Forcing is the process of conning a flowering plant to bloom before it wants to. It is commonly thought to be advanced horticulture – if that isn’t an oxymoron – but not so. Often nature does it just by accident. Did your forsythia bloom during a tropical spell one January? That’s forcing, a…

I just read a magazine article praising new varieties available for the first time this year. I noticed that most of the producers of these new garden plants also advertised in that magazine. The person who wrote the article almost certainly never grew them.

I love this time of year. The holidays are my absolute favorite, but not just because of the lights and food and family time. I also love that we have the opportunity to reflect on where we’ve been and decide where we want to go. And if we’re being honest, we all need a fresh start after the…

This 2020 holiday season, we again present our yearly column with updated stats on the dangers of drinking and driving. Being that we are enduring a difficult year because of the COVID 19 pandemic and fewer people are driving, some of the stats uncovered for 2020 are disturbing. Sloat, Nicho…

The Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper Association is starting a new program, called the “Songs of the Susquehanna” – a creative opportunity to engage people about the river, its benefits and the threats it faces throughout the 11,000-square-mile middle Susquehanna watershed defined by the North…

Life is drawn to water.  We all can relate to that.  Land bordering waterways and waterbodies is teaming with life.  Riparian is a term literally meaning “riverbank”, or land beside the water.  How we manage our riparian land has far reaching effects.  Therefore, the conservation district gi…

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Emily Lewis, the 2020 Bradford-Sullivan Counties Outstanding Young Woman, will be hosting the modified 2021 OYW program at the end of this month.

Q: Greg I’m a big Plymouth Road Runner and Dodge Super Bee enthusiast from the years 1968 to 1970.  When both were introduced in 1968, they became boulevard cruising classics. However, while these mid-size MOPARS were fast, especially with the 426 Hemi and 440s, they were both affordable and…

Q: Hello Greg! Decades ago, I’m thinking the summer of 1964, my friend and I both had dads that worked for Chrysler Corp. in Detroit. One night her dad brought home a prototype car and gave my dad and me a ride. All I remember is that it was a special car and when he started it and we drove …

The Catholic Community of the Epiphany in Sayre will be offering classes to teach the basics of the Roman Catholic faith. These classes, while focused on delivering the essentials of the faith to those who are seeking to join the Catholic Church, are open to all who would like a better under…

Every spring all of the farmers I know start to get super antsy and excited to get planting done, only to roll right in to hay season (or whatever crops they grow), then followed immediately by corn harvest in the fall. There is no time for breaks, just a lot of racing to beat the next rains…

Q: Greg I read your “Collector Car Corner” features in the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise here in Pennsylvania. Thank you for your talent and expertise on classic cars.

Since the beginning of the pandemic in March, many strange things have been happening, most unexplainable. There was a toilet paper shortage, murder hornets and mysterious seeds. And then there is cue ball, a 1954 Chevrolet that originated out of Savannah, Georgia. 

It’s amazing how ignorant I have been in following the tradition of feeding hay to my animals. Once you’re in this agricultural paradigm for so long it’s hard to break the cycle of thinking. It wasn’t until I actually looked at my farm’s displaced fertility levels from a nutrient management …

Bradford County farm fields are made for grass.  Our grass covered hill fields can develop highly productive soil while contributing virtually no sediment to waterways; two reasons it is the primary crop for our food producers.  

In front of a row of flags, the man stands straight and tall. His dress coat holds brightly striped bars and gold buttons, and gold ribbon rings the lower sleeves. “U.S.” pins cling to the lapels.

Q: Greg, I’m wondering how the collector car values are holding up during this Covid-19 pandemic? Also, I’ve seen a few articles about Drive-In Movies making a big comeback. Can you comment? I enjoy your articles on Seacoast Online. Clare E., Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

With more than 30 years of experience in story craft, WVIA producer and on-air personality Fiona Siobhan Powell will bring her wit and expertise to a special four-part workshop series designed especially for adults and emerging adults. Presented via Zoom, the interactive and intimate forum w…

Some farms are planting their fall cover crops this week. There are exciting things about being in agriculture today, and sometimes you have to look for them.

SAYRE — South Waverly resident David Park says before starting his weight loss journey 13 months ago, he would have to take three or four breaks while pushing his mower across his small lawn.

If I were to tell you to close your eyes and describe what comes to mind when you hear the word “wetland,” what would you describe? A stagnant, slimy waterbody?  A grassy, soupy area with cattails? Maybe that lower field that you can only make hay on every few years? How about that special p…