NEPA Scene Staff

Dunmore poet Brian Fanelli releases new book ‘Waiting for the Dead to Speak’ on Sept. 12

Dunmore poet Brian Fanelli releases new book ‘Waiting for the Dead to Speak’ on Sept. 12

From a press release: New York Quarterly Books will be publishing a new collection of poetry, “Waiting for the Dead to Speak,” by Dunmore writer and English professor Brian Fanelli on Sept. 12. The book is now available for pre-order. “Waiting for the Dead to Speak” merges the personal with the political. In this, his […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

5th annual NEPA BlogCon comes to Penn State Worthington Scranton on Oct. 15

5th annual NEPA BlogCon comes to Penn State Worthington Scranton on Oct. 15

From a press release: NEPA BlogCon, the region’s only blogging and social media conference, is turning 5 this year and has grown tremendously since its start in 2012, hosting hundreds of attendees each year. Having received overwhelmingly positive feedback from sold-out audiences in past years, NEPA BlogCon will make its return on Saturday, Oct. 15 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

Rita’s holds annual free Italian ice giveaway on March 20, the first day of spring

From a press release: Rita’s Italian Ice, the world’s largest Italian ice concept with more than 600 stores in 30 states and five countries, will celebrate the first day of spring with its 24th annual First Day of Spring Free Italian Ice Giveaway – known to many Rita’s guests as simply “FDOS” – and the […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Allons-y to the Future’ is the ‘Back to the Future’ and ‘Doctor Who’ mashup musical that time did not forget

“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually, from a nonlinear, non-subjective viewpoint, it’s more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey… stuff.” – The Doctor The Internet is blowing up with love for “Back to the Future” because today is Oct. 21, 2015, the date which Marty McFly […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 10/14/15

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 10/14/15

This is Casey – actor, director, man about town. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Graham. He has exceptional hair. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Bob. He and I are always debating if he should keep his head shaved or not. Scranton, PA. 10/4/15 This is Jack. He was one of my high school teachers. 20 […]

 Rich Howells

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Meet Thaz Whalen, general manager of the Scranton scene’s new hope, The Leonard Theater

Dunmore man scores his dream job, but feels the pressure to help revive a struggling area

efore it can ever be brought up, Thaz Whalen cuts to the chase and addresses the elephant in the room or, in this case, the theater – his next few moves could help make or break the Scranton arts and entertainment scene for many years to come. It may sound like hyperbole, but his responsibility […]

 Rich Howells

Comedian Dan Hoppel turns physical and mental weight into positive, relatable humor

Comedian Dan Hoppel turns physical and mental weight into positive, relatable humor

Pittston comic hosts NEPA Scene Mid-Winter Showcase tonight and tells jokes every week at area open mics

t’s hard to imagine that one of the best parts of your life could result from one of the worst moments in your life, but for Dan Hoppel, that’s how his career in comedy began. Growing up watching Comedy Central, he had always thought about trying stand-up, but he was married with bills and responsibilities. […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

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