July 17, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Housing Authority Considers Grant Awards

The Wyoming County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities received applications for four different projects requesting Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2014. More...

Veterans’ Appreciation Day is July 20

The 26th Annual Bradford County Veterans’ Appreciation Day picnic will be held Sunday, July 20 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Wysox Fire Hall, 111 Lake Rd., Wysox, said Diane Elliott, a member of the committee. More...

PennDOT Slates Micro-Surfacing in Area

A $339,000 multi-route microsurfacing project in Tioga, Sullivan and Bradford counties is expected to begin on Thursday, July 17, weather permitting. Contractor Suit-Kote Corp. More...

Clifford Township Historians Welcome EMHR Board

Enthusiastic supporters of the Clifford Township Historical Society (CTHS) greeted board members of Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR) recently and proudly exhibited the fruits of their labors. More...

Farmers’ Market Brochures 2014

The Northern Tier Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter—a program of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region (EMHR)—is pleased to announce availability of the 2014 PA Northern Tier Regional Farmers’ Markets brochure. More...

Director of Bradford-Wyoming Literacy Program to Retire

It is no surprise at all to see that Sherry Spencer Geeks Literacy. She has been drector of the local literacy program for long enough to see it grow from a “darn good idea” to an effective “game changing” program. More...

Beef Producers Twilight Meeting Scheduled, August 7

Penn State Extension is sponsoring a beef producer twilight meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6:30 p.m. until dark. The meeting will be hosted at the Dean Madigan farm at 4554 Burlington Turnpike, Towanda. More...

Beta Rho Chapter Remembrance and Installation

The Beta Rho Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International held its last meeting of the biennium in New Milford at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Hall. More...

Card Shower to Honor Couple’s 60th Anniversary

Richard and Betty Jean White were married at the Meshoppen Methodist Church on July 24, 1954. Their children are holding a card shower in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary. Cards may be sent to Mr. and Mrs. More...

Pickett Welcomes Seniors to 14th Annual Expo in Athens

— Thursday, July 24, 2014 at the Athens-Lynch/Bustin Elementary—

Representative Tina Pickett will again welcome senior citizens ages 55 and older to the Lynch-Bustin Elementary School in Athens on Thursday, July 24, for her 14th annual Senior Expo. From 10 a.m. More...

Corning Community College Announces Spring Dean’s List

Congratulations to the following Corning Community College students who were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 semester: Kyle Dagutis of Athens, Samuel Vergason of Athens, Alexander Cuno of Ulster, Melissa McCarthy of Athens, Billie More...

YMCA Campers and Staff Get ‘Welcome to the Garden’

YMCA campers and their counselors as well as other invited guests enjoyed the Welcome to the Garden Celebration provided by the YMCA kids’ garden volunteers. More...

Commissioners Donate to Emergency Responders

Volunteer fire companies and volunteer ambulance services that serve Bradford County will be receiving a donation of Act 13 dollars from the Bradford County Commissioners. More...

Area Students Receive Arts Excellence Awards

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) has announced the winners of the 2014 Arts Excellence Awards: More...

Gospel Trio To Sing at Standing Stone

The Joyful Sound Gospel Trio will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, July 20 at 7 p.m. More...

Shippensburg Graduate and Dean’s Lists

Shippensburg University announced its Spring commencement and Dean’s List students from the Rocket-Courier coverage area. Graduates were: Tyler Bennett, Towanda and Kaitlyn Howard, Monroeton. More...

Local Students Graduate from Kutztown College

Kutztown University has confirmed the graduation of 1,293 students. Commencement exercises were held May 10; however, some students completed graduation requirements after that date. The following students from the Rocket-Courier coverage area were: More...

Southwestern Energy Donates to Wyalusing Library

The Southwestern Energy Company presented a $2,500 check to the Wyalusing Public Library on Wednesday, July 16 to assist with funding for its Summer Reading Program. More...

Road Rebuilding a Primary Concern in Stevens Township

Now that it is summertime, rebuilding roads was the central concern for the Stevens Township Supervisors at their July meeting. Roadmaster Ken Sharer presented phone-photos of the total makeovers on Lake and Stevensville Mountain Roads. More...

Ninth Annual Taste Full Event to be Held

The Ninth Annual Wine Tasting and Food Event will be held at the Sullivan County Fairgrounds, Forksville on Saturday, July 26, rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local restaurants will offer tasty portions of their specialty. More...

Connecting the Dots: Lackawanna College, Cabot and the Community

Developing a natural gas field prudently and efficiently includes schooling the people who will work there, says the man who heads Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. More...

SCCTC Student Places At National Competition

“I’m not here to win,” said Cody Franklin, adult student at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) told fellow attendees of the SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference competition in June. More...

