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his weekend, I finally saw “Inception.” I know, I know … I’m late to the party on this one. It’s not my fault I’m too cheap to go to the movies unless it’s something that really piques my interest (like the new Chipmunks flick or anything starring Kate Hudson, for instance). My inability to keep up with current film trends notwithstanding, I loved every second of the movie. And what I loved even more was how damn sexy Joseph Gordon-Levitt was in his role as the intelligent, well-dressed Shirley to Leonardo DiCaprio’s Laverne. He’s come a long way from his awkward “3rd Rock from the Sun” days. Just coming down from my Gordon-Levitt high, I convinced my cohorts of the evening to watch “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” As I settled in with a blanket and an

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dent. Just ask Herman Cain. Even the world of pro sports has been marred by big names being dragged through the mud. Tiger Woods changed the face of golf forever and now can’t get out of the trap he drove himself into. Where are our heroes? Perhaps we look in the wrong places for icons to help us navigate. Maybe we need to change our focus and look around at street level. There are heroes among us every day. Look to the soup kitchens feeding more and more hungry all the time. The workers there are tired and underappreciated but are surely heroes. Look to the homeless shelters, beleaguered, understaffed and woefully underfunded. The selfless folks who dedicate their time to the care of those unable to care for themselves deserve a pedestal. It’s not hard once you get going. Emergency room workers who care for the sick and injured, ambulance drivers who risk their lives to get them there, law enforcement and firefighters, who get in harm’s way to protect and serve. And the men and women who serve still on foreign soil in our armed forces. Heroes are not so hard to find.

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Factory worker Billy Hyatt, who was fired in 2009 by north Georgia plastics company Pliant Corp., filed a lawsuit in August alleging illegal religious discrimination. Pliant (now called Berry Plastics) required its employees to wear stickers indicating the number of consecutive accidentfree days, and March 12, 2009, was the 666th day. When Hyatt refused to wear “the mark of the beast” (embracing that number, he thought, would condemn him to hell), he was suspended and then fired. GREAT LENGTHS Chinese Education Values: To get to their school, 80 children (aged 6 to 17) in the mountaintop village of Pili, China, near the borders with Tajikistan and Afghanistan, make a 120-mile journey that includes 50 miles on foot or by camel. The most dangerous parts of the route are an incheswide path cut into a cliff (over a 1,000-foot drop), a 600-foot-long zip-line drop and crossings of four freezing rivers (easier in winter when they are frozen solid). The kids must make the chaperoned treks four times a year — coming and going for each of two long sessions. According to one teacher, Ms. Su, the kids generally enjoy the adventure. The government is building a road to the village, but it will not be finished until 2013. CULTURAL DIVERSITY -- At an October ceremony in the Satara district in India’s Maharashtra state, 285 girls were allowed to change their names, as each of them had originally been named the Hindi word “Nakusa,” which translates to “unwanted” (expressing their parents’ disappointment at not having had a son). In Satara, only 881 girls are born for every 1,000 boys, reportedly the result of abortion, given the expense of raising a girl (whose family is expected to pay for any wedding and give a dowry to the groom’s family). -- Swedish Judges Get Tough: (1) A court dismissed charges against two 20-year-old men in October, accused of having bared a passed-out, 18-year-old woman’s breasts at a party and taken photographs. Since the woman was not “aware” that she was being molested, the act was not a crime, ruled the Stockholm District Court. (2) Also in October, the Falun District Court in central Sweden convicted 23 women of

possession of “large quantities” of child pornography, but gave them suspended sentences, merely fining them in amounts as low as the equivalent of $375. Their male “ringleader” was sentenced to one year in prison. LATEST RELIGIOUS MESSAGES -- The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Mo., recently celebrated 12 consecutive years of around-the-clock musical praying, which Pastor Mike Bickle and his evangelical congregation believe is necessary to fight the devil’s continuous infiltration of the realms of power in society (business, media, government, etc.). “To keep the music going,” according to an October Los Angeles Times dispatch, “the church has 25 bands playing throughout the week in two-hour sets,” divided between “devotional” music and “intercessions,” in which God is petitioned to help some cause or place. Bickle claims that there are “thousands” of 24/7 prayer groups in the world. -- Israelis lately experience attacks not just from the outside but from its own ultra-Orthodox communities (about 10 percent of the country, and growing), whose activists have jeered and stoned “immodestly” dressed women and girls (as young as 6) on the street, defaced women’s images on billboards, forced illegal gender segregation in public facilities (including buses and sidewalks) and vandalized businesses that treat women as equals (such as one ice cream shop — since female customers lick the cones in public). An especially violent minority, the Sikrikim, employ some tactics reminiscent of the Ku Klux Klan in America. QUESTIONABLE JUDGMENTS Each August in Urakawa, Ja-

pan, a “hallucination and delusion competition” takes place among visiting alcoholics and sufferers of mental disorders, who in principle are helped by bonding with fellow patients and revealing their failures and successes. The Bethel Festival, named for its sponsor, brings about 600 people together for on-stage presentations (sometimes in the form of song or dance) and awards a grand prize to a standout visitor (one year, to a woman who lived for four days in a public restroom after a voice in her head told her to, and in another year, to a man who had overcome a 35-year stretch of never straying more than two yards from his mother). (Some mental-disorder professionals believe the festival is too-easily mockable by insensitive outsiders.) CREME DE LA WEIRD Authorities in Washington County, Ore., said in October that they would not file charges against a very weird 21-year-old woman who had felt compelled, as a tribute to her horse that had just died of old age, to get naked and climb inside the horse’s carcass, to “feel one” with it. Her boyfriend recorded the extremely bloody adventure with numerous photographs (many showing her smiling joyously), which made their way onto the Internet and available to any viewers with strong stomachs. Said Deputy Sgt. Dave Thompson: “At some point in your career, you say, yeah, I’ve seen a lot of bad stuff (and) you see this kind of picture and you realize maybe you haven’t seen everything.”

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ome say that heroes are hard to find. Certainly lately here in NEPA, there has been a shortage of heroic behavior going by the newspaper headlines. Heroes that had apparently been hewn out of solid granite have been turned to smoke and ash and left in smoldering ruins. In the offices and homes of the Penn State faithful, there has been a great disturbance in the force. Cherished and hard-comeby grip-and-grin photos with JoePa now languish in drawers, leaving clear traces of where they hung on walls or stood on desks. Huge grinning stand-ups have been tossed in the attic. Christmas ornaments with Penn State logos may not be unboxed this year. And up North a bit, it’s doubtful if many will proudly sport Syracuse Orange in the wake of a similar brouhaha. Our Northeast Pa. political leaders and courthouse nobility, those who wore the robes of higher power will spend the holidays in the slammer in stateissued finery. The odd (some very odd) religious leaders have been brought down by feet of clay. And on the national scene it’s even worse. Want to find out if your husband has ever had an affair? Have him run for presi-

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t seems fitting that the music of The Barr Brothers is ethereal, especially considering that brothers Andrew and Brad Barr relocated from Boston to Montreal after being inspired by a fire in the club they were playing at in the Canadian city as they performed in the band, The Slip. After the move, guitarist/singer Brad Barr would hear neighbor Sarah Page play her haunting harp through his apartment wall. “I heard her playing this one little song, and it was just so simple and sweet, I got my guitar, and I learned the little passage she was playing,” Barr told the Weekender last week after a liquor store run in New Hampshire. “I didn’t know her too well, and I knocked on her door and said, ‘I heard you playing this song, what is it?’ I played it back for her, and she didn’t recognize it at all, it didn’t even register for her.” Slightly embarrassed, Barr went back to his place and wrote a song based on what he heard from Page. “I just sort of claimed it and wrote a whole song around it,” Barr said. “That was one of our first tunes, a little instrumental song. I finished writing it, went back later that day or the next day and said, ‘This is how it goes.’” The song, entitled “Sarah Through the Wall,” is available as a bonus track on the iTunes version of The Barr Brothers’ selftitled debut, which came out in September. A tour in support of the album includes a stop at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains

are making sandwiches, serving coffee, knowing what you’re up to, you know what they’re up to. That’s possibly my favorite part about it. That and our experience up there writing, the music situation we’ve fallen into … I kind of equate those together, ’cause that’s how I met Andres and Sarah, from just being there.” As attested to on the band’s website, the Rhode Island-native siblings used to be less than neighborly with each other, often having fisticuffs as kids. Today, the brothers resort to words instead of boxing gloves. “Most of our fighting these days is in small gestures and comments that know how to get under another guy’s skin, and they’re usually resolved within minutes, thankfully,” Barr said. “You realize you’re fighting somebody that wants the same thing; you both want to be making music that sounds better or having the business run smoother.” Barr insisted he never really wanted to hurt his brother back in the day. “He was a tough kid, I was bigger, but he would keep coming at me. I’d throw him down, and he’d come running back. I’d pretty much have to run away from him,” Barr recalled, laughing. “I got tired of fighting him off. He’s bigger than me now, so I don’t mess with him.” W The Barr Brothers / Mike Dougherty, Sat., Dec. 10, doors 8 p.m., River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains Twp.) Tickets: $10 via tpmmusic.com, door. Info: thebarrbrothers.com

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nternet memes are everywhere. They propagate in the form photos of adorable cats striking unlikely poses that arrive in your e-mail inbox, with bold, poorly spelled captions such as “I can has cheezburger?” or via YouTube videos posted to your Facebook wall. They’re sometimes amusing, but usually pointless. One such Internet meme (a gimmick, funny video or photo that gets spread via e-mail or social media) was called “AutoTune the News.” “Auto-Tune the News” was a series of viral videos created by a musical group called The Gregory Brothers. They took prominent national news stories, ran some of the more memorable quotes through an audio processor to match carefully remixed music, thereby making it appear that Sarah Palin, Katie Couric or any num-

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14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe 570.325.0249 www.jtams.net - Four Celtic Voices: Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m., $26 - Craig Thatcher and Friends Rockin’ Christmas Show: Dec. 10, 8:30 p.m., $23 - “Messiah” by Bach and Handel Chorale: Dec. 17, 3 p.m., $20 - The Tartan Terrors: Dec. 30, 8:30 p.m., $28 - Hamell On Trial: Jan. 21, 8:30 p.m., $18 - Last Friday Standup Comedy Event: Jan. 27, 8:30 p.m., $18 - Commander Cody Band w/ Professor Louie and the Crowmatix: Feb. 4, 8:30 p.m., $24 - The Eilen Jewell Band: March 4, 8:30 p.m., $20 - Noel V. Ginnity and Taylor’s Irish Cabaret: March 10, 8 p.m., $27 - Willy Porter: March 31, 8:30 p.m., $22 advance, $25 day of

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255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp. - Arenacross: Dec. 9-11, TIMES VARY, $24.45-$34.55 - Lady Antebellum / Josh Kelley / Edens Edge: Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., $39.75$59.75 - Disney On Ice Treasure Trove: Jan. 11-16, TIMES VARY, $31.55-$64.20 - Rascal Flatts / Sara Evans / Hunter Hayes: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m., $25-$59.75 - Sesame Street Live 123 Imagine w/ Elmo & Friends: March 1-4, TIMES VARY, $25.60-$37.85 - Monster Jam: March 9-11, TIMES VARY, $34.30-$49.75 - Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 7 p.m., $26.60-$127.05

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com - DJ Jamie Callen: Dec. 9, 16, 23, Gypsies - CJT Trio: Dec. 9, Lobby; Dec. 10, Red’s; Dec. 31, Glass Bar - Jerry Kozic: Dec. 9, 11, 18, 25, 31,Red’s

- CJT Duo: Dec. 11, 18, 25, Buffet; Dec. 16-17, 23-24, 30, Red’s - DJ Aprile: Dec. 17, Gypsies - DJ K: Dec. 30, Gypsies - Studio 44 Disco Tribute w/ DJ Joel: Dec. 31, Gypsies - MRO Band: Dec. 31, Event Center - Crystal Gayle Holiday Show: Dec. 10, 9 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Tony Roi-The Elvis Experiences: Jan. 7, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Tavares: Jan. 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Ed Kowalczsyk of Live: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies - Gilbert Gottfried: March 3, 8 p.m., $20-$30, Gypsies - Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute) March 17, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies - Gloriana: April 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40, Gypsies

NEW VISIONS STUDIO & GALLERY

201 Vine St., Scranton 570.878.3970 - Punk Rock X-Mas: Dec. 18, 8 p.m., doors 7 p.m. The Agarwals / Bad Answers / Small Town Rebellion / Faceless Shadows / Stagnation. $5, free snacks.

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. - Cat Country 96 Jingle Jam ft. Craig Morgan / James Wesley / Stealing Angels / Glen Templeton & Eric Paslay: Dec. 9, 8 p.m., $19.25-$25 - The Fabulous Greaseband: Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Live Wire (AC/DC tribute): Dec. 31, 9 p.m., $30 - Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer: Feb. 4, 8 p.m., $35.75 - Tesla: Feb. 18, 8 p.m., $33 - Bruce In The U.S.A.: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $25 - The Saw Doctors: March 2, 8 p.m., $32 - The Music of Bill Monroe Featuring Peter Rowan & The Travelin’ McCourys: April 22, 8 p.m.

REDWOOD ART SPACE

740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp. - Way Yes / Eww Yaboo / These Elk Forever / Mariah Welch: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. - Man Overboard / Daytrader / True Things / Patterns / Terror On The Screen: Dec. 15, 8 p.m. - Kidz / D.C / Buddhamang / Hometown Heroes: Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. - United Youth / Written Off / Beware / Enough / Better Times: Dec. 19, 8 p.m. - Dead End Path / War Hungry / Give / Leather / Feral Man: Dec. 23, 7:30 p.m.

- Another Mistake / Sawed Off / Steppin Stone: Jan. 3, 8 p.m. - Disengage / Mindset / Praise / Peace: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

665 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - Dopapod & Psychedelia: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - Mullen, A Salute to U2: Dec. 9, 8 p.m. - Barr Brothers: Dec. 10, 8 p.m. - Clarence Spady Band: Dec. 16, 9 p.m. - Ryan Montbleau Band / Mike Dougherty Band: Dec. 17 - Strawberry Jam Christmas Party: Dec. 23, 8 p.m. - Suze: Dec. 25, 8 p.m. - Rubblebucket: Dec. 30, 8 p.m. - Cabinet: Dec. 31, 7 p.m. - The Big Dirty: Jan. 6, 8 p.m. - Poogie Bell band / Woody Browns Project: Jan. 13, 8 p.m. - Brothers Past: Jan. 14, 8 p.m. - Se Acabo (Santana tribute): Jan. 20, 8 p.m. - Miz: Feb. 24, 8 p.m.

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

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

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 - Joe Jonas / Hot Chelle Rae: Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., $33.45-$39.35 - NEPA Philharmonic “The Sound of Christmas:” Dec. 15, 7 p.m., $34.50$73.15 - Listen Local ft. Nowhere Slow / Jeanne Zano Band: Jan. 13, 8 p.m., $12.50 - NEPA Philharmonic Broadway Love Songs Pops II: Feb. 11, 8 p.m., $34.50$73.15 - Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb. 24-25, TIMES VARY, $46.25-$65.25 (on sale 12/9, 10 a.m.)

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519 Linden St., Scranton 570.346.8465 - Rusted Root / Nowhere Slow / Kriki: Dec. 28, 6 p.m., $24 advance, $20 day

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SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - Mac Miller / Pac Div / Casey Veggies: Dec. 8, 8 p.m., $22 advance, $25 at door - The Machine (Pink Floyd tribute): Dec. 10, 8 p.m., $28-$33 - Golden Dragon Acrobats: Dec. 11, 2 p.m., $10 kids, $25 adults - Twelve Twenty Four: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m., $22 - Jam Stampede: Dec. 17, 8 p.m., $15 - Patent Pending: Dec. 23, 6 p.m., $12 - Wu-Tang Clan / Gino Lispi: Dec. 29, 8 p.m., $40 - Set Phasers To Stun / This Condition / Pull The Pin / Brookline Drive, more: Dec. 30, 6 p.m., $10 - Big D and the Kids Table: Jan. 6, $12 - Mountain Dance Concert: Jan. 22, 2 p.m., $10 kids, $12 adults - Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36 - Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8 p.m., $28 PHILADELPHIA

ELECTRIC FACTORY

3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 - Get The Led Out: Dec. 9, 8:30 p.m. - The Devil Wears Prada: Dec. 10, 7 p.m. - Valencia: Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Dark Star Orchestra: Dec. 29, 8:30 p.m. - Rebelution: Jan. 14, 8:30 p.m. - Umphrey’s McGee: Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m. - The Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 25, 8:30 p.m. - Young the Giant / Grouplove: March 10, 8:30 p.m. - Dr. Dog: March 24-25, 8:30 p.m. - Needtobreathe / Ben Rector: April 20, 9 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT THE TLA

334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 - Borgore / Michetti: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - Dir En Grey / The Birthday Massacre: Dec. 9, 7 p.m. - Between the Buried and Me: Dec. 10, 7 p.m. - Street Dogs: Dec. 11, 7 p.m. - Phonte / 9th Wonder: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - Firm Taqtics: Dec. 17, 8 p.m. - Matisyahu: Dec. 24, 7 p.m. - The New Deal / Sonic Spank: Dec. 28, 8 p.m. - Thursday / Mewithoutyou / Screaming Females / Make Do And Mend: Dec. 30, 6 p.m. - Good Old War / River City Extension, more: Dec. 31, 9 p.m. - Steel Panther / Sinners Saints: Jan.


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10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 - City and Colour: Dec. 8-9, 7 p.m. - VNV Nation: Dec. 10, 7 p.m.

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Friends with benefits

Brooklyn dance-pop group Friends, along with local musician Mike Quinn, will appear at The Bog (341 Adams Ave., Scranton) Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8:30 p.m. Friends has just wrapped up a tour with Ganglians and will be featured in an upcoming issue of Nylon magazine. The band’s singles “Friend Crush” and “I’m His Girl” are out now on Lucky Number Music. Tickets are $5. For info, call 570.341.6761.

