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  • Thursday / October 30, 2014


    Wolf Campaign

    Democratic Gubernatorial candidate came a callin' on Bloomsburg Wednesday. With a couple of dozen supporters outside Democratic headquarters on Main Street... Tom Wolf stepping off his bus which is taking him across the state. A short speech led to questions by reporters... especially the Corbett campaign's claim that Mr. Wolf would raise taxes. Wolf said that's not the case and it's just the spin of a desperate Corbett campaign. Wolf's entourage was greeted by Bloomsburg resident Dave McElwee.. a staunch Corbett supporter... who drove to the event in his restored military truck. And with less than a week before voters go to the polls.... Wolf still holds a commanding 13 percentage point lead according to a Franklin and Marshall College poll.


    Obama Approval Ratings Effect Races

    President Obama's approval ratings remain low in Pennsylvania according to the latest Franklin and Marshall poll. WHLM's Cathy Clark looks at how that could impact the upcoming election. Only one in three registered Pennsylvania voters believe President Obama is doing an excellent or good job and only half of registered Democrats give him a favorable rating. Franklin and Marshall College Poll Director Terry Madonna says those numbers could hurt Democrats. But he thinks the bigger impact will be outside PA, with Republicans likely to gain the U S Senate and pick up additional seats in the house.


    Flood Wall

    Folks who live on the west and south side of Bloomsburg received an update Wednesday night dealing with that proposed flood wall designed to protect Autoneum and the former Windsor Food plant in the event of high water. SEDA – Cog's Glenda Ruch says items are falling into place... and rather quickly.

    That means by mid January... the bids for construction should be in.... and ground broken in mid – March on the $30 – million project.


    Tax Assessment Appeals

    Day two of tax assessment appeals will be held at the Columbia County Courthouse Thursday. Commissioner David Kovach says the process is designed for property owners who believe their tax assessment is too high... and are seeking to have it lowered. But Kovach says when you come before the board... you'd better have your facts and figures together. During the first day of hearings Wednesday... the board... made up by the commissioners... did lower some assessment... but stood firm on others.


    Gas Prices

    The end of the summer driving season and switch to winter blends has helped push gas prices down around the three dollar mark. But, other factors are in play. The large increase in U S production of oil is a significant factor in lower prices at the pump according to Rayola Dougher, senior economist for the American Petroleum Institute. She says hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling along with more efficiency in extracting oil and gas are making a difference. But she says long term strategy is needed to keep up the pace.


    Prescription Drug Monitoring
    It's the final piece of Governor Tom Corbett's Healthy PA plan and it has now become law. A board will oversee the establishment and management of the Achieving Better Care by Monitoring All Prescriptions Program. It's expected to take until June to have the database in operation. Dr. Karen Rizzo, President of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, says the idea is to help doctors spot people who may be addicted to prescription narcotics, so the patient can get help before possibly moving on to illegal drugs like heroin.


    Frein Search

    State police involved in the search for an alleged cop killer have sent that high – flying balloon back to the Ohio Department of Transportation. It was believed the tethered balloon... equipped with cameras... would help in the search for Eric Frein. But it didn't... due to the tree canopy and terrain. Meantime... despite 150 officers in the field.... Frein remains on the run... six weeks after allegedly killing a state trooper... and critically wounding a second.



    A 15 – year old juvenile is accused of stabbing his former nurse inside her Wilkes – Barre home earlier this week. Documents show Ryan Vincent of Edwardsville got inside the Stanley Street home of the woman... grabbed a knife... and allegedly stabbed her a half – dozen times before fleeing. The still unidentified woman was treated and released from a hospital. The teen is facing a long list of charges... and remains in the Luzerne County Jail.


    Alleged Theft

    A former manager of a Plains Township Dairy Queen is free on bail after accused of taking thousands of dollars. 27 – year old Joseph Brower of Hunlock Creek is believed to have made off with an estimated $9,000 last month. In addition to the cash theft... it's believed Brower made off with food from the business


    WHLM Sports

    BU Football

    The unbeaten Bloomsburg University football team can clinch the PSAC East title if the Huskies can beat East Stroudsburg Saturday in their final regular season home game. East Stroudsburg is 6 and 2, but their star quarterback Matt Soltes is injured and questionable for Saturday's game. Huskies coach Paul Darragh believes the Warriors may still run some of their same offense if Soltes doesn't play. East Stroudsburg at Bloomsburg kicks off Saturday at 2 o'clock. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at noon with the Sunbury Motors Tailgate Show.


