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 Rich Howells

VIDEO: ‘Architecture of the Body, Mind, and Soul’ by Lara Rubin Alexiou at TEDxScranton

TED Talks, or conferences that follow the motto “ideas worth spreading,” have become a global phenomenon since the nonprofit organization began posting them online for free in 2006. With the introduction of TEDx, which supports independent organizers who want to create TED-like events in their own communities, it was only a matter of time before […]

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Take a guided bird walk down the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

Take a guided bird walk down the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail

From a press release: Nature lovers in Northeastern Pennsylvania should remember to look up when they head outdoors, especially when visiting the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail. There are so many interesting varieties of birds to see during fall migration, and those who embark on a Guided Bird Walk hosted by Lackawanna Heritage Valley and the […]

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Mount Everest climber Brent Bishop to speak at Keystone College

Mount Everest climber Brent Bishop to speak at Keystone College

From a press release: The Keystone College Concerts and Lectures Series will welcome mountain climber and motivational speaker Brent Bishop for a lecture, “Lessons from Everest: Picking Up Trash at the Top of the World,” on Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Theatre in Brooks at the Hibbard Campus Center. The event is […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

PHOTOS: La Festa Italiana, Scranton, 08/30/14

If there’s one festival in Scranton that’s guaranteed to be a hit each and every year, it’s La Festa Italiana. The 39th annual event was packed shoulder to shoulder around Courthouse Square as we took in the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds, which included a lively set by Ray Massa’s EuroRhythms from Columbus, Ohio.

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Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

Steamtown National Historic Site will hold ‘Fee Free Day’ on Aug. 25

From a press release: The National Park Service was created by The Organic Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson on August 25, 1916. As it gears up for the centennial celebration in 2016, the Steamtown National Historic Site will join with the more than 400 National Park Service units to celebrate the 98th birthday of […]

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‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

‘Scars and Stripes’ examines Waverly’s history as a fugitive slave community

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society and the Waverly Community House will present “Scars & Stripes: The Remarkable Story of Waverly’s Black Civil War Soldiers” on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. at the Waverly Community House (1115 N. Abington Road, Waverly). This multimedia presentation will be led by author and Waverly native […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

As polls across the country continue to show growing support for marijuana legalization, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Cannabis Network and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition are planning a rally for cannabis reform for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Kirby Park (160 Market St., Kingston). The focus of the Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally will be the […]

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PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

From a press release: August 8-10, 2014 marks the fifth annual PA Burlesque Festival. Held in the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe), the PABF presents world-class burlesque artists from across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. Created by Jim Thorpe native Brooke Burke as a small, one-show fundraising event in […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: People (and their boutiques) are strange – The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor opens in Kingston

ARCHIVES: People (and their boutiques) are strange – The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor opens in Kingston

The centerpiece on the coffee table in front of the door is a human skull under glass, accentuated by severed white mannequin arms reaching up for it from underneath. Heads of deer, a ram, and other expired animals line the deep purple walls alongside taxidermied wolves and birds. Butterflies and beetles are pinned behind elaborate […]

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