Area Business Updates
54 Pennsylvania counties have now returned to the "green phase", including Columbia and Montour. We'd encourage you to continue supporting local businesses during this time, and please review some of the updates we've received lately from many of our partner businesses. Please note that this information is constantly evolving, so please be sure to check with each business prior to traveling to ensure you have the most current details.
- UPDATE FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE -
Update from 6/22
Gov. Wolf announced 12 more counties will go green on June 26. These counties include Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Erie, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia and Susquehanna.
- Philadelphia County met the criteria and will move to the state’s green phase on June 26; however, local officials will maintain some additional restrictions until July 3.
- The only county that remains in yellow after June 26 is Lebanon County.
Pennsylvania is utilizing a three-phase matrix to determine when counties and/or regions are ready to begin easing some restrictions on work, congregate settings, and social interactions. View Governor's Wolf's phased reopening plan for Pennsylvania. View the and contact tracing plans.
Elementary and secondary schools in the state’s yellow and green phases may resume in-person instruction and activities beginning July 1 under a phased reopening approach. Postsecondary institutions and adult basic education programs, effective June 5, to begin in-person instruction immediately following the development of a health and safety plan outlining strategies for safe operations. View the preliminary reopening guidance.
Businesses in the Commonwealth that are permitted to conduct in-person operations during the disaster emergency must take precautions to protect their employees, their employees’ families, and their communities as a whole. View the business guidance and business FAQ.
It is important that as many people as possible wear a nonmedical or homemade mask when leaving their homes. View instructions for how to make a homemade mask
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Restaurants, Brewpubs & Wineries
Berwick Brewing Company
We’re excited to announce we will be OPEN FOR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR DINING beginning this Friday (06/12)
Seating will be available inside the pub (at 50% capacity) and outside in the Biergarten.
We’ve also adjusted indoor & outdoor dining hours:
Friday: 11:30 - 10:00
Saturday: 1:00 - 10:00
Sunday: 1:00 - 7:00
Tuesday-Thursday: 3:00 - 10:00
As always, the kitchen closes an hour earlier than the pub.
We will be operating at 50% capacity under the CDC’s social distancing guidelines. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Children are always welcome, but must remain at the table.
We’re looking forward to seeing you again. (as of 6/15)
Blind Pig Kitchen - Bloomsburg
Beginning Friday, June 19th, we will be able to offer in-restaurant dining.
We will be offering one seating on Fridays and two seatings on Saturdays with a prix fixe menu.
Seatings on Fridays at 6pm and Saturdays at 5pm and 7:30pm.
Seating is VERY limited due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Price is $75 per person (all inclusive, byob).
Vegetarian menu available upon request with 48 hours advance notice.
Reservations: e-mail us email@example.com (as of 6/16)
Brennan's Big Chill - Bloomsburg
We are happy to announce we will be reopening Saturday, May 23rd under our TEMPORARY new normal with the following changes:
Hours 2 to 9 every day.
Rosie, our cow will remain inside following CDC Guidelines.
Our flavors will be listed on our outside windows.
We are so sorry but we will not be able to take orders by phone or social media.
We are looking forward to seeing you.
The Big Chill will remain Take Out Only, because of space and occupancy restrictions. Safety and customer confidence are always our highest priority. We will continue to follow CDC Guidelines. We thank you for your support and cooperation. (as of 6/16)
Cherokee Tap Room - Riverside/Danville
We are doing dine in and outdoor seating. (as of 6/16)
Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider - Benton
Open Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12-6 PM - cider and kombucha available. Call 570-974-1944 for details, or stop in at 4360 Red Rock Road in Benton - open with masks. (as of 7/13)
Freas Farm Winery - Berwick
Now offering free delivery within 25 miles!!! Place your order by 3PM and get same day delivery! Order online. Also, Berwick location is open for take out and curbside service on Friday 4-7 PM, Saturday 12-6 PM, and Sunday 1-5 PM. We have Wine Slushie bags to go so you can enjoy your favorites at home. **Remember that someone 21 or older must there to sign for the delivery! Wine also available at Forks Farm Market, Rohrbach's Farm Market, and the Forge Pub & Eatery in downtown Berwick for purchase with takeout orders.
