NEPA Scene Staff

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

From a press release: As downtown Scranton businesses decorate their storefront windows in time for the holiday season, Lackawanna County will light up the former Globe Store for its second annual Lackawanna Winter Market. A successor to the ScrantonMade Holiday Market of years past, the Lackawanna Winter Market will kick off this month’s First Friday […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

Over 50 downtown Scranton businesses participate in Holiday Window Decorating Showcase from Dec. 6-Jan. 3

From a press release: Sparked with creativity and plenty of holiday cheer, downtown Scranton business and property owners are preparing for the annual Holiday Window Decorating Showcase, on display this Friday, Dec. 6 for the First Friday art walk through Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. More than 50 storefronts will be featured in this year’s competition. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

Wilkes-Barre celebrates Small Business Saturday with Public Square Holiday Market and more

From a press release: At 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 on the 10th anniversary of Small Business Saturday, a special ribbon cutting will take place outside of the Bee Hive Gift Shop in Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre. The ribbon cutting kicks off Small Business Saturday in downtown Wilkes-Barre, a day of events dedicated to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

Downtown Scranton pop-up shop hosts Small Business Saturday and other weekend events through Dec. 21

From a press release: After launching on Nov. 16, a seasonal pop-up retail store with a variety of local products is gearing up for Small Business Saturday in downtown Scranton with its own spin on the national event. Pop Up! Downtown will celebrate Small Business Saturday on Nov. 30 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., though they’re […]

 Rich Howells

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

BMC Toys in Scranton blows up Kickstarter goal to make first plastic army women figures

In September, a story about a 6-year-old girl’s heartfelt handwritten letter went viral when it was picked up by major media outlets. After playing with some green army men she picked up from an arcade, young Vivian Lord wondered why there were no female toy soldiers. That’s a fair question in 2019, and while most […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 SAGE Award finalists

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the 2019 SAGE Awards, the Scranton Awards for Growth and Excellence. The SAGE Awards honor outstanding local businesses for their talent, creativity, and innovation. The winners will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Chamber Gala, held at the […]

 Rich Howells

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

The Vault in Scranton will reopen as new live music venue Stage West on Oct. 5

Less than four months after The Vault Tap & Kitchen closed after four years in business, one of its co-owners, Steve Masterson, will reopen the historic Electric City Bank building in West Scranton as Stage West, kicking off with a weekend of live music. Masterson is not only rebranding the building, but redesigning its look […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

Learn how to excel in nonprofits and the arts in free panel discussion at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 15

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department and the Lackawanna County Arts, Culture and Education (ACE) Council will present a free panel discussion, “Nurturing and Sustaining Yourself in the Nonprofit and Arts World,” in the Ladies Parlor at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Sept. 15 from […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

VIDEO INTERVIEW: King of Kings Gyros in Wilkes-Barre on National Gyro Day and small business ownership

Before recording the latest episode of the NEPA Scene Podcast at Coal Creative’s studio in Wilkes-Barre, we sat down for a little bonus interview with Eric Negron, owner of King of Kings Gyros on Public Square in downtown Wilkes-Barre because, honestly, how often do we get to talk to royalty? Gearing up for National Gyro […]

 The Conversation

The album at 70 years old: a format in decline?

The album at 70 years old: a format in decline?

The album – or at least, the 33rpm vinyl record that spawned the format – turns 70 years old this year. But it isn’t ageing gracefully. Even five years ago, Bob Lefsetz declared that “the album is dying in front of our very eyes” – and given how comprehensively streaming services are decimating record sales, […]

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