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Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

From a press release: After a successful first run on Mischief Night, Oct. 30, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again be transformed into a sexy and seductive pop-up bar on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The kinky concept comes from Josh Balz, owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston and former […]

 The Conversation

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

The midterm elections could loosen marijuana restrictions in the United States as four states put ballot initiatives on legalization to a vote. Voters in Utah and Missouri will choose whether patients should gain access to medical marijuana. In Michigan and North Dakota, where medical marijuana is already legal, residents will decide whether to allow it […]

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Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019

Cartoon Network will open first resort hotel in Lancaster in the summer of 2019

From a press release: Cartoon Network and Palace Entertainment announced a new partnership this week that will lead to the opening of the first Cartoon Network Hotel in the country, bringing some of the television channel’s most well-loved cartoon characters to life in Lancaster in South Central Pennsylvania. Joining a global portfolio of Cartoon Network […]

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Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

From a press release: Calling all ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, pirates and princesses – the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton will host special “Spooky Spectacular” Halloween events at the park on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A variety of free, not-so-scary family friendly activities are planned for children of […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Balz creates ‘hedonistic’ Noir Nights Halloween party at Stage West in Scranton on Oct. 30

From an exclusive advance press release: Are you looking for a unique way to celebrate Halloween? On Tuesday, Oct. 30, also known as Mischief Night, the brand new Scranton music venue Stage West that opened last week will be transformed into an exclusive pop-up bar for one night only. The concept was dreamed up by […]

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‘Wake Up with the Arts’ at free breakfast and talk at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 5

‘Wake Up with the Arts’ at free breakfast and talk at Trolley Museum in Scranton on Oct. 5

From a press release: Matthew Serio, program director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, will be the featured speaker at the free “Wake Up with the Arts” breakfast, set for Friday, Oct. 5 at the Electric City Trolley Museum on the property of the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton from 8:30 a.m.-10:30 […]

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Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

Life of John F. Kennedy commemorated in photos at Everhart Museum in Scranton Sept. 28-Dec. 31

From a press release: A new exhibition commemorating the private life and public trajectory of President John F. Kennedy will be on view at the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton on Friday, Sept. 28 through Monday, Dec. 31, with a reception and tour on Wednesday, Oct. 10 that includes an […]

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Monster Jam rides back into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre April 26-28

Monster Jam rides back into Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre April 26-28

From a press release: Monster Jam – the unexpected, unscripted, and unforgettable family-friendly motor sport – announced today that tickets are now on sale for next year’s events at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre. The 2019 season will bring a new level of high-flying, four-wheel excitement to the entire family with […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Spirit (black Lab mix) and Lidsy (long hair cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Spirit (black Lab mix) and Lidsy (long hair cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

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Heroes Day honors Lackawanna County public safety personnel at PNC Field in Moosic on Sept. 22

Heroes Day honors Lackawanna County public safety personnel at PNC Field in Moosic on Sept. 22

From a press release: 911 dispatchers, police officers, firefighters, military personnel, sheriffs, EMS workers, and other “blue” officials are truly everyday heroes in the local community and nationwide, so to honor them, Lackawanna County will once again host Heroes Day at PNC Field in Moosic on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. At the […]