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“When (former coworker) Tiffany told a cop, “Um, I am on the phone.”

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My family, as Mom likes to say, “doesn’t do parks, picnics or parades.” We were never much for hitting up state parks, even though we lived just a stone’s throw away from Frances Slocum State Park. When we cooked out, which we did often, we ate inside using real dishes and utensils. Needless to say, I grew up never caring much for parades of any variety, even when I was in them. Especially when I was in them, actually. I think you’ll agree with me when I say most parades are just too damn long. And, unless one of the huge Macy’s floats breaks off and heads to the moon, parades are usually about as exciting as watching paint dry. It wasn’t until I started working here that I realized just how momentous an occasion the St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in Scranton. After my first foray into the masses back in 2006, I was hooked. It’s messy, it’s raucous, and it’s a whole lot of fun. So much so, in fact, I start getting giddy as soon as I flip my calendar over from February. Compared to that first year, I’ve seen Wilkes-Barre’s parade,

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held the Sunday after Scranton’s, grow immensely, which has been great. It’s quite a site to see thousands upon thousands of Irish-for-the-day locals lining the streets of Wilkes-Barre every Sunday before March 17. Noelle Vetrosky, who wrote this week’s cover story, delves into what goes on behind the scenes of parade day. She talked to organizers, bar owners, bartenders and more to find out how they keep the funloving crowd in line and what survival tips they could offer to those that might revel just a tad too much. The St. Pat’s theme doesn’t just stop with the cover story; this week’s Style Files has suggestions for dressing in your green-hued best, and we have a CD review of the latest Dropkick Murphys album. Whatever you do, or don’t do this parade day, allow me to be the first to say ‘top o’ the mornin’ to ya.’ Thanks for reading! -- Nikki M. Mascali Weekender Editor Contact us letters@theweekender.com

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EYES IN THE BACK OF HIS HEAD New York University arts professor Wafaa Bilal had his camera surgically removed in February — the one that was implanted in the back of his skull in November to record, at 60-second intervals, the places he had left behind (beamed to and archived by a museum in Qatar). The camera had been mounted under his skin, braced by three titanium posts, but his body very painfully rejected one of the posts, and his temporary solution is to merely tie the camera to the back of his neck (even though that work-around is unsatisfactory to him because it represents a lesspersonal “commitment” to the art). In the future, he said, communication devices like his will routinely be part of our bodies.

SCIENCE ON THE CUTTING EDGE -- “You’re not going to like this,” warned NPR’s Robert Krulwich, about to deliver a February story about visionary robotics developers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau, who created a carnivorous clock, supposedly able to power itself for 12 days merely on the carcasses of 12 dead houseflies (which the clock traps with fly paper and then mechanically razors in two). The pair also showed a prototype of a coffee table that catches mice by luring them up the table legs with cheese into a hole in the center, where they are guillotined. Auger and Loizeau said their creations are just extensions of TV nature programs showing animals hunting in the wild, but Krulwich fretted about the dangers inherent in “giving robots a taste for (meat).” -- Scientists have long observed male capuchin monkeys urinating on their hands and then rubbing down their bodies, but researchers

were unclear about the purpose (whether for identification, or threat-prevention, or mating) — until a recent issue of the American Journal of Primatology. Dr. Kimberly Phillips and colleagues found that the practice helps clarify mating priorities, in that, first, males rub down promptly after being solicited by females in heat, and second, based on MRI scans of capuchins’ brains, female mating activity is triggered only by adults’ urine. THE CONTINUING CRISIS In May 2008, classroom disrupter Alex Barton, 5, was finally made by his teacher at Morningside Elementary kindergarten in St. Lucie County, Fla., to sit down and listen to the accumulated complaints of his classmates, who then were asked to vote on asking Alex to leave the class. (He lost, 14-2.) Shortly afterward, Alex was diagnosed with a form of autism, and his mother filed a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, citing Alex’s “humiliation” by the voting incident. A settlement was reached in February 2011 when the school district agreed to pay Alex $350,000 (which included legal expenses). Said Ms. Barton, “Money can’t take care of what (the school district) did to my family.” FINE POINTS OF THE LAW Lawyer Terry Watkins admitted to a judge in Faribault, Minn., in February that his client William Melchert-Dinkel did things that were “abhorrent,” “sick” and “creepy,” but that doesn’t make him a criminal. Melchert-Dinkel has been charged with two felonies for counseling depressed people online on the techniques and virtues of suicide (for example, recommending positioning for a noose to a Briton who hanged himself three days later). (A judge’s decision was pending at press time.)

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THE ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT -- Till Krautkraemer’s New York City beverage company MeatWater creates dozens of flavors of water for the upscale market of hearty gourmets who would like their daily salads, shellfish or goulash from a bottle instead of from a plate. Among his new flavors introduced in January, according to an AOL News report, were poached salmon salad water and a Caribbean shrimp salad water that can double as a vodka mixer. Old standbys include Peking duck water, tandoori chicken water, bangers ‘n’ mash water, and Krautkraemer’s favorite, German sauerbraten water. -- Sell What You Know: In December, a company in eastern Ukraine (a country known for hard drinking) announced a “drinking buddy” service in which, for the equivalent of about $18, it would supply a barroom companion for the evening, “qualified” to discuss politics, sports, women, etc., and even to offer psychological counseling if appropriate. -- Not Your Father’s Scotch: (1) The Panamanian company Scottish Spirits recently introduced a straight Scotch whisky in 12ounce cans, for a market of mobile drinkers who prefer not to invest in a whole bottle. The international Scotch whisky trade association expressed alarm. (2)

At Clive’s, of Victoria, British Columbia, Glenfiddich Scotch whisky is only one ingredient in the signature cocktail “Cold Night In,” which, according to a January New York Times review, combines “molecular mixology” and comfort food. An especially buttery grilled-cheese sandwich is soaked overnight in the Scotch, along with Mt. Gay rum and Lillet Blanc wine. Following a brief freeze to congeal any remaining fat, and double-straining, it is ready to serve — with a celery stick and other garnishments. -- “Vulva Original,” from a German company, VivaEros, is the “scent of a beautiful woman,” reported in Harper’s magazine in August 2010, and selling as a fragrance concentrate for the equivalent of about $35 for a small roll-on container. (Its promotional video is of a lavishly photographed gym scene, with a handsome male, observing a beautiful female working out on a stationary bike, followed afterward by the male’s gently sniffing the seat.) “The female smell of intimacy,” promised VivaEros, “triggers sexual attraction and desire,” which men can address “more intensely during selfstimulation.”

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The cover of Medicyne’s new EP ‘Look At Yourself.’

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hen the local hard-rock band Medicyne writes songs, they are sometimes inspired by a sense of empathy. Though the music is edgy and anchored by driving instrumentation, it also comes with a sense of melody and, lyrically, thoughtfulness. Case in point: The track “Take You Away,” from the group’s new EP, “Look At Yourself.” “One of our good friends found somebody that he was destined to be with,” says Medicyne vocalist and guitarist Lou Lamoreaux. “We saw a change in him, and he was happy for the first time in a long time. And then he lost that person in a car accident. It was just totally unexplained with no specific reason for it. And the song is completely about that, and trying to relate to it. I’ve lost people in my life that I’ve been close with, and it’s something you can’t explain. And sometimes, it just changes you into somebody different. The song is kind of an ode to that situation, and it also helped me grieve some of the losses that I’ve had.” Medicyne was formed five

years ago and was originally a five-piece unit. In addition to Lamoreaux, the band features Jamie Oliver on bass and vocals and Shawn Modzelewski on drums and percussion. Lamoreaux, though an original member, did not take over on vocals until the group’s original singer left a few years ago. The new EP, the group’s third release, is the follow-up to its self-titled debut EP and “Visions,” which was a full-length album. It was recorded at The Bassment, Lamoreaux’s home studio, and was mastered at SI Studios in Old Forge. Tracks include “Déjà Vu,” “The Reasons Why” and “Let It Go.” It is now available on iTunes, Amazon and other digital outlets. It will also be at Gallery of Sound stores later this month. Lamoreaux names Pink Floyd, Tool, Alice In Chains, Nirvana, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Radiohead as influences. “It’s very eclectic and all over the board,” he says, adding that the core of all of the band’s influences is music with a driving groove. “We connect to it. I

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would be hard pressed to create a character more real than the Dropkick Murphys have with this album. Connoisseurs of cheese and wine use the phrase “gets better with age;” music fans would often like to say the same thing, but it’s rarely true. However, fans “Going Out In Style.” With every of the Dropkick Murphys would Working-class heroes the bit of energy that the band has Dropkick Murphys recently be right in saying so, and “Going had on their previous releases, released “Going Out In Out In Style” is another step tracks like “Hang ’Em High,” Style,” giving fans even more forward for a band that shows no “Deeds Not Words,” “Take ’Em sign of slowing down anytime to celebrate this coming St. Down,” and “Sunday Hardcore soon. While hardly the only artist Patrick’s Day. With 13 songs Matinee” are the kind of fist-in- to mix punk rock with Irishtotaling just over 45 minutes, the-air anthems that appeal to the album tells the life story of inspired folk, none of their peers anyone who has ever tried his or can come close to the way that fictional character Cornelius Larkin, an Irish immigrant whose her best but still comes up short the Dropkick Murphys can be in the end. On the other hand, adventures with love, loss, and superstars while at the same time a never-say-die spirit in the face songs like “Cruel” and “Peg O’ still being every bit as down-toMy Heart” (with backing vocals earth as your local neighborhood of adversity have an almost by another great storyteller: universal appeal. pub band, inspiring all to raise a One of the Dropkick Murphy’s Bruce Springsteen) show off the glass and sing along.. greatest talents has always been band’s softer, more emotional side. Characters with flaws will their ability to use their songs ultimately be more believable to tell a good story, and they -- Michael Irwin and real for the listener, and one continue with that tradition on Weekender Correspondent

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No one-hit wonder For some, Edwyn Collins maybe be best known for his sexy 1994 single, “A Girl Like You,” which was featured in movies like “Empire Records” and “The Secretary.” Luckily, one song does not make a career, and the Scot who once fronted post-punk outfit Orange Juice recently released his seventh solo album, “Losing Sleep.” The 12-songs easily blend Collins’ punk past with mellower sounds. The title track offers a vibrant start with great backing “ooh oohs,” a merry vibraphone

and festive trumpet. Collins ponders his place in the punky “What Is My Role?”, which has the singer confessing, “I don’t feel as close to God as you do every day.” The highlight “Do It Again” has funky Moog synth and Wurlitzer organ, plus Alex Kapranos and Nick McCarthy of Franz Ferdinand; the two co-wrote the song with Collins and provide guitar, Moog, organ and vocals. “Humble” has great rhythm and superb piano by Carwyn Ellis and precedes the uplifting “Come Tomorrow, Come Today.” “I Still Believe In You” has a garage vibe and guest vocals by Jonathan Pierce, who lends a Mick Jagger-like cadence. “When I’m alone, I miss you/ Back at my house, I don’t, yet,” Collins declares. The bluesy “Over The Hill” has throaty bass, tinkling vibraphone and an airy feel despite some heavy lyrical declarations: “In my world of darkness, nothing’s changed/ In all my confusion, it’s all still the same.” The album ends with the serene and simplistic “All My Days” and the mellow “Searching For The Truth,” which has just Collins’ voice and harmonica and Ellis’ guitar. “Losing Sleep” is a fine display of Collins’ musicality, something that reaches far beyond his 17-year-old smash hit.

Quietdrive “Quietdrive”

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Quietdrive is band that has had many ups and downs in its career. It had a Top 25 radio hit when it covered Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time,” then hit a few bumps in the road since that 2007 success. Now, Quietdrive is back with a new sound, a new lineup and a new selftitled album. Quietdrive dropped the emo tag and turned into more of a pop-rock band on most of the album. The exception -- Nikki M. Mascali is opening track “American Jeans.” Weekender Editor It can be considered hip-hop with its

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fun backbeat that frontman Kevin Truckenmiller belts out his love for music to. “Way Out” is where guitar player Justin Bonhiver’s guitar riffs really start to grab your attention. With a punching lick underneath the chorus, Truckenmiller is able to make his lyrics of wanting out of his life fit just perfectly. The real gem on the album comes midway with “C’est la Vie.” This tune is a radio-friendly, modern-rock driven anthem that tells the story of a couple trying to survive while one chases their dreams. You may find yourself singing along as Truckenmiller sings, “If we’re going down now, then we’re going down together.” The band then slows things down with an acoustic track that changes pace with a female duet. “Birthday” and “It Says A Lot,” two of the shorter songs on the album, are good window-down, summer songs that are fast paced and perfect to bop your head with. Overall the album captures a slightly different feel to Quietdrive’s past recording, and it’s for the better. Fans old and new will have no problem finding a track to get their heart racing. -- Matt Morgis Weekender Intern

Top 10 Local Albums

1. Dropkick Murphys: “Going Out In Style” 2. Pink: “Greatest Hits – So Far” 3. Aaron Lewis: “Town Line” 4. Eminem: “Recovery” 5. My Darkest Days: “My Darkest Days” 6. Rev Theory: “Justice”

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“I can’t believe all of the high-end professionals in the music industry that are donating their time for this.”

‘Keep On Keepin’ On’ benefits 16-year-old with cancer By Matt Morgis Weekender Intern

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lmost everyone has been put into a situation where they feel the need to stand up and take control. Sometimes it can be as simple as holding a door open for the person behind you in a store or letting someone out in front of you while driving, but sometimes it is a much larger circumstance. Cyndi VanGilder put together a huge event that will take place Sunday afternoon at the Sherman Theater. The event? An arts-and-music festival benefiting Elisabeth Campanelli, a local 16 year old suffering with a cancerous brain tumor. “I just really felt like I needed to do something for the family,” VanGilder said about the event. “I’ve been friends with the family for over 10 years. I felt like I needed to do something to help them and make the public more aware about cancer and cancer research.” VanGilder does have experience with putting events together. Back in 2008, she was involved with organizing the first benefit for Campanelli, but now she has taken things to a new level by booking bands that are local favorites and some that have national attention. Juggling Suns, Brianna Storm, Cabinet,

Event organizer Cyndi VanGilder

Keep on Keepin’ On benefits Elisabeth Campanelli, above. Liquid Sunshine, The Backwoods Experiment and High Strung will be the musical acts performing and a silent auction will be held for people in attendance to bid on artwork and musical instruments. Proceeds from tickets and the auction will all be deposited towards Elizabeth’s care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. VanGilder, a huge music fan herself, made all the connections she needed by traveling to music festivals all over the region. She met everyone from the artists to the production team and soon found it possible to make the event — deemed “Keep On Keepin’ On” — happen. “From being a fan of traveling and music, I got to know all of the members of these acts as individuals,” she said. “I contacted them, and before I could finish asking if they would play a cancer benefit the answer was yes. After about three days I had a full lineup, and everything else was set it stone within two weeks. ... It

was really a 1-2-3 deal.” VanGilder did not want to stop there. After securing the bands, she wanted to mix things up and make this benefit even bigger. “I wanted to make it different,” VanGilder explained. “I love the arts as much as music; paintings, glasswork, photography, etc. I started to call my vendor friends that I’ve come to know at these festivals, and everyone was willing to donate. And that’s how the silent auction came about.” The event is all-ages and VanGilder states that although it is centered around music, it’s an “event for the entire family to enjoy.” The benefit in 2008 drew about 600 people, and VanGilder is hoping to see a similar turn out this year. Brianna Storm will be taking the stage as will a member from Railroad Earth, which frequently plays the Sherman Theater; the light show will be done by Andy Water who handles the shows for Further. “Groovin’ Lumen’s is going to be doing an after-party for Further in New York City before the show,” VanGilder said. “I can’t believe all of the highend professionals in the music industry that are donating their time for this.” VanGilder also said Campanelli’s family has been extremely astounded. “They are extremely overwhelmed and thrilled with the response. They really can’t believe all of the people that have jumped on board to help their daughter. I’m so grateful to be friends with them.” W Keep On Keepin’ On Benefit, Sun., March 13, 7 p.m., Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). Tickets: $10 Info: shermantheater.com

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Liquid Sunshine, above, is one of the bands on the benefit’s bill.

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CAESARS POCONO RESORTS

1.877.800.5380 www.CPResorts.com Real Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute): March 11-12 New York’s Funniest: March 25-26 Hotel California (Eagles tribute): April 9 Phil Vassar: April 10 Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): April 15-16 Stayin’ Alive (Bee Gees tribute) The Village People: May 15

THE CRIMSON LION HOOKAH LOUNGE

37 E. South St., Wilkes-Barre Eww Yaboo / Langor: March 20, 8 p.m., $5, all ages Mountains / Mascara: April 3, 8 p.m., $5, all ages MV & EE ft. Mick Flower: April 10, 8 p.m., $5, all ages

ELEANOR RIGBY’S

603 Route 6, Jermyn www.myspace.com/eleanorrigbys Senses Fail: March 10, 7 p.m. Signum A.D.: March 11, 6 p.m. ENDER / Demolisher: March 15, 6 p.m. Doubledealer: March 19, 6 p.m. Tigers Jaw: March 25, 6:30 p.m. Conscious Pilot: March 26, 8 p.m. Freshman 15 / Testings for Echo: March 27, 4 p.m. The Bouncing Souls: April 1, 7:30 p.m. The Word Alive / Upon A Burning Body: April 2, 5:30 p.m. Bad Bromance: April 9, 6:30 p.m. Lionheart / Legend / Monsters: April 13, 5 p.m. Hundredth / Venia / Counterparts / Knuckle Up!: April 17, 5:30 p.m. BADFISH (Sublime Tribute): April 21, 6 p.m. Breathe Carolina: April 25, 6 p.m. Gallagher: May 7, 8 p.m. Hit the Lights / YMAEWK: May 8, 6 p.m. Kill The Coward: May 14, 6 p.m.

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352 Adams Ave., Scranton Daniel Higgs / The Skull Defekts / Zomes: April 6, 7:30 p.m., cost TBA, all ages Record Store Day: April 16 Lee Corey Oswald: April 28, 8 p.m., cost TBA, all ages

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre

Phone: 570.826.1100 Gabriel Iglesias: March 13, 7 p.m., $36 The Temptations: March 19, 7:30 p.m., cost TBA NEPA Philharmonic: March 25, $10$60 “Monsters of Comedy” with Ralphie May & Jim Breuer: March 26, 8 p.m., $40.10 Madeline and the Bad Hat: March 30, $6.50 Firefall / Poco / Pure Prairie League: April 7, 7:30 p.m., $32-$42 Disney’s Imagination Movers: April 9, 1:30 & 4:30 p.m., $20-$34 Larry King: April 15, 8 p.m., $45-$65 NEPA Philharmonic Season Finale: May 6, 8 p.m.

THE HIVE

1307 Park Ave., Williamsport, Phone: www.thehivepa.com Delusions / From Atlantis / Thoughts In Reverse / Annihilus / Where There’s A Will / Empyreal: March 10, 6 p.m., $10 Venia / Dead Icons / Ill Intent / Terrible Minds / Fight With Honor / Ghostwalk: March 23, 6 p.m., $10 August Burns Red / Set Your Goals / Texas In July / An Early Ending / My Heart To Fear: March 29, 6 p.m., $20 advance, $25 at door Weight of the Crown / The Greenery / Terrible Minds / Dead And Dreaming / Blackwater / The Teeth: April 19, 6 p.m., $10

KINGSTON ARMORY

280 Market St. Kingston Yellowcard / We The Kings: March 18, 7-11:30 p.m., created by the Wilkes University Programming Board. Students $10, alumni/faculty $15, public $20. (2 student tickets per Wilkes ID)

MAUCH CHUNK OPERA HOUSE

14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, 570.325.0249, www.jtams.net The Glengarry Bhoys: March 11, 8:30 p.m., $26 Tartan Terrors: March 12, 8:30 p.m., $35 Childhoods End (Pink Floyd tribute): March 26, 8:30 p.m., $23 Willy Porter: April 9, 8:30, $23

MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.

Monster Jam: March 11-13, TIMES VARY, $34.30-$49.75 Larry the Cable Guy: April 14, 7:30 p.m. Elton John: April 22, 8 p.m., $29-$139 Avenged Sevenfold / Three Days Grace / Sevendust: April 29, 7 p.m., $25-$44.75

MOUNT AIRY CASINO RESORT

44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono Phone: 877.682.4791 www.mountairycasino.com Edwin McCain: March 26, 9 p.m., Gypsies, $25-$40 via 866.468.7619 or mountairycasino.com Jim Florentine: April 30, 9 p.m., $15, Gypsies

THE NAKED GRAPE

15 N. River St., Plains Twp. 570.821.9825 Joe Herbert & The Mad Amalgamation: March 18, 9 p.m., no cover

PENN’S PEAK

325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe 866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com. Arrival – The Music of ABBA: March 11, 8 p.m., $30.75-$36.50 Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): March 12, 8 p.m., $17 Loretta Lynn: March 19, 8 p.m., $38$48 Thin Lizzy: March 24, 8 p.m., $35.75$40.75 Slaughter / Jani Lane: March 25, 8 p.m., $32 Molly Hatchet / Blackfoot: March 26, 8 p.m., $30 Yes: March 30, 8 p.m., $54.25-$60.25 Randy Travis: April 1, 8 p.m., $48.25$53.25 Live Wire: April 2, 8 p.m., $28 Dave Mason: April 14, 8 p.m., $30 Get the Led Out: April 15, 8 p.m., $31-$41.75 Travis Tritt: April 29, 8 p.m., $46.25$51.25 Gary Allan: May 6, 8 p.m., $49.25$54.25

RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE

665 N. River St., Plains Phone: 570.822.2992 Clarence Spady Band: March 11 Strawberry Jam: March 12 Donna Jean Godchaux Band / Jeff Mattson: March 17, $10 Suze: March 18 Misty Mountain (Tribute to Led Zeppelin): March 19 Mike Dougherty: March 24 The Woody Brown’s Project / The Big Dirty: March 25 Miz: March 26 Sisterhood of Song: March 31 Strfkr / Casiokids / Eww Yaboo: April 1, $8, 21+ Indobox: April 8

Quiet Irishmen — and lass

The Quietmen, an acoustic rock and Celtic band that originated in Scranton, will perform Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in Evans Hall at Keystone College in La Plume. The event, presented by the college’s Concerts and Lectures Series, is free and open to the public. The band plays everything from Irish songs and ballads to acoustic rock from the ’50s through today. The band features Jamie Ratchford, Paddy Ratchford, Danny Ratchford and Molly Malone. For more info on the performance, contact Keystone’s event hotline at 570.945.8169.

Boris Garcia / Tim Carbone: April 9 Zach Deputy: April 21 Brothers Past: April 23

SCRANTON COMMUNITY CONCERTS

Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton Phone: 570.955.1455, www.lackawanna.edu, etix.com Prices vary, student and group rates available. The Music of Simon and Garfunkel starring A.J. Swearingen & Jonathan Beedle: April 29.

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton Phone: 888.669.8966 The High Kings: March 10, 7:30 p.m., $38.65 NEPA Philharmonic: March 11, 8 p.m., $73-$39 Up & Coming Comedy Series: March 19, 8 p.m., Headliner: John McClellan, opener Bernard “Hollywood” Williams, emcee The Prospector from Rock 107, $16 “The View” with a Scranton Attitude, Couples: March 25, 7 p.m., $8 NEPA Philharmonic: Hamlisch on Hamlisch: March 26, 7 p.m., $32-$65 B-Street Band (A Night of Bruce Springsteen): March 31, 7 p.m. Garrison Keillor: April 5, 7:30 p.m., $52.50-$73.05 Guitars & Stars III: April 12, 7:30 p.m., $31.45-$56.35 Up & Coming Comedy Series: April 16, 8 p.m., $16 “The View” with a Scranton Attitude Let’s Hear it from the Boys: May 6, 6 p.m., $6

Duck for President, Fancy Nancy & Other Stories: May 7, 10 a.m. Wiggles & Giggles, 11 a.m., show. $7 NEPA Philharmonic Masterworks IV: Inspiration: May 7, 8 p.m., $32-$65

SHERMAN THEATER

524 Main St., Stroudsburg Phone: 570.420.2808, www.shermantheater.com Asleep At The Wheel: March 10, 7:30 p.m., $27-$35 Mac Miller: March 12, 8 p.m., $15 Elisabeth Campanelli Benefit: March 13, 3 p.m., $10 Hammer of the Gods (Led Zeppelin tribute): March 26, 8 p.m., $28 Scott Stapp: April 15, 8 p.m., $30-$48 (on sale 3/2, noon) Taking Back Sunday: April 28, $30 Praise The Roof: April 30, 6 p.m., $10 Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: May 7, 8 p.m., $28-$38 Blackmore’s Night: May 14, 8 p.m., $36 Dark Star Orchestra: May 17, 8 p.m., $27 advance, $29 day of (on sale 3/14)

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3421 Willow St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.LOVE.222 Dropkick Murphys: March 9, 8 p.m. A Day To Remember: March 10-11, 7 p.m. All Time Low / Yellow Card / Hey Monday / Summer Set: March 22, 7 p.m. Queens of the Stone Age: March 24, 8:30 p.m. Caravan Festival ft. DeVotchka, Mariachi el Bronx, more: March 25, 8 p.m. All Time Low / Yellow Card / Hey Monday / Summer Set: March 26, 7 p.m. Badfish (Sublime Tribute): April 9, 8:30 p.m.

