May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

WASB Passes $24 Million Budget

After months of deliberating over finances for the 2018-19 school year, the Wyalusing Area School Board passed a nearly $24 million budget Monday evening that left some members emotionally drained and others at odds. More...

Friends of the NRA Banquet Held

Seeking shelter from the rain and the opportunity to win various prizes while supporting Second Amendment-related programs, hundreds of people scurried into the Alparon Park Exhibit Hall at the Troy Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 12 for the annual Brad More...

DISTRICT JUDGES

Todd Carr, Towanda   More...

Jenningsville

Barbara Smith 570-833-4946

This week saw most folks catching up on their lawns, which will need attention again after the rainy weekend. It must have rained a lot harder in some places as the river was dark colored over the weekend. More...

Tunkhannock Business Has New Location

Northeast Title and Tag, a Tunkhannock business, is hosting a grand reopening at its new location at 512 Towne Plaza, Suite 120, located next door to Pizza Hut.  The grand reopening is set for Friday, May 18, with lunch and networking at noon, a More...

Three Ways to Use your Lawn to Improve Curb Appeal

Returns on home improvement projects vary. In its annual Cost vs. Value Report, Remodeling magazine notes the projects that yield the best returns on investment in a given year. More...

Make the Most of Mulching

Lawns and gardens can often benefit from the laying of mulch. More...

Suggestions When Shopping for Fencing

Fences can improve functionality of a yard and provide extra security and privacy. Some fences are decorative while others are functional. More...

Nimble

The Steve and Tina Henning family have been busy this past week, as they planted seven hundred blackberry plants on the farm. They are hoping that in the future they will have lots of blackberries to pick/sell.  More...

Dimock

LeJune Ely 570-278-2170

All those cold rainy days have produced lush green lawns and it is time once again to mow grass. Lilacs will soon burst into bloom and so will the iris. So far, we have not suffered from late frosts. What a beautiful spring.  More...

Forkston

I hope everyone enjoyed Mother’s Day despite the cold, rainy weather. Moms are always special, but it’s nice to have a day to show them how much they’re appreciated.  More...

Beaver Meadows

Nancy Keeler

Congratulations to Dale Bennett who is the recipient of the Don James Award. The award will be presented to him during the Memorial Day Service, held at the Black Walnut American Legion Post 510 on Monday, May 28. More...

Streambank Stabilization Sign-Ups Announced

The Bradford County Commissioners and Conservation District have announced the 2018 sign-up for residents and businesses that are seeking assistance in addressing stream erosion problems. More...

The Main Link, County Human Services Hosting Events

The Main Link peer support center in Towanda and the Bradford Sullivan County Human Services are hosting a series of events throughout May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month.  More...

Food Stamps Work Requirements Bill Passes in PA House

HOUSE BILL 1659 PASSES BY VOTE OF 108-79

A bill that recently passed through the PA House of Representatives is reportedly intended to strengthen existing work requirements for able-bodied adults enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known More...

Progress Authority Celebrates 25 Years

The Central Bradford Progress Authority (CBPA) is celebrating a quarter-century in existence this year and held a special dinner at Grovedale Winery in Wyalusing on Wednesday, May 9 in honor of the significant milestone.  More...

Wyoming County Hires New Public Defender

Attorney Steve Franko resigned as Wyoming County chief public defender, effective June 1, as announced by commissioners Judy Mead and Tom Henry at a public meeting held on Tuesday at the courthouse in Tunkhannock. More...

Introduce Earthworms into your Garden

Gardeners eager to revitalize their lawns and gardens may spend hundreds of dollars on tools and products designed to improve soil and growing conditions. More...

Ergonomic Gardening Techniques Can Make Gardening Less Taxing

Gardening is a popular activity that seems to be gaining even more supporters. Statistica reports that the number of people who gardened within the last 12 months in the United States rose from around 105 million in 2008 to 118 million in 2017.  More...

Water Features Can Benefit Garden Landscapes

Many homeowners aspire to make their homes appear as beautiful and welcoming as possible. Exterior renovations may be high on homeowners’ to-do lists, and landscaping is oftentimes a key component of those projects. More...

Special Olympians Receive Gifts from Local Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts from the Wyalusing, Towanda, and Rome areas recently earned the newly developed Delta Kappa Gamma – Girl Scout Patch at the “Hocus Pocus” Lock-In in Towanda. More...

Peoples Ltd. Announces First Quarter Earnings

Anthony J. Gabello, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peoples Ltd., holding company for PS Bank, has announced results for the first quarter 2018. More...

Applications for the Little League Fund Being Accepted

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is accepting applications for the Little League Fund for Youth Sports. The FCFP announces an extended application submission date for the Little League Fund for Youth Sports (LLFYS). More...

Commissioners Announce Targeted Approach to Mental Illness in Jail

The agendas for both the meeting of the Bradford County Commissioners and the Bradford County Prison Board may have appeared light on May 10, but the first item under “new business” addressed by the commissioners was a very heavy topic. More...

Susquehanna County Honors Nurses

The Susquehanna County Commissioners used their May 9 meeting to adopt Proclamations 2018-09 and 2018-10 to be offered to staff from two medical facilities, heralding the week of May 6 as “National Nurse’s Week” in the county. More...

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