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  • I Want to Watch Sports, Not an Episode of “The View”0

    As I watch what’s being spun on TV, I can’t believe the hosts of an ABC morning show want me to believe that they’re knowledgeable and will help educate the American people on what’s really going on in the world. They might as well follow that up with if they don’t, David Muir will on

  • It’s a Leap Year!

    It’s a Leap Year!0

    2024 is a Leap Year. But the real question is, why? Why do we add an extra day to February once every four years? To be honest, I didn’t really know. So, to the internet, we go! According to National Geographic Kids (because it’s early in the morning, I haven’t had much coffee, and we

  • Two-Year-Old Battling Courageously To Overcome Debilitating Lung Disease0

    In his two-plus years of life, Jaxyn Reynolds has never been outside of a hospital room. He has a debilitating lung disease that has kept him under intensive care since his birth. Born at 29 weeks, Jaxyn’s journey began. What set out to be the expected struggles of a neonatal intensive care unit stay turned

  • How Nutritional Needs Change with Age0

    Healthy eating is important at any age and can set the course for a life of vitality and wellness. Sufficient nutrition can help prevent chronic illnesses and make sure that growing bodies develop properly. As one ages, various changes take place in the body, making healthy eating even more essential. According to Healthline, nutritional deficiencies

  • Bower & Brotherhood0

    Since community icon Bill Pickelner was first presented with what is now known as the Ray Keyes Sports Award (named in honor of longtime Williamsport Sun-Gazette sports editor) in 1957, the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance has yearly recognized local individuals for their involvement in helping others through sports. Usually, the individual chosen to receive the

  • The Face of College Basketball0

    I would like to give a little love to Iowa’s Caitlin Clark. She is fantastic to watch — incredible player. Unbelievable scoring guard. I will go out of my way to tune in. She is that good. Caitlin became the ALL-TIME LEADING scorer in Women’s NCAA history here recently. Clark is only 99 points shy

  • Trout Stocking Underway0

    It’s hard to believe that another trout season is just around the corner, and the stocking of trout is already underway — as of February 19th. The Fish and Boat Commission will be stocking a total of 3.2 million trout. That includes 2.3 million rainbows, 702,000 browns, 132,000 brookies and 14,000 golden trout. With the

  • The Roving Sportsman… Tips For New Turkey Hunters0

    I can still recall taking my first spring gobbler as if it happened yesterday — although it actually happened up Wallis Run over 60 years ago! Since then, well over 100 longbeards have fallen to various weapons that I have used as I pursued them in all 49 states that have a huntable population of

  • Notable Senior Health Concerns0

    The human body changes as it ages. While certain conditions are commonly associated with aging, some individuals may be surprised to learn of the more common health conditions that can affect seniors. The World Health Organization says one in six people will be 60 or older by 2030. With such a large portion of the

  • County Hall Corner: Disorder in the Court0

    Two weeks ago, this column featured the power and problems of protection from abuse orders that were taking up enormous amounts of time from the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Lusk was back again at the Lycoming County Commissioners’ meeting on Thursday, February 15th, along with three Lycoming County magistrate judges. They came to advocate for a

  • Makeup for Mature Skin – Part 20

    In part 1, we explored different types and brands of foundation for mature and aging skin. Here in part 2, we’ll run through how best to apply and wear makeup on the over-40 face for a natural and glowing finish. To make foundation look natural, start with a thin layer of makeup and build it

  • What Seniors Should Know About Prediabetes0

    Most seniors recognize that routine visits to their physicians are an important component of preventive health care. Annual physicals are important for everyone, but they’re especially important for individuals 65 and older who may be more vulnerable to disease and various other health conditions than younger adults. The National Institute on Aging reports that millions

  • Crazed and Evil Perpetrators0

    The cover reading February 21st means only one more issue this month; that’s a good thing. To go along with Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day falling on the same date, we also have a leap year in 2024. An early Happy Birthday to all those folks who only celebrate that special day once every four

  • Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month0

    Dating violence is more common than you may think, especially among teens and young adults: 1 in 3 U.S. teens will experience physical, sexual, or emotional abuse from someone they’re in a relationship with before becoming adults. And nearly half (43%) of U.S. college women report experiencing violent or abusive dating behaviors. For parents and

  • The Junior League of Williamsport Celebrating 95 Years of Service0

    The year was 1929 — the year of the “Great Stock Market Crash” that ushered in the Great Depression. Herbert Hoover was President. The first Academy Awards were presented with “Wings” winning Best Picture. The Philadelphia Athletics won the World Series. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway was published. Foster Grant mass produces sunglasses

  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 Aries, a measure of controversy has found its way into your life, but you may want to avoid letting others know your feelings. Keep conversations to trivial topics this week. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Advice about how to handle a confusing financial matter may not be resonating right now,

  • Grant Funding Helps Support Growth of ESports Program at WAMS0

    With a continued focus on preparing students for industries of the future, Williamsport Area Middle School is building on an esports program where students can put their gaming skills to the test and compete against other esports teams from other schools across the state — all thanks to some recent grant funding. Sanctioned through the

  • Executive Chef Dave Knight Has Varied and Extensive Experience

    Executive Chef Dave Knight Has Varied and Extensive Experience0

    Farrington Place, a local full-service banquet venue and off-site catering business, enjoys an enviable reputation and is one of the best-regarded new businesses that have debuted in recent years. One reason for earning this enviable reputation has been the talent and good work of its Executive Chef, Dave Knight. Knight has had a long-term and

  • The Roving Sportsman… It’s Bluebird Time!0

    In the early years of growing up in the countryside of Lycoming County, it was a tradition to watch for the early arrival of robins — signaling the soon to occur arrival of spring. It usually meant that the winter weather and snowfalls were about to be replaced with warmer temperatures, daffodils, and green grass.