The Iron Fork - Danville
(as of 6/16)
Jamison City Hotel Bar & Restaurant
You’ve been stuck inside to long, we are now in the green. Call (570) 925-5084 for reservations. * ** No parties larger then 4** (as of 6/16)
LT Evans Eatery & Draft House - Danville
IN-HOUSE DINING is open. WE ARE CLEANED, STOCKED AND READY. Reservations suggested as our capacity has changed. Pickup and delivery still available. Our patio is now open for outside dining. (as of 6/16)
Marley's Brewery & Grille - Bloomsburg - Updated 6/16
Please note our current hours are Tuesday-Sunday 11am-9pm / CLOSED MONDAY.
We hope we can return to regular hours, service, and capacity soon, but thanks again for your patience and patronage during this time. We’re working hard to provide customers with a safe and comfortable experience!
Morris Family Restaurants in Berwick, Bloomsburg, & Briar Creek - Updated 6/16
Well everyone it’s finally that time!
Mark your calendars and save the date!
This Friday June 12th we will be reopening
for dine in and take out!!
We can’t wait we are all super excited and hope you are to.
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL SOON!!!
Nickle Plate Bar & Grill - Elysburg - Updated 6/16
Old Forge Brewing Company - Danville
We are happy to announce that we can reopen to dine in seating in accordance with Montour County moving into the green phase. We will adhere to CDC requirements and will have limited capacity, menu, and hours. The dinning room will be open Tuesday-Thursday 11am-9pm and Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm. Please observe our posted guidelines.
We look forward to serving you again. Stay safe and drink local. (as of 6/16)
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery - Danville & Bloomsburg
Our dining room is open! Or call us to place your takeout order @ 570-275-1529 (as of 6/16)
Pine Barn Inn Restaurant - Danville
We are very excited to announce that Pine Barn Inn's Restaurant and Tavern will be reopening this Friday (5/29) as our county moves into the green phase. Please keep an eye out for more details, we will update you as we know more! #HospitalityStrong #faithsalad
Playa Cancun Mexican Restaurant - Bloomsburg
We are open 11-8pm with 50% inside dining!! Outside seating also open come and enjoy a delicious margarita!! (as of 6/16)
Profile Coffee & Roasters - Elysburg
Open Wednesdays - Saturdays from 8 AM - 2 PM. (Updated as of 4/27)
A couple of details:
1. We ask all of our customers to wear a mask in the building.
2. We will still be providing Curb-side Pickup! Call in and tell us what you are driving, and we can bring the food to your vehicle!
3. We will not be carrying any lunch food items. However, we will have Bagels that you can get toasted with spreads.
4. There will still be no seating in-house allowed during this pandemic.
5. We prefer you utilize the back door during business hours.
6. Feel free to still place pre-orders as we have been doing the past couple weeks!
We will also be selling pounds of coffee at Cherokee Tap Room and Grill during their take out nights. Call ahead, order your coffees (by the pound), order your food to go, and pick up some beer. Order online at profilecoffeeandroasters.com.
Quaker Steak & Lube - Bloomsburg
We are still working with a limited menu for the time being.
Bar seats are available, but limited
Come out and say 'Hello!', we've missed you!
RC's Bar & Grill - Benton
We are back to operating 7 days a week (11-8) but the hours will be changing so keep an eye out for that announcement in the next few days! Though it will all be a learning process and due to following the guidelines we won't be able to pack the place just yet, we can't wait to get back to somewhat normal and open our doors to you all.
Thank you all for your support through this very tough time. There are still some mountains ahead to get over, but thanks to you all, we have made it this far. You rock!
Red Shale Ridge Vineyards Outlet - Danville
River Rat Brew Trail
Summer Passports are currently available for pre-order! There will be nine participating breweries for 2020, including several new stops. This year's passport theme is "Hippie Hops" and prizes will feature various tie-dye themes. Passports are $35 and will be valid from JUNE 1 - OCTOBER 31 (Updated from initial May 1 - September 30 dates), pending breweries being able to be open. Learn more.
Rita's Water Ice - Bloomsburg
Open daily from 12-9 PM. Offering two specials: Buy 3 Qts of Ice, Get 1 Free and Buy 3 Pints of Custard, Get 1 Free.
Support local restaurants by ordering take out and get a discount on desert at Rita's by bringing your receipt to Rita's of Bloomsburg. Date on receipt must be from that day or previous day only. Discounts will be for receipts for $10-$25 (10%); $26-$50 (15%) and over $51 (25%). NOTE: Discounts are not in addition to any other discount coupons or cards and apply to only standard menu items.
