- Penn DOT is currently performing a job on a water main project along the southbound lane of Route 11 near Danville between Woodbine Lane in Mahoning Township and Ridge Drive in Cooper Township, Montour County. This work will be performed at night along the shoulder of the road. Traffic will be shifted away from the shoulder, but one lane will be maintained in each direction. Traffic patterns will return to normal during non-work hours. The contractor is scheduled to work through the end of this week (May 23). Motorists should be alert, drive with caution and watch for changing traffic patterns in the work zone. Subscribe to PennDOT news in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union counties at www.penndot.gov/District3.
- Bloomsburg University’s IT Outreach Webinar Series has a webinar on IT-related issues scheduled for today May 22, at noon. Ronald Fussell, program manager at Zel Technologies, LLC, will present “Software Systems Design Considerations.” BU’s IT Outreach Webinar Series engages its local constituents in a purposeful manner about the trending topics in the IT field. Webinars are approximately 30 minutes in length. There is no cost to participate, however participants must register. For more information on these webinars or the series, visit BU’s dedicated website page.
- BIDA, Luzerne County Community College and the other tenants in the Eagles Building, located at 107 South Market St., Berwick, are hosting an open house today, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the building. There will be information regarding each of the organizations that have their offices in the building, including the dental clinic and VA Services. There will also be light refreshments and tours of the facility as well as the additional spaces that are currently available in the building. Employers, the general public and anyone interested in seeing available office space are welcome to stop by.
- The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation will hold its Berwick area luncheon on Friday, May 31, from 12-1:30 p.m. at Rolling Pines Golf Course & Banquet Facility. Twenty years ago, the Foundation made a commitment to invest in programs and projects that improved the greater Berwick area. Each year, this luncheon celebrates the continuation of this mission and recognizes the generous giving of local community members. Featured speakers will include fundholders, grantees, scholarship recipients, and board members who will reflect on the story of the Foundation and its 20-year history. See the invitation for more information, and to reserve your seat at this event, call 570-752-3930 or email by May 24.
- The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is excited to announce the creation of a new donor-advised fund. Established by Denny Peters in memory of his parents, Roy and Iris Peters, and maternal grandparents, Sterling and Jennie Souder, the Souder/Peters Fund will provide grants for charitable purposes in the Columbia County area.
As a way to honor the impact they had on his life, Denny has established a named fund to create a lasting legacy for the Peters and Souders in the community where he was raised. “I hope that the establishment of this fund will give other young people—especially those without positive mentors—an opportunity in life to reach their goals,” said Denny. Contributions can be made to this fund online at csgiving.org (click Donate and search Souder/Peters Fund), or mail to the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Attn: Souder/Peters Fund, 725 West Front Street, Berwick, PA 18603.
- North Shore Railroad recently invested in regional growth with a sponsorship of $3,750 to Focus Central Pennsylvania. Jeb Stotter, NSR president, says Focus is an essential investment. “Our company strives to be civic partners with the communities we serve,” Stotter says, “and Focus Central PA plays an important part role in our communities. The work and commitment of Focus helps bring business and economic development to our region.”
For the past 35 years, NSHR, a privately owned company, has provided rail freight service to the six short line railroads they operate. These short line properties span across almost 250 miles of track. The company’s mission is to be the most customer focused and safest transportation system possible, provide quality regional rail freight service to customers in Central Pennsylvania, conduct our business with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism, and be responsible civic partners with the communities we serve. Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder, and