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    Home Invasion

    Bloomsburg Police continue their investigation into a late Monday afternoon home invasion in the 400 block of Lightstreet Road. The Press – Enterprise is reporting in their Tuesday... that one man was taken into custody... and the search is on for a second person. The first man was handcuffed and taken to the police station... but a second man jumped off a roof... making his get a way.

     

    Millard / Budget

    Two months have passed... and there still is no state budget in place. Governor Wolf has refused to sign a Republican – authored budget... instead wanting his own plan to be adopted which calls for new programs and an estimated 4 – billion dollars in higher taxes. Appearing on a recent edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz.... State Representative David Millard says that's not going to happen... but time is getting critical... since money is running out for counties... social service agencies and school districts. Both the General Assembly and Governor Wolf have met several times, but the two sides remain at an impasse.

     

    Stopgap Budget
    A state lawmaker is drafting a stopgap state budget measure to fund human services while legislative leaders negotiate. Republican Representative Gene DiGirolamo's stopgap measure would fund the entire state budget at 2014 - 15 levels retroactively from July first to October 31st. He says any changes made to funding levels in a final budget could be applied retroactively as well. DiGirolamo says now that the House GOP's effort to override Governor Tom Wolf's budget veto line by line has failed...it's time to make sure some funding gets to struggling schools and non-profits.

     

    Berwick Schools

    The Berwick Area School Board and others plan to break ground next Tuesday... the formal way to start construction of a new elementary school. Board member Rick Knorr says the school will combine the Orange and 14th Street schools. Knorr adds the 14th street school has had some issues especially with an elevator. The ground breaking ceremony to get underway at 5 O'clock on Washington Street across from Tuzzi's Bakery.

     

    Allentown Schools
    The City of Allentown school district is under review by the state's fiscal watchdog. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says media accounts earlier this summer raised serious concerns about the Allentown School District's transparency regarding charter schools. The latest audit of the district will look not only at the financial aspect of charter school applications in a large district like Allentown...but at the process itself. As the auditors complete their review...they will also look to see if the budget impasse is having an effect on the district.

     

    Walking Safely

    Safety advocates are asking parents to talk with their children about a common practice that could put them in harm's way. It's estimated that teens between the ages of 13 and 17 send 34 - hundred text messages a month... but the Pennsylvania Division of the American Trauma Society is asking parents to remind their teens to look up once in a while to avoid injury. Distracted walking is becoming a big concern among safety advocates. They recommend not texting or talking on the phone while walking and definitely not while crossing the street.

     

    Road Work / Orangeville

    Prime contractor Fabcor, Inc., of Lackawanna County, will continue rehabilitating the bridge on Route 487, just north of Orangeville. Temporary traffic signals have been installed previously and have been on flash mode for several days to alert motorists that the signal is there and soon will be in stop and go mode. Beginning Tuesday... the signals will be activated and traffic will be placed on the other side of the bridge. Traffic will be restricted to a single lane while the contractor performs the final work on this project. The work is expected to be completed by mid-October.

     

    Wilkes – Barre Fire

    A Wilkes – Barre family was chased out onto the streets late Monday afternoon. A fire in an apartment along Horton Street forced a pregnant woman... her husband... child and father – in – law to flee. Most of the families belongings were lost... and they don't have renters insurance. They spent the night elsewhere.

     

    NEPA Gas

    Gas prices across Columbia and Montour Counties... as well as northeastern PA continue to drop. The latest Triple A Fuel Gauge report shows gasoline is retailing for $2.44 a gallon for self – serve, unleaded regular. A week ago... the price was holding steady at $2.50 a gallon.... and prices have dropped an average of 21 cents a gallon from a month ago.

     

    Pursuit

    An Elysburg teen is in trouble with the law. State police at Stonington says 18 – year old Ryan Little allegedly fought with a Mt. Carmel police officer over the weekend. He took off through Coal Township.... with cops in pursuit. The chase came to an end near Elysburg... in Northumberland County.

     

    WHLM Sports

    BU Football

    The Bloomsburg University football team will face a challenge in their season opener this Saturday against Stonehill College. The Skyhawks have 16 starters back from a team that led the Huskies for almost three quarters in last season’s opener. Huskies offensive coordinator Brian McByran looks forward to the challenge. The Stonehill at Bloomsburg game kicks off Saturday at 2 o’clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Husky Tailgate Show.

     

    PHL Phillies

    In the first game of a three game series Monday night at Citi Field in New York... the Mets got by Philadelphia 3 to 1. The series continues Tuesday night with a 7:10 start. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:35.

