NEPA Scene Staff

‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

From a press release: 50 years after their big but controversial hit was released, a new book tells the true story of Wilkes-Barre rock band The Buoys and their fleeting success. On Oct. 26, Sunbury Press published “Somebody Else’s Dream: Dakota, The Buoys, & ‘Timothy,’” a cautionary tale of substance abuse, the pitfalls of fame, […]

 Brad Patton

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

New book digs up dark secrets of Sheppton mine disaster, NEPA’s ‘greatest urban legend’

Mocanaqua author signing books in Berwick, Wilkes-Barre, and Pottsville

As a lifelong resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania, music journalist and author Maxim W. Furek has always been interested in finding out what really happened during the Sheppton mine disaster. And since he didn’t see anyone else delving into the mystery of the August 1963 disaster, he decided to take on the subject himself. Furek, a […]