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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 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 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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McDade Park in Scranton celebrates 40th anniversary with county ceremony on July 30

McDade Park in Scranton celebrates 40th anniversary with county ceremony on July 30

From a press release: Recreational opportunities are plentiful in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Small neighborhood parks and playgrounds offer youngsters the opportunity to hone their sports skills, make new friends, or take a ride on swings of all types. There is one location in Lackawanna County where you can do all of these activities and more in […]

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Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events

Lackawanna County puts out call to artists for 2016 Art in the Park children’s events

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 this summer. The program takes place outside under a pavilion and/or tent. Each visual artist will have his or her own picnic table. Performing artists […]

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Laughter is the best medicine on World Laughter Day at McDade Park in Scranton

Laughter is the best medicine on World Laughter Day at McDade Park in Scranton

Pennsylvania winters can seem grueling, bleak, and downright depressing. Now that the ice has thawed and the sun is out, it is time to warm your heart with the power of laughter. Scranton business Laugh to Live will sponsor two events this year that celebrate World Laughter Day. The World Laughter Day celebration, started by […]

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Sledding is back at McDade Park in Scranton

Sledding is back at McDade Park in Scranton

From a press release: McDade Park is once again offering some exciting winter fun – sledding. Thanks to the recent snowfalls, the hill is ready and families are making their way to the park (1 Bald Mountain Rd., Scranton) for this old-fashioned winter activity. According to the Lackawanna County Commissioners Corey D. O’Brien, Jim Wansacz, […]