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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.

  • Coaching for Dollars0

    With the utmost respect for Thomas Jefferson and his fellow Declaration of Independence signees, as the month-long college bowl season is about to commence — we hold these truths to be self-evident: Ohio State can’t beat Michigan, Penn State can’t beat either one, and some college boosters and administrations are shelling out millions of dollars

  • Lycoming County Special Olympics Hosting Fundraising Event0

    On December 10, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes to participate in the 43rd Annual Frostbite 5 Mile Run and 20th Annual Penguin 5K Walk. The Frostbite 5 Mile Run is the longest fundraising race event in the Williamsport area. For the past 21 years, Special Olympics Lycoming

  • The Roving Sportsman… Thoughts About Winter Feeding0

    So, which do you believe — The Farmer’s Almanac, the Weather Channel, or some good old-fashioned indications from nature — to predict what this coming winter weather will be? Snow is beginning to accumulate from the Great Lakes effect, and snow showers have been intermittently falling lately. Some predictions indicate that we may be in

  • 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

  • The World of Weird Words0

    Over the last month or two, Webb’s Weird Words has taken a largely thematic approach, with columns on animals, etymology, alcohol and a little-known linguistic item called a doublet. So now, let’s get back to our eccentric English exploration: plain old-fashioned oddball words. Here are 12, with another dozen forthcoming next week: Assegai (noun, ASS-uh-guy)

  • 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

  • A Golden Surprise0

    Even the more casual viewers of sports, especially at the college and professional levels, have noticed the increasing amount of ‘bling’ hanging around the necks of players. Following South Williamsport’s football team’s win over Muncy for the District IV Class A championship, the Mountaineers trainer, Chelsey Rieppel, was kidded about the added hardware she is

  • Cillo Breaks PA Deadlift Record – Again!

    Cillo Breaks PA Deadlift Record – Again!0

    Well, it happened again, sort of. Local legend Tom Cillo, strongman, supervisor of Williamsport Streets and Parks, and all-around nice guy, broke the PA State Deadlift Record again. Tom and I go way back to our training and powerlifting days at the YMCA and my gym, MAX Fitness, so when I heard he came out

  • Sports Turkey Talking0

    Thanksgiving is the time of year when families gather far and near It’s been a tradition since 1620 that includes a feast of plenty, There’re many hugs for those we hold dear and football teams for which to cheer, Pause and reflect those memories great, enjoy the day, and celebrate! If your family’s Thanksgiving is

  • County Hall Corner: Election is Over — Now what?0

    Let’s face it: we love competitions. It is amazing how people who have almost nothing in common become bosom buddies when rooting for their team at a sports event. There is nothing like victory, no matter what it represents, including elections. These ‘races’ on election day result in someone coming in ahead of the others.

  • Six Holiday Gifts for Teens and Young Adults They’ll Actually Like

    Six Holiday Gifts for Teens and Young Adults They’ll Actually Like0

    One of the best parts of the holidays is being together with those you love, and for many families that time together involves the exchanging of gifts among loved ones young and old. Finding the right gift for everyone can be a challenge, especially if teenagers and young adults are on your shopping list. It

  • There’s Nothing Like November In Penn’s Woods

    There’s Nothing Like November In Penn’s Woods0

    Wow, with the 2023 elections in the book and Victorian Christmas on the cover, it can mean only one thing: we’re at the doorstep of the most wonderful time of the year. I have noticed a lot of Christmas decorations going up early, and that’s just fine with me. I believe Steph talks about it

  • Area College Hoops Filled With Newness0

    The calendar has flipped; it’s now dark at 5:00 p.m., and the PIAA state playoffs for fall sports are nearing its conclusion. But for players, coaches, and spectators, the winter sports season gets underway as this Friday marks the first official practice day for local hoopsters and grapplers. While the first games of the high

  • Grandfather Talking0

    If you are a country music fan, most likely at one time or another, you have heard the song “I Wanna Talk About Me.” It was a 2001 Toby Keith hit that reached number one on the charts. Its lyrics detailed the relationship of a man dating a woman who constantly wanted to talk about

  • Logan and Me

    Logan and Me0

    Paul McGinn and I have been good friends for a very long time. We coached hoops together, and we called a few games with WEBBWEEKLYLIVE. Paul is a great dude, and he is always around. We don’t see much of each other nowadays as we focus more on our sons. Thankfully, our boys still look

  • The Roving Sportsman… In Praise of Canned Venison0

    The statewide archery deer season has been underway for weeks, and before you know it, the regular firearms deer season will begin. No doubt, both bowhunters and rifle hunters have their usual methods of hunting deer that have proven effective over the years, and hopefully, this year will be a productive one for you. Whether

  • Vote, Praise, and November Days

    Vote, Praise, and November Days0

    In my office, there is a sign that says, “In This Place We Always Salute Our Flag, Support Our Troops, Buy American, Say Merry Christmas, Say One Nation Under God, Respect Our Law Enforcement,” it then states at the bottom, “If This Offends You, There’s the Door,” in small print, “As We are Obviously Politically

