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A FUN FACT:Of all things, Andrew
Jackson's tombstone does not
mention that he served as the
president of the United States!
Event: "Science Club"
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, January 7 -
March 11, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Description: For ages 6-12 with Science
Instructor Dr. Ginny Weibel, observe and
interact with many science experiments
each week. Topics will vary and they will
also sizzle, pop, disappear and explode!
Students will participate in a "Science Fair"
in March with their choice of a set-up
display or demonstration. Cost is $100
($90 for members) and is required upon
registration for the 10-week class.
Event: "Under 2 Club"
Dates & Times: Tuesdays, January 7 -
March 11, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Description: For ages 9-24 months and
their adults, a wonderful first time learning
experience in a relaxed, friendly
atmosphere. $30 per child ($25 for
members). Scholarships are available,
please call to inquire.
Event: "After School Art Class"
Dates & Times: Wednesdays, January 8 -
March 12, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Description: For ages 6-12 with those
under 9 in one group and older children in
the other. With Art Instructor Virginia
Spangenberg, learn about many different
art methods through unique projects not
usually covered in the elementary
classroom. Create finished pieces to keep
and be showcased in "The After School Art
Show" on March 14. Cost is $100 ($90 for
members) and is required upon
registration for the 10-week class.
LONELY SOCK CLUB WILL BE BACK!
It's crafts for teens and adults.
In April, the Club takes on a challenge:
Book Binding in Miniature. Learn how to put
a book together, then supply your own
deathless prose. Join us at 6:30 PM,
Thursday, 17 April to make one of your
own. All materials will be provided for at
least one book.
THE REVIEWS ARE IN!!
Book reviews by Questor and Double
Badgeholder Eleni Farwell, can be found
HERE. Library members twelve years old
and younger are invited to check out--and
join--the Van Tassel Castle Quests.
Stories told by
Dance taught by
The Friends of the Library Present
Leprechaun Lore for all Ages
Irish Music and Dance
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 10:00 - 11:30 AM
at the Bloomsburg Public Library
Photographs by Robert Brown. Artist
reception: March 1 Reception 6 to 8 pm.
Artist Statement: “Austral Blue” is an
exhibit of alternative photographic process
images taken in Patagonian Chile and
Argentina. While standing on a glacier and
viewing the hues of blue and the brilliant
southern sky, it dawned on me that the
cyanotype process would be a perfect
medium to showcase images from this
region and fuel my resurgence in utilizing
film and darkroom techniques. Traditional
and vintage darkroom processes not only
produce beautiful, original one of a kind
imagery, but create a bond between
photographer/printer and a finished piece
that can only be achieved with hands on
Artspace regular hours: Thursday thru
Saturday – 12 to 8 pm and Sunday 12 to 5
February 27, 2014
April 06, 2014
221 Center Street, Bloomsburg, PA
TIMESLIPS — Open Call to Artists
Make art in response to the open, poetic
language of improvisational storytelling
written by people with dementia.
The Stairwell Gallery is looking for artists
to create new work in response to stories
written by residents of Balanced Care of
Bloomsburg. A selection of seven different
stories are available. Storytelling was
facilitated by Carrie Vitko with the support
of Bloomsburg University’s National
Student Speech Language and Hearing
Download stories here:
A Good Time
Danger at the Wheel
High Falutin Traveling Man
How Good Is He
Lost in the Ride
Old Fashioned Girl
The Stairwell Gallery wants to see your
creative visual interpretations!
The exhibition is scheduled for March 11 –
April 5, 2014 with a reception set for
Friday, March 28th. Location yet to be
Finished original artwork must be delivered
ready for exhibition on Sunday, March 9th
between 11am – 1pm. Installation
proposals will also be considered. Contact
Brock Dent at email@example.com for
See The Moose Exchange website to read
these stories. or Click here to read stories
A Vintage Affair, A Wine Pairing Event
Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
150 Market Street
Enjoy an evening of tapas-style dining by A Taste of Italy
The Mermaid’s Treasure presented by J. Lylo Jewelers
Wine selections from Protecom/Pedro H. Valdes
All proceeds benefit Women’s Health programs at Geisinger–
For a complete list of benefits, visit geisinger.org/100. For
reservations or sponsorship information, please visit the Geisinger
Foundation website at geisinger.org/100 or call 570.808.8869.
