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hen Staff Writer Stephanie DeBalko and I headed to Tunkhannock to work on this week’s cover story, I felt like we took a little trip to Pleasantville, you know, that idyllic fictional town in the 1998 movie of the same name starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon? Over the years, I’ve taken tons of little daytrips to Tunkhannock to see movies, shop in its antique stores and dine my way up and down its main drag. But this most-recent jaunt to the borough blew my mind. As Stephanie and I walked around downtown, cars repeatedly came to a halt to let us cross the road, even though they had green lights — and even when we jaywalked. I must confess that I sure wouldn’t have stopped if I had a green light, which is why the drivers stopping was so foreign to me.

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It was so unlike walking in any other downtown. I mean, I’ve stood in the crosswalk outside Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s forever waiting for someone to stop so I could cross (which, by law, they should). Exhibit B that this little town in the Endless Mountains is different: As we stood across the street from the Dietrich so I could take a picture of its façade, the light at the corner turned red. So with my camera in hand, I waited for the stopped cars to pass as Stephanie and I chatted with a friendly fella on a smoke break, until I noticed that a kindly man in a truck stopped short to give me room to take my picture. How mind-blowing is that? And finally, the ultimate proof that Tunkhannock is special was the flow of support that came for the Dietrich following September’s flooding. Without donations and tireless volunteers, this cultural nucleus would not be up and running, and its story of people helping people continues on pages 1415. If you’ve never visited Tunkhannock, I encourage you to do so stat — you’ll thank me (and be charmed). -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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METAL ON THE MOUNTAIN Megadeth and Rob Zombie are embarking on a joint headlining tour, one that hits Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton) Saturday, May 12 at 7 p.m. Lacuna Coil will open. The tour comes on the heels of Megadeth’s Gigantour festival. The metal band fronted by Dave Mustaine released its 13th album, the aptly titled “Th1rt3en,” in November. Zombie, who toured last summer with Slayer, spent the fall and winter shooting his sixth film, “The Lords of Salem,” which he’s making with the producers of “Paranormal Activity.” Tickets for the Scranton show are $44-$65.50 and go on sale Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. via LiveNation.com or the venue box office. COMIC RELIEF P + J Comedy will present comedian Joe Matarese as a benefit for Boarding for Breast Cancer (B4BC) Saturday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at the 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton). Matarese can be seen monthly on “Chelsea Lately” and has appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” his own half-hour “Comedy Central Presents” special and more. The event also features Chuck Buono, Paul Spratt, Tommy Comer, Jeremy Pryal and music from Unshackled before the show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. For more info on the event, visit pspratt.com. B4BC is a non-profit, youthfocused education, awareness and fundraising foundation whose mission is to increase awareness

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DESIGN BY ... STEVE HUSTED PHOTO BY … ESTHER HARMATZ VOLUME 19 • ISSUE 15 Comedian Joe Matarese will headline a Boarding for Breast Cancer benefit Saturday, Feb. 25.

The Menzingers released ‘On The Impossible’ Tuesday, Feb. 21 and will have a hometown release show in April. about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. For more info, visit b4bc.org. DMB, 05.28.12 Dave Matthews Band will bring its summer tour to NEPA Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton). Tickets are $53.35-$89.90 and go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster and the box office. CABINET ON THE DOCKET Winter Jam, featuring Blackberry Smoke, Citizens Band Radio and Cabinet will be held Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe). Tickets are $17 in advance or $22 the day of the show via Ticketmaster or the venue box office (walk up only, no phone orders). In other Cabinet news, the group — Pappy Biondo, J.P. Biondo, Mickey Coviello, Dylan Skursky, Todd Kopec and Jami Novak — will release “Eleven” Tuesday, April 24. The 10-song album was recorded live Nov. 11 at Abbey Bar in Harrisburg and includes “Tower,” “Elizabeth,” “Coalminers” and previously unreleased material.

For more info, visit cabinetmusic.com. HAVING A LAUGH Comedian Teri Granahan of Goldsboro will headline “LOL Comedy Night” Saturday, March 3 at 7 p.m. at Brews Brothers West (75 Main St., Luzerne). Joe Bryan will open. Tickets are $15 and proceeds benefit Leadership Offers Laughter, a fundraiser for Leadership Wilkes-Barre Class of 2012. The event also includes special guest bartenders, a Chinese auction and Jeannine Luby as emcee. Call 570.446.8992 or 610.653.6841 for more info or tickets or visit facebook.com/ LeadershipOffersLaughter. THE IMPOSSIBLY NEAR FUTURE The Menzingers released its Epitaph Records debut, “On The Impossible Past,” this week. The Scranton-bred punk rockers will hit the road in March in support of the release, and a “Record Release Weekend” kicks off Thursday, April 19 at Redwood Art Space (740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp.) with Tigers Jaw, The Front Bottoms, The Holy Mess and Luther. Release shows in Boston, Philadelphia W and Brooklyn follow.


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Back from the brink

Music benefit hopes to continue Dietrich Theater’s recovery efforts By Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

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unkhannock seems to be a town where one can revel in the sleepy delight of the so-called good old days, where community is paramount and kindness isn’t a total lost art. And at the heart of that camaraderie is the Dietrich Theater. “I think that some people gravitate to the Dietrich

PHOTOS BY ESTHER HARMATZ

because they had their first date here several years ago, and they grew up with the Dietrich, and they want to continue sharing that with future generations and their family,” said Erica Rogler, cultural director. “And I think people are really just looking for a great source of entertainment and education.”


sort of said, ‘Well, you do this.’ And we tried that and said, ‘You know what? It actually works better if we switch it around.’ So that’s what we did.”

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Dietrich Theater Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins, left, and Cultural Director Erica Rogler. PHOTOS BY NIKKI M. MASCALI

Clockwise from left, KJ Wagner, Michael Jerling, Lorne Clarke and Tom Flannery will perform at Sunday’s benefit.

“I was awed and inspired by the outpouring support of the community and realized how much the Dietrich meant to everybody.”

Cultural Director Erica Rogler tively, are still adjusting to their new job titles, though both are still on the board of directors. “For so long, we had the same ladies, they’re the ones that came in and said, ‘We’re going to put this back together,’” Jenkins said, referring to the people who restored the theater in 2001. “And then when they decided to go, they just

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“We still have to work on the HVAC system for the original side,” Rogler explained. “To mitigate against future damage, we’re putting that system on the roof.” Post-flood, the theater itself isn’t the only thing in transition: Rogler and Jenkins, who have been with the Dietrich for about eight and three years, respec-

larke has been the artistic director for the Old Lynn Concert Series, a free musical showcase presented in Lynn, Pa., for more than a decade, and he has also been putting together the roster for the Dietrich’s Gathering of Singers and Songwriters for about as long. Thanks to his connections on that end, finding artists to participate in the benefit wasn’t a challenge. “And some of them volunteered,” he shared. “When they heard about the damage to the Dietrich and they saw the footage on the Internet of the flooding, we were in communication back at the time that it occurred, and the people that are going to be performing, they all said, ‘Well, if there’s anything going on, just let us know, and we’d love to participate.’ “But then that was part of the reason it took until now to put it together, because they’re all professional musicians, they’ve got schedules.” He was quick to sing their praises, as he seems to be proud of the talent he will be bringing to the Dietrich’s aid. “If you check them out online, you’ll see they’re quite accomplished,” he stated. “I think I’m the one with the fewest actual released CDs … It’s not amateur night, you know?” And the nature of the show seems to be a fitting tribute to the communitycentric theater, which is also a 501(c)(3) non-profit. “I think that the impact of the Dietrich on the town of Tunkhannock can’t be overstated,” Clarke said. “The fact that it’s provided this cultural hub has made a big difference to the vitality of the town. So I figure they do a lot for people, it wouldn’t hurt, if I have the ability, to try to do something for them.”

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From its Fall Film Festival and neardaily movie showings to Wyoming County Reads and the Gathering of Singers and Songwriters, the Dietrich is an epicenter of cultural activities for the friendly little town. When the Susquehanna River breached its banks in September, the onslaught of damage caused by the flooding dramatically halted the theater’s efforts — but not for long. “I think we bounced back better than ever, honestly,” said Jennifer Jenkins, executive director. “The way that people came out from the community to support us, the volunteers, is amazing.” And with all the help they received, including daily efforts from seven dedicated volunteers, recuperating didn’t take very long in the grand scheme of things. “We were able to open up two (of four) theaters in a week’s time,” Rogler said, noting that by December, things were starting to get back to normal. “And if anything, I was awed and inspired by the outpouring support of the community and realized how much the Dietrich meant to everybody.” Though a tour through the theater’s lobby now boasts new paint and carpeting and shows almost no signs of the remarkable damage inflicted upon it, there are still some things that need to be done. In an effort to move that process along, musician Lorne Clarke, who along with his wife also volunteered during the cleanup, took it upon himself to organize a folk-music show to benefit the organization, which will be presented Sunday, Feb. 26 at the theater. “They were so badly affected by the flood, there was so much damage, it was kind of an idea to hopefully — to what extent it can — generate some revenue for them as part of the benefit aspect, but also to re-launch the theater as a performance space for live music,” he said. In fact, the Dietrich’s position as a host of local, original talent is one of the primary reasons why Clarke felt compelled to organize the benefit, which will feature, in addition to Clarke, Tom Flannery, KJ Wagner and Michael Jerling. “They have, for over a decade, been supporting original music,” Clarke said. “They’re the central hub in Tunkhannock, and really, in Wyoming County, for live music and original artwork, so that’s important to me, important to my family.” The benefit will be by donation, which essentially means attendees can contribute any amount they choose, as the theater’s revitalization is not yet entirely complete.


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By Nick Delorenzo

Special to the Weekender

Not so smart smartphone T

he latest in a veritable army of “Droid”-branded smartphones from electronics manufacturer Motorola, the Droid 4 is a bit of an oddity compared with other new phones on the market. While otherwise similar to the recently released Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX, the Droid 4 sacrifices some of their lithe lines, trading them for an old-fashioned slideout keyboard. In terms of specifications, the Droid 4 is nearly identical to the RAZR and RAZR MAXX — 1.2GHz dual-core processors, 4G network capability, 8 megapixel front-facing HD camera. The

Motorola’s Droid 4 isn’t exactly user-friendly.

only thing added is a keyboard and a somewhat befuddling tool used to remove the rear cover. In an all-out smartphone war being waged between smartphone manufacturers, software giants such as Google and Microsoft and cell phone service providers alike, it seems as though Motorola is trying to cover every niche it can think of. A keyboard used to be a motivating factor when I was buying a smartphone, back in the days when you had to use a stylus to type or make a call. But these days its absence is one of the last things (aside from cost) preventing people from making the

jump. People are used to Blackberries or Palms, or they find they simply can’t adapt to the pure touchscreen. Giving them a keyboard eases the leap into the

world of modern smartphones, albeit with a crutch. Many, like myself, find they grow accustomed to the touch display and are able to dispense with the keyboard altogether. While the Droid 4 shares the excellent performance of the RAZR and the RAZR MAXX, due to the keyboard, it’s quite a bit heavier. It’s also easily twice as thick as the RAZR. I would say this is an ideal phone for business people who are frequently writing e-mails; the keyboard is actually quite good and makes excellent use of

the available real estate. One irksome issue I noticed: Not only does the rear cover require an easily lost plastic tool to remove it, the battery is not removable, which begs the question of why have a removable back plate at all? Why not just have the memory card and SIM card in a side slot or under a dedicated panel? Moreover, I’ve had more than my share of batteries go bad long before the phone was due to be replaced. Taking away the ability to replace a battery has always struck me as a terrible move. The Droid 4 from Verizon is $199.99 with a two-year contract W and $549.99 without.

