The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

News

October 29, 2013

Sunbury Revitalization headquarters open

LEWISBURG — SUNBURY — Sunbury Revitalization Inc. held its grand opening Tuesday night for a slew of residents and city officials who are proud of the group’s accomplishments.

“This is a group effort,” SRI Vice President Mel Purdy said. “No one person put this together, and it shows what kind of group we have here.”

Purdy, former tri-chair of the Sunbury River Festival, was thrilled at the turnout.

“We are now here downtown and visible,” Purdy said. “People will be able to stop in and see exactly what it is we are doing.”

Residents and elected officials, including state Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver, R-108 of Sunbury, Sunbury Mayor David Persing and Councilman Jim Eister, toured the 249 Market St. location and said they are proud to part of SRI.

“This is what Sunbury is all about,” Culver said. “The hard work and dedication that goes in here every day is a true testament of what this city is trying to accomplish.”

Persing agreed. “We wanted to have a place where people can stop by and see what SRI is doing and maybe even volunteer,” he said. “This is just great that they are now downtown and very visible to the residents of this city.”

Displays of historic memorabilia and photos of today’s attractions are hanging on the walls for visitors to see.

Sunbury Revitalization Inc. has been involved in several projects this year, including plans for a huge New Year’s Eve bash that will include a Bon Jovi rock tribute band.

SRI also is getting ready for its third year with the Veterans Hometown Banner program and saw success with the first wine and beer festival, held at the riverfront last month.

“This place was long overdue,” Mark Lawrence, Sunbury River Festival tri-chair, said. “It’s apparent that someone around here is thinking big.”

1
Text Only
News
  • Budd fundraising run to pass Geisinger

    MILTON — It’s “kickstands up” tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. from LT’s Tavern on Route 405 in Milton where hundreds of motorcycles will take off on a run to raise funds for the Budds, the Ohio family whose matriarch, Sharon, recovers at Geisinger Medical Center from grave injuries suffered in a rock-throwing incident two weeks ago.

    July 25, 2014

  • eyebrows.jpg Coming Sunday: Browsing for brows

    As makeup sales soar, four tips to make your eyebrows raise others'. Coming Sunday

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Attorneys seek $28G more from Line Mountain in wrestling case

    WILLIAMSPORT — The legal fee issue between the Line Mountain School District and the Beattie family, which successfully sued the district to allow seventh-grader Audriana Beattie to participate on the all-male wrestling team, is not over.

    July 24, 2014

  • Driver to police: 'Just shoot me'

    WATSONTOWN — A Turbotville man has been charged with making terroristic threats and disturbing the peace after he allegedly threatened to shoot people in a bar and said he had a weapon.

    July 24, 2014

  • New panel of officers installed by CSIU directors

    MONTANDON — A new executive team was installed at Wednesday night’s Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit meeting, as the terms of the present leadership expired this month. Act 102 of 1970, which first created 29 IUs in Pennsylvania, requires  intermediate unit directors to elect board of director officers annually in July.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Geisinger, Highmark deal moving ahead

    DANVILLE — A five-year extension of the contract between Geisinger Health System and Highmark Inc. won’t be affected by a dispute last year over Highmark allegedly undervaluing Geisinger’s health plan and charging certain plan holders more for care at Geisinger facilities.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • Pickleball players get game on

    SUNBURY — Jan Dockey has been asking the City Council for three months to consider creating a pickleball court.
     

    July 24, 2014

  • $23 million sweep under way

    After years of finger-pointing and blame, Northumberland County officials have launched an initiative to try to collect $22.8 million in unpaid fines and restitution from what might be 14,000 cases.

    July 24, 2014

  • Mazzeo a finalist for Middletown post

    Former Sunbury police chief Steve Mazzeo is one of three finalists for the same position in a borough about 65 miles away.

    July 24, 2014

  • rundown25zope.jpg Blighted block going bye-bye in Atlas

    Nearly an entire township block in Atlas will be torn down in Mount Carmel Township, utilizing funds from Northumberland County and its Housing Authority in an effort to fight blight. Half of this block is proposed to be developed as low-income senior living units.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee
Video
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.