Visit their website for daily flavors and updates on hours due to weather or holidays.
Rock God Brewing - Danville
We will be open tomorrow (7/17) with Homestead Barbecue LLC in the lot and we will be selling 4-packs to go of your favorite Rock God beers and filling growlers. We will be looking at other options as well and expand our hours as we navigate through this. We will keep you posted. Cheers. (as of 7/16)
Steph's Subs - Bloomsburg
In order to maintain the safety of Steph’s Subs employees, and due to limited space, we are not opening inside dining at this time. This will be a day by day decision. We are still allowing one person at a time and you must wear a mask and practice social distancing. (as of 6/16)
That's Amore Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - Bloomsburg
Turkey Hill Brewing Company - Bloomsburg
SUNDAYS & MONDAYS: CLOSED
TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS:
OPEN - 5:00 till 9:00
FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS:
OPEN - 5:00 till 10:00
Note the change in Days & Opening / Closing times. These will be The Brew Pub hours moving forward for the foreseeable future.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to tread a new path in a changing landscape. (as of 6/23)
Wild For Salmon - Bloomsburg
Starting Wednesday, March 25th, we are going CURBSIDE. You place your order over the phone and we will fill your order, and deliver it to your car when you arrive. Similar to grocery store pickup and our friends at Bloom Naturally. Our team at Wild for Salmon is ready to assist you with your orders. Please call our store to place your order. We are available to accept orders over the phone 8 AM to 5 PM, but please pick up your order during our reduced store hours:
Mondays - Fridays from 12 PM - 5 PM & Saturdays from 12 PM - 3 PM
Wild For Salmon Phone Number: 570-387-0552
Woody's Place - Catawissa
Woody’s is back to business as normal (at least our new form of normal) starting today!
We will have dining INSIDE & OUTSIDE and we will resume regular business hours opening 6am-2pm daily!
You may still call ahead to place Take Out orders but otherwise you can come in and order as you would have prior to COVID. (If you want to sit outside please just let our waitstaff know you are there)
We want to thank you all for supporting us and sticking with us through these unusual and scary times! You have no idea how much it has meant to us to have you all support us and see you promoting our business on social media. You are all truly wonderful and we can’t wait to see all the faces we became so accustomed to seeing on a daily or weekly basis. WE HAVE MISSED YOU! (as of 6/16)
Shopping, Lodging & Attractions
- General - ATV Trails Now Open
In order to provide new opportunities for recreation and reduce opening weekend crowding, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) trails in state forests have opened early. ATV riders are reminded that riding is permitted only on designated trails, not state forest roads, state parks or state game lands.
A list of ATV trails in Pennsylvania’s 20 state forest districts is available on the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website.
- General - Pennsylvania Fishing Season Open Immediately as of April 7
PENNSYLVANIA TROUT FISHING SEASON NOW OPEN
HARRISBURG, PA – Effective 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC), in consultation with the Office of the Governor, Pennsylvania Department of Health, and Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) opened the statewide 2020 trout season. This measure allows properly licensed anglers and youth to begin fishing for and harvesting trout. All regulations, sizes, and creel limits apply.
Anglers and boaters must abide by social distancing guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Governor Tom Wolf’s Stay-at-Home Order regarding COVID-19. “We realize that this announcement is another disruption to tradition, but it is in the best interest of public health and safety,” said Tim Schaeffer, PFBC Executive Director. “We have already seen that anglers and boaters across the Commonwealth are willing to adapt their behavior to include social distancing, and we ask everyone to follow their lead while enjoying outdoor activities during this challenging time. The trout we have been stocking have had time to spread out, and so should you.”
Art of Floating
We’re happy to announce that we’re reopening our doors on June 24th to welcome you back. We can’t wait to see you and help you find that relaxation you desperately need. Your safety is our top priority. We’ve kept our space squeaky clean
while you’ve been away. We’ll continue to do so and thoroughly sanitize all stations and equipment before, during, and after each appointment.
A few business updates:
1. We’re reopening with updated hours. It will be from Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 7pm and Sunday 11am - 4pm. Once we know everything is safe, we will go back to our longer days.
2. Appointments Only - No walk-ins. If buying a gift certificate in person, call beforehand.
3. The use of masks is required. If you forget your mask we have masks for $2.00.
4. For now, we are only offering 1 hour, 90 minutes and 2 hours Floats. This is the only available floats until further notice.
