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What's Happening? Saturday, November 1, 2014


Daylight Savings Time ends tonight! Clocks fall back by an hour at 2AM early Sunday morning.

 

Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM this morning for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.

 

Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, going on this evening. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Roaring Creek Valley UMC presents The Skyline Boys gospel quartet in concert tonight at 6:30 PM. The show is free and everyone is invited. The church is at 6 Orchard Drive in Catawissa.

 

The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala this evening at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.

 

The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, tonight at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.

 

WHLM Sports

You can hear the results from Week 10 of High School Football with WHLM team coverage in the Friday Night Football Report:

 

 

HS Football

The 2014 high school football regular season ended this weekend, highlighted by Friday night's renewal of a neighborhood rivalry - Central Columbia at Bloomsburg. The scoring was slow to start, but ended in a 24-14 Bloomsburg win, the 10th-straight in their series against the neighboring Blue Jays. The Wagner's Trophies and Engraveables Player of the Game was Bloomsburg's Brandon Breisch.

 

Berwick / Hazleton

Berwick clinched home field advantage for the first round of the playoffs after trouncing Hazleton Area 56-6 at Crispen Field on Friday night.

 

Other Games

In other games, Southern Columbia clung to their unbeaten record after beating Selinsgrove 28-21, and Danville fell to Warrior Run 49-14. This afternoon Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech is at home against Pius X.

 

BU Football

In college football his afternoon the unbeaten Huskies of Bloomsburg University are at home against East Stroudsburg in a game that kicks off at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the whlm stations begins at Noon with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Nov 3

The Socates Cafe will meet this Monday evening at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street. The topic this month will be "how does perception affect our view of reality? Can anyone truly be objective? Can anyone truly change?" Bring your opinions. Discussion starts at 6:30 PM.

 

Nov 4

The Catawissa American Legion Post 541 will be holding a chicken and waffle dinner on Tuesday, November 4 from 4-7PM. Cost is $7 each or just $3 for kids 12 and under. Take-out will be availible. The Legion Post is just off Route 42 near the bridge in Catawissa.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Nov 5 – 9

The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.

 

Nov 6

Game Night returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday, with three new games designed for teens and adults. Come and test your skill. The games begin at 6:30PM.

 

Nov 8

The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.

 

Nov 8

The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.

 

Nov 8

St Cyril Pre-school and kindergarten is holding a basket bonanza Saturday, November 8th at the Gym at 580 Railroad Street in Danville. Doors open at 11AM - drawings start at 1PM. Tickets are $7 for a pack of 25. For more information, call 570-275-1505.

 

Nov 9

The BU Celebrity Artist Series continues Sunday, November 9 with Shaping Sound, a performance of explosive dance, dynamic rhythm, speed, and strength by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, from TV's Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Showtime is at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts on the BU main campus. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for kids and BU strudents. Call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409 or go to CAS.buzz

 

Nov 15

It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 18

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Thru Nov 21

Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art. 

 

Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.

 

Nov 29 & 30

Get your tickets now for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com

 

Dec 31

The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk.

 

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 maintenece 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 til 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.

 

TFN
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 newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

Friday / October 31, 2014


 

Eric Frein Captured

Accused cop killer Eric Frein is in custody. US Marshals discovered him inside an abandoned airplane hanger in near by Monroe county late Thursday afternoon. Hours later he was brought back to the Blooming Grove State Police Barracks... the place where Frein allegedly shot and killed a PSP Corporal... and critically wounding a second trooper back in September. Authorities say Frein was caught with a pistol and a sniper rifle. The DA in the case says he'll seek the death penalty.

 

David Millard

It's the last weekend for before next Tuesday's general election... and there will be an increase in the sightings of political candidates... and ad's in the media. The big contest in Pennsylvania is incumbent Republican Governor Tom Corbett being challenged by York County democrat Tom Wolf. And with Corbett trailing Wolf an estimated 13 points... State Representative David Millard says Mr. Corbett has yet to trumpet his accomplishments. The polls open Tuesday morning at 7 O'clock at 42 precincts across Columbia County... with an estimated 40,000 people eligible to vote.

 

Pennsylvania Supco

The state Senate faces the task of confirming 2 nominees for the Supreme Court. This week's sudden retirement of Justice Seamus McCaffery will be followed by the mandatory retirement of Chief Justice Ron Castille at the end of the year. Those who say any nominations should wait until the next legislative session claim there isn't enough time to vet a candidate this year, along with the fact that even if a justice is confirmed, he or she wouldn't be able to vote on matters which are currently before the court.

