Nine years before Amelia Earhart took her first flight, a man from Sunbury, PA was building, and flying, planes over Northumberland and Snyder County. He was the first pilot to ever do so. Local factories closed down, as people lined the streets to see the "bird man" fly over Selinsgrove.
You could not drag me kicking and screaming into a restaurant on Valentine's Day. WAY too crowded, and usually overpriced, for me. I would rather stay home and cook. My favorite menu is prime rib, or steaks, and heart-shaped pierogies.
In Washingtonville this past week, a two-story log cabin thought to be more than 200 years old was discovered hiding inside the old bar and apartments at 1014 Water Street.
In a little guide book to Pennsylvania published in 1857, there are listed the 'eight wonders' of the Keystone State, according to an Altoona Times newspaper in 1937.
"It was not a plea for the negro. It was a plea for man, for a fair chance for all, and then an injunction for all to work. Steady, persevering work, he contended, was the only substantial road to greatness."
In the early 1900's, Billmeyers Park in Washingtonville, Pa. contained 20 elk, 70 deer, and hundreds of wild turkeys. No hunting was allowed, and admission was free. The 25-acre park was owned by Alex Billmeyer, a former congressman.
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Emma Eliza (Ward) Bucknell was the third wife of wealthy businessman William Bucknell. A real estate dealer and agent, builder of gas and water works, owner of coal and iron mines, Bucknell made a large donation when the University at Lewisburg was in dire financial difficulties.
Geocaching is a game using a gps. It's jokingly referred to as "What happens when nerds go outside." Containers, known as "geocaches" are hidden all around you. It could be a small magnet, or a full size ammo can - but in this area, it's very likely you have passed one at some point. Player…
Located less than 20 minutes north of Muncy, Glacier Pools Preserve is a A 270 acre island of mature woods, wildflower meadows, and vernal (glacial) pools. The area is open to the public for walking pets, hiking, photography, birdwatching, and other low-impact recreation.
When I hear that the Pennsylvania Dutch custom of eating pork and sauerkraut stems from "pig always pushes forward for better food as the symbol of man's hope for a better life in the near year, instead of the meat of a fowl which scratches the earth backwards," I roll my 5th generation Penn…
In November of 2018, a three-man band from York, Pa., with no recording label, no manager, and no radio support became famous almost overnight, for their cover of the song, "You're A Mean, One Mr. Grinch."
Most of us are aware that in 1942 the government seized the town of Alvira and surrounding towns, evicting the residents and bulldozing the farms to build The Pennsylvania Ordinance Works, a TNT manufacturing and storage facility for the war effort. (You can read more about that here.)
"We Three Kings," originally known as "The Kings Of Orient," was written by John Henry Hopkins for a Christmas pageant to be held in New York. He then took the carol home to Vermont with him that Christmas, where friends and family performed it in their annual dramatization of the Christmas …
Thomas Edison strung a line of electric lights outside of his Menlo Park Labatory in New Jersey in 1880, delighting passengers on passing trains. Two years later, the Christmas before Edison wired a building in Sunbury with the very first three-wire lighting system, Edison's partner, and fo…
"A peculiar sort of alchemy takes place each Christmas season in Pennsylvania coal country, where skilled practitioners huddle over big pots of steaming liquid, coaxing a potent but soothing elixer from secret recipes handed down through the generations."
"Get The Tree Day" is an official holiday at our house, and it's probably my absolute favorite holiday. From the time the kids were little, they would each take turns sawing down the tree. When Luke went off to the Air Force, the first year he missed out on Get the Tree Day - he skyped us …
Where and when to find some of our favorite Christmas events & activities, from drive through displays to Chriskindl Market & Candlelight Services in historic churches