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VOL.19 ISSUE 36 JULY 18-24, 2012 • THEWEEKENDER.COM

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What’s your favorite puppet character?

John Popko

Nikki M. Mascali

“Can’t say that I have one in particular, but I did enjoy ‘The Muppets’ when I was younger.”

“As a vampire, it’s in my blood to love The Count, but I’m not really fond of puppetry.”

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“Animal from ‘The Muppets.’”

“The Count.”

Stephanie DeBalko Staff Writer • 570.829.7132 sdebalko@theweekender.com

“The entire ‘Crank Yankers’ crew.”

Amanda Dittmar

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“Elmo, I used to walk around with a stuffed one religiously as a kid.”

Tell@wkdr your favorite puppet character

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“King Friday XIII from ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.’”

Letter from the editor

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t’s a big week here in the world of the Weekender. First up, let’s look back to last week’s cover story about the Vans Warped Tour that hits Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain Wednesday. Each year Weekender ventures to the often hot-ashell mountaintop to spend the day listening to the tour’s acts, from up-and-comers to the established acts (like NEPA’s own Motionless in White, for example), chatting with the nonprofits in attendance and, let’s face it, working on our tans in the process. This year will be no different … with the exception of us having some pretty appropriate swag. Look for myself and Staff Writer Stephanie DeBalko to score your very own pair of our brand-spanking new Weekender sunglasses. But be forewarned: We

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might make you work for them. Moving right along to this week, I’m excited about our cover story on the f irst locally done performance of “Avenue Q,” which the powers that be at The Music Box hope is the f irst of many new types of shows the theater will showcase. Find out more about the play — and our scantily clad cover gal and her felt-y friends — on pgs. 14-15. As our longtime columnist Jim Rising’s “But Then Again” says goodbye this week, we welcome two new features to our pages. While you may be familiar with Stephanie’s book reviews and her plethora of other writing she does here at the Weekender, you might not know she’s quite the fashion plate. You will now, thanks to the debut of “The F Word,” our new fashion column. Check it out on p. 38. On p. 44, Estella Sweet pens her f irst “Life is a Drag” column for us. In the coming weeks, expect advice and life lessons that only a drag queen could provide. That’s all that I have room for, so as always, thanks for reading! -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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THIS JUST IN ... 7 LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ... 20 CONCERTS ... 22-23 THEATER ... 30 AGENDA ... 36, 39, 48, 51, 54, 59 SPEAK & SEE ... 45 CAR & BIKE ... 62

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STAGE & SCREEN MOVIE REVIEW … 28 NOVEL APPROACH … 30 ‘THE DARK KNIGHT’ … 31 LORDS OF DRAWTOWN II … 32 STARSTRUCK … 34 THE RALPHIE REPORT … 34

FOOD & FASHION NEWS OF THE WEIRD ... 10 PUZZLE … 36 DISH … 37 THE F WORD … 38 BUT THEN AGAIN … 42 WHO IS … 43 LIFE IS A DRAG … 44 BITCH & BRAG … 52 TELL US … 52

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ON THE COVER

By Weekender Staff

weekender@theweekender.com

VINTAGE BACK IN SEPTEMBER The Vintage Theater announced in a press release Tuesday that while it cannot yet state the specific address or name, its founders have secured a future location in downtown Scranton. The release noted that they foresee a September re-opening. The Vintage will hold two fundraisers to advance the opening. A cabaret night featuring performances of the musical, mystical, spoken and comedic arts will be held Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. at the Harry Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton). Tickets are $15. On Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., a fundraiser featuring live music, art and basket raffles will be held at Mert’s (310 Penn Ave., Scranton). Tickets are $20, open bar includes beer, well drinks, wine and appetizers. For more info, visit scrantonsvintagetheater.com. GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN Girls Night In, a slumber party benefit for Marley’s Mission, will be held Friday, Aug. 17 at the Hilton Conference Center (100 Adams Ave., Scranton). The women-only event will be hosted by Julie Sidoni of WNEP and Selena from Froggy 101. It will feature a full night of pampering, including shopping, facials and specialty drinks. For reservations, call 570.343.3000. Must be 21 to attend. GOING TO THE DOGS The second annual Pocono Motorcycle Ride to Benefit America’s VetDogs will be held Sunday, Aug. 19. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the ride starts at 10:30 a.m. It begins and ends at McGinley’s Pocono Trail Lodge (Route 115, Blakeslee). “Ride the Raceway” is a special feature where 50 VIP bikes will ride on the Pocono Raceway’s NASCAR Track. Cost for the VIP package is $50 per bike. Pre-registration is required, call 570.730.6530 or e-mail dog1@ptd.net. Regular registration is $25 for the first rider, $10 for second rider, including coffee and donuts before the ride and lunch at McGinley’s after. To donate a

‘Cake Boss’ Buddy Valastro returns to the Kirby Center in December. raffle prize, call the number above. For more info, visit VetDogs.org or GuideDogPup.com. ‘MOUNTAINGROWN’ HITS THE DECK The “Weekender/Mountaingrown Original Music Series” show that will be held Wednesday, July 18 at The Woodlands (1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.) will be held outside for the first time in its eight-year existence. Featuring George Wesley, the performance will take place on the Havana Outdoor Deck from 10-11 p.m. There is no cover, and the show will be broadcast live on 102.3-FM The Mountain. ON AIR Episode five of “DJ RocnRol TV” will air on ION TV Thursday, July 26 at 6 a.m. and Thursday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 a.m. The episode features Ricardo Parham, aka DJ RocnRol, interviewing Sister Mary Alice from St. Joseph’s Center about its work and its annual St. Joseph’s Summer Festival, plus updates on Sound For Scoliosis and The Steamtown Music Showcase. Episode six airs Thursday, Aug. 2 at 6 a.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 a.m. with an interview with Nancy Reese, director of NEPA Animal Adoption Network and local artist Amber Crystals. View previous episodes on YouTube.com/DJROCNROL. BOOK ’EM, NEPA Area citizens will be “locked up” Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kildare’s Irish Pub (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton) for Muscular Dystrophy Association. Each participant will “raise bail” by encouraging donations to MDA’s lifesaving programs. Anyone interested in volunteering can call 570.234.2450.

CAKE FOR CHRISTMAS Buddy Valastro of TLC’s “Cake Boss” will return to the F.M. Kirby Center (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. as part of his “Homemade for the Holidays” tour. Tickets, which are $25-$45, go on sale Friday, July 20 at 10 a.m. via the box office, Ticketmaster or by calling 570.826.1100; a Kirby Members pre-sale begins Wednesday, July 18 at 10 a.m. A limited number of $85 VIP tickets are also available and include a post-show meet and greet, “Cake Boss” tour laminate and a holiday surprise. In other Kirby Center news, the Thursday, July 20 screening of Grand Experiment’s independent film “The Joe We Know” has been canceled in light of the most-recent controversy surrounding Penn State. For more info on the film, visit grandexperiment.org. NEW AT PHOENIX Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409 Main St., Duryea) has introduced two new teachers. Nicole Rasmus will serve as a vocal coach, and Paul J. Gallo will teach stage combat. Classes will be scheduled at the discretion of the teachers. Rasmus has a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater from Marywood University and a Master of Arts degree in theater from Montclair State University. She can be seen in the upcoming BBC reality show “The Choir.” Classes are $15 per half hour. Gallo has been trained by The Society of American Fight Directors and has been involved in stage combat since 1995. The class will run 12 weeks. Participants should prepare for intense physical activity and dress appropriately. Cost is $20 a week, $200 W up front.

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Hard Times: (1) In May, the Missoula (Mont.) Sheriff’s Office was investigating the theft of a car from the victim’s yard — a 1976 Ford Pinto (which, in addition to being a Pinto, had four flat tires). (2) In Mesa, Ariz., in May, Manuel Ovalle, 35, was charged with burglary after allegedly breaking into a home and taking a PlayStation 3 and two bags of water from the home’s swimming pool. (Ovalle told police his own home had no water supply.) THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT -- When Sherry Bush returned home in Westlake, Ohio, in May, she found an “invoice” written on a napkin, left by “Sue Warren,” billing her $75 for a housecleaning that Warren had done while Bush was out. However, Bush never heard of Warren, and there had been reports by others in Westlake of Warren’s aggressive acquisition of “clients.” “Did you get the wrong house?” Bush asked Warren when she found “Sue Warren Cleaning” online. “No,” said Warren, “I do this all the time. I just stop and clean your house.” Warren was not immediately charged with a crime. -- Disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker still owes the IRS a reported $6 million and now sells a line of “survival” products to help true believers live through the coming apocalypse. (It is unclear whether believers need to “survive,” since the popular reading of the apocalypse casts it as a fast track to heaven for the faithful.) The Talking Points Memo blog did some comparative shopping and found many of Bakker’s items to be overpriced by as much as 100 percent. Bakker also offers the devout a $100 Silver Solution Total Body Cleanse Kit, which includes enemas. RADICAL SCIENCE -- Medical Marvel: A 63-yearold woman in South Korea bit into a portion of squid and later felt “bug-like organisms” moving around in her mouth. According to doctors at the National Center for Biotechnology Information in Bethesda, Md., writing in a recent paper, the squid had probably expelled its spermatophores

as if it were attempting insemination. (When squid is eaten in the West, the internal organs have been removed, but apparently not in South Korea.) A scientist who has worked with squid commented on the professional network Science 2.0, “I’ve probably had hundreds of spermatophores ejaculate on my fingers and never felt a sting.” -- A start-up venture in Singapore announced in June that it has developed an adult diaper made of “Sofshell,” a substance that hardens on contact and redistributes weight — so that if seniors fall on their rear ends, the impact will be absorbed with a lesser risk of broken bones. One of the developers demonstrated by dropping a bowling ball on a cell phone protected by the material, and the phone suffered not a scratch. -- Bullfighting may be on the wane in some countries because of complaints about cruelty, but in the village of Aproz, Switzerland, there is a replacement each May: Cow-fighting contests. According to a Wall Street Journal dispatch, this is a serious business, especially for Alain Balet, whose cow Manathan has won the heavyweight title for three years running and who “follow(s) training regimens worthy of professional athletes,” including engaging masseuses. The action, however, is mostly head-butting (plus “abundant slobber,” reported the Journal), and the “contest” is won when one of the cows loses interest and wanders away. Balet pointed out an obvious additional pleasure in raising championship cows: “It’s still a cow. I can eat her.”

REDNECK CHRONICLES Police in Decatur, Ala., were called to a home on South Locust Street in May on a report of a gunshot. They found that a 61year-old man, who had been drinking beer to ease his toothache, had finally had enough and attempted to eliminate the tooth by shooting his jaw with a .25caliber pistol. He was hospitalized. RECURRING THEMES Undignified Deaths: (1) A prominent karate instructor and superhero impersonator (of the Marvel Comics character Wolverine) was found dead in Carshalton, England, in February, and a coroner’s inquest in May determined it was yet another sexualmisadventure death. The 50 year old was discovered wrapped in a red nylon sheet with his neck and ankles tightly bound in what police estimated was three rolls of cling film. (2) Though authorities could not be certain, evidence suggests that Vicente Benito, whose body was found in his home in the village of Canizal, Spain, in May, might have been lying there for almost 20 years. The mayor of the 520person hamlet told a reporter for London’s The Guardian that since the man had always been a hermit, he had apparently not been missed. No one noticed a smell coming from the home, but since the house was close to a pigsty, that was not unusual, either. READERS’ CHOICE (1) A pair of mated giant tortoises that had lived in harmony for 115 years in zoos in Klagenfurt, Austria, are a couple no more, and apparently things ended badly. In June, the female Bibi bit off part of the male Poldi’s shell, and efforts to reconcile the pair, including using aphrodisiacs, proved futile. (2) Daniel Collins Jr., 72, was charged with aggravated assault in Teaneck, N.J., in June after allegedly threatening to shoot a 47-yearold neighbor. Collins said he was reacting to the neighbor’s passing gas loudly outside Collins’ apartment after the two men had been W discussing noise. Try News of the Weird Pro Edition at NewsoftheWeird.blogspot.com.


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By Nick Delorenzo

Special to the Weekender

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n the past few weeks I’ve observed or experienced at least five device-related mishaps. The first was when our dog stepped on the cord to my laptop, yanking it off the table and sending it tumbling face down onto the hardwood floor. Then my fiancee knocked her phone off the table, shattering the display. Later that night, I did the same thing. Fortunately, with some self-made repairs and extended warranties, no lasting damage was done. But it prompted some thought about durability. The laptop that broke was a brand-new Asus. A much older

Dell laptop that I use for light duties suffered the same fate twice but didn’t receive any damage. One of my first smartphones, an HTC XV6700, was a brick compared to today’s devices. But it survived being stepped on, dropped countless times, chewed on by a puppy and a plethora of other indignities. What gives? It’s not just, “They don’t make things like they used to.” Over time, more people are using more devices, which are getting more compact. As you reduce the size of a device and increase complexity, it’s almost inevitable it will become more fragile.

Let’s set aside the fact that these devices are all costly and becoming more necessary and the fact that the economy is still terrible, so being able to afford them hasn’t gotten any easier. In a few years, things could progress to the point where everyone essentially becomes a walking insurance claim. Trip and fall on the street with your laptop bag, and you could be out $5,000 just like that. And it’s not just the devices that are at risk. The information stored on them is valuable as well and it can be impossible to retrieve, depending on the nature of the damage or loss. Even getting mugged has

The devices we use every day are getting less durable as we become more dependent on them. changed. Before, they could take your wallet and maybe a few dollars. If you canceled your credit cards and alerted the right people, that could be the end of it. Now, if a criminal takes your phone, you’ve lost not only a valuable piece of hardware but all of your contacts, e-mails and information contained within it — potentially including your banking information. It’s possible to take precautions

against this, but how many people have done so? I’d wager most people haven’t. Rather than cash, the more technology you carry around, the more vulnerable you are — both to accidents and criminals. W Nick DeLorenzo is director of interactive and new media for The Times Leader. E-mail him at ndelorenzo@timesleader.com.

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T. Doyle Leverett, director of the Music Box Players’ production of ‘Avenue Q,’ gets cozy with Lucy the Slut, a puppet from the show.

‘There’s a fine, fine line’ … and Music Box director/board member hopes to cross it often starting with ‘Avenue Q’ By Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

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rowing up, adulthood seems like it’s going to be fantastic. You’ll follow your dreams, get a degree in something useful like philosophy and eventually move to Manhattan to live in a brownstone and frequent exclusive clubs. Shows like “Sesame Street” and “Fraggle Rock” taught us that as long as you’re true to yourself, you can hang out with puppets and be whatever you want to be. But once you reach your 20s and face the harsh reality of finding a job, an apartment and a life, it becomes apparent all of that is

a load of bull. Life is hard, it’s not all cookies and camaraderie, and puppets don’t actually come to life to help you figure out your problems. Unless you’re in the musical “Avenue Q,” where they do, but they drop the F-bomb more than Chelsea Handler, and the songs are less learning how to count and more “Everyone’s A Little Bit Racist.” “This is very, very much an adult show. Even though it has puppets, it is absolutely not for children,” said T. Doyle Leverett, director of the Music Box Players’ upcoming production of “Avenue Q.”

“So we had a little bit of trepidation about that. But the slogan I keep speaking to myself is, ‘This ain’t your momma’s Music Box.’ And so we have a whole field of plays that we are interested in producing now and developing a new and younger audience, which we haven’t done so much of in the last few years.” Leverett noted that the mature subject matter was his only hesitation about putting the musical on locally. But when tickets are purchased for the shows July 20-Aug. 5 at the Swoyersville dinner playhouse, individuals will be repeatedly reminded about its mature content. Although it would be hard to miss that fact if you’re at all familiar with “Avenue Q”

and its cast of 14 actors and 11 puppets, including Lucy the Slut and Mrs. Thistletwat. “‘Avenue Q’ is about a group of 20-somethings and centers around Princeton, who has recently graduated

and is looking to start his life in the city,” Leverett, who is on the theater company’s board of directors, explained. “He wants to live close to Manhattan but he finds as he looks for an apartment that the

Mrs. Thistletwat, Anjannette Roczniak, Kate Monster and Nicole Rasmus.


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Clockwise from left: Princeton and Kyle Segarra; Jonathan Wallace, Rod, Nicky and Karl Kleist; Amanda Shaffern, Lucy, Princeton and Segarra. only thing he can afford is way out on Avenue Q … He meets a group of characters, some of whom are human and some of whom are puppets.”

Reliving the ‘halcyon days’

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“I’m not pulling any punches. I’m not softening or changing or censoring the show at all just because it’s here and it’s The Music Box.”

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in many of the Music Box’s productions are “encouraging and expectant,” and everyone is waiting to see how this show does before willingly proceeding onto other uncharted territory. “There are new shows that we’ve never considered before that we are considering. And once again, this makes it even doubly important that ‘Avenue Q’ sells well,” Leverett shared. “Because then we can say, ‘Look, we’ve had this success with a show we ordinarily wouldn’t have done.’ That opens up 100 different shows we could do, and so we’re sort of at a crux point right now. “We do need to look for a different direction, and I sort of look back at the halcyon days the first five years we were open as a real glorious time, and I would like to bring that back.”

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rdinarily, a theater company putting on a production of ‘Avenue Q’ would have to rent the puppets. Since they were unavailable, Leverett turned to fellow Music Box founders (and his sister and brotherin-law) Dr. Robert and Kelly Bishop.

