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  • The annual Sullivan County Kiwanis Winterfest is today at Camp Brule off Route 154 North of Forksville. Check out the polar bear plunge, sled dogs, ice carving, ice fishing and more.

     

    The 4th annual Destination Blues winter music festival is this weekend. Today's check out the Blues Brunch at the Pine Barn Inn in Danville, and the Gospel Blues concert at 1PM at Wesley UMC on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    The Exchange in downtown Bloomsburg presents The Blues Show, a community art exhibition based on the theme of The Blues. The show runs through February 24 at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    Come to Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest show, Create – Appreciate – Love, featuring works by member artists in a variety of mediums. The show runs through February 26.


    The Bloomsburg Fire Department's breakfast buffet is today 8AM – 1PM. Enjoy a buffet full of pancakes, ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, and more. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and under. The fire hall is at 911 Market Street in Bloomsburg.  



  • The annual Sullivan County Kiwanis Winterfest is today and Sunday at Camp Brule off Route 154 North of Forksville. Check out the polar bear plunge, sled dogs, ice carving, ice fishing and more.

     

    The 4th annual Destination Blues winter music festival is this weekend. Today come to the Caldwell Consistory in downtown Bloomsburg for a day full of the Blues, with the Gospel Blues concert at 1PM on Sunday at Wesley UMC on Market Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    The Exchange in downtown Bloomsburg presents The Blues Show, a community art exhibition based on the theme of The Blues. The show runs through February 24 at the gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg.

     

    Come to Artspace Gallery on Center Street in downtown Bloomsburg and check out their latest show, Create – Appreciate – Love, featuring works by member artists in a variety of mediums. The show runs through February 26.


    The Bloomsburg Fire Department's breakfast buffet is this Sunday 8AM – 1PM. Enjoy a buffet full of pancakes, ham, sausage, bacon, eggs, and more. Cost is $9 for adults, $4 for kids 7-12, and free for kids 6 and under. The fire hall is at 911 Market Street in Bloomsburg.  



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    Destination Blues

    A mid – winter event simply known as Destination Blues kicks off Friday night. Using 16 venues... then four Saturday and a couple on Sunday... world class blues music is prominent. Sunday night... according to coordinator Oren Helbock... is the culmination of the event. Saturday night at the Caldwell Consistory is the sound of the Colorado – based Otis Taylor Band.

     

    Teem Suicide
    The state House Democratic Policy Committee met recently to discuss tactics to prevent teen suicide. According to the Centers for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people ages 10-24... and 17 percent high schoolers have seriously considered suicide in the last year. Democrats in the state House are hoping there are some legislative solutions... such as providing more counseling staff to schools. They say there is always a gap between identifying people in need and getting them services.

     

    AARP / Scams
    A new study from AARP identifies the type of people who typically fall for financial scams. An Investment Fraud Vulnerability Study from AARP found that victims were more likely to be older, conservative men. Researchers say victims prefer unregulated investments, thinking they will make more money... but that's exactly the area where scammers operate. They recommend contacting the PA Department of Banking and Securities to help determine if an investment opportunity is legitimate.

     

    Lauren Force

    The ever expanding world of drugs was the topic of the Berwick Crimewatch Committee this week. Lauren Force... a state police crime lab worker out of Harrisburg who lives in Briar Creek... says the struggle is never ending. Police Chief Ken Strish... along with the attorney General's office... has been keeping meth out of Berwick.

     

    Hit and Run

    A man crossing a road in Lycoming County was hit and killed early Thursday morning. State police say 29 – year old Cheney Orwig from Montoursville, was dropped off at a bus stop near his work. It was still dark when he went to cross the road and was hit and killed. The 69 – year old driver of a pick – up truck initially fled the scene, but returned and was taken into custody. No word yet if he will face charges.

     

    Drought Relief
    Things are improving for six eastern and central PA counties which had been under a drought warning. Carbon, Juniata, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Snyder counties are no longer under a drought warning. Adequate levels of precipitation have prompted state environmental officials to change their status to a drought watch. Eleven other counties which had been under a drought watch have now returned to normal status. The warning does remain in effect for Mifflin and Union counties.

     

    Bobby Soper

    The man formerly in charge at Mohegan Sun Pocono has stepped down from his position. Bobby Soper resigned as president and CEO of the Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority earlier this week. The decision comes after the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported finding financial irregularities during Soper's tenure at the casino in Plains Township in Luzerne County.

     

    Walter Griffin

    Former Luzerne County controller Walter Griffith Jr. wants to watch over county government again. Griffith said this week he plans to run for controller, considered the “people’s watchdog” of the government. He’ll be up against the current controller, Michelle Bednar, who said she will run for re-election. The county’s home-rule charter gives the position “unrestricted access” to all county information, property and employees.

     

     



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  • Huskies Basketball

    The Bloomsburg University men's and women's basketball teams played at East Stroudsburg Saturday afternoon. The Women's Huskies lost to East Stroudsburg 87-61 and the Men's Huskies lost to East Stroudsburg 95-68.



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    Boys HS Basketball

    In boys high school basketball last night, it was Berwick over Tunkhannock 52 – 44.

     

    Heartland Semifinals

    In the Heartland Conference semifinals at Shikellamy H.S. in Sunbury, it was Loyalsock defeating Central Mountain 52 – 44... and Central Columbia got by Selinsgrove 52 – 50.

     

    Friday night in the Heartland Conference girls final starting at 6 O'clock... Mount Camel will play Shamokin followed by the boys final between Loyalsock and Central Columbia.

     

    Other Basketball

    In regular season girls basketball last night, it was Hughesville over Bloomsburg 46 – 19.

     

    BU Basketball

    The Bloomsburg University men’s and women’s basketball teams play at East Stroudsburg Saturday afternoon starting with the women’s game at 1 o’clock. Coverage on the WHLM stations begins with the pregame show at 12:40.

     

    Top 25 Basketball

    In Top 25 college basketball Thursday night... 7th ranked Oregon downed Utah 79 – 61... and Michigan defeated 11th ranked Wisconsin 64 – 58.

     

     



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