Deadline for reservations is March 21.
American Idiot National Broadway
WhenFri, March 7, 8pm – 9pm
WhereMitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
DescriptionTicket Prices: $45 Adult, $22 BU
Green Day's multi-platinum album
exploded on the punk rock music
scene in 2004. Come see the staged
version of the rock opera and
follow the tale of three lifelong friends.
For more information or to order tickets,
please contact the
Performing Arts Box Office Staff at 570-389-
Prayer Circles for Jackie Lithgow
WhenSun, March 9, 7pm – 8pm
WhereKUB Fireside Lounge (map)
DescriptionYou are invited to a time of
prayer for student Jackie Lithgow. We will
gather in circles to pray, silently or aloud.
You will also have the opportunity to write
your prayers on a large sheet of paper,
which we will give to the family. All are
Friday, March 7
Men's Basketball PSAC Semifinals
Women's Basketball at PSAC Semifinals
Saturday, March 8
Quest: AT Backpacking
Men's Basketball PSAC Championship Final
Women's Basketball at PSAC Finals
Women's Lacrosse vs. Mercy College
New York City Bus Trip Departs
Husky Student Leadership Conference
Wrestling Eastern Wrestling League
Baseball At Tusculum College (DH)
Sunday, March 9
Quest: AT Backpacking
Baseball at Tusculum College
Kids Fun Carnival 2014
When you walked into the Moose Exchange,
you walked in the footsteps of the
thousands of people who have come into
the building during its 65-year life. In 1949,
when the Loyal Order of Moose opened their
new home, 3000 men (and 750 women, the
"Ladies of the Moose") belonged to this
lodge, #623; in the four years since its
rebirth as the Moose Exchange, almost
40,000 people came through the building.
You have helped make tomorrow's history
right here, in a place that celebrates
Bloomsburg's history, and our region's
What makes a place important? Tom
Mayes, a 2013 Rome Prize winner in Historic
Preservation from the American Academy,
writing for the National Trust for Historic
Preservation, says this: "Old places embody
our identity. . . Old places -- our homes and
churches, our neighborhoods, schools, main
streets, and courthouse squares -- are all
part of our identity and of who we are."
Of those 40,000 people who have visited
the Moose Exchange, some have known the
building throughout its life, having come
here for weddings, fish dinners, and to bowl
-- among the many activities that took place
under the Moose aegis. When they came
into the Exchange, alongside their children
and their grandchildren, and alongside
people new to our community, and with you,
they found an art gallery featuring work by
local and regional artists of all ages; retail
shops operated by the coming generation of
entrepreneurs; and events brought into the
Downtown by Bloomsburg University, now
committed to reaching out into its
community (it happened here first, folks!).
They found weddings, fish dinners, a vibrant
Bowling Alley, and much more.
Some things have changed, and some
remain the same. Tom Mayes ends his
"Although our identity with place changes
over time (and can be re-created in different
places), the places that form our identity act
as 'tangible objects' that support our
identity. Our old places -- if they continue to
exist -- serve as reference points for
measuring, refreshing, and recalibrating our
identity over time. They are literally the
landmarks of our identity."
If you feel that the Moose Exchange stands
as a landmark in your life, please support it
with a gift during Raise the Region 2014.
Mark your calendars! For thirty hours on
March 12th and 13th, the First Community
Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania
(FCFP), along with the Blaise Alexander
Family Dealerships, will host Raise the
Region 2014. This intense fundraising
event will help many non-profit
organizations in our area, including the
Moose Exchange. The Partnership has a
service area covering the counties of
Columbia, Lycoming, Montour,
Northumberland, Snyder, and Union.
