Shrine to St. Frances X. Cabrini on the grounds of St. Lucy’s Church in West Scranton. The shrine was dedicated on June 7, 1998. Times-Tribune Staff Photo
“She was always smiling – her eyes were like two stars” is how Mother Matilda described Mother Cabrini, later to become St. Frances Cabrini, the first American to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
Also after reading about the first American Saint’s time in Scranton, be sure to check out the collection of articles written by the Times-Tribune Lifestyles staff about the lives of religious sisters in Scranton
“Spartacus” premieres at West Side Theater in true open-night form on June 14, 1961. Klieg lights swept the sky over theater and television and radio broadcast covered first-nighters’ arrival. Featured in colorful activities outside theater were Keystoners Drum and Bugle Corps from Milton, shown here going through drill routine under the marquee. Times Tribune Archives
With the news of a new future for the former Moonshine theater on Adams Ave, got me thinking about another one of Scranton former great theater’s that was redeveloped. The theater is the West Side Theater that open in November 1, 1926.
Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney died yesterday at the age of 93. Looking through the archives of the Times-Tribune, I turned several articles on the actor including the one above about his sponsorship of a contest for paper carriers.