May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Elk Lake Board Signs Pipeline Agreement

SOME LOCAL RESIDENTS HAD BEEN FRUSTRATED OVER SIGNING DELAY

At the start of their bimonthly meeting of the school board on May 2, which would ordinarily focus primarily on the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) business, the Elk Lake School Board took a brief moment to open a regular boar More...

Meshoppen Borough Tackles Kids’ Safety

The Meshoppen Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening. Bills against the borough and the water company, as well as the minutes from the April meeting and the treasurer’s report, were all accepted. More...

Guardian Angel Project Partners With Memorial Hospital’s Camp Sensation

The Guardian Angels Project will kick off its fifth season in Bradford County in June. More...

Postal Service Spreads the Word about Preventing Dog Bites

May has been designated as National Dog Bite Prevention Month. The United States Postal Service will be spreading the word about dog bite prevention all month. More...

Dietrich Takes Children’s Theatre to Rural Schools

Thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, a troupe of professional actors known collectively as the Dietrich Children’s Theatre is taking live performances to local schools. More...

‘Romeo and Juliet’ Live at the Dietrich Theater

Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed at the Dietrich Theater on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. More...

Dairy Princess Crowned

Mary Beth Tranovich of Greenfield Township, Lackawanna County, was crowned Saturday evening by 2012-13 Wyoming-Lackawanna Counties Dairy Princess Brianna Smarkusky of Nicholson at a pageant held at Tunkhannock United Methodist Church. More...

Letter Carriers ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ Saturday, May 11

Residents throughout Pennsylvania are being asked to help feed the needy by participating in the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) in conjunction with the United States Postal Se More...

NRCS Student Government Visits County Seat

Twelve North Rome Christian School (NRCS) Student Government members had an opportunity to take in more of the Bradford County Courthouse than the rest of their classmates on May 2. More...

April Student of the Month Winners Named

Mr. Charles Pirone, Elementary Principal of the Elk Lake School is pleased to announce the April student of the month award winners. More...

Public Invited to Free Live Performance at Dietrich Theater

Everyone is invited to a free performance of Peter and the Wolf at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. More...

Study Being Conducted to Determine Condition of Towanda Courthouse Roof

The Bradford County Commissioners unanimously approved a proposal by Hunt Engineers to conduct a study of the roof of the courthouse in Towanda to determine whether or not it needs to be replaced, as had previously been suggested by the board. More...

Canton Deaths Ruled Murder/Suicide

Pennsylvania State Police and Bradford County Coroner Thomas Carman have concluded that Curtis Chisman, 44, Canton, shot Teesha Marie Rieco, 24, to death before turning the gun on himself. Police were called at about 9:22 a.m. More...

Memorial Hospital Announces First Friday Bicycle Winner

Five-year-old Macy Shults of Standing Stone was the delighted winner of the new 20-inch Huffy bicycle that was raffled free of charge in front of the Rainbow’s End Thrift Shop during the recent More...

Get Acquainted Day Planned

Saint Vincent College Office of Admission and Financial Aid has announced plans for an upcoming Get Acquainted Day Open House for prospective students and their families on Saturday, June 15. More...

Solid Waste Authority to Receive State Reimbursements

The Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority will be reimbursed more than $4,000 of the cost of coordinating a household hazardous waste collection program, thanks to a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). More...

‘Music Matters’ Theme of Annual Spring Concert

On Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. the Wyalusing High School choirs under the direction of Carol Madill will perform their annual spring concert in the Kenneth S. Williams auditorium. This year’s theme is “Music Matters.” More...

Wyoming County Historical Society To Hold 22nd Annual Open House

A cordial invitation is extended to all with an interest in local history to attend the 22nd Annual Open House of the Wyoming County Historical Society (WCHS) on May 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Art Awards Ceremony for Students Slated

The 18th annual “Adrienne’s Garden” Art Awards ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Area Middle School Auditorium. These awards are presented as a memorial to Adrienne P. More...

EMTA Rebranding as BeST Transit

Endless Mountains Transportation Authority’s management team is pleased to announce a new identity for its public transportation fleet: BeST Transit. The new logo and name are a fresh new way to refocus the communities it serves. More...

Wyalusing Area Education Foundation’s Spring Fling Raises Over $11k

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) hosted their second Spring Fling on May 4 in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in the chamber building on Main Street in Wyalusing and raised $11,646 dollars. More...

New Disease Management Area Created

Game Commission Addresses CWD Outbreak

The Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) has established the state’s second Disease Management Area in parts of four counties in response to three hunter-killed deer that tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). More...

Special Music At Standing Stone Vespers

Faith Jaynes and Carol O’Brien will provide special music at the Standing Stone Community Vespers Church in Standing Stone on Sunday, May 12 at 7 p.m. More...

Emily Smith Inducted into Sigma Beta

Emily Smith of Towanda, a senior accounting major at Lycoming College, was inducted into the college’s chapter of Sigma Beta Delta, the honor society for business students, during a ceremony on April 18. More...

Wolf Graduates From RIT With Degree

Michelle Wolf of Friendsville graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering technology from RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology in the winter 2012-13 quarter. More...

Wade Preston Headlines Vineyards by Viaduct

Wade Preston, star of Billy Joel’s Broadway hit “Movin’ Out” is set to headline this year’s “Vineyards by the Viaduct” Wine Festival to benefit the Nicholson Volunteer Fire Company. More...

Wyoming County Chamber’s Block Party Huge Success

The Wyoming County Chamber of Commerce turns 21 this year, and what better way to celebrate than with a huge block party and more than 600 friends? More...

