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  • Show Me the Money-Words: Etymology for Tax Day0

    Attention, slackers! As you peruse this April 10 edition of Webb, you have less than a week to get your taxes done. Now in case you need an excuse to procrastinate longer, Webb’s Weird Words herewith presents a short list of money-words — in honor of the approaching April 15 deadline: Most of our coins

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  • UPMC Expert: Does Your Lifestyle Affect Your Eyes?0

    We are all aware of the impact certain lifestyle choices — smoking, activity level, sleep — can have on our health and wellness, but do many of us consider how these decisions also affect our eye health? Our eyes are an essential organ, yet we often take them for granted. Your daily habits can affect

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  • County Hall Corner: It’s Time for America to Grow Up0

    I wonder if we are living in a fantasy world rather than a real one. A good example would be from the 1971 film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” which featured a little spoiled brat named Veruca Salt. She ‘found’ her golden ticket to visit the factory because her father bought hundreds of thousands

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  • Several To Be Honored by Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance0

    Recognizing service to others by several individuals who have done so in an outstanding and dedicated way will be the focus of the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance when they hold their annual banquet on May 1 at the Genetti Hotel. This is a celebration of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to serve their community and

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  • Living Someone Else’s Dream: Mrs. Hugh Hefner Tells the Truth0

    Crystal Hefner broke a promise — and our world is a better place for it. Six decades younger than Playboy magnate Hugh Hefner, Crystal was his third and final wife; when the world-famous womanizer was nearing his death, he made Crystal promise that she would “only say good things” about Hef and his exploitative empire.

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  • Celebrate Spring with Brunch Favorites0

    Few things go together quite like fresh spring air, warm sunshine and a menu made up of delicious brunch bites. Whether you’re hosting a crowd or simply gathering your loved ones around the family table for quality time together, a menu of morning favorites can appease appetites of all kinds. From sweet to savory and

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  • Spring is in the Air

    Spring is in the Air0

    Hey Webb family! Is everyone ready to get out of hibernation? I think Mr. Punxsutawney Phil may have been right this year. It was a pretty nice March for the most part. Those sixty-degree days have been pretty awesome. You all know just how much I love the seasons. Winter being ONE of my favorites.

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  • Interpret This0

    April Fool’s Day has come and gone, but there are indeed some foolish things going on in La-La land as the Major League Baseball season gets underway. As Major League Baseball began in Seoul, the sport that regards gambling as its biggest sin (aka Pete Rose and the Black Sox scandal) was rocked by the

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Feather Those Edges!0

    The term “feather the edge” does not refer to painting the sides, top, and bottom of a door or finishing the edges of a watercolor painting. Instead, in habitat improvement and deer attraction, it describes a very beneficial way to dress up and complete a food plot. It is said that deer are creatures that

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  • Go To Outfit Formulas for Spring0

    Trends come and go every season, and while I do enjoy following at a respectable distance, more often than not I find my style more partial to classic and timeless outfits. Maybe it’s getting older or retail fatigue, but I find comfort in pieces that have stood the test of time, more so than excitement

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Shed Antler Hunting Time0

    Shed antler hunting has been growing in popularity over the years, and now that the snows have finally ceased for the season (hopefully!), it’s the perfect time to get out and see what you can find. If you have never looked for them before, you may well be in for a real treat. Besides, it

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  • What’s the Best Approach?0

    When it comes to the opening day of trout season, a question I sometimes get, especially from someone just getting into fishing, is, what’s the best way to catch trout? There are people who have written lengthy books on that topic, but in this brief format, here are some things to consider. The truth is

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  • Bobwhite Quail Back in PA0

    A wildlife species native to Pennsylvania but long missing is back home again. The Pennsylvania Game Commission today released 50 bobwhite quail on the grounds of Letterkenny Army Depot in Franklin County. That brings to 76 the number of bobwhites planted on site in recent weeks, with one more release to go. The birds —

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  • Local Wrestlers Win Gold in Hershey0

    In adherence to the well-known saying, ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,’ the fruit lying in the backyard of Denny and Jennifer Harer’s home can be identified as ‘golden delicious!’ The couple’s offspring, sons Conner and Brandt, were the talk of Hershey and the state’s wrestling fans when the Montgomery duo walked away

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  • Makeup Tips for Dry Skin0

    If you have dry or dehydrated skin, first, know that there is a difference between the two. Dry skin is a skin type (your skin lacks oil), whereas dehydrated skin is a skin condition (your skin lacks water). If you suffer from either and are a person who also wears makeup, you’ve most likely experienced

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  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 Aries, this week you need to get back to business, especially if hobbies or other interests have been taking up much of your time lately. Avoid distractions at all costs. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 You may be excited about new prospects that are on the horizon, Taurus. With so

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  • Watch for Motorcycles0

    It’s Wednesday, March 13, 2024, and here I am, in a t-shirt, laying on top of our hot tub cover, soaking up the sun while writing my Webb column. Yesterday, I came home from a 10-hour workday, and my daughter Kenzy met me at the car holding two beautiful bouquets of purple flowers. She was

