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 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How can I convince my spouse that I saw a vision from God?

“Visions” writes: “Hey dear! My question is, ‘How do you convince a spouse that God gave you a vision when he doesn’t quite believe?’” Dear “Visions,” First, my question to you is, “Why does it matter whether your spouse believes you or not about having a vision from God?” My second question for you to […]

 Sara Pokorny

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Mohegan Sun’s Boo Bash brings out the best costumes for $1,000 prize

Will it be a 7-foot tall Transformer that wins the grand prize? Perhaps it’ll be the working iPhone? One never knows when it comes to Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs’ annual Boo Bash, at which the aforementioned costumes were actually present in past years. The Third Annual Boo Bash Costume Party will be held this […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The company we keep

STRENGTH & FOCUS: The company we keep

How important is the company we keep? How influential is the company we keep? Does our company consist of positive, motivated, encouraging, and supportive individuals, or mostly the opposite? Let’s consider this simple statement: “At least I’m not the only one…” How many times have we heard this before? How many times have we used […]

 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 […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: How do I set healthy boundaries with others?

“Healthy Boundaries” writes: “I cannot count how many times I have been told that I needed to begin establishing boundaries with others. Granted, I used to have difficulty in this area, and the repercussions would range from uncomfortable to downright excruciating. In the last few years, I have made a 180 degree turnaround and I […]

 Cory Wolff

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

PUTTING IN WORK: The best social networks ranked for musicians

A few weeks ago, I was part of a panel at the Electric City Music Conference focusing on band promotion, and many of the audience questions were about the best social media websites for bands. Since I’m asked about which platforms artists should be using quite often, I thought I would rank the best social […]

 Rich Perry

STRENGTH & FOCUS: YOLO? No no!

STRENGTH & FOCUS: YOLO? No no!

I recently had the opportunity to speak with a few teenagers, and during the course of the conversation, one of the teens began to brag about some wild adventures and ended the story with, “YOLO!” The statement “You Only Live Once” (YOLO, in pop culture) has been made popular to excuse sometimes foolish, irresponsible, or […]

 Ali Pica

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, ALI: What if I can’t stop asking, ‘What if?’

“What if” writes: “I know sometimes we think, ‘What if I did this?’ or ‘What if that really happened?’ However, the ‘what ifs’ we say to ourselves are just like wishing or hopeful thinking. I have learned through personal experience as well as from my doctor to STOP with the ‘what ifs’ because it can […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts events on orphanage fire and railroad photos

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society has announced two fall programs to benefit the Society in November. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the Society will host the premiere of a student documentary about the 1881 fire at that destroyed St. Patrick’s Orphanage. The program will be held in the auditorium at All Saints Academy […]

 Sara Pokorny

NEPA Scene among winners of 2014 NEPA Blog of the Year Awards

NEPA Scene among winners of 2014 NEPA Blog of the Year Awards

The 2014 NEPA BlogCon was held this past weekend at Misericordia University in Dallas, and afterwards, the NEPA Blog of the Year Awards were distributed, including one award to NEPA Scene. The winners were announced just before the annual convention on Oct. 9 via Twitter: Congrats to @lulacpolletter @nafsnep @nepascene @thewingmen1 on winning a #NEPABOTY! […]