Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 1 – Behind the website and digital journalism

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Episode 1 – Behind the website and digital journalism

NEPA Scene is excited and proud to unveil even more new original content today – the NEPA Scene Podcast. Professionally recorded every Monday at The Stude in TwentyFiveEight Studios in Scranton and released exclusively on nepascene.com every Tuesday, the free podcast will act as a supplement to the website, expanding on the arts and entertainment […]

 Rich Howells

Friends of Lackawanna offers tools to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion

Friends of Lackawanna offers tools to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill expansion

Friends of Lackawanna, a Dunmore-based nonprofit organization formed by concerned citizens, is fighting the Keystone Sanitary Landfill’s proposed Phase III expansion, which, according to the group, “would create a mountain of trash almost as high as Montage Mountain and keep the landfill operational another 50 years.” The above graphic, provided by Friends of Lackawanna, depicts […]

 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 […]

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VIDEO: Californians taste test Pennsylvania foods for the first time

Living in Pennsylvania, we tend to take birch beer and whoopie pies for granted, but if we weren’t raised on such things, what would we think of them if we discovered them as adults for the first time? That’s the premise of this funny video from Movoto, a real estate company from California that gathered […]

 Rich Howells

Does this video change your opinion of Wilkes-Barre at all?

It’s no secret that Wilkes-Barre has had its share of bad publicity in the last few years, from the troubled Sherman Hills apartment complex to the rise of drugs and violent crime in once quiet neighborhoods, often overshadowing the introduction of new businesses and the arts and culture events that occur in the city every […]

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PHOTOS: Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade, 11/09/14

PHOTOS: Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade, 11/09/14

Today is Veterans Day, a day when the nation takes the time to remember and honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Wilkes-Barre and Kingston made that time on Sunday, Nov. 9, holding the 68th annual Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade, the area’s largest Veterans Day celebration. NEPA Scene photographers Robb Malloy […]

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PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

PHOTOS: Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor of Scranton grand opening, 11/07/14

Friends, family, customers, well-wishers, and appreciators of fine mirror art attended the grand opening of Loyalty Barber Shop & Shave Parlor in downtown Scranton on Friday, Nov. 7. This is Loyalty’s second location (342 Adams Ave., Scranton), its first established in Archbald a few years prior. In conjunction with the First Friday art walk, artists […]

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Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Scranton photographer stops random subjects for ‘Street Portraits’

Jason Riedmiller’s direct personality reflected in his straightforward, spur-of-the-moment work at The Bog this month

Those who know Scranton photographer Jason Riedmiller recognize his penchant for blunt honesty and sarcasm. Now they’ll see the former in his portrait work – the latter is evident when you ask him about it. “I’ve always been kind of an arrogant dick. I’m not a learner,” he cracks when NEPA Scene inquires about any […]

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