March 27, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Tunkhannock Optometrist Announces State House Bid

Conservative Republican Davis C. Haire, O.D., a local Optometrist serving the greater Tunkhannock area, has announced his campaign for State Representative in the redrawn 117th District. More...

Spring Fling Set for May 3

Cinco de Mayo Theme for WAEF Fundraiser

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation’s (WAEF) third annual Spring Fling event will be taking place Saturday, May 3 in the Tuscarora Wayne Community Room at the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce building on Main Street from 7 to 10 p.m. More...

Promoted to Accounting Assistant

Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Company, Wyalusing, is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristine E. Rhubright to the position of Accounting Assistant. More...

First Friday in Towanda Not Taking Place on April 4

Area businesses, residents, groups, organizations and First Friday participants and volunteers, please note that Towanda’s First Friday will not be kicking off on April 4 as has been done in the past. More...

LACEYVILLE LIBRARY

Sincere thanks to the following for responding to our annual fund drive: Jan and Stan Decowski, Alice Hagendorf, Braintrim Township, Denny and Chanda Cunningham, Ken Jayne, Mark’s Valley View Restaurant, Beth Tiffany, George and Ferne Tiffany, More...

Monroeton Library Collecting Books

In preparation for its upcoming book sale during the library’s open house on Saturday, April 12, the Monroeton library will be accepting used books. They request that dropoffs occur only during the library’s operational hours. More...

Rep. Pickett Enjoys Annual Abell’s Pancake Breakfast

Alice Abell continued the family tradition of the Annual Abell Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 22, with real maple syrup from Dewy Meadows Maple Syrup. More...

House Committee Examines Variable Rate Spikes in Electric Bills, Pickett Says

Members of the House Consumer Affairs Committee heard from energy experts about variable rate electric generation plans, which have led to thousands of consumers from around the Commonwealth and across the Northern Tier receiving high increases in th More...

PennDOT Slates Spring Cleanup Efforts

In an effort to improve the environment and clean up area roadways, PennDOT maintenance crews throughout the nine north central PA counties of Engineering District 3-0 are scheduled to pick up litter over the coming weeks. More...

Sheshequin Road Slide Repair Project Underway

A major project to repair the slide on Route 1043 (Sheshequin Road) in Athens and Sheshequin townships, Bradford County, is set to begin this week. Prime contractor Dobrinski Brothers, Inc. More...

Organic Claims Not Always Accurate

In an effort to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle, consumers have embraced organic foods in record numbers. They stand behind the idea that organic products are not only better for them, but also better for the planet. More...

Last Call for Nominations During Third Annual America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education

The deadline is fast approaching for farmers to nominate rural public school districts to compete for a grant of up to $25,000, through America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. More...

Farm Mishmosh Tour to be Held

Do you have a beef operation? Or perhaps a smaller, organic, grazing dairy? Or even a larger, freestall dairy operation? Whatever it may be, you’re covered. More...

Farm Days 1866 Reaches Out to Homeschooled Students

The Bradford County Heritage Association (BCHA) will again present ‘Farm Days 1866’—a day long program offered free of cost to Bradford, Sullivan, Tioga and Lycoming counties public, private and homeschooled fourth grade students. More...

Members Meet with Marino

Members of the Bradford/Sullivan County Farm Bureau were part of a group of Farm Bureau members to meet with Congressman Tom Marino at his office in Washington, DC on Feb. 27. More...

Fire Doused at Towanda Landmark

Towanda firefighters atop the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home last Friday, March 21 after fire broke out on the building’s third floor where it damaged two private residences. More...

Mountainhaus Students Compete in Elmira

On Saturday, March 16, students from Mountainhaus K-9 Training in Sugar Run competed at the Elmira Kennel Club’s AKC sanctioned obedience and conformation match. More...

Agronomic Pesticide Applicators To Hold Last Scheduled Meeting

Penn State Extension will host the last scheduled Agronomic Pesticide Applicators update meeting of 2014 on Wednesday, April 2, 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 at the Stoll Natural Resource Center, Wysox. More...

Tunkhannock Hampton Inn Earns 2013 Lighthouse Award

The Hampton Inn in Tunkhannock, under the ownership and management of Millett Hospitality, Inc., has been recognized as one of Hampton Hotel’s top performing hotels out of more than 1,900 worldwide. More...

Memorial Offers New Online Passport

Memorial Hospital and Community Health Associates LLC in Towanda are pleased to unveil their new web-based passport to health information called eMemorial, which is accessed through the hospital’s web site at www.memorialhospital.org. More...

Local DAR Chapter Gets Renamed

The Montrose Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution has changed its name and is now the Susquehanna County Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. More...

Local Students Compete in Regional Forensics Tournament in Vermont

The Iroquois Chapter of the National Speech and Debate League held their regional forensics tournament on March 14th and 15th at Woodstock Union High School in Woodstock, VT. More...

Guthrie Offers Presentation on Sleep Apnea

As part of a series of free presentations for employers interested in learning about occupational safety and health and preventing job-related illness and injury, the Guthrie Occupational Medicine Industrial Advisory Committee will present, “Sl More...

‘Kids for Cash’ Director Returns to Dietrich

In April 2004, director and producer Robert May helped kick off the Dietrich Theater’s Spring Film Festival in grand fashion as he introduced his acclaimed films The Station Agent and The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. More...

