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What celebrity would you most like to spend the day with?

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“Nancy Reagan so we could talk about Ronnie all day, or Shannyn Sossamon because I have a girl crush on her.”

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“Dave Grohl.”

“Jason Statham. I’ve already got the girl, I just need to learn how to fight and be badass.”

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“Ryan Gosling — clothing optional.”

Letter from the editor I t’s official: I’ve been a full-time member of the Weekender staff for more than a year now. To be honest, it feels like I’ve been here much longer — in a good way. I’ve been in the very special position of not only getting to know NEPA in an intimate and detailed way, but also of becoming part of a work environment that feels more like a family. There are about a million things I love about my job and the people I get to work with and interview (literally a million — I counted), but one of my favorites is experiencing, firsthand, all of the entertainment and activities NEPA has to offer. When I was welcomed aboard in 2011, it was just in time for the annual Mayday Music Festival in Kirby Park. For

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“Justin Timberlake.”

me personally, it seems poignant that I had the opportunity to work on this week’s cover story on the event because it marked such an important milestone in my career and my life. This year is also an important milestone for the Mayday Festival; not only has it expanded to cover two days over Memorial Day weekend, its organizers have decided to donate its proceeds to two worthy causes. To find out more about it, check out pgs. 14-15. And as long as we’re talking about memorable events, I would be remiss not to mention the location of my first concert ever, Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton. It had a different name back then, but the feeling of summer-concert season is still the same. The Dave Matthews Band will be there on Memorial Day, and we’ve got an interview with opener Carolina Chocolate Drops on p. 16. Oh, and my first live show was 98 Degrees and Monica, but try not to hold that against me. -- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

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SLAINTE SOUNDS Underground Saints and Farley will perform several shows in Ireland, including sets in Scranton’s sister city of Ballina at the Ballina Salmon Festival, which will be held July 8-15 and annually draws more than 200,000 people. Filmmaker Mark Dennebaum and crew of Scranton-based TwentyFiveEight Productions will also make the trip to capture the experience for an upcoming documentary film. A press release stated both bands will add two new songs to the project. Underground Saints — John Smith, Mark Kiesinger, A.J. Jump and Pat Flynn — released its debut album “Broken Machines” in 2010 and plan to return to the studio soon. Farley — led by former Panacea frontman Tim Farley and featuring, on the Irish trip, Pat Finnerty, Flynn, Kiesinger and Jump — released its debut EP “A Good Problem To Have” last year and is currently working on its first full-length. ALMOST MISS KILDARE Alisha Walker, a Marywood University student who lives in Dunmore, won the final local round of the Miss Kildare’s contest at Kildare’s Irish Pub (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). Walker will go on to the finals Thursday, May 24 at Kildare’s in the Manayunk section of Philadelphia (4417 Main St., Manayunk). “All throughout my upbringing, I’ve been trying to do the modeling thing, and it’s really tough because I’m from a really small area,” the Waverly, N.Y., native told the Weekender Monday. “I go to Kildare’s every weekend and saw the flyers, and I thought it would be a great opportunity for a starting point.” She is up against Miss Kildare’s finalists from the West Chester, Manayunk, Newark, N.J., and Columbus, Ohio, locations. Should Walker, who is studying sports nutrition and exercise science at Marywood win, she’ll get a trip to Cancun and will be the face of Kildare’s for a year in its advertisements. END OF ANOTHER ERA The Vintage Theater will be vacating its current location (119 Penn Ave., Scranton) and seeking a new permanent home. In a

Dunmore’s Alisha Walker is a finalist for the Miss Kildare’s contest. press release issued this week, Conor O’Brien, the theater’s co-founder and programming director, said that the change is “due to circumstances beyond our control.” “As we look for our new home, upcoming events may be moved to other locations,” he continued. “Anyone who is interested in helping us through this transition is encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. We thank you so much for your support as we continue to move onward and upward!” The First Friday event June 1 featuring the one-night-only exhibit “Locals” by artist Sam Barrese will be the last event held at the current locale. GET REGATTA READY The Lackawanna River Corridor Association (LRCA) is reviving The Lackawanna River Regatta as part of its 25th anniversary celebration at RiverFest 2012 on Saturday, June 9. Launch time is at 3 p.m. Registration and/or pre-registration required and there is no fee. For registration form and watercraft specifications, visit lrca.org. On-site registration is 1:30-2:30 p.m. in the LRCA Information Tent. FIRE UP THE ARTS The 3rd Annual “Arts on

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s a musical performer, whether it’s a band or DJ, duo or acoustic, the performance venues generally end up being bars and clubs — that’s just the way it is. Of course, those settings have their place in the grand scheme of the localentertainment scene, but the annual Mayday Music Festival in Kirby Park has also been offering up a fresh-air opportunity for the public’s listening pleasure. “It’s different in that I’m not playing to a room full of drunk people, trying to make them sleep with each other

or whatever,” said DJ Nick Spaceman, laughing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. But the Mayday experience, which is organized by members of Sector One Entertainment and is free and open to all ages, is a different one for the musical performers. The musical roster includes everything from dubstep to folk — and even disco. There will also be an assortment of vendors along with dancers and other forms of entertainment at the two-day excursion, happening Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27.

“You might walk to one stage and be like, ‘Nah, I’m not really into that.’ But you might walk to another one and be like, ‘Oh, this is a lot of fun,’” said Gaje, a DJ and member of the Mayday planning committee. “Some people sometimes get stuck

at one stage and forget there’s an entire park.” To check out Nick Spaceman’s set, mosey over to the Freedom Stage on Saturday. “There’s obviously a hiphop area and a drum-bass area, and we’re kind of nongenre-specific types over on

his will be the fifth year Mayday takes the park by storm and the first time it’s spanning two days. “We just wanted to kind of keep growing and not limit ourselves,” Gaje said. “A lot of people were like, ‘Well, we already have plans on Sunday,’ because it’s Memorial Day weekend, people have barbecues. So we were like, ‘If you can’t make it Sunday, now you can make it Saturday.’” The added day also means a more wide and varied entertainment schedule. “Previous years, we had to turn down a lot of performers because we didn’t have enough time for them,” said DJ Hersh, another committee member. Every year prior, proceeds from the event have been donated to Soldiers’ Angels, a volunteer-led nonprofit that provides aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marines, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, veterans and their families. This time around, Soldiers’ Angels won’t be the only beneficiary. “We’re (also) doing men

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play with with any kind of regularity.” Mayday’s organizers are hoping to keep up the momentum. “If it turns into a huge festival that we could get a major sponsor, that would be kind of the ultimate thing,” Gaje said. “We’re just a bunch of kids — well, that’s how we started, and now we’re getting a little bit more professional, and people are kind of starting to see, ‘OK, they’re not just a bunch of kids throwing an event. They’re actually legitimate.’ So we’re hoping for bigger sponsorships which will allow us to pay for bigger acts.” W

MAYDAY 5: Sat., May 26-Sun., May 27, noon-10 p.m., Kirby Park (40 E. Market St., Kingston). Free, all ages. Rain or shine. Benefits Soldiers’ Angels, men and women of Armed Forces and their families. For times/full schedule, visit maydaymusicfest.com or p. 53 of this issue.

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has the legitimacy of the event. The official amount raised in 2011 was $3,543 — a hefty increase from the first year, where “I think we gave (Soldiers’ Angels) like 50 bucks or something,” said Gaje. “This is the first year we’re officially a business, as an LLC,” said Gaje of Sector One. “And the previous years, we would just kind of plan it a couple months before. Now it’s turned into: We meet every week all year long.” The work doesn’t end there. The days of the event are also a full-time commitment for the committee; the entertainment doesn’t start until noon, but set-up begins around 7 a.m. “This year, it’s going to be even harder because we not only have to set everything up on Saturday morning, but then Saturday night we have to tear it down and then reset back up on Sunday,” Gaje explained. All of that work is on a volunteer basis. “We definitely love what we do, and nothing like this happens in this area,” Gaje shared. “There’s a lot of really talented musical people in this area, and so it gives them a chance to be outside, first of all, and it’s an all-ages event. Most of the time we DJ, it’s in a bar, so you can’t get the kids out FAMILY and stuff. Now it’s kind of everybody can come.” MATTERS Still, what’s the payoff for s the length and the musicians who are donatscope of Mayday ing their time and talents? has grown, so has “It’s kind of like a family the number of acts on the reunion,” said Nick Spaceschedule. In the beginning, man, whose upcoming there were three stages and performance this year will maybe 15 performers. Fast forward to this weekend, and be his fourth. “Honestly, it’s the most fun day of the there will be six stages and more than 75 acts, according year in Wilkes-Barre. It’s a day where I get to hang to Hersh. out with all my DJ friends, With each year, the donations have gone up, and so a lot of whom I don’t get to

and women of armed forces, because one of our crew members belongs to the 109th, the armory,” Gaje said. “They help us out every year, and they donate tents, and they give us stuff, and it wasn’t really right of us to have them help us and not donate anything back to them. So we’re going to kind of spread the money out.” Sgt. James “Randy” Conley, a member of Sector One who acts as the group’s military representative, is the one who secured the partnership between Sector One and the 109th Field Artillery at the Kingston Armory. “They actually had the first Mayday when I was overseas,” shared Conley, whose home unit is the armory. “So when I came home, I knew pretty much all of Sector One from DJing and everything, but once I heard that they were doing this, I immediately got on board with them.” He noted that since there is a deployment coming up, the proceeds will most likely go to the Family Readiness Group, a command-sponsored organization of family members, volunteers and soldiers of a unit that engage in mutual support, assistance and communication. One way of doing this, as Conley shared, is by providing care packages to soldiers overseas.


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ne might wonder if the Carolina Chocolate Drops felt more pressure or had more distractions in making its newest album “Leaving Eden,” which was released in February, than on any of its previous albums. After all, “Leaving Eden” was the first CD the group made since winning a Grammy in 2011 for Best Traditional Folk Album for 2010’s “Genuine Negro Jig.” Certainly there is more awareness of the group and its updated take on the string-band style of music played by African-American musicians beginning in the midto-late 1800s. With an honor like a Grammy comes the kind of notoriety that can create expectations. But Rhiannon Giddens, who sings and plays fiddle and banjo in the group, said the side effects of the Grammy had no impact on the making of “Leaving Eden.” Instead, in the lead-up up to the recording sessions with producer Buddy Miller, the Carolina Chocolate Drops were too busy figuring out how to be a band all over again to worry about any outside issues. “It was more like we have to find a new band lineup, and we

have to record a new CD,” Giddens said. “Let’s (make) this good. That’s what we were focusing on.” The reason a phrase like “finding a new band lineup” was in Giddens’ vocabulary was because fiddle player Justin Robinson had bowed out of the band in February, having grown weary of the group’s busy touring life. Giddens and the other founding member of the group, guitarist/multi-instrumentalist/singer Dom Flemons, were heading into the new CD still working out how Robinson’s replacement, multiinstrumentalist Hubby Jenkins, was going to fit in and how the three musicians would work together. By the time the group, which will open for the Dave Matthews Band at Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Monday, May 28, started recording, an advantage to having a different third member was becoming apparent. “I think we felt a bit more freedom on this one because we were kind of cut loose from the past a bit because we didn’t have a history with this new lineup,” Giddens said. “So it was like kind of freeing in a way. We could kind of take this album where we wanted, and we didn’t really have a thought for the album … We were just like, ‘Let’s see where it leads us.’ That was kind of free-

“We didn’t really have a thought for the album … We were just like, ‘Let’s see where it leads us.’” Rhiannon Giddens of Carolina Chocolate Drops

ing in terms of we weren’t really framed by the stuff we had done for the last six years.” The completed CD suggests that Giddens, Fleming and Jenkins found a strong chemistry in the studio. “Leaving Eden” continues the group’s tradition of making spirited music that honors the rich history of the stringband form, but has more than enough of a modern attitude (as well as some contemporary musical touches) to keep the songs from sounding like relics from the past. This sort of entertaining, highquality music has become a habit for the Carolina Chocolate Drops during its existence. Fleming, Giddens and Robinson came together after they met at the Black Banjo Gathering in Boone, N.C., in 2005 — an event that brought together a small group of musicians that had crossed paths online through a Yahoo group, Black Banjo: Then and Now. As Carolina Chocolate Drops built a live following through extensive touring, the group has released a steady string of CDs, and with “Leaving Eden” now available, the group has returned to its busy touring schedule this spring, sharing its lively brand of music with fans old and new one show at a time. Giddens said the group’s song selection varies depending on the setting and audience of each show, but she promised a mix of material from across the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ career. “We don’t really tailor it too much to specific shows. We just play whatever we’re feeling at the moment,” she shared. “There’s stuff that we play all the time, and then there’s stuff that we play in the moment, and it might stay (in the set) or it might not. Other than if it’s a stand-up crowd, we’ll play faster things, and if it’s not, then we’ll play some more slower things.” W Dave Matthews Band / Carolina Chocolate Drops, Mon., May 28, 7 p.m., Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton). $53.35-$89.90, via LiveNation.com, box office. Info: carolinachocolatedrops.com


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Use of mobile phones during the flight is strictly prohibited.” If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you’ve heard that phrase or something like it. The world over, travelers have been forced to sit down, shut up and not use the one device they can’t stand to be parted from — their phones. There’s a reason for the rule, of course. While it’s highly unlikely any given electronic device will interfere with an aircraft’s systems, there are so many new devices emitting so many different types of radio signals it’s impossible to rule out the possibility that some day, somewhere, someone’s iPhone will ruin everyone’s day.

And despite comprehensive testing that indicates it’s very difficult for a mobile device to cause problems on a modern aircraft, they have been implicated in several cases where aircraft experienced guidance issues. Even so, there doesn’t appear to have been any documented instance when a single device has conclusively caused issues for an aircraft. The FAA and other governing agencies have opted (wisely, I feel) to take a better-safe-thansorry approach and have banned the use of mobile phones in flight. When you have a 200-ton aluminum tube crammed with people hurtling through the air at 550 mph, caution is probably

Be careful what you wish for: Being able to use cell phones could make a long flight much more painful. warranted. Nonetheless, the exigencies of modern life have begun to override caution. For years, passengers have been able to place calls from aircraft using the Airfone system — that service was largely discontinued a few years ago, likely due to the fact that placing a five-minute call could double your fare. Several airlines have begun to allow fliers to use Wi-Fi service and send SMS messages in flight, albeit with limited bandwidth. Now Virgin Atlantic has upped

the ante and is allowing cellphone calls while in flight, for what they claim to be a normal “roaming” rate. The phones won’t connect to normal cellular towers; rather, equipment on the aircraft will provide access to the cellular network via a service called AeroMobile. They aren’t the first: As early as 2008, Emirates airline, based in the United Arab Emirates, was using the same service. Don’t start booking flights just yet — you won’t be able to place calls while you’re within 250

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The Great Party will celebrate the release of its self-titled debut EP at The Bog in Scranton Saturday. everyone filling in their two cents obviously we don’t have the work cus, but we went to make it a party, we’re going to decorate done to do that just yet.” for songs that we’re writing,” and just have all sorts of stuff to The bassist indicated that the Mang added, sharing that the make it an all-around good expeband plans to throw, well, a great quintet has many more songs rience.” party for its EP-release show, than just the six on the EP and W including giveaways like free that fans will hear a lot of them fake mustaches with every purat Saturday’s show. “There’s no other band playing, chase, T-shirts and “other stuff The Great Party EP-release that’ll just be a surprise.” and that gives you some indicashow, Sat., May 26, 10 p.m., “We want to make the atmotion of how much material we The Bog (341 Adams Ave., sphere really, really fun, laidback, have,” Mang said. “It’s all origiScranton). 21+, $5 cover. Info: just have everyone come and nal, it’s not covers or anything facebook.com/TheGreatPartylike that. We have enough materi- have a good time, not just make Music, thegreatpartymusicpeople come to just listen to al where we can actually put out .bandcamp.com another full-length, like, now, but music,” he said. “That’s the fo-

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71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - Adam Lambert / Neon Hitch / The Cab: May 25, 7:30 p.m., $44.95-$71.55 - Tony Bennett: June 2, 8 p.m., $70$126 - NEPA Philharmonic Tribute to Benny Goodman: June 9, 8 p.m., $35.50$73.45 - Zappa Plays Zappa: June 28, 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$75 - Jim Gaffigan: July 26, 7 p.m., $47.50$58.25 - Celtic Thunder: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., $65-$75 - Straight No Chaser: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $36.45-$46.70 - Joan Rivers: April 27, 8 p.m., $39-$47

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JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton 570.454.5451 ptpashows.org - Bruce in the U.S.A.: June 8, 8 p.m. Bruce Springsteen tribute concert. Proceeds benefit Ferrara Center. Cash bar, beverages, snacks, desserts. $22.

