May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

18th Annual Charlie Wiles Memorial Fishing Derby Welcomes Young Fishermen

The weather cooperated and the fish were biting for this year’s Charlie Wiles Memorial Kids’ Fishing Derby. More...

New Bradford GOP Campaign Headquarters Opens

The Bradford County Republican Committee officially opened its Towanda Campaign headquarters Tuesday morning at a storefront, across Main Street from Vincents Pizza. More...

President Judge Shurtleff Quashes Tunkhannock Strip Mall Owner’s Suit

Wyoming County President Judge Russell Shurtleff has quashed and dismissed an appeal by Anthony Colombo with regard to a decision made against Colombo in a suit he brought against CVS/Zaremba Group and the Wyoming County Planning Commission on the is More...

Literacy Tutor Training To Start Next Week

Those who love to read and can’t imagine life without reading might want to consider becoming a volunteer tutor. More...

Farmers Market Vouchers for Seniors

Beginning June 1 seniors who are age 60 and older may once again be eligible to receive vouchers for fresh fruits and vegetables at WIC approved farm markets. More...

Lung Association Urges Radon Testing

The American Lung Association in Pennsylvania (ALAPA) has introduced a new program to help people protect their health from lung-cancer-causing radon gas. More...

Towanda Seniors Hold May Meeting

On May 17 President George Smith called the meeting to order welcoming fifty-one members and guests present. Guests were Betty and Ed Howard, Edith and Victor Marzan, Mel Heeman, Karen Sullivan and Keise Sullivan. More...

Funds Available to Help Flooded Property Owners Build to Requirements

Property owners rebuilding or making repairs to their flooddamage properties have access to a number of resources— including financial—that can help them reduce, or prevent, future disaster loss. More...

Endless MountainsVisitors Bureau Celebrates New Center

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau staff members, including (from left) director Jean Ruhf; Becky Senter, Janet Harrison and Shelley McAndrew look forward to operating from the bureau’s new loca More...

Memorial Hospice to Host Good Grief Day Camp

Good Grief Day Camp will again be held at the Vesper Church Spiritual Life Center in Standing Stone, June 12, 13 and 14. The setting is a perfect location for the camp including indoor and outdoor activities. More...

Robert Packer Hospital Named Among 100 Great Hospitals of 2012

Becker’s Hospital Review named Guthrie’s Robert Packer Hospital one of the 100 Great Hospitals of 2012. More...

Several Heritage Tourism Experts and Projects Awarded at ‘Do 6’ Program

The PA Route 6 Alliance recognized several outstanding efforts and individuals that have given new meaning to the slogan “DO 6” at their annual meeting and awards program on Monday, May 21 at the Pine Creek Inn in Galeton. More...

Penn College Announces Spring Dean’s List and Graduates

The Dean’s List for the Spring of 2012 has been announced for Penn College. Local students appearing are: More...

Operation North Branch: Restore the Susquehanna Set for June 29-30

Cross-state Pennsylvania groups reach out to one another to organize a massive two-day cleanup operation on the Susquehanna River. More...

North Rome Christian School Hosts Graduation

The 2012 class of North Rome Christian School hosted their graduation at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 26. The celebration was held in the sanctuary of the North Rome Wesleyan Church. More...

Fitness for Retirees: Tomorrow has Arrived

Many of us face the challenge of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Numerous obstacles filter into our lives every day such as exhausting work schedules, meetings, holidays, boredom, travel and family obligations. Let’s face it. More...

Biker Flees from Police, Hits Cruiser

State police at Tunkhannock have charged a Lake Winola man for DUI, fleeing or eluding police, and related traffic offenses. In a public information release filed by State Police Sgt. More...

WYALUSING U.M. CHARGE NEWS

On Tuesday evening, Wyalusing Valley seniors will be graduating and making their way into the world. God has blessed these seniors with gifts in music, academics, sports, compassion, energy, and a willingness to work hard to accomplish their goals. More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Pentecost, with Christmas and Easter, ranks among the great feasts of Christianity. More...

Mel and Jeanie Heeman To Perform at Vespers

Jeanie and Melvin Heeman will be providing the special music at the Standing Stone Community Vesper Church in Standing Stone on this Sunday evening June 3 at 7 p.m. More...

Little Known Facts about The North Branch Canal

This is the fourteenth 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...

Registration Opens for Arts Camp

Bonnie Bell is a professional artist who offers art camps for school-age children throughout the summer. More...

Elk Lake Debater Places Fourth in Nation

In 2011, Elk Lake’s Richard Guiton had advanced further and placed higher in Lincoln- Douglas Debate than any other debater in team history at the National Catholic Forensics League’s Grand National Tournament by advancing to the round of More...

Comments on Air Quality Monitoring Solicited

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently published a notice regarding Pennsylvania’s 2013 Ambient Air Monitoring Network Plan. More...

Laceyville Marine Graduate of Combat Course Training

Marine Corps Pvt. Tyler H. Thompson, son of Diane M. Aaron of Laceyville and Jeffery S. More...