    World Series

    The major league baseball season ended Wednesday night, 214 days after it began. In the 7th and deciding game of the World Series... the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3 to 2.



    In the NFL Thursday night, the New Orleans Saints play the Carolina Panthers in North Carolina



    In the NBA Wednesday night... in the opening game of the 2014 season.... the Indiana Pacers defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 103 to 91. Thursday night.. LeBron James begins his second tour of duty with the Cleveland Cavaliers when they open the season at home against the New York Knicks.


  • What's Happening?

    Oct 28 / Nov 29 & 30

    Get your tickets now for the annual North Pole Express train rides, coming up November 29 & 30 at the Market Street crossing in Bloomsburg. Rides are on Saturday at 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM, and on Sunday at Noon, 2PM, and 4PM. Tickets are just $10 each and go on sale this Tuesday - they sell out quickly! You can purchase tickets at the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce on Market Street or at


    Oct 28

    There will be several Halloween parades this Tuesday night around the area. The Berwick Elks Halloween parade forms at 5:30PM on West Third Street and moves at 6PM, The Benton Halloween parade forms at 6PM and moves at 7, and the Espy Fire Company Halloween parade forms at 6PM and moves at 6:30 with Trick-or-Treating to follow from 6-9PM.


    Oct 29

    Southern Columbia Area School District is offering free developmental screening for preschoolers on Wednesday, October 29, from 9AM – 1:45PM at the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center. The screening will cover hearing, vision, motor skills, height, weight, cognitive skills, adaptive behavior, and personal and social skills. To sign up or for more information, call 570-357-3503. The school is on Route 487 South of Catawissa.


    Oct 29

    The Lime Ridge Halloween parade forms at 6PM Wednesday night, and moves at 6:30. Trick-or-Treating will be held from 6-9PM.


    Oct 30

    Get ready for Halloween this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library with some fun Halloween stories and a craft project for kids ages three and up, starting at 6:30PM. Come in costume. The library is on Market Street in Bloomsburg.


    Oct 30

    Trick-or-Treating will be held Thursday night in several townships: In Berwick from 6-8PM, Locust Township from 6-9PM, Mifflin Township from 6-9PM, and in Salem Township from 6-9PM.


    Oct 30

    The 53rd Danville Halloween Parade will be held Thursday night, October 30th at 7PM. WHLM will be bringing you all the spooky action live from downtown Danville. To register or for more information, stop by Beiter's or Cole' Hardware in Danville, or call 570-275-4863.


    Oct 31

    It's Halloween this Friday! Trick-or-Treating will be held in Benton and Berwick Borough from 6-8PM, and in Bloomsburg, Mifflin Township, Nescopeck, Orangeville, Salem Township, Scott Township, and South Centre Township from 6-9PM.


    Oct 31 / TFN

    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. Order by October 31 to guarantee delivery by Christmas.


    Nov 1

    Come to First Reformed UCC in Berwick at 10AM, Saturday, November 1st for a free coupon class presented by Amanda Jarski. Learn how to find the best deals and maximize your purchases – without having to buy in bulk. Bring a nonperishable food item to be donated to the Food Cupboard, or box tops for local schools. The church is at 2nd and Vine Streets in Berwick.


    Nov 1

    The Veterans Memorial Committee of Columbia County cordially invite you their benefit Veterans Gala Saturday November 1st, at the Berwick Country Club. Hors d'oeuvres start at 6PM, dinner starts at 7PM. There will be a cash bar, a silent auction, and live music by Into The Spin. Tickets are $100 for couples, $60 for singles, or $350 for a table of eight. Call 570-594-5549 for tickets and more information.


    Nov 1

    Bloomsburg Christian Church, at 107 Deussen Drive, presents His Hands Puppetfest, Saturday November 1st. The family fun night starts with a puppet show at 6:30PM. For more information call 570-784-3740.


    Nov 1

    Roaring Creek Valley UMC presents The Skyline Boys gospel quartet in concert this Saturday night at 6:30 PM. The show is free and everyone is invited. The church is at 6 Orchard Drive in Catawissa.


    Nov 1

    The Columbia-Montour chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society presents Mr. Music, a salute to Irving Berlin, Saturday, November 1st at the Bloomsburg High School Auditorium. Come hear the Susquehanna Valley Chorus, the BHS Fusion choir, and featured guests Razzmatazz. Tickets are $10 each, and can be reserved by calling 570-387-7918. Showtime is at 7:29 PM.


