GO BILLS!: Eric Jones, sculptor and caricature artist, told Era staff in October his favorite medium is snow.

GET PAID TO EAT CANDY: A Canadian candy distributor, Candy Funhouse, wants to hire people to eat candy for a year.

PA VISITOR WELCOME GUIDE: The Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the newest version of their wildly popular Visitor Welcome Guide/Adventure Planner has arrived.

COUDERSPORT: Cindy Ross, a regular contributor to Pennsylvania magazine, spent a weekend in Coudersport, and the experience made it into the Jan/Feb 2021 installment of the magazine.

WINTER SAFETY FOR KIDS: Safe Kids Pennsylvania has provided additional tips for keeping kids safe during the snowy months, these for winter sports and fire safety.

PA’S MOST MISERABLE DAY OF THE YEAR: Ezvid Wiki, a video wiki, software and media company, polled 3,000 people to find out which month of the year we consider the gloomiest.

RECOGNIZING LOCAL HEROES: The nationally recognized holiday of Law Enforcement Appreciation Day is Jan. 9 each year. While this day has already passed us by, we thought it worthwhile to share …

SAVING: We’re into January a bit, and wondering how those New Year’s resolutions are going.

STATE FOREST PRODUCTS REPORT: In Fall 2020, during National Forest Products Week, the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council released a report detailing the State of the Forest Products In…

ANGRY: A survey for the website Alcohol.org says that Pennsylvanians were among the angriest Americans in 2020.

SHEET PAN EGGS: Sometimes, we are looking for a fast, efficient, and tasty meal, and balancing our desires to cook at home with the realities of time and a busy schedule. When your situation r…

AVOID PREVENTABLE INJURIES DURING THE WINTER: Winter weather brings great opportunities for families to enjoy activities together even in these unusual times. As the weather can be unpredictab…

HOPE: Rose Hager of Bradford shared a poem written by her late husband, Robert, with us. The poem, titled “Bob’s Prayer” was written around Christmas 2005 but still rings true for today’s stru…

LOOKING FOR HELP: Candice Snyder of North Carolina has an interesting request. We hope that our readers might be able to help.

BUTTER SCULPTURES: The Department of Agriculture announced a new opportunity for Pennsylvanians to bring the Pennsylvania Farm Show into their homes — by inviting them to craft their own butte…

NO PAPER FRIDAY: Due to the holiday, there will not be a paper printed on Friday. The first edition of The Bradford Era for 2021 will be printed Saturday.

FOREST STEWARDSHIP WEBINARS: For over 15 years Penn State Extension has partnered with the Clarion County Forest Stewardship Committee, The Woodland Owners of the Clarion/Allegheny Valley, DCN…

BOXING DAY: Today is Boxing Day. Traditionally, it is a day of giving to those in need. However, it is also a popular shopping day in today’s society. Boxing Day is a national holiday in the U…

ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME BIRD: Biologists made a “once-in-a-lifetime” discovery of a bird that’s male on the right side and female on the left. The rose-breasted grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus), …

WINTER PLANT MANAGEMENT: Depending on the types of vegetation present, there are a number of invasive species management activities that are useful in the winter season.

SAFETY TIPS, CONTINUED: Below are safety tips for winter weather in case of travel or a power outage.

WINTER WEATHER SAFETY: The Red Cross offered steps to keep you and your family safe this winter season, in light of the forecast for snow for Wednesday and today:

GENEROUS KINDNESS: A local resident shared an uplifting story with the newsroom that occurred recently, during the busy holiday season.

TODAY: Dec. 12 is a big day in Pennsylvania’s history.

POETRY: To our delight, here in the newsroom, we received mail from Kane resident and poet Frances Haight. While sadly we no longer receive poetry written by Frances herself, she passed along …

FIRE/COVID SAFETY: The Wolf Administration shared Home Heating Tips, considering the fact that this time of year is when we need to think about furnace maintenance:

PREVENT ID THEFT: As the COVID-19 Pandemic forces people to make adjustments to their lives, online outlets are preparing for an increase in virtual holiday shopping this year. This presents i…