Mary Poppins Is Coming To Millbrook

Mary Poppins Millbrook HouseThe Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook’s next production of Mary Poppins ​at the Ryan Main Stage.

“It’s a Jolly Holiday with Mary!” Mary Poppins​, the beloved classic musical has finally arrived at Millbrook Playhouse with a heartwarming score, spoonfuls of imagination, and a flying nanny!

Mary Poppins has flown into No. 17 Cherry Tree lane to visit George, Winifred, Jane and Michael Banks. Through her teachings we learn that medicine is easy to take with a spoonful of sugar​, find that silver lining in any situation, and that even when the winds change just go with it and fly a kite​. Along with her many life lessons, she brings the children and the audience on many wonderful magical adventures with her favorite old side kick Bert.

This practically perfect musical offers singing, dancing, and joy for the whole family. Based from the book by P.L Travers originally published in 1938 and the Walt Disney Classic from 1964, this newly innovated production brings Mary Poppins into a different theatrical experience that audiences have never seen!

The score includes the Mary Poppins classic tunes such as “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “Jolly Holiday,” “Let’s Go Fly a Kite,” “Step in Time,” and “Chim Chiminey.”

Mary Poppins features original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman and Book by Julian Fellowes​. Directed and Choreographed by Courtney Laine Self​, Music Directed by Justin Adams​, Set Design by Joshua E. Gallagher​, Costume Design by Sydney Moore​, Lighting Design by Ethan Vail, Props Design by Denise Lalevee​, and Sound Design by Joshua J. Duguid​.

Cast includes Samantha Carroll as Mary Poppins, Spencer Streno as Bert, Tom Lavalee as George Banks, Catherine DeLuce as Winifred Banks, Elizabeth Shaffer as Jane Banks, Kendall Eichenlaub as Michael, Bebe Mae Tabickman as Mrs. Brill, Matthew Fairlee as Robertson Ay, David Groccia as Admiral Boom, Sara Davis as Katie Nanna, Brian Pereira as The Park Keeper, Charles Walljasper Robinson as Neleus, Emily Celeste Fink ​as Mrs. Corey, LilyAnn Gugino, Kali Haines ​as the Bird Women, Olivia Hanna, Aimee Hunsinger, Matt Kiesling, Madi Meeker, Ariana Newlen, Brendan Rosell, Elaina M Shaffer, and Colby Stoner​.

Don’t miss this timeless classic come to life at Millbrook Playhouse in the Ryan Main Stage June 18 – 20, 25 – 27, July 1­3 at 7:30pm and June 21, 24, 27, 28, July 1 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children. Group rates are available. You can purchase tickets by calling 570­748­8083, online at, or by coming to the box any day of the week. “​It’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!”

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Picture One Mary and Bert – Mary Played by Samantha Carroll and Bert Played by Spencer Streno

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Picture two: Banks and Mary
Pictured L-R – Mr. Banks Played by Tom Lavallee, Mary Played by Samantha Carroll, Jane Banks Played by Elizabeth Schaffer, Mrs. Banks Played by Catherine DeLuce and Michael Banks Played by Kendall Eichenlaub

PA JOBS 1st Grant sponsors up to $5,000 in training for eligible organizations*

Throughout the month of June, select Penn State Corporate Learning workshops are being subsidized for eligible
organizations and individuals by a PA JOBS 1st Grant. These workshops will help your employees increase their productivity
and professional skills and will be taught by experienced Penn State Corporate Learning instructors.
Lean and Continuous Process Improvement—
Thursday, June 18, 8:30 a.m.–noon
*$0 with Grant/$199 without
Essentials of Successful Sales—
State College
Fridays, June 19 and 26, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$695 without
Monday, June 22, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$299 without
HR Management—Shamokin Dam
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$299 without
Thursday, June 25, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$275 without
Monday, June 29, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$275 without
Finance Boot Camp—Lewistown
Tuesday, June 30, 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
*$0 with Grant/$349 with

* To be eligible for the PA JOBS 1st Grant, employees must work
for companies that are located in Centre, Clinton, Columbia,
Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland,
Snyder, or Union county. Companies that exceed the subsidy
limit of $5,000 will be billed for the difference by Penn State
Corporate Learning. This subsidy is made possible by the
Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Corporation
through the PA JOBS 1st Grant.

Space is limited. Register today at
or call 814-865-6341 or toll free 877-534-4778
When registering, you will be asked to provide a valid business
address and contact information.