5. Massages will be available with Vanessa.
6. Online booking will be available starting June 19th.
7. Must be on time. Please be respectful of other appointments. Late arrivals will have reduced time and be charged in full.
8. Only clients using our facilities will be allowed inside. Please do not bring any friends or family.
9. Our waiting area will be in your car or outside on our Patio. Give us a ring when you arrive so we know you are here and we will let you know when we are ready for you.
10. We have hand sanitizer available for you in our facilities as needed.
11. Please reschedule your appointment if you are ill or have allegies.
12. A 50% fee WILL BE CHARGED if you fail to show or miss your appointment without 24 hours notice. We can no longer allow no-shows without penalty. (as of 6/10)
Benton Rodeo and Frontier Days
This is to inform you that the Benton Rodeo scheduled for July 14 thru 19, 2020 has found it necessary to cancel for this year. We are looking forward to be able to have a bigger and better rodeo next year July 13 thru 18, 2021. We look forward to being able to see the contestants and the spectators.
Berwick Floral & Bloomsburg Floral
Berwick Floral and Bloom Floral are open to phone orders and deliveries.
Berwick Floral 570-752-2714
Bloom Floral 570-784-4406
Bill's Old Bike Barn
Our doors are open...We will be open this weekend.
Saturday 5/30 9:30am to 5pm
Sunday 5/31 1 to 5pm
1. Masks must be worn.
2. We have 55,000 sq.ft of museum so social distancing should not be an issue.
3. No inside facilities. Porta-Potty on property.
4. Hand Sanitizer available as you enter.
See you soon!
Bloomsburg Children's Museum
We will reopen July 1st!
Although the Museum will be closed to the public for the next few weeks, Museum staff will be busy cleaning, repairing, and building exhibits! Every day Monday-Saturday at 1 p.m. Museum staff will produce a real-time Facebook event “Live from the Museum: A Behind the Scenes Look.” Each broadcast will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum exhibits. The broadcasts allow viewers to ask questions about the Museum and the exhibit presented. Some episodes will include a story-time about one of our exhibits, and a behind the scenes look at what goes into building exhibits. Check them out!
We are open for in-store shopping!
Bloomsburg is open 8-7 Monday-Saturday. Danville is open 9-5 Monday-Friday and 8-4 Saturday.
Come on in! (as of 6/16)
Bloomsburg Fair Farmers Market
Begins on June 13th, every Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Will not be held during special events.
Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble
Announcement released 7/9
As have many other performing arts organizations in the United States, we have carefully reviewed what is now known about the safety of indoor public performance while the threat of COVID-19 remains. Based on that review, we have decided that it would be irresponsible for BTE to resume production and performances this fall. As of today, it is our intention to present a play, circumstances permitting, in mid-January. The show we have in mind is a popular, charming, widely-produced work that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit in a way that we hope will be a balm in troubled times. Because negotiations are underway, I can’t reveal the title just yet. Look for a detailed announcement about our 2021 plans sometime before Thanksgiving.
Please be assured that we will not be inviting patrons back to the Alvina Krause Theatre until we are confident that we can do so in a way that mitigates risk in accord with the best advice from public health experts. If, in January, it is not possible to present a show in a way that ensures a reasonable degree of safety for our artists and audience, we won’t do so. Finally, let me say how much all of us at BTE miss all of our patrons. We are all very much looking forward to getting back to the business of making live theatre and re-engaging our audience in the creative dialogue we began in 1978. Thank you for your continued interest and support. See you in January!
Briar Creek Farms
Briar Creek Farm Market is still open. Check out their Facebook page for their weekly specials.
Briggs Farm Blues Festival
The 2020 Briggs Farm Blues Festival has unfortunately been cancelled. Please visit the Briggs Farm website to read the announcement & ticket options.
The Exchange Gallery
We are now open Monday and Friday, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. (as of 6/16)
Forks Farm Market - Orangeville
• 10AM - 11AM: The first hour will be reserved for the most vulnerable members of our community: those 60 and over and those with pre-existing medical conditions. This is an honor system.
• 11 AM - 12 PM: Those with a last name starting with a letter A-L: This is to help reduce the number of customers in attendance at one time and assist vendors with pulling pre-orders.
• 12 PM - 1 PM: Those with a last name starting with a letter M-Z: This is to help reduce the number of customers in attendance at one time and assist vendors with pulling pre-orders.
Safety Steps We are Taking
• We are spreading the market out so there will be more than 6 feet between each vendor. We are also moving some of the producers to keep lines from getting too close to one another.
