October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Walking for a Noble Cause

Steve Young of Patrick Springs, VA, made his way through Wyalusing last Wednesday, Oct. 8, en route to the Maine-Canadian border. More...

SCCTC Announces New Staff, Activities

The joint board of the Elk Lake School District and Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) gathered on Oct. 8 for their monthly meeting. More...

Commissioners Invest in Education With $15K Scholarship Program

The Bradford County Commissioners voted to approve the creation of a scholarship program using Act 13 funds, totaling $15,000 for the education and training of 15 individuals for entry level oil and gas industry positions. More...

Local Student Awarded Albright Scholarship

Courtney Gehman, a freshman biochemistry major from Sayre, was awarded an Albright College Provost’s Scholarship of $70,000 ($17,500 per year) for academic excellence. More...

America Recycles Day Opens Registration for Events

Online event registration is now open for America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities. More...

Good Gifts Guide Supports Local Farms and Businesses

The Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) is making it easy to “shop local and support farms” this fall and winter, with their annual Good Gifts Guide. More...

Towanda’s Early Water Supply to be Presented at Historical Society, Oct. 17

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled Towanda’s Early Water Supply, scheduled for Friday, Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. More...

Guthrie Hosting Flu Shot Clinics, Responds to National Ebola Concerns

Guthrie is preparing for the annual flu season, and it has begun holding flu clinics at a number of medical offices across its 11-county region. More...

Wyalusing High School Class Of 1954 Gathers for Reunion

The Wyalusing High School Class of 1954 celebrated their 60th Class Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 6 at Mark’s Valley View Restaurant. There were 54 members when they graduated and seventeen attended this reunion. More...

Montrose Couple Celebrating 50th Wedding Anniversary

Everitt and Bonnie Strong Lowry were married on Oct. 24, 1964 at the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda by Rev. Darris Hauser. They now reside at 1736 Chestnut Ridge Road, Montrose, PA 18801. More...

VanDeMark

Michael and Heather VanDe- Mark of Dillsburg are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Lucas Elijah. Lucas was born in the Gettysburg Hospital on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. He weighed in at 7 lbs., 7.6 oz. and was 20 inches long. More...

Pickett Applauds House Movement of Education Enhancement Bill

In an effort to increase school district accountability while giving administrators flexibility with weather-related closures and ensuring they receive proper state reimbursement for construction projects, Rep. More...

Halloween Musical Comedy, ‘Frank and Stein: A Love Story’ Coming to Keystone Theatre

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An original musical, comedy “Frank and Stein: A Love Story” will be presented Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 8:30 p.m. at the Keystone Theater in Towanda. More...

Reach Top Mileage on Your Car with It Still Going Strong

Many drivers may find the idea of keeping a vehicle that has surpassed the 100,000-mile mark preposterous. However, perhaps due to the rising cost of new vehicles, many drivers now recognize the benefits of keeping their vehicles for the long haul. More...

Simple Ways to Extend the Life of your Vehicle

According to data from TrueCar.com, in 2012 the average new car cost $30,500. That’s a considerable expense, especially at a time when fuel costs remain high and cost of living continues to rise. More...

Properly Adjusted Mirrors Vastly Improve

Millions of motor vehicle accidents occur each year. While the motor vehicle industry places a great emphasis on safety, it’s ultimately up to motorists to ensure their vehicle is as safe as possible. More...

Suggestions for Driving Safely Around Trucks

Vehicles have to share roadways equally, but some vehicles tend to take up more space and make motorists more nervous than others. Anyone who has traversed a freeway has ridden alongside trucks. More...

Annual Fancy Fair this Weekend at The Oldest House

Laceyville’s Oldest House will once again be hosting its Annual Fancy Fair on Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Sue Webb Speaker at September Mach-Wi-Hi-Lusing DAR Meeting

On Sept. 17 the Mach-wi-hilusing Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met at the Wyalusing Hotel. The regent, Shirley Rockefeller, opened the meeting assisted by the chaplain, Barbara Behrend with the DAR rituals. More...

Resources Help Consumers Navigate Health Insurance Marketplace

On Nov. 15, residents of Pennsylvania who are without health insurance will have the opportunity to enroll in a health care plan through the federal Health Insurance Marketplace. More...

Joanna Higgins Guest Speaker At Bradford County Library

The monthly book discussion at the Bradford County Library at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21, will feature a guest speaker. Joanna Higgins, author most recently of Waiting for the Queen. More...

Commissioners Approve Purchase of Vehicles

At their regular Oct. 8 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners had only one major piece of business to conduct, in addition to their regular bi-weekly approval of cash disbursements and seminar approvals. More...

