Western Bradford News Digest


Library events scheduled in Canton

During this week's Canton Borough Council meeting, council member Sheila Riggs provided an update on the activities at the Green Free Library in Canton.

Riggs, who is council's representative to the library, noted that a "Night of a Thousand Stars" will be held at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the library.

The event was held last year, as more than 40 people of all ages showed up as people read selections out loud that were meaningful to them.

She said the "Canton Kids' Movie Club" that started in August at the library has been a success, with an average of around 23 kids showing up each month to watch a movie. One is scheduled for 11 a.m. April 2 and 2 p.m. May 3. Also, she noted the annual used book sale will be held July 25-27. Each year, it has been held at the old Berk Store at the corner of Main and Troy streets in Canton. In addition, a dinner in honor of the 100th anniversary of both the library and the Rialto theater is being planned for later this year.


Jazz festival to held in Troy

The Bradford/Sullivan County Music Educators Association will host its Second Annual Jazz Festival on Monday, March 18, in Troy, according to a news release.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Troy Area Junior-Senior High School Memorial Auditorium, and will feature a lineup of student jazz ensembles from area high schools, performing a variety of music in Swing, Rock, Latin, Ballad, and Funk styles. Participating ensembles and their expected performance times are: Sayre High School Jazz Band (5:30 p.m.), Canton High School Vocal Jazz (5:55 p.m.), Northeast Bradford High School Jazz Band (6:20 p.m.), Wyalusing High School Early Morning [vocal] Jazz (6:45 p.m.), Wyalusing Junior-Senior High School Jazz Band (7:10 p.m.), Williamson High School Jazz Band (7:35 p.m.), Towanda Junior-Senior High School Jazz Band (8:05 p.m.), and the Troy Junior-Senior High School "Serenaders" Jazz Band (8:30 p.m.). Admission for the entire evening is $4 for adults, $2 for students and senior citizens. Tickets are available through participating schools, or they can be purchased at

the door. A single admission fee is good for the entire evening, but audience members are free to come and go between performances as they please. Throughout the evening, concessions will be available for purchase from the Troy Area Band Boosters. March is "Music in Our Schools" Month, and the public is asked to attend the BSCMEA Jazz Festival and help support and promote the music programs in local school districts.


Benefit planned in South Creek

The South Creek Lions Club is having a spaghetti dinner to raise funds to help Troy High school student Joshua Purcell to participate in a "Track & Field" event in Australia this summer, according to a news release.

The spaghetti dinner will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, at the South Creek Lions Hall Located on Route 14 in Gillett. The cost is $7 per person and includes dinner, salad, bread and a beverage.