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 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

From a press release: The pandemic has once again forced the Lackawanna River Conservation Association to postpone its major fundraiser, which is usually held in May, so a slightly different RiverFest will move forward on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Sweeney’s Beach in the Pine Brook neighborhood of Scranton from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The LRCA’s 34th […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society’s “Scranton After Dark” haunted walking tours prove that truth is scarier than fiction. Stroll around downtown Scranton as the society tells true tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings at some of your favorite places, as well as findings from past paranormal investigations. Tours will be given on […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Sale pitches 3rd immaculate inning, tying Sandy Koufax

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Sale pitches 3rd immaculate inning, tying Sandy Koufax

Nine pitches, nine strikes, three outs… the immaculate inning. On April 18, 1964, Sandy Koufax threw his third perfect inning, the most by any pitcher. That is until Aug. 26, 2021 when Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale took the mound against the Minnesota Twins to record his third immaculate inning, tying the Hall of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Classic returns with hill climb, 1-mile dash, wheelbarrow race, and more on Aug. 28 in Scranton

Electric City Classic returns with hill climb, 1-mile dash, wheelbarrow race, and more on Aug. 28 in Scranton

From a press release: People of all ages and skill levels are invited to participate in the second annual Electric City Classic Hill Climb on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Olive Street in Scranton. A project of Scranton Tomorrow, the event is presented by Geisinger. In 2019, the inaugural event featured professional […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Checking in with Hoy Jun Park with the Pittsburgh Pirates

Ahoy, matey! Since being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates and promoted to the Majors, former Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offensive standout Hoy Jun Park has continued to produce results, as seen here at PNC Park last weekend. The lefty is hitting .235 in 51 at bats with one home run, five RBIs, and four runs on 12 […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance, NEPA Pride Project, and NEPA Creative have teamed up for a new poetry contest that is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community in Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties. “The purpose of this contest is to bring creative expression to life within the Greater Wyoming Valley LGBTQ+ community. We’re looking for […]

 James Callahan

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

A Camp Rattler profile: Guitarist, Black Earth alchemist, and freemason TJ Bell

TJ Bell and I initially met in the winter of 2009 at a tiny “drinkers” bar called Nak’s by the Tracks in Exeter. I had just recently returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania from a New York City burnout and was, at the time, finishing the first draft of a textbook on artist management and development for […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Fan favorite Hoy Jun Park traded to Pittsburgh Pirates

Earlier today, the New York Yankees announced that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fan favorite Hoy Jun Park and fellow infielder Diego Castillo were traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 28-year-old reliever Clay Holmes and his 5.57 career ERA. This was a great trade! …for the Pirates. Catcher Rob Brantly was sent back to Scranton to make room […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

Marywood University in Scranton offers handmade art workshops from July 18-Aug. 21

From a press release: Marywood University in Scranton is offering Continuing Education Summer Art Workshops during the months of July and August. These workshops include: Papermaking Workshop: Sunday, July 18 from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Paper Room on the second floor of the Insalaco Center for Studio Arts Participants will make pulp from recycled […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

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