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    Porn Sentence

    A Berwick man will be spending the next 16 – years in federal prison. Our media partner... Newswatch 16... is reporting 58 – year old Rickie Sitler was in federal court in Wilkes – Barre Thursday... admitting to producing child pornography. The guilty plea stems from video taping and taking snapshots... using a 4 – year old child in images from late 2014. After serving his prison sentence.... Sitler will serve ten years probation.

     

    Millard / State Budget

    A state budget impasse remains under the gold dome in Harrisburg... Democratic Governor Wolf and the republican - controlled GOP not playing well with each other. Also... some talk dealing with the possibility of a severance tax on gas drillers in the Marcellus Shale fields that would be earmarked for education. But Rep. David Millard appearing on the Thursday edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz says a lot of misinformation about school funding is still making the rounds... such as the 1 billion dollars in stimulus funding from the feds. Rep. Millard says two other items to be addressed is taking the state store system private... as well as pension reform. Legislators are due back in Harrisburg at the end of August.

     

    MH 370 / Kovach

    Authorities in France are trying to figure out if a piece of an airplane which washed ashore on an island in the Indian Ocean is part of that Boeing 777 that went missing last year. Malaysia Air Flight 370... never made it to it's destination in China... going off the radar screen never to be heard from, or seen again. Naval Airman Chris Kovach of Berwick helped in the initial search... telling WHLM News during a recent interview... he's proud of the role he played looking for debris on the water. The plane with 239 people on board was never found... but it's believed that if part of the wing flap discovered is part of flight 370... it will be closure to the families.

     

    National Night Out

    Keeping the streets of Bloomsburg Safe... that's what the police department does 24 / 7... now you have an opportunity to meet the men and women in blue Tuesday... during National Night Out... at the town pool. Officer Ken Auchter says it's a chance to interact with folks who act as an extra set of eyes and ears. National Night out begins 6 O'clock Tuesday night at the town pool at Ft. McClure Boulevard and Catherine Street.

     

    Energy / UGI

    This is the time of year when rising energy use goes hand in hand with rising temperatures. With daytime highs at or above the 90 degree mark in the forecast for much of the state, energy consumption is up as well. Pennsylvania-based UGI says there have been no problems thus far meeting the demand. Officials add that utility customers can take cost - saving steps during a heat wave, including closing blinds and drapes to block the sun's rays and helping fans and air conditioners work more efficiently.

     

    Hazleton Crash

    One person was injured Thursday afternoon when the car they were driving slammed into a building on Alter Street. Police say it all began with a two car crash. One of the cars hit the pawn shop.... which had apartments on the second floor. No word on the condition of the car's driver. The building has been condemned.

     

    Hospitals

    Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed state budget includes an 18 percent tax increase on hospitals and would cut funding for burn centers and maternity-related services by $4.1 million for some Pennsylvania hospitals. That word from Andy Carter... who heads the Hospital and Healthsystem Association in Pennsylvania. Carter said a tax called the Hospital Quality Care Assessment would increase from 3.2 percent to 3.8 percent without a corresponding return of those dollars to hospitals.

     

    Wilkes – Barre Robbery

    Wilkes – Barre Police are looking for a man who robbed two people at gunpoint Wednesday afternoon. The incident taking place along East South Street... near South Wells. The victims telling investigators the man stuck a weapon in their faces demanding items from their pockets. The daring daylight bandit was last seen running south on Park Avenue.

     

     

     

    WHLM Sports

    Little League

    In the Major Division of Little League state tournament in Newville Thursday... South Columbia lost to Back Mountain 10 to nothing. The 11 year old Division state tournament begins Friday at 1 O'clock in Plymouth Meeting. South Columbia plays Abington.

     

    Cole Hamels

    The rebuilding of the Philadelphia Phillies continued yesterday with the trading of pitcher Cole Hamels.

    He was sent to the Texas Rangers in an 8 player deal.

     

    PHL Phillies

    Thursday night at Citizen's Bank Park, in the first game of a four game series...the Phils defeated the Atlanta Braves 4 to 1. The second game of the series begins Friday night at 7:05. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:30.

     

    Other MLB Games

    In other games from Thursday... the Sand Diego Padres got by the New York Mets 8 to 7... the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Cincinnati Reds 15 to 5.... and the Texas Rangers outlasted the New York Mets

    7 to 6.

     


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    July 28

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday July 28 with a concert of gospel and Americana by Raven Creek. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Memorial Park on Church Street in Danville - rain location will be at Grove Presbyterian Church.

