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Beth Gilbert | The #NEPACreative Series | Coal Creative

Throughout 2017, we are working with our interns to highlight 52 Creatives from the NEPA region. We believe creativity is a broad term that cannot be easily confined within the walls of one simple definition. We want to know what being creative means to you and how you bring that creativity to light.

Beth Gilbert is our 34th #NEPACreative of 2017. Beth brings creativity to the area through serving the community on the Wilkes-Barre City Council.

Beth has been involved in politics since 2011. When she took on the position serving the city council in January 2016, she knew she could make a difference in the Wilkes-Barre community.

Literally getting her hands dirty, she participates in organizing cleanups throughout her district to keep the city clean.

Beth has thought outside the box in introducing legislation to things they have never been introduced before. Beth was the first person to translate my council Facebook page into Spanish to reach out to their Spanish-speaking neighbors. She also wrote and introduced the Anti-Discrimination Ordinance that passed last fall. This ordinance effectively makes discrimination against any member of the LGBT community illegal in cases of housing, employment, and accommodations.

Communicating with her constituents is a key role into her every day job. She is able to be reached more effectively than just a phone call or an email. She connects with them through social media in which not only she can express her ideas, but her community as well.

Connect with Beth:

If you or someone you know is an NEPA Creative, please let us know by filling out the submission form or send us an email at holly@coalcreative.com.

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NEPA Scene Weekly Videos

Are you interested in local arts, entertainment, and issues that matter to NorthEastern Pennsylvania? Look no further as NEPA Scene brings to you its weekly podcast via Facebook Live! Every Wednesday night at 7pm on the NEPA Scene Facebook page, guests ranging from a variety of occupations sit down for an hour-long interview that brings stories, laughs, and the occasional swig of an alcoholic beverage. Viewers that tune in to the Facebook Live broadcast are encouraged to join the podcast in posting comments or questions in the comments section of the live-stream.

The podcast is hosted by Rich Howells, editor and founder of NEPA Scene; Brittany Boote, owner of Boote Photography Studio in Forty Fort; and Johnny Popko, the senior marketing consultant at local radio stations Alt 92.1, Rock 107, and ESPN Radio.

If you are unable to tune in during the Facebook Live Stream, you can rewatch the broadcast on their Facebook page and also YouTube. Those interested can also listen to the podcast on iTunesSoundCloudStitcher airing Friday.

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Wendy Wescott | The #NEPACreative Series | Coal Creative

Throughout 2017, we are working with our interns to highlight 52 Creatives from the NEPA region. We believe creativity is a broad term that cannot be easily confined within the walls of one simple definition. We want to know what being creative means to you and how you bring that creativity to light.

Wendy Wescott is our 32nd #NEPACreative of 2017. Wendy brings creativity to the area through designing centerpieces, wreaths, and trees for all seasons and holidays.

From custom designs in centerpieces, wreaths, and trees, Wendy treats to her customer’s specific needs.

For a strong 30 years, the floral outlet has evolved in a successful retail store. She has decorated from schools, malls, nursing homes, hospitals, churches, and much more!

Connect with Wendy:

If you or someone you know is an NEPA Creative, please let us know by filling out the submission form or send us an email at holly@coalcreative.com.

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Chris Bohinski | The #NEPACreative Series | Coal Creative

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Throughout 2017, we are working with our interns to highlight 52 Creatives from the NEPA region. We believe creativity is a broad term that cannot be easily confined within the walls of one simple definition. We want to know what being creative means to you and how you bring that creativity to light.

Chris Bohinski is our 31st #NEPACreative of 2017. Chris brings creativity to the area through smiles.

Known as “Boh the Smile Guy,” Chris has brought entertainment journalism to the Northeast since January 2016. It started out as a written blog and then has grown and morphed into a video interview series. All interviews simply begin with a 4-word question and then with no script or rehearsal, the interview continues.

Chris has interviewed stars like Morgan FreemanMette Midler and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Connect with Chris:

If you or someone you know is an NEPA Creative, please let us know by filling out the submission form or send us an email at holly@coalcreative.com.