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334 South St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.922.1011 Dawes / Deer Tick / Middle Brother: March 9, 8 p.m. Grace Potter & the Nocturnals / The Belle Brigade: March 11, 9 p.m. Crystal Castles / Teengirl Fantasy: March 15, 8 p.m. The Saw Doctors / AM Taxi: March 17, 8 p.m. CKY / Among Criminals / Black Cowgirl: March 18, 9 p.m. Travie McCoy / Donnis / Black Cards / XV / Bad Rabbits: March 19, 7 p.m. Tres Mountains: March 23, 8 p.m. Volbeat: March 24, 7 p.m. The Dirty Heads / New Politics: March 25, 9 p.m. Brothers Past / Somata: March 26, 9 p.m. Mac Miller / Ground Up: March 27, 8 p.m. Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group / Zechs Marquise: March 28, 8 p.m. The Raveonettes / Tamaryn: March

30, 9 p.m. Warpaint / PVT / Family Band: April 1, 9 p.m. Civil Twilight / A Silent Film / The Rassle: April 2, 8 p.m. Marsha Ambrosius / Melanie Fiona: April 4, 9 p.m. Conspirator / Younger Brother: April 8, 9 p.m. Collie Buddz / New Kingston/ Los Rakas / DJ Kenny: April 9, 8:30 p.m. KT Tunstall / Jesse Ruben: April 10, 8 p.m. Hollywood Undead / 10 Years / Drive A: April 12, 7 p.m. The Go! Team / Dom: April 14, 8 p.m. The Mountain Goats / Megafaun: April 15, 9 p.m.

KESWICK THEATER

Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside, Pa. Phone: 215.572.7650 Louie Anderson: March 10, 8 p.m. Paula Poundstone: March 11, 8 p.m. Engelbert Humperdinck: March 12, 7 p.m. Will Downing: March 18, 8 p.m. David Bromberg Big Band: March 19, 8 p.m. Jeff Beck: March 25, 8 p.m. & 10:45 p.m. The Fab Faux: March 26, 8 p.m. Thin Lizzy: March 29, 8 p.m. The Johnny Clegg Band: April 1, 8 p.m. Kevin Smith: April 2, 8 p.m. David Sedaris: April 3, 7 p.m. Michel Legrand Trio: April 7, 8 p.m. Ralphie May, April 8, 8 p.m. Colin Hay: April 9, 8 p.m. Chris Cornell: April 10, 8 p.m. Tower of Power / Average White Band: April 15-16, 8 p.m.

TOWER THEATER

69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby Phone: 610.352.2887 Furthur: March 18-20, 22-23, 7:30 p.m. BeBe and CeCe Winans / Mary Mary: April 8, 6 p.m. Bill Burr: April 9, 8 p.m. Imagination Movers: April 10, times vary

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SUSQUEHANNA BANK CENTER

1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ. Phone: 609.365.1300 Thirty Seconds To Mars: April 30, 8 p.m.

WELLS FARGO (WACHOVIA) CENTER

Broad St., Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.3600 Elton John: March 25, 8 p.m. Lil’ Wayne: March 26, 7 p.m. Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks: April 5, 7:30 p.m.

CROCODILE ROCK

520 Hamilton St, Allentown Phone: 610.434.460 Asking Alexandria / Emmure: March 12, 4:30 p.m. The Adicts: March 13, 6:30 p.m. Apocalyptica: March 16, 7 p.m. The Dangerous Summer: March 17, 5:30 p.m. Cold: March 19, 7 p.m. Dance Gavin Dance: March 25, 6 p.m. Sick Puppies / Adelitas Way: March 26, 7 p.m. Kicking Daisies: April 2, 6 p.m. Senses Fail: April 8, 6:30 p.m. The Dirty Heads / New Politics: April 12, 6:30 p.m. Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights: April 13, 7 p.m. Molotov Solution / Burning the Masses / Destruction of a Rose: April 14, 5 p.m.

GIANT CENTER

950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey Phone: 717.534.3911 Chris Tomlin: March 18, 7:30 p.m. Rush: April 8, 7:30 p.m. Jeff Foxworthy / Bill Engvall / Larry the Cable Guy: April 15, 8 p.m. NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY ∝

BEACON THEATER

2124 Broadway, New York, NY. Phone: 212.496.7070 Allman Brothers Band: March 10-26, 8 p.m. Jeff Beck: March 28, 8 p.m. James Blunt: April 12, 8 p.m.

BROOME COUNTY ARENA

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1 Stuart Street, Binghamton, NY Phone: 670.778.6626 Further: March 29, 7:30 p.m.

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HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM

Penn State University, State College, Pa. Phone: 814.865.5555 Celtic Woman Songs From the Heart: March 24, 7:30 p.m. Elton John: March 27, 8 p.m. Yanni: March 29, 8 p.m. Lil’ Wayne: March 30, 7 p.m.

17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y. Phone: 212.777.6800 Grace Potter & the Nocturnals: March 10, 7 p.m. The Saw Doctors: March 12-13, 7 p.m. A Day To Remember: March 15, 7 p.m. Guster: March 21, 7 p.m. Volbeat: March 23, 6:30 p.m. The Dirty Heads: March 24, 7 p.m. Helmet / Saint Vitus: March 25, 6 p.m. Here Come the Mummies: March 26, 8 p.m. Dance Gavin Dance: March 27, 6:30 p.m. Mimosa: March 31, 8 p.m.

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

7th Ave., New York, NY Phone: 212.465.MSG1 Elton John: March 16-20, 8 p.m.

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL

1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY Phone: 212.307.717 Bright Eyes: March 9, 8 p.m. Steve Harvey: March 12, 8 p.m. Celtic Woman: March 17, 8 p.m. Janet Jackson: March 18-21, 8 p.m. Cold War Kids: March 24, 8 p.m. Furthur: March 25-27, 7 p.m.

ROSELAND BALLROOM

239 52nd Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212.777.6800 Dropkick Murphys: March 10, 8 p.m., March 11, 6:30 p.m. Wiz Khalifa: March 29, 8 p.m.

BORGATA HOTEL AND CASINO

311 W. 34th St, New York, NY. Phone: 212.279.7740 Hillsong United: March 10, 8 p.m.

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10th & Arch St, Philadelphia Phone: 215.336.2000 Pete Yorn: March 10, 7 p.m. Michael Ian Black: March 11, 7 p.m. & 10 p.m. Mantis Music Matinee: March 12, 12:30 p.m. Mantis Metal Madness: March 12, 6 p.m. The Blasters: March 13, 7 p.m. Prince Royce: March 18, 7 p.m. Godspeed You Black Emperor: March 19, 7 p.m. Simian Mobile Disco: March 22, 7 p.m. The Diplomats / Dipset Reunion: March 24, 8 p.m. Cold War Kids: March 25, 8 p.m. The Legwarmers (’80s tribute): March 26, 8 p.m. Cut Copy: March 31, 7 p.m. Lyrically Fit: April 1, 9 p.m. Mantis Music Matinee: April 2, 12:30 p.m. Screeching Weasel: April 7, 7 p.m. Patrick Stump: April 8, 7 p.m. Black Lips: April 9, 8 p.m. Accept: April 14, 7 p.m.

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Johnny Depp voices ‘Rango,’ a pet chameleon who reinvents himself as a fearless gunslinger in a town named Dirt.

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ith the exception of any film made by Pixar, computeranimated movies are really just the worst kind of awful. Sure, children will enjoy the farting donkey and the hilarious references to other kid favorites like “The Godfather” and “The Battleship Potemkin,” but what do we the adults get out of these movies? A smug sense of self-satisfaction in knowing that Jesse Eisenberg’s voice is coming out of that parrot? The reassurance that good things will happen when you believe in yourself? 3-D glasses? Who needs that? Answer: Nobody needs that. Now, you could say that these movies weren’t made for adults,

and you would be right. But the fact remains that somebody has to drive your child to the theater and sit with them to insure they don’t wander off and die, and that somebody is you. Don’t you deserve to sit through a non-Pixar computer animated movie that isn’t just painless but legitimately entertaining? Of course you do. And thanks to “Rango,” that dream is now a reality. After being accidentally liberated from his aquarium, a pet chameleon (Johnny Depp) is forced to quickly acclimate himself to the harsh Arizona desert. As he struggles to avoid vicious predators, the chameleon stumbles upon a town called Dirt where he

reinvents himself as a fearless gunslinger. After an inadvertent act of bravery, the chameleon, who now goes by the name Rango after discovering the name on the back of a tequila bottle, is made the town sheriff. However, Rango quickly finds himself in over his head when he gets wrapped up in a conspiracy involving the town’s sinister mayor (Ned Beatty, who between this film and “Toy Story 3,” is quickly being typecast in the role of fauxfolksy cartoon bad guys). Story-wise there’s nothing new or original about “Rango.” The plot takes a little from “The Shakiest Gun in the West,” borrows thematic elements from “Chinatown”

and, most incredibly, steals the gritty atmosphere from Franco Nero’s infamous Django series. But in a film like “Rango,” the storyline almost serves as a necessary evil, a studiomandated directive to keep the film from becoming too weird or aimless. Because at the heart of it, “Rango” isn’t just a weird kid’s movie, it’s simply a weird movie. “Rango’s” occasional forays into predictability can be excused mainly because director and co-writer Gore Verbinski isn’t afraid to take the film in interesting directions. In the movie existentialist concepts and lofty ideas about identity are recklessly hurled at the audience while Daliesque nightmare sequences and unexpected cameos from Hunter S. Thompson and Oscar Zeta Acosta are peppered throughout its running time.

You also have to admire “Rango’s” willingness to make every character and setting as grotesque and grimy as possible. How many kids movies are uncommercial enough to include characters such as a wizened armadillo who doesn’t really seem to care that he was nearly cut in half by a car, a chicken with conjunctivitis in one eye and an arrow in the other or a sequence in which an army of moles violently emerge from the ground — like the undead — and ride on the backs of vampire bats? Like any good children’s movie, “Rango” goes out of its way to terrify small children. But like “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” there’s a very good chance that “Rango’s” playful creepiness will indelibly etch itself in the minds of a future generation. “Rango” is a cult classic just waiting to happen.

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WILKES-BARRE — Country legend George Jones parked his big ol’ country legend bus behind the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre Sunday for a make-up date for his canceled December show. Years ago, Jones’ tendency to vanish before show time earned him the nickname “No-Show Jones.” Saying Jones had a reputation as a bit of a drinker in those days is like saying the Pope has a reputation as a guy who wears pointy hats. Nowadays, the teetotaling 79-year-old crooner is more likely to miss a gig because of bronchitis rather than bourbon, as was reportedly the case with the

December show. The Kirby show was a bit of a throwback to a kind of oldfashioned road-show that you just don’t see anymore. During the intermission between the opening act and Jones’ entrance, the house lights went up and one of the backing musicians took to the mic and exhorted the crowd to buy a George Jones CD from crew members strolling the aisles like popcorn salesman at a baseball game (and then, inexplicably, the houselights stayed on for most of the night.) And just in case you weren’t sure which show you were about to see, Jones’ music played in the lobby before the show and in the theater before Jones himself took the stage. One big problem with the nostalgic hard-sell was the

possibility that living up to that sort of hype would be difficult for anyone, even someone as beloved as Jones. Jones has compiled a long list of medical problems through the years and it would be nice to report that the typical problems associated with old age have not kept the crooner from being near the top of his game. But Jones is going to be 80 this year and while he might not be ready for a rocking chair on the front porch, he did not seem ready for a two-hour show. His voice was shaky throughout the night — really shaky. He still has moments where you can recognize that effortless, silken tone that made him one of country music’s greatest vocalists, but those moments are few and far between. Jones may have been singing on key, but his phras-

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George Jones performed at the Kirby Center Sunday night. ing was rushed, and he sometimes seemed a few beats in front of, or behind the band. And it was only nominally a two-hour show. The Jones Boys, Jones’ longtime backing band, played two songs before he even hit the stage, and then played another two without him midway through the evening. The show felt padded, like Jones could not be relied on to carry an entire show alone. Luckily, the Jones Boys were more than capable of smoothing out some of the rough edges with female vocalist Brittany Allyn doubling some

of Jones’ lines and standing in for Jones’ former wife Tammy Wynette during the duet “Golden Ring.” Jones fared a bit better with the slower torch songs like “She Thinks I Still Care,” while uptempo numbers like “White Lightning” or “The Corvette Song” seemed just too difficult for the vocalist to navigate. By the time the houselights finally dimmed and Jones segued into his signature song “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” he had some of his groove back, but it might have been too little too late. W


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By Charles Gregory Woods

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Barbro Jernberg’s ‘Thinking of Africa’

Have no doubt Barbro Jernberg and Kelly Olszyk are both truly humble before the mystery that is art.

‘Hope,’ by Kelly Olszyk

Dynamic Duo The art of Barbro Jernberg & Kelly Olszyk

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have some exiting art to review and an exciting show to recommend to you, my loyal Weekender readers. I met Barbro and Kelly for the first time this week. They trekked all the way out to see me in Honesdale! We had lunch, and they kindly looked at my work, and then I studied their work. Then I interviewed them for a short while. They are another example of how extremes or opposites meet in art — only this time psychologically. You would think that artist

Kelly — the seemingly more emotionally effusive (at least the day we met!) would be the painter of the wildly lyrical expressionistic landscapes peopled with seemingly magical animals. You would also think that Barbro (Swedish for “Barbara”) who appears more laid back and has something of a female ‘sage’ about her, would be the painter of the carefully constructed mixed media work of a group of child-like people, with thousands of small cut papers creating not only the

texture, but the shapes themselves, then painted over with acrylic. And you’d be wrong! So appearances can be deceiving. Kelly is finishing her associate degree soon in graphic design, and has had few art shows to date. Barbro has a professional degree in art and many singleartist shows both in Europe and America in places like Philadelphia. The interesting differences and similarities go on: Kelly wanted to be an artist from childhood while Barbro became a medical scientist before she ever thought of becoming an artist. Barbro knows a lot about the history of art but seems almost mute on its importance for her work. Kelly is still learning a lot more on the history of art, and no doubt might say more about it. Yet you can tell she also doesn’t think it will be that important for her actual work. I kept seeing them — as a show — as two individual artists, and as a third artist

again … OK, so I am reading St. Augustine’s “The Trinity,” but I think I’m on to something here, at least for the sake of an interesting article. Kelly says her work is about “emotions” and “memories” maybe, and Barbro about her love of nature and animals. She said that, however, without a lot of visual enthusiasm. All of her enthusiasm seems to go into her highly enthusiastic oil paintings. So why did Marquis Art Gallery (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) put these two artists together for the show that opens Friday, March 18 with a reception from 5-8 p.m.? Are they “a good match,” as they say? My title might have telegraphed my no doubt not too surprising answer. What they have in common and why they make such “a dynamic duo” is excellence. Now secondly, why they created this two artist show titled “Collected & New Works” is in the type of works

themselves. Kelly said she loves Klimt and Barbro, the great German expressionists. Though Klimt was historically on the senior edge of that movement, he was the teacher of Egon Schiele. The great expressionists of that time around a century ago had both figural work by those mentioned and pretty abstract work such as Kandinsky’s. So both of their work to me fit in a very rough genre of sorts. Barbro’s great work is reminiscent in some of her painted animal lines in “Thinking of Africa” to lines of Matisse’s trees in “The Joy of Life” from 1905-06. There is also some of Franz Marc’s (another German expressionist) animal art, and Chagall’s dream-like playfulness in her truly exuberantly colored paintings. Color me magic! Kelly’s paintings with their subtle touches of gold, remind me of religious and spiritual works — especially Eastern icon painting, though that was not a direct reference in her work. There is obvious love in her work as there is obvious joy in Barbro’s. Kelly’s figures in another direction, in “Hope,” have something as classical about them as a Fra’ Filippo Lippi’s 15th century work. And the what I think of as little people have resonances — to me at least — to a Renaissance Christ Child, but also to recent modern Chinese sculptures. There is again sparks of God’s creativity, real gifts given here. Whether we call this god Jesus or Nirvana or Nature, something special happens when artists humbly give the best of their truest selves. And have no doubt Barbro Jernberg and Kelly Olszyk are both truly humble before the mystery that is Art. Also have no doubt that these works are not just paint and paper and boards. This highly evocative art is their own souls made visible and bravely offered to the world — to us. Their work will be on display from March 18-May 7. Have your own evocative ideas and rapturous feelings about what they have so generously offered us: true ART. Ww


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he sights and sounds of spring are beginning to arrive, which means it won’t be long before baseball games, tailgate parties and hot dogs on the grill become a weekly occurrence throughout our area. As dozens of Little Leaguers begin to hit the fields preparing for the upcoming season, The Electric Theatre Company’s spring production “Rounding Third” presents a heartwarming, humorous tale of the men on the sidelines, coaching the young players to victory. Written by contemporary playwright Richard Dresser, “Rounding Third” is a two-man production that tells the tale of two fathers trying to bond with their sons through America’s pastime. With conflicting coaching styles, both men continuously clash when it comes to doing what is best for the team, taking audience members on a funny and relatable journey through parenthood. Director Mary Ethel Schmidt, a 10-year veteran of ETC, is excited to debut the play to the region and wants people to know, there’s more to this story than meets the eye. “It’s a little misleading,” she said. “We say it’s about Little League and people might think, ‘I don’t care about Little League,’ but Little League is a vehicle in which these two extremely opposite men learn from each other and change. “These men are so opposite, it’s almost like they’re on opposite planets and no way would they interact if it weren’t for Little League. They each have personal reasons as to why they are involved, their sons. Little League almost has nothing to do with the deeper meaning of the play.” Even though the story focuses on the coaching of a Little

Tom Tansey, left, and Jerry Durkin star in ‘Rounding Third.’

League team, there are no children involved. The story paints the picture of being at a baseball game through Dresser’s writing and the skillful acting of the cast, although you’re not actually watching a game. “It’s very endearing, there are many scenes we see them coaching yet there are no kids in the production,” explained Schmidt. “The men struggle with personal issues and with each other, and they come out better people, better men, better human beings, while truly making the audience laugh.” This particular play has had more than 100 productions, and this will be the first in NEPA. Dresser will be attending the opening night performance on March 11 and will be staying for an after party, which is free for attendees. “It’s hugely generous on his part,” Schmidt said. “It also helps us as a professional theater company to say, ‘look we can attract someone of this caliber.’ It’s phenomenal. It’s just huge because this is such a great play. “I have directed another one of his plays and now getting to do this show is a dream come true. The writing is just extraordinary; it’s a combination of tremendous humor. It’s hard to write a really good play and my background in writing plays has enabled me to really admire a great play, and this one is so efficient and hu-

man.” The casting process for the play took the creative team to New York City to find one of the production’s stars, Tom Tansey. Co-star Jerry Durkin of the Poconos has worked with ETC before and originally brought them the script. The company tries to use local actors like Durkin whenever possible, helping support the local arts community that they are proud members of. “I think it is important to create a company of people that live here and are in the community,” Schmidt said. “Most actors in this business are used to living a gypsy life, they move around a lot. Some of us wanted to say, ‘We want to live somewhere and have friends and interact with the community.’ That’s what we’re trying to build here. Sometimes we have to go into New York City to do auditions, which we did this time. “What’s most important is to serve the script, and if we can do that with local people that’s ideal.” W “Rounding Third,” March 9–27, Electric Theatre Company (326 Spruce St., Scranton). PayWhat-You-Can Wed., CheaperThan-a-Movie Thurs., ($8). $24 GA, $16 seniors, $8 students. Info: 570.558.1515, electrictheatre.org.

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Minding Frankie,” by Irish native Maeve Binchy, appropriately arrives just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The novel, which combines cultural pride, love, faith and loss, is done in such a way that it is hard not to be moved by the characters and the events that transpire. After all, the overarching theme of the book is community — one that works together without question. A published author since 1978, Binchy’s notoriety began in the U.K. and spread throughout the U.S. with earlier novels including “Circle of Friends” and “Heart and Soul.” Much of her writing takes place in Dublin, and like similar novels, “Minding Frankie” opens each scene by transporting readers from the city to the countryside and back again. The protagonist, Noel, is the type of character readers will at first hate, and then love. He is alone, young and in a stupor

only solved (and created) by the comfort of alcohol. As a young man, readers gain a sense for his lack of familial involvement: “And when he was fifteen he said that he didn’t really want to join in the family Rosary anymore; it was only a ritual of meaningless prayers chanted in repetition.” As the novel delves further into Noel’s life, readers find that he is not as alone as he thinks he is — especially when forced to take on a larger role. Responsibility was never a word he understood until a tragic turn of events leads Noel to question a newfound sense of duty and purpose. Saved by the generosity of this memorable cast of characters, Noel fights his inner demons in an effort to stay sober and become the man he needs to be. Meanwhile, readers take a glimpse into the lives of characters such as Moira, the afflicted social worker, and Emily, Noel’s cousin. As each character reveals who they are throughout the novel, Binchy weaves the social experiences of the urban and pastoral life in modern-day Dublin. The characters throughout “Minding Frankie” are similar to those found in Binchy’s previous novels — people with plenty of complications, but somehow managing to smile and make the best of it. The flaws of each character is one of the many reasons readers may find themselves most intrigued by the book and certainly the reason why the story remains poignant throughout. Readers who have read all or any of Binchy’s novels will come across a recurrence of characters. While many of the characters are well developed and realistic, the sheer number of them is sometimes overwhelming. Those who are avid readers of Binchy will not be disappointed. While characters and themes reoccur, and predictability presents itself, Binchy demonstrates her immense ability to make readers emphasize with her characters to the point that we look forward to their return.

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CLARENCE SPADY

Spady comes alive for DVD By Nikki M. Mascali

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n 1996 Clarence Spady performed in Chicago for the first time. Chicago Tribune writer Bill Dahl went on to call the musician “the future of blues.” With Spady’s performance Friday, March 11 at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains Twp., his manager Scott Goldman hopes the make good on Dahl’s prophetic statement: Spady will be recording a live DVD of the show. The idea for the live DVD came about when Spady and Goldman connected with Digital Video Productions of West Hazleton to make a video for “I’ll Never Sell You Out,” the first track on Spady’s latest CD “Just Between Us,” which was released in 2008. “We’re still going to be doing a scripted music video with them, but through brainstorming, we decided to do a compilation live performance of the best of Clarence’s original music and do a live DVD sort of in the vein of an Eric Clapton ‘Crossroads’ DVD,” Goldman explained. Spady, who was unavailable to speak with the Weekender at press time himself, will be performing songs from “Just Between Us,” which garnered a 2009 Blues Music Award nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Artist of the Year, “Nature of the Beast” and “Live at River Street.” Spady will be accompanied by his band, Bob O’Connell, Rahboo Sabb and Pat Marcinko. His original saxophone player Tom Hamilton will join the Spady on stage, as will Elisha and Melanie Christmas, who’ll pro-

vide backup vocals. Goldman hopes to have the DVD released in August or September through Severn Records, which released “Just Between Us.” Recording a Jazz Cafe performance was an easy choice as it’s considered Spady’s home venue. “Clarence is very comfortable there,” Goldman shared. “He’s got a great built-in fanbase, and we’ve have a longtime performance relationship with (owner) Rob Friedman — just to give back to Rob and River Street for being so good to us, it was just natural win-win for everyone.” Goldman has been managing Spady since 1990, when the musician performed at his nowdefunct Scranton nightclub Blues Street. “His career was really born out of my nightclub,” Goldman said. Since their partnership, Goldman has booked Spady from Hong Kong to Austria, from Key West to Maine and from New Orleans to Chicago, which has long been considered the home of the blues. “When Clarence first debuted in Chicago, he was declared the future of the blues … and got articles in all three Chicago newspapers,” Goldman said. “We’re hoping that this DVD will get Clarence the kind of exposure to put him back into the forefront W of the blues industry.” Clarence Spady live DVD recording, Fri., March 11, 8 p.m., River Street Jazz Cafe (667 N. River St., Plains Twp.) $5-$7. Info: 570.822.2992, clarencespady.com, riverstreetjazzcafe.com

Beyond: daily at 7 p.m. March-June by reservation only. Daily at 8 p.m. July/August, reservations only, $35/ person, includes free snacks, pizza and refreshments at intermission.

