Monday, August 03, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Brian Fanelli

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Brian Fanelli
(http://brianfanelli.com/blog/).

Poet, author, and teacher Brian Fanelli shares his thoughts on poetry, books, and life in general. An excellent read, especially for anyone interested in writing and the literary world.



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: The Roving Photographer

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Brent Pennington's The Roving Photographer
(http://therovingphotographer.com/.)


Brent Pennington, photographer, shares his art as well as hints and tips.



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, July 20, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: NEPA Pizza Review

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is NEPA Pizza Review
(http://www.nepapizzareview.com/.)

Pizza. In NEPA. Reviewed. What more can I say? Since 2012 this site has reviewed dozens of pizza places in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties.


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, July 13, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Pages From the Past

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Pages from the Past, written by Brian Fulton for the Scranton Times-Tribune (http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/pages/.)

Northeastern Pennsylvania has a rich and fascinating history, and Brian Fulton shares it with us through this amazing blog. Working with clippings, photos, and articles from the Scranton Times-Tribune's extensive archives, Pages from the Past brings us fascinating snippets of local history, and history in general seen from a local angle. From the Agnes Flood to Andy Griffith, Brian features stories that are of great general interest. But he also presents the obscure as well: police blotter photos for crimes long-forgottenimages of state-of-the-art technology, and images that remind us that honors and accolades are fleeting. He turns some of these photos into a game of sorts: can you tell what's contained in this image? By engaging the public like this, he may also tease out information about the images that might otherwise soon pass away into history.

Brian's been running this blog since December 2008, so Pages from the Past has amassed its own fairly extensive archives. If you're interested in local history, history as seen through local eyes, or just really neat stuff, be sure to check it out. Pages from the Past is not to be missed!

(Brian also has a personal blog called Food Photos and Library Crimes that you should definitely check out! For more about Brian, see this post.) 



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at 
nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, July 06, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Burnside Photographic

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Mike Burnside's Burnside Photographic
 (http://burnsidephotographic.com/wordpress/)

Mike Burnside has been photographing nature, landscapes, and the works of man throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania and beyond for many years. He's been sharing those images on his blog, Burnside Photographic, since May 2010.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, June 29, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: #Poundsign

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is #Poundsign (http://hashtagpoundsign.blogspot.com/)

What started out as one thing in February 2014 has now become something else, as Sabrina Hannon takes us along on a journey through life and death. A brutally personal blog that addresses issues that all of us will face eventually.



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, June 22, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Tom

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Tom (http://www.tomborthwick.com/)

Tom Borthwick returns to the world of blogging after an extended hiatus, full of the same drive and spitrit that made NEPArtisan one of the most popular political blogs in NEPA.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, June 15, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: NCFE: Not Cease From Exploration

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is NCFE: Not Cease From Exploration (http://www.sgalbert.com/)


Since October 2008, Steve Albert's NCFE: Not Cease From Exploration has provided commentary regarding goings-on throughout NEPA and whatever else he has to say. As he puts it on his sidebar, "On this site I write about whatever I want, whenever I want. I don't attempt to be profound, insightful or even interesting. I simply attempt to be me, expressing whatever I happen to be feeling at whatever moment I chose to express myself." Despite his lack of effort in these regards, he somehow consistently manages to be profound, insightful, and interesting!


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, June 08, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: a portrait of scranton

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is a portrait of scranton (http://timbenedict.tumblr.com/)

a portrait of scranton is a tumblr photo blog, offered without commentary or explanation. Since June 2011 it has presented photographs of daily life of Scranton and the people who are living it.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, June 01, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Frank's Place

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Frank's Place (http://frank-dutton.blogspot.com/)

Since May 2007, Frank Dutton has, with almost clockwork regularity, provided images of NEPA, focusing especially on trains, waterfalls, and scenes from in and around Scranton.



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, May 25, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: No News Is...Good News?

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is No News Is...Good News? (http://no-news-is.blogspot.com/)

Since April 2011, David DeCosmo has been one of the most prolific bloggers in NEPA. His daily posts cover all aspects of NEPA and beyond, as he takes us with him on his many adventures. For many years the people of NEPA welcomed David into their homes as a trusted reporter. Now they can continue to follow him through his blog!


