From the Archives

From the Archives reprints articles and photos that were published before this website was established and backdates them to their original publication date to preserve a little local history.

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Riverside students ‘Fight Like a Girl’ in self-defense demo at Taylor Community Center

ARCHIVES: Riverside students ‘Fight Like a Girl’ in self-defense demo at Taylor Community Center

Four students from Riverside Junior/Senior High School in Taylor proved last Sunday that the phrase “fight like a girl” doesn’t have to be an insult. As part of their senior project, 17-year-olds Autumn Werner, Samantha Eiden, Bill Loughney, and 18-year-old Randy Royce performed a free self-defense demonstration last Sunday at the Taylor Community Center that […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Motionless In White rides national success home to Scranton for ‘Creatures’ CD release show

ARCHIVES: Motionless In White rides national success home to Scranton for ‘Creatures’ CD release show

Singer Chris Cerulli has always been ready for fame. Ready or not, however, not even he could have predicted that his band Motionless In White would blow up across the country as quickly as they have. Starting out as a local cover band in 2005, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre-based metal/screamo group worked tirelessly to find their own […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

ARCHIVES: Scranton filmmaker tells actor Jason ‘Miller’s Tale’ in upcoming documentary

Rebecca Ferris, like many people in Scranton, knew actor/playwright Jason Miller years before his untimely death in 2001. What puzzled her, though, was why the actor surrendered his virtually overnight national success for regional theatre and the quiet life of his hometown. It’s a question that many have asked over the years, so Ferris decided […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

ARCHIVES: Lackawanna Historical Society hosts outdoor walking tours in downtown Scranton all summer

The city of Scranton has been through many changes over the years, but much of its architectural history still remains. The Lackawanna Historical Society will highlight many of these unique buildings in their summer walking tours of downtown Scranton, beginning June 5 and ending Oct. 30. The weekly tours begin every Saturday at 11 a.m. […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Clarks Green volunteer John Darcy founds ECTV, leads Scranton park project

ARCHIVES: Clarks Green volunteer John Darcy founds ECTV, leads Scranton park project

Volunteer of the Week: John Darcy Town of residence: Clarks Green Occupation: President of the board and co-founder of ECTV, vice president of East Scranton Business Association Charities/volunteer work: Immediate past president of the board of United Cerebral Palsy of NEPA, building committee of Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital, building review committee of city of Scranton, church […]

 Rich Howells

ARCHIVES: Felix Sarco brings counterculture music to the Scranton Cultural Center

ARCHIVES: Felix Sarco brings counterculture music to the Scranton Cultural Center

“Only in Scranton” is all I can think when I’m watching the psychedelic funk rock quintet known as Felix Sarco’s Polar Power Manifesto Magnet Supernova as they scream, writhe, dance, thrash, and just generally rock their way through a tune called “Once Upon a Mountain Top,” which is written from the perspective of a god […]