Apr
19
Thu
Historians to hear about 1911 flood disaster
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

Historians to hear about 1911 flood disaster

More than a century has passed since a flood devastated the Potter County mountain town of Austin and killed 78 people.

Barbara Spaventa, a Northumberland woman whose ancestors lived through the disaster, will tell about the event at the April 19 meeting of the Northumberland County Historical Society. The meeting is free, and the public is invited.

All but forgotten, the September 1911 flood happened when a dam built by a paper mill along Freeman Run burst and destroyed the village. Spaventa said that her ancestors, members of the Ripple family, lived in the town but were spared.

Thursday’s program will begin at 7 p.m. at the society’s headquarters at 1150 N. Front St., Sunbury. Refreshments will follow the program.  For more information, call 570-286-4083 or visit www.northumberlandcountyhistoricalsociety.org 

Apr
20
Fri
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SALE AT WEST BRANCH
Apr 20 all-day

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SALE AT WEST BRANCH

RENTAL ON FRIDAY APRIL 20TH   FROM 7 TIL 5 AND SATURDAY THE 21ST  FROM 7 TIL 2!!

GET 10%  OFF STIHL CHAINSAWS, TRIMMERS, PRESSURE WASHERS, BATTERY TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES!! GET A ONE-YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON ALL MOWERS!! DEALS ON THE HONDA GENERATORS,  THEY’LL BE THE LOWEST OF THE YEAR!! PRESSURE WASHERS START AT JUST 469-95 AND BATTERY TRIMMERS AT ONLY 129-95!!

DURING THE OPEN HOUSE, GET A 20- POUND PROPANE CYLIINDER REFILL FOR ONLY 8 DOLLARS, LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER!!

GET TO THE OPEN HOUSE SALE FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AND SATURDAY APRIL 21ST AT WEST BRANCH RENTAL , 441 NORTH 10TH STREET IN LEWISBURG!!

Spring Rummage Sale
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church will hold its Spring Rummage Sale at the Community Hall, RR1, Mile Post Road, Sunbury.

Free Workshop for People Joining Medicare
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Free Workshop for People Joining Medicare

People who are new to Medicare are invited to attend a “Get Ready for Medicare: The Basics for People Who Are Joining”, a free community workshop on April 20th  from 10am-12pm in the Northumberland County Human Services Building B, 322 N. 2nd Street, Sunbury, PA.  The event is sponsored by APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

This workshop is specifically designed to assist people who will be enrolling in Medicare, either because they will turn 65 years old or because they receive Social Security disability benefits.  The workshop is also appropriate for spouses and caregivers.

To register, please call 570-495-2384. The Northumberland County Agency on Aging is a local affiliate of APPRISE, a program of the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the designated State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) in Pennsylvania.  SHIPs receive grant funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to provide direct, local assistance to Medicare beneficiaries through one-on-one, counseling sessions (both in-person and over the phone), presentations, and public education programs.

APPRISE is a free service provided by the PA Department of Aging, and is funded in whole or part by a grant through the Administration for Community Living.  For more information, visit Northumberland County Agency on Aging website at www.ncaging.org.

In the event of inclement weather, please check our Facebook page for cancellation information!

Apr
21
Sat
ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SALE AT WEST BRANCH
Apr 21 all-day

ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE SALE AT WEST BRANCH

RENTAL ON FRIDAY APRIL 20TH   FROM 7 TIL 5 AND SATURDAY THE 21ST  FROM 7 TIL 2!!

GET 10%  OFF STIHL CHAINSAWS, TRIMMERS, PRESSURE WASHERS, BATTERY TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES!! GET A ONE-YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON ALL MOWERS!! DEALS ON THE HONDA GENERATORS,  THEY’LL BE THE LOWEST OF THE YEAR!! PRESSURE WASHERS START AT JUST 469-95 AND BATTERY TRIMMERS AT ONLY 129-95!!

DURING THE OPEN HOUSE, GET A 20- POUND PROPANE CYLIINDER REFILL FOR ONLY 8 DOLLARS, LIMIT TWO PER CUSTOMER!!

GET TO THE OPEN HOUSE SALE FRIDAY APRIL 20TH AND SATURDAY APRIL 21ST AT WEST BRANCH RENTAL , 441 NORTH 10TH STREET IN LEWISBURG!!

Community Garden Plant Sale
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lewisburg Community Garden

Announces Two Spring Plant Sales

Saturday, April 21 – Earth Day! —  from 9am to noon

Sunday, Mary 13 – Mothers’ Day! —  from 1 to 5pm

Both will take place at the Community Garden

At the intersection of North Water and St Anthony Streets

This year the Lewisburg Community Garden is offering not one but two plant sales! In addition to our usual Plant Sale in May, we are having an Early Plant Sale on Saturday April 21st, 9am-12pm at the garden. At that time we will sell cold-tolerant plants like kale, broccoli, onion seedlings, flowers and herbs. Our 7th annual main plant sale will be held on Sunday May 13th, from 1pm-5pm.

