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  • Bonfire Festival at Iron Furnaces

    SCRANTON — Things really heated up in downtown Scranton this weekend. Around 1,200 people showed up Saturday to the sold-out bonfire festival at the Iron Furnaces on Cedar Avenue. The festival celebrates autumn while highlighting northeast Pennsylvania’s industrial history. It also explores the roots of Halloween in Celtic culture. In addition to the bonfire, there was also live music and evenĀ fire breathing.

  • Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre Benefits KISS Theatre Company

    WILKES-BARRE TOWNSHIP — Local celebrities hit the floor with some pros in Luzerne County. Newswatch 16’s Sharla McBride was the emcee and Carolyn Blackburne was a celebrity judge at Dancing Stars of Wilkes-Barre. KISS Theatre Company hosted the dance competition at Joe Amato’s East End Center near Wilkes-Barre. State Representative Aaron Kauffer took home the people’s choice award by raising the most money for the children’s theater in Luzerne County.

  • Deadly Head-on Crash in Columbia County

    CONYNGHAM TOWNSHIP — A head-on crash killed a man in Columbia County. The coroner said Joseph Cheddar, 80, of Wilburton died when his car collided with an SUV at the intersection of Wilburton Road and Jaycee Drive near the Columbia-Northumberland County line just after 6 p.m. Saturday. Officials haven’t said if the other driver was hurt in that crash.

  • Barbecue Chicken Dinner to Raise Money for Health Clinic

    LENOX TOWNSHIP — It was all about cooking up chicken for a cause in Susquehanna County. For just $10, people could get a chicken dinner, take part in a gun raffle, or have a drink or two at Creekside Grove near Lenoxville. It was all to raise money for the Andrew Mazza Foundation, which will plans to open a health care center in Greenville with NEPA Community Health Care. “The support has been overwhelming, and I speak for everyone on […]

  • Flames Destroy Monroe County Home

    STROUD TOWNSHIP — Flames destroyed a home in Monroe County. The landlord believes the fire sparked in the garage of the place along Butterfield Circle near Stroudsburg around 1 p.m. Saturday. The landlord was working on a tractor in the garage at the time. Everyone got out safely, but that home is a total loss here in Monroe County.

  • Motorcycling Santa Delivers Toys in Wilkes-Barre

    WILKES-BARRE — It might be a little early, but Santa Claus made a big delivery in Wilkes-Barre this weekend. The jolly old elf rumbled onto Church Street on Saturday with his friends from motorcycle clubs throughout northeast Pennsylvania. Their 55-mile ride didn’t start at the North Pole, but in the Poconos. They delivered toys to Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre ahead of a Breakfast with Santa event that’s coming up in December. Santa himself explained why they’ve been doing this for the […]

  • Trunk or Treat at McDade Park

    SCRANTON — Everyone from princesses to goblins paraded through a park in Scranton on Saturday. ARC Responds held its inaugural Trunk or Treat at McDade Park. Local businesses filled up car trunks with candy as kids went around gathering treats. ARC Responds is a fund within ARC of NEPA that helps ARC families and staff.

  • Day of Fun to Help Autism Research

    WYOMING — People were bouncing for a cause in Luzerne County on Saturday. It was SPARK Day at Super Bounce in Wyoming. SPARK is an online partnership that wants to improve the lives of people with autism. Families had an opportunity to sign up for SPARK and take part in the national research program. They even received gift cards for signing up. Organizers say SPARK is the largest autism study ever in the United States.

  • 14th Annual Special Olympics Bocce Ball Bash

    BLOOMSBURG — It was a Bocce Ball Bash at Bloomsburg University on Saturday. Volunteers tell Newswatch 16 more than 300 athletes with the Special Olympics descended on Columbia County. It started in 2004 with just 16 teams, and it has grown to 175 teams from more than 20 counties. One volunteer shared why he comes back year after year. “We really enjoy seeing the kids down here and working as they are. And the smiles on their faces are worth […]

  • Volunteers Pack 10,000 Meals for Kids in Scranton

    SCRANTON — Hundreds of volunteers are helping feed hungry children in Scranton. Grove Church teamed up with the groups Here For A Reason and Generosity Feeds to put together 10,000 meals for children in the Scranton School District on Saturday. Each meal has a mix of black beans and rice that a parent only needs to add water to make. After the meals are all packed up, they’ll be handed out to students to take home to their families.

  • Professional Development Program for Teachers

    SCOTT TOWNSHIP — Some teachers in Lackawanna County spent their Saturday in a classroom, and they were the ones doing the learning. Teachers were the students at a program at Lakeland Junior-Senior High School. It was free program for educators from kindergarten to 12th grade to share ideas of what works for them. The learning session in Lackawanna County also helped those teachers get some of their required continuing education credits.

  • New Agreement for Delaware River Water Flow

    A long-term agreement has been reached that impacts how much water can be released into the Delaware River. Earlier this year, the pact between Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, and New York City ran out, jeopardizing the upper Delaware. According to the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, the agreement “supports the outdoor recreation economy of the upper Delaware River through protection of its natural ecology and wild trout fishery.” The new agreement is for 10 years.