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 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Pete (coonhound) and Max (tuxedo cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Pete (coonhound) and Max (tuxedo cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania offers free naloxone on Dec. 13 to help stop opioid overdoses

Pennsylvania offers free naloxone on Dec. 13 to help stop opioid overdoses

From a press release: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. as part of Pennsylvania’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Heidi (Yorkshire terrier) and Parker (black cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Heidi (Yorkshire terrier) and Parker (black cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna County lighting Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 29

Lackawanna County lighting Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Nov. 29

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive free event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Holiday Arts Market returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ screening on Nov. 24

Holiday Arts Market returns to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre with ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ screening on Nov. 24

From a press release: As Small Business Saturday returns to downtown Wilkes-Barre, so will the Holiday Arts Market to the F.M. Kirby Center. The fourth annual Holiday Arts Market will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The afternoon will feature a screening of the 1947 classic holiday film “Miracle […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Harry Potter-themed dance party Wizardfest appears at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 26

Harry Potter-themed dance party Wizardfest appears at Stage West in Scranton on Jan. 26

From a press release: Wizards, witches, sorcerers, and the half-blood prince will need to make a special trip to Diagon Alley for a fresh pair of dress robes because Wizardfest is flying into West Scranton. The touring Harry Potter-themed dance party will transform the new music venue Stage West (301 N. Main Ave., Scranton) into […]

 Rich Howells

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

After cancer diagnosis, musicians fundraise for Bog co-owner Brian Craig at Scranton Cultural Center on Nov. 23

The Scranton music and arts scene owes much to Brian Craig, so it’s only appropriate that artists and friends alike plan to give back to him in his time of need. It was announced publicly today that Craig, well-known in the area as the co-owner of The Bog in downtown Scranton, a drummer in several […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Gracie (pit bull mix) and Jemma (gray and white cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Gracie (pit bull mix) and Jemma (gray and white cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

Josh Balz’s kinky Noir Nights party returns to Stage West in Scranton on Black Friday, Nov. 23

From a press release: After a successful first run on Mischief Night, Oct. 30, Scranton music venue Stage West will once again be transformed into Noir Nights, a sexy and seductive pop-up bar, on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The kinky concept comes from Josh Balz, owner of The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston […]

 The Conversation

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

Marijuana is on the ballot in four states, but legalization may soon stall, researchers say

The midterm elections could loosen marijuana restrictions in the United States as four states put ballot initiatives on legalization to a vote. Voters in Utah and Missouri will choose whether patients should gain access to medical marijuana. In Michigan and North Dakota, where medical marijuana is already legal, residents will decide whether to allow it […]