Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

On March 28, 1979, a mechanical failure at Three Mile Island nuclear power plant caused the release of radioactive steam into the air. The power station is located on an island in the Susquehanna River about ten miles down river from Harrisburg. Read the first and...
Celebrating Batman

Celebrating Batman

80 years ago this week readers of Detective Comics were introduced to a new crime fighter – The Batman. By day he is wealthy Gotham City socialite Bruce Wayne, by night he dons a cape and cowl and fights crime. As Batman’s popularity grew, a second comic...
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...