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“Big, warm jackets.”

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Letter from the editor L ast week, as I shopped ’til I dropped, I picked up a little something for myself: The Black Keys’ new album, “El Camino.” I fell in love with The Black Keys — singer/guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer/producer Patrick Carney — last year when the duo released “Brothers.” That outing landed at the No. 2 spot on my Best Albums of 2010 list, and I still listen to it on repeat often. I think “El Camino” will get there for me, too. I’m already obsessed with its first single “Lonely Boy,” but so far, this one just lacks that gritty, bluesy je ne sais quoi I found on “Brothers.” I wholeheartedly agree with Michael Irwin, who wrote the review of “El Camino” on p. 18, when he stated this one’s more polished and might take some time for fans to get used to. It’s taking me some time, but I do know already that it’s in the running for this year’s Best Of list. Only time will tell for sure, though … As for the rest of this week’s issue, it’s chockablock of goodness, if I may be so bold as to say. We’ve got an interview with the always

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dapper and charming Charles Havira, who’ll release his third album next week (p. 16), Amanda kvetches about licking Christmas envelopes, and Jeff reveals that he has a softer side come the holiday season in Bitch & Brag (p. 41). In Who Is on p. 46, you can get to know Nicole A. Barber of Leadership Lackawanna, while Justin regresses to his 22nd birthday in Sorry Mom & Dad (p. 48). There’s a lot more, too, but you’ll have to find that on your own, so start turning pages — and thanks for reading! Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor letters@theweekender.com.

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this just in ‘The Amazing Kreskin’ probably already knows you’re reading this. THE MENTALIST “The Amazing Kreskin” will appear at the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. For more than six decades, Kreskin has used a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit and the capacities of a bona fide mentalist to delve into the facets of the human mind. Tickets are $15 each, $35 for the show and a meet and greet or $50 for four and are available via Ticketmaster, the box office or by calling 570.344.1111. BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN Retail jewelry store Studio M Designs (133 Division St., Kingston) will extend its business hours for the second annual Men’s Night Out Thursday, Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. The holiday shopping event will feature one-night-only specials, cold beer and snacks. Staff members will be on hand to offer assistance, and complimentary gift wrapping will be offered. Women are welcome to attend or to drop off a wish list ahead of time. Studio M Designs specializes in everyday and special-occasion collections in sterling silver, Swarovski crystal, freshwater pearl, semi-precious gemstone and more. For more info, call 570.283.4404 or visit Facebook.com/LittlePurpleBox.

LOCAL THEATRICS Dunmore resident and retired teacher Nancy McDonald will have a book signing for her recently published title, “If You Can Play Scranton: A Theatrical History, 1871-2010,” Saturday, Dec. 24 at 11 a.m. at Steamtown National Historic Site (150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton). McDonald is a Marywood University graduate and a former teacher at West Scranton Senior High School. According to a press release, the book, published by Tribute Books, is a “theatrical history of America as seen through the famous performers who came to Scranton. For more info, visit tributebooks.com or e-mail info@tribute-books.com. AWARD-WINNING ART Jewelry artist Paul Neilsen was awarded the first Youshock Award Friday, Dec. 2 at the First Friday opening of the Holiday Member Exhibit at AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). The Youshock Award was established in memory of Paul Youshock Jr., son of Paul and Judy Youshock. Judy Youshock is a founding member and former president of AFA and is the founder of the First Friday event in Scranton. The award will be granted annually to an exhibitor in a member exhibit at AFA. The exhibit is on display

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CAN’T POSSIBLY BE TRUE -- In October, the super-enthusiastic winners of a Kingston, Ontario, radio station contest claimed their prize: The chance to don gloves and dig for free Buffalo Bills’ football tickets (value: $320), buried in buffalo manure in a child’s plastic inflatable pool. The show’s host, Sarah Crosbie, reported the digging live (but, overcome by the smell, vomited on the air). More curious was a runner-up contestant who continued to muck around for the second prize, even though it was only tickets to a local zoo. -- Least Competent Plans: (1) L.B. Williams, a black man married to a white woman in Panama City, Fla., reported that the Ku Klux Klan had burned a cross in his driveway in November and left a threatening note. However, the note did not demand that the couple move from the neighborhood; it demanded that they stay. Since the Klan is not known for supporting mixed-race couples, the police were suspicious and ultimately charged Williams with making the threats himself — to frighten his wife into abandoning the divorce she had recently requested. (2) Paul Moran, possessing (according to his lawyer) “considerable intellectual ability,” nonetheless attempted a procedure to turn his own feces into gold (and was sentenced in October to three months in jail in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, after accidentally setting his apartment on fire in the process). -- Cry for Help: Math teacher Paul LaDuke, 75, was fired in November from the Schaumburg (Ill.) Christian School after a student reported seeing him brazenly masturbate, with his pants lowered, as he sat behind his desk in a full classroom. LaDuke had been at the school for 26 years, and police believe (according to a Chicago Tribune report) he had “committed similar acts at the school several times a year for a decade or longer.”

OOPS! SORRY ABOUT THAT ... -- Bad Shots: (1) A 22-year-old man was shot in the face on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in September; his companion on the camping trip thought he was shooting at a bear. (2) An 85-year-old man was shot in the face in Augusta, Ga., in September; a female acquaintance thought she was shooting at an opossum. (3) A 20-year-old woman was shot in Vilas County, Wis., in July; deputy sheriff Ty Peterson (a relative) thought he was shooting at a cougar. THE PERVO-AMERICAN COMMUNITY -- Can’t Stop Himself: Convicted child-sex offender Charlie Price, 57, was arrested in Pittsfield, Mass., in October, but only for disturbing the peace — because the “victim” was merely

made of cardboard. Price, spotting a sunglasses display in a Rite-Aid pharmacy, had begun kissing and licking the face of the pictured model, and groping her. CRIME IN THE F STATE -- (1) Two men outfitted as zombies were arrested for assault at a Halloween party at a nudist resort in Pasco County, Fla. (One bit a security guard, but he was not infected.) (2) Jeffrey Lluis, 27, who performed standup comedy at clubs around Tampa, apparently held a day job as bank robber (charged in November with knocking off a SunTrust bank — twice). UNDIGNIFIED DEATHS -- Thinning the Herd: (1) In October, a 30-year-old woman and her unidentified boyfriend were killed as they carried their domestic brawl from their car onto Interstate 485 near Pineville, N.C., and were struck by separate vehicles. (2) A 27-year-old man was killed in a one-car crash in Broward County, Fla., in October. He (a passenger) had punched his wife (the driver) in the face, causing her to lose control and careen into a lake. (She and the couple’s 3-year-old daughter, in the backseat, survived.) A NEWS OF THE WEIRD CLASSIC (JULY 2007) -- John Moore, 67, golfs nearly every day and has for about 20 years, according to a July (2007) St. Petersburg Times report. The golf he plays, though, consists of hitting 35 long-iron shots (five shots with each of the seven balls he owns) on a grassy median strip along Interstate 275 in downtown Tampa. “You can’t play this game one day, two days in a week,” he said. “You have to play it all the time if you want to do something with it.” What Moore wants to do with it, he told the Times, is to someday soon make his first-ever appearance on an actual golf course. W Handy Addresses: NewsoftheWeird.blogspot.com, WeirdUniverse.net, WeirdNews@earthlink.net, NewsoftheWeird.com and P.O. Box 18737, Tampa FL 33679.

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FINE POINTS OF THE LAW -- Proportionality: (1) Daniel Vilca, 26, was ordered to prison for the rest of his life (without

possibility of parole) following his conviction in Naples, Fla., in November for having pornographic photos of children on his computer. He had no previous criminal record, nor was there evidence of any contact with children. The judge computed the sentence by multiplying a fiveyear term by the 454 photos police found. (2) A week earlier, a judge in Dayton, Ohio, sentenced former CEO Michael Peppel, 44, for defrauding his shareholders by overstating revenue in a company that went on to lose $298 million and cost 1,300 employees their jobs. Sentencing guidelines recommended an 8- to 10-year term, but federal judge Sandra Beckwith ordered Peppel to jail for seven days. -- Dog walker Kimberly Zakrzewski was found not guilty in October of violating the poopscooping ordinance of Fairfax County, Va., despite photographic “evidence” of dog piles submitted by neighbors Virginia and Christine Cornell (who had previously been feuding with Zakrzewski). The jury chose to give greater weight to testimony by the dog’s owner that the photographed piles were bigger than anything she had ever seen from “Baxter.” The owner also revealed that she had brought to court one of Baxter’s actual piles but decided to leave it in her car.

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Countrified contentment osh Kelley is the kind of guy you could easily kick back with, sipping whiskey and talking music. Never mind that he’s a major recording artist, currently signed to MCA Nashville, with seven studio albums under his belt. Or that he’s married to one of Hollywood’s leading ladies, actress Katherine Heigl and is on the road with major country act Lady Antebellum (which happens to be his brother Charles’ band) for its “Own the Night” tour. In reality, Kelley is the antithesis of a celebrity, or perhaps the ideal. He’s passionate about his craft, but modest about it. And he’s unabashedly sentimental when it comes to his loved ones. “I’m going to be getting a tattoo today of a Sagittarius symbol and a 24 and 23, be-

cause my wife and daughter are Sagittarius, and their birthdays are the 23rd and 24th,” he said when he checked in with the Weekender from the tour’s stop in Las Vegas. “I might be tweeting that later.” Kelley ended up getting the tattoo a few days later, when he did, in fact, tweet photos on his Twitter account. But his affections don’t end there. Being on the road with a sibling could have the potential to be disastrous, but ask Kelley about the setup, and all you’ll hear from him is pure elation. “We’ve been best buddies since we were little,” Kelley, who hails from Augusta, Ga., explained in his slight Southern twang. “And we do everything together. We’ve been writing together, we played golf together yesterday, and we work out together.”

stars with their daughter in the upcoming music video for the single. “(They) do a good job of coming out on the road every ‘RAININ’ WHISKEY’ now and then with me and then — AND FAMILY I come home every chance I ife on the road, from Kelget, even if I only have a couple ley’s perspective, seems days off,” Kelley said. to be a healthy mix of “The distance does make the those off-the-cuff moments of heart grow fonder. If (my wife) creating and solemn hard work, saw too much of me, I’d probon stage and off. ably be annoying the crap out “We encourage each other, we of her, so it probably works out work out every day … And so pretty good,” he added, laughwe stay in shape and we try to ing. eat well, and then balance that Kelley seems to be settled out with a nice balanced diet of into his personal and profesKentucky bourbon,” he said, sional lives nicely, and perhaps laughing. that’s part of where his charisma Kelley may not be afraid to comes from: A real sense of proclaim his love for whiskey contentment. — in the true spirit of country “I just love country music music, there’s even a song on because it’s all about the writhis current album called “Raiing, it’s all about the story,” he nin’ Whiskey” — but that’s not said. “And I think that really is to say he overdoes it. what mainly separates country “I don’t have many habits, but music from anything, is that I definitely love to have a cockthe story, that’s boss. And that’s tail after a show,” he shared. what we’re all striving for, is to “That’s kind of our favorite get an emotional reaction out of little thing to do as sort of a people. band family. And then we’ll go “I think that’s the main reason and write, we’ll just create, and why this is what I want to do for we’ll just have a good time. We the rest of my life. I’ll be writlike to be strict, but you don’t ing country songs until I can’t want to be too strict — you’ve hold a pen anymore.” W got to live a little.” While he spends time on the Lady Antebellum / Josh Kelley road working to move his career / Edens Edge: forward, Kelley, whose next Fri., Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m., single is the ode to his daughter, Mohegan Sun Arena “Naleigh Moon,” who the couple adopted from South Korea (255 Highland Park Blvd., in 2009, maintains what seems Wilkes-Barre Twp.). $39.75-$59.75. to be a harmonious relationship Info: joshkelley.com, with his wife, who directed and “Music’s so random, and you definitely can’t put it in a nineto-five job because inspiration hits you at such random times.”

