Montour Preserve Releases Summer Newsletter

The Montour Preserve’s Summer Newsletter has been released.  The publication provides seasonal updates on events and goings-on at the Preserve for the months of June – September.  An update is given on birds, butterflies, barn swallows, fireflies, and dragonflies and how to see each creature. There is also a feature on the what to watch for in the summer sky.  The …

Photo Contest Winners Announced!

The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce this year’s Covered Bridge Photo Contest winners. The overall winning image will be featured as the 2017 Covered Bridge Puzzle. This year’s puzzle will be released in the fall as the seventh installment in the Visitors Bureau’s limited edition series, and will feature the Josiah Hess Bridge for the first time. Bob …

Children’s Museum Gets Fresh Look

The Children’s Museum, 2 West Seventh Street, Bloomsburg is excited to reveal its new logo. The logo was revealed at a breakfast for members, donors, and key stakeholders on Saturday, June 10. Founded thirty-three years ago in May 1984, the original Children’s Museum’s logo was designed in the 1990s. Cindi Harper Hron, a professor at Penn College of Technology, challenged …

River Rat Brew Trail at Milton BeerFest

The River Rat Brew Trail will be heavily represented at this weekend’s Milton Beer Fest, an event centered around Milton’s 200 year Bicentennial celebration.  Eight member breweries will be in attendance, including: Civil War Cider Co., Covered Bridge Brewhaus, Marzoni’s Brick Oven & Brewing Company, Old Forge Brewing Company, Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Selin’s Grove Brewing Co., Turkey Hill Brewing Company, …

Covered Bridge Festival Bus Tours

Every year, the Visitors Bureau offers multiple Covered Bridge Bus Tours in conjunction with the annual Covered Bridge & Arts Festival.  This year, there will be three opportunities to see the historic bridges of Columbia County: two tours on Saturday, October 7th, and one tour on Sunday, October 8th. The guided tours will visit various covered bridges in Columbia County – including …

Knoebels Receives Several Honors

In a recent USA Today story, Knoebels Amusement Resort was prominently featured as having some of Pennsylvania’s top roller coasters.  This comes on the heels of a USA Today story that mentioned Pennsylvania as having 11 of the world’s top 100 roller coasters.  The “Phoenix” topped the list in Pennsylvania with #1 state honors, and was featured as the #2 wooden …

Summer Canoe & Brews Scheduled

Looking for a memorable experience this summer?  Check out several upcoming “Canoe & Brew” events that combine the best of craft brews and outdoor recreation! Canoe and Brew is a just-for-fun event coordinated by a group dedicated paddlers who love the river, the outdoors, and beer.  It is not a fundraiser, nor does it benefit any one group.  The group is content …

B.U. to Name New President

Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania will introduce its new president on Monday, May 22, at 12:15 p.m. in the Warren Student Services Building. On April 26, Bloomsburg University Council of Trustees accepted the recommendations of the Presidential Search Committee and voted unanimously to advance two candidates, Bashar W. Hanna, Ph.D. and Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D., to the Chancellor and the Pennsylvania …

Celebrate Berwick Rescheduled Due to Weather

The annual Celebrate Berwick festival has been postponed for this weekend due to weather concerns.  The forecast is predicting steady rain for the entirety of Saturday, so the festival has been rescheduled instead for Saturday, June 3rd.  The event will still take place on Market Street from 11 AM – 6 PM.  There will be live music, craft beers, activities for …

North Shore Railroad Wins Award

The North Shore Railroad Company was recently privileged to receive the distinguished honor of being named Railway Age’s 2017 Short Line Railroad of the Year and was also selected to receive a 2017 ASLRRA Marketing Award.