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Letter from the editor I t was with great sadness that I heard that after 26 years, Friendly’s has closed its Dallas location effective Sunday, Jan. 8 following a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection filing by its parent company. Sure, the restaurant chain has been a favorite of my family for years, but this particular location always makes me feel nostalgic, especially since I’ve been eating there since I was a child, when the building was home to Franklin’s Restaurant. I grew up in the Back Mountain, so I’ve eaten there most likely hundreds of times. One of my first memories there was having the dessert Franklin’s used to offer, a split chocolate cake with ice cream in the middle and globs of hot fudge oozing on all sides. I remember sitting by the windows overlooking Route 415 and sharing the sundae with my mom (and probably making a mess). In high school, my friends and I would go there for ice cream and fries, but my favorite recollections came later on; more specifically, the several Christmas Eves Mom and I spent there. Since my dad worked most Christmas Eves and our Big Holiday Meal came the next day, we always tried to do something different for Dec.

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Main Street Scranton. “Main Street has arms and legs everywhere,” Collins explained. “We are designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the managers of the Main Street for downtown Scranton, and that entails a 30-block radius of the downtown. And we’re really tasked with putting together committees. “There are five different committees, and we have 70 local community volunteers serving on those committees, which is huge. So it’s going back to where Scranton Tomorrow came from, which is really the grassroots kind of effort to make changes for the downtown economy, and support the local small businesses.” At press time, the list of vendors for the auction was not yet finalized, but Collins noted that the items up for grabs will be similar to those from last year and beyond, including overnight hotel stays, auto detailing gift certificates, local theater tickets and more. The restaurants participating in Winter in the City, many of which are returning after taking part in previous years, will donate samples of some of their best dishes. Although the eateries aren’t seeing a financial profit from the shindig, it’s a mutually beneficial partnership thanks to some unbridled publicity. “It’s always hard when you’re asking for donations from local businesses, especially when the economy is tight,” Collins explained. “But what we’re very conscious of, and what we like to make the restaurants aware of, is that this event sees hundreds of people, so it’s really great exposure for the

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have a lot going on,” Collins noted. “But we have a lot of great volunteers and a lot of community partners, so that’s the most important thing. It’s the way we’re really able to get these projects completed.” W

Winter in the City: Fri., Jan. 13, Feb. 10, 5:30-8 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). $15. 21+. Call 570.963.1575, visit scrantontomorrow.com for info.

In top two photos, revelers at previous Winter in the City events. Above, 2 for the Road will again perform this year. At left, Scranton Tomorrow’s Scranton-opoly has been well-received since it came out late last year.

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ummertime fetes get all the good press. Patio bars open for business, fruity cocktails flow freely, and light, airy fare makes the rounds to hordes of bikini-body-conscious attendees. But who’s to say we can’t have just as good a time in our long underwear and ear-flap hats? Winter may not be known as the season for parties, as most people buck all socializing and choose to hibernate until April, but since a fundraising committee was formed about 10 years ago, local organization Scranton Tomorrow has been working on changing that. “A lot of people in the area were saying, ‘We wish that we had an event during the winter that would get people back out and back into the downtown,’” said Leslie Collins, executive director of Scranton Tomorrow. “So they started talking about, ‘Well, what kind of events can you do in the wintertime?’ And then a cocktail party seemed to be the concept, and there was Winter in the City.” For the ninth year in a row, Winter in the City will bring a spirited charge to the season notorious for its depression-inducing weather. On Friday, Jan. 13 and Friday, Feb. 10 from 5:30-8 p.m., the 21-and-over event will be held at the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton and will feature food, beverages, live music and an auction. A FROSTY FROLIC or a $15 cover charge, attendees at Winter in the City will have the option to sample fare from more than 40 restaurants, along with beer, wine, soda and water, and will get admittance to an auction featuring items donated by area businesses. Local band 2 for the Road will provide entertainment at the January date, and Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change will perform in February. The entrance fee, along with the proceeds from the auction, will funnel back to another Scranton Tomorrow initiative,

that a visit to the organization’s website will be quite different in the near future. “We actually have received a grant from the PPL Blue Ribbon Foundation, and our website is under construction, currently,” Collins stated. “We’re going to have a whole new web presence.” Come spring, the Main Street City Pride Project will encourage businesses to spruce up their storefronts. Additionally, Scranton Tomorrow has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce through its MetroAction division for loan underwriting to business owners looking to make improvements to their buildings’ facades. “For a small organization, we

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restaurants that participate.” For JoAnn Marianelli Finnerty, owner and CEO of Bella Faccias Personalized Chocolates & Gifts, a chocolate specialties company and bistro on Lackawanna Avenue, that’s only an added benefit of getting involved. “With Scranton, I have found out I want to always be a part of the city, I believe in it.” Marianelli Finnerty said, noting that this will be her first year participating in Winter in the City after moving her store from Old Forge to Scranton last March. “I’m proud to be part of the revitalization of this city … Whatever we can do, we’re always a part of fundraising and giving back.” LOOKING FORWARD cranton Tomorrow has many stokes in many proverbial fires, organizing a multitude of events for the upcoming year aimed at bringing the community together and into the downtown area. Fundraisers like Winter in the City help the organization keep many of these measures free to the public. Drive-in Downtown is a summer activity on Courthouse Square featuring a different movie each week, and according to Collins, Scranton Tomorrow is planning on showing at least five films this year. Another family-oriented project the organization has taken on is the development of Scranton-opoly, a Scranton-themed board game based on the iconic Monopoly game. “One of our very dedicated board members, Bernie Maopolski, brought the idea to our board,” Collins said. “And it just took off. Everybody thought it was a great idea, and we were surprised how enthusiastic the local businesses were to participate.” To get people familiarized with the downtown area, “FAM” tours are offered every first Saturday between May and October from noon-3 p.m., and Collins also noted


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ALBUM REVIEWS A lyrical fiasco

Anyone with an iTunes account has likely seen the name SafetySuit pop up repetitively over the past few weeks, as the purveyor of mobile music has been pushing the band’s newest album, “These Times,” like crazy. But like just about every other overhyped entity in the universe, “These Times” falls far short of its expectations. While most of the instrumentals on the album are passable, if a little too loud at times, the problem really lies in the lyrics. Lacking depth and dripping with platitudes, like on the title track and the whiny “Staring At It,” the words

plainly spell everything out for the listener. This tactic may work in some country-music songs, but with a band like SafetySuit, it results in a piece even Justin Bieber would reject. Case in point: “Never Stop,” a superficially agreeable tune, boasting a cushy guitar, which becomes completely hackneyed when one actually listens to the words, as in, “I will never stop holding your hand / I will never stop opening your door.” Gee, way to keep the mystery alive. To be fair, the album has a few hopeful moments, like on the surprisingly bluegrass-y “Things To Say,” the pared-

Metallica “Beyond Magnetic” Rating: W W W 1/2

Metallica's M ` agnetic' rebound Throughout lineup changes, experiments with style and even haircuts, Metallica still reigns supreme as the king of modern heavy metal. The San Francisco quartet recently celebrated its 30th anniversary and also released “Beyond Magnetic,” an EP with material recorded during the sessions for 2008’s “Death Magnetic” but not included

down “Life in the Pain” and the catchy dance-inspired “Let Go.” The overall appeal of these songs, however, isn’t enough of a penance for the rest of the sugar-coated pop the band is obviously trying to pass off as hipster hymns. All the band proves with this offering is that it’s a pop fiend’s version of Thirty Seconds to Mars minus Jared Leto, which we all know is the only redeeming part of that band to begin with. Sure, “These Times” isn’t entirely unpleasant to the ear. But it’s a complete mockery of the intellect. It might be befitting for a person looking for something very vanilla and unoffending to play as background music at a kids’ party, but that’s only if said person can get past the embarrassingly absurd band name. -- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

on that album. While the timing of the release coincides with recent anniversary shows in its home city, it is also a great opportunity for Metallica to get back in fans’ good graces following the generally negative response to “Lulu,” its recent collaboration with The Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed. While “Beyond Magnetic” has just four songs, it clocks in at nearly half an hour, and feels like a full album rather than just a collection of discarded singles. Album opener “Hate Train” opens up with a classic bottom-heavy Metallica riff, and the rest of the tracks follow in that same burly, thundering vein. “Just a Bullet Away” has a gritty, industrial feel; “Hell and Back” pulses with fury and lengthy closer “Rebel of Babylon” feels like a self-contained metal opera. The only real negative aspect of any of the material included is the production quality. Much like the rest of the “Death Magnetic” album, most of the songs on the EP have a lot of static in the background. Whether that was intentional or an oversight is still a subject of debate for fans, and “Beyond Magnetic” will likely stir that pot again. The past few years have been great for metal music, and while this latest release is just a short taste, “Beyond Magnetic” is proof positive that Metallica still has what it takes to impress fans and critics alike. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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Zappa & his mesmeric Mothers In the lifetime of a floating band constantly shifting personnel, more than a few Mothers did their inventive best for the late Frank Zappa — master guitarist, enigmatic composer, satirical lyricist — since that band’s 1965 start. Arguably, though, this never-beforereleased 1971 event (two shows, one October night) at the venerated classi-

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ALICE C. WILTSIE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton 570.861.0510 www.wiltsiecenter.org - The Ultimate Elvis Tribute Birthday Bash ft. Mike Albert, Scot Bruce and the Big “E” Band: Jan. 22, 2 p.m., $25-$35, $18 students. Buffet at Genetti’s (1341 N. Church St., Hazleton) follows, $20 adults, $12 students

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341 Adams Ave., Scranton Phone: 570.341.6761 - Slowdance / Cherokee Red: Jan. 21, 9 p.m. 21+

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1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com - New York’s Funniest: Jan. 14-15 - The Sensational Soul Cruisers: Jan. 14-15 - Eddie Griffin: Jan. 29 - Boogie Wonder Band: Feb. 10-11 - Hypnotist Tim Triplett: March 16-17 - Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): March 30-31 - Keith Sweat: April 22

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71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - Jerry Seinfeld: Jan. 13, 7 & 9:30 p.m., $65-$80 - Darius Rucker: Jan. 20, 8 p.m., $52-$92 - Kathleen Madigan: Gone Madigan: Jan. 27, 8 p.m., $27 - NEPA Philharmonic Broadway Love Songs: Feb. 10, 8 p.m., $35.50-$73.45 - Lisa Lampanelli: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $37.75 - John Pinette: Feb. 19, 7 p.m., $34.75 - Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m., $28-$38 - Gaelic Storm / Enter The Haggis: March 1, 7:30 p.m., $22-$32 - NEPA Philharmonic Beethoven Festival: March 10, 8 p.m., $35.50$73.45 - Ladysmith Black Mambazo: March 15, 7:30 p.m., $26-$36

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255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - Disney On Ice Treasure Trove: Jan. 11-16, TIMES VARY, $15.50-$55.50 - Rascal Flatts / Sara Evans / Hunter Hayes: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., $25-$59.75 - Sesame Street Live 123 Imagine w/ Elmo & Friends: March 1-4, TIMES VARY, $25.60-$37.85 - Monster Jam: March 9-11, TIMES VARY, $34.30-$49.75 - Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 7 p.m., $26.60-$127.05

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NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY

201 Vine St., Scranton 570.878.3970 - A Fire With Friends / Eye On Attraction / Left Coast Envy / The Riot / Drew Breeze / Lil Jay Wirth: Jan. 21, 7 p.m. $5 at the door, free refreshments.

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Air Supply: Jan. 20, 8 p.m., $38.75$43.75 - Parrotbeach (Jimmy Buffet tribute): Jan. 28, 8 p.m., $25 - Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $35.75 - Rubix Kube (’80s tribute): Feb. 17, 8 p.m., $28 - Tesla: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $33 - Blackberry Smoke: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $25 - Bruce In The U.S.A.: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $25 - The Saw Doctors: March 2, 8 p.m., $32 - Satisfaction (Rolling Stones tribute): March 3, 8 p.m., $22.25 - Three Dog Night: March 31, 8 p.m., $43.75-$49.25

PENNSYLVANIA BLUES FESTIVAL

Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton 610.826.7700 www.skibluemt.com - July 27, 8 p.m.-midnight; 28, 1 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; 29, noon-9 p.m. Michael “Iron Man” Burks / Joe Louis Walker / Big Sam’s Funky Nation / more. Advance on-site camping: Up to 3 nights w/ 2 days of festival tickets, $80/adult, $45/kids 6-12. Increase by 20 percent as of April 2. Advance festival day: 1 day, $30/ adult, $9/kids 6-12; 2 day, $50/adult, $15/kids 6-12. Increase by 10 percent as of April 2.

REDWOOD ART SPACE

740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. - Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate / One Hundred Year Ocean: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. - Disengage / Mindset / Praise / Peace: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. - The Ataris / The Queers: Feb. 20, 8 p.m.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Sector One presents Forward: Jan. 12, 8 p.m. - Poogie Bell Band / Woody Browns Project: Jan. 13, 8 p.m. - Brothers Past / Beard O Bees: Jan. 14, 8 p.m. - Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root / XVSK: Jan. 19, 8 p.m. - Se Acabo (Santana tribute): Jan. 20, 8 p.m. - Royal Scam (Steely Dan tribute): Jan. 21, 6 p.m. - Donna Jean Godchaux Band w/ Jeff Mattson of DSO / Mike Miz: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band: Jan. 27, 8 p.m. - Miz: Feb. 24, 8 p.m. - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats: Feb. 25, 8 p.m.

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton Phone: 570.955.1455, www.lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available - Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., $25-$30 - Yesterday & Today, an interactive Beatles show: March 23, 8 p.m., $25-$30 - The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m., $25-$30

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - Listen Local ft. Nowhere Slow / Jeanne Zano Band: Jan. 13, 8 p.m., $12.50 - The Amazing Kreskin: Jan. 29, 2 p.m., $18 - Listen Local: Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $12.25 - NEPA Philharmonic Broadway Love Songs Pops II: Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $34.50$73.15 - Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb. 24-26, TIMES VARY, $46.25-$65.25 - NEPA Philharmonic: The Music of Gershwin Pops III: April 13, 8 p.m., $34.50-$73.15 - NEPA Philharmonic Haydn / Brahms, A German Requiem: April 27, 8 p.m., $34.50-$73.15

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Rock n Ink Expo: Jan. 13-15, $10/day, $15/3-day pass - Where’s the Band? Ft. Matt Pryor / Chris Conley / Anthony Raneri / Ace Enders / Evan Weiss: Jan. 19, 7 p.m., $13 advance, $15 day of - Raymond the Amish Comic: Jan. 21,

8 p.m., $18 - Mountain Dance Concert: Jan. 22, 2 p.m., $10 kids, $12 adults - Call Me Out / Your Turning Point / Somewhere Sonday: Jan. 27, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of - Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36 - moe.: March 4, 7 p.m., $27 - Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8 p.m., $28

SOME KIND OF JAM 7

www.jibberjazz.com - April 27-29, Schuylkill Haven. Music, camping festival. Toubab Krewe / Cornmeal / Thunder Body / Holy Ghost Tent Revival / The Big Dirty / Bawn in the Mash / Twiddle / Bearquarium / Sweet Earth / Mystery Fyre / Jahman Brahman / River City Slim & The Zydeco Hogs / Echoes Talk Back / Dr. Ketchup / Karmic Juggernaut / The Great White Caps / Rotten Belly Blues / Underground Horns / The Whiskeyhickon Boys / Muppet’s Titanium Stardust Machine / Treehouse / Hot Club of Philadelphia / Ratboy Jr. $55 presale tickets.

VINTAGE THEATER

119 Penn Ave., Scranton 570.589.0271 The Great Party / Starwood / Kid Icarus: Jan. 14, 8 p.m., $7 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Rebelution / The Grouch / Pep Love: Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m. - SOJA: Feb. 4, 8 p.m. - Umphrey’s McGee: Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m. - Big Gigantic / Adventure Club: Feb. 18, 8:30 p.m. - The Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. - moe.: March 9, 8:30 p.m. - Young the Giant / Grouplove: March 10, 8:30 p.m. - Justice: March 20, 8 p.m. - Dr. Dog: March 24-25, 8:30 p.m. - Needtobreathe / Ben Rector: April 20, 9 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Moosh / Twist: Jan. 14, 8 p.m. - Live Lava Live / Meekakitty / Nanalew & Friends: Jan. 15, 5:30 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Jan. 19, 7 p.m. - Where’s The Band: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. - Collie Buddz: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Wanted: Jan. 24, 6 p.m. - Augustana: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. - Jack’s Mannequin / Jukebox the Ghost: Feb. 4, 6, 6 p.m.


Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Burton Cummings / The Guess Who: Jan. 18, 8 p.m. - Demetri Martin: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - Jeanne Robertson: Jan. 27, 8 p.m. - Kathleen Madigan: Jan. 28, 8 p.m. - Vanilla Fudge / The Yardbirds: Feb. 4, 8 p.m.

