Rich Howells

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

La Festa Italiana in Scranton canceled due to coronavirus concerns

First it was the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade – then the coronavirus came for the Italian Festival. This morning, Lackawanna County and festival organizers announced that La Festa Italiana, scheduled for Sept. 4-7 on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton, has been canceled. The massively popular Labor Day weekend event typically brings more than 80 food […]

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Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

Scranton Chamber offers reopening businesses #reviveNEPA as Lackawanna County enters yellow phase

From a press release: The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce wants to ensure businesses are prepared to reopen as Lackawanna County moves into the yellow phase this Friday, June 5. Both Geisinger and the Scranton Chamber have released several important resources for Northeastern Pennsylvania companies to use as they prepare to get back to business. […]

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Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

Lackawanna County cancels cultural events like Scrantastic Spectacular, launches NEPA Artists Showcase

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department announced today that it will be redesigning its programming for the remainder of the year due to the coronavirus crisis to ensure the safety of the public. Upcoming summer programs, such as the Scrantastic Spectacular on July 3, Art in the Park series throughout […]

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Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

Lackawanna County Commissioners reopen 4 county parks for limited use

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Commissioners – Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick, and Chris Chermak – have approved the reopening of the four county parks for limited use beginning today at 7 a.m. McDade Park in Scranton, Merli-Sarnoski Park in Greenfield Township, Covington Park in Covington Township, and Aylesworth Park in Jermyn will be […]

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Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

Lackawanna County seeks artists and lecturers for paid ‘Arts and Culture Live’ digital program

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is seeking visual and performance artists as well as historical and heritage lecturers to take part in an uplifting and educational showcase on social media called “Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Live,” a new digital program designed to present the arts in a safe way during […]

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Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

Lackawanna County offers resource guide for creative community struggling during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: The arts and culture sector is especially vulnerable to issues posed by the current COVID-19 crisis by the nature of the work they do. Many artists are self-employed, and small businesses and nonprofits rely on a customer base. Additionally, arts and culture organizations provide programs for the public who are now […]

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Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

Lackawanna County issues call to artists for Art in the Park children’s events in July

From a press release: Lackawanna County is seeking visual and performing artists who enjoy working with children ages 4-12 to be a part of the Art in the Park program and ARTS Engage Day this summer. Art in the Park takes place in county parks outdoors under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will […]

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Bestselling humorist David Sedaris delivers free talk and book signing at Scranton Cultural Center on April 6

Bestselling humorist David Sedaris delivers free talk and book signing at Scranton Cultural Center on April 6

From a press release: The Lackawanna County Library System’s Matthew F. Flynn Library Lecture Series has announced that bestselling author and humorist David Sedaris is 2020’s American Masters Lecture speaker. Sedaris is the author of 11 collections of essays, many of which appeared first in The New Yorker. The titles of his books alone suggest […]

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Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

Lackawanna County lights up Courthouse Christmas tree with carols and hot chocolate on Dec. 5

From a press release: The official lighting of the Lackawanna County Christmas tree will be held this Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at the flag plaza on North Washington Avenue on Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton. The festive free event will offer refreshments, carols, and a lot of holiday fun. According to the Lackawanna […]

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Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

Lackawanna Winter Market returns with 70+ vendors at Globe Store in Scranton Dec. 6-8

From a press release: As downtown Scranton businesses decorate their storefront windows in time for the holiday season, Lackawanna County will light up the former Globe Store for its second annual Lackawanna Winter Market. A successor to the ScrantonMade Holiday Market of years past, the Lackawanna Winter Market will kick off this month’s First Friday […]

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