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Letter from the editor I first heard about Pecha Kucha in October, when my boyfriend gave a speech using the speaking format at his alma mater, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, at an alumni social-media event. Neither of us had heard of Pecha Kucha before the event’s facilitator explained it to him (and to be honest, the first thing I pictured was the Pikachu Pokemon). Basically, Pecha Kucha has presenters talking about 20 slides for 20 seconds apiece for a total of six minutes and 40 seconds. Developed by two Tokyo architects in 2003 who hoped to make their contemporaries (and themselves) less longwinded during lectures, the format has really taken flight across the globe. It’ll make its NEPA debut with Scranton’s Pecha Kucha Night Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Vintage Theater. Having seen some really cool presentations at Pratt — including ones from a stuffedanimal designer, “Clean House New York” host Nina Ferrer and, coincidentally, a New York-based architect — I can say that Pecha Kucha is a really innovative technique and worth checking out. Brad Peniston, who developed Pecha Kucha Night Philadelphia, worked with Mandy Boyle of Solid Cactus to get the Scranton event off the ground, and they have a

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varied slate of presenters on board for Saturday. Find out who — and more about Pecha Kucha — on pages 14-15. Also in this week’s issue, “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” did not sit well with correspondent Pete Croatto (p. 26), despite the film’s Best Picture Oscar nomination. In “Novel Approach,” Kacy Muir highly recommends Penelope Lively’s recent novel, “How It All Began” (p. 31), while Stephanie DeBalko shared a few laughs with Kathleen Madigan, who makes a stop at the F.M. Kirby Center Friday, Jan. 27. Read more about the comedian on p. 71 — just across from the Model of the Week. That’s all I’ll tell you now, so off you go to turn pages. Thanks for reading! -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD BOOKS The University of Scranton’s Weinberg Memorial Library (800 Linden St., Scranton) is accepting book and tag-sale donations for its annual spring book and plant sale, held Saturday-Sunday, April 28-29. The library is accepting all titles of used hardcover and paperback books, including children’s books, cookbooks, fiction and non-fiction. In addition, the library is collecting videos, CD, audiocassettes, records and tag-sale items. Donations may be placed in the boxes on the Monroe Avenue side of the library and will be accepted until Wednesday, April 25. For more info, contact Barbara Evans at 570.941.4078. ALL THAT BRASS The Northern Tier Symphony won a Lackawanna County Council on the Arts grant to perform a brass concert in Lackawanna County in 2012. “We’re considering venues in the northern part of Lackawanna County because we feel it best serves our region of the Northern Tier,” stated Colleen Helmacy, executive director of the symphony. The date and location of the concert will be announced soon. For more info, visit NorthernTierSymphony.org or call 570.289.1090. ART ON THE MOVE Lizza Studios has moved from its longtime Tunkhannock location to Suite 10 in “The Brick Building” at 900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort. The studio is currently exhibiting a private collection of work by Czech artist Colini. For more info, call 570.991.6611 or e-mail betsy@lizzastudios.com. DRUM CIRCLE Gallucci Music (224 Wyoming Ave., Scranton) is hosting

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hile you might still be pondering that question, eight people from Northeastern Pennsylvania figured out what they would say and will share it with the audience at Pecha Kucha Night Scranton. Pronounced peh-CHA-kuh-cha — and sounding like it should precede “God bless you” — Pecha Kucha is a speaking format invented in 2003 by Tokyo architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein. Looking for a

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way to bring colleagues, friends and creatives together, the two conceived the 20x20 presentation: 20 slides that are talked about for 20 seconds apiece, which gives presenters six minutes and 40 seconds to show their work, tell a story or captivate the audience. The Scranton Pecha Kucha Night (PKN) will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at The Vintage Theater and was the brainchild of Brad Peniston, who founded PKN Philadelphia three years ago with his brother, James. PKN Philadelphia held its ninth

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installment Saturday. “I read out about Pecha Kucha, I think it was in Wired magazine,” Peniston said, calling in from his office in Washington, D.C. “The fact that you can get a bunch of people who are passionate about a wide variety of stuff together and bring them together in one night where people can talk about their ideas, I just thought it was such a great idea.” Bringing PKN to Scranton was borne out of a Peniston brothers January tradition: Traveling someplace new that has a lot of history.

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One of the slides in Mandy Boyle’s ‘Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema.’

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In recent years, the two saw the country’s biggest chess library, The John G. White Chess and Checkers Collection, at the Cleveland Public Library and went curling in Kalamazoo, Mich., last year. The latter trip included a Tweetup organized by a local woman. “Essentially, she tweeted out to a bunch of her followers, ‘Hey, some random dudes from the East Coast are coming to Kalamazoo, let’s all have dinner.’ It was such a terrific thing to get insight into a place that

“It’s so much more dynamic to get in front of somebody and talk for an uninterrupted six minutes and 40 seconds.”

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you wouldn’t if you were just a tourist,” Peniston said. “We talked to all these people who all had great stories and interesting things doing. We thought, ‘How could we do that when we go to Scranton?’” Hoping to keep with the Tweetup aspect from Kalamazoo, Peniston thought a PKN would be a good idea for this trip “and have people tell us what’s so cool about what they’re doing and about their city.” Like most people doing research, “I reached out and Googled people,” Peniston said. Eventually, he con-

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2012 member Gerard M. Hetman; “Library Crimes & Misdemeanors” by newspaper librarian Brian Fulton; “In Pursuit of the Light” by professional photographer Brent Pennington; “Preparing America to Compete in the 21st Century Global Economy” by SkillSoft technology trainer Michael J. Murphy; “How to Slow Down Time” by “Welcome To Scranton” author Greg Halpin and Boyle’s “Life Lessons from the Gateway Cinema.” Noticing that Pecha Kucha pre-

go find a presenter and actually say, ‘That was really interesting’ or ‘I agree or disagree.’”

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y day, Peniston is the editor of Armed Forces Journal, a monthly magazine that offers analysis and commentary about military affairs. He’s given about a dozen Pecha Kucha presentations since discovering the concept, but his most recent was in the magazine’s newsroom.

“We started actually having a little Pecha Kucha afternoon here in the newsroom where people could share what they knew about various topics,” he said. He finds the constrained nature of Pecha Kucha a perfect fit for his field. “Even a busy newsroom will go and see what someone has to say for six minutes and 40 seconds,” he began. “We had our congressional reporter talk about the upcoming budget season last year, and that was

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sentations always told a story, Boyle took to Facebook and asked people what the best story she ever told them was. “A lot of people had mentioned the stories I told them about working at the Gateway Cinema (in Edwardsville),” she said. “I was thinking about how we all learn things from our first jobs and how we take those lessons with us, and I think I can tie in some of those funnier moments of working at the Gateway in with some life lessons that I learned from

terrific because you think budget, policy — I’m already falling asleep — but if you have to do it in 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide; not only is that a small amount of time to devote to it, but the presenter has to have really thought about what he is going to say in 20 seconds.” Boyle hopes that Saturday’s Pecha Kucha Night is the first of many. “I think this is going to be a lot of fun. … I really think this is something great for us to do every year or as often as we can.” W

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nected with Mandy Boyle, an SEO team leader at Solid Cactus. “I have never heard of this before in my life,” Boyle said, adding that as soon as she got Peniston’s e-mail, she did some Googling of her own and found sample videos of Pecha Kucha. “I saw one about (“Dancing Matt” Harding), who had gotten the world to dance with him, and I thought, ‘Wow, this is really, really cool,’” she explained. “As soon as I started to learn more, I reached out to Brad and said, ‘Hey, I’d love the chance

Twitter community. “I’ve seen a lot of people buzzing about it,” she said. “And we’ve gotten a lot of great speakers involved with the night, who are really great about spreading the word.” Presenters include Michelle Davies, an NEPAblogs.org cocontributor presenting “#ScrantonMovieNames,” “Stained Glass & the Passing of an Old World” by NEPAblogs.org founder Harold Jenkins; “Restoring the Slope” by Leadership Lackawanna Class of

that experience.” With everyone so tied to technology — even social media is not really “social” when you think about it — Pecha Kucha offers good, oldfashioned face-to-face time. “It’s so much more dynamic to get in front of somebody and talk for an uninterrupted six minutes and 40 seconds,” Peniston said. “It’s enough to really get a good point across, but not too much that you turn the person off. And once you get off the stage, somebody in the audience can

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that equation. iBooks Author is aimed at “educators and small publishers” according to Apple and allows it to create interactive presentations that can be uploaded to the iBooks Bookstore in a special “textbook” category. It’s not just for college students: Textbooks are available for the elementary and high-school levels as well. These e-textbooks are typically priced at about 20 percent of what you might expect to pay for a printed version, with the added benefit of having educational resources and interactive features built into the experience. According to Apple, within the first three days of launch, more than 350,000 textbooks and almost 100,000 copies of iBook Author were downloaded.

Apple retains exclusive distribution rights for the document. Last time I checked, iPads were pretty expensive, but since they’re generally cheaper than a semester’s worth of college textbooks, I’d say this is a pretty smart move on Apple’s part. If it corners the e-textbook market, both colleges and students might be buying iPads in huge numbers. From the standpoint of educators, it’s an entirely new way to reach students, although Will the iPad become the new some elementary textbook? Apple hopes so. and high schools are struggling to find enough As with any publication funding to keep their buildsubmitted to iBooks, if the ings maintained, to say nothe-textbook isn’t free, it ing of handing out iPads to needs to meet Apple’s rigorstudents. ous quality guidelines, and

On the flip side, this could be an indication that perhaps Apple’s vision of a future dominated by iPads isn’t coming to fruition as rapidly as it would like. When it released the original iPad, it was billed as a “magical” device that would replace books, laptops and newspapers in just a few years. We heard about how it would “change everything.” But it seldom works out that way. At the least, iBooks and iBooks Author are new tools that educators can take advantage of, and that’s not a bad thing. Perhaps we’ll soon see the return of an era when every teacher has an Apple on the desk, of one kind or another. W Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail ndelorenzo@ timesleader.com.


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When Dion sings, “I got nothing but miles to put between now and back then” on the title track of his latest album, it seems almost prophetic. He’s come a long way since his bevy of hits in the late ’50s and early ’60s — notably “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” — to his third blues album since 2006’s Grammynominated “Bronx in Blue.” Unlike its two predecessors, “Tank Full of Blues” is mostly original, though these tracks sound like they were weaved in the Delta decades prior. “I Read It (In the Rolling Stone)” has a moody flair, and

Dion’s vocals have the rasp of Gregg Allman while “Holly Brown” has a very traditional blues bassline at its core. Like in any good blues tune, Dion wonders if he has the love of his woman on John Mooney’s “Do You Love Me Baby,” which has a scorching riff and a hint of guttural bass. The one-two punch of “Ride’s Blues (For Robert Johnson)” and “Two Train” are standouts. The former is a stellar tribute to the legendary blues master (plus Dion’s hero, Jimmy Reed) with a fantastic dusty guitar solo. The latter, a medley of Muddy Waters’ “Still A Fool” and Johnson’s

Nightwish “Imaginaerum” Rating: W W W

Composed, yet commanding Heavy metal is, by nature, larger-thanlife, but artists like Finland’s Nightwish take things to an entirely different level. The standard guitar, bass and drums are skillfully threaded together into an epic symphony that has as much in common with Bach as it does with Black Sabbath. After a somewhat lengthy writing/recording period, the band recently released its

“Ramblin’ On My Mind,” has Dion’s voice ringing out strong and true over searing guitar and throaty bass that together sound like trains racing down the track. “You Keep Me Cryin,’” about a lover doing no good, saunters on moodily. “I’m Ready to Go” is light and jaunty with handclaps and a chugging riff. The closing “Bronx Poem” is the album’s only misstep, despite Dion’s heartfelt, spoken-word storytelling about his past and his love of God that has him riding “with the King of Kings” over acoustic and electric guitars. He might have grown up in the Bronx and the fairly sunny world of ’50s and ’60s teen idoldom, but somewhere along his life’s wandering, Dion got steeped in Mississippi blues — and he wears it well. -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

seventh studio album, “Imaginaerum,” a concept album telling a composer’s life story as seen from his deathbed. As would be fitting for an album with such an idea behind it, “Imaginaerum” is a mix of calm, flowing numbers contrasted with high-tempo, grinding power metal. Nightwish sets this pattern right from the outset, where album opener “Taikatalvi” sounds like a soft dream sequence, which is then interrupted by “Storytime” and “Ghost River,” both of which would sound perfectly at home on a horrormovie soundtrack. Throughout the album, the band takes many opportunities to emphasize the talent of singer Anette Olzon, who now seems an integral part of the band after the messy departure of original frontwoman, Tarja Turunen. Tracks like “I Want My Tears Back,” “Last Ride of the Day” and “Slow, Love, Slow” show extraordinary range and an ability to adapt well to numerous musical styles, adding to the band’s mystique. “Imaginaerum” is a thoughtfully composed album and takes the listener through many highs and lows that many of us can relate to. While it is appealing, diverse and technically proficient, it is also the type of album where one must be in the proper mood first before being able to enjoy it as it begins to really push the boundaries of what really can be considered “metal” music. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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'Hats Off' to Chevelle It seems easy to get stuck in a musical rut, especially when that music has been paying the bills for years and then some. But for alternative-metal outfit Chevelle, a sixth full-length studio album presented the perfect opportunity to play with its signature melodic hard-rock sound, and “Hats Off to the Bull” is the triumphant result of that experimentation.

Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Flo Rida: “Good Feeling” 7. T-Pain/Lily Allen/Wiz Khalifa: “5 O’Clock” 6. LMFAO: “Sexy and I Know It” 5. Adele: “Set Fire to the Rain” 4. Rihanna/Calvin Harris: “We

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Dion “Tank Full Of Blues” Album opener and first single “Face to the Floor” is a tight track with a relentlessly gritty riff and angry undertones that are echoed in the closing track, “Clones.” “Same Old Trip” sheds the anger to instead feature a lyrical commentary on censorship that launches the listener even deeper into the next nine tracks. The enthralling hook it delivers is thanks in part to the addition of female harmonies by Natalie Loeffler (wife of bassist Dean Bernardini and sister of vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler). The chaotic “Pinata” is an album standout that momentarily leans to the alternative end of the genre spectrum and seamlessly moves back to metal in the next beat. The title track is a forceful venture that starts off with a pop flair and finishes with Chevelle’s gritty signature riffs. Tracks like the ethereal “Prima Donna” and the dramatic “Envy,” with its slow build and snaring climax, are a direct nod to the band’s attempt at reinvigorating its trademark sound. And “Arise” and “Revenge” are two deliberately poignant cuts that further drive the distinction home. “Hats Off to the Bull” is a solid effort that represents Chevelle’s standing as an underdog and proves it still has some fight left. Here’s hoping this is just the tip of what’s to come. -- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

Top 10 Local Albums at Gallery of Sound 1. Glass Prism: “Resurrection” 2. Young Jeezy: “TM 103 ..." 3. The Black Keys: “El Camino” 4. Nickelback: “Here and Now” 5. Adele: “21” 6. Chevelle: “Hats Off to the

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BEECH MOUNTAIN LAKES

One Burke Dr., Drums - Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for Serento Gardens: March 24, May 19

CAESARS POCONO RESORTS

1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com - 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

ELEANOR RIGBY’S

603 Route 6, Jermyn eleanorrigbys.net - Warped Tour Battle of the Bands: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m., $10-$12 - The Toasters: Feb 20, 7 p.m., $12-$14

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71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - 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 - The Fresh Beat Band: March 21, 3 p.m., 3 & 6 p.m., $32.40-$42.65 - The Best of Second City: March 23, 8 p.m., $28 - K.Vance / Duprees / Drifters: March 30, 7:30 p.m., $37-$58 - NEPA Philharmonic The Music of Gershwin: April 14, 8 p.m., $35.50$73.45 - Red Green Wit & Wisdom Tour: April 17, 7 p.m., $47.50 - Bob Weir: April 27, 8 p.m., $41.85$52.60 - Vicki Lawrence and Mama: May 4, 8 p.m., $25-$45 - Tony Bennett: June 2, 8 p.m., $70$126 - NEPA Philharmonic Tribute to Benny Goodman: June 9, 8 p.m., $35.50-$73.45

MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE

14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe 570.325.0249 mauchchunkoperahouse.com - Last Friday Standup Comedy Event: Jan. 27, 8:30 p.m., $18 - Commander Cody Band w/ Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Feb. 4, 8:30 p.m., $24 - Tusk (Fleetwood Mac tribute): Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m., $23 - Savoy Brown: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $25 - The Allentown Band: Feb. 19, 5 p.m., $15 adults, $10 kids - Splintered Sunlight: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $17 - The Eilen Jewell Band: March 4, 8:30 p.m., $20 - Noel V. Ginnity / Taylor’s Irish Cabaret: March 10, 8 p.m., $27 - Montana Skies: March 16, 8 p.m., $18 - Steve Forbert: March 23, 7 p.m., $23 - Aztec 2-Step: March 24, 8 p.m., $21 - The Denny Siewell Trio: March 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Willy Porter: March 31, 8:30 p.m., $22 advance, $25 day of - Cabinet: April 13, 8 p.m., $18 advance, $20 day of - The Janis Experience: April 14, 8 p.m., $25 - The Janks: April 20, 8 p.m., $18 - Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) / The Great White Caps: April 28, 8 p.m., $20 - Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet: May 5, 8 p.m., $23 - Bennie and the Jets (Elton John tribute): May 12, 8 p.m., $23 - Miz: May 19, 8 p.m., $15

MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - 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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44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Ed Kowalczsyk of Live: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies

- Gilbert Gottfried: March 3, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute) March 17, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Gloriana: April 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies

NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY

201 Vine St., Scranton 570.878.3970 - Maria Dubiel / Charles Havira / Rafael Pimentel / Katie Kelly / Donnie Kirchner / Chuck Silsby / Ed Randazzo: Jan. 27, 7 p.m. $5. All ages, free refreshments.

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - 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 - Glen Campbell: April 19, 8 p.m., $49.25-$54.25 - The Music of Bill Monroe Featuring Peter Rowan & The Travelin’ McCourys: April 22, 8 p.m. - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: June 2, 8 p.m., $32

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

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667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Donna Jean Godchaux Band w/ Jeff Mattson of DSO / Mike Miz: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band / Djorddjevic / Pennicott Duo: Jan. 27, 8 p.m. - Strawberry Jam: Jan. 28, 8 p.m. - Free Music Orchestra: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. - Grip of the Gods / Astorian Stigmata / A Social State: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. - The Idol Kings (Journey & John Mellencamp tribute): Feb. 4, 8 p.m. - Tom Petty Appreciation Band: Feb. 10, 8 p.m. - Suze: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) / The Great White Caps: Feb. 18, 8 p.m. - Miz: Feb. 24, 8 p.m. - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. - Cabinet: March 3, 8 p.m. - Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for Serento Gardens : March 11, April 15, 29, - Zach Deputy: March 23, 8 p.m.

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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 - The Amazing Kreskin: Jan. 29, 2 p.m., $18 - Listen Local ft. Nowhere Slow / Jeanne Zano Band: Feb. 3, 8 p.m., $10 - 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

- As We Whisper / At My Wits End / Call Me Out / Your Turning Point, more: Jan. 27, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of - Shot Heard Around the World: Feb. 11, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at door - Beatlemania Now: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $28-$38 - Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36 - Terror on the Screen: Feb. 25, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of - moe.: March 4, 7 p.m., $27 - Barstool Blackout Tour: March 24, 10 p.m., $22 - Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8 p.m., $28

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3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - SOJA / The Movement / Fear Nuttin Band: 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.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Falling In Reverse / Oh, Sleeper / Skip the Foreplay / June Divided: Jan. 27, 6 p.m. - Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band: Jan. 28, 7 p.m. - Augustana: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. - Jack’s Mannequin / Jukebox the Ghost: Feb. 4, 6, 6 p.m. - Cody Simpson / Jessica Jarrell: Feb. 5, 2:30 p.m. - A$AP Rocky: Feb. 8, 8 p.m. - Above & Beyond Group Therapy Tour: Feb. 10, 8 p.m. - 12th Planet / Kill the Noise: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - The Barstool Blackout Tour: Feb. 14, 9:30 p.m. - Allstar Weekend: Feb. 16, 6 p.m. - Chris Webby: Feb. 17, 7 p.m.


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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 - 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. - The Darkness / Foxy Shazam: Feb. 7,

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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. ELSEWHERE IN PA

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Rise Against: Jan. 29, 7 p.m. - Lady Antebellum: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - 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. - The Devil Wears Prada / Every Time

I Die / LetLive / Oh, Sleeper: March 28, 7 p.m. - DJ Steve Aoki: April 18, 9 p.m.

GIANT CENTER

950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911 - Miranda Lambert / Chris Young / Jerrod Niemann: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - 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.

BETHEL WOODS CENTER Bethel NY www.bethelwoodscenter.org - Leo Kottke: April 14

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 - Falling In Reverse: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m. - The Asteroids Galaxy Tour / Vacationer: Jan. 31, 7 p.m. - A$AP Rocky: Feb. 1, 7:30 p.m. - Nick Carter: Feb. 2, 8 p.m. - The Yardbirds / Vanilla Fudge: Feb. 3, 7 p.m. - The Darkness: Feb. 4, 6, 8 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.

Comedy on display

Comedian Eddie Griffin will perform Sunday, Jan. 29 at Caesars Pocono Resorts (194 Lakeview Dr., Lakeville). Griffin has appeared in a number of films, including “John Q,” “Undercover Brother,” “Scary Movie 3” and “My Baby’s Daddy.” Last year, Comedy Central released “You Can Tell ’Em I Said It,” a performance of Griffin’s standup material, on DVD. For info and tickets, visit CPResorts.com.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 - 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.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

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.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Colin Quinn: Jan. 28, 9 p.m. - Jay Mohr: Feb. 3, 9 p.m. - David Guetta: Feb. 4, 10 p.m.

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Darius Rucker at the F.M. Kirby Center Friday, Jan. 20. See more photos from the show at www.theweekender.com.

Darius' down-home night R E V I E W

By Bill Thomas

Weekender Correspondent

another cover (Hank Williams Jr.’s “Family Tradition”), Rucker didn’t leave the crowd waiting too long before returning for the obligatory encore. Rucker serenaded his fans with an agreeable but unexceptional rendition of his saccharine single, “History in the Making.” Following that, he made a sharp turn into truly impressive territory, capping off the night with one of his most idiosyncratic choices, a uniquely moving reimagining of Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Even more successful a rebranding than Rucker’s take on “The Joker,” “Purple Rain” benefited greatly from the singer’s signature sincerity and distinctive vocals. Indeed, the live setting allowed the natural timbre of Rucker’s voice to shine consistently during the performance, much more so than on his somewhat overproduced, over-polished albums. Arguably a bigger asset than Rucker’s voice was his jovial sense of enthusiasm which largely eliminated the invisible barrier between audience and performer. The closing moment — when Rucker autographed his hat and threw it into the crowd — marked one of the few instances wherein the audience burst into a typical display of rock-star adulation. For the majority of the show, Rucker’s vibrant, sunny style had transported the Pennsylvania crowd to his native South Carolina, making the event feel less like a $92 concert and more like an impromptu, backyard cookout jam-session. W

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WILKES-BARRE — Throughout his career, Darius Rucker has proven adept at crossing genre boundaries, garnering praise both as a member of rootsrock ���90s darlings Hootie & the Blowfish and as a solo act playing country-pop today. He even dabbled in r&b on the oft-forgotten 2002 release, “Back to Then.” During his concert at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Friday, Jan. 20, Rucker’s varied musical interests were on full display as genre boundaries were not so much crossed as blurred repeatedly throughout the night. Before Rucker, up-and-coming singer-songwriter Mallary Hope took the stage to warm up the chilly January night. Her short set blended the confessional lyricism and tender melodies of indie folk with the never-backdown Southern pride of country and climaxed with a fiery cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide,” which got the whole crowd singing. After a brief intermission, the man himself arrived, with backing band Carolina Grey Boys in tow. Rucker’s unpretentious garb of T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap clashed somewhat with the glitzy bank of flashing lights and TV screens behind him. The accompanying bouncy rendition of “Love Will Do That,” however,

served as the hybridizing midpoint, fusing the bright, brash energy of the neon-blazing stage show with Rucker’s more organic, down-home feel-good flair. After the equally upbeat “Alright,” Rucker paused for a moment to greet the crowd and ask if everyone was ready to have fun. And, with his exuberant performance style and warm, never-wavering smile, fun is exactly what he provided. Rucker launched into the Hootie-era hit “Let Her Cry.” With even the most staid members of the audience rising to their feet for this oldie-but-goodie, it proved one of the biggest crowdpleasers of the night. The same could be said of the other two Blowfish tracks trotted out over the course of the 90-minute set, “Hold My Hand” and “Only Wanna Be with You.” Sandwiched between more recent offerings from solo albums “Learn to Live” and “Charleston, SC 1966,” the Hootie songs fit in surprisingly well. For audience members whose leanings may have been more toward one or the other, Rucker’s old and new material alike was akin enough to The Osmonds: A little bit country and a little bit rock ’n’ roll, to satisfy all camps. Ditto for a cover of Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker,” which the country-fried crooner made his own to the point where if you didn’t know it wasn’t one of his originals, you might never suspect otherwise. Though the main set came to a rowdy ’n’ raucous end with yet


WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

movie review

Rating: W

By Pete Croatto

Weekender Correspondent

Extremely condescending & incredibly unpleasant

Oskar Schell (Thomas Horn) and his father, Thomas (Tom Hanks) in a scene from ‘Extremely Loud & Incredible Close,’ which landed a Best Picture Oscar nomination this week.

