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  • How to Stay Healthy at Work0

    The fall weather is finally upon us, which means daily temperatures can go up and down, the mornings can be frosty, but the afternoons pleasantly crisp, and cold/flu season is looming. If you work in an office or enclosed space, colds can spread quickly. The chances for getting the latest bug increase if you’re also

  • Heading to Deer Camp0

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission has just released a bulletin, as they do every year about this time, cautioning all motorists to slow down and stay alert for increased numbers of deer crossing the highways. The “rut,” or fall breeding season is about to peak, and the deer are definitely on the move. Many yearling bucks

  • Thank a Veteran0

    Last year on Veterans Day I wrote a list of ‘thank yous’ to soldiers—past, present and training. Re-reading it was a stark reminder of all the things civilians take for granted in everyday life, so I think that it bears repeating. So to all of the men and women who are serving in each branch

  • Operation Christmas Child Takes Place November 13-200

    The highly successful program to make the lives of children overseas have a brighter Christmas, known as “Operation Christmas Child,” will be collecting shoeboxes filled with toys, hygiene products, and school supplies, the week of November 13 to 20. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse collecting and distributing shoeboxes to 110 different

  • West Branch Hall of Fame To Honor 11 Inductees0

    Two weeks ago the West Branch Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame stepped up to the plate and successfully hosted the 55th Annual Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Williamsport. Among the 13 statewide honorees was Loyalsock Township High School basketball coach Ron Insinger, Pennsylvania’s all-time leader in boy’s high

  • Game Seven0

    Game Seven — the ultimate competition in Major League Baseball treated us again on the first day of November for the 39th time in baseball history. On the dawning of the day of the showdown in Los Angeles between the Dodgers and Astros, I came extremely close to asking Webb Weekly editor Steph Nordstrom for

  • Former Athens Player Makes Impact with Lock Haven As Freshman on the Pitch0

    The first steps alone on a college campus can seem intimidating for a freshman starting his or her journey to the next station in the life. Gone are the parents by their side, the students supporting their summer classes with tours through the University, and a lack of responsibility generally allotted to a freshly graduated

  • Movember0

    Good golly, Miss Molly. Time certainly flies when you’re having a ball. I can’t believe it’s already November. Fall is most definitely in the air, and the locals are amidst a transition on many fronts. High school football playoffs are here, and the basketball junkies are gearing up for another season soon. I am looking

  • Neglected Battery Causes Lost Fishing Day0

    The fishing day began with hope and expectations. It would end quite differently, terminated much sooner than anticipated. I was fishing The Susquehanna River on this chilly mid-November morning. No other boats were present; no other fishermen willing to tolerate the 35-degree air temperature. The forecast: light wind, partly sunny, and climbing thermometer held promise.

  • Pennsylvania’s Black Bears0

    I’ve always been somewhat fascinated by the fact that black bears roam our state’s forests and fields and I’m sure a lot of others share that idea. It’s intriguing to know that there is still a creature, in our backyards, that’s so big and powerful that it could easily take down an unarmed man if

  • Saluting Our Veterans0

    “We the People” are so very blessed to call the United States of America our home. The absolute freedoms we enjoy and often take for granted, are not an option for the majority of people around the world. The land and prosperity of our Nation are why everyone wants to immigrate to America, and no

  • The In-Between Time0

    Halloween is officially behind us and now we have a little bit of time to just breathe before the holiday season begins. I know that local stores would have you believe that the holidays are right on top of us, but let’s not rush things. Right now is the perfect time of year to just

  • Life Jackets: Make The Right Fit And Wear Them0

    Without question, wearing life jackets (personal floatation devices — PFDs) saves lives. They help minimize motion to keep you afloat and help insulate your body. Cold water robs the body of heat 25 to 30 times faster than air. It may come as a surprise, but the water doesn’t have to be icy to cause

  • The Roving Sportsman … The Time is Now0

    Daytime temperatures are now peaking in the 50s, and nighttime temperatures are in the 30s and low 40s. Several recent sunrises have revealed a light frost from the night before. The fall colors are peaking or have peaked in our area, and the falling leaves are allowing increased visibility in our woods. The acorn drop

  • You Can Do Magic0

    I’ve been spending a great deal of time at my beloved alma mater of late. Yes, I find myself taking a stroll down memory lane every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. A lot has changed in the past twenty years, but I still get goose bumps whenever I head to the Taj Mahal. It’s grand.

