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 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Overt bidding techniques

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Overt bidding techniques

As discussed in this column’s inaugural article, certain auction-goers feel the need to employ stealthy bidding techniques so as not to be shadowed by rookies or be bid against out of spite. Conversely, there are certain auction-goers that use overt bidding techniques designed to intimidate their competition. As an auctioneer, I have witnessed inexperienced bidders […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Join Mountain Sky in bringing Christmas cheer to a Carbondale nursing home

Join Mountain Sky in bringing Christmas cheer to a Carbondale nursing home

Mountain Sky is more than just an outdoor concert venue in Jermyn – it’s a family, and they’ll prove that again with their first annual “Adopt the Nursing Home” Christmas Gathering. Mountain Sky is adopting the Carbondale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (10 Hart Place, Carbondale) this year, asking participants to pick one resident and help […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Arena events this holiday season include Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ice skating, hockey, James Taylor, and hip-hop

Mohegan Sun Arena events this holiday season include Trans-Siberian Orchestra, ice skating, hockey, James Taylor, and hip-hop

From a press release: The weather outside may have become frightful, but the action inside the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this holiday season is sure to be delightful. The event schedule at Mohegan Sun Arena (255 Highland Park Blvd., Wilkes-Barre) this holiday season will feature 15 event performances from Nov. 28-Jan. 2, providing […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Gratitude is giving thanks more than once a year

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Gratitude is giving thanks more than once a year

Greetings, friends! In a few days, you’ll probably surround yourself with good company, exchanging fond memories and stories with loved ones, and offering a brief word of thanks before digging into a king’s feast of assorted delights. But there are other activities! Maybe you’ll start the day by watching a parade, or you may even […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Santa Parade in Scranton, 11/22/14

PHOTOS: Santa Parade in Scranton, 11/22/14

Everyone from Captain America to Ronald McDonald to Penn State‘s Nittany Lion participated in the 22nd annual Santa Parade in downtown Scranton – along with some guy named Kris Kringle in tow. Kicking off at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, Santa Claus made his way through downtown Scranton with 18-year-old Exeter Twp. resident and […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Christmas Parade in Wilkes-Barre, 11/22/14

PHOTOS: Christmas Parade in Wilkes-Barre, 11/22/14

Soon after Scranton’s Santa Parade ended on Saturday, Nov. 22, Wilkes-Barre’s annual Christmas Parade began at 3 p.m., culminating in a tree lighting ceremony on Public Square. Scenes from “The Nutcracker” were performed by the Dance Theatre of Wilkes-Barre and the YOUniversal Suzuki Strings played at the F.M. Kirby Center beforehand, and groups like the […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: 5 tips to survive the holidays with your significant other, or lack thereof

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: 5 tips to survive the holidays with your significant other, or lack thereof

Thanksgiving is upon us and will rush us into the holiday season with Black Friday sales, our obsession with free two-day shipping from Amazon Prime (or at least that’s mine), and incessant Christmas music on the radio and in every store. Advertising for the holidays have been programming and priming us even when we were […]

 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 […]

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