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ou know what can happen when two people both reach for a gun, don’t you? Or when somebody runs into a knife 10 times? Somebody can end up dead, that’s what. Maybe because he chewed – no, make that popped – his gum too loudly. Or lied about being single. Or cheated on his girl. So, turn back the clock to Prohibition and imagine you’re in a certain large city on a Great Lake. If you’d have been there, if you’d have seen what happened, you’d soon realize a whole bunch of dead guys had it coming.


Or so the “merry murderesses” suggest in the musical “Chicago,” which opens this weekend at Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre. “We have this song about how ‘I didn’t do it, but if I did you wouldn’t blame me,’ ” said Angel Berlane of Wilkes-Barre, a chorus member in the “Cell Block Tango” number. “It’s kind of funny.” The play does have a comedic touch, agreed Dane Bower of West Wyoming, who portrays attorney Billy Flynn. And humor is the likely reason audiences will appreciate a cast of manipulative inmates, a conniving matron and Bower’s own character – a lawyer who’s just in it for the money and the spotlight. “The show manages to take the whole cast of unsavory characters,” Bower said, “and make them likeable.”

follow all the murders, and yours is my favorite,’ ” Lynch explained. “It’s like seeing a famous movie star, and when Velma says, ‘I don’t like you,’ you kinda get scared. “Then they switch places.” Helping to move the story along are such wellknown songs as “All That Jazz” and “When You’re Good to Mama,” an 11-piece orchestra and plenty of Bob Fosse-style dancing.

Well, they’re not completely unsavory, said Deirdre Lynch of Wilkes-Barre who portrays Roxie. Though Roxie is clearly guilty of shooting her lover, Lynch said, “She’s not mean. She just did it because she was a pissed-off girl. She’s not vindictive. She’s not a cold-blooded murderer.” Her eventual rival at the jail, Velma, who is in for killing both her husband and her sister, does come across at first as more calculating. “From the second I get on stage, I am breathing power,” said Shana Weinstock of Dallas, who plays Velma. As the storyline progresses, the women’s positions will shift. “The whole show is about the power struggle between Velma and Roxie,” Weinstock said. “At first, when, Roxie meets Velma, she says ‘I

What: “Chicago” Where: Little Theatre of Wilkes-Barre, 537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre When: 8 p.m. Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. March 30-31 and 3 p.m. April 1 Tickets: $18 More info: 823-1875


Above: Roxie and Velma struggle for power in ’Chicago.’ On the cover: Roxie and Velma share an attorney, Billy Flynn, as well as enthusiasm for the limelight. PAGE 3


BEST BET Electrifying … spellbinding … mesmerizing. The acrobatic skills of Cirque d’Or are something to behold. The 30 acrobats and performers from around the world will arrive at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday afternoon for a family show full of amazing feats, made even more amazing by elaborate costumes, dynamic sound and spectacular lighting. The show starts at 3 p.m. with ticket prices at $61.50, $41.50, $31.50 and $21.50. 826-1100.

THIS WEEK: MARCH 23 TO 29, 2012 Rock ’n Roll-er Coaster, an original musical by company manager Michael Marone about young people who work at an amusement park. Performed by the Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts at the J.J. Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton. 7 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $16, $14 seniors and students, $10 children. Optional dinner available 90 minutes before show time. 454-5451 or Legally Blonde, the hit musical about Elle Woods, a fashion-forward sorority girl who decides to test her intellect at Harvard Law School. Performed by the Wyoming Area Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 4795 at Wyoming Area Secondary Center, 20 Memorial St., Exeter. 7 tonight and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $10, $5 students. 655-2836. Guys and Dolls, the Broadway musical about high-rolling gambler Nathan Detroit who bets he can make the next girl he sees fall in love with him. MMI Preparatory School, 154 Centre St., Freeland. 7 tonight and Saturday. $5, $3 students and children. 636-1108. Bye Bye Birdie, the 1950s musical about rock star Conrad Birdie, whose musical career is halted when he receives a draft notice. Performed by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. Through April 1: 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. $10. 4573589. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, about a rowdy misfit who opts for Nurse Ratched’s psychiatric ward to avoid the work farm. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 7 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $10. 996-1500.


Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, comedy about a couple who check into a cheap hotel to plan the murder of the woman’s unsuspecting husband. Performed by the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble at the Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg. 7:30 tonight and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $25, $20 seniors, $12 students. 784-8181 or Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley’s comedy-drama about the three Magrath sisters who reunite to help sister Babe stay out of prison. Performed by Actors Circle at the Providence Playhouse, 1256 Providence Road, Scranton. Through April 1: 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. $12, $10, $8. 342-9707.

South Pacific, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical romance about two couples whose happiness is threatened by World War II. Presented by the Broadway Theatre League of Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 8 tonight; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. 342-7784. Sylvia, a two-act comedy about a middle-age couple and the stray dog that comes between them. Performed by the Lakeside Players at Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Tafton, as a scholarship fundraiser for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance. Wednesday with a cash bar at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and play at 8 p.m. $35. Reservations: 226-6207. Octavia, a costumed reading of Vittorio Alfieri’s play about Roman emperor Nero torn between the will of his mistress and the popularity of his wife. With Dawn Winarski, Conor McGuigan and Carla Reck. Presented by the Jason Miller Playwrights Project at the Olde Brick Theatre, 126 W. Market St., Scranton. Wednesday with doors at 7:30 p.m. and reading at 8 p.m. Mediterranean refreshments served. Donation. 344-3656. She Stoops to Conquer, a transmission of Oliver Goldsmith’s comedy from the National Theatre of London. Cinemark 20, 40 Glenmaura National Blvd., Moosic. 7 p.m. Thursday. $18, $17 seniors. 961-5943. The Laramie Project, Moises Kaufman’s chronicle of the apparent hate-crime death of Matthew Shepard. Performed by the Misericordia Players at Walsh Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 8 p.m. Thursday. Continues 8 p.m. March 30-31. $5, $3 seniors and students. 674-6719.

