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 …

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 …

Learn the History of Villa Sacred Heart

by Nancy Bishop Iconic Tower Dominates Danville Skyline If you’ve ever driven into Danville, you’ve probably noticed the iconic stone tower on a hillside beside Route 11 that dominates the skyline. Perhaps, like me, you’ve wondered about it and how it came to be built. The story really begins in the region’s iron-making and coal-mining past when many Slovak immigrants …

The Iron Furnaces of Danville

by Van Wagner & CMVB StaffPhotos courtesy of Montour Co. Historical Society – Collection of Sis Hause & Lynn Reichen History is all around us, and Danville has an incredibly rich one when it comes to iron furnaces and iron production. You may know Danville from its history as an iron-producing giant. The town played a large part in creating …