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  • Happy Mother’s Day0

    No surprises here, it’s time for my annual Happy Mother’s Day list! Every year I think about doing something different, but I think this is the ultimate list. No matter what kind of Mom you are! And to all the Moms out there, if no one has told you lately — you’re doing an awesome

  • Thoughts, Thanks and a Happy Mother’s Day0

    I want to thank my staff for filling in during my absence at the end of last week and making sure not only the Webb Weekly got done but the Home Show was covered. They are amazing, and truly family. The Home Show is an event we look forward to; thank you to everybody who

  • Mother’s Day 20240

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Hopefully, you’ve prepared a wonderful celebration for the moms in your life. Whether they be news moms, long-distance moms, or even dog moms, you are ready to show your appreciation for all they do. Or maybe you’re not at all ready and are still looking for the perfect

  • Maternal Mental Health Day/Week Raise Awareness0

    *This article is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with your primary care physician if you have medical questions or concerns. When it comes to holidays in the month of May, most people think of Mother’s Day (celebrated the second Sunday in May). May is also significant for moms

  • 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

  • Taber Museum Hosts Dazzling Array of Ornaments Made by Regional Artists and Opening of ‘Stars’ Exhibit

    Taber Museum Hosts Dazzling Array of Ornaments Made by Regional Artists and Opening of ‘Stars’ Exhibit0

    The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society is pleased to announce the opening of their holiday exhibit, ‘Stars’, in conjunction with their annual ornament sale. Members of the museum will have the opportunity to preview the holiday exhibit and purchase ornaments at a Members’ Only Sale, Friday, December 1, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

  • County Hall Corner: The No Hate Debate0

    If there is one prevailing aspect of today’s political climate, it is hate. And hate has no boundaries, so even a simple forum of four potential county commissioners could have turned into a shouting match. Instead, the program that took place on Tuesday, October 3rd, at the Eagle Grange #1 in Montgomery was more like

  • UPMC Lactation Consultant: Tips for Breastfeeding Moms0

    August is National Breastfeeding Month — a time to celebrate and support breastfeeding mothers. Every family may have their own unique experience with breastfeeding, or some may choose to express and bottle feed breastmilk. While it’s natural and easy for some, it may be more challenging for others. Below are a few common challenges that

  • Young of the Year

    Young of the Year0

    One of the things I’m sure we all enjoy is going down the road and spotting young wild critters, and high on that list, I’m sure, are fawn deer. I and several others I’ve talked to have had one or more occasions where we had to stop our vehicles to avoid hitting one or two

  • Empowering Dads

    Empowering Dads0

    Do I apologize now for missing certain dates, or just wait till the end of the year to do so? Good grief. First, Mother’s Day, then Father’s Day. It’s scary how fast time goes. It doesn’t help that I write a week ahead, plus I have a one-track mind lately. It was perfect that I

  • The Roving Sportsman… New Beginnings0

    It happens every spring, without fail. It has been happening for several weeks now, and if you are fortunate, you may witness this phenomenon over the next few weeks as well. It is Mother Nature’s replenishing of the species — the birth of birds and mammals throughout our fields and forests. If you have been

  • Hey, Mommas

    Hey, Mommas0

    It was May 7th when I realized that the following Sunday was Mother’s Day. I opened up our refrigerator and got a quick glance at the calendar. I gasped. “Oh my gosh, Oh my gosh. Shoot!” Ty was in the kitchen with me and asked what was wrong. I told him I didn’t realize that

  • Sunshine, Flowers, and a Happy Mother’s Day0

    As I walked out my back door last Friday all was right with the world. The birds were singing and in the distance; you could finally hear a turkey gobbling, announcing his presence. It was the first morning in a long time my 4-legged son Finn wasn’t soaking wet after returning from his visit to

  • Happy Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day0

    Every year, I think, “Steph, maybe you should do something different for Mother’s Day this year? Change it up a bit.” But then I read through this list and think, “Nah, this is the ultimate Mother’s Day list! Moms are out here killin’ it every day, and no matter what type of Mom they are,

  • How About Some Smiles0

    That old adage about April showers bringing May flowers got a bit carried away with itself as the last weekend of the previous month left us all a bit waterlogged. Hopefully, on the flower side of it, they will be in abundance to celebrate this weekend’s Mother’s Day activities. From this little corner of the

  • Learn the Meanings Behind Popular Mother’s Day Flowers

    Learn the Meanings Behind Popular Mother’s Day Flowers0

    Mother’s Day is a time to express love and appreciation for mothers, sentiments that are often expressed with gifts. Flowers are a popular present to bestow on Mother’s Day, as they can brighten a room and bring a sweet aroma to any household. While any flowers may ultimately suffice on Mother’s Day, gift givers may

  • How to Ensure a Relaxing Day for Mom this Mother’s Day

    How to Ensure a Relaxing Day for Mom this Mother’s Day0

    The unconditional love and undying patience moms exhibit as they raise their children is worthy of more than just a single day of appreciation in May. Moms do a lot for their families, and though that’s something to celebrate every day, Mother’s Day merits upping the ante in regard to showing Mom how much she’s

  • Great Gifts for Moms From All Walks of Life

    Great Gifts for Moms From All Walks of Life0

    Mother’s Day is an opportunity to show moms how much they’re loved and appreciated. Though many moms may insist they don’t want anything beyond spending the day with their children, gifts are a big part of Mother’s Day. No two moms are the same, and though standards like flowers and greeting cards will always have

  • What to do When Parents are Poor Sports?

