The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

On Feb. 3, 1959, rock n’ roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and pilot Roger Peterson died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa. According to the article, a spokesman for the local chapter of the Buddy Club (a Buddy Holly Fan...
Jackie Robinson at 100

Jackie Robinson at 100

Today would have been Jackie Robinson 100th birthday. He died sadly at the age of 53 in 1972. To mark the centenary of his birth, I pulled a few items from his files here at the Times-Tribune Library – October 24, 1945 – Signs with the Montreal Royals...
National Pie Day

National Pie Day

Today is National Pie Day. Here are a few pie recipes from the past few years that have been featured in the weekly Local Flavor: Recipes We Love feature in The Times-Tribune. 2018 Dec. 9 – Shirley Wallace Swedish Apple Pie 2017 July 2 – Rebecca...
Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

Throwback Thursday – Snow Day

As our region readies itself for a string of winter weather, I pulled from our archives images from a snowstorm that hit our region on February 13 and 14, 1950. The storm’s 60 mph winds on Feb. 14 created 11 feet snow drifts in some areas. It was reported that...
Carol Channing 1921 – 2019

Carol Channing 1921 – 2019

Carol Channing, Broadway legend, died early this morning at her home in Racho Mirage, California. She was 97. Carol Channing in 1984. Submitted Photo Carol Channing in 1957. Submitted Photo Carol Channing in 1950. Submitted Photo Channing starred in such musicals as...