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    Bloomsburg Biker Dies

    A critically injured Motorcyclist has died of his injuries sustained Sunday near Forks... in Fishing Creek Township. The Press – Enterprise is reporting on it's website... 63 – year old Alan Nagle of Bloomsburg died Sunday last night following the crash. State Police said Nagle was southbound on Route 487... near Forks... when a northbound car... driven by 71 – year old Lorena Showers of Benton... cross a double yellow line. The mirror on the Showers' vehicle clipped Nagle's Honda Shadow... sending the Bloomsburg man to the ground. Nagle was taken by Life Flight to Geisinger Medical Center near Danville where he died.

     

    National Night Out

    It's a big evening taking place Tuesday night at the Bloomsburg Town Pool. It's the 2015 version of National Night Out.... where local police officers get to interact with folks they don't normally see.

    In addition to Bloomsburg Police... Officer Ken Auchter says there will be a lot of first responders on hand. The event gets underway at 6 O'clock at the Town Pool... with free swimming included. Other National Night Out events are taking place in Berwick and Danville.

     

    PSP Nominee

    Governor Tom Wolf has made a new choice for State Police Commissioner. Major Tyree Blocker was with the Pennsylvania State Police for 30 years.... working his way up through the ranks from trooper. An African American man.... Governor Wolf is hoping Blocker can lead the state police with an emphasis on diversity. Major Blocker also has what Governor Wolf calls an "extensive background in drug law enforcement" that can be used to help curb the growing heroin epidemic in the state.

     

    Dorrance Fatal

    A Wapwallopen man is dead after he lost control of his motorcycle last night at the intersection of Blue Ridge Trail and Hollow Road in Dorrance Township in neighboring Luzerne County. State Police in Hazleton say 68 – year old Stanley Harmon was southbound on Blue Ridge Trail... when he lost control of his Harley Sportster while rounding a curve. He slid off the highway and was thrown from the bike into a cornfield. Harmon was pronounced dead at the scene by the Luzerne County Coroner.

     

    Medicine

    Health advocates are calling attention to a common drug that can harm your body if not taken correctly.
    Acetaminophen is found in more than 600 prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers... fever reducers... and cold medications... but more than 4-thousand milligrams a day for the average adult can badly damage their liver. The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition is launching the Know Your Dose Campaign.... to encourage more people to read med labels carefully... and limit themselves to the safe dose.

     

    Coal Industry React

    A leading trade group for Pennsylvania's coal industry is reacting to new anti-pollution regulations unveiled Monday by the Environmental Protection Agency. The plans call for greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years. John Pippy, CEO of the PA Coal Alliance, says states like Pennsylvania need more flexibility in order to meet that goal, and that's not provided in these new rules. Pippy says his group is taking a wait-and-see attitude, while groups in other states have already announced plans to challenge the regulations in court.

     

    ARC

    The Animal Resource Center's yard sale continues this week. Appearing on the Monday edition of the WHLM Morning Buzz.. Executive Director Linda Bird says all the folks you see behind the counter at Liberty Hall on the Fairgrounds are not getting paid. All are volunteers who give their time. The ARC's yard sale runs Wednesday thru Friday until the end of the month on the Bloomsburg Fair grounds....

     

    New Bridge

    There will be some bridge improvements undertaken this week. Starting Thursday a PennDOT crew will begin a bridge replacement project on Old Tioga Turnpike in Fishing Creek Township. The masonry culvert, which spans Little Fishing Creek, was built in 1915 and is considered functionally obsolete... thus the replacement. A detour will be in place using Ridge and Bendertown Road. The work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

     

    Gas Prices

    The average price of a gallon of self – serve, unleaded gasoline continues to drop. The latest Triple – A Fuel Gauge report out shows drivers in Columbia and Montour counties... as well as across NEPA are paying an average of $2.64 a gallon. More at some stations... less at others. That's down five cents a gallon from a week ago... and off 16 cents from a month ago. The national average is $2.65 a gallon.

