November 8, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Wyalusing Twp. Projects Come in Under Cost

FEMA Flood Repair Reimbursements Uncertain

As Wyalusing Township residents were streaming through the township building on Route 6 on Tuesday evening to vote in the general election, township supervisors held their regular monthly meeting in the back office. More...

Guns Drawn on Towanda Street

Towanda Borough Police arrested Joshua Andrew Harry, 32, Troy, on Nov. 1 and charged him with aggravated and simple assault and reckless endangerment. More...

Child Seat Check Slated

Pennsylvania State Police will conduct a child passenger safety seat check on Wednesday, Nov. 21 between 3 and 7 p.m. at the Towanda barracks on Route 6 in North Towanda Township. More...

Stevensville Hosts Annual Halloween Party

Stevensville’s Halloween party, held on Oct. 26, was full of character costumes, many of which were homemade. More...

Grand Opening Planned for New Hotel in Dushore

After a year of planning and construction, the Hotel Harrington, located on Route 220 in Dushore, has opened its doors to business and leisure travelers. A public grand opening is scheduled for Nov. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

SCCD to Oversee Stream Obstruction Removal

The Susquehanna County Conservation District is overseeing the removal of woody debris from streams in the county with the help of chainsaw crews. More...

Best Line Helps with ‘Sandy’ Relief

Best Line Equipment deployed several truckloads of equipment to New York and New Jersey to aid emergency relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. More...

Free Breast Screenings and Mammograms for Qualifying Women

Maternal and Family Health Services, in partnership with the Twin Tiers affiliate of Susan G. More...

Sherwood Groves to Host Fundraising Event for T.A.C.O.

Sherwood Groves Ford in Wysox will host “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, Nov. 15, 12 to 7 p.m. This free fundraising event will benefit T.A.C.O. More...

T.A.C.O. Food Pantry Serving Record Number, Donations Needed

Since 1983, T.A.C.O. More...

WVHS Honor Roll Announced For First Marking Period

Twelfth Grade High Honors: Elizabeth Brookens, Julia Crawford, Morgan Doerner, Emily Edwards, Alexis Keefe, Arielle Kneller, Jonecca Robinson, Savannah Schools. More...

In Wake of Hurricane Sandy, Disinfect Contaminated Wells

As the Northeast begins the recovery process in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a water-quality specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences is urging those who rely on private water supplies to guard against possible flood contamin More...

PhysicianCare Laboratory Receives C.O.L.A. Accreditation

PhysicianCare Laboratory has recently received accreditation from the Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA). More...

Restructuring and Gas Money Could Soften Social Service Cuts

There is no denying that successive cuts in federal and state funding for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) will affect how the Bradford County Human Services Administration (BCHSA) in Towanda will administer programs in the coming More...

Your Woodlands Make Good Forest Stewardship Investments

Stewardship is about both today and the future. It involves taking responsibility for something, caring for it while you can, and ensuring it well serves those who will hold it in the future. More...

DEP Announces Fuel Waivers

The Department of Environmental Protection announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given authorization to grant two kinds of temporary fuel waivers due to fuel shortages from Hurricane Sandy. More...

Open House Planned for Schmiegs’ 50th Anniversary

Richard J. (Dick) and Kathleen M. (Kathy) Schmieg will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012. More...

Houcks to Celebrate 61st Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur S. Houck of Sugar Run, formerly of Ashley, will celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary on Nov. 10, 2012. The Rev. George Snyder and the Rev. J. Fiske married them on Nov. More...

BIRTHS

Deubler Charles and Jill Deubler of Mehoopany are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Leela Emily on Oct. 19, 2012 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. She was born at 11:12 a.m. weighing 6 lbs., 9 oz. and was 19- 1/2” long. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Life at the library is slowly getting back under control. Not only did we have to deal with the loss of Sue, the computer operating system went down for 12 days. More...

Major Brings Veterans Mobile Service Center to Montrose Nov. 19

Rep. Sandra Major has scheduled to have the mobile veterans center visit the Price Chopper Shopping Plaza in Montrose on Monday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. More...

Guthrie Auxiliary Holds ‘Tree For Life’ Ceremony

For the 16th year, the Guthrie/Robert Packer Hospital Auxiliary is raising funds through the “Tree For Life” event. More...

Treasurer McCord Reminds Families 529 Plans Offer Great Tax Benefits

As a record number of households struggle with student loans, State Treasurer Rob McCord said many grandparents are playing a more active role in helping their grandchildren afford college, and he added 529 plans offer great tax advantages and estate More...

Jeff Carr Promoted to Chief Retail Banking Officer

Randall E. More...

Photo Centers Closed for Veterans’ Day

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Nov. 10 through Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. More...

Does Wyalusing Have Enough Water to Fight Major Blaze?