    Nov 1 / 7

    Celebrate 125 years of the Bloomsburg Public Library with Wine, Cheese, and More, on Friday, November 7th from 7-9PM at the library on Market Street. There will be selections of wine and cheese, soups, sandwiches, dips and more. Space is limited – you must sign up by Saturday, November 1st. Cost is $15 or just $10 for Friends of the Library members. Tickets can be bought at the library in downtown Bloomsburg.


    Nov 3

    The Socates Cafe will meet this Monday evening at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Market Street. The topic this month will be "how does perception affect our view of reality? Can anyone truly be objective? Can anyone truly change?" Bring your opinions. Discussion starts at 6:30 PM.


    Nov 4

    The Catawissa American Legion Post 541 will be holding a chicken and waffle dinner on Tuesday, November 4 from 4-7PM. Cost is $7 each or just $3 for kids 12 and under. Take-out will be availible. The Legion Post is just off Route 42 near the bridge in Catawissa.


    Nov 4

    Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, explore Scientific History with Geoscience professor Dr. Michael Shepard. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.


    Nov 5 – 9

    The Bloomsburg University Players present William Shakespeare's Macbeth, November 5 – 9 at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. Showtimes art 7:30PM Wednesday – Saturday, and a 3PM matinée on Sunday. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for students and seniors. BU students get in free. For ticket sales call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409.


    Nov 6

    Game Night returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library this Thursday, with three new games designed for teens and adults. Come and test your skill. The games begin at 6:30PM.


    Nov 8

    The Bloomsburg Veterans Parade gets under way Saturday morning, November 8th. The parade forms at 9AM in the Hospital parking lot on Lightstreet Road and moves at 10AM, ending at the Fire Department on Market Street. For more information or to sign up, call 570-784-5272.


    Nov 8

    The Danville Area Community Center's 19th annual 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, November 8, starting at 9AM – rain or shine – at the Community Center parking lot. There will be trophies awarded and a $100 top prize to the first place male and female finishers. For more information or to register call 570-275-3001.


    Nov 8

    St Cyril Pre-school and kindergarten is holding a basket bonanza Saturday, November 8th at the Gym at 580 Railroad Street in Danville. Doors open at 11AM - drawings start at 1PM. Tickets are $7 for a pack of 25. For more information, call 570-275-1505.


    Nov 9

    The BU Celebrity Artist Series continues Sunday, November 9 with Shaping Sound, a performance of explosive dance, dynamic rhythm, speed, and strength by Emmy Award-nominated choreographers Travis Wall, Nick Lazzarini, Teddy Forance, and Kyle Robinson, from TV's Dancing With the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. Showtime is at 8PM in the Haas Center for the Arts on the BU main campus. Tickets are $35 for adults and $17 for kids and BU strudents. Call the Haas Center box office at 570-389-4409 or go to


    Nov 15

    It's Turkey Day at the Children's Museum in Bloomsburg, Saturday November 15, from 11AM-1PM. Celebrate all things turkey with turkey crafts, storytelling, and get your picture taken with live turkeys. Wear a turkey for $1 off regular admission to the museum on 7th street in Bloomsburg.


    Nov 18

    Celebrate 175 years of Bloomsburg University with their series of free Fall faculty lectures. This Tuesday, find out how Pre-K reading is more than just pictures, presented by Dr. Barbara Wilson. The lecture starts at 7PM in the Kuster auditorium of the Hartline Science Building on the BU main campus.


    Thru Nov 21

    Come see Cover of a Comic at the Moose Exchange Antler Gallery on Main Street in downtown Bloomsburg, running through November 21. The exhibition is a community project based on the theme of comic book cover art. 


    Thru Nov 22 / Dec 30

    The Moose Exchange is putting out another call for your art with the Cash and Carry community art exhibition. Stop by the Antler on Main Street in Bloomsburg and pick up a free blank art board – create your own work of art, and return it by November 22nd for a showing in the Antler gallery though the end of the year. Starting on Black Friday, the pieces can be bought for $25 each - $20 goes to the artist and $5 goes to the Moose. You are encouraged to create new pieces throughout the run of the show. Artists' Reception is Black Friday, November 28 from 6-8PM.



    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 maintenece to providing transportation to and from the local veterinarian. For more information call 570-327-8707, or go to



    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.



    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.


    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 newly arrived 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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