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    Renaissance Jamboree

    Planning is expected to get underway soon for the 38th annual Renaissance Jamboree. The 37th annual affair was held Saturday along Main Street in Bloomsburg... with thousands of people attending despite cool temperatures and partly sunny skies. Non – profit and commercial vendors took up Main Street from Iron to West Streets... peddling their wares... and informing visitors about their cause. There was no shortage of entertainment either.... with a number of venues set up for anything from square dancing to... the big band sounds.... as well as Motown rock.

     

    Bloomsburg Skate Park

    We could see construction get underway soon for a place for skateboarders to ride. It would be in the Town Park area... along Ft. McClure Boulevard... in the area of the former skateboard Park. Town Park Improvement Association President Chuck Wagner says since the proposed park has received a 5 – thousand dollar grant... the facility must be constructed of concrete. Wagner says it's expected ground will be broken in late May or early June.... with boarders using the facility sometime in July.

     

    Town Park

    There is a meeting Monday night at Town Council chambers dealing with what you want to see in Town Park. That session gets underway at 6 O'clock on the second floor of town hall... prior to Monday night's Town Council meeting.

     

    Gov. Wolf's Budget
    Governor Tom Wolf continues to push for his proposed budget, complete with tax hikes and Shifts. Governor Wolf proposed an ambitious plan to change numerous tax rates in Pennsylvania when he delivered his budget address to lawmakers last month. Since then, he's been on the road trying to sell his ideas to the people. On Radio PA's Ask the Governor program last week, Mr Wolf said he believes he can work well with Republican lawmakers who call the shots in the House and Senate... the two sides have about 9 weeks to get a compromise plan ironed out if they're to meet the June 30th budget deadline.

     

    State Economic Stimulates
    A recent roundtable discussion in Harrisburg looked at ways to stimulate the state's economy. A highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of a seven bill package sponsored by Senator Rob Teplitz. Key points include providing specific training for the jobs that are available, improving opportunities for veterans, as well as female and minority-owned businesses, promoting products that are made in Pennsylvania, and the creation of an office within the Department of Community and Economic Development to assist recent immigrants.

     

    Knoebels

    Knoebels Amusement Resort... sitting on the board of Columbia and Northumberland Counties opened for the first time for the 2015 season over the weekend. The ribbon was officially cut for the park's newest roller coaster... the Impulse. The first ride was auctioned off for “Give Kids the World.” The overall auction raising about $7,000 dollars. There are always impressive numbers from Knoebels... with the Columbia – Montour Visitors Bureau estimating guest attendance in the past at a million people a season.

     

    Women's Center / Cell Phones

    If you have an unwanted and unused cell phone.... why not turn it into the Women's Center in Bloomsburg... where it will be put to go use... and help the center.... so says Zabrina Finn. Cell phones that don't work are sent off to a company who erase personal information... then sending the Center a donation. Useable phones are wiped clean of data... and given to clients so they can call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

     

    Eating Disorders
    A bill in the state House would require schools to distribute information about eating disorders. State Representative Steve Santarsiero says he believes schools present a unique opportunity to get the right information to parents... so eating disorders can be addressed quickly if they occur. His bill would require schools share information on the warning signs with parents of children in fifth through twelfth grade. Eating disorders such as anorexia... bulimia... and binge eating affect more than 400,000 Pennsylvanians... and first symptoms usually present themselves in that age range.

     

    Hazleton Drugs

    A traffic stop led to drug charges against two men over the weekend in West Hazleton. Also in the car at the time of the stop was a six year old child. Officers stopped the vehicle on South Broad Street for having illegal lighting equipment. Probable cause was discovered to search the vehicle with cops coming up with narcotics and prescription medicine.

     

    Wilkes - Barre Gunshots

    Wilkes – Barre police are checking into reports of gunshots fired early Sunday morning. Police were called to the Passion Lounge on Scott Street. They later caught up with two people... believed to be involved... on Route 309. One person was taken into custody... while the second person ran off into some near-by woods.

     

    WHLM Sports

    CJ Curry
    Former Berwick quarterback C.J. Curry played in East Stroudsburg's spring game on Saturday night. That concluded his first spring with the Warriors, and afterward he said the experience was a positive one. Curry was in for 14 plays on Saturday night. He completed 2 of 4 passes for 33 yards.

     

    PHL Phillies

    In major league baseball Sunday, the Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4. On Monday night.. the Phils open a four game series against the Cardinals in Saint Louis. The first pitch will be at 8:15. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at 7:40.

     

    Other MLB Games

    In other games Sunday... the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Arizona Diamondbacks 8 to nothing... and the New York Yankees got by the New York Mets 6 to 4.

     

    NBA

    In the NBA playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of Boston with a 101-93 win over the Celtics.

     

    Other NBA Games

    In other games,,, The Los Angeles Clippers downed the San Antonio Spurs 114 to 105... the Washington Wizards defeated the Toronto Raptors 125 – 94... and it was the Dallas Mavericks over the Houston Rockets 121 to 109.