 

PA Transportation Law

Pennsylvania's new transportation law has been funneling more money to roads and bridges, but that's not all it covered. PennDOT has awarded $84 - million in multimodal grants to 86 projects involving aviation, passenger or freight rail, ports and bicycles or pedestrians. Over $7 - million in grants were also awarded to five transit projects that applied for multimodal funding. The projects require a 30 percent local match. Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch says all types of transportation drive our economy and these projects help maintain a connected system.
 

Ebola Crisis

Ebola continues to be top of mind among health care professionals across the county... including here in Columbia and Montour Counties. Geisinger Health System's Dr. Lisa Esolen... supports an idea being touted by Congressman Lou Barletta... and that is to stop international flights coming into the US from West Africa. Geisinger has been pro – active in the Ebola crisis by setting up isolation units at Geisinger Danville... as well as at their Wyoming Valley Hospital in Wilkes – Barre.

 

Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving time ends this weekend and we gain an hour as we "fall back" to standard time. WHLM's Cathy Clark says if you have an older smoke detector that uses standard batteries, it's time to replace them according to state Fire Commissioner Ed Mann. If you have a newer detector, make sure you test it and clear any dust or cobwebs that could reduce its effectiveness. Carbon monoxide detectors are needed even if you have an all electric house, because grills, generators and motor vehicle exhaust can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Danville Halloween Parade

A big night in Danville... in Montour County Thursday night. The Millville High School Band in the line of march for Thursday's 53rd annual Halloween Parade. The event was heard on the WHLM Stations. Also... hundreds of kids and adults walking south on Mill Street in every size and type of Halloween costume. There were plenty of fire trucks... classic cars... as well as antique tractors. And the weather was perfect with temperatures in the lower 50's... with no wind or rain.

 

Shickshinny PD

The former Shickshinny Police Station became a crime scene Thursday. That happened when an assistant Luzerne County District Attorney showed up looking for evidence in a meth case slated for trial. That's when it was discovered evidence was missing. State police at Shickshinny were called in to try and figure out where the evidence had went.... and the disappearance of other evidence. Shickshinny has been operating without a police department since February of this year.

 

Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking ceremonies are set for Friday for the new United Water of Bloomsburg water treatment plant. The new plant will be built above the Tropical Storm Lee high water mark... a storm which knocked out power and equipment at the current pump plant.

 

IndyCar

IndyCar racing returns to the Pocono Raceway next August. There were questions raised about IndyCar's future at the 2 and a half mile track due to low attendance figures. The Pocono IndyCar 500 fueled by Sunoco will get the green flag August 23rd.

 

New Plant

They promise to bring 125 new manufacturing jobs to Northeast Pennsylvania. Greiner Packaging of Austria has officially opened it's new plant in Pittston Township in neighboring Luzerne County. The 114,000 square-foot facility will focus on the production of plastic packaging for the dairy industry.

 

 

WHLM Sports

You can hear the results from Week 10 of High School Football with WHLM team coverage in the Friday Night Football Report:

 

 

HS Football

The 2014 high school football regular season ended this weekend, highlighted by Friday night's renewal of a neighborhood rivalry - Central Columbia at Bloomsburg. The scoring was slow to start, but ended in a 24-14 Bloomsburg win, the 10th-straight in their series against the neighboring Blue Jays. The Wagner's Trophies and Engraveables Player of the Game was Bloomsburg's Brandon Breisch.

 

Berwick / Hazleton

Berwick clinched home field advantage for the first round of the playoffs after trouncing Hazleton Area 56-6 at Crispen Field on Friday night.

 

Other Games

In other games, Southern Columbia clung to their unbeaten record after beating Selinsgrove 28-21, and Danville fell to Warrior Run 49-14. Saturday afternoon Columbia Montour Vo Tech is at home against Pius X.

 

BU Football

In college football tomorrow the unbeaten Huskies of Bloomsburg University are at home against East Stroudsburg in a game that kicks off at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the whlm stations begins at noon with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.

 

Field Hockey

In the District 4 Class AA Field Hockey final Thursday... Selinsgrove downed Bloomsburg 3 to nothing. In the District 4 Class A girls soccer championship game... Warrior Run got by Southern Columbia 3 to 2. In the boys final... East Juniata blanked Bloomsburg 1 to nothing.

 

NFL / Thursday

In the NFL Thursday night... the New Orleans Saints clobbered the Carolina Panthers 28 to 10.