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tephen Daldry’s “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close,” based on the novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, is intellectually precious and dripping with stylistic hiccups. It needs a director who detests the ordinary, who embraces the grand. Daldry directs as if quirk, like tension or romance, is beloved by the masses. For a movie rushed to theaters so it could be eligible for Oscar nominations (which it did land a Best Picture nod), Daldry’s straightforward approach is expected. It’s funny, then, that everything about “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” is aggressively negative: Its lack of ambi-

tion, its condescending attitude and its unpleasantness. The last trait is astounding since the movie includes Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, two actors whose universal appeal is practically a Constitutional amendment. The actor getting the limelight here is 14-year-old newcomer Thomas Horn. He plays Oskar Schell, an 11 year old who enjoys a special relationship with his father (Hanks). The old man creates elaborate hunts — or “reconnaissance expeditions” — for his shy, awkward son. As part of their twee rapport, the fellas also commiserate over maps in quaint sweet shops and stage

oxymoron battles. Mom (Bullock) wisely stays in the background. Then Oskar’s dad dies in the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks. A year passes. Oskar’s memories start to fade, causing him to venture into dad’s bedroom closet where a vase tumbles from a shelf. That destructive trip leads to a series of clues that convinces Oskar that his father wants him to find something. Equipped with a bizarre organizational system inspired by a John Hodgman diagram, the neurotic Oskar treks all over New York in search of a big clue: Someone named “Black.” Daldry stages the action like a

regular drama. Big mistake. The come and go, though in the film’s world Oskar occupies needs to be final stretch Bullock’s character bigger, wackier — something so proves that she’s a good mother. we aren’t constantly confronted The takeaway message: Indulge with the burden of reality. “Super your kid’s behavior no matter 8” and “Hugo” succeeded behow dangerous or misguided. cause the films looked like story- After all, kids are people who books. “Extremely Loud & Inneed to grieve in their own way. credibly Close” has the visual It’s at this point when the value allure of a “Seinfeld” episode. of “Extremely Loud & Incredibly We never buy anything that hapClose” emerges. Daldry and pens. Magic never blooms. InRoth unintentionally reveal the stead, we keep waiting for Child nation’s true threat. It’s not fear Services — or anyone with a and uncertainty. It is the current muzzle — to appear. generation of coddled, bratty, Oskar, an eloquently verbose flash card-trained little monsters and tortured soul governed by his who never hear “no.” own pretzel logic, cannot exist Read more of Pete’s cinematic under the enchanting spell of musings on whatpeteswatching. realism. Clever and plucky, he’s blogspot.com or follow also an impatient brat who, when @PeteCroatto. not talking like a haughty boy robot, blurts out his fears. We would only get behind Oskar if we could push him off a cliff. Horn delivers a corrosive performance, but I don’t think he has much choice. Oskar, who admits that he was tested for Asperger’s, is clearly a mess. He’s fatherless, pinches himself to the point of bruising and treats his elders like peons. But why can’t someone — Daldry, screenwriter Eric Roth (who penned freakin’ “Forrest After finding a clue in his father’s Gump”) — make the kid tolerable? closet, Oskar goes on an elaborate Hanks and Bullock scavenger hunt in New York.

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Opening this week: “The Grey” “Man on a Ledge” “One for the Money”

Coming next week: “Big Miracle” “Chronicle” “The Woman in Black” “The Inn Keepers”

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(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • “The 39 Steps:” Feb. 2-5, 10-12, 17-19. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. $12 GA, $10 seniors, $8 students. Preview Feb. 2, 8 p.m., $8 GA/seniors, $6 students. From the novel by John Buchan and movie by Alfred Hitchcock. A small cast plays more than 150 roles, recreating the classic tale of an ordinary man caught up in a spy story. Reservations suggested, call.

APPLAUSE THEATRE CO.

(applausetheatre.webs.com, applausetheatre@gmail.com) • Calling All Dancers: Auditions Feb. 11-12, 2-4 p.m., Arts YOUniverse, Wilkes-Barre. 18+ female, male for signature fundraiser event. Be prepared to learn group routine. Music CD +2 minute (max) routine a plus, not mandatory. Event tentatively May 4-5, Scranton. For info, contact choreographer LuAnn at 570.592.5996.

men, ages 18-70. Will be asked to read from script, sides available online. Looking for people to work behind the scenes. Non-equity community production. Show dates in March.

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

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(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.

DIETRICH THEATRE

(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com) • Auditions for “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest:” Jan. 28-29, noon-5 p.m. By appointment only, call 570.996.1511. 4 women, ages 18-50; 12

PENNSYLVANIA THEATER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels:” Jan. 28, 7 p.m.; Jan. 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.

THE PHOENIX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “Bye Bye Birdie” Musical: March 23-April 1.

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. Part of Page To Stage Program. 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.

ularly a man of African-American descent who sings (to play a principal). Call for information. Performances in Feb., March. • “American Stars of Tomorrow”Musical Revue: Feb. 3-4, 7 p.m., Feb. 5, 2 p.m. $12-$14. Show-only performance. Call for reservations.

(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:” through Jan. 29. Parental guidance suggested. Tickets, show times available online.

LITTLE THEATRE OF WILKES-BARRE

(537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 570.823.1875, ltwb.org) • “Forever Plaid:” Jan. 27-28, 8 p.m., Jan. 29, 3 p.m. $18, call to reserve. 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.

MUSIC BOX PLAYERS

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • Auditions for “The Full Monty:” Actors, actresses still needed, partic-

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • “In the Mood:” Jan. 26, 7 p.m., $39.80-$57.70. 1940s musical revue. For tickets, visit ScrantonCulturalCenter.org, TicketMaster.com, call 570.344.1111, 800.745.3000. • The Amazing Kreskin: Jan. 29, 2 p.m. $15. $35 ticket/meet & greet, $50 4-ticket package via box office, 570.344.1111, Ticketmaster.

SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE

(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “Those Fantastic Forties:” Jan. 27, 29, 2 p.m.; Jan. 28, 8 p.m. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/children under 12. W -- compiled by Amanda Riemensnyder, Weekender Intern 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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enelope Lively, author of more than 50 fiction and non-fiction titles, has a reputation for being seamless. Her most recent novel, “How It All Began,” has continued in that progression, revealing her unstoppable ability to keep readers captivated by the art of storytelling. We begin in London with Charlotte Rainsford, a calm and independent retiree in her 70s who has just finished her day. Readers get to know Charlotte at page one, just seconds into an assault. Charlotte is lying on the ground. She has just been mugged and cannot manage to get up. The perpetrators fled, taking her purse and dignity with them. After all, the event forces her to accept that she can no longer live that life of independency. She is both physically and emotionally challenged as a result of the experience and must not only heal the wounds of a shattered hip, but also heal herself by regaining reliance. As a result, Charlotte moves

in with her daughter, Rose, and son-in-law, Gerry. While they seem more than accommodating, Charlotte cannot help but feel as though she is a burden. On her road to self-discovery, Charlotte’s story wanes as readers are given a look into the many other colorful characters in the book. While Charlotte is perhaps the most important, her daughter and her acquaintance Anton — a handsome foreigner attempting to master the English language — often manage to upstage Charlotte. However, one of the most appealing characters is the narrator — a god of circumstance and mishap unseen to the world, but meddling and mucking up the characters’ lives. The omniscient narrator is well aware of the events that will unfold, but like this cast of characters, readers must also blindly move ahead. Overall, the plot is anything but simple. However, even withstanding the many characters and routes this story takes, the characters remain authentic and the events realistic. Lively’s storytelling takes readers from one event that leads to many unfortunate events — all fueled by a chaos theory; specifically exemplifying to readers how one incident can create a ripple effect throughout the lives of many. Lively’s writing comes highly recommended. At first, readers believe all of the characters to be seemingly unconnected, but by the end of the novel, they have become interconnected with each other — finding their own resolutions, which as a work-inprogress continue even after the final page. As a caveat, her wit and ability to hypnotize readers is definite, as you, too, may find yourself reading the entire book in one sitting.

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BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS

5th Annual Ski for the Cure Breast Cancer Awareness Day Feb. 25, Jack Frost Ski Area (1 Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakeslee). Registration 8 a.m. Pledge Ski-A-Thon sheets at jfbb.com. Pink Olympic Race Gates, 8:30-10:30 a.m., medals 2 p.m. Dedicated Runs 11 a.m. $2/every lift pass, proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure NEPA. Drawings, games, giveaways. Info: 570.443.8425 x 2503. 8th Annual Teddy Bear Ball Feb. 11, 7:30-11:30 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Arts Building, Kingston. $5, $2.50 w/new stuffed animal. Food, drink, raffle, music by Jimmy T. Teddy bears go to Edwardsville Fire and Rescue, Kirby House, McKinney Clinic, VRC, Kingston Fire and Rescue, Woman and Children’s Center at Wilkes-Barre General. Info: 570.899.3306.

12th Annual Mardi Gras Celebration Feb. 17, 6-10 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. $65. By United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Doug Smith’s Dixieland All Stars, silent auction, gaming tables, fortune tellers, grand prize vacation at Cove Haven Resorts. Benefits Angel’s Attic. Info: 570.346.0759, uncnepa.org. American Lung Association • Fight for Air Climb: March 24, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. Climb one floor of steps, both up and down. Every participant earns climb T-shirt, higher level prizes. Volunteers needed. For info, registration, sponsorships, visit lunginfo.org/ arenaclimb, call 570.823.2212. Big Brothers Big Sisters • 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake: March 31. 6 different bowling locations. More money raised, more prizes won. Register at bbbsnepa.org. All teams must pre-register. Info: 800.955.4376.

Bowl For Ron 2 Jan. 28, 3-5 p.m., Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $20/bowler, $100/team of 6, includes 2 hours unlimited bowling, shoe rental, large pizza, pitcher of soda per lane. In honor of Ron Milgate (Flynn). Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. For tickets, e-mail teamlife72@yahoo.com, visit WilkesBarre Wegmans Service desk. No tickets sold day of. 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. Celebrity Bartender Happy Hour Jan. 26, 5-8 p.m., El Rincon (69 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). $5. Presented by Allied Services Heinz Rehab and Spanish American Leaders Serving All. Free 2012 Allied Pediatric Calendar. Jim Brogna, Dr. Henry Smith, Brian Benedetti, Donna Diltz, Atty. Enid Harris, Emily Ariel, Linda

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Kohut, Lisa Rozitski, Angel Jirau. Benefits pediatric programs of Allied Rehab, Heinz Rehab. Info: 570.262.3340, 830.8935, 348-1498, AlliedServices.com. Helping Hands Society’s Diamond Drop Feb. 11, 6-11 p.m., Edgewood in the Pines (22 Edgewood Lane, Drums). $35, call 570.455.4958 by Feb. 3. Wine, beer, choice of chicken francaise, roast beef au jus. Lady A & Destiny. Chance to win $2,500 diamond necklace from Howard’s Jewelers, other prizes. 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 benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in memory of Judi H. Perry Hartridge. Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Jack Bordo with Old Friends. Refreshments, cash bar. $40, raffle for pink Fender Stratocaster Mexican guitar, more. Info, tickets: judihrockon.com, 1.800.424.6724.

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Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awareness Night Feb. 11, 7:05 p.m. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins game with Portland Pirates will be dedicated to Eastern Pennsylvania chapter. Chris Kobela will be honored. Portion of tickets will benefit Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter. For info, tickets, contact 570.208.5415, Ekain@wbspenguins.com. Paupack Plunge Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Lighthouse Harbor Marina (969 Rte. 507, Greentown). Must register, provide min. donation $25. Participants walk into water from shore, 10 people/hour. Prizes. Music by Kevin Campion, refreshments. Under 18, guardian signs waiver, is present for plunge. Snow date, Feb. 19. Info: paupackplunge.com, 570.857.0220, paupackplunge@lighthouseharbor.com. Benefits Tafton Water Rescue Team and Ledgedale Dive Team.

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ACROSS 1 Con game 5 Not-so-tall tale 8 Front projection 12 Needing a cane 13 Earlier than 14 Hold sway 15 Intl. cartel 16 Actress Gardner 17 Elevator name 18 Railyard sight 20 Result 22 Every last bit 23 15-Across’ product 24 Gullets 27 And so on 32 - Beta Kappa 33 Vast expanse 34 Blue 35 Unrelenting pest 38 Snakes 39 Storm center 40 Keyboard abbr. 42 Take out of context? 45 Small yellow fruit used in preserves 49 Vicinity 50 “Hail!” 52 Loosen 53 Optimistic 54 Family member 55 Particular 56 Being, to Brutus 57 “Of course” 58 “Piggies”

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Breathe Deep NEPA-LUNGevity Foundation Jan. 29, 1-5 p.m., V.F.W. Anthracite Post (283 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). $10 include beverages, dinner, dessert. For tickets, call 570.690.6111. “We Are Not Saints” Standup Comedy Tour to Benefit Clem-Mar House Feb. 18, 8 p.m., Nesbitt Medical Arts Building (518 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). $20, tickets at Clem Mar House locations (540 Main St., Edwardsville; 2860 SR 309, Dallas), clemmarhouse.org/comedy. Felon O’Reilly, Ian Harvie, Amy Dresner. WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On the Air Benefit Concerts • Fud (John Zavacki): Jan. 28, 8 p.m.-midnight, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore. No Cover.

EVENTS 4th Annual Richie Molinaro’s Rock ’n’ Roll Show, Jan. 28, 2-4 p.m., Laurel Mall (106 Laurel Mall Road, Hazleton). Features There and Back Again, The Fuzzy Park Band, Richie Molinaro and Mr. Lou. Free, seating limited, available on a first-come basis. AAA Travel & Savings Expo Jan. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Woodlands Inn (1073 Hwy 315, Wilkes-Barre). First 50 get $10 Target gift card. Free admission, parking. Prizes. 30 + travel providers, AAA Travel Experts. $5 passport photos. Info: AAA.com/Expo, 888.AAA.TRIP. Choral Arts of Luzerne County (www.choralartslc.org) • Spring Auditions/Rehearsals: Tues., 7-9:30 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston). Openings for sopranos, altos, tenors, basses. New members encouraged at open rehearsal, Jan. 31 or Feb. 7, may sing, audition following week. Music features “Missa Brevis” by Zoltan Kodaly, “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten. Concerts: WilkesBarre, April 28; Hazleton, April 29. Community Medical Center • Asthma Ski Day: Jan. 29, noon-5 p.m., Sno Mountain Ski Resort, Scranton. To register, call 570.969.8986.

Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • Jan. 27, 7-11 p.m., Carl Von Luger Steak & Seafood (Corner N. Washington & Linden, Scranton). With Jim Buckley Jazz Quartet. • Jan. 29, 6-9 p.m., drawing social, AfA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $5; $2 students. Improvisational Ensemble: With Jack Wright, Ron Stabinsky, Bob Ventrello, Tony Marino. 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. A Festival of Choral Works by Zoltan Kodaly Jan. 29, 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Davis & St. Joseph Sts., Easton). Singing Boys of Pennsylvania, Keys-

tone 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. Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • Legislative Update Breakfast: Jan. 25, 7:45-9 a.m., Mea’s Restaurant, Hazleton. $15/members, $20/guests. Reservations required, call 570.455.1509, visit hazletonchamber.org. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce events: • Search Engine Optimization for Your Small Business: Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m., Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton). $35. Jefferson Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. (405 Cortez Road, Lake Ariel, 570.689.2929) events: • Super Bowl Sunday Hot Wing & Pizza Sale: Feb. 5, 1-6 p.m. Wings $6/order, $12/tray regular pizza, $15/tray hot wing pizza. Pre-order by calling 689.2829 or online at 29FireRescue.com. 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. New England Contra Dance Feb. 4, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). No partner or previous experience necessary. Fiddler Ryck Kaiser, pianist Jill Smith, calling by Hilton Baxter. $9/adults, $24/families. Dish-to-pass pot-luck dinner, 6 p.m. Info: 570.333.4007, folkloresociety.org/ dancing. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Scentsy Party/Open House: Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m. Door prizes. Free, come and go as you wish. Refreshments. Unable to make it, go jenniereed.scentsy.us/Home, click on “buy from party” next to New Visions Studio. Northeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Multicare Alliance Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Seminar Feb. 4, 10-11:30 a.m., VFW Post 283 (757 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. Info: 570.592.8378, nepavma@gmail.com.

Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Auditions: Jan. 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. 25, 5-9 p.m., Tunkhannock Middle School; Jan. 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tunkhannock Baptist Church. Call to schedule an audition. 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. • ESL Adult English as a Second Language: Tues., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Non-native speakers at beginning level. Call to register. • Happy 123rd Birthday Osterhout Free Library: Jan. 30, 2 p.m. Cake, trivia, prizes. • Just For the Record: Jan. 30, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring vinyl records to share and discuss. Penn State Wilkes-Barre events: • Administration of Justice Department Open House: Jan. 31, 6-8 p.m., Abram Nesbitt III, Academic Commons. Light dinner, tour. Targeted at students looking to transfer to the program. Registration required, visit wb.psu.edu/admissions, call 570.675.9238, e-mail wbadmissions@psu.edu. 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. $90. Ages 12-18 regardless of race, sex, religious affiliation. For info, call 570.842.9746, visit camppmbc.com. 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: Feb. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Rte. 209, Brodhead-

sville). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. Shalom Scranton (ShalomScranton.org, ShalomScrantonPa@gmail.com) • Technical School Information Session: Jan. 26, 6-8 p.m., United Methodist Church (840 Harrison Ave., Scranton). Free info, programs from various colleges, institutions, on applying to colleges, financial aid, more. All 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. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Pierogie Sale: Feb. 7. $6/dozen. Place orders by Feb. 3, may be picked up Feb. 7, 2-5 p.m., church hall. Call Dorothy, 562.1434; Sandra, 457.9280; Al, 562.3965 or church hall. 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. St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • 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 welcome for potluck supper, 6:15 p.m. Evening prayer, 5 p.m.; rosary, 5:15 p.m.; mass, 5:30 p.m. Arrive at any point. 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

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Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting for Kids: Wed., through March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/ class. • After School Theater Arts: Wed.Thurs., through Feb. 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Middle, high school. Free. Theme is “Life on Mars,” performance Feb. 25, 11 a.m. • Young at Art: Pottery for Preschoolers: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. • All About Pottery & Sculpture: Ages 5-8, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/series of 4 classes. • Pottery & Sculpture Together: Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4. $35. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Quilting for Everyone: Wed., through-March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages. $6/class. No experience required, all materials provided. • Open Studio: Jan. 30-31; Feb. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28; March 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $50/series of 4 classes or $15/class. ❏ Adult Classes: • Decorative Painting: Jan. 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. 26, Feb. 2; Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1; March 8, 15, 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $60/4-class series. All materials supplied. ❏ Special Events: • Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania: Feb. 18, 11 a.m. Free.

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primi frutti di mare alla fra diavlo rock lobster tail, shrimp, clams and calamari, spicy arribiata sauce, hand cut red pepper fettucine half 21, full 36

zuppa di vongole little neck clams simmered in a spicy Pomodoro sauce or steamed in white wine with Italian herbs 10

junior’s bolognese classic ragu of beef, veal, pancetta and pork tossed with thick cut pappardelle half 10, full 14

colossal lump crab stuffed portobello layered with roasted red peppers, baby spinach & asiago, napped with a plum tomato demi-glace 12

ravioli di formaggio fresh pasta pillows filled with Italian cheeses and bathed in fonduta with oven-cured tomatoes half 10, full 16

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 35 Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com. The University of Scranton events: ❏ Schemel Forum Courses, $60/ person, $100/couple. To register, contact 570.941.7816, fetskok2@scranton.edu: • “‘I’m a Big Liar:’ The Films of Federico Fellini:” Mon., Feb. 6-March 12. Film viewing, 5:30-7 p.m.; discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Valley Lodge 499 Soup and Salad Dinner Feb. 18, 4-7 p.m., Four Season’s dining hall (Schooley Ave., Exeter). $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Info: 570.881.4504. Vintage Theater (119 Penn Ave., Scranton, 570.589.0271) events: • Scranton Pecha Kucha Night: Jan. 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Info: twitter.com/ PechaKuchaScran Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue (WagginTailsRescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com, 570.992.4185) • Calendars/Liz Tech pins for sale. Calendar, $15. Liz Tech pins named

“Chance” in honor of dog still looking for home, $44. Help offset costs of shelter heating, animal surgeries. To buy, contact 570.561.1412, wendylynnmiller@hotmail.com, or go to Liz Tech Gallery, East Stroudsburg for pin. 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. • Valentine’s Day Workshop: Feb. 4, 10:30 a.m. 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 • Educational Luncheon: Feb. 8, 11:45 a.m., Twig’s Cafe, Rte. 6, Tunkhannock. Free/members, $10/non-members. Using social media, creating business Facebook pages, more. To reserve, call 570.836.7755 or e-mail Robin@wycc.com.

HISTORY

Luzerne County Historical Society (49 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • Polish Stories and Crafts for Children: Jan. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 4-10. • Polish Costume Embroidery: Jan. 28, 1-3 p.m., “Polish in Luzerne County” exhibit gallery. Discussion, demonstration by Alice Rae Kutish. 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.

LEARNING 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. 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.

Mind games

Renowned mentalist The Amazing Kreskin will appear Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. at the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton).

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Delving into the unique facets of the human mind, The Amazing Kreskin has been performing for more than six decades and has appeared regularly with Howard Stern, David Letterman and Regis Philbin. Tickets are $15, $35 for a meet-and-greet package and $50 for a four-ticket package. They are available at the box office, by calling 570.344.1111, through Ticketmaster and at participating Wal-Mart, Boscov’s and Gallery of Sound locations.

• 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. Ballroom Dancing Class Thurs., 6-7 p.m., Mid-Valley Senior Center, Jessup. $3/class. Taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America Joanne and Ed Samborski. Foxtrot, waltz, swing, rumba, tango, samba, hustle, more. Call 570.489.4415. Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957. 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. • Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. 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. Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick 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. Gallucci Music (224 Wyoming Ave., Scranton, 570.347.1753, GallucciMusic.com) • Clinic Appearance/Performance by Jazz Drummer Marko Djordjevic: Jan.

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open to all. For info, call 346.0759. • Ehrhardts bus trip, tribute to Grand Ole Opry: April 10, leaves Center 9:15 a.m., departs Ehrhardts 3:45 p.m. $55, includes family style lunch.

27, 5 p.m. $5, includes drawing for prizes. 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. ∝ Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info. Gymboree Play and Music (570.208.2908, gymboreeclasses.com) • Sweetheart Parties: Feb. 8, 5:30-7 p.m., Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Themed play on custom equipment, singing, dancing, making Valentines. Children 5 and under, adult must accompany each child. $15/members, $20/nonmembers. Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.0092, Hazletonsartleague.org) • Figure Drawing Class: March 12April 30, Mon., 4-7 p.m. Call 570.453.1337 for info. 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.

Sensory overload

“A Visual Feast” will be on display until Friday, Jan. 27 at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). The show celebrates the talents and visions of the gallery’s Wednesday-night painters. Above, “Jungle-Rama” by Ethan Gerber. For info, call 570.207.1815 or visit artworksnepa.com. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops. Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com) Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment. Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open. 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, 6:308:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/nonmembers, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. ❏ Adult Classes • Basic Drawing: Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/ 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 gracie-nepa.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. Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free,

World Class Boxing (239 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.

MIND AND BODY 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. Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com,

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Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org) ❏ Spring/Summer 2012 workshops: • 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.

St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500): • Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/ class. • Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense techniques to protect from variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10/class.

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WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

DENIM ACCESSORIES DRESSES TOPS HANDBAGS OUTERWEAR SHOES

Winter Clearance Sale

50%-70% OFF All Winter Merchandise

UNITED PENN PLAZA, KINGSTON

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Come join us for a fun filled night of bowling, food and prizes in honor of Ron Milgate (Flynn)!!! Help us honor his memory and support an amazing group that has helped him throughout his life. Cost is $20 a bowler or $100 a team of 6. This price includes 2 hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental, large pizza and pitcher of soda per lane. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

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For tickets please contact Joe Carey at teamlife72@yahoo.com or come to the Wilkes-Barre Wegmans Service desk. (no tickets will be sold the day of the event.)

714-1551

NEPA’S POWERHOUSE BAND

FOR HIGH-ENERGY TOP 40 COUNTRY/ROCK/POP featuring , formerly of Flaxy Morgan + members from X-Country & Abilene!

JEANNE

NOW BOOKING 2012 CLUB/BAZAAR/ PRIVATE EVENTS! CALL 905-1946 or jeannezano@gmail.com www.jeannezano.com

JZB THANKS FANS FOR VOTING THEM WINNERS OF THE SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER’S LISTEN LIVE LOCAL SERIES! UPCOMING SPECIAL PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3....LISTEN LIVE LOCAL SERIES in SHOPLAND HALL Scranton Cultural Center. JZB 8-9 PM and NOWHERE SLOW at 9 P.M. $10 ADMISSION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18.......COUNTRY NIGHT AT BARTOLAI WINERY 2377 Rt. 92, Exeter Twp. 7-10 P.M., LOW $3 COVER! BE THERE BY 7:30 P.M. FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT CERTIFICATE!

FRIDAY, MARCH 16.............ST. PATTY’S DAY BASH AT GROTTO PIZZA & GRAND SLAM SPORTS BAR, RT. 415, HARVEYS LAKE 8:30 P.M.-12:30 A.M. • NO COVER!

Jeanne’s CD “Here I Am” available at all Joe Nardone Gallery of Sound and Wayne’s World locations as well as all her performances and on her website.


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 39 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.

Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898.

Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 1: through Feb. 15. Series 2: Feb. 22-March 28. $60/series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring mat or beach towel. • Kundalini Yoga: Jan. 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.

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.

Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available.

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.

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. 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)

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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.

Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com) • Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve. • Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5. Inner Harmony Wellness

Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, 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) 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. 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. Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor • Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents. • Private Yoga Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour.

Call. The Self Discovery and Wellness Arts Center (Montrose, 570.278.9256 or e-mail wellness@epix.net) • Annual Women’s Winter Retreat: Feb. 18, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $80. Yoga, centered breathing, guided visualizations, goal setting, reiki healing. Paid reservations due by Feb. 14. Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) • Drum Circle: Feb. 5, 2-4 p.m. Reservations required. No experience necessary. Bring drum if you have one, drums will be available. $5. ❏ 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) • 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. 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:

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Letting good times and memories roll

Bowlers honor Ron Milgate’s memory at the first Bowl for Ron last year.

By Amanda Riemensnyder

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sually when we lose someone we love, we want to treasure the moments we have had with our departed friends. Sometimes we do it by remembering the good times and living our life the way we know would make our angels in heaven proud, just like Joe Carey decided to do for Ron Milgate. Carey is the coordinator of Bowl for Ron 2 and part of Team Life, a nonprofit community service group from Wegmans. Carey was friends with Milgate’s brother, Ryan Flynn, and wanted to find a way to honor Milgate. Bowl for Ron 2 will be held at Chacko’s Family Bowling Center Saturday, Jan 28 from 3-5 p.m. The event honors Milgate, who died in 2010 at the age of 43 and had been involved with The Wilkes-Barre Society of the Deaf (WBSD) bowling league. Bowl for Ron 1 raised more than $30,000 for WBSD; this year the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, since the organization played an important role in Milgate’s life. Milgate’s family wanted the proceeds to go to the ACS because it helped him through the rough spots in his journey. “Throughout the years, he developed different types of cancer,” said Carey. “American Cancer Society helped him throughout the years.”

Carey was heavily involved in the first Bowl for Ron, which was held at Chacko’s as well and raised more money than he ever imagined. And Carey made it clear that the night exceeded his expectations, and he never thought the first event would be so successful. “We were completely sold out,” he said. “This was the first time we ever did anything like that.” The reason for having a bowling event to honor Milgate is because bowling was a big part of his life, and he was involved with the WBSD bowling league for most of his life. The event is a way for everyone who knew Milgate to pay tribute to him and have fun at the same time. “The event is doing something he liked to do,” Carey shared. “Me and (Flynn) grew up together. We asked if we could do something to honor his brother.” Carey hopes to see Bowl for Ron carry on for years to come. “We want to do it as many years we can,” he said. “Hopefully when I leave, someone will take over, and this will be a yearly event.” W Bowl for Ron 2, Sat., Jan. 28, 3-5 p.m., Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (195 N. WilkesBarre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $20/bowler, $100/6-person team. Proceeds benefit American Cancer Society. Tickets via teamlife72@yahoo.com, Wegmans (220 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre).