FUTURE Big Wigs, a Las Vegas-style Impersonator Show. Corner Bistro Dinner Theater, 76-78 Main St., Carbondale. March 30-31 with an appetizer buffet at 7:30 p.m. and show at 8:30 p.m. $15. Reservations: 2827499.


Young modern dancers Ava Smith, Lucy Lew, Kaitlyn Smith, Lauren Vogel, Mary Elizabeth Kishbaugh, Gabrielle Vogel, Julie Mazaleski and Shawna Casey rehearse an ‘Angry Birds’ sequence at Arts YOUniverse earlier this week.

Camp Cranium finds its step IF YOU GO


Cast members gather on the production set of ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,’ on stage this weekend at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. ANNOUNCEMENTS Auditions for Phoenix Theatrics’ June production of Arthur Miller’s “The Price.” Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 6 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Needed: one woman, two men age 40-50 and one man in his 60s. 371-9269.

The “birds” and their archenemies, the “pigs” — actually eight little girls from moderndance class, some of them big fans of the physics-based computer game Angry Birds – twirled and chased each other around the stage at ArtsYOUniverse. Why are the birds so angry? A bystander wanted to know. “Because the pigs steal things from them,” a pint-sized performer explained. How can you tell who’s a pig and who’s a bird? “The birds have feathers in their hair,” choreographer Bridget Giunta-Husted pointed

What: Artists for Opportunity When: 7 p.m. Saturday Where: Arts YOUniverse, Downtown Arts building, 47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre Admission: $10, $5 Info: 592-8209

out as her protégées rushed about in a flurry. “Angry Birds” is just one of several pieces that will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday at Arts YOUniverse in a show to benefit Camp Cranium. Camp Cranium, in Millville, See BIRDS, Page 8

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Hip-hop outreach dances to Dallas church IF YOU GO


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Dallas is not typically a concert venue, but one artist made such an impression on the congregation three years ago it decided it had to have him. “We like to bring some of the experience we have at youth gatherings back to our congregation,” Jean Grube, youth choir director, said. “We always have such an uplifting time; this is one way we can bring a little taste of what we experience back home.” The church travels for a youth gathering every three years. On its last trip, it came across AGAPE: Hip Hop Outreach in New Orleans. “He has a really neat way of connecting with people,” Grube said of the young man named Dave Scherer who sings as AGAPE. “He’s obviously talented, but he also is a very faithful man who can get the message across about God’s love in a unique way that I think reaches not just kids but a lot of people.



Folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a show highlighting ‘Cause & Effect,’ the newest release by Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman.

Hip-hop artist AGAPE combines rap, dance and storytelling to present his faith-filled message.

He has some great stories to tell. His faith comes through in his personality and performance.” AGAPE has toured for the past 10 years, performing in seven countries. He combines rapping, dancing and storytelling to connect with his audience, no matter the age or sex. He has five albums under his belt, the most recent including

work with Grammy Award-winning singer Billy Steele (Sounds of Blackness, The Steeles) and Gospel recording artist Tonia Hughes. AGAPE’s work goes beyond the stage. In 2001 he co-founded JUMP, or Joint Urban Ministries in Praise, which centers on urban youths and how they can use the arts to better lives.

••• It’s been 40 years and quite a ride for Aztec Two-Step, the folk/ rock duo of Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman. The two will celebrate the anniversary at Mauch Chunk Opera House tomorrow with a show supporting the release of their newest album, “Cause & Effect.” “Cause and Effect” is a combination of new material and previ-


Steve Forbert, the veteran poprock singer-songwriter (“Romeo’s Song”). Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 tonight. $23. 325-0249.

Los Angeles comedian Brian Kerns will provide some of the laughs at ‘Up and Coming Comedy’ tomorrow at the Scranton Cultural Center.

BEST BET Stop by for a night of hilarity tonight at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre and you just might witness the next big comedy star. The famed Second City Comedy Troupe has been launching the careers of comedy giants for years, including Gilda Radnor, Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Dan Aykroyd, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. Check out the newest bunch of improvisational masters at the ‘Second City Laugh Out Loud Tour’ at 8 p.m. Tickets are $28 and available at 826-1100. Up and Coming Comedy Series, with headliner Paul Morrissey, a regular on CBS’s “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Also: openers Los Angeles comedian Brian Kerns and musician Pat Finnerty. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. Saturday with music and cocktails at 7 p.m. and comedy at 8 p.m. $16. 344-1111.

Just Us plus refreshments. Forty Fort Presbyterian Church, 1224 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Donation. 675-1153. Open Mic Night. Mountain View Church, 667 N. River St., Plains Township. 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. 821-2800.

Mike Lewis, the Nashville recording artist and former WNEP-TV personality. Huntsville United Methodist Church, 2355 Huntsville Road, Shavertown. 7 p.m. Saturday. $5. 477-3748.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra, performing Rossini’s “William Tell Overture,” Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Kodaly’s Variations on “The Peacock” and Polovetsian Dances by Borodin. Tunkhannock Middle School, 200 Franklin Ave., Tunkhannock. 8 p.m. Saturday. $9, $5 students. 289-1090.

Coffeehouse for a Cause, a fundraiser for the Trucksville United Methodist Church’s Appalachia Service Project Team with music by

Mid-Winter Concert, classical repertoire by the Children and Youth Ensembles of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania.

Comedy Stand-Off, a competition with the top three performers culminating in a performance on April 12. Clarion Hotel & Hub Lounge, 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton. Wednesday. Sign-up at 8:30 p.m. and comedy at 9. 344-9811. Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg, punk rock from the last surviving member of the Ramones. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. Thursday. $15. 420-2808.

