July 18, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Personnel Changes, Siding Project Approved

Susquehanna County Commissioners

Light attendance and business as usual graced the July 10 meeting of the Susquehanna County Commissioners in the county courthouse meeting room. More...

IRS Offers Tax Tips for Newlyweds

Late spring and early summer are popular times for weddings. Whatever the season, a change in your marital status can affect your taxes. Here are several tips from the IRS for newlyweds. More...

NTSWA Recovers Hazardous Materials

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority completed another successful household hazardous waste collection. This is the eighth consecutive year the Authority has hosted the free collection for the residents of Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga Counties in PA. More...

Red Cross Offers Babysitting Courses

The American Red Cross is offering a 20 percent discount on babysitting courses now through the end of July. With a course under their belts, teens and young adults can inch closer to financial independence from mom and dad. More...

TDDP Unveils New Equipment

The Telecommunication Device Distribution Program (TDDP), a program that provides free adapted telephones to eligible individuals, has new equipment on the approved list. More...

Governor Signs Law Making Abusers Pay for Care of Seized Animals

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed a new law requiring alleged animal abusers to pay reasonable costs for the care of their seized animals. These expenses include food, water, shelter and medical care. More...

Local Food Guide and 2013 Farmers’ Markets Brochure Available

2The Northern Tier Buy Fresh Buy Local chapter, a program of the Northern Tier Cultural Alliance, is pleased to announce availability of our latest regional Local Food Guide. More...

Volunteer Spirit Trail Walk Planned in Tunkhannock

All ages are invited to join the first Volunteer Spirit Trail Walk on Tunkhannock’s Iroquois Trail on Saturday, July 20. The fee for the event is $10. More...

Sundance Life Farm Hosts Beginner’s Tool Workshop

The PA Women’s Agricultural Network and Endless Mountains RC&D are partnering with Sundance Life Farm north of Wysox, Bradford County, to host a basic tool and equipment maintenance workshop “Breaking Barriers,” July 31, from 10 More...

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau To Hold Marketing Day, Aug. 6

Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) is hosting a day-long marketing workshop on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce building, 20 Main Street, Wyalusing. Lunch will be provided. More...

BIRTHS

Owen Brianna Lane and Shawn Owen of Stevensville are proud to announce the birth of a son, Benjamin Jase Owen on June 26, 2013 at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. *** Park More...

Tanglewood Nature Center Coming to Local Libraries

In celebration of the 2013 Summer Reading Club, “Dig Into Reading,” Tanglewood Nature Center will visit nine public libraries in Bradford County. More...

Ag Progress Days Offer New Information for Equine Devotees

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days exposition, Aug. 13 to 15, will provide entertaining yet educational activities for horse lovers of all ages and experience levels, according to organizers in the College of Agricultural Sciences. More...

Painting Demonstration At HCA Meeting

The August meeting of Hill Country Artists (HCA) will feature a demonstration by artist Nancy Goff of Kirkwood, NY. Her previous program was so well received that she has been invited for a return visit. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. More...

Residents Reminded of Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebates

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection recently reminded residents that $3,000 rebates are still available for the purchase of large-battery system plugin hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-electric vehicles (EV More...

Local Man Found Unharmed after Disappearance

Chester Smith, Sr., 60, of Stanek Road, Meshoppen Township, was recovered safe and unharmed Sunday morning, a relief to family and friends. More...

Probation, Parole Departments Recognized at Meeting

Bradford County to Purchase CNG Vehicles

At their July 11 meeting, the Bradford County Commissioners announced that they will advertise for bids for two passenger vehicles that run on CNG (compressed natural gas) that will be used by the county’s Human Services Department. More...

Bank Official Defends Recent Merger

Peoples Neighborhood Bank (PNB) merged with Penseco/Penn Security Bank & Trust at the end of June. Since then, rumors have been flying that the Hallstead-centered local bank was “taken over.” More...

Senator Yaw Unveils Prevailing Wage Legislation

Legislation aimed at reducing the financial burden on local governments by raising the threshold of the Prevailing Wage Act is being referred to the Senate Labor and Industry Committee this week, according to prime sponsor, State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Sullivan County Farmers Win ‘Clean Water’ Award

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, Inc. (PACD) recently awarded the operators of a farm within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed the Clean Water Farm Award. More...

Bank Attributes Top Rating to Customer and Employee Loyalty

In its annual report card for community banks with less than $2 billion in assets, American Banker magazine has ranked First Citizens Community Bank the Number One community bank in the United States for the year-ending Dec. 31, 2012. More...

Solar Rebates Available

Governor Tom Corbett and the Department of Environmental Protection recently reminded residents and small businesses of the nearly $3 million in rebates remaining before the agency’s Sunshine Solar Program ends Dec. More...

Stream Pilot Training Announced

The Bradford County Conservation District (BCCD) has announced that it will be holding the first series of trainings related to the County’s Stream Maintenance Pilot that was funded through the PA Department of Agriculture, on Aug. More...

PennDOT Videos Target Pedestrian Safety

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch recently announced that the department has produced four new videos aimed at educating children, motorists and parents about pedestrian safety. More...

Pike Twp. Bridge Replacement Set

A bridge replacement project in Pike Township, Bradford County, is set to begin on July 29. More...

Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Held at Restaurant

Celebrating the one-year anniversary of the ownership of Ernie’s Restaurant in Stevensville were Joe and Sue Latini (front, center) and numerous friends, family members, employees, and other su More...

OYW Contestants Attend Social

Weather conditions around the area didn’t allow for a competitive round of mini-golf between contestants and committee members. More...

Red Cross Offers Tips to Stay Safe During Rising Temps

Summer is here, bringing with it dangerous excessive heat. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to stay safe as the temperatures soar. More...

Hispanic Heritage Committee Plans Celebration

A group of local residents have been meeting for several months to plan activities and displays focused on Hispanic Heritage month Sept. 15 to Oct. 15. More...

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Completes Survey

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has released the reports for the final SIX counties from their Statewide Illegal Dumpsite Survey Program including Lehigh, Northampton, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming. More...

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