Thursday, April 30, 2009

NEPA Bloggers get-together, Saturday, May 2 2009

Attention all Northeatern Pennsylvania bloggers, blog readers, blog fans, groupies, stalkers, and people who just wanna hang with the cool kids: Gort has officially announced the 12th annual get together of the Saturday OT Committee and Operatic Society to watch the Kentucky Derby! Over the last few years this has evolved to include a loose and disorganized gathering of NEPA bloggers. All are welcome!

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 2 starting at 4:00 PM (Kentucky Derby post time is 6:04) at Mark's Pub, 1287 North Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre (click here for directions).

Thursday, April 23, 2009

In memoriam; Windsor Park Stories

Windsor Park Stories was a 30 minute human interest show that first aired on WVIA and then later moved stations to WBRE. The words "Human Interest Show" does not full describe the touching stories, documentaries and talent shared from the backyard of Kitch and Tony Mussari.

In Tony Mussari's words:
"Despite Windsor Park Stories focus on everyday people, the series is not simply a collection of observations about regional life. Instead, it centers on the real life experiences of people who visit the gardens at Windsor Park. Many of the stories are told by residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania, while others are told by people who live half a world away."

On 1/18/09 WPS aired its last show in light of the economic downturn and and Tony's heart surgery. After viewing the last show on WBRE; I went online and did a google search for Windsor Park Stories and was able to find It looks like most of the stories that aired on Network TV are uploaded to the "Now Playing" section of the website. I highly recommend viewing the Judge Max Rosenn, Dan Flood and the Bernies Memorial Walk clips to start with. Of course, once you watch one clip, you have to see all of them. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


NEPA now has a social networking site to call its own!

Scrantonians is yet another (...hold your groans until the end of the blog post...) social networking site; BUT exclusively for those of us who live in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton area. According to a recent tweet from Webster107 only a few more members are needed to reach the 100 user mark. Give it a try and sign up!

In addition, for those of you who use Twitter...there has now been a Twibe setup for NEPA. A twibe, which is a play on the word tribe, is a group of people on Twitter who share common interests. Please visit to link up your Twitter username to the NEPA Twibe.

Happy Wednesday.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Dr. Dave has a blog

Dr. David Madeira was a candidate for the state senate in 2006 and came in 2nd in the GOP primary. To say that Dave is a conservative is like saying Attila the Hun had only a slight penchant for vandalism. Just kidding pal. We disagree on almost everything but I always look forward to hearing his thoughts.

Could we please have our country back now?

My kids are going to have to clean this mess up and I'd just like to help them get started as soon as possible.

Some resources

These site haven't updated in a while but they have some good background information on current NEPA events in the news.

Luzerne County Juvenile Detention Center Analysis

How The Pursuit Of Money Leads To Corruption

Hazleton's Cargo Airport

Sadly Luzerne County Courthouse News has stopped updating. The author told me it was too time consuming and was disappointed with the lack of interest (traffic).

I ain't afraid of no ghost

Luzerne County Ghost Hunters

We formed our group in December of 2007 with the sole purpose of finding the truth. Since then, we have been on many investigations and have collected enough evidence to truly believe what we are doing is a worth while cause. All of our team members have had past experiences that led us to the paranormal field. Most of our team has been doing paranormal investigations and research long before our group was formed....

If you feel your home or business is haunted, Please contact us, we want to help you. We would love to talk to you about your experiences. We will make sure that your privacy is protected.

Upcoming Events in NEPA

Happy Easter/Passover Everyone! I hope the Bunny left you a ton of goodies in your basket on this cold, but beautiful morning in Northeast PA. I just wanted to announce two upcoming events in NEPA that may be of interest to you.

#NEPATweetUp v3.0

Start Time: Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 7:00pm
Arena Bar & Grill
Coal Street; Wilkes-Barre, PA

For users of Twitter: The third official NEPA Tweet Up. If you Twitter, come meet your fellow Tweeters for fun, food and drinks. We'll get started around 7ish, but Arena's ever-popular Sunday Happy Hour is from 9-11, with $2 drinks and live entertainment.

PLEASE SHARE event with NEPA Tweeters you know are on Facebook/Twitter or Bloggers. For more info, follow @shelitwits on Twitter. She's our organizer!

For more information about joining twitter, or what "twitter" actually is, click here. The article is written by Donna Talarico who is linked on the sidebar under "Daily Dose 'o Donna".

Breaker Brewing Company Debut

A few friends that I used to work with started up a home brewery right here in NEPA. From the Breaker Brewing Company webpage: "We are a small operation located in Plains, Pennsylvania that brews and delivers handcrafted beer to local bars and pubs." The suds are ready to start flowing in two weeks:

4/23/09 - Breaker Brewing Company will be debuting their Beer at Kelsey's Restaurant in Ashley, PA. For directions click here. Stop by anytime after 4PM

4/24/09 - Elmer Sudds in Wilkes-Barre to begin pouring Breaker Brewing Company beer! Stop in and enjoy a Breaker Brew. For directions click here

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Old Forge High School Class of 1976

Attention: Old Forge High School Class of 1976

Your High School reunion is now ONLINE! How cool is that? Our latest blog addition request comes from Nick LaGrasta creator/maintainer of the Old Forge High School Class of 1976 blog. "We had J, We had F, We had S's in the S"

Be sure to check out the retro pictures posted and also the links on the sidebar, one of my favorites happens to be The Old Forge Pizza Blog.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Computerwise TV Blog

George Roberts, is the host of the ComputerWise tv show that airs live on Wednesdays on the Service Electric and Blue Ridge Cable systems. He's a very technically savvy guy and has a blog where he posts computer and internet tips.

If you'd like to find more information about when the TV show airs, check out the schedule here.

Not Cease From Exploration

A Scranton blogger who opines on many different subjects.

Not Cease From Exploration

Just a middle-aged, middle-class white guy with plenty of opinions and fairly good typing skills.