5, 7 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Jan. 19, 7 p.m. - Where’s The Band: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. - Collie Buddz: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - Augustana: Feb. 3, 8 p.m. - Jack’s Mannequin: Feb. 6, 6 p.m. - Allstar Weekend: Feb. 16, 6 p.m. - August Burns Red: March 3, 6:15 p.m. - Jon Anderson: March 7, 7 p.m. - The Saw Doctors: March 13, 7 p.m. - Metronomy: March 28, 7 p.m. - Nada Surf: April 9, 7 p.m. - Marillion: June 15, 8 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 - Craig Morgan & Phil Vassar Acoustic Christmas: Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m. - Elvis Christmas Bash ft. The Ultimate Tribute: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - America / Jim Messina, Dec. 17, 8

p.m. - Cinematic Titanic: Dec. 30, 8 p.m. - Burton Cummings: Jan. 18, 8 p.m. - Jeanne Robertson: Jan. 27, 8 p.m. - Kathleen Madigan: Jan. 28, 8 p.m. - Javier Colon: Feb. 10, 8 p.m. - Bruce Hornsby: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - 1964 The Tribute: Feb. 24-25, 8 p.m. - Hot Tuna: March 2, 8 p.m. - Cowboy Junkies: March 9, 8 p.m. - The Irish Rovers: March 15, 8 p.m. - The Fresh Beat Band: March 30, 3 & 6 p.m. - The Fab Faux: March 31, 8 p.m. - Lily Tomlin: April 13, 8 p.m. - One Night of Queen: April 14, 8 p.m. - Colin Hay: April 28, 8:30 p.m. - Garrison Keillor: May 7, 8 p.m. - Happy Together 2012: June 19, 8 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 - Rickey Smiley & Friends: Dec. 30, 8

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. - Rise Against: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

WELLS FARGO (WACHOVIA) CENTER

Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 - Q102 Jingle Ball: Dec. 7, 5 p.m. - Rammstein: April 26, 8 p.m. ELSEWHERE IN PA

BRYCE JORDAN CENTER

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 - Jeff Dunham: Jan. 13, 8 p.m. - Rise Against: Jan. 29, 7 p.m. - Lady Antebellum: Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 - David Cook: Dec. 7, 8 p.m. - Jackyl: Dec. 8, 7 p.m. - Taking Back Sunday: Dec. 30, 8 p.m., $25 - Halestorm: Dec. 31, 8 p.m. - Attack Attack!: Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

GIANT CENTER

950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911 - Big Time Rush: Dec. 12, 6 p.m. - Rascal Flatts / Sara Evans / Hunter

Hayes: Jan. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Miranda Lambert / Chris Young / Jerrod Niemann: Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

STATE THEATER

435 Northampton St., Easton, PA. Ticket: 610.252.2570 - Kenny Rogers: Dec. 16, 8 p.m.

WHITAKER CENTER

222 Market St., Harrisburg Phone: 717.214.ARTS - Get the Led Out: Dec. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Hot Tuna: March 3, 8 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 - Hot Tuna: Dec. 9-10, 8 p.m. - The National: Dec. 12-17, 8 p.m. - Gov’t Mule: Dec. 30-31, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY Phone: 670.778.6626 - Kenny Rogers: Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.

- Steel Panther: Jan. 4, 7 p.m.

IZOD CENTER

50 State Rt. 120 East Rutherford, N.J. - Miranda Lambert / Chris Young / Jerrod Niemann: Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. - Rascal Flatts / Sara Evans / Hunter Hayes: Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Z100 Jingle Ball: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. - My Morning Jacket: Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Swedish House Mafia: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. - Phish: Dec. 28-31, TIME VARIES

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p.m. - Peter Frampton: Feb. 11, 8 p.m. - Gabriel Iglesias: April 13, 8 p.m. - Creed: April 16-17, 7:30 p.m.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 - Radio City Christmas Spectacular: through Jan. 2, TIMES VARY - Antony & The Johnsons: Jan. 26, 8 p.m. - Barry Manilow: Feb. 10-12, 8 p.m.

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM ROSELAND BALLROOM

311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - Thirty Seconds To Mars: Dec. 7, 8 p.m. - Matt & Kim / Super Mash Bros.: Dec. 31, 9 p.m.

THE FILLMORE AT IRVING PLAZA

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Jesse Marco / Jus Sky: Dec. 8, 8 p.m. - David Cook: Dec. 9, 7 p.m. - We Came As Romans / Emmure: Dec. 11, 6 p.m. - Dir En Grey: Dec. 12, 7 p.m. - Devo: Dec. 13, 7 p.m. - The Slackers Holiday Show: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. - Chris Webby: Dec. 29, 7 p.m. - New York Dolls: Dec. 30, 8 p.m.

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 - Afrojack / Bobby Burns: Dec. 30, 9 p.m.

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Sex sells, but for a price In a race to see who can be more crass, more outlandish or simply more sexual, it seems Rihanna and Lady Gaga are neck and neck. The former has proven that she isn’t afraid to offend no matter the cost, but what she lacks in class, taste and elegance, she makes up for in beats, hooks and ambience on her sixth record, “Talk That Talk.” The album is a haughty mix of sex, love and electro beats that are a long way from the songstress’ first single, “Pon de Replay.” The entirety of the album could really be the B-side to 2010’s “Loud,” with the same Barbados-inspired inflections and

a whole lot more house music mixed in. Rihanna seems to be in eternal pursuit of novelty, but in her effort to do something different, she ends up overcompensating. This is apparent in the lyrics of both “Birthday Cake” and the shockingly lewd “Cockiness (Love It),” where her erotic words come off as being explicit just for the sake of being explicit. When she isn’t trying to sound like a borderline nymphomaniac is when Rihanna really shines, like on the syncopated, sweetly sentimental lead single featuring Calvin Harris, “We Found Love.”

Jethro Tull “Aqualung: 40th Anniversary..." Rating: W W W 1/2

New life for 'Aqualung' Forty years old now — thus, these anniversary packages — Jethro Tull’s “Aqualung” is justly famous and justly notorious. It’s famous for its ambition, its treetop playing and for being one of the few early-’70s concept albums that (a) really did have a coherent, worthwhile concept, and (b) said profound things about it via pop music.

-- Stephanie DeBalko Weekender Staff Writer

For many, though, it also marks the moment prog vaulted the whale shark. The title track, with its angular chording, sneering vocals and too-clever breaks is now rendered a permanent joke via radio overplay, Exhibit A in prog’s self-immolation. “Aqualung” might be the one time pop touched the face of God — but snot is running down its nose. The sour smell of excess does not, however, overwhelm a headlong, flamboyant collection by a group of musicians ready to try anything. This package is worth having just for that. How many albums tackle the nature of God, the problem of evil, the notion of grace and, and, and ... all that? “Locomotive Breath,” possibly the best of many strong tracks, depicts a world out of control, with Old Charlie swiping the handle (and the singer says, “I’m glad”). John Evans kills on piano in “Breath,” and Martin Barre is a guitarist splendiferous throughout, especially in “Aqualung” and the superb, unjustly underplayed “WindUp.” “Aqualung” goes overboard and marks a turning point for a band that, with “Thick as a Brick” and “Passion Play,” would soon ditch its hard-earned audience. These packages let us in on a terrific moment, and the extra features are fascinating. Aqualung is like that train sans handle — it won’t stop going, no way to slow down. -- John Timpane Weekender Wire Services

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Not-so-good niche Canadian rockers Nickelback recently released “Here and Now,” a mix of heavy and light songs which are ready to load into a modern-rock radio playlist. While the band can be praised for once again finding a niche and filling it very well, the assembly-line approach to how Nickelback makes music is boring and somewhat tiring after all of these years.

3. Gym Class Heroes/Adam Levine: “Stereo Hearts” 2. Cobra Starship/Sabi: “You Make Me Feel” 1. Rihanna/Calvin Harris: “We Found Love”

Rihanna “Talk That Talk” When looking at the track list, it is fairly easy to figure out which ones are the rockers (like “Bottoms Up” or “Midnight Queen”) and which ones are the ballads (“Lullaby” or “Trying Not to Love You”). Nickelback covers all of the bases easily, doing exactly as expected, but the band never pushes any boundaries or shows any real creativity. Musically speaking, the album is geared toward appealing to a broad audience. Heavy bass lines and guitars tuned low give songs like “Gotta Get Me Some” and “This Means War” a thunderous, rocking quality. On the other hand, happy-go-lucky songs like “Holding on to Heaven” and “Don’t Ever Let it End” have an airy, epic feel that are perfect for a middle school slow dance. On “Here and Now,” Nickelback has once again put together a formulaic record that can best be described as “extremely adequate.” It’s loud and raw at times, there’s some decent rhythm here and there, but the music is more like something that plays in the background and never has enough of a hook or personality to make one really pay attention. There is nothing on “Here and Now” that is at all significant or memorable, and while it will certainly get some attention, it will also disappear fairly quickly. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

Billboard Top Rock Songs 1. Bush: “The Sound Of Winter” 2. Foo Fighters: “Walk” 3. The Black Keys: “Lonely Boy” 4. Coldplay: “Paradise” 5. Seether: “Tonight” 6. Chevelle: “Face To The

Floor” 7. Foo Fighters: “These Days” 8. Staind: “Not Again” 9. Red Hot Chili Peppers: “The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie” 10. Nickelback: “Bottoms Up”

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Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa 8. Maroon 5/Christina Aguilera: “Moves Like Jagger” 7. Jason Derulo: “It Girl” 6. LMFAO: “Sexy and I Know It” 5. David Guetta/Usher: “Without You” 4. Katy Perry: “The One That Got Away”

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Lyrics aside, Rihanna’s toneddown vocals and the synthesized beat of the track promise more, like the sun coming up on the end of an unexpectedly fantastic night. The same holds true for “We All Want Love,” the mature, if a little too self-aware, track at which the album starts to take a turn toward the mellow end of the spectrum, if only for a few moments, with “Drunk On Love” following. “Farewell” is the surprise of the album, because although Rihanna always offers a token ballad, such as “Loud’s” “California King Bed,” she usually doesn’t let too much of herself slip through. For once, “Farewell” offers a stripped-down glimpse at the doyenne of r&b — in strictly a figurative sense.


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CELEBRITY EXTRA

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I was reading that Universal is going to pull the “Harry Potter” movies from the shelves soon. Is this true? -- Andrew R., via e-mail

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On Dec. 29, Universal is indeed pulling “Harry Potter” movies from the shelves -- right after the Christmas rush -- and offer them only on a sporadic basis, like Disney has done with its animated classics. If you can, I’d hold off on buying the eight-disc boxed set featuring years one through seven. It contains only the movie discs with no special features or extras. At the end of 2012, Universal plans to release a more comprehensive boxed set of all eight movies, with the extras and special treats we’ve all been waiting for.


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The cast of ‘Moonlight & Magnolias’ is, from left, Kim Schuetrum, Greg Korin, David Giordano and Bill Amos.

Gone like the wind Greg Korin wraps NEPA career with ‘Midnight & Magnolias’ By Noelle Vetrosky

Weekender Correspondent

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Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Even if you’ve never seen the full three hours and 40 minutes of the classic movie, “Gone With the Wind,” you’re likely still familiar with this infamous quote by the debonair Rhett Butler as he embarks into the sunset, leaving behind a crushed Scarlett O’Hara. How “Gone With the Wind” was transformed from a novel to the big screen was quite a process and a great story that many may not know. Three Witch Productions is presenting “Moonlight & Magnolias,” the back story of the iconic film, at The Ramada Inn in Clarks Summit starting Friday, Dec. 9. The

production will also mark the final community theater performance in NEPA for local veteran and “Heynabonics” pro, Greg Korin. “After being entrenched in the NEPA theater scene for 20 years, I wanted to do one last community theater production before I left,” said Korin. In “Moonlight & Magnolias,” “producer David O. Selznick (Korin) is unhappy with how the movie is going, so he replaces the director with Victor Fleming (Bill Amos), calls in script doctor Ben Hecht (David Giordano) and locks them in his office for five days with nothing to eat but bananas and peanuts,” explained Three Witches co-founder Brink Powell. “Within those five days, Selznick and Fleming act out the book for Hecht, who never read it, and by the end of this arduous process movie history is made.”

A skillfully blended cast creates a dynamic performance on the small stage as cast members are not just costars but co-workers in real life. “We all work in the marketing department at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs — and it was not planned that way,” said Korin. “I believe this is the first time that all of the leads in a local show have all worked for the same company in the same department.” “They all fit their roles extremely well and play off each other beautifully,” said Powell. “The fourth member of our cast, Kim Schuetrum, plays the secretary Miss Poppenghul, and all together, this cast really is a director’s dream come true.” Presenting “Moonlight & Magnolias” was a no brainer for Three Witch Productions since 2011 marks the 75th anniversary for the novel, “Gone With the Wind.” Also being a new theater company on the scene limits the budget for an extravagant set, which is not required for this comedic production. “It’s an absolutely hilarious show with nice touches of cinematic history, Civil War history and even some World War II history,” said Powell. “We love comedy, and we’re big history buffs, so it really appealed to us.” For Korin, this last production is bittersweet. As he says goodbye to his closest friends and family, he is essentially welcoming a new group of friends, cast mates and opportunities when he arrives in Las Vegas, where he stresses he will not be working in a casino. “This is the culmination of one chapter of my life and is made up of a lot of different things,” the actor said. “If I have one memory, it will be that I closed the book on this with a great show I enjoyed working on, with people whom I enjoyed working with.”

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By Pete Croatto

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Sacha Baron Cohen as the station inspector in a scene from the film.

Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret in ‘Hugo.’

'Hugo' pure enchantment S

ome may scoff at Martin Scorsese, the street-smart auteur, the bard of the Mafia, directing “Hugo,” a heartwarming tale of a crafty orphan in 1930s Paris. I don’t think it’s a big stretch at all. Gangster movies and children’s movies are popular genres that always attract lazy, uninspired directors who dig into the same bag of tricks to elicit memories of better films past. If anyone can get us to care about both kinds of movies, it’s Scorsese, who possesses an oversized, kinetic vision. Like Scorsese’s masterpieces (“Goodfellas,” “Raging Bull”), “Hugo” enchants you with both its bigness — the beginning swoop through a bustling Paris

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train station to the clock Hugo calls home is mesmerizing in any dimension — and its appreciation of little moments, like a child watching her first movie. Scorsese doesn’t want to make a great movie for kids; he wants to create a great movie, period. And he’s done that by paying tribute to the past. Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) resides at the aforementioned train station, or more specifically, inside its giant clock. Running the clock was the responsibility of his drunken uncle and guardian (Ray Winstone), but he’s gone. So, Hugo lays low. He runs the clock and steals food along with gears and springs. With those various parts, Hugo re-

builds the lone memento from his happier past: An old automaton that he is certain holds a message from his beloved father (Jude Law). Hugo consults his father’s notebook for hints on building the automaton. The notebook is snatched by one of Hugo’s perpetual victims, a bitter storeowner (Ben Kingsley), who seethes over its contents. The old man eventually softens, allowing Hugo and the merchant’s brainy, adventure-hungry charge, Isabelle (Chloe Grace Moretz), to learn more about mysterious mechanical man. What ensues is a caper involving a missing key, stunning library research (courtesy of bibliophile Christopher

Lee) and a daft, socially awkward station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen). This is no shiny distraction. For all of “Hugo’s” keen special effects and 3-D status, Scorsese and screenwriter John Logan spend considerable time on the story and the characters. (Butterfield and Moretz, both veterans, are wonderful here. They’re plucky and spirited and come with no catchphrases in their arsenal.) The movie’s goal is to show that what keeps us entertained — great story, engaging characters, a dash of spectacle — never changes. It’s no coincidence that “The Wizard of Oz” still plays on TV or that young audiences discover the magic of

“Casablanca” every year. The story doubles as a love letter to the magic of books and movies (think Harold Lloyd and beyond) in their purest forms. “Hugo” can be placed in that group. It’s entertaining without an agenda. Scorsese, a film lover if ever there was one, uses “Hugo” to honor the overlooked aspects of movies — imagination, passion and ancestry. Anything playing in a movie theater right now is just the latest chapter in a constantly evolving history. Regardless of cast, content or age, good movies feed the soul and create new memories. Scorsese doesn’t just provide that lesson in “Hugo,” he creates his own glorious, rollicking example. Read more of Pete’s cinematic musings at whatpeteswatching. blogspot.com, or follow him on Twitter @PeteCroatto.

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Coming next week: “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked,” “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”


ACTORS CIRCLE AT PROVIDENCE PLAYHOUSE

(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org) • Auditions for “’Night Mother:” Dec. 11-12, 7 p.m. Two-person play. Women, ages 40+, mother/daughter roles. Rehearsals in later spring. Show dates in May. Info: 587.5922.

BLOOMSBURG THEATRE ENSEMBLE

(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, bte.org) Ticket prices: $9-$25 • “Holiday Memories:” through Dec. 30. School matinees: Dec. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 10 a.m. $9. School representatives encouraged to call soon for best seating availability. For info, to reserve, contact 570.458.4075, phenry@bte.org. • “The Santaland Diaries:” Dec. 8-11, The Moose Exchange, downtown Bloomsburg. Adaptation of David Sedaris’ memoir about working as a Macy’s elf.

CORNER BISTRO DINNER THEATRE

(76-78 S. Main St. Carbondale, 570.282.7499) • “Peace, Love … and My Mother-InLaw:” Dec. 9-10, 6:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2:30 p.m. Buffet & show, $23. Advance reservations only.

DIETRICH THEATRE

(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com) • Dietrich Radio Players Performance “The Bishop’s Wife:” Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Free. Performances of favorite radio plays. • “Lon Po Po,” Chinese Little Red Riding Hood story: Dec. 9, 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 10, 11 a.m. By Children’s Theatre. Free. Tickets available by calling or at door while they last.

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6-8:30 p.m., ages 15-19 (must be with parent if under 18). Will need to sing and dance, come with sheet music that is not “Rent” music and dance shoes. All roles open. Rehearsals begin after first of year, Sat. mornings, Sun. & Wed. evenings. Show dates in April/May. Call 991.1817 or e-mail with questions.

• “The Nutcracker:” Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., Scranton High School. $15 at door. Full-length ballet. For info, call 570.346.7106.

THE MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE

(14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe: 570.325.0249, jtams.net) • “A Christmas Carol:” Dec. 10, 11 a.m. & 1 p.m., $15/GA, $10/seniors, $6/12 and under. Music by Free Range Folk.

