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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

175 local nonprofit organizations raising funds during first NEPA Gives day on June 5

From a press release: The Scranton Area Community Foundation, in partnership with the Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center, and other community sponsors, will host NEPA Gives this Friday, June 5. Promoted as the single largest day of philanthropy in Northeastern Pennsylvania, NEPA […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

Marley’s Mission hosts 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at Hilton Scranton on Feb. 15

From a press release: Marley’s Mission, a nonprofit organization in Clarks Summit that provides equine-based therapy free of charge to children who have experienced trauma, will host its 10th annual Blue Ribbon Gala at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center on Saturday, Feb. 15 from 6 p.m.-11 p.m. This black tie optional evening of fun, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Pietasters headline free Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 8

The Pietasters headline free Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Feb. 8

From a press release: The Carve 4 Cancer Winter Festival is coming back to where the first festival took place, Montage Mountain in Scranton, and it promises to be bigger and better than ever with a banked slalom course, rail jam, après ski party, beer release, drink specials, and free live music all day, along […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

Scranton electronic artist Lady Hectic returns with new album and Mystery Masquerade Ball benefiting NEPA youth

From a press release: Scranton electronic musician and Hectic Management and Promotions owner Stephanie Hill, a.k.a. Lady Hectic, has been quiet for the past two years – and for good reason. When her daughter was born on July 4, 2017, she took some time away to enjoy being a mother for the first time. Now […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

Electric City Music Conference organizers raise money for charity by losing weight and getting healthy

From a press release: The organizers of the Electric City Music Conference decided to get healthy by losing weight while raising money for charity before this year’s event in Scranton. The duo had donors sponsor each pound lost with a financial commitment. Joe Caviston and Ken Norton lost a combined 68 pounds and raised $2,160 […]

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