• Most of our producers are taking pre-orders so you can limit your time at the market. Please check our website for a list of vendors you can use to contact them to place a pre-order.
• We will have 2 hand washing stations at the market complete with soap, water, paper towels, sanitizing wipes and tissues.
• All tables will be sanitized prior to the start of the market.
• Our producers are food professionals and they will practice approved food safety measures. They'll be washing their hands frequently and wearing disposable gloves where appropriate.
• When possible, our producers will not require signatures for credit card payments.
If you're unable to attend market, please feel free to reach out to us for a no contact pre-order pick up at another time or mark your calendar for our next market!
Incredible Popcorn now has a take out window, so you can get goodies without entering the building. Call in your order and they'll get it ready for your pick-up!
Offering take-out, curbside pick up, and local delivery. Call 570-762-7805 to place an order. Available to purchase: Rice Pudding, Banana Splits, Sundaes, Ice Cream, Milkshakes, Candy, and Popcorn. Visit their Facebook page for menu updates.
Indian Head Campground
Indian Head Campground will currently plan to be open for the season on May 11th. There will be NO Store, Bathhouse, Playground, Pit Toilets, or Tenting. 570-784-6150. (as of 4/10)
Knack Creative Studio
Knack Creative Studio has your favorite take home kits for your stay-at-home art classes and projects. Plus a family collab project has been added! (as of 4/10)
Knoebels Amusement Resort
July 9 Update:
Splashtastic! 🏊♀️ Knoebels Crystal Pool opens this Friday, and will be open daily from 11AM-5PM!
July 13-July 31 we're offering ride passes EVERY day - YES, that includes weekends! 🎠 Purchase your passes and enjoy our 40+ open rides: bit.ly/KnoebelsJulyPasses
Check out our health and safety guidelines here: bit.ly/KnoebelsSafePlay
June 26 Update:
Knoebels Amusement Resort will welcome its first guests of the season this Wednesday, July 1! Additional details are expected to be released Monday at www.knoebels.com.
Both counties Knoebels spans are expected to "go green" 6/12, but we know with certainty the amusement park won't open during the month of June. We remain thrilled Three Ponds Golf Course, Lake Glory Campground, and Nickle Plate Bar & Grill are open, and our Park Campground is opening June 11.
We will continue to assist our guests with reservations and general questions Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM, at (800) 487-4386 or by emailing us.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support! We're hopeful we’ll see you soon! (as of 6/18)
Knoebels Lake Glory Campground
As of May 3rd, Knoebels Lake Glory Campground is planning to re-open for the season on May 22nd. Visit the campground's Facebook page for additional updates.
Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course
Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course will reopen on May 1st! Per state guidelines, no gatherings are permitted, social distancing of six feet between individuals must be followed, and golf carts must be single occupant only. Visit their Facebook page for regular course updates.
Montour DeLong Community Fair
It was a very difficult decision and saddens us to say that for the safety of our volunteers, 4-H families, and our surrounding communities that the Montour DeLong Fair will be postponed until 2021. We will miss all of you and will work harder over the next year to come back stronger and better for all of you!
Montour Preserve & Other MARC Managed Sites
MONTOUR PRESERVE VISITORS' CENTER TO REOPEN SATURDAY, 5/30
The Montour Preserve Visitors' Center will reopen to the public tomorrow - Saturday, May 30. Hours will be Monday - Saturday, 8am - 4pm, for so long as Montour County remains in the green phase of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 restrictions.
MARC asks that no more than ten visitors enter the building at one time. Though many of the center's exhibits were designed to encourage touching and button pushing, MARC asks parents (and everyone) to limit the number of surfaces that are touched and wash hands with soap and hand sanitizer as soon as possible after exiting the center. Restrooms will be open with safety precautions in place.
All MARC-managed sites in Montour County, including the Hess Recreation Area, Hopewell Park, North Branch Canal Trail, & Montour Preserve, all trails, parking lots and other features remain open except the Montour Preserve visitors' center.
MARC is pleased to announce that the Hess Recreation Area skatepark will reopen to limited use on Friday, May 8, at 8:00 AM.
