Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cabbage Roll 2007 is this weekend!

Rock 107 DJs Daniels and Webster will be broadcasting live from Lower Broadway in Nanticoke (just outside of Honeypot, near the Weis Market complex) this Friday, July 27 to support this weekend's Honey Pot Fire Company #6 Cabbage Roll! From the latest bulletin from the Cabbage Roll 2007 MySpace site:

Live broadcast from the Cabbage Roll Festival Lower Broadway Nanticoke, a 6am to 10 am Friday July 27th features Daniels and Webster from ROCK 107 FM Guest appearances from The NEPA Miners; Coal City Rollers; Pioneer Dance Team "The Hottest Ticket in Town”, Gentlemen’s Club 10 girls, Diamond City Rollers and more. Come and join in the fun and wake up to the dawning of the Cabbage Roll. Music is great and IT'S FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And from the previous bulletin:

Cabbage Roll 07

Friday July 27, 2007 5-11PM
Saturday July 28, 2007 Noon -11PM

Lower Broadway Fairgrounds Nanticoke, Pa

Music - Rides - Fireworks - Bike Show - Arts and Crafts Fair


Fireworks; Rides; Food; Games; Motorcycle Show, Arts and Craft Show and of course 40 lb Head; Beyond Fallen (Melissa Records Artists)

Special Cabbage Roll Challenge Match
NEPA Miners Pro Football Team (with Cheerleaders)
- Versus -
Coal City Rollers (Flat Track Female Roller Derby Team)
Special Referee: WWF Legend King Kong Bundy


Arts and Craft Fair; Rides; Food; Games

Music by: RSO and Jolly Joe

Cabbage Roll on Cabbage Hill, Honey Pot with DJ Iceman 2-6 PM;
W-B Pioneers and Dance Team, Coal City Rollers and the NEPA Miners and Mystery Guests


From Harrisburg, Pa.
Take ramp onto I-81 NORTH toward HAZLETON/ALLENTOWN - go 97.3 mi
Take exit #164/PA-29 onto SOUTH CROSS VALLEY EXPY toward NANTICOKE - go 4.3 mi
Take exit #3 toward NANTICOKE - go 0.3 mi
Turn Left on SANS SOUCI PKY - go 0.4 mi
Continue on E MAIN ST - go 0.8 mi
Turn Right on N WALNUT ST - go 0.2 mi
Continue on ACCESS RD - go 0.0 mi

From Binghamton, NY
Bear Right onto I-81 SOUTH toward NEW YORK/SCRANTON - go 51.6 mi
Take exit #194/PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE onto I-476 SOUTH - go 16.1 mi
Take exit #115 onto PA-315 SOUTH - go 1.5 mi
Bear Right onto I-81 SOUTH - go 10.4 mi
Take exit #164/PA-29 onto SOUTH CROSS VALLEY EXPY toward
NANTICOKE - go 4.1 mi
Take exit #3 toward NANTICOKE - go 0.3 mi
Turn Left on SANS SOUCI PKY - go 0.4 mi
Continue on E MAIN ST - go 0.8 mi
Turn Right on N WALNUT ST - go 0.2 mi
Continue on ACCESS RD - go 0.0 mi

From Stroudsburg, Pa
Turn Right onto I-80 WEST - go 45.5 mi
Take exit #260B onto I-81
NORTH toward WILKES-BARRE - go 13.5 mi
Take exit #164/PA-29 onto SOUTH CROSS VALLEY EXPY toward NANTICOKE - go 4.3 mi
Take exit #3 toward NANTICOKE - go 0.3 mi
Turn Left on SANS SOUCI PKY - go 0.4 mi
Continue on E MAIN ST - go 0.8 mi
Turn Right on N WALNUT ST - go 0.2 mi
Continue on ACCESS RD - go 0.0 mi

From Williamsport, Pa
Starting in WILLIAMSPORT, PA on MARKET ST go toward CHURCH ST - go 1.1 mi
Bear Left on MONTGOMERY RD[US-15] - go 0.6 mi
Continue to follow US-15 SOUTH - go 15.3 mi
Take the I-80 EAST exit toward BLOOMSBURG - go 30.5 mi
Take exit #241B onto US-11 EAST toward BERWICK - go 25.9 mi
Turn Right on LOWER BROADWAY ST - go 0.6 mi
Turn Right on ACCESS RD - go 0.0 mi

Lots of stuff that is free:
Music, fireworks,meeting King Kong Bundy,Coal City Rollers,NEPA Miners, W-B Pioneers, enter the bike show, and watch the greatest sport in the World: Cabbage Rolling!

Hang with us Friday morning with Daniels and Webster
Rock 107 Legends at the Fairgrounds 6-10AM

Go to the official Cabbage Roll 2007 website for more details!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Great Nanticoke Yard Sale is this Saturday, July 14!

This Saturday, anyone driving through Nanticoke will be greeted with a strange sight: yard sale after yard sale, as Nanticoke holds what is now being billed as "The Great Nanticoke Yard Sale Part II A"! (Part II B will be held sometime in September.) Come to Nanticoke this Saturday and see what the people of this city have to offer!