     

    Other Games

    In other major league baseball action last night... the Boston Red Sox got by the New York Yankees

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    August 31 (September 16)

    Our Time Kindermusik at Grove Presbyterian Church in Danville is taking registrations for their fall semester. The 13-week developmental program is for children ages 16 months to 3 years old and their parents. Cost is $85 or just $70 for church members. Classes will meet Wednesday nights from 5 - 5:30 starting September 16. Please register by August 31. For more information call 570-275-0692.

     

    September 2

    The Berwick Stuart Tank Committee invites you to the dedication of the official PA historical marker in honor of the Stuart tank, Wednesday September 2 at Third and Oak Streets in Berwick. All area WWII veterans and ACF workers are invited to attend as Guests of Honor. Festivities start at 5PM, followed by celebrations at Reliance Fire Hall. Nurses and Sailors are invited to re-enact the famous Times Square V-J Day photo. Military vehicles are needed to transport veterans to the reception. For more information call 570-752-7166.

     

    September 3

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series wraps up the season Thursday September with Cake & Ice Cream Night and an evening of music by Memory Lane. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    September 5

    Town Hill UMC in Shickshinny will hold a community yard sale Saturday September 5th from 8AM - 1PM at the church at 417 Town Hill Road. Tables are $10 each. For more information call 570-864-2401.

     

    September 6

    The 7th annual Schuylkill County Wine Festival is happening Sunday September 6 from 1-6 PM at the park in Hegins. Come for a great selection of wines, outstanding cuisine, and live entertainment. Tickets are $15 each. Cost for a designated driver is just $5. For more information visit SchuylkillWineFestival.com

     

    September 8

    The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech alumni will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday September 8 at Bandit's Roadhouse, Route 11 in Berwick. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

     

    September 10 - 13

    The 41st annual Nittany Antique Machinery Association fall show is happening Thursday through Sunday September 10-13 at Penn's Cave off Route 192 near Centre Hall. There's gasoline and steam engines and tractors, farm machinery, a saw and shingle mill, model steam engines, antique cars, trucks, toys and more. For more information visit NittanyAntique.org

     

    September 11 - 19

    The annual Milton Harvest Festival is happening September 11 - 19. There's arts & crafts, food, and family fun all week covering five blocks of downtown Milton. The harvest breakfast Saturday the 12th starts at 7AM. The pet parade moves at 10AM. On Saturday the 19th the 5K run starts at 9:30AM, and the big parade kicks off at 1PM. For more information and a full schedule of events visit MiltonHarvestFestival.org

     

    September 12

    If you have documents you need to shred, then bring it to Community Shredding day, Saturday September 12 at Century 21 Covered Bridges Realty in Bloomsburg. From 9 - 11AM a mobile shredding truck will be at the office lot at 395 Tenny Street, just of Route 11 East of Bloomsburg. 

     

    September 12

    The annual Ribz 4 Kidz benefit cookout for the Ronald McDonald House in Danville is coming up Saturday September 12 from 10AM - 4PM at Ard's Farm, Route 45 in Lewisburg. There's games, contests, live music, a corn maze, and much more. Spots for the barbecue contest are limited, so enter early. For more information call 570-898-4898.

     

    September 12

    The Dream Machines Motor Club with Burger King invite you to Cruise In For A Cause Saturday night September 12. Come to the Columbia Mall parking lot from 6-9 PM for a benefit show to support the Berwick Stuart Tank Committee. There will be dash plaques for a $5 donation, door prizes, 50/50s, T-shirts and more. No registration fee is required, but donations will be appreciated.

     

    September 12

    Bloomsburg University's Celebrity Artist Series opens the 2015-16 season with singer, songwriter, and Blues guitar sensation Ana Popovic with Mo' Betta Love. The show starts at 8PM Saturday September 12 at Mitrani Hall in BU's Haas Center for the Arts. For more information, visit the Celebrity Artist Series under our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    September 12 & 13

    The annual Endless Mountains Fiber Festival is happening Saturday and Sunday September 12 & 13 at the Harford Fairgrounds in New Milford. Starting at 10AM there will be live sheep, llamas, alpacas, goats, rabbits, free demonstrations, and fiber crafters and vendors. For more information visit PAfiberfestival.com

     

    September 13

    Join the Montour Motorcycle Riders on a benefit ride and poker run on Sunday September 13. Registration will be open from 10:30-11:30 AM at the Jerseytown Tavern. The ride moves at Noon. Cost per rider is $10. Proceeds benefit the Neitz family's need for a wheelchair-accessible van. For more information call 570-441-4520.

     

    September 17

    Come to the Bloomsburg Community Alliance Church in Lightstreet Thursday September 17 for a free concert presented by the Children of the World International Choir. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    September 18

    Mooresburg Presbyterian Church is holding a fundraiser chicken barbecue Friday September 18 from 4-6PM. Cost for the meal is $8 and includes half a chicken, beans, salad, and more. Eat in or take out. The church is at 9 Church Drive in Danville. Tickets can be bought in advance. For more information call 271-1145.