“The theater said that we could do it if we could find someone to finance our puppet purchase, and Dr. and Mrs. Bishop agreed,” Leverett said. “And we bought our own puppets; The Music Box now owns them. Not only will we use them in the show, but then they’ll be available for rental to other folks who want to do ‘Avenue Q.’” But that’s the only place where he plans to stray from the original script. “You don’t tamper with perfection,” Leverett said. “And that show is a little piece of perfection. It defeated ‘Wicked’ in all three major categories at the Tonys.” That also means he isn’t planning on altering the material just because it’s edgier — and sometimes raunchier — than what The Music Box is used to. “I’m not pulling any punches. I’m not softening or changing or censoring the show at all just because it’s here and it’s The Music Box.” And even though the tongue-in-cheek humor is part of what makes the show — like asking the question, what does one actually do with a B.A. in English? — it’s still got heart.

“The funny thing about it, you would think, ‘Oh it’s bright and happy music, it’s like a kid’s television show like ‘Sesame Street’ and everything,’ and that would tend to make you think that it was fluff, and it’s really not,” Leverett said. “The score’s a lot deeper than you would expect, the themes and what it says and everything is really deeper than you would think, but is kept at a lighthearted tone. “And there’s always a wonderful moment with this show that the audience realizes that they really care what happens to these puppets.” W

“Avenue Q:” July 20-Aug. 5; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., The Music Box (196 Hughes St., Swoyersville) Dinner and show, show only. July 19, special show-only preview, $12. Recommended for mature audiences only. Info: 570.283.2195, 800.698. PLAY, musicbox.org

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everett was one of the founders of The Music Box in 1981, and though he left to pursue a fruitful career in acting that included two tours of “Fiddler on the Roof,” he’s happy to be back for the foreseeable future and hoping to take the theater in a new direction. “I am very much in favor of pushing into new frontiers, bringing new people in, and this is the perfect show to do it,” he said. “This is the ideal show for you to get a bunch of rowdy friends together, choose a designated driver and come to the theater and see it. I guarantee you’re going to have the night of your life when you do that.” Leverett’s lively manner of directing and his attempt to shake things up isn’t lost on his actors. “I really enjoy working with the director,” said Kyle Segarra, who portrays

Princeton. “He seems like he directs a lot of these different shows, a lot of the shows that kind of push the community to see something that is not normally seen in this area, to help them just see from a different perspective, and I really like that.” The success of “Avenue Q” and its feisty puppets will determine how far Leverett will be able to get in achieving his goal. He explained that the people who are usually


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“I think it’s important that people always try something new and don’t get caught up in sounding like someone else just to get the attention.”

With the use of drum machines and sound equipment, Jel said his music is a type of instrumental hiphop that he’s started adding a bit of singing and rapping. While inspired by various producers in the industry such as DJ Premier and Prince Paul, Jel said his greatest evolution has been through the people he has met and the music he has already created. He feels that independent creativity and personal sound are what it’s all about. “I think everybody does that. Everybody has an idea in their head being inspired by something they saw or felt before,” he explained. “I think it’s important that people always try something new and don’t get caught up in sounding like someone else just to get the attention.” While the world around him is an inspiration, sometimes Jel does feel that musician’s “writer’s block” at times, especially when he is on a schedule and trying to push himself too hard. Despite that, he said that he ensures that any music he releases is completely ready before it hits listeners’ ears. While any job can be a struggle day by day, Jel is “living the dream.” Having not

Jel worked a normal job in years, he gets to work his own schedule, which is just how he likes it. “I don’t have to punch in. I don’t have to deal with a shitty boss — I’m my own shitty boss,” he shared. “If you’re not management material, then you gotta manage yourself. That’s the best part about it, having complete control of my life.” So as the California resident brings his beats along with DJ Abilities and the rest of the line-up for the night, he hopes people come as it will be a different experience. “It’s going to be just some nasty, creative DJing and beatmaking live. Low-end and bass, lasers. Scratches and samples, all kinds of fun.” W JEL / DJ Abilities / Void Pedal / BeatTeks w/ Diesis-I / Evil Bee, Fri., June 20, 9 p.m., River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains Twp.). 21+, $10


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COVE HAVEN ENTERTAINMENT RESORTS

1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com - Howie Mandel: July 22 - Orlando Jones: Aug. 12 - The Charlie Daniels Band: Sept. 2 - Justin Willman: Nov. 18

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre Phone: 570.826.1100 - Jim Gaffigan: July 26, 7 p.m., $47.50-$58.25 - Doo Wop “Plus”: Sept. 28, 7 p.m., $29.50-$49.50 - Celtic Thunder: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m., $65-$75 - Jackson Browne / Sara Watkins: Oct. 18, 8 p.m., $39-$66 - Hal Holbrook: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $45$55 - Straight No Chaser: Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $36.45-$46.70 - Liza Minnelli: Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $69-$150 - Brian Regan: Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $39.50 - Buddy Valastro’s “Homemade for the Holidays:” Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $25-$45 (on sale 7/20, 10 a.m.) - Irish Tenors: March 8, 8 p.m., $39.50-$59.50 - Joan Rivers: April 27, 8 p.m., $39$47

THE KEYS

244 Penn Ave., Scranton - Ava Luna / Wicca Phase Springs Eternal / Honeybear Forest: Aug. 9, 9 p.m. 21+ w/ID

KIWANIS WYOMING COUNTY FAIR

Rt. 6, Meshoppen Phone: 570.836.9992 www.wyomingcountyfair.com - Colt Ford / Leah Burkey: Sept. 1, 7 p.m., $5-$15 - New Hollow: Sept. 2, 7 p.m., $5-$15

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MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE

14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe 570.325.0249 mauchchunkoperahouse.com - Dancin’ Machine: July 20, 8 p.m., $21 - Solas: July 26, 8 p.m., $28 - Hot Buttered Rum: July 27, 8 p.m., $23 - U2Nation (U2 tribute): July 28, 8 p.m., $20 - Angela Easterling: Aug. 2, 8:30 p.m.,

$16 - Suzanne Vega: Aug. 10, 8:30 p.m., $34 - The Cowboy Junkies: Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m., $32 - Jeffrey Gaines: Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $20 - Michael Kaeshammer: Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m., $17 - Ryan Montbleau Band: Aug. 25, 8 p.m., $20 - Childhood’s End (Pink Floyd tribute): Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $22.85 - The Allentown Band: Sept. 2, $8-$15 - Victor Bailey and CBW (Coryell, Bailey, White): Sept. 8, 8 p.m., $28 - Real Diamond (Neal Diamond tribute): Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $23 - Enter the Haggis: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $23 - The Fishtank Ensemble: Sept. 27, 8 p.m., $15 - The John Denver Tribute: Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $25 - Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband: Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $24 - Manhattan Lyric Opera: Oct. 14, 5 p.m., $25 - Jonathan Edwards / Michael Martin Murphey: Oct 19, 8 p.m., $34 - Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $24 - Swearingen & Kelli: Oct. 21, 6 p.m., $12 - The Badlees: Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m., $17 - Badge (Eric Clapton tribute): Oct. 27, 8 p.m., $23

MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - American Idol Live: Sept. 6, 7 p.m., $29.50-$65 - Eric Church / Justin Moore / Kip Moore: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. $37.50$47.50 - Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever: Dec. 2, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. $26-$60

MOUNT LAUREL PAC

1 Tamiment Road, Tamiment 570.588.2522 mountlaurelpac.com - The Temptations: July 22, 4 p.m., $47.50-$62.50 - Lyle Lovett: July 29, 6 p.m., $72-$90 - Rock ’n’ Blues Fest ft. Johnny Winter / Edgar Winter / Leslie West / Rick Derringer / Kim Simmonds: Aug. 19, 6 p.m., $57.50-$75.50 - .38 Special: Aug. 24, 6 p.m., $59.50$72.50

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44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - KC & The Sunshine Band: July 20, 9 p.m., $40-$55 - JWoww from “Jersey Shore:” July 21, 10 p.m., Gypsies, $15 - Brian McKnight: July 28, 7:30 p.m., $40-$55 - The Idol Kings (Journey and John Cougar tribute): Aug. 4, 8 p.m., free - Vinny Guadagnino from “Jersey Shore”: Aug. 11, 10 p.m., Gypsies, $15 - Colin Raye: Aug. 17, 9 p.m., $20-$30 - Grand Funk Railroad: Aug. 18, 9 p.m., $25-$40 - Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute): Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Free Admission - Sandra Bernhard: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$30 - Michael Feinstein: Oct. 6, 8 p.m., $30-$40 - Stylistics: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $30-$40 - The Trammps: Nov. 24, 8 p.m., $20-$30

NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY

201 Vine St., Scranton 570.878.3970 - Punk on a Sunday: Third Class / Warning Level / Those Clever Foxes / Small Town Rebellion: July 22, 7:30 p.m. $7 at door. - Mad Conductor / Amrev 2 / The Farel Children: July 26, 8 p.m., $7 advance, $10 at door.

OVERPOUR

279 s. River St., Plains Twp. - “The Show” ft. Maine the Medicine / J. Klaus / Sway / Maserati Merc / Drew Breeze / MadDrama / S.P.U.D. / Wildout Showtyme / hosted by MC L.O.S.: July 21, pre-party 6 p.m., show 8 p.m., no cover, 18+

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Jim Messina: July 20, 8 p.m., $31 - 7 Walkers: July 27, 8 p.m. - Vince Gill: Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $59.25$64.25 - Tracy Lawrence: Sept. 14, 8 p.m., $28-$43 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Sept. 21, 8 p.m. - Herman’s Hermits / Peter Noone: Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $27-$42 - Tanya Tucker: Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $29$44 - Paul Revere and the Raiders: Oct. 26, 8 p.m., $27-$42 - Martina McBride: Oct. 28, 8 p.m., $62-$85 - Uriah Heep: Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $22 - Ryan Pelton: Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $22-$37 - Travis Tritt: Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $37-$52 - The Lettermen: Dec. 8, 8 p.m., $27-

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PENNSYLVANIA BLUES FESTIVAL

Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton 610.826.7700 www.skibluemt.com July 27, 8 p.m.-midnight; July 28, 1 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; July 29, noon-9 p.m. Fri. main stage: Mikey Junior & The Stone Cold Blues Band, Sat.: Marquise Knox, Michael Burks, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Joe Louis Walker, Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues w/ Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson & Demetria Farr. Tent stage: Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Wallace Coleman, Billy Branch & Lurrie Bell, Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers, Wallace Coleman, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Steve Guyger & The Excellos. Sun. main stage: Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Teeny Tucker, Earl Thomas, Brooks Family Blues Dynasty Ft. Lonnie, Ronnie & Wayne BakerBrooks. Tent stage: Corey Harris, The Brooks Family Acoustic, Eugene Hideaway Bridges, Teeny Tucker. On-site camping, visit website for ticket prices/info.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Women Who Rock VII ft. Phyllis Hopkins / Kira Lee Karakoresky / K8 / Kayie Kelly / Melissa Krahnke / Maria DuBiel / Shannon Marasyada trio / DJ Freckletone: July 19, 5 p.m., $10 - Jel / DJ Abilities / Void Pedal / The Beatteks / Evil Bee: July 20, 8 p.m., $10 - Leroy Justice / Charles Havira: July 21, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Don Shappelle & The Pick Ups: July 26, 7 p.m., $5 - Laser Sex / Solaris: July 27, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Sonic Spank / Clay Parnell: July 28, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Clarence Spady: Aug. 2, 7 p.m., $5-$10 - Start Making Sense / Great White Caps (The Talking Heads tribute): Aug. 4, 8 p.m., $8-$15 - Strawberry Jam: Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $5-$8 - Preach Freedom Band / Poogie Bell: Aug. 17, 8 p.m., $8-$10 - Jennifer Hartswick Band: Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $10-$15 - Anders Osborne: Aug. 31, 9 p.m., $15-$25

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - The Midtown Men: Jan. 18-20, times vary, $37-$57 - Celtic Woman: March 19, 7:30 p.m., $59

8TH ANNUAL SCRANTON JAZZ FESTIVAL

Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton scrantonjazzfestival.org. Phone: 570.487.3954 Aug. 3-5: The Average White Band / The Hot Club of Detroit / Roseanna Vitro / Giacomo Gates / Bill GoodwinBig Band Tribute to Jaco Pastorious / La Cuccina / more.

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Volbeat / HellYeah: July 18, 7 p.m., $27.50 - KC and the Sunshine Band: July 20, 9 p.m., $40-$55 - ALO: July 21, 8 p.m., $15 advance, $17 day of - Brian McKnight: July 28, 9 p.m., $43-$58 - 311 / Slightly Stoopid (Sherman Summer Stage, Pocono Raceway, Long Pond): July 31, 7 p.m., $49.50 - Valencia Vas: Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m., $12 - Wu-Block ft. Ghostface Killah / Sheek Louch / Saigon: Aug. 9, 8 p.m., $30 - Kenny Vance and the Planotones: Aug. 11, 8 p.m., $35-$45 - Find Vienna: Aug. 14, 8 p.m., $8 - Collin Raye: Aug. 17, 9 p.m., $35-$45 - Grand Funk Railroad: Aug. 18, 9 p.m., $28-$43 - Steve Vai / Beverly McClellan: Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m., $30-$45 - Keller Williams: Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $20 advance, $22 day of - Medeski, Martin & Wood: Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $25-$32

TOYOTA PAVILION AT MONTAGE MOUNTAIN

1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scranton - Vans Warped Tour ft. Taking Back Sunday / New Found Glory / Motionless In White, more: July 18, noon, $37.50 - Mayhem Festival ft. Motorhead / Slayer / Slipknot / As I Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada / Asking Alexandria, more: Aug. 4, 1 p.m. $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.


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. PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Hot Chip: July 21, 8:30 p.m. - M83: Aug. 1, 8 p.m. - Old Crow Medicine Show: Aug. 4, 8:30 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Steel Panther / MacH22: July 19, 7 p.m. - Kollabo and Friends: July 21, 9 p.m. - Theory of a Deadman / Charm City Devils / Brothers From Another: July 25, 6:30 p.m. - Phantasm / Crobot: July 28, 7 p.m. - Our Lady Peace: Aug. 3, 8 p.m. - Summer of Love Tour ft. Allstar Weekend / Honor Society: Aug. 9, 5:30 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Phila Rock N Blues Fest ft. Edgar Winter / Johnny Winter / Rick Derringer, more: Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. - Keith Sweat: Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

MANN CENTER

52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia Phone: 215.893.1999 - Chris Botti: July 19, 8 p.m. - The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: July 25, 8:30 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Yes: July 20, 7 p.m. - Meat Loaf: Aug. 2, 8 p.m. - Huey Lewis and The News / Joe Crocker: Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

TROCADERO

10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - SiXkill: July 21, 6:30 p.m. - Midsummer Mayhem ft. Punchline / Hold Your Own / Kick Back Tomorrow, more: July 28, 6 p.m.

SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - Vans Warped Tour: July 20, noon - XPoNential Music Festival ft. Wilco / The Avett Brothers / Dr. Dog: July 21, 7 p.m. - Counting Crows: July 22, 8 p.m.

WELLS FARGO CENTER

Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 - Aerosmith / Cheap Trick: July 21, 8 p.m. - Madonna: Aug. 28, 8 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - Within the Ruins / Molotov Solution / Erra: Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. - Teddy Geiger / Dion Roy: Aug. 3, 6 p.m.

HERSHEYPARK STADIUM

100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey

Looking for a good time, eh? Canadian rock band Killingers will perform as support for Volbeat and HellYeah Wednesday, July 18 at 7 p.m. at Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). Killinger’s self-titled full-length debut was released last year in North America and features a contemporary rock sound incorporating the best elements of ’80s hard rock and metal. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. For more info, call 570.420.2808 or visit shermantheater.com. Phone: 717.534.3911 - Big Time Rush: Aug. 11 - Def Leppard: Aug. 15

SANDS BETHLEHEM

77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem Phone: - Yes: July 18, 7 p.m. - Steel Panther: July 20, 8 p.m. - Summerland Tour ft. Everclear / Gin Blossoms / Lit / Sugar Ray / Marcy’s Playground: July 24, 7 p.m. - Meat Loaf: July 25, 7 p.m. - Kenny Loggins: July 28, 8 p.m. - 311 / Slightly Stoopid: July 31, 7:30 p.m. - George Thorogood: Aug. 2, 7 p.m. - Jay Leno: Aug. 10, 8 p.m. - Gretchen Wilson: Aug. 11, 8 p.m. - Lynyrd Skynyrd: Aug. 16, 7 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070

- Seal / Macy Gray: July 18, 8 p.m. - Chris Botti: July 24, 8 p.m.

BETHEL WOODS CENTER

Bethel NY www.bethelwoodscenter.org - Summerland Tour ft. Everclear / Sugar Ray / Gin Blossoms / Lit / Marcy Playground: July 20, 7:30 p.m.

East Rutherford, N.J. - Aerosmith / Cheap Trick: July 24, 7:30 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Summerland Tour ft. Everclear / Sugar Ray / Gin Blossoms / Lit / Marcy Playground: July 18, 7 p.m.

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ALBUM REVIEWS Offspring still burns

While punk rock has certainly evolved beyond the “live fast, die young” mantra of its earliest years, it still seems strange to say something like “ninth studio album” or “nearly 30-year-long career” when talking about a band like The Offspring. When the band first became widely popular in the 1990s, it did so with a fire that seemed destined to burn itself out. The band soldiered on through lineup and label changes, skillfully blending punk, ska, metal and other styles to put out album after album, culminating with the band’s latest, “Days Go By.”

