Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area opening


COAL TOWNSHIP — The dust is going to fly in Northumberland County this weekend — The grand opening of the Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area is Friday. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at the 6,500 acre outdoor recreation facility at 1:00p.m. Speakers at the event will include Senator John Gordner (R-27th, Berwick), State Representatives Kurt Masser (R-107th, Elysburg) and Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-108th, Sunbury), Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Ellen Ferretti, and the Northumberland County Commissioners. The trailhead building and a 1,350 foot paved access road and parking lot was paid for through a state and federal grant of $3.7 million. An additional $1.2 million was awarded through the Department of Environmental…

Nottingham Village 5K to feed children

Nottingham Village

NORTHUMBERLAND — Running this weekend could help feed hungry kids in The Valley. Nottingham Village Senior Living Center is hosting their first 5K run Saturday to support the Caring For Kids program.   Sue Wert is an administrator at Nottingham Village. She said, “Nottingham is always looking to support the community, and we thought it would be great to help Caring For Kids.   The entire race covers our campus, which entails personal care, the independent living and skilled nursing center. It’s on-road and off-road and covers our campus, so you’ll see the more than 100 acres.”   Tara Spencer is a parent coordinator of Caring For Kids, a program that sends food home with children…

Charges for Hummels Wharf man going to court


SELINSGROVE — Charges will go to court for a Hummels Wharf man accused of assaulting a pregnant woman. The Daily Item reports 19-year-old Michael Lepley waived his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday. Lepley is facing charges of aggravated and simple assault and reckless endangerment for the incident March 31 where he is accused of punching and squeezing a 17-year-old female’s stomach while she was pregnant. He is also accused of throwing her on the floor and choking her. Lepley remains in Snyder County Prison on $200,000 bail. (Sara Bartlett) Follow

VIDEO HERE: Students help clean up community playground


SUNBURY – The Fort Discovery Playground is all ready for the summer season thanks to volunteers in Sunbury. Students from Sunbury Middle School took two days recently to do some playground beautification says Co-Coordinator of Fort Discovery Fran Zartman, “We come in with the honors kids and the life skills kids from the middle school.  We do mulching and spreading, as well as sealing on the treated lumber.” Sunbury Middle School student Isabella Best says it is more than just community service, “I think it is really important because people want somewhere nice to go and to take their kids.  It is a nice thing to do and it makes you feel good about your…

Shed fire in Millmont

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MILLMONT — Crews from Union and Snyder Counties responded to a fire in Lewis Township Wednesday afternoon. According to Emergency Services, the fire was at a large shed at 85 Maple Street in Millmont, Union County.   The fire was reported around 12:45p.m. No other structures were said to be threatened by the fire.  No injuries have been reported. (Codi Jade)   Follow

Hometown Veterans Banners unveiled in Sunbury


SUNBURY — The Hometown Veterans Banners have been hung along Market and Front Streets in Sunbury to honor veterans from Sunbury.  There will be a special ceremony on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Cameron Park according to Meghan Beck, president of Sunbury Revitalization Incorporated. Beck said, “The speaker will be 1st Sgt. Don Rouse.  We will have some presentations that day along with guest dignitaries.  It’s just a celebration of how much we appreciate our veterans and all the families supporting this project.” The Hometown Veterans Banners have a photograph of the veteran, their years of service and branch of service.  They are paid for by the veterans families and local businesses who support the…

Congressman Barletta to visit Sunbury Friday


  SUNBURY – U.S. Congressman Lou Barletta (R-11th, Hazleton) will visit Sunbury Friday as part of his “Main Street Tours.” Barletta is touring fire departments and local businesses to discuss his Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act.   The bill is designed to prevent the Affordable Care Act from negatively impacting volunteer fire departments. He will visit members of the Americus Hose Company in Sunbury and have lunch there before touring some local businesses. Congressman Barletta will travel to Millersburg Fire Company for a visit on Thursday. (Ali Stevens) Follow