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, May 18, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: LisGelatt.threedivas

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is LisGelatt.threedivas (https://threedivas.wordpress.com/)

Lis Gelatt is a reader, writer, student, mother to three grown daughters, and a poet based in New Milford. Her blog is full of poetry and writing, as well as links to the works of her friends and colleagues from NEPA. She's been blogging at LisGelatt.threedivas since March 2011.


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, May 11, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Kate Hearity's Shadows and Smoke...

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Kate Hearity's Shadows and Smoke... (http://katehearity.tumblr.com/)

Kate Hearity has spent the past twelve years performing throughout Northeastern PA and beyond under the stage name k8. Now she is performing - and blogging! - under her own name. Read all about the life and times of singer/songwriter/musician/performer Kate Hearity - the artist formerly known as k8!




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, May 04, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Lara's Book Club

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Lara's Book Club
(https://larasbookclub.wordpress.com/)

Since June 2011, Lara has blogged about books. Her blog is full of book reviews, book news, and comparisons of films to the books they were based on. If you love books half as much as Lara does, you'll get a lot out of Lara's Book Club!


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Kate Hearity: Shadows and Smoke...

For twelve years the musician known as k8 has rocked Northeastern PA and beyond with her hard-driving, folk-tinged original songs. After twelve years k8 has decided to step off the stage - to make room for Kate Hearity!

Shadows and Smoke...
http://katehearity.tumblr.com/

Check out k8 - sorry, Kate's blog for all sorts of insights into the life of a singer/songwriter. If you've never heard her, she has links to some of her songs, and news about upcoming performances. The next one is this Tuesday, May 5 at Breakers inside the Mohegan Sun Casino in Plains Township.  Her show runs from 7:00 - 8:00 PM, so don't be late!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Michelle Westbrook

Michelle Westbrook, whose blog The Happiness Blogger was featured as out NEPA Blogs Blog of the Week on WBRE's PA Live! back in January, has consolidated several of her blogs into a single location.

Michelle Westbrook
http://michellewestbrook.com/

If you're looking for happiness - or, at least , The Happiness Blogger - that's where you'll find her!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

REMINDER: Spring 2015 Blog Fest is Friday, May 1

The Spring 2015 edition of Blog Fest will be held at the Red Mill in Pittston (340 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640) starting at 6:00 PM. This is both a gathering of bloggers and a chance to connect with candidates for political office. Do you have some cause, pet peeve, or item of special concern that you'd like to make sure gets some attention? Not happy with where things are heading, or how things are getting done? This is your chance to buttonhole the candidates of your choice and make darned sure they know what the electorate thinks! Plus you get to meet up with other folks you may only know from their blogs! This Friday at the Red Mill in Pittston!


Monday, April 27, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Cool Blue Studio

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Cool Blue Studio
(http://coolbluestudio.blogspot.com/)

Jenn Danza is a Nanticoke-based artist who specializes in highly realistic custom-painted horse figurines, as well as photography and original sketches and paintings. She has been sharing her art through her blog since August 2007.



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring NEPA Blogfest date announced!




SPRING 2014 BLOGFEST IS FRIDAY, MAY 1.


Northeastern Pennsylvania Bloggers will be hosting the semi-annual Blogfest on Friday, May 1 at The Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 18640 starting at 6PM. This is an informal gathering of bloggers, candidates for office, elected officials and anyone interested in politics or blogging. There is no charge for admission.  Since its inception, Blogfest has been described as the best political event of the season. 

There are 3 rules to the event:

1. No Speeches
2. You must wear clothes even it is warm.
3. Agree to disagree but don't be disagreeable.



Sunday, April 19, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Peter Parker PA

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Peter Parker PA (http://peterparkerpa.com/)

Artist, freelance designer, and key graphics consultant Christopher J. Hughes has been blogging about art and art events since November 2012.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: The Fat Girl Blog

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is The Fat Girl Blog (http://thefatgirlblog.com/).