FUTURE CONCERTS Listen Local Music Series, with alt-rock band Red Blue Green and hip-hopper AAYU. Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave. March 30 with doors at 6 p.m. and show at 7. $10. 344-1111. Joe Nardone’s Malt Shop Memories, a doo-wop concert with Charlie Thomas’ Drifters, the Tymes, Lenny Welch, Linda Jensen & the Angels, the Duprees, and Kenny See CONCERTS, Page 11


Consumed, the Bloomsburg Christian recording artists. Ekklesia Christian Coffeehouse, River of Life Fellowship Church, 22 Outlet Road, Lehman. Tonight with doors at 6, concert at 7 and open mic at 9. Free. 717-503-7363.

ous tracks that have been reworked, many of which have social significance. The duo released its first, selftitled album in 1972. In 1978 the first of many awards came: “Living in America” grabbed the New York Music Award for Best Folk Album. Shulman and Fowler even made it to the small screen, becoming part of the PBS documentary “No Hit Wonder.” Their music has been likened to a combination of James Taylor and Simon and Garfunkel.

Mord Fustang Foam Party, electronica music with Rednek, the Bolivian Marching Affair, Dubsef and DJ Patrick Richards. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 7 p.m. Wednesday. $20 advance, $25 day of show. 420-2808.

Benefit Concert, for the Griffin Pond Humane Society with bands Small Town Rebellion, Filthy Gentlemen, Breathe Easy, Sonny & Greg and the Gunther Brown Eye Manifestation. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 7 tonight. $5. 878-3970.

Yesterday and Today, an interactive concert of Beatles music with selections chosen by the audience. Sponsored by Community Concerts at the Mellow Theater, Lackawanna College, 501 Vine St., Scranton. 8 tonight. 955-1455.

What: Hip Hop Outreach: AGAPE When: 7 p.m. Sunday Where: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 474 Yalick Road, Dallas Tickets: $7 ••• What: Aztec Two-Step When: 8 p.m. Saturday Where: Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe Tickets: $21

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 232 Wyoming Ave., Scranton. 3 p.m. Sunday. $10. 343-6707.

THIS WEEK: MARCH 23 TO 29, 2012

Meredith Andrews, the Dove Award winner in a concert of contemporary Christian music. Cross Creek Community Church, 370 Carverton Road, Trucksville. 7 tonight. Donation. 696-0399.





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Pizza joint catches seafood lovers



he signage may say pizza and pasta, and the name may imply the same, but don’t be surprised if you walk inside this small but comfortable and clean establishment near the Crossroads and find plenty of people happily eating fish. Tilapia maybe, or more likely haddock. And not just because it’s Lent. Haddock Zelinda, our chipper dynamo of a speedy-onher-feet server informed us, is “the best dish in the house,” and it’s not just a seasonal specialty. Nope, this large piece of basic white fish all dressed up in spinach, mozzarella and fresh tomato and tasting, as my guest told me, just delicious, gets pumped out year-round, if you can get it. Sometimes it sells out, and on the day we visited, we learned, 10 plates had been pre-ordered. Side dishes vary; you can choose fries and slaw — the slaw’s wellchopped and the fries piping hot — or substitute a vegetable in there. Beets were suggested on our visit. Curious, but OK. Now, when the haddock’s gone, it’s gone, we might suppose, so if you lose out, you might not be able to score a piece of the ordinary baked haddock either, which a fellow diner told us was just splendid, too. Basics done right is our best guess. Fortunately, however, you can always get some fun appetizers — potato pancakes and pierogies represent our local proclivities, along with fresh fried calamari and, of course, chicken wings — and good pizza, great pasta and platters and a host of hoagies (creative types) ought to tempt you as well. Prices are reasonable, with nothing much over, say, $7 or $8. Thinking them a nice Lenten complement to the Haddock Zelinda, we started with a shared basket of lobster bites, crisply fried and spilling over the sides. Cocktail sauce accompanied, and when I requested marinara I was quickly handed enough for a full side of pasta. Given the deep-frying, the lobster taste wasn’t readily apparent, we will admit, but it was discernible, and you will know you’re not eating any old fish rolled up in some crumbs.

IF YOU GO What: (Dave) Colarusso’s Where: 105 West End Road, Hanover Township Call: 570-822-0181 Credit cards? Yes Wheelchair accessible? Yes

I then homed in on another house specialty, marked “Dave’s Favorite” and ticketed at $5.95. (If you’re confused by the multiple Colarusso’s around these parts, well, know this one belongs to Dave.) And his favorite hoagie is a mixed meatball and eggplant. What a delightful combination. The meatballs were gloriously homemade, and the eggplant not overly breaded so as to mask its fresh taste. An extra word about “homemade,” by the way. The Italian bread here — served gratis in a basket before each meal — is among the best around. It comes straight from a Colarusso family bakery on Birney Avenue in Moosic, we learned. This is no cardboard, dried-out freebie; it speaks well of its maker. Finally, you probably want to know about the pizza. We tried a cut or two, just for you. (Six sell for $6.50, and toppings are just 10 cents extra per cut, mix and match as you wish. Nice!) Other important notes: Old Forge style. Super-light crust, kind of sloppy (in a good way), not overly cheesy but not skimpy. Sauce has a zing. Toppings are generous. The mushrooms runneth over. Our only complaint — and this was a minor one — was we happen to love onions on our pizza, and they don’t bake them in here, probably because this is the type of pizza that doesn’t need to cook as long, which tends to soften the onions and turn pungent aromas into heavenly aromas. So our pizza was marred ever so slightly by the distinct taste of raw onion, treated more as a topping. An easy fix for next time. We’ll just pass on the onions. And there WILL be a next time. We’re getting in line for more of this fish, fresh from the pizza shop. Times Leader food critics remain anonymous.


Dave Colarusso’s in Hanover Township churns out lots of pizza and plenty of pasta, but haddock is also a house specialty.