As “seed money” for the event, Blaise
Alexander Family Dealerships have donated
$125,000 to be used to match on-line
contributions. Other businesses will sponsor
additional prizes and incentives for non-
During the 30 hours of the event, from 6:00
p.m. on the 12th until 11:59 p.m. on the
13th, point your Web browser to
raisetheregion.org and select us, the Moose
Exchange. Your donation to the Exchange
will get matched by a portion of the
Alexander Family donation, and your
donation can raise additional support by
qualifying the Exchange for prizes: These
include fixed sums for the organization that
attracts the most donations in a given hour
and which has the most separate donations
over the course of the day, among others.
Last March, Raise the Region 2013 attracted
a total of $726,927 in online donations from
more than 4300 contributors, for the benefit
of 161 organizations; the 40+ donations to
the Exchange totaled more than $23,000,
including the match funds, making us the
tenth-largest recipient in the six-county
region. You can help make this year's
event even more successful.
During Raise the Region 2014, make sure
you log on, donate, and help the Moose
Exchange rebuild, thanks to your
Looking for a tasty way to support the
Exchange? Thanks to our friends at the
Turkey Hill Brewing Company, the
DortMoose is on tap! In the words of
THBC's Jim Hahn, "A refreshing, somewhat
light Northern German Pale Lager. Tell your
friends! $0.50 from every glass will be
donated to getting y'all back up and
running. We're starting with 210 gallons; I
think you should come in and give this beer
your stamp of approval." We think so too!
Some of you might remember the museums
of Harry Magee, gone for more than forty
years now. (For information on them, see
The Museums Of Harry L. Magee or: What
Became of the Trolleys?, published by the
Columbia County Historical and Genealogical
Society.) The Moose Exchange has a
special link to Harry, through his
granddaughter Drue, who bought the
Bloomsburg Moose Lodge #623 and helped
found the Moose Exchange in 2009. We
have the nucleus of a Magee Carpet
museum, in storage -- thousands of carpet
samples, and some of the beautiful hand-
painted patterns done by Magee designers;
we have the stainless steel letters that used
to spell out "MAGEE CARPET COMPANY" on
the face of the mill on Fifth Street, and one
of the glazed-stoneware plaques reading
"The Mill of Two Thousand Dinner Pails".
The Bloomsburg Carpet Company, just up
Route 11, still uses some of the Magee
mill's looms and other equipment, on which
they make high-quality carpeting for
customers around the country; the New York
Times did a story recently on some of the
remaining U.S. textile industry, and the on-
line slide show includes a couple of photos
taken in the Bloomsburg Carpet plant. Well
worth a look.
Front row (l to r): Jenn Banks, Peggy Sterner, Ashley Mensch. Middle
row: Carrie Romig, Deborah Wilson, Allison Williams. Back row: Lori
Auten, Michelle Welsh and Chris Yackiel
Columbia County Family Center, located in central Pennsylvania,
received the coveted Parents As Teachers LOSOS Prize for Excellence in
Innovation Award on October 4th at the Annual Parents As Teachers
Conference in Atlanta Georgia. Karen Shanoski and Alison Fulton from
the Pennsylvania Parents As Teachers Affiliate Office were on hand for
the presentation that was made to Allison Williams, Columbia County
Family Center Director.
The LOSOS Prize is named after its benefactor, Carolyn W. Losos, a
lifetime early childhood proponent. Williams stated that this prize is a
wonderful way for Columbia County Family Centers to highlight the new
and innovative practices of Parents As Teachers Affiliates. The award
was created in 2006 to demonstrate creativity and originality in pursuit
of the Parents As Teachers vision that all children will learn, grow and
develop to realize their full potential. Winners are selected annually
from around the globe.
Columbia County Family Centers, with five sites serving each of the
county’s six school districts, was honored with the award based on its
innovation in filling the gaps in the system with quality programming
designed to keep families intact, children safe and parents equipped
with the tools to parent effectively. The LOSOS Prize comes with a
financial stipend that will support programming to those families most
at-risk for abuse and neglect.
