Temporary Trail Closures at Montour Preserve

NOTICE: MONTOUR PRESERVE TRAIL AND PAVILION CLOSURES TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17 The Montour Area Recreation Commission (MARC) on Wednesday, August 17, will post temporary closures of portions of several trails and one pavilion at the Montour Preserve. These temporary closures are being made to protect visitor safety while Talen Energy and its subsidiaries continue the construction of a new …

Red Baraat Kicks Off Weis Center’s Season

The Weis Center’s 35th Anniversary season will kick-off on Friday, August 26 at 6 p.m. with a free concert by global fusion/brass band Red Baraat on the Weis Center Plaza. The rain location is the Weis Center Concert Hall. Tickets are not required. Patrons are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets. The Exchange’s Art Cart will be on site …

Reclamation of Bloomsburg’s Old Rosemont Cemetery

Community Bulletin, by Alex Dubil Be a part of a community attempt to revitalize this forgotten piece of history where the people that built Bloomsburg rest. I ask the residents of Bloomsburg, descendants of those buried in Old Rosemont and those beyond Bloomsburg, if so inclined to join me to revitalize this asset.  Yes that is right, asset.  Not only …

Bloomsburg’s ArtFest Returns August 20th

August, 2022 Dedicated to bringing the arts to all communities throughout our region, The Exchange again presents Columbia County’s biggest one-day outdoor art-and-music event of the year. The 14th annual ArtFest will take place on Saturday, August 20th from 10 AM to 5 PM, in its convenient and attractive location on the Square in downtown Bloomsburg, surrounding the fountain and …

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Greenway Photo Contest

Grab your phone or your camera and submit your best shot in the 11th Annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest: Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna. This free-to-enter photo contest offers individuals of all ages and ability levels the opportunity to go outside, explore, and capture—via photography—the many landscapes, resources, and towns along the Susquehanna Greenway.  Cash Prizes will be awarded to the first through third place winners …

Exchange Gallery Seeks Work for “SITEexchange”

Contact: Oren B. Helbok, 570-317-2596, Exchange@ExchangeArts.org What place in our region means the most to you?  One of our state parks?  Your special place along the Susquehanna River or deep in the woods?  A public historic site?  Where you had your first kiss? We want YOU to participate in SITEexchange, a public art project conceived by artist Cindi Hron and …

Finding a Farm Experience: Goats Will Steal Your Heart!

by Nancy Bishop Finally, after what seemed like an endless winter, it looked like Spring. Since my friends were anxious for an outdoor adventure, off we headed to Barakah Heritage Farm near Benton. Although the farm offers a variety of great tours and educational experiences, as soon as Joanne from our little group heard that you could get up close …

Shoppers’ Shuttle Brings Transportation Option to Danville

Community and business officials gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Downtown Danville Shoppers’ Shuttle on Monday, May 9. The shuttle program will provide free transportation throughout the Danville area to community members and visitors. The shuttle runs weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Riders will be picked up and dropped off at various locations throughout Danville including …

Celebrating Earth Day: Thank a Tree!

by Nancy Bishop Trees. All you have to do is look around this area to understand what earned the state the name Pennsylvania — literally meaning “Penn’s Woods.” But did you know that some of the biggest trees in the state can be found right here in our area? From the state’s largest white cedar tree – found in Montour …