Monday, March 23, 2009

Audio postcard from Nanticoke

As part of the radio series "100 Days: On the Road in Troubled Times", NPR reporter David Greene posted a report from Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke:

Lessons From The Recession In The Classroom

...But things are different at a public institution in Northeastern Pennsylvania, where I arrived a few days ago.

"I have a very full load. My classes are packed these semesters," says Jim McAndrew, a professor of economics and management at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Pa. He says Luzerne is "affordably priced" and has seen a "huge increase" in enrollment.
Unfortunately, the radio report somehow manages to omit mentioning where Luzerne County Community College is located, beyond "Northeastern Pennsylvania." At least Nanticoke is mentioned in the online version!

Monday, March 2, 2009

City-Data: Nanticoke is a nifty site that provides demographic information about various localities. It also provides discussion forums for people who want to talk about a particular city, which is especially useful for former residents who want to keep in touch with how things are going at the place they still think of as home. Nanticoke's entry on City-Data can be found here:

Here are the current (as of this writing) forums about Nanticoke, and the current number of comments in each:

Reminisce about Nanticoke (39 replies)
Greater Nanticoke Area School DRESS CODE !! (32 replies)
Nanticoke Spider Infestation? (9 replies)
How's Nanticoke?? (46 replies)
Wilkes-Barre/Nanticoke Restaurants (0 replies)
Nanticoke bar/restaurant with stuffed turkey hanging over the bar? (2 replies)