Anatomy of a Basketball Dynasty

Last night, Abington Heights won its second straight Lackawanna Division I championship. For the Comets, under the guidance of Ken Bianchi, that has become old hat. They have won 10 Lackawanna Division I titles in the last 16 seasons. Since Bianchi became the head...

Vintage Eats – Can’t go wrong with bacon

This week’s vintage eats post comes from the pages of the Scranton Times  50 years ago today. The recipe is for French Toast Circles which features bacon, pecans and peaches. Here is the recipe: French Toast Circles 18 slices of bacon (about 3/4 pound) 1 can (1...

Thievery on ice

— The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, has been called, without much exaggeration, “Vladimir Putin’s Olympics.” The Russian strongman — equal parts canny political leader and old-school kleptocrat — poured more than $50...