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!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

About the header images for October 29 and November 5 and 12

I've been slacking off a lot on posting information about the header photos for the last three weeks. While I still have a few minutes, I wanted to try to make up for that here.


The image for October 29 was this striking sunrise view from Sweet Valley Sunrises, the Tumbr blog of co-Administrator Michelle Hryvnak Davies.


The image from November 5 was a picture I took one morning last year on the pedestrian walkway along the Nanticoke-West Nanticoke bridge.


The November 12 image is courtesy of Cheri Sundra, who posts her work at her site http://cherisundra.com/. This girl riding a dinosaur may be familiar to anyone who frequents Route 11 in Plymouth. The figure is mounted on the sign for Pete Broody tires, and is worth pulling off into a parking lot just to get a better look.


We're always looking for new images to post as the NEPA Blogs header. If YOU have an image that presents some aspect of life in Northeastern Pennnsylvania, please send it to us here at nepablogs@gmail.com and we'll post it as the header!

All American Computer Repair

Here's another small business blog. It's for the Tafton-based All American Computer Repair.

All American Computer Repair
http://www.allamericancomputerrepair.com/blog

The blog itself is more generally informative than it is specific to the business itself. It will let you know about computer issues, such as security breaches or fixes to known problems, and it does keep an eye out for issues affecting NEPA. The blog is just one part of their website, http://www.allamericancomputerrepair.com/.  From their main page:

All American Computer Repair provides a quality repair service to clients.  We service personal or business systems.  All of our technicians are certified and qualified to handle all your business and personal needs.  All technicians are highly skilled in computer service & repair, networking, consulting and sales. 

All American Computer Repair carries a large line of products in stock for faster and better service.  All products are name brand and of the highest quality.  We are skilled in Microsoft, Apple and Linux solutions to provide you with all options available for your needs. 

Established in 2003, All American Computer Repair has successfully enjoyed over 8 years of serving residential and commercial customers in Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Lackawanna and Luzerne County with all their computer system needs.  For complete technology solutions, turn to All American Computer Repair for competitive prices and excellent customer service. 

This blog was submitted via email to nepablogs@gmail.com. Have a blog you'd like to see added to NEPA Blogs? Send it to us at that address!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blog Fest is this Thursday, October 30


Blog Fest is coming! 

Northeastern Pennsylvania Bloggers will be hosting the 9th semi-annual Blogfest, Thursday October 30th at The Red Mill, 340 S. Main St., Pittston, PA 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. For more information please visit http://gort42.blogspot.com/, http://nepablogs.org/, http://www.pittstonpolitics.com/ or call 570-823-4508.

Since its inception, Blogfest has been described as the best political event of the season. No speeches are allowed and the rule is agree to disagree but don't be disagreeable. Many local and statewide candidates will be attending.

RSVP on Facebook.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

About the header image: October 22, 2014


Our first submitted header image in a very long time comes from Nicole Karr of the Springbrook Shop and Studio (http://SpringhouseWoodshop.com) and depicts the annual Benton Fly-in in Benton, PA, which took place on October 18. Nicole has posted more great photos here.

We LOVE photo submissions. NEPA is filled with great photographers and great photo ops. Grab some images and send them to us at nepablogs@gmail.com so we can use them as the image header and show all of NEPA your skills!!

Monday, October 06, 2014

Blog of the Week on hold (for now)

Due to scheduling issues, I will be unable to get to WBRE to do new episodes of the Blog of the Week for PA Live! Dave Kuharchik has told me that he will re-run old episodes until we have a chance to start doing new ones.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Uncovering PA

NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict, this Blog of the Week segment did not air on September 23. It has been rescheduled to air on September 30.

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 Uncovering PA (http://uncoveringpa.com/).

Uncovering PA is a travel blog covering all of Pennsylvania, by Jim Cheney. Unbiased, unrestrained, honest travel reviews without a hidden agenda. A great resource for helping folks in NEPA discover the hidden treasures scattered throughout the state, since August 2013.


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, September 21, 2014

The Happiness Blogger

From the NEPA Blogs mailbag:

Hello, 

I would love to be added to your list.  I found your site through the NEPA Blog Con website, I am a blogger in NEPA... My site is thehappinessblogger.com

Please let me know how what steps I should take to be added.

Thank you,

Michelle Westbrook

Getting added is easy: you just submit your blog (or someone else submits it, or Michelle or I just sort-of find out about it), we put it through our stringent qualification tests (by someone who is from NEPA, or lives or lived in NEPA, or is blogging about NEPA, or has a a blog based out of NEPA), and then we do a little write-up and add it to the sidebar lists.

Eventually.

Both Michelle and I have been up to all sorts of non-NEPA Blogs stuff lately (including, in Michelle's case, the third annual NEPA BlogCon, which she organizes and runs with several other leading regional bloggers, and is coming up on October 11 at Misericordia University, and you totally totally should go to), and the posting of new blogs (as well as the purging of defunct blogs) has been lagging, a lot. We've got a huge backlog. I'm trying to post at least one new blog a week, and even that takes effort. On the plus side, several of the blogs that were submitted but were never posted have folded in the meanwhile, so at least we didn't go through the trouble of posting things which weren't destined to stick around - unless, of course, our failure to post is what caused these blogs to fold, in which case I feel absolutely awful.

This one is still around. Check it out! From the About page:

This blog is my way of reaching out to fellow happiness seekers in hopes of building a community of amazingly happy people! I don’t have all of the answers but I have made the decision to make happiness a priority in my life (because who wants to be unhappy?)

