or concrete – it’s definitely a different feeling. W: Do you feel like driving RC cars prepared you for that in some way? BM: Definitely in some way. I mean, the laws of physics still apply, so when you’re jumping an RC truck, it’s similar to how you can control the real truck in the air when you’re positioning the truck, as far as tapping the breaks or giving it throttle and just the amount of speed you carry… It’s almost like a simulator. But, just getting in a truck and doing it – there’s no substitute for that at all. W: Are there still challenges you have to face every time you drive, or is it like riding a bike now? BM: Yeah, it’s like riding a bike, but there’re always still some things. Track conditions always change, and you’re always making sure that all the little gremlins that come along with a piece of machinery are under control… I’ve got a good crew behind me, and they make sure the truck is 110 percent every time we go out. W: What is your favorite trick to do? BM: I like doing slap wheelies, which is when you jump a truck and try to get the front end to slap down, and then you get back on the gas, and hopefully, if the rear tires are planted, you can ride the front wheels in the air. W: What gets the biggest reactions from the crowd? BM: I would say if you’re on that ragged edge and you flip the truck over, the fans always love that, but if you can almost be on the ragged edge and then save it to where you’re still back on four wheels, the fans love that even more, I think. W: What is it like doing an

arena show like this one as opposed to an outdoor event? BM: It’s a smaller venue, so we try to get a truck Musawwir that accelerates faster. We’ll do a wheelie contest, see which truck does the best wheel stand, and then we’ll do the racing bracket… and then a freestyle competition, where each truck comes out individually for 60 seconds and just does as many tricks and keeps up as much momentum and noise as possible. W: How did you end up driving the Spider-Man truck? BM: Well, after my rookie season, after I won the “Rookie of the Year,” they approached me and they said, “We would sure like you to represent our Spider-Man theme for 2012,” and I was like, “Well, that’s a no-brainer. Let’s do it,” and here I am, two years later. W: Were you a Spider-Man fan before you drove the truck? BM: Not like a huge comic fan, but I always liked the movies and stuff, but now that I’m in it, I can definitely see it’s a global brand. I mean, there’s Spider-Man merchandise everywhere you go, and the fan following of it is amazing. The fans show up at the pit party with the kids in their Spider-Man Halloween costumes on, so it’s pretty cool. W: What is it about monster trucks that fascinate both you and those fans? BM: Just the sheer size of the trucks, first of all. They’ve got five-foot, six-inch tires on them, so that right there makes them recognizable, and they weigh 10,000 pounds, so they’re huge. And then they have 1,500 horsepower, so they’re loud. They’re something you can’t ignore. That’s what grabs me, even at the early age of six. You can’t turn away. You’ve got to look. When you see something like that flying through the air and landing and being as agile as they are, it’s kind of amazing, especially if you’ve never seen it before.

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There might not be any webs coming out of this superherothemed monster truck, but the tires are certainly enough to get the job done.

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam: March 8-10, 7:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat., 2 p.m. Sat. and Sun., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $10 kids, $25-40 adults.


Actors Circle at Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence rd, Scranton, reServationS: 570.342.9707, actorScircle.org) • “SeniorS of the Sahara:” March 14-16, 22-23, 8 p.M.; March 17, 24, 2 p.M. $12, general adMiSSion; $10, SeniorS; $8, StudentS. preview Show March 14: $8, general adMiSSion and SeniorS; $6 StudentS. • auditionS for auditionS for “arMS and the Man:” March 3-4, 7-9 p.M. Men in theirS 20S to 50S and woMen in their 20S and 45-55 yearS old needed. Show dateS are May 9-12, 1719. Dietrich Theatre (60 e. tioga Street, tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.coM) • “auntie MaMe:” april. 24-27, 7 p.M.; april 28, 3 p.M. • toM knight puppet Show: aPril 17, 1:30 P.m. F.M. Kirby Center (71 public Square, wilkeSbarre, 570.826.1100) • “pirateS of penzance:” March 22, 8 p.M., $38.80-$69 Jason Miller Playwrights Project (570.591.1378, nepaplaywrightS@live.coM) • draMatiStS Support group: third thurSday of each Month, 7 p.M., the olde brick theatre (126 W. market St., Scranton). • SubMiSSionS for dyoniSia ’13: the third annual JaSon Miller playwrightS’ proJect invitational being accepted through May 15. • writing a better 10-Minute play workShop: March 13, 6:30 p.M. a donation of $5-10 requeSted. reServationS: 570.591.1378 or nepaplaywrightS@live.coM. King’s College Theatre (admin. Bldg., 133 n. river St., wilkeS-barre, 570.208.5825) • “richard iii” by williaM ShakeSpeare: april 11-13, 15, 7:30 p.M.; april 14, 2 p.M. $12, StudentS/Senior citizenS; $5.

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Little Theatre of WilkesBarre ( 537 north Main StreetwilkeSbarre. 570.823.1875.) • “the MuSic Man:” March 16, 22-23, 8 p.M.; March 17, 24, 3 p.M. $18. 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. 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. 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

Scranton High School Knight Players (www.ShSknightplayerS.coM) • “annie: the MuSical:” March 15-16, 7 p.M.; March 17, 1 p.M. $6, StudentS and SeniorS; $10, adultS.

Shawnee Playhouse (570.421.5093, theShawneeplayhouSe.coM) • “dancing at lughnaSa:” March 8, 10, 15, 17, 2 p.M.; March 8-9, 15-16, 8 p.M. $18, adultS; $15, SeniorS over 55, aaa MeMberS, and Military; $10, 12 yearS old and under. The Vintage Theater (326 SPruce St., Scranton, info@ScrantonSvintagetheater.com) • Scranton coMedy night: March 30, doorS 7 p.M., Show at 8. $5. ExPAnDED LiSTingS AT THEWEEKEnDER.CoM. W

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Rating: W W W Screenwriters Scott Moore and Jon Lucas have “mildly enjoyable” down to a science. Their movies, which include “The Hangover” and the surprisingly good “The Change-Up,” feature a somewhat serious conflict inside a stupider one. The adult characters may be stuck in adolescence, but they have big hearts, so it’s OK if they’re self-absorbed or misogynistic. There is emotional nutrition to go with the boner jokes. In their directorial debut, “21 & Over,” there are moments when Lucas and Moore don’t dig into the same bro-friendly kit. In fact, the movie has a surprising poignancy in showing how college puts a wedge between high school friends.

Judging by Moore and Lucas’ choice to do more of the same when given a chance to call the shots, we should not expect a transformation anytime soon. “21 & Over” is a perfectly serviceable comedy that feels like 10 other movies. Moore and Lucas cater to our expectations; they never challenge them. I was amused and entertained, but I felt a tinge of regret. We should expect more. “21 & Over” takes us to Northern Pacific University, where Miller (Miles Teller) and Casey (Skylar Astin) surprise their high school friend Jeff Chang (Justin Chon) on his 21st birthday. Casey and Miller want to get Jeff Chang – one of the movie’s most endearing qualities is how Jeff Chang is always referred to by his full name – legally hammered on this most important of birthdays. But Jeff Chang has a medical

‘21 & Over’ may have some laughs, but it’s got plenty of poignancy to keep viewers on their toes.

And considering the fate of Jeff Chang’s dad, do we really need him? “21 & Over” will be your favorite movie if you’re a year removed from college. If you’re older and have more years (and movies) under your belt, you’ll see that the directors, like the characters they created, have become trapped by expectations. There’s more to life than grades and jobs. And there’s more to comedy than mining the same terrain for belly laughs. -Read more of Pete’s cinematic musings at whatpeteswatching. blogspot.com or follow him on Twitter, @PeteCroatto.

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school interview the next morning arranged by his mean dad (François Chau). Miller, the good time guy inspires Jeff Chang to change his mind. Escorted by his best friends, Jeff Chang drinks. A lot. Miller and Casey then have to get their plastered friend home, a sudsy odyssey that features psychotic male cheerleaders, an angry Latina sorority, and uncalculated property damage. Between the craziness, Miller and Casey, who have lost touch, realize that their lives are diverging and that the similarly estranged Jeff Chang has serious problems. If it sounds like opposing ideas are at work here, you’re right. Moore and Lucas never strike the right balance of solemnity and laughs, which leads to a lot of abruptly ended scenes and a trend toward the scriptwriter’s fallacy that more is better. Jeff Chang’s problems, which are at “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” side of the spectrum, get resolved with a few kind words and an outdoor music festival. A superfluous boyfriend is thrown into the middle of Casey’s courtship with a cute coed (Sarah Wright) when his frustration at being interrupted by the unending night and their flirty chemistry is all that’s needed.


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Blessed with hope

Scares not easily ‘Left Behind’ Once upon a time, your parents diapered your behind. They didn’t mind, though, because it was part of being a parent. They fed you, cleaned up after you, put clothes on your little body, toys in your bedroom, and lessons in your head. They made meals, curfews, and sacrifices. Someday, you may need to repay the favor, although it may not be pleasant. In fact, in the new novel “The One I Left Behind” by Jennifer McMahon, it may come at a bigger price than one might think. 39-year-old Reggie Dufrane never wanted to return to Monique’s Wish. The old stone house was once a labor of love, built by Reggie’s grandfather for his wife, Monique, who died in childbirth. It was supposed to be a gift, but Reggie only saw it as a place to escape forever. She never wanted to return. But when her Aunt Lorraine phoned, she had no choice. 25 years ago, Reggie’s mother, Vera, was the final victim of a serial killer that the media dubbed Neptune. Though they never found her body, they found Vera’s right hand, amputated neatly, the calling card of a killer. But Vera was very much alive. She’d been living in a homeless shelter all those years, and now she was dying of cancer. Lorraine demanded that Reggie bring Vera to Monique’s Wish for her final days, though returning to a life’s worth of bad memories was something Reggie didn’t want to do. In retrospect, Vera hadn’t been a good parent. Reggie spent more time with her aunt than with her mother because Vera loved to drink. Lorraine resented that, and she seemed to resent Reggie, too. Because she felt unloved, and because of a childhood injury, Reggie grew up self-conscious, self-destructive, and unable to resist peer pressure from a reckless, supposed best friend. It had taken a long time to overcome that. She didn’t

Imagine waiting patiently in an examination room for a diagnosis. Minutes pass, your heart rate increases, and sweat begins to cover the palms of your hands. The doctor opens the door, stands in front of you deadpanned before muttering, “I’m afraid I don’t have very good news for you.” Singly, each word may not carry weight, but now, words strewn together, you have met the end of the line. Thus begins Kent Haruf’s novel, “Benediction,” the story of Dad Lewis, a charitable septuagenarian, family man, and now, terminal cancer patient. Regardless of the diagnosis, Dad is intent on moving forward with his life, spending his final days counting every blessing. Opting for hospice care over hospitalization, his wife, Mary, attempts to make Dad’s last days memorable. Once their middleaged daughter, Lorraine, is made aware of the situation, she immediately leaves her residence of Denver to return to her family home in Holt, Colo. Lorraine’s quick departure establishes the fortification of the family as well as the dire situation. Set in pastoral vast high plains of buffalo grass and pure blue skies, readers follow a family who deals with death gracefully. On his journey to resolution, Dad seeks to reconnect with his estranged son, Frank. Along the way, he has help from his devoted family members, close friends, and community members. Even considering the heavy undertone throughout much of the novel, the work, like the following passage, demonstrates a hope restored by compassion. Readers envision Dad and Mary, his wife of more than a century, in the most tender of scenes: “They still always slept together as they had

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want to return to it. But the fact of the matter was that her mother was alive, and dying. The other fact was that Neptune was never caught and vulnerable Vera was still in danger. Then again, so was Reggie… I really have to stop reading books like this before bedtime. I was OK until I got about a quarter-way through it. But then author Jennifer McMahon made me jump and, well, helloooo nightmares. Though there are some rough spots in editing and a little bit of initial back-and-forth confusion in timeline, “The One I Left Behind” is a pretty fine thriller. The characters are a creepy bunch, even when you may think they’re not supposed to be. There are lots of distractions here to keep you guessing and plenty of dead ends that should easily foil early-solvers. In fact, I didn’t know where McMahon was going until almost the end of this book, which was mighty satisfying. So if you need to scare up a few scares, this book should be your next read need. For lovers of a high creep level, “The One I Left Behind” won’t be left behind anywhere.

