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 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Shea (German shepherd mix) and Gandolph (gray cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Shea (German shepherd mix) and Gandolph (gray cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

It seems like every month or so another online poll or top list is released saying Scranton is a terrible place to live, miserable as hell, or full of ugly accents. Are these criticisms fair and based on actual research or just nasty, classist insults that harm the Electric City and its residents? BBC journalist […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Old homes, baboons with hammers, and the shrink ray

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Old homes, baboons with hammers, and the shrink ray

When I look upon the magnificence of the Scranton Cultural Center or the majesty of the Nicholson Bridge, I wonder how the generation that created such wonders in the first part of the 20th century could also create some of the dumbest, most asinine, ball-busting houses ever made. I become bewildered at how an American […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The inspirational story of Wilkes-Barre photographer/designer Keith Perks

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The inspirational story of Wilkes-Barre photographer/designer Keith Perks

Greetings, friends, If the saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” is true, then I hope the words-to-dollars exchange rate is good because that would put local photographer/graphic designer Keith Perks somewhere north of a billionaire. For years, he has been capturing NEPA’s beauty, artistry, and originality in his photography, as well as helping […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Interview with Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright on the Nay Aug Park holiday light display

Driving through the holiday light display at Nay Aug Park has become an annual tradition for many residents of Scranton and Northeastern Pennsylvania, though they may not realize what goes into the winter wonderland every year. David DeCosmo, a professional broadcaster on radio and TV for over 50 years, interviewed Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright and […]

 Rich Howells

Do you miss shopping at The Globe Store in Scranton? These videos will take you back

During the golden age of department stores, The Globe Store shone brightly, serving eager shoppers in downtown Scranton for over 100 years, most memorably during the holiday season with its huge window displays and unique decorations in every department. It was a simpler era then, when retail employees seemed more personable and customers didn’t trample […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Aries (Rhodesian ridgeback mix) and Blondie (long-haired cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Aries (Rhodesian ridgeback mix) and Blondie (long-haired cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal […]

 Lora Kormos

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

The Top 10 best ways to spend the holidays in NEPA (and beyond)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the Christmas season is officially upon Northeastern Pennsylvania. The cold weather, the holiday music, the Christmas parades, and the decorations that went up in the stores long before Halloween was even here are sure to have put you in the holiday spirit by now. Here are […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

PUTTING IN WORK: Create your own opportunities

I’ve shared this story before about how I got started working in music. I can relate with the struggle that musicians face when they’re just starting out, and I thought I would share my humble beginnings with you, my NEPA Scene friends. In 2010, I made a decision to leave the career I’d been in […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Poe’s time machine and other ‘collectible’ silliness

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Poe’s time machine and other ‘collectible’ silliness

I was working a charity appraisal fair when a woman ran up to my table clutching a small book in a sandwich bag. “I was told you’re the man to see about old books,” she beamed. I nodded. “Then you’re going to love this! It’s a book of poems and short stories by Edgar Allan […]

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