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s expected with my position, I spend a lot of my workday reading and, thankfully, writing. Since I was a little girl, writing has been one of my biggest passions, so I feel very happy and lucky to have the ability to write within the pages of this newspaper every week. But, honestly, I’ve had a bit of a writing “rich-girl, poor-girl” syndrome. Let me explain: Since a lot of my writing energy and creativity goes toward the paper, sometimes there’s not a lot left over for myself post-work. For the first few years I was a Weekender staffer, my personal writing fell to the wayside hard, but around 2009, I discovered the Blogger website and quickly fell in love with it — and online writing. Since then, I’ve graduated to two WordPress sites that I frequently update, and alas, creativity has been at an all-time high (most of the time). Blogging has really helped me return to writing for me (and especially the little me who scratched her stories in countless notebooks throughout my childhood). For many, blogging is an online diary, a forum to discuss politics, a

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gallery, a place to share anything and everything and a way to unleash their own creative juices. And many local bloggers will come out from behind their computers, and maybe a cloak of anonymity, this Friday, March 30 for the fifth edition of NEPA Blog Fest, which you can read about in the cover story on pages 14-15. In other news, I just want to remind everyone that the Readers’ Choice ballots close this Friday, so if you haven’t voted yet, you best get cracking! Winners will be announced in our Wednesday, April 25 issue, and our big award party will be held at Breakers inside Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs that night. Until next week, thanks for reading! -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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EDIBLE LESSON PLAN Rebekah Gillette, owner of Be Life Cafe (639 Northern Blvd., Chinchilla) and Raw Food Chef Toby Landon will offer their first “Culinary Class on the Patio” Tuesday, April 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday’s class will demonstrate ways of making Mexican items transform to meet meat-eating, vegetarian, vegan or raw diets. The class is BYOB, and the hosts suggest sangria or margaritas to complement the fare. Cost is $35, and seating is limited. For more info, call 570.585.8068.

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TOWN & ART The Jim Thorpe Art Weekend will be held Saturday-Sunday, May 5-6 in downtown Jim Thorpe. The event features visual art, free music, food, shows at the Mauch Chunk Opera House (13 West Broadway), demonstrations and more. The festival begins Saturday at 11 a.m. with a walking tour of Jim Thorpe’s studios and galleries. Marko Marcinko’s Latin Jazz Quintent will ring in Cinco de Mayo at the MCOH that evening, NEPA’s Motionless in White on while the Dakota Ridge the cover of Kerrang! magazine. Gallery across the street will PLAYING ‘FAVOURITES’ show a photography exhibit of release. “Our goal was to seNEPA’s own Motionless in cure an eclectic lineup of head- Madascar’s Pierrot Men. White is on the cover of Sunday’s festivities include liners to satisfy a variety of March 24 issue of U.K.-based stained-glass artist Nic East musical tastes, and I feel we‘re music magazine Kerrang! with the headline: “Meet your favou- already accomplishing that goal demonstrating techniques and leading a tour of his casa d’art right out of the gate.” rite new band.” which features more than 30 The press release also stated As reported in this space last stained-glass doors and winseveral more shows will be week, the sextet — made up of dows, stone lithographer Ron announced in the coming Chris Motionless, Ricky HorChupp explaining printmaking weeks. ror, Angelo Parente, Ryan in his West Broadway gallery, Tickets for these three shows Sitkowski, Josh Balz and Deguided tours of the Asa Packer go on sale Monday, April 2 at vin “Ghost” Sola — is workmansion, the Mauch Chunk 10 a.m. via mountlaurelpacing on a new album and has Museum and the Old Jail. .com. been nominated for two Metal For more info, visit JimHammer Golden God CREEPIN’ COMEDY Thorpe.org. Awards. Clarks Summit native James COME ONE, COME ALL “The Wingman” Holeva will MOUNTAIN OF MUSIC “Circus on the Commons,” record a comedy album ThursThe Mount Laurel Pocono a free lunchtime preview of the day-Friday, March 29-30 at 9 Mountains Performing Arts Irem Shrine Circus will be p.m. at Honeychild’s (109 E. Center, aka The Mount (1 held Tuesday, April 10 from Tamiment Road, Tamiment) has Drinker St., Dunmore). Tickets noon-1 p.m. at the Millennium are $15. announced its first three conCircle Portal of the River The album is slated to be certs of the season. Common in Wilkes-Barre. released in the late spring via The Guess Who will appear Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m.; tickets Sonic Boom Music Group. NEW AT NEXSTAR are $37.50-$67.50, Ziggy Mar- For more info, visit sonicNexstar Broadcasting boommusicgroup.com or faceley will perform Friday, June 15 Group, Inc. announced this book.com/letsgetcreepin. at 7 p.m. ($42.50-$72.50), and week that James E. DePury The Rock ’n’ Blues Fest feaMUSICAL OUTLAWS has been named News Director turing Johnny Winter, Edgar of WBRE-TV and the compaThe Gang of Outlaws tour, Winter, Leslie West, Rick ny’s local digital news platDerringer and Kim Simmonds featuring ZZ Top and 3 Doors forms, PAhomepage.com and will be held Sunday, Aug. 19 at Down will set down at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain PAhomepage.mobi. DePury’s 6 p.m. ($45.50-$75.50). (1000 Montage Mountain Road, appointment is effective Friday, “It’s a great start to what’s March 30. Scranton), Wednesday, May 30. shaping up to be an exciting Nexstar Broadcasting owns While Gretchen Wilson is on 2012 Music On The Mount WBRE-TV and through an the bill for many stops of the Concert Series,” said Chris Outsourcing Agreement proPerrotti, chief operating officer six-week tour, she will not be vides services to WYOU-TV, at the Scranton show. and general manager of Mount which is licensed to Mission No further information was Productions, L.P., in a press Broadcasting. W

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PEOPLE OF FAITH: GPS NAVIGATOR USERS In a world of advancing technology and declining map-reading skills, some GPS navigator users blindly over-rely on the devices, and News of the Weird has reported enough of their predicaments to mark the category “no longer weird.” However, three Japanese students on holiday near Brisbane, Australia, in March created a new standard for ignoring common sense. Bound for North Stradbroke Island (about eight miles offshore), the driver (according to authorities cited by the local Bayside Bulletin) apparently put maps and eyesight aside, in favor of the all-powerful Navigator, which had instructed him to proceed. As news spread on the Internet, photographers rushed to capture the car, half-buried in sand. (In the students’ defense, the beach seemed to extend to the horizon at low tide — although the word “island” might have deserved more respect.) THE CONTINUING CRISIS -- The entire village (almost!) of Sodeto, Spain, shared the grand prize in the country’s huge Christmas lottery in December, earning each of the 70 households the equivalent of at least $130,000. The joint buy-in of tickets is a town ritual, but one resident missed the canvassing: Filmmaker Costis Mitsotakis, who said he was happy that everyone else was happy. (The dark side of winning: Hucksters flooded the town from all over the country.) -- Make Yourselves at Home: (1) Keith Davis, 46, was caught red-handed in Ashley Murray’s house in South Bend, Ind., in February and charged with burglary. Murray, though, said she

had mixed feelings because, while there, Davis had folded Murray’s clothes and vacuumed the house. (Police said that some drug or other had made Davis believe he was in his own home.) (2) Officials at the county courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., were startled to learn in January that Paul Frizzell, 30, had commandeered a vacant office in the building and for two months had been running his business out of it (with telephone, copy machine and bulletin board, among other trappings). FAMILY VALUES -- What Christmas gift would be appropriate for the 7-year-old daughter of Britain’s notorious specimen of plastic surgery known as the “Human Barbie?” For little “Poppy” Burge, it was a gift certificate worth the equivalent of about $11,000 for future liposuction (redeemable beginning at age 18). Mom Sarah had already given her a voucher for breast augmentation. (Poppy, developing her early-onset need for attention: “I can’t wait to be like Mummy with big boobs. They’re pretty.”) Mom, who recently turned 51, celebrated with about $80,000 worth of additional plastic surgery to run her lifetime total to the equivalent of (depending on source consulted) $800,000 to $1 million. -- Sheriff’s detectives told the Everett, Wash., Daily Herald in January that they had recently tracked down a 21-year-old man who confessed to stealing checks from the Money Tree store in Lynnwood, Wash., and forging signatures. According to the detectives, the man was clear about his motive: “I don’t have an addiction. I don’t need to use drugs. I (was) doing this to show my parents that I can make it on my own, without them.”

IT’S EVERYWHERE! (1) Two ministers in the Indian state of Karnataka were pressured into resigning in February after allegedly being spotted watching pornography on a cell phone in the state legislature. Minister Laxman Savadi said he was actually doing research on the dangers of “rave” parties. (2) A 54year-old court clerk at Inner London Crown Court was caught by his judge looking at pornography during the victim’s testimony at a notorious rape trial. He said he was just “bored” and admitted previously browsing porn in court. PEOPLE WITH ISSUES Now in its third season, the TLC cable channel’s series “My Strange Addiction” continues to raise the bar for News of the Weird stories. This season’s highlights include the man sexually attracted to his car, plus women who surround themselves with mothballs or eat cat food or drink nail polish or dig into their ears or eat adhesive tape. In one episode, “Ayanna,” 54, who has not cut her fingernails in three decades, reports that she has recently been cultivating her toenails, which are now 4 inches long and hampering her use of shoes. Another episode this season features Sheyla Hershey, mentioned in News of the Weird four weeks ago after she credited her gigantic breast implants with cushioning her body during a recent car crash. LEAST COMPETENT CRIMINALS One of the largest methamphetamine busts in U.S. history was made in March by police in Palo Alto, Calif., who used the popular Find-My-iPad app. Apparently, someone at the drug house had stolen the iPad, and police turned on the owner’s global-positioning “app,” pointing to an apartment complex in Santa Clara County. Almost 800 pounds of meth was confiscated, with a street value of about $35 million. Said the father of the iPad owner, “They have $35 million, and they can’t go out and buy an iPad?”

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o many, the ability to be anonymous could very well be one of the biggest turn-ons of blogging. To have an open forum to say exactly what they want, no matter how minute or scathing, about politics, cooking, travel, daily life, movies … the possibilities are endless for a blogger. Oftentimes, for many people who read or write blogs, the chance to meet the person behind the writing is pretty slim to none — unless they reside in NEPA. On Friday, March 30, the fifth installment NEPA Blog

Fest will be held at Rooney’s Irish Pub in Pittston and will give local bloggers and readers the chance to meet face to face. “It’s a low-key event,” said co-creator Ben Hoon, 51, who blogs at gort42.blogspot.com. “We wanted to do some sort of candidate event, but we didn’t want to do a forum where somebody’s in front of the room and bores everybody. So we made a rule that there’s no speeches allowed.” Harold Jenkins, who started anothermonkey.blogspot.com in 2004, harkens the event to “a giant cocktail

party. Everyone gathers in groups and talks. What goes on there really depends on who shows up, your dynamic depends on your crowd.” In 2006, Jenkins founded of blogs about Northeastern Pennsylvania or by its residents or natives. Hoon, who lives in Plains Twp., and fellow political blogger Joe Valenti of pittstonpolitics. com envisioned Blog Fest as a gathering for likeminded bloggers and the politicians or candidates they write about in 2010. Blog Fest has seen attendances between 100-150 people at each event and has since has morphed into a meeting of the local blogging minds, no matter what topic they write about.

“It has been known for (a political slant) because we’ve had a ton of politicians come through over the course of all the events, but I want to try to get away from that because not all blogs are about politics,” said NEPA Blogs co-administrator Michelle Davies, who writes at blog.mhryvnak.net. “We want to get some of the other bloggers involved, too. So we hope (to) encourage more people to show up — not all people like to be involved in politics, anyway.” Jenkins agreed. “A lot of political bloggers tend to get the notion that political blogs are the only types of blogs out there worth reading, and some

non-bloggers get that notion, too,” he began. “What I guess was originally conceived as a political event, the rest of us latched on to and said, ‘This is our chance to meet other bloggers, people you only meet online.’ “Michelle and I have gone out of our way to extend this to other bloggers to come out and meet other bloggers and also meet the people who make the laws and that kind of thing. Where else are you going to meet the face to face over a beer?” To help make the event more open to everyone this year, Art Seen Gallery in Pittston will have extended hours Friday. “When you’ve got 150


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oth Davies, 31, and Jenkins, 44, have been blogging since the early 2000s. “It was around 2002 I first starting noticing a couple blogs from people in other parts of the world. It became very addictive,” Jenkins recalled. “I just became fascinated by what I was seeing, the online diaries from people from places I’ve never been to, and I was able

to relate to other strangers by what they were writing.” One day, Davies checked her blog statistics and saw she was being linked to from NEPA Blogs. “I thought, ‘What’s that?’ so I clicked on it, and I started reading through everything and thought it was really cool,” the Sweet Valley resident said. “So I sent Harold an e-mail about blogs he could/should add, and eventually he got sick of me e-mailing him all the time and said, ‘Here, you can do it yourself,’” she added, laughing. Jenkins originally got the idea for the website from a blogging friend in North Carolina who started linking to other bloggers in the state. “I thought that was interesting because all these people have common interests, face common problems and talk about common things, it must be interesting to see what other people in North Carolina are talking

about,” Jenkins said. “So it would be interesting to get together all the blogs people are writing in Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Since one of the main goals of many bloggers is to get readers to read their content, gathering local blogs together could be a win-win situation for all involved. “I thought that if everyone were to link to each other then everybody’s rank, essentially, on search engines would go up because people would be looking at each other, and you’d have more arrows pointing into your site,” Jenkins said. But all that linking to and from each blog could get complicated, so the Nanticoke resident decided to create a central hub site to link to area blogs. “Hopefully (they’d) link back to that hub site, and that would be good for everybody,” he said. “You’d essentially set up a network for Northeastern Pennsyl-

vania to come to get people to blogs from Northeastern Pennsylvania.” Today, NEPA Blogs links to “about 300 blogs,” Davies said, “but some of them are no longer active. We don’t necessarily remove someone because they stop posting, (but) if they delete their blog, that’s another thing.” Davies is always on the hunt for new bloggers. “The problem is a lot of blogs will pop up quickly and disappear just as quickly, so there are a lot of dead blogs,” she said. “We try to keep more and more interesting topics because you can blog, really, about anything. We have life bloggers, coupon bloggers, mommy bloggers — we have pretty much everything.” Every Tuesday, NEPA Blogs presents a “Blog of the Week” segment on WBRE’s PA Live!, which airs weekday afternoons from 4-5 p.m. Plus, there’s a Facebook component to the main site,

which further connects bloggers, but Jenkins is quick to point out that NEPA Blogs is beyond a social network. “It’s actually a network of connectivity of people in Northeastern Pennsylvania on a social, professional and what have you level,” he stated. “Our ability to connect with each other actually benefits all of us in our ability to find new jobs, survive the economy, what’s going on in the area.” W

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New definition of 'Family' Shooter Jennings is the kind of Southern rocker that the country-music industry is aching for these days. In a sea of sugary, pop-tinged artists (who, of course, have their place in the world of modern country), Jennings is a dirty, raw, welcome respite. The mere mention of his name draws forth images of vigilantes and outlaws battling it out in the Old West — albeit, wearing aviators — and with his newest album, “Family Man,” he redefines the ideal of what, in fact, it means to be a family man. The record starts off chugging along slowly with “The Real Me,” beckoning a bayou feeling

balanced by Jennings’ laid-back, rough-around-the-edges vocals. Contributing to the “family man” appeal, “The Deed And The Dollar” is about as dreamy as Jennings can get with his down-and-dirty mystique; he croons, “She’s got me chain and collar” and manages to make it sound like a blissfully romantic declaration. Easily the most soul-crunching track on the album, “The Black Dog” is the kind of hauntingly composed Southernrock theme that could have happily found a place in music decades ago and on which Jennings sounds perfectly at home. The gritty guitar solo and rough

Lance Lopez “Handmade Music” Rating: W W W W

Texas blues 2.0 Guitar slinger Lance Lopez seemingly falls into a category we can call “Texas blues 2.0.” The Louisiana-born, Texasreared roadhouse ruffian cut his teeth during the 1990s along the Gulf Coast as sideman for artists like fellow Texas bluesman Lucky Peterson, soul great Johnnie Taylor and Jimi Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsys drummer Buddy Miles —

strings on “Manifesto No. 4” offer a change of pace, but maintain the same vibe, which is down home and dirty. “Southern Family Anthem” is exactly what one would expect, not only conjuring up a stereotypical Southern clan, but taking it one step further, and “Daddy’s Hands” is a sweetly sad ode to the family patriarch made more stunning by harmonica peals from Mickey Raphael, Willie Nelson’s righthand man. He may have a family, and he may be a man, but that doesn’t make Shooter Jennings a family man in the traditional sense. With the mellow, dusty, consistently striking compilation that is “Family Man,” the musician proves that even after his psychedelic-music phase, he’s got rock music coursing through his veins. -- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

who co-produced Lopez’ solo debut, 1999’s “First Things First.” The echoes of Texas blues guitar titans like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter and Billy Gibbons loom large in Lopez’s playing, yet he ignites a blue flame with such intense, clenched-jaw passion that hits like a Motorhead-by-way-of-Freddie-King ballpeen hammer. “Handmade Music” was produced by the legendary Jim Gaines, who’s worked with luminaries from John Lee Hooker to Journey. The sound is raw, unrepressed, and a turbulent mix of ZZ Top-meetsLeslie West pentatonic blues riffage (“Hard Time”), Hendrixian groove (“Letters”) and cry-in-your-beer countrified balladry (“Let Go”). Lopez’s influences and musical tips of the hat become even more evident with a crushing cover of Robert Johnson’s “Traveling Riverside Blues” — owing more to the tube ampwailing Led Zeppelin cover of the Deltablues classic than Johnson’s own dryboned Mississippi cry. Lopez crafts a Southern-rock barnstormer with “Get Out And Walk” and tacks on some serious Chicago-blues credibility with the album’s closer, “Lowdown Ways;” visions of Buddy Guy dance all over the strings. With a knee bowed to classic blues tradition and a fret hand grasping at hardrock thunder, Lance Lopez downs his blues with a whiskey chaser. -- Mark Uricheck Weekender Correspondent

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Shooter Jennings “Family Man” their own album. While the album gets off to a strong start with opener “Little Shocks,” a sure hit with its great beat over some eerie tones, it soon becomes clear that the Kaiser Chiefs’ method has had some mixed results despite its promise for something very interesting. Synth-heavy tracks like “Heard It Break” flow awkwardly into poppy, guitar-driven numbers like “Kinda Girl You Are,” making it difficult for the listener to really settle down and get into this album. As the album continues, songs like “Things Change” and “Problem Solved” stand out from the rest, but the majority of the rest of the content is entirely lacking in energy or direction. By the last two listless tracks (“Child of the Jago” and “If You Will Have Me”) roll around, the temptation to skip back to the beginning to get a taste of the good bits of this album again is overwhelming. The Kaiser Chiefs’ innovative approach in allowing fans to participate in shaping “Start the Revolution Without Me” is admirable, but in the end it feels more like a randomly generated playlist than a thoughtfully composed album. While there are some real standout tracks, a lot of the album is muddy filler, leaving the listener unsatisfied and wondering “what if ...” -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. - 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.

