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Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

Drew Taylor named executive director of F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre

From a press release: Drew Taylor has been announced as the new executive director of the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre. He joined the Kirby Center in June of 2002 and previously served as the downtown venue’s director of operations prior to being named managing director in October of 2019. Before […]

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WWII-era ‘Big Boy’ locomotive restored and returned to Steamtown in Scranton for National Train Day

WWII-era ‘Big Boy’ locomotive restored and returned to Steamtown in Scranton for National Train Day

From a press release: Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton announced that its Union Pacific Railroad “Big Boy” No. 4012 has returned to static exhibition in the park following an extended cosmetic restoration, just in time for National Train Day and National Preservation Month. The locomotive was removed from display in 2019 […]

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Children’s Adventure Week summer camps return to Everhart Museum in Scranton on June 21-July 30

Children’s Adventure Week summer camps return to Everhart Museum in Scranton on June 21-July 30

From a press release: Museum Adventure Weeks are back this summer at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton. Three sessions of summer camp are planned with two unique options for young explorers, both encouraging learning, exploration, and discovery. “Adventures in the Museum” campers will have the opportunity to explore the […]

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Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

From a press release: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. This includes capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants, theaters, casinos, and other entertainment venues, as well as indoor and outdoor […]

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Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

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After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

From a press release: Lackawanna County residents and area visitors can dive into a piece of local history once again. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) is back open for business, beginning this Friday, April 30. The award-winning tourist attraction will, for starters, be open on weekends – […]

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570 Day highlights the best local people, businesses, scenery, and more on social media on May 7

570 Day highlights the best local people, businesses, scenery, and more on social media on May 7

From a press release: Northeast Pennsylvania packs a whole lot into one corner of the state. From hiking trails and breathtaking vistas, to ski slopes and water parks, to craft breweries and eateries dishing out local flavor… the list goes on and on. That’s the idea behind 570 Day taking place on Friday, May 7. […]

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Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

Scranton Fringe Festival hosts COVID-19 vaccine clinic at AfA Gallery on April 22

From a press release: The Scranton Fringe Festival is partnering with the Rite Aid of Hamlin to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the general public on Thursday, April 22 at the AfA Gallery in downtown Scranton from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. A minimum of 200 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered by representatives […]

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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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