Death Of A Princess

Death Of A Princess

Twenty years ago the death of a princes shocked the world. The fatal crash that claimed Diana, her companion Dodi Fayed and her driver Henri Paul took place just after midnight on Sunday, August 31, 1997 in Paris. The couple, her driver and a bodyguard Trevor...
Throwback Thursday – Then, Then, Then and Now

Throwback Thursday – Then, Then, Then and Now

Over the years the east side of the 1900 block of North Main Ave in Scranton has seen some changes. In 1873, a three story brick building would be built along on the block. In 1877 the building was home to a recruiting station for a local militia that would see action...
Throwback Thursday – Bike Race

Throwback Thursday – Bike Race

In late July 1976 a first for Nay Aug Park took place, a Bicycle Race. The Scranton Bureau of Parks and Recreation organized bike race for July 24. In addition to the races, the event featured disco and folk music which led to dancing throughout the park.   The...
Throwback Thursday – Hanging out by the pool

Throwback Thursday – Hanging out by the pool

We did a deep drive into are archives for images of people enjoying a day by the pool for Throwback Thursday. Enjoy. Children enjoying the wading pool at Weston Field on June 8, 1950. Times-Tribune Archives A view of the new West Scranton Swimming Pool surrounded by a...
Throwback Thursday – Watermelons

Throwback Thursday – Watermelons

Watermelon are a refreshing summertime treat. But sometimes this fruit makes headlines. In August 1966, Joseph Catalano received a special delivery at his South Scranton market for Master Sgt. John Kavetsky of East Elm St.  A friend of Kavetsky sent him a watermelon...
To the moon

To the moon

Across the United States some 48 years ago this morning people were waking up to the news that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon.  To mark this major event in history, I have gathered together some items from the Times-Tribune Archives. In 2014, Local...