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      Over 80 musicians will gather in Williamsport on Saturday to pay tribute to a beloved friend and mentor.   Free and open to the public, the Albert J. Nacinovich Memorial Concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. on June 10 at the Williamsport Area High School auditorium.   Nacinovich, a long-time area educator and 37-year

  • The World of Weird Words0

    Snollygoster. Numpty. Absquatulate. Gonk. Yes, those all are actual words. They’re taken from a list I started years ago, when I was teaching English at Loyalsock High School. Inspired by three students who compiled an oddball vocab list for fun, I instantly began amassing my own; eventually, I turned it into one of our weekly

  • One and Done. Changes.0

    A few might say that I am one of the area’s all-time greats. I was always legit. I dominated the local camp circuit in the early ’90s. Tons of ribbons. Several certificates. A handful of trophies and fancy plaques. Yes. I was the self-proclaimed free throw shooting king. Foul shooting has always been an important

  • Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute to the Music of Queen to Community Arts Center

    Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute to the Music of Queen to Community Arts Center0

    On Friday April 28th, and Saturday April 29th the Uptown Music Collective & UPMC North Central Pa will present “The Show Must Go On: The Music of Queen” at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport. There are very few bands in rock and roll history whose music is as unique, exciting, entertaining, and unforgettable

  • Softball is Shining0

    As the high school softball game wouldn’t be starting for another hour, very few fans had gathered at the field. As the teams were beginning their pre-game routine, a woman greeted me with a warm smile while stating, “Isn’t this wonderful!” Thinking she was referring to the beautiful day that had unfolded, I returned the

  • Closing Out the Mall and Webb Family Baseball0

    Thank you to everyone that came out and made this year’s West Branch Susquehanna Builder’s Home Show a great success. Over 3,000 folks made the trip to the old Dick’s building at the Lycoming Mall. There was somebody there that could help you with every project imaginable. A Webb Weekly shout-out to Association President Jody

  • Expanding on the Success of Ravine Ridge Further Commemorates The Williamsport Home’s 150-Year Legacy of Caring in Lycoming County0

    A small renovation project at The Williamsport Home has allowed the creation of Whitetail Ridge, an additional unit to care for seniors who are transitioning between the hospital and their home or the hospital and another care setting, further expanding on the success of the Home’s existing transitional care unit, Ravine Ridge. In 2014, The

  • FCFP Sponsors Earth Day Event0

    At Rider Park Saturday, April 22 April 22 is Earth Day, an occasion to celebrate and be aware of our environment and nature. The folks at the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania have a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day with an event at Rider Park that day. FCFP officials state that three activities will

  • County Hall Corner: Prepping for the Primary – School Boards Edition0

    In the field of business statistics, there is a term called the “long tail” to describe the phenomena of unexpected occurrences that occur from a “head” or central point of distribution of the product or service. The ‘long tail’ that has emerged from the COVID shutdowns and virtual education is a very strong parental backlash.

  • Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.

    Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.0

    High School Fishing He’s felt the tension of playoff soccer. Enjoyed the 60-foot 6-inch challenge of trying to get a batter out. He’s experienced the excitement of sinking 3-pointers in raucous gymnasiums. But for South Williamsport senior Zach Lynn, it is the fourth sport he plays that gives him the most satisfaction. For many, the

  • Road Trip

    Road Trip0

    I had every intention of writing a great column. But then I experienced a few misfortunes. Beware of the Ides of March, kids. We were spoiled this winter. And now the snow is coming. We have a beautiful new terminal. I will fill you in later. My original plan was to tell you more about

  • 2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament

    2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament0

    In 2017 Christian Houghtaling was diagnosed with a rare subtype of Leukemia called Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). At the time of his diagnosis, Christian was a bright, talented, 14-year-old Loyalsock Township High School Freshman. Although he was treated at some of the top medical facilities in the country, including Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, and the

  • District IV Hoops Teams Keep Hopes Alive0

    An admitted ‘basketball junkie,’ a year ago, South Williamsport’s Dean Kriebel’s daily practice plan had one distinct goal; find a way to make it to the next day. The only game he was determined to win was the game of life. In December 2021, Kriebel was diagnosed with cancer, and his total concentration was to

  • Uptown Music Collective Set for Southern Rock Tribute at CAC0

    On March 10 and 11, the Uptown Music Collective & UPMC North Central PA will present Free Bird: A Tribute to Southern Rock at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA. This performance, the third of the Collective’s 22-23 Performance Season, will feature the music of a wide range of classic and more modern southern

  • Hoops Junkie0

    I simply love this time of year. Many of the local teams are getting geared. The playoffs have begun. Everyone has a clean slate. A few will advance. Maybe some will cut the nets. Buckle your seatbelts, sports fans. I have been in the gym an awful lot. Jensen’s squad is holding its own. So

  • Williamsport Sun: February 27, 1950 – Fire Destroys School0

    A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Andrew Jackson Elementary School at 2216 Linn Street early today, as firemen from eight companies battled the blaze in sub-freezing temperatures. Williamsport School District officials said the valuation of the school and its equipment placed on the property by a Pittsburgh firm just this summer was approximately $100,000.


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