(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reservations: 570.342.9707, www.actorscircle.org) • “Dial M for Murder:” March 25-27, April 1-3, Fri./Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. $12 GA, $10 seniors, $8 students. Preview March 24, 8 p.m., $8 GA/ seniors, $6 students. • Auditions for “Heaven Can Wait:” March 13-14, 7 p.m. Open for males/ females 20+. Call 871.1440 for info. Show dates in May.

(Admin. Bldg., 133 N. River St., WilkesBarre, 570.208.5825) • Kenneth Pickering’s adaptation of Chaucer’s “Some Canterbury Tales:” April 13-16. $10 GA, $5 students/seniors.

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(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181, 800.282.0283, www.bte.org) • “Emma:” through March 20, Thurs.Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m.

DIETRICH THEATRE

(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) • Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein:” March 9-13. Wed., 7 p.m., Thurs., 10 a.m. (sold out), Fri./Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. $10, call or visit ticket booth.

ELECTRIC THEATRE COMPANY

(326 Spruce St., 2nd Floor, Scranton, www.electrictheatre.org, 570.558.1515) • Richard Dresser’s “Rounding Third:” March 9-27, Wed./Thurs., 7 p.m., Fri./Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m. A heartwarming and funny play about coaching Little League. Call/visit website for tickets/info. $24 GA, $16 seniors, $8 students, Wed. pay what you can, Thurs. all tickets $8. Opening night celebration March 11, 8 p.m. featuring a free post-show party with the players.

F.M. KIRBY CENTER

KING’S COLLEGE THEATRE:

• “The Wizard of Oz:” March 19, 7 p.m., March 20, 3 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students, children under 10 free with adult.

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• Leonard Nimoy’s “Vincent:” March 25-26, dinner 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. at Canteen 900 (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort). The play relates the life of Vincent Van Gogh as told by his brother, Theo. Canteen 900 will offer a special menu and the coffee bar will be open before the show and during intermission. Show/dinner $45, show only $12. Seating limited, reservations recommended. Call 570.338.2547 to reserve.

LITTLE THEATRE OF WILKES-BARRE

(537 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: 570.823.1875, www.ltwb.org) • “Sweet Charity:” March 19, 25-26, 8 p.m., March 20, 27, 3 p.m.

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(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre, 570.826.1100) • “Avenue Q:” March 22, 7:30 p.m., $25-$53.50

(341 Carey Ave., Wilkes-Barre, meyersdramaclub@aol.com) • “Grease:” March 11-12, 7 p.m.; March 13, 1 p.m. $8 adults, $5 students/children. E-mail for info.

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(mcgroganj@gmail.com, 570.454.0175) • “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat:” March 25-26, 7

p.m., March 27, 2 p.m., Holy Family Academy (1700 W. 22nd St., Hazleton). Reserved tickets on sale, tickets also at door. Call or e-mail for info/tickets.

MUSIC BOX PLAYERS

(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville: 570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or www.musicbox.org) • “American Stars of Tomorrow:” March 18-20, 2 p.m. An original production for performers ages 7-20. $10-$12 • Auditions for “Pinocchio:” March 20, 7 p.m., all roles available. Will need to sing song of choice and read from script. Accompanist provided. Show dates in April.

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(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589, www.phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com) • ‘Breakin’ Legs:” March 11-12, 18-19, 8 p.m., March 13, 20, 2 p.m., presented by Diva Theater.

SCRANTON CULTURAL CENTER

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SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE

(570.421.5093, www.theshawneeplayhouse.com) • Staged Readings: March 11, 18, 8 p.m. Help select the winner of the 2011 Playwright Contest. Free, but $6 donation suggested. • “Branigan’s Blarney:” through March 20, ft. two acts of Irish music and Celtic comedy. $18 adults, $15 seniors, $10 children under 12. Studio 411 (411 Lackawanna Ave., Olyphant, 570.589.7700) • Moliere’s “Tartuffe:” April 8-9, 15-16, 7 p.m., April 10, 2 p.m. Presented by Three Witches Productions.

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“Jennifer Lopez is a superstar. She’s like barely a real human being.” Ashley Sullivan

the two new judges to “Idol” this season. “Jennifer Lopez is a superstar. She’s like barely a real human being,” Sullivan gushed. “She’s just so awesome and so untouchable. She’s so beautiful in person! She looks like a Barbie doll!” As great of an impression as Lopez left on her, Steven Tyler left an even bigger one. “I don’t even have words,” said Sullivan. “I was really hoping I’d be able to come away from that being like, ‘I met a rock legend, and he was so down-to-earth,’ and I totally got what I wanted.” SHEEN SETS TWITTER RECORD He may be unemployed, but at least Charlie Sheen has landed in the Guinness World Records book. The former “Two and a Half Men” actor joined Twitter last week and amassed over a million followers in less than 24 hours. Winning, duh. W Listen to The Ralphie Radio Show weekdays from 7 p.m.-midnight on 97 BHT.

ccording to standup comedian Gabriel Iglesias, there are six levels of fatness: big, healthy, husky, fluffy, “daaamn” and “oh, hell no!” The rotund comic makes no bones, big or otherwise, about where he fits in, classifying himself as “fluffy.” In fact, “Fluffy” is a nickname Iglesias’s mother gave him back when he was a little kid. He’s not so little anymore, but the name has remained, becoming something of a trademark. “It’s funny,” says Iglesias, phoning in from Florida on his way to a performance — one not unlike the one he’ll be giving at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 13. “I remember, way back, I mentioned it onstage one night, how my mom used to call me that, and, after the show was over, I stuck around and everybody that came up to me didn’t address me as Gabriel. Everybody was calling me Fluffy. I only mentioned it once. It just kind of stuck.” Laughing, Iglesias adds that “it’s at the point now where if you Google the word ‘fluffy,’ I pop up before anything.” Lucky for Iglesias, his weight has always been something he’s been able to joke about. Again, it’s something that’s become his trademark. Iglesias admits, however, that it’s not entirely a laughing matter. “I make light of it,” he says, “but nowadays I get pretty serious about it, too.” How serious? Well, Iglesias recently discovered he has type 2 diabetes, and he also had to undergo knee surgery, both a result of his weight. Both topics have also proven ripe for discussion during his standup shows, in which Iglesias balances the funny voices and silly stories with a surprising amount of candor. “I think that, with my shows, I remind people of a relative or a really good friend,” he says. “After a show, I don’t get approached like, ‘Oh, um, excuse me.’ I get

“I think I’m funnier than my appearance.” Gabriel Iglesias on his weight

approached like ‘Hey, get your ass over here.’ I’m like, ‘Really? We’re that cool?’ I think I maybe put myself out there too much sometimes.” Nonetheless, Iglesias attributes much of his success to his willingness to make him himself as accessible as possible to his audience. In addition to an active Internet presence on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, Iglesias is well-known for his post-show meet-and-greets, which typically run anywhere from two to four hours long, sometimes going even longer than the performances preceding them. Recently, though, Iglesias says he’s had to reduce the length of his meet-and-greets in order to better manage his

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problematic knee pain. “I’m 400 pounds, man,” he explains. “To be on my feet that long, it’s rough.” “I’ve been dealing with it my whole life,” he continues, “and I’d love to be able to lose weight. I don’t want to be known as just ‘the big guy.’ I can be funny whether I’m big or small, whatever I look like. I think I’m funnier than my appearance.” While his waistline’s expansion may be an issue of contention, one area in which Iglesias continues to grow is in his ambition. Though he remains tight-lipped about the details, the comedian says he’s excited by the latest developments in his comedy career, notably the creation of his own production company, which is currently in talks to develop a TV series and which Iglesias is also hoping to use to help jumpstart the careers of other up-and-coming comics. “Being able to help launch other careers, man, that’s a hell of a legacy right there.” And the name of Iglesias production company? Fluffy Inc., which is the perfect complement to his already established clothing line, Fluffy Shop. So what has Iglesias’ mother’s reaction been, watching the nickname she gave her son when he was just a boy grow into his signature buzzword as well as the masthead of an ever-evolving comedy empire? “Oh, she likes her house,” says Iglesias simply with a hearty chuckle. W

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o say it’s been a whirlwind of a couple months for Ashley Sullivan would be a gross understatement. The Massachusetts-born singer auditioned for and landed on “American Idol,” falling just short of making the Top 24 cut. But Sullivan made “Idol” history: She became the first-ever contestant to get hitched on the show. “Oh yeah, we got married,” Sullivan, legal name Saraiva, confirmed in a phone interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “That was one of the coolest parts (of being on the show). That was really awesome.” Sullivan tied the knot in Las Vegas, headed back to California and was eliminated from “Idol.” Her and the new hubby flew to Massachusetts for a family reception, and then drove 3,000 miles back to Hollywood. Despite this all just unfolding on TV two weeks ago, the episodes were taped back in December. “When we got here, we had nowhere to live, so we lived in a tent for about a month,” Sullivan revealed. “About a week ago, we got a place, so that’s where I am right now.” The New Englander doesn’t know which direction she’ll move in, but has no regrets in looking back. “I’m not going to say that (‘Idol’ producers) edited anything to be devious or misleading. I really did have a breakdown,” admitted Sullivan. “I really did want to go home. Everything where you see me crying happened in one night. It’s not like I’m hysterical over the course of days and days.” Sullivan estimates that she slept no more than three hours over a three day span leading up to her “breakdown.” But despite that episode, along with an instance where she forgot the lyrics to a song, the aspiring songstress thought she had a chance. “I still had a feeling they were going to keep me because I’m so weird,” Sullivan said. “Nobody else was weird.” Maybe it was her “uniqueness” that cost Sullivan in the end. She admits that her style is an “acquired taste,” one that judge Randy Jackson never seemed to acquire. Still, she had nothing but kind words for him as well as

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verybody has an ugly side. Some people hide it very well and hide the true monster dwelling inside of them, while others are monsters on a regular basis. Mary Shelley first introduced us to the first ever monster in 1818 with “Frankenstein.” She described the creature as a demon, vile wretch, and even as “It.” Today, Jennifer Jenkins has written her own version of the famous book — and described the monster as smart, caring and kind — is directing “Frankenstein.” Her version will be shown at the Dietrich Theater March 9, 11 and 13. “We looked at scripts and not a lot of theatrical scripts stuck to the book,” Jenkins says. “I adapted the script. The monster, as he is called in most movies, is a big lumbering creature, not very clever and very mean, and that’s not true in the book.” Jenkins had a difficult time finding a script that truly fit the book’s true story. Deriving the script from the flash-back scenes and the numerous letters from character to character, Jenkins really wanted to capture the most important events: Frankenstein creating the monster, the con-

flicts the monster experiences and when the monster asks Frankenstein to make him a female mate. The only scripts available out there were the Hollywood scripts. “When we originally decided ‘Frankenstein,’ I went to a lot of published scripts,” says Jenkins. “I knew the scripts did not stick closely to the book, they mostly stuck to the Hollywood movies. I went through the book over and over and wanted to focus on the key scenes. I think we achieved something really well, (a) nice flow to what happened at Frankenstein’s home and with the monster. It was exhausting.” Jenkins re-wrote the script to give the monster a new identity. She had to find someone to play the role, someone who was big in size, but who could also show the true emotions of the monster and bring the sympathy out of the audience. She found David Swanson. “David is very versatile; it was a lot of fun to see him do something different,” shares Jenkins. “He sings and dances and does a lot of musicals, it was a challenge to for him to do something so serious. It was a really nice blend — David is gentle, and he brought that in the character.” Swanson wanted to ensure that he would portray the monster as Mary Shelley originally portrayed him in her book, and he

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Indoor voices, please I am very conscious of the volume of my voice. My vocal chords have always been able to cut through. In kindergarten, I was the one who was pointed out as the poster child for not using the “indoor voice.” Having made my living for years speaking on the radio, I have the ability to project my words like projectiles. I can be pretty loud, if I choose. I can, upon sufficient provocation, peel paint, scorch wallpaper and blow your hair back. I don’t very often. Some of it, no doubt, comes from the radio. You don’t go very far in that business without an ability to get yourself heard. Other parts come from Dad, who was a Marine drill instructor and had the “Command Voice” that could cause you to jump three feet and hover if he chose. He didn’t use it much either. On the other hand, as I progress in emptying out the hourglass of life, I have noticed diminished hearing abilities. For those of you readers just starting out a life of headphones (earbuds — I betray my age), high-decibel rock concerts and NASCAR races, I can only say learn lip reading sooner than later. It doesn’t worry me too much. Jimmy Buffet summed it up for me in “He Went To Paris:” “Writin’ his memoirs, losing his hearin’/ But he don’t care what most people say.” But, in an odd twist of fate, I have become more aware of the volume that others speak. Screech is more like it sometimes. Even with my less-than-acute ears, it seems that more and more I find the people around me are TALKING WAY TOO LOUD. Two cases in point: Yesterday, the first church rummage sale of the year occurred. The long-suffering wife and I made it a point to attend. It was a held in a too-small church for the crowd that attended. The entry was through a tiny kitchen, and the ladies auxiliary was serving up hoddogs and the like. One of the ladies was holding forth in a voice that could be used as a weapon of mass de-

struction. Point her at Moammar Gadhafi and the troubles in Libya would very quickly be over. “HODDOG, MOAMMAR?” “I surrender.” Her voice could be clearly heard as I made my way through the sales tables, and I even could hear her as I fled outside to wait for the long-suffering wife. I think I heard her as we entered the next town. And I had the radio on in the car. Second case: Lunch was at one of the small cafes that are sprouting up like sprouts all over the place in the Back Mountain. Most of these places are old houses repurposed for soups and sandwiches and other light fare. They are not large. In fact they are tiny. The tables are very close together. Under the best of circumstances, it’s almost impossible not to hear what the other diners are saying. These are places where I carefully modulate my former broadcaster dulcet tones. I keep my voice down and my conversation sweet. Not so the two college aged “ladies” who lunched near us. They carried on at a volume that would have been loud in a gymnasium. About three feet from us, they gossiped, dished and munched at 130 decibels, the threshold of pain at which permanent hearing loss occurs. I know all about them, now. Far more than I would have cared to. For instance, I know that one of them has to douche every day. The first time she shouted this information to her companion, I was pretty sure I had heard wrong. When she repeated it so those who missed it in Binghamton got the message, my roast beef sandwich lost its appeal for me. It’s wrong that I wanted to muzzle her. Isn’t it? W Reach Jim at contact@jamesrising.com Even more rants are on his blog, updated every day at jamesrising.com

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Learn to make your own wine at Vintner’s Circle. THE CIRCLE OF WINE The local chapter of Vintner’s Circle (1152 Commerce Blvd., Suite 102, Dickson City) will be holding a Cooking with Wine Open House Wednesday, March 9 from 6-8 p.m. featuring a menu by Chef Joe Caputo. As stated on its website, Vintner’s Circle is a shop that “provides a comfortable setting, professional equipment and knowledgeable staff to guide you through handcrafting your own wine in four easy steps.” There are four New Jersey locations of Vintner’s Circle and two in Pennsylvania; the Dickson City shop has been open since 2009. Upcoming events include a Wine Trivia Open House, Friday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m.; In Store Wine Makers Club, Wednesday, March 30 from 6-7 p.m. and an At Home Wine Makers Network Group meeting Wednesday, April 6 from 6-7 p.m. For more info, call 570.383.0224 or visit vintnerscircle.com. BROWN BARN REOPENS Brown Barn Cafe (100 E. Overbrook Ave., Shavertown) has reopened under new ownership. “I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel,” new owner John Costello of Shavertown told The Times Leader last week. “I would like to put my culinary footprint on it, but I’m not going to do it over night.” The cafe offers two homemade soups daily, a quiche of the day, several salads and sandwiches. The cafe was originally opened in 2008 by Mary L. Hepner and Theresa M. Novak, who operate Ah! Some Chocolates in the same building. Running the cafe and the chocolate shop eventually became too

RONALD MCDONALD GOES GOURMET Friends of the Ronald McDonald House will sponsor the 25th anniversary Gourmet Gala Sunday, March 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Genetti Manor (505 Main St., Dickson City). The event features gourmet food, wine and desserts provided by more than 50 participating restaurants. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door and are available by calling 570.969.8998. All proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Scranton and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeastern Pennsylvania. For more info on the organization, visit rmhscranton.org. RODANO’S TAKES BACK MOUNTAIN … SORT OF Another change up Back Mountain way is the soon-toopen Rodano’s Pizza (219 Memorial Highway, Dallas Twp.). While the take-out spot shares the long-established Rodano name and many of its menu items, the Rodano family is not financially invested. Owner Rick Fountain of Exeter told The Times Leader last week that he hopes to be open in early March. “There’s a need and a market and potential (for a take-out eatery),” he said. Fountain, who has been a Rodano family friend for 30 years, has the blessing of Frank Rodano, who owns the location on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre. “You put a sign out that says, ‘Rick’s Pizza,’ and who’s going to stop?” Fountain said. “But you put a sign out that has the Rodano’s name, that works.” The location used to house Maharty’s bait and gun shop and had been vacant for six years. W Send your food and drink news to nmascali@theweekender.com or call 570.831.7322.


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ho cares if you’re not Irish? This weekend, we can all play one on TV with duel St. Patrick’s parades on Saturday and Sunday. With the mobs on people surrounding the streets of downtown Scranton on Saturday and the spectators swarming Public Square in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, this weekend full of parades will also be filled with something else: Some people looking to have one heck of a good time. And by good time, I mean admiring the floats and bagpipers, of course. I actually really do mean this because even if you don’t have an ounce of Irish in you, there’s something about the spirit of these parades that make you want to throw on a kilt, cover yourself in shamrocks and listen to The Cranberries. And then of course, there’s the after party. OK, so not everyone waits to pour their Guinness after the parade per se, as I’ve heard plenty about the breakfast parties pre-parade (not that


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Keep on Keepin’ On Elisabeth Campanelli Benefit Concert March 13, 3 p.m. at Sherman Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg). Features High Strung, Dakini, The Backwoods Experiment, Liquid Sunshine, Cabient, Brianna Storm and Juggling Suns with special guest Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, as well as an Art & Music Memorabilia Silent auction. $10, tickets available at shermantheater.com or at box office. Proceeds benefit 16-year-old Campanelli, who has been battling a brain tumor since 2008.

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Longaberger Basket Bingo April 16, noon. Features food, 50/50, Chinese auction. Tickets $25 for 20 regular games and five specials, proceeds benefit Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Call Brigette, 570.225.1071 for tickets/info.

8th Annual C.A.S.U.A.L. Day, a dress-down day in memory of Helen Phillips for Colon cancer Awareness Saves Unlimited Adult Lives March 31 throughout NEPA. Northeastern Pennsylvania. T-shirts $15, pins $5, all proceeds benefit Northeast Regional Cancer Institute. Call 800.424.6724 or visit www.cancernepa.org. Benefit pasta dinner April 9, 1-6 p.m. at FOP Lodge No. 36 (200 E. Division St., Wilkes-Barre). $8 adults, $5 kids 10-, includes dinner, dessert, beverage, DJ and band, basket auction, more. Proceeds benefit Missy Garbush Schneikart, who is battling breast cancer. Call 570.371.8985 for info. DuPont Lions Club • “Night at The Oldies:” March 26, 7-11 p.m. featuring Eddie & The Dreamers, buffet, prizes for best dressed, raffles and more. $18/person, $35 couples, proceeds benefit the club. Call 570.466.2468, 510.5002 or 817.1779 for tickets.

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Fight for Air Walk June 4, 10 a.m., King’s College Betzler Field, ages 8+, walk the dry or watersprinkler route. Features complimentary lunch post walk at Mohegan Sun. RSVP by April 14. Call 570.823.2212 or visit www.lunginfo.org/wbwalk for info. Gimme Some Sugar fundraiser March 19, Molly’s Cozy Corner (1324 Prospect Ave., Scranton) to help artist Samantha Blinn get to the 2011 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, where she’ll be gifting her custom-made jewelry. $10 at door, includes appetizers, features carnival

Make-A-Wish (800.480.WISH, www.wishgreaterpa.org) events: • Race for Wishes derby celebration: April 8, 7-10 p.m. at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs (1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.). The evening of racing, cocktails and contenders benefits MakeA-Wish Foundation. $85/person includes three hours of open bar and five food stations. Kentucky Derby dress encouraged, features entertainment, raffles, auctions. Call 341.9474 or e-mail raceforwishes@comcast.net for info or to RSVP. Operation Empty Arms, for Randy and Alicia Conley to raise funds for adoption or surrogacy (operationemptyarms@yahoo.com, 570.239.8401) • Bingo Night: March 26, 5 p.m., Nanticoke American Legion (23 W. Broad St., Nanticoke) Free admission, $1 bingo cards, basket raffles, bake sale, more. Spring Fling April 9, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Salvation Army Gym, Tamaqua. Vendors include jewelry, handbags, gourmet foods, more. Bake sale, 50/50, Chinese auction, proceeds benefit Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America. Call Brigette, 570.225.1071 for info. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March 26, noon at Misericordia University, Dallas. Men and women will walk a mile in high heeled shoes to benefit the Panzi Foundation. $20 registration fee for walkers, includes a T-shirt and high heels. Participants

asked to secure sponsors, for more info, contact Dr. Caleb at acaleb@misericordia.edu or at 570.674.8113. Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (570.288.4350) • Motorcycle & Powersports Show: March 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kingston Armory (109 Armory Market St.). $5 admission, children 8- free. Proceeds benefit WVCA. Call 570.288.4350 for info. Zumbathon March 26, 9 a.m.noon at NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston). Features DJ, food, raffles. $10, all proceeds benefit Candy’s Place. Call 570.288.2409 for info.

