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Party at the Brewery!




You read that right! There's a PARTY AT THE BREWERY Friday May22 6-8pm.

Join me & the rest of Team ENDURE as we KICK THE KEG. Sample some tasty brews from the Susquehanna Brewery in Pittston. There will also be live entertainment, snacks, and door prizes.

FYI...Endure is the annual bike ride that raises money for the American Cancer Society.

KICK THE KEG
Fri May22 6-8p

Susquehanna Brewing Co.
635 S. Main St, Pittston, PA


$20 in advance
$25 at door

*Live entertainment
*Light fare
*Beer & wine
*Door prizes

Join team ENDURE as we kick off our summer of support & caring.

And don't forget to sign up for the Endure Bike Ride Sunday Aug 9.

CLICK HERE for more info on this year's ENDURE bike ride.




Fred Maier of SBC & I sampling some of the brews when I took a tour in 2012.

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Thanks for Running with Us!!!



Thanks so much for running/walking with us in the 4th Annual St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel 5K in Dunmore. It was a beautful day Saturday!!!




Here's Liss & I with just a few of the kids that ran with us.




Hey dude, you've got our number!



Dave Bohman from WNEP hosted. And Champ from the SWB Railriders hung out for the kids.




And here we go...




Yep. Just got passed by a 7 yr old!

Good times. :)

-Rock

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Hump Day News Blooper

The reaction from the news guy on the left is PRICELESS!!!



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Weekend in Pictures



Coming back from another SUPER BUSY weekend in NEPA.  Friday I got to hang with my favorite bird, Tux, and fire up the crowd for the Penguins playoff opener.  Our Pens won the first 2 games at home this weekend and can wrap up the 1st round of the Calder Cup playoffs with a win in Syracuse Wednesday night.  #LetsGoPens




Sunday I hit Scranton with 500 over riders for the 12th Annual Tour de Scranton.  We did the 32 mile trek to Carbondale & back.  Despite a cloudy day, it was great to get out for my first big ride of the season.




The money raised benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
More info here-- > www.tourdescranton.com




Sunday night I ditched the spandex and got all fancy with Fast Freddie at the big fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center.  We were media hosts for the 15th Annual Evening of Fine Food & Wine.  Wow!  Great tastes indeed.  And it's really cool to donate the time and give back to an awesome facility like the Cultural Center.  We are so lucky to have such a venue here in NEPA.

Hope you had a good one...
Rock




 
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Video-of-the-week!!!



A VERY cheeky finish to a horse race!

Keep your pants on...the vid will start in a minute.

Feel free to comment with your own CRACK!!!



 
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Happy 10 Years!!!




Recently Lissa & I were contacted by Stephanie, a volunteer at the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary in Mehoopany.  They wanted us to remind you about the center celebrating it's 10th year providing education programs to over 2,000 kids and 1,000 adults.  More than 600 animals have been rescued and cared for at the sanctuary.

As they like to put it, Indraloka provides a "heaven on Earth" for farm animals with no other place left to turn.

This sounds like a pretty amazing place.  Visitors are always welcome.  They are open for visits & tours most Saturdays at 11a or by appointment Tuesday thru Friday.

Want to learn more?

Visit their site --> www.indraloka.org/





 
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Is NEPA Above or Below Average...



...when it comes to BABYSITTING RATES?

Care.com just released the results of their 1st annual babysitter survey.  I found it hard to believe the amount of cash babysitters are bringing home!  On average, nationwide, whether they are a full-time caregiver, or a regular date-night sitter, last year they were paid $13.44/hour.  That's up a buck from 2013.

What do you pay your sitter?  And if you babysit, where do you charge?  Are you above or below the national average?  As one of our listeners put it:  "Pay peanuts and you get monkeys."

Here's what a few of our listeners had to say:

--I wouldn't pay more than $9.25 for a teenager.  That's way more than they would get at a fast food joint.
--I pay $2.50 an hour per child.  If I had to pay the average per child, I might as well just stay home because it wouldn't be worth me working.
--$14/hour for a babysitter???  That's crazy!  Most people in this area don't make anywhere near that at work.
--My daughter makes $10/hour.
--$75 for 3 kids for 6 hours.
--I'm a babysitter.  I tell parents $10/hour but I generally get $12.
--$14 an hour for a babysitter seems a little ridiculous.  There are some P/T Police officers in this area that aren't even making that.
--I was earning about $200-300 a week.  I was watching 3 kids and I'm 17.
--When my wife & I were looking for a babysitter we had someone who wanted $20/hour.  We didn't choose that person!

 
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This Video is TRULY AMAZING!!!

Fast cars, dinosaurs, Kung Fu...this new David Hasselhoff vid has EVERYTHING!!!

Thank me later...

-Rock




 
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Spring = Bike Time



The snow is gone and the weather is SLOWLY starting to warm up.  It's time to get your bike tuned up and get registered for some fun Spring rides!




Here's a few rides on my radar for this month.


BIKE 'N BREW 2015

Shawnee Craft Brewery
Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
Saturday Apr25 10a

This is a 16 mile trail ride (mountain bikes only).  After the ride you are shuttled back to the brewery for food & brews.  Mountain biking along the Delaware + Shawnee Craft beer.  Sounds like a home run! 

More info at www.bikedwg.com


TOUR DE SCRANTON

Sunday Apr26 10a
Benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund 
Your choice of 6 routes (4-65 mi) all starting at Scranton High School

This is a well-organized ride for bikers of all ages.  I've done that one that last few years.  It's a great warmup to the Spring biking season.

More info here:  www.tourdescranton.com

I hope to see you on the trail or road some time soon!
-Rock






 

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Best of Late Night Pranks!

Rihanna surprises Jimmy Kimmel...in bed!


 

Did you catch this prank pulled by Katie Couric on James Corden's show last night? Classic!!!


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