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    Water Plant

    If you travel north on Millville Road... we always try and get a sneak peek of the construction of United Water's new filtration plant. Construction is progressing.... but the Utility’s Bob Manbeck says our harsh, winter weather has slowed things up a bit. Mr. Manbeck says the current construction pace will allow the plant to go on line in May of 2016.

     

    I-80 Bridges

    If you plan to use Interstate 80 near Mifflinville this week... there will be lane restrictions in effect for both the east and westbound lanes. The change will allow paving of the road... then installing bridge deck epoxy overlays. Starting Monday... a daylight signing pattern will be used to close the westbound left lane... and then switching to the westbound right lane between mile marker 242 and 241. The same procedure will be used in the right lanes later this week.

     

    Non – Violent Criminals

    Legislation has been re-introduced which would help non-violent criminal offenders who ave served their time re-enter the work force. The bill would make it easier for those who committed non-violent offenses to expunge their records, and would prohibit potential employers from asking about past criminal conduct. It would also shield employers from civil liability if an ex-offender they hire commits another crime. The bill passed the Senate unanimously in the last session but stalled in the House.

     

    Elks / Vets

    It was a big weekend in the lives of some of the nation's veterans who live at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Wilkes – Barre. About a dozen vets went fishing in rural Orangeville courtesy of Elks Lodge 436 of Bloomsburg and the Orangeville Sportsman Club. The vets caught a number of big trout stocked in the pond... and being good fishermen... they tossed them back into the water... all part of a catch and release program.

     

    Inclusion Summit

    A state lawmaker joined business and non-profit leaders in Scranton earlier this week for an Inclusion Initiative Summit. State Senator John Blake of Lackawanna County says the work done at the inclusion summit helped to engage organizations on the ground to signal that Scranton and Pennsylvania are welcoming communities that can provide opportunity for immigrants. He says a report from the Independent Fiscal Office shows any population growth in Pennsylvania over the next ten years will be entirely because of immigration.
     

    State Pensions

    Republicans in the state Senate are expected next week to unveil a plan to deal with the public pension deficit. No one is saying exactly what's in the plan, but GOP leaders have said they're opposed to borrowing to close the pension deficit. Even so, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne isn't completely closing the door on borrowing, saying it's worth a look if other compromises are included. Republicans have said a pension deal must be completed before agreeing on a state budget.

     

    Sunbury Stabbing

    A stabbing in front of a Sunbury bar early Sunday morning sent two men to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville... and another man to jail. Police says the incident happened on North Third Street when Tyrone Lee got kicked out of the bar... and proceeded to allegedly stab the pair. Lee is now facing attempted homicide charges. Benjamin Herrold and James Herb were rushed to Geisinger after being stabbed.

     

    Sex Assault Arrest

    A homeless man... who once lived in Danville... is in the Snyder County jail after he was charged with sexually assaulting a mentally handicapped woman with a mental capacity of a 13 – year old. 36 – year old Jamie Griffin not only allegedly sexually assaulted the victim... but also alleged bit the woman. He was arraigned Sunday at a Magistrate's office... and sent to jail.

     

    WHLM Sports

    BU Softball

    The Bloomsburg University women's softball team will find out this morning if their season's record of 26 and 16 will be good enough to earn the Huskies a bid to the NCAA Division II Playoffs. Bloomsburg split four games over the weekend at the PSAC tournament in Quakertown beating Seton Hill and East Stroudsburg and losing to Gannon and California.

     

    Central / Bloomsburg Baseball

    Central Columbia and Bloomsburg renew their high school baseball rivalry Monday night under the lights at Don Engle Memorial Field at Central. Tonight's game starts at 6:30.

     

    PHL Phillies

    In the majors Sunday, the Philadelphia Phillies salvaged the last game of their weekend series in Miami, beating the Marlins 6-2. The Phils open a three game series Monday night in Atlanta against the Braves with the first pitch scheduled for 7:10. Coverage on the WHLM Stations begins at 6:35.

     

    Other Games

    In other games Sunday, the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 1-0... the St. Louis Cardinals downed the Pittsburgh Pirates 3 to 2... and the New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 8 to 5.

     

    NBA

    Two NBA Conference Semifinal series started Sunday. In the Eastern Conference, the Washington Wizards beat the Atlanta Hawks 104 to 98... and in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors beat the Memphis Grizzlies 101 to 86.

     

     


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    May 4

    The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 4. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 5

    Transportation Tuesday is back May 5 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.

