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 …

Farmers Markets, A Sure Sign of Spring!

By Nancy Bishop Everywhere you look these days, there’s another article telling you that a diet high in veggies and fruit is good for your health, confirming that your mother was right when she said “Eat your veggies.” And, it’s also the era of the farm-to-table movement. At its most basic, farm-to-table means that the food on the table came …

Knoebels Opening Weekend 2019

Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA will be opening for the season on Saturday, April 27th.  The park will be open from 12 PM to 6 PM, and will feature a “BOGO” Buy one, get one special on handstamps.  Buy one Ride All Day Pass, Get one FREE (of equal or less value). Pricing for the “Ride All Day” pass …

Storm Road Closures

Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in our area and the surrounding region today, and in the coming days due to storm damage. Below is a list of current road closures. ——————————————————————- As of 3:00 PM (Tuesday, April 16th), please be advised of the following road closures in Columbia County: Route 42 from Route 254 in Millville …

Music and Art Await You at The Exchange

by Nancy Bishop   One of the hidden gems in the area if you love Blues and Folk music like I do is The Listening Room that happens every month at The Exchange in Bloomsburg. Housed in a small storefront on Main Street in Bloomsburg, The Exchange is dedicated to bringing the arts to all people in communities throughout the region. The …

Spring is Fishing Time in Columbia County

by Nancy Bishop   Finally! It’s Spring!! And if it’s Spring, can the opening day of trout season be far behind? Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny Spring day and you’re standing along Fishing Creek near the bridge into the Scout camp near Benton. It’s quiet except for the occasional call of a bird and the sound of the rushing …

Area Easter Egg Hunts 2019

Below, please find a list of our area Easter Egg Hunts for 2019! The list will be updated as more are egg hunts are announced.   Sunday, April 7 BERWICK – Berwick Youth Football League Easter Egg Hunt at Test Track Park, S. Eaton St., Berwick, 2:00 PM; children up to age 14.   Saturday, April 13 BLOOMSBURG – Easter …

Don’t Miss Out on Restaurant Week 2019!

by Nancy Bishop   Feeling the winter blues? Don’t despair – Spring is almost here even if it doesn’t look that way outside in this part of Pennsylvania just yet. And with the promise of Spring also comes a chance to get out and enjoy Restaurant Week 2019 happening March 29 – April 7. There are 23 restaurants participating this …

2019 Covered Bridge Photo Contest

For the past several years, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau has held a photo contest geared specifically toward the 25 historic covered bridges in the area. This year’s contest is currently open for submissions, and photos will be accepted for consideration until June 1st.  Individuals who have taken photos of one of the counties’ covered bridges are encouraged to enter. There …

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? …