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Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

Lackawanna County Arts & Culture roundtable series produces Art for Community Progress report

From a press release: Today, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Scranton Area Community Foundation jointly released Art for Community Progress, a report generated from a series of Art for Social Change roundtables sponsored by the two organizations and conducted in mid/late 2016 in Scranton. The report provides a series of recommendations […]

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Pa. Paralympians Stephanie Jallen and Tyler Carter return to coach Camelback Adaptive Ski Camp

Pa. Paralympians Stephanie Jallen and Tyler Carter return to coach Camelback Adaptive Ski Camp

From a press release: Young Paralympians Stephanie Jallen of Kingston and Tyler Carter of Topton returned last week to Camelback Mountain Resort’s Adaptive Ski Camp, the place where they first learned to ski. The annual five-day residential camp in Tannersville trains aspiring athletes with disabilities in a challenging but supportive environment. The camp, which is […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Renesmee (bulldog/pit bull mix) and Molly (tortoiseshell cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Renesmee (bulldog/pit bull mix) and Molly (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 […]

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First Luzerne County medical marijuana dispensary opens as state’s first patients receive medication

First Luzerne County medical marijuana dispensary opens as state’s first patients receive medication

From press releases: As Justice Grown, the first medical marijuana dispensary in Luzerne County, prepares to hold a ribbon cutting ceremony tomorrow, Governor Tom Wolf issued a statement today as Pennsylvania’s first medical marijuana patients received medication. “Medical marijuana is now available in the state of Pennsylvania to those patients with a valid medical marijuana […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Hercules (bulldog mix) and Casey (tabby cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Hercules (bulldog mix) and Casey (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 […]

 Rich Howells

College SnowJam co-founder Frank Winger passes away before 4th annual event at Montage in Scranton

College SnowJam co-founder Frank Winger passes away before 4th annual event at Montage in Scranton

Marywood University graduate and Hellertown resident Frank Winger, an accomplished young man known as much for his charisma, drive, business acumen, and compassion as he was for co-founding the annual College SnowJam at Montage Mountain in Scranton, unexpectedly passed away on Monday, Feb. 5. He was only 24. The tragic news comes just days before […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Skylar (Jack Russell terrier mix) and Frankie (black cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Skylar (Jack Russell terrier mix) and Frankie (black 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 […]

 Rich Howells

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite Commissioner Cummings’ disapproval, Scranton Fringe Festival receives county arts grant

Despite one Lackawanna County Commissioner’s vocal disapproval, the Scranton Fringe Festival accepted a $2,400 grant during the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department’s annual awards ceremony at the Scranton Cultural Center last night, surrounded by supporters while its biggest critic was absent from the event. Republican Minority Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings sparked a debate with […]

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Jim Thorpe WinterFest has train rides, ice and wood carving, free entertainment, and more Feb. 17-18

Jim Thorpe WinterFest has train rides, ice and wood carving, free entertainment, and more Feb. 17-18

From a press release: A mix of train rides, family activities, special shopping and dining promotions, and popular Mauch Chunk Opera House performances will mark a weekend of winter fun when the Jim Thorpe Tourism Agency hosts the borough’s 26th annual WinterFest on President’s Day weekend, Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18. The weekend […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Bella (German shepherd mix) and Joy (long hair cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Bella (German shepherd mix) and Joy (long hair 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 […]