     

    May 5

    Columbia & Sullivan Head Start is holding an enrollment day on Tuesday,  May 5 from 3-6 PM at the Bloomsburg Town Park Village center just off Ferry Avenue across from the Airport. Children must be 3 or 4 years of age before September 1, 2015.  Make sure to bring Social Security cards, birth certificates, immunization records and proof of income. For more information call 784-1076.

     

    May 5

    The Socrates Cafe is back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. The question of the night will be, "Are our gender expectations legitimate?" Bring your opinions. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 5 (16)

    The Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau is conducting their second annual Covered Bridge Bus tour on Saturday May 16. Cost per rider is $20 and includes a picnic lunch at the Twin Bridges. The bus departs at 9:30AM from the Visitors Bureau office on Papermill Road, just off the I-80 / Route 487 interchange. Place your reservations by Tuesday, May 5.  For more information visit the Visitors Bureau under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    May 7

    Get ready for Mother's Day this Thursday at the Bloomsburg Public Library. There will be Mother's Day crafts and stories for children, their Mothers, and their Dads too. The fun starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in Downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 8 (13)

    Get educated during National Stroke Awareness Month with a special talk on stroke in the younger population, presented by Dr. Edgar J. Kenton III, Wednesday, May 13 at 4PM at Geisinger Healthsouth Rehabilitating Hospital. The presentation is free and open to everyone. Please reserve your seat by May 8 by calling 800-232-8260.

     

    May 9

    The Bloomsburg Police Department will hold their first annul 5K run/walk on Saturday May 9th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Check-in opens at 8AM, the run starts at 10AM. Entry fee is $20 each, or just $15 before May 1. For more information call 784-4155.

     

    May 9

    The Greater Columbia County Relay for Life team will hold a yard and bake sale on Saturday May 9th at Bloomsburg Southern Baptist Church, Welliver Drive in Bloomsburg.  Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. The sale runs from 8AM - 2PM.

     

    May 9

    The third annual Celebrate Berwick festival is coming up Saturday May 9th from 9-5. Check out vendors, games, rides and more set up along Route 11 from Briar Creek to downtown Front Street. For a full schedule of events visit CelebrateBerwick.com

     

    May 9

    Join the Montour Motorcycle Riders in support of the Animal Resource Center during the Ian's Wish benefit run on Saturday May 9. Registation is open from 10:30 - 11:30 AM at the Jerseytown Tavern on Route 44. Cost is just $10 per person, and includes lunch at the Fort Rickett's VFW post in Benton. Donations of blankets, green cleaners, paper towels, and other pet products will be collected as well. For more information, call 570-441-4520.

     

    May 11

    Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for a round of golf on Monday, May 11 at the Berwick Golf Club. Registration for the 4-person scramble opens at 8:30. Tee-off is at 10 AM. Cost is $86 and includes a steak dinner. For more information call 570-784-0791.

     

    May 11

    The Paper Airplane Club returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library on Monday afternoon, May 11. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 12

    The Book Buddies are back at the Bloomsburg Public Library this Tuesday evening. Bella, Chloe, and Riley are therapy dogs who love to listen to your kid read aloud to them. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The program starts at 6:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 14

    The PA CareerLink Job Fair is coming up Thursday May 14 from Noon - 3PM at the Danville Elks on Route 11. Bring your resume and dress for success. For more information, call the Sunbury CareerLink office at 988-7320.

     

    May 14

    It's family LEGO night at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday night May 14. Children of all ages are invited to bring their own bricks, or use the library's collection. The library is collecting donations of new and gently-used LEGO bricks. The progam starts at 6PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 14

    The Danville Community Band will present their free annual spring concert Thursday May 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Danville. A free-will offering will be taken up. The concert starts at 7PM.

     

    May 15 & 16

    The Montour County Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday May 15 & 16 at the Danville Middle school. Starting at 3PM Friday, stop by and cheer on the runners, and enjoy food and events for the whole family, all while supporting the fight against cancer.

     

    May 16

    The annual spring United Way Trash To Treasure Sale is coming up Saturday May 16 in the Kehr Union ballroom on Bloomsburg University's main campus. Find computers, electronics, furniture and more. Doors open at 9AM. The sale runs until Noon. Tickets for the 8AM early bird sale are just $5 each and can be purchased from the United Way office on Penn Street in Bloomsburg. For more information call 570-784-3134.

