September 20, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Emergency Preparedness in Bradford County Addressed

The Bradford County Commissioners marked the first anniversary of the beginning of flood recovery with the approval of three agenda items that addressed progress and plans respective to three different agencies. More...

Commissioners to Vote Today on Prison Analyst

Beginning with an announcement at the end of last Thursday’s meeting of the Bradford County Commissioners and continuing with remarks made in a subsequent meeting of the Bradford County Prison Board, Commissioner Doug McLinko outlined plans for More...

Lines-Burgess Receives Sales Award

Meshoppen and former Monroeton resident and Independent Advanced Director with The Pampered Chef—the largest direct seller of everything you need to cook and entertain at home—received a three carat Blue Topaz Diamond in a stunning platin More...

Condron and Company to Help WYCCC Members Maximize Holiday Revenue

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce announces two advertising executives from Condron and Company will address holiday sales opportunities at its October meeting. Philip P. More...

Encouraging More Activity Among Kids

When today’s parents reflect on their childhood, many likely recall endless days spent playing outdoors. More...

Archery Deer Season Kicks Off Big Game Seasons

While Pennsylvania’s statewide fall archery deer season doesn’t open until Sept. 29, archery hunters with an antlerless deer license for Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D can start hunting Saturday, Sept. More...

Fishing Facts

More than 44 million Americans six years of age and older enjoy fishing every year. An average angler spends $1,046 every year on the sport. Americans fish 557 million days per year. More than 38 million Americans hunt and fish. More...

Hunting Facts

The contributions, in the form excise taxes paid on sporting firearms, ammunition and archery equipment, benefit every state and have generated approximately $5.6 billion for wildlife conservation since 1939. More...

Organizing Tax Records During Fall Saves Stress Later

If the rainy days of autumn aren’t incentive enough to get out from under the clouds for awhile, the IRS suggests another reason to head indoors: organizing your tax records. More...

Bradford County Branch YMCA Extends Thank You To Chesapeake Energy for Their Generous Support

Chesapeake Energy has long been a supporter of the Bradford County Branch YMCA. Thanks to a $14,000 donation, the YMCA has been able to renovate its gymnasium and upgrade its basketball systems. More...

Voter Registration Deadline Nears

The last day to register to vote in the upcoming Presidential General Election is Oct. 9. More...

Author to Discuss Book on Gas Drilling

The Bradford County Library presents author Stephanie Hamel, PhD, discussing her memoir Gas Drilling and the Fracking of a Marriage on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. More...

Picnic with Your Pooch

The BCHS brought four pooches that are available for adoption from the shelter to mingle during their fourth annual Picnic with Your Pooch held at Grovedale Winery. More...

Sayre Man Wins Grand Prize in C&N’s Annual Calendar Photo Contest

John Gross of Sayre has won the grand prize in the annual Citizens & Northern (C&N) Bank Photo Contest. His photo was selected from more than 500 entries. More...

Local Quilter, Betty Neff, Displays Civil War Collection

Local quilter and collector of vintage quilts Betty Neff of Canton will have a special exhibit at the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild Quilt Show on display the weekend of Sept. 22 and 23 in Athens. In keeping with the theme of the show, Quilts . . . More...

Reflective Vests Keep Kids Safe on the Road

A farm-safety extension educator in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences has found a way to keep Amish and Mennonite children safe as they travel on the road. More...

Safety Essential When Visiting a Farm

The nursery rhyme does not state, “Old MacDonald had a farm and on this farm there was a bunch of dangerous things.” But maybe it should. More...

Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Grant Applications Available Now, Says Pickett

Rep. Tina Pickett is encouraging volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsyl-vania to submit an application for the 2012 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP). More...

New Albany Fall Festival: Vote Now for Your Beautiful Baby

The Beautiful Baby Photos are on display now at the Dandy Mini Mart in New Albany. To vote, all you need to do is drop your money in the jug of your favorite Baby Photo. The photo with the most money will be the 2012 Beautiful Baby. More...

Quilters’ Handiwork to be Highlighted at Fall Festival

The Sullivan County Fall Festival with Lumberjack/Chainsaw Carving Competitions will be held at the fairgrounds near Forksville on Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14. More...

Misericordia University to Hold Open Houses for Students and Parents

Misericordia University is offering high school students and their parents two open house programs at the Back Mountain campus so prospective students can spend an informative day touring the more than 123-acre campus, meeting Misericordia students, More...

DAR Reports on Meeting

The Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated their 101st anniversary. As we continue, we still have eager, dedicated daughters interested in the ideals of the DAR. More...

