This Week In Local History: Huckleberries, home runs and hairstyles


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Sandy Baranowski, left, gave some hair care tips to a customer, shortly after City Limits’ opening in summer 1986.


Abington Journal file photos

Paul Tinsley pitched in a 1976 Abington Little League game in West Scranton, which the team won against Archbald, 10-5.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — Blueberries were on the minds of local residents, and the Journal provided some tips for the harvest season.

“The blueberries are ripe in the Poconos and on the Moosic mountain and although the women with the buckets balanced on the tops of their heads are almost a thing we just remember, one can still occasionally hear the cry of the ‘huckleberry lady’ on the city streets,” read the article. “Blueberries are high this year, as are most other fresh vegetables, because they too, have suffered from the severe drought. Blueberries are still delicious and if you are able to find a couple of quarts, you might like to try the recipes below.”

Along with a muffin recipe, the article included the following for huckleberry pudding (it’s actually cake).

2 cups sugar

1 cup shortening

4 eggs

1 cup milk

4 cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon salt

1 pint blueberries

Cream sugar and shortening.

Add eggs, which have been slightly beaten.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt.

Add alternately with milk and vanilla.

Beat until all ingredients are combined.

Fold in berries.

Bake at 350 degrees until cake is done. Usual cake testing methods may be used.

1976 — The Abington Little League All-Stars won the District 17 Championship Game against Archbald, 10-5, before loosing to Nanticoke 8-6. A photo in the Journal’s sports section showed Paul Tinsley, winning pitcher for the first game, on the mound.

1986 — Sandy Baranowski opened City Limits hair salon on State Street in Clarks Summit.

“City Limits offers highlighting, cellophane coloring and haircuts and perms for today’s high-tech styles,” read the front-page Journal article.

“Some of the modern hairstyles that Baranowski’s customers ask for are spinoffs from those of the 60’s.

“‘Today’s styles are very influenced by the 60’s – even teasing the hair is back,’ she explained.”

Sandy Baranowski, left, gave some hair care tips to a customer, shortly after City Limits’ opening in summer 1986.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0803-1986.jpgSandy Baranowski, left, gave some hair care tips to a customer, shortly after City Limits’ opening in summer 1986. Abington Journal file photos

Paul Tinsley pitched in a 1976 Abington Little League game in West Scranton, which the team won against Archbald, 10-5.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_ABJ-LH-0803-1976.jpgPaul Tinsley pitched in a 1976 Abington Little League game in West Scranton, which the team won against Archbald, 10-5. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

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