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Letter from the editor
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t seems every time you
turn around, there’s a new
social-networking website
waiting to entice us. Truth be
told, I’d never been on any of
those sites until I started
working here at the Week-
ender. And that first site was
MySpace. I know, I’d scoff,
too.
I never wanted to be on
Facebook, so I skipped right
over it and graduated to Twit-
ter when MySpace grew tire-
some. When I did eventually
get Facebook, much to my
chagrin, like many, I became
obsessed with it for awhile,
but I still love Twitter the
most. Tweets are so much
more condensed, and you
don’t have to sift through
people’s lengthy diatribes
about everything and any-
thing. Yes, there are still the
opinionated rants on Twitter,
but at least they’re only 140
characters!
So when Pinterest recently
began gaining momentum
among staffers and our
friends, we asked, “WTF is
Pinterest? Should we be on
it?” Staff Writer-turned-
correspondent Stephanie
DeBalko took to the site to
investigate … and never
returned. She’s a full-fledged
pinning fiend now, so I’ll let
her tell you all about the
wonders of Pinterest (p. 14-
15).
Also in this week’s issue,
you can read about Empire of
the Sea, a Wilkes-Barre-based
band that will celebrate the
release of its new album at its
performance as part of the 7th
Annual Steamtown Original
Music Showcase (p. 16). Plus,
Estella Sweet is back with
“Life is a Drag” to answer
some more reader questions
(p. 41), and Tim Hlivia touts
the multiple benefits of
strength training in “Just For
the Health of It” (p. 44).
As for me, this will be my
final “Letter from the Edi-
tor” here at the Weekender,
but you can find out a little
more about that by turning to
page p. 8.
As always, thanks for read-
ing!
-- Nikki M. Mascali
Weekender Editor
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SEXY BEAST
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COVER STORY
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LISTINGS
THIS JUST IN ... 7
SPEAK & SEE ... 13
CONCERTS ... 20-21
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ... 22
AGENDA ... 28, 34, 39, 42, 45, 48
THEATER ... 31
CAR & BIKE ... 51
MUSIC
EMPIRE OF THE SEA …16
ALBUM REVIEWS ... 24
CHARTS ... 24
ANDERS OSBORNE … 32
STAGE & SCREEN
“SEXSQUATCH” … 26
MOVIE REVIEW… 27
NOVEL APPROACH … 31
STARSTRUCK … 40
THE RALPHIE REPORT … 40
LIFE IS A DRAG … 41
FOOD, FUN &
FASHION
WORDS … 8
NEWS OF THE WEIRD ... 10
PUZZLE … 28
VAGABONDS USA … 30
BITCH & BRAG … 43
MISC.
TECH TALK … 25
SORRY MOM & DAD … 42
JUST FOR THE HEALTH OF IT … 44
MOTORHEAD … 50
GET YOUR GAME ON … 52
SHOWUS SOME SKIN … 52
SIGN LANGUAGE … 57
MAN OF THE WEEK … 69
MODEL OF THE WEEK … 70
ON THE COVER
DESIGN BY ... AMANDA DITTMAR
VOLUME 19 • ISSUE 42
index
Aug. 29-Sept. 4, 2012
this just in
By Weekender Staff
weekender@theweekender.com
FANS GET IN
THE CABINET
Fresh off appearances at Floyd Fest, The
Allman Brothers Band’s Peach Music Fes-
tival, Philadelphia Folk Festival and more,
NEPA’s own Cabinet will host “Cabinet
Sessions” Thursday, Sept. 20-Sunday, Sept
23.
These series of recording sessions will be
held at Windmill Agency Studios (1457 Mt.
Cobb Road, Lake Ariel) and will become
the band’s sophomore album; they will also
include a limited number of fans to join
them as a live audience. The album is set
to be released via Ropeadope Records Nov.
20 and will feature nine songs from these
sessions.
To help cover studio costs, the band
teamed up with pledgemusic.com; 5 percent
of the band’s post-goal funds will be donat-
ed to Farm Aid. Tickets for “Cabinet Ses-
sions” are $40 for general admission via
only pledgemusic.com.
Visit cabinetmusic.com/sessions for more
info.
FIRMA & FLIGHT
The Linder Gallery at Keystone College
(One College Green, La Plume) will present
the sculptures of Scranton artist Denis Ya-
nashot Sept. 16-Oct. 19. The exhibit, “Terra
Firma and the Spirit of Flight,” features
an artist reception Sunday, Sept. 16 from
4-6 p.m., which is open to the public.
Yanashot is a graduate of Keystone Col-
lege and teaches art at Riverside High
School. This exhibition is the result of his
participation in the 2012 NEPA Regional
Art exhibit, for which he received the Best
of Show award and a One-Person Exhibit
award at Keystone College. For info and
gallery hours, call 570.945.8335.
FIGHTING CHANCE
“Labor Day Fight Night” will be held
Friday, Aug. 31 at Mount Airy Casino Re-
sort (312 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono).
The event is presented by the casino and
KEA Boxing Promotions and features unde-
feated super middleweight Derek “Take it
to the Bank” Webster, welterweight and
KEA Boxing prospect Juan
“The Beast” Rodriguez of
Union City, N.J.
Also scheduled are Angel
Ocasio, Robert “RJ” Sock-
well, a special four-round
women’s contest featuring
Liz Sherman, heavyweight
Joe Cusumano , David
“The Riot” Curiel and wel-
terweight Tommy “The Ra-
zor Rainone.
Tickets are priced at $35-
$65 and are available by call-
ing 877.682.4791 or online at mountairycasi-
no.com. Gates open at 6:30 p.m., first bout
is at 7:30 p.m. Rodriguez and Webster will
host an after-party in Gypsies Nightclub.
A FLOOD OF MEMORIES
“One Year Later: A Retrospective Look
at the Flood of the Susquehanna River in
West Pittston, Penna” will be held at T.W.
Shoemaker Art Gallery (312 Wyoming
Ave., Wyoming) Saturday, Sept. 8-Saturday,
Oct. 27.
A gallery reception and neighborhood
sidewalk sale that will benefit the West
Pittston Library will be held Saturday,
Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more info, visit facebook.com/twshoe-
makerart.
GARFUNKEL IN HAZLETON
Multiple Grammy Award winner Art
Garfunkel will perform at the Alice Wiltsie
Performing Arts Center (700 N. Wyoming
St., Hazleton) Saturday, Oct. 6.
Garfunkel’s career spans from the first
Simon & Garfunkel album in 1964 to “The
Singer,” which was released this week. The
two-CD retrospective includes Garfunkel’s
personal track-by-track explanations of songs
like “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and
more.
Tickets are $37-$62 and are available via
wiltsiecenter.org.
FALLING FORWARD
Falling In Reverse’s headlining tour, with
openers Enter Shikari, I See Stars and
Letlive, will stop at The Sherman Theater
(524 Main St., Stroudsburg) Sunday, Nov. 1
at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 31 at 10
a.m. and are $18 in advance and $20 at the
door.
For more info, visit fallinginreverse.com.
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’Labor Day Fight Night’ will be held Friday, Aug. 31 at
Mount Airy Casino Resort.
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By Nikki M. Mascali
Weekender Editor
I
was a junior in high school
when the Weekender launched
in1993. I remember being
enthralled fromthe get-go at this
paper that was completely differ-
ent fromany other newspaper I’d
seen up until that point. And these
were the days before Model of the
Week.
Yes, we didn’t always have that
oh-so-popular feature, if you can
believe that. It was something
called “Parting Shot,” and I re-
member loving whatever random
picture it might have been. I even
cut out the logo and put it above
the last photo in an albumof my
best friend and I froma class trip
junior year.
If I could have told myself,
smiling so widely in my bus seat,
that I would some day intern at
this very paper some 10-plus
years later, I would have rolled my
eyes. And to tell her that’d I’d
eventually be its editor? Shut the
front door!
So it goes without saying that
my history with the Weekender
goes far beyond my six and a half
years on its staff. And that’s what
makes this column all the more
difficult to write, this column that
says goodbye.
I amleaving my editor post
here this week, and the feelings
have been a combination of ex-
citement for what my future in
NewYork City holds and sadness
at leaving the Weekender, which
has been my home since January
2006. Within these pages, I’ve
been able to do things beyond my
wildest imagination, like talk to
musicians whose pictures
adorned my walls as a hair metal-
loving teen, meet and tell the
stories of some very interesting
interviewees and, which was
always the very best part to me,
write for a living. Especially when
I got to write about my two loves:
Music and food, via my weekly
Dish column and a very long,
delicious run as Mystery Mouth.
In addition to honing my skills
as a writer and editor, I’ve made
friends with staffers past and
present (and their friends) who
are nowamong my closest co-
horts. There are so many tales to
tell —or not, nowthat I think
about it —of some of the wild
and crazy times we’ve had as a
teamat events like Scranton Pa-
rade Days, Readers’ Choice and
the Model of the Year parties over
the years. Hell, even most of our
staff meetings are pretty enter-
taining.
As I think about some of those
moments, images flash in my
mind like a slideshow, but it’s
hard to pick ones that stick out as
“the best,” or “the most …” While
things weren’t always sunshine
and puppies, I can say this: It’s
been one hell of a ride, one that I
will always hold fondly in my
heart —and my portfolio be-
cause, let’s admit it, I’ve been able
to do some damn cool things here.
It’s a big step leaving NEPA,
my home for my whole life, for
the city, a place I’ve been en-
thralled with since my parents
took me to my first Broadway
showwhen I was 10. It’s scary and
sad to leave my friends and most
of all my parents, who have been
such a support system; not having
thema mere 10 minutes away is
going to take some getting used
to.
And as bittersweet as it is to
leave this paper, it’s heartbreaking
to leave them. While I’ll always
treasure the education I got at
Luzerne County Community
College, everything I amI learned
fromyou, Momand Denny.
You will be missed every single
day …but at least this is what it
took for you two to finally get cell
phones! (I promise, you’ll thank
me.)
And finally, thank you, NEPA,
for reading the Weekender, and in
turn, my writing, for the past six
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An ending,
a beginning
John Popko & I at a Weekender Halloween party many
moons ago.
Myself, former Staff Writer Stephanie DeBalko &
Account Executive Shelby Kremski at this year’s
Readers’ Choice.
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news of the weird
By Chuck Shepherd
Weekender Wire Services
THE LITIGIOUS SOCIETY
– If Megan Duskey’s parents
had been with her that night in
2010, they perhaps would have
insisted she (dressed as the comic
book hero Silver Spectre) not try
to slide down the railing during
the Halloween-themed ball at
Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton
hotel, but she did slide down, and
she fell four floors to her death.
Nonetheless, in July 2012, the
parents filed a $500,000 lawsuit
against Hilton and other entities,
claiming that the death of Ms.
Duskey at age 23 was the hotel’s
and the sponsors’ fault.
IRONIES
– Karma: (1) In July a 30-year-
old man suspected of skipping
out on a bar bill at the Hilton
Garden Inn in Manchester, N.H.,
did not make it far. As he tried to
hop an iron fence, he impaled his
leg and eventually required eight
firefighters to rescue him using
hydraulic cutting tools. (2) Greys-
ton Garcia, 26, who was cleared
of murder charges in January
under Florida’s “stand your
ground” defense (even though he
had chased the victim more than a
block to stab him to death after
the man took his radio), was
inadvertently killed in June by
random gang gunfire in Miami.
– Csanad Szegedi, a member of
the European Parliament repre-
senting the anti-Semitic Jobbik
Party of Hungary (a party whose
presidential candidate described
Jews as “lice-infested”), resigned
in August after admitting that he
had learned two years earlier that
his own mother was (and there-
fore he is) a Jew. Initially, Szegedi
tried to quash the revelation via
bribery but eventually resigned,
apologized and vowed to pay
respects at Auschwitz.
ALL INTHE MIND
– Mark Worsfold, 54, a former
British soldier and martial arts
instructor, was sitting along a
road on July 28 watching the
Olympic men’s cycling race when
he was detained because police
on security alert said his “behav-
ior” had “caused concern.” Ac-
cording to a report in The Guardi-
an, Worsfold, after being hand-
cuffed and taken to a police sta-
tion, was told he was arousing
suspicion because he “had not
been seen to be visibly enjoying
the event,” to which he replied,
truthfully, that he has Parkinson’s
disease, which causes facial rigid-
ity. (After two hours of detention,
he was released without charges.)
– Dennis Brown, 55, was ar-
rested in August in Tyler, Texas,
after police saw him taking pic-
tures, surreptitiously, of women
and high school girls near Robert
E. Lee High School. Since people
in public spaces generally have no
legal expectation of privacy,
Brown could not normally be
charged with a crime. However,
Brown admitted to police that the
mundane photos of the clothed
women were for his sexual enjoy-
ment. He was perhaps unaware of
a Texas Penal Code provision that
requires consent for any type of
photo of another person if it is for
“sexual gratification” (a motive
that, regarding ordinary pho-
tographs, is nearly impossible to
prove — unless the accused vol-
unteers it).
PERSPECTIVE
Problems of the First World:
Third World teenagers often must
deal with conscription, sweatshop
labor and life as street beggars,
but in affluent New York City
(according to a June report in The
New York Times), a major anx-
iety of teen and almost-teen girls
is having to endure sleepaway
summer camp with hairy legs.
Said celebrity makeup designer
Bobbi Brown, “If she’s going to
be in a bunk with all these girls,”
and “insecure” about lip or leg
hair, “You do whatever you can
do to make her feel good.”
(Seemingly drawing on the Times
story, Uni K Waxing of New York
City announced a July-only spe-
cial – with girls 15 and under
receiving a 50 percent discount
on bikini-waxing.)
RECURRINGTHEMES
As the frenzied pace of con-
temporary life becomes less
appealing, Dull Men’s Clubs have
grown since their News of the
Weird mention in 2007. A July
Wall Street Journal dispatch from
Pembroke, Mass., revealed recent
themes for that club’s excitement-
challenged members, including
why one of them carries a spoon
everywhere and the old standbys
of which way toilet paper should
hang and the wisdom of a city’s
street grid system. DullMen-
sClub.com has about 5,000 mem-
bers who always, according to
legend, “think inside the box”
about such topics as remembering
to keep their staplers filled and
which way, in airports around the
world, luggage carousels turn
(clockwise or counter- clock-
wise).
THE PERVO-AMERICAN
COMMUNITY
Christian Hobbs, 44, was ar-
rested in Salem, N.H., in August
after a woman discovered him
underneath her mobile home,
looking up at her through a hole
in the floor of her bathroom. The
woman said Hobbs had sold her
the home two years ago and re-
cently done some handyman
work for her, leading to this unau-
thorized modification. Police said
Hobbs had taken cellphone video
of the woman and her toddler in
the bathroom and that the food,
beverages and tissues found un-
derneath the home suggested that
Hobbs had been there for as long
as two days. W
From a July report on NewZimbabwe.com (motto: “The Zimbabwe News You
Trust”): On July 11, as many as 26 women in two villages presided over by
Chief Njelele of Gokwe awoke missing their panties, which were later found in
a heap down the road, with 17 pairs “positively identified” by the victims. Just
as the chief was making arrangements to bring in a “prophet” to find the evil
local “wizard,” a huge owl swooped down a few feet away and carried off a
dog. “It’s mind-boggling what’s going on in the area,” the chief said.
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speak and see
POETIC
King’s College Events:
(133 N. River St., Wilkes-Barre,
570.208.5900, www.kings.edu)
•Campion Literary Society
Open Reading: Sept. 20, 7 p.m.,
Regina Court (N. Main St., King’s
College). Poems, short stories,
drama, creative nonfiction. Bring
original works or work of publish-
ed authors. Info: ext. 5487
•Campion Literary Society
Writing Workshop: Sept. 26, 3:30
p.m., Sheehy-Farmer Campus
Center, King’s College. Free.
Hour-long, informal. Themed,
open to public. Info: ext. 5487
NewVisions Studio &Gallery
(201Vine St., Scranton,
www.newvisionstudio.com,
570.878.3970)
•Writers Showcase: Sept. 8, 7
p.m. Chicago-based fiction writer
Eugene Cross, Scott Thomas,
Lisbeth Herr Gelatt, Richard
Aston, Jennifer Matarese, Lauren
Stahl. Free, books available for
sale. Complimentary wine.
Pittston Memorial Library
(47 Broad St., 570.654.9565)
•Crochet Club: Tues. 10 a.m.-
noon, Thurs. 6-7:45 p.m., 12+,
registration required. Participants
bring their own crochet hook,
yarn. Call, stop to register.
•Basic Computer Class for
Adults: Thurs., 10:30 a.m. Call to
register.
•The Friends Meetings: 4th
Thurs. of month, 6:30 p.m. New
members always welcome.
•Family Story Time: Wed., 10
a.m.
•Attention Teens: Looking for
teen volunteers 6th grade+to help
with book logs.
•Adult Summer Reading:
Between the Covers: Adult fic-
tion, non-fiction. Private book
sale at end of summer.
•Bedtime Stories: Wrapped
books that kids can take home,
rate. Each returned rate slip en-
tered to win prizes.
•Lego Club: Starting Sept. 17,
meets Mon., 4 p.m. Wait list only,
call.
•“ATaste of Greater Pittston”
Fundraiser to Library building
fund: Sept. 23, 2-5 p.m. Tastings
of homemade wine, “Greater
Pittston’s Choice” award present-
ed, samples of appetizers, entrees,
desserts by area restaurants. Mu-
sic by David and Ryan Joyce.
Hosted by Candace and Tom
Kelly. Raffle, tours. $30, call
654.9565, ext. 25; e-mail lisa-
joyce67@hotmail.com.
STACKS Writing Group
Every other Tues., 6 p.m., The
Banshee, (320 Penn Ave., Scran-
ton). Info: stackswriting-
group@gmail.com
VISUAL
AFAGallery (514 Lackawanna
Ave., Scranton: 570.969.1040 or
Artistsforart.org)
Gallery hours Thurs.-Sat., 12-5
p.m.
•“Users” Russ Noto: Sept.
6-28. Opening reception Sept. 7,
6-9 p.m.
ArtWorks Gallery (502 Lack-
awanna Ave., Scranton.
570.207.1815, artworksne-
pa.com)
Summer Hours:
Tues.-Fri., 11a.m.-3
p.m., Sat., 11a.m.-2
p.m.
•“Riverworks III”
Lackawanna River Corri-
dor Association, Cele-
brating 25 Years: Sept. 6-29.
Opening reception Sept. 7,
6-9 p.m. Theme is the river
and its watershed. Info:
lrca.org
Camerawork Gallery
(Downstairs in the Marquis
Gallery, Laundry Building,
515 Center St., Scranton,
570.510.5028. www.camerawork-
gallery.org, rross233@aol.com)
Gallery hours Mon.-Fri., 10
a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
•Cameraphone Show: Sept.
7-Oct. 2. Opening reception Sept.
7, 6-8:20 p.m. Call for info.
Dietrich Theatre (downtown
Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500)
•“Many Expression of Folk
Art:” through Aug., during sched-
uled movie times or by appoint-
ment. Free.
Everhart Museum(1901Mul-
berry St., Scranton, PA,
570.346.7186, www.everhart-
museum.org)
Admission $5 adults; $3 stu-
dents/seniors; $2 children 6-12;
members free.
•“BEEyond,” featuring an
artistic exploration via the lens of
photographer Rose-Lynn Fisher,
and “Directing Sunbeams: Bee-
keeping in Northeast Pennsylva-
nia:” through Sept. 3.
•“Titanic: Explore the Legend
&100 Years of History:” through
Sept. 3, Gallery13.
Gallery at the Pocono Com-
munity Theater (88 S. Courtland
St., East Stroudsburg,
570.421.3456. poconocommun-
itytheater.org)
Gallery hours: Mon.-Thurs.,
3:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 3:30-11
p.m.; Sun., 12:30-9 p.m.
•“Mediterrania” Paintings of
the Amalfi Coast &Mediterrane-
an Region by Thomas Augusta:
through Oct. 21. Front gallery.
•Local photographers James
Chesnick and John Kopp: through
Oct. 21. Back gallery.
Hope Horn Gallery (Hyland
Hall, University of Scranton,
570.941.4214)
Gallery Hours: Sun.-Fri.,
noon-4 p.m.; Wed., 6-8 p.m.
•“The Lackawanna Iron Fur-
naces of Scranton, Pennsylvania:
History, Art, Heritage:” Sept.
7-Nov. 6. Lecture Sept. 7, 5-6
p.m., Pearn Auditorium, Brennan
Hall. Public reception, 6-8 p.m.,
gallery. Tours of The Estate, Sept.
8, 2 p.m.
Luzerne County Historical
Society Museum(69 S. Franklin
St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.823.6244,
lchs@epix.net)
•“The Wonderful Story of
Planters Peanuts:” through Oct.
27.
Mahady Gallery (Marywood
University, 570.348.6211x 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.
•4 x 8 Landscapes: Furniture
by Paul Ludick: Sept. 4-Oct. 14.
Artist’s reception Sept. 15, 6-8
p.m.
Marquis Art and Frame (515
Center St., Scranton,
570.344.3313)
•Linda Keck Exhibit “Water-
color Explorations:” through
Sept. 5.
Marquis Art &Frame (122 S.
Main St., Wilkes-Barre,
570.823.0518)
Gallery hours Mon.-Sat., 10
a.m.-5 p.m.
•“Two Travelers” work by
Mary Lou Steinberg and Kate
Senunas: through Sept. 8.
The MaslowStudy Gallery
for Contemporary Art (Mary-
wood University, first floor,
Shields Center for Visual Arts,
570.348.6211ext. 2428, mary-
wood.edu/galleries)
Hours: Mon., Thurs.,
Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tues.-
Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.;
Sat.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.
•Selections fromThe
MaslowCollection
NewVisions Studio &Gal-
lery (201Vine St., Scranton,
www.newvisionstudio.com,
570.878.3970)
Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun.,
noon-6 p.m. and by appoint-
ment.
•The Northeast Photog-
raphy Club and Joe Kubic
Group Show: through Aug. 29.
•Selected: Keystone Alumni
Group Exhibit: Sept. 7-29. Open-
ing reception Sept. 7, 6-10 p.m.
Complimentary food, drink. 3-D
sculpture, drawings, paintings,
photographs, more by Sean Cos-
tello, Matt Mroz, Alex Seeley,
Erica Simon, Sara Snodgrass,
Michael Swanson.
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.
•Igor Khazanov Paintings and
Brother Kenneth Chapman “Cele-
bration of Life:” through Sept. 22
Schulman Gallery (2nd floor
of LCCCCampus Center, 1333 S.
Prospect St., Nanticoke, www.lu-
zerne.edu/schulmangallery,
570.740.0727)
Gallery hours: Mon.-Fri., 9
a.m.-5 p.m.
•“Pennsylvania Artisans”
Exhibit: through Sept. 6. Glass,
pottery, sculptures, painting,
more.
•Photography Exhibit: Sept.
14-Oct. 11
Sordoni Art Gallery at
Wilkes University (150 S. River
St., Stark Learning Center,
570.408.4325)
Gallery hours: Tues.-Sun.,
noon-4:30 p.m.
•“Rosalyn Richards: Recent
Works:” through Oct. 21. Recep-
tion Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m. Large-
format graphite, ink drawings,
etchings.
STARGallery at the Mall at
Steamtown (570.969.2537/
343.3048)
•“Flexi-Visions Art,” photog-
raphy and oil paintings, with
Thomas Gavern and Mildred
Williams: through Sept. 30. First
Friday reception, Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Refreshments, live music.
Suraci Gallery (Marywood
University, 570.348.6211x 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.
