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Member News – May 31, 2017

Member News

Knoebels Voted Favorite Traditional Amusement Park for Fifth Straight Year

For the fifth consecutive year, Knoebels Amusement Park was voted the Favorite Traditional Park in the National Amusement Park Historical Association’s (NAPHA) 31st annual Amusement Park and Attractions Survey. Knoebels was also named the Best Park for Families, beating out Walt Disney World among many others, and the Phoenix was named the Favorite Wooden Roller Coaster.


North Shore Railroad Garners Third Industry Award of the Year

North Shore Railroad (NSHR) was recognized last week as the Norfolk Southern (NS) “Short Line of the Year” at NS’ Short Line Convention held in Norfolk, Va. NSHR’s Lycoming Valley Railroad in Lycoming County and Union County Industrial Railroad also received NS 250 Business Initiative Awards at the same event. This marks the third highly coveted industry award that NSHR has garnered this year. In March, it received an American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association marketing award, as well as the Railway Age Short Line Railroad of the Year honor.

Pennsylvania State Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver commented, “I applaud the commitment and dedication of the employees and leadership of North Shore Railroad for rising to the challenge and meeting and exceeding the needs in the transportation network. North Shore Railroad has been integral for the transportation industry in our area and our state, and I wish them many years of continued success.”


Attend a Yoga Mala Event to Help Beautify Downtown Danville

Join your community in raising awareness and funds to help beautify downtown Danville as you help Mill Street become a thriving and vibrant downtown destination for everyone to enjoy. A yoga mala event will bring together community members to support this common cause this Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m at Goose Cove Field at the Montour Preserve. Those that attend will be guided through 108 sun-salutations to honor growth, transformation, and new beginnings. This is a donation-based event, and the public is welcome. All donations raised will help provide for new public amenities such as bicycle racks, flowers and decorative plant potters, benches, and much more in downtown Danville.


Free Cancer Screenings in Bloomsburg

Geisinger Health System will provide free skin cancer screenings next Tuesday, June 6 from 1–4 p.m. at Geisinger Bloomsburg, 2407 Reichart Road, Bloomsburg. Appointments are required. To register, visit or call 800-275-6401.


First Columbia Hosts Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for New Danville Branch

First Columbia will celebrate the opening of its new community banking office at 400 Walnut St., Danville, with a ribbon cutting and a pair of grand opening events next week. The ribbon cutting will be held on Thursday, June 8 at 8 a.m. at the new branch. Then, later that day, as well as the following day, June 9, there will be a pair of public grand opening events from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., which will feature community picnic buffets.  


Next First Step Seminar in Bloomsburg Set for June 9

Have you ever thought about starting your own business, but weren’t quite sure if it would be right for you? Or maybe you want to know what paperwork you need in order to open your doors? These and several other common questions for small businesses will covered at the next First Step Seminar given by the Wilkes University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on Friday, June 9, at noon at the Downtown Bloomsburg, Inc. Business Incubator, 151 E. Main St., Bloomsburg. Laura Haden of the SBDC will speak about the different legal structures a business can be, how to write a business plan and create financial projections, and much more. Cost is $15 for the First Step book. Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is preferred. Register by calling 570-408-4334, email or online at

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