BACKYARD BROADCASTING, LOCAL NEWS JAN 25, 2022

SINGLE DAY OPENING FOR TROUT SEASON

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) began its quarterly business meeting, held virtually with Commissioners and PFBC staff participating remotely, by reminding anglers about the upcoming statewide trout season and the importance of being safe on the ice and water. Under a change approved during its last meeting in October 2021, Pennsylvania returned to a single, statewide Opening Day of Trout Season that will occur annually on the first Saturday in April, and in 2022 will occur on Saturday, April 2.  A single, statewide Mentored Youth Trout Day will take place on Saturday, March 26.

The 2022 Trout Stocking Schedules are expected to be available on the FishBoatPA mobile app and PFBC website (www.fishandboat.com) beginning on February 1.

PENNSYLVANIA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD OPENS ENTRY FOR LIMITED-RELEASE LOTTERIES FEATURING HIGHLY SOUGHT PRODUCTS

Entry deadline 5:00 PM Friday

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its Limited-Release Lottery, will award lottery registrants the opportunity to purchase 1,208 bottles of rare whiskeys.  Pennsylvania residents and licensees will have until 5:00 PM Friday, Jan. 28, to opt in to one or more of the drawings.Limited-Release Lotteries are open to Pennsylvania residents and licensees age 21 or older who provide both a verifiable Pennsylvania billing address and a Fine Wine & Good Spirits store address at registration.

PENNSYLVANIA LIQUOR CONTROL BOARD NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS TO REDUCE UNDERAGE AND DANGEROUS DRINKING

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is now accepting applications for grants to fund programs that discourage and reduce underage and dangerous drinking and promote a message of responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age. Eligible grant applicants include Pennsylvania school districts and institutions of higher education, community organizations, municipal police departments, municipal officials/representatives, and nonprofit and for-profit organizations.   The deadline to apply for grants is 5 p.m. Friday, March 18.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is now accepting applications for grants to fund programs that discourage and reduce underage and dangerous drinking and promote a message of responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age.

The grant cycle is for two years, from July 2022 through June 2024. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis with a maximum award of $20,000 per year and cumulative award of no more than $40,000 per two-year grant cycle, per eligible applicant. The deadline to apply for grants is 5 p.m. Friday, March 18.

GRANT APPLICATION PERIOD OPEN

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) is now accepting applications for grants to fund programs that discourage and reduce underage and dangerous drinking and promote a message of responsible alcohol consumption by those of legal drinking age. The PLCB has awarded $17.7 million in alcohol education grants since the inception of the grants program in 1999. Examples of funded initiatives include increased underage police patrols and enhanced law enforcement initiatives, MADD’s Power of Parents campaigns, college alcohol assessment surveys, and peer education and training programs.  The deadline to apply for grants is 5 p.m. Friday, March 18.

DEP TO ANNOUNCE $245,000 GRANT FOR KINNEY RUN WATERSHED IMPROVEMENTS

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Northcentral Region Acting Director Jared Dressler will join Columbia County Conservation District and Town of Bloomsburg leaders today to announce $245,000 in Growing Greener grant funding for projects to improve water quality in the Kinney Run Watershed. Kinney Run, an impaired tributary to the Susquehanna River, is a small, urbanized watershed that frequently experiences flooding. The Growing Greener grant will fund three small, interconnected projects within the watershed to reduce storm water runoff, non-point source pollution, and erosion.  The projects will enhance aquatic and pollinator habitats and establish a new public nature park with educational signage.

 

CENTRAL MOUNTAIN SPORTS HALL OF FAME

The halftime at Monday night’s Central Mountain boys’ basketball game saw a special ceremony: induction of the two newest inductees into the Central Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. They are former Wildcat standout athlete Johnna Garbrick Harris and longtime Central Mountain coach, athletic director and principal Steve Turchetta.

 UPDATED COVID CASES

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Monday reported new COVID-19 cases. Clinton County reported 20 new cases. In Centre County 104 new cases were recorded. Lycoming County added 99. There are 97 new cases in Northumberland County, 53 in Union, 26 in Snyder and 20 in Montour. Tioga added 6.

JURY SELECTION FOR TRIAL STARTS FEB 7

There was no plea deal from the district attorney’s office; therefore, accused killer Samantha Delcamp is heading to trial. Delcamp is charged as an accomplice to the murder of her 3-year-old daughter, Arabella Parker in October 2019. According to the Daily Item, the case is set to begin jury selection on Feb. 7 but a new ruling may delay the trial. Delcamp was charged by state police, when Delcamp knew about Arabella’s abuse and did nothing to prevent it.

 

UPMC NEW PRESIDENT

UPMC has promoted Patti Jackson-Gehris to chief operating officer of UPMC in North Central Pa. and president of UPMC Williamsport, effective Tuesday, Feb. 1. According to Sun Gazette, Jackson-Gehris brings upwards of 30 years of progressive experience including extensive background in strategic health care planning. As interim chief operating officer, UPMC in North Central Pa., and interim president of UPMC Williamsport since August 2021, Ms. Jackson-Gehris has had a hand in developing  UPMC Williamsport into a regional center of excellence and furthering the strategic outreach and footprint of UPMC in north central Pa.

 

COUNTRY CUPBOARD CLOSING

It has been in the community upwards of 50 years. The restaurant, Country Cupboard, located in Union County will close its doors by the end of the February. The announcement was made this morning by Chris Baylor, the CEO and co-owner.  According to the Daily Item, the 77,000-square foot Restaurant and Shops employs about 140 full- and part-time employees. It is the hope that many of the staff will transition to other businesses owned by Baylor-Hamm Companies.  Baylor said the current economic conditions partially played a role in the closure. As for now, he continued, there are immediate plays for the redevelopment of the property.

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