“Witch” Comes to Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. – Plays and literature about Faustian bargains of selling one’s soul are as old as time, but in Jen Silverman’s ‘Witch’ the script is turned on its head by the clever Elizabeth, the village outcast who many already believe is a witch. The forces of power, gender, succession, and more drive the play that StageScene LA called “devilishly …

2022 Covered Bridge Photo Contest Returns!

Popular photo contest opens for submissions on April 1st, 2022. Each year, the Visitors Bureau holds a photo contest to produce a 550-piece puzzle featuring one of the area covered bridges. Limited-edition puzzles have been produced the past eleven years and have featured the East & West Paden bridges (multiple times), the Knoebels Bridge, Keefer Mills Bridge, Esther Furnace Bridge, …

Sonia De Los Santos Brings Family-Friendly Music to Weis Center

Mexican-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Sonia De Los Santos will perform on Saturday, April 2 at 1 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is suggested for ages 4+. There will be free all-ages kids’ activities sponsored by the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum from 12-1 p.m. in the Atrium. The performance is sponsored, in part, by the Press …

Renaissance Jamboree Returns, Renamed & Relocated

BLOOMSBURG — Feb. 3rd, 2022 — The Renaissance Jamboree festival returns Saturday, April 30th with a new name, Renaissance Jamboree: Detoured to the River, in honor of its 2022 location in Bloomsburg adjacent to the Susquehanna River on Fort McClure Boulevard. For over 40 years, residents from all over Northeast PA have gathered and celebrated Spring’s return at the annual …

“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 …