- May 20, 2020
Fellow Americans, during this difficult time we will continue to serve the citizens of the West Branch Valley and our local business community to the very best of our ability. There has never been a more important time to buy locally and support the area’s economy. We are all in this together. God-bless America.
Summer vacation presents an opportunity for students to enjoy an extended break from the classroom. While this respite from routine may be a welcome change to youngsters, teachers frequently lament that valuable educational lessons seem to be forgotten each summer. Educators then face tougher hurdles when students return to school in the fall. Such a
I’m an avid hunter, after all, I’ve been a hunter all my life, but I also enjoy watching wildlife. As many people probably already know, in addition to my love of hunting I am also a wildlife artist and illustrator. As such, it’s important that I observe, and carefully study, wildlife as much as possible.
Micellar water is an increasingly popular beauty trend that many are touting as a potential replacement for cleaning and moisturizing supplies. Those who are unfamiliar with micellar water may wonder how it can revamp their wellness routines. Chemistry at the root of micelles The story behind micellar water begins with a cursory lesson in chemistry.
Mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and many more remarkable women often work tirelessly and without fanfare to provide for their families. Even though they may deserve to be recognized throughout the year, moms enjoy a special day nestled within the month of May when children, spouses and others celebrate Mother’s Day. Many people give heartfelt gifts on
Arbor Day, April 27th, came and went, and probably only one out of a hundred people knew of it, and probably only one out of that number celebrated the event. The idea of planting trees might not seem glamorous, but Williamsport built its reputation as the “Lumber Capital of the World,” and had not those
Mass casualty shooting incidents have been an all too tragic norm in recent years. This sad tendency even reached its ugly hand into houses of worship in November 2017 when 26 people were killed in a mass-shooting incident at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. In order to prevent such a tragedy, or
May 1st Alex Reed a sophomore from Loyalsock and Connery McFadden a senior from Saint John Neumann met with Congressman Tom Marino to discuss the Lycoming County Youth Development Taskforce. Alex and Connery presented information on the areas of focus for the YDTF and asked for Marino’s support. Alex and Connery spoke about the recent
No one is immune to stress. When chronic, stress can have long-lasting negative effects on a person’s overall health, potentially contributing to high blood pressure and weakening sufferers’ immune systems, thereby making them more vulnerable to a host of ailments. Stress may be most often associated with adults, but teenagers are no strangers to stress.
2018 will mark the Williamsport Crosscutters’ 20th season, and the team will be celebrating the milestone in a number of ways during the upcoming season. Although the Crosscutters have been in existence 20 years it has been 25 years since Gabe Sinicropi, the team’s vice president of marketing, relocated from Geneva, New York when the
Well, the calendar reads May, and things are warming up. I’m not going to say it can’t snow, because this spring anything’s been possible. How nice is it though to sit out at a ballgame with a short sleeve shirt and shorts as that bright sunshine beats down on your shoulders? Sixty is the new
Thank a Nurse… Looking back through last year’s issue, I was reminded that this week is National Nurses Week. And in case you somehow don’t know, nurses are amazing. They are the first line of defense in your health care and are indispensable members of hospitals, doctors’ offices, hospices, home health services and more. I
It’s time to welcome fresh air, enjoy outdoor barbecues and run around at the park with family and friends. While embracing these warm activities, you may also face the dreaded symptoms of allergies. However, allergy season doesn’t have to keep you indoors. Pediatric health expert Dr. Tanya Altmann offers these tips to help manage and
By Natasha Alligood-Percoco, MD OB/GYN specialist at UPMC Susquehanna While you may not need a Pap test every year, there are plenty of reasons to check in with your doctor for an annual well-woman visit. Regularly seeing your gynecologist assures that you set the right schedule for health screenings and catches potential problems early. Women
If you would enjoy a local version of “Dancing With the Stars,” and at the same time, support a worthy cause, then you might be interested in attending and supporting the Second Annual “Dance the Night Away.” The event, which benefits Hope Enterprise, to be held on Friday, May 4 at the Genetti Hotel. Modeled
There is a saying that is often passed among fellow turkey hunters that “If you can’t kill a turkey, save a turkey!” It sounds a bit odd, but it has genuine merit when you realize what it means. There are times when one is spring gobbler hunting that something that comes to your calling is
Believe me; I’m not suggesting that anyone have a bad or crappy time but rather now is the time to begin your search for some good crappie fishing. I know it’s the beginning of trout season, and I have been putting my share of time on the trout streams as well, but I’ve also been
For more than 75 years, the Newberry Lions Fair has been one of the most anticipated fun, carnival-type events in the area. This longtime favorite is taking place again this year from May 1 to 5 outside Bowman Field. The Newberry Lions Club was organized and chartered on March 10, 1942, by International Association of
From the cost of gym memberships to prepping healthier meals, living well can be expensive. Before you abandon your goals for a healthier lifestyle, consider these tips that show you don’t have to overspend to live a better life. Plan Your Meals An impromptu visit to the grocery store inevitably ends up costing more than
Hunter Corbin, a South Williamsport Area High School senior, recently completed a community service project through his political science class through which he raised funds to purchase and fill eight totes with comfort items for patients receiving cancer treatment at UPMC Susquehanna. Pictured from left: Laurie King, social worker at UPMC Susquehanna Cancer Center, Tricia
It’s possible my husband wept when we sold our 11-year-old Jeep recently. I’m not sure if it was because he regrets no longer having third-row seating or because he misses the French fries that the new owners will surely find beneath said seating. At any rate, he had what could only be described as an