National 811 Day: Well, we missed it, but this reminder is worth passing along. Tuesday was Aug. 11, which is recognized as National 811 Day. Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania wanted to remind home…

THE NIGHT CLERK: Here is the continuation of “The Night Clerk” from a previous column.

THE NIGHT CLERK: After finding this narrative of the experience of a night clerk in the Aug. 10, 1880, edition of The Era, we had to share it.

LAWNS: Mowing the lawn may lead to frustration because there are various areas in your yard that are brown instead of green.

FAKE NEWS: In a time when finding out accurate information is difficult and what is known about the coronavirus pandemic is said to change on a regular basis, fake news is a significant concern.

TAKING PUPS TO STATE PARKS: The Departments of Agriculture and Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) recently provided Pennsylvanians interested in taking their canines to the parks with t…

PUBLIC INPUT: The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn invited public input in an online survey helping DCNR chart the future course for forestlands in P…

FOR PA LANDOWNERS: DCNR has announced “Buffer My Stream,” a program to encourage 10,000 Pennsylvania landowners with streams on their property to improve water quality and lessen erosion by pl…

SCRATCHING: No, we’re not talking about mosquito bites. We’re talking about the Pennsylvania lottery.

BLUEBERRIES: We’re in the peak of blueberry season in northwestern PA, which runs from mid-June to mid-August. This tasty snack, enjoyed by humans and animals alike, can be eaten as they are o…

PANDEMIC POEM: Era reader Jeanne Lowe of Eldred shared a poem she has written during the coronavirus. We are passing it along for the enjoyment of our readers.

SEAWARD AVENUE: Dean Fox reached out to the newsroom and shared a few more points on the history of Seaward Avenue.

SAVE THE CANAL: DCNR is partnering with Delaware Canal 21, a Point Pleasant-based non-profit and the Bucks and Northampton County governments to investigate sustainable ways to ensure maintena…

PET ANXIETY: Having a pet means help with relaxing and a comforting friend during tough times. However, the downside of a lot of time at home means the possibility of negative behavior from th…

LIVE LONGER: The Penn State Extension recently shared tips for living a longer and fuller life, based on regions where people tend to live longer and happier lives. These five areas, referred …

LETCHWORTH: Letchworth State Park in New York State, known as “The Grand Canyon of the East” has been named the top State Park in America for 2020.

HISTORY CLARIFICATION: In The Era’s RTS Tuesday, we began sharing a historical narrative of the Seaward Avenue area, sent to us by an Era reader. We received an update on the material printed …

TEQUILA: Today is National Tequila Day, and the increasingly warm weather has many people looking to up their cocktail game. During the month of June, 12,100 online searches were completed for…

CHURCH: This is our third and concluding column sharing the history of the Seaward Avenue area. In this portion, the history begins with Emanuel Lutheran Church.

APPLES AND A SCHOOLHOUSE: The historical narrative of the Seaward Avenue area, provided to us by a loyal reader, continues below.

CALI: Bradford resident Donald Neal stopped by recently, providing us with some new poetry to share.

TRIP: With the coronavirus hanging around, this might be a good year to think about a road trip rather than a traditional vacation.

TOUR: The World War I museum app is ready, which will allow anyone interested to virtually wander through the past, traveling the National WWI Memorial, currently under construction in Washing…

MORE BEANS: Rocco Camas of Bradford shared some different reasons for why some people grow pole beans.

INVADER!: An Era reader recently shared an unexpected guest that was trapped in her bird feeder.

FRENCH FRY DAY: Monday was National French Fry Day. In honor of the holiday, even though we are a day late, we will share some interesting details about one of nation’s favorite foods.

POLE BEANS: After reading our columns on beans last week, Bob Rusiewski added his two cents on why he prefers growing pole beans.

HEAT: It’s been pretty hot lately, and AAA East Central has issued a reminder for people to be especially vigilant about keeping children and pets safe from vehicular heatstroke.

SUMMER: With COVID-19 continuing to place limitations on social activities and engagements, people may increasingly turn to grilling, fire pits, and other at-home outdoor activities this summe…

WARM WEATHER SAFETY MINUTE: With summer officially here, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is kicking off its “Warm Weather Safety Minute” campaign, highlighting simple tips anyone can follow to st…

GROWING BEANS, PART 2: Beans benefit from soil that has been mixed with a bit of compost. After planting, mulch the ground surface to preserve soil moisture and deter weeds. Be sure that the p…

GROWING STRING BEANS: For a beginning vegetable gardener, snap beans, aka string beans (Phaseolus vulgaris), can be one of the most rewarding vegetables to grow. There is almost as much variet…

America: Donald Neal, a Bradford resident, shared this poem with us in honor of America and the beauty of our nation.

STAY SAFE: The Fourth of July is just ahead, a time when people typically enjoy the summer holiday with backyard barbecues, fireworks or water fun. But this year, celebrating Independence Day …