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 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Light Up Downtown Scranton’ activities and shopping promotions run Nov. 21-Jan. 7

‘Light Up Downtown Scranton’ activities and shopping promotions run Nov. 21-Jan. 7

From a press release: Just in time for an early start to holiday shopping, Scranton Tomorrow leaders have announce the return of the organization’s holiday campaign, Light Up Downtown Scranton, which runs through Jan. 7, 2022. Designed to encourage everyone to shop and dine in downtown Scranton during the holidays, Light Up Downtown Scranton features […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

University of Scranton grads launch Sylf alcohol dispensing startup via crowdfunding platform Wefunder

University of Scranton grads launch Sylf alcohol dispensing startup via crowdfunding platform Wefunder

From a press release: Sylf, a startup company created by University of Scranton graduates to enhance the bartending experience, launched its first fundraising campaign on Oct. 28. Sylf is a tech company that offering an innovative concept that reinvents how customers receive their favorite beverages while on a night out. Sylf’s touchscreen alcohol dispensers, which […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre celebrates 15th anniversary with music and promos throughout November

Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre celebrates 15th anniversary with music and promos throughout November

From a press release: Mohegan Sun Pocono turns 15 next month, so in honor of this historic milestone, full bands will be returning to Breakers during the first weekend of November. The Wilkes-Barre casino will also roll out a $40,000 Anniversary Extravaganza, T-shirt giveaways, a Wheel of Fortune Anniversary Spins event, and more beginning Monday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Boo Bash Halloween party and costume contest is back at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

Boo Bash Halloween party and costume contest is back at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 29

From a press release: One of the biggest Halloween parties in Northeastern Pennsylvania is back by popular demand and better than ever. The Boo Bash returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 29 from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Held in the Keystone Grand Ballroom in the Convention Center at Mohegan Sun Pocono (1280 […]

 Rich Howells

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

7 questions for Jess Meoni (Scranton Punk Rock Flea) and Bobby Keller (NEPA Horror Film Fest)

Over the last decade or so, Jess Meoni and Bobby Keller have been organizing all types of shows and events in the area, including the Scranton Punk Rock Flea Market & Zinefest and the NEPA Horror Film Festival, respectively. After combining both of them into one last year, they decided to do it twice this […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

From a press release: Marion L. Munley, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and pioneer in women’s equality, will become the first woman included in Scranton’s Distinguished Citizens Memorial when her monument is unveiled on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Spruce Street side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Munley […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Travelocity founder Terry Jones gives business speech at Wilkes University on Oct. 21

Travelocity founder Terry Jones gives business speech at Wilkes University on Oct. 21

From a press release: Terry Jones, founder of travelocity.com and founding chairman of kayak.com, will deliver the Allan P. Kirby Lecture in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, Oct. 21. Jones will deliver the lecture “On Innovation: Powerful Ideas to Create a More Innovative Organization” at the Dorothy Dickson Darte […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

From a press release: Scranton is the birthplace of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, and the hometown of the father of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is the location of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in the NBC sitcom “The Office.” It’s where the Pennsylvania Polka started. It […]

 Rich Howells

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Bazaar of the Bizarre gathers horror, punk, and tattoo culture at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 24

Strange… dark… odd… unusual… and now bizarre. A Bazaar of the Bizarre will haunt the F.M. Kirby Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Oct. 24, “bringing together the style of horror, punk rock, oddities, and tattoo culture.” No one in Northeastern Pennsylvania may be more qualified to do that than Josh Balz, the owner of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

4 NEPA women break stigma of pole dancing with new Scranton studio opening Oct. 30

From a press release: A studio specializing in an often misunderstood art form, pole dancing, will open soon in downtown Scranton. Four local women – Ashley Matthews of Dunmore, Anjannette Roczniak of Old Forge, Shyla Lintz of Pittston, and Francesca Goldsack of Gouldsboro – teamed up in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic to open […]