     

    Domestic Violence

    A 30 – year old Schuylkill County man is facing assault charges after he allegedly attacked a woman in Girardville on Sunday. Authorities say Andrew Claire brutally attacked a 38 – year old woman at a home. Police say Claire through the woman into the pool... holding her head under water... then pulled her out by her throat... and tossed her in the water for a second time. No word as to what caused the altercation. Clare is lodged in the Schuylkill County Jail.

     

     

    WHLM Sports

    Little League

    In Little League baseball yesterday, in the 11 year old division state tournament South Columbia was defeated by Avon Grove 7 to 5. The loss signifies an end to South Columbia's post season play.

     

    BU Men's Basketball

    The Bloomsburg University men's basketball team will hold a golf outing Sunday, September 20 at Frosty Valley Country Club in Danville. Proceeds from the event go toward Bloomsburg University men's basketball for current and future players. For more information check the university's website.

     

    PHL Phillies

    After a day off Monday, the Philadelphia Phillies open a three game home series Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins with the pregame show at 6:30.

     

    Other MLB Games

    In games played Monday night... the New York Mets outscored the Miami Marlins 12 to 1... and the game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs was postponed due to rain.

     

     


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    August 3

    SMILE, the single-mothers' support group, will hold an open house on Monday, August 3 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at New Covenant church in Berwick. There will be games, free food, and prizes for mothers and their children. The church is at 212 West 11th Street in Berwick.

     

    August 4

    Transportation Tuesday is back August 4 at Career Link in Sunbury. If you are interested in a commercial driver's license, stop by from 9:30 - 11:30 AM and get the process started. Representatives from several transportation companies will also be on hand. The Career Link offices are in the Sunbury Municipal Building on Market Street. To reserve your spot, call 570-988-7300.

     

    August 4

    Join your local police departments on Tuesday August 4 during this year's National Night Out. In Berwick come to the Borough parking lot at 1800 Market Street from 5-8 PM for free food, drinks, games, and educational activities including tours of some of the department's emergency vehicles. In Bloomsburg come to the town pool on Fort McClure Boulevard from 6-8 PM for an evening of free swimming at the pool, hot dogs, displays by the Fire Department, EMS, and SWAT units, and a drawing for two 2016 memberships at the pool. The events are free. Everyone is invited.

     

    August 4

    The Danville Summer Concert Series continues Tuesday August 4 with a night of acoustic rock by Rusty Foulke. The concert is free and starts at 7PM at Memorial Park on Church Street in Danville - rain location will be at Grove Presbyterian Church.

     

    August 6

    The Bloomsburg Town Park summer concert series wraps up the season with the annual Ice Cream and Cake Festival on Thursday August 6. Music and entertainment will be provided by the Covered Bridge Cloggers and the Catawissa Military Band. Come for food, games, music, and fun for all. Events start at 5PM at the park on Market Street.

     

    August 6

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 6 with an evening of music by Licker'd Up. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    Thru August 7

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's annual Summer Theatre School is in session now through August 7. There are class sessions tailored for young children, teens, and adults. For details on the different programs offered this summer, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 7 & 8

    Holy Angles church in Kulpmont will hold their annual parish picnic on Friday and Saturday august 7 & 8. There's live music, great ethnic foods, a yard sale, prizes, and fireworks on Saturday at 10 PM. The church is on Scott Street in Kulpmont.

     

    August 7 & 8

    The annual Pottsgrove Fire Company carnival is happening Friday and Saturday August 7 & 8. There's games, vendors, entertainment, and great food. Friday there's BBQ pork platters and entertainment by the Midlife Cowboys at 6:30. Saturday the meal is Roast Beef with entertainment by the Frank Wicher Band starting at 6:30. The carnival grounds are on Route 642, West of Danville.

     

    August 8

    Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Berwick will hold a free used clothing giveaway Saturday August 8 from 8AM - Noon. There will be clothing for both children and adults. The church is at 1600 Fowler Avenue in Berwick.