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ALBUM REVIEWS Dr. Dog fills the 'Void'

After just one listen to “Be The Void,” Dr. Dog’s seventh album, you find its 12 tracks staying with you. The sextet, which recorded all but one song at its Meth Beach studio in Philadelphia, mixed its adventuresome live spirit with a few bells and whistles throughout “Be The Void.” The end result is polished, with more than a few tastes of Dr. Dog’s lo-fi roots. The record lifts off with the twangy and thumping “Lonesome,” which precedes “That Old Black Hole” and “These Days.” Both of those are frolicking; the catchy former has a throaty, bouncing bassline and a festive jam, while the latter

features pounding piano and a beat that begs for an open road. “How Long Must I Wait?” is poppy while Dr. Dog dials back the freewheelin’ fun a bit to deliver the earnest “Get Away,” where the group’s soaring harmonies call to mind some of its ’60s-era influences amid pretty violin and cello. More sunny harmonizing can be found on the cheerful “Do The Trick,” which also boasts tambourines, some “oohs” and “ahhs” and fun child-like keys. While “Be The Void” is fairly standout heavy, “Vampire” leads the pack. The tune about a woman who has “no reflection at all” is loping, with vocals full

Prima Donna “Bless This Mess” Rating: W W W 1/2

Keeping glam in rock 'n' roll California-based glam rockers Prima Donna have been compared to a multitude of artists since forming nearly a decade ago. Although comparisons on some level can be made to iconic musicians such as David Bowie and The Ramones, there is definitely something unique about this band, which released “Bless This Mess” last week. Next month, fans of the eclectic band

of sincerity and hope — despite said woman poignantly being “as tempting and savage as Marcellus Shale.” “Heavy Light” is rousing, with bleeps and prominent drums while “Big Girl” is jovial and jammy. Dr. Dog — Scott McMicken, Toby Leaman, Frank McElroy, Zach Miller, Eric Slick and Dimitri Manos — gets back into sugary-pop territory with “Over Here, Over There.” “Warrior Man” is sludgy and sounds like ’60s-era British folk and punk met up in — and blew the roof off — a dusty garage. The plucky “Turning The Century” closes the album with a slow-as-molasses Americana vibe. “Be The Void” is a triumphant, stripped-down listen, one that leaves a lasting impression and perfectly captures Dr. Dog’s early days and live celebrations. -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

made up of Kevin Preston (vocals and guitars), Aaron Minton (saxophone and keyboards), David S. Field (drums), Lights Out Levine (bass) and Erik Arcane (guitar) will be able to catch them at the infamous SXSW. One thing that sets Prima Donna apart from other rock bands is its sharp writing ability, which resulted in 12 intensely animated and catchy tracks. The band also incorporates saxophone and keyboards into its music, which gives it an interesting jazz-infused punk-rock sound. The intro to “Bless This Mess,” “Maxine,” is infectious. The track has an oldschool rock ’n’ roll vibe to it, as Preston sings of his affection for the elusive Maxine. Despite its decision to start the album with somewhat of a love song, Prima Donna also incorporates a comedic element into its music. “Sociopath,” a 1980s pop-rock inspired track, is also catchy, even though Preston is actually singing about his genetic need to kill. Another notable song is the punkinfused “Feral Children,” which was mixed by D. Sardy (Johnny Cash, Oasis, LCD Soundsystem). The album’s title track is also a standout with a classic-rock feel. Ultimately, Prima Donna’s ability to create innovative rock that has a distinct retro-glam feel will contribute to its continued longevity. -- Lisa Schaeffer Weekender Correspondent

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Biohazard “Reborn in Defiance” Rating: W W W 1/2

A defiant rebirth While maybe not as well-known as some, few artists in recent memory have been able to forge the power and intensity of heavy rock and hip-hop together as well as Biohazard. Seemingly left for dead, the band has come back with a vengeance on its latest album, the aptly named “Reborn in Defiance.” This album is the first in years to

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Dr. Dog “Be The Void” feature the band’s classic lineup of Billy Graziadei (guitars/vocals), Evan Seinfeld (bass/vocals), Bobby Hambel (guitar) and Danny Schuler (drums), and the resulting music is some of the best that the band has ever made. After a short instrumental intro, Biohazard launches into “Vengeance is Mine,” which will quickly put to bed any notion that the band has slowed down at all after all of these years. Some of the album tracks, such as “Killing Me” and “Decay,” follow a heavy groove. Others, like “Skullcrusher” or “Countdown Doom” hit the listener like a speeding train. The band does loosen its grip just slightly on “Season the Sky” and “You Were Wrong,” but overall “Reborn in Defiance” is an unrelenting assault on the listener’s ears that pulses with a power and fury that is matched by few others. “Reborn in Defiance” is a great album for Biohazard and can easily stand alongside the other classics from its catalog like “Urban Discipline.” All of the elements that make up the band’s signature sound are there and are delivered with an impressive intensity. Biohazard’s music definitely is not for everyone, however, fans of hardcore, metal, hip-hop and any mix thereof that is full of both power and anger will enjoy this album. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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BEECH MOUNTAIN LAKES

One Burke Dr., Drums - Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for Serento Gardens: March 24 ft. Teddy Young and the Aces / whiskey and Woods / Torn / Gone Crazy, $10 advance, $12 at door, $30 fan pack, includes admission, T-shirt, poster and signing the sheetrock that will be displayed at new location of SG.

THE BOG

341 Adams Ave., Scranton Phone: 570.341.6761 - Royal Baths / Cherokee Red: Feb. 25, 9 p.m. $5. 21+ w/ ID.

COVE HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS

1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com - Hypnotist Tim Triplett: March 16-17 - Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): March 30-31 - Keith Sweat: April 22

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F.M. KIRBY CENTER

71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - 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, CANCELED - 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 - Cirque D’Or: March 25, 3 p.m., $41.10$72.80 - 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 - Riverdance: May 8, 7:30 p.m., $43$63 - Willie Nelson and Family: May 11, 8 p.m., $43-$80 - 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 - Splintered Sunlight / Free Range Folk: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $17 - The Eilen Jewell Band: March 4, 8:30 p.m., $20 - The Barley Boys: March 9, 8 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 - Denny Siewell Jazz Trio: March 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Willy Porter: March 31, 8:30 p.m., $22 advance, $25 day of - The Janis Experience: April 14, 8 p.m., $25 - Charlie Hunter Duo: April 21, 8 p.m., $20 - Start Making Sense (Talking Heads tribute) / The Great White Caps: April 28, 8 p.m., $20 - Wishbone Ash: April 28, 8 p.m., $28 - Gershwin by Thomas Pandolfi: April 29, 4 p.m., $20 - Childhood’s End (Pink Floyd tribute): May 4, 8 p.m., $23 - 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 - Bill Kirchen / Too Much Fun: May 26, 8 p.m., $23 - The “The Band” Band: June 1, 8 p.m., $20

MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - 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

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - Gilbert Gottfried: March 3, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Goodfella Comedy ft. Tony Darrow / John Pizzi / Paul Borghese: March 10, 8 p.m., $10-$15, Gypsies - Voices of Legends w/ Eric Kearns:

March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 29, 2 p.m., $20, Gypsies - Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute) March 17, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Gloriana: April 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Andrew Dice Clay: April 28, 8 p.m., $50-$65, Gypsies - Tito Puente Jr.: May 5, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies

13TH ANNUAL OATS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

Benton Rodeo Grounds (Mendenhall Lane, Benton) www.oatsfestival.com, 908.464.9495 - June 28-July 1: Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Gibson Brothers / Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike / Hillbilly Gypsies / Cumberland River / The Roys / Stained Grass Window / more. Camping, food, craft vendors. Workshops, children’s program, music academy, open jam tent. Weekend advance/ $70; weekend gate/$80; Thurs. $20; Fri., Sat. $30; Sun. $10; under 15/free with adult ticket, pets $10 weekend only.

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Blackberry Smoke / Citizens Band Radio / Cabinet: 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 - Foghat: March 9, 8 p.m., $32 - Warrant / Firehouse / L.A. Guns: March 30, 8 p.m., $32 - Three Dog Night: March 31, 8 p.m., $43.75-$49.25 - The Mickey Hart Band: April 12, 8 p.m., $32 - Glen Campbell: April 19, 8 p.m., $49.25-$54.25 - Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): April 20, 8 p.m. - The Music of Bill Monroe Featuring Peter Rowan & The Travelin’ McCourys: April 22, 8 p.m., $25 - Beatlemania Now: May 4, 8 p.m., $25 - Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin tribute): May 5, 8 p.m., $41.75 - Dennis DeYoung: May 12, 8 p.m., $42.75-$48.25 (on sale 3/17, 10 a.m.) - Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead tribute): May 31, 8 p.m., $32 - Kansas: June 1, 8 p.m., $40.75$46.25 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: June 2, 8 p.m., $32 - America: June 8, 8 p.m., $43.75$49.25 - 7 Bridges (Eagles tribute): June 15, 8 p.m., $25 - Foreigner: June 29, 8 p.m., $54.25$65.25 (on sale 2/25, 10 a.m.)

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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.

PENNSYLVANIA THEATRE OF PERFORMING ARTS

JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton 570.454.5451 ptpashows.org - ZoSo (Led Zeppelin tribute): Feb. 24, 8 p.m. $15 advance via website, $18 at door, proceeds benefit center.

REDWOOD ART SPACE

740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. -Think Big / Summer Holds the Earth / Down A Lifetime / Corporate Hearts: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. - Kite Party (record release) / Glocca Morra / Ah Horse Hockey / For Ages:

Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. - Jon Simmons (of Balance&Composure) / Into It. Over It. / These Elk Forever / Kiley Lotz: March 7, 8 p.m. - Terror / Strength For A Reason / Suburban Scum / Not Til Death / One Last Time: March 9, 7:30 p.m. - Anti-Flag / The Flatliners / Have Nots: March 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com/event/222033 - Delay / Tin Armor / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal (Adam from Tigers Jaw) / Halfling: March 13, 8 p.m. - Take Offense / Stick Together / Xibalba / Soul Search / Malice: March 20, 8 p.m. - Left Coast Envy / Count to Four / August Name / A Fire With Friends: April 6, 6 p.m. - The Menzingers / Tigers Jaw / Front Bottoms / The Holy Mess / Luther: April 19, 8 p.m.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Village Idiots: Feb. 23, 8 p.m. - Vinegar Creek Constituency / Miz: Feb. 24, 8 p.m. - Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. - Sonic Spank / DVS: March 1, 8 p.m. - The Indobox: March 2, 8 p.m. - Cabinet / Driftwood: March 3, 8 p.m. - New Riders of the Purple Sage: March 8, 7 p.m. - Eliot Lipp / Alienize: March 9, 8 p.m. - Bustle in Your Hedgerow (Led Zeppelin tribute): March 10, 8 p.m. - Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for Serento Gardens: March 11, ft. Miz / Back Home / Giants of Leisure, $10

Take it to the bridge As part of the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series, the Marko Marcinko Jazz Quintet will perform Sunday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. at Evans Hall in the Hibbard Campus Center. Formed in 2007, the Marko Marcinko Jazz Quintet performs a mix of Latin and Brazilian jazz and features Bob Velez on congas, Bill Washer on guitar, Paul Rostock on bass, saxophonist/ flutist Tom Hamilton and drummer/percussionist Marko Marcinko. The event is free and open to the public.


SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

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

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb. 24-26, TIMES VARY, $46.25-$65.25 - Froggy 101’s Guitars & Stars 4 ft. Lauren Alaina / Neal McCoy / Chris Cagle / Lee Brice: April 10, 7:30 p.m., $33.40-$39.30 - NEPA Philharmonic: The Music of Gershwin Pops III: April 13, 8 p.m., $34.50-$73.15 - Shinedown / Adelita’s Way / Art of Dying: April 22, 7 p.m., $42.35 - NEPA Philharmonic Haydn / Brahms, A German Requiem: April 27, 8 p.m., $34.50-$73.15 - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons: May 16, $48.25-$93.25

SHERMAN THEATER 524 Main St., Stroudsburg

Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36 - Terror on the Screen / Cerca Trova / The Soviet / Refuse the Conformity: Feb. 25, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of - Conspirator: March 2, 9 p.m., $17 advance, $20 day of - Dave Dzambo Memorial Concert ft. Splity Fifty: March 3, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 at door - moe.: March 4, 7 p.m., $27 - City Lights / Warning Level / Alamance / United We Fall: March 9, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of - Barstool Blackout Tour: March 24, 10 p.m., $22 - Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg: March 29, 8 p.m., $15 - Big Sean: March 30, 8 p.m., $10 ESU students, $25 guests - Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8 p.m., $28 - Clutch / Hellyeah: April 17, 7:30 p.m., $32.65 (on sale 2/24, 10 a.m.) - Dayglow: April 21, 7 p.m., $50.25+ - David Bromberg: June 8, 8 p.m., $35-$45 - Hot Tuna Electric / Steve Kimock: June 28, 8 p.m., $25-$40

THREE KINGS

603 Route 6, Jermyn - School Boy Humor / Rookie of the Year: Feb. 29, 6 p.m., $10-$12 - Dr. Acula / The Devastated / Design the Skyline / In Dying Arms: March 5, 6 p.m., $10-$12 - He Is Legend / Ice Nine Kills: March 16, 6 p.m., $12 - Burn Halo: March 21, 7 p.m., $12 - Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime: April 19, 7 p.m., $12-$18

TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton - Dave Matthews Band: May 28, 7 p.m., $53.35-$89.90 (on sale 3/9, 10 a.m.) - Vans Warped Tour: July 18 - Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival ft. Slayer / Slipknot / As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada / Asking Alexandria, more: Aug. 4

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3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - The Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. - moe.: March 9, 8:30 p.m. - Young the Giant / Grouplove: March 10, 8:30 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Brothers from Another: Feb. 25, 8 p.m. - Tyga: Feb. 28, 7 p.m. - Company of Thieves: Feb. 29, 7 p.m. - Jim Jones / Dice Raw / Young Gliss / Nyemiah Supreme: March 1, 7 p.m. - Two Fresh / Nit Grit: March 2, 8 p.m. - August Burns Red / Silverstein / Texas In July / I the Breather: March 3, 6:15 p.m. - Jon Anderson: March 7, 7 p.m. - Young Jeezy: March 8, 8 p.m. - The White Panda: March 9, 6 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - 1964 The Tribute: Feb. 24-25, 8 p.m. - Hot Tuna: March 2, 8 p.m. - Doug Church-The Voice of Elvis: March 3, 8 p.m. - Cowboy Junkies: March 9, 8 p.m. - Bobby Keys & the Suffering Bastards: March 10, 8 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute): March 17, 8 p.m. - Gotye: March 23, 9 p.m.

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10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - A.M. Analog: Feb. 25, 6 p.m.