As one might gather from the title and cover artwork, “Days Go By” follows a retrospective theme. “The Future Is Now,” “Hurting As One” and “Dividing By Zero” all have a haunting feel that sounds as though they belong at the closing credits of a sad movie, and that is typical of most of the album. A nice addition is the reworked version of “Dirty Magic” (from the band’s second album, “Ignition”) which sounds right at home. One aspect that has always set The Offspring aside has been the band’s penchant for the occasional song with a healthy dose of humor, and

Bright Light Bright Light “Make Me Believe In Hope” Rating: W W W

'Believe' in Bright Light Every aspect of the latest release from U.K. pop-dance outfit Bright Light Bright Light lives up to its upbeat name. Flashy and magnetic, “Make Me Believe in Hope,” is an overall success. BLBL released this, its debut album, June 26 via Aztec Records. The album was produced by its mas-

“Days Go By” is no different. “OC Guns” is just slightly on the silly side and actually gives the listener a needed breather from the intensity elsewhere on the album. “Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk),” however, is as obnoxious of a track as the band has ever written, although the chorus does have a bit of a hook to it that’s hard to ignore. As the days (and years) have gone by, The Offspring have managed to age with grace while still reminding us that the fire that fuels the band is still burning (albeit much less intensely than it used to). This album will feel like a natural progression to the long-term listener, but casual fans should probably pass it up in favor of one of the band’s earlier, more energetic releases. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

termind, Rod Thomas, and Andy Chatterley in London, Los Angeles and New York. Thomas’ DJ background — and his roots as a singer — make “Make Me Believe in Hope” uniquely interesting. One of the album’s most notable tracks is the single “Love Part II.” The 1980s-inspired song has an ethereal feel to it while the dance-y and emotional “Disco Moment” will take listeners high and low. Thomas enlisted the help of Del Marquis, the lead guitarist of the infamous Scissor Sisters, on the insanely captivating “Cry At Films.” Although “Make Me Believe In Hope” is the ultimate dance album, Thomas’ writing goes well beyond the dance floor. His lyrics are well thought out and even profound at times. His words may be joined with lively beats, but Thomas’ message is not lost. The album’s opener “Immature” is a perfect example of his creative writing ability. His somewhat serious lyrics are meshed with a soft piano and backed by an intense dance beat. The upbeat dance vibe of this release, combined with Thomas’ thoughtprovoking lyrics, results in a deeply layered album that will definitely leave listeners in love with BLBL. -- Lisa Schaeffer Weekender Correspondent

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Hogan's 'Pain' beckons It’s fitting Kelly Hogan often tours with like-voiced songstress and friend Neko Case. Like Case, Hogan has a wide vocal range, from a smoky rasp to a highpitched wail, and she, too, wraps herself in relatable lyrics and music that swirl around her like lingering smoke. On “I Like To Keep Myself In Pain,” Hogan is backed by r&b legends Booker

Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Ellie Goulding: “Lights” 7. Gotye/Kimbra: “Somebody That I Used to Know” 6. fun./Janelle Monae: “We Are Young” 5. One Direction: “What Makes You

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T. Jones and James Gadson plus Gabriel Roth of The Dap-kings and longtime collaborator Scott Ligon. Their addition helps make the 13-song outing even more of an audible stunner. Hogan channels a heartfelt Patsy Cline on “Dusty Groove” while “We Can’t Have Nice Things” is an early highlight with organ, chuggy bass and despite some less-than-homey content, there’s a buoyant ‘ba-ba-ba” chorus. The title track is scorching as Hogan confesses, “I like to keep myself in pain/ even when the sun is high.” The M. Ward-penned “Daddy’s Little Girl” has tinkly piano and fantastic lyrics while Hogan wrote the uplifting “Golden” for Case, who she urges to “show ’em what you’re made of.” The late Vic Chesnutt’s “Ways Of This World” features somber Jones organ; Hogan makes the narrator’s weariness palpable. “Slumber’s Sympathy” is a heavenly and harmonious lullaby about a restless heart that just can’t get any shut eye. “Plant White Roses” wouldn’t be lost on country radio while “The Green Willow Valley” is a pretty track featuring tinkling piano and warbling organ amid low-key backing vocals. “Whenever You’re Out Of My Sight” is an infectious track that harkens back to a ’60s era lounge act (in a good way), and “Pass On By” closes the eye on a wonderful jazzy note. -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

Top Local Albums at Gallery of Sound 1. Zac Brown Band: “Uncaged” 2. Linkin Park: “Living Things” 3. Serj Tankian: “Harakiri” 4. Rush: “Clockwork Angels” 5. Rick Ross/Maybach Music: “Self Made 2”

6. Adele: “21” 7. P.O.D.: “Murdered Love” 8. Aesop Rock: “Skelethon 9. Staind: “Live From Mohegan Sun” 10. Alabama Shakes: “Boys & Girls”


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h, “Ice Age” — it’s every child’s tenth or twelfth favorite animated-film franchise. It’s the series that gave birth to such iconic and unforgettable characters as that little screeching thing, that monotone elephant-thing voiced by the guy from that sitcom nobody likes anymore and whatever the hell that bugeyed, lisping thing is supposed to be. Finally, after two very long “Ice Age”-free years, the warmly tolerated series has returned with “Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.” As in previous entries, “Continental Drift” proves to be a safer but pricier alternative for those who want their horrible child to shut the hell up for 90 minutes but can’t bear to lock them in a closet or duct tape their mouth shut. Unfortunately, for those who want something more than just a child distraction device, you might want to check your local listings for “Brave.” In “Continental Drift,” a woolly mammoth (Ray Romano) a saber-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) and a sloth (John Leguizamo) — are set adrift on the high seas on a chunk of ice until they blah, blah, blah monkey pirate voiced by Peter Dinklage blah, blah, blah the woolly mammoth’s family has to

’Ice Age: Continental Drift’ is full of dated references and lazy plots. locate a land bridge before they’re crushed by a continental shelf that is relentlessly bearing down on them, blah, blah, blah dated “Braveheart” reference, blah, blah, blah overbearing message about staying true to yourself clumsily bludgeoned into your forehead … You might as well start mentally

preparing yourself for “Ice Age 5: Unintelligently Designed ” (with Joe Rogan as Charles Darwin) because it’s coming sooner than you think. True, not much effort went into writing the plot synopsis above but then, not much effort went into the making of “Continental

Drift” either. As in previous “Ice Age” movies, “Continental Drift” has that rushed, half-assed quality of anything that’s contractually obligated. As you watch the film you get the feeling that every creative decision was followed up with the phrase, “Eh, good enough” or “Whatever, I’m going home.”

“Continental Drift” is a joyless slog filled with recycled jokes, bland lifeless animation and Jennifer Lopez. But in spite of all of this, please don’t think that everyone phones it in here because that would imply a certain level of commitment that the cast and crew lack. It’s more like they couldn’t summon the energy to drag themselves off the couch and get to the phone in the first place. Yet the most disappointing aspect behind “Ice Age: Continental Drift” isn’t that the film is disposable or boring because that was evident from the trailers. No, what makes the whole “Continental Drift” experience so objectionable is the fact that it’s preceded by a lazy — even by today’s exceedingly low standards — “The Simpsons” short. You would think a cartoon revolving around the bitter rivalry between Maggie Simpson and Gerald the mono-browed baby at the Ayn Rand School for Tots would give us more than a couple recycled sight gags from old “Simpsons” episodes, cheap sentimentality and even cheaper 3-D effects, but you would be wrong.

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'Suck' falls short of 'Sh*t' By Stephanie DeBalko

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hen Justin Halpern started tweeting all the hilariously inappropriate things his dad, Sam, said, it probably made him feel a lot better about having to move back home as a fullgrown man. And when those tweets landed him a book deal and a (short-lived, not-sowell-received) television sitcom, he was probably jumping for joy that he had to spend time sleeping in the bedroom he used to masturbate in. But while “Sh*t My Dad Says” was a book in which Sam Halpern shone, the younger Halpern’s new book “I Suck at Girls” pales in

comparison. Taken by itself, it could be seen as a humorous romp through Halpern’s life, exploring all the women he’s encountered. But the elder Halpern and his caustic, straightforward musings on life aren’t present nearly enough. Granted, the entire book was inspired by advice given to the author by his father; if he wants to be sure that proposing to his girlfriend is the right move, he should take stock of everything he’s gone through in his life and make “an educated guess.” From there, Halpern guides the reader through some of his more awkward, depressing and sad moments relating to women. And in that respect, the book is enjoyable and definitely relatable — unless you were one of the popular kids in high school with an athletic build and zero acne. But if you’ve already read Halpern’s first book, then you might find yourself missing the paternal nuggets of wisdom with which you’ve become familiar. They’re present in “I Suck at Girls,” but usually as a little one-liner at the beginning or end of a chapter. That said, Halpern’s got a quietly calm, slightly neurotic voice that sustains itself. The book has a few laugh-outloud moments independent of the sage fatherly advice. Halpern proves himself skilled at illustrating all the boisterous characters he’s come across — including one Hooters boss who sounds like a demented, slightly less worldly version of his father. Some of the events are so outlandish it seems possible Halpern exaggerated. Like, for example, when he visited a girl he had only been talking to via e-mail. She was having a Halloween party, and he made the trek from Los Angeles to San Francisco only to get explosive diarrhea and be forced to ask her to guard the unlockable bathroom door. If stories like that aren’t embellished, then this poor guy deserves every cent he makes from this and his more prolific book.

theater listings

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “West Side Story:” Aug. 2-3, 8 p.m. Presented by Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute. $20/adults, $12/students, seniors. Tickets in advance or at door. Call 270.2186 for info.

GREEN RIDGE YOUTH THEATRE

(1501 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, 570.346.7106) • Youth Camp, “Aladdin Jr:” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Session 1: through July 27; performances July 28-29. Session 2: Aug. 6-17; performances Aug. 18-19. $350. Call for info/registration.

GRICE ARTISTS

(191 W. Church St., Nanticoke, 570.328.5864) • Pennsylvania Lyric Opera presents “Madame Butterfly:” Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., Aug. 19, 3 p.m., theater at Notre Dame High School (60 Spangenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg). $20/adults, $15/students, seniors, $5/kids 7-12, free/under 6. Info/tickets: Call, e-mail gwgrice@comcast.net, visit griceartists.com

THE HOUDINI MUSEUM THEATER

(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.342.5555) • Psychic Theater’s “Haunted! Mysteries of THE Beyond:” Nightly through Sept. 15, curtain rises 7 p.m. $35. Reservations required. 3 hours or longer. For info, visit PsychicTheater.com, call 570.383.9297.

THE LAKESIDE PLAYERS

(Lakeville Community Hall, Route 590, Lakeville, across from Caesars Cove Haven, 570.226.6207, lakesideplayers.net) • Theater Camp: July 18-20, 23-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 9-13. Children will perform July 28, 7 p.m. Call for info, 570.857.2226.

MUSIC BOX PLAYERS

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • “Avenue Q:” July 20-Aug. 5; Fri.Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. Dinner and show, show only. July 19, special show-only preview, $12. Recommended for mature audiences 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” Aug. 24-25. Techniques in acting, singing, dancing. Call for enrollment forms.

PENNSYLVANIA THEATER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “Legally Blonde:” Aug. 17-18, 24-25, 7 p.m.; Aug. 19, 26, 3 p.m. All-you-caneat dinner buffet 90 minutes prior to all performances. Tickets: $16/adults, $14/seniors 62+, students 12+, $10/ kids. Dinner-and-show: $32/adults, $28/seniors, students, $20/kids. Call or go online to reserve.

THE PHOENIX PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE

(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • “No Exit:” July 20-22. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. $10. Call to reserve. Presented by Electric City Repertory Company. • “Fosse:” Aug. 3-5, 10-12. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. $12. Call to reserve. • “Through the Looking Glass:” Aug. 24-26. Fri.-Sat., 7 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Sept. 1, 2 & 7 p.m. $10. Presented by Phoenix Kids.

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • The Glass Prism “Resurrection: A Rock Opera:” Oct. 7, 7 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.). $25/reserved, $40/VIP special reserved, includes meet and greet following show. Tickets: ticketmaster.com, box office, 570.344.1111, 1.800.745.3000. Info: 800.836.1691, glassprismband.com

SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE

(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “They’re Playing Our Song:” Ongoing until Sept. $28/adults, $25/seniors, $15/children. Call/visit website for tickets, show times, more info. • S.T.A.R.S. on Stage: through Aug. 31. Shows 10 a.m. $5. Summer package, 7 shows, $30. • Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits: through Sept. 2. $28/adults, $25/seniors, $15/children. Call/visit website for tickets, show times, more info. • Broadway’s Best Cabaret: July 20, 7 p.m. $6

THEATRE AT THE GROVE

(5177 Nuangola Rd., Nuangola, 570.868.3582, grovetickets@frontier.com, nuangola-grove.com. $20/ musicals, $18/plays, season pass/$50. BYOB) • “No Sex Please, We’re British:” Aug. 3-4, 10-11, 8 p.m., Aug. 5, 12, 3 p.m. • “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra:” Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 8 p.m., Sept. 9, 16, 3 p.m.

THE UNIVERSITY OF SCRANTON

(Royal Theatre of the McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts) • “13:” July 20-21, 7 p.m. $10; $7/ senior citizens, students. Call 570.941.4318. Presented by Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. • “The Little Prince:” July 27, 7 p.m. $10; $7/senior citizens, students. Call 570.941.4318. Presented by Summer Theatre Physical Movement for the Young Actor. 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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threequel? Set eight years after the conclusion of the second installment, “The Dark Knight Rises” begins with most of the citizens of Gotham living in a bubble of prosperity. Batman, meanwhile, has gone into hiding follow his draining battles with The Joker (Ledger) and crooked D.A. Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). Batman’s retirement doesn’t last long, though, thanks to two new foes: High-society con artist Selina Kyle aka Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and muzzlewearing terrorist Bane (Tom Hardy). Expect lots of big action set pieces featuring skyjackings, explosions and riots. In fact, as the film goes on, chaos reigns supreme. “All the

Director Christopher Nolan on the set of the final film of his Batman trilogy.

“I just went down and sat in a room and realized this is it. I’m not going to be taking this suit off again.” Christian Bale, on his final scene as Batman invention of Catwoman that is the film’s most anticipated element. The actress is the fourth woman to try and purr-fect the role on the big screen following Lee Meriwether (1966’s “Batman”), Michelle Pfeiffer (Tim Burton’s 1992 “Batman Returns”) and Halle Berry ( “Catwoman”). “I would have played a footstool in this movie,” says Hathaway, who prepared for Catwoman by reading vintage comic books and watching movies starring Hedy Lamarr and Jean Harlow, comic creator Bob Kane’s original inspirations. On Nolan’s recommendation, the 29-year-old actress hired a trainer months before filming began. “It was a complete transformation. I’ve never done anything like that before. It’s not just about looking a certain way. I had to

In fact, parting with his most famous character on the final day of shooting was a little tougher than he imagined. “My final scene as the Bat was with Anne as Catwoman on a roof in Manhattan,” he says. “I was wrapped, and I just went down and sat in a room and realized this is it. I’m not going to be taking this suit off again. “I said, ‘Can you please leave me alone for 20 minutes?,’ and I just sat there. I had this realization of everything we’ve done and a real sense of pride of having achieved what we set out to do. “It’s been a very important character for me. This is the only time I played a character three times. And the movies themselves have changed my life and my career. So, I wanted a little time alone to appreciate that.” W

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hristian Bale will never forget the first time he tried on the Batsuit. It was during an audition for “Batman Begins,” and he was forced to don Val Kilmer’s old costume. “It didn’t fit me very well,” Bale recalls with a laugh. But as far as discomfort is concerned, Kilmer’s hand-medowns were nothing compared to the first custom-fitted Batsuit Bale was asked to wear. “I literally thought, ‘Chris Nolan has to recast this role.’ The claustrophobia was just unbelievable. I stood there, and I thought, ‘I can’t breathe. This is too tight. This is squeezing my head. I’m about to have a nervous breakdown or a panic attack right this second.’” Needless to say, Bale found a way to cope. By the time he shot “The Dark Knight Rises,” the third and final film in the series, which hits theaters Friday, July 20, he’d licked his claustrophobia for good. “In the same way Bruce Wayne improves the suit, we improved the suit for ourselves, and it became actually far more com-

fortable,” notes Bale, 38. “Also that panic attack aspect of it was lost because I was able to rip it off myself if I ever did start seeing stars or couldn’t breathe.” Bale is, no doubt, happy he stuck with the Bat flicks. Though he’s worked on other films including “Rescue Dawn,” “The Flowers of War” and won an Oscar for his turn in “The Fighter,” the Caped Crusader brought him his biggest hits. In 2005, “Batman Begins” wound up taking in $205 million at the U.S. box office. Three years later, “The Dark Knight” was even more of a juggernaut, racking up more than $500 million and earning the late Heath Ledger an Oscar. So, what’s in store for the

HELLO, GOODBYE hile “The Dark Knight Rises” features newbies Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotillard and returning vets Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman and Michael Caine, it’s arguably Hathaway and her re-

learn to fight. I had to become strong enough to be able to fight for many days at a time.” To make her job even tougher, Hathaway often had to do battle in nose-bleed heels. “You just do it,” she says. “It’s part of being a woman. You just figure it out. ‘Devil Wears Prada’ was really good training. I ran up and down Manhattan in that movie. So, I just ran up and down Gotham for this one.” Meanwhile, Hardy’s interpretation of Bane is a bit more controversial. When trailers were first unveiled, the actor was criticized for mumbling his lines. But Nolan says the unique delivery is part of Hardy’s idiosyncratic take on the no-nonsense villain. “What Tom did, which I completely love but it takes audiences time to get used to, is to have an incredible disconnect between what he’s doing with his voice and what he’s doing with his eyes,” says Nolan, 41. “His eyes have this extremely threatening stillness to them. But his voice has this extremely expressive and different (tone). “I’ve never really seen anything like it. The first time I saw him perform a scene with Christian, I was shocked by it … That’s what you get from a great actor like Tom Hardy, a total characterization.” Bale is clearly pleased with the work he’s done in the Bat flicks.