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667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Dopapod / Ol’ Cabbage: March 29, 8 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band: March 30, 8 p.m. - Free Music Orchestra / Rogue Chimp: March 31, 8 p.m. - Laser Sex / Outlet / Mun: April 5, 8 p.m. - The Heavy Pets: April 6, 8 p.m. - Miz / Turbine: April 7, 8 p.m. - Suze CD release: April 14, 8 p.m. - Rock the Walls ft. Floodwood / Citizens Band Radio / Band of Strings: April 15, 5 p.m., $15 advance, $20 at door, $40 fan pack, includes admission, T-shirt, poster and signing the sheetrock that will be displayed at new location of SG. - Forward / Joe Nice: April 19, 8 p.m. - Brothers Past: April 20, 8 p.m. - The Pietasters / Hub City Stompers / Rude Crue: April 21, 8 p.m. - Benefit for Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative ft. Nowhere Slow / The Honey Badgers / A Fire With Friends / A Social State: April 22, 6 p.m.

- Jahman Brahman / Ol’ Cabbage: April 26, 8 p.m. - Miz: April 27, 5 p.m. - Jam Stampede: April 27, 9 p.m. - The Statesman: April 28, 8 p.m. - Rock the Walls ft. Joe Bogwist / Willie Jack / The Northern Light / Nadine LaFond: April 29, 5 p.m., $10 advance, $15 at door, $35 fan pack, includes admission, T-shirt, poster and signing the sheetrock that will be displayed at new location of SG. - Strawberry Jam: May 4, 8 p.m. - XVSK / Mike Dougherty: May 5, 9 p.m. - George Wesley Band: May 11, 8 p.m. - Leroy Justice / Suze: May 12, 8 p.m. - Mahavishnu Project: May 18, 8 p.m.

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton Phone: 570.955.1455, www.lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available - “Strike Up the Band” ft. The Salvation Army Bristol Easton Band: April 13, 7:30 p.m., free, call 344.9878 - The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m., $25-$30

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - Listen Local ft. Red Blue Green / Aayu: March 30, April 6, 7 p.m., $12.50 - 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

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Mord Fustang: March 28, 7 p.m., $20 advance, $25 day of - 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 - ESU Radio’s Cypher 2012: April 6, 8 p.m., $10 - Clutch / Hellyeah: April 17, 7:30 p.m., $32.65 - Dayglow: April 21, 7 p.m., $50.25+ - David Bromberg: June 8, 8 p.m., $35-$45


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Yogi Blvd., Northumberland - Kix / Lemongelli: March 31, 7 p.m., $35 via 570.473.3548/847.1946

THREE KINGS

603 Route 6, Jermyn - Badfish – A Tribute to Sublime: April 19, 7 p.m., $12-$18 - The Plot in You / Existence / Kill the Coward: May 14, 6:30 p.m., $12 - WXW Memorial Mayhem: May 19, 6 p.m.

TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton - Megadeth / Rob Zombie / Lacuna Coil: May 12, 7 p.m., $44-$65.50 - Dave Matthews Band: May 28, 7 p.m., $53.35-$89.90 - Vans Warped Tour: July 18 - Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival ft. Motorhead / Slayer / Slipknot / As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada / Asking Alexandria, more: Aug. 4 (pre-sale 4/6) - Allman Brothers Band presents The Peach Music Festival: Aug. 10-12 - Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $50.85-$185 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Nero / Dillon Francis: March 30, 8:30 p.m. - The Masquerade / Eoto / Phutureprimitive: March 31, 8:30 p.m.

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- Hot Tuna Electric / Steve Kimock: June 28, 8 p.m., $25-$40

Phone: 215.922.1011 - Andrew WK: March 30, 8 p.m. - SBTRKT: March 31, 8 p.m. - Dom Kennedy / Voss: April 1, 7 p.m. - Of Monsters and Men: April 3-4, 7 p.m. - Enter Shikari / At the Skylines: April 5, 7 p.m. - Young Savage / Inner City Hustlers: April 7, 7 p.m. - Nada Surf / An Horse: April 9, 7 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Guster: March 29, 8 p.m. - The Fresh Beat Band: March 30, 3 & 6 p.m. - The Fab Faux: March 31, 8 p.m. - Lily Tomlin: April 13, 8 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - The Revival Tour: March 28, 8 p.m. - Jordan Knight: March 30, 8:30 p.m. - Buckethead & That 1 Guy: March 31, 9 p.m. - Wild Flag: April 3, 9 p.m. - Bring the Fury Fest: April 7, 6 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Mac Miller: April 3, 8 p.m.

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - Alex Goot / Dave Days, more: March 28, 5 p.m. - The Devil Wears Prada / Every Time I Die / LetLive / Oh, Sleeper: March 28, 7 p.m. - Chris Webby: March 30, 7 p.m. - Buckethead / That 1 Guy: April 2, 7 p.m. - Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime: April 7, 7 p.m.

Under the influence Warrant, along with special guests Firehouse and L.A. Guns, will appear Friday, March 30 at 8 p.m. at Penn’s Peak (325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe). Formed in 1984, Warrant is best known for the hits “Cherry Pie,” “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and “I Saw Red” off of its 1990 album “Cherry Pie.” The current lineup consists of Erik Turner, Jerry Dixon, Steven Sweet, Joey Allen and Robert Mason of Lynch Mob as the new lead vocalist. The band’s latest release, “Rockaholic,” peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart. Tickets are $32 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. For more info, call 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com.

SANDS BETHLEHEM

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem Phone: - Incubus: May 16, 8:30 p.m. - The Beach Boys: May 17, 8 p.m. - Glenn Fry: May 18, 8 p.m. - Alan Jackson: May 19, 8 p.m. - Blink-182: May 20, 7:30 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - The Magnetic Fields: April 3-4, 8 p.m. - Tyler Perry’s “The Have and The Have Nots:” April 5-8, TIMES VARY

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY Phone: 670.778.6626 - Larry the Cable Guy: March 30, 8 p.m.

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM 311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Legends of Disco: March 31, 7 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Metronomy / Friends: March 29-30, 8 p.m. - Jordan Knight: March 31, 7 p.m. - Enter Shikari, more: April 6, 8 p.m. - Gramatik / Break Science: April 7, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Cirque du Soleil Michael Jackson

The Immortal: April 4-5 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: April 6, 9, 7:30 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Barstool Blackout: March 30, 11 p.m. - Nero: March 31, 9 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Lewis Black: March 30-31, 9 p.m. - Tiesto / Bingo Players: March 30, 10 p.m. - Kevin James: April 7, 8 p.m.

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We d n e s d a y : Bar on Oak: Line Dancing B r e w s B r o t h e r s We s t : S p e a k e r J a m K a r a o k e / D J Elmer Sudds: Robb Brown and Friends Hops & Barleys: Karaoke w/ DJ Bounce J i m M c C a r t h y ’ s Ta v e r n o n t h e H i l l : K a r a o k e O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : D J E F X P a r t y River Street Jazz Caféé: Open Mic Rob’s Pub & Grub: Beer Pong Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Hard Drive w/ Karaoke, beer pong Wo o d l a n d s : P o p R o x V- S p o t : S t e a l i n g N e i l Thursday: Arturo’s: Polyester B a r o n O a k : T h e To n e s B a r t & U r b y ’ s : Tw i s t e d Te a m Tr i v i a @ 9 : 3 0 p . m . Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Battle of the Bands, White & Grey C a r e y ’ s P u b : E r i c & K r y s t e n f r o m Tr i b e s Chacko’s: Kartune H u n s ’ We s t S i d e C a f é é : D J K i n g B O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : K a r a o k e R i v e r G r i l l e : D J O o h We e River Street Jazz Caféé: Dopapod w/ opening act Ol’ Cabbage Rox 52: Beer Pong Rum Runnerz, Dunmore: Speaker Jam Karaoke/DJ Senunas: King’s Senior Social with DJ Notorious Pat Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Hard Drive Stan’s Caféé: Free Jukebox To m m y b o y s B a r & G r i l l : G o n e C r a z y Wo o d l a n d s : D J D a v e y B , D J D a t a ( C l u b H D ) V- S p o t : J a c k s o n Ve e A c o u s t i c Friday: Arturo’s: DJ Mark Anthony Bar on Oak: Group Du Jour Bar Louie: White & Grey Bart & Urby’s: Downtime Jazz trio @ 6:30 p.m B r e a k e r s , M o h e g a n S u n : L a u r a L e a & Tr i p p F a b u l o u s Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Robb Brown Brews Brothers, Pittston: Country night w/ DJ Crocket Chacko’s: Headlock El Rincon Restaurant and Bar: Summer 2012 Bash hosted by Encore of DFG The Getaway Lounge: Dakota Skye Grotto, Harveys Lake: Nick Coyle J i m M c C a r t h y ’ s Ta v e r n o n t h e H i l l : D J L i z Liam’s: 3 to Breathe & Ghosts in the Attic Metro Bar & Grill: Sperazza Duo O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : K a r a o k e River Street Jazz Caféé: Clarence Spady Rob’s Pub & Grub: Lee Strumsky Rox 52: Free Jukebox Senunas’: PaulSKO Slate Bar & Lounge: Johnny Nova, Jimmy G. Rahboo & Pat Finnerty Stan’s Caféé: Jax To m m y b o y ’ s B a r & G r i l l : A s i a l e n a 5 : 3 0 - 7 : 3 0 p . m . t h e n l a t e r Te d d y Yo u n g and the Aces Wa l d o s Ta v e r n , S c r a n t o n : S p e a k e r J a m K a r a o k e / D J Wo o d l a n d s : ( E v o l u t i o n ) D J K e v, D J G o d f a t h e r, R o c k a b i l l y & 4 5 s (streamside) V- S p o t : F M 9 2 . 1 L i v e R e m o t e N o w h e r e S l o w

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Saturday: Arturo’s: Party w/ Artie Bar on Oak: Souled Out

Bart & Urby’s: Dodge City Duo B i g D o g z : M r. E c h o Breakers, Mohegan Sun: UUU Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Larry George duo B r e w s B r o t h e r s , P i t t s t o n : N C A A F i n a l F o u r, L a d i e s N i g h t D a n c e P a r t y w / DJ Mike “The Kid” Reilly Carey’s Pub: NCAA Final Four Chacko’s: Random Rock El Rincon Restaurant and Bar: Eddie and The Dreamers The Getaway Lounge: Dakota Skye H u n s ’ We s t S i d e C a f é é : N C A A F i n a l F o u r a n d D J K i n g B e e J i m M c C a r t h y ’ s Ta v e r n o n t h e H i l l : O l d i e s K a r a o k e Kildare’s: NCAA Final Four King’s Bar and Restaurant: 6 East Band Liam’s: DJ Dustin O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : K a r a o k e a n d F i y a w e r x OverPour: NCAA Final Four River Grille: DJ Ooh wee River Street Jazz Caféé: Rogue Chimp & FMO Rob’s Pub & Grub: Corruption Rox 52: Iron Cowboy Senunas’: DJ Notorious Pat Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Jam Stan’s Caféé: Shitz & Gigglez To m m y b o y s B a r & G r i l l : J a m S t y l e Tr i o Wo o d l a n d s : I n t o t h e S p i n V- S p o t : T h e C h a t t e r Sunday: Arena Bar & Grill: Pete Lieback & Friends B a n k o ’ s : M r. E c h o Bart & Urby’s: Benefit for Sean Anderson w/ members of the Underground Saints and Erthen Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Robb Brown C a r e y ’ s P u b : N a s c a r, D J S a n t i a g o @ 9 : 3 0 Metro Bar & Grill: Adam McKinley of SUZE O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : A p r i l F o o l s C o m e d y N i g h t w / J a s o n A b d a , J o h n P a u l C o l e , S h e l d o n P a r k e r & J o h n Wa l t o n Rob’s Pub & Grub: Nascar To m m y b o y s B a r & G r i l l : N a s c a r Stan’s Caféé: Free Jukebox 7-11 Wo o d l a n d s : T h e To n e s w / D J G o d f a t h e r V- S p o t : G o n g K a r a o k e w / D J M o r e 2 L u v a f t e r 9 p . m . Monday: Brews Brothers, Luzerne: NCAA Championship Game Brews Brothers, Pittston: NCAA Championship Game Carey’s Pub: NCAA Championship Game J i m M c C a r t h y ’ s Ta v e r n o n t h e H i l l : U n p l u g g e d M o n d a y - O p e n M i c Kildare’s: NCAA Championship Game OverPour: NCAA Championship Game R o b ’ s P u b & G r u b : N E PA B e e r P o n g Tu e s d a y : Arturo’s: Chuck Paul B r e w s B r o t h e r s We s t : O p e n M i c N i g h t w / S p e a k e r J a m & S t r a s b u g e r Elmer Sudds: Sandypants T h e G e t a w a y L o u n g e : R o n n i e Wi l l i a m s Hops & Barleys: Aaron Bruch H u n s ’ We s t S i d e C a f é é : A J J u m p a n d D u s t i n D r e v i t c h Jim McCarthy’s: Karaoke O l e Ty m e C h a r l e y ’ s : K a r a o k e a n d B r i a n ’ s B i r t h d a y B a s h Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Linda Lightning To m m y b o y s B a r & G r i l l : O p e n M i c N i g h t T h e Wo o d l a n d s : K a r a o k e – D J G o d f a t h e r


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On set with some of the crew of ’The Paragon Cortex.’

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ccording to the inner confines of Blakeley native and Green Ridge resident John Kilker’s mind, the “paragon cortex” is a part of the brain that, when unlocked, unleashes super powers. But getting to that part of the brain requires overcoming fear. This premise for “The Paragon Cortex,” the independent film Kilker wrote, is producing/directing and is filming throughout Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, is an interesting paradox to the way those on set handle themselves and their jobs — the script seems to be the only place where fear is present. “People who make movies, they’re kind of like carnies, they’re road warriors, everyone’s together,” said Joe Van Wie, CEO of JVW Inc. and one of the producers of the film. “It’s a very eclectic group of people that wouldn’t usually mix anywhere else except when you’re making a movie. And the only reason people endure that is because they care about the film.” That certainly seemed true when the Weekender stopped by a shoot location on Main Street in WilkesBarre to meet up with some of the cast and crew. The enthusiasm on set was intoxicatingly contagious, and it quickly became clear that everyone involved is passionate about their respective crafts, not to mention awed by one another’s capabilities. “One thing I love about film is there’s a lot of room for individual achievement, but then individual achievement has to work within the larger framework,” said Kilker, who produced 2006’s “Bonneville” starring Kathy Bates and Jessica

John Kilker, left, and Joe Van Wie.

