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  • True-Life Underdogs: Woody Harrelson in “Champions”0

    When did the Farrelly brothers get so touchy-feely? This is the filmmaking duo Bobby and Peter, who gave us such oft-crude comedies as Dumb and Dumber, Osmosis Jones and There’s Something About Mary. And then in 2018, Peter directed the moving race-dramedy Green Book, which won three Oscars — including Best Picture. Now Bobby has

  • Reunions0

    On a sunny and hot 90-degree July afternoon, a slight breeze, a covered pavilion, and a scenic view of folks enjoying boating activities on the Susquehanna River provided the backdrop as long-ago South Williamsport high school classmates gathered at the Susquehanna Boat Club. Many years ago, during his scholastic days, class president Bob Coolidge excelled

  • The World of Weird Words0

    Last week, Webb’s Weird Words wandered into the wonky world of sesquipedalian terms — meaning “long” or “polysyllabic” (literally: “one and a half feet”). Today by contrast, we’ll look at the other end of the spectrum — with a selection of diminutive, Lilliputian or teeny-weeny words. (Sorry, there aren’t too many comical synonyms for “short.”)

  • A Mazzante Conversation0

    Whenever the accomplishments of local basketball talent are discussed, Kelly Mazzante’s name is at the forefront of the conversation. Such was again the case with the recent announcement that Mazzante had left Bucknell University to accept an assistant coaching position at Georgetown University. The former Montoursville High School and Penn State University standout enjoyed a

  • Tale of Two Cities0

    The question has long been pondered — “If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?” Around these parts, that’s most likely the same reaction rendered to the recent news that the City of Oakland and the Oakland Athletics have begun divorce proceedings. After years of

  • 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

  • A Chocolate Town Honor

    A Chocolate Town Honor0

    The game flashing across the TV screen was a bit of an afterthought as our conversation centered on the day’s activities. Suddenly, Jean pointed out, “That’s Dwight refereeing this game.” The game was the PIAA Girl’s 3A state championship game between Dunmore and River Valley from Hershey’s Giant Center. That Dwight was longtime friend and

  • Publicly Irritating Athletic Attendees0

    As this is being written, I have no idea which version of the old adage “March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb” may hold true. Regardless of how the weather may treat us during the month ahead, one thing is for certain; of the many basketball teams and wrestling squads that

  • Are You Ready for Some Football?0

    As another NFL season comes to a close, it’s time for our yearly rundown of Super Bowl picks and predictions! Mike Rafferty started this tradition over a decade ago, and it has been so much fun to continue the tradition each year! Let’s start around the office. Jaime is up first with an Eagles win

  • Happy Anniversary!0

    January 22, 2003, we published the first issue of Webb Weekly. As you can see on the cover, our cover story that was about the upcoming Super Bowl. Man, have we covered a lot since then. Going back through and looking at past issues this week has been a trip, to say the least. The

  • Looking Back.

    Looking Back.0

    Happy Birthday to the Webb Weekly. And special thanks to those who are fans of this page. I am truly humbled by all of your feedback and positive vibes. I want to give some love and congratulate a few — props to the boss man Jim and my lovely editor Steph for allowing me to

  • A Remarkable Recovery in Progress

    A Remarkable Recovery in Progress0

    What a week it was to open the New Year. Buffalo Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin in the biggest football game of the NFL season before a national audience, suffered cardiac arrest upon being hit. This showed the risk versus reward and love of the game — but to what extent that every football player faces.

  • Williamsport Sun: November 28, 1936 – South Side to Entertain CCC Camp Wednesday0

    South Williamsport, as a community, will entertain the men of the Livonia Camp 66 of the Civilian Conservation Corps on Wednesday evening next week at a banquet, entertainment and dance. Over 165 enrollees are expected to attend. Ever since the St. Patrick’s Day flood the residents of the borough have had in mind some kind

  • Billtown Blues Association Presents Annual Fundraiser and Announces Lineup for 2022 Fall Into The Blues0

    The Cadillac Cats, Neil Tapp, Ben Brandt and Soul Miners Union, and Chris LaRose and the Hex Highway Blues Band are all set for the Billtown Blues Association’s annual fundraiser Sunday, November 6th, at the Genetti Hotel in downtown Williamsport. The music kicks off at 4:00 p.m. and will parallel the organization’s silent auction, where

  • A New Challenge Awaits0

    Describing himself as “a basketball junkie,” newly named South Williamsport girls’ basketball coach Dean Kriebel’s upcoming on-court challenge isn’t nearly as daunting as the ten-month cancer foe he successfully defeated during the past year. “Two years ago, I had the opportunity to get back in the game coaching the boys’ seventh-grade team, and I really

  • Let’s Put an End to Kid’s Cancer0

    • September 28, 2022

    Kids cancer’ — what an awful term! Cancer itself is horrible in and of itself, as applied to anyone, but when it affects a child who is just starting their life, it is especially devastating for that child and the family that loves them. We have, no doubt, all lost someone to this dreaded disease,