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.J. Jump started the UnMundane monthly music series three years ago with one purpose: To have another outlet for local, regional and national original music. After having its home at the River Street Ale House in Pittston, which was destroyed during September’s flooding, Jump has moved the series to Canteen 900 in Forty Fort starting with the Friday, Feb. 24 performance that features Bob Lewis and Eugene, Ore.-based Justin King. “It’s set up like the jazz clubs and listening rooms in New York,” Jump said of the new venue. “It’s just a little bit bigger version, which is cool. And it has that BYOB vibe going on, which is cool as well. I was sitting there one day and thought it’d be perfect to do something there to revamp the series.” Lewis agreed. “I love the whole thing, the whole vibe, the kind of thing

they want to portray with the whole series of Un-Mundane,” he said. “I think it’s going to be a sweet marriage and a great, great, great thing.” Aside from the change of venue, other alterations to UnMundane include switching it from the last Monday to the last Friday of the month and opening the series up to all genres of music. “There’s going to be some other genres incorporated that weren’t incorporated at the Ale House,” Jump began. “The Ale House was a bar atmosphere, there was some loud rock — this isn’t going to be blazing loud. I have Graces Downfall and Zelazowa coming next month, but they’re playing acoustic, so it’s going to be open to each and every genre but at a proper volume.” King and Lewis will both play a 45-minute set, and DJ Nick Miller will spin during the intermission. Lewis, who released his five-song solo EP “NOw here” in October, will do mostly

originals and two covers. “They’re unconventional but go along with the vibe or the style of music that my original tunes are,” he shared. “We’re going to try to pack a rollercoaster ride of feels and dynamics into my set.” Jump has known King for years, having first met the singer/ songwriter/guitarist after one of his performances at Arlene’s Grocery in New York. “The first 30 seconds of the first song just grabbed me and threw me around the room,” Jump recalled. “I was like, ‘This is just incredible.’ That night, I wanted to be friends with (him), and we’ve always stayed in contact, even with him living on the West Coast.” While the two have worked in the studio, Un-Mundane marks the first time Jump and King will perform live together. “It’s a long time coming — it’s just great to be able to play with somebody who I was a fan of first that now I’m working with,” Jump said. Canteen 900 will offer a condensed menu Friday night, and a BYOB corkage fee will be waived. Jump estimated that 80-85 percent of the event will be seated. “The intention of this is great music, and if you want to have something to eat, you can have great food,” he said. “If you’re just there to 100 percent socialize, it’s a music event, and it’s there to be listened to. “If you can’t be quiet for 45 minutes, then bust out the AdderW all,” he added with a laugh.

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nce, when Billy Crystal was being brutally mocked by professional hanger on “Stuttering” John Melendez, he defensively whined, “You’ll laugh and have a good time, but it’s not fun.” Sure, it was a barely coherent thought muttered by a desperately unfunny hack, but it also sums up what it’s like to watch any film Nicolas Cage has appeared in since “Adaptation” (and, for the most part, prior to “Adaptation” as well). Cage has always made bad career decisions. It just wasn’t as noticeable when he was younger and didn’t have Vel-

cro for hair. But now that he’s getting older and starting to resemble a lumpier Paul Giamatti, it’s getting pretty difficult to ignore the fact that everything he appears in is basically just a slight variation on “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.” Created by Gary Friedrich, the Ghost Rider character made its first appearance in Marvel Spotlight #5. Ghost Rider was an amalgamation of Evel Knievel, Fonzie’s jacket, that Buddhist monk who was protesting the war in Vietnam and Anton LaVey’s Church of Satan. In other words, the character combined everything

that was great and will ever be great about this wonderful country of ours. Unfortunately, the Ghost Rider movies never really tapped into that indefinable, plastic-voodooDayGlo-skull aesthetic that made the comic so much fun. Once again, Cage (seemingly under duress) steps into the role of Johnny Blaze a stunt cyclist who sold his soul to the devil in order to save his father from cancer but winds up being cursed to transform into Ghost Rider, an angry spirit of vengeance with a flaming skull for a head, whenever he senses that evil is about. Johnny is given the

opportunity to be freed from his curse if he helps an alcoholic priest (Idris Elba, whose character is given most of the exposition but for some reason insists on speaking it in an indecipherable French accent) track down the literal son of Satan before the boy’s otherworldly father (Ciaran Hinds, who was either suffering through a stroke when he shot his scenes or the only actor in the world that’s somehow hammier than Cage) finds him and uses him for his own nefarious purposes. “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” is junk but it’s not the fun kind of junk. Which is shocking when you consider that is was directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the same guys behind brilliant trash like the “Crank” movies and “Gamer.” This “Ghost Rider” had so much potential

to become pure, electrifying garbage but everybody in front of and behind the camera simply just phones it in. As if they were making a depressing, cable-ready “Ghost Rider” sequel for the Syfy channel. The storyline is basically just “Rosemary’s Baby” after it was dunked in a vat of Axe body spray and then swaddled in the finest, most tiger-y Ed Hardy T-shirt. Even Cage, who usually throws himself into these terrible movies, performs his scenes as if he was just violently roused from a deep sleep and is still too exhausted to figure out why he’s kind of doing an Elvis impression in the middle of Eastern Europe. Perfunctory and frustratingly generic, “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” only serves to remind you that “Leaving Las Vegas” was a long time ago.

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cess by sleeping on 20 mattresses with a tiny pea hidden underneath, according to Barbara Blackledge, who is a producer in the Theatre Department at Marywood University. The students were aware of the challenging roles, and they didn’t waste any time preparing for the show. “They have been in rehearsal since the first week of classes,” Blackledge said. “They were cast in December so they started learning their songs a long time before they started rehearsal.” Blackledge made it clear about the intensity of musical theater auditions. “Auditioning for a musical is three parts,” she said. “It’s called a triple threat. You can act, you can sing, you can dance.” Finding actors for “Once Upon a Mattress” wasn’t a bed a roses. “Its been challenging because there have been a lot of men needed for this, and there were a lot of women that auditioned for it, but not a lot of men, so they have been collecting men from all areas beyond the department,” Blackledge said. “Once Upon a Mattress” uses humor and extreme silliness to separate itself from other musicals, Blackledge said. “It’s a musical, so it’s a lot of fun, a lot of music, a lot of dancing,” she shared. There is a lot of work involved in putting together a musical production. The actors and musi-

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obby Brown attempted to attend Whitney Houston’s funeral in her hometown of Newark, N.J. Saturday. Later in the evening, he attended his own homecoming in New England. Hours after the world paid its final goodbye to Houston, Boston’s New Edition performed in front of a sold-out crowd of more than 7,000 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Brown took a planned absence from the night’s first three songs, and then entered stage right for “Hit Me Off.” As the band introduced itself one by one before “Jealous Girl,” Brown acknowledged the woman he was married to for almost 15 years. “I want to give blessings to my ex-wife, Whitney Houston. I love you,” Brown said, motioning towards the sky. “I want to give a lot of blessings to my kids, my fiancee, my brothers and all of you.” By “brothers,” Brown was referring to his New Edition bandmates. The sextet powered through a set that lasted almost two hours. Songs spanned from New Edition’s 1983 “Candy Girl” debut to Brown’s 1988 solo smash, “My Prerogative” to Bell Biv DeVoe’s 1990 hit, “Poison.” Michael Bivins and Ricky Bell founded New Edition with Brown, and Ronnie DeVoe joined a few years later. With Ralph Tresvant and Johnny Gill also on board, the group had the crowd inside Mohegan Sun on its feet for most of the evening. As the night wound down, the six

members sat on stools while the group’s lead singer addressed the crowd again. “I lost three great people in my life, in the last year,” Brown said before New Edition wrapped with “Home Again.” “But, nothing makes me happier than to be right here, right now.” Some New Edition fans, like Lisa Pollock of Bridgeport, Conn., were simply happy just to see Houston’s ex-husband in the building. “(New Edition) just held it together. I can’t imagine what today was like for them,” Pollock said after the concert. “For them to come and do a show for all of us definitely exceeded my expectations.” Pollock thought that in the wake of Houston’s death, Brown is being portrayed unfairly by the media. “We all have free will in this world,” she said, a nod to the notion that Brown was the direct reason for Houston’s demise. “I’m not going to say what people did or did not do, but he’s his own person, (Houston) was her own person.” Serita Outlow of Norwich, Conn. also attended the show unsure if Brown would make it. “I think he did an excellent job considering what he must have been feeling,” she said. “I don’t know what he went through with his voice today, but I think he still pulled it off. I’m very proud of him.” W

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Readers come to not only imagine how each of the characters manages loss but also how they deal with the outcome.

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(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • “Crimes of the Heart:” March 22-25, 30-31, April 1. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. $12 GA, $10 seniors, $8 students. Preview March 22, $8 GA/seniors, $6 students. Call for reservations.

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(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) Ticket prices: $9-$25 • “Murder at the Howard Johnson’s:” March 10-25, Thurs.Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Preview March 8, 7:30 p.m., “Pay What You Wish.” Reduced price preview March 9, 7:30 p.m., $11. Set in late ’70s, spoiled Arlene and her lover check in to a cheap motel and plot to kill her husband.

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(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Proof:” Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $17-$37 • “Fish Face (The Kids of Polk Street School):” March 27, 10 a.m., $6.50

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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+, $7. Tickets day of show only at door. For info, call.

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(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com) • Life On Mars-After School Players Theater Arts Show: Feb. 25, 11 a.m. $5. Written and produced by the students.

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

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(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • The Greatest Gift, The Obituary I’m Dying to Write, Succession by Charles White: Feb. 24, 7 p.m. • Thoroughly Modern Millie Presented by Worthington Players: Feb. 23-24, 26, 2 p.m., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/children.

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to read from script. Brief dance combo will be taught, dress accordingly, bring jazz, tap shoes if possible. All roles open, accompanist provided.

(2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, 570.340.6097) • “Once Upon a Mattress” Musical: Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. $12, $7 senior/student. Info: snyderj@marywood.edu, 348.6268.

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • “The Full Monty:” Feb. 24-26, March 2-4. Fri.-Sat., curtain 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Buffet dinner 90 minutes before curtain. Tickets for dinner and show and show-only. Tony-Award winning musical about out-of-work blue-collar workers who “strip” to make ends meet. Call for reservations. • Auditions for Elvis-inspired musical “All Shook Up:” Feb. 27-28, 7 p.m. Men and women ages 14+. Bring sheet music of song of choice, may be asked

(Royal Theatre of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts) • “Fuddy Meers:” Feb. 24-26, March 2-4; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Ticket prices vary. Call 570.941.4318.

• Rogers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound Of Music:” Feb 29, 6:30 p.m. (senior citizens’ performance); March 1-3, 7 p.m. Tickets at door, $5/students, $8/adults. 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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f, as a reader, you only find yourself reading books overflowing with uplifting themes and sweet endings, “Stay Awake” by Dan Chaon is not for you. The collection of short stories is crazy, scary and, oftentimes, unresolved. If you can find yourself willing to continue ahead, this fictional rollercoaster of a ride will prove to be worth your while. The 12 stories in the collection are defined by morose and complex subjects including but not limited to: A traumatic past colliding with the present, a recent loss and the consequences of a choice. The one commonality that intertwines these stories is the aspect of “staying awake.” In particular, Chaon makes it a point to demonstrate to readers that we can escape the weight of death through admitting it exists at every turn. By staying mindful to the world around us, we never lose sight of the people who surround us in the present.

The title piece begins with the birth of a child. Normally a joyous occasion, this story soon takes a turn for the worst when Chaon decides to add a dash of “Rosemary’s Baby.” A haunting tale just like the remaining 11, “Stay Awake” stands out among personal favorites: “Slowly We Open Our Eyes,” “Thinking of You in Your Time of Sorrow,” and “The Farm, the Gold, the Lily White Hands.” Even considering the dark nature of the compilation, Chaon does not disgust readers with gore, but rather, by inventing stories that wake our senses. Throughout the book, death is individualized; readers come to not only imagine how each of the characters manages loss but also how they deal with the outcome. The characters within the stories are not complex, but they are not one-dimensional either. As a result, readers can feel comfortable with their simplicity. Only trouble is, as soon as we do, Chaon quickly pulls the characters (and us) into extraordinary situations that cannot be easily solved without some sort of impending complication. These stories are excellent as stand-alone pieces. However, as a whole, Chaon has balanced difficult themes without selling out. Every conclusion is not resolved or saccharine sweet — sometimes proving messier than it first began. Yet, in the end, Chaon’s collection succeeds by evoking several feelings from a person all at once. Though fiction, “Stay Awake” leaves readers wondering what could happen if their life took a turn for the worst. Still in a state of melancholy, we complete the collection only to have every story permanently secured in our minds.