Millbrook presents its Season Opener: The Queen of Bingo

It’s Bingo Time At Millbrook!!

queen of bingo logoThe Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook’s opening production of The Queen of Bingo in the Poorman Cabaret opening June 11, 2015.

The Queen of Bingo is a touching tale of two sisters, using humor and bingo to get through the hard times in life. Just like “Eunice and Mama” from “The Carol Burnett Show” , The Queen of Bingo offers quick wit, dark humor, and touching
moments about life and family. The show follows sisters, Babe and Sis, as they go to their weekly Bingo game to escape life and reveal personal secrets. With hilarious gestures, witty humor, and poignant zingers the girls take you on a journey to answer the question “Who is the Queen of Bingo?” At tonight’s game, Babe joins her sister, Sis, after a
two week hiatus from her regular St. Joe’s Bingo game that has been a ten year standing tradition. Throughout the evening, the sisters reveal what has kept Babe away from the game, and what is drawing Sis into Bingo.

You could win a Turkey! D uring this evening of comedy, the audience gets to play Bingo and has the chance to win a turkey. Bring your own food and drinks to the theatre and engage yourself in this production where no matter what you’re going through in life, no matter how hard it seems, there’s always a way to get through it.

The Queen of Bingo is written by Jeanne Michels and Phyllis Murphy. B ingo is directed by M artena Rogers, featuring, Millbrook Alum S hannon Agnew as Babe (C hurch Basement Ladies ), newcomer C ourtney Cook as Sis, and Renovo resident Aa ron Kelley as Father Mac, Set and Props Design by D enise Lalevee, Lighting design by Ethan Vail , Costume design by Kim Jones , and Sound Design by Joshua Duguid.

Don’t miss this dynamic sisterhood come to life at Millbrook Playhouse in the Poorman Cabaret J une 11 – 14, 17 – 21 at 7:30pm and June 17 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students and $10 for children 12 and under. Group rates are available. You can purchase tickets by calling 570-748-8083, online at, or by coming to the Box Office.

“Give me Bingo everyday; I’m having the time of my life!!”

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A New Approach to Treating Unsightly Facial and Legs Veins

Advanced Vein Care imageFacial and legs veins are now a thing of the past. The Excel V™ laser system by Cutera® safely and effectively treats a broad range of vascular skin conditions, from superficial blemishes and skin discoloration to large lesions and deep vascular scars. Its high level of customization makes Excel V™ so effective at treating so many different conditions such as:
• Rosacea
• Spider veins in legs and face
• Telangiectasia
• Cherry angioma
• Sun spots
• Port wine stains

Excel V™ provides:
• Fast, immediate results—resume normal activities immediately after treatment
• No injections and no long-term side effects
• Treatment for men and women—with any skin type

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Excel V™ treats vascular conditions by administering a unique high power green laser that is absorbed by the abnormal blood vessels in the skin. The laser heats the abnormal vessels causing the vein walls to collapse and seal shut. Over time, the vessels will no longer be visible.

The procedure is performed in the comfort of our office. Unlike other procedures, injections or topical anesthesia are not required.

The number of treatments depends on various parameters, including the size, thickness and color of the vascular lesion. Superficial vascular lesions are usually easiest to treat; some patients might see significant improvement after just one treatment. However, individual results vary, and final results may not be apparent for several weeks or months.

Most patients experience a mild stinging sensation as the pulses of light energy are delivered through the hand piece. The skin is cooled as the treatment is performed—making it very tolerable. Following the treatment, the pain is minimal to nonexistent.

The vascular and benign pigmented conditions the Excel V™ treats are considered cosmetic and therefore are not covered by insurance.

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Central PA Hometowns: Where Our Hearts Are Hollidaysburg

Hollidaysburg imageHollidaysburg is the Blair County seat and home to nearly 6,000  people. It’s just south of Altoona on the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River, making it an important port on the Pennsylvania Main Line Canal from 1834 to 1854. In the past, the borough had foundries and machine shops, a silk mill, Pennsylvania Railroad switching yard, and Conrail car shop. There are a number of railroad-related sites still in operation by Norfolk Southern.

The borough was founded in 1796, named after Irish immigrants Adam and William Holliday. It became the county seat in 1846 when Blair County was organized out of a portion of Huntingdon County.

In 1989, the local Historic District was designated, preserving the unique architecture, including roughly 400 buildings. The town’s center is known as The Diamond, featuring the imposing Gothic Revival courthouse, completed in 1876.Hollidaysburg image2

The famous toy, Slinky, is manufactured within Hollidaysburg by Poof-Slinky, Inc. (formerly James
Industries, Inc.). More than a quarter billion Slinkys have been manufactured since 1945.

