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Thursday April 24, 2014
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Youth Fishing Opportunity Date
Changed


Last week’s email noted Saturday, April 5,
as being Mentored Youth Fishing Day in
several  Pennsylvania counties, including
Columbia. That date has now been
changed.

This week, the PA Fish and Boat
Commission (PFBC) rescheduled the event
to Saturday, May 10.  According to PFBC
leaders, several of the waters chosen for
the Mentored Youth Fishing program are
still covered in thick ice and may still have
ice on them on the originally scheduled
dates.  To participate in the May 10 event,
anglers 16 years of age or older must
possess a valid Pennsylvania Fishing
License and current Trout/Salmon Permit
and be accompanied by a youth under the
age of 16 who has obtained a Mentored
Youth Fishing Permit or Voluntary Youth
Fishing License from the PFBC.








APR 27



The Creative Dog Adoption
Day



Come join us for food and sweet treats and
help support your local rescues or find your
new best friend. All proceeds will be going
to the rescues participating! Also the
rescues will be selling merchandise. So
please stop by and rub some bellies and
enjoy the day with us!
Rescue's featured:
Animal Resource Center Pspca Danville
Monica's Heart Greyhound AdoptionPlease
Releash Me
Haven to Home Canine Rescue Ain't That A
Pittie
&
Mommy & Me rescue
Covered Bridge Bus Tour
May 17, 2014
9:30 - 3:30

Hop on the bus at the Visitors Bureau office
at 121 Papermill Road, Bloomsburg to
begin a day rich in covered bridge history.
Bask in Spring sunshine while you leisurely
explore and take photographs of
approximately 13 of Columbia County’s
covered bridges. Enjoy a picnic lunch
provided by the Visitors Bureau at the only
twin covered bridges in the United States.
Cost is $20 per person. Reserve your seat
before May 5th!


Don’t miss the excitement of Bloomsburg’s
36th Annual Renaissance Jamboree! It will
be held on Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m.
-5 p.m. The event will take place rain or
shine, and there will be fun activities for all
age groups.

There will be over a hundred games and  
arts and crafts booths up and down Main
Street. There will also be a ton of live
music- three big entertainment stages to
enjoy both children’s shows as well as
performances by local dance groups.  There
will be a variety of different food stands,
including tasty carnival cuisine such as
popular hot-sausage subs, deep-fried
Oreos, and homemade baked goods from
local churches. Food and game booths are
sponsored by regional non-profits to
highlight their mission as well as fundraise
the local community.

There is free parking at the Bloomsburg
Fairgrounds with handicapped accessible
buses running all day long from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. There is also handicapped parking
available behind the Bloomsburg Public
Library. There is no parking on Main Street
on April 27 beginning at 2 a.m. and all day
Saturday. Cars left in the Downtown
Overnight on April 26 will be towed. Please
keep pets safe at home.

This is a collaborative event sponsored by
Bloomsburg University and its Community
Government Association, the Columbia
Montour Chamber of Commerce, Downtown
Bloomsburg, Inc., and the Town of
Bloomsburg.

For questions:  Call the Columbia Montour
Chamber of Commerce, 238 Market Street,
Bloomsburg, Pa.   17815.  570.784-2522
A Fun Fact:There are more than
50,000 earthquakes throughout the
world every year!
BU Campus Events Calendar

Thursday, April 24



Men's Track & Field at Penn Relays




Women's Track & Field at Penn Relays


Global and Multicultural
Education

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Director of Global Education   Luke
Springman, Ph.D. | 570-389-4251 Secretary  
 Katia Camacho-Wisner | 570-389-4973


Office of Global Education 234 Student
Services Center 570-389-4973 Fax: 570-
389-4830 globaleducation@bloomu.edu

Global education is central to the mission of
Bloomsburg University, which states that the
university “prepares students for personal
and professional success in an increasingly
complex global environment.”

   Multicultural and global competencies,
including foreign language acquisition, have
gained enormous value in an increasingly
interconnected world. Study abroad fosters
the development of culturally perceptive
citizens who engage effectively with local
and global communities.
    The goal of the Office of Global and
Multicultural Education is to help all students
take advantage of the opportunity to live
and learn in a new and different cultural
context with a commitment to safety and
affordability.


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Announcements

International Peer Mentor Program

The Office of Global Education is seeking
volunteers to be International Peer Mentors
for 2014-2015.
International Peer Mentors assist new
international students at Bloomsburg
University in making a smooth transition
into university life. For more information,
click here: International Peer Mentor
Program


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PHOTO CONTEST for Study Abroad

send us your best photos from your study-
abroad experience and you can win a prize.

