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  • Annual Jersey Shore Town Meeting Taking Place This Week0

    This week we are celebrating the July 4th holiday, and one event associated with that is also taking place this week — the annual Jersey Shore Town Meeting. It is one of the highlights of the week taking place locally. This event has been taking place for more than 60 years. According to Kevin Koch,

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  • County Hall Corner: Straight Talk About the Russia/Ukraine War0

    The recent almost-but-not-quite coup that popped up in Russia brings this conflict back on the public screen in America, but we should be more focused on it for other reasons. Our country is deep in the Ukrainian conflict, and yet what we really know about what is happening is quite sketchy. Our country has poured

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  • A Prideful Team, a Supportive Community0

    Four years ago, an enthusiastic group of parents, fans, and supporters gathered in the parking lot of South Williamsport’s AAA office to send off an excited team of pre-teens to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Oregon. The wide-eyed youngsters were members of the Little Mountaineer Softball All-Star team, which was about to

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  • The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

    The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker0

    As an avid outdoorsman and a wildlife artist, I am obviously very interested in our surrounding wildlife, and I like to keep tabs on what’s happening in the wildlife community. Recently a story on the possible sightings of Ivory-billed woodpeckers caught my attention. Understand that Ivory-billed woodpeckers were never a part of Pennsylvania’s wildlife, but

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  • Capturing the Killer Nurse: Two Picks from Netflix0

    According to a pair of recent Netflix movies, Charlie Cullen may be “the most prolific serial killer in American history,”; but many folks have never even heard of him. Cullen was a nurse who, after a 16-year spree ending in 2003, confessed to murdering at least 29 patients at hospitals in New Jersey and eastern

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  • The World of Weird Words May 31, 20230

    Last week in this space, we launched a new weekly feature for Webb — the aptly named “World of Weird Words,” selected from hundreds of oddball terms on a list I’ve been amassing since 2005. With my lengthy intro to the series, I had room for only seven entries in that first piece; herewith, I

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  • Hill and Tutler Sign Letters of Intent

    Hill and Tutler Sign Letters of Intent0

    Davion Hill and Sheiana Tutler recently signed their national letters of intent. Both will be playing Division I basketball; Davion is headed to Missouri State and Sheiana will be playing at Niagara University. Hill will leave Neumann having scored 2,801 points, and averaging 26.9 points per game. He also helped SJNRA win four straight league

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  • The World of Weird Words0

    Snollygoster. Numpty. Absquatulate. Gonk. Yes, those all are actual words. They’re taken from a list I started years ago, when I was teaching English at Loyalsock High School. Inspired by three students who compiled an oddball vocab list for fun, I instantly began amassing my own; eventually, I turned it into one of our weekly

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  • County Hall Corner: Don’t Mock the Monarchy0

    The coronation of Charles III and his wife Camilla, king and queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, occurred on May 6th at Westminster Abbey. About 100 heads of state worldwide traveled to London for the occasion. It was estimated that as many as a billion people all over the globe watched

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  • Bite back Against Lyme Disease

    Bite back Against Lyme Disease0

    Among the tall grasses and wildflowers that sprout each spring and summer lies a stealth predator just waiting for its chance at an easy meal. Ticks may be small in stature, but their impact on bite victims is potentially significant. Preventing Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses comes down to following some key steps. Learn

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  • Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks To Hold Kids’ Trout Derby Sunday, May 7

    Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks To Hold Kids’ Trout Derby Sunday, May 70

    Lycoming County is blessed with numerous fine streams that can yield various types of fish — particularly trout. In a bid to help get children interested in the bounty of these area waterways, the Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks have, for about the past 25 years, conducted an annual “Kids’ Trout Derby” in a stream

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  • You Guys Aren’t Done Yet?0

    I mentioned before that my father and I are building an addition. I am still doing my best to chronicle the entire experience. This might be episode seven. Oh my, folks. There is never a dull moment. My weekly updates online continue to turn heads. Our lack of progress and foolish mistakes are still trending

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Spring Gobbler Opening Day is Upon Us!0

    There are just a couple more nights of restless sleep to endure, then, almost magically, at 5:38 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, legal shooting hours begin on what is the first day of this year’s spring gobbler season. With little time remaining before that long-awaited moment, there are a couple of steps yet to take