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traded his bass for a piano with Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” guitarist Joe Don Rooney channeled Stevie Ray Vaughan with “The House is Rockin’” and LeVox put his incredible vocals to good use on Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours.” Evans joined LeVox on the vocals for “Easy,” and during “Take Me There,” LeVox grabbed the phone of an audience member to sing to her mother, playfully adding “Your daughter’s drunk!” before handing it back. The encore closed the show with “He Ain’t the Leavin’ Kind,” the end of which was a salute to the military. Rascal Flatts made every stroke of the evening, from the fiery guitar solos to the vocal triumphs, seem utterly effortless, and it was a vibe that started to flow the moment the show began. Hayes, who co-wrote Rascal Flatts’ “Play,” was a knockout on the guitar, and Evans gave LeVox an operatic run for his money. W

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glowed in the dark I couldn’t sit next to her in Anthropology anymore. Next thing I knew, a group of people circled me as I was on the floor getting poked with a broom. “Is he dead?” someone asked. I was too paralyzed with inebriation to respond. “We need to pull the trigger,” someone insisted. I wasn’t too drunk to misunderstand that! I thought they were going to shoot me for getting too drunk at their party. Before I could scream, something entered my mouth. I thought it was a gun. When I bit down, I heard someone scream with pain. “You bastard!” they yelled. “You bit my fingers. I was just trying to make you threw up so you didn’t die!” Apparently “pull the trigger” meant to force someone to throw up to avoid alcohol poisoning. After I was dragged back to my fraternity house, I passed out on the toilet. My roommate in the house snapped a picture of me to make sure I never forgot about it. When we recently laughed about it at his wedding, I realized why they say the friends you make in college are the friends you’ll have for the rest of your life. Love, Justin W

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ear Mom & Dad, They say college is where you’ll meet the friends you’ll have for the rest of your life. I guess there’s something to be said about the bonds you develop when you’re too young and stupid to give a shit about tomorrow. A perfect example brings me back to 2005. The world was more simple back then. The Kardashians had yet to pollute television, my stomach was never pumped, and Vince Vaughn had every guy in America trying to play a little game of “just the tip” with their girl. “Are you ready to get crazy tonight?” asked one of my fraternity brothers. “I fully intend on throwing up tonight,” I answered. I was such an inexperienced drinker at that point in my life that I couldn’t convince myself I ever got drunk unless projectile vomit was found somewhere the next morning. After pre-gaming with a “power hour” that consisted of sipping Natty Lite every minute to the beat of a new Disney song from our childhood, we made our way to the nearby Theta Xi fraternity house to party like the redneck rockstars we were. I don’t remember much about the party, except I told some girl that since her teeth

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4th Annual Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show March 30, 7-10 p.m., doors 6:30 p.m., Seasons Ball Room, Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs. $60 (feat. Silent auction, hors d’oeuvres), $40 (show only, 8:15 p.m.). Cash bar. Business casual dress. Patty Leighton, honorary Master of Ceremonies. Mary Dimino, Liz Russo, Mary Radzinski, Jeannine Luby. Benefits Domestic Violence Service Center. For tickets/info, call Nina Dei Tos at 570.823.6799 ext. 221. 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, 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:

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American Lung Association • Fight for Air Climb: March 24, Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre. Climb one floor of steps, both up and down. Volunteers needed. For info, registration, sponsorships, visit lunginfo.org/arenaclimb, call 570.823.2212. • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Game: March 24, 7:05 p.m., vs. St. John’s, Mohegan Sun Arena. $18-$23, includes hat, hot dog, popcorn, soda. Portion of each ticket donated to ALA. Info/tickets: 570.970.3607, csipsky@wbspenguins.com. American Red Cross • Blood Drive: Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., LIFE Geisinger Scranton (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton). Attendees may tour day health center/enjoy light refreshments until 5 p.m. To make appointment, call 1.800.395.8759. No appointment needed for open house. Angels for Aubree Feb. 23, 4-9 p.m., Backyard Ale House (523 Linden

St., Scranton). $20, at door or at AngelsforAubree@yahoo.com. Ticket includes food, choice of one drink (beer, well mixed, wine), raffles, entertainment. Benefits Aubree DeFazio, born in Nov. with complications; will assist family with medical, prescription, other expenses.

• 11th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 25, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Candy’s Place (190 Welles St., Forty Fort). $20/45-minute ride, includes T-shirt. Free refreshments, mini massages. All proceeds benefit free programs at Candy’s Place, Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholarship. Call to reserve.

Big Brothers Big Sisters • 30th Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake: March 24, noon, 1:30 p.m., Southside Bowl; April 21, noon, 1:30 p.m., Valley Lanes. More money raised, more prizes won. Register at bbbsnepa.org. All teams must pre-register. Info: 800.955.4376.

Lake Silkworth Area Lions Club 2nd Annual Bowl-aThon Fundraiser March 18, 1-3 p.m., Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., WilkesBarre). Proceeds benefit Activities Fund, Christmas Food Baskets, Student Scholarships, Eye Glass Programs.

Bloomsburg Hospital 5th Annual Wine Tasting Benefit March 24, 5-9 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. $75. Tapas-style dining, dessert, wine, entertainment. Silent auction. Pianist Kevin Haile performing. Info/tickets: 570.387.2099, lmakara@bloomhealth.net.

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rime scenes by day, pen and paper by night? Some variation on that scenario is what brought Keith Gilman, a Clarks Summit resident who works as a cop outside Philadelphia, to the release of his second detective novel, “My Brother’s Keeper.” Gilman, who will be hosting book signings at Barnes & Noble Wilkes-King’s on Thursday, Feb. 23 and Barnes & Noble at Arena Hub Plaza on Saturday, March 3, also works part-time in security and has a family, begging the obvious question: When does he have time to write? “I have a daughter that I used to take to dance class once a week,” he said. “She’d be in there for an hour, and I’d be sitting in the parking lot scribbling into a notebook, and that was my writing time.” That arrangement is a far cry from those depicted in his books, the first of which was 2009’s “Father’s Day,” winner of Private

Eye Writers of America’s Best First Novel award. But for Gilman, writing is almost a way to dispel some of the pent-up energy police work causes. Although he shares some common attributes with his characters, especially both novels’ protagonist Lou Klein, he noted that he’s an optimistic person with a dark side that only comes from seeing what most others don’t. “Pretty much, it comes out in my writing,” he said. “The standard line is it comes out from the stuff that I’ve seen from being a police officer for 20 years. I think if you’re an accountant or if you’re in some other profession, you’re sitting behind a desk for 20 years, you don’t see much. But if you’re a cop — and I can’t say that I’m dodging bullets — but you do get to see a lot of things that normal people don’t get to see. And the big thing is death.” He started writing crime fiction because the genre is his preference when it comes to reading, and though it’s a good fit for his perspective right now, he’s open to what his literary future may hold.

“I’m still not even sure (crime fiction) is where I’m going to end up,” Gilman stated. “That’s where I’m at now, that’s where I’m going to stay as long as I have continued success at it, but I don’t know if that’s where I’ll end up.” Gilman had always wanted to pursue a writing career, but it wasn’t until his 40s came creeping up on him that he decided to go for it. “It’s not something that I put into practice until I was on the police department for about 10 years,” he said. “It was kind of like one of those dreams, you’re either going to fulfill it or not. And so I just decided I was going to really apply myself in earnest and give this writing thing a shot one way or the other.” W

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ends Public Square. $12 pre-reg./ $15 day of, tax-deductible donations made payable to: The Renal Race c/o FOP Lodge 36. Info: therenalracepa@gmail.com. Sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 36. Proceeds benefit families and research of kidney cancer. Spaghetti For Wishes March 3-4, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Bill’s Sports Bar and Grill (53 Brown St., Wilkes-Barre). $8, includes spaghetti, salad, bread, meatballs, dessert. Benefits Make-AWish Foundation. For tickets, call 570.328.5566. WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On the Air Benefit Concerts • Feb. 25: Paul Martin, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore.

12th Annual Heat at the Seat Chili Cook-Off March 17, 2 p.m., Country Seat Tavern (Maple St., Montrose). Music by My Own Monster. All proceeds benefit Endless Mountains Medical Care Foundation. For info/to register, call 570.278.9996. Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com) • Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net or go online. • Annual Spring Chicken Barbecue: March 25, drive-through only 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Half chicken, potato, vegetable, coleslaw, roll, dessert. $9, from any member or 570.785.5300 or 499.4908, by e-mail at jdoyle@nep.net. Advance sales only. Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival “An Intimate Cabaret Evening with Mark Janas and Andy Gale,” Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Cohen Recital Hall, Fine Arts and Performing Arts Center, East Stroudsburg University. “What is

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Feb. 23, 7 p.m., Mellow Theater. $25-$30, call 570.955.1455, visit college’s main building, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Folk Traditions Program with Dvorak, Smetana, and Martinu. Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) events: • Contra Dance: March 3, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). $9/adults, reduced for families. Music by “Contra Rebels,” fiddlers Todd Clewell, Barb Shmidtt, Henry Koretzky on guitar, calling by Karl Senseman. No partner/experience needed. 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. Music features “Missa Brevis” by Zoltan Kodaly, “Rejoice in the Lamb” by Benjamin Britten. Concerts: Wilkes-Barre, April 28; Hazleton, April

Keith Gilman’s second novel, ‘My Brother’s Keeper,’ was released earlier this month. 29. Clifford Community Youth Group • Ziti With Your Sweetie Dinner Theater: Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Clifford Fire Hall (Rte. 106, Clifford). $8. Salad, ziti w/ meatballs, beverage, dessert. “Murder, Mayhem & Marshmallow Salad.” For tickets, call 570.222.3331, 222.4344, some at door. • 5th Annual Homemade Easter Egg Sale: through March 25. $2/homemade peanut butter, coconut cream. Pickup March 24, 31, 10 a.m.-noon, Clifford United Methodist Church. To order: 570.222.3331, 222.4344. Preorders appreciated.

Feb. 26, Sculpted Ice Works (Lakeville, on Rt. 590). $10/adults, $6/ages 3-15. Live ice-carving competitions, Feb. 25, noon-4 p.m.; Feb. 26, noon-3 p.m. Open weekdays, Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: crystalcabinfever.com, 570.226.6246.

Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com) • Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m. Beth Moore study, “Jesus, the One and Only.” All women welcome. • Soup & Devotions: starting Feb. 29, noon. Soup, bread, dessert served each week through April 4. • March Into Reading Drop-Off: until Feb. 29. New and used books in good condition for ages 5-7. • Craft Fair: March 25. Sign up in social hall by Feb. 26.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • 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. • Quilting for Kids: Wed., through March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/ class. • Young at Art: Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers: Feb. 23, March 1, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. • Trash to Treasures: Ages 5-8, Feb. 24, March 2, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, Feb. 23, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/ series of 4 classes. All materials provided. • Trash to Treasures Together: Feb. 24, March 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4. $35. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Quilting for Everyone: Wed.,

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Wilkes-Barre YMCA • Camp Kresge’s Annual Spaghetti Dinner: March 27, 4-8 p.m., Rodano’s, Wilkes-Barre. $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Dine in, take out. Benefits camping programs. • Zumbathon: March 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10, $5 with student ID. 2-hour party, silent auction, giveaways, refreshments. Proceeds provide diabetic alert dog to 7-year-old Jayden. Call 570.823.2191, x222, e-mail Sa-

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Keith Gilman, “My Brother’s Keeper” signings: Feb. 23, noon, Barnes & Noble WilkesKing’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre); March 3, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Arena Hub Plaza, WilkesBarre). Info: keithgilman.com

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Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Photography on Campus, Mahady Gallery (2300 Adams Ave., Scranton). Jazz trio. Entertainment Unlimited Events: • St. Patty’s Day Spectacular: March 17, doors 5 p.m., dinner 5:45-6:45 p.m., dancing 7-11 p.m., Genetti’s Best Western (77 E. Market St., Wilkes-

Barre). $35, deluxe buffet, cash bar. The Poets, Frankie and the Corvettes, The Fab 3 (Beatles tribute). To reserve, call 1.800.830.7463, Genetti’s at 570.825.6477, Klines Shoes at 575.4912 or Joe Tutino at 457.2808. Everything Natural Health Food Store (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit) • Hand Drumming: Freestyle Drum Circle: every second/fourth Sat., 1-4 p.m. No experience required, drums, percussion provided. Fundamentals to Selling on eBay Class March 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Mayfield Conference Room at Hilton Scranton. $125, “bring a friend for free” deal. Focus on laying foundations for sales on eBay with Jason Richner. To reserve, contact 570.229.7289, easyselling101.com. Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • Chamber Breakfast Program: Congressman Lou Barletta, Feb. 23, 7:45-9 p.m., Capriotti’s Palazzo (1 Banks Ave., McAdoo).Rep. Tarah Toohil, March 21; Senator John Yudichak, April 25; Luzerne County Council, May 31. $15/members, $20/ non-members. Full breakfast. Call 570.455.1509.

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Two for the road Two exhibits featuring Monroe County artists will be on display Sunday, Feb. 26 through Sunday, April 22 at the Gallery at Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg). In Gallery One, work by John Kolbek will be displayed in “The Alchemist Cookbook,” and an artist’s reception is scheduled for Saturday, March 3 from 1-3 p.m. Sherwood Samet’s “Far From the Madding Crowd” will be exhibited in Gallery Two. For more info, call 570.421.3456 or visit poconocommunitytheater.org. Right, Kolbek’s “La Pavone Ragazza.” • Red Carpet luncheon to discuss state budget: Feb. 29, buffet lunch noon, remarks 12:30-1:15 p.m., answer/ question to follow, Valley Country Club (79 Country Club Road, Sugarloaf). $25/chamber members, $30/ guests. Reservations required by

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 36 Feb. 24, contact Chamber 570.455.1509, jferry@hazletonchamber.org, sign up at hazletonchamber.org. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce events: • Economic Outlook Breakfast: March 22, 8 a.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. Johnson College • Animal Care Center currently accepting applications for Spay Day 2012: March 8. Discounted spaying/ neutering for dogs/cats. Open to Lackawanna County residents, income of less than $25,000 annually. Applications at johnson.edu, 570.702.8961, on campus at 3427 North Main Ave., Scranton. No phone calls to check on status of applications; personnel will call to set up time.

