December 25, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

NTSWA Works on Leachate Agreement with County

The Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) is currently in the process of striking a deal with Bradford County regarding the expansion of its leachate treatment facility in Burlington Township. Chris Lantz, NTSWA solicitor, More...

New Windows for Susquehanna Co. Courthouse

The Susquehanna County Courthouse is getting new windows as part of an ongoing upgrade project that will boost the energy efficiency of the 150-year-old structure. More...

Sen. Yaw Addresses Bradford Co. FFA Leadership Conference in Alba

State Senator Gene Yaw recently addressed Future Farmers of America (FFA) students from across Bradford County during the “FFA Leadership Conference” held at the First Christian Church in Alba Borough. More...

Heritage Region Seeks

Numerous organizations have been successful in recent decades in bringing Tunkhannock area residents to the shores of the Susquehanna River and enhancing both recreation and the community’s appreciation of the borough’s long history with More...

Grills for Christmas

WVHS shop teacher Mike Reibson, right, offers grilling tips to students in his ninth and tenth grade welding and fabrication class. More...

EMVB Signs Memorandum

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau Executive Director Jean Ruhf (left) and visitors bureau Board of Director President Kathy Stetler signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Dec. More...

Treasurer Says Unclaimed Property Owed to Food Banks and Charities

More than $224,000 in unclaimed property is owed to food banks, shelters, missions and other charitable organizations throughout the commonwealth, including Goodwill Industries and the Salvation Army, State Treasurer Rob McCord reported recently. More...

SCCTC Director Announces Upcoming Nurses Graduation

Dr. Alice M. Davis, executive director of the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC), would like to announce the upcoming graduation of the second class of practical nursing students. More...

Christmas Tidbits to Put You in the Holiday Spirit

The holiday season has arrived, and millions of people across the globe will be celebrating Christmas with their families and friends. The following are some interesting tidbits to share with your loved ones this holiday season. More...

While Out Christmas Shopping, Choose Safety

It’s almost that time of year again. Holiday songs are playing on the radio, decorations are being hung and shoppers are searching for their perfect treasures. Selecting gifts for children is challenging, but safety should still come first. More...

State Police Urge Motorists to Travel Safely During Holidays

The Pennsylvania State Police remind motorists to travel safely during the upcoming Christmas and New Year holidays. More...

Congress Agrees to Widen Federal Help for Disabled

Congress recently gave final approval to the most sweeping legislation to help the disabled in a quarter century, allowing Americans with disabilities to open tax-free bank accounts to pay for needs such as education, housing and health care. More...

Dairy Court Gives to Food Drive

The Wyoming/Lackawanna County Dairy Princess committee and court, in the spirit of giving, have donated to several food drives this holiday season. More...

Register Now for 2015 Dairy Summit: Deadline Nears

Registration for the 2015 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, planned for Feb. 4 and 5 at the Lancaster Marriott on Penn Square in Lancaster is now open. More...

Lawton Senior Center’s Breakfast with Santa Volunteers

Shown above are the many volunteers who helped at Lawton’s Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 13 during the center’s annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. More...

DEP Reports $800,000 Settlement Against Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced a settlement with Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC (TGP) for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law during the construction of a natural gas pipeline in 2011 and 2012 throug More...

Breakfast With Santa

Kylie Shingler, 7, is shown sitting on Santa’s lap during his stop at the Lawton Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 13. Kylie attended the center’s annual Breakfast with Santa. Shown behind her and Santa are Donna and Nicole Watts. More...

Excited to See Santa

An excited Alexia Marshall, daughter of Josh and Katherine Marshall, Overton, sits on Santa’s lap at the New Albany VFW Post 384 Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

Santa Comes to VFW Post 384

Morgan Broschart, 4, asked Santa for something you don’t see many kids ask for nowadays – books. The studious young lady is the daughter of Rob and Renee Boschart of Overton. More...

Letter to Santa

Nine-year-old Lily Decker of Montrose is shown above in serious thought over what she plans to include in her letter to Santa. Lily joined area kids in Wyalusing when Santa and Mrs. Claus came to town on Friday night, Nov. More...

VFW Post 384 Host Children’s Christmas Party

Every child who attended the New Albany VFW Post 384 Christmas with Santa earlier this month received a toy purchased by VFW members. More...

Time Out for Arts & Crafts

Five-year-old Lilly Bobrek, left, and sister Faith, seven, were busy constructing wreaths at a table set up for arts and crafts in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room located in the rear of Wyalusing’s Community Corp building, after their visit More...

He’s all Smiles for Santa

Daryn Finan, 3, son of Joseph and Summer Finan of Dushore, was all smiles when he received a candy cane from VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 384 Jr. Vice President Elaine Richlin and had his chance to talk with Santa. More...

Has She Been Naughty, or Nice?

Volunteer Judy Bechtel took a break Saturday, Dec. 13 from her breakfast serving duties at the Lawton Senior Center during the center’s annual Breakfast with Santa fundraising event. More...

Santa Stops by Towanda

Emmalynn Ennis visits Santa on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Hurley’s Fresh Market IGA in Towanda. She told him that she would like a Sew Cool Sewing Machine. More...

The McGlynns Visit With Santa

Siblings Katie McGlynn, 6; Erica, 4, and Molly, 9, patiently pose with Santa for a photo during their visit to the Lawton Senior Center’s annual Breakfast with Santa. More...

Isaiah Likes Santa Claus

Three-year-old Isaiah Matson of Wyalusing is all smiles as he sits on Santa’s lap after filling Santa in on his Christmas wish list during the New Albany Children’s Fund Christmas Party Sunday at the New Albany Social Hall. More...

