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WAVERLY — The next Summer Reading event will be this evening, with a virtual discussion with Iditarod dogsled racer Karen Land, joined by two of her dogs. That presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Information is available on our Facebook page — https://www.facebook.com/events/281740883056990/.

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ATHENS — This year’s pandemic and its associated emergency closures have created much stress and confusion for our community. The Spalding Memorial Library has been reopened for services since May 25. The library has adopted a number of policy and procedure changes to ensure the well-being a…

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TOWANDA — Here is next week’s schedule of the Bradford County Library Bookmobile, subject to the following guidelines:

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MANSFIELD — Steve McCloskey, retired MU Director of Athletic Operations and Information and 1991 Mansfield graduate, will serve as speaker at Mansfield University’s rescheduled commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 8 at Karl Van Norman Field.

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This is not the covid virus! Found at Carantouan Greenway’s Wildwood Reserve, it is the flowering ball of a wetland shrub called buttonbush. The yellow tips appear to be the male anthers though the references speak of an extended pistil. Nevertheless, the flowers produce nutlets used by mult…

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An Upscale Resale event will be held on Friday, July 31 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Church of the Redeemer, South Wilbur Ave, Sayre, Pa. Pictured above are Rose Carpenter, Linda Murrelle and Elaine Tomb with a sample of the antiques, collectibles, glassware, dolls and other fine quality ite…

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“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” — Psalm 11:3.

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The Bradford County Regional Arts Council is so excited to announce their collaboration with Rand Whipple’s Box of Light Studio to offer two socially distanced, multi-day workshops for your children entitled Summer with Rand! We hope you will come join us in the fun!

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SCRANTON, Pa. – Effective immediately, Steamtown National Historic Site (NHS) will no longer sell the America the Beautiful (ATB) Interagency Passes. Passes are not required to visit Steamtown NHS as the park is a fee free park. However, passes can be purchased either online at the USGS Stor…

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SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — Thomas Grier Pierce Hendricks, a 2019 graduate of Sayre High School, will be graduating from Air Force Basic Military Training TRS/326 FLT/515 July 23, 2020 at 0900 Central Standard time from Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX and will continue on to technical tra…

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ELMIRA — The 2020 Park Church Summer Lecture Series, hosted by the Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College, continues on July 22 with another online lecture. All lectures in the Series are available for free to the public on marktwainstudies.org.

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BURLINGTON, VT — Joshua Pantle of Waverly, N.Y., who is majoring in Game Production Management, has been named to the Champlain College Dean’s List for the Spring 2020 semester.

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WAVERLY — Our Summer Reading Program, “Imagine Your Story,” is virtual this year, and it’s not too late to sign up.

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Born to Katherine and Jason Chandler of Athens, Pa., a son, Finnegan Patrick on June 2, 2020 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

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We had the pleasure of attending my granddaughter Brooklynn’s high school graduation ceremony last week. The local homeschool group hosted the event. Our State Senator, Phil Boots, gave the speech.

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KEUKA PARK — Dustin Patton, son of Dan and Annette Patton and resident of Springfield, has been named to the Dean’s List at Keuka College with a 4.0 GPA.

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IT’S A NEW DAY GROUP (AA) has returned. The meetings are at 8 a.m. Monday through Saturday in Sayre Christian Church basement, 427 S. Keystone Ave.

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The 2020 Brown/Peterson reunion for decedents of Alphas and Emma Brown (first generation) and Oliver and Eva Brown (second generation) that was scheduled for Aug. 16 has been canceled. “Due to the safety of our families it’s best we cancel the 2020 reunion. I’m sure everyone understands. We …

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SAYRE — Sayre Public Library will be offering a variety of raffle items as part of fundraising efforts for the months of July and August. The library’s main annual fundraiser, A Night at the Library, had to be canceled earlier this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is hoped that t…

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FORKSVILLE — The Planning Committee for Camp F.L.E.A. (Family Life Enrichment Adventure) had hoped to have a 1-day camp at Camp Brule in Sullivan County on Aug. 12 to offset the week long camp that had been canceled in July due to the Covid crisis.

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The Bible talks of a day yet to come commonly called “The Tribulation Period.” The Bible has several names for this seven-year period that plays havoc with the earth, including, “The time of Jacob’s trouble,” “the Day of the Lord,” among others. It is also known as Daniel’s seventieth week.

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ELMIRA — The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College is pleased to announce the 2020 Park Church Summer Lecture Series. The lecture series features three lectures in July with all lectures available for free to the public on marktwainstudies.org.

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Scott C. Rude, 37, of Spencer, New York, to Michelle A. Scardina, 37, of Ulster

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KEUKA PARK — South Waverly resident Emily Moore, daughter of Jim and Shannon Moore, was named to the Dean’s List at Keuka College for the spring 2020 semester.

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Abby Elizabeth Wiles has graduated from West Chester University. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in nutrition/dietetics in May.

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The Waverly Recreation Booster Club has announced that its 5th Annual Golf Tournament/Fund Raiser has been scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. at Tomasso’s Golf Course on Rte. 17c between Chemung and Waverly. The tournament will use a flighted captain and crew format and feature a shotgun start.

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Our home is full of joy these days! Our little bundle of joy has arrived, we have been ooing and awing the last day over our newborn baby boy, Joshua David. He was born June 29 at 11:40 p.m.

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According to Census.com, single-parent homes have grown nearly five times in seventy years, 7 percent to 32 percent (1950-1970). The same webpage also informs us there are 11 million one-parent households.

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SCRANTON — Local residents were among more than 2,000 students were named to The University of Scranton’s Dean’s List for the 2020 spring semester. The Dean’s List recognizes students for academic excellence. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of…

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Somehow Sundays just put a relaxing slant on everything. I’m not sure what it really is, perhaps, it is the family times or the fact that it’s The Lord’s Day that add extraordinary blessings.

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OWEGO — Today, Alone Together: Upstate Zine Exhibition & Swap will open to the public from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at TAC, 179 Front Street, Owego, NY. Come, see the zines, take materials home and try making one yourself.

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ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Waverly High School graduate Elle Nittinger earned the Female Scholar-Athlete Award from NCAA Division II Dominican College for 2019-2020.

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PENSACOLA, Fla — Tyler Comstock of Ulster was named to the Dean’s List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester.

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UTICA — Peyton Miller has been named to the spring 2020 Dean’s Honor List at Utica College. He is majoring in Health and Wellness.

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OWEGO — Congratulations to Kylie Holochak, Tioga County Public Health’s Team Member of the First Quarter of 2020. Kylie is the Senior Public Health Educator and Public Information Officer for the department. Kylie’s recognition is well deserved, as she serves on multiple grants and programs.…