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NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

NEPA Gives raises $1.2 million in one day for 218 local nonprofits, surpassing its goal

From a press release: Today, the Scranton Area Community Foundation announced that on Friday, June 4 – in just 24 hours – 218 local nonprofit organizations worked together to collectively raise a total of $1,246,121 during NEPA Gives, surpassing its $1 million dollar goal. NEPA Gives was hosted by the foundation, in partnership with the […]

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Marijuana dispensary Beyond/Hello opens in Hazleton with live performance by hip-hop duo Space Kamp

Marijuana dispensary Beyond/Hello opens in Hazleton with live performance by hip-hop duo Space Kamp

From a press release: Hip-hop fans can wake and bake with Space Kamp this week. Beyond / Hello is introducing a new medical marijuana/cannabis dispensary to Hazleton, and the grand opening on Monday, June 7 will feature a live morning performance by the Allentown-based reggae rappers. The weed-smoking duo have made their support of legalization […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games through September

Take the trolley from Scranton to PNC Field in Moosic to see RailRiders games through September

From a press release: Now that baseball is back, so are the trolley excursions to PNC Field in Moosic. The Electric City Trolley Museum is once again taking a page out of the area’s rich railroad history by offering 11 runs this summer for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders games. Select Sunday games through September will offer fans […]

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Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

Interactive ‘Dinosaur World Live’ postponed at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre until Jan. 14, 2022

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that “Dinosaur World Live,” an interactive children’s theatre show that brings dinosaurs to life on stage, has been rescheduled to Friday, Jan. 14, 2022. The show was originally scheduled for March of 2020 and then rescheduled as “Dragons and Mythical Beasts” due to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

240+ local nonprofits will raise funds during 24-hour NEPA Gives event on June 4

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, Carbon County Community Foundation, the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives next Friday, June 4. Promoted […]

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Native American boarding school stories told at Everhart Museum in Scranton from June 17-Aug. 16

Native American boarding school stories told at Everhart Museum in Scranton from June 17-Aug. 16

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will present “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories,” an exhibition exploring off-reservation boarding schools through a kaleidoscope of voices, from Thursday, June 17 through Monday, Aug. 16. From the 1860s to the 1930s, the United States government attempted […]

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2021 summer giveaways and promotions announced

From a press release: With capacity at PNC Field in Moosic expanding to 100 percent next month, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are putting single-game tickets for the remainder of the 2021 season on sale now at swbrailriders.com. In conjunction with this and giveaways already slated for the season, the team will have three legendary bobblehead giveaways, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

From a press release: After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, Scranton City Pride cleanups and plantings are returning to the Electric City. Today, organizers announced the week-long event will be reintroduced in neighborhoods throughout the city and the downtown business district thanks to a partnership between Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the city […]

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Free Scranton history walking tours add ‘red-light district’ tour, run June 5-Sept. 10

Free Scranton history walking tours add ‘red-light district’ tour, run June 5-Sept. 10

From a press release: As summer approaches (however slowly), the Lackawanna Historical Society is preparing for the return of its architectural walking tours of downtown Scranton in June. Visitors can learn more about Scranton’s impressive building stock, and residents can be tourists in their hometown and learn more about the neighborhoods they pass by every […]

 Jason Riedmiller

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

RAILRIDERS PHOTOBLOG: Chris Gittens knocking it out of the park

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders fell 5-4 to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field today. Chris Gittens gave it his all with a two-run home run in the fifth inning. Here he is on May 11 swinging for the fences. The Yankees are definitely watching this guy!