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 NEPA Scene Staff

Original Little Golden Books artwork on display at Penn College in Williamsport Jan. 19-March 30

Original Little Golden Books artwork on display at Penn College in Williamsport Jan. 19-March 30

From a press release: An exhibition of America’s beloved Little Golden Books opens Wednesday, Jan. 19 at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, offering viewers a range of discoveries, from exploring old favorites and appreciating their classic illustrations to learning about the publishing enterprise’s fascinating history. “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of […]

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Former WNEP-TV anchor Marisa Burke chronicles public shame of ‘Husband’s Secret Life’ in new memoir

Former WNEP-TV anchor Marisa Burke chronicles public shame of ‘Husband’s Secret Life’ in new memoir

From a press release: After spending several years largely out of the public eye, former WNEP-TV news anchor and lead producer Marisa Burke is back to tell her side of a scandal that upended her life and broadcasting career as she knew it. Her new 221-page memoir, “Just Checking Scores: TV Anchor Publicly Shamed by […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 11/18/21

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner at Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 11/18/21

The Scranton party doesn’t stop when Brian Baumgartner is in town. The actor who portrayed the lovable Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office” visited the real Electric City on Thursday, Nov. 18 to sign copies of his new book, but this was no stiff literary event. After stops at […]

 Rich Howells

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner will return to Scranton to sign new book ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ on Nov. 18

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner will return to Scranton to sign new book ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ on Nov. 18

Brian Baumgartner, who played Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office,” is returning to Scranton in more ways than one. First, he is revisiting the fictional Electric City of the show in a new book called “Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office,” which is set […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

‘Cautionary tale’ of Wilkes-Barre band The Buoys and unlikely hit ‘Timothy’ told in new book

From a press release: 50 years after their big but controversial hit was released, a new book tells the true story of Wilkes-Barre rock band The Buoys and their fleeting success. On Oct. 26, Sunbury Press published “Somebody Else’s Dream: Dakota, The Buoys, & ‘Timothy,’” a cautionary tale of substance abuse, the pitfalls of fame, […]

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Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is back to benefit Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is back to benefit Osterhout Free Library in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 8

From a press release: After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Osterhout Free Library’s 12th annual Brewsterhout Rooftop Party is set for Friday, Oct. 8 atop the James F. Conahan Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Running from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., the 21+ event will be held rain or shine. The rooftop […]

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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ author Margaret Atwood speaks at Wilkes University on April 26, 2022

‘Handmaid’s Tale’ author Margaret Atwood speaks at Wilkes University on April 26, 2022

From a press release: Margaret Atwood, the bestselling author of more than 50 novels, including “The Handmaid’s Tale,” will be the featured author of the Allan Hamilton Dickson Fund Spring Writers Series at Wilkes University next year. “A Conversation with Margaret Atwood,” hosted by the Wilkes English Department, will be held on Tuesday, April 26, […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

NEPA pride and creative groups host LGBTQ poetry contest with ‘Live Out Proud’ theme

The NEPA Rainbow Alliance, NEPA Pride Project, and NEPA Creative have teamed up for a new poetry contest that is open to anyone in the LGBTQ+ community in Luzerne, Lackawanna, and Wyoming Counties. “The purpose of this contest is to bring creative expression to life within the Greater Wyoming Valley LGBTQ+ community. We’re looking for […]

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Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

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Kulick remembers Tamaqua poet who overdosed with new recording of song ‘H’

Kulick remembers Tamaqua poet who overdosed with new recording of song ‘H’

From a press release: 23-year-old Alexandria Sienkiewicz wrote a poem about her struggles with heroin shortly before she accidentally overdosed on fentanyl on April 2, 2016. Kulick then turned her poem into a song he titled “H,” originally released on YouTube in 2017. Sienkiewicz was from Tamaqua, the same small town as Kulick, and like […]

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