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Reader Photos: fun with animals

It appears Daily Item readers are having some fall fun getting up close and personal  with animals, as evidenced by the cool photos they’ve submitted recently.

There’s some cool shots of all kinds of critters, from birds and insects to deer – my personal fall terror.

Enjoy some of the sights and sounds of the Valley’s animals!

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County. Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

Two deer near RB Winter State Park in Union County.
Photo by Joseph F. Rebar, Shamokin

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Reader photos: Orange effect

There have been some really pretty reader-submitted photos lately, many of which seem to have an orange motif.

Though, to be fair, that’s not really a surprise, since it is the color of the season!

So enjoy these photos and look out tomorrow for my own special Halloween photos!

"Grasshopper at rest" by Crystal Doresky, Milton

“Grasshopper at rest” by Crystal Doresky, Milton

"Red sky at night might be sailor's delight, but we get rain for two days." by June Campbell, Northumberland

“Red sky at night might be sailor’s delight, but we get rain for two days.” by June Campbell, Northumberland

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Buffalo parade (oh, and a debate too)

As you guys know, I love the Union County bison. These painted creatures are very majestic and I plan to celebrate them as long as Union County will let me.

Last night at the great bison debate, the painted bison were assembled outside for the first time and we got to see what all the municipalities came up with!

Here’s a peek at some of them -

Hartley township came up with an intricate creation:dsc_0006

Mifflinburg has a nice landscape representing their town well:

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Union Township went simple, but elegant. A very nice touch:

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Here’s the photo grallery where all of them can be found. Which is your favorite?

Warrior Run mural project

As you must have figured out by now, I love me some murals.

And yesterday, I got to see the progress on the Warrior Run school mural, which will begin being installed next month.

The cool thing about this mural is its construction, which is through digital and tile work – very cool stuff. And the artist, Warrior Run alum Jon Laidacker, is giving a behind-the-scenes look on his Facebook page.

One thing that fascinated me was the paint-by-numbers concept he’s using to help students and community members get involved. Here’s a look at what the tiles look like after he traces them from a digital file onto a tile and numbers them by color:

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And the scale is amazing.

It’s going to be huge. Here’s a video look at the eagle, just one-fifth of the mural.

I’ll of course be keeping you updated as this progresses – check back!

The White Deer Township buffalo

Last night at a supervisors’ meeting, I got a sneak peek at the White Deer Township buffalo, all did up for the Union County contest.

And let me tell you, it’s a beauty:

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It was the first time I saw a completed buffalo, not the blank, grey canvas.

And it’s going to be hard to beat, IMO.

Looks like I’m going to be hunting some buffalo. Send me any of your sightings.

UPDATE! 9:30 a.m.

I have received another buffalo picture! This one’s from the Union County government center – and it’s also beautiful!

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Keep on the lookout people!

Danville mural update

Work on the Danville mural continues, with many of the projects details being solidified.

I think the mural brings together many of the important aspects of the town’s history and it’s current state to create a nice picture.

Here’s a look:

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Head to the corner of Mill Street and Route 11 to check it out!

Coming back to some great reader photos!

I’m in my first day back at the office and I was greeted by some pretty good reader photos on our website.

It’s a nice refresher for a Monday morning, which also happens to be the Monday after a vacation- womp, womp.

Here’s some of the standouts:

"Bee Meets Morning Glory," by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

“Bee Meets Morning Glory,” by Gail Bieber, Watsontown

"Balloon floats over Montour Preserve," by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

“Balloon floats over Montour Preserve,” by Doug Smith, Lewisburg

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Danville mural well underway

One thing that’s got everyone in Danville excited is the new mural going up near Mill Street.

It’s being put up right now, with detail work to continue, it looks like.

I can’t wait to see it complete

It’s a history based mural, which I like because Danville does have a rich history.

Here’s a big picture, in two parts:

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Now here’s a detail shot of the flowers/person:

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Very exciting! I can’t wait to see it done!

Homage to the flooded Bloom Fair in mural – a sneak peek

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to hang out at the nearly empty Bloomsburg Fairgrounds to see what the fair has in store this year (though I won’t be able to make it there this year – boo!).

Anyway, I noticed something that really caught my eye – a mural showing the contrasting aspects of the fair – the dark night when the fair was cancelled in 2011 and it’s return to glory in 2012.

Workers were busily working on the mural outside the Industrial Arts building:

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I remember when the fair was cancelled. I was devastated. It was truly a dark time in this area.

Fair president Paul Reichart said the mural probably won’t be completely finished by the start of the Fair on Sept. 21, but it looks like it’s going to be close.

I look forward to seeing it all done and celebrating many more fairs to come!

Reader Photos of the week: Natural beauty

This week it’s been cool and less humid in the Valley, and it appears our readers have been out and about taking in the late-summer scenery.

The proof is in the reader gallery online which showcases numerous floral and plant scenes from around the area.

Here’s a peek:

"Into The Field..." by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

“Into The Field…” by Ron Merritt, Lewisburg

"Taking time to smell the roses!" by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

“Taking time to smell the roses!” by Ashley Holtzapple, Sunbury

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