MANN CENTER

52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia Phone: 215.893.1999 - Foster the People: June 14, 7:30 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Peter Frampton: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - Cedric the Entertainer and Friends: Feb. 12, 7 p.m. - Gabriel Iglesias: April 13, 8 p.m. - Creed: April 16-17, 7:30 p.m. - Straight No Chaser: April 29, 7:30 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - Jim Breuer: Jan. 14, 9 p.m. - In Flames / Trivium / Veil of Maya / Kyng: Jan. 15, 7 p.m. - The Legwarmers (’80s tribute): Jan. 21, 9 p.m. - D.R.U.G.S. / Hit the Lights, more: Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. - Lamb of God / Too Late The Hero / The Acacia Strain: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. - Dark Funeral, more: Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. - Iced Earth / Symphony X / Warbringer: Feb. 1, 7 p.m. - Machine Head, more: Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m. - Nick Carter / Guinevere / The Midi Mafia: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

STATION BAR & GRILL

1550 McKean St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.467.1871

- Langor / Mike Quinn / Yellow Humphrey: Feb. 4, 9 p.m. 21+

SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. - Tool: Jan. 29, 8 p.m. - Rise Against: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

WELLS FARGO CENTER

Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 - The Black Keys: March 10, 8 p.m. - Rammstein: April 26, 8 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - I See Stars: Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m. - Matt Nathanson: Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. - Fuel: Jan. 29, 6 p.m. - Down with Webster / Free Sol: Feb. 3, 7 p.m. - Anthrax / Testament: Feb. 6, 6:45 p.m. - Black Stone Cherry / Cavo: Feb. 7, 7 p.m. - Nick Carter: Feb. 8, 8 p.m., $25-$27 - The Summer Set / The Cab: Feb. 10, 6 p.m. - Me Talk Pretty / Hawthorne Heights: Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. - Steel Panther: Feb. 17, 7 p.m. - Attack Attack!: Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

WHITAKER CENTER

222 Market St., Harrisburg Phone: 717.214.ARTS - Dave Mason: Jan. 20, 8 p.m. - Hot Tuna: March 3, 8 p.m. - Cowboy Junkies: March 7, 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070

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KESWICK THEATER

- David Garrett: Feb. 4, 8 p.m. - ’70s Soul Jam: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - Cedric The Entertainer: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Peter Frampton: Feb. 18, 8 p.m. - Nikolai Baskov: Feb. 19, 8 p.m. - Adam Savage & Jamie Hyneman: March 23, 8 p.m.

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Flogging Molly: Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. - Legends of Disco: March 31, 7 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Live Lava Live / Meekakitty / Nanalew & Friends: Jan. 17, 6 p.m. - Robert Earl Keen: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Wanted: Jan. 22, 7 p.m. - Lamb of God: Jan. 24, 7 p.m. - Falling In Reverse: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Vacationer: Jan. 31, 7 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Romeo: Feb. 11, 23-24, 8 p.m. - Ricardo Arjona: Feb. 26, 8 p.m. - The Black Keys: March 12, 22, 8 p.m.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 - Kelly Clarkson: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - Antony & The Johnsons: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. - Lenny Kravits / Raphael Saadiq: Jan. 28, 8 p.m. - Barry Manilow: Feb. 10-12, 14 8 p.m. - Aretha Franklin: Feb. 17-18, 8 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

Travelers of both time and space

Led Zeppelin tribute show Kashmir will return Saturday, Jan. 14 at 8:30 p.m. to the Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe). With lead singer Jean Violet filling the shoes of Robert Plant, Kashmir will likely perform all of the expected Led Zeppelin material along with some deeper cuts. The band also includes Andy Urban on lead guitar, Cary Fields on bass, keys and mandolin and Paul Cooper on drums. Tickets are $23 and can be purchased by calling the box office at 570.325.0249, visiting mauchchunkoperahouse.com or at Sound Check Records Phone (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe).

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Skrillex / Spank Rock / Zane Lowe: Feb. 3, 9 p.m. - Steve Aoki / Datsik: Feb. 17, 8 p.m.

THE THEATRE AT MSG

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. - Mike Epps: March 3, 8 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Frankie Valli: Jan. 13-15, 9 p.m. - Anti Social Comedy Tour ft. Jim Norton / Dave Attell / Artie Lange / Doug Stanhope: Jan. 14-15, 8 p.m. - Colin Quinn: Jan. 28, 9 p.m.

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Maria (Suzan Crowley), left, and Isabella (Fernanda Andrade) in a scene from ‘The Devil Inside.’

Though it topped the box office and borrows from ‘The Exorcist,’ the movie just isn’t as scary as it could be.

'Devil' is bloodcurdling bad “

Paranormal Activity” really made it look easy, didn’t it? How hard could it be to make one of those found-footage horror movies? All you really need is a digital camera, grainy recordings of doors slamming shut and two people to shout about Ouija boards or ghosts or whatever, and you’ve got yourself an instant blockbuster, right? Well, not quite. Granted, “Paranormal Activity’s” lo-fi, D-I-Y aesthetic and loose, improvisatory pacing gave the film a deceptively simple quality, but the film’s slow-boiling tension and foreboding atmosphere were far more difficult to pull off. And it’s these very im-

portant elements that films like “Apollo 18” and “The Devil Inside” seem to forget. Sure, they always remember to make the films tedious and cheap-looking, but when it comes to actually making these films scary, they always manage drop the ball. As in the trailer that suckered millions of people into making this the No. 1 one movie at the box office this past weekend, “The Devil Inside” opens with a disclaimer warning that the Vatican did not endorse this film. First of all, shut the hell up, movie. Second of all, this can’t actually be a thing. Does the Vatican actually endorse films? If so, what is the Catholic church’s official position

on “2 Fast 2 Furious” or “Air Buddies”? What does a papal movie endorsement even look like? A cartoon depiction of the pope giving you a thumbs up? From there, we’re introduced to the subject of our mockumentary, Isabella Rossi (Fernanda Andrade), an emotionally fragile young woman whose mother killed three people during a botched exorcism attempt during the late ’80s and has been held in a Catholic mental hospital in Rome ever since. While Isabella attempts to uncover the truth behind her mother’s strange condition, she meets a pair of rogue priests who covertly perform unauthorized exorcisms. In spite

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dialogue, contains endless debates about the authenticity of exorcisms, has scenes blatantly stolen from “The Exorcist” and an abrupt ending that leaves several important plot points unresolved. Even worse, “The Devil Inside” is so totally and completely cliche riddled it isn’t above using jump scares repeatedly. Could we stop this already? Loud noises do not automatically equal scary. Jump scares are the horror-movie equivalent to fart gags. They’re way too easy, always get an unearned reaction and are favored by the desperate and creatively bankrupt. Bad in a way that almost seems intentional, “The Devil Inside” often plays like an unintentional parody of the found-footage genre. Unfortunately there’s nothing (intentionally) funny about “The Devil Inside.” The power of Christ compels you to avoid this worthless rip-off (Ha! Wordplay)!

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ACTORS CIRCLE AT PROVIDENCE PLAYHOUSE

(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • Auditions for “Crimes of the Heart:” Jan. 15-16, 6:30 p.m. Adults ages 20-50.For more info, call 570.909.5258.Show dates in March, April.

BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) Ticket prices: $9-$25 • “Julius Caesar:” Jan. 27-28. Special school matinees Jan. 25-27, 10 a.m., $9/person for all audience members. Study Guide, play script, synopsis available online. Schools may book a “Julius Caesar” workshop in the school at no additional charge. For info, call 570.458.4075, e-mail phenry@bte.org.

COUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA CLUB

(80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.406.3976) • “Legally Blonde-The Musical:” March 1-3, 7 p.m., March 4, 2 p.m. $10/all ages, senior citizens’ discount night March 1, 55+, $5. Tickets day of show only at door. For info, call.

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Charlotte’s Web:” Jan. 29, 2 p.m., Jan. 30, 10 a.m., $14.50 • “La Boheme:” Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., $29-$58 • “Fiddler on the Roof:” Feb. 15-16, 7:30 p.m., $30-$60

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KISS (KIDS INNOVATING STAGE & SOUND) THEATER

(in old movie theater at Wyoming Valley Mall), kisstheatre.org, 570.991.1818/0844) • “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: The School Edition:” Jan. 20-29. Based on Hugh Wheeler’s book and Stephen Sondheim’s musical, this thriller follows a barbaric barber who returns to 19th century London to exact his revenge on the corrupt judge who framed and exiled him. Due to dramatic and

sensitive nature, not recommended for very young children. Parental guidance suggested. Tickets, show times available online.

THE LIMELIGHT PLAYERS

(570.814.6790) • Auditions for “Titanic-The Musical:” Jan. 19-20, 6-9 p.m., Jan. 21, 3-6:30 p.m. (call backs/final call for new auditions), First Welsh Presbyterian Church, 74 S. Meade St., Wilkes-Barre. All ages welcome, all parts open. Come prepared with sheet music, will be asked to read from script. If needed for callbacks, will be contacted by e-mail address on audition sheet. Show dates May/ June. No show date conflicts accepted. All levels of theatrical/musical/ dance experience welcome.

LITTLE THEATRE OF WILKES-BARRE

(537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 570.823.1875, ltwb.org) • “Forever Plaid:” Jan. 21, 27-28, 8 p.m., Jan. 22, 29, 3 p.m. $18, call to reserve. Produced in cooperation with Mitchell Financial Group. Musical story of a classic 1950s all-male singing group who return from the Great Beyond to perform the show they never got to when they were alive.

MISFIT PLAYERS

(iluv2act@aol.com) • “Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim-A Broadway Musical Revue:” Jan. 13-14, 7 p.m., Jan. 15, 2 p.m. at Coughlin High School (80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre). $10 at door, cash only. Including “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “Sweeney Todd,” “Phantom of the Opera,” more. For info, call 570.406.3976.

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(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:” Jan. 13-14, 20-21, 28, 7 p.m.; Jan. 15, 22, 29, 3 p.m. All-you-can-eat dinner buffet 90 minutes prior to all performances. $16/adults, $14/seniors 62+, students 12+, $10/children. Dinner-and-show tickets, $32/adults, $28/seniors, students, $20/children. Group discounts available, some tickets sold at door. Call or go online to reserve.

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(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Auditions for “Bye Bye Birdie” the Musical: Jan. 14, noon-2 p.m., Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m. Open for ages 8-13. Will be asked to sing song (bring sheet music or CD) and dance (bring dance shoes). May also be asked to read from script. Show dates in March, April, 6 performances. For info, call or e-mail.

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(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • The Amazing Kreskin: Jan. 29, 2 p.m. $15. $35 ticket/meet & greet, $50 4-ticket package via box office, 570.344.1111, Ticketmaster. • “Shrek the Musical:” Jan. 21-22, times vary, $46.25-$70.25 • “In the Mood:” Jan. 26, 7 p.m., $39.80-$57.70

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(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • Two One-Act Plays by Worthington Players: “The Messenger” and “A Cabin Fit for a King:” Jan. 14, 8 p.m.; Jan. 13, 15, 2 p.m. $18/adults, $15/ seniors, $10/children under 12. • “Those Fantastic Forties:” Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29, 2 p.m.; Jan. 21, 28, 8 p.m. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/children W under 12. -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.

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Thankfully for Derulo, music videos for the next two singles from his “Future History” album, “Breathing,” and “Fight for You,” have already been filmed and are available on his official YouTube channel. KATY SPEAKS The soon-to-be-single Katy Perry made her first public comments since her husband Russell Brand filed for divorce in Los Angeles Dec. 30. In a series of Twitter updates, Perry both thanked her fans and attempted to dispel some rumors surrounding her separation. “I am so grateful for all the love and support I’ve had from people around the world. You guys have made my heart happy again,” Perry tweeted Saturday, her first post of 2012. She continued, “Concerning the gossip, I want to be clear that NO ONE speaks for me. Not a blog, magazine, ‘close sources’ or my family.” Many “close sources” have speculated to the weekly rags for months now that Perry and Brand were on the fritz. The couple’s marriage lasted 14 months. Perry also updated her status Monday, letting fans know that despite her nominations, she would not be in attendance at the People’s Choice Awards. The show airs Wednesday, Jan. 11 on CBS. W Listen to “The Ralphie Radio Show” weeknights from 7 p.m.-midnight on 97 BHT.

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ason Derulo cancelled his “Future History” world tour last week following an accident that almost left the singer paralyzed. During a tour rehearsal, Derulo mistimed a backflip and landed on his head. Doctors diagnosed the pop star with a “hangman’s break” in his neck, which means he broke the same bone that’s compromised when someone is hanged. Most people either find themselves paralyzed or dead after suffering this same injury. Thankfully for Derulo, he was neither. It is far from the first time that the artist has injured himself while practicing his dance routine. Less than a month ago on “The Ralphie Radio Show,” Derulo spoke of another similar accident. “My wrist, man, I was doing back handsprings today, and I just turned the wrong way,” he shared while showing off the lack-of-range in his wrist. I semi-jokingly told Derulo that he needs to be more careful, to which he replied that he was trying. Then, he tweeted a photo Wednesday of himself in a neck brace. “I fractured my neck doing tumbling & acrobatics 4 tour!” Derulo wrote along with the photo. “Always tryin 2 (sic) push boundaries 4 YOU! Like my new chain? ;)” While fans may mind that “chain,” the superstar will have to grow acclimated to it, as he’ll be in the brace for the next six months.

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I really miss Christopher Meloni on “Law & Order: SVU.” Please tell me I can see him on another series or in a movie soon. -- Randi E., via e-mail

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You’ll be able to see Christopher as soon as this summer on the small screen when he makes his debut on the sixth season of HBO’s “True Blood.” Details are hush-hush, as it always is with “True Blood,” but according to executive producer Alan Ball, Chris will play “an ancient, powerful vampire who holds the fate of Bill and Eric in his hands.” For the big screen, you can see him sometime this year (a release date has not yet been announced) in the comedy “Awful Nice.” And in June 2013, he co-stars as Colonel Hardy in the new “Superman” film, “Man of Steel,” which also stars Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, and slew of other topnotch stars.


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azleton’s Pennsylvania Theatre of Performing Arts is kicking off its season and 2012 with the musical comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” starting Saturday, Jan. 14. Based on the 1988 comedy starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, the movie was adapted to the Broadway stage in 2005, and audiences have been laughing ever since. “It’s something really funny to start the year,” said Artistic Director Mike Marone. “It allows audiences to come and forget their terrors for a few hours. It helps that the whole show is set in coastal France, so you’ll forget it’s winter.” Whether you had a chance to see the movie or not, the hilarious plot translates to the stage perfectly, and Marone is thrilled to be presenting what he says is a very well-written show, as it has the same writers as “The Full Monty,” another favorite of his. “There is lots of funny stuff there,” Marone said. “It has, from beginning to end, laughs. The

first joke is cracked within the first minute of the show, right until the last minute.” The show revolves around two con artists; one is English (Lawrence), one American (Freddy). Freddy sees Lawrence performing a con on a woman and notices how much better at it he is. Freddy decides he is going to blackmail him, threatening to go to the police if Lawrence doesn’t show him his ways. “The title isn’t as well-known as a lot of other shows, but it is equally as well-written and enjoyable for audience members despite its mysterious title,” explained Marone. “We don’t want people to not be interested because they may not know that name — they won’t be disappointed.” With a cast of 16 and the need to portray 17 locations that the show takes its audience to all on one stage, it was certainly a challenge when designing the set. “The set pieces are enormous,” said Marone. “It has everything from the French coastline to hotels and dungeons, mansions and everything in between. There are a lot of moving pieces; we have a 14-foot rotating turntable

on stage. It actually rotates as the show is being performed to reveal new locations.” For Marone, who has been working in theater for 12 years, what really makes the production are the people involved. “Being able to work with such talented people is amazing,” said Marone. “A lot of people think you have to go to New York City to see a quality production, and you don’t have to, there are quality actors in this area. “We’ve had a lot of regulars who have been here and are learning new things with this show, tap dancing for instance, and some that are brand new and great. Seeing them find a new skill set is rewarding for me.” W PTPA presents “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” Jan. 14, 20, 21, 28, 7 p.m.; Jan. 15, 22, 29, 3 p.m., J. J. Ferrara Center (212 W. Broad St., Hazleton). Show tickets: $16 adults, $14 seniors/students, $10 children. Dinner/show: $32 adults, $28 seniors/students, $20 children. Info: 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org.

