Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

VIDEO INTERVIEW/PHOTOS: Hayley Jane and the Primates return to NEPA for Jazz Cafe and Peach Music Festival shows

Following their first appearance at the Peach Music Festival in Scranton last summer, up-and-coming Boston rock band Hayley Jane and the Primates performed a special concert at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in October, followed by another show at Mountain Sky in Jermyn the next day. In between those gigs, they stopped at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery holds grand opening at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 3

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono has announced that it will host a grand opening celebration for the all-new Molly O’Sheas Irish Pub & Eatery in the Wilkes-Barre casino on Saturday, Feb. 3 starting at 2 p.m., preceded by a special ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m. Located near the […]

 Rich Howells

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

After the Mall at Steamtown changed its name to the Marketplace at Steamtown last year, local shoppers have been waiting for the downtown Scranton building to live up to this new moniker. Now, as construction on the former food court nears completion, a new event will welcome people into the space and give them an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, celebrates 20 years in Forty Fort on Sept. 29

Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, celebrates 20 years in Forty Fort on Sept. 29

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for member Candy’s Place to celebrate their 20th year in Forty Fort. The free celebration will be held this Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center (190 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

Greater Wilkes-Barre hosts Small Business Christmas in July with sales and artwork on July 21

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, the Third Friday Art Walk, and the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association will host the second annual Small Business Christmas in July on Friday, July 21. All day, over 40 small businesses throughout Greater Wilkes-Barre will offer a special deal or discount at their store location, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Retro video game shop 1Up Games and the NES Trail gaming tournament

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Retro video game shop 1Up Games and the NES Trail gaming tournament

Professionally recorded on Mondays at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com on Tuesdays, the NEPA Scene Podcast is a free supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment stories covered on the site and going beyond them to discuss other news and entertainment topics. Each week, the […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

Beat the NEPA Gaming Challenge guys at ‘Mario Kart 8’ and win prizes this Friday, Feb. 19

For nine full episodes, Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, have been entertaining NEPA Scene readers with the NEPA Gaming Challenge, putting their skills and egos on the line every week as they challenge each other in various video games across different […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: Getting knocked around in ‘SoulCalibur II’ and KnockerBall (bubble soccer)

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Kart 8′ and the Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge at Montage

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Mario Kart 8′ and the Splashin’ with Compassion polar plunge at Montage

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]

 Jamie Nelson and Jim Loomis

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs

NEPA GAMING CHALLENGE: ‘Need for Speed: Carbon’ and speeding racquetballs

Jamie Nelson, proprietor of 1Up Games in Forty Fort and lifelong video game collector, and Jim Loomis, founder of Go Left! Records in Edwardsville, are turning the “Let’s Play” video concept on its head! Part vlog, part “Jackass,” and part “Impractical Jokers,” these two friends with a passion for gaming and craft beer are putting […]