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  1. After the disappointing cancellation of the Briggs Blues Festival in 2020, plans to proceed with 2021 festivals are in the making! Briggs Blues Festival was cancelled last year in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Briggs family are pushing forward and plan to proceed with the 2021 Festival. "We're excited to get back into doing it and to work on it, and we took some time off, and it wasn't really good for us to stop thinking about it and working on it. And I think our audience is going to feel the same way when they finally get a chance, and they have this to look forward to in July," said Dylan Briggs. Tickets will be going on sale at noon this coming Friday, for the three day festival scheduled in July. Shemekia Copeland and Ana Popovic are headlining this years festival. With 8000 people in attendance every year, this year is planning to be just as epic. The festival is scheduled for July 8-10. There isn't any updates regarding social distancing, and other precautions. Stay tuned for further updates.
  2. As of today, officials are planning to make the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds the centralized location for the COVID-19 Vaccinations when they become available to the public. The Bloomsburg Fairgrounds has been utilized recently for mass testing for COVID-19 testing. EMA Officials, and Columbia County Commissioners are making plans to also utilize the fairgrounds for a centralized location for vaccination distribution. Officials stated that the mass testing went on without complications and they are attempting to achieve the same results when COVID-19 vaccinations become available to the general public. Due to space, familiarity of the location and centralized location, the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds is the best option to handle the massive numbers expected to be in line for the COVID-19 vaccination. There will be some differences in traffic patterns, to compensate for the increased flow of traffic, and the Pa Dept of Health will expect persons receiving the vaccination to wait 15 min after vaccination to monitor for side effects and adverse reactions. There is no word yet on a date when the vaccination will be made available to the public. As of right now the vaccination is being prioritized by the Department of Health for healthcare workers, nursing home residents, and immuno-compromised persons. Officials of Columbia County states they will keep the general public informed on updates regarding release of the vaccination and procedures to ensure everyone can get the vaccination without complications. Columbia County online will keep you updated as needed on developments.
  3. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic ruling our lives recently, Berwick Historical Society has been hard at work behind the scenes, getting ready for a new exhibit. Just in time for the passing Halloween season, the Berwick Historical Society has just restored and opened an exhibit of the Old Berwick Jailhouse. The Old Carriage House, located at the Jackson Mansion is the site of the new exhibit. Jackson Mansion was built in the 1800’s, and served as a mansion, Town Hall, Berwick Police Department, and yes, our very own Jailhouse. In 1950, the Berwick Police Department took over the Carriage House and converted it into the Berwick Police Department. The police department served the members of the town of Berwick until 2009. As quoted by executive director of the Jackson Mansion, Jim Stout. In 2009 The Berwick Historical Society took possession of the Jackson Mansion and Carriage House. This is when restorations of the property began. The result, is as you see when you take the tours throughout the mansion to this current day. Obviously the “Jail cell” remained in tact, but wasn’t open to the public until now. So, with everyone concentrating on the pandemic, Berwick Historical society, restored the old Carriage House, and with brushes and tools in hand, restored the Jailhouse, to its former glory! The exhibit displays pictures of the police departments history over the last century. Photographs of the Berwick Police Department can be traced back to the turn of the century. Other memorabilia are displayed, as a proud display of Berwick history. Artifacts from the original Carriage House are also on display. So, if your looking to find something to do during the “pandemic”, take a short walk over to the Berwick Historical Society and Carriage House and see the history surrounding the town of Berwick!
  4. With the recent COVID-19 pandemic ruling our lives recently, Berwick Historical Society has been hard at work behind the scenes, getting ready for a new exhibit. Just in time for the passing Halloween season, the Berwick Historical Society has just restored and opened an exhibit of the Old Berwick Jailhouse. The Old Carriage House, located at the Jackson Mansion is the site of the new exhibit. Jackson Mansion was built in the 1800’s, and served as a mansion, Town Hall, Berwick Police Department, and yes, our very own Jailhouse. In 1950, the Berwick Police Department took over the Carriage House and converted it into the Berwick Police Department. The police department served the members of the town of Berwick until 2009. As quoted by executive director of the Jackson Mansion, Jim Stout. In 2009 The Berwick Historical Society took possession of the Jackson Mansion and Carriage House. This is when restorations of the property began. The result, is as you see when you take the tours throughout the mansion to this current day. Obviously the “Jail cell” remained in tact, but wasn’t open to the public until now. So, with everyone concentrating on the pandemic, Berwick Historical society, restored the old Carriage House, and with brushes and tools in hand, restored the Jailhouse, to its former glory! The exhibit displays pictures of the police departments history over the last century. Photographs of the Berwick Police Department can be traced back to the turn of the century. Other memorabilia are displayed, as a proud display of Berwick history. Artifacts from the original Carriage House are also on display. So, if your looking to find something to do during the “pandemic”, take a short walk over to the Berwick Historical Society and Carriage House and see the history surrounding the town of Berwick!
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