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vol.18 issue 20 | apr. 6-12, 2011
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note that this was the firstyear Weekender readers wereable to vote solely online,and just like in years past,the turnout was astounding.See the results starting on page 44, and join us at theawards ceremony to celebrateour winners and runners-upWednesday,April 6 at 8 p.m.at Breaker’s inside MoheganSun at Pocono Downs.Also in this week’sissue, you can read about theunveiling of the “Mooseum”at The Lands at HillsideFarms, which is a LeadershipWilkes-Barre project (p. 52),and The Misery Jackals showat the Vintage Theater inScranton that’s a long-time-coming homecoming for the band’s bassist (p. 20).As always, thanks for reading! Nikki M. MascaliWeekender Editor 
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