Jacqueline Lewandoski was born and raised in northeast Pennsylvania. Her family resided in Duryea where she attended grade school with her brother. Jackie graduated from Seton Catholic High School in Pittston, and went to King s College in Wilkes-Barre where she earned a B.S. in Communications. She later a received a Master s Degree in Human Resources from the University of Scranton.

Jackie began her career in broadcasting working as a Master Control Operator at WVIA-TV in Plains. Shortly after, she was hired at WNEP-TV as a weekend camera operator. Then she took a position in the promotion department and became the Promotion Manager.

Jackie began working on the WNEP s Home and Backyard program in 1994. She and her husband David came up with the idea for the show. Jackie resigned from her Promotion Manager position in 2002 and currently works as an on air host for local programming at the station.

She enjoys gardening, reading, decorating and spending time with her family and friends. Jackie resides in Lackawanna County with her husband and son.

Recent Articles
  • Christmas in Jim Thorpe: Marion Hose Bar

    The newly renovated Marion Hose Bar is located in the historic Marion Hose Co. No. 1.  They offer casual fantastic fare.  They feature locally sourced craft beers, fine wines, cocktails and specialty whiskies.  Their executive chef showed us how to make a Ramen dish with Christmas leftovers.

  • Christmas in Jim Thorpe: Harry Packer Mansion Inn

    Paul Epsom visits the Harry Packer Mansion Inn to see their magnificent themed Christmas decorations.  This purely Victorian mansion sits high on Packer Hill overlooking the downtown.  It is perfectly preserved and offers opulence of days gone by with all of the modern conveniences.

  • Christmas In Jim Thorpe: Stone Row Pub and Eatery

    Paul visits Stone Row Pub and Eatery for a bit of holiday tea.  This charming eatery offers locally sourced, seasonal dishes and allergy safe options.

  • Christmas in Jim Thorpe: Somersault Letterpress

    Jackie Lewandoski stops in Somersault Letterpress where owners Amy and Mitch create the amazing unique cards, invitations, ephemera, notecards and stationery for the holidays or any day.

  • Snowman Lantern

    This lantern snowman complete with top hat and carrot nose, crafted by Creative Sisters is perfect for your holiday decor or for a yuletide gift.  Watch as Jackie Lewandoski stops by to watch them “build” their lighted snowman.

  • Picture Perfect for December 9, 2017

    Here is Mike Stevens with your Picture Perfect for 12-9-2017.

  • Christmas Ham and Cheese Breakfast Braid

    Christina Hitchcock of It is a Keeper food blog fame has the perfect breakfast treat for Christmas morning!  It is a Ham and Cheese Breakfast Braid. Click Here for Recipe.

  • A Christmas Centerpiece Straight from your Backyard

    Paul Epsom cleans up his yard and clips shrubs and bushes.  See how he uses these clippings to create an elegant centerpiece for his holiday table that you can re-create at home!

  • The Decorating Center Unique Holiday Decor

    The Decorating Center in Mifflinburg has some of the most beautiful holiday decor items you can find.  They offer unique greens, lights and hand crafted snowmen and Santa figures.  A stop here is a must for the holidays!

  • The Arts Barn, Experience a True Country Shopping Experience

    It’s a unique shop in a picturesque setting  filled with artisan works from all over Pennsylvania.  The Arts Barn in Schulkill Haven has a beautiful array of holiday gifts.  Plus, you can stop by and visit the two greeters; a pair of friendly horses.  

  • Jerry’s For All Seasons…Christmas Wonderland

    Jerry’s For All Seasons has EVERYTHING when it comes to Christmas.  Not only do they have live and artificial trees, all the trimmings, and home decor, but they even offer beautiful items for all your gift giving needs.

  • Creating a Fragrance with Note

    Danielle Fleming of NOTE Fragrances in Scranton, is an expert on fragrance and the science of scent.  She shows you to create your perfect signature fragrance, plus how you can give the gift of the fragrance experience.