2017 Area Easter Egg Hunts

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Below is a list of this week’s area Easter Egg Hunts!

Wednesday, April 12

BERWICK — Easter celebration, 6-8 p.m., Berwick YMCA, 231 W. Third St., crafts, Easter Bunny, refreshments, for age 11 and under; accepting donation for food pantry.

Friday, April 14

NESCOPECK TWP. — Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Nescopeck Township Fire Company, Zenith Road, for township children ages 2-10.

Saturday, April 15

BERWICK — Berwick Elks Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., special-needs children; 12:30 p.m. for all other children, Salem Elementary School track.

BERWICK — West Berwick Hose Company Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Ber-Vaughn Park softball field, children up to age 12.

BERWICK — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Berwick Christian Church, 701 E. Fifth St., age 12 and under.

BLOOMSBURG — Sons of the American Legion Squadron 273 annual Easter Egg Hunt, Bloomsburg Town Park, 10 a.m., age 10 and under.

BRIAR CREEK TWP. —Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Summerhill Fire Company carnival grounds,422 Summerhill Road, Berwick,for Briar Creek Township children age 12 and under.

DANVILLE — East End Fire Co./Mahoning Township Fire Dept. Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Maria Hall on the campus of St. Cyril, off of Academy Avenue/Railroad Street, for ages 12 and under.

ELYSBURG — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Knoebels Amusement Resort parking lot, for children up to age 10, sponsored by Elysburg Rotary Club; bring basket.

ESPY — Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m., Espy Fire Company hall; fire company canvassing for donations beginning April 10.

HEMLOCK TWP. —Buckhorn Fire Company Easter Egg Hunt, Fernville Park, 10 a.m.

JERSEYTOWN — Jerseytown Ladies Aid Easter Egg Hunt, open to the community, 1:30 p.m., Madison Township Community Center, for up to age 12.

LIGHTSTREET — Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Lightstreet Fire Company carnival grounds.

MILLVILLE – Sons of American Legion Easter Egg Hunt, 1 p.m., Millville Town Park, ages 12 and under.

MILLVILLE — The Gardens at Millville Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., 48 Haven Lane, ages 2-12.

MILTON – Special Needs Easter Egg Hunt at Kohl’s Stony Hill Tree Farm. Again, this year Kohl’s will pair up with Kidswork Therapy Center to offer this enjoyable egg hunt. There will be a separate area set up for those in wheelchairs, and eggs will be placed on traffic cones so the individuals can retrieve the eggs themselves. Local businesses will be donating prizes.
Ages up to 10 will start at 1:00 pm
Ages 11 to 16 will start at 1:30 pm
Ages 16 and up starts at 2:30 pm

MOUNT PLEASANT TWP. — Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Mount Pleasant Community Center, 558 Millertown Road, ages 10 and under.

ORANGEVILLE — Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Orangeville Fire Company carnival grounds, up to age 12.

Sunday, April 16

LIME RIDGE — Lime Ridge Fire Company Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., Columbia Park, age 12 and under.

Bloom Vet Now Open Later for Emergencies

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Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital’s Emergency Clinic is now open until 10 p.m. Monday through Friday for pet related emergencies.  These extended hours come along with a brand new emergency room that opened last week at the hospital.

The hospital offers these extended emergency hours in efforts to continue to serve clients and their pets in their time of need.

The following guidelines allow us to offer these additional services in a safe and effective manner.

  •  Clients are required to call and alert the staff that they will be making their way to the hospital.
  • There will be no over-the-counter sales or prescription medication pick-ups after 7:00 p.m.

  • Clients arriving for an appointment after 7:00 p.m. will be asked to wait in their vehicles.  Please call the hospital upon arrival to check-in and a team member will escort you into the hospital when they are available and ready for the patient.
  • There will be 24-hour care for hospitalized patients Monday through Friday, however, there will be no emergencies or appointments seen after 10:00 p.m.

*Please note this does not affect their regularly scheduled hours on Saturday and they will continue to be closed on Sunday.

Hampton Inn in Bloomsburg Wins Lighthouse Award

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The Hampton Inn by Hilton in Bloomsburg, under the ownership and management of Millett Hospitality Inc., has been recognized with the prestigious Lighthouse Award for 2016.  This award signifies that the Hampton Inn in Bloomsburg is a top performing hotel.  Out of more than 2,200 Hampton Hotels, the Hampton Inn in Bloomsburg is in the top five percent in the Hampton Inn brand.

This is the third year in a row that the Hampton Inn in Bloomsburg has received this honor. Hampton Hotels are ranked based upon guest surveys and Hilton Quality Assurance Inspection scores.

The Hampton Inn in Bloomsburg offers great amenities such as an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, fitness center, business center and meeting room. Complimentary features include Hampton’s “On the House” hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and the award-winning Hilton Honors guest loyalty program.  Most notably, the Hampton Inn has a friendly approach to customer service, called “Hamptonality”.  Staff members try to anticipate the needs of every guest and provide suggestions for local dining, attractions and things to do in the Bloomsburg area.

“Our entire team is honored to accept this award for the third year in a row,” said Tara Thomas, General Manager. “Every day we are dedicated to providing our guests with friendly and helpful service.  We want every guest to leave Bloomsburg with an exceptional travel experience.”

For more information about this award-winning hotel, please visit www.bloomsburg.hamptoninn.com.

CMVB Supports Monarch Red Carpet

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The Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau is proud to support the efforts of the Monarch Red Carpet campaign!


Covered Bridge Photo Contest Now Open!

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Each year, the Visitors Bureau holds a photo contest to produce a 500-piece puzzle featuring one of the area covered bridges. Limited-edition puzzles have been produced the past six years and have featured the East & West Paden bridges (2 times), the Knoebels Bridge, Keefer Mills Bridge, Esther Furnace Bridge, and most recently, the Stillwater Bridge.