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ames Wolcott did not just write a memoir. In fact, in “Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and Semi-Dirty in the Seventies,” Walcott gives readers an important message founded in great modesty, humor and sincerity with a single purpose. Readers follow along to a past of vulnerability and rejection, as we are lead to Walcott’s pursuit and conclusion of a dream coming true. Wolcott’s memoir is a work most writers could look up to, not only because the writing is vibrant and addicting, but also because Wolcott started from the bottom and managed to work his way up to the upper echelon of literary society. Admittedly, I was originally engrossed by the cover of the work — a blurred image of a man walking against the skyline of New York City. In juxtaposition with the memoir, Wolcott managed to symbolically connect that sense of indistinct identity with the story of how he came to be

one of the most famed cultural critics, all starting in the fall of 1972. When Wolcott moved to New York City, he threw caution to the wind, leaving everything behind him as he moved forward toward his dream of becoming a published writer. Wolcott remained an interest throughout in large part that he was forthright about what inspired his writing — the works of former mentor Norman Mailer. The example demonstrated that no matter how popular Wolcott became, he never took his status for granted. Structurally, he divides his memoir into five sections — “Lucking Out,” “Like Civilized People,” “Punk,” “Bodily Contact” and “What Are You Doing Here?” The entire memoir is written in prose form, something not easily done, but luckily perfected. In the opening of “Lucking Out,” Walcott writes, “How lucky I was, arriving in New York just as everything was about to go to hell.” Indeed, for Wolcott, the memoir is by no means an easy ride for the readers as we are taken scene by scene of his early days — a deep well of squalor living and denial. No matter what is lost in time, Wolcott continues his focus when reverting back to a past where “so much is gone, stricken from the scene, but it’s still there, a landmark site in nobody’s mind but my own.” One of strongest themes throughout is Wolcott’s rejection of the traditional path — specifically, his definition of what it means to be successful and the steps that lead you there. Ultimately, this book may serve as an episodic account of Wolcott’s life, but the lessons he learns throughout become the key points to a unity that connects him to his readers.

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hether you’re the type of person that would trap animals to harvest their pretty fur or the one known to only wear manmade materials, you can don the fur hat. And you don’t even have to ski the Swiss Alps to do so. It is cold outside and big fur hats — whether real fur or faux — can certainly prevent frostbitten earlobes. Since you like your ears, why not stay toasty in a big, obnoxious fur hat? That’s right I said it. These hats are obnoxious, which is probably why I have always been smitten. They’re big. They’re loud. They make a fashion statement just by going out in public wearing one. And I love every minute of their screaming attitudes. Keep your red paint away from me as I have numerous, I mean numerous fur hats — the real deal. A vintage shopaholic, it takes a whole lot of willpower to prevent me from purchasing a mink or fox hat if I see one in an antique store. My rule of thumb, however, is if it still has the paws and/or face, I won’t be caught dead in the corpse. But if it’s just fur, and it was originally crafted in the 1940s or ’50s, it shall be mine. Oh, how they complement my vintage winter-hat collection. Word for the wise however: If you have cats, do not leave your fur hats lying around unattended. You can be sure they will knead, if not literally suck on, the fur. I don’t know if they think it’s a long-lost relative or what, but I’ve lost a few hats because of some overzealous felines. Now don’t go thinking I have a room full of dead animals hanging on the walls or anything. I’m a hypocritical vegetarian with very specific fashion tastes, not a killer. And although I have fur fu hat after fur hat hanging on my hat stand, I also have a few newer faux ones. s I love them all equally. It’s interesting, however, that most of my newer faux-fur h hats h cost much more than my antique real fur fu ones. Although I never buy real fur, when I do want to experience true sticker w shock, I check out the prices of real ones. sh Fortunately, I’m never tempted to buy a Fo new ne real fur hat as I like to actually make my car payments. If you have deep pockets and want only on new fur, these three websites have hav great hat collections: furhatworld. com (has real and faux), bigfurhats.com and wildthingsfur.com. For the people who want the look without the brutality, check out zappos.com, macys.com or che fabulousfurs.com. fabu And finally, if you want the complete A animal look, meaning with the paws and anim face, do me a favor and shop at Spirithoods. com. These hat/scarf/mitten combos are completely faux and all the rage. You can comp purchase the red fox, the husky, brown bear, h skunk, tiger, polar bear, leopard, grey wolf, grizzly bear, night owl, panda and many more. W

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BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS

American Lung Association • Fight for Air Climb: March 24, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. Climb one entire floor of steps, both up and down. Every participant earns commemorative climb T-shirt and higher level prizes. Volunteers needed. For info, registration, sponsorships, visit lunginfo.org/arenaclimb or call 570.823.2212. Camera For A Cure (570.604.4355, cameraforacure.com) • Timmy Walsh will be hosted for Feb.’s First Friday Scranton (Feb. 3) by Duffy Accessories (218 Linden St., Scranton). All funds raised by sales will benefit the Lung Cancer Alliance. Judi H Rock On 2 Feb. 4, 7-11 p.m., doors 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). All proceeds from dance party benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in memory of Judi H.

Perry Hartridge, who succumbed to cancer in 2007.Music by Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Jack Bordo with Old Friends. Refreshments, cash bar. $40, includes raffle for pink Fender Stratocaster Mexican guitar, Roland 60 Watt Amplifier. Info, tickets: judihrockon.com, 1.800.424.6724. P+J Comedy Presents Will Noonan / Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer Jan. 21, doors 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m., 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton). $10, featuring Paul Spratt, Jeremy Pryal, Teri Granahan, Will Noonan. For more info, to purchase tickets, go to PSpratt.com. P+J Comedy Presents Joe Matarese / Benefit for Boarding for Breast Cancer Feb. 25, 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton). $10, featuring Jeremy Pryal, Paul Spratt, Chuck Buono, Tommy Comer, Joe Matarese. For more info go to PSpratt.com.

the Air Benefit Concerts • Drew Kelly: Jan. 14, 8 p.m.-midnight, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore. No cover. Win cash, prizes.

Fashion Show, door prizes. Red dress attire encouraged, not required. $20/adults, $10/kids. All proceeds benefit Action Health Task Force. For info/tickets, call 570.275.9150.

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15th Annual Mountain Dance Concert Jan. 22, Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). $12, door or shermantheater.com. Robert Taylor Jr., ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ will perform in concert with dancers, will instruct hip-hop master class, noon-1:30 p.m., right before. Class, 12-adult, part of master class/ concert package, $30 each, preregistration required, visit website. Also features local, regional dance companies. Info: atpadance@noln.com.

2nd Annual All Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Expo Jan. 19-22. Thurs., 3-9 p.m., Fri., noon-7 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kingston Armory (Market St., Kingston). Rain, snow or shine. $7/adults, $3/kids. Free parking. National, regional, local sporting goods vendors, hunting & fishing outfitters, custom-made calls & equipment, games, prizes, daily hunting, fishing, trapping seminars. Featured speaker, national TV host, Babe Winkelman. Call 570.709.8378 for group tickets, vendor space. 3rd Annual Heart to Heart Luncheon hosted by Action Health Task Force Feb. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Danville Elks Club. Keynote Dr. Bradley David Fenster. Red

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semble (Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) • Dance Your Heart Out for BTE: Feb. 11, Frosty Valley Country Club, Danville. $50, credit card purchases add $5/ticket. Tickets on sale through box office or committee members. Includes hors d’oeuvres, open wine and beer bar, dessert, signature champagne drink (and non-alcoholic beverages). 21+. The Gerard Mayer band. Chippendales: No. 1 Male Revue in the World Jan. 13, 9 p.m., Genetti Hospitality Complex (77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre). For tickets, call 888.913.3377, or visit Chippendales.com.

Asbury United Methodist Church (720 Delaware St., Scranton, 570.343.1035) • Hoagie Sale: every third Thurs. $4, includes chips. Call to place orders, pick up church kitchen 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community Medical Center • Asthma Ski Day: Jan. 29, noon-5 p.m., Sno Mountain Ski Resort, Scranton. To register, call 570.969.8986.

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ACROSS 1 Rock band’s equipment 5 One of the Seven Dwarfs 8 Mr. Astaire 12 Ladyfingers dessert 14 Of planes and such 15 Huge 16 Bowling alley 17 Roman X 18 Aide 20 Extinct birds 23 Faction 24 Culture medium 25 Articulate 28 Morning moisture 29 Mel who voiced Bugs Bunny 30 Shock and 32 Study of wine (Var.) 34 Distort 35 Website info, for short 36 Cubic meter 37 Fujiyama’s island 40 Gentleman’s address 41 Jai 42 Famed World War II bomber 47 Describe 48 Manicurist’s need 49 Enemies 50 - Aviv 51 Protection (Var.)

DOWN 1 Consumed 2 60 sec. 3 Expert 4 Tailor, old-style 5 Singer Celine 6 Buckeyes’ sch. 7 Comfortably soft 8 “I’ve -, and I ...” 9 Harvest 10 Sea eagle 11 Active one 13 Sras., across the Pyrenees 19 Sch. goings-on 20 Old man 21 Curved molding 22 Sunrise 23 Hosiery woes 25 Speaking well 26 Birthday treat 27 Basin accessory 29 Mediocre 31 Ram’s mate 33 Cover a multitude 34 Fly low and attack 36 Ledge 37 50 percent 38 Hodgepodge 39 Appellation 40 Dirt 43 Scot’s denial 44 Showbiz job 45 “The Greatest” 46 Affirmative


Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/series of 4 classes. • Pottery & Sculpture Together: Jan. 13, 20, 27, Feb. 3, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4. $35. • Quilting for Kids: Wed., Jan. 11March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/ class. • Young at Art: Pottery for Preschoolers: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. • Young at Art: Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers: Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Open Studio: Jan. 16-17, 23-24, 30-31, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $50/series of 4 classes or $15/class. • Quilting for Everyone: Wed., Jan. 11-March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages. $6/class. No experience required, all materials provided. ❏ Adult Classes: • Decorative Painting: Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 15, 22, 29, March 14, 21, 28, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $20/class + cost of painting surface. Preregistration required, call.

• Pottery & Sculpture for Beginners: Jan. 12, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $60/4-class series. All materials supplied. ❏ Special Events: • Storyteller Fiona Powell: Jan. 21, 11 a.m. Powell sits at her spinning wheel and spins folk tales from around the world. Free and open for all ages. • Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania: Feb. 18, 11 a.m. Free. Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846. Ekklesia Christian Club/ Coffeehouse (Every Fri. night, year round, River of Life Fellowship Church Gym, 22 Outlet Rd., Lehman. Serving dinner 6 p.m., live Christian music 7-8:30 p.m., open mic 9 p.m. Free to public. unitybymusic.org, steve@unitybymusic.org) • Choose This Day: Jan.13, 7-8:45 p.m. Dinner menu available, starts 6 p.m. Info: 717.503.7363, curt.strunk@asmnet.com.

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A Festival of Choral Works by Zoltan Kodaly Jan. 22, 3 p.m., East Stroudsburg Methodist Church (87 S. Cortland St.); Jan. 29, 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Davis & St. Joseph Sts., Easton). Singing Boys of Pennsylvania, Keystone Girls Choir, Alumni Chorus, Soloists, Chamber Orchestra. Advance: $15/adults, $12/seniors, $10/ youth. Door: $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/youth. $8/groups of 10+. Info: 610.759.6002. Fresh Year, Fresh Start! Health & Wellness Fair Jan. 14, 1-5 p.m., Scranton High School (63 Munchak Way, Scranton). Free to the public. By ProActive Family Chiropractic, Scranton Running Co., Jaya Yoga. Health screenings, informational booths, educational handouts, children’s activities, demonstrations, giveaways. Info: 570.586.7762, proactivechiro@yahoo.com. Fly-Tying Workshop Jan. 14, 21, 9 “We have the same lawyer, and (Starr) goes, ‘Why don’t you sign with my company?’” Fletcher recalled. “So I signed with him because, I mean, the guy’s got 19 Grammys.” After about two and a half years in the making, the book came out Dec. 19 and is available on amazon.com and all Gallery of Sound locations. If there’s one lesson Fletcher wants readers to learn from “Comedy on the Road,” it would be persistence. “Never give up on your dreams,” he began. “Don’t listen to people who are jealous or negative — stay away from negative people. Work hard, listen to people who know what they’re talking about, people who have a proven track record, and just don’t give up. Work harder.” Despite being content about where he is now, there is one thing Fletcher would have done differently. “When I got out of college, I would’ve become a comic immediately because I would have had my own TV show by now,” he said. “I came close, I had a developmental deal with Fox, but after Sept. 11, that fell through. But I never gave up, I just never gave up.” W

a.m.-noon, Monroe County Environmental Education Center (Running Valley Road, Bartonsville, off Route 611). Instruction is free, $15 for materials. Lesson plans, recipes, step-bystep videos, more at scottcesariflytying.com. For info, to register, call Tom at 610.681.6307, visit BrodheadTU.org. Ice Festival Jan. 21, 10:30 a.m., Mall at Steamtown, Scranton. By Millennium Music Teachers’ Association, local chapter comprised of several music studios in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. Daylong event, performances from students, other local musical groups. Jim Thorpe events: • 18th Annual WinterFest Weekend: Feb. 18-19. Ice and wood carvers. Mug Walk, $10, visitors look for signs on participating shops to fill mugs with free cookies, soup, coffee, more. Kids under 12, pinata-busting, downtown train station, noon both days. Sat., 12:30-3:30 p.m., Faculty Brass; 8:30 p.m., Savoy Brown, Mauch Chunk Opera House, for tickets, call 570.325.0249 or visit MauchChunkOperaHouse.com. Sun., 5 p.m., The Allentown Band, Opera House. For info, call 325.5810, visit JimThorpe.org.

Lackawanna College events (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 570.955.1455) • Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: Feb. 23, 7 p.m. $25-$30, $15/students. Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719): • Christian Artist Barry Wilson Performs Negro Spirituals in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Jan. 16, 6-8 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free. Info: 674.6247, srichard@misericordia.edu. • Key Arts Productions’ “King’s Dream Performance:” Jan. 19, 8 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. Free to public. Multimedia tribute about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. • 21st Annual Diversity Institute Dinner: Feb. 16, 5:30 p.m., Dudrick, Muth and Huntzinger Rooms 216-218, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Keynote speaker Crystal Kuykendall, J.D., Ed.D. To register, call 674.1483. For info, visit misericordia.edu/ diversity. • “Gala Vocal Chamber Concert:” Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. $5/GA, $3/seniors, free/ Misericordia students w/ ID. Featuring D’Anna Fortunato. For tickets, call

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Former NEPA resident and comedian Artie Fletcher recently published ‘Comedy on the Road: As Seen Through a Comic’s Bloodshot Eyes.’ Artie Fletcher Gallery of Sound signings: Sat., Jan. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre); 4-7 p.m. (330 Laurel Mall Dr., Hazleton). Standup, Fri., Jan. 13, 9 p.m., King’s (49 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top), Joe Ohrin opens; Sat., Jan. 14, 9 p.m., Red Buzzard Pub (28th St./Route 940, Hazleton) Info: nycbadboy.com, books available at Gallery of Sound, amazon.com.

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ince becoming a comedian, Artie Fletcher’s career has taken him to several countries, more than 200 cities and almost every state. He’s been on TV, has a laundry list of people he’s opened for and hosts “The Artie Fletcher Show” on AM 820 in Tampa, Fla. The former Northeastern Pennsylvania resident can now add “author” to his resume with the recent release of “Comedy on the Road: As Seen Through a Comic’s Bloodshot Eyes.” “People just think when you start getting recognized from television and commercials, they’re like, ‘Oh my God, look at this guy.’ They don’t understand the struggle,” Fletcher said from his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. “They don’t understand the disappointments, what you sacrifice in getting there. Getting rejected constant-

ly, having agents and managers lie to you, they don’t get it. I’m very proud of the book.” Fletcher will celebrate the release of “Comedy on the Road” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13-14 with performances and book signings in Wilkes-Barre, Mountain Top and Hazleton. The book was ghostwritten by Dan Maduri, who is part of Fletcher’s radio show. “He’s incredible, incredible writer,” Fletcher shared. “So I would dictate. I wrote the book, I wrote the outline, I wrote the chapters … we would record them, and then he would ask me questions.” The idea for the book is one that Fletcher has been working on since 2000, when he had a deal with a publisher that went under following Sept. 11. It wasn’t until Maurice Starr stepped in that “Comedy on the Road” was able to come to fruition. Starr is best known for working with New Edition and New Kids on the Block in the ’80s.

