History & Heritage

  • Goodwill Industries Resurrects Abandoned North Scranton Building

    Goodwill Industries Resurrects Abandoned North Scranton Building

    March 3, 2017 No Comment

    After decades of abandonment, the former North Scranton Junior High School, located on Main Ave., was renovated to serve a new purpose. Goodwill Industries of Northeast PA transformed the historic ...

  • Coney Island Lunch

    Coney Island Lunch

    March 3, 2017 No Comment

    The Wiener of Hot Dog Restaurants With Pete Ventura at the grill and his brother Bob Ventura doing the prep work, Coney Island Lunch, has endured for over 50 years ...

  • Marking the Trail of History

    Marking the Trail of History

    December 5, 2016 No Comment

    Governor William W. Scranton One of Pennsylvania’s newest state historical markers was recently unveiled outside of the Lackawanna Historical Society in Scranton. The plaque honors Governor William (Bill) W. Scranton, ...

  • Marking the Trail of History

    Marking the Trail of History

    November 3, 2016 No Comment

    Anthracite Mine Disaster, Throop, PA, Lackawanna County This marker placed at the corners of Charles Street and Sanderson Avenue in Throop, remembers the worst mine disaster in the history of Lackawanna County. ...

  • Celebrating Two Centuries of Service

    Celebrating Two Centuries of Service

    November 3, 2016 No Comment

    Silver Lake Community Church This year, Silver Lake Christian Community Church (SLCC) in Brackney, Susquehanna County marks a milestone– 200 years as a faith community. In 1816, the Silver Lake ...

  • Guide to Small Town Holiday Shopping… Big Time Memories!

    Guide to Small Town Holiday Shopping… Big Time Memories!

    October 31, 2016 No Comment

    Tunkhannock So charming and significant is the downtown district of this Wyoming County Town that it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005. Tunkhannock was organized ...

  • Sacred Sentinel: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    Sacred Sentinel: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church

    October 3, 2016 No Comment

    The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Scranton was consecrated in 1926, but the faith community itself dates back even further. In 1915, a group began to congregate occasionally for small ...

  • Study the Past

    Study the Past

    October 3, 2016 No Comment

    Harford Historical Society Preserves the Soldier’s Orphan School The Soldier’s Orphan School in Harford (Susquehanna County) began in 1817 when Lyman Richardson began holding class in the attic of his ...

  • Explore What’s Next Door!

    Explore What’s Next Door!

    September 30, 2016 No Comment

    A Hudson Valley Getaway New York’s famed Hudson Valley is just a 90-minute drive from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area. National Geographic Traveler named the region one of the top 20 destinations in ...

  • Lebanese Heritage Festival

    Lebanese Heritage Festival

    August 31, 2016 No Comment

    Celebrating 22 Years of Ethnic Food, Friends and Fun! For the 22nd year, the parishioners and volunteers of St. Ann Maronite Church will transform their church and surrounding area into ...