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Bane (Tom Hardy, left) and Batman (Christian Bale) don’t see eye to eye in ‘The Dark Night Rises.’

(‘Batman’) films have threatened to turn Gotham inside out and pull it apart, and none of them really have actually achieved that until this film,” notes scripter Jonathan Nolan, who wrote the movie with his brother Christopher Nolan. The filmmakers began work on “The Dark Knight Rises” in early 2008 before the stock-market crash, the recession and Occupy Wall Street. Even though elements feel like they were ripped from the headlines, Jonathan Nolan insists the writers took as much inspiration from “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens as from current events. “To me, ‘Tale of Two Cities’ was the most harrowing portrait of a relatable, recognizable civilization that had completely fallen to pieces,” says Nolan. “It’s not hard to imagine that things could go that wrong again.” As Bale sees it, Batman has always been a reflection of the times he lives in. “‘Batman’ began as a very topical character. And I think Chris returned it to that.”


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Crab Cakes Lords of Drawtown II: Drawcore Alley will feature live art and music. Michalowski said the artists and musicians involved with the project refused to accept defeat. Unable to let them down, he turned to the AFA Gallery, where he is a member of the board, for help. With its assistance (and electricity), the event was able to be saved at the last minute, and The Lords of Drawtown will live on another year. “I believe in the place, and they believe in me,” Michalowski said. “I’ve been there years and years now, and they show me great support and trust. It’s good to be in an alley.” This year’s event, the appropriately named Drawcore Alley, will be held in the alleyway behind the AFA Gallery. The all-ages event comes to life at 2 p.m. on Saturday with Tribal Waves, Free Music Orchestra and Red Green Blue performing live as Michalowski and student artists from Marywood University and the Arts Alive program draw and create art on the wall. The party continues that night with an afterhours electric dance party with SEES. The live art picks up again on Sunday at 2 p.m. while Krol Jerzy Bzdurny, Bobby Davis & the Smartest Man and Walter Prez & the Awesome fill the alley with their sounds. The Lords of Drawtown refused to lie down and die, and thanks to a dedicated group of creative minds, it succeeded. On

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Special to the Weekender Julia Belechak found out that her pageant “big sister” Sheena Monnin vacated the Miss Pennsylvania USA crown the same way many others did: On Facebook. “I did get a call the very next day from Sheena, though, telling me about her resignation and explaining some things,” Belechak revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “That kind of made up for finding it out on Facebook.” The Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA title holder had made numerous appearances with Monnin in the six months that they wore the crowns for the Keystone State. With the vacant title, Belechak will now assume the responsibilities of Miss Pennsylvania USA through December. “I had a wonderful time getting to know her,” the 18 year-old said of Monnin. “She’s a great person.” Belechak said that her conversation with Monnin following the resignation consisted of many of the same topics that the former titleholder would discuss with Ann Curry on NBC’s “Today,” but despite the incident and some of Monnin’s claims, the teenager has enjoyed her experience thus far with the Miss Universe Organization. “I wouldn’t give it up for the world,” Belechak said. “It’s been the best six months ever. I’ve achieved my goals as Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA, and now I hope to achieve my goal as Miss Teen USA.” Belechak will have her chance soon enough as she prepares to fly to the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas for the Miss Teen USA pageant. The event will stream live online Saturday, July 28.

& THEN THERE WAS JUST RANDY With Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez ditching “American Idol” to return to their respective music careers full-time, there are a couple open chairs at the judges’ table for season 12. “The Voice” is competitive in the ratings, and “The XFactor” is reloaded with the additions of Britney Spears and Demi Lovato. So, who could “Idol” add that would both bring in viewers and do a good job? Here are three of my choices: • Miley Cyrus: She’s had success in music, TV and movies. People certainly have their opinions of her, but her popularity is undeniable. With her engagement to actor Liam Hemsworth, Cyrus probably won’t be leaving Los Angeles any time soon. • Katy Perry: Sure Perry has only released two albums, but “Teenage Dream” yielded the most No. 1 hits since Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The singer just finished her LP cycle and will now be working on new material … in L.A. • Adele: The best fit with the biggest hurdles. Adele could rest her vocal cords while staying in the spotlight and making even more bank in the process. Problem is, the singer is pregnant with her first child. Reports suggest she’s due this September. Would it be possible for her to have the baby and then fly to the States to tape auditions — and how far would “Idol” be willing to push back those auditions before the show’s launch in early 2013? From a logistics perspective, this is doubtful. W

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Back Mountain Wine Festival July 28, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Luzerne County Fairgrounds. $15 until July 25; $25/ gate; $5/designated driver, under 21. Info: upstatewinecountry.com/festivals Buck Hill-Skytop Music Festival July 21-Aug. 4. Dance, chamber music, opera, cabaret. Info/full schedule: buckhillskytopfest.org ∝ Holy Cross Bazaar July 20-22, Holy Cross Church (Buttonwood, Hanover). Raffles, food, games, tiki bar. Info: 570.823.6242 Holy Family Church Summer Bazaar July 20-22, 828 Main St., Sugar Notch. Rain or shine under tents. Ethnic foods, games, bingo, prizes. Live bands: Fri., Groove Train;

Pittston Tomato Festival (Aug. 16-19, pittstontomatofestival.com) • Little Miss, Little Mister Tomato contestants sought: Held Aug. 19, 11 a.m. Various categories, age groups. $5 entry fee, prizes. Checks payable Pittston Tomato Festival, Inc. Deadline Aug. 15. Applications to Pittston City Hall, Attn: Angel Noone, Little Miss, Little Mister Tomato Festival Contest, 35 Broad St., Pittston, PA 18640, also at pittstontomatofestival.com. • Applications For Festival Queen: Singles, ladies 14-19 years old. $250$500 cash scholarships. Call 570.430.6485 for application, leave mailing address, age, name, number. Or visit pittstontomatofestival.com/ queen.htm. Deadline Aug. 4. $30, proof of age required.

Saint Maria Goretti Parish Festival July 27-29, 5- 10 p.m., church grounds, Laflin. Live music: July 27, Groove Train; July 28, The Mace In Dickson Band; July 29, Jeanne Zano Band. Air-conditioned indoor bingo, bake sale. Ethnic foods, prizes, pony rides, water wars, Vera Bradley. St. Joseph’s Annual Summer Festival July 27-29, Marywood University Grounds (parking lot behind Mellow Center) Food, games, music. Info: stjosephscenter.org William Walker Hose Company Corn and Clam Slam July 18-21, 803 Penn Ave., Mayfield. Food, kids’ rides, games, raffles, soft drinks, adult beverages. Entertainment, 8 p.m.: July 19, Jigsaw Johnny; July 20, Jeffrey James Band; July 21, Graces Downfall. Parade through downtown Mayfield, Sat., 7 p.m. Free admission. Info: cornnclamslam.com

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BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS 6th Annual “Rock For Tots” Holiday Benefit Concert July 21, 4 p.m.-close, Joe’s Ranch House (Rte. 652, Beach Lake). Under 21 welcome 4-8 p.m. $10 donation advance, $15 at door, $10 with new toy. Under 12, $5. Mr. Echo, Walt Prez & The Awesome, SideTracked, Joe Roche of MoJo Music, DJ Elektrix. Info: 570.470.3732, 470.0012, rockfortots.net. Proceeds donated to Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau. American Cancer Society ❏ Relay for Life Events: • Duck Derby: July 21, Coal St. Complex American Red Cross • Seeking crafters for Annual Holiday Craft Show (held Nov. 24-25, Kingston Armory). Proceeds benefit programs/services of local Red Cross. To be considered, complete applica-

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That's Primo Amore and New Jersey that the Cesarinis frequent for sweets for their own home. The meats are Thumann’s “because it’s lower sodium and gluten free,” Cesarini said. Primo Amore also does weekly breakfast and lunch specials, like last week’s The Jefferson breakfast that featured bacon, tomato and avocado with garlic and herb cream cheese on your choice of toast or the Blue Devil Inferno made of homemade porketta on a sub roll with long hots. “Every day, we think up different ideas that we’d like to eat,” she added. “It feels good to take care of people, and they’re coming back. It’s really nice talking to the people and having them be so grateful that we’re here, and we’re happy with the support of the other businesses in the area.” Keeping with the family flair, each daughter got a sandwich named after them, as did Terri’s Terri Cesarini, left, who owns Primo Amore with her father, Joseph’s mother and their husband, Joseph, poses with her daughter Jade. nephew, Bobby. A few even pay homage to “The Sopranos,” a also sells assorted salads and or Joseph and Terri Cefavorite of Joseph’s. Cesarini cold cuts by the pound, pepper sarini of Taylor, Primo cites that the Tony Soprano, shooters and assorted Italian Amore Italian Deli & featuring prosciutto, hot spicy olives, plus offers baskets with Specialties (228 S. Main St., capicola, sharp provolone, inItalian items like olive oil, pasOld Forge) is the newest eatery house oven-roasted red peppers, tas, meats, cheeses and cookies. in a long line of their family’s spinach and balsamic vinaigrette, “Before we even opened the edible endeavors. is a patron favorite. door, we had requests for Italian Joseph worked in a restaurant Hers, though, is the aptly baskets,” Cesarini recalled. “We when he was younger, Terri’s named Mama Mia with roasted must have done 40 baskets bebrother owns a restaurant in red peppers and spinach layered fore we opened.” Delaware, and her mother had a with mozzarella or provolone Everything is made fresh to hoagie shop and an ice-cream order and is homemade from the and spinach and pepper pesto shop while her dad had a sandsoups to the meatballs and sauce and olive oil. wich shop. Cesarini said that Primo that Joseph makes. Though the “There’s been a lot of cookyummy-looking cannoli is home- Amore will begin opening at 7 ing,” Terri Cesarini told Dish a.m. in August to “better accommade, the breads and desserts with a laugh last week while modate the breakfast audience” are from bakeries in New York seated at a table in Primo and continue focusing on Amore. establishing its reputation. And it’s something the “We’d like to have a Cesarinis have passed on bigger crowd of people that to their children as well, know this is a nice place to since their three daughsit and have lunch or breakters, Brittany, Nicole and fast with their family or Jade, now work with friends.” them at the deli. Primo Amore is open Opened in January, Monday-Saturday from 9 Primo Amore offers a.m.-4 p.m. and closed on breakfast and an array of Sundays. Delivery is availsalads, specialty sandable Monday-Friday from wiches (which can also One of the many Italian baskets and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; a minimum be in a wrap or panini) homemade goodies the eatery offers. order is required. and more for lunch. It W

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’ve always loved magazines, and I remember the first time I read a serious fashion periodical like it was yesterday. Well, almost, because I can’t remember if it was Vogue or Elle. But either way, I approached it like one would approach a Dane Cook movie: Cautiously and with great skepticism. I was probably all of 12 years old at the time, and the idea of browsing a $5 book that featured $1,500 purses seemed a little out of my realm of belief. I recall reading a first-person article about getting front row at an Oscar de la Renta show and wondering why the author was talking about boxing when she was supposed to be discussing the merits of bugle beads and slip stitches. Of course, I was naively confusing the iconic designer with the boxer, Oscar De La Hoya. From that first instance, a lifelong fascination with the art of textiles was born, and there was nothing anyone could do to stop it. A few years after college,

My favorite style blogs/websites: Refinery29: refinery29.com A Beautiful Mess: abeautifulmess. typepad.com Vaute Couture: vautecouture.com The Cut: nymag.com/daily/ fashion Lauren Conrad: laurenconrad.com My Beauty Bunny: mybeautybunny.com

Just a few of the cover shoots I assisted on as a fashion and beauty intern. I landed an internship in the fashion and beauty department of Bridal Guide Magazine in New York City. And every day for six months or so, I trudged through snow, sleet and subway crowds from the Bronx to our office in midtown Manhattan to help lay out samples for photo shoots and organize the beauty closet, which was exactly as great as it sounds. The experiences we had at BG were amazing. I attended Carolina Herrera and Lia Sophia receptions. One time, I got hit by a bicycle messenger. I met Clinton Kelly and got to peruse the Melissa Joy Manning and Carolee showrooms. I spent entire days splaying out necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and other accessories in preparation for shoots. Some days were entirely spent organizing the beauty closet (be still, my heart). I traveled to Mexico, the Caribbean and Florida to assist on shoots, and I learned just how heavy wedding dresses can be — all that crinoline really adds up — and forged some friendships that will long outlive the cheap beading on contemporary gowns. But alas, the city was just not my bag, and I do not have a thick enough skin or narrow enough hips to withstand a career in the cutthroat world of New York City fashion. So that brings us to today. I still love the art even if I don’t dig the industry. And I love finding new

On a rare break on location — with a sprained toe. faces and perspectives in the worlds of fashion and beauty. I don’t consider myself an aficionado on the matter. I can barely afford Target, let alone Thakoon, and I’ve certainly had my share of wardrobe missteps. But that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate the line of a well-cut Diane von Furstenberg dress or the symmetry of a Missoni print. So that’s why The F Word was started: To explore what NEPA and the rest of the country has to offer when it comes to tips, trends and timeless fashions. That, and the fact that sometimes, wearing cute shoes is the only thing that gets me through the day. W


Woodlands, Plains Twp. $25. To reserve table, call or visit cancerwellnessnepa.org. Chuckles for Charity Comedy Festival July 22, 8 p.m., The Woodlands (1073 Route 315, Plains Twp.) hosted by Maribeth Mooney, ft. Kevin Lepka, John Walton, Matt Coons and headliner Steve Marshall, raffles. $15, benefits Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Pre-purchase via kevinlepkacomedy.com, 21+. Golf for Education July 23, noon, Edgewood in the Pines Golf Course (Edgewood Road, Drums). Proceeds benefit student scholarships at Rock Solid Academy. Info: Mark DiPippa, 570.675.7625 Mission for Mason 2 July 29, 1-10 p.m., Woodlands Inn & Resort (1073 Rte. 315, Plains Twp.). $12 at door. Basket raffles, Mr. Jay and Magic Frede. UUU, Graces Downfall, Dodge City, more. Proceeds benefit Cancertacular and childhood cancer in NEPA. A Night at the Races: Benefit for Michael Rosenko July 20, 5 p.m., Holy Family Parish (574 Rear Bennett St., Luzerne). $20, includes horse, food, BYOB. Basket raffles. 21+. Rosenko is a veteran battling stage 4 throat cancer. Info: 570.331.4741 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network • Affiliate Meeting: Aug. 7, 6 p.m., Hampton Inn at Montage Mountain • 2ndAnnual Dave Morrell Memorial Golf Tournament: Aug. 25, Blue Ridge Trail Golf Club. Info/to register: 570.383.7906, 575.1024 Princess in Training Camp July 18, 9 a.m.-noon, July 19, pageant 6 p.m., David Blight School of Dance Studio (91 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Ages 5-12. $45 fee payable to Mia Miller. Includes hair/makeup, head shots, art & crafts, opening number, interview prep, T-shirt, princess bag. For applications, e-mail misspaot2012@aol.com, mommamia33@comcast.net. Info: 570.283.2289. All proceeds benefit Children’s Miracle Network.

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forscoliosis@gmail.com, 570.558.9247; $7/day, $15/all four days) • July 26, 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Irish Wolf Pub (N. Washington and Linden St., Scranton). • July 27, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Heil’s Place (1002 Wheeler Ave., Scranton). • July 28, 6 p.m.-1 a.m., Genetti’s Manor (1505 Main St., Dickson City). Silent auction. • July 29, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., Heil’s Place (1002 Wheeler Ave., Scranton). Vintage Theater (scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Cabaret Night Fundraiser: July 27, 7 p.m., Harry Houdini Museum (1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton). Performances of the musical, mystical, spoken, comedic arts. $15. Women’s Day Out Fundraiser for Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Rescue for Domestic Animals, Inc Aug. 19, 2-8 p.m., Nails First Salon (207 S. Main St., Taylor). Manicures, pedicures, nail fills, waxing, more. Entertainment by Dani-elle Khela, wine and cheese table, psychic readings. Men invited for men’s pedicure. Call ahead or walk in. Info: 570.457.1625

EVENTS 3rd Annual Bengt T. Nelson High School Team Tennis Tournament July 9-27, Birchwood Tennis Club, Scranton Tennis Club

and Waverly Community House. Info: 570.586.8191, ext. 2 Antique Show and Sale July 20-21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mountainhome United Methodist Church (Routes 390 and 191, Mountainhome). $4 donation. Fri., ice cream social 7-8 p.m. Call 570.595.7390 for info. Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247, 620 Marion St., Browndale, 43fire.com) • Homemade Pierogi For Sale: donation $6/dozen. Potato and cheese. To order, contact any member, call 570.499.4908, e-mail jdoyle@nep.net, go online. Camp Papillion Adoption Day Aug. 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (486 Blakeslee Blvd./Route 443, Lehighton). Cats, dogs, critters. Visit camppapillon.org, call 570.420.0450 for info/adoption application. Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, www.chackosfamilybowlingcenter.com, 570.208.BOWL) • Buck Bowling Day: July 22, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. $1games, shoe rental, slices, hot dogs, sodas. First come, first served. For info, call, select option 5. Chinchilla United Methodist Church (411 Layton Rd., South Abington Twp., 570.226.6207) • Deja Vu Free Concert: July 25, church lawn.

Band), environmental activities, nature walk, plein air painters, River Float, petting zoo, more. For info about float, call Endless Mountain Outfitters at 746.9140.

Conyngham United Methodist Church (411 Main Street, Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conynghamumc.com) • Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m. Beth Moore study, “Jesus, the One and Only.” All women welcome.

