November 1, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyoming Drug Court Holds Fifth Graduation

A total of 30 people have reclaimed their lives through hard work, support and participation in the Wyoming County Drug Treatment Court Program since its inception in 2007. More...

‘Kilroy’ to Grace Elk Lake Stage

The Elk Lake Drama department will present “Kilroy Was Here” on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. in the Elk Lake High School auditorium. The cost for tickets, which can be reserved at 570-278-1106, is just $3. More...

Pioneer Pole Buildings Recognizes ‘Employees of the Year’

Pioneer Pole Buildings President Bob Greene announced the 2012 Employees of the Year at Pioneer, Alpine Building Supply, RKG Enterprises and Ark Rentals. Alpine General Manager Dave Lorady was honored as the overall Employee of the Year. More...

AARP Meets in Wysox

The AARP Chapter 4423 meeting was held on Oct. 9 at the Wysox EMS Building. President Tom King opened the meeting, leading in the flag salute followed by The Lord’s Prayer. There were 26 members present. More...

DEP Releases Final Oil and Gas Air Aggravation Guidance

Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced today that the agency has finalized guidance on air quality permitting decisions for oil and gas operations. More...

Saying Good Bye

Head Librarian at Wyalusing’s Public Library

This week’s article is dedicated to our good friend, Ms. Sue Moody, who left us suddenly on Thursday, Oct. 25. Just a few words I want to share with you, from Sue’s best friends. More...

In the Mood for Night Music

Wyalusing Valley High School (WVHS) Senior Chorus officers (from left) Mark Kusmierz, Kirstyn Ballard, Sophie Poost, and Courtney Egnatzky encourage the public to purchase tickets now for their annua More...

House Committee Investigates Designation of State Mineral

Members of the House State Government Committee today heard testimony about legislation that would designate and adopt celestite as Pennsylvania’s official state mineral, said Rep. Tina Pickett, sponsor of the proposal. More...

Non-Profits Benefit from CFTT

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is getting ready for their 10th Anniversary Celebration to be held on Nov. 8 at the Towanda Country Club. More...

Conservation Program Conducted at WVES

After several years of transporting fourth-graders to a variety of historic sites and educational venues, such as French Azilum and the Stoll Resource Center in Wysox Township, representatives from the Bradford County Conservation District brought a More...

Wyalusing Lioness Halloween Party Costume Winners

In the 10-12 year old age group, top prizes went to: (left to right) Dylan Staples, second place scariest; Aaron Staples, scariest; Andrew Okdowski, third place scariest; Faith Travis, funniest; Mari More...

Tuscarora Twp. Supervisors Meet

The October meeting was held on the evening of Oct. 24 with all supervisors, the secretary and six citizens attending. More...

Northern Tier Natural Gas Summit Scheduled for Nov. 14

A half-day informational summit focusing on municipal issues associated with the continuing development of the Marcellus Shale in the Northern Tier Region is being held on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Penelec Volunteers for Day of Caring for Second Year in a Row

Last year Penelec employees worked indoors painting a room for the Abuse and Rape Crisis Center. For this year’s Day of Caring project, Penelec employees tackled two outdoor projects. On Oct. More...

What is Medicare Enrollment Period?

This time of year the television and periodicals are full of political advertisements and commentaries, but politics is not the only thing that is being thrown at us from all angles. It is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period. More...

Trooper Speaks at Towanda Senior Citizens Meeting

President George Smith called the Oct. 18 meeting of the Towanda Area Senior Citizens to order with 40 members and one guest, Pennsylvania State Trooper Josh Thompson, present. More...

Memorial Does Not Use Pharmacy Linked Meningitis Outbreak

Memorial Hospital, Inc. has no affiliation with the New England Compounding Center (NECC) of Framingham, MA, the compounding pharmacy, which is linked to the recent fungal meningitis outbreak. More...

Chamber Awards Quilt Raffle Winner

Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce executive director Wendy Gaustad (right) presents a winter quilt to Barb Heyman, who was the winner of a quilt raffle sponsored by GWCC to help support the Barn More...

Tips Offered for Heating Homes Safely

As temperatures begin to drop and consumers turn to alternative heating sources to stay warm, the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) offers guidance on ways to avoid home fires this fall and winter. More...

