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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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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, […]

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Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

Mailboxes dance, sing, and deliver voting info in downtown Scranton on Oct. 31

From a press release: Following pop-up appearances in Honesdale and Hawley last week, a chorus of mailboxes will be dancing into Scranton on Halloween, just days before Election Day. “Delivering Democracy,” presented by the Farm Arts Collective, will appear at four outdoor public locations throughout downtown Scranton on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. […]

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Explore Scranton with ‘Valley Quest’ scavenger hunt and win prizes from Oct. 10-30

Explore Scranton with ‘Valley Quest’ scavenger hunt and win prizes from Oct. 10-30

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society is taking a modern approach to the past with “Valley Quest,” a competitive app-based scavenger hunt. Explore the city with an adventure called the “Scranton Safari.” The hunt will be open from Saturday, Oct. 10 through Friday, Oct. 30, sending participants on a mission around downtown Scranton […]

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Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

Boulders with 300-million-year-old fossils donated to McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: Waste Management’s Alliance Landfill has donated two large pieces of the region’s distant history to the Lackawanna County Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park in Scranton. Landfill Manager Glenn Kempa said the boulders, each with vivid fossilized images of ferns and tree branches that shaded Taylor and Ransom Township over 300 […]

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Lackawanna County artists and nonprofits can apply for COVID-19 Creative Community Grants through Sept. 15

Lackawanna County artists and nonprofits can apply for COVID-19 Creative Community Grants through Sept. 15

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is offering individual artists, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities the opportunity to apply for a Lackawanna County Arts and Culture COVID-19 Creative Community Grant for a variety of projects that provide the community with positive arts experiences. The activities can fall into the following categories: […]

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Fellows Park in West Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27

Fellows Park in West Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27

From a press release: In addition to the concerts at Nay Aug Park, the city of Scranton is continuing to host outdoor shows at Fellows Park in West Scranton. The free afternoon concerts at Fellows Park (1000-1098 Fellows St., Scranton) are held every Sunday from 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. They began with Von Storch on July […]

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Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Wednesday through Sept. 30

Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Wednesday through Sept. 30

From a press release: With its Sunday afternoon concerts now underway, the city of Scranton will begin its Wednesday night concert series tonight with The Chatter. The free shows will continue at Nay Aug Park (500 Arthur Ave., Scranton) every Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Showmobile parked next to the pool area. Seven more […]

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Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27

Nay Aug Park in Scranton hosts free concerts every Sunday through Sept. 27

From a press release: Starting a little later this year, the city of Scranton began hosting its weekly summer concert series with Fortunes on July 26. The free afternoon shows will continue at Nay Aug Park (500 Arthur Ave., Scranton) every Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Showmobile parked next to the pool area. Nine […]

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Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

Steamtown National Historic Site and Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton reopen on July 8

From a press release: Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local public health authorities, the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton is increasing recreational access this week. The National Park Service is working service-wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor […]

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