Local Students Named to Lists At Penn State

The Summer 2012 Commencement and Dean’s lists for The Pennsylvania State University are listed below. Commencement ceremonies were held the Aug. 11. Dean’s List: Emily Gow, Montrose and James Matthews, Athens. More...

Four Generations of Hoffmans

Four generations of the Hoffman family were represented recently by (back) Joel McMicken of Meshoppen, (front, from left) Gwen McMicken of Wyalusing, holding Kendalynn McMicken of Meshoppen, and Patr More...

Jennings Announces Private Practice

Richard Jennings is pleased to announce that he is entering the private practice of law. He is the practicing attorney in the Jennings Law Office located in Athens. More...

2013 Outstanding Young Woman Program to be held October 6 in Towanda

The 2012 Outstanding Young Woman, Corrin Binford, will be hosting the 2013 OYW Program, along with the 2003 Bradford-Sullivan Counties’ Outstanding Young Woman Michelle Wilson, on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Towanda Area Jr./Sr. More...

Late Blight Found on Tomatoes in Bradford County

Late blight has been found in several new Pennsylvania counties in the last week, including Bradford County. More...

First Citizens Bank Shows Support

First Citizens Community Bank senior vice president and chief retail banking officer Jeff Carr (left) recently presented a check to Bradford County Regional Arts Council executive director Elaine Poo More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

If you are looking for an hour of fun, song, dancing, stories, crafts and friendship, come in tomorrow. Story Hour starts back up for the fall session. We will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. here at the library down in the community room. More...

RECs Change Health Care

America’s health care system is making progress in embracing health information technology (health IT). More...

October is Learning Disabilities Month

Your Child Has Learning Disabilities… More...

911 Upgrades Will Cost Susquehanna County Big

Susquehanna County Commissioners discussed at some length the cost of state-mandated upgrades to the current 911 telephone system at their regular Sept. 12 meeting in the courthouse. More...

Peoples State Bank Seeks Name Change

The Board of Directors of Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing has announced that Articles of Amendment have been filed with the Pennsylvania Department of Banking to amend the Articles of Incorporation and change the name of the bank. More...

Wyoming Commissioners Address Impact Fee, Deputy

The regularly scheduled Wyoming County Commissioners meeting that was held this past Tuesday started off with a question regarding the impact fee and what the plans were for how it will be used. More...

Camptown Races Returns

Visitors check out the vendors booths at the Camptown Races on Saturday, Sept. 15. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

I read with interest of the proposed housing development in the Wyalusing Borough on the front page of last week’s newspaper. More...

IRS System Geared to College-Bound Students

College-bound students and their parents sometimes face last minute requests to complete or provide additional information for financial aid applications. More...

Bradford County Humane Society Receives 4,000 Pounds Of Purina Brand Pet Food for Animals Awaiting Adoption

Over 150 cats and dogs will be fed thanks to donation from Purina Pets for People

The Bradford County Humane Society recently received 4,000 pounds of Purina brands pet food as a donation from Purina Pets for People, in order to support more than 150 local cats and dogs currently awaiting adoption. More...

New Gas Drilling Rules Announced

In June 2012, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced new air pollution rules for the natural gas drilling process called “fracking.” Although many people who have long had concerns about fracking find the new rules ac More...

Advice for Making Changes to Health Insurance Providers with Fewer Penalties

People enrolled in a health insurance program through their employer or one purchased as a self-employed individual generally find there is an open-enrollment period that takes place once a year. More...

Tips on Ways to Get Started Fishing

Do you remember your first fishing or boating trip? Ask anyone to tell the story of who first took him or her boating or fishing—chances are good the story is deeply personal and meaningful. More...

Game Commission Offers Advice on Avoiding Bear Conflicts

With summer quickly slipping by, many Pennsylvanians may have forgotten about problems caused by black bears in the spring, when nuisance bear activity typically peaks. More...

Fabulous 1890s Weekend Planned For Sept. 28 and 29 in Mansfield

The popular and the new will highlight this year’s Fabulous 1890s Weekend on Sept. 28-29 in Smythe Park, Mansfield. The weekend celebrates the world’s first night football game played on Sept. 28, 1892 in Smythe Park. More...

Guthrie Health and Geisinger Collaborate On Marcellus Shale Research Effort

Guthrie Health, a healthcare system serving northern Pennsylvania and southern New York, has joined with Geisinger Health System to study the health impacts of Marcellus Shale gas drilling, the first large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment of More...

