THE W: Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen, NEPA Miners, and Scranton StorySlam

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First Posted: 3/18/2013


…are you going to do with that awesome piece of art you’ve been working on? Have no fear, local Rembrandt, as a call has been put out by local galleries for entries to the Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen.

It’s a joint effort between Marywood University Art Galleries, AFA Gallery, The Hope Horn Gallery at the University of Scranton, and ArtWorks Gallery & Studio.

“Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen will be the single largest art exhibit ever held in Lackawanna County,” said Sandra Ward Povse, director of the Marywood University Art Galleries and one of the eight members of the steering committee.

There are several cash prizes to be won in many categories. Submissions are to be made prior to June 15, and prize notification will be given by Sept. 1. Call for entries may be downloaded from To receive the call for entries by mail, artists may call 570.348.6211 ext. 2428 or send a written request via email with a name and address to


…should you try out for the NEPA Miners? Because the hometown football team has their eye on the championship this year, and they want you to be a part of it.

The seventh season will open June 15, and the Miners are currently holding tryouts. Anyone interested can come to the Riverfront Sports Complex (5 W. Olive St., Scranton) March 23. Registration is open from noon to 1 p.m. and the combine runs from 1 to 4 p.m. It’s a $40 fee for new players and $10 for 2012 return players.

The team is coming off a 9-3 season and is one play away from advancing to the second round of the playoffs.


… is Scranton StorySlam headed next? The West Side. For the next storytelling competition, where participants share a true, five-minute tale, all anecdotes will be inspired by the theme “West Side Stories.”

The Slam will take place March 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Haggerty’s Tavern (421 N. Main Ave., Scranton). For more information, call 570.470.6861 or visit