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Harlem Globetrotters pull off ‘Amazing Feats of Basketball’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 24

Harlem Globetrotters pull off ‘Amazing Feats of Basketball’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 24

From a press release: The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, known for their one-of-a-kind family entertainment, will bring their Amazing Feats of Basketball World Tour to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 for two shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. to take on their longtime adversaries the Washington […]

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Play Hollywood’s Greatest Game Shows with host Bob Eubanks in Bethlehem on Dec. 8

Play Hollywood’s Greatest Game Shows with host Bob Eubanks in Bethlehem on Dec. 8

From a press release: If you’ve ever dreamed of standing on the stage of a national game show, this is your chance. Hollywood’s Greatest Game Shows, hosted by Bob Eubanks of “The Newlywed Game” fame, will bring the classic TV game shows you love to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Friday, Dec. 8 at […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton is now free year-round

From a press release: Effective Oct. 1, the Steamtown National Historic Site will no longer charge a park entrance fee. Since 2005, the National Park Service charged a $7 admission fee for visitors 16 and older. After conducting a detailed analysis of costs associated with collecting and managing park entrance fee revenue, it was determined […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre undergoes acoustic, rink, and parking lot renovations

Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre undergoes acoustic, rink, and parking lot renovations

From a press release: On Friday, Sept. 29, the Luzerne County Convention Center Authority, alongside State Senator John Yudichack, State Representative Eddie Day Pashinski, and the SMG-management staff at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza, unveiled three recent enhancements to the nearly 18-year-old facility in Wilkes-Barre Township, including paving and stabilization of the arena parking […]

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‘Wake Up With the Arts’ at free breakfast and workshop at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 6

‘Wake Up With the Arts’ at free breakfast and workshop at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 6

From a press release: Mitchell Rasor, principal of MRLD Landscape Architecture + Urbanism and a professor in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the Maine College of Art, will be the main speaker at the “Wake Up With the Arts” breakfast, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 6 at the Electric City Trolley Museum on the […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rico (Lhasa Apso mix) and Boo and Gomez (bonded black kittens)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rico (Lhasa Apso mix) and Boo and Gomez (bonded black kittens)

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 […]

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Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, celebrates 20 years in Forty Fort on Sept. 29

Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center, celebrates 20 years in Forty Fort on Sept. 29

From a press release: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for member Candy’s Place to celebrate their 20th year in Forty Fort. The free celebration will be held this Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30-4:30 p.m., with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. Candy’s Place, a Cancer Wellness Center (190 […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

PHOTOS: John Oliver Scranton train set dedication at Electric City Trolley Museum, 09/22/17

Comedian John Oliver proved what a great sense of humor he has by using HBO’s money to build a gigantic train set complete with Scranton landmarks to poke fun at the now-viral Talkback 16 segments regarding new station WNEP-TV’s backyard train so, in return, locals enjoyed the massive joke in a dedication ceremony on Friday, […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Thunder (Boston terrier mix) and Gilly and Bella (bonded kittens)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Thunder (Boston terrier mix) and Gilly and Bella (bonded kittens)

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 […]

 Rich Howells

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

See John Oliver’s ‘irresponsibly large’ Scranton train set at Trolley Museum for free Sept. 22-24

On HBO’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver tackles politics and important issues around the world through humorous but informative segments. He also pokes fun at local news stations on occasion, so it was inevitable that he would come across Scranton station WNEP-TV and its Talkback 16 segments, which often feature loud […]