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  • About Town Berwick

      Just inside of Columbia County, along the Susquehannar River, you’ll find the borough of Berwick. Settled by Welsh Quaker Evan Owen in 1769, Berwick has found success as a manufacturing location. With industries ranging from Stuart tanks to potato chips. When talking about Berwick, you can’t forget to mention football! The Bulldogs have 6 state championships and 3 national titles. Visit the hidden gem of Berwick and spend time exploring “About Town”.  

  • About Town Olyphant

    A few miles north of Scranton, along the Lackawanna River, you’ll find the borough of Olyphant. Incorporated in 1877 as Queen City, it was renamed after the president of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company. Olyphant became a coal mecca. So much so that Vice President Teddy Roosevelt came to help prevent a labor strike. Rich with history, Olyphant is a good place to spend time “About Town”.      

  • About Town Hawley

      Hidden away just north of Lake Wallenpaupack, you’ll find Hawley. Named after the first president of the Pennylvania Coal Company, the borough was formed in 1884. Settlers had been there nearly 100 years prior, however. The beautiful Paupack Falls were used to power the silk mill, which closed in the 1980’s. You definitely can’t miss the large bluestone building. Visit the tiny hamlet of Hawley, take a step into the past, and enjoy time “About Town”.  

  • About Town: Delaware Water Gap

    At the edge of Pennsylvania, you’ll find beautiful mountains and a flowing river. This is the Delaware Water Gap. In the late 1800’s, the tiny borough outside the national recreation area became one of the most popular tourist destinations in the east. Hotels, resorts, and transportation amenities sprang up. Allowing easier access to the area for big city residents. Take a trip to Delaware Water Gap and spend time admiring the beauty “About Town”.

  • About Town: Carbondale

    15 miles northeast of Scranton lies the “Pioneer City” of Carbondale. Its nickname came from the rise of the coal industry, as it was the location of the first deep vein anthracite mine in the country. Another first, Carbondale served as the starting point of the Gravity Railroad, which transported coal for the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company. Visit Carbondale and spend some time exploring “About Town”.  

  • About Town: Historic Bowman Field

    Constructed in 1926, Historic Bowman Field is the second oldest minor league park in the country. This baseball gem sits just outside of downtown Williamsport. Once home to the Williamsport Grays, the field has had many renovations over the years. The latest in 2017. Currently the Crosscutters call it home. Come to Lycoming County, take in a game, and enjoy the day “About Town”.

  • About Town: Danville

    In the late 1700’s William Montgomery settled along the Susquehanna River. His son Daniel soon followed and Danville was born. It’s place in history was forged at Montour Iron Works, with the creation of the T-Rail. Thus making railroad transportation safer. Danville middle school now stands where that first rail was made. Keeping the “Ironmen” tradition alive! A community that’s so proud of its heritage, makes Danville a great place to wander “About Town”.  

  • About Town: Pittston

    Mid way between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton lies the Quality Tomato Capital of the World: Pittston. Settled before the Revolutionary War, Pittston has served as a patriot fort, railroad and mining center, and industrial hub. Thanks to the rich soil, the city is known for their tomatoes! An honor they take very seriously. As seen in street signs, statues, and the famous summer festival. This small city with a rich history makes Pittston a great place to enjoy time “About Town”.

  • About Town: St. Clair

    This tiny community situated just 2 miles north of Pottsville is in the heart of the coal region. Incorporated in 1850, mining dominated the industry of St. Clair. With mining came residents of many ethnic backgrounds. These diverse backgrounds meant many different churches. Today, there are 9 within the 1.2 square mile community. Make the trek to Schuykill County to visit St. Clair and be inspired “About Town”.

  • About Town: Factoryville

    Although less than a square mile in size, Factoryville has a lot of character. Incorporated in 1883, this community got its name from a textile factory built by early settlers. Baseball great Christy Mathewson was born in Factoryville. He graduated from the then Keystone Academy and played for New York. Both teams sharing the name Giants Small in size, but large in history, Factoryville is a nice place to spend time “About Town”.

  • About Town: Christmas in Scranton

    At this time of year, when there’s a chill in the air Scranton comes alive with holiday flair. With displays, decorations, and lights aplenty The smiles on children’s faces are many. Wonder has be brought to young and old At Nay Aug, Household Outfitting, and The Globe   With happiness and joy spread all around See the holidays in Scranton and spend time “About Town”.  

  • About Town: Covered Bridges 2

    Of the nearly 200 covered bridges in Pennsylvania, the nineteen in Columbia County make up the third largest concentration in the state. Built in the mid to late 1800’s their unique shape provided shelter for travelers and added stability. Take a trip to Columbia County to view these structural beauties and spend some time “About Town”.

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