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Plains Little League baseball photo wins Little League Photo Contest in South Williamsport

Plains Little League baseball photo wins Little League Photo Contest in South Williamsport

From a press release: As the summer comes to an end, Little League International in South Williamsport has announced the winners of the 2020 Little League Photo Contest. Held in coordination with the launch of Little League’s new look, mission, and logo on June 6, the Little League Photo Contest ran from mid-June through mid-September […]

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Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: Waste Management’s Alliance Landfill has donated two large pieces of the region’s distant history to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park in Scranton. Landfill Manager Glenn Kempa said the boulders, each with vivid fossilized images of ferns and tree branches that shaded Taylor and Ransom Township over 300 […]

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‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history Sept. 25-Oct. 30

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history Sept. 25-Oct. 30

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. Tours will be given on Friday evenings on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. […]

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New drive-thru Halloween Light Show opens at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery in Scott Twp. on Sept. 18

New drive-thru Halloween Light Show opens at Lakeland Orchard & Cidery in Scott Twp. on Sept. 18

​From a press release: Fall is here, which brings cool weather, darker nights, and fun frights. Lakeland Orchard & Cidery in Scott Township will open its brand new Halloween Light Show this Friday, Sept. 18. Drive the mile-long trail through the orchard and be dazzled by over 50,000 lights until Sunday, Nov. 1. Spooky scenes […]

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Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman call on Pa. legislature to legalize cannabis for adults

Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman call on Pa. legislature to legalize cannabis for adults

From a press release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman called on the legislature to take up the legalization of adult-use cannabis to help with the state’s economic recovery amid COVID-19. Legalization will also create more outlets for important restorative justice programs in the commonwealth. “Now more than ever, we see a […]

 Rich Howells

From singer to whisperer, Scranton musician Katie Evans starts dog training business

From singer to whisperer, Scranton musician Katie Evans starts dog training business

Since the coronavirus pandemic started shutting down music venues, bars, and restaurants in March, local musicians have had to make some big adjustments in their lives. Katie Evans has made one of the biggest – starting her own business. That’s not an easy thing to do in these uncertain times, but after working at PetSmart […]

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New Scranton group Learn Lefty teaches ambidexterity at Weston Field with free activities

New Scranton group Learn Lefty teaches ambidexterity at Weston Field with free activities

From a press release: What did Thomas Jefferson, Nikola Tesla, and Leonardo da Vinci have in common? They were all ambidextrous. Scranton residents can now learn this skill of ambidexterity – the ability to use both hands equally – thanks to a new group, Learn Lefty. Founder Jim Houliston says the group is named after […]

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Lackawanna County artists and nonprofits can apply for COVID-19 Creative Community Grants through Sept. 15

Lackawanna County artists and nonprofits can apply for COVID-19 Creative Community Grants through Sept. 15

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is offering individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities the opportunity to apply for a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture COVID-19 Creative Community Grant for a variety of projects that provide the community with positive arts experiences. The activities can fall into the following categories: […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton musician Dan Copes battles rare cancer as GoFundMe raises money for medical bills

Scranton musician Dan Copes battles rare cancer as GoFundMe raises money for medical bills

Scranton singer/songwriter Dan Copes is known as one of those genuine people that brightens every room he enters, whether he’s playing music with his band The Dank Hopes Project or just striking up a friendly conversation. That’s why his recent cancer diagnosis has hit the local music scene particularly hard, so family, friends, and fellow […]

 Rich Howells

2020 Bloomsburg Fair canceled due to ‘concern for the health and safety of our community’

2020 Bloomsburg Fair canceled due to ‘concern for the health and safety of our community’

Following a series of controversial decisions this month, the Bloomsburg Fair Association announced today that the 2020 Bloomsburg Fair has been canceled. The 165th Bloomsburg Fair was one of the only events of its kind this year that had not been canceled yet due to health and safety concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. Board […]

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