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  • Fireplace Safety During the Holiday Season

    Fireplace Safety During the Holiday Season0

    Gatherings with family and friends are an integral component of the holiday season. Certain rooms in the house are on display more than others, with kitchens, dining rooms and living areas serving as popular places to congregate. Of course, fireplaces also serve as popular gathering spots in homes that feature them. Lighting a fire in

  • The Perfect Holiday Party Playlist

    The Perfect Holiday Party Playlist0

    Experienced party hosts understand that certain elements are essential to throwing a successful get-together. Guests expect a few things when they arrive, with good food and drink topping the list. Music also figures into the magic formula for a well-received party. The late Aretha Franklin said, “Music does a lot of things for a lot

  • What Shoppers Can Do to Avoid Breaking the Bank This Holiday Season0

    Millions of individuals enjoy holiday shopping for their loved ones each year. Come the holiday season, thoughts of what to get friends and family is foremost on the minds of those who embrace the spirit of giving that is synonymous with this special time of year. It’s easy to overspend come the holiday shopping season.

  • Age-Based Guidelines for Buying Toys and Gifts

    Age-Based Guidelines for Buying Toys and Gifts0

    The holiday season involves making holiday gift lists and checking them twice, or even more frequently to ensure that gift-givers find the best fit for recipients. While age may only be a number in certain instances, when it comes to gifting, age should be a consideration — particularly when kids are involved. The Consumer Product

  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 Aries, you may see the details of a situation a little differently this week. While you may have been sticking to one way of doing things for some time, a new way may mean a breakthrough. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Taurus, your passion for a long-forgotten project is renewed.

  • Six Holiday Gifts for Teens and Young Adults They’ll Actually Like

    Six Holiday Gifts for Teens and Young Adults They’ll Actually Like0

    One of the best parts of the holidays is being together with those you love, and for many families that time together involves the exchanging of gifts among loved ones young and old. Finding the right gift for everyone can be a challenge, especially if teenagers and young adults are on your shopping list. It

  • The Benefits of Shopping Local During the Holiday Season0

    Millions of people enjoy shopping for gifts and loved ones each holiday season. The spirit of giving is alive and well each December, and that can extend to giving back to one’s own community. In addition to supporting local charities when making donations during the holiday season, shoppers can patronize small local businesses over big

  • Montoursville Junior High Football0

    Goes Undefeated The Montoursville junior high football team (7th & 8th Grades) finished its season undefeated with a 9-0 record. It is only the second undefeated junior high team in Montoursville history. The other undefeated team was in 1966 and they only played six games. Montoursville swept through nine tough opponents consisting of Hughesville, Lewisburg,

  • There’s Nothing Like November In Penn’s Woods

    There’s Nothing Like November In Penn’s Woods0

    Wow, with the 2023 elections in the book and Victorian Christmas on the cover, it can mean only one thing: we’re at the doorstep of the most wonderful time of the year. I have noticed a lot of Christmas decorations going up early, and that’s just fine with me. I believe Steph talks about it

  • Go Ahead and Decorate…

    Go Ahead and Decorate…0

    The world is…not so fun these days. Mortgage rates are through the roof, rent prices are barely manageable, the economy is in the — well if you are a “Christmas Vacation” fan, let’s just say, “It’s full.” War, poverty, homelessness, gas and heating oil prices, and let’s not forget that groceries cost approximately 750% more

  • 24th Annual Victorian Christmas Presented By Preservation Williamsport Friday, November 17th Through Sunday, November 19th0

    During the late 19th century, Williamsport was the Lumber capital of the continent and attracted many wealthy families that built elaborate homes and architecture in our great city. Victorian Christmas, sponsored and presented by Preservation Williamsport, celebrates Williamsport’s beautiful, charming architectural heritage of vintage homes, mansions, museums, churches, and other public structures. In addition to

  • UPMC Physician: Don’t Let Cancer Take Your Breath Away0

    There are many things from everyday life that people take for granted – their loved ones, electricity, access to nature, and even breathing. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s important to learn about the ways in which you can reduce your chances of developing the disease. According to Centers for Disease Control and

  • Deer Season, Oh How it’s Changed0

    A bunch of guys and I were talking over some coffee the other morning, and the subject of deer hunting came up. The more we talked, the more we delved into the past and how things have changed over the years. Do you remember “in the old days,” when you finally got your deer dragged

  • Gentle Genteel Gentiles: Dealing with Dandy Doublets0

    Ever notice that English seems to have too many words for stuff? Think of all the synonyms for angry … or fool … or great … and the 2000-plus terms for drunk, some of which we covered in our last installment of “Weird Words.” One reason for this is that English is a melting-pot of

  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 It’s important to pay attention to your physical health this week, Aries. It’s key to give your body plenty of rest and healthy foods to strengthen your immune system. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Something out of the ordinary may happen to you this week, Taurus. You don’t know what

  • Over the River and Through the Woods: Audible Books for Holiday Travel0

    Sometime in the next week or so, millions of Americans will hit the road for family visits on Thanksgiving — and then all over again one month later. With an aging Mom in Upstate New York, a son in Mississippi and a “fully retired” vacation schedule, I myself do a ton of driving; through it

