This Week in Local History: Craft shop, high school sports star, flooding

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com
Hobby Hollow Craft Shop owners, Scott Atkinson, left, and Dee Thompson stood before the Factoryville store’s macrame selection in 1978. - Abington Journal file photos
Sharpe - Abington Journal file photos
Vicki and Al Kubick, of Newton Township, watched the rising Susquehanna River in 1998. - Abington Journal file photos

1978 — A new business, which opened the month before on College Avenue in Factoryville, was featured in that week’s Journal.

The Hobby Hollow Craft Shop, owned by Scott Atkinson and Dee Thompson, offered a variety of craft equipment and supplies.

1988 — Lackawanna Trail’s Linda Sharpe was featured in the Journal sports section for her many athletic accomplishments.

“The fact that the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, by virtue of the school calendar, limits schools to three sports seasons — fall, winter and spring — is probably the main factor involved in limiting Lackawanna Trail High school senior Laura Sharpe to nine varsity letters,” read the piece.

“When she graduates in early June, she will have accumulated a collection of nine varsity letters plus awards in field hockey, basketball and softball in her sophomore, junior and senior years.

“A 5’9 link for Coach Janet Finn’s field hockey squad, center forward for Ellen Frank’s basketball team, and pitcher-outfielder for Rich Revta’s Lady Lion softballers, Sharpe has served each team with distinction.”

1998 — The Susquehanna River and small local streams were just returning to normal levels after mild temperatures and rain caused some flooding in the Abingtons the week before.

Hobby Hollow Craft Shop owners, Scott Atkinson, left, and Dee Thompson stood before the Factoryville store’s macrame selection in 1978.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_ABJ-LH-0110-1978.jpgHobby Hollow Craft Shop owners, Scott Atkinson, left, and Dee Thompson stood before the Factoryville store’s macrame selection in 1978. Abington Journal file photos

Sharpe
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_ABJ-LH-0110-1988.jpgSharpe Abington Journal file photos

Vicki and Al Kubick, of Newton Township, watched the rising Susquehanna River in 1998.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/web1_ABJ-LH-0110-1998.jpgVicki and Al Kubick, of Newton Township, watched the rising Susquehanna River in 1998. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.