Rich Howells

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

NEPA MUSIC NOTES: Lily Mao, Robinsonade, Jay Luke, Patrick Motto, Lesser Animals, One Thousand Oceans, and more

Every time I think this column is done for the week, I discover a few more songs or albums that deserve your attention. A few of them work perfectly for your headphones as you dig your vehicle out of the snow, while others are better suited for dancing around your living room after you come […]

 Rich Howells

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

BEER REVIEW: Project Happy Hole-idayz, brewed with Sheetz donut holes by Wicked Weed Brewing

Just for the holiday season, Altoona-based convenience store chain Sheetz partnered with Wicked Weed Brewing Company in North Carolina to produce a limited edition beer called Project Happy Hole-idayz that was brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Four packs of 16-ounce cans are only $7.99 at select Sheetz locations, and once they’re sold out, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Geisinger hospitals chronicle COVID-19 fight in NEPA in free documentary ‘Five Days in May’

Geisinger hospitals chronicle COVID-19 fight in NEPA in free documentary ‘Five Days in May’

From a press release: Facing down a mysterious, deadly disease, caregivers across Geisinger’s hospitals have grappled with a harrowing inundation of patients battling COVID-19. A new 30-minute documentary, “Five Days in May – Inside the Fight Against COVID-19,” offers a raw, emotional look at the challenges faced by teams across Geisinger during the pandemic’s first […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

NEPA bands plan holiday concerts throughout December in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Pittston, Nanticoke, and more

As everyone shops and prepares for the holidays, local musicians are planning some festive concerts, with many serving as their final shows of 2019. For those looking to get into the spirit of the season while supporting local music, NEPA Scene has wrapped up this season of shows you need to see in a nice […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

Danville author Jim Warner returns to Scranton for new poetry book signing at Library Express on April 22

From a press release: Danville native and current Philadelphia resident Jim Warner will be returning to his old stomping grounds for a signing and reading of his new book of poetry, “Actual Miles,” at the Library Express Bookstore at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton on Sunday, April 22 at 1 p.m. Part travelogue, part […]

 Mathew Dapkins

MASSIVE BEER REVIEWS: Hype Juice IPA by Old Forge Brewing Company

Beer: Hype Juice Brewery: Old Forge Brewing Company Style: New England IPA Age: 2017 ABV: 7.00% Old Forge Brewing has, a bit sarcastically, it seems, jumped on the popular New England-style IPA hype train with Hype Juice, which was released in cans in October. Do they nail this juicy, hoppy, and hazy style or does […]

 Sara Pokorny

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

Express Clydesdales gallop into Wilkes-Barre and Scranton to raise funds for local children’s hospital

The black-and-white beasts stand 6 feet tall at the shoulder, weigh 2,000 pounds apiece, and have hooves as large as dinner plates – but they aren’t beasts, at all, and are actually known as “gentle giants.” In fact, the Clydesdales will be hanging out at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Wilkes-Barre tonight eagerly awaiting […]