CMVB Family Fun Fest Saturday, June 22, 2013 Food - Crafts- Entertainment And a TRAIN RIDE Trains leave at 11:30am and 1:30pm Tickets $10.00 (Babes-In-Arms do not pay) If a child takes a seat the cost is $10.00 Tickets are cash & must be purchased in person at Berwick Borough Hall Monday - Friday 8am-5pm Train Cars are NOT Handicapped Accessible but staff will make every attempt to assist boarding individuals with special needs. TRAINS DEPARTS ON TIME at South Eaton Street at the Berwick Test Track. Be there 15 minutes prior to departure. There are no refunds or exchanges if you miss the train.
Street Sweeping Schedule of UnSigned Streets
Street Sweeping List of unsigned Streets
5-1-13 North Side of the following Streets: East Eighth St. From the Borough line to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Ninth St. From the Borough line to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Tenth St. From the Borough line to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM
5-2-13 South side of the following Streets: East Eleventh St. from Pine St. to The Borough line 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Twelfth St. From Market to the Borough line 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Thirteenth St. from Market St. to the Borough line 7:00AM to 10:00AM
5-3-13 North side of the following Streets: East eleventh St. from the Borough line to Pine St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Twelfth St. from the Borough line to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Thirteenth St. from the Borough line to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM
5-7-13 South side of the following Streets: East Fourteenth St. from Market St. to Walnut St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Fifteenth St. from Market St. to Walnut St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Sixteenth St. from Market St. to Walnut St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM Duval St. from Pine St. Salem St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM
5-8-13 North side of the following Streets: East Fourteenth St. from Walnut St. to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Fifteenth St. from Walnut St. to Market St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM East Sixteenth St. from Market St. to Walnut St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM Duval St. from Salem St. to Pine St. 7:00AM to 10:00AM
5-9-13 South side of the following Streets: Charles St. from Heights Rd. to Chestnut St. Elm St. from N. Market St. to Jessup St. Martz St. from Jessup St. to Bowers Ln. Mary St. from Heights Rd. to Bowers Ln. Pearl St. From Jessup St. to Bowers Ln.
5-10-13 North side of the following Streets: Charles St. from Chestnut St to Heights Rd. Elm St. from Jessup St. to N. Market St. Martz St. from Bowers Ln. to Jessup St. Mary St. from Bowers Ln. to Heights Rd. Pearl St. from Bowers Ln. to Jessup St.
5-14-13 East side of the following Streets: North Market St. from Martzville Rd. to End. Arbor St from N. Market St. to End. N. Vine St. from Martzville Rd. to End
5-15-13 West Side of the following Streets: N. Market St. from End to Martzville Rd. Arbor St. from End to N. Market St. N. Vine St. from end to Martzville Rd.
5-16-13 East Side of the following Streets: Bowman St. from W. 3rd St. to Cemetery St. Vine St. from end to W. 9th St. Grant St. from W. 3rd St. to Wooden St. Maple st. from Wooden St. to W. 9th St. Oak St. from W. 9th St. to W. 3rd St. Fowler St. from W. 2nd St. to W. 3rd St.
5-17-13 West side of the following Streets: Bowman St. from Cemetery St to W. 3rd St. Vine St. from W. 9th St. to the End. Grant St. from Wooden St. to W. 3rd St. Maple St. from W. 9th St. to Wooden St. Oak St. from W. 9th St. to W. 3rd St. Fowler St. from W. 3rd St. to W. 2nd St.
5-21-13 South side of the following Streets: Jackson St. from Vine St. to Mulberry St. Cemetery St. from Mulberry St. to Market St. W. 6th St. from Vine St. to Mulberry St. W. 8th St. from Vine St. to Mulberry St. W. 9th St. from Oak St. to Market St. W. 10th St. from Vine St. to Market St.
5-22-13 North side of the following Streets: Jackson St. from Mulberry St. to Vine St. Cemetery St. from Market St. to Mulberry St. W. 6th St. from Mulberry St. to Vine St. W. 8th St. from Mulberry St. to Vine St. W. 9th St. from Market St. to Oak St. W. 10th St. from Market St. to Vine St.
5-23-13 East side of the following Streets: Mulberry from W. 11th St. to Martzville Rd. South Side of the following Streets: Columbia Ave. from Vine St. to Market St. Garfield Ave. From Market St. To Mulberry St.
5-24-13 West side of the following Streets: Mulberry St. from Martzville Rd. to 11 St. North side of the following Streets: Columbia Ave from Market St. to Vine St. Garfield Ave from Market St. to Mulberry St.
Get ready for Berwick Dumpster Day Saturday May 18, 2013.
More information will be here as it becomes available.
Street Sweeping Starting Up
STREET SWEEPING STARTING UP
Be sure to follow street hours and parking restrictions posted on your street. Failure to do so can result in a traffic ticket issued by the Police Department. Some streets do not have posted hours and will be swept as times allows. We will do our best to advertise ahead of time for these streets.
Come Celebrate BERWICK
The Berwick Community along with the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is organizing a spring event entitled “Celebrate Berwick”, to be held throughout Front Street on Saturday, May 11th, 2013. Our goal is to rejuvenate the Berwick area while creating a positive image of the community and region. This event will encourage people to visit Berwick while showing off the community.
Celebrate Berwick Front Street Festival will include large planned activities along Front Street throughout the Borough. We already have begun to plan the large activities and contacted businesses along Front Street in order to create a Front Street Festival.
If you are a business along Front Street or in the Berwick area and you would like to get involved, please contact Amy Shortlidge at email@example.com or 752-3601. Business Applications can be found here.
Sponsorships are available at all levels and can be found here.