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since the first night so long ago, in the old soft double bed in the downstairs bedroom, even though he was sick and dying now and moved restlessly in the bed in the night. She insisted on being there close beside him, she wouldn’t have it otherwise.” As the main story unfolds, two other families deal with issues of their own. In cycles, each family attempts to resolve their familial dilemma. The intertwining of the stories is done with great accuracy, reaching a conclusion that is emotional and bold. The characters in the novel are sincere, realistic, and conflicted. The weight of their burden may be heavy, but their actions as a whole are generous and uplifting. Dad, in preparing for his final days, reveals his benediction that allows him to embrace whatever afterlife may exist. As readers come to the end of the work, they recognize that even through heartbreak, we can always count our blessings.

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Ever since I saw the haunting trailer for “Beyond the Black Rainbow” early last year, I’ve been dying to see it. It was creepy, it was disturbing, and most importantly, it was visually striking. It felt like a lost low-budget sci-fi film from the ‘80s that slipped through the cracks, failing to gain an audience and doomed to deteriorate on old VHS tapes in thrift stores. In other words, this movie had to have been made for me. It being a Canadian film, it debuted in 2010 at the Whistler Film Festival and wasn’t picked up for U.S. distribution until 2011, released sparingly on home video by Magnet in Sept. 2012. By that point, I think I was tired of waiting and just assumed that it would drop into my Neflix Streaming account eventually, which it finally did recently. Seeing the classic-style poster art of an eerie bald man with black eyes holding a knife, bathed in a triangle of red light that a young girl is running away from, I immediately felt that excitement once again. Would it live up to this building anticipation? The answer is as complicated as the film itself. The plot seems simple enough – a deranged scientist obsessed with unlocking the hidden potential of the human mind is experimenting on a teenaged girl who seemingly has physic abilities, toying with her as she remains trapped behind glass and bright white walls. She predictably escapes and discovers far worse experiments throughout the Arboria Institute, but Dr. Barry Nyle isn’t finished with her yet. Throughout its 110-minute running time, however, we learn more about the villain than our helpless hero, but in this dystopian setting, it works. The Institute, with its bright white and red lights washing out each room and winding corridor, claims to be working for the betterment of humanity, but Nyle has turned it into his own sick research site that may or may not have anything to do with its original twisted mission. The clean emptiness of the building speaks more than the characters do, but Michael Rogers, relatively unknown other than his minor roles in some straight-to-video horror schlock, absolutely shines in one of the most unsettling and

convincingly crazy performances I have ever seen. Nyle resembles an evil Carl Sagan, tweed jacket and long, parted haircut, but his voice and mannerisms are reminiscent of a cross between Anthony Hopkins’ Hannibal Lecter in “Silence of the Lambs” and Christian Bale’s Patrick Bateman in “American Psycho.” Each seem like calm, collected, and productive members of society, but a cruel viciousness lies just beneath the surface – the audience is just biting its nails waiting for it to be unleashed. Rogers understands this subtlety and revels in it; it never feels forced or overdone, a trapping in any film containing elements of the horror genre. The camera barely leaves him, and while I would normally criticize this, this is one of the few times that I’ll say that the protagonist really doesn’t matter. Watching this paranoid lunatic is much more fascinating, and you became engrossed in this erratic and murderous predator. You hope the girl escapes, but mostly to see how he reacts. It may be Panos Cosmatos’ (I hope that’s his real name) directorial debut, but his talent and influences are prominent in every carefully crafted shot. Set in 1983, filters and digital processing accentuate the dated style of dress, the large glasses, the awful hairstyles, the old furniture, and the Ronald Regan speeches on television. He captures the ‘60s, ‘70s vision of the future that Stanley Kubrick created with “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “A Clockwork Orange” through the trippy,

colorfully lit Arboria Institute, but its twisted, character-driven madness also evokes David Cronenberg, Michael Mann, John Carpenter, and Dario Argento, all names any filmmaker would kill to be compared to. His inexperience, however, surfaces in “Black Rainbow’s” final act. The movie is a slow burn that builds tension for over an hour, though the pacing works for the story it’s trying to tell. Suddenly, however, the final scenes devolve into a typical slasher flick, and while bloodshed isn’t shocking at this point in the film, the sudden ending is. It’s so anti-climactic that it’s almost funny, and while fans of the often-mystifying David Lynch might appreciate this abrupt turn, it seems tacked on in what was otherwise a stunning portrait of psychosis and insanity. Maybe I wouldn’t have been nearly as disappointed if I hadn’t waited so long to see it, but sometimes you find that your vision of the perfect obscure indie film differs from the filmmaker’s – or in this case, the perfect dystopian future. It’s a contradiction of terms, I know, but we’re a cynical bunch, we sci-fi fans. Not so cynical, though, that I wouldn’t watch “Beyond the Black Rainbow” again or anticipate Cosmatos’ next film. There’s always hope for the future, even if it’s polished with hype. -Rich Howells is a lifelong Marvel Comics collector, wannabe Jedi master, and cult film fan. E-mail him at rhowells@ theweekender.com.

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BENEFITS/CHARITY EVENTS Big Brothers Big Sisters • Bowl For Kids’ saKe: March 23, stanton lanes (470 stanton st., wilKes-Barre). those interested in asseMBling a teaM or sponsoring a lane can call .570.824.8756 or visitwww. BBBsnepa.org. Camp Papillion Pet Adoption and Rescue (570.420.0450, caMppapillion.org) • adoption day: March 10, 11 a.M.3p.M., petco (3895 dryland way, easton). Commonwealth Medical College • second annual alley-oop For autisM 3-on-3 charity BasKetBall tournaMent: March 10, checK-in 11:30 a.M., gaMes Begin 12:15 p.M., lacKawanna college student union gyMnasiuM (500 JeFFerson avenue, scranton). Dupont Hose Company (308 Main st., dupont, 654.5121, dupontpaFire.coM) • st. patricK’s spring party: March 16, doors 6 p.M., BuFFet 7 p.M., Music 8 to 11 p.M. $40. registration required By calling 570.457.7665, 570.654.4222, or 570.457.0626. • Fundraiser For Blue chip aniMal FarM: March 24, 2-6 p.M. $10, includes Food. cash Bar, live entertainMent.

Bring one oF the Following iteMs to receive two raFFle ticKets: cat litter, dog or cat Food, dog or cat treats, paper towels, cleaning supplies. inFo or rsvp: 570.313.6574 or 570.237.1867. 13th annual “Heat at the Seat” chili cook-off: March 16, 2 p.M., county seat tavern (Maple street, Montrose). all proceeds BeneFit endless Mountains Medical care Foundation. chili applications are availaBle at the county seat. inFo or to register: 570.278.9996. Meadows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (4 e. center hill rd., dallas, 570.675.8600) • spring eggstravaganza: March 13, 10 a.M.-1 p.M. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.saFehavenpa.org, saFehaven@ epix.net) • scentsy sale: through March 15. visit noFlaMepaM.scentsy/us. 25 percent oF sales will Be donated to saFe haven. inFo: paM, 610.381.4418 or irwin3dpc@yahoo.coM. volunteer Meetings: • March 19: 6:30 p.M., cherry’s FaMily restaurant, route 209 near route 534, Kresgeville. adoption days:

• March 17, 11 a.M. - 3 p.M. tractor supply, rte. 209, Brodheadsville. Vintage Theater (326 spruce st., scranton, 570.589.0271, scrantonsvintagetheater.coM) • nepa swappers: March 24, 1-3 p.M. coMe swap hoMeMade and hoMegrown Foods. donations encouraged. Wilkes University (84 w. south st, wilKes-Barre, 1.800. wilKes.u, wilKes.edu) • proM dress sale For relay For liFe: March 16, 9:30 a.M.-2 p.M., henry student center. MiniMuM donation For a dress will Be $20. individuals wishing to donate a dress For the sale can coMe to the student center FroM 11 a.M.-1 p.M. on FeB. 26, March 12, 14. dresses should Be clean and in good repair.For More inForMation, contact Katherine cirone atKatherine.cirone@ wilKes.edu. CHURCHES Clifford United Methodist Church (Main st. cliFFord) • youth group sixth annual hoMeMade easter egg sale: through March 10. picK-up March 16-23. $2 per egg, choice oF peanut Butter or coconut.

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hen out-of-towners hear, “It’s almost the biggest parade in the nation,” from a Scranton resident regarding the St. Patrick’s Parade, they may scoff, but guys, we aren’t kidding. It’s a parade that comes second only to Savannah, Ga., and is followed by New York City, as measured by participants per population of the city in which it’s held, for cities with a population of over 50,000.

Th are a total t t l off over There 12,000 participants in the actual parade and nearly 150,000 people that line the route. Now in its 52nd year, the event that celebrates Irish-American culture just keeps growing. Though the parade itself doesn’t begin until 11:45 a.m., a mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral (315 Wyoming Ave.) at 10 a.m. and the Brian Kelly Memorial Run at 11 a.m. start off the day. There is, of course, the drinking aspect of all this, but what some don’t realize is that this day, as well as the time reserved for the WilkesBarre St. Patrick’s Parade the

ffollowing lll i weekend, k d iis also set aside to uphold traditions and to do some good in the community. There are races and bashes whose proceeds go to cancer research among all the drunken debauchery, and we’ve got all of that covered for you. So put on your drinking pants and fill the pockets with donations for not only this weekend, but the next – the St. Pat’s festivities are spanning two Saturdays leading up to the actual holiday on Sunday, March 17, this time around, so you’re going to want to be prepared.” W

Don’t bash the stache By Sara Pokorny

Weekender Staff Writer The Chevron. The Walrus. The Handlebar. hat will be your weapon of choice come the day of the Scranton St. Patrick’s parade? While many reserve such an occasion for donning boatloads of green and consuming just as much booze, there are others who use the much-anticipated “holiday” for good (coupled with the festive hue and drinking, of course). Enter the Gentlemen’s League of Extraordinary Mustaches, a Scranton-based non-profit that is now in its sixth year of throwing the “Stache Bash,” with all proceeds going to organizations dedicated to cancer research. This year’s beneficiary of the proceeds is the Lymphoma/ Leukemia Society. The party began as somewhat of a joke among friends, but, just like some of the whacky facial hair that can be seen on bash goers, the event has grown and grown. “The very first year, there were 10, 15 people involved and we just thought it’d be hilarious to grow mustaches,” Melissa McGowan, a member of the group who conjured up the event, explained.

