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 Sara Pokorny

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

The black-and-white beasts stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder, weigh 2,000 pounds apiece, and have hooves as large as dinner plates – but they aren’t beasts, at all, and are actually known as “gentle giants.” In fact, the Clydesdales will be hanging out at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre tonight eagerly awaiting […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: The poetry of auctioneering

BEHIND THE BLOCK: The poetry of auctioneering

Besides being an extraordinary auctioneer with a handsome beard, I’m also a poet. I primarily compose senryu, micropoems structurally identical to haiku, but while haiku concern themselves with nature, senryu tend to be about the idiosyncrasies of human existence. Naturally, some of my senryu are centered around aspects of auctioneering. Here are a few examples… […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: March 10-16

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: March 10-16

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 Tuesday, March 10 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley Art […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Trixie (Chihuahua) and Grayson (Maltese cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Trixie (Chihuahua) and Grayson (Maltese 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 […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Quirky qualification questions for potential consignors

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Quirky qualification questions for potential consignors

I entered the home, flashlight in hand. It was dark and dank and half fallen. The ceiling sagged like a hammock. The adjoining room was sunken by at least a foot, not by design, but because the house was ready to finish imploding at any moment. What contents were visible were buried in shattered plaster […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: What are you telling yourself?

STRENGTH & FOCUS: What are you telling yourself?

Someone recently asked me, “Do you talk to yourself?” to which I responded, “Yes, absolutely.” In fact, we all do. Now, I’m not talking about taking a vacation to the funny farm, but rather our internal dialogue and the outward comments we make about ourselves. This is our self-talk. Let’s take a closer look! Internal […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Jada (corgi mix) and Dewey (tabby cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Jada (corgi mix) and Dewey (tabby 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 […]

 Sara Pokorny

Driving backwards moves ‘Backwards Bob’ forward in life and his Monster Jam career

Driving backwards moves ‘Backwards Bob’ forward in life and his Monster Jam career

Monster Jam trucker one of many to be featured this weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre

Watching an enormous truck fly through the air, crushing cars and spinning about on huge wheels, is astonishing in itself – but what if it were doing it all backwards? OK, so maybe the actual act of driving backwards is untrue, but the Backwards Bob truck definitely gives off the impression that driver Bryan Wright […]

 Rich Howells

This time-lapse video of a Wilkes-Barre woman transforming into a leopard has us intrigued

An intriguing time-lapse video was uploaded to Facebook last night of a woman being transformed by makeup artists into a leopard, and while what exactly it’s promoting is not yet clear, a few hints have been dropped so far. The video, created by Earl and Sedor Studios, is directed by Wilkes-Barre Internet marketing company Coal […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

PUTTING IN WORK: Is YouTube really helping musicians, or is it the other way around?

How has YouTube helped you lately? I have this theory. What is YouTube really? At its core, it just a video hosting website. It has the benefit of over one billion users, ease of use with their mobile apps and other functions, and people already go there when they want to hear a certain song. […]

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