November 22, 2012 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake Discusses PSSA Results

Much of the Nov. 15 meeting of the Elk Lake school board involved discussion of the results of the recently administered Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) tests. More...

Sugar Run Man Acquitted of Charges

A Bradford County jury found a Sugar Run man not guilty on all counts of sexual misconduct on Nov. 15. More...

Finger Painting and Ceramics

Shirley Pardoe (right) of Shirley’s Ceramics in Dushore worked on a craft project with Clara Hauser when she visited the Personal Care Home of Memorial Hospital in Towanda. More...

Pickett’s Lawton Office Closed on November 28

Rep. Tina Pickett this week alerted her constituents in Susquehanna County that her satellite office in Lawton will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 28. The office is located on State Route 706 at Flynn’s Consignment Shop in Lawton. More...

PennDOT Holiday Driving Tips

The Pennsylvania DUI (driving under the influence) Association reminds all drivers to drive responsibility this holiday season. Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for family and friends to spend time together. More...

$700,000 Awarded Locally

Twenty-four freight-rail projects across PA will improve businesses’ rail access, upgrade rail infrastructure and provide much-needed repairs with the aid of a nearly $18.6 million state investment. More...

Dunkin’ Donuts of NEPA Raises $10,500 for Children’s Miracle Network

Through a regional “Miracle for Munchkins®” in-store fundraiser, Dunkin’ Donuts of Northeastern PA announced it has raised and donated $10,500 to support Children’s Miracle Network at Geisinger. More...

Major Resumes Role As Caucus Chairperson

In continuing her efforts to serve the people of the 111th District in Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming counties, Rep. Sandra Major was re-elected to her post as caucus chairman within the House Republican Caucus’s leadership team. More...

Dietician Cites Healthy School Lunches

For some families, the idea of the lunchbox has gone the way of the TV antenna. More...

Lehigh Improvement Project Underway

Wysox area residents noticed that a large load of brand new railroad ties have recently been delivered along Route 87 near the railroad tracks and at other locations to the east. More...

Susquehanna County Residents Warned of Scam

The Susquehanna County Commissioners issued a warning at their regular Nov. 14 meeting to county residents to beware of suspicious persons knocking on doors in the area and claiming to be county employees without proof of identity. More...

Bicentennial Ball Tickets on Sale

The Bradford County Historical Society (BCHS) will wrap up the county’s 200th Anniversary with the Bradford County Bicentennial Ball on Saturday, Dec. 8. The event will take place at the JFK Hall at the St. More...

Area Roadwork Scheduled

The following lane closures are scheduled this week and next for pavement testing on various routes in Bradford County: Nov. 21: Route 2014 (French Asylum Road) and Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road), 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Nov. More...

Wyalusing’s Leo Club Collecting Christmas Toys

The Christmas For Kids program, once run by the Wyalusing Kiwanis and the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce, is being organized once again through the WVHS Leo Club. More...

Lions Peace Poster Contest Winners Named

Members of the Wyalusing Lionesses wish to congratulate Savannah Milne, winner of the 2012-13 Lions Peace Poster Contest. The second place winner was Emily Champluvier and third place went to Anthony Gochenaur. Judging of the posters was done by Ms. More...

Thanksgiving Recipe Favorites

Submitted by Miss Jill and Miss Michelle’s Students at Wyalusing’s Childrens Center

Corbin’s Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Taco Ingredients: Pepper—a little bit, sauce a little bit too, a little bit of candy, a little bit of peanut butter and jelly Directions: Make the peanut butter and jelly taco. More...

Elk Lake Honor Students

The following Elk Lake students achieved honors during the first marking period of the 2012-2013 school year: More...

Lions Honor Iddings at Meeting

At the Nov. 6 Wyalusing Lions Club meeting, Jim Iddings was named a Melvin Jones Fellow. More...

New Pennsylvania Laws Geared Toward Helping Growing Veteran Population

Several new laws have been enacted in the past few weeks to help our state’s veterans and current military personnel, announced Rep. Tina Pickett. More...

Two New Programs Can Save Your Life

Governor Tom Corbett recently announced that PennDOT is launching two voluntary programs aimed at saving the lives of Pennsylvanians in emergency situations—the Yellow Dot and Emergency Contact Information programs. More...

DAR Reports on Meeting

The Mach-wi-hi-lusing Chapter NSDAR met on Oct. 17 at the Wyalusing Hotel. The meeting was called to order by Regent, Dorothy Titchen. She was joined by Acting Chaplain, Barbara Behrend in completing the opening ritual. More...

Guthrie Re-Opens Expanded Athens Regional Office

More than a year after the devastating flood of last fall, Guthrie’s clinic in Athens has returned to the Athens community in a restored and expanded facility. More...

