Troy Town Band planning choir

The Troy Town Band is putting together a mass choir for band conductor Robert Oldroyd's last concert with the band.

It will feature the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus and other selections.

People are encouraged to join the chorus.The large rehearsals are going to be at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11 and at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16. All of these events will take place at the Troy High School Memorial Auditorium.

Oldroyd hopes to have a choir of 200 singers performing with the Town Band.

"Each town across Bradford County will have a small choir that everyone will prepare their music, then we will meet as a mass choir for the two rehearsals," he said.

If you would like to participate and would like information please contact Oldroyd at

Nutcracker to be shown at Rialto

Two free showings of The Nutcracker In 3D will be presented at the Rialto Theater on Nov. 30 in Canton. The screenings will take place at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The event, sponsored by Melinda's School of Dance and the Wheel Inn is a part of Canton Chamber of Commerce's light night festivities. The Rialto's presentation will be the only 3D renditions of the Nutcracker in Bradford County.

Marinsky Theatre's The Nutcracker is the world's first 3D Nutcracker ballet to be brought to life on the big screen. This performance of the Christmas classic was filmed at the historic Marinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia where the original Nutcracker was first performed over 120 years ago. Viewers will recognize many works from Tchaikovsky's timeless score, in particular the very popular Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

"This production is perfect for the whole family," said Chamber President Jodi Wesneski. "Canton's Light Night is a wonderful way to start the holiday season and the Nutcracker is synonymous with Christmas. It should put the whole town in a festive mood."

More information on the production and the showings at the Rialto is available from the Bradford County Regional Arts Cooperative at or on the BCRAC Facebook page.

Leak pickup scheduled in Canton

Canton Borough will be working with Troy Borough and their equipment, as was done in 2012, for leaf pickup.

Leaf pick up will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Friday, Nov. 22.

Residents should rake their leaves to the curb in front of their home and the vacuum will pick up the leaves.

Again, no bagged leaves will be picked up. There also shall be no garbage, twigs, branches or other waste raked to the curb with the leaves.

Due to damage to the equipment last year and major repairs that had to be made, the Borough Street Department will not pick up leaves that have large rocks or branches in them so that the equipment will not be damaged again. If residents have large rocks and/or branches that need to be picked up as well,

please put them in a separate pile and the Street Department will manually put those items in the back of the truck for disposal.

Any questions, please contact Borough Secretary Amy Seeley at the Canton Borough Hall at (570) 673-5700 or Street Superintendent Kurt Bastion at the Street Shed at (570) 673-3654.