PHOTOS BY Lange. “And if you do STEVE HUSTED that, the analogy I always use is it would be really cool to climb a mountain and see a view by yourself. But if you climb a mountain with somebody else, then when you get back down to the bottom, and you run into that person five years later on the street, you know you both went through the same experi- The lighting and cinematography on ’The Paragon Cortex’ goes ence.” beyond the norm for an In addition to Kilker independent film. and Van Wie, Scranton Scranton and Blu Wasabi in Dickresident Christian Huenson City. nebeck is also producing, and Van “The Paragon Cortex,” which Wie noted that a lot of the crew has will feature Nick Coleman as its been drawn from our local talent hero, Ginger Kroll as the villainess pool (along with a camera crew and Melissa Navia as the love based out of Germany) and has roots in the area. And in addition to interest, has a strong comic-book theme, from its story line right lower costs, as the film is being down to the shooting techniques; funded entirely by private equities, there’s been talk of exposure at there are quite a few upsides to Comic Con, a convention for comfilming locally. ic books and other entities of the “Between Scranton and Wilkesscience fiction variety. Barre, if you look at the down“At the end of the day, we’re towns and the architecture, I can telling a story about a guy who give you any look you want except for the desert,” said Kilker, a gradu- needs to connect with the world, and telling it against comic book ate of the University of Southern beats,” said Kilker. California School of Cinematic And Kilker is taking the same Arts. “And so it’s easier, actually, to approach to this movie that he took get an independent film made in a with his film career when he went place like this than it is in Manhattan or L.A. And not just because of to California with the dream of making it into the film program at cost. It’s because of support.” USC: Go big or go home. Van Wie reiterated the notion of “I would rather try and fail milocal support, adding that the film serably than never try at all, that’s is being shot during a four-week the only thing I’m afraid of doing, shoot wrapping on Wednesday, is not trying,” he said. “And so it’s April 4, at recognizable locations the same mindset (with this movie) all over the area, including the … Go for big, go for style, go for former Holy Rosary School in story, put it all together, because if North Scranton, Comics on the we succeed, we’re going to succeed Green, Stirna’s Restaurant and the former Capitol Records Building in massively.” W

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James Spader will not be back next season. Executive producer Paul Lieberstein (who also plays Toby) says that it was always James’ intent to stay only one season. In fact, he was scheduled to be in only last year’s finale but, as Paul stated, James’ scenes were so compelling, “those two scenes became a season.”


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movie review

Rating: W W W W

By Pete Croatto

Weekender Correspondent

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Gale Hawthorne (Liam Hemsworth) in the woods outside District 12 in ‘The Hunger Games.’

Katniss, Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson, center) and Cinna (Lenny Kravitz, right) in a scene from the film.

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f course, “The Hunger Games,” based on Suzanne Collins’ massive bestseller, made a ton of money this past weekend. Movies rarely take us by surprise anymore, and the formula here had been proven repeatedly: Studios taking a literary phenomenon that’s a hit with kids, but juicy enough for adults, will reap the benefits of multiple demographics. The same logic has made the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” sagas such valuable, long-term commodities. “The Hunger Games,” which will dominate conversations and T-shirts and Halloweens, is not going away. It doesn’t matter that it isn’t wholly original — yes, it’s another reworking of “The Most Dangerous Game” — or that our new box office overlord pulls its

punches in its portrayal of killing youth. The latter point, I think, is bunk. One critic recommended the brilliant, brutal teen gang epic “City of God” in his review. That’s like telling a 14 year old who loved “The Vow” to check out “Blue Valentine.” What really matters is if we can tolerate the source of the mania. Directed by Gary Ross (“Pleasantville,” “Seabiscuit”), “The Hunger Games” is a thoughtful, bracing adventure featuring a superstar-making performance from 21-year-old Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence. It’s far beyond tolerable. (Note: I haven’t read the book, which is a relief. Film can’t compare to a reader’s imagination.) Future North America, still reeling after years of war, features

Panem, which consists of the Capitol and 12 outlying districts. Each year, to honor its war-torn past and keep citizens honest, the government randomly selects a boy and girl from each district to participate in a no-holds barred killfest. Nationally televised, “The Hunger Games” is a gigantic hit. This year’s contestants include Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence), who volunteers as “tribute” to spare her petrified younger sister. Katniss and her District 12 companion, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), leave their dreary surroundings and land in the glittery big-time. There are massive crowds, TV appearances, even a celebrity coach: Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson). Like the Oscars, it would all be so glamorous if it weren’t for the actual event.

Ross films the action in a jittery, hand-held style — which scares the hell out of us. It’s cinematic chaos: We never feel comfortable. He goes beyond shock. The movie, written by Ross, Collins and Billy Ray, has a satirical bite, commenting on how patriotism is used as a marketing tool and the importance of image. It’s not coincidental that a stylist (Lenny Kravitz) plays a pivotal role. Katniss, stoic and driven, is enraged when Peeta reveals his feelings for her during a TV interview. “Being in love with that boy could get you sponsors,” Haymitch correctly advises her. Lawrence delivers a remarkably understated performance, making the onscreen version of Katniss Everdeen all the more remarkable. Finally, we have a female hero whose strength isn’t her cleavage

or the glossy, sexualized use of a weapon. She picks up the slack, including blubbery strongman Peeta. He’s an albatross. But if the viewers want romance, and she needs to survive … “The Hunger Games” actually takes delight in satirical jabs while getting the little things right — a lack of CGI-inspired ballyhoo, good actors (Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci) in supporting roles, and a strong female protagonist. Others can complain, but shouldn’t we celebrate more blockbusters featuring such a foundation — that also show us a good time? After all, it’s just beginning. Read more of Pete’s cinematic musings at whatpeteswatching.blogspot.com or follow @PeteCroatto.

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n October 1998, Matthew Shepard was beaten and tied to a fence, left to die in Laramie, Wyo. Why was such cruelty inflicted upon the University of Wyoming student? The evidence points to the fact that he was homosexual. Not long after the tragedy, members of a theater company, the Tectonic Theater Project, traveled to the town to interview community members, and the play “The Laramie Project,” which was later turned into a film for HBO, was born. “So what I’m trying to do with this production, what we’re all trying to do, is just sort of raise awareness about how powerful we are as individuals in terms of what we say that’s positive or what we say (that) is negative,” said Christine E. Rock, director of an upcoming local production of the show. “So by the same token, negative words hurt, but the positive ones can heal, and positive ones can create change. So if we can get people talking about it, I think that’s only a good thing.” “The Laramie Project” will be performed by The Misericordia Players student theatrical group Thursday, March 29 through Saturday, March 31 in Lemmond Theater on the university’s campus, and there will be seminars on workplace bullying and harassment held on Thursday, March 29. “We need to just kind of show our young people that they have the power to hurt and to help, and you need to make the right choice on that,” Rock said. A performance like this can accomplish such a feat, because it reminds everyone that hate is still an issue. “Even in the show, there’s a few lines about how, even with all this happening, after a certain amount of time it kind of got blown over, and people almost forgot about it,” said Jeff Kelly, a Misericordia student who portrays a number of characters, including Rulon Stacey, the doctor who announced Shepard’s death. “And I mean it’s

Jim found nothing of note at his first flea-market visit of the season.

Misericordia Players Theater student actors rehearse a scene from ‘The Laramie Project.’ Seated are Jasmine Mae Busi, Joy Sy and Melvin Jay B. Busi. Standing from left: Samuel Corey and Matthew Cebrosky.

Above, some of the cast rehearses another scene. something that in certain areas, depending on where you are, can be a problem, people not understanding that everyone’s a person.” Though the 13 actors in the show will play more than 70 characters, Rock did vary a bit from the way the play was originally done. “The way it was done on Broadway or when the Tectonic Theater Project did it is basically they had the people who went and did the interviews, they came back and they told the story as these characters,” she explained. “Someone would come out and introduce themselves, and then they would become someone else. “So I didn’t really do a lot of that. I had more of the actors who were portraying the members of the theater group actually interviewing and talking to other members of the town or other members of the city, and it seemed to work out really well. And I think that’ll help keep it clear, because it can get confusing.” The play addresses issues of hate and intolerance head on, and for Rock, it seems to be an effec-

tive technique for initiating discussion. “I think theater is a great instrument for change, and you can learn about things while you’re being entertained,” she said. “If you just stand there and preach at someone, they’re going to shut you out. But if you do it within the confines of a dramatic production, I think you can reach more people. I think people are more open and receptive to that.” W

“The Laramie Project:” Thurs., March 29-Sat., March 31, 8 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall, Misericordia University. $5/adults, $3/seniors, students. In conjunction, seminars on workplace bullying/ harassment, March 29, Huntzinger Room 218, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall: 9-10:15 a.m.; noon-1:15 p.m.; 3-4:15 p.m. Light refreshments. Reservations required, 570.674.1483, bnowalis@misericordia.edu.

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ome people mark the beginning of spring with the calendar (it was last Tuesday if you missed it). Others swear by the first robin or the appearance of the daffodils and crocuses. Say crocuses out loud a few times. Sounds like you are talking about bird profanity, doesn’t it? Other harbingers of spring? The wardrobe includes shorts again. The snow tires, snow shovels and other implements of mass winter destruction are stowed for another year. The lawncare implements of mass destruction are looked over. Not yet, but soon they will be called to arms. For us at the Rising ranch the true sign of spring is the first outdoor flea market. Cheap entertainment in so many ways, the dearth of these walk-around peeks into the human condition makes the long cold winter seem just a bit grayer. And so it was with great joy that we headed to the first Saturday opening of the Circle Drivein Theatre Flea Fair Market, up north, Scranton way. It happened last weekend. Or should I say, it tried to happen. My newish work for hire is weekend based, so when a rare window came up on that Saturday a.m. it seemed too good to be true. It was.

After rising before the swearing crows, driving the 40 minutes and paying the $.50 toll to get in, we rounded the corner with great anticipation. What rare flea market finds awaited us? The sight was depressing to say the least. First of all, the well-meaning folks at the Circle Drive-in Theatre have taken the winter to install an industrial-strength sound system on the four corners of the snack bar to make sure you can hear everywhere on the premises and probably in Carbondale. This was blaring big-band music as we surveyed the scant handful of vendors on the huge lot. Take it from me: You have not lived until you have heard “Pennsylvania 6-5000” at jet takeoff sound levels at 7 a.m. in Scranton. It wasn’t hell. But you could certainly see it from there. Thankfully, by the time Glen Miller and his band had worked their magic, we were done with the first flea market of the year. We headed back to the car with empty hands and hearts and a ringing in our ears that was not a phone. At least I think it wasn’t. W Reach Jim at jmrising@comcast.net; even more rants are on his blog at jamesrising.com.


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my Heidemann idolized Whitney Houston as a child. She can remember singing along to Houston’s hits, attempting to mimic those massive vocal runs. The Berklee College of Music graduate dreamt that one day she could become as famous as the icon. Little did Heidemann know as a child growing up in Nebraska that a weird twist of fate would prevent her from ever meeting Houston. Yet, this same twist would position the superstar uniquely in her fan’s career and life. Heidemann and fiance Nick Noonan have gained fame as the duo Karmin. First, it was their cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now.” The video went viral on YouTube to the tune of more than 60 million views. An appearance on “Ellen” and a national media tour followed, and then Epic Records called. Now Karmin is touring the country to promote its single, “Brokenhearted,” which is off the group’s debut album, due out this spring. On Feb. 11, Karmin was preparing to perform “Brokenhearted” on “Saturday Night Live.” About two hours prior to show time in New York, news broke from Los Angeles that Houston had been found dead in her hotel room. Heidemann revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” that before the show, there was talk backstage about the duo paying tribute to the fallen star by covering one of her songs, as they had done with so many other artists on the band’s YouTube channel. “(Houston’s) like covering

Adele or The Beatles; it’s really difficult to tackle something like that,” she explained. “We decided not to in the end of it.” Heidemann clarified that when Karmin does attempt to perform a tough song, it usually comes with modifications. The duo’s cover of “Someone Like You” amassed more than 7 million plays, one of the more-viewed covers produced by the duo. “I mean, we did a couple of (Adele’s), but we changed them so much,” she said. “We weren’t like karaoke Adele; we changed the arrangement to fit our style.” Karmin’s style is captivating fans worldwide. The group’s breakout original single, “Brokenhearted,” is receiving airplay on radio stations across the country. It is an up-tempo track with a bittersweet plot. “I was in the studio, and I’m talking about taking Patron shots, alone, waiting for the phone to ring,” Heidemann said of the song’s recording. “It’s tense, and all of the sudden, (the producers) were like, ‘Just improvise on this next take.’ And I was like, ‘Uh, cheerio!’” Alas, a catchphrase which would be used throughout the entire song was born. Thankfully for Heidemann, the only thing she has to wait for in her personal life is to set a wedding date with Noonan. Perhaps not so thankfully for him, Noonan’s fiancee is actually quite the fan of tequila (“in responsible amounts” she insists). Cheerio. W

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ACTORS CIRCLE AT PROVIDENCE PLAYHOUSE

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

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(Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590, Lakeville, across from Caesars Cove Haven, 570.226.6207, lakesideplayers.net) • “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney: March 28, cash bar 5:30 p.m., buffet 6 p.m., play 8 p.m., Ehrhardt’s Waterfront Banquet Center, Tafton. Scholarship fundraiser for Northeastern Pennsylvania Theatrical Alliance. Comedy. $35, reservations required. Call 470.8713. Info: neptatheaters.com

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(1501 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, 570.346.7106) • “Fame:” March 31, 7 p.m., April 1, 2 p.m., South Scranton Intermediate School auditorium. $10 at door.

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(570.344.3656, SubVerseAphrodesia.com, nepaplaywrights@live.com) • Staged Reading of Vittorio Alfieri’s “Octavia:” March 28, 7:30 p.m., The Olde Brick Theatre (126 W. Market St., Scranton). Mediterranean-themed refreshments. Donation requested to support cost of actor stipends.

KING’S COLLEGE THEATRE:

(Admin. Bldg., 133 N. River St., WilkesBarre, 570.208.5825) • Neil Simon’s “Rumors:” April 12-14, 19-21, 7:30 p.m.; April 15, 3 p.m. $10; students/senior citizens, $5.

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(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • The Amazing Kreskin: April 7, 8 p.m. $25 VIP, $20 GA, $15 students via website/box office. Call for more info.

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(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “Bye Bye Birdie” Musical: March 30-31, 7 p.m.; April 1, 2 p.m. $10. Reservations recommended. • Auditions for Arthur Miller’s “The Price:” March 28, 6 p.m. Show dates in June. Need one woman, two men 40ish-50ish, one man 60ish. For info, call Chas at 371.9269.

(76-78 S. Main St. Carbondale, 570.282.7499) • “Big Wigs” Starring Aggy Dune and Kasha Davis: March 30-31, appetizer buffet, 7:30 p.m., show, 8:30 p.m. Advance sales only, $15. Vegas-style impersonator show direct from New York. Call for tickets.

(71 Public Square, WilkesBarre, 570.826.1100) • Treasured Stories/The Best of Eric Carle: April 11, 10 a.m., $6.50

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(Lemmond Theater at Walsh Hall, 570.674.6400, misercordia.edu/theartsandmore) • “The Laramie Project:” March 29-31, 8 p.m., Lemmond Theater, Walsh Hall. $5/adults, $3/seniors, students. In conjunction, seminars on workplace bullying/harassment, March 29, Huntzinger Room 218, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall: 9-10:15 a.m.; noon-1:15 p.m.; 3-4:15 p.m. Light refreshments. Reservations required, 570.674.1483, bnowalis@misericordia.edu.

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(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • “All Shook Up:” April 13-29. Musical comedy inspired by/featuring songs of Elvis Presley. Tickets for dinner and show, show only.

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(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • Ballet Theatre of Scranton’s “Phantom of the Opera:” April 21, 7:30 p.m., $23.50-$33.75

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(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew:” March 30, April 1, 2 p.m., March 31, 8 p.m. By Kaleidoscope Players. Rated G. $18/adults, $15/seniors, AAA members, $10/children. • Finding the Inner Chuck Norris by K.K. Gordon, Oscar’s Got A Pistol by Paul Kodiak, Extinct by Lawrence B. Fox: March 30, 7 p.m. ❏ Auditions: • “Cats:” April 15, 2-5 p.m., Shawnee Inn. Registration 2 p.m., dance 3 p.m. Be prepared to sing. Adult and youth (12 years+). Bring headshot/resume. 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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alk about perspective. It can be so easy to get lost in the so-called problems we encounter every day: Flat tires, not enough sleep, a forgotten wallet. But every now and then a book comes along that so clearly draws the line between catastrophic devastation and minor nuisance that it’s impossible to ignore. “Two Rings: A Story of Love and War” by Millie Werber and Eve Keller is one of those books. Though “Two Rings” is a memoir of love and romance in the most horrific of circumstances, it is also a tale of survival. Living in Poland in 1941, 14-year-old Werber finds herself trapped, living in the ghetto. By the next year, she’s working as a slave laborer in an armaments factory before being transferred to Auschwitz concentration camp and then finally another armaments factory. In the midst of it all, almost impossibly, she finds love in a Jewish policeman, a guard in the first armaments factory named Heniek. The unfolding of their

romance, with stolen glances, meetings under the cloak of darkness and a simple wedding ceremony, is sweet, innocent and heart wrenching. Werber eventually loses her love after too short a time together, as so many others did during that time, and her candor about it is awe-inspiring. This book, along with Werber’s conversations with Keller, is one of the first times she has ever opened up about her first husband. Though she married later on in life to a man she trusted, respected and loved, Heniek has always had a place in Werber’s heart, and she was weary about discussing their relationship, especially because she feared upsetting her sons. While Werber’s relationship with Heniek is the central vein of “Two Rings,” the book is also a memoir of Werber’s utterly terrifying experiences in Nazioccupied Poland. The memories she has from Auschwitz and the sickening horrors she witnessed stir compassion in the reader along with complete and total disgust. It is impossible to not be moved by the writing in this book, and it is impossible to not be awed by the fact that Werber’s survival was simply based on luck, chance and, often, the kindness of others. Back to that idea of perspective, it’s pretty tough to feel upset about a bad day at work when you’re reading about a girl who witnessed countless murders, survived on nothing but bread and suffered so much loss in such a short amount of time. A girl who simply longed for her mother, longed for her first love, who is not afraid to admit that there are some people she will never be able to forgive for their cruelties. But even after everything, Werber is a person who has survived one of the most intolerable injustices of world history and still manages to emerge as a brave, eloquent woman.