EVENTS 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 in church kitchen 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Chinchilla Hose Company (Shady Lane Rd., 570.586.5726, www.chcfire.net) • Annual Pizza Sale: March 9, 2-7 p.m. and every Fri. through Lent. Red, white and white broccoli square pizza available. Proceeds benefit the firehouse. Call to order or walk-in. Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500, www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar of events: ❏ Kids Classes: • Quilting: Wed., through March 30, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/class. Learn traditional quilting techniques to create quilt with double pinwheel pattern. • Around the World, ages 5-12: Tues., March 15, 22, 29, 4-5 p.m. Celebrates the Everhart Museum’s collection of artifacts from 5,000 years of history. Free, call to register. • Little People & Nature, ages 2 1/2-5: Series 1: Tues., March 15, 22, 10-11 a.m.; Series 2: Wed., March 9, 16, 23, 10-11 a.m. Kids and adults will explore and learn about various nature topics each week. Free. • Mixed Media Preschool Art: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 10-10:45 a.m.; Mommy & Me: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 12:30-1:15 p.m.; Ages 6-12: March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 4-5:30 p.m. Create pottery, paintings, more. Call to register. ❏ Intergenerational Classes:

• Quilting, ages 13+: Wed., through March 30, 6-7:30 p.m. $6/class. Learn traditional quilting techniques while creating classic “snail’s tails” quilt. • Karate demo: March 19, 11 a.m. with Kevin Robinson of Robinson’s Martial Arts Studio. Free. ❏ Adult Classes: • Knit a Neck Cozy: March 14, 7 p.m. $25. Learn to create a neck cozy pattern. Knowledge of knitting basics required. • Crochet a Shawl: March 22, 7 p.m. $35. Learn to read simple crochet pattern to crochet shawl. • Jewelry Making Intro to Glass Fusing: March 14, 28, 6-9 p.m. $60. Learn basics of small piece fused glass work. • Sign Language for Beginners: Thurs., March 17, April 7, 21, May 12, 26, 6:30-7:30 p.m., 16+. $60. • Sign Language Level 1: Thurs. March 17, April 7, 21, May 12, 26, 7:308:30 p.m., $50. • Basketry, Natural Windowsill Basket: April 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., ages 16+, $65. Create small rectangular checker work base, mold-woven basket, all materials supplied. ❏ Special Events: • Karate Demo: March 19, 11 a.m. Free, all-ages. Free. Presents traditional karate forms/weaponry + self defense. First Presbyterian Church of Clarks Summit (300 School St., 570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org) ❏ Arts at First Presbyterian, free, but donations accepted. Call or visit website for info. • Jacque Tara Washington: March 13, 4 p.m., ft. life and music of Billie Holiday with Presbybop Quartet. Reception follows. • Mainstreet Brass Quintet: April 10 Jim Thorpe events: ❏ 2011 Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival April 1-3 (www.JimThorpeBurlesque.org) • The Fundraiser Gala: April 1, 7-8 p.m., at Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway). Burlesque show headlined by Seattle’s Jacqueline Hyde, proceeds benefit preservation/ renovation of MCOH. • The Big Reveal: April 2, 7-8 p.m., MCOH (14 W. Broadway). Burlesque show headlined by Chicago’s Red Hot Annie. A competitive performance with $1,000 first prize and Crystal Corset Award by Dragontown Corsets. • The Burlesque Bazaar & Burlesque Classes: April 2-3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Memorial Hall (101 E. 10th St.) Bazaar

open to public and features vendors with jewelry, corsets, lingerie, more. Register for classes to learn dancing, costuming and more. The Junior League of Scranton • Cinderella’s Closet: April 14 at Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave.). Event is to help all high school girls have an opportunity to go to the prom in a dress of their choice. $10 admission. Drop off dates for donated dresses March 28, 30, 6-8 p.m.; April 2, 9-11 a.m.; April 5, 6-9 p.m. at The Tripp House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton). Visit www.juniorleagueofscranton.org for info. King’s College: (133 North River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or www.kings.edu) events: • Thomas Mark Fallon concert: March 15, third floor of SheehyFarmer Campus Center, features Irish ballads and songs. Free and open to the public. For info, website or call 208.6044. Misericordia University events (www.misericordia.edu, 570.674.6372, box office 674.6719): • Nursing students diaper collection: Through May 6 to benefit Angelic Diaper Ministries, Inc. of Dallas. Drop off in the Dept. of Nursing offices, 2 nd floor, College of Health Sciences bldg. or Banks Student Life Center lobby. For info, call 674.6474 or visit www.misericordia.edu/nursing. • Lecture: “Understanding Relationship Violence: Perpetrators & Victims:” March 18, noon-1:15 p.m. in McGowan Room of Bevevino Library by Wind Goodfriend, principal investigator for the Institute for the Prevention of Relationship Violence. Free and open to the public, but reservations required by calling 674.8008 or e-mailing anordstr@misericordia.edu. Mount Airy Casino Resort • Signature Sunday Jazz Brunch: every Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $24.95. Includes brunch and live music by Marko Marcinko. The Osterhout Free Library events (71 S. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.osterhout.info, 570.823.0156, ext. 217) • Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed., 5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m. • Board Game Night: Mon., 6:30-8 p.m. Pick from selected games or

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“Currently, the committee consists of over 120 members, all of whom participate in some form or another.” As paradegoers swarm the city streets, businesses all over Scranton get an economic boost unlike any other day of the year. “The economic impact for the city of Scranton and surrounding areas is tremendous,” Murphy said. “Local establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, taverns, etc. all benefit from the influx of people who come to see the parade.”

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t’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you don’t have to be Irish to agree. March takes the crown in NEPA not only because the deep depression caused by a long, bitterly cold winter is lifted, but the area’s biggest event of the year takes place: The Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade. Everyone knows what it is and when to be there on Saturday as our little metropolis becomes filled to the brim with 100,000 Irish and self-declared Irish (because let’s face it, everyone’s Irish that day). It’s not just about knocking back green beer from sunrise to sunset. It’s not just about showing off your Irishinspired face paint and shaking your shamrocks. It is about the fantastically festive citizens and visitors of our area coming together to celebrate a tradition 50 years in the making that puts Scranton on the map every year.

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the parade one of the largest in the country.” According to the parade’s (How is it that our very website, Scranton’s is the own city of Scranton became second largest in the country the place to be to celebrate St. which requires a lot of Patrick’s Day? manpower and time to put it “Festivities surrounding the all together from planning the parade have been promoted by celebration to securing sponsors families across the country,” said Jim Murphy, 2011 president and configuring thousands of participants into the parade of the St. Patrick’s Parade route. In fact, an estimated Association of Lackawanna 12,000 participants will take to County. “This, along with the streets this weekend. the quality and quantity of “Planning the parade is entertainment the parade a yearlong event, but the provides, not just Irish music committee begins its official and fanfare, but a diverse meetings the first Sunday of assortment of entries from all ethnic backgrounds, has made every year,” Murphy explained.

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o just how much preparation goes into getting these When the Party establishments ready for the Moves Inside intense crowds that parade day s families and children brings? For most, it’s a few line the streets to watch days of heavy lifting bringing the parade, it is hard to in dozens upon dozens of cases forget that the celebration gets of alcohol, clearing out all the even wilder within the dozens glassware to make room for of restaurants and bars which aluminum cans and plastic call Scranton home. Shoulderto-shoulder crowds is a part cups, along with a little sleep of the parade day experience, deprivation. yet people don’t seem to mind “It’s a crazy weekend. We being packed into a sea of green. start on Friday, I’m here for 48 You make new friends, get hours straight with no sleep, but reacquainted with old friends it’s worth it to bust your chops and basically party until your for two days when you see how feet or your wallet gives out. well you did after it’s over,” Unfortunately for the bartenders and staff of the shared Chiavacci. downtown bars, having the day Jason Melhorn, regional off is not an option. Most places director for Kamionka have their entire staff on board, Entertainment, which owns as well as some extra hands coming in to help with the huge the Scranton Hardware Bar Complex, said they began crowds. prepping for the parade over a “Everyone works, no one gets off,” said Cooper’s Seafood month ago. The biggest task for House owner Jack Cooper. the 37,000 square foot facility is “We open every room in the to make sure they have enough restaurant, the outside decks and staff on board that day. the lighthouse.” “It’s a lot of prep time Considering the volume of making phone calls trying to get people that come through these people to fill our spots,” he said. establishments’ doors, it’s no “We drive people in from our wonder they need every person they can get to help serve beer, Harrisburg location to help out.” restock the alcohol supplies and To meet the huge demands make sure everyone is safe and for alcoholic beverages from the secure. spirited, Irish-infused crowd, “We get between 3,000-6,000 the Scranton Hardware Bar people throughout the day,” buys about $20,000 in beer and said Dino Chiavacci, general manager of Kildare’s Irish Pub. liquor. W With crowds filling these hotspots to capacity, security and crowd management are Scranton St. Patrick’s crucial in having a successful, problem-free parade day. Day Parade, “We have 15 security guards Sat., March 12, on duty that take care of any 11:45 a.m. problems,” Chiavacci said. “We throughout put wood chips on the floor so if people spill drinks, no one slips, downtown and we have outside restaurant Info: managers come in to help.” stpatparade.com These bars also have to make

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hether you’re a first timer or a veteran, surviving the St. Patrick’s Parade in Scranton takes some planning. With thousands of people bouncing around the city and the many bars and restaurants within, it makes for one eventful day, especially when alcohol is involved. The managers, bartenders and staff of these establishments have a few tips for anyone looking to come out on top and truly survive parade day this Saturday. 1. “Have a designated driver and avoid a DUI — be safe and careful.” Dino Chiavacci, general manager, Kildare’s Irish Pub 2. “Don’t overdue it, eat lots and eat often.” Jack Cooper, owner, Cooper’s Seafood House 3. “Act like an adult, act like your children are watching you.” Bill Young, owner, Farley’s 4. “5-hour Energy drinks and a change of clothes,” Lindsey Wagner, bartender, Kildare’s Irish Pub 5. “Pace yourself and rest up the night before.” DJ Woogie, Colosseum Nightclub and Lounge 6. “Keep hydrated with plenty of water and beer.” A bartender at The Bog who asked not to be named 7. “Don’t ever drink the green beer, ever, ever, ever. And leave your debit card home.” Philip, a bartender who asked that we not use his last name, Backyard Ale House 8. “Patience pills, if they made them. Patience usually runs thin by the afternoon.” Jason Melhorn, regional director, Scranton Hardware Bar 9. “Stay close to your friends at all times.” DJ Ransom, Colosseum Nightclub and Lounge 10. “If you see one of your friends are drinking too much, call them a cab or pay for a cab for them.” Maureen Paskert, server, Trax Perfectly Cosmopolitan W -- N.V.

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establishments bring more to the bank. Whether it’s to cure “The Wilkes-Barre parade used to the munchies or get a little be the ugly duckling compared to breathing room from tightlyScranton but not anymore. It’s a packed crowds of Scranton, downtown Wilkes-Barre sees great Sunday to be in Wilkes-Barre.” a continuous flow of people on Senunas’ manager Dave Scherbenco Saturday afternoon. “Our Saturdays over the last few years, it’s like a parade down here. People bleed in from Scranton. It helps our business because people start drifting down here in the afternoon,” said Scherbenco. The Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day parade also presents a different atmosphere than what you find in Scranton. A more family-friendly, relaxed vibe makes it the perfect postScranton event. “We see all ages in a sea of green,” shared Rodano’s owner Frank Rodano. “There are lots of families; it’s more family oriented.” The typical rowdiness that comes with thousands of intoxicated patrons seems to stay in Scranton as the WilkesBarre establishments don’t seem to have many “issues.” Plus having your regular customers keeping an eye on the place helps prevent problems. “We really don’t have a rowdy crowd,” said Gonda’s owner Joe Gonda. “It’s a lot of regulars, and they help watch out because they don’t want to see their hangout ruined.” Even though problems are few and far between, it doesn’t mean paradegoers don’t go all out dressed in their green gear looking to have a blast. “People come in and have A little friendly competition “It’s tremendous,” said t used to be that the Scranton a good time. We’ve never between cities never hurt Dave Scherbenco, manager Parade held all the glory had a problem that day,” said anyone, but the bars and when it came to St. Patrick’s of Senunas’ Bar and Grill. Scherbenco. “We want everyone restaurants of downtown Day celebrations, in and outside “I’m glad we got more of a to have a good time and get a Wilkes-Barre don’t see it as a spotlight down here. Years ago of our area. Now what used competition at all. In fact, they the interest wasn’t there, and to be one day of celebrating little rowdy — it’s St. Patrick’s benefit from having the Scranton Day. But the people have a lot of it was more controlled to one and partying in NEPA has now area. Now with the wider parade parade the day before theirs. become an entire weekend of respect for the place so it defers “The Scranton parade is one route, it has bigger business it, thanks to a little date switch. them from making trouble.” W of the top in the country, so if disbursement. The WilkesThe Sunday after Scranton’s -- N.V. parade, the crowds now migrate Barre parade used to be the ugly anything, we try to feed off of that,” said Ryan Zych, owner of duckling compared to Scranton a few miles down Interstate Beer Boys. but not anymore. It’s a great 81 where the Wilkes-Barre St. “It’s a good thing that both Patrick’s Day Parade takes over. Sunday to be in Wilkes-Barre.” Wilkes-Barre St. towns have their own thing Brian Urbanas, co-owner of As downtown Wilkes-Barre Patrick’s Day Parade, going on,” Urbanas said. Bart & Urby’s, agreed. continues to grow, so does the “People look forward to it a “It’s been great. It definitely parade and the number of people Sun., March 13, month in advance as a two-day has gotten bigger, and with all who attend. 2 p.m. throughout event, people wait all year for The celebration downtown is the other bars and restaurants, downtown. it.” growing in popularity, bringing there’s been more people Info: It isn’t just Sunday’s coming from Scranton, just like in not only more notoriety for festivities held within Wilkesthey have people coming from the city, but a huge business wilkes-barre.pa.us Barre that are helping these Wilkes-Barre for theirs.” boost as well.


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 44 bring your own. • ESL basic computer classes: March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 30, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Classes limited to 10 people, call 821.1959 to register. • Socrates Café Discussion Group: March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. • Computer Classes for English as a Second Language: Saturdays 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • Knitting Group: March 19, 10:30 a.m.-noon. • Board Game Night: Mondays, 6:30-8 p.m. • Open Computer Lab: Mondays and Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m., Saturday 1-4 p.m. The Philip Hone Gallery (742 Main St., Honesdale, philiphonegallery.com, 570.253.5577) • Drum Circle: March 25, 6:30-8 p.m. Pocono Mountain Events • Snowmobiling at Mount Airy (www.mountairycasino.com, 877.682.4791): through March, Call to reserve. Day rates $40 per half-hour for single, $60 for double. Children under 10 free. Night rates $45 per half hour for single, $65 for double. • Wine Circle: Chardonnay: More Than California (www.hotelfauchere.com, 570.409.1212): March 11, $35/ person, Special Delmonico Room dinners available after Wine Circle for additional $85/person or $160 with wine pairing for each course. RSVP required. Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) • St. Patrick’s Post-Parade Party: March 12, grand ballroom. Free, features music by Kilrush. St. Michael’s Church (corner of Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge, 570.457.2875) • Clam Chowder & Bread Sale: Pick up March 11, 1-5 p.m., $5/quart or loaf. • Pierogie Sale: Order by March 11, pick up March 15, 2-5 p.m. $5/dozen. Call Mary, 570.586.2632; Sandra, 457.9280 or the church hall, call to order.

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St. Michael’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church (540 N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165) • Pierogi Sale every Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Bird ID for Beginners, ages 6-11 with parents: March 18, 10-11 a.m. Youth Presentations for homeschoolers. Free. Call to register. The University of Scranton events: • Recital ft. violinist Annamae Goldstein and pianist Christopher Oldfather: March 13, 3 p.m., HoulihanMcLean Center. Free and open to the public. Call 570.941.7624 or visit www.scranton.edu/music for info. ❏ Schemel Forum — session fees vary and reservations are required. Space is limited and registrations accepted on a first-come, firstserved basis. Call 941.7816 or e-mail fetskok2@scranton.edu to register • “Italian Filmmaking: How it Influenced World Cinema:” Mon., through March 14, 5-9 p.m. with Joseph Rettura, a cameraman and film editor. • “The Physical Development of the Bible from Hebrew Scroll through Victorian Family Bible:” Tues., March 17-April 14, 6-7:15 p.m. with Michael Knies, associate professor and Special Collections librarian at the university. Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly, 570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org) events: • Promoting Closeness with Your Family When you Have No Time: March 11, 7 p.m.

HISTORY Lackawanna Historical Society (The Catlin House, 232 Monroe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841) • “Frances Slocum: Child of Two Americas:” March 13, 2 p.m. Explores life of young Pa. girl kidnapped by Indians in 1778.

LEARNING A.C. Moore (2190 Wilkes-Barre Twp. Marketplace, 570.820.0570) • Mom and Me art classes: every Fri., noon-1 p.m. $15, includes supplies. Sign up 24 hours in advance, call to register.

St. Patrick Day’s Dinner/ Dance: March 19, 7 p.m.-midnight at RR 1 Box 161, Harveys Lake, 570.639.5016, fundraiser for Annual Kid’s Fishing Derby. Tickets available at legion or by calling 630.2240. Must be 21 to attend.

ArtWorks Gallery & Studio (502 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815): • Pictures in Clay: March 10, 17, 6-8 p.m. $60, supplies included. Bring a favorite photo to learn to transfer it onto clay tile. • Demo with Bill Teitsworth: March 24, 6-8 p.m. Features preview of his tips in using acrylic glazing techniques.

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For more 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, and 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, and 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 offered. Call or e-mail for details. 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. Core Chiropractic Center (180 United Penn Plaza, Kingston, 570.718.1672) • Clearing Your Karma: March 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Workshop helps you release karmic patterns, $35. Preregistration required, call Kathryn at 417.9662. • Natural Solutions to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: March 15, 6:30 p.m., free dinner presentation/lecture. Seating limited, call to reserve. • 5 secrets to Permanent weight loss: March 29, 6:30 p.m., free dinner/presentation, seating limited. Call to reserve. Dance with Kim (Lehighton, 570.483.8640, www.musictogetherwithrachel.com) • Music Together: March 10, 14, free movement-program for ages 2-5 with parents. Call to RSVP. 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, bead making, more. $15, includes supplies. For info or to register, call 817.0176. • Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance: Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call 343.2033 for info. • Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m. $10. Call 836.7399 for info. • Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 553.2117 for info.

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“Organic Darkroom,” a photography exhibit of unique cprints by John Steck Jr., will be on display March 10-April 5 at New Visions Studio & Gallery (11 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor). An opening reception, which features free food and drink and an artist meet-and-greet, will be held Friday, March 11 from 6-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. Steck lives and works in Boston and is in charge of The Make Book Blog, where he hand-makes photography books. For more info on Steck, visit johnsteckjr.com. For more info about New Visions, visit newvisionsstudio.com or call 978.501.7812.

• African Dance: Wed. & Sat., 1 p.m. Mixes jazz, hip-hop and modern styles. $10. Call or visit website or hipbodysoul.com for info. Downtown Dojo Karate Academy (84 S. Main St., WilkesBarre, 570.262.1778) Offering classes in traditional karate, weapons and self defense. MonThurs., 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 & Painting Classes with Georgiana Cray Bart, WilkesBarre. Beginner to advanced, all media, all subjects Includes pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil and more. 570.947.8387, gcraybart@aol.com, www.gcraybart-artworks.com • Adult, ages 13+, Mon., noon-4 p.m., Tues., 6-9 p.m. • Children, ages 8-10: Tues., 5-6 p.m., ages 11-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m. • Portfolio instruction for the college bound • Private instruction available. Drawing and Painting Lessons: An established realist painter will teach techniques of old masters to serious students, as well as those wishing to enhance skills. Private

lessons available Fri.-Sun. Visit artist’s studio in Wilkes-Barre at no obligation. To schedule, call 570.820.0469, e-mail bekshev@yahoo.com or visit artist’s Website at www.artistvs.com. Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Vocals & Recording Lessons, Mon.-Sat. at C&C Music Center & Recording Works, Hazleton. 12 instructors available to teach songs, music theory, reading, song writing technique and record engineering. For more information call 570.454.6105. The Exercise Lady, Doreen Rakowski (Theeexerciselady0@aol.com, 570.287.9801) • Yoga, Pilates and 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. Learn wrestling fundamentals and basic Brazilian JuJitsu No Gi techniques. 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

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Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191) Now 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, the Korean martial art that uses natural movements unlocking hidden powers of strength and confidence. Self defense applications included in every class. Cost $50 monthly, no contract. Guitar & Bass Lessons available from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16 per hour. All ages, all styles of music, beginner through advanced. Bring in a CD and we’ll teach you the songs. We teach: Music Theory, Ear Training, Reading, Song Writing, & Arranging. Develop Improvisational Skills. Create Demos. Hands-on Workstation. Guitar & Amp Rental Packages. Gift Certificates. Now Offering Beginner Drum Lessons. Call 570.788.4797 for info. Horse Back Riding Lessons Elk Stables, Uniondale, by appointment only. All levels welcome. Call 570.575.8649 to schedule. Dimensions In Dance lessons at Phoenix Theater Adult classes: Mon., 6-8 p.m., includes jazzercise and ballet boot camp. Thurs., 6-8 p.m., includes jazzercise and tap. Kid classes: Wed., 5:30-8:30 p.m., includes tap, ballet/hip hop, and hip hop/jazz. Thurs., 8-9 p.m., includes Fosse jazz. $10. Call Lee to register 991.1817. Kwonkodo Lessons – by reservation at The Hapkido Teakwondo Institute (210 Division St., Kingston). $40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for info.

or call 371.9919 or 817.2161 for more information. Private Voice Lessons Mon.Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper singing technique in downtown Wilkes-Barre studio. Strengthen your breathing, range, and other vocal issues during individualized one-onone private lessons with a NYC born and trained classical soprano with a degree in music and teaching experience. Specializing in opera/classical/ musical theater. Hour and half hour lessons. Student discounts available. Please call 824.5428 or visit www.katrinalykes.com for info. Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network, Scranton. Day and evening classes available for men, women and children. Ongoing classes six days a week. Classes cover the sport, combat, and self-defense aspects of famed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For more information check out www.gracienepa.com or call 570.347.1107. Shaolin White Crane Fist (Wyoming) Teaching the traditional Chinese martial arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan, Qigong-Energy work, Shauijiao-Chinese Wrestling, more. $35/week, first week free. Three levels of training for ages 15+. Contact Master Mike DiMeglio 570.371.8898. STAR Gallery, inside the Mall at Steamtown • Baby Footsteps In The Sand: Tues., 6-7 p.m., ages 5+. $15/class, some supplies included • Sat. Art & Craft Classes: 1-2 p.m., $15/child. • First Steps of a Budding Artist: Sat., 1:30-3:30 p.m., $25/class, some supplies included. • Passport to Adventure: bring photo of choice and learn to turn it into art, $20 pastel classes, #25 acrylic. Contact 347.5146 for info. • Cruise To The Tropics: bring photo/clipping of choice form your last cruise and make souvenir. $20 pastel class, $25 acrylic. Contact 347.5146 for info.

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Academy of Northern Martial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston) Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For Health and Defense. Adult & Children’s Classes held Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First class is Free. Walk-Ins welcome

Absolute Pilates with Leslie (263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit, www.pilateswithleslie.com) • Classes Schedule: Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private training on the Cadillac, Reformer and Wunda Chair,

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

Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.artsyouniverse.com) • Pilates And More: 8-week sessions, Mon. & Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Tues. & Thurs., 12 p.m. Learn Pilates and strengthen abdominals, reduce tension, and improve posture. Beginner to advanced, first session free. Call 814.3051 for info • Life Empowerment Class: Tues., 6-7 p.m. $10. Awakenings Yoga Studio (570.472.3272) • Gentle Yoga: Tues., 5:30 p.m., Candy’s Place (Welles St., Kingston). $5. • Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East Mountain Apartments. Free to residents. • Private Yoga Instruction or Yoga Therapy: By appointment. $45/hr. • Private Meditation Instruction: By appointment. $25/half hr session. Balance Ultimate Fitness (Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840) • Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp: Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes for $150. Balance Yoga and Wellness (900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston, 570.714.2777, www.balanceyogastudio.net) • “Happy Body, Happy Mind,” a Yoga & Nutrition Workshop for children 5-10: March 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Includes yoga class based on healthy body and wholesome foods followed by a make-your-own healthy lunch with Abby Bilek-Singh of Canteen 900. Workshops taught by Ramah Hackett, a level 3 Radiant Child instructor. $30 per child, includes lunch. Call for more info. Classes at La Nota Dance Studio (135 Main St., Luzerne, 570.714.7934) • Zumba Toning: Mon./Wed., 7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. $5/class. • Salsa Night Thurs., 7-9 p.m. at Luna Lounge (41 S. Main St., WilkesBarre) • Zumba Fitness: Tues./Thurs., 7 p.m. $5/class. • Beginner Zumba Class: Sat., noon. • Pilates/Yoga Classes: Tues., 5:30 p.m. with Doreen Ramowski. $48/6week session. Call 822.1200 for info/ registration. • Zumba Classes: Mon., Wed., 5 p.m. $5 class. • Ballroom Dancing: Sat., 7 p.m. $10/person. Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazleton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazle-

ton.com) • Boxing classes with Rich Pastorella (pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m. $40 per month. Egyptian Belly Dance Classes with Dianna Shahein. Call 570.343.2033 for various times/ locations. Private/group classes available. Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077, www.endlessmountainzendo.org) • Zen Meditation Gathering: March 13, 27, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rinzai Zen tradition. Zazen meditation/beginner’s instruction, chanting, walking meditation, reading, more. Wear loose long pants or skirt in solid neutral colors. Tea follows, vegetarian snacks welcome. Public welcome, open donation basket. Call to attend. 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 to book. • 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 to reserve space. Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts Classes Every month at Golightley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shopping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville). Classes focus on cardio, stretching, defense, stamina and more. Self defense, cardio and karate aerobics also available. $75/month. Call 570.814.3293 for info. Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabellydance.com, 570.836.7399) • Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness & Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne) • Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center (Route 6, Tunkhannock) Harris Conservatory for the Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne, 718.0673) • Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.; Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info. • Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon., 7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info.

