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 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Why condensed books are worthless, both monetarily and in principle

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Why condensed books are worthless, both monetarily and in principle

Imagine that you’re a wedding planner and that a lovely young couple with a very large check book appointed you their event coordinator over a year ago. Month upon month, you spent artistically designing every moment of what you’re sure will be the season’s most splendid nuptial. You’ve exhausted every ounce of your creativity and […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: 3 steps musicians should use to create better Facebook ads

PUTTING IN WORK: 3 steps musicians should use to create better Facebook ads

With over 1 billion users, Facebook can be a good place to find new fans – but that comes with a price. I often see musicians lured in by Facebook without the results they were expecting. Yes, Facebook puts that “Promote Page” button everywhere, but if you don’t really know how to use the ad […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton schedule of events includes music, magic, art, face painting, poetry, clowns, and more

First Night Scranton is back tomorrow night to ring in the New Year with a patriotic theme, and there’s a wide variety of things to do for all ages. The alcohol-free celebration of arts and culture is in its 16th year, and patrons are encouraged, though not required, to wear red, white, and blue this […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Excellence in the Community with business coach Marty Wolff

STRENGTH & FOCUS: Excellence in the Community with business coach Marty Wolff

Greetings, friends, The main focus of this week’s column will be a video interview with business coach, professional speaker, and radio host Marty Wolff. Initially, I asked my friend and mentor Marty for a quick 10-minute interview for some basic comments on his upcoming presentation at my event, RESOLUTIONS, which will take place on Sunday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maddie (pit bull mix) and Holly (Maine Coon mix)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maddie (pit bull mix) and Holly (Maine Coon mix)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch an hour of musical performances from Holiday on the Square in Scranton

Holiday on the Square and Christmas may be over for another year, but the memories are captured in photos and videos to remember every year after. Chris Balton Production & Design Group attended the second annual outdoor holiday marketplace with over 50 vendors and artists on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton on Saturday, Dec. 6 […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: My boyfriend won’t propose to me and I’m getting impatient

“Put a Ring on It” writes: Dear Ali, My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 3.5 years, and lived together for the past year. I am extremely happy with him on all levels, and our relationship is wonderful. He is kind and affectionate, and I feel very loved. We are both very fond […]

 J. Bear Savo

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Canned goods at auction

BEHIND THE BLOCK: Canned goods at auction

Had I been standing in a grocery store talking with its owner, and had that owner called me in because he was closing shop and was inquiring as to whether or not I could liquidate his stock, I wouldn’t have been taken aback by the question: “Do you sell canned goods?” As it was, I […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The Top 10 things I’d really like from Santa for Christmas

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The Top 10 things I’d really like from Santa for Christmas

Greetings, friends, I have a confession to make. With only a few days left until Christmas, I still haven’t written my letter to Santa Claus, so I thought I’d use this opportunity to write down my wish list to make it a bit easier on good old Saint Nick. Now in case you’re wondering, “How […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maxine (black Labrador) and Maggie and Morgan (tuxedo cats)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Maxine (black Labrador) and Maggie and Morgan (tuxedo cats)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features one dog, one cat, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal […]

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