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  • Stay Safe This New Year’s Eve0

    Every year, millions of people around the world celebrate the new year. Some cultures, such as Thailand, historically fired off guns to frighten off demons (Don’t do this!!!). In China, loud fireworks are set off to celebrate and also fight evil spirits. In Denmark, plates and glasses are smashed against front doors to banish ill-intending

  • A Not-So-Silent Night: Webb Staffers Pick Their Fave Xmas Movies0

    Merry Christmas, Webb readers! Here’s another early gift: Some splendid seasonal cinema for you all—in this case, chosen by your friendly Webb staff. Tim Hartzell: My favorite Christmas movie is Elf. I’m not a big Will Ferrell fan, but his portrayal of Buddy the Elf is so believable. I would pick a favorite scene or

  • Planes, Trains and Mayflower Ships: Films for Thanksgiving0

    Sometime in the next few days, TV listings and internet sites will begin to burst with Christmas-film suggestions. But before we get swept away in a flood of Scrooges, wonderful lives and Red Ryder BB guns, how about a few films for Thanksgiving? Here’s a six-course movie-meal for the upcoming holiday: Planes, Trains and Automobiles

  • Gazette and Bulletin: November 10, 1938 – Mayor, in Proclamation, Urges Moment of Silence in City at 11 a.m. Friday0

    To the Citizens of Williamsport, Twenty years ago on November 11, 1918, the loud-mouthed guns grew still on the foreign battlefield. Armies and armaments ceased their work of slaughter, the war to end war had drawn to a close, and it was the hope of mankind that thenceforth the sword would never again rule the

  • The World of Weird Words at 200

    This week, Webb’s World of Weird Words marks its 20th installment. In honor of that auspicious occasion, I’ve chosen 20 unusual terms from page 20 of my long-running oddball vocabulary list. (Pronunciation only where necessary.) Besprent (adj., bee-SPRENT) – Old-fashioned word meaning sprinkled or strewn. Brume (noun) Mist or fog. Related to brief, it comes

  • LH Jams Festival 20230

    It’s that time again, the LH Jams Festival is back in Lock Haven! “We are busy pulling together a great schedule of vendors, artists, and musicians for the 8th annual LH JAMS summer festival!” said Steve Getz, LH JAMS Director and CCAC Board President. “Last year’s festival set attendance records along with our expanded schedule

  • Songs Tailor-Made for Father-Daughter Dances

    Songs Tailor-Made for Father-Daughter Dances0

    Weddings can be as novel or traditional as couples prefer. Couples who go the traditional route will undoubtedly include certain spotlight dances in the reception. The father-daughter dance is a staple of a wedding reception. According to the experts at Fred Astaire Dance Studios, the history of father-daughter dances can be traced back decades. The

  • D-Day Remembered 79 Years Later0

    By Wes Sones This year, marks the 79th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the Allied invasion of Nazi-controlled “Fortress Europe.” The allied landings have been dramatized in films like “The Longest Day,” starring an ensemble cast featuring Robert Mitchum, John Wayne, Sean Connery, and Henry Fonda, to name a few. The landings were

  • Mentored Spring Turkey Hunt: First and Last0

    Initially, the mentored hunting program was open only to youth under 12 years of age. Still, the program has expanded in recent years to offer opportunities to unlicensed hunters of all ages. Mentored hunters are not required to take a Hunter-Trapper Education class before obtaining a permit to hunt through the program. The purpose of

  • The Roving Sportsman… Spring Gobbler Opening Day is Upon Us!0

    There are just a couple more nights of restless sleep to endure, then, almost magically, at 5:38 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, legal shooting hours begin on what is the first day of this year’s spring gobbler season. With little time remaining before that long-awaited moment, there are a couple of steps yet to take

  • What the Ladies are Thinking0

    A few weeks back I mentioned my intention to interview and feature the thoughts from women across the West Branch Valley. The question I would be asking was with all that is currently going on across our nation and beyond, what worries them the most. I thought this would be a simple topic to cover;

  • The Roving Sportsman… Start Them out Right0

    No one can argue that one of the most important things we can do as responsible gun owners is to properly introduce a new enthusiast to firearm handling and ownership by emphasizing safety and the related responsibilities. Whether you are about to deal with an adult who has never had the opportunity to hunt or

  • Winter Nails0

    I don’t always have painted nails, but when I do polish my nails, I find it rejuvenating and a (pun intended) polished touch to any outfit. So, when I do an at-home DIY manicure, I want to make sure it lasts. However, during the winter months, nails are extremely susceptible to chipping and breaking. With

  • The Roving Sportsman: The North versus the South0

    There are many times that people draw references to the differences between the North and the South. History points out some of the cultural differences and certainly the Civil War brought to head the clash of diverse ideals held by the Confederate soldiers and the Union soldiers, as well as those who supported one side

  • The Bookworm Sez: “Bad Day Breaking: A Bad Axe County Novel” by John Galligan0

    Not everybody has to like you. That’s a lesson you learned the hard way, probably in grade school. Try as you might, you were going to have enemies and detractors along the way and there wasn’t much you could do about it. Not everybody has to like you but, as in the new novel “Bad

  • One Day of Remembrance Isn’t Enough0

    The International Holocaust Remembrance Day has already passed on Fri., Jan. 27, 2023. This date marks the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration camp. Auschwitz was only one of many Concentration Camps used in the systematic murder of 6 million Jewish people. It is hard to comprehend or put into words the sheer scale of the

  • Are Grouse Going the Way of the Pheasant?

