Benton Business Updates

Benton Business Updates: ——————————————– General Updates: The bridge on the south end of town on Route 487 IS OPEN. There are cleaning supplies and bottled water at the local fire hall. Another truckload is soon due with more supplies. A local family is providing free meals outside the fire hall. Vine Pharmacy: The pharmacy was not flooded and they are operational.  …

Flooding Road Closures

Motorists are advised to use caution on the roads in our area today and in the coming days. Below is a list of current road closures. ——————————————————————- As of 1:00 PM (Thursday, August 16th), please be advised of the following road closures in Columbia County: Route 339 between Dog Town Road and Shadow Mountain Lane in Beaver Township [OPEN] Route 1012 …

Wild For Salmon to Host “Fishtival”

Join Wild For Salmon on Saturday, August 25th for a grand celebration of salmon – it’s Fishtival time!  This annual event is eagerly anticipated for the opportunities to taste various salmon dishes prepared by several area chefs. Other food vendors, local breweries, and wineries will also be present for this family and kid-friendly event.  The fishermen are back with their catch for the season and …

Bloomsburg Nationals Returns to Town

The Bloomsburg Nationals takes center stage each summer during the second weekend of August at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Classic and vintage cars, trucks and motorcycles of varying eras, make, model and style are all part of the weekend extravaganza. The fun kicks off tomorrow (Thursday, August 9th) at 6 PM on Main Street in Bloomsburg with the …

Freewheelin’ at Forks Farm

On Saturday, September 22nd and Sunday, September 23rd, head out to Columbia County for a special event – “Freewheelin’ at Forks Farm”, hosted by Forks Farm Market and various other local businesses. Enjoy a weekend of scenic bicycling through Central Pennsylvania and experience some of the best local foods and flavors along the way. The weekend kicks off with a …

Children’s Museum Hosts “Touch a Truck”

The Children’s Museum, located at 2 West Seventh Street in Bloomsburg, will host its popular annual “Touch a Truck” event on Saturday, August 4 from 10 AM – 12 PM. Come out to the museum for a fun-filled day with trucks of all kinds. Get an up-close, hands-on look at loaders, go-karts, tractors, fire engines and police, state park ranger …

Weis Center’s New Season Announced

The 2018-19 season at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will include nearly 40 professional performances – including world music from Egypt, Spain, Africa, China, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Denmark and Sweden, plus classical music, modern dance from two acclaimed companies, world dance from India and Spain, Americana and folk, jazz, and family-friendly performances. Ten performances are free. Performances …

Commemorative Patches for Heritage Passport

The Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau’s Summer Heritage Passport continues this summer with thirteen area historical assets and heritage organizations participating. A new announcement came today that ALL trail-goers who complete the Summer Heritage Passport this year will receive a special commemorative patch, in addition to being entered to win one of the top 5 prize baskets. The round patches will …

Benton Frontier Days & Rodeo

The 2018 Benton Frontier Days Celebration will kick off tomorrow, July 17th and run through the weekend (Sunday, July 22nd). The highlight of the week is the Benton Championship Rodeo, presented by the Benton Area Rodeo Association. The Benton Area Rodeo Association is a non-profit organization whose goal is to stimulate tourism to the Benton area to provide fundraising opportunities to …

2018 Danville Heritage Festival

Next weekend, the Danville Heritage Festival will again take place throughout the town.  From Friday, July 20th until Sunday, July 22nd, enjoy a unique celebration of our region’s heritage.  The festival is centered around Hess Field and features living history demonstrations on Saturday, July 21st. There is also a 5K run, tennis tournament, historic bike tour (including a segment on …