It’s Just a Day, Like Any Other

Yes, it’s Friday the 13th. You can embrace it, as the folks in Erie did. Or you can worry about it. Or you can treat it like any other Friday in a string of rainy, humid summer days and look forward to a nicer weekend. Since I have tickets to attend Pennsbury Manor’s Brews & Bites tomorrow, I’ll go with door number 3. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, check out the Trails of History program listings.

The Iron Pour via Facebook
The annual Fire at the Furnace and Arts on Fire Festival at Scranton Iron Furnaces were well-attended and, as always, extremely photogenic. Learn more on the Anthracite Heritage Museum’s Facebook page.

Play ball! via Eckley Miners' Village Facebook page
Staff and volunteers from Eckley Miners’ Village were at the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game earlier this week to promote the site and enjoy some minor league baseball. Eckley Players member Regina “Baba” Drasher threw out one of the night’s ceremonial first pitches. In the picture above, Baba makes a new friend--Champ, one of the RailRiders' mascots (seems like minor league teams usually have more than one).

The historic Ephrata Cloister is once again sharing the work of their summer interns on their blog, Chronicle Ephrata. You can find the blog here or by following Ephrata on Facebook.

If you are planning to attend Old Economy Village’s event on July 12, “An American Celebration,” and you have kids who have completed grades 3, 4, 5, or 6, it’s time for them to start studying. The winner of a good old-fashioned spelling bee will take home a $100 prize. Download the word list and start the nightly quizzes!


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