Leadership Lackawanna events • Annual Alumni Reunion: March 8, 5-7 p.m., State Street Grill, Clarks Summit. Lyric Consort: “Faith At Work” March 4, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. $10/GA, students free with current school ID, reception follows in Kreitler Hall. Info/to reserve: lyricconsort.com, 570.343.6707. Tickets available 30 min. before concert. Marywood University events (2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, www.marywood.edu, 570.348.6211) • 10th Annual Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair: Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student Center. Booths on personal health care, nutrition, osteoporosis, more. In conjunction with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719): • “New Year’s Eve” at Movie Nights:

Feb. 25, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. $3/GA, $1/students w/ID. Info: 674.6411. ❏ Black History Month: • Dream Week 2012: Project H.O.P.E. Workshops: Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m., Muth Room 217, Insalaco Hall. Feb. 23, daylong activities led by Chick Woodard, Ph.D. • “Day of H.O.P.E.” Dinner and Presentation: Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., McGowan Room. Reservations required, call 674.1483, e-mail bnowalis@misericordia.edu. • Black History Month Film Series: Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m., Catherine Evans McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino Library, “For Colored Girls.” Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.) • Signings & Sightings Presents Alex McCord of “The Real Housewives of New York:” Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Sky Bridge. Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono). • Ramona Singer Meet-and-Greet: March 31, 6-8 p.m., Gypsies. $20. Of “The Real Housewives of New York City.” First 250 get autographed ‘Ramona Pinot Grigio.’ Tasting table. Info: mountairycasino.com, 866.468.7619. Nite at the Races Feb. 25, doors

6 p.m., post time 7 p.m., St. Leo’s/ Holy Rosary Church (33 Manhattan St., Ashley). $5, includes food, beverage. For info call 570.825.6669. 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. • Knit and Crochet Group: March 3, 17, 31, 10:30 a.m.-noon. • Learn to Blog: March 5, 3:30-4:30 p.m. WordPress. Penn State Wilkes-Barre events: • Information Science and Technology Open House: Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m. Advanced registration required, call 570.675.9238, e-mail wbadmissions@psu.edu, visit wb.psu.edu/ admissions. Info: 570.675.9269, rrybicki@psu.edu. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • 2012 Safe Haven Calendar available. Send check, $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: March 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209, Brodheadsville). Dogs available to meet and get to know. Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. Shickshinny First United Methodist Church • Homemade peanut butter, coconut Easter eggs, milk/dark chocolate: through April 4. $.85 each, call 570.542.7077 or 542.7149 to order. Slovak Heritage Society of NEPA events: • Ethnic Dinner: March 4, 2-5 p.m., St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Kingston. Take outs, 1:30 p.m. $12, benefits scholarship fund. Holupky, pirohy, kielbasa. To reserve, call 570.779.1694. Spay/Neuter Discounts Available for Pitbulls during 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. Clare Church (2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton)

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King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events: • Special Guest Davy Jones of The Monkees on “The Beatledd Fab Four Hour” on WRKC, Radio King’s College, Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 24, 7-8 p.m. (88.5FM), streams online atwrkc.kings.edu.

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.


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World Series of Poker winner Cyndy Violette will appear Saturday, Feb. 25 at Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono) for a dedication ceremony to introduce its new poker room.

• “Day of Recollection” for Homeschool Moms: March 10, mass, adoration, talk by Fr. Eric Bergman, lunch, demonstrations. To register, e-mail mhgargoyle@gmail.com. ∝ St. Faustina’s Spaghetti Dinner Feb. 26, 11:30-3 p.m., Faustina’s Catholic Church alternate site (lower level, St Mary’s gym, 1030 Hanover St., Nanticoke). $8, includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert, drink. Call 570.417.3878, 735.4833.

Located on the casino’s second floor, the new poker room features 11 tables and its own bar and cash cage. The dedication ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m., followed by a tournament from 2-4 p.m. Finalists from the day’s event, along with winners from the venue’s January and February Friday Poker Tournaments, will then have a chance to play against Violette. A 21-and-over meet and greet with Violette will be at 5:30 p.m. and will be open to the public. For more info, call 877.682.4791 or visit mountairycasino.com.

St. Faustina Kowalska’s Parish Annual Chinese Auction Fundraiser March 18, doors 10 a.m., drawings 1 p.m., St. Stanislaus gym (W. Church St., Nanticoke). To bid, $5/sheet, 25 individual tickets. 100+ baskets. Benefits Youth Group activities. Info: 570.735. 4833.

6-7 p.m. • Red Cross Blood Drive to Honor 2 Area Moms: March 3, noon-4:30 p.m. Wayne-Lackawanna Forest Landowners • Program on giving woodland trees room to grow: Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m., Browndale, near Forest City. Signs will be posted showing the way. Free, refreshments. Discussions, demonstrations of crown-thinning harvest. Info: 570.729.7683.

St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Manhattan Clam Chowder / Homemade Bread Sale: March 9, pick up 1-5 p.m., church hall. $6/quart, $5/loaf, order by March 4. Info: 570.562.1434, 457.9280 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. Patty’s Day Dance March 17, 5-9 p.m., The Regal Room. $20, cash bar. Joe Stankey and the Cadets. All-you-can-eat buffet, ham and cabbage, dessert. Info: 570.489.1901. St. Peter’s Church (Tunkhannock) • Lenten Soup Suppers and Taize Services: Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 6 p.m. supper, 6:30 p.m. service. Ash Wednesday service, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. May bring meatless soup or loaf of bread to share. Info: 570.836.2233.

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St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith. • YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology of the Body for Teens. Meets first, third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m. Sugarloaf Fire Co., Inc. Annual Toy Show Feb. 25, 95 West County Road, Sybertsville. Info: rmarchet@ptd.net.

Sugar Notch Fire and Hose Co. 1 (233 Freed St., Sugar Notch) • Lent Fry: March 2, 30, 4-8 p.m. Call 570.829.0280. Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., WilkesBarre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:308:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com. The University of Scranton events: • Healthy Heart Fair at The Mall at Steamtown: Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m., second floor. Free blood pressure readings, body fat analysis, massages, educational games, more. Call 570.941.5841, cutrufellop2@scranton.edu. • Entrepreneurship Panel Discussion: “The Marcellus Shale- Fabulous Opportunities for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs:” March 1, 7 p.m., McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Center. Free. Call 570.941.7401. ❏ 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., through March 12. Film viewing, 5:30-7 p.m.;

discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. • “Occupy the Political Economy: The Financial Crisis and the American Future:” Wed., through March 21, 6-7:15 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Library. No class March 14. Valley Lodge No. 499 International Buffet March 10, 4-7 p.m., Wyoming Lodge (821 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). Ethnic dishes, desserts. $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Info: lodge499.com. 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. • 2nd Annual Pinewood Derby/Cub Scouts of Troop No. 152: Feb. 25, 11 a.m. Scouting meetings Mon., Thurs.,

Wilkes-Barre Vipers SemiPro Football (For schedule, visit gefootball.com) • Field Day: March 3, noon-3 p.m. Public invited to bring kids to play on field with football players. Wilkes University (84 W. South St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.Wilkes.U) • Networking Mixer: Feb. 23, 6-7 p.m., Henry Student Center. RSVP: 570.408.4134, wilkes.edu/alumni. • “Reclaiming the American Dream: Getting Back Our Entrepreneurial Spirit:” Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Stark Learning Center 101. Free, open to public. • Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series: Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Linda Rottenberg, co-founder of Endeavor. WVIA (655.2808, www.wvia.org, studio off Rt. 315, Pittston) events: • Simply Grand Concert: March 4, 3 p.m., Sordoni High Definition Theater. Cellist Alberto Parrini, pianist Fabio Parrini perform pieces by Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak. Seating free, but limited. To reserve, call 570.655.2808, visit wviatv.org/hideftheaterentry. Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • March Educational Luncheon: March 14, The Fireplace Restaurant. Free/members (1/business), $10/nonmembers. To reserve, call 570.836.7755, e-mail Robin@wyccc.com. Featuring Southwest-

ern Energy Company.

HISTORY The Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton) Every weekend by reservation. Open 1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available weekdays for school groups, bus, hotel groups. • Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7 p.m., reservations required. Secret time/meeting place divulged upon reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/ adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine, 52 weeks/year. Daytime walks also available on limited basis. Private tours can be arranged for groups. Luzerne County Historical Society (49 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • 2nd Annual Stars of the Valley ft. “Life and Work of Ham Fisher:” Feb. 29, 6 p.m., dinner at Westmoreland Club, $75 person $65 LCHS members, $50 students with ID. $100 patron, $250 benefactor, $500 sponsor (listing in program). RSVP by Feb. 24. Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year round, Tues.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m. • Charter Day: March 11, noon-5 p.m. Free admission, except to museum’s main, temporary exhibits. 2 p.m., auditorium, Karol Weaver presents “Neighborhood Women: Medical Caregivers in the Anthracite Region.”

LEARNING Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theo-

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hough he now makes his living playing bass for Jason Mraz, Jai Dillon’s first love was not a musical instrument. It was a skateboard. “I loved it. I had a vertical ramp in my backyard. I was all about that, but I blew my knee out skateboarding on a halfpipe, without wearing pads,” Dillon explained. “Then I blew it out again, and the second time I blew it, I broke it pretty bad actually. I really thought I was going to be a professional skateboarder.” Apparently not learning his lesson, when Dillon finally healed up, he decided to give the extreme-sports lifestyle one more go and promptly racked up a third blown knee for his troubles. “The first time I fell, I went down right on my knee, and I knew it. I was like ‘That’s it, I’m done.’ I’d been playing bass for a year at that point, but that’s when I finally started getting serious about it.” Dillon, a former Pocono Mountain native, will be returning to NEPA on Friday, Feb. 24 as a special musical guest for a performance at Bart & Urby’s in Wilkes-Barre by local singer/songwriter Larry George. Philadelphia-based hip-hop act Loyal a.k.a. Reality Music and drummer Tommy Wynder of M80 will also perform. The lineup may seem a bit eclectic, but that works just fine for Dillon. “I really love to play r&b, reggae and funk,” he said. “But even in straight-up pop music and, right now I’m learning to play a rock song, there’s certain mechanisms, certain harmonic devices that they all use that I’m attracted to. The earcandy side of it, I’m into that.” It’s that diversity of taste and inherent adaptability that has led the 35-year-old Dillon to have as long and varied a career as he’s had since trading in his board ’n’ ramp for a bass ’n’ amp so many years ago. Not only has Dillon become Mraz’s go-to touring bassist, recently appearing on

the musician’s 2010 live EP “Life is Good,” Dillon’s also had the opportunity to play with the likes of jazz-fusion guitarist Marlon McClain and the ska-punk Brits in The English Beat. In his downtime, Dillon dabbles in everything from disco tunes and Motown classics to lounge-lizard oldies and modern-day dance-pop hits as part of the cover band Sauce in his current hometown of Austin, Texas. He also produces and plays guitar. With his ability to breeze in and out of different styles and collaborative projects with ease, Dillon spoke of the overall musical community with a warm sense of almost familial closeness. Indeed, it is that kind of friendly familiarity which precipitated the collaboration between Dillon and George in the first place. George’s manager, Jimmy van Horn, has been a friend of Dillon’s since elementary school, to the point where Dillon de-

scribes him as being “like a brother.” It was van Horn who introduced the kindred musicians, whose partnership won’t be just ending after the show at Bart & Urby’s. “After the show, we’re heading back here to Texas, and we’re going to be recording an album for him. I’ll be producing on it, playing bass on it and playing guitar,” Dillon said. “I’m always about making new stuff, working with new artists who are trying to get to the next level, people who are willing to really work. And Larry’s stuff is great. I love it. I’m really looking forward to this album.” W

Larry George w/ Jai Dillon, Loyal a.k.a. Reality Music and Tommy Wynder of M80, Friday, Feb. 24, 9 p.m., Bart & Urby’s (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Ages 21+. Info: 570.970.9570.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 38 ries, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced. 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. Art SEEN Pittston (71 Main St., Pittston, 570.970.2787, artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Workshops: • Hoop It Up: Feb. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. $10/person.

or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info.

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.

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.

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. Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com). • Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info. 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

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • 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. • everhART 101: Feb. 25, March 3, 10

a.m.-noon. Grades 5-8 (ages 9-13). Contemporary digital photography. 4 sessions, $16/members, $20/nonmembers. Pre-registration required, call or e-mail general.information@everhart-museum.org. 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. 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. Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org) ❏ Spring/Summer 2012 workshops: • Footloose: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts March 4. Ages 12-18. Performances in June. $300, $50 admin fee. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.mys-

pace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops. 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. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. • Acrylic Painting: Feb. 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110/member, $120/ non-members, $90/seniors. Materials list provided. ❏ Adult Classes • Basic Drawing: Feb. 22, March 7, 14, 21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list. • Watercolor Painting: Feb. 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No

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Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10.

• Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10.


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. Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, 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. 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. 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.

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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. Aura Om Yoga Studio (10 W.

