ECTV summer 2021...
The Greenhouse Project. 
HONEYBEE & HARVEST DAYGET YOUR BEE ON - AND JOIN US!!     Free Community Day Celebrating.  -  The Importance of Pollinators!The Greenhouse Project:   Your Resource for CommunitySince 2002 - growing a sustainable community through education,wholesome food, and healthy active living.
The Electric City Steel Drum Project  A steel band is unique in that all genres of music may be performed successfully on these instruments. Ideally, students will be exposed to and learn many styles of music from a variety of cultures. Some examples are traditional island music, classical, pop, rock, Latin American, Salsa, Reggae, Gospel, and seasonal. 
 Participation in the Project is open to individuals of all ages, especially those who may not have any other avenues to pursue music training. Although some musical knowledge and talent would be helpful, neither is a requirement for participation. Our purpose is to cultivate in others a love of music and the desire to work with others, to treat others kindly, and to act responsibly.
20th Anniversary of 9/11 Sept 11, 2021
 McDade Park Lackawanna County "Remembering Our Fallen Monument"
ECTV coverage of the 14th Annual SGT JAN ARGONISH RIDE.  To honor Jan's life, his comrades, friends and family have established the “Sergeant Jan Argonish Ride,” a non-profit organization that plans, organizes and runs an annual motorcycle benefit ride in Northern Lackawanna County. The event combines many of the activities Jan enjoyed most in life - while raising money in support of several noble causes that Jan would have endorsed. Proceeds benefit our local injured soldiers, service members in need , the SGT Jan-Michael Argonish Memorial Fund, and other military veteran support organizations.
La Festa Italiana, northeastern Pennsylvania’s largest celebration of culture and cuisine. Labor Day weekend. Courthouse Square, Scranton. Since 1976 great times, great food & great music all around Courthouse Square in downtown Scranton
The Greenhouse Project Farm-Arts Market, a summer of local food & local arts activities for all ages! Each Wednesday from 4 pm - 7 pm at Nay Aug Park will be the site of a curated Farmers Market. There will also be a family-friendly Creative Arts Activity at 5 pm.  Both the market and arts activities are scheduled to coincide with the Nay Aug Park Wednesday Night Concert Series which begins at 6 pm. All activities are family-friendly and free.
ECTV ON LOCATION - The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Vrs. Lehigh Valley IronPigs at PNC Field, a 10,000-seat minor league baseball stadium that is located in Moosic, Pennsylvania in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre metropolitan area that was built in 1989 and rebuilt in 2013. The stadium is home to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees.
An Evening with Glenna Lang author of Jane Jacobs's First City: Learning from Scranton, PA. Book Talk Digitally Recorded May 4 2021 at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College . The author presents a never-before-seen look into the life of Jane Jacobs and her time in Scranton. This event was presented by AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania - a chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Scranton Public Library. Other partners include Center for the Living City, Marywood University, and Observe Scranton.
The theme for this particular Scranton StorySlam is, naturally, Observing Scranton! Filmed at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel. The Scranton Storyslam has been a popular recurring event within NEPA, starting with its first Slam in March 2012 and becoming part of the Scranton Fringe Festival‘s year-round arts programming in the spring of 2016.
June 20 2021- Starting with an aerial tour of Nay Aug Park in Scranton, take a 30 minute walk around the Villa Capri Cruisers Car Club - Annual Father's Day Car Show, one of the biggest in NEPA. See hundreds of classic cars, vans, race cars, motorcycles and antique trucks on this sunny Fathers Day in the natural beauty of Nay Aug Park.
St. Luke’s 150 year celebration July 2 2021.  Begun in 1866, ground was broken for the second edifice which was designed by renowned ecclesial architect, Richard Upjohn, architect of Trinity Church, Wall St. NYC. Upjohn’s gothic design is what is often referred to as Elizabethan or “Ornamental English.” On October 9, 1867, The Bishop of the Diocese, The Right Reverend William Stevens, came to Scranton to lay the cornerstone. 