•9x9x3: NewVisions-Textile
Study Group of NewYork: Sept.
4-Oct. 14.
The Vintage Theater (326
Spruce St., Scranton, info@scran-
tonsvintagetheater.com)
•Various pieces fromHeidi
Van Lueven &Jenna Casaldi:
Sept. 7-30. Opening reception
Sept. 7, 6-10 p.m., includes light
fare, drink and live music.
Widmann Gallery (Located in
King’s College’s Sheehy-Farmer
Campus Center between North
Franklin 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.
•“Anthracite Miners and Their
Hollowed Ground:” through Sept.
28. 300 hexagon-shaped historical
illustrations of mining in NEPA
by local artist Sue Hand. Artist
discussion Sept. 14, 6-8 p.m. W
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By Stephanie DeBalko
Weekender Staff Writer
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ext week, I’m
going to start a
five-day vegan
cleanse, and
while I’m doing that, I’m
planning my fall wardrobe,
full of scarves, lace and
riding boots. When I’m done
with the cleanse, I’m making
brownie batter dip, cake batter
cheesecake bars and skinny
baked potato soup, either to
take to a party or to binge on
by myself.
And I got every single part
of that plan from one place:
Pinterest.
“What the heck is
Pinterest?” is a question you
may have been asking yourself
since the social networking
website gained popularity over
the past few months, and a
couple of weeks ago I might
have been right there with you.
But when I started actively
“pinning” things as part of
my research for this story, I
found that the virtual pinboard
revolutionized the way I think
about baking, decorating and
even the way I do my hair. Not
only can I bookmark things
I see on the web, I can also
find ideas I never would have
thought of on my own.
Once you join Pinterest
— which once required an
invitation but no longer
does — you’re free to start
browsing the pins either by
how recently they’ve been
posted or by category, like
women’s fashion, tattoos and
weddings. Each pin is a photo
that links back to wherever
it came from: Ablog, retail
website, etc. You can repin
other people’s pins, and the
photo will still link back to the
original content.
And as you start pinning,
you build boards. For
example, I have a recipe board
called “Get In My Belly” and
a fashion inspiration board
called “Blue Sunday.”
“It is different from
bookmarking because it’s
organized into categories,
and it is visual,” said Mariel
Yuhas, a NEPAnative
currently living in Oregon,
who is a regular pinner.
“Maybe I have three sweet
potato recipes, and as a
bookmark, they might say
‘Stephanie’s sweet potatoes,’
‘best sweet potatoes’ or ‘my
mom’s sweet potatoes.’ If they
were bookmarked, I would
have to call up a webpage to
see which was which, but with
Pinterest, I have a snapshot
that makes the recipe I want
recognizable.”
Collection
conception
T
he accessibility and
visual component
is what makes
Pinterest so addicting —
and make no mistake, it
is addicting. I find myself
checking it when I wake up
in the morning and when
I’m going to bed. So does
Amanda Greene of 98.5 KRZ,
who declared Pinterest “an
obsession.”
“I resisted in the beginning,
too,” she said. “I was like,
‘Oh, that seems too time
consuming, I don’t want to
have anything to do with it.’
And then once I started, I was
sucked in.”
But at least it’s a useful
addiction.
“It raises the bar … I’m
a crafty person, so I take a
lot of these ideas, and I use
them,” Green said, referring
to the infinite amount of pins
relating to do-it-yourself
projects, crafts and fashionable
ensembles. “So if you’re
someone who likes to cook or
likes crafts or is into projects,
it’s your paradise, because
there are endless ideas on
here.”
And part of its appeal is the
fact that it’s got everything
— it’s not just a baking blog
or a retail outlet. You can just
as easily have a board about
leather booties as you can
about books and movies you
want to read and see.
Curating those varied
interests is part of what the
founders had in mind when
they established the site.
We tried to set up an
interview with someone from
the company, but they couldn’t
accommodate because,
according to a representative,
they’re “very product-focused
A lush landscape like this is achievable with the help of tips and
tricks found on Pinterest.
Curate your interests
with Pinterest
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at the moment,” which points
to the growth they’re trying
to build. But in a private
YouTube video they provided
us, co-founder Evan Sharp
made the following statement:
“I think that was our big,
big revelation, the idea that
curating is actually a form of
creation; that choosing what
to include in a collection or
what not to include is actually
choosing a point of view.
And that collecting is not just
personal, but it’s actually a
way of expressing how you
see the world, and that that, in
turn, that expression of how
you see the world, compels
other people to curate their
point of view.”
This was something Yuhas
noticed after using the
platform for a short time.
“I feel like as I develop
my boards I’m curating an
image of myself based on my
interests around the web,” she
shared.
In fact, “curate” is a buzz
word that seems to be thrown
around quite a bit when
referring to Pinterest.
Not-
so-risky
business
T
he same curated
collections that
can tell a lot
about a person can also work
wonders for a business.
“Alot of the social media
outlets out there – Twitter,
Facebook, LinkedIn – there’s
a lot of text going on,” said
Mike McGinley, search
engine marketing manager at
local eCommerce solutions
provider Solid Cactus and an
avid pinner. “When you’re on
Pinterest, you’re constantly
looking at all these different
photos, and that’s what people
love — people love images
of people and things and
products; they don’t just want
to read text. So it’s a great
way for potential and existing
customers to be linked back to
your website via Pinterest.”
McGinley did note that
he hopes the largely female-
driven content will soon
expand to appeal to both
genders more consistently, but
in the meantime, he thinks the
site has potential.
“Pinterest very much
complements both Facebook
and Twitter, but I don’t see it,
even over the next six months
or the next year, as being
just a top dog in the world of
social media,” he said. “I think
there’s still a lot of work to be
done, and I think there’s still
a lot of awareness to be raised
about Pinterest, really. It’s a
funky kind of platform, but I
think it will be useful down
the road.”
Sara Tompkins, search
engine optimization specialist
at Solid Cactus, agreed, and
she also seemed to have a
lot of faith in the platform
— in both the individual and
business senses.
“Alot of people have mixed
views on Pinterest,” she
said. “I, for one, love it, and
I think it’s great, and I really
hope that it does pull
through
as far as social media goes.
Because I don’t know if you
remember Google Plus, that
was something everybody was
so excited about … When they
finally realized what it was
and got on it, they were kind
of bored.
“And a lot of people say that
Pinterest is along the same
lines, where it’s a fad, but I
don’t think that at all because
people are always going to be
visual and people are always
going to want to engage,
especially with their brand
and the brands that they’re
loyal to.” W
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Clockwise from top: Elaborate hairstyles become less intimidating with the help of tutorials available through Pinterest.
Thanks to Pinterest, it’s easier than ever to turn doors like this into a headboard or coffee table.
Home updates are easier when you know what not to do thanks to previous Pinterest pinners.
Your recipe repertoire will be infnitely expanded with the food and drink listings on Pinterest.
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t starts small, just a ripple
in the water. Then, ripples
become waves.
That’s how it was for
Wilkes-Barre post-rock four-
some Empire of the Sea. Be-
fore there was a band, there
were just two friends, guita-
rists Bill Check and Mike
Flaherty, jamming out togeth-
er in their spare time. Soon
enough, the noise they made
attracted others, namely drum-
mer Michael Tyahur and Fla-
herty’s bassist brother Patrick.
Soon, EOTS was formed and
the full-length album “Fath-
oms” was released.
That was back in 2010.
Since then, EOTS has been on
hiatus, its members’ attentions
divided among various other
music projects. Anyone who’s
ever dropped a pebble into a
pond knows, though, that one
ripple follows another. Now,
EOTS is back and, this time,
its members say it’s here to
stay.
“When we first started, it
was basically just a studio
project,” Mike Flaherty said.
“It was my brother Patrick
who motivated us to bring it
back. He really brought it to
life as an actual live band,
and we have a serious routine
now, practicing and whatnot.
This band is the main focus
for all of us now.”
On Sunday, Sept. 2, EOTS
will play the 11:15 p.m. slot at
The Keys in Scranton as part
of the 7th Annual Steamtown
Original Music Showcase.
What’s more, the performance
will double as a kick-off for
the release of the band’s latest
album, “Skywatchers.”
Out of the water and into
the air, the new EP sees
EOTS leaving behind the
nautical themes of its prede-
cessor in favor of an invented
mythology featuring a family
of four birds — Mother
Hawk, Father Owl, Sister
Sparrow and Brother Crow —
for whom each of the album’s
four tracks are named.
“The whole concept of the
band originally came out of
the fact that I’m a big fan of
naval history and literature.
The music on ‘Fathoms’ re-
flected that,” Flaherty ex-
plained. “For ‘Skywatchers,’
we wanted a more upbeat
approach, something that
sounded lighter, airier. That’s
really where the new theme
came from.”
An even more striking de-
parture from the status quo
established on “Fathoms” is
the band’s new approach to
vocals. That is to say, there
aren’t any. While “Fathoms”
featured Flaherty singing on
almost all of its eight tracks,
the emphasis of “Skywatch-
ers” is squarely on the music
itself.
Describing the band’s
sound, Flaherty cites instru-
mental rock groups like Rus-
sian Circles, Pelican and Ex-
plosions in the Sky as influ-
ences. At the same time, he
feels EOTS has an advantage
over many ambient music
artists, in that the band stress-
es the importance of structure
in its songwriting, rather than
relying solely on atmospher-
ics.
Still, Flaherty acknowledges
that EOTS’ decision to per-
form as an instrumental group
may be a barrier for some
audience members.
“It puts us at arm’s length,”
he said. “We can’t get into
certain places or play certain
venues because our music
doesn’t fit a type. I feel like
if people just tried to be a
little more open-minded, it
would give musicians like us
a chance.”
Hoping to win over local
audiences regardless, EOTS is
offering the EP as a free
download through the group’s
Bandcamp.com page, in addi-
tion to selling “Skywatchers”
in CD form.
“We just want to get the
music out there so people can
enjoy it,” Flaherty said. “We
write it ourselves, we record
it ourselves. We put every-
thing into these songs. We
just want people to hear
them.” W
Empire of the Sea
takes to the air
By Bill Thomas
Weekender Correspondent
Empire of the Sea is part of the 7th annual Steamtown
Original Music Showcase.
PHOTO BY KEITH PERKS/1120 STUDIOS
The cover of the band’s
latest EP.
Empire of the Sea CD release,
Sat., Sept. 2, 11:15 p.m., The
Keys (244 Penn Ave., Scran-
ton) as part of Steamtown
Original Music Showcase. $10
via Ticketfly.com, 21+. Info:
facebook.com/empireofthesea,
steamtownshowcase.com
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700 N. Wyoming St., Hazleton
570.861.0510
www.wiltsiecenter.org
- Art Garfunkel: Oct. 6, $37-$62
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day of.
BREWS BROTHERS WEST
75 Main St., Luzerne
570.283.1300
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Pittston location at 1705 River St.
- Locket Love: Sept. 7, 9 p.m., $5, 18+
COVE HAVEN
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- The Charlie Daniels Band: Sept. 2
- Billy Gardell: Sept. 23
- Chef Brian Duffy: Oct. 5-6, Oct. 19-20
- Justin Willman: Nov. 18
CULTURE SHOCK
- Sept. 8, noon-10 p.m., Nay Aug Park,
Scranton, free. Featuring Aayu / Lila
Ignite / Nelson / STA / B. Funk /
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and acoustic artists
F.M. KIRBY CENTER
71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre
Phone: 570.826.1100
- Doo Wop “Plus”: Sept. 28, 7 p.m.,
$29.50-$49.50
- Celtic Thunder: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.,
$65-$75
- Primus 3-D: Oct. 16, 8 p.m., $42.10-
$52.85
- Jackson Browne / Sara Watkins: Oct.
18, 8 p.m., $39-$66
- Hal Holbrook: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $45-
$55
- Straight No Chaser: Oct. 27, 8 p.m.,
$36.45-$46.70
- Bruce Hornsby: Nov. 2, 8 p.m.,
$29.50-$75
- Liza Minnelli: Nov. 3, 8 p.m., $69-$150
- Brian Regan: Nov. 10, 8 p.m., $39.50
- Shaolin Warriors: Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.,
$45.95-$56.70
- Paul Anka: Dec. 7, 8 p.m., $49.55-
$138.10
- Buddy Valastro’s “Homemade for
the Holidays:” Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $25-$45
- Irish Tenors: March 8, 8 p.m.,
$39.50-$59.50
- Joan Rivers: April 27, 8 p.m., $39-
$47
KILDARE’S IRISH PUB
119 Jefferson St., Scranton
- Black47: Sept. 9, 9 p.m., $20 at door,
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KIWANIS WYOMING
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Phone: 570.836.9992
www.wyomingcountyfair.com
- Colt Ford / Leah Burkey: Sept. 1, 7
p.m., $5-$15
- New Hollow: Sept. 2, 7 p.m., $5-$15
MAUCH CHUNK OPERA
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14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe
570.325.0249
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- Childhood’s End (Pink Floyd tribute):
Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $22.85
- The Allentown Band: Sept. 2, $8-$15
- CBW (Coryell, Bailey, White): Sept. 8,
8 p.m., $28
- Real Diamond (Neal Diamond trib-
ute): Sept. 15, 8 p.m., $23
- Enter the Haggis: Sept. 22, 8 p.m.,
$23
- The Fishtank Ensemble: Sept. 27, 8
p.m., $15
- Ted Vigil’s Tribute to John Denver
Tribute: Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $25
- The Lyra Trio: Sept. 30, $25
- Pianist Dr. George Fiore: Oct. 5, $15
- The Battlefield Band: Oct. 6, $15
- Donna The Buffalo: Oct. 12, $25
- Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband:
Oct. 13, 8 p.m., $24
- Manhattan Lyric Opera: Oct. 14, 5
p.m., $25
- Jonathan Edwards / Michael Martin
Murphey: Oct 19, 8 p.m., $34
- Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective:
Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $24
- Swearingen & Kelli: Oct. 21, 6 p.m.,
$12
- The Badlees: Oct. 26, 8:30 p.m., $17
- Badge (Eric Clapton tribute): Oct. 27,
8 p.m., $23
- Claire Lynch and the Front Porch
String Band: Nov. 9, 8:30 p.m., $20
- The “The Band” Band “Last Waltz”
Celebration: Nov. 10, 7 p.m., $8 p.m.
- Start Making Sense / The Great
White Caps: Nov. 17, 8:30 p.m., $20
MOHEGAN SUN ARENA
255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre
Twp.
- American Idol Live: Sept. 6, 7 p.m.,
$29.50-$65
- Eric Church / Justin Moore / Kip
Moore: Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. $37.50-
$47.50
- TNA Impact Wrestling World Tour
Live: Sept. 16, 6 p.m. $20-$53
- Dayglow Life in Color: Sept. 20,
$57.60-$84.45
- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey:
Barnum Bash: Nov. 1-4, TIMES VARY,
$33.85-$93.75
- Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: The Best
LIVE Tour Ever: Dec. 2, 2 p.m., 5 p.m.
$26-$60
- Monster Jam: March 8-10, TIMES
VARY, $34.55-$50
- Sesame Street Live: Elmo’s Super
Heroes: March 15-17, TIMES VARY,
$20.60-$40.10
MOUNT AIRY CASINO
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44 Woodland Rd., Mount Pocono
Phone: 877.682.4791
www.mountairycasino.com
- Draw the Line (Aerosmith tribute):
Sept. 2, 7 p.m., Free Admission
- Sandra Bernhard: Sept. 22, 8 p.m.,
$20-$30
- Michael Feinstein: Oct. 6, 8 p.m.,
$30-$40
- Stylistics: Oct. 20, 8 p.m., $30-$40
- The Trammps: Nov. 24, 8 p.m.,
$20-$30
PENN’S PEAK
325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe
866.605.7325 or visit pennspeak.com.
- Live Wire / Completely Unchained:
Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $30
- Safetysuit / Taylor Berrett: Sept. 9,
7:30 p.m., $20.25
- Tracy Lawrence: Sept. 14, 8 p.m.,
$28-$43
- Screening of “The Last Ride, a story
of Hank Williams:” Sept. 16, 7 p.m.
- Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Sept. 21, 8
p.m., $32
- Rubix Kube: Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $28
- Herman’s Hermits / Peter Noone:
Oct. 5, 8 p.m., $27-$42
- Tanya Tucker: Oct. 14, 8 p.m., $29-
$44
- Paul Revere and the Raiders: Oct.
26, 8 p.m., $27-$42
- Martina McBride: Oct. 28, 8 p.m.,
$62-$85
- Uriah Heep: Nov. 1, 8 p.m., $22
- Umphrey’s McGee / The Bright Light
Social Hour: Nov. 2, 8 p.m., $27.50
- Ryan Pelton: Nov. 9, 8 p.m., $22-$37
- Lonestar: Nov. 16, 8 p.m., $49.25-
$65.25
- Dark Star Orchestra: Nov. 21, 8 p.m.,
$32
- Travis Tritt: Nov. 30, 8 p.m., $37-$52
- Blue Oyster Cult: Dec. 7, 8 p.m.,
$35.75
- The Lettermen: Dec. 8, 8 p.m., $27-
$42
- Ernie Haase / Signature Sound: Dec.
9, 7 p.m., $20-$35
- Rita Coolidge: Dec. 15, 8 p.m., $19-$34
POCONOTES LLC
888.800.POCO
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- Spencer Bohren w/ Ed Randazzo &
Bret Alexander: Sept. 15, 8 p.m., Tripp
House (1011 N. Main Ave., Scranton).
$20 advance via Duffy Accessories
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(137 Wyoming Ave., Scranton) or via
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RIVER STREET JAZZ CAFE
667 N. River St., Plains
Phone: 570.822.2992
- Mike Miz: Aug. 30, 8 p.m.
- Anders Osborne: Aug. 31, 9 p.m.,
$15-$25
- Misty Mountain (Led Zeppelin trib-
ute): Sept. 1, 8 p.m., $5-$10
- Cabinet: Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $8-$12
- Ol’ Cabbage (Phish tribute): Sept. 8,
8 p.m., $5-$8
- Miz / Big Daddy Love: Sept. 14, 8
p.m., $8-$12
- Suze / Flabberghaster: Sept. 15, 8
p.m., $5-$8
- Royal Scam (Steely Dan tribute):
Sept. 22, 7 p.m., $10-$15
- Alan Evans Trio / XVSK: Sept. 26, 9
p.m., $12-$18
- Brothers Past: Sept. 27, 8 p.m.,
$10-$15
- The Woody Browns Project / Muppet
/ The Big Dirty: Sept. 29, 8 p.m., $5-$8
SCRANTON COMMUNITY
CONCERTS
Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St. Scranton
Phone: 570.955.1455, lackawanna.edu,
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Prices vary, student and group rates
available
- Emmy Lou Harris: Sept. 19, 7 p.m.,
$45-$55
- Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks:
Oct. 19, 8 p.m., $20-$30, $15 students
- The Virgin Consort: Dec. 6, 7 p.m.,
$20, $15 students
- Tim Warfield’s tribute to Shirley
Scott: March 22, 8 p.m., $25-$30, $15
students
- The Four Freshmen: April 20, 8 p.m.,
$25-$30, $15 students
SCRANTON CULTURAL
CENTER
420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton
Phone: 888.669.8966
- “Resurrection:” A Rock Opera star-
ring The Glass Prism: Oct. 7, $31.35
- Lewis Black: Running on Empty: Oct.
25, 8 p.m., $42.85-$68.40
- The Midtown Men: Jan. 18-20, times
vary, $37-$57
- Celtic Woman: March 19, 7:30 p.m.,
$59
SHERMAN THEATER
524 Main St., Stroudsburg
Phone: 570.420.2808, www.sherman-
theater.com
- Steve Vai / Beverly McClellan: Aug.
29, 7:30 p.m., $30-$45
- Barstool Blackout F*ckin Foam:
Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $30
- Wu-Block: Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $30
- Keller Williams: Sept. 28, 9 p.m., $20
advance, $22 day of
- Medeski, Martin & Wood: Oct. 11, 8
p.m., $25-$32
- Falling In Reverse / Enter Shikari / I
See Stars / Letlive: Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.,
$18 advance, $20 day of (on sale 8/31,
10 a.m.)
7TH ANNUAL STEAMTOWN
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steamtownshowcase.com
- Sept. 2, 6 p.m. at various venues in
downtown Scranton. Features Graces
Downfall, My Pet Dragon, Super Bob,
The Ballroom Thieves, OurAfter,
more. $10 GA, via ticketfly.com, 21+.
TOYOTA PAVILION AT
MONTAGE MOUNTAIN
1000 Montage Mountain Road, Scran-
ton
- Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 18, 7 p.m.,
$50.85-$185
VINTAGE THEATER
326 Spruce St., Scranton
info@scrantonsvintagetheater.com
- Grand reopening Party ft. A Fire
With Friends / Days In Transit / Zach
Graham / Matt Montella, more: Sept.
14
- Those Clever Foxes/ Edelweiss /
Shop Local: Sept. 22
- Lesser Animals EP release / The
Chet Williams Band / Halfling: Sept. 29
- Deep Squad: Oct. 6
- Aayu / The Van Allen Belt: Oct. 12
- Masquerade Dance Party ft. The
Great Party / Shayfer James: Oct. 26,
all-ages
- Eye On Attraction: Nov. 3
- EWW Yaboo / Kid Icarus / Mock Sun:
Nov. 10
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3421 Willow St., Philadelphia
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Billy Currington
Rodney Atkins
Gaither Vocal Band
Phone: 215.LOVE.222
- Steve Angello: Sept. 7, 8 p.m.
- Barstool Blackout Tour Foam: Sept.
14, 9 p.m.
- Hatebreed: Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.
- Nightwish: Sept. 16, 8 p.m.
- Amon Tobin: Sept. 17, 8 p.m.
- Tyga: Sept. 21, 8:30 p.m.
- Down: Sept. 26, 8 p.m.
- The Afghan Whigs: Sept. 27, 8:30
p.m.
- Minus the Bear: Sept. 28, 8:30 p.m.
- Two Door Cinema Club: Sept. 29, 8
p.m.
THE FILLMORE AT THE
TLA
334 South St., Philadelphia
Phone: 215.922.1011
- Safetysuit / Taylor Berrett: Sept. 7,
7 p.m.
- Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft
Orchestra: Sept. 10, 7 p.m.
- Kendrick Lamar / Ab Soul / Jay
Rock: Sept. 13, 7 p.m.
- Owl City: Sept. 14, 7 p.m.
- David Nail / Drake White / Matt
Gary: Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
- Beats Antique: Sept. 21, 8 p.m.
- Epic Kings & Idols Tour ft. Katato-
nia / Devin Townsend, more: Sept.
22, 6 p.m.
- Gossip: Sept. 25, 7 p.m.
KESWICK THEATER
Easton Road-Keswick Ave, Glenside,
Pa.
Phone: 215.572.7650
- Steve Vai / Beverly McClellan: Aug.
30, 8 p.m.
- Joe Jackson Band: Sept. 18, 7:30
p.m.
- Beth Orton: Sept. 25, 8 p.m.
- Wynonna Judd / The Big Noise:
Sept. 28, 8 p.m.
- The Fab Faux (Beatles tribute):
Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
- Medeski, Martin & Wood: Oct. 4,
7:30 p.m.
MANN CENTER
52nd and Parkside, Philadelphia
Phone: 215.893.1999
- Bon Iver: Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
TOWER THEATER
69th and Ludlow Sts. Upper Darby
Phone: 610.352.2887
- Bloc Party / Ceremony: Sept. 15, 8
p.m.
- Metric: Sept. 22, 7 p.m.
- David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept. 27,
8 p.m.
