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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