Columbia County Family Centers has been in existence since 1992
when Pennsylvania launched ten pilot Parents As Teachers programs. A
mostly rural county with poverty issues as well as a rampant drug
problem, the Family Center has created programs around its core
Parents As Teachers home visitation program. The programs that fill
those gaps and work to keep children healthy and safe are not possible
without funding from the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation,
Berwick United Way, Children and Youth Services and other local entities.
To meet the county needs, the Family Center, working from its core
Parents As Teachers Curriculum, established effective and ongoing
Parenting Classes for those parents whose children have been removed
from the home. Pre and post tests are given at ten session intervals to
measure parenting knowledge. Juvenile Probation workshops for
adolescents who have made poor social choices are offered to parents
and youth together over seven sessions as well as to youth alone in the
schools. Family Group Decision-Making is both coordinated and
facilitated by Family Center staff for CYS and Juvenile Probation.
Budgeting sessions and nutrition for less programming is provided
regularly. Baby Basics for Dads classes are held for first time fathers
and Child Focused Parenting Sessions are held for parents dealing with
custody issues or divorce. The Family Center has truly become a viable
prevention tool for Columbia County. A staff of nine works in teams to
offer each of the programs. That staff includes: Michelle Welsh, Lori
Auten, Deb Wilson, Peggy Sterner, Jenn Banks, Ashley Mensch, Carrie
Romig, Chris Yackiel and Allison Williams. Together they represent 94
years of Family Center service.
Parents As Teachers is the trusted resource for professionals and
organizations in early childhood development and education.
Headquartered in St. Louis, our internationally recognized network of
affiliates supports hundreds of thousands of families in all 50 states as
well as seven other countries. Through a proven parent education
model featuring in-home visits with parents and their children, Parents
As Teachers affiliates equip parents with knowledge and resources to
prepare their children for a stronger start in life and greater success in
school. Parents As Teachers was one of the original seven home visiting
models approved by the federal government through the Maternal,
Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program. For more
information call Allison Williams at 570-387-9086, option 1.
COLUMBIA COUNTY FAMILY CENTERS RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL
RECOGNITION FOR INNOVATIVE EXCELLENCE
Help Us Rebuild Kidsburg
Save the Date & Sign Up NOW
April 30 – May 4, 2014: Rebuild Kidsburg Week
Our community’s beloved playground was destroyed in the devastating
flood of 2011, after almost 20 years of constant use by people near
and far. Considered “everybody’s playground,” it was the centerpiece
of the Bloomsburg Town Park in the Columbia-Montour region of
northeast PA. Our children and families lived their second lonely
summer without Kidsburg and are longing for it to be rebuilt.
Relocated on higher ground, using sustainable materials and an
accessible design that welcomes everyone to play together, the new
Kidsburg will draw an even broader population to this regional asset in
the heart of our beautiful Town Park.
Play it Forward!
Kidsburg is a community-build project, following a long history of
generous people volunteering to improve healthy, active lifestyles in
the Bloomsburg Town Park. We need everyone’s help – from grass
roots through corporate donations, shared resources for in-kind
donations, and hands-on volunteer tasks. Just like we envision the
new Kidsburg, there is something for everyone, even when it comes to
helping us achieve our goal. Won’t you be part of this legacy?
Please consider making a memorable impact by volunteering and
donating now. Kindly make checks payable to “Kidsburg 2.0” c/o
BTPIA, PO Box 432, Bloomsburg, PA 17815, or donate securely
online. Major donors will be permanently acknowledged on the
playground site. We thank all donors, giving public recognition for
donations over $100 unless otherwise requested, and providing a
receipt for your tax-deductible gift. Help our community make this
world a better, more fun, and safer place for our children, their friends,
and their families. We urge everyone to get involved, spread the word
and donate now to PLAY IT FORWARD for KIDSBURG!
Play it Forward! It is time to Rebuild Kidsburg!
Sign up NOW on your own or with a group to volunteer your time,
tools, construction materials, equipment, or other special talents (see
age guidelines below). We can’t build the playground without YOU!
Click image below to download our Rebuild Kidsburg flyer to print, post
and send to your friends!