 

 

Thursday / October 30, 2014


 

Wolf Campaign

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate came a callin' on Bloomsburg Wednesday. With a couple of dozen supporters outside Democratic headquarters on Main Street... Tom Wolf stepping off his bus which is taking him across the state. A short speech led to questions by reporters... especially the Corbett campaign's claim that Mr. Wolf would raise taxes. Wolf said that's not the case and it's just the spin of a desperate Corbett campaign. Wolf's entourage was greeted by Bloomsburg resident Dave McElwee.. a staunch Corbett supporter... who drove to the event in his restored military truck. And with less than a week before voters go to the polls.... Wolf still holds a commanding 13 percentage point lead according to a Franklin and Marshall College poll.

 

Obama Approval Ratings Effect Races

President Obama's approval ratings remain low in Pennsylvania according to the latest Franklin and Marshall poll. WHLM's Cathy Clark looks at how that could impact the upcoming election. Only one in three registered Pennsylvania voters believe President Obama is doing an excellent or good job and only half of registered Democrats give him a favorable rating. Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says those numbers could hurt Democrats. But he thinks the bigger impact will be outside PA, with Republicans likely to gain the U S Senate and pick up additional seats in the house.

 

Flood Wall

Folks who live on the west and south side of Bloomsburg received an update Wednesday night dealing with that proposed flood wall designed to protect Autoneum and the former Windsor Food plant in the event of high water. SEDA – Cog's Glenda Ruch says items are falling into place... and rather quickly.

That means by mid January... the bids for construction should be in.... and ground broken in mid – March on the $30 – million project.

 

Tax Assessment Appeals

Day two of tax assessment appeals will be held at the Columbia County Courthouse Thursday. Commissioner David Kovach says the process is designed for property owners who believe their tax assessment is too high... and are seeking to have it lowered. But Kovach says when you come before the board... you'd better have your facts and figures together. During the first day of hearings Wednesday... the board... made up by the commissioners... did lower some assessment... but stood firm on others.

 

Gas Prices

The end of the summer driving season and switch to winter blends has helped push gas prices down around the three dollar mark. But, other factors are in play. The large increase in U S production of oil is a significant factor in lower prices at the pump according to Rayola Dougher, senior economist for the American Petroleum Institute. She says hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling along with more efficiency in extracting oil and gas are making a difference. But she says long term strategy is needed to keep up the pace.

 

Prescription Drug Monitoring
It's the final piece of Governor Tom Corbett's Healthy PA plan and it has now become law. A board will oversee the establishment and management of the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program. It's expected to take until June to have the database in operation. Dr. Karen Rizzo, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, says the idea is to help doctors spot people who may be addicted to prescription narcotics, so the patient can get help before possibly moving on to illegal drugs like heroin.

 

Frein Search

State police involved in the search for an alleged cop killer have sent that high – flying balloon back to the Ohio Department of Transportation. It was believed the tethered balloon... equipped with cameras... would help in the search for Eric Frein. But it didn't... due to the tree canopy and terrain. Meantime... despite 150 officers in the field.... Frein remains on the run... six weeks after allegedly killing a state trooper... and critically wounding a second.

 

Stabbing

A 15 – year old juvenile is accused of stabbing his former nurse inside her Wilkes – Barre home earlier this week. Documents show Ryan Vincent of Edwardsville got inside the Stanley Street home of the woman... grabbed a knife... and allegedly stabbed her a half – dozen times before fleeing. The still unidentified woman was treated and released from a hospital. The teen is facing a long list of charges... and remains in the Luzerne County Jail.

 

Alleged Theft

A former manager of a Plains Township Dairy Queen is free on bail after accused of taking thousands of dollars. 27 – year old Joseph Brower of Hunlock Creek is believed to have made off with an estimated $9,000 last month. In addition to the cash theft... it's believed Brower made off with food from the business

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

The unbeaten Bloomsburg University football team can clinch the PSAC East title if the Huskies can beat East Stroudsburg Saturday in their final regular season home game. East Stroudsburg is 6 and 2, but their star quarterback Matt Soltes is injured and questionable for Saturday's game. Huskies coach Paul Darragh believes the Warriors may still run some of their same offense if Soltes doesn't play. East Stroudsburg at Bloomsburg kicks off Saturday at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.

 

World Series

The major league baseball season ended Wednesday night, 214 days after it began. In the 7th and deciding game of the World Series... the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3 to 2.

 

NFL

In the NFL Thursday night, the New Orleans Saints play the Carolina Panthers in North Carolina

 

NBA

In the NBA Wednesday night... in the opening game of the 2014 season.... the Indiana Pacers defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 103 to 91. Thursday night.. LeBron James begins his second tour of duty with the Cleveland Cavaliers when they open the season at home against the New York Knicks.