TROCADERO
10th & Arch St, Philadelphia
Phone: 215.336.2000
- Kreator / Accept / Swallow The
Sun: Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
- Michael Kiwanuka: Sept. 20, 8 p.m.
- Morbid Angel / Dark Funeral /
Grave: Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
SUSQUEHANNA BANK
CENTER
1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, NJ.
Phone: 609.365.1300
- The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 14, 6:30
p.m.
- Florence & the Machine: Sept. 18, 7
p.m.
- Kiss / Motley Crue: Sept. 19, 7 p.m.
- Gotye / Missy Higgins / Jonti: Sept.
29, 7 p.m.
WELLS FARGO CENTER
Broad St., Philadelphia
Phone: 215.336.3600
- Peter Gabriel: Sept. 21, 8 p.m.
- Rush: Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m.
ELSEWHERE IN PA
BRYCE JORDAN CENTER
Penn State University, State College,
Pa.
Phone: 814.865.5555
- Tiesto: Oct. 8, 7 p.m.
- Carrie Underwood / Hunter Hayes:
Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
CROCODILE ROCK
520 Hamilton St, Allentown
Phone: 610.434.460
- Melvins: Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
GIANT CENTER
950 Hersheypark Dr., Hershey
Phone: 717.534.3911
- Brad Paisley / The Band Perry /
Scotty McCreery: Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
HERSHEYPARK STADIUM
100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Hershey
Phone: 717.534.3911
- Rock Allegiance feat. Stone Temple
Pilots / Three Days Grace / Seether /
Buckcherry / Daughtry / Fuel /
Puddle of Mudd / Black Stone Cherry
/ Foxy Shazam and more: Sept. 1
SANDS BETHLEHEM
77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem
- Buddy Guy / Jonny Lang: Sept. 7, 7
p.m.
- Gabriel Iglesias: Sept. 13, 8 p.m.
- Kansas / King’s X: Sept. 14, 8 p.m.
- Celtic Thunder: Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.
- Larry The Cable Guy: Oct. 6, 6 p.m.
and 9 p.m.
- Tiesto: Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
NEW YORK / NEW JERSEY
BEACON THEATER
2124 Broadway, New York, NY.
Phone: 212.496.7070
- Dead Can Dance: Aug. 29-30, 8 p.m.
- Roxette: Sept. 2, 8 p.m.
- Il Volo: Sept. 4, 7:30 p.m.
- The Fresh Beat Band: Sept. 8, 9, 18
and 19, TIMES VARY
- ZZ Top: Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m.
- Nightwish/ Kamelot: Sept. 15, 8 p.m.
- Tedeschi Trucks Band: Sept. 20-21, 8
p.m.
- David Byrne / St. Vincent: Sept.
25-26, 8 p.m.
BETHEL WOODS CENTER
Bethel NY
www.bethelwoodscenter.org
- Bob Dylan / Ben Harper: Sept. 2, 8
p.m.
- Southside Johnny & The Poor
Fools: Sept. 8, 8 p.m.
HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
311 W. 34th St, New York, NY.
Phone: 212.279.7740
- Amon Tobin: Sept. 14, 8 p.m.
THE FILLMORE AT IRVING
PLAZA
17 Irving Place, New York, N.Y.
Phone: 212.777.6800
- The Heavy: Aug. 30, 7 p.m.
- Potato: Sept. 9, 11:59 p.m.
- Owl City: Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.
IZOD CENTER
50 State Rt. 120
East Rutherford, N.J.
- Justin Bieber: Nov. 9, 7 p.m.
RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL
1260 Ave. of the Americas, NY, NY
Phone: 212.307.717
- Bon Iver: Sept. 19-22, 8 p.m.
ROSELAND BALLROOM
239 52nd Street, New York, NY.
Phone: 212.777.6800
- Dethklok / Lamb of God / Gojira:
Aug. 29, 6 p.m.
BORGATA HOTEL AND
CASINO
Atlantic City, NJ
Phone:1.866.MYBORGATA.com
- Gabriel Iglesias: Aug. 31, 8 p.m.
- Cheap Trick: Aug. 31, 9 p.m.
- Train: Sept. 1, 8 p.m.
- Il Volo: Sept. 1-2, 9 p.m.
- Chris Tucker: Sept. 2, 8 p.m.
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compiled by Nikki M. Mascali,
Weekender Editor
Devil went down to Lakeville
75-year-old country rock legend Charlie Daniels, known best for
the number one country hit “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,”
was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2009 along
with Chet Atkins, Billy Cox, Dick Dale, Victor Feldman, Fred
Foster, Paul Riser, and Toto.
The Charlie Daniels Band will be performing rock, country,
bluegrass, blues and gospel — all quintessentially Southern
music — at Cove Haven Entertainments Resorts on Sept. 2.
For more information on tickets, visit covepoconoresorts.com.
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River Street Jazz Caféé: Misty Mountain
Rox 52: Free Jukebox
Ruth’s Chris: live music in the lounge
Senunas’: DJ Hersh
Slate: Phenomenal Beer Pong
Stan’s Caféé: Jax
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Ohh Wee
Breakers, Mohegan Sun: UUU
Metro: Jazz Brunch with Angelo Mirglia, Big Daddy Dex
Mount Airy: Labor Day Carnival
Woodlands: 40 something w/ The Tones & DJ Godfather during
intermission
Valley With a Heart: Mr.Echo - Holy Child Grove, Sheatown
V-Spot: Gong Show Karaoke
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Mount Airy: Labor Day Carnival
Tommyboy’s: Free Jukebox
Woodlands: Bartender Deck Party
Valley with a Heart: Mr. Echo – Rain Date
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Grotto, Edwardsville: Game Show Mania w/ DJ Mike Walton
Grotto, Harvey’s Lake: Strawberry Jam Duo
Hops & Barleys: Aaron Bruch
Jim McCarthy’s: Karaoke
Metro: Open Mic
Ole Tyme Charley’s: Jackstock 18 – Broken Roads, Jax, Oz,
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Sounds of a Time Machine w/ Tommy Bruno of Kartune & DJ
Fiyawerx
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English glam-rock band The
Darkness is back following a
long hiatus and a fall that was
nearly as spectacular as its initial
rise to fame.
After inimitable lead singer
Justin Hawkins left the band in
2006 due to personal issues, the
remaining members soldiered on
as The Stone Gods, but never
achieved much success or gar-
nered much attention. However,
as has been the case with so
many other bands, fans had rea-
son to rejoice last year as it was
announced that the band’s origi-
nal lineup was reuniting and a
new album would be forthcom-
ing.
The Darkness’ music has al-
ways walked a line between
tribute and parody, and “Hot
Cakes” is no different, blending a
healthy dose of AC/DC with
Queen, tied together with a devil-
may-care attitude and a complete
lack of concern for doing any-
thing other than having a good
time. Anyone questioning wheth-
er The Darkness would stick to
that chosen formula would need
look no further than the raunchy,
raucous opening track “Every
Inch Of You,” whose thinly
veiled themes are enough to
make just about anyone roll their
eyes.
As the album progresses, that
theme follows for many of the
other songs, such as “With A
Woman” or “Concrete.” Howev-
er, the band does expand its
horizons just a bit, with tracks
such as the Dokken-esque “Street
Spirit (Fade Out),” poppy hooks
on “Forbidden Love” and epic
album closer, “Love Is Not The
Answer” showing some real
growth and progression beyond
the band’s core sound.
“Hot Cakes” is a wonderfully
non-serious album in a world
where fans and critics take al-
bums much too seriously. While
it may not win an award for in-
novation, “Hot Cakes” is full of
catchy rhythms that listeners
easily will find themselves hum-
ming along to. It’s unlikely that
we’ll ever see a concept album or
rock-opera type piece from The
Darkness; this album is enough
to prove to everyone that there is
some real talent behind the fal-
setto screams and buzzsaw gui-
tars.
-- Michael Irwin
Weekender Correspondent
RATING:
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The Darkness
“Hot Cakes”
ALBUM REVIEWS
Darkness 'Cakes' on fun
charts
8. Gotye/Kimbra: “Somebody
That I Used To Know”
7. Neon Trees: “Everybody Talks”
6. Maroon 5/Wiz Khalifa: “Pay-
phone”
5. Demi Lovato: “Give Your Heart
A Break”
4. Rihanna: “Where Have You
Been”
3. Calvin Harris/Ne-Yo: “Let’s Go”
2. Ellie Goulding: “Lights”
1. Katy Perry: “Wide Awake”
Top at 8 with Ralphie Aversa
1. Trey Songz: “Chapter V”
2. Kiss: “Destroyer (Resurrected)”
3. Lynyrd Skynyrd: “Last of a Dyin’
Breed”
4. DJ Khaled: “Kiss The Ring”
5. The Darkness: “Hot Cakes”
6. Various artists: “Now 43”
7. Hellyeah: “Band Of Brothers”
8. Rick Ross: “God Forgives, I
Don’t”
9. In This Moment: “Blood”
10. 2 Chainz: “Based on a T.R.U.
Story”
Top 10 Albums at Gallery of Sound
Mark Tremonti certainly didn’t need to
make a solo record. As guitarist for bands
like mega-successful 1990’s anthem-spew-
ers Creed and its successor, Alter Bridge,
he’d already cemented himself among the
elite of post-grunge shredders.
What makes Tremonti’s solo debut, “All
I Was,” special, though, is its marriage of
infectious metal-infused riffing and soul-
baring headspace, all without that tinge of
sanctimonious pretense that often drags
himdown playing behind Creed’s Scott
Stapp. This is Tremonti’s declaration of
independence, and it rocks hard.
This is easily the heaviest project Tre-
monti, who also handles vocals quite capa-
bly here, has ever been involved with.
Opener “Leave It Alone” bubbles with a
dark sense of melody and crushing licks,
setting the stage for pure modern-rock ear
candy. “So You’re Afraid” can be interpret-
ed as an amalgamof Exodus-like thrash
sweetened with a soaring Breaking Benja-
min-style chorus, rivetingly alluding to the
song’s lyrical insecurities.
Elsewhere, “Brains” steals a page from
Sevendust’s syncopated, bottom-bounced
rhythms, while “NewWay Out” reveals
Tremonti’s inner songwriter —the song’s
cascading clean/distorted shades echoing
his fight for answers to an unknown future
as his pristine vocal vibrato carries the line
“I hope that there’s just some other way
out.”
“All I Was,” simply put, is all Tremonti
is. He makes a defining musical statement,
culling the best sonic aspects of his past
work, combining themwith his desire to be
heard as an individual and unleashing the
results with gale-force confidence. If you
liked anything at all this guy’s done up until
now, you’ll love this.
-- Mark Uricheck
Weekender Correspondent
Tremonti
“All I Was”
Rating: W W W W
Tremonti comes
into own
Since forming in 2005, the always
eclectic rock and hip-hop outfit Flo-
bots have been spreading their message
through music. The concept of fusing
music with politics isn’t a new one,
but it is something Flobots — Jesse
Walker, Kenny Ortiz, Mackenzie Gault,
Jamie Laurie and Stephen Brackett —
have done consistently throughout the
duration of their career.
The group recently released the
long-awaited “The Circle In The
Square” via Shanachie Entertainment
on Aug. 28. The creation of this latest
effort unexpectedly coincided with the
first day of Occupy Wall Street in
New York. As the band entered the
studio to record, what was happening
in New York, among other political
issues, provided the setting for the
album.
Flobots’ music is always a unique
blend of alternative rock, hip-hop and
profound message. Laurie, also com-
monly known as Jonny 5, is an in-
credibly talented MC. His passion for
politics and music are evident on this
release. His spoken-word approach on
each track is meshed with inventive
rock and is backed by the occasional
vocals of his bandmates.
The album’s title track seems to
grow more intense as the song goes
on, as Flobots engage listeners with
each word. The rest of the tracks
switch from aggressive rock to catchy
hip-hop, making Flobots undeniably
versatile.
“Gonna Be Free” is an intoxicating
and upbeat track that’s a highlight, but
there are many standouts on this 15-
song record, which gives “The Circle
In The Square” an overall likeability.
--- Lisa Schaeffer
Weekender Correspondent
Flobots blend rock,
hip-hop & the profound
Flobots
“The Circle In The Square”
Rating: W W W
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By Nick Delorenzo
Special to the Weekender
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hat’s in a game? Quite a
bit, as it turns out.
You might have en-
countered it already in certain
Facebook apps, when using Four-
square or on any number of pro-
gressive websites.
Foursquare is a great example.
Whoever has checked in the most
times at a given location be-
comes the “Mayor” of that loca-
tion.
While the idea on Foursquare’s
part is to drive more use of the
platform, businesses have latched
on to the idea, offering deals and
promotions to frequent visitors.
That’s a very basic example, and
the tip of a far larger and more
interesting iceberg.
It’s called “Gamification,” a
concept in which aspects of
games — scores, rewards, etc. —
are applied to something other
than a game — actions you take
on a website, for example. It’s
starting to gain serious traction
— so much so that educational
institutions like the University of
Pennsylvania are offering courses
on Gamification and its applica-
tions.
Companies like Nike have
taken the concept to the next
level with Nike+, an app that
uses the GPS and accelerometer
capabilities of modern phones to
track the user’s running progress
and that of friends, allowing
them to compete for rewards.
Nike+ also offers its users
milestones — earn NikeFuel by
running or walking, for example,
and its system will award badges
and trophies that can be shared
and seen by other users.
For Nike, as a business, this
means that their customers are
being actively incentivized to
continue to purchase Nike prod-
ucts, which brings in direct reve-
nue, and to utilize Nike apps and
websites, constantly exposing
them to Nike’s marketing mess-
ages.
But the process can be even
simpler.
Users can be directed to differ-
ent areas of a website on “Easter
egg hunts” to make them more
aware of products, features or
marketing messages.
They can be rewarded for
frequent visits, or for taking
actions that generate value or
content.
Achieving goals is one of the
reasons people enjoy playing
games. By applying those con-
cepts to everyday tasks, it’s pos-
sible to simultaneously improve a
user’s experience and to subtly
“push” them towards desired
actions or tasks.
People also enjoy competition.
An otherwise mundane action
like posting a message is subtly
changed when people are ranked
or rated for the number of com-
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Nick DeLorenzo is director of
interactive and new media for
The Times Leader. E-mail him
atndelorenzo@timesleader.com.
Give 'Gamification' your attention
Foursquare is a great example of ‘Gamification.’
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A
ccording to legend, there
is a very hairy, very
horny terror that stalks
the woods. Though many say
it’s just a myth, its victims are
all too aware of its twisted,
murderous perversion. It is, of
course, the dreaded sexsquatch
— a beast with a sexual appe-
tite as large as its fabled feet.
It’s also the title of an independ-
ent horror film that premieres
Thursday, Aug. 30 at Cinema &
Drafthouse in Hazleton.
“Sexsquatch” is the latest
creation from the mind of Chris
Seaver of Warlock Home Video.
The 60-minute movie premiers
as part of a double-feature with
another of Seaver’s films, “Geek
War,” which the creator de-
scribes as, “a dripping, moist
love letter to everything geeky.”
Hardly a newcomer to the
independent horror movie scene,
Seaver has a long and storied
past that goes back more than
20 years.
“I’ve been making movies
since I was 7,” he said during a
phone interview. “Started Low
Budget Pictures when I was 14,
and then closed that down last
year when I started Warlock.”
In total, “Sexsquatch” is just
one of nearly 50 features Seaver
has worked on, noting that,
“Through the years, I’ve made
well over a hundred shorts.”
He’s even worked on produc-
tions for Troma Entertainment
and Lloyd Kaufman.
Audiences should know be-
forehand, however, that “Sex-
squatch” is definitely not for
kids.
“I don’t know how people are
going to take these movies,”
Seaver said while discussing the
movie’s sex scenes and “ex-
tremely vulgar, salty language.”
“This is going to be very in-
teresting as people sit down to
eat while watching ‘Sex-
squatch.’”
For the uninitiated, the Cine-
ma & Drafthouse is like dinner
and a movie merged into one.
Rather than the usual theater
seating, there are rows of tables
lined up facing the big screen.
Viewers can order food and
alcoholic beverages from their
table as they are served
throughout the movie. And
though there’s no nudity, be-
tween the gore and vulgarity, it
might not be something audi-
ences would care to stomach
along with a burger and fries.
For the right crowd, however,
it’s probably going to be a blast
— especially for people like
Varla Darling.
Darling is the person most
responsible for bringing these
movies to the Cinema & Drafth-
ouse. Aside from an acting role
in “Sexsquatch,” she’s also cred-
ited as its makeup artist.
“I love horror movies, and I
also really like comedy movies,”
Darling shared in a sit-down
interview with the Weekender.
“But I don’t like stuff like
‘Blades of Glory,’ or any of the
other cookie-cutter movies that
we’re pumping out nowadays. I
like campy, slapstick, really
over-the-top stuff that can’t
really happen. Stuff like ‘Ear-
nest.’”
Darling became a fan of
Seaver’s after watching one of
his movies.
“It had pretty much every-
thing I love about horror and
comedy movies.”
From there, she attended
horror movie conventions, like
Monster-Mania Con in Cherry
Hill, N.J., where she first met
Seaver a few years ago.
“I didn’t go all fangirl on
him, but I was very excited to
finally meet him,” she recalled.
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'Sexsquatch' on the
loose in Hazleton
“Geek War” + “Sexsquatch,”
Thurs., Aug. 30, 8:30 p.m.,
Cinema & Drafthouse (131 W.
Broad St., West Hazleton). $5
admission, all ages, 21+ to
drink. Info: facebook.com/
events/268306849944312/,
cinemaanddrafthouse.com
The cast of ‘Sexsquatch,’ a film that will premier at Cinema & Drafthouse in Hazleton.
By Dale Culp
Weekender Correspondent
“This is going to be
very interesting as
people sit down to
eat while watching
‘Sexsquatch.’”
Director Chris Seaver
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movie review
I
n the opening moments of
“Premium Rush,” our hero,
Wilee, the Columbia Uni-
versity law student turned in-
trepid bike messenger played by
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, waxes
poetic on riding pell-mell
through New York’s busy
streets. There’s no stress on his
face as he battles noise, pedes-
trians and taxi cabs.
Can anyone remember the
last time Gordon-Levitt looked
at ease? He’s an outstanding,
versatile actor who — twee
Web videos with Zooey Des-
chanel aside — inevitably grav-
itates toward the somber. Even
“50/50” and “(500) Days of
Summer,” his recent extended
visits to lightweight fare, had
the heavy touches of cancer
and romantic anguish. Millions
more, of course, know Gordon-
Levitt from his fine work in
Christopher Nolan’s “Inception”
and “The Dark Knight Rises,”
two of the moodiest, most in-
sightful blockbusters to hit the
summer multiplex circuit in
recent years.
Watching Gordon-Levitt
nimbly avoid rush-hour traffic
and pedal away from bad guys
is surprising. Not as much,
though, as “Premium Rush”
being a fun, surprisingly smart
flick. It won’t turn the actor
into a bigger name; the movie
only made $6.3 million at the
box office this weekend, good
for seventh place. That’s fine.
By continuing to exhibit com-
mon sense regarding projects,
even popcorn fare, Gordon-
Levitt has increased audience
goodwill. It’s a little gesture
with long-term benefits. Con-
sider this: When was the last
time you were excited to see a
movie featuring Nicolas Cage
or Gerard Butler?
In “Premium Rush,” Wilee
must deliver an envelope from
his girlfriend’s roommate (Jamie
Chung) that is desired by NYC
detective Bobby Monday (Mi-
chael Shannon). Just as Wilee
takes off, Monday demands the
envelope. The young man re-
fuses, prompting the cop to
chase the renegade cyclist —
brakes and gears get you killed,
man — all through the city’s
nooks and crannies. Can Wilee
ride like hell and get the deliv-
ery to its recipient by 7 p.m.?
Will he reconcile with his
tough-talking, hard-riding girl-
friend (Dania Ramirez), who
wants a life beyond the bike?
Will Wilee beat his workplace
rival (Wole Parks), a well-
groomed braggart who refers to
himself in the third-person?
Veteran director-screenwriter
David Koepp (“Ghost Town”)
has such fun with the material
that predictability doesn’t mat-
ter. He and co-writer John
Kamps play with the beat-the-
clock storyline, jumping back
and forth to provide back-
ground on the characters, in-
cluding Shannon’s unhinged
detective. Though the city and
its tight spaces serve as an
entertaining obstacle course,
Koepp loves showing its seedier
side, where nail salons and
bingo parlors house the under-
world’s featured players. And it
helps that Koepp doesn’t turn
the volume up to 11. The pace
is crisp. The camerawork is
sharp and quick without in-
ducing dizziness, a miracle for
a movie aimed at the Mountain
Dew community.
Gordon-Levitt, on his gravitas
sabbatical, is fine in the lead,
though no one will put this in
his growing greatest hits collec-
tion. The real standout here is
Shannon (“Revolutionary
Road”) whose eye-popping,
foam-at-the-mouth performance
gives the energetic proceedings
a bracing shot of menace. It’s
another element that pushes
“Premium Rush” beyond being
a teen-friendly chase movie on
two wheels. All Gordon-Levitt
has to do is ride. No wonder
he looks relaxed.
For more of Pete’s cinematic
musings, please visit
whatpeteswatching.blogspot.
com or follow @PeteCroatto.
By Pete Croatto
Weekender Correspondent
Rating: W W W
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, left, and Dania Ramirez in a scene from ‘Premium Rush.’
Nothing pedestrian
about 'PremiumRush'
Gordon-Levitt plays Wilee, a New York City bike
messenger in the film.
reel attractions
Wasn’t this already done … and called
‘Bridesmaids?’
Well, I bet he’s handy around the house.
Opening this week:
“Lawless”
“The Day”
“The Possession”
Coming next week:
“The Words”
“Bachelorette”
“Branded”
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ALL ABOARD
Steamtown National Histor-
ic Site Visit www.nps.gov/stea for
train schedule or call 570.340.5200
• The “Scranton Limited:” Wed.-Sun.
30 minute rides depart from Round-
house boarding area Wed., 10:30 &
11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m. A historic
steam locomotive operates Thurs.-
Sun. 10:30 & 11:30 a.m., 1:30 & 2:15 p.m.
$3 per person, all ages 6+.
BAZAARS/FESTIVALS
•10th Annual Scandinavian
Craft Fair Sept. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.,
Central Volunteer Fire Hall (574
Westcolang Road, Lackawaxen).
Sponsored by Bernt Balchen Lodge
No. 566 Sons of Norway. Vendors:
Rosemaling, needlecrafts, jewelry,
gifts and specialty items, food and
baked goods, flea market. Music,
craft demonstrations, ethnic food at
Nordic cafe. Info: 570.685.1477
• 25th Annual Felittese
Festival Sept. 7-9. 2-mile race/fun
walk Sun., all money raised benefits
the organization, Prince of Peace
Parish, other local charities. Info:
facebook.com/FelitteseAssociation
• La Festa Italiana Sept. 1-3,
Courthouse Square, Scranton. Info:
lafestaitaliana.org
• Pocono Garlic Festival Sept.
1-2, Shawnee Mountain Ski Area. Info:
poconogarlic.com
• Stroudfest Sept. 1, Sherman
Theater (524 Main St., Stroudsburg).
Info: shermantheater.com
BENEFITS / CHARITY
EVENTS
American Cancer Society
• Drink To Pink Fundraiser for
Making Strides Against Breast Can-
cer: Sept. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Midtown
Sports Bar & Grill (Dupont). Drink
specials, live music, raffle baskets.
Minimum $5 donation. Accepting
donations for raffles. Info: mcfad-
den289@gmail.com, find Facebook
Event, Drink To Pink
• Making Strides Against Breast
Cancer of Wyoming Valley: Oct.
