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  • Friday / December 19, 2014

     

    Millard / Anti – Discrimination

    Bloomsburg Town Council's decision not to take action on an anti – discrimination ordinance still is the topic around the water cooler. Instead... council decided to send the issue to the state legislature... but in the past... House Bill 300 failed to gain traction. State representative David Millard says the anti – discrimination legislation was introduced by Brian Sims of Philadelphia... a Bloomsburg University graduate. Two months ago... Sims applauded the house judiciary committee vote sending an hate crime bill to the full house. No action was taken there. Sims said it was the first step in restoring protections for LGBT people.

     

    Washingtonville Robbery

    State Police from Milton still looking for an armed bandit who got cash from a Washingtonville store Thursday afternoon. Police say the man strolled into Burkholder's Farm Market at Routes 54 and 254... grabbed some cash from the register and ran off. The bandit was last seen westbound on Route 254.

     

    Wolf / Budget

    Some Dire Warnings from the man about to become Pennsylvania's Governor. Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has been in Philadelphia and northeast PA this week, sounding the alarm about the upcoming budget process. Wolf has until early March to finish his first budget proposal, which he will then try to push through a Republican-controlled legislature. Estimates are that there will be a $2 billion budget gap to fill when lawmakers and the governor get down to business crafting a spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year.

     

    DBI

    Downtown Bloomsburg, Incorporated... the folks trying to lure business to Main Street in Bloomsburg... is at a cross roads. That... as it was announced that current manager Adrienne Mael will become the CEO / President of the United Way of Columbia County early next year. DBI Board President Oren Helbok says the organization must decide if they promote special events... or do they promote economic development. Ms. Mael has been DBI manager for the past two years... and a search for her replacement won't begin until the board figures out what direction they want to take.

     

    Underage Drinking
    Reducing underage drinking in college town is the goal of a pilot program conducted by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. PLCB officials recently met with law enforcement and other officials in and around Alvernia College, Kutztown and West Chester Universities, as well as Indiana University of Pennsylvania, to get a sense of the issues they're facing. Additional meetings will take place over the next three months, with a strategic plan for each community, along with a final plan of action, to be completed by May of next year.

     

    New York State Fracking
    A decision on fracking in New York State signals good news for Pennsylvania. New York state had put a moratorium on fracking while the state decided if it should join the Marcellus Shale boom. After 6 years, officials there have decided to ban fracking altogether. Industry groups say that's great news for Pennsylvania jobs and production. Environmental groups meanwhile applaud the New York action, saying it reaffirms their concerns about the impact hydraulic fracturing has on the environment and overall health. New York officials, in making the decision, did say more research is needed...

     

    Hazleton Crime

    Hazleton police are investigating a case of shots fired Thursday afternoon. The initial report shows the incident took place at East Third and Carson Streets. Police say several shots were fired from an unknown vehicle. No word if anyone was hit.

     

    Assisted Living Facility

    Authorities in Jenkins Township... near Pittston in Luzerne County... say a Thursday morning fire at an assisted care facility was the work of an arsonist. Police taking a tenant in his 60's into custody for a mental health evaluation. The fire forced the evacuation of dozens of guests. Authorities believe he started a fire early Thursday morning in a day room at the River View Personal Care Center... rousing several dozen people from a sound sleep.

     

    Shooting Suspect

    Wilkes-Barre police have a man in custody... they say.... allegedly shot a woman near a flood control dike a week ago. 25 – year old Michael Foschini of Nanticoke faces assault and reckless endangerment charges. The victim was shot just above the eye after she argued with Foschini about money. The unidentified woman remains in the hospital.

     

    PennDOT Holiday Schedule

    PennDOT says all drivers license and photo centers across the state will be closed for the Christmas holiday next Thursday. A spokesperson tells us customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT’s Driver and Vehicle Services website,

     

     

    WHLM Sports

    Justin Shirk

    Chalk up another post season honor for Bloomsburg University's senior linebacker Justin Shirk who has been named a Daktronics second team All American. The Daktronics All American team was voted on by the NCAA Division II Sports Information Directors.

     

    BU Basketball

    The Bloomsburg University men's and women's basketball teams will face challenging games when they take on IUP Saturday afternoon at the Nelson Field House. The men face an IUP team that has a 9 and 2 record, and the women will put a 7 game winning streak on the line against an unbeaten IUP team. That doubleheader starts with the women's game at 1 o'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 12:40.