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he word “housewife” has certainly changed since it was once stereotypically synonymous with the image of a 1950s-era woman with a neverending smile vacuuming, cooking and mothering in pearls as she handed her husband a martini when he came home from the office. Today, many women are both a housewife and a breadwinner, something Ramona Singer of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York” calls “having it all.” “I’m a big believer in women becoming self-made, self-sufficient, but yet also being a mom, being feminine and being married,” the animated Singer told the Weekender last month from her Manhattan home. “One of the reasons I did the show — I know it’s about rich bitches fighting, let’s call a spade a spade — but you can go deeper than that. That’s the catch to hook people in.” Singer, who lives in New York with her husband, Mario, and teenage daughter, Avery, started her first business at age 29 and hasn’t stopped opening new doors for herself, helming RMS Fashions, Tru Renewal skin care, True Faith Jewelry, Ramona Singer Collections on Amazon and Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN, which just celebrated its third anniversary this month. Singer’s most recent entrepreneurial venture was developing Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio. On Saturday, March 31, the Renaissance woman will host a meet and greet, sign bottles and offer samples of her wine at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono. “My fans would reach out to me by e-mailing me, Facebooking me, Twittering me (asking) what was my favorite pinot grigio,” Singer re-

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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. Proceeds benefit Domestic Violence Service Center. For tickets/info, call Nina Dei Tos at 570.823.6799 ext. 221. 4th Annual 1st Lt. Jeffrey DePrimo Memorial Fund Night at the Races March 31, doors 6 p.m., post time 7 p.m., St. Anthony’s Parish Center, Exeter. Adults only. Free admission w/ $10 purchase of horse, otherwise $5. Food, drink. If your horse wins, get $50. Pick up horse forms at W. Side Auto, 401 Wyoming Ave., W. Pittston. Info: 570.237.0765.

9th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day March 29. Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives. Dress down day as determined by workplace in memory of Helen Phillips. T-shirts, $15; pins, $5. Proceeds benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. For info/to participate/to be team captain, call 1.800.424.6724, visit cancernepa.org. American Cancer Society • 39th Annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Days: Flowers available at malls, grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, etc., including Wyoming Valley Health Care locations, Geisinger of Wyoming Valley, more. Bunch/$10 donation, vase and bunch/$15 donation. Info: 570.562.9749 American Red Cross • 3rd Annual Run for Red 5k Run/ Walk: March 31, 10:30 a.m., registration 9 a.m., NEPA Regional Blood Center (29 New Commerce Blvd., Hanover Industrial Park). $15 preregister, $20 day of. Post-race party

with live music. Info: 570.823.7161 ext. 340, hooverp@usa.redcross.org, wyomingvalley.redcross.org. Autism Coalition of Luzerne County Candlelight Vigil/ Walk and Awareness Fair Vigil April 20, 6 p.m., Luzerne County Court House (200 N. River St., WilkesBarre). Walk/fair: April 21, registration 8:30 a.m., walk 10 a.m., begins at Forty Fort Recreation Complex (2009 Wyoming Ave.). Info: 570.760.3952. All teams must be registered by April 2, visit ACLCWalk.com. Candy’s Place (570.714.8800) • Nutrition and Fitness: Before, During and After Chemotherapy: April 5, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Open to public. Refreshments, snacks. Must have reservation, call to reserve. A Celebration of Music April 14, 7 p.m., Lackawanna Trail Jr/Sr High School. Donations at door. Featuring original band compositions. Benefits LTHS Music Dept. Info/to donate: cstrauch@epix.net.

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Elvis on Parade March 31, 7 p.m., Wyoming Valley West Senior High School auditorium (Wadham St., Plymouth). $15/adults, $8/students. Andy Svrcek, Jimmy T., El Tabasco. Tickets at Franchella’s (Plymouth), Ollie’s (Edwardsville), 570.328.1736. Portion of proceeds to benefit Dinners for Kids. Spring Break for Autism March 30, 6-10 p.m., Susquehanna Brewing Co, Pittston. Music, silent auction, more. Contact Deb Dudley, 570.342.8305 ext 2063. Spring into Action Benefit for Earl Gilsky April 14, 2-10 p.m., VFW Post 283 (757 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). $10 donation, includes food, drinks (beer), live entertainment. Under 5 free. Basket raffles, 50/50 chances, vendors. Gilsky is a veteran, battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Tickets at door, by calling 570.371.7294. Victims Resource Center (71 North Franklin St, 570.823.0765,

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www.vrcnepa.org) • 32nd Annual Mock Rape Trial: April 11, 6 p.m., King’s College SheehyFarmer Campus Center. This year’s program titled “It’s Time … To Talk About Breaking the Silence: Child Sexual Abuse.” Free, reservations requested. WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On the Air Benefit Concerts • Jay Luke of The Mess: March 29, Chestnut Street Tavern, Dunmore • Paul Martin: March 31, Irish Wolf, Linden Street, Scranton. • Hardscrabble Scranton Tournament: April 1, 2 p.m., Vintage Theater (Penn Ave., Scranton). $10. Light refreshments. Info: info@wfte.org Wilkes-Barre YMCA • Zumbathon: March 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. $10, $5 with student ID. Silent auction, giveaways, refreshments. Proceeds provide diabetic alert dog to 7-year-old Jayden. Call 570.823.2191, ext. 222, e-mail Sara.May@solid-

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ACROSS 1 Feds’ org. 4 Cheese in a mousetrap 8 - mater 12 Romaine 13 Loosen 14 Shakespearean king 15 Kitchen strainer 17 Movie pal of Stitch 18 Charlie Brown : “Good grief” :: Cathy : 19 Defendant 21 Cold spell 24 Scuttle 25 Conclude 26 Carpet 28 Crystal-lined rock 32 - out (supplemented) 34 Do lawn work 36 Phony coin 37 Heat-resistant glass 39 Father 41 Ike’s command 42 Round Table address 44 Settles a debt 46 Genus sub-group 50 Chignon 51 Broad 52 Waste 56 Related 57 Rock band’s gear 58 Comic Philips 59 Require 60 Sommelier’s suggestion 61 Massage

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EVENTS 13th Annual O’Malley Free Easter Party April 1, 1-3 p.m., Keyser Valley Community Center, Scranton. Pre-school-grade 5. Entertainment by DJ Jason Miller. Photo with Easter Bunny, Goodfellas Pizza, orange drink, jelly bean, chocolate bunny. McDonald’s coupons. RSVP to 570.346.1828 by March 29. American Choral Festival of the Music of Zoltan Kodaly April 1, 4 p.m., East Stroudsburg Methodist Church (87 S. Courtland St.). $18/adults, $15/seniors, $12/ students. Advance: $15/adults, $12/ seniors, $10/students. Call 670.759.6002 for tickets/info.

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, go online. Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) events: • New England Contra Dance: April 7, 7 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market St., Kingston). No partner/previous experience needed. $9/adults, reduced rate families. Fiddler Hope Grietzer, keyboard player Jill Smith, hammered dulcimer player Curt Ogood, calling by Ted Crane. Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net) • Annual Pizza Sale: every Fri. during lent until April 6, 2-7 p.m. Red, white, white broccoli. Proceeds benefit operation/equipment. Orders can be placed day of, call. • Basket Bingo Fundraiser: March 31, 1 p.m., $25/door, $20/advance. Sup-

ports Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Info: 225.1071. Choral Society • “Wondrous Love:” March 31, Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton); April 1, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $15/adults, free/18 and under, $3 discount/ seniors, students, Lackawanna Library card holders, WVIA/Raymond Hood Room/Scranton Cultural Center members. Info: 570.343.6707, choralsociety.net. Comedy Stand-Off Wed. in March, 9 p.m. (arrive by 8:30 to sign up), Clarion Hotel & The Hub Lounge (300 Meadow Ave., Scranton). Perform 5-7 min. routine, top 3 picked each week. Top 12 perform April 12, top 5 picked by Scott Bruce for a show, date TBA. 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: Wed. through April 4, noon. Soup, bread, dessert served. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,

www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting for Kids: Wed., through March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/ class. • Here’s Looking at You!: March 28, 4-5 p.m. Ages 5-12. Free. • Little People & Nature: Series 2-March 28, 10-11 a.m. Ages 2 1/2-5. Free. • Young at Art: Puppetry for Preschoolers: March 29, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. • All About Puppetry: Ages 5-8, March 30, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, March 29, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/4 classes. • Puppetry Together: March 30, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4. $35. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Quilting for Everyone: Wed., through-March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. All ages. $6/class. No experience required, all materials provided. ❏ Adult Classes: • Decorative Painting: March 28, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $20/class + cost of painting surface. Preregistration required, call. • Pottery & Sculpture for Beginners: March 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $60/4-class series. All materials supplied. Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • March 31, 2-5 p.m., Senior Exhibit 2012, Mahady Gallery (2300 Adams

Ave., Scranton). Ventrello, Sparacino & Smith Jazztet. Easter Egg Hunt March 31, 11 a.m., St. Paul’s United Methodist Church (corner Birch St., Prospect Ave., Scranton). Free. Light lunch. 12 and under. Grace Episcopal Church (30 Butler St., Kingston, 570.287.8440) • Family Health Fair: March 31, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Blood pressure checks, dental, eye exams, nutrition info, healthy snacks, fitness demos, fire safety, face painting, games. Free, open to public. Info: gracechurchkingston.org Holy Trinity Orthodox Church Parish Lenten Food Sale March 30, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 401 E. Main St., Miners Mills, Wilkes-Barre. Take-out only. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance: $8. Info: 570.825.4716, 825.6540 The Junior League of Scranton (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.961.8120) • Cinderella’s Closet: April 11, 4-8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall (420 N. Washington Ave.). Dresses, shoes, jewelry, accessories, $10 or less. April 9, prom fashion show, Steamtown Mall (300 Lacka-

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Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) • The Taming of the Brew: April 14, 7-11 p.m., Caldwell Consistory, Bloomsburg. $75, exclusively for sale online, 4/customer. Fundraiser featuring microbrews, food, entertainment, beer- tasting talk, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. Info: tamingofthebrew.org.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 35 wanna Ave., Scranton). Accepting donations at Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton) April 3, 6-9 p.m., March 31, Steamtown Mall, second floor near escalator, noon-4 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Junior League of Scranton Scholarship Fund. King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events: • Annual Rev. Donald J. Grimes, C.S.C., Divine Wisdom Lecture: April 10, 3:30 p.m., Burke Auditorium, William G. McGowan School of Business. Dr. David Pizarro, Cornell University, to discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty: The Role of Disgust in Moral and Political Judgment.” Free. Lackawanna College events (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 570.955.1455) • The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15/students. ❏ Environmental Institute events: (Rt. 435, Covington Twp., 570.842.1506, www.lackawanna.edu) • “Man on Earth:” through April 20. Earl Lehman and his students, exhibit investigates man’s impact on the planet. Refreshments. Free. Info: earllehman.com. • Film: No Impact Man: March 28, 6 p.m. Discussion to follow. Popcorn,

light refreshments. Free, pre-registration required. • Natural Wonders: Inside of an Egg: March 29, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 and guardian. $40/series of 6. Pre-registration required. Classes every other Thurs., March 29-June 7. • Art in Nature: Ceramics for Seniors: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 2-4 p.m. Hand building techniques, includes pottery wheel. No experience necessary. $100, all materials provided. Pre-payment required. Make-up dates available. • Art in Nature: Children’s Clayplay: March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, 6-8 p.m. Hand building techniques including pinch, coil and slab pottery. No experience necessary. Kids 7+. $100 per person, all materials provided. Pre-payment required. Make-up dates available. • Art in Nature: Felt Egg Workshop: March 31, 9 a.m.-noon. Ages 10+, no experience necessary. $30 with previous session. Materials provided, may bring adornments. Pre-registration required. Leadership Lackawanna events • Write Like You Mean It Workshop: April 10, 8-9:30 a.m., Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce (222 Mulberry St., Scranton). Continental breakfast. $10/members, $15 public. To register, visit scrantonchamber.com, call 570.342.7711.

MainStreetChamber of Lackawanna County Grand Opening/Business Card Exchange/Fundraiser for Prevent Child Abuse America March 29, 5-8 p.m., Bellissimo Pizzeria and Ristorante (223 Northern Blvd., South Abington Twp.). Cash bar, music by Clarence Spady Band, food. Info: 888.233.1522, Lackawanna.MainStreetChamber.net Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719): • Easter Egg Hunt and Brunch with the Easter Bunny: March 31, brunch 10-11 a.m. or 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10/ adults, $5/children 5-12, free under 5. Reservations required, call 674.6768. • Lights out: Earth Hour: March 31, 8:30 p.m., turn off lights for an hour to draw attention to responsible energy use, global warming. Outdoor activities on campus, 8-10 p.m., educational talk. Info: earthhour.org Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.) • Signings & Sightings with Deena Nicole Cortese: April 6, 8-9 p.m., Sky Bridge. Star of “Jersey Shore.” 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. Myrtle Street UM Church (840 Harrison Ave., Scranton, 570.346.9911, 342.2015) events: • Multi-Vendor Flea Market: April 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 to rent table, call 342.5308, 969.5229 or church. Money must accompany reservation, must reserve by April 9. Snack shop. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Concerts: April 1, 3 p.m., Towanda High School. Advance: $8/adult, $4/student; door, $9/adult, $5/student. 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 31, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Penn State Wilkes-Barre events: • Spring Personal Enrichment Film & Discussion Series Celebrating the Titanic: Thurs., 7 p.m., through April 12, last night held April 15, R/C Wilkes-

Barre Movies 14, Wilkes-Barre. Prefilm lecture notes, post-film discussion with guest speakers. Titanic Tech, Ghosts of the Abyss, A Night to Remember, Raise the Titanic, Titanic (1953). Info: 570.675.9269, rrybicki@psu.edu. Ramada Hotel Easter Buffet April 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 20 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre. Piano music, Easter Bunny. Info: 570.824.7100 Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Adoption Day: April 15, 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. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369) • “The View with a Scranton Attitude: Let’s Hear It From Both Sides:” March 30, cocktails 6 p.m., show 7 p.m. ft. Dr. Catherine RichmondCullen, Michael Gilmartin, Deborah Kolsovsky, Evie Rafalko-McNulty, Dan Simrell, Dave DiRienzo, moderator Laurie Cadden. $6, cash bar, light refreshments.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 36 Shickshinny First United Methodist Church • Homemade peanut butter and coconut Easter eggs, milk or dark chocolate: through April 4. $.85 each, call 570.542.7077 or 542.7149 to order. Spring EGGstravaganza March 31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (4 E. Center Hill Road, Dallas). Free, family friendly. Easter Bunny (don’t forget your camera), kids’ games, prizes, crafts, refreshments, vendors, Auxiliary-sponsored bake sale. Info: 570.675.8600 ext. 115 or 195 St. John the Baptist Church (126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, 570.779.9620) events: • New Easter Play: The Prodigal Sons: Passion Play 2012: March 30, 7:30 p.m. Open to public. Refreshments, fellowship in church hall after.

