Missing the melodies of your favorite local musicians? Here’s a unique way to hear more than 30 of them performing original tunes focusing on their love for the river that created and winds through our valley.
WILLIAMSPORT — Uptown Music Collective, a non-profit school of music, will present a fundraising tribute to the Eagles this weekend at the Community Arts Center, 220 W. Fourth St., in Williamsport.
Even during the great plagues of the past, people managed to meet, court and fall in love. So with COVID-19 dragging on and making social distancing as important as ever, local venues have found creative ways to celebrate the most famous day of love.
LEWISBURG — Now in its 23rd year, the Chocolate Festival, to benefit the Donald Heiter Community Center, will be held this weekend in Lewisburg with some changes so people can enjoy the event during COVID.
It’s been a tough year for bars and restaurants, but they’re finding ways to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday. Whether through takeout orders, curbside pickup, online ordering or contact-free delivery, they are doing their best to bring spicy food and chilled beverages to patrons in the safest wa…
LEWISBURG – In the Stono Rebellion of 1739, enslaved people marched from the Stono River in an armed fight for freedom that ended in death and the passing of laws that took many rights from Black people. One way they countered that was by creating their own music and dance.
SELINSGROVE — A Selinsgrove Area High School student received a tremendous honor recently when she joined the nation’s best high school musicians for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles (ANHE).
It’s hard to decide who’s happier, the performer or the venue that’s hosting him. Either way, both are looking forward to providing an evening of live music and soulful entertainment in the Susquehanna Valey.
LAURELTON — From the rewards of a financial investment to the allure of the stories themselves, comic books appeal to a wide range of people and are now being discussed in online segments.
NORTHUMBERLAND — Been longing for a night out with live music and good food? A local eatery offers both, along with safe social distancing measures.
NORTHUMBERLAND – Musical groups are finding new joy in playing for smaller, socially distanced audiences, and they’re happy to give people the opportunity to enjoy live music even on a smaller scale.
NORTHUMBERLAND — The most recent pandemic shutdown has ended, and restaurants have wasted no time in finding live entertainment to help people escape their worries, if only for a few hours.
Only one month into a new job, Drew Tingley, of Millmont, received the offer of a lifetime: a chance to compete on television’s “Hell’s Kitchen.” As thrilled as he was, he hated having to ask his new employer for what could become a lengthy amount of time off.
COVID shutdowns have had a negative trickle-down effect for many over this last year. Local musicians know that better than most. When bars and restaurants closed, it wasn’t just physical bread and butter that was lost. Bands lost gigs at some of their most regular venues.
As the memorable year wraps up, many in the Valley are looking forward to wishing 2020 a not-so-fond farewell. But in the midst of global uncertainty, there are some creative options for ending the year.
The Department of Agriculture announced Wednesday a new opportunity for Pennsylvanians to bring the Pennsylvania Farm Show into their homes, by inviting them to craft their own butter sculpture creations and enter them into the Butter Up! Contest for a chance to win one of a variety of gift …
BLOOMSBURG — Can the show go on even when the theater is closed and nobody knows when live performances will be allowed again? The answer, with a little creativity and persistence, is yes.
LEWISBURG — Of all the retellings of Charles Dickens’ tale of Scrooge’s journey toward Christmas joy, this might be the only one with paper puppets on a livestream presentation.
SUNBURY – The Christmas party normally hosted at this time of year had to be cancelled due to pandemic social distancing restrictions, but a group of firefighters hope they’ve found a new way to give back to the community.
NORTHUMBERLAND — While many cantatas, dramas and outreaches may be canceled this holiday season, some area churches are making sure the community can still hear the age-old, true Christmas story.
SUNBURY — Sunbury’s Revitalization Inc. is not letting COVID stop its Late Night Shoppers event this year — though there will be some changes to make it safer for the community.
Among the many sectors of jobs hit hard by pandemic shutdowns were musicians, who saw full schedules of gigs dwindle one by one as restaurants, taverns and auditoriums were forced to close.
BLOOMSBURG — TreeFest, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s (BTE) annual celebration of the holiday season, opens on Monday at the Caldwell Consistory in Bloomsburg. The event runs through Dec. 6.
LEWISBURG — Though the Campus Theatre is closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases in the area, Valley residents can still enjoy a selection of movies through its rental services.
During an unprecedented summer, many moviegoers turned to drive-in theaters as a source of entertainment and socialization. As colder weather set in across the nation, such venues started shutting down for the year. Not so for the Point Drive-in on Route 11, which will be open to let audienc…
NORTHUMBERLAND — Front Street Station has been hosting live music events on its outdoor patio — a welcome opportunity for area musicians who have had to cancel numerous performances over the last nine months due to COVID closings and restrictions.
LEWISBURG — While the shows did go on through streaming films that people could watch in their own homes, the seats in the Campus Theatre have stood empty and the screen blank during the pandemic shutdown.
LEWISBURG — Organizers had to give up their annual Arts Festival, but the Lewisburg Arts Council wanted to go ahead with the town’s Stroll Through the Arts. The question was, how? The answer: only with the cooperation of downtown businesses and local artists.
MIDDLEBURG — Back in the area by request, Central Pennsylvania native and Christian recording artist Chris Pick, and GMA Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Mitch McVicker will be performing a concert in Middleburg on Nov. 5.
The scariest weekend of the year offers plenty of activities in the Susquehanna Valley, even while wearing face masks and practicing social distancing to lessen the chances of spreading or contracting the coronavirus. Whether scary, fun or relaxing, read on to find an event that appeals to you.
ELYSBURG — In a dream one night, KristaLyn Vetovich, of Elysburg, saw an alabaster kingdom being attacked by fire. At the same time, someone under a bridge was trying to save the woman he loved.
NORTHUMBERLAND — This Saturday, the Point Drive-In will host a Trunk or Treat event that will include fun and food for children and adults alike.
SELINSGROVE — The Susquehanna Valley Mall will host Into the Spin on Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. for a live, outdoor concert in the mall parking lot. Tickets are $10, but free for frontline medical workers and firefighters, police, EMTs, etc. A warmup band, Billy and Matthew Bellino and Nick …
MIFFLINBURG — When a local resident asked to hear people’s ghost stories, she had no idea so many homeowners would respond. This is one town with spirit(s).
Popular contemporary Christian group For King and Country will perform an in-person drive-in concert starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds parking lot.
MILLERSBURG — For Nashville recording artist Ben Gallaher, coming back home to Pennsylvania to perform is sort of like living out a country song.
BEAVER SPRINGS — After countless hours of planning and preparing, the Beaver Community Fair opened last Sunday without a hitch and has been going strong all week. The fair continues today and wraps up Saturday.
Like many theater programs, the Susquehanna University Department of Theatre had to reconsider how to perform amid the coronavirus pandemic and restrictions implemented to prevent the disease’s spread. It had to alter its previously announced 2020-2021 season because of it — The department w…
BLOOMSBURG — While COVID restrictions have prevented the Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble (BTE) from presenting its shows on stage, it isn’t stopping members’ efforts to inspire creativity and community. The organization recently announced that it will offer virtual theater classes and a modified…