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Letter from the editor
W
hen Staff Writer Ste-
phanie DeBalko and I
headed to Tunkhannock
to work on this weeks cover
story, I felt like we took a little
trip to Pleasantville, you know,
that idyllic fictional town in the
1998 movie of the same name
starring Tobey Maguire and
Reese Witherspoon?
Over the years, Ive taken
tons of little daytrips to Tunk-
hannock to see movies, shop in
its antique stores and dine my
way up and down its main drag.
But this most-recent jaunt to the
borough blew my mind.
As Stephanie and I walked
around downtown, cars repeat-
edly came to a halt to let us
cross the road, even though they
had green lights and even
when we jaywalked. I must
confess that I sure wouldnt
have stopped if I had a green
light, which is why the drivers
stopping was so foreign to me.
It was so unlike walking in
any other downtown. I mean,
Ive stood in the crosswalk
outside Barnes & Noble
Wilkes-Kings forever waiting
for someone to stop so I could
cross (which, by law, they
should).
Exhibit B that this little
town in the Endless Mountains
is different: As we stood
across the street from the
Dietrich so I could take a
picture of its faade, the light
at the corner turned red. So
with my camera in hand, I wait-
ed for the stopped cars to pass
as Stephanie and I chatted with
a friendly fella on a smoke
break, until I noticed that a
kindly man in a truck stopped
short to give me room to take
my picture. How mind-blowing
is that?
And finally, the ultimate
proof that Tunkhannock is spe-
cial was the flow of support that
came for the Dietrich following
Septembers flooding. Without
donations and tireless volun-
teers, this cultural nucleus
would not be up and running,
and its story of people helping
people continues on pages 14-
15.
If youve never visited Tunk-
hannock, I encourage you to do
so stat youll thank me (and
be charmed).
-- Nikki M. Mascali
Weekender Editor
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CONCERTS ... 20-21
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ... 22
THEATER ... 31
AGENDA ... 34-38, 41-42, 45
SPEAK & SEE ... 53
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RASCAL FLATTS REVIEW 32
JAI DILLON 39
STAGE & SCREEN
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STAGE 28
THE RALPHIE REPORT 29
STARSTRUCK 29
NOVEL APPROACH 31
KEITH GILMAN BOOK 35
FOOD & FASHION
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PUZZLE 34
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GREEN PIECE 45
BITCH & BRAG 50
WHO IS 54
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SORRY MOM & DAD 33
MOTORHEAD 55
SHOWUS SOME SKIN 55
SIGN LANGUAGE 56
WEEKENDER MAN ... 69
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METAL ON THE MOUNTAIN
Megadeth and Rob Zombie
are embarking on a joint head-
lining tour, one that hits Toyota
Pavilion at Montage Mountain
(1000 Montage Mountain Road,
Scranton) Saturday, May 12 at 7
p.m. Lacuna Coil will open.
The tour comes on the heels of
Megadeths Gigantour festival.
The metal band fronted by Dave
Mustaine released its 13th al-
bum, the aptly titled Th1rt3en,
in November. Zombie, who
toured last summer with Slayer,
spent the fall and winter shooting
his sixth film, The Lords of
Salem, which hes making with
the producers of Paranormal
Activity.
Tickets for the Scranton show
are $44-$65.50 and go on sale
Saturday, Feb. 25 at 10 a.m. via
LiveNation.com or the venue box
office.
COMIC RELIEF
P + J Comedy will present
comedian Joe Matarese as a
benefit for Boarding for Breast
Cancer (B4BC) Saturday, Feb.
25 at 8 p.m. at the 20th Ward
(2028 Pittston Ave., Scranton).
Matarese can be seen monthly
on Chelsea Lately and has
appeared on The Late Show
with David Letterman, The
Late Late Show with Craig
Ferguson, his own half-hour
Comedy Central Presents
special and more.
The event also features Chuck
Buono, Paul Spratt, Tommy
Comer, Jeremy Pryal and music
from Unshackled before the
show. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.,
and tickets are $10 in advance or
$15 at the door. For more info on
the event, visit pspratt.com.
B4BC is a non-profit, youth-
focused education, awareness and
fundraising foundation whose
mission is to increase awareness
about breast cancer, the impor-
tance of early detection and the
value of an active lifestyle. For
more info, visit b4bc.org.
DMB, 05.28.12
Dave Matthews Band will
bring its summer tour to NEPA
Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at
Toyota Pavilion at Montage
Mountain (1000 Montage
Mountain Road, Scranton).
Tickets are $53.35-$89.90 and
go on sale Friday, March 9 at 10
a.m. via Ticketmaster and the
box office.
CABINET ON
THE DOCKET
Winter Jam, featuring Black-
berry Smoke, Citizens Band
Radio and Cabinet will be held
Friday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. at
Penns Peak (325 Maury Road,
Jim Thorpe).
Tickets are $17 in advance or
$22 the day of the show via Tick-
etmaster or the venue box office
(walk up only, no phone orders).
In other Cabinet news, the
group Pappy Biondo, J.P.
Biondo, Mickey Coviello, Dylan
Skursky, Todd Kopec and Jami
Novak will release Eleven
Tuesday, April 24. The 10-song
album was recorded live Nov. 11
at Abbey Bar in Harrisburg and
includes Tower, Elizabeth,
Coalminers and previously
unreleased material.
For more info, visit cabinet-
music.com.
HAVING A LAUGH
Comedian Teri Granahan of
Goldsboro will headline LOL
Comedy Night Saturday, March
3 at 7 p.m. at Brews Brothers
West (75 Main St., Luzerne). Joe
Bryan will open.
Tickets are $15 and proceeds
benefit Leadership Offers
Laughter, a fundraiser for Lead-
ership Wilkes-Barre Class of
2012. The event also includes
special guest bartenders, a Chi-
nese auction and Jeannine Luby
as emcee.
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NEAR FUTURE
The Menzingers released its
Epitaph Records debut, On
The Impossible Past, this
week.
The Scranton-bred punk rock-
ers will hit the road in March in
support of the release, and a
Record Release Weekend kicks
off Thursday, April 19 at Red-
wood Art Space (740 Jumper
Road, Plains Twp.) with Tigers
Jaw, The Front Bottoms, The
Holy Mess and Luther. Release
shows in Boston, Philadelphia
and Brooklyn follow. W
The Menzingers released On The Impossible Tuesday,
Feb. 21 and will have a hometown release show in April.
Comedian Joe Matarese
will headline a Boarding
for Breast Cancer benefit
Saturday, Feb. 25.
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HOLY SMOKES
Part-time Devon, England,
vicar Gavin Tyte, who serves
churches in Uplyme and Ax-
mouth, recently produced a rap
video of the Nativity, in which he
plays a shepherd, an angel and
the narrator. Sample lyrics (about
Mary placing her baby in a cattle
trough and angels calming the
frightened shepherds): No hotel,
motel, custom baby-changer/ She
wrapped the baby up and laid
him in a manger and Chill out,
my friends, theres no need for
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GOVERNMENT
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-- Apparently, not only will
there be fewer overall resources
for disabled people in Greece
(due to government austerity),
but the resources will be spread
over a larger number of recip-
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January expanded the category of
eligible disabled (with re-
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include pyromaniacs, compulsive
gamblers, fetishists, sadoma-
sochists, pedophiles, exhibi-
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National Confederation of Dis-
abled People said the changes
would inevitably reduce funds
available for the blind and the
crippled and other traditional
categories of need.
-- Even at a time of school-
teacher layoffs nationally, the
Buffalo, N.Y., school system
continues to cover all costs for
cosmetic surgery for teachers.
The benefit was established in
the calmer 1970s, and no one, it
seems, anticipated the facelift
and liposuction crazes that sub-
sequently developed. The annual
expense in recent years, for about
500 benefit-takers a year, has
been from $5 million to $9 mil-
lion (equivalent to the average
salaries of at least 100 teachers).
The teachers union said it is
willing to give up the benefit in a
new collective bargaining agree-
ment, but a quirk in New York
law lessens the incentive of
teachers to negotiate such a con-
tract (in that the current, highly
lucrative contract remains in
force until replaced).
GREAT ART!
-- But, Why? (1) Two British
designers (who claim they had
the idea independently and
learned of the other only after
they finished) recently produced
elegant pieces using parts from a
2012 Ford Focus. Judy Clark
made a dress and a biker jacket
adorned with car keys, radio and
dashboard components, seat
covers, a speedometer and red
taillights. Katherine Hawkins
created a necklace using dials,
springs, buttons, seat materials
and instrument panel switches.
(2) Swiss artist Christoph Buchel
has now secured local permits to
bury a Boeing 727 38 feet under
a patch of Californias Mojave
Desert, near Bakersfield. Visitors
will take a tunnel down in order
to tour the 153-foot-long plane.
-- In February, a German court
awarded artist Stefan Bohnen-
berger the equivalent of about
$2,600 from the Munich gallery
that had previously housed his
work, Pommes dOr, which
consisted of two ordinary French
fries contrasted with two golden-
leafed ones. The gallery returned
the golden-leafed ones but
claimed it could not find the
ordinary fries, and, anyway,
pointed out that they were noth-
ing but old French fries.
AWESOME!
An elite squad of six Chinese
soldiers, performing a training
ritual for a public audience in
Hong Kong in January, stood in a
circle and passed a satchel of live
grenades from man to man,
counting down to the expected
moment of explosion. At the last
possible second, the man caught
holding the satchel discards it,
and all dive into a hole for pro-
tection. At the exhibition, accord-
ing to Chinese Central Televi-
sion, it worked out fine.
RECURRING THEMES
When Leona Helmsleys now-
deceased dog Trouble inherited
about $12 million from her estate
in 2007, it called attention to the
occasional decision by lonely
rich people to pass on millions of
dollars to their pets. In Decem-
ber, the former stray cat Tomma-
sino inherited the equivalent of
about $15 million in Italy when
his owner, real estate holder
Maria Assunta, died at age 94.
The only pets richer than Tom-
masino were the German shep-
herd Gunter (equivalent of about
$140 million in 2000) and the
Australian chimpanzee Kalu
(equivalent of about $60 million,
though the estate he inherited
was revealed in 2010 to be worth-
less).
NEWS THAT SOUNDS
LIKE A JOKE
(1) Fritz Gall, a self-described
failed inventor, opened the Mu-
seum of Nonsense in Herrn-
baumgarten, Austria, recently to
pay homage, apparently, to even
greater failures than his own.
Among the exhibits are the por-
table anonymizer (a stick hold-
ing a black bar that one holds
over his eyes to obscure identity),
a transportable hat rack, a bristle-
less toothbrush (for people with
no teeth), and a portable hole
(similar to those that appear in
the ground whenever the Road
Runner needs something for Wile
E. Coyote to fall into). (2) Take a
Wild Guess: An unidentified
man was taken into custody in
Chesapeake, Va., in October after
he rushed into the Regional Med-
ical Center with a machete and a
can of gasoline and demanded to
know the test results. W
Handy Addresses:
NewsoftheWeird.blogspot.com,
WeirdUniverse.net,
WeirdNews@earthlink.net,
NewsoftheWeird.com and P.O.
Box 18737, Tampa FL 33679.
Ms. Khadijah Baseer was arrested in Los Angeles in January on
suspicion of prostitution. According to several men, Baseer had
opened their car doors in the drive-thru lane at a McDonalds, of-
fering them oral sex in exchange for Chicken McNuggets.
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the brink
Music beneft hopes to continue
Dietrich Theaters recovery efforts
By Stephanie DeBalko
Weekender Staff Writer
T
unkhannock seems
to be a town where
one can revel in the
sleepy delight of
the so-called good
old days, where community
is paramount and kindness
isnt a total lost art. And at
the heart of that camaraderie
is the Dietrich Theater.
I think that some people
gravitate to the Dietrich
because they had their rst
date here several years ago,
and they grew up with the
Dietrich, and they want to
continue sharing that with
future generations and their
family, said Erica Rogler,
cultural director. And I
think people are really just
looking for a great source
of entertainment and educa-
tion.
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From its Fall Film Festival and near-
daily movie showings to Wyoming
County Reads and the Gathering of
Singers and Songwriters, the Dietrich is
an epicenter of cultural activities for the
friendly little town. When the Susque-
hanna River breached its banks in Sep-
tember, the onslaught of damage caused
by the ooding dramatically halted the
theaters efforts but not for long.
I think we bounced back better than
ever, honestly, said Jennifer Jenkins,
executive director. The way that people
came out from the community to sup-
port us, the volunteers, is amazing.
And with all the help they received,
including daily efforts from seven dedi-
cated volunteers, recuperating didnt
take very long in the grand scheme of
things.
We were able to open up two (of
four) theaters in a weeks time, Rogler
said, noting that by December, things
were starting to get back to normal.
And if anything, I was awed and in-
spired by the outpouring support of the
community and realized how much the
Dietrich meant to everybody.
Though a tour through the theaters
lobby now boasts new paint and carpet-
ing and shows almost no signs of the
remarkable damage inicted upon it,
there are still some things that need to
be done. In an effort to move that pro-
cess along, musician Lorne Clarke, who
along with his wife also volunteered
during the cleanup, took it upon himself
to organize a folk-music show to benet
the organization, which will be present-
ed Sunday, Feb. 26 at the theater.
They were so badly affected by the
ood, there was so much damage, it was
kind of an idea to hopefully to what
extent it can generate some revenue
for them as part of the benet aspect,
but also to re-launch the theater as a
performance space for live music, he
said.
In fact, the Dietrichs position as a
host of local, original talent is one of the
primary reasons why Clarke felt com-
pelled to organize the benet, which
will feature, in addition to Clarke, Tom
Flannery, KJ Wagner and Michael
Jerling.
They have, for over a decade, been
supporting original music, Clarke said.
Theyre the central hub in Tunkhan-
nock, and really, in Wyoming County,
for live music and original artwork, so
thats important to me, important to my
family.
The benet will be by donation,
which essentially means attendees can
contribute any amount they choose, as
the theaters revitalization is not yet
entirely complete.
tively, are still adjusting to their new job
titles, though both are still on the board
of directors.
For so long, we had the same ladies,
theyre the ones that came in and said,
Were going to put this back together,
Jenkins said, referring to the people
who restored the theater in 2001. And
then when they decided to go, they just
sort of said, Well, you do this. And we
tried that and said, You know what?
It actually works better if we switch it
around. So thats what we did.
THE MUSIC GOES ON
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larke has been the artistic
director for the Old Lynn
Concert Series, a free musi-
cal showcase presented in
Lynn, Pa., for more than a decade, and
he has also been putting together the
roster for the Dietrichs Gathering of
Singers and Songwriters for about as
long. Thanks to his connections on that
end, nding artists to participate in the
benet wasnt a challenge.
And some of them volunteered,
he shared. When they heard about the
damage to the Dietrich and they saw the
footage on the Internet of the ooding,
we were in communication back at the
time that it occurred, and the people
that are going to be performing, they
all said, Well, if theres anything going
on, just let us know, and wed love to
participate.
But then that was part of the reason
it took until now to put it together, be-
cause theyre all professional musicians,
theyve got schedules.
He was quick to sing their praises, as
he seems to be proud of the talent he
will be bringing to the Dietrichs aid.
If you check them out online, youll
see theyre quite accomplished, he
stated. I think Im the one with the
fewest actual released CDs Its not
amateur night, you know?
And the nature of the show seems to
be a tting tribute to the community-
centric theater, which is also a 501(c)(3)
non-prot.
I think that the impact of the
Dietrich on the town of Tunkhannock
cant be overstated, Clarke said. The
fact that its provided this cultural hub
has made a big difference to the vitality
of the town. So I gure they do a lot for
people, it wouldnt hurt, if I have the
ability, to try to do something for them.
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We still have to work on the HVAC
system for the original side, Rogler
explained. To mitigate against future
damage, were putting that system on
the roof.
Post-ood, the theater itself isnt the
only thing in transition: Rogler and Jen-
kins, who have been with the Dietrich
for about eight and three years, respec-
DietrichTheater Executive Director Jennifer Jenkins, left, and
Cultural Director Erica Rogler.
Clockwise from
left, KJ Wagner,
Michael Jerling,
Lorne Clarke and
Tom Flannery will
perform at Sun-
days beneft.
Folk Music Benet:
Sun., Feb. 26, 3 p.m.,
Dietrich Theater
(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock).
Admission by donation.
Feat. Lorne Clarke, Tom Flannery,
KJ Wagner, Michael Jerling.
Info: 570.996.1500,
dietrichtheater.com
I was awed and inspired by
the outpouring support of the
community and realized how
much the Dietrich meant to
everybody.
Cultural Director Erica Rogler
PHOTOS BY NIKKI M. MASCALI
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tech talk
By Nick Delorenzo
Special to the Weekender
T
he latest in a veritable
army of Droid-branded
smartphones from elec-
tronics manufacturer Motorola,
the Droid 4 is a bit of an oddity
compared with other new phones
on the market. While otherwise
similar to the recently released
Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR
MAXX, the Droid 4 sacrifices
some of their lithe lines, trading
them for an old-fashioned slide-
out keyboard.
In terms of specifications, the
Droid 4 is nearly identical to the
RAZR and RAZR MAXX
1.2GHz dual-core processors, 4G
network capability, 8 megapixel
front-facing HD camera. The
only thing added is a keyboard
and a somewhat befuddling tool
used to remove the rear cover.
In an all-out smartphone war
being waged between smart-
phone manufacturers, software
giants such as Google and Micro-
soft and cell phone service pro-
viders alike, it seems as though
Motorola is trying to cover every
niche it can think of.
A keyboard used to be a moti-
vating factor when I was buying
a smartphone, back in the days
when you had to use a stylus to
type or make a call. But these
days its absence is one of the last
things (aside from cost) prevent-
ing people from making the
jump.
People are used to Black-
berries or Palms, or they find
they simply cant adapt to the
pure touchscreen. Giving them a
keyboard eases the leap into the
world of modern smart-
phones, albeit with a
crutch. Many, like my-
self, find they grow
accustomed to the
touch display and are
able to dispense with
the keyboard altogeth-
er.
While the Droid 4
shares the excellent
performance of the
RAZR and the
RAZR MAXX, due
to the keyboard, its
quite a bit heavier. Its also
easily twice as thick as the
RAZR.
I would say this is an ideal
phone for business people who
are frequently writing e-mails;
the keyboard is actually quite
good and makes excellent use of
the available real estate.
One irksome issue I noticed:
Not only does the rear cover
require an easily lost plastic tool
to remove it, the battery is not
removable, which begs the ques-
tion of why have a removable
back plate at all? Why not just
have the memory card and SIM
card in a side slot or under a
dedicated panel? Moreover, Ive
had more than my share of bat-
teries go bad long before the
phone was due to be replaced.
Taking away the ability to replace
a battery has always struck me as
a terrible move.
The Droid 4 from Verizon is
$199.99 with a two-year contract
and $549.99 without. W
Nick DeLorenzo is director of
interactive and new media for
The Times Leader.
E-mail him at
ndelorenzo@timesleader.com.
Not so smart
smartphone
Motorolas Droid 4 isnt
exactly user-friendly.
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After just one listen to Be
The Void, Dr. Dogs seventh
album, you find its 12 tracks
staying with you. The sextet,
which recorded all but one song
at its Meth Beach studio in
Philadelphia, mixed its adventur-
esome live spirit with a few
bells and whistles throughout
Be The Void. The end result is
polished, with more than a few
tastes of Dr. Dogs lo-fi roots.
The record lifts off with the
twangy and thumping Lone-
some, which precedes That
Old Black Hole and These
Days. Both of those are frolick-
ing; the catchy former has a
throaty, bouncing bassline and a
festive jam, while the latter
features pounding piano and a
beat that begs for an open road.
How Long Must I Wait? is
poppy while Dr. Dog dials back
the freewheelin fun a bit to
deliver the earnest Get Away,
where the groups soaring har-
monies call to mind some of its
60s-era influences amid pretty
violin and cello. More sunny
harmonizing can be found on
the cheerful Do The Trick,
which also boasts tambourines,
some oohs and ahhs and fun
child-like keys.
While Be The Void is fairly
standout heavy, Vampire leads
the pack. The tune about a
woman who has no reflection
at all is loping, with vocals full
of sincerity and hope despite
said woman poignantly being
as tempting and savage as
Marcellus Shale.
Heavy Light is rousing,
with bleeps and prominent
drums while Big Girl is jovial
and jammy. Dr. Dog Scott
McMicken, Toby Leaman, Frank
McElroy, Zach Miller, Eric Slick
and Dimitri Manos gets back
into sugary-pop territory with
Over Here, Over There.
Warrior Man is sludgy and
sounds like 60s-era British folk
and punk met up in and blew
the roof off a dusty garage.
The plucky Turning The Centu-
ry closes the album with a
slow-as-molasses Americana
vibe.
Be The Void is a trium-
phant, stripped-down listen, one
that leaves a lasting impression
and perfectly captures Dr. Dogs
early days and live celebrations.
-- Nikki M. Mascali
Weekender Editor
RATING:
W W W W W
Dr. Dog
Be The Void
ALBUM REVIEWS
Dr. Dog fills the 'Void'
charts
8. Rihanna: We Found Love
7. David Guetta/Nicki Minaj:
Turn Me On
6. Gavin DeGraw: Not Over
You
5. Selena Gomez and The Scene:
Love You Like a Love Song
4. Flo Rida: Good Feeling
3. Adele: Set Fire to the Rain
2. Katy Perry: The One That
Got Away
1. Jessie J: Domino
Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa
1. Lana Del Rey: Born To Die
2. Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto
3. Soundtrack: Breaking Dawn
4. Nickelback: Here And Now
5. The Black Keys: El Camino
6. Gotye: Making Mirrors
7. Mumford & Sons: Sigh No
More
8. Dr. Dog: Be The Void
9. Bon Iver: Bon Iver
10. Foster The People: Torch-
es
Billboard Top Alternative Albums
California-based glamrockers Prima
Donna have been compared to a multitude
of artists since forming nearly a decade
ago. Although comparisons on some level
can be made to iconic musicians such as
David Bowie and The Ramones, there is
definitely something unique about this
band, which released Bless This Mess
last week.
Next month, fans of the eclectic band
made up of Kevin Preston (vocals and
guitars), Aaron Minton (saxophone and
keyboards), David S. Field (drums), Lights
Out Levine (bass) and Erik Arcane (guitar)
will be able to catch themat the infamous
SXSW.
One thing that sets Prima Donna apart
fromother rock bands is its sharp writing
ability, which resulted in12 intensely ani-
mated and catchy tracks. The band also
incorporates saxophone and keyboards
into its music, which gives it an interesting
jazz-infused punk-rock sound.
The intro to Bless This Mess, Max-
ine, is infectious. The track has an old-
school rock n roll vibe to it, as Preston
sings of his affection for the elusive Max-
ine. Despite its decision to start the album
with somewhat of a love song, Prima Don-
na also incorporates a comedic element
into its music.
Sociopath, a1980s pop-rock inspired
track, is also catchy, even though Preston is
actually singing about his genetic need to
kill. Another notable song is the punk-
infused Feral Children, which was mixed
by D. Sardy (Johnny Cash, Oasis, LCD
Soundsystem). The albums title track is
also a standout with a classic-rock feel.
Ultimately, Prima Donnas ability to
create innovative rock that has a distinct
retro-glamfeel will contribute to its contin-
ued longevity.
-- Lisa Schaeffer
Weekender Correspondent
Prima Donna
Bless This Mess
Rating: W W W1/2
Keeping glam
in rock 'n' roll
While maybe not as well-known as
some, few artists in recent memory have
been able to forge the power and intensity
of heavy rock and hip-hop together as
well as Biohazard.
Seemingly left for dead, the band has
come back with a vengeance on its latest
album, the aptly named Reborn in De-
fiance. This album is the first in years to
feature the bands classic lineup of Billy
Graziadei (guitars/vocals), Evan Seinfeld
(bass/vocals), Bobby Hambel (guitar) and
Danny Schuler (drums), and the resulting
music is some of the best that the band
has ever made.
After a short instrumental intro, Bioha-
zard launches into Vengeance is Mine,
which will quickly put to bed any notion
that the band has slowed down at all after
all of these years. Some of the album
tracks, such as Killing Me and Decay,
follow a heavy groove. Others, like
Skullcrusher or Countdown Doom hit
the listener like a speeding train. The
band does loosen its grip just slightly on
Season the Sky and You Were
Wrong, but overall Reborn in De-
fiance is an unrelenting assault on the
listeners ears that pulses with a power
and fury that is matched by few others.
Reborn in Defiance is a great album
for Biohazard and can easily stand along-
side the other classics from its catalog like
Urban Discipline. All of the elements
that make up the bands signature sound
are there and are delivered with an im-
pressive intensity.
Biohazards music definitely is not for
everyone, however, fans of hardcore,
metal, hip-hop and any mix thereof that is
full of both power and anger will enjoy
this album.
