Today is Goose Day in the Juniata River Valley!  Since the late 1700s, legend has it that if you eat goose on Michaelmas Day, you will never want for money all year round.  The official list of events is available on the Juniata River Valley Visitors Bureau website. For more information, contact the Visitors Bureau at 717- 248-6713, or visit 

The Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee approved a plan yesterday that provides parental control over masking decisions in school according to Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33) and Senator Judy Ward (R-30), who sponsored the bill.  Senate Bill 846 would allow parents or legal guardians of a child to opt the child out of wearing a face covering or mask that has been imposed by the state Secretary of Health or school board. The plan must also state that a child who has been opted-out will not be subject to any harassment or discriminatory treatment.  The bill now goes to the full Senate for consideration.