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Wyalusing Wine Festival Draws 700

Last year, Frank Maffei and his wife, Christy, opened a commercial winery in their house in Litchfield Township, Bradford County.  Their cellar has been converted into a wine-making area and their dining room is now a wine-tasting room open to t More...

WASD Board Learns About Tech Updates

Lunch Debts Addressed

At their first public meeting of the new school year, members of the Wyalusing Area School Board were apprised of numerous technical upgrades on the campus and approved a wide variety of staff and coaching changes, as well as volunteer appointments. More...

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Police Blotter

POLICE BLOTTER

Editor’s Note: If you have additional information about any of the investigations listed below, contact the PA State Police barracks at the following telephone numbers: Towanda, 570- 265-2186; Tunkhannock, 570-836-2141; Gibson, 570-465-3154, an More...

Crime and Courts

DISTRICT JUDGES

Fred Wheaton, Wysox   Joseph J. More...

COURTHOUSE NOTES

BRADFORD COUNTY   Deed Transfers  Sandra J. Brandt, fka Sandra J. Rimbey, to Sandra J. and Robert M. Brandt, Jr. in Ridgebury Township for $0 on Sept. 4  More...

–Bradford County Sentencings and Pleas–

Bradford County District Attorney Daniel J. Barrett reported that the following persons pleaded guilty, were sentenced or accepted into the ARD Program in the Bradford County Court of Common Pleas, Towanda:  Sentencings  More...

Letters

Welcome New Reporter

Dear Editor:  It was very good news to learn that James Lowenstein has joined the staff of the Rocket!  I had missed his reporting and writing in The Daily Review and wondered where he had gone.  I would also like to compliment Mr. More...

Brighten Your Day

Dear Editor: I submit this unusual letter to the editor, just for laughs as we really need them now. Forgotten Anniversary Bob forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was mad. More...

Dems Promoting Communism

Dear Editor:  This letter is about where the democratic party is and where its headed. More...

Lifestyles

News from the Wyalusing Public Library

Greetings everyone! We are happy to remind everyone that Story Class has begun again. Fridays from 10-11 a.m. for little ones from newborn to kindergarten with their accompanying grownup. More...

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

Did you know children with obesity are at higher risk of having other chronic health conditions and diseases that influence physical health? More...

VFW Sponsors Essay Contest

VFW Post 6824, Rome and its Auxiliary are sponsoring scholarship programs for students in Northeast Bradford School District, North Rome Christian School and home-schooled children.  The VFW gives out more than two million dollars in college sc More...

Columns

Seen ‘N’ Heard

Last week’s eyes belonged to Hope Gruver, who works at the Dollar General. We received two calls and they were both incorrect. * * * More...

The Way We Were...

A look back at the people and places of the Wyalusing area over the last 20 years or more.   More...

JUST ASK ALICE

Dear Alice: Would you rather be skinny or enjoy eating a whole bunch of fattening tacos every day of the week?  —WONDERING IN WILMOT DEAR WOND: Are you talking about hard shell or soft shell tacos?  —ALICE  More...

Coming Events  Free Access 

BAKE SALES

Bake Sale on Friday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Community Bank, Wyalusing office. Proceeds will benefit Wyalusing Fire Co.   More...

BLOOD DRIVE

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Sept. 16-30: Bradford County: Gillett on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 2-6 p.m. at the Ridgebury Fire Hall, 13248 Berwick Turnpike; Monroeton on Friday, Sept. 28 from 1-6 p.m.  More...

BREAKFASTS

Monthly Breakfast at the Herrickville Fire Hall, Sunday, Sept. 30, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. All you can eat pancakes, french toast, ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, sausage gravy and biscuits, coffee, orange juice, real maple syrup and sugarfree syrup. More...

Worship

IT’S IN THE BOOK

I awoke this morning (Saturday) and an old hymn tune was going through my head, and as I hummed it, the first verse came too. More...

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH NEWS

“Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God,” (Ephesians 5:1-2). More...

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

When Peter objected to Jesus’ prediction of his passion in Mark 8, he did not yet know the end of the story. More...

Breaking News - 9/21/2018 3:45 PM

Fire Policeman Seriously Injured Directing Traffic at Monroe Twp. Accident Scene  Free Access 

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Breaking News - 9/20/2018 4:25 PM

Robert Barnes hired as Bradford County public safety director  Free Access 

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Public Safety Director Resigns

Former Bradford County Official Faces Drug Possession Charges

Bradford County Public Safety Director Jeffrey Scarboro resigned this week after being arrested on drug-related charges, authorities said.  Scarboro was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use and use of, or posse More...

