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 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

Learn ‘How the Arts Help Us Heal’ in free program at Scranton Cultural Center on April 1

From a press release: The world of art impacts people in a number of different ways – socially, recreationally, and spiritually. Continuing in that vein, a panel of distinguished speakers from a variety of disciplines will examine the impact the arts have on healing. The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace with 75+ vendors returns to Scranton Cultural Center on April 2

Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace with 75+ vendors returns to Scranton Cultural Center on April 2

From a press release: The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple has announced its second annual Buy Local Spring Fling Marketplace to be held on Sunday, April 2 from 11 a.m. through 4 p.m. The event is modeled after the SCC’s highly popular Holiday Marketplace, which takes place each year on the Sunday after […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Pence (Great Dane mix) and Freddie (striped tabby cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Pence (Great Dane mix) and Freddie (striped tabby 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: 2017 Geisinger Transgender Conference is strangely missing trans representation

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: 2017 Geisinger Transgender Conference is strangely missing trans representation

As we come up on the 2017 Transgender Awareness Conference, scheduled to take place on Monday, April 10 at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (formerly the Commonwealth Medical College) in Scranton, I feel compelled to be there. In its fifth year, we see that the conference has undergone something of a name change, now […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

PHOTOS: Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade, 03/12/17

Much like the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade the day before, the turnout to the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12 was hindered by the bitter cold weather that preceded the record-setting snowfall of Winter Storm Stella. You can’t keep the Irish spirit down, however, so the parade marched on. […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

PHOTOS: Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade, 03/11/17

As light flurries blew through and temperatures dropped to their lowest numbers in years, some questioned whether or not the 2017 Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade would march on or be delayed. The parade committee posted their very Irish response on Facebook the night before: We have been receiving a lot of questions this morning about […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Annual NEPA Poker Open returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre April 23-29

Annual NEPA Poker Open returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre April 23-29

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre will welcome spring with its annual NEPA Poker Open, a week-long series capped off by the $550 main event on Saturday, April 29. Bringing back the ultimate local poker experience, the NEPA Poker Open will take place in the Mohegan Sun Pocono Poker Room and run […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Design Collective throws bowling fundraiser at Idle Hour Lanes in Dickson City on March 18

NEPA Design Collective throws bowling fundraiser at Idle Hour Lanes in Dickson City on March 18

The NEPA Design Collective, a new group formed to build and support a community of Northeastern Pennsylvania-based designers, creatives, and makers, will be holding their first fundraiser, a bowling event called Rise & Bowl, on Saturday, March 18. Registration at Idle Hour Lanes (2008 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) is at 11:30 a.m., and supporters […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Dexter (puggle) and Mia (Maine Coon mix)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Dexter (puggle) and Mia (Maine Coon mix)

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: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: LGBT support in NEPA music scene clear at Wilkes-Barre punk rock benefit

Here we are, in Donald Trump’s second month as president, with a new Muslim ban to replace the extremely unconstitutional one that came before it and a worse health care plan designed to replace the Affordable Care Act, titled – I kid you not – H.R. 1275 – World’s Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017. I […]

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