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  • Tuesday / March 3, 2015


           ** A Winter Weather Advisory is Posted **

    A mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain... changing to all rain begins this afternoon. Up to two inches of snow is expected.



    Closings and Cancellations


    ** Luzerne County Community College - No evening or Off-campus classes


    ** Penn State-Hazleton - No evening classes after 5PM


    ** Bloomsburg Public Library - Closed at 2PM; Socrates Cafe meeting postponed to Tuesday night, March 10


    ** Animal Resource Center Meeting at the Bloomsburg YMCA - Cancelled


    ** First Columbia Bank's branch in the Wal-Mart in Buckhorn - Closing at 5PM


    Governor Delivers Budget Plans

    Governor Tom Wolf delivered his budget proposal to state lawmakers at midday Tuesday. WHLM's Brad Christman reports that Mr. Wolf's spending plan is among the most aggressive in modern Pennsylvania history. It includes an increase in the Personal Income Tax from 3.07 to 3.7%... a sales tax increase from 6 to 6.6%... property tax reductions that the governor says will save the average household a thousand dollars a year - or about 50%... and there are also new plans for pension funding, liquor store "modernization" and much more. While the tax increases are sure to highlight the Tuesday speech, Governor Wolf claims the overall tax burden is going down. Budget hearings begin next week in the House and the following week in the Senate.


    Governor Savings

    The Wolf Administration is reporting progress in finding savings in the state budget. The Governor's Office of Transformation, Innovation, Modernization, and Efficiency, or GO TIME, had a goal of finding $150 - million in savings for fiscal year 2015-2016. Two weeks into the office's creation, the Wolf Administration says they've already identified 109-million. Spokesman Jeff Sheridan says they expect to exceed the 150 million-dollar goal as the budget process gets underway.


    Mrs T's

    Problems for a coal region favorite food product distributed nationally. Mrs. T's Pierogies of Shenandoah says it's recalling the 16 – ounce box of Mrs. T's Mozzarella, Tomato and Basil Pierogies. The company says it may contain plastic. The product was distributed in the northeast and mid Atlantic states.


    United Water

    We're making it through the brutal winter without water main breaks. That can't be said for business competitors in the Wyoming and Lackawanna Valley who have been plagued with major problems. United Water's Bob Manbeck says there's a reason for that... and thanks to the help of a continual leak detection program... the water through the mains keeps flowing. Mr. Manbeck also credits continual maintenance conducted during the summer months by United Water crews.



    Two state lawmakers are calling for more support for their legislation... which would limit the number of people who can opt out of vaccinations. Parents claim philosophical exemptions for 34 - hundred children each year in Pennsylvania...and it's caused the state's immunization rate to drop to 87 %... 8 percentage points below where it should be for herd immunity to viruses like measles. Bills from Republican Rep. Becky Corbin and Democratic Rep. Mike Schlossberg would get rid of that exemption and the 8-month vaccination grace period for kindergarteners.


    Gas Prices

    The price of what we pay for self – service, unleaded regular gas is creeping upward. The latest Triple A Fuel Gauge report show's we're paying an average of $2.52 a gallon in northeastern Pennsylvania. That's up 7 cents a gallon from a week ago.... and up thirty cents a gallon from last month at this time...


    Stuart Tank

    A group of Berwick and Columbia County residents continue their quest to find a Stuart Tank build on the assembly line of the A-C-F on the Borough's west side. 15,000 of them were made... and served throughout the duration of World War Two. County Commissioner David Kovach is spearheading the drive. Commissioner Kovach will be in Bloomsburg Tuesday night telling the story of the Stuart Tank to the Dream Machines Car Club... when they meet at the fire hall on Market Street.


    Animal Resource Center

    Looking to adopt a dog or cat for the family.... the Animal Resource Center is the first place to look. That word from executive Director Linda Bird... making an appearance on the Monday edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz with Joe. Ms. Bird says dogs and cats as well as kittens are looking for forever homes. Check out what the ARC has to offer either on their website... or their Facebook page.


    Planned Shoot - out

    Wilkes – Barre police have taken a man into custody to face charges of threatening cops. 26 - year old Roberto Herrera telling workers at a job placement service he had a weapon... and would not leave. When police arrived, Herrera told them about his shoot - out plans. He was taken into custody and will undergo a mental evaluation.


    WHLM Sports

    BU Women's Basketball

    The Bloomsburg University women's basketball team took on Kutztown Tuesday night at the Nelson Field House in the PSAC quarterfinals. The Women won over Kutztown with a score of 64-54. You can hear the details with Larry White in the WHLM Huskies Postgame Report.




  • What's Happening?


