July 24, 2014 RSS feed / Local News

EITC Scholarships Announced

Bridge Educational Foundation announced scholarships totaling $85,889 to local families through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Scholarship Program. More...

New Music Teacher Hired

Long-Term Sub to Serve WVHS, Elementary

Mr. Aaron Himes, a 2007 graduate of Mifflinburg Area High School, will serve as the band/music teacher for the 2014-15 school year for both Wyalusing Valley Elementary School and Wyalusing Valley High School. More...

A Father-Focused Fishing Trip and More

Head Start has a long history of acknowledging that male family members and father figures are important contributors to the school readiness of children and to the well-being of families. More...

Officials Applaud Investments At Bradford County Airport

Federal and state officials today applauded the announcement made by the Corbett Administration that the Bradford County Airport will receive approximately $960,555 in federal and state funding in order to acquire land and construct a new taxiway. More...

Urgent Call for Blood Donations

The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. More...

Rhubright Promoted to Accountant At Tuscarora Wayne Insurance Co.

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

Potterville School Remembered

The Potterville School House dates back to June 11, 1883 according to the Settler Magazine, a quarterly magazine of history and biography. More...

Gardening on Balcony at Memorial Personal Care Home

Early this spring, residents of Memorial Hospital’s Personal Care Home enjoyed preparing the raised-bed gardens on the balcony for planting. More...

Entry Forms Available for Sullivan County Fair

It’s time once again to show off special talents and skills at the annual Sullivan County Fair. Exhibitors may now enter items through online entry forms. More...

Bill Would Bring Transparency to Lease Holders

Legislation to give natural gas leaseholders in Pennsylvania greater information with respect to their well production has been approved by the House and sent to the state Senate for consideration, said Representative Tina Pickett, author of the prop More...

Disaster Assistance for 2012 Frost Or Freeze Fruit Crop Losses Announced

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) assistance for losses to bush or tree fruit crops due to frost or freeze during the 2012 crop year. More...

Tunkhannock River Day Draws Large Crowd

As River Day in Tunkhannock expands and stakes its legitimacy alongside other popular annual events in the Wyoming County seat, a growing number of people are flocking to the bank of the Susquehanna on the same Saturday each July to enjoy a unique co More...

Fishing Tourney Winners Named

Futurescapes, a post-flood recovery and revitalization group in the Penn-York Valley, recently held a fundraising fishing tournament from the Sayre boat launch. More...

Public Education of Lyme Disease Focus of Legislation

In an effort to further educate the public about Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses, the House has passed legislation to create a Lyme disease specific task force and conduct tick surveillance programs across the state, said Representative T More...

Sayre Theatre Anniversary Celebration Continues

Come one, come all to an Old Tyme Picnic in honor of the Sayre Theatre’s 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Sayre Theatre and in Howard Elmer Park, Sayre. More...

Little Beetle Equals Big Problem

Cucumber beetles have been showing up in high tunnels, commercial fields and in home gardens lately here in the Endless Mountains, which includes Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Tioga counties. More...

Local Residents Graduate from Albright College

Diplomas were awarded to more than 330 traditional, Accelerated Degree Program and Master’s degree graduates at Albright College’s 155th Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 25. The following local students received diplomas: More...

Towanda Youth Finalist in Nat’l Miss America PA Pageant

Jillian Larnard, 11 of Towanda, has been chosen as a State Finalist in the National American Miss PA pageant to be held Aug. 9 at the Hilton Harrisburg and Towers Hotel. More...

Moove It on Over to Your Local Ice Cream Shop

When trying to decide what you want when you’re sitting in your house and you want to get out, take a trip to the ice cream shop closest to you and enjoy your favorite flavor to celebrate July being National Ice Cream Month. More...

Pickett Bill to Formalize End Process for Leases Passes State House

In an effort to provide clarity for landowners who have leases for oil or gas drilling, Representative Tina Pickett said recently that legislation she has sponsored to require a formal method for the expiration of natural gas leases has passed the st More...

Locals to Attend St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure University has announced that Stacia Sullivan of Sayre and Lij Griffin of Towanda are among the incoming students for the Fall 2014 semester. More...

Fair Season Opens in The Endless Mountains

The opening of the Troy Fair in Bradford County on July 20 heralded the beginning of fair season in the Endless Mountains and the opportunity for residents of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming Counties and beyond to celebrate the achievemen More...

Dietrich Theater to Offer Health, Wellness Classes

The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater is pleased to announce that it is able to offer free health and wellness classes and programs because of a generous $5,000 grant from the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation (NPH More...