American Lung Association
• Fight For Air Kick Off Luncheon:
Sept. 13, noon-1 p.m., Uno’s Restau-
rant, Dickson City. RSVP required,
call 570.823.2212, leave names/num-
bers of all attending. To register for
Fight For Air Walk, visit lungnfo.org/
Scranton.
The Boys & Girls Club of
NEPA
• Boys & Girls Club of NEPA Kick-off
Event: Sept. 13, 8:30 a.m., The Wood-
lands Inn (Route 315, Wilkes-Barre).
RSVP by Sept. 3; 570.342.8709, ext. 110
or jkalasinksi@bgcnepa.org.
Good Life Golf Classic Aug. 31,
9 a.m., Sand Springs Golf Course (10
Clubhouse Dr., Drums). $80/person,
$320/team. Benefits Clifton R. Lewis
Good Life Foundation. Info:
480.658.7534, crlgoodlife.org/
events--sponsors.html
Hughestown Hose Company
(30 Center St., Hughestown, 654.4188,
hughestownfiredept.com)
• Annual Pig Roast & Craft Beer
Fest: Sept. 1, 5-10 p.m. $20 for food
and music, $25 for food, refresh-
ments, and music, $25 advance
tickets or $30 at the door. 25 differ-
ent refreshments available including
Susquehanna Brewery.
Kick It For A Cause Kickball
Tournament Sept. 8, 8 a.m.,
Birchwood Hills Field, Plains. $20/
person, 10 people/team. Ages 12+.
Participants receive T-shirt, food. To
register, call 570.899.4090. Rain date
Sept. 29. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout
Troop 100, Osterhout Free Library
North Branch. Info: osterhout.info
“Laughter with A Purpose”
A Benefit for Michael Meoni
Sept. 15, AFA Art Gallery, 2nd floor
(514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton). $20,
tickets time specific; shows at 8 p.m.,
10 p.m., available at door. Here We
Are In Spain, Unorganized Business,
Mike Simon, Fire With Friends, Bren-
dan Regan. Basket raffles, refresh-
ments. To pre-order tickets, call
570.604.1874. Proceeds go to Meoni,
diagnosed in March 2011 with Acute
Myeloid Leukemia.
Make-A-Wish (800.480.WISH,
www.wishgreaterpa.org)
• Yoga for Wishes: Sept. 7, 5:30-7:30
p.m., 103 Rotary Dr., West Hazleton.
One hour of yoga, 30 minutes of
meditation, refreshments, raffle.
Bring yoga mat, water bottle. $10. For
info, contact Mystic Power Yoga,
570.582.YOGI, 401.5790.
Northeastern Pennsylvania
Race for the Cure 5K Coed
Run/Walk Sept. 8, registration 6
a.m., race 8:30 a.m., Courthouse
Square, Scranton. Must register, race
bibs must be worn. Rain or shine. To
register, for info: komennepa.org
Safe Haven Dog Rescue
(www.SafeHavenPa.org, Safe-
Haven@epix.net)
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ACROSS
1 Padlocked fastener
5 Pigpen
8 Human heart, basically
12 Always
13 Before
14 Sandwich cookie
15 Note from the boss
16 Staff with robots?
18 Ape, e.g.
20 Pie-in-the-face sound
21 - de deux
22 Same (Pref.)
23 Verbalizes, Biblically
26 Weather conditions
30 White wine aperitif
31 Stir-fry pan
32 Trotted
33 Mosque leader’s
office
36 “The Silence of the -”
38 “- Impossible”
39 Help
40 Thingamajig (Var.)
43 Enliven
47 Quite close
49 “American -”
50 Gangster’s
subordinate
51 Dress in
52 Tiers
53 Hosiery woe
54 Suitable
55 Slave to crosswords?
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1 Rope fiber
2 State with conviction
3 Big truck
4 On time
5 Airplane furniture
6 Verifiable
7 Nevertheless
8 Cheerleader’s prop
9 Caspian Sea feeder
10 Transcending (Pref.)
11 Versifier
17 Bone (Pref.)
19 Backrub response
22 Sort
23 Enjoy Aspen
24 Intention
25 Playwright Levin
26 Miler Sebastian
27 Branch
28 Bill
29 Type measures
31 Lbs., ozs., et al.
34 Acting out wordlessly
35 Teeny bit
36 Roman 52
37 Put on a pedestal
39 Regarding
40 Showbiz jobs
41 Part of the loop
42 Old portico
43 On
44 Commotions
45 It may be painted red
46 Otherwise
48 Oklahoma city
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F
ew things say “Amer-
icana” quite like a vin-
tage jean jacket. Some-
thing about it conjures up im-
ages of rock ’n’ roll, regrettable
eagle tattoos and the open road.
And, really, what’s more Amer-
ican than the open road?
With their new clothing com-
pany, Vagabonds USA, Amer-
icana is exactly what NEPA
natives Jackie and Hannah (last
names withheld upon request)
hope to evoke.
“The cool thing about denim
is it’s a staple, but it goes
through all these different phas-
es depending on what’s going
on in the culture and what’s
fashionable,” Hannah said. “It
changes with the culture but it’s
always popular.”
The look is retro-punk hipster
meets outlaw-biker chic: Vin-
tage denim vests and jackets
colored with dyes and bleach,
adorned with metal studs and
emblazoned with patches. Each
item boasts several patches
bearing the names of far-off
destinations like Las Vegas and
Boston. The idea is to live up
to the sense of aimless adven-
ture the name “Vagabonds
USA” suggests.
Despite that unifying theme,
Jackie and Hannah feel their
creations are diverse enough to
appease a variety of tastes.
Describing the Vagabonds USA
collection as “eclecticism with
a whimsical twist,” the pair
strives to give each item its
own unique identity by design-
ing them with motifs refer-
encing American pop-culture
iconography.
Examples include a jacket
called “The American Dream”
inspired by professional wrestler
Dusty Rhodes, a vest called
“Goosebumps” inspired by the
eponymous children’s books
from author R.L. Stine and
another vest called “Punky
Brewster” inspired by, well,
guess.
“A lot of them start out as us
just joking around,” Jackie said
“It all comes about really orga-
nically. Sometimes we have an
idea in mind before we make a
jacket, and sometimes we’re
just having fun naming them
after the fact.”
The inspiration for this busi-
ness venture came from Jackie’s
extensive collection of patches,
acquired over the course of
countless family vacations start-
ing in childhood. Slapping them
on everything from jackets to
backpacks, Jackie said her
patch-crazy wardrobe never
failed to start conversations and
garner compliments.
After hearing the question
“Where did you buy that?”
enough times from strangers,
the idea of recreating Jackie’s
signature style as a clothing
line proved too promising to
pass up. After a quick name
change — the pair added an
“s” to the name Vagabond USA
when they found that Internet
domain name already taken —
Vagabonds USA was born earli-
er this year.
The process of creating a
Vagabonds USA piece can be
long and labor intensive. Every-
thing is sewn, stitched, dyed,
bleached and studded by hand
by Jackie and Hannah them-
selves. As a result, each item is
also one-of-a-kind.
“When you factor in the time
it takes gathering all the materi-
als, there’s a lot of work in-
volved. All of our stuff is re-
purposed items from vintage
stores and second-hand stores.
A lot of it is things we just
find,” Hannah said.
“Some of the patches are
newer. Some are very old.
We’ve found old Girl Scout
sashes and used the patches
from them. One time, I went
into a vintage store and asked
the lady there if they had any
patches and she said, ‘No, I
don’t think so.’ Then I found a
shoebox full of them. It’s a lot
of fun hunting these things
down.”
Prices for vests and jackets
range from $35 to more than
$100, but the pair plans to
branch out with different kinds
of items for different budgets,
including rucksacks and banda-
nas. The focus, however, will
remain on the theme of travel.
“I’m always looking for a
Wilkes-Barre patch,” Hannah
said. “I can never find one.” W
As the name might suggest, Vagabonds USA is inspired by the open road.
Red, white and denim
NEPA-based Vagabonds USA
offers Americana-style attire
By Bill Thomas
Weekender Correspondent
Info: vagabondsusa.com
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theater listings
ACTORS CIRCLE AT
PROVIDENCE PLAYHOUSE
(1256 Providence Rd, Scranton, reser-
vations: 570.342.9707, actorscir-
cle.org)
• “Bell, Book & Candle:” Sept. 21-23,
28-30. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
$12/general, $8/seniors, $6/students.
Special preview performance Sept.
20, 8 p.m., $8/general, seniors, $6/
students.
APPLAUSE THEATRE CO.
(applausetheatre.webs.com, applau-
setheatre@gmail.com)
• Looking for director submissions,
volunteers, call for info.
• Open Casting Call for “The Wizard
of Oz:” Sept. 4-5, 6-9 p.m., Seton
Catholic (37 William St., Pittston; do
not call school). Male, female, ages
8+. Be prepared to read from script.
Music provided or come prepared.
No memorized monologues. Head
shots a plus, photographer will take
head shots for director. Non-fee
production. Info: 570.313.2548.
• “The Wizard of Oz:” Nov. 9-11, 16-17.
Grand opening production.
• “Winter Wonderettes:” Dec. 14-16
ARCHBALD HISTORICAL
SOCIETY
(614-3628)
• Casting call for original historical
play “The Death of an Innocent Man:”
Sept. 5, 7 p.m., Old Town Coffee Shop
(452 N. Main St., Archbald). All ages
welcomed. Info: Call Director Domin-
ick Azzarelli, 346.6179.
DIETRICH THEATRE
(60 E. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock,
570.996.1500, dietrichtheater.com)
• Dietrich Children’s Theatre Pre-
sents “The Fairy Wife of Llyn Y Fan
Fach:” Sept. 7, 10 a.m.; Sept. 8, 11 a.m.
Free. Call to reserve or tickets at
door.
THE HOUDINI MUSEUM
THEATER
(1433 N. Main Ave., Scranton,
570.342.5555)
• Psychic Theater’s “Haunted! Mys-
teries of THE Beyond:” Nightly
through Sept. 15, curtain rises 7 p.m.
$35. Reservations required. 3 hours
or longer. For info, visit PsychicThea-
ter.com, call 570.383.9297.
JASON MILLER
PLAYWRIGHTS’ PROJECT
(570.344.3656, SubVerseAphrodesia-
.com, nepaplaywrights@live.com)
• Dyonisia Festival: Sept. 20-30. Two
alternating programs of 6 new short
plays by local writers inspired by the
theme “Apocalypse.”
• “The Resurrection of Campbell
Colgate” by Sarah Regan: Nov. Multi-
media staging of new play in proc-
ess.
LACKAWANNA COLLEGE
(Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scran-
ton)
• “The Marvelous Wonderettes:”
Feb. 8, 8 p.m. $25-$30, $15 student.
MPB COMMUNITY
PLAYERS
(mcgroganj@gmail.com, 570.454.0175)
• Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cin-
derella:” Sept. 28-30, Trinity Lutheran
Church, Hazleton
MUSIC BOX PLAYERS
(196 Hughes St., Swoyersville:
570.283.2195 or 800.698.PLAY or
musicbox.org)
• Auditions for “The TV Guide Musi-
cal:” Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Singers/actors
(ages 15+) asked to prepare audition
song. Performances in Oct.
• “The Great American Trailer Park
Musical:” Sept. 21-23, 28-30, Oct. 5-7.
Fri.-Sat., bar opens 6 p.m., buffet
served 6:30 p.m., curtain 8 p.m. Sun.,
bar opens 1 p.m., buffet served 1:30
p.m., curtain 3 p.m. Dinner/show:
$37-$39; show only: $18-$20.
THE PHOENIX
PERFORMING ARTS
CENTRE
(409-411 Main St., Duryea,
570.457.3589, phoenixpac.vpweb-
.com, phoenixpac08@aol.com)
• “Through the Looking Glass:” Sept.
1, 2 & 7 p.m. $10, $8/students. Pre-
sented by Phoenix Kids.
SHAWNEE PLAYHOUSE
(570.421.5093, theshawneeplay-
house.com)
• “They’re Playing Our Song:” Ongo-
ing until Sept. $28/adults, $25/se-
niors, $15/children. Call/visit website
for tickets, show times, more info.
• S.T.A.R.S. on Stage: through Aug.
31. Shows 10 a.m. $5. Summer pack-
age, 7 shows, $30.
• Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest
Hits: through Sept. 2. $28/adults,
$25/seniors, $15/children. Call/visit
website for tickets, show times, more
info.
THEATRE AT THE GROVE
(5177 Nuangola Rd., Nuangola,
570.868.3582, grovetickets@fron-
tier.com, nuangola-grove.com. $20/
musicals, $18/plays, season pass/$50.
BYOB)
• “My Way: A Musical Tribute to
Frank Sinatra:” Sept. 7-8, 14-15, 8 p.m.,
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novel approach
W
hen your jailed ex-
pimp is the closest
thing you’ve got to a
husband, it’s probably a sign
that your life could use
some revamping. But for a
good portion of Laura Lipp-
man’s “And When She Was
Good,” protagonist Heloise
Lewis doesn’t seem to take
this fact into consideration.
Or perhaps she’s incapable
of understanding how inher-
ently messed up it is, con-
sidering the life she was
brought up in. She drifts
from an abusive, abhorrent
father to an addict boyfriend
happy to let her dance and
turn tricks on the side until
she finally meets Val, a
pimp who unknowingly fa-
thers her son.
When Val gets busted for
murder, Heloise eventually
uses her prison visits with
him to act as his protege,
learning how to build her
own business. And she shifts
from prostitute to prostitute/
madam with great ease, liv-
ing life on the outside in a
soccer-mom community as a
single mom who received a
windfall from a dead hus-
band.
But Heloise, or Helen as
she was once known in a
former life, is skating on
thin ice. Her high-end busi-
ness may be lucrative, but
it’s also a juggling act which
doesn’t allow for many peo-
ple to get too close. And
when people from her past
life start dying, she realizes
the cops may be the least of
her worries.
The beauty of “And When
She Was Good” is the fact
that Lippman is able to con-
struct a novel that has all
the guilty pleasure elements
of a “Fifty Shades of Grey”
type of storyline with the
writing to back it up. It may
be about sex, lies and be-
trayal, but Lippman’s book
never feels corny or forced
— only engaging and, at the
end, suspenseful.
The book also has the
paradoxical balance between
housewife and hooker. They
may deal in different cur-
rencies — a home, a dia-
mond, a car versus cold,
hard cash — but both have
fundamental similarities. Yet
one is celebrated and the
other is often viewed as
morally repugnant. There is
the underlying feeling that
Lippman is using this book
as a commentary on the
injustices of that tug of war.
The fact that she treats He-
loise as any single mom
struggling to maintain a
relationship with her son’s
father and running her own
business speaks to that idea.
Through her prose, Lipp-
man paints young Helen
with more vibrancy and per-
sonality than world-weary
Heloise, and yet this may
point to the fact that Heloise
has a much greater burden
to bear as an adult. And
even though she’s hardened,
sometimes even cold, the
reader is still on her side,
still wants her to come out
on top and prove them all
wrong.
“And When She Was
Good”
By Laura Lippman
Rating: W W W W
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'Good'
read
By Stephanie DeBalko
Weekender Staff Writer
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or those who have had the
privilege of traveling to
New Orleans, you know
the amazing food, music and
atmosphere are only the begin-
ning. For those who haven’t
made it there yet, a taste of the
Crescent City is coming to NEPA
Friday, Aug. 31 at the River
Street Jazz Cafe as homegrown
musician Anders Osborne takes
the stage.
This is the first time Osborne
will play in the area, only having
stopped in Philadelphia and
Lancaster previously, and he is
ready to bring his unique sound
to the Valley.
“I’m excited to be there,” said
Osborne. “It’s always great play-
ing in a new place. It’s great to
see people who have wanted to
see you for a long time.”
Osborne has been on the road
for about four years touring and
promoting his latest album,
“Black Eye Galaxy”, which has a
different twist from his previous
records.
“I like that it’s just two guitars,
bass and drums,” explained Os-
borne. “It’s mostly the road band
and I used that as the blueprint
for how I wanted it to sound.”
If you’re not familiar with his
music just yet, Osborne describes
his sound as “pure rock ’n’ roll.”
“If you listen to rock between
1969 and 1976, that’s me. I try to
be up to date but it’s hard for me
to do,” he shared. “That’s the era
I grew up in; that’s the music I
like.”
He lists classic acts like Led
Zeppelin, James Taylor, Neil
Young and the Grateful Dead as
ones closest to his musical styl-
ing, but living in New Orleans
for as long as he has, Osborne
couldn’t help but be influenced
by the music that defines the city.
He isn’t a jazz musician, but he
learned a thing or two from the
genre.
“I think that the freedom of
improvising and mixing styles
and influences is very common
in New Orleans,” he said. “It’s
not jazz, but I like the freedom of
jazz.”
As for Thursday’s show at the
Jazz Cafe, Osborne promised a
“pretty rocking” night.
“We crank it up pretty good;
we take our time, play tough and
heavy vintage style rock ’n’ roll.
We’ll also have an acoustic set,
make it a little bit more of a
balance. Hopefully it’ll be a
mixture of dancing, head banging
and grooves.” W
NOLA comes to NEPA
By Noelle Vetrosky
Weekender Correspondent
New Orleans-based musician Anders Osborne will
perform at the River Street Jazz Cafe Thursday.
Anders Osborne, Fri., Aug. 31,
10 p.m., River Street Jazz Café
(667 N. River St., Plains Twp.)
$15 advance, $25 day of. Info:
andersosborne.com, river-
streetjazzcafe.com,
570.822.2992,
PHOTO BY JERRY MORAN
“If you listen to rock between 1969 and
1976, that’s me. I try to be up to date but
it’s hard for me to do.”
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• Adoption Day: Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
at Wal-Mart, Route 940, Mt. Pocono.
Pre-Adoption Application with refer-
ences and home visit prior to adop-
tion required. Info: safehavenpa.org,
safehaven@epix.com.
West Pittston Library (200
Exeter Ave., www.wplibrary.org,
570.654.9847)
• Wine Tasting Event: Sept. 9, 2-5
p.m. $20/person, $35/couple. Info/
tickets: 883.7079
EVENTS
Camp Papillion Pet Adoption
and Rescue (570.420.0450, camp-
papillion.org)
• Stroudfest: Sept. 1, Stroudsburg.
Info: ShermanTheater.com
• The Big Bandingo at Petrizzo’s:
Sept. 8-9, 7 p.m., Petrizzo’s Restau-
rant (589 Milford Road, E. Strouds-
burg). $10. Music funfest. Jungle Tiki
Bar, camping food, beer, Pie-athalon,
raffles. Info: 588.6414
Commonwealth Medical
College Annual Golf Tourna-
ment Sept. 14, registration/conti-
nental breakfast 9 a.m., shotgun
start 10 a.m., Huntsville Golf Club,
Shavertown. Captain and crew for-
mat. $300/golfer; $1200/foursome,
includes 18 holes, golf shirt, 3 meals,
awards ceremony. Collared shirts,
slacks, Bermuda shorts required.
Info: 570.504.9619, thecommon-
wealthmedical.com/golf. If unable to
participate, want to donate: ndei-
tos@tcmedc.org. Proceeds will bene-
fit TCMC student scholarship fund.
Curtis Montz Film Series at
the F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre:
Showings Wed. 1 p.m. ($4), 7:30 p.m.
($6). Students $3 with valid student
ID.
• “Moonrise Kingdom” (PG-13): Sept.
12.
• “To Rome With Love” (R): Sept. 19.
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild:”
Sept. 26.
Dietrich Theater (60 E. Tioga
Street, Tunkhannock, 570.996.1500,
www.dietrichtheater.com) calendar
of events:
❏ Kids Classes:
❏ Intergenerational Classes:
❏ Adult Classes:
• Pottery for Beginners: 7-8:30 p.m.
Series 5, Aug. 29, Sept. 5. Ages 13+.
$60/class. All materials supplied. Call
to register.
• Decorative Painting: Noon-3 p.m.,
Aug. 29. Ages 16+. $20/class plus cost
of painting surface. Pre-registration
required, call to register.
❏ Special Events:
• Porgy and Bess Broadway Trip:
Sept. 12, departs Dietrich 8 a.m.,
returns 11 p.m. Show, dinner at Car-
mine’s. $220, includes ticket, bus,
dinner, tax, tips, contribution to
Dietrich.
Doug Smith Music (dougsmith-
bass@comcast.net, 570.343.7271)
• Aug. 31, 7-8:30 p.m., Riverside Park,
Dalton. Dixieland All-Stars featuring
Erin Malloy.
• Sept. 16, 6-9 p.m., Poetry and Jazz,
AFA Gallery (514 Lackawanna Ave.,
Scranton). Improvisational Ensemble.
First Presbyterian Church of
Clarks Summit (300 School St.,
570.586.6306, www.fpccs.org)
❏ Arts at First Presbyterian, free,
but donations accepted. Call or visit
website for info.
Funfest Sept. 8-9, downtown
Hazleton. Meatball/Christmas cookie
cook-off, Sept. 8, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. To
register, call 570.455.1509, e-mail
funfest@hazletonchamber.org. Info:
funfestpa.org
Infect Scranton Sept. 21-23,
Riverside High School, Taylor. Tickets
start at $20. Themed, fan-focused
ZombieCon. Life inside survivor
camp, vendors, artists seeking ref-
uge, short zombie films. Q&As, panel
discussions with celebrity guests.
Survivor Zombie Challenge 5K, Zom-
bie Pub Crawl, Zombie Brunch. Info:
infectscranton.com, @pazombiecon,
info@infectscranton.com

Irem Clubhouse Bridal
Showcase Sept. 9, noon, 64 Ridg-
way Dr., Dallas. Preview local wed-
ding styles. Hors d’oeuvres, refresh-
ments. Bridal vendors, bridal fashion
show by Bridal Chateau, door prizes.
Reserve: 570.675.1134, ext. 100, irem-
clubhouse.com
Jessup Fire Department,
Jessup Hose Company No. 1
(Station 31) / Jessup Hose
Company No. 2 (Station 25)
82nd NEPVFF Convention
and Parade Sept. 7-8, Jessup.
Sept. 7: Annual meeting, Station 31,
Fourth Ave.; Hospitality Night, Station
25, Hill St., entertainment, food,
games. Sept. 8: Convention voting;
memorial church services; brunch;
entertainment, food, games, parade.
Johnson College (3427 N. Main
Ave., Scranton)
• Cars on Campus 2012: Sept. 9,
gates 8:30 a.m., ends 3 p.m. Rain or
shine. All proceeds benefit Cars on
Campus Scholarship. To exhibit,
pre-register/register day of, $10. 20
classes. Awards. Admission $5/car.
Refreshments, entertainment. No
alcohol, pets. Info/registration form:
johnson.edu, 570.702.8963,
hstuart@johnson.edu
Lackawanna College events
(Mellow Theater, 501 Vine St., Scran-
ton, 570.955.1455)
• 2nd Annual Sporting Clays Tourna-
ment: Sept. 15, registration 9 a.m.,
tournament 10 a.m., lunch 1 p.m.,
awards 2 p.m., Rock Mountain Sport-
ing Clays, Springville. $120/person,
$400/team., ammunition/clay targets
included. Lunch only, $25/person.
4-member teams, captain and crew.
Prizes, raffles. To register/for info,
call 961.7818, visit lcsporting-
clays2012.eventbrite.com/. To donate
prize, call 465.2344. Benefits col-
lege’s petroleum/natural gas tech-
nology programs, scholarships at
New Milford center.
