HS FOOTBALL: MORE FANTASTIC 50 REVEALED; A LOOK BACK AT WEEK 2

Two weeks are in the books. The high school football season is moving forward and there have been some expected dominant performances and some surprises.   EXPECTED   Valley View and Scranton Prep have been as good as advertised in the preseason. The Cougars are off...

HS TENNIS: Ghigiarelli wins early showdown; Week 3 rankings; Big match approaching

Welcome to the Wednesday post ON THE BLOG. As expected it was an exciting first day of the week in the Lackawanna League. On Tuesday, Riverside freshman Karissa Ghigiarelli firmly took hold of the No. 1 ranking in the league by remaining undefeated after a...

HS FOOTBALL: FANTASTIC 50 CONTINUES WITH GROUP 2; WEEK 1 RECAP AND PHOTOS

It's Thursday and time to post ON THE BLOG. Coaches will always preach that a team's greatest improvement is shown between Week 1 and Week 2. That may be true. But you still can't put a price tag on getting the season off to a fast start. This year, we will try to...

Sheffield ready to take on new role

Justus Sheffield got a call on his day off Monday. The RailRiders talented young southpaw wouldn’t be making his scheduled start Tuesday at Buffalo. He was moving to the bullpen instead -- orders from New York and a Yankees team that is trying to figure out how he’ll...

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...
Kiss the Instagram face goodbye

Kiss the Instagram face goodbye

While listening to one of my favorite beauty podcasts, "Fat Mascara," beauty editors Jennifer Goldstein and Jessica Matlin talked about the decline of the "Instagram face" or full-coverage foundation, heavy contour, highlight, etc., in favor of a more subtle look: a...

The rubber hits the road

The rubber hits the road

Dan Sansky and his unnamed co-conspirator probably have a perfectly understandable reason for purchasing 114 new tires for a Scranton School District garbage truck over a 40-month...

Commissioner Trump

Commissioner Trump

Lackawanna County Commissioner Laureen Cummings is a big Trump fan, even to the point of often sounding like him.

GAMEFACE – TJ HESS

GAMEFACE – TJ HESS

In today's edition of GameFace, staff writer Joby Fawcett talks with Western Wayne's TJ Hess. Images in this gallery are available for purchase Previous GameFace...

The whole truth?

The whole truth?

The she-says/he-denies standoff -- wherein a California college professor alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago at a high-school party -- is partly the result of the #metoo movement and of the broken and polarized...

Political junk food

Political junk food

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick O'Malley would rather do almost anything on earth other than actually govern. His stubborn and misplaced resistance to conducting a county reassessment to ensure fairer property taxation is Exhibit A. Rather than doing the right...

Throwback Thursday – St. Clair Streett

Throwback Thursday – St. Clair Streett

On the morning of July 17, 1920, Captain St. Clair Streett took off in his De Haviland “Four B” from the farm of Benjamin Throop in Elmhurst. How did Streett end up on that Elmhurst farm? Street was in command of the Alaska Flying Expedition that was traveling from...

Review: “The Nun”

Review: “The Nun”

Tamara's Take In 2013, “The Conjuring” opened a Pandora’s box of horror as Ed Warren (Patrick Wilson) and his wife, Lorraine (Vera Farmiga), investigate paranormal activity at a Rhode Island farmhouse. There were demons, ghosts, a hideous and terrifying doll, a music...

The mechanic

The mechanic

The state Attorney-General's investigation into the operation of the Scranton School District kicked into high gear Tuesday with the release of a grand jury presentment detailing the ways in which the district's fleet manager allegedly fleeced city taxpayers. Aided...

Here’s what knot to do: The clove hitch

Here’s what knot to do: The clove hitch

Hey gang, Over the past few years, I decided if I was going to enjoy backpacking and camping even more I had to learn some knots -  or at least learn which ones were the best to use for certain jobs. As it turns out, when you get into it a little, knots matter,...

Beauty and confidence lessons from featured performers

Beauty and confidence lessons from featured performers

Whether trying a new look or performing in front of a crowd, putting yourself out there can be scary. This blog is about beauty but it’s also about feeling good and empowering ourselves and others. Each year, Life&Times spotlights the students who represent their high...

Understand your trail markings

Understand your trail markings

Hi friends, Let's clear something up because we talk a lot about gear, cooking, climbing mountains, crossing streams, long miles and where to sleep when we are in the woods. But do you know where you are going and how to get around when you're out for a stroll in...

Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Two hundred and thirty-one years ago today in Philadelphia the Constitution of the United States was agreed to and signed by 39 delegates to the Second Constitution Convention. To mark this occasion, I decided to see what we had in our files on Constitution Day. The...

AOW EXTRA: Nate Rolka, Lackawanna Trail football

Lackawanna Trail had never beaten Dunmore in eight previous meetings on the football field. But with the help of Nate Rolka, that changed. The senior quarterback ran for 99 yards and two first-half touchdowns and passed for 65 yards. Defensively, he had nine tackles...

Vape ’em if you got ’em

Vape ’em if you got ’em

The FDA push to restrict vaping among kids is both laudable and remarkable. The Trump administration seems always ready to let industries do whatever they want, free from regulation and with little regard to the public's health or for a cleaner...

Seven Tubs near Wilkes-Barre is must see

Seven Tubs near Wilkes-Barre is must see

Seven Tubs Natural Area near Wilkes-Barre is one of those places that I've heard about for years and never went. That was a stupid mistake. Right upfront I'm going to tell you it's a MUST visit for a bunch of reasons. First, the access is insanely easy. I went from...