February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

Wyalusing Area School District

Congratulations to the team members and coaches of the basketball and wrestling teams for their successful season. Each team represented the district well and we thank all of the fans that came out to support our student athletes. More...

Memorial Hospital Expansion

The campus of Memorial Hospital in Towanda is expanding with the construction of a new three-story facility that will provide office space for the growing Community Health Associates LLC physician gr More...

Court Rules Video Taping OK At Montrose Council Meeting

The Court of Common Pleas of Susquehanna County, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ruled in favor of Lisa J. Barr of Oneonta, NY, regarding contested rules for journalists covering the Montrose Borough Council. More...

Susquehanna County Dairy Day Planned

Event Will Offer Education Workshops for Producers

The 24th Annual Susquehanna County Dairy Day will be held on Friday, March 1 at Elk Lake High School. The event will kick off at 10 a.m. More...

Bank Patrons Aid Food Banks

First Citizens Community Bank recently wrapped up their 2012 Media Survey project by making a $1,000 donation to the Central PA Food Bank. More...

Dairy of Distinction Applications Due

Pennsylvania dairy farmers are invited to apply for this year’s Dairy of Distinction award from the Northeast Dairy Farm Beautification Program. Applications must be submitted by April 15. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Many thanks to those who have responded to our annual fund drive: Gertie Caswell, Bob and Edie Brigham, Table Rock Hotel, Albert and Wen Rosencrance, Marion Bowman, Tom Kisloski, Sr., John and Ellen Armitage, Phyllis Rosencrance, Ken Jayne, Beth Tiff More...

Elk Lake SCCTC Students of Month Named

Dr. Alice M. More...

NY Gun Laws Affect PA Sales

New firearm restrictions recently enacted in New York state have led to a number of long-time gun enthusiasts from that state being forced to give up some of the guns they may have owned for many years. New York Gov. More...

DEP Grants Awarded Locally

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will invest more than $18.7 million in watershed protection projects intended to improve watersheds, storm water runoff, acid mine drainage and educational programs, among other More...

Chesapeake Donates to Tunkhannock Library

Chesapeake Energy recently provided $2,500 to the Tunkhannock Public Library in support of “Masterpiece,” its art-themed international beer, wine and food pairing experience. More...

Simple Ways to Save on Your Wedding

According to a 2012 report in Brides magazine, the average American couple spends just under $27,000 on their wedding, while their northern neighbors in Canada spend slightly more than $23,000 on average for their big day. More...

Tips for Save-the-Date Card Etiquette

More and more couples planning to walk down the aisle are embracing save-the-date cards to give guests adequate notice that there is a party on the horizon. More...

Save Money with Handmade Invites

Calligraphy, embossing, fonts, watermarks—these and other terms are finely engrained in the wedding stationery lexicon. More...

Make Guests Feel Special with These Extra Touches

Wedding receptions run the gamut from small, intimate gatherings in a restaurant to large spectacles featuring hundreds of guests inside a banquet hall. More...

Carr, Case Announce Engagement

Frank and Connie Carr, Wilmot, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Shauna, to Chris Case. More...

Tips for Writing Your Own Wedding Vows

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event for many couples, so brides and grooms wish for the event to be momentous and memorable. More...

Tips for a Great Best Man Toast

The best man toast can be one of the most memorable parts of a couple’s wedding. More...

Tips on Finding the Right Banquet Hall

Planning a wedding is no small feat, as couples are faced with many decisions seemingly from the moment they get engaged right up until they walk down the aisle as man and wife. More...

Test Out Wedding Music Vendors

Music is an integral element of many of life’s special events. The score of a movie can carry a film, and a tender song can bring tears to a person’s eyes during a stage production. More...

Select a Gown they All Will Love

Close friends and family members are an important component of a couple’s wedding day. More...

Ideas on Putting Together a Do-It-Yourself Wedding

Those thinking about tying the knot in the months to come may be discouraged by how expensive weddings can be. But with a little ingenuity and a hands-on approach, couples can have a wedding that is inexpensive and memorable at the same time. More...

Senator Yaw Supports Elimination of ‘Death Tax’

State Senator Gene Yaw co-sponsored legislation that would completely phase out the Pennsylvania Inheritance Tax, also known as the ‘death tax.’ Senate Bill 61, sponsored by Senator Kim Ward would seek to reduce the current tax rate from More...

Nominations Being Sought to Select “Woman of the Year”

The Tunkhannock Business and Professional Women’s Local (BPW) is seeking nominations to honor a “Woman of the Year.” Nominees must be actively employed or must have been actively employed prior to retirement. More...

Trivia Night a Success for Wyalusing Volunteer Fire Department

The Wyalusing Fire Hall was a happening place on Saturday night with 12 teams gathered to compete in the Third Annual Trivia Night sponsored by the lawfirm Niemiec, Smith and Pellinger. More...

Lycoming College Announces Deans List

The following local student was named to the Dean’s list at Lycoming College: TyKim Johnson of Laceyville, majoring in business. More...

Colley Woman Bilked Out of Over $65K

State Police at Laporte have arrested three Sullivan County residents after a five-year investigation that revealed that more than $65,000 in assets belonging to Alice Foster, of Colley Township, had been misappropriated by her caretakers and powers More...

Abrey Retires from PS Bank

Chadwick Appointed New Chairman of the Board

The Board of Directors of Peoples LTD and its subsidiary PS Bank announces the retirement of Donald E. Abrey from his role as chairman of the board and director. More...