 

Wednesday / October 29, 2014


Wolf Campaign

Democratic Gubernatorial candidate came a callin' on Bloomsburg Wednesday. With a couple of dozen supporters outside Democratic headquarters on Main Street... Tom Wolf stepping off his bus which is taking him across the state. A short speech led to questions by reporters... especially the Corbett campaign's claim that Mr. Wolf would raise taxes. Wolf said that's not the case and it's just the spin of a desperate Corbett campaign. Wolf's entourage was greeted by Bloomsburg resident Dave McElwee.. a staunch Corbett supporter... who drove to the event in his restored military truck. And with less than a week before voters go to the polls.... Wolf still holds a commanding 13 percentage point lead according to a Franklin and Marshall College poll.

 

Flood Wall

Folks who live on the west and south side of Bloomsburg received an update Wednesday night dealing with that proposed flood wall designed to protect Autoneum and the former Windsor Food plant in the event of high water. SEDA – Cog's Glenda Ruch says items are falling into place... and rather quickly. That means by mid January... the bids for construction should be in.... and ground broken in mid – March on the $30 – million project.

 

Tax Assessment Appeals

Day two of tax assessment appeals will be held at the Columbia County Courthouse Thursday. Commissioner David Kovach says the process is designed for property owners who believe their tax assessment is too high... and are seeking to have it lowered. But Kovach says when you come before the board... you'd better have your facts and figures together. During the first day of hearings Wednesday... the board... made up by the commissioners... did lower some assessment... but stood firm on others.

 

Electrocution

A Berwick man is dead after he came in contact with high voltage lines while on the job earlier this week in Carbon County. 42 – year old Pete Balliet of Briar Creek Township was working on high tension lines on Route 209 near Lehighton in a bucket truck when he apparently came in contact with one of the energized lines. Now... an investigation is underway to determine what went wrong. But, state police have labeled Balliet's death an accident.

 

Berwick Assault

Berwick Police are still search for the suspect wanted in the assault of an elderly woman late last week. Authorities say the 66 – year old woman was pushed down in a parking lot behind the First Presbyterian Church on Market street when the man grabbed for her purse. The incident isn't making Berwick Mayor Tim Burke happy. The assault sent the woman to the hospital for treatment of head and arm injuries... and Police Chief Ken Strish says if you saw something suspicious behind the First Presbyterian Church Friday night... call the non – emergency number for Columbia County Dispatch at 570 – 784 – 6300.

 

Meth Lab Folo

Nanticoke Police have the second person wanted in connection of a suspected meth lab. Adam Longenberger was picked up Tuesday... police finding him with burns on his body. He was taken to a hospital and treated. Longenberger and 28 – year old Jessica Collett... both of Berwick were allegedly cooking meth over the weekend in a Nanticoke apartment when their makeshift lab exploded. Both are behind bars.

 

Julia Hearthway

She enjoys her job of Secretary of Labor and Industry in Harrisburg in the Corbett administration. Julia Hearthway was at Bloomsburg University Tuesday to talk to local business leaders and students. During a chat with WHLM News says with the latest unemployment rate of 5.7% some people just can't find jobs. Ms. Hearthway also promoted an on – line look at jobs called Job Gateway. It's an interactive program designed to tell folks what jobs are hot... trending employment... as well as brushing up on interview skills.

 

Ebola Monitoring

State Health officials are monitoring travelers from three West Africa nations for symptoms of Ebola at the request of the CDC. The people are known to have arrived in Pennsylvania from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea and will be monitored for 21 days for any symptoms of Ebola. In all 105 are being closely watched. The state Health Department says the monitoring was directed by the CDC based on where travelers had been, not on any level of possible exposure. Travelers who've been to those countries are being given check and report Ebola kits.

 

Berwick Halloween Parade

You couldn't have wanted a better night for a Halloween parade. That was the case on Market Street in Berwick as hundreds of people... floats... fire apparatus and music from the combination middle and high school Berwick area school district band. Band members were dressed in their finest trick or treat costumes... and so were the kids... adults and pets in the route of march. The procession... led by a Berwick Police Department SUV... went north on Market to 16th Street.... then made the return trip to the south.

 

Fire Folo

Still no word how a fire started killing a Forty Fort woman early Monday morning. 73 – year old Rosalie McGough was pronounced dead at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. Authorities say Ms. McGough couldn't get out of her Yates Street home... and was trapped by flames. She was well known in Wyoming Valley circles.

