Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

Images from the 14th Annual Clarks Summit Festival of Ice. This year’s theme was “The Wizarding World of Ice.” Lorelei Ancherani, of Waverly, as Hedwig in Harry Potter, during the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice kickoff parade. Jason Farmer / Staff...
Toasters and Dusters – Valentine Day Ads

Toasters and Dusters – Valentine Day Ads

Charl-Mont Candies at The Globe Store – Valentine’s Day 1967. Times-Tribune Archives The Globe Store – Valentine’s Day 1967. Times-Tribune Archives Independent Drug Stores – Valentine’s Day 1942. Times-Tribune Archives Jermyn Drug...
Throwback Thursday – Fight Club

Throwback Thursday – Fight Club

Throwback Thursday this week is all about fight club. I know we shouldn’t talk about fight club but the purpose of the boxing clubs at the Boys Club in Scranton were to keep boys “from going down the dead-end road of juvenile delinquency.”  Here two...
Remembering Louis Weitzenkorn

Remembering Louis Weitzenkorn

Have you ever heard of Louis Weitzenkorn? No. Me either. He came to my attention the other day when I was writing “This Day in History.” Weitzenkorn was a newspaperman and playwright who made his home in Wilkes-Barre. According to his obituary that...
Throwback Thursday – Be Prepared

Throwback Thursday – Be Prepared

For those who were in Boy Scouts, you will remember the motto – “Be Prepared.”  That was the point of this winter sports information session that took place in December 1959 at the South Abington Elementary School. Young men from two Explorer Posts...