Convicted Ulster Man, Girlfriend Rack Up Charges

Christopher Michael Shulas, of Ulster, who was accused last summer of threatening the lives of his parents before forcing his ex-girlfriend, Karen Stevens, of Binghamton, NY, to drive him around in a vehicle containing firearms, was arrested again ju More...

Wyoming County Restructures Probation Department

On Tuesday morning the Wyoming County Commissioners and the County Salary Board approved motions that restructure the Probation Department of the 44th Judicial District that is comprised of Sullivan and Wyoming Counties. More...

Correction

In a story in last week’s Rocket-Courier concerning a recent increase in applications for gun permits in some local counties, it could be assumed that all owners of handguns need permits. Bradford County Sheriff C.J. More...

Loaves & Fishes Runs Bake Sale

The Loaves and Fishes Ministry held a Valentine’s Day bake sale at PS Bank on Route 6 last Thursday. More...

Back from the Phillipines

The Towanda Universalist Unitarian Fellowship (TUUF) welcomed back Paul and Ginna Shapiro from the extended visit with their son and family in Silang, Cavite, the Philippines. More...

Chamber Plans Second Birthday ‘Block Party’

Last May, The Wyoming County Chamber launched a wildly successful Block Party fundraiser on the “Hill” at the Comfort Inn & Suites, Tunkhannock. More...

Bradford County Branch YMCA Launches Annual Community Support Campaign

The gymnasium was bursting with energy as the members of the Bradford County Branch YMCA Zumba class hosted the second annual Party In Pink Zumbathon and danced for the cause in October 2012. More...

Susquehanna County Breaks with Soil Conservation District

Susquehanna County Commissioners dissolved their longtime agreement with the state’s Soil Conservation District at a meeting of the county’s salary board, held in conjunction with their regular meeting on Feb. 13. More...

Prisoner’s Infection Could Have been a ‘Catastrophe’

In the course of processing a Alba man for intake at the Bradford County Correctional Facility (BCCF) on Feb. 10, prison staff members could see that something was seriously wrong with one of his knees. More...

County Agricultural Coalition Moves Forward

With the “Many Voices of Bradford County’s Agricultural Future” Summit behind them, the Agricultural Coalition of Bradford County has held two organizational meetings and has begun moving forward. At the meeting held on Jan. More...

Commissioner To Make Announcement

Democratic Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith will make a major announcement today that, according to a press release, will have long-term impacts on Bradford County and Pennsylvania. More...

July Wedding Planned

Brett and Carla Tewksbury of Spring Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Tewksbury to Dustin Welles, son of Clayton (Chip), III and Michelle Welles of Wyalusing. More...

Clements, Smith Plan June Wedding

Dr. and Mrs. Robert D. Clements, Jr. of Shavertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jane Burke, to Mark William Smith, Jr., son of Mr. Mark W. Smith, Sr., Gillett and the late Susan A. Walmsley. More...

Tips on Providing Wedding Day Transportation for Guests

When paring down the guest list for their wedding day, many couples come to the realization that their lists are loaded with out-of-town friends and family members. More...

Edible Wedding Favors a Big Hit

Do you have a shelf or cabinet that’s filled to the brim with wedding favors such as engraved ice cream scoopers, cake servers, cheese spreaders or tea light candleholders? If you do, you’re not alone. More...

Swain, Clark Exchange Wedding Vows

Lyndsey Nicole Swain and Jonathan Clark were united in marriage on June 23, 2012. Lyndsey Nicole Swain and Jonathan Clark were united in marriage on June 23, 2012, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Barry Ballard officiating. More...

Selecting the Perfect Wedding Day Flowers

What would a wedding day be without flowers? The beauty and the aroma of fresh-cut flowers can create a welcoming atmosphere and complement the beauty and the style of a wedding wardrobe. More...

Cash Registry: It Does Exist

It is sometimes difficult to ask for what you truly want as a gift. After all, you don’t want to seem like you are picky, overly choosy or ungrateful when receiving gifts. More...

Looking at Wedding Cake Trends

The multi-tiered cake that is a favorite wedding tradition that’s often presented at the end of the night. The happy couple takes a slice and enjoys the first piece. More...

Responsibilities of the Groomsmen

Happy couples choose friends and family members to serve as attendants in their weddings. Bridesmaids and groomsmen each have different responsibilities in the wedding. More...

Stevens Township Holds February Meeting

Requests for road crossings, driveway permits and Act 14 notices dominated the Stevens Township supervisors new business at the Feb. 12 meeting. More...

‘Italian Splendor’ Theme of Annual Chamber Dinner and Auction

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) is preparing for their annual auction and dinner that will be taking place on Saturday, March 9 from 5 to 10:30 p.m. at the chamber building at 20 Main Street. More...

Bill Passes for Standardization of Gas Royalty Check Stubs

Legislation requiring natural gas companies operating in Pennsylvania to standardize all deductions on royalty check payment stubs unanimously passed the state Senate recently, according to Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Veterans Mobile Service Center To Visit Montrose, Major

Rep. Sandra Major (RSusquehanna/ Wyoming/Wayn e) is hosting the Mobile Veterans Center from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, and Monday, March 25, at the Price Chopper Shopping Plaza located at 6750 State Route 706 in Montrose. More...

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