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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: The gals behind the sights and scents of Alchemy Home Company in Scranton

Japhy Creative, a new Scranton media company, just released a video about another business located in the Electric City – Alchemy Home Company, a “natural potions, perfumes, and oddities” shop. Interviewing founder/owner Stacy Giovannucci throughout, the video has the feel of a short film, artistically portraying the atmosphere of the shop, which she operates with […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Auction jargon judgements

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Auction jargon judgements

Every industry has its jargon; auctioneering is no exception. Block, gavel, hammer price… blah, blah, blah. Most auction vocabulary causes me no distress. There are, however, four words that vex me, not because they exist, but because of the muddled rules and sometimes flagrant disregard about how to spell them. So I am laying down […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Preparing your elevator pitch and bio

PUTTING IN WORK: Preparing your elevator pitch and bio

Just like with any other industry, musicians need to have their elevator pitch ready to go at a moment’s notice. An elevator pitch is a short (usually 30 seconds or less), straightforward description of who you are, what your music sounds like, and what project you’re currently working on. One of the best ways that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Do your holiday shopping with local businesses at Holiday on the Square in Scranton

From a press release: Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade have partnered up to present the second annual Holiday on the Square, taking place Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, with over 50 participating artists and artisan vendors. Holiday on the Square […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: ‘A Life on the Bright Side’ with life coach Alison Skoff

STRENGTH & FOCUS: ‘A Life on the Bright Side’ with life coach Alison Skoff

I recently had the opportunity to sit down and chat with local coach Alison Skoff, who took me on a tour of her career and explained what it’s like living on the bright side. As a personal development coach, Skoff assists her clients in creating their own success stories by focusing on goals and developing […]

 Rich Howells

Friends of Lackawanna offers tools to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion

Friends of Lackawanna offers tools to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion

Friends of Lackawanna, a Dunmore-based nonprofit organization formed by concerned citizens, is fighting the Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s proposed Phase III expansion, which, according to the group, “would create a mountain of trash almost as high as Montage Mountain and keep the landfill operational another 50 years.” The above graphic, provided by Friends of Lackawanna, depicts […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My new girlfriend seems great. Why do I feel like something isn’t right?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My new girlfriend seems great. Why do I feel like something isn’t right?

“Jaded Online Dater” writes: Ali, I am a single guy in his mid-20s and have had some pretty shitty luck with dating. I have a great job that I love, have been told I am attractive, and I am independent. It sucks, though; I haven’t had a long-term relationship in a while (a couple years) […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction always go all out with the annual Chamber Gala, and this year was no exception. From the red carpet entrance to the Ballet Theatre of Scranton‘s high-energy performance at The Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton, the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence) on […]

 Rich Howells

Does this video change your opinion of Wilkes-Barre at all?

It’s no secret that Wilkes-Barre has had its share of bad publicity in the last few years, from the troubled Sherman Hills apartment complex to the rise of drugs and violent crime in once quiet neighborhoods, often overshadowing the introduction of new businesses and the arts and culture events that occur in the city every […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction have announced the winners for the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winner of each award category was announced at The Chamber Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at […]

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