    March 2

    Dine to Donate to the United Way this Monday at Rose Marie’s Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. From 11AM - 11PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Dine in or take out lunch or dinner - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.


    March 3

    Transportation Tuesday is back March 3 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.


    March 5

    Get ready for spring at the Bloomsburg Public Library with "Patty and Patrick" Thursday night starting at 6:30PM. Kids can enjoy stories, a craft project, and some St. Patrick's Day fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.


    March 5, 7, 8

    Meadowbrook Christian School will present "The Music Man" Thursday March 5 at 7PM, Saturday March 7 at 2PM, and on Sunday March 8 at 4PM. Tickets are just $5 for students and $8 for adults. Reserved seating is also available for $10. Meadowbrook Christian School is on Stamm Road, just off Rt. 254 in Milton. For more information, call 570-742-2638.


    March 6, 7, 8

    The Danville Drama Club presents "Bubble Boy" - a new musical from the creators of Despicable Me - Friday through Sunday March 6, 7 , & 8 at the Danville Middle School Auditorium. Showtime is 7:30 PM Friday and Saturday, with a 2PM matinee on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students. For more information, email


    March 7

    Grace Bible Church will hold their Ladies' Spring Brunch on Saturday March 7 from 10AM - 2PM. The guest speaker will be Kelly Renno. The Church is on McIntyre Road in Catawissa. For more information, call 570-356-2644.


    March 7

    Monica's Heart greyhound adoption group will be holding two simultaneous events on Saturday March 7. From 11AM - 2PM stop by Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 East of Bloomsburg or at PetCo in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Learn more about greyhounds, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt. For more information, call 570-644-2358.

    March 7
    Come to St Matthew's Lutheran Church in downtown Bloomsburg for Robin's Soup Bowl, Saturday March 7 from 11AM - 2PM. There will be 14 different soups to try - All you can eat for just $7 with dessert. Take-out is available, just $4 per pint and $6 per quart. All proceeds benefit Robin Moore's expenses for the 2015 Down Under Sports Tournament in Australia.
    March 7
    The Central Columbia Band Boosters will hold their annual Basket Bonanza fundraiser on Saturday March 7 at the Central Columbia Elementary School Gymnasium on Old Berwick Road. Doors open at 1PM, Drawings start at 3PM - you must be present to win. Donate a pair of gently-used shoes for a chance at a special door prize.
    March 7
    Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech is holding their annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday March 7 from 9AM - 3PM. This year honors the yearbook club and class of 2015. The school is on Sweppenheiser Drive, off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg.
    March 7
    Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti supper on Saturday March 7 from 4-7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Take-out is available. All proceeds will benefit the Bundles of Blessings diaper ministry. The church is on 5th street in Bloomsburg.
    March 8
    Come to the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Sunday March 8 for an afternoon of Vera Bradley Bingo. Doors open at 12:30 - games start at 2PM. Proceeds benefit the Fabulous Felines cat and kitten rescue of Columbia and Montour Counties. The fire hall is on Market Street in Bloomsburg.
    March 8
    Dine to Donate to the United Way Sunday March 8 at Turkey Hill Brewing Company on Central Road in Bloomsburg. From 4-9 PM 10% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) go directly the United Way of Columbia County and their 15 member agencies. Enjoy dinner or appetizers - no coupon is needed. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.
    March 9
    The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday night, March 9. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
    March 9 - 11
    Geisinger Health South Rehabilitation will be offering free fall prevention screenings March 9 at their outpatient clinic in Milton, March 10 at the clinic in Bloomsburg, and in Berwick, Danville, and Selinsgrove on March 11. No appointment is necessary. For details on times and locations call 800-232-8260.
    March 10
    Meadowbrook Christian School in Milton is holding an open house Tuesday March 10 from 6 - 7:30 PM. Come learn about the school and see projects by the students. The school is on Stamm Road, off Route 254. For more information, call 570-742-2638.

    March 10

    The Socrates Cafe will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Tuesday night starting at 6:30PM. The question of the evening will be: Is it ever ethical to manipulate people?  Bring your opinions. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.


