July 19, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Photo Contest to Feature Scenic Susquehanna River

Do you have a favorite Susquehanna overlook, trail, secret fishing spot, or scenic river town that keeps drawing you back to visit and explore? More...

Increased Energy Efficiency Lowers Bills

The Pennsylvania home building industry is celebrating energy efficiency in July, just as many families begin to think about ways to conserve electricity with fall and winter just around the corner. More...

Troy Fair Announces Ride Prices

The Troy Fair Committee will offer a variety of ride ticket options for the annual event at the Troy Fairgrounds from Monday, July 23 to 28. More...

Dairy Ambassador Reminds us July is Ice Cream Month

I scream, you scream—we all scream for ice cream. July is “Ice Cream Month” and I would like to share with you a few ice cream facts. It takes an average of 12 pounds of milk to make one gallon of ice cream. More...

Laceyville’s Community Day Full of Fun and Entertainment

The Laceyville Business Association’s 16th Annual Laceyville Community Day took off at 1 p.m. on July 14 without a hitch. More...

Major Applauds Small Stream Obstruction Removal Bill

Following the flooding events last year, the need to streamline the process for removing gravel bars and other obstructions from small streams became more apparent than ever, said Rep. Sandra Major. More...

Stevens Township Holds Meeting

After the Stevens Township Supervisors extended an invitation to bid for delivery and placement of driving surface aggregate (DSA) last month, they received a total of 13 bids. More...

DEP Names Kohl as Northcentral Regional Director

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced that Marcus Kohl, director of DEP’s Office of Program Integration, has been named regional director of the agency’s Northcentral office effective July 2. More...

Guthrie Named a ‘Most Wired’ Health System

Guthrie Health was named a “most wired” health system by the Hospitals & Health Networks magazine. This is the second consecutive year and the sixth time in eleven years that Guthrie has been recognized for a Most Wired award. More...

T.A.C.O. Food Pantry Providing Food to Those in Need

Located in the Martin Bros. Office Complex building on Route 6 in Wysox, the Towanda Area Christian Outreach (T.A.C.O.) food pantry continues its mission to provide emergency food for local residents in need. More...

Recital to be Held at Wysox Presbyterian Church

Mansfield Professor, Dr. Youngsuck Kim, tenor, will present a benefit recital for the Towanda Musical Society in the Towanda First Presbyterian Church on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 3 p.m. More...

Cancer Program at RPH Earns Accreditation

The Guthrie Cancer Program at Robert Packer Hospital recently received a full threeyear accreditation by the American College of Surgeons/Commission on Cancer. More...

Workshops for Child Care Providers

Penn State Extension announces two summer workshops for child care providers. Registered providers will receive credit for two training hours per workshop. You do not need to be a registered provider in order to attend. More...

Many Organizations Strongly Oppose the Dairy Security Act of the 2012 Farm Bill

Officials of the National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) delivered a letter on July 11 to all members of the U. S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee in strong opposition to the Dairy Security Act (DSA). More...

Stevensville Cabin Country Store Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EVENTS PLANNED JULY 27-28

The Cabin Country Store in Stevensville offers more than just an amazing selection of gifts, collectibles and antiques. It affords the customer the opportunity to see what the owners, Betsy and Tim Blaine, are all about. More...

State Fire Commissioner Extends Fire Company Grant Program

A state grant program that volunteer fire and ambulance companies have come to rely upon will be renewed and expanded under a bill passed by both chambers of the General Assembly, Sen. Lisa Baker announced recently. More...

Shell Oil Aids Pennsylvania United Way

Shell Oil Company announced a $200,000 joint initiative with United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) to address long term and unmet recovery needs as a result of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. More...

Bill Targets LIHEAP Fraud

To help ensure that taxpayer money set aside to help those in need is not wasted by those who are defrauding the system, Rep. More...

Johnsons Bring Together Five Generations

Five generations of the Johnson family recently got together, including baby Leah Rayne Fiske with great-great-grandmother Iva Johnson (seated), greatgrandfather Sheldon Johnson (back, left), grandmo More...

Endless Mountains Nature Center Hosts Summer Programs

The Endless Mountains Nature Center (EMNC) is hosting a number of public programs throughout the summer. There are fun and educational programs for all ages. More...

DEP Offers Tips to Residents on Wetland, Stream Projects

The Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners and landowners who are conducting work in or along streams and wetlands that a permit may be required from DEP or the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More...

Keep the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit in Mind for Summer Planning

During the summer many parents may be planning the time between school years for their children while they work or look for work. More...

Ground Broken for New Tunkhannock PSB Office

A groundbreaking event took place at the site of the future Peoples State Bank office in Wyoming County’s Eaton Township at the Walmart Plaza Monday morning. More...

Teen Volunteers at Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital’s teen volunteer orientation, led by Tara Sluyter, Volunteer Services Coordinator, prepared local teens to lend a helping hand and offer friendly smiles to residents on the Sk More...

‘Deano’ Balcomb Honored at Home in Advance of 87th Birthday

VETERANS GROUP PAYS TRIBUTE TO LONGTIME SUPPORTER

Dean Balcomb of Stevensville, known to most of his friends and fans as Deano, has been a staple of the annual Veterans’ Appreciation Day Picnic in Bradford County, as well as a renowned supporter of children in need through his decades as a mus More...

Area Student Explores Writing In South Africa

Kayla Fuller, of Meshoppen, was one of 18 students from Susquehanna University who recently spent time in South Africa as part of the university’s Global Opportunities (GO) program. More...

Abate Spends Time Studying In Russia

Sarah-Jane Abate, of Montrose, was one of four students from Susquehanna University who recently spent time in Russia as part of the university’s Global Opportunities (GO) program. More...

BIRTHS

Cunningham Danielle and Scott Cunningham of Sugar Run are pleased to announce the birth of a son, Easton Quinn Cunningham on July 10, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Easton weighed 7 lbs. 9 oz. and was 21 inches tall. More...

Wyoming County Chamber to Host PennDOT Meeting

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) meeting on Thursday, Aug. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Tunkhannock Area Middle School Auditorium, 200 Franklin Avenue. More...

Barrigar and Mazengarb Return to Keystone Theatre

Internationally acclaimed, finger-picking style guitarists Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb return to the Keystone Theatre stage for a night of world class guitar playing on Friday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Impact Bill a Big Win for Small Businesses

Small businesses in Pennsylvania scored a victory recently as legislation that gives them a seat at the table when discussing state regulations is on its way to the governor to be signed into law, said Rep. More...

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