A blog by writer, poet, mother, and wife Amye Archer, exploring every aspect of her life.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, April 06, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Lattimer Massacre Project

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Lattimer Massacre Project
https://lattimermassacre.wordpress.com/

Little by little, the artifacts of the history of Northeastern Pennsylvania are vanishing, like the recently demolished Huber Breaker in Ashley and the Hotel Sterling in Wilkes-Barre. The Lattimer Massacre Project blog is an effort to document and preserve the memory of a critical historical event: the killing of twenty-five striking miners at Lattimer by sheriff's deputies on September 10, 1897.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Friday, April 03, 2015

The Citizen-Soldier Blog

It's been a while since we've added any new blogs. This one came in the NEPA Blogs mailbag a few weeks ago, and I've finally got a moment to compose a post.

The Citizen-Soldier Blog
http://bluecorddude.blogspot.com/

John Wharton served in the PA National Guard for twenty-three years. Since June 2014 he's been blogging about Veterans' issues, the experience of being a Veteran, as well as a good dose of news and opinion. If you're a veteran, or know someone who is one - and these days, who doesn't? - The Citizen-Soldier Blog is an excellent read, and an excellent resource. Check it out!


If you would like to have your blog added to NEPA Blogs or know of a blog that we should add, contact us at nepablogs@gmail.com !

Monday, March 30, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Jenny Hill

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Jenny Hill
(http://jenniferdunnhill.blogspot.com/)

Jenny Hill is a poet, writer, hooper, and hoop instructor, formerly of NEPA, and forever a child of NEPA. She has been sharing her poetry, writing, and thoughts online since February 2008.


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, March 23, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: AFA Gallery

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is AFA Gallery
(https://afagallery.wordpress.com/)

With the closing of the Vintage and New Visions in Scranton, the AFA Gallery stands as one of  the only remaining art gallery and performance venues in the city. The AFA Gallery Blog shares news not just about the AFA but also about other art venues and events throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, March 16, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Fashion Vandals

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story-pa-live/d/story/pa-live-blog-of-the-week-with-harold-jenkins-march/23642/FQ4629a7-kW4yOyuFq1EEg

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Fashion Vandals.
(http://fashionvandals.com/)

Fashion blogger Riss Vandal has long had a thing for goth, punk, and kawaii fashion, and has been blogging about it since May 2010. She recently spent a year in South Korea and got to explore fashion in a completely different culture.


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, March 09, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Debbie-Dabble

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Debbie-Dabble
(http://debbie-dabble.blogspot.com/)

Debbie-Dabble's Christmas-themed blog has been featured before, but Christmas isn't her only opportunity to express creativity in home decoration. She describes herself as a "Victorian Soul", and the Victorian influence shows in her style. She has been sharing her creativity through her blog since January 2010.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Film Buff Online

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Film Buff Online
(http://www.filmbuffonline.com/FBOLNewsreel/wordpress/)

If you love movies, you'll love this blog! Rich Drees and his team of contributors post movie news, reviews, insider information, leaks and rumors, and everything else a fan of movies could ask for. Since February 2003.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: The Gentlemen's Show

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is The Gentlemen's Show (http://gentlemenontheair.com/)


Four local radio personalities have gone rogue and created their own blog and podcast! Movie reviews, social commentary, and whatever the heck else these guys feel like talking about!




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, February 16, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Palm Tree Row

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Palm Tree Row  (http://palmtreerow.wordpress.com/)

Donya recently moved to Northeastern PA from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. Her blog, Palm Tree Row, focuses on living life in NEPA with a Caribbean influence and on her Caribbean roots.


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, February 09, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Donna's Addiction

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Donna's Addiction  (http://donnasaddiction.wordpress.com/)

Donna describes herself as "a crazy mother in love with life and wanting to talk about it with the world!" Since January 2014, Donna has written Donna's Addiction, a blog all about life, love, the pursuit of happiness, art, good food, and fun activities, all based out of NEPA!




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, February 02, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: A Green Thing Blog

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is A Green Thing Blog (http://johnhquigley.blogspot.com/)

A blog about environmental topics affecting Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world, written by John Quigley, former Secretary of the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and two term Mayor of Hazleton. Since March 2012.


Note: Since this blog was selected to be featured, John Quigley has had a major life change. From his January 14, 2015 post:

I’m honored to have been selected by Pennsylvania Governor-elect Tom Wolf as his nominee to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania as their Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, starting on January 20, 2015. I’m deeply honored, humbled, and excited by this opportunity.

The position is subject to confirmation by the Senate of Pennsylvania.

With my return to public service, I’m suspending this blog.