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IF YOU GO What: “The Hunger Games” ★★ Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Stanley Tucci, Wes Bentley, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hensworth, Alexander Ludwig, Donald Sutherland Directed by: Gary Ross Running time: 142 minutes Rated: PG-13 for violence, gore, adult themes


By RENE RODRIGUEZ McClatchy Newspapers

whether things will work out for them because this is an overly timid movie about a wild and outrageous concept. There’s no sense of danger or menace, which is a big problem for a movie that should feel like any of its characters could die at any given moment. In fact, the most entertaining part of “The Hunger Games” is the first half, before the games begin, while Katniss and Peeta are coached by a former winner (Woody Harrelson) or given fashion advice by an image consultant (Lenny Kravitz) or interviewed by an obsequious Piers Morgan-type (Stanley Tucci). The actors do a lot with their small roles. Their performances are the only things in the film that don’t feel processed and sterilized and safe. But the ultimate failure of “The Hunger Games” as a movie is not its derivative nature or chintzy production design or even lack of one single memorable set piece. The film’s biggest flaw is the complete absence of vision or imagination — anything that would justify the movie’s existence as something other than a way to cash in on the novel.


as it wrong to expect something from a “Hunger Games” movie other than pajama-party fodder? Suzanne Collins’ dystopian sci-fi novel — the first in a trilogy — was rife with potential for a bold, daring entertainment that blended dark satire and social commentary with big action beats and thrills. Instead, director Gary Ross opted for an earnest, plodding thumb-sucker, a sugar-coated pacifier to appease the screaming hordes. This is a science-fiction movie of the blandest, most generic order, technically adequate but devoid of any wit or insight or anything more substantial and lasting than the cool image of Jennifer Lawrence wielding a wicked bow and arrow. Lawrence is essentially reprising her Oscar-nominated role from “Winter’s Bone”: an adolescent girl tasked with

providing for her family by whatever means necessary. She plays Katniss, a 16-year-old drafted into an annual competition in which teenagers from different social and economic strata are forced to fight to the death. The government-sponsored contest, watched on live TV by millions, is used by the tyrannical President Snow (Donald Sutherland) to keep the masses in check. The screenplay replaces the novel’s first-person narration by Katniss with banal observations about sheep-herd mentality and the vacuous news media and our cultural obsession with celebrity and the perils of reality television and blind “American Idol” worship. Doesn’t this all sound awfully tired? Hasn’t this field been tilled enough? With nothing to engage the mind, “The Hunger Games” aims for the heart. Katniss’ tentative romance with a fellow contestant, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), is surprisingly sweet and touching — he and Lawrence share all of the film’s best moments — but there’s something rote and programmed about it, too. You never question



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director James Bobin. He guides the gang through the story using the same template that made the TV show so good. The return of Kermit, Miss Piggy and the rest of the gang to the big screen means nostalgic comfort for adults and a rowdy fun time for kids. “TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY,” GRADE A-MINUS: This smart adaptation of John le Carre’s complicated Cold War novel is an example of a production that gets its power from quiet moments. Gary Oldman’s controlled and brilliant performance and director Tomas Alfredson’s direction elevate this tale of a disgraced British spy who returns to the job to find a mole far above the normal spy thriller. Also new this week: “CARNAGE”: Meeting to settle a dispute explodes into a verbal battle. Jodie Foster stars. “ROADIE”: An aging roadie (Ron Eldard) returns home. “THE SITTER”: Jonah Hill plays the last person who should be allowed to take care of children.

By RICK BENTLEY McClatchy Newspapers

This week’s new DVD releases have everything from dragons to frogs: “THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO,” GRADE A-MINUS: A reporter and a hacker look into a 40-year-old case. The main reason director David Fincher’s film works is Rooney Mara brings the same fire, insanity and emotional combustibility to the role as when Noomi Rapace originally played Lisbeth Salander on screen. The complexities of this character — an emotionally battered ward of the state who is a computer whiz — aren’t for the faint of acting heart. “THE MUPPETS,” GRADE A: The gang must get back together to save their theater. If you’re looking for something for the whole family to enjoy, this is a marvelous choice. What makes the film work is


line, swim, ride horses, and, most importantly, enjoy a community where they are not ‘different’ or ‘special’ because of their injury or illness.” Bilski, who is working toward a degree in dance physical therapy at Drexel University, will perform during the show, as will several other dancers, vocalists and musicians from Arts YOUniverse. Zumba is also part of the event.

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FRIENDS WITH KIDS — Jennifer Westfeldt explores the complications of parenthood with candor and heart. R for sexual content, language. 102 mins. ★★

JOURNEY 2: THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND — Another modern take on Jules Verne. PG for action and brief mild language. 94 mins. ★ 1/2

GONE – Amanda Seyfried is a paranoid survivor of a serial killer. PG-13 for violence, terror, sexual material, language and drug references. 94 mins. ★ 1/2

PROJECT X — Hot young women cavort drunk. R for crude content, nudity, drugs, language. 88 mins. ★★

JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME — A sweet, slight tale told with simple intimacy and a deadpan tone to its absurd humor from the Duplass Brothers. R for language including sexual references and some drug use. 82 mins. ★★★ JOHN CARTER — Yes, there is life on Mars, and it’s deadly dull. This is a dreary, convoluted trudge. PG-13 for intense vio-

SILENT HOUSE — The camera follows Elizabeth Olsen around a creepy lake house, and we’re right there with her for every bump, jump and thump. R for disturbing violent content and terror. 88 mins. ★★ 1/2 THE VOW — An old-fashioned amnesia tale. PG-13 for an accident, sexual content, partial nudity and language. 89 mins. ★ 1/2


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THIS WEEK: MARCH 23 TO 29, 2012 No Impact Man, about a family determined to abandon their consumptive lifestyle in Manhattan. Part of the Environmental Film Series of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wyoming Valley, Mount Olivet and Church roads, Wyoming. 7 tonight. Free. 972-7856 or

Night at the Races, sponsored by the Dallas Lions Club. American Legion, 730 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Saturday with doors at 5 p.m. and post time at 5:30 p.m. $5 includes food and drinks; $10 per horse. 675-4588. Helping Women with Cancer, a benefit for the Karen Lavan Bokelman Foundation and Candy’s Place. Rodano’s, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. $15 advance, $20 at the door includes food, beer and soda. 714-8800.

