NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a marketplace and movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Tuesday, July 25. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with the local […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

Steamtown National Historic Site generated $7.4 million in economic benefits for Scranton area in 2016

From a press release: A new National Park Service report shows that 99,600 visitors to the Steamtown National Historic Site in 2016 spent $5,403,500 in communities near the park in downtown Scranton. That spending supported 86 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $7,432,400. “NPS Centennial initiatives, […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

TRAILER PREMIERE: ‘Tray’ documentary focuses on the people behind NEPA pizza

NEPA Scene was the first media source in Northeastern Pennsylvania to report on “Tray,” the upcoming documentary on the unique pizza that comes from NEPA and how it ties into the area’s residents and their heritage, a little over a year ago. Since then, we’ve stayed in touch with the local filmmakers to provide updates […]

 Rich Howells

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

Scorsese and De Niro’s new mob movie ‘The Irishman’ about NEPA hitman bought by Netflix

For years, there have been sporadic updates about “The Irishman,” the highly anticipated film that will reunite director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert De Niro, but now the mafia movie with real-life local connections is closer than ever to production thanks to Netflix. The leading streaming entertainment subscription service has acquired the worldwide rights to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

Celebrate Women’s History Month in March with art, activities, and activism in Scranton

From a press release: Northeastern Pennsylvania Writers, Artists, and Musicians (W.A.M.), in conjunction with the Lackawanna County Commissioners, have announced the inaugural use of The Globe Gallery in downtown Scranton to celebrate National Women’s History Month. The first event the venue will host is a kickoff on Friday, March 3 from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

Roaring Brook Twp. author debuts historical romance novel during First Friday Scranton on March 3

From a press release: Cecelia Mecca, a Scranton native and resident of Roaring Brook Township, is launching her debut historical romance novel, “The Thief’s Countess,” at Library Express at The Marketplace at Steamtown on Friday, March 3. After successfully launching a prequel novella, “The Ward’s Bride,” in February into the Top 20 in three of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

Baritone Anthony Brown tells story of singer/actor/activist Paul Robeson at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 10

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts welcomes Anthony Brown to Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. for “I Go on Singing: Paul Robeson’s Life in His Own Words & Song.” The first show in the new Lobby for the Arts series taking place in the Kirby Center’s […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1

From a press release: Join the Lackawanna Historical Society this summer for evenings of classic films and fun at the historic Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. Each month, they will feature a different movie in a great retro atmosphere. On Wednesday, July 13, the society will celebrate the 35th anniversary of James Bond’s “For Your […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

Sample Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey and learn the drink’s Pennsylvania history on June 24 in Scranton

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society will introduce Pittsburgh’s Wigle Whiskey to Scranton on Friday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Wigle is a family-owned small-batch craft distillery that features local organic grains in their spirits. Meredith Grelli, co-owner of Wigle, will make a presentation on Pennsylvania whiskey at the Society’s headquarters at the […]

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