ECTV Scranton / Lackawanna County ... PEG Channel - Comcast Ch 19
Mayor of Scranton Democratic Primary Debate May 1 2021. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Lackawanna County,  The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service at the University of Scranton and The Political Science Department , The University of Scranton.  Filmed at the University of Scranton’s Loyola Science Center with Scranton Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti and City Controller John Murray
The Electric City Steel Drum Project is all about bringing entertainment to the community, teaching local residents how to play music, and supporting veterans- all wrapped into one! Founded by Frank Torquato, this group brings music lessons to all who are ready to learn.
Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau "In A Nutshell" Whether you're looking to find a relaxing escape from it all or check off some items on your bucket list, Lackawanna County offers four seasons of fun and memories that will last a lifetime. Lackawanna County is the home to the City of Scranton, television’s The Office, and a whole lot of awesome! Known for our outdooradventures, rich history, vibrant arts scene, exciting things to do, and a wide variety of delicious ethnic cuisine—plan to spend a weekend and see how rewarding life can be Where City Meets Country.
The Lackawanna Coal Mine was opened by Continental Coal Company in 1903. Lackawanna County, including Scranton, is part of the Northern Field of the coal region of Pennsylvania and many Europeans immigrated to the area to work in the mines.
The mine was closed in 1966 and lay abandoned until 1978 when the mine was converted to a museum, supported by $2.5 million in federal money. Restoration included removal of debris, laying track for a mine car to carry visitors into the mine, installation of electricity for lights, and reinforcing of the shafts with steel buttresses. The museum opened in 1985.
In 1987, Lackawanna County received a $300,000 state grant to build a 2,500-square-foot (230 m2) museum building to house exhibits and artifacts. The addition is called the Shifting Shanty, a name used to describe the area where miners showered after a shift.
Tra vis Price Round Table Discussions .. "Adorned with a graffiti desk and a chandelier hanging from the ceiling, the interior of the shop melds classic style with modern fashion. Working with designers in New York to stock inventory, The Haberdashery sells a wide variety of clothes and accessories, from jeans and T-shirts to full suit sets. “We have something for everybody,” Kuhn said. In addition to selling clothes, The Haberdashery has a tailor customers can use when purchasing items. They also allow customers to drop off and pick up dry cleaning at the location." ...excerpt from the Times Leader
Paradise Soulfood and Sweets shares the back story on the beginnings of this Scranton restaurant in our first episode of Lackawanna County Black Business Spotlight. From growing and changing locations, to a deeper dive into the creation of the menu, we speak to business owner, Madam Asia J., as well as her business partner and sister/chef.
The Scranton Ice Festival features dozens of ice sculptures in downtown Scranton including various businesses located on Adams Avenue, North Washington Avenue, Penn Avenue, Linden Street, and Wyoming Avenue. Family-friendly activities including ice sculpting demonstrations, musical acts, food and more. The event coincides with First Friday. The Scranton Ice Festival aims to bring people to downtown Scranton to support small businesses after a challenging year caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
 ECTV  Comcast Ch 19  - Join Patty as she and Rose Crotti prepare Stuffed Artichokes so you can treat your family and friends with this delicious dish!
ECTV  Comcast Ch 19 
Dunder Mifflin Corporate Headquarters is keeping an eye on Scranton’s 2020 Census response rates. CFO David Wallace called Mayor Cognetti to make sure everyone in Scranton knows about the 2020 Census. 
NEPA Gives—a one-day online giving extravaganza that's all about giving back to the community. Scranton Area Community Foundation, The Luzerne Foundation, Greater Pike Community Foundation, Wayne County Community Foundation, and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) have teamed up to host NEPA Gives.
For 24 hours  June 5, 2020, donors made secure donations to their favorite local nonprofit organizations through the NEPA Gives online platform. Donations to participating nonprofits will be enhanced with bonus funds and cash provided by NEPA Gives sponsors—making donor dollars stretch further! Registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents in Northeastern Pennsylvania can participate in NEPA Gives.
Mayor of Scranton Paige Cognetti led the  HEART OF SCRANTON VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER that brought in a total of $180,000 from over 300 donors in less than 48 hours.
All donations for this fundraiser went to support CEO/Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank, Friends of the Poor, and Meals on Wheels of NEPA through the NEPA COVID-19 Response Fund.
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On Location in Las Vegas for the John Lennon Bus with Will.I.Am Yoko Ono, Natasha Bedingfield and Pat Monahan 
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