How to enter:
Submit by email your photos (maximum 2)
to globaleducation@bloomu.edu
Include in your email a statement that you
allow the Office of Global Education at
Bloomsburg
University to use the photo for promotion of
study abroad.
Describe the context of the photo: where,
when, and why it is interesting.

Winner will receive a prize of $40 and $20
reward for 2-6 place!

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News:

Scholarship Winner!

Allison R. Phillips (German and
Communications Studies) won the $1000
study-abroad award from the College of
Liberal Arts. She will be studying at the BU
partner university HAAGA HELIA in Helsinki,
Finland and after that at the Friedrich-
Schiller-Universität in Jena, Germany.
Congratulations Allison!

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Follow our students' study-abroad
adventures:
Olivia's Blog: Olivia Edelman is studying at
Aarhus University in Aarhus, Denmark.
Ashley's Blog: Ashley Gianni-Bradford is in
her second semester studying at the
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität in Jena,
Germany.
SPRING HIGH PEAKS ASCENT

April 25, 2014 - April 27, 2014
Where: White Mountains, NH Itinerary: This
course treks up into the White Mountains of
New Hampshire via the Franconia Ridge
loop to summit Mt. Lafayette and Mt.
Lincoln. Looking to challenge yourself on
some 4000ft peaks? Here’s your chance!
Expect huge ridgelines with fantastic
summit views. http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Mount_Lafayette How to sign-up:
Ideally, you should register early, weeks in
advance, if possible.  In order for us to get
prepared to get gear and equipment
packed and ready, registration typically
closes on the Wednesday before a activities
occurring on a weekend, and a few days
before activities occurring on a weekday,
but if spots are still available there is a
possibility that you may still be able to
register.  Our office is not open on
weekends or evenings. Always call first to
see if there is available space before
coming to the office or sending in payment.
Spots cannot be reserved by calling or
emailing. Registration is not complete until
payment is received. Methods of payment:
1) cash in person; 2) check payable to
“Quest” in person or via U.S. mail (with a
note listing your name, email address and
phone number and the date and activity
your registering for); 3) credit card in
person or over the phone (3.8% fee
applies); 4) PayPal payment to
quest@bloomu.edu with a note stating
name(s), email address the date and
description of the activity you are
registering for. If you need additional help
or have any questions, call Susan at the
Quest Office or email at quest@bloomu.edu.
Cost: $65.00
Host name: Quest at Bloomsburg University
Venue: Meet at Quest Office
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA,
17815
570-389-4323 - http://www.buquest.org
TB FACILITATOR LEVEL 2 TRAINING

April 26, 2014 - April 27, 2014
What: Team-building training is designed
to develop stronger, more supportive
teams capable of dealing with challenging
situations and difficult decision making.  At
facilitator level II training, you will learn to
create situations which will make
participants more confident of their role in
the group and how individuals can be most
effective in contributing to team
performance.  On the second day of the
training, facilitators will have the
opportunity to practice on a real group.  In
order to arrange for enough “test run”
groups for the facilitators, please sign- up
early if interested! When: Two sessions
(must attend both sessions) Session one:
April 26th from 9am-5pm Session two: April
27th from 9am-5pm Where: Quest Office
on Upper Campus Here are a few links to
check out if you are interested in learning
more about Quest and our team building
facilitator training process: http://quest.
bloomu.edu/?page_id=3637 http://buquest.
wetpaint.
com/page/Teambuilding+Resources How to
sign-up: Ideally, you should register early,
weeks in advance, if possible.  In order for
us to get prepared to get gear and
equipment packed and ready, registration
typically closes on the Wednesday before a
activities occurring on a weekend, and a few
days before activities occurring on a
weekday, but if spots are still available
there is a possibility that you may still be
able to register.  Our office is not open on
weekends or evenings. Always call first to
see if there is available space before
coming to the office or sending in payment.
Spots cannot be reserved by calling or
emailing. Registration is not complete until
payment is received. Methods of payment:
1) cash in person  2) check payable to
“Quest” in person or via U.S. mail (with a
note listing your name, email address and
phone number and the date and activity
your registering for); 3) credit card in
person or over the phone (3.8% fee
applies); 4) PayPal payment to
quest@bloomu.edu with a note stating
name(s), email address the date and
description of the activity you are
registering for. If you need additional help
or have any questions, call Susan at the
Quest Office or email at quest@bloomu.edu.
Cost: $10 per session
Host name: Quest at Bloomsburg University
Venue: Quest Office on Upper Campus
Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA,
17815
570-389-4323 - http://www.buquest.org
RADO Enterprises, Inc

Online Auction Sale   (Check back later for
more details)


Online Auction Sale
By Order of Owner
METALWORKING EQUIPMENT
BIDDING ENDS: Wednesday,
May 14th @ 12:00 Noon

Assets Located At:

RADO ENTERPRISES, INC.