St. Peter’s Church (Tunkhannock) • Lenten Soup Suppers and Taize Services: March 28, April 4, 6 p.m. supper, 6:30 p.m. service. May bring meatless soup or loaf of bread to share. Info: 570.836.2233. St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m. St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • Jesus of Nazareth-Holy Week Adult Education Series: Wed., through April 4, 6:15 p.m. All welcome for potluck supper, 6:15 p.m. Evening prayer, 5 p.m.; rosary, 5:15 p.m.; mass, 5:30 p.m. Arrive at any point. • Choral Evensong: Apr 1, 5 p.m. Scripture and choral music. Sugar Notch Fire and Hose

Co. 1 (233 Freed St., Sugar Notch) • Lent Fry: March 30, 4-8 p.m. Call 570.829.0280. Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Domestic Animal Rescue (570.466.7930, traceyshopenmcdonald@gmail.com, petservicesbydenise.com) • Adoption Day Event: April 14, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Big Lots and Holiday Hair, Birney Plaza, Moosic. Bake sale, raffles for Family 4 Pack to Dorney Park, flat screen TV. Holiday Hair will donate $2 for each service they provide this day if customer mentions this. Unified Fighting Arts Association (570.675.9535, ufa-a.com) • April: Bring a Friend Month • Nerf War: April 10, 6-8 p.m. 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. The University of Scranton events: • Tour of Asia: Kazakhstan Festival: March 28, 6 p.m., Rose Room, Brennan Hall, free. Ethnic food, display, presentation. Call 570.941.6312. • Manhattan School of Music Brass

Players to Perform with Scranton Singers: April 1, 7:30 p.m., HoulihanMcLean Center. Free, open to public. Info: 570.941.7624, visit scranton.edu/ music ❏ Schemel Forum Courses, $60/ person, $100/couple. To register, contact 570.941.7816, fetskok2@scranton.edu: • “Madness, Mystery and Murderous Desire: Charles Dickens’ ‘Bleak House:’” April 3, reading week/no class; April 10, 17; April 24, reading week/no class; May 1, 8. Weinberg Memorial Library, 6-7:15 p.m. Viewmont Mall (Scranton, 570.346.9182, www.shopviewmontmall.com) events: • Family Photo with Easter Bunny: through April 7, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. April 5, 7:10 a.m.-9 p.m. Packages from $19, $40. Easter Bunny break hours April 5-7, 1-1:30 p.m., 4:30-5:15 p.m. Waggin’ Tails Pet Rescue (WagginTailsRescue.com, information@waggintailsrescue.com, 570.992.4185) • Easter Bunny pictures of pets or children: March 31, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Pet Supplies Plus (460 Pocono Commons, Route 611, Stroudsburg). $5, chocolate bunnies, baked goods will be sold. Proceeds go towards Waggin’ Tails pets looking for forever homes.

Wilkes-Barre Vipers SemiPro Football (27 Parkins St., Wilkes-Barre. For schedule, visit gefootball.com) • March 31, first home game, 1 p.m. • Easter Egg Hunt: April 7, noon-3 p.m. Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • Luncheon: April 11, 11:45-1 p.m., Purkey’s Pink Apple (651 Us- 6 W. Tunkhannock). Members free, $10/ non-members. George Stark, External Affairs Director, Cabot Oil and Gas. For reservations call 570.836.7755. Wyoming Recreation Board Easter EGGstravaganza March 31, 3-5 p.m., Flack Field (behind Swetland Homestead). Hayride, $2/kids, $1/adults. Pictures with Easter Bunny, $5. Crafts, giveaways, grand girls’/boys’ bicycle. Wyoming Valley Mall events: • Easter Bunny: through April 7, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; special hours April 5, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; April 6, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; April 7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Gift, hamburger courtesy Sonic Drive-In. Free box Gertrude Hawk Chocolates w/ photo package of $35.99+.

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St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Pierogie sale: $6/dozen. Orders due by March 30, may be picked up 2-5 p.m., April 3, church hall. Call 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.

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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. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11 and under. • 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) • 154th Annual Dinner Meeting: April 19, reception 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. 100th Anniversary of Titanic Tragedy, “Stories of The Wilkes-Barre Titanic Passengers.” Westmoreland Club. Free parking. $65/members, $75/nonmembers. RSVP by April 13. Susquehanna County Historical Society (www.susqcolibrary.org or 570.278.1881) • Historical Society and Free Library Association Fundraiser: April 14, doors 4 p.m., dinner 5 p.m., auction 6 p.m., VFW Hall (Route 706, Montrose). $10, traditional comfort foods dinner. Call for info, visit susqcolibrary.org/ auction.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register. Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815): ❏ Children’s Spring Workshops: • Watercolor: March 31, 10 a.m.-noon. $40. • Art Start: Sat., April 7-May 12, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $80 for 6-week series in drawing, painting, clay. • Theatre: Wed., April 3-May 9, 4:30-6 p.m. PAGE 38

Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results. • Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info. ∝ Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.

Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon.

Hazleton Art League (225 E. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.0092, Hazletonsartleague.org) • Figure Drawing Class: through April 30, Mon., 4-7 p.m. Call 570.453.1337 for info.

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The exhibit “The Wonderful Story of Planters Peanuts” will open at the Luzerne County Historical Society’s museum (69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre) Saturday, March 31. A preview reception will be held Friday, March 30 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit tells the story of Italian immigrants Amedeo Obici and Mario Peruzzi, who founded Planters Peanut Company in Wilkes-Barre in 1906, the birth of Mr. Peanut and the development of the company and its products up to the present day. The exhibit will be on display for the National Convention of the Peanut Pals collector’s club, which will be held in Wilkes-Barre in July, and will remain on display through Saturday, Oct. 27. Tickets for the preview reception are $20, $15 for Historical Society members, and can be purchased by calling 570.823.6244, ext. 3. Above, Planters Peanut Company headquarters in WilkesBarre with parade float, Sept., 1939.

& Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10. • Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. 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. Ballroom Dance Class Fri., April 13-June 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m. U.N.C. South Side Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton). Taught by certified members of Dance Educators of America. Foxtrot, samba, waltz, rumba, swing, more. $5/class for 55+; $7/class all others. Info: 570.346.2487 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 ses-

sions/week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info. Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, 570.262.1778) Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons, self defense. Mon-Thurs., 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. • Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. • Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Preregistration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org. Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580)

• MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info. • Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class. • Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for info. Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available. Learn Hapkido. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract. GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com) • Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group training, couples personal training available. • Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.,

Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Ballroom Lessons • Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings. • Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. • Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+. • Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pittston, 570.654.6194, www.myspace.com/nepabonsai). • Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m. Features business sessions, demonstrations/programs/workshops. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • All About Art: Sat., through April 7, 3-5 p.m. Learn a different medium each class: Drawing, painting, sculpture. Ages 10-15. $100, supplies included. Call to reserve. • Adult Figure Drawing: Wed., March 28-April 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Live model. $100, supplies included. Call to reserve. Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com) Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment. Osterhout Library (71 S. Fran-

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 38 klin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • Fly-tying Demonstration: April 4, 6:30 p.m. Stanley Cooper of Stanley Cooper Chapter of Trout Unlimited. • Money Smart Week: April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Financial Literacy Fair, looking for consumer, government organizations to help people save money to participate. No cost to participate, call or e-mail estefanko@osterhout.lib.pa.us by April 7. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Adult Classes • Basic Drawing: March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list.

Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) Specializing in traditional Chinese Martial Arts as taught in The Central Guoshu Institute. • Instruction in classical Shaolin styles: Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung Fu & Yang Style Tai-Chi. 2 classes/week, $75/month. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087. • Children’s classes now forming, Sat., 11 a.m.$50/month. For info, call 570.249.1087. • Classes now forming for traditional Yang Style Tai-Chi: Taiji Qigong, Taiji Sequence, Taiji Stationary Pushing Hands, Taiji weapons, more. For info, contact Master Mark Seidel 570.249.1087. 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. World Class Boxing (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061) • Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more. Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

MIND AND BODY Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Classes: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. 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. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) • Free Nutrition Workshop: March 28, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Debra Lefkowitz, RPh, nutritional consultant, pharmacist, health coach. Info: 763.9665, DLhealthcoach@gmail.com, dlhealthcoach.com 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. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 2: through March 28. $60/ series of 6 consecutive classes, $15/class. Bring mat or beach towel.

Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available. Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org) • Zen Meditation Sunday Gathering: April 1, 8, 15, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Tea afterwards. Arrival pre-sit from 30 minutes prior. Public welcome, open donation basket. Vegetarian snack offerings welcome, not required. Zazen meditation/beginner’s instruction, chanting, walking meditation, Zen talk by Genro Milton Sensei. Wear loose comfortable clothing in solid neutral colors. To attend, contact endless@epix.net or call. 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.

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School of Combat Arts (24 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.468.9701, schoolofcombatarts.com) Be a fighter or at least train like one. Open 6 days/week. Classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, submission grappling, Russian Sambo, Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, MMA, Ninjutsu. Classes for men, women, kids. Group/ private classes available. $200/6 months (save $130) or MMA for $300/6 months (save $180). First week free. Enrolling kids classes now for $35/month.

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.


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 41 Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com) • Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve. • Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn self-defense system that combines Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido, Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held at Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort). $40/month. For info, call 570.287.4290 or visit htkdi.com. 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. 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.

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Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m. 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

Looking to get in shape? Find your new fitness regime in our Learning listings. appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call.

levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at The Studio at 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info.

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.

Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) ❏ April 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. 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. Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All

Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Membership Special: Beginning April 1, one-time enrollment fee will be cut in half. New members joining in April get $50 credit toward program of choice. • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m., beginning April 7. $16/8 week session for YMCA members, $20/non-members. Designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. Pre-registration required. 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. YMCA of Greater Pittston (10 N Main St, Pittston, 570.655.2255 ext. 104, mlabagh@greaterpittstonymca.org) • Early Tikes Gymnastics: Wed., 9-9:30 a.m. $30. • Just 3’s: Wed., 9:45-10:15 a.m. $30. • Twinkie Fitness: Thurs., 5:15-6 p.m., $30. Age 4. • Beginner Gymnastics: Young beginner (ages 5-7), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; beginner (ages 7+), Sat., 10-10:45 a.m.; intermediate (ages 10+), Sat., 11 a.m.noon. $40/member, $30/family member, $55/non-members. Zumba Fitness Classes

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A sampling of wares from Bara.

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BARA jewelry adds some fruit to your wardrobe

andra Baracaldo-Gillard grew up in Colombia, where she studied advertising. With a love for crafts, she and her mother would make candles, ceramics and jewelry. After moving to the United States and meeting husband William Gillard, Sandra and her husband decided to transition a hobby into a business and Bara was born. Introducing organic products into their jewelry line, the couple now sells their accessories at farmers’ markets and craft shows in Florida and New York. Growing within the last two years, Bara will now also be available in North and South Carolina. The Weekender caught up with William Gillard to learn a little more about this eco-friendly business. WEEKENDER: What can people expect when visiting your website?

GILLARD: When people visit baratagua. com, they can find exotic eco-friendly alternative jewelry like necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets and many other different items like phone charms, key chains and pictures holders. Besides the main material “tagua,” they can find some of these items made with orange peel, coffee beans, coconut, totumo, which is like coconut shell, acai beads and many other seeds. WEEKENDER: What is tagua, and how did you hear about it? GILLARD: This amazing sustainable and carvable palm nut known as a “vegetable ivory” grows in the rain forests in Ecuador and Colombia where Sandra is from; her father used to get small figures made out of this nut for her and her sister when they were little girls.

Tagua is a nut that (has been) around for many decades and became an ecofriendly substitute for the real ivory because mammals like elephants and whales are endangered. WEEKENDER: Your website says that tagua has a romantic energy. Can you tell us a little more about what that means? GILLARD: The indigenous people of South America used tagua to represent the feminine because of its great magnet-like romantic energy. Each member of the tribe was given a tagua pendant to wear around his or her neck. The natives believed that persons wearing tagua would live in harmony and always be loved by their family and friends. WEEKENDER: How do you go about collecting the materials to make your

jewelry? GILLARD: We handpick all our materials in Bogota, Colombia, from three different suppliers who work each piece by hand. WEEKENDER: What are some of your best sellers? GILLARD: Tibu necklace, Inza keychain, Tame necklace, Cogua necklace and the Ceiba necklace. WEEKENDER: Do you design any custom pieces for special orders? GILLARD: Yes. Many times our customers ask us to make some changes or do something different for them. WEEKENDER: How can people purchase your designs? GILLARD: They can visit us on our web page, baratagua.com, the Bara Facebook page or contact us as info@baratagua.com. W


• 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 Adventures in the Wilderness (570.343.5144 or jane@hikingjane.com) ❏ Greater Scranton YMCA outings (Y members/$5, non-members/$8): • Dorflinger Sanctuary (Hawley): April 15, 9:15 a.m., meet Y parking lot, Dunmore. 3 miles moderate, a look at restored old glass milling buildings. Endless Mountains Nature Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunkhannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMNConline.org) • Volunteers Needed for Flood Cleanup: March 31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Collect, move, separate debris. Ages 16+. Call or e-mail EMNCvolunteer@yahoo.com. Lunch, snacks, beverages. Bring gloves, loppers, ladders, chainsaws, wheelbarrows, if available. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Signs of Spring: Wood Frog Trail Hike: March 31, 1-2:30 p.m. One-mile walk on Wood Frog Loop Trail. Registration required, call. • Biodiversity Basics Workshop for Educators of Grades 4-12: April 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Featuring “Pennsylvania Supplement to Windows on the Wild.” With special trip to Nature Conservancy’s Tannersville Cranberry Bog. 6.0 hours CE. Pre-registration required, call. $20 material fee. River Common (Wilkes-Barre, rivercommon.org, 570.823.2101 ext. 128) • Irem Shrine Circus: April 10, noon-1 p.m., Millennium Circle Portal. Free. Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat Tour 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $14/regular, $13/senior, $10/12 and under. Celebrating 50th year on the lake with daily one-hour cruises. Info: 570.226.3293, wallenpaupackboattour.com.

SOCIAL GROUPS 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. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Geisinger Wyoming Valley (Kistler Learning Center Specialty Clinic, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., WilkesBarre) • Heart Failure Education Class: April 4, 10 a.m.-noon, 2nd floor conference room, GMV Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital. Call 570.808.7920 for info. • Empty Arms Support Group: April 4, 6th floor dayroom. For info call 570.808.7920. • Bariatric Support Group: April 4, 3-4 p.m., GI Nutrition Conference Room, Geisinger Specialty Services (675 Baltimore Dr., Entrance A, Plains Twp.). Registration required. Holistic Moms Network (wyomingvalleypa.holisticmoms.org, 1560 Wyoming Avenue, Forty Fort, 570.466.1347) • How to Feed Your Family Healthy Foods on a Budget: April 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church (408 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston). Everyone invited free; to join, taxdeductible membership $45/year. Info: hmnwyomingvalley@hotmail.com Lackawanna County German-American Society (Genetti Manor, 1505 N. Main Avenue, Dickson City, 570.842.4268) • Annual Spring Festival: March 31, dinner 5:30 p.m., music/dancing 7-10 p.m. $25, includes buffet, music, dancing. Call 346.9278. Living with Grief: free sixweek bereavement support group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539) • Guilt & Depression; Facing Emptiness: March 28 • Anger: April 4 Monroe County Garden Club • Monthly Meeting: March 30, 11:30 a.m., Monroe County Conservation

District (Environmental Education Center, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg). Patrick Simonik to present “The Edible Garden.” For info, contact 570.420.0283, adeskus@ptd.net.

