D-DAY

D-DAY

Today, June 6, 1944 Allied Forces set off for the French coastline to start the liberation of Nazi Germany held countries in Western Europe. Some 156,000 Allied soldiers were involved in this massive operation. Here are the front pages of the Scranton Times and The...
National Doughnut Day

National Doughnut Day

Today is National Doughnut Day. A day our country sets asides to honor the tasty treat that was served to the troops during World War I. Doughnut Day is celebrated on the first Friday in June. Searching for more information on this deep fried treats, I came across an...
Throwback Thursday – Burning up the charts

Throwback Thursday – Burning up the charts

In early June 1967, the latest James Bond film premiered in Scranton – Casino Royale. This film took a different take on the spy franchisee, it was a comedy starring David Niven, Woody Allen, Peter Sellers, Orson Welles and Ursula Andress. The film, maybe...
Three Mile Island

Three Mile Island

Today, the owners of Three Mile Island nuclear power plant, announced that they will be closing the plant down in 2019 if it doesn’t receive financial help from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.   The plant, which is located near Harrisburg, experienced a...
Throwback Thursday – Psycho

Throwback Thursday – Psycho

People lined Spruce Street in September 1960 for a chance to see Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho at the Strand Theater – The film starred Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles and Martin Balsam. It was based on a novel written by Robert Bloch....
Kennedy at 100

Kennedy at 100

On May 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was born. To mark the centennial of his birth, we have gathered together images and pages from the our archives and of our sister paper, the Hazleton Standard Speaker. To learn more about Kennedy and his legacy visit jfkcentennial.org....