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242) • Soup, Bake and Book Sale: Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Take outs only. $7/ quart. Soup of month: piggie soup. Pre-order appreciated, call Judi at 570.825.6914, Barry at 831.5593.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 35 box office, go to box office, Mercy Hall Room 226. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Auditions: Jan. 18, 25, 5-9 p.m., Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tunkhannock. Principal clarinet, clarinet III, bass clarinet, bassoon II, contrabassoon, violin I & II, viola, bass, percussion, substitutes. • Auditions for Assistant French Horn: Jan. 18, 5-9 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School; Jan. 25, 5-9 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School; Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tunkhannock Baptist Church. Call to schedule an audition. Noxen Volunteer Fire Company Breakfast Buffet Jan. 15, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., fire hall on Stull Road, Noxen. $7.50/adults, $4/kids under 12. The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959) • Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 9

Orchestra Festival Feb. 8-10, Northwest Area High School. Concert Feb. 10. Pocono Mountain Bible Conference (191 Clifton Beach Rd., Clifton Twp.) • Youth Retreat: Feb. 10-12.Theme is “Got It?” Speakers Wayne Morgan, Jason Castelli, performances by Transformed, LU, will entertain the campers for the weekend. $90. Ages 12-18 regardless of race, sex, religious affiliation. For info, call 570.842.9746, visit camppmbc.com. Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale.org) • 27th Annual NEPA Bach Festival: March 17-18 Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • 2012 Safe Haven Calendar now available. Send check for $16/each calendar, plus S& H charge of $2/1, $3/2, $4/3, $5/4 or more to: Safe Haven Calendar, RR1, Box 289-A, Effort, PA 18330. Proceeds help SH rescue, care for dogs from overcrowded and high kill shelters. • Adoption Day: Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Rte. 209, Brodheadsville). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior

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to adoption. • Volunteer Meeting: Jan. 17, 6:30 p.m., Cherry’s Restaurant (Rte 209, Kresgeville). Meet volunteers. Volunteers (adoption days, dog transport, fundraising, clerical help, home visits, more), fosters welcome. Spay/Neuter Discounts Available for Pitbulls during Jan.-Feb. Females: $75. Males: $50. Call 570.994.5846 to schedule. Sponsored by Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic. Dog/cat food to anyone who needs it. Stop by EPAA office, back of Rainbow Plaza, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville. St. Faustina’s Stuffed Chicken Breast Dinner Fundraiser Jan. 15, noon-3 p.m. (eat in or take out), St. Faustina’s alternate site (1030 S. Hanover St., Nanticoke). $8. Also includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, drink, dessert. For info, call 570.417.3878. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600)

• Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com.

St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith. • YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m. • Jesus of Nazareth-Holy Week Adult Education Series: Wed., Feb. 1-April 4 (except Feb. 22), 6:15 p.m. All are welcome to join community potluck supper, 6:15 p.m. Evening prayer, 5 p.m.; rosary, 5:15 p.m.; mass, 5:30 p.m. Welcome to arrive at any point.

Valley Lodge #499 Roast Beef Dinner Jan. 14, 4-7 p.m., St. John’s Lodge (Yatesville Road, Yatesville). $8/adults, $4/kids under 12.

Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., WilkesBarre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:308:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra

Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org) events: • Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111. Wilkes-Barre Barbershop Harmony Society events: • Singing Valentines: Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., will be delivered by quartets complete with songs, card, rose, candy. $50/surprise presentation. Call 570.709.3716 or 696.3385 Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • Launch of 2012 Luncheon Series: Jan. 11, 11:45 a.m., Purkey’s Pink Apple, Tunkhannock. Free to members,

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Vanderlyn’s Executive Chef John J. Hudak Jr. there, one was a chophouse. Where we would bring out a dessert tray, they would bring out a meat tray, and show you an 8-ounce filet, a 10-ounce, a 20ounce rib chop — it was a Fred Flintstone’s dream! Do you ever eat fast food? Sometimes, usually it’s late at night after I’ve worked umpteenth hours. Usually it’s a burger and fries, there’s never a bad time for a Frosty. Do you watch food-related TV? I watch the Food Network. It’s not exactly what a chef’s life is about, but it’s cool. I like watching “Chopped,” but they’re put in such a situation with such bizarre ingredients, it’s kind of unique. I watch food, but I like sports. How do you think you’d fare on a food show? It depends. “Iron Chef ” is kind of cool because there’s definitely more to that than you see in the 60 minutes, I’d love to see the behindthe-scenes on how much they know because in 10 minutes lapsed time, they already have 15 things going. It’s like, “How did you not know this?” Why become a chef? I just love to cook, it’s pretty simple. I was a typical kid who graduated high school and didn’t know what I wanted to do. My friends were going to college, so I thought I’d better go to (Luzerne

County Community College). At the time, there was a six-month program, and I learned that I was good at it, and that I enjoyed it, and I went on from there. It’s nice when you love what you do.

(Info: vanderlyns.com, 570.283.6260)

CALLING ALL DIVAS Bar Louis inside the Hotel Fauchere (401 Broad St., Milford) will host a “Women On Wednesdays Diva Night,” Jan. 11. The evening, hosted by Amy Ferris, features a $15 threecourse dinner special that includes a salad, farfalle with grilled kale and pesto, a croquet monsieur (housemade white ham and brioche with Swiss) or the weekly dinner special along with the patisserie dessert du jour. Visit hotelfauchere.com or call 409.1212 for info. WINE & DINE Le Sorelle Cucina inside Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono) is hosting a Gallo wine dinner Friday, Jan. 13. Cost is $65 per person; seatings are at 6 and 9 p.m. Call 877.682.4791 for reservations. W Send your food & drink news to nmascali@theweekender.com or call 570.831.7322.

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his week, I’m kicking off a new aspect of “Dish,” a segment called “In the kitchen with …,” which will give us an inside look at some of the chefs that make dining in Northeastern Pa. so dynamic. We’re starting off with John J. Hudak Jr., the executive chef at Vanderlyn’s (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston). The Dallas native opened the restaurant with his sister, Suzanne Rismondo, in October 2010, in the location formerly occupied by Kazimi’s. What’s the story behind the name? It’s named after my maternal grandfather, his name was Louis V. Ide, and the V stood for Vanderlyn — I always just thought it was a cool name. It’s non-descript, per se, and I thought it had class. What would you say your signature dish is? It’s hard to pinpoint just one; we do some things we call signatures, we have the Louis V, named after my grandfather, which are medallions of veal, prosciutto, golden sherry sauce, smoked mozzarella cheese … we have certain things on our menu page that we denote as “signature.” Why do you do the tableside Caesar salads? It’s something that was done by (Kazimi’s), and we carried it through. People like the idea that it’s being made tableside, they like the interaction with the wait staff, and our wait staff are trained to do that — even me if I have to in a pinch (laughs). What’s your most-used ingredient? Onions or some form of onion or garlic goes into a lot of things. Do you cook at home? I do — when I’m home. Three things always in your fridge: Milk, iced tea, wine. Favorite meal to eat: Traditionally, I just like a good steak. If I was to go out, I’ll try something different. Guilty food pleasure: Nothing particular, usually something sweet. You can’t trust a skinny chef (laughs). Favorite restaurant outside NEPA? I don’t get to travel too much, but I went to Chicago and went to some neat places out

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 36 $10/non-members. Attendance limited, one representative per company. To reserve, call 570.836.7755, emailRobin@wyccc.com. For info, visit wyccc.com.

HISTORY Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) • Looking for teams for 3rd Annual You Live Here You Should Know This Local History Quiz Show: Teams of 3. To apply send list of team members, organization affiliation, short bio for each person to: The Lackawanna Historical Society, Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, by Jan. 13. Lycoming County Historical Society Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.326.3326, www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum) • Doll exhibit: through Jan. 27. Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea) • Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7

adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register. Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815): • Children’s Art Start: Sat., through Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $80, supplies included. Sign up with friend, save $5.

Pre-registration encouraged. Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10. • Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart-artworks.com) • Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., noon-4 p.m. (3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique), $30/class payable monthly. Wed., 6-9 p.m. (student chooses length of time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs, $25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class payable monthly. • Children: Ages 9-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages 13+, Wed., 6-9 p.m., joins adult class, individuals select amount of time to participate. Portfolio prep instruction available for college bound students. Private lessons available. Back Mountain Martial Arts Center & Mountaintop Karate Center For info, call either location, Back Mountain (4 Carr Ave., 570.675.9535) or Mountaintop (312 S. Mountain Blvd., 466.6474): Visit Website at www.fudoshinkai1.com.

• Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Back Mountain): Tues., Wed., Thurs., 4:30-9 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Mountaintop Karate Center Mon., Weds., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. • Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Mountaintop): Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com). • Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info. Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152, www.dancecontours.com) • Adult classes: ballet, tap, lyrical, CardioSalsa, ballroom dance. • Children/teen classes: ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of dance blending basic Jazz Technique with styles of street dance, hip hop. • Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free. • Adult ballet: Sat. morn. Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com) • Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/

week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info. • Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info. • African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info. Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, 570.262.1778) Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons, self defense. Mon-Thurs., 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.

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ell, actually, they’re in Nevada, and you can’t have them yet. The Consumer Electronics Show is just getting under way in Las Vegas. CES, as it’s more commonly known, is a showcase of all the hottest electronics currently under development. Top electronics manufacturers from around the world show off all of their latest TVs, phones, tablets, computers and gadgets in general, and when vendors offer live streams from their booths, all gadget lovers can do is drool with envy over all of the thinner, lighter, cooler, more powerful things they can’t get their hands on. Among some of the highlights: A slew of new TVs from LG, a gaggle of cameras from Canon, and tablets, routers and laptops galore. There’s just one bit of dust on this

rosy picture of electronic intrepidity, and it’s a big one: Microsoft. Claiming that its development cycle is not compatible with the CES show, and noting that its releases are often drowned out by a cacophony of other vendors and products at CES, Microsoft has said this year will be its last as a participating vendor. And it’s not that it doesn’t have anything to talk about — Windows 8, Windows Phone 7.5, a new Xbox — say what you will about the mega corporation, it’s got things in the pipeline that people want to see. It also has a point. I may not be a grizzled, veteran reporter, but I’ve been keeping enough of an eye on the industry to know that a substantial portion of the most buzz-worthy products tend to disappear or just plain don’t generate any enthusiasm outside

the industry. So from Microsoft’s standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to rush its products or invest capital in the show when it can focus on other methods of marketing. And there’s a really simple reason that this is a good idea: Although CES is fairly glamorous, at the end of the day, it’s still a trade show — products are being reviewed and played with by industry people, and what is most impressive to them might fall flat with the consumer. Maybe Microsoft is going to use the Apple example: Why announce or show off products at a trade show when you can give your products the Steve Jobs treatment? W Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail him at ndelorenzo@timesleader.com.

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The frosty medley of Disney tales spans the years from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the first animated film from the company, to “Tangled,” the 50th, and also includes pieces from “The Lion King,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Peter Pan.” Sisters and producers Nicole and Juliette Feld will lead the production, a first for the company.

Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com.

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Tickets are $15.50-$55.50 and are available at the box office and through Ticketmaster. Show times are January 11-13, 7 p.m.; Jan. 14, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Jan. 15, 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Jan. 16, 1 p.m. Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com) • Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-onone lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4 sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs. wick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580) • MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info. • Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class. • Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for info.

Performing live at: Metro Bar & Grill, Dallas Highway - Friday, January 13 - 9:30PM-12:30AM Ardees, Falls by the Bridge - Saturday, January 14 - 9PM-1AM Lovelton Hotel, Mehoopany - Saturday, January 21 - 8PM-12AM Suzie’s, Birney Ave. Scranton- Saturday, February 25 - 8PM-11PM Old # 7, Country Lanes, Blue Shutter Road, Elmhurst - Saturday, February 4, 9PM-1AM

Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available. Learn Hapkido. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract. GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave.,

GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com) • Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group training, couples personal training available.

• Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results. • Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info. ∝ Gymboree Play and Music (570.208.2908, gymboreeclasses.com) • Open House/Free Preview Week: through Jan. 13. Call to register for a time.

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Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. • Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Preregistration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.

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• Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info.

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Jeff’s Bitch: We’re not exactly famous in Pennsylvania for having the greatest roads. In fact, we may win some kind of award for just the opposite, but we all learn to grin and endure. But when our own neighborhoods start getting ripped and shredded by the utility companies, that’s when I say “bullshit.” Case in point: If you live or drive in the Lee Park-Boland Avenue section of Hanover Twp., you know exactly what I’m talking about. A quiet little neighborhood is transformed into what appears to be a war zone. I happen to own property there, so I decided to investigate. The culprit this time is the water company laying down new lines. OK, fine. But here’s an idea: After you rip apart a smooth road and lay down pipes, how about freakin’ repairing the road? It looks like they threw down a couple shovels of blacktop and had a couple of guys jump up and down on it! It’s way beyond being bumpy, the gullies and lumps and dips in the road are so severe, you literally must hang on tightly to your steering wheel because the car gets pulled left and right like some out-of-control amusement park ride — and it’s been like this for weeks and weeks! Geez, if I wanted to ruin my suspension and frontend, I’d just drive up and down Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre all day. And it seems to happen all over the area, whether it’s a water-company or gas-company project. They are quick to rip up, but rarely return it the way they found it. I think the most frustrating thing about all of this is we are helpless. I contacted Hanover Twp. officials who said it’s the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission’s baby and was told essentially that they do

While seen often here in NEPA, this sight sure isn’t welcome, as Jeff can attest. what they want. Awesome. Thanks PUC! Another shining example of our government at work. Amanda’s Brag: I’ve been cheating on Facebook with Pinterest, and I’m not even sorry about it. While Facebook years back became an addiction for many of us — and the root of hundreds of wasted hours of our lives — I feel like I’ve broken the addiction with something thoughtprovoking that taps into my creative energy. Facebook is such an easy way to waste time, and there are so many ways to access the timewaster and mood killer. Home computer, work computer, smartphone, iPad — so many opportunities and ways to tap into the addiction of essentially stalking your friends and acquaintances. It’s a mindless waste of time, which led me to my affair with Facebook’s crafty and cute stepsister, Pinterest. I joined the site a

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 40 • Sweetheart Parties: Feb. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Activities include themed play on custom equipment, singing, dancing, making Valentines. Children 5 and under, adult must accompany each child. $15/members, $20/non-members. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Ballroom Lessons • Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings. • Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. • Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+. • Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org) ❏ Spring/Summer 2012 workshops: • Winnie the Pooh: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, starts Jan. 14. Ages 4-10. Performances in March. $250 + $50 admin fee.

• Once on this Island: Mon., Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., starts Feb. 20. Ages 9-16. Performances in May. $300 + $50 admin fee. • Footloose: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts March 4. Ages 12-18. Performances in June. $300, $50 admin fee. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, Thurs., 6:30-8:30 p.m. (get start date at registration). $72/members, $80/nonmembers, $60/seniors. Materials list will be provided. • Acrylic Painting: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, Mon., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (get start date at

registration). $110/member, $120/nonmembers, $90/seniors. Materials list will be provided. ❏ Adult Classes • Watercolor Painting: Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No previous drawing ability required. $72/member, $80/non-member, $60/seniors. Materials list. • Basic Drawing: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $89/ non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list. Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day, evening classes for men, women, children. Ongoing classes 6 days/week. Covers sport, combat, self-defense aspects of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit gracienepa.com or call 570.347.1107. Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, ShauijiaoChinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898. Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) Specializing in traditional Chinese

Martial Arts as taught in The Central Guoshu Institute. • Instruction in classical Shaolin styles: Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung Fu & Yang Style Tai-Chi. 2 classes/week, $75/month. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087. • Children’s classes now forming, Sat., 11 a.m.$50/month. For info, call 570.249.1087. • Classes now forming for traditional Yang Style Tai-Chi:Taiji Qigong, Taiji Sequence, Taiji Stationary Pushing Hands, Taiji weapons, more. For info, contact Master Mark Seidel 570.249.1087. Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com) • MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per child. Call or e-mail to register.

Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061) • Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more. Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info. • “Creating Ceramic Tiles:” Guest Artist Series Program Lecture with Sandie Trocki, Jan. 13, 8-9 p.m., free. Artists’ Workshop, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m., $20/members, $30/non-members. Both Wyoming Valley Art League Grand Gallery (Rr. 132 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). Info: 570.829.4139, wyomingvalleyartleague.org.

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Women’s Self-Defense Seminar Jan. 21, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Mountain Top Karate Center (40 Willoweby Road, Mountain Top). Info: 570.574.3068.

Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Classes: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates.

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'Artist' gives DGA Awards a first By Susan King

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OS ANGELES — There’s only one newcomer to the feature-film nominees announced Monday, Jan. 9 for the 64th annual DGA Awards: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist.” Not only is it the 44-year-old French filmmaker’s first nomination from the Directors Guild of America, it also is the first time that the guild has nominated a silent film in the feature category. Earning his fifth DGA nomination is Woody Allen, 76, for the comedy “Midnight in Paris.” He won the top DGA Award 34 years ago for “Annie Hall.” He was also nominated for 1979’s “Manhattan,” 1986’s “Hannah and Her Sisters” and 1989’s “Crime and Misdemeanors.” He also earned a DGA Lifetime Achievement honor in 1996. David Fincher, 49, picked up his third DGA feature nomi-

nation for the thriller “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” He earned his first feature nod three years ago for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and last year for “The Social Network.” He won the DGA Commercial Award in 2003 and was also nominated in that category four years ago. Alexander Payne, 50, earned his second DGA feature nomination for the family drama “The Descendants.” He was previously nominated for 2004’s “Sidewalks.” Last week, Payne received a Writers Guild of America nomination for the script of “The Descendants.” Rounding out the five nominees is Martin Scorsese, 69, for his valentine to the movies, “Hugo.” He won the DGA Award for feature films five years ago for “The Departed” and in the TV category last year for “Boardwalk Empire.” “Hugo” marks his ninth DGA Award nomination. In 1999, he was given the Filmmaker Award at the first DGA honors gala and was the recipient

Michel Hazanavicius, writer/director of ‘The Artist’ at a November screening. Earlier this week, Hazanavicius garnered his first DGA Award nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for ‘The Artist.’ disagreed on a year’s best direcNotably missing from the list of the Lifetime Achievement of nominees are Steven Spielberg tor of a feature film. The last Award in 2003. time was nine years ago when for “War Horse” and Terrence “I am honored to have been Rob Marshall won the DGA for Malick for “The Tree of Life.” recognized by my peers for my Malick won the National Society “Chicago” and Roman Polanski work on ‘Hugo,’” Scorsese said received the Academy Award for of Film Critics Award for his in a statement. “It means a great “The Pianist.” direction Saturday. deal to me to have the respect of The DGA Awards will be The DGA Awards are considmy peers. The fact that our pichanded out Saturday, Jan. 28 at ered one of the most reliable ture honors the work of Georges the Grand Ballroom at Hollybellwethers for the Best Director Melies, one of the inventors of wood & Highland. Kelsey GramOscar: Only six times have the cinema and an artistic forefather mer will be the host. guild and the Academy of Moto us all, makes the nomination W tion Picture Arts and Sciences all the more meaningful.”