  • The Role of Outdoor Recreation0

    I’ll be honest: when I was a kid growing up, my parents had little or no interest in the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and viewing wildlife, so how on earth did I end up so deeply involved in that scene today? No doubt, where we lived must have contributed to my outdoor interests in the

  • UPMC Expert: Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder0

    Have you noticed general lower energy, and are feeling sad more often now that the days are shorter, and the weather is colder? If so, you may have a mood disorder called seasonal affective disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression triggered by circumstances connected to seasonal changes, like fewer hours of sunlight, but

  • County Hall Corner: The 21st Century Freedom Riders0

    Originally, there were eight holidays that everyone knew about. There were the major holidays of Christmas and Easter, along with Independence Day (July 4) and Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November). The minor ones were: Lincoln’s Birthday (February 12), Washington’s Birthday (February 22), Memorial Day (last Monday in May), and Labor Day (First Monday in

  • Makeup for Mature Skin Part 10

    I’ve been wearing daily makeup since I was 15, but the beauty routine I had as a teenager is far different from my current regimen at 43. As we age, our skincare practices have to change to address different concerns, from acne to clogged pores to fine lines and wrinkles. It’s a natural progression as

  • Be a Good Teammate.

    Be a Good Teammate.0

    I am what they call a basketball junkie. Former player. Wannabe broadcaster. Retired Coach. Fan and parent. Yes. I have been associated for all of my life. I have seen my fair share of games this basketball season. I have made an effort to see every local high school squad at least once. Several college

  • Billies Basketball0

    A 75-yard game-winning overtime drive engineered by Patrick Mahomes gave the Kansas City Chiefs the Super Bowl victory, their third NFL title in five years, and put the finishing touches to the past football season in dramatic fashion.  Local sports attention now switches to the upcoming high school basketball and wrestling tournaments underway to crown

  • Love and President’s Day Reality0

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Please don’t forget that special someone in your life on a day intended to show and celebrate your feelings. Maybe it’s your spouse or someone you’re hoping will be. Maybe you and the person you love now have children to celebrate on Valentine’s Day. I have always loved getting my kids

  • That’s Amore0

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope your day (and week, and month, and year) are full of all the love you could hope for! If you haven’t found your Valentine yet, allow me to help! I’ve compiled a list of pick-up lines that are guaranteed* to have the future love of your life fawning all over

  • Thomas T. Taber Museum: Inaugurates Digital Guide0

    The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Museum is one of the finest cultural assets in northcentral Pennsylvania. It preserves and highlights Lycoming County and the surrounding area’s rich history. In a bid to improve bringing this precious cultural asset to more people, the museum has launched a digital guide. They have

  • Pennsylvania Elk Growing in Popularity

    Pennsylvania Elk Growing in Popularity0

    As a kid growing up in the western part of the state, seeing an elk was a pretty rare sighting; sure, we had a small number roaming around not far from DuBois, but I’m sure most of us never expected to see what’s now roaming northern Pennsylvania today. Years ago, there was no such thing

  • The Roving Sportsman… Stepping Up to the Plate0

    It becomes increasingly apparent with each passing day that anti-hunters will do whatever it takes to stop all hunting everywhere and forever. Their efforts are relentless and will only increase over time. They are definitely in it for the long haul. Examples of their efforts are cropping up all across the nation, and while one

  • UPMC Physician: Movement at the Heart of Health0

    Thanks to the convenience of technology and our modern lifestyles, people in the U.S. are more inactive than ever. Whether we’re sitting behind desks, hunched over laptops all day for work, or lounging around binging our favorite shows, Americans simply aren’t as physically active as we used to be — and that’s a problem. According

  • County Hall Corner: The Power and Problems of PFAs0

    The Lycoming County Commissioners Meeting on the first of February had a small item on the Salary Board agenda that stated, “Sheriff’s Office – Request to add a Part-Time Clerk III, Paygrade 4.” Commissioner Metzger invited Sheriff Lusk to comment on the reason for this personnel addition to the Sheriff’s Office. Lusk was more than

  • Chic Winter Layering Tips0

    When the weather slingshots between below-freezing mornings and somewhat temperate afternoons, dressing in layers is your best chance to survive the season. Items like tights, thermal underwear, leggings, long-sleeve shirts, and turtlenecks are not just mere basics but also secret weapons when it comes to strategic layers. Here are a few styling hacks and go-to


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