Susquehanna Commissioners Discuss Salaries

The Oct. 24 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners was prefaced by a presentation from Jim Martin, Deputy Administrator of the Lackawanna-Susquehanna Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Early Intervention Program (BHIDEI). More...

Police Offer More Details on Standoff

Steven Mark Brown of Rome Township, whom state police have charged with kidnapping, terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person, has been remanded to Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) More...

French Azilum Caps Successful Year

Upwards of 50 board members and supporters of French Azilum, Inc., the nonprofit organization that maintains and promotes tourism at the French Azilum Historic Site in Bradford County, met at the Towanda Gun Club on Oct. 25 for their annual meeting. More...

‘Visit Day’ to be Held November 9 at MU

Prospective students and their parents will be able to visit the campus and talk with admissions counselors, faculty members and current students about MU’s 70 undergraduate programs, financial aid, club activities and campus life. More...

IRS Warns: Don’t Fall for Phony Websites

The Internal Revenue Service is issuing a warning about a new tax scam that uses a website that mimics the IRS e-Services online registration page. The actual IRS e-Services page offers web-based products for tax preparers, not the general public. More...

Veterans’ Park Project Seeks New Helpers

The Bradford County Veterans’ Memorial Park Association and the Towanda Borough Council are proud to announce that stage one construction of the veterans’ memorial park will start late this fall. More...

Northeast Pennsylvania Blue Cross Recognized with Prestigious Award

Blue Health Solutions, the wellness program available to members and customers of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA), has once again been recognized by a national certification agency for its program excellence. More...

Misericordia University Cheerleaders T-Shirt Sale Benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Misericordia University cheerleaders are raising money for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation by selling pink “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’’ T-shirts on campus during the month of October. More...

Motorists Reminded to Follow Two Important Traffic Laws in the Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding motorists to follow two important traffic laws in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. More...

LIHEAP Program Set to Open Nov. 1, Says Pickett

Eligible Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Rep. Tina Pickett said recently. More...

Die Fledermaus Up Next in Nightlife on the Susquehanna

The 2012-2013 Nightlife on the Susquehanna Series continues on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m., with a production of “Die Fledermaus” presented by the Manhattan Lyric Opera at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

Wyalusing Area School District

Report cards for the first marking period will be issued for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 7. If you do not see your child(ren)’s, please talk to your child. Feel free to contact the counseling office if another copy is needed. More...

Sullivan Road Repair Funds Provided

U.S. Senator Bob Casey recently announced that Sullivan County will receive $1,504,735 in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to repair roads damaged by Tropical Storm Lee. More...

Costume Party a Treat for Meshoppen

Though it has been presented in various forms over the past 13 or 14 years, the annual costume party in Meshoppen continues to be a popular community event. More...

Peoples LTD Declares Dividend

Peoples LTD, and the parent company of Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, has announced that the Board of Directors has declared a fourth-quarter cash dividend in the amount of $.360 per share, and a five percent stock dividend, payable on Dec. More...

Elk Lake Elementary Students of Month Named

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School, is pleased to announce the September Student of the Month award winners. More...

Consumers Urged to be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers

With the weather turning cooler, many residents are turning on their heating units for the first time this fall. More...

Chamber Supports Digital Conversion

BCRAC Executive Director Elaine Poost, left, accepts a donation from the Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce presented by Lou Ann McGuire, middle and Sharon Kaminsky, right of the CBCCC Board More...

ProCare Fitness Offering Membership in Chamber Raffle

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce is holding a raffle and giving away seven fabulous prizes. ProCare Fitness is donating a six-month fitness membership valued at $600. More...

SBDC Helps Small Businesses Master Social Media Tools

The University of Scranton Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will hold the training seminar “Social Media and Your Small Business” on Tuesday, Nov. 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. More...

Website Provides Free Help to People Displaced by Hurricane Sandy

Pennsylvanians who may be displaced from their homes due to damage from Hurricane Sandy are reminded that an online housing locator is available to help them quickly find affordable rental housing. More...

Pickett Announces Office Hours

Residents of Sullivan and Susquehanna Counties who live in the 110th District are encouraged to stop by her satellite office hours during the month of November if they have questions about state government or need information about a state program or More...

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