Live Music on the Patio at
Fire and Ice on Toby Creek (111
S. Main St., Trucksville, 570.696.3580,
firandiceontobycreek.com)
• Aug. 30, 6-9 p.m.: Jazz Guitarist
Bill Washer, billwasher.com
Mount Airy Casino Resort
(44 Woodland Road, Mount Pocono)
• Firework Schedule: Sept. 1, 9 p.m.
• Labor Day Fight Night: Aug. 31,
gates 6:30 p.m., first bout 7:30 p.m.
After party at Gypsies Nightclub.
Derek “Take it to the Bank” Webster,
Juan “The Beast” Rodriguez, Angel
Ocasio, more. Women’s 4-round
contest. $35-$65, call 877.682.4791,
visit mountairycasino.com.
Mt. Aloysius College (7373
Admiral Peary Highway, Cressona)
• “The Hunger Games: Finding A
Home in a Dystopia,” Lecture by
Author/Speaker John Granger: Sept.
6, 8 p.m., Alumni Hall. Author of
weblog “The Hogwarts Professor.” To
attend, call 814.886.4131.
P+J Comedy Nights
(PSpratt.com)
• Jessimae Peluso and a night for
the United Way / Jay Thyberg /
Jeremy Pryal / Paul Spratt / Kevin
Dombrowski: Sept. 1, 20th Ward (2028
Pittston Ave., Scranton). $10/advance,
$15/door.
The Poets Sept. 21, doors 6:30
p.m., show 8 p.m., Irem Country Club
Pavilion (70 Ridgway Dr., Dallas).
GA/$25, reserved/$30. Advance sales
only. Info: 570.675.4465, ext. 241
Safe Haven Dog Rescue
(www.SafeHavenPa.org, Safe-
Haven@epix.net)
• Accepting submissions for 2013
Calendar: Send photos of pets by
Oct. 1. All entrants featured. May is
memorial page for pets that have
passed (please specify). Include
name, address, phone, e-mail on
back of photo; pet’s name/info
optional. Send 4x6 prints w/ $10
(check/money order) for each pet to:
Safe Haven Rescue, ATTN: Safe
Haven Calendar, P.O. Box 1987, Al-
brightsville, PA 18210. Available mid
Nov.
• Adoption Day: Sept. 9, 11 a.m.-3
p.m., Wal-mart (Rte. 940, Mt. Pocono).
Pre-adoption application with refer-
ences, home visit required prior to
adoption.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Hall (60 Church St., Montrose)
• 5th Second Sunday Vesper Ser-
vice: Sept. 9. Fellowship light meal
follows in Parish House.
Waverly Community House
(1115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly,
570.586.8191, www.waverlycomm.org)
events:
• Ballroom Dancing Lessons: Wed.,
SEE AGENDA, PAGE 39
AGENDA, FROM PAGE 28
Natural perception
The Sordoni Art Gallery will hold an artist’s reception on Friday, Aug. 31 from 4-6 p.m. for the
exhibition “Rosalyn Richards: Recent Works.” Artist Rosalyn Richards will be in attendance at the
reception.
This exhibition features large-format graphite or ink drawings as well as etchings by highly regard-
ed artist Richards, a professor of art at Bucknell University. Richards’ work concerns human per-
ception and understanding of nature with a focus on the relationship between what is seen and
technological means of imaging nature. The exhibition will be on view through Sunday, October
21.
The Sordoni Art Gallery is located at 150 South River St. in the Stark Learning Center on the
Wilkes University campus. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon-4:30 p.m. Admission is
free. For more info, call 408.4325.
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• Tennis Clinics Beginner-Intermedi-
ate: Private, semi-private lessons.
• Waverly Antiques Show Preview
Party: Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Last Waverly Antiques Show &
Sale: Sept. 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sept. 16, 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Heirlooms, rare hand-
crafted pieces, linens, objects d’art,
glass, china, silver, porcelain, more.
• Waverly Antiques Show and Sale:
Sept. 15-16
• Basketball Clinics with Coach
Herman Little: Clinic 1: Boys, girls
ages 6-9; 6 weeks, Tues., 3:30-5 p.m.,
starting Sept. 18. Clinic 2: Boys, girls
grades 4-6, Thurs., 3:30-5 p.m., 6
weeks, starting Sept. 20. $60/partici-
pant or $12/class. Info: Call, ext. 2.
Registration forms also in Comm
lobby.
Wilkes-Barre City Events
❏ Farmers’ Market: Thurs., through
Nov. 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Public Square.
Thurs. Info: wilkes-barre.pa.us/far-
mersm.php
• Aug. 30: College Student Day,
music by Robb Brown Band. Includes
$1 discount off $5+ purchase for local
college students with ID and give-
aways.
• Sept. 6: Music by Don Shappelle
• Sept. 13: Music by Stanky & The
Coal Miners

HISTORY
Everhart Museum (1901 Mulber-
ry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,
www.everhart-museum.org)
• Farm to Table: Sept. 21, front lawn.
$100, $125/patron ticket. 21+. Local
produce, foods, selections from
microbreweries, wineries, music.
• European River Cruise: April 8-15,
2013. From $2,549/member, double
occupancy, plus air. Info:
570.504.7575, EverhartRiverCruise-
.com
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. $17.95/adults, $14.95/11
and under.
• 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.
Lackawanna Historical So-
ciety (The Catlin House, 232 Mon-
roe Avenue, Scranton, 570.344.3841)
❏ Summer Downtown Walking Tours
(free and open to the public):
• Sat. through Oct., 11 a.m. Call for
starting places.
• Rotating trio of tours First Fridays,
through Oct., 5 p.m., Radisson, Lacka-
wanna Ave.
• Custom Tours: 7-8 blocks, about 2
hours. Routes selected based on
interests of participants Most days,
noon-6 p.m. $5/person, min. 4 peo-
ple, max. 30. Call 955.0244.
• Step-on bus tours, Costume Tours:
Call for info.
Steamtown National Histor-
ic Site (I-81 to Exit 53, Scranton:
570.340.5200 or 888.693.9391,
www.nps.gov/stea)
• Ongoing: Interpretive programs,
visitor center, theater, a history
museum. Open daily, 9-5 p.m. $7
adults, $6 senior citizens, $2 children
ages 6-12.
LEARNING
Academy of Northern Mar-
tial Arts (79 N. Main St., Pittston)
Traditional Kung Fu & San Shou. For
Health and Defense. Adult & Chil-
dren’s Classes, Mon.-Thurs., Sat. First
class free. Walk-ins welcome, call
371.9919, 817.2161 for info.
Adult Kung Fu (Kung Fu & Tai
Chi Center, Wilkes-Barre:
570.829.2707)
Ongoing classes. Tues./Thurs., 6:30
p.m. Study of Chinese Martial Art
open hand, weapons sets. Mon., Wed.,
6:30 p.m. Covers Chinese style theo-
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@aol.com, gcraybart-
artworks.com)
❏ Painting, drawing, creative arts/
pencil, charcoal, oil, acrylic, pastel,
colored pencil, mixed media:
• Adults (Ages 13+): Mon.-Tues.,
noon-4 p.m.; Tues.-Wed., 6-9 p.m.
Student may choose length of time
from 1-3 hrs. for evening class
• Children (Ages 8-12): Weekdays,
4:30-5:30 p.m.
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.
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.
Dance Contours (201 Bear Creek
Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.208.0152,
www.dancecontours.com)
• Adult classes: ballet, tap, lyrical,
CardioSalsa, ballroom dance.
• Children/teen classes: ballet, tap,
CheerDance, HipTech Jazz, a form of
dance blending basic Jazz Technique
with styles of street dance, hip hop.
• Zumba classes for adults: Tues., 6
p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. First class free.
• Adult ballet: Sat. morn.
Danko’s Core Wrestling
Strength Training Camp
(DankosAllAmericanFitness.com)
• Four sessions/week, features two
clinics, two core strength. 4 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.
Downtown Dojo Karate A-
cademy (84 S. Main St., Wilkes-
Barre, 570.262.1778)
Offering classes in traditional karate,
weapons, self defense. Mon-Thurs.,
5:30-8:45 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-noon.
• Zumba Classes: Tues., Thurs., 7-8
p.m.; Sat., 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5/class. Call
for info.
Everhart Museum (1901 Mulber-
ry St., Scranton, 570.346.7186,
www.everhart-museum.org)
• “Everybody’s Art” New Series of
Adult Art Classes: $25/workshop
members, $30 non-members. Pre-
registration required.
• Rosen Method easy movement
program, Thurs., 2-3 p.m., Folk art
gallery, $5/class, free to members.
Must pre-register.
• Early Explorers: Mon., 1-1:45 p.m.
Free, suitable for ages 3-5. Pre-
registration required, groups wel-
come. For info, to register, call or
e-mail education@everhart-mu-
seum.org.
Extreme M.M.A.(2424 Old Ber-
wick Rd., Bloomsburg. 570.854.2580)
• MMA Class: Mon., Wed., 6-7 p.m.
First visit free. Wrestling funda-
mentals, basic Brazilian Ju-Jitsu No
Gi. Call for info.
• Boxing/Kickboxing Fitness Class:
Mon., Wed., 7-8 p.m. First visit free.
Non-combative class.
• Personal Training: Call 317.7250 for
info.
Fazio’s Hapkido Do Jang (61
Main St., Luzerne, 570.239.1191)
Accepting new students. Children
(age 7-12) Mon./Wed., 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Teen/adult Mon./Wed., 6:45-8:15 p.m.;
Tues.-Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. Private
lesson also available.
Learn Hapkido. Self defense applica-
tions. $50 monthly, no contract.
SEE AGENDA, PAGE 42
AGENDA, FROM PAGE 34
Return to Wonderland
The Phoenix Performing Arts Centre (409 Main St., Duryea) is presenting “Through the Looking
Glass” through Sept. 1, directed by Jenn Stanton and Sandy Doria with choreography by Lee La-
Chette and music by Brenda E. Nighbert.
“Through the Looking Glass: Where Your Dreams are Shattered” is a work of literature by Lewis
Carroll and the sequel to “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” When Alice notices the looking
glass in the parlor, little does she know that she is about to become a pawn in the Looking Glass
War.
Shows are Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at
7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and $8 for students. For more info, call 991-1817.
Pictured left to right: Maddison Black, Sarah McGowan, Olivia Bellanco, and Avery McNulty.
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your pictures for our Starstruck.
It doesn’t matter if it happened five months ago or five years ago. Send
us your photo, your name, hometown, the celebrity you met, and when
and where you met them, and we’ll run one photo here each week. E-mail
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By Ralphie Aversa
Special to the Weekender

Call Me Maybe” singer
Carly Rae Jepsen wouldn’t
deny that she definitely took
note when her song with Owl
City, “Good Time” began to
climb up the charts. The track
has officially relieved her of the
“one-hit wonder” moniker.
“I think there definitely was a
little bit of a ‘pressure-off’ when
I saw that ‘Good Time’ was
doing really well,” Jepsen ex-
plained aboard her tour bus to
“The Ralphie Radio Show.”
“But, I try never to focus on the
success of a song. It’s more just I
feel it when I’m writing it and
when it’s done and when the
product feel ready.”
That “product” is Jepsen’s
debut U.S. album, “Kiss.”
“No one’s heard it yet; it’s not
released until Sept. 18 but I al-
ready feel really pumped and
really proud and if people like it,
that’s bonus.”
When the Canadian singer says
“no one,” she of course means
the public. But people inside her
camp, including manager Scoot-
er Braun and superstar Justin
Bieber, have heard the record in
its entirety.
“Scooter called me today say-
ing, ‘You should feel really
proud; this is fantastic,’” Jepsen
said. “At the end of the day, if my
family, friends and I dig it, then I
feel like I’ve won over my main
crowd.”
Jepsen is ramping up press and
public appearances leading to the
release of “Kiss.” Then it’s off
with The Biebs for a 40-plus date
trek of North America on the
“Believe” tour. During the run,
Jepsen will reunite with a former
tourmate from years ago: Guita-
rist and Bieber musical director
Dan Kanter.
“He played with a band called
Shiloh,” recalled Jepsen, who
toured Canada, in a van, with the
group. “We got to know him
then, and now we’re gonna be
doing it stadium-style later on in
life. It’s really, really cool.”
The whole experience with
“Call Me Maybe” has been cool
in itself for Jepsen, culminating
with President Barack Obama
telling a radio station in New
Mexico that he thinks the track is
a “cute pop song.”
“I get surprised every day,”
Jepsen admits. “There’s a mo-
ment where I’m having to pinch
myself. You hear (The President’s
comments), you hear that the
(U.S.) swim team’s done it, you
heard that Katy Perry has decid-
ed to make a parody of it. It’s
really good news and keeps life
really interesting and really excit-
ing right now.”
NEW NKOTB
The fellas of New Kids on the
Block aren’t planning to re-retire
anytime soon. In an interview to
promote the Summer MixTape
Fest earlier this month, Jordan
Knight divulged NKOTB plans
to release new music and tour
next year.
“We are definitely moving
forward in the recording studio,
making new music,” Knight said.
“It’s in the infancy stages right
now, but we’ll definitely have
something ready by our tour next
year.”
In addition to performing both
nights of the MixTape Fest,
NKOTB held a four and a half
hour meet-and-greet with fans in
Hershey. W
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Life is a Drag
By Estella Sweet
Weekender Correspondent
H
ow would you go about
introducing your signif-
icant other to family,
when they aren’t accepting of
your lifestyle?
An Ebony Girl with Attitude
D
ear Ebony Girl,
Introducing your sig-
nificant other (S.O.) to
the family is never easy. My
first piece of advice is to talk it
out with your S.O. first. Assure
them that regardless of the
outcome, your feelings for them
aren’t going to change based
upon the approval (or disapprov-
al) of others.
Once you’ve cleared that up,
it’s time to decide upon the best
approach. If you know your
entire family is disapproving,
it’s probably not a good idea to
just take your S.O. to a family
picnic. Try a more intimate
setting where you and your S.O.
are less likely to feel ganged up
on. If it’s only one or two peo-
ple in your family that you
know have an issue, then maybe
the picnic is a good idea. In
either situation, if you can get
past the initial introductions and
your family is given a chance to
see the two of you interacting
together, it’s possible their opin-
ions may begin to change.
Regardless of which approach
you choose, have an exit strate-
gy. If you notice your partner is
uncomfortable or if you see it’s
not going so well, abort! Make
the best choices you can de-
pending upon your family, your
situation and your discussion
with your S.O. Whether your
family approves of your choices
or not, remember, your signif-
icant other is your partner.
In a perfect world, everyone
would get along and be one big
happy family, but in reality,
when it comes to relationships,
it is OK to keep your romantic
life separate from your family
life.
D
ear Estella, who was
your greatest inspiration
in NEPA?
Phyllis
D
ear Phyllis,
I’m inspired by so
many people and things,
it’s difficult to narrow it down
to just one, so I’ll stick to the
people who have inspired me in
my career. Here are a few of
the noteworthy that I’d like to
thank. My very first friend in
Wilkes-Barre was Idalis Lan-
zara. She took me to Twist
Night Club for the first time
and is one hell of a performer.
Idalis helped inspire my career
choice and, to this day, contin-
ues to pave her own path. Idalis
introduced me to the second
person who had a strong influ-
ence on my career choice, my
ex-roommate Kerri Ann. Kerri
Ann has performed in the Val-
ley for many years and is the
person who ultimately con-
vinced me I could make quite a
career out of my passion for the
stage.
The next person I would have
to mention is Miss Vivica Von
Peters. She has been like a
sister to me and has been by
my side from the very begin-
ning. The two of us have con-
tinued to work together the past
six years and she is another
strong-willed human being who
has paved the way for so many
in our area.
The final person I’d like to
mention, DJnik Hughes, manag-
er of Twist Night Club, also
had a great deal of influence.
He is someone who, in the
beginning, pretty much told me
I sucked. However, he proved to
me I had a lot to learn and
motivated me to get out there
and make a name for myself.
Nik has high standards and a
very blunt way of telling it like
it is, proving that candy-coating
things doesn’t always send such
a clear message.
I feel that appreciating every-
one for what they bring to the
table each day is key when
dealing with people. Thank you,
Phyllis, for helping me to re-
member gratitude and humility
are principles to live by. W
Have a question? Write Stella
at
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with “Stella’s Life is a Drag” in
the subject. Find more of Stella
all week long at Twist Night
Club or at
facebook.com/missestellasweet.
Estella Sweet answers your burning questions.
Dear Estella,
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GreenBeing (334 Adams Ave.,
Scranton, info@shopgreenbeing.com)
• Not Your Granny’s Sewing: one-on-
one lessons: $40/lesson, $140/4
sessions, 2-3 hour sessions. Tailored
to individual needs.
GreenBeing at ArtWorks
Gallery & Studio (502 Lacka-
wanna Ave., Scranton, 570.207.1815,
artworksnepa.com, shopgreenbeing-
.com; all supplies included)
• Letter Press: Sept. 1, noon-2 p.m.
Ages 16+. $20. Info: handdeliver-
press.com
• Book Binding: Sept. 15, noon-2 p.m.
Ages 12+. $25.
• Eco- Crochet: Sept. 15, noon-3 p.m.
Ages 16+. $50.
Kwonkodo Lessons – by reser-
vation at The Hapkido Teakwondo
Institute (210 Division St., Kingston).
$40/month. Call 570.287.4290 for
info.
Math Tutoring and Coaching
Highly qualified and experienced
teacher. All levels tutoring, coaching,
homework help. Individuals/groups.
Fun-filled Math Anxiety Buster Work-
shops. Open all week. Starts Sept. 10,
ongoing enrollment. Call
570.899.5576, e-mail sib-
ut4710@aol.com.
Misericordia University
Non-credit Art Classes (Rear
50 Lake St., registration required,
570.674.6289)
• Youth Clay Basics, Ages 11-15: Series
1: Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9; 4-6 p.m.
Series 2: Oct. 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13, 27,
Dec. 4; 4-6 p.m. $130/series, includes
25-pound bag of clay.
• Adult Clay Basics, Ages 16+: Series
1: Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10; 6-8 p.m.;
Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 9; 10 a.m.-
noon. Series 2: Oct. 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14,
28, Dec. 5; 6-8 p.m.; Oct. 23, 30, Nov.
6, 13, 27, Dec. 4; 10 a.m.-noon. $130/
series, includes 25-pound bag of
clay.
Moscow Clayworks (moscow-
clayworks.com)
• Focus on hand-building tech-
niques: Adults, Tues., 6-8 p.m.; kids,
Thurs., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions.
Reservations required.
• Potters Wheel for Beginners: Mon.,
Wed., 6-8 p.m. $125/5 sessions. Reser-
vations required.
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.
• 22nd Annual Open House: Sept. 8,
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Large bonsai tree
display, demonstrations, bonsai
trees/related items for sale. Shak-
uhachi flute entertainment by Jamie
Orfanella. Bonsai tree competition
open to all members.
New Visions Studio & Gal-
lery (201 Vine Street, Scranton,
570.878.3970, newvisionsstu-
dio@gmail.com, newvisionsstu-
dio.com)
• Kid’s Art Class: All About Art: Sat.,
ages 11-16. Sun., ages 5-10. $100-$125/
month, $30/class. Supplies included.
Call to register.
Northeastern Ju-Jitsu (1047
Main St., Swoyersville, 570.714.3839,
nejujitsu.com)
Open 7 days/week, offers training in
Traditional Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,
boxing, Judo, Women’s self defense.
Group, private self defense classes
available by appointment.
Northeast Photography
Club (www.northeastphotography-
club.org) meets first Wed. of month 7
p.m. in boardroom of Prime Med (old
Wes Freedman Building) off Morgan
Hwy. Variety of topics, monthly
contest, guest speakers. Membership
open.
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.
• Vocal Coaching w/ Nicole Rasmus:
$15/half hour
• Stage Combat Lessons w/ Paul J.
Gallo: 12 weeks, date/time TBA. 1.5
hours, prepare for intense physical
activity, dress appropriately. $20/
week or $200 up front.
Piano and Flute Lessons
(Anne, 570.881.2433)
• Private studio in Kingston, enthu-
siastic approach, learn at own pace
and in natural learning style. Profes-
sional teacher/performer (Bachelors
in Music Performance, SUNY Pur-
chase Conservatory of Music; Mas-
ters in Music Performance, University
of Texas at Austin Butler School of
Music). Accepting new students of all
ages, time slots available early
mornings into evenings weekdays for
30, 45, 60 minutes.
Pocono Arts Council (18 N.
Seventh St., Stroudsburg.
570.476.4460. www.poconoarts.org)
❏ Ongoing Adult Classes
❏ Adult Classes
• Drawing: Aug. 29. $72/member,
$80/non-member, $60/senior mem-
ber, $65/senior non-member. Materi-
als list.
❏ Children’s Workshop
Private Voice Lessons Mon.-
Thurs. by appointment. Learn proper
singing technique in downtown
Wilkes-Barre studio. Specializing in
opera/classical/musical theater.
Hour, half-hour lessons. Student
discounts available. Please call
824.5428 or visit www.katrinaly-
kes.com for info.
Robert M. Sides Family Mu-
sic Centers (210 Wilkes-Barre Twp.
Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 570.824.9636,
acrane@rmsides.com)
❏ Summer Music Programs:
• Group Piano: Ages 6+
• Preschool Music/Piano: Thurs., 5
p.m., 6 p.m. Ages 4-6.
• Private Lessons for most in-
struments, voice
• Musical Theater Camps, ages 5-18
• Youth String Ensemble
• Youth Wind Band
• Chamber Winds
• Rock Band
• Theory Classes
• Improv Classes
Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Net-
work, Scranton. Day, evening class-
es for men, women, children. Ongo-
ing classes 6 days/week. Covers
sport, combat, self-defense aspects
of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. For info visit
gracie-nepa.com or call 570.347.1107.
School of Combat Arts (24
Forrest St., Wilkes-Barre,
570.468.9701, schoolofcombat-
arts.com)
Open 6 days/week. Offering classes
in Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission
grappling, Russian sambo, boxing,
Muay Thai, kickboxing, Ninjutsu,
wrestling. Classes for men, women,
children. Group, private classes
available. Children’s class now for
$35/month.
Shaolin White Crane Fist
(Wyoming)
Teaching traditional Chinese martial
arts of Shaolin White Crane Fist, Wing
Chun Gong Fu, Yang Style Taijiquan,
Qigong-Energy work, Shauijiao-
Chinese Wrestling, more. $35/week,
first week free. Three levels of train-
ing, ages 15+. Contact Master Mike
DiMeglio 570.371.8898.
Sil-Lum Kung-Fu & Tai-Chi
Academy (509 Pittston Ave.,
Scranton)
• Specializing in Traditional Chinese
Martial Arts as taught in The Central
Guoshu Institute. Instruction in
classical Shaolin styles includes:
Sil-Lum Hung-Gar Tiger Claw, Shaolin
White Crane Boxing, Northern Long
SEE AGENDA, PAGE 45
AGENDA, FROM PAGE 39
sorry mom&dad
By Justin Brown
Weekender Correspondent
D
ear College Freshmen,
Two months ago, you
sat in your cap and gown
and had some schmuck deliver a
commencement address to your
graduating class. They probably
told you to shoot for the stars and
chase your dreams, wishing you
the best of luck in the next chap-
ter of your life. You probably sat
there looking into the distance
thinking to yourself, “When is
this motherf--ker going to shut
up so I can get wasted?,” paying
no attention at all to the advice
they bestowed.
To be completely honest, the
advice they gave you was com-
plete bullshit and about as neces-
sary as the “p” in pneumonia. If
you want to hear stories about
how you can do anything you put
your mind to then pick up a copy
of “Chicken Soup for the Preg-
nant Teenage Soul” or some shit.