     

    July 29

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series continues Wednesday July 29 with vocal harmony from Gift, Troutman, and Gift. Bring a chair or blanket to the park bandshell on Market Street. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    July 30

    The Lonely Sock Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library Thursday July 30 for an evening of craft projects. Learn how to make metallic jewelry - necklaces, bracelets, belts, and more. The club meets at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    July 30

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 30 with an evening of music by Jeff Brown and Sons of a Sailor. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 31

    Christ United Lutheran Church in Catawissa will hold their annual summer social Friday July 31 starting at 5PM. There will be barbecue, homemade soups, perogies, desserts and more. The church is at 116 Church Street in Catawissa.

     

    July 31, August 1

    Our Lady of Mercy church in Catawissa will hold their annual church picnic 6-11 PM Friday July 31 and Saturday August 1 at the church grounds on Slabtown Road. There's food, games, and dancing with music by Kartune on Friday and the 60's Boys on Saturday. Please, no coolers on the church grounds.

     

    July 31 - August 2

    The 28th annual Loyalsock Valley Antique Machinery Show is happening the weekend of July 31 at the Lycoming County Sportsmen's Grounds off Route 87. The featured manufacturer will be John Deere. There's events all weekend with parades every day, tractor pulls, competitions, live music and more. The grounds open for setup on Thursday July 30. Daily admission is just $5 or $12 for a 3-day pass. Kids 12 and under get in free. For more information call 570-323-5038.

     

    July 31 - August 2

    St Joseph's Church in Berwick will hold their annual Italian festival the weekend of July 31. Come to the church grounds on Monroe Street Friday and Saturday from 4-9 PM and Sunday from Noon - 5PM. There's all kinds of Italian and other ethnic foods and a pasta dinner on Sunday, as well as live music every day. Please no pets on the festival grounds. 

     

    July 31 - August 2

    Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company will hold their annual carnival Friday July 31 through Sunday August 2 at the grounds on West County Road. There's live music, garden tractor pulls, games, food, and the Fireman's Parade at 5PM on Sunday.

     

    August 1

    Hobbie Boy Scout Troop 300 will host a 5K Run/Walk for Scouting on Saturday August 1 at the Hobbie Fire Hall on East County Road. Entry fee is $20 each. Registration opens at 7:30 AM. The race starts at 9AM. All proceeds benefit the Troop's equipment and supplies. For more information call 570-379-2617.

     

    August 1

    Come to the Salem Lutheran Church grove in Selinsgrove for a free gospel concert on Saturday August 1 featuring Gospel Bond. Refreshments will be available starting at 5PM. The concert starts at 7PM. The church is on Salem Road, off Route 522 in Selinsgrove.

     
    August 1
    It's time again for ArtFest in downtown Bloomsburg, Saturday August 1 from 10AM - 5PM, rain or shine. Browse the work of exceptional area artists and artisans along Main and Center Streets, enjoy food from local restaurants, and let your kids flex their imaginations with some creative activities. Don't miss the live music all day including a performance by Destination Blues artists Mess Melanie and the Valley Rats at St Paul's Episcopal Church on Main Street, starting at 7PM. For more information visit Downtown Bloomsburg under Our Partners at the top of the page.
     
    August 1
    Monica's Heart retired racing greyhound adoption group will hold an adoption event Saturday August 1 at Tractor Supply Company on Route 11 in Bloomsburg. Stop by from 11AM - 2PM to learn more about the group, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt one. 
     
    August 3

    SMILE, the single-mothers' support group, will hold an open house on Monday, August 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at New Covenant church in Berwick. There will be games, free food, and prizes for mothers and their children. The church is at 212 West 11th Street in Berwick.

     

    August 4

    Transportation Tuesday is back August 4 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.

     

    August 4

    Join your local police departments on Tuesday August 4 during this year's National Night Out. In Berwick come to the Borough parking lot at 1800 Market Street from 5-8 PM for free food, drinks, games, and educational activities including tours of some of the department's emergency vehicles. In Bloomsburg come to the town pool on Fort McClure Boulevard from 6-8 PM for an evening of free swimming at the pool, hot dogs, displays by the Fire Department, EMS, and SWAT units, and a drawing for two 2016 memberships at the pool. The events are free. Everyone is invited.

     

    August 4

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday August 4 with a night of acoustic rock by Rusty Foulke. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Memorial Park on Church Street in Danville - rain location will be at Grove Presbyterian Church.

     

    August 6

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series wraps up the season with the annual Ice Cream and Cake Festival on Thursday August 6. Music and entertainment will be provided by the Covered Bridge Cloggers and the Catawissa Military Band. Come for food, games, music, and fun for all. Events start at 5PM at the park on Market Street.

