Thursday, January 24, 2008


From Michelle

Six NEPA photographers give us a personal glimpse through their lenses. Eclectic black and white moods, exotic textures, characters, legs and landscape combine to make a very exciting exhibit of color and light

Philip A. Dente, Mike Burnside, Nick Ouellette,
Tony Sciandra, Ivana Pavelka, Tom Musto

Sculptor David Green turns alabaster and Marble into abstract
forms with traces of realism and movement.

Sunday, January 27th, 2 to 5 pm
Music, food and refreshments.

Sunday, January 27th through Saturday, March 22nd

M-F 9 to 5, Sat. 10 to 5

Lizza Fine Art Studios,
155 Bridge Street,

Monday, January 21, 2008

Small Town Stacey

From a comment over on this post:

I don't live there anymore, but I was born in Hazleton, raised and educated (I in Weatherly, PA. I moved to southern California about 8 years ago when I was 22. I'm actually dying (don't ask why) to come back and stay in historic Jim Thorpe with my Southern California born and raised fiance. He got a kick out of J.T.'s picturesque beauty and so we're going to have to do the hiking/whitewater thing while back. I often write about folks from back home, my family, growing up, the differences between there and where I live now, and my adventures there (though they may only happen once every couple of years and my blog is fairly new). I came across your site through both NEPA blogs and google. Nice to meet a fellow NEPA native! Folks from out here often don't understand my domain name...but I'm sure you will.

Posted by RowdyCowchick to Another Monkey at 1/21/2008 8:45 PM

Her site:

Sunday, January 20, 2008

And this one was found via the SiteMeter! I noticed that at least one visitor had come to NEPA Blogs by way of , so I followed the link and had a look at the site.

From the top of the page:

Welcome to SurfScranton! This is the leading online resource for the Scranton, Pennsylvania area. (See map.) Here we list 1436 web sites related to people, entertainment, dining, businesses, activities, organizations, schools, churches, temples, events, etc. in Scranton, PA and the immediate area.

From the bottom:

SurfScranton focuses on people, entertainment, dining, shopping, businesses, activities, organizations, schools, churches, temples, events, etc in the immediate Scranton area
of Northeast Pennsylvania (NEPA). We list sites "up and down the line" including Pittston, Moosic, Duryea, Avoca, Old Forge, Taylor, Scranton, Dunmore, Throop, Olyphant, Jessup, Dickson City, Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, South Abington.

You can read more about the site on its About page.

Slides and Slippers

From the comments to this post:

I have a blog - and have committed to actually contributing to it on a regular basis - more of a clog (column blog). If you'd like to add me to the list I'd appreciate it. Slides and Slippers. It runs off our website

- Tanx!

Catherine Shafer

Goodbye, Pardon My Zinger; hello, Rock the Hyphen!

From the comments to this post:

J. said...


After being cybersquatted twice, I've decided to ditch the Blogger format and go to Wordpress. Check my blog out at

-former blogger of Pardon My Zinger

(Ed. note: NSFW, or for young children or people with heart conditions.)

Poconos/I-80 East Haunts & History

Received via e-mail:

I'm putting together a site that I hope to make a depository of Pennsylvania ghost tales and legends. NEPA is included in the section. If you could perhaps get your readers to send me a tale or two - I've already taken 2 or 3 from NEPA blogs, linked backed to the source - I'd appreciate it. Thanks - Ron

For stories from the same source about Pennsylvania in general, be sure to visit Pennsylvania Haunts & History at .



From the introductory post:

Welcome to stop NEPA(north-eastern Pennsylvania) This site and movement has been developed due to an overwhelming level of corruption among the elected leaders in North Eastern Pennsylvania. We hope that you will join the movement, check back often, and help us vote these people out of office as soon as humanly possible.

Monday, January 07, 2008

More political blogs

It's election season and as Mark observed a few local political blogs have emerged destined to disappear after the voting in April just like the last couple of elections. I hope a few stick around as I think we need a more diverse local internet debate.

A few people have decided they have something to say:

Ignorance is Bliss is written by Right Winger and Vince Sweeney is annoying him.

Eddy, The Angry Republican is, well, angry.

West Side Republican is hoping that the Luzerne County Republican Party gets it's act together.

Political Rants by Zen says "I am a man that should've started ranting long ago."

LanceStange is another blog with a Republican point of view.

Big Dan's Big Blog links to many news stories and likes the Ramones but is not a fan of Mona Charen.

Dan Meuser Is A Character- A self describe parody site. "Somewhat of a political commentary blog. My way to poke fun at local politicians using badly done photoshop."

Bringing the Majority to Luzerne County

If you need a break from politics there is:

Daily Dose o' Donna Sometimes silly. Sometimes sarcastic. Sometimes sentimental.

Update: Another new political blog is Politics in Northeast Pennsylvania