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Reads Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

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THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Poetry Reading, by Amye Archer from her latest edition “Bangs,” about sex, love, divorce and the hair bands of the 1980s. Artists for Art Gallery, 514 Lackawanna Ave., Scranton. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. 570-969-1040.Adult Book Group, a discussion of “The Leftovers” by Tom Perrotta, about what would happen if The Rapture actually took place and millions of people disappeared from the Earth. Wyoming Free Library, 358 Wyoming Ave. Noon on Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-693-1364.

 

Exhibits Listings: Oct. 17 to 23, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Chicks with Balls, paintings by award-winning, nationally known artist Judy Takacs depicting strength, courage and success of unsung heroines in everyday life. Opens Friday, Oct. 24 with a reception 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Schulman Gallery, Luzerne County Community College, 1333 S. Prospect St., Nanticoke. Through Dec. 9 with hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. 570-740-0727.

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Kids Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Bring your creation representing a children’s book or book character to the Marian Sutherland Kirby Library, 35 Kirby Ave., Mountain Top, by Friday, Oct. 24. Pumpkins will be on display through Friday, Oct. 31 with patrons voting on their favorite. Winner receives a gift certificate to Target. 570-474-9313.

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Oct. 24 to 30 The Guide Listings: Buys

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Fall Craft Show, with more than 100 crafters. Columbia Montour Area Vo-Tech School, 5050 Sweppenheiser Drive, Bloomsburg. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-784-8040.Flea Market, Craft and Vendor Sale, with lunch and a Welsh-cookie sale. Eastern Star Building, 15 Foster St., Dallas. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-675-4893.Fall Repurpose Sale, with new and gently used items, $3 fill-a-bag book sale, food and baked goo...

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Outdoors listings: Oct. 24 to Oct. 30

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Live Bats: Fact or Fiction, a talk on these nocturnal mammals with Susan Gallagher of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. Wild Birds Unlimited, Dallas Shopping Center, Memorial Highway. 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25. 570-675-9900.Birding in the Kirby Park Natural Area with the Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society. Meet at the parking lot by the Nesbitt Park Boat Launch, Wilkes-Barre. 8 a.m. Sunday...

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Stage Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014The Addams Family, a new musical based on the macabre TV family who are put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Presented by Phoenix Theatrics at the Phoenix Performing Arts Centre, 409 Main St., Duryea. 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25. $12. 570-457-3589.Slapstick Sonata, a theater piece with visual poetry meeting physical comedy with a dash of contemporary circus, set to the music of Moz...

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Events Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Horror Film Fest, a screening of the teen vampire movie “The Lost Boys” (1987). Osterhout Free Library, 71 S. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre. 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. 570-821-1959.Hallo-Fun, Halloween family fun with selected “Hallo-riffic” amusement rides, games and trick-or-treat stations. Knoebels Amusement Park, Route 487, Elysburg. 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24; 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oc...

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Concert Listings: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014

THIS WEEK: Oct. 24 to 30, 2014Mike Lewis, the Americana singer-songwriter. Voice of Hope Christian Coffee House, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 231 E. State St., Nanticoke. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. Free. Broadcast live on WVHO-FM (94.5). 570-735-1760.In Recital, a concert by organist Timothy E. Smith. Houlihan-McLean Center, Jefferson Avenue and Mulberry Street, University of Scranton. 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24. F...

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Mother sues Luzerne County over son’s injuries

WILKES-BARRE — A Larksville woman is suing Luzerne County over injuries she says her 14-year-old son sustained at the Seven Tubs Nature Area in Bear Creek Township.The two-count suit, filed Thursday in Luzerne County Court, seeks unspecified damages. It claims the injuries may diminish the boy’s future earning capacity, and also claims negligence by the county inflicted emotional distress upon the mother.According to the civil complaint, Melissa Moser, her so...

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Comets advance to finals behind potent offense

WRIGHT TWP. — At 4-f0ot-11 and a half (don’t forget the half), Daniella Callaghan admits most opponents aren’t particularly intimidated by her when she steps onto the field.“They don’t expect me to do anything,” the senior forward said. “And then I just wiggle around them.”And scores goals.Callaghan struck twice to help lead Crestwood into the District II Class AA Field Hockey Tournament final after topping Holy ...

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Study: Beef up Luzerne County 911 staff

A new independent study backs up complaints that Luzerne County’s 911 center is understaffed, recommending the addition of 15 full-time employees.The center is currently budgeted for 77 full-time employees, and the proposed 2015 budget did not increase that amount.County 911 Executive Director Fred Rosencrans sought the study, which was completed by MCM Consulting Group, Inc., after the center was criticized for dispatching emergency crews to the wrong location in ...

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Unknown territory for Game 3 starters

/SAN FRANCISCO — In the middle of a champagne-and-beer-soaked clubhouse after the San Francisco Giants won the NL Championship Series, Tim Hudson was given the chance to speak to his team.The message was as simple as Hudson’s approach on the mound: “World Series, baby!”After 16 years, 214 regular-season wins and seven failed trips to the postseason, Hudson has finally made it to baseball’s biggest stage at age 39.Hudson...

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Lincecum to be evaluated after back injury

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum is scheduled to undergo treatment and further evaluation on his tight back once the team returns to AT&T Park.The Giants were preparing to leave Kansas City early Thursday afternoon Central time before an off-day World Series workout later Thursday in the Bay Area, a schedule that has worked so far for Bruce Bochy’s club to stay fresh by not flying all night.“He is doing OK,” athletic ...

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More NEPA grandparents parenting again

WILKES-BARRE — Gerri Mikelski is part of a growing trend in Luzerne County and across the country —she is raising her granddaughter.But Mikelski, 64, of Pittston, was quick to refer to Judith Mikelski, 10, as her daughter. Mikelski said she has been raising Judith since she was about 9 months old and legally adopted the child as her daughter about seven years ago.“Both parents were on drugs and weren’t taking care of her,” Mikelski said. She...

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World Series

/SAN FRANCISCO — Eric Hosmer is eager to see what makes San Francisco’s waterfront ballpark unique.“I know absolutely nothing,” the Kansas City first baseman said. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, the atmosphere and the energy the crowd brings. I’ve always wanted to play there.”“I’m sure going for the first time for a World Series game, it should be fun,” he said.Well, wa...

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Luzerne man charged in home invasion

LUZERNE — A borough man has been charged in connection with a Willard Street home invasion earlier this week.Joshua Tyler Rose, 19, was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Thursday, borough police said.Police said a Willard Street resident heard a knock on his front door at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday and, when he answered, an unknown male, about 6 feet tall and wearing a white hoodie said, “I’m from Hazleton, I’m looking for Pringle Street.”...

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Royals lineups a work of art

/KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Take a look around the Kansas City Royals’ dugout and it’s pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.The fancy handwriting, that is.In the midst of smeared pine-tar rags, spit-out sunflower seeds and plenty of dirt, there hangs a piece of pure art — the lineup cards drawn by bench coach Don Wakamatsu.Using a calligraphy style he has worked to develop for more than a decade, Wakama...

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McCoy ready for season’s biggest test

PHILADELPHIA — Just when Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy gets his game back on track, here comes the NFL’s best run defense.McCoy, coming off his finest game of the season a 149-yard effort in a 27-0 win over the New York Giants, faces an Arizona Cardinals’ defense that has allowed an average of just 72 yards rushing per game when the Eagles visit Arizona on Sunday.“I’m sure they’re going to try to take the run away,̶...

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