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  • 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”.

  • About Town: Covered Bridges 1

    At one time, there were roughly 14,000 covered bridges in the United States. Today, there are less than 900. Nineteen in Columbia County. While providing shelter is their major function, they also have a more romantic use: giving courting couples a place for privacy. Earning the nickname “Kissing Bridges”. Take a trip to Columbia County to view these structural beauties and spend some time “About Town”.

  • About Town: Bloomsburg Fair

    For a week every fall, the only town in Pennsylvania gets a little bigger.  “Welcome to the Bloomsburg Fair” – Paul Reichart, Bloomsburg Fair President From a small group that gathered in 1855, it became the largest fair in the state. Going strong for 162 years, it has overcome fires and major flooding. Only canceling once! Through many changes, the message stays the same:  “Join us at the fair!” – Paul Reichart, Bloomsburg Fair President

  • About Town: Montrose

    With a lake at its base and welcoming tree lined streets, Montrose is a jewel of the northern tier. In the mid 1700s settlers from New England came to Montrose. Eventually incorporating in 1824. Inspired by the communities they came from, settlers built stately homes, public greens, and a courthouse. This mountain community makes Montrose a nice place to spend some time “About Town”.