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 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders’ extra innings fall short to Syracuse Mets

Despite plenty of offense and a return to form for top pitching prospect Deivi Garcia, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders lost three of their last four games to the Syracuse Mets in extra innings, including today’s 9-8 defeat at PNC Field in Moosic. The RailRiders split this home series three games to three but also lost a […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will be hosting “Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” on Saturday, July 17. Entry will be free to the public all day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with presentations and displays being featured from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Inspired by the museum’s […]

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RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29

RailRiders fans can take a swing at Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on July 29

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have partnered with T-Mobile to host the first Community Home Run Derby at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, July 29. 100 participants will have the chance to swing for the fences to win prizes from T-Mobile and the team starting at 6 p.m. “We are looking forward […]

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Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: Among the many local Fourth of July celebrations coming up this weekend, Lackawanna County will be sponsoring a fireworks display as part of the First Friday Scranton on July 2 starting at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will launch from the Electric City Parking Garage (300 Spruce St., Scranton). In addition to […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Explore the Pocono Mountains 350

“The fastest car doesn’t always win.” – Kyle Busch In the final laps of the Explore the Pocono Mountains 350 NASCAR Cup at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Sunday, June 27, the lead changed between yesterday’s winner Alex Bowman, Brad Keselowski, William Byron, and Denny Hamlin, but in a battle of fuel tanks, Kyle […]

 Jason Riedmiller

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

POCONO NASCAR PHOTOBLOG: NASCAR Cup Series – Pocono Organics CBD 325

Alex Bowman and Kyle Larson ran neck and neck in the final laps of the Pocono Organics CBD 325 at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond on Saturday, June 26 when a blown tire in the final turn cost Larson the race and led to an anticlimactic victory for Bowman. Basketball legend Michael Jordan, who recently […]

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Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

Mayors of NEPA unite against consumer fireworks in letter to legislators

From a press release: During the pandemic, Wilkes-Barre Mayor George C. Brown began meeting with other Northeast Pennsylvania mayors to pool resources and work on common issues in the area. On June 24, they joined together under the banner of “Mayors of Northeastern Pennsylvania” to write a letter to express their distress with the increased […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: RailRiders become colorful Vejigantes

It was opening night for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ alter ego “Vejigantes” at PNC Field in Moosic on Thursday, June 17. Taking the name from a character in Puerto Rican folklore, the team played the game in these colorful uniforms as part “Copa de la Diversión” or “Fun Cup,” a “season-long event series specifically designed to […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre installs new air purification system for entire building

From a press release: After being closed for more than a year due to COVID-19, the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre has announced the addition of a new air purification system for the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system that runs throughout the entire building. The system, manufactured by Global Plasma Solutions and installed […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Hoy Jun Park remains Player of the Week

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Hoy Jun Park remains Player of the Week

Today, Hoy Jun Park was named the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. Catch him at PNC Field while you still can. Here are some photos of him taken on May 27 when the team won against the Buffalo Bisons. Congrats, Hoy!