Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Aylesworth Park Slide Show

Hang in for another test. This is the same thing I posted this morning, except in slide show form. I'm still trying to get the hang of Photobucket.

Aylesworth Park

I thought I'd get this one out of the way before the pictures look really dated. I was at Aylesworth Park in Archbald Friday morning, before the leaves started to pop. This is a relatively new park, and it has the potential to be one of the nicest in the area.

This is a view of the lake...

...and a goose going for a morning swim... another walked through a near by field.

There's even a waterfall.
Here's a closer look.And, this is the view of the Casey Highway from the top of the dam.

You can increase the size of the photos by clicking on them, just like the old blog site.

The park could use a few things, like a clearly marked walking trail and some real rest rooms, rather than the current portable plastic cabinets of awful aromas.

In addition, there should be more signs pointing to the park and wider access roads. I thought I was driving in to a cemetery Friday morning. Luckily, I asked a man walking in the area for directions, and he said I was on the right road.

I realize the county has other priorities right now, but a few dollars can make Aylesworth Park one of the county's top destinations.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Roaring Brook Slide Show

Bear with me for another slide show test. These pictures were shot Saturday morning along Roaring Brook in East Scranton. This is my first post using Photobucket rather than

Let's all say it at the same time: "Andy needs a life."

Welcome Back

Well, it's finally here. The new blog pages are up and running. After months of pestering the webmaster, and then annoying the acting webmaster, we now have a little more to work with.

The old blog page was okay, but it was time to to take it to the next level. Welcome to the next level. More color, more pictures, even some video, fonts, etc... Yes, it's nothing that wasn't available to any internet user, but it's new to me and I'm having a good time.

We actually constructed these things last week, so I've been doing some experimental posts for a few days. I've tried several ways to do slide shows--, Picasa, AOL and Photobucket. I'm not thrilled with the look, but I've found it's the easiest to use.

Like anything else, it's a work in progress, and thanks for stopping by.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Penguins on the Radio

I was blessed with a rare weekend off, and I had the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins game on the car radio as I searched for adventure Friday night.

Something jumped out at me as I listened to Scott Stuccio do the play-by-play. He's really good.

I know I should have written this sooner. The season is nearly over. Unfortunately, listening to hockey on the radio is not part of my routine.

Having worked with Scott many years ago, I knew he was a big hockey fan. After listening Friday night, I was impressed with his knowledge of the sport and more importantly, his enthusiasm.

This is Scott's first season as voice of the Penguins. Let's hope for many more.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

John Anderson

It's nice to see good things happen to good people. The East Scranton Little league Complex has been named for John Anderson. He coached here for more than 35 years. No doubt he had a big influence on a lot of young lives. We tried to do the math Saturday morning-- 20 kids on a team, dozens of teams-- that's a lot of effort, a lot of dedication.

I've known John's son, Matt, for years. Matt is a skilled photographer who always worked hard. Now, I see where he gets it.

The First Slide Show: Trains and Bridges

Welcome to the first attempt at a slide show. This is just another collection of old photos, but at least we have a theme going this time-- trains and railroad bridges.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

The Photo Experiment: Learn by Doing

This is a series of photos you've seen before.
So, why are they making a return appearance?

Well, I'm still trying to figure out how this new blog system works. I'm experimenting with sizes, locations, etc.
I think it will take a while before I finally settle on a format, and learn to use it effectively.
There has to be an easier way than my current method, but I guess I'll figure it out, eventually.
Beware of what you want, because one day, you might get it.

And like the old blog, you can increase the size of the picture by clicking on it.

Enjoy your weekend !

Friday, April 25, 2008

Weekend Preview

I'm on vacation, but the weekend morning broadcasts will be in great hands. Norm Jones is filling in.

As many of you read, Paul Grippi is moving on to other things. I got to know Paul when he and I worked down the street. He's not a bad guy, for a Broncos fan. And, another member of the team is moving on. Joe Frischman worked audio on the weekend morning broadcasts. He was one of those people you loved to have around because he knew how to do a lot of different things.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Monday was an unusual day. I had the opportunity to work all night and produce "Newswatch 16 This Morning," so my day was free.

I hadn't seen a movie in ages, and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" has been getting good reviews, including three and a half stars from Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun-Times. I liked it, though not as much as some of the critics. I wondered if I was missing some of the laughs, but it was difficult to tell. I often gauge the movie by the reactions of other movie goers, but at the Monday 12:25 pm show, I was the only one in the house!

You'll be impressed by Mila Kunis, who played Jackie in "That 70's Show." Ebert called her "stunningly gorgeous." On top of that, Kunis can act.

This was my first visit to the downtown Scranton cineplex since it was remodeled a few years ago. Yes, I don't get out much. The theater was nice, but the men's room was a mess. The parking garage elevator was filled with trash, but that's the Parking Authority's problem.

Day One

This is a test of the new blog. I already have a headache.

There are a number of advantages-- a more attractive layout, more color, more photos. However, it's still my bad writing and photography.