Geisinger to Host Free Community Shred Events across Northeastern and Central Pennsylvania

In observance of Earth Day, Geisinger will host free community shred events across northeastern and central Pennsylvania throughout the month of April.

Employees and members of the public are invited to bring any personal or professional confidential documents — such as bank statements, credit card bills and tax forms — to be securely shredded on-site and recycled.

Each person is limited to three boxes. Do not use bins for non-paper waste or garbage.

For more information, call 570-271-6030.

Community shred events:

  • Monday, April 8Geisinger Mt. Pleasant, 531 Mt. Pleasant Drive, Scranton, 7 – 11 a.m. 
  • Tuesday, April 9Geisinger Healthplex State College, 132 Abigail Lane, Port Matilda, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 12Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 1175 E. Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Monday, April 15Geisinger Health Plan Hughes Center, 9 Stearns Lane, Danville, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, April 16Geisinger Jersey Shore Hospital, 1020 Thompson St., Jersey Shore, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Thursday, April 18Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, 400 Highland Ave., Lewistown, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 19Geisinger Shamokin Area Community Hospital, 4200 Hospital Road, Coal Township, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Monday, April 22Geisinger Medical Center Muncy, 255 Route 220, Muncy, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 23Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, 549 Fair St., Bloomsburg, 7 – 11 a.m.
  • Friday, April 26Geisinger Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, 1175 East Mountain Blvd., Wilkes-Barre, Noon – 4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 29Geisinger Health Plan Hughes Center, 9 Stearns Lane, Danville, Noon – 4 p.m.

Anthracite Heritage Museum Announces Spring Reopening

The Anthracite Heritage Museum is thrilled to announce our reopening for Spring on March 1st!!   New this year we have extended our weekly public days to Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.  As always school tours, group tours, and research visits are available during business hours every day of the week.  22 Bald Mountain Road, McDade Park, Scranton.

Upcoming events:
March 11, 2024.  Charter Day
This is the annual day that the PHMC celebrates the founding of Pennsylvania with free admission across all state historic sites and museums.  This year the Anthracite Heritage Museum is excited to add a special program by Justin W. Emershaw.  Justin is a mining engineer with Atlantic Carbon Group, in Hazleton and he will give an in depth and evocative presentation on the current state of anthracite coal mining.  He gave a similar program during the recent Mining History Month program at Eckley Miners’ Village to rave reviews.  If you ever wanted to know about anthracite coal mines and what’s happening today, come down to the museum on Charter Day.
March 11, 2024.  2:00 pm.  Anthracite Heritage Museum, McDade Park, Scranton.

Industrial Heritage Study tour of the United Kingdom sponsored by the Anthracite Heritage Museum, September 2024.  Join us on a sensational tour of the United Kingdom to study significant industrial heritage sites that contributed to the rapid global expansion of industrial activity from the late 18th into the 19th centuries. This 15 day tour will start in Glasgow and end in Portsmouth and include several UNESCO world heritage industrial sites.  Key sites include: New Lanark, Falkirk Wheel, Mersey Tunnel, Manchester Science and Industry Museum, Menai Suspension Bridge, Telford Suspension Bridge, Anderton Boat Lift, Quarry Bank Mill, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Snowdon Mountain Railway, National Slate Museum, Ironbridge Gorge, SS Great Britain, the Concorde, Great Flat Lode, King Edward Mine Museum, Royal Cornwall Museum, Gwennap Pit, Geevor Tin Mine, Wheal Martyn Clay Works, Brickworks Museum, Bucklers Hard, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, HMS Victory. Interesting four-star hotels, all breakfasts and several dinners included.  Dates: September 14th – September 29th. Leaving from Philadelphia to Glasgow, Returning from London to Philadelphia.  Details:

May 2024. Opening of the 50 year retrospective of Anthracite Photographer Scott Herring’s work.  Scott has been documenting the people and places of anthracite since he was young.  The museum is thrilled to work with Scott to share this monumental exhibit of his remarkable career.  Dates and details to follow.

June 8,9 2024 Arts on Fire
Join us for our annual celebration of our industrial heritage and the arts taking place at the historic Scranton Iron Furnaces.  Iron pours, live music, arts demonstrations, food.  Details forthcoming.

Noteology Hosts Galentine’s Day Events


Friday, February 9th & Sunday, February 11th

*With several time slots available each day!


Thursday, February 8th & Saturday, February 10th

*With several time slots available each day!

For more details and to grab your tickets, click here:

Have some more fun at our Pop-up Flower Bar too! 

On February 10th & 11th from 11-2 pm, McKenzi Fox will be here from Eclectic Florals guiding you though making your own bouquet! Her blooms are stunning & she’s fabulous to work with too! 

For more details and to grab your tickets, click here:

NeighborWorks Taking Applications for Beautiful Blocks Program

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, February 5 for the 2024 cycle of Beautiful Blocks, a home improvement program jointly sponsored by NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania and the City of Scranton, City of Pittston, and City of Carbondale. Beautiful Blocks provides matching grants of up to $1,000 per property to groups of five or more residents in participating communities to help them make exterior improvements to their homes.

The Beautiful Blocks program seeks to make neighborhoods throughout Scranton, Pittston, and Carbondale more attractive places to live. Eligible exterior improvements include everything from landscaping and painting to larger projects like sidewalks, front porch repair, door and window replacement, and more!

