Last updated: October 20. 2013 9:55AM - 2166 Views
ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com



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I finally traded in my 2001 Chevy Cavalier with more than 303,000 miles on it and got a used vehicle to replace it. The deal was made at Tunkhannock Auto Mart who took care of me by including free lifetime inspections and an oil change free of charge.


But for those of you not in the mood to spend thousands of dollars just to land a free oil change, there is another way thanks to Will-Eeze Speedy Lube. Paul Williamson, the owner of the no-appointment oil change shop on Route 309 near the Wegmans in Wilkes-Barre Township, has once again graciously agreed to offer a gift certificate for a free oil change.


So it’s trivia contest time dear readers, once again.


The question is: This Pennsylvania city proclaims itself as the “Birthplace of the Oil Industry?”


Send me an email before 5 p.m. Monday with “Will-Eeze Speedy Lube” in the subject line and include your name and address in the email. I’ll draw a winner at random from all entries with a correct answer received by the deadline.


As I child I fondly recall going to see the Harlem Globetrotters playing the Washington Generals at the Spectrum in Philadelphia. Always entertaining and something I’ll never forget.


Make memories with your children next year when the team visits the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. To make matters even more fan interactive, online voting is now open at harlemglobetrotters.com/rule, where all fans can choose which new game-changing rules they want to see in their hometown.


The 2014 online ballot includes three new rule proposals:


• Hot Hand Jersey – Both teams will have a “Hot Hand Jersey” they can pass among each other. The player who is wearing this jersey will receive double points on made baskets.


• Make or Miss – The quarter begins with only two players on the court for each team. When a team scores, a teammate may enter the game. When they miss, the player missing the shot must leave the court, leaving his or her teammates shorthanded.


• Trick Shot Challenge – Via three challenge flags per team, each coach can challenge the other team to make a trick shot. If the team makes the trick shot, they earn five points. If they miss, the other team receives five points.


Tickets start at $15 (probably what my parents paid in the 1980s) and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, www.ticketmaster.com, the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza box office or by phone at 800-745-3000.


An additional donation that benefits a great cause and yourself can be found at LoneStar Steakhouse. Donate $2 or more at the restaurant and get a $5 coupon good toward a future visit until Oct. 31. The money will go to the Children’s Miracle Network.


Andrew M. Seder, a Times Leader staff writer, may be reached at 570-829-7269. Email any local steals or deals to him at aseder@timesleader.com and follow him on Twitter @TLAndrewSeder for offers and news throughout the week.


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