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 …

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 …

Knoebels Opening Weekend 2019

Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, PA will be opening for the season on Saturday, April 27th.  The park will be open from 12 PM to 6 PM, and will feature a “BOGO” Buy one, get one special on handstamps.  Buy one Ride All Day Pass, Get one FREE (of equal or less value). Pricing for the “Ride All Day” pass …

Storm Road Closures

Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in our area and the surrounding region today, and in the coming days due to storm damage. Below is a list of current road closures. ——————————————————————- As of 3:00 PM (Tuesday, April 16th), please be advised of the following road closures in Columbia County: Route 42 from Route 254 in Millville …

Music and Art Await You at The Exchange

by Nancy Bishop   One of the hidden gems in the area if you love Blues and Folk music like I do is The Listening Room that happens every month at The Exchange in Bloomsburg. Housed in a small storefront on Main Street in Bloomsburg, The Exchange is dedicated to bringing the arts to all people in communities throughout the region. The …

Spring is Fishing Time in Columbia County

by Nancy Bishop   Finally! It’s Spring!! And if it’s Spring, can the opening day of trout season be far behind? Picture this: It’s a warm, sunny Spring day and you’re standing along Fishing Creek near the bridge into the Scout camp near Benton. It’s quiet except for the occasional call of a bird and the sound of the rushing …