4/29 Update: LAKE CHILLISQUAQUE TO REOPEN TO BOATING ON FRIDAY, MAY 1
MARC staff and volunteers today placed the Lake Chillisquaque fishing pier and dock for the 2020 season. Lake Chillisquaque will reopen to boating at 8 AM on Friday, May 1. Boaters and anglers are reminded that the Heron Cove boat launch parking lot is open 24 hours per day from May 1 - March 14. Night fishing is allowed on Lake Chillisquaque so long as boaters have the proper lighting and safety equipment as required by PA Fish & Boat Commission regulations. Night fishing from shore along the Heron Cove picnic area is allowed, but anglers are reminded that the Goose Cove picnic area and the dam are closed to all use after dark.
The Heron Cove and Goose Cove picnic area restrooms remain open for public use, but the Montour Preserve Visitors' Center remains closed until further notice. Boaters and anglers are reminded to follow social distancing guidelines.
This year's Chilli Challenge, scheduled for October 10, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled for 2020.
This year's Montour 24 Endurance Runs have also been cancelled and will not be rescheduled for 2020.
When you go out to play, whether in your own backyard or at your favorite park or trail, MARC encourages you to follow these guidelines:
1. If you’re sick or you know you’ve been in contact with someone who is sick, please stay home.
2. Take hand sanitizer with you and make sure you, your family, and friends use it regularly.
3. If an area looks busy, go elsewhere. During the COVID-19 outbreak, ’peopley’ is bad!
4. When you get there, stay at least six feet away from others and avoid playing in groups. If someone else is close enough to touch with your hiking pole, bike, or fishing rod, they’re too close!
5. Resist the urge to stop and socialize with others you may see when you're out. Parents, please stress this to your children if they are out without you.
6. Give as much room as possible on the trail when passing others. Step off the trail to make room when possible and when doing so will not damage sensitive natural areas along the trail.
7. Avoid touching your face, eyes, and nose and use your elbow to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
8. Avoid touching water fountains, door handles, playground features, tables, and other park features. If you touched it, you can bet many other people did too before you!
9. Use the restroom before you leave home. Nearly all park restrooms are closed.
10. Bring your own reusable water bottle. Doing so will avoid waste and the need to touch water fountains.
We are resuming our normal business hours.
The Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine is opening for our 2020 season on June 29th, 2020!
A few key points -
Advanced reservations are highly encouraged - visit our website to purchase tickets in advance or call the office at (570-875-3850)
Mine Tours only until further notice (Steam Train will become available later this season)
We will be limiting capacity inside the mine to 25 guests per tour - social distancing will be practiced inside the mine as best as possible
More information will be announced closer to our opening date
Share a picture of a past visit to the Pioneer Tunnel in the comment section and I’ll pick 2 people to get a free pass to come do our mine tour! Winners picked Tuesday (6/16/20) at 12pm. (as of 6/16)
Retherford's Farm Market
As of 5/4, Retherford's is open for the season! Hours are 9 AM - 5 PM daily. We'll be Starting with a great selection of cool weather veggie plants & flowers/hanging baskets. We'll be open Mother's Day as well...feel free to call with any questions 717-756-2287. Can't wait to see you all! We're asking our great customers to PLEASE wear a mask when shopping & be respectful of social distancing. During COVID-19, we'd prefer CASH or CHECK and we're doing our best not handle money. We have a self serve money box to just deposit the money. We do have credit card capability but it's not our preferred method of payment at this time since it requires more touching. Thank you for understanding ...were trying to be safe for everyone at this time & trying to be as touch free as possible.
Ricketts Glen State Park
The park is scheduled to begin reopening as of May 8. On that date, boating facilities and select restroom facilities will open in day-use areas.
- Campsites and the park offices are set to reopen on May 15.
- Cabins and other housing options are scheduled to reopen June 12.
- Large gatherings are canceled through June 15.
Rising Sun Antiques
Monday, May 4 from the owner: Following Governor Wolf's press conference last Friday, it appears Montour County retail businesses will be permitted to open to the public on a limited basis on Friday, May 8. While my shop is rather small and full of antiques, social distancing should be no problem. I can easily limit the number of people in the shop at one time, and porch or sidewalk pick-up is always an easy option. Regardless of the state guidelines, I will require that customers wear a face mask for shop entry.
Rohrbach's Farm Market
Rohrbach's Farm Market, Bakery and Barn Loft will be open limited hours from 9 AM - 3 PM on Fridays & Saturdays only.
ALL CARTS/ BASKETS WILL BE WIPED DOWN AFTER SINGLE USE. Our restrooms are not available.
