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  • Now You Know: Words from Religion & Culture0

    Without any introductory foofaraw, ballyhoo or rigmarole, here’s another set of oddball terms for this week’s “Weird Words”: Asafetida (ass-uh-FET-i-duh, noun) – A brown resin from the roots of a plant in the parsley family, asafetida has “a bitter, acrid taste and an obnoxious odor” ( That’s why it’s related to fetid — which means

  • This Week’s LION: Carol Sides: A True Patriot0

    On Thursday, November 10, 2016, just two days after Donald Trump had won the presidential election, Carol Sides, a senior citizen from Williamsport, received a call. “Mrs. Sides, this is the State Police. I am calling to inform you that all your personal information, including your home address, cell phone number, and email, has been

  • Room 270

    It had been a busy week at the sports wing of the Pearly Gates. Lots of folks were checking in, so much so that the Lord and his crew had opened an express lane with instructions to ask only one question of those seeking entrance. That one question was‚ who’s your favorite team? As the

  • Summer Fun Outfits0

    I don’t know about you, but one of the ways I get myself through the dreary bouts of winter weather is by dreaming up ideal summer activities, vacations, and trips. A big part of that daydreaming-as-self-care is planning (and in some cases fantasizing) all of the warm-weather outfits I’d wear. Now that we are in

  • Be Nice to Refs0

    Officiating high school basketball is hard. It is a very difficult and thankless job. I give my friends in stripes a lot of credit. You see, there is a major shortage with the local PIAA circuit. I see many of the same faces each night. The poor guys are overwhelmed. Kudos, boys and girls. Thanks.

  • Be the Best Teammate

    Be the Best Teammate0

    Oh, where to begin? Hepburn Lycoming just advanced in the State Tourney. We had a lengthy battle with Hollidaysburg. The “Boys of Summer” nipped the Tigers 8-7 in 8 innings. It was a fantastic game. Both teams were solid. What an atmosphere. Back and forth. It was amazing. Briar Persing did some major damage. He

  • Social Skills From a Social Distance0

    As COVID restrictions begin to relax, we may start to notice that our littles have lost some ground on their social skills. Some kids still may not fully understand why they have had to skip play dates or avoid sitting together at lunch tables inside school cafeterias. Older children who are aware of much more,

  • Adopt a Shelter Dog

    Adopt a Shelter Dog0

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I am notoriously early for everything. Obnoxiously so sometimes. I can’t help it. Being late gives me anxiety, and as Mr. Webb used to say, “If you’re early you’re on time, if you’re on time, you’re late, and if you’re late, you’re out the door.” So that means we

  • Need a Break!0

    I am normally pretty active on social media. But I’ve got to tell y’all, I’m beginning to reach my limit. I’m not sure there are enough ‘unfollow’ buttons to keep up with social media these days. Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, social distance, protest, facts, opinions, false equivalency, virtue signaling, the spreading of

  • Be Nice to the Refs0

    The local boys’ and girls’ hoops seasons are coming to a close. Area teams are now shifting gears and getting prepared to make a run. I was very impressed with the many games that I saw. Lycoming County will be well represented at the state level. Props to our D4 PIAA officials for doing something

  • The Return to Black0

    A happy belated Mother’s Day to all of you moms. My lovely childbearing parent flew in from California to celebrate. It turned out to be a splendid weekend, but GG had a few issues with her inbound connection. We ended up driving to Wilkes-Barre just to save her, and that is why I missed my

  • You Don’t Want to Smoke This Weed!

    You Don’t Want to Smoke This Weed!0

    In my travels the last three years to watch Jimmy play baseball in Olean, New York, I’ve made it to about every town that makes up the 12-team New York Collegiate Baseball League. From Hornell to Niagara, all the way across the state to Rochester and Syracuse, New York is truly a beautiful state. A

  • Autumn Additions – Fall upgrades for enhancing your home0

    Fall provides a time for fun and celebration, but it also can be an opportunity to refocus on taking care of your home both indoors and out. These simple upgrade ideas can help you improve aesthetic appeal, upgrade safety, keep your home free from pests and save you time, resources and money. De-bug Your Doors


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