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 42 Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • PrivateYoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boule-

vard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com) All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion. Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 1: Jan. 11-Feb. 15. Series 2: Jan. 22-March 28. $60/series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring mat or beach towel. • Kundalini Yoga: Jan. 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 16+. $60/ series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring yoga mat and blanket. Exhale Yoga Studio (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort, behind Beer Deli in the “big brick building,” 570.301.3225) • Free style Vinyasa: Tues., 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Thurs., 2-3:15 p.m., Fri.,

6-7:15 p.m. All levels, breathing, aromatherapy, guided meditations. $10/class. Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net) • Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. Self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/ month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave.,

Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com) • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation.

570.287.3400, melthotyogastudio.com) • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes) • Tues., Thurs., 4 p.m. (one hour) • Sat., Sun., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. (90 minutes)

Leverage Performance Training Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.388.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com) • Morning Wake-up Workout: Full body metabolic workout. Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m. • Primal Scream Classes, Tabata Circuit Training: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m. All classes free to members, $10 non-members.

Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665) • Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info.

Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804) • Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Meditation/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 Terrace Dr., Eynon). Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info. Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville,

NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Wirred: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. $5. • Yoga: Thurs. 7 p.m. $10. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register. Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome.

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Beat winter naturally

Thrive Wellness Center in Kingston offers a wide range of products catering to natural healing methods.

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as well. If you’re stuffing your face with cookies, chips and burgers, then you probably won’t feel so great. Eating less meat and more fruits, grains and vegetables can help you feel better and help the environment. Eating meat contributes heavily to global warming because raising animals for food on factory farms produces high amounts of greenhouse emissions. You should also avoid soda and maybe introduce new things into your diet like lentils or even quinoa (a grain seed that is high in protein). Aromatherapy is a great way to boost energy and beat those winter blues and can be used in a variety of ways. NEPA has so many different places you can go to pick up aromatherapy products. Thrive Wellness Center (647 Wyoming Ave., Kingston) offers a variety of products and services that focus on healing the body physically, emotionally and spiritually. If you’re unfamiliar with the services and products, Thrive’s staff will happily educate you along the way. It’s a great place to get started and to lift yourself up out of your winter slump. Only a few more months of winter left, so keep your energy up! W

• ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com) ❏ Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/cancellations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com • Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. • Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mats & props available. Student/ package discounts available. Bring friend to first class, get two for price of one. Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Mon.: Advanced, 6 p.m.; tai chi with Blake Wheeler 7:30-8:45 p.m., Thurs., 8:45-10 p.m., $45/month, on class/ week, $65/month, two classes/week. Contact Blake at 434.989.1045 or blakewhlr@yahoo.com for info. • Tues.: Beginner, 10 a.m.; Open Level, noon; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced 7:30 p.m. • Thurs.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Beg./ Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Advanced, 6 p.m. • Sat.: Beg./Intermediate, 10 a.m.; Intermediate, noon. • Sun.: Intermediate, noon; Candle-lit Open Level, 6 p.m. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info. Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) ❏ Jan. Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $10. Just drop in. Check web calendar for weather cancellations. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam, mantra. $10. Just drop in. Check web calendar for weather cancellations. Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531)

So much for the ‘last time’

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld will perform Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). Seinfeld had originally been booked for one show, but added a second performance due to popular demand. Known for his material relating to the little things in life and a self-titled, iconic television show, Seinfeld has been dubbed “the master stand-up comic of his generation” in a Washington Post article by Tom Shales. Tickets for the 7 p.m. performance are limited. Tickets for both times are $65-$80, available through Ticketmaster. For more info, call the venue at 570.826.1100, or visit jerryseinfeld.com or kirbycenter.org. • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/ equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details. Studio Brick (118 Walnut St., Danville, 570.275.3240) • All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core

Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020. White Dragon Internal

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t’s hard to believe that it’s already 2012, and the holidays are over. It’s cold, and it’s January, and sadly, it always seems like there isn’t a whole lot going on around this time of year. By the middle of the afternoon, you probably find yourself slumped over your desk or wherever you are and forcing yourself to stay awake. This year, instead of grabbing an energy drink or coffee, try a natural way to revive your winter energy funk. I know it’s easier said than done, but instead of your everyday afternoon coffee, try switching to green tea. Green tea is rich in powerful antioxidants that boost your immune system and will keep you feeling healthy. It’s also known to act as a stress-reliever, which is great for the winter blues. And if you’re looking to lose a few pounds for the New Year, tea contains no carbohydrates, fats or proteins, unlike coffee. Tea companies are also much more involved with ecofriendly and fair-trade processes. Because tea weighs so much less than coffee, less fossil fuel is required to ship and export it around the world, making it much more green. The food you eat plays a big part in how you feel each day

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omedian, actor, director, marketing rep, the list goes on and on. Greg Korin, a Montana native but Pennsylvania resident for two decades, is busy in the local community scene as well as at his full-time place of employment, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. With a love for acting and a desire to make people laugh, Greg is also a viral-video sensation thanks to his “Heynabonics” YouTube video. And just this week, he shot a pilot called “The Sporting Life” for Comedy Central, which he described to us as “‘MASH’ meets ‘Caddyshack.’” Though Greg will be leaving NEPA for Las Vegas later this winter, he’ll always be a sure bet when you want to crack up, so let’s learn a little bit more about this funnyman. Community involvement: Actor/director/producer in local community theater and independent films, improv comic — just call me King O’ Funny. Hobbies: Hobbies? Who has time for hobbies? See above. Favorite quote: “Don’t try to be a great man, just be a man. Others will decide.” Claim to fame: This little YouTube video that a couple two-tree people have seen. You might have heard of it: “Heynabonics.” Someone even recognized me in Las Vegas for it … Favorite thing about the area: The amount of opportunities I’ve had to do so many different and wonderful things. Believe me, they are out there. I moved here 20 years ago from Montana, there are no opportunities there to do anything. I’m really glad I relocated here, and I’m grateful to everyone for allowing me to do foolish things. And some really cool things, too. Favorite movie: I keep telling people it’s the original “Godfather,” probably the best American movie of the last 50 years, but I keep putting “Blazing Saddles” into the DVD player when I have downtime … One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m a woman. One thing I’ve always wanted to do: Go into outer space — but most people say I’m already there. What I wanted to be when I grew up: From the time I was 5 years old, I’ve wanted to be an actor, and I’ve wanted to make people laugh. I’ve been doing that since 1971 — I may grow older, but I’ll never grow up. Current passion: I always have a passion for my craft, the theater. I’m always thinking of shows I could do, short movies, etc., but lately my grandchildren have been taking up my time. I have two wonderful grandchildren, Bob is 5 and Ashlynn just turned 1. I adore them both and dote on them constantly.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 45 Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginnersadvanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • SilverSneakers: Eligibility based on Medicare plans. Geisinger Gold, Blue Cross, HOP, Highmark, AARP Medicare Supplement. Call for info. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m. Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

OUTSIDE Lackawanna Audubon Society • Annual Membership Meeting: Jan. 15, 2:30 p.m., Anthracite Museum. Info, to bring photos to show: 570.586.8343. • Delaware River Eagle Watch: Jan. 21, meet I-84 rest stop, 8:30 a.m. or Milford Beach, 9 a.m. Info: 570.586.5156. • Eagle Watch Snow Date: Jan. 28

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Lackawanna State Park (To register go to www.visitPAparks.com, click calendar of events, then Lackawanna) • Stories in the Snow-The Tales Tracks Can Tell: Jan. 21, 1-4 p.m., Environmental Learning Center at Lackawanna State Park. Discover what it’s like to walk in the “paws” of another animal and discover the fascinating stories they have to tell. Free, registration required. Go online or call 570.945.7110. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Junior Bird Club: Eagle Watching: Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet Park Office. Ages 9+. Dress warmly, bring lunch, drink, snacks. One-time mate-

rials fee of $5 for new members. Registration required, call. • Snowshoe Stroll Along the Lehigh: Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-noon, meet Union Pacific Caboose at White Haven Shopping Center. If not enough snow, hike. Bring snowshoes or reserve when registering. Registration required, call. Northeastern PA Chapter of the Sierra Club • Cross-Country Ski Bruce Lake Natural Area at the Promised Land State Park: Jan. 15, meet at Dunmore Y, 10 a.m. Free. 4 mile total out/back in 3 hours. Moderate rolling terrainhike if no snow. Call Dave at 570.388.2338 for info. • X-Country Ski at Lackawanna State Park: Jan. 29, meet 10 a.m., first parking area off Lake View Dr. (the park’s main road) after you turn into main entrance of park off PA 407. Free. 2.5 miles total, 3 hours. Some upward grades, mostly flat skiinghike only if no snow. Call Dave Byman at 570.586.1930 for info.

SOCIAL GROUPS Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762. Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331) • Sponsorship: Become host of a monthly General Membership Meeting. Call or e-mail danielle@bianepa.com for details. • Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331. • Annual Installation Dinner: Jan. 21, The Waterfront, Plains. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome. NEPA Networkers, A LinkedIn community • Winter Mixer: Jan. 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station

(700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $15 includes light snacks, cash bar. RSVP to linkd.in/sEFMVh The NEPA Rainbow Alliance (www.gaynepa.com) • As part of the NEPA SafeZone Project, the NEPA RA is creating an “It Gets Better” video. Set to launch in Jan., the video features local representatives from the LGBT community, allies and more offering words of encouragement. To be a sponsor, e-mail itgetsbetter@gaynepa.com; to be in the video, visit gaynepa.com for details/application.

sorry mom & dad By Justin Brown

Weekender Correspondent

Chelsea was there

Oakwood Terrace’s Support Group Meetings third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic). Call for directions/info, 570.451.3171 ext. 116. Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/ meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. Scranton Tomorrow (scrantontomorrow.com, The Tripp House, 1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton) • Winter in the City: Jan. 13, Feb. 10, 5:30-8 p.m. at Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton), featuring music by 2 for the Road, Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, food from 30+ local restaurants, beverages, more. $15 per person. Call 963.1575 for info. St Joseph’s Senior Social Club • Meeting: Jan. 19, 2 p.m., St. Rocco’s school auditorium (Oak St., Pittston). Bingo, card games. Refreshments. Trips are planned for the coming year. New members always welcome. Call 570.654.2967. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info. Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA providing monthly meetings, field trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnetwork.webs.com or contact Julie Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com for info. W - compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375

Justin chats via satellite with Laura Prepon and Chelsea Handler on ‘PA Live.’ Below, a promo for the stars’ new NBC show, ‘Are You There, Chelsea?’

Are you there, Chelsea?” I asked the edgy comedian if she could hear me as I was about to interview her and Laura Prepon via satellite. A few years earlier, I dreamt of having the opportunity to speak with the late-night hostess while in Japan competing on the ridiculous ABC reality series “I Survived A Japanese Game Show.” One night, someone from the cast asked everyone what they hoped to get out of doing the show. “I want to be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ next,” shared the show’s token black guy. “Please. This show is so stupid,” I mercilessly pointed out. “There’s no way we’re going to get famous from it. I just want the money to pay my college expenses.” “Well if you could get something out of it, what would you want?” asked the token soccer mom with sass. “I’d want to be on ‘Chelsea Lately,’” I answered for the sake of the argument. The more I went stir crazy from making my way through obstacle courses every day in a foreign country for two months, the more I started thinking I might have a chance, even if it were out of pity for knowing I was on such a deplorable show.

Since I had a copy of her bestseller, “Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea,” by my side in Japan, I started carrying the book around during important moments in the show that I figured would be hard to edit out, such as discussions on who to put into elimination, hoping it would get the attention of Chelsea’s handlers. Instead of my initiative getting me on “Chelsea Lately,” it got me put on timeout from the producers, which only gave me less airtime. Now the book that served as my partner in crime in Japan is a new NBC sitcom called “Are You There, Chelsea?” starring Handler and Prepon; it airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. Earlier this week, I was given the chance to interview them both for my segment on “PA Live.” “Are you there, Chelsea?” I asked via satellite. Oh, she was there, eventually asking me on daytime TV if I have a lot of sex! How did I respond? Tune in to my interview airing in two parts Wednesday and Friday at 4 p.m. on WBRE! W


POETIC

Kallianiotis: through Jan. 28.

Anthology Books (515 Center St., Scranton, above Outrageous, 570.341.1443, scranthology@gmail.com) All events free, unless otherwise noted. ❏ Writing Groups • Open writers group: Sat., noon led by KK Gordon and Leslee Clapp. Bring piece of original writing to discuss and critique.

ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net) • “Altered State?” Juried Exhibition: Jan. 14-Feb. 26. Opening reception Jan. 14, 4-7p.m. 59 works by 43 artists. • High School Juried Exhibition: March 11-25. Opening reception, March 11, 1-3 p.m.

Barnes & Noble WilkesKing’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700) ❏ Monthly Book Clubs, all 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Teens: third Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 14-18. • New Age: last Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • “The Slug Club,” an all-ages club about Harry Potter: first Wed., 6:307:30 p.m., led by Charles Moore. Costumes encouraged, not required. ❏ Children’s Events: • Young Readers Monthly Activity Night: first Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 8-12. • American Girl Doll Give-A-Way: first Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Weekly Sat. morning story time, 11 a.m.-noon. Cloak and Dragon Bookstore (12 E. Main St., Bloomsburg) • Author Chloe Lantzy Book Signing: Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m. Resident of Dushore and author of “Cat Eyes: True Stories of Eleven Rescued Cats.” • Author G.R. Westover Book Signing: Jan. 21, 1-3 p.m. Resident of Orangeville and author of “The Fireplace: Where Usual and Unusual Things Happen.”

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Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 7 p.m. New members always welcome. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Writer’s critique group: Sat., noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples. Free and open to public, donations encouraged. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. • Sally Wiener Grotta & Niko J.

ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com) Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 11a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. • “A Visual Feast:” through Jan. 27. Works from Verve Vertu artists. Talents, special visions of Wed. night painters. Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012 & 2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details. • “Excavation” Photographs by Gary Cawood: through Jan. 31. Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) • “Journeyman:” through Feb. 26. Work by Ka-son Reeves. • “Reflections:” through Feb. 26. Work by Bud LaRosa. MacDonald Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1-5 p.m. • “Winslow Homer: Woodcut Prints,” and display of recent paintings by Pennsylvania artist Michael Molnar: Jan. 21-Feb. 11. Opening reception Jan. 21, 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with Pauly Friedman Art Gallery’s “Edward Hopper: Early Impressions.” Mahady Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.

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Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register. • Book Jacket Redesign ContestPart of Wyoming County Reads 2012: One County, One Book, One Play: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey. Entries must be submitted to Tunkhannock Public Library by Jan. 27. 8 1/2” x 11” paper, any medium. Prizes. Call for info. ❏ Wyoming County Reads-One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Tunkhannock Public Library, free) • Literary Analysis Through Plot, Character, Setting & Conflict: Feb. 1, 7 p.m. • R. P. MacMurphy-Hero, Rebel,

Christ Figure or Madman: Feb. 8, 7 p.m. • Psychological Insights-Treatment of Mental Illness Yesterday & Today: Feb. 15, 7 p.m. • Kesey’s Themes-Liberation, Reality, Reformation: Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

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SPEAK & SEE, FROM PAGE 49 • 2012 Northeast PA Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition: Jan. 21-Feb. 12. Award-winning work by junior, high school students. Awards presentation Jan. 21, 1 p.m.

Firemen are just one of the costumes the Chippendales have up their sleeves for their Wilkes-Barre performance.

