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 NEPA Scene Staff

New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

New exhibit displays science, culture, and art of superheroes at Everhart Museum in Scranton Feb. 3-July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced a new multi-disciplinary exhibition called “Here I Come to Save the Day! The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes,” which will run from Friday, Feb. 3 through Monday, July 17. Exclusive to the Everhart, this exhibit will explore […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, 01/25/17

Just a few portraits this time. It’s cold out. This is Jay. He’s been visiting from Nashville for a month now. At this point I think you’ve moved back bud. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Matt and his twin brother, Norrin. Scranton, PA. 1/24/17 This is Becky. Matt guilted her into getting her picture taken. […]

 Rich Howells

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

PA Cannabis Rally becomes statewide event in 3rd year at Nay Aug Park in Scranton on April 23

As Pennsylvania begins to accept applications to grow medical marijuana and establish dispensaries in the state next month, the NEPA Cannabis Rally will become a statewide event this year when it returns to Nay Aug Park in Scranton on Sunday, April 23 with a slightly different name – the Pennsylvania Cannabis Festival. Organized by Big […]

 Rich Howells

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Arts community rallies as Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings looks to cut and control arts funding

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings is coming under fire for her public comments once again, this time regarding the county’s annual arts and education tax. Cummings, who founded the Scranton Tea Party before being elected the Republican minority commissioner in 2015, said at yesterday’s bi-weekly commissioners meeting in Scranton and in a Times-Tribune interview […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA, Scranton Police Department, 01/11/17

This week’s Beautiful People of NEPA is in honor of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which was held on Monday, Jan. 9. Members of the Scranton Police Department posed for these portraits on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at police headquarters on South Washington Avenue in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to Patrolman John James Wilding (722.) End of Watch: […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

PHOTOS: Beautiful People of NEPA (returning in 2017), 01/04/17

You may or may not have noticed there has not been a new Beautiful People of NEPA in almost six months. The last installment was a single picture of my dog, Fritz, who passed away in July. Well, everybody, meet Ted. Tedward if you’re nasty. I adopted him from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter in South […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Watch PeeWee the pig paint a masterpiece at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton

It was Santa’s pet photo day and rescue pet expo at The Marketplace at Steamtown in downtown Scranton on Sunday, Dec. 11, so we expected to see dogs, cats, and maybe a few reptiles, but a huge pig painting pictures? That’s a new one. We cover all types of artists on NEPA Scene, but PeeWee […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

PHOTOS/VIDEOS: The Globe Store lighting and ScrantonMade Holiday Market, 12/02/16

Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton was flooded with hundreds of people, but it wasn’t the St. Patrick’s Parade. On Friday, Dec. 2, just after 5 p.m., the huge structure that once housed The Globe Store was lit up again with bright Christmas lights and decorated front windows, just like it was in the defunct department […]

 Rich Howells

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

After 30 years, annual Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown canceled for 2017, future unknown

The Board of Directors of the Mayfair Festival of the Arts in Allentown announced on its official website today that, after 30 years, the festival will not continue in 2017. Citing financial difficulties, declining attendance, an increase in competing events and new venues, more focus on downtown development, and lack of volunteers, the nonprofit board […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre artist Kevin Dougherty using Kickstarter to fund documentary on cartoonist Drew Friedman

Many locals know Kevin Dougherty as the former manager of the beloved Wilkes-Barre music venue Cafe Metro, but he is also a comic artist and animator who has made music videos, wrote and directed “Fuzzball” for Nickelodeon’s animated series “KaBlam!” and created early web cartoon “Juanita & the List.” Now, his latest project may be […]