Halloween is in the Air!

There’s a cold wind blowing in from the west, the leaves are changing, jack-o-lanterns are being carved, and ghouls are lurking around every corner…Halloween is coming. To help you carry out your spooky plans, we’ve compiled a list of upcoming eerie events, ghostly gatherings, and haunted happenings in Columbia & Montour counties. Plus, you’ll find trick-or-treat times for various local …

Boo! Haunted Houses & Other Scary Things

by Nancy Bishop The trees are awash in shades of gold, orange and crimson in Northeastern Pennsylvania. There’s a bit of a chill in the air and there are Fall festivals everywhere. It’s a great time to visit this area, especially with Halloween coming. Want to get scared? Look no farther! There are plenty of scary options this Halloween season …

Knoebels Hallo-Fun Weekends Begin

Knoebels Amusement Resort kicks off its annual Hallo-Fun weekends this Friday. The park is open Fridays from 6-10PM, Saturdays from noon-10PM and Sundays from noon-5PM the remainder of October. The event features rides, food, entertainment, shopping and more – with a Halloween twist. “During Hallo-Fun, the park transforms into a festive environment for the whole family,” said Jonathan Slodysko, who …

Historical Markers: A Fascinating Trip Through the Past

by Nancy Bishop You’ve driven past them hundreds of times, but have you ever really noticed the historical markers that dot the roadways? Pennsylvania’s readily recognizable blue and gold markers highlight significant people, places, and events in the state’s and nation’s history. Columbia County is home to nine of the markers while Montour County has six. Did you know, for …

It’s Bloomsburg Fair Time!

by Nancy Bishop If you love country fairs, you don’t want to miss the Bloomsburg Fair, which opens with Preview Day Friday, Sept. 20, and runs through Sept. 28. Since the first Fair in 1855, devoted fair-goers have flocked to the Fairgrounds on Rt. 11 in Bloomsburg the third Saturday after Labor Day — always the official beginning of Fair …

Knoebels Takes Home Golden Ticket Awards

Phoenix named #1 wooden roller coaster in the world for second consecutive year; receives “legend” award for Grand Carousel ATHOL, IDAHO – The #1 wooden roller coaster, the best food, and a legendary carousel can all be experienced at a Pennsylvania amusement park. Knoebels Amusement Resort is home to these three distinctions, and other “best-ofs” in the industry. During an …

Beaver Run Fall Auction Coming Saturday

by Nancy Bishop If you’re one for a bargain, you don’t want to miss the Beaver Run Auction this Saturday, September 7th. It’s not just one auction – it’s several all going on at the same time on the auction grounds at 290 PPL Road in Anthony Township. Be sure to arrive early. Although the auction is scheduled to start …

All Home Days Celebrates 100th Anniversary

by Nancy Bishop 100 years ago the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, 1919, brought World War I to an end. That Fall, Ralpho Township residents decided to mark the return from active duty of their World War I troops with an “All Home” celebration. That first celebration, which included a picnic and dinner, was held at …

Things to Do During the Little League World Series

by Nancy Bishop Visiting the area for the Little League World Series in Williamsport later this month? When you’re not at the games in Lamade Stadium from August 15 – August 25, you may want to take advantage of the many other things to do and see in the surrounding area. Of course, if you have children along, you’re certainly …

Fun Days at the Montour-DeLong Fair!

by Nancy Bishop One of the highlights of summer in this part of Pennsylvania are the local fairs and carnivals. And whether you’re looking for great “Fair Food,” free entertainment, lots of rides for the kids (and the kids at heart) or even a chance to see the farm animals and the prize-winning pies, you’ll find it this year at …