Ernest Manchester is a name to be remembered if you enjoy the natural resources of Bradford County.  The scholarship in his name is open for application until Sept. 30 each year.

We all know that perfection is the enemy of progress.  How many times does that project around the house get stalled because you are waiting for everything to line up just right? I have always admired my dad, a life-long farmer, for his ability to get things done. I have affectionately joked…

For seven decades, Pennsylvania’s county conservation districts have actively engaged residents to understand management of our natural resources.  What is a conservation district anyway?  

Are you planning to visit the Troy Fair next week? We are, and we hope to see you there. The conservation district will be on hand all week at the fair with interactive, educational displays highlighting Bradford County’s valuable natural resources. Our community’s first county fair 144 year…

Q: Greg, I’d like to know more about the 1965 Chevelle Z16 you wrote about in that special “Cars We Remember” section in the Gainesville Sun.  Can you tell us more from your viewpoint and why Chevrolet put it out the same year as the Corvette 396, but with the Corvette horsepower at 425? Tha…

Harmful algal blooms, have been making the headlines a lot these days. But what exactly are they? As defined by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, “Harmful algal blooms, or HABs, occur when colonies of algae – simple plants that live in the sea and freshwater – grow out of …

Q: Greg I enjoy your old-time articles, especially when you add your experiences and mention the legends of racing. I am still a Mercury fan even though Ford dropped the brand long ago. I especially remember the 1968 Dan Gurney XR7-G Special Edition Cougars.

The Common Buttercup (Ranunculus acris) is one of our absolute favorite wildflowers.  First off, we will give you some information about this beautiful glossy yellow wildflower.  (Even being color deficient, I can easily see the color of yellow).

Are you one of those homeowners that have very difficult areas to mow? A bank? A ditch? Around trees and obstacles in the lawn? Have you evaluated all the alternatives (not that there are really that many) to deal with this?  

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…