     

    Boys HS Basketball

    In boys high school basketball Thursday night, Central Columbia was at home against Hughesville. WHLM's Jim Doyle says the Blue Jays defeated Hughesville 82 – 64. In another boys basketball game Thursday night.. Bloomsburg defeating Muncy 63 – 41.

     

    Men's College BB

    In men's college basketball Thursday night...Second ranked Duke downed Connecticut 66 – 56.

     

    NFL / Thursday

    In the NFL Thursday night... the Jacksonville Jaguars out-scored the Tennessee Titans 21 – 13.

     

     

  • What's Happening?

    Dec 15

    The Berwick Anti-Drug Alliance is holding an organizational meeting at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick this Monday night. The Alliance is looking for your input to help develop the 2015 schedule of monthly programs. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    Dec 15

    The Community Singers present A Rhapsody of Christmas, Monday evening December 15th. Showtime is at 7PM at St Peter's United Methodist Church on 240 Sunbury Road in Riverside.

     

    Dec 18

    The Danville Community Band will present their annual Christmas concert Thursday night, December 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. Showtime is at 7PM. Refreshments will follow in the church social room. The concert is free. A collection of canned goods will be taken for the local food bank.

     

    Dec 18

    The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday night, December 18 to craft straw stars for the holidays. The meeting starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    Dec 18

    Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg this Thursday for a "Re-reception" for the Cash And Carry community art exhibition, running now through the end of the year. Come meet some of the 100-plus artists that have produced over 300 works for the show. The reception starts at 6PM at the gallery on Main Street.

     

    Dec 18 – 21

    Crumpet is back – and crankier than ever! It's the return of The Santaland Diaries, presented by BTE at the Capitol Restaurant in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtime is at 8PM December 18, 19, 20, and 21. This show is intended for mature audiences. A select dinner and bar menu will be available. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Thru Dec 19

    Visit downtown Bloomsburg this holiday season for the annual Home-based Business Expo, at 36 and 40 East Main Street. Find locally-made jewelry, artwork, baked goods and more. The expo will be open every Saturday through December 19th from 10 AM – 3 PM.

     

    Dec 20

    Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg will be holding a Welsh cookie sale on Saturday, December 20th starting at 9AM. Welsh cookies are $6 a dozen - other cookies will be on sale for $7 a pound. The church is at the corner of Market and 3rd Streets in Bloomsburg.

     

    Dec 20

    The Columbia Valley Moose Lodge will be holding another 21 & over singles dance Saturday, December 20, from 8-11 PM, featuring DJ Eddie. Doors open at 7 PM. Entry fee is $8 at the door. There will be snacks, and drinks. The Moose Lodge is located behind Sheetz on Route 11 between Berwick and Bloomsburg. For more information, call 570-441-3534.

     

    Dec 21

    Katy's Church will be holding an old-fashioned candlelight Christmas service on Sunday, December 21 at 7PM, with Reverend Acor officiating.  Refreshments will be available after the service. The historical 1869 church is located at 440 Katy's Church Road in Madison Township near Jerseytown & Millville, next to the State Game Lands. Donations for homeless veterans are currently being gathered. For more information call 764-2412.

     

    Dec 21

    Bring a lawn chair to the Bloomsburg Town Park on Sunday night December 21 for Manger In The Park, a live nativity presented by the Bloomsburg area Methodist churches. Meet the actors, see the live animals, and enjoy free cookies and hot chocolate. The pageant starts at 6 PM.

     

    Thru Dec 21

    Southside Fire Company in Riverside will be selling Christmas trees and wreaths in their pavilion through Sunday, December 21. Choose from Douglas Fir, Frazier Fir, and Blue Spruce and others. Hours are Thursdays and Fridays 4-7:30 PM, Saturdays 9 AM - 7:30 PM, and Sundays 11 AM – 5 PM.

     

    Thru Dec 28

    Experience the magic of Christmas with Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's presentation of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, running through December 28 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. The show is fun for the whole family filled with adventure, mystery, and a mouse named Amos. For show times and ticket information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Thru Dec 30

    Come to the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg and check out the Cash and Carry Community Art Exhibition. Pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. Artists are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. 

     

    Thru Dec 31

    All Occasion Rentals in Buckhorn is holding a Multiple Myeloma Awareness and Benefit Raffle for John Yoder through the end of the year. Tickets are $10 each with a grand prize of $2,000 in rental credit from All Occasion. Drawing will be held January 3rd. Call 570-441-1101 for more information.

     

    Thru 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 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 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 classic 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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 Saturday, Jan 3

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