Mansfield University’s  Master & Grasshopper Show is a unique one where student artwork is displayed alongside their teachers.’ Each art teacher is allowed to choose up to two students to exhibit and compete. This year, From Athens High School, grasshoppers Emalie Mustard and Ambrose Ros…

In a fast-paced world that demands constant change with bigger-is-better ideals, many still look at small, conventional, dairy farming as an antiquated way of life. Often referred to as “stubborn farmers,” a term I’ve uttered myself more often than I care to admit … sorry husband, the advanc…

At the request of readers, we update our popular Top 10 Auto Racing movies of all-time as several new movies have made the cut. As before, I welcome reader comments if there are some movies you feel should be on the list. The new list is not in any particular order and each movie deal with a…

The Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre will mark its 135th anniversary on March 16. This milestone makes the Robert Packer the oldest hospital in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York State.

There’s another publication that you can obtain from your local Pennsylvania State Representative’s office. The title is “Hello Pennsylvania.” You will find some very interesting facts about Pennsylvania, many of which I did not know until getting this handy publication about 10 years ago.

Q: Greg I live in Elk Lake, near Montrose, Pa. and I read your column every week in the Susquehanna County Weekender and love it. I always find it very interesting and even though I consider myself to be a “car guy,” you frequently impart details about various vehicles or manufacturers that …

The annual Youth Heritage Sojourn, coordinated by the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, is set for Thursday to Saturday, May 28 to 30. The unique combination of day-time paddling on the North Branch Susquehanna River Water Trail, overnight lodging at Camp Lackawanna, and presentations from …

While the best time to plant a tree was during our first seedling sale 50 years ago, the second-best time is today! 

In the Pennsylvania State Publication “Common Trees of Pennsylvania,” is a tree that most of us would not be able to identify. It is the Common Sassafras tree.

The cast and crew of Cinderella are making final preparations for this week’s performances. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday at Sayre High School. Tickets are $12 for adults, and $8 for students and senior citizens.  

Every year at this time, we have a Soil Health Conference at the Wysox Fire Hall. It is THE place to be if you want to really be on the cutting edge of what is going on in soil health (Gardeners are welcome too. It is all the same soil). We talk about it all year long, but this is IT! This I…

The publication, “Common Trees of Pennsylvania,” which is available free at any State Representative or State Senator’s office, is a gem for those of us who enjoy knowing what type of tree we are seeing.  I have found that unless you have lots of knowledge about trees, such as a forester, yo…

A developing show highlighting the world of competitive baking is looking for talent.

Several years ago, the Bank of the Federal Government issued back our $1,500 of tax money after using it for a year. Dough like that is an enticing morsel in a farmer’s hand. But what would we spend it on? Hmmmm.

Q: Greg I lived in Chicago for over 40-years and vividly remember three vehicles from back in the 1950s. I remember the International delivery trucks called the Metro, and also the 4-door International pickup my grandfather had. I enjoy your nostalgia columns very much as I’ve always enjoyed…

Conjuring Forrest Gump; “For no particular reason,” I went for a winter pasture walk and kept on walking. . .

This week we look at the size, shape and general characteristics of the Cucumber Magnolia (Magnolia acuminata) tree. The Cucumber Magnolia tree has a rich history and is closely related to the Tulip Tree; another found in the book “Common Trees of Pennsylvania.” This book can be gotten free …

Make some friends and personalize a sign in the newly renovated Troy Sale Barn.

Have you been to State Representative Clint Owlett’s or Tina Pickett’s office lately, or ever? They have some wonderful publications about the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and just outdoor-oriented stuff.  It is all available free of charge to you. Of course these publications are paid for b…

The West End Gallery in Corning will start showing Little Gems, which it describes as “a beautiful collection of small artwork,” on Friday with a reception featuring live music by William Groome.

In a time when dairy farmers, or frankly any type of farmers, are struggling to stay afloat, the thought of passing down a family business seems like a very big dream and not so much a feasible reality. 

Q: Greg, how does the racing season look for 2020? It’s a new decade and I’m wondering what you feel will be the best racing series this year? Is NASCAR still going downhill with its TV ratings and attendance? Where do you see growth coming and do the sponsors still feel they are getting a r…

Every year the Conservation District organizes education days at all the local schools. We bring in the Game Commission, beekeepers, maple producers, farmers and the like. We also do a station or two ourselves. Luckily, I often get to run one of the stations. It is the most fun I have all ye…

It was l976. I was fishing Elk Creek in Sullivan County. At a certain point above and quite near this native trout stream, was the Elkland Landfill. I had fished this stretch of Elk Creek in the past. What I saw on this trip was a strange and disturbing sight.

It was in the late 1960s when I caught a tagged brown trout, fishing Loyalsock Creek in April or May.

Q: Greg I really appreciate the work you put into your feature articles as I look forward to them every week in our daily newspaper. I’d like to know your opinions of buying collector cars online, and if you have ever done so. How about some tips for a baby boomer like me looking to buy his …

If anyone was ever deserving of the prestigious Leopold Conservation Award, it is the Jackson family of Mt-Glen Farms in Springfield Township, Bradford County. And Pennsylvania agreed, as the Sand County Foundation and Pennsylvania sponsors recognized the Jackson family on Jan. 10 at the PA …