The NEPA Creative Series: Clarks Summit woman designs wreaths and more

The NEPA Creative Series: Clarks Summit woman designs wreaths and more

Wendy Wescott, of Clarks Summit, is the 32nd #NEPACreative of 2017. Wendy brings creativity to the area through designing centerpieces, wreaths and trees for all seasons and holidays. Wendy’s family started Keen’s Floral 30 years ago by manufacturing artificial wreaths, trees and garlands, and selling them wholesale. Over the years, they have evolved into a […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre man seeks the source of smiles

The NEPA Creative Series: Wilkes-Barre man seeks the source of smiles

Chris Bohinski, of Wilkes Barre, is the 31st #NEPACreative of 2017. Chris is also known as “Boh the Smile Guy” and he is on a smile mission to spread happiness, positivity and joy by asking the question, “What Makes You Smile?” The why behind Chris’ mission is simple yet powerful: Everyone smiles! “NYC Smile 4 […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Hazleton audio engineer pushes sound boundaries

The NEPA Creative Series: Hazleton audio engineer pushes sound boundaries

Matthew Straub, of Hazleton, is the 30th #NEPACreative of 2017. Matt brings creativity to the area through sound. As an audio engineer and someone who works within sound design, Matt incorporates critically informed sounds into various forms of media. “Whether it is an advertisement, a piece of theater, or a short film, sounds are all […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Plymouth choreographer active in theater, dance

The NEPA Creative Series: Plymouth choreographer active in theater, dance

Dan Pittman, of Plymouth, is the 29th #NEPACreative of 2017. Dan brings creativity to the area through choreography by means of dance and movement. Dan started doing theater at the age of 10, when he had the opportunity to play a cat, and he has not stopped since. He went on to earn a degree […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Exeter chiropractor promotes improved lifestyles

The NEPA Creative Series: Exeter chiropractor promotes improved lifestyles

The 28th #NEPACreative is Dave Fultz of Exeter. Dave brings creativity to the area as a chiropractor. How does he bring creativity though? Simple explanation: The creative aspect comes from the way in which his office approaches health issues. Dave has been in practice since 2013, but his focus has shifted in the last year. […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Locals use video production, percussion to create

The NEPA Creative Series: Locals use video production, percussion to create

Dan Kimbrough, of Kingston, and Chris Langan, of Moscow, are the 26th and 27th #NEPACreatives, respectively. Dan brings creativity to the area through producing, storytelling and educating while Chris brings creativity to the area through playing the drums. Dan said that as a producer, he helps get projects done. Many people have great ideas and […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Laurel Run kid active in Girl Scouts, karate

The NEPA Creative Series: Laurel Run kid active in Girl Scouts, karate

The 25th #NEPACreative of 2017 is Mariska Robinson of Laurel Run. Mariska brings creativity to the area through martial arts and as a member of the Girl Scouts. As a student at Martin’s Karate Institute on Market Street in Wilkes-Barre, the 8-year-old has learned many of the basics she needs in self-defense which builds confidence, […]

The NEPA Creative Series: Mountain Top author promotes childhood literacy

The NEPA Creative Series: Mountain Top author promotes childhood literacy

The 24th #NEPACreative is Caroline Jones of Mountain Top. Caroline brings creativity to the area through writing children’s books. She started the Read to Succeed Project, a movement to inspire young children to read and to educate their parents on why reading is so important. Caroline used her childhood and voracious appetite for reading to […]

Jazz fusion/pop-rockers Toto to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Jazz fusion/pop-rockers Toto to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center

Steve Lukather remembers getting a reality check from his father when he first said he wanted to be a musician. Then he decided to create his own reality. “I remember my dad saying ‘Hey kid, you’ve got a billion to one odds of making it in this business,’” Lukather recalled in a mid-May phone interview. […]

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Country heavyweight Vince Gill to perform at Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center

Vince Gill has won 21 Grammy Awards from 44 nominations. That’s Stevie Wonder territory. The songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and record producer has made an indelible mark on country music — over the course of a career that’s spanned more than 40 years — and he’s managed to touch on every shade of Americana along the […]