Last week I wrote about “prime” soils and development pressure on prime farmland here in Bradford County.  This week I would like to look at the three required components of farmland preservation and how the community can get involved with this important program. Farmland Preservation requir…

Jan. 10, 2020 marked the 110th anniversary of the arrival of Donald Guthrie, M.D. in Sayre as surgeon-in-chief of the Robert Packer Hospital and what became the Guthrie Clinic, where his practices, organizational skills and ideals are still the core of how the institution runs today. The fol…

Last week, we presented our five favorite automobile test drives from the 2019 year. This week, it’s our five favorite SUV/Truck category test drives, and why we liked them in the review capsule. Here we go.

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We are often asked “Why preserve farmland here when there isn’t development pressure to protect it from?”  While Bradford County doesn’t have the visible development pressure of southeastern Pennsylvania, our areas of prime farmland are under pressure to be developed.

This week, we present our five favorite test drives of 2019. Included are cars only, as next week we’ll feature our five best test drives for SUVs, trucks, minivans, etc. So here we go with our five car test drives that impressed this scribe for reasons noted in the capsule. In no particular…

For the outdoor-oriented person, outdoor sights and sounds are always precious.  It takes very little effort to observe the sky, fields, woods, lakes and streams.  

Q: Greg, I recall reading one of your articles on the history of cars a while back. In it, you mention how things were back at the beginning, especially when it comes to Henry Ford himself. I enjoy your columns every week here in Owego Pennysaver and am wondering if you can comment on Henry …

“Luminous Arias: Recent Work by Brian Keeler” will open from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 3, at Tioga Arts Council, 179 Front Street, Owego, New York.

Q: Greg with all the talk about the great new C8 mid engine Corvette, do you feel the C3 generation Corvettes built after 1974 are decent buys in the collector car hobby?  I am currently browsing the internet and looking at 1975 and up C3 prices, and there are some great buys out there and m…

Regular columnist Robert P. Bomboy provided us this story from his wife, Mary Ellen, while he enjoys a little Christmas break. The story originally appeared in the magazine “Working Mother.”

SAYRE BOROUGH – The World War II experiences of 1938 Sayre High School graduate George Hammond are recounted in the Winter edition of the Sayre Historical Society Quarterly history magazine. Hammond’s story, including a daring bombing run on the Ploesti oil fields in Romania, was provided by…

Not long ago, Pennsylvanian’s heating and cooling options were few and simple; home heating oil, coal, wood, propane, and electricity. To power lights and appliances, it was electricity from the general power grid. Now there are solar powered systems, geothermal systems, electric heat pumps,…

Last week, we updated our yearly report on “The Saga of young Joe,” a vibrant 25-year-old who lost his life in an alcohol related single car accident in his ’67 Dodge Coronet R/T.

There are sights that we observe outdoors that are simply put “precious!” One of those occurred Wednesday, Dec. 4.

Wyalusing Valley High School graduate Lucas Steele is performing off-Broadway in the musical “Emojiland,” according to Duane Naugle, executive director of the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation. He explains that Steele is best known for his role in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1…

Across the U.S. and Pennsylvania, passenger car and truck options for residents looking to fuel a new mode of personal transportation have never been more diverse. When the average consumer considers the options available today, certainly the price-tag is a big consideration, both in initial…

Again this 2019 holiday season, more and more drivers of all ages are expected on the road. So, as we do each year, it’s time for our yearly column with updated stats on the dangers of drinking and driving as DUI arrests continue to be a major problem nationwide.

The many deer hunters whom I have talked to have said this year was one of the slowest deer seasons they have experienced.

From noon to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 14, youngsters (and adults too) are invited to visit with live reindeer named Clarice and Comet during Christmas On Main Street in Wellsboro.

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…