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    Liquor Bill Rejected

    Governor Tom Wolf has rejected another big piece of legislation. State run wine and spirits stores are here to stay... at least for the time being... after Governor Wolf vetoed a Republican backed bill privatizing the system Thursday afternoon. Liquor privatization has been a priority for some republican leaders... and they claimed it would bring in hundreds of million in revenue while increasing convenience for Pennsylvanians. But Wolf said in a statement that the legislation falls short of a responsible means to reform the state liquor system and maximize revenues. He said the bill would result in higher prices for consumers and put many out of work. The Governor said he remains open to modernization.

     

    Budget Battle

    Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders continue their work on resolving their differences on a 2015-16 state budget. Earlier this week.. the Governor vetoed a GOP – backed $30 – billion spending plan. Now... House and Senate members have... or will return to their districts... awaiting the next call from Harrisburg. House Majority Leader Dave Reed... a Republican from Indiana County... said starting next week, the legislative leaders and top-level staff will meet with Wolf Administration officials trying to narrow their differences.

     

    DUI / BUI

    Many of us will be taking to the highways this upcoming 4th of July Holiday weekend. Thousands more will be on the either the lakes or the Susquehanna River to cool down a bit. But, law enforcement isn't taking a holiday. Emmett Kyler of the PA Boat and Fish Commission telling reporters at the Shikellamy State Park in Northumberland on Wednesday about increased enforcement this weekend on the waterways of the state.

     

    Turnpike Traffic

    It's "game on" as the 4th of July holiday travel period gets underway on the Pennsylvania Turnpike..with around 2.8 – million vehicles expected during the extra long weekend. The official holiday travel period on the PA Turnpike began at 3PM Wednesday afternoon and it continues until 6AM next Tuesday. State police will be out in full force, so drivers should obey the speed limit and no-texting law. Real-time traffic alerts are available on Turnpike Roadway Information Line... the number is 866-976-TRIP, or visit the live Travel Conditions Map online at paturnpike.com

     

    Bloomsburg 4th

    A lot of folks are getting ready for the 4th of July holiday weekend. Many municipalities are hosting special events... including a celebration at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Park Association President Chuck Wagner says there will be a car show Saturday afternoon... followed by fireworks.... starting at mid evening... sponsored by the Press – Enterprise and Kawneer.

     

    Firework Season

    It's firework season... and safety advocates are asking you to plan for safety before lighting a fuse this holiday weekend. The month surrounding the 4th of July sees the highest number of firework-related injuries of the year... with an average of 240 people admitted to emergency rooms per day around the country. Experts with the Pennsylvania Division of the American Trauma Society recommend only using legal fireworks.... outside, away from buildings... and always keeping a bucket of water or a hose nearby.

     

    State Pensions

    A bill to overhaul the state employee pension system is on Governor Tom Wolf's desk after it passed the House and Senate this week. Senate Bill 1 cleared the House with a vote of 106 to 89...after the House State Government Committee exempted State Police and Corrections officers from future changes... and reduced the increased contributions current employees would have to make. Those amendments lower the projected savings over the next three decades from around 18 billion dollars to about 10 billion dollars.

     

    Millville Pet & Toy Parade

    In Millville last night hundreds of people lined the streets to watch the Millville High School band strut their stuff... playing the theme from the Batman Television series... as they led the Annual Pet and Toy Parade. They were followed by kids... their parents... their dogs and cats... and a variety of farm animals. Also on hand fire apparatus. Wednesday night's parade was in support of the 86th annual Millville Fireman's Carnival which runs through Saturday night.

     

    Riverside Tornado

    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down in Northumberland County's Rush Township this week... destroying a shed and damaging a car. Our media partner Newswatch 16 is reporting the tornado touchdown happened around 8:30 Tuesday night near Riverside. The EF – 1 winds also blew around items not secured. No one was injured

     

    Wayward Cop

    A Carbon County police officer is being held... and will go to trial stemming from a crash which killed a Lehighton woman back in May of 2014. Stephen Homanko is facing criminal Homicide charges stemming from a crash on Route 209 which killed Carola Sauers... and badly injuring her husband. Police charge that Homanko was persuing a car... traveling at 100 miles an hour... moments before crashing into the Sauers car.

     

    Luzerne County Audit

    Luzerne County ran a $3.6 - million deficit last year. That contained in a draft audit released this week by County Manager Robert Lawton. In the past... the country has run an estimated 16 – million dollars a year since 2012. Lawton says 2015 should be a much better year... with the county erasing all deficits at the end of 2017.