20 Industrial Drive, Bloomsburg, PA  17815
*********************************
BOOM LIFT, STEER LOADER, TRACTOR,
TRAILERS, VANS, PICKUP TRUCKS

JLG 4WD Boom Lift, m/n 450A, New Holland
Skid Steer Loader, m/n LX885 w/Hammer
Attachment & Woods Back Hoe, 1997 Mack
Tractor, m/n CH613, Vin:
1M1AA18Y3VW071697, 1996 Ford E-350
Passenger Van, Vin: 1FBJS31H9THA41919,
(3) 2008 GMC 4 x 4 Sierra 1500 Pickup
Trucks, 1GTEK14058Z189493,
1GTEK14028E104097 &
1GTEK14058Z213923, 2001 Stoughton 48’
Van Trailer, m/n AVW-485T-S-C-AR, Vin:
1DW1A48231S430006, 2007 Superline 45-
Ton ERU 42’ Equipment Trailer, Vin:
1E9DE53277A283417.



PLASMA & SHAPE CUTTERS, GROOVE
MACHINES, PRESS BRAKE

SEAMER, COIL HANDLER, IRON WORKER,
SEA CONTAINERS

Engel Coil Processing Line, Custom
Insulation Application Line, East Coast CNC
Plasma Shape Cutter, ShapeTech Accu
Plasma CNC Shape Cutter, m/n 520-AP-ST,
Hypertherm Power Max 380 Plasma Cutter,
Trimble MEP Station w/Accessories, Victaulic
Roll Groove Machine, m/n VE414MC, (2)
Victaulic Roll Groove Machines, m/n VE-416-
FS, Engel Vertical Pittsburgh Seamer, m/n
M-516PS-V, Konecrane 5-Ton Monorail Coil
Handler, m/n CXT-400, Scotchman
Hydraulic Iron Worker, m/n 5014-CM, (20)
40’ Sea Containers/Storage Boxes,
Dust/Smoke Exhaust Ducting & (2) Plasma
Cutters, Ingersoll Rand Air Compressor,
m/n 15T, Weld Station Series 77 w/(4) Big
4 Twin 200 Amp Power Supplies, Teledyne
Readco Custom Tank Turning Rolls,
Niagara Manual Box & Pan Brake, Pexto
Power End Roll, m/n 3617-C, Combo
Fabrication Station, Roundo AB Power
Pyramid Roll Bender, m/n IP60/4, Custom
Flex Duct Exhaust for Tig Weld Table,
Cardinal Crane Scale, Dry Rod Electrode
Stabilizing Oven, m/n 16C.



ROLL & DUCT FORMERS, FORM MACHINE,
BENDING ROLLS

ROLL FORMER, BRIDGE CRANE, LOCK
MACHINE

Vicon Machinery TDX Roll Former, m/n V-
TDX, Engel 12-Station Slip Roll Former, m/n
1240, Duct Former, m/n CR8-8DC, Niagara
4-Head Combo Metal Shape/Form Machine,
Americor Hydraulic Pyramid Bending Rolls,
m/n LH-160/5, Lockformer Slip Roll Former,
Lockformer 16 Ga Roll Former, m/n 5-
Station, Engel Rol-Formit Button Punch
Snap Lock Machine, m/n S-300-5, Rockwell
Metal Vertical Band Saw, m/n 28-3x5-20”,
Pexto 24” Notcher, Lockformer Sgl. Head
Crimper, Tennsmith Manual Bending Brake,
m/n HB121, Miller Mig Runner, m/n Delta-
Fab 375, Lincoln Tig Machine, m/n Idealarc
Tig 250/250.