-- Michael Irwin
Weekender Correspondent
A defiant
rebirth
Biohazard
Reborn in Defiance
Rating: W W W1/2
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BEECH MOUNTAIN LAKES
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- Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for
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- The Barley Boys: March 9, 8 p.m.,
$20
- Noel V. Ginnity / Taylors Irish
Cabaret: March 10, 8 p.m., $27
- Montana Skies: March 16, 8 p.m., $18
- Steve Forbert: March 23, 7 p.m., $23
- Aztec 2-Step: March 24, 8 p.m., $21
- Denny Siewell Jazz Trio: March 30,
8 p.m., $25
- Willy Porter: March 31, 8:30 p.m., $22
advance, $25 day of
- The Janis Experience: April 14, 8
p.m., $25
- Charlie Hunter Duo: April 21, 8 p.m.,
$20
- Start Making Sense (Talking Heads
tribute) / The Great White Caps: April
28, 8 p.m., $20
- Wishbone Ash: April 28, 8 p.m., $28
- Gershwin by Thomas Pandolfi: April
29, 4 p.m., $20
- Childhoods End (Pink Floyd trib-
ute): May 4, 8 p.m., $23
- Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quintet:
May 5, 8 p.m., $23
- Bennie and the Jets (Elton John
tribute): May 12, 8 p.m., $23
- Miz: May 19, 8 p.m., $15
- Bill Kirchen / Too Much Fun: May
26, 8 p.m., $23
- The The Band Band: June 1, 8 p.m.,
$20
MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre
Twp.
- Sesame Street Live 123 Imagine w/
Elmo & Friends: March 1-4, TIMES
VARY, $25.60-$37.85
- Monster Jam: March 9-11, TIMES
VARY, $34.30-$49.75
- Harlem Globetrotters: March 16, 7
p.m., $26.60-$127.05
MOUNT AIRY CASINO
RESORT
44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono
Phone: 877.682.4791
www.mountairycasino.com
- Gilbert Gottfried: March 3, 8 p.m.,
$20-$30, Gypsies
- Goodfella Comedy ft. Tony Darrow /
John Pizzi / Paul Borghese: March 10,
8 p.m., $10-$15, Gypsies
- Voices of Legends w/ Eric Kearns:
March 13, 27, April 10, 24, May 8, 29, 2
p.m., $20, Gypsies
- Unforgettable Fire (U2 tribute)
March 17, 8 p.m., $10, Gypsies
- Gloriana: April 14, 8 p.m., $25-$40,
Gypsies
- Andrew Dice Clay: April 28, 8 p.m.,
$50-$65, Gypsies
- Tito Puente Jr.: May 5, 8 p.m.,
$20-$30, Gypsies
13TH ANNUAL OATS
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Benton Rodeo Grounds (Mendenhall
Lane, Benton)
www.oatsfestival.com, 908.464.9495
- June 28-July 1: Russell Moore & IIIrd
Tyme Out / Gibson Brothers / Valerie
Smith & Liberty Pike / Hillbilly Gyp-
sies / Cumberland River / The Roys /
Stained Grass Window / more. Camp-
ing, food, craft vendors. Workshops,
childrens program, music academy,
open jam tent. Weekend advance/
$70; weekend gate/$80; Thurs. $20;
Fri., Sat. $30; Sun. $10; under 15/free
with adult ticket, pets $10 weekend
only.
PENNS PEAK
325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe
866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com.
- Blackberry Smoke / Citizens Band
Radio / Cabinet: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $25
- Bruce In The U.S.A.: Feb. 25, 8 p.m.,
$25
- The Saw Doctors: March 2, 8 p.m.,
$32
- Satisfaction (Rolling Stones trib-
ute): March 3, 8 p.m., $22.25
- Foghat: March 9, 8 p.m., $32
- Warrant / Firehouse / L.A. Guns:
March 30, 8 p.m., $32
- Three Dog Night: March 31, 8 p.m.,
$43.75-$49.25
- The Mickey Hart Band: April 12, 8
p.m., $32
- Glen Campbell: April 19, 8 p.m.,
$49.25-$54.25
- Big Shot (Billy Joel tribute): April
20, 8 p.m.
- The Music of Bill Monroe Featuring
Peter Rowan & The Travelin McCou-
rys: April 22, 8 p.m., $25
- Beatlemania Now: May 4, 8 p.m.,
$25
- Get The Led Out (Led Zeppelin
tribute): May 5, 8 p.m., $41.75
- Dennis DeYoung: May 12, 8 p.m.,
$42.75-$48.25 (on sale 3/17, 10 a.m.)
- Dark Star Orchestra (Grateful Dead
tribute): May 31, 8 p.m., $32
- Kansas: June 1, 8 p.m., $40.75-
$46.25
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: June 2, 8
p.m., $32
- America: June 8, 8 p.m., $43.75-
$49.25
- 7 Bridges (Eagles tribute): June 15,
8 p.m., $25
- Foreigner: June 29, 8 p.m., $54.25-
$65.25 (on sale 2/25, 10 a.m.)
- Vince Gill: Aug. 18, 8 p.m., $59.25-
$64.25 (on sale 2/25, 10 a.m.)
PENNSYLVANIA BLUES
FESTIVAL
Blue Mountain Ski Area, Palmerton
610.826.7700
www.skibluemt.com
- July 27, 8 p.m.-midnight; 28, 1
p.m.-1:30 a.m.; 29, noon-9 p.m. Mi-
chael Iron Man Burks / Joe Louis
Walker / Big Sams Funky Nation /
more. Advance on-site camping: Up
to 3 nights w/ 2 days of festival
tickets, $80/adult, $45/kids 6-12.
Increase by 20 percent as of April 2.
Advance festival day: 1 day, $30/
adult, $9/kids 6-12; 2 day, $50/adult,
$15/kids 6-12. Increase by 10 percent
as of April 2.
PENNSYLVANIA THEATRE
OF PERFORMING ARTS
JJ Ferrara Center, 212 W. Broad St.,
Hazleton
570.454.5451
ptpashows.org
- ZoSo (Led Zeppelin tribute): Feb. 24,
8 p.m. $15 advance via website, $18 at
door, proceeds benefit center.
REDWOOD ART SPACE
740 Jumper Road, Plains Twp.
-Think Big / Summer Holds the Earth
/ Down A Lifetime / Corporate
Hearts: Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
- Kite Party (record release) / Glocca
Morra / Ah Horse Hockey / For Ages:
Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.
- Jon Simmons (of Balance&Compo-
sure) / Into It. Over It. / These Elk
Forever / Kiley Lotz: March 7, 8 p.m.
- Terror / Strength For A Reason /
Suburban Scum / Not Til Death / One
Last Time: March 9, 7:30 p.m.
- Anti-Flag / The Flatliners / Have
Nots: March 10, 8 p.m. Tickets: brown-
papertickets.com/event/222033
- Delay / Tin Armor / Wicca Phase
Springs Eternal (Adam from Tigers
Jaw) / Halfling: March 13, 8 p.m.
- Take Offense / Stick Together /
Xibalba / Soul Search / Malice: March
20, 8 p.m.
- Left Coast Envy / Count to Four /
August Name / A Fire With Friends:
April 6, 6 p.m.
- The Menzingers / Tigers Jaw /
Front Bottoms / The Holy Mess /
Luther: April 19, 8 p.m.
RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE
667 N. River St., Plains
Phone: 570.822.2992
- Village Idiots: Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
- Vinegar Creek Constituency / Miz:
Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
- Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats: Feb.
25, 8 p.m.
- Sonic Spank / DVS: March 1, 8 p.m.
- The Indobox: March 2, 8 p.m.
- Cabinet / Driftwood: March 3, 8 p.m.
- New Riders of the Purple Sage:
March 8, 7 p.m.
- Eliot Lipp / Alienize: March 9, 8 p.m.
- Bustle in Your Hedgerow (Led
Zeppelin tribute): March 10, 8 p.m.
- Rock the Walls, benefit concerts for
Serento Gardens: March 11, ft. Miz /
Back Home / Giants of Leisure, $10
Take it to the bridge
As part of the Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series,
the Marko Marcinko Jazz Quintet will perform Sunday, Feb. 26
at 7 p.m. at Evans Hall in the Hibbard Campus Center.
Formed in 2007, the Marko Marcinko Jazz Quintet performs a
mix of Latin and Brazilian jazz and features Bob Velez on con-
gas, Bill Washer on guitar, Paul Rostock on bass, saxophonist/
flutist Tom Hamilton and drummer/percussionist Marko Mar-
cinko.
The event is free and open to the public.
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includes admission, T-shirt, poster
and signing the sheetrock that will
be displayed at new location of SG.
- The Big Dirty / Ol Cabbage: March
16, 8 p.m.
- Garcia Grass: March 17, 8 p.m.
- Zach Deputy: March 23, 8 p.m.
- Kung Fu: March 24, 8 p.m.
- Clarence Spady Band: March 30, 8
p.m.
- Free Music Orchestra / Rogue
Chimp: March 31, 8 p.m.
- Brothers Past: April 20, 8 p.m.
- Miz: April 27, 5 p.m.
- Jam Stampede: April 27, 9 p.m.
SCRANTON COMMUNITY
CONCERTS
Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton
Phone: 570.955.1455, www.lackawan-
na.edu, etix.com
Prices vary, student and group rates
available
- Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center: Feb. 23, 7 p.m., $25-$30
- Yesterday & Today, an interactive
Beatles show: March 23, 8 p.m.,
$25-$30
- The Kingston Trio: April 20, 8 p.m.,
$25-$30
SCRANTON CULTURAL
CENTER
420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
Phone: 888.669.8966
- Rain, A Tribute to the Beatles: Feb.
24-26, TIMES VARY, $46.25-$65.25
- Froggy 101s Guitars & Stars 4 ft.
Lauren Alaina / Neal McCoy / Chris
Cagle / Lee Brice: April 10, 7:30 p.m.,
$33.40-$39.30
- NEPA Philharmonic: The Music of
Gershwin Pops III: April 13, 8 p.m.,
$34.50-$73.15
- Shinedown / Adelitas Way / Art of
Dying: April 22, 7 p.m., $42.35
- NEPA Philharmonic Haydn / Brahms,
A German Requiem: April 27, 8 p.m.,
$34.50-$73.15
- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons:
May 16, $48.25-$93.25
SHERMAN THEATER
524 Main St., Stroudsburg
Phone: 570.420.2808, www.sherman-
theater.com
- Phil Vassar: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., $26-$36
- Terror on the Screen / Cerca Trova
/ The Soviet / Refuse the Conformity:
Feb. 25, 6 p.m., $10 advance, $12 day
of
- Conspirator: March 2, 9 p.m., $17
advance, $20 day of
- Dave Dzambo Memorial Concert ft.
Splity Fifty: March 3, 6 p.m., $10
advance, $12 at door
- moe.: March 4, 7 p.m., $27
- City Lights / Warning Level / Ala-
mance / United We Fall: March 9, 6
p.m., $10 advance, $12 day of
- Barstool Blackout Tour: March 24, 10
p.m., $22
- Marky Ramones Blitzkrieg: March
29, 8 p.m., $15
- Big Sean: March 30, 8 p.m., $10 ESU
students, $25 guests
- Hammer of the Gods: March 31, 8
p.m., $28
- Clutch / Hellyeah: April 17, 7:30 p.m.,
$32.65 (on sale 2/24, 10 a.m.)
- Dayglow: April 21, 7 p.m., $50.25+
- David Bromberg: June 8, 8 p.m.,
$35-$45
- Hot Tuna Electric / Steve Kimock:
June 28, 8 p.m., $25-$40
THREE KINGS
603 Route 6, Jermyn
- School Boy Humor / Rookie of the
Year: Feb. 29, 6 p.m., $10-$12
- Dr. Acula / The Devastated / Design
the Skyline / In Dying Arms: March 5,
6 p.m., $10-$12
- He Is Legend / Ice Nine Kills: March
16, 6 p.m., $12
- Burn Halo: March 21, 7 p.m., $12
- Badfish A Tribute to Sublime: April
19, 7 p.m., $12-$18
TOYOTA PAVILION AT
MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scran-
ton
- Dave Matthews Band: May 28, 7
p.m., $53.35-$89.90 (on sale 3/9, 10
a.m.)
- Vans Warped Tour: July 18
- Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem
Festival ft. Slayer / Slipknot / As I
Lay Dying / The Devil Wears Prada /
Asking Alexandria, more: Aug. 4
(pre-sale 4/6)
PHILADELPHIA
ELECTRIC FACTORY
3421 Willow St., Philadelphia
Phone: 215.LOVE.222
- The Pink Floyd Experience: Feb. 25,
8:30 p.m.
- moe.: March 9, 8:30 p.m.
- Young the Giant / Grouplove: March
10, 8:30 p.m.
THE FILLMORE AT THE
TLA
334 South St., Philadelphia
Phone: 215.922.1011
- Brothers from Another: Feb. 25, 8
p.m.
- Tyga: Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
- Company of Thieves: Feb. 29, 7 p.m.
- Jim Jones / Dice Raw / Young Gliss
/ Nyemiah Supreme: March 1, 7 p.m.
- Two Fresh / Nit Grit: March 2, 8 p.m.
- August Burns Red / Silverstein /
Texas In July / I the Breather: March
3, 6:15 p.m.
- Jon Anderson: March 7, 7 p.m.
- Young Jeezy: March 8, 8 p.m.
- The White Panda: March 9, 6 p.m.
KESWICK THEATER
Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside,
Pa.
Phone: 215.572.7650
- 1964 The Tribute: Feb. 24-25, 8 p.m.
- Hot Tuna: March 2, 8 p.m.
- Doug Church-The Voice of Elvis:
March 3, 8 p.m.
- Cowboy Junkies: March 9, 8 p.m.
- Bobby Keys & the Suffering Bas-
tards: March 10, 8 p.m.
TOWER THEATER
69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby
Phone: 610.352.2887
- Brit Floyd (Pink Floyd tribute):
March 17, 8 p.m.
- Gotye: March 23, 9 p.m.
TROCADERO
10th & Arch St, Philadelphia
Phone: 215.336.2000
- A.M. Analog: Feb. 25, 6 p.m.
- Mindless Self Indulgence: March 7, 8
p.m.
- Mutemath: March 9, 8 p.m.
- Hank 3: March 16, 9 p.m.
WELLS FARGO CENTER
Broad St., Philadelphia
Phone: 215.336.3600
- Van Halen / Kool & The Gang: March
5, 7:30 p.m.
- The Black Keys / Arctic Monkeys:
March 10, 8 p.m.
ELSEWHERE IN PA
BRYCE JORDAN CENTER
Penn State University, State College,
Pa.
Phone: 814.865.5555
- Sebastian Ingross / Alesso: Feb. 23,
7 p.m.
- Van Halen / Kool & The Gang: March
26, 7:30 p.m. CANCELED
- Mac Miller: April 3, 8 p.m.
CROCODILE ROCK
520 Hamilton St, Allentown
Phone: 610.434.460
- Attack Attack!, more: Feb. 23, 6 p.m.
- August Burns Red / Silverstein,
more: March 2, 6 p.m.
- Aaron Carter / Dalia Rae: March 7,
5:30 p.m.
- Michael Schenker / Robin McAuley:
March 11, 7 p.m.
GIANT CENTER
950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey
Phone: 717.534.3911
- Celtic Woman, Believe: March 6,
7:30 p.m.
- Casting Crowns: March 30, 7:30 p.m.
SANDS BETHLEHEM
77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem
Phone:
- Incubus: May 16, 8:30 p.m.
- The Beach Boys: May 17, 8 p.m.
- Blink-182: May 20, 7:30 p.m.
WHITAKER CENTER
222 Market St., Harrisburg
Phone: 717.214.ARTS
- Hot Tuna: March 3, 8 p.m.
- Cowboy Junkies: March 7, 7:30 p.m.
NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY
BEACON THEATER
2124 Broadway, New York, NY.
Phone: 212.496.7070
- The Allman Brothers Band: March
9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 24-25, 8 p.m.
HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
311 W. 34th St, New York, NY.
Phone: 212.279.7740
- Flogging Molly: Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.
- Axwell / Cosmic Opera, more: Feb.
23, 9 p.m.
- Rick Ross: March 13, 8 p.m.
THE FILLMORE AT IRVING
PLAZA
17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y.
Phone: 212.777.6800
- Joe Budden: Feb. 26-27, 7:30 p.m.
- Estelle / Luke James / Elle Varner:
Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
- Chevelle / Middle Class Rut / Janus:
Feb. 29, 7 p.m.
- August Burns Red / Silverstein,
more: March 1, 6:30 p.m.
- Pat Benatar / Neil Giraldo: March 2,
8 p.m.
- Young Jeezy: March 4, 7:30 p.m.
- Orgy, more: March 6, 7 p.m.
- Todd Snider / Kevn Kinney: March
8, 7 p.m.
MADISON SQUARE
GARDEN
7th Ave., New York, NY
Phone: 212.465.MSG1
- Romeo: Feb. 23-24, 8 p.m.
- Ricardo Arjona: Feb. 26, 8 p.m.
- Van Halen / Kool & the Gang: Feb.
28, March 1, 7:30 p.m.
THE THEATRE AT MSG
7th Ave., New York, NY
Phone: 212.465.MSG1
- Mike Epps: March 3, 8 p.m. W
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Bar on Oak: Line Dancing
Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Speaker Jam Karaoke/DJ
Chackos: K8 w/ Dustin Drevitch
Copper Penny, Pocono Inn Resort: Speaker Jam Karaoke and DJ
Elmer Sudds: Robb Brown and Friends
Hops & Barleys: Karaoke w/ DJ Bounce
Jim McCarthys Tavern on the Hill: Karaoke
Ole Tyme Charleys: Open mic comedy night & DJ EFX
River Street Jazz Caf: Open Mic
Robs Pub & Grub: Beer Pong
Rox 52: Comedy Night
Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Hard Drive w/ Karaoke
Woodlands: Evolution live w/ 2twenty2, DJ Godfather
Thursday:
Bar on Oak: The Tones
Bart & Urbys: Twisted Team Trivia @ 9:30 p.m.
Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Gas Station Disco
Careys Pub: Mr. Echo trio
Chackos: Kartune
Huns West Side Caf: DJ King B
Ole Tyme Charleys: Karaoke
OverPour: Larry George duo
River Grille: DJ Ooh Wee
River Street Jazz Caf: Village Idiots w/ special guest Retro Rocket
Robs Pub & Grub: Ronnie Williams
Rox 52: Beer Pong
Stans Caf: DJ Slick w/ Karaoke
Thristy Camel, Scranton: Speaker Jam Karaoke and DJ
Tommyboys Bar & Grill: Gone Crazy
Uptown II: Tara Michelle from Music for Models
Woodlands: DJ Davey B, DJ Data (Club HD)
Friday:
Bar on Oak: The Ringmaster DJ w/ contest
Bart & Urbys: Larry George w/ special guest Jai Dillon from Jason
Mrazs band and special performances by Loyal & Rich White
Breakers, Mohegan Sun: 40lb Head
Brews Brothers, Pittston: Country Night w/ DJ Crocket
Canteen 900: Unmundane
Chackos: 3
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Dog House Saloon, Hazleton: Speaker Jam Karaoke and DJ
Grotto, Harveys Lake: Sperazza duo
Jim McCarthys Tavern on the Hill: DJ Justin
Liams: Chillin in Public
Luckys Sporthouse: Game Show Trivia 7-8:30
Ole Tyme Charleys: Hub City Stompers, The Heavy Beat & The Non
Refundables
OverPour: DJ Short and Poor w/ karaoke
River Street Jazz Caf: MIZ the band w/ opening act Vinegar Creek
Constituency
Robs Pub & Grub: Nick Coyle
Senunas: Lemongelli
Slate Bar & Lounge: Dog City Band
Stans Caf: Jax
Tommyboys Bar & Grill: Mickey Daniels 5:30-7:30 p.m. then later
Good to Go
Woodlands: (Evolution) DJ Kev DJ Freezie, (Ballroom) Gogo Gadjet,
(Streamside) Rockabilly & 45s, (Steamside Exec) DJ Godfather
Saturday:
Bar On Oak: Millennium
Bart & Urbys: Kira
Breakers, Mohegan Sun: Stealing Neil
Brews Brothers, Pittston: UFC
Chackos: Militia
Golden Cue, Hazleton: Speaker Jam Karaoke and DJ
Hops & Barley: 18
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Jim McCarthys Tavern on the Hill: Karaoke Party
Ole Tyme Charleys: Karaoke and Rage! DJs
OverPour: Dodge City duo
River Grille: DJ Ooh Wee
River Street Jazz Caf: Miss Melanie & the Valley Rats feat. members of
Queen Bee & the Blue Hornets
Robs Pub & Grub: Random Rock
Rox 52: Iron Cowboy
Senunas: DJ Notorious PAT
Slate Bar & Lounge: Sister Esther
Sloppy Joes Beer Garden: Mr. Echo
Stans Caf: Stingrays Blues Band
Tommyboys Bar & Grill: Tightly Wound
Woodlands: (Evoloution)DJ Kev DJ Davey B, Demensions
Sunday:
Bankos: Mr. Echo feat. special guest members from OZ and 40 Lb.
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Brews Brothers, Luzerne: Robb Brown
Careys Pub: Daytona 500, DJ Santiago @ 9:30
Liams: Dr. Steiners Strange Brew
R Bar & Grill: Daytona 500 Nascar Party
Robs Pub & Grub: Daytona 500
Tommyboys Bar & Grill: Daytona 500
Woodlands: The Tones w/ DJ Godfather
Monday:
Jim McCarthys Tavern on the Hill: Unplugged Monday - Open Mic
Robs Pub & Grub: NEPA Beer Pong
Tuesday:
Brews Brothers West: Open Mic Night w/ Speaker Jam Karaoke and DJ
The Getaway Lounge: Ronnie Williams
Hops & Barleys: Aaron Bruch
Huns West Side Caf: AJ Jump and Dustin Drevitch
Jim McCarthys: Karaoke
Ole Tyme Charleys: Karaoke and DJ EFX
Slate Bar & Lounge: DJ Magnum J
Tommyboys Bar & Grill: Open Mic Night
The Woodlands: Karaoke DJ Godfather
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A
.J. Jump started the Un-
Mundane monthly music
series three years ago with
one purpose: To have another
outlet for local, regional and
national original music.
After having its home at the
River Street Ale House in Pitt-
ston, which was destroyed during
Septembers flooding, Jump has
moved the series to Canteen 900
in Forty Fort starting with the
Friday, Feb. 24 performance that
features Bob Lewis and Eugene,
Ore.-based Justin King.
Its set up like the jazz clubs
and listening rooms in New
York, Jump said of the new
venue. Its just a little bit bigger
version, which is cool. And it has
that BYOB vibe going on, which
is cool as well. I was sitting there
one day and thought itd be per-
fect to do something there to
revamp the series.
Lewis agreed.
I love the whole thing, the
whole vibe, the kind of thing
they want to portray with the
whole series of Un-Mundane, he
said. I think its going to be a
sweet marriage and a great, great,
great thing.
Aside from the change of
venue, other alterations to Un-
Mundane include switching it
from the last Monday to the last
Friday of the month and opening
the series up to all genres of
music.
Theres going to be some
other genres incorporated that
werent incorporated at the Ale
House, Jump began. The Ale
House was a bar atmosphere,
there was some loud rock this
isnt going to be blazing loud. I
have Graces Downfall and Zela-
zowa coming next month, but
theyre playing acoustic, so its
going to be open to each and
every genre but at a proper vol-
ume.
King and Lewis will both play
a 45-minute set, and DJ Nick
Miller will spin during the in-
termission. Lewis, who released
his five-song solo EP NOw
here in October, will do mostly
originals and two covers.
Theyre unconventional but
go along with the vibe or the
style of music that my original
tunes are, he shared. Were
going to try to pack a rollercoas-
ter ride of feels and dynamics
into my set.
Jump has known King for
years, having first met the singer/
songwriter/guitarist after one of
his performances at Arlenes
Grocery in New York.
The first 30 seconds of the
first song just grabbed me and
threw me around the room,
Jump recalled. I was like, This
is just incredible. That night, I
wanted to be friends with (him),
and weve always stayed in con-
tact, even with him living on the
West Coast.
While the two have worked in
the studio, Un-Mundane marks
the first time Jump and King will
perform live together.
Its a long time coming its
just great to be able to play with
somebody who I was a fan of
first that now Im working with,
Jump said.
Canteen 900 will offer a con-
densed menu Friday night, and a
BYOB corkage fee will be
waived. Jump estimated that
80-85 percent of the event will be
seated.
The intention of this is great
music, and if you want to have
something to eat, you can have
great food, he said. If youre
just there to 100 percent social-
ize, its a music event, and its
there to be listened to.
If you cant be quiet for 45
minutes, then bust out the Adder-
all, he added with a laugh. W
Bob Lewis, above, and Justin King will perform at the
first Un-Mundane at Canteen 900.