Fallen Tree Brings Down Poles

Two Vehicle Crash Results from Meshoppen Incident

A large tree that fell along Route 6 just west of Canal Street in Meshoppen caused mass damage to utility poles and two vehicles passing by on Monday evening. More...

Silica Sand Facility Voted Down

Wyoming Planners Reject Proposed D&I Site

—BY CAIN CHAMBERLIN— In a 4-2 vote, the Wyoming County Planning Commission voted down the preliminary approval for a proposed transload silica sand facility in Tunkhannock. More...

Golden Mile in Wysox Slated for Resurfacing

A resurfacing project on Route 6 (the “Golden Mile”) in Wysox Township, Bradford County, is scheduled to start the evening of Sunday, July 27. Prime contractor New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. Inc. More...

Library Receives Book Donations

The Tunkhannock Lions Club recently donated large-print books to the Tunkhannock Library. More...

35th Montrose Blueberry Festival Coming Soon

It’s that time of year again— time for a beloved community event in the town of Montrose, Pennsylvania. More...

Class of ’74 Rekindles Friendships at 40th Reunion

On Saturday night, July 12, the Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1974 held their 40th reunion at the Wyalusing American Legion. More...

Sen. Yaw Applauds Funding for Rural Firefighters

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) recently announced the recipients of state firefighter grants in Bradford, Lycoming and Susquehanna counties, according to State Senator Gene Yaw. More...

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack Proclaims Aug. 3-9 National Farmers’ Market Week

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has declared Aug. More...

Help with Medicare and Prescription Coverage Questions

Representatives from the Area Agency on Aging are available to counsel with individuals regarding Medicare, Medicaid, Advantage Plans, Medigap/Supplement, prescription plans and the Pennsylvania PACE program. More...

How to Handle a Notice from the IRS

Each year the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) mails millions of notices. Here’s what you should do if you receive a notice from the IRS: 1. Don’t ignore it. You can respond to most IRS notices quickly and easily. More...

WVHS Class of 1964 Holds 50th Reunion

The Wyalusing Valley High School Class of 1964 celebrated the 50-year anniversary of their graduation on June 21. The Towanda Gun Club, decorated with the school colors of green and gold, was the location chosen for this event. More...

WIC Nutrition Program Expands Income Guidelines

Maternal and Family Health Services announced that the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program has expanded income guidelines allowing more families to participate in the free nutrition education program. More...

Hazardous Materials Recovered

Northern Tier Solid Waste Authority (NTSWA) completed another successful household hazardous waste collection. More...

PTO Volunteers Sought for Coming Year

Wyalusing Valley Elementary Group Shorthanded as Fall Approaches

Volunteers are what make a program or organization run and to be successful. This is very true for the Wyalusing Valley Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (PTO). More...

Laceyville Community Day Raffle Winners Named

Winners in the Laceyville Community Day raffle held on July 19 were as follows: Grand Prize, $2,100 gift certificate to Fireworks by Donnora, Andy Robinson. $300 worth of gasoline donated by Laceyville Business Association, Andy Gluver. More...

Nomination Deadline Nears for Farm Service Agency County Committees

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan Garcia reminds farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers that Aug. 1, 2014, is the deadline for local FSA county committee nominations. More...

Pickett Supports Reforms to School Construction Reimbursement Process

Legislation to help school districts that are awaiting reimbursements from the state for construction projects is making its way through the Pennsylvania General Assembly, after having passed the House on June 9, said Representative Tina Pickett, who More...

New State Law Provides Added Professionalism to the Office of Sheriff

In an ongoing effort to provide added professionalism to the Office of Sheriff, the Penn-sylvania Sheriffs Association, working in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission, the County Com-missioners’ Association of Pennsylv More...

Country Cottage Hosts 2015 OYW Finalists

The Country Cottage was the place to be to find a friendly game of mini golf in the annual event between the 2015 Outstanding Young Woman (OYW) finalists and OYW committee members. More...

Sworn in as U.S. Citizen

Javier Robles-Colorado of Sayre was one of 33 people representing 16 countries who were recently sworn in as United States citizens at the US District Court in Williamsport. More...

Living with Pennsylvania Streams, Effecting Cultural Change

“Effecting Cultural Change” may sound a bit presumptuous and a bit ambitious, but that is exactly what the Endless Mountains Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council is attempting to do through their ongoing efforts— More...

Crop Yield Effects of Pipeline Installation

The Bradford County Conservation District and Penn State Extension are looking to study the effect that gas pipeline installation is having on crop yields. More...

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