PIPE STANDS, PIPE CUTTERS, CARTS,
SCAFFOLDING, LADDERS

HAND TOOLS, GANG BOXES, AIR
COMPRESSORS, PVC, TUBING

Rolling Pipe Stands, Torch Tank Carts,
Hand Trucks, F/G Step Ladders, Scaffolding,
Scaffold Planks, Ridgid Pipe Threaders,
m/n 300, 500 & 802, Ridgid Pipe Cutters,
Shop Vacs, Extension Cords, Shop Carts, Air
Compressors, Core-Drills w/Stands, Hoses,
Hand Tools, Levels, Shovels, Come-A-
Longs, Wrenches, Pipe Wrenches, Core
Bits, Electric Grinders, Hammer Drills, Screw
Guns, Copper Tubing, PVC, Galvanized
Shhet Stock, Valves, Fittings, Clevis
Hangers, Shop Supplies, Drills, Gang
Boxes, Hydrostatic Pumps, Impact Drivers,
Chain Hoists, Hand Shears, Welders, Etc.



Inspection: Friday, May 9th & Monday, May
12th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

. Navy Plans to Test Fire Railgun at
Sea in 2016


Apr 07, 2014|by Kris Osborn


The Navy will fire its electromagnetic railgun
from a joint high speed vessel in 2016 as
part of a broader effort to develop the long-
range, high-energy weapon, service officials
said.

The weapon will be placed on display this
summer aboard the USNS Millinocket, a
Navy JHSV which entered service in March.
Following the display, the railgun will then
be demonstrated on the same ship in 2016.

"We want to get this out on a ship and
understand what lessons there are to
learn," said Adm. Bryant Fuller, Chief Navy
Engineer.

This move to test the weapon at sea, on a
ship, marks the latest phase in the ongoing
development of a new high-tech weapons
system.

"We're talking about a projectile we're
going to send well over 100 miles. We're
talking about a projectile that can go over
Mach 7. We're talking about a projectile
that can go well into the atmosphere. We're
talking about a gun that is going to shoot a
projectile that is about one-one hundredth
of the cost of an existing missile system
today," said Adm. Matthew Klunder, Chief
of Naval Research.

The railgun uses electrical energy to create
a magnetic field and propel a 23-pound
kinetic energy projectile at Mach 7.5 toward
a wide range of targets, such as enemy
vehicles, or cruise and ballistic missiles.

Due to its ability to reach speeds of up to
5,600 miles per hour, the hypervelocity
projectile is engineered as a kinetic energy
warhead, meaning no explosives are
necessary, said Fuller and Klunder.

"You have 23 pounds going Mach 7, you
don't necessarily need an explosive
detonation to create damage," Fuller said.

However, different combinations of high-
tech materials called energetics could be
used to increase lethality or impact.

"We've done a number of models, and [the
HVP warhead] gives us the ability to knock
anything out of the air. We did lethality
models on every single mission we have in
the Marine Corps and the Navy. This could
damage and be lethal in every occasion,"
Klunder added.

Although it has the ability to intercept cruise
missiles, the 23-pound hypervelocity
projectile can be stored in large numbers
on ships. Unlike other larger missile
systems designed for similar missions, the
hypervelocity projectile costs only $25,000
per round.





The railgun can draw its power from an
onboard electrical system or large battery,
Fuller said. The system consists of five
parts, including a launcher, energy storage
system, a pulse-forming network,
hypervelocity projectile and gun mount, he
said.

"In 2016, we are going to bring all these
pieces together on a ship and start learning
what we can learn in a marine
environment," said Fuller.

The gun is configured for single shots;
however, officials hope the weapon will fire
up to 10 rounds per minute, Fuller said.
Firing multiple rounds per minute is part of
the weapon system's ongoing phase two
development.

BAE Systems was awarded a phase-two
contract from the Navy last summer for the
development of the railgun, but there are
other vendors working on different aspects
of the system.

Raytheon, General Atomics and BAE were all
awarded development deals in 2012 from
the Navy to develop a pulse-power system
for launching projectiles in rapid succession
-- to achieve a firing rate of six to 10
rounds per minute, said Peter Vietti,
spokesman for the Office of Naval Research.

A number of different firing and guidance
technologies are still being considered for
the weapon, but Navy officials said the
hyper-velocity projectile can use GPS
guidance toward targets.

The electromagnetic railgun generates force
equivalent to 32 megajoules. Fuller
explained that one megajoule is equal to
one ton traveling at 100 miles per hour.

"Like a freight train going through the wall
at 100 miles per hour," Fuller added.

Fuller also said the software for the system
is built with what he called open
architecture, meaning the electromagnetic
railgun could easily be configured for other
ships in the future.

The upcoming demonstration on JHSV is
the latest in a series of developmental
initiatives with the railgun. The weapon has
been tested and developed at the Naval
Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va.
Last December, the railgun fired eight shots
at White Sands Missile Range, N.M.,
Klunder said.

