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 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Old record deals and even older tricks musicians should avoid

PUTTING IN WORK: Old record deals and even older tricks musicians should avoid

Last week, I was in a meeting and we were talking about record companies and their contracts, and someone brought up the documentary “Artifact.” It follows the band 30 Seconds to Mars as they get sued by their record label, EMI. I’ve heard about it before and knew what it was about, but I never […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 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, Feb. 10 Event: Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber Women in Business Networking Luncheon Time: 11:30 a.m.– 1 p.m. Location: […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Lacey (cockapoo) and Noel and Teddy (gray and black cats)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Lacey (cockapoo) and Noel and Teddy (gray and black cats)

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

Camp Bonfire offers new summer camp for adults in the Poconos

Camp Bonfire offers new summer camp for adults in the Poconos

If you’re missing the bygone days of summer camp, when your biggest worries in life were mosquitoes and sunburn, then Camp Bonfire may be the perfect summer vacation for you. Situated at Lake Owego in the Pocono Mountains, Camp Bonfire is for adults, ages 21 and over, but all the traditional camp activities will be […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown NHS presents ‘A Cool Look at the Ice Industry,’ starting Feb. 7 in Scranton

Steamtown NHS presents ‘A Cool Look at the Ice Industry,’ starting Feb. 7 in Scranton

From a press release: To celebrate winter and the tradition of ice harvesting in the Pocono Mountains, including the 22nd annual Tobyhanna Ice Harvest on Mill Pond No. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton will feature an exhibit entitled “A Cool Look at the Ice Industry.” Through historic artifacts and images from local […]

 Rich Howells

PosiPress Project aims to make NEPA news a little more optimistic

PosiPress Project aims to make NEPA news a little more optimistic

Northeastern Pennsylvania can be a great place to live, work, and enjoy quality entertainment, but it doesn’t always seem that way with all the negative news that the local and national media tends to focus on. The PosiPress Project is looking to change that, but it requires community involvement to work. Gerard Durling, a Kingston […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Auctions are not…

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Auctions are not…

As an auctioneer, I often encounter individuals who are either misinformed or who have come to erroneous conclusions as to what live auctions actually are. Before I explain their true purpose, let me elaborate on what auctions are not… Auctions are not yard sales. Auctions are not for used baby clothes or under-inflated basketballs. They […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Experience the serene frozen landscape and waterfalls of Ricketts Glen

It’s easy to appreciate Pennsylvania scenery in the spring, summer, and fall, but winter is often overlooked due to the inevitable drop in temperatures. That didn’t stop photographer and videographer Zach Heaton from traversing through Ricketts Glen State Park in Benton to take photos and video of the frozen landscape, however. The park stretches across […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 3-9

Events happening this week in downtown Wilkes-Barre: Feb. 3-9

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, Feb. 3 Event: Wyoming Valley Art League Artists Social Time: 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Location: Wyoming Valley […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: 7 tips for a highly effective snow day

STRENGTH & FOCUS: 7 tips for a highly effective snow day

Greetings, friends! Before we begin, let’s just clear the air for a minute. Today’s piece has nothing to do with stocking up on bread, eggs, and milk or driving tips for better navigation – sorry, not here. I will, however, give a few tips on being awesome and enjoying your snow day. We live in […]

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