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A Lot Going On

     
 

It is certainly a busy time of year around here.
For all of those who are visiting our beautiful area, I hope that you are enjoying your stay.
There is still plenty of baseball left to be played at the Little League Complex this week. Be sure to head to South Side and catch a game!
Friday is a day off for the Little Leaguers, so be sure to head downtown for the Williamsport Welcomes the World celebration. Lou has all the details on the event on page 6.
The end of the Little League World Series is always a signal that summer is coming to a close. Further proof of that is the return of Webb Weekly Live, PA Sports Live, and Cable Sports Production's Friday night football broadcasts.
That's right. Once again this year, we will be bringing you two football games every week — LIVE!
We are picking the best matchups each week and will be broadcasting them live at webbweeklylive.com, pasportslive.com, and cablesportsproductions.com.
The season starts this year with Gary Chrisman and Babe Mayer covering the Millionaires at Central Mountain. We will also have Paul McGinn and Aaron James covering Loyalsock at they travel to Mount Carmel to kick-off their season.
Be sure to check out both games this Friday. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m.
With all the good that has been and is happening in our area, please don't lose sight of the fact that all is not well in the world.
I am shocked by the fact that in 2017 an American woman was killed while protesting against white supremacists. Pray for the family of Heather Heyer and the other victims — or just send good vibes or whatever you do to remember what happened in Charlottesville last weekend. And hope that the events that took place are enough to open the eyes of all the people who somehow still don't believe that racism is alive and thriving in America.
The "Unite the Right" group who organized the protest in Charlottesville weren't ‘trying to keep history from being erased’ or raised ‘in a different’ time or any other lame excuse for blatant racism. These were young, white men who picked up torches in a concerted effort to prove that they are superior the rest of Americans.
Remember that after she was killed, Heather Heyer was condemned as a "fat, useless, s*ut". The now-banned dailystormer.com, a white supremacist website, also commented that because she was childless at 32 years old that made her a "burden on society" and that she, "had no value." Heather Heyer may not have had children, but she certainly had value. She had value when she stood up against wrong. She had value when she refused to take a backseat to anyone. She had value when she encouraged those around her to support their community. And she will hopefully continue to have value as people learn from her death.
Always remember people aren't born racists, or bigots, or homophobic or hateful. That is learned behavior. Make sure that you are teaching your children that all people are created equal — regardless of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion.