July 25, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Wyoming Commissioners Honor Intern

The Wyoming County Commissioners took time out at their regular bi-monthly meeting Tuesday to say thank you and give a commendation to Cheyanne Kresge, their summer intern. More...

2014 OYW Summer Kayaking Event

Ten 2014 Outstanding Young Woman finalists found themselves learning the basics of the adventure sport of kayaking, while on a journey down the waterway of the Susquehanna River. More...

Children Enjoy Day at Campground

Pioneer Campground in Laporte was the site of a Big Brothers Big Sisters monthly activity on June 22. More...

Sherwood Freightliner Expands to Serve Trucking Industry

Sherwood Freightliner, Sterling and Western Star, located at the top of Mile Hill west of Tunkhannock, has completed its recent expansion project and stands ready to serve the growing trucking industry in the area. More...

Susquehanna QDMA Sets Evening Field Day

Meeting Set for Aug. 3 in Hallstead

The Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) in cooperation with Sienko Forest Products will host an evening field/forest/new equipment meeting on August 2 at 6 p.m. More...

Local Cowboys Plan to Ride in Monroeton’s Rodeo

Spectators who attend the All American Rodeo at Monroeton’s Mountaineer Park on Sunday, Sept. 8 will have the chance to cheer on two local cowboys who will be participating at the Monroe Hose Company sponsored event. More...

Vets Appreciation Picnic Held

A large crowd attended the annual Veterans’ Appreciation Day picnic, held in Wysox on Sunday, July 21 in honor of all veterans and also was a way to show appreciation for their courageous sacrifices. More...

TACO Receives Donation

Treasurer of Towanda Area Christian Outreach (TACO) Food Pantry, Cheryl Rowlands (middle) with President, Pearl Fox (right) accept a $1,000 donation on July 12 from Henry Dunn, Inc., Marketing Direct More...

PGC Puts Feral Swine Action on Hold

Legislation signed into law on Monday, June 24, prompted a vote the following day by the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners to put on hold any changes to regulations for feral swine and wild boars. More...

Riverfest 5K Planned for Aug. 17

There will be a 5K Run/Walk during the Towanda Riverfest, on Saturday, Aug. 17. More...

Rack Pack Trip Slated for Aug. 3

The Susquehanna Branch Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) will host an educational trip to Cabela’s in Hamburg, PA, to launch its local Rack Pack youth group. The Aug. 3 bus trip is open to all youth, ages 17 and under. More...

Master Gardener Program Accepting Applications in Wyoming County

Applications are being accepted in Wyoming County for the Penn State Master Gardener Program. Those accepted into the program receive more than 40 hours of horticultural training from Penn State instructors. More...

Edward L. Rose Conservancy Sponsors Photography Contest

The Edward L. Rose Conservancy, a nationally accredited Land Trust located in Susquehanna County, is sponsoring a digital photography contest for photographers of all ages. More...

Southwestern Energy Partners with United Way

The United Way of Bradford County recently welcomed Southwestern Energy (SWN) as a Corporate Partner for the 2014 Campaign. More...

An Evening on the Farm Planned

In the continuing series of pasture walks coordinated by Endless Mountains Resource Conservation & Development Council, Brian Zeidner is hosting an evening gathering at “Circle Z Beef ” in Sugar Run. More...

Mayors Seek Grants for Infrastructure Upgrades

With the future of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) hanging in limbo with the rest of the state budget, two Bradford County boroughs are on a waiting list for projects that have been deemed eligible by the board that oversees the disbursemen More...

Pipe Replacement Closes Terry Township Road

A PennDOT maintenance crew in Bradford County began a large-pipe replacement project to improve drainage along Route 2011 (Shaffers Notch Road) on Monday, July 22. More...

Local Historian Releases Second Book on Civil War

What started as a quest to find out where his great-grandfather and Civil War veteran was buried has evolved from a natural curiosity into an ongoing crusade for local historian Kurt Lafy. More...

Lions Award Scholarships

The Tunkhannock Lions Club awarded its annual scholarships to two Tunkhannock Area High School Seniors. The 2013 recipients were Andrew Muckin and Alex Nole. More...

New Room Tax Grant Application Now Online

Non-profit organizations in Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties who would like to apply for grant monies to help finance their tourism-related projects, can now get the application on the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau’s web More...

Practice Boat Ramp Etiquette This Summer

Impolite, self-centered behavior could well describe a kindergarten sandbox at recess, but it also fits the description of the mayhem that some boat launch ramps experience on a busy summer weekend. More...

Bradford County Sheriff Named Association Trustee

On July 19 at the 91st Pennsylvania Sheriff ’s Association annual conference held in Scranton, Bradford County Sheriff, Clinton “C.J.” Walters was sworn in as a Trustee by President Judge Thomas A. James, Jr. More...

Wyoming Cooperative Extension Seeking Board of Director Nominations

Penn State Extension in Wyoming County is seeking nominations for community members to join the Board of Directors for the Wyoming County Cooperative Extension Association. More...

Mud Bath on 90 Degree Day

Lime Hill resident Susan Camp, left, and her nephew, Brandon Race, slosh their way through the mud during the R3 OPS mud race and obstacle course at the Pittston Fairgrounds on July 20. More...

How to Help Kids Enjoy Summer Safely

Summer time is the perfect time to be a kid—but it’s also a dangerous time to be a kid, according to Angela Liddle, executive director of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance (PFSA). More...

Laceyville Lumber Holds Grand Opening

Elwood Sickler and his wife, Kim, and Debra Whipple (back row, from left) were on hand during Laceyville Lumber’s Grand Opening on June 21 and 22. More...

BIRTHS

McKeon Ronan Mathias McKeon was born on July 17, 2013 at 4: 08 p. m. at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. He weighed 9 lbs., 11 oz. and was 22 inches long. More...

NBLT River Trip Set for July 27

North Branch Land Trust’s (NBLT) annual River Trip is set for Saturday, July 27. From Meshoppen to NBLT’s beautiful Howland Preserve, this is an easy 11-mile paddle open to anyone and suitable for all levels of experience, even beginners. More...

Tax Tips if You’re Starting a Business

If you plan to start a new business, or you’ve just opened your doors, it is important for you to know your federal tax responsibilities. Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started. More...

SCCTC Advisory Board Meets

More than 40 people met for the Spring Director’s Advisory Board Meeting at Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center, held in the “Touch of Class” Restaurant on May 17. More...

Participants Needed to Take Online Survey

PennDOT is seeking motorists’ input on highway safety, traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey at www.JustDrivePA.com. More...

Special Tax Benefits for Armed Forces Personnel

If you’re a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, the IRS wants you to know about the many tax benefits that may apply to you. Special tax rules apply to military members on active duty, including those serving in combat zones. More...

Tips for Taxpayers Who Travel for Charity Work

Do you plan to travel while doing charity work this summer? Some travel expenses may help lower your taxes if you itemize deductions when you file next year. More...

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