Boiled down to its’ simplest definition, energy is the power to do work. Without energy in its many forms, all the modern technology that moves people, goods and services, thoughts and ideas around the world at breakneck speed would come to a screeching halt. Our power plants scattered all o…

While it is way too early to accurately assess the change in opening day of the 2019 rifle season on white-tailed deer from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, some things are very clear.

SYRACUSE — For most people, shoveling snow may not lead to any health problems. However, the American Heart Association warns that the risk of a heart attack during snow shoveling may increase for some, stating that the combination of colder temperatures and physical exertion increases the w…

Local artist Ron Lent of Dushore has had two paintings chosen to be exhibited in two separate shows. One of the paintings titled, “On the Rocks,” was juried into the 18th national exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists.

In April, the Board of Commissioners of the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted 5-3 to change the “opening day” of the firearms season for white-tailed deer from the traditional Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday after the holiday.

“Weather permitting” may be the second most discouraging phrase in gardening, coming in right after “it died.” Though there are people who will don galoshes and slickers and do what they feel needs to be done according to their own warped sense of duty, I’m not one of them. I am a fair weath…

Q: Greg. I heard my friends discuss that Italian tractor manufacturer Ferruccio Lamborghini started his Lamborghini car company because he was upset with Enzo Ferrari. Can you tell us more of what happened and how Lamborghini’s are respected today as an ultimate sports car? Bob K., Rhode Island.

The Towanda Jr/Sr High School Class of 2020 (and a few friends) will be presenting the annual class play fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov.  22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 at the high school auditorium. 

I had a nice conservation with a lady the other day at physical therapy in Canton. When asked if I still hunt woodchucks, I told her that yes I do.  She stated that she has a bunch of them on her property, especially around the house and barn.  I have hunted on that property previously, by p…

Q: Greg, I read your columns regularly in the Bloomsburg, Pa., newspaper and enjoy them. Being I grew up in the same period as you (I’m an aging baby boomer) I remember you mentioned some of the best designs came in the 1950 decade. I remember you liked the Mercury in ’55 and ’56, the Ford i…

Bradford County Conservation District celebrated difference makers at its annual appreciation dinner Friday night at the Troy Sale Barn. Volunteers were appreciated, land managers recognized, projects highlighted, supporters thanked and advances simply celebrated.

Q: Greg, I enjoyed your recent articles on Kaiser-Frazer and Willys-Jeep vehicles. My uncle owned a Henry J back in 1953 and I remember him telling me about the Kaiser sports car ready to come out in 1954, namely the Kaiser Darrin. Can you give your memories and info of the 1954 Kaiser Darri…

My late fishing buddy, Gary Avery and I went to Hoagland’s Run, a smallish trout stream in Lycoming County between Quiggleville and Salladasburg.  The stream has native brook trout along with stocked brookies and brown trout. Most of the stream is not posted. Much of the stream is wooded. Th…

Winding River Players will host “A Winding Rivers Cabaret” benefit performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Black Box Theatre.

The gospel group The Needhams from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, will be performing a Christmas concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15 at the East Smithfield Federated Church, corner of Church and Main streets, East Smithfield.

Last week’s column brought a lot of comments.  The first one was from a lady working in a store where I stopped for some supplies Sunday afternoon.  She complimented me on the column. She stated that I always asked her father for permission when I wanted to hunt deer on his property. I appre…

An Elmira woman who has studied and performed music in different parts of the world will make a stop in Wysox Saturday to present and sign her new book of poetry, “My Life in My Words.”

Q: Greg, I really enjoyed your article on the 1947 Chevy Cadet that never made it to production following World War II. I also remember you wrote of the Tatraplan T-600 many years ago and its unique design. I would like to ask about the other Tatra cars known for ingenuity, namely the Tatra …

It has been a little over three years since the charges against Calvin Harris, in relation to his wife’s disappearance on Sept. 11, 2001, were dismissed following a fourth trial in Schoharie, New York, and where a trial judge rendered a verdict of not guilty.

Get ready to line Main Street for the 92nd Annual Halloween parade in Towanda, beginnng at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. The theme is “Be a Volunteer!” in memory and in honor of William “Bill” Manville.

Farmers, you have a story to tell. We all do, and naturally, we most often stay quiet. Today I’m asking Pennsylvania farmers to consider your options. You are doing a lot to manage natural resources on your farm. Sure, the improvement wish list is long, but even now you are operating numerou…

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Ashlee Newton, the 2019 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman, will be hosting the 2020 OYW program at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 at the Towanda Area Jr./Sr. High School auditorium. Joining Ashlee as co-host is Dr. Gabrielle Gaustad, the 2000 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Yo…

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If you read last week’s article discussing stream permit options, there was mention of a “new” permit option for Bradford County. In this week’s article, we’ll discuss the evolution of that permit, what it is, and how you would go about qualifying for it.

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Last week we talked about how stream regulations protect people, and what NOT to do in streams.  This week’s topic is about how to get permits when stream work IS needed.  The first call you should always make with any stream work questions is to the Conservation District at (570) 485-3144.  

Q: Greg I enjoy your nostalgia car columns on the Mercury, especially the one you just did on Dan Gurney and those special Mercury Cougars. I know you always liked the looks of the 1955 and 1956 Mercurys, so can you give us a little more on these special Mercurys? William L., Rhode Island.

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This is a question that we at the Conservation District hear with various wording on a fairly consistent basis, but especially after flooding events. The statement is exaggerated to make a point, but the emotion that I hear behind it is sincere.  “WHY am I not allowed to protect my property!?’