Columbia – Montour Tourism
With the Covered Bridge and Arts Festival on the horizon... the Columbia – Montour Visitors Bureau is out with the economic impact left in wake in 2012. The agency's Otto Kurecian said direct spending totaled $8.5 - million... with the overall impact checking in at $14.2 – million. The agency is now gearing up for the 2013 edition of the festival to be held over four days, the first weekend in October, at the twin covered bridges in Forks... as well as at the Knoebels Amusement Resort near Elysburg.
Monday is the first day of classes for students attending Bloomsburg University. For the past week students have been moving into apartments in town... with the University's Bonnie Martin telling us that enrollment is expected to peak at just north of 10,000. Final figures won't be available from the University until the middle of next month
The construction zone at Routes 11 and 54 will be a very busy place Monday morning. Not only are crews involved in a flood control project... bunching up traffic at the intersection... but the newly re-constructed Danville Middle School is open... the first time in two years. Also spending the morning there will be four Danville police officers... all with unused citations... ready to write tickets... so says Chief Eric Gill. Chief Gill urging parents to have their kids take buses to school to avoid turning left on Route 11 while southbound into northbound traffic.
In his first appearance since May 5th... Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay went 6 innings Sunday in a 9 to 5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Monday night the Phil's open a four game series against the Mets in New York. Coverage on the WHLM Stations stations begins with the pre - game show at 6:35.