April 24, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

Brush Fire Prevention a Spring Concern for Firemen

Local firefighters were riddled with calls pertaining to brush fires over the last two weeks—a common occurrence this time of year, which can be prevented if residents simply wait for the appropriate conditions before setting a controlled burn. More...

Spring Fling Draws Near

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation’s (WAEF) third annual Spring Fling is just a little over a week away. More...

Trip to Statue of Liberty

On June 22, the residents of Bradford County will have the opportunity to see one of the most iconic places in the world and do it while supporting a great cause. More...

Program Aids Residents with Sewer and Water Connections

Local residents may be eligible for USDA Rural Development’s 504 home repair program for repairs to their homes. More...

Children’s Service Center to Host Adoption Matching Event

Children’s Service Center (CSC), in collaboration with Wilkes-Barre Racing for a Home, Statewide Adoption and Permanency Network and SWAN Older Child Matching Initiative, will host an adoption-matching event on Saturday, May 3 from 1:00 p.m. More...

Post-Concussion Support Group to Meet, April 27

The Twin Tiers Sports Post- Concussion Support Group will host a free public meeting on Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. in the 4 Blue Conference Room located on the fourth floor of the Guthrie Sayre office at One Guthrie Drive in Sayre. More...

Stone Wall Hilll Historical Marker Unveiled

Pennsylvania State Representative Tina Pickett, Bradford County Historical Society President Henry Farley and representatives of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently gathered at the site of the Works Progress Administration Stone Wa More...

Drug Take-Back Day Slated

Miller’s Pharmacy Accepting Unwanted Pills April 26

On April 26 from 10 a.m. More...

Legion Donates $500 to WAEF

Kelly White, executive director of the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF), left, accepts a $500 check from Lewis Reinhart, center, and his brother, Fred, right, representing Wyalusing American Legion Post 534. More...

Trees Trimmed at Borough Park

As part of its commitment to being one of the nation’s Tree City USA, the Wyalusing Borough Council hired Brown Hill Tree Company to trim maple trees at the Wyalusing Borough Park. They also removed dead branches. More...

Program to Highlight Local Soldiers at Battle of Wilderness

On Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m., the Bradford County Library and the Private Silas Gore Camp 141, Bradford County’s Sons of Union Veterans, will join forces to host a Civil War program about the 1864 Civil War “Battle of the Wilderness.&r More...

WVHS Junior-Senior Prom Saturday Night

The annual WVHS Junior-Senior Prom is set to take place Saturday, April 26 at St. Basil’s Hall in Dushore from 6 to 10 p.m., with the crowning of the event’s kings and queens starting at 9 p.m. More...

Deer Tests Positive for CWD

A Jefferson County deer tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), according to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, marking the seventh case in a captive or wild deer since 2012. More...

April Meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma Held

On Saturday, April 12, the Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Zeta Chapter met at the Eagles Mere Country Club. President Naomi Edsell called the meeting to order and welcomed all in attendance. More...

Music Moved Their Feet Toward Knowledge

Children and parents from the Rome classrooms of Bradford Tioga Head Start, Inc. were recently invited to attend an interactive music program. The program, held at the Rome Presbyterian Church, had one main attraction—Johnny Only. More...

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

William the cat is so spoiled that he now has his own cat nip plant out in the garden. Won’t he just hate watching all the outside cats enjoying his drug of choice. More...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Millions of people around the world will recognize April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Bradford County’s Abuse and Rape Crisis Center (ARCC) is working to bring awareness on a local level. More...

Cleaner & Greener Seeking Support for Roadside Cleanup

Cleaner & Greener of the Endless Mountains has two events in the upcoming weeks, one being an “E-Waste” event on April 26 and a roadside cleanup on May 3. More...

Hospice Service of Remembrance

Memorial Hospital Hospice welcomes the community to a Service of Love and Remembrance to honor home health and hospice patients and their families who have experienced the loss of a loved one. The service will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m. More...

Attorney General Warns of Electricity Shut-off Scam

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane cautioned consumers to be on the alert for new electricity related scams. More...

National Day of Prayer Set for May 1

The 63rd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 1st, and be observed locally on the steps of the Bradford County Courthouse in Towanda at noon. More...