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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. NEPA Networkers, A LinkedIn community • Spring Mixer: April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m., East Mountain Inn (2400 East End Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $15, features 15-minute LinkedIn training session, cash bar, snacks. RSVP to http:// linkd.in/x58ekc. 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. • NEPA Rainbow Awards Gala: April 28, 5-11 p.m., Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $75, 2011 attendees save $10 if buy by March 31. Pride of NEPA meetings the second Tues. of each month. Visit prideofnepa.org for details. St Joseph’s Senior Social Club • Meeting: April 19, 2 p.m., St. Rocco’s auditorium. 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. Support Group for Anxiety, Stress, Depression April 3, 17, 6:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (316 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountaintop). Info: supportgroupmt@aol.com Weight Watchers 8-Week Program Thurs., 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mountainview Community Church (N. Lehigh Church Road, White Haven). Upfront fee $84. Registrants will be contacted with exact date. Call W 570.443.7618 or 262.6418. - 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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n retrospect, I may not have always shown the best judgment when recognizing honorable character. I did, after all, fly across the country and present Michael Lohan with a Father of the Year Award. Consider that water under the bridge, with my standards of judging good character in check, as I’d like to bring attention to a man who deserves a parade of firm hand shakes and a “Get Out of Jail” free card if he ever gets caught sending a picture of his Schlongzilla to an intern. That’s how important this man is to the future of this country. He’s Congressman Hansen Clarke, a representative of Detroit who proposed The Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 earlier this month. “It’s time for Congress to stand up for the rights of student loan borrowers,” Clarke preached to the House of Representatives. “This provides student loan borrowers with a second chance, those who have been struggling financially. And by cutting this debt, this frees up their money to invest on their own. That will create new jobs throughout this country.” With the debt of student loans disturbingly more than $1 trillion, America has a trillion problems but a bitch ain’t one. That’s right, $1 trillion and counting. Twelve zeroes! America hasn’t seen 12 zeroes shame the country since

the fifth season of “Dancing with the Stars.” Student loan forgiveness is a pretty sensitive topic right now. While some argue that forgiveness will only spoil the generation of Millennials even more by bailing them out of due responsibility, I must point out as a Millennial that people my age are part of an entire “lost generation” that is not starting families, getting mortgages or otherwise contributing economically in the ways previous generations have. We’re taking jobs beneath us, moving back with our parents and drowning in an ocean of debt before we even have the chance to pay it back. Something’s gotta give! Everyone deserves the opportunity to be educated without being forced into poverty. Without any protection from rising federal loan interest rates and college tuition prices, our future as a nation is left more doomed than the Oprah Winfrey Network. If you’re in the same boat as me, or will be, contact our congressman Tom Marino at 570.836.8020 and tell him you want his support for The Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012! W

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t was a rainy Sunday afternoon on June 13, 2010 that changed Donna Smith Davenport’s life forever. She was driving from a church in Trucksville to her grandmother’s house in Harveys Lake when she got in a side-collision car accident that resulted in a brain injury, broken nose, neck, ribs, vertebrae, ruptured spleen, shattered pelvis and punctured lungs. Davenport is the honorary chair for the 3rd annual American Red Cross Run for Red 5k Run/Walk, which will take place on Saturday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. at the Northeastern Pennsylvania Region Blood Center on New Commerce Blvd. in Ashley. Last year, the Run for Red raised $9,000, and this year the goal is $15,000, according to Race Director Phoretta Hoover. Davenport will start the race as well as share her story of how the American Red Cross saved her life afterward. “The Red Cross comes into play because I lost my whole blood volume three times within 24 hours,” Davenport said. She added that she originally was supposed to be life-flighted, but for some reason it never happened. “If they would of life-flighted me, they would have lost me because there wouldn’t have been enough blood supply in the helicopter,” she said. She was taken in the ambulance to Geisinger in WilkesBarre, and within two minutes, she was bleeding to death. Had Davenport arrived 120 seconds later, she would have died. “I heard from a friend who was a doctor in the ER that I left a tray of blood from the ambulance to operating table, and she said as

Run for the Red honorary chair Donna Smith Davenport knows firsthand how important the Red Cross is to people in need. Below is one of the remnants she has from accident that almost claimed her life.

fast as the doctors were pouring blood into me, I was pouring it back out,” she said. “I believe I used up the whole blood supply at Geisinger Wilkes-Barre that day.” She shared that she once believed that only elderly people or people with cancer need blood, but now realizes that anyone can be in a situation where the unimaginable happens, and they need blood supply. “I actually kind of feel like it should be a law that people have to donate blood because if they’re the next ones in an accident, they’re going to expect blood to be given to them, and if they’ve never donated, how will they know there’s going to be a blood supply?” she said. “They’re just depending on the good will of others.” She appreciates the time that people take to donate blood to help those in need. “Nobody likes to be stuck in

Runners at last year’s Run for the Red set off from the starting line.

“Nobody likes to be stuck in the arm for 15 minutes or how long it takes, but people do it, and because they do, I am able to be around today.” Run for the Red honorary chair Donna Smith Davenport

the arm for 15 minutes or how long it takes, but people do it, and because they do, I am able to be around today,” she said. The doctors weren’t sure if she would be able to walk again or if she would be dependent on other people, due to her brain injury from the car accident. “The fact that today I look, act and feel like nothing ever happened,” she said. “When I tell people about it, they’re shocked. I pull up my shirt a little bit and show them the 8-inch scar going down my stomach. That’s pretty much the only proof I have that it happened. That and all the other scars from head to toe.” W

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Nude photos Scarlett Johansson took for then-husband Ryan Reynolds wound up in the wrong hands — and on the Internet. ber as part of a yearlong investigation of celebrity hacking that authorities dubbed “Operation Hackerazzi.” Prosecutors said Chaney hacked into the e-mail accounts of more than 50 people in the entertainment industry, including Aguilera and Johansson. Nude photos Johansson had taken of herself were later posted on the Internet. Aguilera also had private photos put online, court By Greg Risling documents show. Weekender Wire Services Johansson told Vanity Fair for its December issue that the photos were meant for Ryan OS ANGELES — A Florida man has agreed to Reynolds, who is now her exhusband. plead guilty to hacking Chaney mined through publiinto the e-mail accounts of cly available data to figure out celebrities such as Christina password and security questions Aguilera, Mila Kunis and Scarfor celebrity accounts. He hilett Johansson, whose nude jacked a forwarding feature so photos eventually landed on the that a copy of every email a Internet, according to court celebrity received was sent to an documents filed Thursday. account he controlled, according Christopher Chaney, 35, of to court documents. Jacksonville, Fla., will plead Chaney said he managed to guilty Monday in Los Angeles hack into Johansson’s e-mail federal court to nine felony account to send one of her accounts, including unauthorized quaintances an e-mail containing access to a computer and wirea nude photo of her in exchange tapping, the documents say. He for a photo, authorities said. faces up to 60 years in prison. A search warrant unsealed Defense attorney Christopher and obtained by The Associated Chestnut said Thursday night Press said Chaney’s computer that he is still working with hard drive contained numerous prosecutors and wouldn’t conprivate celebrity photos and a firm the number of felony document that compiled their counts Chaney will plead guilty extensive personal data. to. Chaney forwarded many of “To date, Chris has been very the photographs to two gossip cooperative with prosecutors, websites and another hacker, but he’s remorseful for any of the there wasn’t any evidence that harm caused to the stars, and he profited from his scheme, just looks to a resolution of the authorities said. He has since case,” Chestnut said. apologized for his actions. Chaney was arrested in OctoW

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New level of celebrity exposure in fact, gave the star and his interlocutor something of what they both wanted. Drake got the chance to be confirmed as a lord of the pop-culture moment, if stumbling a bit on his own swag and swagger. Hoffman got to demonstrate her skill at getting famous people talking and misstepping — as she previously did, more dramatically, with profiles of the boorish “Girls Gone Wild” kingpin Joe Francis coaxing underage girls into his videos, and of the ill-starred singer Amy Winehouse, smoking crack and flirting with the abyss in her London flat. “Drake Is Living the High Life” represents one of the latest iterations of an apparently unsinkable, occasionally intriguing, media vehicle. The celebrity magazine profile — especially the ones suggesting an intimate view inside a hidden world — survives even as many luminaries seize control of their own stories via blogs and social media, even

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By Tim Hlivia

Special to the Weekender

Losing the fat is the only true cure for cellulite.

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ne question I am frequently asked by my female clients is if there is any way to get rid of the lumps and bumps that are often referred to as cellulite. What I try to explain to them is that approximately 70-90 percent of all women, regardless of shape or size, have some cellulite. It’s typically found in areas where people store more fat — the hips, thighs, butt, back of the arms and belly. The appearance is often lumpy and unpleasant. But is there a way to smooth it away once it’s made its mark? Cellulite is not disease, an illness, nor is it a condition or syndrome. It is simply too much fat in one or more areas. It tends to develop under the skin’s fat layer just beneath the surface. It affects women more than men because of the organization of fat layers. In women, these layers are organized in vertical chambers where the fat can push through. This is what creates that dreaded dimpled appearance. In men, the fat layers are organized in more of a crosshatch pattern which resists the fat pushing through to the surface. Your body composition (muscle to fat ratio), genes, age and lifestyle are all contributing factors on whether or not you have cellulite. And despite what many people think, cellulite is not prejudice to only those who are overweight. In fact, many skinny women and adolescent girls have some cellulite. Cellulite is genetic but not hereditary. That means you are not destined to have cellulite just

because your mother does. And the even better news is that you can dramatically improve the appearance of cellulite even if your female relatives have it. Dieting without exercise or the wrong diet-and-exercise plan can actually make your cellulite worse. Some people tend to focus on cardio as their go-to exercise strategy. They think longer and more frequent bouts of it must be better. It’s a fair argument until the facts are understood. Hours and hours spent pounding the pavement (or treadmill) does not keep cellulite at bay. It actually promotes muscle loss and stubborn fat storage. In order to melt this fat away, the best method is specific resistancetraining protocols. Lean muscle tissue is vitally important at changing your overall body composition. Unfortunately, there is no easy fix, and you certainly will not find your cellulite remedy in a tube or a bottle. Cellulite creams and removal techniques are attractive to the consumer. That’s advertising. There is no scientific evidence that topical creams or treatments work long term. Since cellulite is simply an abundance of stored fat, none of these topical treatments will be beneficial. Losing the fat you are carrying is the only successful, long term remedy. W Tim will host a fitness seminar that’ll cover this topic and many others Wednesday, March 28 at 8 p.m. at Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort).

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OS ANGELES — On the cover of the current GQ, a beaming Drake strides confidently toward the reader, fit and fearless in a $3,100 Gucci suit and $1,590 Tom Ford shoes. Inside, the 25-year-old rapper greets the magazine’s reporter poolside at his “lady-fantasy” (her words) compound in the San Fernando Valley. Writer Claire Hoffman gets Drake to reveal cover-worthy morsels about his womanizing (prodigious, now purportedly regretted), his fragile paternal ties and his Internet-fueled entree into the music world. After wine spritzers, dinner and a look at the projection system above his bed, the story ends with the young star asking the journalist: “Are you or are you not sleeping with me?” The proposition may have been hypothetical, as Hoffman wrote, but it lent a telling zing about Drake’s ample feeling of oats. The 1,500-word magazine piece,

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In his recent GQ cover story, Drake stumbles a little on his own swag and swagger.

as uber-controlling publicists parse out less and less time with the stars. “Whether it’s a private meeting, or something like a date, many readers fantasize about going out with a big celebrity. These journalists are still their surrogates,” said Meryl Gordon, director of the magazine writing program at NYU. “I don’t have trouble with the conceit, as long as you don’t take it too far.” Gordon thinks Hoffman’s Drake profile got it about right. “She does it with a wink and a nod,” Gordon said. “In the end, it just made me smile.” The magazine industry, which has struggled for years with declining newsstand sales, leans heavily on the allure of celebrities. And men’s magazines have used the conceit of date-as-interview for at least 30 years, cranking up the lust-meter with each ensuing year. But by many accounts, the stars have gotten more parsimonious about access. And the challenge for writers and editors never wanes: presenting hyper-public figures in a fresh way. “It’s not brain-surgery hard, but it’s hard,” said Hoffman, previously a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times and now a freelancer who has written for GQ, Rolling Stone and other publications. “The conceit is always that you are going to get in there and discover them in some way they haven’t been discovered before.” “Drake is a creature of the Internet and social media. He has been blogging since long before he became famous and he tweets pictures of himself,” Hoffman said. “He is constantly already exposing himself and the idea is, I am going to expose him anew.” Hoffman’s had to make that happen largely based on the 90 minutes she had been granted to visit Aubrey Drake Graham at his home. She stretched that to maybe two hours and mostly let the performer do the telling, and showing — his house, the abundant waterfalls, the pool filled with statues of nude women, all forming a scene, Hoffman wrote, akin to “one of those late-night Lifetime soft-core romance flicks.” Hoffman suggests it is her host who has decided to offer something more than a simple conversation. “He’s going to ignore my pen and my tape recorder and my list of questions,” she writes, “and open up his soft, emotive heart as if we were on the most amazing first date ever.” When it launched “Esquire Goes on a Date” in the early 1980s, the unusual pretext was all the magazine’s idea. The magazine’s once and future editor, Lee Eisenberg, wrote the un-bylined stories. W


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shows the site’s new timeline that Amanda hates during the f/8 conference in San Francisco last fall. Amanda’s Bitch: Like many people, I’m not great with change. I resist it as long as possible and only give in when forced. I literally just read my first e-book after years of insisting I prefer to have and hold an actual hard copy. Needless to say, whenever Facebook changes things, I’m not happy about it and, judging by most of the posts my friends have been writing, the new timeline hasn’t gained much approval. All profiles will be changed over this week to the new timeline, if it hasn’t been changed over already. After having it for more than a week, I just can’t get into it. My page looks so mish moshed and out of order. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, Facebook! The new timeline basically forces your past down your throat. It gives you the ability to jump back to your posts from years ago — some you might like to reflect on, others, not so much. I just don’t understand why Facebook feels the need to keep messing with things. Some changes, err, improvements, it’s made have been great, like being able to tag friends in posts and pictures, being able to group friends into different categories and even being able to post polls, but why, why, did you need to mess with the foundation of the networking site? Our simple little profiles were happy the way they were, and no one likes these timelines. Give us an option! Let

us opt into the timeline! Nope, instead, we’ve all become so addicted to the social-networking tool that we just go along with it, unhappily, and complain about the timeline. Let’s hope Facebook doesn’t mess with anything else for a long while … at least long enough for us to delete old regrettable posts from back in 2006 that now appear. Jeff’s Brag: I love peanut butter. I mean really love it! But I’m also really particular about what I eat. I’m back on another round of P90X (the new version this time), and my goal is to get ripped (or at least partially torn) by summer. The problem with peanut butter is the calories. It’s true that the fat in peanut butter is largely the good fats, but there’s no getting around the fact that it’s about 190 calories for two measly tablespoons! Then figure in the calories from whatever you put the peanut butter on, and now you’re doing some serious damage. And if you buy natural peanut butter or a healthier version such as Smart Choice, the calories are still the same. (And it’s disgusting trying to deal

with that lake of oil that floats at the top.) OK, here’s the good news. There is now a product that eliminates 85 percent of the calories from the fat in peanut butter! It’s called PB2, and it’s actually a powder that you mix with water to form the peanut butter. In layman’s terms, here’s how they did it. They crush peanuts into a powder, then add just a smidgen of sugar and salt. There’s none of that oil you get from regular or natural peanut butter. The result: Instead of 190 calories for two tablespoons, it’s about 60! And none of that fat! But here’s the best part: It tastes just like regular peanut butter! The only downside? It costs a lot more, and you need to “make it” each time. But if you’re trying to cut calories and can’t live without your peanut butter, I’d highly recommend trying PB2. The only local store I have found it at so far is Fitness Headquarters in Wilkes-Barre or Dickson City. Choosy mothers may choose Jif, but choosy people trying to lose weight should try PB2. W Hear Jeff and Amanda Bitch & Brag Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on 98.5 KRZ.

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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) ❏ Events/Book Clubs: • 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. • Story Time with the Bunny: March 31, 11 a.m. Library Express (2nd Floor, Mall at Steamtown, 570.558.1670, Facebook.com/LibraryExpress) • Open Mic Poetry Reading hosted by Brian Fanelli: March 29, 6:30 p.m. Always on final Thurs., open to everyone. 12 spots, 6 minutes each; first come, first read. 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. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) • Writers Showcase: March 31, 7 p.m. Free, wine and refreshments.

• 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. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Writer’s critique group: Sat., noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples. Free and open to public, donations encouraged. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free. Wyoming Valley Poetry Society (P.O. Box 173, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.3163) • Accepting entries for Annual Student Poetry Contest: Open to grades 1-12. Rhymed or free verse, 32 lines or less, original, unpublished created by student. Submit on 8x11 white paper, typed or written, blue/ black ink. No odd-sized paper, light ink, pencil, artwork. On reverse side, name, grade, school, home town, number, teacher’s name. All winners invited to read poem at Fine Arts Fiesta, May 20, 11 a.m. Mail to above address, c/o Jim Spock, by March 31. Notification around May 10. Info: 823.0786

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Annmarie Ciccarelli and Heather Martyak: through March 31. • Ashley Gries Exhibit for Keystone College Senior Exhibition: through April. Reception April 6, 6-9 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com) Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., noon-3 p.m., or by appointment. • “David Bender:” through March 29. Sculptures, drawings. • Rising Artists from Keystone College Senior Exhibition: April 6-28. Reception April 6, 6-9 p.m. Free, open to public. Graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, blown glass, book arts. The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books (204 Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) March-April hours: Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Better Enjoyed than Hidden: Collector’s Work at Butternut Gallery:” through May 12. Paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery from art collectors. 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. • “Factorium:” through April 2. Photographer Rebecca A. Battle. Free, open to public. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/

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The Linder Gallery at Keystone College (570.945.8335, keystone.edu/lindergallery) • Bill Tersteeg and Students exhibition (ceramics): through April 29. Lucille Norella artwork on display through March, Wayne Memorial Hospital, second floor, David Katz Conference Room and first floor corridor, Park St., Honesdale. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • “The Wonderful Story of Planters Peanuts:” March 31-Oct. 27. Opening reception March 30, 5-8 p.m. $20/per person, $15/members. RSVP. 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. • Senior Exhibition 2012: March 31-April 22. Reception March 31, 2-5 p.m. Marquis Art and Frame (515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313) • Marywood University Student Invitational Exhibition: April 6-May 1. Reception April 6, 6-8:30 p.m., wine, refreshments. Free to public. Select students will exhibit their work using varied media. Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Trio Manifesto-selected works by Mark Maglioli, Sue Obaza, Bernadette Harrison: through April 28, Second floor gallery. The Maslow Study Gallery for Contemporary Art (Marywood University, first floor, Shields Center for Visual Arts, 570.348.6211 ext. 2428, marywood.edu/galleries) Hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.Sun., 1-4 p.m. • “Modes of Engagement:” through April 6. Guest curator Nicole Claase. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com,

Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. • Student Art Exhibition: Mixed Media: through March 31. More than 40 works in ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, watercolor. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center) Gallery hours: Daily, noon-4:30 p.m. • “Detroit Forsaken:” through May 20. Sordoni Fundraiser, March 29, 5-7 p.m. $35. Gallery talk by Ryan Spencer Reed followed by cocktail hour. RSVP to 570.408.4325. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “Embrace a Mark Ciocca Art Collection:” through March 30. Silk screen, relief prints. • “Transylvanian Passages:” April 6, 6-9 p.m. Simona Gavern, photo montage from artist’s homeland. Live music, refreshments. 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. • “Around the Valley in HDR:” through March 29. Robert Broghamer, surrealism-style oil-stained glass pieces, digital photography of local W landmarks. -- 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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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 Be-

Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m. • “The Visiting Nurse Association of Scranton: One Hundred Years:” through March 30; April 16-May 4. Free during gallery hours. Gallery lecture, March 30, 5 p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan Hall. Public reception to follow at gallery.

