Rich Howells

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

Luzerne County comedian Zack Hammond releases offensively ‘Considerate’ new album

In times like these, some people need positive and reassuring words to lift their spirits and take their minds off the grim situation. Other people accept how bad things are and embrace a dark sense of humor to get them through this harsh reality. If you find yourself in the latter group, the new comedy […]

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Luzerne County concert series drives bands through 6 neighborhoods on flatbed truck every Friday from July 10-Aug. 7

Luzerne County concert series drives bands through 6 neighborhoods on flatbed truck every Friday from July 10-Aug. 7

From a press release: Last year, music filled the air near the Luzerne County Courthouse and brought the community together for the first Rockin’ the River Summer concert series along the Wilkes-Barre River Common. This year, the coronavirus pandemic is keeping people closer to home, but Luzerne County is not going to let COVID-19 stop […]

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Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

Box office at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre reopens with added ‘stimulus incentive’

From a press release: The Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township announced today that its box office will reopen for event ticket transactions beginning this Tuesday, June 23 at 10 a.m. with a “stimulus incentive.” This plan comes days after Luzerne County entered the green phase of the state’s reopening on June […]

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Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

Businesses take ‘Luzerne County Ready Pledge’ to reopen safely in yellow phase on May 29

From a press release: As Luzerne County prepares to transition into the yellow phase of reopening this week, local organizations are launching the new Luzerne County Ready Pledge to communicate a commitment made by businesses of all sizes to protect the health, safety, and well-being of their employees and customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Being […]

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Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

Gaslight Theatre presents comedic Shakespeare shows throughout Luzerne County Sept. 12-22

From a press release: The Gaslight Theatre Company will present their comedic fall production, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged),” in three locations around Luzerne County this month, including two free performances. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield (Reduced Shakespeare Company), “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” is a saucy, […]

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Free Rockin’ the River concert series comes to Wilkes-Barre River Common July 12-26

Free Rockin’ the River concert series comes to Wilkes-Barre River Common July 12-26

From a press release: Three free outdoor concerts at the Wilkes-Barre River Common were announced today by Luzerne County, the Visitors Bureau, and the Wilkes-Barre Riverfront Parks Committee. The Rockin’ the River series will be held Friday nights in July at Millennium Circle alongside the Susquehanna River in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Patrons are encouraged to bring […]

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Pennsylvania offers free naloxone on Dec. 13 to help stop opioid overdoses

Pennsylvania offers free naloxone on Dec. 13 to help stop opioid overdoses

From a press release: Governor Tom Wolf’s administration will provide naloxone for free to any Pennsylvanian who wants it at nearly 80 locations across the state, primarily at state health centers and county/municipal health departments, on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. as part of Pennsylvania’s ongoing effort to reduce the number of opioid […]

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SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Diesel (senior yellow Lab) and April (striped tabby cat)

SHELTER SUNDAY: Meet Diesel (senior yellow Lab) and April (striped tabby cat)

Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge teams up with NEPA Scene every week for Shelter Sunday, a post that features dogs, cats, and occasionally some surprises up for adoption in the hopes of finding them a loving home. Blue Chip Farm (974 Lockville Rd., Dallas) is a no-kill shelter, a place where no animal is too […]

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Learn history of ‘Heynabonics: How We Talk in NEPA’ at Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 20

Learn history of ‘Heynabonics: How We Talk in NEPA’ at Osterhout Library in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 20

From a press release: Whether you grew up in Northeastern Pennsylvania or you’re just passing through, there’s no denying that locals have a particular dialect in the Valley. Jokingly referred to as “Heynabonics” by the hilarious comedy video by One Laugh at Least and the Community Film Project that went viral in 2007, the quirky […]

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ARCHIVES: Director Robert May searches for cinematic justice in ‘Kids for Cash’ documentary

ARCHIVES: Director Robert May searches for cinematic justice in ‘Kids for Cash’ documentary

When federal prosecutors charged Luzerne County judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan in 2009 with accepting millions of dollars from a new, privately-owned juvenile detention facility where they had harshly sentenced over 3,000 children, everyone in the country seemed to have an opinion on the scandal dubbed “kids for cash,” particularly about the corrupt judiciary. […]