Rich Howells

The fun, excitement, and uncertainty of throwing a Pity Party in Scranton

The fun, excitement, and uncertainty of throwing a Pity Party in Scranton

New band, featuring members of A Fire with Friends, The Fox Method, and The Window Shoppers, plays their first show tonight at the Keys

hen NEPA Scene first arrives at The Keys in downtown Scranton, the members of Pity Party seem nervous and unsure of us as they practice in the empty bar, the sounds of echoing indie rock enveloping the small but colorful space. We soon learn that this is because it is the first time that anyone, […]

 Rich Howells

The steady rise of electronic music in NEPA

The steady rise of electronic music in NEPA

Industrial, ambient, soundscape, and other genres are introduced to the area through NEPA Electrotribe

or the past year, electronic music has slowly infiltrated the local music scene, an underground movement that has started to leave basements and darkened bedrooms and gain traction in small venues across NEPA. This emergence from behind personal computer screens onto public stages began when Ron Boyle, who calls himself Hypnotik Infekted Bloodline, encouraged fellow […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

PHOTOS: Greater Scranton Chamber Gala and SAGE Awards, 11/11/14

The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction always go all out with the annual Chamber Gala, and this year was no exception. From the red carpet entrance to the Ballet Theatre of Scranton‘s high-energy performance at The Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton, the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence) on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to perform with University of Scranton Concert Band

Acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to perform with University of Scranton Concert Band

From a press release: Internationally acclaimed musician Wycliffe Gordon will join the University of Scranton Concert Band as a guest soloist for a concert on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan McLean Center. Admission is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:40, and seating is on a first-come, […]

 Lora Kormos

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Owner of Miss Ellie’s Cakes retires, hoping to pass the sweet legacy on

Scranton baker spent 19 years in business, taking over in 1995

For the past 19 years, Diane Flanagan’s day could be described as hectic. She would greet customers, take orders, bake cakes and cookies, and decorate cakes, all while maintaining her business. She knew firsthand what it was like to work a 19 hour day. But since Friday, Oct. 25, her daily routine has become a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

Winners of 2014 SAGE Awards announced at Scranton Chamber Gala

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction have announced the winners for the 2014 SAGE Awards (Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence), which honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winner of each award category was announced at The Chamber Gala on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton will join the world to ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’ on Nov. 13

Scranton will join the world to ‘Shine a Light on Lung Cancer’ on Nov. 13

From a press release: In conjunction with Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Scranton will be one of 200 cities across the world participating in the sixth annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, the largest lung cancer event in the world, on Thursday, Nov. 13. Held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on the North Washington Avenue side […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Drinks, Drama and Dickens’ at social fundraiser for Diva Productions

‘Drinks, Drama and Dickens’ at social fundraiser for Diva Productions

From a press release: The Lavelle Strategy Group is holding its third social fundraiser to benefit Diva Productions on Wednesday, Nov. 12 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., bringing artists and their supporters together for a night of community engagement. Held at POSH at The Scranton Club (404 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), the purpose of “Drinks, Drama […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

Victorian ornament crafting, wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides at LHS in Scranton

From a press release: Get into the old-timey holiday spirit with a Victorian ornament-making workshop at the Lackawanna Historical Society on Sunday, Nov. 30 at noon at the Catlin House in Scranton. The workshop will be led by Arlene O’Malley. Participants are asked to bring straight pins with red or white heads to make their […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

Author of ’50 Years a Bureaucrat’ recalls ‘How to Really Get the Job Done’ in NEPA

From a press release: Lackawanna Historical Society member and longtime volunteer John “Jack” G. Carling has recently released a new book, “50 Years a Bureaucrat, or How to Really Get the Job Done,” chronicling his 50 years of government service, including time with the Scranton Redevelopment Authority and PA Department of Community Affairs. He played […]