570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • Nature’s Finest Art: through March 30. Artists whose subject matter or materials come from the earth. Dana Gabel, Mark Charles Rooney, Amy Lynn Wyman, Bethel Wyman. • Group Exhibit / Independent Artist Collective and Scranton High students: April 6-27. Opening reception April 6, 5-10 p.m., refreshments.

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s Development Director of The Lands at Hillside Farms in Trucksville, Suzanne Kapral Kelly knows a thing or two about sustainable living. Active at the farm and within the community, Suzanne spends much of her time contributing to multiple nonprofits. When she’s not raising money for others, Suzanne can be found studying for her master’s degree in organizational/non-profit management or spending time with her son, Matt, who she says “never fails to trigger the best belly laughs.” Favorite thing about your occupation: My unshakable faith in the mission of this historic educational farm. The mission of The Lands is not a job, it is a lifestyle based on respect, compassion and sustainability. Plus, I get to do what I love — raise money — for an organization that has and will continue to impact current and future generations. Of course, hanging with our “co-faculty” farm animals is pretty cool, too! Community involvement: For over a decade, I was involved with our local PBS station in various on-air and fundraising capacities. In 2010 I traded cameras for cows. Today I am involved with Wilkes-Barre General Hospital’s Healthy Woman, Child Development Council, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and numerous community/education related events at The Lands. Current projects: So many great things happening at the farm! Our greenhouses are completely restored and bursting with color. We relocated a historic barn from Hayfield Farms that will soon serve as Hillside Mercantile, which will sell local and U.S.A.-made products. Also, we are breaking ground for an expanded “green” parking lot that will include rain gardens, walking paths and 15+ new trees. What did you want to be when you grew up? Veterinarian (thanks to “All Creatures Great and Small” and “Mr. Ed”). If you could teach more people to … take steps towards a more-sustainable life. Sustainability is not “all or nothing,” but a process. A few tweaks can significantly improve the health of your body, mind, soul and family as well as the environment and local economy. Recent news about yourself or place of employment: Through the kindness and generosity of two organizations, Proctor & Gamble and Degenstein Foundation, special needs and disadvantaged children from throughout our region can now experience The Lands at Hillside Farms. West Side Area Career Training Center was recently awarded a $10,000 SkillsUSA/Lowe’s grant and students will spend the next several weeks at the farm making repairs and necessary improvements. Our LIU18/ Dream Green Farm now includes more students, more responsibilities and, best of all, more accomplishments. Two other extraordinary projects are thisclose to fruition, yet I cannot share any details — yet. But, I can tell you they are landmark and mission-driven. Keep reading!

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) This week, wise advice, insight or lifechanging perspective is likely to arrive through the words of a child, crazy person or drunken idiot you know. Listen very carefully. Naturally, most of what they say will be laughable, discardable nonsense and should be instantly dismissed. However, there’s at least one priceless gem in there that you’d do well to heed. Miss or ignore it at your peril, or you’ll pay consequences you can’t easily afford. They won’t remember the moment clearly enough to say “I told you so” later — but you’ll hear it ringing in your ears, anyway. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Enforcing personal boundaries is the most natural thing in the world for you, except when their violation comes from a completely unexpected direction: Perhaps someone you trust so indiscriminately that it never occurred to you that they could intrude, for example. Then, of course, bringing it to their attention could be quite awkward, especially since you effectively gave them carte blanche into your life. Nevertheless, not speaking up goes against the grain of who you are, so please say something. Hopefully, this is someone who’s close enough to you to understand and, once you’ve made your point, should respect it.

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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Sometimes it’s your job to stick up for those who can’t or won’t defend themselves. While being a stalwart and steadfast advocate for those who need it is an admirable goal, this isn’t one of those times. This particular battle isn’t being fought because they’d rather keep the peace, not because they’re unable to fight it. They’re perfectly capable; they’ve just made the choice to let things go instead. So you can see how taking up the standard and charging into the fray on their behalf might not be appreciated — no matter how good your intentions. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) While it’s true that sometimes you’re high maintenance and demand more than you’re probably strictly “due,” this isn’t one of those times. Basic human decency is something we all have a right to, and if you’re not getting it, it’s fair for you to call it out. Before you do, however, consider this: Instead of sticking to your guns and fighting yet another battle, forget for a minute that you’re in the right, and consider other options — like simply forgetting about it. Do you, after all, really need to be

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here? Is it really worth the energy? You might be happier, if you can, just letting this one go. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) My improv coach said to me, “There are no good or bad choices, only fun choices and not-fun choices.” While this doesn’t necessarily carry over completely into real life, there is something to it. Often, your decisions really can be boiled down to what will, ultimately, create the most fun for all involved (especially, but not exclusively, you). The best part of choosing the fun option whenever you can is that it’s also frequently the “right” option — something you’ll discover after the fact. When in doubt this week, choose the option that’ll ultimately lead to more fun. Even if it turns out to be the “wrong” choice, at least, you know, you’ll have had a good time figuring it out. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) There are few people more stubbornly persistent than you Virgos. When you’re right, it’s almost impossible for you to drop the subject until everyone’s figured that out. Sometimes, however, it becomes obvious that you’ll just have to agree to disagree, since you could both talk until the cows come home and never change each other’s minds. However, this may never become clear to the other person. That’s when it’s time to take matters into your own hands, and simply end the discussion. Cut them off. Walk away if necessary. That’s this week’s challenge. This will be insanely hard for you, but it still must be done. Good luck.

LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) You suck at keeping secrets — and consequently really shouldn’t be asked to. As a friend, you should be able to keep even the most volatile secret quiet for a few days or not spill the beans about someone’s surprise party. But more than that is really beyond you — which is important information to share before you become privy to any more confidences. Resist the temptation to hear juicy news you’ll feel compelled to spread. If you think you’re about to hear something you shouldn’t, be fair and speak up to let them know: Your vault only stays locked for so long. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Forcing someone to live up to the promises they made isn’t easy and isn’t always advisable. Sometimes it’s better — and it’s almost always easier — to simply let them off the hook. Resist the temptation to do so this time around, though. You’d be doing both them and yourself a grave disservice. You might be able to forgive them for letting you down, but they would have a hard time forgiving themselves. Consider it a gift, sticking to your guns and making them come through. Even if it’s difficult, you’ll both be glad in the end that you did. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Once you leave for the greener pastures next door, you may discover that not only are they less nice than they seemed from afar, but they’re actually much worse than the place you just ditched them for. Of course, by then, it’s usually much too late to hit the rewind button and return to the

relatively plush circumstances you abandoned, so you have to stew in your regret instead. This time, since you haven’t yet made the leap you’re contemplating, you have the luxury of really investigating the situation you’re thinking of migrating to before you leave this one. It may feel pretty cheap and selfish to so callously explore your other options, and it is — but it’s also wiser than just making a blind leap of faith you’d later regret. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You’re not obligated to help others when they’ve taken on too much. That’s still something you can do, of course, but feeling forced into it (perhaps because their intentions are so good and honorable and yours are more selfish) is hardly a happy scenario. As noble as their efforts are, they’re still the result of their decisions, not yours. While you may wish you were as honorable and amazing as they are, their path isn’t your path. Do what you can feel good about doing, then let the rest go. If they want to be a saint, let them do it mostly under their own steam. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You know all too well how intoxicating and liberating a taste of freedom can be, which is why it may be hard for you to allow someone else to experience it. This week, you need to conquer your fears and remember that while they, too, will surely adore the sweet taste of a broadened horizon, they won’t necessarily react to it in the same ways you would. In fact, any hint of clinginess or restraint from you, and that freedom will just taste that much more wonderful. Aim for affectionate and encouraging open-mindedness, no matter your fears. Acting on those fears will only, after all, make them more likely to come true. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) Being the bearer of bad tidings is a huge drag. And there’s something to be said for staying out of something that’s really none of your business. However, if positions were reversed, and you’d want someone to tell you the kind of information you’re now privy to, you may have an obligation to share what you know and deal with the (probably mostly negative) fallout from that revelation. Shirking this undesirable duty isn’t something you should feel good about even if you can get away with it. Grit your teeth, and find a way to spill the beans. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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Drivers CDL-A: Local Hazleton dedicated route! Home every night! Great Pay, Benefits! Estenson Logistics Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

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Logistics/ Transportation

548 Medical/Health

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Part time

START FRESH THIS SPRING BY ENHANCING YOUR CAREER PATH!!!!!

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Production/ Operations

TRUCK DRIVER

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 or hit ‘0’ and ask for Carl or Joe D.

DRIVERS

No experience necessary. Must have clean criminal & MVR. Will train. Sign On Bonus & Safety Bonus.

Krise/STA 570-451-1972

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RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: •Must have valid CDL license •Drives tractor with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport and deliver cargo •Maintains contact with base to receive dispatch instructions •Maintains truck log according to state and federal regulations •Keeps record of products transported and obtains customer signature or collects payment for goods delivered and delivery charges •Secures cargo for transport and operates equipment on vehicle to load, unload, or disperse cargo •Loads and unloads truck manually •Cleans vehicle •Reports any problems or repairs that need to be addressed COMPETITIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE

All qualified individuals are asked to forward their resumes to: Medico Industries, Inc., Attn: Human Resources 1500 Highway 315 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711. EOE.

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R EQUIREMENTS : 2 years Truck Driving Experience, able to drive 20’ box truck, must be able to meet DOT requirements, must be able to work flexible hours, must be able to meet physical requirements. Pay based on experience. Standard benefits available to include medical, dental and vacation. Apply at: U’SAGAIN RECYCLING 486 S. EMPIRE ST. WILKES-BARRE 570-270-2670

WANTED School Bus Driver For PM sport runs. Experienced. Call 570-655-3737 or 570-654-3681

arm experience is needed 1 day a week in our Edwardsville location. Responsibilities include assisting the clinician while operating the C-arm during pain management procedures, ordering stock and monitoring supply level. Prior pain management experience a plus. Please send resumes to TCC22@epix.net or mail to ACTIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT 420 Main Street Edwardsville, PA 18704

PART TIME RN for 11-7 shift PART TIME CNA for 3-11 shift Call Bonham Nursing & Rehab Center 864-3174 Ask for Linda or Lynette

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Part/Full Time

LPN/RN

TRUCK DRIVER Full Time

Radiology Technician X-ray tech with C-

548 Medical/Health

MD Office seeking

DRIVER/WAREHOUSER Full time position.

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

ONL NLY L ONE N LE LEA L E DER D . ONLY LEADER.

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for part time work, 16-20 per week. OB experience preferred but not required. Email resume to: ccharney@epix.net

MEDICAL BILLER

For Urology Office. Send resume to Audra Yanchuck 1155 Route 315 Wilkes-Barre, 18702

Medical Front Office Billing Receptionist

Full time for Kingston doctor’s office. Experience required. Reply to: The Times Leader Box 3050 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

EMT’s, Paramedics, Van Drivers, Dispatchers

Needed for a rapidly growing ambulance/transport company. Competitive salary and benefits available. Apply in person: Trans-Med Ambulance 14 Marion St, Luzerne, PA 18709 Or Apply online: TransMedNepa.com

RNS AND LPNS needed for private

duty case in the Dallas area for 3-11 and 11-7 shifts. Call Jessica at 451-3050 for immediate interview.

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New Opportunities for

NURSES - MED TECHS PCA’S

With A Growing and Expanding Health Care Facility Call TODAY to Get Started!!!! (570) 883 -2255 Ext #2

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Production/ Operations

* OPTICAL *

Full or Part Time MACHINE OPERATOR Benefits for full time. Send resume or apply in person, Monday-Friday 8:30a - 6pm, Saturday 9a-1:30pm to: Luzerne Optical 180 N. WilkesBarre Blvd. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

Warehouse/Delivery Tuesday – Friday.

9:00 – 5:00. Must have valid driver’s license. Some heavy lifting required. $10/hour

CALL 570-824-9177

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

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

is now hiring – PA Blasters/Shooters Required: Valid PA Blaster’s License OR 1. 21 years of age 2. 1 year blasting experience (general experience working with explosives) AND 3. Ability to pass the Notice of Clearance by successfully completing the US Dept. of Justice Employee Possessor Questionnaire (felony criminal background check) Please email resume to US.landjobs@cggveritas.com, or apply online and view job description at www.cggveritas.com/careers (Keyword: shooter) or call 832-351-8904 or 403-819-6136.

522

Education/ Training

522

Education/ Training

Exciting opportunity supporting an Autism and behavioral program in Northeastern PA!

Education Director Master Degree in Special Education or related field preferred. Leadership skills, administrative experience and creativity a must! Please send or e-mail your resume and educational background to:

c/o The Times Leader Box 3055 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250


SHIPPING/RECEIVING DEPARTMENT

SHIPPING/RECEIVING DEPARTMENT

Part Time and Full Time on First & Second Shift (Sunday-Thursday) We are seeking energetic individuals with distribution experience and a great work ethic for 1ST/2ND shift. We offer benefits and a competitive starting wage with potential for rapid increase based on performance. Interested individuals should apply in person at:

Part Time and Full Time on First & Second Shift (Sunday-Thursday) We are seeking energetic individuals with distribution experience and a great work ethic for 1ST/2ND shift. We offer benefits and a competitive starting wage with potential for rapid increase based on performance. Interested individuals should apply in person at:

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. 100 Slocum Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 570-655-4514 Fax: (570) 655-8115

Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc. 100 Slocum Ave., Exeter, PA 18643 570-655-4514 Fax: (570) 655-8115

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

E.O.E. M/F/D/V

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

610

Business Opportunities

FIRE YOUR BOSS!!!! “WORK FOR YOURSELF” INVEST IN YOURSELF WITH JAN – PRO

*Guaranteed Clients * Steady Income *Insurance & Bonding * Training & Ongoing Support * Low Start Up Costs *Veterans Financing Program * Accounts available through 0ut Wilkes-Barre & Scranton

570-824-5774

Janpro.com

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NEPA FLORAL & GIFT SHOP Including delivery van, coolers, all inventory, displays, computer system, customer list, website and much more. Turn key operation in prime retail location. Serious inquiries please call 570-592-3327

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

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Logistics/ Transportation

542

Logistics/ Transportation

Truck Driver Sign On Bonus

for experienced drivers working in the gas & oil industry Located in Tunkhannock we are seeking experienced drivers who have a clean MVR and excellent safety record.

Call 570-298-0924 566 Sales/Business Development

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708

700 MERCHANDISE 706

Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

BUNNY Granny dressed on a rocker 14” h $8. ANGELS dressed, on a bench 13” h $10. BUNNIES Porcelain, dressed on white wicker bench 16” each $15 BASKET wicker, standing with silk florals for spring, fall & winter $15 BUNNIES Avon, porcelain faces & floppy bodies, 4 adult & 2 children on double wooden bench. $85. 570-287-4994

708

Antiques & Collectibles

ANTIQUES 3 piece Mahogany stack bookcase with drawer, 6ft x 20” hand carved Hitler made of pine, Dersuhrer carved on bottom signed by carver Gallagher. Needs some repair. Tiffany style lamps with stained glass shades, caramel in color. 1912 Gustave Stickley rocking chair with new rush seat, tag on bottom. Jewelry armoire, (4) 1912 chairs, original paint with newly rushed seats. 12 OldPA metal hunting licenses, 1927 & up. Two Oak bow china closets, one very ornate. Lots of smalls. 134 Route 11 Larksville, PA 570-283-3987 570-328-3428

GET THE WORD OUT with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 COIN .999 silver coin with henry rifle, buffalo & frontiersman on front. some gun info on back. $35. 570-262-0708, OR 570-823-1738

566 Sales/Business Development

Antiques & Collectibles

TRUCKS, Hess, boxed 1990-2011, 21 pieces, $425. D. Earnhardt, Jr., Daytona Win, Boxed, $275., Pixar Cars, 2nd series, 25 cars & rack, $140, Mag Wheel Clock, $45, Beanie Babies, 75 piece bag, $225. 570-654-7752

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Appliances

Clothing

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING: Boys - Newborn to 7, Girls Newborn to 7-8. Very good condition, call for details 570-466-6499

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 DRESSES fancy, semi, prom, size 5-7 tea length, cute. colors are mint, buttercup, & brown satin. $75 each. 570-823-2709

744

Furniture & Accessories

BEDROOM SET 3 piece queen size bed complete. Good condition. Asking $500 obo. Call 570-654-2111 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 OVEN Rotisserie, Set it and forget it. Used only once. $20. 826-0830

716

Building Materials

BRICKS solid paver ready for Spring, for sidewalks, red color with variations. Approximately 936 available. $0.30 each. 696-1267.

