HS FOOTBALL: DAY 8 and DAY 9 FINISHES AROUND THE CAMPS TOUR AT CARBONDALE AREA AND MONTROSE

The heavy rain that saturated NEPA on Monday and into Tuesday night really hammered Susquehanna County. Because of the flash flooding, Montrose coach Steve Miller canceled practice Wednesday so those who needed to bail water from basements or were on lock down because...

HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 7 VISITS TO HONESDALE, WALLENPAUPACK AND WESTERN WAYNE

Day 7 we move to 18 teams from the Lackawanna Football Conference visited and not to my surprise it started with heavy rain. Why not surprised? Well, in addition to the deluge Monday that has been horrific for a great many people, it seems every year when I visit...

HS FOOTBALL: AROUND THE CAMPS DAY 6 VISITS TO ABINGTON HEIGHTS, RIVERSIDE, SCRANTON PREP

Day 6 was a very wet and damp day across the state for the start of two-a-day practices. We started early in the morning and the skies opened up and our first stop had us move indoors at the newly refinished Abington Heights basketball gymnasium. The Comets had no...

King on the hill

A couple things on Michael King's resume stood out before RailRiders fans got their first look at him Sunday. He gets ground balls, he's a quick mover and he's put up some of the best numbers in the Yankees organization this season. At High-A Tampa: 1.79 ERA in 40.1...

Lail takes moment to evaluate career

ROCHESTER -- Brady Lail said he wasn't expecting it, but then again, no player who spent parts of four seasons at Triple-A would ever really expect to be sent down. Especially after the way this year started, too. Lail shifted out of the rotation and into the bullpen...
Out-of-network pain

Out-of-network pain

Visitors to Geisinger CMC's ER often find themselves suffering from sticker shock due to out-of-network doctor's who don't accept popular insurance...

Lackawanna State Park by boat

Lackawanna State Park by boat

Hi friends, I just got back from a little midweek camping trip with my daughter ... well a trip might be an overstatement because it was to Lackawanna State Park, which is only about 15 minutes from my house. Anyway, I wanted to share a couple thoughts about the trip....

Tunkhannock at the World Series

Tunkhannock at the World Series

Images from Tunkhannock Little League Major All-Stars at the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon. [gallery type="rectangular" size="large"...

Aretha Franklin 1942 – 2018

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, died this morning at her home in Detroit. She was 76.  On March 28,  2002, Franklin performed at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre. Below are two images from that performance.   You can read the preview and review of the concert...

How to look hot when you feel like hot garbage

How to look hot when you feel like hot garbage

Who gets sick in the summer? Gia Mazur. That’s who. Today, I just started to to feel like a person again after a late summer sinus infection. My mom, who moonlights as a living room scientist, suspects it’s due to a bout of mononucleosis I contracted at age six. Known...

What the heck are leaf miners?

What the heck are leaf miners?

Hey gang, I wanted to just share some photos that my buddy and staff writer at The Times-Tribune Jim Lockwood took off the McDade Trail in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area in Dingman Twp. in Pike County. The photos are cool, but we didn't know what the heck...

Uncovering the truth

Uncovering the truth

A state investigative grand jury's 1,356-page report detailing sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy members in six Pennsylvania dioceses has blown the cover off the church's decades-long coverup. Some of the report's most damning details dealt with the actions of...

Cruising through Merli-Sarnoski County Park

Cruising through Merli-Sarnoski County Park

Late last week, my 8-year-old daughter, Sophie, and I were looking for a little something to do that would be a quick and easy hike. I honestly wasn't sure where we were headed so I checked the googleator, found Merli-Sarnoski and figured why not. The park is named...

Tamara’s Take: Quick reviews of summer streaming

Tamara’s Take: Quick reviews of summer streaming

It’s summer, and you probably spent half of it in the movie theater. Loved “Avengers: Infinity War”? Thrilled by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”? Sang along with “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”? Overloaded on buttery popcorn and mega-sized sodas? Maybe or maybe not....

Update: Tonight’s Scranton School Board meeting canceled

Update: Tonight’s Scranton School Board meeting canceled

Tonight's special meeting of the Scranton School Board is canceled. As revealed in my Sunday column (read it here), Superintendent Alexis Kirijan, Ed.D., and Director Bob Lesh planned to push for votes on resolutions intended to silence nagging questions about the...

Running a 5K in an orchard in a downpour

Running a 5K in an orchard in a downpour

Hey gang! Let's do a quick wrap up of what went on this morning. It's got a little outdoors, a little running, some rain and great people. I did the Ronald McDonald House Apple 5K at Roba Family Orchard. It's a terrific race and obviously for a great cause. Just a...

Caffeinated

Caffeinated

I suppose one ought to praise Pat Hinton's entrepreneurial spirit. His plan to renovate a derelict building in the city's Nay Aug Park and open a coffee shop there would brighten park visitors' experiences. The problem, though (as highlighted by Scranton City...