Scented Valentines

Scented Valentines Create a custom love NOTE in downtown Scranton   If you’ve ever buried your face in the pillow he used or wore the T-shirt he left behind, you know how profoundly the smell of love can tug on our heartstrings. Nothing can whisk us away to another place and time like the scents lodged in our memory — Nana’s chicken paprikash on the...

Survey Says…

Located at the key intersection of River and Market streets in Wilkes-Barre the Hotel Sterling was designed by local architect J.W. Hawkins and opened in 1898. It operated in various forms until 1998 when it closed and was subsequently abandoned. A small fire and lack of maintenance led to disrepair requiring expensive renovations. Unable to finance the...

The Artists’ Studio

Bug Out Washington D.C. based artist Joan Danziger was known for her “phantasmagorical object-stories composed of eccentric combinations of human and animal species” before she immersed herself in Coleoptera, writer Aneta Georgievska-Shine wrote in Sculpture magazine this summer when Danziger opened a show of 70 beetles at American University’s Katzen...

Shopping Small is Big

Shopping Small is Big Shop local movement continues to grow   Black Friday may be suffering an awkward drawn out death but the Shop Local movement is gaining ground. If you didn’t see Christmas decorations on store shelves before Halloween was over with your own eyes, your ears surely heard someone complaining about the rush. Online retailers have turned...

The Artists’ Studio: Aug. 15, 2013

Painting by Patricia Pelehach   Ties that bind   The Wayne County Arts Alliance will draw attention to the “common thread that ties us all together” at a unique auction party titled Celebrating the Line on Saturday. A literal, visual line runs through each of the 50 canvases to be displayed in the former Sullum’s storefront at 564 Main Street in...

Curtain Call: Hear Them Roar

Laurie McCants in Industrial Angels Hear them Roar BTE introduces women’s solo performance fest   The increasing costs of theatrical production over the years coupled with decreased arts funding have led playwrights to create works with smaller and smaller casts. Many theatrical artists have cut to the chase, creating their own custom one-person...

ec & dc FASHION: New Boho

  Christine Brown models some great New Boho styles at Freedlove, including this lacy mini lined with a peachy orange.   ec & dc FASHION New Boho With ec&dc fashion consultant Carla Zero. Photos by Alicia Grega.   Best described as hippie chic, these romantic, free-spirited styles are among the hottest trends this summer. Look for...

Sizzlin’ Summer: Yum

Grilled Spring Vegetable Tacos with Cauliflower Tortillas by Caitlin Van Horn at Roostblog feature a mix of asparagus, portabello, lentils, and cilantro with a plum vinegar and sesame oil and lime dressing.   Enlightened Eating Take a Load Off Your Plate   It’s all about outdoors in the summertime across The 570 — we already are where our New York...

Contain Those Chicks!

Monday is April Fool’s Day. With that in mind, we offer you the following satirical prose to make you chuckle. Please note: the characters outlined in these stories are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.   Contain Those Chicks! Giant Peeps swarm college campus, scare the life out of local...

Everyone’s a Storyteller

Everyone’s a Storyteller Share a love for Irish folklore this St. Patty’s Day   Whether specked with sunlight and rainbows or overcast with clouds, the air over Northeastern Pennsylvania will twang with an Irish vibe and glow with Emerald Isle green this week, promising corned beef and cabbage prepared with somebody’s mother’s love just around the...