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 Rich Howells

Bloomsburg Fair criticized for ‘transphobic’ dunk tank mocking Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health

Bloomsburg Fair criticized for ‘transphobic’ dunk tank mocking Dr. Rachel Levine, PA Secretary of Health

The Bloomsburg Fair is once again courting controversy with a Facebook post today containing photos of a dunk tank at the Fireman’s Relief Carnival on the fairgrounds last weekend. The photos appear to show a man wearing a dress that the LGBTQ community and their supporters say mock Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine […]

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NEPA Pet Food Pantry helping dog and cat owners in need with free distribution on Aug. 1

NEPA Pet Food Pantry helping dog and cat owners in need with free distribution on Aug. 1

From a press release: Many people in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been economically impacted by COVID-19 and need help to continue to provide food for their pets in order to keep them in loving homes. The NEPA Animal Welfare Collaborative, comprised of over 40 individuals and organizations in the animal shelter, rescue, sanctuary, and welfare community, […]

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NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

NEPA Strong hosts small business Christmas in July online auction on July 26

From a press release: In this time of separation and social distancing, NEPA Strong and over 80 local businesses are coming together virtually for a Christmas in July auction on Sunday, July 26 via Facebook. The list of items continues to grow and already includes commitments from some of the area’s finest names in apparel, […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

From a press release: Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is increasing recreational access this week. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Lackawanna Historical Society’s free Scranton walking tours run July 11-Sept. 18 with coronavirus safety guidelines

From a press release: This week, the Lackawanna Historical Society will begin its free summer walking tours in downtown Scranton with some adjustments due to the coronavirus pandemic. These 90-minute guided tours focus on the magnificent architecture and fascinating history of some of the Electric City’s often-overlooked commercial and residential buildings. “You get to learn […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

Historic Hawley building becomes the Hawley Hub for art, theatre, dance, yoga, and more

From a press release: The Hawley Hub, an innovative new project taking place in downtown Hawley, is putting out a call for all dreamers, makers, movers, shakers, and self-recreators. The Hawley Hub has reclaimed the old Murray building on Main Avenue as a multi-purpose space for the community with an emphasis on the arts and […]

 Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

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Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced today that its box office will reopen for event ticket transactions beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. with a “stimulus incentive.” This plan comes days after Luzerne County entered the green phase of the state’s reopening on June […]

 Rich Howells

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton will reopen on June 26 with coronavirus safety guidelines

With the summer weather heating things up and Lackawanna County set to move into the green phase of reopening this on June 26, Montage Mountain Waterpark in Scranton has announced that it will open this Friday at 10 a.m. to season pass holders and 11 a.m. to the general public. The park, which has over […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono reopen on June 22

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino in Mt. Pocono reopen on June 22

As Luzerne and Monroe counties move into the green phase of reopening this Friday, June 19, both Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre and Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono have announced that they will reopen on Monday, June 22 for the first time in three months. Comprehensive safety and social distancing protocols will be […]