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ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

ScrantonMade’s Arts on the Square becomes Lackawanna Arts Fest, seeks vendors for Aug. 4 event

From a press release: Partnering for the sixth year, Lackawanna County and ScrantonMade’s popular Arts on the Square event, held annually on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, will change its name and date in 2018 to coincide with other Scranton events and become a larger weekend attraction. The partnership decided it was time to change […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

Lackawanna County seeking artists to work with children at summer arts programs

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to work at the county’s upcoming Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage! Day this summer. Schedules are noted below. Art in the Park: Tuesday, July 10 – 10 a.m.-noon: […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 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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Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: With the annual First Night Scranton ending in 2016 after 16 years, Lackawanna County and the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA are stepping up to host a free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

PHOTOS: ScrantonMade Holiday Market at The Globe Store with Dishonest Fiddlers, 12/03/17

After the major success of last year, the ScrantonMade Holiday Market returned for the second year to the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton, turning what is now the Lackawanna County Government Center into a nostalgic trip down memory lane for those who remember the holiday rush of department store shopping on Friday, Dec. 1 […]

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Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

Ice skating outside Globe Store added to ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

From a press release: After becoming a huge success last year, the old Globe Store will once again light up for the holidays on Friday, Dec. 1, kicking off the fifth annual ScrantonMade Holiday Market that runs through Sunday, Dec. 3. This year, a new feature has been added to the festivities – ice skating. […]

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Globe Store lights up for Christmas on Dec. 1, kicking off ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

Globe Store lights up for Christmas on Dec. 1, kicking off ScrantonMade Holiday Market Dec. 1-3

From a press release: After hundreds of people flooded Wyoming Avenue in downtown Scranton last year to see the old Globe Store lit up for the holidays, the Lackawanna County Commissioners will flick the switch again this Friday, Dec. 1. The evening’s activities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with holiday selections performed by the choir […]

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Lackawanna County lights Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 30

Lackawanna County lights Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 30

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna County […]

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Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

Decorate a Christmas tree for Festival of Trees fundraiser for Toys for Tots in Scranton on Dec. 8

From a press release: The carefree times of the “Roaring Twenties” will be the theme of this year’s annual Festival of Trees exhibit and Toys for Tots reception fundraiser, which will be held at The Marketplace at Steamtown in Scranton in the former Abercrombie & Fitch space on Friday, Dec. 8. The Lackawanna County Arts […]

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