The 2017 photo contest is now open. Individuals who have photos of one of the counties’ 25 covered bridges are encouraged to submit them for a chance to have their photo featured as the 2017 Covered Bridge Puzzle. Each photographer is permitted to submit up to FOUR of their covered bridge photographs. All entries will be judged primarily on their superior quality, composition, and lighting. Photos from all four seasons are encouraged.

Entries can be emailed to Shane Kiefer, Director of Marketing at skiefer@cmvb.com. No entries will be accepted after June 1st. Photos should be high quality and should be no smaller than 1000 x 1000 pixels. Submitted photos should be labeled as follows: LastName_BridgeName_2017.jpg. The overall winner and several honorable mentions will be announced following the final submission deadline. Email with further questions.

Covered Bridge Bus Tour Unveiled

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Have you longed to see many of the nineteenth-century covered bridges Columbia County has to offer, but didn’t want to travel off the beaten path alone?  If you are looking for a delightful and informative day touring our historic covered bridges, please join the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau for its fourth annual Covered Bridge Bus Tour on Saturday, May 20th.

Hop on the bus at the Visitors Bureau office at 121 Papermill Road in Bloomsburg to begin a historical adventure. Guests can unwind as the guided ride meanders through the picturesque Central Pennsylvania countryside to visit 13 of the area’s covered bridges.  Symbols of small-town America, these covered bridges coax travelers off the beaten path to explore little streams and forgotten dirt roads. At each stop, there will be opportunities for leisurely exploration and for taking photographs. Enjoy a picnic lunch provided by the Visitors Bureau at one of the only two twin covered bridges in the United States.

The entire outing costs $25 per person. The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and end around 3:30 p.m. back at the Visitors Bureau. For more information about the Covered Bridge Bus Tour or to reserve your spot on the bus, please call the Visitors Bureau Welcome Center at 570-784-8279. Seats sell out quickly, so do not wait until the last minute to reserve.

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau believes that tourism is critical to the economic well-being of the region and will continue to market, promote and support our local communities.  In recent years, the tourism industry generated $4.2 billion in state and local taxes.  Tourism benefits all Pennsylvanians… a successful tourism industry generates enough taxes for the Commonwealth’s budget to reduce the tax liability of each household by $855 each year.

For more information about the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, and all the things to see and do in the area, please visit www.iTourColumbiaMontour.com or like them on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/iTourCM.

Wine & Chocolate Week Winners

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PRIZE BASKET WINNERS ANNOUNCED! All winners have been notified with a separate email. Congratulations, and thanks to all who participated this year – we hope everyone had a great time.

Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider – Melanie, Danville
Elk Mountain Winery Outlet at Stoney Acres – Tammy, Milton
Freas Farm Winery – Nicole, Orangeville
O’Donnell Winery, L.L.C. – Jamie, Northumberland
Pickering Winery – Orangeville Location – Debbie, Berwick
Red Shale Ridge Vineyards in Danville – Audrey, Bloomsburg
Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyards in Danville – Lisa, Northumberland
Three Dogs Vino – Ruthann, Scranton
GRAND PRIZE WINNER – Cindy, Elysburg

Wine & Chocolate Week Continues!

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau News

A Wine & Chocolate Trail is currently happening at participating Columbia and Montour county wineries, from now until February 19th. The occasion makes for a perfect day trip or weekend excursion for sweethearts or groups of friends. What’s more romantic than discovering a new favorite red or white paired with delectable chocolates?

Trail travelers are also eligible to win one of nine prize baskets if they visit all eight participating wineries during the specified period. Each winery will be offering a gift basket and will also donate a bottle of wine to be placed into one grand prize basket. There is no cost to participate in this event, but tasting fees may apply depending on the winery. To get started, simply pick up a free wine and chocolate ticket at the first winery you visit. You’ll need to fill out half the ticket and turn it in to the winery right away. Next, travel to each subsequent winery with the other half of the ticket. Enjoy the exquisite wine and chocolate pairings as you go and be sure to get your ticket stamped at each winery. At your last winery visit, turn in the completed ticket and be entered to win one of the nine fantastic prize baskets.

All wineries will be open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during the duration of the event, in addition to normal posted hours. Please visit individual wineries’ websites for their hours of operation.

Participating wineries are: Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider Winery, Elk Mountain Winery Outlet at Stoney Acres, Freas Farm Winery, O’Donnell Winery LLC, Pickering Winery, Red Shale Ridge Vineyards, Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyard, and Three Dogs Vino. Spend a day or the whole week tasting exquisite wines and chocolate pairings and give that special someone a Valentine’s Day to remember!

For directions to each winery or for further information about the Wine and Chocolate Week, please visit the Visitors Bureau’s website or call 800-847-4810. Also, be sure to download the official Visitors Bureau mobile app for portable wine trail directions and information about each winery.

Knoebels Hosting March Job Fair

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Looking for a seasonal job? Knoebels Amusement Resort is looking to add approximately 800 new seasonal team members, and is hosting their annual Job Fair next month.  Interested individuals are invited to the Elysburg Fire Hall on Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. to chat with representatives from each park department, fill out an application, and schedule an interview.

Prior to the event, attendees are encouraged to also check out Knoebels’ online job portal to view job descriptions and fill out an online application.  While Knoebels is primarily seeking team members aged 16 and older, there are a limited number of positions available for workers aged 14 and 15. School-aged workers are required to have working papers when hired. School-aged team members are also encouraged to apply for the Knoebels scholarship program.

In addition to a regular paycheck, team members are offered plenty of added benefits such as exclusive employee events, a park exchange program which allows employees to visit a number of other parks free of charge, and tickets and food coupons for select weeks.