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 NEPA Scene Staff

Sledding is back at McDade Park in Scranton

Sledding is back at McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: McDade Park is once again offering some exciting winter fun – sledding. Thanks to the recent snowfalls, the hill is ready and families are making their way to the park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) for this old-fashioned winter activity. According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz, […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Resolutions at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 01/25/15

PHOTOS: Resolutions at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center, 01/25/15

Organized by life coach and NEPA Scene “Strength & Focus” columnist Rich Perry, Resolutions was the first event of its kind in Northeastern Pennsylvania, transforming the typical health and well conference into a day of fun and self-discovery on Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center. The gathering included presentations by Sharon […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Musicians, please stop using the word ‘viral’

PUTTING IN WORK: Musicians, please stop using the word ‘viral’

“Yo, man, I’m trying to get this to go viral.” Ugh. I receive e-mails like this all the time. Listen, I know it’s tough to be a musician. My path in the music business was, and still is, very similar to what an aspiring artist would encounter. I know you want your music to be […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Reading the forgotten letters of ordinary people

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Reading the forgotten letters of ordinary people

The personal correspondence of America’s legendary figures has been exhibited in museums, published in books, and sold at auction to eager collectors. Such letters not only give us intimate insights into those who shaped our nation and culture, they also prove that even the legendary were ordinary people. As an auctioneer, I often find the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Every Tuesday, the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association and Diamond City Partnership release a list of events happening in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Subscribe here to receive this list via e-mail or just check NEPA Scene each week. Downtown events Thursday, Jan. 29 Event: Artist’s Opening Reception for Dale Threlkeld: End of Illusion Time: 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Location: […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Reflecting on Resolutions

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Reflecting on Resolutions

Greetings, friends! Well, normally this column comes out on Mondays, but after Resolutions this past weekend, I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I needed a personal day of quiet meditation, reading a good book and (with the exception of a few personal messages and phone calls) a day to be with my self. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2015 Scranton Parade Day shirt features ‘Sons of Anarchy’ design

2015 Scranton Parade Day shirt features ‘Sons of Anarchy’ design

From a press release: For the past six year, partners Chris Ventura and Joe Caviston have released an exclusive t-shirt design for Scranton’s St. Patrick’s Parade, the second largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the country. The shirt generally revolves around pop culture, with Macklemore and Miley Cyrus-themed shirts being featured in 2013 and 2014. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

McCann School of Business & Technology to hold free Health and Fitness Day on Feb. 5

McCann School of Business & Technology to hold free Health and Fitness Day on Feb. 5

From a press release: As a premier provider of health care and beauty and wellness training programs, McCann School of Business & Technology is committed to making the community aware of the importance of staying healthy and fit. Therefore, the career school is holding a free “Health and Fitness Day: A Better You, A Better […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Danny (bullmastiff mix) and Newton (Maine coon)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Danny (bullmastiff mix) and Newton (Maine coon)

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 […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Collectible vs. marketable

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Collectible vs. marketable

As an auctioneer, I take issue with the term collectible, especially when I reject an item for auction and the object’s owner retorts, “But it’s a collectible!” As imparted on Dictionary.com, collectible has two definitions: The first definition of collectible is the most accurate. So long as one has the desire and the means to […]

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