 

Tuesday / October 28, 2014


 

Husky Korners

The former Housenick Ford building at East and Main Streets... and now known as Husky Korners... will soon be a thing of the past. Bloomsburg Town Council last night gave their okay for developer Matt Zoppetti and his partners to level the brick building... and two others. In it's place student housing. The iconic building has been there since the 1918. Zoppetti and his partners purchased the building in August for $3.6 - million dollars.

 

Flood Wall

Another step towards the construction of a flood wall around the Autoneum and former Windsor Foods plant on Bloomsburg west side has been taken. The Town Council... Monday night... approving an ordinance vacating portions of West 5th and West 11th Streets. SEDA – COG's Bill Seigel says the project is on time... and budget. The estimated $30 – million dollar flood wall is expected to prevent flooding, thus save hundreds of jobs at the Autoneum plant.

 

Gas Prices

Gas prices across Columbia and Montour Counties... as well as the rest of northeastern Pennsylvania continue to tumble. The latest Triple A survey shows we're paying an average of $3.17 a gallon. That's down 7 cents a gallon from a week ago... and off 20 cents over the past month. The reason... the cost of crude oil is around $80.00 a barrel... as well as American oil fields producing more of the product.

 

Supreme Court Justice

For the second time in a little over two years, there's a vacancy on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court due to a controversy. A week after state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffrey was suspended pending an investigation of sexually explicit emails, he has retired. Bruce Ledewitz, professor at Duquesne University School of Law, feels the retirement sets a troubling precedent- he says the effect is that the court removed a justice without due process since McCaffrey is retiring rather than fighting it.

 

Moose Exchange

A recent architectural feasibility study of the Moose Exchange Building on West Main Street in Bloomsburg shows it would take a lot of money to fix up the building. The structure was extensively damaged by fire earlier this year... and Exchange Executive Director Oren Helbok says an estimated $4 – million for refurbishing the structure is too much for local donors to handle. Helbok says the building has been cleaned... and now a decision must be made by the board of directors to see what avenues of funding to seek.

 

Cargo Airport

The Commonwealth Court has put the apparent death knell into a multi – billion dollar project aimed at turning culm banks and pine trees into the state of the art cargo airport. The courts siding with a Schuylkill County judge who turned down Pittsburgh – based Gladstone Partners for a 4,300 square acre facility. Fred Gaffney of the Columbia – Montour Chamber of Commerce says the area on the Luzerne – Schuylkill County line is perfect for such a project. In making it's decision.. the court said the plans presented by Gladstone Partner didn't show sufficient off – street parking... proper access and a state aviation license. It's not known if Gladstone plan to appeal the decision to the state supreme court.

 

Education Website

A new website launched by the Department of Education is aimed at gathering the opinions of parents. WHLM's Radio Lynda Weed tells us time to express those opinions won't last forever. In mid January the information gathered on PA academic review dot org will go before the State Board of Education. You have the opportunity to be one of the voices heard. The website, includes interactive features for visitors to review school standards being asked of students. Right now the website is populated with content on English language arts and mathematics for 3rd grade... but will soon be updated with information on grades 4 to 8.

 

Flu

Flu is just beginning to spread around the country with sporadic cases reported in three dozen states including Pennsylvania. Flu is not widespread yet, only five states are reporting even localized outbreaks and 36 including PA have seen sporadic cases. Experts say its not too late to get a flu shot. Dr. Mary Catherine Dundon, a professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. says the nasal mist is the preferred vaccine for children 2 to 8 and protects against four strains of flu.

 

Burglary

Thieves will take anything these days.... how 'bout nearly two dozen pair of Air Jordan sneakers snatched in a burglary from a home in Hazleton. The break – in was discovered at a North Locust Street home early Monday morning. In all... a safe was taken... as well as several wristwatches... and 20 boxes of Nike Air Jordan sneakers.

 

Search

The search for accused cop killer Eric Frein continues. Six week into their operation, state police are using... what appears to be a weather balloon in Price Township. However, the tethered balloon is equipped with camera's and flies high enough to catch the view for several miles in any direction. The device is on loan from the Ohio State Department of Transportation.

 

Rent Rebate Program

A new law signed by the Governor last week, has the income eligibility guideline for the property tax rent rebate program changing. Income increases due solely to social security cost-of-living adjustments... or COLA's... will not disqualify those who make a claim from receiving rebates. Homeowners who received social security, and were paid a property tax rebate in 2012 are encouraged to apply again. In cases where the overage is due to Social Security COLAS... the state department of Revenue says they will reopen, process, and pay those claims.
 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

The unbeaten Bloomsburg University football team has moved up to 6th in the nation in the American Football Coaches Association Poll, but more importantly, the Huskies are ranked first in the initial Super Region One rankings. Those are the rankings that will determine which teams will make it to the NCAA Division II playoffs. At the end of the regular season, the top 6 teams in the rankings will make it to post season play with the top two teams earning first round byes followed by a home game.