     

    August 8

    The 2nd annual BTE Kayak Day is happening Saturday August 8. The 3-hour trip down the Susquehanna from Lime Ridge to Bloomsburg will include a stop at a private island for a cookout. Registration fee of $50 covers operation costs, kayak rental if needed, and lunch. The excursion will depart from the Bloomsburg Town Park at 9AM. Take out location will be back at the park. For more information visit the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 8

    The Montour Motorcycle Riders and Tri-County ABATE will hold their third annual multi-club party & cruise Saturday August 8 at the Catawissa Boat Club - rain or shine. Registration will be open from 10:30 - 11:30. The ride leaves at noon and returns by 4:30. Registration is $20 per person, and includes a pig roast and entertainment after the ride. All vehicles are welcome. All proceeds benefit Camp Victory. For more information call 570-204-1754.

     

    August 8

    Monica's Heart retired racing greyhound adoption group will hold an adoption event Saturday August 8 at PETCO in the Wal-Mart complex in Buckhorn. Stop by from 11AM - 2PM to learn more about the group, meet some of the dogs, and maybe even adopt one. 

     

    August 8

    The Berwick Elks will hold a special spaghetti supper fundraiser Saturday August 8 from 4-8 PM at the lodge on West 2nd Street. Cost is $8 for adults and just $5 for kids under 12. Proceeds will benefit the lodge's youth activities.

     

    Thru August 9

    Danville's Memorial Park Story Hour is back for the Summer. Come to the park on Church Street every Wednesday night at 6:30 for an evening of stories for kids about animals, folk tales, history and more. Rain location will be Grove Presbyterian Church. There will be no story hour on Wednesday June 24.

     

    August 10 - 15

    It's time again for the annual Montour-DeLong community fair, Monday August 10 through Saturday August 15. There's great food with dinner specials each day, horse, tractor and truck pulls, plus live free entertainment. The pet and toy parade gets underway Wednesday night at 6:30. The fireworks show by Hot Shots is Friday at 9:30. Admission is free. Parking is just $3. The fairgrounds are on Route 254 in Washingtonville.

     

    August 11

    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. The program begins Tuesday, August 11. For more information, contact Trish Colangelo at 570-823-1171.  

     

    August 11

    The Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech alumni will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday August 7 at the Berwick Brewing Company on West Front Street. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM.

     

    August 12

    Trinity Reformed United Church of Christ will hold their annual Peach Festival on Wednesday August 12 from 4 - 7PM. There will be tons of fresh peaches, ice cream, barbecue and more. The church is on East 7th Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    August 12 - 16

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble will present their annual Summer Intern Project: In the Shadow of the Axe, Wednesday August 12 through Sunday August 16 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Suggested donation at the door is $15. Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and a Sunday matinee at 3PM. For more information, visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 13

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 13 with an evening of music by the Autumns Olden Oldies Band. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 13

    Come out to the Lightstreet Hotel for another evening of guest bartending, Thursday August 13 from 7-9 PM. There's basket raffles, 50/50s and more.  All tips and 10 percent of the evening's food purchases will go toward the Orangeville Public Library.

     

    August 13 - 15

    Valley Chemical's annual fireman's carnival is happening August 13, 14, & 15. There's games, food, and fun for the whole family, with live music each night at 7. Thursday it's Smooth Country, Friday will be Top Shelf, and Saturday it's Lucky Afternoon. Please no alcohol, pets, or bikes on the carnival grounds on Route 42 in Numidia.

     

    August 14 - 16

    The 2015 Carlisle Bloomsburg Nationals are happening Friday through Sunday August 14, 15, & 16 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. There'll be over 800 show cars, famous movie cars, burnout competitions, flamethrower shows, the world's largest demolition derby and more. For more information visit CarlisleEvents.com

     

    August 14

    The Mainville Sportsmen's Club will host a firearms familiarization and personal protection course on Friday and Saturday August 14 & 15. The 3-hour seminar on Friday will cover safe firearms handling, building confidence, legal concerns, self-preservation and more. You must attend Friday's seminar to take part in Saturday's live-fire training. Fee for the course is $35 and includes lunch on Saturday. For more information call 570-951-7105.

     

    August 18

    The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners will hold another free gardening lecture Tuesday August 18 at the McBride Memorial Library in Berwick. Come learn about how to compost all year-round - using earthworms. The program starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in Berwick. Reservations are encouraged - call 570-752-2241.