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740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. - I Am the Avalanche / Patterns / Halfling / Shorthand: June 9, 7:30 p.m. - Ceremony / Tigers Jaw / United Youth / Screaming Females: June 11, 8 p.m., $10, all-ages

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524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Horse / Tile: May 26, 7 p.m., $5 - This Good Robot / Refuse the Conformity / Twisting Life, more: June 1, 6 p.m., $10 - Survay Says: June 6, 6 p.m., $8 - David Bromberg: June 8, 8 p.m., $35-$45 - Marshall Tucker Band: June 9, 8:30 p.m., $15-$25 - Mayweather: June 19, 6 p.m., $8 - Hot Tuna Electric / Steve Kimock: June 28, 8 p.m., $25-$40 - Halestorm / New Medicine / Emphatic: June 30, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $17 day of - ALO: July 21, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $17 day of - 311 / Slightly Stoopid (Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond): July 31, 7 p.m., $49.50 - Kenny Vance and the Planotones: Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $35-$45


1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton - Dave Matthews Band: May 28, 7 p.m., $53.35-$89.90 - ZZ Top / 3 Doors Down / The Ben Miller Band: May 30, 7 p.m., $40 - Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town / Thomas Rhett: July 7, 7:30 p.m., $36.50-$60.10 - Vans Warped Tour ft. Taking Back Sunday / New Found Glory / Motionless In White, more: July 18, noon, $37.50 - Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival ft. Motorhead / Slayer / Slipknot / As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada / Asking Alexandria, more: Aug. 4, $42-$74.50 - The Peach Festival ft. Allman Brothers Band / Zac Brown Band / Tedeschi Trucks Band / Warren Haynes Band / O.A.R. / Cabinet / Miz, more: Aug. 10-12, $99-$225 - Chicago / The Doobie Brothers: Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m., $82-$92 - Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 18, 7 p.m., $50.85-$185

UNDER THE STARS SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

Wells Fargo Amphitheatre at Misericordia University, Dallas. Phone: 570.674.6719 www.misericordia.edu/theartsandmore - Neil Sedaka: July 27, 8 p.m. Tables of 6/$420, amphitheater tickets/$45, lawn seats/$30. - Jazz in July concert fea Midiri Brothers Septet: July 9, 8 p.m. Tables of 6/$120, amphitheater tickets/$15, lawn seats/$8.

VINTAGE THEATER

119 Penn Ave., Scranton 570.589.0271 - Terror on The Screen / Eye On Attraction / Down A Lifetime / Small

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3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Thrice: May 25, 8 p.m. - Danzig: June 7, 8 p.m. - The Cult: June 10, 8 p.m. - Subculture Music Fest feat. Dirtyphonics / Claude Von Stroke / Eskmo / Justin Martin / DJ Dara and more: June 15, 8 p.m., June 16, 6 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - The Polyphonic Spree: May 25, 7 p.m. - Apocalyptour: June 5, 6:30 p.m. - Queen Extravaganza: June 7, 7 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Steve Winwood: May 30, 8 p.m. - Timothy B. Schmit: May 31, 7:30 p.m. - Trombone Shorty / Orleans Avenue: June 2, 8 p.m. - Victor Wooten: June 8, 8 p.m.

MANN CENTER

52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia Phone: 215.893.1999 - Il Divo: June 9, 8 p.m. - Reggae Festival ft. Jimmy Cliff / Beres Hammond: June 10, TIMES VARY

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Starkid: June 5, 7:30 p.m. - Crosby, Stills and Nash: June 7, 8 p.m.

- The Dandy Warhols: May 30, 8 p.m. - Styles P / The Jets / Smoke DZA, more: June 1, 8 p.m. - The Bouncing Souls / Cheap Girls / Static Radio: June 8, 7:30 p.m. - Sithis / Holliana Krucifex / Jet White / The Classics: June 9, 12:30 p.m.

SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - One Direction: May 28, 7:30 p.m. - Nicki Minaj / T-Pain / B.O.B. / Diggy Simmons, more: June 1, 5:45 p.m. - Drake: June 9, 7:30 p.m. - Radiohead: June 13, 7:30 p.m. - Beach Boys: June 16, 8 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

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- Il Divo: May 29-31, 8 p.m.

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem Phone: - Flogging Molly: May 24, 8 p.m. - Melissa Etheridge: May 26, 8 p.m. - Paul Anka: May 27, 8 p.m. - Gavin DeGraw / Colbie Caillat: June 5, 7 p.m. - Michael Bolton: June 6, 7 p.m. - Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo: June 8, 8 p.m.

BEACON THEATER

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - Rhapsody of Fire: May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Adam Lambert will return to the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m. In June 2010, Lambert kicked off his first headlining tour at the Kirby Center with a sold-out crowd.

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - Aaron Carter / Ryan Cabrera / Greg Raposo: May 31, 5 p.m. - Taproot / Charm City Devils: June 2, 7 p.m. - Jim Breuer: June 8, 8 p.m. - Our Last Night / Crown the Empire / Set It Off / Palisades / Lions Lions: June 20, 4 p.m. - Electric Glow Festival: June 22, 8 p.m.

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2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - Steve Winwood / Bobby Long: May 23, 8 p.m. - One Direction: May 26, 3 & 8 p.m.

Presented by 98.5 KRZ, the show will also feature Neon Hitch and The Cab. Lambert’s debut studio album, “For Your Entertainment,” reached No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and his second album, “Trespassing,” was released earlier this month.

BETHEL WOODS CENTER

Bethel NY www.bethelwoodscenter.org - Navah Perlman: June 9, 7:30 p.m. - Lady Antebellum / Darius Rucker / Thompson Square: June 13, 7 p.m. - Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band: June 16, 8 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - The Early November / The Wonder Years, more: May 23, 6 p.m. - Dylan Fest (Celebration of Bob

Dylan): May 24-25, 8 p.m. - Chino y Nacho: May 26, 7 p.m. - Future / Pusha-T: June 4, 8 p.m. - The Dandy Warhols: June 5, 7 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Steve Winwood: May 25, 9 p.m. - Pitbull: May 25, 9 p.m. SOLD OUT - Alesso: May 25, 10 p.m. - Afrojack: May 26, 10 p.m. - Fedde Le Grand: May 28, 10 p.m.

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Liverpool’s Anathema may have started out with doom metal, but over the years the band’s music has slowly but surely evolved into a unique blend of Goth-tinged progressive rock. The group’s latest offering, the curiously (yet, somewhat aptly) named “Weather Systems” is another step further into that arena, and one of Anathema’s best albums to date. The theme of all nine songs on “Weather Systems” revolve around the range of emotions people feel when confronted with the realities of life and death.

While certainly not the most enjoyable subject, the multilayered music on the album fits this theme well, setting a tone and drawing emotion from the listener. The two-part opener “Untouchable” features male and female vocal leads from Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Helen Douglas, and the addition of numerous string arrangements and electronics to guitar, bass and drums adds even more depth to the already complex sound. “Lightning Song” also makes use of Douglas’ vocals, delivered in a

Rufus Wainwright “Out of the Game” Rating: W W W

Rufus returns to pop Finally, Rufus Wainwright returns to pop. Since 2007’s “Release the Stars,” Wainwright has written an opera (“Prima Donna”), released a ponderous album of Shakespeare sonnets turned into songs (“All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu”) and re-created, lovingly, Judy Garland’s “Live at Carnegie Hall” set.

clear, sharp fashion and guiding the song to its eventual dramatic climax. “Sunlight” is another standout, again with energy building throughout the track, but never overwhelming or pushing the listener away. That style tends to be typical and continues throughout the album, ending with drama and ambience on “Internal Landscapes.” While “Weather Systems” is definitely not the type of album that one would play in the background while entertaining some friends, fans of bold, powerful, complex music will definitely want to check it out. It’s refreshing to hear an album that is a complete composition as opposed to just a collection of songs, and Anathema has done that with absolute brilliance on this album. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

For “Out of the Game,” Wainwright drafted producer Mark Ronson, who in turn brought in The Dap-Kings, the r&b band he borrowed from Sharon Jones for Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black.” They crafted a ’70s FM sound inspired by Elton John, “Young Americans”-era David Bowie and Steely Dan. It’s sometimes extravagant (“Welcome to the Ball”), sometimes languorous (“Respectable Dive”) and mercifully free of pretension (almost — the overly complicated melody of “Montauk” falls flat). It’s good to have Wainwright back in the pop game: Like his father, Loudon Wainwright III, he’s witty and pointed; like his mother, the late Kate McGarrigle, he’s emotionally forthright and nuanced. He doesn’t shy from ambition, but these sophisticated pop productions suit his sly, often cynical, songs well. -- Steve Klinge Weekender Wire Services

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A mixed bag of covers After listening to the latest release from Norwegian rock band Ulver, it is difficult to pinpoint exactly what this band is. Although its music typically has a psychedelic and eerie feel, the band’s latest release is a bit of a mixed bag. Ulver — Kristoffer Rygg, Jorn H. Svaeren, Tore Ylwizaker and Daniel O’Sullivan — is set to release “Childhood‘s End”

Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Gavin DeGraw: “Not Over You” 7. Karmin: “Brokenhearted” 6. Adele: “Set Fire to the Rain” 5. fun./Janelle Monae: “We Are Young”

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Anathema “Weather Systems” next week via Kscope. This mashing of sounds is the result of Ulver’s diverse style combined with the fact that the band opted to cover the work of some equally diverse artists on “Childhood’s End.” The tracks are Ulver’s spin on songs from numerous artists, including “Street Song “ from The 13th Floor Elevators, “I Had Too Much to Dream Last Night” from The Electric Prunes, Jefferson Airplane’s “Today” and “Bracelets of Fingers” from The Pretty Things, among many others. “Childhood’s End” couldn’t be a moreappropriate name for this album. Each of the 16 tracks have a fantasy aspect to them, along with a story-like quality, resulting in somewhat of a musical fairytale. Since these are cover songs, we already know where these stories end. However, Ulver, which is Norwegian for “wolves,” has put such a spin on these tracks by adding elements of psychedelic rock, classical music, electronica and hard rock, that they may seem unrecognizable at first. Despite the band’s different take on these tracks, Ulver does nothing halfheartedly. It has put its own eclectic touch on each song, making “Childhood’s End” something that will be well liked by fans of Ulver — and of the many bands it has covered.

Billboard Top Rock Songs 1. Linkin Park: “Burn It Down” 2. Gotye/Kimbra: “Somebody That I Used To Know” 3. The Black Keys: “Gold On The Ceiling” 4. fun./Janelle Monae: “We Are

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By Pete Croatto

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Evan (Matthew Morrison) and Jules (Cameron Diaz) deal with an unexpected pregnancy in ‘What To Expect When You’re Expecting.’

'Expect' nothing great T

he source material for “What To Expect When You’re Expecting,” a pregnancy guide, isn’t why it’s terrible. Blame epic amounts of laziness and unoriginality. Thanks to the inspiration, the movie could have gone in any direction. Instead, we get an intelligence-insulting datenight killer. “What to Expect …” explores five couples’ knocked-up related woes. A celebrity trainer’s (Cameron Diaz) unexpected pregnancy speeds things up with her boyfriend/TV dance partner (Matthew Morrison), but strong egos — and opinions about circumcision —

threaten their union. Baby expert Wendy (Elizabeth Banks) suffers through nine months of hell, while her younger, glamorously pregnant mother-in-law (swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker) rocks high heels. The latter’s husband (Dennis Quaid), a famous racecar driver, can’t quell his competitive nature with his permanently defeated son (Ben Falcone), who eats sandwich after sandwich to ease the pain. Meanwhile, two rival food-truck operators (Chace Crawford, Anna Kendrick) have their promising relationship undercut by a pregnancy and a tragic complication,

while Holly and Alex (Jennifer Lopez and Rodrigo Santoro) must sort out their emotional and financial issues before their adopted son arrives. Nine months of cliches could have been interesting if we hadn’t met these characters in countless terrible movies and lousy sitcoms. Screenwriters Shauna Cross (“Whip It”) and Heather Hach’s (“Freaky Friday”) condescending solution is to update the occupations: Food-truck entrepreneurs, retired NASCAR driver, realityTV stars. I’m shocked no character is a snowboarding champion or a flash-mob publicist. This desper-

ate attempt at cultural currency is how the movie justifies every fart and vomit gag. I guess it’s easier to cast three actors from “Bridesmaids” instead of writing jokes. And it takes far less effort to reference Twitter and Facebook than to create characters with depth. The men in “What to Expect …” are clueless, emasculated or both. Most of the women are reduced to hormonal scream machines, smarty-pants or both. Director Kirk Jones and his crew forget that an audience can recognize characters as people or as stereotypes. Good actors like Banks, Kendrick (who’s miscast to boot) and Diaz struggle to summon humanity in characters that have none. Decker scores in her cheery role, probably because inspiring jealousy is part of her job. No issues the couples face feel real, because every serious or tender gesture is accompanied with a lousy joke. Alex has doubts about his pending fatherhood, so

he seeks solace from a “dude’s group,” a quartet of stroller-pushing dads (headlined by a domesticated Chris Rock) that gets introduced “Reservoir-Dogs” style to The Notorious B.I.G. When Morrison and Diaz argue about circumcision, one eats a banana and the other a doughnut. Quaid and Falcone hash out their fatherson conflict by racing golf carts. Was the script originally written by a 40 year old but revised by a 12 year old? “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” has no intention of providing any lasting entertainment. It sucks the zeitgeist dry and loves any joke or emotion that can be expressed in a greeting card. Pregnancy, a topic with sweeping universality, doesn’t deserve such a dispensable, instantly irrelevant movie. No one does. Read more of Pete’s cinematic musings on whatpeteswatching. blogspot.com or follow @PeteCroatto.

Vic (Chris Rock, left) and Alex (Rodrigo Santoro, right) in another scene from the movie.