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. Topics include goal setting/stress reduction, more. Call for info/reservation. Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn the self-defense system that combines different Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido, Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held at the Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150 Welles St., Forty Fort). Cost is $40 per month. For more info, call 570.287.4290 or visit www.htkdi.com. Leverage Performance Training Studio (900 Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.388.2386, www.leveragetrainingstudio.com ) • Primal Scream Classes, a Tabata Circuit Training Class: Tues./Thurs., 7 p.m., free if member, $5 with member, $10 non-member • Primal Scream Express: Tues./ Thurs., 8 p.m., free if member, $5 with member, $10 non-member ❏ Workshops, discount available for series. • Welcome/Overview: March 9, 7:30 p.m., free. • Nutrition: March 16, 7:30 p.m., $15 members, $20 non-member • Fitness &Exercise Technique: March 23, 7:30 p.m., $15 members, $20 non-member • Recap & Primal Scream fitness class: March 30, 7:30 p.m., $15 members, $20 non-member Maximum Health and Fitness (310 Market St., Kingston, 570.283.2804) • Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.; Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info. Meditation/Yoga classes at Spectrum Health & Racquet Club (151 Terrace Dr., Eynon). Meditation: Fri., 7-8 p.m. Yoga: Sat., 9:45-10:45 a.m. $5 each class, bring mat. Call 570.383.3223 for info. Motivations Fitness Center (112 Prospect St., Dunmore. 570.341.7665) • Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel “Kali” Dare: Learn various techniques and shed pounds. Call for info.

Hoop Fitness Classes (whirligighoopers.com) • Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30 p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Charles St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to reserve spot. • Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs., 5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre) $5.

NutriFitness Boot Camp (311 Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409) • Free week of Boot Camp for new members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. • Zumba: Tues. 6 p.m.; Thurs., 7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. $5. • Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to

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La Nota House of Dance (135 Main St., Luzerne, 570.714.7934, lanotadance@yahoo.com) • Friday Night Practice Parties: Features practice of dance steps. $5. Call for more info. • Ladies Unite with Luanne: Mon., 7 p.m. Group dancing, no partners needed. Learn new steps, body movement, styling, shine patterns, more. Two groups available, for fun only or for performance. Call for info. • Ballroom dancing for seniors: Wed., 1-3 p.m. Features performances, lessons, games. $5

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speak and see 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. Friends of the Scranton Public Library (520 Vine St., Scranton, 570.348.3000) • Spring Book Sale: March 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 20, 2-4 p.m. at Children’s Library. Call Tina Thomas for more info. • Bus trip to Morgan Library and Museum in New York City: April 30. $30 for Friends members, $35 nonmembers. RSVP by April 1. Call Tina Thomas for info. Friends of the Taylor Community Library (710 S. Main St., 570.562.1234, Taylor) • Spring Fling Tea Party sponsored by Taylorville Tea Society: April 2, 1-2:30 p.m. Events include book signing of “Taylor Arcadia, Images of America” by Margo Azzarelli, tea-leaf readings by Madam Yarns, more. Fun spring hats encouraged. Free, seating limited. Tea/dessert served. Call 346.6179 to RSVP by March 25.

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King’s College Events: (133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5900, www.kings.edu) • Campion Literary Society Writing Workshop: March 21, 3:30 p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, Room 117. Student leaders share writing exercises with participants. Free. Osterhout Library (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0156, ext. 217) • Meet the Author and Book signing: March 12, 5 p.m., Rebekah Armusik author of “Memoirs of a Gothic Soul.” • Franklin St. Sleuths Book Discussion: March 17, 6:30 p.m., discussion “The Black Camel” by Earl Derr Biggers. • “Pennsylvania Hands” exhibit/ slideshow: March 18, 5-8 p.m. Sally Wiener Grotta will lead slideshow discussion. Opening reception March 24, 7 p.m. The Philip Hone Gallery (742

Main St., Honesdale, philiphonegallery.com, 570.253.5577) • Poetry & Literature Group led by Christine San Jose: March 17, 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

• “With bullets singing all around me:” Regional Stories of the Cival War: through July 17. • “Medics In Action: Caring For the Wounded:” through July 17.

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Gallery at the Pocono Community Theater (88 S. Courtland St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456. poconocommunitytheater.org) • “One Artist Two Styles” by Tim Weaver: through April 30. • “Assemblage” by Bill Pilling: through April 30.

West Pittston Library (200 Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org, 570.654.9847) • Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m. Free. Features an 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.com) Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5 p.m. • Life Drawing sessions: every Tues., 7-9 p.m. Call Phil for info, 561.7817. • Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9 p.m. $5 GA, $2 student. • “Made in Stone,” an exhibit of stone sculptures produced by members of the Carving Studio & Sculpture Center of West Rutland, Vt.: through March 26. 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. Saturday by appt. • “Face to Face- Interface:” through April 28. Features work by several renowned portraitists. The Butternut Gallery (204 Church St, 2nd Floor, Montrose) • “Spring Peepers:” through April 2 featuring Artists’ Open House Weekend Artists. Camerawork Gallery (Downstairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry Building, 515 Center St., Scranton, 570.510.5028. www.cameraworkgallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Random Moments:” a show of recent photographs by Bernie Andreoli and Rolfe Ross: through March 30. Everhart Museum (1901 Mulberry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186, www.everhart-museum.org) Admission $5 adults; $3 students/ seniors; $2 children 6-12; Everhart Museum members free. • “John and Yoko, a New York Love Story:” Features last photographs of John Lennon by Allen Tannenbaum through April 4.

MacDonald Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1-5 p.m. • Watercolors and works on canvas by the late Alice Welsh Jenkins: through April 21. The Main Street Gallery (27 N. Main St., Carbondale) • The 2nd Anniversary Juried Art Exhibition: March 25-April 29. Opening reception March 25, 6-9 p.m. Exhibit is a project of the Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce. Entries due March 12 from all skill levels/media; drop off at gallery March 10-12, notification March 14-15. Marquis Art & Frame (122 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.0518) Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • “Collected & New Works” by Barbro Jernberg and Kelly Olszyk: March 18-May 7. opening reception March 18, 5-8 p.m. New Visions Studio/Gallery (11 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, www.newvisionstudio.com. 978.501.7812) Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6 p.m. and by appointment. • “Organic Darkroom,” a photography exhibit of c-prints by John Steck Jr.: March 10-April 5. Opening reception March 11, 6-9 p.m., features free food/drink, artist meet-andgreet. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery (Misericordia University, 570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art) Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat./Sun., 1-5 p.m. • “Luzerne County Women In Pastel Invitational:” March 13-April 21. Features artists Alice Laputka, Georgiana Cray Bart, Anna Ostapiw, Shirley Trievel, Mary Louise Steinberg, Natalia A. Kerr, Tobi Balin Grossman and Liz Bignel Plashinski. Artist reception March 13, 3-5 p.m., free and open to

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The Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University in Dallas will host “Luzerne County Women In Pastel Invitational” March 13-April 21. An artist reception, which is free and open to the public, will be held Sunday, March 13 from 3-5 p.m. The exhibit features artists Alice Laputka, Georgiana Cray Bart, Anna Ostapiw, Shirley Trievel, Mary Louise Steinberg, Natalia A. Kerr, Tobi Balin Grossman and Liz Bignel Plashinski. “These eight women have diverse styles and techniques, and the exhibition features their representations of landscape, portraiture and still life works,” Brian Benedetti, director of the gallery, said in a press release. For more info, call 570.674.6250 or visit misericordia.edu/ art. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m. pictured above is Natalia A. Kerr’s “It’s a New Dawn.” the public. The Philip Hone Gallery (742 Main St., Honesdale, philiphonegallery.com, 570.253.5577) • CM Artscene Gallery featuring works by Patricia Orr, Jules Dobitsch, Jamie Peters, Margie Long, Jill Swersie and Lucille Norella: through March 18. Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/ schulmangallery, 570.740.0727) Gallery hours: Wed.-Sat., 5-8 p.m. • 30th Annual Rossetti Exhibit: through April 6, featuring winning artwork by students in Tunkhannock Something Special (23 W. Walnut St., Kingston) Hours: Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat., 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. • Charlotte Kindler exhibit: through April 1. STAR Gallery at the Mall at Steamtown (570.969.2537/ 343.3048) • “Bending Reality:” through March 31. Features stylized illustrations and figure drawings of Gerry Stankiewicz. ❏ Children and adult art classes • Ceramic sculpture and the Children’s Art Corner: Call Tom Gates,

877.3261 • Drawing and painting classes: Call Karen Mahalik 383.1220 • Private Photoshop classes: Call Gerry Stankiewicz, 709.9203 The Vintage Theater (119 Penn Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271, www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com) • IAC Video Collage Part 2: March 19. Features films from two-20 minutes. One-hour reception follows with music and light refreshments. For info, visit www.iacollective.blogspot.com. Widmann Gallery (Located in King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center between North Franklin and North Main Streets, WilkesBarre, 208.5900, ext. 5328) Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. • “Perspectives of Nature:” through March 25. Features photographic work by King’s student Jeff Katra. The Wyoming Valley Art League (47 N. Franklin St., WilkesBarre, www.wval.org, 570.288.1020) • Erin Miele “Add Energy to your Painting:” March 11-12. • 3rd Friday exhibit/reception: W March 18.


By Dale Culp

Weekender Correspondent

WEEKENDER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2011

The Gamer

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kind of shooter in that it presents the player with a different kind of challenge. The tagline, “Kill with skill,” implies a lot in how the game works. In your typical shooter, you’re traveling from Point A to Point B, killing bad guys more as a matter of incidence. You shoot the bad guys because they’re in your way. Here, it’s largely the same principle, but the end goal isn’t simply to survive; you’re looking to rack up as many points as possible by killing the enemy in as many ways as possible. As an example, one of the more useful gadgets you pick up is the Leash, a device that shoots out a beam of energy that you can use to grab and pull enemies towards you. Doing so puts that enemy in a temporary time suspension, allowing you to attack with your weapon, kick them into a set piece, hazard or any other method of homicide you can quickly conjure up. See a cactus plant with large thorns? Kick the bad guy into it. Next, maybe fire a pair of tethered grenades at a guy, binding him around the neck. Put a couple shots into him and then kick him into the cactus. See? That would get you a lot more points, and that’s the name of the game. Forget any intellectual debate you might be having about the

philosophical overtones present in “Bulletstorm,” because there just aren’t any. This is “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater” with guns and colorful metaphors. Think about this as a game where the focus is on stringing together attacks the way you would ride a line through a skatepark in “Pro Skater.” Then, just replace the names of those tricks and combos with words I’m pretty sure we can’t reprint here. If you just ignore the dirty words and forget about the fact that you’re being rewarded for shooting dudes in the breadbasket for extra points, then you’re going to have a real good time. Or, maybe shooting a guy in his bathing suit area is what works for you; I won’t judge. All I know is, it’s a gameplay mechanic that works out really well and I’m having too much fun to worry about it. “Bulletstorm” is just the kind of shooter we’ve needed after spending a lot of time brooding in the more serious, “Modern Warfare 2” style of combat games that have been extremely popular, lately. Even if “Bulletstorm” does reach a saturation point where the magic begins to wear off, the ride is incredible. It’s a game that remembers not to take itself so seriously and just focuses on being fun. We need more of that. W

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Bulletstorm” is an offensive, obnoxiously gratuitous display of moral turpitude. Simply describing the grotesque, cruel and unusual acts of depravity exhibited throughout this game would evoke such imagery as to require difficult stretches of the imagination in ways that would make one assume it must be hyperbole. I assure you, it is not — you can totally shoot dudes in the nuts, kick their heads in and blow them up for points. It’s awesome! In “Bulletstorm,” you get to walk a mile in the shoes of Grayson Hunt, a 26th century, ex-Confederate operative who took his squad and went AWOL after they learned that they had been tricked into killing innocent civilians. But it’s hard to say that Hunt is after redemption. When he finally does catch up with his old general, he makes a suicide run that ends up with his ship marooned on Stygia, a once-luxurious vacation getaway that has since been over run by giant monsters, mutants and man-eating plants. From there, it’s all about finding a way off Stygia in one of the most foul-mouthed, reckless and over-the-top action romps we’re sure to see in 2011. “Bulletstorm” is a different


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sorry mom & dad By Justin Brown

Weekender Correspondent

Apology No. 24

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ear Mom & Dad, I’m sorry I caused an overweight girl named Moose to throw a vacuum across a room. The whole incident began when my fraternity brother Ross and I decided we needed a break from the scene we were accustomed to at school. Drinking in a frat house basement amongst a sea of girls who reek of yeast infections can be fun and all, but we had something else in mind for a change: To spend the weekend at Indiana University of Pennsylvania with Ross’ best friend, Bryan Loeffler, for what will remain one of the most unforgettable weekends of my college experience! After a fun night of partying at IUP, we were invited to hang out with three girls who shared a house. “Shhh!” insisted the girls who invited us back. “Be quiet until we get upstairs! Our roommate Moose is sleeping. She doesn’t feel well.” “You live with a girl named Moose?” I shouted. “Shhh!” everyone loudly whispered back. We then trekked upstairs. “I’m going downstairs to get some water,” I told everyone. “Just don’t wake up Moose” I was warned. Downstairs, I saw Moose’s bedroom door next to the kitchen. I imagined a lumberjack type of girl who would go all Lorena Bobbit on my penis if I pissed her off. Was this Moose a beastly heavy-weight champion? Or was she a cute, petite little blonde like her other roommates, just with a bad nickname? I was determined to find out. Next to Moose’s bedroom door was a vacuum. I decided to turn the vacuum on, slide it into her room and run upstairs, anticipating her to wake up and reveal her identity. When I ran into the room where everyone was upstairs, one of the girls asked me if Moose was vacuuming, in a tone of shock. Before I could answer, we all heard a voice screaming, “Who

the f--ck put this vacuum in my room?” It was the voice of something you would only expect to hear if you climbed a beanstalk and was greeted by a magnificent giant. It was the voice of Moose. Moose’s roommates ran downstairs to see why she was yelling. We followed them. When we got downstairs we all heard a grunt. Then, flying mid-air from her bedroom door was the vacuum. Moose’s door slammed. The kitchen sink loudly broke the fall of the vacuum. We all raced toward the upstairs, laughing so hard it hurt. As we were racing upstairs, Loeffler and I tripped over each other, falling to the ground. We were now laughing so hard that we couldn’t breathe. That’s when I pissed my pants. Horrified, I ran upstairs to the first bedroom I could find. I searched for a hair dryer, and started drying my urinedrenched pants, hoping nobody would find out what I did. Then, a girl walked into the room. Apparently they had another roommate who just came home. And apparently she was horrified to find a strange guy sitting on her bed with her hair dryer waving across his crotch. Needless to say, we were all kicked out. I never even got to see Moose! Karma kicked me in the ass a few weeks later when Ross was mad at me and informed one of our fraternity brother’s that the pants I pissed in were his, which I borrowed without asking and didn’t wash afterwards. So, mom and dad, if you ever hear about a girl named Moose, don’t ask. And, if you have a weak bladder, don’t borrow jeans. A few years later Bryan Loeffler passed away. I then realized you’re not here for a long time, you’re here for a good time. That weekend at IUP we definitely had a good time. Your son, Justin W Keep up with Justin on Twitter @sorrymomanddad and Facebook.com/ sorrymomanddad.

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ngines will roar and dust will fly. Metal will crunch under the spinning tires and thundering weight of true monsters. Cheers will fill the air as these beasts go head-to-head in some of the most heart-pounding, adrenaline-surging battles to come to the Wilkes-Barre area. The Mohegan Sun Arena will host Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, presented by Feld Entertainment, beginning on Friday, March 11 and running through Sunday, March 13. The All Access Pit Party opens at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, giving fans a special chance to get autographs from the drivers as well as be face-to-face with the mammoth trucks, including Spiderman, Ironman, Grinder, Raminator, Rammunition and Grave Digger. Mark Hall, driver of the Dodge-sponsored Raminator, said he has been driving monster trucks since the late ’80s. “I’m very blessed that I get to do something that I enjoy as much as this,” he said. “And I’ve been very fortunate to do this as long as I have.” Hall, who considers himself a gear-head, said he grew up around the motorcycle racing tracks where his father was an announcer. When he was old enough to drive, he got more into trucks, putting lift kits onto them to make them bigger. But when he couldn’t drive them on the streets anymore, he said he and his older brothers turned to monster trucks.

“We didn’t have any money,” he said, “ so we rounded up junk parts and got some friends together. Before we knew it we had a monster truck. While it was nothing more than junk, it kinda got the ball rolling.” Hall’s first truck, appropriately named Heavy Metal, was built from the chassis of an old M4 tank. He said that trucks like that, with the tank tracks instead of big tires, were very popular at the time. But due to their weight and the difficulty transporting them, the popularity fizzled, and the trucks with big tires reigned supreme. Even though the trucks all have massive tires, which require more than 50 hours of work just to make one, Hall said each truck is very unique, often having an assortment of pieces ranging from stock-car racing parts to parts from heavy equipment. “There is a lot of each guy in one of these trucks,” he said. “Everybody puts so much work into these things.” But Hall said the most important parts of these metal monsters is the safety equipment. Each truck is equipped with a fivepoint harness, a custom seat molded to fit the driver, a roll cage and a device called the Remote Ignition Interrupter (RII), which is a remote transmitter used by officials to shut off all power to the truck in case of an emergency. “That’s one thing that the monster truck industry as a whole is very, very proud of, is how safe these things are,” he said. With safety in place and the drivers protected, the trucks emerge for the fans to compete in

various contests, including wheelies, racing, doughnuts and the freestyle event, which is where the trucks do most of their tricks, jumps and car crunching. Hall said that everyone is always trying to one-up their buddies to earn the bragging rights. But he said this year has been tough for the drivers but great for the fans. “It seems like this year everyone has stepped it up,” he said. “Everybody is running really strong.” Hall said the drivers don’t have a chance to practice with the trucks, so every night they get to learn something different. And the drivers are constantly learning, as they are somewhere every weekend, whether it is participating in the Monster Jam event, driving for a jamboree series or appearing at fairs and exhibitions. But he said it is a great experience, as he gets to meet a lot of new people and reunite with old friends made along the way. Hall also said he loves seeing the excitement of the fans, old and new, both kids and adults alike. “If you’ve never been to one of these events I guarantee you’ll have a good time,” he said. “At the end of the night you’ll be hooked on it.” W Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, March 11-12, 7:30 p.m., March 12-13, 2 p.m., Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre Twp.). Tickets: $26.50-$41.50 adult, $11 kids. Info: 570.970.7600 mohegansunarenapa.com, monsterjam.com, feldentertainment.com


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AGENDA, FROM PAGE 51 register. Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odysseyfitnesscenter.com) • Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.; Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.; Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels welcome. • ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7: 5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15 p.m.

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.

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

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.

Reiki Classes (570.387.6157, reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with Sue Yarnes: • Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our locations or your home. Private sessions for stress relief, pain management, enhanced healing and well-being and affordable classes with each level completed in afternoon or two evenings. Hospital endorsed, training for professional Usui Reiki teacher certification available. Call or e-mail for info.

Endless Mountains Nature Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunkhannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMNConline.org) • Bird Watching Walk: March 11, 9 a.m., Russell Hill Church, Route 6, Tunkhannock. Members free, guests, $3. Call to register. • Nature Ramble with Rebecca Lesko: March 20, 1-4 p.m. Meet in front of EMNC lodge. Wear sneakers/ boots, dress in layers, bring water bottle, Canceled if inclement weather. Free, call to register.

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: Get professional instruction without high cost of one-on-one personal trainer. Receive personalized program that changes with every session, similar to P90X crossfit style. All levels, call for details.

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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.

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.

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Hickory Run State Park (1137 Honey Hole Road, 570.403.2006) • The Mystery of Maple Sugaring: March 12, 1-3 p.m. • Family Nature Walk: Wildlife That Move Us: March 13, 1:30-3 p.m. Celebrate National Wildlife Federation’s 75th Anniversary by exploring the park in search of animal movement. • Conservation Volunteer Meeting: March 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Find out what projects have been done and what’s coming up. Lackawanna Audubon Society • LAS program at Lackawanna State Park: March 20, 2:30 p.m. Mike Carey will share photos from Costa Rica. Free, open to the public. Call Gene 586.5156 for info. • Montour Preserve Field Trip: March 26, 10 a.m. Meet at park office. Call Jim 759.1322 for info.

SOCIAL GROUPS The Anthracite Hi-Railer’s Model Railroad Club (Bill’s Shop

Rite Plaza, Rts. 435 & 502 in Daleville) • Open house train display: through March 12, 1-5 p.m., free and open to public. Lackawanna County German-American Society (Genetti Manor, 1505 N. Main Avenue, Dickson City, 570.842.4268) • Spring Festival: April 2, doors 4:30 p.m., German-style Buffet, 5:30 p.m., music & dancing 7-10 p.m. RSVP by March 26.

Name: Brandon Gutierrez Town: Wilkes-Barre

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance (www.gaynepa.com) • Rainbow Awards Gala: April 16, 5:30 p.m., top-shelf open-bar, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner and awards, prom-style after-dinner dancing with live entertainment, All proceeds benefit RA. Visit rainbowawards.org for info/tickets.

Last month’s winner: Dave Walsh of West Wyoming

NEPA Chapter of Friends of NRA • 19th annual fundraising banquet: March 19, Genetti Manor (1505 N. Main Ave., Dickson City). Includes familystyle dinner, live and silent auctions, drawings, door prizes, more. Call Carl Mozeleski, 570.587.2662 or e-mail dbcmoz@epix.net for info. NEPA Youth For Christ • Annual fundraising banquet: April 8, 6-9 p.m., Firoelli’s, Peckville. Features inspirational speaker Joel Sonnenberg and Christian artist Todd Agnew. $35 per person, RSVP by March 25 to Jerry Major, 570.842.4295. Scranton Tomorrow (scrantontomorrow.com) • Giving Brunch: March 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Carmen’s at The Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. $28.95 adults, $15 children 5-12, $5 children 4-. Portion of proceeds benefit Main Street Scranton. RSVP to 570.558.3929; mention Scranton Tomorrow when RSVPing. Vintner’s Circle (1152 Commerce Blvd., Suite 102, Dickson City, 570.383.0224, vintnerscircle.com): • Cooking with Wine Open House: March 9, 6-8 p.m. featuring a menu by Chef Joe Caputo. • Wine Trivia Open House: March 25, 6-8 p.m. • In Store Wine Makers Club: March 30, 6-7 p.m. • At Home Wine Makers Network Group: April 6, 6-7 p.m. W - compiled by Nikki M. Mascali, Weekender Editor Send your listings to weekender@theweekender.com, 90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 or fax to 570.831.7375

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Weekender Correspondent PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) If you’re wondering whether or not to ask the burning question that’s been on the tip of your tongue for ages now, ask yourself why you haven’t already. Is it possible you’re already pretty sure you know the answer — and it’s not the one you’re hoping for? You’ve dropped enough hints that the person in question is either preposterously clueless or not interested. This week, try considering the unasked question already answered, and see if you can move on to the next thing. If you discover you can’t proceed without hearing the words straight from the horse’s mouth, then go ahead and ask — but you’ll probably wish you could have just heeded my advice and let it go instead. ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) If your agenda was to get smashed, you could simply consume everclear, which is typically 75-95 percent alcohol, but not necessarily all that pleasant. What’s the rush? It’d be a whole lot more fun to consume beverages you actually enjoyed, instead of being completely focused on the end goal of getting drunk. It’s fine to have goals (even such ludicrously silly ones as this), but when there are multiple available paths to achieve them, I’d urge you not to simply take the shortest straightest path, but rather the one that’s going to be the most fun. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) Back in the 18th and 19th centuries, public fear of being buried alive led to the invention of numerous “safety coffin” designs, which included a bell that could be rung if one revived post-burial and feeding and air tubes to aid survival while awaiting rescue. Although I’m sure these actually came in handy once or twice, I’m willing to wager that the overwhelming majority of those who purchased such devices never needed them. The precautions you’re considering are similarly outlandish and almost certainly unnecessary. If you can serenely spare yourself the trouble and expense, please do so.

and make the best possible decision. You just need time to get there. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) It’s one thing to work out more and eat healthier purely to attract a lover; pursuing positive action for imperfect motives is just fine. It’s quite another to get plastic surgery, crash diet, or otherwise do unhealthy things to yourself for these kinds of reasons. You can’t help what motivates you; in fact acknowledging it is much better than obscuring it from yourself. However, you can control to what lengths your desires drive you, and set clear boundaries about what’s worth it, and what isn’t. Since you’re precariously close to that line (or may have already stepped over), get this in check, pronto. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) No matter how much you know about something, there’s always more you don’t yet know. Even if it’s something you yourself created out of the richness of your imagination, there are surprises left to be discovered. Being open to such revelations is the key to joy this week. Don’t assume you know everything—actually, adopt exactly the opposite attitude; assume you know almost nothing. Then, set out to explore and discover more. No need for dread. Although the surprises will be exactly that — surprising — they’ll also be excellent sources of delight and inspiration. Pretty cool, huh? The best part is that there’s always more where that came from. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) Memory’s funny. Watch a movie you

haven’t seen for a long time and you may not remember the plot points until they happen, when you say, “Oh yeah, now I remember.” Passage of time can fade knowledge of other people too—but their fundamental qualities will probably still be there. That might be a pleasant rediscovery if you reconnect with someone delightful you knew ages ago: “Oh yeah, this!” Of course, it might go the opposite route, for someone less wonderful: “Oh, right … this.” However, unlike movies — people change. Don’t box an old acquaintance into what you knew about them before, whether good or bad. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) Try less hard. It’s counter-intuitive, I know. When you want something this bad, your instinct is to go all out trying to get it. However, there are some things you can only achieve by staying cool as you pursue them, always keeping something back, in reserve. Some things you can only hold loosely, lest you crush them, or they struggle until they’re free. This week is all about figuring out when it’s time go fullthrottle balls-to-the-wall, or when it’s time to chill out, wait, and just play it cool. Get it right, and there’s not much you can’t score here; screw it up and nothing you do will keep it all from just evaporating. No pressure, though! SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) You find it fascinating when people are pushed to their limits. Really interesting stuff happens then and there. The trick is not shoving them over those limits, and breaking them. When you test people and help them realize their true potential,

SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) Patience is hardly your chief virtue. In some Sagittarians, it’s virtually absent. Unfortunately, some goals are only achieved by having the enduring serenity of a tick, a creature that can lie in wait for up to a couple decades waiting for something appropriately juicy to come along before it springs into action. I question whether or not you’re capable or willing to develop a similar ability; what I don’t question is whether or not it’s necessary. Your options are pretty simple: either learn to chill out and wait, long-term, or let this particular goal go. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) Everyone can incorporate small changes to improve their health and fitness and if they stuck to such changes, they would see results … eventually. However, people get impatient and expect huge results from tiny alterations in their behavior, and frustrated when things take longer. Is that what’s happening here? You may be expecting too much effect from too little action. Abandoning your strategy would be a bad idea; either replace it with something that promises more results, faster, or simply stick to it and accept that to get to where you want to go will require more patience than previously expected. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) If you expect people to consistently be honest with themselves about what they want, what they’re willing to do, and how much they’re capable of, you’re in for truckloads of disappointment. People lie to themselves constantly. Self-deception is commonplace — and consequently the inadvertent duping of others. You’ll recognize more enlightened people by their utter frankness and unwillingness to paint a picture that’s simply too good to be true. Value them. Even though the scenario they present isn’t nearly as pretty — it’s one you can believe in and count on. If that doesn’t mean something to you now, I expect you’ll just need to suffer another massive disappointment or two before it does. W To contact Caeriel send mail to sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.

