Lifestyle

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

“Put a Ring on It” writes: Dear Ali, My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 3.5 years, and lived together for the past year. I am extremely happy with him on all levels, and our relationship is wonderful. He is kind and affectionate, and I feel very loved. We are both very fond […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Canned goods at auction

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Canned goods at auction

Had I been standing in a grocery store talking with its owner, and had that owner called me in because he was closing shop and was inquiring as to whether or not I could liquidate his stock, I wouldn’t have been taken aback by the question: “Do you sell canned goods?” As it was, I […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The Top 10 things I’d really like from Santa for Christmas

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The Top 10 things I’d really like from Santa for Christmas

Greetings, friends, I have a confession to make. With only a few days left until Christmas, I still haven’t written my letter to Santa Claus, so I thought I’d use this opportunity to write down my wish list to make it a bit easier on good old Saint Nick. Now in case you’re wondering, “How […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maxine (black Labrador) and Maggie and Morgan (tuxedo cats)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maxine (black Labrador) and Maggie and Morgan (tuxedo 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 […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Millions March NYC, 12/13/14

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Millions March NYC, 12/13/14

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered at Washington Square Park in New York City and marched to NYPD Headquarters on Saturday, Dec. 13 to demonstrate against police violence and excessive force, sparked by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the chokehold of Eric Garner in Staten Island that also led to […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Pitches for auction-themed movies

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Pitches for auction-themed movies

Oddly enough, there is a lack of auction-themed motion pictures in the vast library of cinema. Sure, there are plenty of movies in which auctions occur, but there aren’t any feature films that concentrate on auctions and/or auctioneers. Perhaps Hollywood producers don’t think that the auction world is intriguing or sexy enough for the silver […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: Presskits – the gateway to PR and booking agents

PUTTING IN WORK: Presskits – the gateway to PR and booking agents

There’s one rule that I always follow – make it as easy as possible for people to learn more about you, listen to your music, and ultimately buy it. I truly believe that if you apply this rule to everything you do when it comes to your career in music, you’ll be successful. So with […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: What do you want in life?

STRENGTH & FOCUS: What do you want in life?

Before we go any further, please consider the following question: What do you want in life? What do you truly want? So if you haven’t done so already, please ask yourself, “What do I want?” As a coach, I have the opportunity to talk with many people, and I always learn some fascinating details about […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Shea (German shepherd mix) and Gandolph (gray cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Shea (German shepherd mix) and Gandolph (gray 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 […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

VIDEO: Why do people keep bashing Pennsylvania, especially Scranton?

It seems like every month or so another online poll or top list is released saying Scranton is a terrible place to live, miserable as hell, or full of ugly accents. Are these criticisms fair and based on actual research or just nasty, classist insults that harm the Electric City and its residents? BBC journalist […]

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