 

High School Soccer

Bluejay Stadium at Central Columbia High School will host three District 4 soccer semifinal matches Tuesday. At 4 o'clock in girls Class A, Bloomsburg faces Warrior Run; at 6 in a boys' Class A match, Southern Columbia takes on Bloomsburg; and at 8 o'clock in a girls Class A match - up, it's Southern Columbia against South Williamsport.

 

Field Hockey

In a District 4 Class AA Field hockey semifinal Tuesday night at Bucknell University, Bloomsburg takes on Lewisburg.

 

Monday Night Football

In the NFL Monday night.. the Washington Redskins defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20 to 17.

 

Baseball

In Kansas City Tuesday night, it's game six of the World Series with the San Francisco Giants leading the Royals three games to two.

 

Monday / October 27, 2014


 

Voter ID

Many of us will be eligible to go to the polls next Tuesday to cast a ballot in the midterm general election. The biggest race is the one for Governor pitting incumbent Republican Tom Corbett against Democratic Challenger Tom Wolf. However, if it's your first time to vote... or if you made changes on your registration paperwork... Columbia County Chief Registrar Matt Repasky says be prepared to show some form of I-D. That form of ID could include a voter card... the photo ID on your driver's license... a gas or phone bill... in essence an address that matches your name and address in the poll book.

 

Danville Traffic

An $80,000 state grant... is earmarked for improving one of Danville's busiest intersections. Danville Administrator Dan Knorr says borough officials found out a lot about Route 11 and Railroad Street when the results of a traffic study came back. The state dollars will be supplemented by $10,000 put into the pot by the borough. Within the next year... the current traffic lights will be replaced by LED lights... as well as new pedestrian signals.

 

Safe Halloween
There are ways you can ensure a safer Halloween and avoid a call to your insurance agent. Fires and falls are two hazards of Halloween and the state Insurance Department wants people to take precautions to prevent both. Don't leave lit candles unattended where children or pets could knock them over. Check lighted decorations for wiring issues. Clear your yard of tripping hazards-- checking not only sidewalks and driveways but areas where kids might take a shortcut.

 

Catawissa Parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Catawissa Saturday night to take in the 107th Annual Halloween Parade. With temps in the mid 60's... it was the kids at curbside collecting the candy tossed by parade participants. Music for the event was provided by a number of high school bands. Now... planning for the 108th event begins next month.

 

Suspected Meth Lab

Nanticoke police says it was a meth lab that exploded Saturday night in an apartment on Lee Mine Street... blowing the doors of their hinges. Now... our media partner Newswatch 16 is reporting that Adam Longenberger and Jessica Collett... both of Berwick have been charged. The 28 – year old Collett is in custody, but the whereabouts of Longenberger are not known. More arrests stemming from that meth lab explosion in Nanticoke are expected.

 

Historical Markers

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is accepting nominations for the state Historical Marker program. More than 2-thousand blue and gold markers commemorate the people, places, events and innovations that symbolize Pennsylvania history. This year's nominations are being accepted through December first. Spokesman Howard Pollman says suggestions for where to place the markers have come from the public for most of the 100 years the popular program has been in existence.
 

Technology in the Classroom
As colleges look at ways to hold the line on costs, technology is helping them expand the classroom. Along with the growth of online and hybrid courses, technology is allowing colleges to take the classroom across the country and the world without ever leaving campus. Dr. Susan Aldridge, President of Drexel University Online, says schools are able to provide a more robust, rich learning environment, helping drive down costs and creating global experiences.

 

Hazleton Robbery

A convenience store in Hazleton was the target of a robbery late Sunday night. Police say a man strolled into the Pantry Quick on East Diamond Avenue... threatened the clerk with a weapon... and snatched money from the register. No one was hurt in last night's stick up at the Pantry Quick on East Diamond Avenue.

 

Hooka Shooting

Police in Hazleton are looking for someone who fired five shots from a moving car early Sunday morning. The incident taking place at the Empire Hooka Lounge on East Broad Street. Police say a security guard was nearly hit. One of the bullets missed the guard by about a foot... another hitting the front window of the business.

 

GHS Accreditation

The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons has granted three-year accreditation to the cancer program at Geisinger Medical Center. A Geisinger spokesman says to earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care. Three-year accreditation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its survey.