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GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) Life is full of trade-offs. Don’t you think if there were one “perfect” option, you’d have figured it out by now? Instead, you’re faced with the interesting challenge of calculating which combination of positives and negatives will ultimately work out for the best. Don’t rush this. Your ability to see multiple perspectives may have you swinging back and forth indecisively for a while — but hang in there. If you keep examining the issue, you’ll eventually discover that one takes the decisive lead

BOW WOW March 9 1987 CARRIE UNDERWOOD March 10 1983 BENJI & JOEL MADDEN March 11 1979 JAMES TAYLOR March 12 1948 RACHAEL BELLA March 13 1984 MICHAEL CAINE March 14 1933 EVA LONGORIA (pictured) March 15 1975

you’re at your best (even though they won’t often thank you for it, since such a process is frequently unpleasant); when you can’t keep them from getting seriously hurt, though, is when you’re at your worst. How good is your control? If you’re going to take someone to someplace dangerous, make sure you also have the ability to keep them safe.

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Coupe, 4,500 miles. 2.2 liter, 32 MPG, 1 owner, $14,000 negotiable. White, auto, perfect condition. 570-785-4444

CHEVY `06 EQUINOX

4x4, 62,000 miles, silver, comes with 3 year, 50k mile warranty. $11,900. 570-474-5566

CHEVY `10 IMPALA LT. Silver ice metallic

vertible. Inspected. Tan color canvas top. Runs very good. Asking $2700, must sell. Taking serious offers. 570-604-1118

CHRYSLER `02 PT CRUISER Inferno Red, flame

design. Chrome wheels. 47,000 miles, one owner. Looks and runs great. New inspection. $6,875 Call (570) 472-1854

CHRYSLER `02 SEBRING 122,800 miles,

automatic, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, leather interior, moon roof, rear defroster. $3,600. (570) 474-0423

FORD `04 MUSTANG Mach I, 40th

ANNIVERSARY EDITION V8, Auto, 1,200 miles, all options, show room condition. Call for info. Asking $24,995 Serious inquiries only. 570-636-3151

FORD `07 MUSTANG GT Premium package,

silver, black leather interior, 5 speed manual. 20,000 miles. $18,900 (570) 868-3832

FORD `92 MUSTANG

Convertible, 55,000 original miles 5.0 auto, some engine upgrades. Garaged showcar. $8200 (570) 283-8235

FORD `99 CONTOUR

with ebony interior. 2,400 miles. Onstar, XM Satellite Radio, remote start, bluetooth, front seat split bench. $20,000 4 months old, original sticker price $27,440. Call 570-650-9026

84,000 miles. 4 door automatic, runs excellent, clean, air conditioned, great shape, $2,500 negotiable. (570) 709-7751

CHRYSLER ‘05 SEBRING

Auto., sunroof, alloy wheels, 44K miles, silver with black cloth, new Blizzaks, KBB over $16,000, Must sell! $12,900 Call after 5 pm. 570-477-2677

Touring Edition. Sapphire blue, 35K miles, excellent condition, alloy wheel. Power windows, CD player. $9,100. 570-574-8774

CHRYSLER ‘06 300C HEMI

HONDA `05 CIVIC

110 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, AM/FM radio, CD player, new breaks, rotors, power steering pump, $8,500. (570) 704-8685

HYUNDAI `08 ELANTRA

Low mileage, 30,000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, anti-lock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, Mp3 player, sun roof, rear defroster. $9,300 (570) 696-3152 Call before 10:00 p.m.

Kayla s Kars 161 Main St. Avoca, Pa 18641 By the Pittston By-Pass ‘05 Ford 500 Limited - AWD SHARP! 69k $11,500 04 Chrysler Sebring 37k $6,995 04 PT Cruiser 63k $5995 03 Toyota Camry SE 42K $10,900 RF.-6 CYLINDER 02 Toyota Sienna LE 94K $7495 00 Ford Ranger Ext. Cab Wideside 87k Auto 00 Chevy Cavalier LS Auto Super 67k $4995

IF

YOU DIDN’T BUY IT AT KAYLAS KARS U PAID TOO MUCH

570-451-1150

LINCOLN `02 TOWN CAR

Soft top convertible, sunroof. Black with Black leather interior. Alloy wheels. $4,500, Call (570) 594-1496

Boat? Car? Truck? Motorcycle? Airplane? Whatever it is, sell it with a Classified ad. 570-829-7130

WANTED!

ALL JUNK CARS CA$H PAID 570-301-3602

MAZDA `04 3

Hatchback, 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. auto, sunroof, premium sound and alloy wheels. $8,300 (570) 864-2337

80,000 miles. New brakes & rotors. New alignment. Two new rear tires. No accidents. $8,500 or best offer. For more information, call (570) 332-4213

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‘26 FORD MODEL T Panel Delivery

100 point Concours quality restoration. Red with black fenders. Never Driven. 0 miles on restoration. RARE! $40,000 $38,000

1993 MERCEDES BENZ 300SL 38,000 miles

6 cylinder, 2 door convertible with hardtop. Black with Black leather interior. 2nd owner. Loaded. Must Sell! $18,500 $15,500 $14,500

1993 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE 4 door

Blue-Sapphire Beauty! Beautiful condition. Garage kept 26,000 miles. All available options fully loaded. 4 door. Grey leather interior $7,900

From an Exotic, Private Collection

Call 570-650-0278

MERCEDES-BENZ ‘91 420 SEL 127,000 miles, auto-

matic, 4 door, all power, CD player, sun roof, $3,200 (570) 592-4994

MERCEDES-BENZ `01 C-240 121,000 miles.

Loaded, leather seats, 4 door. $5,200 Call 570-283-1800 M-F, 9am - 5pm All other times (570) 388-6422

loaded, garage kept, excellent condition. 52,000 miles $25,500 570-735-2775

MERCEDES-BENZ `05 CLK320 CABRIOLET Convertible, Silver

with grey leather interior, fully loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition. Must See! Asking $27,000 (570) 477-3083

MERCEDES-BENZ `95 SL 500 Convertible, with

removable hard top, dark Blue, camel interior, Summer Driving Only, Garage Kept. Very Good Condition, No Accidents. Classy Car. Price Reduced! $13,995 or trade for SUV or other. 570-388-6669

MINI COOPER ‘05

Red, 79000 miles, automatic, 2 door, all power, sun roof, Excellent condition, runs great. $10,000 (570) 817-1467 or 570-299-9092

Blue/white top & white interior. Recent documented frame-off restoration. Over $31,000 invested. will sell $24,600. 570-335-3127

PORSCHE `02 BOXSTER S Great convertible,

NISSAN ‘00 MAXIMA

Find Something? Lose Something? Get it back where it belongs with a Lost/Found ad! 570-829-7130

NISSAN ‘04 350Z

Roadster Touring Edition. Loaded. Good condition. 18,000 miles, triple black, 6 speed manual transmission, 19” black & chrome wheels. $24,000 or best offer. (570) 233-7044

NISSAN ‘05 ALTIMA SL, 3.5 V-6, leather, Bose radio, 6 CD player. $8,500 570-472-3175

MERCEDES-BENZ NISSAN `06 SENTRA `05 240C 1.8 S, Special 4Matic, V6 - Gray, Edition, Power 77K highway miles, Excellent condition, dealer serviced. Sun roof, heated seats. $15,500. Call 570-288-3916

PONTIAC ‘69 FIREBIRD 400 CONVERTIBLE

black top, 6 speed manual transmission, carbon fiber dash, leather interior, front & rear trunk, fast & agile. $18,000 or best offer. Call 570-262-2478

Manual transmission, 5 speed, fully loaded, clean, good condition, leather, 17” tires, 81k miles. 1 owner. $6500. 570561-2234 /646-6422066 ask for Mike.

steering, brakes, windows & locks. 6 CD changer. Excellent condition, 43K. $12,500. 570-881-6897

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

SUBARU ‘02 FORESTER NISSAN `08 ALTIMA 144,000 miles, 4 CHEVY `66 BEL AIR cylinder, all wheel 2 door post car, in

Low mileage, 18000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, all power, cruise control, GPS/navigation system, AM/FM radio, CD changer, Mp3 player, keyless entry, leather interior, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, new floor mats, Winter Frost pearl paint, heated seats, side mirror defroster, backup camera, auto rear view mirror dimmer, Bluetooth, phone, nav., & radio controls on steering wheel, 4.5 years remaining on 7 year 100,000 miles Nissan bumper to bumper Premium Warranty included, EXCELLENT CONDITION Altima HYBRID 35city/33 highway mpg. $18,900. 570-371-9001 Call after 5:00 p.m.

MITSUBISHI `02 ECLIPSE Spyder Convertible. Red, Am/FM CD, all power. $6,800 (570) 881-0395

412 Autos for Sale

SALEEN `02 SE 281 Convertible, silver on black, garage kept, Production #351. 14,500 miles. Asking $23,500, Serious inquiries only! 570-477-3600

SCION ‘08 TC

Low mileage, 42,000 miles, 4 speed, front wheel drive, 2 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, cruise control, AM/FM radio, CD player, Mp3 player, keyless entry, sun/moon roof, rear defroster, tinted windows. $14,200. (570) 443-7522 Call before 9:30 p.m.

drive, automatic, good condition. $6,500. call Dave (570) 479-0106

SUBARU ‘05 IMPREZA WRX 2.0 Turbo, Blue

exterior. Black cloth interior. 48,000 miles, 18” Black O.Z Rally Wheels. 3” RSR Turbo Back Exhaust. ACT 2 Clutch, cold air intake, RA Gearsets. $13,999 (570) 852-9231

SUZUKI ‘04 AERIO AWD

White sedan, 6-CD changer, 62K miles, $6200 or best offer. 570-592-2556

TOYOTA `93 MR2 T-top, 5 speed.

AM/FM/CD, AC, power antenna. New tires. No rust. Great condition.

$6,000

(570) 708-0269 after 6:00PM

TOYOTA `94 CAMRY LE. 4 cylinder.

White, 4 door, automatic. 1 owner. 76,000 original miles. Excellent condition. Rare automobile. $4,700. Village Auto Sales of Tompkinsville 570-499-8853

Volkswagen ‘03 GTI moonroof, 5 speed, loaded,$9750 excellent condition, 570-578-2149

415 Autos-Antique & Classic

BUICK `55 SPECIAL Red & white, 2 door Nice car. Must see to appreciate. $10,000 or best offer. 570-332-1350

CADILLAC `80 COUPE DEVILLE Excellent condition, $3,000 located in Hazleton. 570-454-1945 or 561-573-4114

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good condition for age. Serious inquiries only, call for details. $8,500 or best offer. Call Steve at 570-407-0531

CORVETTES WANTED 1953-1972

Any Condition! Courteous, Fast Professional Buyer. Licensed & Bonded corvettebuyer.com 1-800-850-3656

FORD `52 COUNTRY SEDAN CUSTOM LINE

STATION WAGON V8, automatic, 8 passenger, 3rd seat, good condition, 2nd owner. $9,500. 570-579-3517

FORD `66

Mustang Coupe. Pearl white, pony interior. Pristine condition. 26K miles. $17,000 or best offer. (570) 817-6768

LINCOLN `88 TOWN CAR 61,000 original

miles, garage kept, triple black, leather interior, carriage roof, factory wire wheels, loaded, excellent condition. $5,500. Call Mike 570-237-7660

MAZDA `88 RX-7 CONVERTIBLE

1 owner, garage kept, 65k original miles, black with grey leather interior, all original & never seen snow. $8,900. Call 570-237-5119

PONTIAC ‘84 TRANS AM

15TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. 1 of 600 made, all available options, 63K miles, V8, auto. T-roof, $7,995. Call 570-817-2577

STUDEBAKER ‘31

Rumble seat, coupe Good condition. Call for details (570) 881-7545

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570-760-2035

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Light green, 18,000 miles, loaded, leather, wood trim, $24,000. 570-222-4960 leave message

HONDA ‘06 ACCORD EX

Blue, 5 speed manual, CD, Air, factory alarm, power windows & locks. 38K. $7,500 negotiable. Call 570-540-6236

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415 Autos-Antique & Classic

OLDSMOBILE `68 DELMONT DRASTICALLY

REDUCED!! This model only produced in 1967 & 1968. All original 45,000 miles, Color Burgundy, cloth & vinyl interior, 350 rocket engine, 2nd owner. Fender skirts, always garaged. Trophy winner at shows. Serious inquiries only, $7,500. 570-690-0727

TANK ‘07 VISION

2007 Tank Motor Sports Vision Motorcycle. 250 cc, Brand new. 0 miles. $2,400. For more information call Tom at 570-825-2114

421

Boats & Marinas

CUSTOM CREST 15’

Fiberglass boat with trailer. Outboard propulsion. Includes: 2 motors Erinmade, “Lark II series”

PRICE REDUCED! $2,400 NEGOTIABLE

570-417-3940

SALT CREEK SKIF

14’ fiberglass fishing boat, tri-hull (very stable), 25 HP Tahatsu outboard, Full Galvanized Trailer. Perfect Condition. Built in fuel tank. All new in ‘01. $2,500 570-256-7311

SEA NYMPH ‘94

19’, 4.0 Outboard motor, good condition. $6,000 or best offer. Call 570-722-4077

427

Commercial Trucks & Equipment

CHEVROLET ‘89

C70. 24’ box. Lift gate, many new parts. $1,900. (570)675-7546

436

Mopeds

MOTOR SCOOTER Tank, 150cc, silver, 51 original miles. Seats two. Radio/cassette player, includes helmet and charger. $1300 Call NAPW 570-822-WASH

439

Motorcycles

HARLEY DAVIDSON ` 06 SOFTTAIL NIGHTTRAIN Dark gray metallic, new rr tire & brakes, many extras $11,500 (570) 592-4982

HARLEY DAVIDSON `01 Road King 19,000

miles, new tires, lots of extra chrome. Like New. $12,900. Call 570-639-1989 or 570-760-1023

HONDA ‘04 SHADOW SABRE 1100

black, 13,500 miles. Windshield, saddle bag. Excellent condition. $4,500. Call (570) 852-9455

HONDA 2004 CRF 100.

Excellent condition. $1500 or best offer. 570-498-7702

KAWASAKI ‘06

Vulcan Classic 1500 Black and chrome. Fuel injected. 21” windshield. Passenger backrest. Floor boards. Remainder of warranty. Expires Feb., 2012. Kept in heated garage! Never damaged. 7,000 miles. Great condition! $6,800 570-574-9217

SUZUKI `07 C50T CRUISER EXCELLENT CONDITION Windshield, Bags,

Floorboards,V&H Pipes, White walls,Garage Kept. 6K Miles $5,500 (570) 430-0357

YAMAHA `04 V-STAR

1100 Custom. 5800 miles, light bar, cobra exhaust, windshield, many extras, must sell. $5,995. Call 570-301-3433

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FORD ‘99 E350 YAMAHA `97 VIRAGO 750cc. 8,000 miles, saddlebags, windBUCKET VAN shield, back rest, Triton V8. 2 speed

boom; 92,000miles; $9999 or best price. Great condition. Call 570-675-3384 or 570574-7002

Black & Pearl, Excellent Condition. Must See. Asking $2,499. Call after 4. 570-823-9376

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Motorcycles

YAMAHA` 08 R1 BEAUTIFUL BIKE Perfect condition.

3700 miles, new rear tire, undertail kit, cover. Price negotiable $7,900 570-852-9072

YAMAHA` 09 VSTAR 650 CLASSIC Like New.

Less than 1000 miles. White and chrome. Garage kept. $6,300 (570) 817-8127

442 RVs & Campers

FLAGSTAFF `08 CLASSIC

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, water purifier, awning, microwave oven, tinted safety glass windows, raised panel fridge & many accessories & options. Excellent condition, $22,500. 570-868-6986

FORD ‘96 CLASS C

Gulf Stream Conquest Motor Home. 31’, 460 V8, all options. 37K miles. Excellent condition. $17,000. Call 570-868-5385

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Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

BUICK `05 RENDEZVOUSFully CX AWD,

loaded, 1 owner, 18,000 miles. 6 cylinder. New inspection, tires & brakes. Like new, inside & out. $16,900. Call (570) 540-0975

CHEVR0LET`02 EXPRESS

CONVERSION VAN Loaded. Low miles. Excellent condition.

$18,900

570-674-3901

CHEVROLET ‘91 PANEL TRUCK White, wiith gutter

machine, $6,000, very good condition leave message 570-779-1909

CHEVROLET `05 TRAILBLAZER LT Black/Grey. 18,000

miles. Well equipped. Includes On-Star, tow package, roof rack, running boards, remote starter, extended warranty. $16,000 (570) 825-7251

CHEVROLET `06 SILVERADO 1500 SUNLINE `06 SOLARIS 4X4 pickup, extendTravel Trailer. 29’, mint condition, 1 slide out a/c-heat. Stove, microwave, fridge, shower inside & out. Many more extras. Reduced. $15,500. Call 570-842-6735

SUNLITE CAMPER 22 ft. 3 rear bunks,

center bathroom, kitchen, sofa bed. Air, Fully self contained. Sleeps 6. New tires, fridge awning. $4500. 215-322-9845

Susquehanna RV

“A Camper’s Best Friend” Rt. 11 BloomsburgDanville Highway

570-389-9900

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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

ed cab, 6 1/2 ft. box, automatic. Pewter. 48,000 miles. Excellent condition. $17,000 Negotiable (570) 954-7461

CHEVROLET `07 TRAILBLAZER LS Perfect condition, 17,000 miles. Asking $20,000 570-332-3681

CHEVROLET `95 GMC 21 1/2 foot

bus. 7,000 miles. Diesel, AC, auto wheelchair lift. $4,100 (570)889-4288

CHEVY ’06 TRAILBLAZER Light blue/ silver. 11,000 miles. Moon roof, cloth running board, owner extras such as remote start & tinted windows - $25,000 or best offer. Call 570-905-4230

DODGE `94

Dakota with cap. 1 owner, garage kept, very good condition. Many extras including lift & back seat. 29 MPG gas. (570) 868-0944

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

CHEVY `05 EQUINOX

LT (premium package), 3.4L, 47,000 miles. All wheel drive, power moonroof, windows, locks & seats. Leather interior, 6 cd changer, rear folding seats, keyless entry, onstar, roof rack, running boards, garage kept, $14,750. (570) 362-1910

DODGE `10 GRAND CARAVAN Only 17k miles. Excellent condition. Factory & extended warranty. $19,995 (570) 690-2806

FORD `01 LARIAT 250 Super Duty

with slide-in camper new tires, 4 door, 8’ bed. Soft and hardtop for bed covers., Good condition. Sold together or separately $10,900 (570) 639-5478

FORD `03 F150 LARIAT Contractor ready

with ladder rack & tool box, 4x4 diesel, under 97K. Great condition, $17,000 or best offer. 570-925-2845

FORD `03 F150 LARIAT Contractor ready

with ladder rack & tool box, 4x4 diesel, under 97K. Great condition, $17,000 or best offer. 570-925-2845

FORD `90 TRUCK

17’ box. Excellent running condition. Very Clean. $5,000. Call 570-287-1246

FORD `97 EXPLORER

Sport - 4WD, 2 door, black, new tires and alternator, 117K miles, fully loaded, 6 CD changer, power windows, power locks, runs perfect. $2500. Call 570-814-8536

FORD `99 E250

Wheelchair Van 78,250 miles. Fully serviced, new battery, tires & rods. Seats 6 or 3 wheelchairs. Braun Millennium lift with remote. Walk up door. Front & rear A/C. Power locks & windows. Excellent condition. $9,500. 570-237-6375

JEEP ’02 LIBERTY SPORT 4x4 70k miles, Power options. Excellent condition. $8,000 negotiable. Call 570-239-4568 Leave message.

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

FORD 2008 EDGE SEL

All Wheel Drive. Red, low miles, fully loaded, leather, 6 CD changer, perfect condition. $23,000 or best offer. Call

570-814-8536

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

JEEP `07 WRANGLER X 4x4, stick shift, soft

top. Red exterior, well maintained, garage kept. 11,500 miles, one owner. AC, CD player, cruise control. Tow package with cargo carrier. Excellent condition. $18,700 Call 570-822-9680

LEXUS `04 GX 470 Black with dark

HONDA `03 ODYSSEY High mileage,

140000 miles, automatic, front wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, AM/FM radio, CD player, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, $5,990 (570) 606-4198

HONDA `10 ODYSSEY

Special Edition. Maroon, Fully loaded. Leather seats. TV/DVD, navigation, sun roof plus many other extras. 3rd seat . Only 950 Miles. Brand New. Asking $36,000 (570) 328-0850

HUMMER ‘05 H2

Yellow with black leather interior. Front & rear heated seats. Many chrome accessories. $28,500 or best offer. Call (570) 788-9826 or (570) 956-8547 Leave Message

INTERNATIONAL ‘95 DUMP TRUCK Refurbished, rebuilt engine, transmission replaced. Rear-end removed and relubed. Brand new 10’ dump. PA state inspected. $12,900/best offer. 570-594-1496

JEEP ‘07 LIBERTY 4X4 White, 23k miles,

3.7, 6 cylinder, automatic, power locks, doors and windows. Car still under warranty. Like new. Sacrifice $14,500. 570-256-7311

KIA `02 SEDONA

EX, Van, Sunroof. 61,000 miles. Loaded. Good condition. $5000 or best offer. 570-606-7654

gray leather interior. DVD player. Fully loaded. 92,000 miles. Excellent condition. $19,000 (570) 675-4424

MITSUBISHI `95 MONTERO SR 4WD 177,102 miles, auto-

matic, four wheel drive, 4 door, antilock brakes, air conditioning, air bags, power locks, power windows, power mirrors, power seats, cruise control, AM/FM radio, cassette player, CD changer, leather interior, sun roof, rear defroster, rear windshield wiper, new Passed inspection, new battery. $2,500 (570) 868-1100 Call after 2:00 p.m.