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The Stache Bash isn’t just for the men. Ladies are invited to participate, too. (Courtesy photos)

They met at a bar for breakfast and gave out awards for some of the best facial hair for a laugh, but when McGowan’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer the following year, there was a more serious reason to make the party bigger and better. It began at Jilly’s in Scranton, but after bringing in close to 250 people last year, the Bash is now being held at the Clarion Hotel Ballroom (300 Meadow Ave.). “We never imagined six years ago that it was going to be anything more than our group of ridiculous friends doing this. Now we have grandmas and grandpas that come and kids running around,” McGowan said. “It has become a tradition for a lot of people. They have a family table at the Stache Bash in the morning, then go down to the parade for noon.” It’s $30 to get in ($15 for those not drinking), an entrance fee that provides breakfast, a full bar, and entertainment. And if an event dedicated to facial hair isn’t cool enough, what’s even better is the fact that a stellar stache could snag you a prize – whether you’re a man or not. “We include women, too, absolutely,” McGowan said. “We’ve had girls walk in with mustaches painted on or

wearing little green ones you can buy. In fact, last year’s ‘Rookie of the Year’ award went to a girl who made an awesome yarn mustache.” A donation of the participants choosing is all that’s needed in order to have his or her picture taken and put up on a board. This year, the public will pay $1 per vote to decide who wins in each category. “Rookie of the Year” (reserved for newcomers) is just one of the many. There’s also the “Nice Try” award for someone who attempted to grow some awesome hair but didn’t quite nail it, a “Classic Stache” award for the more traditional looks, the “Miss Mustache” that’s reserved for the ladies, and the big prize of “Most Extraordinary Mustache of the Year.” Win or lose, it’s all in fun, and it’s all come as a total surprise to those who thought a bit of funky facial hair would be nothing but a fun time. “It’s a little grassroots thing that’s just caught on,” McGowan noted, “and now we’re doing it to raise money for great causes and people.” W

STACHE BASH: MARCH 9, 9 A.M.-1 P.M., CLARION HOTEL BALLROOM (300 MEADOW AVE.). $30, $15 FOR NON-DRINKERS.


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A new tradition By Sara Pokorny

Weekender Staff Writer When Frank Pikul of WilkesBarre was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2010, he and his wife Erin didn’t say much to anyone as he underwent treatment. When the cancer came back in late 2011, Erin decided she needed an outlet and a way to help Frank, so she began to organize a walk among friends for the morning of the WilkesBarre St. Patrick’s Parade. “I said, ‘Let’s just walk around the square a couple times until they tell us to stop,’” she said. “It was kind of a joke. I didn’t think anyone would come out.” The 500 people who ran the race last year proved her wrong, as did the $20,000 raised for kidney cancer research. “How do you even top that?” Erin said when spoke of planning Renal Race 2, but she decided she would try again, year after year. “We want this to be the Parade Day tradition.” The Renal Race 2 takes place at 9 a.m. on March 16, right before the Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade. There is both a 5k course for runners and a lighter mile for those who wish to walk. Though the amount of money raised last year astounded those who organized the race, that’s not what Pikul is focusing on

this year. Instead, she’s got her attention on the people who come out, as they are what made the first year so rewarding. “At first, Frank didn’t want to be the poster guy for kidney cancer around here, so telling his story was hard, but once we did the race and saw all these people come out, not just for him, but for others they were walking in honor of, I think we were able to grasp just what was going on,” she explained. “All I want this year is the same amount of people, the same amount of excitement, and to hear other people’s stories.” This shouldn’t be a problem, as the count for pre-registration is already over 200. Though that closed yesterday, people wishing to participate in the race can still sign up the day of, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Rodano’s (53 Public Square). Both routes leave from Public Square and can be found at therenalrace.org. To help kick off the event, there will be a “Happy Hour” from 5-8 p.m. on March 8 at Rodano’s. Food and beer will be provided in those three hours for $20. W

RENAL RACE 2: MARCH 16, 9 A.M., REGISTRATION AT 7:30 A.M. AT RODANO’S (53 PUBLIC SQUARE, WILKES-BARRE).

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born in Charlestown, County Mayo, Ireland, and moved to the United States when he was just four years old. After not returning to his country for over 15 years, he talked about hopes of returning in the future with his children. Located about an hour south of Charlestown is a small village called Kilmaine, which consists of no more than 200 people. The band’s ex-accordion player had family from the village and thought the name would sound fitting as long as they added “Saints” on the end. Thus, The Kilmaine Saints were born. Sharing the ever-growing genre with big names like the Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly, it was clear to the Saints that they needed to add a sense of originality if they were going to be recognized. Power, along with the rest of the band, has learned how to add his own unique style to their sound. “It took me a little while to find out how I wanted to sing it. I didn’t want it to sound like this one or that one. I had to find my sound. We actually did that as a band. I think we really concentrated on finding our own sound, which we’ve done a good job of,” he emphasized. “Make your own sound. Don’t be somebody else.” W

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aint Patrick’s Day comes once a year for most people, but for the Kilmaine Saints, it stays all year long. Fueled by whiskey and Guinness, the Celtic rockers spend their time writing songs about local history as well as old Irish and Scottish traditions. The group got their start in 2009 playing pubs around Harrisburg and the surrounding areas with the goal of scoring complementary beer. They have since released two successful albums and have played shows and festivals in multiple states, spreading their music and earning a loyal fan base. “It started as, ‘Hey let’s get a band together, and maybe we’ll play somewhere for beer,’” admitted singer Brendan Power in a recent phone conversation with The Weekender. The band consists of six accomplished musicians, many of which have been playing in the Celtic music scene for over a decade; a few of the members were even incorporated into the Lochiel Emerald Society Pipes and Drums. Power, new to the whole Celtic rock scene, grew up listening to traditional Celtic music. Knowing that Celtic rock was quite a change from what he was used to, he had to step outside of his comfort zone when auditioning for the band. “I was shaking like a leaf on a tree when I stood up for the audition. These guys have been playing music for quite some time. Everybody had been very

accomplished musicians, and I felt out of place. I felt like, ‘Uh, could I at least carry the equipment in for a while, and earn my keep a little bit?’” joked Power. The Harrisburg rockers have seen much success outside of their hometown, playing in Maryland, New York, Connecticut, and Michigan, among other states. Although they are not currently touring, they still proudly hold the title of “weekend warriors,” as Power described. They play plenty of shows and Celtic festivals, including the Scranton Celtic Festival coming up in May at Sno Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton). The Saints will be playing outside Kildare’s Irish Pub (119 Jefferson Ave, Scranton) on Parade Day from 4-7 p.m. The following day, they will be playing on a float in the Philadelphia Saint Patrick’s Parade. Along with scoring slots in major concerts, the Kilmaine Saints have received charttopping spots for both of their albums: “The Good, The Plaid, & The Ugly” was listed on e-zine Shite’n’Onions’ Top 10 list for 2010, while 2012’s “Drunken Redemption” received an even more honorable mention, hitting No. 3 on the same site and No. 10 on paddyrock.com.

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Erin and Frank Pikul and their three-year-old son Jaxon are the core reason for the Renal Race. (Courtesy photo)

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 31 Second Saturday Spiritual cinema feature “the Secret:” march 9, 6:30 p.m. oneneSS meditation with ernie pappa: march 11, 25, 7-8:30 p.m. wedneSday webinar: the Spiritual leader aS coach: march 13, 6:45 p.m. the bridge, a 7-Stage map to redefine your life and purpoSe: march 20, 6:30 p.m. mySterieS of John, unity bible Study claSS: march 24, 11:45 a.m. EVENTS American Advertising Federation • 2013 ADDY AwArDs: MArch 8, 6-9 p.M., hilton Scranton (100 adamS ave.). rSvp by feb. 26 at aafnepa.org/newS/ eventS. Calligrapher’s Guild of Northeastern Pennsylvania • Meeting: MArch 15, 7:30 p.M., MArYwood univerSity ShieldS center for viSual artS, room 225. The Commonwealth Medical College (525 pine St., Scranton, 570.504.7000, thecommonwealthmedical.com) • AMericAn cAncer societY’s cAncer prevention Study-3 (cpS-3) Sign-upS: march 6, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; march 7, 4-7:30 p.m., atrium lobby 525. men and women between the ageS of 30 and 65 who have never been diagnoSed with cancer are encouraged to Sign-up. info: www.nepacpS3.org. Cub Scout Pack 21 (www.cubpack21.org) • (not Just A) crAft fAir: MArch 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., laSalle academy, dickSon city campuS. currently Seeking vendorS. SpaceS will be 10”x10” and will coSt $25. reServationS and information: 570.840.5915 or SarahkovolenuS@verizon.net. admiSSion: $1. Dietrich Theater (60 e. tioga Street, tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater. com) • the power of storY presentAtion: march 10, 3 p.m. • reptiles & AMphibiAns of northeAstern pa: march 23, 11 a.m. kidS claSSeS: • Quilting for KiDs – “stArrY sKY” wedneSdayS, through march 27, 3:30-5 p.m. ageS 6 and up. $6 per claSS. • 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. $40, four-claSS SerieS. • preschool MixeD MeDiA: for Ages 4 and 5. SerieS 2, march 7, 14, 21, 28, 10-10:45 a.m. • little people & nAture: Ages 2 ½-5. SerieS 1, 12, 19, 26, 10-11 a.m. SerieS 2, march 6, 13, 20, 27, 10-11 a.m.  intergenerational claSSeS: • Quilting for everYone: “AtlAntic Star:” ageS 13 and up. wedneSdayS, through march 27, 6-7:30 p.m. $6 per claSS, including materialS. adult claSSeS: • KunDAlini YogA: Ages 16 AnD up. 1011:30 a.m., SerieS 2, march 9, 23, april 6; SerieS 3 april 27, may 4, 11, 18. $40, four claSSeS; $15, drop-in. • JewelrY MAKing: beADeD necKlAce & brAcelet: MArch 5, 6:30 p.M. Ages 16 and up. $30. • introDuction to resin MolDeD

Jewelry: march 11, 6-9 p.m. ageS 16 and up. $40. • Design A pAinteD silK scArf: MArch 18, 7-9 p.m. ageS 16 and up. $30. Dress for Success Lackawanna • 14th AnnuAl luncheon AnD fAshion Show: march 20, 11:45 a.m., radiSSon lackawanna Station hotel, Scranton. Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition (www.gdacoalition.org) • thirD AnnuAl funDrAiser AnD Art auction: march 10, 6-9 p.m., river Street Jazz café (667 n. river St., plainS townShip). SuggeSted donation $10. Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce (20 w. broad St.) • reD cArpet progrAM to Discuss gov. toM corbett’s proposeD buDget: MArch 11, noon-1 p.M. with A Question and anSwer SeSSion to follow, valley country club (79 country club road, Sugarloaf). $25, chamber memberS; $30, non-chamber memberS. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 mulberry St., Scranton) • leArn how to creAte An effective marketing Strategy: march 7, 14, 9 a.m. • spring business cArD exchAnge: march 26, 5 p.m. Irem Clubhouse (64 ridgeway drive, dallaS) • briDAl showcAse: MArch 3, Doors noon, Show at 1:30 p.m. free. reServationS by calling 570.675.1134, ext. 100 or viSiting www.iremclubhouSe.com. • tAi chi for Arthritis: MArch 6, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. claSS will continue every wedneSday through June 12 for a total coSt of $65. firSt claSS free. reServationS by march 4 by calling 570.675.1866. • free reAl estAte seMinAr: MArch 7, 10 a.m. • spring crAft AnD gift fAir: MArch 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. vendorS needed, tableS $15. to reServe a table by march 8 call 570.675.1134, ext. 100. Johnson College (3427 n. main ave., Scranton, 570.342.6404, JohnSon.edu) • the AniMAl cAre center spAY DAY 2013: feb. 27. one-day clinic offerS diScounted Spaying and neutering ServiceS for dogS and catS. only reSidentS of lackawanna county with an income of leSS than $25,000 annually are invited to apply. application deadline iS feb. 15. applicationS can be obtained at www.JohnSon.edu, by calling 570-702-8961, or by Stopping by the animal care center on Johnson college’s cAMpus At 3427 north main avenue, Scranton. Keystone College (one college green, la plume, 570.945.8000, keyStone.edu) • the QuietMen, Acoustic rocK AnD celtic band: march 7, 7 p.m., theatre in brookS. King’s College (133 north river St., wilkeS-barre, 570.208.5957 or kingS.edu) • ethics lecture bY Dr. richArD Miller: march 18, 7 p.m., Sheehy-farmer campuS center. info: 570.208.5957. • woMen’s stuDies conference: MArch 25, 7 p.m., burke auditorium, william g. mcgowan School of buSineSS. Speical gueSt dr. atiya StokeS-brown

of bucknell univerSity. regiStration reQuireD bY cAlling 570.208.5900, ext. 5771. free. Lackawanna Audubon Society (p.o. box 1372, Scranton) • “A lifetiMe of birDs.” A presentAtion by photographer dave fiSher: march 17, 2:30 p.m., anthracite muSeum (22 bald mountain road, Scranton). for info call 570.586.5156. Lackawanna College (501 vine St., Scranton, 1.877.346.3552, lackawanna.edu) environmental inStitute (10 moffat dr., covington twp.) • on exhibit: A wAlK through nAtures glory: march 22-april 19. Misericordia University (www.miSericordia.edu, 570.674.6400; box office, 674.6719, miSericordia.edu) • scrAnton enterprise center (201 lackawanna ave., Scranton)connie pheiff SpeakS: SucceSS in SaleS: three SeSSionS march 6, 29, 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. $499 per perSon, per SeSSion. Scranton chamber memberS receive a 10 percent diScount. attendeeS participating in all three SeSSionS will receive a diScounted rate. regiSter: connie@pheiffandSome.com or

