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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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After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

After more than a year, Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour reopens at McDade Park in Scranton on April 30

From a press release: Lackawanna County residents and area visitors can dive into a piece of local history once again. The Lackawanna Coal Mine Tour at McDade Park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) is back open for business, beginning this Friday, April 30. The award-winning tourist attraction will, for starters, be open on weekends – […]

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Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

Lackawanna Historical Society hosts local history game show virtually with ECTV on April 23-24, May 1

From a press release: Can you identify Scranton architectural landmarks? Do you know what natural feature originally covered Courthouse Square? Play along with the Lackawanna Historical Society’s 12th annual local history game show, “You Live Here, You Should Know This,” hosted virtually by Electric City Television. The first two rounds of the game will begin […]

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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 […]

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Lackawanna County parks accepting 2021 reservations for pavilions and athletic fields

Lackawanna County parks accepting 2021 reservations for pavilions and athletic fields

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have announced that the four county parks are now accepting reservations for gatherings at the respective pavilions and athletic fields. To make a reservation, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 570-963-6764. For more details about dates and […]

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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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