     

    August 6

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 6 with an evening of music by Licker'd Up. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    Thru August 7

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's annual Summer Theatre School is in session now through August 7. There are class sessions tailored for young children, teens, and adults. For details on the different programs offered this summer, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 7 (15)

    The 6th annual Gate House golf tournament is coming up Saturday August 15 rain or shine at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Shotgun start for the 4-person scramble is at 9AM. Registration is $65 each and includes cart rental, refreshments, and sandwich fixings after the tournament. Score a hole in one and win a car! There will be other games and prizes as well. Please register by Friday August 7. For more information call 570-275-6766.

     

    August 7 & 8

    Holy Angles church in Kulpmont will hold their annual parish picnic on Friday and Saturday august 7 & 8. There's live music, great ethnic foods, a yard sale, prizes, and fireworks on Saturday at 10 PM. The church is on Scott Street in Kulpmont.

     

    August 8

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Berwick will hold a free used clothing giveaway Saturday August 8 from 8AM - Noon. There will be clothing for both children and adults. The church is at 1600 Fowler Avenue in Berwick.

     

    August 8

    The 2nd annual BTE Kayak Day is happening Saturday August 8. The 3-hour trip down the Susquehanna from Lime Ridge to Bloomsburg will include a stop at a private island for a cookout. Registration fee of $50 covers operation costs, kayak rental if needed, and lunch. The excursion will depart from the Bloomsburg Town Park at 9AM. Take out location will be back at the park. For more information visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 8

    The Montour Motorcycle Riders and Tri-County ABATE will hold their third annual multi-club party & cruise Saturday August 8 at the Catawissa Boat Club - rain or shine. Registration will be open from 10:30 - 11:30. The ride leaves at noon and returns by 4:30. Registration is $20 per person, and includes a pig roast and enterainment after the ride. All vehicles are welcome. All proceeds benefit Camp Victory. For more information call 570-204-1754.

     

    August 8

    Monica's Heart retired racing greyhound adoption group will hold an adoption event Saturday August 8 at PETCO in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Stop by from 11AM - 2PM to learn more about the group, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt one. 

     

    August 8

    The Berwick Elks will hold a special spaghetti supper fundraiser Saturday August 8 from 4-8 PM at the lodge on West 2nd Street. Cost is $8 for adults and just $5 for kids under 12. Proceeds will benefit the lodge's youth activities.

     

    Thru August 9

    Danville's Memorial Park Story Hour is back for the Summer. Come to the park on Church Street every Wednesday night at 6:30 for an evening of stories for kids about animals, folk tales, history and more. Rain location will be Grove Presbyterian Church. There will be no story hour on Wednesday June 24.

     

    August 10 - 15

    It's time again for the annual Montour-DeLong community fair, Monday August 10 through Saturday August 15. There's great food with dinner specials each day, horse, tractor and truck pulls, plus live free entertainment. The pet and toy parade gets underway Wednesday night at 6:30. The fireworks show by Hot Shots is Friday at 9:30. Admission is free. Parking is just $3. The fairgrounds are on Route 254 in Washingtonville.

     

    August 12

    Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ will hold their annual Peach Festival on Wednesday August 12 from 4 - 7PM. There will be tons of fresh peaches, ice cream, barbecue and more. The church is on East 7th Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    August 12 - 16

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present their annual Summer Intern Project: In the Shadow of the Axe, Wednesday August 12 through Sunday August 16 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Suggested donation at the door is $15. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and a Sunday matinee at 3PM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 13

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 13 with an evening of music by the Autumns Olden Oldies Band. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 13

    Come out to the Lightstreet Hotel for another evening of guest bartending, Thursday August 13 from 7-9 PM. There's basket raffles, 50/50s and more.  All tips and 10 percent of the evening's food purchases will go toward the Orangeville Public Library.

     

    August 13 - 15

    Valley Chemical's annual fireman's carnival is happening August 13, 14, & 15. There's games, food, and fun for the whole family, with live music each night at 7. Thursday it's Smooth Country, Friday will be Top Shelf, and Saturday it's Lucky Afternoon. Please no alcohol, pets, or bikes on the carnival grounds on Route 42 in Numidia.

     

    August 14

    The Mainville Sportsmen's Club will host a firearms familiarization and personal protection course on Friday and Saturday August 14 & 15. The 3-hour seminar on Friday will cover safe firearms handling, building confidence, legal concerns, self-preservation and more. You must attend Friday's seminar to take part in Saturday's live-fire training. Fee for the course is $35 and includes lunch on Saturday. For more information call 570-951-7105.

     

    August 16

    The Mifflin Township Forest Rangers annual motorcycle and car cruise is coming up Sunday August 16. Registration will be open at the fire hall from 8-11, and breakfast is included. After the run there's a roast pork meal and live music by the Tex Mowery Band. Tickets are $25 each or $40 per couple. For more information call 570-394-1082.

