December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Local News

Hire Veterans by Dec. 31 and Save on Taxes

If you plan to hire soon, consider hiring veterans. If you do, you may be able to claim the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) worth thousands of dollars. You must act soon. More...

Small Games Proposals Seek to Benefit Charitable Endeavors

As a way to help nonprofit organizations throughout the state and locally in the 110th District, Rep. More...

Helping Those in Need, Locally

As each Christmas season comes upon us, we want to not only provide for our family and friends, but many would like to seek ways in which they can help their community. More...

Guthrie Cuts Ribbon on New Guthrie Troy Practice

Guthrie held the official ribbon cutting ceremony for its new Guthrie Troy Practice, a 17,500 square foot, $5.9 million foot primary care and specialty care physician office, on Tuesday, Nov. 19. More...

Sen. Baker Delivers Keynote Speech at NTRPDC Full Commission Meeting

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission welcomed State Senator Lisa Baker and State Representatives Karen Boback and Sandra Major respectively, at their Full Commission meeting on Friday, Oct. 18. More...

Special Care Coverage to Be Extended for Six Months

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is working to provide customers with information and options in support of the Pennsylvania Insurance Department’s (PID) announcement recently regarding individuals facing policy cancellations du More...

Unique Christmas Tree Idea

Claire Morgan, left, and Janie Stabinsky, right, came up with a unique idea this year for a Christmas tree to adorn the Mehoopany Library. More...

Federal Aid Program for PA Residents

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s disaster declaration issued for Pennsylvania. More...

Memorial Hospital’s Food and Environmental Service Teams Win Prestigious Award

Memorial Hospital food service and environmental services staff proudly display their “Account of the Year Award” presented by Morrison Management Specialists. More...

Scranton Building Unions Endorse Smith’s Lt. Governor Bid

The Scranton Building Trades Council (SBTC), which is comprised of 16 labor unions in the City of Scranton and surrounding areas, have endorsed Mark Smith for Lieutenant Governor. More...

No Tax Increase in Wyalusing Township Budget

The Wyalusing Township Supervisors covered several issues at their monthly meeting Dec. 3 at the township building on Rt. 6, discussing a meeting with PennDOT regarding the ongoing detour of truck traffic from Rt. 706 and passing the annual budget. More...

911 Center to Receive New CAD System

Wyoming County

At Tuesday’s Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting it was approved that the Wyoming County 911 Center will be receiving a new CAD (computer aid dispatcher) system hopefully sometime in January. More...

The Dietrich Celebrates Christmas in Our Hometown

On Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7, Tunkhannock will celebrate the holidays with its annual Christmas in Our Hometown event. More...

Don’t Fall for Charity Scams

The IRS warns consumers not to fall for bogus charity scams. They often occur in the wake of major disasters like the recent tornadoes in the Midwest or the typhoon in the Philippines. More...

Red Kettle Drive Begins

The Thanksgiving weekend officially kicked off the Salvation Army’s annual Red Kettle Drive. On Saturday, members of Wyalusing’s Leo Club took turns during one-hour shifts outside of Connies Market in the Farm and Home Plaza. More...

Donates Hair to Locks of Love

Nine-year-old Meghan Wood, a fourth grade student at Wyalusing Valley Elementary School, donated 10 inches of her hair (shown on the right) to Locks For Love on Saturday Nov. 30 at Jeanne DeRemer’s Beauty Shop in Laceyville. More...

Applications being Accepted for 13 Health Professions Scholarships

Guthrie is pleased to announce that applications are now available for the 40th Annual Health Professions and Guthrie Employee Scholarships. More...

Internal Revenue Service Warns of Phone Scam

The IRS recently warned consumers about a sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, throughout the country. More...

141st PA Re-enactors Unfurl Flag

Local Civil War re-enactors, who represent the famous 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers, placed their flag in the Bradford County Courthouse rotunda, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 27. A short ceremony included 1860’s poetry. More...

Fairy Princess Tea Party Sponsored by GWCC Well Attended

More than 100 fairies of all ages eagerly made their way to the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room in the Wyalusing chamber building Sunday afternoon to enjoy the fifth annual tea party sponsored by the Memorial Hospital Pediatric Therapy Clinic. More...

Wyalusing Library Funding Needs Explained

Wyalusing Public Library Director Cathy Brady’s slogan is “we are not the library of your past, we are the library of your future.” Unfortunately, without additional funding, the library’s future is looking bleak. More...