AARP Chapter Meets

The Nov. 13 meeting of AARP Chapter 4423 was opened at 1:45 p.m. at the Wysox EMS Building by President Tom King, who led the flag salute and The Lord’s Prayer. More...

BIRTHS

Benscoter Katrina and Josh Benscoter of Sugar Run are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Zoey Marie Benscoter on Nov. 3, 2012 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. More...

Library System Reaches Out to Elected Officials

Staff members and directors from the nine public libraries that comprise the System of Bradford County Libraries gathered last Friday morning at the Monroeton Public Library. More...

Corrections

In the story published last week concerning the Wyalusing school bus incident, it was incorrectly noted that Matt Kaufmann made the call to 911. Though Mr. Kaufmann was one of the first adults on the scene on Nov. 12, he did not make the call. More...

Many Topics Discussed at WASD Meeting

While discussion about a bus accident that had occurred earlier on Nov. More...

Elk Lake Debaters Add to Winning Streak

On Nov. 17 to 18, there were two places to be if you were one of the elite high school debaters in the country: suburban Chicago or suburban Philadelphia. More...

Catering Business Has New Owner, New Name

What once was Wyalusing’s Hometown Catering is now 7 Reasons Catering, and the new owner of the business is Kristy Vanderpool of Laceyville. The new name is linked to the number of people in Kristy’s immediate family. More...

Wyalusing Piano Students Present Recital

The students of Marilyn Dibble and Diana Black recently performed a piano recital at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. More...

ParenteBeard Commits to the Memorial Partnership Pledge

Debra Bowes from ParenteBeard presents the Memorial Hospital Foundation with a $5,000 pledge check. More...

PA DEP Awards Energy-Efficient Businesses

The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $418,049 in grants to help 56 small businesses across Pennsylvania invest in energy-efficiency or pollution-prevention projects. More...

Pre-K Pupils Meet their Neighbors

“Who are the people in your neighborhood? Yes, your neighborhood . . .” That was the question that the children of the Wyalusing Pre-K classroom of Bradford Tioga Head Start set out to answer while on a field trip in late October. More...

Northern Tier Gas Summit Held

A half-day informational summit focusing on municipal issues associated with the continuing development of the Marcellus shale in the Northern Tier Region was held on Nov. 14 in Wysox with over 80 participants. More...

WVHS Students Build Charcoal Grills

Students in Mr. Mike Reibson’s ninth and 10th grade General Mechanics class spent some time last Thursday giving the new charcoal grills they built a test run. More...

Wyalusing Hotel Annex is County’s First LEED Building

The Wyalusing Hotel Annex, the recent addition to the existing historic Wyalusing Hotel, recently received certification from the U.S. Green Building Council under the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. More...

Thanksgiving Recipes too Good to Pass Up

Submitted by Miss Katie’s and Miss Chelsea’s Students at Wyalusing’s Childrens Center

Kiara’s Recipe for Beans Ingredients: Milk, cupcakes, beans Directions: You get cupcakes in them and put beans and beans. Cook it in a pot and mix them. More...

Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

Submitted by Miss Tami and Miss Heidi’s Students at Wyalusing’s Childrens Center

Harrison’s Peanut Butter & Cheese Sandwich Ingredients: 1 slice bread, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, 1 slice of cheese Directions: Make a sandwich. More...

Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that all driver’s license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. More...

Mr. Lutz’s and Mrs. DeLamarter’s 4th grade classes at Wyalusing Elementary share, in acrostic form, what they are thankful for.

I amTurkeyHappyA lot of dinnerNot normalKitchenFood More...

Be Aware of Carbon Monoxide Dangers During Power Outages

UGI strongly advises customers to be aware of the significant safety risks of using natural gas-fired appliances such as ovens, ranges and dryers to heat their homes during electric power outages. More...

Discover 4- H Day to be Held in January

Bradford County 4-H invites youth, parents, leaders and potential leaders to Discover 4-H Day at the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. More...

Collabor-Art-ive Effort

Art and building construction students, under the direction of instructors Tony Stoll and Matt Cobb, did their bit to promote school pride by applying their skills to designing, painting, and mountin More...

Employers Hiring Veterans May Get Tax Credits

Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. More...

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Holding Annual Bazaar and Love Light Tree Celebration

A holiday tradition continues as Memorial Hospital’s Auxiliary offers their annual holiday Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 and 7 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the lobby of Memorial Hospital. More...

Elk Lake Students of the Month Named

The following students were selected as September 2012 “Student of the Month.” They are selected by nominations of any student in grades 10 to 12 by a teacher for outstanding achievement. More...

High School Students Invited To Visit MU on Nov. 30

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

Tips to Cut Your Holiday Expenses

The closer the holidays loom, the less time harried families have to buy gifts, plan seasonal events and make travel arrangements. More...

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