Following these tests, Defense Department
officials have considered additional
applications for the railgun across the
services.

In particular, if the high-speed kinetic
energy interceptor can reach distances of
100 miles and succeed in destroying large
missiles, then it could be used against
missile threats outside or above the Earth's
atmosphere. Therefore, it's possible the
railgun could be useful for ballistic missile
defense because experts explain the
Earth's atmosphere extends roughly 60
miles above the surface.

Klunder said the weapon could have a huge
effect as a deterrent.

"Now you've a hugely capable multi-mission
gun that has a huge affordability
component. I think it will give our
adversaries a moment of pause to say ‘I
do not even want to engage a Navy ship
because I'm going to lose,' " Klunder said.



Renaissance Parking Regulations

The Bloomsburg Police Department would
like to remind everyone of certain parking
regulations enforced for The Annual
Renaissance Jamboree taking place this
Saturday, April 26, 2014.

The event will close Main Street/SR0011
from Iron Street to Railroad Street, and
Market St. from W. Ridge Ave to W. Pine
Ave.  Uniformed officers, fire police and
regulatory traffic control devices will detour
traffic around Main Street using Railroad
Street and 6th Street.  The event starts at
8AM and runs through 5PM and is a family
oriented event.

No Parking is in affect daily on Main Street
and Market Square from 2AM – 5AM.  
Parking will also be prohibited on Market
Street from Main Street to Ridge Avenue
and from Main Street to Pine Avenue.  
Additional No Parking will occur at 3rd &
Market Street near the Wesley Church and
on Main Street at Iron in front of Saint Paul’
s Church.  Cars parked in these areas will
be ticketed and towed at 5AM.

Portable restrooms will be located on
Center Street at Main Street, on Iron Street
at Main Street and the Courthouse on Main
St.

Handicapped Parking is available at the
rear of the Public Library along W. Pine Ave.

Metered Parking is free on Saturday
however all other parking regulations will be
enforced across the day. For more
information call the Bloomsburg Police at
(570) 784-6779.

Did you hear Kidsburg's cry for help by
radio, from a friend, online or in the
newspaper? This is no PR stunt. You are
receiving this email because Kidsburg
needs your help.



Our PRE-Build starts THIS WEEK!  
Volunteers need to register NOW to set the
stage for our main build only a few days
later. The PRE-Build is Friday-Sunday, April
25-27, flexible shifts, morning, noon or
night (free food, but no childcare for the
PRE-Build).



Even our main build needs MANY MORE
VOLUNTEERS to register NOW for April
30-May 4. With people waiting so long to
sign up for our main build, volunteer
numbers for our PRE-Build are adversely
affected.


Please tell everyone that if they want
Kidsburg rebuilt, they must
RALLY TO REGISTER NOW for both builds at
kidsburg.org. If anyone
needs to register by phone, call Deb
(301-518-7089, no texts).



With your help NOW we will Rebuild
Kidsburg on higher ground, with sustainable
materials, and an accessible design inviting
kids of all ages and abilities to play
together! We can't wait to see our kids,
families and friends playing at the new
Kidsburg; renewing its reputation as a
regional destination for outdoor play in our
beautiful Town Park. Remember, we can't
build the playground without YOU (and all
your FRIENDS)!


PRE-Build Kidsburg:  April 25-27

Rebuild Kidsburg Week:  April 30-May 4

Register NOW at Kidsburg.org


(Even if you have joined our FB event
"Rebuild Kidsburg Week")

Walk MS

The Multiple Sclerosis Society will be holding
their Annual Walk on Sunday, April 27th at
Bloomsburg Town Park. Registration begins
at noon and the walk starts at 1:00pm near
the little league fields along Ft. McClure
Blvd.  For more information, please contact
Carol at (570) 854-2094 or visit the
National MS Society
SENATE BILL No. 1340 Session of 2014

