10 Things to Do in Columbia & Montour Counties This Year

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 …

Support Small Business – Shop Festival Vendors!

by Nancy Bishop Even though the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival won’t be happening this year, you can still support the vendors who would have been there if not for COVID-19 cancelling the October event normally held at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Many of the Festival vendors make their living from the stands they set up at fairs and festivals around …

Bloomsburg Fair Vendors Around Town

From susquehannavalley.blogspot.com Local businesses throughout Bloomsburg will be hosting a variety of fair vendors between September 25th & October 3rd. There are plans for more than fifteen locations to host food vendors. Visit them all and support your favorite food vendor this fall! To find a constantly evolving list of vendors and their locations, please visit this article from Susquehanna Valley …

Enjoy Your Veggies at Danville’s PB&J Bar

by Nancy Bishop Eat your veggies! Seems like we’re hearing that advice from everywhere these days – TV news, social media, magazines, newspapers. Even your mother! (Of course, that’s what she’s been saying ever since you were a toddler…) If you’re a real meat-lover, that can be daunting advice. You know you should, but that hamburger or steak cooked on …

Missing the Covered Bridge Festival? Shop the Vendors Online!

by Nancy Bishop Were you looking forward to attending this year’s Covered Bridge Festival in October at Knoebels Amusement Resort? If you were disappointed to learn the Festival is another of COVID-19’s victims because you wanted to shop at the hundreds of craft and food vendors, then you’re in luck. You can shop them online! – CHECK OUT THE FULL …

Take it To-Go – Summertime is Picnic Time!

by Nancy Bishop It’s summertime. Time to grab a picnic and head to the outdoors! The days are sunny and hot. Take the family and get out of the house. But what if you don’t want to go to the fuss and work of putting a picnic meal together, making it something the whole family will like and then packing …

Update on Danville Heritage Fireworks

Information from the Danville Business Alliance UPDATE REGARDING FIREWORKS IN DANVILLE/RIVERSIDE: There WILL be fireworks this year in Danville on Saturday, July 18, 2020 beginning at approximately 9:15 PM as part of the Danville Heritage Festival & Celebrate Danville weekend. Fireworks will be set off behind the English Garden in Riverside and will be visible over the river. This year’s …

Van Wagner: In Love With Pennsylvania

by Nancy Bishop It’s hard to think about history in this area without having the name Van Wagner come to mind. His bio is a simple one: Van Wagner. Born in Pennsylvania. Lives in Pennsylvania. Makes music. Mined coal. Logged trees. Teaches kids. In his music and his writing, Van gives voice to the history and beauty of the region. …

Liquor History – Made in Benton

By Nancy Bishop Remember the ‘70s song “American Pie” by Don McLean? Then, if you’re like me, the lyrics “Drove my Chevy to the Levee…And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye…” are probably still playing in your head. But did you know that Benton can claim a piece of history with its own rye? Although it largely …

History Can Help Pass Stay Home Time

by Nancy Bishop Stuck at home and looking for things to do? How about a virtual look at some of the interesting historical places in Columbia and Montour counties? One of the interesting places I found is the old Danville Railroad Station. Now home to the Buckley’s Carpet & Linoleum at 502 Railroad Street and Walnut Street, the station began …

A View from the Trenches

By Eric Cipcic, CRNA, PHRN, MSNFrom the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport April Newsletter Newsletter coordinated by BJ Teichman, Airport Coordinator & Dave Ruckle, PilotEmails: airportcoordinator@bloomsburgpa.org; ruckleds@yahoo.com“Dave and I have always encouraged pilots to participate in the N13 newsletter. In the spirit of that we share the article below submitted by Eric Cipcic.“ Greetings fellow pilots and aviation enthusiasts! Well, here we …