Ready, Set, REGISTER HERE to Rebuild Kidsburg!
and that’s not all…
•DIGITALLY SHARE our events by Facebook, Instagram, email, phone,
etc. and POST on community websites.
•PHYSICALLY POST event flyers or pass out Coins for Kidsburg jars
around town (email us, subject FLYERS or COINS).
•RECYCLE/DONATE used CONTAINERS/JARS WITH TOPS (parmesan
cheese, Tootsie Roll jars, vitamin jars…) for our Coins for Kidsburg
donation jars (email us, subject RECYCLE).
•Invite your business to offer MATCHING WORKING DONATIONS or a
DRESS-DOWN DAY to honor your students 10 Names for Kidsburg
•OPEN DOORS for Kidsburg to meet with your business colleagues
(email us, subject DOORS).
•JOIN our Facebook group and FRIEND Rebuild Kidsburg.
•KIDS DRAW PLAYGROUND SCENES on our postcards to help thank our
donors (check out Kidsburg Postcard Art).
•Throw your own FUNDRAISING EVENT – we’ll help you promote it!
(email us, subject EVENTS).
Age guidlines: kids must be at least 14 years old to be on the
construction site, though younger kids can help a safe distance away.
Skilled workers must be 18 years old to use power tools (exception:
shop teacher with supervised students, etc.).
It's Almost Time To Rebuild Kidsburg.
They Need Our Help To Get It Done.
Sometimes it really does take a village to
get work done, especially after the flood
that devastated our community. It would be
impossible to thank all the town and state
leaders and volunteers that helped this
community not only survive, but rebuild
after the flood in 2011. That is one of the
things that I really like about our
community, we really understand what
community means. When times were tough
and sometimes overwhelming, we came
together to help our friends, neighbors and
strangers. I would have been disappointed
if it had not happened that way.
Once again we need to come together to
help finish what we all started, rebuilding
our community. Kidsburg at the park was
part of our community and it was left
devastated and had to be torn down
because it was no longer safe for our
children to play on. So lets all band
together and finish what we started, Let's
Rebuild Kidsburg! Our children need a place
to play once again, and if we all come
together one last time, we will finish what
we started so long ago, lets do it for the
Variable Rate Electric Plans Sparking
My office has been fielding several calls
about the variable rates charged by electric
generation suppliers this winter. In some
cases, the bills for customers in
Pennsylvania were 300 percent and 400
percent higher than normal.
Your voice is being heard in Harrisburg, and
multiple groups are taking action and
looking further into the matter. The House
Consumer Affairs Committee will be looking
into the issue by holding a public hearing in
late March. This hearing will be streamed
live and archived for later viewing.
The attorney general’s office is also
beginning to collect information from
customers who feel they may have been a
victim of possible price gouging by power
suppliers. Customers who feel their power
costs have risen unfairly and without proper
notice are asked to fill out a customer
complaint form here.
Also, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) is
investigating the hundreds of complaints it
has received to ensure that price gouging is
not occurring. If this has happened to you,
you’re encouraged to contact your utility
company and the PUC. You can call the
PUC toll-free at 800-692-7380, or file a
complaint on their website.
Career Planning Help Available
Are you or someone you know shopping for
a college? What major are you considering
and what are the career opportunities in that
field? The Pennsylvania Higher Education
Assistance Agency (PHEAA) has created a
great tool for exploring the right school at
the right price for any career. Learn more
AMERICAN IDIOT – NATIONAL
Green Day’s multi-platinum album
“American Idiot,” exploded on the punk
rock music scene in 2004 selling over 12
million copies to become one of the best-
selling albums of all time and winning the
Grammy for Rock Album of the year.