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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 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.

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as they may not be able to adapt to climate change or their habitats are being destroyed. Food sources are also disappearing. The Golden Plover’s main source of food is the cranefly, which cannot survive in warm temperatures therefore causing a problem for the bird. Not only are birds suffering, animals all over the world are suffering from milder climates. We all know the tragic story of the polar bear, which can completely disappear in the wild unless global warming slows. Because of warming temperatures, sea ice is melting; polar bears are dependent on sea ice as they use it to catch prey. In China, the giant panda’s future is uncertain due to a number of threats. Poaching is a menace for these poor pandas, but as bamboo is their main source of diet — one that can be diminished from global warming — they are on shaky ground. The African elephant, a personal favorite, is threatened because their natural habitat is also affected by climate change. Global warming and climate change threaten all species (including us), with loss of habitat, disastrous weather and disease. It’s real, and unless we make some drastic changes, it’s here to W stay.

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 Hickory Run State Park (1137 Honey Hole Road, 570.403.2006) ❏ Winterfest 2012; Feb. 4, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sand Spring Day Use Area. Free. • Animal Tracks Hike: 11:15 a.m. • Ice Safety Demos: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. • Intro to Orienteering: 11:45 a.m., 1:45 p.m. • Ice Fishing Demos: 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. • Intro to Disc Golf: 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. • On-going events: Sled dog team, disc golf and snowshoe demos, children’s games. More info available day of, as some activities may be modified due to weather conditions. Lackawanna Audubon Society • Harvey’s Lake/Sordoni Farms Field Trip: Feb. 18, meet Perkins Restaurant, Dallas, 8:30 a.m. for breakfast or arrive 9 a.m. for trip only. Info:

Northeastern PA Chapter of the Sierra Club • 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 turning 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. Carl’s Beer Tours (CarlsBeerTours.com) • “Sleep No More:” Feb. 25 to McKittrick Hotel (530 W. 27th St., New York). Space was reinvented to present Shakespeare’s Scottish

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. 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. Pride of NEPA meetings on the second Tue. of each month, 6:30 p.m., The Naked Grape Restaurant (15 N. River Street, Plains). All are welcome. For info visit facebook.com/ prideofnepa. 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. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Resolve Infertility Peer Support Group: Last Sun. of month, 6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Contact Jennifer for info, 610.393.8098. W - compiled by Amanda Riemensnyder, Weekender Intern Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375

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ith global warming on the rise and our climate changing more and more every year, one can’t help but think that eventually not all of us are going to be able to keep up. And, not to mention, hasn’t this winter been pretty mild? It’s almost February, and it has only snowed twice. Never mind one of those snow days was all the way back in October of last year. So what species are really hurting from the ever-changing climate? A recent study by the Audubon Society shows that nearly 60 percent of the 305 bird species found in North America in the winter are on the move and cannot keep up with the climate. According to the Audubon Society, these birds have shifted their range north by an average of 35 miles in order to keep to cooler temperatures. The perfect example of birds affected by climate change is the black-andwhite pied flycatcher. These birds are unable to adapt to the warmer northern areas and have decreased by half in the United Kingdom since 1995. According to the “Bird Species and Climate Change — Global Status Report,” global warming has already caused the extinction of approximately 70 species of frogs in Central and South America and is a huge threat to birds

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.

Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Snowshoe Days Free Loaner Program: through Feb. Call for info. • Owl Prowl: Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m., meet Park Office. Indoor session to learn about owl species, outdoor walk. Dress appropriately, warm footwear. Registration required, call. • Animal Tracking on Snowshoes at Hickory Run State Park: Feb. 5, 1-3 p.m., meet Hickory Run State Park Office. If not enough snow to snowshoe (minimum 6 in.), hike. Bring snowshoes or reserve when registering. Registration required, call. Free.

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Special to the Weekender Jeff’s Bitch: Misleading advertising. Boy, does it piss me off. And it’s out of control in the diet/nutrition field. Let’s start with what I consider to be the two most misleading words in the history of advertising: “Up to.” Let me give you an example. You hear about some incredible new diet program that claims you’re guaranteed to lose “up to” 10 pounds in the first two weeks. Well, “up to” could mean you could lose one pound, two, maybe four. It has no literal meaning. Notice they never say “at least” 10 pounds. Lose “up to” four dress sizes! If you only lost one, you’d be disappointed, but technically, it’s still “up to.” How about those protein muscle building supplements that litter all the fitness magazines? Gain “up to” 20 pounds of rock-hard muscle! I wouldn’t bet on anything close to 20 pounds. It’s a wonderfully exciting blanket statement that really doesn’t mean a whole lot. The other big deception is the fine print. Watch any diet commercial or the latest exercise gadget infomercials. As your eyes are mesmerized by the toned, tanned girl in the skimpy bikini who also just happens to be drop-dead gorgeous (just a coincidence, I’m sure), you’ll see in tiny, tiny print at the bottom of the screen a disclaimer that tells you these results are not typical! In other words, you are not going to look like the paid model in the commercial. Do you really think that good looking guy with the chiseled pecs and abs in the Shake Weight commercial really got huge and ripped shaking a dumbbell? Please! But these companies know that we humans want to believe so badly that we still bite on these lame products. We want to believe

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Jeff is shaken up by some of the misleading claims on fitness infomercials. there’s a shortcut. But sadly in the end, it all comes down to controlling calories with a healthy diet and a daily dose of sweat-inducing exercise. No disclaimer needed! Amanda’s Brag: How many times have you heard a girl say, “I have nothing to wear” and “There’s nowhere to shop around here?” Being a chick is tough. We feel hottest when we’re wearing a new outfit, and we love to discover clothes that are unique and everyone won’t be walking around in. While reading a fashion blog a couple months ago, I sort of stumbled upon a U.K. website that was about to expand its availability and start shipping to the U.S. Very.com is full of trendy clothes that have a European flair, and I couldn’t wait to place my first order. The very first week the site went live in the U.S., I ordered a dress for a Christmas party. I waited, waited, stalked the tracking online and finally sucked it up and realized the dress wasn’t going to make it across the pond in time. I was so bummed, but the website was still working out the

Amanda had a ‘very’ good shopping experience.

kinks (considering it just started shipping to the States). This different, sequined, perfectly priced item was lost in the mail. I was really disappointed, so I e-mailed the company and told them I never received my dress. Here’s where this gets awesome. It refunded my money and told me to keep the dress as a gift — once I finally received it. Score! Now that’s what I’m talking about. I ended up wearing the dress on New Year’s Eve and got so many compliments on it. It’s truly a unique piece, and I’ve never seen anything like it. In the end, not only did I discover an awesome fashion website that offers a huge variety of trendy, fashion-forward clothes at reasonable prices, but its customer service rocks too! The impressive customer service is keeping me coming back for more! Check out very.com, the shipping is cheap, and hopefully you’ll get your purchase on time — either way, it’ll be well worth the wait! W Hear Jeff and Amanda Bitch & Brag Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on 98.5 KRZ.

Apology No. 69

ear Mom & Dad, I learned a lot of valuable life lessons when I lived in Los Angeles, such as never take the bus after it gets dark, a subscription to roommate.com is likely to lead to your first staph infection and declining an offer to participate in a three way will result in revenge. After getting evicted from my apartment because my roommate was using our rent money to nurture his drug addiction, I was left homeless in Hollywood. “You can stay with us as long as you’d like,” offered the mother of a girl I interned with. Since the girl’s mother was a professional Bette Midler impersonator who ran around the house singing “The Wind Beneath My Wings” all day, and I was stuck bunking with the maid, I decided to just move back home. “You can’t leave!” insisted my friend David, who was spending his summer as an intern for the talent agency that discovered Megan Fox. He was crashing on a friend’s couch, but offered to get an apartment with me if I would stay. I agreed, even though the only apartment I could find for a reasonable price had us sharing a bedroom off the campus of UCLA that barely fit our bunk bed. We had no TV, Internet, air conditioning or privacy! It was a bonding experience for the first week, but then we just fought like crazy because we were trampling on top of each other. When my high-school friend Kim came out to visit us, we thought it would be great to have other people to interact with. “Justin!” David screeched with excitement when we were all out partying. “Before I go back to Michigan,

Justin put a stop to a three way with his roommate before it even started.

We got into a fist fight over me killing his ridiculous erotic fantasy. I really want to have a three way! I asked Kim, and she’s in!” “F--k no!” I shouted. “She’s like my sister.” We got into a fist fight over me killing his ridiculous erotic fantasy. The next morning, Kim went to the beach while David and I slept in. When we woke up, I hopped in the shower to meet her. When I came out, I noticed David’s bags were gone. He moved out, leaving me a note that read “Payback’s a bitch!” David may have moved out on me when I was in the shower to show me payback’s a bitch because I wouldn’t have a three way, but what he would soon find out is that I’m a bitch when it comes to payback! Love, Justin W


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Kildare’s seafood stew is part of the restaurant’s ‘Endless Stew’ promotion. Below, the vegetable stew. IRISH BELLIES ARE SMILIN’ Kildare’s Irish Pub (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton) will offer its “Endless Stew” special until Sunday, Feb. 12. The all-you-can-eat promotion is $10.99 (or $12.99 with a salad) in your choice of Guinness, hunterstyle chicken, vegetable or seafood stews. Each stew comes over mashed potatoes; Guinness features slowly braised beef with farmhouse vegetables in a Guinness gravy, while chicken includes grilled chicken, carrots, potatoes and onions simmered in a creamy chicken broth with crispy onions. The vegetable option features fresh vegetables, northern and garbanzo beans, potatoes and herbs in vegetable stock, and seafood includes shrimp, clams and salmon with fresh vegetables in an herbed tomato broth. For more info, visit kildarespub.com or call 570.344.4030

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Kildare’s cousin, Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (7011 Shoppes Blvd., Moos-

ic) is celebrating lobster month with a new in-house special featuring Canadian hard-shell lobster every day. The lobster is also available for sale in the fish market. Kildare’s and Doc Magrogan’s are owned by Dave Magrogan. For more info, visit docmagrogans.com or call 570.342.3330. ‘FOR GOD’S SAKE, A POT OF SMALL ALE’ Tickets for Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s 11th annual fundraiser, The Taming of the Brew, go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. via bte.org. The event is Saturday, April 14 from 7-11 p.m. at Caldwell Consistory (150 Market St., Bloomsburg) and features microbrews, food, entertainment and more. Tickets are $75. Visit tamingofthebrew.org for more info. W Send food and drink news or In the Kitchen suggestions to nmascali@theweekender.com or call 570.831.7322.


POETIC 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. 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. 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. King’s College Events: (133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, www.kings.edu) • Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop: Feb. 1, 3:30 p.m., Room 117, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center. Informal workshops open to public. Free.

University of Scranton • Donations Sought for Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual spring book/plant sale. All used titles; hardcover, paperback, children’s books, cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction. Videos, CDs, cassettes, records, tag sale items. Drop-off boxes on Monroe Ave. side of Library until April 25. Info: 570.941.4078.

Opening reception Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net) • “Altered State?” Juried Exhibition: through Feb. 26. 59 works by 43 artists. 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. • “David Bender:” Feb. 3-March 29. Opening reception Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m. Sculptures, drawings.

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.

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. • “Excavation” Photographs by Gary Cawood: through Jan. 31.

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.

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.

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. Kallianiotis: through Jan. 28. • “Paul McCrone Retrospective:” Feb. 2-24.

Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m. • “Sacred Birch: Paintings by Koval Grippo:” Feb. 3-March 2. Lecture,

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College (570.945.8335, keystone.edu/lindergallery) • Photographs by Jennie Barrese: Feb. 5-March 9. Artist’s reception Feb.12, 4-6 p.m., public invited. Artist presentation Feb.13, 9:45 a.m., Fireplace Lounge, Hibbard Campus Center. Digital manipulation of photos to produce unusual composites. 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: through March 4. 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. • 2012 Northeast PA Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition: through Feb. 12. Award-winning work by junior, high school students. 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. • “The Examined

Life,” paintings of everyday life in different media: Feb. 3-25. Artist reception Feb. 3, 5-10 p.m. Free refreshments. Work by Mike Carson, John R. Kolbek, Ka-Son Reeves, Kevin Schappert, Alison Schmidt, Megan Tucker, Beth Tyrrell. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)

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:” through Feb. 23. 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:” through March 11. Organized by George Eastman House. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) Gallery hours: Wed., 6 p.m.-midnight; Thurs.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. • “Inside for Details:” through Feb. Opening reception and live work creations Feb. 3, 6-9 p.m. Live performance art pieces begin 9 p.m. Visual and performing arts. Wayne County Arts Alliance (waynecountyartsalliance.org, 570.253.6850) ❏ Sunday Night Cinema: “Reel Times: Films of History and Imagination,” through March 4, 8:15 p.m., Cinema 6 Theater (Route 6 Mall, Honesdale). $5/person. 570.390.4420. • “Women Without Men:” Jan. 29. 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. Scenic landscapes, wildlife, macro photographs by Crystal Wightman of Swoyersville. Info: kings.edu, crystalwightman.com.

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-- compiled by Amanda Riemensnyder, Weekender Intern 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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Lizza Studios (900 Rutter Ave., Suite 10, Forty Fort, 570.991.6611, betsy@lizzastudios.com) • On display: A private collection of work by Czech artist Colini.

