June 28, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

NTSWA Takes ‘Going Green’ to New Heights

10-YEAR PLAN PRESENTED TO STATE DEP

One of the last things that anyone dealing with an agency that operates a landfill and recycling operation might expect to find among retention basins, piles of tires, and buildings containing sorting bins and balers would be a hydroponic lettuce far More...

Wyoming Commissioners Proclaim Friday ‘Relay for Life’ Day

If folks in Tunkhannock are wondering why purple bows are festooning the courthouse, and what all the excitement is tomorrow at the Tunkhannock High School track, it’s the annual Wyoming County Relay for Life, which benefits the American Cancer More...

Correction

A police report in last week’s Rocket-Courier was inadvertently placed under a headline that suggested that a Springville resident, Mark Fitch, had been accused of crimes other than the one which was filed by state police at Gibson in Susquehan More...

Antiquers Learn History of Old Prison

ENDLESS MOUNTAINS GROUP VISITS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Members of the Endless Mountains Antique Dealers Association enjoyed a tour of the Bradford County Historical Society’s Museum located in the old county prison on Pine Street in Towanda. More...

Sullivan Terrace Apartment News

Thank you to Lay Minister and Mrs. Ed Zinser for the Praise and Worship Service on Sunday, June 24. The outreach team entertained the residents at Smith’s Personal Care Home, Monday, June 18 with song and playing Fruit B-I-N-G-O. More...

Towanda Man Earns Masters

John C. Pierson received a Master of Arts degree in teaching secondary K-12 education at Marywood University on May 13. He is currently teaching at Towanda High School in the Science Department and resides in Towanda. More...

PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed July 4

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. More...

Little Known Facts About Bradford County’s David Wilmot

This is the eighteenth 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...

Wendy’s Partners with Bradford-Sullivan Counties of the American Red Cross for Fund-raiser

For just $1, customers at participating Wendy’s restaurants in Northeast and Central PA can receive free Jr. Frosty desserts through Dec. 31, 2012, while supporting the Bradford-Sullivan Counties of the American Red Cross. More...

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Takes Place This Friday and Saturday

For the seventh year in a row, residents from local counties will have the opportunity to dispose of their household chemicals and cleaners through the Household Hazardous Waste Collection being held at Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority Landfill an More...

Heather Godshall Graduates from Lafayette College

Heather Godshall of Towanda graduated cum laude from Lafayette College in Easton and earned a bachelor of arts degree in American studies. Lafayette’s 177th Commencement was held May 19. More...

Farming is a Family Affair at Vanderfeltz Dairy

For decades, the dairy industry in Susquehanna County has been known as one of rich and progressive and tradition. Vanderfeltz Dairy in Rushville is no exception to this statement. More...

Elk Lake Finalizes Budget Amid Discussion

The Elk Lake School Board gave final approval to the budget for the 2012-2013 year at their June 21 meeting, with confirmation that all the necessary cuts in expenditures had been made in order to meet the limits of expected income. More...

‘Truthland’ Challenges Anti-Gas Documentary

When the Depue family in northwestern Susquehanna County watched the movie “Gasland,” directed and narrated by New York filmmaker Josh Fox, they were alarmed by some of the images and a number of statements about the gas industry that sug More...

Keynote Speakers Highlight Laceyville’s Oldest House “Susquehanna Celebration”

Two nationally prominent authors and speakers, Lance Metz and Charles Petrillo, were guest speakers last Saturday, a highlight of Laceyville’s Oldest House’s “Susquehanna Celebration.” Metz and Petrillo, who have known each ot More...

Tunkhannock School District Cutting Staff

The recent announcement that 31 teaching positions will be cut for the 2012-2013 school year at Tunkhannock Area School District (TASD) caused much concern in the community. More...

Annual Veterans Picnic Planned in Wysox

The 24th Veterans’ Appreciation Day picnic preparations are being finalized for Sunday, July 22. Some important changes to note this year are not only the date, but the location of the picnic. More...

Colleges to Retain Towanda Plan

Keystone and Lackawanna Colleges will continue the cooperative agreement for Lackawanna’s Towanda Center classes to be conducted at Keystone’s Towanda Center. More...

Camptown Alumni Gather at Spring Hill

Seventy members and guests of the Camptown Alumni Association met at the Spring Hill Community Hall on Saturday, June 16 for their 101st banquet. Fellowship was enjoyed along with punch and iced tea. More...

Bear Visits Bird Feeder

Vicki Vannan of Spring Hill snapped this photo of a hungry bruin checking out her bird feeder on Thursday, June 21, around 3:30 p.m. More...

Sullivan County Woman Honored By Dairy Princess Program

Betty Reibson, the Northeast Coordinator for Pennsylvania Dairy Princess and Promotion Services presented a 50-year service award to Mary Lambert, who is credited for keeping the Dairy Princess Program alive and well in Sullivan County since before 1 More...

Animal Shelter Readies for Woofstock

Music festival Will Benefit True Friends Shelter

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

Quilt Guild Displays Work

Bonnie Warner of Wyalusing is an active member of the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild who met recently to display their individual entries for the Paint Chip Challenge. More...

It’s Not Too Late to Register for ‘Operation North Branch’

“Operation North Branch: Restore the Susquehanna” cleanup is this Friday and Saturday. You can still register to volunteer for this huge river clean-up by going to www.operationnorthbranch.com. More...

Bradford-Wyoming Literacy Program Honors Volunteers Founders’ Day Fills Downtown Tunkhannock

“Elect to Read” was the theme of the Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program’s annual Recognition Banquet held recently at the Wysox Fire Hall in Wysox. Guest speaker for the event was Dr. More...

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