- July 8, 2020
For almost 40 years, the Hiawatha Riverboat has been plying the local waters of the Susquehanna River from its home at Susquehanna State Park in the city’s west end. The pleasure cruises of this fine craft were in doubt for a while this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, Hiawatha officials from River Valley
Selinsgrove’s 31st Annual Antiques on the Avenue Show and Sale will be held on Sunday, July 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., rain or shine. Due to Susquehanna University being closed for the summer, the location had to be changed. It will be held in the back parking lot of the Selinsgrove Intermediate School.
Portions of 29 city streets, representing 10 miles of secondary roadway and located principally in East End or in Newberry, have been improved with crushed stone surfaces so far this summer by the municipal highway department. Twenty of the streets are in the East End, the 15th and 16th Wards, where work in former years
There is an axiom in journalism that says, “if it bleeds, it leads.” I complained about this to one of my English professors in college, and he rebutted that covering a plane crash is news, one that lands safely is not. But given the amount of turmoil over the past four to five months, I
4th of July Celebration to Be Held At Lycoming County Fairgrounds Founding Father and second American President, John Adams wrote that Independence Day should be celebrated with “pomp, parade, illumination, and fireworks,” and that tradition will continue locally when the 25th annual “Set the Night To Music” fireworks display and celebration will again be held,
On Friday, June 19, 2020 the residents of Ashler Manor’s Group Home and Life Readiness program attended an all-girls prom on campus at the campus Activities Center, escorted by the Mayor of Williamsport and local police officers. This year, the girls were escorted to the prom by two Lycoming County Sheriff deputies, Chris Warden and
This year is the 50th anniversary of what stands out as one of the more bizarre events in American history. It is best described as the “Exploding Whale” story. In November of 1970, a 45-foot, eight-ton whale washed up on a beach off the coastal city of Florence, Oregon. For this community of 9,000 or
Picnics of the family type, innumerable auto excursions, generally, more or less family affairs, and trips to nearby pleasure parks will comprise the major activities of the patriots of Williamsport Monday, the day the 150th anniversary of our independence is celebrated. The two- and one-half days reprieve from desk, bench, kitchen counter or what have
Elm Park Softball Complex Is Back Bigger and Better Than Ever For over 50 years, Williamsport’s Elm Park Complex has been synonymous with the best of amateur softball, both slow and fastpitch. After a few rough, down years, the complex is back — bigger than ever — under the auspices of the Lycoming Softball Association,
Williamsport’s “White Wings” work while you sleep. That is, they begin to work cleaning the paved streets every night promptly at midnight. They with their big sweeping apparatus, work from midnight to 7 a.m. These crews are connected with the highway department and consist of eight men, two on the big sweeper, two on the
On July 10th, Lycoming County Government will be losing yet another one its exceptional department heads. The county commissioners should be commended for their ability to find excellent replacements for these departing chiefs, but they will need to find someone with really big shoes to fill those of retiring Juvenile Probation Department Director Ed Robbins.
The euphoria of finally transitioning to the “Green” phase of the social/economic restrictions mandated by Governor Tom Wolf has been somewhat tempered by the reality that “Green” does not exactly mean “Go.” At the Monday, June 8th county press conference, government officials and community leaders strained to put the best light on the continual constraints