Yoga for the Spring Equinox, with Kundalini yoga instructor Barbara Tierney. Dietrich Theater, 60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. Saturday. $10. 996-1500. Zumbathon, a fundraiser by the Walking Divas Team of the 2012 Relay for Life of South Valley. With door prizes and refreshments. Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. $10. 740-0733. Karaoke for Kamp, a fundraiser for Camp Setebaid, which assists diabetic children. With karaoke competitions for adults and children, door prizes and a buffet. Stagecoach Inn, 668 N. Hunter Highway, Drums. Saturday with doors at 11 a.m., children’s competition at 11:30 a.m. and adult competition 2 to 4:15 p.m. $10 with additional buffet fee of $8, $5 children. 459-0812. Death, Dying and Lucid Dreaming: A Glimpse of Things to Come, with Mark Stavish, author of five books on spirituality including “Kabbalah for Health and Wellness.” Wyoming Free

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Retrospective Exhibit, by ceramist William Tersteeg and 20 of his former students. Opens Saturday with a reception 4 to 6 p.m. Through April 29 at the Linder Gallery, Keystone College, La Plume. 945-8335. The Visiting Nurse Association of Scranton: One Hundred Years, chronicling the work of the Lackawanna County organization. Opens Monday. Through May 4 with a gallery lecture at 5 p.m. March 30 in Room 228 of Brennan Hall, followed by a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Closed April 17 to May 3 for spring break. Hope Horn Gallery, Hyland Hall, University of Scranton. Noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through Fridays; 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. 941-4214.

LAST CHANCE Ancient Rome and Andy Warhol, photography by artist Fran Douaihy. Through Wednesday at City Café, 116 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 343-3550.

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Vance & the Planotones. F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 7:30 p.m. March 30. 826-1100. Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show, the 4th annual event to benefit the Domestic Violence Service Center. With silent auction, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, Plains Township. 7 to 10 p.m. March 30. $60, $40. 823-6799. Denny Siewell Jazz Trio, the drummer for Paul McCartney & Wings with John Ciodini (Frank Sinatra’s guitarist) and keyboardist Joe Bagg. Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 30. $25. 325-0249.

This untitled photograph by Bethel Wyman is part of a group exhibit at New Visions Studio & Gallery in Scranton through March 30.


Student and Faculty Art Exhibit, including 40 student works. Through March 31 at the Pauly Friedman Gallery, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 674-6250.

If you have any ties to the city of Detroit, head to ‘Detroit Forsaken: Photographs by Ryan Spencer Reed,’ opening Monday at Wilkes University’s Sordoni Art Gallery in WilkesBarre. Reed’s ‘architectural archaeology’ captures scenes left behind after the American Industrial Revolution, which he intends as ‘artifacts of beauty, time and consequence’ – ‘haunting, seductive and alive with ghosts.’ The exhibit is open noon to 4:30 p.m. daily through May 20. On Thursday, the photographer will deliver a gallery talk at 5 p.m. with a cocktail hour to follow. Tickets are $35. 408-4325.

Suzanne Maria Rossetti Memorial Juried Art Contest, the 31st annual art competition with works by local students. Through Wednesday at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. 675-5094. Around the Valley in HDR, highdynamic-range digital photography of local landmarks by Robert Broghamer. Through Thursday at the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, King’s College, WilkesBarre. 208-5900.

Warrant, Firehouse and L.A. Guns, a tripleheader concert. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 30. 866-605-7325. Elvis on Parade, with Elvis Presley tribute artists Andy Svrcek, Jimmy T and El Tabasco (David Yevko). Presented by the Rotary Club of Plymouth at Wyoming Valley West Senior High School, 150 Wadham St., Plymouth. 7 p.m. March 31. $15, $8 students. 328-1736. Wondrous Love, classic American shape-note hymns and spirituals performed by the Symphonic Chorus of the Choral Society of Northeast Pennsylvania. 8 p.m. March 31 at Shopland Hall, Scranton Cultural Center, 420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton; and 3 p.m. April 1 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 35 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre. $15. 343-6707. Three Dog Night, the pop-rock band. Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. 8 p.m. March 31. 866-605-7325.

Heather Martyak and AnnMarie Ciccarelli. Through March 31 at Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 969-1040.

Nature’s Finest Art. Through March 30 at New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 878-3970. Then and Now, oil paintings by Margi Ackerman. Through March 31 at the Dragonfly Café, 9 E. Broad St., Hazleton. 454-1214.

Beauty Is in the Eye of the Beholder, self portraits and other works by local and Irish students. Through April 1 at the Everhart Museum, 1901 Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. $5. 346-7186. Posing Beauty in African American Culture, an international traveling exhibit. Through April 1 at the Everhart Museum, 1901

‘Bent Man,’ a sculpture by Andrea Schiappa, is one of the pieces on display at the Student and Faculty Art Exhibit at Misericordia University in Dallas through March 31. Mulberry St., Nay Aug Park, Scranton. $5. 346-7186.

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Big Sean, the rapper and Def Jam recording artist. Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg. 8 p.m. March 30. $25. 420-2808.

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Man on Earth, artwork from cultural detritus, investigating man’s impact on the planet by artist Earl Lehman and his students. Opens tonight with a reception 5 to 7. Through April 20 at the Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 842-1506.


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drinks. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., WilkesBarre Township. 7:05 p.m. Saturday. 208-5415. Ham Bingo, with basket and cash raffles, door prizes and bingo specials. St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, 320 Vine St., Old Forge. Sunday with kitchen open at 11 a.m. and games at 1 p.m. 457-8275. Designer Bingo, with gifts by Longaberger, Vera Bradley, Coach, Dooney & Bourke, Pandora and more. St. Leo/Holy Rosary Church, 33 Manhattan St., Ashley. Sunday with doors at 1 p.m. and games at 2 p.m. $20. 822-8788. Ham Bingo, with cash and ham prizes. St. Patrick Parish Center, 411 Allegheny Ave., White Haven. 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. 406-9954. Vendor Bingo, a benefit for caraccident victim Nicholas Legge. With prizes by Longaberger, Vera Bradley, Pampered Chef, ThirtyOne, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay, Lia Sophia, Avon and more. St. Jude School, 422 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top. 2 p.m. Sunday. $20 advance; $25 at the door. 403-5414. The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, a program on making maple syrup. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 963-4804. Just for the Record, vinyl record sharing and discussion. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 p.m. Monday. 823-0156. Get Acquainted Night, an open house at the facilities of the Northeast Pennsylvania Genealogical Society to look up data and do research using the library’s holdings. Hanover Green Cemetery Caretaker’s House, 689 Main Road, Hanover Township. 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 610-298-8417.


French Film Series, a screening of “White Material,” a 2009 drama set in Africa. Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 941-4163. No Impact Man, a film about a family abandoning its highconsumption lifestyle for one year. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffatt Drive, Covington Township. 6 p.m. Wednesday. Popcorn and light refreshments provided. Free but reservations required. 842-1506.

FUTURE World Affairs Luncheon Seminar, on “Back to the Future: FDR’s Four Freedoms Go Global.” Presented by the Schemel Forum at Collegiate Hall, Redington Hall, 1120 Linden St., University of Scranton. Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 30. $20. Reservations: 941-7816.

March Madness, a benefit for the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center with hors d’oeuvres, buffet stations, desserts and a silent auction. Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, 1280 Route 315, Plains Township. 6 to 11 p.m. March 31. Tickets at 823-6121.

Motorcycle and PowerSports Show, with contests and awards, cycle dealers, vendors and club representatives. Entries welcome at $7.50 per bike. Mohegan Sun Arena, 255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Township. Noon to 5 p.m. April 1.

$7.50. 598-9862. Bingo for Life, a Wyoming Valley Relay for Life cancer fundraiser. American Legion, 354 E. State St., Larksville. April 1 with doors at 12:30 p.m. and games at 1:30 p.m. $10 advance; $12 at the door. 954-2290.

Homeland Security: Where We Are, Ten Years Later, a discussion with a panel of experts including officials and attorneys from the Department of Homeland Security and a representative of the United Nations. Rooms 216-217, Insalaco Hall, Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. 1:30 p.m. March 30. Reservations (by March 23): 674-8045. Benefit for Diane Nevel, a fundraiser for the Hodgkin’s lymphoma victim with food, raffles and music by Jerry’s Finger. Idetown Fire Company, 138 Route 415, Dallas. 6:30 to 11 p.m. March 30. $20, $35 per couple. 6751529. Pizza and a Movie Night, a family film about love and forgiveness. Country Alliance Church, 14014 Orchard Drive, Clarks Summit. March 30 with pizza at 5 p.m. and movie at 6 p.m. Free. 5862885. Knit and Crochet Group. All ages welcome. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10:30 a.m. to noon March 31. Free. 821-1959. Dance for Jayden, a Zumbathon fundraiser for the 7-year-old diabetes victim’s purchase of a trained service dog. With a silent auction, giveaways, refreshments and a Latin dance-inspired fitness party. Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31. $10, $5 students. 823-2191. Hips for Hope Dance-a-thon, a benefit for victims of last year’s flooding including Zumba, ballroom and line dancing running continuously through the afternoon. No partners necessary. Keystone College, La Plume. March 31 with registration at 1 p.m. and dancing 2 to 5 p.m. $10. 205-9389. Free Movies at the Kirby, a screening of Steven Spielberg’s family classic “The Goonies” (PG). F.M. Kirby Center, Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. 2 and 8 p.m. March 31. 826-1100. Ramona Singer, the star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York,” holds a meet and greet at Mount Airy Casino Resort, 44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono. 6 to 8 p.m. March 31. $20. 866468-7619.



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Teen Movie and Popcorn Night. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 821-1959.

Easter Make-and-Take Craft. Stop by the Pittston Memorial Library, 47 Broad St., to make an Easter Bunny photo frame. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today. 654-9565. Preschool Story Time. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. 11 a.m. to noon Fridays through March 30. Ages 3 to 5. 693-1364. Story Time with Misericordia, with students from the Speech and Language Pathology Department. West Pittston Library, 200 Exeter Ave. 1 p.m. today. Free. 654-9847. Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Kids, a children’s musical performed by KISS Theatre Company, 58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township. 7 tonight; 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. 829-1901. Breakfast with the Bunny and Easter Egg Hunt, with crafts, games and raffle prizes. Waverly Community House, 1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. $8. 585-8113. Family and Youth Swim, sponsored by the Messiah Primitive Methodist Church in Bear Creek. William S. Scandlon Physical Education Center, Main Street, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. $1. 498-0809. Lunch with the Bunny, with children’s activities, raffles, crafts and

Reads THIS WEEK: MARCH 23 TO 29, 2012 Book Signing, with Sherman Wooden, author of “The Place I Call Home” and president of the Center for Anti-Slavery Studies. Lackawanna Historical Society, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton. 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. 344-3841. Great Books at Hayfield, an informal discussion of “The Sound and the Fury” by William Faulkner. Room H-105, Hayfield House,

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Natural Wonders: Inside of an Egg. Ages 3 to 5. Learn which animals lay eggs and go on an egg hunt. Lackawanna Environmental Institute, 10 Moffat Drive, Covington Township. 1 p.m. Thursday. Signup: 842-1506.

Hunt for eggs and have brunch with the Easter Bunny March 31 at Misericordia University in Dallas. FUTURE Here, Sara DeRosa and Selina Youth Praise Night, with musical Albert enjoy last year’s event. comedians Dave & Brian and band photos with the bunny. Holy Rosary School, 125 Stephenson St., Duryea. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. $5. 4572553. Pedals, Pipes and Pizza, an introduction to organ with guest musician Canon Mark Laubach. St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 134 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Sunday. 3019253 or Fish Face: The Kids of the Polk Street School, adaptation of the grade-school novel by Patricia Reilly Giff about a girl who befriends the new girl at school. Presented by ArtsPower at the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre. 10 a.m. Tuesday. $6.50. 826-1100. Toddler Story Time. Ages 2 to 3.5. Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 10 and 11 a.m. Penn State Wilkes-Barre, off Old Route 115, Lehman. 7 p.m. Monday. 675-9269. Education for Justice Poetry Reading, with Brian Turner, recipient of the 2007 Poets Prize. Moskovitz Theater, Brennan Hall, University of Scranton. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Free. 941-4392.