'Most-wanted men' to ignite W-B By Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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here are many reasons a man becomes a Chippendale. He could be looking for a new, more exciting career, for one. He could also be looking to travel the country — and the world — or he could just want to work for an immensely successful international company. But for Kevin Cornell, he was just listening to his mom. “She went to go see one of the shows, and she was really impressed by what it was,” Cornell recalls during a phone call from his Las Vegas home. “She came home and was just bothering the hell out of me. ‘Kevin, Kevin, Kevin, you’ve got to be a Chippendale!’ “I told her she was crazy, because I think like a lot of people, I had a preconceived notion of what (Chippendales) was,” Cornell continues. “She just wouldn’t stop bothering me, and I said, ‘Alright, I’ll go to one audition. If I make it, cool. If I don’t, don’t ever bring it up again.’” But Cornell did make the cut, and now, eight years later, the former bartender is a lead Chip-

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the wardrobe section is, and people are like, ‘Why do you need wardrobe? It’s just Gstrings,’” Cornell says. “We have more wardrobe than Madonna and Britney Spears; they change clothes like three times a show — we’re constantly changing all the time.” While the job of a Chippendale is to whip his audience up into a frenzy, the screaming ladies aren’t the only ones who end up feeling adrenalized. “I’m pretty wound up after the show,” Cornell shares. “I’m always Lead Chippendale Kevin Cornell ready to party, and it’s had the November slot in the not easy to just go back troupe’s 2011 calendar. to the hotel room and just fall asleep. We usually end up having some kind of pendale. Cornell and his agile, after party or what have you.” able-bodied cohorts will invade Touring six to eight months a Wilkes-Barre Friday, Jan. 13 with year can be rough, but Cornell, a performance at Genetti’s. who is currently single, does These “most-wanted men,” enjoy coming back home for according to “The Insider” on some downtime. “Entertainment Tonight,” have “Usually, I try to get acquaintbeen riling up women across the ed with my couch because I don’t globe since 1978. For the past get to see it very often,” he says seven years, Chippendales calls with a laugh. “I get home, and its custom-built, $10 million I’m able to work out and cook theater inside the Rio All-Suite for myself and see my friends Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas back here in Vegas and things home. like that.” On stage, the cast acts out W many fantasies for those in attendance via striptease costumes like cowboys, doctors, firemen Chippendales, Fri., Jan. 13, 9 and the troupe’s classic uniform: p.m., Genetti’s (77 E. Market A bow tie and shirt cuffs sans St., Wilkes-Barre) Tickets: $30 shirts. via Chippendales.com, “It’s funny, when we’re on the 888.913.3377 road, we’re always asking where

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. • “Art in an Instant:” through Jan. 27. World traveling Polaroid exhibit. • Matthew Mroz: through Jan. 27. Glass, metal and mixed media sculpture by a Keystone College alumni. 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.• “Edward Hopper: Early Impressions:” Jan. 21-Feb. 11. Opening reception Jan. 21, 5-8 p.m., in conjunction with MacDonald Art Gallery’s “Winslow Homer: Woodcut Prints” and Michael Molnar’s work. Collection of Hopper’s early works in charcoal, pen and ink, pencil and graphite. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Town Hall Meeting: Jan. 18, 5:307:30 p.m. Gallery talk by John Kopp, curator of the “Altered State?” Juried Exhibition on display in ARTSPACE and Studio Galleries. RSVP by Jan. 13 by calling or e-mailing debbie@poconoarts.org. Pocono Mountains Art Group (610.381.6188, pawatercolorartist@yahoo.com) • 5th Annual West End Winter Art Festival: Jan. 21, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Western Pocono Community Library (Pilgrim Way, just off Route 115, Brodheadsville). Variety of styles and mediums, varied artists. 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. • “Colors of the Season Exhibit:” Jan. 13-Feb. 23. Opening reception Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m. Features landscape paintings by Earl W. Lehman, Jack Puhl, Bill Teitsworth, Brooke Wandall, Mark T. Malak, Wes Bulla. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center) Gallery hours: Daily, noon-4:30 p.m. • “Let Children Be Children: Lewis Wickes Hine’s Crusade Against Child Labor:” Jan. 16-March 11. Organized by George Eastman House. Presentation by Professor Robert Wolensky, “The Anthracite Mining Industry in Northeastern Pennsylvania During the Lewis Hine Years,” Jan. 17, 7 p.m., Stark Learning Center room 166, Wilkes University. Part of Mining History week activities. Wayne County Arts Alliance (waynecountyartsalliance.org, 570.253.6850) ❏ Sunday Night Cinema: “Reel Times: Films of History and Imagination,” through March 4. $5/person. 570.390.4420. • “Persepolis:” Jan. 15, 8:15 p.m., Cinema 6 Theater (Route 6 Mall, Honesdale). 2007 animated feature based on an autobiographical graphic novel by the Iranian-born writer Marjane Satrapi. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, WilkesBarre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. • “Small Side of Life:” through Feb. 23. Artist discussion Jan. 20, 6-8 p.m. Scenic landscapes, wildlife, macro photographs by Crystal Wightman of Swoyersville. Info: kings.edu, crystalwightman.com. W -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.


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Bob and Linda Montville of Plains Twp. Bob Montville says his Camaro is a “frameoff restoration” with DSE suspension, a Tremec 5-speed transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear. He says it produces 700 horsepower and 650 ft./lbs. of torque. “The car was designed and built to look like a 1969 Camaro, handle like a new Corvette and have unbelievable power. When you drive the car it’s easy to see that all was accomplished.” W

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Janelle demonstrates some of the good fashion trends PHOTO BY MAUREEN LUNDSTRUM from the 1980s.

'80s inspirations

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'If we eat well, we cook well'

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rom legwarmers to Madonna’s cone bra, the 1980s did give us some strange trends that I’m glad didn’t stick. But certain styles are still trendy and fun to this day. From head to toe, this is how to pay homage to the decade. Combat boots were particularly popular, especially Dr. Martens. You’d often find a pair of ripped-up tights paired with Converse if you’re going for the ’80s punk-rock look. For a more preppy appearance, Keds were all the rage. Many of these items most people still consider a staple in any wardrobe to this day. While most people shudder when hearing the words “acidwash denim,” the ’80s were all for it, and when worn right, it can add just the right thing to an outfit, especially in high-waisted shorts or jeans. Be careful though, while the ’80s would often do denim on denim with different washes, that’s a style

that should have stayed behind. Another huge trend was plaid or horizontal stripes — the ’80s were all about loud and obnoxious prints. Obviously, the best way to stay authentically ’80s is to shop thrift stores for one-of-a-kind pieces from that decade. To this day, though many designers still look to the ’80s for inspiration, just like style icons Debbie Harry and Joan Jett still inspire female artists today. It’s easier than you might think to find clothes that were inspired by the decade. In fashion, it seems they love to say “the ’80s are back,” but in my opinion, they never actually left and won’t be long gone for awhile. While the prints may be bold, the hairstyles obnoxious and the styles a little zany, the ’80s were a fun decade for fashion — and having fun with fashion is a look that will always be classic to me. W

hat happens beyond the swinging doors that lead into a restaurant’s kitchen isn’t always the infernal scullery you see on reality TV. Sure, plates get dropped, stockpots get banged around, kitchen crews shout above the din and temperatures rise as the evening’s service hits its peak. Happens in any kitchen (even yours or mine) as the clock ticks toward dinner. What helps many top restaurants keep their kitchen crews cool and in sync when working in high gear? They sit down together before dinner service for a meal, often simple comfort foods, prepared by staff. Beyond nourishment, the meal builds a camaraderie that can survive day-to-day mini-uproars. Two recent books vouch for the value in preparing and eating a meal together: “Off the Menu: Staff Meals From America’s Top Restaurants,” by Marissa Guggiana and “The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adria.” “At its core, it is a time for the health of the staff to develop,” writes Guggiana. “Like dinner for many families, it is the only time that everyone is together in an unstructured way.” At El Bulli, chef Adria’s culinary temple in Roses, Spain, the daily supper was dubbed the “family meal,” because the 75 staff members are like family. “It’s an important moment when everyone sits down together to eat,” he writes. “We believe that if we eat well, we cook well.” How a staff meal comes together often reflects a restaurant’s character and style. Some let staff create feasts from items culled from the pantry. Some plan meals in great detail. Some meals are simple, yet fabulous. Some not so much. And sometimes staff order out. Adria and a head chef at El Bulli (now closed, but reopening in 2014 as a culinary think tank) meticulously planned “everyday varied and inexpensive meals” of an appetizer, entree and dessert, working from 100 or so favorite recipes,

“Off the Menu: Staff Meals From America’s Top Restaurants,” above, and “The Family Meal: Home Cooking With Ferran Adria,” right, tout the importance of preparing and eating a meal together. ranging from duck with chimichurri sauce to cheeseburgers with potato chips (commercial chips, by the way). Several times a year, large batches of stocks and sauces (say, bolognese) were prepared then frozen in meal-size portions. Leftovers were used, frozen peas welcomed. And, Adria notes, “Like any savvy cook, overripe or leftover fruit goes into sorbets or fruit sauces.” Perhaps, suggests Guggiana, some restaurant staff meals are not unlike Tuesday night family suppers, where ingredient availability, time limitations and seasonality all come into play. In some kitchens, it’s a testing ground: “If you can’t throw together a meal for your peers from the contents of the pantry, then you’re not truly a chef.” She toted a camera and laptop to 51 restaurants, from Abattoir (skillet-fried rice in Atlanta) and AOC (cabbage salad in Los Angeles) to Woodberry Kitchen (ricotta pancakes in Baltimore) and Zingerman’s Roadhouse (cheddar ale soup in Ann Arbor, Mich.). Her focus?

Farm-to-table restaurants and “places that have a reputation for having great staff meals or places I knew had really happy staffs,” she says, during a phone chat from her Berkeley, Calif., home. “In most places, the staff gets to make the staff meal. And in a restaurant where that’s valued — where it’s, ‘Hey, why don’t you make something delicious out of what’s in the walk-in?’ — that makes people happy. “There’s a subtle, cumulative bonding that happens over time,” Guggiana says. “It’s not just the eating, but the getting to do something fun and creative and making it.” The principle applies at home, too, Guggiana says: “People value things more when they’ve made a contribution — at home and in the restaurant kitchen.” W


By Caeriel Crestin

Weekender Correspondent CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You’re standing on a diving board in front of a pool. It’s the only way in, so you’ve got two choices: Dive into the deep end, or don’t get in at all. It’s really too bad you can’t just get your feet wet and check out what the water’s like before you’re in a sink-or-swim situation. Since you can’t, you’ll have to do your best to figure out what’s best and whether or not to take the leap at all from up here. Never fear, if you can’t decide, wait a week or two — someone else will decide for you, and your new dilemma will be how to live with whatever they chose. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Getting other people to shoulder the responsibilities you think should be theirs is a thankless job — and thankfully not yours. You may believe it’s your duty to convince someone else to step up and take on obligations, but it’s really not. That’d just piss them off, anyway. Whether you’re a parent, friend, lover or coworker, at some point you need to trust others to do what they’re supposed to do, and stand aside and let them pay the consequences if they fail. Sparing them that harsh lesson isn’t a kindness — so spare yourself the hassle. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You don’t need to be defined by your past, but being influenced by it is important. Trying to reject or hide where you’ve come from is depriving yourself of a source of power and self-knowledge, and is also almost like telling a lie. That doesn’t mean you need to inform everyone you meet about painful or embarrassing chapters you’ve suffered — but certainly those you’re closest to should know. Suffering creates character and beauty, and is also an integral part of being human and alive. This week, focus on owning yours in a way you never have before.

rather than provide the answers now, while flipping out, don’t you agree? TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) This week, steel yourself against guilt trips, because you’re likely to experience more than one. They’re probably not even intentional — which makes them more effective. However, your boundaries should remain firm, no matter how difficult it is. You’re not truly obligated here, no matter what they say. This is a great time to employ that infamous bullheaded stubbornness of yours. Of course, there’s no need to be mean about it — that’s only likely to make you feel even guiltier and succumb to their efforts. Find a gentle, kind, yet firm way to say, “Thanks, but no thanks.” GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Trying too hard is a reliable way to make sure people don’t like you much. Making a good impression is mostly about being yourself, so chill! Take a deep breath, exercise your excellent humor and listen a lot. Be real, even if that means admitting to being nervous or feeling weird. You’re charming and likeable — except when you’re trying hard to be. Since you’re wonderful quite naturally, you don’t need to make any real effort besides being present and giving a shit. After that, just try to, you know, have fun. The rest will take care of itself. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Don’t sweat the small stuff. What’s missing here is perspective — something that’s often difficult for you Cancers to

get. You’re bobbing in the ocean, and when those big waves of emotion come, it’s very hard to see the horizon. Wait until the wave’s passed, and you can see far into the distance before you make your move (or any decisions). Reacting right in the moment, just because of the urgency of this huge wall of emotion crashing over your head, is completely understandable — but it’ll almost certainly come off as (and be) overreacting. Don’t do it. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) If you were a dog, you might very well be the kind to turn your nose up at table scraps. However, if someone put those table scraps on a silver platter and gussied them up a bit with some garnishes and a gourmet sauce, you might feel differently. That’s your pride getting in the way. It’s not the nature of the things you receive that you have a problem with, it’s how they’re offered. If it doesn’t fit in with your ego, you might very well pass up something you actually really want or even need. That seems sort of silly, missing out on something great just because it’s not packaged exactly how you imagined it — doesn’t it? VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) We shut people out for all sorts of reasons, and usually think that once that door’s closed, we’ll never open it again, no matter how much someone on the other side might knock or beg. But given enough time, there may be good reason to let someone back into your life. That doesn’t mean you need to open the door

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Humor people. It’s not as big a deal for you, either way, as it is for them, so just do what they want you to do. Sure, it’s a drag, and there’s a line you might not want to cross, but you’re not even close to that line right now. In the name of being the peacemaker and diplomat you’re supposed to be, just suck it up and cheerfully do the stuff they want. The good karma you reap may not come back to you this week or even this month — but it’ll come back. On the other hand, refusing to accommodate them could spell huge negative repercussions — and those won’t wait long to strike. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) So often in life, we’re forced to spend time with people we don’t particularly like or get along with. Whether work, family or friends require it, part of being a reasonable adult is getting over it. That doesn’t mean you need to lie or be tremendously insincere, but your obligation to those you do love is to not behave so badly that they feel uncomfortable — that means sucking it up, being polite and getting over yourself long enough so that everyone else, at least, can have a good time — and once you stop focusing on how annoyed you are, you might surprise yourself by having a good time, too. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Don’t go negative. Even though it’s occasionally funny when people talk shit about each other, doing so doesn’t reflect well on you. Resist the urge to participate in a smear campaign of any kind this week, even if it seems like it might benefit you or yours in some way. When everyone else plays dirty, the more you can keep your hands clean the better. Pointing fingers may very effectively bring someone else down — but to drag someone down you usually need to be below them. Let them fling all the shit they want — if you don’t retaliate, you’ll still come through it smelling (mostly) like roses. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You’re usually laidback and easygoing, but you do have buttons that, when pushed, can cause scary flip-outs. If one of those hard-to-reach buttons actually gets pushed this week (which is likely), try to surprise yourself (instead of everyone else) by reacting in a sane, rational, calm manner, instead of flipping out like you really want to — something surely even you realize isn’t likely to help matters at all. Vanish, if necessary. Your absence may cause questions — but it’s better if you calmly answer those later,

AMANDA PEET January 11 1972 ROB ZOMBIE January 12 1966 JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS January 13 1961 JASON BATEMAN January 14 1969 DREW BREES January 15 1979 KATE MOSS (pictured) January 16 1974 JAMES EARL JONES January 17 1931

wide and give them an all-access pass to your life, but crack the window and chat a bit. If you conclude that nothing’s changed and keeping your distance is still the right thing to do, then at least you’ll know. But there was a reason this person was in your life before. If the reasons you cut them off are mostly gone, maybe there’ll be good reason to let them back into your life again.