Absentee Ballots Due On Oct. 30

The Bradford County Board of Elections announces that this year’s Presidential General Election will be held on Nov. 6. The last day Civilian Absentee Ballot Applications will be received in the office of the County Board of Elections is Oct. More...

Ways Offered to Reduce Big Refunds, Prevent Tax Bills

The IRS reminds taxpayers that it’s not too late to adjust their 2012 tax withholding to avoid big tax refunds or tax bills when they file their tax return next year. More...

Still Time to Get Flu Vaccine

When you see “Get Your Flu Vaccine Here” signs and banners outside pharmacies and in doctor’s offices, you might think, “it’s winter already; isn’t it too late for that?” The answer is no. More...

Visitors Bureau Suggests Fall Events, Destinations

Fall is the most festive, colorful, breathtaking time of the year in the Endless Mountains. There are festivals galore, awesome fall foliage, and great opportunities to get out and enjoy the beautiful weather. More...

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Releases Results of 2012 Great American Cleanup of PA

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has announced the results of the 2012 Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Great American Cleanup of PA. More...

‘Visit Day’ to be Held at Mansfield

Mansfield University will hold “Visit Day” on Friday, Sept. 28. More...

Farm Workers Face Dangers

Many occupations are hazardous, few more so than agricultural labor. Farmers recognize that they must be diligent in their efforts to prevent nonfatal and fatal injuries. More...

Summer Employment Program Held in Bradford County

Local youth gained valuable work experience this summer through the Northern Tier Summer Employment Program. This program allows young people, ages 14 to 21, to earn a paycheck while exposing them to the real world of working. More...

2012 Susquehanna County Livestock Sale Sets New Record

The 42nd annual Susquehanna County 4-H Livestock Sale was held recently in conjunction with the Harford Fair in Harford. More...

Area Man Makes ‘Tough Mudder’ History

Dale Farr, a fitness coach with ProCare Physical Fitness and Performance in Troy and Athens has made Tough Mudder history by being the first man with one leg to qualify for their “World’s Toughest Mudder” competition. More...

Wyalusing Adult Band Announces Fall Season

The Wyalusing Adult band has been in existence for more than 40 years providing an opportunity for bandsmen to perform and give entertainment to the community. Members are drawn from Wyalusing and many surrounding areas. More...

Tewksbury-Parker Family Holds Reunion at South Auburn

The Tewksbury-Parker reunion was held on Sept. 8 at the South Auburn Grange Hall rather than the Elk Lake School pavilion as planned due to inclement weather. More...

County’s Bicentennial Event to Feature Theatre Presentation

The Bradford County Historical Society is pleased to announce the next event in its year-long commemoration of Bradford County’s bicentennial. This event is being held in commemoration of the first election in Bradford County. More...

Greer Earns Degree at Benedictine

Benedictine University awarded Associate of Arts (A. A.), Bachelor of Arts (B. A.), Bachelor of Science (B. S.) and Bachelor of Business Administration (B. B. More...

William Peace Graduates from U.S. Army War College

Army National Guard Lt. Col. William L. Peace has graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Pa., and earned a master’s degree in Strategic Studies. The college is the Army’s senior educational institution. More...

Beahm Selected As Peer Tutor At Alvernia University

Ariel Beahm, of Towanda, has been named a tutor in the Learning Center of Alvernia University. Beahm, a nursing major, was selected as one of 28 peer tutors. More...

BIRTHS

Brown Chris and Delicia Brown of Towanda joyfully announce the birth of a daughter, Aliza Jayne on Aug. 31, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. She weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20 inches long. More...

Quilt Artist to be Featured At Weekend Show in Athens

Members of the Endless Mountains Quilt Guild are excited to announce several special exhibits that will be on display during their quilt show this weekend, Sept. 22 and 23, at Lynch-Bustin Elementary School, Athens, PA. More...

Community Foundation of Twin Tiers Awards Scholarships

The CFTT has awarded the following scholarships from funds under CFTT management in 2012. They wish the best of luck to these students, as they enter their first year of college. More...

Geisinger Hematologist/Oncologist Selected as Co-Chair of Subcommittee

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, recently selected Geisinger hematologist/ oncologist Edward Gorak, D.O., M.S., FACP, as co-chair of its NCI Community Cancer Centers Program (NCCCP) clinical trials subco More...

Frontier Supports BCRAC’s Arts In Education Programs

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce a recent donation in support of its arts in education programs from Frontier Communications. More...

Winding River Players to present “Queen Elizabeth”

Winding River Players (WRP) will present “Queen Elizabeth” at the Keystone Theatre on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. More...

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