Foggy Mountain Glory. Ages 13 and older. Salvation Army, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. 6:30 March 30. 824-8741. Fundraising Dance for grades 6 to 9 with DJ and refreshments. Moosic Youth Center, 606 Main St., Moosic. 7 to 10 p.m. March 30. $5. Proceeds benefit Vikings Helping Vikings. 457-8450. Story Time and Book Signing, with children’s author Angela DeMuro. Ages 3 to 8. Wyoming Seminary Lower School, 1560 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort. 9 a.m. March 31. 718-6610. Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny. Misericordia University, 301 Lake St., Dallas. March 31 with hunt at 11 a.m. and brunch seatings at 10 and 11:15 a.m. $10, $5 children. Reservations: 674-6768. Free. 878-3970.



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Writers Showcase, with slam poet William James and five other writers sharing work. Wine and refreshments served. New Visions Studio & Gallery, 201 Vine St., Scranton. 7 p.m. March 31.

Blessed Every Day – Wise Writings for Women was recently released by Barbara Dudley and is available on for $13.50.

quilted items, American Girl doll clothes and more. St. Joseph’s Church, 721 Monroe St., Berwick. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. 7527000. Craft Show, with a bake sale and refreshments. Tunkhannock Area Middle School, 200 Franklin St., Tunkhannock. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. 836-8242.

Spring Craft Show and Food Fair, with homemade Easter candy, jewelry, fleece blankets, gifts,

Indoor Yard Sale. St. Clare’s Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March


Spring Craft Show, with 100 crafters, a silent auction, bake sale and hot foods. Lake-Lehman Junior/Senior High School, 1128 Old Route 115, Lehman Township. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31. 4772935.

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Ryan Gosling stars in ‘The Notebook’ Q. Please tell me about Ryan Gosling. I saw a movie called “The Notebook” on TV and I had never heard of him or Rachel McAdams. A. Gosling, 31, is a native of Canada and one of the most highly regarded young actors working today. He has an Oscar nomination to his credit, for his performance in “Half Nelson” in 2006. He was nominated for two Golden Globes this year, as best actor in a drama for “The Ides of March,” and best actor in a comedy or musical for “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and for an Independent Spirit Award for his work in the violent drama “Drive.” (He did not win any of those prizes.) Besides 2004’s “The Notebook,” other distinguished performances include his work in “Blue Valentine” (2010), opposite Michelle Williams, and “Lars and the Real Girl” (2007). You may also have spotted him in a supporting role in “Remember the Titans” or in a number of TV performances earlier in his career. Gosling has been linked to quite a few actresses, including McAdams, but she is now reportedly dating Michael Sheen, with whom she worked in “Midnight in Paris.” McAdams, 33, is also Canadian. Her credits include the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes films, where she played Irene Adler; “The Time Traveler’s Wife”; “Wedding Crashers”; and “Mean Girls” (where she was the meanest meanie). Do you have a question or comment for the mailbag? Write to me at or by regular mail to the Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309.



ARIES (March 21-April 19). You are a lead-

er, and being a leader requires a certain amount of audacity. You’ll make claims and assessments. You’ll direct people. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). There’s a vast landscape of knowledge inside you, and you’ll be trimming, weeding and planting new seeds there today. In the evening, people want more from you. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). There’s a fire in your belly as you approach an exciting prospect. Something like this doesn’t come along every day.



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CANCER (June 22-July 22). You will bring

people together. The ones who resist your direction don’t know how wise you are. The ones who heed your advice will be forever changed. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). The luxuries you experience are organic. If you have to pay for it, it doesn’t count as one of life’s great gifts. You’re able to feel — really feel — the grandeur of nature now. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). Your relationships are so important to you that you are willing to subvert your own interests to promote the interests of a friend. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). You may drift in the morning, unsure of where you should put your attention and why. But the afternoon brings clarity.

SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your influence

counts for more than you think. It will be important to cast your vote, whether it be in the form of money or a testimony. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). There’s something important that your subconscious needs to tell your conscious mind, and you’ll benefit from figuring it out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). A past event is on your mind. You initially had a strong reaction, but those intense feelings have faded. You’re almost ready to accept the situation and move past it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). You’ll come up with ways to help the people who have been affected by unfortunate circumstances, even though you had nothing to do with the creation of them.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Take advan-

tage of the improved sense of focus you have now. You deserve it. Your concentration is good because your conscience is clean and you hold no ill feelings or grudges against anyone. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (March 23). To celebrate your birthday, you’ll seal a deal and start a new chapter. The next 0 weeks bring many laughing hours with friends. April features romantic intrigue. A summer training program or educational pursuit will be rigorous. It all pays off when you find a way to make money with very little effort at the end of the year. Libra and Virgo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 32, 10, 8 and 35.

Doubling up at cemetery makes room for husband’s wives Dear Abby: Years ago I lost my beautiful wife. We had been married for more than 30 years. I bought a plot at the cemetery for both of us, and she’s buried there now. I have since remarried and have been blessed with another wonderful wife. There are no spaces left next to the existing plot, although I would like to be

DEAR ABBY ADVICE placed between both my wives when the time comes. Any recommendations? — Mr. In-Between Dear Mr. In-Between: You have a couple of options. One would be to ask if your cemetery permits “doubledepth” burials, in which one vault is placed on top

of another. Or, if you wish, upon your demise you could choose cremation for yourself and have your ashes divided and placed with both wives. I discussed your question with a wonderful lady, Lisa Carlson, executive director of the Funeral Ethics Organization. She’s a mine of commonsense information on the subject of death and funerals — a subject many people find difficult to discuss. Lisa reminded me that years ago, funerals were


handled at home and by the community, and children grew up understanding what would happen when a death occurred. However, as we turned death over to funeral directors, much of that common knowledge has been lost. The average adult plans only one funeral in a lifetime, and few schools teach us what our choices and rights are — or how to save money on funerals. Readers, the Funeral Ethics Organization publishes free, state-specific pamphlets on the subject of funeral consumer



rights. To download one for your state, visit its website,, or send a business-size SASE to Funeral Ethics Organization, 87 Upper Access Road, Hinesburg, VT 05461, for a print version.