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Opening this week: “Men in Black 3” “Chernobyl Diaries” “Cowgirls N’ Angels”

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(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • Auditions for “Avenue Q:” May 23, 6:30 p.m. All roles open, ages 14-35. Bring sheet music of song of choice. Accompanist provided. Particular emphasis on performers of African American and Asian descent. Performances in July. • “Fame Jr.:” June 22-24 • “Avenue Q:” July 20-Aug. 5. Dinner and show, show only. • Enrollment open for Music Box Summer Theatre Workshop: Sessions begin July 23. Musical theater workshop for ages 7-13. $200. Perform “101 Dalmatians Kids” August 24-25. Learn techniques in acting, singing, dancing. Call for enrollment forms.

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(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “1776:” Begins June 29. • “Cabaret:” Begins Oct. 19. • “Nuncrackers:” Begins Nov. 30.

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(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Arthur Miller’s “The Price:” June 22-24, 29-30 • “Fosse:” Aug. 3-12

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fter moving back home with my parents last year, I’ve learned firsthand what it’s like to stand center in a tornado of generational issues. I’ve also learned I have a mother whose remedy for a hot flash is walking around the house in a hot-pink sports bra all day, but that’s another story. Experts call my generation the “lost” generation. Lost?! We know exactly where we are — in our parents’ f--king basement! We’re more like the “invisible” generation. With no spokesperson representing us, our generation has nobody to turn to. So, we turn to what brings us back to when life was as sweet as grandma’s gin and juice: Our favorite childhood TV shows from the ’90s that can be seen on TeenNick’s “The ’90s Are All That” TV block. One of the most memorable faces from that era in television is Kel Mitchell. I recently caught up with the modern-day television icon as he prepares to bring ’90s swag to NEPA when he performs at Cove Haven Resorts in Lakeville Sunday, May 27. WEEKENDER: I grew up watching you on “All That” and “Kenan & Kel.” Do you hate hearing that? MITCHELL: It’s awesome man. I’m very humbled by it. WEEKENDER: A lot of people in today’s generation turn to your classic shows for escape. What is your escape when times get rough? MITCHELL: I’m a believer, so I go to the Bible, man. I speak positive, pray about what’s going on and turn to Christ. Have to have faith. WEEKENDER: A lot of people in my generation are experiencing many setbacks. What’s an example of a setback

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A recent report found 96 percent of all restaurant meals exceed government recommendations for fat and calories for an entire day. Still going to dig in? Jeff’s Bitch: It seems like half the world is trying to lose weight and the other half has given up and just figures, ‘Screw it!” There are so many diet plans, you don’t know which one to follow. Plus, there are so many conflicting theories: Eat all protein, don’t eat before bed, eat certain foods in combination, sprinkle Sensa on food and never be hungry, etc., etc., etc. In reality, it all comes down to exercise, eating mostly healthy food and developing willpower. But, to be fair to people trying but still failing, the food people out there aren’t helping. Here’s a good example, and it’s a scary one. A study was released last week that found 96 percent of all restaurant meals exceed government recommendations for fat and calories for an entire day! Think about that. If you ate at a restaurant today, even just one meal, that little piece of enjoyment pumped your body full of more fat and calories than you should have all day! But unless you order a plain piece of chicken, maybe boiled potatoes and a salad without dressing, how on God’s green earth do you have any idea what that guy or woman in the kitchen is doing to your belly? Why can’t there be restaurants that tell how many calories and grams of fat are in each meal. If they want to pour fattening gravies

on your meat and thick, tasty salad dressing on your lettuce, they should put the truth right there in black and white for you. If that sounds farfetched, stop and think about products you buy in a grocery store. They have to list their ingredients and include calories along with grams of protein, fat and carbs. It’s pretty sad when Denny’s is one of the few restaurants (I’m using the word “restaurant” loosely here) that actually has several meals that signify they are less than 500 calories. However, if you ever find yourself at a Denny’s at 2 a.m. following a night of drinking, odds are you’re drunk. And you’re going order that Grand Slam breakfast anyway. Bon appetit! Amanda’s Brag: May is Melanoma/Skin Cancer

Detection and Prevention Month, and I just wanted to share something cool I stumbled upon while web surfing. Skin safety is so important and, with the summer right around the corner, now is probably the best time to share my thoughts. The scariest experience of my life was the weeks of waiting I had to do last summer — waiting to find out if I “caught it just in time” or if I waited too late to get a funny-looking mole checked out. To make a long story short, I wasn’t totally aware of the dangers of the sun, how common skin cancer is or how aggressively we need to protect the largest external organ in our body, our skin. I was diagnosed with melanoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer, and not only had the “funny-looking” moles removed from my skin, but also had some lymph nodes removed that the cancer may have spread to. It’s sometimes an awkward thing to talk about because I’m not a doctor and certainly not an expert, but the experience has brought me to a place where I preach skin-cancer awareness and sun safety. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen are just your first defense against the sun and its harmful effects — but it’s a place to start. SpaFinder.com sells these really cool bracelets (for just $5) that turn purple when exposed to the sun. It’s a small reminder to slap on my sunscreen and know you’re exposed to the harmful rays of the sun. They’re cute, and kids love them! The “I Will Reflect” melanoma-awareness bracelet helps fund SpaFinder’s Melanoma Initiative, with proceeds from the bracelet going toward melanoma education and awareness. More than 1 million new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the U.S. this year, and an estimated 7,700 of those will be fatal. W

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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Relationships require change. It’s one thing when it’s an annoying habit or two that you’ve been asked to curb and quite another when it’s a fundamental aspect of who you are (unless that happens to be something you’ve seriously wanted to change on your own — hurray, you now have support!). It’s up to you to assess whether requested changes are realistically achievable or if they’re not something you want or feel able to do anything about. So what’ll it be? Can you be the version of you they want? If not, it’s simple. Walk away — because who they want is actually someone else. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Expecting people to show up to relationships without any baggage is unrealistic. However, it’s reasonable to hope that their emotional luggage isn’t too heavy a burden. Expect a carry-on or two — who travels without those these days? When they show up with a full set of Samsonite and a trunk, though, it’s time to give yourself a reality check. Is this stuff you’d be willing to help carry for more than the few yards from here to a taxicab? If you’re not willing to shoulder this burden, don’t try. Dropping it half a mile down the road won’t be doing anyone any favors. Instead, put it down now and walk on unencumbered.

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LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Your competitive streak can inspire you to achieve greatness. However, when you don’t exercise proper judgment, it can also compel you to participate in ridiculous follies. Trying to outdo someone at something no one else cares about, for example, is ultimately going to make you look foolish — ironically, especially if you win. Go ahead and be joyfully and playfully competitive; it’s fun, after all, as long as you don’t get so results-oriented that you become a sore loser. It’s also a great source of fuel for your tank, just make sure you’re pointed in the right direction before you hit the gas. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Children get very attached to certain objects like blankets or dolls and cling to them whenever they feel upset, scared or insecure. Of course, as we grow, we learn to shed these comforts, but often they’re replaced by other, perhaps subtler or more intangible ones. What’s your security blanket? It’s OK if you have one, but try to make sure it’s something that’s ultimately good for you (in other words, not a martini

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or a cigarette). If it is something that’s probably not a positive force in your life, start weaning yourself off of it today. If you can go without a replacement, that’s great. If you need one, try to make it something good for you — like exercise or salad. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) While I understand the source of your anger and frustration, getting pissed on someone else’s behalf should only be taken so far. I’ve seen Libras carry a grudge long after the people involved have actually forgiven each other and moved on. Your loyalty and empathy are admirable, but there’s a line. This week, you’re in danger of crossing it. Your sympathetic indignation was charming at first, but since at this point no one else cares about this as much as you do, it’s starting to seem weird. There’s plenty of stuff in your own life to get worked up about. Drop this. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) Scheduling life isn’t that fun or sexy, but it’s sometimes necessary. Busy people don’t always remember to make room for important stuff until it’s too late to squeeze it in. So remember to allocate some time for activities that are still vital to your happiness, even if they’re not an obvious priority. This week that stuff is all too likely to slip through the cracks otherwise and be replaced by stuff that’s much less important, just much more likely to grab your attention. If you don’t attend to the crucial stuff now, by the time you actually do get to it, it may be too late.

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Since you’re one of the most excitingly dynamic signs in the zodiac, it’s always surprising when you’re astonished or put out by changes in others. Perhaps it’s because you’re used to being the one who’s able to turn on a dime and transform yourself to suit any new situation, relationship or interest. When someone else undergoes that kind of rapid metamorphosis, it can freak you out. This week, someone you know is turning over a new leaf, getting a drastic makeover or pursuing a radical new direction. It’d be nice if you could get on board, so don’t freak out too long. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Even if you weren’t the one who did any wrongdoing, you could be blamed for allowing it to happen and not offering even some token resistance or objection. Don’t expect someone who suffered to simply forget the fact that you stood idly by, even if you felt helpless or powerless at the time. Standing up for what’s right is almost always a good thing to do. Sure, there’s something to the concept of picking your battles — however, remember if you choose not to fight one, those who do fight it may no longer consider you their ally. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You’re not exactly suffering through a jail sentence, though it may feel like that at times. Luckily, like most prison terms, this situation has an end date, too. Though the date of your release may feel like it’s eons away, have faith that it will come and that you’re drawing closer to it every day. Also,

bear in mind that just like many sentences of imprisonment, this unpleasant situation can be shortened dramatically by exhibiting extremely good behavior. And if it’s really and truly unbearable, consider this: A prison break is always possible. Just be sure you take into account the potential consequences of such a drastic measure (especially if it fails) before you give it a go. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) You’re making the wrong wishes, Pisces. How do I know? It’s because every time one of your desires is fulfilled, you’re still dissatisfied. That’s because many of your dreams and wants have been thrust upon you — by clever advertisements, compelling lovers or other circumstances. Some of them have even completely eclipsed the things you actually want. It may be a noble and mostly good idea to embrace the things your lover or boss wants for you, but not so completely that you forget your own wishes and fantasies. This week, make sure your heart’s true desires get the same time and attention you give to your adopted goals. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Aries are frequently solo adventurers, but I think you’re truly at your best when you hitch your wagon to someone else’s. When your world view expands to include others, you grow and excel in ways you couldn’t even imagine before. Whatever it is that inspires you to include others in your exploits (common reasons include falling in love or having kids), I’m excited for you. You’d never otherwise know just how incredibly creative and resourceful you can actually be. It may be easier to go it solo, but life’s richer when you’re part of a team. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) A lot of life is accidental, isn’t it? We navigate through our existences with the best of intentions, but only a fraction of those actually sees fruition. The rest of life is the stuff that happens to us that we can’t predict, or things we do without thinking or meaning to. Obviously, you can’t completely control your life. But I reckon you could exert a tiny bit more influence on which directions it takes. Things you can’t control or anticipate may always make up 49 percent of your life, but this week, do what you need to do to ensure that 51 percent of it is composed of things you consciously choose. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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It’s been 10 years since Will Smith last suited up as Agent J for ‘Men In Black;’ the third installement hits screens this week.

Smith back in 'Black' By Amy Longsdorf

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of making a follow-up that feels both fresh and familiar at the same time. “The adjustment I’m trying to make in my career right now is to have a clarity of what we’re saying with the movie,” Smith muses. “There has to be an idea. There has to be some message or some statement. You know, for me with ‘Men in Black 3,’ we connected to the destructive nature of secrets, right. “And that idea, whether you get that or not when you look at the movie, that’s what we’re displaying. It’s also about how a relationship can get repaired and go to another level through the exposure of a secret.”

FAMILY-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT hen production began on “Men In Black 3,” Smith was concerned about passing the chemistry test with Brolin since the younger actor plays Agent K for nearly half the movie. “I was just shocked that the chemistry I have with Josh is identical to the chemistry I have with Tommy, which is a difficult, if not impossible, thing to do,” says Smith. “It’s not even that Josh seems like a young Agent K. He seems like a young Tommy Lee Jones. Josh delivers.” Since “Men In Black 3” is all about time travel, Smith took a

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t’s been four years since Will Smith was last on the big screen, but he hasn’t exactly been slacking off. In addition to producing his wife Jada Pinkett’s now-defunct series “HawthoRNe,” he helped oversee the “Karate Kid” remake starring his 13-year-old son Jaden and assisted 11-year-old daughter Willow in recording the hit song, “Whip My Hair.” “I love producing my kids’ projects and my wife’s TV show,” says Smith. “I think that’s my most-natural space in the business … I just love it, and that’s where I thrive.” His children have been thriving, too. “I was Mr. Willow,” he says with a laugh. “A bunch of kids were calling me that. I was the ‘Karate Kid’s’ dad in about 40 different (counties).” But, adds Smith, his kids are also the reason why he’s not giving up his box-office crown any time too soon. “I had to get back to work because Jaden really wants to make movies badly and, at the dinner table, he got a little bit of

a predatory look in his eyes,” says Smith. “He is so coming for me. He is so coming. I tell him all the time, ‘Son, I’m going to teach you everything I know, and if you work hard, you can be the second-biggest movie star in the world.’” Jaden will have a hard time topping his Pops this season. Smith is back as Agent J in “Men in Black 3,” the latest sequel in a series that’s scored more than $1 billion at the box office. Opening Friday, the threequel finds Agent J traveling back in time to 1969 to stop an alien (Jemaine Clement) from killing Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones). Together with a young Agent K (Josh Brolin), Agent J has to save his partner while also protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe. While Agent J is back in 1969, he decides to use the opportunity to learn more about his partner, whom J believes is keeping more than a few secrets from him. It’s been 10 years since the last “MIB,” but Smith says one of the difficulties of launching a sequel was finding a strong-enough idea to sustain another film. It was Smith who stumbled upon the notion of time travel as a means

stroll down memory lane and discuss some of his formative experiences growing up in Philadelphia. A key to his creative education, he notes, was a screening of “Star Wars,” which he saw when he was 10 years old. It blew his mind to such a degree that he’s never been the same since. “It shaped how I looked at the world,” recalls Smith. “My imagination was so small before I went in that movie theater, and there was this explosion that I had. I just couldn’t figure out how someone came up with that … The limits got knocked off after I saw that movie. And it coincided with ‘Rapper’s Delight’ coming out. So, my introduction to rap music and ‘Star Wars’ were in the same year. “At first I thought rap music was something that only people in New York did. And it was separate, and you couldn’t get into it. And after seeing ‘Star Wars,” it made me go, ‘Oh, I can rap.’ My mind got expanded in a way that’s really hard to explain.” Another big influence on Smith when he was growing up was, of all things, the night-time soap “Dallas.” It wasn’t the bedhopping and back-stabbing that intrigued the 7 year old but the vision of an extended family that lived and worked together. “I was, like, ‘the property had a name.’ South Fork. We were living in a row house in Philadelphia. But on ‘Dallas,’ everybody came to breakfast even though they were grownups. And everybody worked in the family business. I was, like, I want that. So, I’ve been a mad scientist trying to build ‘Dallas’ through (movies) and rap music.” Smith’s dream came to fruition, he says, when all three of his kids decided to become performers. “We’ve been building a family around the entertainment business and learning all of the lessons. I love watching my kids and my family blossom from something that was a seed in a 7 W year old’s mind.”

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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: • Open Mic Night: last Tues. of every month, 6:30 p.m. • Writer’s Workgroup: Wyoming Valley Wordsmiths: first/third Tues. monthly, 7 p.m. ❏ Children’s Events: • Weekly Sat. morning story time, 11 a.m.-noon.

Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • Basic Computer Class for Adults: Mon., 10:30 a.m. Call to register. No class May 28. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 6:30 p.m. New members always welcome. • Toddler and Preschool Story Time: Call to register. • Closed May 26, 28 • May Game Mayhem: May 31, 6 p.m. Apples to Apples.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group: Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. 18+. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (434 Center St., Jim Thorpe, 570.483.8640, jtartsinmotion.com) • Reading the Leaves: Tease, Text and Tarot: May 26, 8 p.m. Erotic poetry, tarot readings, burlesque performance by members of Dragontown Burlesque. 21+, BYOB. $10/ online, $12/door.

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.

Pages & Places ❏ Cafe Programs (Platform Lounge at Trax in Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Happy hour 6 p.m., programs 7 p.m.) • The Gathering Presents Trebbe Johnson: June 14. Author of “The World Is a Waiting Lover: Desire and the Quest for the Beloved” and director of “Vision Arrow.”

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Mahady Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Summer hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. • Graduate Exhibition: through June 15. John Kolbek, Kelly Ufkin, Sarrah F. Dibble, Niko J. Kallianiotis, Georgia Test. Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “In the Details”-works by Erika Baez, Omar Rodriguez Jr. & Allison Maslow: through July 7. Meeting of the Art Waters (meetingoftheartwaters.com) • An exhibit by seven international photographers through June 30 at T.W. Shoemaker Art (312 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming). Portion of proceeds benefit North Branch Land Trust and Blue Chip Farms Animal Refuge.

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. • “Intramurals:” through May 25. Free, open to public. Artspace Gallery (221 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.0737) Gallery Hours: Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m., Sun., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment. • “Vivid Interpretations:” May 24July 8. Reception June 2, 6-8 p.m.

Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) • “Wild About Flowers: through June 17. Front gallery, Andrea RobbinsRimberg. • “Vacation Time:” through June 17. Back gallery, Penny Ross.

Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. • “Focus — Exploring our Regional Sense of Place,” 4th Annual Juried Exhibit of Paintings, Photographs and Three-Dimensional Pieces: through June 2. People’s Choice Award, submit votes until June 2. All proceeds donated to Endless Mountains Health System, Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association, the Leopold and Jane Schreiber Endowment Fund, “seedling” Greenhouse Project.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • “Art is aMAZEing” Old Forge High School Art Exhibit: through May 26. Evening of art, music, poetry by students May 25, 6-9 p.m. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. • “The Impact and History of Nursing Education in Luzerne County, 1887-2012:” through June 29. Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/ schulmangallery, 570.740.0727)

Something Special (23 W. Walnut St., Kingston, 570.288.8386) Open Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat., 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. • Watercolor and More: June 2-July 6. Artist’s reception June 2, 5-7 p.m. Watercolor, graphic, acrylic, photography by John Clark. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “With Hearts On Our Sleeves:” through May 31. • “Transylvanian Passages,” photographic art by Simona Gavern: June 1, encore presentation due to public request. Refreshments, live music. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) Gallery hours: Wed., 6 p.m.-midnight; Thurs.-Sat., noon-6 p.m. • 2nd Annual Rhythm of The Region: through May 31. • Rummage Sale to Assist in Transition Out of Current Location: May 28, noon-6 p.m. Furniture, kitchen supplies, appliances, clothing, more. • “Locals” by Sam Barrese: June 1, First Friday. Portraits of artistic, diverse local characters. One night only. Will serve as the theater’s “So Long to Penn Ave.” party. • Seeking Submissions for Steampunk Masquerade Exhibit: Early deadline June 1. E-mail photos of works, brief artist bio, contact info to info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com, mail to theater. 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. • “Passion,” photography by Teri Moore: through Aug. 3. Artist discussion June 15, 6-8 p.m. W -- compiled by Alexa Cholewa, Weekender Intern Send your listings to: weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market Street Wilkes-Barre PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication is Mondays at 2 p.m.

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Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon,

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. • Shirley Thomas: Small sculpture and paintings from recycled materials: through May 25.

Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton) • PocoNotes presents “The Faces and Voices of the Blues,” featuring photos by Jim Gavenus and voice of Toby Walker: June 8-10. Photo exhibit Fri.-Sun., noon-4 p.m.; blues workshop, Sat., 2-4 p.m.; performance Sat., 8 p.m., exhibit accompaniment, Sun., noon-4 p.m. Three-day pass: $35 VIP, $25 GA, $10 students/seniors. $5 of tickets benefit Tripp House preservation. Info: poconotes.com, 888.800.POCO. 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.

Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • Franklin Street Sleuths: May 24, 6:30 p.m. “Expiration Date” by Duane Swierczynski. Free.

Watercolors by Joan Trusty Lentczner, oils by Gail Zambor. Info: artspace-bloomsburg.com

Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • Call for Artists for SPCA Benefit Exhibit: Open to all artists, any form of media; artwork of animals. All sold artwork will donate percentage to SPCA. Submission deadline May 25. Exhibit July 6-Aug. 2. For guidelines, contact schulmangallery@luzerne.edu. • Annual Student Show: through June 28. Graphics, paintings, photography, computer graphics, portfolios.

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Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012 & 2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details. • “The Musicians:” June 1-30. Reception June 1, 6-8:20 p.m. Collection of past and present musicians. Open to public.


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Style files

By Rachel A. Pugh

Weekender General Manager

Style Pick: Rhonda Pitcavage

These are just a few of the fun, outrageous and unique stylings of Rhonda Pitcavage.

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clectic, sassy, individualistic: All words that one may think of when contemplating the unique and fashionable Hi-Fi Hair Studio stylist Rhonda Pitcavage of Plymouth. With a look that she defines as her own, Rhonda, 25, cannot be pigeonholed into a specific description. She incorporates her creativity into her wardrobe and uses her style as a direct expression of herself — traits of a true trendsetter. Read a little more about the fun and outrageous Rhonda Pitcavage, and check out some of her favorite outfits. Favorite place to shop: Not one specific place, I find pieces everywhere. I really enjoy consignment shops and thrift stores. It’s like a treasure hunt!

Favorite accessory: I’m a slave to accessories, shoes, rings and headbands. Fashion pet peeve: Guys who wear girlie-sized T-shirts. WEEKENDER: In three words, how would you describe your look? PITCAVAGE: Like TLC: Crazy, sexy, cool! WEEKENDER: Do you follow trends, or do you make it up as you go? PITCAVAGE: I definitely make it up as I go. I have a quirky sense of style. My closet could easily be mistaken for the Village People’s wardrobe. WEEKENDER: Are you more of an impulse shopper, or do you shop with a specific agenda in mind? PITCAVAGE: I will go shopping with a specific agenda

in mind but, at the same time, I am recklessly impulsive. I just ordered a pair of fabulous pants from Thailand. WEEKENDER: What’s one item of clothing you could never part with? PITCAVAGE: I have this amazing four-in-one high-collar khaki cargo jacket, ultimately versatile. But I misplaced the sleeves two summers ago, so now it’s just a vest. I can’t get rid of it, maybe they’ll show up. WEEKENDER: When do you feel the most stylish? PITCAVAGE: I guess I feel most stylish when I’m comfortable and confident about what I’m wearing. WEEKENDER: What fashion era do you relate with the most and why? PITCAVAGE: If I had a time machine, I would go back to the ’60s. The fashion

and atmosphere looked so exciting. It was the age of peace and love. The music scene, anti-war rallies, speeches and drugs all made a huge impact and impression on the fashion trends. I love psychedelic bold patterns and floral prints and the ‘anything goes’ kind of attitude. WEEKENDER: What celebrity do you find the most stylish and why? PITCAVAGE: Sienna Miller, her style seems effortless. It’s not so crazy that you can’t relate. WEEKENDER: What’s your favorite outfit to lounge around in? PITCAVAGE: I do love to steal my boyfriend’s old, supercomfy T-shirts. WEEKENDER: Have you ever tried a look that failed? If so, what was it? PITCAVAGE: I once wore

an eyepatch for a week. I think it went over kind of well. WEEKENDER: What obsolete style or fashion item do you wish would come back? PITCAVAGE: I’m growing my hair longer in hopes that the scrunchie comes back! Seriously. WEEKENDER: Any fashion predictions for the next year or two? PITCAVAGE: I’m sure there will be some sort of Judy Jetson app closet organizer for all the fashionistas out there. WEEKENDER: When you’re a little old lady, how do you envision your wardrobe? PITCAVAGE: Lots of sequins, big, gaudy jewelry, loud lipstick with matching fingernails! Very Zsa Zsa Gabor. W


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Steamtown National Historic Site Visit www.nps.gov/stea for train schedule or call 570.340.5200 • The “Scranton Limited:” Wed.-Sun. 30 minute rides depart from Roundhouse boarding area Wed., 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic steam locomotive operates Thurs.Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. $3 per person, all ages 6+.

American Lung Association • Fight For Air Walk: June 9, 10 a.m., King’s College, Betzler Field, WilkesBarre. Dry walk route or Water Sprinkler Route. Ice cream social to follow. Sign up online at lunginfo.org/ wbwalk. Info: 570.823.2212, dreifler@lunginfo.org.

Hunger for the Arts/Call for Artists June 7, 5:30-8 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center. Graphic design, photography, culinary arts, etc. Pieces and services will be auctioned off to benefit Meals on Wheels. For info, e-mail hungerforthearts@gmail.com.

Association for the Blind • “Fun” Raiser: May 23, 6-9 p.m., Lucky’s Sporthouse. Celebrity bartenders, music by Millennium. $25 reserves your bar stool for the night, call 570.208.3267. Benefits programs/ services provided by the Association for the Blind.

Pocono Pub Crawl Fundraiser June 9, Pocono Raceway Festival, Stroudsburg. Meet at booths, 7th & Main Streets. Visit pubs that support guide dogs in training program. $25/person. Benefits America’s VetDogs. Info: vetdogs.org, guidedogs.org, guidedogpup.com

Benefit for Juliann June 3, noon-9 p.m., Ole Tyme Charlie’s. $10 at door. Chinese auction, 50/50, food, drinks. 40Lb Head, Gone Crazy, Stealing Neil, YMI. Raising money for Cockayne Syndrome Month. ∝ Greater Pittston YMCA Susquehanna Stride Half Mara-

Walk 2 Miles in My Shoes For R.S.D. June 10, registration noon, walk 1 p.m., McDade Park, Scranton (off Keyser Ave.). With sponsors: Donation of $50 or more, free T-shirt. Without sponsors: $10 donation. Info: 570.876.4034 ∝ Wyoming Valley Children’s

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS 16th Annual Golf Outing for Monroe County’s Habitat for Humanity June 8, registration 11 a.m., shot-gun tee-off noon, dinner 5 p.m., Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. $115 entry fee, includes 18 holes, cart fees, boxed lunch, buffet, trophies, awards, prizes. $2,000 for hole in one. Dinner for non-golfers, $35. Sponsorship opportunities. To register/donate prize/inquire about spon-

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Association (570.288.4350) • Golf Tournament: June 1, registration 2 p.m., shotgun start 3 p.m., Mountain Laurel Golf Course (Pennsylvania 534, White Haven). Info/ sponsorship/registration, contact Lori Kozelsky, 570.714.1246 ext. 310, lkozelsky@wvcakids.org YMCA of Greater Pittston Fundraiser with NEPA Club Volleyball June 2, 2-5 p.m., The Red Mill (340 S Main St., Pittston). $10 advance/at door. Silent auction, 50/50, food. Info: 570.947.9120, 814.280.2397, 717.725.4807

EVENTS 5th Annual Mayday Music Festival May 26-27, noon-10 p.m., Kirby Park (40 E. Market St., Kingston). Free, all ages. Rain or shine. Benefits Soldiers’ Angels, men and women of Armed Forces and their families. For times/full schedule, visit maydaymusicfest.com.

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22nd Annual Northeastern Pennsylvania Postal Customer Council Golf Tournament June 5, Sand Springs Country Club (10 Clubhouse Dr., Drums). Registration 8:30 a.m., shotgun 10 a.m. Captain and crew, $85 includes green fees, motor cart, steak dinner. Prizes. $55/golf only, $30/dinner only, NEPAPCC.com. Info: 570.831.3420 25th Annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame June 28, 5:30 p.m., Genetti Manor, Dickson City. Honoring Dr. Jim and Mary Lou Burne, Robert Moisey, Tom Pugh, Entrepreneur of the Year John Kiesendahl. For info, call 570.602.3600, visit janepa.org. Bernt Balchen Lodge No. 566 Sons of Norway Annual Viking Fest June 2, 6 p.m., Central Volunteer Fire Department (574 Westcolang Road, Lackawaxen Twp). Traditional Norwegian roast pork dinner. $18/adults, $8/kids. All wel-

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Sexercise

umping iron makes you feel sexy. There is an abundance of information that shows regular exercise improves physical fitness, makes us feel better about ourselves and increases sexual performance. What better motivation is there than that? This has not only been scientifically proven, but anyone who works out should understand exactly what I’m talking about. It’s not just the fact that exercise gets the blood flowing to regions of the body specifically used in sex, but that you actually know you’re changing and improving your own body. Taking control of your life to meet fitness goals is a powerful thing. Let’s face it, it’s a turn on. Getting fit should first and foremost be about improving your health, but it’s not unrealistic to intertwine that with wanting to achieve it for vanity reasons as well. It’s natural for anyone who is dedicated to a fitness regimen to undergo a transformation, both physically and mentally. It may not be overnight, but eventually one will gain confidence, muscle and sex appeal. After a month of sticking with the program, you should feel yourself become more flexible, have increased stamina and gain more of an overall appreciation for your body. Knowing you look good makes you feel good. And when you feel good, you’re more

likely to let your inhibitions go. Exercise is a natural stress reliever, so after a work out, you’re not only more relaxed, you feel accomplished as well. Remaining dedicated to a wellstructured exercise plan will boost your energy and give you that extra drive to keep conquering goals. There’s no denying that the health benefits of working out are great, but exercising regularly gives you everything you need to be an all-star in the bedroom. A few ways your sex life improves with exercise: • Stamina increase: The energy boost you get from the gym carries over to the bedroom. • Refined appearance: A sculpted body boosts your confidence, and being fit makes you desirable to the opposite sex. • Greater flexibility: This is pretty self explanatory, but incredibly important. Being flexible in the bedroom is not only ideal for mastering certain positions, but will help in the prevention of injury. • Enhanced sex drive: High self esteem + low stress = more, quality sex. • Body conscious: A regular exercise routine nurtures your self-confidence and improves self-worth. Learning to love your body, even the imperfections, will keep you realistic when setting fitness goals and just as importantly, a better lover. W

The health benefits of working out are great, but exercising regularly can also help you become an all-star in the bedroom.

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the season’s main acts: Nominate by clicking contest link on facebook.com/mtlaurelpac; post name of group, why it’s special, links for website, Facebook, music, YouTube videos. Ends May 31.

come, reservations required. Info: 570.685.7086 Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) • 3rd Annual Yogathon Fundraiser: May 26, 8:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Some classes, lunch at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main St. All-day pass, 6 classes, luncheon, $60. Individual classes, $10. Morning yoga, vinyasa practice, chair yoga delight, more. Ages 13+. Young Yogis class for younger. Info/registration: bte.org, 570.784.8181 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. Clarks Green United Methodist Church • 33rd Annual Chicken Barbeque: June 2, noon-6 p.m. Main fundraiser for church. Eat-in/take-out. Tickets at door or from any church member, $8/adults, $4/under 13. Chicken, baked potato, cold slaw, pickle, roll, cakes, brownies, cookies.