  • Tickets For Skip Hunsinger Christmas Children’s Spectacular To Be Given Out This Saturday0

    Tickets for what is rapidly becoming a Christmastime tradition in this area will be given out this Saturday, November 4 at the Community Arts Center. Approximately 2,000 tickets for the Skip Hunsinger Christmas Children’s Spectacular beginning at 10 a.m. These tickets will be given out on a first-come-first-served basis. They will be given out until

  • Postseason Stories Abound in District 4 Area Competitors Take Aim at the Next Level0

    Even as this column drops, the playoff pictures for different sports will either be drastically changed or just about to start. Despite the constant changes, there have been some great stories leading up to each sport’s respective postseason. There have been teams fighting to qualify. There have been outstanding performances. All told, District 4 delivered

  • No Heavy Hammer Here0

    One of the urban legends of government spending is the $600 hammer. Immortalized by everyone from late-night comedians to political leaders, the infamous military hammer was simply a bundled purchase with many different spare parts, some very expensive. For bookkeeping purposes, all the items on the list were allocated engineering expenses divided equally, so the

  • Central PA-ranormal Convention To Be Held this Weekend0

    A first-of-its-kind event for this area will take place this weekend, November 4 and 5 when the Central PA-ranormal Convention is held at the Pajama Factory. The event will feature various speakers, presentations, and vendors dealing with the mysterious world of the paranormal. “This event is the first of its kind in the city of

  • Deer on the Move, Motorist Use Caution – Pennsylvania whitetails entering period of peak activity0

    With deer becoming increasingly active, and daylight saving time soon to put more vehicles on the road during the hours when deer move most, the Pennsylvania Game Commission is advising motorists to slow down and stay alert. Deer become more active in autumn with the lead-up to their fall breeding season, commonly referred to as

  • This Week’s LION: Walter Reed – Hughesville Mayor0

    When my niece Brittany married Chris, who both worked at UPMC Susquehanna Health Hospital in Williamsport, I was very surprised when they purchased a home in Hughesville. I asked why they chose to live there, rather than a location closer to where they worked. They smiled like they were in on a secret. Hughesville is

  • Fashion Rules to Live By0

    When talking about fashion with a capital “F” there are no rules. Hence designers push themselves to innovate, magazines test the limits of taste, and celebrities step out on the red carpet in some very grandiose ensembles. The “sky’s the limit” approach to fashion is what makes it a fun to follow as an art

  • One Long Season to Remember?0

    What an amazing time of year if you’re a sports fan. There is something going on for everyone — provided you are interested in athletic competition. On the professional sports scene all four major sports can be found in season, sometimes all competing on the same day. Major League Baseball is wrapping up their Fall

  • American Rescue Workers Box City Highlights Homelessness This Weekend0

    Homelessness is one of America’s greatest and most serious of social problems and to shine a spotlight on this problem the local American Rescue Workers organization will be holding a “Box City” this weekend, November 3 and 4. November is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month; it is a good time to get involved with

  • Day Tripping0

    In 1865 newspaper editor Horace Greeley penned the now famous words “Go west young man.” 117 years later, although not a young man and for an entirely different reason, South Williamsport High School graduate Denise Day headed in that westerly direction and in the process carved a legendary athletic career that was again recognized with

  • And the Winners are…0

    The weather is getting colder, I’m seeing pumpkin spice everything, everywhere…I guess that means fall is here! The best part is, is that Halloween is this weekend! Speaking of Halloween, I picked all the winners for our Halloween contest Congratulations to the following winners of our Gathering Ghosts Contest! • Sophia Burley • Hunter Toon

  • Murrelle Shoots an 81 to Become Sayre’s First State Qualifier in Golf0

    Sayre’s Ryan Murrelle walked out of the clubhouse with an ear-to-ear smile after receiving the news he just qualified for the PIAA Golf Championships. The two prior years were filled with disappointment as Murrelle failed to qualify due to one stroke in both instances. Those two disappointing years helped fuel Murrelle to the finish as

  • Anti-Aging Habits for Your 30s0

    Your 30s are a great time of life! At least they have been for me thus far. Once you’ve hit your mid-30s, you hopefully have gained some knowledge about life and have blossomed into a better, more mature, and more polished version of yourself. However, with wisdom can come laugh lines, frown lines, and a

  • Rhubarb0

    My sources tell me that something big is about to go down. Expect a major announcement regarding Elm Park and its future shortly. Breaking news. So I reached out to the Mayor for a little insight and perspective. But as of today, neither he, nor anyone from his office, had returned my emails or calls.

  • Anglers Resort To Small Flies To Catch Big Fish0

    Atlantic salmon fishing can hardly be described as predictable. The fish first must arrive. After several years of feeding on the ocean’s bounty, salmon return to their natal river, often to the same spot where they were hatched. This is an incredible feat of navigation, a miracle performed by the smell of the water, which

  • The Tell-Tale Heart0

    TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in

  • “You Should Be Here”0

    Happy Halloween! Make sure you watch out for all trick-or-treaters young and old. Parents, please check all the candy and goodies, besides that’s the best part of being a dad during Halloween. My kids wondered why I only checked the Kit Kats and Snickers. This week is my favorite from publisher picture of the year.

  • Mercy!0

    For some strange reason that one word of emphasis crooned in singer Roy Orbison’s 1964 hit song “Pretty Woman” has stayed with me over the years. If you’ve never heard the song, give it a visit on the Internet. It is only one word but it surely emphasizes the message of his song. Mercy may


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