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Birding at Frances Slocum State Park, a leisurely walk to seek out songbirds. Meet in the parking lot of the Environmental Education Center and boat rental, 565 Mount Olivet Road, Kingston Township. 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Free. 6759900.

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to 12:30 p.m. $5. 963-6842.

March 31. $5. 825-1701.

Boulder Field Hike, six easy miles with the Susquehanna Trailers Hiking Club. Meet at the parking lot of the Mountain Top Fire Company, Route 437, at 11:45 a.m. Sunday. Free. 288-2733.

Container Gardening, with Penn State Master Gardener Jean Kolojejchick. Included: plant selection, soil mix and maintenance. The Lands at Hillside Farms, 65 Hillside Road, Shavertown. 10 a.m. to noon

Ashley Planes Walk, three easy miles through the mountain cut from Ashley to Solomon’s Gap in Mountain Top on the former site that moved railroad cars over steep inclines from 1837 to 1948.

Ready, Set, Go, a gardening workshop on “Starting Seeds at Home” with the Penn State Master Gardeners. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. Saturday with registration and refreshments at 9 a.m. and workshop 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $5. 963-6842. Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area, with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet in the parking lot near Dawes Avenue on the West Side of the Market Street Bridge, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m.

The Woods in Your Backyard. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Keystone College on March 30 and at East Stroudsburg University on March 31. $30 includes lunch and a copy of “The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home.” Signup (by March 24): 877-4891398 or Run for the Red, the third annual 5K Run and Walk throughout the Hanover Industrial Park to benefit the American Red Cross. Northeastern Pennsylvania Region Blood Center, 29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Township. March 31 with registration 9 to 10:15 a.m. and event at 10:30 a.m. 823-7161. Protection Connection, a gardening workshop on how to manage and protect the home landscape with the Penn State Master Gardeners. Anthracite Heritage Museum, 22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton. March 31 with registration and refreshments at 9 a.m. and workshop 9:30 a.m.

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Signs of Spring, an easy one-mile hike on the Wood Frog Trail at Nescopeck State Park, 1137 Honey Hole Road, Drums. 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 31. Free. 403-2006.


Riverfront Parks Watershed Cleanup, for volunteers of all ages to pick up trash and debris from the September flooding. Suggested dress: boots, old shoes, long pants and shirts and work gloves. Meet at the Nesbitt Park Boat Launch parking lot on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. 9 a.m. Saturday. 825-1701.

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M O N DAY & W EDN ESDAY Buy A 10-Cut Tray & Receive 2 Slices FREE!

FRIDAY 1 Large Round 16” Pizza & 10 Cuts Sicilian Pizza $17.49

CO O RS & CO O RS LIG H T 12PK/12 O Z.CAN S $9.99

RICCI’S PIZZA & BEER 155 Park Avenue, W-B • 825-3652

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We offer the BEST Prices in Town! We ALSO DO FLAT & RUBBER ROOFS


Call Now For Free Estimates!


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New England Clam Chowder • Manhattan Clam Chowder Kickin’ Crab Bisque

Turtle Fish Fry $9.99

Your choice served with fresh-cut fries and cole slaw. Fried Clam Strips • Pub Cod • Fisherman’s Platter • Fish Tacos

FRI. 9-1

Wahoo Burger $8.99


Tender flaky white fish with fresh cut fries.

Double Stuffed White Pizza $9.99 Try it with broccoli $10.99

Tuna Gem Sandwich $8.99

Premium Albacore tuna with fresh cut fries.








• Bridal and Bachelorette Parties • Girls Night Out • Team and Fitness Competitions • Prom or Homecoming Dances • Year Round Tanning • Busy Professionals • Tanning Parties

1-877-207-0269 Call For New Client Incentives

...casual dining with a difference!

Weekend Features


29 Market St. Jenkins Twp. • 655-8091

24 245 O Owen S St. Swoyersville • 287-6074





Guitars • Amps • Drums • Keyboards


570-823-USED (8733)

in the Target Center just off Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre

WWW.MUSICGOROUNDPA.COM M-F 10-8 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-4

Enjoy Easter Dinner at





24 Cut Box • 12 Cut Box French Bread Pizza 3 Slices Per Pack

Since 1941, Nardone Bros. has been bringing nutritious, high quality products to you and your family.

Visit our retail location to purchase our Pizza items. 123 Hazle Street, Wilkes-Barre Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-3pm

Creative American Cooking

*THIS WEEKEND* Serving from 12:00-4:00PM Call 283-6260 for Reservations Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30AM - 2:00PM Dinner: Tues.-Sat. 5:00PM to Closing

Featuring this weekend: Chilean Sea Bass and Chef John’s Own Homemade Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream! Banquet Room Available For All Occasions

239 Schuyler Ave. Kingston, PA •



Lemon Pepper Baked Tilapia $11.95

Tilapia lightly dusted with our own Lemon Pepper Seasoning and baked to perfection!

Cajun Grilled Pork Chop $14.95

A Pork Chop lightly dusted with our own Cajun Seasoning and grilled to perfection. Served with a choice of two sides.

Crab Stuffed Tenderloin $29.95

An 8oz. Filet Mignon stuffed with Super Lump Crab meat Stuffing. Charbroiled and splashed with Lemon-Butter.

Prime Rib $19.95

A mouth watering 12-14 oz. cut of Prime Rib served with a side of

Au Jus, and a choice of two sides.

Sunday Special

Chicken & Biscuits $10.95

Our famous home-style Chicken & Biscuits served with mashed potatoes and gravy. Mmmm...what a way to go!

Now taking reservations for our Easter Buffet! Please inquire about our private dining room for any and all occasions.


Costello’s has a NEW Bar/Drink menu offering many new Specialty Drinks and also Bar Food!

HAPPY HOUR: Sunday-Friday 4pm - 6pm.

Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville (570) 714-7777 WWW.COSTELLOS.INFO

on Northampt orner ofinE.Wilkes-Barre at the Csi . St de ill &H







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