Scranton’s Latin Festival

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This past weekend, September 29-30, the Lackawanna County Courthouse square was home to the annual Scranton Latin Festival. Blanca Fernandez organized the event that gathered multiple local performers, musicians, and vendors to come together and celebrate their Hispanic heritage. Fernandez says she wanted the festival to be multicultural and diverse “to promote harmony, love, tolerance, acceptance. Everything that’s needed nowadays.” On Saturday, attendees could watch performances from Noelia Otayza and Ludy Rosales, Champions of Marinera Norteña Peru, a Peruvian coastal dance. Also showcasing their heritage was Frank LittleBear and his family. LittleBear is from the Cree Nation and the founder of Red Visions Dance Troupe, a group dedicated to outreach, understanding, and education of Native American culture through performing arts. Sunday had a different lineup with several DJs playing Spanish…
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Pride on the Mountain

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Rain was steady, but that didn’t stop attendees from showing up and jumping in at Pride on the Mountain on September 8, 2018. This year’s Pride, organized by the NEPA Rainbow Alliance, had a wonderful turnout despite less-then-ideal weather. The family-friendly event was set at Mountain Mountain’s water park with music provided by M80, a local cover band. While many Pride-goers tended to stick to tents and under awnings, some still donned their bathing suits and jumped in the lazy river, full of Rainbow Alliance beach balls, enjoying a relaxing day on the mountain. Mid-afternoon was set aside for a drag show. Queens and Kings huddled just off stage, excited to share their performances with the eager crowd. First up was Buster Highman, who also had the honor of passing…
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Today is World AIDS Day, and December is AIDS Awareness Month!

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Please click the post link to view the images, full post, and how to get involved! Today is World AIDS Day and December is AIDS Awareness Month! Caring Communities is having a month-long fundraiser to help our organization combat HIV/AIDS in our 12-county service area. Anyone who donates will have their name added to a red ribbon on our wall or the walls of participating locations. You can donate in cash at participating locations in amounts of $1, $3, $5 or more! Due to processing fees, our online fundraiser is $5 or more to receive your name on a ribbon. Donate online by clicking here!
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