    Are Grouse Going the Way of the Pheasant?0

    Like a lot of other hunters, my hunting season is winding down fast; I may get out for a little flintlock hunting and a little rabbit hunting, but my time in the woods will be pretty limited. I managed to get out at least a half dozen times during this past deer season, but something

  • Gazette and Bulletin: November 10, 1938 – Mayor in Proclamation Urges Moment of Silence in City at 11:00 a.m. Friday0

    “To the Citizens of Williamsport “Twenty years ago on November 11, 1918, the loud mouthed guns grew still on the foreign battlefield, armies and armaments ceased their work of slaughter, the war to end war had drawn to a close, and it was the hope of mankind that thenceforth the sword would never again rule

  • Some Regulations Made More Simple

    Some Regulations Made More Simple0

    It’s not unusual to have someone tell me that reading through the Game Commissions regulation handbook can sometimes be very challenging, especially if it’s someone new to the business of hunting and trapping. There’s a lot to digest with figuring out starting and quitting times, what can be hunted and when, boundary differences, exceptions for

  • UPMC Surgeon: What is Trauma Care?0

    Most hospitals have an emergency department, where patients with emergent injuries and illnesses can be treated without an appointment. Some of these patients may have life-threatening symptoms, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or severe stomach pain, and the emergency medicine team can provide the treatment necessary to support care for these patients. However,

  • The Roving Sportsman… Makin’ Jerky0

    There are an amazing number of ways that you can use venison for breakfast, lunch, or dinner menus, and when it comes to snacks, using venison to make jerky tops the list. Venison jerky is popular among all ages, and it is as easy to make as 1-2-3-4. That is slice – marinade – dehydrate

  • Success in the Field Begins With Preparation0

    Warm summer days give way to the brisk chill of fall and, with it, the anticipation of another hunting season. With days getting shorter, the season can be upon us before we are ready for it. Your hunting and trapping digest from purchasing your license will inform you of changes to seasons/bag limits, regulations, and

  • How to Prepare for a Child’s First Hunting Trip

    How to Prepare for a Child’s First Hunting Trip0

    • September 28, 2022

    Millions of individuals across the globe are avid hunters. The passion many of those people have for hunting began on their first childhood hunting trip, and countless hunters fondly recall this milestone moment in their lives. If there’s a first time for everything, parents know that kids’ initial forays into any activity comes with ups

  • Gazette and Bulletin: September 14, 1945 – Chief Issues Warning to People Carrying, Buying Firearms Without Permit0

    A warning to Williamsport citizens against either carrying or buying and selling firearms without a permit was issued Thursday afternoon by Williamsport Police Chief John G. Good. Chief Good was induced to emphasize the importance of people having permits for guns and revolvers by the following conditions. 1. The hunting season is near and many

  • Bloody Good Script: Brad Pitt in “Bullet Train”0

    I would have enjoyed “Bullet Train” a whole lot more if it weren’t so outrageously violent. It’s like someone took a decent script and handed it to Tarantino—except that director David Leitch seems to want to out-Quentin Quentin. Which is too bad, because the plotting is unusually strong for what seemed like a standard actioner

  • Be a Leader, Not a Follower0

    Be a Leader, Not a Follower Love Dad That’s what is tattooed on my left arm in my dad’s handwriting. Growing up, my dad, Lee Perry, taught my brother Luke and me always to lead the pack. Don’t ever try to be someone you’re not. Be your own person, and make people want to follow

  • The Roving Sportsman… Buy Your License, Make Your Plans0

    The 2022 – 2023 hunting season licenses are now available for purchase, and it’s a good time to review the latest Hunting and Trapping Digest and become familiar with new regulations and the upcoming seasons and bag limits. If you are a procrastinator, which we all seem to be at times, you may miss a

  • Do Something0

    The ominous sky opened up just moments before the Lycoming County Veterans Council was set to begin its annual Memorial Day Service at Williamsport’s West Fourth Street Veterans Memorial Park. Undaunted, the large crowd that had gathered remained in place with umbrellas and rain gear at the ready. They were there to honor and pay


    Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr made an impassioned plea to take stronger action this week. He had very little to say about basketball in a press conference a few hours after the incident. Nineteen innocent children and two teachers were killed at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas. Kerr refused to entertain any questions

  • The Roving Sportsman… The Greatest of All Father’s Day Gift0

    You can go to your local outdoor store and come up with numerous gift ideas for Dad on His Day. You can go online and find hundreds of great gift ideas to make His Day a little brighter. And, you can browse through the many catalogs you or he receives in the mail to come

  • A Brother’s Tribute to His Beloved Sister0

    The dark apparition of death has stalked my family and me again with the death of my beloved sister, Kathleen (Kathy), on March 29. It was only 16 months ago that my father died, and before that, what seems like an unbelievably short time (eight years ago) that my beloved wife Mary died. But such

  • GOATS, Hearts and Hand-Offs0

    Well folks, great news, we have reached the middle of February. We all get to enjoy more than 45 minutes of daylight than just a short time ago at the beginning of January. Punxsutawney Phil has put in his one day’s work and returned to his posh pad for another year. I would expect nothing

  • The Roving Sportsman… Firearm (Handgun) Training0

    Recently revealed statistics verified that 2021 was another banner year when it came to firearms sales, and 2022 is headed for another year of robust sales. Personal protection handguns have been and will continue to be a majority of that business. In fact, there were over 5 million firearms purchased by new gun owners throughout


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