Un-Mundane
moves on
By Nikki M. Mascali
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nce, when Billy Crystal
was being brutally
mocked by professional
hanger on Stuttering John
Melendez, he defensively
whined, Youll laugh and
have a good time, but its not
fun. Sure, it was a barely
coherent thought muttered by
a desperately unfunny hack,
but it also sums up what its
like to watch any film Nicolas
Cage has appeared in since
Adaptation (and, for the
most part, prior to Adapta-
tion as well).
Cage has always made bad
career decisions. It just wasnt
as noticeable when he was
younger and didnt have Vel-
cro for hair. But now that hes
getting older and starting to
resemble a lumpier Paul Gia-
matti, its getting pretty diffi-
cult to ignore the fact that
everything he appears in is
basically just a slight variation
on Ghost Rider: Spirit of
Vengeance.
Created by Gary Friedrich,
the Ghost Rider character
made its first appearance in
Marvel Spotlight #5. Ghost
Rider was an amalgamation of
Evel Knievel, Fonzies jacket,
that Buddhist monk who was
protesting the war in Vietnam
and Anton LaVeys Church of
Satan. In other words, the
character combined everything
that was great and will ever be
great about this wonderful
country of ours. Unfortunate-
ly, the Ghost Rider movies
never really tapped into that
indefinable, plastic-voodoo-
DayGlo-skull aesthetic that
made the comic so much fun.
Once again, Cage (seeming-
ly under duress) steps into the
role of Johnny Blaze a stunt
cyclist who sold his soul to
the devil in order to save his
father from cancer but winds
up being cursed to transform
into Ghost Rider, an angry
spirit of vengeance with a
flaming skull for a head,
whenever he senses that evil is
about. Johnny is given the
opportunity to be freed from
his curse if he helps an alco-
holic priest (Idris Elba, whose
character is given most of the
exposition but for some reason
insists on speaking it in an
indecipherable French accent)
track down the literal son of
Satan before the boys other-
worldly father (Ciaran Hinds,
who was either suffering
through a stroke when he shot
his scenes or the only actor in
the world thats somehow
hammier than Cage) finds him
and uses him for his own ne-
farious purposes.
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Ven-
geance is junk but its not the
fun kind of junk. Which is
shocking when you consider
that is was directed by Mark
Neveldine and Brian Taylor,
the same guys behind brilliant
trash like the Crank movies
and Gamer. This Ghost
Rider had so much potential
to become pure, electrifying
garbage but everybody in
front of and behind the cam-
era simply just phones it in.
As if they were making a
depressing, cable-ready
Ghost Rider sequel for the
Syfy channel. The storyline is
basically just Rosemarys
Baby after it was dunked in a
vat of Axe body spray and
then swaddled in the finest,
most tiger-y Ed Hardy T-shirt.
Even Cage, who usually
throws himself into these ter-
rible movies, performs his
scenes as if he was just vio-
lently roused from a deep
sleep and is still too exhausted
to figure out why hes kind of
doing an Elvis impression in
the middle of Eastern Europe.
Perfunctory and frustratingly
generic, Ghost Rider: Spirit
of Vengeance only serves to
remind you that Leaving Las
Vegas was a long time ago.
Nicolas Cage reprises his role in the Ghost Rider series.
By Mike Sullivan
Weekender Correspondent
Nauseatingly generic
Cage and Idris Elba in a scene from the movie.
reel attractions
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very mother feels she has
the right to be protective of
her child. She did carry a
baby in her stomach for nine
months and endured the beautiful
and life-changing experience of
childbirth. A mother has the right
to determine what and whos
right for her child, even if she
seems to be ridiculous and con-
trolling. Besides, mothers know
best, right?
Thats exactly what was going
through Queen Aggravains
mind. Maybe she was a little
aggressive and thought she meant
well by being choosy over who
her son marries. In her mind, she
was doing the right thing, even if
she did cause some princesses to
go to hell and back. The queens
fiery personality will be on dis-
play at Marywood Universitys
production of Once Upon a
Mattress on Saturday, Feb. 25
and Sunday, Feb 26.
Once Upon a Mattress is a
fairytale that retells the story of
The Princess and the Pea.
Prince Dauntless is on a search to
find a worthy princess to become
his wife, but his mother makes it
virtually impossible. She puts the
princess through a series of tests
that are destined to fail. Eventu-
ally Princess Winnifred is chal-
lenged to prove shes a real prin-
cess by sleeping on 20 mattresses
with a tiny pea hidden under-
neath, according to Barbara
Blackledge, who is a producer in
the Theatre Department at Mary-
wood University.
The students were aware of the
challenging roles, and they didnt
waste any time preparing for the
show.
They have been in rehearsal
since the first week of classes,
Blackledge said. They were cast
in December so they started
learning their songs a long time
before they started rehearsal.
Blackledge made it clear about
the intensity of musical theater
auditions.
Auditioning for a musical is
three parts, she said. Its called
a triple threat. You can act, you
can sing, you can dance.
Finding actors for Once Upon
a Mattress wasnt a bed a roses.
Its been challenging because
there have been a lot of men
needed for this, and there were a
lot of women that auditioned for
it, but not a lot of men, so they
have been collecting men from
all areas beyond the department,
Blackledge said.
Once Upon a Mattress uses
humor and extreme silliness to
separate itself from other musi-
cals, Blackledge said.
Its a musical, so its a lot of
fun, a lot of music, a lot of danc-
ing, she shared.
There is a lot of work involved
in putting together a musical
production. The actors and musi-
cians arent the only ones in-
volved with putting everything
together. Blackledge said that
theres roughly 65-70 people
involved, and thats only the
production aspect of things and
not including the back office or
people who will be working front
of the house.
Of all the characters in Once
Upon a Mattress, Blackledge
does have a particular one she
admires.
Theres Princess Winnifred,
shes someone whos out there
and knows who she is, she said.
She just walks in, and theres
just this amazing positive energy
and she probably falls on her
face.
Marywood University will
hold two performances of the
play. The first will be Saturday at
7 p.m. and the second Sunday at
2 p.m.
I wish they were doing more
than two performances because
its the type of show where peo-
ple will go and they will start
buzzing about it, Blackledge
promised. W
Once Upon a Mattress, Sat.,
Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Sunday,
Feb. 26., 2 p.m., Marywood
Universitys Sette LaVerghetta
Center for Performing Arts
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Marywoods production of Once Upon a Mattress.
Mother knows best?
By Amanda
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By Ralphie Aversa
Special to the Weekender
B
obby Brown attempted to
attend Whitney Hous-
tons funeral in her
hometown of Newark, N.J.
Saturday. Later in the evening,
he attended his own home-
coming in New England. Hours
after the world paid its final
goodbye to Houston, Bostons
New Edition performed in
front of a sold-out crowd of
more than 7,000 at Mohegan
Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Brown took a planned ab-
sence from the nights first
three songs, and then entered
stage right for Hit Me Off.
As the band introduced itself
one by one before Jealous
Girl, Brown acknowledged the
woman he was married to for
almost 15 years.
I want to give blessings to
my ex-wife, Whitney Houston.
I love you, Brown said, mo-
tioning towards the sky. I want
to give a lot of blessings to my
kids, my fiancee, my brothers
and all of you.
By brothers, Brown was
referring to his New Edition
bandmates. The sextet powered
through a set that lasted almost
two hours. Songs spanned from
New Editions 1983 Candy
Girl debut to Browns 1988
solo smash, My Prerogative
to Bell Biv DeVoes 1990 hit,
Poison. Michael Bivins and
Ricky Bell founded New Edi-
tion with Brown, and Ronnie
DeVoe joined a few years later.
With Ralph Tresvant and
Johnny Gill also on board, the
group had the crowd inside
Mohegan Sun on its feet for
most of the evening. As the
night wound down, the six
members sat on stools while
the groups lead singer ad-
dressed the crowd again.
I lost three great people in
my life, in the last year,
Brown said before New Edition
wrapped with Home Again.
But, nothing makes me hap-
pier than to be right here, right
now.
Some New Edition fans, like
Lisa Pollock of Bridgeport,
Conn., were simply happy just
to see Houstons ex-husband in
the building.
(New Edition) just held it
together. I cant imagine what
today was like for them, Pol-
lock said after the concert. For
them to come and do a show
for all of us definitely exceed-
ed my expectations.
Pollock thought that in the
wake of Houstons death,
Brown is being portrayed un-
fairly by the media.
We all have free will in this
world, she said, a nod to the
notion that Brown was the
direct reason for Houstons
demise. Im not going to say
what people did or did not do,
but hes his own person, (Hous-
ton) was her own person.
Serita Outlow of Norwich,
Conn. also attended the show
unsure if Brown would make it.
I think he did an excellent
job considering what he must
have been feeling, she said. I
dont know what he went
through with his voice today,
but I think he still pulled it off.
Im very proud of him. W
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ACTORS CIRCLE AT
PROVIDENCE PLAYHOUSE
(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reser-
vations: 570.342.9707, actorscircle.org)
Crimes of the Heart: March 22-25,
30-31, April 1. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 2
p.m. $12 GA, $10 seniors, $8 students.
Preview March 22, $8 GA/seniors, $6
students. Call for reservations.
BLOOMSBURG THEATRE
ENSEMBLE
(Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center
St., Bloomsburg, 570.784.8181,
800.282.0283, bte.org)
Ticket prices: $9-$25
Murder at the Howard
Johnsons: March 10-25, Thurs.-
Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m.
Preview March 8, 7:30 p.m.,
Pay What You Wish.
Reduced price preview
March 9, 7:30 p.m., $11. Set in
late 70s, spoiled Arlene and
her lover check in to a cheap
motel and plot to kill her
husband.
CORNER BISTRO
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(76-78 S. Main St. Carbondale,
570.282.7499)
The Sensuous Senator: Feb. 24-25,
6:30 p.m. Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. $23/person
for dinner and show. All seats by
advance reservations, call.
Bistro Comedy Nite: March 9, appe-
tizer buffet, 7:30 p.m., show, 8:30 p.m.
Advance sales only, $15. Comics seen
on Showtime, CBS, more. Guest come-
dian Father Paul, emcee Liz Russo,
featured comic Corey Alexander,
headliner Mark DeMayo. Call for tick-
ets.
COUGHLIN HIGH SCHOOL
DRAMA CLUB
(80 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre,
570.406.3976)
Legally Blonde-The Musical: March
1-3, 7 p.m., March 4, 2 p.m. $10/all ages,
senior citizens discount night March 1,
55+, $7. Tickets day of show only at
door. For info, call.
DIETRICH THEATRE
(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock,
570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com)
Life On Mars-After School Players
Theater Arts Show: Feb. 25, 11 a.m. $5.
Written and produced by the students.
F.M. KIRBY CENTER
(71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre,
570.826.1100)
Proof: Feb. 25, 8 p.m., $17-$37
Fish Face (The Kids of Polk Street
School): March 27, 10 a.m., $6.50
THE HOUDINI MUSEUM
THEATER
(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton,
570.342.5555)
Psychic Theaters Haunted! Myster-
ies of THE Beyond: Nightly through
June 30, curtain rises 7 p.m. $35.
Reservations required. 3 hours or
longer. For info, visit PsychicTheater-
.com, call 570.383.9297.
MARYWOOD UNIVERSITY
PLAYERS
(2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton,
570.340.6097)
Once Upon a Mattress Musical:
Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. $12, $7
senior/student. Info: snyderj@mary-
wood.edu, 348.6268.
MUSIC BOX PLAYERS
(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville:
570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or
musicbox.org)
The Full Monty: Feb. 24-26, March
2-4. Fri.-Sat., curtain 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m.
Buffet dinner 90 minutes before
curtain. Tickets for dinner and show
and show-only. Tony-Award winning
musical about out-of-work blue-collar
workers who strip to make ends
meet. Call for reservations.
Auditions for Elvis-inspired musical
All Shook Up: Feb. 27-28, 7 p.m. Men
and women ages 14+. Bring sheet
music of song of choice, may be asked
to read from script. Brief dance combo
will be taught, dress accordingly, bring
jazz, tap shoes if possible. All roles
open, accompanist provided.
THE PHOENIX
PERFORMING ARTS
CENTER
(409-411 Main St., Duryea, 570.457.3589,
phoenixpac.vpweb.com, phoenix-
pac08@aol.com)
Bye Bye Birdie Musical: March
23-April 1.
SCRANTON
CULTURAL CENTER
(420 N. Washington Ave.,
Scranton)
South Pacific:
March 23-25, times
vary, $46.25-$67.25
SHAWNEE
PLAYHOUSE
(570.421.5093, theshaw-
neeplayhouse.com)
The Greatest Gift, The Obituary
Im Dying to Write, Succession by
Charles White: Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Thoroughly Modern Millie Presented
by Worthington Players: Feb. 23-24, 26,
2 p.m., Feb. 25, 8 p.m. $18/adults,
$15/seniors, $10/children.
THE UNIVERSITY OF
SCRANTON
(Royal Theatre of the McDade Center
for Literary and Performing Arts)
Fuddy Meers: Feb. 24-26, March
2-4; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m. Ticket
prices vary. Call 570.941.4318.
WYOMING VALLEY WEST
HIGH SCHOOL
Rogers and Hammersteins The
Sound Of Music: Feb 29, 6:30 p.m.
(senior citizens performance); March
1-3, 7 p.m. Tickets at door, $5/students,
$8/adults. W
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Send your listings to:
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novel approach
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f, as a reader, you only find
yourself reading books over-
flowing with uplifting
themes and sweet endings, Stay
Awake by Dan Chaon is not
for you. The collection of short
stories is crazy, scary and, often-
times, unresolved. If you can
find yourself willing to continue
ahead, this fictional rollercoaster
of a ride will prove to be worth
your while.
The 12 stories in the collec-
tion are defined by morose and
complex subjects including but
not limited to: A traumatic past
colliding with the present, a
recent loss and the consequenc-
es of a choice.
The one commonality that
intertwines these stories is the
aspect of staying awake. In
particular, Chaon makes it a
point to demonstrate to readers
that we can escape the weight of
death through admitting it exists
at every turn. By staying mind-
ful to the world around us, we
never lose sight of the people
who surround us in the present.
The title piece begins with the
birth of a child. Normally a
joyous occasion, this story soon
takes a turn for the worst when
Chaon decides to add a dash of
Rosemarys Baby. A haunting
tale just like the remaining 11,
Stay Awake stands out among
personal favorites: Slowly We
Open Our Eyes, Thinking of
You in Your Time of Sorrow,
and The Farm, the Gold, the
Lily White Hands.
Even considering the dark
nature of the compilation,
Chaon does not disgust readers
with gore, but rather, by in-
venting stories that wake our
senses. Throughout the book,
death is individualized; readers
come to not only imagine how
each of the characters manages
loss but also how they deal with
the outcome.
The characters within the
stories are not complex, but they
are not one-dimensional either.
As a result, readers can feel
comfortable with their simplic-
ity. Only trouble is, as soon as
we do, Chaon quickly pulls the
characters (and us) into extraor-
dinary situations that cannot be
easily solved without some sort
of impending complication.
These stories are excellent as
stand-alone pieces. However, as
a whole, Chaon has balanced
difficult themes without selling
out. Every conclusion is not
resolved or saccharine sweet
sometimes proving messier than
it first began. Yet, in the end,
Chaons collection succeeds by
evoking several feelings from a
person all at once.
Though fiction, Stay Awake
leaves readers wondering what
could happen if their life took a
turn for the worst. Still in a
state of melancholy, we com-
plete the collection only to have
every story permanently secured
in our minds.
Stay Awake
by Dan Chaon
Rating: W W W W1/2
'Awake'
amid
death
By Kacy Muir
Weekender Correspondent
Readers come
to not only imagine
how each of the
characters
manages loss but
also how they deal
with the outcome.
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or more than10 years, Ras-
cal Flatts has been consis-
tently churning out the kind
of anthemic music that makes rabid
country fans go wild full of love,
faith, fast cars and freedom. When
the band took over Mohegan Sun
Arena in Wilkes-Barre Twp. Friday
night for a sold-out showwith
openers Hunter Hayes and Sara
Evans in tow, it was pretty clear that
its perfected not only its signature
sound, but also its live productions.
In a nod to the tours epithet, the
ThawOut Tour, the trio entered the
stage with a bang, bursting out of a
virtual iceberg backdrop and taking
up positions at three different drum
sets. After a spirited drumen-
semble, the band opened with
Why Wait and proceeded into the
animated Me and My Gang
followed by Summer Nights, a
tune that had the entire place clap-
ping along.
Everything about the perform-
ance, fromthe wardrobe and light-
ing to the backing music, screamed
Rascal Flatts, which only served
to motivate an already overjoyed
audience. When lead singer Gary
LeVox broke into Bless the Bro-
ken Road, there was nary a voice
in the house that wasnt singing
along to every word.
After Stand and a sneak peek
at Banjo, the first single off the
bands newalbum(due out April
3), bass player Jay DeMarcus took
to the stage alone for what ended
up being a comedic interlude of
sorts. Joking about the newsingle
and lamenting about the fact that
bass players get no love, he said,
The truth is Imknown as the sexy
one in the band. So I just want to
make sure everybody gets an equal
opportunity. After which, of
course, he did a catwalk strut.
The entire evening was laden
with an unexpected humor, and
DeMarcus wasnt the only jokester
of the bunch LeVox had a few
snicker-worthy moments as well,
which only added to the laidback
feel of the night.
The inspiring Unstoppable and
the sweetly executed My Wish
were followed by a trio of covers
that reflected each band members
undeniable strength: DeMarcus
traded his bass for a piano with
Billy Joels Piano Man, guitarist
Joe Don Rooney channeled Stevie
Ray Vaughan with The House is
Rockin and LeVox put his in-
credible vocals to good use on
Stevie Wonders Signed, Sealed,
Delivered ImYours.
Evans joined LeVox on the
vocals for Easy, and during Take
Me There, LeVox grabbed the
phone of an audience member to
sing to her mother, playfully adding
Your daughters drunk! before
handing it back.
The encore closed the showwith
He Aint the Leavin Kind, the
end of which was a salute to the
military.
Rascal Flatts made every stroke
of the evening, fromthe fiery guitar
solos to the vocal triumphs, seem
utterly effortless, and it was a vibe
that started to flowthe moment the
showbegan. Hayes, who co-wrote
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Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox gestures during the bands performance Friday
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Rascal's effortless evening
R E V I E W
By Stephanie DeBalko
Weekender Staff Writer
Guitarist Joe Don Rooney and bassist Jay DeMarcus of
Rascal Flatts.
Opener Sara Evans.
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By Justin Brown
Weekender Correspondent
D
ear Mom & Dad,
They say college is
where youll meet the
friends youll have for the
rest of your life. I guess
theres something to be said
about the bonds you develop
when youre too young and
stupid to give a shit about
tomorrow.
A perfect example brings
me back to 2005. The world
was more simple back then.
The Kardashians had yet to
pollute television, my stom-
ach was never pumped, and
Vince Vaughn had every guy
in America trying to play a
little game of just the tip
with their girl.
Are you ready to get crazy
tonight? asked one of my
fraternity brothers.
I fully intend on throwing
up tonight, I answered. I
was such an inexperienced
drinker at that point in my
life that I couldnt convince
myself I ever got drunk un-
less projectile vomit was
found somewhere the next
morning.
After pre-gaming with a
power hour that consisted
of sipping Natty Lite every
minute to the beat of a new
Disney song from our child-
hood, we made our way to
the nearby Theta Xi fraterni-
ty house to party like the
redneck rockstars we were.
I dont remember much
about the party, except I told
some girl that since her teeth
glowed in the dark I couldnt
sit next to her in Anthropol-
ogy anymore.
Next thing I knew, a group
of people circled me as I was
on the floor getting poked
with a broom.
Is he dead? someone
asked.
I was too paralyzed with
inebriation to respond.
We need to pull the trig-
ger, someone insisted.
I wasnt too drunk to mis-
understand that! I thought
they were going to shoot me
for getting too drunk at their
party.
Before I could scream,
something entered my mouth.
I thought it was a gun. When
I bit down, I heard someone
scream with pain.
You bastard! they yelled.
You bit my fingers. I was
just trying to make you threw
up so you didnt die! Appar-
ently pull the trigger meant
to force someone to throw up
to avoid alcohol poisoning.
After I was dragged back
to my fraternity house, I
passed out on the toilet. My
roommate in the house
snapped a picture of me to
make sure I never forgot
about it. When we recently
laughed about it at his wed-
ding, I realized why they say
the friends you make in col-
lege are the friends youll
have for the rest of your life.
Love,
Justin W
Pull the trigger
Only a true friend would be willing to get close enough
to take a photo like this.
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BENEFITS / CHARITY
EVENTS
4th Annual Laugh Out Loud
Comedy Show March 30, 7-10
p.m., doors 6:30 p.m., Seasons Ball
Room, Mohegan Sun at Pocono
Downs. $60 (feat. Silent auction, hors
doeuvres), $40 (show only, 8:15 p.m.).
Cash bar. Business casual dress.
Patty Leighton, honorary Master of
Ceremonies. Mary Dimino, Liz Russo,
Mary Radzinski, Jeannine Luby.
Benefits Domestic Violence Service
Center. For tickets/info, call Nina Dei
Tos at 570.823.6799 ext. 221.
5th Annual Ski for the Cure
Breast Cancer Awareness
Day Feb. 25, Jack Frost Ski Area (1
Jack Frost Mountain Road, Blakes-
lee). Registration 8 a.m. Pledge
Ski-A-Thon sheets, jfbb.com. Pink
Olympic Race Gates, 8:30-10:30 a.m.,
medals 2 p.m. Dedicated Runs 11 a.m.
$2/every lift pass, proceeds benefit
Susan G. Komen for the Cure NEPA.
Drawings, games, giveaways. Info:
570.443.8425 x 2503.
American Lung Association
Fight for Air Climb: March 24,
Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre.
Climb one floor of steps, both up and
down. Volunteers needed. For info,
registration, sponsorships, visit
lunginfo.org/arenaclimb, call
570.823.2212.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Game: March 24, 7:05 p.m., vs. St.
Johns, Mohegan Sun Arena. $18-$23,
includes hat, hot dog, popcorn, soda.
Portion of each ticket donated to
ALA. Info/tickets: 570.970.3607,
csipsky@wbspenguins.com.
American Red Cross
Blood Drive: Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.,
LIFE Geisinger Scranton (2300 Adams
Ave., Scranton). Attendees may tour
day health center/enjoy light re-
freshments until 5 p.m. To make
appointment, call 1.800.395.8759. No
appointment needed for open house.
Angels for Aubree Feb. 23, 4-9
p.m., Backyard Ale House (523 Linden
St., Scranton). $20, at door or at
AngelsforAubree@yahoo.com. Ticket
includes food, choice of one drink
(beer, well mixed, wine), raffles,
entertainment. Benefits Aubree
DeFazio, born in Nov. with complica-
tions; will assist family with medical,
prescription, other expenses.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
30th Annual Bowl for Kids Sake:
March 24, noon, 1:30 p.m., Southside
Bowl; April 21, noon, 1:30 p.m., Valley
Lanes. More money raised, more
prizes won. Register at bbbsnepa.org.
All teams must pre-register. Info:
800.955.4376.
Bloomsburg Hospital 5th
Annual Wine Tasting Benefit
March 24, 5-9 p.m., Caldwell Consisto-
ry, Bloomsburg. $75. Tapas-style
dining, dessert, wine, entertainment.
Silent auction. Pianist Kevin Haile
performing. Info/tickets:
570.387.2099, lmakara@bloom-
health.net.
Candys Place (570.714.8800)
11th Annual Spin 4 Life: Feb. 25, 7
a.m.-4 p.m., Candys Place (190 Welles
St., Forty Fort). $20/45-minute ride,
includes T-shirt. Free refreshments,
mini massages. All proceeds benefit
free programs at Candys Place,
Brandon J. Case Memorial Scholar-
ship. Call to reserve.
Lake Silkworth Area Lions
Club 2nd Annual Bowl-a-
Thon Fundraiser March 18, 1-3
p.m., Chackos Family Bowling Center
(195 N. Wilkes-Barre Blvd., Wilkes-
Barre). Proceeds benefit Activities
Fund, Christmas Food Baskets, Stu-
dent Scholarships, Eye Glass Pro-
grams.
Leadership Offers Laughter
One-Night-Only LOL Come-
dy Night March 3, 7 p.m., Brews
Brothers West (75 Main St., Luzerne).
$15, at door or 570.446.8992,
610.653.6841. Teri Granahan, Joe
Bryan, Jeannine Luby. Chinese auc-
tion. Proceeds support World Laugh-
ter Day 2012, Festival of Laughs. Info:
facebook.com/LeadershipOffer-
sLaughter.
Make A Break for McAuley
5K Run March 24, 10 a.m., Kirby
Park/River Commons. Rain date
March 31. Bring household item for
Catherine McAuley Center. Pre-
registration, $15/students, $20/adults.
Under 10, free admission. $5 late fee
after March 14. Refreshments, prizes
to follow. Info: jlwb5krun@gmail.com,
makeabreakformcauley.webs.com.