New Albany Area Children’s Fund Hosts Christmas Party

It was a full house at the New Albany Social Hall Sunday afternoon. Believers of all ages were in attendance at the New Albany Christmas Party, hosted by the New Albany Area Children’s Fund. More...

Marino Applauds Passage of Anti-Drug Trafficking Bill

Congressman Tom Marino applauded the passage of a bill to combat transnational drug trafficking. The bill, which passed the Senate yesterday, Transnational Drug Trafficking Act (S. 706) is the counterpart to Representative Marino’s bill H.R. More...

SCCTC Students Donate to Toys for Tots

Students from the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Carpentry and Cabinetmaking program recently turned over several handmade wooden toys they had completed this school year to the US Marine Corps Toys For Tots charity program. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for New Year’s Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (Penn- DOT) announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Jan. 1, for the New Year’s holiday. More...

Yaw Honored with Leadership Award at Penn College

State Sen. Gene Yaw recently was presented with a Centennial Leadership Award during the Winter Commencement ceremonies for the Pennsylvania College of Technology, which is celebrating its Centennial throughout 2014. More...

BCRAC Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) recently sponsored its second annual Holiday Card contest for Pre-K students aged three to five in classrooms and day care centers throughout the county. More...

Visitors from the North Pole

Katherine White, left, and her sister, Sophie, right, chat with Santa and Mrs. Claus during a visit to Wyalusing on Nov. More...

Wyalusing Children’s Center Treated to Carriage Ride with Santa and Friends

Santa arrived at the Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center’s Christmas party Friday afternoon, via a horse drawn carriage, to the delight of the center’s students, their families and t More...

Young Pennsylvania Auto Insurance Users Cautioned, ‘Don’t Be a But’

The Pennsylvania Insurance Fraud Prevention Authority (IFPA) today announced its latest fraud prevention campaign entitled “Don’t Be a But” (DBAB), aimed at educating younger Pennsylvanians as they become auto insurance users. More...

Santa Visits Wyalusing Library

Chloe Davenport, 2, Wyalusing was so excited to see Santa Friday morning at the Wyalusing Public Library that she couldn’t wait for him to get seated by the Christmas tree upstairs before sharing her wish list with him. More...

Boback Announces District Outreach Events for January 2015

In order to address questions and concerns of residents of the 117th Legislative District, Rep. Karen Boback announced her legislative and veterans outreach hours for the month of January. More...

Attorney General Provides Consumer Tips for Holidays

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane recently released tips for consumers giving and receiving gifts, traveling, shopping online, and paying for purchases during and after the holidays. More...

Guthrie Hospital’s Cardiac Rehab Programs Recertified by Industry Leader

Guthrie recently announced the three-year recertification of Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital and Guthrie Troy Community Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation programs by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR More...

National Publication Holds Photo Shoot in Auburn Township

The ABA Journal, the publication of the American Bar Association, did a photo shoot this week in Auburn Township for an upcoming article featuring local author Donna W. Hill. More...

NTSWA Employees Lend a Hand

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority has helped Northern Tier Helping Hands fill their Christmas Tags for the last five years. This year the employees of NTSWA were able to fill 20 tags for children in need. More...

Wyalusing’s Story Hour Kids Make Santa Beards

Students in the preschool story class showed off their Santa beards during Friday’s Christmas party. They made the beards while waiting to go upstairs and see Santa, Mrs. More...

Santa Stops by Lawton

Six-year-old Taylor Reed of Susquehanna asked for an Elsa doll during her visit with Santa while he stopped by at the Breakfast with Santa event held at the Lawton Senior Center on Dec. 13. More...

They Came to See Santa

Zackary, 7; Elizabeth, 1, and Meredith, 5, came from LeRaysville to see Santa when he stopped by the Breakfast with Santa event held at the Lawton Senior Center on Dec. 13. The children’s parents are David and Tracy Roberts. More...

Mailing a Letter to Santa

Seven-year-old Mackenzie Howard of Punxsutawney was in town over the Thanksgiving holiday and was therefore able to attend Wyalusing’s tree lighting event. After caroling she got to spend time with Santa and Mrs. More...

First on Santa’s Lap

Tucker Sysock, 3, New Albany, was the first youngster of the day to climb up on Santa’s lap. Sysock attended the New Albany VFW Post 384 Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 13. with his grandmother, Stella Sysock of New Albany. More...

Santa Stops by Stevensville Community Hall

The Smith siblings, left to right, Cecily, 7, Olivia, 13, and Amelia, 10, are familiar faces at this annual event, when Santa visited the Stevensville Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 13. More...

Not So Sure About This

Toddler Makayla Allen, who is nearly two years old, needed the support of her parents, Dan and Michelle Allen of Lawton, to get anywhere near Jolly Old Saint Nick during his recent visit to Lawton’s Senior Center. More...

The Clauses Visit Stevensville

This group of youngsters had a great time at the annual pictures with Santa event held at the Stevensville Community Hall on Saturday, Dec. 13. Left to right are, fiveyear old Josh Casselbury, five-year-old Caden Strope and Briana Casselbury, seven. More...

Deagon Wants Farm Tractors

Seven-year-old Deagon Fauver of West Auburn was overheard discussing with Santa that he’d like some tractors for Christmas during his recent visit at Lawton’s Senior Center. More...

This is no Santa’s Helper, Gabe Says

Eleven-year-old Gabe Spila of Lawton had a great discussion with Santa during his recent visit to Lawton’s Senior Center telling him what he’d like for Christmas. More...

Santa Comes to Lawton

Fourteen-month-old Diana Pratt of Hop Bottom looked very cute in her crocheted white Christmas dress. More...

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