1963 — Howard D. Miller, Edella Road, won two prizes for his apples at the Pennsylvania State Farm Show in Harrisburg: third prize in the Northern Spy plate and second prize in the Red Spy plate.
“A sidelight of the prize-winning is the fact that the apples were grown on land which has been in Mr. Miller’s family for 150 years,” read the Journal article. “The land was occupied as a wilderness clearing by Mr. Miller’s great-grandfather Stephen Miller, to whom in turn it has been given by his grandfather. Stephen moved to the site from Hughestown, Luzerne County, where he was born, in 1812. Since then the farm remained in the possession of his descendants, many of whom are buried in the family cemetery on Fairview Road nearby.
“First produce of the farm was taken to Wilkes-Barre, a long, arduous journey, but the only community in that day offering a market.”
The farm still exists today, known as Miller’s Orchards Farm Market, Inc., at 1421 Fairview Road.
1966 — Members of the Waverly PTA played basketball wearing black bloomers in front of 1,200 spectators at the Abington Heights High School gym.
The game was a fundraising event to finance a skating area next to the Waverly school and to pay for tennis instruction for Waverly school children that spring. The PTA played against the elementary school teachers, who beat them, 31-15.
1968 — The Comets celebrated a victory over Scranton Tech and Scranton West at the then-new high school pool.
“The Comets won all 11 events, scoring 94 to Tech’s 25 and West’s 48,” read the Journal article.
“Wednesday’s meet was also parents day and all but seven parents of varsity competitors were on hand to see the win.”
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