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.

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:” through March 4. 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.

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Feb. 3, 5 p.m., Brennan Hall. Reception will immediately follow, 6-8 p.m. at the gallery. Both open to public, free. Abstract painting workshops offered, school and community groups should call to schedule.


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s January starts to show signs of snow, I’m sure you’re all wondering just what to wear when the icy walkways are slippery and wearing Ugg boots are no longer an option for your date-night out. Well, that’s not at all what I’m going to tell you. Fashion never promises to be practical, and in fact, I’ve suffered many times from Mother Nature because I refused to confine to what the weather outside was doing. While it may seem silly, the hottest trend for this winter season are wedge ankle boots which do not offer much protection from the snow. But as impractical as these shoes are, they do have some benefits that might have you forgiving their less-than-ideal appeal as winter wear.

Since they are big and bulky, worn with skinny jeans or leggings they give the impression of longer legs, a great illusion tool for petite girls. This trick works particularly well with black pants and black shoes. While they can be slippery to walk in during these snowy months, one thing I can promise about these shoes is that they are incredibly comfortable. That may be why this season is favoring them more than any other shoe. Wedge ankle boots are designed to evenly distribute the weight of your feet, so they have enough balance you can keep them on all day, without having to worry about aching feet at the end of the night. In fact, take this from experience: You can even run in them. But I wouldn’t suggest doing so through the snow … W

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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) We get nervous about telling the truth when our gut says it won’t be well received, no matter how much the person we’d tell it to claims otherwise (“You can tell me anything!”). Everyone’s been burned by someone who said they’re cool with whatever — and then freaked out when they heard what actually came out of your mouth. That shouldn’t stop us, though. The truth is the truth, and how people react to it is their problem, not yours. Even if you don’t like what that reaction is, isn’t it better to discover that now than learning what a hypocritical douche they are, later? PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Gray areas are kind of your specialty, but your long practice living in those zones doesn’t necessarily make them easier to navigate. When asked to help clean up someone’s mistake, your admirable first instinct is to, of course, do so — until you consider the wider consequences, like, does helping them fix this mess implicate you in it? Will you now be blamed for enabling their screw-ups? These are all worthy considerations, but ultimately don’t get too into your head about it. Trust your gut. If your instincts say steer clear, then do so. If they say dive in and do what you can, then bombs away!

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Everyone has stuff they do that they don’t notice doing, including you. Having someone hold up a mirror and point out these habits may not be a particularly pleasant experience, especially if the habits are unflattering, but it can still be a useful one. It’s always better to hear from someone that you’ve got spinach in your teeth than to discover it when you get home, knowing it was there all day. Be grateful, not annoyed, when someone points out this stuff, even if they do so maliciously. This kind of self-knowledge will only make you cooler, better and stronger. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) It’s totally natural and understandable to hope that the next time you run into your ex, they’re fatter, shabbier or otherwise worse off than when you two were together. But all that energy you’re wasting wishing them ill is doing you absolutely no good. How, after all, does your life improve when theirs suffers? Imagine what you could accomplish with all that energy if you could just move on and forget them instead. Don’t spare them a thought unless they happen to be standing right in front of you. Easier said than done, I know, but this

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week you should be able to at least make progress in this department. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) You may not be able to spin straw into gold, but many of your problems and woes can be transformed — into comedy. There’s not a lot you can do about some of the shit that goes down in your life, but figuring out ways to laugh at and about it is something you’re certainly capable of. That’ll make these burdens so much lighter. Of course, being able to chuckle at this stuff will involve taking yourself much less seriously, but you can handle that, can’t you? Try sharing these trials and tribulations with others, in such a way that they can laugh with (or perhaps, lovingly, at) you. That will, curiously, make them easier for you to handle, too. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Accidents happen, and even if people freak out in the moment, while their emotions are running away with them, they should be able to get to a more rational place once they’ve calmed down. Offer them that chance, before you give them hell for their initial overreactions. You, of all people, should know how it is to lose control while in the grip of a powerful feeling, so be the rational, understanding and experienced one here, and practice patience and tolerance. Wait for their real, considered, more-thoughtful response before you engage. Everyone will be happier that way.

LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Trust is delicate. It’s incredibly difficult to repair after it’s been shattered. Even once patched up, it’s more fragile than before and can’t take rough treatment. You need to take special care around it, like shielding an injured body part from activities that would subject it to needless strain and cause re-injury. Yes, that’s extra work and not likely to be easy, but it’s necessary and obligatory in these circumstances. If you’re not able or willing to do that, you should probably make your exit now before you cause pain that could and should be avoided. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Being loving and generous is always appropriate as long as there isn’t a terribly selfish agenda behind it. Do try to spread the good cheer and affection (while of course remaining perceptive about how it’s being received). And don’t let naysayers tell you that you ought to be feeling otherwise or being vindictive or petty (like they probably would). Your ability to push past those kinds of emotions and remember all the good stuff is a special one. Keep exercising it. What goes around comes around — which means you, too, will soon receive kindness and understanding when you least expect (or feel you deserve) it. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Sometimes just the fact that you’re even asking a question is an answer in and of itself. There are some things you should just know, and if those pieces of the puzzle are still missing at this point, it means it’s

forming up into a completely different picture than what you anticipated. That might mean some real life readjustment that’s better accomplished sooner than later. Don’t keep trying to jam pieces into spaces they don’t fit into, just so this puzzle will turn out the way you hoped. Figure out what it’s actually going to look like, and plan around that — whether you like it or not. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Some betrayals, while still brutally painful, have their roots in good intentions. Perhaps the person who (maybe inadvertently) stabbed you in the back had their eyes on the big picture instead of just your best interests and was trying to do right by everyone involved. It’s incredibly difficult to separate yourself from your pain and try to see things as they do, but please try. Context and long-term repercussions matter more here than your immediate personal suffering. If you can see what they saw, you’ll be more inclined to forgive — you might, surprisingly, even be glad you took one for the team. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Having blown the lid off many a minor cover-up yourself, you should know that secrets don’t keep. Sooner or later, the truth comes out. Your experience tells you that sooner (except sometimes in the case of children who are too young to know some stuff) is always better than later. You also know that ’fessing up is always received more open-mindedly than a guilty admission after someone’s snitched, so please consider that route. What you’ve done isn’t all that bad, after all — but it’ll seem much worse coming from someone else’s mouth or after you’ve been caught in a lie. Go do what you’re good at: Tell the truth, already. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Don’t ever begrudge yourself joy. Like everyone, you deserve to be happy. Try to minimize its potential negative impact on others, of course — but don’t deprive yourself in order to spare someone from feeling jealous or upset. That’s their baggage, not yours. Be compassionate but not masochistically stupid. Downplaying the fun you’re having or your good luck in order to keep from rubbing it in someone’s face is one thing. Denying yourself the good fortune or joy that comes your way is quite another. It’s what you’ve got coming, so (quietly, if you must) enjoy it as much as you possibly can. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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FORD `95 F150 4x4. 6 cylinder.

Automatic. 8 ft. modified flat bed. 90k miles. Runs great. $4,900 (570) 675-5046 Call after 6:00 p.m.

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 `99 M3with Convertible

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

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

GTRedCONVERTIBLE with black top. 6,500 miles. One Owner. Excellent Condition. $17,500 570-760-5833

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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

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)

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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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

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LEXUS `98 LS 400 Excellent condition,

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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

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FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

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Kit Car $9,000 (570) 655-4884 hell-of-adeal.com

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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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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MERCEDES 1975 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

Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $1,300 or best offer 570-362-3626 Ask for Lee

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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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

HYOSUNG157`04 COMET 250. Miles.

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

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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. $12,500 570-575-5087 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

CADILLAC `99 ESCALADE 97k miles. Black with beige leather interior. 22” rims. Runs great. $8,500 Call 570-861-0202

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

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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

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

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SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

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Growing company seeks dynamic manager for loan servicing department. Individual must possess excellent communication and writing skills, ability to manage, coach, and inspire a department of 15 to 20 people. Experience in Customer Service, general knowledge of IT, consumer collections, FDCPA, skip tracing, and Excel. Individual must possess high energy and have the ability to motivate staff. Schedule flexibility required. Salary plus generous bonus structure. Blue Cross PPO/ Disability/Life Insurance/401k + match/ Discount Travel Please email or fax resume to hr@sundance vacations.com or 877-329-7861

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

DIESEL MECHANIC/ ROAD TECHNICIANS

Immediate opening for full time diesel mechanics/road technicians. 1st/2nd/3rd shifts available. WilkesBarre area. Must have own tools, PA class 8 inspection license preferred but not necessary. Competitive wage/ benefits. 401k. Call now: 570-592-0088

539

Legal

LEGAL SECRETARY

Full time for Kingston based general practice. Experience necessary. Please send resumes to: c/o Times Leader Box 2885 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Logistics/ Transportation

CDL-A DRIVER

Gas field/landscape drivers plus hands on labor required. Operate dump trucks & load equipment on lowboy. Deliver to job site. Must operate skid steer excavator, hydro-seed truck, etc. Will plow in winter. Must have clean driving record and pass drug test. Top Wages Paid. Call Harvis Interview Service @ 542-5330. Leave message. Will send an application. Or forward resume: varsity.harvis@ gmail.com Employer is Varsity, Inc. No walk-ins. EOE

542

Logistics/ Transportation

DRIVERS CDL-A DRIVE WITH PRIDE. Up to $3,000 sign on bonus for qualified drivers. CDL & 6 months OTR experience required, USA Truck 877-521-5775 www.usatruck.jobs GENERAL

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS

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

545

Marketing/ Product

TELEMARKETING

Our Call Center is expanding in Wilkes-Barre. Immediate openings for day & night shifts. Excellent base rate + lucrative bonus plan. Call 570-825-9402

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548 Medical/Health

Community Home Supervisor Full Time to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a community home in the Nuangola area. Supervisory Experience is necessary, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671 Drug free workplace EOE

IT HEALTHCARE RECRUITER

National Organization

Experience and understanding of the IT Healthcare Industry preferred. Meet business hiring targets in a timely fashion providing innovative solutions for hardto-fill requirements. Develop and maintain relationships within the industry while staying current with best practices. Competitive base salary plus incentive compensation. Apply to: c/o Times Leader Box #2920 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250 or email to: hcitrecruiter@ aol.com

548 Medical/Health

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

Prior experience delivering & instructing on Medical Equipment & Supplies. Full time position, requires some on call. Must be detail oriented, good verbal & written skills a must. Resumes to info@caregivers america.com or 674-8500.

RNS

Needed immediately. Full time, part time & per diem positions. Covering Luzerne & Lackawanna counties. Competitive salary, mileage reimbursement. Pleasant working conditions. For interview call Superior Health Services at 570-883-9581

Lakeside Nursing Center is looking for: •R.N.s for Full Time 7am-3 pm •R.N.s every other weekend 7am-3pm •C.N.A.s for Part Time 3pm-11pm PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON 245 Old Lake Road Dallas, PA 18612. Call (570) 639-1885 for directions. E.O.E.

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Production/ Operations

FABRI-KAL CORPORATION

Full-time positions with competitive compensation and benefits. For Hazleton & Mountaintop Plants

•Industrial Electrician •Maintenance Mechanic •Material Handler/ Forklift

EEO Employer Drug & Alcohol Testing and background checks are conditions of employment. Apply in person Mon-Fri 8am-5pm By mail to: Fabri-Kal Corp. HR Dept 150 Lions Drive, Hazle Township PA 18202 By FAX 570-501-0817 Email – hrmail@hazleton. f-k.com

560 Quality Assurance/Safety

QUALITY CONTROL

Manufacturer seeks inspector to test, analyze, maintain, compare and submit reports to achieve highest quality standards. Send resume: c/o The Times Leader Box 2910 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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Sales/Retail/ Business Development

NOW HIRING: AUTO SERVICE TECHNICIANS Gateway Ford in Tunkhannock is expanding and we need 2 Experienced Technicians to join our service team. We offer health insurance, paid vacation and ford certified training. Call 570-836-3135 Email gtwford@epix.net Ask for Paul

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569 Security/ Protective Services

SECURITY OFFICERS

630 Money To Loan

600 FINANCIAL 610

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

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Join Vector Security Patrol and become a name on a winning team. We have career opportunities for Security Officers and those wishing to begin a career in the security field with openings for Part Time hours in Wilkes-Barre and Noxen. Previous security experience a plus. EOE 800-682-4722

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506 Administrative/ Clerical

506 Administrative/ Clerical

Full Time Receptionist/ Administrative Assistant PA Real Estate Investment Trust, a publicly held real estate and development firm, seeks a Full Time Receptionist/A.A. to support the management team at Wyoming Valley Mall in WilkesBarre Township. Duties include, but not limited to filing, telephones/customer service/gift card sales, general secretarial duties, ordering office supplies, maintaining contact with tenants, employees and contractors in the field, maintaining employee files, and interaction with other departments. This position requires a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience. Candidate must be very proficient in MS Office & Windows, (Word, Excel, etc); must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills; be able to work independently; be flexible, and highly organized, and be able to handle multiple work assignments and direction from multiple departments. Familiarity with Certificates of Insurance a plus. Aptitude and willingness to learn other computer programs also desired. Send resume with salary history to: WYOMING VALLEY MALL MANAGEMENT OFFICE 29 Wyoming Valley Mall Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 Attn: Charles D. Balko email balkoc@preit.com NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. EOE

