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….Just the Facts……

Born at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Carbondale, PA on February 19, 1966. Grew up a mile north of there in Simpson, where bars and churches outnumber country clubs by a factor of fifty. Attended Fell Elementary School in the 70s. At recess got hit in the head by a metal swing while looking at green bug in swing’s path. Graduated with honors and bump on head in 1978.

Age 12, tried to be football star, failed. Attended Carbondale Area High School, but stayed loyal to Simpson friends. Joined football team, didn’t start. Age 14, got golf clubs as present. Sold golf clubs for $200, bought personal Computer. Took apart computer and Mom’s stereo, got grounded. Went to senior prom…Hated It! Acted like sheep following herd, ended up in wrong direction. Slowly became individual, being true to oneself! Graduated in 1984, skipped ceremony, threw gown away, looked for new sheep, or NO SHEEP!

Left home at 18 to attend Millersville University. Majored in Earth and Space Science! Great sheep! Didn’t join football team. Graduated in 1988….Solid B student! Drove around in rusty 1978 Ford Fairmount looking for job. Changed oil every 3000 miles on Ford. Landed teaching job at Carbondale Area High School in 1988. Bump on head cleared up.

Age 22, bought new car, no rust, began science teaching career. Courted pretty brunette just a few miles down the road! Explained bump and sheep issues!

The 20 somethings..Got married to Dawn (pretty brunette), reproduced (Joseph, Luke, Aleah), stuccoed house, got hernia. Played touch football, hockey, cycling and worked at WNEP-TV on weekends. 1999, became full time at WNEP-TV. Left teaching science career, hernia cleared.

The 30 somethings…Masters Degree in Biology/Environmental Science from East Stroudsburg University. Solid B student. Got another degree and hernia! Being DAD, best thing ever done with body! Offspring…Better, smarter, faster…Must be pretty brunette. The 40s somethings…Instructor at Marywood University. Cycling more, less football, more nose and ear hairs. Being DAD, still best thing ever…Offspring may not agree! Pretty bruenette still pretty. More on inside than outside! Thank you Uniiverse!

Continues to live in peace, love, and happiness.

Recent Articles
  • Wham Cam: More Chickens or More People?

    Are there more chickens or people on the planet Earth? Joe Snedeker headed to Buffalo Wild Wings at the Viewmont Mall to ask folks there if they know.

  • Wham Cam: Sun or Moon Appears Bigger from Earth?

    What appears bigger from the earth, the sun or the moon? Joe Snedeker head to the Shoppes at Montage with his eclipse glasses to see if folks there have the answer.

  • Wham Cam: Solstice?

    It seems dim and dreary this time of year because we’re in some of the darkest days of the year. It’s the week of the solstice and Joe Snedeker headed to Gerrity’s in Clarks Summit to ask folks exactly what causes the solstice, equinox, and other time changes.

  • Wham Cam: Poinsettia?

    Poinsettia flowers are commonly used as Christmas decorations, but where do they come from and how did they get its name? Joe Snedeker headed to Moe’s Southwest Grill in Clarks Summit to ask customers there if they know.

  • Wham Cam: Wind Chill?

    No doubt the wind makes you feel colder, but few people know what goes into the wind chill calculation. Joe Snedeker hit the streets of Honesdale to ask people about wind chill.

  • Wham Cam: Famous Winter Song with NEPA Origins?

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  • Wham Cam: Turkey Behavior?

    It’s Thanksgiving week and Joe Snedeker headed to Redner’s Warehouse Markets in Nesquehoning, Carbon County to talk turkeys and their behavior.

  • Wham Cam: Borrelia Burgdorferi?

    Joe Snedeker headed to Jim Thorpe, Carbon County, to ask residents if they know what Borrelia Burgdorferi is.

  • Wham Cam: SOS?

    The signal, SOS, can be shown as: … _ _ _ … Joe Snedeker headed to Empire Beauty School in Pottsville to ask students what SOS is all about.

  • Wham Cam: How Does This Predict the Weather?

    In this edition of Wham Cam, Joe took a mason jar and covered the opening with a piece of rubber. This homemade device is commonly used in predicting the weather. Joe headed to Boyer’s Market in Frackville to see if customers know what the sealed container is.

  • Wham Cam: Tombstones?

    When you see headstones, tombstones, during Halloween it gives off an eery vibe. With less than a week until Halloween, Joe headed to a monument shop outside Hazleton to find out what headstones are made of.

  • Wham Cam: Jack-O-Lantern?

    Pumpkins are given the name Jack-O-Lantern, but why would they use the term Jack-O-Lantern? Joe headed to Schiel’s Market in Luzerne County to see in anyone knows.