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. 570.906.4395. • eAster egg hunt AnD brunch: MArch 23. SeatingS at 10-11 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. egg hunt at 11 a.m. $10, adultS; $5, children 5-12 yearS of age; free, children under 5. reServationS reQuireD bY cAlling 570.674.6768. Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 highland park blvd., wilkeSbarre twp.) • sesAMe street live “elMo’s super heroeS:” march 14, 7 p.m.; march 15, 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.; march 16, 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m.; march 17, 1 and 4:30 p.m. ticketS available at the pennStar box office atmohegan Sun arena, www. ticketmaSter.com, 800.745.3000, or any ticketmaSter outlet. $13, $17 and $22. a limited number of $30 gold circle SeatS and $60 Sunny SeatS. opening night all SeatS (excluding gold circle and Sunny SeatS) are $12. a facility fee of $1 will be added to all ticket priceS. additional feeS and diScountS may apply. Monroe County Garden Club • Meeting: MArch 13, 11:30 A.M., hugheS eaStern monroe public library (n. ninth St., StroudSburg). free, memberS; $5, gueSt donation. Mount Hope Estate and Winery (2775 lebanon road,manheim, 717.665.7021, parenfaire.com) • Job fAir: MArch 16, 9 .M.-4 p.M., march 17, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., SwaShbuckler pub. appointmentS will be taken after 1pm and can be made by calling 717-665-7021 x 120. Mountain Grange No. 567 • MonthlY fleAMArKet: seconD

Saturday of each month. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., mountain grange hall (1632 w. 8th St., carverton). Nescopeck State Park (1137 honey hole rd., drumS, 570.403.2006) • pA fish AnD boAt coMMission bAsic boating courSe: march 9, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to regiSter call 570.406.4041. • the wooDs in Your bAcKYArD: A sustainable landScape workShop: march 23, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $25. regiStration reQuireD bY MArch 15, 570.825.1701. The Osterhout Free Library (71 S. franklin St., wilkeS-barre, www.oSterhout.info, 570.821.1959) •teen tech weeK: MArch 10-16 • one More row Knit & crochet group: march 16, 20, 10:30 a.m.-noon. • internet sAfetY progrAM: MArch 13, 6 p.m. • leArn to use fAcebooK or twitter: march 14, 6-7 p.m. • socrAtes cAfé Discussion group: march 14, 6:30-8 p.m. • frAnKlin street sleuths: MArch 21, 6:30 p.m. 76 univerSity drive , hazleton, 570.450.3000, www.hn.pSu.edu) Penn State Wilkes-Barre (rte. 115, lehman, 570.675.2171, wb.pSu.edu) • spring filM AnD Discussion series – “the unconQuerAble huMAn spirit: five degreeS of diverSity:” thurSdayS, march 14-april 18, 7 p.m., r/c wilkeSbarre movieS 14 (24 e. northampton St., wilkeS-barre) The Regal Room (216 lackawanna ave., olyphant, 570.489.1901) • st. pAttY’s DAY pArtY: MArch 15, doorS 5:45, buffet 6-7 p.m. caSh bAr. $20. reservAtions reQuireD: 570.489.1901 or fax 570.489.2692. live entertAinMent bY Joe stAnKY & the cadetS. Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale. org) • 28th AnnuAl nepA bAch festivAl: march 16-17. $15; $12, SeniorS and wvia memberS; $7, StudentS. for more information, to reServe ticketS, or to orDer A copY of the chorAle’s lAtest cd, contact the chorale office at 570.871-0350 or viSit www.robertdalechorale.org. Friends of Salt Springs Park (po box 541, montroSe. 570.967.7275, info@friendSofSaltSpringSpark.org.) • “honeY, hAve You seen the bees?”: march 9, 1-3 p.m. $5, memberS; $10, non-memberS; free, kidS. • tree pruning clAss: MArch 23, 9 A.M. $5, memberS; $15, non-memberS. • full Moon hiKe: MArch 27, tiMe tbA. Scranton Cultural Center (420 n. waShington ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369, Scrantonculturalcenter.org) • st. pAtricK’s pArADe DAY pArtY: march 9, noon-4 p.m. • “the Menu” present wegMAns seAfood Spectacular: march 11, 7 p.m., cocktail hour 6 p.m. $7. Self Discovery Wellness Arts Center (200 lake ave., montroSe, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellneSS@epix.net, wellneSSartS.com) • woMen’s wellness DAY retreAt: march 9, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. $85. Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA

• trADitionAl slAvic Dinner: MArch 10, 2-5 p.m., St. ignatiuS loyola pariSh, kingSton. $12, adultS; $6, children. reServationS or information call 570.822.9813. wAggin’ tAils pet reScue(waggintailSreScue.com, information@waggintailSreScue.com, 570.992.4185) • eAster bunnY photos: MArch 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., pet SupplieS pluS (101 pocono commonS, route 611, StroudSburg) Waverly Community House (1115 n. abington rd., waverly, waverlycomm.org) • nAtionAl woMen’s historY Month luncheon: march 15, caSh bar reception noon-12:30 p.m., lunch at 12:30 p.m. $25. rSvp by march 8. • chilDren’s etiQuette clAsses: MArch 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., claSS 1: “paSS the peaS, pleaSe,” ageS 4 to 7; 2-4 p.m., claSS 2: “dining boot camp for kidS,” ageS 8 to 14. $25 per Student, per claSS. • bunnY breAKfAst AnD eAster egg hunt: march 23, 10 a.m. $10 per perSon; free, children under the age of 3. ticketS muSt be purchaSed in advance. • coAch little bAsKetbAll clinics: beginning march 5, boyS and girlS ageS 6 to 9, tueSdayS, 3:30-5 p.m.; beginning march 7, boyS and girlS gradeS 4 to 6, 3:30-5 p.m. • “speciAl neeDs stuDents AnD strAtegieS for poSt-Secondary SucceSS:” march 6, 6 p.m. Snow date: march 13. • etiQuette clAsses: MArch 16, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., ageS 4 to 7; 2-4 p.m., ageS 8-14. Wilkes University (84 w. South St, wilkeS-barre, 1.800. wilkeS.u, wilkeS.edu) drS. robert S. and Judith a. gardner educational forum SerieS: • cYberbullYing: A crisis in our SchoolS with Speaker Jane holter, trAiner in the AttorneY generAl’s office, harriSburg: march 18, 4:30 p.m., martS 214. • AllAn hAMilton DicKson spring writerS SerieS: 7 p.m., kirby Salon. march 18, Jeff mock and margot Schilpp; april 15, tim parriSh. Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • eDucAtionAl luncheon feAturing george Stark, director of external AffAirs At cAbot oil & gAs corporAtion: MArch 13, 11:45 A.M.-1 p.M., twig’s café (1 e. tioga St., tunkhannock). • bi- AnnuAl legislAtive breAKfAst: march 27, 8-9:30 a.m., Shadowbrook inn and reSort (201 reSort lane,tunkhannock). free, wyccc memberS; $10, non-memberS. for reServationS or more information, contact deborah at 570.875.8325 or by e-mail at deborah@wyccc.com. wYoMing vAlleY Dog sQuAD troop no. 221 (www.dogScoutS.org. phylliS, troop leader: phylliS@thebarkingbaSket.comor liza, Secretary/ treaSurer:Sewcrazy@epix.net) egg hunt for dogS: march 24, 1-5 p.m., hollenback dog park (1050 waShington St., wilkeS-barre). ExPANDED LISTINGS AT

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JJoyce’s Jo ycce’ e’ss Ca C afé fé,, 2734 fé 27344 B 27 irne ir neyy ne Café, Birney Av Ave. ve. e , 34 3343-4041 3 4004411 3Ave., Ke K elllly’ y s Pu Pubb & Ea E tery te rryy, 18 8022 Kelly’s Eatery, 1802 Ceda Ce dar Ave. da A Av vee.., 334 466--97 4697588 9758 Cedar Ave., 346-9758 T Th he Ke eyss, 24 2444 Pe enn n A vee. ve. The Keys, Penn Ave. K Ki llccoy oyne yne ne’s ’ , 12 ’s 1129 9 S. S M ainn Av ai A e., e., e. Kilcoyne’s, Main Ave., 9969-4331 96 699 43 4 31 31 K Ki ld ldar dar are’ e’s, e’ ss,, 1119 19 JJefferson efffeersson ef o A ve.,.,., ve Kildare’s, Ave., 34 444 40 4030 3 30 344-4030 Mc M cMu cMu M ll llen en n’s ’s P ub, 21 ub ub, 2199 E E.. McMullen’s Pub, M Ma ark rkkett S t , 34 t. 3346-2723 6 27 62723 723 23 Market St., M Me errtt’ss P iano & C ia oocckt k aiil Ba Bar, Bar, r Mert’s Piano Cocktail 3302 30 2 Pe Pennn A Penn vee.,., 9969-9100 699-9911000 Ave., Mi icck key yG anno an non’ nn’’s, s 9925 25 Mickey Gannon’s, Sa and nder errso sonn Av Ave. e , 34 e. 3343-6234 3-62 36622344 Sanderson Ave., M Mi noook o a Pu Pub, b, 22934 9 4 Bi 93 B rn ney Minooka Birney Av A ve. ve. e.,, 20 2099-71 97172 71 7 72 Ave., 209-7172 M Mo Morg org gan’z an n’z P ubb & E ater at ery, er y, 3315 15 15 Morgan’z Pub Eatery, Gr G rree eeen Ri een Ridg dge S dg St t., 3344-8300 44-8 44 -830 -8 3000 Green Ridge St., M Mu llllig gaan n’ss, 51 5519 9 Li Lind nden nd en S t.,, t. Mulligan’s, Linden St., 3346-8465 34 46-84 6--84 8465 655 T Th New w Pe Penn nny, nn y, 11827 8277 No 82 ortth Thee Ne Penny, North M Ma ain in nA vee. Main Ave. P P. J ’ss 11910 J. 910 P 91 910 Pu ub, b 1100 00 A dams da ms ms P.J.’s Pub, Adams Av ve. e , 3433343-3000 34 433-30 30000 0 Ave., P Po oshh @ T he S he cran cr an nto tonn C Cl lub ub,, Posh The Scranton Club, 404 N 404 40 N.. W a hing as hinggto hi t n Av A e., e. Washington Ave., 39739 7-00770099 7397-0709 Ro ock c y’ y’s Lo L u ge un g , 114 41 Rocky’s Lounge, 141 JJe eff ffer e soon A er Av ve. e.,, 34 488 03 0351 511 Jefferson Ave., 348-0351 S Sa amb mbuc uca ca G Gr rille iilllee & B ar, 23 ar ar, 34 Sambuca Grille Bar, 234 P Pe enn nnn A vvee., 9961-5205 611-5520 205 Penn Ave., Th T hirrstt-T T’ss B ar & G riill, rill lll, 12 1120 20 Thirst-T’s Bar Grill, Li L inc ncol ncol oln S St t., O lyph ly phan ph an nt, t, 44898 89 Lincoln St., Olyphant, 99901 99 901 01 Tr T rax x aatt tth he Ra R adi d sson sssoonn, 770 00 Trax the Radisson, 700 La L ack ckaw a an annaa A ve., ve e.,, 3342-8300 42-8 42 -830 -8 83000 Lackawanna Ave., Th The he VV Spot Sp ot,, 90 06 Pr Prov oovvid iden enccee en V-Spot, 906 Providence R Road Ro oad d, 996 633-78 7888 78 8 Road, 963-7888 Wh W hisske key D Di ick k’ss, 30 08 N. N Whiskey Dick’s, 308 W Wa Wash ashhin inggttonn A ve.,.,. 3342-9824 ve 42-998224 42 Washington Ave.,

