Amanda Dittmar

Position: Reporter/Arts & Entertainment
E-Mail Address: adittmar@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: (570) 991-6653


About Amanda Dittmar

Amanda Dittmar is the Creative Director for the Weekender; she is a photographer as well as an editorial designer. Amanda started as an intern in 2009 before serving as a freelance photographer and graphic designer. Amanda hails from Scranton. In addition to her work for the Weekender, you can usually find Amanda with a camera attached to her hand photographing weddings, musicians, or whatever else is on her agenda for the day.​​

Latest Stories by Amanda Dittmar

Social LoafersLarksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.Sounds like: Post Hardcore and Punk — influenced by La Dispute, Touche Amore, and Pianos Become The Teeth. However, Social Loafers have created a unique sound that stems from a do it yourself styleFun fact: The vocalist Mark Ruggere could talk forever about his tattoos and their bassist Dylan Jolley i

QUICK CHORD: Social Loafers, The Red Pandas, and City Limits

Social LoafersLarksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.Sounds like: Post Hardcore and Punk — influenced by La Dispute, Touche Amore, and Pianos Become The Teeth. However, Social Loafers have created a unique sound that stems from a do it yourself styleFun fact: The vocalist Mark Ruggere could talk forever about his tattoos and their bassist Dylan Jolley i

Summer Holds The Earth
Larksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Sounds like: Two parts melodic hardcore and one part emo — lyrically tackling difficult subjects through metaphors.
Fun fact: The band has changed its lineup three times but has always maintained their drummer Nate Harbaugh and guitarist/vocalist Derek Jolley.
Find them: facebook.com/Sum

QUICK CHORD: Summer Holds The Earth, American Verse, and American Lions

Summer Holds The Earth Larksville/Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Sounds like: Two parts melodic hardcore and one part emo — lyrically tackling difficult subjects through metaphors. Fun fact: The band has changed its lineup three times but has always maintained their drummer Nate Harbaugh and guitarist/vocalist Derek Jolley. Find them: facebook.com/Sum

Photos by Amanda Dittmar

Esta Coda, Sleeping Patterns, Ed Cuozzo, Sean Walsh, Rafael Pimentel, and These Elk Forever @ The Vintage Theatre • 08.16.14

Photos by Amanda Dittmar

Full name: Jonathan P Forkin
Age: 22
Hometown: Avoca
Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week
Favorite bar/restaurant: Backyard Ale House
What are you passionate about? I am passionate about advocacy for the equal treatment and respect for individuals with special needs and disabilities.
Who do you admire? I most admire my friends and ma

MAN OF THE WEEK: Jonathan P Forkin

Full name: Jonathan P Forkin Age: 22 Hometown: Avoca Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week Favorite bar/restaurant: Backyard Ale House What are you passionate about? I am passionate about advocacy for the equal treatment and respect for individuals with special needs and disabilities. Who do you admire? I most admire my friends and ma

Full name:Abraham Caleb O'Connell
Age: 19
Hometown: Noxen
Favorite Weekender feature: Get your game on
Favorite bar/restaurant: J&J Deli in Dallas
What are you passionate about?
i love working on my brother's movies, we're currently working on a promo for his latest film “Kakoolan”
Who do you admire?
Justin Timberlake is my

MAN OF THE WEEK: Abraham Caleb O'Connell

Full name:Abraham Caleb O'Connell Age: 19 Hometown: Noxen Favorite Weekender feature: Get your game on Favorite bar/restaurant: J&J Deli in Dallas What are you passionate about? i love working on my brother's movies, we're currently working on a promo for his latest film “Kakoolan” Who do you admire? Justin Timberlake is my

Your Pal Frank
Hughestown, Pa.
Sounds like: DIY acoustic punk — the kind of music you can only see at basement or living rooms. It's bold enough to resonate within but soft enough not to scream at you.
Fun fact: Your Pal Frank almost named the record 'I hail from a town based on 5 streets,' claiming anyone from Hugestown, would understand.

QUICK CHORD: Your Pal Frank, Pinegrove, and Red Hands

Your Pal Frank Hughestown, Pa. Sounds like: DIY acoustic punk — the kind of music you can only see at basement or living rooms. It's bold enough to resonate within but soft enough not to scream at you. Fun fact: Your Pal Frank almost named the record 'I hail from a town based on 5 streets,' claiming anyone from Hugestown, would understand.

Worries
Pocono Mountains, Pa.
Sounds like: A folky take on indie-punk layered with harmonies. This homegrown sound make you nostalgic for home and simplicity of being young.
Fun fact: Not only do they play music as much as they can, but they all lead very busy lives in very different industries: technology/design, film, and even marine science.

QUICK CHORD: Worries, Sunning, and Pinder

Worries Pocono Mountains, Pa. Sounds like: A folky take on indie-punk layered with harmonies. This homegrown sound make you nostalgic for home and simplicity of being young. Fun fact: Not only do they play music as much as they can, but they all lead very busy lives in very different industries: technology/design, film, and even marine science.

Full name: Sarah Kate Gittleman
Age: 21
Hometown: Hazleton
Favorite Weekender feature: Concert Listings
Favorite bar/restaurant:
What are you passionate about? Hula hoops! (No seriously, I love hoop dance)
Who do you admire? I find something to admire in everyone.
What's something most people don't know about you? I have a refined taste for

MODEL OF THE WEEK: Sarah Kate Gittleman

Full name: Sarah Kate Gittleman Age: 21 Hometown: Hazleton Favorite Weekender feature: Concert Listings Favorite bar/restaurant: What are you passionate about? Hula hoops! (No seriously, I love hoop dance) Who do you admire? I find something to admire in everyone. What's something most people don't know about you? I have a refined taste for

Full name: Alysa Valenti
Age: 23
Hometown: Lake Wallenpaupack
Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week
Favorite bar/restaurant: Sushi Thai Restaurant and Bar in Dunmore
What are you passionate about? Owning my salon, Tease Hair Studio
Who do you admire? My family, friends, and boyfriend.
What's something most people don't know about you

MODEL OF THE WEEK: Alysa Valenti

Full name: Alysa Valenti Age: 23 Hometown: Lake Wallenpaupack Favorite Weekender feature: Model of the Week Favorite bar/restaurant: Sushi Thai Restaurant and Bar in Dunmore What are you passionate about? Owning my salon, Tease Hair Studio Who do you admire? My family, friends, and boyfriend. What's something most people don't know about you




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