June 26, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

GTP Donates $5K To LIFE Center

The Friends of Fitness Committee is pleased to announce that GTP (Global Tungsten & Powders Corp.) has joined in the support of the LIFE Center campaign with a $5,000 contribution. More...

School Bids Farewell to Six Faculty Members

The last day of school on June 12 meant a three-month summer reprieve for most, but for six faculty members at the Wyalusing Valley School District, it meant the last day of school, ever. More...

Volunteers and Literacy Stars Honored At Annual Literacy Program Banquet

“Literacy Stars” was the theme of the Bradford-Wyoming Co. Literacy Program’s annual Recognition Banquet held recently at the Wysox Fire Hall in Wysox. More...

May Crowning Ceremony Held at St. Agnes

The sixth grade class at St. Agnes Elementary School led the May Crowning ceremony at the grotto on the school grounds, which was attended by the entire student body. Jessica Hartmann placed the crown of flowers on the statue of Mary. More...

Sullivan Co. 4-H Accepting Used Books

Donate your gently used books to Sullivan County 4-H. The 4-H program holds a fundraising event at the Sullivan County Fair and the Flaming Foliage Festival in October, which they accept donations in exchange for used books. More...

Inaugural Pennsylvania Homeless Vets Picnic Honoring Manuel A. Mirailh, June 29

American Legion Post 154 in South Montrose will be the site of an afternoon of games, food and family activities to help homeless military veterans from throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. More...

Kammermusik Main Line to Perform in Eagles Mere

Eagles Mere Friends of the Arts (EMFA) will present Kammermusik Main Line at the David DeWire Center on Sunday, July 6, at 8 p.m. More...

‘Funny Little Thing Called Love’ at Black Box Theatre

Winding River Players will present the latest delightful comedy by Jones, Hope and Wooten, “Funny Little Thing Called Love” at the Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda. More...

Cornstock Folk Festival Announces Lineup

The Cornstock Folk Festival is thrilled to announce its 2014 three-day lineup to include eighteen musical acts. Organizers are also proud to announce the Gallagher Irish Dancers will be performing. More...

Museum Celebrating Roosevelt in Sayre with Ice Cream Social, Caboose Exhibit

A new book documenting the 1905 train excursion that carried President Theodore Roosevelt through Sayre will make its debut at the Sayre Historical Society’s Caboose Day on Saturday, June 28. More...

Canton Wine and Cheese Festival Set for Saturday

The Fifth Annual Canton Wine & Cheese Festival will take place this Saturday, June 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manley- Bohlayer Heritage Farm in East Canton. More...

Production of ‘The Crucible’ Benefits Humane Society

An audience of about 60 people was treated to an outstanding performance of The Crucible on May 4 at the Wyalusing Valley High School’s Kenneth S. Williams auditorium. More...

Rattling Round-Up

A snake hunter at the 43rd annual Noxen Volunteer Fire Company Rattlesnake Roundup shows off a large copperhead, one of the six copperheads that was brought in to the two-day competition, held June 21-22 at the company’s grounds. More...

Lt. Colonel Guy H. Watkins

Lieutenant Colonel Guy H. Watkins joined the 141st at its formation in August of 1862 and was appointed as second in command to Colonel Henry Madill. He served in most of the battles of the Regiment. More...

Six Students Represent Claverack on Electric Youth Tour in Washington, DC

Six high school students from Bradford and Susquehanna counties represented Claverack Rural Electric Cooperative on the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour held in Washington, DC, June 16 to 20. More...

New Dates for Farmers’ Market Voucher Distribution

Additional dates have been arranged for seniors who are eligible to receive vouchers to be used for fresh fruits and vegetables at WIC approved farm markets. More...

Bucknell Holds Spring 2014 Graduation

Bucknell University conferred 859 bachelor’s and 26 master’s degrees during Commencement ceremonies on May 18. Degrees were awarded for studies in liberal arts and professional programs in engineering, education, management and music. More...

WVHS Sophomores Participate in Youth Leadership Program

The Greater Wyalusing Chamber of Commerce (GWCC) is sponsoring a Youth Leadership Program with incoming sophomores from the Wyalusing High School. More...

Prothonotary ‘Stirs the Pot’ With Commissioners Again

The Bradford County Commissioners announced during their meeting on Wednesday, June 11, that citizens may once again be able to apply for U.S. passports. More...

Tunkhannock Residents Concerned About Silica Sand Drop-Off Site

Although it wasn’t on the agenda for discussion, a number of Tunkhannock area residents still expressed opposition to the planned location of a silica sand drop during the Wyoming County Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, June 18. More...

