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Diamond Days: Joe Grzenda takes a look back at his baseball career

Joe Grzenda graduated from Moosic High School on June 8, 1955, his 18th birthday. Two days later his father drove him to Jamestown, New York and dropped him off at a stranger’s house. So began a two-decade professional baseball odyssey for Grzenda wherein (read more)

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Ice Cream: Remembering a treat

It’s summer. Do you know where your ice cream is? Donald E. Dinning of Carbondale certainly does. He keeps two 1.5-quart containers (formerly half-gallons) of Turkey Hill vanilla in the refrigerator’s freezer at his North High Rise apartment as a backup f (read more)

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The Great Guy: Author Guy Valvano pens "Turning 50"

Guy is at it again. Still the premier sportswriter and historian of northeastern Pennsylvania, Guy Valvano is hard at work putting the finishing touch on the latest of his 12 books, this one about the 48-year-old University of Scranton soccer program that (read more)

Washington Watch

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CANNABIS SURPRISING ATTRACTION Think you’ve seen it all? A recent article in The New York Times will surprise you. Many of the people behind the growth of the cannabis industry — better known as marijuana — are, believe it or not, older women. These are b (read more)


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Slugs ate my petunias. Overnight. Right down to a couple of bare stems sticking out of the ground. In other years they have only lightly munched, with bearable damage, on the menu I usually offer of generic red petunias, but this spring I sprung for Easy (read more)


-30- When I wrote my “swan song” for the May-June edition of Good Times and created a headline that said I was typing “30” for the last time, I thought readers would know what I was talking about. I was mistaken. After 72 years in the newspaper business, (read more)


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The government probably would be just as happy if you didn’t go to Turkey this year what with the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and other parts of that country. The U.S. State Department says that U.S. citizens should “carefully consider the need to trave (read more)

Good Times in Tennessee

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Good Times travelers are going to Tennessee in November for seven days of holiday fun and excitement. The trip, with stops in Chattanooga and Nashville, has been arranged for the travel club by John Madden of TravelWorld. Included are stays at the Oprylan (read more)

Helping Aphasia patients better communicate

Helping Aphasia patients better communicate Approximately 800,000 people have a stroke each year; about one every 40 seconds. Only heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases and accidents are more deadly. Strokes occur due to problems with (read more)

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Jazz Fest 2017

Two world renowned artists, jazz icon Stanley Clarke (pictured above) and Jazz guitarists/vocalist John Pizzarreli will be the headline acts for the 13th Annual Jazz Festival scheduled for Aug. 4, 5 and 6, at the historic Radisson Hotel in downtown Scrant (read more)

Phone Scam Alert

The Internal Revenue Service has warned people to beware of a new scam linked to the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System, where fraudsters call to demand an immediate tax payment through a prepaid debit card. This scam is being reported across the count (read more)

Medicare Penalties

Each year, thousands of Americans miss their deadline to enroll in Medicare, and federal officials and consumer advocates worry that many of them mistakenly think they don’t need to sign up because they have purchased insurance on the health law’s marketp (read more)