Maple Tour Visits Ken Arey’s Wyalusing Township Facility

The final stop of the Endless Mountains Maple Syrup Producers Association’s two-day tour was at Ken Arey’s maple syrup operation in Wyalusing Township, where tour members got a look at Arey’s facility. More...

Rally Today Outside County Courthouse

It’s being called a Day of Truth, and it will take place outside the Bradford County Courthouse today, Oct. 16 at 12:30 p.m. More...

Concealed Carry Seminar Well Attended

It was a packed house last Thursday night at the Wysox Fire Hall for the first of two concealed carry seminars to be held in Wysox. More...

Misericordia University to Hold Virtual Open House for Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

The Department of Nursing at Misericordia University will hold a virtual open house for people interested in learning more about the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program that was introduced this semester. More...

Rebecca Timm Graduates from Officers’ Course

Rebecca L. Timm, a student at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, Wayne, PA, has graduated from the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Leader Training Course at Fort Knox, KY. More...

Ockasi Named To Dean’s List

Alison Ockasi of Ulster is one of 524 Dean’s List recipients for the 2013-2014 academic year at Mercyhurst University in Erie. More...

Residents Urged to Weigh in On Health Insurance Merger

Representative Tina Pickett is encouraging residents who are customers of Highmark or Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, to let the state insurance department know about their support or concern of a pending merger of the two insurance companie More...

Montrose Student Receives Scholarship

Kayleah Trecoske, a freshman sociology/criminology major from Montrose, was awarded an Albright College Alumni Scholarship. More...

Elk Lake Names Students of Month for September

Elementary Principal Mr. Marc Weisgold at the Elk Lake School has announced the September 2014 Student of the Month Award winners. More...

PennDOT Asks For Comments On Services

As part of PennDOT’s continued efforts to modernize and improve customer service, the department has launched an online survey to collect public feedback on safety, education and mobility needs to help guide future mobile service development. More...

Suburban Propane Partners with American Red Cross to Help Save Lives

During October, Suburban Propane is joining the American Red Cross to raise awareness of the constant need for blood and platelet donations with the first nationwide “Fuel Your Community” campaign. More...

Corning College Welcomes Area Students

Corning Community College has announced the following local students have enrolled for the Fall 2014 semester: Kaitlyn Tappan of Sayre, Krysti Rogers of Sayre, Samantha Moore of Athens, Kristyn Tappan of Sayre and Erica Stadtler of Athens. More...

A.J. Passarelli Enrolled at RIT College

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Moxie Community Church Marks 70th Anniversary

The Moxie Community Church celebrated the 70th anniversary of its founding with a three-day event that began with an open house on Friday evening, Oct. More...

Survey Reports Non-medical Drug Use Down in Bradford County

According to a 2011 Metlife Foundation study, one in six youth nationwide abuses medicine. Everyday, 2,000 kids get high for the first time on a prescription drug. More...

Dairy Princess Reminds Readers October is American Cheese Month

Everyone has cheese on their grocery list, right? Well this month you should be sure to stock up because October is American cheese month. With there being over 400 different types of cheese, there’s something for everyone. More...

Quick Tips on Diagnosing a Leaky Car

Very often drivers find that the seats or the mats below their feet are damp or downright sopping wet. But unless a window or sunroof was left open during a rainstorm, drivers may find it difficult to decipher why their vehicles are suddenly soaked. More...

Must-Have Items for Emergencies

Few drivers want to think about their vehicles breaking down. But cars are not foolproof, and even the most wellmaintained vehicle can be sidelined by a flat tire or a dead battery. More...

Things to Consider Before Shopping for an Insurance Policy

Many motorists consider auto insurance a necessary evil. While drivers don’t want to be out on the road without insurance, many lament paying such a high price for security. More...

Different Types of Tires Really do Make a Difference

Drivers rarely think of the tires on their vehicles until they have a flat. But the type of tires on your vehicle can impact its performance. More...

Stevens Township News

Once again Stevens Township Supervisors have opted to table the question of Bradford County establishing its own tourism bureau. More...

Moravian History Topic at Upcoming Talk at Dietrich

History buffs are invited to the Dietrich Theater on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. for an enlightening talk on Moravian History by Dr. Sheldon Spear. This event is free and open to the public. Every year since 2002, Dr. More...

Musical Society Holds Dinner

The Wyalusing Musical Society gathered at the Wyalusing Hotel for the annual dinner meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 to honor Gold Cub recipients from a piano festival and the Arion Award winner. More...

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