Thank you for reading.


Past posts are still online.
If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, January 26, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Highland Park Hockey

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Highland Park Hockey  (http://highlandparkhockey.blogspot.com/)

A hockey blog by Tony Androck, focusing on the adventures of the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Since March 2011.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, January 19, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: NEPA Scene

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/pa-live-blog-of-the-week-january-20-2015/39429/3pH1CvEGzEKaS-fkvryTCg

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is NEPA Scene (http://nepascene.com/)

Rich Howells has created an amazing multi-platform website featuring the best of NEPA arts and entertainment. Established in September 2014, NEPA Scene is...well, it's best to just turn to the About page:

NEPA Scene covers everything from music and movies to food and books, with an emphasis on artists and entertainers located in or traveling through Northeastern Pennsylvania, though its coverage area extends to Philadelphia, New York, and New Jersey. Instead of simply reporting on creative people, the site also works directly with them to share content and spread the word about everything that’s happening in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and beyond.

Rich Howells and NEPA Scene are deeply involved in the NEPA arts and entertainment community, not simply reporting on events but actually promoting and sponsoring them - including an open mic at the Woodlands every Tuesday (registration begins at 6:30, performances at 7:30.)

If you think there's nothing to do in Northeastern PA, let Rich Howells and NEPA Scene show you how wrong you are!

If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Monday, January 12, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: And What I Ate

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

(This blog was originally scheduled to be featured on December 30, 2014, but will now be shown on Tuesday, January 13, 2014.)

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/palive-blog-of-the-week-and-what-i-ate/13129/hwxJgwuU-ky_aVknGEfNKw


Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is And What I Ate (http://www.andwhatiate.com/)
Westyn Lane's food blog. Recipes, reviews, tips, and a celebration of all things food!

From the original writeup for this blog:

And What I Ate (http://www.andwhatiate.com/) is a food blog by self-described "foodie, yoga enthusiast, reader, writer, runner & music lover with just a little wanderlust" Westyn Lane, who describes the blog as "mainly (happily, but accidentally) gluten-free, and has an emphasis on healthy & local/organic cooking, " It's also full of photos of food and food prep (it turns out color coordination and accessorization is crucial in the making of blueberry pancakes!) If you enjoy good food, this is a blog you need to check out!
Even if you're not planning on doing any cooking at the moment, be sure to visit And What I Ate for the food photography. Westyn makes everything look so delicious!



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

PA Live! Blog of the Week: The Happiness Blogger

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/palive-blog-of-the-week-the-happiness-blogger/31921/JrpCIwH1fkiTEWgkktpu5Q

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is The Happiness Blogger (http://thehappinessblogger.com/)

Michelle Westbrook blogs about happiness, and seeks to build a community of like-minded people seeking happiness.




If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Trend Hungry

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/pa-live-blog-of-the-week-dec-23-2014/16269/78dHVL59jkO44Ely54sk-A

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Trend Hungry (http://www.trendhungry.com/) by Jessie Holeva.

When I first started out doing the Blog of the Week segment on PA Live! back in September 2011 I often found myself sharing the studio with Jessie Holeva, who presented the Trend Hungry Tuesday fashion segment every week. Jessie is no longer a regular on PA Live! but her Trend Hungry blog continues. On this blog Jessie writes about beauty, style, and fashion, with loads of links and photos and product recommendations. Jessie often models the fashions herself - another one of her many talents, along with being a blogger for philly.com and an on-air style expert for QVC.

It's been a while since I've seen Jessie - the last time, I think, was at the 2012 NEPA Blog Con - so visiting Trend Hungry is a fun way of keeping in touch with what she's been up to. And if beauty, style, and fashion are your thing, Trend Hungry is definitely a blog you should check out!



If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pennsylvania French

Here's another submission from the NEPA Blogs mailbag!

Pamela lives in Mount Bethel, not too far from Stroudsburg, just south of where route 611 intersects with interstate 80, right on the border of NEPA and Lehigh Valley. But that's fine - we've expanded the definition of NEPA before, and we can do it again for Pamela!

In her first blog post, dated January 21, 2012, Pamela announced herself to the world:

My name is Pamela.