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ACURA `06 TL

White Diamond 80K original miles, 1 Owner, Garage Kept, Camel Leather Interior, 3.2L / 6 Cylinder, 5-Speed Automatic, Front/Rear & Side Airbags, ABS Navigation System, 8Speaker Surround System, DVD /CD /AM/FM/ Cassette, XM Satellite Radio, Power & Heated Front Seats, Power Door Locks & Windows, Power Moonroof, 4 Snow Tires Included!.... And Much, Much, More! Car runs and looks beautiful $16,500 Firm Call 239-8461

BMW `01 X5

4.4i. Silver, fully loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

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BMW `07 328xi

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FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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Convertible with Hard Top. AM/FM. 6 disc CD. 117 K miles. Stage 2 Dinan suspension. Cross drilled rotors. Cold air intake. All maintenance records available. $11,500 OBO. 570-466-2630

CADILLAC `05 SRX All wheel drive,

traction control, 3.6 L V-6, power sunroof, autostick, leather interior, auto car starter, factory installed 6 CD disc changer, all power, memory seat. 39,000 miles. $21,000 570-453-2771

CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

black and red interior. 9,700 miles, auto, HUD, removable glass roof, polished wheels, memory package, Bose stereo and twilight lighting, factory body moldings, traction control, ABS, Garage kept - Like New. $25,900 (570) 609-5282

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING

LXI CONVERTIBLE

Low miles - 54,000. V6. FWD. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. CD. All power. $7,200. Negotiable (570) 760-1005

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EAGLE `95 TALON

Only 97,000 Miles. Full custom body kit, dark green metallic with gray interior. Dual exhaust, 4 coil over adjustable struts. All new brakes, air intake kit, strut brakes, custom seats, custom white gauges, 2 pillar gauges, new stereo, alarm, custom side view mirrors. 4 cylinder automatic, runs excellent. $8,500. Call 570-876-1355 or 570-504-8540 (evenings)

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700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,299 ‘09 Jeep Libery Limited Power sunroof. Only 18K. Factory Warranty. $19,799 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $11,999 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. Factory Warranty. $11,999 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,199 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,199 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,599 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,599 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65K. $12,799 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,299 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,799 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

FORD `07 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

34K. V6. 17” wheels. Shaker. 6 disc. Satellite. Mileage computer. New winter tires. Power seat/leather. $16,750. (570) 474-0943

HONDA `07 ACCORD V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1

owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556

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ALL JUNK CARS! HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S CA$H PAID top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

Excellent condition inside & out. Garage kept. Regularly serviced by dealer, records available. Option include alloy wheels, decklid spoiler, sport seats, interior accent lighting (blue), Nose mask and custom cut floor mats. Dark grey with black interior. 56K highway miles. REDUCED! $13,300. Call 570-709-4695

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LEXUS `98 LS 400 Excellent condition,

garage kept, 1 owner. Must see. Low mileage, 90K. Leather interior. All power. GPS navigation, moon roof, cd changer. Loaded. $9,000 or best offer. 570-706-6156

570-301-3602 TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE 2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

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FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

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DESOTO CUSTOM ‘49 4 DOOR SEDAN

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@ gmail.com

FORD ‘28 MODEL A Sport Coupe.

Rumble Seat. Professionally Restored. Ford Blue with tan canvas top. $15,225 570-339-1552 after 5:00pm

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

1,000 miles documented #380 Highly collectable. $28,500 570-472-1854

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

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MERCEDES 1975 Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

Must Sell! Appraised for $9,200 • All original

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

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CHEVY ‘08 3500 HD DUMP TRUCK 2WD, automatic.

Only 12,000 miles. Vehicle in like new condition. $19,000. 570-288-4322

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BMW 2010 K1300S

Only 460 miles! Has all bells & whistles. Heated grips, 12 volt outlet, traction control, ride adjustment on the fly. Black with lite gray and red trim. comes with BMW cover, battery tender, black blue tooth helmet with FM stereo and black leather riding gloves (like new). paid $20,500. Sell for

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

DAELIM 2006

150 CCs. 4,700 miles. 70 MPG. New battery & tires. $1,500; negotiable. Call 570-288-1246 or 570-328-6897

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HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

HARLEY DAVIDSON

‘03 Dyna Wide Glide Excellent condition garage kept! Golden Anniversary - silver/black. New Tires. Extras. 19,000 miles. Must Sell! $10,000. 570-639-2539

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 Soft riding FLH.

King of the Highway! Mint original antique show winner. Factory spot lights, wide white tires, biggest Harley built. Only 28,000 original miles! Never needs inspection, permanent registration. $7,995 OBO 570-905-9348

HYOSUNG `04 COMET

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

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FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

Super Lite Fifth Wheel. LCD/DVD flat screen TV, fireplace, heated mattress, ceiling fan, Hide-a-Bed sofa, outside speakers & grill, 2 sliders, aluminum wheels, , awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

25’ travel trailer A/C. Bunk beds. New fridge & hot water heater. Excellent condition. $3,900. 570-466-4995

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CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black

with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

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JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023 100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

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06 CHEVY COLORADO CREW CAB Z71 78K MILES. NEWER 31-10-15 HANKOOK TIRES. 4WD, AUTO, POWER WINDOWS LOCKS. TRUCK RUNS LIKE NEW. 5 CYLINDER GREAT ON GAS HAVE LEER CAP & NERF BARS AND BED LINER, CD, AIR LIGHT BLUE WITH BLUE INTERIOR. $14,500 570-575-5087 OR 570-718-1834

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

CHEVROLET `07 EQUINOX AWD LT Maroon with gray

interior. Remote start, cruise, AC, tilt wheel, power windows & locks, AM/FM/CD. New inspection. New tires, brakes and routers. Well maintained car. Will provide CarFax & maintenance records. $9,500 (570) 332-6728

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

Sport utility, 4 door, four wheel drive, ABS, new inspection. $4200. 570-709-1467

FORD `04 EXPLORER

Eddie Bauer Edition 59,000 miles, 4 door, 3 row seats, V6, all power options, moon roof, video screen $12,999. 570-690-3995 or 570-287-0031

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

Red, XLT, Original non-smoking owner, garaged, synthetic oil since new, excellent in and out. New tires and battery. 90,000 miles. $7,500 (570) 403-3016

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GMC `05 SAVANA

1500 Cargo Van. AWD. V8 automatic. A/C. New brakes & tires. Very clean. $10,750. Call 570-474-6028

Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,495. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771

JEEP `03 LIBERTY

SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,800 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

RANGE ROVER ‘07 SPORT

Supercharged 59,000 miles, fully loaded. Impeccable service record. $36,000 570-283-1130

SUZUKI `03 XL-7

85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

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Rundle Real Estate 40 N. Mountain Blvd. Mountain Top, PA On Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 7:00pm. For more information and to make a Reservation to attend please call: 570-474-2231 extension 32 RSVP 01/16/2012

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GasSearch Drilling Services Corporation is looking for the following positions:

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506 Administrative/ Clerical

Clerical/Accounting The position requires the applicant to process accounts payable/receivable, reconcile cash receipts, billing, bank reconciliations, general clerical duties, and assist with departmental projects. Qualified candidate will have above average computer skills including the use of spreadsheet and word processing programs, strong oral and written communications skills, and excellent analytical and organizational skills. Bookkeeping experience preferred. Our company offers a competitive salary, incentive plan, and comprehensive benefits package. Send Resume to:

Lackawanna Insurance Group Human Resources Administrator Suite 600 46 Public Square Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701 FAX: 570-825-0100 EOE

Starting rate: $21/hour. Must be physically fit and reliable with a friendly attitude. Call Monday-Friday 1pm4pm. 570-477-5818

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Engineering

SURVEYOR

Position open in survey department. Ideal candidate would be experienced/trained in survey field procedures and AutoCAD 2011 survey drafting techniques. Working knowledge of Trimble GPS Equipment, TDS Data Collection & Microsoft Office a plus. Full time position with a Dynamic firm expanding in Northeast Pa. We offer a competitive salary with full Benefits including but not limited to health insurance, paid holidays, paid vacation, 401(k) Plan, Salary commensurate with experience. Send all replies, e-mail, or fax in confidence to: Reilly Associates 49 S. Main Street, Suite 200 Pittston, PA 18640 Fax:(570) 654-6880 cgmiter@reilly engineering.com EOE/M/F/V/H

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

CHEF

Gerrity’s Supermarkets currently has an immediate opening for a Day Shift Professional Cook. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years experience in Banquet style and Production Cooking. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit package. Apply at: 2020 Wyoming Ave, Wyoming or at: www.gerritys.com E.O.E

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Experienced only Full time. Day 1 benefits - Medical, Dental, Eye. 401k program Meal plans. Apply in person from 1 p.m.- 5 p.m. Red Lobster 10 East End Center Wilkes-Barre or Apply Online at redlobster.com

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6 cylinder automatic. 52k original miles. Florida car. $1500. 570-899-1896

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. $28,000. Call 825-6272

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WINDOW TREATMENT INSTALLERS

Impressions Media, a local multimedia company, has an immediate opening for Vice President of Circulation. The position reports directly to the President of the company. As a multimedia company, Impressions Media publishes its flagship publication, The Times Leader, as well as several other print publications. The digital business comprises several news websites as well as marketing/advertising products for the small to midsize business locally and nationally. We are looking for someone who has a proven track record in growing newspaper circulation and providing top-notch delivery service to our subscribers. Experience with postal and ABC audit regulations is a must. Marketing experience would be an added advantage.

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Vector Security, Inc this region’s most respected name in the security alarm industry is expanding its Customer Service Team. If you thrive on helping people and if you want to make a difference at work, then we are the work place that you are looking for!

Human Resources Impressions Media 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711

We offer full time positions with an exceptional benefit package: • Competitive Wages • Paid Training • Medical and Dental • Disability • Tuition Reimbursement • Prescription Plan • 401K with Company Matching Our qualifications for joining this winning team include good oral and written communication skills, above average computer skills, answering escalated customer calls. Qualified candidates MUST be flexible and have prior supervisory experience in a call center environment. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus. A complete background check and drug screen is required.

Find A New Friend

WE’RE BUSY!

We have Part Time Day Shift Openings For Weekdays (9AM - 5PM or 10AM-6PM) This is fast-paced physical work requiring the ability to clean cars and make windows sparkle. If you enjoy cars, working in a first class facility and a team atmosphere, you’ll earn above average pay and free car washes. We can work around school schedules or work with your availability. Apply in person at the area’s finest car wash! 295 Mundy St. Behind the W.V. Mall

Find Your Ideal Employee! Place an ad and end the search! 570-829-7130 ask for an employment specialist

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HOUSE CLEANER

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

JANITORIAL

TEAM MEMBER Part time. 17 hours/week Evenings. $8.80/hour. Driver’s license required. Call 696-9058. Leave message.

RESIDENTIAL CLEANING TEAMMATE Monday-Friday. 8:30-4. Car needed. Mileage paid. (570) 299-5257 merrymaids1178@ hotmail.com

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Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVERS

Van drivers for school children. Start immediately. Part time. Apply: 197 Main Street Luzerne, PA 18709 GENERAL

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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

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Auto Parts

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

NOBODY Pays More

EOE

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Auto Parts

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BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

HR Manager Vector Security 23 Casey Avenue; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Fax: 970-6232 Email: wbjobs@vectorsecurity.com

To place an ad call 829-7130

Janitorial/ Cleaning

Dependable and reliable. Must have transportation. 15-20 hours/week. Call 570-820-3436 or 570-436-7212

Send cover letter and resume to:

In The Times Leader Classified 412 Autos for Sale

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JOIN A WINNING TEAM Customer Service Supervisor

No telephone calls please. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

412 Autos for Sale

Line up a place to live in classified!

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

Professional, Experienced, Opportunity, (Blinds, Shades, Verticals, Horizontals) for top Co. Work in own area. Email resume to Edwin@distinctive treatments.com or call 516-358-9612.

Orloski’s Wash & Lube

Send cover letter with résumé and salary history to: hiring@timesleader.com

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570-760-2035

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Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm • Happy Trails!

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EDUCATION THE 695CC ENGINE OF THE 700i IS THE ULTIMATE CALL OF THE WILD. REV IT UP, HIT THE TRAILS AND CHECK OUT THE SMOOTH RIDE-IN SUSPENSION, 11 INCHES OF GROUND CLEARANCE, ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING (GT AND LTD ONLY) AND THE ON-THE-FLY 2WD/4WD FEATURE. COME IN NOW OR VISIT ARCTICCAT.COM.

Only ride an ATV that is right for your age. Supervise riders younger than 16. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course, and that they read and understand their owner’s manual before operation. For safety or training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at (800) 887-2887. ©2011 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., ® ™ Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

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TEAM EFFORT CYCLE, DIVISION OF FRED SCHULER INC 1280 SANS SOUCI PKY, HANOVER TWP PA 18706 570-825-4581

We are looking for qualified, dedicated individuals to join the Head Start Team: Full Time Preschool TEACHER, Edwardsville, AAS/BS Degree in Early Childhood Education REQUIRED; Part Time ASSISTANT TEACHERS, Pittston; Full Time REGIONAL NURSE, Nanticoke area. Visit our website at www.lchs.hsweb.org for more details. Qualified candidates must possess current clearances: ACT 34 PA State Police Criminal Record Check, ACT 151 Child Abuse History and FBI Fingerprints. Send resume/cover letter, 3 written letters of reference and proof of education, copy of degree/transcripts/license to LCHS, ATTN: Human Resources, PO Box 540, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703-0540; Email LCHSHumanResources@hsweb.org; Fax #570-829-6580. E.O.E. M/F/V/H. NO PHONE CALLS.


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DRIVERS

Start the New Year off Right!

Long Term Care, Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Facility

RN Supervisor Full Time 3pm-11pm Shift Monday - Friday

Do you wake up every day excited about what you do for a living? Did you become a Caregiver because you have a true calling to care for those who need help? If you answered yes, call Visiting Angels today! We have opportunities for you. Visiting Angels is seeking experienced Caregivers for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts. Short and Long shifts available.

• Valid License Required • Long Term Care Experience Preferred

Regular duties of a Caregiver may include: • Providing companionship •Assisting with bathing, dressing and grooming • Running errands and providing transportation • Light housekeeping such as laundry, dishes and vacuuming • Meal preparation • Medication reminders.

We offer a COMPETITIVE Compensation and Benefits Package

We offer flexibility, competitive wages, and a friendly and supportive staff.

Shift differential an additional $2.00 an hour

Applications available at: www.timberridgehealth.com or apply at the facility: 1555 E. End Blvd. • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 Attn: Human Resources • Fax: 570-823-9165 EOE • M/F/D/V Drug Free Workplace

Valley Crest Nursing, Inc. d/b/a Timber Ridge Health Care Center

Come join the Visiting Angels team and make a difference! Call 570-270-6700 or email apietraccini@visitingangels.com

Find your next vehicle online.

Due to our continued growth, Bolus Freight Systems is expanding its fleet of company drivers. Company drivers will enjoy dedicated runs or regional runs. You can be home every night or every weekend, the choice is yours. You can earn in excess of $1400 per week, and you will be driving a new or late model truck. Part time and weekend work also available. This is a career opportunity for dependable drivers to work for an industry leader and one of the highest paying companies in the business. We offer a performance bonus, paid vacations and holidays, medical and life insurance as well as 401K. For more information call: 1-800-444-1497 ext 721

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Career Opportunities available at Wyoming Valley Health Care System is Northeastern PA’s leading hospital and the leader in advanced medical technology and comprehensive health services. As we look to expand our facilities in 2012 with a BRAND NEW, state of the art, Emergency Department & Heart and Vascular Institute, we seek qualified candidates for the following vacancies at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital: Manager – Cardiac Catheterization Lab The Manager has twenty-four hour accountability for all patient care activities, department operation and staff function. He/she will also assist in the lab during cases as needed. Graduate of an accredited Professional School of Nursing (RN) or Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist with three (3) years experience in Cardiovascular Services/Cath Lab, one (1) year supervisory experience, PA RN licensure and/or RCIS, current BLS & ACLS certification required. Bachelor of Science degree preferred. Director (RN) – Emergency Services Department Graduate of an accredited school of nursing, minimum five years clinical experience in area of Emergency Services or a combination of other critical care services and at least one year of Emergency Services, three to five years supervisory experience, PA RN licensure, current BLS or within first month of orientation and current ACLS and PALS or within first 3 months of orientation required. Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in nursing preferred. We offer excellent working conditions, competitive wages commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement. For immediate consideration, and/or for more information on job descriptions & requirements, please visit our website at www.wvhcs.org.

WWW.WVHCS.ORG

Full Time Must have a minimum of 3 years experience in the OR and previous managerial experience as an RN

OB RN Full Time, Part Time and Per Diem available. Previous OB RN experience required. We offer competitive rates, health benefits, shift differential, paid vacation, sick and holiday time, tuition reimbursement, 401K pension plan, life insurance and long term disability.

Please apply on-line at www.berwick-hospital.com or send resume to: Berwick Hospital Center Human Resources Department 701 East 16th Street Berwick, PA 18603 E-mail: carol_a_martinez@chs.net Fax: 570-759-5035 EOE

NURSING POSITIONS RN Full-Time LPN CNA with benefits

All shifts available Apply in person to: Kingston Commons 615 Wyoming Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 570-288-5496 Or e-mail resume to: CParsons@ ageofpa.com E.O.E. Drug free workplace

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ NURSE PRACTITIONER FULL TIME A full time position is available at the Shickshinny Health Care Center, Shickshinny, PA. Please go to www.rhcnepa.com, click on: employment opportunities, then job openings. EOE M/F/V/H AA

SURGICAL TECH/ MEDICAL ASSISTANT

Part time position available in Forty Fort plastic surgery office. Fax resume to 570-288-4080.