Divots in the Dark Golf Tournament July 20, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Edgewood in the Pines (22 Edgewood Road, Drums) $50/golfers, $30/nongolfers. Sponsored by Helping Hands Society. Call 570.455.4958 for more info.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Mount Olympic! Theatre and Visual Art Camp: through July 20, 10 a.m.noon. Ages 5-12. $60. Call to register. • Acting Camp for Kids: Camp 1, through July 20, 2-3:30 p.m.; camp 2: July 30-Aug. 3, 2-3 p.m. Ages 6-12. $60/camp. Casual performance for family, friends will end each week. Call to register. • Quilting for Kids: “Streak of Lightning:” Wed., through July 25, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class. No experience required. Call to register. • Food and Culture Around the World: July 23, Aug. 6, 1-2:30 p.m. Ages 10-16. $50. First-time chefs welcome. Call to register. • Jammin’ in a Jugband: July 23-25, 27, 10-11:15 a.m. Ages 6-12. Free. Invited to perform with band at Celebrate Summer at the River, July 28, 3 p.m., Riverside Park. Call to register. • Trash to Treasures Camp: July 23-27, 4-5:30 p.m. Ages 5-12. $60. All materials provided. Call to register. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Quilting for Everyone: “Trip Around the World:” Wed., through July 25, 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class. Call to register. • Jammin’ in a Jugband: July 23-25, 27, 1-2:15 p.m. Ages 13+. Free. Invited to perform with band at Celebrate Summer at the River, July 28, 3 p.m., Riverside Park. Call to register. • Open Studio and Portfolio Prep: 7-8:30 p.m. Session 4, July 24; session 5, July 31, Aug. 7, 14, 28. $15/class, $60/4 classes. Call to register. ❏ Adult Classes: • Pottery for Beginners: 7-8:30 p.m. Series 4, July 18, 25, Aug. 1; series 5, Aug. 8, 15, 29, Sept. 5. Ages 13+. $60/ class. All materials supplied. Call to register. • Decorative Painting: Noon-3 p.m., July 18, 25, Aug. 15, 22, 29. Ages 16+. $20/class plus cost of painting surface. Pre-registration required, call to register. ❏ Special Events: • Celebrate Summer at the River: July 28, 3-8 p.m., Riverside Park, Tunkhannock. All ages. Free. Live music (Sadie Green Sales Jugband, Coal Town Rounders, George Wesley

Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • July 30, 1-2:30 p.m., Farmers’ Market (off Albright Ave., Scranton). Doug & Jim. Gazebo Concert July 19, 2-4 p.m., Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic). Rain or shine. Free, open to public. Bill Kukliewicz. Door prizes, light refreshments. Info: OakwoodTerraceInc.com Gouldsboro United Methodist Church (495 Main St., Gouldsboro) • Flea Market: Aug. 4, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Vendors needed, spaces 8’x8’ for $10. Tables $5/each. Food for sale. Info: 570.842.8738, 842.6106 Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce (20 W. Broad St.) • Red Carpet Breakfast Program: July 25, 7:45-9 a.m., Damon’s Grille, Hazleton. Dr. Francis X. Antonelli, Acting Superintendent of the Hazleton Area School District, more. Info on STEM Magnet School, Q&A session. $20/members, $25/guests. To attend, RSVP by July 20 to 570.455.1509, hazletonchamber.org. Griffin Pond Animal Shelter (967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit) • Family Petnic: Aug. 25, 1-5 p.m. South Abington Park. $10 donation. Food, music, games. Grove Street Bock Party Aug. 18, noon-7 p.m., between Dana, Stanton Streets, Wilkes-Barre. Food, games, prizes. Giving away school supplies, donations appreciated. Call 570.472.7666. Health Fair & Blood Drive July 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., The Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton). Free, open to public. Blood donors will get T-shirt, Friendly’s ice cream coupon. ∝ Keep Wine-ing He Might Start to Look Like Prince Charming Comedy Show July 26, 7 p.m., Personellized Cakes & Cafe, Carbondale. $15. Jeannine M.

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Scranton Lock-Up to Benefit Muscular Dystrophy Association Aug. 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kildare’s (119 Jefferson Ave., Scranton). In need of local volunteers to assist with driving or helping at Kildare’s, call 570.234.2450. Participants need to “raise bail” by encouraging contributions.

This one’s for the dogs A Third Friday Animal Art Gathering will be held Friday, July 20 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Valley Dog (213 E. Luzerne Ave., Larksville).

Clifford United Methodist Church (Main St. Clifford) • Chicken-n-Biscuit or Ham Dinner: July 18, 4-6 p.m. Eat in, take out. Dinner, dessert, drink. $7.95.

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but then again ... By Jim Rising

Weekender Correspondent

That's all, folks

Jim says goodbye to his columnist status.

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ix years and more than 300 of these columns it’s time to hang up my lap-

top. To go back to the beginning, I started writing for the Weekender as part of a radio show I used to do. I was writing a daily piece I called “Rising’s Rant” and the then-editor Alan K. Stout graciously gave me this space. It was an unpaid deal, but I was glad to be able to do it. When I left the radio gig I expected I would not still be here. But to my amazement not only did the powers that be let me stay — but they started to pay me! True, I was not making much, but I could truly say I was a newspaper columnist. It was a big thrill for me. I have been able to vent my spleen and more over the past few years. I have written about things that annoy me from tailgaters to rude wait staff. I have taken to task chuckleheaded ninnies from the safe distance of the printed page. I have mourned yearly the loss of so many souls taken by senseless terroristic acts. I have celebrated some of the big milestones in my life and wished that some had never come to pass. It has been the ultimate in long, strange trips and if I could, I wouldn’t change any of it.

“Truth be told most of these articles pretty much wrote themselves with very little interference from me.” I have written about the long-suffering wife. She alone really knows how she earned that moniker. My life is enriched daily by her presence. I really enjoyed the writing, the process of putting it out there. Truth be told most of these articles pretty much wrote themselves with very little interference from me. It might be hard for some to understand but I often had no idea what I would write until I did. I will miss it. Traditionally journalists indicate the end of a story with a special mark. There are as many theories about why and how this mark came to be as there are journalists. This is the end of my story here. Thanks for reading. W Fear not, you can still read Jim’s rants every day that ends in “y” at jamesrising.com.


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s the daughter of an artist, Ryan Ashley Malarkey always knew she’d find her place in the art world. Childhood drawing led to sketching clothes, which led to sewing clothes and her eventually attending The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, where she graduated as the Critic’s Choice Award Winner for her class. After FIT, Ryan worked as a clothing designer in Manhattan which “led to my exposure into the realm of the tattoo world,” she says. “I traveled to tattoo conventions in Los Angeles, London — it was easy to fall in love with the tattoo culture and lifestyle there in such an accepting city.” What was it about tattoos that made you want to create a career out of that? I found my true passion wasn’t decorating the garments which clothed the body, but decorating the actual body itself. This revelation led to me to come back home and start apprenticing with Nick Malasto to become a tattooer. Currently, I’m tattooing full-time in a private and appointment-only studio in Wyoming, painting custom pieces as they are requested while traveling back and forth to New York freelancing every few weeks with my previous fashion company. Hobbies: In between working, I’ve been dabbling in interior decorating, cooking, thrift and antique shopping, crafts — pretty much anything that gets my brain working. I am also a very proud dog mom to a black Pomeranian named Toronto, which is a huge part of my life. Claim to fame: I had a fashion sketch appear in a Bloomingdale’s ad in the Sunday Times. I also had a series of fashion sketches featured during Fashion Week in Moscow, Russia. Working in the industry led me to traveling, working in China and establishing connections with industry people around the world. One thing most people don’t know about me: I’m really big, like obsessively big, into “Ancient Aliens.” I can’t get enough, literally. What I wanted to be when I grew up: Happy. Content. Secure. Everything else is just in the details! Where to find more info about yourself: You can message me with inquiries about requesting fine art or booking an appointment for a custom tattoo at facebook.com/ryan.malarkey. You can view and order art prints directly through etsy.com/shop/ RyanAshleyArtShop. I also have an art blog I update periodically with new sketches, paintings, etc. at RyanAshleyMalarkey.blogspot.com

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Life is a Drag

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ou’re probably wondering “who exactly is this Estella Sweet, and what’s her deal?” I’m a 30-year-old male originally from Northampton, Pa., who’s always had an “I don’t give a f--k” attitude and never cared much how people think or feel about me. Luckily, I had a mother who raised me to think for myself, and she has always loved me regardless of who I was or what I decided to do with my life. Growing up in rural Pa. wasn’t easy. I was the brunt of a lot of bullying and didn’t have many friends. I was the fat kid. I had several nicknames. However, one that I despised most was “Pat.” (The androgynous geek “Saturday Night Live” created.) My mother was constantly at school standing up for me and making sure the school did its job creating a safe place for me to learn. It wasn’t fun, and it was never easy, but I got through it, and it made me who I am today — a strong-willed drag queen with a message: “Just Do You.” A lot changed in high school. I moved and was no longer “The Fat Kid” or “Pat.” I was now the gothic, dramatic chorus kid who did what he wanted, when he wanted whether people liked it or not. I inspired the misfits and the popular kids didn’t really mess

My goal in life is to inspire people to find what makes them happy and be themselves no matter what. with me. I wasn’t out and proud, but I never denied anything either. Now don’t get me wrong, it was no gay picnic. It’s never easy being different. Society sucks that way. Conformity is the rule. Screwing with other people’s safe and supposedly sane ideas about the world is risky business at best. In high school, you start to develop ideas about who you are, who you will become and about the world. After high school, reality smacks you in the face and everything you thought mattered changes. You realize your high-school experience does not define you. It turns out to have been this cruel Orwellian farm where you’re supposed to have chosen a type of animal to be and then be it forever. I’m what happens when you choose to become the black sheep with the attitude of a rooster. The summer after senior year before moving off to college I discovered the place I would eventually call home. I started attending the under-age dance

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parties at Twist in Plains Twp. and finally found a place I could be myself. This is when I realized I was not much different from other gay kids my age. After attending college in Pittsburgh, I moved to Wilkes-Barre, where I’ve resided since 2004. I began frequenting Twist and finally realized that I was born to be a drag queen. In 2006, I performed in my first drag show. It was a hobby at first until I realized it was what I wanted to do with my life. Drag to me is an art. I have no desire to be a woman and love myself just the way I am. I’ve always been a pretty boy, and being heavy, I was picked on for having man boobs. I had finally found an outlet for the years of torment and what I had been ridiculed for my entire life — and I could make a living doing it! I have been performing for almost six years now and in September, I was crowned Miss Gay Pennsylvania United States At Large. My goal in life is to inspire people to find what makes them happy and be themselves no matter what. We are all human, and no one has the right to tell you to change who you are. My mother always told me, “If people don’t like you, there is someone right around the corner who will.” My life — and the way I grew up — molded me into the fabulous Miss Estella Sweet, and I wouldn’t change a thing. I didn’t choose to be gay, but I chose to W be a drag queen.

Estella Sweet was born to be a drag queen — and now she’s the Weekender’s newest columnist.

Who do you choose to be? Haven’t a clue? Love life getting you down? Some dumbass pickin’ on you? Got a question you can’t ask anyone else? Is your life a drag? Thanks to the Weekender you now have someone to turn to. No worries, no judgments, just insightful, open-minded advice. Write Stella at weekender@theweekender.com with “Stella’s Life is a Drag” in the subject. Find more of Stella all week long at Twist Night Club or at facebook.com/missestellasweet.


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 Booksellers (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.4210) ❏ Signings: • Margo Azzarelli: July 21, 2 p.m. • Jozef Rothstein, author of “As the Matzo Ball Turns:” Aug. 5, noon-2 p.m. 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. 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. Keystone College, La Plume • The Gathering: July 19-22. Lectures, panels, film, dance, music, hands-on workshops. Registration now open, visit gathering.keystone.edu.

Pages & Places ❏ Cafe Programs (Platform Lounge

Pittston Memorial Library (47 Broad St., 570.654.9565) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • Basic Computer Class for Adults: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Call to register. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 6:30 p.m. New members always welcome. • Family Story Time: Wed., 10 a.m. • Attention Teens: Looking for teen volunteers 6th grade+ to help with book logs. • Through July: “Fill a Bag Book Sale,” lobby. $2/bag. • Adult Summer Reading: Between the Covers: Adult fiction, non-fiction. Private book sale at end of summer. • Summer Reading Theme “Dream Big, Read:” through Aug. 13. Ages 18 months-adult. Programs will include reading, science, crafts, family movie nights, prizes, more. • Bedtime Stories: Wrapped books that kids can take home, rate. Each returned rate slip entered to win prizes. • Teen Summer Reading: Own the Night: Teens entering grades 6-12. July 19, 26; Aug. 2, 9, 2 p.m. • Art Contest: Deadline July 23. Pick up entry form at library. All art mediums except sculpture, no larger than 15.” Winners announced Aug. 13. Public Reading of Jeannine M. Luby’s “Wartz And All” July 25, 6:30 p.m., Lackawanna River Heritage Trail, accessible from Laurel St., Archbald. $2 from each book sale donated to support programs of Lackawanna County Library System, to Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority. Info: WartzAndAll.com STACKS Writing Group 2nd/4th Tues. every month, 6 p.m., The Banshee, (320 Penn Ave., Scranton). Info: stackswritinggroup@gmail.com Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association • Library Lottery 2012: $100 ticket. Each ticket has 50 chances. Prizes

$500-$50,000. Ticket application at susqcolibrary.org or county libraries. Drawing July 21. Call 570.278.1881 for info. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or

ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com) Summer Hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m. • “Summer Sonata: The Paintings of Sharon Cosgrove:” through Aug. 25. Second reception, Aug. 3, 6-9 p.m. Special presentation by Cosgrove, Aug. 2, 5:30 p.m.

New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • Katie Hovencamp, Allison LaRussa, Evan West-An exhibit of paintings, multi-media works and sculpture: July 18-29. Artist reception July 20, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments, free, open to public.

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. • Cameraphone Show: Sept. 7-Oct. 2. Entry forms/guidelines available on website, at Marquis and AFA galleries. Accepting submissions until Aug. 31. Call for info. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/seniors; $2 children 6-12; members free. • “BEEyond,” featuring an artistic exploration via the lens of photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher, and “Directing Sunbeams: Beekeeping in Northeast Pennsylvania:” through Sept. 3. • “Titanic: Explore the Legend & 100 Years of History:” through Sept. 3, Gallery 13.

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. Animal Art Gathering July 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Valley Dog (213 E. Luzerne Ave., Larksville, 570.714.6239). Live painting by Derek Zielinski. Freelance artistry by Jason Healey Photography. Live music by Jared Zarnowski. Wine, water, soda, coffee. Wish list drive to benefit Modified K9 Pit bull Rescue. 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. • “Not Far From the Tree:” through Aug. 19. Abigail Smith Kurecian, clay. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, 570.476.4460, artspacegallery.net)

Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) • “Childhood … Different Things To Different Children:” through Aug. 19. Front gallery. Photographer Theo Solomon of Monroe County. • “Friends and Lovers:” through Aug. 19. Back gallery. Photographer Don Manza. Luzerne County Historical Society Museum (69 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net) • “The Wonderful Story of Planters Peanuts:” through Oct. 27. Will be on display for National Convention of the Peanut Pals collector’s club, held in Wilkes-Barre, July. Marquis Art and Frame (515 Center St., Scranton, 570.344.3313) • Marie Jordan Photographic Exhibit “Inspirations:” through Aug. 1. Free, open to public. Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/ schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. • “SPCA Benefit Exhibit:” through Aug. 2. All artwork sold will have a percentage donated to SPCA. Exhibit free, open to public. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center, 570.408.4325) Summer hours: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-4 p.m.; Mon-Thurs. by appointment only • “Alumni and Community: Selections from the Sordoni Art Gallery Permanent Collection:” through Aug. 5. Sullivan County Council on the Arts • Accepting applications for annual juried Fall Art Expo. At least $1,200 in cash prizes this year. Categories: Painting, drawing, photography, three-dimensional art. PDF applications at sullivanarts.org/upload/2012expoapplication.pdf. Info: sullivanarts.org, info@sullivanarts.org, 570.928.8927 Therapy Unlimited (312 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • “Faces:” Through July 31. Call for info, 570.352.2605. 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 W Moore: through Aug. 3. -- 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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Monroe County Book Expo July 21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Eastern Monroe Public Library (1002 No. 9th St., Stroudsburg). ∝ New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine St., Scranton, www.newvisionstudio.com, 570.878.3970) • Writer’s Showcase: July 21, 7 p.m. Call for info.

at Trax in Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, 700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. Happy hour 6 p.m., programs 7 p.m.) • Lackawanna County Library System presents Stephanie Powell Watts: July 26. Will be reading from “We Are Only Taking What We Need.”

• “Two Travelers” work by Mary Lou Steinberg and Kate Senunas: July 20-Sept. 8. Opening reception July 20, 5-8 p.m.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 39 Luby, Joe Bryan. Info: 570.650.7518, NotPrinceCharming.com Keystone College, LaPlume events • 5th Annual Jazz Institute: July 23-27. Info: Crystal Seigle, 570.945.8580 Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono) • Firework Schedule: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24; Sept. 1, 9 p.m. The NEPA Miners: (www.nepaminers.com or 570.604.4438) • July 21, 7 p.m., Scranton Memorial Stadium: Against Philadelphia Gators. Benefits Waverly Community House’s Camp Create. Tickets on sale in Comm Office (1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly), $10/adults, $6/military personnel, seniors, students, free/ under 12. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Auditions: Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Aug. 22, 5-9 p.m. Requirements on website. 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. • Walk Around the Block: July 23, 6:30 p.m. • Vision Board Night: July 25, 6 p.m. Call for info/registration. • Knit & Crochet Group: July 28, 10:30 a.m.-noon. All ages welcome. Free. • Monday Movies: July 30, “Night of the Hunter.” Water, popcorn provided. Free, call to register. P+J Comedy Nights (PSpratt.com) • Paul Spratt /TBA: July 19, Martini Grill (414 Spruce St., Scranton). Free. • Maddog Mattern / Joel Richardson / Gordon Baker-Bone / Jeremy Pryal / Paul Spratt: Aug. 4, 20th Ward (2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton). $10/advance, $15/door.

