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  • “Not Such a Bad Little Tree”: A Charlie Brown Christmas0

    Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts has inspired no less than 50 different television specials; but of course, the best and most beloved is the one that started it all: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Last week in Webb, I named that as my single favorite holiday movie; so now let’s expand a bit with background and trivia

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  • Road Trips0

    The high school basketball season is in full swing. Yes. I have already seen some of you in the local gyms. I appreciate all the kind words, folks. I sincerely do. I ENJOY THOSE ARTICLES will always get you a fist bump or a hug. Kids under the age of 10 will score a $5

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  • Let’s Find Some Holiday Fun!0

    Gather ’round the Christmas tree, friends; it’s time to sort out the remainder of the Holiday Season! I know that we are all hustling and bustling, and having bushels of fun finding those perfect gifts, but let’s take a break from that and find some fun things to do! Luckily for you, I’ve done all

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  • Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra Presents Holiday Jazz Concerts0

    • December 13, 2023

    Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16, 2023 The Williamsport City Jazz Orchestra presents their popular annual Holiday Jazz concert on Friday, December 15 at 7:30 p.m. at their new home, the Trachte Music Center at Lycoming College. Tickets are $20 available at the door, and students with ID are free. Back by popular demand,

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  • 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

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  • Muncy Christian Fellowship0

    • December 13, 2023

    With a desire to serve God and the community in love and with a willingness to work hard and follow biblical concepts are the foundation stones on which Muncy Christian Fellowship has been recently established at Brummer Pond Road and E. Penn Street, Muncy. A team of foundational members was formed from an overflowing home

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  • Early Gifts for Movie-Lovers0

    Much as I love Home Alone and It’s a Wonderful Life, I’m steering my sleigh toward under-the-radar holiday films for Webb readers this December. Here are seven: Cash on Demand (1961) – This swift, real-time drama does not at first seem like a holiday film — though it does take place on a snowy Dec.

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  • Repasz Holiday Concert 20230

    Carols, classics, love songs, movie scores, Russian music, pop tunes, medleys, jazzy Christmas versions and even a waltz. “There is something for everyone,” says conductor Jeff Dent, describing this year’s free holiday concert by Williamsport’s world-famous Repasz Band. Slated for 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 at the Community Arts Center, the ensemble’s annual Christmas-season performance

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  • “Tickety-boo” and “Schwarmerei”: Another Dozen from the World of Weird Words0

    Having spent some fall columns on related language matters like etymology and doublets, we’re back to our titular subject last week and this. As promised in the previous installment, here’s a second set of 12 weird words to chew on; after these, we’ll move on to something more seasonal for mid-December. As usual, we’ll look

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  • A Red Kettle Double-Up0

    It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere you go across the West Branch Valley. This Christmas carol seems perfect as we head into December. The song has been recorded by many artists over the years with different musical styles. I’m still old school and like Bing Crosby’s version the best. The song

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  • Christmas Music by Candlelight

    Christmas Music by Candlelight0

    December 3, 2023, marks the 85th presentation of the Williamsport Music Club’s annual CHRISTMAS MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT. The only year missed was 2020 due to COVID 19. The service, held on the first Sunday in December, is the club’s Christmas gift to the community. The first such service was at the First Baptist Church in

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  • Giving Thanks and Just Plain Giving0

    While the actual Thanksgiving Day has just passed, that single day to many signals not just a day but a season of being thankful, sharing time with family and friends and celebrating all of the good things in our lives. Thanksgiving Day marks the beginning of the holiday season that runs through to Christmas and

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  • 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

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  • Secret Santa Practical Gift Guide0

    Forget Thanksgiving; it’s been Christmas since November 1st, or so it seems in stores and in the fast pace of this month. Everyone I talk to feels like the season is flying by, and we’re all trying to keep our heads above water. There’s no more prepping for the week ahead; you must plan a

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  • The Annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market is Back Scheduled for December 2nd0

    Only a few weeks away, we are gearing up for our annual Pajama Factory Holiday Market, a Williamsport tradition that is continuing in a big way. This event promises to get you in the merriest of moods with an atmosphere full of both the holiday spirit and the most unique gifts. The event will take

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  • The Perfect Holiday Party Playlist

    The Perfect Holiday Party Playlist0

    Experienced party hosts understand that certain elements are essential to throwing a successful get-together. Guests expect a few things when they arrive, with good food and drink topping the list. Music also figures into the magic formula for a well-received party. The late Aretha Franklin said, “Music does a lot of things for a lot

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