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, info@bellasyoga.com) All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion. Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 2: Feb. 22-March 28. $60/ series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring mat or beach towel. Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org) • Zen Meditation Gathering: Feb. 26, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tea after. Arrival pre-sit 30 min. prior. Public welcome. Open donation. Vegetarian snack welcome, not required. Rinzai Zen tradition. Zazen meditation/ beginner’s instruction, chanting, walking meditation, Zen talk. Wear loose clothing, solid neutral colors. To attend, call, e-mail endless@epix.net. 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. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon.,

7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com) • Morning Wake-Up Workout: Full body metabolic, Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m. • Primal Scream Classes: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m. • Inferno: High Intensity Interval Training: Sat., 10 a.m. All classes free to members, $10 non-members. Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804) • Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info. 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. Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com) ❏ Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/cancellations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com • Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. • Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mats & props available. Student/ package discounts available. Bring friend to first class, get two for price of one. 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. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157,

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t’s happening this weekend. My pajama drawer is getting a fullblown clean out as I’m confident I still have some PJs buried in there from my college days. This realization got me asking myself the question, “What is your pajama style?” Surely the smorgasbord of sleepwear can’t define how I wish to count sheep each night. If that’s the case, then I’m faced with calling myself a sleeping hobo as I’m hard pressed to find more than two or three honest-to-goodness matching sets of pajamas. My wardrobe is incomplete as my sleepwear is indeed dated and, embarrassingly, not a collection an adult should be proud of. This shameful acceptance then got me asking myself, “What do you wear to bed at night?” I realized I actually rarely even go to that pajama drawer. I am clothed when I pass out each night, so seriously, what’s the deal? And then it hit me like a bag of lonely mismatched socks: My sleepwear is chaotic. It’s a mess. It’s not even sleepwear. I can’t believe I’ve succumbed to such nonsense. The truth is I am wearing nothing more than comfy clothes to bed! Yep, whatever lounge wear I creep into when I know I’m officially in for the evening is the same attire I am wearing while crawling

into bed each night. Ridiculous. This is ludicrous. Change is a must. Is it crazy to say that I believe I actually get a better night’s rest when I am appropriately dressed for the occasion? Let’s face it. The walk-ofshame girl never looks like she got a solid 8. And the adults who still wear cartoon pants never really know when they’re actually up as they continue to wear that outfit shopping for groceries or pumping gas. Could it be that sleepwear is designed with good intentions? Except of course for slinky lingerie … we all know that is not made for sleeping at all but rather serves as temporary flirtatious fashion with often a few hour’s shelf life. I digress. Thankfully, I am proud to say I don’t merely throw on an oversized T-shirt and hit the sheets. My pants and top always match. Always. But falling to sleep in clothes that look more like an outfit appropriate for doing house chores or wearing when the pizza delivery guy arrives just doesn’t seem right. This girl is all grown up and more feminine pajamas, actually classified as sleepwear, will be in the very near future. I think the time has come to grow up, buy some pajamas fitted for an adult and call it a night. W

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Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) • Chakra Yoga Workshop: Feb. 26, 2-5 p.m. Yoga postures to clear and balance the chakras, energy and sound healing to balance and energize chakras. $40. ❏ Feb. Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m. Multi-level, beginners and intermediate. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $11. Check web calendar for weather cancellations. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m., Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam/mantra meditation. No experience necessary. $11. 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. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre).

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. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m. Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

OUTSIDE Lackawanna Audubon Society • Bird Walk at Lackawanna State Park: March 10, 8 a.m., meet at boat launch parking lot. Info: 570.575.5293. Lackawanna State Park (To register go to www.visitPAparks.com, click calendar of events, then Lackawanna) • Basic Boating Course: March 6, 8, 5:30-9:30 p.m. With PA Fish and Boat Commission. Free, must pre-register, attend both sessions. Call 570.945.7110 or go online to register. May apply for Boating Safety Education Certificate, $10. Info: fishandboat.com. 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. • Junior Bird Club: Middle Creek Waterfowl: March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. One-time $5 fee new members. Registration required, call. • Adult Learning Series: Mammal Identification: March 3, 6-8 p.m. Limited to adults ages 17+. Registration required, call.

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Building Industry Association of NEPA (570.287.3331) • 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 tragedy and allow audiences to move freely at this unique theatrical experience. Features three hours of shopping, etc. prior. $150 with college ID. $165 after. Bus leaves Bart & Urby’s (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) 1 p.m. Call Carl 570.709.1678 for info/ reservations. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance (www.gaynepa.com) • As part of the NEPA SafeZone Project, NEPA RA is creating an “It Gets Better” video. 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. 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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s someone who cares about the environment and the creatures that live in it, I have always been pretty passionate about protecting it. There are some things that concern me more than others. When it comes to animals, let’s just say they have my full attention. So there is nothing that makes me angrier than seeing someone strolling down the street wearing fur. Wearing fur will turn my head, but it will also turn my stomach. The anti-fur campaigns going around lately have been getting a lot of buzz, as they should, because the fur industry is a brutal, vicious, money-making business that cares nothing for the life of the animals it’s taking. Celebrities from Charlize Theron to Pamela Anderson are supporting PETA’s anti-fur campaign. These high-profile stars use their names to speak out against the torture and murder of animals for fashion. PETA has gotten Topshop, Forever 21 and J. Crew to stop selling fur items. Martha Stewart spoke out in an anti-fur video she did for PETA. “I used to wear real fur,” Stewart said in the video. “But, like many others, I had a change of heart when I learned what actually happens to the animals. So much violence in

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Many of the people who don this attire in NEPA are volunteers — who should be thanked. Amanda’s Bitch: Filing taxes is the thing I hate most about being a grownup. I used Presidents’ Day as an opportunity to do my own taxes … mistake No. 1. It’s just not worth it to do it yourself. Every button I clicked, every number I entered, all I did was second guess myself and question if the figures were right and if I should/ could be claiming more deductions. I’ve done them by myself before, but it feels way more overcomplicated this year than ever before. See, I have this fear of the IRS. A fear that I’ll be audited, and they’ll tell me I did something wrong. After two hours of attempting to do my own taxes, I saved and signed out. Sure, when they ask you to fill in box 1-11, that’s easy enough but then follows complication! I can’t be the only one that watches the numbers in the upper right hand corner on TurboTax and finds it impossible that the numbers are accurate. That’s it? To add insult to injury, when I finished my first attempt at filing online and found that the state owed me a few dollars, they asked me if I wanted to donate it to a “Pennsylvania Special Fund.” Umm, that I do not. Haven’t

you taken enough? It sickens me, really — and now I sound like Jeff. Grownups complain about taxes. I guess I’m one of them now. Jeff’s Brag: Imagine this situation: You wake in bed tonight to discover your house is in flames. Who do you think is going to come and put it out? In all likelihood, it’ll be a combination of plumbers, car salesmen, engineers and other similar occupations. You see here in NEPA, most of our communities can’t afford a paid fire company, and we depend on volunteers. Think about that, a large group of men and women give up their own time year round for free, training and practicing and then even

risk their life when duty calls. In this era of me, me, me, it’s really quite astonishing. I’ve known for years about the tight-knit groups that comprise the various fire companies. It’s a collection of people that form a very tight camaraderie that even extends to social events. For years my DJ company used to play for a lot of these groups at their annual dinner (those boys in Moscow could really whoop it up!). But what really brought all this to mind was a news report I saw this past weekend about one volunteer firefighter in Albrightsville in the Poconos. Dave Vukovic was injured with multiple fractures fighting a fire a few weeks ago. He’s with the Penn Forest Twp. Fire Company, and they had the fire boots out at intersections collecting money for him. The poor guy has no income for a few months, plus medical expenses piling up. And all because he was willing to leap out of bed in the middle of the night to go help a neighbor. (Geez, I have to debate crawling out of my warm bed to go the bathroom at night!) So stop and think about the men and women watching your back in your community. And if you feel really inspired, you can do what I am doing and send a small contribution to the Dave Vukovic Fund (Box 125, Albrightsville, PA 18210.) If nothing else, attend the next spaghetti dinner or pancake breakfast your local company serves. And don’t worry, firemen never burn the pancakes! W

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POETIC Anthology Books (515 Center St., Scranton, above Outrageous, 570.341.1443, scranthology@gmail.com) All events free, unless otherwise noted. ❏ Book Groups • Scranton Interplanetary Literary Agency, a classic science fiction discussion group: 2nd Tues., 6:30 p.m. ❏ 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) ❏Author Signing: • Keith Gilman: Feb. 23, noon. Author of “My Brother’s Keeper.” ❏ Events/Book Clubs: • Open Mic Night: last Tues. of every month, 6:30 p.m. • Writer’s Workgroup: Wyoming Valley Wordsmiths: first/third Tues. monthly, 7 p.m. ❏ Children’s Events: • 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. ❏ Wyoming County Reads-One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Tunkhannock Public Library, free) • Kesey’s Themes-Liberation, Reality, Reformation: Feb. 22, 7 p.m. 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. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • Franklin Street Sleuths: Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m. • Licia Gregory Book Signing: Feb. 25, 2 p.m. Author of “My Favorite Girl.” Light refreshments. • Just For the record: Feb. 27, March 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring vinyl records to share and discuss. All ages welcome.

• Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012 & 2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details.

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.

City Cafe (116 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.3550) • “Ancient Rome and Andy Warhol” Photography by Fran Douaihy: until April. Explores classic faces of ancient Rome’s marble sculptures and busts, transforming them into colorful pop art.

The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Writer’s critique group: Sat., noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples. Free and open to public, donations encouraged. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of member-selected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/ seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • “Posing Beauty in African American Culture:” through April 1. On loan from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. • “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder: Student Art:” through April 1.

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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. • “David Bender:” through March 29. Sculptures, drawings. 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.

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. • Photography on Campus: Feb. 24-March 18. Reception Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • “The Examined Life,” paintings of everyday life in different media: through Feb. 25. Work by Mike Carson, John R. Kolbek, Ka-Son Reeves, Kevin Schappert, Alison Schmidt, Megan Tucker, Beth Tyrrell.

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. • “Paul McCrone Retrospective:” through Feb. 24. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net) • “Altered State?” Juried Exhibition: through Feb. 26. 59 works by 43 artists.

The Linder Gallery at Keystone College (570.945.8335, keystone.edu/lindergallery) • Photographs by Jennie Barrese: through March 9. Digital manipulation of photos to produce unusual composites.

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. • “The Alchemist Cookbook:” Feb. 26-April 22, gallery 1. Artist’s reception March 3, 1-3 p.m. John Kolbek. • “Far From the Madding Crowd:” Feb. 26-April 22. Photographer Sherwood Samet. Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m.

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.• “Edward Hopper: Early Impressions:” 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. 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

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. Suraci 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. • Michael Mirabito: Lost Voices-A Remembrance, Poland 1940-1945: through March 18. Reception Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Photographs, photo encaustic works explore AuschwitzBirkenau and Treblinka World War II concentration camp sites as they appear today. Accompanied by original musical suite by Douglas Lawrence. 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. 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. • “The Burmese Harp:” Feb. 26. Weinberg Memorial Library (University of Scranton) • “Alphabets from the Zaner-Bloser Collection:” through April 5, Heritage Room. Free during library hours. Call 570.941.6341. 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. 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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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.

paintings by Earl W. Lehman, Jack Puhl, Bill Teitsworth, Brooke Wandall, Mark T. Malak, Wes Bulla.

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dam Vodofsky knows his way around concert venues. Responsible for booking and promoting shows at the Scranton Cultural Center, Crocodile Rock in Allentown, East Stroudsburg University, Mohegan Sun Arena and more, Adam’s love for music doesn’t stop here. He also manages some bands in Northeastern Pa. and is constantly on the lookout for new music. Working for SLP Concerts, owned by New Jersey-based Stan Levinstone, Adam has the opportunity to work closely with national and up-and-coming acts. What made you choose your profession? I fell into it, actually. I always had a love for music, but I originally started off working as a sponsorship consultant and account supervisor at a sports-marketing firm based in Bethlehem that specialized in NASCAR, Formula 1 and other motorsports. I worked with clients ranging from NOS Energy Drink to Susan G. Komen. When that company went under due to the economic downturn a few years ago, I took the experience I had gained and was lucky to quickly find another job as a marketing director — this time with a focus on music — at a concert venue in NEPA. And ever since then, I’ve been hooked. Community involvement: The work I do for SLP Concerts has me promoting shows all over NEPA … I also regularly work with East Stroudsburg University to book and assist in the production aspects of its campus concerts including the (snow-cancelled) concert with Gym Class Heroes and The Dirty Heads last fall. I booked the recently announced Big Sean concert for March, plus an additional show in April with Breathe Carolina and The Ready Set. This will be the first time that ESU’s Campus Activities Board has had two major concert events in one semester. In addition, I manage some local NEPA based artists including the new band True Sons — keep an eye out for them! Hobbies: Rooting for the 1st place New York Rangers, skiing and, of course, seeing live music. Claim to fame: I stood next to Wayne Gretzky once. And that’s better than anything else I can think of. Favorite thing about the area: I love the fact that if you’re smart and play your cards the right way, NEPA is a very viable market for live music. I think there’s a ton of untapped potential here, and I’m working to try and figure out the right way to make the most of it. Favorite actor/actress: Hands down, Gary Oldman. His performance in “The Professional” is one of the great evil, crazybastard roles of all time. One thing most people don’t know about me: I actually shot for and had my pictures published by the New York Post when I was just 17 years old. I was filling in for the paper’s regular New York Rangers beat photographer while he was away on vacation. One thing I’ve always wanted to do: Take a ski trip to either Chile or New Zealand. Or both. In succession. What I wanted to be when I grew up: A sports broadcaster. I even originally went to college for broadcast journalism. That lasted one semester before I switched majors. Current passion: Discovering new music. I always told myself when I was younger that I’d never get stuck just listening to the stuff I liked as a teenager, and I’ve been true to that cause. That’s not to say I don’t throw some Pearl Jam or Less Than Jake on in between new tracks from Of Monsters and Men or M83.

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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) The way you see the world simply isn’t the way others see the world most of the time. The negatives you perceive in your own life in particular are generally not on anyone’s radar but yours. So why are you trying so incredibly hard to get someone else to see it your way when your way … kind of sucks? They have a happier view of the situation, so might I suggest that instead of squandering your energy attempting to get them to agree with your dismal perspective, why don’t you work on bringing yourself to theirs? ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Cruelty toward animals or other people (whether through maliciousness, insensitivity or neglect) is something you generally can’t tolerate. I admire that about you. I know we’re always urging you to be less stubborn and more flexible, but here’s someplace where it’s better if you don’t bend. Rigorously expecting those around you to be compassionate, patient, giving and humane is something that will make everyone better; allowing compromise in this department is just letting yourself and others down. Hold the line, and absolutely require kindness as a prerequisite for being in your life. If someone can’t deliver, dump them.

