May 17, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Museum Reopening, Sign Dedication Set for This Weekend

The coming weekend promises to be an event-filled time for local history buffs and others. It all begins Friday when the Wyalusing Valley Museum opens for the season after being closed since last fall. More...

NTRPDC Luncheon Meeting Well-Attended

Approximately 140 civic and business leaders attended the annual full commission meeting of the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) on May 11. More...

Stevens Supervisors Discusss Mineral Rights and Flood Plains

A project manager for Elexco, Alex McElroy, visited the Stevens Township meeting for May. He reported on his research on the question of mineral rights under the township’s “turn-back” roads. More...

QDMA Gives Education Material

The Susquehanna, Huckleberry Mountain and North Mountain branches of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) recently donated whitetail deer educational materials to the Pennsylvania Game Comm More...

Mansfield Sets Alumni Weekend

Alumni, family and friends return to Mansfield University for Alumni Weekend 2012, June 8 and 9. The weekend will feature plenty of opportunities to renew acquaintances, make new ones, tour campus and take part in other activities. More...

Rome Woman Graduates From Juniata

Three hundred and eighty six seniors were awarded Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees on Saturday, May 12 during ceremonies marking Juniata College’s 134th Commencement. More...

Little Known Facts about the Bradford County Seat

This is the twelfth segment in a 20-week series that is being submitted by the Bradford County Historical Society in honor of the bicentennial of Bradford County, which occurred on March 24, and is being celebrated throughout this year. More...

Local Students Earn Degrees From Lock Haven University

Over 700 students received degrees from Lock Haven University during 2012 spring commencement ceremonies. More...

Garden Tools No Green Thumber Should Go Without

Gardening is a rewarding hobby and one that gardeners know is forever evolving. Organic gardening is one relatively new trend that is growing in popularity. More...

Things to Consider Before Adding a Greenhouse

Many men and women with a passion for gardening hope to one day have a greenhouse they can call their own. More...

How to Recognize And Rid Insects

There are few things more frustrating than working hard to achieve a vibrant, green lawn only to have it ravaged by insects. Some bugs eat lawn blades top to bottom. Others like to suck out the moisture from the lawn. More...

Pruning Tips for Trees and Shrubs

Homeowners typically spend lots of time caring for their property. Be it a modest ranch house or a mansion on top of a hill, a home’s outside appearance is often a point of pride for homeowners. More...

Tips to Conquer Sidewalk Cracks

Most homeowners can identify with the dilemma of a cracked sidewalk. In addition to being a safety hazard, a cracked sidewalk can also be an eyesore. More...

Gardeners Find a Growing Pest Just Plain Stinks

There’s little escape from a garden pest that has been increasingly showing up in yards and homes in the Northeast. Wreaking havoc on ornamental plants, vegetables and fruit trees, this pest, simply put, stinks. More...

Choosing Low Maintenance Plants Allows for More Leisure

Everyone wants a beautifully landscaped yard, but no one wants to spend hours maintaining it. Robust, low-maintenance plants are one of the secrets to spending more time enjoying and less time working in your yard. More...

New Hospice Volunteers

The Memorial Hospital Hospice program is proud to acknowledge these new volunteers and welcomes them to the hospice team. More...

Montrose Animal Center to Celebrate First Anniversary

True Friends Animal Welfare Center located in Montrose, is anxiously anticipating their upcoming first year anniversary. More...

Is There a Flock of Pink Flamingos In Your Yard?

Photo by David Keeler Whitney Rockwell, left, and Cheri Bassett pose with a flock of pink flamingos outside the Rocket-Courier office. The flamingos are part of a unique fundraiser to earn money for the Wyalusing Youth Cheerleaders. More...

Wyoming County's MH/MR May be Renamed

The Luzerne-Wyoming County Mental Health/Mental Retardation Department may soon be re-named as the “Mental Health and Developmental Services Program.” The change is prompted by federal and state legislation removing the uncomplimentary ph More...

Rocket-Courier, Wyalusing Borough Share 125th Anniversary

The Village of Wyalusing dates back to 1752, however, it wasn’t until 1887 when Wyalusing was officially incorporated and issued a charter as Wyalusing Borough. More...

Wyalusing’s First Mayor: ‘Cool-Headed, Self-Reliant’

In 1887 there was probably no one better thought of in Wyalusing than Daniel K. Brown, the borough’s first mayor or burgess as the office was called then. Daniel Brown was the quieter, less ostentatious older brother of the well-known J. More...

Local Residents Graduate from Millersville

The following area residents were among the 1,128 students who graduated from Millersville University of Pennsylvania during the spring 2012 undergraduate commencement ceremony held on Saturday, May 12 in Millersville’s Biemesderfer Stadium at More...

Montrose Woman Receives Degree at Herkimer County CC

Tanya M. Oleniacz of Montrose is a candidate for the AS in Business: Accounting (with honors) from Herkimer County Community College. More...

4-H Members Exhibit At Presentation Night

4-H members from Bradford County displayed their knowledge at Presentation Night on Tuesday, May 8 at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda. More...

SUNY Oneonta Student Honored

Arica Fratarcangeli of Athens, was one of nine SUNY Oneonta graduate students honored as recipients of the college’s 2011-2012 Best and Brightest awards at the college’s annual Students of Distinction reception on May 9. More...

CFTT Slates Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) will hold its ninth annual meeting. It will be held on Thursday, May 24 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Towanda Country Club on Route 6 East of Towanda. More...

Historic Graveyard Dedicated in Public Ceremony

Nearly 117 years ago, an anonymous “visitor” to Bradford County made an impassioned plea to the editor of the county’s Reporter Journal newspaper as well as to the County Commissioners of the time about the deplorable condition of t More...

Ideas for Creating an Enjoyable Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular over the last several years. More...

Lawn Care Tips for First-Time Homeowners

First-time homeowners can be overwhelmed at the responsibility that comes with home ownership. While some of those responsibilities can be stressful, others can prove therapeutic. More...

Solar Lighting: Beneficial in Many Ways

As society continues to grow more environmentally conscious, more and more homeowners are looking for ways to do their part outside their home as well as inside it. One increasingly popular option for eco-conscious homeowners is solar lighting. More...

A Bed of Colors Is Easy to Create

If you’ve admired a neighbor’s flower-filled landscape, but didn’t know where to start to beautify your own yard, follow this simple advice: Start small. More...

Using Mulch Has More Benfits than Pleasing the Eye

Gardeners and lawn care aficionados are always looking for ways to make their plants, gardens and property more appealing. If they can do so in ways that help the environment and save them some time, that’s even better. More...

Using All-Natural Fertilizers for the Garden

Organic fertilizers can be just as effective as their chemical counterparts while providing health benefits chemical pesticides cannot. Organic fertilizers are effective at strengthening the soil for both lawns and planting beds. More...

Tips to Identifying Trees

Though it might have been common knowledge back in grade school, there’s a good chance you might have forgotten what kind of tree that is outside your kitchen window. More...

New Susquehanna County Dairy Princess Sought

Allison Kiefer, Susquehanna County Dairy Princess from the Montrose area is about to complete her reign as Dairy Princess. More...

Susquehanna County Commissioners Honor Law Enforcement

At their regular meeting on May 9, Susquehanna County Commissioners designated the week of May 13 through 19 as Police Week, an echo of the federal government’s recognition of the same week as National Police Week and May 15 Peace Officers&rsqu More...

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