Wyalusing Council Approves Budget

Sidesteps Okaying Municipal Authority 2014 Plan

The Wyalusing Borough Council unanimously approved its 2014 budget Monday night, but faltered when it came to giving its okay to the Wyalusing Municipal Authority’s 2014 budget, which must also have council’s stamp of approval. More...

Yaw Supports Transportation Funding Bill

Legislation that will significantly improve Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges, mass transit and provide sustainable funding for multimodal transportation was approved recently in the state Senate, 43-7, according to Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Susquehanna Co. Dairy Princess Visits Students

Callie Curley, outgoing Susquehanna County Dairy Princess, recently explained the dairy industry across the state of Pennsylvania to the girls and boys in the End of Day program, an after-school child care program at the Lathrop Street School in Mont More...

BCHS Reminds You of Proper Outdoor Shelter for Dogs

Winter is here in Bradford and Sullivan Counties. We have already seen our first and second snowfalls and according to the Farmer’s Almanac we may have a lot of snow and cold temperatures this year. More...

PennDOT Marks Older Driver Safety Week

With Older Driver Safety Awareness Week being recognized nationally through Dec. 6, older drivers, their friends and families are advised that Pennsylvania has several resources available to help keep drivers of all ages safe. More...

PennDOT Ready for Winter Travel, Motorists Urged to Prepare for Season

PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch recently called on motorists to join the department in its efforts to keep roadways safe through the upcoming season. More...

DEP Accepting Applications For Environmental Grants

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently invited schools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities and businesses to apply for Environmental Education Grants to develop program More...

Red Cross Sends Support to Philippines

With sustained winds of over 145 miles per hour and gusts of up to 170 miles per hour, Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) is recognized as the strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. The storm affected 9.5 million people across 36 provinces. More...

Saint Vincent College to Hold Admission Day on Jan. 18

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, Jan. 18. More...

Meshoppen Borough Approves 2014 Budget

During Monday evening’s regularly scheduled Meshoppen Borough meeting, the 2014 budget was presented and approved. More...

Blood Donors Honor Kenzie During Red Cross Drive

On Nov. 27, the Wyalusing American Legion and American Red Cross hosted a blood drive in honor of four-year-old Kenzie Vanderpool. More...

Commissioners Approve 2014 Millage Rate

Susquehanna County

At their Nov. 27 meeting, the Susquehanna County Commissioners voted to approve the millage for the 2014 tax year. General Real Estate taxes in the county will be set at 10.83, with 10.5 mils going to the General Fund and .33 to the Library Fund. More...

Dog Licenses for 2014 Now Available at County Treasurers’ Offices

Pennsylvanians can now purchase dog licenses for 2014 from their county treasurers. State law requires all dogs three months and older to be licensed by January 1 of each year. More...

Frontier Communications Fosters Educational Improvement Initiatives Through PA EITC

Frontier Communications (NASDAQ: FTR) is donating $1,000 in support of NTIEC’s educational improvement initiative. More...

Tuscarora Township Municipal News

Just three citizens attended the Thanksgiving Eve township meeting. Secretary-Treasurer Susan Berkley read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report. The tentative 2014 budget is $380,428. Much work remains prior to finalization. More...

Stephen Hendrickson’s Magic Back at the Dietrich Theater

What does a production designer do for fun? More...

Miller New Unit Manager at TW

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, Wyalusing, PA, a subsidiary of the Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies, is pleased to announce that Matthew D. Miller has joined the company as a unit manager. Mr. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Just wanted to give everyone an update of the computer fund. More...

Students Visit Wyalusing Personal Care Home

Wyalusing Valley Children’s Center Pre-K students visited with the “grandpas and grandmas” at the Wyalusing Personal Care Home along Route 6 last Wednesday. More...

Shoemakers Receive Award

John Shoemaker (left) and Thomas “Doc” Shoemaker (middle) were awarded the Sullivan County Penn State Extension Cooperators for 2013. The awards were presented by Noreen Keeney, Sullivan County Extension Board President. More...

Red Cross Offers Tips for Staying Warmer this Winter

As cold temperatures continue across Northeastern Pennsylvania, the American Red Cross offers the top 10 safety tips to stay safe during the winter season. 1. Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. More...

Bradford County’s Discover 4-H Day to be Held in Towanda

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. 18. Registration begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and an introduction session for leaders. More...

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