     

    August 18

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday August 18 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Come learn about how to compost all year-round - using earthworms. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    August 20

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 20 with an evening of music by the Irem String Band. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 22

    Katy's Church will hold their annual church festival Saturday August 22 from 3PM until Dusk. There's homemade food and desserts, Tricky Tray raffles, and live music by the Classics with Leon & Vicki Derr. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic church off Route 44 near the state Game Lands west of Millville. For more information call 570-764-2412.

     

    August 22

    The first annual Berwick Borough Kayak & Canoe Poker Paddle is happening Saturday August 22 at Test Track Park. Enjoy a relaxing 15-mile float down the Susquehanna river with a barbecue dinner and music afterward at the park. Registration will be open 7-9 AM. Transportation will be provided to the launch site. Cost is $20 each, or just $10 for participants under 18. For more information visit the Berwick Borough under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Thru August 23

    Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will present "Artspace Remembers" a memorial show and sale of the works of former members James Evans, Matt Haney, and Marlin Wagner. The show will run through August 23.

     

    August 27

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 27 with an evening of music by Covert Action. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 29

    AGAPE's 6th annual Palooza is happening Saturday August 29 from 10AM - 4PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park.  There will be food, family-friendly live music, pony ride, face painting and more. For more information visit AGAPE under our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

     

    August 29

    The 8th annual Pig Pickin' Corn Roastin' Good Time is happening Saturday August 29 from 11:30 AM - 3 PM at the Catawissa Boat Club. There's music, games, prizes, and food by Wendt's Pork Palace. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, $5 for children, and kids 5 and under get in free. Proceeds benefit elderly in-home services for Columbia and Montour Counties. For more information call the Columbia-Montour Aging Office at 570-784-9272.

     

    August 30

    Come to the front steps of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg Sunday August 30 for Sundae Sunday from 6 - 8 PM. There's free ice cream and entertainment for all ages. The church is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    Thru August 30

    The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is back for the summer in Liberty Hall on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Stop by from 10AM - 4PM Wednesdays through Sundays to find antiques, collectibles, and more. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week. Please no televisions, exercise equipment, mattresses, or box springs. The sale runs through the end of August. For more information call 570-275-2313.

     

    September 3

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series wraps up the season Thursday September with Cake & Ice Cream Night and an evening of music by Memory Lane. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    September 12

    Join AGAPE on Saturday September 12 for a trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Tour the world-renowned complex of museums including the Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo. Cost is $65 per person. The bus will depart at 6AM from the Big Lots parking lot on Route 11 in Bloomsburg. For more information, call 570-317-2210.

     

    September 13

    Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and the Blind Pig Kitchen Sunday September 13 at From Pitchfork To Plate. All food served during the meal will be locally-sourced from area farms, wineries, and other producers. Dinner will be served at 5PM at the Barn At Greenwood, Route 42 in Millville. Tickets are $75 each. Seating is limited to the first 100 diners. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    September 22

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday September 22 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Come learn how to properly "put your garden to bed" for the Winter. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    October 20

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday October 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Now that growing season is over, don't forget about your garden tools. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    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.

     

    Thru Summer

    Columbia Sullivan Head Start is now recruiting students for the fall. Any child who is 3 or 4 years old before September 1st and meets income guidelines, as well as homeless families and children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.

     

    Thru October

    The Bloomsburg Farmer's market is back for the summer. Come to Market Square from 7AM - 1PM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday for fresh and locally-grown fruits, vegetables, flowers,eggs, meat and more. The market will run through October. For more information call 570-784-7123 extension 117.

     

    Thru November

    The Ferry Street Growers Market will be open every Saturday 8AM - 1PM through November 21, rain or shine. Find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, baked goods and more, along with weekly activities for the whole family. The market sets up in the Coles parking lot at 330 Ferry Street in Danville.

     

    Thru December

    The 2015 Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library Historic Collectors Crock is now available. This year's design features the dome of Bloomsburg University's iconic Carver Hall. Limited numbers of the first three crocks in the series are still available as well. Each crock is handmade by Bunjo Pottery in Lancaster and is individually numbered. Price is $40 each. 100% of profits benefit the Bloomsburg Public Library. You can pick up an order form at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg or online at BloomsburgPL.org

     

    TFN

    The Danville Community Band is looking for new members. Whether you've played for years or are just starting out, they invite you to join the band. No audition is needed. Rehearsals start at 7PM Thursdays in the Kirkbride building on the Danville State Hospital campus. For more information visit DanvilleCommunityBand.org or call 570-275-3520.

     

    TFN

    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 LAPSshelter.org

     

    TFN

    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.

     

    TFN

    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,"  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.

     


 

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