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Parenting Workshop July 26, 6-8 p.m., Commonwealth Medical College (525 Pine St., Scranton) Free, registration not required. Adults only. Penn State Wilkes-Barre events: • Continuing Education / Professional Ethics For CPAs: July 18, 1 p.m., both the Lehman, Towanda locations. Presented via Polycom video conferencing. $39. Info/to register: 570.675.9253, sxr50@psu.edu

Piggie Dinner July 21, 5-8 p.m., Social Hall Cafeteria (522 Madison St., Wilkes-Barre). $8/adults, $5/children. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • Adoption Day: July 22, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-mart Super Center (355 Lincoln Ave., East Stroudsburg). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. • Adoption Day: Aug. 5, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wal-mart (Route 940, Mt. Pocono). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. Shawnee Inn & Golf Resort events: ❏ Community Concert Series (free, 7 p.m., rain or shine): • Bill Frye: July 24 • Pocono Flute Choir: July 31 St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Chicken Barbecue Dinner: July 21, noon-3 p.m. $9. Info: 570.562.3965.

mal Rescue (570.466.7930, traceyshopenmcdonald@gmail.com, petservicesbydenise.com) • Annual Dog Wash: July 29, Pet Services by Denise (113 Foote Ave., Duryea). Unified Fighting Arts Association (570.675.9535, ufa-a.com) • Basic Self Defense Workshop: July 21, noon-4 p.m., Back Mountain Martial Arts (1140 Memorial Highway, Dallas). Unity: A Center for Spiritual Living (140 South Grant St., WilkesBarre, 570.824.7722) • A Course in Miracles / Holistic Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:308:30 p.m. • Meditation Chakra Clearing Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. $8. Oneness meditation, chakra clearing/energization, transfer of Divine Energy. Welcome beginning, experienced meditators, all paths. Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoyministry.com.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m.

Upward Bound 45th Anniversary Reunion July 22, 3-6 p.m., Wilkes University campus behind library. Family backyard barbecue. All former participants/staff invited. Food, drinks, music by Rockin’ Rich, games, basket raffles. Donations welcome. RSVP: 570.817.5096, Kelleyconner220@yahoo.com ∝ 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. • Tennis Clinics Beginner-Intermediate: Private, semi-private lessons. • Comm Camp: Six-Week Summer Day Camp for Pre-K-Grade 7: Mon.Fri., 9 a.m.-1 p.m., through Aug. 3 • Comm Square Fair: July 26, 4:30-8 p.m. Music on back lawn by Marko Marcinko, Music for Models. Carnival games, food, beverages.

Swim-a-thon & Family Fun Night to Benefit the Kingston Pool July 21 (rain date July 28), 7-11 p.m., Kingston Municipal Pool Authority (Corner Hamilton and Lathrop Sts., Kingston). Prizes, games, food.

Wilkes-Barre City Events ❏ Farmers’ Market: Thurs., through Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Public Square. Thurs. Info: wilkes-barre.pa.us/farmersm.php • July 19: Storytime with Luzerne County Reading Council,

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. Paul’s United Methodist Church (Birch St./Prospect Ave., Scranton) • Lemonade Stand: July 19, 5-6:30 p.m. Free. • Community Dinner: July 21, 4:306:30 p.m. Free. • Vacation Bible School: July 23-27, 6:15-8:15 p.m. Free, snacks included.

music by The Sperazza Band • July 26: Nature Discovery Day, music by Mother Nature’s Sons Wyoming County Chamber Of Commerce • Networking Educational Luncheon: July 18, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Twig’s Cafe (Route 6, Tunkhannock). $10/nonmembers. Speed networking scenarios. Reservations recommended, 570.875.8325, Deborah@wyccc.com. Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.270.2186). Events free and open to public. • Student Solo and Chamber Recital: July 18, 25, 31, Aug. 1, 8 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. • Russian Pianist Yana Reznik In Recital: July 19, 8 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. • Wind Ensemble/Jazz Ensemble: July 20, 27, 8 p.m., Buckingham Performing Arts Center. Free, open to public. • Masterworks Chorale, Chamber Orchestra, Institute Chorus and Symphony Orchestra: July 21, 28, 8 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. • PAI Dance Company Production: July 22, 3 p.m., Buckingham Performing Arts Center. Free, open to public. • Faculty Solo and Chamber Recital: July 23, 8 p.m., Great Hall (228 Wyoming Ave., Kingston). Free, open to public. Y Walk Wed. Guided evening walks in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Begin 6 p.m., meet in lobby either city’s YMCA. In case of rain, walk same time following day. Info: WilkesBarre YMCA, 570.823.2191; Hazleton, 455.2046: ❏Wilkes-Barre: • July 18: Our Luzerne County Courthouse, A Living History • July 25: What’s New at the Old Y? ❏ Hazleton: • July 25: Hazle-

Tonylou Productions • “Sam Club and the Case of the Motorcoach Murder:” Aug. 2, Radisson Hotel (700 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). Lunch noon, audienceparticipation murder mystery. Solve the crime, win a prize. $31. Reservations required, call 570.226.6207. Tracey’s Hope Hospice Care Program and Domestic Ani-

ton’s Hispanic Eateries & Bodegas Your Dog’s Place, LLC (570.729.8977, yourdogsplace@yahoo.com) • K9 Nose Work: Intro to Nose Work, Sat., 11:30 a.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. Intro to Odor, Mon., 8:15 p.m. Intro to Vehicles and Exteriors, Mon., 7 p.m. Continuing Nose Work, Mon., 5 p.m. • Kinderpuppy: Wed., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. Puppy parenting 101. • Canine Life & Social Skills: Thurs., 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 p.m. • Reliable Recalls: Fri., 6-7:30 p.m. ∝

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) • Sweetness & Light — A Mead & Honey Tasting: Aug. 2, 6-8 p.m.$35/ members, $45/non-members. Patron ticket $100, includes guided tour of BEEyond. 21+. Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) ❏ Summer Downtown Walking Tours (free and open to the public): • Sat. through Oct., 11 a.m. Call for starting places. • Rotating trio of tours First Fridays, through Oct., 5 p.m., Radisson, Lackawanna Ave. • Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2 hours. Routes selected based on interests of participants Most days, noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 people, max. 30. Call 955.0244. • Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours: Call for info. Pennsylvania’s Anthracite Heritage Museum (McDade Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804, www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year round, Mon.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., noon-5 p.m. • Camp: through July 20, 9 a.m.noon. $50, includes snacks, supplies. Call to reserve.

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Cut the stress from your life with a class from our MIND AND BODY listings.

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

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Fitness through dance with Nia By Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor

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hanks to Zumba infomercials and testimonials, everyone knows that you can burn a lot of calories from dancing, but a new-to-NEPA dance fitness class hopes to teach participants more than just moves that burn. Nia is a sensory-based practice that draws from martial arts, dance and healing arts to encourage self-discovery and personal transformation. Each class uses a combination of 52 moves to engage a body’s base, core and upper extremities. It has been brought to the area by Laura Ancherani, who teaches the classes at several venues throughout NEPA. Ancherani discovered Nia, which was founded in 1982, when she saw the practice mentioned in a blurb in the back of a magazine. “It had a website on the bottom, so I went to the site and was reading about it and thought it sounded interesting,” she recalled. “I saw I could order a video, an athome workout kind of thing, so I ordered one at random.” Soon, the dance instructor ordered the other three videos and on a trip to Texas, she saw a studio offering a Nia class. After attending it, she spoke to the teacher, who suggested she become a Nia instructor since she’d already been doing the videos at home for a few years. “She told me she’d never met anybody that heard about Nia and ordered the videos and started doing them in their house before — it’s al-

I demonstrate another move from the class.

Weekender Staff Writer Stephanie DeBalko, left, and myself during the Nia class taught by Laura Ancherani. PHOTOS BY AMANDA DITTMAR

“It’s just about being there, being active, enjoying your body, experiencing the joy of moving.” Nia teacher Laura Ancherani ways been kind of an underground thing,” Ancherani said. In June 2011, she headed to San Antonio for the weeklong training. “By the end of the week, you’re sore, you’re tired, you’ve got blisters,” she said. “But your body just felt amazing.” In hopes of passing that feeling along to NEPA, Ancherani invited the Weekender and other interested participants to kick off their shoes to attend a free Nia class last Thursday at Symmetry Studio in Scranton, one of the venues she teaches. While this lessthan-coordinated attendee went left when the others went right and back when they were front, the class was fluid, fun and a good workout. “You don’t have to be coordinated, you don’t have to be a trained athlete, you don’t have to be in shape, you don’t have to be of a certain age,” Ancherani began. “It’s just about being there, being active, enjoying your body, experiencing the joy of moving.” She began teaching Nia in Waverly last fall and started her classes at Symmetry in March. “The people who love it,

love it, and I have people who are afraid to try it; it’s an interesting mix,” she said. “People in this area are often afraid to try new things, so I kind of wanted to have a big grand thing to get people there. (Nia) is one of those things that you have to keep coming to because it is so different every time.” One of the reasons Ancherani loves Nia so much is because it helped her return to her “creative outlet” of dance, which was something she’d done since the age of 4, but the practice led to something even deeper than just creativity. “As I was going through the process and learning more about (Nia), how it helps us get in touch with our bodies, I didn’t realize that a lot of people have that disconnect with their body,” she shared. “Nia helps you develop that connection again and appreciation for your body.” W

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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. Back Mountain Martial Arts Center & Mountaintop Karate Center For info, call either location, Back Mountain (4 Carr Ave., 570.675.9535) or Mountaintop (312 S. Mountain Blvd., 466.6474): Visit Website at www.fudoshinkai1.com. • Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Back Mountain): Tues., Wed., Thurs., 4:30-9 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Mountaintop Karate Center Mon., Weds., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. • Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Mountaintop): Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. Cherry St. Bible Church (Corner of Church/Cherry St., Plymouth, 570.239.0038) events • Adventures on Promised Island Vacation Bible School: July 23-27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ages 4-12. Singing, Bible lessons, games, crafts, snacks. Call 779.4838, registration available at cherrystreetbiblechurch.com, events page. Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152, www.dancecontours.com) • Adult classes: ballet, tap, lyrical, CardioSalsa, ballroom dance. • Children/teen classes: ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of dance blending basic Jazz Technique with styles of street dance, hip hop. • Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free. • Adult ballet: Sat. morn. 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.

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. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Ballroom Lessons • Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings. • Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. • Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+. • Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. New Visions Studio & Gallery (201 Vine Street, Scranton, 570.878.3970, newvisionsstudio@gmail.com, newvisionsstudio.com) • Kid’s Art Class: All About Art: Sat., ages 11-16. Sun., ages 5-10. $100-$125/ month, $30/class. Supplies included. Call to register. • Black & White Photography Class: Sun., through July 29, 2-4:30 p.m. $150, includes supplies. Must bring camera first day. Registration required. • Adult Painting Class: Mon., 5-6:30 p.m., through July 30. $100, all supplies included. For beginners. Call for info/registration. Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com) Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment.

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(Anne, 570.881.2433) • Private studio in Kingston, enthusiastic approach, learn at own pace and in natural learning style. Professional teacher/performer (Bachelors in Music Performance, SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; Masters in Music Performance, University of Texas at Austin Butler School of Music). Accepting new students of all ages, time slots available early mornings into evenings weekdays for 30, 45, 60 minutes. Private Voice Lessons Mon.Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info. Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day, evening classes for men, women, children. Ongoing classes 6 days/week. Covers sport, combat, self-defense aspects of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit gracienepa.com or call 570.347.1107. School of Combat Arts (24 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.468.9701, schoolofcombatarts.com) Open 6 days/week. Offering classes in Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling, Russian sambo, boxing, Muay Thai, kickboxing, Ninjutsu, wrestling. Classes for men, women, children. Group, private classes available. Children’s class now for $35/month. Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, ShauijiaoChinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898. Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi Academy (509 Pittston Ave., Scranton) • Specializing in Traditional Chinese Martial Arts as taught in The Central Guoshu Institute. Instruction in classical Shaolin styles includes: Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung-Fu. Info: 570.341.8089, 249.1087

Near and far “Two Travelers,” featuring work by Mary Lou Steinberg and Kate Senunas, will be on display Friday, July 20 through Saturday, Sept. 8 at Marquis Art & Frame Second Floor Gallery (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). There will be an opening reception Friday, July 20 from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit features work depicting a recent trip to France taken by Steinberg and Senunas. Photos by Senunas from Normandy, Brittany and Paris will be displayed along with pastel paintings by Steinberg. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more info, call 570.823.0518. Center (655 Third Ave.). $15. Wear comfortable exercise attire, sneakers. Info: 888.328.3218, valleygojukarate.com World Class Boxing (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061) • Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.

Welsh Language Singing Class Second, third Sat. in July, all Sat. in Aug., 2-4 p.m. First Congregational Church (500 Luzerne Ave., West Pittston).

Wyoming Valley Goju Ryu Karate Academy • Classes Tues., Thurs. (kids: 5:30-7 p.m.; teens/adults: 7-8:30 p.m.); Sat. (kids: 10:30 a.m.-noon; teens/adults: Noon-1:30 p.m.), Kingston Rec. Center (655 Third Ave., Kingston).Info: 888.328.3218, valleygojukarate.com

Women’s Self Defense Seminar July 25, 6-8 p.m., Kingston Rec

Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/

hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

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. 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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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.

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.

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tell us...

bitch & brag By Jeff and Amanda of 98.5 KRZ

Special to the Weekender

What’s your favorite puppet character?

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Brittany Hayes

“Spicy Boy.”

“Elmo.”

22, Wilkes-Barre

21, Harding

One of Jeff’s favorite funny movies.

Chastity Lahr 32, Wilkes-Barre “Animal.”

23, Clarks Summit “Gonzo.”

Rachel Barnhart

Scotty Leitch

20, West Pittston “Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog.”

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Pat Brier

25, Philadelphia “Spicy Boy.”

by Noelle Fabrizio, Weekender Intern

Amanda’s Bitch: Something has been bothering me for a while now, and I know many of you reading this probably feel the same way. I have a love/hate relationship with bananas, and it’s really starting to piss me off. Each group of them is only really good and ready to eat for one day. Every trip to the store, I spend a few minutes carefully selecting the perfect bunch of bananas. You know the ones: Not too green, while still being not too yellow, and certainly not bruised. I never buy more than four bananas at a time because no matter what color you buy them at the store, the banana only has one perfect day. Why is the shelf life of produce so short? The money we all waste on uneaten produce is sick, and I alone find most of that waste at the fault of the banana. The perfect banana is the banana you get to eat the day right before it starts getting little brown dots. Any day before that day, the greenish firm banana tastes like plastic and is just not ready to be eaten yet. I may be more sensitive to the banana freshness today more than any other day because I expected to

walk into work today and find a bunch of perfectly ripened bananas. You know, their perfect day kind of good. Instead, I found banana bread-ready bananas covered in brown dots. Here’s the thing, I strategically planned this out. On Friday, I purchased four greenish firm bananas with hopes that when I came in on Monday they would be perfect. That perfect yellow banana on its only good day. Nope, that day must have come prematurely because these suckers are about to become a pile of mush. The shelf life of produce sucks. Don’t even get me started on how many heads of lettuce I’ve had to toss out or the bags of apples that have been trashed. No wonder why so many people turn to packaged junk food — it doesn’t go bad! I hate wasting money … almost as much as I hate bananas that stay green for too long or get brown too fast.

air-conditioned place to hang for a couple hours. Whatever the case, I’ve always leaned toward funny movies, but the problem is you see the previews, and it looks so funny only to discover that all the funny parts were in the preview! So this week, I thought I’d share some suggestions on movies that truly are funny and worth investing your time. Let’s start with one in theaters now: “Ted” starring Mark Wahlberg and the voice of Seth MacFarlane (yeah, the creator of “Family Guy”). I know the idea of a teddy bear coming to life sounds stupid, but this is damn funny in the same twisted way “Family Guy” is. Do not take kids to this! It’s filthy! That teddy bear pulls some major tail! The last truly funny movie I saw before “Ted” was in 2011: “Hall Pass” starring Jason Sudeikis of “Saturday Night Live” and Owen Wilson. It’s one of the funniest movies in recent years, yet most people passed on it. There are two scenes that will make you swallow your tongue from bent-over laughter (my date almost moved to another seat I was so loud). Again, definitely no kiddies on this one. And finally, a brilliant comedy classic the whole family will love, especially around Thanksgiving, which is the basis of “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” with John Candy and Steve Martin. Beware of the shocker ending which really threw me for an emotional loop! And if you travel a lot, you’ll feel the anguish of the two travelers struggling to get home for the holidays. We all have different senses of humor, so I hope I’m guiding you well. If not, well, the joke’s on you! Ha! W

Jeff’s Brag: It seems like we go to the movies more often in summer, probably because no one wants to stay home on a nice night. Or maybe Amanda vents about a certain fruit she’s having an issue with. you’re looking for an


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T Now 40, Tim realized he’s old enough to have learned from his mistakes, but young enough to chart a new direction in his life.

