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  • Trouble, Tragedy & Timing0

    I want to begin with a serious safety and driving issue I only see getting worse. I will mention the specific routes I drive several times during the course of the day, but I have witnessed this problem across our area. As people are so quick to twist things in today’s world, I will make

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  • Principles of First Aid Everyone Should Know0

    Emergencies can strike at any time. This became more than evident with the tragedy that we saw last Monday night with Damar Hamlin during Monday Night Football. I encourage everyone to take a basic first aid/CPR class. You never know when that skill may be needed. But this seems like a good time to go

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  • The Gifts of Heaven – Hope0

    This past Sunday, the Christian world entered the season of Advent. Advent prepares us for the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ in much the same way Lent prepares us to remember His suffering, death, and resurrection. While Advent is associated with Christmas, its greater purpose is to serve as an annual reminder of

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  • County Hall Corner: Are You Ready for Trouble?0

    September is National Preparedness Month, which certainly does not cause parades and festivals from communities around the country — but it is something that we should not just push aside lightly. The tragedy that occurred in the United States on September 11th, 2001, was recently commemorated by thousands of bikers at the 911 Memorial Ride.

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Shape Up!0

    Tragically, every year as the hunting season gets underway and the “army” of Pennsylvania hunters hits the woods, unpleasant discoveries are made. As these hunters travel deeper into the woods than normal in pursuit of small or big game, the chances are all-too-real that they may come across a hiker or camper that has passed

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  • A Hollywood Ending0

    During a recent banking visit, a conversation ensued with a bank employee who I have known for several years. She is professional and congenial and treats her customers as though she was their own personal banker. She always asks about family and how things are going. On this particular day, she inquired about any trips

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  • An Ode to Yellowstone

    An Ode to Yellowstone0

    My thoughts remain with Yellowstone. My favorite National Park experienced a major flood. While repairs are underway, the impacts of this extraordinary event are still in the mix. The park received three inches of rain and over five inches of snow during the first week of June. Temperatures rose, and it created a historical “high

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  • Do Something0

    The ominous sky opened up just moments before the Lycoming County Veterans Council was set to begin its annual Memorial Day Service at Williamsport’s West Fourth Street Veterans Memorial Park. Undaunted, the large crowd that had gathered remained in place with umbrellas and rain gear at the ready. They were there to honor and pay

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  • ENOUGH0

    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

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  • County Hall Corner: School Shootings: Action and Reaction0

    There are times that even the best of writers are at a loss for words. The incredible tragedy that took place at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which took the lives of nineteen children and two adult teachers, is simply unfathomable to comprehend. What causes an individual to not only want to take

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  • The Bookworm Sez0

    A fresh new page. No matter how old you are, that’s always a treat: the first clean page in a new book or journal. It’s like a spritz of chilled water on a hot day; like crisp, clean sheets on a hotel bed. A new page, a fresh start, a different step, as in the

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  • Ukrainian Donations, St. Paddy’s Day Celebration, and Home Improvement Anticipation0

    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day, and good luck to all on planning whatever home improvement is needed. Before I get to both of those topics, I have a little more serious issue to talk about. I am always amazed how the people of the West Branch Valley come together during a crisis, whether it’s here at

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  • The Tragedy of Macbeth: Joel & Denzel Take on the Bard0

    Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” is famously plagued by a curse — a frightening series of mishaps, injuries, and deaths going all the way back to the play’s first staging in 1610. We don’t have space to go into all that here (just google “curse of Macbeth”), but perhaps this is one reason why it’s proven perilously difficult

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  • Avoid Toxic Positivity0

    There is no doubting that this is a strange time to be alive. Not only does a worldwide pandemic continue to rage and disrupt our lives, but international turmoil seems to make daily headlines continually. With 24-hour news cycles and the internet, we are bombarded by the media with an endless stream of negativity in

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Getting Into Shape for Hunting0

    Tragically, every year as the hunting season gets underway and the “army” of Pennsylvania hunters hits the woods, unpleasant discoveries are made. As these hunters travel deeper into the woods than normal in pursuit of small or big game, the chances are all-too-real that they may come across a hiker or camper that has passed

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  • This Week’s LION: Recognizing Thirteen Fallen Heroes0

    The number of indignities in the fiasco of America’s departure from Afghanistan would fill volumes, but one that has got almost no media attention was the blocking of official recognition by Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the US House of Representatives floor for the recognition of the thirteen US military personnel who lost their lives just

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