June 7, 1979
Announcement slated at movie premiere
The local premiere of “Rocky II” at the West Side Theatre would have some extra excitement June 15. James B. McNulty and attorney Edmund Scachitti planned to make an announcement having to do with the general election in November.
Political insiders believed they would be announcing a run for Lackawanna County commissioner.
The cost to attend the event was $10 per person. The donation included champagne, the movie and the announcement.
Curfew to be enforced for Clarks Summit kids
A June 6 Clarks Summit council meeting was a busy one.
First on the agenda was passage of a curfew ordinance for children. Kids under the age of 18 would have to be indoors between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless accompanied by an adult. The new curfew would be enforced by borough police.
Next, council updated the fine from a 1912 ordinance that outlawed dumping of yard waste in the street. The original fine was $2; the new fine was $25 per violation.
Council also awarded contracts for road work in the borough. The contracts went to Keystone Paving with a bid of $14,141 for the work and Wyoming Sand & Stone with a bid of $14.50 a ton for the materials.
Out & About
At the clubs: “Country Honey” at the Pub Charles, “Asparagus Sunshine” at the Wine Cellar, Bob Rogers & Ed Lenihan at Collins Tap Room and disco dancing at Time Square Disco, Studio 231 and Oz.
At the movies: “Blazing Saddles” at the Center Theatre, “Grease” at the Ritz, “The Deer Hunter,” “Battlestar Galactica” and “The Promise” at the Cinema at Viewmont Mall, “Hair” at the West Side, and “The Evictors” and “Sunnyside” at Circle Drive-In.
Brian Fulton has been the librarian at The Times-Tribune for the past 15 years. On his blog, Historically Hip, he writes about the great concerts, plays/musicals and celebrity happenings that have taken place throughout NEPA. He is also the co-host of the local history podcast, Historically Hip. He competed and was crowned grand champion on an episode of NPR quiz show “Ask Me Another.” Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9140; or @TTPagesPast