     

    May 16

    The 5th annual Bloomsburg Jorge's Walk to Defeat ALS will be held Saturday May 16th at the Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration opens at 9AM. The walk starts at 10:30. For more information check out BloomsburgWalkToDefeatALS.org

     

    Through May 16

    The Moose Exchange's Stairwell Gallery presents "What Are You Watching?" their latest community art exhibition - based around the theme of film and television. The exhibition runs through May 16 at the Antler gallery in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 16 - June 26

    The Moose Excahnge's next community art exhibit is looking for your submissions. "What Are You Reading?" will include works based on novels, short stories, poems, and even nonfiction that you have recently read. Submissions can be dropped off at the Antler Gallery on Main Street in Bloomsburg through Saturday May 16. The show opens Monday May 18 and runs through Friday June 26. A reception will be held Thursday June 4 at 6PM in conjunction with the Gallery at the Greenly's Center's "Mark On The Wall" exhibit.

     

    Through May 17

    The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents the Broadway smash hit "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at the Alvina Krause Theater in downtown Bloomsburg. A hilarious send-up of Anton Chekhov's themes of loss and longing, the play is intended for mature audiences of at least High School age. The show runs through May 17. For more information visit the BTE under Our Partners at the top of the page.

     

    Through May 17

    Artspace gallery in downtown Bloomsburg will host "221 Ocean Boulevard," a joint showing by gallery members Annie Barnhardt and Becky Marks based on the theme of water expressed in paint, calligraphy, and glass. The showing runs through May 17.

     

    May 18

    The last meeting of the season for the Paper Airplane Club is coming up Monday afternoon, May 18, in the Bloomsburg Public Library's Children's Library. The club will learn how to fold and fly several new types of paper airplanes, and then let them fly inside the library. The after-school program runs until 4:30 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 21

    The Lonely Sock Club will meet at the Bloomsburg Public Library on Thursday May 21 for their regular crafting session. Materials will be provided for card stitching. The meeting starts at 6 PM at the library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 23 - October

    It's almost time for the return of the Bloomsburg Farmer's market. Starting Saturday May 23rd, 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.

     

    May 30

    Moreland The Magician returns to the Bloomsburg Public Library on Saturday May 30. Admission is free. The magic starts at 10AM at the Library on Market Street in downtown Bloomsburg.

     

    May 30

    The 5th annual Central PA Wine and Beer Festival returns to the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds on Saturday May 30 from 11AM - 5PM. There will be wine and beer producers from around the region, as well as local foods and live music. Tickets are $20 at the gate, or just $15 in advance. Tickets can be bought at Marley's Brew Puib, Shade Mountain Winery, Turkey Hill Brewing Company, or online at LocalWineEvents.com

     

    Through May 31

    The Central Columbia High School Marching Band is holding a gently-used shoe drive during the month of May. Look for donation bins in locations in Bloomsburg, Berwick, and on Bloomsburg University's campus. For more information call 570-204-7254.

     

    June 5 & 6

    The Southern Columbia Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday June 5 & 6 at Southern Columbia High School. The relay starts at 4PM Friday. Cheer on the participants, and enjoy food and events for the whole family, all while supporting the fight against cancer.

     

    June 12 & 13

    Join the Catawissa Police Officers Benevolent Association for a weekend of personal protection and firearms training on June 12 & 13. The course will cover safe firearms handling, building confidence, legal use of force and other topics, and will include 5 hours of live-fire training. You must attend the seminar at 6PM on Friday to take part in the exercise on Saturday. For more information call the Catawissa Police Department at 570-356-7102.

     

    June 15 - August 7

    Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble's annual Summer Theatre School begins on June 15 and runs through August 7. There are camp 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.

     

    June 19

    The annual Catawissa Teenage Battle of the Bands is coming up Friday June 19, as part of the summer concert series. First place prize is $300, 2nd place is $100. A majority of the members in each band must be teenagers to enter. For more information, call 570-356-2561.

     

    June 19 & 20

    The first Greater Columbia County Relay for Life is happening Friday and Saturday June 19 & 20 at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds, starting at Noon Friday. There will be food and events for the whole family. Stop by and cheer on the runners, and support the fight against cancer.

     

    June 25 (July 11)

    The 2nd annual AGAPE golf tournament is happening Saturday July 11 at the Links at Hemlock Creek in Buckhorn. Registration opens at 7:30AM - shotgun start is at 8AM. Cost is $65 each and includes greens fees, cart, and a Southern BBQ lunch. Deadline to sign up is June 25. For more information call 317-2210.

     

    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.

     

    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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