It’s been a few years since you planted that tree; nothing needs to be done to it yet, right?
Foot traffic, lawn mowing and vehicular traffic can all cause soil compaction. These movements seem like minor weight on the ground to actually compress the soil tightly, but it does.
SUNBURY — Six Valley high school students, who are also enrolled at vo-tech, are taking advantage of a unique academic opportunity. They are working with Lackawanna College, Sunbury Center, to earn college credits before they graduate from high school.
The gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar) was one of the most serious insect pests of our eastern forests. It is a native of Europe, Asia and North Africa.
FREEBURG — Freeburg United Methodist Church has been a part of this small Snyder County community since 1906. Now, with a commissioned painting of the church which was funded by an anonymous donor, the structure has been memorialized for generations well into the future.
My journey to becoming a Muslim has been a long one. My father was Jewish and my mother was Catholic. I was raised Jewish, but when my parents divorced, mother enrolled my brother and me in the Catholic Church and its school.
Plant mites are extremely small; ½ mm or less in length, requiring a hand lens or other magnifier to determine their presence, stages and number. Mites have several stages of development, egg stage, several nymphal (immature development) stages and an adult stage.
Mulching provides many benefits for trees and shrubs, including moderating soil temperatures, reducing soil moisture loss and reducing soil compaction. Mulch also provides nutrients, improves soil structure and reduces winter desiccation. These benefits result in more root growth and healthi…
This Wednesday, Dr. S. Jaffar Kazmi, a lab pathologist at Geisinger Medical Center, will join Muslims around the world in taking time to honor the sacrifice of Hussain bin Ali, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Hussain was killed in 680 A.D. when he refused to pledge his loyalty to a Musli…
“Few, if any, greater misfortunes have befallen America than the coming of what are known as professional ‘Tree men.’ In all their ignorant and nefarious frauds, nothing equals their (what ought to be) ’criminal’ work of cutting away the tops of trees. Nature does not form those beautiful an…
An initiative created by a Bloomsburg law firm is helping patients, families and community members with dementia education, training and life care planning.
The bagworm, thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis, is an unusual and serious defoliating pest of many ornamental trees and shrubs throughout the eastern half of the United States.
BLOOMSBURG — A 2014 Shikellamy High School graduate is making a name for herself in the world of theater and is now set to hit the stage in Hershey at the end of July.
It’s wonderful to be On the Scene again. and what could be better than an outside event on a brilliant sunny Saturday. The Lewisburg Downtown Craft Fair, held Saturday, June 5, was the perfect summer kick-off event. It’s been a long journey through the pandemic to get to this point. and by t…
LEWISBURG — For nearly 120 years, The Himmelreich Library at 18 Market St., a ministry of First Presbyterian Church, has been a mainstay in the community, providing the region with free access to a large collection of Christian resources.
Each year in the United States hundreds of people are struck by lightning and about 50 die. Most fatalities occur when people take refuge under trees.
For a tree to be considered hazardous there must be a structural defect which could predispose it to failure AND a target such as a structure, road, sidewalk, campsite or other area that there is property or people.
MIDDLEBURG — Mifflinburg police officer Mark Bailey is well aware of the high expectations he’ll face as he succeeds his widely respected late mentor, Middleburg Police Chief Tony Jordan.
If you have long wanted a Mercedes star emblem in the garage, the GLE class is the most affordable SUV out there offering an elegant interior, adult seating, good cargo space and a choice of engines to match your need for speed.
The root collar is the area where the trunk and roots come together. It is the location on a tree trunk where the roots begin to grow laterally into the soil, also known as the root flare. On all woody plants, it is critical to keep this area exposed. Exposed meaning not covered with soil or…
Boxwood (Buxus sempiverens) is the aristocrat of formal gardens. Native to Europe, this species has been used extensively in America since colonial times. Dwarf varieties, known as English boxwood are widely used as edging, hedges and foundation plants. The larger variety, known as American …
The eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) is a conifer that grows to heights over 100-foot-tall and has a range from Minnesota to Alabama and up to New Brunswick, Canada. It is not unusual to see hemlocks that are over 400 years old in Pennsylvania, they may be far between, but not unusual. It …
The use of salt or similar de-icing agents applied in the winter to melting snow and ice can create several types of injuries to landscape plantings.
Common reasons for pruning would be to remove dead branches, remove crowded or rubbing limbs, or to eliminate hazards. Trees also are pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the surrounding landscape. But in most cases, larger trees are pruned as …
DANVILLE — When Bridget Farrell included in her daughter's obituary a poem the 23-year-old wrote about her battle with heroin before her death in 2017, she did it in the hopes of bringing attention to the scourge of the opioid epidemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have caused quite a bit of strife for churches throughout the region, but it also proved to be a valuable litmus test for the leadership of the Milton Lutheran Parish in the search for a new pastor.
MILTON — Success stories always have happy endings, but it’s different when a person is in the middle of their story, working at it but not yet knowing the ending.
When the commuter airlines were just beginning to fly, Lycoming aircraft engines of Williamsport were used in a variety of their aircraft. One of my duties for Lycoming was to assist the new organization with the proper operation of the engines.
February is more than halfway over already. We are happy to be done with our pork butchering for this winter. Friday evening my husband Joe, sons Benjamin and Joseph, sons-in-laws Tim and Mose, and Loretta’s special friend, Dustin, dressed three big pigs.
“Grandpa Joe, what did you do in the big war of World War II?” Well, first of all, flying a number of different airplanes was fascinating and full of adventure without being shot at by an enemy. For example, at our Army Air Corps four-engine base, I was selected to do some experimental and d…
From the comfort of our living room armchair we can order holiday gifts from various online sites and have them delivered to our front door. Such ease. Such a timesaving luxury. Such a busy day for the people delivering the packages.
It’s tough to imagine a Friday night high school football game without the blare of trumpets, the stadium lights shining on brass trombones and tubas and the enthusiastic thump of drums.
After a life of caring for family members, dashing from work to social engagements and participating in community events, sometimes a person’s Golden Years can be a bit too quiet, especially if they’ve outlived most of their loved ones. That’s when volunteers in assisted living homes can mak…
NEW BERLIN — Searching for the perfect place to settle, Robert and Karen Hicks wanted something that reminded them of the fictional, folksy town of Grady in the 1991 Michael J. Fox movie, “Doc Hollywood.” They found their Grady in New Berlin.