Take Me to the River

That's my River Fest crew...Sue of course, and our friends Donna & Steve.

Time to launch in Harding.

Never kayaked?  Get out on the open water.  It's really amazing to see the river from the inside out!

And here's the cool part.  If you missed out on River Fest down the Susquehanna River this weekend, you've got another chance!  High water & the threat of rain forced postponement of some of the events, so they're doing it again Saturday July 11!

Need more info?  Go HERE!

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Kids Rock!!!

This weekend was all about the kids!  Meet my new little brother in the Big Brother/Big Sister program, 11 yr old Josiah.  We had so much fun on Saturday ripping it up at Rich's Golf Center in Wyoming.

Here's Josiah proving once again you CAN'T beat the claw!  I guess all those MP3 players will have to wait.

And we topped off a super fun day with a trip to Carter's Dairy Freeze in Exeter.

Think you have a few hours a month to spend with a cool kid like Josiah?  Why not volunteer to be a Big Brother or Big Sister?

CLICK HERE for me info on Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

And then Sunday at PNC Field...

Dad got to play catch on the field with their kids before the Railriders game.  Never miss an opportunity to play catch with your son or daughter, especially when it's at PNC Field.

An early HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all our Dads!

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Stephen Colbert writes a killer new theme song.


New theme song.  Done.

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Hit the trail!

It's almost time to hit the trail!  Join me and my fellow riders for the 6th Annual Heritage Explorer Bike Tour.

This is a fun and not too challenging ride along the well-groomed Lackawanna River Heritage Trail.  The LRHT is part of a 70 mile trail system that follows the Lackawanna River.

Get outside.  Breath the fresh air.  And explore all that NEPA has to offer.

What:  5, 11, 22 or 44 mile mostly off-ride bike ride
When:  Saturday June 20 8a
Where:  Blakely Borough Rec Complex in Peckville
Why:  Because you LOVE to bike!

Need more info on this year's ride?

Hope to see you there!


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Party at the Brewery!

You read that right!  There's a PARTY AT THE BREWERY Friday May22 6-8pm.

Join me & the rest of Team ENDURE as we KICK THE KEG.  Sample some tasty brews from the Susquehanna Brewery in Pittston.  There will also be live entertainment, snacks, and door prizes.

FYI...Endure is the annual bike ride that raises money for the American Cancer Society.

Fri May22 6-8p

Susquehanna Brewing Co.
635 S. Main St, Pittston, PA

$20 in advance
$25 at door
*Live entertainment
*Light fare
*Beer & wine
*Door prizes
Join team ENDURE as we kick off our summer of support & caring.
And don't forget to sign up for the Endure Bike Ride Sunday Aug 9.

CLICK HERE for more info on this year's ENDURE bike ride.

Fred Maier of SBC & I sampling some of the brews when I took a tour in 2012.


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Thanks for Running with Us!!!

Thanks so much for running/walking with us in the 4th Annual St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel 5K in Dunmore.  It was a beautful day Saturday!!!

Here's Liss & I with just a few of the kids that ran with us.

Hey dude, you've got our number!

Dave Bohman from WNEP hosted.  And Champ from the SWB Railriders hung out for the kids.

And here we go...

Yep.  Just got passed by a 7 yr old!

Good times. :)


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Hump Day News Blooper

The reaction from the news guy on the left is PRICELESS!!!

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Weekend in Pictures

Coming back from another SUPER BUSY weekend in NEPA.  Friday I got to hang with my favorite bird, Tux, and fire up the crowd for the Penguins playoff opener.  Our Pens won the first 2 games at home this weekend and can wrap up the 1st round of the Calder Cup playoffs with a win in Syracuse Wednesday night.  #LetsGoPens

Sunday I hit Scranton with 500 over riders for the 12th Annual Tour de Scranton.  We did the 32 mile trek to Carbondale & back.  Despite a cloudy day, it was great to get out for my first big ride of the season.

The money raised benefits the Erin Jessica Moreken Drug & Alcohol Treatment Fund.
More info here-- >

Sunday night I ditched the spandex and got all fancy with Fast Freddie at the big fundraiser for the Scranton Cultural Center.  We were media hosts for the 15th Annual Evening of Fine Food & Wine.  Wow!  Great tastes indeed.  And it's really cool to donate the time and give back to an awesome facility like the Cultural Center.  We are so lucky to have such a venue here in NEPA.

Hope you had a good one...

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A VERY cheeky finish to a horse race!

Keep your pants on...the vid will start in a minute.

Feel free to comment with your own CRACK!!!

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Is NEPA Above or Below Average...

...when it comes to BABYSITTING RATES? just released the results of their 1st annual babysitter survey.  I found it hard to believe the amount of cash babysitters are bringing home!  On average, nationwide, whether they are a full-time caregiver, or a regular date-night sitter, last year they were paid $13.44/hour.  That's up a buck from 2013.

What do you pay your sitter?  And if you babysit, where do you charge?  Are you above or below the national average?  As one of our listeners put it:  "Pay peanuts and you get monkeys."

Here's what a few of our listeners had to say:

--I wouldn't pay more than $9.25 for a teenager.  That's way more than they would get at a fast food joint.
--I pay $2.50 an hour per child.  If I had to pay the average per child, I might as well just stay home because it wouldn't be worth me working.
--$14/hour for a babysitter???  That's crazy!  Most people in this area don't make anywhere near that at work.
--My daughter makes $10/hour.
--$75 for 3 kids for 6 hours.
--I'm a babysitter.  I tell parents $10/hour but I generally get $12.
--$14 an hour for a babysitter seems a little ridiculous.  There are some P/T Police officers in this area that aren't even making that.
--I was earning about $200-300 a week.  I was watching 3 kids and I'm 17.
--When my wife & I were looking for a babysitter we had someone who wanted $20/hour.  We didn't choose that person!

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