     

    September 18 - 20

    The 22nd annual Preservers Of The Past antique machinery show is happening Friday September 18 through Sunday September 20 at Burger's Farm Market in Drums. Check out the displays of antique tractors, engines, demonstrations and more starting at 8AM each day. Don't forget to browse the flea market and try the great foods as well. The grounds are on St John's Road, off Route 93 South in Drums.

     

    September 19

    The 26th Hegins Valley Arts & Crafts Faire is coming up Saturday September 19 from 9AM - 3PM at the park in Hegins - rain or shine. There will be over 200 selected craftsmen displaying their work, and a delicious selection of foods starting with breakfast at 7AM. Parking is just $2. Please no dogs on the festival grounds. For more information call 570-682-9541.

     

    September 19

    Join the Sons of the American Legion Saturday September 19 for a benefit motorcycle run for the local Homeless Veterans Center in Orangeville. Registration opens at 11AM at the Catawissa American Legion on Legion Road. Cost is $15 per driver, and $10 for each passenger. For more information call 570-441-8398.

     

    September 19

    Join the United Ways of Columbia, Montour, Union, Snyder, Lycoming, and Sullivan counties on Saturday September 19 for the first Regional United Way Day at Knoebels Grove in Elysburg. Come celebrate the positive impact made in our local communities and help kick off the 2015 United Way Campaign. There will be prizes given away including t-shirts and Knoebels ride tickets. The party starts at 1PM at Knoebels' Pavilion S.

     

    September 22

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday September 22 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Come learn how to properly "put your garden to bed" for the Winter. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    September 24 - October 11

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble kicks of their 38th season with One Slight Hitch at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Written by actor and comedian Lewis Black, the play takes a humorous and heartwarming look at the Greatest Generation and their Yuppie children in the early 1980s. The show opens with a pay-what-you-wish preview Thursday September 24 at 7:30 PM, and runs through Sunday October 11. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Through September 25

    Come check out the latest exhibit at the Exchange's Antler Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg. "Stairwell Gallery Crew Collects" features works of art from the personal collections of Stairwell Gallery committee members. The show runs through Friday September 25 at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    September 26 - October 3

    The 160th Bloomsburg Fair will be held Saturday September 26 through Saturday October 3rd at the Fairgrounds on the East side of Bloomsburg. There will be World-class entertainment, hundreds of food stands and vendors, agricultural exhibits from across the state and beyond. For more information, visit the Bloomsburg Fair under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    October 3

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will be holding community auditions Saturday October 3rd for their production of A Christmas Story. Young actors ages 10-14 - both boys and girls - are invited to audition. Registration begins at 9:30 AM at the Alvina Krause Theater. Auditions will begin at 10:30. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Through October 4

    Come to Artspace Gallery in downtown Bloomsburg to check out Bazaar, a show by member artists inspired by the marketplaces of the world. The show runs through Sunday October 4 at the Gallery on Center Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    October 10

    The first annual Mikey Mash 18 and over memorial bash is happening Saturday October 10 at the Bloomsburg Fire Hall on Market Street. There will be costume prizes, door prizes, raffles & giveaways donated by local business, and live entertainment from 5PM - Midnight. BYOB - you must be 21 and older with ID to drink. Non-alcoholic drinks and food will be provided. Cover charge is $15. Proceeds benefit the Mikey Strickland memorial stone fund.

     

    October 20

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday October 20 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Now that growing season is over, don't forget about your garden tools. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    Thru October

    The Bloomsburg Farmer's market is back for the summer. 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.

     

    Thru November

    The Ferry Street Growers Market will be open every Saturday 8AM - 1PM through November 21, rain or shine. Find fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, dairy, baked goods and more, along with weekly activities for the whole family. The market sets up in the Coles parking lot at 330 Ferry Street in Danville.

     

    Thru December

    The 2015 Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library Historic Collectors Crock is now available. This year's design features the dome of Bloomsburg University's iconic Carver Hall. Limited numbers of the first three crocks in the series are still available as well. Each crock is handmade by Bunjo Pottery in Lancaster and is individually numbered. Price is $40 each. 100% of profits benefit the Bloomsburg Public Library. You can pick up an order form at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg or online at BloomsburgPL.org

     

    TFN

    Clear Brook Foundation invites all who are affected by Alcoholism and Drug Addiction to a program to promote awareness and education of Chemical Dependency. This free program will meet at St Matthew Lutheran Church at 123 Market St in Bloomsburg on Tuesdays from 6 to 8 PM. For more information, contact Trish Colangelo at 570-823-1171.  

     

    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,"  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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