  • The Only Five Shoes You Need0

    In the post-pandemic world we now live in, it’s safe to say that function and comfort have supplanted style and form in many ways — most particularly, for me, in the choice of footwear. I have given up the ghost on high heels, preferring flats and lug soles. Also, with the concerns over the environment

  • Library to Participate in Victorian Christmas Tour; Repasz Band to Play0

    The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will participate in the 23rd Annual Victorian Christmas Tour of Historic Buildings on Saturday, Nov. 18. This year’s theme is “Historic Williamsport Preservation and Restoration.” To celebrate this event, the Library’s Moltz Rotunda Reading Room will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a

  • A Monster Buck Story0

    I have been an avid hunter my whole life but never got into archery hunting until I bought my first compound bow last year. I spent last fall in the woods witnessing my first rut and became instantly hooked. Although I wasn’t successful in harvesting an archery buck last fall, the experience of being in

  • Area College Hoops Filled With Newness0

    The calendar has flipped; it’s now dark at 5:00 p.m., and the PIAA state playoffs for fall sports are nearing its conclusion. But for players, coaches, and spectators, the winter sports season gets underway as this Friday marks the first official practice day for local hoopsters and grapplers. While the first games of the high

  • Lycoming Hoops0

    Daylight savings is always an adjustment. And after two weeks, I am still struggling. It gets dark at 4:30. No more golf. Forget fishing. Can’t even mow grass. Depressing. Thankfully, the basketball season is now upon us. My favorite sport will help fill the void. I no longer coach, but I love to sit in

  • County Hall Corner: What Can We Pull from the Polls?0

    Yes, we will review the takeaways from the election on November 7th, but before we get there, we need to stop and give a really big THANK YOU to Forrest Lehman and his incredible staff members, small in number but outstanding in service. The work that they must do is mind-boggling. Every election has its

  • Freedom Fought for, Earned, and Protected by the American Veteran0

    The United States of America has been at war 229 out of the possible 247 years since we became a sovereign nation. A God bless and heartfelt thank you to all our Veterans. Every freedom we enjoy has been provided by the grace of God and the servicemen and women of the United States Armed

  • Veterans Day0

    “The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.” ~George Washington As always, here are all the ways we should thank our veterans, active-duty service men

  • All Vivaldi Concert Kicks Off Williamsport Civic Chorus’s 80th Anniversary Concert Season0

    An “All Vivaldi Holiday” will kick off the Williamsport Civic Chorus’ 80th anniversary concert season when they present the concert on Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Pro-Cathedral at 844 West Fourth Street. The concert will feature soloists and a small orchestra under the baton of Musical Director Michael Connor. The

  • Gestures Anyone Can Embrace in Support of Veterans

    Gestures Anyone Can Embrace in Support of Veterans0

    Veterans Day (United States) and Remembrance Day (Canada) are commemorated each year on November 11. Both holidays honor the individuals who served in the armed forces for their respective countries. Community-wide events tend to be held on November 11, but any day of the year is a good time to pay respect to veterans. On

  • Be Ready to Save a Life: Understanding the 2 Steps of Hands-Only CPR

    Be Ready to Save a Life: Understanding the 2 Steps of Hands-Only CPR0

    Every year, 350,000 people die from cardiac arrest in the United States. However, hands-on emergency intervention like cardiopulmonary resuscitation – or CPR – from a bystander can make the difference between life and death in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies. In fact, immediate CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival, according

  • The Roving Sportsman… In Praise of Canned Venison0

    The statewide archery deer season has been underway for weeks, and before you know it, the regular firearms deer season will begin. No doubt, both bowhunters and rifle hunters have their usual methods of hunting deer that have proven effective over the years, and hopefully, this year will be a productive one for you. Whether

  • 4 Savvy Steps Toward Grocery Store Savings

    4 Savvy Steps Toward Grocery Store Savings0

    Whether you live alone or have multiple mouths to feed each day, grocery bills can add up. It’s an inevitable expense for everyone, but there are tried-and-true ways to limit your spending and put money back in your pocket. It all starts by considering the number of meals you need to make each week and

  • How to Become a Morning Person0

    I used to be an early riser as a kid and into my early teen years. Nowadays, my natural wake time is around 8:00 a.m. My soon-to-be-eight-year-old wakes up between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. every morning, so I’m trying to reclaim myself as an early riser. Here are a few tricks I’ve found to become

  • Grandfather Talking0

    If you are a country music fan, most likely at one time or another, you have heard the song “I Wanna Talk About Me.” It was a 2001 Toby Keith hit that reached number one on the charts. Its lyrics detailed the relationship of a man dating a woman who constantly wanted to talk about

  • Logan and Me

    Logan and Me0

    Paul McGinn and I have been good friends for a very long time. We coached hoops together, and we called a few games with WEBBWEEKLYLIVE. Paul is a great dude, and he is always around. We don’t see much of each other nowadays as we focus more on our sons. Thankfully, our boys still look

  • Uptown Music Collective Kicks Off Annual Campaign; Tuition Costs Remain the Same

    Uptown Music Collective Kicks Off Annual Campaign; Tuition Costs Remain the Same0

    The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, has kicked off its annual campaign, with this year’s goal set at $40,000. The announcement coincides with the September start of the UMC’s 23rd year of providing students with a powerful education that goes way beyond music. The annual fundraising efforts allow the school


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