September 11, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Bradford County Election Office Announces Absentee Ballot Deadline

The Bradford County Board of Elections announces this year’s General Election will be held on Nov. 4. The last day Civilian Absentee Ballot Applications will be received in the office of the County Board of Elections is Oct. 28. More...

Meshoppen to Purchase New Police Car

Meshoppen Borough has selected a new vehicle for its police force and hopes to receive an accurate quote by next month’s council meeting so a final decision on its purchase can be made. More...

Local Group Still Concerned About Proposed D&I Silica Sand Facility

The Wyoming County Commissioners received more inquiries regarding the D&I Silica Sand Transload Facility being proposed in Tunkhannock at the Sept. More...

Be Prepared For Cold Season

You don’t have to live in a cold climate to catch a cold. Colds are caused by airborne viruses that thrive in any climate, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC). More...

Streambank Sign-ups for County Oct. 10

The Bradford County Commissioners and Conservation District have announced the 2014 sign up for residents and businesses that are seeking assistance in addressing stream erosion problems. More...

‘Scenes from the 20th Senatorial District’ Photo Contest Voting Underway

Voting has begun in Senator Lisa Baker’s inaugural Scenes from the 20th District Photo Contest, where area shutterbugs submitted nearly 200 photographs capturing the people, places and things unique to the region. More...

One Lane Open on New Route 220 Bridge in Dushore

PennDOT issued the following update Wednesday on the $2,409,477 bridge replacement project on Route 220 (German Street) in Dushore Borough, Sullivan County, which started in April: Bridge construction has been completed. More...

Girl Scout Registration Opens

Girls in kindergarten through 12th grade can join Girl Scouts. The yearly membership fee is $15 and financial assistance is available. For more information, visit www.gsnypenn.org. Area registration events scheduled are as follows: Sept. More...

Towanda Terrace Project Begins

Work has commenced on the new Towanda Terrace project along Main Street in Towanda as crews were on hand Monday morning. The project consists of a four-story building housing 6,000 sq. ft. More...

Rams Marching Band: Talented, Dedicated, Inspired Musicians

Ask Wyalusing Valley High School junior Wesley Ballard, 16, what he finds most challenging about being a member of the high school band and he’ll quickly tell you that his challenge is to get better at what he does. More...

Special Music Planned at Standing Stone Church

Terry and Lois Gray and James and Marie Parks will provide the special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. More...

Wilkes University Awards Degrees At Graduation

Wilkes University awarded 369 doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degrees at the summer commencement ceremony held on Sept. 7 in the Arnaud C. Marts Sports and Conference Center. More...

‘Remarkable Women of Bradford County’ to be Presented by Historical Society

The Bradford County Historical Society will host a program titled Remarkable Women of Bradford County scheduled for Friday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. There is no admission charge for this event but donations are appreciated. More...

Ramorum Blight/Sudden Oak Death Detected in Shipment to PA

Attention all who deal with woody ornamentals. Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen involved with Ramorum Blight/Sudden Oak Death was detected in plants (among a total shipment of 52,000 plants) shipped to Pennsylvania from a nursery in Oregon. More...

Frontier Offering $10 Million Prize to Grow, Revitalize Small Towns

Frontier Communications debuted “America’s Best Communities,” a $10 million prize competition to grow and revitalize small cities and towns across the country at a media event at the WVIATV/ PBS studios in Pittston yesterday morning More...

Funeral Home Opens with Ribbon Cutting

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce officially greeted a new business into the community on Saturday, Sept. 6, by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Sheldon Funeral Home on Church Street. More...

County Residents Can Register to Vote Until Oct. 6

The Bradford County Board of Elections announces this year’s General Election will be held on Nov. 4. More...

Celebrating 65 Years of Marriage

Clayton “Cappy” and Betty Welles celebrated their sixtyfifth wedding anniversary with family and friends on Aug. 21 and invited Rep. Tina Pickett along as well. Pickett presented a requested citation, which read: More...

Volunteers Needed for Guthrie Hospice

Guthrie Hospice is seeking new volunteers for day, evening and weekend hours to provide comfort and support for hospice patients. More...

Pickett Says Bradford County Companies to Receive State Investments for Energy Efficiency

Two projects along the Northern Tier in Bradford County will receive significant state investments after being awarded funding from the Commonwealth Financing Authority, Representative Tina Pickett said this week. More...

Class Plans Sept. 27th Reunion

Members of Auburn Center School in 1949 to 1950 were, front row, seated: Kenneth Johnson, Phil Spencer, Dan Spencer, Dick Benscoter, Jim Shingler, George Mowry and Norman Steele. More...

Deadline Nears for Firefighter and EMT Scholarships

Senator Lisa Baker encourages firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) to apply for a scholarship through the Yvorra Leadership Development (YLD) Foundation. The application deadline is Oct. 30, and awards are issued in December. More...

Attorney Gen. Kane Issues Consumer Alert about Reemerging IRS Scam

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane recently announced a pervasive scam seeking to defraud and scam taxpayers has reemerged in recent days and weeks targeting unsuspecting consumers and alleging they owe money to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). More...

Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival Capping First Decade on Sept. 13

The Wyalusing Valley Wine Festival, which started out with three wineries and 245 attendees in 2004, has established itself as a truly regional event, increasing its turnout by seven times in just a handful of years. More...

Tour de Shunk Dedicated To Late Dushore Priest

Sunday’s 16th Tour de Shunk 100-mile cycle ride will be dedicated in memory of Reverend Joseph R. Hornick, 69, of Dushore, an avid cyclist who passed away on Sept. 3 while training for the classic century ride. More...

Tyler Hospital Receives Fourth Safety Award

Tyler Memorial Hospital, a part of Commonwealth Health, was presented with a Safety Across the Board Excellence Award by the Hospital Association of Pennsylvania. More...

Camptown Civic Club Prepares For Saturday’s Camptown Races

As Camptown Civic Club prepares for the upcoming Races Day on Saturday, Sept. 13, this time of year provides an opportunity to reflect on some of its civic accomplishments of the 2013-14 season. More...

‘Patriots in the Park’ at Mt. Pisgah

All veterans, active duty military personnel and their families are invited to enjoy a day in the outdoors at Mt. Pisgah State Park on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the first annual Patriots in the Park Day. More...

Endless Mountains One-Day School and High Tunnel Tour

Vegetable growers are invited to attend the upcoming Endless Mountains One-Day School and High Tunnel Tour, which will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17 starting at 9 a.m. at the Penn State Extension office on 200 Main Street in Towanda. More...

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