Let the Community Know! Place your Classified Ad TODAY! 570-829-7130

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BEAUTY

Allied Services InHome Services Division has a Full-time Evening shift position available in Luzerne County. Minimum of one (1) year home care experience required. We offer an excellent benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401k and more. PartTime, hours are also available. If interested, please apply online at: www. allied-services.org or call Trish Tully at 570-348-2237. Bilingual individuals are encouraged to apply. Allied Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Woodhouse Day Spa is currently hiring for part-time front desk staff, part-time laundry specialist and fulltime nail tech/cosmetologist. All positions require outstanding customer service skills and must be available days, evenings and Saturdays. Please apply in person at the spa Monday-Friday 9-6. 387 Wyoming Ave. Kingston EOE

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Marketing/ Product

Spa Hospitality Team; Nail Tech/ Cosmetologist; Laundry Specialist

Marketing/ Product

Admissions/Business Development Director: Position available for a dynamic individual to Market a Skilled Nursing Facility to physicians and discharge planners. Responsible for developing and maintaining optimal occupancy and quality census mix as well as completing admission paperwork. This is a full-time position with benefits. Experience is required. If interested please provide resume:

Kingston Commons

Attn: Heidi Smith, NHA 615 Wyoming Avenue Kingston, PA 18704 Or email to: administrator@kingstoncommons.com E.O.E. Drug free workplace

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Wyoming Valley Healthcare System Human Resources Division 575 North River Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18764 Website: www.wvhcs.org E.O.E. M/F/D/V

OR Operations Manager RN

DIRECT CARE WORKER

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Other

DELIVERY DRIVER Part Time.

Car needed. Mileage Paid. Cook’s Pharmacy Shavertown Call 570-674-3602 Between the hours of 8am-4pm

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566

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

RETAIL SHOWROOM ASSISTANT

Computer literate with good people skills. Part time. Call EFO Furniture 570-823-2182 10am - 6pm

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Training/ Instruction

DOG TRAINER

White Haven Veterinary Hospital & The Pocono Pet Lodge is seeking an experienced trainer to teach classes, and conduct private consultations. Candidates should be experienced in reward-based training; proven knowledge of learning theory and application; Certification preferred. Send resumes to Nancy at nchulock@ whitehavenvet.com.

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Warehouse

WAREHOUSE/DRIVER

Full time. Wholesale distributor requires person for delivery to retail dealers + general warehouse duties. Clean driving record required. Benefits include: Paid Health Insurance & Vacation. No Phone Calls Please Apply in person at GALLAGHER FLORAL SUPPLY 10 Gallagher Drive Plains, PA (Behind M&T Bank)

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Business Opportunities

TAX REFUND COMING?

INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO Quote from current Franchisee, “I started with a small investment & I have grown my business over 600%. It definitely changed my life and I would recommend Jan-Pro.” * Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income * Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs * Accounts available throughout WilkesBarre & Scranton

570-824-5774

Jan-Pro.com

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

To place your ad call...829-7130

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Antiques & Collectibles

COCA COLA coke Nascar racing helmet neon store display sign ,13” L x 8”W x 9”. wide, new in box $125. 570-735-6638

708

Antiques & Collectibles

YEARBOOKS: From most area schools. 1930’s to recent years. $25 and up 570-825-4721

710

Appliances

COFFEE MACHINES 2 Braun Tassimo coffee machinesgently used, work great $30 each. Call 570-239-2380 MICROWAVE new condition. White $25. 570-301-8844

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Baby Items

BABY SWING, Rainforest by F. P. music, lights, mobile, like new $40. Pack and play by Evenflo. Light blue & yellow with removable bassinet. $30. 570-855-9221 CHANGING TABLE: Graco great condition $30. Chicco port a crib $20. 570-301-8844 CRIB F.P. 3 In 1 travel tender crib or playpen $20. 570-654-4113 IKEA NURSERY SET armoire, crib, dresser/changing table $150.570-696-3458

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Building Materials

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

COINS. Walking Liberty halves, 1936D, 1939P,1939S,1938p1947p $80. 570-287-4135

DECK treated wood. you pick up FREE Harding area. 570-287-8410

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MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

May be Separated Rose Lawn Section $450 each 570-654-1596

MEMORIAL SHRINE LOTS FOR SALE

6 lots available at Memorial Shrine Cemetery. $2,400. Call 717-774-1520 SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY

726

Clothing

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385

730

Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER Dell 530s Inspiron desktop computer WITH 17” flat screen monitor, speakers, and HP copier/scanner. Excellent condition $325. OBO. 570-817-4264 LAPTOP Used Gateway P4 XP Pro 3Ghz w/1 Gig RAM, 80Gig HD, DVD Burner and 15” Screen. Loaded with Office 2007. $225. 283-2552

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730

Computer Equipment & Software

LAPTOP dell dual core laptop loaded, win7/office 10/wifi. Excellent. 120 hd + bag + warranty $225. Dell 4300 tower system: xp, dvd, cdrw, keyboard + mouse + monitor. Good basic setupready to go-loaded fresh. Warranty $50. 570-862-2236

732

Exercise Equipment

TREADMILL Lifestyler Expanse 2000 0-10 MPH speed, 2.5 hp motor, power incline, programmable speed & incline. Paid $1,000. Sacrifice for $400. 570-675-4777

744

Furniture & Accessories

BED FRAME full size, headboard, maple, good condition $50. 570-824*5114 after 4pm BEDROOM SET Black lacquer with grey trim, spreads headboard good for king, queen or full size bed, dresser, mirror, armoire and two night stands. $700. 570-814-5477 COUCH & sleeper loveseat, blue print, fair condition $50 for both 696-0187

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744

Furniture & Accessories

BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! CAPTAIN bed, twin maple, headboard, 2 large drawers on side & 4 small in back $100. 570256-7943 or 570266-9155 (cell) COUCH rattan with pink floral cushions, used in TV room like new, 2 glass top tables to match & 1 accent round table. All like new. $195. 570-779-9464 END TABLE $20. 570-654-4113 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER double doors, top & bottom gorgeous oriental piece, cranberry, gold hand painted design, brass hardware $500. 570-693- 2570

FURNISH FOR LESS

* NELSON * * FURNITURE * * WAREHOUSE * Recliners from $299 Lift Chairs from $699 New and Used Living Room Dinettes, Bedroom 210 Division St Kingston Call 570-288-3607

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Furniture & Accessories

GLIDER ROCKING CHAIR used, wooden with blue cushions good condition asking $25. LGLUV300B Kompressor upright bagless vacuum cleaner brand new in unopened box with warranty asking $249. Ario Led 22” HDTV with remote brand new in unopened box with warranty asking $199. 675-0005 LAMPS 2 large living room lamps, brass base with cream colored shade, brand new asking $30 each or $50 for pair. Call 570-239-9945 LAMPS set of 2 brass table lamps with cream color shades. Paid $85 each asking $50 for pair. Great condition. Call 474-0753 LIFT CHAIR by Pride, like new $500.-824-0999 SOFA matching sofa & chair and a half, good condition $350 for both. Coffee table, 2 end tables $200 for all 3 tables. 239-2376

750

Jewelry

PEARLS 16” cultured pearls, 14 K white gold clasp by Exquisite in original box with paperwork. $50. 570-674-0340

Say it HERE in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

752 Landscaping & Gardening SOLID PAVER BRICKS for side walks, red with variations. Approximate 936 available. $0.30 each. Call 696-1267.

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Machinery & Equipment

SNOW BLOWER Ariens Model SS 322, electric start $175. 570-574-9633 SNOW THROWER Ariens 7hp electric start, tire chains, 24” cut just serviced, runs well $395. 570-636-3151 SNOWBLOWER ATTACHMENT 42” for the FASTATTACH lawn tractor includes chains & weights. Free to go. Used one season. 570-563-3081

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Medical Equipment

PERFIT incontinence Underwear Size X-L 14 per package $5 each. 288-3079 POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500. WALKER with wheels $45. 570-829-2411 WHEEL CHAIR electric Golden Compass SLA/AGM Gel Cell Used 2 times. Asking $750. or best offer. 704-7224

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Medical Equipment

WHEELCHAIR electric model number 1170 Jazzy XL Plus Pride Mobility only used 4 times. Asking $800. or best offer. 570-814-1105

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275 ANTIQUE ice cream scoop with wooden handle, over 70 years old, sell for $20. Poetry original one of kind framed by Greenleaf Whitier with leather bound book dated 1883 mint condition. $300. 2 poplar science magazine over 60 years old sell both $25. Tub white claw foot over 70 years old 5’L, 29” W & 15 1/2” deep $295. Genuine Sheep skin car bucket seat coverslike new both $50 570-779-9464. BEDLINER & tailgate cover, 5 star, over rail, 7’ bed, great condition, off 83 Ranger, fits others, White Haven. $50. 570-443-9766 CANES & walking/ hiking sticks made from slippery maple trees, different shapes & sizes, 30+ available $4 & $5. each. CHRISTMAS ITEMS & household items over 200 available, flowers, vases, wreaths, lights, glasses, knick-knacks, lamps, candles, 4 piece luggage set, electric watches, belt trimmer all for $55. 570-735-2081. COAL STOVE large round type good used condition $300. Dehumidifer Westinghouse 30 pint, good condition $75, Snapper 17” cut gas snow blower good condition $150. Coal stove small potbelly type good condition $200. Tailgate 8898 Chevy fullsize pickup good condition $75. Lund sunvisor 88-98 Chevy /GMC fullsize pickup with hardware $75 Call after 3pm 570-655-3197 DISHES: Phaltzcraft Yorktown, service for 16, salt & pepper, butter dish, creamer & sugar bowl, asking $75. May be splitCall after 2pm 570-868-3866

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HELMET snowmobile $15. Motorcycle helmet $15. very good condition. 570-287-0023

TV Sylvania 15” LCD TV/DVD 6 tear $35. 570-696-0187

LUGGAGE Samsonite Spinner 21” carry on asking $70. 570-825-5440 NASCAR FANS large family album with stories & mementos of most famous racing families. Published2007. $15. Jim 655-9474 POPCORN BUTTER SERVER automatic $295. 570-636-3151 RAMPS pair of aluminum loading ramps for loading quad/lawn tractor, like new $100. KerSun Omni 104 kero heater 18,500 BTUs, good condition $50. 570-574-9633 RECORDS LPs, 78s, 45s, 60s, 70s, 80s & 90’s. $1. each.. 829-2411 SEWING MACHINE Columbia commercial blind stitch, good condition. $200. 655-0404 TV STAND black, glass shelves top & bottom 44”l x 22”w x 20”h, like new condition $75. 570-654-8520 VACUUM CLEANER The Garry with attachments, 4 extra bags $70. 570-824-0999

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Musical Instruments

DRUM SET WJM Percussion 5-piece complete with cymbals & throne, metallic blue, like new. $200. firm Radio Shack MD1121 synthesizer/ piano with stand, like new, $90. 570-574-4781

776 Sporting Goods GOLF BAG, Precise professional, black/ navy standup bag, putter tube, ball holder, 6 pockets in excellent condition. $20. 570-696-1267.

780

Televisions/ Accessories

ENTERTAINMENT CENTER with 27” tv, hardly used. $75. 570-287-0023 TV - FREE -58" Magnavox on stand with remote; needs color adjustment. 570-333-4325 TV BRACKETS, wall mount, 1 holds large set $39. 1 for smaller set $29. 570-636-3151

Televisions/ Accessories

784

Tools

RETROFIT LASER guide for most 10” miter saws, works great! $10. call 570-696-1267

786 Toys & Games LEAP FROG EXPLORER/Leap Pad game “Mr. Pencil Saves Doodleburg” NIB $15; Rockin’ Rider Lucky the Talking plush spring ride-on horse-brand new, assembled, not used paid $130. sell for $75 OBO Call 570-239-2380

788

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

SUB WOOFER, 100 watt powered 8” Sony home theatre sub. $60. 570-855-3113

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Video Equipment

BLU-RAY PLAYERS with streaming video, wifi, remote, manual, 1 Sony, 1 Sharp $25 each. Curtis 13.3” LCD TV remote, manual $20 Both like new. 570-833-2598

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

PAYING TOP DOLLAR for Your Gold, Silver, Scrap Jewelry, Sterling Flatware, Diamonds, Old High School Rings, Foreign & American Paper Money & Coins. WE WILL BEAT PRICES! We Buy Tin and Iron Toys, Vintage Coke Machines, Vintage Brass, Cash Registers, Old Costume Jewelry, Slot Machines, Lionel Trains & Antique Firearms. IF YOU THINK IT’S OLD BRING IT IN, WE WILL GIVE YOU A PRICE. COME SEE US AT 134 RTE. 11, Larksville 570-855-7197 570-328-3428

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!!

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FREE PICKUP

288-8995

CAMERA VIDEO JVC with extra cassettes. Used once for wedding. Cost $800. sell for $100. 570-779-9464

800 PETS & ANIMALS

794

KITTEN FREE 7 months old, male orange tabby, neutered, shots, declawed. Indoor cat only. 909-6248

Video Game Systems/Games

810

Cats

RAGE Anarchy Edition for PS3. Brand new in factory packaging. Comes with 2 codes to download Wasteland sewer mission & Anarchy Edition Pack $50. 570-793-7085

KITTENS 3 orange males, 1 black male, 1 black female. Born September 15th . FREE to good homes. 606-9090

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 6pm

TV flat screen Sylvania 19” lcd. 1 year old $50. 855-3113 TV Phillips 32” HD wide screen, flat front, tube $50. 570-696-0187 TV Sony Trinitron 36” HD ready, flat front, tube. Very good condition. $50. 570-855-9221

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Cats

KITTENS, FREE, brothers, overloveables, bonded must go together to responsible home. Loves people, cats. Sweethearts. Urgent transport. 570-299-7146

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Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address This will create a seller account online and login information will be emailed to you from gadzoo.com “The World of Pets Unleashed” You can then use your account to enhance your online ad. Post up to 6 captioned photos of your pet Expand your text to include more information, include your contact information such as e-mail, address phone number and or website.

LABRADOR PUPPIES AKC. English Style.

OSA, CERF. Excellent blood lines. Good temperament. Blacks. Ready now. $400/each (570) 888-1451 trsoda@yahoo.com

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438 Tripp St

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

FOR SALE BY OWNER

TWO BEDROOM ONE BATH HOUSE ON 46X205 LOT. NEEDS TO BE RENOVATED. WELL & SEPTIC. MINUTES FROM MALL & SHOPPING CENTERS. CALL 570-760-0180 AS IS 25K OBO EXETER

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

JENKINS TWP 1252 Main St. 3 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Dry Finished Walk-Out Basement Single Car Garage $60,000 Call Vince 570-332-8792 PLAINS

KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900 FINANCING AVAILABLE

570-885-1512

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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DUMORE

Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334

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ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities 4 bedroom, full basement, washer / dryer hookup, $500 month +. OTHER APTS AVAILABLE IN NANTICOKE 570-868-6020

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Cozy 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment Heat, hot water & electric included. Laundry in basement, non-smoking, no pets. Off-street parking available. $650. + 1 month security, lease & $40 credit check required. Call for appointment 570-762-3747

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603 Hanover St 2nd floor, 1 bedroom. No pets. $500 + security, utilities & lease. Photos available. Call 570-542-5330

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Newly remodeled 2 bedroom with garage. Central air. Wall to wall. All kitchen appliances and washer/dryer. $690 + utilities. (570) 881-4993

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floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596

NANTICOKE Nice clean 1

bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125

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Clean Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor, large living area and eat in kitchen. All utilities paid by tenant. $425/month 570-822-6184

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Completely brand new & remodeled. 1 bedroom with garage, off street parking, yard, washer/dryer, stove, refrigerator. NO PETS. $550/month Call (570) 709-2125

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151 W. River St. NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $700. All utilities included except electric. 570-969-9268

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155 W. River St. 1 bedroom, some utilities & appliances included, hardwood floors, Pet friendly. $600/month. Call 570-969-9268

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264 Academy St 1.5 bedrooms, newly renovated building. Washer & dryer available. $600/per month includes heat, hot water and parking. 646-712-1286 570-328-9896 570-855-4744

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MAYFLOWER AREA 1 bedroom with appliances on 2nd floor. Nice apartment in attractive home. Sunny windows & decorative accents. Off street parking. No pets, no smoking. Includes hot water. $400 + utilities 570-824-4743

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Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS 1 & 2 bedroom

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WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS

173 Almond Lane 3 Bedrooms, new carpet & paint. Shared yard. Front porch. Full basement. Eat-in kitchen with stove. No pets. $595 + utilities & security. Call 570-814-1356

953 Houses for Rent EXETER 1812 Scarboro Ave Completely remodeled 1/2 double, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath, all hardwood floors & tile, modern kitchen including fridge, stove, dishwasher, disposal, modern baths, gas heat, washer dryer hookup in private basement, large porch, driveway, nice yard, great neighborhood, $795 + $1000 security, no pets. Call 570-479-6722

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WILKES-BARRE/NORTH

9.5 rooms. Commercially zoned house. Includes 2 adjoining apartments: 2 kitchens, 2 full tile baths, 3.5 bedrooms, basement & attic storage. Wall to wall. Drapes/blinds. 2 patio decks. Off street parking. 2 blocks from General Hospital. 1 miles from Square. Easy access to I81, airport, casino. $900 + security + utilities. No smoking. Call (570) 762-8265

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WILKES-BARRE

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