If you want advice on how to
make your freshman year of
college amazing, listen up:
Study hard, but party even
harder. If you go to class and take
good notes, there is no reason
you should miss a party to study.
Just look through the notes you
took an hour before your test,
and there’s no way you can fail.
When you’re trying to figure
out who to be friends with, just
look around your classroom.
Anyone wearing pajamas or the
clothes from last night is who
you should be friends with be-
cause they’re obviously a good
time, and they’re still responsible
enough to go to class.
Most importantly, don’t be
afraid to experiment with your
sexuality or bath salts (I joke, I
joke). This is a time for you to let
loose, make mistakes and discov-
er who you are. Still keep in
mind, however, that it’s not a bad
thing to show your serious side
sometimes. Don’t feel like you
always have to be crazy. A very
wise magazine editor taught me
that.
So, to all the freshmen around
the country starting college this
week, remember that in 10 years
you’re not going to care if you
drank too much in college, sent
drunk text messages to people
you shouldn’t have, used Face-
book as a way to get laid because
you forgot to exchange numbers
at a party, that you did piss poor
on an exam, if you made mis-
takes, if you over-drafted your
bank account 10 times in one
semester or if you had to say,
“Sorry, Mom & Dad ...” one too
many times for being young and
stupid. When you’re looking
back, all you’re going to worry
about is whether or not you had
fun! W
Freshman 101
Class is back in session, and Justin’s your mentor. Hold
on for dear life.
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bitch & brag
By Jeff and Amanda of 98.5 KRZ
Special to the Weekender
Jeff’s Bitch:
Nike sucks. Yeah I know — I
own several pairs of Nikes in-
cluding several of the new neon
colors. They dominate sneakers
the way Old Forge dominates
pizza. But Nike’s latest move
just sucks big time.
If you haven’t heard, when
Nike releases the new LeBron
James sneaker, the price will be
$315. That’s not a typo! 315 big
ones! They’re still just a combi-
nation of vinyl and rubber, care-
fully molded by some exhausted
14 year old in some remote
southeast Asian sweatshop. So
why the audacity to charge a
new record price? Because peo-
ple are stupid enough to line up
at some store at midnight to get
their hands on the newest, latest,
greatest, blah, blah, blah …
Some will be collectors who
then place them on a shelf like
a museum artifact, but most will
be opportunity seekers who will
quickly throw them up on Ebay,
hoping to find an even bigger
idiot. There’s usually a mall
scuffle, fight or stabbing at
these events. Hey, we’re not
talking about the brightest peo-
ple here.
Nike makes billions every
year, so why push the envelope
on the LeBron sneaker? This is
just my own personal theory. I
think it makes its regular sneak-
ers look like a steal. Think
about it: A great sneaker like
the long-running Pegasus 28
(these are my personal favorite)
run around $99. Pretty steep for
a frickin sneaker! Yet when you
keep hearing numbers tossed
around like $315, after awhile,
anything around $100 sounds
pretty good.
Nike — and LeBron — have
no shame. Apparently, LeBron’s
not content with his tens of
millions in salary. He and his
colleagues don’t mind forcing
ticket prices so high that a trip
with your kids to a game is like
saving for a vacation. Now he
needs to make something as
simple as buying a pair of
sneakers out of reach. They
suck, but sadly, it’s proof once
again, there’s no shortage of
dumb people.
Amanda’s Brag:
I’ve become obsessed with
what, for me, has become the
most addicting app ever.
If you’re not playing Song
Pop, you’re probably sleeping
plenty at night. If you are play-
ing Song Pop, like me, you’re
probably up until all hours of
the night challenging your
friends, family and complete
strangers to ’90s Alternative
“Name That Tune”-style races.
You can play Song Pop on Face-
book, your iPhone or your iPad
and, to be honest, I play on all
three.
Just like Draw Something and
Words with Friends, Song Pop
is the latest app to take over the
lives of those who are easily
addicted to games. I mean real-
ly, what is more fun than actual-
ly naming a song in .04 sec-
onds? That’s my record. I
named Bruno Mars’ song “Gre-
nade” in .04 seconds.
When it comes to the Today’s
Hits category, I’m your girl.
’90s Alternative and 2000’s
Rock categories, I rock. Modern
Rap, ’80s Hits and Love Songs,
I haven’t got a clue and lose
every time.
Did I mention it’s a free app?
If you love music, do yourself a
favor and start playing! W
Be ready to cough up $315 if you want to walk a mile in LeBron James’ Nikes.
Well, mark this down as Amanda’s latest obsession.
Melissa

s Mind
No woman in the history
of the universe has EVER
looked forward to a baby
shower or bridal shower.
Can we stop having these
things? I’ll still get you
presents, but could you
just mail me potato salad
and cake with the thank
you note?
Lissa of KRZ has a lot on
her mind, and she needs
to speak it. Check out the
Weekender every week
to read her deep thoughts
and philosophical
approach to life.
For more of Melissa’s wisdom, follow her on Facebook and read her blog.
facebook.com/melissakrahnkerocks • 985krz.com/Lissa/11276840
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just for the
health of it
By Tim Hlivia
Special to the Weekender
I
f you knew that a certain
type of exercise could bene-
fit your heart, strengthen
your bones, improve balance
and sport performance, help
shed body fat, and make you
look and feel better, wouldn’t
you want to get started as soon
as possible?
Well, it turns out that studies
prove that adding strength train-
ing to your arsenal of exercise
choices can do all of that and
more. The misconception is that
training with weights will make
you big and bulky. It couldn’t
be further from the truth, and
it’s just not that simple.
Strength training can be de-
fined as using body weight for
resistance, utilizing dumbbells,
free weights, machines or anoth-
er object that has mass. It is an
important part of an overall
fitness program. Muscle mass
naturally diminishes with age.
And, if you don’t do anything to
maintain or replace the lean
muscle tissue you lose, you will
increase the percentage of fat in
and on your body.
Strength training also helps
you:
• Develop strong bones.
Strength training increases bone
density by stressing your bones
and reduces the risk of devel-
oping brittle bones and osteopo-
rosis.
• Controls weight. The more
lean muscle tissue you add to
your frame, the “hotter” your
internal engine will burn, thus
increasing your resting metabo-
lism.
• Boosts stamina. As your
body gets stronger, you will
build endurance and won’t fa-
tigue as easily.
• Reduces injury rate. Build-
ing muscle reduces your chance
of injury by protecting your
joints.
Strength training also helps
with other activities you may
enjoy such as running, yoga,
cycling and golf.
• Running: Competitive run-
ners are interested in becoming
faster. But, adding more miles
to your runs will never make
you faster. Adding muscle to
your hips and legs will allow
you to move faster as you pro-
pel your body forward.
• Yoga: Weight training will
help you with yoga, too. As
your body becomes stronger,
you are able to hold your poses
longer and with greater ease. It
will also increase your muscular
endurance for those long yoga
sessions.
• Cycling: Cycling regularly
is great for lower body strength,
but leaves a lot to be desired for
the upper body muscle groups.
And this can be a major liability
for the roadies and mountain
bikers. A reasonable approach is
to add strength, not size, in the
winter months.
• Golf: While golf may be a
captivating and an enjoyable
activity, it has no value in terms
of fitness enhancement — with
the slight exception if you walk
and carry your bag all 18 holes.
Research clearly shows that
regular strength training routines
will enhance your club speed,
shot distance and rotational
movement.
Always consult a fitness pro-
fessional before starting any
weight training routine to ensure
safety. For more info, call Lev-
erage Fitness Studio at 338.2386
or visit leveragefitnessstudio-
.com to get started today. W
Strength training does so much more than just making
you stronger.
Renaissance training
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Fist Kung-Fu. Info: 570.341.8089,
249.1087
Something Special: (23 West
Walnut Street Kingston,
570.540.6376, angiethear-
tist@aol.com, www.angelademu-
roart.com)
• MANGA Art Class: (Japanese Car-
tooning) Wed., 4-5 p.m. Learn the art
of Japanese cartooning. 4-week
session, supplies included: $60 per
child. Call or e-mail to register.
Southside Senior Center (425
Alder St., Scranton, 570.346.2487)
• Language Partnership English &
Spanish Classes: Fri., 10 a.m. Free,
open to all. For info, call 346.0759.
St. Joseph’s School classes
(1627 N. Main Ave., Scranton,
570.963.0500):
• Traditional Weapons Class: Thurs.,
7-9 p.m. Self-defense techniques
using cane, club, short stick, wooden
sword, escrima sticks, more. Learn
history principles, practical use. No
prior martial arts experience. $10/
class.
• Women’s Self-Defense Class: Sat.,
10 a.m.-12 p.m. Self-defense tech-
niques to protect from variety of
attacks. No prior martial arts experi-
ence. Wear loose fitting clothes.
$10/class.
Traditional Hung-Gar Tiger/
Crane Kung-Fu The Tiger’s Ark,
Kingston. Unlock the real power,
learn true meaning behind all martial
movements by focusing on devel-
opment of conceptual body language
skills through use of age-old training
apparatuses. Training more difficult
than mainstream martial arts, done
at own pace. Info: 570.817.5070
World Class Boxing (239
Schuyler Ave., Kingston,
www.wcbboxing.net, 570.262.0061)
• Boxing & Kickboxing Fitness Boot-
camp: Mon.-Sat. non-contact pro-
gram
Programs include Kids & Teen Boxing
programs, striking for MMA & compe-
tition training, women’s-only kick-
boxing Boot Camp, Zumba, more.
Wyoming Valley Goju Ryu
Karate Academy
• Classes Tues., Thurs. (kids: 5:30-7
p.m.; teens/adults: 7-8:30 p.m.); Sat.
(kids: 10:30 a.m.-noon; teens/adults:
Noon-1:30 p.m.), Kingston Rec. Center
(655 Third Ave., Kingston).Info:
888.328.3218, valleygojukarate.com
Wyoming Valley Art League
• Painting with Irina Krawitz: $15/
hour, $120/4-weeks. Call 570.793.3992
for info.
MIND AND BODY
Absolute Pilates with Leslie
(263 Carbondale Rd., Clarks Summit,
www.pilateswithleslie.com)
• Mon., Wed., Fri., 9-10 a.m. Private
training on Cadillac, Reformer and
Wunda Chair, along with Pilates mat
classes, stability ball core classes,
more. Check website for updates.
• Mon., Wed.: Nia Technique, 5:30
p.m.
Arts YOUniverse (47 N. Franklin
St., Wilkes-Barre, 570.970.2787,
www.artsyouniverse.com)
❏ Studio J, 2nd floor
• Meditation in tradition of Gurdjieff,
Ospensky: Sun., 12-1 p.m., $5
• Children’s Meditation: Thurs., 6-7
p.m. Ages 9-14, $5
• Tarot Card Readings, by appoint-
ment. $20 first half hour, $10 addi-
tional half hours.
Awakenings Yoga (570.472.3272)
• Private Yoga Instruction w/ certi-
fied senior Instructor of Himalayan
Institute. 24 years experience. Learn
secrets of Himalayan Masters. Les-
sons include asana, pranayama,
meditation, relaxation, ayruveda,
holistic nutrition, tantra. $75/session
Balance Ultimate Fitness
(Belladaro Prof Bldg, 570.862.2840)
• Early Morning Fitness Bootcamp:
Tues./Thurs., 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Sat,
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., $15 or 12 classes
for $150.
Balance Yoga and Wellness
(900 Rutter Ave., 2nd floor, Kingston,
570.714.2777, balanceyogastudio.net,
balanceyogawellness@gmail.com)
• Pole Fitness: Fri., 5:30 p.m. (begin-
ner); 7 p.m. (intermediate). Sat., 1:30
p.m. (all levels); 3:15 p.m. (advanced).
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.
Dietrich Theater, Tunkhan-
nock (60 E. Tioga St., Tunkhannock:
570.996.1500)
• Yoga for You: Wed., 10-11:15 a.m.
Series 4, Aug. 29, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26.
$60/6 classes, $15/single class. Bring
mat or towel. Call to register.
Goshin Jitsu Martial Arts
Classes Every month at Golight-
ley’s Martial Arts (Mark Plaza Shop-
ping Center, Rt. 11, Edwardsville).
Focus on cardio, stretching, defense,
stamina, more. Self defense, cardio,
karate aerobics also available. $75/
month. Call 570.814.3293 for info.
Haifa Belly Dance (Haifabelly-
dance.com, 570.836.7399)
• Mon., 5:15 p.m., Serenity Wellness &
Dance Center (135 Main St., Luzerne)
• Wed., 6 p.m., Holistic Health Center
(Route 6, Tunkhannock)
Hoop Fitness Classes (whirli-
gighoopers.com)
• Beginner/Intermediate: Mon., 7:30
p.m., Harris Conservatory (545 Char-
les St., Luzerne). $5. Call 718.0673 to
reserve.
• Beginner/Intermediate: Thurs.,
5:30 p.m., Studio 32 (32 Forrest St.,
Wilkes-Barre) $5.
Inner Harmony Wellness
Center (Mercy Hospital General
Services Bldg., 743 Jefferson Ave.,
Scranton, 570.346.4621, www.inner-
harmonywellness.com, peterama-
to@aol.com)
• Meditation Technique Workshops:
Wed., 6:30 p.m. $15/session. Goal
setting/stress reduction, more. Call
for info/reservation.
Irem Clubhouse (64 Ridgway Dr.,
Dallas)
• Fit and Healthy Basics with Carrie
Hapeman and Melissa Gibblets, Sept.
12, 2-3 p.m., free. Call 570.675.1866 to
register.
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.
Kwon Kodo Lessons: Learn
self-defense system that combines
Korean Martial Arts such as Hapkido,
Taekwondo & Kuk Sool. Lessons held
at Hapkido Taekwondo Institute (150
Welles St., Forty Fort). $40/month.
For info, call 570.287.4290 or visit
htkdi.com.
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.
New Visions Studio & Gal-
lery (201 Vine Street, Scranton,
570.878.3970, newvisionsstu-
dio@gmail.com, newvisionsstu-
dio.com)
• Vinyasa Yoga Classes with Sarah
Yzkanin: Starting Sept. 9, Sundays,
2-3 p.m. All levels welcome. $6. Call
570.575.8789 or e-mail dealerin-
wares@hotmail.comfor info.
NutriFitness Boot Camp (311
Market St., Kingston, 570.288.2409)
• Free week of Boot Camp for new
members: Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m., 5:30
p.m.
• Wirred: Mon., Wed., 6:45 p.m., Sat.,
10 a.m. $5.
• Yoga: Thurs. 7 p.m. $10.
• Tang Soo Do Karate Classes: Mon.,
Wed., 6:45 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. Call to
register.
Odyssey Fitness (401 Coal St.,
Wilkes-Barre, 570.829.2661, odyssey-
fitnesscenter.com)
• Yoga Classes: Sun., 12:30 p.m.;
Mon., 7:15 a.m.; Tues., 7 a.m., 5 p.m.;
Wed., 8 a.m., 6:30 p.m.; Thurs., 6:30
p.m.; Sat., 10:30 a.m. All levels wel-
come.
• ZumbAtomic: Lil Starz, ages 4-7:
5:30 p.m.; Big Starz, ages 8-12: 6:15
p.m.
Pocono Yoga & Meditation
Classes (570.472.3272, www.Poco-
noYoga.com) Classes with Suzi,
certified yoga instructor
• Private Yoga Instruction: Only by
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Sculpting skills
Misericordia University is now taking registrations for a slate of
non-credit fine arts classes that are being offered to the commu-
nity this fall. Artist-In-Residence Skip Sensbach (pictured) will
offer classes in clay by hand and pottery wheel for both youth
and adults in the new Misericordia University Art Studios, locat-
ed in the rear of 50 Lake St., Dallas, beginning Sept. 4.
Youth Clay Basics for ages 11-15 will teach young artists clay
skills such as hand building, introduction to the wheel and glaz-
ing techniques. Adult Clay Basics for ages 16 to adult will offer
hand building and pottery wheel skills in clay, as well as deco-
rative and glazing techniques that will enhance their work.
The cost for each series is $130 and includes a 25-pound bag of
clay. Additional clay may be purchased from the instructor as
needed. Basic tools will be shared, though it is suggested that
serious students purchase a personal tool kit.
To register, call the Center for Adult and Continuing Education
at 674.6289. For more info, visit www.misericordia.edu/finearts.
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AT THE SWOYERSVILLE FIRE HALL
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2012
An unforgetable evening of entertainment to benefit
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Staring NEPA’S nonstop party band! Playing todays best country
music, and well as classic rock favorites.
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Featuring Breakdown Jimmy
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And the return of northeast PA’S most popular stand up comedian,
performing for a milestone 100th Time.
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appointment. $35 per hour. Call.
• Private Meditation Instruction:
Only by appointment. $35 per hour.
Call.
Reiki Classes (570.387.6157,
reikictr@localnet.com) Sessions with
Sue Yarnes:
• Beginner to Advanced Reiki at our
locations or your home. Hospital
endorsed, training for professional
Usui Reiki teacher certification
available. Call or e-mail for info.
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.
Spine & SportCare (Old Forge,
570.451.1122)
• Pilates Mat Classes: Mon. 9:30
a.m.; Wed. noon; Thurs. 5:30 p.m.;
Yoga Flow: Tues. 5:30 p.m. $10/class,
$45/5 classes.
• Small Group Personal Training:
Personalized program changes w/
every session, similar to P90X cross-
fit. All levels, call for details.
Studio Brick (118 Walnut St.,
Danville, 570.275.3240)
• All Levels Yoga: Wed. (ongoing),
10-11 a.m.
Tarot Card Readings with
Whitney Mulqueen Mon.,
noon-5 p.m., Duffy’s Coffee House
(312 S. State St., Clarks Summit). Info:
570.575.8649
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.
OUTSIDE
Endless Mountains Nature
Center: (Camp Lackawanna, Tunk-
hannock, 570.836.3835, www.EMN-
Conline.org)
• Nature Rambles: Sept. 23, 3 p.m.
Easy walk, up/down hills. $5, free for
EMNC Stewards.
Greater Scranton YMCA (706
N. Blakely St., Dunmore) hikes:
Call 570.343.5144 for info or visit
hikingjane.com. Meet 9:15 a.m. in
parking lot.
Hickory Run State Park (1137
Honey Hole Road, 570.403.2006)
• Hiking Series: Sept. 6, 9 a.m. Easy
7-mile hike. Meet in large lot on
Route 93 between Weatherly, Jim
Thorpe, across from rifle range;
State Game Lands 141. For info/direc-
tions, call or e-mail hickoryrunen-
vedsp@pa.gov.
Wallenpaupack Scenic Boat
Tour 11 a.m.-6 p.m., $14/regular,
$13/senior, $10/12 and under. Cele-
brating 50th year on the lake with
daily one-hour cruises. Info:
570.226.3293, wallenpaupackboat-
tour.com.
SOCIAL GROUPS
AA Intergroup NEPA If you
want to drink, that’s your business. If
you want to quit, we have an answer.
Info: aaintergroupnepa.org,
570.654.0488
Alcohol Anonymous: Mon./Fri 7
p.m. (373 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre),
Tue. 7 p.m. (25 Church St., Wilkes-
Barre), Wed. 10:15 a.m. (301 Shoemaker
St., Swoyersville), 7 p.m. (1000 E.
Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre), 8 p.m.
(562 Wyoming Ave., Kingston), Thurs.
10 a.m. (75 S. Prospect St., Nanti-
coke), 7:30 p.m. (301 Lake St., Dallas),
Fri. 7:30 p.m. (Triangle 24 Hour Club,
Dallas), Sat. 7:30 p.m. (1003 Wyoming
Ave., Forty Fort), Sun. 7 p.m. (128 W.
Washington St., Nanticoke). Call
570.288.9892 for info.
Beehive Area Narcotics
Anonymous (Wilkes-Barre-King-
ston-Nanticoke-Mountaintop) 24 hour
phone line: 570.654.7755 or
1.866.935.4762.
Blog Fest Sept. 21, 6 p.m., Rooney’s
(67 S. Main St., Pittston). All welcome,
no charge for admission. Info: ne-
pablogs.org, gort42.blogspot.com,
pittstonpolitics.com
Living with Grief: free six-
week bereavement support
group (2-3:30 p.m., 6-7:30 p.m.,
Spiritual Center, Geisinger Wyoming
Valley Medical Center, 1000 E. Moun-
tain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre,
570.808.5539)
Monroe County Garden Club
• Meeting: Sept. 12, 11:30 a.m., Hughes
Public Library, (N. Ninth St., Strouds-
burg)
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.
NEPA BlogCon Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-5
p.m., Luzerne County Community
College. $45 until Sept. 10, $65 after.
Student tickets, $25, valid school ID.
Proceeds benefit The Arc of Luzerne
County, NEPA Veterans Multicare
Alliance. Info: nepablogcon.com
Oakwood Terrace (400 Gleason
Dr., Moosic, 570.451.3171 ext. 116 or 101)
• Support Group Meetings: third
Wed. of each month, 6:30 p.m.
Overeaters Anon. meetings
Mon., Tues., Thurs., 7 p.m.; Wed., 7:30
p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. No fee, newcomers
welcome. Call 570.829.1341 for details/
meeting locations of visit
www.oa.org.
Pride of NEPA meetings the
second Tues. of each month. Visit
prideofnepa.org for details.
Wyoming Valley Home
School Network A support
group for home school or cyber
school parents throughout NEPA
providing monthly meetings, field
trips, park days, more. Visit wvhsnet-
work.webs.com or contact Julie
Lemardy at jmlemardy@gmail.com
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4th Annual Mary Angelillo
Motorcycle Ride Sept. 15, regis-
tration 10 a.m., kickstands up noon,
Tap House (Route 534, Albrightsville).
Ride ends Towamensing Trails Club-
house (864 Bishop Circle, Albrights-
ville). $20/driver, $10/passenger.
Gathering at clubhouse following
ride; food, soda, cash bar, 50/50,
door prizes, DJ; if not riding, 1 p.m.,
$20. All proceeds benefit The Leuke-
mia & Lymphoma Society. Make
checks payable to: The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society. Info:
646.533.2527, info@ferrymenmc.com
Coal Cracker Cruisers Car
Club (570.876.4034)
• Cruise Nights at Advance Auto (Rt.
6, Carbondale): Sept. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Food, music, door prizes, 50/50,
trophies. Food by Boy Scout Troop
888.
•14th Annual Car Show: Sept. 16,
gates open 9 a.m., Carbondale High
School. Everyone welcome. Food
provided by Boy Scout Troop 888 of
Greenfield Twp. Proceeds benefit
local charities.
Gunners PA Law Enforce-
ment MC (gunnerspa-
lemc@gmail.com, $20/rider, $10/
passenger unless noted otherwise)
• Phantom Rider Program: If unable
to make it to ride, donate $10 pas-
senger fee and new stuffed animal,
which will go to children in need, any
left end of season go to Toys For
Tots. Send to Gunners 11 Hemlock Dr.,
Tunkhannock, PA 18657.
• Coats and Shoes for Kids Rerun
Ride: Sept. 8, registration 10 a.m.-
noon, begins/ends Jefferson Park.
$15/rider, $10/passenger, spectator at
golf club. Accepting new unused
shoes, coats.
Hi Lites Motor Club (www.hili-
tesmotorclub.com, Jack
570.477.2477, John 574.7470). Events
feature door prizes, food, music,
50/50 drawing, more. No alcohol
permitted.
• Sept. 15, 3-6 p.m., Pikes Creek,
Raceway Park, Rt. 118. Rain date Sept.