     

    August 20

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 20 with an evening of music by the Irem String Band. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 22 (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, or just $12 before August 22. Cost for a designated driver is just $5. For more information visit SchuylkillWineFestival.com

     

    August 22

    Katy's Church will hold their annual church festival Saturday August 22 from 3PM until Dusk. There's homemade food and desserts, Tricky Tray raffles, and live music by the Classics with Leon & Vicki Derr. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the historic church off Route 44 near the state Game Lands west of Millville. For more information call 570-764-2412.

     

    August 22

    The first annual Berwick Borough Kayak & Canoe Poker Paddle is happening Saturday August 22 at Test Track Park. Enjoy a relaxing 15-mile float down the Susquehanna river with a barbecue dinner and music afterward at the park. Registration will be open 7-9 AM. Transportation will be provided to the launch site. Cost is $20 each, or just $10 for participants under 18. For more information visit the Berwick Borough under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    August 22

    The annual Island Park Festival in Schuylkill Haven is coming up Saturday August 22 from 1-10 PM. There's games, rides, food, and entertainment for the whole family featuring the Mahoney Brothers, Chad Reinert, and Rustly Foulke. Admission is just $5. Kids under four get in free. Please no pets, and no outside food or drinks on the festival grounds.

     

    Thru August 23

    Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will present "Artspace Remembers" a memorial show and sale of the works of former members James Evans, Matt Haney, and Marlin Wagner. The show will run through August 23.

     

    August 27

    The Berwick Summer Concert Series continues Thursday August 27 with an evening of music by Covert Action. The concert is free and starts at 7PM on the lawn of the Jackson Mansion on Market Street in Berwick.

     

    August 29

    AGAPE's 6th annual Palooza is happening Saturday August 29 from 10AM - 4PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park.  There will be food, family-friendly live music, pony ride, face painting and more. For more information visit AGAPE under our Community Organizations list at the top of the page.

     

    August 29

    The 8th annual Pig Pickin' Corn Roastin' Good Time is happening Saturday August 29 from 11:30 AM - 3 PM at the Catawissa Boat Club. There's music, games, prizes, and food by Wendt's Pork Palace. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door, $5 for children, and kids 5 and under get in free. Proceeds benefit elderly in-home services for Columbia and Montour Counties. For more information call the Columbia-Montour Aging Office at 570-784-9272.

     

    August 30

    Come to the front steps of Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomsburg Sunday August 30 for Sundae Sunday from 6 - 8 PM. There's free ice cream and entertainment for all ages. The church is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    Thru August 30

    The Animal Resource Center's annual indoor yard sale is back for the summer in Liberty Hall on the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Stop by from 10AM - 4PM Wednesdays through Sundays to find antiques, collectibles, and more. Donations can be dropped off 7 days a week. Please no televisions, exercise equipment, mattresses, or box springs. The sale runs through the end of August. For more information call 570-275-2313.

     

    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 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 11th 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

    Join AGAPE on Saturday September 12 for a trip to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Tour the world-renowned complex of museums including the Natural History Museum, American History Museum, Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo. Cost is $65 per person. The bus will depart at 6AM from the Big Lots parking lot on Route 11 in Bloomsburg. For more information, call 570-317-2210.

     

    September 13

    Enjoy a farm-to-table dining experience with the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble and the Blind Pig Kitchen Sunday September 13 at From Pitchfork To Plate. All food served during the meal will be locally-sourced from area farms, wineries, and other producers. Dinner will be served at 5PM at the Barn At Greenwood, Route 42 in Millville. Tickets are $75 each. Seating is limited to the first 100 diners. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    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.

     

    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 Summer

    Toddler Time is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library, Monday mornings at 9:15AM. The weekly 20-minute program of stories, songs, puppets, and more is perfect for kids ages 18 months to three years and their parents or guardian. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The library is on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    Thru Summer

    Columbia Sullivan Head Start is now recruiting students for the fall. Any child who is 3 or 4 years old before September 1st and meets income guidelines, as well as homeless families and children with disabilities are encouraged to apply. To set up an appointment call 784-1076.

     

    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

    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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