A first took place in Scranton on March 26, 1951. The first was the first female wrestling match in the Electric City. In addition to coverage in the sport pages, Jeannette Reese, Times’ Society Page Editor, penned a story on the event. Here article appears below. read more…
The Great Blizzard of 1888 started on March 11 and raged till March 14, leaving in its wake several feet of snow from New Jersey to Massachusetts. read more…
It’s Pi Day. Pi or 3.14 is the mathematical constant the represents the circumference of circle at it diameter. What better way to celebrate this constant by enjoying a pie.
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.
Dec 11 – Carly Rudzinski’s Peanut Butter Pie
Oct 5 – Wesley Mech’s Savory Pumpkin Pie
Nov. 18 – Pat Mattei’s Crustless Pumpkin Pie
July 22 – Jasmine Kowalski’s Dessert Pizza
Doing research today, I discovered these amazing photos of the women who worked in the cafeteria of the First National Bank of Scranton at 201 Wyoming Ave in 1950.
According to the short article that accompanied the photos, the bank provided a free hot lunch to all its 265 employees at its building’s cafeteria. The free lunch program started in 1923 under the leadership of bank president C.S. Weston and vice-president Frank Hummler. Bank officials believed that “one who is well fed works well.” The images appeared in the Scranton Times on Dec. 13, 1950.
“I’ll win if I have to eat his forehead off” was George “The Animal” Steele’s comment about his match against World Wide Wrestling Federation heavyweight champion Pedro Morales at the Scranton Catholic Youth Center on August 1, 1972. Steele died on February 17, 2017 at the age of 79.
Also wrestling that evening, was a tag team match between Toru Tanaka and Mr. Fugi versus El Olympico and Indian Jay Strongbow. In single matches were Joe Turco, Joe Nova, Black Demon and Arnold Skoland.
During his professional wrestling years, Steele played the villain but outside the ring he was William James Myers who was teacher and coach at Madison High School in Madison Heights, Michigan.
Your will be remembered,
Ten years today, snow started to fall and continued to fall and fall and fall. The snow left motorist stranded on the interstates and people stuck in the home. I put together a photo gallery looking back at this major weather event over at thetimes-tribune.com photo blog – Times Captured.
Happy Valentine’s Day,
In a few days billions of people will be celebrating Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster. To help you celebrate this international holiday, we would like to share some recipes from our archives. The recipes appeared in the Scranton Times in 1967 (The Year of Sheep) and 1987 (The Year of Rabbit).
From 1967 – Lotus Blossom Salmon Loaf, Far East Fruit Salad, Beef and Rice and Sweet and Sour Pork
Tonight, WNEP’s Chief Meteorologist Tom Clark will deliver his final forecast after 34 years at the station.
Looking through the archives, we found an article from 1983 about Tom and his wife Noreen, also a meteorologist with the station. The articles touches on how both got their start at WNEP and how they meet at Penn State University.
100 years ago, Lackawanna County Jail was the place to be for Christmas dinner. County Sheriff Ben Phillips announced that inmates will be enjoying a dinner of turkey, potatoes, carrots, soup, bread and coffee. The female inmates would also be receiving gifts of oranges and candy.
Hearing this news, the “hobos and rail pigeons” who were recently released decided to hold an emergency meeting of the Sidedoor Pullman Association to develop a plan to return to their county accommodations.
Times’ cartoonist Jim Walsh imagined what was discussed at the meeting.