37th Annual Covered Bridge Festival Returns

ELYSBURG – This week, the ever-popular Covered Bridge & Arts Festival returns to Knoebels Amusement Resort. The event is organized by the Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau, and celebrates the region’s beloved covered bridges in a four-day extravaganza. This year’s festival will feature more than 400 crafters and over 35 food vendors.  As it is one of the largest craft festivals …

Montour Preserve Autumn Newsletter Released

The Montour Preserve’s Autumn Newsletter has been released.  The publication provides seasonal updates on events and goings-on at the Preserve for the months of October – December. An update is given on red-tailed hawks, various waterfowl migrations, fall wildflowers, and owl species. There is also a feature on the what to watch for in the fall night sky, including meteor showers …

The 163rd Bloomsburg Fair is Here!

Excited for the Bloomsburg Fair?  The Fair runs from Saturday, September 22nd thru Saturday, September 29th. Updated Admission Information 2018 ADMISSION TO GROUNDS – $8 ADVANCED GATE ADMISSION Available at the Grandstand Ticket Office, Online and at your local Berwick, Bloomsburg and Danville Giant Markets. Single Ticket – $7 8 Individual tickets – $48 – Can be torn apart and distributed …

Atlantic Equipment Specialists Rebrands

Food Service Industry Leader Reveals New Name and Look DANVILLE, PA (September 10, 2018) – Atlantic Equipment Specialists, Inc., a leader in the commercial food service industry, has changed its name to Atlantic Culinary Environments, Inc. Operating under the same leadership group since 1985, Atlantic Culinary Environments, Inc. will continue to move forward in the same direction they began… to …

Knoebels Takes Home Golden Ticket Awards

Visiting Knoebels this weekend? If so, you might be happy to learn that you can ride the WORLD’s best wooden roller coaster, the Phoenix, as voted by Amusement Today’s 2018 Golden Ticket Awards.  The beloved Elysburg resort also took home honors for the world’s best carousel and the best amusement park food.  Plus, it was recognized for several other top five …

Flooding Road Closures

Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in our area today and in the coming days. Below is a list of current road closures. ——————————————————————- As of 3:30 PM (Monday, September 10th), please be advised of the following road closures in Columbia County: Route 1020 (Winding Road) between Route 487 and Ridge Road in Fishing Creek Township is …

Next at BTE: The Explorers Club

The setting is London, 1879.  A stuffy old boys club contemplates admitting their first female member in this wildly funny send-up of science, sexism, and changing times. The Explorers Club is an absurdly clever, satirical farce from the pen of Nell Benjamin (Award-winning writer of Legally Blonde: The Musical).  The show kicks off Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s 41st Season, beginning on …

Covered Bridge Festival Information

UPDATE #1: The full 2018 Covered Bridge Festival Vendor list is here! DOWNLOAD IT NOW to find out which vendors will be at this year’s festival and where your favorites will be located. For more information about the festival or to view the Google Earth file showing where each vendor will be, check out our “Covered Bridge Festival” page. UPDATE #2: …

Wine & Whoopie Pie Trail Announced

This autumn, come to Columbia & Montour counties to enjoy a festive trip through the heart of the Central PA countryside. Along the way, stop at seven fantastic local wineries and participate in this year’s autumn winery event. The “Wine & Whoopie Pie” Trail will kick off on Friday, October 5th and run through Sunday, October 14th. Each winery will …

Benton Business Updates

Benton Business Updates: ——————————————– General Updates: The bridge on the south end of town on Route 487 IS OPEN. There are cleaning supplies and bottled water at the local fire hall. Another truckload is soon due with more supplies. A local family is providing free meals outside the fire hall. Vine Pharmacy: The pharmacy was not flooded and they are operational.  …