Fans will get to see both siblings in action when the tour stops at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. Friday, Dec. 16. Kelley’s most recent and first countrified album, “Georgia Clay,” will expose those fans to his venture into country music — an effort that, to Kelley, was nothing but natural. “I’ve been trying to get into the country world for years,” he said. “I started off as a country artist when I was a kid. And I always considered myself kind of country and Southern rock with a little sprinkle of soul music in there, too.” Though Kelley has been known for his more contemporary, pop-rock music, the title track and single off “Georgia Clay” took things to the next level for his official foray into the Southern genre, and it was borne from a night that sounds like it was straight out of a pickin’ party handbook. “I’ve had that riff for a long time, and it’s just something that kind of was waiting for the right home,” Kelley said. “And I had my producer and my little brother, we were all hanging out at Charles’ house … I played that riff, and next thing you know, an hour and a half later, we were finished with the song.

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hen local musician Charles Havira was deciding where to hold the release party for his third album, “Dulcet,” he found that his roots wouldn’t let him choose just one locale. “There’s that age-old debate of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre and the whole nightlife experience,” Havira said. “I’ve got friends in both cities. I was born in WilkesBarre, but I live in the Scranton area now, so instead of just having one and hoping that some people would come up or down, I said, ‘You know what? I’ll just have both.’ I wanted to show my respect for both cities in two great bars.” Those two bars will be The Bog in Scranton on Friday, Dec. 16 and Bart & Urby’s in WilkesBarre, which will feature opener Katie Kelly, on Saturday, Dec. 17. Havira is also slated to perform a few dates in West Chester as well as a free performance at the Gallery of Sound on Mundy Street in Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, Dec. 20, the day the album hits shelves. The seven-song “Dulcet” was recorded live by Keith Litzenberger and mixed and mastered by Bret Alexander at Saturation Acres. It’s got a different vibe when compared to Havira’s first two offerings and features songs from those albums along with previously unreleased material and a few covers, including Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My

Love” and Ed McCurdy’s “Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream.” “This third release was recorded live at Downtown Arts in Wilkes-Barre the night before Thanksgiving last year,” Havira said. For that show, Havira was one of the openers for Mike Mizwinski. Mizwinski, with the help of Karl Borton, director of River Common Programming and Outreach, put together a sampler CD of the opening acts’ sets. Havira was enlivened by the way it sounded and decided to release his set as “Dulcet.” The name of the album, which typically refers to something pleasurable or sweet-sounding, has a lot to do with Havira’s experience from that evening. “The acoustics in Downtown Arts, in the main space, it’s phenomenal,” he said. “And while I was performing, the audience was amazing … And you really can just hear the sound of that room, you can hear my voice. I didn’t use a pick or anything, I was just strumming with my thumb.” Havira was quick to point out, however, that “Dulcet” refers to his perception of the evening and isn’t a haughty expression of his confidence in his music. “I thought it was soft and soothing, and it was pleasant to me as a performer,” he said, stressing the latter. “And if you listen to the record, you can hear the response of the crowd. There was a couple hundred people there, and it was great. The whole

night was amazing.” Although “Dulcet” won’t feature the surplus of guest musicians that his first two records boasted, Havira noted that several local talents will be joining him at his upcoming performances. “It’s kind of a joke, who’s in my band,” he said. “Not that they’re bad musicians, it’s that you don’t know who you’re going to get.” Drummer Josh Karis and guitar player Justin Mazer will be omnipresent at the shows, but on bass, Pat Finnerty will appear at The Bog, Matt Mang will be at Bart & Urby’s and Matthew Gabriel will be at the Gallery of Sound show. Amidst his flurry of approaching performances, Havira is hopeful his music will have a lasting effect on listeners. “Maybe (listening to the CD) will affect their life in a positive way,” he said. “Or maybe they’ll fall in love or maybe they’ll be active and not be depressed or do something positive, or somehow maybe a sad song will make them feel better.” W Charles Havira “Dulcet” release parties: Fri., Dec. 16, 10 p.m., The Bog (341 Adams Ave., Scranton), $5; Sat., Dec. 17, 10 p.m., Bart & Urby’s (119 South Main St., Wilkes-Barre), $5; Tues., Dec. 20, 6 p.m., Gallery of Sound (186 Mundy St., Wilkes-Barre), free. CD available at Gallery of Sound, Embassy Vinyl, iTunes.

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ALBUM REVIEWS 'El Camino:' A refined ride

The last decade has seen an explosion of indie rock, so for a band to be able to consistently push its way to the top of that pile is somewhat of an anomaly. The Black Keys, however, are one artist that always manages to do so. The band recently released “El Camino,” its eighth album in nine years, and the second one in which the Black Keys have teamed up with producer Danger Mouse. While the album still has the band’s dirty, bluesy sound at its core, “El Camino” is also much more refined and polished than any-

thing that the duo has released to date. The album opens with a bang on “Lonely Boy,” which practically says to the listener, “Come on, we’re going for a ride,” and the Black Keys then proceed to cruise down the road for the next 38 minutes. The band eases just slightly on “Dead and Gone” before launching full throttle into the album’s standout track, “Gold on the Ceiling,” which is so bottom heavy that it practically has gravity. From there, the band shifts down a few gears, preferring to wander around just

Sunspot “The Slingshot Effect” Rating: W W W

A place in the sun When one thinks of places with a vibrant music scene, Wisconsin isn’t usually high on that list. While many aspiring artists from that state might hop across the border to places like Chicago or Minneapolis, rock trio Sunspot has been content to stay put in Madison, and recently released its sixth studio effort, “The Slingshot Effect.”

a bit with tracks like “Money Maker,” “Sister,” “Stop Stop” and “Mind Eraser” now that the listener has been pulled away from wherever he or she was before the album started. “El Camino” is an incredible rock album, however, some longtime fans of The Black Keys may be slow to warm to it. While the beautifully simple, raw and ballsy sound that has been the band’s trademark throughout its career is still there, it is covered with slicker production, backing vocals, synthesizers and a plethora of other studio sounds which not everyone will enjoy. Many listeners will see this as the band taking advantage of the opportunity to grow and to explore, but others will consider The Black Keys to be yet another item on the long list of bands who became victims of their own success. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

Sunspot’s music has always had a raw, pure-rock sound at its core and on this album, the band spreads its wings and adds spacey, electronic samples and multilayered vocals to each song. The addition of these other elements to the music makes the regular seem big (“Guardian Angel” or “Perfect”) and the big seem epic (“Deus Ex Machina,” “The Slingshot Effect” or “Stardust”), and as one listens to the album, the desire grows to gradually turn the volume up until entirely enveloped by the sound. Lyrically speaking, Sunspot’s music is somewhat complex, which is befitting of a band which hails from a major university town. Horror movie monsters, sciencefiction heroes and all kinds of characters good and bad get their due on “The Slingshot Effect.” While those themes may be all over the place, Sunspot ties it together by making characters that people can relate to, personalizing the music for the listener. “The Slingshot Effect” shows a lot of growth for Sunspot. It will certainly keep the band atop the local music scene, and perhaps this aptly-titled piece will be the avenue for the band to begin developing a larger following. Whether or not that happens is inconsequential, however, because in the end, this is a band doing what it loves, and that is what matters most. -- Michael Irwin Weekender Correspondent

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Divine Ascension “As The Truth Appears” Rating: W

Theatrics don't pay off It will undoubtedly be difficult for genuine metal fans to completely accept Divine Ascension as a metal band. The band’s music is much more suited for a Broadway stage than any stage you will ever find at a metal fest. The Australian progressive-metal act — vocalist Jennifer Borg, guitarists Karl “Inski” Szulik and Robb Inglis, drummer

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The Black Keys “El Camino” Luke Wenczel, keyboardist David Van Pelt and bassist Simon Mahoney — released its debut, “As The Truth Appears,” in October on Nightmare Records. The album‘s opening track, “Answers,” is a dramatic back-and-forth of vocals between theatrically trained frontwoman Borg and Silvio Massaro of the Australia metal band Vanishing Point. Like most of this release, “In My Mind” is completely overpowered by Borg’s voice. Although beautiful, it gives the band an overwhelmingly theatrical sound. The band’s music itself is technical and aggressive throughout the album’s 12 tracks. Actually, what makes this album a metal release is that music and, unfortunately, most of that music is drowned out by Borg’s exaggerated performance. Listeners probably won’t take much away from the lyrics either. “Guided By Osiris” is Borg’s overly melodramatic telling of a story about Osiris, the Egyptian god of the dead. Although the concept itself is a good one, the lyrics and song itself completely lack any substance whatsoever. Over-the-top storytelling is definitely the running theme of “As The Truth Appears.” Even though the album itself isn’t very impressive, collectively, the band features very talented musicians. Unfortunately together, it just doesn’t mesh. As a metal band, Divine Ascension really leaves little lasting impression. -- Lisa Schaeffer Weekender Correspondent

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Clarence Spady returns to the River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains Twp.) Friday, Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. Spady has two studio albums to his name, 1996’s “Nature of the Beast” and “Just Between Us,” released in 2008. His latest offering garnered a 2009 Blues Music Award nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year. For more info, call the venue at 570.822.2992.

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667 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 - 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.lackawan-

na.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 - 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-


SCRANTON HARDWARE BAR

519 Linden St., Scranton 570.346.8465 - Rusted Root / Nowhere Slow / Kriki: Dec. 28, 6 p.m., $24 advance, $20 day of, 18+

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com - 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 - 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 - 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. 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 - 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.

TOWER THEATER

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

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

SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - The National: through Dec. 17, 8 p.m. - Gov’t Mule: Dec. 30-31, 8 p.m. - David Garrett: Feb. 4, 8 p.m. - Cedric The Entertainer: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m. - Peter Frampton: Feb. 18, 8 p.m. - Creed: April 19-20, 8 p.m. - Il Divo: May 29, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

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

HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 - 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 - The Slackers Holiday Show: Dec. 17, 7 p.m. - Chris Webby: Dec. 29, 7 p.m. - New York Dolls: Dec. 30, 8 p.m. - Steel Panther: Jan. 4, 7 p.m. - Robert Earl Keen: Jan. 20, 7 p.m. - Big Head Todd & The Monsters: Jan. 21, 8 p.m. - The Yardbirds / Vanilla Fudge: Feb. 3, 7 p.m. - Tesla: Feb. 17, 7 p.m. - August Burns Red: March 1, 6:30 p.m.

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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

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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.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

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

THE THEATRE AT MSG

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 - Megadeth / Motorhead / Volbeat / Lacuna Coil: Jan. 28, 6:30 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

Atlantic City, NJ Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com - Seth Meyers: Dec. 31, 7 & 10:30 p.m. - Rob Thomas: Jan. 6-7 - Frankie Valli: Jan. 13-15, 9 p.m. - Anti Social Comedy Tour ft. Jim Norton / Dave Attell / Artie Lange / Doug Stanhope: Jan. 14, 8 p.m. - Donny Osmond: Jan. 15, 8 p.m. - The Saw Doctors: March 17, 9 p.m.

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This flick doesn't sit well

From left, Kevin Hernandez, Max Records, Jonah Hill and Landry Bender have an adventure in babysitting in ‘The Sitter.’