In 2010 one of Broadway’s most
accomplished creative teams, led by Tony
Award-winning director Michael Mayer
(Spring Awakening), two-time tony Award-
winning composer and orchestrator Tom Kitt
(Next to Normal) and Olivier Award-winning
choreographer Steven Hoggett (Black
Watch), brought the rock opera to the
Broadway stage in this tale of three lifelong
friends: one who will fight for his dreams,
one who will fight for his country and one
who will stay behind frozen in the safety of
March 07, 2014 8:00 pm
March 07, 2014 8:00 pm
Mitrani Hall, Haas Center for the Arts
BU Celebrity Artist Series
$45 Adult, $22 Child/BUStudent
LIVE MUSIC AT BALZANO’S
Dinner service ends at 9 pm, Bar Menu opens at 9:30 pm. Drink and
Appetizer Specials every performance.
March 7: Royal Benson Band
March 8: Mystery Fyre (10-1p)
March 14: Frank Wichter Band
March 15: Tim Farley
March 29: Irv Ball Band
112 E. Main Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815,
BLOOMSBURG ANTIQUES SHOW
One of the longest running and most
popular Antiques show in Pennsylvania, the
Bloomsburg Antiques show is a family fun
event not to be missed! Featuring over 60
dealers with acres of free parking.
March 08, 2014
March 09, 2014
RSG Antiques and Promotions
Off Rt. 487, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815, United
CHAMBER ORCHESTRA SPRING
Featuring Karena Creasy, oboe d’amore
Johann Strauss – Die Fledermaus Overture
Bach – Concerto for Oboe d’amore
Albinoni – Concerto a Cinque, Op. 7, No. 1
Sheldon – As Twilight Falls
Tchaikovsky/Meyer – Serenade for Strings –
Handel/Anderson – Song of Jupiter
March 09, 2014 2:30 pm
March 09, 2014 2:30 pm
St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Bloomsburg University Chamber Orchestra
123 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815,
Daylights Savings Time
This Weekend, spring ahead 1 Hour
INN AT TURKEY HILL MONTHLY
Event starts at 5 pm with passed hors d’
ouevres and cocktails, followed by 5 course
dinner. Reservation only.
First Course: Asian Pork Belly; Udon
noodles, hoisin bbq sauce, braised pork
belly, enoki mushrooms, winter squash,
baby bok choy, ginger/soy broth
Second Course: Lobster bisque; Maine
Lobster, tarragon flan, caviar, butter
poached lobster medallions, chili oil.
Third Course: Chilled Heirloom Tomato
Soup; Avocado mousse, Gruy’ere tuile,
herbed creme fraiche.
Fourth Course: Braised Oxtail Stew; Oxtail,
Tewksbury-Grace Farm organic winter
vegetables, barley buttermilk biscuits.
Fifth Course: Chilled Ginger Apricot Soup;
with warmed vanilla fig doughnuts.
March 09, 2014 5:00 pm
March 09, 2014 5:00 pm
The Inn at Turkey Hill
The Inn at Turkey Hill
991 Central Road, Bloomsburg, PA, 17815,
Think Spring! - Trout
While last week's snow is piled high, be
advised that Pennsylvania trout stocking
schedules are now available online in
preparation for opening day of trout season
in April. A total of 731 streams and 124
lakes will be stocked as a part of the
Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s
(PFBC) 2014 adult trout stocking program.
The PFBC will stock nearly 4 million adult
trout in Pennsylvania rivers and streams
that are open to the public for fishing. More
than 1 million additional trout will be
stocked by private contractors across the
Commonwealth. Opening day for trout
season is currently scheduled for Saturday,
April 12. There also will be a regional
opening day on March 29 for many
southeastern Pennsylvania counties,
including Adams, Berks, Bucks, Chester,
Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin,
Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh,
Montgomery, Northampton, Perry,
Philadelphia, Schuylkill and York. Copies of
the trout stocking schedules can be found
online at RepMillard.com.
Legislation Unveiled to Create Online
It is nearly impossible to prevent children
from gambling online, it is difficult to police
problem gamblers online and many
criminals use online gambling as a way to
hide illegally gained funds; these are just
some of the reasons why we need stronger
online gaming laws. To that end, earlier
this week I participated in a press
conference to unveil a bill I’m co-
sponsoring to create penalties for online
gambling in Pennsylvania. Although online
gambling is illegal in the Commonwealth,
currently, no penalties exist for those who
engage in the activity.