For more information, go here:

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Upcoming events

Upcoming events in and around Nanticoke:

Holy Trinity Church Annual Homecoming Festival, Friday July 6 and Saturday, July 7, 5:00 PM - Midnight on the grounds of Holy Child Church, Sheatown
(Saturday Outdoor Mass, 4:00 PM at Holy Child Grove)
- Entertainment by X-Country (Friday) and 40 Lb. Head (Saturday)
- Homemade Polish Foods, Games, Refreshments
- Stop in at the Holy Child Orphanage to browse their final "Flea Market" - Fill a bag for $2.00
- Flowers and plants donated by A&J Florist will be available to buy

Cabbage Roll 2007 T-shirts on sale Saturday, July 7, noon - 6:00 PM, Honey Pot Fire House, 13 Honey Pot Street, Nanticoke
- All sizes adult and children's, $10 each
- See their official website for more information

Greater Nanticoke Area Drug Task Force golf tournament July 9, 2007 at the Wyoming Valley Country Club
- Format is Captain & Crew
- Cost per foursome is $340.00
- For tournament information call Ken Malin at 814-9002 or Jim Samselski at 574-8111

City-wide Yard Sale, Saturday, July 14
Maps will be available at Patriots' Square on the day of the event, or just come to town and drive around from sale to sale!

Cabbage Roll 2007, July 27 and 28
See their official website for more information!

Sanitary Bakery

Sanitary Bakery
126 East Ridge Street
Nanticoke, PA 18634
(570) 735-6630
Phone orders accepted for worldwide shipping

Sanitary Bakery in Nanticoke is the oldest bakery in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Its name comes from a long-ago time when the word "Sanitary" indicated a level of quality and cleanliness beyond that of run-of-the-mill bakeries. In Nanticoke today, simply saying "Sanitary" brings to mind the best fresh-baked cakes, cookies, breads, and pastries this side of your grandmother's kitchen!

Block out plenty of time for your visit to Sanitary Bakery, because there's sure to be a line of people ahead of you. Walk in, take a number, look at all the delicious items in the glass cases, and if you're able, hold the door open for folks leaving the place with their arms full of boxes of goodies!

The mornings are always an especially busy time at Sanitary Bakery as people line up to get a fresh-brewed coffee and maybe a just-made donut or danish for the ride to work - or a box of them to share with their co-workers. Visiting Sanitary on Sunday morning after church is a tradition for many families. And their birthday cakes and cupcakes are the finest around, far better and less expensive than what supermarkets or big-box stores have to offer!

Seasonal and ethnic foods are a specialty, too. These include kruschicki (crisp-fried pastry bow-ties or ribbons dusted with powdered sugar) and, during the Lenten leadup to Easter, ponchki (also called paczki, punchki, or pounchki), dense, delicious, donut-like pastries traditionally filled with prunes or prune paste (lekvar) but also available with other fruit fillings.

And these treats are not solely available to residents of Nanticoke and surrounding areas! No, thanks to their website ( people from all over can see what Sanitary Bakery has to offer, and can order their favorite items by calling (570) 735-6630 (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express accepted). But if you are anywhere in or near Nanticoke, you must experience the sights and smells of Sanitary Bakery in person!

For directions to Sanitary Bakery, go here.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Nanticoke's amazing web presence

For a city as small as it is, there are quite a few websites about Nanticoke. Here's a sampling:

The Official City of Nanticoke web page.

The unofficial Home Page for Nanticoke Online. 9,082,000 square kilometers of land? I don't think so. If our city were a square, each side would be over 3000 kilometers long! I think they meant square meters. Maybe.

The Greater Nanticoke Area School District web site, complete with an interactive map of our schools. Kosciuszko Street used to be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only street where you could go from Kindergarten through the second year of college (at Luzerne County Community College, a.k.a. L.C.C.C., a.k.a. the University of Nanticoke) without ever having to leave the street.

Here's some general data on Nanticoke, and here's some more detailed demographic data. Nanticoke has its own Wikipedia entry!

Then there are tribute pages, like Capt'n Clint's Place, with antique photos of Nanticoke. The Nanticoke Historical Society has some more old photos here.
Here's a really nice page, with maps and a history. Middle Road is as old as the United States itself...? Wow!

Nanticoke has at least one other famous citizen, the actor Nick Adams.

I blog a blog of Nanticoke

Sunrise over Nanticoke, October 20, 2005

I've lived in Nanticoke pretty much all of my life, with some time away in college and immediately afterwards. As an adult I've made a conscious decision to stay here, having recently bought the house that used to belong to my grandmother.

Nanticoke is the sort of town that Norman Rockwell used to paint, a genuine slice of Americana with tree-lined streets and kids playing in their front yards. It is not perfect - no place is - but it has a lot more to offer than many people realize.

I want to change that. Nanticoke already has a fairly strong web presence, but it could be better. This blog, and the things that will follow, are my attempt to improve Naticoke's online image, and to help people see this city as I see it.