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Community Spotlight: The Back Mountain

Community Spotlight: The Back Mountain

At the heart of the Back Mountain, you’ll find remarkable culture in an incredible community. The Back Mountain region is located northwest of Wyoming Valley and offers plenty of restaurants, shopping centers, schools, and recreational activities. It encompasses several municipalities including Dallas Township, Dallas Borough, Shavertown, Trucksville, Harvey’s Lake Borough, and Lehman Township. Spectacular mountain views and…

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By Kendra, 01/24/2018 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.
Indoor Winter Recreation in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Indoor Winter Recreation in Northeastern Pennsylvania

If the weather has had you stuck inside and you’re starting to feel the effects of cabin fever, you’re probably looking for some things to do nearby. If the winter weather is your friend, you can find our suggestions for local winter outdoor recreation here. But if you’re looking to leave your house only on…

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By Sarah, 01/17/2018 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.
Outdoor Winter Recreation in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Outdoor Winter Recreation in Northeastern Pennsylvania

Looking for things to do outside during winter in NEPA? Here in Northeastern Pennsylvania, we’re fortunate to experience all four seasons (sometimes all of those in one day!). So along with those fresh springs, dreamy summers, and beautiful falls, we have some wonderful winters. Sure, it’s easy to say they’re too cold and too snowy,…

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By Sarah, 01/12/2018 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.
NEPA Breweries: Victory Brewing Company

NEPA Breweries: Victory Brewing Company

Welcome to NEPA Breweries, a series where we visit breweries in Northeastern PA as well as a few just a short drive away. This month, we’re visiting Victory Brewing Company. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again—one of the biggest perks of living in this area is that it’s conveniently located. Getting out…

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By Kayleigh, 01/05/2018 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 Most Unique New Year’s Eve Drops in PA

The Most Unique New Year’s Eve Drops in PA

New Year’s Eve is a night of celebration and making memories with friends and family. Every year as the clock nears midnight, people anticipate watching the ball drop in New York City. At least 100 million people in the United States tune in to watch the ball drop each year. While the ball drop in…

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By Kendra, 12/29/2017 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.
NEPA Breweries: Berwick Brewing Company

NEPA Breweries: Berwick Brewing Company

Welcome to NEPA Breweries, a series where we visit breweries in Northeastern PA as well as a few just a short drive away. This month, we’re visiting Berwick Brewing Company. At just a 45-minute drive, Berwick is a stone’s throw away from Wilkes-Barre. This month, we took a drive to visit Berwick Brewing Co. Brewing in…

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By Kayleigh, 12/15/2017 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.
Gifting Made Easy with Locally-Owned Boutiques

Gifting Made Easy with Locally-Owned Boutiques

The holidays are certainly the time of year for giving and Northeastern Pennsylvania offers an array of options for busy holiday shoppers. Luzerne and Lackawanna boast a plethora of locally-owned gift shops and boutiques. While it’s hard to narrow down the selection of retail venues to visit this season, we’re highlighting three businesses that feature…

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By Kayleigh, 12/07/2017 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 Breweries: Hanover Township’s Benny Brewing Co.

NEPA Breweries: Hanover Township’s Benny Brewing Co.

Welcome to NEPA Breweries, a series where we visit breweries in Northeastern PA as well as a few just a short drive away. This month, we’re visiting 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…

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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.