There’s Something Good around the Corner Photo by Samantha Bucher (April 1, 2016) “There’s Something Good around the Corner,” Photo by Samantha Bucher (April 1, 2016)

The light switches. The green walk sign appears, and I scurry across the street. I pull the straps tighter on my backpack and look around. The city unfolds itself before me like a map. There are creases along some areas from being folded up so many times. Tiny holes pierce the corners [more…]

The Remains of the Train Station Photo by Owen Vaughn (March 31, 2016)“What Remains of the Train Station,” Photo by Owen Vaughn (March 31, 2016)

Northeast Pennsylvania was, at one time, the largest coal-producing region in the United States. This ruined train station was a vital part of that system. It is estimated that the Lehigh-Susquehanna train station shipped over a million tons of coal to New York in its day, making it one of the most active and prosperous train lines in the area [more…]

Grandpa’s Workshop on Scott Street Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)“Grandpa’s Workshop on Scott Street,” Photo by Sarah Gyle (April 10, 2016)

This is a shop that I’ve been telling myself since I started working in the adult world that I’d buy something from. I haven’t set foot inside since I was 6 or 7. When I was a kid, my favorite part of the shop was looking into the storefront and watching the owner’s cat lounging on the handmade furniture [more…]

[What a Mug!, Failed Coffee Shop Startup Photo by Anastasia Humphrey (April 10, 2016)“What a Mug! Failed Coffee Shop Startup,” Photo by Anastasia Humphrey (April 10, 2016)

The failed coffee start-up, A Cup of Heaven, has been abandoned by everyone who was involved in its creation, including the woman who came up with the original idea. Over the years it has garnered the alias “the coffee mug building” by Wilkes-Barre’s residents [more…]