NISSAN `08 ROGUE SL. AWD, 1 owner,

no accidents. 4 door hatchback, 6 cylinder, roof rails, dark gray, black interior. Premium wheels, new tires, brakes extra set of snows. Premium sound/Bose/bluetooth, XM radio. Intelligent key entry. Newly inspected 36,900 miles $19,500 (570) 371-7227

SUZUKI `07 XL-7 56,000 miles,

automatic, all-wheel drive, 4 door, air conditioning, all power, CD player, leather interior, tinted windows, custom wheels, $13,500 Call 570-829-8753 Before 5:00 p.m.

SUZUKI `09 GRAND4x4. VITARA166 Luxury

horsepower 4 cylinder, 4 mode full time 4 wheel drive. 1,269 miles. 4 wheel anti lock disc brakes. Leather, heated seats. Power seats, mirrors, locks & sunroof. 6 cd changer with 8 speakers. Cruise & tilt. Smart pass keyless entry start. $19,000. Call 570-401-3714

451

Trucks/ SUVs/Vans

TRACTOR TRAILERS

FREIGHTLINER ’97 MIDROOF 475 CAT & 10 speed transmission. $12,000 FREIGHTLINER ’99 CONDO 430 Detroit, Super 10 transmission. Asking $15,000. ‘88 FRUEHAUF 45’ with sides. All aluminum, spread axle. $6,500. 2 storage trailers. 570-814-4790

TRUCKS FOR SALE Ford, GMC,

International-Prices starting at $2,295. Box Truck, Cab & Chassis available. Call U-haul 570-822-5536

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CONSTRUCTION AND QUARRY 503

Accounting/ Finance

STUDENT LOAN COLLECTORS Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc. is seeking Student Loan Collectors to collect on defaulted higher education debt. Collectors must meet company goals and work in a call center environment. Collections experience is required, experience in student loan collections preferred. Competitive Base Pay/Bonus Incentive-Health Benefits-Business Casual Work Environment. Apply to: Commonwealth Financial Systems, Inc., Lackawanna Executive Park 245 Main Street Dickson City, PA 18519 (exit 190 off 1-81) Fax: 570-558-6329 hrdept@ necredit.com www.necredit.com

506 Administrative/ Clerical

AR/ AP OFFICE ASSISTANT

Varsity Landscaping & Garden Center in Swoyersville is seeking an office assistant with proficiency in AR/ AP and MS office. 7:30am5 and 40-50 hours/ week. No health insurance available. Must have reliable transport. Call Harvis interview service at 542-5330 or send resume: varsity.harvis@gmail .com No Walk-Ins Please EOE

CLERICAL/RECEPTION

Busy Imaging Center in Kingston, PA seeks Part/Full Time Front Desk help. Experience with medical terminology, scheduling, computers, and customer service is necessary. Send resume to: Vision Imaging of Kingston 517 Pierce Street Kingston, PA 18704 Attn: Ms. Harcarik

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Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

CARPENTER

QUARRY

Crusher operator and maintenance man. Water truck driver. Quarry experience a plus.

MECHANICS

Construction & Quarry mobile equipment. Must have own tools.

CONSTRUCTION FIELD

SUPERINTENDENT Experienced in paving & site work. Penn Dot, private and municipal. Self starter, organized and dependable.

ASPHALT

Paving foreman.

Paver, Roll, & Screed.

Skilled rakers.

SITE WORK

Grader, Gradall, Excavator, Dozer, Pipe layers, Grademen.

SALES

Inside Salesperson for Aggregate and Asphalt.

TRIAXLE

Class A & Class B CDL Drivers. American Asphalt Paving and Site 500 Chase Road Shavertown, PA 18708 Fax: 570-696-3486 Email: jobs@ amerasphalt.com

ESTIMATOR/ PROJECT MANAGER

Leading Mechanical Contractor seeking experienced, self starter for an Estimator/Project Manager position. Comprehensive benefits package. E.O.E. Send resumes and salary requirements in confidence to: c/o Times Leader Box 2460 15 N. Main Street Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

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GENERAL LABORER

$9.50/hour. Temporary-Part-Time Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm. Potential for Full-Time with benefits. Disassemble, recondition and test business telephones. Email resume to nepajob@gmail.com

Building/ Construction/ Skilled Trades

527 Food Services/ Hospitality

CONSTRUCTION

Kriger Construction Inc. has the following utility positions available for the upcoming 2011 construction season. Positions are available immediately and include Pipefitters, Laborers & Operators for mainline water, sewer & gas. Apply at or fax resume to: 859 Enterprise St. Dickson City, PA 18519 Fax 570-383-3214 EOE

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CONSTRUCTION

Kriger Construction Inc. is currently hiring Project Managers and Estimators. Candidates must be familiar with large utility and heavy highway construction. Benefits/ salary based upon experience. Apply at or fax resume to: 859 Enterprise St. Dickson City, PA 18519 Fax 570-383-3214 EOE

515 Creative/Design

LINE COOKS

EXPERIENCED ONLY Full time. Day 1 benefits - Medical, Dental, Eye. 401k program Meal plans. Apply in person from 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Red Lobster 10 East End Center Wilkes-Barre

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PIZZA & SHORT ORDER CHEFS

Experienced. Night & Weekend Shifts. Apply in person at The Woodlands 1073 Highway 315 Wilkes-Barre

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Production/ Operations

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Installation/ Maintenance/ Repair

EXPERIENCED PIPEFITTERS WANTED

For Expanding HVAC Co. Must be a team player, hard working, and have reliable transportation. Candidate will work four, ten hour days. Prevailing wage pay. Please forward resumes to: Master Mechanical Corp. 3 Banks Ave. McAdoo, PA. 18237

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OPE TECHNICIAN Full time. Must have

experience, tools and transportation. Benefits. Fax resume to 570-675-9076 or call 570-675-3003.

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LABORERS

Landscaping work available now. Experience incentives provided. 5-6am daily start. 40-60 hours/week. Various duties including landscaping & erosion control measures. Must have reliable transport, clean driving record, and pass drug test. Apply in person. 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday ONLY and bring ID. Varsity Inc. 1204 Main Street Swoyersville Q’s - Brian 542-5330 E.O.E.

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Hiring Assemblers & Parts Shippers E Seeking Assemblers & Parts Shippers for Duryea Manufacturing Facility. Generous benefits include affordable healthcare with minimal co-pays.

401 York Ave, Duryea, PA 18642 Apply online at www.pridemobility.com/careers

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DRIVERS CLASS A CDL Looking for a company you can retire with? Looking for more home/family time? We offer top pay and benefits Weekly home time and much more For more details, please call

800-628-7807 and ask for recruiting

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EOE/MF/DV/AA

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Can you put together a display ad from scratch in one hour? Have you done commercial work for an existing business? Does your portfolio have any work besides school projects? Do you own a computer with CS4 or CS5? Are you an expert in indesign? Can you work in a studio environment? If you said yes to ALL of these questions then please call: Rachel Antosh at (570) 457-7020 to set-up a time to showcase your skills. Art Director, Rachel Antosh of PRM, Inc. is looking for part and full-time graphic designers to work in her Old Forge Studio. Part time work would take place between 9am-5pm M-F. No freelance work is available. If you said NO to any of the questions above then you would qualify for these particular positions. E-mail your resume to: prminc14@aol.com

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Ken Pollock Career Automobile Sales Position • Full Time • Benefits Pkg. Available • Excellent Compensation Plan • Terrific Working Conditions • Great Fuel Efficient New Vehicle Lineup • National Top 10 Franchise Sales Volume Dealership for 2010 • Huge Pre-Owned Inventory FINALLY EARN WHAT YOU DESERVE THE SKY’S THE LIMIT! EMAIL RESUME IN CONFIDENCE TO: AJDETRICK@KPAUTOGROUP.COM

Visiting Angels, a Senior Home Care Agency is dedicated to offering senior citizens the opportunity to age in place at home. As a leading homecare company, our philosophy is to never compromise on provided high quality services. Our system allows seniors to afford a top quality caregiver who is thoroughly screened and experienced. Because of our commitment to service and quality we are growing. We are seeking a Scheduling Supervisor to join our team. Visiting Angels requires a Scheduling Supervisor who is well organized, focused on customer service, able to thrive in a fast paced environment and team oriented. The full-time position includes supervising the scheduling coordinator, assisting with recruitment, hiring, assessments, orientation and scheduling caregivers. In addition the candidate will oversee the maintenance of files, prepare reports, correspond with our clients and participate in the on-call rotation. The ideal candidate must have homecare or home health experience, strong interpersonal and organizational skills, good written, verbal and computer skills, and strong supervisory skills. We offer opportunity for advancement, and vacation benefits. Email a resume to skahlau@visitingangels.com or call 570-270-6700 today!

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Experience a must. With tools and transportation. References required. 570-639-2130. Leave Message.

Minimum 5 years Experience.

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Production Positions Local manufacturer is accepting applications for full time day shift Production Employees at our Kingston and Old Forge Locations. Production employees are responsible for the assembling, packaging and warehousing of product. After 90 days, base rate of pay is $9.00 and paid time off. We also have an incentive system in some departments where employees can make up to $12.00 per hour. We are located only 15 minutes from Wilkes-Barre or Scranton.

Send resume to jobs@goldentech.com or Apply within:

401 Bridge Street • Old Forge, PA 18518 An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace Employer

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TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT

EXCELLENCE IN ELECTRONICS

Location: Tobyhanna, PA • Established: 1953 • Employees: 5000+

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Company Profile: Tobyhanna Army Depot is the U.S. Department of Defense’s premier facility for the repair, overhaul, maintenance and installation of communications-electronics systems and related equipment. Tobyhanna Army Depot employees provide comprehensive engineering, technical and logistics assistance services to customers at many sites in the Continental United States and Worldwide. The Depot operates permanent and semi-permanent Forward Repair Activities (FRA’s) in Texas, Washington, North Carolina, Korea, and Germany and in several locations in Southwest Asia, and regionally deploys personnel on shortterm contingency assignments to virtually all continents. While the bulk of the Depot’s mission is performed at its main facility in Tobyhanna, on any given day at least 10% of the workforce is also performing critical installation, repair and maintenance assignments at field sites around the world. Customers include the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy and Marines, the Department of Justice, NASA, The White House Communications Agency and other Federal Agencies, as well as several foreign governments.


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IMMEDIATE OPENING! COME JOIN OUR TEAM

This Family Owned, 52 tire & auto center business, ranked among the top 15 Independent Tire Dealers in America, is looking for a highly motivated

SERVICE TECHNICIAN in the Wilkes-Barre

area. PA driver’s license and inspection license necessary. Must be a team player & have an instinctive commitment to customer satisfaction. Excellent pay, benefits, 401k, & employee discounts. Join a company that cares about its associates. For confidential interview call

Ken at 570-840-7385 or Erwin Jr. at 570-586-3078

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BUS DRIVERS

Hiring full and part time drivers. We are looking for highly motivated bus drivers for several positions in our Dunmore location. You must have CDL B with passenger endorsement, 1 year verifiable experience, clean driving record, the ability to work well with people. We offer flexible hours, excellent starting salary, well maintained equipment and safety bonuses. Apply in person 12 noon to 2 pm Monday at Friday at transporting Jobs, LLC 150 E. Grove Street Dunmore, PA 18510 Call Tim 215-365-6200 ext 109

DRIVER/WAREHOUSE Full time driver/

warehouse person needed for local well-established organization. No overnights/ evenings. Competitive wages and benefits. Must have a clean drivers license. CDL not required. Apply in person at Master Chemical Products 201 Carey Avenue Wilkes-Barre 570-825-3465 DRIVERS

Best pay. Will train if necessary. Pace Transportation 570-883-9797

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ROLLBACK DRIVERS

Opening for Rollback Drivers. First & Second Shift. Must Have Good Driving Record. We Offer Top Wages and Benefits Package. Apply in Person and Ask for: Paul or Mike Falzone’s Towing Service, Inc. 271 N. Sherman St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 570-823-2100

Find Your Ideal Employee! Place an ad and end the search! 570-829-7130 ask for an employment specialist

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MARKETING SPECIALIST

The P&G Mehoopany Employees Federal Credit Union has an immediate opening for a Marketing Specialist. Benefits include 95% paid healthcare, paid holidays and much more. Must have excellent communication and demonstration skills; able to handle many assignments simultaneously; exhibits creativity and resourcefulness; expert in market research and problem solving; forward thinking, ability to listen to details attentively; self- confident and outgoing. A Bachelor’s degree in advertising, marketing or communications is preferred. Must have at least 3 years experience in related field. Email resume with cover letter to Kathy Stanziale at kathypgcu@ptd.net or mail to P&G Mehoopany Employees FCU, PO Box 210, Tunkhannock, PA 18657, attention Kathy Stanziale.

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COMMUNITY HOME WORKER

Full Time Position Fast 40 hours! Awake overnight shift Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights working with individuals with developmental disabilities in the Pittston area. Experience is helpful, paid training is provided. Valid driver’s license is required. Starting salary is $8.85 per hour + benefits. For information or application, call IMPACT SYSTEMS, Inc. at (570) 829-3671. Drug free workplace EOE

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DENTAL ASSISTANT

MEDICAL SALES Lincare of Scranton,

Energetic person for busy dental/orthodontic office. 4 day work week. Must be X-ray certified. Send resume to: c/o Times Leader Box 2450 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL EDUCATION

Enthusiastic & energetic RN with long term care experience to educate, train and in-service staff and enhance nursing clinical skills program. EOE. Please send resume to: linda.bravyak@ goldenliving.com Golden Living East Mountain

FIREFIGHTER/ EMT Full & Part Time

positions. Successful candidates must have EVO & EMT certificates. Competitive salary & benefits. Please mail resume to: Dallas Fire & Ambulance Inc. P.O. BOX 336 Dallas, PA 18612 EOE

HELPMATES, INC. HOME CARE AGENCY

Helpmates, Inc., Leading home care provider in PA since 1987. We are now hiring a part-time Administrative Assistant for our Luzerne/ Wyoming County office, located in Wilkes-Barre. We are also seeking an RN Consultant. You will be responsible for Patient initial assessments, quarterly visits, as well as aide verification of competencies & aide supervisory visits. RN certification & liability insurance is required. We are always accepting applications for Personal Care Aides, immediate need in Hazleton, Nicholson, and Wilkes-Barre. Interested candidates should call to 570-829-2037 for more information. EOE

MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST

Part time for Wilkes-Barre Physicians Office. Immediate opening. Salary based on experience. Send resume to c/o Times Leader Box 2455 15 North Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250

RN / LPN / MA

Part Time For Physician’s office. Send resume to: Dallas Family Practice Attn: Office Manager 16 Church St. Dallas, PA. 18612

PA, a leading national respiratory company is seeking a results driven Sales Representative. Create working relationships with MD’s, nurses, social workers and articulate our excellent patient care with attentive listening skills. Competitive Base + un-capped commission. For a confidential interview please email to Mbrady@lincare.com Drug-free workplace EOE NURSES •Part Time evening Med Nurse 3PM-8PM: RN/LPN •Part Time RN: 7-3 •Part Time RN/LPN: 11-7 •CNAs: Part Time 7-3, 3-11, 11-7 Apply in person to: Lakeside Nursing Center Old Lake Rd. Harvey’s Lake Call for directions 639-1885 E.O.E.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT /CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER

Physician extender needed for hospital and office based practice with emphasis on musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions. The practice areas included: pain management, physical medicine, rehabilitation and addictive diseases. Please contact Celeste at 570-814-6389 or email cajanerich@ mac.com

RN LPN CNA 3-11 & 11-7

Per Diem Needed Immediately Nursing Homes Hospitals Luzerne, Lackawanna, Bucks & Schuylkill Counties Effort, Montrose, Allentown & Many Other Areas

THERAPISTS Throughout the

Country Perm Placement/ Per Diem $$$$/Many Benefits Call Kim Today 570-239-5468

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MAILROOM SPECIALIST/ CUSTOMER SERVICE

Experience with postal software, mail lists, inkjetting and other mailing operations. Work closely with clients & Production team. Bedwick & Jones PO Box 1046 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18703 email: jkehler@bed wickandjones.com

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LEASING CONSULTANT PART TIME Local Apartment Community is looking for a friendly and energetic person to join our team. Applicants must be dependable, wellorganized and capable must have previous sales experience, great communication skills, computer experienced and deal well with people. Position could require some occasional evenings and/or weekends. Please send resume to: Property Manager, 517 Roosevelt St., Edwardsville, PA 18704. EOE Torbik’s Security Solutions is searching for qualified individuals to fill the following positions:

BOOKKEEPER LOCKSMITH/ CARPENTER ALARM TECH Forward resume to: Lee Torbik 575 S. Main St. Wilkes-Barre, PA L_torbik@torbik safeandlock.com

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ASSEMBLY / METAL SHOP

Full-time/Part-Time Monday-Friday Apply in Person Barhill Mfg. Corp 396 S. Township Blvd., Pittston, PA

H.C.S.C. INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY

2nd Shift Positions Available 1 year, 18 months & 2 year increases. Production Hours: 4:30p.m.-12:30a.m. Overtime Required. Excellent Benefit Package. $50.00 Monthly Attendance Bonus. Pre-placement drug screen required. H.C.S.C. Laundry (Beside the Armory) Rear 310 Market St. Kingston, PA 18704 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! E.O.E.

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MACHINE SHOP QUALITY CONTROL

Experience necessary. Extensive experience using common measuring devices used in a machine shop is required. Full time, Day shift, Health, Dental and 401K. Call 570-740-1112

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COCCIA FORD LINCOLN

Due to a tremendous increase in sales volume, one of the area’s largest & fastest growing Dealership

& Collision Center has the following OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

• SALESPERSON • FINANCE AND INSURANCE PERSON AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED We offer an excellent pay and benefit package that includes paid health insurance and 401k. Apply to: Greg Martin

577 E. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA, 18702 570-823-8888 email:

grmartin@ cocciacars.com

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HVAC MAINTENANCE SALES

Account Executive to service commercial business accounts. Qualified candidate should be sales experienced, self-motivated, ambitious and highly organized. Starting Base Salary range of $45K - $55K (pending experience level) plus sales commission. Company benefits include health care insurance; 401(k) retirement plan; paid vacation and holidays; company vehicle. For confidential and serious consideration, please deliver resume’ to the attention of: Tom Yesilonis General Manager National HVAC Service 5 Pethick Dr., Unit 1 Wilkes-Barre PA 18702-6946 Call 570-825-2894 for office location.

INSURANCE PERSON

Insurance Agency looking for employees to work in a property & casualty agency. Experience required. Pay commensurate with experience. Send resume to PO Box 1713 Wilkes-Barre, 18703

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ROUTE SALESPERSON

Major local snack food distributor has an opening for Route Salesperson. Training program, excellent benefits and compensation. Email replies to: snackroute94@ yahoo.com

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SALES

Looking for a new career opportunity and not just a job? Fast-paced insurance agency looking for an ambitious, persuasive selfstarter with excellent selling skills — an individual seeking an opportunity to earn what they are worth. Individual with a desire to learn & willingness to do ‘whatever-ittakes.’ Willing to train, if you have initiative and talent. Requirements include entrepreneurial drive & an “A Plus” Personality. Background in insurance, real estate or financial services helpful, but not required. Competitive compensation. Please email resume to: troye3@ nationwide.com

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INTERSTATE PRODUCTS is a Private Label Chemical Manufacturer. We offer a partnership program for sales minded people. This Opportunity will give you the chance to develop your own business with our help. We will design a complete program just for you with your co name and private label program. Your sales ability is your ticket to financial freedom. Call (570) 288-1226

2 LOCAL MILLIONAIRES

looking for 10 Motivated individuals to train for serious income in a recession-proof business. Call 1-800-292-0618

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

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AIR CONDITIONER $40 570-740-1246 AIR CONDITIONERS (2). New window units. 7,000 BTU. $75 each. Moving sale. 570-852-1039

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BASEBALL CARD: 1986 Jerry Rice rookie Card-NM/ MT-Very Nice Card $60. 570-824-1180 BASEBALL CARDS: Certified Duke Snyder autographed COA from Nabisco & MLBBPA $45. Barry Sanders graded 89 score rookie card. (N.Mint 8) by CSA $40. 655-5009 COMIC BOOKS Gen 13-1, X-files #1 & 2, Spiderman & many others, $2 each. 570-829-2411 DINING SET. 1894 Antique Town and Country Golden Oak Set, Rare 5 pedestal table with 2 captain and 4 ornate chairs. Extends 10 ft. Sturdy and recently reinforced. Beautiful condition. $675

LINE UP A GREAT DEAL... IN CLASSIFIED!

Looking for the right deal on an automobile? Turn to classified. It’s a showroom in print! Classified’s got the directions! LP’S (1000!) 78’S, 45’S From 40’S, 50’S, 60’S & 70’S $1 each. 829-2411 MEMORABILIA Michael Jackson. Posters, $10 each. Key chains, $5 each. Stickers, $3 per pack. Bottle openers, $5 each. 570-829-2411 NEON SIGN - Electric, Camel sign, 30 years old, $300. 570-829-2411

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STAMP COLLECTING PUBLICATIONS. U.S. Postal Service “USA Philatelic” magazine June 1983 to March 2011, 152 different $25. USPS “Stampers” magazine for kids, 18 different, $2.. United Nations “Philatelic Bulletin” January 1995 to October 2010, 82 different, $15. Canada Post “Details” magazine,June 1993 to March 2011, 76 different, $15. Canada Post “Collections” magazine, December 1992 to December 2010, 56 different,$10. Vatican City stamp leaflets October 1990 to November 2009, 155 different, $5. 570-654-1622 YEARBOOKS: Coughlin H.S. 1926, 1928, 1932, 1937, 1940, 1961, 1963, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1949. G.A.R. H.S. 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1951, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1980, 1985, 2005, 2006. Meyers H.S. 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1943, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1959, 1960, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977. Kingston H.S. 1938, 1939, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1949. Plymouth H.S. 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1959, 1960. Hanover H.S. 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1960. Edwardsville H.S. 1965, 1966. West Pittston H.S. Annual 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1931, 1932, 1959. Luzerne H.S. 1951, 1952, 1956, 1957, 1959. Berwick H.S. 1952, 1953, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1967, 1968, 1969 ,1970. Lehman H.S. 1973, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1980. Nanticoke H.S. 1957. Nanticoke Area H.S. 1976, 2008. Dallas H.S. 1966, 1967, 1968. Bishop Hoban H.S. 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975. West Side Central Catholic H.S. 19651975, 1980, 1981. Benton H.S. 1977. Dallas Twp. H.S. Kingston Twp. H.S. 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951. Dallastowian H.S. 1949, 1950, 1951. DallasKingston H.S. 1952. 570-825-4721

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BEVERAGE AIR BEER COOLER holds 1/2s or 1/4s excellent condition, $200. call 655-9472

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GRILL electric ceramic 12”x12” nonstick. Smoke free. New in box. $15. 570-655-2154 MICROWAVE small perfect for dorm works great. $10. 570-693-4483

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WASHER, like new $100. GE electric dryer $50. 570-654-6329

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

(570) 819-1966 MICROWAVE $15. TOASTER OVEN $15. 2 DRIP COFFEE MACHINES $10. or 2 for $15. All good condition. 740-1392 OVEN: Big George oven $100. 570-457-2109 REFRIGERATOR Kenmore, almond, 21.6 cu. ft. with ice maker & filtered water $350. 570-868-6018 REFRIGERATOR. 16 CU. FT $150, FREEZER, chest, $100. MICROWAVE, new! $100. Moving Sale. 570-852-1039 REFRIGERATOR: Large capacity good condition, $250. 655-5404 STOVE: 30”, free standing, electric Frigidaire ,excellent condition, white, $200. 655-5404

Baby Items

JUMPER & Entertainer, Baby Einstein, washable seat & toys in great condition $30. Stationary entertainer Baby Einstein washable fabric & toys in great condition. $20. Bassinet light sage green & off white, lights, sounds, vibrations. $30. Nursery barnyard theme, very neutral lamp, bedding, switch plate, window treatments $50. Crib mattress $25. 570-902-9822 PACK N PLAY. Graco, clean, excellent condition. $30. BOUNCER, hanging for 6 month old. $5. 570-735-0821 STROLLER: Graco duraglide dual baby stroller $50. call after 3pm 655-3197.