Sidewalk sales will be the main attraction in the downtown. If you are a crafter or non-profit organization that would like to set up applications can be found here.
Fun For All at the 2012 Bass Tournament and Family Fun Festival
The Bass Tournament and Family Fun Festival was a beautiful June weekend at Test Track Riverfront Park off of S. Eaton St. in Berwick. The weekend began bright and early for fisherman on Saturday, but everyone eagerly entered the water anxiously hoping to win the big pay out.
Later in the morning the PPL FunFest Express was busy with guests waiting to take a travel back in time. The train took two trips on Saturday for all the guests excited to experience this special trip. It was apparent that everyone loves a train ride when travelers young and old were all smiles waiting for the train to take off. The ride lasted about an hour and was a special kind of fun. If you didn’t get to experience it this year you will not want to miss next year’s event!
The festival was hustling and bustling around lunch time as guests enjoyed a fresh squeezed orangeade from Klinger’s Fresh Fruit Cup on this hot weekend. There were lines at John the Greek’s and Hewlett’s Hot Sausage stand with people waiting to get their fair favorites. People also congregated around the St. Joseph’s Church food stand wondering what a fireball is as they enjoyed a hot fresh potato pancake. No one minded the heat though because the canopy of trees in Test Track Park makes this festival naturally shaded. The weather was gorgeous and the food was delicious. Not to mention all the crafters and informational stands to browse through. There was enough to keep you occupied all afternoon.
Kids also had a great time at the Family Fun Festival getting their faces painted by Pickles the Clown and winning a gold fish at the fish bowl stand. Children got to experience nature by feeding butterflies at Folk’s Butterfly Farm which was definitely a unique opportunity. Pony Party Paradise had pony rides for kids and a free petting zoo. There was also a bouncy house, magician, and Woody Wolfe singing children’s favorites.
The fish weigh-ins began in the afternoon on Saturday and the 70 boats pulled into shore to weigh there catch. Some were happy and others were not, but almost everyone was tired. The top Placers on Saturday were invited back on Sunday to finish the event. After the weigh-ins and the tallies were totaled from both days the announcers took the stage to award the top ten teams. The grand prize winners were Harry Wert and William Showers who posed proudly with their $5,000 winnings. Throughout the weekend over $12,500 was awarded to fisherman for lunker fish and placing in the top ten. This is truly one of the best tournaments around if you enjoy fishing.
The weekend came to a close on Sunday with a concert by local favorite DYN. This festival and tournament was a wonderful event for the Berwick community and travelers to come out and experience the beauty of Test Track Park. Plans are already in the works to make next year’s event even more fun!
This event is planned and developed by the Columbia County Bassmasters, the Columbia Montour Visitor’s Bureau, the Columbia County Commissioners, and the Borough of Berwick. If you enjoyed this event or have suggestions for next year please feel free to contact us at City Hall. We hope you enjoyed this year’s Bass Tournament and Family Fun Festival and we can’t wait to see you next year!
Travel Advisory April 25, 2013
April 25, 2013
Route 11 Reconstruction Project in Berwick Updated
Montoursville – The contractor working on Route 11 through Berwick plans to continue the reconstruction of a portion of Front Street through the business district next week.
On Monday, April 29, Barletta Materials and Construction, Inc. will switch lanes and begin excavating the right lane of Front Street from near Dunkin Donuts to Market Street, place sub-base material, and place two of the three new layers of blacktop. This phase is expected to be completed by Wednesday, May 8, weather permitting.
The third and final layer of blacktop will be placed after the Celebrate Berwick Festival, which is scheduled for Saturday, May 11.
Motorists are reminded that there will be no parking on either side of Front Street while this work is being completed but the sidewalks and businesses will remain open. One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the work.
There will be several days where Mulberry Street will be closed while the excavation and paving work are completed.
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Get Ready For Riverfest '13
Mark your calendars because on October 11-13, 2013 the Borough of Berwick will be having the third annual Berwick Riverfest. This event will be held at Test Track Riverfront Park off of S. Eaton Street by the Kmart Plaza along Rt. 11 in Berwick.
Berwick Riverfest has become a yearly attraction for the community. With the recent grant awards to improve Test Track Riverfront Park, the renewed community interest to promote the area, and with the overwhelming beauty of this hidden gem, the Borough of Berwick has so much to be celebrating.
The Berwick Riverfest '13 will feature: A Car Cruise-In, a Logging Competition, a Festival featuring delicious food, unique crafts, novelties, and collectible items, a FREE concert on Saturday featuring the Tommy Guns Band, Fireworks Saturday evening, games, rides, and much much more!
Are you interested in being a food vendor, crafter, or having an info. stand at Berwick Riverfest?
Click below or contact Nancy at Berwick City Hall to find out how you can become a vendor! Call 570-752-2723 ext. 15 today!
Please click the links below for more information on how to become a vendor at Berwick Riverfest: Vendor Letter
The Borough of Berwick passed a Resolution on February 18, 2013 announcing publicly that the Borough of Berwick will name the Flat Iron Park Project “THE GARY HEIMBACH PARK”.
Mr. Heimbach was invited to attend the meeting on the premise of receiving thanks from the Borough Council for his years of service to the community. About 70 residents came to City Hall to hear the announcement which was met with great applause. Gary was very surprised and humble at the same time. The press also attended and took pictures of the event. An article with photos appeared the next day in the Press Enterprise of Bloomsburg. A map of the project is on display at Borough Hall for viewing.
Gary is recognized for his invaluable years of dedication for the betterment of the Borough of Berwick. If you would like to contribute to the plaque to be placed in the park honoring Gary please contact Camille Laubach at the Berwick Area YMCA 752-5981 or Cathy Stalega at Stalega Associates 759-0017.