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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

 Rich Howells

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin visits child fighting cancer for Christmas

Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin visits child fighting cancer for Christmas

Even with international fame and multi-platinum records, Wilkes-Barre rock band Breaking Benjamin continues to give back to fans as well as charitable causes, particularly St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where they have visited children with cancer and performed for them. Last year, the band came to the hospital bed of a St. Louis police officer […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

NEPA SCENE PODCAST: Shots for Tots and raising money for art students in Wilkes-Barre

Recorded and produced every week by Internet marketing company Coal Creative in their production studio in downtown Wilkes-Barre, the award-winning NEPA Scene Podcast presents honest, uncensored interviews and in-depth discussions about local arts, entertainment, and the issues that matter to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The live, multi-camera show streams in high definition on NEPA Scene’s Facebook page […]

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Shop Pop-up for a Cause at Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 30 benefits special needs children

Shop Pop-up for a Cause at Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre on Nov. 30 benefits special needs children

From a press release: On Thursday, Nov. 30, the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce will present its first Shop Pop-up for a Cause at Midtown Village in Wilkes-Barre from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sponsored by Vision Imaging of Kingston, this event will feature a holiday marketplace with unique holiday gifts, live carolers and entertainment, […]

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All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]