16.
Hunlock Creek Vol. Fire Co.
5th Annual Car, Truck, Mo-
torcycle Show Sept. 2, rain date
Sept. 3, Chicken Bar-B-Q, flea market,
food, 256.7616.
Montage Mountain Classics
• McDonald’s Southside Shopping
Center: Sept. 14, 6-10 p.m.
• Jonny Rockets Montage Mountain:
Sept. 15, 5-9 p.m.
• Cruise to Benefit Ronald McDonald
House: Sept. 23, 2-6 p.m. Rain date
Sept. 30.
• Cruise Pittston-Tomato Festival
Parking Lot: Sept. 29, 5-9 p.m.
Motorcycle Ride and Picnic
to Benefit Eric Speicher Sept.
9, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ride 11 a.m., ongoing
picnic, Four Seasons Golf Course
(Exeter). Food, drink, raffles, kids’
activities. Music by Headlock, Steal-
ing Neil, DJ Joe Berman. Advanced
registration $20/rider (T-shirt, wrist-
band for food/drink); $15/passenger.
E-mail rideforeric@yahoo.com. Day
of: 10 a.m., $25/rider, $18/passenger.
Non-riders: Wristbands $10, T-shirts
$12-$15 includes food and drink. To
preorder or make donation, call
570.655.4336. To help defray the
costs of Eric’s medical treatment for
Ependymoma and the family’s travel
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Special to the Weekender
W
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weren’t too many
shows cooler then
“Transformers,” but in the past,
there haven’t really been any
good “Transformers” games
until 2010s “War for Cyber-
tron.” “War for Cybertron” was
not another bad movie tie-in
game; it was a loving tribute
to all things “Transformers.”
“Fall of Cybertron,” released
Aug. 21 for Xbox 360, PS3
and PC, is not just a quick
cash grab or a crappy sequel;
it retains its predecessor’s ap-
peal while improving its ga-
meplay in some significant
ways.
When it comes to graphics
and overall feel, this game
rocks — it really does make
you feel like giant robot. You
can transform at will, and you
have a varied selection of guns,
swords, rockets and much
more. The game takes place on
the same world as the last one,
the Transformers home planet
of Cybertron. Over the course
of the 13 chapters, you get to
see all of the sites Cybertron
has to offer, such as cities,
caves and ancient robot ruins.
One thing “Fall of Cyber-
tron” does different than the
previous “Transformers” game
is it decides a specific Autobot
or Decepticon for you to play.
It does sound disappointing
that you can’t play your favor-
ite guy all the time, but what
it does do is allow the game
designers to tailor-make game
levels to show off the abilities
of that character. This makes
the gameplay more varied and
helps you to get to know the
strengths and weaknesses of
each bot. Each transformer has
specific abilities that make
them all feel very distinct.
Cliffjumper has a cloaking
ability, and his level is a
stealth mission; Jazz has a
grappling hook and gets to
swing all over; and I even got
to play as my childhood favor-
ite, Grimlock, the T Rex Dino-
bot!
Every character you can play
has a lengthy and varied expe-
rience; you can play as jets,
dinosaurs and even colossal
robots like Bruticus and Met-
roplex, which are city-size
monsters that can destroy any-
thing. Despite not being able to
pick your guy and having more
scripted levels, the environ-
ments are still huge and let
you move around as much as
you want, which is particularly
great for flying characters to
really explore and perform
great aerial tricks. Regardless
of which character you are,
you can collect money and
Energon pieces that you can
cash in for all sorts of up-
grades, and for completionists,
there are tons of collectables to
keep you busy for quite a
while.
Even though “Fall of Cyber-
tron” doesn’t have the co-op
gameplay its counterpart had,
there are still some great on-
line multiplayer modes that you
can play. Just like “Gears of
War’s” Horde Mode, “Fall of
Cybertron” offers a similar
mode called Escalation. In this
mode, you defend your territo-
ry against waves of bad guys
coming at you and your team.
It is a blast because it makes
you think on the fly and come
up with strategies to defend
your base. It also offers all of
the standard multiplayer options
like death match, capture the
flag and much more.
My favorite thing about this
game — besides all of the fan
service — is you can actually
make your own transformer
that you can use in the mul-
tiplayer and customize what it
will turn into, its color, size
and weapons.
Overall “Fall of Cybertron”
is a great game; the graphics
and set pieces are jaw-drop-
ping, the gameplay is fun and
varied, and the multiplayer is
fun and addictive. If you are a
“Transformers” fan or you just
like to shoot things, you should
definitely pick up this game.
You can learn about the history
of the “Transformers” and play
one of the best games of the
year. W
Robbie Vanderveken is the
digital operations specialist at
The Times Leader. E-mail him
at rvanderveken
@timesleader.com.
'Transform' yourself
to Cybertron
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one of the best games of the year with ‘Fall of
Cybertron.’
‘Transformers: Fall of
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VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22)
I love embarrassing you, Virgo. I relish
the way you blush to the roots of your hair
and smile sheepishly as if you feel good
all over. You must adore being teased. This
week you’re due to receive some of the
most euphorically ego-boosting compli-
ments you’ve ever heard — but please
give as good as you get. Pretend you’re
your friends’ agent, lawyer or conniving,
matchmaking mother. Publicly cast them
in the most flattering spotlight possible.
The quality of your advocacy will deter-
mine in which category the comments
regarding you will fall: Humiliating accu-
racy or embarrassing lavishness. I’m sure
you appreciate the distinction.
LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22)
You’ve got one can of spinach left,
Popeye. Make it count. This particular
batch of greens has an imminent expira-
tion date. So deliver your knockout punch
early and effectively. Otherwise, we could
be in for a long, exhausting bout of half-
hearted, delirious blows, with no one get-
ting the upper hand for hours. You’re too
evenly matched without your secret green
weapon. Don’t let this become a grueling
test of endurance. Swing high while those
muscles are bulging. Olive Oyl’s watching,
and if you can’t impress her, I can’t help
but doubt your ability to impress anyone.
SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21)
Rumor has it ravens are attracted to
shiny objects, octopi are smarter than cats,
and Scorpios have powerful, venomous
stings. All of the above theories may be
true, but there’s no proof. As your astro-
logical attorney, I’ll also point out that
statistically, those who possess stingers are
more than twice as likely to prick them-
selves than anyone else. Your defending
argument when accused of wielding your
stinger inappropriately: “I was aiming for
myself.” It’s not much of a defense, but at
this point, it’s all we’ve got. I’m legally
obligated to say this: You may lose the
case. But don’t worry, Scorpios have a
knack for being sentenced with puni-
shments they’ll enjoy.
SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21)
The coach of the winning sports team
often gets a cooler full of ice water
dumped over his head — by his own team.
However unpleasant, it’s an expression of
affection and appreciation. In a similar
fashion, the dousing blast of chill you may
be deluged with this week is not intended
to actually extinguish your internal flame.
You’re supposed to grin through the freez-
ing flow. Just like those comedic roasts
where friends take turns ridiculing some-
one they dearly love. Stoke up your flames
this week so they’re not put out by people
celebrating their warmth.
CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19)
I know Capricorns who refuse to put hot
sauce on anything or eat a meal that’s even
remotely spicy. Maybe they think one fire
in the belly is enough. I’d agree, if it went
even halfway toward warming your icy
cold feet. Your unreasonable reluctance to
go through with your promises is so lame.
I can only warn you: If you don’t soon
demonstrate what an honorable creature of
integrity you actually are, those who are
counting on your word will be surrepti-
tiously spicing your food with red peppers
and horseradish into next year. That puni-
shment hurts going in and coming out.
AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18)
You’ve heard the adage: You can attract
more flies with honey than with vinegar.
I’ve got a similar one for you: You can kill
more slugs with a plate of flat beer than a
dozen pair of murderous bare hands.
Plucking and crushing the slimy things off
your garden plants may yield some bizarre
pleasure in the same realm as popping zits
or burping babies. But it’s time-consum-
ing, gross and ineffective. Try a different
strategy. Give your unwary adversaries a
little too much of exactly what they want
— enough for them to drown in, anyway.
PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20)
There are ways and ways to express
yourself. When people don’t seem to
understand what you’re trying to commu-
nicate, it may very well be their own ob-
tuseness getting in the way. However, I
hope you’re flexible enough to consider
that you’re not being clear or obvious
enough. Very often, Pisces err on the side
of polite subtlety and giving people the
benefit of the doubt. Don’t do that this
week. Be huge, be massively obvious, and
use the strongest language you can to
convey your message. It’s important
enough to deserve at least all that.
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19)
Now that you’ve astounded everyone
with that daring plunge through rings of
fire, the only obvious way out of the
shockingly deep pool at the bottom is by
hoisting yourself up on those very same
flaming hoops. Better put on your helmet
and asbestos gloves, right? Not necessar-
ily. There’s an easier and even more dra-
matic way out. You’ve turned into quite a
good swimmer over the past few ship-
wrecked and stormy months. Swim to the
bottom and pull the plug. I guarantee the
water will have completely drained before
you drown — but not before you’ve thor-
oughly thrilled your adoring audience.
And so the legend continues.
TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20)
You plan and plan and plan. You might
take years setting up a business plan,
marriage proposal or practical joke (or all
three in one!). But sometimes you simply
have to act. Jump from the plane, and all
your ticket-purchasing, insurance compar-
ison, weather consultation and devout
prayer comes to less than naught — you
either open the parachute or you splat. I
won’t predict that this week contains one
of those all-or-nothing moments. But I
will caution you — they have a tendency
to sneak up on you, and I’ve noticed one
or two lurking behind the bushes around
your house.
GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20)
The Worriers are the people who fret
about you constantly. They’ll feel anxious
until they finally get you strapped into a
posture-perfect bed, reading a quality book
in good light, hooked up to an IV of
chicken soup and listening to soothing
music playing softly in the background.
Going there would probably cause you to
suffer from a terminally fatal yawn, so
don’t. However, please realize that these
people like to worry. Give them reasons to
feel pleasurably anxious! Fill up your IV
bag with Jack Daniels, read radical porno-
political tracts and bungee jump, if you
feel inclined. Or not. Just don’t hold your-
self back on anyone else’s account.
CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22)
The biggest impediment to your creative
process is this misconception you have
that you’re not a creative person. Okay,
maybe you’re not inventing extravagant
stage personas for yourself like a glamor-
ous Leo or concocting nympho love po-
tions like those crafty Capricorns. But
you’d be surprised at how creative you
really are. In fact, if you subtracted from
this week all the nifty shortcuts, systems
and plans you’ve created to facilitate your
life, I doubt you’d get anything done. If
single-handedly inventing your own ver-
sions of efficiency, progress and effective-
ness isn’t being creative, I don’t know
what is.
LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22)
The evil queen might magically (or
through plastic surgery) adopt the cherub-
ic face of blossoming youth, but she won’t
regain her lost innocence. Similarly Snow
White could don black leather and wield
automatic weapons; alone, they won’t
make her any tougher though. Or will
they? Perhaps if an awful old hag got to
put on the pretty naivete of childhood,
even as a ruse, there’s a chance she could
relearn blind trust and idealism. And
Snow White, all decked out like a post-
apocalyptic road warrior, might actually
have to use those deadly guns — that’d
toughen her up pretty quick. In a similar
fashion, you might find that the act you’ve
been putting on is slowly but surely be-
coming less of an act and more of a real-
ity. W
To contact Caeriel, e-mail
sign.language.astrology@gmail.com.
By Caeriel Crestin
Weekender Correspondent
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August 29 1986
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August 30 1972
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August 31 1975
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800-324-9748 W-B
409 Autos under
$5000
CHEVY ‘01
TRACKER LT
V6, 4WD,
108,000 miles.
$3,000. Call
570-814-3829.
FORD ’95 F150
4x4. 1 Owner. 91K.
4.8 engine, auto.
Runs great. New
paint, stake body
with metal floor.
570-675-5046.
Leave message,
will return call.
$4990.
Selling your
Camper?
Place an ad and
find a new owner.
570-829-7130
412 Autos for Sale
DODGE ‘02
VIPER GTS
10,000 MILES V10
6speed, collec-
tors, this baby is
1 of only 750 GTS
coupes built in
2002 and only 1 of
83 painted Race
Yellow it still wears
its original tires
showing how it
was babied. This
car is spotless
throughout and is
ready for its new
home. This vehicle
is shown by
appointment only.
$39,999 or trade.
570-760-2365
FORD ‘02 MUSTANG
GT CONVERTIBLE
Red with black
top. 6,500 miles.
One Owner.
Excellent Condi-
tion. $17,500
570-760-5833
412 Autos for Sale
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
VITO’S
&
GINO’S
949 Wyoming
Ave, Forty Fort
288-8995
09 Mercedes
GL450, 7 pas-
senger. Too many
options to list. 30K
miles. Garage
kept. Creme puff.
$47,800
04 Nissan
Armada, 7 pas-
senger. 4wd.
Excellent condi-
tion. $11,900
93 UD Tow Truck
with wheel lift.
64k. $10,000
96 Jeep, Grand
Cherokee, 4
wheel drive, 4
door, runs excel-
lent
$3,995
95 Buick Park Ave
54k. $3,995
96 Plymouth
Voyager 82k
$3,495
99 Chevy
Cavalier, 89k. 4
door. $2,495
00 Chevy S10
Blazer. 4 door.
4wd. Red.
$2,795
96 Nissan Maxi-
ma, V6, 4 door,
air, auto, sun-
roof. 103K.
$3,495
96 Buick Skylark
Auto, 4 door, 81K
$2,495
96 Jeep Grand
Cherokee,wd
auto, runs great!
$3,995
Junk
Cars &
Trucks
wanted.
Cash paid.
412 Autos for Sale
WANTED!
ALL
JUNK
CARS!
CA$H
PAID
570-301-3602
MERCURY `79 ZEPHYR
6 cylinder
automatic.
52k original miles.
$1500.
570-899-1896
TOYOTA ‘04 CELICA GT
112K miles. Blue,
5 speed. Air,
power
windows/locks,
CD/cassette, Key-
less entry, sun-
roof, new battery.
Car drives and
has current PA
inspection. 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
VW ‘10 JETTA
15,900 miles, stan-
dard transmission.
Garage kept, white
with sunroof. $15K
570-387-8639
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
CHEVY ‘30 HOTROD COUPE
$47,000
GREAT DEALS!
MERCEDES ‘29
Kit Car $5,500
OR TRADE
JUST REDUCED
(570) 655-4884
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Operations
554 Production/
Operations
Immediate openings for
part-time work in Dallas & Laflin
Local manufacturing plant labor
Up to 22.5 hours per week
Flexible shifts
Flexible days
Shifts pay $10.15/10.40/10.46 hour
Must be minimum 18 years of age
Employment applications can be obtained at:
Offset Paperback Mfrs., Inc.
2211 Memorial Hwy.
Dallas, PA 18612
SHIPPER/RECEIVER
10:00-6:30pm Monday-Friday.
Great opportunity, with growing local
company, for highly motivated individ-
ual! Competitive starting wage and future
earnings potential.
Email resume to:
FORTYFORTSHIPPER@GMAIL.COM
415 Autos-Antique
& Classic
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
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
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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.
HARLEY ‘10 DAVIDSON
SPORTSTER CUSTOM
Loud pipes.
Near Mint
174 miles - yes,
One hundred and
seventy four
miles on the
clock, original
owner. $8000.
570-876-2816
SUZUKI ‘01 VS 800
GL INTRUDER
Garage kept, no
rust, lots of
chrome, black with
teal green flake.
Includes storage
jack & 2 helmets.
$3600
570-410-1026
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
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SUVs/Vans
CHEVY ‘99 BLAZER
Sport utility, 4
door, four wheel
drive, ABS, new
inspection. $4200.
570-709-1467
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
FORD ‘73 F350
Stake Body Truck
55,000 Original
miles - garage
kept, only 2 own-
ers, hydraulic lift
gate, new tires,
battery and brakes.
Excellent condition.
No rust. Must see.
$4900 or best offer
Call 570-687-6177
JEEP 02 GRAND
CHEROKEE LAREDO
6 cylinder 4 WD, air
conditioning power
windows, door
locks, cruise, dual
air bags, tilt wheel,
AM/FM/CD. keyless
remote. 130k miles.
$5400.
570-954-3390
MITSUBISHI `11
OUTLANDER SPORT SE
AWD, Black interi-
or/exterior, start/
stop engine with
keyless entry, heat-
ed seats, 18” alloy
wheels, many extra
features. Only Low
Miles. 10 year,
100,000 mile war-
ranty. $22,500. Will-
ing to negotiate.
Serious inquires
only - must sell,
going to law school.
(570) 793-6844
NISSAN `04
PATHFINDER
ARMADA
Excellent condition.
Too many options to
list. Runs & looks
excellent. $10,995
570-655-6132 or
570-466-8824
SUZUKI `07 XL-7
56,000 miles,
automatic,
all-wheel drive,
4 door, air condi-
tioning, all power,
CD player, leather
interior, tinted
windows, custom
wheels, $13,000
Call 570-829-8753
Before 5:00 p.m.
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509 Building/
Construction/
Skilled Trades
CARPENTERS
3+ years experi-
ence. Must have
valid drivers
license. Local, year
round work avail-
able. Apply at
197 Courtdale Ave.,
Courtdale or call
570-287-5313
522 Education/
Training
Needed at our
Wilkes-Barre, Dallas &
Mountain Top
Locations.
CALL 570-905-3322
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3 EXCITING TEACHING
OPPORTUNITIES
• HVACR Instructor.
Fulltime position,
day and evening
classes. Minimum 3
years work experi-
ence in related field
required.
• Electrical Trades
instructor. Part time
position, day and
evening classes.
Minimum 3 years
work experience in
related field
required
• CDL Program
Director. Must have
a class A CDL, clean
MVR with 3 years
experience as a
CDL driver. Previous
teaching experience
a plus but not
required.
Fax resume to:
570-287-7936
Or send to: Director
of Education
Fortis Institute
166 Slocum Street
Forty Fort PA 18704
527 Food Services/
Hospitality
LINE COOKS
SERVERS
DISHWASHERS
Red Rooster
Restaurant
Rte. 118 & 29
Sweet Valley
PART-TIME SERVER
Nights & Week-
ends. Experience
necessary. Pick up
an application at
the Wyoming Valley
Country Club or
download one at
our website:
www.wvcc1896.com
533 Installation/
Maintenance/
Repair
Our White Haven,
PA facility is look-
ing for a Heavy
Duty Diesel Tech-
nician to join our
team in the repair
and maintenance
of a tractor/trailer
fleet. We will con-
sider training a
highly motivated
and dependable
candidate. Full
time positions
include competi-
tive wages, paid
vacation, medical
insurance and
retirement plan.
Please email
resume and/or
contact informa-
tion to:
tjmcsas@epix.net
or call Tom at
(570) 443-8224
M-F 9AM to 4PM.
DIESEL MECHANIC
Swimming
Pool Service
Work
570-760-1689
WILKES BARRE SPRING
& ALIGNMENT
Seeking:
Qualified suspen-
sion technician
Please call: Dan
570-822-4018
542 Logistics/
Transportation
GENERAL
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS
West Side, semi re-
tired & home mak-
ers welcome, will
train. 570-288-8035
545 Marketing/
Product
PURCHASING
ASSISTANT
Local established
manufacturer has a
full time position
available for an
administrative/pur-
chasing assistant
that will also assist
with customer serv-
ice. The ideal candi-
date will have solid
computer experi-
ence, with accuracy
and attention to
detail. AS400 expe-
rience a plus. Must
be able to complete
analysis work,
administrative
duties, and special
projects. Must have
college degree. 3-5
years experience
preferred. A com-
prehensive benefit
package, which
includes 401K.
Please send
resume to
AMERICAN SILK MILLS
75 STARK STREET
PLAINS, PA 18705
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548 Medical/Health
DIRECT CARE WORKER
ALLIED SERVICES
IN-HOME SERVICES
DIVISION has part-
time day shift hours
available in Luzerne
County. Minimum of
1 year of home care
experience and
valid PA driver’s
license required. If
interested, please
apply online at:
www.allied-services.org
or call Trish at
(570) 348-2237.
Bilingual individuals
are encouraged to
apply.
ALLIED SERVICES IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
EMPLOYER.
FULL TIME LPN/
MED ASSISTANT
Private Med office
Send resume to
824 McAlpine St.
Avoca, PA 18641
* * O P T I C A L O P T I C A L * *
• PT 7am-5pm
Optical Produc-
tion, M-Wor Th-Sa
• PT, 6:30am-
11:30am, Stock-
room, M-F
• FT 3-11:30pm
Machine Opera-
tor, M-F
Training provided.
Benefits for full
time.
Send resume or
apply in person,
Monday-Friday,
8:30am - 6pm to:
LUZERNE OPTICAL
180 N. WILKES-
BARRE BLVD.
WILKES-BARRE, PA
18702
548 Medical/Health
MEDICAL
RECEPTIONIST/
CLERK
For fast paced
surgical prac-
tice. Full time
with benefits.
MEDICAL
OFFICE
EXPERIENCE
REQUIRED.
Send resume
& salary
requirements to:
P.O. Box 1615
Kingston, PA
18704
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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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the best for
today’s
children?
Foster families
are urgently
needed. Training,
support and
reimbursement
provided.
Call FCCY
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EOE
557 Project/
Program
Management
STAFFING
COORDINATOR
We are seeking
someone who can
do it all. You will be
responsible for driv-
ing new sales, client
development, and
recruiting appli-
cants. If you are
looking for an indus-
try that is forever
changing, fast-
paced, and very
challenging, this is
the career for you!
Agency experience
is a plus, but not a
must. We are look-
ing for someone
with high energy,
motivation & the
desire to succeed.
Qualified applicants
will have an outgo-
ing personality, MS
office knowledge,
typing and filing
skills, strong verbal
and written skills,
willingness to learn
and be a team play-
er. We offer excel-
lent benefits, salary
+ commission. If
you are looking for a
career, not just a
job, send resume to:
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CAREER OPPORTUNITY
CMS East, Inc. is
one of the largest
family owned and
operated cemetery
corporations in the
country. We are
looking for experi-
enced sales people
to service new &
existing accounts. If
you’re looking for a
career, rather than
a job, please call
Monday-Friday,
675-3283 for an
appointment.
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412 Autos for Sale
533 Installation/
Maintenance/
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SCHOTT North America, Inc. – Duryea, a leading manufacturer
of optical glass and glass ceramics with a comprehensive expertise in
high precision processing of optical components. In addition, we have
a world class Research and Development Center on-site, which special-
izes in the development of materials, coatings and components for a
multitude of applications.
PRODUCTION PLANNER/SCHEDULER …Plan, create and monitor
Finishing Operations production; balance operations for a level load of
labor while taking into account multiple demand streams from firm
orders, forecasted orders, and safety stock to accommodate both cus-
tomer demand and internal capacity. Plan for build-to-stock Kanban
processes. Able to work cooperatively with QA and Supply Chain Man-
agement Possess a BS/BA or AS degree with equivalent experience.
Minimum. 3-5+ years materials logistics; Thorough knowledge of MRP
and Master Scheduling tools; Microsoft Office software; SAP, preferred.
Salary ranges DOE
GLASSMAKERS…Glassmaking process to manually pour glass into
molds & monitoring process. Must be able to work in heat & lift 50+lbs.
Minimum 2 years. previous production experience, working with moni-
toring of processes, temperature control, mechanical and physical test
required. Rotation schedule and HS/GED required. Starting rate:
$18.31/hr.
The successful candidates must be capable of meeting U.S. gov’t. secu-
rity requirements.