The Happiness Blogger
http://thehappinessblogger.com/


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Highway 81 Revisited

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 Highway 81 Revisited (http://highway81revisited.com/).

Since March 2011, this Scranton-based blog has played on a national stage with news, reviews, and interviews about all aspects of music.  Highway 81 Revisited doesn't shy away from its Northeastern Pennsylvania roots, and celebrates them in its title. But at the sane time, the quality and quantity of material presented puts it right up there with the best national music blogs. If you're interested in music in NEPA and throughout the nation and around the world, check out Highway 81 Revisited!


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, September 14, 2014

And What I Ate

From the NEPA Blogs mailbag:

Hi - I came across your blog and wanted to send you the link to my own!  Thanks for some of your reccos, I've added a couple new favorites to my reading rotation.

My blog is www.andwhatiate.com - it's mainly recipes, but also some personal posts and travel. I've gotten really into cooking over the last few years and this has been a pretty fun project. Plus, I get to track the Google Analytics and see where everyone is coming from (over 150 countries and all 7 continents!) which totally appeals to my inner nerd.

Let me know if you have questions - keep up the good work!

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!

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Unsane Beyond Sanity

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 Unsane Beyond Sanity by Koral Dawn (http://theunsanity.wordpress.com/).

Unsane Beyond Sanity is Koral Dawn's personal blog about geekdom, personal adventures, photography, hockey, and whatever else she feels like! Koral has a broad range of interests and passions, and her blog allows her to shine a spotlight on each of them. Having a personal blog is like having a magazine where you are the writer, the editor, and get to make all the creative and content decisions - and then present it all free of charge to anyone, anywhere who would care to look. Personal blogging takes a lot of effort and a lot of courage, and Koral displays both on her blog. In an era where ephemeral media like Twitter and Facebook have commandeered both the attention of readers and the efforts of bloggers, it's wonderful to have someone like Koral doing the work necessary to produce a blog like Unsane Beyond Sanity .



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!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

NEPA Scene

The Vintage Theater in Scranton closed its doors for good this past weekend. But before it did it hosted one last event, a party celebrating everything The Vintage meant to anyone who took advantage of the wonderful things it had to offer. I first got involved with The Vintage through the Bloggers' Roundtable back in September 2011, at the invitation of Rich Howells. So it was fitting that I found myself in The Vintage this past Saturday evening talking with Rich Howells in the final hours of the place's existence.

We reminisced a bit, but eventually the conversation turned to a new project of his that was just about ready to launch, a site called NEPA Scene that would bring together blog posts, web postings, and original material into one central site that would present every facet of arts, music, entertainment, and other happenings throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. That site has now gone live!

NEPA Scene
www.nepascene.com
also on
facebook.com/nepascene
twitter.com/nepascene
youtube.com/nepascene
instagram.com/nepascene

From 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.

Looking for something to do? Wondering what's going on or coming up? Check out NEPA Scene!


Tuesday, September 02, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Brittanibus

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 Brittanibus (http://brittanibus.blogspot.com/).

Brittany is a talented, creative woman who was born in Michigan but now lives in Northeastern Pennsylvania. On her blog, Brittanibus, she blogs about crafts and DIY, adventures in personal style, and starting her own creative business - as well as the massive creative endeavor of planning her own wedding! Her blog is a place to visit to get inspiration for your own projects, or just to be amazed at the wonderful things she posts. Whether you are looking to exercise your creativity or just hoping to escape the humdrum everyday world for a little while, Brittanibus is a great place to visit!


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, August 26, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Fit and Strong for 30

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 Fit and Strong for 30 (http://fitandstrong30.wordpress.com/).

Getting in shape is a worthwhile goal at any age - and Fit and Strong for 30  raises the stakes a little higher!  This is a blog all about Alison M. trying to achieve a healthy weight and adopt a healthy lifestyle before her 30th birthday. Can she achieve this goal? And what will she learn about herself along the way? Read Fit and Strong for 30  and find 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!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Bike NEPA

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 Bike NEPA (http://bikenepa.com/).

Despite the hills, the mountains, and the heavily-trafficked, pothole-strewn roads, bicycle riding remains very popular in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Bike NEPA is a blog for the bicycle riders of NEPA, and is filled with news and information both for those who pedal the landscape of NEPA. Bike NEPA is an excellent resource both for experienced bicyclists as well as those who are just thinking about striking out on two human-powered wheels.


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, August 18, 2014

About the header image: August 13, 2014













The header image for Tuesday, August 12 is of the stage of the Vintage Theater (aka the Vintage) at 326 Spruce Street in Scranton, on the ground floor of the old Hotel Jermyn. The Vintage, the site of countless theatrical, literary, musical, and artistic exhibitions - including numerous events mentioned on NEPA Blogs - will be closing its doors for good after its final event, a goodbye party on August 30, 2014.

I have written about my personal history with the Vintage here. The Vintage is posting information to its Facebook page, as well as a special event page for the goodbye party. And the Vintage is going down swinging: there are several events scheduled before the farewell party. You can see a list here.

So: plan on being at the goodbye party on August 30 at 6:00 to show your appreciation for all the Vintage has given to NEPA. And try to make a few of the events before then! On August 31, it will be too late.


Send in your header photos to nepablogs@gmail.com.



Tuesday, August 12, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Suheiry

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  Suheiry (www.suheiry.com/.)

A personal lifestyle blog from Suheiry. Food, flowers, fashion, and much more!




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!