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‘Agnes’ flood documentary premieres at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on 50th anniversary, June 23

‘Agnes’ flood documentary premieres at F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on 50th anniversary, June 23

From a press release: “Agnes,” a new 90-minute documentary, will premiere on Thursday, June 23 at the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts, one of the many buildings caught in the devastating flood throughout Wilkes-Barre five decades ago. The film was produced in cooperation with the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society to note the 50th anniversary […]

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WVIA premieres new documentary ‘Agnes 50: Life After the Flood’ on June 23

From a press release: This June marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Agnes’ devastation of Northeastern Pennsylvania. WVIA will commemorate the day with “Agnes 50,” a multi-platform initiative that will explore the events of June 23, 1972, as well as the response in the years after. The initiative will include the original documentary film “Agnes […]

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Original Little Golden Books artwork on display at Penn College in Williamsport Jan. 19-March 30

Original Little Golden Books artwork on display at Penn College in Williamsport Jan. 19-March 30

From a press release: An exhibition of America’s beloved Little Golden Books opens Wednesday, Jan. 19 at The Gallery at Penn College in Williamsport, offering viewers a range of discoveries, from exploring old favorites and appreciating their classic illustrations to learning about the publishing enterprise’s fascinating history. “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 75 Years of […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society presents story of mining ‘Labor Priest’ in Scranton play on Jan. 30

Lackawanna Historical Society presents story of mining ‘Labor Priest’ in Scranton play on Jan. 30

From a press release: As part of the annual January celebration of Anthracite Mining Heritage Month, the Lackawanna Historical Society will present an introductory Lackawanna County premiere of the one-act play “For the Least of Them.” The performance will be presented to a limited live audience at the society’s headquarters, the Catlin House (232 Monroe […]

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Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

From a press release: Scranton is the birthplace of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, and the hometown of the father of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is the location of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in the NBC sitcom “The Office.” It’s where the Pennsylvania Polka started. It […]

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‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

‘Scranton After Dark’ walking tours reveal city’s haunted history and paranormal activities Sept. 17-Oct. 29

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society’s “Scranton After Dark” haunted walking tours prove that truth is scarier than fiction. Stroll around downtown Scranton as the society tells true tales of mayhem and mysterious happenings at some of your favorite places, as well as findings from past paranormal investigations. Tours will be given on […]

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VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

VIDEO: Everhart Museum acquires historic Scranton paintings by Dunmore artist John Willard Raught

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art has unveiled five paintings by Impressionist landscape artist and Dunmore native John Willard Raught (1857-1931) that were recently acquired by the Scranton museum. These works, which were obtained from the estate of a regional collector, will be on view in the John […]

 Rich Howells

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton saved from demolition after outpouring of online support

Joe Bob Briggs often says, “The drive in will never die,” and today, he is more right than ever before. As the cult film critic, television host, and well-known drive-in supporter prepares to kick off his inaugural Joe Bob’s Jamboree this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater, the historic Lehighton venue is celebrating a personal […]

 Rich Howells

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Planned solar farm threatens to ‘demolish’ historic Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton

Over the past year, drive-in theaters went from rare relics of a bygone era to essential venues for entertainment and social gatherings, providing safe ways to enjoy movies, live music, graduations, and other events during the pandemic and reminding everyone of the historic and cultural significance of these outdoor venues. How quickly people forget. Yesterday, […]

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Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

Everhart Museum in Scranton hosts free admission day and Native American programs on July 17

From a press release: The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton will be hosting “Light on Culture: Free Admission Day” on Saturday, July 17. Entry will be free to the public all day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., with presentations and displays being featured from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Inspired by the museum’s […]

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