July 31, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake, SCCTC Boards Approve Positions

The joint board of the Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) started their July 23 meeting with a welcome to Marc Weisgold, who assumes his seat as elementary school principal. More...

Resource Guide to PA Health Care

A free resource describing numerous no-cost or low-cost health care options available to Pennsylvania residents has been updated and published by the Pennsylvania Office of Rural Health and Penn State Extension. More...

DEP Extends Fuel Rebate Program

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced the extension of the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program, which will continue to provide $2,000 rebates for 500 additional largebattery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery More...

Rural Development Housing Program Mortgages and Repair Loans Available

Local residents may be eligible for US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s 502 Direct Loan program for purchasing a home. More...

Wyalusing Senior Citizens Hold Monthly Meeting

The Wyalusing Senior Citizens met Tuesday, July 15 at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. Merna Colwell, president, welcomed members and guests. The flag salute and the Lord’s Prayer followed the welcoming remarks. More...

Pennsylvanians Encouraged to Be Safe while Enjoying Amusement Rides and Attractions

Agriculture Secretary George Greig recently reminded adventure seekers looking for thrills on amusement rides across Pennsylvania they should follow basic safety guidelines. More...

Place Achieves Dean’s List

Zachary Place of Towanda, a Business Administration: Management and Leadership major who recently completed junior year at Le Moyne College, has been named to the Dean’s List for the 2014 Spring semester. More...

Fourth Annual Sayre Historical Society History Fair Slated for Sept. 6

On Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Sayre Historical Society will host the fourth annual history fair at its museum location at 103 S. Lehigh Avenue, Sayre—rain or shine. More...

Tax Bills Topic of Discussion In Tuscarora Township Meeting

The July township meeting was held on the 23rd with all supervisors, the secretary and seven citizens attending. More...

Twigg Named To Delaware Dean’s List

Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced that Trey Twigg of Sayre has been honored for academic achievement by being named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s List. More...

Resident Art Programs Coming To Wyalusing Public Library

The Wyalusing Public Library will be hosting two well-known artists, Hua Hua Zhang and Fiona Powell, during the month of August. More...

Battle Creek Road Bridge Project Set

A PennDOT bridge crew in Bradford County will begin a bridge replacement project on Route 1055 (Battle Creek Road) in Rome Township on Monday, Aug. 4. The existing 24 foot-long bridge over Parks Creek is just over three miles north of Route 187. More...

New Business Owners ‘Buy & Sell’ Just about Anything

Whether it be furniture for a new apartment, décor for the remodeled living room, memorabilia for a sports collection or some macho items for an up and coming “man cave,” Heft’s Buy & Sell—Used Furniture Plus likely has it More...

Yoder-Clark Coming to Dimock

Dimock Campmeeting welcomes Patricia Yoder-Clark to the campground for services on Sunday, Aug. 3, at 6 p.m. Yoder-Clark performs dramatic monologues of historical women. More...

New Alumni Association Sets Sights on Next Year

It was a combination of the 55th reunion of the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1959 and the first gathering of the newly-formed Wyalusing Alumni Association, which was open to anyone who attended school in the Wyalusing Area School District. More...

Public Comment Heard on D&I Silica Site

Wyoming Commissioners

Despite discussion of the proposed transload silica sand facility in Tunkhannock being taken off the Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting agenda, some residents still took the opportunity to comment on the matter at the Tuesday, July 29 meetin More...

Claverack Directors Re-Elected

Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative members returned three incumbents to the cooperative board of directors at the utility’s 2014 annual meeting, held Saturday, July 19 at the Wysox Fire Department’s recreational grounds. More...

Bradford-Tioga Head Start, Inc. Board of Directors Receives Training

On July 14, the Bradford- Tioga Head Start, Inc. Board of Directors met for their regularly scheduled meeting at 5 Riverside Plaza in Blossburg. More...

Best Practices for Bounce House Safety

Did you know there is a new epidemic popping up across Pennsylvania? Bounce houses have been making the news recently because of their potential safety hazards, and research is showing the number of injuries is on the “epidemic” level. More...

Towanda Senior Citizens Hold Picnic

The Towanda Area Senior Citizens enjoyed a relaxing picnic at the Wysox Boat Launch on Thursday, July 17. President Bob Whipple called the informal meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Jim Ward offered the blessings. More...

North Rome Christian School Accepting Registrations

North Rome Christian School (NRCS) is now accepting new registrations for the 2014-2015 school year. NRCS is uniquely set up as a parent-owned and parent-operated, private and independent school. More...

Blueberry Festival Takes Place This Weekend

It’s that time of year again— time for a beloved community event in the town of Montrose, Pennsylvania. More...

Montrose Author Releases New Family Life Book

This week marks the nationwide release of author Donna DePue’s new book, Human Predators. This story is about the journey of a daughter learning how to forgive the human predators who have affected her life. More...

Heritage Group Looking for Celebration Logo

The Nicholson Heritage Association is looking for the perfect logo to memorialize the 100th anniversary of the Tunkhannock Viaduct, also called the Nicholson Bridge by local residents. This anniversary will occur in the fall of 2015. More...

Mountain Ridge Ministries to Present Concert in Camptown

Eric and Laura Ollis of Mountain Ridge Ministries will be in concert at the Camptown Community Church on Thursday, July 31 at 6:30 p.m. They will share their ministries of music and word for all who attend. More...

Thomas

Graham and Emily Thomas and big brother, Brady of Erie are proud to announce the birth of McKenna Joan on May 20, 2014. She weighed 6 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20” long. She was born at Hamot Women’s Hospital. More...

Four Generations

It was a special day for Tunkhannock resident Geri Remington on Thursday, July 24. Not only did she celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends, but it was the first time she met her great-granddaughter. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Approve HVAC Contract

In the opening moments of the July 23 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners, the agenda stated that the commissioners intended to recess and convene a meeting of the salary board in order to create a new position in the public defender&rsqu More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Our heartfelt condolences to two families in the area—Don and Flora Johnson as well as Dean and Yvonne Johnson lost their father this past Monday. Mr. Johnson was a lifetime resident of Ulster and will be greatly missed. More...

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