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‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner will return to Scranton to sign new book ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ on Nov. 18

‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner will return to Scranton to sign new book ‘Welcome to Dunder Mifflin’ on Nov. 18

Brian Baumgartner, who played Dunder Mifflin accountant Kevin Malone on the hit NBC sitcom “The Office,” is returning to Scranton in more ways than one. First, he is revisiting the fictional Electric City of the show in a new book called “Welcome to Dunder Mifflin: The Ultimate Oral History of The Office,” which is set […]

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University of Scranton grads launch Sylf alcohol dispensing startup via crowdfunding platform Wefunder

University of Scranton grads launch Sylf alcohol dispensing startup via crowdfunding platform Wefunder

From a press release: Sylf, a startup company created by University of Scranton graduates to enhance the bartending experience, launched its first fundraising campaign on Oct. 28. Sylf is a tech company that offering an innovative concept that reinvents how customers receive their favorite beverages while on a night out. Sylf’s touchscreen alcohol dispensers, which […]

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University of Scranton String Orchestra performs with John-Morgan Bush on Oct. 30

University of Scranton String Orchestra performs with John-Morgan Bush on Oct. 30

From a press release: Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present a concert featuring the university’s String Orchestra and guest artist John-Morgan Bush on Saturday, Oct. 30. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Houlihan-McLean Center (342 Jefferson Ave., Scranton), situated at the corner of Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue in […]

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Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

Free panel discussion examines pop culture’s view of Scranton at Cultural Center on Oct. 19

From a press release: Scranton is the birthplace of Joe Biden, the current president of the United States, and the hometown of the father of former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. It is the location of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company in the NBC sitcom “The Office.” It’s where the Pennsylvania Polka started. It […]

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Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

Hexagon Project celebrates 15 years of activist artwork with Scranton exhibit on Sept. 10

From a press release: If the years 2020 and 2021 have taught people anything, they have reminded everyone of the importance of community and the reassurance that, even when they cannot gather in person, they are able to experience the power of connection with others through technology. The Interdependence Hexagon Project, like so many nonprofits, […]

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Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

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New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

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University of Scranton hosts virtual Schemel Forum series on world affairs during spring semester

University of Scranton hosts virtual Schemel Forum series on world affairs during spring semester

From a press release: During the spring semester, the Schemel Forum’s World Affairs seminars at the University of Scranton will deliver a full spectrum of enlightening virtual presentations on current topics starting in February. Eight experts in their fields will bring their insights into the homes of area residents, once again through a Zoom format […]

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‘Carrie: The Musical’ takes bloody revenge on University of Scranton Players Feb. 28-March 8

‘Carrie: The Musical’ takes bloody revenge on University of Scranton Players Feb. 28-March 8

From a press release: The University of Scranton Players will present the gripping and tragic tale of “Carrie: The Musical,” based on the horror novel by bestselling author Stephen King and updated for the 21st century, on Friday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 8. Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast bullied […]

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Author Amye Archer talks about school shooting survivors at Marywood University in Scranton on Dec. 9

Author Amye Archer talks about school shooting survivors at Marywood University in Scranton on Dec. 9

From a press release: Marywood University’s Department of Communication, Language, and Literature will host the next entry in its “An Evening with Authors” series with Amye Archer, co-editor of the book “If I Don’t Make It, I Love You: Survivors in the Aftermath of School Shootings.” The free event will take place on Monday, Dec. […]

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