P+J Comedy Presents Joe


Matarese / Benefit for
Boarding for Breast Cancer
Feb. 25, 20th Ward (2028 Pittston
Ave., Scranton). $10, featuring Jere-
my Pryal, Paul Spratt, Chuck Buono,
Tommy Comer, Joe Matarese. For
more info go to PSpratt.com.
The Renal Race: Race and
Raise Awareness for Kidney
Cancer 1-Mile Fun Run March 11,
registration 8 a.m., race 8:30 a.m.
Starts Martz Pavilion Kirby Park,
SEE AGENDA, PAGE 35
puzzles
ACROSS
1 Bar bill
4 Perspire
9 Use a crowbar
12 Knights address
13 Actress Berry
14 Fish eggs
15 Alternative to a jail
term
17 Eggs
18 Rhyming tribute
19 Vacuum brand
21 Salt companion
24 Opposed to
25 - Town
26 Congeal
28 Cord ber
31 Cattle drive tool
33 Pooch
35 Location
36 Couches
38 Sphere
40 End for ball or bass
41 Western state
43 Basketballs Mr.
Mourning
45 PBS Street
47 Extinct bird
48 Spoon-bender Geller
49 Raise
accompaniment, often
54 Id counterpart
55 Bounded along
56 That girl
57 Boxing promoter King
58 Contest submission
59 Cut the grass
DOWN
1 Recipe meas.
2 Atmosphere
3 Kinsman, for short
4 Sunglasses
5 Irrigated
6 Inventor Whitney
7 Hawaiian greeting
8 Mortises mates
9 Conditional stipulation
10 Wander
11 365 days
16 Jazz style
20 Elevator name
21 Bursts
22 Modern-day money
23 Lavish supply
27 Also
29 The gamut
30 Letterman rival
32 Information
34 Frasier star Kelsey
37 Taste
39 Sanguinary
42 Egrets cousin
44 Cheerios ingredient
45 Took to court
46 Therefore
50 Choose
51 Doctrine
52 Discoverers call
53 Fresh
last week
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ends Public Square. $12 pre-reg./ $15
day of, tax-deductible donations
made payable to: The Renal Race c/o
FOP Lodge 36. Info: therenalrace-
pa@gmail.com. Sponsored by Fra-
ternal Order of Police Lodge 36.
Proceeds benefit families and re-
search of kidney cancer.
Spaghetti For Wishes March
3-4, 11 a.m., 7 p.m., Bills Sports Bar
and Grill (53 Brown St., Wilkes-Barre).
$8, includes spaghetti, salad, bread,
meatballs, dessert. Benefits Make-A-
Wish Foundation. For tickets, call
570.328.5566.
WFTE FM 90.3/105.7 Get On
the Air Benefit Concerts
Feb. 25: Paul Martin, Chestnut
Street Tavern, Dunmore.
Wilkes-Barre YMCA
Camp Kresges Annual Spaghetti
Dinner: March 27, 4-8 p.m., Rodanos,
Wilkes-Barre. $7/adults, $3.50/under
12. Dine in, take out. Benefits camping
programs.
Zumbathon: March 31, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
$10, $5 with student ID. 2-hour party,
silent auction, giveaways, refresh-
ments. Proceeds provide diabetic
alert dog to 7-year-old Jayden. Call
570.823.2191, x222, e-mail Sa-
ra.May@solidcactus.com.
EVENTS
12th Annual Heat at the
Seat Chili Cook-Off March 17, 2
p.m., Country Seat Tavern (Maple St.,
Montrose). Music by My Own Mon-
ster. All proceeds benefit Endless
Mountains Medical Care Foundation.
For info/to register, call
570.278.9996.
Browndale Fire Co. (Route 247,
620 Marion St., Browndale,
43fire.com)
Homemade Pierogi For Sale:
donation $6/dozen. Potato and
cheese. To order, contact any mem-
ber, call 570.499.4908, e-mail
jdoyle@nep.net or go online.
Annual Spring Chicken Barbecue:
March 25, drive-through only 11:30
a.m.-1:30 p.m. Half chicken, potato,
vegetable, coleslaw, roll, dessert. $9,
from any member or 570.785.5300
or 499.4908, by e-mail at
jdoyle@nep.net. Advance sales only.
Buck Hill-Skytop Music Fes-
tival An Intimate Cabaret Evening
with Mark Janas and Andy Gale, Feb.
25, 7:30 p.m., Cohen Recital Hall, Fine
Arts and Performing Arts Center,
East Stroudsburg University. What is
the difference between Classical and
Romantic Ballet Lecture Demonstra-
tion, Feb. 29, 7:30 p.m., Koehler
Fieldhouse Studio, ESU. Info: buckhill-
skytopfest.org.
Chamber Music Society of
Lincoln Center Feb. 23, 7 p.m.,
Mellow Theater. $25-$30, call
570.955.1455, visit colleges main
building, 501 Vine St., Scranton. Folk
Traditions Program with Dvorak,
Smetana, and Martinu.
Chicory House and Folklore
Society (www.folkloresociety.org,
570.333.4007) events:
Contra Dance: March 3, 7 p.m.,
Church of Christ Uniting (776 Market
St., Kingston). $9/adults, reduced for
families. Music by Contra Rebels,
fiddlers Todd Clewell, Barb Shmidtt,
Henry Koretzky on guitar, calling by
Karl Senseman. No partner/experi-
ence needed.
Choral Arts of Luzerne
County (www.choralartslc.org)
Spring Auditions/Rehearsals: Tues.,
7-9:30 p.m., Church of Christ Uniting
(190 South Sprague Ave., Kingston).
Openings for sopranos, altos, tenors,
basses. Music features Missa Brevis
by Zoltan Kodaly, Rejoice in the
Lamb by Benjamin Britten. Concerts:
Wilkes-Barre, April 28; Hazleton, April
29.
Clifford Community Youth
Group
Ziti With Your Sweetie Dinner
Theater: Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Clifford Fire
Hall (Rte. 106, Clifford). $8. Salad, ziti
w/ meatballs, beverage, dessert.
Murder, Mayhem & Marshmallow
Salad. For tickets, call 570.222.3331,
222.4344, some at door.
5th Annual Homemade Easter Egg
Sale: through March 25. $2/home-
made peanut butter, coconut cream.
Pickup March 24, 31, 10 a.m.-noon,
Clifford United Methodist Church. To
order: 570.222.3331, 222.4344. Pre-
orders appreciated.
Conyngham United Metho-
dist Church (411 Main Street,
Conyngham, 570.788.3960, conyng-
hamumc.com)
Sisters: Tues., 10 a.m. Beth Moore
study, Jesus, the One and Only. All
women welcome.
Soup & Devotions: starting Feb. 29,
noon. Soup, bread, dessert served
each week through April 4.
March Into Reading Drop-Off: until
Feb. 29. New and used books in good
condition for ages 5-7.
Craft Fair: March 25. Sign up in
social hall by Feb. 26.
Crystal Cabin Fever through
Feb. 26, Sculpted Ice Works (Lake-
ville, on Rt. 590). $10/adults, $6/ages
3-15. Live ice-carving competitions,
Feb. 25, noon-4 p.m.; Feb. 26, noon-3
p.m. Open weekdays, Sat., 11 a.m.-6
p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: crystal-
cabinfever.com, 570.226.6246.
Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga
Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,
www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar
of events:
Kids Classes:
After School Theater Arts: Wed.-
Thurs., through Feb. 25, 3:30-5:30
p.m. Middle, high school. Free. Theme
is Life on Mars, performance Feb.
25, 11 a.m.
Quilting for Kids: Wed., through
March 28, 3:30-5 p.m. Ages 6+. $6/
class.
Young at Art: Trash to Treasures
for Preschoolers: Feb. 23, March 1,
10-10:45 a.m. Ages 4-5. $35.
Trash to Treasures: Ages 5-8, Feb.
24, March 2, 4-5:30 p.m.; Ages 9-12,
Feb. 23, March 1, 4-5:30 p.m. $35/
series of 4 classes. All materials
provided.
Trash to Treasures Together: Feb.
24, March 2, 10-10:45 a.m. Ages 3-4.
$35.
Intergenerational Classes:
Quilting for Everyone: Wed.,
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C
rime scenes by day, pen
and paper by night? Some
variation on that scenario is
what brought Keith Gilman, a
Clarks Summit resident who
works as a cop outside Philadel-
phia, to the release of his second
detective novel, My Brothers
Keeper.
Gilman, who will be hosting
book signings at Barnes & Noble
Wilkes-Kings on Thursday, Feb.
23 and Barnes & Noble at Arena
Hub Plaza on Saturday, March 3,
also works part-time in security
and has a family, begging the
obvious question: When does he
have time to write?
I have a daughter that I used to
take to dance class once a week,
he said. Shed be in there for an
hour, and Id be sitting in the
parking lot scribbling into a note-
book, and that was my writing
time.
That arrangement is a far cry
from those depicted in his books,
the first of which was 2009s
Fathers Day, winner of Private
Eye Writers of Americas Best
First Novel award. But for Gil-
man, writing is almost a way to
dispel some of the pent-up energy
police work causes. Although he
shares some common attributes
with his characters, especially
both novels protagonist Lou
Klein, he noted that hes an opti-
mistic person with a dark side
that only comes from seeing what
most others dont.
Pretty much, it comes out in
my writing, he said. The stan-
dard line is it comes out from the
stuff that Ive seen from being a
police officer for 20 years. I think
if youre an accountant or if
youre in some other profession,
youre sitting behind a desk for
20 years, you dont see much. But
if youre a cop and I cant say
that Im dodging bullets but
you do get to see a lot of things
that normal people dont get to
see. And the big thing is death.
He started writing crime fic-
tion because the genre is his
preference when it comes to
reading, and though its a good fit
for his perspective right now, hes
open to what his literary future
may hold.
Im still not even sure (crime
fiction) is where Im going to end
up, Gilman stated. Thats where
Im at now, thats where Im
going to stay as long as I have
continued success at it, but I dont
know if thats where Ill end up.
Gilman had always wanted to
pursue a writing career, but it
wasnt until his 40s came creep-
ing up on him that he decided to
go for it.
Its not something that I put
into practice until I was on the
police department for about 10
years, he said. It was kind of
like one of those dreams, youre
either going to fulfill it or not.
And so I just decided I was going
to really apply myself in earnest
and give this writing thing a shot
one way or the other. W
Call of duty
By Stephanie DeBalko
Weekender Staff Writer
Keith Gilmans second novel, My Brothers Keeper, was
released earlier this month.
Keith Gilman, My Brothers
Keeper signings: Feb. 23,
noon, Barnes & Noble Wilkes-
Kings Booksellers (7 S. Main
St., Wilkes-Barre); March 3, 2
p.m., Barnes & Noble Booksell-
ers (Arena Hub Plaza, Wilkes-
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through-March 28, 6-7:30 p.m. All
ages. $6/class. No experience re-
quired, all materials provided.
Open Studio: Feb. 27-28; March
5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 13+. $50/series of 4 classes or
$15/class.
Adult Classes:
Decorative Painting: Feb. 22, 29,
March 14, 21, 28, noon-3 p.m. Ages 16+.
$20/class + cost of painting surface.
Preregistration required, call.
Pottery & Sculpture for Beginners:
Feb. 23, March 1; March 8, 15, 22, 29,
7-8:30 p.m. Ages 13+. $60/4-class
series. All materials supplied.
Special Events:
Folk Music Benefit: Feb. 26, 3 p.m.
Admission by donation. In response
to the flood of 2011.
Doug Smith Music (dougsmith-
bass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271)
Feb. 24, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Photog-
raphy on Campus, Mahady Gallery
(2300 Adams Ave., Scranton). Jazz
trio.
Entertainment Unlimited
Events:
St. Pattys Day Spectacular: March
17, doors 5 p.m., dinner 5:45-6:45
p.m., dancing 7-11 p.m., Genettis Best
Western (77 E. Market St., Wilkes-
Barre). $35, deluxe buffet, cash bar.
The Poets, Frankie and the Corvettes,
The Fab 3 (Beatles tribute). To re-
serve, call 1.800.830.7463, Genettis
at 570.825.6477, Klines Shoes at
575.4912 or Joe Tutino at 457.2808.
Everything Natural Health
Food Store (426 S. State St.,
Clarks Summit)
Hand Drumming: Freestyle Drum
Circle: every second/fourth Sat., 1-4
p.m. No experience required, drums,
percussion provided.
Fundamentals to Selling on
eBay Class March 24, 9 a.m.-4
p.m., Mayfield Conference Room at
Hilton Scranton. $125, bring a friend
for free deal. Focus on laying foun-
dations for sales on eBay with Jason
Richner. To reserve, contact
570.229.7289, easyselling101.com.
Greater Hazleton Chamber
of Commerce events (20 W.
Broad St.):
Chamber Breakfast Program:
Congressman Lou Barletta, Feb. 23,
7:45-9 p.m., Capriottis Palazzo (1
Banks Ave., McAdoo).Rep. Tarah
Toohil, March 21; Senator John Yud-
ichak, April 25; Luzerne County
Council, May 31. $15/members, $20/
non-members. Full breakfast. Call
570.455.1509.
Red Carpet luncheon to discuss
state budget: Feb. 29, buffet lunch
noon, remarks 12:30-1:15 p.m., answer/
question to follow, Valley Country
Club (79 Country Club Road, Sugar-
loaf). $25/chamber members, $30/
guests. Reservations required by
SEE AGENDA, PAGE 37
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Two exhibits featuring Mon-
roe County artists will be on
display Sunday, Feb. 26
through Sunday, April 22 at
the Gallery at Pocono Commu-
nity Theater (88 S. Courtland
St., East Stroudsburg).
In Gallery One, work by John
Kolbek will be displayed in
The Alchemist Cookbook,
and an artists reception is
scheduled for Saturday, March
3 from1-3 p.m. Sherwood
Samets Far From the Mad-
ding Crowd will be exhibited
in Gallery Two.
For more info, call
570.421.3456 or visit pocono-
communitytheater.org. Right,
Kolbeks La Pavone Ragazza.
Fish Fillet
Sandwich &
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Unbaked & Get
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Shrimp in a
Basket w/French
Fries & Coleslaw
$
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Feb. 24, contact Chamber
570.455.1509, jferry@hazletoncham-
ber.org, sign up at hazletonchambe-
r.org.
The Greater Scranton
Chamber of Commerce
events:
Economic Outlook Breakfast:
March 22, 8 a.m., Radisson Lackawan-
na Station Hotel.
Johnson College
Animal Care Center currently
accepting applications for Spay Day
2012: March 8. Discounted spaying/
neutering for dogs/cats. Open to
Lackawanna County residents, in-
come of less than $25,000 annually.
Applications at johnson.edu,
570.702.8961, on campus at 3427
North Main Ave., Scranton. No phone
calls to check on status of applica-
tions; personnel will call to set up
time.
Kings College: (133 North River
St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.5957 or
www.kings.edu) events:
Special Guest Davy Jones of The
Monkees on The Beatledd Fab Four
Hour on WRKC, Radio Kings College,
Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 24, 7-8 p.m.
(88.5FM), streams online atwrkc.king-
s.edu.
Lackawanna College events
(Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scran-
ton, 570.955.1455)
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln
Center: Feb. 23, 7 p.m. $25-$30,
$15/students.
Leadership Lackawanna
events
Annual Alumni Reunion: March 8,
5-7 p.m., State Street Grill, Clarks
Summit.
Lyric Consort: Faith At
Work March 4, 3 p.m., St. Lukes
Episcopal Church, Scranton. $10/GA,
students free with current school ID,
reception follows in Kreitler Hall.
Info/to reserve: lyricconsort.com,
570.343.6707. Tickets available 30
min. before concert.
Marywood University events
(2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton,
www.marywood.edu, 570.348.6211)
10th Annual Celebrate Your Body
Wellness Fair: Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.,
Fireplace Lounge, Nazareth Student
Center. Booths on personal health
care, nutrition, osteoporosis, more.
In conjunction with National Eating
Disorders Awareness Week.
Misericordia University
events (www.misericordia.edu,
570.674.6400, box office 674.6719):
New Years Eve at Movie Nights:
Feb. 25, Feb. 26, 3 p.m., 7 p.m., Lem-
mond Theater, Walsh Hall. $3/GA,
$1/students w/ID. Info: 674.6411.
Black History Month:
Dream Week 2012: Project H.O.P.E.
Workshops: Feb. 22, 8:30 p.m., Muth
Room 217, Insalaco Hall. Feb. 23,
daylong activities led by Chick Wood-
ard, Ph.D.
Day of H.O.P.E. Dinner and Pre-
sentation: Feb. 23, 5:30 p.m., McGo-
wan Room. Reservations required,
call 674.1483, e-mail bnowalis@miser-
icordia.edu.
Black History Month Film Series:
Feb. 28, 8:30 p.m., Catherine Evans
McGowan Room, Mary Kintz Bevevino
Library, For Colored Girls.
Mohegan Sun at Pocono
Downs (1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.)
Signings & Sightings Presents Alex
McCord of The Real Housewives of
New York: Feb. 24, 8 p.m., Sky
Bridge.
Mount Airy Casino Resort
(44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono).
Ramona Singer Meet-and-Greet:
March 31, 6-8 p.m., Gypsies. $20. Of
The Real Housewives of New York
City. First 250 get autographed
Ramona Pinot Grigio. Tasting table.
Info: mountairycasino.com,
866.468.7619.
Nite at the Races Feb. 25, doors
6 p.m., post time 7 p.m., St. Leos/
Holy Rosary Church (33 Manhattan
St., Ashley). $5, includes food, bever-
age. For info call 570.825.6669.
The Osterhout Free Library
events (71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-
Barre, www.osterhout.info,
570.821.1959)
Open Computer Lab: Mon./Wed.,
5-8 p.m.; Sat., 1-4 p.m.
Knit and Crochet Group: March 3,
17, 31, 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Learn to Blog: March 5, 3:30-4:30
p.m. WordPress.
Penn State Wilkes-Barre
events:
Information Science and Tech-
nology Open House: Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m.
Advanced registration required, call
570.675.9238, e-mail wbadmis-
sions@psu.edu, visit wb.psu.edu/
admissions. Info: 570.675.9269,
rrybicki@psu.edu.
Safe Haven Dog Rescue
(www.SafeHavenPa.org, Safe-
Haven@epix.net)
2012 Safe Haven Calendar avail-
able. Send check, $16/each calendar,
plus S& H charge of $2/1, $3/2, $4/3,
$5/4 or more to: Safe Haven Calen-
dar, RR1, Box 289-A, Effort, PA 18330.
Proceeds help SH rescue, care for
dogs from overcrowded and high kill
shelters.
Adoption Day: March 18, 11 a.m.-3
p.m., Tractor Supply (Route 209,
Brodheadsville). Dogs available to
meet and get to know. Pre-adoption
application with references, home
visit required prior to adoption.
Shickshinny First United
Methodist Church
Homemade peanut butter, coconut
Easter eggs, milk/dark chocolate:
through April 4. $.85 each, call
570.542.7077 or 542.7149 to order.
Slovak Heritage Society of
NEPA events:
Ethnic Dinner: March 4, 2-5 p.m.,
St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, King-
ston. Take outs, 1:30 p.m. $12, benefits
scholarship fund. Holupky, pirohy,
kielbasa. To reserve, call
570.779.1694.
Spay/Neuter Discounts
Available for Pitbulls during
Feb. Females: $75. Males: $50. Call
570.994.5846 to schedule. Sponsored
by Eastern Pennsylvania Animal
Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic. Dog/cat
food to anyone who needs it. Stop by
EPAA office, back of Rainbow Plaza,
Rt. 209, Brodheadsville.
St. Clare Church (2301 N. Wash-
ington Ave., Scranton)
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school Moms: March 10, mass, ad-
oration, talk by Fr. Eric Bergman,
lunch, demonstrations. To register,
e-mail mhgargoyle@gmail.com.

St. Faustinas Spaghetti


Dinner Feb. 26, 11:30-3 p.m., Fausti-
nas Catholic Church alternate site
(lower level, St Marys gym, 1030
Hanover St., Nanticoke). $8, includes
spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad,
dessert, drink. Call 570.417.3878,
735.4833.
St. Faustina Kowalskas
Parish Annual Chinese Auc-
tion Fundraiser March 18, doors
10 a.m., drawings 1 p.m., St. Stanislaus
gym (W. Church St., Nanticoke). To
bid, $5/sheet, 25 individual tickets.
100+ baskets. Benefits Youth Group
activities. Info: 570.735. 4833.
St. Michaels Church (corner of
Church/Winter Sts., Old Forge,
570.457.2875)
Manhattan Clam Chowder / Home-
made Bread Sale: March 9, pick up 1-5
p.m., church hall. $6/quart, $5/loaf,
order by March 4. Info: 570.562.1434,
457.9280 or church hall.
St. Michaels Ukrainian Or-
thodox Church (540 N. Main
Ave., Scranton, 570.343.7165)
Pierogi Sale every Fri., 11 a.m.-5
p.m.
St. Pattys Day Dance March
17, 5-9 p.m., The Regal Room. $20,
cash bar. Joe Stankey and the Ca-
dets. All-you-can-eat buffet, ham and
cabbage, dessert. Info: 570.489.1901.
St. Peters Church (Tunk-
hannock)
Lenten Soup Suppers and Taize
Services: Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28,
April 4, 6 p.m. supper, 6:30 p.m.
service. Ash Wednesday service, Feb.
22, 7 p.m. May bring meatless soup
or loaf of bread to share. Info:
570.836.2233.
St. Thomas More Society (St.
Clare Church, 2301 N. Washington
Ave., Scranton, 570.343.0634, sttho-
masmoresociety.org)
Guardian of the Redeemer Fellow-
ship: First, third Mon. of month for
men interested in adult discussion of
Catholic faith.
YOUCAT Teen Group welcomes
post-Confirmation youth from all
parishes for discussion of Theology
of the Body for Teens. Meets first,
third Thurs. of month, 5:30 p.m.
Sugarloaf Fire Co., Inc. An-
nual Toy Show Feb. 25, 95 West
County Road, Sybertsville. Info:
rmarchet@ptd.net.
Sugar Notch Fire and Hose
Co. 1 (233 Freed St., Sugar Notch)
Lent Fry: March 2, 30, 4-8 p.m. Call
570.829.0280.
Unity: A Center for Spiritual
Living (140 South Grant St., Wilkes-
Barre, 570.824.7722)
A Course in Miracles / Holistic
Fitness-Yoga Sessions: Tues., 6:30-
8:30 p.m.
Meditation Chakra Clearing
Deeksha: 2nd, 4th Mon., 7-8:30 p.m.
$8. Oneness meditation, chakra
clearing/energization, transfer of
Divine Energy. Welcome beginning,
experienced meditators, all paths.
Info: 587.0967, ernie@divinejoymi-
nistry.com.
The University of Scranton
events:
Healthy Heart Fair at The Mall at
Steamtown: Feb. 25, 1-3 p.m., second
floor. Free blood pressure readings,
body fat analysis, massages, educa-
tional games, more. Call 570.941.5841,
cutrufellop2@scranton.edu.
Entrepreneurship Panel Discus-
sion: The Marcellus Shale- Fabulous
Opportunities for Small Businesses
and Entrepreneurs: March 1, 7 p.m.,
McIlhenny Ballroom, DeNaples Cen-
ter. Free. Call 570.941.7401.
Schemel Forum Courses, $60/
person, $100/couple. To register,
contact 570.941.7816, fetskok2@scran-
ton.edu:
Im a Big Liar: The Films of
Federico Fellini: Mon., through
March 12. Film viewing, 5:30-7 p.m.;
discussion, 7-8:30 p.m., Pearn Audi-
torium, Brennan Hall.
Occupy the Political Economy:
The Financial Crisis and the Amer-
ican Future: Wed., through March 21,
6-7:15 p.m., Weinberg Memorial Li-
brary. No class March 14.
Valley Lodge No. 499 In-
ternational Buffet March 10, 4-7
p.m., Wyoming Lodge (821 Wyoming
Ave., Wyoming). Ethnic dishes, des-
serts. $7/adults, $3.50/under 12. Info:
lodge499.com.
Waggin Tails Pet Rescue
(WagginTailsRescue.com, informa-
tion@waggintailsrescue.com,
570.992.4185)
Calendars/Liz Tech pins for sale.
Calendar, $15. Liz Tech pins named
Chance in honor of dog still look-
ing for home, $44. Help offset costs
of shelter heating, animal surgeries.
To buy, contact 570.561.1412, wendy-
lynnmiller@hotmail.com, or go to Liz
Tech Gallery, East Stroudsburg for
pin.
Waverly Community House
(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly,
570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org)
events:
Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed.,
7:15 p.m., Comm auditorium. Basic &
advanced ballroom, swing. $15/per-
son. For info, call Vince Brust at
489.3111.
2nd Annual Pinewood Derby/Cub
Scouts of Troop No. 152: Feb. 25, 11
a.m. Scouting meetings Mon., Thurs.,
6-7 p.m.
