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Annually, when July 4th comes around, the people of America celebrate the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States of America as an Independent nation. The Town of Bloomsburg takes great pride in participating in this yearly celebration. In previous years, the Town of Bloomsburg has had various bands play, games to entertain children, food vendors, and a beautiful display of fireworks as entertainment for the town’s citizens to enjoy. As wonderful as this celebration is, it does not come without a cost. Bloomsburg Town Council, Town Staff and Bloomsburg University are continuing their hard work and efforts to make this year’s celebration as memorable as prior years. Together we are asking the citizens for help to collect funds needed to put on the event.
Citizens that enjoy the Bloomsburg’s Fourth of July event may make donations at www.TakeActionBU.org/fireworks. Donations by check are also accepted and must be made out to “BU Foundation” or “Bloomsburg University Foundation” with “Fireworks” added in the memo. Any additional proceeds donated will be deposited into an account and used towards the following years celebration.
Bloomsburg – The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation (BACF) announces grant opportunities for local nonprofit organizations serving the greater Bloomsburg area. This competitive grant round begins now and will continue into July. Approximately $10,000 is available in this grantround.
Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations are eligible to apply and 100% of requested funding from the above noted funds must be invested within Bloomsburg and surrounding areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Prior to beginning the grant application process, applicants are encouraged to watch a short tutorial. Interested applicants can find the tutorial and instructions for completing grant application online by visiting www.csgiving.org, clicking on “Receive” and then “Apply for a Grant”. Look for information under the heading “Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation”.
Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on May 28, 2019.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation was created in 1996 from the interest paid back on a loan borrowed by Magee Industrial Enterprises from a Federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The Town of Bloomsburg invested this interest to create the Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation.
The Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) and their grant process is administered by the CSCF. For more information, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930, ext. 2 or [email protected]
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First Annual Splash of Color 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run
Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Bloomsburg Town Pool, Corner of Catherine St. & Ft. McClure Blvd.
Register at runsignup.com or visit “1st Annual Splash of Color 5K” on Facebook!
Registration Open Now!
All proceeds benefit the Town Pool Renovation Project!
Splash of Color 5K Flyer
BUY FLOOD INSURANCE— Any house in Bloomsburg can be covered by a flood insurance policy. Detached garages and ac-cessory buildings are covered under the policy for the lot’s main building. Any agent can sell a policy and all agents must charge the same rates. “Get a flood insurance policy— it will help pay for repairs after a flood and in some cases it will help pay the costs of elevating a substantially damaged building”
ANYONE CAN PURCHASE FLOOD INSURANCE — RENTERS CAN BUY CONTENTS COVERAGE EVEN IF THE OWNER DOES NOT BUY STRUCTURAL COVERAGE
*Typically, there’s a 30 day waiting period from date of purchase before you policy goes into effect.*
Did you know ?Floods are the nation’s most common and costly natural disaster, causing billons of dollars in damage each year. Homeowners and renters insurance does not typically cover flood damage. Floods can happen anywhere. In fact, 98 percent of counties in the United States have ex-perienced a flood and more than 20 percent of flood claim come from properties outside the high–risk flood zone.
*JUST 1 INCH OF WATER CAN CAUSE $25,000 OF DAMAGE TO YOUR HOME*
PROPERTY PROTECTION MEASURES — in order to reduce flood losses, businesses and residents can take the following precautions:
1) Organize inventory for speedy removal to higher locations within a facility or off–site.
2) Install closures to prevent water backups through drains.
3) Elevate buildings above flood levels
4) Relocate furnaces and electrical panels to higher floors.
This message is part of the Town of Bloomsburg‘s Flood Task Force Outreach Information. Bloomsburg participates in FEMAs CRS program and all federally backed insurance policies are offered at a discounted rate.
MAINTAIN THE STORM DRAINS
Do your part to reduce the potential for flooding by checking the storm drains near your property. Storm drains help remove runoff water from properties and streets.
Learn more about the importance of proper storm water management and what you can do to help. The Pennsylvania State University Extension office provides a look at the import role home owners have in storm water management. Follow this link to learn more: https://extension.psu.edu/what-is-stormwater
The Public Works Department inspects and cleans the streets, channels and drainageways. Keeping them clear reduces the chances that blockages will cause flooding on adjacent properties. Several of the Town’s efforts depend on your cooperation and assistance.
Here is how you can help:Do not dump or throw anything into the channels or drainageways. Even grass clippings and branches can accumulate and plug channels. A plugged channel cannot carry water and when it rains the water has to go somewhere. Every piece of trash contributes to flooding. You can do your part in helping the drainage system work. Sweep or pick up your gutters to prevent blockages in the storm sewers. Pick up trash and fallen branches in the ditches. If you see dumping or debris in the channels or drainageways, contact the Public Works Departments at 570-784-2300. Always check with the Code Enforcement and Zoning Officer before you build on, alter, regrade, or fill on your property. A permit may be needed to ensure that projects do not cause problems on other properties.
