Tracing History: Montgomery & Boyd Houses

by Nancy Bishop Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Tired of our modern era? Take a step back in time and visit the Montgomery and Boyd Houses at the corner of Bloom and North Mill streets in Danville. Built in the late 1700s by Gen. William Montgomery, whose son Daniel is the “Dan” in Danville, the Montgomery …

Tracing History: The Bloomsburg Airport

by: Dave RuckleAdditional thanks to BJ Teichman, current airport coordinator The birth of the Bloomsburg airport, like so many innovations in the 1920s, was born out of necessity. Even though no airport existed in Bloomsburg at the time, the first commercial flight for business purposes here was made on March 17, 1929 when two Philadelphia carpet designers landed in a …

Coming Soon: Outdoor Dining

by Nancy Bishop Forsythia is blooming. Daffodils are everywhere. Trees are starting to bud. Dandelions are appearing. It’s finally Spring! Is it time to eat outdoors again? Yes! And there are some great restaurants in Columbia and Montour counties where you can enjoy the outdoors and get a great meal. Here are a few. Over in Bloomsburg, there’s outdoor dining …

Ready, Set, Plant!

by Nancy Bishop After what seems like a very long winter this year, the recent warm weather has brought signs of Spring to our area. And it’s time to start planning – if not planting – that garden. But April can be a changeable month in Northeastern Pennsylvania with some of the worst snowstorms. Remember April 20, 1983, when more …

It’s Fishing Season in Central PA!

Fishing season is here again! Opening Day of Trout season is Saturday, April 3rd. Fishing in Columbia & Montour Counties is a wonderful way to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Here are all the resources you might need to hit the water this year and have a blast reeling in the big one. TIME: 8 AMMINIMUM SIZE: 7 inchesFISHING HOURS: 24 …

Quick Guide to Paddling the Susquehanna River

by Alana Jajko, Director of Communications – Susquehanna Greenway Partnership With the arrival of warmer weather comes increased public access to outdoor recreation opportunities on the water. The Susquehanna River Water Trail is a treasure trove for the paddling and boating public.  Not only is it located right in our backyard, but it has a host of landscapes, history, and …

B.I.D.A. Director Named to Top 25 Women in Business List

from the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal‘s 2021 Top 25 Women in Business Kelly O’Brien, the Executive Director of the Berwick Industrial Development Association (B.I.D.A.), was recently named to the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal’s Top 25 Women in Business. Name: Kelly O’BrienTitle: Executive DirectorCompany: Berwick Industrial Development AssociationAddress: 107 S. Market Street, Berwick “No matter what you are doing – do your best, …

Fair Food Foul Play: A BTE Murder Mystery

Bloomsburg –  Starting April 1st, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present Fair Food Foul Play: A BTE Murder Mystery on Zoom. “When control of the Deep Fried Duncans TM empire comes up for grabs, a cast of oddball characters angle for glory, each harboring a potential motive for murder. In this uniquely participatory format, audience members become investigators, forming a team …

Tracing History: The Susquehanna Nuclear Plant

by Nancy Bishop Approaching Berwick on Route 11, you can’t help but notice the huge towers that dominate the landscape. The 540-foot-tall towers belong to Susquehanna Steam Electric Station, also known as the Susquehanna Nuclear Plant. It’s hard to believe, but it’s been more than 50 years since the former Pennsylvania Power & Light Co., now PPL, announced that it …

BTE: The Show Goes On

by Nancy Bishop “All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote. And since 1978, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) has been treating this area to that stage. Back in the summer of 1976, a group of actors who had been students at Northwestern University’s theater program in Chicago followed their renowned professor, Alvina Krause, to Bloomsburg when she retired from Northwestern and …