New Digital Quarterly Magazine Coming in 2021

With a new year comes some changes in how we reach you, our loyal calendar of events subscribers. We’re transitioning 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 …

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 …

Ready, Set, Plant!

by Nancy Bishop After what seems like a very long winter this year, the recent warm weather has brought signs of Spring to our area. And it’s time to start planning – if not planting – that garden. But April can be a changeable month in Northeastern Pennsylvania with some of the worst snowstorms. Remember April 20, 1983, when more …

2021 Fishing Season Kicks Off

Fishing season is here again! Opening Day of Trout season is Saturday, April 3rd. Fishing in Columbia & Montour Counties is a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are all the resources you might need to hit the water this year and have a blast reeling in the big one! TIME: 8 AMMINIMUM SIZE: 7 inchesFISHING HOURS: 24 …

Quick Guide to Paddling the Susquehanna River

by Alana Jajko, Director of Communications – Susquehanna Greenway Partnership With the arrival of warmer weather comes increased public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on the water. The Susquehanna River Water Trail is a treasure trove for the paddling and boating public.  Not only is it located right in our backyard, but it has a host of landscapes, history, and …

B.I.D.A. Director Named to Top 25 Women in Business List

from the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal‘s 2021 Top 25 Women in Business Kelly O’Brien, the Executive Director of the Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.), was recently named to the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business. Name: Kelly O’BrienTitle: Executive DirectorCompany: Berwick Industrial Development AssociationAddress: 107 S. Market Street, Berwick “No matter what you are doing – do your best, …

Fair Food Foul Play: A BTE Murder Mystery

Bloomsburg –  Starting April 1st, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Fair Food Foul Play: A BTE Murder Mystery on Zoom. “When control of the Deep Fried Duncans TM empire comes up for grabs, a cast of oddball characters angle for glory, each harboring a potential motive for murder. In this uniquely participatory format, audience members become investigators, forming a team …

Tracing History: The Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

by Nancy Bishop Approaching Berwick on Route 11, you can’t help but notice the huge towers that dominate the landscape. The 540-foot-tall towers belong to Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, also known as the Susquehanna Nuclear Plant. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been more than 50 years since the former Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., now PPL, announced that it …

BTE: The Show Goes On

by Nancy Bishop “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote. And since 1978, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) has been treating this area to that stage. Back in the summer of 1976, a group of actors who had been students at Northwestern University’s theater program in Chicago followed their renowned professor, Alvina Krause, to Bloomsburg when she retired from Northwestern and …

Small Communities Become More Desirable in a COVID-19 World

by: Alana Jajko – Susquehanna Greenway Partnership COVID-19 was the juggernaut of 2020. Not only did it fundamentally transformed our daily lives, but it also shifted where we work, how we educate, and what we do with our spare time. True, the majority of impacts have been negative, but amidst all this upheaval, there is one shift that offers a …

Valentine’s Wine & Chocolate Trail Announced

Published January, 2021 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 5-14, visit six participating wineries and enjoy special wine & chocolate features for a chance to win wine-filled prize baskets. From Friday, February 5th through Sunday, February 14th, trail-goers …

Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Boring!

by Nancy Bishop It’s cold. It’s January. There’s still a pandemic. Tired of staying in the house watching TV?  What is there to do? Well, put on a mask, grab your hand sanitizer and your car keys. There’s still plenty to do while staying safe. Back last March when this all started, we stayed in the house the first week, …