A pond can be an excellent addition to your property, offering many hours of fun and enjoyment for your family, friends and future generations, but it would be wise to do a little homework before committing the often significant financial investment for construction. An essential part of thi…

So, we have explored many reasons as to why we have living things growing in fields during the winter. We have talked about improving soil biology, water infiltration, helping reduce erosion, and most importantly, helping provide clean water. All of these reasons apply to any crop, commercia…

Memorial Day, or Decoration Day, is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and honoring persons who have died while serving in the Unites State Armed Forces.  

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Petty Officer 2nd Class Jerry Borrero, a native of Towanda, Pennsylvania, said he joined the U.S. Navy because he needed a job and wanted to see new places.

One of my favorite things to enjoy about spring is fishing for the black crappie and bluegill.  The crappies are spawning right now and are in mostly shallow water at this time of the year.  Bluegills will soon start spawning.

A series of special in-depth workshops are scheduled throughout the summer at the Home Textile Tool Museum in Orwell, 1819 Orwell Hill Road on State Rte. 1036.  These are hands-on opportunities to learn unusual skills and gain rare knowledge about historical fiber and farm production methods. 

As we travel around the county, going to and from work, doing the mundane things in life, wrapped up in our own little world, do we ever take the time to really look and notice things going on around us? When did that sign go up? When did that house or business go in? Why is that field green…

While nobody enjoys muddling through the sometimes difficult permit process, it is in your best interest to obtain a permit if you really need one. Completing work without a permit could result in costly penalties (including fines that can exceed $10,000 per day) from regulatory agencies inc…

On Saturday, April 20, we observed a new bird at our backyard bird feeders.  Linda was able to identify the bird as a male Rufous-Sided Towhee.  It was our first sighting of this bird on our property in the 37 years I have lived here. We have observed this bird on the Pine Creek Rail-Trail a…

Q: I enjoy the nostalgia articles in my hometown newspaper The Gainesville Sun. The recent Cars We Remember section was really fun to read, and I enjoyed the AMC history of high performance. One AMC car you didn’t mention was the 1970 Rebel Machine, and I’m wondering your thoughts on the Reb…

The County Conservation Districts of Bradford, Sullivan, and Tioga Counties are offering a great opportunity for landowners to get assistance with maintenance on their CREP forested riparian buffers at NO COST.

In response to the many letters I’ve received dating back to the 1990s asking about a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette, I’m happy to say that last week Chevrolet officially announced that a mid-engine C8 generation will debut July 18, 2019. The 2020 Corvette will be a huge hit as it joins the m…

On Tuesday, April, 9, the Board of Commissioners, Pennsylvania voted to change the opening of rifle season on deer from the current Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday after the holiday for 2019. Opening day has been on Monday since 1963. 

Winding River Players will present the newest Jones, Hope, Wooten comedy, “The Wild Women of Winedale” at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28 at the Black Box Theatre, 415 Main Street, Towanda

The growing season is returning, and Bradford County residents and farmers are happy to see green again! April finds farmers looking forward to seeing the fruits of their fall planting efforts. Bradford and Tioga County Conservation Districts will be hosting cover crop field walks at three l…

Q: Hi Greg and I enjoy your columns in our area newspaper. My very first car was a 1967 Pontiac Lemans and it was a light green two-door hardtop with a black vinyl top and chrome trim wheels. Is there any chance you can do an article of the 1967 Pontiacs and also where can I find a model kit…

The Bradford County Conservation District administers a number of programs that benefit the residents and communities within Bradford County. One such program is the Dirt, Gravel, and Low Volume Roads Program, which brings nearly $1.5 million to Bradford County on an annual basis. Enacted in…

 Q: Hello Greg and thanks for answering this question. What is your opinion of the Big Three’s most popular engines ever created, and the reasons why? I know this is a tough one, but we sure enjoy your columns down here in Florida. Thanks much, John S., Daytona Beach, FL.

Did you know that Bradford County is the only county in Pennsylvania — and perhaps in the entire USA — with three operational historic theaters showing movies? This is a stunning achievement for a rural county in which over 50% of students qualify for free lunch in many of our school districts.