MISFIT PLAYERS

(iluv2act@aol.com) • Annual Staged Musical Revue ‘The Songs of Webber and Sondheim:’ Jan. 13-15, 2012.

MUSIC BOX PLAYERS

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or musicbox.org) • Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas:” Dec. 8-11, 15-18. Thurs.-Sat., curtain 8 p.m., Sun., curtain 3 p.m. Dinner and show, show-only tickets.

PENNSYLVANIA THEATER FOR PERFORMING ARTS

(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “A Christmas Story:” Dec. 8-10, 15-17, 7 p.m.; Dec. 11, 18, 3 p.m.; Dec. 10, 17, 1 p.m. Dinner buffet 90 min. before evening, 3 p.m. shows; brunch buffet before 1 p.m. shows. $15/adults, $12/ seniors 62+, students 12+, $8/kids. Dinner-and-show: $28/adults, $25/ seniors, students, $18/kids. Group rates. Christmas parties welcome. Visit website, call for tickets.

THE PHOENIX PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Auditions for “Rent:” Dec. 12-13,

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

(420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • “The Nutcracker” by Scranton Civic Ballet Company: Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m., Dec. 11, 2 p.m., $19.50-$22.50.

SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE

(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “A Christmas Wizard of Oz:” Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 21-22, all shows 10 a.m. All seats $10. • “Home for Christmas:” Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 2 p.m.; Dec. 9-10, 16-17, 8 p.m. $28/adults, $15/kids, $25/seniors. Dec. 9, 16, 8 p.m. shows, bring non-perishable food item or new unwrapped toy, receive $5 off regular adult ticket. Toy donations benefit children in Monroe County Head Start program. Food donations benefit Shawnee Presbyterian Church Food Bank. • “The Nutcracker Ballet” Presented by Northeastern Ballet Ensemble: Dec. 12, 10 a.m.; Dec. 10, 2 p.m. $18/ adults, $15/seniors, $10/kids under 12. • Holiday Cabaret: Dec. 15, 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. • “The Messiah:” Dec. 20, 8 p.m. $8 donation.

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Top, a view of Florence, Italy, which is home to Luisa Via Roma. Above from left: A printed oversized jersey dress from Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, calfskin ruches low boots by Sergio Rossi, a wool cashmere cloth cut out dress by Hakaan, men’s patent piping mesh and suede sneakers from DSquared, Rip Off’s calfskin high-top sneakers for men, fox fur sandals by Christian Louboutin and men’s wool viscose cotton canvas vest by Tom Rebl.

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fashion industry, you can find men and women’s items including shoes, accessories, suits, dresses, tops, pants and everything in between. To give you an idea, some of the well-known designers Luisa Via Roma boasts include: Balmain, Chloe, Christian Louboutin, Dior, DSquared, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Giambattista Valli, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Yves Saint Laurent and others. The company also works

with some of its designers to create exclusive lines just for Luisa Via Roma. Established in 1930, Luisa Via Roma prides itself in its forward-thinking marketing efforts, staying on the cutting edge of social media outlets including Sina Weibo, which is microblogging, China’s most popular social-media site and the LVR blog, an internal portal for interaction, both of which are responsible for Luisa Via Roma’s spike in online traffic.

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eadquartered in Florence, Italy, you might instantly feel defeated when desiring to shop at Luisa Via Roma. With the expense of travel and accommodations alone, how could you even imagine having enough spending cash left over to indulge in this fine Italian shopping experience? Do not fret, my pet, as Luisa Via Roma shall not taunt its esteemed potential

To strengthen its brand, Luisa Via Roma also relies on event planning and has partnered with companies such as Coca Cola, Lacoste and others to create more of an experience rather than just pushing a product. The first ever to create an event for fashion bloggers, Luisa Via Roma has successfully branded its Firenze4Ever event as the premier party to introduce each season. With Carolina Bucci, Chloe, Gareth Pugh, Ann Demeul. Blanche, Rick Owens, Lanvin and so many designers with unusual lines, shopping with Luisa Via Roma is comparable to purchasing directly from the runway. High price tags are included with every item, but the end result is also very highend fashion for high-end taste. Get that Gold Card ready — luisaviaroma.com awaits.. W


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By Jeff and Amanda of 98.5 KRZ

Special to the Weekender Jeff’s Bitch: We all love to save money, but seriously, sometimes stores make it just an incredible pain in the ass. For instance, when I do food shopping, of course I want to save $6 off a monstrously oversized package of Bounty towels. And yes, I want to save $.99 off each box of Kashi Strawberry Fields cereal, but they also require that you carry around their “store card” to reap the savings. That’s no big deal if you shop the same store all the time. In my wallet, I currently have a Shursave card, a Wegmans, a Price Chopper, a Gerrity’s and a Sam’s Club card! When you add in your driver’s license, health insurance card, credit card, etc., it’s getting that I can’t even fold my wallet anymore! The whole concept is kind of stupid. I’m there to shop your store — you put these items on sale. What’s the problem? Why do we have to play this silly card game? Lately, I’ve employed the “oh, I forgot my card” routine in hopes the cashier has a heart and will use the store card to swipe my order. Of course, occasionally Helga is having a bad day and decides to call you out on it and tries looking up your name in their system, as happened to me the other night. It’s a store I didn’t have a card for. Thankfully, someone behind me rescued me with their card. If you’re a woman reading this, you’re probably thinking “what’s the big deal?” But ladies, you have that black, bottomless pit you toss everything into known as a purse. I’m always amazed at the sheer volume of what lurks down in those inner depths! It could be worse I guess. At least the cards are small. Imagine if the grocery stores were run by the folks at Bed, Bath and Beyond and those giant, book-sized 20 percent off coupons!

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Amanda has found that being kind to others, even in the smallest ways, can really make a difference for someone else.

While the people who don’t even smile while walking through the open door you’re holding for them piss me off, when someone is pleasant and thanks you, it makes you want to do common, nice things for more people, more often. Amanda

Amanda Brags: Isn’t it refreshing when someone speaks up and thanks you for doing something so simple, like holding the door open for them? It seems so rare that anyone even acknowledges the fact that you stood there holding the door open for them, that when someone actually says something more than a mumbled “thanks,” it’s a big deal. While the people who don’t even smile while walking through the open door you’re holding for them piss me off, when someone is pleasant and thanks you, it makes you want to do common, nice things for more people, more often. The other day, I waited a few extra moments to hold the door open at Panera Bread for an older lady. It was kind of windy, and she was only 10 or so feet away. Well, you’d think I bought

ith the weather outside soon turning frightful, it’s best to be prepared with a warm yet fashionable winter jacket for these next few months. This isn’t a decision to take lightly because for us, winter is not just two or three months out of the year and not just a few flakes scattered throughout December. We all know we’ll be braving blizzards soon and dealing with icy roads lasting until March. Like it or not, you will be getting more than enough use out of this winter jacket, so it’s best to shop with that in mind and make sure you love it before buying it. Have a good idea of what type of jacket fits your body type before entering the store. Trench coats flatters taller types well, whereas a pea coat, which stops at the waist, better fits a petite woman. As far as colors go, black is a good option for someone that needs an everyday coat that they

know is going to go with everything. But don’t be afraid to branch out and look at other colors. For those who don’t want to be too dangerous, dark blue or purple is a great change to make you stand out just a bit. Plaid patterns are an easy sophisticated look and surprisingly versatile with most outfits. Don’t be afraid to try some bright colors for the winter, too. Bright red or mustard looks fantastic against a snowy white background and dresses up any outfit. Stay away from the extremely puffy, down-filled jacket. While they may be the most practical, they are not flattering for any body shape. Unless you enjoy the winter weather a little too much and plan on spending more than enough time outside in the snow, it is unnecessary to have one of those marshmallow-looking things for anything other than shoveling snow or having a snowball fight. W

her lunch or something. She didn’t just thank me and move along. She went on and on about how much she appreciated it and how kind it was. Just a few extra seconds for me made a difference to her. Whether you’re the one holding the door open or having it opened for you, speak up and chat with your neighbors! Sometimes we don’t realize how much slowing down and taking in your surroundings can change the course of your day. It’s funny how her overly thankful personality rubbed off on me — it’s like paying it forward. I’ve been finding myself being over-the-top levels of nice to everyone, especially strangers. ’Tis the season! W Hear Jeff and Amanda Bitch & Brag Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on 98.5 KRZ.

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he ’60s were a time of incurable restlessness, a time when anything could happen, and it usually did. Or at least that’s how those who weren’t around then perceive it now. One band that seemed to define the instability of the era and still remains relevant today is the Doors, and in his book “The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years,” rock writer Greil Marcus attempts to analyze some of the band’s most jarring songs and performances through the scope of its gloomy appeal. From the band’s notorious 1967 performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” where the members were asked to change the lyrics of “Light My Fire,” to the fateful night in Miami in 1969 where vocalist Jim Morrison allegedly exposed himself to the crowd, Marcus uses individual songs, live and recorded, to trace the cultural significance of the Doors. In most entries, he offers an in-depth, critical depiction of the songs — how, when performed live, the band cradles or defiles them, how Morrison molds them according to his mood and sobriety. Marcus, who hails from the

San Francisco Bay Area and actually saw the Doors live, writes as though the reader has a full knowledge of the band’s beginnings, shortcomings and accomplishments, jumping right into his analyses without much pretense. This approach develops a nice rapport with the reader, a sort of you-already-know-whatyou-need-to-know-so-I-won’tpander-to-you feeling, but his assumption alienates others, especially of a younger generation. Perhaps a bit of an explanation, beyond his seeming obsession with writer/director Oliver Stone’s 1991 biopic on the band, wouldn’t have hurt. Speaking of the Stone movie, simply titled “The Doors,” Marcus relies on that as a starting point far more than he should. Yes, it’s a relevant resource. Yes, it makes sense to mention it because it affects how more recent generations view the Doors. But the film has received scrutiny in its own right, and unceasingly referring to it seems superfluous and almost denies Marcus some of the credibility he deserves. One shining moment of the book is the author’s narrative of the development of “Roadhouse Blues.” The tale brims with anticipation: If you couldn’t be in that studio while Morrison and company figured out the song, then hearing its emergence in intimate, excoriating detail is the next best thing. To know the song, to be familiar with its nuances, brings an even greater sense of appreciation to this chapter, and when it ends with the tune’s live performance, where Morrison crafts his own incomprehensible locution, the impatient reader is finally content. The book is the perfect length, offering just enough to keep the reader engaged but not so much that it becomes boring. In fact, with its detailed performances and its slight dip into what made the band an epic contribution to rock ’n’ roll history, “The Doors” will leave the reader with a hunger for more information. More music. More Morrison.

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e chose them for their talents. We chose them for their style. And of course, we chose them for their looks. There were multiple reasons why these top 10 sexiest people of NEPA were selected, but there was one constant: Their diversity. The Weekender continues to bring you a diverse group of people from the community who define the word “sexy” in differ-

ent ways. Some are actual models. Some are musicians and artists. Some are entrepreneurs. And all of them can turn a head or two. After a two-day shoot at downtown Scranton’s beautiful Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel, photographer and Weekender Creative Director, Steve Husted, captured the personalities of each photogenic individual. These 10 represent some of the valley’s sexiest people. We hope you enjoy. W

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Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast with Santa Dec. 10, 8-10 a.m., Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (253 WilkesBarre Twp. Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $5. Benefits Camp Asthma Cadabra. For tickets, contact 570.357.6776, 430.6984, lmdp920@aol.com. Candy’s Place (570.714.8800) • Holiday Party: Dec. 8, 6-9 p.m., The Woodlands (Rte. 315, Plains). Cash bar. $25/person, those with cancer in treatment, free. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Acoustic performance by Tim Carey: Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., doors 6 p.m. Free, open to public. Southern & classic rock. Monetary donations, toy donations benefit Toys For Tots.

FABulous Formal Affair Dec. 10, 5-10 p.m., Henry Student Center Ballroom, Wilkes University. By StarringUKid & Zebra Communications. Open to public. Proceeds benefit programs of StarringUKid. Dinnertheatre fundraiser about bullying. Elgin Bolling. $15/plate, half price under 10. For tickets, call 570.408.4158, e-mail starringukid@gmail.com. Info: aubree.armezzani@wilkes.edu. Festive Holiday Craft Fair Hosted by The Salvation Army Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Ladore Pavilion (Owego Turnpike, Waymart). Free parking, admission. Lunch for purchase. Info: 570.488.6129 x 156.

Kane Family Fundraiser Dec. 19, 6-9 p.m., Bellissimo Pizzeria & Ristorante (223 Northern Blvd., Clarks Summit). $20, includes buffet. Raffle baskets. For Amy Kane, who is struggling with osteosarcoma. All proceeds directed to Kane Family. Info: 215.913.1725. Donations of raffle baskets, more, accepted. Tickets in

advance or at door. WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On the Air Benefit Concerts • Social Justice Social: Dec. 10, 7 p.m., American Legion, Minooka. Entertainment by DJ One Love and the Sacred Roots Groove. $10, can be purchased at wfte.org or by calling 570.702.3998.

EVENTS American Legion Mountain Post 781 (1550 Henry Dr., Mountain Top) • Annual Local Holiday Food Drive & Collection Sponsored by The Ladies Auxiliary: through Dec. 20. Nonperishable food items can be dropped off at Post 781. • Annual Children’s “Special Christmas Bicycle” Program along with Toys for Tots: through holidays. Cameo House Bus Tours (Anne Postupack, 570.655.3420,

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anne.cameo@verizon.net, checks to 933 Wyoming Ave., W. Pittston, Pa. 18643) • Christmas in New York: Dec. 10, depart Wilkes-Barre Wegman’s 7:30 a.m. (park row 1 by Applebee’s), Scranton Viewmont Mall 8 a.m. (Sears parking lot near Mexican restaurant). Be 15 min. early. Depart NYC 7:45 p.m., Rockefeller Center. FIT, Bard College Cultural Center, docent tour, more. $120, includes “follow us bus,” breakfast, goodie bag, lunch, water, all admissions, tips, more. Call, e-mail, send check to reserve. Choral Arts of Luzerne County (www.choralartslc.org) • Christmas Concert: Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church (97 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre). $15/adults, $10/students & seniors, at door, may be purchased in advance from chorus members, by sending check payable to Choral Arts of Luzerne County to 190 South Sprague Avenue, Kingston, PA 18704. Reserved seating for those purchasing in advance.

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Christmas Concert: Wyoming Valley Orthodox Choir Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Holy Resurrection Orthodox Cathedral (591 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre). Liturgical, carols of Eastern European, Ukrainian, Russian tradition. Podoben Male Choir. Admission will be nonperishable food item. All proceeds donated to St. Vincent DePaul’s soup kitchen. Light refreshments following. Christmas Show Dec. 17, 6-11 p.m., Taylor Hose Co. Reception Hall (614 Union St., Taylor). The Magics, The Cameron Ave Band, Kaelyn Marie, Texas Jeff. Blondie from B.P. Catering. $35, includes buffet 7-8 p.m. Beer, wine, soda, free. Call 570.457.7665, 342.4923. No tickets at door. Christmas With a Twist: Making A Different Ministries in Partnership with Shavertown United Methodist Church: Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., 163

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N. Pioneer Ave., Shavertown. Info: 570.675.3616. Clifford Community Youth Group • Cookie Walk: Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-noon, Clifford United Methodist Church, Main St. $4/small, $7/large. Bring gifts to be wrapped. Donations accepted. Community Medical Center • Asthma Ski Day: Jan. 29, noon-5 p.m., Sno Mountain Ski Resort, Scranton. To register, call 570.969.8986. Danielle and Company PopUp Shop through Dec. 24, 312 S. State St., Clarks Summit. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sun., noon-3 p.m., Dec. 24, noon-2 p.m. Special events: Second Friday Art Walk/Holiday Cocktail Party, Dec. 9, 6-8 p.m. Free gift with $25 purchase. Info: 570.207.1777, DanielleandCompany.com. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Holiday Camp: Dec. 27-29, 9:30-11 a.m. Ages 6-12. $35. Create pottery, drawings, paintings, more. Call to

register. ❏ Intergenerational Classes: • Intergenerational Quilting: through Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. $6/class. Ages 13+. “Barn Swallows.” All materials provided. Call to register. ❏ Adult Classes: • Decorative Painting: Dec. 7, 14, noon-3 p.m., ages 16+, $20/class + cost of painting surface. Pre-registration required. ❏ Special Events: • Kundalini Yoga-Theater Benefit: Dec. 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Bring cushion & yoga mat or towel. • “It’s a Wonderful Life” Screening: Dec. 13, 2 p.m., 7 p.m. Admission, popcorn, soda, free. First come, first served. No reservations. Doug Smith Music (dougsmithbass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271) • Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m., Winterfest, Hawley Public Library, The Doug Smith Swing Trio. Info: 226.4620. • Dec. 12, 5-7 p.m., Friends of the Poor Christmas Dinner, Saint Mary’s Center (320 Mifflin Ave., Scranton). Ferdie Bistocchi Memorial Orchestra. Free to public. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Downtown Arts invites crafters,

artists to sell goods in holiday shop, open through Dec. 23. Spaces $75, choose as many days, hours as needed. Call Gina, 570.905.7308, for info. Eastern Pocono Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic in need of volunteers, one day/week to check in clients, more; arrive by 8:15 a.m., commit to every week. Positions to help w/ vaccination clinics, substitute desk work. Stop in to office in back of Rainbow Plaza, Route 209, Brodheadsville, visitepaaonline.com, call 570.994.5846. Ekklesia Christian Club/ Coffeehouse (Every Friday night, year round, River of Life Fellowship Church Gym, 22 Outlet Rd., Lehman. Serving dinner 6 p.m., live Christian music 7-8:30 p.m., open mic 9 p.m. Free to public. unitybymusic.org,steve@unitybymusic.org) • Dec. 16: Soul Searching with original Christmas music Exaltation of the Holy Cross Church (420 Main Rd., Hanover Twp., 570.823.6242) • Soup, Bake & Book Sale: Dec. 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Take outs only. $7/quart. Soup of month: clam chowder. Preorder appreciated, call Judi at 825.6914 or Barry at 831.5593.

