This Week in Local History: Ball game, community cleanups, library party in past news

This Week in Local History: Ball game, community cleanups, library party in past news

1968 — The Abington Heights Comets defeated the Dunmore Bucks 4-3. The Comets’ top hitters were Bob Hopon, 3 for 3; Don Adams, 2 for 3 and...

April 18th, 2016 |  


Tunkhannock Walking Tour guides meet, additional volunteers sought

Tunkhannock Walking Tour guides meet, additional volunteers sought

Volunteer guides for the new Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour met on April 7 to discuss the logistics of leading groups of tour-goers through the bor...

April 12th, 2016 |  


This Week In Local History: 1927 photo shows Ransom school students

This Week In Local History: 1927 photo shows Ransom school students

1966 — The Abington Players were getting ready to present “The Girls in 509” at the Waverly Community House. Cast members John R. Hi...

April 12th, 2016 |  


The University of Scranton hosts Black History Month events

The University of Scranton hosts Black History Month events

The University of Scranton’s Cross Cultural Centers hosted multiple Black History Month events on campus, including a presentation by award-winn...

March 29th, 2016 |  


This Week in Local History: Play, powerlifting and purpose

This Week in Local History: Play, powerlifting and purpose

1969 — Abington Heights Junior High School students were rehearsing for the school’s production of “Bye Bye Birdie,” directed ...

March 14th, 2016 |  


Moravian and Indian history featured in new film at the Dietrich Theater

Moravian and Indian history featured in new film at the Dietrich Theater

TUNKHANNOCK — Local history will be center stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 13, when a free showing of the film “David Zeisberger: Apostle of...

March 8th, 2016 |  


Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour route finalized, dates set

Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour route finalized, dates set

TUNKHANNOCK — At a Feb. 25 meeting of project partners and supporters of the Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour, a list of 40 homes, businesses a...

March 7th, 2016 |  


This Week in Local History: Abington area residents participated in Lackawanna County Arts and Crafts Contest in 1979

This Week in Local History: Abington area residents participated in Lackawanna County Arts and Crafts Contest in 1979

1965 — A mild winter and subsequent lack of snow for sleigh-riding forced area youngsters longing to enjoy the activity to get creative. A front...

March 6th, 2016 |  


Leadership Lackawanna #HistoricScranton team to participate at First Friday, sharing coloring sheets of historic properties

Leadership Lackawanna #HistoricScranton team to participate at First Friday, sharing coloring sheets of historic properties

SCRANTON — Leadership Lackawanna invites community members to join the #HistoricScranton Core Class of 2016 team at On&On Marketplace, 518 L...

March 1st, 2016 |  


This week in local history: Goats, groceries and games

This week in local history: Goats, groceries and games

1976 — Theresa Murphy, of Glenburn was forming a new 4-H club in the area, specializing in goats: The Lackawanna County 4-H Dairy Goat Club. She...

February 27th, 2016 |