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 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pirates and Cardinals will play special regular season game in Williamsport during Little League World Series

Pirates and Cardinals will play special regular season game in Williamsport during Little League World Series

From a press release: The Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals will play a special regular season game to celebrate youth baseball during the 2017 Little League World Series in Williamsport on Sunday, Aug. 20, Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association jointly announced today. The game will air nationally on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

Misericordia in Dallas hosts programs and poetry reading for National Women’s History Month

From a press release: The College of Arts and Sciences at Misericordia University in Dallas is hosting three special presentations in honor of National Women’s History Month in March. The Women’s Issues Forum on Thursday, March 23 from 12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m. in Huntzinger Room 218 will focus on issues involving gender and the role of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Axel (Anatolian shepherd) and Ralphie (Russian blue mix)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Axel (Anatolian shepherd) and Ralphie (Russian blue 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: Transgender bathroom repeal isn’t about safety – it’s about alienating others

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Transgender bathroom repeal isn’t about safety – it’s about alienating others

It would appear that, so far, Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he would and making good on his campaign promises. Promises such as the promise to defund Planned Parenthood; the promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act; the promise to tear families apart and make life a living hell for Muslims and […]