720

Cemetery Plots/Lots

CEMETARY PLOTS 4 Plots at Saint Mary’s Polish Cemetary in Plymouth, PA. 570-368-2272

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Furniture & Accessories

* 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 KITCHEN SET table, 4 chairs, good condition $50. 570-281-5916

Looking for Work? Tell Employers with a Classified Ad. 570-829-7130 LOVESEAT Green stripe, $50. 570-675-3890

We Offer: • Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401k Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

Mattress Set, BRAND NEW, Queen P-Top $150. Can Deliver 570-280-9628

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

MATTRESS TOPPER Very thick, brand new, with gel & feathers. Full size. $75. AIR MATTRESS full size, new with pump. 19” rise. $45 SOFA beige with rust tones, 8 way hand tied springs. Great condition. $300. 823-2709

DINNERWARE service for 6, white & yellow with floral design. $20. SPOONS collector, 18 different ones, must take all. $35. 570-696-1927 DOG KENNEL 8 x 12. Also canopy roof. Must be disassembled. $250. 570-735-8521.

PATIO SET Rattan, Floral. 1 couch, 1 loveseat, 3 end tables, glass tops, lifetime fabri-coat. Excellent condition. 570-903-8596

756

FLOOR LAMP For seasonal affected disorder. Use to supplement light during dark winter hours. Used 2 hours. Like new. Originally $129, sell for $30. Call after 6pm. 474-5905.

ROCKER, wood/tapestry, $75. RECLINER, Burgundy velour cloth, $125. SOFA, chair, ottoman, 3 tables, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 6 PM 570-675-5046

6th Street

FURNISH FOR LESS

758 Miscellaneous

SEWING MACHINE portable, new box $52. Call after 10am. 602-1075

CHAISE LOUNGE CHAIR, oatmeal micro, suede, excellent condition. $325. 570.240.3552

DINING ROOM SET by Thomasville. 6 chairs, table, 2 leafs, custom table pad. Good condition asking $850. 570-592-8218

Machinery & Equipment

FREEZER, commercial Frigidaire, heavy duty. $150. FREEZER Upright Frigidaire, excellent condition. $150. 570-929-1634

746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

COUCH/LOVESEAT Burgundy velvet, like new. $250 CHAIR green velvet, $50. 822-5460

754

PATIO FURNITURE Wood, great condition. 60” round table & bench $30. 2 arm chair with cushions $12. 1 side table $5. chaise lounge with cushion $15. Matching umbrella with stand $15. call after 6 pm. 570-474-5905

BEDROOM SUITE. Beautiful 3 piece birch queen size. Unusual modern design boasts headboard with two large cabinets, integrated night stands with pull out shelves, large mirror & large 8 drawer dresser with mirror. A must see at $700. 570-814-4835

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

601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre

744

WEST WYOMING FLEA MARKET OPEN SPACE YEAR ROUND AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT ACRES OF PARKING

OUTSIDE SPACES - $10 Saturday 10am-2pm Sunday 8am-4pm

748 Good Things To Eat FRESH FRUITS & VEGETABLES DELIVERED TO YOUR DOOR. SIGN UP NOW

C.S.A. www.hails familyfarm.com 570-721-1144

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 750

Jewelry

JACK IS PAYING TOP DOLLAR !!!!! for gold and sil-

ver, diamonds, platinum, watches. Also buying scrap jewelry. Cash on the spot!!!!! We make house calls. 328-3428, 855-7197 or visit us 134 Route 11 Larksville, Pa

Medical Equipment

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Walker, seated, great condition, $200. negotiable. Cane: $30; Foot Spa $20. Call 570-735-2867

Pride Mobility

Recliner / Lift Chair. Excellent condition. $400 firm. Call 570-696-2208 between 9am-8pm

SCOOTER: LIKE NEW.

Indoor - Outdoor. $800. Neg. HOSPITAL BED: Electric. Like new. $400. Negotiable. Call 570-735-2867

To place your ad call...829-7130 758 Miscellaneous WANTED ALL JUNK CARS & TRUCKS

HEAVY EQUIPMENT DUMPTRUCKS BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

FOOD SLICER New Heavy Duty 10” Commercial Restaurant/Home 240W /110V electric meat deli food slicer $250. 562-1801 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Clothes, boat, motors, appliances. Call 570-606-8438 or 570-793-4351 GAS TANKS LP propane 100 lbs full and spAce heaters $450. neg. 570-301-3801

570-301-3602

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

CA$H

ON THE

$POT,

Free Anytime Pickup 570-301-3602

AQUARIUM 90 gallon beautiful wood canopy & base, all glass, black frame. It is pre-drilled with the MegaFlow™ Overflow System. to connect to your wet dry filter. Also a 125 gallon All-Glass Aquarium brand in a black frame. The approximate size of the aquarium is 72” W x 18” D x 22” H. $350. Make an offer for either or both aquariums. Dallas. (W) 570-200-1340 (H) 570-675-5292 COLORING BOOKS. Large 17” x 22”. “The Triumph of Christ”, 26 for $3.25 each, or $50 or best offer for all. 570-693-1918 COMPOST BIN Wood, painted red. Free. 675-3890

Musical Instruments

PIANO, upright with bench in excellent condition, $600. 570.240.3552

766

Office Equipment

COMPUTER DESK with 3 drawers. Free. 696-4159

770

Photo Equipment

NIKON D3100 Excellent condition. 18-55 mm lens, 50 mm manual lens, plus filters, grip, battery/charger, & more. Asking $600 obo. 570-362-2568.

776 Sporting Goods GOLF CLUBS 1 set of ben Hogan golf irons, graphite shaft. BH model. Very good shape $50. 570-655-3512 SCOOTER 2002 Golden Tech, 3 wheels, runs good. $100. Call 655-1070

784

PAINT SPRAYER with gun extension, 2 extension ladders, drop cloths, 4’ ladder, lights, extension pole & more. Call for price 570-262-0708

557 KITCHEN FOR SALE 10’ x 10’. Oak cabinets, island, countertops, all appliances, and hutch. $2,000 for all, OBO. Will separate. 570-868-8374 SEATS Set of tan leather 3rd row, for 2003 Escalade. Like New. Asking $600. Call 570-592-8218

Line up a place to live in classified! TANNING BED Full size, like new, excellent condition $800. 332-4869

WHEELS Toyota Scion 16” steel 5 lug 4 total, brand new. $100. 570-287-1642

762

Musical Instruments

PIANO Roland, black, excellent condition, plays violin, xylophone, organ, etc. $500. 570-262-0979 PIANO Wurlitzer 42” console, French Provincial style, beautiful brown cherry finish, excellent condition, $350. 570-574-3750

784

Project/ Program Management

Tools

SCAFFOLD. Rolling, folding. 8’ High 6’ long, 2’ wide. Excellent condition. $400 570-735-5290

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TILLER Craftsman 5 H.P Front Tine. $150 570-735-5274

786 Toys & Games PLAY HOUSE Large childrens Step 2 play house with sink. Multiple windows & a door that opens & closes. Nice condition. Must sell. Asking $35. 570-578-0759

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

Tools

LASER GUIDE Retrofit for most 10” miter saws, works great! $8. 696-1267

PIPE. All size pipe and straight taps. Also drill bits. $1-$10 570-735-5290

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

762

Carol is paying

TOP DOLLAR

For your gold and silver, gold and silver coins, rings, bracelets, scrap jewelry Guaranteed highest prices paid. Also Makes Housecalls 570-855-7197

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557

Project/ Program Management

Junior Achievement of Northeastern PA, Inc. Junior Achievement of Northeastern Pennsylvania is currently seeking to fill the position of Capstone Manager to plan and oversee all aspects of capstone programs, including JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Bachelor’s degree in education preferred, people-oriented, selfstarter with the ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for long periods of time are required. Email cover letter, resume and salary requirements to mturlip@janepa.org. No phone calls please. EOE

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Other

551

Other

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

Employment applications can be obtained at:

Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc. 2211 Memorial Hwy. Dallas, PA 18612


VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: WANTED ALL JUNK CARS, TRUCKS &

845

Pet Supplies

DOG IGLOO dog house for larger size dog in good condition $20. 735 6638

PET RAMP Indoor light weight, sturdy foam ramp, 2 multipositional sections, non slip surface, holds over 250lb. Great for arthritic pets. Paid $150. Asking $65. 570-578-0759

EQUIPMENT BULLDOZERS BACKHOES

Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

288-8995

800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

KITTENS free to a good home. 2 sisters, Trixie & Pixie. Short haired. 570-472-1646

815

raised. 3 males left. First shots/ dewormed. Ready to Go! $400. 570-417-1192

ROTTWEILER

1 year old. AKC Registered. $500. Call 570-704-8134

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Pure Bred & Mixes $400 and up 570-250-9690

YELLOW LABRADOR PUPPIES

906 Homes for Sale

SWOYERSVILLE

WEST WYOMING

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.

BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland

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

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

PLAINS

Birchwood hills, 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story family room with fireplace, finished basement, built in pool, $399,900 (570)824-2471

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

HDI METALS

39 S. Prospect St. Nanticoke PA • 570-735-1487 GOLD - SILVER COINS - JEWELRY Buying Daily 11AM - 6PM No nonsense guarantee We will beat any competitors advertised price by up to 20%

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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WYOMING

DOUBLE BLOCK

Easily converts to single home. New roof, electric, windows & 2 car garage. Remodeled. 66 x 100 feet, fenced lot, $140,000. 570-693-2408

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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Income & Commercial Properties

NANTICOKE

4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 unit apartment buildings. Fully occupied. City license and occupancy permits issued. Very well maintained. Some have new windows, roofs, coinop washer/dryer. 570-736-3125

912 Lots & Acreage

WATERFRONT LAND LIQUIDATION!

March 31st! 7 acres – 400 ft Riverfront $69,900 Cooperstown, NY! Nice woods, gorgeous setting! $5,000 off for cash! Free kayak! Call now! (888) 793-7762 www.NewYorkLandandLakes.com

915 Manufactured Homes

EAST MOUNTAIN RIDGE

(Formerly Pocono Park) and San Souci Park. Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

HUNLOCK CREEK

Very nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath double wide in quiet country setting. $20,000. Financing available Call 717-439-7716

JENKINS TWP. OUIET COVE

TRAILER PARK Double wide 24’ x 40’,3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, off-street parking, $26,000 Call 570-655-6740

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

BEAR CREEK

Home 48 hours EVERY Week Houff is hiring company drivers and OwnerOperators to work out of Hazleton Pa. Work 5 days and off 48 hours weekly. Service area from PA to NC doing pickup & delivery, drop & hook, and terminal-to-terminal runs. Full company benefit package. Company driver average $1250 weekly & Owner-Operator average $4000 gross weekly. HOUFF TRANSFER is well known for outstanding customer service, safety, and reliability. Requires 5+ years experience, safe driving record, and Hazmat within 60 days. Lease equipment ideally should be 5 yrs old or newer.

Info Ed Miller @ 877-234-9233 • 540-234-9233 Apply www.houff.com

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Available April 1 New 3 room apartment. All utilities included except electric. No smoking & no pets. $650 + security and references. Furnished or unfurnished. Call 570-954-1200

EXETER

1 BEDROOM. $450. Newly remodeled, off street parking. 570-602-0758

EXETER

First floor, 1 bedroom. Freshly painted, washer/dryer hook-up. $425/ month + utilities. Security required. NO PETS. 570-477-6018 leave message.

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON

E.Light, WALNUT ST. bright, 1st

FORTY FORT

Coming Attractions America Realty Rentals

Available 30, 60 +/- days. Redone efficiency, 1 bedrooms, some with gas fireplaces, with appliances, laundry. Managed Services! $500 + utilities and up! MUST PROVIDE: EMPLOYMENT/ APPLICATION VERIFICATION/ NO PETS OR SMOKING. 2 YEAR LEASES.

288-1422

HARDING

Renovated 1st floor, 2 bedroom apartment. New carpeting and paint. Fridge & stove. Water Included. $600 + security & utilities. Call 570-240-6620 or 570-388-6503

KINGSTON

2 bedroom. $685/ month. Includes gas heat. Security & references required No pets. Call 570-288-4200

KINGSTON

941

Tractor-Trailer Drivers

941

2 bedroom. Newly renovated. Oak floors. Gas stove. Refrigerator. Washer/dryer hookup. Bath with shower. 3 paddle fans. $575 plus gas, electric & water. No Pets. References required. Call 570-407-3991

floor, 2 bedrooms, elevator, carpeted, security system. Garage. Extra storage & cable TV included. Laundry facilities. Air Conditioned. Fine neighborhood. Convenient to bus & stores. No pets. References. Security. Lease. No smokers please. $765 + utilities. Call. 570-287-0900

MOUNTAIN TOP

Centrally located 1st floor, 1 bedroom apartment. Basement washer / dryer hookup. Kitchen includes fridge, range and microwave. Offstreet parking, back yard. No pets. $500 + security & utilities. 570-474-0388 570-417-8751

NANTICOKE

1st floor. 1 bedroom. ALL UTILITIES INCLUDED! Off street parking. Fresh paint. NO PETS $525 + security 570-477-6018 leave message

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PARSONS SECTION 46 Govier St. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom, W/D hookup, fridge & stove. Off street parking water included. freshly painted $525/mo + utilities, lease & security No pets. 570-328-1875

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PITTSTON

Completely remodeled, modern 1 bedroom apt. Lots of closet space, with new tile floor & carpets. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer/dryer hook up. Oil heat, nice yard & neighborhood. No pets. $575/month includes water & sewer. 570-479-6722

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Modern, nice, clean. Fresh paint, new carpet. 3 bedrooms (1 small) living room, kitchen, bath, & laundry room. $575, includes sewer. No pets. 570-344-3608

2nd floor, 1 bedroom, 1.5 baths, refrigerator, stove & microwave. washer/dryer, off-street parking, no pets, $750/month, utilities and wi-fi included. No smoking. Available May 1st. 570-905-6865

WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 5 rooms,

wall-to-wall carpeting, window dressings, stove, refrigerator, & garbage disposal. Washer/ dryer hookup, offstreet parking. No pets, no smoking. $650/month + security. Heat, water & sewer included. Call 570-574-1143

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425 West 8th Street New 1st floor 2 bedroom with off street parking, washer/ dryer hook up, stove included. No pets. $550/mo + security. Sewer & garbage included, other utilities by tenant. 570-760-0458

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518 N. Main St. Approximately 1000 sq. ft. Large glass storefront, formerly used as floral shop. Priced right at $350/mo., water incl. Tenant pays gas & electric 570-814-1356

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bedroom, 1 bath, living dining room & eat in kitchen. Appliances, washer/dryer hook up. Off street parking. Water, sewer & recyclables included. Security, references & credit check. No pets. 570-824-3223

KINGSTON

25 1/2 Penn St. 1/2 Double, 2 bedroom. Newly remodeled. Gas Heat. Washer & dryer hookup, yard, parking. Section 8 Not Approved. No pets. $550 + utilities. 570-714-1530

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on quiet street; kitchen with range, refrigerator; 1st floor laundry; storage space; off street parking; credit check, lease, and security; $660 month; call 570-575-9936

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Beautiful half double in great neighborhood. 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, newly remodeled. W/D hookup, new kitchen with stove, dishwasher, microwave and fridge included. Hardwood floors and new carpet. Detached garage and gas heat. $750/mo + utilities and security deposit. Call Scott 725-2431 - Ext 137

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KINGSTON

PRISTINE & SPACIOUS 3 bedrooms, 1.5

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KINGSTON Sprague Ave.

2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1st floor duplex, New w/w carpeting & hardwood floors. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hookup, basement storage. Reduced! $540/month + utilities, security, lease & NO PETS. 570-793-6294

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

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DUPONT

7 room house with 3 bedrooms, 1 full tile bath. Large kitchen with beautiful oak cabinets. Brand new stove, carpeting, flooring, draperies & windows. Washer/dryer hook up on 1st floor. Single car detached garage. Large yard. Gas heat. Pets OK, no smoking. $900/ month, + utilities & security. Close to airport, I81 & casino. 570-762-8265

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2 small bedrooms, all appliances, security & 1st. Available 4/1. NO PETS. 570-762-6792

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Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms $900 + electric only

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One 3 bedroom $700 One 3 Bedroom $625 One 2 bedroom $585 Plus all utilities References & security. No pets. 570-766-1881

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3 bedroom, 1.5 baths. Gas heat. Carpeted. Off street parking. $800 + utilities & security. Call 570-430-7901 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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A-1 1 ABLE CHIMNEY Rebuild & Repair Chimneys. All types of Masonry. Liners Installed, Brick & Block, Roofs & Gutters. Licensed & Insured 570-735-2257

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Concrete & Masonry

Williams & Franks Inc Masonry ContracContractors. tors Chimney, stucco, concrete, and stonework. Clean outs and hauling service. 570-466-2916

1093

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1183

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