 

WHLM Sports

BU Football

Senior running back Eddie Mateo ran for a career best 269 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Bloomsburg University to a 41-10 win over previously unbeaten West Chester Saturday in front of an overflow crowd at Danny Hale Field in Redman Stadium. Mateo's last touchdown came early in the 4th quarter and was his longest run of the game. For his efforts, Mateo was named the PSAC Eastern Division Offensive player of the week. Huskies' sophomore safety Jerrin Toomey, who intercepted three passes, was the defensive player of the week. Next up for the Huskies is a home game against East Stroudsburg this Saturday.

 

NFL

In the NFL Sunday... the Pittsburgh Steelers downed the Indianapolis Colts 51-34... the Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Arizona Cardinals 24 to 20... and the Buffalo Bills were all over the New York Jets 43 – 23.

 

MLB / World Series

The San Francisco Giants are one game away from wrapping up this year's World Series. The Giants blanked the Kansas City Royals 5 to nothing Sunday evening.

 

 

What's Happening? Sunday, October 26, 2014


The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is wrapping up this weekend. The doors will be open for shopping today 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. All items have been massively marked down. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are always needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.

 

Come see Waste Not, the newest exhibition at Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works made from discarded and re-purposed materials. The show runs through Saturday, November 15.

 

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is holding a Trunk-or-Treat event this evening from 5:30-7:30PM, rain or shine. Come in costume and safely Trick-or-Treat from festively decorated vehicles at the church. There will be games, food, and a hayride and campfire (weather permitting). The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

WHLM Sports

 

Berwick / Coughlin

Berwick had their last road game of the regular season at Coughlin Friday night. It was a back-and-forth game that ended in a 28-21 Berwick victory. 

 

Central Columbia / Mt. Carmel 

Central Columbia was at home against Mount Carmel in our game of the week. In an exciting game that went into overtime, Mount Carmel came out on top by 24-17 Steve Shannon of Central Columbia was out Wagner's Trophies and Engraveables Player of the Game.

 

Other Games 

In other games Friday night, unbeaten Southern Columbia trounced Central Mountain 55-13, Danville was beat down by Shikellamy 35-7, Bloomsburg was shut-out by Loyalsock 55-0, and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech's winning streak came to an end after losing to Mahanoy Area 28-0.

 

Huskies Football

In college football Saturday afternoon, it was a battle of unbeaten, nationally ranked teams between Bloomsburg University and West Chester. BU struck out early and never looked back, leading to a 41-10 BU win - the largest margin in their history against West Chester. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report:

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Oct 28

Get your tickets ready for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each and go on sale Tuesday October 28th - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com

 

Oct 29

Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.

 

Oct 30

The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.

 

Oct 31 / TFN

The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk. Order by October 31 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

 

Nov 1

Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.

 

Nov 1

The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.

 

Nov 1

Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Nov 1

The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.

 

Nov 1 / 7

Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Nov 5 – 9

The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.

 

Nov 8

The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.

 

Nov 8

The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.

 

Nov 15

It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 18

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Thru Nov 21

Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art. 

 

Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the showing. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.

 

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 maintenece 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 til 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.

 

TFN
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 newly arrived American Flyer and the Dillon Floral limited-edition train with its puffing MTH steam engine and MTH controls. Everyone is welcome.

 

What's Happening? Saturday, October 25, 2014


The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is wrapping up this weekend. The doors will be open for shopping today and Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM at the ARC storefront in the Bloomsburg Cinema Center plaza on Route 11. All items have been massively marked down. All proceeds go to support A.R.C. Volunteers are always needed! Call 570-275-2313 for more information.

 

The Columbia County Traveling Library is holding their Fall used book sale today from 10AM-4PM., at the county complex at 702 Sawmill Road near Lightstreet.  For more information call 570-387-8782.

 

The Columbia-Montour Chapter of the Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International will meet this morning at 10 AM at the Spirit Life Church, Old Berwick Road in Bloomsburg. The guest speaker will be Evangelist Donald Reece. There will be free coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome.

 

It's the Great Pumpkin 5K Halloween Run & Fun Walk at 10:30AM this morning at the PPL Riverlands on Route 11 North of Berwick. Pumpkin Awards will be given to the top finishers in their age group. Come in costume - there will be a costume contest before the run and freebies for costumed participants. Registration opens at 8:30AM at the Riverlands Pavilion. The first 200 entrants will receive a high-quality t-shirt. Entry fee is $18, or just $8 for pre-entry witout a t-shirt. Proceeds benefit the Berwick YMCA. Check out RunForDiamonds.com for more information.

