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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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