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!

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

About the header image: August 6, 2014




















Oh, no! It's the beginning of August, and that means Summer is almost over! What do you have left to accomplish on your Summer to-do list? Take in a baseball game? Go to the shore? Maybe visit a zoo? Fortunately, Northeastern Pennsylvania has its very own zoo. Claws 'n' Paws Wild Animal Park in Lake Ariel features animals from all over the world, and unless you've got some very expensive travel planned for faraway places, this may be your only opportunity to see some of these animals up-close and in person. Whether you're concerned with the conservation of these animals in their natural habitats or just want to see how long a giraffe's tongue really is (it's really, really long), a zoo like Claws 'n' Paws provides an opportunity to connect with wildlife in ways that isn't possible just by reading about them or looking at pictures.


Do you have a photo you'd like to see featured as the NEPA Blogs header? Send it to us at nepablogs@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 05, 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 extremely popular in Northeastern Pennsylvania.  Bike NEPA is a blog for the bicycle riders of NEPA. It's all about bicycle riding in Northeastern Pennsylvania, and filled with news and information for those who pedal the landscape of NEPA. Bike NEPA is an excellent resource for active bicyclists as well as those curious about starting to take to the NEPA roads on a bicycle!


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!

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Posts from the Fringe

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 Posts from the Fringe (http://postsfromthefringe.blogspot.com/).

Writer and observer of the human condition James M. O'Meara blogs about whatever comes to mind. While he has participated in the favorite full-contact sport in Northeastern Pennsylvania - politics - he has always maintained both a rational mind and a great sense of humor. Posts from the Fringe is sometimes serious, sometimes introspective, and sometimes hysterically funny, but it is always an excellent reflection of its author. Since June 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!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

About the header image: July 30, 2014


Last October I decided to go out and photograph the sunset from the Nanticoke - West Nanticoke bridge over the Susquehanna River. The sunset was nothing spectacular, but I realized that Venus would be showing up low in the West as twilight turned to dusk. (It's visible in this image, though just barely - nearly dead center, to the left of the central vertical girder, to the right of the fourth rivet from the bottom in the big girder.) In trying to capture Venus, I accidentally captured something beautiful as the sodium vapor lights caused the white-painted girders to show up in a false deep rust color, in sharp contrast to the sunset colors of the sky.

If you have a photo you'd like to see used as the NEPA Blogs header, send it to us at nepablogs@gmail.com. Thanks!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Running the Poconos

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 Running the Poconos  (http://blogs.thepoconos.com/running-the-poconos/).

Since January 2013, Ed Hasker has blogged about running throughout the Poconos for the Pocono Record at the online site blogs.thepoconos.com. His writing takes us on a journey through the Poconos from the point of view of a runner. Whether you're a runner, are interested in running, or are interested in seeing the Poconos in a whole new light, you'll find something fascinating in his blog, Running the Poconos!



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, July 23, 2014

About the header image, July 23, 2014


A broken washing machine meant a few trips to the laundromat. I decided to use to one near the Tractor Supply on the Sans Souci Parkway in Hanover Township. I noticed that the parking lot there had a nice view of the western sky, so I timed one of my visits to coincide with sunset. This particular sunset featured colors that were subdued rather than spectacular, but it still made for some pretty pictures.

There was actually quite a bit going on in the sky at the time. Here's a photo from a few minutes earlier:



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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Independent 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 Independent NEPA  (http://independentnepa.com/component/content/frontpage).

"Print is dead," Harold Ramis's character announced in an oddly jarring and out-of-place line in 1984's Ghostbusters. Thirty years later, print is still with us. (Harold Ramis, sadly, is not; he passed away a few months ago.) In many cases, print survives by keeping one foot in the online world, creating a web presence that complements and is complemented by its print counterpart.

Independent NEPA is Northeastern Pennsylvania's independent magazine, available free of charge at many locations. You may have picked up a copy in a waiting room somewhere, or sought out a copy featuring people or events in NEPA that are important to you. 
Independent NEPA is the online counterpart to the magazine, presenting - in blog form - some of the content contained in the magazine. It's an excellent way of referencing information from past editions, or finding out about articles in the current edition and getting an incentive to seek out a hard copy.  (Coincidentally, the top article as I write this is a piece called "Print is not dead.")

If you'd like to see a great, locally-produced, independent magazine featuring articles by and about folks from Northeastern Pennsylvania, pick up a copy of Independent PA. If you'd like to see what this magazine is all about, check out their blog, Independent 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!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

About the header image, July 16, 2014


This past weekend's "Supermoon" was only marginally brighter and larger than last month's full moon, and next month's will be even bigger and brighter, but it would take some doing to detect the difference visually. Still, that didn't stop a lot of people from trying to see the difference. I got a few good pictures of the moon, just as I try to do every evening that there's a visible moon. But I had to shoot fast, in between huge banks of clouds drifting across the sky. I took the shot above in a fit of exasperation, trying to document what I was up against. I looked at the result and realized it looked pretty good anyway!


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

PA Live! Blog of the Week: Reflections on a Lifetime in the Classroom

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 Reflections on a Lifetime in the Classroom
(http://www.mister-nick.com/_public_html/Blog/Blog.html)

Award-winning educator Leslie Nicholas of Kingston blogs about his experiences in the classroom. After a lifetime of teaching, he's seen a lot and learned quite a bit. Through his blog he's sharing his accumulated wisdom with students, fellow teachers, parents, and anyone else who cares to read!



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 08, 2014

Past headers, Part 2

We've been changing the headers on NEPA Blogs at least once a week since May 2011. That's added up to a lot of header images in the Past headers post. Maybe too many! The past few times I tried posting headers there, it was all wonky. So I'm starting a second post to showcase the next three years or so of headers. Enjoy!


May 7, 2014
May 14, 2014
May 21, 2014
May 28, 2014
June 4, 2014
June 11, 2014
June 18, 2014
June 25, 2014
July 2, 2014
July 9, 2014
July 16, 2014
July 23, 2014

July 30, 2014
August 6, 2014
August 13, 2014
August 20, 2014
August 27, 2014
September 3, 2014
September 10, 2014
September 17, 2014

September 24, 2014

October 1, 2014

October 8, 2014
October 15, 2014

October 22, 2014

October 29, 2014
November 5, 2014
November 12, 2014
November 19, 2014

November 26, 2014
December 3, 2014

December 10, 2014

December 17, 2014
December 24, 2014
December 31, 2014
January 7, 2015

January 14, 2015