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 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter protest on Public Square in Wilkes-Barre, 06/03/20

“We are not rebels. We are patriots and we are fighting tyrants.” Increasing in numbers each day, the Black Lives Matter protests continued on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, June 3 with chants of “I can’t breathe!” and “No justice, no peace!” At its peak, an estimated 600 people gathered to hear black […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives this Friday, June 5. Promoted as the single largest day of philanthropy in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure businesses are prepared to reopen as Lackawanna County moves into the yellow phase this Friday, June 5. Both Geisinger and the Scranton Chamber have released several important resources for Northeastern Pennsylvania companies to use as they prepare to get back to business. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department announced today that it will be redesigning its programming for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus crisis to ensure the safety of the public. Upcoming summer programs, such as the Scrantastic Spectacular on July 3, Art in the Park series throughout […]

 Rich Howells

Hersheypark plans to reopen in July, Hershey entertainment venues hope for July and August shows

Hersheypark plans to reopen in July, Hershey entertainment venues hope for July and August shows

The coronavirus pandemic has put most summer plans on pause, but Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania offered a sweet glimmer of hope today. Representatives of the family theme park said on social media that, “given the information currently available,” they plan to open in July if the state of Pennsylvania permits them to. The message continues: […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Chamber of Commerce will host virtual ‘dinner’ with $125+ tickets

Scranton Chamber of Commerce will host virtual ‘dinner’ with $125+ tickets

After rescheduling its annual dinner from March 31 to June 17, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced that it will move the event “to a virtual platform to ensure the safety of the guests and staff,” a first for the 152-year-old tradition. In a May 27 press release, the not-for-profit organization said that […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

Everhart Museum in Scranton offers Virtual Summer Camp with Adventure Kits for kids

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton has announced that its Museum Adventure Week Summer Camp series will pivot to a virtual platform due to COVID-19. Inspired by weekly camp themes, the Virtual Summer Camp will also include an Adventure Kit. Kits are curated boxes of hands-on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

From a press release: As Luzerne County prepares to transition into the yellow phase of reopening this week, local organizations are launching the new Luzerne County Ready Pledge to communicate a commitment made by businesses of all sizes to protect the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Being […]

 The Conversation

Staying safe as states start to reopen and assessing risk when reconnecting with friends and family

Staying safe as states start to reopen and assessing risk when reconnecting with friends and family

Editor’s note: Now that states are relaxing social distancing restrictions, people desperately want to see friends and family, go to a restaurant, and let our kids have playdates. Even grocery shopping sounds fun. But how can you do that and still stay safe? Here, an epidemiologist who is immune-compromised himself walks you through some decision-making. […]

 Rich Howells

Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit opens mini golf courses for Memorial Day weekend

Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit opens mini golf courses for Memorial Day weekend

As Memorial Day weekend approaches after months of sheltering in place, people are looking for things to do outdoors while still taking precautions to protect themselves from the coronavirus. First, drive-in theaters started opening up for the season, and public parks soon followed. Yesterday, Lahey Family Fun Park in Clarks Summit announced plans to open […]