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 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Reconnect with your inner child

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Reconnect with your inner child

Warning: This article/activity is meant to be enjoyable. May cause an increase of smiles, lighthearted enjoyment, and piqued interest in youthful or carefree activities! Have you ever watched a child at play? They laugh, run, jump, imagine, create, sing, dance, and truly live each day. When was the last time you had a hearty and […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I get someone to put their cell phone away when we’re face to face?

“Smartphone Isolation” writes: Dear Ali, I am an older woman who grew up without cell phones. I grew up in an era of landline phones and answering machines, not smartphones with texting, social media, and e-mail. When I spend time with my family, friends, and colleagues, I find myself being frustrated with repeated interruptions of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal holding two classes in Wilkes-Barre

Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal holding two classes in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal of Mally Beauty will be visiting Ulta Beauty in Wilkes-Barre with her team of trained makeup artists for two classes on Saturday, Nov. 22. The master class will be held from 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m. This special class is going to have limited seating, so to reserve […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives at Steamtown NHS on Thanksgiving

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train arrives at Steamtown NHS on Thanksgiving

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site will partner with the Canadian Pacific Railway to host the company’s 2014 Holiday Train on its journey to stock food shelves and pantries across the United States and Canada. The Holiday Train will visit Northeastern Pennsylvania on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27 from 5:15 p.m.-5:45 p.m.; […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: The music business is over

PUTTING IN WORK: The music business is over

In the 1890s, there were traveling vaudeville shows that went from city to city, performing and singing songs for the public to enjoy. Of course, it’s the 1890s, so the only way for them to hear their favorite songs again is if they play them themselves. A few days after seeing a show, they would […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: NYC Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/14

PHOTOS: NYC Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/14

New York City’s Greenwich Village held its 41st annual Village Halloween Parade on Friday, Oct. 31, the largest parade of its kind worldwide. Started in 1974 by mask maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee as a simple walk from house to house, the parade now stretches over a mile with over 60,000 participants in costume and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena holds annual public skate for Toys for Tots on Dec. 9

Mohegan Sun Arena holds annual public skate for Toys for Tots on Dec. 9

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre will open its doors for public ice skating on Tuesday, Dec. 9 in support of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program. Anyone bringing an unwrapped toy or making a $5 contribution to Toys for Tots is permitted to skate. […]

 Lora Kormos

PHOTOS: Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash, 10/31/14

PHOTOS: Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash, 10/31/14

Halloween is a time for trick or treating, spooky costumes, haunted houses, and the annual airing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” And with the holiday landing on a Friday this year, it was the perfect excuse to don a pair of cat ears and get into the Halloween spirit while getting ready to […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A day of Natural Health

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A day of Natural Health

For this week’s installment of Strength & Focus, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Donna LaBar, a Nutritional Healing Coach and co-organizer of the Natural Health Clinic, a special one-day forum focusing on educating the public about a variety of topics relating to health and wellness. The free event, which will […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A special invitation from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey

STRENGTH & FOCUS: A special invitation from Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey

If you’ve been following my column for the past few weeks, then you know my feelings towards incorporating meditation into our daily lives. If you were not already familiar with this column, I’d invite you to read some previous features especially: “Find time to meditate and discover the benefits,” “Quality time with Your Self,” and […]

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