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Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

Scranton residents and nonprofits volunteer for ‘City Pride’ cleanup June 5-12

From a press release: After a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19, Scranton City Pride cleanups and plantings are returning to the Electric City. Today, organizers announced the week-long event will be reintroduced in neighborhoods throughout the city and the downtown business district thanks to a partnership between Scranton Tomorrow, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania, and the city […]

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Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

Gov. Wolf will lift all COVID-19 restrictions in Pa. on Memorial Day, except for masking

From a press release: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced today that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. This includes capacity restrictions on bars, restaurants, theaters, casinos, and other entertainment venues, as well as indoor and outdoor […]

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Lackawanna County seeks local artwork to ‘beautify’ Government Center in Scranton

Lackawanna County seeks local artwork to ‘beautify’ Government Center in Scranton

From a press release: Today, Lackawanna County announced that it is seeking artwork for a “Beautify the Building” initiative. Area artists are invited to submit images of artwork celebrating Lackawanna County. The program’s goal is to showcase local artwork throughout its Government Center, located on Wyoming Avenue in the old Globe Store in downtown Scranton […]

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Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

Recovery grants for Lackawanna and Luzerne County hospitality businesses open in March

From press releases: Both Lackawanna and Luzerne counties will release millions of dollars in grants to help restaurants, hotels, and other businesses in the hospitality industry following an exceptionally difficult year. In February, Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 1 of 2021 into law, which set aside $145 million to establish the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery […]

 Rich Howells

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

NEPA music venues still await federal relief funds from Save Our Stages legislation

As part of the $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress passed at the end of 2020, “$15 billion in dedicated funding for live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions,” according to a Dec. 20 statement from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. However, as February comes to a close, those businesses have […]

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WVIA rebroadcasts ‘War Stories’ about Pittston WWII vet Patrick Solano on Jan. 29-31

WVIA rebroadcasts ‘War Stories’ about Pittston WWII vet Patrick Solano on Jan. 29-31

From a press release: In remembrance of Patrick Solano, a decorated World War II veteran who became a public servant under nine Pennsylvania governors, WVIA will air a special rebroadcast of the award-winning original documentary film “War Stories: Pat Solano” this Friday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Jan. 31 at 1:30 p.m. […]

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Live event industry offers venues and workers to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in letter to President Biden

Live event industry offers venues and workers to help with COVID-19 vaccine rollout in letter to President Biden

From a press release: In a letter to President Joe Biden today, AEG, Bandit Lites, Broadway League, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, International Association of Venue Managers, Live Nation, the National Association of Music Merchants, the National Independent Talent Organization, the National Independent Venue Association (whose members include many Northeastern Pennsylvania venues and festivals), […]

 Rich Howells

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

PHOTOS: Giant Dundie Award presented to Scranton by Peacock and ‘The Office’ stars

Despite airing its final episode in 2013, “The Office” was still the most streamed television show of 2020. This week, Nielsen reported that Americans streamed more than 57 billion minutes of the NBC sitcom last year on Netflix, and now all nine seasons have moved to Peacock starting Jan. 1. To celebrate and memorialize Scranton […]

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Gov. Wolf allows bars, restaurants, entertainment, and more to reopen Jan. 4 with previous restrictions in place

Gov. Wolf allows bars, restaurants, entertainment, and more to reopen Jan. 4 with previous restrictions in place

From a press release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said that the time-limited mitigation orders they put in place on Dec. 12 have helped to begin flattening the curve of new COVID-19 cases following the post-Thanksgiving surge in Pennsylvania. As a result, the Wolf administration announced today that the […]

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Gov. Wolf approves $145 million for Pa. businesses, urges Congress to provide more COVID-19 relief

Gov. Wolf approves $145 million for Pa. businesses, urges Congress to provide more COVID-19 relief

From a press release: After approving $145 million to support Pennsylvania businesses adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic last week, Governor Tom Wolf thanked Congress for providing further relief to Pennsylvanians, releasing the following statement on Monday: I am pleased that the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Package was signed into law last night. The COVID-19 pandemic […]

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