This message is part of the Town’s Flood Task Force program for community outreach. Get informed on how flooding in Bloomsburg can affect you. Check out the flood information available on the Town website www.bloomsburgpa.org
Friday, December 14, 2018 will be the last day the Town of Bloomsburg Public Works Department will be picking up fall leaves.
Please call John Fritz at the Public Works Department 570-784-2300 if you have any questions or concerns.
If you ever needed specialized medical treatment which is not available locally, what would you do?
How would you travel to a clinic on a regular basis which is far away to receive that specialized care?
You may not feel well enough to drive, or the drive may take days.
Come to this free seminar at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport on December 15th to learn more about these services!
Presentations by the following organizations:
-Air Care Alliance -Pilot and Paws
-Angel Flights East -Air Care Alliance
-Patient Airlift Services -Veterans Airlift CommandThe Bloomsburg community is welcome to all three events on December 15th at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport (N13):
8:00am – 12:00pm / Fly-In Breakfast (Fundraiser)
11:00am-12:30pm- FREE SEMINAR
12:30pm- 2:30pm – Chili – Cook Off! (Fundraiser)
LUNCH MENU: Chili, Hot Dogs, Denny’s Famous Homemade Corn Bread
For Non-Chili lovers:Ty’s Homemade New England Clam Chowder Homemade Chicken Noodle
Dessert:BJ’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Join us at the Bloomsburg Municipal Airport on December 15th for the following events:
FLY-IN BREAKFAST (Fundraiser): 8:00am-12:00pm (Sponsor: Bloom Flyers & FAASTeam)
FREE SEMINAR: 11:00am-12:30pm
Please join us to learn how pilots volunteer their time to provide free air travel for patient care! Click to learn more:
LUNCH (Fundraiser): 12:30pm-2:30pm (Sponsor: Bloom Flyers & FAASTeam)
Chili – Cook Off! –Community WELCOME!
• Hot Dogs,
• Denny’s Famous Homemade Corn Bread!
For Non-Chili lovers:
• Ty’s Homemade New England Clam Chowder
• Homemade Chicken Noodle
BJ’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies
Fridays 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturdays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
TreeFest begins with Christmas tree growers donating trees to be trimmed. The trees are each sponsored by an area business or individual. Local entertainment is provided and visitors can start their Christmas shopping with the dozens of professional craft artisans. Don’t miss the gingerbread house contest and a special Chinese auction. The trees are donated to area families in need.
Cost: See event website
Host name: Laura Haden
Venue: Caldwell Consistory
150 Market St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-784-8181 – treefest.org
The WHLM Parade of Lights ushers Santa Claus and the Christmas season into Downtown Bloomsburg with cars, trucks, floats, boats and hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights! Parade leaves Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital parking lot, travels down Lightstreet Road onto Main Street, turns at Market Street and ends at the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds. Get more information at www.WHLM.com
Host name: WHLM
Venue: Downtown Bloomsburg
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-784-2522 – whlm.com
We will have several wineries, ice sculpting, wood carving, over 60 great crafters and many food vendors of all kinds. There will also be live reindeer, face painting, toy train and race car displays for the kids, horse and cart rides, pony rides, games for the kids. Capping Friday’s festivities will be the arrival of the beautiful Parade of Lights sponsored by WHLM Radio stations. Santa Claus will be riding with the Parade of Lights to the fairgrounds along with the beautiful floats. You can also have pictures taken with Santa on Saturday. We will also have tickets on sale
Town Public Works crew are collecting leaves daily now through Thanksgiving. The collection schedule follows the street maintenance signs posted on every street. Leaves should be raked to the curb in manageable piles for the vacuum truck to suck up. Please make sure not to have any rocks or other harmful debris in the pile as it will damage the collection equipment. The curbside collection is for leaves only. Reminder that all brush and branches can be taken to the Compost Site located at the corner of Sands and 11th Streets. The compost site is open on Wednesday’s 2:00p.m. until 5:00 p.m. in the fall and is also open Saturday’s from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Did you Know:
The leaves collected this year will be put in long windrows to decompose and will become ready to use compost next spring. Residents can pick up compost while the supply lasts at no charge.
Also residents can pick up ground up mulch at the compost site. The Town operates a large grinder for wood wastes collected throughout the year. This material can be picked up during the open hours. Loading is the responsibility of the individual, so bring your shovel or pitch fork