Musically inclined

“The Musicians” will be on display Friday, June 1 through Saturday, June 30 at Camerawork Gallery (515 Center St., Scranton). There will be a First Friday opening June 1 from 6-8:20 p.m. The exhibit features photographs of musicians taken by Rolfe Ross over the past 30 years. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 570.510.5028. Above, Tony Marino@ Scranton Jazz. • Tango: Movie and Lesson: May 27, movie 1 p.m., dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall. $10. Call to register.

$20/members, $25/public; Luzerne County Manager Robert Lawton, May 31; Senator John Gordner, June 21.

“Forks Over Knives” Screening May 23, 7:30 p.m., Canteen 900 (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort). Balance Yoga & Wellness, DL Health Coach, Dancing Hen Farms. Q&A with Debbie Lefkowitz, Don Hess to follow. Free, open to public. Light refreshments for purchase. Info: balanceyogastudio.net, forksoverknives.com, dlhealthcoach.com, dancinghenfarm.com

Healing Power of Laughter by Geisinger Women’s Health May 31, 6 p.m., Woodlands Inn and Resort (1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.). Comedian Diana Jordan on facing aging with a positive outlook. Q&A w/women’s health specialists. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments. Free, open to public. Registration required, visit geisinger.org/events, call 1.800.275.6401, say “CareLink.”

Geisinger Community Medical Center • The Many Faces of Breast Cancer: May 31, 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center, Shopland Hall, Scranton. Professional speakers, free light fare, cash bar, live music, regional vendors. To register: 570.969.8986, sharyn.wozniak@cmchealthsys.org

Lackawanna College events (Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scranton, 570.955.1455) ❏ Environmental Institute events: (Rt. 435, Covington Twp., 570.842.1506, www.lackawanna.edu) • Natural Wonders: Inside of an Egg: every other Thurs., through June 7, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 3-5 and guardian. $40/series of 6. Pre-registration required.

Grace Episcopal Church (30 Butler St., Kingston, 570.287.8440) • 4th Annual Charity Golf Tournament: June 10, shotgun start 2 p.m., Sand Springs Country Club. Captain and crew format. $85/golfer, includes dinner; $35/person dinner only. Portion of proceeds benefit community outreach organization, Women with Children Program at Misericordia University and Grace Episcopal. For info, call or visit gracechurchkingston.org. Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • Chamber Breakfast Program:

McAdoo Fire Company • 2012 Golf Tournament to Benefit the Equipment Fund: June 2, 9 a.m. shotgun start, 4 Man Scramble, Mountain Valley Golf Course, Barnesville. $75/person. Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3s, lunch at the turn, dinner following at firehouse, door prizes, skins, par 3 prizes. Info: 570.929.1079, mcadoofireems.com Mount Laurel Performing Arts Center (1 Tamiment Road, Tamiment) • “Mount The Stage” Contest for local bands for chance to open for

NEPA Veterans Employment Boot Camp May 31, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., King’s College, Wilkes-Barre. For vets who are new to or re-entering civilian workforce/considering career change. To register: nepavma.org, 570.592.8378 Newport Twp. Fireman Bazaar May 25-27, 5 p.m.-midnight, St Faustina Grove, Sheatown. Iron Cowboy, 40 lb Head, Gone Crazy, Polka Naturals. ∝ 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. Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale.org) • “Music is the Food of Love” Fundraiser Dinner: May 24, 6 p.m., Patsel’s Restaurant, Clarks Summit. $100. Musical entertainment. Reservations required, call 570.563.2000. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Meet and Greet: June 10, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Walmart (Rt 443/1731 Blakeslee Blvd., Drive E, Lehighton). • Adoption Day: June 17, 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. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Thomas More Society (St. Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • Guardian of the Redeemer Fellowship: First, third Mon. of month for men interested in adult discussion of Catholic faith. • YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes post-Confirmation youth from all parishes for discussion of Theology

St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Monastery (175 St. Tikhon’s Road, Waymart) • Myrrh-Streaming Icon of the Mother of God (visiting from Hawaii): May 28, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Healing service, 2:30 p.m. Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org) events: • Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed., 7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic & advanced ballroom, swing. $15/person. For info, call Vince Brust at 489.3111. Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • Business Expo: June 1, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Wyoming County Fairgrounds. Business, gas expo, job fair. 120+ booths, visit wyccc.com for list. Info: 570.836.7755, 875.8325. Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.270.2186). Events free and open to public. • Annual Farewell/Senior Recital: May 25, 4 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. Info: 270.2192

HISTORY Electric City Trolley Museum and Coal Mine Tour (Cliff Street, Scranton 570.963.6590) Museum open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Excursions: Wed.-Sun. 10:30 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m. Rides: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $7.75 ages 3-12. Mine open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tours hourly, $8 adults, $7.50 seniors, $5.50 ages 3-12. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • Buzz Camp Day Camp for Grades K-2: June 25-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Combines art/science of bees w/ interactive learning. Pre-register by June 13.$65 museum members, $75 nonmembers. Info: programs@everhartmuseum.org Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org) For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees. • 3rd Annual Arts on Fire Festival: June 1-3, 10 a.m. Art vendors, food, live music. Free event, donations appreciated. Benefits Anthracite

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Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting for Kids: “Monkey’s Wrench:” Wed., through June 13, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class. Call to register. • Mask Making: Ages 5-8, May 23, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12, May 24, 4-5:30 p.m. $40/4 classes. Call to register. • Young at Art: Mask Making for Preschoolers: May 24, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35. Call to register. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Open Studio and Portfolio Prep: Tues., 7-8:30 p.m. Ongoing, $15/class, $60/all classes. Call to register. • Quilting for Everyone: “Arrowhead Star:” Wed., through June 13, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class. Call to register. ❏ Adult Classes: • Pottery for Beginners: Series 2: May 23; Series 3: May 30, June 6, 20, 27. Ages 13+. $60/class. Call to register. • Decorative Painting: May 23, 30, ongoing. Ages 16+. $20/class plus cost of painting surface. Pre-registration required, call to register. • Photography for Beginners: June 4, 7-9 p.m.; Jun. 2, 1-3 p.m. Ages 16+. $75. Call to register. ❏ Special Events:

Mountainview Community Church (White Haven, 570.362.6041) • Red Bird Mission Trip Yard Sale: May 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. A team will travel to Kentucky, build 12’ x 12’ building for Red Bird Mission organization. Items to donate, call 443.2443.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 51 Heritage Museum and Iron Furnaces Associates. • Fire at the Furnaces: June 1, 8-11 p.m. Professional performance iron pour, music by Lost Ramblers, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, more. $15/ advance, call; $20/door. Proceeds benefit Scranton Iron Furnaces. Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea) • Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register. Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced. Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart-artworks.com) • Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., Tues.,

noon-4 p.m. (3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique), $30/class payable monthly. Tues., Wed., 6-9 p.m. (student chooses length of time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs, $25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class payable monthly. • Children: Ages 9-12, Mon.-Wed., 4:30-5:30 p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages 13+, joins adult class, individuals select amount of time to participate. Portfolio prep instruction available for college bound students. Private lessons available. Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10. • Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. Ballroom Dancing Class through June 14, Thurs., 6-7 p.m., Mid-Valley Senior Center (310 Church St., Jessup). $5/class 55+, $7/class others. 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 through June 29, Fri., 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 others. Info: 570.346.2487 Beauty Lies Within School of Pole Dance (32 Forrest St., WilkesBarre, 570.793.5757, sl.beautylieswithin@gmail.com). Hours by appointment, free sample appointment. Call or e-mail for details. Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at

570.823.5957. Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com) • Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/ week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info. Downtown 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. Drawing and Painting Lessons: Realist painter teaches techniques of old masters. Private lessons Fri.-Sun. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit www.artistvs.com. 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. 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.

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Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org) ❏ Spring/Summer 2012 workshops: • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Workshop 1: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 10. Workshop 2: Mon., Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 11. Performances in August. $300 + $50 admin fee. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. Find a place to pump some iron in our LEARNING and MIND AND BODY sections.

NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pitt-

ston, 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) • B/W Photography Class: Wed., through June 6, 6-9 p.m. $199.99, all chemicals/paper included. Student must purchase min. one roll of b/w film, must bring camera to first class. No experience needed. Wear comfy clothes or bring apron. Call or e-mail to sign up, deposit required. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • ESL Class: May 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Adult English as a second language for non-native speakers. Free. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: May 24, 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members; $80/non-members; $60/seniors members; $65/ senior non-members. Materials list. • Acrylic Painting: May 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $85/members; $95/ non-members; $65/senior members; $70/senior non-members. Materials list. ❏ Adult Classes • Drawing Workshop: May 23, 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members; $80/ non-members; $60/senior members; $65/senior non-members. Materials list. • Watercolor Painting: May 28, 1:30-4:30 p.m. No previous drawing ability required. $72/members; $80/ non-members; $60/senior members; $65/senior non-members. Materials list. Robert M. Sides Family Music Centers (210 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636, acrane@rmsides.com) ❏ Summer Music Programs: • Group Piano: Start June 9. Ages 6+. • Preschool Music/Piano: Thurs., 5 p.m., 6 p.m. Ages 4-6. • Private Lessons for most instruments, voice • Musical Theater Camps, ages 5-18

• Youth String Ensemble • Youth Wind Band • Chamber Winds • Rock Band • Theory Classes • Improv Classes Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, ShauijiaoChinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898. Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) • Yang Style Tai-Chi: Taiji Qigong, Taiji Sequence, Taiji Stationary Pushing Hands, Taiji weapons classes. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087. St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500): • Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/ class. • Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense techniques to protect from variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10/class.

MIND AND BODY 2&4 Hand Drumming Circle Freestyle drum circle, every second/ fourth Sat., any time between 1-4 p.m., Everything Natural (426 S. State St., Clarks Summit). All ages, newcomers, old timers welcome. Hand drums, percussion provided. Free, no pressure. 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 appoint-

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COOKING CHANNEL CHEF HITS THE ‘ROAD’ fter his series “Turn Up the Heat with G. Garvin” ran for seven seasons on TV One, chef, cookbook author and host Chef Gerry “G” Garvin is hitting the open road for his new Cooking Channel program, “Road Trip with G. Garvin.” While the show won’t premier until Tuesday, May 29 at 9 p.m., Dish was able to get the scoop on the series last week when Garvin called in from his Atlanta home. “‘Road Trip’ is one of those great shows where we go around to little restaurants, mom-and-pop spots that all have something interesting or unique about them, whether it’s a great burger, a great piece of chicken or a great cake,” he said. “What (viewers) will get are great places to go amongst their travels.” Though Garvin couldn’t tell the Weekender what his favorite place during filming was — “I can’t, I’ll probably get fired,” he said with a laugh — the chef did explain why he decided to take his new show out of the studio. “As a chef/entertainer, you kind of do what is interesting,” he began. “Being in the studio is fun, but I’m not sure how interesting it is right now with just the ‘dump and stir,’ so we thought going out, going to great places … but also we added that component of going back to certain places and cooking. It gave us a little bit of both.” Garvin grew up in Atlanta, but spent 28 years in Los Angeles. “Being in the kitchen with my mom and my grandmom was sort of normal,” he said. “And because I was in the kitchen so young, every summer I worked in a restaurant either washing dishes, peeling onions or carrots because I wanted to earn extra money.” When he was in his later teens, Garvin got a job at the Ritz Carlton and realized that a life in the kitchen might be an appealing life path for him.

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show, visit cookingchanneltv.com. PETE’S PROMOTION Pete’s Place Middle Eastern Restaurant (35 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre) announced a new Facebook deal on its website last week. Through Friday, May 25, if you check in at Pete’s on Facebook, you’ll receive one free dessert of your choice. I highly recommend the to-die-for baklava. For more info, 570.820.7172. TIME TO WINE Shadyrill Farm Cafe and Bakery (315 Loyalville Road, Dallas) will host a two-session wine tasting featuring Laddsburg Mountain Winery Saturday, June 2. The first session is from 5-7 p.m., the second from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $24.95 and includes the wine tasting, a cheese and gourmet dip sampling, a cup of homemade soup, any sandwich from Shadyrill’s menu and dessert. Wine will also be available for purchase by the glass or bottle to accompany the meal, and takehome bottles are also available. Space is limited, so reserve your spot by Friday, June 1 via shadyrillfarm.com. Planting its first acre of grape vines in 1998, Laddsburg Mountain Winery is based in New Albany, Pa., and produces approximately 2,500 gallons of wine each year, according to its website. W Send your food and drink news to nmascali@theweekender.com or call 570.831.7322.

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icole Orlando is always on the move. Between her photography, dance troupe, bartending and hundreds of hobbies, she’s always on the quest for learning new things. Full of energy and creativity, Nicole, aka DJ Neeco, is an artist, dancer and an up-and-coming business owner. Get to know Nicole Orlando. First thing you do when you get up in the morning: Think to myself, “Ugh … five more minutes!” The ideal career: Owning my own dance/fitness/ photography studio. I want freedom in my career, the ability to be my own boss and the joy of making a living doing what I love. Hobbies: Editing music/photos, cleaning, contemplating pranks, hanging out with my best friend/ boyfriend, comedy and reality-TV shows. Current projects: Working on new choreography for Highkikz Productions, getting my photography business underway, and I’m thinking about starting a jewelry line (when I find the time)! Places you’ve traveled and your ultimate favorite place: I’ve traveled to many places, however my favorites are New York, Las Vegas and Puerto Rico. I also dream of visiting Egypt one day. What did you want to be when you grew up? A lawyer — Mom always told me I knew how to argue — but now, I know I just want to be happy. Favorite quote: “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” — Jimi Hendrix Last song you sang out loud: I sing every song, even if I don’t know the lyrics, but the last song I remember singing out loud in my car was, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin One of the greatest moments of your life: When I got the phone call for my first professional dance gig at Caesars Cove Haven Resort in the Poconos. Thank you Heather Karnish-Romanaskas for believing in me! Recent news about yourself: 4.0 average this semester! Someday you hope to learn: Spanish, juggling, fire breathing and how to do a backflip. How to spend the perfect afternoon: No worries and enjoying the world however you please. I often go for a walk and listen to music, then come home and eat fried pierogies until my heart’s content.

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time ago for Maverick. “Ever since I was a little kid, this is what I’ve wanted to do,” he shared. “Watching greats on TV like Hulk Hogan and others, I just always knew.” A resident of Wilkes-Barre, Maverick began training with PWA in December of 2011, under the tutelage of Showtime Shane Black. Black, who has competed against wrestling stars such as Batista and The Rock, offers training for wrestlers, managers and referees two days a week at PWA’s facility on Forrest Street in Wilkes-Barre. Maverick said he owes everything to PWA and advocated he wouldn’t be at this point if it wasn’t for the organization. He described the type of training he has endured as everything from kick moves to learning to speak

without stuttering. “You learn not to kill yourself, pretty much,” he joked. While he acknowledged the recent popularity of full-contact MMA-style fighting, Maverick said he instead chose wrestling for various reasons, but stated the biggest for him was the audience. “This has more of a charismatic aspect to it,” he explained. “You need to interact with the fans.” Maverick plans on taking his wrestling career as far as it can go and added, “My lifelong goal or dream is to make it in the WWE or TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling) and make a career out of it.” Wrestling has a long history of bad guys vs. good guys, but Maverick isn’t revealing which his persona will be just yet, teasing, “You’ll have to come down and find out.” Although he’s keeping a tight lip, a promotional video for the upcoming event, posted to PWA’s YouTube channel last month, may hold a few clues. In it, Maverick is shown talking directly into the camera with a confident sense of cockiness, bragging to viewers, “PWA couldn’t wait to get talent like me. Why do you think they jumped on me so fast?” Maverick said most wrestlers train for anywhere from a year to a year-and-a-half before making their debut, but after only six months, Black felt he was ready. Appearing in the online video wearing a backwards cap and aviator sunglasses, he continues on, saying, “Greatness is coming May 26. I hope every, and I mean every, fan is ready.” Maverick said his parents, friends and family have all been supportive and will be ringside to cheer him on as he begins the first chapter of his wrestling career. But just how is Mark Maverick feeling only days before his debut as a professional wrestler? “Excited. Nervous. Ready,” he proclaimed. “I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. It’s a lifelong dream come true.” W For more photos from Mark Maverick’s recent training session, visit the online version of this story at theweekender.com.