     


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    Thru July 3

    The 43rd annual Pineknotter Days festival will run though Friday July 3 at King Street Park in Northumberland. There's great food, events, and entertainment for the whole family every night. Thursday come out to the car show from 6-9PM. Friday check out the craft show from 9AM-3PM. Proceeds benefit the Kiwanis community service projects.

     

    Thru July 4

    The 86th annual Millville Fire Company Carnival runs through Saturday July 4 at the Carnival Grounds on East Main Street. There's live music every night at 7, as well as food, games, rides, and much more. The pet and toy parade will be held Wednesday night June 30. It forms at 6:30PM near the Borough hall and moves at 7. The high-altitude fireworks show by Sky Shooters starts at 10PM on Friday July 3. The Independence Day parade forms at 9AM at Dog Gone Good Fuel and moves at 10:30. The low-level 4th of July fireworks show starts at 11PM at the Little league field.

     

    June 30

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday June 30 with a patriotic tribute by Zing Productions. 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 1-3

    The Friends of the Priestly-Forsyth Memorial Library book sale will be going on Wednesday July 1 though Friday July 3 at Christ United Methodist Church, just off the King Street Park in Northumberland. The sale will be open from 4-9 PM Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday from 10AM - 9PM, in conjunction with the Pineknotter Days festival at the park.

     

    July 1

    Wesley United Methodist Church on Market Street in Bloomsburg will host a Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday July 1 from 1-6 PM. To make an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

     

    July 1

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series continues Wednesday July 1 with music by the McNett Country Band. Bring a chair or blanket to the park bandshell on Market Street. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    July 2

    The Catawissa Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 2 with a patriotic tribute by the Catawissa Military Band and the Heart of Pennsylvania Women's Barbershop Chorus. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Cara Park on South 4th Street in Catawissa. Rain location will be at the Catawissa Fire Company.

     

    July 4

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Saturday July 4 with Independence Day festivities at the Jackson Mansion starting at 11AM. Music will be provided by Ruthy Stock from 7-9PM, followed by fireworks. The  Mansion is on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 4

    Independence Day festivities at the Bloomsburg Town Park start at 1PM Saturday afternoon and run through the fireworks show at dusk. There will be live bands at the park bandshell all afternoon, concessions by several area restaraunts and vendors set up along Market Street, swimming activites at the town pool, and a car show in the old tennis court lot from 1-5. Rain date for the fireworks will be Sunday at dusk.

     

    July 6 - 11

    The annual Lightstreet Fire Company Carnival runs Monday July 6 through Saturday July 11 at the carnival grounds on Center Street. There's live music every night. The pet & toy parade forms at 5:30 Tuesday night and moves at 6:30.  There's food, games, and free parking. The carnival gets under way each night starting at 5PM.

     

    July 7

    The Socrates Cafe returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday night for their regular evening of discussion and debate. The topic of the night will be "How much freedom would you give up for security?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    July 7

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday July 7 with a night of bluegrass by the Les Boys. 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 8

    Central Columbia's Class of 1970 reunion committee will hold a meeting at Perkins in Buckhorn on Wednesday July 8 at 7PM. Anyone interested in helping out with preparations for the reunion is invited to attend. The class's 45th reunion is scheduled for October 24th at the Berwick Golf Club.

     

    July 8

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series continues Wednesday July 8 with a Bluegrass concert by the Hometown Boyz. Bring a chair or blanket to the park bandshell on Market Street. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    July 9

    Thursday July 9 is Family LEGO Night at the Bloomsburg Public Library. Stop by starting at 6PM to build with your own bricks or the library's own collection. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    July 9

    The Catawissa Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 9 with a tribute to the music of Johnny Cash and June Carter presented by Ole 97. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Cara Park on South 4th Street in Catawissa. Rain location will be at the Catawissa Fire Company.

     

    July 9

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 9 with the Berwick Library ice cream social and car show. Music will be provided by the Legends Oldies Band. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 9-19

    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents their annual summer family show, Sideways Stories From Wayside School, based on the series of children's novels by Louis Sachar. The show opens Thursday July 9 with reduced-price previews at 1 & 7 PM. Tickets are $14 or just $8 for kids 12 and under. Group rates are also available. The show runs through Sunday July 19. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page. 

