NEPA Scene Staff

Pa. Pain and Addiction Summit addresses opioid epidemic in Wilkes-Barre with NY Mets’ Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden on April 20

Pa. Pain and Addiction Summit addresses opioid epidemic in Wilkes-Barre with NY Mets’ Dwight ‘Doc’ Gooden on April 20

From a press release: Leaders at the forefront of battling the opioid crisis will present at Wilkes University’s Pennsylvania Pain and Addiction Summit at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, April 20. New York Mets All-Star pitcher Dwight “Doc” Gooden will deliver the keynote address, detailing his road from addiction to recovery. During the […]

 Rich Howells

College SnowJam co-founder Frank Winger passes away before 4th annual event at Montage in Scranton

College SnowJam co-founder Frank Winger passes away before 4th annual event at Montage in Scranton

Marywood University graduate and Hellertown resident Frank Winger, an accomplished young man known as much for his charisma, drive, business acumen, and compassion as he was for co-founding the annual College SnowJam at Montage Mountain in Scranton, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, Feb. 5. He was only 24. The tragic news comes just days before […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

PHOTOS: MiZ at Love of Recovery Free Music Festival at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre, 09/09/17

We have lost so many good people – and many great musicians – to drug addiction, so Rockers in Recovery is doing something about it. “Dedicated to carrying the message of addiction education through music, news, interviews, events, and festivals taking place within the clean and sober community since 2008,” Rockers in Recovery held the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck on ‘Opioid Nation’ and the NEPA drug epidemic

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck on ‘Opioid Nation’ and the NEPA drug epidemic

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO PREMIERE: ‘Opioid Nation’ documentary tackles NEPA drug epidemic

After NEPA Scene premiered Scranton filmmaker Kenny Luck’s first documentary, “Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City,” the 15-minute video went viral, garnering over 23,000 views and sparking debate about whether or not the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area is really as bad as polls and studies say it is. In 2017, he’s back with a new topical […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University hosts solution-based panel on heroin and opioid addiction in NEPA on April 4

Marywood University hosts solution-based panel on heroin and opioid addiction in NEPA on April 4

From a press release: The Marywood University School of Social Work has announced that their Center for Social Justice and Community Collaboration will host a solution-focused panel discussion on heroin and opioid addiction in Northeastern Pennsylvania next month. The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the second floor […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

Gaslight Theatre Company tackles Wilkes-Barre opioid epidemic in original dark comedy Jan. 19-29

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company in Wilkes-Barre continues its 2016-17 season with the original full-length play “The Pallbearers” by local playwright B. Garret Rogan, running Thursday, Jan. 19 through Sunday, Jan. 29. “The Pallbearers” is Rogan’s dark comedic take on growth and decay set amidst Northeastern Pennsylvania’s opioid epidemic. Rogan, a veteran […]