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“We truly appreciate all of your input and cooperation during the creation and finalization of the SOGs,” Stiefel said. “It has been a long process, but we believe we have a good solid working foundation. We understand that it will take time for our staff and field units to become proficient with the changes.”

Earlier this week, Joe Kleinbauer, owner of 28 N. Market St. in Lewisburg, said he was informed that the building now leased by Vivace Music Center owner Nathan Fisher would be available by May. The spacious building is now listed for sale or lease.

Each year more than half of Americans fail to use all their time off, creating a stockpile of 662 million unused vacation days. In Pennsylvania, an estimated 45 percent of workers have unused vacation time totaling more than 23 million days statewide.

By planning, Americans can reap all the benefits of taking a break while giving themselves something to look forward to throughout the year. The Susquehanna River Valley Visitors Bureau is a one stop shop for all your vacation planning needs.

At the Visitors Bureau, located at the intersection of Route 15 and Hafer Road, next to Country Cupboard, in Lewisburg, community members can pick up the Official Guide to the Susquehanna River Valley, which provides details on more than 300 businesses, organizations, events and activities. The Visitors Bureau also offers dozens of brochures on specialty interest areas, including wineries and breweries, ice cream shops, driving tours, hiking and biking paths, homegrown food markets, local history and outdoor activities.

Residents unable to come to the Visitors Bureau in person can have information and brochures mailed to them at no charge by calling 570-524-7234 or emailing Digital copies of brochures, a calendar of events, contact information for businesses and more information is available on the Bureau’s website,

Thirty county employees received instruction on “Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse,” as part of the Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance training. The PFSA trains thousands of mandated reporters statewide each year, Matulewicz wrote in a press release.

“Delivering safe and reliable electric service is just a part of our commitment to the communities PPL Electric Utilities serves,” Witter said. “As a founding partner in Focus, PPL helps create strong and healthy communities where business and residential customers thrive.”

PPL Electric Utilities provides electric delivery service to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses in Pennsylvania and ranks among the best utility companies in the country for customer service and reliability. With 2,300 employees, PPL Electric Utilities is a major employer in the communities it serves. It is a subsidiary of PPL Corporation. For more information, visit

“Our region will benefit greatly from the generous commitment of PPL Electric Utilities,” Bryson said. “Investors in Focus recognize that the regional partnership, a proactive approach to growing the area is more effective and competitive; and benefits all people and businesses in the region by providing increased tax revenues and creating new economic activity.”

Focus Central Pennsylvania is part of a committed team in the region that is driving economic development for communities in Centre, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union, Snyder and Mifflin communities. The mission of Focus is to attract and support expansion of capital investment that creates quality career opportunities for the families of Central Pennsylvania. Focus proactively connects with site location consultants and companies looking to expand. This work helps our communities become an even greater place to live and work.

Since 1987, The Needy Family Fund, sponsored by The Daily Item, Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. and BB&T Bank, along with the Degenstein Foundations, has raised more than $2.7 million during the holidays to assist the Valley’s less fortunate. It is administered by Salvation Army citadels in Milton and Sunbury.