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here’s a bittersweet finality behind “The Sitter.” It’s the last movie the classic version of Jonah Hill made before he was quietly destroyed and replaced with an off-putting Hill simulacrum who manages an amazing feat by simultaneously appearing doughy yet emaciated. Those golden days of the fat Jonah Hill are over and knowing this makes “The Sitter” nearly impossible to sit through. Other elements making “The Sitter” nearly impossible to sit through include its laziness, its frequent mawkishness and the fact that it too often plays like a watered down, less-funny version of director David Gordon Green’s previous effort, “The Pineapple Express.”

In “The Sitter,” Hill yet again surrenders to typecasting as Noah Griffith, a pissy yet oddly likable ne’er-do-well who is forced into taking a babysitting gig. In spite of the fact that he clearly loathes children, Noah is put in charge of three, all of whom are defined by one single personality trait (Max Records is a repressed neurotic, Landry Bender is a shallow JonBenet Ramsay type and Kevin Hernandez is one sombrero and switchblade away from becoming one of the most negative Latino stereotypes ever to appear on screen.). To complicate an already difficult situation, Noah is tasked by the horrible pile of terrible that is his quasi-girlfriend to score some coke

from a lovably weird dealer (a great Sam Rockwell). So Noah loads the kids into a minivan and heads into New York City for an “After Hours” (wink, wink) “Adventure (s) in Babysitting” (winkidy, wink, wink. Get it? You get it. It’s funny). It would be unfair to label “The Sitter” as a disappointment, but only because nobody was expecting much from the film in the first place. But even with appropriately lowered expectations, “The Sitter” still manages to disappoint which is a shame because throughout the film there are frequent glimpses into the weird, dark comedy “The Sitter” could have been. There’s a scene early on between Hill and Bender in a kids’ clothing store that is fueled by a queasy,

disarming energy the rest of the film lacks. There are even occasional snippets of great dialogue like when a cop describes Noah as, “tits in a ditch” (“Is that a good thing?” Noah replies). But instead of continuing down this strange path, Green blinks and turns “The Sitter” into a far more conventional comedy where everybody learns an important lesson at the end. It also doesn’t help that Green forces these ‘feel-good’ elements into the film in the most awkward way possible. You can’t have Hill call a 13-year-old kid “a tampon” one moment and then give that same kid a tender heart-to-heart about the importance of being yourself in the next. The only consistently amusing

element is Rockwell’s drug-dealer character. Not just because Rockwell infuses his role with equal parts menace and needy vulnerability but because the character is just so bizarre. How bizarre? At one point he shoots someone in the foot and tells an associate to “make his mom a mix CD as an apology.” Not weird enough? OK. Rockwell’s base of operations is a gym where shirtless musclemen in gasmasks smuggle blow into dinosaur eggs. In a perfect world, this movie wouldn’t have been “The Sitter.” It would be “The Dealer,” and it would have been about one drug dealer’s valiant struggle to reclaim his stolen cocaine egg from some pissy fat kid in a blue windbreaker.

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ot long ago, I heard about a group of twentysomethings taking an unusual road trip across the country, and I was immediately intrigued. Pick Up America is a group of six young adults making a trip across the United States picking up garbage as well as educating others along the way. This is the nation’s first coast-to-coast roadside litter pickup. Davey Rogner, Pick Up America’s campaign director and cofounder, filled me in over the phone on the group’s progress and goals while taking a break for the winter in Last Chance, Colo. “The original idea was to walk across (the) country for the experience and to give back by doing something that we know we can have an impact on,” he said. Rogner and co-founder Jeff Chen met while attending the University of Maryland. “We both shared the same passion and felt we needed to do something that we could actually affect,” said Rogner. The volunteers, also known as the Pick Up Artists, started off in Assateague Island, Md., in March 2010 and plan to end their trip in San Francisco. “After the winter, we’ll start on March 4 in Grand Junction, Colo.,” Rogner said. “We’ll go through the desert as well as the Rockies and end up in California in the fall of 2012.” While on the road, the Pick Up Artists gather an average of 85 pounds a day. They never travel on interstates and stick to secondary

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

(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.14-15, 21-22, 10 a.m. $9. School representatives encouraged to call soon for best seating availability. “Meet the Cast” after each matinee. For info, to reserve, contact 570.458.4075, phenry@bte.org. • “Julius Caesar:” Jan. 27-28, also touring regional high schools.

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

(71Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Charlotte’s Web:” Jan. 29, 2 p.m., Jan. 30,10 a.m., $14.50 • “La Boheme:” Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m., $29$58 • “Fiddler on the Roof:” Feb.15-16, 7:30 p.m., $30-$60 • “Proof:” Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $17-$37 • “Fish Face (The Kids of Polk Street School):” March 27,10 a.m., $6.50 • Treasured Stories/The Best of Eric Carle: April11,10 a.m., $6.50

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(537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 570.823.1875, ltwb.org) • “Legally Wicked: the Best of Broadway:” Dec.16-17, 7:30 p.m., Dec.18, 3 p.m. Two-act abridged feature of “Legally Blonde” and “Wicked.” Presented by Northeast Youth Conservatory. $10. Wine and cheese reception with cast following Sat. performance. Call 570.604.4033, e-mail northeastyouthconservatory@gmail.com.

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(JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.5451, ptpashows.org) • “A Christmas Story:” Dec. 15-17, 7 p.m.; Dec. 18, 3 p.m.; Dec. 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-andshow: $28/adults, $25/seniors, students, $18/kids. Group rates. Christmas parties welcome. Visit website, call for tickets.

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(570.421.5093, theshawneeplayhouse.com) • “A Christmas Wizard of Oz:” Dec.16-17, 21-22, all shows10 a.m. All seats $10. Bring toys/food for Shawnee Presbyterian Food Pantry/Monroe County Headstart, get $2 discount. • “Home for Christmas:” Dec. 16-17, 2 p.m.; Dec.16-17, 8 p.m. $28/ adults, $15/kids, $25/seniors. Bring toys/food for Shawnee Presbyterian Food Pantry/Monroe County Headstart, get $5 adult discount. • Holiday Cabaret: Dec.15, 7 p.m. Free, donations accepted. • “The Messiah:” Dec. 20, 8 p.m. $8 donation. Audience participation. • “A Christmas Carol:” Dec. 23, 7 p.m. One-man show. $18/adults, $15/seniors, $10/kids under12. • “Mark Mysterrio’s Tales of Magic and Mystery:” Dec. 26-27,10 a.m. All tickets $10. • “Kids Kabaret-Back to the ’80s:” Dec. 29-30, 7 p.m. All tickets $10.

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“State of Wonder” By Ann Patchett Rating: W W W W 1/2

By Kacy Muir

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n Ann Patchett’s most recent work, “State of Wonder,” she guides readers into a picturesque setting, chockfull of vibrant characters following a mysterious death. For us, the death seems inconsequential, but for protagonist Marina Singh, the loss of her colleague means that the research her company has been conducting throughout the years has come seemingly to a halt. When the reader lens focuses in on Marina, we find a middle-aged pharmaceutical researcher who has spent most her life studying fertility treatment. Following the death of her coworker, Marina leaves behind her secure life in rural Eden Prairie, Minn., and embarks on a trip to Brazil to search out the details of the mysterious death without being fully aware of the research her corporation has actually performed throughout the years. Once Marina reaches Brazil, she finds herself a stranger in an even stranger land attempt-

ing to solve the mystery behind not only her colleague’s death, but also the whereabouts of her mentor, Dr. Annick Swenson. Within the jungle, “(s)he managed to forget the smells, the traffic, the sticky pools of blood. The doors sealed them in with the music and sealed the world out and suddenly it was clear that building an opera house was a basic act of human survival. It kept them from rotting in the unendurable heat. It saved their souls in ways those murdering Christian missionaries could never have envisioned.” It is not until much later in Marina’s travels that she eventually finds her mentor, at which point Dr. Swenson is now in her ’70s, having spent what seems to be the entirety of her life in the Amazon. Throughout her research, Dr. Swenson attempted to understand fertility among the natives in the jungle and all the while, protecting them from Western influences. Through the natives, her research sought to mimic or at least translate their high rates of fertility with the Western world, which has now grown dependent on scientific means of life. While the two strongest themes throughout the novel are symbolism and ethics, Patchett also employs identity as a way to progress the development of her characters. Specifically, Marina, who is an American Indian, has always been set apart from others around her. Yet, despite her physical differences, Marina is forced to question not only her identity, but also her life choices including the path she chose as a researcher rather than her true calling as an obstetrician. By the end of the novel, Patchett has weaved readers a story about life, and for Marina, a chance for reincarnation.

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hickshinny native Mark David Boberick is a graduate of The Art Institute of Philadelphia, where he studied interior design and architecture. Boberick, who now lives in Cape May, N.J., is the managing editor of The Perfume Magazine, an online publication that launched Sept. 10. Four months later, the website is now read by thousands of people in 116 countries and Mark has been interviewed by the Los Angeles Times.

The Weekender chatted with him to learn a little more about the magazine and the perfume industry. WEEKENDER: How did you get your start? BOBERICK: From a very young age, I always paid attention to how certain things smelled. I knew my mother wore Halston by the time I was 2, and I was familiar with my neighbor’s Shalimar perfume by age 4. I started sampling perfume around 12 years of age and shortly thereafter, began accumulating quite a few bottles. In 2007, after many years of selfeducation — reading everything I possibly could on perfume, I began writing for Raphaella Barkley, who is the editor-in-chief of The Perfume Magazine. I have been published internationally and have appeared in Men’s Health Australia. I’ve given workshops on perfume and have continued the process of educating myself by continually smelling everything I possibly can. Recently, Raphaella asked me to join her in launching a new magazine, and of course I said yes. WEEKENDER: What can people expect when visiting your website? BOBERICK: ThePerfumeMagazine.com offers a little something for everyone. We recognize that our audience

Michael Edwards, who literally wrote the book on perfume classification, “Fragrances of the World.” He hadn’t agreed to an interview in over 10 years. More recently, I spoke to Fragrance Designer Raymond Matts in a series of recorded video conversations. He is responsible for legendary fragrances such as Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Clinique Happy and several fragrances for Tommy Hilfiger. Yann Vasnier, who has created several bestselling fragrances for Marc Jacobs and Tom Ford, gave a wonderful interview in our October issue which told of the moments in his life that inspired him to become a perfumer. In that same issue, I spoke with Miriam Vareldzis, who recently launched her own perfume line, 40notes, after many years working in the design industry and later in the perfume industry. Miriam is perhaps my most favorite interview yet. WEEKENDER: How do you choose the scents you personally wear? BOBERICK: For me, it is instinctual. The bottles in my collection were all chosen by me because I knew they would satisfy a specific part of my personality and so, whatever my mood is at the time I’m applying a fragrance, will dictate what scent I am going to wear that day. I have a collection of well over 400 bottles and many think that it must take me a long time to choose, but really, I know my fragrances so well that I can usually decide even before I get to my perfume cabinet. Price has no

influence in my decision, if it feels right for the moment, then I wear it. I might wear a rare Guerlain fragrance around the house, and I might wear a $16 fragrance from Bath & Body Works to a wedding — the deciding factor for me is always the personal response that I know I will get from a particular fragrance at any given time. WEEKENDER: If you were to create your own perfume, what scents would you combine? What would it smell like? BOBERICK: Just one? It would probably be a green, woody floral. My favorite note in perfumery is French narcissus absolute, which has an incredibly complex floral scent. A bespoke fragrance for me would feature a high concentration of narcissus and might include fresh-cut grass, hay, iris, moss, Bulgarian rose, frankincense, tobacco, sandalwood, ambergris, and tonka bean. W

