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Posts from July 2013

Cody Simpson at Camelbeach

If I was a 12 year old girl, I would've had trouble sleeping last night...but I'm not...and I slept just fine!  But I'm sure all the CODY SIMPSON fans at Camelbeach yesterday won't soon forget CODY SIMPSON DAY.

Hardcore fans started showing up at 9am for Cody's 4pm performance!

Cody hung out on air before hitting the stage.

Fans singing along with Cody.

Cody backstage getting ready to meet his fans.

Grand Prize winner Dominique Bekanich of Plymouth.  She and her best friend got to hit the water slide with Cody!

Special thanks to Cody Simpson for making it a memorable day for all his fans.

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Maine Vacation Pics

Sue and & I just got back from a week touring the Maine coastline visiting her family & friends and I couldn't resist sharing with you some of the state's beauty.  You'd have to try REALLY had to take a bad photo in Maine.  All of these pics were taken with my Iphone and some help from Instagram.

The Camden Harbor

Sailboat on the Damariscotta River.  This was our view while kayaking.

Lillies in Sue's parents backyard.

"Fish rock" at the Marshall Point Lighthouse

Lighthouse keeper's house at Marshall Point.

Marshall Point Lighthouse was built in 1858.

Beach at Cape Elizabeth near Portland.

Decommissioned lighthouse near Rockland.  The lighthouse and island is now a private residence.

Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth.

One of our dogs, Frankie, hitting the beach at Cape Elizabeth.

If you'd like to see the rest of my pics, follow me on Instagram. (@rocky985)

And if you ever plan on visiting Maine and want a few ideas hit me up via email.



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July 25, 2013 ~ support these kids Saturday

Just got a call from the CUTEST little girl named Kaitlyn - she asked me very kindly to share this information. And I gave them a shout-out on the air, but I'm throwing in an extra blog mention because she was sweet enough to use "please" and "thank you" - POLITE KIDS ROCK!

The United Sports Academy (Kaitlyn's team) is having a CAR WASH!!
When:  Saturday, July 27 from 10am - 2pm
Where:  KOST Tire in Dunmore

Price by donation - GO SUPPORT THESE KIDS!!
Thank you in advance!
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This woman is AMAZING!

This morning on Good Morning America they featured this woman that I have quickly become obsessed with. Since her appearance on GMA this am, i've watching dozens of Youtube videos of her and i'm amazed. She does over 50 singing voices in a show in Las Vegas. Everyone from Celine Dion and Tina Turner to Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, and Adele. This is just a quick montage, but her show is Veronic Voices and searching her routines on Youtube is my new favorite way to waste time.
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July 22, 2013 ~ Roller Rink Benefit for Madison!

I was just talking about this on the air....

Hope to see you there!!

The Strand Roller Rink and the Girl Scouts of McAdoo will hold a benefit in memory of Madison Arner, a girl scout of Troop 31644/31641 who passed away from a tragic fire on June 22 here in the boro of McAdoo.
Where: Strand Roller Rink

When: Friday July 26  

Time:  5-9pm

Roller Skating, Bounce House, Tricky-Trays, Waffles&Ice Cream, Sno Cones, Cotton Candy and much more
Also accepting non-perishable food/household items and monetary donations

Questions? Call John at The Strand 570-929-2224  or
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Christian Porter - The Voice!

A few months ago America fell in love with an artist that many in NEPA already loved! Stroudsburg's Christian Porter wow'ed audiences on The Voice with his sexy and smooth version of "Sexy and I Know It" and today Christian joins us in studio to sing with us! Christian will be headlining tomorrow night at The Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg! Don't miss him today on KRZ at 4 and tomorrow night in concert!

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July 18, 2013 ~ farewell mountaingrown

Last night marked the end of a local music tradition - the last EVER Mountaingrown Music Series with Alan Stout. It's always been a monthly thing, local artists play live at the Woodlands, broadcast live on our sister station 102.3 FM, but now it's ending because 102.3 is switching formats in August (soon to be a sports station).

Now, here's the thing: I know NOTHING about sports, so maybe this will be awesome for the station. But I do know indie music. And I know that in this area you will not find a bigger supporter of local indie artists (like myself) than Mr. Alan K Stout. Alan was the first to play my stuff on Pennsylvania radio when I moved to this area in 2010. I'm positive I've gotten several gigs because of his referral & support. Most local artists would say the same!

So Alan, I'm so sorry your show is ending - it will be dearly missed. We can never thank you enough for what you've done for the local music community. And Mike Lehman, thanks for the killer pics from last night....

(L to R) John Phillips, Kate Hearity, Me, Alan Stout

Me and the incomparable Kate (K8) Hearity - she'll be playing a set along with me and several other amazing local female artists at tomorrow night's Women Who Rock! Jazz Cafe in Plains, 6pm - you're invited! Benefits Domestic Violence Service Center :)

Me with Ed Randazzo! He's been a friend of mine for a couple years now, but this was the first time I'd ever seen him perform - WOW!!!! Dude gave me chills in 90 degree weather! Unbelievable!

Alan K. Stout! We will miss your MOUNTAINGROWN MUSIC SERIES! And YOU most of all! Love and respect on behalf of all NEPA musicians!

....aaaand a lil stage shot :) Great setup, Woodlands!

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Feeling Ducky?

(Photo courtesy of THE CITIZENS VOICE)

Once again I've been asked to host the American Cancer Society's annual DUCK DERBY.  This is a fun event and an EASY way to raise money for the ACS.

The DUCK DERBY is this Saturday, July 20 from Noon to 2pm at the Coal Street Complex in Wilkes-Barre.

We have a TON OF PRIZES to give away this year.  And you can join us for free burgers & dogs and other refreshments.  I'll also be handing out free Subway gift cards.

Tux from the Penguins will be there.  And we'll have fun games for your kids.

Ducks can be purchased at the event for just $5 or 6 for $25.

We start fishing out the winning ducks at 1:15.

Hope to see you there!!!


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July 15, 2013 ~ Mayhem Fest in the dark

In the dark isn't as fun as Billy Squier makes it sound. If you get that reference I'll hug you. Mayhem Festival was KILLER at Montage on Saturday, except for the over-an-hour lull created by a massive power outage in the Electric City. See? Irony isn't as fun as Alanis Morissette makes it sound either. Give that one a minute.

Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Butcher Babies, dozens of others, definitely worth catching this tour! I might even go again!

My girls and I :) Amber, Me, Jenis

Five Finger Death Punch!! I don't remember if this was before or after the electrical kablooey....

ROB ZOMBIE!!! Dig through the ditches and burn through the witches and slam in the back of my..... utility pole in Scranton.
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Cancer Sucks!!!

Cancer sucks!  Agreed?

Why not put your legs where you mouth is, and sign up for the American Cancer Society's 5th Annual Endure Run & Ride, August 10-11?

We'll be celebrating 5 years of survivorship.

Choose your event.

Saturday August 10...5 mile run/walk
Sunday August 11...10, 36 or 62 mile bike ride

Need more info?  Go to or send me an email.

I'll be riding in the 36 miler on Sunday.  It's a beautiful tour of the Back Mountain with only a minimal amount of climbing.  If you'd like to join my team, give me a shout.

See you there!!!


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