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Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

Scranton Electric Building adds colored lights in windows for the holidays, hosts unveiling on Dec. 20

From a press release: If you’ve recently walked though Courthouse Square in the evening, you may have noticed something different about the Scranton Electric Building. The windows on each floor below the iconic Electric City sign are filled with colorful moving lights, just in time for the holidays. The project was sponsored by Electric City […]

 Rich Howells

Skip Santa and get a photo with Krampus at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 22

Skip Santa and get a photo with Krampus at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Dec. 22

If you’ve been naughty this year, you can avoid those lines at the mall waiting for Santa Claus and go straight to The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston to meet Krampus instead on Sunday, Dec. 22. A dark counterpart to ol’ Saint Nick and his rewards for good children, Krampus is a horned […]

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Mount Airy Casino Resort hosts New Year’s Eve party in new event center/ballroom in Mt. Pocono

Mount Airy Casino Resort hosts New Year’s Eve party in new event center/ballroom in Mt. Pocono

From a press release: Mount Airy, the Poconos’ AAA Four-Diamond casino resort, invites guests to ring in the new year in its newly opened 20,000-square-foot event center and ballroom. Partygoers will enjoy craft cocktails and live entertainment from Those Amazing Decades and DJ AJ Stack. The New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 31 from […]

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Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

Picturesque Jim Thorpe hosts annual Olde Time Christmas festivities Dec. 6-22

From a press release: The charming little town of Jim Thorpe is the perfect place to celebrate the wonder of the holiday season all December long as the snow falls, the bells ring, and everyone is feeling jolly. Its 38th annual Olde Time Christmas begins on Friday, Dec. 6 with the tree lighting ceremony at […]

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Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held this Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive free event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna […]

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Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

From a press release: As downtown Scranton businesses decorate their storefront windows in time for the holiday season, Lackawanna County will light up the former Globe Store for its second annual Lackawanna Winter Market. A successor to the ScrantonMade Holiday Market of years past, the Lackawanna Winter Market will kick off this month’s First Friday […]

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Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

From a press release: Sparked with creativity and plenty of holiday cheer, downtown Scranton business and property owners are preparing for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase, on display this Friday, Dec. 6 for the First Friday art walk through Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. More than 50 storefronts will be featured in this year’s competition. […]

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Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

From a press release: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 on the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a special ribbon cutting will take place outside of the Bee Hive Gift Shop in Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre. The ribbon cutting kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a day of events dedicated to […]

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Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

From a press release: After launching on Nov. 16, a seasonal pop-up retail store with a variety of local products is gearing up for Small Business Saturday in downtown Scranton with its own spin on the national event. Pop Up! Downtown will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., though they’re […]

 Rich Howells

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

In September, a story about a 6-year-old girl’s heartfelt handwritten letter went viral when it was picked up by major media outlets. After playing with some green army men she picked up from an arcade, young Vivian Lord wondered why there were no female toy soldiers. That’s a fair question in 2019, and while most […]