Benton Rodeo Celebrating 35th Year

by Nancy Bishop Get ready for a taste of the Old West as the 35th Annual Frontier Days & Championship Rodeo comes to Benton July 16 to 21! Voted one of the best of the more than 65 rodeos east of the Mississippi River by the American Professional Rodeo Association, the event draws cowboys and cowgirls from all over the …

Children’s Museum Announces Adults-Only Gala

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum will host its first-ever “Night at the Museum” Gala on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 6-9 p.m. to benefit the museum’s many exhibits and educational programs. This adults-only gathering will be held on-site: both inside the Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, Bloomsburg and under a tent on Center Street. The Gala is a black tie …

2019 Danville Heritage Festival

Next weekend, the Danville Heritage Festival will again take place throughout the town.  From Friday, July 19th until Sunday, July 21nd, enjoy a unique celebration of our region’s heritage.  The festival is centered around Hess Field and features a series of living history demonstrations on Saturday, July 20st. Throughout the weekend, there will be various events taking place; an iron …

Don’t Miss the “Best Weekend of the Year”

by Nancy Bishop   “The Best Weekend of the Year” – That’s what fans call the Briggs Farm Blues Festival, an annual celebration of the Blues music tradition that’s been going on every year since 1998. Whether you’re in the mood for Mississippi-style Blues, Contemporary Blues or Gospel Blues, you’ll find it at the 22nd Briggs Farm Blues Festival July 11-14. The …

2019 Area Fireworks Schedule!

Below is a list of June & July fireworks displays in Columbia & Montour Counties and the region beyond.   June 29th: Lewisburg, Wolfe Field, 9:30 pm, Rain Date June 30. Mifflinburg, Hidden Valley Camping Resort, dusk, No Rain Date Nanticoke, LCCC, Dusk, Rain Date  June 30 at Dusk July 3rd: Hazleton, City View Park, 9:45 pm Montgomery, Montgomery Park, …

Picture Perfect Locations!

by Nancy Bishop   It’s June – the month for weddings, proms and graduations. And what do those three have in common? That’s right: Photos. Lots of photos. And now you’re looking for the perfect spot to stage your photos. Look no farther than Columbia and Montour counties where there’s an abundance of scenic backdrops for your lifetime memories. Perhaps …

Cool off this Summer at Crystal Pool

by Nancy Bishop It’s a hot summer day, but you’re cool and very happy – you’re floating in fresh mountain stream water in Crystal Pool at Knoebels. And you’re floating in a piece of history! Long before Knoebels was the amazing amusement park it is today, where you’re floating was the local swimming hole on Roaring Creek. In 1828, the …

Knoebels Featured in USA Today’s “10 Best” Voting

Knoebels is back in the spotlight for USA Today’s 2019 10 Best Reader’s Choice Awards.  The popular local attraction has garnered national recognition with several nominations in this year’s Theme Parks/Waterparks voting categories. Knoebels is a top 20 nominee for “Best Roller Coaster” in the country, “Best Amusement Park Restaurant” in the country, and “Best Amusement Park” in the country. …

Don’t Miss Covered Bridge Tour & Photo Contest!

by Nancy Bishop   If you love covered bridges – or haven’t seen the ones in Columbia & Montour counties – you need to sign up now for the upcoming Covered Bridge Tour on Saturday, May 18. But hurry and sign up – there are only a few seats left on the bus. To reserve seats for the bus tour, …

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 …