     

    July 10 - 12

    The 28th annual Bloomsburg 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals will be held Friday through Sunday July 10, 11, & 12 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. There'll be mud bogging, mud drags, tough truck challenges, and monster trucks featuring Raminator, Rammunition, and the 40th anniversiary of the original Bigfoot. For tickets and more information visit 4WheelJamboree.com

     

    July 11

    The Bloomsburg YMCA Selfie Run scavenger hunt is coming up Saturday July 11. Track down each of the items and snap a selfie, then be the first to return to the Y on 7th Street twin the top prizes. Entry fee is $20 or $40 for a team opf up to 4 people. Registration opens at 7AM. The hunt starts at 9AM. For more information visit the Bloom YMCA under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    July 12

    Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Berwick will hold their annual church picnic and hot rod cruise-in on Sunday July 12 from 11AM - 6PM. Entry in the car show is free. There will be all kinds of ethnic foods and live music by the Shoreliners. The church is at 1730 Fowler Avenue in Berwick.

     

    July 12 - 16

    Community Alliance Church in Bloomsburg will hold a Mega bible sports camp July 12 - 16 at the Bloomsburg Town Park from 6-8PM each evening. The program is for kids ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Registration id free. For more information call 570-784-6161.

     

    July 12, 14, 16

    Trinity United Church of Christ on 7th Street in Bloomsburg will host G-Force vacation bible school Sunday July 12, Tuesday July 14, and Thursday July 16 from 5-7:30PM each evening. The program is for kids 3 years old through 6th grade. Each session will begin with a meal followed by activites at 5:30. For more information call 570-784-6723.

     

    Thru July 12

    Come to Artspace Gallery for their latest exhibit: Life Is Still Beautiful, featuring works by guest artist Melanie Pacoli Eck. The showing runs through Sunday July 12 at the gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    July 14

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday July 14 with a concert by local folk musician Van Wagner. 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 15

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series continues Wednesday July 15 with an evening of oldies by Memory Lane. Bring a chair or blanket to the park bandshell on Market Street. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    July 16 - 25

    The 145th Lycoming County Fair will be held Thursday July 16 through Saturday July 25 at the fairgrounds in Hughesville. There's free daily entertainment and more featuring the demolition derby, tractor & truck pulls, figure-8 racing, horse pulls, and tons of live music. For tickets and more information, click the Lycoming County Fair logo at the top-right of the page.

     

    July 16

    The Catawissa Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 16 with Satisfaction, the national touring tribute group to the music of the Rolling Stones. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Cara Park on South 4th Street in Catawissa. Rain location will be at the Catawissa Fire Company.

     

    July 16

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 16 with an evening of music by the singing DJ Joe Lapchak. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 17-25

    It's time again for the 88th annual Orangeville Fire Company Carnival, Friday July 17 though Saturday July 25. There's great live music every night, rides and games, and chicken barbecue both Saturdays starting at 4PM. The 68th pet and toy parade forms at 5:30 PM on Tuesday the 21st and moves at 6:30. The carnival grounds are on Mill Street in Orangeville. There is no carnival on Sunday.

     

    July 18

    The Women's Center of Columbia and Montour Counties will hold their annual Ride For Shelter motorcycle run on Saturday July 18. Registration will be open from 9-11 AM at the Catawissa Cracker Barrel. Cost is $10 per person, and includes a meal and admittance to the after-party at the Millville American Legion. There will be 50/50's, optional poker hands, and more. For more information call 570-784-6632.

     

    July 21

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday July 21 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Come learn about composting - the "black gold" for your garden. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    July 21

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday July 21 with 80's rock by the Avenue E Band. 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 20

    The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance will hold a special presentation on Monday July 20 at the McBride Memorial Library. Representatives from the recntly-opened Gaudenzia Berwick drug and alcohol treatment facility will discuss the history of their prigram, as well as treatment myths and misconceptions. Everyone is invited. The program starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 20 - 24

    Town Hill UMC will host Vacation Bible School Monday July 20 though Friday July 24 from 9:30 AM - Noon. The program is for kids ages 5-12. The church is at 417 Town Hill Road in Shickshinny. For more information call 570-864-2401.

     

    July 22

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series continues Wednesday July 22 with Swing and Modern Jazz by the Clickard Consortium. Bring a chair or blanket to the park bandshell on Market Street. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    July 23

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday July 23 with an evening of music by the Swing Masters and the Berwick Children's Choir. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    July 26 - 30

    Elysburg Alliance Church will host Everest Vacation Bible School on Sunday July 26 through Thursday July 30 from 6-8 PM. The program is for kids ages 3-11. The church is on Alpha Avenue in Elysburg. For more information call 570-672-2176.

     

    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 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.

     

    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.

     

    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 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 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 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 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.

     

    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 Thursdays 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 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.

     

    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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