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ranges from serious, longtime fragrance lovers to people who are just discovering their appreciation for fragrance, so it is important that we offer a wide variety of content that addresses this. Readers can expect to read profiles of specific fragrances, both new releases and classic fragrances, some familiar, but many of which may be unrecognizable due of their rarity and obscurity. Introducing our readers to hard-to-find fragrances that are worthwhile is important to us, but we also provide content that covers fragrances at all levels, from great drugstore finds to expensive, limited-edition perfumes and everything in between. We love to celebrate the art of fragrance through articles on trends and perfume notes as well as interviews with perfumers and individuals who work in the perfume industry. Our reader, however familiar with perfume, will come away having learned something new and that is our ultimate goal. WEEKENDER: What interests you about the perfume industry? BOBERICK: I love the art of fragrance, and I love the power of our sense of smell. It is the most evocative of all our senses, and yet, it is most often the last sense that we choose to pamper. The majority of people will upgrade the seats in their new car to leather before they will think of buying a bottle of perfume. I don’t understand why more people don’t feel that our sense of smell is worthy enough to pay attention to. The ability that our sense of smell has to transport us to an exact moment in time, a moment that we may not have thought about for decades, is utterly amazing to me. No other sense can do that. WEEKENDER: You’ve interviewed many perfumers. Who were some of your favorite interviews? BOBERICK: In 2009, I had the great fortune to interview international fragrance expert,


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

BENEFITS / CHARITY EVENTS Comedy for Kids Dec. 15, 8 p.m., Clarion Hotel (Hub Lounge, 300 Meadow Ave., Scranton). Johnny V., Joe Bryan, Matt Koons, Father Paul. $10/advance, $5/door with new toy. All proceeds benefit Marine Corps Toys for Tots. For info/tickets/to drop off toys, call Clarion at 570.344.9811, go to Travados Meat Market (Rte. 6 & 11, Clarks Summit), OK Beerman (735 Oak St., Scranton).

Judi H Rock On 2 Feb. 4, 7-11 p.m., doors 6 p.m., Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton). All proceeds from dance party benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute in memory of Judi H. Perry Hartridge. Music by Paul LaBelle and the Exact Change, Jack Bordo with Old Friends. Refreshments, cash bar. $40, includes raffle for pink Fender Stratocaster Mexican guitar, Roland 60 Watt Amplifier. Info, tickets: judihrockon.com, 1.800.424.6724. 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. Long John Silver’s Canned Food Drive through Dec. 31, Rte. 11, Edwardsville. Benefits Weinberg

Northeast Regional Food Bank. Each person who donates receives LJS coupon. ∝ Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania • 15th Annual Ski for Lupus Day: Jan. 8, Elk Mountain. $25/half day lift ticket, may be used 12:30-4:30 p.m. or 4:30-10 p.m., must be purchased in advance, call 888.99.LUPUS, 570.558.2008. Proceeds support awareness, education service, research.

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.

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Asbury United Methodist Church (720 Delaware St., Scranton, 570.343.1035) • Hoagie Sale: every third Thurs. $4, includes chips. Call to place orders, pick up church kitchen 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chamber Networking Mixer Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Rocco’s Sports Bar and Grille (385 N. Main St., Edwardsville). Happy hour specials, refreshments. Open to Chamber members only. RSVP to 570.823.2101, jeankile@wilkes-barre.org. Chicory House and Folklore Society (www.folkloresociety.org, 570.333.4007) events: • New England Contra Dance: Jan. 7, 7-10 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting, Kingston. Light refreshments. $4/ students, $9/adults, $24/families. 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

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p.m. Beer, wine, soda, free. Call 570.457.7665, 342.4923. No tickets at door. 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. Info: 570.207.1777, DanielleandCompany.com. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,

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ACROSS 1 Overseer of JFK and LAX 4 Jewel 7 Gear parts 12 Throw in 13 Big hatchet 14 Plankton components 15 Actor McBride 16 March Madness semis 18 Pirouette pivot 19 Movie 20 Pond gunk 22 Away from WSW 23 Verifiable 27 Antiquated 29 Riddler of yore 31 Verboten 34 Trip around the world? 35 Namesake of a sort 37 Conk out 38 Information 39 Ottoman officer 41 Way out 45Representative 47 Before 48 Done with desperation 52 Opposite of “oui” 53 Spud state 54 Golf prop 55 - and outs 56 Male and female 57 Raw rock 58 Favorable vote

DOWN 1 Data 2 Kind of committee 3 Farewell 4 Hook with a handle 5 Ostracized 6 “- Black” 7 Chat 8 Subordinate Claus 9 Id counterpart 10 Greek consonant 11 That woman 17 Experts 21 Jupiter has 63 23 Crowd? 24 Tease 25 Numerical prefix 26 Addnl. phone 28 Powell co-star 30 Luau bowlful 31 X rating? 32 Mimic 33 Violinist’s need 36 Creche trio 37 One inspired by Terpsichore 40 Reach 42 Ohio city 43 O. Henry’s specialty 44 Nervous 45 Commotions 46 Quaker address 48 Fleur-de- 49 Citric beverage 50 Reed instrument 51 Definite article


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. 14, noon-3 p.m., ages 16+, $20/class + cost of painting surface. Pre-registration required. 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. Posi-

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tions 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 Faith and Family Day: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins with Making a Difference Ministries: Christmas with a Twist: Jan.7, Watersedge concert 2 p.m., game 7 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre). $18-$23, for tickets, contact 570.970.3607, csipsky@wbspenguins.com. No tickets at door. A Festival of Choral Works by Zoltan Kodaly Jan. 22, 3 p.m., East Stroudsburg Methodist Church (Cortland St.); Jan. 29, 3 p.m., Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church (Davis & St. Joseph Sts., Easton). Singing Boys of Pennsylvania, Keys-

tone Girls Choir, Alumni Chorus, Soloists, Chamber Orchestra. Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce events (20 W. Broad St.): • Tour of Canyon Country: April 19-27, featuring Arizona & Utah. Info on trip: hazletonchamber.org, contact Destiny Travel, 788.2771, destinytravel7@hotmail.com. Hazleton Integration Project Events (727.825.3242) • Free Movie Night / “It’s A Wonderful Life:” Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Alice C. Wiltsie Performing Arts Center. Spanish subtitles. Donations of canned goods for Salvation Army encouraged. • Thanksmas Meal: Dec. 18, Hazleton Salvation Army Shelter (115 W. Broad St.). Pre-registration required. 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. 17-18. Mauch Chunk Opera House features ticketed events: Handel’s Messiah, Dec. 17. Train rides with Santa, Historic District ghost walks, gingerbread house contest, strolling carolers and musicians, expanded shopping hours, seasonal dinner specials, more. Visit JimThorpeOldeTimeChristmas.com for info, event schedule. Johnny Rockets (5 Radcliffe Dr., Moosic, 570.961.8461) • Visit with Santa: Dec. 18, 1-5 p.m. Bring cameras for photos. Justus Volunteer Fire Co. (159 Fieldstone Dr., Scott Twp., 570.587.4545) • Santa Visit: Dec. 17, 5-9 p.m., riding on Justus Fire Company Fire Truck. Info: JFC28Fire.com. Leadership Lackawanna events • A Holiday Cocktail Affair: Dec. 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Electric City Trolley Museum (300 Cliff St., Scranton). $15/advance, $20/door. Holidayinspired cocktails, cuisine, entertainment. Support Friends of the Poor, bring canned good. Info: 570.342.7711, leadershiplackawanna.com.

Making A Difference Ministries with The Salvation Army (Two Mary’s Christian Coffee House, third Sat. of month, 7-9 p.m., The Salvation Army Christian Coffee House, 17 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Wilkes-Barre. Free. unitybymusic.org, steve@unitybymusic.org.) • “Christmas With A Twist:” (No coffeehouse) Dec. 17, 5 p.m., Henry 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.

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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. • Open House for Adult Learners: Jan. 5, 4-7 p.m., Huntzinger Room 218, Sandy and Marlene Insalaco Hall. Info: 674.6791, misericordia.edu/

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 35 adulted. New Year’s Eve Party Dec. 31, doors 7 p.m., meal 8 p.m., music 9 p.m.-1 a.m., B.P. Catering at St. Joseph’s Reception Hall lot #3, May St. Jenkins Twp. Flashback, DJ Joe Limongelli. BYOB. $40, call 570.457.7665. The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.osterhout.info, 570.821.1959) • Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Knit & Crochet Group: Dec. 17, 10:30 a.m.-noon, all ages welcome. • ESL Class: Dec. 15, 22, 10-11:30 a.m. Adult English as second language for non-native speakers at beginning level. • Board Game Night: Dec. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. All ages. Performances by Asialena Bonitz • Dec. 17: Gubbios, Dunmore, 9:30 p.m. ∝ Pocono Mountain Events (1004 Main St., Stroudsburg, 570.421.5791, 800poconos.com) • Magical Fireside Christmas: Dec. 16-18, Inn at Pocono Manor. Live animal displays, horse-drawn car-

riage and train rides, story-telling, visit with Santa, more. Fri., 3-7 p.m., Sat., noon-6 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations accepted for Toys for Tots. 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, Jan. 15, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Tractor Supply (Rte. 209, Brodheadsville). Pre-adoption application with references, home visit required prior to adoption. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton, 570.346.7369) • Free Showing of “A Christmas Story:” Dec. 22, 6 p.m., in Shopland Hall. Bring blankets, pillows. Tickets available at box office. Info: scrantonculturalcenter.org.

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. Spay/Neuter Discounts Available for Pitbulls during Jan.-Feb. Females: $75. Males: $50. Call 570.994.5846 to schedule. Sponsored by Eastern Pennsylvania Animal Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic. Dog/cat food to anyone who needs it. Stop by EPAA office, back of Rainbow Plaza, Rt. 209, Brodheadsville. St. John the Baptist Church (126 Nesbitt St., Larksville, 570.779.9620) events: • Christmas Play “The Innkeepers’ Children & the First Christmas Trees Living Nativity:” Dec. 24, 4 p.m. (before mass). 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. Pick-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. Peter’s Lutheran Church (100 Rock St./Center St., Hughestown) • Poppy Seed & Nut Roll Sale: Dec. 20, pick-up noon-4 p.m. $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). • Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols: Jan. 8, 5 p.m., St. Paul Church, Scranton. All welcome, Three Kings celebration supper follows. 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. • Service: Dec. 18, 10 a.m. Refreshments/fellowship follow. All welcome. Free. • Unity Candlelighting Service Representing 12 Powers/12 Apostles: Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Light candle to honor loved ones. All welcome. Free. • “A Christmas Story:” Dec. 25, 10 a.m. 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. 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.

