The Valley Chorus is getting ready for its annual Christmas concert and is inviting the community for “an afternoon of music, celebration and Christmas cheer.” The concert, entitled “Do You Hear What I Hear?”, will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5 inside the Waverly High School auditorium.

A friend has his great-grandfather’s chopper. Not choppers — that would be gross. Chopper. It is a wonderful machine indeed, like a giant cast-iron paper cutter. I have no idea what its original use may have been, but he uses it to chop up plants for the compost pile.

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CANTON – “I have one day and a seven o’clock concert tonight,” said Carol Madill, recently retired choral director from Wyalusing.

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Towanda seniors are ready to take the stage for this year’s senior play, “No Place Like Nowhere” by Andrew Ross. The public is invited to performances at 7 p.m. on tonight, Friday and Saturday at the Towanda High School. Tickets can be purchased at the box office starting at 6:30 p.m. each n…

Northeast Bradford Elementary School music teacher Jeanette Davis leads the fifth- and sixth-grade chorus as they prepare for the upcoming Northeast Bradford Education Foundation Christmas show, “Making Spirits Bright.” The program will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, in the high school gym and…

At the annual meeting of the Bradford County Historical Society on Oct. 4, 2021, Society President Henry G. Farley opened the program by introducing the trustees of the society: Buddy Crockett, Athens Township; Wm. Alan Shaw, Towanda; Mary Skillings, Wyalusing; Janet R. Ordway, Troy; Joyce M…

There is no question about it. The classic three bay compost system is the best way to go. You’ve seen it on the television gardening shows and read about it in books. You build three open bays side by side by side, each a three foot cube, like little cow stalls.

For those of you out there who like to be controlled all summer long by your garden, feel free to only read the next sentence. If your routine for gardening every year is to rototill it two or three times, then pick rock, and then pick weeds all summer long; not to mention watering every cou…

SAYRE – A 1934 black and white photograph showing the captains of the Sayre and Waverly football teams includes Sayre’s Ray Eldred, who was a 34-year member of the Sayre Police Department as well as a star athlete and a celebrated hero in Italy during World War II. The well-liked Sayre nativ…

SAYRE — A new exhibit at the Sayre Historical Society looks back at “Sayre and World War II.” The new display, located in the Ken Bracken Rotating Exhibit Room, features 28-panels examining the pivotal event that changed the world more than 75 years ago.

On our back patio is a small lily puddle with a couple of fish and a small lead frog spitting water. During the summer, water evaporates and every few days I have to add water to top it off. Most years. Not this year. This year I have not needed to haul the hose over once. We have had ample …

In March of 2020 during the long shut down caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Robert M. “Mike” Farley of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, contacted his brother Henry in Sayre to let him know that he had been asked to apply to the Jamestowne Society for membership, and to ask for his assistance completi…

NICHOLSON – The Nicholson Bridge Day is set for Sunday, Sept. 12 at the carnival grounds off of Route 92 in Nicholson with music, food, historical information, a basket raffle, demonstrations and a variety of vendors.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. (That’s not original; I plagarized it from Joe Biden.) Likewise, the most compulsive gardener started out with one plant. Many never get much beyond that. Oh, we may get more plants, lots more, but we still think of them one plant at a time.

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MONROE BOROUGH – A flash mob wedding broke out at Mountaineer Park on Sunday, with Kelly McNally surprising her longtime fiancé Rick Vargason with an unexpected ceremony and reception in the guise of a Lady Lightning softball scrimmage.

When you imagine the typical American teen, you possibly picture them to be athletic, participating in school activities, working a part time job to make their own money, active in their community, looking forward to college, and perhaps even a little girl-crazy.  

I am not really one to give speeches, so bear with me. I first want to congratulate each and every one of you sitting on this stage with me today. As Troy Bolton once said,“You did it, you graduated!” Everyone tells you that high school will be the best years of your life, but I think we can…

On Saturday, July 31, friends and family joined Nancy and Doug Soden at the North Orwell Community hall to help them celebrate their Golden Anniversary. One of their friends attending was Rep. Tina Pickett with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to recognize their mile…

Given my life experience -- married to the same woman for 50 years, two daughters, once teen-age girls, a house of three women and me -- I am always astonished when I find people who want to listen to me talk.

EAGLES MERE – Eagles Mere Historic Village, Inc. (EMHVI) is hosting the 50th Annual Arts and Crafts Festival beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, and running through Sunday, Aug. 15. The festival closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday and will be hosted on the village green in the ce…

Good afternoon members of the school board, administration, faculty, staff, parents, family, and the class of 2021. I would like to welcome you again to Athens Area High School’s one 134th commencement ceremony.

Olivia Tate, a senior at Troy Area Schools, did her first solo flight in the junior soaring program at Harris Hill, Elmira, New York. Tate has been training with experienced glider pilots during this last year. She is an honor student at Troy in addition to being a letterman on both the girl…

After last week’s column I started getting hate mail from the ASPCB, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Bindweed. I believe it is some kind of Satanist cult. So I thought today I should say some nice thing about better behaved vining plants. But first a noxious vine that I…

Henry Mitchel was a garden columnist for the Washington Post a generation ago, back when garden writers knew what they were talking about. His great love was iris. I like iris, even grow some, but let's be honest – they aren't begonias. But after battling iris borers for half his life, he re…

SAYRE — The Winding River Players struggled financially during the pandemic because the possibility to put on a full production was nearly impossible. However, for the first time since February 2020, The Winding River Players are back performing “Noises Off” at Sayre High School.

ORWELL TOWNSHIP – Bradford County will welcome families to Cook’s Pond County Park on Aug. 7 for its inaugural Kids Day.

General Ulysses Grant, aka Ken Searfass, was greeted at the Bradford County Library, with a capacity audience on Wednesday, July 14. The portrayal of the famous Civil War General, and later U.S. President, opened with a description of the status of railroads, a map to trace the extent, criti…

Bill Gates never quite knows how much money he has at any given time. Similarly I never quite know how many potted plants I have. Every day some die, others come out of the rooting box. All I know is that there are a lot. I like to think that in my way I am as rich as Bill Gates. It’s pure s…

Good evening everyone, my name is Nick Williams and I am honored to have the opportunity to speak tonight on behalf of the class of 2021 as this year’s Valedictorian.  

Hi. My name is Duane and I am an addict. I knew I was a user, but I didn’t know I was an addict until our power and WiFi and Internet went out for a day. A day so far. On deadline day. My mouse sits on the arm of my chair and I reach for it a dozen times an hour. Meanwhile I am writing this …

On Wednesday, July 7, the entertaining musical group “Ridin the Rails” will perform two concerts in Sayre. They will be at the Sayre Historical Society Museum at 2 p.m. for a matinee and then in Howard Elmer Park at 6:30 p.m. for the Sayre William S. Pierce Memorial Summer Concert series.

SAYRE — The Bradford County Regional Arts Council and the Valley Art Initiative announced the Sunflowers for Hope 2020 Art Exhibition Tour kickoff to be at the Sayre Theater Grand Re-Opening on July 1.