Red Cross Blood Drive to Honor 2
Area Moms: March 3, noon-4:30 p.m.
Wayne-Lackawanna Forest
Landowners
Program on giving woodland trees
room to grow: Feb. 25, 1:30 p.m.,
Browndale, near Forest City. Signs
will be posted showing the way. Free,
refreshments. Discussions, demon-
strations of crown-thinning harvest.
Info: 570.729.7683.
Wilkes-Barre Vipers Semi-
Pro Football (For schedule, visit
gefootball.com)
Field Day: March 3, noon-3 p.m.
Public invited to bring kids to play
on field with football players.
Wilkes University (84 W. South
St, Wilkes-Barre, 1.800.Wilkes.U)
Networking Mixer: Feb. 23, 6-7
p.m., Henry Student Center. RSVP:
570.408.4134, wilkes.edu/alumni.
Reclaiming the American Dream:
Getting Back Our Entrepreneurial
Spirit: Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., Stark
Learning Center 101. Free, open to
public.
Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series: Free
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship:
Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Linda Rottenberg,
co-founder of Endeavor.
WVIA (655.2808,
www.wvia.org, studio off Rt.
315, Pittston) events:
Simply Grand Concert: March 4, 3
p.m., Sordoni High Definition Theater.
Cellist Alberto Parrini, pianist Fabio
Parrini perform pieces by Mendels-
sohn, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak. Seating
free, but limited. To reserve, call
570.655.2808, visit wviatv.org/hi-
deftheaterentry.
Wyoming County Chamber
Of Commerce
March Educational Luncheon:
March 14, The Fireplace Restaurant.
Free/members (1/business), $10/non-
members. To reserve, call
570.836.7755, e-mail Rob-
in@wyccc.com. Featuring Southwest-
ern Energy Company.
HISTORY
The Houdini Museum (1433 N.
Main Ave., Scranton)
Every weekend by reservation. Open
1 p.m., closes 4 p.m. Also available
weekdays for school groups, bus,
hotel groups.
Ghost Tours: Scheduled daily, 7
p.m., reservations required. Secret
time/meeting place divulged upon
reservation, call 570.383.1821.$20/
adults, $15/11 and under. Rain or shine,
52 weeks/year. Daytime walks also
available on limited basis. Private
tours can be arranged for groups.
Luzerne County Historical
Society (49 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-
Barre, 570.823.6244, lchs@epix.net)
2nd Annual Stars of the Valley ft.
Life and Work of Ham Fisher: Feb.
29, 6 p.m., dinner at Westmoreland
Club, $75 person $65 LCHS members,
$50 students with ID. $100 patron,
$250 benefactor, $500 sponsor
(listing in program). RSVP by Feb. 24.
Pennsylvanias Anthracite
Heritage Museum (McDade
Park, Scranton: 570.963.4804,
www.phmc.state.pa.ust) Open year
round, Tues.-Sat. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
and Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Charter Day: March 11, noon-5 p.m.
Free admission, except to museums
main, temporary exhibits. 2 p.m.,
auditorium, Karol Weaver presents
Neighborhood Women: Medical
Caregivers in the Anthracite Region.
LEARNING
Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai Chi
Center, Wilkes-Barre: 570.829.2707)
Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30
p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art
open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed.,
6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theo-
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Full house
World Series of Poker winner Cyndy Violette will appear Sat-
urday, Feb. 25 at Mount Airy Casino Resort (44 Woodland Rd.,
Mount Pocono) for a dedication ceremony to introduce its new
poker room.
Located on the casinos second floor, the new poker room fea-
tures 11 tables and its own bar and cash cage.
The dedication ceremony begins at 1:45 p.m., followed by a
tournament from 2-4 p.m. Finalists from the days event, along
with winners from the venues January and February Friday
Poker Tournaments, will then have a chance to play against
Violette. A 21-and-over meet and greet with Violette will be at
5:30 p.m. and will be open to the public. For more info, call
877.682.4791 or visit mountairycasino.com.
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hough he now makes his
living playing bass for
Jason Mraz, Jai Dillons
first love was not a musical
instrument. It was a skateboard.
I loved it. I had a vertical
ramp in my backyard. I was all
about that, but I blew my knee
out skateboarding on a half-
pipe, without wearing pads,
Dillon explained. Then I blew
it out again, and the second
time I blew it, I broke it pretty
bad actually. I really thought I
was going to be a professional
skateboarder.
Apparently not learning his
lesson, when Dillon finally
healed up, he decided to give
the extreme-sports lifestyle one
more go and promptly racked
up a third blown knee for his
troubles.
The first time I fell, I went
down right on my knee, and I
knew it. I was like Thats it,
Im done. Id been playing
bass for a year at that point,
but thats when I finally started
getting serious about it.
Dillon, a former Pocono
Mountain native, will be return-
ing to NEPA on Friday, Feb.
24 as a special musical guest
for a performance at Bart &
Urbys in Wilkes-Barre by local
singer/songwriter Larry George.
Philadelphia-based hip-hop act
Loyal a.k.a. Reality Music and
drummer Tommy Wynder of
M80 will also perform.
The lineup may seem a bit
eclectic, but that works just
fine for Dillon.
I really love to play r&b,
reggae and funk, he said. But
even in straight-up pop music
and, right now Im learning to
play a rock song, theres cer-
tain mechanisms, certain har-
monic devices that they all use
that Im attracted to. The ear-
candy side of it, Im into that.
Its that diversity of taste and
inherent adaptability that has
led the 35-year-old Dillon to
have as long and varied a ca-
reer as hes had since trading
in his board n ramp for a
bass n amp so many years
ago. Not only has Dillon be-
come Mrazs go-to touring
bassist, recently appearing on
the musicians 2010 live EP
Life is Good, Dillons also
had the opportunity to play
with the likes of jazz-fusion
guitarist Marlon McClain and
the ska-punk Brits in The En-
glish Beat.
In his downtime, Dillon dab-
bles in everything from disco
tunes and Motown classics to
lounge-lizard oldies and mod-
ern-day dance-pop hits as part
of the cover band Sauce in his
current hometown of Austin,
Texas. He also produces and
plays guitar. With his ability to
breeze in and out of different
styles and collaborative projects
with ease, Dillon spoke of the
overall musical community with
a warm sense of almost fam-
ilial closeness.
Indeed, it is that kind of
friendly familiarity which pre-
cipitated the collaboration be-
tween Dillon and George in the
first place. Georges manager,
Jimmy van Horn, has been a
friend of Dillons
since elementary
school, to the
point where
Dillon de-
scribes him as being like a
brother. It was van Horn who
introduced the kindred musi-
cians, whose partnership wont
be just ending after the show
at Bart & Urbys.
After the show, were head-
ing back here to Texas, and
were going to be recording an
album for him. Ill be produc-
ing on it, playing bass on it
and playing guitar, Dillon said.
Im always about making new
stuff, working with new artists
who are trying to get to the
next level, people who are
willing to really work. And
Larrys stuff is great. I love it.
Im really looking forward to
this album. W
An eclectic night
of music
By Bill Thomas
Weekender Correspondent
Jai Dillon will perform with Larry George at Bart &
Urbys Friday, Feb. 24.
Larry George w/ Jai Dillon,
Loyal a.k.a. Reality Music and
Tommy Wynder of M80, Friday,
Feb. 24, 9 p.m., Bart & Urbys
(119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre).
Ages 21+. Info: 570.970.9570.
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ries, concepts, applications. Sport
fighting concepts explained, prac-
ticed.
Art Classes at the Georgia-
na Cray Bart Studio (123 Brader
Dr., Wilkes-Barre, 570.947.8387,
gcraybart-artworks.com)
Adult (Ages 13+): Mon., noon-4 p.m.
(3 hrs painting, 1 hr group critique),
$30/class payable monthly. Wed., 6-9
p.m. (student chooses length of
time), $15/1 hr, $18/1 1/2 hrs, $20/2 hrs,
$25/2 1/2 hrs, $30/3 hrs, per class
payable monthly.
Children: Ages 9-12, Mon., 4:30-5:30
p.m., $15/class payable monthly. Ages
13+, Wed., 6-9 p.m., joins adult class,
individuals select amount of time to
participate. Portfolio prep instruction
available for college bound students.
Private lessons available.
Art SEEN Pittston (71 Main St.,
Pittston, 570.970.2787, artsyouni-
verse.com)
Workshops:
Hoop It Up: Feb. 22, 6:30-8 p.m.
$10/person.
Aikido of Scranton, Inc. (1627
N. Main Ave., Scranton, 570.963.0500)
Self-Defense Class taught by
Aikido Master Ven Sensei, every Mon.
& Wed., 7-9 p.m. $10.
Traditional Weapons Class, Thurs.,
7-9 p.m. $10.
Ballroom Dancing Class
Thurs., 6-7 p.m., Mid-Valley Senior
Center, Jessup. $3/class. Taught by
certified members of Dance Educa-
tors of America Joanne and Ed
Samborski. Foxtrot, waltz, swing,
rumba, tango, samba, hustle, more.
Call 570.489.4415.
Bridge. Beginning or Intermediate
Lessons, playing time for regular
games and tournaments. Jewish
Community Center (River Street,
Wilkes-Barre). Call Rick Evans at
570.824.4646 or Rev. Ken McCrea at
570.823.5957.
Carbondale Chiropractic
Center (267 Brooklyn St.,
570.282.1240, www.carbondalechi-
ropractic.com).
Run with Doc: Sun. 9-10 a.m. at
Lake Scranton. Jog around Lake
Scranton with Dr. Andrew Rivera.
Visit Website for info.
Dankos Core Wrestling
Strength Training Camp
(DankosAllAmericanFitness.com)
Four sessions/week, features two
clinics, two core strength. 4 ses-
sions/week. Increase power, speed,
agility. Group discounts, coaches,
teams, clubs, free stuff. Visit website
or call Larry Danko at 570.825.5989
for info.
Downtown Arts at Arts
YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin St.,
Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787, www.art-
syouniverse.com)
Kids Craft Hour with Liz Revit: Sat.,
10:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. Make jewelry, paper
mache, more. $15, includes supplies.
For info or to register, call 817.0176.
Traditional Egyptian Belly Dance:
Wed., beginners 6-7 p.m.; intermedi-
ate 7-8 p.m. intermediate. $10. Call
343.2033 for info.
Tribal Fusion Dance: Thurs., begin-
ners 6-7 p.m.; intermediate 7-8 p.m.
$10. Call 836.7399 for info.
Cabaret with Helena: Sat., 4:30
p.m. Pre-registration required. Call
553.2117 for info.
African Dance: Wed. & Sun., 1 p.m.
Traditional African moves with jazz
and hip-hop. $10, registration re-
quired, call 212.9644 or visit hipbody-
soul.com for info.
Everhart Museum (1901 Mulber-
ry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,
www.everhart-museum.org)
Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m.
Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-
registration required, groups wel-
come. For info, to register, call or
e-mail education@everhart-mu-
seum.org.
everhART 101: Feb. 25, March 3, 10
a.m.-noon. Grades 5-8 (ages 9-13).
Contemporary digital photography. 4
sessions, $16/members, $20/non-
members. Pre-registration required,
call or e-mail general.informa-
tion@everhart-museum.org.
Guitar & Bass Lessons avail-
able from Fox Studios (11 Rhine Creek
Rd., Drums) Mon.-Thurs. 1-10 p.m. $16
per hour. All ages, all styles of music,
all levels. Call 570.788.4797 for info.
Hazleton Art League (225 E.
Broad St., Hazleton, 570.454.0092,
Hazletonsartleague.org)
Figure Drawing Class: March 12-
April 30, Mon., 4-7 p.m. Call
570.453.1337 for info.
Kiss Theatre Company (58
Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre,
570.829.1901, kisstheatre.org)
Spring/Summer 2012 workshops:
Footloose: Tues., Sun., 6-8:30 p.m.,
starts March 4. Ages 12-18. Perform-
ances in June. $300, $50 admin fee.
Kwonkodo Lessons by reser-
vation at The Hapkido Teakwondo
Institute (210 Division St., Kingston).
$40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for
info.
NEPA Bonsai Society (Midway
Garden Center, 1865 Hwy. 315, Pitt-
ston, 570.654.6194, www.mys-
pace.com/nepabonsai).
Monthly meeting last Wed., 7 p.m.
Features business sessions, demon-
strations/programs/workshops.
Phoenix Performing Arts
Centre (409-411 Main St., Duryea,
570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb-
.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com)
Dimensions in Dance w/ Lee La-
Chette: Jazz, tap, ballet for adults &
kids. $10/hour, $5/second class.
E-mail or call 991.1817.
Vocal lessons w/ Joelle Colombo
Witner: Wed., Sun. E-mail or call
991.1817.
Pocono Arts Council (18 N.
Seventh St., Stroudsburg.
570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)
Ongoing Adult Classes
Oil Painting: Feb. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
$72/members, $80/non-members,
$60/seniors. Materials list provided.
Acrylic Painting: Feb. 27, 9:30
a.m.-12:30 p.m. $110/member, $120/
non-members, $90/seniors. Materials
list provided.
Adult Classes
Basic Drawing: Feb. 22, March 7, 14,
21, 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $72/members,
$80/non-members, $60/seniors.
Materials list.
Watercolor Painting: Feb. 27,
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. No
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$72/member, $80/non-member,
$60/seniors. Materials list.
Shaolin White Crane Fist
(Wyoming)
Teaching traditional Chinese martial
arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing
Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan,
Qigong-Energy work, Shauijiao-
Chinese Wrestling, more. $35/week,
first week free. Three levels of train-
ing, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike
DiMeglio 570.371.8898.
Southside Senior Center (425
Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)
Language Partnership English &
Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free,
open to all. For info, call 346.0759.
Ehrhardts bus trip, tribute to
Grand Ole Opry: April 10, leaves
Center 9:15 a.m., departs Ehrhardts
3:45 p.m. $55, includes family style
lunch.
St. Josephs School classes
(1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton,
570.963.0500):
Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs.,
7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques
using cane, club, short stick, wooden
sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn
history principles, practical use. No
prior martial arts experience. $10/
class.
Womens Self-Defense Class: Sat.,
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense tech-
niques to protect from variety of
attacks. No prior martial arts experi-
ence. Wear loose fitting clothes.
$10/class.
World Class Boxing (239
Schuyler Ave., Kingston,
www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061)
Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Boot-
camp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact program
Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing
programs, striking for MMA & compe-
tition training, womens-only kick-
boxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.
Wyoming Valley Art League
Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/
hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992
for info.
MIND AND BODY
Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin
St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787,
www.artsyouniverse.com)
Studio J, 2nd floor
Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff,
Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5
Childrens Meditation: Thurs., 6-7
p.m. Ages 9-14, $5
Tarot Card Readings, by appoint-
ment. $20 first half hour, $10 addi-
tional half hours.
Aura OmYoga Studio (10 W.
Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre)
Yoga For The Vocalist: Feb. 25, 2-4
p.m. Presented by the studio and
Katrina Lykes Voice Studio for sing-
ers/public speakers to free the voice,
combat vocal fatigue and alleviate
stage fright. $20 advance, $25 at
door. Contact katrina@katrina-
lykes.com or 347.239.4191 for info.
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.
Bellas Yoga Studio (650 Boule-
vard Ave., Dickson City,
570.307.5000, www.bellasyoga.com,
info@bellasyoga.com)
All workshops $15, pre-registration
suggested.
Sun. Class: 10-11:15 a.m. Features
Alternating Vinyasa style yoga w/
yoga fusion.
Club Fit (1 West Broad St., Hazle-
ton, 570.497.4700, www.clubfithazle-
ton.com)
Boxing classes w/ Rich Pastorella
(pastorella.net26.net). Mon., 7-8 p.m.
$40/month.
Dietrich Theater, Tunkhan-
nock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock:
570.996.1500)
Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m.
Series 2: Feb. 22-March 28. $60/
series of 6 consecutive classes,
$15/class. Bring mat or beach towel.
Endless Mt. Zendo (104 Hollow
Rd., Stillwater, 570.925.5077,
www.endlessmountainzendo.org)
Zen Meditation Gathering: Feb. 26,
8:30-10:30 a.m. Tea after. Arrival
pre-sit 30 min. prior. Public welcome.
Open donation. Vegetarian snack
welcome, not required. Rinzai Zen
tradition. Zazen meditation/ begin-
ners instruction, chanting, walking
meditation, Zen talk. Wear loose
clothing, solid neutral colors. To
attend, call, e-mail endless@epix.net.
Goddess Creations Shop &
Gallery (214 Depot St., Clarks Sum-
mit, 570.575.8649, info@goddess-
creations.net)
Tarot Card Readings by Rev.
Whitney Mulqueen by appointment.
Call.
Tarot Readings: Thurs., 6-9:30 p.m.
at Montrose Inn, Restaurant & Tavern
(26 S. Main St., Montrose). $25 for
15-20 min.
Monthly astrology workshop with
Holly Avila: first Sun., $45. Call.
Harris Conservatory for the
Arts (545 Charles St. Luzerne,
718.0673)
Cardio Kickboxing: Wed., 7-8 p.m.;
Sat., 9-10 a.m. $5/class. Call for info.
Hoop Fitness Techniques: Mon.,
7:30-8:30 p.m. $5/class. Call for info.
Jeet Kune Do Fighting Con-
cepts Teaches theories of move-
ment in Martial Arts. $100/month. Call
instructor Mike DiMeglio for info,
570.371.8898.
Leverage Fitness Studio (900
Rutter Ave., Forty Fort, 570.338.2386,
www.leveragetrainingstudio.com)
Morning Wake-Up Workout: Full
body metabolic, Mon., Wed., Fri.,
7-7:45 a.m.
Primal Scream Classes: Tues.,
Thurs. 7-8 p.m.
Inferno: High Intensity Interval
Training: Sat., 10 a.m.
All classes free to members, $10
non-members.
MaximumHealth and Fit-
ness (310 Market St., Kingston,
570.283.2804)
Ab Lab with Amy: Sat., 8:30 a.m.;
Mon., 7:30 p.m. Call for info.
Melt Hot Yoga (#16 Gateway
Shopping Center, Edwardsville,
570.287.3400, melthotyogastu-
dio.com)
Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. (90
minutes)
Tues., Thurs., 4 p.m. (one hour)
Sat., Sun., 9 a.m., 3 p.m. (90 min-
utes)
Motivations Fitness Center
(112 Prospect St., Dunmore.
570.341.7665)
Sandstorm Fitness with Rachel
Kali Dare: Learn various techniques
and shed pounds. Call for info.
Open Your Eyes To Dream
(143 W. Main St., Bloomsburg,
570.239.7520, www.oyetd.com)
Open-Eyed Yoga. Call 394.2251 or
go online for current updates/cancel-
lations. E-mail: yoga@oyetd.com
Beginner Vinyasa: Mon., 5:30-6:30
p.m.
Level II Vinyasa: Mon., 7-8:30 p.m.
Mixed Level Vinyasa: Tues., 9-10:30
a.m., Wed., 6:30-7:45 p.m.
Mats & props available. Student/
package discounts available. Bring
friend to first class, get two for price
of one.
Pocono Yoga & Meditation
Classes (570.472.3272, www.Poco-
noYoga.com) Classes with Suzi,
certified yoga instructor
Gentle Yoga: Thurs., 6:30 p.m., East
Mountain Apartments. Free to resi-
dents.
Private Yoga Instruction: Only by
appointment. $35 per hour. Call.
Private Meditation Instruction:
Only by appointment. $35 per hour.
Call.
Reiki Classes (570.387.6157,
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Style files
By Rachel A. Pugh
Weekender General Manager
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ts happening this weekend. My
pajama drawer is getting a full-
blown clean out as Im condent
I still have some PJs buried in
there from my college days. This
realization got me asking myself the
question, What is your pajama style?
Surely the smorgasbord of sleepwear
cant dene how I wish to count sheep
each night. If thats the case, then Im
faced with calling myself a sleeping
hobo as Im hard pressed to nd more
than two or three honest-to-goodness
matching sets of pajamas. My wardrobe
is incomplete as my sleepwear is
indeed dated and, embarrassingly, not a
collection an adult should be proud of.
This shameful acceptance then got me
asking myself, What do you wear to bed
at night? I realized I actually rarely even
go to that pajama drawer. I am clothed
when I pass out each night, so seriously,
whats the deal? And then it hit me
like a bag of lonely mismatched socks:
My sleepwear is chaotic. Its a mess.
Its not even sleepwear. I cant believe
Ive succumbed to such nonsense. The
truth is I am wearing nothing more than
comfy clothes to bed! Yep, whatever
lounge wear I creep into when I know
Im ofcially in for the evening is the
same attire I am wearing while crawling
Pillow talk
into bed each night. Ridiculous. This is
ludicrous. Change is a must.
Is it crazy to say that I believe I
actually get a better nights rest when
I am appropriately dressed for the
occasion? Lets face it. The walk-of-
shame girl never looks like she got a
solid 8. And the adults who still wear
cartoon pants never really know when
theyre actually up as they continue to
wear that outt shopping for groceries or
pumping gas. Could it be that sleepwear
is designed with good intentions? Except
of course for slinky lingerie we all
know that is not made for sleeping at all
but rather serves as temporary irtatious
fashion with often a few hours shelf life.
I digress.
Thankfully, I am proud to say I dont
merely throw on an oversized T-shirt
and hit the sheets. My pants and top
always match. Always. But falling to
sleep in clothes that look more like an
outt appropriate for doing house chores
or wearing when the pizza delivery guy
arrives just doesnt seem right. This
girl is all grown up and more feminine
pajamas, actually classied as sleepwear,
will be in the very near future. I think
the time has come to grow up, buy some
pajamas tted for an adult and call it a
night. W
Victorias Secret
Cotton Mayfair slip.
The Afterhours Satin pajama
Feminine sleepwear is a must for getting proper rest.
Modal ruched T with
matching ftted pants
from the Gap.
The Gaps Modal
lace trim gown.
Modal lace trim romper
from the Gap.
Calvin Kleins Essential
long-sleeve nightshirt
Racerback pajama set
from Victorias Secret.
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reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with
Sue Yarnes:
Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our
locations or your home. Hospital
endorsed, training for professional
Usui Reiki teacher certification
available. Call or e-mail for info.
Sandy Seyler Studio (House of
Nutrition, 2nd floor, 50 Main St.,
Luzerne, 570.288.1785, SandySeyl-
er.com)
Chakra Yoga Workshop: Feb. 26,
2-5 p.m. Yoga postures to clear and
balance the chakras, energy and
sound healing to balance and ener-
gize chakras. $40.
Feb. Schedule
Yoga: Mon., 6:30 p.m.; Wed., 10:30
a.m.; Thurs., 7:15 p.m.; Sat. 9:30 a.m.
Multi-level, beginners and intermedi-
ate. Hatha Yoga postures, Pranayam,
deep relaxation. $11. Check web calen-
dar for weather cancellations.
Meditation: Mon., 10:30 a.m., Thurs.,
6 p.m. Pranayam/mantra meditation.
No experience necessary. $11. Check
web calendar for weather cancella-
tions.
Sheri Pilates Studio (703
Market St., Kingston, 570.331.0531)
Beginner mat class: Tues., 5 p.m.
$50/10 classes.
Equipment classes on reformer
and tower: $150/10 classes.
Private training available on
reformer, cadillac, stability chair,
ladder barrel, cardiolates on reboun-
der.
Call studio for additional mat class/
equipment class schedule, all classes
taught by certified instructors.
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.; Car-
dio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m.
Wed.: Slow Flow 5:30 p.m.; Core
Yoga 6:30 p.m.
Thurs.: All Levels Vinyasa 5:30
p.m.; Cardio Kickboxing 7:30 p.m.
Fri.: Community Ballroom (call for
registration details)
Sat.: Prenatal Yoga 9:30 a.m.;
Essential Yoga All Levels 11 a.m.
Sun.: Slow Flow 11 a.m.
Tarot Readings every Sun., 11
a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shambala, Scranton,
located at Mall At Steamtown, first
floor outside Bonton. By Whitney
Mulqueen. Walk-ins welcome. Info:
570.575.8649, 344.4385, find Sham-
bala on Facebook.
Waering Stained Glass Stu-
dio (336 N. Washington St., Wilkes-
Barre).
Tarot Card Readings: $50/first half
hour, $10 additional. Appointment
only. Call 570.417.5020.
White Dragon Internal
Strength Chi Kung (330 Sandra
Dr., Jefferson Twp & Scranton,
570.906.9771) Tai chi, yoga, med-
itation, chi kung, white lotus, pai lum,
flowing water, inner tiger. Beginners-
advanced. Mon.-Fri., open 6 a.m.-10
p.m. Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun 9 a.m.-5
p.m. Private and group. Any ages.
The Yoga Studio (210 Wyoming
Ave., Wyoming, 570.301.7544)
Yoga: Mon., 9:30 a.m., 6:30 p.m.;
Wed., 10:30 a.m.; Thurs., 9:30 a.m.,
6:30 p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m.