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Beer: Ticket to Rye Brewer: Magic Hat Brewing Company Style: American IPA ABV: 7.10% Description: Magic Hat’s Ticket to Rye pours a dark amber color with a light off-white head that sticks around for a bit. In the nose, there is a presence of pine from the hops, slight sour notes from the rye malt, and caramel as well, but none of it is overwhelming, and it’s all quite subdued. The taste follows the nose almost exactly, first the piney/spiciness from the hops, followed by the bite from the rye, and then the smoothness of the caramel malt. Ticket to Rye is a very solid beer that has a great malt backbone without losing out on the overall balance of the beer. This beer has great carbonation, but after swallowing, it still manages to leave behind a wonderful creamy texture that coats the palate. All in all, it’s a very solid beer from Magic Hat.w Food pairing: An American IPA typically has a strong IPA bite that comes through due to the malt characteristics; however, with a rye malt base, the characteristics of the hops change subtly. The rye malt adds a bit of spiciness and sweetness to the beer and comes across as very caramel-like in flavor. This characteristic makes Ticket to Rye a great match for meat or chicken dishes, especially those with Cajun spices or charred a bit to caramelize the meat. Another great choice with this beer would be Indian or Thai dishes that have enough spice to taste, but not overwhelm the palate. Ticket to Rye would complement these spices, and the malt backbone would both enhance and subdue them as well. This is definitely a beer to mix and match with in the area of food, so pour yourself a glass and be adventurous! Is it worth trying? Very much so! I must admit that I have never been a big fan of rye beers.

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Shawn was a nice, slightly younger guy that I had met through friends. We seemed to get along really well when we met and decided to try a dinner together. We went out for Mexican on date number one and had a wonderful time. He asked me out for Thai the next night. Apparently, we were going to do the culinary tour of the world via Wilkes-Barre. Tuesday night arrived and I picked him up. We drove to the restaurant and had a lovely meal. The check came and he looked at me and asked if I was getting it this time since he paid the night before. I assumed that since he had been the one to invite me to dinner that he would be paying, so I didn’t bring any cash or my card with me, only my ID. I sheepishly explained my dilemma, and at first, he didn’t believe me. I said to him I was serious and that next time maybe this is something that should be discussed prior to going out. Maybe I am just old-fashioned, but this is how dating works. He paid the check and we left the restaurant. Shawn said he wanted to grab a drink before we called it a night. We decided to walk over to Rodano’s and grabbed a beer. While there, I was still uncomfortable about the whole money situation. We talked casually, but the tension and awkwardness was obvious to

anyone within a 10-mile radius of our bar stools. I decided to only have one beer and nurse it since money was apparently an issue. After his third beer, Mr. Excitement looked at me and said he was in the mood for karaoke and wanted to go to Old Tyme Charley’s. He said that I would need to cover the drink tab there since he took care of this one. My face contorted into an odd expressive combination of confusion and disgust. I looked at him and said that I didn’t have money or a card 20 minutes ago, so where would I magically come up with currency on the 50-foot walk from the restaurant to the bar? Shawn said he didn’t think I was being serious at the restaurant and that he just figured I had some extra emergency cash set aside in the car. I told him that the night was over. I didn’t have cash or a desire to continue this date. I drove him home and dropped him off. On the drive back to my apartment, I contacted just about every guy friend in my phone to see if I was being too old-fashioned, thinking money shouldn’t have been the reason for this date’s untimely demise. They agreed with me; apparently chivalry in his case was dead. He was not my knight in shining armor, just another guy in cheap tin foil.

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Most people are aware of the ivory trade, something that has been going on for hundreds of years. Ivory trade is the highly profitable selling of ivory from animals such as walrus, narwhal, and, most commonly, Asian and African elephants. Because ivory has been traded for so long and at such rapid rates, several species have become endangered as a direct result of the ivory trade. It doesn’t take much to realize that this is an extremely bad business, if you can even call it a business. One of the latest defenders of wildlife to speak out against the ivory trade is also one of the biggest names to speak out against this horrific monopoly in general. Earlier this week, Prince William addressed a group of representatives attending a wildlife conservation conference. The Duke of Cambridge has been a longtime animal advocate and is a supporter and member of the wildlife conservation charity Tusk Trust. “As we enter 2013, the world’s natural resources are under threat as never before,” Prince William stated at the conference held in Bangkok, Thailand. “We know from the data and analysis presented to this meeting that the illegal killing of the African elephant and rhino, and the related illegal trade in their ivory and horn, has reached shocking levels in the past few years.” Prince William went on to say that if more of an effort is not made and this serious crime is

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When Phillip Phillips was just nine years old, Max Harris was just beginning his tour of duty with the U.S. Armed Forces. The Allentown, Pa., native served as an Arabic linguist. He remembers crossing in to Iraq on the first night of the war and spending his last nine months working on counter insurgency. In 2004, Harris received his discharge due to post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that is becoming too common amongst U.S. veterans. PTSD can lead to everything from nightmares to suicidal thoughts. A 2008 study by the RAND Corporation placed the prevalence of the disorder among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans at just under 14 percent. As knowledge and awareness of the disease rises, many believe that number increases as well. When Harris was sent home, Phillips was 14 years old. He just started playing music. Sure, he showed promise early on, but the Georgia native still had his sights set on high school, college, and working in between at his father’s pawn shop. Phillips went on to win the 12th season of “American Idol,” release a single that has sold over three million copies, and drop an album that is on the verge of going platinum. But perhaps most importantly, the stories that Phillips shares through his music are now helping people cope with problems in all corners of the world. In Allentown, the Iraqi vet is thankful for Phillips’ new album, “The World from the Side of the Moon,” specifically the next single, “Gone, Gone, Gone. “This past weekend I had some pretty horrible nightmares stem-

explained Harris on “The Ralphie Show” via telephone while Phillips sat in studio and listened. “I really needed something to calm me down.” Not able to sleep, Harris reached for his iPad and cued up the track. “Something about the lyrics in that song… I heard things differently that time and it finally put me at peace,” he said. “I wanted to thank you, Phillip, for the amazing things that you’re doing. It’s been a long time since a storyteller has come along who really conveys that emotion in his music.” Phillips, normally reserved and low-key, seemed to be at an even greater loss for words, yet was compelled by Harris’ story to respond. “You know, music affects me in a lot of ways; it’s very therapeutic for me, and then once you share it with people in the world, you hear so many stories come out of it,” he said. “I respect you a lot, Max, for what you’ve done. You’re more of a man than I am.” From hospital visits to family members making headlines, Phillips’ ride to success since “Idol” has been far from smooth. Yet moments like this help him to put things in perspective. “It’s a little nerve-racking when you (share your music) because… that’s a big story,” said Phillips after we hung up with Harris. “I don’t know if you’ll ever overcome that because it’s always just so new.” -Listen to “The Ralphie Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-12 a.m. on 97 BHT.

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It began as a quick conversation. The Vintage Theater in Scranton was moving venues and was about to forego the cafe they had – but then Katie Trott and Chelsea Collins put their heads together. The two friends and recent graduates of Temple University and Marywood University, respectively, decided they wanted to give running a cafe a shot, and Morning Glory Cafe was born. “It was really spur of the moment,” Trott said. “We got everything together in about a month and a half.” Morning Glory Cafe moved into its spot, connected to the Vintage Theater (326 Spuce St., Scranton), in September and had its grand opening this past weekend. “It was nerve-racking, starting a new business,” Trott said, “but it’s all coming together.” Morning Glory serves up coffee, baked goods, and lunch fare, specializing in paninis and churning out unique drinks, such as a pumpkin smoothie in the fall and some anticipated lavender syrup for spring-themed, flowery drinks. The twist, however, is that everything in the new eatery is organic. Both Trott and Collins have a great appreciation for the environment and wanted to express that through Morning Glory. “In college, taking classes, I learned some things that really surprised me,” Trott said. “For example, a lot of the coffee we get is a product of chopping down hundreds of acres of

rainforest.” The girls use Green Street Roasting in Philadelphia to get their beans. “They ensure that it’s organic,” Trott said. “They’re brothers, and they visit the farms they work with to make sure everything is ethical and moral.” For the time being, as far as food is concerned, the girls are frequenting Wegmans in order to garner supplies, but Trott said that will change come spring. “It’s a little tough in the winter and since we just got started, but in the spring, we’re looking to work with organic farms to bring in what we need.” The mood of the cafe is one of comfort and friendliness, and even the decor runs along the line of going green. “Our furniture is very unique,” Trott said. “Our tables are made from old palettes. We’re in the old space of the Electric Theater Company, so we have their vintage couches. All the pieces are disconnected but come together in the end.” While some hear “organic” and automatically think “expensive,” Trott wants to make sure clients know that’s not the case at Morning Glory. “We worked our hardest to make everything affordable so that anyone from the Scranton community can come in and enjoy what we have to offer.”

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Chromebook is The Force is strong light, but carries with new pinball game heavy price tag Google’s original Chromebook created a ton of buzz when it was originally released. A laptop designed to operate fully in “the cloud,” the Chromebook ditches the “jack-of-alltrades, master-of-none” mentality of traditional laptop design in favor of hardware and software optimized for work on the web. The Chromebook’s operating system (creatively dubbed “Chrome OS”) design speaks well to that philosophy. It’s essentially a substantially fortified version of the Google Chrome web browser, and users of Chrome would be right at home using any Chromebook. The original Chromebook was inexpensive and minimalist, and it got the job done. I liked it, despite complaints about the build quality from some quarters. It did what it said it would do, extremely well. Recently, Google released the Chromebook Pixel, a heavily upgraded version of the original Chromebook. Sporting an ultra-high-resolution touchscreen superior to Apple’s much-lauded Retina displays, along with extremely good build quality, the Chromebook Pixel is a work of art. Its Intel i5 processor and lack of a heavyduty operating system mean that anything you can do on the Chromebook will be done quickly. It has both WiFi and LTE/4G connectivity, so you can work no matter where you go. The Pixel is, in a word, beautiful. There’s just one problem: the

pricetag. The Chromebook Pixel costs $1,300, and all it can do is utilize web-based applications. Granted, that’s no small thing, because you can do a whole lot of useful stuff with just an Internet connection and a web browser, but you can get the same thing with a $300 netbook or tablet. For $1,300, it’s not unreasonable to expect just a little bit of flexibility. So why buy it? I like think that the concept of the Chromebook Pixel is somewhat similar to the philosophy of auto manufacturer Lotus. They’re both ultra-lightweight, reasonably powerful, have good build quality and excellent design, and both are a little on the pricey side. They’re probably both targeting the same demographic, come to think of it. One only hopes that Google produces better engineers than the British. In any event, it seems to me that Google’s gotten away from the original concept of the Chromebook. Lightweight computing solutions should generally have a lightweight price tag. Even if you’re fully behind the “let’s do everything in the cloud” philosophy, after spending that much money, you’d think you’d at least be able to play a video game on the thing. On the other hand, there are always people who like nice things, and this Chromebook is certainly that.

