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- Longstanding local retail floral owner Todd D. Wagner enthusiastically announced the acquisition of the assets of Ralph Dillon’s Flowers on Nov. 13. Dillon’s customer base both locally and out of the area will be serviced by Bloomsburg Floral and Berwick Floral from the headquarters at 201 W. 2nd St., Berwick.After the passing of Ralph Dillon, Jr. earlier this year, the retail location of Ralph Dillon’s Flowers at 254 East St., Bloomsburg, was closed as they searched for a potential buyer or partner to continue the operation. Effective Nov. 13, an agreement was reached with Dillon’s family giving Wagner the authority to service all existing customers of the operation.Ralph Dillon’s Flowers was an institution in Bloomsburg for decades and served their customer base with quality products and outstanding customer service. Wagner entered the retail floral business in 1996 with the purchase of Bloomsburg Floral Center and then acquired Berwick Floral Center and The Flower Station in Benton. In 2013, Wagner expanded his Berwick operation with the purchase of the Nardi Funeral Home building at 201 W. 2nd St., Berwick, where he opened The Shoppes at Woodin Place, which houses his floral and gift establishment, Autumn’s Haven, Suntex Dry Cleaners and a host of other consignment vendors. Berwick Floral hosted a Chamber Business After Hours last week.
- Secret Agent 23 Skodoo will bring its unique kid-friendly hip-hop to the Weis Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
The performance is free and tickets are not required. More Fraggles than Wiggles, more Soul Train than Thomas the Train, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is equal parts Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre. This Grammy-winning artist combines the excitement of hip-hop with the magical world of childhood. With sophisticated instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. His latest album, Infinity Plus One, took home the Grammy Award for Best Children’s Album of the Year.
- The Northeastern Pennsylvania Industrial Resource Center (NEPIRC) will hold the third and final part of a three-part series on supply chain leadership and strategy on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the NEPIRC Training Center, 75 Young St., Wilkes-Barre, from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The session is free, and is entitled “Competition is no Longer Between Companies – it is Between Supply Chains.”
- Dr. David Hamilton of Hamilton Dental Care and president of the The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra, is pleased to announce The Jubilate Choir and Orchestra’s Annual Christmas Concert, A Holy Night of Angels, will be on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The choir and orchestra, under the direction of Dr. Alan J. Hack, is made up of community singers and instrumentalists along with Mrs. Kathy George accompanying on the piano. It invites all to join them at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 123 Market St., Bloomsburg for this exciting concert, a high point of the Christmas season celebration in our area!