    What to do When Parents are Poor Sports?0

    Heated debates with referees and trash-talking players is something one may expect when watching professional sports. But such behavior is not expected of parents on the sidelines of youth sporting events. However, unruly parents are on display with increasing frequency at various youth sporting events. According to a 2017 survey by the National Association of

  • 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 Bookworm Sez

    The Bookworm Sez0

    • December 21, 2022

    The leash is hooked tight. One end on your dog’s collar or harness, the other end firmly wrapped around your wrist, and he’s not going anywhere without you. Rescuing this puppers was the best thing ever and now, as in the new book by Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw, and Larry Lindner, he’s Forever Home. It

  • The Bookworm Sez: Holiday Gift Guide0

    The tree looks magnificent. Your kids did a great job decorating the parts you assigned to them; you took pictures this year, because they really outdid themselves. So you’re ready – almost – for the holidays, except for those few tricky gifts that you just can’t seem to figure out. How about books? Easy to

  • Holiday Exhibit at the Taber Museum to Feature L.L. Stearns Department Store

    Holiday Exhibit at the Taber Museum to Feature L.L. Stearns Department Store0

    The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will present as its holiday exhibit, Shopping During the Holidays: The L.L. Stearns Department Store,” from Saturday, December 3, 2022 until Saturday, January 21, 2023. The public is invited to a free preview of the exhibit Friday, December 2, from 7:00 until 8:30pm. The

  • Breastfeeding Provides Health Protection for Mom and Baby0

    Breastfeeding is often thought of as a gift between mother and baby. Not only does it provide bonding time, but the health benefits for both baby and mom are undeniable. Breastfeeding gives your baby all the nutrition and disease protection needed for normal growth and lifelong disease protection. August is National Breastfeeding Month, a month

  • More Than a Cornfield

    More Than a Cornfield0

    “Build it, and they will come” is one of the many often-quoted lines from the 1989 movie Field of Dreams. In actuality, the line in the movie was “build it, and he will come,” referencing Shoeless Joe Jackson of the 1919 Chicago White Sox fictional appearance in that Dyersville, Iowa cornfield. Regardless, whether it is

  • Remembering the Agnes Flood 50 Years Later

    Remembering the Agnes Flood 50 Years Later0

    During this week, 50 years ago, Lycoming County and the rest of the area of the Susquehanna River Basin were in the throes of the most destructive and severe flooding seen in the area up to that time. The flood was caused by heavy rains from June 20 to 24, 1972, from the remnants of

  • Mother’s Day the American Way

    Mother’s Day the American Way0

    A Happy Mother’s Day and heartfelt thank you to all the moms. There is nothing more special than a mother’s love, caring, and nurturing. This represents an amazing gift in the plan of God. The bond between a mother’s love and maternal guidance seems to grow stronger as the years pass by, and mom is

  • Happy Mother’s Day0

    Well, well, well! Look what time of year it is! It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday and time for my yearly Mother’s Day list. I make tweaks and adjustments from year to year, but overall, it’s a good list. So, without further ado… First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to my mom. I love you. Happy

  • Mother’s Day Gift Guide0

    Since becoming a mother, I’ve had a sordid history with this holiday. Mostly due to sleep deprivation and the fact that I never know what to give my own mother and mother-in-law, that shows them how much I appreciate their love and support. However, this year I feel like I’m finally on top of the

  • How Non-Traditional Families can Celebrate Mother’s Day

    How Non-Traditional Families can Celebrate Mother’s Day0

    No two families are the same. What may be “normal” for one family could be quite unique to another. Because families are so different, days such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, and even days devoted to siblings or cousins present opportunities for families to celebrate diversity while honoring their family members. Branch out

  • Drive-Thru Pat

    Drive-Thru Pat0

    Brr, kids. It is quite cold. Bundle up and stay warm. They say a major snowstorm is on its way. Great. While COVID continues to dominate the headlines. Several games and practices have been impacted. Schools are starting to go back online. Frustrating. Yes. But hang in there. We will prevail. Get a booster, wear

  • Buying Used Tupperware in a Stranger’s Yard0

    “You grab first and look later. That’s important.” “This isn’t a tea party; manners just slow you down.” It’s way too early on a Saturday morning to understand the game plan for the next few hours. I’m sleepy, cranky, and badly want a donut, but there’s no time to spare. With our destination in sight,

  • “Fall Into The Arts, Lake Fest”0

    Celebrates 7th Year! The Seventh Annual, Fall into the Arts Lake Fest will be held Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 939 Trimble Road, Trout Run (over-looking Rose Valley Lake). Admission is free and it will be held rain or shine.


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