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Get fashion forward on your phone Need a mid-day shopping fix but can’t leave your desk? Love a new designer but can’t wrap your tongue around their pretentious name? Or do you just need some advice on a new trend? Check out these super fun and useful apps for your Smartphone. Spentit allows you to show your new purchases to friends and followers instantly. You can also create a wish list and cross your fingers that one of your followers wants to get you a fantastic birthday gift! Another useful perk lets you browse reviews of items before you buy just in case you need some convincing or a friendly warning. Available for iPhone. Speak Chic is for the phonetically challenged. How many times have you quickly mumbled your new fave designers name under your breath in hopes that you didn’t sound like a dope? For only $1.99, you have access to over 300 designer names with audio and phonetic spellings. No excuse to make a Showgirls faux pas. (Remember Versace?) Available for iPhone. Cloth will have you sharing your best outfits and creating a

closet file by saving, categorizing, and sharing your outfits. Once you’ve snapped a photo, you can send your view-worthy outfit to the site and they will post it for everyone to see. Then there is the genius Cloth Weather. With the help of wunderground.com, this app uses real-time weather in your area and creates an outfit appropriate for whatever the weather! Available for iPhone. Snapette is a shopping tool which helps you locate designer fashions in stores near you. Think of it as a personal shopping assistant. This handy app allows you to browse items in stores around the world and even find the sales! Free app available for Android. Pose is for window shopping from the trendsetters. Check out what top bloggers, designers, celebs, and fashionistas are wearing right this minute. Pose offers a style-finder where you can follow people with the style you are looking for. Share and shop with friends and other Posers! Free app available for Android. Papierdoll is your one stop for who, what, where, and when of the fashion world. This handy app breaks down and lets you scroll through headlines, informing you of new collaborations, who’s wearing who, and much more. Think CliffsNotes for fashion news. You can get your degree in fashion news at a glance. Free app available for Android.

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“I’m not bipolar! I’m unemployed! There’s a difference!” I screamed at my mother as I slammed my bedroom door. It was only 8 p.m., but I forced myself to sleep to stop arguing with her. The next morning, I woke up to my phone ringing. It was a friend calling me at 7:03 a.m. WTF?! “Get your ass up we r goin 2 the gym,” they texted after I ignored the call. “I’m already out for a run,” I replied, lying with an excuse to make me sound less lazy for wanting more than 11 hours of sleep. “Liarrrr. It’s so cold,” they texted back. I looked outside. There was no snow on the ground, so my excuse was still viable. I looked online to discover it was 39 degrees. He was right. I wouldn’t run in 39 degree weather. To keep up with my lie, I posted a photo on Facebook of a bird by the beach, perched on two slabs of wood that read “WAKE UP AND LIVE” with the caption, “Starting my Friday off w/ a morning run in the cold outdoors, because I’m alive and I might as well feel it. Boom!” Meanwhile, I lay in bed wearing a winter hat and my summer camp hoodie above the waist but nothing below the waste. Staring at my profile for

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28 minutes, impressed that 17 people liked the photo so early in the morning, I realized something was off. Maybe my mom was right. Maybe I’m bipolar. It would explain why I’m a mess. I mean, a few years ago, I was on the right path, interning for E! and Jimmy Kimmel, being cast on a primetime reality show that sent me to Tokyo for six weeks. How did I end up half-naked, unemployed, and living with my parents? I quickly Googled bipolar disorder. As I read WebMD, I realized these weren’t symptoms of a mental illness – they were symptoms of being young and unemployed! Sleeplessness? You’d stay awake for two days straight looking for a job if you had to move back with your parents, too. Manic highs/lows? One minute you feel amazing because you think you landed a job, the next you hide in your room for two days because you didn’t. Erratic behavior? Bringing a marching band to apply for a job sounds nuts, but desperate times call for desperate measures. So I’m sorry, Mom and Dad, if I’m happy one minute and angry the next, or if I sleep for two days straight. It’s not because I’m bipolar. I’m unemployed. There’s a difference.

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The Independent reported in January that Dean Kamen (who famously invented the Segway, a standing, battery-powered scooter) had developed, along with a Pennsylvania medical team, what appears to work as a “reverse feeding tube” that will vacuum out up to 30 percent of any food in the stomach before it is digested and converted into calories. After installation of the stomach “port,” the diner could operate the device without daily medical help. (2.) The Polish cosmetics company Inglot announced in January a nail polish ideal for Muslim women, in that it can withstand the five-timesdaily hand-washing required for prayers. (Normally, devout women wear nail polish only during their menstrual periods, when the hand-washing is not required, but polish thus signals menstruation and therefore embarrasses modest women.)

ADVANCES IN ANIMAL RESEARCH

Scientists from Sweden’s Lund University, reporting in a recent issue of Current Biology, explored the burning question of why dung beetles appear to be “dancing” on the tops of the dung balls they roll away. The answer is that the beetles need to roll their treasures away from the heap as quickly as possible (lest competitors swipe them) and that they can best maintain a straight line away by celestial navigation. To test the hypothesis, researchers actually outfitted some beetles with tiny visors to block their view of the sky, and those beetles mostly rolled their balls in irregular routes, whereas the sky-searching beetles moved in straight lines. Intelligent Design: Japanese researchers learned recently that a species of sea slug may lose its penis after copulating, but then grow another one and use it the next time the occasion arises. Writing in the British journal Biology Letters, the scientists also found that the slugs have

both male and female organs and in effect copulate with each other through a simultaneous hook-up. A final breathtaking finding of the team was that the sea slugs’ penis has the ability to remove competitors’ sperm from the female openings of its mate.

LEADING ECONOMIC INDICATORS

In January, the National Hockey League labor dispute ended and players returned to work, but as usual, some owners resumed claiming that players’ high salaries were killing them financially. The Phoenix Business Journal reported in December that the Phoenix Coyotes, for example, stood to turn a profit for the 2012-2013 season only if the lockout had continued and wiped out all the games — indicating that, based on the team’s projections, the only way for it to make money was to never play. In the Czech Republic, percapita beer consumption is twice that in the United States, and competition is such that some beers are priced lower than any other beverage, including water. (The brewery Pizensky Prazdroj delivers beer in tanker trucks that in the U.S. might deliver gasoline, and delivers it to pubs’ storage tanks just as U.S. gas station have storage tanks.) Recently, concerned about overconsumption, the country’s health minister proposed to prohibit restaurants and bars from offering a beer as the lowest-priced drink, per ounce. In January about 1,000 workers at Shanghai’s Shinmei Electric Co. held 18 managers captive at the plant from Friday morning until nearly midnight on Saturday in protest of recent employee rules. The workers dispersed when parent company officials promised to reconsider the policies, which included a fine of the equivalent of about $8 for being late and a limit of two minutes per toilet break.

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One of Britain’s most famous “madams” announced in January that she was coming out of retirement to set up a brothel exclusively catering to disabled people and the terminally ill. An ordinary brothel would be illegal in the town of Milton Keynes (45 miles from London), but Becky Adams insists that the government could not shut hers down without illegally discriminating against the disabled. Advances in the Service Sector: (1.) In January, the Japanese marketing firm Wit Inc. began hiring “popular” young women (judged by the extent of their “social network” contacts), at the equivalent of $121 a day, to walk around with advertising stickers on their thighs. (The stickers would be placed on the erotic “zettai ryouiki” — the Japanese mystical area between the hem of a short skirt and the top of long socks.) The women must be prepared to endure men hovering closely to read the ads. (2.) According to news reports in November, New York City physician Jack Berdy was doing a brisk business administering Botox injections (at up to $800) to poker players who were hoping to prevent facial expressions that might tip their hands. Ingenious: (1.) London’s

JOB PROSPECTS DIM

Willie Merriweather, 53, was detained in February by police in Aiken, S.C., after an employment agency reported that, when he was sitting for an interview, he exposed himself (allegedly telling the interviewer that “it fell out,” that he “must have forgotten” to zip his pants). Police said Merriweather had been accused of a similar incident at a different employment agency a few days earlier.

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A Verizon risk team, looking for data breaches on a client’s computers, discovered that one company software developer was basically idle for many months, yet remained productive — because he had outsourced his projects to a Chinese software developer who would do all the work and send it back. The employee earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, according to a January Los Angeles Times report, but paid the Chinese worker only about $50,000. The risk team eventually learned that sensitive company information was flowing to and from Chinese terminals, leading the company to suspect hackers, but that traffic was merely the U.S. employee (obviously, “ex-employee” now) sending and receiving his workload. The U.S. man showed up for work every day, but spent his time leisurely web-surfing.

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By Caeriel Crestin

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Sponges, the most ancient species of living animal, appear to the untutored eye to be inert and lifeless porous objects. Yet they’ve flourished for millions of years virtually unchanged. Their simple, effective structure makes their fierce labor seem like inactivity: They have to pump about a ton of seawater through themselves to filter out an ounce of food. This week, take your cue from the sponge, if at all possible: Since you’ll have to labor immensely for every particle of productivity, eliminate all nonessential activity (like some of your usual time-wasting shenanigans) from your schedule. ARIES (March 21-April 19) Ironically, in some ways you’re at your best when you’re out of your comfort zone. For some people, being on vacation brings out the worst in them. They’re stressed by the differences from their normal routines and become obnoxious assholes with exaggerated senses of entitlement. Not so you; the more unpredictable a situation is, the more you thrive. That’s a pretty good card to have drawn in the Cosmic Talent Lottery. Someone less specifically skilled at surfing chaos would be quaking in their boots—you, on the other hand, should be quivering with excitement and joy. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) I’ve been watching you. Not like a creepy stalker; more like a proud parent grinning from the sidelines. Although I’m not directly responsible for your impressive progress, countless miniature triumphs, and cumulatively substantial achievements, I feel invested in your success. Rooting for you quietly from backstage with fingers crossed and prayers on my lips, I’m delighted when you validate my faith in you with such modest brilliance and diligence. Although I waited in hopes that someone more impressive would give you the recognition you deserve, I’ve realized that only someone paying this close attention is likely to know how worthy you are. Thus, I hereby present you, retroactively, the coveted Sign of the Year award for 2012. Care to go for two years in a row? You’re well on your way.

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL (pictured) March 6, 1972 Jenna Fischer March 7, 1974 Micky Dolenz March 8, 1945 Brittany Snow March 9, 1986 Chuck Norris March 10, 1940 Alex Kingston March 11, 1963 Liza Minelli March 12, 1946

mind off your problems. Just make sure you don’t carry them with you—that’s where the forgiveness part comes in. Recognize how sweet your life is, and let go of its few minor flaws so you can truly, wholeheartedly enjoy the rest. CANCER (June 21-July 22) Crabs molt. Whenever they outgrow their shells, they crack open and squeeze out of their old selves, and spend a nervous couple days avoiding predators (if you’ve ever had soft-shell crab, you’ve taken advantage of their tender vulnerability) until their new shells harden. Although literally climbing out of your old skin would be disgusting, doing so figuratively is a good idea, coinciding with this week’s New Moon. It might be tougher than peeling yourself out of a sweaty pair of tight leather pants, but when you experience the grateful relief of being able to breathe again after such a task, you’ll be glad you did. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) At an improv workshop this weekend, an accomplished and experienced improviser shared with us his mantra to address the inner voices that still tell him he doesn’t know what he’s doing: Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. Let go of the outcome. This struck me as perfect advice for life—in particular, your life, right now. Follow these four steps for a week or three, then report back. I’m pretty sure no matter what happens you’ll be a happier person, even if you don’t get the things you currently think you need to be happy. Isn’t the end result—your happiness—more important than the way you got there?