Bluegrass Festival at Lazy Brook

The Larry Stephenson Band will headline the fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Bluegrass festival, which will kick off in earnest tomorrow at Lazy Brook Park, east of Tunkhannock. More...

Elk Lake Budget Talks Spark Heated Discussions

The Elk Lake School Board came under fire at their May 22 meeting, a tumult sparked by rumors in the district that jobs may be lost due to prospective budget cuts. More...

Bradford Commissioners Conduct Routine Business

There was a noticeable lull in traffic in Towanda on May 24, and the Bradford County Courthouse was void of the title and deed searchers that generally fill the first floor as the Bradford County Commissioners conducted their weekly meeting in front More...

Elk Lake Forensics Team Praised at Recent Board Meeting

Keith Brosious gave a brief presentation at the start of the May 22 meeting of the Elk Lake School Board reflecting the accomplishments of the school’s Forensics Team during the 2011- 12 school year. More...

Commissioners Approve Susquehanna County’s New Enchanced 911 Telephone Service

At their May 23 meeting, the three Commissioners unanimously adopted Resolution 2012- 09, which serves as approval of the enhanced 911 telephone service plan for the county, and for the monthly contribution rate to be collected by telephone companies More...

Spring Hill Woman Charged with Fraud

Clair Herbert, 32, Spring Hill, was charged with unlawfully obtaining subsidized daycare funds from Child Care Information Services of Towanda from January 2011 to March 2012. More...

Contributions for Hospital Mount

Endless Mountains Health Systems chairman of the board of directors Rex Caitlin (left) and Cabot Oil & Gas director of external affairs George Stark (center) hold an over-sized check for $100,000 More...

Bank Teaching Children to Save

Peoples State Bank employees spent time in classrooms throughout Bradford and Sullivan Counties in April and May as part of the 16th annual Teach Children to Save. More...

Guthrie Weight Loss Center Earns Accreditation

The Guthrie Weight Loss Center, which has earned accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS) for Level-2 certification as a member of the Bariatric Surgery Center Network (BSCN). Plans are underway to pursue Level-1 accreditation. More...

PennDOT Honors Star of Excellence Recipients Agency Recognizes 31 Employees across PA

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch recently recognized 31 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. More...

17th Annual Relay for Life of Susquehanna County Scheduled

The 17th Annual Relay For Life of Susquehanna County is scheduled for Friday, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at the Montrose Area High School in Montrose, PA. More...

AARP Chapter Meets in Wysox

Members of AARP Chapter 4423 held their monthly meeting at the Wysox EMS Building. President Tom King called the meeting to order followed by the members joining in the flag salute and reciting The Lord’s Prayer. More...

WVES Announces Rams 100 Club Winners

Wyalusing Valley Elementary School students (front, from left) Dante Hatton, Trevor Mapes, Mario Vasquez, Seth Finnerty, (back, second and continuing from left) Alyssa Porter, Emily Girven, Callie Be More...

Misericordia University Holds Pinning Ceremony

The Misericordia University Nursing Department recently held a pinning ceremony in Lemmond Theater in Walsh Hall to honor undergraduate nursing students in the traditional Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing program and the RN to BSN Expressway Pro More...

Tuscarora Township Municipal News

The May 2012 meeting was attended by eight citizens and all the supervisors. More...

PennDOT Urges Young Drivers to Avoid Distractions and ‘Just Drive’

With school days dwindling and young minds dreaming of graduation or summer vacation, PennDOT recently reminded all young drivers to stay focused on the road and avoid distractions while behind the wheel. More...

Bradford-Sullivan Chapter, Region III PASR Announces Scholarship Recipient

Michael R. Soprano of Sayre is the recipient of the PASR Educational Support Scholarship sponsored by the Bradford-Sullivan Chapter, Region III PASR. More...

Career and Technology Center Bestows Awards

The Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) conducted an awards ceremony on Tuesday afternoon, after which light refreshments were served in the Serfass Solarium. More...

Tunkhannock’s Memorial Day Parade Draws Hundreds

Veterans on foot and in classic cars kicked off the annual Memorial Day Parade, held on May 28 in downtown Tunkhannock. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“People were bringing little children to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, He was indignant. More...

New & Noteworthy

Area Students Graduate from Misericordia The following are local Misericordia University students who applied and were eligible to participate in the spring commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 19: More...

Pennsylvania FSA and RMA Streamline Common Acreage Reporting Dates

Bill Wehry, the Pennsylvania Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director, would like to announce that FSA and the Risk Management Agency (RMA) have established common acreage reporting dates for producers participating in FSA and RMA programs. More...

Wyalusing Public Library Hosts Picnic for Story Hour Graduates

Sue has the schedule made out and available at the front desk for summer reading and summer story hour. Summer Reading, with the theme of Dream Big—Read, will start Thursday June 21, here at the library from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

St. Agnes School Graduates Sixth Graders

The St. Agnes School Sixth Grade Class of 2012 recently received their diplomas at a graduation Mass celebrated by Father Edward Michelini at SS. Peter & Paul Church in Towanda. More...

Dean’s List Announced at Bloomsburg

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania has recently released its list of students named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester of the 2011-2012 academic year. More...

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