Maverick pins fellow PWA student Ross Daniel.

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ment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • PrivateYoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) • Pole Fitness: Fri., level one 5:30 p.m.; level two 7 p.m. Sat., level one-two, 1:30 p.m.; level three-four, 3 p.m. Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com) All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion. Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 2: May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27, $60/6 classes, $15/single class. Call to register. • Kundalini Yoga: May 26, 10-11:30 a.m. Ages 16+. $15/single class. Bring yoga mat, blanket. Call to register. Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available.

Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net) • Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. Self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/ month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. 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. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (434 Center St., Jim Thorpe, 570.483.8640, jtartsinmotion.com) • Friday Night Drop-in Class for Chair Yoga, Guided Meditation, Spirit Connections: $8/class, $15/all three. Elemental Alchemist AnneMarie Balog, Level II Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga instructor. Private/group meditation sessions, reiki treatments, classes, yoga sessions, tarot readings/parties, divination consultations. Contact 570.881.2399, shantispi-

rit23@live.com. Info: jtartsinmotion.com/Classes/elementalalchemist 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. Meditation/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 Terrace Dr., Eynon). Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info. Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway Shopping Center, Edwardsville, 570.287.3400, melthotyogastudio.com) • Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90 minutes) • Tues., Thurs., 4 p.m. (one hour) • Sat., Sun., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. (90 minutes) Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665) • Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info. NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Wirred: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. $5. • Yoga: Thurs. 7 p.m. $10. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register. Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.PoconoYoga.com) Classes with Suzi, certified yoga instructor • Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents. • Private Yoga Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. • Private Meditation Instruction: Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler

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The Limelight Players will present “Titanic-The Musical” Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, June 3 at the Phoenix Performing Arts Center (409-411 Main St., Duryea). Show times are Thursdays-Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. Tickets are $12. To reserve, call 570.457.3589 or 814.6790 or e-mail StarlitSheen19@aol.com. Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Mon.: Advanced, 6 p.m.; tai chi with Blake Wheeler 7:30-8:45 p.m., Thurs., 8:45-10 p.m., $45/month, on class/ week, $65/month, two classes/week. Contact Blake at 434.989.1045 or blakewhlr@yahoo.com for info. • Tues.: Beginner, 10 a.m.; Open Level, noon; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced 7:30 p.m. • Thurs.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Beg./ Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Advanced, 6 p.m. • Sat.: Beg./Intermediate, 10 a.m.; Intermediate, noon. • Sun.: Intermediate, noon; Candle-lit Open Level, 6 p.m. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info. Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) ❏ May 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. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam/mantra meditation.

No experience necessary. $11. ❏ June Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. No class June 16. Multi-level, beginners and intermediate. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $11. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. Pranayam/mantra meditation. No experience necessary. $11. 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. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details. Studio Brick (118 Walnut St., Danville, 570.275.3240) • All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton,

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Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org, endless@epix.net) • Spring Sesshin: May 25-June 2, begins 6 p.m. opening night, ends 10 a.m. last Sat. Zazen-intensive. Returning participants may attend parttime, opening night requisite. Zazen experience required. Suggested: $400/full Sesshin: $400, $350/mem-

bers. Part Sesshin: 1-2 nights: $88/ night (members: $75). 3-4 nights: $75/night (members: $65). Bring sleeping bag, zazen wear, weatherappropriate work clothes, walking shoes, slip-on shoes, flashlight, unscented toiletries. Soap, towels, pillow, 1 blanket provided. To register, e-mail, send deposit or full donation. • Saturday Zazen Gathering Alternative: Sesshin Morning: May 26, 9 a.m.-noon w/optional lunch. Open donation basket. Keeping silence. Optional formal vegetarian lunch. E-mail to attend by May 25.

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that came out last year?” While that is technically true, what I am reviewing here today is the release of “Mortal Kombat” on the PlayStation Vita earlier this month. If you had the privilege of playing “Mortal Kombat” when it was released last year, then you may think this game is more of the same. Yes, this game is a port, but with all of the new additions it is really worth the money. The amount of content that has been fit in this portable version of the game is simply extraordinary. Not only does it contain the full-story mode, but it also contains all of the characters from the home-console release, and it also has all four DLC characters that came out since the console release, along with Kratos from

PS Vita’s version of ’Mortal Kombat.’

“God of War.” That’s not all! The game contains 150 extra challenges added to the challenge tower, a new fruit ninja-style mini game, a bunch of extra costumes as well as several features that capitalize on the Vita’s touch-screen and motion controls. The controls are typically where fighting games fail on handhelds, but “Mortal Kombat” on Vita really shines. The game controls extremely well, and once-complicated fatalities have been given the touch-screen treatment and are much easier to pull off. Simple screen swipes replace the normal D-pad and face buttons aren’t required when using the touch-screen; you can still use traditional controls if you want. The touch-screen makes the game more accessible to newcomers without turning purists. The thing that really makes this a buy for me is the ability to play a fun and brutal fighter on the go. There isn’t anything much better then to be able to dismember someone to let off some steam on your lunch break. If you are like me, then you know there really isn’t a bad time to perform a brutal fatality on someone. There are few downsides to this game besides replaying a game you may have already played. There are a few graphic and online multiplayer hiccups, but nothing that really take away from the overall presentation. If you didn’t play the game before, I think it would be worth its full $60 price; it’s a steal on the Vita at $39. If you are a fighting fan, then you owe it to yourself to pick up this game. This is what I am playing this week when it’s time to get my game on (on the go). W Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at rvanderveken @timesleader.com.

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o kick off my new column, I have decided to tell you about a remake of a classic game. Over the years, I have played many fighting games, and there hasn’t been many as “kool” as “Mortal Kombat.” When I first heard about the remake of “Mortal Kombat,” I was very excited. The new MK9 was not just another sequel, it is a total reboot of the series. It had a revamped story mode, challenge tower and a ton of new mini games. One of the things that makes this game great is it is a return to its 2-D fighting-game roots. The graphics are gorgeous, the new moves are brutal, and the story mode is long and satisfying. The story of the remake is a retelling of “Mortal Kombat” 1, 2 and 3. The storyline involves the protector of earth realm Raiden’s attempting to change the present by contacting his former self as he faces defeat at the hands of the evil lord of underworld Shao Kahn. I know it sounds convoluted, but it is a great way to recreate the story and not have it come off as cheesy. This game has the best story mode of any fighting game hands down. Most of the time, the story is nonexistent in fighting games but this game puts it front and center, and it really ads to the experience. I know what you are asking: “Why is he reviewing a game

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 59 570.290.7242) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All 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. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • The Ellen Doyle Dance Experience: Tues., 8-10 p.m., ft. strength training, cardio, stretching, dance warm-up classics. Free and open to the public, wear dance shoes/socks, bring yoga mat/water. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020.

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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. Wilkes-Barre YMCA events (570.823.2191) • Zumbatomic: Sat., 1 p.m. $16/8 week session for YMCA members, $20/nonmembers. Designed for ages 7-12, now offering parent class. Preregistration required. • Camp Kresge: Father/Son: Session 1, June 1-3; session 2, June 15-17, 5 p.m., check in, 11 a.m., departure YMCA Kresge. Download registration form at campkresge.com, send to Camp Registrar, Rose Warner, Family YMCA of Easton, Phillipsburg and Vicinity, 1225 West Lafayette St., Easton, PA,

18042. Info: 570.823.2191 ext. 152, mcelhinney@wbymca.org. 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. • Basketball: Beginner (kindergarten, grades1-2), Tues., 5:30- 6:15 p.m. • Basketball Basics: (grades 3-5) Tues., 6:30-7:30 p.m. $50/members, $40/family member, $65/non-members. • Basketball and Softball: Tee Ball (ages 5-6), Sat., 9-9:45 a.m.; preminors baseball (ages 7-10), Sat., 10-11 a.m.; pre-minors softball (ages 7-10), Sat., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., $50/members, $40/family members, $65/non-members. Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

OUTSIDE Adventures in the Wilderness (570.343.5144 or jane@hikingjane.com) ❏ Senior Citizens Outings (Y members/$5, non-members/$8): • Holy Dormition Monastery (Sybertsville): May 24, 9 a.m., meet Y lobby, Dunmore. 2 miles easy. Camp Lackawanna (Register at lackawannapresby.org/Camp.html, 570.348.0643, pbylackregistrar@aol.com) ❏ 2012 Summer Registrations have begun (campers must have completed grades indicated): • Staff Training: June 17-22 • Junior High Ventures (6-8); Discovery (3-4): June 24-30 • Sports (6-9); Adventure (4-6): July 1-7 • Senior High Vista (9-12); Wilderness

Survivor (7-12); Discovery (3-4): July 8-14 • VBS Special: July 13-14 • You and Me (K-2): July 13-15 • Swim (4-6); Junior Sports (4-6): July 15-21 • Music-Art-Drama (9-12); Jr. MusicArt-Drama (7-8); Wanna Cook (7-12): July 22-28 • You and Me (K-2): July 29-31 • Explorers (2-4): July 29-Aug. 1 Frances Slocum State Park (565 Mt. Olivet Road, Wyoming, 570.696.9105) • Family Nature Walk: May 26, 2 p.m. No strollers. Celebrate Pennsylvania Hiking Week. Meet intersection of Green Road, Mt. Olivet Road. Limited parking. • Owls for Little Ones: May 26, 4 p.m., campground amphitheater. Ages 3-5. Story, craft, hands-on activities. • The Story of Frances Slocum: May 26, 7 p.m., campground amphitheater. Historian John Moore. • Salamander Meander: May 27, 2 p.m. Wear shoes that can get wet. Meet parking lot below bird feeding station (lower parking lot from Pavilion No. 2). • Towering Trees: May 27, 4 p.m., campground amphitheater. Ages 6-12. • Native American Stories and Drumming: May 27, 7:30 p.m., campground amphitheater. Park naturalist Kathy Kelchner. • 2012 DiscoverE Nature Camp Registration: June 2, 10 a.m., Pavilion No. 1. First come, first served. $25 nonrefundable fee/child. Make checks to Commonwealth of PA. Hickory Run State Park (1137 Honey Hole Road, 570.403.2006) • DiscoverE Backpack Pick-up: May 25, 7 p.m., contact station. Ages 5-12. Adult w/ driver’s license required. • Boulder Field Basics: May 26, 1:30 p.m., May 27, 3 p.m. Boulder Field. • Guided Hike, Stone Trail: May 26, 2 p.m., meet Stone Trailhead, Boulder Field. Easy 2 miles. • For Kids: Wildlife Olympics: May 26, 4:30 p.m., amphitheater. • Jay Smar Concert: May 26, 6:30 p.m., chapel. Free. • Family Scavenger Hunt: May 27, 4 p.m., amphitheater. • Movie in the Park: Osprey: May 27, 8:45 p.m. Bring flashlight. • Intro to Geocaching: May 28, 10 a.m., amphitheater. Wear hiking shoes. Registration required, call 443.0400. • Go Fishing: May 28, 10 a.m., CCC dam. No fishing license required. • Lupine Trail Hike: May 31, 9 a.m., Nescopeck State Park Office. Info: hickoryrunenvedsp@pa.gov Lackawanna Audubon Society

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2nd Annual Christmas in July Motorcycle Run July 22, registration 1 p.m., blessing/bike mount, 2 p.m. Begins Salvation Army (17 S. Pennsylvania Ave, WilkesBarre), ends Konefal’s Grove, Chase. Rain or shine. $20/riders. New toys, monetary donations accepted. 3-8 p.m., food, entertainment, door prizes, kids’ activities, petting zoo, more. Walk-ins: $20/adults, $10/ages 5-10. Proceeds benefit The Salvation Army. Info: 570.824.8741 6th Annual Stephanie Jallen Motorcycle Run July 8, registration 9:30 a.m., depart noon, St. Barbara Church grounds (28 Memorial St., Exeter). Rain or shine. $15, includes $10 meal ticket. $5 nonriders, food/beverage not included. Music by Iron Cowboy, more; raffles. Vendors welcome, call 570.690.3028. Info: stephaniejallen.org Car Lover’s 7th Annual Car Show June 10, gates 8 a.m., McDade Park, Scranton. Coffee, doughnuts. Awards for Top 25, 3 p.m. Pre-registration $8 by June 1, $10/day of. Music by Joe Kruz. Proceeds benefit Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. Info: 570.457.7665. No alcohol, no pets by cars. Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034) • Cruise Nights at Advance Auto (Rt. 6, Carbondale): June 1, July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m. Food, music, door prizes, 50/50, trophies. Food by Boy Scout Troop 888. • Old Home Week Festival: Aug. 4, 5-9 p.m., Main St., Forest City. Music, food, prizes, homemade pie contest, vendors. Gunners PA Law Enforcement MC (gunnerspalemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/ passenger unless noted otherwise) • Coats and Shoes for Kids Ride: June 9, registration 10 a.m.-noon. Begins Midway Shopping Center,

Wyoming, ends Morgan Hill Golf Course, Hunlock Creek. Benefits Pittston Coats for Kids. Food, entertainment, music by 9 Platform 9 to follow. Accepting coats, shoes. • Ride for Ruth’s Place: July 21, registration 10 a.m.-noon, details to be set. Benefits Ruth’s Place. Food, entertainment to follow. • Phantom Rider Program: If unable to make it to ride, donate $10 passenger fee and new stuffed animal, which will go to children in need, any left end of season go to Toys For Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr., Tunkhannock, PA 18657. Hi Lites Motor Club (www.hilitesmotorclub.com, Jack 570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events feature door prizes, food, music, 50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol permitted. • 2012 Cruise In-Car Show: June 16, 5-8 p.m., Wegmans Food Store, Wilkes-Barre Twp. Rain date June 17. • July 21, 5-8 p.m., Twist & Shake, Pikes Creek. Rain date July 22. Montage Mountain Classics • McDonald’s Southside Shopping Center: June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, 6-10 p.m. • Jonny Rockets Montage Mountain: June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m. • Cruise Pittston-Tomato Festival Parking Lot: May 26, June 30, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m. Pocono Motorcycle Ride to Benefit America’s VetDogs Aug. 19. Special surprise feature. Info: kogrady@ptd.net, dog1@ptd.net W -- compiled by Alexa Cholewa, 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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• Nature walk through Camp Lackawanna: June 2, 8:30 a.m. Meet inside camp gate at end of road on Vosburg Neck. Info: 570.586.8343. • Nature walk through Rickett’s Glen and Splash Dam area: June 9, 9 a.m. Meet at park office off of Rte. 487. Breakfast Trail’s Inn Restaurant, 8 a.m. Info: 570.759.1322 Lackawanna River Corridor Assoc. (570.347.6311, www.lrca.org) • RiverFest 2012: June 9. Lackawanna River Regatta, launch time 3 p.m. Registration/pre-registration required, no fee. For form, visit website. Day-of reg., 1:30-2:30 p.m., LRCA Information Tent.

