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 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 […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: 7 tips for an enjoyable holiday shopping experience

STRENGTH & FOCUS: 7 tips for an enjoyable holiday shopping experience

Greetings, friends, I hope your Thanksgiving weekend was plentiful and filled with many new memories. Hopefully you enjoyed last week’s topic of feeling and expressing gratitude, and maybe you were able to appreciate your blessings just a little more and/or recognize something new that you hadn’t noticed until now. This week’s installment will be short […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Swetland Homestead celebrates ‘A Civil War Christmas’ with reenactors

Swetland Homestead celebrates ‘A Civil War Christmas’ with reenactors

From a press release: The Luzerne County Historical Society and the 143rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Regiment Co. A will present “A Civil War Christmas at the Swetland Homestead” from Dec. 4-7. Witness how units would use homes for winter quarters and field hospitals during the Civil War. Explore the house (885 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming) in this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Bella (pit bull mix) and Gracie (blue cream Persian)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Bella (pit bull mix) and Gracie (blue cream Persian)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge has teamed up with NEPA Scene for Shelter Sunday, a weekly 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 […]

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