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 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally to be held at Kirby Park

As polls across the country continue to show growing support for marijuana legalization, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Cannabis Network and the Keystone Cannabis Coalition are planning a rally for cannabis reform for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. at Kirby Park (160 Market St., Kingston). The focus of the Wilkes-Barre Cannabis Reform Rally will be the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

PA Burlesque Festival continues growth in fifth year

From a press release: August 8-10, 2014 marks the fifth annual PA Burlesque Festival. Held in the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe), the PABF presents world-class burlesque artists from across the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. Created by Jim Thorpe native Brooke Burke as a small, one-show fundraising event in […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: People (and their boutiques) are strange – The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor opens in Kingston

ARCHIVES: People (and their boutiques) are strange – The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor opens in Kingston

The centerpiece on the coffee table in front of the door is a human skull under glass, accentuated by severed white mannequin arms reaching up for it from underneath. Heads of deer, a ram, and other expired animals line the deep purple walls alongside taxidermied wolves and birds. Butterflies and beetles are pinned behind elaborate […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: ‘Scranton After Dark’ tour and ‘Trolley of Terror’ ride join forces to scare up downtown history

ARCHIVES: ‘Scranton After Dark’ tour and ‘Trolley of Terror’ ride join forces to scare up downtown history

The only thing scarier than hearing ghost stories may be experiencing one for yourself, which is why the Lackawanna Historical Society is teaming up with the Electric City Trolley Museum Association this year to add a new twist to their previous Halloween traditions. The annual “Scranton After Dark” walking tour will be combined with the […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Riverside students ‘Fight Like a Girl’ in self-defense demo at Taylor Community Center

ARCHIVES: Riverside students ‘Fight Like a Girl’ in self-defense demo at Taylor Community Center

Four students from Riverside Junior/Senior High School in Taylor proved last Sunday that the phrase “fight like a girl” doesn’t have to be an insult. As part of their senior project, 17-year-olds Autumn Werner, Samantha Eiden, Bill Loughney, and 18-year-old Randy Royce performed a free self-defense demonstration last Sunday at the Taylor Community Center that […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

The city of Scranton has been through many changes over the years, but much of its architectural history still remains. The Lackawanna Historical Society will highlight many of these unique buildings in their summer walking tours of downtown Scranton, beginning June 5 and ending Oct. 30. The weekly tours begin every Saturday at 11 a.m. […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Clarks Green volunteer John Darcy founds ECTV, leads Scranton park project

ARCHIVES: Clarks Green volunteer John Darcy founds ECTV, leads Scranton park project

Volunteer of the Week: John Darcy Town of residence: Clarks Green Occupation: President of the board and co-founder of ECTV, vice president of East Scranton Business Association Charities/volunteer work: Immediate past president of the board of United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA, building committee of Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital, building review committee of city of Scranton, church […]

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