Zumba: Tues., 5:30 p.m.; Wed. 9
a.m., 7 p.m.; Fri., 5:30 p.m.
Zumba Fitness Classes
Mon./Wed., 5:15 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., at
TLC Fitness Center (bottom of Mor-
gan Hwy., Scranton). $5/class. Call
570.558.7293 for info.
Adult classes held at Fitwize 4
Kids Tues./Thurs., 7:15, Sun., 11 a.m. on
Keyser Ave. across from Keyser Oak
Shopping Center Call 348.9383 for
info.
OUTSIDE
Lackawanna Audubon Socie-
ty
Bird Walk at Lackawanna State
Park: March 10, 8 a.m., meet at boat
launch parking lot. Info:
570.575.5293.
Lackawanna State Park (To
register go to www.visitPAparks.com,
click calendar of events, then Lacka-
wanna)
Basic Boating Course: March 6, 8,
5:30-9:30 p.m. With PA Fish and Boat
Commission. Free, must pre-register,
attend both sessions. Call
570.945.7110 or go online to register.
May apply for Boating Safety Educa-
tion Certificate, $10. Info: fishand-
boat.com.
Nescopeck State Park (1137
Honey Hole Rd., Drums,
570.403.2006) All events free, unless
noted otherwise. Reservations re-
quired.
Snowshoe Days Free Loaner
Program: through Feb. Call for info.
Junior Bird Club: Middle Creek
Waterfowl: March 3, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
One-time $5 fee new members.
Registration required, call.
Adult Learning Series: Mammal
Identification: March 3, 6-8 p.m.
Limited to adults ages 17+. Regis-
tration required, call.
SOCIAL GROUPS
Building Industry Associ-
ation of NEPA (570.287.3331)
Accepting entries for Outdoor
Theme Project from builders, trade
schools, Vo-Techs, Job Corps. For
info, call 570.287.3331.
Carls Beer Tours (CarlsBeer-
Tours.com)
Sleep No More: Feb. 25 to McKit-
trick Hotel (530 W. 27th St., New
York). Space was reinvented to
present Shakespeares Scottish
tragedy and allow audiences to
move freely at this unique theatrical
experience. Features three hours of
shopping, etc. prior. $150 with college
ID. $165 after. Bus leaves Bart &
Urbys (119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre) 1
p.m. Call Carl 570.709.1678 for info/
reservations.
Food Addicts Anonymous
Meetings (St. Vincent DePaul
Church, Scranton: 570.344.7866)
Meetings every Fri. night, 8 p.m.
Nar-Anon Family Group
Meetings Sun. 7 p.m. Clear Brook
Bldg. (rear), Forty Fort; Wed., 7 p.m.
United Methodist Church, Mountain-
top. 570.288.9892.
Narcotic Anonymous Meet-
ings every Tues. at 7 p.m., down-
stairs in the Methodist Education
Building, located off Courthouse
Square, on the corner of Marion and
Warren Street in Tunkhannock. There
are no fees or dues. Newcomers
always welcome.
The NEPA Rainbow Alliance
(www.gaynepa.com)
As part of the NEPA SafeZone
Project, NEPA RA is creating an It
Gets Better video. Video features
local representatives from the LGBT
community, allies and more offering
words of encouragement. To be a
sponsor, e-mail itgetsbetter@gayne-
pa.com; to be in the video, visit
gaynepa.com for details/application.
Suicide Bereavement Sup-
port Group First/Third Thurs.
every month, 7 p.m., at Catholic
Social Services (33 E. Northampton
St., Wilkes-Barre). Call 570.822.7118
ext. 307 for info.
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Re-
solve Infertility Peer Sup-
port Group: Last Sun. of month,
6:30-8 p.m., Kistler Learning Center
at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Contact
Jennifer for info, 610.393.8098. W
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Intern
Send your listings to
weekender@theweekender.com,
90 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre,
PA18703 or fax to 570.831.7375
AGENDA, FROM PAGE 42
Green piece
By Jen Stevens
Special to the Weekender
A
s someone who cares
about the environment
and the creatures that
live in it, I have always been
pretty passionate about pro-
tecting it. There are some
things that concern me more
than others. When it comes to
animals, lets just say they
have my full attention. So
there is nothing that makes me
angrier than seeing someone
strolling down the street wear-
ing fur. Wearing fur will turn
my head, but it will also turn
my stomach. The anti-fur cam-
paigns going around lately
have been getting a lot of
buzz, as they should, because
the fur industry is a brutal,
vicious, money-making busi-
ness that cares nothing for the
life of the animals its taking.
Celebrities from Charlize
Theron to Pamela Anderson
are supporting PETAs anti-fur
campaign. These high-profile
stars use their names to speak
out against the torture and
murder of animals for fashion.
PETA has gotten Topshop,
Forever 21 and J. Crew to stop
selling fur items. Martha Stew-
art spoke out in an anti-fur
video she did for PETA.
I used to wear real fur,
Stewart said in the video.
But, like many others, I had a
change of heart when I learned
what actually happens to the
animals. So much violence in
the world seems beyond our
control, but this is one cruelty
we can stop by being informed
consumers.
Last weekend, environmen-
talist and actor Ian Some-
rhalder tweeted in support of
an anti-fur campaign: Fur
sucks Really @ISF_AusSup-
port: Furs: Animals being
killed so you can wear your
new fox coat.
The petition targets individu-
als who wear fur and aims to
get signatures and bring aware-
ness to the fur industry.
So what are the facts? Ac-
cording to PETA, each year
more than 40 million animals
are killed for their fur. Ani-
mals used for fur include fox-
es, minks, rabbits, beavers and
raccoons to name a few. In
order to kill an animal without
damaging their fur, trappers
will often strangle or beat the
animals to death. There are
even fur farms where animals
live in cages about two square
feet with up to four animals
per cage. There is no federal
law that regulates the killing of
animals raised for fur, and it
can take up to 40 animals to
make one single fur coat.
So if you or anyone you
know wears fur, get the facts
and stop supporting such a
terrible industry. To sign the
anti-fur petition visit thepeti-
tionsite.com. W
Anti-fur
stars rally
Charlize Theron and Pamela Anderson are two
celebrities who support PETAs anti-fur campaign.
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Artist:
Erin Jordan,
West Wyoming
See:
Art for sale at
Canteen 900, Forty Forty
and A Psychic Unicorn
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Web:
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Enter your pet for Weekenders
PET OFTHEWEEK
by sending photo, pets name, breed
if applicable, owners name and
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Owner:
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OSCAR
bitch & brag
By Jeff and Amanda of 98.5 KRZ
Special to the Weekender
Amandas Bitch:
Filing taxes is the thing I
hate most about being a grow-
nup. I used Presidents Day as
an opportunity to do my own
taxes mistake No. 1. Its
just not worth it to do it your-
self. Every button I clicked,
every number I entered, all I
did was second guess myself
and question if the figures
were right and if I should/
could be claiming more deduc-
tions.
Ive done them by myself
before, but it feels way more
overcomplicated this year than
ever before. See, I have this
fear of the IRS. A fear that
Ill be audited, and theyll tell
me I did something wrong.
After two hours of attempting
to do my own taxes, I saved
and signed out. Sure, when
they ask you to fill in box
1-11, thats easy enough but
then follows complication! I
cant be the only one that
watches the numbers in the
upper right hand corner on
TurboTax and finds it impos-
sible that the numbers are
accurate. Thats it?
To add insult to injury,
when I finished my first at-
tempt at filing online and
found that the state owed me
a few dollars, they asked me
if I wanted to donate it to a
Pennsylvania Special Fund.
Umm, that I do not. Havent
you taken enough? It sickens
me, really and now I
sound like Jeff. Grownups
complain about taxes. I guess
Im one of them now.
Jeffs Brag:
Imagine this situation: You
wake in bed tonight to discov-
er your house is in flames.
Who do you think is going to
come and put it out? In all
likelihood, itll be a combina-
tion of plumbers, car salesmen,
engineers and other similar
occupations. You see here in
NEPA, most of our communi-
ties cant afford a paid fire
company, and we depend on
volunteers. Think about that, a
large group of men and wom-
en give up their own time
year round for free, training
and practicing and then even
risk their life when duty calls.
In this era of me, me, me, its
really quite astonishing.
Ive known for years about
the tight-knit groups that com-
prise the various fire compa-
nies. Its a collection of people
that form a very tight cam-
araderie that even extends to
social events. For years my DJ
company used to play for a
lot of these groups at their
annual dinner (those boys in
Moscow could really whoop it
up!).
But what really brought all
this to mind was a news re-
port I saw this past weekend
about one volunteer firefighter
in Albrightsville in the Poco-
nos. Dave Vukovic was injured
with multiple fractures fighting
a fire a few weeks ago. Hes
with the Penn Forest Twp. Fire
Company, and they had the
fire boots out at intersections
collecting money for him. The
poor guy has no income for a
few months, plus medical ex-
penses piling up. And all be-
cause he was willing to leap
out of bed in the middle of
the night to go help a neigh-
bor. (Geez, I have to debate
crawling out of my warm bed
to go the bathroom at night!)
So stop and think about the
men and women watching your
back in your community. And
if you feel really inspired, you
can do what I am doing and
send a small contribution to
the Dave Vukovic Fund (Box
125, Albrightsville, PA 18210.)
If nothing else, attend the
next spaghetti dinner or pan-
cake breakfast your local com-
pany serves. And dont worry,
firemen never burn the pan-
cakes! W
Many of the people who don this attire in NEPA are
volunteers who should be thanked.
Its the most annoying time of the year to be a grownup.
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POETIC
Anthology Books (515 Center
St., Scranton, above Outrageous,
570.341.1443, scrantholo-
gy@gmail.com) All events free,
unless otherwise noted.
Book Groups
Scranton Interplanetary Literary
Agency, a classic science fiction
discussion group: 2nd Tues., 6:30
p.m.
Writing Groups
Open writers group: Sat., noon led
by KK Gordon and Leslee Clapp.
Bring piece of original writing to
discuss and critique.
Barnes & Noble Wilkes-
Kings Booksellers (7 S. Main
St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.4700)
Author Signing:
Keith Gilman: Feb. 23, noon. Au-
thor of My Brothers Keeper.
Events/Book Clubs:
Open Mic Night: last Tues. of every
month, 6:30 p.m.
Writers Workgroup: Wyoming
Valley Wordsmiths: first/third Tues.
monthly, 7 p.m.
Childrens Events:
Weekly Sat. morning story time, 11
a.m.-noon.
Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga
St., Tunkhannock: 570.996.1500)
Writers Group Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m.
Celebrates all types of writing styles,
formats. Join anytime. Free. Call to
register.
Wyoming County Reads-One Flew
Over the Cuckoos Nest (Tunkhan-
nock Public Library, free)
Keseys Themes-Liberation, Real-
ity, Reformation: Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Lizza Studios (900 Rutter Ave.,
Suite 10, Forty Fort, 570.991.6611,
betsy@lizzastudios.com)
On display: A private collection of
work by Czech artist Colini.
Osterhout Library (71 S. Fran-
klin St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.821.1959)
Franklin Street Sleuths: Feb. 23,
6:30 p.m.
Licia Gregory Book Signing: Feb.
25, 2 p.m. Author of My Favorite
Girl. Light refreshments.
Just For the record: Feb. 27,
March 26, 6-7:30 p.m. Bring vinyl
records to share and discuss. All
ages welcome.
Pittston Memorial Library
(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565, pitmem-
lib@comcast.net)
Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-noon,
Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+, registration
required. Participants bring their
own crochet hook, yarn. Call, stop to
register.
The Friends Meetings: 4th Thurs.
of month, 7 p.m. New members
always welcome.
University of Scranton
Donations Sought for Weinberg
Memorial Librarys annual spring
book/plant sale. All used titles;
hardcover, paperback, childrens
books, cookbooks, fiction, non-
fiction. Videos, CDs, cassettes, re-
cords, tag sale items. Drop-off boxes
on Monroe Ave. side of Library until
April 25. Info: 570.941.4078.
The Vintage Theater (119 Penn
Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271,
www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com)
Writers critique group: Sat.,
noon-2 p.m. Bring work samples.
Free and open to public, donations
encouraged.
West Pittston Library (200
Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org,
570.654.9847)
Book Club: First Tues., 6:45 p.m.
Free. Informal discussion of mem-
ber-selected books.
Weekly story time for children:
Fri., 1 p.m. Free.
VISUAL
AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna
Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or
Artistsforart.org)
Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5
p.m.
Life Drawing sessions: every
Mon., 7-9 p.m. Contact ted@ted-
michalowski.com for info.
Drawing Socials: Sun., 6-9
p.m. $5 GA, $2 student.
Paul McCrone Retrospec-
tive: through Feb. 24.
ARTSPACE Gallery (18 N. 7th
St., Stroudsburg, artspacegallery.net)
Altered State? Juried Exhibition:
through Feb. 26. 59 works by 43
artists.
ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lacka-
wanna Ave., Scranton. 570.207.1815,
artworksnepa.com)
Gallery hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.,
Sat., 11a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment.
David Bender: through March 29.
Sculptures, drawings.
Camerawork Gallery (Down-
stairs in the Marquis Gallery, Laundry
Building, 515 Center St., Scranton,
570.510.5028. www.camerawork-
gallery.org, rross233@aol.com) Gal-
lery hours Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.;
Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Accepting submissions for new
shows during 2012 & 2013. Photog-
raphy only; all photographic methods
considered. Check out submissions
procedure on website for details.
City Cafe (116 N. Washington Ave.,
Scranton, 570.343.3550)
Ancient Rome and Andy Warhol
Photography by Fran Douaihy: until
April. Explores classic faces of an-
cient Romes marble sculptures and
busts, transforming them into col-
orful pop art.
Everhart Museum(1901 Mulber-
ry St., Scranton, PA, 570.346.7186,
www.everhart-museum.org)
Admission $5 adults; $3 students/
seniors; $2 children 6-12; members
free.
Posing Beauty in African Amer-
ican Culture: through April 1. On
loan from New York Universitys
Tisch School of the Arts.
Beauty is in the Eye
of the Beholder: Stu-
dent Art: through April
1.
Gallery at the Pocono Com-
munity Theater (88 S. Courtland
St., East Stroudsburg, 570.421.3456.
poconocommunitytheater.org)
Journeyman: through Feb. 26.
Work by Ka-son Reeves.
Reflections: through Feb. 26.
Work by Bud LaRosa.
The Alchemist Cookbook: Feb.
26-April 22, gallery 1. Artists recep-
tion March 3, 1-3 p.m. John Kolbek.
Far From the Madding Crowd:
Feb. 26-April 22. Photographer Sher-
wood Samet.
Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland Hall,
University of Scranton, 570.941.4214)
Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri., noon-4 p.m.;
Wed., 6-8 p.m.
Sacred Birch: Paintings by Koval
Grippo: through March 2. Abstract
painting workshops offered, school
and community groups should call to
schedule.
The Linder Gallery at Keys-
tone College (570.945.8335,
keystone.edu/lindergallery)
Photographs by Jennie Barrese:
through March 9. Digital manip-
ulation of photos to produce unusual
composites.
MacDonald Gallery (Miser-
icordia 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.
Winslow
Homer: Woodcut
Prints, and display of
recent paintings by
Pennsylvania artist
Michael Molnar: through
March 4. In conjunction
with Pauly Friedman Art
Gallerys Edward Hopper:
Early Impressions.
Mahady Gallery (Marywood
University, 570.348.6211 x 2428,
marywood.edu/galleries.)
Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.-Fri., 9
a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8
p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Photography on Campus: Feb.
24-March 18. Reception Feb. 24,
4:30-6:30 p.m.
New Visions Studio & Gal-
lery (201 Vine St., Scranton,
www.newvisionstudio.com,
570.878.3970)
Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-6
p.m. and by appointment.
The Examined Life, paintings of
everyday life in different media:
through Feb. 25. Work by Mike Car-
son, John R. Kolbek, Ka-Son Reeves,
Kevin Schappert, Alison Schmidt,
Megan Tucker, Beth Tyrrell.
Pauly Friedman Art Gallery
(Misericordia University,
570.674.6250, misericordia.edu/art)
Gallery Hours: Mon. closed, Tue.-
Thurs. 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-5
p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1-5 p.m. Edward
Hopper: Early Impressions: through
March 4. In conjunction with Mac-
Donald Art Gallerys Winslow Homer:
Woodcut Prints and Michael Mol-
nars work. Collection of Hoppers
early works in charcoal, pen and ink,
pencil and graphite.
Schulman Gallery (2nd floor of
LCCC Campus Center, 1333 S. Pros-
pect St., Nanticoke, www.luzerne.edu/
schulmangallery, 570.740.0727)
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Colors of the Season Exhibit:
through Feb. 23. Features landscape
paintings by Earl W. Lehman, Jack
Puhl, Bill Teitsworth, Brooke Wandall,
Mark T. Malak, Wes Bulla.
Sordoni Art Gallery at
Wilkes University (150 S. River
St., Stark Learning Center)
Gallery hours: Daily, noon-4:30 p.m.
Let Children Be Children: Lewis
Wickes Hines Crusade Against Child
Labor: through March 11. Organized
by George Eastman House.
Suraci Gallery (Marywood Uni-
versity, 570.348.6211 x 2428, mary-
wood.edu/galleries.)
Gallery hours: Mon., Thurs.-Fri., 9
a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.
Michael Mirabito: Lost Voices-A
Remembrance, Poland 1940-1945:
through March 18. Reception Feb. 24,
4:30-6:30 p.m. Photographs, photo
encaustic works explore Auschwitz-
Birkenau and Treblinka World War II
concentration camp sites as they
appear today. Accompanied by
original musical suite by Douglas
Lawrence.
The Vintage Theater (119 Penn
Avenue, Scranton, 570.589.0271,
www.scrantonsvintagetheater.com)
Gallery hours: Wed., 6 p.m.-midnight;
Thurs.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Inside for Details: through Feb.
Visual and performing arts.
Wayne County Arts Alliance
(waynecountyartsalliance.org,
570.253.6850)
Sunday Night Cinema: Reel
Times: Films of History and Imag-
ination, through March 4, 8:15 p.m.,
Cinema 6 Theater (Route 6 Mall,
Honesdale). $5/person. 570.390.4420.
The Burmese Harp: Feb. 26.
Weinberg Memorial Library
(University of Scranton)
Alphabets from the Zaner-Bloser
Collection: through April 5, Heritage
Room. Free during library hours. Call
570.941.6341.
Widmann Gallery (Located in
Kings Colleges Sheehy-Farmer
Campus Center between North Fran-
klin and North Main Streets, Wilkes-
Barre, 570.208.5900, ext. 5328)
Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri. 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Free and open to
the public.
Small Side of Life: through Feb.
23. Scenic landscapes, wildlife, macro
photographs by Crystal Wightman of
Swoyersville. Info: kings.edu, crystal-
wightman.com. W
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Vodofsky
Marlboro, N.J.
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dam Vodofsky knows his way around concert venues.
Responsible for booking and promoting shows at
the Scranton Cultural Center, Crocodile Rock in
Allentown, East Stroudsburg University, Mohegan
Sun Arena and more, Adams love for music doesnt
stop here. He also manages some bands in Northeastern Pa. and is
constantly on the lookout for new music.
Working for SLP Concerts, owned by New Jersey-based Stan
Levinstone, Adam has the opportunity to work closely with national
and up-and-coming acts.
What made you choose your profession? I fell into it,
actually. I always had a love for music, but I originally started
off working as a sponsorship consultant and account supervisor
at a sports-marketing rm based in Bethlehem that specialized in
NASCAR, Formula 1 and other motorsports. I worked with clients
ranging from NOS Energy Drink to Susan G. Komen. When that
company went under due to the economic downturn a few years
ago, I took the experience I had gained and was lucky to quickly
nd another job as a marketing director this time with a focus
on music at a concert venue in NEPA. And ever since then, Ive
been hooked.
Community involvement: The work I do for SLP Concerts has
me promoting shows all over NEPA I also regularly work with
East Stroudsburg University to book and assist in the production
aspects of its campus concerts including the (snow-cancelled)
concert with Gym Class Heroes and The Dirty Heads last fall.
I booked the recently announced Big Sean concert for March, plus
an additional show in April with Breathe Carolina and The Ready
Set. This will be the rst time that ESUs Campus Activities Board
has had two major concert events in one semester. In addition, I
manage some local NEPAbased artists including the new band True
Sons keep an eye out for them!
Hobbies: Rooting for the 1st place New York Rangers, skiing
and, of course, seeing live music.
Claim to fame: I stood next to Wayne Gretzky once. And thats
better than anything else I can think of.
Favorite thing about the area: I love the fact that if youre
smart and play your cards the right way, NEPAis a very viable
market for live music. I think theres a ton of untapped potential
here, and Im working to try and gure out the right way to make
the most of it.
Favorite actor/actress: Hands down, Gary Oldman. His
performance in The Professional is one of the great evil, crazy-
bastard roles of all time.
One thing most people dont know about me: I actually
shot for and had my pictures published by the New York Post when
I was just 17 years old. I was lling in for the papers regular New
York Rangers beat photographer while he was away on vacation.
One thing Ive always wanted to do: Take a ski trip to either
Chile or New Zealand. Or both. In succession.
What I wanted to be when I grew up: Asports broadcaster. I
even originally went to college for broadcast journalism. That lasted
one semester before I switched majors.
Current passion: Discovering new music. I always told myself
when I was younger that Id never get stuck just listening to the stuff
I liked as a teenager, and Ive been true to that cause. Thats not to
say I dont throw some Pearl Jam or Less Than Jake on in between
new tracks from Of Monsters and Men or M83....
Who is...
Marketing director and talent buyer,
SLP Concerts;
artist manager,
The Fleet Agency
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PONTIAC FIERO GT
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This is one of fve Pontiacs that I own,
Reynolds says. I have a Fiero, a Sunfre, a
Bonneville, a Ventura and a Firebird. I guess
you could say Im a collector. My family was
heartbroken when General Motors stopped
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were originally my fathers, I took ownership
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PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)
The way you see the world simply isnt
the way others see the world most of the
time. The negatives you perceive in your
own life in particular are generally not on
anyones radar but yours. So why are you
trying so incredibly hard to get someone
else to see it your way when your way
kind of sucks? They have a happier view
of the situation, so might I suggest that
instead of squandering your energy at-
tempting to get them to agree with your
dismal perspective, why dont you work
on bringing yourself to theirs?
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Cruelty toward animals or other people
(whether through maliciousness, insensi-
tivity or neglect) is something you gener-
ally cant tolerate. I admire that about you.
I know were always urging you to be less
stubborn and more flexible, but heres
someplace where its better if you dont
bend. Rigorously expecting those around
you to be compassionate, patient, giving
and humane is something that will make
everyone better; allowing compromise in
this department is just letting yourself and
others down. Hold the line, and absolutely
require kindness as a prerequisite for
being in your life. If someone cant deliv-
er, dump them.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
Sometimes we do awful things under
the guise of just looking out for you.
Occasionally that means we needlessly
shield someone from the truth of a sit-
uation because we dont want them to be
hurt. Of course, such a plan is usually
shortsighted, only making it worse when
they find out anyway. Other times, we say
were looking out for someone when were
really just spreading gossip or looking out
for ourselves. Truth is generally the best
policy, but this week really try to take
yourself out of the picture (or put yourself
in others shoes in it) and gauge how
much good or harm you could potentially
do before you get involved.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
Being right isnt the virtue you think it
should be. Sometimes, its reason enough
for someone to dislike you provided
youre petty enough to make a stink about
it. I love that youre so smart and able to
accurately assess situations that youre
right as incredibly often as you are. But
unless that traits joined by humility and
tact, itll breed more resentment than
affection. Usually, when youre right, its
OK to gently speak up in time to help
someone prevent a mistake, but after shits
gone down, its best to just keep your
mouth shut about it.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
You love being generous, but sometimes
your generosity is marred by an internal
tally sheet that usually shows you racking
up lots of points, which consequently
makes you feel like the recipients of your
benevolence are mostly selfish ingrates.
Gifts, however, should be freely given, and
while there may be a grain of truth to your
perception (humans are inherently selfish,
by and large), focusing on that wont lead
to anything good. Take pleasure in the
giving, in and of itself. If you receive
something, go ahead and delight in it
as long as you dont feel bad if nothing (or
something less than what you expected) is
all you get.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
Hey, Leo. Consider tact. Yes, the truths
the truth, and I admire your willingness to
just speak up. That takes a certain kind of
wonderful bravery. However, there are
times when your bluntness is completely
unnecessary. It would be awful if you felt
compelled to change the essential nature
of your message; however, wont you
consider editing and improving its deliv-
ery? For example, even if something did
not require careful consideration or didnt
cause you pain or doesnt matter to you at
all, it might still be kinder to pretend it
did, at least a little.
VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)
Saying no is often the kindest thing
you can do. Why, then, do you often have
so much trouble actually doing it? It prob-
ably seems harsh to you, and because
youre a nice, polite, respectful person, it
pains you to ever deny someone some-
thing. However, please acknowledge that
giving into this propensity isnt doing
them, or you, any favors. Even though it
probably feels good right in the moment
(particularly if they gush with gratitude), it
so often leads to hurt feelings and drama
down the line. Those are far worse than if
youd simply said, Sorry, no, right from
the get-go.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)
Sometimes when dealing with irrational
(or crazy) people, it causes us to behave in
ridiculous or insane ways. This is when
your natural responsiveness and sensitivity
is a kind of weakness, because by adapting
to an unreasonable situation you make
yourself into a nut. This is when a reality
check is massively in order if you cant
deliver one to yourself, surely you know
someone who can slap you back to earth.
Then its up to you to gently (and lovingly,
if possible) enforce logical, sane standards
and boundaries and not endow the border-
line crazies in your life with more power
than they should rightfully have.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)
There are lots of different ways for
people to be supportive. Just because
theyre not doing what you want them to
do doesnt necessarily mean they dont
love you or want you to succeed. Try to
appreciate all the great respect and en-
couragement youre already getting rather
than focus on the bits and pieces youre
still not getting. Its certainly OK to ask
for those, but whether you get them or not,
move on. Harping about what more people
could or should do for you is only likely to
get you less in the long run and piss
people off in the short run. Get over it.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)
Im a huge fan of trusting your instincts.
How far you go based on them, though, is
another story. Let them set you on the path
thats right for you. Use a gut check to
verify your course along the way. But also
allow your rational mind to exert some
influence over the speed with which you
travel that path. Taking things too slow
(because of fearfulness, perhaps) is just as
bad as going too quickly, so be observant
and logical when setting (and frequently
adjusting) your pace. Where youre going
is an instinctive thing. When you get
there, thats for your mind to decide.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
Youre nowhere near as good a liar as
you think. In fact, most of the lies you get
away with are simply because those you
tell them to would rather believe them
than the truth they secretly know, or else
cant be bothered to call you out on it.
Although there are occasionally good and
kind reasons to practice some forms of
deception, they are few and far between;
honesty is almost always the best policy
and thats true for you now, as well.
Tell the truth, even if it makes you look
bad. The lie youd tell in its place makes
you look far worse.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)
Just because someone thinks they get to
call the shots doesnt mean they necessar-
ily should. Bossy people tend to only get
bossier when theyve screwed up, so in-
stead of being punished for their mistakes,
theyre often empowered by those too hurt
or scared to stick up for themselves.
Youre not one of those people, though.
Sometimes, youre too laidback to put
someone in their place but let this be
one of those times where you bother to
call those Bossy Bessies out on their
pushy behavior. Let them get as indignant
as they want, but that still doesnt put
them in charge which is a very good
thing. W
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February 22 1969
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February 23 1983
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CARROT TOP
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February 26 1972
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February 27 1981
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February 28 1955
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406 ATVs/Dune
Buggies
HONDA`09 REKON
TRX 250CC/Electric
shift. Like New.
REDUCED
$3,650.
(570) 814-2554
409 Autos under
$5000
FORD `95 F150
4x4. 6 cylinder.
Automatic. 8 ft.
modified flat bed.
90k miles. Runs
great. $4,900
(570) 675-5046
Call after 6:00 p.m.
412 Autos for Sale
ACURA `06 TL
White Diamond
80K original miles,
1 Owner, Garage
Kept, Camel Lea-
ther Interior, 3.2L /
6 Cylinder, 5-Speed
Automatic,
Front/Rear & Side
Airbags, ABS Nav-
igation System, 8-
Speaker Surround
System, DVD /CD
/AM/FM/ Cass-
ette, XM Satellite
Radio, Power &
Heated Front Seats,
Power Door Locks
& Windows, Power
Moonroof, 4 Snow
Tires Included!....
And Much, Much,
More!
Car runs and looks
beautiful
$16,500 Firm
Call 239-8461
09ESCAPE XLT $11,495
10Suzuki sx4 $11,995
09JourneySE $12,495
07RANGER4CYL$6,995
04 XL7 4X4 $8,995
10 FUSION SEL $13,995
Full Notary Service
Tags & Title Transfers
BENS AUTO SALES
RT 309 W-BTwp.
Near Wegmans
570-822-7359
BMW `01 X5
4.4i. Silver, fully
loaded, tan leather
interior. 1 owner.
103k miles. $8,999
or best offer. Call
570-814-3666
BMW `04 325i
Automatic. Dark
blue with black inte-
rior. Showroom con-
dition. 20,000 origi-
nal miles. Garage
kept.
$14,900
(570) 814-8106
BMW `99 M3
Convertible with
Hard Top. AM/FM. 6
disc CD. 117 K miles.
Stage 2 Dinan sus-
pension. Cross
drilled rotors. Cold
air intake. All main-
tenance records
available. $11,500
OBO. 570-466-2630
CHEVROLET `04
CORVETTE COUPE
Torch red with
black and red
interior. 9,700
miles, auto, HUD,
removable glass
roof, polished
wheels, memory
package, Bose
stereo and twilight
lighting, factory
body moldings,
traction control,
ABS, Garage kept
- Like New.
$25,900
(570) 609-5282
CHRYSLER `04
SEBRING
LXI CONVERTIBLE
Low miles - 54,000.
V6. FWD. Leather
interior. Great
shape. A/C. CD.
All power.
$7,200. Negotiable
(570) 760-1005
412 Autos for Sale
EAGLE `95 TALON
Only 97,000 Miles.
Full custom body kit,
dark green metallic
with gray interior.
Dual exhaust, 4 coil
over adjustable
struts. All new
brakes, air intake
kit, strut brakes,
custom seats, cus-
tom white gauges, 2
pillar gauges, new
stereo, alarm, cus-
tom side view mir-
rors. 4 cylinder
automatic, runs
excellent. $8,500.
Call 570-876-1355
or 570-504-8540
(evenings)
FORD 02 MUSTANG
GT CONVERTIBLE
Red with black
top. 6,500 miles.
One Owner.
Excellent Condi-
tion. $17,500
570-760-5833
HONDA `07 ACCORD
V6 EXL. 77K miles. 1
owner with mainte-
nance records.
Slate blue with
leather interior. Sun-
roof. Asking $12,500.
Call 570-239-2556
HONDA `09 CIVIC LX-S
Excellent condition
inside & out. Garage
kept. Regularly
serviced by dealer,
records available.
Option include alloy
wheels, decklid
spoiler, sport seats,
interior accent light-
ing (blue), Nose
mask and custom
cut floor mats. Dark
grey with black inte-
rior. 56K highway
miles. REDUCED!
$13,300. Call
570-709-4695
HONDA 04
Civic LX Sedan
81,200 Economical
4 cyl 1.7 liter
engine. Great con-
dition, well main-
tained. year.
Asking $6500
570-855-0095
To place your
ad call...829-7130
HONDA 08 ACCORD
4 door, EXL with
navigation system.
4 cyl, silver w/
black interior. Satel-
lite radio, 6CD
changer, heated
leather seats, high,
highway miles. Well
maintained. Monthly
service record
available. Call Bob.
570-479-0195
JAGUAR `00 S TYPE
4 door sedan. Like
new condition. Bril-
liant blue exterior
with beige hides.
Car is fully equipped
with navigation sys-
tem, V-8, automatic,
climate control AC,
alarm system,
AM/FM 6 disc CD,
garage door open-
er. 42,000 original
miles. $9,000
Call (570) 288-6009
VOLKSWAGEN 00
BEETLE
2.0 automatic, air
67k miles $6400.
570-466-0999
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LEXUS `98 LS 400
Excellent condition,
garage kept, 1
owner. Must see.
Low mileage, 90K.
Leather interior. All
power. GPS naviga-
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changer. Loaded.
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TOYOTA 04 CELICA
GT
112K miles. Blue, 5
speed. Air, power
windows/locks,
CD/cassette, Key-
less entry, sunroof,
new battery. Car
drives and has
current PA inspec-
tion. Slight rust on
corner of
passenger door.
Clutch slips on
hard acceleration.
This is why its
thousands less
than Blue Book
value. $6,500
OBO. Make an
offer! Call
570-592-1629
VOLVO 850 95
WAGON
Runs good, air,
automatic, fair
shape. $1,800.
347-693-4156
412 Autos for Sale
VOLKSWAGEN `04
Beetle - Convertible
GREAT ON GAS!
Blue. AM/FM cas-
sette. Air. Automat-
ic. Power roof, win-
dows, locks &
doors. Boot cover
for top. 22k. Excel-
lent condition.
Garage kept.
Newly Reduced
$14,000
570-479-7664
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415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
CHEVY 30 HOTROD COUPE
$49,000
FORD 76 THUNDERBIRD
All original $12,000
MERCEDES 76 450 SL
$24,000
MERCEDES 29
Kit Car $9,000
(570) 655-4884
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CHEVY 77 CORVETTE
Red & red, all
original. No hits,
restoration. Rides
and looks new.
Exceptionally clean.
A/c, pb, ps, pw, 51K
$13,900 OBO
570-563-5056
DESOTO CUSTOM
49 4 DOOR SEDAN
3 on the tree with
fluid drive. This All
American Classic
Icon runs like a top
at 55MPH. Kin to
Chrysler, Dodge,
Plymouth, Imperial
Desoto, built in the
American Midwest,
after WWII, in a
plant that once
produced B29
Bombers. In its
original antiquity
condition, with
original shop &
parts manuals,
shes beautifully
detailed and ready
for auction in Sin
City. Spent her
entire life in Ari-
zona and New
Mexico, never saw
a day of rain or
rust. Only $19,995.
To test drive, by
appointment only,
Contact Tony at
570-899-2121 or
penntech84th@
gmail.com
FORD `52
COUNTRY SEDAN
CUSTOM LINE
STATION WAGON
V8, automatic,
8 passenger,
3rd seat, good
condition, 2nd
owner. REDUCED TO
$6,500.
570-579-3517
570-455-6589
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
FORD SALEEN 04
281 SC Coupe
1,000 miles
documented #380
Highly collectable.
$28,500
570-472-1854
MAZDA `88 RX-7
CONVERTIBLE
1 owner, garage
kept, 65k original
miles, black with
grey leather interior,
all original & never
seen snow. $7,995.
Call 570-237-5119
MAZDA `88 RX-7
CONVERTIBLE
1 owner, garage
kept, 65k original
miles, black with
grey leather interior,
all original & never
seen snow. $7,995.
Call 570-237-5119
MERCEDES 1975
Good interior &
exterior. Runs
great! New tires.
Many new parts.
Moving, Must Sell.
$1,300 or
best offer
570-362-3626
Ask for Lee
MERCURY `79
ZEPHYR
6 cylinder
automatic.
52k original miles.
Florida car. $1500.
570-899-1896
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427 Commercial
Trucks &
Equipment
CHEVY 08 3500
HD DUMP TRUCK
2WD, automatic.
Only 12,000 miles.
Vehicle in like
new condition.
$19,000.
570-288-4322
439 Motorcycles
BMW 2010 K1300S
Only 460 miles! Has
all bells & whistles.
Heated grips, 12 volt
outlet, traction con-
trol, ride adjustment
on the fly. Black with
lite gray and red
trim. comes with
BMW cover, battery
tender, black blue
tooth helmet with
FM stereo and black
leather riding gloves
(like new). paid
$20,500. Sell for
$15,000 FIRM.
Call 570-262-0914
Leave message.
DAELIM 2006
150 CCs. 4,700
miles. 70 MPG.
New battery & tires.
$1,500; negotiable.
Call 570-288-1246
or 570-328-6897
439 Motorcycles
HARLEY 2011
HERITAGE SOFTTAIL
Black. 1,800 miles.
ABS brakes. Securi-
ty System Package.
$16,000 firm.
SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY
570-704-6023
HARLEY DAVIDSON `03
100th Anniversary
Edition Deuce.
Garage kept. 1
owner. 1900 miles.
Tons of chrome.
$38,000 invested. A
must see. Asking
$18,000. OBO
570-706-6156
HARLEY DAVIDSON
03 Dyna Wide Glide
Excellent condition -
garage kept! Gold-
en Anniversary - sil-
ver/black. New
Tires. Extras.
19,000 miles.
Must Sell!
$10,000.
570-639-2539
HARLEY DAVIDSON
80
Soft riding FLH.
King of the High-
way! Mint origi-
nal antique show
winner. Factory
spot lights, wide
white tires,
biggest Harley
built. Only
28,000 original
miles! Never
needs inspec-
tion, permanent
registration.
$7,995 OBO
570-905-9348
YAMAHA 97
ROYALSTAR 1300
12,000 miles. With
windshield. Runs
excellent. Many
extras including
gunfighter seat,
leather bags, extra
pipes. New tires &
battery. Asking
$4,000 firm.
(570) 814-1548
442 RVs & Campers
FLAGSTAFF `08
CLASSIC
NOW BACK IN PA.
Super Lite Fifth
Wheel. LCD/DVD
flat screen TV, fire-
place, heated mat-
tress, ceiling fan,
Hide-a-Bed sofa,
outside speakers &
grill, 2 sliders,
aluminum wheels, ,
awning, microwave
oven, tinted safety
glass windows,
fridge & many
accessories &
options. Excellent
condition, $22,500.
570-868-6986
SUNLINE SOLARIS `91
25 travel trailer A/C.
Bunk beds. New
fridge & hot water
heater. Excellent
condition. $3,900.
570-466-4995
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FOREST RIVER 10
SURVEYOR 234T
24 Travel trailer.
Sleeps 7, two
queen beds, tinted
windows, 17
awning, fridge,
microwave,
oven/range, sofa
bed, water heater.
A/C, one slide out,
smoke free, only
$14,995.
570-868-6426
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
BUICK `05
RENDEZVOUS
BARGAIN!!
AWD, Fully
loaded, 1 owner,
22,000 miles.
Small 6 cylinder.
New inspection.
Like new, inside
& out. $13,000.
(570) 540-0975
CADILLAC `99
ESCALADE
97k miles. Black
with beige leather
interior. 22 rims.
Runs great. $8,500
Call 570-861-0202
CHEVY `99 SILVERADO
Auto. V6 Vortec.
Standard cab. 8
bed with liner. Dark
Blue. 98,400 miles.
$4,999 or best offer
570-823-8196
CHEVY 99 BLAZER
Sport utility, 4
door, four wheel
drive, ABS, new
inspection. $4200.
570-709-1467
CHRYSLER `02
TOWN & COUNTRY
Luxury people
mover! 87,300 well
maintained miles.
This like-new van
has third row seat-
ing, power side &
rear doors. Eco-
nomical V6 drive-
train and all avail-
able options. Priced
for quick sale
$6,295. Generous
trade-in allowances
will be given on this
top-of-the-line vehi-
cle. Call Fran
570-466-2771
Scranton
FORD `04 EXPLORER
Eddie Bauer Edition
59,000 miles,
4 door, 3 row
seats, V6, all power
options, moon roof,
video screen
$12,999.
570-690-3995 or
570-287-0031
GMC `05 SAVANA
1500 Cargo Van.
AWD. V8 automatic.
A/C. New brakes &
tires. Very clean.
$10,750. Call
570-474-6028
451 Trucks/
SUVs/Vans
FORD 02 EXPLORER
Red, XLT, Original
non-smoking owner,
garaged, synthetic
oil since new, excel-
lent in and out. New
tires and battery.
90,000 miles.
$7,500
(570) 403-3016
JEEP 97 GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
4.0-ATM, 4WD,
128,000 miles, full
power, minor body
& mechanical work
needed for state
inspection. Recent
radiator & battery.
$25, 000. OBO.
570-239-8376
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JEEP `03 LIBERTY
SPORT. Rare. 5
speed. 23 MPG.
102K highway miles.
Silver with black
interior. Immaculate
condition, inside and
out. Garage kept.
No rust, mainte-
nance records
included. 4wd, all
power. $6,900 or
best offer, trades
will be considered.
Call 570-575-0518
MERCURY `03
MOUNTAINEER
AWD. Third row
seating. Economical
6 cylinder automat-
ic. Fully loaded with
all available options.
93k pampered miles.
Garage kept. Safety /
emissions inspected
and ready to go. Sale
priced at $8,995.
Trade-ins accepted.
Tag & title process-
ing available with
purchase. Call Fran
for an appointment
to see this out-
standing SUV.
570-466-2771
Scranton
RANGE ROVER
07 SPORT
Supercharged
59,000 miles, fully
loaded. Impeccable
service record.
$36,000
570-283-1130
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Transportation
DRIVER NEEDED
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Contractor
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and a valid drivers
license to apply:
TEAM EMPLOYER
SOLUTIONS
20 REYNOLDS ST.
KINGSTON, PA 18704
570-714-5955
542 Logistics/
Transportation
DRIVERS
Due to our contin-
ued growth, Bolus
Freight Systems
is expanding its fleet
of company drivers.
Company drivers
will enjoy dedicated
runs or regional
runs. You can be
home every night or
every weekend, the
choice is yours.
You can earn in
excess of $1400 per
week, and you will
be driving a new or
late model truck.
Part time and week-
end work also avail-
able. This is a
career opportunity
for dependable driv-
ers to work for an
industry leader and
one of the highest
paying companies in
the business. We
offer a performance
bonus, paid vaca-
tions and holidays,
medical and life
insurance as well as
401K. For more
information call:
1-800-444-1497
ext 721
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Lowboy Driver -
CDL Required
Opening for Lowboy
Driver-CDL
Required. Must
have good driving
record. We offer
Top Wages and
Benefits Package.
Apply in person &
ask for Paul or Mike.
FALZONE TOWING
SERVICE, INC.
271 N. SHERMAN
ST., WILKES-BARRE,
PA 18702
570-823-2100
PIONEER
AGGREGATES, INC.
Experienced
Tri-Axle Drivers
needed for our
Spring operations.
Must have clean
M.V.R. and medical
screening. We
offer paid health,
dental, and vision,
along with paid holi-
days, vacation, and
a 401k plan.
Apply in person at
215 E Saylor Ave,
Laflin PA,
Between 8a & 3p
548 Medical/Health
RURAL HEALTH
CORPORATION OF
NORTHEASTERN PA
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT/
NURSE PRACTITIONER
FULL TIME
A full time position
is available at the
Shickshinny Health
Center, Shickshinny,
PA. Please go to
www.rhcnepa.com,
click on: employ-
ment opportunities,
then job openings.
EOE M/F/V/H AA
RN SUPERVISOR
FULL TIME 3PM-11PM
LPN
PART TIME 3PM-11PM
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND
LPNs & CNAs
PER DIEM
Apply in person to:
MOUNTAIN TOP
SENIOR CARE AND
REHABILITATION
CENTER
185 S. MOUNTAIN
BLVD.
MOUNTAIN TOP, PA
18707
(570) 474-6377
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554 Production/
Operations
KMS FAB LLC
Has immediate
openings for the
positions listed
below.
- Laser Operators
- Turret Operators
- Press Brake
Operators
- Punch Press
Operators
- General Machine
Operators
Please email your
resume to:
kbrunges@
kmspa.com or fill
out an application
at KMS, FAB, LLC.
100 Parry Street
Luzerne, PA. 18709
E.O.E.
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566 Sales/Business
Development
468 Auto Parts
566 Sales/Business
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468 Auto Parts
551 Other 551 Other 551 Other
The Mens Wearhouse Distribution Center located in
the Center Point Industrial Park in Jenkins Twp, PA
has the following SEASONAL positions available:
WHEN:
Friday, February 24, 2012
10:00 AM 3:00 PM
WHERE:
The Mens Wearhouse
185 Centerpointe Boulevard
Jenkins Township, Pa. 18640
You can also apply on-line at www.tmw.com
COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
TMW is an Equal Opportunity Employer
JOB FAIR JOB FAIR
General Warehouse
Dry Cleaning/Laundry
1st, 2nd and 3rd Shifts Available
NOW HIRING CLASS A
OTR DRIVERS
Van Hoekelen Greenhouses is a family owned
business located in McAdoo, PA. We have
immediate openings for reliable full-time
tractor trailer drivers, to deliver product to our
customers across the 48 states. Our premier
employment package includes:
PLEASE CONTACT SHARON AT
800-979-2022 EXT 1914,
Mail resume to P.O. Box 88, McAdoo, PA
18237 or Fax to 570-929-2260
Visit our website at
www.vhgreenhouses.com
for more details.
Requirements are: Valid Class A CDL, minimum 1 year OTR
experience, must lift 40lbs, and meet driving and criminal
record guidelines
Hourly Pay- including paid detention time, and
guaranteed 8 hours per day
Safety Bonus-$.05/mile paid quarterly
Great Benets- 100% paid health insurance,
vision, dental, life, STD, 401K, vacation time, and
holiday pay.
Pet & Rider Program
Well maintained freightliners and reefer trailers
Continuous year-round steady work with home
time
Hiring company drivers and Owner-
Operators to run out of Hazleton Pa.
Home 48 hours weekly, run NY to NC.
Pickup & delivery, drop & hook, and
terminal-to-terminal runs. Full company
benet package. Company $1,250 gross
weekly, Owner-operator $2,350+ after
fuel take home weekly. HOUFF TRANSFER
is well known for outstanding customer
service, safety, and reliability. Requires 5+
years experience, Hazmat, safe driving
record.
Owner-Operator equipment less than 5
years old.
Tractor-Trailer Drivers
Home 48 hours EVERY Week
Info Ed Miller @
877-234-9233 540-234-9233
Apply www.houff.com
AUTOMOTIVE SALES
CONSULTANTS
Valley Chevrolet is seeking
individuals who are self-starters,
team-oriented and driven.
(No experience necessary)
We Offer:
Salary & Commission Benefts
401k Plan 5 Day Work Week
Huge New & Used Inventory
Apply in person to:
Blake Gagliardi, Sales Manager
Rick Merrick, Sales Manager
601 Kidder Street, Wilkes-Barre
BUYING JUNK
VEHICLES
$300 AND UP
$125 EXTRA IF DRIVEN,
DRAGGED OR PUSHED IN!
NOBODY Pays More
570-760-2035
Monday thru Saturday 6am-9pm Happy Trails!
554 Production/
Operations
PRODUCTION
WORKERS
Local window man-
ufacturing company
is seeking
experienced line
operators.
Starting rate
depends on experi-
ence. Attendance
and Productivity
Bonus are potential.
Health, Dental,
Vision & 401K Plan
available upon full
time status. Dont
miss out on an
opportunity to join a
great team! Apply in
person to:
INTERSTATE BUILDING
MATERIALS, INC.
Attn: Director of HR
322 Laurel St.
Pittston 18640
566 Sales/Retail/
Business
Development
Retail Sales Manager
SEEKING VERSATILE,
RESPONSIBLE
PERSON. TRAINING,
BENEFITS AVAILABLE.
RESPOND TO JOER@
EFOFURNITURE.COM
569 Security/
Protective Services
SECURITY OFFICERS
Join Vector Security
Patrol and become
a name on a winning
team. We have
career opportunities
for Security Officers
and those wishing
to begin a career in
the security field
with openings for
Part Time hours in
Wilkes-Barre and
Noxen. Previous
security experience
a plus. EOE
800-682-4722
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573 Warehouse
Warehouse Associate
RAPIDLY GROWING
COMPANY IN NEED OF
FULL TIME WAREHOUSE
ASSOCIATE. COMPLETE
BENEFITS PACKAGE
PLEASE SEND RESUME
TO store015@
gocolours.com
DEADLINE 2/24/12
FORKLIFT EXPERIENCE
A PLUS.
600
FINANCIAL
610 Business
Opportunities
TAX REFUND COMING?
INVEST IN
YOURSELF WITH
JAN PRO
Quote from current
Franchisee,
I started with a
small investment &
I have grown my
business over
600%. It definitely
changed my life and
I would recommend
Jan-Pro.
* Guaranteed Clients
* Steady Income
* Insurance &
Bonding
* Training &
Ongoing Support
* Low Start Up Costs
* Accounts available
throughout Wilkes-
Barre & Scranton
570-824-5774
Jan-Pro.com
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who owns/or has
access to large
tract (s), private
woodlands. Must
I.D. moss & eco-
harvest in bulk, dry
& deliver to Hones-
dale. 570-253-4704
630 Money To Loan
We can erase
your bad credit -
100% GUARAN-
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for the Federal
Trade Commission
say theyve never
seen a legitimate
credit repair opera-
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Its a process that
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MERCHANDISE
710 Appliances
FREEZER 13 cu. ft.
upright. Good work-
ing condition &
seals. FREE.
570-542-5102
GENES
RECONDITIONED
APPLIANCES
60 Day Warranty
Monday-Friday
8:00PM-5:00PM
Saturday
8:00AM-11:00AM
Gateway
Shopping Center
Kingston, PA
(570) 819-1966
710 Appliances
JENNAIRE BBQ
GRILL includes
rotisserie, gas. Like
new. Paid $700 ask-
ing $250. OBO.
570-331-3564
MICROWAVE GE
Profile over the
range $70. Ken-
more Elite dish-
washer $60. Brass
Tiffany Chandelier
$50. Hunter Ceiling
Fan $20. All very
good condition.
