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Congratulations are in order It was no typical, hum-drum Monday night in the Electric City this week. Instead, it was a night of fabulous celebration featuring a regular who’s who of northeastern Pennsylvania inside the beautiful Mellow Theater at Lackawanna College at the Chamber Gala. The Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and MetroAction announced the...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570 Color us blue Did you hear that? On Wednesday morning, there was a collective sigh of relief in The 570 and across the country that Election Day 2012 came and went. Oh sure, we were as excited as the next butterfly about a nail-bitingly close Presidential race and we stayed up way past our bedtime to root for...

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No rest for the wicked Although Mother Nature’s wrath left us feeling drippy — and maybe even a bit droopy — this week, we must say, fluttering through events in The 570 this month was truly spirited. It was great to see the success of continuing events, such as the second annual Bonfire at the historic Iron Furnaces (did you see how long the line of...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   On tour Well, they got us. Just when we thought our favorite historical couple, The Zimmers (portrayed by Nelson Wood and Julie Esty), were absent from this year’s Dunmore Cemetery Tour, we heard squabbling nearby. She was shouting at him about drinking too much; he used the “cough syrup”...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   Magic in The 570 There was a lot of magic in the air this weekend as we fluttered our way through Lackawanna County. Our journey begins in the Electric City with First Friday, where we encountered a few friends in the Halloween spirit on the corner of Spruce and N. Washington — those crazy Jaycees....

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   Much to celebrate As we traveled throughout the region last week, we were reminded that there is much to celebrate in northeastern Pennsylvania. There’s no better place to begin our festive journey than at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre where we fluttered into the Fall for the Osterhout Gala on...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   Life is but a scream If aliens had landed on NEPA soil last week, they surely would have hopped back into the mother ship with a quickness, terrified by all the screaming. But they would have made a dreadful mistake because the screeches were all in good fun. From the ladies in Hazleton who appeared...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570 A wunderbar weekend Say it’s not so. Do we really have to retire our lederhosen and dirndls for another year? It’s hard to believe how quickly PA Oktoberfest came and went. Perhaps that old saying really is true — time flies when you’re having fun. And more than 35,000 people had plenty of fun at the...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   In good spirits We were in good company on Saturday morning when we fluttered into the Electric City for an early morning walk with, oh, just a few thousand of our closest friends. It was all part of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. At 8 a.m., we were a bit worried the threatening, gloomy sky might...

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SOCIAL NOTES & NEWS FROM YOUR FRIENDS IN THE 570   Maybe just one more bite … Is there any better way to end summer than with a slice of fresh pizza in one hand and a cannoli in the other? You know what we’re talking about — La Festa Italiana! We fluttered into the downtown with thousands of others to enjoy the Labor Day weekend tradition that...