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relationship, I don’t have time to waste on marginally effective exercises. The key is to choose high-quality exercises that work the most muscle at one time. Diet: Nutrition has become so complicated. I blame this on marketing. Marketing steers us away from what we should actually be consuming. It may be obvious that eliminating white carbs, added sugar and fast foods is beneficial, but it still leaves the question, “What should I eat?” Perhaps the best statement of how to eat comes from author Michael Pollan, “Eat food. Mostly plants. Not too much.” Relationships: I firmly believe that social wellness is the key to healthy aging. There’s no doubt that relationships take work, but being in a relationship is extremely gratifying and one of the best feelings on earth. Some tips to maintaining a healthy relationship are: Be tolerant, forget the past, find middle ground, be open, honest, communicate and do little things that make the other person feel special. As I embark on the horizon of a new decade, I am grateful for the 40 years of lessons that life has taught me. I will always continue to strive to be the best person I can be, take risks and put my thoughts and visions into action. Here’s to another 40! W

‘Quantum Conundrum,’ shown above and below, was made by the creator of ‘Portal.’ where light objects become heavy and can be used to drop onto switches and act as weights and looks industrial. The slowmotion dimension is just how it sounds: Time slows to a crawl, allowing you to get past obstacles. Lastly is the reverse gravity dimension, where anything not tied down will float. It has a bunch of purposes, but it can be used to create platforms to jump on to to help you get around. Just like “Portal,” there isn’t much of a back story, you are dropped into this situation, and you use your environment around you to solve puzzles to continue. “Quantum Conundrum” doesn’t have a hilarious character like GLaDOS from “Portal” to interact with, but our protagonist is guided through his quest by the voice of his Uncle Fritz. As eccentric as Uncle Fritz is, he just isn’t as funny as GLaDOS, but he does give you helpful tips, some back story and a few laugh-out-loud lines. Early on in this game, the puzzles are very simple and gradually ramp. Many of the puzzles may have you stumped for a bit, however the solutions are always logical and fair. After some observation and thought, you will have an epiphany moment that hits your brain when the solution becomes clear. That is such a satisfying feeling to

have, and that is why I play puzzle games. I really enjoyed most aspects of this game; the puzzles were designed really well, however, the rest of the mansion was a bit bland and not nearly as wacky as you would think a mad scientist’s house would be. It is fine because it makes you focus more on the puzzles, which are a blast to figure out. Later in the game, there are some puzzles and platforming elements that are very frustrating, but it doesn’t ruin the game for me. “Quantum Conundrum” is a really fun puzzle-solving game with an interesting physicschanging mechanics. If you liked “Portal,” then this game is definitely worth a look. W Robbie Vanderveken is the digital operations specialist at The Times Leader. E-mail him at rvanderveken @timesleader.com.

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ver the weekend, I reached a milestone birthday. Some see 40 as the gateway to the middle ages and one step closer to old age. But it is also said that 40 is the new 30. As I celebrated my fortieth birthday, I realized I reached a point in my life where I am old enough to have learned from my mistakes, yet young enough to chart a new direction in my life. Mistakes are part of being human and instead of dwelling on them, appreciate them for what they are: Precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Life is a continuous cycle of rebirth and destruction. It’s the destruction phase of this cycle that tends to sabotage our thinking and breeds bad habits. Most of life is habitual, and behaviors, good or bad, make us who we are. The good news is you can break that cycle. A little effort over time can create big changes. Fitness: At the age of 40, my fitness routine is no longer about punishing my body in the gym. And while it’s still about trying to look great, it’s mostly about choosing exercises that give me the most return on my investment — the ones that have the biggest impact on preventing my body from breaking down. With my busy work week, family and

his week’s review is about a fun new game created by Kim Swift, the creator of “Portal,” called “Quantum Conundrum,” which is available on PSN and Xbox for $15. I loved “Portal,” and when I heard about this game for the first time, I was very intrigued. The same things that made “Portal” great can definitely be seen in “Quantum Conundrum.” What sets this game apart is how many different physics effects a player can play with when trying to solve a puzzle. Most of “Portal’s” puzzles involved playing with momentum, and this game actually uses four different dimensions that change the rules of physics entirely. The game is about a boy who has to stay with his mad-scientist uncle, Professor Fitz Quadwrangle. When you first arrive at his mansion, you realize that your uncle is nowhere to be found. That is because one of his experiments has gone wrong, and Uncle Fritz is trapped in an alternate dimension. Even worse yet, he has amnesia so he can’t remember where he is in the mansion or how he got there. Now your job is to find and rescue your uncle by using his newest invention, the Interdimensional Shift Device (IDS). The IDS is a glove that allows you to switch between four different dimensions to solve puzzles. Each dimension changes the physics and the appearance of your environment in many different ways. Each dimension is similar to the “normal” dimension except it has altered physics and an altered appearance. The first dimension is the fluffy dimension. This makes everything in the environment light and fluffy, making even the heaviest objects light enough to carry. In the fluffy world things are furry-looking. Next up is the heavy dimension,


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 51 ment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net, balanceyogawellness@gmail.com) • Pole Fitness: Fri., 5:30 p.m. (beginner); 7 p.m. (intermediate). Sat., 1:30 p.m. (all levels); 3:15 p.m. (advanced). • Pradeep Yoga Experience: Aug. 10-12. Peaceful Warrior, Aug. 10, 6-8:30 p.m.; Balance, Strength and Flexibility, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Detox Flow, Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40/ session. Preregistration recommended. To register, call/visit website. 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. Dance Company Auditions Aug. 5,9-11 a.m. Female, male dancers, open audition for Symmetry Dance Company’s Junior and Senior Companies. Ages 10-14, 9-10 a.m.; ages 15adult, 10-11 a.m. Info: 570.290.7242, info@symmetrystudionepa.com Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m. Series 3, July 18, 25, Aug. 1, 8, 15; series 4, Aug. 22, 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. $60/6 classes, $15/single class. Bring mat or towel. Call to register. • Kundalini Yoga: July 28, Aug. 11, 10-11:30 a.m., Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park. Ages 16+. $15/class. Call to register.

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Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org, endless@epix.net) • Zen Work Exchange Country Weekend: July 27-29. Beginners welcome. Zen meditation, practice instruction, dawn morning service chanting, morning/evening zazen, outdoor walking Zen, Dharma talk or meeting with Genro Sensei. Outdoor projects, weather permitting, indoor projects. Vegetarian meals. Voluntary donation. Bring meditation wear, outdoor work clothes, hat, sturdy work shoes, slip-on shoes, flashlight, unscented toiletries. To register, e-mail or call. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina, more. Self defense, cardio, karate aerobics also available. $75/ month. Call 570.814.3293 for info.

Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Leverage Fitness Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com) • Morning Wake-Up Workout: Full body metabolic, Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m. • Primal Scream Classes: Tues., Thurs. 7-8 p.m. • Inferno: High Intensity Interval Training: Sat., 10 a.m. All classes free to members, $10 non-members. 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. Open Your Eyes To Dream (143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg, 570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com) ❏ Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or go online for current updates/cancellations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com • Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m. • Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30 a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mats & props available. Student/ package discounts available. Bring friend to first class, get two for price of one. Pocono Yoga & Meditation Classes (570.472.3272, www.Poco-

noYoga.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. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/ every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details. Studio Brick (118 Walnut St., Danville, 570.275.3240) • All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing), 10-11 a.m. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242, SymmetryStudioNEPA.com) • Intermediate Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class: Mon., 4:15-5:15 p.m. Ages 10-14. 10/class. • Jazz/Contemporary Technique Class: Mon., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Modern/Lyrical Technique Class: Thurs., 7:45-8:45 p.m. Ages 15-adult. $10/class. • Cardio Kick and Interval Training: Mon., 5:30 p.m., Tues., 4 p.m. • Dancers Wanted: Female/male dancers, ages 10-adult for Symmetry Dance Company’s Junior, Senior Companies. Call or e-mail info@symmetrystudionepa.com. Info: symmetrystudionepa.com/dancecompany • Intro into Ashtanga Yoga Workshop: July 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $40/ person. • Cardio Kick and Interval Training Free Class: July 28, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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OUTSIDE 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): • Swim (4-6); Junior Sports (4-6): through July 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 Endless Mountains Nature Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunkhannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMNConline.org) • Nature Day Camp: Pre-K-grade 6, counselors-in-training program for grades 7-12. Through week of Aug. 6-10. Family Camp program Aug. 18-19. • Nature Rambles: July 19, 6 p.m.; Aug. 5, 6:30 p.m.; Aug. 15, 6 p.m.; Sept. 23, 3 p.m. Easy walk, up/down hills. $5, free for EMNC Stewards. • Mommy & Me Naturally (Ages 2 1/2-4): Butterflies & Bugs, July 17, 10 a.m., 6 p.m.; Go Squirrelly, Aug. 14, 10 a.m., 6 p.m. $4/EMNC stewards, $7/ non-members. Frances Slocum State Park (565 Mt. Olivet Road, Wyoming, 570.696.9105) • Nature’s Nasties: July 21, 4 p.m. Meet boat rental parking lot • Coal Mining History through Music: July 21, 7:30 p.m. • Lakeshore Trail Walk: July 28, 2 p.m. Meet boat rental parking lot

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Lackawanna State Park (To register go to www.visitPAparks.com, click calendar of events, then Lackawanna) • Wildlife in Your Watershed: July 20, 6 p.m., campground amphitheater • Star Search II: July 20, 9 p.m., campground amphitheater • Birds Gotta Fly; But Where Do They Land?: July 21, 8 a.m.-noon, Environmental Learning Center and Park vicinity. Registration required. • Smart Angler: July 28, 2-4 p.m., Warming Hut by fishing pier. Registration required. • Sensory Discovery Hike: July 28, 7 p.m., campground amphitheater ❏ Discover-E Series for Young Folks ($20, call 570.945.7110): • Outdoor Explorers/All About Insects: July 18-20, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 6-8 years. • Hide-n-Seekers/All About Amphibians: July 31-Aug. 2, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Hiking Series: July 18, 9 a.m. Difficult 4.5 miles. Call for directions/info. • “Night Out With the Stars” Astronomy Program: July 28, 8:30 p.m. With Greater Hazleton Astronomical Society. Family oriented, free. Bring flashlight. Registration required, call. Northeastern PA Chapter of the Sierra Club • Screening of “Vanishing of the Bees:” July 27, 7:30 p.m., Lackawanna State Park Learning Center (1839 Abington Road, North Abington Twp.). Q&A. Salt Springs State Park (Montrose, 570.967.7275, www.friendsofsaltspringspark.org) To register for classes, call 570.833.4034 • Take A Walk on the Wild Side: July 21, 10:30 a.m. $5/person, members free. • Bike ’n’ Hike: July 27, 6:30 p.m. Adults only. 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

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 • Annual Picnic: Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Brodhead Creek Park (Rte. 191, Stroud Twp.), pavilion closest to parking lot. For members of club and families. Plant auction. RSVP necessary, contact 570.223.1140, robincondon@hotmail.com. 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: Aug. 12, Kirby Park, Wilkes-Barre. St Joseph’s Senior Social Club • 3rd Annual Picnic: July 19, Checkerboard Inn (385 Carverton Road, Shavertown). • Trip to Cape Cod, Mass.: Oct. 15-19. Call 570.654.2967. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info. 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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2nd Annual Pocono Motorcycle Ride for America’s VetDogs, “Ride the Raceway” Aug. 19. Registration 9 a.m., kickstands up 10:30 a.m. McGinley’s Pocono Trail Lodge (Route 115, Blakeslee). $25/driver, $10/rider. VIP “Ride the Raceway” package available. Call 570.730.6530 for details, e-mail kogrady@ptd.net, dog1@ptd.net. 4th Annual Motorcycle Poker Run/Picnic In Memory of Tpr. Joshua D. Miller Aug. 4, Wyoming Valley Detachment Marine Corps League (E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Registration 9-11:30 a.m., last bike out at 11:30 a.m., last card drawn by 2 p.m. Riders, passengers/$10 each. GA: $10/ adults, $5/kids. Gift baskets, 50/50, kids activities. Entertainment 1 p.m., Hat Tryk, Headlock, OZ, Whiskey & Woods. All proceeds to benefit Wounded Warrior Project. 4th Annual Pocono Drag Lodge Aug. 11, Old Drag Lodge site (648 Meadow Run Road, Bear Creek). $7/spectators, $15/show cars. Food, music. Info: 845.635.3662

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13th Annual Ann Yurista Memorial Road Rally to Benefit The Helping Hands Society July 28, registration 10 a.m.-noon, run leaves noon, ECUS Club (20th and Peace Streets, Hazleton). Ends Harwood Fire Company. $15. Entertainment, food, beverages. Tricky, trays, raffles, gift certificates. Grand prize drawing for Myrtle Beach vacation. Benefits HH Society of Greater Hazleton. Coal Cracker Cruisers Car Club (570.876.4034) • Cruise Nights at Advance Auto (Rt. 6, Carbondale): 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. Fundraiser/Bike Run for Dave “Haz” Havard Held Out of

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garments, socks, sleepwear, personal care items, cleaning/office supplies, water, juice, soda, laundry detergent, coffee supplies, toilet paper, gallon Ziploc bags. John L. Richmond Sr. Benefit Poker Run Aug. 18, registration 10:30 a.m.-noon, starts Lower End Pizza (462 W. State St., Larksville), ends Crossroads Inn (Church Road & S. Main Road, Mountain Top). Rain or shine. 3 stops: Out Post Inn, Rickett’s Glenn Hotel, Banko’s. $10/person. Non-riders, tickets at Crossroads Inn, $10. Last card pulled 5 p.m. Music by DYN, Scarlett V, 7 p.m. Food, Chinese auction, 5 p.m. ∝ Montage Mountain Classics • Jonny Rockets Montage Mountain: July 21, Aug. 18, Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m. • Cruise Pittston-Tomato Festival Parking Lot: July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m. • McDonald’s Southside Shopping Center: Aug. 10, Sept. 14, 6-10 p.m. Motor Heads of NEPA Cruises (held at Wegmans, Wilkes-Barre) • July 28, 5-10 p.m. Outdoor barbecue. • Aug. 25, 5-10 p.m. Outdoor barbecue. Stephen G. Semanek Memorial Ride & Event Aug. 11, registration 10-11:30 a.m., Maltby Fire Dept. (253 Owen St., Swoyersville). Ride departs 11:45 a.m. Back Mountain Bowl, noon-5 p.m. Rain or shine. $10 registration/rider including poker hand. Automobiles, walk-ins welcome. Prizes for top 3 hands. Info: 570.592.7015 Uncle Buck’s BBQ Pit Bike Night Wed., 6-9 p.m., 361 W. Main St., Plymouth. Food, drink specials. W E-mail your event to weekender@theweekender.com or fax to 570.831.7375. Deadline for publication: Monday at 2 p.m. two weeks prior to event.


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Weekender Correspondent CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Consider abundance this week. American culture is based on an economy of scarcity, despite the fact that we’re arguably one of the richest countries in the world. You’d really have to try hard, however, to miss noticing the mounds of blessings heaped at your feet this week — a veritable cornucopia of luck, love and even stuff. What to do with this bounty? Enjoy it, of course, but also spread it around. There are a lot of people who won’t know how lucky they are until you rub their faces in good fortune, and I want you to do it. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) For the most part, your friends tolerate your royal attitude, but they don’t revel in it. They don’t get that you’re not trying to lord anything over anyone. Quite the opposite. You’re just trying to show them another way to be. Avoid getting (more of) a superiority complex. But don’t let the peasants pull you down to their grimy level, either. Simply elevate them to yours. We can all be royalty. In this spirit, issue knighthoods, earldoms and duchies to as many of your friends as want them. It doesn’t have to be lonely at the top. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Have you ever kept a journal? “Why bother?” you may ask. “My incredible memory provides a remarkably accurate record of events.” That may be true, but maintaining a chronicle of your life isn’t the reason I recommend the practice. Even an eidetic memory can’t match a journal in painting a clear picture of how your brain works over time — your invisible patterns and habits of mind. From this thought-map you can extract the technology you need to use yourself more efficiently and happily, to exploit your strengths and neutralize your weaknesses. Understanding yourself is one of your primary goals in life, right? Well, here’s a tool toward that end. Pick up a pen, and start writing.

just a week, and work for “the greater good,” what might you accomplish? SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) To explain to yourself how you feel this week, imagine you’re snorkeling in Thailand. Suddenly the way you seem able to exist only at the fringes of a colorful, serene and exotic world makes at least a little more sense. So you can only thrust your face into the realm you crave, still connected to your old reality through a stubby breathing tube. Just remember: The limits of your participation are only oneway. You can carry the world you can barely enter completely inside you, like a precious gem that refracts light and changes how you see and react to everything else. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) I wish I could just write you a love letter every week full of praise and adoration. You deserve it. But I fear it would make you complacent, unable or unwilling to grasp the opportunities that will lead you to fulfilling your true potential. That wouldn’t be the best way to love you, would it? So instead I deliver these wellintentioned kicks in the butt. How could I not, when you’re so close to living out the dream you first had years ago? Here’s the steel tip of my boot contacting your pert derriere: Every single thing that happens this week is an opportunity. Consider each event, “good” or “bad,” a rung on the ladder leading to your goal. Start climbing.

CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) You’re like a fast car that’s slammed on the brakes. Suddenly, your insides are battling your outsides. It’s because your dreams have their own inertia. Unless you really do intend to send your ambitions hurtling through the windshield, I suggest you find another way to avoid the jam your wise, practical exterior perceived. Remember, when it comes to wish fulfillment, you can make your own rules. Grow wings and fly over the stalled cars of everyone else’s neglected plans. Or ignore them completely. Just convert your already fat tires into tank treads and forge your own off-road path. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) It’d be hard for a jet surpassing the speed of sound to know what impact its passage had — by the time the sonic blast hit, the plane itself would be long gone. Likewise, the speed of your own movement makes it hard to keep tabs on whom it might affect and in what way. That is, until you hear about it later. Don’t bother acting contrite or feeling guilty. It’s meaningless when everyone knows you would (and will probably) do it again. Don’t even consider slowing down. You’d be insulting yourself to not use your own talents. Use ’em or lose ’em. So quit looking so remorseful. Just help clean up the shit you messed up and be on your way. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) As I entered the incredibly quiet meditation chamber, I realized I’d never quite experience true silence again. My ears rang so loudly that it almost seemed that other people should be able to hear the

ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) I’m not here to burst your bubble, Aries. Unlike some other signs, when your head swells to blimp size and bobs above your shoulders like a shiny red balloon, it’s kind of cute. Who wouldn’t be psyched in your place? Surrounded by friends who really adore you, cheered by the success that’s already behind you and the promise of more that looms ahead, it’d be hard for anyone to stay humble under the circumstances. Just don’t forget your sense of humor. In fact, that’s the “muscle” you should be using more than any other. It’s the only thing that’ll make your ego flexible enough to resist deflation when faced with the occasional needle-prick of reality. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) This week I picture you doing one of two things. You could be conducting a grand orchestra of nature: Winds howl! Clouds sweep majestically across the sky! Sun trumpets through in brassy spears of light! Or, you could just sit on your ass, watching nature documentaries and The Weather Channel. Don’t be lame. This week’s a golden opportunity to forget about who you’ve been and practice being who you want to be. Practice is key for a creature of habit like you. Do it enough, and who you want to be will be who you’ve been before you know it. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Once someone notices a wasp in her midst, it’s hard to not pay attention to it or deal with it in some way. It’s hard to feel comfortable sharing a room with a capricious, stinging insect. You sometimes have the same difficulty going unnoticed. In this way, your compelling presence occasionally works against you. However, you may be thrilled to discover that this week your personal power is less like those dramatic beasts that are other sign’s symbols — like scorpions, lions and bulls — and more like those creatures that know how to blend in: Chameleons, leopards, W fawns and con artists among them. To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Assuming you’ve experienced past lives, it’s been ages since you spent one as an ant, wolf, flamingo or Egyptian slave. Cooperating in a project that requires submission to (and sometimes death in the name of) the group is as foreign to you as Sanskrit. At least, that’s how it looks. You have a talent for helping people but not for downplaying your ego. Ants devour whole forests, wolves kill prey much larger than themselves, flamingos confound their enemies through sheer numbers, and slaves built inconceivable pyramids. If you can put aside your personal shit, even for

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good work ethic needed to maintain 2 apartment buildings. Due to emergency on call service, residing in Pittston or surround area is preferred. Position requires janitorial & grounds maintenance. Apartment painting and prep work required. Full time 40 hour week. Interested persons should call, 570-602-1684 or fax resume to 570- 602-1685

542

Logistics/ Transportation

Delivery Drivers/ Independent Contractors needed immediately. Must have minivan/car for same day deliveries (day or night). Call 800-818-7958

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Logistics/ Transportation

TRUCK DRIVER Is responsible for:

•Maintaining a valid CDL license and Log book. •Delivery of load once per day. Load can be ready for 5:00 a.m. departure. Must be flexible on times. Loads deliver to Lansdale, Pa and Route 315, may be delivering to Laceyville. •Upon return to facility, employee is expected to complete their 8 hour shift by duties such as, but not limited to: •Loading/Unloading truck •Preparing truck for next day •Marking/Stamping parts •Palletizing product •Running a forklift •Strapping product •Shrink-wrapping •Cleaning •Other duties as assigned by management •Schedule is Monday through Friday; however, overtime is available during the week as well as Saturdays. COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFIT PACKAGE

All qualified individuals are asked to forward their resumes to: Medico Industries, Inc., Attn: Human Resources 1500 Highway 315 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. EOE.

548 Medical/Health 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

JOCKEY TRUCK DRIVER – CDL

Long term contract in the Hazleton area has immediate opening for Parttime Jockey Truck Driver, 30 hours per week. Shift is Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 6pm to 4am. Qualified drivers must have jockey experience, Class A CDL, and good driving record. Please call Mike at 717-309-0100

SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS No experience necessary. Must have clean criminal & MVR. Will train. Safety Bonus.

ALL SHIFTS LAKESIDE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION 245 OLD LAKE RD. DALLAS, PA 18612 E.O.E.

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DENTURE LAB TECHNICIAN

EXPERIENCED DENTURE LAB TECHNICIAN FOR DENTURE LAB AND POSSIBLE FUTURE OWNERSHIP. SEND REPLIES TO: C/O THE TIMES LEADER BOX 4100 15 N. MAIN ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18711-0250

DIETARY AIDES

Part-Time Flexible Hours Apply in person Kingston Commons 615 Wyoming Ave. Kingston, PA 18704 570-288-5496 E.O.E. Drug Free Workplace

551

Other

FOSTER PARENTS NEEDED

FCCY is looking for people to help meet the growing demand for foster homes. Those interested in becoming foster parents call 1-800-747-3807 EOE.

554

Production/ Operations

WELDERS

KMS FAB LLC has immediate openings on all shifts for combination welders. Must be able to MIG and TIG all types of materials and do own set up. Please email resume to

kbrunges@kmspa.com

Or apply in person at 100 Parry Street Luzerne, PA. 18709 EOE

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Sales/Retail/ Business Development

COUNTER HELP

Part Time Job for New Dry Cleaners in Pittston. Counter duties include customer service, tagging clothing items and friendly disposition. For information call 570-877-7748.

Sales Rep In Eastern PA for industry leader. Base and commission, plus expenses. Benefit package. Cold calling. Placing clothing recycling bins. See our listing on Monster. p.jorgensen@ usagain.com

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Business Opportunities

BUSINESS FOR SALE

Quaint family restaurant in New Albany, PA, with 2 occupied upstairs apartments. Turn key operation. For more info, call 570-637-4197

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

700 MERCHANDISE 708

Antiques & Collectibles

BASEBALL CARDS ‘88 Fleer major prospects league, ‘82 signed Topps ‘77-81 Donruss cards all $35. FOOTBALL CARDS a wide selection, call for details 430-2311

Baby Items

CRIB, light wood, barely used, $100 obo. BABY CLOTHES, 6-9 months, some 12 month, $20 for the 2 bags, some still have tags. EXERSAUCER, $50. HIGHCHAIR, $15. PUSH WALKER, $10. Contact Erica at 570-287-0197.

732

Exercise Equipment

WATER COOLER $100. neg. 570-301-3801

744

Furniture & Accessories

CHAIRS, (2) Genuine leather, custom made recliners. Taupe color, like new. $550 each. SOFA, CHAIR, OTTOMAN, 3 TABLES, great for den. Wood and cloth, all in excellent condition. $450. Call after 12 noon 570-675-5046

FURNISH FOR LESS

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

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Mattress A Queen Size Pillow Top Set Still in Plastic Can Deliver $150 570-280-9628 TABLE oak round kitchen table with antique white pedestal base includes 2 chairs, seats 4-6 $100. 570-430-2311

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746 Garage Sales/ Estate Sales/ Flea Markets

748 Good Things To Eat

WEST WYOMING 6th Street

OPENSPACE YEAR ROUND ACE SP AVAILABLE INSIDE & OUT Acres of parking

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8am to 8pm Closed Sundays Sickler Blueberry Farm - Vernon 570-333-5286 570-333-4944 NO PETS IN THE FIELD!!

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWN TRACTORWheel Horse 11HP. Cutting deck 42 inch. New carburetor, new belts, new blades. $500 or best offer. Call 570-388-6348

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All US & Foreign Coins

Currency Postcards Stamps Gold & Silver •TOP DOLLAR for Silver Dollars •TOP DOLLAR for all United States, Canadian, & Foreign Coins & Paper Money •Gold Coins greatly needed •Proof & Mint Sets •Wheat Backs & Indian Heads •All Types of Old Coins •Gold & Silver Jewelry & Bullion •Sterling Silver •Local Postcards NO ONE WILL MATCH OUR PRICE$ We Give FREE Appraisals (No obligations, no pressure) Over 35 years as a respected local coin dealer.

HERITAGE GALLERIES 52 Carr Ave. DALLAS, PA Across from Dallas Agway on Rt. 415

TUES. - SAT. 10-6

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LEFTOVER GARAGE SALE ITEMS BED, King Size, Brass, $125. BEDROOM SUITE, 5 piece, Bassett, walnut, $250. DINETTE SET, 5 piece, Oak includes upholstered tweed chairs, $250. Call 570-675-5046 after 12 noon.

776 Sporting Goods FLY ROD & REEL, Garcimatic #1431 automatic fly reel & Diwa #3046n, 8ft 6in fly rod. Very good condition. Both for $50. 570-735-6638

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BUYING/ SELLING

758 Miscellaneous

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

FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275 FLATWARE, stainless steel, 321 total pieces,(37 lbs) spoons, knives & forks. Excellent condition with wood storage case. $50. 570-735-6638 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS BIKE girl’s like new $45. KEYBOARD with stand, very good condition $45. 570-693-6201 GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS Rain Xcar luggage carrier $20. 17 yards waverly fabric neg. Cuisinart ice cream/sorbet/yogur t maker neg. Large wooden salad bowl & dishes neg. Arts & crafts stamps neg. Weslo cardio glide $30. Longberger basket & liner $8. Night vision glasses $7. Name brand women’s slacks 14 & 16 $3. pair. 570779-1505/814-9062 OLD TV REPAIRMAN TUBE CADDY, very sturdy case 22in. long x 12in high x 9in wide, $10. 570-735 6638

GARAGE SALE LEFTOVERS GOLF CLUBS Travelguard $40. Men’s starter Eagles winter coat (L) $25. Kids blue clues (24) halloween costume $6. infant sled $5. 10” boys bike with training wheels $5. 570-237-0451 GOLF CLUBS, Ladies right hand golf clubs. 1, 5, 7 Fairway Clubs, aluminum heads. All irons, umbrella, putter and like new bag. $60 OBO. 570-655-9474

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

BUYING SPORT CARDS Pay Cash for baseball, football, basketball, hockey & non-sports. Sets, singles & wax. Also buying comics. 570-212-0398

VITO’S & GINO’S

Wanted:

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HANOVER TWP. 800 PETS & ANIMALS 815

Dogs

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

IRISH SETTERS Beautiful pups AKC registered. $300. 570-746-3637 607-592-5608

POMERANIAN PUPPIES

Male & Female. Vet Checked, 1st shots. $350. Family raised. 570-829-1735

SHIH-TZU PUPPIES

Parents on premises $500 570-250-9690

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Pet Services

Dog Agility Classes in Clarks Summit. Great way to have fun with your dog! Experienced instructor, professional staff. Contact Danielle at 570-954-5941 or dsimmonscvt@ comcast.net.

DUPONT

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

DALLAS TWP

938 New Construction. Lot #2, Fairway Estates. 2,700 square feet, tile & hardwood on 1st floor. Cherry cabinets with center island. $399,500. For more details: patrickdeats.com (570)696-1041

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HUNLOCK CREEK Rustic country

Very private with 20 acres! 2nd floor laundry room, master with 2 person spa, 3 car garage, new stainless steel appliances, low taxes, zoned Ag-1. $526,000 (570) 406-0403 EXETER

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

HOMES FOR SALE

5 Homes left. 3 in Nanticoke, 2 in Edwardsville. Price ranging from $20,000 to $37,000 Call 516-216-3539 Leave Message

home with 7 acres, off Rt. 29 near Moon Lake. 3 bedroom, 2 bath. Large kitchen & living room. Sunroom. 2 car garage. 2 story barn with fenced in pasture. This property also comes with separate septic well, electric, carport & shed. $235,000. 570-506-5986

SWOYERSVILLE

689 Main Street 2 bedroom home on large lot with bonus efficiency apartment. Large living room, eat in kitchen, screened porch. Freshly painted and new flooring. See www.craiglslist.org $69,000. Call 570-696-3368

912 Lots & Acreage

JENKINS TOWNSHIP Prestigious Highland Hills Development .88 Acres. $75,000 570-947-3375

915 Manufactured Homes

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

Apartments/ Furnished

SHICKSHINNY OUT FLOOD FLOOD ZONE

( 1 mile north of Shickshinny) 2 open efficiencies, right on route 11, Includes heat, central air, garbage, wi-fi, satellite tv, tenant pays electric. $575/per month. Also 1 bedroom apt. available, includes all the above except water. $675/month. New stove and refrigerator included with all apts. Call 570-793-9530

941

Apartments/ Unfurnished

AVOCA

3 rooms includes heat, hot water, water, garbage & sewer + appliances, washer/dryer hookup, off street parking. Security. No pets. $480/month. 570-655-1606 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

KINGSTON

72 E. W alnut St. 2nd floor. Located in quiet neighborhood. Kitchen, living room, dining room. Sunroom. Bath. 3 bedrooms; 2 large & 1 small. Lots of closets. Built in linen closet & hutch. Hardwood and carpeted floors. Fireplace. Storage room. Yard. Washer / dryer, stove / fridge. Heat and hot water included. Available August 1. One year lease + security. $950 570-283-4370

LARKSVILLE

Spacious 2 bedroom, 2nd floor with balcony. W/d hookup. Includes. heat, hot water and water. $675 + 1 month security. 845-386-1011

Totally renovated 6 large room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/electric range, electric washer & dryer on 1st floor. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting/flooring & energy efficient windows. Kitchen with snack bar. Full tiled pink bath on 1st floor. Beautiful original Victorian wainscotting, ceilings, woodwork & vintage wall paper. Victorian dining room with wall to wall carpet. Living room with large storage closet, 2 large bedrooms with wall to wall & large closets. Attic partially finished for storage. 2nd floor large front balcony with beautiful view of the Valley. 1st floor back porch with large back yard, off-street parking. Easy access to I-81, airport & casino. Tranquil neighborhood. No smoking. $800 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

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$725. Double Security. Brand New Hardwood & Tile Floors. Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer. Must see to appreciate! Quality, Affordable Housing.

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$625/$750 QUALITY REMODELED UNITS

1 & 2 bedrooms, new kitchens, appliances, laundry, enclosed sunporches, fireplaces (gas), carports, particulars upon request. Some $625-$750 + utilities. 2 Year Leases. No Pets No Smoking, Employment Verfification.

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

950

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WEST PITTSTON

2nd floor, 4 rooms. Hardwood floors. Heat and hot water included. No pets. $650 + security. Call 570-479-4069

KINGSTON

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

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533

WEST PITTSTON The Hitchner

530 Exeter Ave Now Accepting Applications! 1, 2 & 3 bedroom units available. Elevator, parking lot, central air, appliances, wi-fi access & more. Income Qualifications required. 570-344-5999

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1 bedroom, 2nd floor, stove & refrigerator, washer/dryer hook-up, wall to wall, gas heat, 2 car off street parking, no smoking, no pets. Near Casino & I-81. 1 year lease. $400 + utilities, security, 1st & last month, credit & background checks. 570-639-1564

950

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Furnished 3 bedroom across from park. Modern kitchen & bath. Off street parking. Fenced in yard. No Pets. $625 + utilities & security. 570-704-8730

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WILKES-BARRE

Academy Street Well maintained in move-in condition. 6 room house with 3 bedrooms & 1 1/2 baths. Gas forced air heat. No pets. 1 year lease. Credit check.$625 + utilities & security. Call 908-510-3879

533

Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

Mechanic/Tow Operators (2nd Shift)

Expanding Second generation, family owned & operated business seeking:

• Diesel Mechanic/Road Techs • Heavy Tow Operators • Roll Back Drivers CDL and Towing experience a plus. Pay based on experience. Benefit package available.

Fax or Email resume: 970-0858 atowmanparts@aol.com Call: 823-2100. Ask for: Dave or Frank

509

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

509

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

E-mail resume to: tcharney@rkhydrovacpa.com or call 800-237-7474 Monday to Friday 8:30 to 4:30 E.O.E. and Mandatory Drug Testing.

548 Medical/Health

548 Medical/Health

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WILKES-BARRE

Walking distance to Wilkes University, minutes from King’s Newly renovated. Most utilities included. Professional on site management. Off street parking. Starting at $515. 866-466-0501 or leasing-cumberland @rentberger.com

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Concrete & Masonry

D. Pugh Concrete

PLAINS

All phases of masonry & concrete. Small jobs welcome. Senior discount. Free estimates. Licensed & Insured 288-1701/655-3505

Spacious 3 bedroom, 1 bath with Victorian charm with hardwood floors, neutral decor, stained glass window, large kitchen with washer /dryer hook-up, off-street parking. $700 month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS. 570-793-6294

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953 Houses for Rent

H O S CONSTRUCTION

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedrooms, close to Kings and downtown. Includes range & fridge. $700/month, first, last & security. Tenant pays heat, electric & water. Call 718-877-7436 or 718-791-5252

962

Rooms

WEST PITTSTON

Gorgeous, furnished room for rent in Victorian home. Everything included. Call 570-430-3100 for details

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Williams & Franks Inc

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

1132

VICTORY HANDYMAN SERVICE You Name It, We Can Do it. Over 30 Years Experience in General Construction Licensed & Insured 570-313-2262

1135

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1015

Appliance Service

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25 Years Experience fixing major appliances: Washer, Dryer, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Compactors. Most brands. Free phone advice & all work guaranteed. No service charge for visit. 570-706-6577

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Chimney Service

Hauling & Trucking

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

1162 Landscaping/ Garden O’NEIL’S Landscaping, Lawn Maintenance,Cleanups, shrub trimming, 20 years experience. Fully Insured 570-885-1918 TOUGH BRUSH & TALL GRASS Mowing, edging, mulching, shrubs & hedge shaping. Tree pruning. Garden tilling. Spring Clean Ups. Weekly & bi-weekly lawn care. Fully Insured. 20+ years experience Free Estimates 570-829-3261

Paving & Excavating

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1252

Roofing & Siding

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