    March 11
    Dine to Donate to the United Way wraps up Wednesday March 11 at the Links At Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. From 5-9 PM 15% of meal purchases (excluding alcohol) will go directly to the United Way of Columbia County. No coupon is needed. While you're there, check out the basket raffle, Chinese and silent auctions in honor of John Thomas' 30 years as CEO of the United Way of Columbia County. Winners will be announced at 8PM. You can contact the Untied Way office at 570-784-3134.
    March 11
    Come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg for the 6th annual Art Walk-In, Wednesday March 11 from 4-8PM. Find artwork from dozens of local artists - and while you're there, enjoy a spaghetti supper from 5-7:30 PM to benefit Taming of the Brew co-founder Michelle Kessler. Tickets for the meal are $6 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under.
    March 11 & 12
    The third annual Raise the Region 30-hour community fundraising event is coming up Wednesday and Thursday March 11 & 12. You can donate to many different local community organizations, and any donations you make are stretched even further by donations in kind by local businesses. For more information, visit
    March 12
    The Bloomsburg Public Library's resident leprechaun expert returns Thursday night March 12 at 6:30PM for an evening of leprechaun tales for kids ages 3 years and up. Hal Pratt will present his stories of hunting for the wee men - and their gold! Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
    March 12 - 15
    The Central Columbia High School Drama club presents Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods, at the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes are Thursday and Friday March 12 & 13 at 7PM, and Sunday March 15 at 2PM. Reserved seating is available. Call 570-784-2850 ex.2844 for more information.
    March 12 - 29
    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents Skin & Bone, opening Thursday March 12 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg with a pay-what-you-wish preview at 7:30 PM. Friday the 13 is a reduced price preview, also at 7:30 PM. The show is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
    March 13 (18)
    The Columbia County Conservation District will host a Soil Health seminar on Wednesday March 18 at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. The featured speaker will be Gabe Brown, a nationally recognized pioneer in the soil health movement. Cost is $20 to attend, and includes a hot lunch. RSVP by March 13 by calling 570-784-1310.
    March 14
    Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg for Tales And Tunes From The Frontier, Saturday, March 14 from 10AM - 2PM. Learn how to make music from household items with Randy & Josey Brendle. Build your own instrument, and enjoy music and stories from frontier life. The museum is on 7th Street next to the Bloomsburg YMCA.
    March 14
    The 3rd annual Leprechaun Loop is coming up Saturday March 14 at St Columba Catholic School on 3rd Street in Bloomsburg. The 5K run & fun walk gets under way at 9AM. Check-in starts at 7AM. Awards will be given for the best dressed in each category, as well as a $100 cash prize for setting a new course record. Please, no animals. Pre-registration is $18 and includes a t-shirt if you pre-register by March 6. Entry fee on race day is $25. For more information, go to
    March 14
    It's Thanksgiving for Spring at St Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Bloomsburg, Saturday March 14. The traditional Thanksgiving meal includes turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and all the trimmings. Take out from 4-5PM for $8, or dine in from 5-7PM. Cost for the sit-down meal is $9 for adults or just $5 for kids under 12. The church is at the corner of Main and Iron Streets in Bloomsburg.
    Thru March 15
    AGAPE's Project Frozen is in effect now through mid-March. The AGAPE Care Center on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will be open from 7PM - 7AM every night for anyone who needs a warm place to stay. Guests must be drug and alcohol free. Volunteers are needed for the overnight shifts. For more information, call 570-854-6141.
    March 16
    The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a presentation at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick Monday March 16 starting at 6PM. "Law And Order: Berwick True Crime" will break down the events of October 13, 2013, when heroin addict Noah Bomboy went on a desperate crime spree, attacking residents across the community. Speakers will include two of his victims and officials involved in his arrest and conviction. The program is free, and everyone is invited to attend. The library is on Market Street in Berwick.
    March 18
    The Master Gardeners of Penn State will hold their spring awards luncheon and special presentation on pollinators Tuesday, March 24 at 10:30 AM at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville. Cost for the luncheon is just $20 each. RSVP by March 18 by calling 988-3950.
    March 19
    The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday night March 19 at 6:30PM. This month, the club will learn how to knit - with your fingers! The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
    March 21
    Catch a free preview of the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 2015 Theater In The Classroom presentation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Saturday March 21 at the Bloomsburg Public Library. The show starts at Noon.
    March 22
    Come to the Nelson Field House on Bloomsburg University's upper campus for "A Day In Seussville" - Sunday March 22 from 1-3 PM. The free program includes games, crafts, and entertainment for kids 12 and under.
    March 23
    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's 37th season of Theater In The Classroom returns with William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Teachers and administrators, it's time to sign up your school, library or community center for one of the traveling performances, beginning March 23rd. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
    Through March 25
