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Why Does Santa Use the Chimney and Not the Front Door?

Why Does Santa Use the Chimney and Not the Front Door?

When I was much younger, we didn’t have a fireplace in our house—and therefore no chimney. Because of this, there was always concern about how Santa would get us our presents. Despite this fear, every Christmas morning my two brothers and I would wake up to a pile of presents under the Christmas tree. We’d…

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By Sarah, 12/04/2017 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.
How to Recycle Your Leftover Halloween Pumpkins

How to Recycle Your Leftover Halloween Pumpkins

Halloween has come and gone leaving candy wrappers, fake spider webs, and maybe more rotting gourds than you know what to do with. Sure, carving pumpkins is fun for the kids, and who can say no to some freshly roasted cinnamon sugar pumpkin seeds, but once that calendar changes to November it’s a big WHAT…

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By Sarah, 11/03/2017 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.
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.
Celebrating Labor Day and the Traditions Behind It

Celebrating Labor Day and the Traditions Behind It

Labor Day is finally here, marking the end of the summer season. It’s a day when we celebrate the value of labor and all that has been done through the hard work of building our country. As the long weekend comes to an end, we’re taking a look at the history and traditions surrounding this…

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By Kayleigh, 09/04/2017 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.
There’s Still Time to Celebrate Dallas Township’s Bicentennial

There’s Still Time to Celebrate Dallas Township’s Bicentennial

Happy 200th Birthday, Dallas! While Dallas, Pennsylvania might not be as well-known as Dallas, Texas, it’s certainly the eldest of the two—and it has the birthday to prove it. Whereas the southern city was established as a permanent settlement in 1841, this suburban township in Northeastern Pennsylvania was officially formed in 1817, making it 200…

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By Sarah, 08/23/2017 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.
Custom Fitness with Elite Spine and Sports Physical Therapy

Custom Fitness with Elite Spine and Sports Physical Therapy

At the intersection of medicine and fitness lies Elite—a facility for people needing to recover from injury, work towards fitness goals, and everything in-between. Jack Digwood, a physical therapist and owner of Elite, opened the facility allowing patients to undergo necessary treatment after injury and immediately transition them into a custom program. These specialized programs allow them to…

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By Kendra, 08/09/2017 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.
2017 Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market at Market Square

2017 Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market at Market Square

The City of Wilkes-Barre Farmer’s Market is open for the 2017 season! The market is located on the square in downtown Wilkes-Barre and has plenty of vendors. Products range from fresh-cooked food to farm-grown produce and everything in-between. Opening day was on June 29 and included a ceremony hosted by Mayor Tony George. John Shemo…

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By Kendra, 07/24/2017 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.
6 Activities for a Long Weekend in NEPA

6 Activities for a Long Weekend in NEPA

Long weekends are a gift, especially in the summer. Who doesn’t enjoy an extra day of sunshine, fresh-air, and family? If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your time in NEPA, check out these activities! Take a Hike The Mocanauqa Loop Trails in Shickshinny, PA may be the right hike for you! Locally…

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By Kendra, 06/28/2017 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.
Design Tips We Can Learn from Detroit

Design Tips We Can Learn from Detroit

Among a list of 47 cities from 33 countries including Barcelona and Prague sits Detroit: the first City of Design from the United States. The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) created the list and works through culture for peace and education. Detroit’s international recognition in 2015 brings attention to who the city…

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By Kendra, 06/05/2017 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.
5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Backyard

5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Backyard

With the warmest months of the year approaching, gathering with friends and family will be on your mind. This means pulling out the grill and getting your outdoor space ready. If you feel your patio or deck is a bit drab and needs a makeover, don’t fret. Here are 5 ways to brighten up your backyard…

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By Kendra, 06/02/2017 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.