Gouldsboro United Methodist Church (495 Main St., Gouldsboro) • Christmas in Gouldsboro Craft Show: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Vendors needed. Vendors, crafts, food, bake sale. Call 570.842.6106.

House features ticketed events: A Coal Country Christmas Carol, Dec. 10; Four Celtic Voices, Dec. 9; Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 17; Pet Parade Costume Contest, Dec. 11. Visit JimThorpeOldeTimeChristmas.com for info, event schedule.

Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • 16th Annual Greater Hazleton Business Person’s Holiday Mixer: Dec. 8, 5-7 p.m., Dragonfly Cafe (9 E. Broad St.). Hors d’oeuvres, wine. Open to downtown business community, chamber members & guests. $10. Benefits Chamber Downtown Committee. To reserve, call 570.455.1509.

Johnny Rockets (5 Radcliffe Dr., Moosic, 570.961.8461) • Visit with Santa: Dec. 18, 1-5 p.m. Bring cameras for photos.

Hughestown Hose Co. (Center St., Hughestown, 570.654.4188, hughestownfiredept.us) • Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 18, 7 a.m., last seating noon. Santa will bring gifts, available for photos. $8, under 5 free. Toy raffle, $3, Lionel train set. For tickets, call member or station. • Canned Food Drive: Dec. 18, noon. In plastic or paper bag on front porches. Jim Thorpe events: • Olde Time Christmas Celebration: Dec. 10-11, 17-18.Mauch Chunk Opera

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 43 Student Center, Wilkes University (Ball Room 2nd floor, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre). Bring new unwrapped toy (ages 6-12). Benefits McGlynn Learning Center, families of Wilkes Night Out Program, Kirby Family House. Meet and Greet with Sweet Bark Pit Bull Rescue Dec. 11, noon-4 p.m., Puppy Love Pet Spa (107 S. Main Ave., Scranton). Not for profit, no kill, volunteer based organization. Accepting donations for items to be raffled. By Puppy Love Pet Spa, Animal Hugs, Mattyvision. Info: sweetbarkpbr@gmail.com. Messiah Church Christian Coffee House with Making A Difference Ministries (Every 2nd Sat. of month, 7-8:30 p.m., Messiah Church, 110 Pittston Blvd., Bear Creek Twp., 570.823.3425) • Dec. 10: Soul Searching with original Christmas music. Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6400, box office 674.6719): • Entries accepted for Sister Anne Paye Student Media Competition through Jan.6. Grades 10-12 can submit entries addressing issues of social justice. Awards ceremony,

reception April 20. For guidelines, entry form, visit misericordia.edu/ communications. Info: 570.674.6744, msgroi@misericordia.edu. • Colleges Against Cancer Chapter Cancer Awareness Days: Cervical Cancer, Jan. 18; Prostate & Testicular Cancer, Feb. 15; Colon Cancer, March 14; Blood Cancer, April 18; Melanoma, May 2. Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.) • Toys for Tots: Collections during AMA Arenacross Series, Dec. 9-10, 7 p.m. Northern Tier Symphony Orchestra (570.289.1090, northerntiersymphony@yahoo.com, northerntiersymphony.org) • Concert, The “Firebird” Suite: Dec. 11, 3 p.m., Towanda High School (1 High School Dr.). Advance, $8/adult, $4/ student; Door, $9/adult, $5/student. For tickets, mail check to: Northern Tier Symphony, P.O. Box 111, Nicholson, PA 18446-0111. 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. • Ugly Xmas Sweater Day: Dec. 7,

2-3 p.m. Holiday party. Wear crazy sweater. Prizes. • ESL Class: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Adult English as second language for non-native speakers at beginning level. • Board Game Night: Dec. 12, 19, 6:30-8 p.m. All ages. Performances by Asialena Bonitz • Dec. 9: Tommyboys Bar-n-Grill, Nanticoke, 5:30-7:30 p.m. • Dec. 10: Suzie’s Pub & Eatery, Moosic, 9 p.m.-midnight ∝ Pocono Mountain Events (1004 Main St., Stroudsburg, 570.421.5791, 800poconos.com) • Magical Fireside Christmas: Dec. 9, 3-7 p.m., 10, noon-6 p.m.,11, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations accepted for Toys for Tots. Live animal displays, horsedrawn carriage, train rides, storytelling, visit with Santa, more. • Quiet Valley Living Historical: Dec. 10-11, 3:30-7 p.m. Christmas in the 1800s. Rain or shine. Storytelling, Christmas Putz, live Nativity, caroling, Belschnikel visit, gift shop, more. $10/adults, $5/ages 3-12. • Santa Express: Dec. 11, train departs 11 a.m., 2 p.m. from Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions. $20/adults, $15/under 13. • Hawley Winterfest: Dec. 9-11.Fri., 6 p.m. kicks off weekend that includes

Stourbridge Line train excursions into town, tours of holiday-decorated historic homes, seasonal carols, ice-carving, custom-created holiday theater, holiday shopping, more. Robert Dale Chorale (570.586.3921, robertdalechorale.org) • 28th Annual Messiah Sing-Along: Dec. 18, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scranton. $15/general, $12/ seniors, $7/students. Safe Haven Dog Rescue (www.SafeHavenPa.org, SafeHaven@epix.net) • 2012 Safe Haven Calendar now available. Send check for $16/each calendar, plus S& H charge of $2/1, $3/2, $4/3, $5/4 or more to: Safe Haven Calendar, RR1, Box 289-A, Effort, PA 18330. Proceeds help SH rescue, care for deserving dogs from overcrowded and high kill shelters. • Adoption Day: Dec. 18, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Rte. 209, Brodheadsville). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. Scranton Rescue Mission Volunteer Banquet Dec. 14, 6 p.m., St. Mary’s Center, Scranton. Choose This Day. Catered by Inne of the Abingtons. Info: office@scrantonrescuemission.com, 570.871.4795, scrantonrescuemission.org.

Sons of the American Legion Post 781 (Church Rd. Mountain Top, 570.474.2161, alpost781.org) events: • “Toys For Tots” Drop Off Points Through Dec. 12: At the Post, Jannuzi’s Pizza (69 N. Mtn. Blvd., Mountain Top), The Good 2 Go (36 N. Mtn. Blvd., Mountain Top), A&R Bldg. Supply (Church Road, Mountain Top), Wychock’s (309 Wilkes-Barre). New unwrapped toys can be dropped off at Legion Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m.-midnight, Sat.-Sun., noon-midnight. Cash donations accepted. St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Nut & Poppy Seed Roll/Cookie Sale: $9/nut or poppy roll, $8/pound of cookies. Orders due Dec. 11, may be picked up Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., church hall. Call 562.1434, 586.2632, 457.9280, church hall. St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall (60 Church St., Montrose) • Vesper Service: Dec. 11, 5 p.m.

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ollowing a two-year break, the AMA Arenacross Series will return to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. Along with 150 truckloads of dirt shaped into a bevy of obstacles that 32 high-flying riders will perform death-defying tricks off of, comes what may be an even bigger obstacle: Winning the series. “The sport’s grown a lot in those two years, it’s grown more competitive,” said Brandon Short, who handles public relations for AMA Arenacross. “The talent has increased, the amount of riders has increased, there’s a lot more guys now that have a chance to win, so it’s a lot more competitive from top to bottom.” More competition means that fans get to see an event that now has even more excitement and intensity. “It’s very close-contact competition,” Short began. “There’s a lot of bumping and banging, crashes. While no one wants to see somebody crash, it just adds to the ex-

citement in the end and makes it that much more captivating. “It’s always had that staple foundation of being fascinating and awe-inspiring to see what these guys do and the amount of speed they can carry over these obstacles. On top of that, it’s even better because the competition’s at an all-time high.” Short estimates that 100 riders will try to qualify both days to make it to the 32 open spots at the main event that night. The course includes staple obstacles, like the catapult jump at the finish line — “it’s the one point on the track where the guys will get the most air to cover the most distance, so it’s your showcase feature of the track,” Short explained — plus what are called “rhythm sections,” jumps placed in a pattern that will allow variations for riders to get through them. “It’s about finding the fastest way through that section in a rhythm that works best,” Short said. While the catapult remains the same each weekend, the other obstacles change in size, difficulty and the way they’re laid out on the track from venue to venue.

Thirty-two high-flying riders will perform death-defying stunts at both days of Arenacross this weekend. Arenacross’ weekend at the arena isn’t just about the pros: Amateur day begins Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10 a.m., giving dirt-bike enthusiasts a shot on the track. “This is the chance for them to get out and compete on a bigger scale, if you will, on a world-caliber track, a professional track,” Short said. “They’ll tame it down from the pros, obviously, but it’ll more or less be the same track you see the pros riding on Friday and

Saturday night.” Amateur day is open to any rider for a fee; more information can be found on Arenacross’ website below. “Arenacross is about giving back

to the community and really having a family atmosphere,” Short stated. “The amateur program is a staple part of Arenacross in general. Without it, it wouldn’t be where it is.” W

AMA Arenacross Series, Dec. 9-11, Fri./Sat., 7:30 p.m., Amateur Day Sun., 10 a.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.) Tickets: $24.45-$34.55, via Ticketmaster, box office. Info: arenacross.com


Service of lessons and carols. Meal will be served in Parish House. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church (100 Rock St./Center St., Hughestown) • Poppy Seed & Nut Roll Sale: Dec. 20, pick-up noon-4 p.m. Last day to order, Dec. 11. $8. Call 570.654.1849, 654.1594. St. Stephen’s Episcopal ProCathedral (35 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.346.4600) • Food Pantry open Mon.-Fri., noon-4 p.m. • Clothing Closet: free clothing for men, women, children. Open Tues., 4-6:30 p.m., Wed., noon-3:30 p.m. St. Thomas More Society (570.343.0634, stthomasmoresociety.org) • High Mass in Anglican Use Rite: Dec. 24, 7 p.m., St. Clare Church (2301 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). Tour the County Inns of Our Mountain Villages Dec. 11, 1-5 p.m. $12/pre-sale, $15/day of event. Pre-sale, call 570.595.2501. Day of, at Cresco Railroad Museum (Sand Spring Road, Cresco). 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. • Shepherds in the Field: Dec. 11, 10 a.m. Monthly birthday celebration, potluck to follow. All welcome. Free. Veterans Employment Representative from PA Luzerne County CareerLink will be at Veterans of the Vietnam War, Inc. & The Veterans Coalition office, Pittston, Dec. 20. Info: 570.603.9740,vvnwnance@epix.net. Viewmont Mall (Scranton, 570.346.9182, www.shopviewmontmall.com) events: • Pet photos with Santa: through Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m., center court. Pets must be domesticated, transported on leash or in carrier. Owners must sign release prior to visit, are responsible for pets at all times. Use main entrance near Applebee’s. • S.O.B.E.R. Party: Dec. 7, noon,

Limited Court. To alert the public of dangers of drinking and driving. 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. • Wreath Making: Dec. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $2 donation. Greens provided, bring gloves, pruning shears, decorations. • Pancake Breakfast with Santa: Dec. 10, 10:30 a.m., auditorium, $8/ advance. Wilkes University events: • “Laugh till You Cry,” Comedy by Dave Russo: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., ballroom, Henry Student Center. $10/ students with ID, $20/public, on sale, first floor HSC, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tues.Thurs. Benefits departmental communications studies alumni, friends scholarship. Woodhouse Day Spa (387 Wyoming Ave., Kingston) • 8th Annual Holiday Open House and Party: Dec. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Herbie Green Band. Wine, cheese, desserts. First 100 get free gift.

Discounts on services booked that evening. Prizes. Free, open to public, reservations required, call 570.763.0063. During event, throughout Dec., Make-A-Wish stars sold to benefit local chapter. Wyoming Borough Holiday Events: • Children’s Holiday Party: Dec. 11, 1 p.m., 10th Street School cafeteria. • Holiday House Decorating Contest: Judging begins week of Dec. 12. Wyoming Seminary Performing Arts Institute (201 North Sprague Avenue, Kingston, 570.270.2186). Events free and open to public. • Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble Big Band & Concert Band Music: Dec. 13, 7 p.m., Buckingham Performing Arts Center. Free, open to public. For info, call 270.2192. Wyoming Valley Barbershop Harmony Chorus • “The Secret of Christmas” concert: Dec. 11, 4 p.m., St. Nicholas Church (226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre). $5 at door, from members. “Sounds Abound” quartet, GAR Young Men of Harmony. Info: 570.696.3385, 287.2476.

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. Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) • Model Trains through the Ages in partnership with Steamtown National Historic Site: weekends through Dec. 18. For info, call. • Looking for teams for 3rd Annual You Live Here You Should Know This Local History Quiz Show: Teams of 3. To apply send list of team members, organization affiliation, short bio for each person to: The Lackawanna Historical Society, Catlin House, 232 Monroe Ave., Scranton, by Jan. 13. • Holiday Open House and Classic Toy Display: Dec. 9, 7-9 p.m., Catlin House. Costumed tour guides, Victorian ornament making, food. Horsedrawn carriage rides, more.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 45 Society Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.326.3326, www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum) • Doll exhibit: through Jan. 27. Steamtown National Historic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton: 570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391, www.nps.gov/stea) • Ongoing: Interpretive programs, visitor center, theater, a history museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7 adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children ages 6-12.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register. Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class free. Walk-ins welcome, call 371.9919, 817.2161 for info. Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai

Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707) Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30 p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed., 6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theories, concepts, applications. “Sport” fighting concepts explained, practiced. ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815): • Children’s Art Start: Sat., Jan. 7-Feb. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. $80, supplies included. Sign up with friend, save $5. Pre-registration encouraged. Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500) • Self-Defense Class taught by Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon. & Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10. • Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs., 7-9 p.m. $10. Art Classes at the Georgiana Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387, gcraybart-artworks.com) • Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., noon-4 p.m. (3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique), $30/class payable monthly. Wed., 6-9 p.m. (student chooses length of time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs, $25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class payable monthly.

• Children: Ages 9-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages 13+, Wed., 6-9 p.m., joins adult class, individuals select amount of time to participate. Portfolio prep instruction available for college bound students. Private lessons available. Back Mountain Martial Arts Center & Mountaintop Karate Center For info, call either location, Back Mountain (4 Carr Ave., 570.675.9535) or Mountaintop (312 S. Mountain Blvd., 466.6474): Visit Website at www.fudoshinkai1.com. • Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Back Mountain): Tues., Wed., Thurs., 4:30-9 p.m., Sat., 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (Mountaintop Karate Center Mon., Weds., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. • Instruction in Traditional Karate, Jujutsu, Sivananda Yoga (Mountaintop): Mon., Wed., Fri., 4:30-9 p.m. Carbondale Chiropractic Center (267 Brooklyn St., 570.282.1240, www.carbondalechiropractic.com). • Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera. Visit Website for info. Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152,

www.dancecontours.com) • Adult classes: ballet, tap, lyrical, CardioSalsa, ballroom dance. • Children/teen classes: ballet, tap, CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of dance blending basic Jazz Technique with styles of street dance, hip hop. • Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free. • Adult ballet: Sat. morn. Danko’s Core Wrestling Strength Training Camp (DankosAllAmericanFitness.com) • Four sessions/week, features two clinics, two core strength. 4 sessions/week. Increase power, speed, agility. Group discounts, coaches, teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989 for info. Downtown Arts at Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat., 10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper mache, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info.

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• Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info. • African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info. Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, 570.262.1778) Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons, self defense. Mon-Thurs., 5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon. • Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. 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. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art

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cranton native Cristin Powers owns GreenBeing at 334 Adams Ave., Scranton. An eco-friendly shop that sells handmade items — many of which Cristin has made herself — GreenBeing also carries thrift items, jewelry, artwork and other accessories designed and made by local designers and more. With a passion for her community, Cristin gives back by supporting local businesses and the arts as well as preserving the environment one sale at a time. And sustainability doesn’t just start and stop with Cristin: She teaches sewing classes at her shop and also offers classes in embroidery, eco-friendly book binding and more. Get to know a little more about Cristin Powers. Community involvement: I wish I had more time to donate to different community causes, charities and organizations I believe in, but until then, I use my purchasing power. I buy local, I drink and eat local, and if it’s in season, I buy produce from the farmers’ market. I support local music and art, and I’m an advocate for the handmade community. GreenBeing participates in First Friday and various events at The University of Scranton, Keystone College, etc. I do what I can when I can, either through the shop or on a personal level. Hobbies: Now that you asked, I’ve come to realize all of my hobbies have become important parts of GreenBeing including photography, sewing, crafting, thrift shopping and yard/estate/garage sale-ing. Favorite quote: “When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” — Maya Angelou Claim to fame: By constantly telling myself to believe in myself, GreenBeing Coffee Sleeves have made it to the pages of Country Living, Kiwi Magazine and Glamour. Favorite thing about the area: My community. It’s filled with so many talented people, artists, musicians, business owners and supportive friends. Most importantly, my family is here. Favorite movie: I don’t really watch movies, but if I had to pick one, it would be “Almost Famous.” It’s one that I can watch again and again. One thing most people don’t know about me: Around age 5, I was watching Bob Vila instead of Saturday morning cartoons. One thing I’ve always wanted to do: I’ve always wanted to renovate an old building in downtown Scranton; I dream of the roof being lined with solar panels with a garden and a swing. Someday I’ll get there. What I wanted to be when I grew up: I wanted to be a store owner. Its crazy, I’m exactly who I wanted to be. Over the years, the eco and socially conscious aspect grew. I knew I wanted to create a business that did business in an honest, eco-friendly and giving way. I’m still growing up, so as I grow, the dream of who I want to be grows. I hope to continue to grow into a healthy, happy, successful, wise old woman. Current passion: To inspire. I want to lead by example and inspire others to follow their dreams. Do what makes you happy — it will make the world happier, I promise.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 46 gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. The Exercise Lady, Doreen Rakowski (Theeexerciselady0@aol.com, 570.287.9801) • Yoga, Pilates, Thai Chi Classes Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Berwick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580) • MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m. First visit free. Wrestling fundamentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No Gi. Call for info. • Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class: Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free. Non-combative class. • Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for info. Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61 Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Accepting new students. Children (age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.; Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private lesson also available. Learn Hapkido. Self defense applications. $50 monthly, no contract. GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave., Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com) • Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-onone lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4

sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored to individual needs. GregWorks Professional Fitness Training (107 B Haines Court, Blakely, 570.499.2349, gregsbootcamp@hotmail.com, www.vipfitnesscamp.com) • Beach Body Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • Bridal Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. Bridal party group training, couples personal training available. • Fitness Bootcamp: 4-week sessions, Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m.; Sat., 1 p.m. • New Year’s Resolution Flab to Fab Bootcamp: Mon.-Fri., 6:30 & 8 p.m., Sat., 1 p.m. Guaranteed results. • Private/Semi-Private sessions available, e-mail for info. ∝ Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info. Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 570.287.7977 or 718.0673) • Instrumental Music Instruction • Private Ballroom Lessons • Private Vocal Instruction: Tues. evenings.