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  • The Good, the Bad & Mulkey0

    The welcome mat is out! Officially, spring begins this week. To be sure, it is a welcome sight, but in the transitioning world of sports, the changing of the athletic seasons defines the passing of time a bit more succinctly than do the pages of the calendar on the wall. ‘Athletic spring’ actually began a

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Springtime Foraging 20240

    Snow geese and Canada geese have been flying north, and robins are more plentiful, and the intermittent snowfalls don’t take long to melt away. Even though we experienced a relatively mild winter, it’s nice to know that spring has finally sprung! As we welcome the warmer days and the emergence of daffodils and tulips, it

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  • Simple Strategies to Create More Storage Space in the Kitchen0

    If home is where the heart is, then the kitchen is where that heart spends most of its time. Kitchens are where family and friends tend to congregate during holiday celebrations, and many a homework assignment has been completed at a kitchen island while parents prepare dinner. The popularity of kitchens is reflected in the

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  • Maintaining a Lawn Routinely Roamed by Pets0

    Vibrant, green lawns can draw attention to any landscape. Many homeowners toil for hours each week to ensure their lawns are pristine, or invest in lawn care services to help maintain a yard if they do not have the time to do so themselves. While many treatments can be applied to lawns to help them

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  • Renovations That Help Sell Homes0

    The adage “there’s a lid for every pot” suggests that, even in relation to the real estate market, there’s bound to be a buyer for every home on the market. Price is a significant variable in the minds of potential buyers, but there are additional factors that can affect the impression people get of a

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  • Happy St. Patrick’s Day0

    I’ve mentioned before that I am not Irish. I am a whole lotta Italian, with a little German sprinkled in for funsies. But alas wee lads and lassies, I don’t see any harm in finding the Irish spirit and having some St. Patrick’s Day fun! But before you don your green clothes and wish on

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  • How to Style Overalls0

    Now that spring has sprung, you may be starting to unpack warmer weather clothes or at least are thinking about your spring style. Pastels and florals are springtime staples and work well for standard spring events like Easter or weddings and graduations. But for a more casual approach to spring style, I’ve been thinking about

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  • The Rickwood Bucket

    The Rickwood Bucket0

    ‘Bucket lists’ are an unusual commodity. Sometimes, they have holes in them; other times, they overflow with expectations. As the years have passed, my ‘bucket’ has continued to be worked on, especially regarding baseball-related items. Checked off has been witnessing Major League Baseball games at all 30 MLB stadiums and taking a road trip to

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  • UPMC Expert: Understanding Eating Disorders0

    Eating disorders are serious conditions that go beyond dieting or wanting to lose weight — they can significantly affect one’s physical and mental health and overall well-being. In addition, out of all mental illnesses, eating disorders have one of the highest mortality rates and can be life-threatening if left untreated. Approximately 9% of the U.S.

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  • Finally March!0

    Woohoo! We made it! March is finally here, and, fingers crossed, the bulk of winter is behind us! The March 6th sunset time is scheduled for 6:05 p.m.! Spring Training has begun! I saw the sun like at least three times last week! I even heard mourning doves the other morning! But don’t get too

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  • County Hall Corner: Assault by Batteries0

    There was some very, very bad news that was presented at the Lycoming County Commissioners Meeting on Thursday, February 22nd, by Jason Yorks, Director of the Lycoming County Resource Management Services, and Recycling Coordinator Lauren Strausser. The entire meeting lasted less than forty minutes, but fifteen of those minutes were spent reviewing the danger that

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  • The Bookworm Sez: “Big Meg: The Story of the Largest and Most Mysterious Predator that Ever Lived” by Tim Flannery and Emma Flannery

    The Bookworm Sez: “Big Meg: The Story of the Largest and Most Mysterious Predator that Ever Lived” by Tim Flannery and Emma Flannery0

    Look over here and say “Cheeeeeeese!” Let’s see those chompers, those pearly-whites. How ’bout a big grin, ear to ear. You’ve got a full set of gorgeous teeth, why not show them off? Smile – especially if, as in the new book “Big Meg” by Tim Flannery & Emma Flannery, one tooth is as big

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  • ‘Pippin’ Coming to the WAHS Stage March 15th-16th

    ‘Pippin’ Coming to the WAHS Stage March 15th-16th0

    The Williamsport Area High School music department is preparing for its annual musical production. “Pippin” is set to hit the stage beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, March 15, with a matinee performance scheduled for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16. The musical follows the journey of a young prince named Pippin as he searches for meaning

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  • Webb’s Weird Words This Week: Od, Bleb, Trug … and a “Water-Clock”0

    As these Weird Word columns seem to strike chord with Webb readers, some of you may wonder just where I find all this oddball vocabulary. Of course there are numerous books listing weird words; but I try to avoid simply ransacking these — and in the same way, I don’t make a habit of grabbing

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  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 Aries, think about collaborating on a fun project with someone close to you. Find out if anyone needs help on something they may be working on if you don’t have a project in mind. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 An excitement concerning work goals or a business venture may compel

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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

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