Category Archives: The Local Scene

So Long, Poconos

(This … sniff sniff … looks like the last blog post I’m going to be able to write. I likely won’t have time to file a Weekend Fun Guide tomorrow. I’ll try, but it looks unlikely right now. Keep an eye on the Facebook page if there are any updates to that plan. You should [...]

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Your Poconos Easter Weekend Fun Guide

Doesn’t look like much is going on this weekend, one of the few weekends of the year I even say, “You know, I should probably slow down and maybe not go out.” It’s not exactly conducive to drinking and celebrating, ya know? That actually works out OK, I’m a little pressed for time anyway. But [...]

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And Finally … Our Own Parade Weekend

Stroudsburg Parade Day on Sunday, y’all. It may not be as flashy as some of its brethren, and it may be on a Sunday, so that makes it a little harder to get completely crazy, but dammit, it’s Parade Day! And sadly, it’s the last of our three-week celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. I don’t [...]

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AWOLNATION’s Lead Singer Talks Touring and Success

For whatever reason, it takes some songs longer to reach the mainstream than others. Take the haunting hit Sail, by AWOLNATION. Released as a single almost two years ago, the song peaked on the charts a year ago. But it’s now getting a resurgence in popularity, has re-entered Billboard’s Top 100 and recently climbed into [...]

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Awolnation Concert Tickets up for Grabs

Woo hoo, contest time! This one has a quick turnaround — alt-rock band AWOLNATION is hitting the Sherman Theater on Friday, and I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to it! Entering information can be found below. I’m a big fan of this one for four reasons: 1. AWOLNATION is probably one of [...]

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How March Madness Became MARCH MADNESS!!!

(This is a preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record.) The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament — which starts in earnest March 21 and 22 with all-day viewing marathons — is no longer just about sports. It’s one of those handful of events that has shoved its way out of being merely a sporting [...]

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Your (Out-of-the-) Poconos Weekend Fun Guide

I say it every year, so I’ll say it again this year. When I wake up on Scranton Parade Day, that line from Striking Distance is the first thing that goes through my head. A huge smile beams across my face and I jump out of bed with the knowledge that, yes, it’s Parade Day. [...]

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Your Poconos Weekend Fun Guide Returns

Sorry I’ve missed this for a couple weeks, though I doubt anyone lost sleep over it. Anyway, here’s your first weekend of March Weekend Fun Guide. I get to be really happy and not very sarcastic in this one, which is a welcome change of pace: A couple months ago, we got pretty worried ’round [...]

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Random Links to Get You Through Your Day (If You’re Not at the Die Hard Marathon)

Nope, I’m not at the Die Hard marathon over at Cinemark today. Thanks so much for bringing it up! Links: Is anyone else starting to get the feeling the Justice League movie is freaking doomed? The starts and stops have been going on since the 80s, then the writers strike, and now? When it should [...]

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Your Snow-Abridged Weekend Fun Guide

You’ll be hearing a lot about this for the next couple days here because it’s such a quick turnaround, but make sure you enter to win the Ed Lover comedy show contest. He’s playing two shows here on Feb. 16, and I’m giving away one pair of tickets to each show. You have to be [...]

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