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TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Sometimes we do awful things under the guise of “just looking out for you.” Occasionally that means we needlessly shield someone from the truth of a situation because we “don’t want them to be hurt.” Of course, such a plan is usually shortsighted, only making it worse when they find out anyway. Other times, we say we’re looking out for someone when we’re really just spreading gossip or looking out for ourselves. Truth is generally the best policy, but this week really try to take yourself out of the picture (or put yourself in others’ shoes in it) and gauge how much good or harm you could potentially do — before you get involved. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Being right isn’t the virtue you think it should be. Sometimes, it’s reason enough for someone to dislike you — provided you’re petty enough to make a stink about it. I love that you’re so smart and able to accurately assess situations — that you’re right as incredibly often as you are. But unless that trait’s joined by humility and tact, it’ll breed more resentment than affection. Usually, when you’re right, it’s OK to gently speak up in time to help

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someone prevent a mistake, but after shit’s gone down, it’s best to just keep your mouth shut about it. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) You love being generous, but sometimes your generosity is marred by an internal tally sheet that usually shows you racking up lots of points, which consequently makes you feel like the recipients of your benevolence are mostly selfish ingrates. Gifts, however, should be freely given, and while there may be a grain of truth to your perception (humans are inherently selfish, by and large), focusing on that won’t lead to anything good. Take pleasure in the giving, in and of itself. If you receive something, go ahead and delight in it — as long as you don’t feel bad if nothing (or something less than what you expected) is all you get. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Hey, Leo. Consider tact. Yes, the truth’s the truth, and I admire your willingness to just speak up. That takes a certain kind of wonderful bravery. However, there are times when your bluntness is completely unnecessary. It would be awful if you felt compelled to change the essential nature of your message; however, won’t you consider editing and improving its delivery? For example, even if something did not require careful consideration or didn’t cause you pain or doesn’t matter to you at all, it might still be kinder to pretend it did, at least a little.

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Saying “no” is often the kindest thing you can do. Why, then, do you often have so much trouble actually doing it? It probably seems harsh to you, and because you’re a nice, polite, respectful person, it pains you to ever deny someone something. However, please acknowledge that giving into this propensity isn’t doing them, or you, any favors. Even though it probably feels good right in the moment (particularly if they gush with gratitude), it so often leads to hurt feelings and drama down the line. Those are far worse than if you’d simply said, “Sorry, no,” right from the get-go. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Sometimes when dealing with irrational (or crazy) people, it causes us to behave in ridiculous or insane ways. This is when your natural responsiveness and sensitivity is a kind of weakness, because by adapting to an unreasonable situation you make yourself into a nut. This is when a reality check is massively in order — if you can’t deliver one to yourself, surely you know someone who can slap you back to earth. Then it’s up to you to gently (and lovingly, if possible) enforce logical, sane standards and boundaries and not endow the borderline crazies in your life with more power than they should rightfully have. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) There are lots of different ways for people to be supportive. Just because they’re not doing what you want them to do doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t

love you or want you to succeed. Try to appreciate all the great respect and encouragement you’re already getting rather than focus on the bits and pieces you’re still not getting. It’s certainly OK to ask for those, but whether you get them or not, move on. Harping about what more people could or should do for you is only likely to get you less in the long run — and piss people off in the short run. Get over it. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) I’m a huge fan of trusting your instincts. How far you go based on them, though, is another story. Let them set you on the path that’s right for you. Use a gut check to verify your course along the way. But also allow your rational mind to exert some influence over the speed with which you travel that path. Taking things too slow (because of fearfulness, perhaps) is just as bad as going too quickly, so be observant and logical when setting (and frequently adjusting) your pace. Where you’re going is an instinctive thing. When you get there, that’s for your mind to decide. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You’re nowhere near as good a liar as you think. In fact, most of the lies you get away with are simply because those you tell them to would rather believe them than the truth they secretly know, or else can’t be bothered to call you out on it. Although there are occasionally good and kind reasons to practice some forms of deception, they are few and far between; honesty is almost always the best policy — and that’s true for you now, as well. Tell the truth, even if it makes you look bad. The lie you’d tell in its place makes you look far worse. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) Just because someone thinks they get to call the shots doesn’t mean they necessarily should. Bossy people tend to only get bossier when they’ve screwed up, so instead of being punished for their mistakes, they’re often empowered by those too hurt or scared to stick up for themselves. You’re not one of those people, though. Sometimes, you’re too laidback to put someone in their place — but let this be one of those times where you bother to call those Bossy Bessies out on their pushy behavior. Let them get as indignant as they want, but that still doesn’t put them in charge — which is a very good thing. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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ACURA `06 TL

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

BMW `01 X5

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ATVs/Dune Buggies

HONDA`09 REKON

TRX 250CC/Electric shift. Like New. REDUCED $3,650. (570) 814-2554

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Autos under $5000

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.

Automatic. Dark blue with black interior. Showroom condition. 20,000 original miles. Garage kept. $14,900 (570) 814-8106

BMW `99 M3

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

CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

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

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

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

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EAGLE `95 TALON

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

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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

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

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S

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

HONDA ‘04

Civic LX Sedan 81,200 Economical 4 cyl 1.7 liter engine. Great condition, well maintained. year. Asking $6500 570-855-0095

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HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, EXL with

navigation system. 4 cyl, silver w/ black interior. Satellite radio, 6CD changer, heated leather seats, high, highway miles. Well maintained. Monthly service record available. Call Bob. 570-479-0195

JAGUAR `00 S TYPE

4 door sedan. Like new condition. Brilliant blue exterior with beige hides. Car is fully equipped with navigation system, V-8, automatic, climate control AC, alarm system, AM/FM 6 disc CD, garage door opener. 42,000 original miles. $9,000 Call (570) 288-6009

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

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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

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LEXUS `98 LS 400

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

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CHEVY ’77 CORVETTE

Red & red, all original. No hits, restoration. Rides and looks new. Exceptionally clean. A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K $13,900 OBO 570-563-5056

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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

VOLVO 850 ‘95 WAGON

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FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

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FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

Black. 1,800 miles. ABS brakes. Security System Package. $16,000 firm. SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY 570-704-6023

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

100th Anniversary Edition Deuce. Garage kept. 1 owner. 1900 miles. Tons of chrome. $38,000 invested. A must see. Asking $18,000. OBO 570-706-6156

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

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HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 Soft riding FLH.

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

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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

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

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

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Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S Only 460 miles! Has

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

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DAELIM 2006

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

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

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

12,000 miles. With windshield. Runs excellent. Many extras including gunfighter seat, leather bags, extra pipes. New tires & battery. Asking $4,000 firm. (570) 814-1548

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FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

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


FOREST RIVER ‘10 SURVEYOR 234T

24’ Travel trailer. Sleeps 7, two queen beds, tinted windows, 17’ awning, fridge, microwave, oven/range, sofa bed, water heater. A/C, one slide out, smoke free, only $14,995. 570-868-6426

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

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 SILVERADO Auto. V6 Vortec.

Standard cab. 8’ bed with liner. Dark Blue. 98,400 miles. $4,999 or best offer 570-823-8196

CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER

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

CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $6,295. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

FORD `04 EXPLORER Eddie Bauer Edition

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

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

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DRIVERS

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

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Lowboy Driver CDL Required

Opening for Lowboy Driver-CDL Required. Must have good driving record. We offer Top Wages and Benefits Package. Apply in person & ask for Paul or Mike. FALZONE TOWING SERVICE, INC. 271 N. SHERMAN ST., WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 570-823-2100

PIONEER AGGREGATES, INC. Experienced

Tri-Axle Drivers

needed for our Spring operations. Must have clean M.V.R. and medical screening. We offer paid health, dental, and vision, along with paid holidays, vacation, and a 401k plan. Apply in person at 215 E Saylor Ave, Laflin PA, Between 8a & 3p

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548 Medical/Health

RURAL HEALTH CORPORATION OF NORTHEASTERN PA

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/ NURSE PRACTITIONER

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

RN SUPERVISOR

FULL TIME 3PM-11PM

LPN

PART TIME 3PM-11PM EVERY OTHER WEEKEND

LPNs & CNAs PER DIEM

Apply in person to: MOUNTAIN TOP SENIOR CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER 185 S. MOUNTAIN BLVD. MOUNTAIN TOP, PA 18707 (570) 474-6377

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Production/ Operations

KMS FAB LLC Has immediate openings for the positions listed below.

- Laser Operators - Turret Operators - Press Brake Operators - Punch Press Operators - General Machine Operators Please email your resume to: kbrunges@ kmspa.com or fill out an application at KMS, FAB, LLC. 100 Parry Street Luzerne, PA. 18709 E.O.E.

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

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Logistics/ Transportation

542

Logistics/ Transportation

Tractor-Trailer Drivers Home 48 hours EVERY Week Hiring company drivers and OwnerOperators to run out of Hazleton Pa. Home 48 hours weekly, run NY to NC. Pickup & delivery, drop & hook, and terminal-to-terminal runs. Full company benefit package. Company $1,250 gross weekly, Owner-operator $2,350+ after fuel take home weekly. HOUFF TRANSFER is well known for outstanding customer service, safety, and reliability. Requires 5+ years experience, Hazmat, safe driving record.

554

Production/ Operations

PRODUCTION WORKERS Local window man-

877-234-9233 • 540-234-9233 Apply www.houff.com

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573

Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Van Hoekelen Greenhouses is a family owned business located in McAdoo, PA. We have immediate openings for reliable full-time tractor trailer drivers, to deliver product to our customers across the 48 states. Our premier employment package includes: • Hourly Pay- including paid detention time, and guaranteed 8 hours per day • Safety Bonus-$.05/mile paid quarterly • Great Benefits- 100% paid health insurance, vision, dental, life, STD, 401K, vacation time, and holiday pay. • Pet & Rider Program • Well maintained freightliners and reefer trailers • Continuous year-round steady work with home time

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Requirements are: Valid Class A CDL, minimum 1 year OTR experience, must lift 40lbs, and meet driving and criminal record guidelines

PLEASE CONTACT SHARON AT 800-979-2022 EXT 1914, Mail resume to P.O. Box 88, McAdoo, PA 18237 or Fax to 570-929-2260 Visit our website at www.vhgreenhouses.com for more details.

Warehouse

Warehouse Associate

Retail Sales Manager SEEKING

VERSATILE, RESPONSIBLE PERSON. TRAINING, BENEFITS AVAILABLE. RESPOND TO JOER@ EFOFURNITURE.COM

468

NOW HIRING CLASS A OTR DRIVERS

SECURITY OFFICERS

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

ufacturing company is seeking experienced line operators. Starting rate depends on experience. Attendance and Productivity Bonus are potential. Health, Dental, Vision & 401K Plan available upon full time status. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to join a great team! Apply in person to: INTERSTATE BUILDING MATERIALS, INC. Attn: Director of HR 322 Laurel St. Pittston 18640

Owner-Operator equipment less than 5 years old.

Info Ed Miller @

569 Security/ Protective Services

Auto Parts

RAPIDLY GROWING COMPANY IN NEED OF FULL TIME WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE. COMPLETE BENEFITS PACKAGE PLEASE SEND RESUME TO store015@ gocolours.com DEADLINE 2/24/12 FORKLIFT EXPERIENCE A PLUS.

468

Auto Parts

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

NOBODY Pays More 570-760-2035

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

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

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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MOSS COLLECTOR

who owns/or has access to large tract (s), private woodlands. Must I.D. moss & ecoharvest in bulk, dry & deliver to Honesdale. 570-253-4704

551

Other

630 Money To Loan

710

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JENNAIRE BBQ GRILL includes rotisserie, gas. Like new. Paid $700 asking $250. OBO. 570-331-3564

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700 MERCHANDISE 710

Appliances

FREEZER 13 cu. ft. upright. Good working condition & seals. FREE. 570-542-5102

GENE’S RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES 60 Day Warranty Monday-Friday 8:00PM-5:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-11:00AM Gateway Shopping Center Kingston, PA

(570) 819-1966

551

Other

Appliances

MICROWAVE GE Profile over the range $70. Kenmore Elite dishwasher $60. Brass Tiffany Chandelier $50. Hunter Ceiling Fan $20. All very good condition. Manuals included. 570-814-5300 RANGE: Kenmore electric 30”36”x26”-black, 10 months old. $270.