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MEALS ON WHEELS Like in the days of yore when milkmen delivered milk right to customer’s doorsteps, eCoCarts, a free, eco-friendly transport service, wants to do the same for your lunch or dinner with its offshoot, eCoToGo. The idea behind these two new services came from James Abrams, who co-founded EthosGen in Dallas, a company that strives to make clean, sustainable local alternative energy. “When thinking of things the area needs, one of the ideas that came up was to provide a delivery service to restaurants that don’t have delivery,” said Pavel Petrash, eCoCarts’ director of business development. “It’s kind of like the idea of GrubHub in Philadelphia, where restaurants outsource their delivery to us.” The company partnered up with the Ken Pollack dealership to provide eco-friendly delivery vehicles to serve the greater Wilkes-Barre area. “We wanted to help out the restaurants in the area and give them some sort of delivery option,” Petrash said. “If they’re using delivery on their own, the cost of purchasing vehicles, hiring drivers, insurance, cell phones, etc., they can outsource it to us.” Participating restaurants, which currently include La Tolteca, Ollie’s, Peking Chef East and The Chicken Coop, pay a monthly subscription rate. Customers, who do all their ordering online via myecocart.com, pay a $2 delivery charge in addition to

YOU’VE BEEN SERVED When it comes to eating out, I’m almost always going to choose a locally owned establishment over a chain. As the daughter of former restaurant owners who relied on diners of the same mindset, it’s kind of like paying it backward, if you will. So when I realized that one of my staple lunch haunts had weekend hours, I excitedly hightailed there. Sadly, for the second visit in a row to said establishment, the service was less than stellar. After 15 minutes of sitting there with nary a drink offering, I went up to the counter and asked that someone be sent over to wait on us. Yes, the food at this place is great, which is why I go there in the first place. I’ve never had a meal there that I didn’t love, but to me, food isn’t the only component to a dining-out experience. Good service is a big deal to me — I’ve seen my mother wait on a packed dining room completely on her own and not only be friendly and courteous, but make every table feel like they’re the only ones there — so I know it can be done. If a restaurant wants to offer that kind of service. Good service should always be just as important to a restaurant owner as the freshest ingredient, especially these days, when diners can take their hard-earned money to the establishment next door, down the street or even the grocery store. Give me bad service once, shame on you. Give me bad service twice, shame on me. There won’t be a chance for a third. W

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 36 ciety (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. Lycoming County Historical Society Thomas T. Taber Museum (858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, 570.326.3326, www.lycoming.org/lchsmuseum) • Doll exhibit: through Jan. 27. Scranton Iron Furnaces (159 Cedar Ave., Scranton, www.anthracitemuseum.org) For guided tours, call Anthracite Heritage Museum at 570.963.4804 for schedule/fees.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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. Beauty Lies Within School of Pole Dance (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.793.5757, sl.beautylieswithin@gmail.com). Hours by appointment, free sample appointment. Call or e-mail for details. Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate Lessons, playing time for regular games and tournaments. Jewish Community Center (River Street, Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at 570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at 570.823.5957. 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.

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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.

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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 avail-

able 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. Jim Thorpe Arts in Motion (jtartsinmotion.com) • Classes at East Side Jim Thorpe location. Adults, children ranging from Music Together to belly dancing, yoga and Flirty Girl Fitness for adults. Zumbatomic (children’s Zumba) starts late fall. Jacqueline Hyde, classes in Burlesque, Cabaret Arts. Kiss Theatre Company (58 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org)

❏ Spring/Summer 2012 workshops: • Winnie the Pooh: Sat., 10 a.m.noon, starts Jan. 14. Ages 4-10. Performances in March. $250 + $50 admin fee. • Once on this Island: Mon., Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., starts Feb. 20. Ages 9-16. Performances in May. $300 + $50 admin fee. • Footloose: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts March 4. Ages 12-18. Performances in June. $300, $50 admin fee. • Frog And Toad: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon, starts April 28. Ages 4-10. Performances in July. $250 + $50 admin fee. • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: Workshop 1: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 10. Workshop 2: Mon., Thurs., 6-8:30 p.m., starts June 11. Performances in August. $300 + $50 admin fee. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info. Moscow Clayworks (moscowclayworks.com) • Focus on hand-building techniques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids, Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reservations required. • Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon.,

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For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info. • Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info. • African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m. Traditional African moves with jazz and hip-hop. $10, registration required, call 212.9644 or visit hipbodysoul.com for info.

ry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) • “Everybody’s Art” New Series of Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop members, $30 non-members. Preregistration required. • Rosen Method easy movement program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art gallery, $5/class, free to members. Must pre-register. • Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m. Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Preregistration required, groups welcome. For info, to register, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org. • Everhart Razzle Dazzle: Dec. 27-29, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. daily. $25/child. Songs, stories, puppets, museum activities, exploration. For info, call or e-mail education@everhart-museum.org.

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gasps of people uttering “ooooh” in unison. But the kids will love it. Throw on Michael Buble’s Christmas CD, and it’s a sentimental relaxing way to end a chaotic day. Normally, I’m perceived as more of a Grinch than say, the weeping father at the end of “It’s A Wonderful Life,” but even I have warm moments. Although as I reread what I have just written, I feel like I just turned into a chick. Oh, what the hell. It’s Christmas. People act differently. I even watch “Love Actually” every Christmas Eve. By the way, if you’ve never seen it, I think it’s the greatest Christmas movie ever! It’ll make you feel good. OK, that’s as much mush as you’re getting out of me. Merry Christmas to you and everyone in your life that matters. (Oh, and bah humbug, too!) W Hear Jeff and Amanda Bitch & Brag Fridays at 3:30 p.m. on 98.5 KRZ.

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Amanda’s Bitch After personally licking and sealing more than 100 envelopes over the weekend, I’ve got to know: Why hasn’t someone invented better tasting envelope glue? Yuck! We can send instant text messages to people across the globe, but we can’t find a better way to seal envelopes than moistening disgusting tasting glue? It just doesn’t make sense. Jeff and I design Christmas cards every year and send them to anyone and everyone that will send us their address. (E-mail your mailing address to JeffWalkerShow@985krz.com if you want to receive one!) Each year, they have a different theme, and we end up sending hundreds of them out. We split the message writing, labeling and envelopelicking duties. As I was dragging my tongue across envelope after envelope, I had to wonder why the heck it tastes SO freaking gross. I mean, really, I’ve tasted a glue stick before (don’t ask, scrap-booking incident), and those don’t taste nearly as bad. Envelope glue is so foul, it’s got to be toxic. Remember that “Seinfeld” episode where George bought cheap wedding invitations and his fiancee Susan died from licking the old, toxic envelope glue? It just can’t be good. I know there’s some sort of sponge you can wet the enve-


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• Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call 991.1817. Pocono Arts Council (18 N. Seventh St., Stroudsburg. 570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org) ❏ Ongoing Adult Classes • Oil Painting: Dec. 15, 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. • Acrylic Painting: Dec. 19, 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $110/members, $120/nonmembers, $90/serniors. Materials list provided. • Watercolor Painting: Dec. 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members, $80/ non-members, $60/seniors. Materials list provided. Private Voice Lessons Mon.Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in opera/classical/musical theater. Hour, half-hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info. Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day, evening classes for men, women, children. Ongoing classes 6 days/week. Covers sport, combat, self-defense aspects

of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit gracie-nepa.com or call 570.347.1107. 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 • Classes now forming for traditional Yang Style Tai-Chi:Taiji Qigong, Taiji Sequence, Taiji Stationary Pushing Hands, Taiji weapons, more. For info, contact Master Mark Seidel 570.249.1087. Something Special: (23 West Walnut Street Kingston, 570.540.6376, angietheartist@aol.com, www.angelademuroart.com) • MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Cartooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art of Japanese cartooning. 4-week session, supplies included: $60 per

child. Call or e-mail to register. 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 Bootcamp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing programs, striking for MMA & competition training, women’s-only kickboxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.

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

MIND AND BODY Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Classes: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat classes, stability ball core classes, more. Check website for updates. Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) ❏ Studio J, 2nd floor • Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff, Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5 • Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7 p.m. Ages 9-14, $5 • Tarot Card Readings, by appointment. $20 first half hour, $10 additional half hours. Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272) • PrivateYoga Instruction w/ certified senior Instructor of Himalayan Institute. 24 years experience. Learn

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Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available. Exhale Yoga Studio (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Forty Fort, behind Beer Deli in the “big brick building,â€? 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.

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.

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.

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month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info. Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com) • Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve. • Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5. 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 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.,

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Sandy Seyler Studio (House of Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St., Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyler.com) • Holiday Refresher: Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m. Revive body with simple restorative yoga stretches, relaxation, breath techniques. $20. Call to reserve. ❏ Dec. 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, 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. ❏ Jan. Schedule • Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat., 9:30 a.m. No class Jan. 2. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam, deep relaxation. $10. Just drop in. Check web calendar for weather cancellations. • Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 6 p.m. No class Jan. 2. Pranayam, mantra. $10. Just drop in. Check web calendar for weather cancellations. Sheri Pilates Studio (703 Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531) • Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m. $50/10 classes. • Equipment classes on reformer and tower: $150/10 classes. • Private training available on reformer, cadillac, stability chair, ladder barrel, cardiolates on rebounder. Call studio for additional mat class/ equipment class schedule, all classes taught by certified instructors. Spine & SportCare (Old Forge, 570.451.1122) • Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30 a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.; Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class, $45/5 classes. • Small Group Personal Training: Personalized program changes w/

every session, similar to P90X crossfit. All levels, call for details. Symmetry Studio (206 N. Main Avenue, 3rd Floor, Scranton, 570.290.7242) • Mon.: Gentle Yoga 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Tues.: Beginners Yoga 5 p.m.; Yoga Strength and Flexibility 6 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core Yoga 6:30 p.m. • Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30 p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m. • Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for registration details) • Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.; Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m. • Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m. Tarot Readings every Sun., 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton, located at Mall At Steamtown, first floor outside Bonton. By Whitney Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info: 570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Shambala on Facebook. Thetravelingyogi@yahoo.com Individual attention for physical/spiritual advancement. All levels welcome. Call 570.709.2406 for info. Classes held at The Studio at 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) Sat., 10:30 a.m.-noon. The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271,

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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 45 www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • The Ellen Doyle Dance Experience: Tues., 8-10 p.m., ft. strength training, cardio, stretching, dance warm-up classics. Free and open to the public, wear dance shoes/socks, bring yoga mat/water. Waering Stained Glass Studio (336 N. Washington St., WilkesBarre). • Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half hour, $10 additional. Appointment only. Call 570.417.5020. White Dragon Internal Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton, 570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, meditation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum, flowing water, inner tiger. Beginnersadvanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Private and group. Any ages. The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544) • Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. • Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m. Zumba Fitness Classes • Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Morgan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call 570.558.7293 for info. • Adult classes held at Fitwize 4 Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for info.

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Lackawanna Audubon Society • Scranton Christmas Bird Count: Dec.17, all day. Count tally, potluck supper, Dunmore Presbyterian Church, 6 p.m. Dinner contact: 570.342.0141. Info: 941.9851. • Annual Membership Meeting: Jan 15, 2:30 p.m., Anthracite Museum. Info, to bring photos to show: 570.586.8343. • Delaware River Eagle Watch: Jan. 21, meet I-84 rest stop, 8:30 a.m. or Milford Beach, 9 a.m. Info: 570.586.5156. • Eagle Watch Snow Date: Jan. 28 Nescopeck State Park (1137 Honey Hole Rd., Drums, 570.403.2006) All events free, unless noted otherwise. Reservations required. • Just For Kids: Craft & Story Hour: Dec. 17, 11 a.m. Depending on weather, may go outside for short walk, come prepared to do so. Registration required, call. Free. • Holiday Stress-Buster Hike: Dec. 18,

1 p.m. Easy 2-mile hike. Bring water, wear sturdy footwear. Registration required, call. Free. • New Year’s Hike with Audubon Society at Hickory Run State Park: Jan. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m., meet Union Pacific Caboose by White Haven Shopping Center. 3 miles. To register, call 570.474.5884. • Winter Trails Day: Snowshoeing for Beginners: Jan. 7, 9-10:30 a.m., meet Park Office. If not enough snow to snowshoe, program will be held indoors, cover basics of snowshoeing. Registration required, call. Free. • Winter Trails Day: Snowshoeing Hike: Jan. 7, 1-3 p.m., meet Park Office. 2 miles. If not enough snow to snowshoe, hike instead. Bring snowshoes or reserve when registering. Registration required, call. • Junior Bird Club: Eagle Watching: Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., meet Park Office. Ages 9+. Dress warmly, bring lunch, drink, snacks. One-time materials fee of $5 for new members. Registration required, call.