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Don’t repeat Adam’s mistake. I’m not talking about that whole business with The Apple that got him and Eve exiled from Eden. I’m referring to his first wife (chronicled in ancient Hebrew texts), Lillith. She objected to his limited sexuality; since she considered them equals, she didn’t want to lie beneath him all the time. When he refused to change it up at all, she uttered the name of God and disappeared, leaving a whining Adam behind (God eventually indulged him by creating the supposedly more pliant Eve). There’s a Lillith in your life right now, no? You may think you know exactly how you like it—but that’s not allowing for the possibility that Lill knows some tricks you might love. At least try out the new positions being suggested to you, in and out of bed, before your horizon-expanding friend gets frustrated and takes off for good. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Can you blame people for being envious? Admit it: You’ve got it made. Of course, you deserve it. But now that you have so many of the things you want, there’s a whole new set of worries to screw you up—but don’t let anxiety about losing the good stuff rule you, Scorpio. First of all, although the blessings in your life can last a long time, we both know nothing is forever.

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) I respect that you take your time to make a decision, and that once you do, it’s one that can be counted on. But I worry about your ability to rationalize bowing to fear, explaining it as natural caution. That’s a copout. Break free of the shackles of careful forward movement. It’s the difference between creeping across the galaxy on impulse engines and activating the warp drive. Don’t be left behind. Risk leaving the overfamiliar universe you know and enter the thrilling new one you’ve been craving all along. Quit plodding along and start traveling at the faster-than-light speeds you’re capable of. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Octopi are loosely related to more familiar mollusks, like clams or snails, only somewhere in evolutionary history they shed their shells in favor of mobility and speed. Incredibly versatile, these fluid creatures can squeeze into almost any space, and their amazing skin can imitate virtually any color or texture, becoming vividly patterned, or covered in spikes. Although you lack some of the physical advantages of this ingenious creature, you share some intangible qualities. Like them, you’ve rid yourself of encumbering armor, learned how to blend with hostile environments, and bonelessly slipped through traps that would have snared someone more rigid. Now it’s time to develop a new cephalopodan talent: juggling the many blessings and responsibilities you’ve chosen will require at least eight arms.

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VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Sometimes, terrified anticipation is worse than the actual event you’re dreading. But your proposed strategy is like breaking a mirror on purpose, just to get it over with.

Forcing yourself to suffer a fate that isn’t actually inevitable isn’t the best way to end your anxiety about it. You’ve done that before (remember when you dumped that sweetheart because you couldn’t deal with the possibility that they might break up with you?). But since what you fear isn’t actually likely to happen anytime soon, don’t force the issue. Keep the mirror whole; keeping an eye on what’s reflected in it will do far more to ease your trepidation than breaking it ever could.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) No matter how many layers you apply, white watercolor paint is simply not going to be able to convincingly cover darker colors applied earlier. The same goes for what you’re attempting to hide now. The story you’re laying over it is only creating a thin, translucent veneer that actually makes what you’re trying to cover up look much worse than it actually is. Instead of struggling to gloss over your past (which is hardly as embarrassing as you imply) either flaunt it, or use the method many people use to fix up a poorly thought-out tattoo— incorporate it into another, bigger picture.

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) Patience and forgiveness are this month’s keywords. Although you may be tempted to blow up at, avenge, or even just address the wrongs done to you, it may not actually be worth it, since the angst-laden fallout that’s likely to result will be far greater than the initial catalytic distress. Besides, if you just bite your tongue, you’ll soon have a reward that will easily take your

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Ultimately they’ll change or end. Secondly, worrying about them can only accelerate that process. Just enjoy what you’ve got, whether it’s true love, unemployment benefits, or free cable TV.

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Impressions Media is a local, multi-media company. We publish our flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other publications. Our digital business comprises of several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to mid-size businesses locally. We also offer a variety of commercial services.

We currently offer these employment opportunities:

Sales Position - Full Time We are seeking highly motivated, full time sales people. The positions consist of prospecting and setting appointments with businesses to discuss their advertising needs, with an emphasis on on-line marketing. Performing estimates and follow-up are part of the position as well. Candidate Expectations: • Team Player • Motivated • Goal Oriented • Excellent Sales and Customer Service Skills • Exceptional communication skills • Ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and thrive in a fast-paced deadline oriented environment We are a rapidly growing multi-media and Web design company. We are dedicated to growing the company at the local and national level and are in search of dynamic sales people to help us achieve our goals.We offer a great work environment, competitive wages and lucrative commission plan.

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DELIVERY DRIVER/ DISHWASHER Delivery Person for busy restaurant. Must be available weekends, days and nights. Apply at Bobby O’s 300 Main Street Dupont,PA

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

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

Please send cover letter, resume and position you are applying for and salary history to: Denise Sellers dsllers@civitasmedia.com

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

LPN/MED ASST

Medical office. Weekdays only. Send resume to c/o Times Leader Box 4275 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

REGISTERED NURSE – FIELD OPERATIONS (UMR) Opportunity for an experienced RN to be part of a Field Operations team to perform onsite reviews of Nursing Facility records to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal regs. Experience with the nursing process in an acute care hospital or LTC setting with knowledge of MDS & LTC admission process strongly preferred. Frequent day travel with a great schedule! Fax resume to 717-939-6522 or email pacareers@ avysionhealthcare. com Avysion is an EOE

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MODELS

The Keen Agency Inc. is a PA licensed and bonded agency. New models for advertisements in print, commercial, TV and runway. Locally & New York City. All ages, types and sizes. No experience necessary. Open Calls 5 & 7 pm only: Thurs., March 7 At Woodlands Inn & Resort 570-947-6291 www. keen-models.com

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600 FINANCIAL AUTOMOTIVE SALES PROFESSIONAL

Gaughan Auto Store, Taylor, currently has a position available for an experienced car salesperson. Blue Cross Blue Shield, 401K, Aggressive Pay Plan. Fast paced dealership. Apply in person or email resume to: gaughanautostore@ hotmail.com HERE WE GROW AGAIN

548 Medical/Health

Digital Sales Specialist Searching for a resourceful, highly motivated and experienced Digital Media Sales Specialist.

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BMW SALES PROFESSIONALS Immediate Opening. New & Pre-owned Highline Sales. Experience Necessary. Join Our Winning Team! Call or Email: Lester Knight 570-343-1221 Email: Lknight@ tomhesser.com Tom Hesser BMW Scranton

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

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FULL TIME SALESPERSON

please apply in person with resume to Wyoming Valley Automart, 415 Kidder Street WilkesBarre, PA 18702 Salary + commission No phone calls please

MARKETING/SALES

Full Time, Part Time experienced Marketing/Salespersons. Identify and connect with senior executives, open doors and arrange meetings. Must have excellent phone skills. Fax Resume to: (866) 969-0690 Email to: CMCNorth east@verizon.net

PART-TIME/ STOCKCLERK “Fridays Noon-7pm” for beer distributor. Responsible, at least 18 years of age with valid driver’s license. Lift 1/2 keg, $10/hour. Call 779-2870

LEG EXTENSION MACHINE Hammer Strength ISO-Lateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery. New condition. $1000. SEATED L E G C U R L MACHINE, Hammer Strength ISOLateral. 4 years old, plate loaded, platinum frame, navy upholstery, New condition. $1000. Call Jim 570-855-9172

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Antiques & Collectibles

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. YEARBOOKS. COUGHLIN (30) 1928-2000. GAR (18)) 1937-2006, MEYERS (15) 19532003, PITTSTON (6) 1967-’75, WVW (12), 1967-2000, KINGSTON (11) 1932-’52, HAZLETON, (8) 1940-’61, PLAINS, (3) 1966’68, HANOVER 1951’74. Prices vary depending on condition. $20-$40 each. Call for further details and additional school editions. 570-825-4721 arthurh302@ aol.com

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Building Materials

Furniture & Accessories

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

TV STAND/ ENTERTAINMENT UNIT 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, $50.00 or best offer. Call 814-9574

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Jewelry

758 Miscellaneous DINNERWARE 64 piece dishwasher & microwave safe $35. Coffee urn, Farberware 12-55 cups needs steam $35. Wedding bows, white satin, new, $4 each. 570-654-4440

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IT/Software Development

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570-301-3602

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

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IT/Software Development

SQL & VisualBasic.net Programmer

Well established, local manufacturer of Home Health Care is accepting resumes for SQL, VB Programmer. Must be proficient in SQL Programming and VisualBasic.net, prior experience with SQL Server, Microsoft Access and Crystal Reports would be helpful. Familiarity with a manufacturing environment, and ERP systems is preferred. Previous project management experience in software deployments and installations is desirable. Must be able to work independently and with staff and software VARs to provide solutions and resolve issues. We offer competitive rates and benefits and are located only 15 minutes from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton. Send resume or apply in person to:

jobs@goldentech.com

RING, 10K Gold, five Blue Topaz Stones, 2 karat, size 7, $100. 570-740-7446

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700 MERCHANDISE

Exercise Equipment

Medical Equipment

401 Bridge Street Old Forge, PA 18518

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer

STAIRWAY ELEVATOR Gently used, manu-

als included. $1,500 each. 570-454-9813

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

570-574-1275

SOLDER. Plumber’s 4-1 lb rolls lead free. Dutch Boy. $60 570-288-0691

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Find homes for your kittens! Place an ad here! 570-829-7130

CLOCK/Anniversary beautiful Austrian crystals $40. 570-740-7446

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Production/ Operations

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Production/ Operations

PROCESS ENGINEER Fabri-Kal Corporation, a major plastics company is seeking a Process Engineer to develop and enhance process capabilities in thermoforming, extrusion and supporting manufacturing processes in Hazleton, PA. Demonstrated expertise in technical leadership, team building and problem-solving skills. Lead/support technical initiatives to achieve plant goals in the areas of Safety, Quality, Productivity and Cost. Qualifications: 4 year technical degree with minimum 7 years relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in engineering and manufacturing. Strong communication, technical and analytical skills a must. Understanding of plastic polymers/processes. Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) SQC/SPC, and people/Project Mgmt preferred. Competitive salary and benefits package: Health Insurance, Dental & Vision, Disability, 401K, Life, AD&D, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Leave. Drug screening and background checks are conditions of employment.

Forward resume to: FABRI-KAL Corporation, EOE Human Resources Dept. Attn: K. Shaffer 150 Lions Drive Hazle Township PA 18202 Email: HRPA@Fabri-Kal.com Fax: 570-501-0817


SNOW BLOWER, John Deere 828D 8hp electric start with light, 6 speed forward, 2 reverse. Like new. $500, 570-905-5442 after 4 PM

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Musical Instruments

PIANO Livingston upright player piano, pump style in good working order with approximately 35 music rolls. Ground level removal. FREE 570-479-2322

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Restaurant Equipment

SIX FURNACE STOVE, salamander, 3’ radiant charbroiler, 4’ flat top grill, french fryer, 4’ bain Marie, 20 qt. mixer. LP gas All new For Sale. 570-620-2693

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Televisions/ Accessories

TV 19” COLOR

With remote and DVD/VCR combo player. $25.00 each or $40.00 for both. Call 570-814-9574

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

VINYL RECORDS

WANTED JEWELRY

Buying old rock & roll albums & 45’s. 50’s, 60’s & 70’s 774-535-2268

800 PETS & ANIMALS

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What Do You Have To Sell Today? Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONLY ONL NL ONE NLY N LE LEA L LEADER. E DER D . timesleader.com

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

SAFETY DIRECTOR

-Be part of our management team with responsibilities involving creation and implementation of continuous emphasis on all aspects of our safety program -Broad knowledge of regulations involving OSHA, DOT, EPA and record keeping requirements -Periodic inspections and audits of all facets of safety activity -Administer required training topics -3+ years experience-a degree plus -Reports to Vice President -Excellent Benefit Package SUBMIT RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:

Schneider-Valley Farms Dairy Attn: Edward W. Schneider, Jr 1860 East Third Street Williamsport, PA 17701-3992 E.O.E.

