Throwback Thursday – Swim Lesson

Throwback Thursday – Swim Lesson

On this cold winter day, I thought a reminder of summer was in order for Throwback Thursday. One of the more popular summer playground programs in 1952 was the learn-to-swim classes held throughout at the summer playground system’s 22 wading pools. Pictured is a...
Time Warp Extra – The Death of Versace

Time Warp Extra – The Death of Versace

In today’s edition of Weekend Times, I wrote an article about how Andrew Cunanan possibly stopped in Scranton and had a few drinks at the Pub Charles while he was on the run for murders in Minneapolis and Chicago. Weeks later, Cunanan killed fashion designer...
Throwback Thursday – Ice Skating at Nay Aug

Throwback Thursday – Ice Skating at Nay Aug

Even in winter people need to still get outside and have some fun. That is what these folks were doing on February 28, 1950. They got in some ice skating at Lake Lincoln in Nay Aug Park. The lake was finally opened for skating on February 27.   Happy Skating,...
Throwback Thursday – Weather Station

Throwback Thursday – Weather Station

With a major weather event brewing, I wanted to look back on the weather station that was once in downtown Scranton. The United States Weather Bureau (now the National Weather Service) opened their Scranton office in August 1900. The office was located in Rooms 534...
Complete Titanic Coverage

Complete Titanic Coverage

In Today’s Time Warp article in Weekend Times, we look back at the opening of the 1997 film “Titanic.” The film is based on the tragedy that happened to “the unsinkable ship” 105 years ago . Here are links to posts dealing with the...
Thanksgiving 1892

Thanksgiving 1892

The Tribune published a story in their Thanksgiving edition in 1942 telling about the holiday going ons in Scranton in 1892. Happy Thanksgiving!!! –...