The Diamond, Canal Basin Park, and Legion Memorial Park are centers for community events and celebrations. Nearby are Altoona railroad museum, Horseshoe Curve, Canoe Creek State Park, and historic Fort Roberdeau.


Coming Up This Summer
Discovery Garden Plant Sale –May 16, 9a.m.-2p.m., Legion Memorial Park, benefiting Discovery Garden Project and Skills Foundation
Hollidaysburg Community Band concerts –May 25, June 28, July 26, and September 7 at Canal Basin Park
Allegheny Street Cruise-in– May 29, 6-9 p.m., downtown
Altoona Symphony Orchestra Concert –August 29
Downtown Live Summer Concerts –five dates in June – September
Farm and Craft Market – June–September, Montgomery Street off the Diamond


Teeth Whitening App

carnicella&associates imageIs it vanity if you work out at the gym?
Is it vanity to get a suntan in the summer?
Is it vanity if you dye your hair?
Is it vanity if you wear makeup?

It might be, yet we all do these things. We all try to look and feel our best. So why do we stop trying to look and feel our best when it comes to our teeth?

Why do people think they don’t deserve a nice smile?
Why do people think they are too old to have a nice smile?
Why do people think it’s vanity if they whiten their teeth?
Why do people think a small investment in their smile isn’t worth the same as highlights in their hair?

There is a 94% correlation between job performance, how people are rated in job interviews, and if they have a good smile or not. Smiling people are confident people, and confidence is a top 10 factor in happiness and success, professionally and personally. People who don’t smile may not be angrycarnicella&associates image2 or miserable, but that is the perception because they aren’t smiling. And why aren’t they?

Are people afraid of the dentist?
Are people afraid to look better?
Are people afraid to be judged?
Are people afraid to spend money on themselves?

Small but significant alterations in a smile can cost less than a haircut, and yet be life changing to a person. Cosmetic improvements RARELY even require anesthetic, so being afraid of pain should never be a factor! Everyone deserves to feel their best and be able to put their best self forward. No one should be judged for exercising, dying their hair, or wearing makeup. Why be judged for wanting to have a healthy confident smile? As for costs, that should never cause someone to shy away from something that could change their life. Being moms, our entire office understands that family and their needs often come first, for any parent or even grandparent. Therefore, we would never assume someone should spend more than what they are comfortable with. Again, a small but significant smile makeover can cost less than a hundred dollars!

The new app from Philips and Zoom whitening can show you what a whiter, straighter, healthier smile can look like before you ever make a committment! We are always happy to do free consultations and take these photos with our new app, so you too can get a glimpse at what a difference a confident healthy smile can mean to you!

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Older Can Be Cool

Studio808hairMy wife and I went to Miami for a conference last weekend. I love traveling. There’s nothing like leaving home for an adventure, no matter what the distance or mode of transportation. Getting out of your day-to-day surroundings and common people interactions is a challenge and a great time for reflection.

So there I sat in Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport watching the parade of people. The thing that always strikes me is the images that people try to portray and miss. The most striking are the older folks (like myself) who are trying to look young. Usually that doesn’t work.

Awareness of fashion tempered by age is an ideal combination. Europeans seem to most consistently portray that feel of wearing their age and current fashion comfortably. It’s OK to wear contemporary fashion lines as long as they don’t conflict with not so contemporary physical lines. A couple of basic rules to follow are:

• If your hair has thinned, don’t try a spiky or textured hair style.
If you can see daylight through your hair, your style doesn’t work.

• If you don’t have the muscle tone of a 19 year old, don’t wear tight fitting straight-line cloths. Round lines under tight straight lines is not what the designer had in mind.

• If you are losing color in your hair (graying) you are also loosing color in your skin, eyes, teeth, and nails. Going natural or coloring your hair no more than one or two levels lighter or darker works best.

• You should always check your finished look in a full length mirror. If you see a head of hair, a face, and a costume all screaming “look at me”, you need to adjust your look. If you see a head (hair and face not competing for attention) and a costume with contemporary lines that flow with harmony, then you are, in fact cool. Still older (they all know anyway) but certainly cool.

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Spring Cleaning: Tips and Tricks

molly maid image 3Don’t be afraid to come out from under that fuzzy blanket. I know it has been a long winter and you are so used to being warm and comfortable, but you need to get ready for spring. Yes, spring is here and if you want to be ready to get outside and plant those flowers, you will need to start spring cleaning NOW!