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Dogs

GREAT DANE PUPPIES black and blue $800

Vet certified. Will be ready on 5/1/13. Deposit will hold. 570-262-1492

WILKESBARREGOLD

(570)48GOLD8 (570)484-6538

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LAFLIN

7 CONCORD DRIVE $244,900 Two story, 1,800 sq. ft., in Oakwood Park. 8 rooms, cozy kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, large living room, family room with fireplace, sunroom with hardwood floors. Two car garage, central air. Lot 100’ x 125’. Move in Condition. Call Ed at 570-655-4294 for appointment.

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1092 Highway 315 Blvd. (Plaza 315) 315N, 1/2 mile b e f o re M o h e g a n Sun Casino

London PM Gold Price

900 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Mar. 5 - $1,579.75 We Pay At Least 80% of the London Fix Market Price for All Gold Jewelry

906 Homes for Sale

WilkesBarreGold.com or email us at wilkesbarregold@ yahoo.com

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912 Lots & Acreage

Other

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

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1472 S. Hanover St. Well maintained bilevel. 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

912 Lots & Acreage JACKSON TWP

LAND FOR SALE

Russell Dr. Lots 4-5-6-7 $1,500 570-814-8920

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DURYEA LOTS FOR SALE

Borough of Duryea Request for SEALED Bids for the Purchase of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 Located on Jones Street, Duryea Borough, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The Borough of Duryea bid documents, in accordance with specification and requirements on file, are available for pick up at the office of the Duryea Borough Manager, 315 Main Street, Duryea, between 7:00 AMnoon and 1:00 PM 3:00 PM Monday through Friday beginning Monday, February 25, 2013 Bid Envelopes are to be sealed and plainly marked with the Lot Number and contain all the specifications along with any other pertinent information. All bids must be received by the Borough Manager, Lois Morreale, 315 Main Street, Duryea, no later than 3:00 PM, on Monday, March 11, 2013. Bid Opening will be at the Borough Council Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 6:30 PM, in the Duryea Borough Building Council Chambers, 315 Main Street, Duryea PA 18642. The right to reject any and all bids is hereby reserved by the Borough of Duryea. Lois Morreale Duryea Borough Manager

Other

The Men’s Wearhouse Distribution Center located in the Center Point Industrial Park in Jenkins Twp, PA has the following SEASONAL positions available:

Part and Full time

Sovereign has excellent opportunities to earn additional income or take on a new career. Wilkes Barre- Hanover and Pittston Full time - 10:30pm-6am Mon-Fri Part time – 4:30-7:30pm Mon-Fri And 6pm-10:30pm Mon-Fri General cleaning, floor care and restrooms. Friendly cleaning environment and staff.

EOE and Drug Free Workplace

General Warehouse Dry Cleaning/Laundry 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available WHEN: Friday, March 8, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: The Men’s Wearhouse 185 Centerpointe Boulevard Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640

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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

AVOCA

3 rooms includes heat, hot water, water, garbage & sewer + appliances, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. Security. No pets. $490/month. 570-655-1606

ment. Furnished or unfurnished oil heat, water, sewer, etc included no electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Call 570-954-1200

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON

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 & Area

THINK SPRING ! FORTY FORT

47 Butler Street 2 huge bedrooms, brand new carpeting, refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. Beautiful! No pets. $650/ month & security. 570-479-5092 570-417-4180

LUZERNE

ONE-OF-A-KIND

Beautiful brick trimmed Colonial, 2nd floor 2 bedroom unit with wood paneled loft. Remodeled completely, maple kitchen, all appliances, gorgeous enclosed porch, covered carport, gas fireplace, more! $800 + utilities. 2 YEAR SAME RENT LEASE, NO PETS / SMOKING. EMPLOYMENT V E R I F I C AT I O N

HANOVER AREA 2 Bedroom apartment. Immediately available near Hanover. appliances, bay windows washer/ dryer hookup. $595. 570-709-0170

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HARVEYS LAKE

Spacious, newly refurbished, 2 bedrooms. Two baths, kitchen with granite counters. Frontal view of lake. Dock available. $1,200/month + utilities & security. 570-675-5129

APTS AVAILABLE

WYOMING: 2 bedroom 1st floor, $525/month. KINGSTON: 1 bedroom 2nd floor $460/month. KINGSTON: 1/2 double 3 bedrooms, new kitchen, living room, dining room, yard, off street parking. $800/month KINGSTON: 3 bedroom, 2 floor apt. living room, dining room, off street parking. Taking applications for March. $525/month WILKES-BARRE: 4 bedroom 1/2 double, living room, dining room, laundry room, yard, off street parking. $750/month WILKES-BARRE: 3 bedroom home. living room, dining room, fireplace yard. Nice neighborhood. $750/month Appliances included. Utilities by tenant. References, employment required. Tina Randazzo for info. appt. 570-899-3407

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MOUNTAIN TOP WOODBRYN 1 & 2 Bedroom.

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

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PITTSON

Small 1 bedroom, all included, no electric. $500/month. Security. No Pets 570-406-1061

Apartments/ Unfurnished

BEAR CREEK New 3 room apart-

You can also apply on-line at www.tmw.com

Small 2 bedroom, water included $500/month.

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AMERICA REALTY 570-288-1422

JOB FAIR

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NANTICOKE

2nd floor, 1 bedroom non smoking. Water & sewer refuge included. No pets. 1 year lease + references. $400/month + security & utilities. Call 570-735-3719

Apartments/ Unfurnished

room. Wall to wall carpeting throughout. Stove, fridge, washer & dryer included. $495 + utilities & security. 570-650-2494

nomical 2 bedroom apt. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hookup. No pets. $475/month. + utilities & security. 570-417-2063

Apartments/ Unfurnished

WEST WYOMING

Large modern 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment on quiet street. $550 a month plus utilities. (570)479-0302

Large 2 bedroom, 2nd floor apartment. Off street parking . Pay own utilities. No pets $450 deposit $450. month 1 year lease. 570-779-7777

WEST WYOMING 425 West 8th Street

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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2nd floor, 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove. No pets. $525/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

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

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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com

Apartments/ Unfurnished

NORTH END 17 Thompson Street Good neighborhood & good landlord requests good tenants. 2 bedroom, 2nd floor. Stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up in basement. Heat, hot & cold water included. Shared yard & off street parking. Newly renovated. Section 8 OK. Small pets considered. References, credit & background checked. $625/ month + security & lease. Now available. Leave name & phone number. 570-825-0151

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WILKES-BARRE TWP

3 bedroom newly remodeled available immediately. appliances $600. month. 570-793-6256

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Commercial Properties

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Commercial Properties

TOP OF HILL NORTH MAIN

By General Hospital Large 1 bedroom, hardwood floors, appliances. Eat in kitchen. Parking space available. $500/month + utilities. No pets. 570-540-5312

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

Maple kitchen, all appliances, laundry, FIRST FLOOR $625 + utilities. Beautifully done Victorian, fireplace (ornamented), 1 bedroom. NO PETS /SMOKING. EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION

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PITTSTON

MUST SEE! Modern, clean, 2 bedroom apartment, in a quiet neighborhood. Off street parking. coin operated washer and dryer available in basement. No pets, no smoking. $550/ month + security & utilities. 570-357-1383

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ECONOMICAL Nice modern eco-

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Commercial Properties

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

3 bedrooms, laundry room on main floor. Newly renovated. Fenced in yard. Hanover School District. $670. plus utilities. 570-851-2929 leave message

RETAIL SPACE

RTE 315 LAFLIN 1200 SQ. FT. $600. PER MONTH INCLUDING UTILITIES. Business must be related to Home Furnishings. Call 570-650-6265

DURYEA

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

Healthcare Employment Opportunities

CNA’s

Part Time - All Shifts

LPN’s Part Time 3pm-11pm PRN- All Shifts Competitive Pay Rates & Benefits Package We are looking to fill these healthcare career opportunities immediately! To apply please visit Birchwood Rehab & Nursing Center to complete an application. We are located at 395 Middle Road, Nanticoke PA Email Resumes to sandrews@birchwoodnrc.com or call 570-735-2973

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KINGSTON

Newly renovated 1/2 double in Kingston, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, newly renovated kitchen and new gas heating system. Off street parking also available. $725 plus security and references. Call Scott at 714-2431 ext. 137

NANTICOKE

3 bedroom. Washer dryer hookup. $600 + utilities. Call 570-954-7919

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KINGSTON

Single family home, 3 bedrooms, one and a half bath, with washer and dryer hook up. Hardwood floors, tile floor and kitchen. $875/month plus utilities, security deposit and references. No pets, No smoking. 570-693-1511

SYLVAN LAKE 1 bedroom house

on Sylvan Lake, $515/month, plus utilities & one month security. Available April 1. Call 570-256-7535

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

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PLYMOUTH

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, all appliances, offstreet parking, no pets. Section 8 OK. Available for inspection 2/23/13, 9am. $600/month + utilities & 1 1/2 months security. Call Steve at 570-592-5764.

PLYMOUTH 3 bedrooms. Newly

remodeled with yard & large patio. Washer & dryer hookup, wall to wall carpeting, Wood flooring in the living room and dining room. $600/ month & deposit required. Section 8 O.K. 570-991-2364 or 570-760-0175

PLYMOUTH

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

VERY CLEAN LIVING SPACE: Remodeled spa-

cious 1/2 double. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. $700 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

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2 bedroom, wall to wall carpeting, small backyard, washer & dryer hookup, no pets. $550 + security & utilities. Call 570-822-7657

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WEST PITTSTON Gorgeous, furnished

room for rent in Victorian home. Everything included. Only $150/week + security. 570-430-3100

Chimney Service

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

1042 Spacious, modern 2 bedroom. Wall to wall carpeting, bath, living room, kitchen with all appliances, off street parking. $600 + utilities, 1st & last month’s rent & security. Absolutely no pets or smoking! 570-823-4116 570-417-7745 570-417-2737

Building & Remodeling

Cleaning & Maintainence

DEB & PAT’S CLEANING SERVICE Free Estimates 570-371-3857

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Concrete & Masonry

D. PUGH CONCRETE

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

STESNEY CONCRETE & MASONRY 1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1015

Appliance Service

Why Spend Hundreds on New or Used Appliances? Most problems with your appliances are usually simple and inexpensive to fix! Save your hard earned money, Let us take a look at it first! 30 years in the business. East Main Appliances 570-735-8271 Nanticoke

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Building & Remodeling

1ST. QUALITY CONSTRUCTION CO.

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

Senior Citizens Discount! State Lic. # PA057320

570-606-8438

Brick, block, walks, drive, steps, stucco, stone, chimneys and repairs. Lic. & Ins. 570-283-5254

Line up a place to live in classified! 1084

Electrical

ECONOLECTRIC No Job Too Small. Generator Installs. Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Licensed-Insured PA032422

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Lawn Care

GRASS CUTTING

Reasonable Prices Free Estimates 570-822-6498 (H) 570-266-0463 (C)

LINEUP ASUCCESSFULSALE INCLASSIFIED! Doyouneedmorespace? A yard or garage sale in classified is the best way tocleanoutyourclosets! You’re in bussiness with classified!

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Pressure Washing

PRESSURE WASHING

Reasonable Prices Free Estimates 570-822-6498 (H) 570-266-0463 (C)

1249 Remodeling & Repairs

HARTH & SON’S General

Contractor 15% off with this ad. 570-815-8294

Over 47,000

people cite the The Times Leader as their primary source for shopping information. *2008 Pulse Research

What Do You Have To Sell Today?

(570) 602-7840

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Handyman Services

20 YEARS EXPERIENCE All types of home repairs & alterations Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical No job too small. Free Estimates. 570-256-3150

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Hauling & Trucking

Mike’s $5-Up

Hauling Junk & Trash from Houses, Garages, Yards, Etc

826-1883 472-4321

Call 829-7130 to place your ad. ONLY ONL NL N L ONE LY N L LEA LE LEADER. E DER D . timesleader.com

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