Rich Howells

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

First-ever NEPA Vegfest promotes plant-based diets and healthy living in Scranton on Sept. 16

After the Scranton VegFest was canceled about a month before its inaugural event, a different event with different organizers has emerged to take its place – the NEPA Vegfest. The first-time event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and “will include craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

CNN features Scranton student’s Wilkes-Barre hospital story on ‘Something’s Killing Me’ on Aug. 27

CNN features Scranton student’s Wilkes-Barre hospital story on ‘Something’s Killing Me’ on Aug. 27

From a press release: Geisinger neurologist Dr. Mitchell Gross and a 28-year-old Laflin resident will be featured on CNN’s new medical mystery show, “Something’s Killing Me,” this Sunday, Aug. 27 at 9 p.m. on HLN. Emily Gavigan, who attended the University of Scranton, suffered from unexplainable medical symptoms. Seeking treatment at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

Northeast PA Innovation Conference in Scranton covers latest bioscience and health tech Aug. 10-11

From a press release: Wilkes University’s Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and tecBRIDGE are hosting the second annual Northeast Pennsylvania Innovation Conference at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Thursday, Aug. 10 and Friday, Aug. 11. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the conference opening at 9 a.m. This year’s […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

Scranton VegFest is canceled before its first-ever event at Co-op Farmers Market

After being announced in February, the first Scranton VegFest has been canceled a little over a month before its inaugural event. Set for Sunday, Aug. 13 at the Co-op Farmers Market in Scranton, the festival planned to not only feature vegetarian and vegan food, but all aspects of that lifestyle, including physical fitness and health, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

From a press release: The world of art impacts people in a number of different ways – socially, recreationally, and spiritually. Continuing in that vein, a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of disciplines will examine the impact the arts have on healing. The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

VIDEO: First-ever Scranton VegFest representing vegan and plant-based lifestyles planned for 2017

La Festa Italiana and other Scranton food festivals have their vegetarian options, but now the city is getting a festival free of meat and full of leafy green alternatives. The inaugural Scranton VegFest was announced on Wednesday with a video by RizeOptix posted on the festival’s new Facebook page explaining how the idea came together […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton woman’s obit goes viral for speaking honestly about mental illness and suicide

Scranton woman’s obit goes viral for speaking honestly about mental illness and suicide

Anyone who suffers from a mental illness or loves someone who does knows how difficult it is to speak publicly about it. The stigmas and misconceptions surrounding these issues are abundant in the media, schools, the workplace, religion, entertainment, and even everyday conversation, so many people simply stay silent about it, which can often lead […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Celebrate National Yoga Month and healthy choices with the inaugural NEPA Yoga Festival

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Celebrate National Yoga Month and healthy choices with the inaugural NEPA Yoga Festival

September is National Yoga Month and serves as an awareness campaign to educate the public on the many health benefits of yoga and encourage healthy lifestyle choices. Throughout the month, yogis (yoga practitioners) host a variety of festivals and specialty classes to celebrate, as well as organize opportunities to reach new audiences and endorse regular […]