Your Future Starts with SCHOTT today
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Julie Lucarella, Human Resources
400 York Avenue, Duryea, PA 18642
Fax #(570) 414-0589
Email: julie.lucarella@us.schott.com
www.us.schott.com
E/DW/M/F/D/V
Expanding Second generation,
family owned & operated business
seeking 2nd shift Mechanic.
Pay based on experience. Benefit
package available.
Mechanic
(2nd Shift)
Fax or Email resume: 970-0858
atowmanparts@aol.com
Call: 823-2100. Ask for: Dave or Frank
573 Warehouse
DISTRIBUTION
CENTER SUPERVISOR
Clothing and shoe
distributor: Job
duties include:
supervising and
motivating team to
meet daily produc-
tion goals, oversight
of picking, packing,
shipping and receiv-
ing. Collaboration
with management
on special projects.
Must have supervi-
sory experience.
Excellent company
benefits including,
medical/dental/visio
n/life insurance &
401k plan. Please
email resume and
salary requirements
to hillcorpjobs
@gmail.com
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MERCHANDISE
710 Appliances
REFRIGERATOR
Whirlpool, white,
runs well $230. obo.
570-287-0103
726 Clothing
JACKET, Navy blue
blazer, 46R, Student
Holy Redeemer.
Excellent worn 6
months, Neil Allen
Career. $45
570-474-9866
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744 Furniture &
Accessories
BEDROOM SET
Dark cherry queen
bed, w36.5xl52.5
chest, w34.5xl65
dresser with mirror,
w32xl28 nightstand
French Provincial.
$1,500. OBO.
(570) 328-4713
CHAIRS, (2)
Genuine
leather, cus-
tom made
recliners.
Taupe color,
like new. $550
each. SOFA,
CHAIR,
OTTOMAN, 3
TABLES, great
for den. Wood
and cloth, all in
excellent condi-
tion. $450.
Call after 12 noon
570-675-5046
DINING ROOM
SET medium wood,
table, 6 chairs,
china closet $650.
COUCH & LOVE
SEAT $200.
BEDROOM SET
double $200.
570-655-4124
FURNITURE FOR SALE
MOVING 8 ROOMS
AVAILABLE. FOR
DETAILS CALL FOR
APPOINTMENT
570-655-4124
WEST WEST WYOMING WYOMING
6th Street
OPEN YEAR ROUND
SP SPACE ACE
A AV VAILABLE AILABLE
INSIDE & OUT INSIDE & OUT
Acres of Acres of
parking parking
OUTSIDE
SPACES
- $10
Saturday
10am-2pm
Sunday
8am-4pm
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756 Medical
Equipment
ROLLATOR-WALK-
ER with seat and
brakes used one
time. Paid $119 ask-
ing $50.
570-822-3878
758 Miscellaneous
BEST PRICES
IN THE AREA
CA$H ON THE $POT,
Free Anytime
Pickup
570-301-3602
570-301-3602
CALL US!
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YOUR CAR
782 Tickets
WANTED TO BUY
TICKETS
Two tickets to the
Sept. 1 Penn State/
Ohio State football
game. 574-1559.
796 Wanted to Buy
Merchandise
BUYING SPORT CARDS
Pay Cash for
baseball, football,
basketball, hockey
& non-sports.
Sets, singles &
wax. Also buying
comics.
570-212-0398
OLD COMICS WANTED
WW II Aviation
Star Wars/
Lego Sets
570-817-7588
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&
GINO’S
Wanted:
ALL
JUNK
CARS &
TRUCKS
Highest
Prices
Paid!!
FREE PICKUP
288-8995
800
PETS & ANIMALS
815 Dogs
BICHON FRISE
PUPS. Cute and
Playful. Call (570)
943-2184 for more
information.
815 Dogs
DOBERMAN/BOXADOR MIX
FREE TO GOOD
HOME, 15 month old
male, 70 pounds,
housebroken. Call
570-357-8089
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815 Dogs
GOLDEN
RETRIEVER PUPS
ACA registered.
Vet checked. $650
ea. 570-336-6162
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815 Dogs
GOLDEN
RETRIEVER/LAB PUPS
7 weeks old.
Dewormed. 3 yel-
low females, $400
each. 1 black
female, & 3 males
$350.
570-836-1090
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GOLDEN RETRIEVER
PUPPIES
Blond, 2 males and
1 female. AKC reg-
istered, mother on
premises. first
shots & dewormed.
Can see now and
ready to go
9/29/12. $800
570-288-2893 or
570-852-7062
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WIEMARANER
Female, to a good
home. Purebred,
blue, longhair, 2
years old, spayed.
Good with kids.
Loveable, needs
someone with time
& patience. High
energy, requires
physical activity.
References
required. $200.
570-654-4690
900
REAL ESTATE
FOR SALE
906 Homes for Sale
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NANTICOKE
HANDYMAN
2 bedroom house
large kitchen & din-
ing, new roof &
steps, large fenced
double lot, off
street parking.
Close to LCC on
very quite street.
Asking $29,000
OBO. 201.679.4061
PITTSTON TWP.
23 Ridge Street
OPEN HOUSE
Sunday 12pm-2pm
4 Bedroom
Colonial Home in
Pocono Ridge
Estates. Large
2 Car Garage,
Paved Driveway,
Electric Heat &
Central Air, 1.5
Baths, Large Eat in
Kitchen & Dining
Room. Double
Deck with Hot Tub.
Low Taxes.
$219,000
Call
570-212-1404
SWOYERSVILLE
OPEN HOUSE
SUN., AUG. 26
1PM - 3PM
689 Main Street
2 bedroom home on
large lot with bonus
efficiency apart-
ment. Large living
room, eat in kitchen,
screened porch.
Freshly painted and
new flooring. See
www.craiglslist.org
$69,000. Call
570-696-3368
906 Homes for Sale
WILKES-BARRE
REDUCED
Parsons Section
166 Matson Ave.
$25,000.
5 bedroom, 1 bath.
Garage. Corner lot.
Nice location. Out of
flood zone. Call
570-814-7453
909 Income &
Commercial
Properties
LARKSVILLE
25+ year Pizzeria,
dining room seats
40, six ovens, liquor
license, 3,000+ sq.
ft., large parking
area, intersection of
high volume road.
Building available.
$120,000. Call
717-826-6969
912 Lots & Acreage
JENKINS TOWNSHIP
Prestigious
Highland Hills
Development
.88 Acres. $70,000
570-947-3375
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938 Apartments/
Furnished
SHICKSHINNY
OUT FLOOD
FLOOD ZONE
(1 mile north of
Shickshinny) 2 open
efficiencies,
on Route 11,
Includes heat,
air, garbage, wi-fi,
satellite tv, tenant
pays electric.
$575 month. Also,
1 bedroom apt.
includes all the
above except
water. $650/
month. New stove
& refrigerator
included with all
apts. 570-793-9530
WILKES-BARRE
EFFICIENCY
for one person, fully
furnished, non-
smoking, no pets
$550/month. Call
(570) 498-6914
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
KINGSTON
2 bedroom.
Remodeled. Stove,
refrigerator Wash-
er/ dryer hookup.
$675 Heat included.
Call 570-814-0843
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
BEAR CREEK
Looking for
someone to rent a
small, clean, 1 bed-
room cottage with
washer & dryer, No
Pets. Non smoker.
$450 + utilities. ref-
erences & security.
Call Laura
570-760-4699 or
Leo 570-760-0658
PITTSTON
Completely remod-
eled, modern 2 bed-
room 1/2 double.
Lots of closet
space, with new
carpets and com-
pletely repainted.
Includes stove,
refrigerator, wash-
er/dryer hook up.
Nice yard & neigh-
borhood, no pets.
$595 + security. Call
570-899-8877
or 570-479-6722
EDWARDSVILLE
1 bedroom, first
floor. W/w carpet-
ing, w/d hookup,
stove and fridge
included. Large
porch. Utilities by
tenants. 1 year
lease. $350/mo +
security. No pets.
Credit and back-
ground check.
Not section 8
approved.
570-779-5218
FORTY FORT
1693 Wyoming Ave.
Beautiful spacious
1500 sq. ft. 1st floor
apt. Hardwood
floors, extra large
living room with real
fireplace, large for-
mal dining room, 3
bedrooms with
closets. 1 full bath
with wall to wall
tiler, washer/dryer
hookup in base-
ment. Deck off
back. Off street
parking with
garage. $900
month plus utilities.
No pets. Application
and employment
verification. Call
570-239-1010
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with a Classified Ad.
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FORTY FORT
Newly renovated,
great neighbor-
hood. 2nd floor.
Non smoking. Oak
composite floors,
new wall-to-wall
carpeting in bed-
rooms. 4 paddle
fans, large bath
with shower.
Stove, new fridge
& dishwasher. Off
street parking,
coin-op laundry.
$600 + gas, elec-
tric & water.
References
required, no pets.
570-779-4609 or
570-407-3991
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
HANOVER TOWNSHIP
West End Road
Clean & bright
3 bedroom apart-
ments. Heat, water,
garbage & sewer
included with appli-
ances. Off street
parking. No pets,
non smoking, not
section 8 approved.
References, securi-
ty, first and last
months rent.
$725/month
570-852-0252
HANOVER TWP.
30 Garrahan St.
QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD
NEAR UNIVERSITIES
2nd floor, 2 bed-
room, off street
parking & quiet back
yard. $650/month
heat & water includ-
ed. security & refer-
ences required.
Call Rich @
570-542-7620
AVAILABLE HOUSING
RENTAL UNITS:
KINGSTON:
1st floor 2 bed-
rooms. $500.
2nd floor
1 bedroom $465.
3 bedroom, living
room/dining room,
washer/dryer hook-
up, yard, off street
parking, convenient
location, new
kitchen. $800.
PLAINS: 3 level
with 3 bedrooms,
yard, off street
parking, washer/
dryer hook-up,
bonus room. $525.
1 bedroom 1st floor-
coming. Available
Sept. $420.
WILKES-BARRE: 4
bedroom, living
room, dining room,
laundry room,
yard, off street
parking. $725.
INCLUDES: main-
tenance, sewer
fees, appliances.,
carpeting. Not
included: utilities.
NO dogs/cats.
Credit check/lease,
references, employ-
ment history.
Discount rates
may apply to
qualified. Call:
Property Mgmnt
899-3407
for info & appt.
KINGSTON
Bring Rover or Kitty
& move right in.
2 bedroom apt. Off
street parking, coin
laundry on premis-
es. $600/month +
gas, heat & elec-
tric. Call
570-262-1577
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
KINGSTON - 2 APTS.
902 MARKET ST.
One very large 2
bedroom apartment
washer/ dryer
hookup, all appli-
ances, recently ren-
ovated, quiet neigh-
borhood, landlord
pays water. $650/
month per unit.
3-5 ROSS ST.
1 & 2 bedrooms
available. Private
parking. Quiet
neighborhood.
$600 and $650. 1
month rent & secu-
rity. Available now!
Near college.
570-656-7125
KINGSTON
Large 2 bedroom
2nd floor apartment.
$675/mo. + utilities.
Sun porch & private
laundry area, all
appliances included.
No smoking, no
pets. Requires 1
year lease, first &
last months rent,
credit check and
references. Call
570-239-9447.
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KINGSTON
MUST SEE!!
Elegant 3rd floor
of historic home in
charming neigh-
borhood with 2
bedrooms & full
bath. kitchen with
stainless steel
fridge, oven,
microwave,
dishwasher,
washer/dryer,
garbage disposal.
newly renovated
throughout, with
all hardwood
floors, private
deck, 2 car
garage with
remote, central
air, security sys-
tem, wifi, intercom
& keyless entry.
pets negotiable/
no smoking.
Utilities included.
Rent $1,300 +
security/refer-
ences. Call
570-288-6686.
KINGSTON
Townhouse
conveniently locat-
ed on residential
street, ultra mod-
ern, 3 bedroom, 1.5
bath, large eat-in
kitchen, central air,
gas heat, off street
parking, outside
maintenance pro-
vided, heat & utili-
ties by tenant, no
pets, no smoking, 1
year lease, and 1
month security. Call
ROSEWOOD REAL ROSEWOOD REALTY TY LLC LLC
570-287-6822
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
KINGSTON
Twinkle in Kingston’s
Eye! 1,000 sq. ft.
2nd floor, 2 bed-
rooms, laundry
available, appli-
ances, no pets or
smoking. $575
month + gas & elec-
tric. 1 year lease
plus security.
570-814-1356
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
LUZERNE
LUXURIOUS/ LUXURIOUS/
UNITS UNITS
America
Realty
Managed
570-288-1422
REMODELLING
2/3 BEDROOMS
$750+ UTILITIES,
2 YEAR LEASE,
MAPLE
KITCHENS,
APPLIANCES
SOME UNITS,
CARPORTS, GAS
FIREPLACES,
SUN PORCHES,
ETC. NO PETS/
NO SMOKING
EMPLOYMENT
VERIFICATION
APPLICATION.
LUZERNE
Available Sept. 1st.
2nd floor, 1 bed-
room & bath. All
appliances. Heat,
water, hot water &
sewer included. Air,
washer & dryer.
Newly painted. No
pets, non-smoking.
Security, lease &
references required.
$600/month. Call
(570) 288-4253
Leave message
Collect cash, not dust!
Clean out your
basement, garage
or attic and call the
Classified depart-
ment today at 570-
829-7130!
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Clean out your
basement, garage
or attic and call the
Classified depart-
ment today at 570-
829-7130!
NANTICOKE
2 BEDROOM
$550 MONTH.
1 BEDROOM
$450/MONTH
Section 8 Welcome
516-216-3539
OR 570-497-9966
NANTICOKE
2 bedroom, 2nd
floor, washer/dryer
hook up. Includes
heat, water & trash.
Absolutely no pets.
Security deposit
required. $550/mos
Call (570) 592-1393
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
NANTICOKE/SHEATOWN
21 Thomas Street
1 bedroom, 2nd
floor, eat-in kitchen
with appliances,
shared yard
and porch, wash-
er/dryer hook-up
$375 + security,
no pets,
no smoking
Tenant pays elec-
tric, water, and oil
heat & garbage.
Call (570) 814-1356
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looking here!
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ask for an employ-
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PITTSTON
1 & 2 bedroom
apartments. Fenced
yard & covered
patio. Refrigerator
& stove, washer/
dryer hookup, no
pets. $525 &
$625/month, plus
utilities & 1st
month’s security.
570-234-4748
PITTSTON
MUST SEE!!!!
Modern 1 bedroom,
sunroom/patio, all
appliances. Off
street parking. Air,
utilities by tenant.
No Pets. $575/mo.
Security & Refer-
ences required.
570-655-6598
Leave message
PLAINS
2nd floor, small 2
bedroom. Large
fenced yard. Small
pets OK. $450 +
security deposit.
Includes water &
sewer. Call Tom at
570-574-6261
West Pittston
THE HITCHNER THE HITCHNER
530 Exeter Ave
Now
Accepting
Applications!
1, 2 & 3
bedroom units
available.
Elevator, park-
ing lot, central
air, appliances,
wi-fi access &
more.
Income
Qualifications
required.
570-344-5999
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944 Commercial
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944 Commercial
Properties
971 Vacation &
Resort Properties
971 Vacation &
Resort Properties
DALLAS
COMMERCIAL
BUILDING
FOR LEASE
3593 MEMORIAL HIGHWAY
(RT. 415)
2625 SF BUILDING
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR
OFFICE OR BUSINESS
SOME UTILITIES INCLUDED
AVAILABLE 9/1/12
CALL JOHN 690-0610
BLACK LAKE, NY
Come relax & enjoy
great fishing & tran-
quility at it’s finest.
Housekeeping
cottages on the
water with all the
amenities of home.
NEED A VACATION? Call Now!
(315) 375-8962 www.blacklake4fish.com
daveroll@blacklakemarine.com
$50 off Promotion Available Now!
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
WILKES-BARRE
Mayflower
Crossing
Apartments
570.822.3968
2, 3 & 4
Bedrooms
- Light & bright
open floor plans
- All major
appliances included
- Pets welcome*
- Close to everything
- 24 hour emergency
maintenance
- Short term
leases available
Call TODAY For
AVAILABILITY!!
www.mayflower
crossing.com
Certain Restrictions
Apply*
WILKES-BARRE
APARTMENTS
FOR RENT!
425 S. FRANKLIN ST.
For lease. Available
immediately, wash-
er/dryer on premis-
es, no pets. We
have studio, 1 & 2
bedroom apart-
ments. On site
parking. Fridge &
stove provided.
24/7 security cam-
era presence & all
doors electronically
locked.
Studio - $450.
1 bedroom - $550.
2 bedroom - $650.
Water & sewer
paid. One month
security deposit.
Call
570-793-6377 after
9:00 a.m. to sched-
ule an appointment.
Or email
shlomo_voola
@yahoo.com
wilkesliving.com
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570-829-7130
WILKES-BARRE
Barney St. near
Geisinger South.
2 bedroom on 2nd
floor. $525/month.
Pets OK with
additional rent.
Call (570)798-7051
WILKES-BARRE
West River St.
Stay Warm This
Winter
Huge 3-4 bedroom,
with heat included,
3rd floor, great
views from private
balcony, near
Wilkes and down-
town. $840/month
Pets OK with
additional rent. Call
570-798-7051
941 Apartments/
Unfurnished
WYOMING
2nd floor, 1 bed-
room. New central
air, kitchen cabinets
& counter tops.
Bathroom com-
pletely remodeled.
New carpeting,
porch, washer/
dryer. $600/month
+ 1 year lease at
signing, 1 & last.
Call 570-430-7077
944 Commercial
Properties
WILKES-BARRE
BEST $1 SQ. FT.
LEASES YOU’LL
EVER SEE!
Warehouse, distri-
bution, storage,
light manufacturing.
Gas heat,
sprinklers,
overhead doors,
parking for 30 cars.
Yes, that $1 sq.ft.
lease!
We have 9,000
sq.ft., 27,000 sq.ft.,
and 13,000 sq. ft.
Can combine.
There is nothing
this good!
Call Larry @
570-696-4000 or
570-430-1565
947 Garages
PITTSTON
GARAGE SPACE
AVAILABLE
$70/month.
Ideal for cars,
small boats, RV’s,
trailers, etc.
570-430-9537
950 Half Doubles
FORTY FORT
1/2 double.
3 bedrooms. Stove,
refrigerator,
dishwasher. Washer
/dryer hookup.
Newly painted.
Off street parking.
$675 + utilities.
570-814-0843
KINGSTON
2 bedroom, clean,
remodeled, no pets.
$500 plus utilities,
security and
references
Call 570-287-5491
LARKSVILLE
3 bedroom, 1 bath
half double, Freshly
cleaned & painted.
Tenant pays all utili-
ties including sewer.
$585 plus security.
Call (570) 357-0712
PLYMOUTH
3 bedroom, 1 bath.
Located on
Academy St. $650 +
utilities & security.
Small pets OK with
extra security.
Call 570-262-1577
950 Half Doubles
WILKES-BARRE
Academy Street
Well maintained in
move-in condition. 6
room house with 3
bedrooms & 1 1/2
baths. Gas forced
air heat. No pets. 1
year lease. Credit
check.$625 + utili-
ties & security. Call
908-510-3879
WILKES-BARRE
Parsons Section
3 bedroom half
double. Off street
parking. Pets wel-
come. $550/month
credit/criminal
check required. Call
570-283-9100, x12
953Houses for Rent
GLEN LYON
3 bedrooms, 1.5
baths. Clean, roomy
family home. No
pets., $650/month,
Call (570)864-8595
KINGSTON
3 bedroom single
house 1 & 3/4 bath,
garage, washer/
dryer, new flooring,
porch, $850 + utili-
ties. (570)991-5190
KINGSTON
near school, 3 bed-
rooms, 1.5 baths, all
appliances, fenced
yard, off street
parking, deck,
beautiful home.
$975 / month, 1st,
last & security.
Call 570-714-3693
KINGTSTON
3 bedrooms, 1.5
baths in quiet resi-
dential neighbor-
hood. Central air, all
appliances including
washer/dryer on 1st
floor. Off street
parking. Deck.
Basement & attic
storage. No pets.
Non smoking. Ref-
erences & security.
$1,150. month + utili-
ties. Call after 6 pm
570-814-6714
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38 Hurbane St.
Central location. 2
bedroom, 1.5 bath,
all new appliances.
Off street parking.
Lease/security.
Pets negotiable.
$775 + utilities.
570-237-0275
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RICKETT’S GLEN
AREA
Beautiful secluded
farmhouse, 4 bed-
room, 2 baths, all
appliances, wash-
er/dryer hookup,
2 car attached
garage. $1,100/
month + utilities &
security. Call
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1039 Chimney
Service
A-1 ABLE
CHIMNEY
Rebuild & Repair
Chimneys. All
types of Masonry.
Liners Installed,
Brick & Block,
Roofs & Gutters.
Licensed &
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570-735-2257
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Free Estimates
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570-709-2479
1054 Concrete &
Masonry
D. Pugh
Concrete
All phases of
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jobs welcome.
Senior discount.
Free estimates.
Licensed & Insured
288-1701/655-3505
H O S CONSTRUCTION
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Certified - Masonry
Concrete - Roofing
Quality
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Free Estimates
570-574-4618 or
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Building
FATHER & SON
CONSTRUCTION
Interior & Exterior
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Jobs of All Sizes
570-814-4578
570-709-8826
1132 Handyman
Services
MERIT
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SERVICE
You Name It, We
Can Do it.
Over 30 Years Expe-
rience in General
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Licensed & Insured
570-704-8759
1135 Hauling &
Trucking
ALWAYS READY
HAULING
Property & Estate
Cleanups, Attics,
Cellars, Yards,
Garages,
Construction
Sites, Flood
Damage & More.
CHEAPER THAN
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SAME DAY
SERVICE
Free Estimates
570-301-3754
1204 Painting &
Wallpaper
Serra Painting
Book Now For
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Work Guaranteed
Satisfaction.
30 Yrs. Experience
Powerwash & Paint
Vinyl, Wood, Stucco
Aluminum.
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570-822-3943
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Black & White
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570.822-2766
Wilkes-Barre
1252 Roofing &
Siding
J & F
CONSTRUCTION
All types of roofing.
Repairs & Installation
25 Years Experience
Licensed/Insured
Free Estimates
Reliable Service
570-855-4259
SUMMER ROOFING
McManus
Construction
Licensed, Insured.
Everyday Low
Prices. 3,000
satisfied customers.
570-735-0846
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570-861-9027
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697 Market St. Kingston 697 Market St. Kingston
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PRIVATE • DISCRETE • IN-CALL
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DAILY 10AM-11PM
SCRANTON • 570.344.5395
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Massage
570-540-5333
177 South Market Street, Nanticoke
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FEATURING BODY AND
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$10 OFF HOUR
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570-337-3966
Unit 19A Gateway Shopping
Center, Edwardsville
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Rt. 11, West Nanticoke
735-4150
$20 OFF
ANY SESSION, ANY DAY,
ANY TIME W/AD
EXP. 9-12-12. NOWHIRING.INCENTIVES OFFERED.
MOST MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.
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424-226-2508
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801-647-7619
NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat 10-11 NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat 10-11
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460 S. Empire St. 460 S. Empire St.
Wilkes-Barre •970.4700 Wilkes-Barre •970.4700
HALF HOUR HALF HOUR
$20 $20
HOUR HOUR
$40 $40
With Coupon With Coupon
Discrete, Independent, Mature,
Attractive. 36D, 110 lbs.
Small waist, Blonde Escort-
Dancer-Lingerie Model
570-299-0064
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