State Budget Hearings Underway
The House Appropriations Committee, of
which I am a member, began annual
budget hearings last week to closely
examine the governor’s proposed budget.
Gov. Tom Corbett recently presented his
$29.4 billion budget proposal before a joint
session of the General Assembly week. The
Independent Fiscal Office, Department of
Revenue, Department of Aging, and offices
of Auditor General and Attorney General
were among the first to testify. The
hearings will continue through the end of
the month to ensure all state departments
and agencies are provided an opportunity
to testify and to allow members to ask
questions regarding proposed allocations in
the 2014-15 spending plan.
It was my honor to participate in the recent
ribbon cutting at the new Neurology Clinic at
the Geisinger-Bloomsburg Hospital.Services
offered there will add increased levels of
care capability at an important local health
How to Stay Safe If You Lose Power
This winter’s storms have been challenging
in many ways, but especially so to those
who lose power due to heavy snow, ice, and
When dealing with the aftermath of a storm
or loss of power, please keep in mind the
following tips to ensure your family’s safety:
TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
• Always use generators outdoors, away
from doors, windows and vents.
• NEVER use generators in homes,
garages, basements, crawl spaces, or other
enclosed or partially enclosed areas, even
• Follow manufacturer’s instructions.
• Install battery-operated or plug-in (with
battery backup) carbon monoxide alarms in
your home, following manufacturer’s
TO AVOID ELECTRICAL HAZARDS
• Keep generators dry. Operate on a dry
surface under an open, canopy-like
• Dry your hands before touching a
• Plug appliances directly into generator
or use a heavy-duty outdoor-rated
extension cord. Make sure entire extension
cord is free of cuts or tears and the plug
has all 3 prongs, especially a grounding pin.
• NEVER plug the generator into a wall
outlet. This practice, known as back-
feeding, can cause an electrocution risk to
utility workers and others served by the
same utility transformer.
• Avoid plugging multiple extension cords
together and allowing cords to rest in
puddles or snow banks.
TO AVOID FIRE HAZARDS
• Before refueling the generator, turn it
off and let it cool. Fuel spilled on hot
engine parts could ignite.
• Always store fuel outside of living areas
in properly labeled, non-glass containers.
• Store fuel away from any fuel-burning
• Be careful when using candles. Keep the
flame away from combustible objects and
out of the reach of children.
• If there is a fire hydrant near your
home, keep it clear of debris for easy
access by the fire department.
• NEVER use a BBQ grill to cook or heat
inside your home. Do not use the kitchen
oven range to heat your home. In addition
to being a fire hazard, it can be a source of
PennDOT is now offering the veterans
designation on driver licenses and
identification cards. The designation, an
American flag with the word “veteran”
beneath it, will appear on the front of the
license or identification card. There is no
fee for the Veterans Designation, however
regular renewal or duplicate fees still apply.
Forms for driver’s license or ID renewals
and duplicates now have a box for
applicants to certify that they are a veteran,
and to have the designation added. Once
the Veterans Designation has been added
to a driver’s license or identification card, it
will automatically appear each time the card
is renewed. For more information, please
contact my district offices: Berwick: 570/759-
8734 or Bloomsburg: 570/387-0246. More
information online at http://www.dmv.state.
DINE OUT TO SUPPORT THE
BLOOMSBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
The staff and management at Marley’s
Brewery and Grille are teaming up with
Friends and patrons of the Bloomsburg
Public Library for a great event–prizes,
entertainment, great food and award
Let’s make this a family affair! The
restaurant is definitely kid and family
friendly. No coupon is necessary.
Reservations are helpful–call 570-784-9600
a day or so before Sunday.
10% donated to the Library.
March 09, 2014 11:00 am
March 09, 2014 9:00 pm
Marley's Brewery and Grille
Friends of the Bloomsburg Public Library
1323 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg, PA,
17815, United States
Free to attend
Home Improvement &
Building Material Auctions
Sat., Mar. 15th - Bloomsburg, PA
620 West Third St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815