    Join Journeymate Ministries Church in Lightstreet for their series of Lenten Teas for Women, Wednesday mornings February 25 through March 25. Come hear several local speakers with inspirational messages. Fellowship and refreshments start at 9:30 AM, the programs start at 10 AM. There is no fee to attend. The church is on Main Street in Lightstreet. For more information call 570-336-0832.
    March 25, April 11
    The 6th annual Believe In Hope 5K Run & Walk in memory of Carissa Barrett will be held Saturday, April 11 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 8AM. The race starts at 10AM. Pre-registration before March 25 is $18 or just $5 without a t-shirt. Fee after March 25 is $20 or $8 without a shirt. Proceeds benefit St Jude's Children's Hospital. For more information, call 570-764-5778.
    March 26
    Folk, Blues, and Gospel singer Jay Smar returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library for two performances on Thursday March 26. Stop by at Noon or 6:30PM for an old-fashioned concert for the whole family. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
    Thru March 27
    St Mary's church on Fowler Avenue in Berwick will be holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday in Lent. Eat in or take out from 11AM - 7PM. Factory orders are available. Please place orders before 10AM. For more information call 570-759-9227.
    March 28
    District 13 Little League will hold an umpire training clinic on Saturday March 28 at Columbia Montour Vo-Tech school, Sweppenheiser drive, East of Bloomsburg. All new and returning District 13 Little League baseball and softball umpires, ages 13 and up, are invited to attend. Check-in starts at 8AM, the clinic will run until 3PM. Cost is $20, including lunch and materials. Pre-registration is required. call 570-374-1812 for more information.
    March 28
    You can be a part of BTE's Summer Family Show - the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is opening community auditions for vibrant and focused young actors from 4th through 12th grade for their production of Sideways Stories From The Wayside School. Auditions will be held Saturday March 28 at the Alvina Krause Theatre in downtown Bloomsburg. Signup is open from 9:30 - 11AM, with auditions starting at 10AM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.
    March 28
    The annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl For Kids Sake is coming up Saturday March 28 at P-Nut Bowl, just off Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. Gather your team and sign up by Thursday March 26. For more information, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA on our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.
    March 29
    Empty Bowls 2015 is coming up Sunday March 29, 11AM - 1:30PM in Bloomsburg University's Kehr Union ballroom. Come enjoy a selection of soups from many area restaurants as well as live entertainment. All proceeds benefit the Bloomsburg Food Cupboard. For more information call 389-5145.
    Through April 3
    Reliance Fire Company #1 in Berwick is holding their annual Lenten Fish Fry every Friday through April 3. Eat in or take out. Local delivery is available for businesses and factories with a minimum of 5 orders. The fire company is at 501 West 3rd Street in Berwick. Call to pre-order, 570-752-5621.
    Through April 3
    Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg for their latest community exhibition - The Photographic Process - featuring works submitted by local amateur and professional photographers. The show runs through April 3.
    Through April 5
    Come to Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest exhibition, Vista Gradients, by local fine art photographer Danielle deLeon. The showing runs through April 5.
    April 18
    The Danville Child Development Center's annual Celebrity Waiter dinner is coming up Saturday, April 18, at the historic Danville Borough Ballroom on Mill Street. Step back to the Roaring Twenties with flappers, casino games, and live music. Cost is $60 each or $100 per couple. Cocktails start at 5PM with dinner at 5:45. For more information, call 570-275-4047.
    April 18
    The Animal Resource Center will host Another Night of Wine And Music, Saturday April 18 at the Barn at Boone's Dam on Fort McClure Boulevard in Bloomsburg. Enjoy live jazz from Tony Kurdilla and the Lehigh Avenue Jazz Quartet, appetizers, and check out the silent auction. Doors open at 6PM, wine tasting by Shade Mountain Winery starts at 6:30. Get your tickets in advance for just a $35 donation. Proceeds benefit ARC. For more information, call 570-850-6986.

    June 19

    The annual Catawissa Teenage Battle of the Bands is coming up Friday June 19, as part of the summer concert series. First place prize is $300, 2nd place is $100. A majority of the members in each band must be teenagers to enter. For more information, call 570-356-2561.


    Thru Summer

    Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Monday mornings at 9:15AM. The weekly 20-minute program of stories, songs, puppets, and more is perfect for kids ages 18 months to three years and their parents or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.
    Volunteers are needed to help the Lycoming Animal Protection Society no-kill cat shelter in South Williamsport. Help is needed in many areas, from basic shelter maintenance to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to
    Bloomsburg Christian Church's free library will be open every Saturday from 9:30 AM till 3:30 PM. The church is at 107 Deussen Drive in Bloomsburg.
    The free Saturday Trains program at Christ Memorial Episcopal Church will be open every Saturday from 10 AM – Noon. Check out the "talking train," the Amtrak "Pennsylvanian," and dozens of other trains and a model merry-go-round that both children and adults can play with. The church is at the corner of Pine and East Market Streets in Danville.
    The free Wheelchair Engineers program at the Columbia Mall in Buckhorn will be open from Noon - 4 PM every Saturday at the Sears end of the mall. The handicapped-accessible model train layouts are open to everyone. See a classic American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.


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