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Member News – December 22, 2021

MARC (Montour Area Recreation commission) Announces Release of New Chillisquaque Creek Watershed Mapping and Visitors’ Information

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Blessed with abundant natural resources and more than 300 years of recorded settlement history, the Chillisquaque Creek Watershed is rich in history and resources alike.  Encompassing an area of approximately 112 square miles in Montour, Northumberland, Columbia, and Lycoming Counties, the watershed includes more than 200 miles of waterways, including approximately 17.5 miles of the Chillisquaque Creek, from Washingtonville Borough to the creek’s confluence with the West Branch Susquehanna River, navigable by small watercraft during much of the year.

Numerous organizations – including the Montour County Conservation District, Chillisquaque-Limestone Watershed Association, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bucknell University, Washingtonville Revitalization Committee, and MARC – have been working to rehabilitate, protect, and promote the Chillisquaque Creek Watershed.

MARC recognizes the tremendous potential of the Chillisquaque Creek and the roadways, landscapes, and rural communities within the watershed and is working to promote the cultural and recreational opportunities available in the area.  With funding support by the Community Giving Foundation’s 2021 Danville Youth in Philanthropy program and the Montour County Commissioners’ Tourism Fund, administered by the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, MARC has been working to identify, map, and promote the many resources within the watershed. 

MARC is pleased to release the new Chillisquaque Creek Watershed map and web page, intended to familiarize residents and visitors alike with the many natural and cultural points of interest throughout the watershed and to better allow all to understand the interrelatedness of the watershed’s many features.  MARC thanks the following contributors for their significant support of this project: Tyler Dombroski – Mayor, Washingtonville Borough; Kit Kelley – Washingtonville Revitalization Committee; and Van Wagner – local environmental educator.

In the coming weeks and months, MARC will be releasing new brochures and mapping of bicycling routes in and around the Chillisquaque Creek watershed and a new paddlers’ map and brochure for the Chillisquaque Creek.  In partnership with the Washingtonville Revitalization Committee and other partners, MARC plans to host a stream cleanup event and a paddling event on the Chillisquaque Creek in 2022 and is working to develop new public access locations along the stream.

MARC thanks the many individuals and organizations working toward a bright future for the Chillisquaque Creek Watershed and the Montour County region.  The combined efforts make Montour County an increasingly great place to live, work, learn, and play.

McKonly & Asbury to Host January Webinar: Best Practices in Cash Flow Management

This free, one-hour webinar will take place on Thursday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. One “Other (Management)” CPE credit is available for this webinar. The level for this CPE is basic and there are no prerequisites for attending. This program is a live webinar which offers the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the presenters.

Attendees of this McKonly & Asbury Webinar will gain insight on the following:
  • How cash flow is defined
  • Best practices in review of profit and loss and balance sheet activity
  • Cash flow and impacts to valuation

Join David Blain, Partner and Director of Entrepreneurial Support & Client Accounting along with Lindsay Young, Senior Manager and Leader in the Entrepreneurial Services Group as they provide guidance on best practices in cash flow management to help organizations and businesses best monitor use of cash for business decision making purposes

Bloomsburg Children’s Museum Announces Gingerbread Competition Winners

The Bloomsburg Children’s Museum, 2 West 7th Street, is currently hosting its 6th Annual Gingerbread Competition. They received over 50 entries. The gingerbread creations are currently on display during regular Museum hours (Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). They will remain on display through Saturday, January 8, 2022.

Winners are listed below and pictures can be found here.


1st Place Child- Eleanor Harte
2nd Place Child- Ellen Mika
3rd Place Child- Raleigh Olsen
Honorable Mention Child-Addison McCormick
Honorable Mention Child- Sullivan Harte
Honorable Mention Child- Isaac Allbeck 
Honorable Mention Child-Eleanor Houser
1st Place Family/Adult- Megan Allen
2nd Place Family/Adult- Nicole Allbeck
3rd Place Family/Adult- Christine Luschas
Director Choice Family/Adult- Karen Rauch
Staff Pick Family/Adult- Denise Bosworth
1st Place Kits- Etta Leighton
2nd Place Kits- Megan Allen
3rd Place Kits- Jen Spangler
1st Place Schools- Emmie Rowe from Central Columbia High School
2nd Place Schools-Evan Huckans & Izaiah Wynings from Central Columbia High School
3rd (tie) Schools- Kylie, Tessa, Madison from Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School
3rd (tie) Schools- Hannah, Laura, Darrien, Fabian from Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School
Staff Pick Schools- Hailee Blue and Mikayla Martinez from Columbia-Montour Area Vocational Technical School
1st Place Student- Hazel Gatski
2nd Place Student- Charlotte Olsen

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