• Private Guitar Instruction: Classical, acoustic, electric for all ages. • Dragons’ Tale Karate: Mon., 5:30-7 p.m.; Wed., 6-7:30 p.m. Ages 5+. • Tumbling: Fri., 5:30-6:30 p.m. Ages 5+. $30/month. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047 Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839, nejujitsu.com) Open 7 days/week, offers training in Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense. Group, private self defense classes available by appointment. Northeast Photography Club (www.northeastphotographyclub.org) meets first Wed. of month 7 p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly contest, guest speakers. Membership open.

Olympic Style Fencing classes at The Fencing Exchange, above AFA Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton, Mon.-Thurs. Foil, saber, epee taught. For info, call 570.969.1224. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0156, ext. 217) • ESL Class, Adult English as Second Language Non-native Speakers, Beginning Level: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee LaChette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults & kids. $10/hour, $5/second class. E-mail or call 991.1817. • Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Holiday Workshops: “Create your Own Christmas/Chanukah Greeting Cards,” Dec. 8, 1-3 p.m. “Create your own Unique Holiday Wreath,” Dec. 7, 1-4 p.m. Both workshops offered for $15 + material fees, materials supplied. Call to register.

❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: Dec. 8, 15, 22, 6:308:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/nonmembers, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. • Acrylic Painting: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $110/members, $120/nonmembers, $90/serniors. Materials list provided. • Watercolor Painting: Dec. 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/ non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. 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 in classical Shaolin styles: • Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin White Crane Boxing, Northern Long Fist Kung Fu & Yang Style

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Tai-Chi. 2 classes/week, $75/month. For info, call Master Mark Seidel, 570.249.1087. • Children’s classes now forming, Sat., 11 a.m.$50/month. For info, call 570.249.1087. Southside Senior Center (425 Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487) • Language Partnership English & Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free, open to all. For info, call 346.0759. St. Joseph’s School classes (1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500): • Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs., 7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques using cane, club, short stick, wooden sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn history principles, practical use. No prior martial arts experience. $10/ class. • Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat., 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense techniques to protect from variety of attacks. No prior martial arts experience. Wear loose fitting clothes. $10/class. World Class Boxing (239 Schuyler Ave., Kingston, www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061) • Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Boot-

camp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.

Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150.

Wyoming Valley Art League • Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/ hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992 for info.

Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boulevard Ave., Dickson City, 570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com, info@bellasyoga.com) All workshops $15, pre-registration suggested. • Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/ yoga fusion.

MIND AND BODY Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • PrivateYoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn secrets of Himalayan Masters. Lessons include asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation, ayruveda, holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session

Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org) • Holiday Silent Auction, Sale & Open House Fundraiser: Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; auction, noon. Free refreshments, Japanese “matcha” powdered green tea, sweets. Arts & crafts, Zen calligraphy scrolls, jewelry, hand weavings, photography, incense, books, meditation cushions, baked gifts, more. Exhale Yoga Studio (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort, behind Beer Deli in the “big brick building,” 570.301.3225) • Free style Vinyasa: Tues., 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Thurs., 2-3:15 p.m., Fri., 6-7:15 p.m. All levels, breathing, aromatherapy, guided meditations. $10/class.

Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazleton.com) • Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40/month. Dietrich Theater, Tunkhannock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11 a.m. $15/ lesson. Bring yoga mat or beach towel. Call for details. Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available.

Goddess Creations Shop & Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Summit, 570.575.8649, info@goddesscreations.net) • Tarot Card Readings by Rev. Whitney Mulqueen by appointment. Call. • Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m. at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern (26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for 15-20 min. • Monthly astrology workshop with Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call.

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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) Inner Harmony Wellness Center (Mercy Hospital General Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.innerharmonywellness.com, peteramato@aol.com) • Meditation Technique Workshops: Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation. Jeet Kune Do Fighting Concepts Teaches theories of movement in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call instructor Mike DiMeglio for info, 570.371.8898. Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn

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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.

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 49 self-defense system that combines Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido, Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held at Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort). $40/month. For info, call 570.287.4290 or visit htkdi.com. Leverage Performance Training Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.388.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com) • Morning Wake-up Workout: Full body metabolic workout. Mon., Wed., Fri., 7-7:45 a.m. • Primal Scream Classes, Tabata Circuit Training: Tues., Thurs., 7-8 p.m. All classes free to members, $10 non-members. Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804) • Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info. 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. Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665) • Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info. NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Zumba: Tues. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. $5. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to register.

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

Laughing all the way

Comedian Dave Russo, a 1993 graduate of Wilkes University, will perform “Laugh till You Cry” Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the ballroom of Henry Student Center at Wilkes University (84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre). Russo has performed in Boston, Las Vegas, New York City and Los Angeles and has made appearances on Comedy Central and the NBC programs “Today” and “Last Comic Standing.” Tickets are $10 for college students with a valid ID and $20 for the public and are available on the first floor of the Henry Student Center from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. All proceeds will benefit the university’s Department of Communication Studies Alumni and Friends scholarship.

Only by appointment. $35 per hour. Call. Prana Yoga Studio (1112 Wheeler Ave., Dunmore, 570.341.8886, www.pranayogadunmore.com) Classes taught in vinyasa flow, geared for all levels • Mon.: Advanced, 6 p.m.; tai chi with Blake Wheeler 7:30-8:45 p.m., Thurs., 8:45-10 p.m., $45/month, on class/week, $65/month, two classes/ week. Contact Blake at 434.989.1045 or blakewhlr@yahoo.com for info. • Tues.: Beginner, 10 a.m.; Open Level, noon; Beg./Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Beginner, 5:30 p.m.; Advanced 7:30 p.m. • Thurs.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Beg./ Intermediate, 5:30 p.m.; Intermediate, 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Open Level, 10 a.m.; Advanced, 6 p.m. • Sat.: Beg./Intermediate, 10 a.m.;

Intermediate, noon. • Sun.: Intermediate, noon; Candlelit Open Level, 6 p.m. Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info. Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) ❏ Dec. Hatha Yoga and Meditation Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. No classes Dec. 24, 26, 31, Jan 2. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam,

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deep relaxation. $10. Holiday gift certificates available. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. No classes Dec. 24, Jan, 2. Pranayam, mantra. $10. Holiday gift certificates available. Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531) • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/ equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors.

After dealing with a particularly stressful dress rehearsal, Justin drew inspiration from ‘The Muppets.’

Justin: A real-life Muppet

songs she was assigned to sing, instead showing up with a list of Miley Cyrus songs she wanted to do instead. That’s right, Miley Cyrus! Of course, I directed her right to the door and kicked her out of the show! After she left, she sent me nasty text messages about how I made a “big mistake.” I then proceeded to tell her she wasn’t mentally up to speed with her peers, since she was 20 and liked singing songs 12-yearold girls like to sing. After reaching a new low of getting into a textmessage war with a one-person Miley Cyrus tribute band, I went to see “The Muppets,” hoping Kermit and the gang could provide me a great escape from the stresses of putting together a show. Just my luck, the f--king movie was about the stresses of putting together a show. After eating away my stress with a large popcorn drenched in butter, nachos and part of the straw from my Coke, I realized if the Muppets could overcome the last-minute obstacles of putting together a show, so can I. So, I worked with what I had to put together a phenomenal show, only the way a Muppet can. I think that makes me one Muppet of a man! W

Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020. White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginnersadvanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages.

Lackawanna State Park (To register go to www.visitPAparks.com, click calendar of events, then Lackawanna) • Gifts from Nature: Gourd Ornaments: Dec. 10, 9 a.m.-noon. Materials provided, $10 fee/person. Registration required, call 570.945.7110. Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Christmas Naturally: Make & Take Your Own Ornaments: Dec. 10, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Create one-of-a-kind ornaments, decorations. Stop by anytime during the 3 hours, bring bag or box. Free, no registration required. Northeastern PA Chapter of the Sierra Club • North Woods Loop, Lackawanna State Park: Dec. 11, meet boat mooring/launching area at park entrance, PA 407 from Waverly, 10 a.m. 6-mile loop (3 hrs.), easy to moderate rolling terrain. Views of Lackawanna Lake, hemlock forests, stone walls, more. Call Dave at 570.388.2338 for info. Free.

SOCIAL GROUPS Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7 p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre), Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., WilkesBarre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m. (562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs. 10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas), Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club, Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W. Washington St., Nanticoke). Call 570.288.9892 for info.

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Lackawanna Audubon Society • Scranton Christmas Bird Count: Dec.17, all day. Count tally, potluck supper, Dunmore Presbyterian

Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762.

The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.

Building Industry Association of NEPA • Accepting entries for Outdoor Theme Project from builders, trade schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For info, call 570.287.3331. Food Addicts Anonymous Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866) Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m. Living with Grief: free sixweek bereavement support group (6-7:30 p.m., Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.808.5539) • Anger: Dec. 7, 6-7:30 p.m. • How to Keep Growing; Spirituality: Dec. 13, noon-1:30 p.m., Dec. 14, 6-7:30 p.m. Nar-Anon Family Group Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m. United Methodist Church, Mountaintop. 570.288.9892. Narcotic Anonymous Meetings every Tues. at 7 p.m., downstairs in the Methodist Education Building, located off Courthouse Square, on the corner of Marion and Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There are no fees or dues. Newcomers always welcome. Oakwood Terrace’s Support Group Meetings third Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m., at Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason Dr., Moosic). Call for directions/info, 570.451.3171 ext. 116. Overeaters Anon. meetings Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/ meeting locations of visit www.oa.org. Pride of NEPA meetings on the second Tue. of each month, 6:30 p.m., The Naked Grape Restaurant (15 N. River Street, Plains). All are welcome. For info visit facebook.com/ prideofnepa. Wyoming Valley Home School Network A support group for home school or cyber school parents throughout NEPA providing monthly meetings, field trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnetwork.webs.com or contact Julie Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com W for info. - compiled by Stephanie DeBalko, Weekender Staff Writer 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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The band is demanding five microphones to be set up just for their drum set!” I announced to the performers in the Christmas show I was directing to raise money for charity. “Are they crazy? The show is in a small church hall. People would go deaf!” voiced one of the performers. “On top of that, they also just informed me they don’t own any guitar amps.” “What kind of band doesn’t own any guitar amps?” everybody asked. It was dress rehearsal, and I didn’t even have time to sweat over the fact that the show’s headlining act dropped out last minute because I was left struggling with other pretentious personalities. One girl texted me 45 minutes into dress rehearsal that she lost her voice. Be that as it may, she should have let me know before the rehearsal! When I replied back that I was disgusted with the way she handled dropping out, she managed to get her voice back so she could come tell me off 10 minutes later. As if that wasn’t bad enough, next I had to deal with a girl who wasn’t prepared for any of the

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SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) People aren’t rational. The sooner you accept this with grace and humor, the less stressful this week will be. That’s not to say it’ll be stress free; dealing with these crazy freaks will probably still cause you some misery, but as long as you can keep a calm head and laugh at their silliness instead of being annoyed by it, you’ll survive. Of course, try to remember not to laugh in their faces. That’s understandably likely to make things worse. Chuckle on the inside, humor them when possible and proceed to the next chapter as swiftly and efficiently as you can. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Nosy people are terribly annoying. You can’t do anything about just how obnoxiously intrusive they are. All you can really control is how you react to their boundary violations. Do you suppose that getting annoyed, defensive or retaliatory is going to either help things or make your life more pleasant? Probably not. Laughter is your best bet here — even if you can’t make them laugh, at least you can do yourself that favor. Steer toward trying to tell them to mind their own business in the most hilarious way possible, then gracefully move on with your life, hopefully with a smile on your face.

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AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) When people question your choices, you must ask yourself: Are they coming from a place of legitimate concern or just being judgmental douches? If the former, heeding them is probably in your best interest, and your decisions should be thoughtful enough to withstand a little well-meant scrutiny, anyway. In the latter case, though, putting them in their place can be very satisfying, and I highly recommend it. That can be a lot of effort, though, and they might not be worth it; in that case, you don’t need to take their bullshit. Just walk away. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) I usually urge you to resist your tendency to avoid conflict, as leaving too many things unresolved is good for neither you nor anyone else in your life. However, some things really are best swept under the rug and forgotten, because bringing them up would inevitably make them into a much bigger issue than they really are. This is one of those times. Yes, this molehill is annoying, but there’s no way to mention it without it becoming a mountain, so your best bet is to do what you have to do to get over it and never mention it; if you

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ever do, you’ll probably regret it. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) You have a tendency to root for the underdog, which sometimes means you can end up on the “wrong” team, or help someone do something that might reflect poorly on both of you, later. Let’s just say that when your emotions get involved, your rational judgment suffers. That’s not entirely a criticism; it’s one of the things I enjoy about you. However, it can definitely get you into trouble, especially this week, so turn up the volume on your natural caution and try — really try — to look before you leap, so you can (this time, anyway) land on your feet instead of your ass. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) When people go through major changes in life (getting pregnant, moving house, losing a loved one), they naturally experience powerful, uncontrollable emotions, and generally, everyone understands. What people are less understanding about is that even small (but significant) changes can produce emotions that are nearly as difficult to resist or suppress (even if they’re not quite as extreme), so you’re frequently tempted to hide them — something you’ve become quite good at. This week, though, I hope you don’t, because hiding what you feel would reinforce the walls between you and others. Showing a little vulnerability, on the other hand, would only endear you to the people you love — clearly the better outcome. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Having lived in cities where many peo-

ple are loaded, I’ve often rubbed elbows and become friends with people who are much wealthier than me. Having such a huge disparity in lifestyle can be off-putting (I remember struggling to listen without resentment to a friend discussing which million-dollar apartment to buy, while I was wondering how I’d afford dinner that night). In some cases, it’s inevitable that money can create a rift between people, but this week that’s not the case unless you push hard in that direction. It doesn’t need to be that big a deal right now, so don’t make it one. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) No one knows better than you just how dynamic life is; nothing’s permanent. Unfortunately, many Cancers can get into a terrible mental pattern where you barely allow yourself to experience happiness before you begin to contemplate the end of that happiness — thereby putting a serious damper on your own joy. Obviously just telling yourself to “get over it” doesn’t often work, so you may need help or distractions to really enjoy these delightful moments, without worrying much about their (yes, inevitable) ends. This week, getting that help or distraction should be quite easy; ask and ye shall receive. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) Some requests are simply unreasonable, but that by itself should be an indicator of where the people making those crazy demands are coming from — perhaps a place of intense emotion or deep need. Before you call them out, consider that. It’s up to you how far you allow your normal bound-

aries to be bent, or not, but try to be compassionate, no matter what you decide. One thing’s for certain: Whether or not these people truly require what they ask of you, they definitely do need your kindness and understanding. Whether or not you fulfill their demands, try to at least give them that. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) What I want from others is thoughtfulness, reasonableness and logical consistency. I don’t expect everyone (or even most) to share my views, but it galls me when someone’s philosophies are rife with hypocritical inconsistencies, major logical flaws or simply don’t make sense (reflecting a complete lack of actual thought). Of course, I rarely have to worry about such things with you Virgos; you’re usually the picture of logic and reason — except once in a while, when you veer off-course. Since that’s a danger this week, please pay attention and use your marvelous brain to keep your occasionally erratic emotions on track. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) I don’t have a green thumb. What a simple thing, to keep plants alive, right? However, I suck at it; perhaps it’s because the feedback they give me is often too late to do anything about. By the time they’re wilting and brown, for example, more watering won’t save them. Humans, when they’re especially reticent about their emotions, can be just as bad, which is why I prefer people who aren’t shy about sharing, so that I can react before things have progressed past the point of no return. Be one of those people; express yourself while there’s still time for correction and change, instead of waiting until it’s actually too late. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) People can do extraordinary things when they transcend their limitations — or what they thought were their limitations. Naturally, this only happens when they try things they think themselves incapable of. This is when self-knowledge can be a terrible weakness, Scorpio. Since you know yourself so well, you may believe you know how much you can (or can’t) do — but that knowledge is probably inaccurate or outdated. It’s time to test yourself by pushing far past what you thought you could do. Don’t just aim higher; shoot for the highest point you can see. You may fall short — but a lot closer than you ever believed. W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.


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Friends of the Scranton Public Library (520 Vine St., Scranton, 570.348.3000) • Winter Book Sale: Dec. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 18. 2-4 p.m., Community Room, Lackawanna Children’s Library. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959) • Socrates Cafe Discussion Group: Dec. 8, 6:30-8 p.m. • Book Discussion: Dec. 8, 6 p.m. “Brian’s Winter” by Gary Paulsen. All ages. • Franklin Street Sleuths: Dec. 15, 6:30 p.m. “Christmas is Murder” by C.S. Challinor. Pittston Memorial Library

(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmemlib@comcast.net) • Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration required. Participants bring their own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to register. • The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs. of month, 7 p.m. New members always welcome. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) • Poems of Noreen Robbins: through Dec. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • Writer’s critique group: Sat., noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples. Free and open to public, donations encouraged. West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Informal discussion of memberselected books. • Weekly story time for children: Fri., 1 p.m. Free.

VISUAL AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or Artistsforart.org) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@tedmichalowski.com for info. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. • 2011 Holiday Members Exhibit: through Dec. 30.