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. The Anthracite Hi-Railer’s Model Railroad Club (Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 & 502 in Daleville) • Christmas Train Display: Dec. 17, 1-5 p.m., Jan. 1, 7, 1-5 p.m., Bill’s Shop Rite Plaza (Rts. 435 & 502, Daleville). 500 sq. ft. O-Gauge modular layout features Lionel Legacy, MTH’s DCS control systems. Free, donations accepted: bathroom tissue, bath soap, facial tissues, laundry detergent, toothpaste, more to benefit North Pocono Dry Goods Pantry. Beehive Area Narcotics Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-Kingston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour phone line: 570.654.7755 or 1.866.935.4762. 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) • How to Keep Growing; Spirituality: 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. The NEPA Rainbow Alliance (www.gaynepa.com) • As part of the NEPA SafeZone Project, the NEPA RA is creating an “It Gets Better” video. Set to launch in Jan., the video features local representatives from the LGBT community, allies and more offering words of encouragement. To be a sponsor, e-mail itgetsbetter@gaynepa.com; to be in the video, visit gaynepa.com for details/application. 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. Suicide Bereavement Support Group First/Third Thurs. every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic Social Services (33 E. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118 ext. 307 for info. 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

sorry mom & dad By Justin Brown

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It's my birthday, and I can dance dirty

Justin’s 22nd birthday celebration at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles didn’t go quite as planned.

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here are two days out of every year that never seem to live up to expectation: New Year’s Eve and birthdays. For some reason, no matter how much effort is steered at making those nights an experience of epic proportions, they have a tendency to fall short and become an epic fail. Exhibit A: My 22nd birthday … After only a month of living together, my second roommate in Los Angeles decided to move in with his male lover so he didn’t have to pay rent. My friends from down the hall were helping me pack, and we decided to take a break and look through my roommate’s things. We stumbled upon a scrapbook of dinner theater productions he starred in back when he was a self-proclaimed child star in Colorado. Apparently, he beat out his town’s only Arab for the lead in “Aladdin.” After I saw the program from his performance in “Bunnicula,” a musical comedy about a vampire bunny, I decided I saw enough. “What do you think your next roommate is going to be like?” asked Suzy. The truth was I had no idea who my third roommate was going to be. I was actually having a birthday party that night with a guest list of several hopefuls I met on Roommate.com, figuring the candidate that could handle my actions best would be deemed my newest roomie. I found out

that wasn’t the best selective process. Once the candidates arrived for the party, we decided to walk around the corner to The Laugh Factory on Sunset Boulevard to see a comedy show. When the comic performing discovered it was my birthday, she asked to sing “Happy Birthday” to me. I told her only if she allowed me to come up on stage with her. As she started singing, I started grinding on her. However, I was so intoxicated that my dirty dancing quickly became just plain dirty, and I started dryhumping her really hard! Two security guards grabbed me from the stage and gave me one more chance after I kept screaming that it was my birthday. Ten minutes later they actually kicked me out because I wouldn’t stop applauding when nobody else was. After watching me make an ass of myself in public, the only candidate that still wanted to live with me was a group of kids that turned out to be even more of a disaster than me …. but that’s W another story!


POETIC Anthology Books (515 Center St., Scranton, above Outrageous, 570.341.1443, scranthology@gmail.com) All events free, unless otherwise noted. ❏ Book Groups • Scranton Interplanetary Literary Agency, a classic science fiction discussion group: 2nd Tues., 6:30 p.m. ❏ Writing Groups • Open writers group: Sat., noon led by KK Gordon and Leslee Clapp. Bring piece of original writing to discuss and critique. Arts Seen Gallery (21 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre) • Third Friday Poetry: Dec. 16, 8 p.m. Alexis Czencz Belluzzi, winner of Andrew James Purdy Prize in Fiction, MFA graduate of Hollins University Writing Program, reads from her chapbook “Practicing Distance.” Open reading will follow. Free, open to public. As The Agent Workshop Ollies Family restaurant, Edwardsville. $35. Discussion of publishing options, submissions tips, agent acquisitions, copyright policy, more. Twice/month. To reserve call 570.472.8231, e-mail infocus589@aol.com. Barnes & Noble Booksellers (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.4210) ❏ Signings: • Holiday Book Signing-Angela DeMuro: Dec. 17, 6 p.m. “Land of MU Bird” book series. Books, Milo and Rosie Mu bird plush toys for purchase. ❏ Special events: • Annual Holiday Book Drive: through Jan. 1. Books will be donated to West Pittston Library. For info, call.

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Barnes & Noble WilkesKing’s Booksellers (7 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700) ❏ Monthly Book Clubs, all 6:30-7:30 p.m. • Teens: third Mon. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Ages 14-18. • New Age: last Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m. • “The Slug Club,” an all-ages club about Harry Potter: first Wed., 6:307:30 p.m., led by Charles Moore. Costumes encouraged, not required. ❏ Children’s Events: • Young Readers Monthly Activity Night: first Thurs., 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500) • Writers Group Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. Celebrates all types of writing styles, formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to register. 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) • 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. Tribute Books events (291 West St., Eynon, 570.876.2416) • Book Signing: “If You Can Play Scranton: A Theatrical History, 18712010” by Nancy McDonald: Dec. 24, 11 a.m., Steamtown National Historic Site (150 S. Washington Ave., Scranton). Info: 570.340.5200.

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

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. • Sally Wiener Grotta & Niko J. Kallianiotis:” Jan. 6-28. Opening reception Jan. 6, 6-9 p.m. 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

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SPEAK & SEE, FROM PAGE 49 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. 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.

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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. 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. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “Artist Market:” Dec.17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. To register, call 877.3900. • “Biggest Art Christmas Party in Town:” through Dec. 31. W

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Weekender Correspondent SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Here’s my dilemma: There’s something wonderful about the way a hot tub can soothe beleaguered muscles after an intense workout — but the hot tub at my gym is kind of gross. So which outweighs the other? The grossness of the hot tub or the pleasure of a soak? This kind of quandary is strikingly similar to the one you’ll likely face this week. Of course, only you can figure out which side of the scale ultimately weighs more, but I hope that you, like me, will at least try to figure it out from firsthand experience. I won’t be able to decide, for example, until I know: Just how gross is it, and just how good does it feel? CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Comparing your life to a sitcom or fantasy version of life is only likely to make you feel bad. Yours isn’t so awful; it only sucks when you compare it to virtually unreachable realities (by anyone, not just you). Even though the holidays are the time when such comparisons seem almost unavoidable, you should train yourself out of those shitty mental habits. Focus instead on everything in your life that rocks, and build from there. And if there’s not a whole lot that’s great, just think how much better 2012 will be, than 2011 was. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) You like all things to be more or less reasonable, so when someone’s completely unreasonable and potentially irrational requests or demands come your way, you’re liable to shut down completely instead of, say, humoring them or seeking a compromise. I understand how you feel, but the problem is, many people just aren’t as downright reasonable and logical as you are. I suppose it’s fair for you to simply say, “Anyone who can’t rise to my level of discourse and negotiation can just go suck it,” but you’d be shutting many people out. Bend a little more than you strictly should, this week. Everyone will be happier for it — surprisingly, even you.

reasonable request for what it is, instead of cynically imagining it as the first of many demands you can never fulfill, and just accommodate it. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) Sometimes part of being there for someone is lending them an attentive, sympathetic ear, even if their stories are boring, lame or repetitious. (Of course, if they have no redeeming characteristics to offset their crappy anecdotes, then why are you hanging out with them at all?) However, most people put up with plenty, usually without complaint, to be your friend. Be kind enough to return the favor. Part of being a friend/lover is taking the good with the bad — and if the bad is just having to sit through some tedious talk, consider yourself very blessed. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) If you’re hunting for permission to do the thing you want to do, but really shouldn’t, you’ll certainly find it, if you look hard enough. Eventually, someone’s bound to say the thing you really want to hear, thereby magically canceling out all the other advice you received from everyone else. That, however, is seriously lame. Either (wo)man up and just do what you want to do, and to hell with the consequences, or buckle down and do what you know is right, forgetting this other thing for good. Seeking some flimsy outside validation is a cop-out; either way, don’t bother. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Just because someone else doesn’t understand or respect your worries or fears

doesn’t mean they aren’t real. Yes, according to logic, your anxieties are probably somewhat ridiculous — but so are everyone else’s. Fears are rarely rational and deserve compassion, not dismissal. If someone’s encouraging you to conquer your fears, that’s one (fairly wonderful, if uncomfortable) thing. If they’re telling you to “just get over it,” though, that’s quite another. Try to heed suggestions that might help you move on a little. However, tell the other jerks to suck it; their hypocrisy is not helping matters. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) Context is so important. What might be mean, over-the-top or completely inappropriate with one person or in one situation would be witty, funny or exciting in another. When we screw this up, it can be embarrassing (and, yes, funny, if only to others), but it happens to everyone, so all you can do is apologize as gracefully as possible and be patient while you wait for it to blow over. Meanwhile, don’t worry so much; putting your foot in your mouth can be more fun for the rest of us than you getting it right, so stop trying to be perfect and just go for it. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) You’re notoriously good at letting bygones be bygones. You’re really too lazy to sustain a grudge for long. Once something’s been resolved to your satisfaction (which usually doesn’t take much), you move on pretty completely. That’s not so true of others, though. Even when they say they’re over it, they’re not, always. Before you get all high and mighty, though, cut them a little slack for a while — not every-

VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) If you’re an interesting, open-minded person, you populate your life with many different kinds of people. That means that some of these people will not like, approve of or get along with each other, no matter how much they love you. This can be painful, when it’s people quite close to you who don’t see eye-to-eye (such as your parents and romantic partner), but most of these potential conflicts or uncomfortable situations can be avoided by being astute and realistic enough to recognize these potential pitfalls before they happen. It’s a wonderful thing to try to broaden people’s horizons a little, but it’s quite another to cultivate a social disaster. This week, be careful about crossing that line — you’re perilously close. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Pretty people enjoy perks those of us with more average looks don’t, often without even realizing it (“Isn’t everyone this nice to everyone?”). The downside of being attractive, however, is they’re not often challenged to develop actual skills that can help them out when their looks inevitably fade. Other advantages can also subtly discourage personal development (by making it less necessary); since Libras are often gifted with many natural talents (and frequently with beauty), you must constantly focus on developing yourself and evolving on your own, even when the world doesn’t present you with any pressing “need” to do so — lest when you do need such skills, you find yourself without. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) It’s not your job to mend emotional rifts caused by others, but if you can do it, why wouldn’t you? Sure, you’re well within your rights to simply stay out of it, but occasionally, butting your nose into someone else’s business is just what’s required to help them get over themselves and their stubborn, stupid issue. Since the people involved here are as obstinate as they get, and since you love them dearly, climb out on a limb and see if there’s anything you can do. Of course, you might just get a slap in the face and no thanks at all, but if you can help them patch things up, isn’t that worth the risk? W To contact Caeriel, e-mail sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) When you’re as flexible and accommodating as you are, you’ll encounter people who just push and push, simply to see how far you’ll go. They’ll never have enough, because it’s not about what you’ve already given, but how much more you might yet give. I can understand how such treatment might make you jaded, but that can work against you when you treat a mostly fair person like one of these pushy douches. Don’t let them poison you, though. Not everyone’s like that. This week, try to hear a

VANESSA HUDGENS December 14 1988 DON JOHNSON December 15 1949 FLO RIDA December 16 1979 MILLA JOVOVICH December 17 1975 BRAD PITT December 18 1963 ALYSSA MILANO (pictured) December 19 1972 PETER CRISS December 20 1945

one can bounce back as quickly as you, after all. However, at some point, enough’s enough. They need to forgive and truly forget, or you’ll help them — by disappearing.