Wyalusing Borough Council member John Smalser raised a question at Monday night’s council meeting about whether there is a sufficient supply of water in the borough to fight a major fire. More...

Meshoppen Police To Expand Service

Meshoppen Police Department (MPD) will be expanding after Jan. 1, 2013 to cover Washington Township. More...

Conflict Resolution Focus of Program

‘Chocolate War’ Involves Multiple Schools

Pupils from St. Agnes School in Towanda and from the Wyalusing and Towanda public schools were guests of the Keystone Theatre in Towanda on Nov. More...

DEP Offers Tips for Removing Storm Debris

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is reminding homeowners how to properly dispose of and process debris left behind from Hurricane Sandy. More...

Agencies Conduct ‘TNR’ Clinics

The Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) and Animal Care Sanctuary (ACS) teamed up to start a new program to reduce the local population of feral cats. More...

Civil War Soldiers from Rome and LeRaysville to Receive New Headstones

DEDICATION CEREMONY ON VETERANS DAY

Bradford County’s Private Silas Gore Camp #141 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War announces ceremonies dedicating seven new headstones for Civil War soldiers buried in the county. More...

Tickets on Sale for Christmas Tea

DISNEY PRINCESS THEME CHOSEN FOR EVENT

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce is hosting their fourth annual Christmas Tea Party at noon on Sunday, Nov. 25 in the Tuscarora Wayne Room of the chamber building at 20 Main Street in Wyalusing. More...

Charles Fox Appointed to State Game Commission

On October 23, Charles Fox was sworn in as a Pennsylvania Game Commissioner by District Justice Wilcox of Troy. More...

Elk Lake’s Forensics Team Off to Strong Start

NEXT COMPETITION NOV. 10 AT SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

The Elk Lake (EL) Forensics Team started off the season with a dominating performance at the Scranton/Allentown Catholic Forensics League Tournament at Lake Lehman High School on Nov. 3. More...

Book by Laceyville Writer Released

PublishAmerica is proud to present Billy’s Big Adventure by Kathryn Sands from Laceyville. The idea for this children’s book came from another family member who believed in Sands as a writer. More...

Expiration Dates Extended for Drivers’ Licenses

Because of the damaging effects of Hurricane Sandy, PennDOT Secretary Barry J. More...

PHA Encourages Families to Use Holidays as Opportunity to Plan for Long-Term Care

With the holiday season quickly approaching, a time when many families gather together, the Pennsylvania Homecare Association (PHA) is encouraging people to begin the important conversation about what their wishes are as they age. More...

Peoples LTD Announces Third Quarter Results

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples LTD, holding company for Peoples State Bank of Wyalusing, has announced third quarter results. More...

PennDOT to Remove Weight Restrictions

Bradford, Sullivan Roads Affected

PennDOT advises motorists in Bradford and Sullivan counties that weight restrictions will soon be removed on several routes following gas-company upgrades. The current 10-ton postings will be removed from these roads: In Bradford County: More...

Laceyville’s Top Scarecrows Announced

The three scarecrows pictured above were judged to be the best among those recently displayed on lampposts along Laceyville’s Main Street. More...

Chicken Nugget Recall Announced

Perdue Foods, LLC, a Bridgewater, VA establishment, is recalling approximately 1,440 pounds of chicken breast nugget products because of misbranding and an undeclared allergen, milk, not declared on the label, the U.S. More...

IRS: Qualified Disaster Relief Payments are Tax Exempt

The Internal Revenue Service recently alerted employers and other taxpayers that because Hurricane Sandy is designated as a qualified disaster for federal tax purposes, qualified disaster relief payments made to individuals by their employer or any p More...

Elk Lake Science Students Excel In Engineering Competition

Ninth grade science students were given a challenge to design and build a device that would launch a ping-pong ball down a course, into designated scoring holes. More...

Airman Cody Howey Graduates from Basics

Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody A. Howey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. More...

Towanda Lions to Host 28th Annual Holiday Bazaar

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Towanda Lions Club will hold their 28th annual Holiday Bazaar at the Towanda Jr.-Sr. High School. The bazaar will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

WVHS Graduate to Appear in Musical Comedy

Wyalusing resident and film student at Drexel University, Corey Will Poost, will be starring in an upcoming production at Drexel. More...

Pharmacy Association Reports Findings of Drug Mail Order Waste

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association (PPA), in celebration of American Pharmacists Month, is continuing its series of information on the challenges and solutions to controlling pharmacy and health care costs. More...

PennDOT Invites Students To Enter Aviation Art Contest

Young Pennsylvania students are invited to learn about aviation and express their creativity through the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation’s annual art contest. More...

United Way Receives Donation

Chesapeake Energy recently contributed $7,500 toward United Way’s 2012 Community Campaign. More...

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