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 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Sonic (pit bull mix) and Gas Station Sunny (longhair tabby)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Sonic (pit bull mix) and Gas Station Sunny (longhair tabby)

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: Why the Transgender Day of Visibility is necessary

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Why the Transgender Day of Visibility is necessary

March 31 has been designated the International Transgender Day of Visibility, and so it has been. It was founded by transgender activist Rachel Crandall in 2009 as a reaction to the lack of LGBT holidays celebrating transgender people and envisioned to run counter to the Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we read and remember the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County celebrates Irish culture with exhibit and panel at Globe Store in Scranton April 7-8

Lackawanna County celebrates Irish culture with exhibit and panel at Globe Store in Scranton April 7-8

From a press release: Irish traditions and folklore are steeped in the fabric of Lackawanna County. To celebrate this vibrant part of our community, the Lackawanna County Commissioners Patrick O’Malley, Jerry Notarianni, and Laureen Cummings are sponsoring a unique exhibit and panel honoring Irish culture. “The Face of Irish Music: Photographs by Robin Hiteshew” opens […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre redesigns gaming floor and Timbers Buffet, adds Fusion Hybrid games

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre redesigns gaming floor and Timbers Buffet, adds Fusion Hybrid games

From a press release: Since the opening of Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre in 2006, it has grown into one of the biggest gaming and entertainment attractions in the region. This spring, it will be keeping the momentum going with new enhancements to the property, including a redesign of the gaming floor, a remodel to […]

 Rich Howells

Keystone Rampworks starts crowdfunding campaign for new Wilkes-Barre skate park and entertainment venue

Keystone Rampworks starts crowdfunding campaign for new Wilkes-Barre skate park and entertainment venue

For years, Wilkes-Barre residents Mikki St.Pierre and Jeffery Mushell have heard locals complain that “the scene sucks” and “there’s no place for kids to go,” so instead of joining the cranky chorus, they’re doing something about it. By August of this year, they’re planning to open Keystone Rampworks, LLC, a “sports and recreation complex for […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University hosts solution-based panel on heroin and opioid addiction in NEPA on April 4

Marywood University hosts solution-based panel on heroin and opioid addiction in NEPA on April 4

From a press release: The Marywood University School of Social Work has announced that their Center for Social Justice and Community Collaboration will host a solution-focused panel discussion on heroin and opioid addiction in Northeastern Pennsylvania next month. The panel discussion will be held on Tuesday, April 4 at 6 p.m. in the second floor […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Ellie (Boston terrier/pit bull mix) and Olivia (tortoiseshell cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Ellie (Boston terrier/pit bull mix) and Olivia (tortoiseshell 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: As Republicans say no to AHCA, so does NEPA at health care town hall in Scranton

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: As Republicans say no to AHCA, so does NEPA at health care town hall in Scranton

“How are we still talking about this in 2017?” asked Peggy Mannion at a town hall to discuss health care in Northeastern Pennsylvania at the Jewish Community Center in Scranton Thursday evening. Of course, we know how – and why. Seven years to the day that President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, we […]

 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 […]