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 NEPA Scene Staff

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be unveiled at First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: A brightly colored mural featuring iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. has been turning heads on Mulberry Street in downtown Scranton since work on it began in May. As part of the First Friday Scranton art walk on July 2, the finished piece entitled “The Dream” will be unveiled […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

“The fastest car doesn’t always win.” – Kyle Busch In the final laps of the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 NASCAR Cup at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, June 27, the lead changed between yesterday’s winner Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, and Denny Hamlin, but in a battle of fuel tanks, Kyle […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson ran neck and neck in the final laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, June 26 when a blown tire in the final turn cost Larson the race and led to an anticlimactic victory for Bowman. Basketball legend Michael Jordan, who recently […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

It was opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ alter ego “Vejigantes” at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, June 17. Taking the name from a character in Puerto Rican folklore, the team played the game in these colorful uniforms as part “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup,” a “season-long event series specifically designed to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Hoy Jun Park remains Player of the Week

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Hoy Jun Park remains Player of the Week

Today, Hoy Jun Park was named the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Catch him at PNC Field while you still can. Here are some photos of him taken on May 27 when the team won against the Buffalo Bisons. Congrats, Hoy!

 NEPA Scene Staff

Native American boarding school stories told at Everhart Museum in Scranton from June 17-Aug. 16

Native American boarding school stories told at Everhart Museum in Scranton from June 17-Aug. 16

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will present “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories,” an exhibition exploring off-reservation boarding schools through a kaleidoscope of voices, from Thursday, June 17 through Monday, Aug. 16. From the 1860s to the 1930s, the United States government attempted […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be painted on Mulberry St. in downtown Scranton

New Martin Luther King, Jr. mural will be painted on Mulberry St. in downtown Scranton

From a press release: As part of Scranton Tomorrow’s new Mural Arts Program, illustrator Eric Bussart and letterer Emmanuel Wisdom A. are installing a mural titled “The Dream” on the façade of a building on Mulberry Street in downtown Scranton. The process began today and is expected to be completed by the end of the […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell 5-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field today. Chris Gittens gave it his all with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Here he is on May 11 swinging for the fences. The Yankees are definitely watching this guy!

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: First home game of the season with Deivi Garcia and Miguel Andujar

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: First home game of the season with Deivi Garcia and Miguel Andujar

Professional baseball returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania tonight with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ first home game in 613 days. Miguel Andujar’s bat brought a double and a single in the fourth inning where SWB scored six runs. Pitcher Deivi Garcia was lights out with seven strikeouts through five scoreless innings. The team ended up shutting out the […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Wilkes-Barre will hold ‘safe and scaled down’ Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square May 14-16

Following a smaller version of the Cherry Blossom Festival at the beginning of the month, the city of Wilkes-Barre will present “a safe and scaled down” Fine Arts Fiesta on Public Square from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, May 14 through Sunday, May 16. According to a message posted on the festival’s website, this year’s […]