Artspace Gallery (221 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.0737) Gallery Hours: Wed., noon-8 p.m. after Thanksgiving, Thurs.-Sat., 12-8 p.m., Sun., 12-5 p.m., or by appointment. • Holiday Member Show: through Jan. 8. ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net) • Holiday Show & Sale of Fine Crafts: through Dec. 24, Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815, artworksnepa.com) Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 11a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment. • “A Visual Feast:” through Jan. 27. Works from Verve Vertu artists. Talents, special visions of Wed. night painters. Blue Heron Art Gallery (121 Main St., Wyalusing, 570.746.4922, www.blueheronart.org) Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat. by appt. • “The Art of Dance-The Music of Art:” through Dec. 15 The Butternut Gallery & Second Story Books (204 Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 11a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 12 p.m.-4 p.m. • Fractured: Michael Poster, Rodrica Tilley and Melissa Whalen Haertsch: through Dec. 31. Photographs, pastel paintings, writing exploring social ramifications of gas drilling in Susquehanna County. Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton,

570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Accepting submissions for new shows during 2012 & 2013. Photography only; all photographic methods considered. Check out submissions procedure on website for details. • “Excavation” Photographs by Gary Cawood: through Jan. 31. 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. • Buds, Blooms & Berries: Plants in Science, Culture & Art: through Dec. 31, Maslow Galleries. Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) • “Color, Pattern & Design:” through Jan. 8. Local artist Marcos Oksenhendler of Monroe County. Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall, University of Scranton, 570.941.4214) • 26th Annual University of Scranton Juried Student Exhibition: through Dec. 9. Mahady Gallery (Marywood University, 570.348.6211 x 2428, marywood.edu/galleries.) Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m. • Graduate Exhibition: through Dec. 16; features Masters of Fine Arts candidates Noel Anderson-Corwin & Martha Moore Westbrook in sculpture, Sue Jenkins in photography, Masters of Arts candidate Cathleen Repholz in ceramics. • 2012 Northeast PA Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition: Jan. 21-Feb. 12. Award-winning work by junior, high school students. Awards presentation Jan. 21, 1 p.m.

Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “The Language of Nature” works by the Verve Vertu Art Studio: through Jan. 7, Second Floor Gallery. 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. • “Give the Gift of Art” Exhibit & Holiday Sale: through Dec. 28. Every piece $50 & under. Paintings, photographs, ornaments, home decor, jewelry, clothing, more. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m.• “Ani Art Academy Waichulis’ Capturing Realism 2011:” through Dec. 10. Collaborated works of 40+ artists representing Ani Art Academies, Jahn Studios, The Studio of Joel Carson Jones. Free, open to public. 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. • “Faculty and Alumni Art Exhibit:” through Jan. 7. Sordoni Art Gallery at Wilkes University (150 S. River St., Stark Learning Center) Gallery summer hours: Fri., Sun., noon-4:30 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • “Running the Numbers: Portraits of Mass Consumption: Photographs by Chris Jordan:” through Dec. 11. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “Biggest Art Christmas Party in Town:” through Dec. 31. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, WilkesBarre, 208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. • The Ninth Invitational Emerging Artists Exhibition: through Dec. 12. Includes works by area high school W students. -- compiled by Stephanie DeBalko 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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DODGE `95 DAKOTA 2WD V6. Regular

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CAN-AM`07 CAN-AM RALLY 2X 200 A MUST SEE Like new Can-Am Rally 2x 200cc. $1,700 JUST REDUCED, OBO 570-287-2203

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ACURA `06 TL

White Diamond 80K original miles,1 owner, garage kept, camel leather interior, 3.2L / 6 cylinder, 5-speed automatic, front/rear & side airbags, ABS Navigation System, 8-speaker surround system DVD/CD/AM /FM/cassette,XM Satellite Radio, power & heated front seats,powerdoor locks & windows, power moonroof, 4 snow tires included!....and much, much more! Car runs and looks beautiful $17,500 Firm See it at Orloski’s Car Wash & Lube 295 Mundy Street (behind Wyoming Valley Mall) or Call 239-8461

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

AUDI `05 A6

3.2 Quattro AT6. Auto tiptronic 6 speed. Black with black leather. Garage kept. Fully loaded, gps, cold weather package. 78K miles. Carfax report included. $15,900. 570-814-6714

BMWSilver, `01 X5fully 4.4i.

loaded, tan leather interior. 1 owner. 103k miles. $8,999 or best offer. Call 570-814-3666

BMW `07 328xi

Black with black interior. Heated seats. Back up & navigation systems. New tires & brakes. Sunroof. Garage kept. Many extras! 46,000 Miles. Asking $20,500. 570-825-8888 or 626-297-0155 Call Anytime!

BMW `99 M3

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

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

412 Autos for Sale

BUICK `05 LACROSSE

CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

Metallic Gray. Heated leather seats. Traction control, 6 way power front seats, remote start. Rear park assist. New tires. 41,400 miles. $11,000 570-696-2148

BUICK `05 LESABRE Garage kept. 1 owner. Local driving, very good condition. 53,500 miles. Asking $9,700 (570) 457-6414 leave message

CADILLAC `05 SRX All wheel drive,

traction control, 3.6 L V-6, power sunroof, autostick, leather interior, auto car starter, factory installed 6 CD disc changer, all power, memory seat. 39,000 miles. $21,000 570-453-2771

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

CHEVY `07 AVEO LT Power window/door locks. Keyless entry. Sunroof. A/C. Black with tan leather interior. 22,000 original miles. AM/FM/CD. New tires. $12,000 (570) 287-0815

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CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING LXI CONVERTIBLE

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CONVERTIBLE 34K. V6. 17” wheels. Shaker. 6 disc. Satellite. Mileage computer. New winter tires. Power seat/leather. $16,750. (570) 474-0943

412 Autos for Sale

Low miles - 54,000. V6. Leather interior. Great shape. A/C. Power door locks. $7,500. Negotiable (570) 760-1005

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700 Sans Souci Highway WE SELL FOR LESS!! ‘10 Dodge Caravan SXT 32K. Silver-Black. Power slides. Factory warranty. $17,699 ‘09 DODGE CALIBER SXT 2.0 Automatic, 24k Factory Warranty! $12,299 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS Only 18K! One Owner - Estate Sale. $14,499 ‘08 SUBARU Special Edition 42k, 5 speed, AWD. Factory warranty. $13,499 ‘08 CHEVY SILVERADO 1500 4x4, Regular Cab, 63K, Factory Warranty $13,499 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 4 door, only 37K! 5 Yr. 100K factory warranty $11,899 ‘08 CHRYSLER SEBRING CONVERTIBLE 4 cylinder, 40k $11,599 ‘08 CHEVY IMPALA LS 60k. Factory warranty. $9,899 ‘05 HONDA CRV EX One owner, just traded, 65k $13,099 ‘05 Suzuki Verona LX Auto. 64K. Factory warranty. $5,499 ‘03 DODGE CARAVAN R-A/C. 69k. $6,699 ‘01 LINCOLN TOWN CAR Executive 74K $5,899 TITLE TAGS FULL NOTARY SERVICE 6 M ONTH WARRANTY

DODGE `02 STRATUS SE PLUS 100,000 miles, auto-

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

GEO `93 PRIZM

91,000 miles. Looks & runs like new. $2,300 or best offer, please call 570-702-6023

HONDA `07 ACCORD

V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1 owner with maintenance records. Slate blue with leather interior. Sunroof. Asking $12,500. Call 570-239-2556

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S

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

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

EAGLE `95 TALON

LEXUS `98 LS 400

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

NISSAN `08 SENTRA

JAGUAR ‘94 XJS CONVERTIBLE

Mint Condition Magnolia red, with palomino beige leather interior. This car rates a 10 in & out. 4 new tires and services. Florida car. $13,300. 570-885-1512

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415 Autos-Antique & Classic

CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

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

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MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car.

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MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

SUBURU ‘06 LEGACY GT LIMITED SEDAN

4 door, black, approximately 76,000 miles. 2.5 liter engine, auto. asking $12,000. 570-510-3077

VOLKSWAGEN `04 Beetle - Convertible

GREAT ON GAS! Blue. AM/FM cassette. Air. Automatic. Power roof, windows, locks & doors. Boot cover for top. 22k. Excellent condition. Garage kept. Newly Reduced $14,000 570-479-7664 Leave Message

3 on the tree with fluid drive. This All American Classic Icon runs like a top at 55MPH. Kin to Chrysler, Dodge, Plymouth, Imperial Desoto, built in the American Midwest, after WWII, in a plant that once produced B29 Bombers. In it’s original antiquity condition, with original shop & parts manuals, she’s beautifully detailed and ready for auction in Sin City. Spent her entire life in Arizona and New Mexico, never saw a day of rain or rust. Only $19,995. To test drive, by appointment only, Contact Tony at 570-899-2121 or penntech84th@ gmail.com

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. REDUCED TO $6,500. 570-579-3517 570-455-6589

FORD SALEEN ‘04 281 SC Coupe

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

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

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

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

MERCEDES 1975 Good interior & exterior. Runs great! New tires. Many new parts. Moving, Must Sell. $2,300 or best offer 570-693-3263 Ask for Paul

MERCEDES-BENZ `73 450SL with Convertible

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

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT

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

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

OLDSMOBILE ‘53 98 SEDAN 72K original miles.

Rocket V8 motor. Hydromatic transmission. Mechanically sound. Antique tags. Excellent Driver. Must see to appreciate! Asking $7,200 Or best offer. (570) 855-3040

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DAELIM 2006

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

HARLEY 2011 HERITAGE SOFTTAIL

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

HARLEY ‘73 Sportser 1000cc

"Bobber" Must see! 3,000 obo. Call (570) 510-7231 for pics!

HARLEY DAVIDSON `03

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

HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘03 Dyna Wide Glide

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

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HARLEY DAVIDSON ‘80 Soft riding FLH.

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

KAWASAKI ‘05 NINJA 500R. 3300

miles. Orange. Garage kept. His & hers helmets. Must sell. $2400 570-760-3599 570-825-3711

‘96 HONDA American Classic

HYOSUNG157`04 COMET 250. Miles.

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

CHEROKEE ‘10

Travel trailer. 39 ft., 4 slide outs, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath rooms, microwave, awning, tinted windows, Brand new. Have no pets or smokers. Much more!!!!! $33,000 (cell) 682-888-2880

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC NOW BACK IN PA.

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

SUNLINE SOLARIS `91

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

TRAVEL TRAILER 33 ft Rear queen master

bedroom, Walk thru bathroom. Center kitchen + dinette bed. Front extra large living room + sofa bed. Big View windows. Air, awning, sleeps 6, very clean, will deliver. Located in Benton, Pa. $4,900. 215-694-7497

448 Tractor Trailers

VOLVO ‘88 BIG TRUCK

sleeper cab. Runs good. $14,000 570-239-5189

451

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BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

AWD, Fully loaded, 1 owner, 22,000 miles. Small 6 cylinder. New inspection. Like new, inside & out. $13,000. (570) 540-0975

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CADILLAC `07 ESCALADE ESV Black with extended

Motorcycles

Edition. 1100 cc. 1 owner, under 20,000 miles. Yellow and white, extra chrome, VNH exhaust, bags, lights, MC jack, battery tender, helmets. Asking $3500 570-288-7618

442 RVs & Campers

Kawasaki` 93 ZX11D NINJA LIKE NEW 8900 Original

miles. Original owner. V@H Exhaust and Computer. New tires. $3,800. 570-574-3584

cab. Fully loaded. Low miles. Extra set of tires & rims. Leather interior. $32,000. (570) 357-1383

FORD ‘02 EXPLORER

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

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVROLET `07 EQUINOX AWD LT Maroon with gray

interior. Remote start, cruise, AC, tilt wheel, power windows & locks, AM/FM/CD. New inspection. New tires, brakes and routers. Well maintained car. Will provide CarFax & maintenance records. $9,500 (570) 332-6728

DODGE `00 CARGO VAN 1500

88,500 miles. V6. Automatic. Good Condition. $2,300 (570) 793-6955

FORD `04 EXPLORER

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

GMC `05 SAVANA

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

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 1,900 Miles. Brand New. Asking $37,000 (570) 328-0850

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JEEP `03 LIBERTY

SPORT. Rare. 5 speed. 23 MPG. 102K highway miles. Silver with black interior. Immaculate condition, inside and out. Garage kept. No rust, maintenance records included. 4wd, all power. $6,900 or best offer, trades will be considered. Call 570-575-0518

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58K miles. 4 cylinder, 6 speed manual. Great condition. All power. A/C. Cruise. $10,500. Call 570-333-4379 after 6:30 pm

412 Autos for Sale

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

288-8995

matic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, CD player, keyless entry, rear defroster, new 2.7 engine.timing set, water pump, oil pump, $2,999. (570) 604-5277

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

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

503

460 AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE DIRECTORY 468

Triple black, economical 6 cylinder. 4x4 select drive. CD, remote door opener, power windows & locks, cruise, tilt wheel. 108k highway miles. Garage kept. Super clean inside and out. No rust. Sale price $6,495. Scranton. Trade in’s accepted. 570-466-2771

JEEP `04 CHEROKEE 135,000 miles, auto-

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

4x4. garage kept. Showroom condition, fully loaded, every option 34,000 miles. GREAT DEAL $14,500 (570)825-5847

MITSUBISHI `11

OUTLANDER SPORT SE AWD, Black interi-

or/exterior, start/ stop engine with keyless entry, heated seats, 18” alloy wheels, many extra features. Only 4,800 miles. 10 year, 100,000 mile warranty. $23,500. Willing to negotiate. Serious inquires only - must sell, going to law school. (570) 793-6844

NISSAN `10 ROGUE SL AWD. Gray. Sunroof. Bose stereo system. Black, heated leather seats. Sunroof 6,800 miles. $24,000 (570) 696-2777

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Auto Services

$ WANTED JUNK $ VEHICLES LISPI TOWING We pick up 822-0995 WANTED

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VOLVO `08 XC90

Fully loaded, moon roof, leather, heated seats, electric locks, excellent condition. New tires, new brakes and rotors. 52,000 miles highway $26,500/ best offer. 570-779-4325 570-417-2010 till 5

accounting firm from January 15 to April 15. Minimum 20 hours/week. Compensation commensurate with experience. Please send resume to Times Leader Box 2845 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

LEASING CONSULTANT/ RESIDENT COORDINATOR

Local apartment community is looking for a friendly and energetic person to join our team. Applicants must be dependable, well organized & capable of working independently. The right candidate must be creative, have previous sales experience, computer experience and exceptional customer service/people skills. Position may require working occasional evenings & weekends. Great salary and vacation offered. Bilingual a plus. Please send resume to: Property Manager 9 Beverly Drive, Edwardsville, PA 18704. EOE

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CARPENTERS NEEDED Call 570-654-5775

SUZUKI `03 XL-7

85K. 4x4. Auto. Nice, clean interior. Runs good. New battery & brakes. All power. CD. $6,800 570-762-8034 570-696-5444

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Accounting/ Finance

BUSINESS OFFICE CLERK Needed part time.

Fortis Institute in Forty Fort is looking for a part-time business office person to work with accounts payable and receivables. Accounting background a plus. Must be detail-oriented. Primarily daytime hours & Saturdays. Fax resume to Human Resources at 570-287-7936 or mail to 166 Slocum Street, Forty Fort, PA 18704.

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Childcare

TAX PREPARER Part time for small

506 Administrative/ Clerical

matic, four wheel drive, $6,500. (570) 237-6979

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

Auto Parts

Accounting/ Finance

Business/ Strategic Management

EXECUTIVE OFFICER

A local non-profit Association seeks candidate with building industry and office management experience. Must be proficient with Quickbooks, MS Office and Publisher. Will plan events and serve the Board of Directors. Full time salary position. Call Harvis HR Services with questions 542-5330 or forward resume to apply: BIANEPA.JOBS@ GMAIL.COM Please, no calls to BIA office.

DAY CARE AIDE

Part time. 12:30pm - 5:30pm $7.50/hour. Call 570-823-7907

518 Customer Support/Client Care

TELEPHONE OPERATORS

Action #1 Answering Service is seeking Part Time/Full Time Telephone Operators. Shifts available include dayshift with start time of 6:30AM and evening shift with 3pm start time and may include split shifts. All positions include weekend and holiday availability. Typing is required for all positions. Job training will be provided. No phone calls please. Apply in person from 10AM-6PM at Action Telephone; Rear 58 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top.

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN NEEDED

Motivated, ASE preferred. Experienced or recent grads preferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Rymer Automotive Specialists Call 570-970-8840

PLUMBERS, PIPEFITTERS & HVAC TECHNICIANS

Local mechanical contractor seeking experienced plumbers, pipefitters & HVAC technicians for immediate openings. Wage based on experience. We have a comprehensive benefits package. References required. EOE. Please send your resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2850 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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COOKS

Full & Part Time

DIETARY AIDES

Full & Part Time Apply in person to: Mountain Top Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, 185 S. Mountain Blvd., Mountain Top, PA. 18707 (570) 474-6377 KITCHEN HELP NEEDED

SALAD PREP COOK & DISHWASHER BOBBY O’S DUPONT 570-654-2200

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AUTOMOTIVE MANAGERS/MECHANICS

Mavis Discount Tire/ Cole Muffler is currently in search of high quality, experienced Tire Store Managers and Mechanics. Qualified applicants should be proficient in tire sales, undercar repairs and exhaust. PA emissions license a plus. Experienced candidates please call 914-804-4444 or e-mail resume to cdillon@ mavistire.com

TOW TRUCK DRIVERS

PART & FULL TIME Wilkes-Barre & Mountain Top area. 570-760-6218

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Janitorial/ Cleaning

EXPERIENCED CLEANER WANTED Must know how to

strip & wax floors. Evenings. 5 hours. Mountain Top Call 570-379-3898 Please leave message

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TRANSPORTATION MANAGER:

USAgain Textile Recycling Looking for a Transportation Manager to handle the daily field operation. Responsibilities: Handle route drivers, route efficiency, route accuracy, hire drivers, train drivers and do routes when needed. Base salary $50K + benefits. Email resume to: p.jorgensen@ usagain.com.

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Do you have a special place in your heart for young people? FCCY is a foster care agency looking for giving families. Reimbursement, training and support provided. Interested? Call 1-800-747-3807. EOE

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Village at Greenbriar Assisted Living

BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

PERSONAL CARE AIDES - PART TIME

NOBODY Pays More

All Shifts APPLY WITHIN: 4252 Memorial Highway Dallas, PA 18612

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$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN, DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!

