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 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

From a press release: A new National Park Service report shows that 99,600 visitors to the Steamtown National Historic Site in 2016 spent $5,403,500 in communities near the park in downtown Scranton. That spending supported 86 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7,432,400. “NPS Centennial initiatives, […]

 Rich Howells

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

Reaper’s Revenge hosts ‘Halfway to Halloween’ dance party at The Leonard in Scranton on April 29

With four frightening horror attractions spread over 65 acres in Scranton, delivering 90 minutes of terrifying entertainment to thousands of people, the cost to run and maintain Reaper’s Revenge Haunted Attraction, dubbed “America’s best haunted attraction,” every fall must be pretty high. To raise funds for the attraction’s talented makeup team, whose work seems to […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Wilkes-Barre’s Curse of Sorrow singer loses home in fire, NEPA music scene bands together in support

Two families lost everything in a fire that destroyed their apartment building in Ashley in Luzerne County early Sunday morning. Unfortunately, one of them was the family of Nick Brandolino, better known to local music fans as Nick Necro, vocalist of Wilkes-Barre “grave rock” band The Curse of Sorrow. Six different fire departments fought the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet George (pit bull terrier) and Melanie (longhair calico cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet George (pit bull terrier) and Melanie (longhair calico cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games in May-August

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games in May-August

From a press release: The Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton is once again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering nine excursion runs to PNC Field in Moosic this spring and summer to let local baseball fans ride the rails to see the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in action. Select […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

40th annual Cherry Blossom Festival blooms with free entertainment at Kirby Park in Wilkes-Barre April 22-23

From a press release: The city of Wilkes-Barre will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Kirby Park on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 with food and craft vendors, amusement rides and games, and live entertainment, including music and dancing. The free festival will run from 11 a.m. through […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Dakota (mastiff mix) and Skittles tuxedo cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Dakota (mastiff mix) and Skittles tuxedo cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The influence of video games vs. media in violence and representation

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: The influence of video games vs. media in violence and representation

“Have an argument with me,” I texted to my friend Jason McLain. McLain is a fellow video game nerd, and we tend to have pretty deep philosophical discussions on feminism, politics, and various other topics. He’s often served as a sounding-board for when I’ve found myself in moral/ethical quandaries in the past, and I really […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free Throop Arts + Food Festival returns for 2nd year with 70+ vendors on April 22

Free Throop Arts + Food Festival returns for 2nd year with 70+ vendors on April 22

From a press release: The second annual Throop Arts + Food Festival is the first of its kind in Throop, gathering over 70 vendors to showcase their art, goods, and food on Saturday, April 22 from 11 a.m.-6 pm. at the Throop Community Civic Center. It is free and open to the public. After a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Watch ‘Fate of the Furious’ after car meet at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on April 15

Watch ‘Fate of the Furious’ after car meet at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on April 15

From a press release: Who better to watch the latest “Fast and Furious” entry with than car enthusiasts with badass rides? After receiving overwhelming demand to a similar event in the Lehigh Valley, Auto Etiquette will host a “Fate of the Furious” car meet with a screening of the new action movie this Saturday, April […]

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