Regular customers will notice that the day and time of the May sale are different from years past. This year we are excited to host our plant sale on Mothers’ Day as part of the Protect – Preserve — Play Street Fair, a CommUnity Zone event being held in collaboration with River Road Holiday.  There will be live music, giveaways, food, and family-friendly activities going on as well as a chance to walk and bike along River Road without worrying about cars.  For those arriving at the sale by car, there will be parking on street in the Borough and at Wolfe Field. In addition to the plant sale that day, the garden will offer tours and educational activities. There is a list of plant varieties available on our website: bit.ly/2018plantsale.

For more information about volunteering for the community garden, contact Jen at (570) 577-2212 or jsp030@bucknell.edu.

Earth Day Recycling
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Five area Rotary clubs are cooperating in an Earth Day recycling event from 9 a .m. to noon on Saturday, April 21.

The cooperating clubs are the Sunbury, Lewisburg Sunrise, Lewisburg Sunset, Lewisburg Downtown, and Milton.

The Sunbury club will collect items at Triangle Tech, State Rout 890, Performance Road. The Lewisburg sit e is in the Silver Moon Flea Market parking lot at 150 Silvermoon Lane, while the Milton club will collect items at the Handup Foundation, 275 Mahoning St.

All sites will accept backpacks with broken zippers and holes, worn out clothing, shoes, old purses, belts, hats, towels, blankets, sheets and lines.

Paper products will also be accepted including newspapers, phone books, books (resaleable and junk), magazines, catalogs, mixed paper, paperboard, cereal boxes, corrugated cardboard, cell phones and computer towers (no monitors).

At the Milton location, Handup will accept stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers ($5 fee), refrigerators and freezers ($3 fee), air conditioners, dehumidifiers and water coolers ($3 fee), computer printers ($3 fee), computer monitors-CRT- 50 cents a pound; vacuums and shampooers $4 fee, and radios, hair dryers, mixers and microwaves, $3 fee.

Free Health Clinic and Blood Drive
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Millerstown Lions Club is happy to announce a new worthwhile service to the community—a Free Health Clinic and Blood Drive on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m until 12 noon in the Greenwood Elementary School, 405 E. Sunbury Street in Millerstown.

The Lions have partnered  with UPMC Pinnacle Health to provide free health screenings and awareness consultants.  Screenings include Blood Pressure, Cholesterol Testing, Glucose Testing, Nutrition Awareness, Diabetes Awareness, Cardiology, Skin Analysis and Sleep Analysis, all provided by Pinnacle Health.

The Lions Club will provide Vision and Hearing Testing, but children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present.

Additional services will be provided by the Pennsylvania State Police who will be doing Child Safety Seat Checks in the Parking areas.  Perry County Human Services will be on hand to discuss Drug/Alcohol Dependency and Homeless Assistance.  Also, the Orthopedic Institute of Pennsylvania will be on hand to provide Orthopedic and Spine Services.  Harrisburg Foot & Ankle will also be at the Clinic.

A Central Pennsylvania Blood Drive will also take place throughout the morning hours, but a form of identification is required to donate.  For more information for the blood drive, contact 1 800 771-0059 or e-mail 717giveblood.org.

Additional questions about the clinic can be answered by calling John Beaver—717-589-3728, jbeaver@centurylink.net or Jim Roush—717-589-3766, jimroush21@yahoo.com.

 

Spring Rummage Sale
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church will hold its Spring Rummage Sale at the Community Hall, RR1, Mile Post Road, Sunbury.

3rd Annual Mini Maker Faire
Apr 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artisans Wanted for the 3rd Annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on April 21 at the Children’s Museum in Bloomsburg

Call for Makers open until March 31, 2018

The Children’s Museum of Bloomsburg will host the third annual Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of the Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, in Bloomsburg. The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is calling for all makers to come and exhibit what they love to do.

Part science fair, part county fair, part craft show and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.

Maker Faire is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Now through March 31, groups or individuals of all ages interested in presenting their projects, hobbies, experiments, and do-it-yourself spirit should complete the application at Bloomsburg.makerfaire.com.

Makers range from engineers to artists to scientists to crafters to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. As the Children’s Museum is host to the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire, “Young Makers” are encouraged to apply also.

Follow the development of the Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire on Twitter @BloomMakerFaire, as well as on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BloomsburgMakerFaire.

The Bloomsburg Mini Maker Faire is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit Bloomsburg.makerfaire.com and The-Childrens-Museum.org or call 570-389-9206.