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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

From a press release: Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television. The first two rounds of the game will begin […]

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New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

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Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

Queer NEPA presents first-ever variety show at Act Out Theatre in Dunmore on April 10

From a press release: Local LGBTQ+ activists Queer NEPA will present their first-ever variety show with the Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore on Saturday, April 10. This inaugural event will be hosted by Miss Red and Connor Michalchuk from Philadelphia. The extensive cast of drag performers includes local favorite divas and gentlemen like Estella […]

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Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

Scranton Chamber hosts new Community Block Party downtown with music, vendors, and more May 7-8

From a press release: Today, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announced its plan to host an outdoor block party featuring live music and entertainment, shopping, dining, children’s activities, and more. Coinciding with First Friday Scranton, the Chamber Community Block Party will take place on Friday, May 7 from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday, May […]

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Catch the Scranton Ripper in city-wide murder mystery game on April 24

Catch the Scranton Ripper in city-wide murder mystery game on April 24

From a press release: For the past year, you’ve been cooped up inside watching movies and television shows about serial killers. Do you think you have what it takes to catch one? “The Scranton Ripper” is a local spin on a detective adventure created by CluedUpp Games that is played outdoors all over the world. […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

Scranton PorchFest shares map of 78 homes and businesses participating from March 20-28

The Scranton PorchFest has published an interactive map that marks all the creative locations participating in this first-ever event on Saturday, March 20 through Sunday, March 28. The annual St. Patrick’s Parade has moved from March to September due to COVID-19, so the theatrical organizers behind the Scranton Fringe Festival started PorchFest to encourage locals […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton begins monthly Second Sunday Folk Arts Series on cultural traditions

Everhart Museum in Scranton begins monthly Second Sunday Folk Arts Series on cultural traditions

From a press release: In partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ Folk and Traditional Arts initiative, the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is working to sustain cultural and artistic practices rooted in people’s histories, traditions, and everyday lives in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. To share and […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton names Kathy Johnson Bowles as new executive director

Everhart Museum in Scranton names Kathy Johnson Bowles as new executive director

From a press release: After a nationwide six-month search with assistance from the Arts Consulting Group, the board of trustees of the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art has announced that Kathy Johnson Bowles was selected as the new executive director of the Scranton museum. Johnson Bowles brings with her 32 years of […]

 Rich Howells

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

In lieu of parade, Scranton PorchFest decorates homes with artistic ‘floats’ March 20-28

Over the past year, everyone has had to adjust to doing more at home. Now, even a citywide celebration can happen from the comfort of your front porch. Just a few weeks ago, the first-ever Scranton PorchFest was announced, not long after residents learned that the annual St. Patrick’s Parade was moving from March to […]

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Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

From press releases: Both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties will release millions of dollars in grants to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses in the hospitality industry following an exceptionally difficult year. In February, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 1 of 2021 into law, which set aside $145 million to establish the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery […]

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