Former Wyalusing Councilman Raises Questions About Police Costs

Former Wyalusing Borough Council President Gary Rouse told council Monday night that he is concerned about the money council is spending on police coverage, which amounts to about $50,000 per year. More...

Ribbon Cutting Held at Wyalusing Business

A ribbon cutting was held at Wyalusing’s newest business Saturday, May 4, where owner Cassie Belcher snipped the ribbon officially opening her Green Finch Collective, which, as the name implies, is a collection of area vendors offering a variet More...

Group Dedicates Wyalusing Bridge Street Project

On Monday night, members of the Wyalusing Community Corporation (WCC) and guests met at the chamber building on Main Street in Wyalusing for the group’s annual dinner as well as for the dedication of the Heritage Trail along Bridge Street. More...

Gas Activity to Increase In Wyalusing Township

After a lull in actions related to the natural gas business over the winter, Wyalusing Township Supervisor Marvin Meteer said at Tuesday evening’s meeting that residents should expect an increase in activity in the coming weeks and a new influx More...

Wendy’s Raises Funds for American Red Cross Chapters

Participating Wendy’s restaurants in Northeast and Central PA are selling Frosty key tags for $1 to benefit the American Red Cross Chapters throughout the Northeast PA Region. More...

Poster Winners Tell the Truth

Wyalusing Valley Elementary School third graders (from left) Karissa Brown, Aden Liddick, and Olivia Spencer, were among numerous students recognized with ribbons for their approach to truth in adver More...

Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers to Hold 10th Annual Meeting

The Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (CFTT) will hold its tenth annual meeting. It will be held on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 9 a.m. at the American Legion on Main Street in Towanda. More...

Altieri Presented ‘Good Citizen’ Award

George Clymer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to Ciara Altieri, daughter of Kerry and Lou Altieri of Wyalusing. More...

North Dakota Welder Cited for Coworker’s Death

New details released by state police indicate that a welder from North Dakota was traveling more than 75 mph up Wyalusing-New Albany Road just after midnight on Sept. 4, 2011, when he lost control of his work truck in a left turn and wrecked it. More...

Donates to Marley’s Mission

Nicole Howell, of Mehoopany, raised $400 recently for Marley’s Mission in Lake Ariel. More...

‘Friday Night at the Museum’ to Begin At Bradford County Historical Society, May 17

The Bradford County Historical Society announces the beginning of the 2013 Friday Night at the Museum programming season. More...

Cub Scout Pack 96 Holds Event

Cub Scout Pack 96 held its monthly Pack Night celebration at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church on Sunday, April 21. More...

FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT'S DESK

CHESTER MUMMAU, Wyalusing Area School District

On behalf of the school district, I’d like to thank everyone involved with the successful Wyalusing Area Education Foundation Spring Fling held Saturday evening. More...

Driver Uninjured in Truck Crash

The driver of this tractor-trailer owned by Cudd Energy Services walked away without injury Tuesday afternoon after the rig, which was transporting a crane, flipped on its side near the intersection of Route 220 and South Main Street (SR 2027). More...

Farm Bureau Donates Books

Students at the Wyalusing Elementary School are pictured with a copy of the book “How Did That Get in My Lunchbox?” which was presented to all schools in Bradford and Sullivan Counties by More...

Preschoolers Visit Laceyville Fire Company

On Wednesday, May 1 children from Sonbeam Preschool took a field trip to the Laceyville Fire House where they were treated to a ride around town in a fire truck. More...

State’s Job Growth Strategy Discussed

Department of Community and Economic Development Spokesman Addresses Banquet

PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) representative Rich Hudic was the featured speaker at the annual business meeting and luncheon of the Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (NTRPDC) held in Wysox last Fr More...

News from Laceyville’s Oldest House

‘Come Back in Time with Us’

The Laceyville Area Oldest House Historical Society is pleased to announce that the opening weekend for its 2013 Season will be Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. More...

WVHS Sophomores to Attend National Leadership Program

Wyalusing Valley High School sophomores Madison Eberlin and Jordan Schools have been selected to join 250 students representing high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leade More...

Edsell’s Greenhouse in Herrickville a Paradise for Plant Lovers

Edsell’s Greenhouse run by Joan and Mike Edsell in Herrickville started their season on May 1 and will continue to be open until June 30. More...

Novice Computer Classes at Wyalusing Public Library

If you’re new to computers and would like to learn some of the basics, like sending and receiving email, the Wyalusing Public Library offers free training that’s likely just what you’ve been wanting. More...

Programs Available to PARSE Members

The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees (PARSE) met on April 9 at the Towanda American Legion. Vice-President Bernice Landmesser introduced Garrett S. Mowry, director of marketing at Professional Insurance Services to members. More...

Moore Chapter NWTF Banquet Set

The Wilson F. Moore chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is observing its 28th year with its annual banquet on June 1. More...

BIRTHS

Brown Nicholas and Jennifer Brown of Ashburn, VA are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Nathan Robert on April 26. He weighed 8 lbs. and 7 ounces and was 20 inches in length. More...

Reed Receives Lebanon Valley College Award

Dylan D. Reed of Montrose, a senior history and political science major, received the Pi Gamma Mu Award at Lebanon Valley College’s annual Spring Awards and Recognition Ceremony on April 18. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

I was sorry to have missed Alice Matson getting William drugged out on catnip on Friday. From all reports it was something to behold. Alice was even able to trim his toenails with no resistance. More...

Guthrie Foundation Receives Grant for Tissue Research

The Guthrie Foundation for Education and Research has received a $10,000 grant for the initial phase of research in the field of tissue replacement. More...

TUSCARORA TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL NEWS

Six citizens joined Tuscarora Township supervisors and the secretary for the regularly scheduled April meeting. More...

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