HERE IS A LIST OF ESSENTIALS (BUT NOT EVERYTHING) WE HAVE AVAILABLE: Farm fresh eggs, salad mix, basil microgreens, frozen cider, flour, sugar, frozen strawberries, farm-raised beef, Bason's Coffee, Dalo's pizza, toilet paper, milk, bread, English muffins, rolls, potatoes, celery, baby carrots, onions, bananas, & jarred goods.
Rolling Pines Golf Course
Rolling Pines Golf Course will be open as of Friday May 1st at 8:00 am. As excited as we are to open up, we still must take precautions to ensure everyone's safety. Face mask are to be worn and social distancing is still in effect. There will be no rakes in the sand traps and the flags are not to be touched. We are doing are best to provide you with a safe and great time. Bear with us as this is new to all of us. Any questions give us a call at 570-752-1000.
Winding Creek Shops
As most of you know our store front is closed until further notice. The winery is available for take-out only. Monday- Friday by appointment. Saturday open noon to 4 PM. If you need something embroidered or screen printed please contact us by email, Facebook or phone. We are checking our messages daily. The Florist is closed for now.
Other Community Businesses & Events
- General Small Business Guide -
Any small businesses looking to further understand the CARES Act and how they may be able to access resources can review this Small Business Guide to the CARES Act from the Pennsylvania Lodging and Restaurants Association. In addition, please find recent recommendations from the State Governor's website when traveling or going outside.
The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have begun delivering economic impact payments to most Americans as part of the federal government’s response to COVID-19. Although no action is needed from most taxpayers in order to receive the refund, some seniors and low-income individuals who do not file tax returns may need to take action to receive the money. The IRS recently launched a new Get My Payment tool that allows people to check on the status of these payments and determine whether additional information is needed. More information is also available at www.IRS.gov/coronavirus.
Website visitors are reminded to avoid common scams that criminals use to get access to their personal information. More information on the tactics criminals use to steal personal data is available here. Additional tools and information on economic impact payments are available here.
- General State Health Updates -
The Department of Health has issued a new order that requires all life-sustaining businesses to take new precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including requiring all customers and employees to wear masks beginning at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Businesses are mandated to deny entry to customers without a mask, but exceptions are included for people who cannot wear a mask due to a medical condition. The order also includes guidelines on social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting procedures, staggering of work starting and stopping times, limiting building access and occupancy and more. Additional protocols are also included if a business is exposed to an individual who is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19. Health Department Order
- General Events Note -
PLEASE NOTE: Many area events have been cancelled or postponed. Please review our online events calendar for daily updated event information. While we attempt to keep this calendar updated regularly, we'd encourage you to contact the event organizer directly if you have further questions as event info and updates are happening so frequently.
Berwick Area YMCA
Bloomsburg Public Library.
Starting Thursday, June 4th, you will be able pick up books, DVDs, and audiobooks at the library. You can reserve items through our online system, email, or by phone. Library staff, wearing gloves and masks, will pack your items in a plastic bag and then notify you that your items are ready. Pick-up service will be available at the rear of the Library.
Selecting items through the online catalog is easy - if you have never done it, all you need is your library card number. Click over to our website and select "Main Catalog." The rest of the "how-to" info is on that page.
FREE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY INTERNET AT BLOOMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY Free WiFi 24/7 in park setting or in your car Bloomsburg, PA, May 20, 2020 – The outdoor area around the Bloomsburg Public Library is now a Community Hotspot that provides 24/7 access to the Internet. In partnership with Information Technology Disaster Resource Center (ITDRC), the Library will open its free WiFi service beyond the building. The Library invites the public use the Internet from the Library Lot or benches along Pine Street. Free WiFi attracts thousands of users to the Library each year and hundreds of users borrow mobile hotspots from the Library. However, the coronavirus crisis put a stop to these popular services since the Library was required to close in mid-March 2020. With a new outdoor access point donated by ITDRC, the Library will be able to extend its free WiFi network beyond the interior of the building to the outdoor area. Signs on the lawn provide the name of the network – Homework Hub. There is no password. “Closing the digital divide and providing 24/7 free public Wi-Fi in downtown Bloomsburg is essential during the transition from stay-at-home restrictions to the time when the library can again welcome visitors inside the building,” said Library Director, Lydia Kegler. Access to the Library’s free WiFi network will remain open even after the community returns to normal activities under the Green Phase. “We are excited to provide ongoing support for our community and their need for free, safe access to the Internet in the evening and on weekends. Despite the fact that many students and individuals in our area have Internet-enabled devices, many cannot afford the monthly Internet access fees,” added Kegler. The Town of Bloomsburg made available several benches for people to stop at the library and enjoy the mini-park setting outside the library. During the Yellow Phase of the coronavirus crisis, the Library Director, Lydia Kegler, urges all visitors to maintain social distancing, whether they enjoy a bench or stay in their car. About Bloomsburg Public Library The BPL is a community center for learning, the exchange of ideas, free entertainment and sparking curiosity in Downtown Bloomsburg. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the library provides free access to thousands of e-books, e-audiobooks, digital magazines, and learning resources to library users. The Library made available free job and career advancement resources as well as Rosetta Stone® for language-learning.
