NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

Pennsylvania Esports Coalition names new executive director, discusses school implementation

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Esports Coalition in Harrisburg has brought Todd Kowalski on as its new executive director. Kowalski, a seasoned professional in grassroots advocacy and coalition management, will continue to build awareness of the economic, educational, and social benefits associated with esports in Pennsylvania by further promoting partnerships, both in public and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman call on Pa. legislature to legalize cannabis for adults

Gov. Wolf and Lt. Gov. Fetterman call on Pa. legislature to legalize cannabis for adults

From a press release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf and Lt. Governor John Fetterman called on the legislature to take up the legalization of adult-use cannabis to help with the state’s economic recovery amid COVID-19. Legalization will also create more outlets for important restorative justice programs in the commonwealth. “Now more than ever, we see a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

NEPA music venues join National Indie Venue Association to save industry and request funding

From a press release: Formed at the onset of the COVID-19 shutdown, the National Independent Venue Association now has nearly 2,000 members in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., including venues like Stage West in Scranton and State College, the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre, the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, and ArtsQuest’s Musikfest Cafe and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pennsylvania allows sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from struggling bars and restaurants

Pennsylvania allows sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from struggling bars and restaurants

From a press release: Today, Governor Tom Wolf today signed House Bill 327, now Act 21 of 2020, allowing the temporary sale of mixed drinks and cocktails to-go from bars, restaurants, and hotels with a liquor license. The law takes effect immediately. “This new temporary rule creates more business for bars and restaurants when they […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton’s real mayor and Dunder Mifflin CEO actor chat about census in ‘The Office’ PSA

VIDEO: Scranton’s real mayor and Dunder Mifflin CEO actor chat about census in ‘The Office’ PSA

The fictional world of the hit NBC sitcom “The Office” and the actual city of Scranton it portrays collided today in a new video promoting the U.S. census. Produced by Electric City Television, it shows Paige Cognetti, the actual mayor of Scranton, and actor Andy Buckley playing David Wallace, the TV show’s CEO of the […]

 The Conversation

Small businesses still struggle to receive aid after hurricanes, coronavirus, and other disasters

Small businesses still struggle to receive aid after hurricanes, coronavirus, and other disasters

The U.S. government has committed hundreds of billions of dollars to help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. But early reports suggest larger companies are gobbling up much of the aid, while many of the neediest ones – particularly those with only a few dozen employees – aren’t benefiting. For example, large, generally profitable companies […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

Fine Wine & Good Spirits makes $3.64 million in 4 days, expands curbside pickup to 565 locations in Pennsylvania

From a press release: Starting today, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has expanded its curbside pickup service introduced last week to 389 more Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

Fine Wine & Good Spirits offers curbside pickup at these 176 locations in Pennsylvania during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has begun offering limited curbside pickup service at 176 Fine Wine & Good Spirits locations across the commonwealth to serve more customers seeking wine and spirits while maintaining social distancing practices in the interest of public health and safety during the coronavirus pandemic. “Today, 106 Fine […]

 Rich Howells

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Gov. Wolf issues guidelines to suspend Pennsylvania gatherings and events for 14 days

Yesterday, Governor Tom Wolf provided guidance to mitigate the spread of coronavirus across Pennsylvania over the next 14 days, including a “suspension of large gatherings, events, conferences of 250 individuals or more” that has made many local venues, bars, and restaurants cancel or postpone concerts during an important weekend for both businesses and artists in […]

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Fine Wine & Good Spirits website now offers free shipping on orders over $99 in Pennsylvania

Fine Wine & Good Spirits website now offers free shipping on orders over $99 in Pennsylvania

From a press release: New for 2020, Fine Wine & Good Spirits has updated its standard shipping policy to provide free shipping to home and business addresses in Pennsylvania on orders over $99 placed on finewineandgoodspirits.com. “The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is committed to delivering an exceptional online shopping experience to consumers in terms of […]

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