570-760-2035

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

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PARTS DRIVER

Wyoming Valley Motors is looking for a part-time driver for our Wholesale Parts Department. A valid PA driver’s license and clear driving record required. Applicant must be able to pass a drug test. To apply, please contact Dan Yurko by phone or in person at: WYOMING VALLEY MOTORS 126 Narrows Road Larksville, PA 18651 570-288-7411

SCHOOL VAN DRIVERS

Must have clean criminal history and be able to pass a physical exam. 3, 4 or 5 hours per day. Please call Rick for appointment. 852-1457 RELIABLE TRANSPORTATION

Auto Parts

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Compassionate Care Hospice

960 North Main Avenue Scranton, PA 18508 570-346-2241 866-744-9660 Toll Free 570-346-2247 Fax Compassionate Care Hospice is proud to serve the following counties! Columbia Lackawanna Luzerne Susquehanna Wayne Wyoming Compassionate Care Hospice is a community based organization committed to providing the highest quality of end of life care to patients, their families and close friends throughout nineteen states. The Compassionate Care team strongly embraces the philosophy that end of life care is so much more than just treating the symptoms of a disease. Treating the spirit and soul are equally important in allowing a terminally ill patient to die in peace and allow those left behind to be supported through their grief.

New office soon to open in Hazleton!! Production/ Operations

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Inserter/Packager Immediate Need The Times Leader has immediate openings for Day & Night Shifts, part time Inserter/Packager for our Packaging Department.

MATERIAL HANDLER

Employees must be able to work flexible hours, be able to lift at least 25 lbs. and have own vehicle. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to: The Times Leader Human Resources Department 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 hiring@timesleader.com No Telephone Calls Please!

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Business Opportunities

• Day shift • Night shift

$9.50/hr to to start. ($.50/hr Diff/nights) General laboring assisting production line with material handling and supplies. Must have experience driving forklift and ability to multi task and work in fast paced environment. 60-90 day evaluation with $ increase $ based on YOUR performance, attendance etc. Benefit Package: includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Vacation, Holiday pay PLUS Full-time 12 hour shifts on alternating 3 & 4 day work weeks. Every other weekend a must. Previous manufacturing experience preferred. Some heavy lifting. Accepting applications at AEP INDUSTRIES, INC. 20 Elmwood Ave Crestwood Industrial Park Mountaintop, PA 18707 EOE We are a drug free workplace.

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Training/ Instruction

Experience preferred, but will train the right candidate. This position reports directly to the Packaging Supervisor. Duties include but are not limited to: • Opening of insert skids • Feeding of circulars into assigned hoppers • Stackdown of ROP • Clean up of Packaging Department at the end of assigned shift

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Production/ Operations

MANUFACTURING

Where Care and Compassion Come Together We are hiring for all positions in Hazleton and CNA, RN’s and LPN’s for all other areas.

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PERSONAL TRAINER & GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS

Must have certification. Send resume to info@odyssey fitnesscenter.com

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Antiques & Collectibles

BASEBALL CARDS, 2011 complete set, $25 570-824-8810

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Antiques & Collectibles

COINS. Walking Liberty halves, 1936D, 1938P,1939P,1939S, 1947P $100. 570-287-4135 DALE EARNHARDT items, $45.DOLLS. (3) Porcelain. Heritage collectibles. Still in original package. $20 for all. 570-235-5216 DOLLS: Porcelain, 12” in original boxes $10. each. 570-654-6283 SLED: very old double runner $15. Excellent condition. 570-655-9472

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SLOT MACHINE, Red Meteor with tokens, $100. 570-239-4864 TRAINS, (3) Lionel, Brand New, Harry Potter, Polar Express & American Flier, $200/each. 570-239-4864

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Appliances

MICROWAVE, white Kenmore countertop 1.2 cu ft, 1200 wt. $40. 570-855-9221

Distribution Clerks Wilkes-Barre

Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl? Adecco has Various Shifts with Pay Rates up to $9.75/hour TEMP TO HIRE

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSIDERATION: PROFESSIONAL RESUME with Solid Work History Submit to a Background and Drug Screen HS Diploma/GED Stand on Feet All Day Basic Computer Skills Apply Today At www.adeccousa.com Or Call 570.451.3726

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548 Medical/Health

Career Opportunities at Berwick Hospital Center ICU DIRECTOR

Seeking an experienced, self-motivated, dynamic individual to manage our 10 bed Intensive Care Unit. Qualifications include a PA RN license, a minimum of three years of supervisor/management experience and a BSN. A master’s degree is preferred but not required. ACLS & PALS certifications, strong leadership skills and a commitment to customer service excellence required.

PHARMACY DIRECTOR

We are currently seeking a Director to oversee our well established Pharmacy Department in a 100 bed acute care setting. Candidate should possess a minimum of 3 to 5 years managerial experience. Must have PA Pharmacist License. Knowledge of PA DOH and JCAHO standards.

We offer an excellent salary and benefit package.

Please apply on-line at www.berwick-hospital.com or send resume to:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

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Human Resources Department 701 E. 16th Street • Berwick, PA 18603 e-mail: carol_a_martinez@chs.net fax: 570-759-5035 EOE

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Appliances

Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE LOTS FOR SALE

DISHWASHER GE, white, built

in, short body, stainless steel interior. Excellent condition. Paid $496. asking $225. 570-457-7964 WASHER G.E. & G.E. DRYER, Frigidaire refrigerator $75. each. Moving must sell. 570-655-3512

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Baby Items

BABY SWING, Rainforest by FP with music, lights, mobile., hardly used, $40. Portable pack & play by Evenflo, removable bassinet, light blue $40. 855-9221 BOTTLE HOLDERS: Two (2) Leechco “Keep-it-up” bottle holders. Great for multiples or just busy moms! $8/each. 2/$14. 570-592-3159 CHANGING TABLE, NURSERY 2 shelves, DRESSER, with 3 drawers, cherry finish, brand new still in box. $100 each, $175 for both. 570-405-4366 CRIB F.P. 3 In 1 travel tender crib $20. 570-654-4113 CRIB, metal tube style, baby colors & white, with matching changing table. $25. 570-301-2694 DOUBLE STROLLER: Graco Duoglider. 7 mos. old, slight wear underneath carriage. Part of Graco easy travel system. Will include pink mommy hook with purchase. $80 or best offer. 570-592-3159

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

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Christmas Trees

CHRISTMAS TREE 7.5’ lighted & stand. Good Condition $50. 570-851-2999 CHRISTMAS TREE, 7.5 foot, pre-lit, 400 clear lights. Paid $135. Selling for $25. 570-288-3784

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Clothing

CLOTHING size 18/XL misses pants, Lee & Eddie Bauer, (24 pairs) $10-$12 each. Lee jeans (5 pairs) $12 each, 1 Raincoat $10, Woolrich coats (3) $25 each. JM Collection tops (10) $10 each. Eddie Bauer sweaters (2) $10 each, Worthington ankle pants (4) $15 each . Winter/Spring items. New or in excellent condition. 570-474-6069

COAT

KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 FUR COAT beige, leopard Faux fur, 3/4 length, mediumlarge, reversible. $30. 570-824-0248 JACKET ladies leather jacket with fox tail fur hood $100. 570-735-5087 LOAFERS 2 pair 9 1/2 1 brown, 1 black, new in box $10 each. 654-6283

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SUITS 2 men’s black, size 38 regular. worn once. Paid $100 sell for $35. each. 570-735-0812

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Building Materials

PATIO DOOR. Sliding. Includes screen and storm door. Complete with frame and hardware. Very good condition. Both units. $300 570-868-6505

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Exercise Equipment

POWER RIDER exercise equipment, new condition $50. 570-675-0920 PROFORM 825 elliptical trainer, good condition $95. call Mark 570-762-4914

SINK, bathroom includes new faucet 18”x24” $15. 570-696-1030

TREADMILL. Pro Form J41 Power incline. Excellent condition. $250 570-474-2224

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Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

Furnaces & Heaters

ELECTRIC FIREPLACE STOVE. 7501500 watts with adjustable thermostat flame intensity control, remote, new cost $199.95 selling for 100. 570-824-7015 FIREPLACE 51x51 cherry electric 1350 watt heater with fan & remote. $300. 570-288-2700

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Furnaces & Heaters

HEATER: Vent free propane gas 30k BTU blue flame wall heater, New with blower and thermostat. Manual and mounting bracket included. $150.00 New in box vent free with thermostat & blower. Floor or wall mount. Propane and natural gas. 20k $180. 30k BTU $210. With warranty. Call after 6 pm or leave message 570-675-0005

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Furniture & Accessories

BED, twin with headboard, footboard, frame, light wood $85. Wooden computer desk, natural wood $25. 570-735-0812 BEDROOM SET 4 piece complete, queen, modern, like new, headboard, footboard, frame, dresser with mirror, tall chest of drawers & nightstand $500. COMPUTER DESK & CHAIR $25. FULL BED COMPLETE, wood, Broyhill $200. TV STAND $20. 570-332-4400 CHERRY CABINET, beautiful for family room or bedroom, doors slide in, storage underneath with doors $200. 570-262-8282 or 570-735-8558 COFFEE TABLE drop leaf, cherrywood, $75. 570-472-1646

DINING ROOM SET 7 piece Bernhardt antique, mahogany table, 4 chairs, buffet, china closet, very good condition $700. 570-690-1184 END TABLE $20. 570-654-4113 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 56wx71h, glass doors, 2 lights, $250. 570-735-5482 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, oak, 46” h, 40”w. Will hold up to 26” TV, has drawers & shelves, excellent condition. $50. 570-696-1703 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER, SOFA BED ROLL OUT, LOVE SEAT. MOVING FREE. 570-8140843 or 696-3090 ESTATE SALE LEFT OVER ITEMS Living room, formal dining room, miscellaneous, etc. 570-690-0221 (C)

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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HOPE CHEST: Light oak excellent condition $75. 570-696-5204 KITCHEN SET green, 4 swivel captain chairs, green wrought iron legs + extension $75. Handmade apron & doilies $4.331-3220 LAMPS (2) parlor stand up, grey metal & black. $25 each. 570-740-1246 PARLOR SUIT, 3 piece very good condition $550. Pink rug 8’ x 10’ $200. Blue rug 12’ 6” x 10’ 3” - $250 570-693-1160 RECLINER lane includes arm covers. FREE. 696-1030 SLEEPER/SOFA country blue no rips or tears, free delivery FREE. 639-3149 SOFA hide a bed with 2 recliners. Nice. $250. 570-690-2323

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Jewelry

HEART & CROSS pendants on necklaces asking only $3 Have rings for $1 & bracelets for $2. 570-332-7933

RING DIAMOND

1.5 carat, G-color, VS1. Paid $6,000, asking $3,500. Call Stan 570-702-5967

752 Landscaping & Gardening LAWNMOWER 20” Yardman 4 hp side discharge, just serviced & ready for spring. Very light & easy to push. Runs like new $50. OBO. 570-283-9452 SOLID PAVER BRICKS for side walks, red with variations. Approximate 936 available. $0.30 each. Call 696-1267.

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HOSPITAL BED Electric Like new. FREE TO SOMEONE IN NEED 570-823-4936 leave message PERFIT INCONTINENCEUNDERWEAR Size X-L 14 per Pkg $5 each (570)288-9940

758 Miscellaneous

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

570-574-1275 AMP dual 300 watt 2 channel amp $20. 12” sub box $10. 570-299-7508 AUTO & TRUCK MANUALS from 1960 to 1980. Very good condition, Asking $10. OBO. 570-823-6829 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10 truck bedliner, standard 6’ cab $25. Battery charger 6/12 volt, 2/6 amp, new $30. Chevy small block headers with gaskets $20 each. Gong Show movie DVD $10. Large frameless mirror 36”X42” $50. 570-740-1246 BOOKS. Time-Life Library. 26 volumes of artists. $125. 570-829-2715 CAR RAMPS 2, metal, yellow. $15. for both. 655-2154 CEMETERY LOG for Christmas $8. 570-735-5529

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Looking for a fresh start in 2012 with your sales career? One of the premier Telecommunications and IT services providers is seeking an experienced and motivated business to business sales person to tend to existing accounts and cultivate new business opportunities in this growing market. Send your confidential resume today to itsalespros@gmail.com for consideration. E.O.E.

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CANES & WALKING STICKS over 30 available. $4- $5 each. CHRISTMAS ITEMS & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS over 200 available, includes Christmas lights, trees, ornaments, flowers, vases, lamps, baskets, nic nacs also 4 piece luggage. Samsonite belt massager. All for $65 570-735-2081.

CHIPPER/shredder Craftsman 6.5hp $250. Snapper snow blower 17” cut, gas powered. runs good $175. Honda selfpropelled lawn mower needs spark plug wire otherwise $75. Schwinn 27” road bike 12 speed $75. Lund moonvisor 9401 Dodge fullsize pickup $100 Tailgate 94-04 Chevy S-10 pickup mint condition $75 570-655-3197.

CHRISTMAS FIGURES moveable, animated from the 9-0’s, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa writing letters. 435. each. Dog arthritis bed, medium size, never used, paid $69. sell $30. Boyd Bears & Other plush 10 large @ $10. each; 10 small @ $8. each. country home decorating items, 5 large pictures, victorian, country $7. each. country wall hangings 10 @ $5. 570-735-0812

HELMET bell motorcycle helmet with visor $55., 25 Barbie dolls, unopened, $100. for all. 570-650-3450

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NATIVITY SET, ceramic, $50 570-824-8810

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INSURANCE SALES We are a top-rated State Farm agency, located in Dallas, PA. We are looking for individuals to help us develop our expanding sales force. If you are highly motivated, results-driven, and have a positive attitude, we want you! Successful candidates will be goal-oriented self-starters who can demonstrate an above average talent for setting and achieving aggressive goals. You must have a positive attitude and the ability to work independently, with strong sales background. Requirements: • Excellent organizational skills • Attention to detail • Strong communication skills • Customer service skills and experience

• Ability to work well within a team • Computer skills • Active PC/Life/Health Insurance license or willing to acquire license

Please mail or fax resume to Lisa Zavada-Rizzo State Farm Insurance Co. 156 Tunkhannock Highway Dallas, Pa 18612-1220 Fax: 570-674-7054

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Logistics/ Transportation

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Logistics/ Transportation

MAXUM PETROLEUM A nationwide distributor of fuel and lubricants is seeking dedicated long-term employment combined with dedication to safety, customers and the environment for our Williamsport, PA location. Competitive Wages and Benefits. We are a growing company looking to expand operations in the Eastern region of the United States and offer challenging positions which will assist us in our achieving our strategic initiatives. We offer a full benefit package available the first of the month following 30 days of employment including 401K company match. Paid holidays, sick days and vacation days are provided as well. EOE

DRIVER – CDL Class A or B

Seeking Transport (Class A) and Tankwagon (Class A or B) Drivers. Not an over the road trucking company. We offer DOT roadside and annual achievable safety bonus programs based on your safety performance Requirement: Class A or B Commercial Drivers License, HAZMAT & Tanker endorsements, Two years verifiable experience and clean driving record, Positive Attitude/Willing to Work

HEAVY DUTY DIESEL MECHANIC

Requirements: Must have own tools, At least five years experience, Local travel required - local garage facility in Williamsport, PA, Must be able to work independently, Flexible scheduling a must. Physical Requirements: Able to push, pull, and lift in excess of 75 pounds, Must be able to stand for long periods of time and work outdoors and within the shop during all weather types associated with location of facility.