Communication Gap with Mental Health Agency Discussed

Lori Bennett of Evans Falls expressed concern about a lack of communication regarding the Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health & Developmental Services at the April 22 Wyoming County Commissioners’ meeting. More...

Body Found near Lancaster Identified

A body discovered at the Holtwood Dam in Martic Township, Lancaster County, around 4:15 p.m. on Monday, April 14 has been identified. More...

2014 National Library Week

On April 17, the Wyoming County Commissioners proclaimed April 13-19 as National Library Week, encouraging residents to take advantage of the local libraries in the area. More...

Sonbeam’s Gives Youngsters Head Start for over 20 Years

It’s been said throughout history, “It takes a village to raise a child.” As a free tuition learning center for children ages three to five, relying completely on donations and assistance from the community, Sonbeam’s Pre- Kin More...

A Take on Gov. Corbett’s Newly-Released Fracking Report

Governor Corbett’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) released its long awaited evaluation of fracking on public lands recently. More...

‘Adrienne’s Garden’ Awards Ceremony Set

The nineteenth annual “Adrienne’s Garden” Art Awards ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, 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...

Girl Scouts Support Bradford County Humane Society

Approximately 50 Girl Scouts from across Northeast Bradford and the Towanda area stayed overnight at the Towanda High School on Friday, April 11 for a “Beach Party” themed event. More...

Movie ‘The Anonymous People’ Highlights Addiction Recovery

The Anonymous People, a feature film about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery and the emerging public recovery movement, will be shown at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m followed by a panel di More...

House

Kimberly Kithcart and Ray House of Wyalusing are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Grayson Robert Charles on April 9, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He weighed 8 lbs., 14 oz. and was 21” long. More...

PennDOT to Relocate Wyalusing Twp. Facility

PennDOT officials confirmed this week that work is underway to relocate a maintenance stockpile facility currently located near the intersection of Route 6 and SR 2010 in Wyalusing Township and replace it with a new facility which is in the early pha More...

Food Baskets Distributed in Wyalusing on Easter Saturday

People Helping People completed another successful campaign this past year. The joint project of both the Wyalusing Lions and Lioness clubs distributes food baskets three times a year to needy families within the Wyalusing School District. More...

Memorial Hospital, Guthrie Sign Affiliation Agreement

Memorial Hospital in Towanda and Guthrie in Sayre, have signed an Affiliation Agreement aimed at improving patient access to care and enhancing health care services to the people of the communities we serve. More...

TACO’s Mission is to See That No One in the Local Community Goes Without Food

The Board of Directors of the Towanda Area Christian Outreach (TACO) met recently to review the results of the first quarter of 2014. During the first three months of 2014, the pantry served a total of 733 families totaling 1,749 individuals. More...

Nominations Being Sought For ‘Friend of Extension’

The Susquehanna County Cooperative Extension Board is seeking nominations for the Friend of Extension Award. More...

Mansfield University Choir to Perform May 3

The Mansfield University (MU) Concert Choir, under the direction of Peggy Dettwiler, will give their final performance of the academic year on Saturday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Steadman Theatre. The concert is free and open to the public. More...

Piano Students Perform at Junior Musical Tea

Piano students of Marilyn Dibble, Diana Black and Sarah VanVolkinburg performed for their families and friends at the Junior Musical Tea on Thursday evening, April 10, at the Wyalusing Presbyterian Church. More...

Airman Miller Graduates from Basic Training

Air Force Airman Andrew T. Miller graduated from basic military training at Joint Base, San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. More...

PA State Township Supervisors Elect Meteer Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Members of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) have elected Marvin Meteer, chairman of the board of supervisors for Wyalusing Township, Bradford County, to a one-year term as assistant secretary-treasurer. More...

Work Continues on Pending Royalty Legislation

Work is continuing in Harrisburg to secure passage of legislation designed to clarify the existing state law on how natural gas royalty payments to Pennsylvania landowners are calculated, according to bill sponsors, Representatives Garth Everett, San More...

Non-Profit Training Workshop Set for Keystone

Non-profit training workshopThe next nonprofit training series will offer the much requested topic of Board Development. This Board Development training is being offered on Tuesday, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Keystone Theatre in Towanda. More...

Hall Directs ‘The Crucible’ for Senior Project

Wyalusing Valley High School junior Jessi Hall is directing Arthur Miller’s 1953 play, “The Crucible” as part of her senior project. More...

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