Manuals included.
570-814-5300
RANGE: Kenmore
electric
3036x26-black,
10 months old.
$270.
Collect cash, not dust!
Clean out your
basement, garage
or attic and call the
Classified depart-
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WASHER kenmore
portable needs
hose $100.
570-288-1281
WASHER Kenmore,
white, $50. Side by
side refrigerator
with water ice dis-
penser, 28 cu ft.
Beige color $100.
Both very good con-
dition. 262-6283
712 Baby Items
SWING, Graco,
Graco infant car
seat with base,
Recaro convertible
car seat, entire neu-
tral farm themed
nursery set with
lamp & accessories
all $15 each. Fisher
Price baby monitor,
and changing table
mattress $5 each
All in great condi-
tion. 570-735-4876
726 Clothing
COAT
KENNETH COLE
Beige, size 6,
hardly worn. $75.
570-855-5385
732 Exercise
Equipment
AEROBIC CROSS
TRAINING SYSTEM,
Weslo, 30+ exercis-
es, 150 lb weight
stack, weight dowl-
ing system, 300 lbs
resistance. 3 per-
son capacity. Paid
$600. sell $50.
cash. 675-3890
TREADMILL: Pro-
form 495Pi excel-
lent condition. $200.
570-654-8117
742 Furnaces &
Heaters
HEATERS 2, 1
kerosene radiant 10
with manual & pump
$75. 1 carbon fiber
electric, new in box,
never used, free
standing or wall
mountable $49.
570-636-3151
744 Furniture &
Accessories
BED solid pine
sleigh bed & match-
ing chest of draw-
ers, cream colored
with floral design,
great for a girls
room, excellent
condition/never
$900. 212-0948
BEDROOM SET
5 piece with King
size bed complete.
Excellent condition!
Broyhill Attic Heir-
loms 5 piece bed-
room set. Solid oak.
Beautiful full dresser
with mirror + addi-
tional dresser + 2
nights stands + king
size oak bedframe
& headboard + USA
Olympic quality. Paid
$7k+ for this beauti-
ful integrated bed-
room set. Moving to
Philadelphia in small
apartment or would
bring with me!
$1,200 for the entire
set. 570.855.2751
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DINING ROOM SET
10 piece Antique
Bernhardt, good
condition. $950
OBO. 570-542-5102
FURNI SH FURNI SH
FOR LESS FOR LESS
* NELSON *
* FURNITURE *
* WAREHOUSE *
Recliners from $299
Lift Chairs from $699
New and Used
Living Room
Dinettes, Bedroom
210 Division St
Kingston
Call 570-288-3607
HOOSIER CABINET
Antique with flour
bin & pull-out baking
table. Must pick up.
$650.570-970-3576
HUTCH 2 piece
hutch $100. Large
end table $75. 2
piece old bedroom
set $350. each old
mirrors included.
570-200-5311
LOVE SEAT
green striped $60.
570-675-3890
ONE BEDROOM
APARTMENT
ALL CONTENTS FOR SALE
Call 868-5973
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Merchandise
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
39 Prospect St Nanticoke
570-735-1487
WE PAY
THE MOST
INCASH
BUYING
11am
to 6pm
Find the
perfect
friend.
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to place your ad.
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758 Miscellaneous
WANTED
ALL JUNK CARS
& TRUCKS
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
DUMPTRUCKS
BULLDOZERS
BACKHOES
Highest Prices
Paid!!!
FREE
REMOVAL
Call
Vito & Ginos
Anytime
288-8995
DVD PLAYER
Insignia $20. (2) 8
mm movie projec-
tors reg & super 8
GAF 138 $40. Ionic
pro air purifier $25.
3 fluorescent fix-
tures & 30 watt bulb
$24. 35 mm Cannon
sure shot $15.
Handyman Maga-
zines .15 cents
each. American
Standard shower
head $4. VHS tapes
$3. VHS tapes T120
$5. 570-825-5564
LPs 130+ albums &
records from the
40s, 50s, 60s sell
all for $50.
570-675-3890
MATERIAL assorted,
2 boxes for crafts/
quilting, small
pieces $5. 6 Rogers
silver plated grape-
fruit spoons $10. 4
piece silver plated
coffee set includes
serving tray $25.
570-675-0920
MOVIE POSTERS:
genuine $15. Classi-
cal 33 records $3.
each. 5 drawer side
ti side $350.
570-280-2472
Pizza stone bake-
ware, 14 1/2, from
Home & Garden
Party, never used
$20. Lasagna
stoneware, 8 x 12,
from House of
Lloyd, excellent
condition $10.
570-333-4325
RAILROAD JACK
$35. Railroad spikes
.25 cents each.
570-696-1036
758 Miscellaneous
POLAR-CARE 300-
cold-therapy-unit,
new, (breg) $60.
PREMIUM knife col-
lection 10 boxed
knives including
clever, new $30.
570-489-2675
SEWING machine
1949, Kenmore in
original desk type
cabinet comes with
original manual, has
not been run for
decades; needs
check-up. Pics
available via e-mail
$49. 570-696-1410
TIRES 2 215/70R15
snowtires on rims
from 2000 Chevy
Venture $80.
570-474-0935
WHEELS Ford
Escape 17 factory
chrome wheels with
tires p23565r17
$350. 696-2212
776 Sporting Goods
COBRA S-9 irons,
steel, reg 6-7-8-9-
W $100. firm. Vin-
tage Yonex woods
graphite head
shafts 1-3-5 $60.
Slazenger cart/bag
slotted $25.
570-829-4016
PULL-CART for golf
bag, good condition
$15. 570-788-2388
after 5 pm.
778 Stereos/
Accessories
SUB WOOFER Pow-
ered car subwoofer.
Very powerful, 2
power acoustic
subwoofers, 2 Pyle
1800 watt amps.
Custom cabinet with
see through acrylic
front. $250. or best
offer. 328-6059.
780 Televisions/
Accessories
TV BRACKETS, wall
mount, 1 holds large
set $39. 1 for small-
er set $29.
570-636-3151
TV from 1950; beau-
tiful pecan all wood
cabinet with doors.
$49. 570-696-1410
784 Tools
CIRCULAR SAW, 7
1/4 Craftsman $25.
570-825-5564
SNOW THROWER
Ariens 7hp electric
start, tire chains,
24 cut just serv-
iced, runs well
$395. 570-636-3151
784 Tools
MECHANICS TOOL
CHESTS Craftsman
one 5 double deck-
er, 1 single roll
chest, great condi-
tion. asking $185.
for both 831-5510
794 Video Game
Systems/Games
SONY PLAYSTATION
2 console. Every-
thing included.
Works 100%.
Includes 4 games,
all cables, & carry-
ing case. Best
offers accepted.
$60. 570-905-2985.
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
VITOS
&
GINOS
Wanted:
WANTED
ALL JUNK
CARS,
TRUCKS &
HEAVY
EQUIPMENT
DUMPTRUCKS
BULLDOZERS
BACKHOES
Highest
Prices
Paid!!
FREE
PICKUP
288-8995
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570-829-7130
800
PETS & ANIMALS
810 Cats
CHIHUAHUA 9 year
old female free to
good home. Not
good with kids/other
dogs. Owner was
elderly man who
passed away.
570-902-5330
815 Dogs
DACHSHUND PUPPIES!
AKC Regi st er ed.
Ready to go. Vet
checked. Please call
570-864-2207
POMERANIAN PUPPIES
Male. $500
570-250-9690
815 Dogs
PAWS
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enhance your online
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captioned photos
of your pet
Expand your text to
include more
information, include
your contact
information such
as e-mail, address
phone number and
or website.
POMERANIANS
AKC, 9 weeks, 2
females. Shots &
wormed. Vet
checked. Home
Raised. $400.
570-864-2643
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900
REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE
906 Homes for Sale
Having trouble
paying your mort-
gage? Falling
behind on your
payments? You
may get mail from
people who promise
to forestall your
foreclosure for a fee
in advance. Report
them to the Federal
Trade Commission,
the nations con-
sumer protection
agency. Call 1-877-
FTC-HELP or click
on ftc.gov. A mes-
sage from The
Times Leader and
the FTC.
906 Homes for Sale
BACK MOUNTAIN
Centermorland
529 SR 292 E
For sale by owner
Move-in ready. Well
maintained. 3 - 4
bedrooms. 1 bath.
Appliances includ-
ed. 2.87 acres with
mountain view. For
more info & photos
go to:
ForSaleByOwner.com
Search homes in
Tunkhannock.
$275,000. For
appointment, call:
570-310-1552
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BEAR CREEK
10+ ACRES
with 2 homes.
Good for primary
home, vacation or
investment. Prop-
erty includes: 10.2
acres (3 separate
parcels) bordering
state game lands
House with master
bedroom suite,
large kitchen,
oversized living
room, family room,
guest bathroom,
oversized deck (24
x 32). Private
Guest House with
living room/kitchen
combo, large bed-
room, bathroom.
Outbuilding for
storage & covered
pavilion.
email:
csmith7433@
aol.com
570-472-3152
906 Homes for Sale
EXETER
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday
12pm-5pm
362 Susquehanna
Ave
Completely remod-
eled, spectacular,
2 story Victorian
home, with 3 bed-
rooms, 1.5 baths,
new rear deck, full
front porch, tiled
baths and kitchen,
granite counter-
tops, all Cherry
hardwood floors
throughout, all new
stainless steel
appliances and
lighting, new oil fur-
nace, washer dryer
in first floor bath.
Great neighbor-
hood, nice yard.
$174,900 (30 year
loan, $8,750 down,
$887/month, 30
years @ 4.5%)
100% OWNER
FINANCING
AVAILABLE
Call Bob at
570-654-1490
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HARDING
3 bedroom, 1.5 bath
raised Ranch on 1
acre. Home boasts
a gas fireplace in
living room, tradi-
tional fireplace in
finished basement.
Central A/C, 2.5 car
garage, covered
deck, out of flood
zone. $179,900. Call
570-388-4244
570-388-2773
906 Homes for Sale
SWOYERSVILLE
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday
12pm-5pm
52 Barber Street
Beautifully remod-
eled 3 bedroom, 1
bath home in the
heart of the town.
With new carpets,
paint, windows,
doors and a mod-
ern kitchen and
bath. Sale includes
all appliances:
refrigerator, stove,
dishwasher, washer
and dryer. Nice yard
and superb neigh-
borhood. Priced to
sell at $89,900 or
$433.00 per month
(bank rate; 30
years, 4.25%, 20%
down). Owner also
willing to finance
100% of transaction
with a qualified
cosigner
Call Bob at
570-654-1490
WEST WYOMING
438 Tripp St
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday
12pm-5pm
Completely remod-
eled home with
everything new.
New kitchen, baths,
bedrooms, tile
floors, hardwoods,
granite countertops,
all new stainless
steel appliances,
refrigerator, stove,
microwave, dish-
washer, free stand-
ing shower, tub for
two, huge deck,
large yard, excellent
neighborhood
$154,900 (30 year
loan @ 4.5% with 5%
down; $7,750 down,
$785/month)
100% OWNER
FINANCING
AVAILABLE
Call Bob at
570-654-1490
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912 Lots & Acreage
LAND FOR SALE
24 ACRES
Wyoming Co, NY
Bennington Twp.
Cotton Hill Rd.
ASKING $32,000
1-814-392-6548
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
DUPONT
Totally renovated 5
room apartment
located on 1st floor.
Partially furnished,
brand new fridge/
electric range, elec-
tric washer & dryer.
Brand new custom
draperies, Roman
shades, carpeting/
flooring & energy
efficient windows. 1
bedroom with large
closet, living room,
laundry room, stor-
age room, base-
ment & large front
porch. Easy access
to I-81, airport &
casino, off street
parking.
No smoking.
$650 + utilities &
security.
570-762-8265
FORTY FORT
BEAUTY -
EFFICIENT
1 bedroom,
fireplace, court-
yard parking,
appliances,
professionally
managed.
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APPLICATION/
NO PETS/
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$465+ utilities
AMERICA
REALTY
288-1422
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bedroom apartment
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908-482-0335
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room. Stove, fridge,
electric heat. Tenant
pays electric. No
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erences required.
$425 / month +
security.
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after 6:00 pm
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Unfurnished
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
IN THE HEART OF WILKES-BARRE
Immediate Occupancy!!
Efficiencies available
@30% of income
MARTIN D. POPKY APARTMENTS
61 E. Northampton St.
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Affordable Senior Apartments
Income Eligibility Required
Utilities Included! Low cable rates;
New appliances; Laundry on site;
Activities! Curbside Public Transportation
Please call 570-825-8594
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941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
KINGSTON
72 E. 72 E. W Walnut alnut St. St.
3rd floor, located in
quiet neighborhood.
Kitchen, living room,
dining room, sun
room, bathroom. 2
large and 1 small
bedroom, lots of
closets, built in linen,
built in hutch, hard-
wood floors, fire-
place, storage room,
yard. New washer/
dryer, stove & fridge.
Heat and hot water
included. 1 year lease
+ security. $950
570-406-1411
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home?
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and let the
sellers know!
570-829-7130
KINGSTON
E. WALNUT ST.
Light, bright, 3rd
floor, 2 bedrooms,
carpeted, security
system. Garage.
Extra storage &
cable TV included.
Laundry facilities.
Heat & hot water
furnished. Fine
neighborhood.
Convenient to bus
& stores. No
pets. References.
Security. Lease.
No smokers
please. $715.
570-287-0900
KINGSTON
Newly renovated. 3
bedroom. Wall to
wall carpet.
Screened in porch.
Off street parking.
Fridge, stove,
washer & dryer
included. Sewer,
lawn maintenance
& snow removal
also included. $750
+ utilities. Call
(570) 807-7204
LEAVE MESSAGE
KINGSTON
SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM
2nd floor, w/w
carpet, stove,
refrigerator. Some
off street parking.
Utilities by tenant.
No pets. $600 per
month. 1 year
lease & security.
References. Call
570-288-4987 or
570-466-7639
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
KINGSTON
Third Avenue. 2nd
floor. 2 bedrooms, 1
bath, eat in kitchen,
dining room, living
room, washer/dryer
hookup. $525/
month, + utilities &
1 month security.
Call 570-654-0817
LARKSVILLE
Very nice, clean, 2
bedroom. Hard-
wood floors, w/d
hookup, stove,
fridge, dishwasher.
Off street parking.
$600 + security &
utilities. No pets.
570-954-5903
NANTICOKE
2 bedroom, new
carpet/paint, wash-
er dryer hookup, no
pets. $450/month +
security & utilities.
Please call
570-822-7657
NANTICOKE
Nice clean 1
bedroom. Heat, hot
water, garbage fee
included. Stove,
fridge, air-condition-
ing, washer/dryer
availability. Security.
$525 per month
Call (570) 736-3125
PITTSTON
2nd floor. 1 bed-
room, private
entrance, newly
painted, w/w car-
peting, washer/
dryer hookup, off
street parking.
Water & sewer
included. No Pets
No Smoking!
$425 + security.
570-883-9384
PITTSTON
Large 1 bedroom, 1
bath. Heat, water
and sewer included.
No Yard. NO PETS.
$675 per month
570-443-0770
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
WEST PITTSTON
Spacious, updated 1
bedroom apartment,
2nd floor. Recently
renovated. Sewer &
appliances included.
Off street parking.
Security. No pets.
$475 + utilities.
570-586-0417
WEST WYOMING
2nd floor, 1 bed-
room apartment.
All appliances.
Washer/ dryer. Off
street parking. No
pets. $525 + utili-
ties, security &
references. Call
570-954-2972
Say it HERE
in the Classifieds!
570-829-7130
WILKES-BARRE
Mayflower
Crossing
Apartments
570.822.3968
2, 3 & 4
Bedrooms
- Light & bright
open floor plans
- All major
appliances included
- Pets welcome*
- Close to everything
- 24 hour emergency
maintenance
- Short term
leases available
Call TODAY For
AVAILABILITY!!
www.mayflower
crossing.com
Certain Restrictions
Apply*
944 Commercial
Properties
Center City WB
FREE HIGH SPEED FREE HIGH SPEED
INTERNET! INTERNET!
Why pay extra for
internet? Our new
leases include a
FREE FREE high speed
connection!
Affordable mod-
ern office space
at the Luzerne
Bank Building on
Public Square.
Rents include
internet, heat,
central air, utili-
ties, trash
removal, and
nightly cleaning -
all without a
sneaky CAM
charge. Parking
available at the
intermodal garage
via our covered
bridge. 300SF to
5000SF available.
We can remodel
to suit. Brokers
protected. Call
Jeff Pyros at
570-822-8577
950 Half Doubles
DURYEA
109 Chittenden St.
Two - 2 bedroom, 1
bath totally remod-
eled homes. Off
street parking,
$450 per unit
plus security.
Utilities by tenant.
Call Brian
570-299-0298
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NANTICOKE
1207 Prospect St
3 bedrooms. Hard-
wood floors. Eat-in
kitchen with appli-
ances, including
dishwasher. 1.5
bath. Washer/dryer
hook up. Basement
& front porch.
Sewer & garbage
included. No pets.
No smoking. $625 +
utilities & security.
570-814-1356
OLD FORGE
22 Connell St
2 bedroom, 1 bath.
New rugs, fridge
stove dishwasher.
Very large fenced
yard with utility
shed. $650/mo +
security Utilities
by tenant
Call Brian
570-299-0298
PLAINS
NEW LUXURY
DUPLEX
This beautiful, com-
pletely renovated 2
bedroom luxury
apartment could be
yours! All new high
end amenities
include: hardwood
floors, gorgeous
maple kitchen cabi-
nets with granite
countertops & stain-
less steel appli-
ances. Spacious
great room with gas
fireplace. Stacked
washer/dryer. All
new tile bath. Large
screened-in porch.
Many large, conven-
ient closets. Central
Air. New gas heat-
ing system. Huge
attic for storage.
Must See!
$850 + utilities,
lease & security.
NO PETS. Call for
appointment.
570-793-6294
PLYMOUTH
3 bedroom, 1 bath.
Located on
Academy St.
New paint, carpet &
windows. $700 +
utilities & security.
Small pet OK with
extra security. Off
street parking .
Call 570-760-6410
953Houses for Rent
BACK MOUNTAIN
JACKSON TWP.
3 bedroom home
on Hillside Road.
$695/mo + utilities.
Lake Lehman
School District.
No pets.
Call American
Asphalt Paving Co.,
at 570-696-1181,
ext. 243 between
7:00AM and 3PM
Monday -Friday
DALLAS/BACK MTN
2 bedroom com-
pletely renovated
house. 1 new bath.
New kitchen with
appliances, adja-
cent to Friedmans
Farm secluded rural
setting. 750 monthly
+ utilities.
570-822-2992
DRUMS
SAND SPRINGS
Golf Community
Townhouse. Mod-
ern kitchen,
3 bedrooms, 2 1/2
baths, 2 stall
garage. 3 minutes
to interstates 81 &
80. $1350 + utilities.
Call 570-582-4575
HUNLOCK CREEK
3 bedroom, 2 bath
on 1 acre. New car-
pet & paint. Full
basement. De-
tached 1.5 car
garage. Front porch
and spacious rear
deck. Water, sewer
included. $850/
month + 1st & last.
570-332-8922
NANTICOKE
Desirable
Lexington Village
Nanticoke, PA
Many ranch style
homes. 2 bedrooms
2 Free Months With
A 2 Year Lease
$900 + electric only
SQUARE FOOT RE
MANAGEMENT
866-873-0478
SWOYERSVILLE
Completely remod-
eled Large 2 story, 3
bedrooms, 2 baths,
single family home
including refrigera-
tor, stove, dish-
washer & disposal.
Gas heat, nice yard,
good neighbor-
hood,. Off street
parking. Shed. No
pets. $995 / month.
570-479-6722
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962 Rooms
WILKES-BARRE
Furnished room for
rent. Close to down-
town. $90/week +
security. Everything
included. Call
570-704-8288
1000
SERVICE
DIRECTORY
1024 Building &
Remodeling
All types of residen-
tial remodeling.
Kitchens & baths.
Specializing in Win-
dows & Vinyl Siding.
Solar light tunnels.
30 years experi-
ence. BBB. PA025042
Licensed & Insured
Free Estimates
570-287-1982
1039 Chimney
Service
A-1 ABLE
CHIMNEY
Rebuild & Repair
Chimneys. All
types of Masonry.
Liners Installed,
Brick & Block,
Roofs & Gutters.
Licensed &
Insured
570-735-2257
Line up a place to live
in classified!
1084 Electrical
SLEBODA ELECTRIC
Master electrician
Licensed & Insured
Service Changes &
Replacements.
Generator Installs.
8 6 8 - 4 4 6 9
1132 Handyman
Services
DO IT ALL HANDYMAN
Painting, drywall,
plumbing & all types
of interior & exterior
home repairs.
570-829-5318
1135 Hauling &
Trucking
AAA CLEANING
A1 GENERAL HAULING
Cleaning attics,
cellars, garages.
Demolitions, Roofing
&Tree Removal.
FreeEst. 779-0918or
542-5821; 814-8299
1141 Heating &
Cooling
HEATING, A/C &
REFRIGERATION REPAIR
Services. Commer-
cial / Residential.
Licensed & Insured.
24-7 Free Estimates.
Call 646-201-1765
mycohvac.com
1156 Insurance
NEPA LONG TERM
CARE AGENCY
Long Term Care
Insurance
products/life insur-
ance/estate plan-
ning. Reputable
Companies.
570-580-0797
FREE CONSULT
www
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termcare.com
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on an automobile?
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1204 Painting &
Wallpaper
M. PARALI S PAI NTI NG
Int/ Ext. painting,
Power washing.
Professional work
at affordable rates.
Free estimates.
570-288-0733
1276 Snow
Removal
SNOW
PLOWING
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
DRIVEWAYS
SIDEWALKS
SALTING
VITO & GINOS
570-574-1275
1297 Tree Care
ZOMERFELD TREE
SERVICE, INC.
Tree removal,
trimming, stump
grinding.
Hauling &
excavating.
570-574-5018
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MODEL OF
THE WEEK
Age: 18
Hometown: Dallas
Status: In a relationship
Occupation: Receptionist at Salon Nouveau
Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week
Favorite body part: Eyes
Favorite body part on the opposite sex: Arms
Favorite sport: Ice skating
Favorite restaraunt: Mirakuya
Most embarrassing moment?
Confusing another person with my mom
Last iPod download?
Whos That Chick? - David Guetta ft. Rihanna
What wouldnt you do for a million dollars?
Eat bugs
Skinny dipping yay or nay?
Yay
Were you ever grounded growing up?
If so for what?
Yes, lying
One thing you always keep in your purse?
Makeup
One thing most people dont know about you:
I can ice skate very well
Secret to keeping yourself in shape?
Eating healthy and excercising regularly
TO ENTER, SEND TWO
RECENT PHOTOS TO
MODEL@THEWEEKENDER.COM
Include your age, full name, hometown
and phone number. (must be 18+)
weekender
ALYSSA HALL
HAIR AND MAKEUP PROVIDED BY SAPPHIRE
SALON AND DAY SPA
Stylist & Makeup Artist: Nicole Dietrich, Pittston
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SHOT ON LOCATION AT THE WOODLANDS, WILKES-BARRE
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PITTSTON 570.602.7700
MONTAGE 570.414.7700
The Sapphire Salon
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LACKAWANNA COUNTY
BACKYARD ALE HOUSE .................................... SCRANTON
COOPERS SEAFOOD ...................................... SCRANTON
SMILERS ....................................................... DICKSON CITY
TIFFANYS TAP ROOM ........................................ EYNON
POCONO MOUNTAIN
BACKDRAFTS ..................................................... LAKE ARIEL
CORAS 1850 BISTRO ............................................ HAWLEY
RAVENHAUS TAVERN.......................................... LAKE ARIEL
RICKETTS GLEN HOTEL ........................................ BENTON
SCHOOLHOUSE TAVERN ................................. PALMERTON
THE DUTCHMAN .......................................... GOULDSBORO
HAZLETON AREA
COMFORT INN ..................................... WEST HAZLETON
DAMONS GRILL ............................................... HAZLETON
HOLLYWOOD DINER .............................. HAZLE TOWNSHIP
THE OTHERSIDE ................................................. FREELAND
LUZERNE COUNTY
ARENA BAR & GRILL .................................. WILKES-BARRE
BAYOS CAF ............................................ SWOYERSVILLE
BEER BOYS SPORTS BAR ............................. WILKES-BARRE
BO BROTHERS .................................................. WYOMING
CHICKEN COOP ........................................... WILKES-BARRE
GROTTO PIZZA ........................................... EDWARDSVILLE
KATRINAS RETREAT .................................... HUGHESTOWN
KRUGELS GEORGETOWN DELI ..................... WILKES-BARRE
MAPS RESTAURANT ....................................... NANTICOKE
TGI FRIDAYS ............................................... WILKES-BARRE
THREE GUYS PIZZA ................................................ DALLAS