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NEPA Breweries: Hanover Township’s Benny Brewing Co.

NEPA Breweries: Hanover Township’s Benny Brewing Co.

Craft beer has become more popular across the United State and has also become a dynamic beverage option in our area over the last few years. With a growing number of locally-owned breweries and microbreweries popping up, we thought it was about time to start rounding them up here. We’ll be visiting a local brewery…

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By Kayleigh, 11/17/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
An Exclusive Look at City Market & Café Back Mountain

An Exclusive Look at City Market & Café Back Mountain

City Market & Café, located right on the Memorial Highway in Dallas, Pennsylvania, is one of the Back Mountain’s newest hotspots. Offering everything from specialty groceries and fresh sandwiches to craft beer and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. Mike and Mara Valenti are the proud entrepreneurs behind City Market & Café Back Mountain….

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By Sarah, 11/13/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Building History: Wilkes University’s Kirby Hall

Building History: Wilkes University’s Kirby Hall

At the corner of River and South streets in Wilkes-Barre’s Downtown Historic District is a building not like any other. Today, were you to visit 202 South River Street, you’d find yourself in the home of Wilkes University’s English Department. There you’ll find (besides students milling about), decorative hardwood details on doors, windows, and the…

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By Sarah, 11/06/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Dining in the Drums/Hazleton, PA Area

Dining in the Drums/Hazleton, PA Area

Known as “The Crossroads of the East,” Hazleton was incorporated as a borough in April of 1851 and as a city in December of 1891. Hazleton’s downtown is undergoing a major revitalization. The main thoroughfare has been reconstructed, yet the area is still well-known for its small-town environment, traditional values, and modern conveniences. Surrounded by…

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By Kayleigh, 10/30/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
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Towns to Visit: Jim Thorpe, PA

Towns to Visit: Jim Thorpe, PA

It’s the middle of fall and you’ve already carved pumpkins, conquered corn mazes, and gone on a hayride or two. What’s next? Visiting Jim Thorpe, of course! The town is nationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and adventurous places to visit in Pennsylvania. It’s located in the Lehigh Gorge and within driving distance…

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By Kendra, 10/27/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
All About the Electric City: Scranton, PA

All About the Electric City: Scranton, PA

So, the Electric City has been in the news a bit lately. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check out this video. Growing up, I’ve heard a lot about Scranton, PA. It’s a city built on the coal industry—as is much of our area. But Scranton itself holds many stories and such rich…

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By Kayleigh, 10/13/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
The Best Places to View Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

The Best Places to View Fall Foliage in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is beautiful—and you don’t need a roadside sign to tell you that. Just look outside and you’ll see it. New England gets a lot of credit for being a beautiful place in the fall. I have been in Maine in October, and I can tell you that yes, it is gorgeous. But as a…

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By Sarah, 10/09/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.
Building History: The Breaker Brewing Company

Building History: The Breaker Brewing Company

The Breaker Brewing Company is a charming, local hotspot native to Northeastern Pennsylvania. Coal mining is at the core of NEPA’s history, culture, and identity. Breakers Brewing Company dedicates its business to the heritage of our town through local themes and hand-brewed beer paired with a delicious menu. Home to Wilkes-Barre, the brewery has been…

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By Kendra, 10/04/2017 Kendra is a content writer with a BA in literature from Wilkes University. When she’s not reading up on the latest home decorating trends, Kendra is busy designing her future home, library included.
Places to Eat in the Mountain Top, PA Area

Places to Eat in the Mountain Top, PA Area

When you live in NEPA, it’s known that there is no shortage of places to eat. No matter where you go, you’re sure to find something to satisfy every craving or themed day of the week. Meatless Monday? Check. Taco Tuesday? Check. We’re taking a look at all the Mountain Top Area, PA has to…

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By Kayleigh, 09/22/2017 Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.
NEPA Kicked Off its First Vegfest in Scranton

NEPA Kicked Off its First Vegfest in Scranton

On Saturday, September 16, vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike gathered at the Schautz Stadium in Scranton to attend the first-ever NEPA Vegfest. This inaugural event is “based on promoting compassion, health, and wellness in our community” and included craft vendors, plant-based food, speakers, cooking demos, music, yoga, fitness education, and children’s activities. All activities throughout…

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By Sarah, 09/18/2017 Sarah is a content writer and social media assistant with a BA in literature/creative writing from Wilkes University. When she’s not spending her days at work writing, reading, and drinking coffee, she’s usually at home reading, writing, and drinking coffee. She also devotes a fair amount of time to HGTV, drawing, and doting on her dog. As a creator, Sarah believes in emphasizing personality through design and DIY projects.