September 25, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Several Counties Taking Back Unused, Unwanted Prescription Drugs Sept. 27

On Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Elk Lake School District Closer To Energy Upgrade Completion

At the Sept. More...

Wyalusing Swing Choir to Perform At Standing Stone Vesper Church

The Wyalusing Swing Choir will be providing the special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in Standing Stone this Sunday evening, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m. More...

Meeting to Focus On Preparing Food For Diabetics

Diabetes is a very serious and costly disease, but research has shown that those who learn to manage their blood glucose (sugar) levels, eat healthy, and exercise regularly can lower their risk of complications and lead a healthier and more productiv More...

2015 OYW Finalists Reach Out to TACO

During the month of September, each 2015 Outstanding Young Woman Finalist assisted in supporting the local TACO organization. More...

United Drilling, Inc. Donates $500 to Support LIFE Center Campaign

The Friends of Fitness Committee is pleased to announce that United Drilling, Inc. has joined in the support of the LIFE Center campaign with a $500 contribution. More...

Wyalusing Public Library’s “Land of Wonder” Wows Visitors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the smiles of those experiencing the new “Land of Wonder” at the Wyalusing Public Library Saturday morning spoke volumes. More...

Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen Closes on New Facility

Officials of the Seven Loaves Soup Kitchen announced that their closing on the property at 51 Warren Street, Tunkhannock, took place on Sept. 12, and that the charity officially owns the building. More...

Penn Extension Announces Dairy Farm Bill Meeting Dates

The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host 35 meetings this fall on the Margin Protection Program also known as the MPP- Dairy. Meetings will be held across the state during the day and evening. More...

Natural Fertilizers Loaded With Nutrients and Minerals.

Organic fertilizers, or those that are derived from living organisms and not manufacturered through chemicals, can provide sufficient nutrients and minerals to grow healthy plants. Bone Meal More...

Equine Stewardship Program Held Recently in Towanda

A two night workshop event was recently held in Towanda for horse owners that where interested in learning more about how to take better care of the animals that they love. More...

Six Ingredients for Upland Habitat Project Success

Like any agricultural crop, wildlife habitat needs to be approached with planning and attention to detail. New or improved upland wildlife habitat projects need to be planned, seed ordered and work scheduled. More...

Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Program Offered

The PA Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is holding a Women’s Intro to Fly Fishing Program on Saturday, Oct. 18, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Slate Run Tackle Shop, 14167 Rt. 414 Hwy., Slate Run. More...

Local Man Supports Shelter

For many years Newman Benson has donated to the Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS). He personally hand delivers checks to BCHS for all of their service to the homeless animals and for servicing the community. More...

Area Students Named to Dean’s List

Several students from the Rocket-Courier coverage area have been listed on the Summer Dean’s List at Penn State. They are: Corey Burlingame, Towanda; Stephen Hawthorne, Sayre; Tonia Oliver, Montrose and Christina Pond, Athens. More...

Summer Youth Employment Program a Success

Local youth across the Northern Tier were able to earn a paycheck this summer while gaining valuable work experience. Sixty-two young people, ages 14 to 21, participated in the Summer Employment program in the five county region. More...

C&N Honors Eight Employees

Eight Citizens & Northern Bank employees have been recognized for a combined 120 years of service to the financial institution. More...

United Way 2015 Campaign Goal: $475K

The United Way of Bradford County held its Kick-Off Celebration for the 2015 Fundraising Campaign last Thursday afternoon at the Wysox Fire Hall. More...

Support Local Businesses Along the Pumpkin Trail

A number of local merchants are inviting the public to meander along Route 267 and Route 367 to enjoy the flaming foliage as well as visit family farms and businesses during the 2nd Annual Pumpkin Trail. More...

County Chamber Hosts Networking Event at New Williams Facility

Over the last several months, the Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce has hosted a number of “After Hours” events at local businesses, allowing chamber members and other guests to network and intermingle. More...

Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest and Wine Festival Oct. 11

The Tunkhannock Rotary Harvest and Wine Festival is fast approaching on Oct. 11 at Lazybrook Park in Tunkhannock from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). More...

Craft Demonstrations to be Presented at Flaming Foliage Festival

The Sullivan County Flaming Foliage Festival, held on Oct. More...

‘People’s Choice Award’ Fundraiser To Benefit OYW Scholarship Fund

The 2015 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman (OYW) Program, sponsored by the Towanda Lions Club, is being held Sept. 27 at the Towanda Jr./Sr. High School Auditorium, beginning at 7 p.m. More...

Commissioner Proclamations Advocate Literacy

BRADFORD-WYOMING CO. LITERACY PROGRAM SPEAKS ON FUNDING

In an effort to raise public awareness of adult education, family literacy programs and diminishing language barriers, Wyoming County Commissioners proclaimed the week of Sept. More...

Guitar Music of Venezuela at Dietrich

Friend of the Dietrich Theater, classical guitarist Jay Steveskey, has enabled his Dietrich audience to take many musical journeys with him, choosing Venezuela as the next destination on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 3 p.m. More...

BeST Transit Operating Business as Usual

A recent news release reporting the end of service of a neighboring county’s transit agency has prompted BeST Transit’s management team to clarify BeST Transit (formerly Endless Mountains Transportation Authority) is an entirely different More...

Safety Essential When Visiting a Farm

The nursery rhyme does not state, “Old MacDonald had a farm and on this farm there was a bunch of dangerous things.” But maybe it should? More...

Troy Sale Barn Receives $500 Donation

The Troy Sale Barn has recently received a $500 donation from Connie Barrett, in memory of her late husband, Lloyd S. Barrett, Jr. While growing up, Lloyd worked at the sale barn, and later, he became a farmer in the Austinville Area. More...

After Wet Growing Season, Risks High for Barn and Silo Fires

A rash of barn and silo fires recently has an extension farm safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences warning farmers to be aware of—and if necessary, take precautions against blazes caused by stored crops with high More...

Radio Tags, Telemetry Used in River Bass-Movement Research

If you catch a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna or its tributaries, with a wire trailing from its underside, it is a participant in a study of fish movement related to wider research into the causes of fish diseases in the river system. More...

New Online Option for Hunter Education Explored

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave preliminary approval to a measure that would allow for the development and implementation of a new Hunter-Trapper Education course to be offered wholly online. More...

13th and Final ‘Airing of the Quilts’ to Be Held in Tunkhannock Oct. 4

The 13th and final Airing of the Quilts will be Saturday, Oct. 4. “We’ve had 13 wonderful years but it’s time for change,” announces Jeannette Kitlan, owner of Endless Mountains Quiltworks in Tunkhannock. More...

Manchester Scholarship Now Available

The application deadline for the Ernest Manchester Memorial Scholarship is Sept. 30. More...

Chamberlin Awarded for Service

Benjamin Chamberlin, left, outgoing commander of Wyalusing American Legion Post 534, receives a plaque from new commander, Ronald Ross, for his outstanding service to the post during the past three years. More...

Canton’s Apple & Cheese Festival Celebrates 25 Years

The PA Apple & Cheese Festival will take place Oct. 4 and 5 at the Manley-Bohlayer Farm in East Canton. This is a special year for all the volunteers who organize and present the festival as it is the 25th year. More...

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