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GLASS DOOR. 3 way glass door for bath tub. $25 570-331-8183

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CEMETERY PLOTS

Plymouth National Cemetery in Wyoming. 6 Plots. $450 each. Call 570-825-3666

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JACKET: Dallas Cowboys all leather superbowl jacket. All superbowls listed $250. 954-4219 PURSES (2)Vera Bradley capri blue with wallet, reversible burgundy $20 each. 570-693-2612 PURSES: American Eagle Outfitters wool design purse great condition $3.00 Victoria Secret black/pink slipper boots, medium great condition $3. Liz Claiborne small butterfly print leather purse $4. Misses/junior Old Navy & American Eagle tops, XS to Medium $1. Old Navy Size 6 flare jeans $2. Pants/ khaki’s sizes 4, 6, 8, 10 $2. each. Lilu small purse with cute buttons from Pac Sun $3. Black slip-on waitress shoes size 6-1/2 rarely worn $1.50 Asics track cleats silver/light green size 7 good condition $3. 696-3528 SCRUB PANTS, Tops, warm-up jackets, lab coats. Sizes M&L. Good condition. Also stethoscopes and nursing reference books. Items are $2 - $10 each. 829-1519.

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STOVE: White electric, black glass top. Great condition $275. or best offer. Allison 570-6316635 9:00-5:30 or 570-283-5958 after 5:30.

JACKET: boys genuine Italian stone leather jacket, size 14. $25. 868-6018

DELL 13” flat screen monitor with Dell keyboard mouse all for $65. Gently used works great 2 unopened still in the box Lexmark toner cartridges both for $30. or $20. each (570) 822-8957

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CDS TRANSPORTATION REGIONAL RUNS For more than 50 years, CDS Transportation has employed the best CDL drivers in the region. Our professional, safe, and respected drivers are offered driving careers that provide earning opportunity and get you home daily. At CDS, our Company Drivers and Owner Operators know their expectations will be met. Company Driver requirements include a minimum 23 years of age, valid Class A CDL, two years T/T experience, a clean driving record, and a solid work history. Company drivers are presented a benefit package at 90 days including health, dental and vision. Join our growing fleet of truck driving professionals Today! CONTACT US: Eric Laubach One Passan Drive, Laflin, PA 570-654-6738 elaubach@cdstransportation.com On line at www.cdstransportation.com

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TREAD MILL, excellent condition, $75. 570-825-4261. Weslo Cadence 78s Treadmill Exerciser $150. 570-407-2775

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BARSTOOLS (2), white wood with wicker seats. Great condition. $35 each. Call 760-1005 BED, single, heavily padded $200. 570-822-9697 BED. Toddler. $40 570-826-0335

VACUUM PARTS. New for Shark Navigator. Front brush roller, $50. Dog pet hair tool, $20. 570-693-2612

COMPUTER DESK, larger corner, light oak color & gray. $80. 570-868-6018

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AUTOMOTIVE SALES CONSULTANT Valley Chevrolet is seeking individuals who are self-starters, team-oriented and driven. (No Experience Necessary)

• Salary & Commission • Benefits • 401K Plan • 5 Day Work Week • Huge New & Used Inventory

BE PART OF THE BEST SALES TEAM IN THE VALLEY! Apply in person to: Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager Rick Merrick, Sales Manager

VALLEY CHEVROLET

601 Kidder Street • Wilkes-Barre

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BENCH: pine country high back with cutout hearts. 30” x26”x11” $20. Wood Sofa Table with decorative hardware, light colored finish 48X 28” X16” $50. PLANTERS: 3 decorative olive green metal 24” planters for over a railing. $20. for all. LAMP 32” tall gold metal table lamp with white shade, $10. 570-868-5275

BOOKCASES 2 antique oak $200. each. 1 Barrister bookcase $200. 1 small mahogany bookcase with doors $100. 570-675-0920

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BUFFET with 3 drawers, matching hutch with glass front, 2 shelves, dark wood. $45. 570-814-9845.

Assistant Office Manger Immediate full-time position with electrical contractor located in the Greater Pittston Area. Experience in construction industry and with PennDOT ECMS network is preferred but not required. Work responsibility will include billing, cash receipts, job cost entries, end of month/year reports, A/R closing & financial statement preparation, contract administration, insurance administration, material certification compliance, answering phones and other duties as required. Candidates must be knowledgeable with Microsoft Office software, and have strong communication skills. Salary is dependent on experience and training is provided. We are an equal opportunity employer. Please send resume to:

Human Resources Department PO Box 1042 Pittston, PA 18640

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MONROE TWP. - Comfy, cozy cape cod ready to move into 4 bedrooms, heated sunroom, heated 2 car garage, stone patio for BBQs, front porch for rockers, comes with all appliances and washer & dryer. Monroe Twp - Tunkhannock Schools. Come to the Country! $147,000 11-583

TUNKHANNOCK - Very spacious home with open floor plan. Lot’s of room for entertaining. Finished basement with wet bar. Nicely landscaped, deck, patio and 20x40 pole barn. A must see! $385,000 10-3481

MEHOOPANY - Spacious bi-level, wood floors throughout, formal dining room, paved driveway, 1 car garage. Family room in lower level. $129,500 10-6363

NORTH SCRANTON: Duplex & Single house on one lot with off street parking. Great for owner occupant to help pay mortgage. This 3 unit if fully occupied. $119,900. (MLS #10-105)

TUNKHANNOCK - Spacious townhome with view of the mountains. Buyer can choose finish if purchased prior to completion. $225,000 11-159

LAKE SHERIDAN - Own a cottage at Lake Sheridan. Great fun for the summer or live year-round if you like. 2 BR’s, very spacious. Priced Right at $69,000 10-3068

TUNKHANNOCK - Fully rented 6 unit apartment building in convenient location. Excellent opportunity for a positive cash flow. $325,000 10-5490

HOP BOTTOM: Turn of the century 3 bedroom colonial on 6.5 acres. 2 Baths, natural wood, many renovations & upgrades. Transfer of gas lease, geothermal heating system. $199,000. (MLS #10-5802)

WEST SCRANTON: This 3/3 side by side in the St. Ann Section is in excellent cond. Offers separate utilities, off street parking, 1 car garage & fenced yard. Perfect for the owner occupant looking for help w/ mortgage or an investors dream. $94,900. (MLS #10-1708)

TUNKHANNOCK - Spacious townhome with view of the mountains. Buyer can choose finish if purchase prior to completion. $210,000 11-108

TUNKHANNOCK - 2,100 sq.ft. commercial space on busy Route 6. 1,400 sq.ft. on main floor great for offices or retail space. Lower level is 1 bedroom apartment or more office area. $155,900 10-5194

TUNKHANNOCK - Move-in condition. 3 bedroom ranch home with 2 car detached garage. Freshly painted, new carpet and vinyl. Partially finished basement. A must see! $117,500 10-6023

WEST SCRANTON: Three bedroom, two bath two story home on a large lot. Bank Foreclosure, being sold in “As Is” Condition. $54,900. (MLS #11-759)

NORTH POCONO SCHOOLS: Nestled in the forest of Lake Ka-Hagon is a 3 Bedroom, 3 bath 1993 Tri-Level. This year round home is private and secluded and only minutes from major interstates. Close to Ski Resorts and is in Move in Condition. $178,000. (MLS #09-5220)

NORTH SCRANTON: 8 Room, 2 bath home with rear deck & off street parking. $66,000. (MLS #10-5955)

TUNKHANNOCK - New construction being built on spec. Buyer can make changes or choose finish if purchased prior to completion. Fireplace optional. Beautiful view. Convenient location. $359,000 11-106

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TUNKHANNOCK - Absolutely magnificent French Provincial Home in Eaton Hills Development. Impressive 2-story foyer with Italian marble floors. Stunning kitchen with impressive center island, granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Breathtaking views of the Endless Mountains. $550,000 10-214

SOUTH SCRANTON: Great Investment Opportunity! 7 Fully rented units in active area of Scranton. Updated, separate water & electrical. Registered with the City of Scranton. Pre-Qualified Buyers Only. $240,000. (MLS #10-830)

DUNMORE: Move in condition! Completely Remodeled! 3 to 4 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Living Room floor to ceiling gas fireplace, family room in LL. Modern kitchen w/ granite counter tops & fully finished attic. $157,000. (MLS #11-369)

SCRANTON: Great Investment Opportunity! Side by side double. Fully rented, tenants want to stay! One year lease just renewed. Huge backyard and off street parking. $55,000. (MLS #10-444)

TUNKHANNOCK - Ranch home, covered side porch, wood floors throughout. Attached 1 car garage, full basement, central air. All on level lot. $103,000 10-6249

TUNKHANNOCK - Large brick 2-story located in the historic district of Tunkhannock. Large deck, enclosed porch, fenced yard, perennial gardens, covered front porch and possible 4th bedroom on 1st floor. $158,000 10-2045

MEHOOPANY - Oasis of serenity in this spacious 2 story home on 4.1 acres. Large kitchen, main floor laundry, decks for entertaining, covered front porch, surrounded by state game lands. $299,000 10-1716

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Furniture & Accessories

CHAIR rocks & swivels, love seat, pink color, good condition. both $50. 570-655-2154 DESK & chair, 7 drawer 40l-29H117W $35. 570-823-0881

Jewelry

758 Miscellaneous

758 Miscellaneous

RING- 14k YG, Initial D. D is sterling silver with 8 diamond chips in it. $75. 10 kt yellow gold YG ruby diamond ring size 7 1/2. $135 or best offer. 235-9030

CANISTER SET 4 piece, burgundy, $8. Hamilton Beach can opener, used less than 1 year $8. Electrolux canister 4 ply bags Style C generic 10 count $10. Electrolux upright 4 ply, style U 9 count $10., style U generic upright 10 count $10., upright 4 ply bags style u generic 10 count. $10. 570-868-6018

TIRES & RIMS (2) lexington mud & snow tires on rims, 5hole, 75% tread 195/70-14 $60. 4 Timberline tires on rims, center caps, 90% tread, 5 hole, white letters 205/75 -15 $300. 570-823-0881

754

Machinery & Equipment

DESK, drop down top 3 drawers, pecan finish, 36x 44 x15” excellent condition. $95. 570-287-2517

AIR COMPRESSOR. Titan Industrial commercial dual tank. Sells for $1,250, asking $700. or best offer 570-829-2411

DINING ROOM SET, traditional Cherry wood, 2 piece china closet, server on wheels, table with 6 padded chairs. Excellent condition. $1,700 or best offer. Call (570) 271-2835

SNOW PLOW heavy duty Meyers 7ft snow plow with frame, does not include hydraulic lift & truck assembly mount. Manual tilt adjustment, but has mounts for conversion. Garage kept excellent condition! $350.570-926-5075

DRAPERY: Floral lined drapery 52”W x 72” L each panel matching valance 106”L x 14” D & floral quilted full matching bedspread $40. Bates (George Washington) off white full bedspread $15. Beige floral full bedspread reversible both sides different pattern $15. Purple twin butterfly quilt with matching sham $15. 570-288-8689

L& JG STICKLEY FURNITURE

L & JG Stickley Inspired dining room table, 84”d pedestal, cherry and hand rubbed oil finish $895 . Two L & JG Stickley classic spindle Morris chair with ottoman, cherry, hand rubbed oil finish $895. EXCELLENT CONDITION. 570-655-0267 LAMP - Parlor stand up lamp. Very good condition. Grey metal color. $25. 570-740-1246 LAMP: Basketball swag lamp $45. Tiffany floor lamp $60. Empress fiber bed cover, queen size $50. 2 piece Syroco wall planter $45. 3 piece luggage by Kluge $45. all in excellent condition. 288-5628 LOVESEAT & OTTOMAN solid sand colored cushioned, excellent shape $200. SOFA: 100% Italian black leather sofa & loveseat, very good condition $600. 570/824-7807 or 570-545-7006 RECLINER Leather, new, excellent condition $125. 570-740-1392 SOFA: dark green microfiber. Mint condition. Paid $700. asking $ 335. 570-328-1165

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TABLE: 36” Round Oak Veneer. Sturdy. Good condition. $20. 570-822-7903

SNOWBLOWER 36” chute 10 hp $550. 570-885-5858

756

Medical Equipment

DIABETES TESTING STRIPS box of 50, $10. each. or $7.50 box if sold in 5 box. Lancets box of $100 $5. each. 570-654-6283 MASTECTOMY PROSTHESIS, $20. each. CPAP Breathing Machine, $75. 570-823-6829 VIOLIN: gold Violin ultralight transport chair like new!! paid $200. sell for $125. 570-328-1165 WALKERS with wheels $20 & 425. CANES $10. to $25. 570-825-2494 WHEEL CHAIR: electric wheel chairNutron 350 watt. Black. 2 batteries & charger included. $800. 654-1578 WHEELCHAIR. Electric. Like new, barely used. Asking $900. 570-822-5039

758 Miscellaneous BARREL, wooden. 53 gallon. Excellent condition $195. 570-876-3830 BEDLINER: 89 Chevy S10, standard cab $30. 2000 Chevy Cavalier LS rear trunk spoiler, black 410. 250’ of 6 gauge bare copper wire $100. Two Haynes 198-0 thru 1994 Subaru repair manuals, free. SUITCASES 3 in excellent shape, $40. 570-740-1246 BOOK Bon Sail $15. VHS tapes (2) daniel O’Donnell $15. 570-825-2494 BOOKS 3 boxes of boos, $20 takes all 3 boxes. Moving sale. 570-313-5214

CASH REGISTER antique national cash register good condition $150 BMW dealership sign plastic large 4’x4’ $175. Lund sunvisor 99-06 Chevy /GMC fullsize pickup excellent condition $125. firm TIRES Goodyear Eagles p-225-5517” set of 4 good used condition $60. all after 3pm 6553197 COOKBOOK Emeril Lagasse Emeril’s TV Dinners as seen on the Food Network. Never used. $6. 570-288-7905 DEEP CLEANER Bissell “Big Green” power brush deep cleaner (hot water extraction system. $60. 570-288-3723 DRAFT GUARD. New in package. $3 570-735-0821 after 1PM FUEL CONTAINER 5 gallon, plastic, diesel with spout, $5. 570-868 5275 NISSAN 350Z REAR DECK GLASS, brand new condition; comes with wiper motor. new they are $329., sell $69. 570-696-1410 PAINTING, of one time Newcomb Bros Coal & Ice silos and office building circa 1950’s 16x20 Newcombs Bros was at the bottom of Tompkins St. across from the former Medico Machine Shop by a well known Pittston artist $40. Various sizes of glass plates Ideal for picture frames. mostly 18x24 and 16x22. 30 pieces. All for $10. Call Jim 570-655-9474 PICTURE, Waterfall with light & sounds. $10. LAMP, cornerfloor, 5 brass lights which extend $25.Swag, $10. 570-693-2612 PICTURE. Waterfall, 45x30. $60. SIGN, Beer Coors Lite, lights up. $30. Sign, Coors Lite, $25. 570-826-0335 RELIGIOUS ITEMS Handmade Rosaries $5. MEMORABILIAMichael Jackson posters, $10 each. Key chains, $5 each. Stickers, $3 per pack. Bottle openers, $5 each. 570-829-2411 TIRES: 4 Goodyear 235x16x70r, used, fair condition All 4 for $40. or best offer. 570-655-2154

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Musical Instruments

PIANO: Free Kimball piano-Good working condition-No bench. 570-283-3207 PIANO: like new, Baldwin console, high polish white, matching bench $800. 474-6362 SPEAKER STACK. 1972 era 25”x 3.5’ speaker. Jordan pro 440 amp. standel eq/amp. whole set. $125. 570-239-8149

766

Office Equipment

FILE CABINET desktop, 15”x18”, holds hanging folders,$15. 570-655-2154 PRINTER CARTRIDGES Lemark, black 7 color all XL100 (4 in all). List $89 sell for $60. 570-288-3894 or 570-650-6434

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Personal Electronics

BLU-RAY LG BD270 Blu-ray player in great condition, purchased one year ago comes with user manual & remote. $70. 570-239-3532 TRANSCEIVER Vintage 1975, 40 channel, JCPenney, model, 6218, 12 volt, CB transceiver with LED, TX-RX indicator, ANL, NB, PA, controls, microphone, like new $125. or best offer. 570-287-2901

770

Photo Equipment

CANON ultrasonic EF, 28-200mm, AfMF, F/3.5-5.6 USM, Macro-zoom lens in box $199. 287-2901 MANFROTTO Mono -Pod model 681B. Excellent Condition. $50. or best offer. 570-788-2388 after 5 pm.

774

Restaurant Equipment

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. 2 available. $1,500 each or all 2 for $2,400 Call for more info 570-498-3616.

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT,

Somerset Dough Sheeter, Model CAR-100. 2 available. $1,500 each or all 2 for $2,400 Call for more info 570-498-3616.

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Restaurant Equipment

RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT, Bakers Pride Oven, Model KOS-1, 115 volt, single deck oven. $350; SOMERSET TURN OVER MACHINE model SPM45, $500. ASTRO BLENDER with foot pedal, model AM2, $50. For more information, call

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776 Sporting Goods BAT Easton Stealth SC 900 Hard Ball Bat. 32” 29 oz. Hardly used. $99. Call 570-283-5958 After 5pm or 570301-3484 anytime.

778

SURROUND SOUND Ad Aspire 4 small speakers, 1 large digital, works great $50. RCA TUNER SYSTEM with remote works great $60. Technics 6 piece system all works great 5 disc cd/dvd changer, tuner, equalizer, amplifier, am/fm, componite, record player all wires, hook ups included works great $200. Fugi digital camera with memory card, all owners manual & cd foe east download instructions also comes with usb $45. 570-822-8957

CATS (2) 1 male 1 1/2 years black & white spotted. 1 female 2 1/2 years orange with white spots. Both cats are neutered & looking for a new home together. Both in great health & come with full medical history. contact Evan at 570-262-8689 for inquiries.

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Televisions/ Accessories

BOW: Pearson recurve bow , $20. 570-825-9744

TELEVISION. Big Screen. 52” Moving Sale $125. 570-852-1039

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TELEVISION. Panasonic. 46”. HD Cap $150. 570-826-0335

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570-735-1487 Daily 10am 7pm 570-855-2613

(24 hours) CROSS BOW LEGEND exercise machine, very good condition, sacrifice $200.570-788-2388

TELEVISION: GE. Works good. 28”. $100. 570-740-1246 TV 13” Panasonic HD antenna and converter $25. call Bill 570-825-8256

786 Toys & Games ARCADE BALL with electronic scoring and mini pool table combination. $25. 570-472-3641 BOARD GAMES Vintage 1982 Parker Brothers, William Fuld, Ouija in box $25. Vintage 1975 Selchow & Righter Co., Parcheesi, in box $25. Best offer. 570-287-2901

GOLF CLUBS. Putter wedge $6. 570-825-2494

DOLLS Ken & Jenny $10. 570-825-2494

POOL TABLE regulation size, excellent condition, all accessories, $100. 570-825-4261.

GAME TABLE 10 IN 1 approximate 3 X 5 $50. 868-6018

SKIS USA Super S Volart 72IN Skis with Salomion 900S aluim bindings $199. 570-287-2901

STAR WARS COLLECTION $2000.00 (570) 855-3718

WOOD: Calloway 7 wood $20. Nike putter $20. 655-9472

778

Stereos/ Accessories

DVDS: Relive the greatest fights of all time. Pick any fights. 2 hour DVD $20. Van Halen at the US Festival 2 DVD set copy $20. The Rolling Stones video rewind. (copy of out of print) $20, Bon Jovi Live in NYC video plus live at Giants Stadium copy $30. MMA Fights on video. You pick the fights. 2 hour DVD $20. 5780-814-1875

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792

Video Equipment

DVD - X Files Season 7 DVDs in very good condition. $25. Rick 283-2552

794

Video Game Systems/Games

GUITAR ONLY for Guitar Hero III X-Box 360 & Playstation 2, used almost new $20. 570-868-6018

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Dogs

Dogs

PIT BULL PUPS

5 weeks old, gorgeous males & females available, a variety of colors. $300 with shots. Wilkes-Barre. 570-899-6812 PITT: 3 month old, male, black with white paws he is very friendly and great with kids need a good loving home $100. 822-8957

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES

*AKC. 8 weeks old. Vet checked, first shots. Tails docked. Parents on premises. $750 each. Call 570-604-5734

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DUPONT

Totally renovated 6 room apartment. Partially furnished, brand new fridge/ electric range, electric washer & dryer. Brand new custom draperies, Roman shades, carpeting / flooring & energy efficient furnace & windows. 2 bedroom + large attic loft bedroom with spacious walk-in closet, full tiled bath on 1st floor, Easy access to I-81, airport & casino, off street parking. No smoking, No pets. $750 + utilities & security. 570-762-8265

EXETER

1054 Wyoming Ave Available April 1. 2nd floor, 2 bedroom. Off street parking. Central air. Building only 5 years old. Water included. $650 + utilities, security & references. 570-655-2254

KINGSTON DUPLEX

Beautiful 1st floor, 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths, 5 rooms, convenient residential location, hardwood floors, natural woodwork, french doors, ceiling fan, laundry with washer/dryer included, refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher, oak cabinets, off street parking, fenced-in back yard, storage. Available April 1. $695 + utilities. Call 570-690-0633

PITTSTON

2 bedroom. All appliances included. All utilities paid; electricity by tenant. Everything brand new. Off street parking. $750 + security & references 570-969-9268

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“FASHIONABLE” 2 bedroom, enclosed screened porch/ deck, kitchen with everything, built-ins, laundry, dining room, more. Services provided by America Realty $650 + utilities. SAME 2 YEARS, MANDATORY NO SMOKING/PETS/ EMPLOYMENT.

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single occupancy, off-street parking, no pets, references, $420 + utilities. Call 570-654-1171

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Immaculate 2 story, stone & vinyl. Large lot on cul-de-sac. 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. Detached oversized 2 car garage with loft. Tile, hardwood, granite, central air. laundry/pantry & large family room with built in bar & fireplace on 1st floor. $284,900. 570-288-3256

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4 room apartment. Heat & hot water included. No pets. References. Security. $600. Call 570-693-2254 or 570-287-0939

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Newly refurbished, large & very charming 3 bedroom dwelling in Historic Mansion in a beautiful neighborhood. Off-street parking, Hardwood floors, new kitchen & appliances, Central Air & Heat. Hot water included. $1,350 + security. 570-466-2227

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Commercial Properties

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

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LARKSVILLE

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377 E. Washington Newly remodeled, 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, no pets $575/ per month plus utilities. Call 570-578-3881

PLAINS

PLAINS TWP 7 PETHICK DRIVE OFF RTE. 315 1200 & 700 SF Office Available. Reasonable. 570-760-1513

WEST PITTSTON

$1.00 PER SQ. FT. Great assembly space. Second level. 18,000 & 9,000 sq. ft. 508 Delaware Ave.; former Pride Scooter & Aureus Sportsware. Air conditioned & gas heat; separate electric & gas meters. Owner 908-852-4410

Spacious, 4 bedrooms, wall to wall carpeting. 1.5 baths, living room, kitchen. Fridge, stove & dishwasher. Laundry hookup. Off street parking. $700 + utilities & security. 570-823-4116 or 570-417-7745 or 570-417-2737

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bath home. Living room, dining room, family room, kitchen, central air PLUS finished lower level family room, storage room & laundry room (unfinished), 2 car garage, deck, patio, fenced yard on corner lot. $249,000. For sale by owner, realtors welcome. 570-706-1077

264 Burke Street No maintenance fees. Many upgrades. Move in condition. 2,000 sq. ft. Berber, ceramic tile & hardwood. 2 bedroom, 2.5 baths. All appliances, washer & dryer & window treatments included. Walk in closet. No units in front of or behind. 1 car garage. Very private. Near all interstates. REDUCED PRICE Call 570-829-3162

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