Thomas S. Tull, right, British consul general at Philadelphia, presents the insignia and certificate of honorary membership in the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire to its first American recipient, Sister Mary Margaret, R.S.M., a patient at Mercy Hospital. Holding the citation is Dr. Walter J. Larkin and in back is Sister Mary Georgia, R.S.M. Times-Tribune File
Fifty years ago, Sister Mary Margaret was honored by Queen Elizabeth II with honorary membership in Order of the British Empire. Sister Mary received this honor for her years of service working and later running a hospital for lepers in British Guiana.
Over the past two centuries, Northeast Pennsylvania has played host to seemingly hundreds of US Presidents and candidates hoping to earn the job.
The region played a small but memorable role in history just 10 years ago when John Kerry, hoping for a shot at the White House, chose Scranton as his first stop after accepting the Democratic presidential nomination in Boston.
Illustration of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing by Scranton Times cartoonist Lew Harsh from July 21, 1969.
Northeastern Pennsylvania had a connection to the Apollo 11 mission. The connection was Old Forge native Glynn Lunney. Mr. Lunney served as the flight director for the Apollo 11 mission as well as the Apollo 13 and many others.
With the death of Elaine Stritch, I gave a look a look through the Times-Tribune Archives to see if she had every performed in our area.
The search turned up an article previewing Ms. Stritch’s appearance at the Pocono Playhouse in 1967. She appeared in a production of “Wonderful Town” at the Playhouse. She replaced Roberta MacDonald who was injured during rehearsals.
Some of the first Little League players in Scranton. Photo was snapped at Weston Field on July 14, 1949 after the boys received uniforms, bats and gloves from the Scranton Recreation Bureau and the Greater Scranton Sports Boosters. Times-Tribune Archives.