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

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Other

700 MERCHANDISE 702

Air Conditioners

AIR CONDITIONER WINDOW, $25. 570-779-1215 AIR CONDITIONERS: 5 For $150. Call 570-362-3626

708

Antiques & Collectibles

COINS: Buffalo nickels, 1 roll from the 20’s &30’s. All have dates, some mint marks. $40. 570-262-0708

Line up a place to live in classified! NORMAN ROCKWELL 13 cups, 6 plates, boxes for all. $20. 570-474-6028

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Other

Immediate openings for part-time work in Dallas and Laflin Local manufacturing plant Up to 22.5 hours per week Flexible shifts and days Shifts pay $10.15/$10.40/$10.46 per hour Must be a minimum of 18 years of age

Employment applications can be obtained at:

Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc. 2211 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA 18612 548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

MERCY CENTER NURSING UNIT, INC. Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc., a Long Term Care facility, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Mid Atlantic Community, is committed to the care of the elderly in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing settings. Mercy Center Nursing Unit, Inc. is seeking the following positions:

NURSING CNA

3-11 Part Time- 6 days per pay-EOW 5-9 Part Times-EOW Per Diems Available All Shifts

LPN

Per Diem All Shifts

PERSONAL CARE NURSE AIDE

Per Diem Available All Shifts

DIETARY

PM Dishwasher Competitive salary and compensation package which includes health insurance including Vacation, sick time and personal days, 403B retirement, credit union, tuition reimbursement. Partial Benefits available for part-time employees. If you are interested in joining a compassionate and professional organization, fax resume to 570-674-3132; email to: hresources@mcnu. org, apply in person at Mercy Center, Lake Street, Dallas; or call 570-675-2131 ext. 378. Mercy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employers


Antiques & Collectibles

PIANO Livingston upright player piano, pump style with approximate 35 music rolls. Ground level removal. $125. 570-479-2322 SEWING MACHINE. (1) Singer Vintage factory with sewing table $25. OBO. (1) Singer touch & sewing machine with sewing table. $20 OBO 570-824-7314 STAMP collecting supplies, black backed mounts, individual stamp sizes as well as strips, retails over $125 sell for $50. Old stamp collecting catalogues 1981 us SPECIALIZED $15. 1981 us., un., bRIT., cOMMONWEALTH 415. 1983 us., Canada, Gr. Britain & Commonwealth, UN $15. all excellent condition. 3 for $40. 570-823-6035

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Appliances

DISHWASHER, portable, Kenmore, black with butcher block top, $200. 570-333-4494 DRYER GE electric white 6 cycle inside light $50. 570-902-5598 ELECTRIC RANGE SEARS KENMORE 30” SMOOTH TOP, SELF CLEANING. $150.00 570-763-9874 MICROWAVE. GE. Countertop, white. 1.4 cf, 1100 watts. Like new $35. 570-474-6028 STOVE: GE self cleaning electric, almond $100 OBO. GE self defrosting refrigerator, almond $200 OBO. Hotpoint washer, white 4150 OBO. 570-693-1304

710

Appliances

WASHER/DRYER Kenmore Elite. White. FRONT LOAD. Like new. Electric dryer. Storage drawer on bottom of each. $800 for both 570-261-5120

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Baby Items

BABY ITEMS: Baby crib/toddler bed, white no mattress $30. Snap & go $25, Travel System with 2 bases great condition $70. 570-693-3028 BABY SWING Graco, with comfort care, excellent condition $45.740-1392 BABY WALKER Baby walker with lights & music, hardly used $25. 570-735-6527. CHILD CARRIER Kelty Kids FC 3.0 frame child carrier like new! $100. 570-333-0470 WALKER/RIDER with seat, basket, adjustable handles, blue & black $60. East set pool, kit 10’x30” pump included, includes ladder $50. 570-852-3474

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Building Materials

FAUCET kitchen sink Chrome. Pullout sprayer. 1 handle for hot & cold. 1 year old. Nice. $40. 570-606-6624

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KITCHEN CABINETS 10’ with counter top & sink $400. 30” bath room cabinet with sink $50. 570-301-8200

WASHER & DRYER $100.00 570-855-5803

SINK, bathroom, blue with hardware. $30. 570-825-2599

566 Sales/Business Development

566 Sales/Business Development

AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANTS Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No experience necessary)

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

730

Computer Equipment & Software

COMPUTER. Dell optiplex GXa and large computer desk. All for $60 570-344-1207

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

PRINTER HP Photosmart 2570 all in one series, extra ink cartridges, cables $75. Logitech keyboard, mouse, cables $20. Westinghouse L1928 NV 19’ LCD flat panel monitor $100. 570-287-4905

724 Cellular Phones

732

MEMORIAL SHRINE LOTS FOR SALE

APPLE IPHONE 4 S Brand new with

64GB Memory and Apple iPad 2, 64GB with wifi-3g this are factory unlocked with Complete accessories (Well packed & sealed in original company box) and can be used with any network provider of your choice Email: order@tradebitlimited.com or skype: wg.fields for more information.

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Clothing

CLOTHING, women’s size 14. 3 pair slacks & 2 skirts, $10. Large, 10 tops and 1 skirt, $20. Like new. 570-474-6028 COAT Andrea Viccari black leather 3/4 length coat, XL $60. Penquins duffel bag, red/black $30. 570-852-3474

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COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 COATS: girl’s winter coats size mediumlarge 20 available $10 each. Ladies black leather coat size small $99.99 570-735-5087 FUR COAT full length natural chrystal fox fur, size mediumlarge, shawl collar $800 or best offer. 570-457-6472 FUR COAT, long ma made approximate size 14, beautiful, must see asking $60. 570-779-1977 JACKETS new, never worn , with tags & bag, Dennis Basso black faux fur pelts size 2x-3x $75. Denim embroidered light blue jacket, new, never worn size 2x-3x $35. 570-779-1215 JEANS men’s LL Bean Denim - flannel lined, never worn 38wx30l $25. 570-735-5274 PURSE, Gucci tote style medium size, excellent condition $325. Ladies leather jacket, color cognac, size XL $125. 288-4451

Exercise Equipment

EXERCISE BIKE, ergometer, arm action, computer, fan wheel, excellent condition $30. 570-735-0436 GYM Home Weider $125. 570-829-2599 PROFORM 825 elliptical exercise machine, great computerized settings $75. 762-4914 PROFORM BIKE & ELIPTICAL CROSSTRAINER PLUS PROFORM CROSSWALK (TREADMILL) 380 $250.00 570-829-2628 TOTAL GYM 1700 Like New. $100. 570-262-6052 TREADMILL Pro Form-995SEL Spacesaver. Folds up when not in use. Includes Inter-Active I-Fit Workout Program, Handheld weights. Internet connectable. Excellent condition. $275. OBO.570-333-5298

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Furnaces & Heaters

COAL STOVE Harman insert with accessories, 3 year old stainless steel chimney liner with cap. All for $500. Dimensions of coal stove 23 ½ H x 26 ¾” W x 10 ½” D. Plate will cover standard fireplace. 570-574-4816 HEATER, tower quartz, electric, $15. 2 Hoover vacuum cleaners $30 each or $50 both. 570-825-5847 HEATER. Hot water. Gas, 40 gallon tank. GE, 2 years old. $150 firm. 570-7791215 after 6pm

744

Furniture & Accessories

BAKER’S RACK green metal with 2 wicker baskets for storage. Excellent condition, asking $100. Large living room lamps (2) brass base with cream colored shade, brand new asking $30 each or $50 for pair. 570-239-6011. SCHOOL DESK $20. 570-825-5847

744

Furniture & Accessories

746

BED FRAME & metal headboard, blue, twin size. FREE. 570-235-6056 BEDFRAME cherrywood headboard queen size. New, moving, used 3 months paid $400 selling for $100. 570-654-1691 BEDROOM FURNITURE: Hardwood Bunk Beds. Can be set up individually. $125. 2 Chest of Drawers, $50. 570-362-3626 BRAND NEW P-TOP QUEEN MATTRESS SET!! Still in bags! $150!! MUST SELL!! Call Steve @ 280-9628!! COUCH medium brown. Excellent Condition. $75. 570-603-9597

Wanna make a speedy sale? Place your ad today 570829-7130. ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 56wx71h, glass doors, 2 lights, $200. 570-735-5482 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 63.5”h x 53”w. Looks brand new . Must see, asking $100. 570-235-6694 ENTERTAINMENT center solid oak, leaded glass door, 2 shelves, large bottom drawer, solid brass handles, 26” TV opening, like new $100. 592-4858 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER: Solid light oak. 54”W x 48”H with opening for TV of 28” x 28”. Vertical shelves 24”W x 48”H with glass door. Solid door storage under TV opening. $150. Call 570-991-5300.

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 ROCKING CHAIR wood with blue seat cushion & back. clean & well taken care of in a smokefree home. Excellent condition & works perfect. $90 570-824-3310 SOFA & LOVESEAT floral print, good condition. $200. for both or best offer. 570-466-8756 SOFA /floral Broyhill, excellent condition $185.570-740-1392 SOFA BED LIKE NEW - $250.00 570-829-2628 VANITY with mirror & 2 glass shelves. Excellent condition. $25.. Adult walker. Like new. $15. 570-735-6527.

Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

WEST PITTSTON INDOOR

758 Miscellaneous

766

MANICURE TABLE professional salon with dust vest storage drawers both side grey $50. SEWING MATERIAL Quilted large rolls assorted colors .05 & .10 each 570-902-5598

EPSON workforce 500 printer new in box 5 featuresprint/scan/copy/fax/ photo including. cable retail $90 sell for $35. 819-4951

MINI BIKE ‘07 Baja Warrior recoil start (like a lawn mower) top speed 25 mph. for off road use only. $450. 472-3440 PING PONG TABLE asking $40. 570-825-5847

605 4th St. between Atlantic & Philadelphia Ave. Thurs., Fri., Sat. January 26, 27, and 28 9am - 5pm

INDOOR YARD SALE Everything from toys to jewelry, crystal & collectible. Cash only please.

750

Jewelry

TENNIS BRACELET 10kt gold diamond & onyx tennis bracelet. $399. 570-735-5087

754

Machinery & Equipment

SNOW THROWER 21” SINGLE STAGE. WORKS VERY WELL. $125.00 570-763-9874 SNOW THROWER. Snow Joe. Brand new, never used. $85. 570-779-4246

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275 COMFORTERs, (2), twin plaid $30. 570-829-2599 CORNING WARE roaster, baking dishes with lids, much more. $125. New Brevetti deep fryer from tv shopping show $35. New Wolfgang Puck bistro hand stand mixer with stainless steel bowl, color red $25. Pressure cooker Bravitte used once, like new $50. LA-MACHINE food processer $15. 570-779-1215 DISHES, service for 8, plus extras. Delicate pattern with silver edge. Barely used. Perfect condition. $200. 570-347-2830

RECORDS: FREE 33’S 45’S SOME 8tracks & cassettes call 570-905-4405 SEWING machine Singer in cabinet, attachments + 18 discs for various patterns $50. 570-474-6028 STEAM CLEANER/ FLOOR, super power, Euroflex $65. 570-740-1392

Looking for that special place called home? Classified will address Your needs. Open the door with classified! TIRES/snows 4- 13” $160. 2 - 185/75r/14 $95. 2 - 2-205/70r /14 $105. 2-225/75R /15 $125. 2-215/65r /15 $125. 2-205/70r /15 $125. 2-195/65r /14 $110. All season 2-265/70r/17 $150. 570-969-1481 TIRES: 4 matching Bridgestone Blizzak 16” Studless DM-Z3 snow tires. 225/ 70R16 102Q -Used 3 seasons on 4WD Hyundai. Good tread . Purchased from Kost Tire for $600. Selling now for $150. 371-3699 VHS MOVIES children’s Olsen twins 3 pack $20. 5 Disney movies $5. each. HONDA CAR RIMS 4 pair 15” will fit any model Accord, Civic & Del-Sol cars. Brand new $250. or OBO. 570-239-6011 WHEELS AND TIRE SET (4) factory 5 spoke with good mounted tires for Ford Windstar p21565r16 $250. 570-696-2212

Office Equipment

FAX MACHINE Excellent. Sacrifice. $50. 570-540-0175 OFFICE FURNITURE Conference Room table, 4 chairs $100. 6 desk & chairs $100 per set. Metal Filing cabinets-$50. Nice condition Call 570-690-7912

768

Personal Electronics

TELEPHONE, Mobile 1993 Motorola cellular one. Carry type. New in box. $25. 826-1415

770

Photo Equipment

CAMERA. Brownie Kodak movie. Model #2-8mm. Still in box. $25. 570-826-1415

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776 Sporting Goods BICYCLE, older 10 speed, Schwinn $50. 570-829-2599 ICE FISHING EQUIPMENT. 2 hand auger, 7 tip-ups, 2 jig poles, 2 ice scoops, ice cleats. $125 for all. 570-826-1415 POOL TABLE barley used $75. 570-417-5256

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Tools

BAND SAW 12” Craftsman, Rockwell drill press, Craftsman power table saw. 10” Craftsman belt & disc sander, all standing units $800. package deal. 570-822-8646

WINE JUGS. 25 One gallon glass. $15 for all. 825-3408

SCROLL SAW Craftsman $90. Delta saw converted to a router,, shaper table with router $95. Details call 570-288-9260

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 6pm

39 Prospect St • Nanticoke

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784

Tools

SNOW BLOWER Craftsman 3 HP auger propelled, 120v electric start, like brand new $200. neg. 570-654-6283 SNOW THROWER Craftsman 5HP, 24” $250 Kerosene heater, can & extra wick $30. 570-868-0440 SNOWBLOWER. 8 HP, heavy duty, Simplicity, electric start & light. Paid $1300 sell $550. 474-6028

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

835

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

CAT/ADULT neutered, spayed, loving, kids & people friendly, urgent, would bring. 570-977-9167

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

KITTENS (3) free to good home. 570-575-9984

KITTENS, FREE, 7 weeks old, litter trained. 570-417-1506

815

Dogs

BASEBALL CARDS WANTED

Pre 1975. Call 856571-3618 or email trebor_crane@yahoo .com to let me know what you have. Top prices paid and I PAY CASH!

