October 11, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyalusing Borough Unveils Proposed 2013 Budget

At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Wyalusing Borough Council presented its proposed 2013 budget that can be met without a tax increase. The budget calls for General Fund expenditures of $225,553, with projected income set at $226,170. More...

Moxie Church Welcomes New Pastor

When the members of Moxie Community Church in Terry Township received word that Village Missions had found them a new pastor, they might not have anticipated such an immediate increase in attendance at the church. The Rev. More...

Boys to Sing at Church

The Singing Boys of Pennsylvania will perform a concert on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 4 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3832 State Route 6, Tunkhannock, PA. More...

Mansfield ‘Visit Day’ Planned

Prospective students and their parents will be able to visit and tour campus, including the North Hall Library and the new residence halls, and talk with admissions counselors, faculty members and current students about MU’s 70 undergraduate pr More...

WVHS Social Studies Teacher to Speak at Conference

Wyalusing Area School District educator, Michael Perrotti, will be one of the featured presenters at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies (PCSS), the state affiliate of the National Council for the Social Studies, More...

Silo Gas Problems Reported

A unique set of circumstances could lead to a heightened threat of deadly gas being created in silos across the Northeast, according to a farmsafety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

PennDOT Commends Volunteers

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch lauded the efforts of the more than 141,000 volunteers who cleaned 13,589 miles of roads, trails and shorelines in this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which lasted from March 1 through May 31. More...

NRCS Accepting Applications for 2013 Conservation Programs

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for fiscal year 2013 financial assistance to help implement conservation practices that improve natural resources on farms, forestland, and wetland areas throughout Penn More...

Elk Lake Kindergarten Registration Set

Elk Lake School District Kindergarten Registration will be held Nov. 7, 8 and 9, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call Mrs. Gesford at 570- 278-1106, ext. 730 to set up an appointment. Children must be five (5) years of age by Sept. More...

Chorus to Sponsor Vocal Clinic

The Endless Mountain Chorus will sponsor “How to be a Great Singer” on Saturdays, Oct. 20, 27, and Nov. 3, from 10:30 a.m. until noon, at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. More...

Fall Fest Kick-Off Party to be Held

The bluegrass band Wally, Danny and the Ryders will provide entertainment at Grovedale Winery on Friday evening, October 12 to open Wyalusing’s Fall Festival, which gets underway Saturday, October 13. More...

Young Vocalists Ready for Saturday

This year’s Wyalusing Valley Elementary Chorus is under the direction of Mrs. More...

Turn Headlights on when Using your Windshield Wipers

PennDOT reminds motorists to turn on their vehicle’s headlights any time their windshield wipers are on. More...

Elk Lake Junior High Students of the Month

Elk Lake Junior High School Principal Brian Mallery has announced the September 2012 Students of the Month for grades seven through nine. More...

Socially Disadvantaged and First-time Farmer Loans Available

Sheryl L Potocek, Farm Loan Manager (FLM) for USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Pennsylvania/Bradford County reminded producers today that FSA offers specially targeted farm loans known as Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) and Beginning Farmer loa More...

Blessing of the Pets at St. Agnes

St. Agnes School held a Blessing of the Pets ceremony this week, in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals. Father Ed Michelini, pictured, of SS. More...

Area Artists and Organizations Receiving Art Grants Announced

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC), working with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) was pleased to present an annual regional Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 5, 2012 at the Keystone Th More...

M&T Supports BCRAC

The Bradford County Regional Arts Council (BCRAC) is pleased to announce a recent Live Performance Season Sponsorship received from M&T Bank. More...

AARP Conducts Meeting

The AARP Chapter #4423 monthly meeting was held at 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the Wysox EMS Building. More...

Jane Carey Celebrates 99th Birthday

Jane Landon Carey of Camptown celebrated a milestone birthday on Oct. 5, 2012 when she celebrated 99 years of a happy life. More...

Schutter Joins The Kilmer Group Benefits Division

The Kilmer Group (www.thekilmergroup.com), a well-established regional provider of risk management, insurance and employee benefits, has announced that Erin Schutter has joined The Kilmer Group as vice president of their Employee Benefits Division. More...

BIRTHS

Foux Laura and Levi Foux of Sugar Run are proud to announce the birth of twins, a son, Bastian Lee Foux and a daughter, Annabel Lee Foux on Oct. 4, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Earle More...

New Endowment Fund Established for Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center

New Milford resident Ken Bondurant recently established a new endowment fund with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains to support the expenses of two departments of The Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (SCCTC) located at More...

Family Fun Day Planned at Presbyterian Church

The Wyalusing Presbyterian Church family is inviting the public to join them on Fall Family Fun Day scheduled for Oct. 14. More...

Beta Rho Chapter Initiates New Members at October Meeting

Patricia Carpenter, Title 1 and Gifted Education teacher at the Lackawanna Trail Elementary School, and Karen Voigt, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Federal Programs in the Mountain View School District, were honored with membership into t More...

Veterans’ Mobile Center Coming to Montrose

Rep. Sandra Major has scheduled to have the veterans’ mobile center visit the Price Chopper Shopping Plaza in Montrose on Monday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Fate of DeSisti Trial Rests in Judge’s Hands

Mental health experts, prison officials, and several nurses from the State Correctional Facility in Dallas offered conflicting views of the mental state of John Joseph DeSisti last week over the course of two lengthy days of testimony and cross-exami More...

