Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Playwriting, filmmaking, and reviewing movies in NEPA with Jeff Boam

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 […]

 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

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

3 NEPA comic shops celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 6 with artists, cosplayers, and more

The first Saturday in May is approaching faster than a speeding bullet, and comic book fans know what that means – Free Comic Book Day is coming to comic shops around the world, including three right here in Northeastern Pennsylvania on May 6. Stores in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will not only be giving […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more

3 NEPA comic stores celebrate Free Comic Book Day on May 7 with sales, artist signings, and more

Now in its 15th year, the first Saturday in May is always Free Comic Book Day, when comic shops across the country give away special comics to fans of all ages, and three local comic shops in Scranton, West Pittston, and Honesdale will be celebrating again on May 7 with giveaways, sales, artist signings, cosplayers, […]

 Neil Prisco

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

IN THE OFFICE: Ed Randazzo – West Pittston blues/roots rock singer/songwriter

On Tuesdays, WVIA partners with NEPA Scene to bring you In the Office, a brand new online music series shot in an actual office space at WVIA’s home in Pittston. Featuring original musicians from Northeastern Pennsylvania, the series includes a full live performance video, streaming songs, photos, and an interview that’s exclusive to NEPA Scene. […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Scranton acoustic indie soul band Umbriel

NEPA Scene’s Got Talent spotlight: Scranton acoustic indie soul band Umbriel

Every week of NEPA Scene’s Got Talent, our free open mic and talent competition at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant, we feature a quick Q&A with the latest audience vote winner, which was Scranton “acoustic indie soul” band Umbriel (singer/guitarist Aarika Whittle, drummer/percussionist Anthony “Shiny” Montini, guitarist Katie Kelly, and bassist Grant Williams) […]

 Rich Howells

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

Debut of metal group Black River’s Edge will see the ‘Hawk Unleashed’ in Pittston on Sept. 5

New band from West Pittston says whatever they want on unfiltered album

“We’re a hard rock/metal band with aggressive lyrics, and we’re out to blow the roof off anywhere we play.” That’s how vocalist Clay Hawk bluntly described Black River’s Edge, a brand new group blasting out of West Pittston, and with his kind of passion, it’s safe to assume that Diane’s Deli & Internet Cafe will […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Home Yoga & Barre celebrates grand opening in West Pittston, talks fitness and karma

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Home Yoga & Barre celebrates grand opening in West Pittston, talks fitness and karma

Greetings, and thanks for reading this week’s edition of Strength & Focus. During my college years, I heard a few professors reference NEPA as “the armpit of America,” and I’m sure you’ve heard that frequent complaint: “There’s nothing to do in NEPA.” Perhaps you’ve even heard that certain streets maintain records for the abundance of […]

 Lora Kormos

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

The 9 most haunted places in NEPA

Pennsylvania has some of the most famous haunted locations. From the Gettysburg battlefields to Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia to the bloody handprint inside the Old Jail Museum in Jim Thorpe, we have our fair share of ghost stories. And as Halloween approaches, this is the best time to delve into some of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s […]

 Rich Howells

The hilarious obituary of Kevin J. McGroarty goes viral

The hilarious obituary of Kevin J. McGroarty goes viral

Not everyone in Northeastern Pennsylvania knew Kevin J. McGroarty in life, but many are getting to know him better in death thanks to an amusing obituary the West Pittston resident left behind that was published locally this morning. The self-described “writer, painter and humorist” (according to his Twitter) claims to have died at the age […]