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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

AUDI `05 A6

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4.4i. Silver, fully 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

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BUICK `05 LACROSSE

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

CADILLAC `04 DEVILLE Very good condition.

Northstar V-8. Dark red. Gray leather. Loaded. 1 owner. 24,000 miles. $8,500 570-814-7259

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

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

CHEVROLET `04 CORVETTE COUPE Torch red with

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

CHRYSLER `04 SEBRING

LXI CONVERTIBLE

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

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

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

FORD `07 MUSTANG

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

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EAGLE `95 TALON

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

FORD ‘02 MUSTANG

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

HONDA `07 ACCORD

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

HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S

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

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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

LEXUS `98 LS 400

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MAZDA `88 RX-7 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

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

VOLKSWAGEN ‘00 BEETLE

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2.0 automatic, air 67k miles $6400. 570-466-0999

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CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE $49,000

FORD ‘76 THUNDERBIRD All original $12,000

MERCEDES ‘76 450 SL $24,000

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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

MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR

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

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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 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

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

HYOSUNG `04 COMET

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

45,000 miles • 350 Rocket engine • Fender skirts • Always garaged

250. 157 Miles. Excellent Condition. $1,200. Call 570-256-7760

KAWASAKI ‘05 NINJA 500R. 3300

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

Will sell for $6,000 Serious inquires only 570690-0727

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‘96 HONDA

American Classic 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

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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

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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

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

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VOLVO ‘88 BIG TRUCK

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

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BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUS BARGAIN!!

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

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GMC `05 SAVANA

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

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FORD `04 EXPLORER

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

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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

MERCURY `07 MARINER One owner. Luxury

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

SUZUKI4x4. `03 XL-7 85K. Auto.

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

JEEP `02 GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

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

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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

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BOOKKEEPER The Target Shopper Magazine, Inc. and Positive Results Marketing, Inc. is looking for a qualified individual to handle its bookkeeping full time in their Old Forge, PA offices. Candidate will handle invoicing, accounts receivables, accounts payables and other duties directly related to the business department. Knowledge of Intuit Quickbooks is a MUST! Base salary of $22,100.00 plus bonus, benefits and corporate fitness membership. Please submit resume to prminc510@aol.com.

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BOOKKEEPER Part-Time or Full-Time

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-

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

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TONNEAU COVER new, Extang Trifecta fits ‘00-10 Toyota Tacoma $250. Weather Tech, new, vent- visors slid in door window, fits ‘00 to 10 Toyota Tacoma $40. 570-829-1048

Part-Time position: 16+ hours per week (flexible days/hours). Full-time position: 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday. Health Benefits offered. Job description: • Manage and process Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. • Manage and complete reconciliation of multiple bank and credit card accounts. • Process and email Excel spreadsheet reports. • Answer and forward customer phone calls. Requirements: • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Office. • At least one year of experience using Peachtree or Quickbooks. • Good grammar and communication skills.

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

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

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COLLECTIONS SPECIALIST

JOIN ONE OF THE TOP 500 HOME HEALTH AGENCIES IN THE COUNTRY VNA Home Health and Hospice is a rapidly growing communitybased home care provider. We care for the needs of the community residents by collaborating with other healthcare providers, offering patients primary treatment programs and disease management programs within the comfort and safety of their homes. Our Partners in Care culture allows healthcare professionals, such as yourself, the flexibility to work closely with the patient, their families and our professional care team to provide quality outcomes and excellent customer service. The following opportunities are currently available: Clinical Supervisor Home Health, Full Time Clinical Supervisor Hospice, Full Time Physical Therapist, PRN Certified Nurse Practitioner, Hospice PRN Personal Care Attendants, PRN Registered Nurse for Hospice Inpatient Unit, PRN Business Office Manager

Fanelli Brothers Trucking has established a new and increased driver pay package and an increased sign on bonus. Due to additional business, Fanelli Bros. Trucking Co. is adding both regional and local drivers to our Pottsville, PA terminal operation. Drivers are home most nights throughout the week. Drivers must have 2-3 years of OTR experience, acceptable MVR and pass a criminal background check. • .38 cpm for qualified drivers • $1,500 sign on bonus • Paid vacations and holidays • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance • 401K Plan

Contact Gary Potter at 570-544-3140, Ext. 156 or visit us at 1298 Keystone Blvd. • Pottsville, PA

Our comprehensive benefits package includes company provided medical, dental, vision, 401(k) and more. For more information and immediate consideration, please send your resume to the following:

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Local company located in Hazleton is seeking a full-time Collections Specialist in their expanding Credit Department. The ideal candidate will have to work 9:30 to 6pm, have experience making collection calls, resolving A/R disputes, and investigating deductions and chargebacks. This is a high visibility position that requires excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills. Professionalism and assertiveness are an absolute must. SAP experience a definite plus. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Qualified applicants should submit their resume and salary requirements by fax to HR Dept. 570-450-0231 or e-mail to donna.reimold@ forbo.com or mail To D. Reimold, Box 667 Hazleton, PA 18201.

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ELECTRICAL PROJECT MANAGER Electrical contractor seeking qualified Electrical Project Manager for commercial/industrial projects. Must have proven Project Management electrical experience and be able to: • Handle change orders and related paperwork; • Establish project schedules; • Create strong customer relations; and • Supervise and evaluate a crew of professionals. Computer knowledge (Microsoft Project, Word, Excel) required. Knowledge of current NEC, College Degree preferred. Competitive salary and benefit package available. Mail cover letter and resume to: c/o The Times Leader BOX 2860 15 N. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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OFFICE MANAGER

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.

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BUYING JUNK VEHICLES $300 AND UP

TEAM EFFORT CYCLE, DIVISION OF FRED SCHULER INC 1280 SANS SOUCI PKY, HANOVER TWP PA 18706 570-825-4581 Only ride an ATV that is right for your age. Supervise riders younger than 16. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders take a training course, and that they read and understand their owner’s manual before operation. For safety or training information, see your dealer or call the ATV Safety Institute at (800) 887-2887. ©2011 Arctic Cat Sales Inc., ® ™ Trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc., Thief River Falls, MN 56701.

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SUPPORT COACH

Full Time position supporting academic success for children and families. BA/BS required educational, bilingual background preferred. Excellent compensation, benefits, salary. Fax resume to: 570825-4746 or e-mail thogan@voapa.org EOE

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EXPERIENCED BODY SHOP AND PAINT TECHNICIAN Wanted to join our

highly motivated and detail-oriented team. Potential candidates are required to have a minimum of 5 years of experience. Possessing the knowledge, skills and ability to perform all types of Auto Body Repair and Paint Application is an absolute must. Waterborne Certification Preferred. We offer a generous benefits package that includes health insurance and 401k. Apply in person at Phil’s Auto Body 212 Phil’s Lane Tunkhannock, PA 18657 570-836-1160

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TRUCK DRIVER

Needed. Full Time Requirements: able to drive 20’ truck , 7 year clean driving record, PA medical card, motor vehicle report, must be able to work flexible hours, able to do physical work and lift over 60lbs., $10.00 per hour plus bonus. Apply at: U’SAgain Recycling 486 S. Empire St. Wilkes-Barre 570-270-2670

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CAREGIVERS/ HOMEMAKERS/HHA/CNA Homecare shifts available in Lackawanna and Luzerne County. Experience preferred - Will train. Apply: comfort keepers.com or 224 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Blvd. W-B Call: 570-970-7800

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Community Home Workers Full Time jobs are available to work with individuals with intellectual disabilities in a community home in the Ashley and Nuangola areas. Experience is helpful, paid training is provided. Valid drivers license is required. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671. Starting Salary is $8.85 + benefits Drug free workplace EOE

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office. Excellent benefits. Available immediately. Send resumes to: c/o The Times Leader Box 2865 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250.

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Now hiring part-time PERSONAL CARE AIDES for Luzerne/ Wyoming Counties. The successful candidates will be responsible for traveling home to home providing personal care. Are you willing to assist with bathing, light housekeeping and meal preparation? We provide travel time & a voluntary benefit package. Immediate need in Nanticoke, Berwick, Pittston & Wilkes-Barre. Leading home care provider in PA since 1987. Interested candidates should call 1-855-444-2037 to set up an interview. EOE.

PACKAGING SHIFT SUPERVISOR The Times Leader has an opening in the Packaging Department for a Full Time Shift Supervisor. The Packaging Department is responsible for insertion and packaging of our printed products with a primary goal of servicing our distribution operation. In this fast-paced environment, we strive to achieve superior deadline performance, high efficiency and good customer service through planning, organization, and staff development. The ideal candidate will have a high level of energy and enthusiasm. Some mechanical aptitude along with manufacturing process or inventory management experience is desirable. Good communication, problem solving, and computer skills are required. Must also have a sense of urgency and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team oriented manufacturing environment. This is a night shift position that offers plenty of opportunity for career development and advancement. We offer a salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package, medical, dental and more. Pre-employment drug screening and background check required. Interested candidates should send letter of interest, resume and salary history to:

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BARBIE Cinderella Doll, Springtime Barbie, Wedding Day Barbie. 3 for $10. Excellent Christmas gifts. 570-735-0191 POSTER, World War One, original in fair/ good condition in wood frame, “Duty Calls, 1917 E.G Renesch, Chicago” $100. 570-262-0708

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CHEST FREEZER 7 cu ft Frigidaire. Like New!! $95. 570-237-2464

FOOD PROCESSOR Bullet Express with juice, never used. paid $120 sell for $60. 570-288-8274 MICROWAVE, countertop Kenmore. white 1.2 cu ft 1200 watt, digital, good condition $30. 570-855-9221 MICROWAVE, good working condition, $15. (570) 825-9744 MIXER Kenmore stand mixer 400 watt with paddle, dough hook & whisk, red $150. 570-474-0863 or 570-309-5490 REFRIGERATOR Whirlpool, side by side, white, ice & water measures 70”Hx35.5”Wx33. 75”d. $575. 570-824-6533 SLICER Univex model 7512 12” knife, built in sharpener, very good condition. New $1,800. asking $600. 570-833-4495

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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.

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

Jobs

DALE EARNHARD #3 SR. JACKET, black, size XXL, made in USA, Front has “Dale Earnhard #3 Heartbeat of American” (with Chevy symbol) embroidered, also some embroidery on back. New condition, $45. DOLLS. (3) Porcelain. Heritage collectibles. Still in original package. $20 for all. 570-235-5216

BABY SWING, Rainforest by F. P. music, lights, mobile, like new $40. 855-9221 BABY WALKER Safety 1st Disney music & lights, height adjustable, almost new, $25. 570-735-6527 CLOTHING, 0-12 months, girls, $1-$5. 570-825-0569 CRIB, white, practically new $45 crib mattress excellent condition: $20. 570-301-8495

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LACE BOWS wedding white 24 for $12. 570-654-4440

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DOORS. Vintage. pocket w/hardware, $200, exterior, $100, 5 panel interior, $75. All solid. Hardware included. 570-902-5244

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Arts/Crafts/ Hobbies

CRAYOLA SHELF: Brand new in box with paints. Kids decorative type. $10. 570-283-0636

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

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DISHWASHER, Kenmore, portable, 2 years old, very good shape. $200 OBO. 570-468-9222

We offer an excellent salary and benefit package.

The Times Leader Human Resources Department 15 N. Main Street • Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711 ldaris@timesleader.com No Telephone Calls Please!