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National Trails Day Events: • Van (Driving) Tour of Upcoming D&L Construction Project Between White Haven/Glen Summit: June 2, leaves White Haven North Trailhead 9 a.m., returns 11:30 a.m. RSVP required to silas@delawareandlehigh.org, 610.923.3548 ext. 222. Wear walking shoes. • Hike the Mocanaqua Loop with the Earth Conservancy: June 2, meet 9:45 a.m. Guided 3-mile hike or more. Easy to moderate, steep climb. Wear appropriate shoes, bring water. Call 570.823.3445 for info. • National Trails Day/National Get Outdoors Day Walk: June 9, 9 a.m., meet Lupine Trailhead, Nescopeck State Park. Call 570.403.2006 for info. • Greater Hazleton Rail Trail Hike & Bike: June 9, 11 a.m., meet at Trailhead just off intersection Rt. 93, 424, Hazleton. 8-mile bike ride, 2- mile hike. Free picnic, festival 12:30 p.m. For info, call 570.455.1509. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Lupine & Farmstead Trail Hike: May 31, 9-11 a.m. 3-mile hike of Lupine, Farmstead Trail. Water, sturdy shoes required. Free. • What’s Invading Your Backyard? Invasive Plants and Pests: June 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., meet at park offices. $15, includes resources, lunch. Dress for weather, plan to be outside. To register, visit agsci.psu.edu/backyard/invasive, contact Luzerne County Cooperative Extension, 825.1701. • National Get Outdoors Day Hike: June 9, 9-10 a.m. Easy one-mile hike. Part of Keystone Active Passport Program. Registration required.

Scranton Ghost Walk (ScrantonGhostTours.com, 570.383.1821) • Daily, 90-minute tours, usually 7:30 p.m., 9 p.m. $20/adults, $15/ under 11. Rain or shine. Reservations required. Secret meeting place divulged upon reservation. Daytime walks available on limited basis. Call to reserve.

• Looking for gardens to feature in 2013 Garden Tour. Stroudsburg/East Stroudsburg area, gardens will be evaluated in June. Contact Sheila Bortree at 570.629.0279 for info. Myasthenia Gravis Support Group • Meetings: June 9, Aug. 4, Oct. 6, Dec. 1. Info: 570.687.6009, 1.877.596.1491 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.

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.

Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome.

SOCIAL GROUPS

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 PrideFest Pageant: July 8, The Colonnade (401 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). • NEPA PrideFest: Aug. 12, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre.

20 Minutes and A Beer • Jason Wilson: Sales Manager for Adams Outdoor Advertising: May 24, 6-8 p.m., Backyard Ale House, Scranton. Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., WilkesBarre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info. American Wicca & The Garb Wench (americanwicca.org) • Tarot Readings by High Priest Thane Amdor: By appointment Tues., Thurs., Sat. Bring friend, get free reading. To schedule, call 570.793.4095 • Study/Discussion Group: June 2, 7 p.m. Meet like-minded area pagans in safe, sane, fun format. Refreshments. E-mail americanwicca101@yahoo.com to RSVP. Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Monroe County Garden Club

Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101) • Support Group Meetings: third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m. Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/ meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. St Joseph’s Senior Social Club • 3rd Annual Picnic: July 19, Checkerboard Inn (385 Carverton Road, Shavertown). 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. W - compiled by Alexa Cholewa, 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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Salt Springs State Park (Montrose, 570.967.7275, www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org) To register for classes, call 570.833.4034

• Traversing Tremendous Trails: May 26, 1 pm. Series of hikes. • From Weeds to Seeds — Gardening Series: June 2, 30, 1 p.m. Fee. Preregistration appreciated. • Sunday Meditations: June 3, 24, 1 p.m. Fee.

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NEW!! Full size adult ATV. Strong 4 stroke motor. CVT fully automatic transmission with reverse. Electric start. Front & rear luggage racks. Long travel suspension. Disc brakes. Dual stage head lights. Perfect for hunters & trail riders alike. BRAND NEW & READY TO RIDE. $1,995 takes it away. 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

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CHRYSLER `05 300 LIMITED EDITION All wheel drive. Loaded with all power options. Black metallic with grey leather interior. Heated front seats, sunroof, 6 disc CD changer, satellite radio, cruise control, keyless/ alarm. Too many options to list. 79,400 miles. Sharp car, good condition. $10,500. Call 814-9574

HONDA ‘08 ACCORD 4 door, EXL with

Smooth riding, 4.6L, V8, RWD, Auto, Power windows, power locks, New Inspection, Serviced, Silver over blue. Good tires $3,750 Call 823-4008

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

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ACURA `08 TL ATV, 110 CC. Brand New Tomahawk Kids Quad. Only $695 takes it away! 570-817-2952 Wilkes-Barre

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Type S, automatic and manual transmission. 53,000 miles. $18,959 570-479-3452

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570-301-3602 TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT

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

removable hard top, power windows, AM /FM radio with cassette player, CD player, automatic, 4 new tires. Champagne exterior; Italian red leather interior inside. Garage kept, excellent condition. Reduced price to $26,000. Call 570-825-6272

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

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

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

421

Boats & Marinas

GRUMMAN ‘95 DEEPV 16’ 48hp Evinrude 50 lb thrust electric motor. All tackle and life vests included. Live well, fish finder. $4,000 570-579-3975

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

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

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

439

Motorcycles

BMW 2010 K1300S

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

$15,000 FIRM.

Call 570-262-0914 Leave message.

HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON SPORTSTER CUSTOM Loud pipes. Near Mint 174 miles - yes, One hundred and seventy four miles on the clock, original owner. $8000. 570-876-2816

HARLEY DAVIDSON `07

Road King Classic FLHRC. Burgundy / Cream. 6 speed. Cruise control. Back rests, grips, battery tender, cover. Willie G accessories. 19,000 miles. $13,250. Williamsport, PA 262-993-4228

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 DYNA WIDE GLIDE

Golden Anniversary. Silver/Black. New Tires. Extras. Excellent Condition. 19,000 miles $10,000. 570-639-2539

SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800 GL INTRUDER Garage kept, no rust, lots of chrome, black with teal green flake. Includes storage jack & 2 helmets. $3600 570-410-1026


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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied

**Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

NEW 2012 FORD FIESTA SE Automatic, Air, Pwr. Mirrors, PDL, Advance Trac w/Electronic Stability Control, Side Curtains, CD, Cruise Control, 15” Alum. Wheels, Tilt Wheel, Keyless Entry w/Keypad,

NEW 2012 FORD FOCUS SE 4 DR

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT FWD Safety Canopy, Side Impact Air Bags, Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Air, 16” Alum. Wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, CD, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

Auto., CD, Anti-Theft Sys., Side Curtain Air Bags, 16” Alloy Wheels, Tilt Wheel, AC, Instrument Cluster, Message Center, Fog Lamps, MyKey, Convenience Pkg., Cruise Control, Perimeter Alarm, MyFord, SYNC, Sirius Satellite Radio,

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

NEW 2012 FORD ESCAPE XLT 4X4 Safety Canopy, Side Impact Air Bags, Pwr. Driver’s Seat, Auto., PDL, PW, Fog Lamps, Privacy Glass, Roof Rack, Air, 16” Alum. Wheels, CD, Sirius Satellite Radio, Keyless Entry, Rear Cargo Convenience Pkg.,

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

NEW 2012 FORD TAURUS SEL Auto., 3.5L V6, SYNC, Reverse Sensing Sys., Keyless Entry w/Keypad, PW, 18”Alum. Wheels, Anti-Theft Perimeter Alarm, PDL, Sirius Satellite Radio, CD,

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24 Mos. *Tax and tags extra. Security deposit waived. All factory rebates applied **Lease payments based on 24 month lease 21,000 allowable miles. First months payment, $595 Bank Fee, and $2,500 down payment (cash or trade) due at delivery. Sale ends 5/31/12.

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HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 Soft riding FLH.

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

SUZUKI ‘05 M50 RED. MANY

EXTRAS. $3,895. 570-237-6468

YAMAHA ‘97 ROYALSTAR 1300

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

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CHRYSLER `02 TOWN & COUNTRY

Luxury people mover! 87,300 well maintained miles. This like-new van has third row seating, power side & rear doors. Economical V6 drivetrain and all available options. Priced for quick sale $5,495. Generous trade-in allowances will be given on this top-of-the-line vehicle. Call Fran 570-466-2771 Scranton

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Accounting/ Finance

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

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

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MERCURY `03 MOUNTAINEER

AWD. Third row seating. Economical 6 cylinder automatic. Fully loaded with all available options. 93k pampered miles. Garage kept. Safety / emissions inspected and ready to go. Sale priced at $6995. Trade-ins accepted. Tag & title processing available with purchase. Call Fran for an appointment to see this outstanding SUV. 570-466-2771 Scranton

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MITSUBISHI `11

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AWD, Black interior/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only Low Miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $22,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

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DODGE ‘05 CARAVAN

SXT Special Edition. Stow and go, beautiful van. Leather heated seats with sunroof, tinted windows, luggage rack. Brandy color, 85K miles. $11,875 negotiable 570-301-4929

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

506 Administrative/ Clerical

FINANCIAL AID OFFICER McCann School of

Business & Technology is seeking an immediate full-time, Financial Aid Officer at our New WilkesBarre Campus. Associates Degree Required. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred. Benefits include 401K, Vacation, Sick Time, Medical, Vision and Dental, Holidays. Please send resume to: anthony. naro@mccann.edu NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

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Full time position in manufacturing office environment to assist with preparing and maintaining documents and files, answering phones, taking meeting minutes, general office duties. Proficient with Microsoft Office. Other responsibilities will include helping in other departments on special projects as needed. Good organizational and communication skills are required. Interested candidates should reply to: AMERICAN SILK MILLS 75 STARK STREET PLAINS, PA 18705

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

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Supercuts is hiring full & part-time stylists to cut, color & wax. Supercuts stylists are offered exclusive training to deliver all the latest trends. Flexible hours as well as excellent base pay + higher earning potential. Call Kourtney at 570-208-1542 or log on to supercuts.com to find out how you can join our team in Wilkes Barre!

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

ENTRY LEVEL CONSTRUCTION LABORER Two person crew, no experience necessary, company will train. The work is outdoor, fast-paced, very physical and will require the applicant to be out of town for eight day intervals followed by six days off. Applicants must have a valid PA drivers license and clean driving record. Starting wage is negotiable but will be no less than $14.00 per with family health, dental and 401k.

Apply at R.K. Hydro-Vac, Inc. 1075 Oak St., Pittston, PA 18640

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NOW HIRING CLASS A OTR DRIVERS Van Hoekelen Greenhouses is a family owned business located in McAdoo, PA. We have immediate openings for reliable full-time tractor trailer drivers, to deliver product to our customers across the 48 states. Our premier employment package includes: • Hourly Pay- including paid detention time, and guaranteed 8 hours per day • Safety Bonus - $.05/mile paid quarterly • Great Benefits - 100% paid health insurance, vision, dental, life, STD, 401K, vacation time, and holiday pay. • Pet & Rider Program • Well maintained freightliners and reefer trailers • Continuous year-round steady work with home time Requirements are: Valid Class A CDL, minimum 1 year OTR experience, must lift 40lbs, and meet driving and criminal record guidelines

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ROOFERS/PAINTERS Painters with spackling experience. Roofers with carpentry experience. Must be professional and experienced. Amateurs need not apply. Call 570-654-4348

522

Education/ Training

MASSAGE THERAPIST INSTRUCTOR Immediate opening

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

Food Service Manager THE NUTRITION GROUP is accepting resumes for Food Service Director positions in our school food service operations in the tri-county area. Minimum requirements: food service management, dietician, or culinary degree. Significant equivalent experience will be considered. Food service management experience preferred. Competitive wages/ benefits. Submit cover letter and resume to eastoffice@the nutritiongroup.biz and comment on willingness to commute or relocate. Three references are required.

for Massage Therapist instructor Minimum 3 years work experience as a massage therapist required. Teaching experience a plus but not required. Fax resume to: 570-287-7936 Or send to Director of Education Fortis Institute 166 Slocum Street Forty Fort PA 18704

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BARTENDERS & SERVERS NEEDED

Competitive Wages. Guaranteed Hours. Hiring for both locations. Apply in Person, no phone calls. TIPSY TURTLE 245 Owen Street Swoyersville

Busy Country Club Seeking Full Time, Experienced, Year Round

CHEF/BANQUET CHEF Must be capable of

ordering and running several functions at once. Apply Within Monday ~ Sunday 8am to 5pm 10 CLUBHOUSE DRIVE DRUMS, PA 18222 OR E-MAIL johns@ sandspringsgolf. com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

Fire & Ice Restaurant

Growing, Successful, Award Winning Restaurant

SEEKING: COOKS SERVERS HOSTESSES BARTENDERS

Summit 50 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, or contact Karen Coleman at 570-825-3488 or email karen.coleman@ goldenliving.com EOE M/F/D/V

KITCHEN HELP Pizza maker, pre-pare salads, hoagies, etc. Full or part time. Weekends a must. Apply Within ANTONIOS 501 Main Street White Haven Shopping Center

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Human Resources

PAYROLL, AP AND HR

Lakeside Health and Rehabilitation Center is looking for someone with Payroll, AP and HR experience. Candidate should possess strong computer and customer service skills and at least 1 year of experience in a skilled nursing center preferred. 245 OLD LAKE RD. DALLAS, PA 18612, 570-639-1885. E.O.E.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Full time for WilkesBarre area high rise. On call duties required. Candidate must have experience & knowledge of basic plumbing, electrical, carpentry and maintenance repair. Must have reliable transportation. $11/hour to start, paid holidays, sick and vacation days available. Drug test & background check required. Please send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 4030 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

FORKLIFT MECHANIC

Action Lift, Inc., located in Pittston, PA, is the exclusive dealership for Crown and TCM forklifts for NEPA. We are seeking a full time forklift mechanic to troubleshoot, repair and diagnose Crown & other makes of lift trucks. Good written & verbal communication skills, as well as customer care skills are necessary. A valid driver’s license & the ability to safely operate lift trucks are required. Previous forklift mechanical experience or technical school graduate will be considered. We offer an excellent wage and benefits package, as well as 401K Retirement Savings Plan, paid holidays, paid vacation & much more. For an interview, please call Mike Phelan at 570-655-2100 x115.