Rocky Forest Real Estate Under New Ownership

While a number of agents cashed out of the real estate market during the recession, Deborah Bongiorno stayed optimistic, which has obviously worked to her advantage after acquiring her own real estate agency. More...

Corrections

Stevens Township Secretary Brenda Ferguson requested that the following corrections be made to our report of the Stevens Township Supervisors meeting that was published in the June 19 edition of the Rocket-Courier: More...

Susquehanna Chapter PASR Summer Meeting a Success

On Tuesday, June 17, approximately 20 members of the Susquehanna Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR), met at the Self Discovery Wellness Center, Lake Avenue, Montrose. More...

Christian Writers’ Conference Begins July 20

The 25th annual Montrose Christian Writers’ Conference will be held July 20-25 at the Montrose Bible Conference. The silver anniversary celebration begins at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 20. More...

Bill Introduced to Reward and Benefit Volunteer Firefighters

Responding to a growing shortage of volunteer firefighters, Senator Lisa Baker and Senator Sean Wiley have joined forces to introduce a bill to give municipalities the power to waive their local earned income tax for volunteer first responders. More...

Wyalusing Elementary Holds Fundraiser for Animal Shelter

Each year, teachers, parents and students from the Wyalusing Elementary School hold a large fundraiser for local nonprofit organizations, with the Bradford County Humane Society (BCHS) being a recipient. More...

Northmoreland Township Volunteer Fire Company to Host Benefit Dinner

Cancer diagnosis and treatment has caused financial stress for cancer patient Rachel (Weidner) Davenport of Centermoreland. More...

Wyalusing Valley Museum Shares “The Invincibles” Experience

“The Invincibles of Wyalusing, PA challenge any nine picked from the following counties: Bradford, Susquehanna, Tioga and Wyoming. Game to be played at Wyalusing Sept. 8th or 10th. THE INVINCIBLES” More...

LeRoy Heritage Museum to Release New Publication and Host Book Signing, July 4

The LeRoy Heritage Museum is set to release a new photo history book covering southwestern Bradford County. The book will be available at the museum during LeRoy Old Home Day, July 4th, from 9 a.m. More...

Visitors Bureau Outreach to Planners Brings Tourism Business to the Region

The Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau (EMVB) has made outstanding progress in the past year in not only putting the fourcounty (Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Wyoming) area on the radar for travel agencies in northeastern United States and Canada b More...

Carrizo Fined for 2013 Gas Well Incident

The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it has fined Carrizo (Marcellus) LLC of Houston, TX, $192,044 for a well control incident and a production water spill at gas well pads in Washington Township, Wyoming County, in March a More...

WVES Celebrates another Positive Year

The gymnasium of the Wyalusing Valley Elementary School was the scene of a great deal of celebration and excitement as all of the school’s students gathered for this year’s final pep rally for the Positive Behavior Support Intervention (P More...

Import Awards Honor Area Businesses

Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission and its Partnership for Regional Economic Performance (PREP) colleagues congratulate each of the region’s 25 businesses selected as finalists for the Governor’s Impact Awards. More...

141st Regiment Takes Part in Siege of Petersburg

SERIES OF BLUNDERS COSTLY FOR UNION ARMY

Editor’s Note: This is the eleventh in a series of articles covering the campaigns of the PA 141st Regiment 150 years ago during the Civil War. The regiment was comprised of men from the Northern Tier counties of Pennsylvania. More...

Camptown High School Alumni Holds Banquet

Sixty-eight members and guests of the Camptown Alumni Association of the Camptown High School met on Saturday, June 21 at the Spring Hill Community Hall for their annual banquet and meeting. More...

Mansfield Concert Choir To Compete at World Games

The Mansfield University (MU) Concert Choir, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, will compete at the 2014 World Choir Games, the largest international choral competition in the world, July 9 to 19 in Riga, Latvia. More...

Dimock Campmeeting Begins Season with Concert and Open House

Uplifting family fun is planned as Dimock Campmeeting opens for the summer season with a concert on July 6 and an open house on July 12. More...

National Technical Honor Society Induction Held

On May 14, nine outstanding seniors from the Northern Tier Career Center, representing six school districts, were inducted into the National Technical Honor Society. More...

Couple Making Plans For October 2014 Wedding

Bruce and Debra Foster of Salisbury Center, NY, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Victoria to Allen Kohl Williams, III, DPT, son of Allen and Carol Williams of Lopez. More...

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