     


  • April 28

    Come to Bloomsburg Univeristy's Carver Hall this Tuesday evening for a free screening of "Gringo Trails," a documentary that examines the impact tourists have had on the most remote areas of the earth. The show starts at 7PM.

     

    April 30

    PA CareerLink will be holding a job fair on Thursday April 30th at Masser's Banquet Hall on Route 487 in Paxinos. Bring your resume and dress for success. The job fair runs from 11AM - 3PM. For more information call 570-988-7300.

     

    Through April 30

    The Women's Center of Columbia & Montour Counties is collecting used cellphones during April for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Cellphones can be dropped off at their offices on North Market Street in Bloomsburg or at the Columbia Mall, The Bloomsburg Salvation Army, The Bloomsburg Public Library, and several other locations from Danville to Berwick. For details on locations and more information call 570-784-6632.

     

    April 30 - May 17

    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show opens with a Pay-what-you-wish preview on Thursday April 30 at 7:30 PM, followed by a reduced-price preview on Friday May 1 at 7:30. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    May 2

    Danville's annual Spring Fling gets under way this Saturday starting with the River Towns Marathon and half-marathon at 7AM. From 9AM - 5PM come to downtown Danville for crafters, vendors, delicious food and more from local business and nonprofits.

     

    May 2

    The annual Great Strides Cystic Fibrosis 5K walk is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Gather your pledges and walk as an individual or as a team. The walk starts at 10AM. Proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. For more information call 717-671-4000.

     

    May 2

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's Summer Camp Open House is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Mitrani Production Center in downtown Bloomsburg. Stop by from 1-3 PM and meet the actors and teachers, learn more about the theater camp's programs, and enter to win a free BTE summer camp package. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    May 2

    The United Way of Columbia County golf classic is coming up Saturday May 2 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Entry per person for the 4-man scramble is $60 and includes cart, greens fees, lunch and the free beer cart! Shotgun start is at 9AM. For more information call the United Way at 784-3134.

     

    May 2

    The third annual Montour Township Fire Company car & truck show is coming up Saturday May 2nd from 8AM - 2PM at the Bloomsburg Christian Church on Deussen Drive, off Route 11 West of Bloomsburg. Registration is $15 for each car or truck. There will be 50/50s, raffles, food by Steph's Subs and ice cream from the Lightstreet Fire Company.

     

    May 2

    The Columbia County Historical and Genealogical Society will present "A Miner's Tale," performed by Robert Thomas Hughes, Saturday May 2nd at Ridge Street UMC in Almedia. The one-man show explores the lives of child workers in Pennsylvania's coal mines in the early 1900's. The show is free, and starts at 7:45 PM.

     

    May 3

    Hobbie Volunteer Fire Company is holding a country breakfast buffet on Sunday May 3 from 8AM-Noon. Tickets can be bought at the door - $8 for adults, $4 for kids 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. The fire hall is at 655 East County Road in Wapwallopen.

     

    May 5

    Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1 2015. Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

     

    May 5 (16)

    The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is conducting their second annual Covered Bridge Bus tour on Saturday May 16. Cost per rider is $20 and includes a picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. The bus departs at 9:30AM from the Visitors Bureau office on Papermill Road, just off the I-80 / Route 487 interchange. Place your reservations by Tuesday May 5. For more information visit the Visitors Bureau under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    May 8 (13)

    Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

     

    May 9

    The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.

     

    May 9

    The Greater Columbia County Relay for Life team will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday May 9th at Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church, Welliver Drive in Bloomsburg. Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The sale runs from 8AM - 2PM.

     

    May 9

    The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

     

    May 9

    Join the Montour Motorcycle Riders in support of the Animal Resource Center during the Ian's Wish benefit run on Saturday May 9. Registation is open from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Jerseytown Tavern on Route 44. Cost is just $10 per person, and includes lunch at the Fort Rickett's VFW post in Benton. Donations of blankets, green cleaners, paper towels, and other pet products will be collected as well. For more information, call 570-441-4520.

     

    May 11

    Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a round of golf on Monday May 11 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration for the 4-person scramble opens at 8:30. Tee-off is at 10 AM. Cost is $86 and includes a steak dinner. For more information call 570-784-0791.

     

    May 14

    The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

     

    May 14

    The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    May 16

    The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale rund until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

     

    May 16

    The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

     

    Through May 16

    The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    Through May 17

    Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

     

    May 23 - October

    It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

     

    Through May 31

    The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used used shoe drive during the month of May. Look for donation bins in locations in Bloomsburg, Berwick, and on Bloomsburg University's campus. For more information call 570-204-7254.

     

    June 15 - August 7

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's annual Summer Theatre School begins on June 15 and runs through August 7. There are camp 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.

     

    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.

     

    June 25 (July 11)

    The 2nd annual AGAPE golf tournament is happening Saturday July 11 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Registration opens at 7:30AM - shotgun start is at 8AM. Cost is $65 each and includes greens fees, cart, and a Southern BBQ lunch. Deadline to sign up is June 25. For more information call 317-2210.

     

    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 disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.

     

    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," 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.


 

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