BUYING SPORT CARDS

Pay Cash for baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. 570-212-0398

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

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PAWS TO CONSIDER.... ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE

PetsMiscellaneous

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.

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AKC Reg. Family raised, wormed, shots, etc. $475. 717-933-4037

SHIH-TZU MIX PUPPIES

Parents on premises Shots Current. $400 570-250-9690

EXETER

906 Homes for Sale WEST WYOMING

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

BIRD CAGES $25. 570-362-0263

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

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

362 Susquehanna Ave Completely remodeled, spectacular, 2 story Victorian home, with 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, new rear deck, full front porch, tiled baths and kitchen, granite countertops, all Cherry hardwood floors throughout, all new stainless steel appliances and lighting, new oil furnace, washer dryer in first floor bath. Great neighborhood, nice yard. $174,900 (30 year loan, $8,750 down, $887/month, 30 years @ 4.5%) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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

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438 Tripp St

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

Completely remodeled home with everything new. New kitchen, baths, bedrooms, tile floors, hardwoods, granite countertops, all new stainless steel appliances, refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishwasher, free standing shower, tub for two, huge deck, large yard, excellent neighborhood $154,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $7,750 down, $785/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

912 Lots & Acreage

SWOYERSVILLE

WILDFLOWER VILLAGE TOWN HOME:

2-3 bedrooms. 1.5 baths, Every Floor PROFESSIONALLY updated. NEW: Corian counters, tile kitchen and tile powder room, red oak and Brazilian tiger oak hardwood floors, oak doors, trim and crown molding throughout home, radiant bath tile floor, granite vanity, and tile shower, concrete patio. 95% efficient gas furnace and high efficient central air. All new appliances included, no water during September flood, buyers assist negotiable $145,000. Serious Inquiries only 570-654-0393

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 Charming 4 bedroom, 3 bath home situated on 1 1/4 acre on a private setting. Close to schools and shopping. Living room with beautiful stone fireplace and built ins. Hardwood floors throughout. Master suite on 1st floor. Kitchen has cherry cabinets with tile floors. Screened porch. Detached 2 car garage. $365,000 For appointment 570-690-0752

DALLAS

KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

JENKINS TWP.

21 Spring St. 2 or 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. Large fenced yard with shed, 50x200’ lot. 3 off street parking spaces. By Owner $99,900 570-825-9867

MOUNTAIN TOP 33 Valley View Drive

3 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath, 2 car garage, new roof & hot water heater, above ground heated pool, finished basement. $210,000 Contact Melissa at 570-430-8263

COURTDALE

175’x130’ sloping lot with some trees. Public sewer, water, gas. $9,500. To settle Estate. 570-2875775 or 332-1048

EXETER

DALLAS

Apartments/ Unfurnished

E. WALNUT ST.

PLAINS

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search featured homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

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KINGSTON

Pet Supplies

DOG free to good home, Chihuahua Tox Fox Terrier, male, 4 years old. 570-362-0263

ENGLISH YELLOW LABRADOR PUPPIES

906 Homes for Sale

FERRET $100. 570-472-1007

Call 829-7130 Place your pet ad and provide us your email address

906 Homes for Sale

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

52 Barber Street Beautifully remodeled 3 bedroom, 1 bath home in the heart of the town. With new carpets, paint, windows, doors and a modern kitchen and bath. Sale includes all appliances: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Nice yard and superb neighborhood. Priced to sell at $89,900 or $433.00 per month (bank rate; 30 years, 4.25%, 20% down). Owner also willing to finance 100% of transaction with a qualified cosigner Call Bob at 570-654-1490

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2nd floor. 2 bedroom. Appliances. Enclosed porch. 2 car garage. $600/ month + security and utilities. No pets. No smoking. Call (570) 333-4363

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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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KINGSTON Single 3 bedroom

1 full bath, living room, dining room,. kitchen, wall to wall carpet and hardwood floors. Washer dryer hookup. Single garage, corner lot. Lawn maintenance included $775 plus utilities. Available February 570-287-5333 after 6:30 pm

LUZERNE

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429 West 8th Street New 2 bedroom with off street parking, private patio, washer/dryer, stove included. No pets. $575/mos + security Sewer & garbage included other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

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Cozy Single House 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, wall to wall carpeting, all appliances included. Screened in patio. NO PETS. $650/month plus utilities & one month security. 570-762-7535. After 5:00 p.m. Call: 570-826-0872

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Kathleen Madigan has made the late-night talk show rounds and had specials on Showtime, HBO and Comedy Central.

Comedian Kathleen Madigan

game herself for 22 years, making countless appearances on “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” She’s also had specials on Showtime, HBO and Comedy Central. Having been on so many mainstream programs, Madigan certainly has no bitterness toward the cable networks, but she has noticed a recent trend in regard to women in comedy. “I think standup is always pretty fair, as long as you’re funny,” she said. “I think the network-TV thing, they tend to go for hot before they go for funny. And it didn’t used to be like that. Roseanne (Barr) wasn’t hot, you know what I mean? Not everybody has to be 100 pounds and hot. It’s actually kind of the antithesis of funny. “I don’t understand the choices because you’ll see those people come and go. None of it sticks. And they’re young, and they’re hot. Well part of the problem, again, they’re young. So they can’t be solid and confident, not with that little experience. Nobody can.” The ‘absurdity of the situation’ adigan gets very animated about certain topics, proving she’s got just as much a talent for intelligent discussion as she does for making people laugh. Performing for the troops overseas at the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s USO Holiday Tour of Iraq and Afghanistan is one of the topics that gets her going, and she noted that one performance turned into more because she saw how important it was to the soldiers. “They’re still our countrymen, and I still feel horrible for them because it’s freezing, and it’s an awful place to be, and I hate that everybody’s forgotten they’re there,” she shared. “I mean, there’s over 100,000

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Americans in Afghanistan, and whether you agree or disagree, should we be there, shouldn’t we be there, is it working, is it not, they are there.” She explained that she remains respectful with her material, but isn’t afraid to point out what she called “the absurdity of the situation,” like one particular instance where people on a military base were forced to relieve themselves in a bag. “As you’re standing there doing it, you’re looking at 150 Humvees,” she said. “I’m like, somehow, the United States government, we got 150 Humvees here, but nobody could pick up a Port-A-Potty? They forgot about that? Like, why don’t you call the Missouri State Fair? They know how to do it.” Madigan will also perform for Ron White’s Comedy Salute to the Troops to benefit the Armed Forces Foundation at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn., in February, but otherwise, she remains amusingly nonchalant about what’s on the horizon.“I’m just running around telling jokes, which I love,” she shared. “I was on the phone with somebody in my sister’s car, a reporter or something, and I guess the guy said, ‘What are your goals?’ And I was like, ‘I don’t think I have any goals.’ “And when we hung up, my sister’s like, ‘That is so pathetic!’ I said, ‘Why? I had a goal, I want to tell jokes and make enough money to pay my rent. Goal achieved. I’m done. I want to go to LensCrafters sometime this month and get my glasses fixed, how about that? Does that count? Or is that not a lofty enough goal?’” W Kathleen Madigan: “Gone Madigan,” Fri., Jan. 27, 8 p.m., F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre). $27. Info: 570.826.1100, kathleenmadigan.com

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hen Kathleen Madigan says she doesn’t sit down to write jokes and that the material merely flies into her head, she means it. Even a casual discussion about the farm she owns deep in the Midwestern woods turns up a colorful comparison between that and her home in Los Angeles. “People always go, ‘Oh, aren’t the woods creepy and scary?’” Madigan said last week on a phone call from L.A. “Right now, I live 10 minutes away from where they just found that human head next to the Hollywood sign, so you tell me. I’ve never found a head on my property in Missouri — I have yet to find a head in a bag.” Madigan will bring that quick wit to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 27. This will be her first sojourn here, but another comedic heavyweight has told her what to expect. “I’ve been all over Pennsylvania, but I haven’t been there,” she explained. “But my friend Lewis Black has. I just saw him the other night, and he said it’s awesome … He said the venue’s great, and the crowds are great.” Black is on Madigan’s short list of favorite funny people, along with the likes of Wanda Sykes, Ron White and Greg Proops. According to her, making a name for oneself in comedy should come about the good old-fashioned way — through hard work. “Any time somebody says ‘Internet sensation,’ I just go, ‘Forget it.’” she said. “Because the reason you’re a sensation is because it was unexpected. Well, if it was unexpected, the reason is because no one expected it because you hadn’t done what you were supposed to.” And what you were supposed to have done is perform standup on the road for years, the way her favorite comedians have. “The people that I like, they’re not necessarily older, but they’ve been doing it hard for 20 years,” she explained. “I mean, there’s a lot of young people that I know that are five or 10 years into it, that I think are really funny, that you would not know their names. But the reason you don’t know their names yet is because they haven’t been doing it long enough.” Madigan has been at the

“I think the network-TV thing, they tend to go for hot before they go for funny. And it didn’t used to be like that. Roseanne (Barr) wasn’t hot, you know what I mean? Not everybody has to be 100 pounds and hot. It’s actually kind of the antithesis of funny.”

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By Stephanie DeBalko


WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012

SCRANTON AREA AJ’S CLUB SODA ....................... PECKVILLE BACKYARD ALE HOUSE ............... SCRANTON CAMELOT RESTAURANT ......... SCOTT TOWNSHIP COOPERS SEAFOOD ...................... SCRANTON DAMON’S ............................. CLARKS SUMMIT ELK MOUNTAIN SKI .................... UNIONDALE HEIL’S PLACE ................................ SCRANTON HURRICANE GRILL & WINGS .......... SCRANTON LONGHORN STEAK HOUSE ................ MOOSIC LUIGI’S ....................................... OLYPHANT MAIN STREET BISTRO ...............DICKSON CITY ORSON COUNTRY INN ................... UNIONDALE POUR BOYS .................................. SCRANTON QUAKER STEAK & LUBE .............. DICKSON CITY RED LOBSTER ........................... DICKSON CITY RED ROBIN .............................. DICKSON CITY RUBY TUESDAYS ........................ DICKSON CITY RUBY TUESDAYS ............................... MOOSIC SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER ......... SCRANTON SMILER’S ................................ DICKSON CITY SNO GRIL ..................................... SCRANTON STREAMSIDE INN ........................... WAYMART TGI FRIDAY ................................. DICKSON CITY UNO CHICAGO GRILL ................. DICKSON CITY

POCONO AREA BACKDRAFT .................................. LAKE ARIEL BAILEY’S II ........................... MOUNT POCONO BIG BOULDER SKI .................. LAKE HARMONY BLUE MOUNTAIN SKI ..................... PALMERTON BOULDER VIEW TAVERN ......... LAKE HARMONY BURGER & CO .................... MARSHALL’S CREEK CHILI’S ..................................... BARTONSVILLE FALLS PORT RESTAURANT & BAR ......... HAWLEY JACK FROST SKI .................. LAKE HARMONY KAY’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT ......... LAKE ARIEL LONGHORN STEAK HOUSE .........BARTONSVILLE PENNS PEAK ............................... JIM THORPE POCONO BREWING CO ................ SWIFTWATER RED LOBSTER ........................... BARTONSVILLE RED ROBIN .............................. BARTONSVILLE RUBY TUESDAY’S ..................... STROUDSBURG SMUGGLER’S COVE .................... TANNERSVILLE SPLIT ROCK LODGE ................. LAKE HARMONY THRILLS ............................................. REEDERS TRACKSIDE ............................ E. STROUDSBURG WAYNE HOTEL .............................. HONESDALE

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WILKES-BARRE AREA 15TH ST. BEER WAREHOUSE ........ W. HAZLETON APPLEBEE’S ............................. WILKES-BARRE APPLEBEE’S ..................................... HAZLETON BANKOVICH SEAFOOD ............... W. NANTICOKE BAR LOUIE ........................................ PLAINS BEER BOYS .............................. WILKE-BARRE BUTLER TOWNSHIP FIRE ..................... DRUMS CHILI’S ...................................... WILKES-BARRE COLARUSSO’S CAFÉ ............................. AVOCA COOPER’S SEAFOOD ....................... PITTSTON DAMON’S ..................................... HAZLETON DAN’S KEYSTONE GRILL ..................... PLAINS FOUR SEASONS GOLF ........................ EXETER GROTTO PIZZA ...................... HARVEY’S LAKE KRUGEL’S GEORGETOWN DELI ..... WILKES-BARRE LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE .............. WILKES-BARRE METRO BAR & GRILL ............................ DALLAS OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE .............. WILKES-BARRE OVERPOUR ............................... WILKES-BARRE PARADISE ...................................... HAZLETON RED LOBSTER ............................ WILKES-BARRE RED ROBIN ............................... WILKES-BARRE RIVER GRILLE ............................ WILKES-BARRE RUSTIC KITCHEN ................................... PLAINS SILVER BULLET ............................... NESCOPECK SMOKEY BONES ..................... WILKES-BARRE TGI FRIDAY ............................ WILKES-BARRE UPTOWN II ............................... WILKES-BARRE


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