WVHS Students Display Artwork at Gallery

Students from the Wyalusing Valley High School hold some of the artwork that will be on display during the student art show at the Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce Blue Heron Art Gallery. The art show opens Friday, March 28 and runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Elk Lake Hires Elementary Principal

Weisgold to Fill Vacancy Left by Cuomo Promotion

The Elk Lake School Board opened their March 20 meeting with current elementary principal and future superintendent Ken Cuomo standing in for current superintendent Bill Bush, who retires at the end of the school year. More...

Libraries Benefit from PASR Generosity

Nancy Hetrick, from the Bradford-Sullivan chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), stopped in at the Wyalusing Public Library Friday morning with a $60 donation and some books. More...

Wyalusing Kindergarten Registrations Slated

April 22-25 Set to Sign Up New Admissions

Kindergarten Registration will be held at the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School from April 22 to 25, 2014. Children who are five years old on or before Sept. 1 are eligible to start kindergarten in the 2014- 2015 school year. More...

Students Encouraged to Enter Dog License Poster Contest

Agriculture Secretary George Greig invited Pennsylvania students in first through sixth grades to enter a poster contest to raise awareness about the importance of dog licensing. The deadline to enter the statewide contest is April 30. More...

Farm Service Agency Encourages Farmers to Update Their Records

The Bradford Sullivan Farm Service Agency (FSA) County Executive Director, Richard Burnett, recommends that farmers and ranchers who plan to participate in 2014 FSA programs update their farm records in advance. More...

Celebrating People at Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital in Towanda is celebrating National Professional Social Work Month. More...

2015 Outstanding Young Woman Applications Available

The applications for those wishing to participate in the 2015 Outstanding Young Woman program are now available from their individual area high school contacts and through an Open house to be held in April. More...

Schuylkill Building Trades Council Endorses Mark Smith

At their last meeting, The Schuylkill Building Trades Council endorsed Bradford County Commissioner Mark Smith for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania. More...

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Sponsoring Bridge Game Day

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces its Fourth Annual Bridge Game Day to be held on Saturday, April 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Memorial Hospital Personal Care Home, Towanda. More...

The Dash

Editor’s Note: The following was read at Sunday’s Wilmot Township Volunteer Fire Company dinner by fire company vice president Flora Johnson. I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. More...

Pickett Seeks Interest in Concealed Carry Seminar

The public response to recent Concealed Carry seminars has been rampant. The seminars scheduled in Dallas, Factoryville, Tunkhannock and Butler Township are all at capacity and are no longer taking any more reservations. More...

Low-Interest Microloans Now Available for Farm Operating Expenses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) makes and guarantees loans to promote, build and sustain family farms. More...

2013 Book of the Year Chosen by Farm Bureau

The Farm Bureau’s book program has a selection process to pick a book that tells the agriculture story. More...

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Increased Opportunity for Producers as part of New Farm Bill

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced increased opportunity for producers as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill. A fact sheet outlining modifications to the U.S. More...

FSA Celebrates American Agriculture Producers

Bradford Sullivan County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Richard Burnett encouraged everyone to take a moment to appreciate the hard working farmers and ranchers in Pennsylvania on March 25, National Ag Day. More...

Sartell Farm Enters Ag Land Preservation Program

The PA Agricultural Land Preservation Easement Purchase Program of Susquehanna County, which is administered by the Susquehanna County Conservation District, has purchased the development rights on the Mark Sartell and Judith Sartell Farm located in More...

Applicants Sought for State Police Youth Camp

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and Pennsylvania American Legion (PAL) recently announced that they are seeking applicants for “State Police Youth Week,” a leadership camp designed for teenagers interested in pursuing a career in the More...

Time to Renew Dog Licenses

Bradford County Treasurer Becky Clark issues a reminder that starting April 1, dog wardens will issue fines to all dog owners that are not in possession of a dog license. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

All are invited to stop in tomorrow morning, Friday, to meet and listen to local children’s author Maureen Wright. She is from Athens and is the author of six books including her newest, Grumpy Groundhog. More...

Peoples LTD Declares Dividend

Anthony J. Gabello, president and chief executive officer of Peoples LTD, has announced that the board of directors has declared a first quarter cash dividend in the amount of $0.38 per share payable on March 31, 2014. More...

2014 Annual Public Hearings Announced

Individuals served, families, advocates and anyone interested in public mental health and developmental services are invited to provide input into planning for future services and programs at the Annual 2014 Public Hearings sponsored by Luzerne and W More...

Abate Wins Portfolio Prize

Sarah-Jane Abate of Montrose was recently selected as this year’s winner of the Gary and Elizabeth Fincke Senior Portfolio Prize at Susquehanna University. As the winner, she received a $1,000 scholarship. More...

Towanda Woman Honored on 95th Birthday

Alma Josbena has spent her 95 years in the Towanda area. Alma Cora Goodwin Josbena was honored by her children, grandchildren and her church family at Towanda United Methodist Church on March 22. More...

Benefit Planned for Hilary McLaughlin-Brown

Hilary McLaughlin-Brown, a resident of South Auburn, was recently diagnosed with Leukemia. She has been accepted into a four-month treatment program at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia and will soon begin treatments. More...

Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Presents Nursing Scholarship

The Memorial Hospital Auxiliary offers an annual $1,000 nursing scholarship that is awarded to a nursing student enrolled in the Northern Tier Career Center’s (NTCC) Practical Nursing Program in Towanda. More...

Boback Issues Statement On Closing of Rehab Offices

Representative Karen Boback issued the following statement on the recent announcement that United Rehabilitation Services plans to close its locations in Tunkhannock, Wilkes-Barre and Hazelton: More...

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