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We’ve recently transitioned from our traditional printed calendar of events booklets to a quarterly digital magazine, which will be sent directly to your email inbox every three months, once it’s ready to share. It will include events listings for our area (much like you would have found in the quarterly calendar of events booklets), but also some featured stories and …

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 …

“Ukulele Alive!” comes to The Exchange

Have you always wanted to learn to play an instrument but thought you were too unmusical to learn?Join Mary Knysh in this innovative approach to learning to play ukulele that is designed to teach you in theway that brain researchers say we learn best: through rhythm, movement, and creative play. “Ukulele Alive!” is a three-session, whole-brain-learning course designed to make …

2022 Wine & Chocolate Trail Announced

Enjoy a sweet journey through the wineries of Columbia & Montour Counties this Valentine’s season with that special someone, or with your go-to group of friends! From February 11-20, visit eight participating wineries and enjoy special wine & chocolate features for a chance to win wine-themed prize baskets. From Friday, February 11th through Sunday, February 20th, trail-goers can travel from …

MARC Announces New Chillisquaque Creek Watershed Mapping

The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) is pleased to announce the release of a new map and web page dedicated to the Chillisquaque Creek Watershed, available on MARC’s website (also embedded at the end of this article). Blessed with abundant natural resources and more than 300 years of recorded settlement history, the Chillisquaque Creek Watershed is rich in history and …

Catawissa Creek Up for River of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn recently announced the public voting for Pennsylvania River of the Year, with four waterways nominated throughout the state. “The value of our waterways has shined brighter than ever during this pandemic as people have visited Pennsylvania’s river and streams in unprecedented numbers seeking the natural refuge they supply,” Dunn …

Columbia-Montour Holiday Happenings

November 25, 2021 – December 5, 2021 The Holiday Season Kicks off! The holidays are a great time of year to spend time with friends and family. If your Thanksgiving travels bring you into Columbia & Montour Counties in the next month, there are plenty of great events and area activities planned that will provide fun for the whole family, …

Celebrating Berwick Christmas Boulevard’s 75th Anniversary

by Nancy Bishop The year was 1946. World War II was over, the Allies helped to victory by the Stuart tanks manufactured in Berwick at American Car & Foundry. The men and women who had served in the Armed Forces had come home. There was much to celebrate. That year Maynard Johnson, publisher of the Berwick Enterprise newspaper and a …

Covered Bridge Festival to Return October 6-9, 2022

BLOOMSBURG, PA – Next year’s dates have been finalized for the Covered Bridge & Arts Festival, a popular area event organized each year by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau. The 2022 festival will take place Thursday, October 6th through Sunday, October 9th at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. The Covered Bridge & Arts Festival will be celebrating its 40th year in 2022. At …

Witch Way to the Wine: Halloween Wine Tour

It’s the spookiest time of year but a visit to the wineries of Columbia & Montour Counties will be so sweet! This Halloween season, visit 10 area wineries and enjoy wine tastings with special Halloween candy pairings. From October 23-31, visit all ten participating wineries on a special Wine & Witches Trail and get your wine trail ticket authorized. Once …

Visitors Bureau Releases New Covered Bridge Passport Program

October 1, 2021 BLOOMSBURG, PA – The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce a brand new mobile passport initiative featuring the historic covered bridges of Columbia & Montour Counties.  The passport program is free to sign up and encourages both visitors from outside the region and locals alike to get out and experience the area’s 25 covered bridges.  Once …

Weis Center Announces In-Person Season

The Weis Center’s 2021-22 line-up includes a diverse schedule of nearly 30 live performances designed to inspire your mind, energize your body and restore your heart. Performances will include music from Bali, Venezuela, West Africa, Mexico, and Colombia, plus classical music, Americana and roots music, modern dance from three acclaimed companies, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Seven performances are free. Tickets for fall …