Bridge Work Continues on Rt. 409 Span

Bridge construction continues on Route 409 into Camptown as large concrete slates were lifted off five flatbed trucks Wednesday morning. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Respond to Act 13 Inquiries

When the Susquehanna County Commissioners met on July 9, the bulk of the questions directed at them from the public concerned the use of Act 13 impact fee monies the county had recently received. More...

Wyalusing Board Recognizes Retiring Bus Drivers, Contractors

Student-Athlete Responds To Coaching Change

The Wyalusing School Board “lost many years of service” when six bus drivers/contractors retired in June. Monday night, Superintendent Chester Mummau recognized those individuals and awarded them with plaques of appreciation. More...

Local Churches Teach Children About ‘Weird Animals’ During Vacation Bible School

From July 7 to 11, 47 children and nine adults attended the Weird Animals: Where Jesus’ Love Is One-of-a-Kind Vacation Bible School (VBS), hosted by the three churches of Wyalusing. More...

Promoted to Underwriter at Lebanon Valley Insurance Company

Lebanon Valley Insurance Company, Cleona, PA, a subsidiary of Tuscarora Wayne Group, Wyalusing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Katelyn M. Nordall to the position of underwriter. More...

Shepherd of the Hills VA Outpatient Clinic Visit

The Social Ministry Team at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Dushore, Mildred and Wilmot Township have launched a new effort called “Luv a Vet” Campaign. More...

Residents Hatch Baby Chicks

Residents of Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home (PCH) cared for fertilized eggs in an incubator for 21 days. Eight fluffy chicks were eventually hatched. More...

Third Generation Enters Kintner Homes’ Operations

Kintner Modular Homes, Inc. (KMHI), a full-service modular home builder established in 1972 by Fred Kintner, has announced the appointment of Joshua Kintner to vice president of general operations as of May 13. More...

Canning and Freezing Classes Offered

Penn State Extension offers classes for consumers on preserving food at home. Come and learn how to can or freeze fruits and vegetables. You will find useful information whether you are new to preserving or want to learn the latest methods. More...

Births

Brown Jenna Lynn Brown was born June 29, 2014 at 3:06 a.m. at Geisinger Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Her parents are Amber Milliron and Darren Brown of Meshoppen. More...

Tips on Cooking for One or Two

Seniors face many changes as they move into their golden years. Downsizing living spaces and vehicles is common, as is implementing certain changes to improve quality of life. More...

2014 Registered Exhibitors for the Expo

AARP Chapter No. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Thanks to all who visited our booth at Community Day. Such fun watching the youngsters fish. Special thanks to Bonnie Baker for the face painting. More...

Black Walnut Legion Continues Veterans’ Dinner Tradition

While Americans just finished celebrating their freedom on Independence Day, the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 thanked some of the veterans responsible for preserving our liberties with a free country style meal. More...

Musick Receives Degree from Saint Francis

Bryon Musick from Athens, received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems Management at the 163rd Commencement exercises held at Saint Francis University in Loretto on Sunday, May 10. More...

Dean’s List Students Announced For University of Scranton

More than 1,480 students were named to the University of Scranton Dean’s List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2014 Spring semester. More...

Knight to Perform at Dimock, July 20

Karen Knight of Heartsongs Ministries will be performing at Dimock Campmeeting on Sunday, July 20 at 6 p.m. in the historic dining hall on the campground. This will be an extended program, ending with a dramatic portrayal of Mrs. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Monday evening we had a great program when we hosted Johnny Elm. Johnny gave a demonstration on how the mind works through hypnosis. Due to the popularity of the program we plan on inviting him back. More...

Author of French Azilum Novel to Speak at Bradford County Historical Society, July 18

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled Waiting for the Queen: A New Novel Set at French Azilum scheduled for Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. More...

Senate Environmental Committee Holds Hearing on EPA’s Clean Energy Policy

The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, chaired by Senator Gene Yaw, held the first of two public hearings recently to discuss the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to cut carbon pollution from nationwi More...

Towanda Area Senior Citizens Hold Meeting

President Bob Whipple called the June 19th meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order welcoming 37 members and guest Eileen Sheets. The group sang “My Country Tis of Thee” accompanied by Carl Schlappi at the piano. More...

Bradford County Career Center Educators Settle New Contract

Bradford County Career Center (BCCC) and the BCCC Education Association (BCCCEA), the Association representing the teachers, ratified a new contract on Thursday, June 26. More...

Local Veterans Honored During Celebration at Silvara

Silvara’s community spirit was well represented on the warm evening of June 21, 2014 at the Silvara Ladies Mutual Benefit Society (L.M.B.S.) Hall when seven elderly veterans living in the hamlet were honored with a program spearheaded by Hedy C More...

Area Students Participate in Senior Transitions Conference

More than 60 Mansfield University students traveled to Harrisburg to participate, along with students from five other colleges and universities, in a Senior Transitions Conference on March 29-30. More...

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