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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre hosts free virtual musical ‘Santa’s Enchanted Workshop’

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced the first show in this season’s all-virtual Young People’s Theater Series, “Santa’s Enchanted Workshop.” The stream is available now to homeschoolers, pre-school-age children, and older children through their school curriculum at no cost. Teachers and parents can visit kirbycenter.org for more information. Questions […]

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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 […]

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WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

WVIA airs ‘The Nutcracker’ by Scranton Civic Ballet for first time on TV Dec. 20-27

From a press release: For the first time, WVIA will produce and air the Scranton Civic Ballet Company’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” on Sunday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. on WVIA-TV. This is the ballet company’s 34th annual “Nutcracker” presentation. Typically, it is shown as a live educational performance for 1,200 school children at […]

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Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

Sheetz releases vanilla donut hole beer in NEPA stores in limited quantities on Nov. 27

From a press release: This week, Sheetz announced a limited edition craft beer brewed with Shweetz Glazed Vanilla Donut Holes. Dubbed “Project Happy Hole-idayz,” this first-ever beer was brewed in partnership with Wicked Weed Brewing Company and will be released this weekend. Brewed with one pound per barrel of the brand’s vanilla doughnut holes, the […]

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Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton offers virtual visits from Santa on Nov. 27-Dec. 20

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site may have canceled the annual Santa Train this year, but Santa Claus is still coming to town this year – just electronically. The Electric City Trolley Museum in downtown Scranton is offering “A Virtual Visit with Santa from the North Pole,” an interactive children’s show on the […]

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Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

Historical Society hosts horse-drawn carriage tours in Scranton, holiday raffle, and virtual lectures

From a press release: Like so many things this year, the holidays are going to be a bit different at the Lackawanna Historical Society’s Catlin House in Scranton. However, there will be new holiday happenings this season, some virtually and others socially distanced. On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the LHS will be teaming up with Brookvalley […]

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Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

Drive-thru holiday display lights up Nay Aug Park in Scranton from Nov. 20-Jan. 7

In a time where social distancing is so important, the annual holiday light display at Nay Aug Park is the perfect event for families and their loved ones looking for a safe way to celebrate the season. Scranton’s largest park will begin hosting the Christmas light spectacle a week earlier this year, starting this Friday, […]

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WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

WVIA picks up annual tradition, airing Charlie Brown holiday specials on Nov. 22 and Dec. 13

From a press release: Since the 1960s, the classic Charlie Brown holiday specials have aired on network television, originally showing on CBS and later ABC. In October, fans across the country were upset to learn that Apple TV+ obtained the exclusive rights to the “Peanuts” films, so the annual tradition would be broken this year […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

Scranton rock radio station Alt 92.1 disappears overnight, replaced with Christmas music

The slogan for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio station Alt 92.1 was “sounds different.” Today, it sounds very different as alternative rock is replaced with Christmas music for the foreseeable future. The website and social media pages for Alt 92.1 and its weekly local music showcase Alt-Natives on Alt 92.1 have been taken down, replaced with a Christmas […]

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Lackawanna County Santa Train canceled for 2020 by Steamtown National Historic Site and LHVA

Lackawanna County Santa Train canceled for 2020 by Steamtown National Historic Site and LHVA

From a press release: Today, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton and the Lackawanna Heritage Valley Authority announced the cancellation of the Santa Train. The much-anticipated Santa Train has been a popular annual event in the Lackawanna Valley for a quarter century. Making stops in Carbondale, Archbald, Jessup, Olyphant, Dickson City, and Scranton, […]