Radar for Local Law Enforcement
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No. 1340 Session of 2014
INTRODUCED BY VULAKOVICH, ALLOWAY,
BAKER, BLAKE, BREWSTER,
BROWNE, BRUBAKER, EICHELBERGER,
ERICKSON, FONTANA, SMITH,
SMUCKER, SOLOBAY, TEPLITZ, WHITE AND
YUDICHAK, APRIL 21, 2014
REFERRED TO TRANSPORTATION, APRIL 21,
2014
AN ACT
Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the
Pennsylvania Consolidated
Statutes, in rules of the road in general,
further providing
for speed timing devices.
The General Assembly of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 3368(c) of Title 75 of the
Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended to read:
§ 3368. Speed timing devices.
* * *
(c) Mechanical, electrical and electronic
devices
authorized.--
(1) Except as otherwise provided in this
section, the
rate of speed of any vehicle may be timed
on any highway by a
police officer using a mechanical or
electrical speed timing
device.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in
paragraph (3),
electronic devices such as radio-microwave
devices (commonly
referred to as electronic speed meters or
radar) may be used [only by members of
the Pennsylvania State Police] by any
police officer.
(3) Electronic devices which calculate speed
by
measuring elapsed time between measured
road surface points
by using two sensors and devices which
measure and calculate
the average speed of a vehicle between
any two points may be
used by any police officer.
(4) No person may be convicted upon
evidence obtained
through the use of devices authorized by
paragraphs (2) and
(3) unless the speed recorded is six or
more miles per hour
in excess of the legal speed limit.
Furthermore, no person
may be convicted upon evidence obtained
through the use of
devices authorized by paragraph (3) in an
area where the
legal speed limit is less than 55 miles per
hour if the speed
recorded is less than ten miles per hour in
excess of the
legal speed limit. This paragraph shall not
apply to evidence
obtained through the use of devices
authorized by paragraph
(2) or (3) within a school zone or an active
work zone.
* * *
Section 2. This act shall take effect in 120
days.
Come visit us at Bloomsburg's Renaissance
Jamboree on Saturday the 26th: We'll have
our own stand right in front of the Moose
Exchange.  See the extraordinary quilt
donated to us by Rita Millard of Fabrics
Galore: Pieced by Fabrics Galore employee
Barbara Persing while Rita ran the store,
and quilted by Rita, the modern 12-month
design, "Tonga Rhapsody", features 100%
batiked cotton, front and back; the 104″ x
90″ quilt has a value of $2800.  Rita has
donated it to us to raffle off, and you can
get your tickets on Saturday: At $5 each,
we consider them a steal -- but if you buy
two, you'll get a third free!  And of course
every dollar raised goes to helping the
Exchange recover from the fire.  We cannot
thank Rita enough for her generosity; you
can find Rita on the Web on Facebook and
at fabricsgaloreonline.com.

Also in front of the Exchange, Denny &
Pearl's Pizza, back at Renaissance for the
first time in quite a while!  They'll have all
of your favorites, including pizza, stromboli,
and fried dough.

And we have one more treat in store for
you: Pickles the Clown!  Long a friend of
the Exchange, Pickles will make a guest
appearance at our stand, time TBD; check
out our own Facebook page for updates.

A note from the
executive director


As we began the process that led to the
opening of the Exchange, in the summer of
2009, some of those involved watched a
movie about the development of the Mass
MOCA art museum in a depressed mill town
in northwestern Massachusetts.  In the film,
the center's founding director, John
Thompson, said (slightly paraphrased)
"The one thing I've learned about cultural
development and economic development,
the one thing they share, is that they're
both in the business of making reality,
rather than accepting reality."

Having watched the Exchange develop in a
33,000-square-foot building that had sat
underused for almost a decade, and having
had 40,000 people come through it in the
four years after we opened, I believe him.  
Looking at our downtown now, with almost
unlimited potential and attracting the right
sort of attention and exciting ideas, I
believe him.  Today is bright with
opportunity!
  
-- Oren B. Helbok

Calendar


• Thursday, April 24
     "TimeSlips" work due at the Antler,
     noon-6 p.m.
• Saturday, April 26
     RENAISSANCE JAMBOREE,
     10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main Street,
     Bloomsburg.  Look for our booth in
     front of the Exchange, with Denny &
    Pearl's pizza and chances to win a
     gorgeous quilt by Rita Millard,
     formerly of Fabrics Galore, plus
     Pickles the Clown!
• Wednesday, April 30
     Deadline to register for the 2014
     Regional High School Art
     Competition Scholarship
• Friday, May 2
     "TimeSlips" artists' reception at the
     Antler, 6-8 p.m.
• Saturday, May 3
     FREE COMIC BOOK DAY,
     sponsored by Legendary Comics
    and Tea Room, 157 West Main,
     Bloomsburg, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 14, through May 31
      Regional High School Art
     Competition Scholarship
     exhibition, at B.U.'s Haas Gallery
• Fridays through the spring
      The Antler opens until 8 p.m.
     Come downtown and visit our
     neighbors including Fog & Flame,
     Artspace, and many others!