Collect cash, not dust! Clean out your basement, garage or attic and call the Classified department today at 570829-7130! WASHER kenmore portable needs hose $100. 570-288-1281 WASHER Kenmore, white, $50. Side by side refrigerator with water ice dispenser, 28 cu ft. Beige color $100. Both very good condition. 262-6283

712

Baby Items

SWING, Graco, Graco infant car seat with base, Recaro convertible car seat, entire neutral farm themed nursery set with lamp & accessories all $15 each. Fisher Price baby monitor, and changing table mattress $5 each All in great condition. 570-735-4876

726

Clothing

COAT

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

551

JOB FAIR

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

General Warehouse Dry Cleaning/Laundry 1st, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM WHERE: The Men’s Wearhouse 185 Centerpointe Boulevard Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640

Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

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

COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

Other

TMW is an Equal Opportunity Employer

732

Exercise Equipment

AEROBIC CROSS TRAINING SYSTEM, Weslo, 30+ exercises, 150 lb weight stack, weight dowling system, 300 lbs resistance. 3 person capacity. Paid $600. sell $50. cash. 675-3890 TREADMILL: Proform 495Pi excellent condition. $200. 570-654-8117

742

Furnaces & Heaters

HEATERS 2, 1 kerosene radiant 10 with manual & pump $75. 1 carbon fiber electric, new in box, never used, free standing or wall mountable $49. 570-636-3151

744

Furniture & Accessories

BED solid pine sleigh bed & matching chest of drawers, cream colored with floral design, great for a girls room, excellent condition/never $900. 212-0948

BEDROOM SET

5 piece with King size bed complete. Excellent condition! Broyhill Attic Heirloms 5 piece bedroom set. Solid oak. Beautiful full dresser with mirror + additional dresser + 2 nights stands + king size oak bedframe & headboard + USA Olympic quality. Paid $7k+ for this beautiful integrated bedroom set. Moving to Philadelphia in small apartment or would bring with me! $1,200 for the entire set. 570.855.2751

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED! DINING ROOM SET 10 piece Antique Bernhardt, good condition. $950 OBO. 570-542-5102

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 HOOSIER CABINET Antique with flour bin & pull-out baking table. Must pick up. $650.570-970-3576 HUTCH 2 piece hutch $100. Large end table $75. 2 piece old bedroom set $350. each old mirrors included. 570-200-5311 LOVE SEAT green striped $60. 570-675-3890 ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT

ALL CONTENTS FOR SALE Call 868-5973


758 Miscellaneous

784

WANTED

POLAR-CARE 300cold-therapy-unit, new, (breg) $60. PREMIUM knife collection 10 boxed knives including clever, new $30. 570-489-2675

MECHANICS TOOL CHESTS Craftsman one 5’ double decker, 1 single roll chest, great condition. asking $185. for both 831-5510

ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!!! FREE REMOVAL Call Vito & Ginos Anytime 288-8995

DVD PLAYER Insignia $20. (2) 8 mm movie projectors reg & super 8 GAF 138 $40. Ionic pro air purifier $25. 3 fluorescent fixtures & 30 watt bulb $24. 35 mm Cannon sure shot $15. Handyman Magazines .15 cents each. American Standard shower head $4. VHS tapes $3. VHS tapes T120 $5. 570-825-5564 LP’s 130+ albums & records from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s sell all for $50. 570-675-3890 MATERIAL assorted, 2 boxes for crafts/ quilting, small pieces $5. 6 Rogers silver plated grapefruit spoons $10. 4 piece silver plated coffee set includes serving tray $25. 570-675-0920 MOVIE POSTERS: genuine $15. Classical 33 records $3. each. 5 drawer side ti side $350. 570-280-2472 Pizza stone bakeware, 14 1/2”, from Home & Garden Party, never used $20. Lasagna stoneware, 8” x 12”, from House of Lloyd, excellent condition $10. 570-333-4325 RAILROAD JACK $35. Railroad spikes .25 cents each. 570-696-1036

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

SEWING machine 1949, Kenmore in original desk type cabinet comes with original manual, has not been run for decades; needs check-up. Pics available via e-mail $49. 570-696-1410 TIRES 2 215/70R15 snowtires on rims from 2000 Chevy Venture $80. 570-474-0935 WHEELS Ford Escape 17” factory chrome wheels with tires p23565r17 $350. 696-2212

776 Sporting Goods COBRA S-9 irons, steel, reg 6-7-8-9W $100. firm. Vintage Yonex woods graphite head shafts 1-3-5 $60. Slazenger cart/bag slotted $25. 570-829-4016 PULL-CART for golf bag, good condition $15. 570-788-2388 after 5 pm.

778

Stereos/ Accessories

SUB WOOFER Powered car subwoofer. Very powerful, 2 power acoustic subwoofers, 2 Pyle 1800 watt amps. Custom cabinet with see through acrylic front. $250. or best offer. 328-6059.

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV BRACKETS, wall mount, 1 holds large set $39. 1 for smaller set $29. 570-636-3151 TV from 1950; beautiful pecan all wood cabinet with doors. $49. 570-696-1410

784

Tools

CIRCULAR SAW, 7 1/4” Craftsman $25. 570-825-5564 SNOW THROWER Ariens 7hp electric start, tire chains, 24” cut just serviced, runs well $395. 570-636-3151

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487

WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 6pm

794

Tools

Video Game Systems/Games

Dogs

PAWS TO CONSIDER....

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

Call 829-7130

VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: WANTED ALL JUNK CARS, TRUCKS & HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995 Selling Your Furniture? Do it here in the Classifieds! 570-829-7130

ENHANCE YOUR PET CLASSIFIED AD ONLINE

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

POMERANIANS

AKC, 9 weeks, 2 females. Shots & wormed. Vet checked. Home Raised. $400. 570-864-2643

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800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

CHIHUAHUA 9 year old female free to good home. Not good with kids/other dogs. Owner was elderly man who passed away. 570-902-5330

815

Dogs

DACHSHUND PUPPIES!

570-250-9690

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.

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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 homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-310-1552

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BEAR CREEK 10+2ACRES with homes.

Good for primary home, vacation or investment. Property includes: 10.2 acres (3 separate parcels) bordering state game lands House with master bedroom suite, large kitchen, oversized living room, family room, guest bathroom, oversized deck (24 x 32). Private Guest House with living room/kitchen combo, large bedroom, bathroom. Outbuilding for storage & covered pavilion. email: csmith7433@ aol.com 570-472-3152

906 Homes for Sale

906 Homes for Sale

EXETER

SWOYERSVILLE

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

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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HARDING

3 bedroom, 1.5 bath raised Ranch on 1 acre. Home boasts a gas fireplace in living room, traditional fireplace in finished basement. Central A/C, 2.5 car garage, covered deck, out of flood zone. $179,900. Call 570-388-4244 570-388-2773

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

DUPONT

Totally renovated 5 room apartment located on 1st floor. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/ flooring & energy efficient windows. 1 bedroom with large closet, living room, laundry room, storage room, basement & large front porch. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking. $650 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

FORTY FORT

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

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941

LAND FOR SALE

24 ACRES

Wyoming Co, NY Bennington Twp. Cotton Hill Rd. ASKING $32,000 1-814-392-6548

BEAUTY EFFICIENT 1 bedroom, fireplace, courtyard parking, appliances, professionally managed. LEASE/ EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION/ NO PETS/ SMOKING $465+ utilities

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HANOVER TOWNSHIP

Great location, 1 bedroom apartment in residential area, all utilities included. $600/month + security. 908-482-0335

KINGSTON

3rd floor, 1 bedroom. Stove, fridge, electric heat. Tenant pays electric. No smoking. Single occupancy. No section 8. Background & credit check / references required. $425 / month + security. Call 570-283-1761 after 6:00 pm

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906 Homes for Sale

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

SONY PLAYSTATION 2 console. Everything included. Works 100%. Includes 4 games, all cables, & carrying case. Best offers accepted. $60. 570-905-2985.

AKC Registered. Ready to go. Vet checked. Please call 570-864-2207

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953 Houses for Rent

KINGSTON

72 E. W alnut St. 3rd floor, located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room, sun room, bathroom. 2 large and 1 small bedroom, lots of closets, built in linen, built in hutch, hardwood floors, fireplace, storage room, yard. New washer/ dryer, stove & fridge. Heat and hot water included. 1 year lease + security. $950 570-406-1411

Looking to buy a home? Place an ad here and let the sellers know! 570-829-7130 KINGSTON

E. WALNUT ST.

Light, bright, 3rd floor, 2 bedrooms, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Heat & hot water furnished. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $715. 570-287-0900

KINGSTON

Newly renovated. 3 bedroom. Wall to wall carpet. Screened in porch. Off street parking. Fridge, stove, washer & dryer included. Sewer, lawn maintenance & snow removal also included. $750 + utilities. Call (570) 807-7204 LEAVE MESSAGE

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floor. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, eat in kitchen, dining room, living room, washer/dryer hookup. $525/ month, + utilities & 1 month security. Call 570-654-0817

WEST PITTSTON Spacious, updated 1

bedroom apartment, 2nd floor. Recently renovated. Sewer & appliances included. Off street parking. Security. No pets. $475 + utilities. 570-586-0417

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LARKSVILLE

Very nice, clean, 2 bedroom. Hardwood floors, w/d hookup, stove, fridge, dishwasher. Off street parking. $600 + security & utilities. No pets. 570-954-5903

2nd floor, 1 bedroom apartment. All appliances. Washer/ dryer. Off street parking. No pets. $525 + utilities, security & references. Call 570-954-2972

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NANTICOKE

2 bedroom, new carpet/paint, washer dryer hookup, no pets. $450/month + security & utilities. Please call 570-822-7657

NANTICOKE

Nice clean 1 bedroom. Heat, hot water, garbage fee included. Stove, fridge, air-conditioning, washer/dryer availability. Security. $525 per month Call (570) 736-3125

PITTSTON

2nd floor. 1 bedroom, private entrance, newly painted, w/w carpeting, washer/ dryer hookup, off street parking. Water & sewer included. No Pets No Smoking! $425 + security. 570-883-9384

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

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SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM

2nd floor, w/w carpet, stove, refrigerator. Some off street parking. Utilities by tenant. No pets. $600 per month. 1 year lease & security. References. Call 570-288-4987 or 570-466-7639

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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PITTSTON

Large 1 bedroom, 1 bath. Heat, water and sewer included. No Yard. NO PETS. $675 per month 570-443-0770

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Commercial Properties

Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

internet? Our new leases include a FREE high speed connection! Affordable modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. 300SF to 5000SF available. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

DURYEA 109 Chittenden St.

Two - 2 bedroom, 1 bath totally remodeled homes. Off street parking, $450 per unit plus security. Utilities by tenant. Call Brian 570-299-0298

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NANTICOKE

1207 Prospect St 3 bedrooms. Hardwood floors. Eat-in kitchen with appliances, including dishwasher. 1.5 bath. Washer/dryer hook up. Basement & front porch. Sewer & garbage included. No pets. No smoking. $625 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356

OLD FORGE

22 Connell St 2 bedroom, 1 bath. New rugs, fridge stove dishwasher. Very large fenced yard with utility shed. $650/mo + security Utilities by tenant Call Brian 570-299-0298

PLAINS NEW LUXURY

DUPLEX This beautiful, completely renovated 2 bedroom luxury apartment could be yours! All new high end amenities include: hardwood floors, gorgeous maple kitchen cabinets with granite countertops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious great room with gas fireplace. Stacked washer/dryer. All new tile bath. Large screened-in porch. Many large, convenient closets. Central Air. New gas heating system. Huge attic for storage. “Must See!” $850 + utilities, lease & security. NO PETS. Call for appointment. 570-793-6294

PLYMOUTH

BACK MOUNTAIN JACKSON TWP.

3 bedroom home on Hillside Road. $695/mo + utilities. Lake Lehman School District. No pets. Call American Asphalt Paving Co., at 570-696-1181, ext. 243 between 7:00AM and 3PM Monday -Friday

DALLAS/BACK MTN

2 bedroom completely renovated house. 1 new bath. New kitchen with appliances, adjacent to Friedman’s Farm secluded rural setting. 750 monthly + utilities. 570-822-2992

DRUMS

SAND SPRINGS Golf Community Townhouse. Modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 stall garage. 3 minutes to interstates 81 & 80. $1350 + utilities. Call 570-582-4575

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HUNLOCK CREEK

3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1 acre. New carpet & paint. Full basement. Detached 1.5 car garage. Front porch and spacious rear deck. Water, sewer included. $850/ month + 1st & last. 570-332-8922

NANTICOKE Desirable

Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $900 + electric only

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

SWOYERSVILLE Completely remodeled Large 2 story, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single family home including refrigerator, stove, dishwasher & disposal. Gas heat, nice yard, good neighborhood,. Off street parking. Shed. No pets. $995 / month. 570-479-6722

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Rooms

WILKES-BARRE

Furnished room for rent. Close to downtown. $90/week + security. Everything included. Call 570-704-8288

Building & Remodeling

All types of residential remodeling. Kitchens & baths. Specializing in Windows & Vinyl Siding. Solar light tunnels. 30 years experience. BBB. PA025042 Licensed & Insured Free Estimates 570-287-1982

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Chimney Service

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

Line up a place to live in classified! 1084

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 3 bedroom, 1 bath. Located on Academy St. New paint, carpet & windows. $700 + utilities & security. Small pet OK with extra security. Off street parking . Call 570-760-6410

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Electrical

SLEBODA ELECTRIC Master electrician Licensed & Insured Service Changes & Replacements. Generator Installs. 868-4469

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Handyman Services

DOPainting, IT ALL HANDYMAN drywall,

plumbing & all types of interior & exterior home repairs. 570-829-5318

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Hauling & Trucking

AAA CLEANING A1 GENERAL HAULING Cleaning attics, cellars, garages. Demolitions, Roofing & Tree Removal. Free Est. 779-0918 or 542-5821; 814-8299

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Heating & Cooling

HEATING, A/C & REFRIGERATION REPAIR Services. Commer-

cial / Residential. Licensed & Insured. 24-7 Free Estimates. Call 646-201-1765 mycohvac.com

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Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term Care Insurance products/life insurance/estate planning. Reputable Companies.

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Painting & Wallpaper

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M. PARALIS PAINTING Int/ Ext. painting, Power washing. Professional work at affordable rates. Free estimates. 570-288-0733

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Snow Removal

SNOW

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Industrial Residential DRIVEWAYS SIDEWALKS SALTING

Collect Cash. Not Dust. Sell it in The Times Leader Classified section.

VITO & GINO’S 570-574-1275

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Tree Care

ZOMERFELD TREE SERVICE, INC. Tree removal, trimming, stump grinding. Hauling & excavating. 570-574-5018

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