Local historic machine shop offers tours

Some activities such as going to the movies, shopping at the mall, mini golfing or going to the museum were all closed, due to COVID-19 restrictions. A common activity to do on a rainy day, exploring a museum and learning about different topics, art and artifacts from past history is, however, available again.  Many of … Continue reading

Greene County in need of foster homes

Approximately 13,000 – 15,000 Pennsylvanian children are currently in foster care and part of the child welfare system, according to the Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association. According to the Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System, that is a 9.6% increase from 2013.  “The biggest issue is the lack of foster homes in our … Continue reading

A walk for Mullen

On August 6th of 2019, Michael Mullen, a recent graduate of Jefferson-Morgan High School, took his own life. Michael lettered in football and band during his time in high school. He had a loving family and had many friends in school. The community was heart broken and shocked to hear about  the loss of Michael. … Continue reading

Why the Census is so important

The United States Census 2020 is a count of every person in the United States of America and it’s five territories, according to their website. As it is mandated in the U.S. Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, the reason the Census exists isn’t just to count the population, but it can be used to help … Continue reading

REAL ID deadline pushed back

Like many things, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the date that REAL IDs go into effect. Although the deadline was originally October 1, 2020, the deadline was moved to October 1, 2021.  According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) website, REAL IDs are the drivers licenses that meet standards imposed at the federal level. … Continue reading

Local Drive-In Teaches Environmental Justice

With everything that has happened in the past couple months, lockdowns, shortages and a skyrocketing unemployment, safety and health of families is at the forefront of peoples’ minds. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is not the only threat to safety and well-being. There are terrifying environmental issues going on in today’s world. Climate change and fossil fuel extraction … Continue reading

Greene County Emergency Relief Fund

Relief fund helps nonprofits through difficult times

Greene County United Way Executive Director MaChal Forbes said 2020 has shown our community two things: the world as we know it can shift in an instant and how valuable Greene County nonprofits and their services are to our community. To address the needs of local nonprofits during these unprecedented times, the Community Foundation of … Continue reading