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First medical marijuana facility in Scranton approved by state to begin production

First medical marijuana facility in Scranton approved by state to begin production

From press releases: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration announced today that Pennsylvania Medical Solutions, a subsidiary of Vireo Health, has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Health to begin medical marijuana production in Scranton in the city’s first medical marijuana facility. “We thank Governor Wolf and his administration for providing us with the opportunity to […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Hercules (bulldog mix) and Remi (dilute calico kitten)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Hercules (bulldog mix) and Remi (dilute calico kitten)

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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Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

Celebrate the New Year with 400-pound Peeps drop during PeepsFest in Bethlehem Dec. 30-31

From a press release: In Atlanta, Georgia, they drop a peach. In Boise, Idaho, it’s a potato, cheese gets dropped in Plymouth, Wisconsin and, in Bethlehem, Just Born Quality Confections and ArtsQuest drop a 400-pound Peeps chick as PeepsFest, the two-day New Year’s Eve festival, returns to the SteelStacks for its ninth year on Saturday, […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet River (pit bull mix) and Tiny (striped shorthair cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet River (pit bull mix) and Tiny (striped shorthair 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

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

Preview new Scranton Public Market at Steamtown with Trim the Table event Dec. 16 and 23

After the Mall at Steamtown changed its name to the Marketplace at Steamtown last year, local shoppers have been waiting for the downtown Scranton building to live up to this new moniker. Now, as construction on the former food court nears completion, a new event will welcome people into the space and give them an […]

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Jenny’s Corner gift shop in Scranton holds grand opening on Dec. 15

Jenny’s Corner gift shop in Scranton holds grand opening on Dec. 15

From a press release: The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center has announced the grand opening of a new small business, Jenny’s Corner, a gift shop specializing in home decor, handmade items, clothing, bags, furniture, vintage finds, and much more. Jenny’s Corner will be featuring local Scranton artists. “The goal is to pay it […]

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Meet stuntmen and World Championship Ice Racers in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8 before race on Dec. 9

Meet stuntmen and World Championship Ice Racers in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 8 before race on Dec. 9

From a press release: Daredevil Ryan S., stuntman Ken Remer, and local ice racer Jeremy Orr will be meeting and taking photos with fans at Two Jacks Cycle & Powersports in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Dec. 8 before World Championship Ice Racing takes over the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township this Saturday, […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts old fashioned Christmas in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will host their annual Holiday Open House on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at their headquarters, the Catlin House in Scranton. Stop by to see traditional Christmas decorations and enjoy wassail and sweet treats, stories, crafts, and music. This year, the Society will feature a special […]

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World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

World Championship Ice Racing caps icy weekend at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Dec. 7-9

From a press release: Residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania should not be expecting any slippery roadways this weekend (hopefully), but inside the SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township, the icy conditions on the arena floor will lead to some family fun for all. Within a 48-hour timeframe, the ice surface at Mohegan […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rusty (Chihuahua mix) and Sheba (British shorthair tabby)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Rusty (Chihuahua mix) and Sheba (British shorthair 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 […]