 

Come to the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg today and learn all about bats during their Bat-tacular event, from 11AM-1PM at the Museum on 7th street. Learn what are the facts and what are the myths surrounding our spooky winged friends of the night.

 

It's time for the first Camp Lavigne Wine Festival, today from 10AM - 5PM at the camp North of Benton just off Route 487. Taste offerings from ten area wineries and breweries and help support the Columbia-Montour BSA. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. For ticket information, go to LocalWineEvents.com

 

Come to St Mary's Grove on Fowler Avenue in Berwick this afternoon, for a Boy Scout open house with the Scouts of the Columbia-Montour Council. Come check out the local scouting program and work on some skills. The open house runs from 1-3PM.

 

The Montour-DeLong Fair association is holding another all-you-can-eat fish dinner this evening, from 3-7 PM at the fairgrounds on Broadway Road in Danville. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for kids, 6-12, and free for kids 5 and younger. Any active-duty military personnel who come in uniform will get their dinner for free. Take-out is available. Call 570-437-2178 for more information.

 

Come to Katy's Church this evening from 4-7 PM for the Kandy for Kids Pumpkin Fest. Come explore the Bales of Hay maze, visit the 1869 historical church, enjoy a fall cookout and a costume party. The church is at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township near Millville, Columbia County next to the State Game Lands.

 

The 107th Catawissa Halloween Parade will be held tonight! It's the oldest and largest Halloween parade in the area. The parade forms at 6PM and moves at 7:30PM. WHLM's Bobby Gale will be bringing us live updates from the heart of the parade. Rain date is Sunday the 26th.

 

Come on out for an interactive showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Berwick Theater and Community Arts Center on Front Street, going on tonight. Doors open at 9PM, and the film rolls at 10PM. Tickets are $13 each or 5 for $50. Come in costume – there will be a costume contest and live skits. Prop kits will be available for $5. Please no outside food or props.

 

Come see Waste Not, the newest exhibition at Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg. The show features works made from discarded and re-purposed materials. The show runs through Saturday, November 15. An Artist's Reception will be held tis evening, from 6-8PM.

 

Sweet Valley Church of Christ is holding a Trunk-or-Treat event this Sunday from 5:30-7:30PM, rain or shine. Come in costume and safely Trick-or-Treat from festively decorated vehicles at the church. There will be games, food, and a hayride and campfire (weather permitting). The church is at 5439 Main Road in Sweet Valley.

 

WHLM Sports

 

Berwick / Coughlin

Berwick had their last road game of the regular season at Coughlin Friday night. It was a back-and-forth game that ended in a 28-21 Berwick victory. 

 

Central Columbia / Mt. Carmel 

Central Columbia was at home against Mount Carmel in our game of the week. In an exciting game that went into overtime, Mount Carmel came out on top by 24-17 Steve Shannon of Central Columbia was out Wagner's Trophies and Engraveables Player of the Game.

 

Other Games 

In other games Friday night, unbeaten Southern Columbia trounced Central Mountain 55-13, Danville was beat down by Shikellamy 35-7, Bloomsburg was shut-out by Loyalsock 55-0, and Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech's winning streak came to an end after losing to Mahanoy Area 28-0.

 

Huskies Football

In college football Saturday afternoon, it was a battle of unbeaten, nationally ranked teams between Bloomsburg University and West Chester. BU struck out early and never looked back, leading to a 41-10 BU win - the largest margin in their history against West Chester. You can hear the details with Jim Doyle in the WHLM Husky Post Game Report:

 

 

Upcoming Events:

 

Oct 28

Get your tickets ready for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each and go on sale Tuesday October 28th - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at EventBrite.com

 

Oct 29

Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.

 

Oct 30

The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.

 

Oct 31 / TFN

The Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library are offering the third in their series of ceramic crocks commemorating Bloomsburg's iconic sites. This year's crock features the 1892 Town Fountain. The 1/2 gallon crock is hand-made by a local Pennsylvania potter. You can see one at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg. Order forms are available at the Library front desk. Order by October 31 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.

 

Nov 1

Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.

 

Nov 1

The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.

 

Nov 1

Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.

 

Nov 1

The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.

 

Nov 1 / 7

Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 4

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Nov 5 – 9

The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.

 

 

Nov 8

The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.

 

Nov 8

The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.

 

Nov 15

It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.

 

Nov 18

Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.

 

Thru Nov 21

Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art. 

 

Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the showing. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.

 

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 maintenece 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 til 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.

 

TFN
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 newly arrived 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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