Need something to do in the area? Interested in shopping, good food, arts and artisans, and area attractions?
Check all of these and more in 24-page The North Branch Art Trail Summer Guide, a free publication produced by the Kitson Arts Alliance of Tunkhannock and published by “The Review” daily newspaper in Towanda. Included is a listing and map of the 10-day North Branch Summer Artisans Tour, Aug 10-19. Look for the special Artisans Tour Stop signs posted at each location.
It was featured as an insert in “The Susquehanna Independent” (Montrose) on Wed., Aug 8; and will be included in the “Owego Pennysaver” and the “Sunday Review” Towanda, on Sun Aug 12. Additional copies are available at each advertiser’s location.
“We’re very pleased to release our Summer Guide,” said KAA Executive Director Dan Tompkins. “It’s a wonderful way to showcase all of the wonderful area talent in Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier. Our tour locations are ideal for day trips.”
The guide covers 35 locations in Bradford, Susquehanna, Sullivan, Wyoming, Lackawanna and Luzerne counties in Pennsylvania, and Chemung, Tioga and Broome counties in the Southern Tier of New York, Tompkins added.
Interesting features of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region are also highlighted. Look for Rick Hiduk’s informative article on such places as the beautifully renovated Troy Sale Barn in Bradford County, and new signage and an interesting interpretive panel depicting area history in Forksville at the junction of state routes 87 and 154.
Wyoming County’s historic and beautiful scenic attractions include the downtown Tunkhannock Historic District, free art galleries at the Wyoming County Cultural Center in the Dietrich Theater and the historic Wyoming County Courthouse, and information on the county’s delightful parks and vistas.
Don’t forget to stop in Montrose to check out the new Susquehanna County Heritage Attractions sign showing many historical sites in Montrose, Forest City and Susquehanna Depot – including the famous railroad viaducts in Nicholson and Susquehanna. Monuments honoring the early history of African-Americans in the area and the roots of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon Church) are also noted.
If you’re into collecting vintage baseball cards, Patrick K Robinson’s fascinating article on collecting baseball cards is a must-read. Chuckle at his anecdote of a $95 flea market purchase. He also has lucked out with a Whitey Ford rookie card and two cards coming from the former Topps chewing gum factory in Lackawanna County: a 1952 Mickey Mantle and a 1954 Willie Mays.