Bloomsburg Veterinary Hospital, Inc.
Attention: we have made some changes to our COVID-19 protocol. Please read carefully.
🚨We have started to implement routine services back into our schedule. This does include wellness exams, routine surgeries and technicians appointments. However, we are getting booked up for these slots very quickly. We appreciate your patience, our staff is doing their best to get your pet seen in a timely fashion. Please understand with an increase in appointments being seen, there may sometimes be longer wait times. We are unsure at this time when we will be able to PA Pets surgeries again. We do not have a set date, but we anticipate it could be several months.
We are still doing our current curbside services. We are asking all clients to wait in their cars. Please note the parking spot number you pull in, and give our office a call when you arrive for your appointment or prescription pickup. If you have a cell phone, please bring it to the appointment as most of the conversation will occur over the phone.
We are eager to get back to life as normal, but we want to do what is best to keep everyone safe. In order to continue to be able to see patients, our staff needs to remain healthy so we can stay open.
We are keeping our temporary hours until further notice. Monday - Friday we are open 7am-7pm and Saturdays we are open 7am-2pm.
Thank you for your patience! If you need to schedule an appointment, click here: www.bloomvet.com
(as of 6/17)
Columbia County Traveling Library
WE ARE OPEN with library or bookmobile browsing by appointment and curbside or home delivery services by request.
Read First: What You Need to Know About Library Services
Make an Appointment: Library Appointment Schedule
COUNTY LIBRARY HOURS
(702 Sawmill Rd, Bloomsburg – near Lightstreet)
Mon-Tue 9am – 3pm
Wed-Thu 12 – 6pm
Fri-Sat 9am -12pm (closed July 4)
Don’t worry about your books being overdue or any fines. We are suspending all fines through August 31.
We can help you access free online e-books, audiobooks, and video books for kids via our website at www.travelinglibrary.org — click ‘Online Library’ at the top of the page. (as of 6/29)
McBride Memorial Library in Berwick
Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center
We have some exciting news! With Columbia County turning to green this Friday, we are able to partially open the center as of Monday, June 15! For now, we are only allowing patrons in to work out in our fitness room, but are requiring reservations to ensure we are able to practice social distancing. You can give us a call now at 570-925-0163 to reserve your spot. Each time slot will be for 45 minutes on the hour, to allow for 15 minutes of disinfecting in between reservations.
Our hours will be as follows:
Please pay attention to our new policy changes as we will require masks to enter the building and your temperature will be taken. Masks do not need to be worn while working out but we ask that patrons practice social distancing and disinfect equipment between each use. (as of 6/16)
Susquehanna Valley RV Sales & Service
Parts and service are open, online or phone sales only. Open regular hours: Monday - Friday from 9 AM - 6 PM; Saturday from 9 AM - 2 PM. For more information, visit their website. (as of 5/4)
Thomas Beaver Free Library in Danville
The Thomas Beaver Free Library will begin offering curbside pickup of holds beginning the week of May 25th.
You can begin placing your orders by clicking here.
The Children’s Room will be open from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturdays!
Masks required for all adults, maximum of eight patrons at a time may visit the Children’s Room. No other sections of the library will be open during the Children’s Room hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding! Library computers and printing are available from 11 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. Masks are required. Copies/Prints are 20 cents each, must pay with exact change. Please let staff run your copies. (Updated 6/29)
Wesley United Methodist Church - Service Updates
Wesley Church will be returning to a *modified* in-person service setup on JULY 5. At this time we will be continuing to provide our services over Facebook and WHLM as well, to accommodate those who do not feel comfortable returning to Wesley at this time. (as of 6/29)