Bradford Co. May Get Flood Aid

Government workers have documented that the amount of flood damage that occurred on Aug. 14 in Bradford County exceeds the threshold to make the area eligible for state and federal disaster funding.  More...

Obituaries  Free Access 

Christopher Kolbeck - 2018-12-13
Marcus Welles - 2018-12-06

Local News

Towanda Visitors’ Center Increases its Hours

The visitors’ center for tourists and others traveling to Bradford County, located at 1 Washington Street, Towanda, is increasing the hours it is open—at no extra cost to the county.   More...

Reading Outdoors as You Walk: A New Activity for Kids and Their Parents

Bradford County author Maureen Wright has had several of her books published by Marshall Cavendish, a subsidiary of Times Publishing Group, which is a big deal, said Tiffany Robbins-Gigee, director of the Spalding Memorial Library in Athens. More...

Burke Center Marks First Anniversary Providing Counseling Services

The Burke Center at 1 Kim Avenue, Tunkhannock, has been open for a little more than a year. In that time, the services available and the highly-qualified staff that provides them have grown to fill the space available to business.  More...

Opinion

Another Fall Pilgrimage To Assateague Island

One of the things I like best about our annual camping excursions to Assateague Island, MD, is the road trip down and back. At least that was the case until this year.  More...

Political Ads: Willie Horton’s Legacy

I don’t know how many still remember Willie Horton, but, in modern politics at least, it may have been a milestone of a deplorable political strategy. It was effective and is often credited with securing the election of George H. W. More...

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Seniors

How Seniors Can Safely Stay Behind the Wheel

A greater sense of independence is often cited as the reason so many young people anxiously await the day they earn their drivers’ licenses. But the connection between driving and independence is not lost on seniors, either.  More...

Seniors’ Senses of Smell and Taste Change with Age

Aging comes with several sensory changes, many of which people expect. Loss of hearing or diminishing vision are widely associated with aging. But one’s senses of smell and taste may diminish with aging as well.  More...

Susquehanna County Senior Centers Host Craft Fair and Picnic

On Friday, July 20, over 100 Susquehanna County residents, ages 60 and older, attended a Senior Craft Fair and Picnic held at Salt Springs State Park in Franklin Forks, PA.  Organizers said it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day for an More...

Dining and Entertainment

Laceyville Sailor Performs with U.S. Navy Band

Musician 1st Class Danny Stewart of Laceyville, PA, performs with the U.S. Navy Band Country Current at the Bo Diddley Plaza in Gainesville, FL. More...

Susquehanna County Interfaith Open ‘The Way Back’

Beginning Monday, Sept., 17, The Way Back officially opened for business.  The Way Back is a new furniture department at the Susquehanna County Interfaith and got its name because it’s located in the back of their building and will offer p More...

Troy Sale Barn Presents Living History of Our Past

The Troy Sale Barn will be sponsoring a free History Alive Program on Sunday September 23, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.  “Connecting the Farm to the Forest” will be presented by Rich Pawling. More...

Sports

Popularity of Sportfishing Increasing Across America

For millions of Americans, recreational fishing is more than just a pleasant getaway; it’s a way of life. More...

Pennsylvania Game Land Tours Announced

Pennsylvania Game Commission Northeast Region Director Daniel Figured announced the Northeast Region will host two state game lands wildlife habitat vehicular tours to highlight habitat enhancements, infrastructure improvements and hunting opportunit More...

Familiar Faces Top Field

D4, Beers, Fessler Take Top Honors

The French have a saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” While the course for the 15th North Branch Triathlon was shortened for the cyclists because of flood-damaged roads, almost nothing changed at the top of the More...

Education

Kasper Part of Record High Lebanon Valley College Enrollment

Nicholas Kasper of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, was one of a record-breaking 518 new students arriving at Lebanon Valley College this fall, exceeding last year’s incoming student group, which was then the largest in the College’s history. More...

Five Wyalusing Girls are OYW Finalists

Representing Wyalusing Valley High School in this year’s Outstanding Young Woman competition in Towanda on Saturday, Sept. 29, are the following five candidates.  More...

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