  • The Layer Game0

    We are at the height of transitional dressing, friends, what with chilly morning temperatures and tepid afternoon highs. Add in a mix of sun, clouds, and rain, and it’s officially layering season! Layering garments can result in a bulky mess or an artful use of pieces that can transition from morning to evening, all while

  • The Bank is Closed0

    The silence was deafening. More than 42,000 came early and loud to the South Philly Bank, credit and debit cards in hand, anxious to make a lifetime memory deposit of their beloved Phillies in what seemed sure to be a second consecutive trip to the World Series. But in the end, they were snake-bit. As

  • Babe Ruth and His All-Stars Appeared in Williamsport 100 Years Ago This Week0

    The year 1923 was a big year for professional baseball in Williamsport. In that year, the Williamsport team became a charter member of the newly formed New York-Pennsylvania League, later to become the Eastern League. Williamsport fielded a very good team in the new league that year and captured the league’s first championship. The team

  • The Roving Sportsman… Venison Recipes0

    I was talking to a lady yesterday about the upcoming deer hunting season. While she had no distaste for the idea of hunting, she revealed her dislike of the taste of venison by asking, “Do you eat the meat?” She explained that more than 20 years ago when she last tried a venison meal, “It

  • My Dad Was My Getaway Driver0

    Throughout the year, my staff and I have quietly mentioned and brought back some memories from the past 20 years of being welcomed into your home. Some days, it feels like we just began the Webb Weekly; other days, it seems like we’ve been doing it for 50 years. I’m sure you can appreciate this

  • The Roving Sportsman… Do Your Own Processing0

    A well-placed shot and careful field care of a deer are critical first steps to ensure great-tasting venison for the dinner table. Most will agree that quickly skinning the deer will aid in cooling the meat, but there is a school of hunters who will leave the hide on while the deer hangs in a

  • The Roving Sportsman… Proper Care of Venison0

    How often have you heard someone say that they just don’t like the taste of venison or that they have tried it once but just didn’t care for it? No doubt it was not cooked properly, or worse yet, was not handled properly from the beginning. Over the years, I am pleased to say that

  • 74th Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo To Take Place This Weekend October 13, 14 and 150

    It is that time of year again. The time in which one of the most anticipated events that takes place in this area, particularly the Endless Mountains area, happens. It celebrates the beauty of the autumn canopy of leaves that appear throughout the region and locally and throughout the rest of the state as well

  • The Roving Sportsman… Chronic Wasting Disease Updates0

    Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was first noted in 1967 in research on mule deer herds in Colorado. By the late 1970s, it was recognized in captive facilities in Colorado and Wyoming in mule deer, black-tailed deer, and elk. In 1981, the disease was first identified in the wild in elk in Colorado, followed by mule

  • County Hall Corner: Lycoming County Commissioner Democratic Candidates0

    There is a lot of commotion about changing the date of the Pennsylvania Primary next Spring, but we should not have eyes on 2024 until we get through the election of 2023. Director of Voter Services Forrest Lehman really hates the term “off-year election” because every election is important in its own right and should

  • Heads Up0

    In a scoreless PSAC soccer match between rivals Lock Haven and Bloomsburg, the Lady Huskies were on the attack. From the wing, a strong kick made its way toward a Bloom teammate streaking toward the goal. As a Lock Haven defender closed in, the kick-pass missed its intended target, striking the LHU player squarely in

  • UPMC Expert: The Different Types of Physical Rehab0

    Rehabilitation benefits patients and makes a huge impact on their everyday lives, no matter the reason they started with a rehabilitation program. Illness, serious injuries, and surgery are common reasons, and a rehabilitation program is designed to help you recover to your fullest potential. There are several types of rehabilitation that help fit the needs

  • Military Appreciation Day One of the Highlights of the 168th Bloomsburg Fair0

    Appreciation of the U.S. Armed Forces will take front and center at the 168th edition of the Bloomsburg Fair when Military Appreciation Day is held at the Fair on Wednesday, September 27. This day will include a variety of things that help to honor former and present military personnel, including free admission, various booths of

  • Narcotics, Murders, Asylums & Salt: More Weird Word Origins0

    Last week’s “Weird Words” tried to show that the unlikely field of etymology (word origins) is a lot more interesting than it sounds. I mentioned, for example, that “goodbye” is a contraction of “God be with you,” and that “galaxy” has the Greek base “lact,” meaning milk — indicating the cloudy appearance of those starry

  • Meeting By Chance

    Meeting By Chance0

    From our 45-yard line seats six rows from the top of massive AT&T Stadium, we were among the 80,000 Cowboy faithful reveling in the proceedings below. “America’s Team” was in the process of grounding the invading New York Jets in the team’s home opener in an impressive Micah Parsons-led dominant performance. While white Cowboy rally


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