This is the first year Beautiful Blocks is available to residents of the City of Pittston. Also new this year, Scranton residents who decide to replace their front sidewalk are eligible for an additional $3,000 in grant funds, on top of the $1,000 standard grant and the property owner’s $1,000 match.
Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process. Applications will be judged on the number of participating residents, project impact and coordination, and the likelihood of neighbors continuing to work together in the future. Pre-applications are being accepted until.

Monday, March 18. Awards will be announced in May, with work taking place throughout the summer.
“We’re excited to kick-off the sixth year of Beautiful Blocks by expanding the program to the City of Pittston and offering a special incentive for Scranton residents to repair their sidewalks,” said NeighborWorks’ Director of Community Development, Todd Pousley. “Better sidewalks make a community more walkable, and other improvements to the outside of homes improve the quality of life for everyone who lives on a block.”

Over the first five cycles of Beautiful Blocks in the City of Scranton, along with the first three Beautiful Blocks cycles in the City of Carbondale, more than 500 individual projects have been completed by participating residents, grouped into 69 block groups. More than $418,000 in grant funding has been distributed to as part of these projects, with participating residents contributing more than $1 million in matching funds to improving their neighborhoods.

For residents in participating cities who are interested in applying for the 2024 program cycle, public information sessions will be held in each community next week:

Monday, February 5, 5:30 p.m., Carbondale Public Library (Community Room)
Tuesday, February 6, 6:00 p.m., Pittston Memorial Library (John P. Cosgrove Center)
Wednesday, February 7, 6:00 p.m., Scranton Public Library (Henkelman Room)

Scranton, Pittston and Carbondale residents interested in participating in the Beautiful Blocks program can download pre-application instructions and access the pre-application document (beginning Monday, February 5) by visiting
More information is also available by contacting Gerard Hetman, NeighborWorks Northeastern Pennsylvania Community Development Specialist, at (570) 558-2490 or

Broadway in Scranton Tickets on Sale this Friday

Just in time for the holidays, the remaining shows in Broadway in Scranton’s 2023 – 2024 season go on sale this Friday, December 8 at 10AM! Tickets for ANNIE, THE CHER SHOW, COME FROM AWAY, and PRETTY WOMAN – THE MUSICAL will be available online at and in person at the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office. All shows at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple.

Box Office hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 5 PM, Saturday 10AM – 2PM.

Ticket buyers are reminded that the Scranton Cultural Center Box Office,, and are the only official retail ticket outlets for all individual Broadway in Scranton tickets. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that Broadway in Scranton is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

Want to give the gift of theatre but not sure what they’d like? Gift certificates are also available! These certificates are good for any Broadway in Scranton show, and they can be used on single tickets, group tickets or season tickets.  You can purchase a gift certificate in any denomination at the Broadway Theatre League office by phone at 570-342-7784 or in person at 345 N. Washington Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503. The office is open from 10AM to 4PM, Monday through Friday. 

This package includes HAIRSPRAY, ANNIE, THE CHER SHOW, COME FROM AWAY, and PRETTY WOMAN – THE MUSICAL. 5-Show Season Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at the Broadway Theatre League (BTL) office (345 North Washington Ave, Scranton, PA) or by calling the BTL office at 570-342-7784. BTL Office Hours are Monday – Friday 10AM – 4PM. Season Ticket prices are $205, $280, $330 and $395.

Season Ticket benefits include:

The Best Seats … Select your seats prior to shows going on sale

Same Great Seat … The same seat for each show

Value … over buying individual show tickets… Season Tickets save time & money!

Convenience … One order and you get tickets to all season shows

Payment plans … Flexible payment plan options available to space your purchase out over time. (NOTE: Payment plans cannot be arranged online and must be arranged in person at the BTL office or over the phone at 570.342.7784.)

Ticket Exchange … If you cannot attend a performance, you can exchange your tickets for another performance of the same show.

Guaranteed Nights Out … Season Tickets provide you the opportunity to pre-plan nights out

Free Ticket Insurance … Lose your tickets? No problem! We’ll replace them at no charge.

Extra Shows & Tickets … Season Ticket holders are the first to hear about any extra shows that are added throughout the season and receive advance purchase privileges


The Women’s Resource Center to Host Santa’s Snippers

Santa’s Snippers is back and so are the professional area stylists!

The Women’s Resource Center Association has scheduled its 32nd Annual Santa’s Snippers Cut-A-Thon for Sunday, December 3, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Career Technology Center (CTC) of Lackawanna County located at 3201 Rockwell Avenue, Scranton (across from Schiff’s).

While the CTC and its students will be hosting our event, Professional Licensed hair stylists from area salons and barbershops will donate their time and talent that day providing all of the haircuts. Haircuts are $15 and all of the proceeds go toward providing our survivors the resources they need to escape abuse. Walk-ins are Welcome! Guest Stylists are from all over the area including Sanderson Salon, Loyalty Barber Shop, and more!

Johnson College to Host Event at Simplex Homes

Johnson College is hosting a Closer Look at its popular 2-year Electrical Construction Technology program on December 13, 2023, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in its unique industry lab space at Simplex Homes at 1 Simplex Drive in Scranton, PA.

The event will feature opportunities to learn about the degree program, career opportunities, and the enrollment process. The Johnson College Enrollment team, Electrical Construction Technology students and staff, and representatives from Simplex Homes will be available to answer questions.

The two-year Electrical Construction Technology Associates Degree program prepares students as entry-level technicians for the operation, inspection, installation, calibration, repair, maintenance, and safety of residential and commercial electrical equipment.

Register for the event at For more information, contact the College’s Enrollment department at (570) 702-8856 or