Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre music festival brings 5 venues and 19 acts together for Toys for Tots on Dec. 4

Wilkes-Barre music festival brings 5 venues and 19 acts together for Toys for Tots on Dec. 4

Live music made a massive return this year, and before 2021 wraps up, Kyle Demko is bringing the local music scene together for one last big festival – and a worthy cause. 19 different acts will perform across five downtown Wilkes-Barre bars and restaurants on Saturday, Dec. 4 for what he has simply dubbed “NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

Get $25 tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra in Wilkes-Barre for 25 hours only

From a press release: To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the group’s landmark album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will offer $25 tickets for 25 hours only on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. The multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group will play two shows at […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with 2 Wilkes-Barre shows on Nov. 21

Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates 25th anniversary with 2 Wilkes-Barre shows on Nov. 21

From a press release: It was announced today that the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be back on the road this holiday season for their highly anticipated Winter Tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of their landmark album “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” this year’s multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Nov. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City hosts free St. Patrick’s Day screening of ‘Quiet Man’ and ‘Rudy’ on March 13

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City hosts free St. Patrick’s Day screening of ‘Quiet Man’ and ‘Rudy’ on March 13

There may not be a St. Patrick’s Parade in Scranton this month, but a local nonprofit Irish Catholic fraternal organization will still celebrate the holiday with a festive socially distanced event. Scranton’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Paul “Hook” O’Malley Division 4 will host a free double feature of “The Quiet Man” and “Rudy” at the […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

Scranton pop band Modern Ties raises funds for St. Joseph’s Center with Festivus live stream on Dec. 23

We’ve all had a lot of problems this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, so now you’re going to hear about it this Festivus. Actually, Modern Ties is offering something much more pleasant to listen to on Wednesday, Dec. 23 – a free live streaming concert for the rest of us… and St. Joseph’s Center. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Backyard Ale House in Scranton offers free Christmas breakfast for struggling families on Dec. 25

Backyard Ale House in Scranton offers free Christmas breakfast for struggling families on Dec. 25

From a press release: This holiday season will be particularly tough for many families, so the Backyard Ale House in downtown Scranton is offering a free Christmas breakfast on Friday, Dec. 25 from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. For 11 years, Backyard Chef James Bodnar has volunteered on Christmas morning at the University of Scranton, and it […]

 The Conversation

On this Giving Tuesday, nonprofits are struggling to do more with less funding

On this Giving Tuesday, nonprofits are struggling to do more with less funding

Historically, nonprofits have gotten nearly a third of their charitable donations just during the month of December. In recent years, this flurry of giving has begun on #GivingTuesday, an online campaign that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. We asked Erica Mills Barnhart, a University of Washington nonprofits scholar, to explain how nonprofits […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA Gives raises $523,683 in one day for 167 local nonprofit organizations

NEPA Gives raises $523,683 in one day for 167 local nonprofit organizations

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation has announced that, in just 24 hours, 167 local nonprofit organizations worked together to collectively raise a total of $523,683 with NEPA Gives on Friday, June 5. NEPA Gives was hosted by the Scranton Area Community Foundation in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community […]

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