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Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

Scranton monument to lawmaker and women’s rights pioneer Marion L. Munley will be unveiled on Oct. 15

From a press release: Marion L. Munley, a former member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and pioneer in women’s equality, will become the first woman included in Scranton’s Distinguished Citizens Memorial when her monument is unveiled on Friday, Oct. 15 on the Spruce Street side of the Lackawanna County Courthouse at 1 p.m. Munley […]

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Lackawanna County restaurants will participate in photo contest during the holidays

Lackawanna County restaurants will participate in photo contest during the holidays

From a press release: This holiday season, Lackawanna County and the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce are asking foodies and everyday restaurant patrons to “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” at their favorite public places. From Nov. 25 through Jan. 1, they will encourage residents to take photos of their favorite food or drink at a […]

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Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

Lackawanna RiverFest flows forward with music, beer garden, ducks, and more in Scranton on Sept. 25

From a press release: The pandemic has once again forced the Lackawanna River Conservation Association to postpone its major fundraiser, which is usually held in May, so a slightly different RiverFest will move forward on Saturday, Sept. 25 at Sweeney’s Beach in the Pine Brook neighborhood of Scranton from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The LRCA’s 34th […]

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Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

Learn ‘The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Sept. 12

From a press release: As part of its Arts Engage initiative, the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department is sponsoring “The Art of Chinese Tea Ceremony” featuring Dr. Kathy Wang, an authority on the subject, in Shopland Hall at the Scranton Cultural Center on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 3 p.m. Tea ceremonies have been performed […]

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NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

NEPA music and entertainment venues receive $10.7 million in COVID-19 relief funds

From a press release: Last week, State Representative Matt Cartwright (D-Moosic) announced that 12 venues in Pennsylvania’s 8th District will receive a total of $10.7 million from the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants program. Cartwright voted to establish the program through the bipartisan COVID-19 relief package passed in December of 2020, then enhance it by helping […]

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Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

Lackawanna County offers recovery grants to musicians and DJs affected by COVID-19

From a press release: Many local musicians struggle to make ends meet as it is, so when COVID-19 hit last year, it dealt a crippling blow to their livelihoods. The economic collapse of the live music industry affected not only the musician themselves, but countless other professionals, including managers, sound technicians, stage crew, lighting directors, […]

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Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

Fireworks, vendor village, mural art, and music set off First Friday Scranton on July 2

From a press release: Among the many local Fourth of July celebrations coming up this weekend, Lackawanna County will be sponsoring a fireworks display as part of the First Friday Scranton on July 2 starting at 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will launch from the Electric City Parking Garage (300 Spruce St., Scranton). In addition to […]

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Free Sunday concerts return to Nay Aug Park in Scranton through Sept. 12

Free Sunday concerts return to Nay Aug Park in Scranton through Sept. 12

From a press release: On May 23, the city of Scranton began hosting its weekly summer concert series with Picture Perfect. The free afternoon shows will continue at Nay Aug Park (500 Arthur Ave., Scranton) every Sunday at the Showmobile parked next to the pool area. There will not be Wednesday evening concerts this year, […]

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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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