Guthrie Does Not Use Meningitis-Linked Pharmacy

Guthrie Health does not buy any products from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., that is currently linked to the fungal meningitis outbreak. More...

Municipal Authority Approves Feasibility Study for Expansion

The Wyalusing Municipal Authority agreed Tuesday night to inform its engineering company, Milnes Engineering of Tunkhannock, to proceed with a feasibility study regarding expanding the scope of the borough’s sewer system and also joining forces More...

Wyoming County Roadwork Slated

The following road work is slated for Wyoming County is slated:. Route 6, Washington Township, Thursday, Oct. 11. pothole patching, minor delays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Braintrim Township, Friday, Oct. 12, ditch cleaning, minor delays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Classical Guitar Concert Slated at Dietrich Theater

Chamber musician and music teacher Jay Steveskey believes that these are exciting times for classical guitar music in America. More...

Wyalusing Relay Plans Kick-Off Event

Spaghetti Dinner to be Held at Fire Hall

Wyalusing Relay for Life is getting ready for Kick-Off 2013, which will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 30, with a spaghetti dinner at the Wyalusing Fire Hall. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. with an informal meeting to follow. More...

Karhnak Crowned PA Alternate Maple Sweetheart

Macie Karhnak, of Springville recently attended the 2012 PA Maple Syrup Producers fall tour, which was held in Meadville on Sept. 27 to 29 and hosted by the Northwest PA Maple Producers Association. More...

Farm Bureau Meets in Wysox

Participants in the 62nd annual meeting of the Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau held in Wysox Township on Oct. 4 included (from left) Rep. More...

American Red Cross Fire Safety Tips Help to Save Lives

This October 7-13 the American Red Cross is helping families and businesses learn how to protect themselves and others from fires in observance of National Fire Prevention Week. More...

Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Offers Organizational Tips to Students

The seventh-grade faculty and staff of Wyalusing Valley Junior Senior High School, as well as members of the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation, recognize that the transition from elementary to high school is an important one that can, at times, be More...

ELESPA Donates to Student Program

The Elk Lake Support Staff Association showed its appreciation to the students of Mrs. More...

Simmons Completes Basic Training

Navy Seaman Apprentice Dylan C. Simmons, son of Sandra D. Bunnell of Meshoppen and Shawn Shaffer of York, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. More...

Trophies Await Best Buggies

Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Baby Buggy Decorating Contest, which will be held this Saturday as part of the Wyalusing Fall Festival on Main Street. More...

Saturday: Main Street is CLOSED

to traffic and lined with a variety of wonderful food and vendors.

All cars must be removed from Wyalusing’s Main Street by 6 a.m. on Saturday, or they will be towed at the owner’s expense. The street will be blocked off to traffic and used all day for the festival. More...

Story Hour Begins at Library

Mary Kate Eberlin of Towanda (left) and Liliana and Jacob Shores of Sheshequin Township are enthralled with a reading of “Sylvester and the Magic Pebble” by Towanda Public Library childre More...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

According to breastcancer.org, approximately one in eight women in the United States will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. More...

New from the Wyalusing Valley Museum Association

The Wyalusing Area School Administration Building is getting a fresh coat of paint, and this has brought renewed attention to the distinctive structure on Main Street. Originally built by I.M. More...

Extension Fact Sheets Help New Farmers Get Started

Beginning farmers who need to enhance their knowledge about organic vegetable production, ecological plant-disease management and soil basics will find useful information in a new series of fact sheets offered by Penn State Extension. More...

Towanda Area Seniors Meet

President George Smith welcomed 49 members to our meeting and two guests, entertainer Ed Fassett and his wife Lynn On Sept. 20. Greeter for the day was Jim Schmieg. More...

Glassmeyer Enrolled at Rochester

Michelle Glassmeyer of Montrose has enrolled in Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), the nation’s first and largest technological college for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. More...

Local Student Completes Studies At IUP

Cody Weed, Athens, has been named a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Academy of Culinary Arts. Weed, the son of Pamela Callear, is a graduate of Towanda Junior/Senior High School. More...

Area Student Helps Raise Funds for Susquehanna University

Sarah-Jane Abate of Montrose is helping to gain key support for Susquehanna University through its student-calling program. More...

Wyalusing Teen To Celebrate 13th Birthday

Michael Bonhamer of Wyalusing will celebrate his 13th birthday on Thursday, Oct. 11. He is the son of Michelle and Orville Furgeson of Wyalusing and David Bonhamer, also of Wyalusing. More...

American Legion Defined

What is The American Legion? When most people think of the American Legion, their first thought is usually the Legion baseball teams and a cheap place to drink. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

There is no story hour this week due to the book sale going on. Please stop in and support us; find lots of great books and enjoy browsing and visiting with us for a while. The hours of the book sale are Friday, 8 to 5, and Saturday, 8 to 2. More...

Saturday’s Airing of the Quilts Event in Tunkhannock Well Attended

The annual Airing of the Quilts in Tunkhannock last Saturday was apparently not troubled by the day’s fitful showers: downtown and Tioga Street were busy with people who had come especially to view the event. More...

News from the New Albany Community Library

New Albany Community Library is preparing for Halloween and has a basket with Halloween books set aside for area children to borrow. Each month there is a drawing for visitors. Marian Manahan and Alicia Vanderpool each got a book. More...

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