Ides of March

Ides of March

Today is March 15 – the Ides of March – the day that Julius Caesar was told to avoid but he didn’t listen. Why is it called the Ides of March and not March 15. This article from published in the Times on March 15 , 1960 explains that with the Roman...
Peanuts at Home

Peanuts at Home

Come across something interesting the other day – a full page ad for Planters’ Peanuts in the Scranton Times. The ad announced that you can get Planters’ “Pennant” salted peanuts for your home. The ad touts that their peanuts are so good...
Jack Dempsey, Sports Editor

Jack Dempsey, Sports Editor

Boxing legend Jack Dempsey traded his gloves for a typewriter in Scranton 100 years ago. Dempsey volunteered to serve as the sports editor of the Scranton Times for one day. According to an article that appeared in the March 5, 1919 edition of the Scranton Times, said...