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Rich Howells

Weekender Editor • rhowells@civitasmedia.com • 570.970.7322

Rich Howells graduated from Marywood University with a B.A. in English in 2007. He started in journalism at The Abington Journal as a freelancer and was eventually hired as the staff writer for Go Lackawanna, where he served for over two years and earned three Keystone Press Awards and two Weekender Readers' Choice Awards in that time. He joined The Weekender as a staff writer in August of 2012 and was promoted to editor two months later. When he's not attending concerts or comic book conventions, Rich continues to write and blog for pleasure, perform at poetry readings, and shoot photos seemingly everywhere he goes.

Amanda Dittmar

Weekender Graphic Designer • adittmar@civitasmedia.com

Graphic Designer Amanda L. S. Dittmar graduated from Marywood University in 2010 with a B.F.A. in Design. She started at the Weekender in 2009 as an intern. In June of 2012 she was hired as the Weekender's Graphic Designer. She can usually be seen at Weekender events with a camera attached to her hand. When not at the weekender Amanda likes to spend her time shooting fashion photography.

Sara Pokorny

Staff Writer • spokorny@civitasmedia.com.com • 570.970.7321

Sara Pokorny is a hometown girl, having graduated Wyoming Area in 2004 and King's College in 2008 with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She was a part of the Times Leader's Features and News departments for two years before making the switch to The Weekender. She loves all things fashion, food, and geek culture, and is always looking for new and interesting things to cover.

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