10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties in 2019

by: Nancy Bishop Nestled in picturesque northeastern Pennsylvania near the Pocono Mountains, Columbia & Montour counties offer things to do to satisfy everyone – from the outdoor enthusiast to the history buff. Here are my top 10, in no particular order: Ricketts Glen State Park Montour Preserve Knoebels Amusement Resort Historic Covered Bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties Covered Bridge …

Take a Trip Down the River Rat Brew Trail

by Nancy Bishop   If you like trying craft beers, then you will definitely want to venture out on the River Rat Brew Trail. Not only will you find great beer – I particularly like the Pack Dog Peanut Butter Ale with its hint of roasted peanuts at Marley’s in Bloomsburg (that had me hooked from my first sip at …

Finding Romantic Things to Do With Your Sweetheart

by Nancy Bishop   Ahhh, February. It’s Valentine’s month and you know you want to do something better than the usual card and candy for your sweetheart. Lucky for you, there are a number of options in the Columbia & Montour Counties area that are sure to please. Wine and Chocolate Week Who could go wrong with wine and chocolate? …

Try Ice Fishing This Winter!

by Nancy Bishop If you’re still yearning to be fishing even during this winter’s cold weather and snow, you might want to give ice fishing a try. With the right clothes and gear, you might even like it better than fishing on a hot summer day. Columbia and Montour counties offer a number of great ice-fishing locations, according to one …

2019 Wine & Chocolate Week

This February, treat your sweetheart to a romantic outing filled with wine and chocolate. The “Wine & Chocolate Week” in Columbia & Montour Counties is a great way to celebrate the Valentine’s Day season with a loved one or significant other. From Friday, February 8th through Sunday, February 17th, five area wineries will offer special chocolate pairings with their wines, and participants …

2019 Early Bird Sports Expo

The 31st Annual Early Bird Sports Expo is quickly approaching!  The show will take place at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on January 24-27, 2019.  The doors will open starting on Thursday, Jan 24th at 4 PM. Parking is free. The hours of the show are:  Thursday 4 PM – 9 PM, Friday 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturday 10 AM – …

Email Safety Tips from MePush

From MePush EMAIL SAFETY TIPS – A MUST READ FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE Unfortunately, email has become the biggest concern regarding virus related incidents.  While there are measures in place to catch most viruses (spam filters and antivirus) the easiest way to prevent them is through proper handling of spam/malicious email. I will assume that most of you receive spam email.  …

YMCA New Year’s Eve 5K Run

Lace up those running shoes – the Bloomsburg Area YMCA is getting ready for their annual New Year’s Eve Run! All proceeds will benefit Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility in the Bloomsburg community, including LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, an evidence-based program supporting cancer survivors throughout our community.  This year, they’re going further than ever before and invite participants …

Briggs Farm Blue Festival Lineup Being Set

Briggs Farm Blues Festival in Nescopeck, PA has confirmed several headliner acts – Donna the Buffalo and Southern Avenue – to play at the 2019 festival. The festival will run for four days: Thursday July 11, Friday July 12, Saturday July 13, & Sunday July 14, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at the Briggs Farm Blues Festival website. It may be …

Covered Bridge Merchandise Available for the Holidays

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau recently received a number of Covered Bridge related items from both the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society and also the Columbia County Covered Bridge Association.  All items are currently available at the Welcome Center (121 Papermill Road, Bloomsburg) while supplies last.  Items can be purchased at the Welcome Center during normal business hours, 8:30 AM – …