I am 50, and starting over.  I've lost pretty much everything in the past 7 years.  A long-term relationship, a career, financial security, 152 pounds, most of my self-esteem and not too much less of my confidence.  I lost my mind years ago (ask anyone who knows me)  :) 

What I do have is a dog (the world's least scary German Shepherd) and a small cozy rental cottage in the general vicinity of the Delaware Water Gap.  It's tranquil and peaceful and I truly love coming home to it every night (I'd also welcome coming home to one of the inner rings of Hell after my daily 100-mile commute, but I digress).

While it's perfectly comfortable as it is, I'm planning on making a change.  Having made a conscious decision to withdraw from society (I like how that sounds - kinda like a Tennessee Williams heroine, except without the brutish brother-in-law), I'm going to direct my attention to my home.

I've always been a fan of the "shabby" realm of decorating.  However, I find it to be very "twee" sometimes - too sugary and princess-y for my tastes.  I've found that the "French country" style is something I am drawn to.  Pale colors (cream, pale grey, white) with accents of sepia or ebony to cut the sweetness.  So, that's my goal - to transform by hand (and very limited cash) my Eisenhower-era bungalow into a Parisian oasis.

I'll be posting my challenges, attempts, successes and failures (hopefully the former outnumber the latter) and maybe by the time I'm done, I'll be ready to attempt something of a life again.

Nearly two years later, she's still going strong! Her blog, Pennsylvania French, features lots of photos and detailed instructions on how she's bringing her vision to life, as well as links to other sites that have provided her with guidance and inspiration.

Pamela's style may not be exactly your thing, but that's OK. The process that she goes through applies to anyone who is interested in making changes in the things around them to bring their own stylistic vision to life. You definitely should check out Pamela's blog!

Pennsylvania French
http://pennsylvaniafrench.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Laughing at My Nightmare

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/blog-of-the-week-spinal-musuclar-atrophy/24023/AuyXj8Ze00e849-lTivaow

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare (http://laughingatmynightmare.tumblr.com/)

I first learned about Laughing at My Nightmare on the set of PA Live! back in late December 2011. Monica Madeja, who was the show's original co-host, had read an article about a blogger in the Lehigh Valley named Shane Burcaw whose blog was attracting national and worldwide attention. Shane had a condition called Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a degenerative condition which will eventually kill him. So naturally Shane's response was to create a blog that focused on the humorous aspects of his life - a blog that resonated with readers around the globe.

Nearly three years later, Shane Burcaw is still laughing, still blogging, and still living with a condition which will eventually kill him. But now he's a published author with a huge fan base and a series of inspirational talks under his belt!



I recently got to meet Shane at the 2014 NEPA Blog Con, where he delivered the closing presentation. It was the second time we met - the first was in March 2012, at the Best Blogs of the Lehigh Valley awards. It was good to see Shane going strong. He's currently doing a series of book signings, and is planning another speaking tour. If you get a chance to meet Shane in person, do it! But if not, his fun, funny, and inspiring blog Laughing at My Nightmare is an excellent way to get to know him!


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Shoot the Moon

NEPA Blogs will be presenting the "Blog of the Week" on WBRE's PA Live! every Tuesday. PA Live! airs weekday afternoons on WBRE from 4:00 to 5:00.

Watch this episode on the PA Live! site: http://www.pahomepage.com/story/d/story/blog-of-the-week/37567/OSCuGkULqE6Tqs7Ax9ja0Q

Our PA Live! Blog of the Week this week is Shoot the Moon (http://mymoonshots.blogspot.com/).


This week's Blog of the Week is by...me! Shoot the Moon is a blog featuring my photographs of the Moon. As long as I've had a camera, I've been frustrated by not being able to get decent images of the Moon. That was until this past Spring, when I got my hands on a Nikon Coolpix P520, an advanced point-and-shoot camera with a 42x zoom. The zoom feature perfectly enlarges the Moon, and the image stabilization feature made it possible to get great Moon shots freehand (though a tripod made things much easier.) I realized that if I were to post all my Moon photos to my main blog, Another Monkey, I would soon have a blog full of nothing but pictures of the Moon - so I decided to create a new blog that was exactly that. And Shoot the Moon was born! 


If you have a blog you would like us to link on NEPA Blogs, or know of a blog you think we should link, please let us know! You can always drop us a line at nepablogs@gmail.com!