The Endless Mountains region (upper right of map) will be reunited in a sense on Friday, May 22, when more businesses in Wyoming and Susquehanna counties can resume operations. Are we up to the responsibility? Commentary by Rick Hiduk (Exclusive to readers) A Facebook meme floating around the lastContinue Reading

Commentary by Rick Hiduk Earlier this evening, a friend shared a really good “brush with greatness”* story as he told of us of his father being hit in the head with a bongo thrown by the percussionist from the 1990s folk-rock group, Blind Melon during Woodstock 1994. I’m not sureContinue Reading

By Rick Hiduk One of the most popular soft rock groups of the 1970s that just barely made it to the 1980s, the Captain & Tennille were also easy targets for criticism for their sincere yet banal approach to their career. In the end, they were definitely better appreciated byContinue Reading

By Rick Hiduk Ray Sawyer, the founder of the pop-rock band Dr. Hook (& the Medicine Show), died today (12/31/18) at the age of 81. The group was founded in Union City, New Jersey and would undergo many personnel changes right through the past few years when his son andContinue Reading

Photos and Commentary by Rick Hiduk The tradition of June weddings has been broadened over time into two wedding seasons per year; May to early July and late August to October. Couples-to-be smartly avoid what is generally the hottest month of the year, even though Mother Nature always has theContinue Reading

Chuck Berry, who died on March 18, 2017, didn’t invent Rock ‘n’ Roll, but he was certainly one of its most important creators and purveyors. He was often imitated, both illegally by the Beach Boys and with great pride by the Beatles and Rolling Stones, but his unique blend ofContinue Reading

  My biological parents’ surnames are Hiduk and Johnson. The Hiduks (top) moved from Olyphant in Lackawanna County, where they were married into the Wilding family, to Herrick Township in Bradford County in the late 1940s. The Johnsons (above) have been in the Towanda and Wyalusing area of Bradford CountyContinue Reading

Commentary by Rick Hiduk On Christmas Day, we were having great fun testing out the Google Home smart stereo system at my sister and brother-in-law’s house in Pittston Township. When the system kept taking my niece, Samantha’s, request for Christmas music in darker directions, my brother-in-law, Steve, said, “OK, Google.Continue Reading