Tips; The Basics: Never use a dirty cloth (microfiber is best), start at the top of any room (high dusting), work your way around the room, section by section Top to Bottom but don’t forget the center of the room coffee table, television etc.

Start in the back of the house and move room to room. Remembering to hand wipe baseboards, woodwork, door frames, light switches, windows, window frames. This is spring cleaning not just a quick dust and vacuum.

Tricks: Pick up the phone and call Molly Maid to schedule your free consultation. Meet with us to match your cleaning needs with our services. Your team of “Mollies” arrive ready to work and get the job done. Hire the team for one time cleaning or for on-going. Our teams are all insured and bonded. We bring all supplies and equipment and use environmentally friendly products.

If you decide to tackle the cleaning yourself or have Molly Maid do all or part of the cleaning, you will be closer to enjoying all those outside activities. Happy Spring!

Lois Grose, President and Owner of Molly Maid of Centre, Mifflin and Juniata counties since 1996. Celebrating 18 years!
To schedule your FREE consultation or for more information, call Lois at 814-238-4004 or visit the Molly Maid website at or to purchase Gift Certificates.

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Six Things Every Kids Closet Needs

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Jeff Ulmer, Owner

Kids are lucky enough to be shorter than adults. This makes it possible for them to utilize their space more efficiently! Instead of one row of hanging rods, like most adult closets, break up hanging rows of clothes into two or three.

This makes it easy for a child to keep dirty clothes organized! Make a game of it from the start, and it can become part of their routine.

These help utilize the extra wall space not covered by rods and shelving. Plus, it’s great book/gym bag storage.

Ok, not junk, but a drawer for pencils, erasers and miscellaneous school supplies is a must-have for every school-aged kid.

Pullout shelves or shoe cubbies make storing children’s shoes easy.

Drawers are much easier to keep organized than Shelves.

When you provide a space for everything, kids are like adults and they will be more apt to put thingsClosets Plus image 2 back in their proper place. Closets Plus will meet with you to discuss how we can optimize your kids closets and help your Spring Cleaning to be a success this year! There is no charge or obligation for us to meet with you and come up with a design for your closets. We take the measurements, discuss options, and email you the design and estimate.

Millions of dollars are spent each year on clothing, yet some people insist on shoving those garments into inadequate closet space. Let Closets Plus show you how to double your closet space with our laminated wood or ventilated wire systems. You can visit us at our showroom at It’s All About Me Boutique in Selinsgrove by appointment at 570-244-7225 or 888-649-2969, on the web at or see our latest projects on

My husband and I can’t believe what a difference our closet makes. It is a pleasure to walk into a nice neat space. We actually can see the clothes we have (LOL), and really, it is a pleasure to SHOW IT OFF!!! NO MORE EMBARRASSMENT DEALING WITH UNKEMPT CLOSETS. Thank you for making our lives a lot less stressful.” – Yvonne S.

“55 minutes The amount of time an average American spends each day looking for things he/she has but can’t find” – Good Housekeeping

Stop reaching for your favorite pants or shirt only to discover it’s hopelessly wrinkled. Call Closets Plus for a free estimate today. We know you’ll be glad you did!

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What To Do Before Filing a Divorce

lance t marshall law officesMy own research tells me that March is the month for divorce filings as the “New Year, New Me” resolutions kick into gear. For those of you seeking an end to your marriage, here are some proactive measures you can take that can help you get your fair share of the assets in the breakup as well as reduce your legal fees:

1) Gather key documents. Once a divorce has been initiated, getting key financial information can become difficult. Gather copies of any documents that verify assets, liabilities, income and expenses. These documents include bank, brokerage and retirement statements, tax returns and property deeds. Copies of bills for the home will be helpful to have if you are leaving the home. Credit card statements as close in time to when you leave are a must have. If you suspect your spouse is hiding assets or debt, keep an eye out for unusual withdrawals from existing accounts and take pictures of envelopes from unknown banks or brokerages (rather than opening them).

2) You will need cash reserves. Stop spending money if you have your own account. If all of your money is commingled and you have no way of opening a checking account without raising red flags, then I suggest opening a credit card with a low or introductory 0% interest rate. This step is important because if you are lucky and you and your spouse can agree, a divorce will take 3-6 months. If you are unlucky, a divorce can take well over 2 years.

Divorce is expensive, so make sure this is something that you want to do. If it is something you want to do, please contact the Law Offices of Lance T. Marshall for an initial consultation at (814) 308-8439 or by e-mail:

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