  • Bling0

    It is a promotional spot that has appeared over and over on the MLB TV network. In the feature, former outfielder Cliff Floyd is seen counseling Minnesota Twins outfielder Byron Buxton on wearing “bling” during games. With gold chains wrapped around his neck, Floyd advises, “You’ve got to look good, but you have to be


    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

  • A New Season at the Old Ballpark0

    On Thursday, that welcomed familiar cry of “play ball” will once again echo across the scenic acreage of Williamsport’s Historic Bowman Field as the nation’s second-oldest baseball park will usher in another season of baseball when the Crosscutters begin year two as members of the MLB Draft League hosting the State College Spikes. Now known

  • St. John Neumann Regional Academy’s Senior Project “Packages with a Purpose” Aids Cancer Patients0

    The concept of service and care for others is an integral part of the mission of St. John Neumann Regional Academy. In this spirit, the school’s senior project, “Packages with a Purpose,” is being carried out. The packages that are part of the project contain items for cancer patients at the Hillman Cancer Center at

  • Shining Moments0

    Calendars throughout the area denoted nothing special about March 18. However, at one anxious building on Penn Street in Williamsport, that third Friday in March was indeed a red-letter day. At about the same time, St. John Neumann Regional Academy graduate Kevin Anderson was taking the floor with his Delaware Blue Hens against Villanova in

  • The Handshake0

    Traced back to the ancient days of the Roman Empire, warnings have existed to “beware the ides of March,” a saying forecasting troubled times ahead. Sports is but a mere sideshow to the more important segments of human existence we face these days, but if the post-game skirmish played out on television following the recent

  • 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

  • Role Models0

    “I am not a role model.” Spoken 29 years ago by then NBA basketball star and now a TV hoops commentator, Charles Barkley, that famous quote has long been remembered and often referenced. Those six words were the opening line of a 1993 Nike TV commercial during which Barkley went on to say, “I’m not

  • #weSHOREcare Stuff the Bus

    #weSHOREcare Stuff the Bus0

    The members of the Jersey Shore High School Future Business Leaders of America (JS FBLA) were busy during November, as they were working hard to support those in need in the community through their #weSHOREcare project. This year, #weSHOREcare organized a “Stuff the Bus” themed food drive in order to gather food and monetary donations

  • River Valley Transit Unveiled Special Olympics Pennsylvania Bus Wrap to Featured Lycoming County Athletes & Their Families0

    On Sunday, October 17, 2021, River Valley Transit unveiled its latest Special Olympics Pennsylvania focused bus wrap to the athletes that are featured in the design as well as to their friends and families. The unveiling took place at River Valley Transit’s Administrative Offices, located at 1500 West Third Street in Williamsport, PA. The event

  • Trey and Alize0

    Two weeks ago, I wrote an article about Williamsport native Treyson Potts. The University of Minnesota stud running back had been tearing it up. This all came to an abrupt end. Potts suffered an undisclosed injury serious enough to keep him hospitalized for six days. The details were very hush-hush, and Coach PJ Fleck talked

  • The Presence of Fall0

    The arrival of fall has always presented me with a bit of a conundrum. As a fan of summer, I enjoy the warmer days with daylight lasting well into the early evening. Fall certainly has its better qualities with pleasant days, cool evenings and the annual display of color Mother Nature affords us. It is

  • MLB Draft League Re-visited0

    With the Major League Baseball regular season coming to a close this week, it afforded an opportunity to sit down with Gabe Sinicropi, the director of marketing & public relations for the Williamsport Crosscutters, to discuss his assessment of the team’s initial season in the MLB Draft League. WW: From your perspective, what is your

  • You Wanna Bet?0

    Following a recent team practice session, one of the coaches rapidly completed his post-practice responsibilities and, dashing to his car, told his fellow coaches, “See you guys tomorrow. I’ve got to get to my fantasy draft league meeting.” On another occasion earlier this summer, while engaged in a baseball conversation, one person in the group,

  • Can’t Win ‘Em All0

    As local Little League seasons begin to wind down, it’s becoming more and more likely that kids are going to have to learn how to lose. More specifically how to lose with grace. Loss in sports, and in life, is inevitable. There is no avoiding it. But teaching children to lose with dignity, and with

  • May the Birthday Long Continue0

    It may be my age. It may be my pride. It may be my lifelong experiences. In reality, it is no doubt a combination of all three that culminated in a more emotional than usual Fourth of July weekend. I watched baseball and fireworks, consumed hot dogs and apple pie, and, as corny as it

  • Williamsport Sun: June 4, 1941 – 300 Workers Launch U.S.O. Campaign for $10,000 County Quota0

    Three hundred enthusiastic volunteer workers joined last night in launching the Lycoming County campaign for $10,000 for the religious, recreational, and social welfare of American youth now training in U.S. Army camps or concentrated in defense industrial centers. They attended a “Dutch treat” dinner at the Y.W.C.A where the county chapter of the United Service


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