MECHANIC

HEAVY EQUIPMENT

Mericle Construction, Inc. is seeking a mechanic to perform all types of large heavy equipment maintenance. Must have a strong working knowledge of transmissions, diesel engines, final drives, torque converters, hydraulic systems, & electrical systems; possess 5 years experience, class B PA driver’s license & own tools. Salary commensurate with experience & includes full benefit package. Submit resume to or apply in person: MERICLE CONSTRUCTION 100 Baltimore Drive Wilkes-Barre Pa 18702 hr@mericle.com

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Logistics/ Transportation

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Marketing/ Product

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WEB DESIGNER

PRM is looking to expand its offerings but in order to accomplish this, we are looking to increase the size of the PRM team. PRM is looking for a skilled web designer who thrives on working with a small, talented and dedicated team creating cutting edge web designs for a variety of platforms. We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope so we’re looking for creative individuals with new ideas and design techniques. A talented designer with experience in html, css, php and knowledge of Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Wordpress would be ideal. Candidates personal interest and passion for the field will be a determining factor. Standard Requirements: - Great Design skills. - Create and edit web pages using HTML, CSS, PHP, and Content Management Systems. - Create and edit images and graphics for website use. - Ability to multitask. - Strong analysis and research skills. - Ability to work remotely. PROGRAMS & SOFTWARE- DREAMWEAVER, PHOTOSHOP, FTP, WORDPRESS Other Helpful qualifications: - JavaScript and JQuery experience - XML and possibly Flash experience - LAMP environments Candidate must have a continuing personal interest in latest digital technologies, Web software, social media, videos, photography, etc.

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Logistics/ Transportation

Drivers: $2,500 Sign-On Bonus Home Nightly Hazleton, PA Dedicated Run. CDL-A, 1 year experience required. Estenson Logistics. Apply: www.goelc.com 1-866-336-9642

CDL CLASS A TRUCK DRIVERS WANTED Local trucking

company looking for motivated class A CDL drivers to join our team. Van and Flatbed work available. Weekends home and great pay. Lease to own options. Call 877-295-0849, ext 304 or 301 for more info.

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.

LOWBOY DRIVER

LATONA TRUCKING INC, Pittston, PA. Has immediate opening for an experienced Lowboy Driver having a CDL/Class A License. For an application apply in person at Latona Trucking, 620 South Main St., Pittston or email resume and references to latonabrett@ comcast.net

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Marketing/ Product

MARKETING/SALES

Full Time, Part Time experienced Marketing/Salespersons. Identify and connect with senior executives, open doors and arrange meetings. Must have excellent phone skills. Fax Resume to: (866)969-0690 Email to: CMCNortheast@ verizon.net

Mystery Shoppers Needed in Shavertown Go to www.custom erfeedbackllc.com to sign up.

Part Time /Full Time COPYWRITER PRM is looking to expand its offerings but in order to accomplish this, we are looking to increase the size of the PRM team. PRM is looking for a part-time/full-time copywriter who thrives on working with a small, talented and dedicated team creating cutting edge content for our clients’ websites, social media accounts and electronic media placements (tv/radio). We pride ourselves on pushing the envelope so we’re looking for creative individuals with new ideas for a wide range of businesses.

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MERCY CENTER NURSING UNIT, INC.

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

NURSING CNA

7-3 PART 3-11 FULL PER DIEM

Industrial Paint Distributor Looking for cus-

tomer service oriented individual to assist in taking and fulfilling paint orders and gaining knowledge of product line. Duties include: matching custom colors, mixing paint, inventory control. Full time with benefits after 90 days. SEND RESUMES TO: collette@gocolours. com

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Competitive salary and compensation package which includes health insurance including Vacation, sick time and personal days, 403B retirement, credit union, tuition reimbursement. Partial Benefits available for parttime employees. If you are interested in joining a compassionate and professional organization, fax resume to 570674-3132; email to: hresources@mcnu. org, apply in person at Mercy Center, Lake Street, Dallas; or call 570-675-2131 ext. 378. Mercy Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Sales/Retail/ Business Development

Retail Jewelry Sales Must have experi-

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545

Marketing/ Product

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

Kingston Commons

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

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MANUFACTURING Dynamically growing Sheet Metal & Assembly Manufacturer has immediate multiple openings looking for FULL and PART TIME workers on all three shifts for the following positions:

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Appliances

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

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MEMORIAL SHRINE PARK One Gravesite $400.00 570-675-0102

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Furniture & Accessories

BUNK BED, loft style, $75. Oriental furniture, black lacquer with mother of pearl & ornate soapstone designs. Four panel, 6’ room screen, $300. Coffee table, $175. 4 nesting tables, $75. Room divider, $125. 2 linen chests, $125 each. 570-991-1016

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* 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

Mattress Queen Pillow Top Set New in Plastic Must Sell ASAP Can Deliver. $150 Call Steve @ 570-280-9628 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

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Jewelry

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Furniture & Accessories

BED Little Tikes race car bed, complete, 2 sets of toddler sheets/comforters (Disney Cars & Super Hero Squad) all in great condition used for less than a year. $60. for all. (570) 706-1407

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758 Miscellaneous CEMETERY flower arrangement in basket, 3 different. $7. each. 570-654-1622 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVER ITEMS: Microwave Carousel Sharp $10. Brok-onic TV-VCR combo $10. Admiral 23 automatic dehumidifier $40. Brand new ceiling fan model CH-42 $10. 1 box boys Huggies pullups $10. 2 boxes girl’s training pants for overnight $10 each. V-tech phone answering machine $5. Assorted Bob the Builder videos $2. each. Vintage suitcase with keys $20. Assorted boys clothes size 14-16 $2. each. Assorted single bed sheets $3. each. set. 570-445-9207 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS white double bowl cast iron sink 33”w x8”deep with Moen accessories, excellent condition $60. Grey metal office computer desk 30” x48”, 2 drawers, key & tray $45. 570-678-3532

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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

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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

WEST PITTSTON

225-227 Boston Ave Double block. Wyoming Area schools. Out of flood zone. 1 side rented to long term tenant at $525 /month. Other side remodeled - move in or rent at $650/month. 3 bedrooms each side, gas furnaces, sunrooms, large yard. $149,000. Call 570-357-0042


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906 Homes for Sale WEST WYOMING

Apartments/ Unfurnished

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

DURYEA 196 Foote Avenue

Corner lot, bordering Foote Ave and McAlpine St. Commercial zoning. $10,000 or best offer. Please Call 610-675-9132

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 3 bedroom, 2 bath

home in great condition in park. $18,000. Financing available with $3,000 down. Call 570-477-2845

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

AVOCA Modern & spacious

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Modern 1 bedroom, off-street parking, washer/dryer hook up, appliances, dishwasher, built-in bookcases, $435/ month +utilities. Call (908)362-8670

3 bedrooms, 1st floor, large closets. Hardwood floors. New gas furnace. Garage. No dogs, no smoking. $1200/month, plus utilities & security, includes yard maintenance, water & garbage. Call 570-407-3600

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BRAND NEW luxury apartments on the 14th floor of the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Experience safe and comfortable downtown living with incredible views from the highest building in the Valley, Rents include new stainless steel appliances, washer/dryer, central A/C, all utilities, high speed internet, video security, and a parking space at intermodal garage. Only two 2 bedroom at $1150/mo and one 1 bedroom at $900/mo left! Floor plans at www.65psa .com. Call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577 to schedule an appointment. DUPONT Completely remodeled, modern 2 bedroom townhouse style apartment. Lots of closet space, with new carpets and completely repainted. Includes stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer hook up. Nice yard & neighborhood, no pets. $595 + security. Call 570-479-6722

DURYEA

2nd Floor, 2 bedroom, kitchen, living room, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, 3 rooms, wall to wall carpeting, sewer included. Quiet neighborhood, No pets. $485 per month, lease, 1st, and security deposit, and references required. Call 570498-0949

LARKSVILLE bedrooms, living

2 room, kitchen, bath. gas heat. $450 month + utilities. 1 year lease & $450 security. Off street parking. 570-899-0295

FORTY FORT

2 bedroom nice & clean. Great neighborhood. Air, all appliances. Storage. Security with 1 year lease. $595 month + electric. No pets. Non smoking (570) 466-0005

FORTY FORT

Ransom Street, 1st floor, 1 bedroom, dining room, oak hardwood floors, central air, range & fridge included. Off street parking. $585/month utilities by tenant. Security, references, lease, pets maybe? Handicapped accessible 570-287-5775 or 570-332-1048.

FORTY FORT

Yates Street

Excellent neighborhood. 3 bedroom apt. with spacious living room, 1.5 baths, off28 street parking, no pets, no smoking. $750 month + utilities Call 570-287-9009 for appointment

KINGSTON

2nd floor, 3 1/2 rooms, all appliances included. Off street parking. Sewer & water included. New carpet. $575/mo + utilities and security. NO PETS Call 570-331-7412

KINGSTON

Beautiful, oversized executive style apartment in large historic home. Two bedrooms, one bath, granite kitchen, hardwood floors, dining room, living room, basement storage, beautiful front porch, washer/ dryer. $1,100 monthly plus utilities. No smoking. Call 570-472-1110

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Nice area. Modern, clean, 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Recently painted. Refrigerator & stove, washer/dryer hook up, off-street parking, no dogs. $525/ month & security, includes heat, water & sewer. 570-545-6057

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NANTICOKE

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

NANTICOKE

Spacious 1 bedroom 1st floor. New carpeting, gas range and fridge included. Garage parking, no dogs. References and security required. $450/mo. Water, sewer, garbage fee incl. Tenant pays gas and electric 570-696-3596

NEWPORT TOWNSHIP 2 bedroom apartment, 2nd floor, all electric heat, $475/month 570-333-4627

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2 bedroom, 1 bath. Nice neighborhood. Off street parking Own basement. $500/month + utilities + 1 mo. security 347-668-6568

2 bedrooms, refrigerator & stove , washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok. $650/month, plus utilities & security. (570)814-2752

PITTSTON

Half double in nice quiet neighborhood. Three bedrooms, eat in kitchen. All appliances included. Off street parking with lawncare and snow removal provided by owner. $800/month,1st/last month security with one year lease. Call 570-237-0833 or 570-655-8412

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Recently renovated. All appliances, washer/dryer hookup. Wall to wall carpeting & window dressings. Off street parking. $600 per month + utilities, security & references. No smoking. No pets. Call 570-574-1143

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WEST PITTSTON 2nd floor, 1 bedroom

Eat-in kitchen, stove, refrigerator, disposal. Full bath Living room, den washer/dryer in basement. $600/ month + electric. References, credit check, security + 1st month. No smoking, no pets. 570.262.0671

WEST WYOMING Small, modern 1

bedroom efficiency. Corner shower, Berber carpeting, track lighting, No pets/smoking. Lease/security & references. Heat, water/sewer/electric included. $625/per month Call (570) 954-1329

WILKES-BARRE

2nd floor, spacious, clean, 2 bedroom apartment.Screened porch and deck, all appliances included, $650+utilities plus 1 month security, no pets. Garage available, walking distance to Wilkes University. 570-650-3008 or 570-881-8979

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Commercial Properties

WILKES-BARRE

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

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Center City, WB

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Affordable, modern office space at the Luzerne Bank Building on Public Square. Rents include internet, heat, central air, utilities, trash removal, and nightly cleaning, all without a sneaky CAM charge. Parking available at the intermodal garage via our covered bridge. We can remodel to suit. Brokers protected. Check us out at www.65psa.com or call Jeff Pyros at 570-822-8577

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PLYMOUTH

WILKES-BARRE & Surrounding Areas

AVAILABLE RENTALS: WILKES-BARRE: 4 bedroom 1/2 double. Yard, Off street parking. $725. + utilities WILKES-BARRE: 2 bedroom apartment, Off street parking, yard $460. + utilities PLAINS: New carpeting. 1 bedroom. $425. + utilities PLAINS: 3 bedroom, yard, Off street parking $525. + utilities Appliances are included in all rental units. Lease, credit check, references required. Tina Randazzo 570-899-3407

WILKES-BARRE

VICTORIAN CHARM 34 W. Ross St. 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Most utilities included. Historic building is non smoking/no pets. Base rent $700/mo. Security, references required. View at houpthouse.com. 570-762-1453

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Commercial Properties

DOLPHIN PLAZA

Rte. 315 1,000 & 3,800 Sq. Ft. WILL DIVIDE OFFICE / RETAIL Call 570-829-1206

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, no pets, $700/month, plus utilities & security. Call (570)592-5030

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DALLAS

FOR SALE OR RENT Single home in gated retirement village. 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car garage. Granite countertops, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, appliances included. Quiet 55 plus community. No Pets. One year lease. $1675/mo + utilities & security. Monthly maintenance fee included. 570-592-3023

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NANTICOKE

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

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SHAVERTOWN 3 bedrooms,

off-street parking, fenced yard, dishwasher. $760/month, + utilities. Section 8 Accepted 570-328-8643

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SHAVERTOWN

Immaculate 2 bedroom Cape Cod with eat in kitchen, hardwood floors, gas heat, detached garage. $950/mo. + utilities and security deposit. Call now! 570-675-3178

SHICKSHINNY

3 bedroom house. Newly remodeled. Off street parking. Lots of privacy. Section 8 welcome. $600 / month. 570-814-8299 or 570-542-5821 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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WEST PITTSTON

Charming 1/2 double, newly renovated downstairs, 3 bedrooms, living & dining & breakfast rooms, kitchen. 1.5 baths, hardwood floors downstairs. beautiful woodwork & pocket doors. Dish washer, washer/dryer hook up. Front & back porches, fenced yard, garage, full attic & basement, gas heat. $800 + heat & utilities. 1st, last, security & references required. 570-675-0150

959 Mobile Homes

971 Vacation & Resort Properties

ORLANDO, FLORIDA

Sheraton Vistana Resort. 2 bedroom, 2 bath Villa. Sleeps 8, full kitchen, all resort amenities included. Week of June 8-15. $695 per week. 570-709-2010

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HUNLOCK CREEK

1 bedroom, 1 bath furnished mobile home. $425/ month. Includes water, sewer & trash. Call 570-477-2845

962

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1006

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WILKES-BARRE

941

DUCTLESS A/C $84.00 per

month Call 570-736HVAC (4822)

1024

Building & Remodeling

DRIVEWAYS, SIDEWALKS, STONE WORK

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Williams & Franks Inc

Masonry - Concrete Brick-Stonework. Chimneys-Stucco” “NO JOB TOO SMALL” “Damage repair specialist” 570-466-2916

1057Construction & Building Specializing in all types of home improvements, complete remodeling from start to finish, additions, roofing, siding, electrical and plumbing, all types of excavation & demolition, sidewalks and concrete work, new home construction, with new model on display. Free estimates, licensed, insured. Call Frank at 570-479-1203

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ROOFING & SIDING. Kitchens & Baths. Painting. All types of construction. Free Estimates. 35 years experience. 570-831-5510

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

SAINT JOHN Apartments 419 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre

One bedroom apt available for only $516 per month including all utilities.

• Secured Senior Building for age 62 & older. • YOU regulate heat & air conditioning • Laundry Room Access • Community Room/Fully equipped kitchen for special events • 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance • Garage & off street parking • Curbside public transportation

ALWAYS READY HAULING Moving, Deliveries, Property & Estate Cleanups, Attics, Cellars, Yards, Garages, Construction Sites, Flood Damage & More. CHEAPER THAN A DUMPSTER!! SAME DAY SERVICE Free Estimates 570-301-3754

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Painting & Wallpaper

A.B.C. Professional Painting 36 Yrs Experience We Specialize In New Construction Residential Repaints Comm./Industrial All Insurance Claims Apartments Interior/Exterior Spray,Brush, Rolls WallpaperRemoval Cabinet Refinishing Drywall/Finishing Power Washing Deck Specialist Handy Man FREE ESTIMATES Larry Neer 570-606-9638

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