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  • Family Tradition of Winning0

    Pretty much everyone in North Central Pennsylvania has learned by now that the Loyalsock Lancers beat Brookville to win the PIAA Class AAA state title at Hershey’s Giant Center with a score of 75 to 53. What many people may not know, however, is that three of the players are related. Idris and Saraj Ali

  • A Tribute to Lou Hunsinger Sr.0

    This story is both the hardest and easiest story that I have ever written. Last week, my father, Lou Hunsinger Sr., died after a long illness. Thankfully he did not suffer. It is difficult to adequately express what he meant to my family, me, and his community. My dad was an unabashed American patriot who

  • Gift Giving Smiles from Local Aisles

    Gift Giving Smiles from Local Aisles0

    It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! As I’m in agreement with Andy Williams and his Christmas carol classic. Therefore, I’ll hold off on talking about anything that is politics, pandemic, or Governor Wolf’s complete poppycock that’s playing out each and every day. Hopefully, I get a new Louisville Slugger pen for Christmas to

  • 41st Whistle Stop Train Show To Be Held Sunday, December 60

    Toy train layouts, like Christmas trees, holly and ivy, have been an integral of the Christmas holiday season for as long as many people can remember. This enduring tradition is being celebrated again at the 41st Annual Whistle Stop Train Show to be held at the Woodward Township Volunteer Fire Company, near Linden on Sunday,

  • Remembering Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock0

    Baseball recently suffered the loss of two of its brightest stars from the 1960s and 1970s, and another piece of childhood dropped away with the deaths of Tom Seaver and Lou Brock. Both Seaver and Brock visited the Little League World Series. Seaver in 1988 and Brock in 2006. It was during Brock’s appearance in

  • Unique Fundraiser “Over the Edge” To Be Held September 190

    For the third time, more than 80 brave individuals will be rappelling down the side of one of Williamsport’s tallest building — in this case the Genetti Hotel — to help raise funds for three worthy non-profit groups, the River Valley Regional YMCA, the YWCA of Northcentral Pennsylvania and the Williamsport Area School District Education

  • SuperStars: A Group Fitness Program For Those of Diverse Abilities and Special Needs0

    In his inaugural address, John F. Kennedy said, “God’s work must truly be our own.” One Montoursville woman and at least six volunteers that include her two daughters, take this directive seriously. Together for the past ten years, they have been bringing the concept of physical fitness, wellness, and increased self-esteem to individuals with diverse

  • Dad’s Day0

    With no statistical facts to uphold my suspicions, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn the television ratings for ‘The Game Show Network’ have spiked dramatically during the past several months. With families sequestered in their homes and most competitive sports programming limited to reruns of games played years ago, those whimsical shows at

  • The Mighty Atom0

    I began my fitness and wellness career in 1993 to pay rent while I was going to school at Lock Haven University. My goal at the time was to pursue a career in academia as a professor of Exercise Physiology and personal training was simply a means to an end. At that time, it was

  • 50 Years of Self-Defense Instruction0

    Lanny Reed was an avid wrestler in high school, wrestling in the 112-pound weight class. It was no wonder that when he joined the Air Force in 1967, Reed began taking martial arts instruction to fill his spare time. While he was stationed at Elmendorf Air Force Base, in Anchorage, Alaska, Reed began taking judo

  • A Christmas Blessing and Story…0

    If you know Father John Manno, you can’t help but love him. He has been a true blessing to our community for decades. I thank him for sharing his Christmas card and message for this glorious season with all of us. It began with the simple cry of a baby … And grew into a

  • A Bit of This and That…

    A Bit of This and That…0

    So, on October 26th, I had the amazing chance to go ‘Over the Edge’ as part of a fundraiser benefit the YWCA, the YMCA and the Williamsport Educational Foundation. With 60 or so rappellers taking the ‘leap’, over $50,000 was raised! I had a terrifyingly fun time doing my rappel. You don’t really think about

  • Over the Edge Fundraiser to be Held October 26 To Benefit Several Non-Profits0

    Rappelling 105 feet down the side of the William Hepburn High Rise at 400 Lycoming Street in Williamsport, does not sound like your average fundraiser, but that is exactly what the officials from three area non-profit organizations hope when the “Over the Edge” fundraiser is held this Saturday, October 26th as brave and generous individuals

  • Thank you Andre the Giant

    Thank you Andre the Giant0

    When I was a kid in the late 1970s and early 1980s I fondly remember watching pro-wrestling with my dad and older brother on Sunday nights. Being eight years old or so, I could never quite decide if it was real or not. My heroes were, of course, Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and Andre the Giant,

  • Over The Edge

    Over The Edge0

    Rappel spots are limited for Over the Edge 2019— the daring urban adventure fundraiser benefitting the YWCA Northcentral PA, River Valley Regional YMCA and Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation. Slated for October 26th at the William Hepburn High Rise, volunteers who raise or contribute at least $1,000 for either the YWCA, the YMCA, or

  • Junior League of Williamsport Celebrates 90 Years0

    Since 1929 the Junior League of Williamsport has been a driving force behind initiatives that have significantly contributed to the health of our community. The members of the League reflect a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and professional pursuits that work together to identify unmet needs and create bridges to facilitate change. For 90 years,


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