Apply on line at http://www.maxumpetroleum.com/careers.aspx


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CHRISTMAS lights, small bear 12 sets $20. Christmas tree 7’ pine in sections with stand $50. Christmas green platform 4’x8’ with train tracks $75. 570-826-1460

FREE AD POLICY

TIRES: 2 Kelley Springfield studded steel belted radials. P225/75 P15. Retreads. $10. each 570-779-3367

CRUTCHES $10. Religious beautiful stone with mother Mary & baby Jesus $15. Spongebob kids stool set $10. Longaberger basket $10. 570-472-1646 CUCKOO CLOCK German with colorful birds $50. SHOP VAC wet/dry 16 gallon 4 peak HP, quiet, attachments, bags, filters included $35. 696-1030 DESK: wood computer desk , pull out keyboard tray, lower shelf to hold tower off the floor, also includes slotted CD holders, adl shelves, bottom shelf can be adjusted, has rollers for easy moving (31 1/2”w x 19 1/2”d x 55 1/2 “h) $40.. HP FAX-900 stand one plain paper inkjet facsimile has both telephone/facsimile switching, telephone answering machine $20. Bedding, quilts, bedspreads,etc $10.$30. Hearing impaired phone (MiracleEar) $25 14” Rca TV $20. 14 w X 13” h X 14” D 570-650-8710 DISHES Corningware; pattern - Just White; square dinner plates, dessert plates, cereal bowls and mugs. Service for eight. $15. 570-333-4325 DISHES service for 8 + serving pieces. White with delicate pink rose pattern. $35. 570-654-3755 lorrainehastie@ verizon.net LUGGAGE SET, Jaguar 5 piece, good condition, $50. MATT CUTTER, Logan Compact, cuts straight & beveled, barely used, $40. 570-301-2694 PERFIT incontinence underwear Size X-L 14 per package $5 each. Adult incontin underwear XL size 14 per package $5. each. 570-288-9940

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

The Times Leader will accept ads for used private party merchandise only for items totaling $1,000 or less. All items must be priced and state how many of each item. Your name address, email and phone number must be included. No ads for ticket sales accepted. Pet ads accepted if FREE ad must state FREE. One Submission per month per household. You may place your ad online at timesleader.com, or email to classifieds@ timesleader.com or fax to 570-831-7312 or mail to Classified Free Ads: 15 N. Main Street, WilkesBarre, PA. Sorry no phone calls. PUNCH BOWL, Victorian with 6 matching cups, fancy glass, $25. SANTA SLEIGHS, 2, wooden, 12” long, $5 each. ROCKING LEG REST, wooden, new, $5. 570-675-0920 RAIN LAMP needs motor $5. 9 single electric candles $5. for all. Small manger scene $5. 570-675-0920 SLIDE PROJECTOR, carousel, zoom lens, bulk slider loader accessory, screen, a steal at $60. 570-696-1267 SMOKER. “Smoke Hollow” wood. #4 electric. $425 570-474-2224 SNOW BLADE: 54” John Deere 300 series, used in good condition, 2 cast dual notch wheel weights for 12” wheel, 1 set of like new JD chains 23x10.05x12 $450. for all. 477-2087 SNOW TIRES (4) 185/65/r15 with studs excellent condition $280. 570-696-1450 TIRES- 4 new Firestone Winterforce, P205/75R15. Never mounted. Bought incorrect size online. $275. 570-344-6611

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

570-735-1487 WE PAY THE MOST IN CASH

BUYING 11am to 11pm

WHEEL Nissan titan 17” Alloy OEM $75 obo. 570-574-1405 WREATH large 32” Christmas wreath has 200 colored lights $25. 16 piece new santa dinnerware set, dishwasher & microwave save still in box, set includes 4 dinner plates , 4 soup bowls, 4 salad plates, 4 mugs $10. Portable kerosene fired heater operates for 27 to 37 hours on 1.92 gallons of kerosene $60. Jacobsen homelite 320 gas snow blower runs well, manual $100. Graco baby swing, 4 position reclining seat, wide one-hand operation play tray for baby’s toys $25. 570-288-8689

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Musical Instruments

DRUM SET Sonor Force 1003 5 piece bass drum & pedal, 2 Tom Toms with double tom holder, snare, floor tom, all stands, drummer seat also includes zildjian high hat, crash & ride cymbals, all high end stands, have hardware, muffle pads & some cymbal cases, silver. $375. obo. 570-479-2322 DRUM SET WJM Percussion 5-piece complete with cymbals & throne, metallic blue, slightly used. $200. Radio Shack MD-1121 Synthesizer/Piano with stand, like new, $100. firm 574-4781 DRUMS Mapex QR 5 piece, blue sparkle, chrome snare, tom mounts, mint condition. $350 570-344-6611 ORGAN Hammond console, dual keyboard, bass peddles, percussion settings, & many other features. Standard enclosed speaker and real Leslie spinning drum mechanical speaker $350. 283-9452 PIANO Baldwin matching bench walnut, like new $800.570-474-6362 PIANO Shaw upright, needs a little TLC. $100. 570-954-2712

Pools & Spas

HOT TUB

6 person Jacuzzi brand hot tub with lounger. $2,700 (570) 466-3087

776 Sporting Goods BIKE Schwinn touring, vintage $100. 570-262-8282 or 570-735-8559 BINOCULARS. Lafayette, zoom, field, 5.5 degrees. Case. Rough shape but usable. $20 for both. 235-5216 EVERLAST HEAVY BAG with chain $40. 570-954-2712 FREE portable basketball pole and rim good shape. Come and get it. 570-313-9185 GOLF BAG, Precise professional, black/ navy standup bag, putter tube, ball holder, 6 pockets in excellent condition. $20. 570-696-1267. GOLF CLUBS Ben Hogan BH-5 offset iron set 3-pw graphite shafts $75 Callaway X-20 iron set 4-pw steel shafts $125. 570-498-4556 HUNTING BOW: Hoyt XT2000. 5lbs or lighter. 95% draw back. $300. Call 570-288-7786 YAKIMA BIKE RACK holds 4 bikes fits class 3 hitch $40. 570-655-9472

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Stereos/ Accessories

SPEAKERS Bose floor speakers $75. Sony 5 disc CD changer $35. Sony receiver/tuner $35. Audiovox under counter DVD/TV $15 570-574-5193 STEREO SYSTEM Excellent condition. $50. 570-472-1646 SUNWOOFER: new Audiobann competition sunwoofer 12” with enclosure 2200 watts. $250. 570-574-1405

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Televisions/ Accessories

TELEVISION: GE. 28” works good, needs remote $80. 570-740-1246 TV 51” Toshiba big screen projection tv. good condition $100. 570-654-7451 TV 52” Toshiba big screen, projection, good picture 8 years old $100. 570-654-7451 TV Graig 15 x 9” flat screen color less then year old great for a kitchen or will make a great gift $80. 570-406-4523 TV Panasonic 56” DLP, new lamp. $400.570-735-1203

780

Televisions/ Accessories

TV Phillips 32” HD wide screen, flat front, tube $50. 570-696-0187

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Tickets

JERSEY BOYS

Wed. March 14th $175. Orch. seats 570-655-4247

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VITO’S & GINO’S Wanted: Junk Cars & Trucks Highest Prices Paid!! FREE PICKUP

RETROFIT LASER guide for most 10” miter saws, works great! $10. call 570-696-1267 SAWS: antique crosscut saws: 7’ 2 man $20. 6’ ice saw $25. 5 1/2’ 1 man $15. Simplicity snowthrower 36’’ 10 hp 5 speed forward, 2 speed reverse, electric start, $650. 570-655-9472 TOOLS. saws, and various others. Moving must sell. $140 for all 570-235-5216

786 Toys & Games AFUIT FRIENDS new in box, Sage $55. Willa $68. Logan $75 and Serafina $80. 570-899-3372

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL, accessories, clothes, & furniture $325.570-675-7599 BARBIE DOLLS Older & newer in boxes, new $7. to $25. 570-654-4113 CHRISTMAS DOLL on 3 wheel bicycle, blonde hair, blue eyes, 18” H $25. 570-696-1927

Stereo/TV/ Electronics

STEREO: 240 Watt JVC Stereo. 3 Disc changer. Excellent condition. $80 or best offer. 570-592-3159

Video Equipment

DVD PLAYERS Samsung, $40. for both. 570-472-1646

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BACK MOUNTAIN Centermorland BOSTON TERRIER

Male 3 years old. Papers. Not neutered. $350.

BOSTON TERRIER PUG Female. 1.5 years old. Not spade. $225.

* PUPPIES *

Boston Terrier, Pug

Born 8/11/11. 1 male, $250. 1 male Blue eyes (rare), $350. 1 female, $350 Ready to Go! Call 570-825-5659 or 570-793-3905

288-8995

CHRISTMAS SHI-TZUS! 800 PETS & ANIMALS 810

Cats

KITTEN needs good home, orange tiger striped sweet, friendly, young, wags tail like a dog, pleasant, independent. 570 851-0436

To place your ad Call Toll Free 1-800-427-8649 KITTENS 4 free litter trained. 570-836-1090 KITTENS, FREE, 7 weeks old, litter trained. 570-417-1506

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Dogs

AIR HOCKEY TABLE Starcraft turbo like new $80. obo 570-287-2433

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Dogs

529 SR 292 E For sale by owner Move-in ready. Well maintained. 3 - 4 bedrooms. 1 ¾ bath. Appliances included. 2.87 acres with mountain view. For more info & photos go to: ForSaleByOwner.com Search featured homes in Tunkhannock. $275,000. For appointment, call: 570-333-4024

Tools

LADDER, Aluminum extension folds,to step, scaffold etc, new. $75. 570-675-6513

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Video Game Systems/Games

ROCK BAND 2 includes 2 guitar drum set and mic does not include game $40. 570-574-1405

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.

Adorable puppies! Will be ready for Christmas! $550 570-401-3004

PITBULL/LAB MIX PUPS

7 weeks old. 4 black, $50 each. 2 yellow, 1 white, $100 each. Call 570-836-1090

DURYEA

Blueberry Hill. 3 bedroom ranch. Large lot with pool. $339,500 No Realtors For more details call 570-406-1128

DURYEA

ROTTWEILER

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

SHITZU & SHITZU-YORKIE MIX

FREE TO GOOD HOME Brother & Sister Black & white female, purebred. Tan male mix, 1 year old, no papers, both house broken, all shots up to date, spayed & neutered. Gentle dispositions, playful, great with children. Prefer they go together, but will accept single adoption. Crates included. 570-885-0532

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.

NOT IN FLOOD ZONE 319 Bennett Street For Sale by Owner Two story, 2-unit home. Live in one unit rent the other to pay mortgage or great investment property. Small fenced-in yard and detached garage.

$65,000 Negotiable Call Tara 570-430-1962

EXETER

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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PIANO- FREE small console, good for practice. 570-477-3170

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SWOYERSVILLE

Apartments/ Unfurnished

KINGSTON 595 MARKET ST

BRAND NEW

FALLS/MILL CITY

10 acres with gas lease. Out of flood zone. 3 bedrooms. 2 baths. Living room. Dining room. Family room. Kitchen. $130,000. 570-333-1456 Leave a Message KINGSTON

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

46 Zerby Ave Lease with option to buy, completely remodeled, mint, turn key condition, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, large closets, with hardwoods, carpet & tile floors, new kitchen and baths, gas heat, shed, large yard. $134,900 (30 year loan @ 4.5% with 5% down; $6,750 down, $684/month) 100% OWNER FINANCING AVAILABLE Call Bob at 570-654-1490

MOUNTAINTOP New Listing

For Sale By Owner 2+ acre lot. 4 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, 2 story home. Hardwood floors. New roof. Large detached garage. Crestwood area school district. $69,000. Needs some TLC. Call 570-868-8223

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KEYSTONE SECTION 9 Ridgewood Road

TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

bedrooms, huge modern kitchen, big TV room and living room, 1 bath, attic for storage, washer, dryer & 2 air conditioners included. New Roof & Furnace Furnished or unfurnished. Low Taxes! Reduced $115,900

570-885-1512

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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938

PITTSTON TWP.

Attractive weekly & monthly rates for single & double rooms and suites. Water, heat, cable & maid service included. AMERICA’S BEST VALUE INN Call 570-655-1234

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PLAINS

1 bedroom, refrigerator, stove and washer provided, no pets, $375./per month, Call (570) 239-6586

PLAINS

Furnished 1 bedroom, luxury apartment. EVERYTHING INCLUDED. Heat, hot water, A/C, electric, phone, cable. Private, no smoking, no pets. 570-954-0869

941 438 Tripp St

OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

915 Manufactured Homes

ASHLEY PARK Laurel Run & San

Souci Parks, Like new, several to choose from, Financing &Warranty, MobileOneSales.net Call (570)250-2890

Apartments/ Furnished

2 bedroom apartment. $650 + utilities. No pets / No smoking. Off street parking, air, new appliances & microwave, laundry. Security, references & Background check required. 570-288-4508

Apartments/ Unfurnished

ASHLEY TWO APARTMENTS Brand new 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookup, $550 month + utilities 4 bedroom, full basement, washer / dryer hookup, $500 month +. 570-868-6020

DALLAS  Large 3 bedroom

2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517

KINGSTON PECKS COURT

New Construction. 2 bedroom luxury apartment. Appliances, heat, sewer & garbage included. $800/month. Call 570-441-4101

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NANTICOKE 2 bedroom, 1st

floor. Large eat in kitchen, fridge, electric stove, large living room, w/w carpeting, master bedroom with custom built in furniture. Ample closet space. Front/back porches, off street parking, laundry room available. No dogs, smoking, water, sewer, garbage paid. $525/mo + gas, electric, security, lease, credit, background check. (570) 696-3596

NANTICOKE 347 Hanover St.

Large 1 bedroom, 1st floor, wall to wall carpet, eat-in kitchen with appliances, washer & dryer hookup, porch & shared yard. Sewer & garbage included. $395/mo + utilities & security. New energy efficient gas furnace. Pet Friendly. Call 570-814-1356

PITTSTON

EXETER

2 bedroom, modern kitchen and bath, Includes OSP stove, fridge, heat, water, sewer. No Pets. $650. 570-693-1294

KINGSTON

1st floor, 2 bedrooms, private parking, quiet neighborhood, near colleges. $600/month + utilities, 1 month rent & security. AVAILABLE NOW! 570-656-7125

152 Elizabeth Street Spacious 2 bedroom apartment with ample closet space. Off street parking. All utilities and appliances included. No pets. $795 + lease & security. Call 570-510-7325

WEST PITTSTON

203 Delaware Ave. Out of flood zone. 4 rooms, no pets, no smoking, off street parking. Includes heat, water, sewer, fridge, stove, w/d. High security bldg. 1st floor or 2nd floor 570-655-9711

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

WEST PITTSTON

East Packer Avenue 2 bedroom Townhouse with full basement, 1 bath, off street parking. $625/mo + utilities. No Pets. 570-2831800 M-F, 570-3886422 all other times

WILKES-BARRE

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

Call TODAY For AVAILABILITY!! www.mayflower crossing.com Certain Restrictions Apply*

WILKES-BARRE 151 W. River St.

NEAR WILKES 1st floor. 2 bedrooms, carpet. Appliances included. Sewer & trash paid. Tenant pays gas, water & electric. Pet friendly. Security deposit & 1st months rent required. $600. 570-969-9268

WILKES-BARRE

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher, washer/dryer hookup, off-street parking, pets ok with fee, $650/ month, plus security and utilities. Call 570-650-1575

WILKES-BARRE

9 Sycamore St. (off W. Chestnut near General Hospital) Clean 1st floor, 1 bedroom, bath. Appliances with range, fridge, microwave, includes water and sewage. Section 8 welcome. No smoking or pets. Security $475 + utilities. 570-829-1253 570-817-5345 (c)

WILKES-BARRE HEIGHTS

57 Carbon Lane 1 bedroom, 2nd floor. Wall to wall carpet. eat in kitchen with appliances, off street parking, rear porch. $395 + utilities & security. 570-814-1356

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Commercial Properties

950

Half Doubles

Center City WB

FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET! Why pay extra for

WILKES-BARRE For lease, available December 5th. 2 bedrooms, 1 bath room, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, $400/per month, plus utilities, $200/security deposit. Call (570) 688-4925

WILKES-BARRE

“GENERAL HOSPITAL” VICINITY

Super Clean, remodeled compact 3 rooms, laundry, appliances, off street parking 1 car. $470 + utilities. EMPLOYMENT, CREDIT, LEASE REQUIRED. NO PETS/SMOKING. Managed Building!

AMERICA REALTY 288-1422 WILKES-BARRE SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS

1 & 2 bedroom apartments. Starting at $440 and up. References required. Section 8 ok. 570-332-5723

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WILKES-BARRE/NORTH 2B EDROOM AVAILABLE NOW!!

Recently renovated, spacious, wood floors, all kitchen appliances included, parking available. $500 + utilities Call Agnes 347-495-4566

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Commercial Properties

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

950

Half Doubles

ASHLEY

3 bedroom. New carpeting, flooring & painted. Washer/ dryer hook up. $525 + security & utilities. Not approved for Section 8 or CEO Assistance. No pets 570-822-7657

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KINGSTON Sprague Ave.

Charming, Spacious 6 room, 2 bedroom duplex, includes 2nd and 3rd floor. Convenient to Wyoming Ave. Washer/dryer hook-up, basement storage, $550 / month + utilities, security & lease. NO PETS.570-793-6294

MOCANAQUA

3 bedroom, modern kitchen & bath, large yard and deck, off-street parking, water and sewer paid. $600/month, + security & lease. Call 570-542-4411

WEST PITTSTON

4 bedroom, off street parking, yard, garage, totally remodeled. $850/month plus security 570-299-7103

WEST PITTSTON

Rte. 315 1,200 - 2,000 SF Office / Retail Call 570-829-1206

MAINTENANCE FREE! 2 bedroom. Off street parking. No smoking. $600 +utilities, security & last month. 570-885-4206

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DOLPHIN PLAZA

WILKES-BARRE

176 Charles St TOWNHOUSE STYLE, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, Not Section 8 approved. $550/ month + utilities. References & security required. Available now! 570-301-2785

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KINGSTON

3 bedrooms, 1 bath, refrigerator, stove & dishwasher provided, washer/dryer on premises, front and rear porches, full basement and attic. Off-street parking, no pets, totally remodeled. $1,000/ month, plus utilities, security & lease. Call 570-824-7598

LAKE SILKWORTH

2 bedroom, 1.5 bath single home. Lake view with dock & lake rights. Remodeled with hardwood & tile floors. Lake Lehman Schools. No pets No Smoking. $725 + utilities, security & lease. Call 570-696-3289

MOUNTAIN TOP AREA 2 bedroom Ranch.

Off 1-81. Nuangola exit 159. Electric appliances, off street parking. You pay electric. $675 plus deposit. Call (570) 881-5974

MOUNTAIN TOP AREA NEAR LILY LAKE

AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bath, Farm house. Modern kitchen, hardwood floors. $950/month + security & 1 year lease Call 570-379-2258

NANTICOKE

Desirable Lexington Village Nanticoke, PA Many ranch style homes. 2 bedrooms 2 Free Months With A 2 Year Lease $795 + electric

SQUARE FOOT RE MANAGEMENT 866-873-0478

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WILKES-BARRE

2 bedrooms with lots of storage. Hardwood floors. 5 minute walk to General Hospital. $670. + utilities. 570-814-3838


WEST PITTSTON SINGLE HOME FOR RENT 622 Foundry St.

For lease, available immediately, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath room, refrigerator and stove provided, washer/dryer hookup, no pets, Modern single family home in nice neighborhood. Serious inquiries only., $725.00/per month, plus utilities, $725.00/ security deposit. Call 570-239-4102

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Roommate Wanted

HARVEYS LAKE 1 bedroom, fully

1135

All Junk Cars & Trucks Wanted

1000 SERVICE DIRECTORY 1039

Chimney Service

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

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Hauling & Trucking

A.S.A.P Hauling Estate Cleanouts, Attics, Cellars, Garages, we’re cheaper than dumpsters!. Free Estimates, Same Day! 570-822-4582

furnished. Includes utilities/cable, internet, access to lake. $400 month. Call Don 570-690-1827

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Rooms

Bear Creek Township Rooms starting at Daily $39.99 + tax Weekly $179.99 + tax WiFi HBO Available Upon Request: Microwave & Refrigerator

(570) 823-8027

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Apartments/ Unfurnished

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Casino Countryside Inn

Rooms

Hauling & Trucking

Apartments/ Unfurnished

Highest Prices Paid In CA$H FREE PICKUP

570-574-1275

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Insurance

NEPA LONG TERM CARE AGENCY Long Term Care Insurance sales. Reputable Companies. 570-580-0797 Free Consult www.nepa longtermcare .com

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Painting & Wallpaper

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

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