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REPLACEMENT WINDOW: New. Vinyl. Size: 28 3/4” x 58 3/4” Low E Argon Gas Thermo Pane. $125. 570-288-3189

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Cemetery Plots/Lots

MEMORIAL SHRINE CEMETERY 6 Plots Available

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

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MEMORIAL SHRINE LOTS FOR SALE

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

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CHRISTMAS TREES (2) ceramic 18” H $5 each.570-288-8274

724 Cellular Phones CELL PHONES, 2, LG Optimus Android, for Sprint, brand new, one is purple, other is dark grey, comes with charger, $50 for both. 570-704-9334

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KENNETH COLE Beige, size 6, hardly worn. $75. 570-855-5385 jACKET Aeropostale girls medium $25. 484-239-8507 JACKET, men’s black leather, never worn, tags on, size XL. $40. 735-6527

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JACKETS, leather, one small, one large, $50/each. Dolce Gabbana handbag $200. 570-654-4440 TOTE, pink/khaki, Andy Warhall Campbells soup, canvas, $10. WRISTLET, Vera Bradley, pink/aqua, $10. CAP, Ed Hardy, gold skull/dragon, $30. TOTE, grey quilted, Hollister, $7. PURSE, Ed Hardy, yellow canvas, large, rose & Ed Hardy print design, some stain. $10. PURSE, Ed Hardy, gold/bronze, leather rose & gold studded spider design, studs on strap, dust bag, great condition. $50. Items in like new condition unless otherwise noted. 570-696-3528

WEDDING GOWN size 9-10, used once, perserved in box. $50. 825-0569

WEDDING DRESSES, 20 new, 30 sleep wear & summer dresses, all for $550. 570 793-8158

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FABRICATION COORDINATOR Sapa Extruder, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer in extruded aluminum is looking for a third shift Fabrication coordinator. This supervisory position entails direction of machine operators and related production operations, along with driving continuous improvement initiatives within the Fabrication Division. A thorough knowledge of Fabrication equipment and operations, precision measuring instruments, drawings, and specifications are required. Applicants must have five years experience in Fabrication or related supervisory position. Qualified applicants should submit resume with salary requirements to:

Teresa.mandzak@sapagroup.com

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Computer Equipment & Software

DESKTOPS/ TOWERS: All refurbished, all XP or 7, all office, all AV & more. Includes keyboard/mouse/monitor. FREE DELIVERY! all $75-$135 LAPTOPS!: All refurbished, all XP or 7, all office, WIFI, all AV & more. Includes NEW LAPTOP BAG. FREE DELIVERY! ALL LOADED. $185 570-862-2236

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AB LOUNGER Ultra, never used $50. 570-288-8274 EXERCISE EQUIPMENT 4 pieces, as seen on TV all for $40. 570-824-0248

HOME GYM Implex Image 4.0, new condition. $25 570-655-8056 TREADMILL $150. 570-212-2902

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• Strong People Oriented Leadership skills • Excellent Communication skills • Drive and determination • Sound decision making and problem solving •Desire for personal and professional growth As an employee with GAD, you will be provided with the following: • Aggressive compensation • On-going performance evaluations • Competitive medical, dental and vision benefits • Educational Assistance • Generous employee referral program • Flexible work schedules • Opportunities for advancement

COUCH and CHAIR, Victorian, beige with floral design. $2,200. COUCH, sectional, chocolate. $1,800. OBO. Both like new. 570-822-7884 LOVE SEAT, new condition, $165. 570-822-3082 MATTRESS/ BOX SPRING: Brand New. PillowTop Queen Mattress and Box Spring! Still in bags! Must sell! $150. 570-280-9628 SCHOOL DESK, $15. 570-825-5847 SECTIONAL: With ottoman. Beige, some leather. Excellent condition. 4 years old. Asking $600. 570-283-0636 SOFA Berkline, double reclining, excellent condition $400. 570-655-1508 TRUNDLE BED, complete set, Iron, $50. 570-779-5416

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JEWELRY Armoire, flip top with mirror, 3 drawers, side storage, oak finish. $20. 570- 430-9231

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ELECTRIC STOVE HEATER: Used 2 or 3 times only. In excellent condition. $65. 570-855-8357 FURNACE HOT WATER SYSTEM, 90,000 BTU natural gas circulating pump & controls. $150. 570-573-1322 HEATER, Eden Pure Gen 3, Model 1000, used 1 season.Cost $397 new, selling for $200 firm. 570-472-3920 HEATER, electric, portable, $20. 570-825-5847 HEATER. Hot water. Gas, 40 gallon tank. GE, 2 years old. $150 firm. 570-7791215 after 6pm

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Furniture & Accessories

TREADMILL, electric, $250. AbLounge, $50. AbDoer Chair, $50. 570-779-5416

HEATER: Edenpure Infrared $200. 484-239-8507

We are looking for individuals with the hunger to move your career to the next level! Candidates should exhibit the following behaviors:

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ANTIQUE CEDAR CHEST. Made in PA. Good condition. $55. 570-417-1646 BED FRAME, queen, tubular steel head & foot board, $200. SHELVING, Medal, 3 shelves, $5. (570) 654-4440 COFFEE TABLE, 39” square, walnut with glass top. $25. 570-430-9231 Entertainment Center, FREE, real wood walnut finish, 79”W, 61”H, 24”D. 570-735-6542 HEADBOARD, oak twin, $50. Oak night stand $50. 570-825-0569

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CONCRETE MIXER $150. Chipper $200. Lawn Boy LM $100. Wagner Paint Sprayer $100. Sidewalk Edger (Gas) $50. 570-822-4751 SNOW BLOWER Toro, electric start, runs great, used very little $125. 570-825-3371

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POWER CHAIR Jazzy Select, $500. 570-829-2411 TENS UNIT: (DYNEX II) Neurostimulator; all necessary equipment included. $100. 570-829-1611

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570-574-1275 CHINA CABINET $50. 570-288-8274

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COFFEE URN, 55 cups, Farberware, needs stem, $25. DINNERWARE, 64 piece set, $35. RUGS, braided, reversible, 3 sizes, $35. 570-654-4440

YEARBOOKS Old Forge H.S. 1975, 1977-1983; 19871994; 1996-1997; 2005-2006; 2010. $20 each. Only 1 available per year. 570-457-9389

TV, 30” Quasar Console with convertor box, 14” Orion TV, both work fine, $50. Must take all 3 items. 570-718-0187

DISHES: Service for 16, creamer, sugar, salt & pepper, butter dish. Service may be split $75 570-868-3866

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DRIVN’PLOW snow plow for cars/vans $150. Ladies ice skates size 6 $5. TV Teddy & 6 videos $20. Rice cooker $4 Incredible Hulk Tray $3. 570-696-3368

Musical Instruments

ALTO SAXOPHONE: Selmer AS500 with case. Like new. $475.00. 570-574-2853 PA Speakers, pair, Kustom KPC 10’s, mint condition. $90. firm. 570-574-8254

FREE AD POLICY

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. GUITAR, electric Oscar Schmidt, red, includes gig bag, amp & cord, like new, 125 for all. 570-823-3835 MODEL TRAIN display case 5 shelves 4 sliding glass doors 30 x 96 wall mount custom made excellent condition $450. 570-261-161 PAINTBALL GUN 98 custom tippman, 3 co2 tanks, cleaning kit, belt, 3000 paintballs. $100. 570-430-9231

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TYPEWRITER $80. 5 drawer file cabinet, side to side drawers, new $950 sell $450. 280-2472

776 Sporting Goods ANTIQUE POOL TABLE: $700.00 or best offer. Call 570-208-3888 BINOCULARS. Lafayette, zoom, field, 5.5 degrees at 12x with case. Good condition. Bausch and Lomb, works, but in rough condition. $20 for both. 570-235-5216 SKIS/SKI BOOTS/ SKI POLES: SKISRossignol Rebel 177 with Salomon Series 7 bindings. $65. SKI BOOTSSalomon Optima 8.1 Exp. Mens size 8 $30. SKI POLES- $5. All items in very good condition. 570-287-1025 SNOWBOARD, Burton, Dominate 151 with Burton step in bindings, size 10 Burton boots, excellent condition, $280. 570-883-2785

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TELEVISION: 13” Color Magnavox TV. Great picture. $20. 570-288-7905 TV Sony Trinitron 36” HD ready, flat front, tube. Very good condition. $50. 570-855-9221

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Video Game Systems/Games

SLIM PLAY STATION 3, 2 wireless controllers, 2 games, 1 bluray movie, $250. 570-288-3352

796 Wanted to Buy Merchandise

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

Televisions/ Accessories

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PET SITTING in your home! Also offer mid-day walks while you are at work. Reasonable rates! Call for more information: 570592-5362 or email: petsittertech@ gmail.com

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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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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

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

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 12pm-5pm

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

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TOTAL BEAUTY 1 ACRE- PRIVACY Beautiful ranch 2

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

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DALLAS

$600/mos + utilities. A 1 bedroom Studio, near Misericordia University. Security due at signing of lease. Private driveway. Call Bill Call (570) 690-2170

DALLAS

 Large 3 bedroom 2nd floor. No pets. Off street parking. Call Joe 570-881-2517

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DALLAS 2396 Lower Demunds Road 2nd floor. 2 bedroom+ spare room, large living room and kitchen. Laundry room, upper back deck with yard. Off street parking. Tenant pays utilities and garbage. First, last, security. $550/mo 570-956-7571

DUMORE

Two bedroom 1 bathroom apartment on Apple St. $600/month + utilities. Available 1/15. (570) 815-5334

FORTY FORT

1 bedroom, excellent location, newly remodeled. Sunken living room. Oak floors kitchen and bath and w/w. Incl. fridge, stove, dishwasher. Coinop laundry in building. Off street parking. $750 includes all utilities. No smoking 570-779-4609 or 570-407-3991

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KINGSTON

Attractive / quiet neighborhood near Kingston Pool. Charming 2 bedrooms + sunroom, oak kitchen, dishwasher, fridge, disposal, washer/ dryer, a/c, basement, garage. Water & Sewer included. No pets. $575 + gas/electric, security, references & lease. 570-466-8041

KINGSTON

Private garage & ultra modern state of the art apartment with washer/dryer, air, new carpeting $730 + utilities. 570-881-4993

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

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

NANTICOKE

Very clean, nice, 2 bedroom. Water, sewer, stove, fridge, Garbage collection fee included. W/d availability. Large rooms. Security, $535/mo. 570-736-3125

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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 Large 2 bedroom,

eat-in kitchen, off street parking for 4 cars, small pets ok, large fenced in yard. $600/month includes water & sewer. Security required. Call Tom at 570-574-6261

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

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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 SOUTH SECURE BUILDINGS

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1st floor, Very large 1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, eat-in kitchen with appliances, $420 + security, no pets. Water included. Tenant pays gas & electric. Call 570-814-1356

WILKES-BARRE NORTH

815 N Washington Street, Rear 1 bedroom, wall to wall carpet, new paint & flooring, eat in kitchen with appliances, enclosed front & back porch, laundry facilities. heat, hot water and cable included. $520 + electric & security. No pets. Call 570-814-1356

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KINGSTON

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LARKSVILLE

3 bedrooms, 6 rooms, Cherry cabinets, island, yard. Sewer, garbage included. Section 8 okay. $675 plus security. 570-262-0540

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

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paint, new hardwood/tile/carpet, gas heat, new bath. Includes stove and fridge. $695/month plus utilities, security deposit and references Call Scott 570-714-2431 Ext. 137

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NANTICOKE

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WILKES-BARRE 176 Charles St

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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. 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 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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