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  • The Neighborhood Bear is Back Smarter than Ever0

    Springtime brings the return of the Pennsylvania black bear to many neighborhoods across the West Branch Valley. They are looking for a quick and easy meal, whether it be from a bird feeder, garbage can, picnic basket, or whatever they find appetizing that day. This was the case in my neighborhood last week, as there

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  • A Lunch Surprise

    A Lunch Surprise0

    We were busy getting ready for Easter. Our family was all coming over. It was the weekend before, and we were doing yard work. The normal spring clean-up and getting our plastic eggs on our front bush with our light-up bunny. (Yeah, I was a bit behind on that.) We had a big mountain stone

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  • Humble Pie0

    This past Easter Sunday provided the Lowery clan with a most enjoyable get-together, the first such group opportunity since Christmas. The downstate trip included great conversation and catch-up, a tasty spread, and some backyard cornhole competition. Sprinkled in was a vast array of tempting cakes, pies, and sweet treat desserts. Not on the menu was

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  • Closing Out the Mall and Webb Family Baseball0

    Thank you to everyone that came out and made this year’s West Branch Susquehanna Builder’s Home Show a great success. Over 3,000 folks made the trip to the old Dick’s building at the Lycoming Mall. There was somebody there that could help you with every project imaginable. A Webb Weekly shout-out to Association President Jody

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  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake Event To Be Held Saturday, April 150

    One of the most interesting and unique fundraising events that benefits worthy causes in the area is the annual “Bowl for Kids’ Sake” event that benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northeastern Pennsylvania, which serves the Lycoming County area. It takes place Saturday, April 15 from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.at Faxon Bowling Lanes. Bowl for

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  • Love, Life and Selflessness: Easter Thoughts from Father Manno

    Love, Life and Selflessness: Easter Thoughts from Father Manno0

    As I gathered the information this past week, I intended to write about how we must protect our children when they go to school. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the innocent victims of the Covenant School shooting. A 9-year-old child should never have to worry about going to school, nor should their

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  • Happy Easter!0

    Hey y’all! I’m so excited for Easter this weekend! I had so much fun prepping for our annual Easter contest this year! Next to the Fourth of July, Easter is one of my favorite holidays. But before I get too far into my article this week, let me ask you a question. Are you ready?

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  • Family Easter Outfits0

    Spring is here, and it is almost time for the Easter Bunny to come hopping down the lane. Many of us have childhood memories of getting new church clothes for Easter. Whether they were brand new, hand-me-downs, or homemade, Easter was a time for a bit of springtime finery to be put on display. Now

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  • If Everyone Loved Jesus0

    Can you imagine if we lived in a world where everyone loved Jesus? How amazing would that be? To be surrounded by people who love and trust in him. People would be happier, kinder, and have so much more hope to hold on to. What if everyone held a door open for you? OK, what

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  • Plan Ahead for an ‘Eggceptional’ Easter Egg Hunt

    Plan Ahead for an ‘Eggceptional’ Easter Egg Hunt0

    Easter is steeped in both religious and secular traditions. Each year on Easter Sunday, many families feast on ham or lamb. Hot cross buns may be served as morning treats. And faithful Christians may dress up in their Sunday best to attend religious services. Easter egg hunts are another time-honored component of this festive occasion.

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  • Why is Easter Sunday Such an Important Christian Holiday?0

    Christians around the world fill church pews on Easter Sunday to participate in one of the most holy and important celebrations of the liturgical year. Although every Sunday presents opportunities to share in the word of God, Easter Sunday is an especially significant date on the Christian calendar. Each Easter, Christians celebrate the miracle of

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  • The Days of Holy Week0

    Easter Sunday is often described as the holiest day on the Christian calendar. A day when Christians across the globe commemorate and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, Easter Sunday is the culmination of the Lenten season of sacrifice. Easter Sunday comes on the heels of Holy Week, which is the most sacred week in

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  • A Hoppy Easter Cake

    A Hoppy Easter Cake0

    Warmer days at the start of spring means Easter is almost here, and the big bunny himself will be hopping around in no time delivering goodies. This Easter, celebrate with your loved ones with a delicious and colorful Easter Bunny Butt Cake. It can bring smiles and laughter while putting everyone in a light, joyful

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  • Celebrate Easter with Family-Friendly Fun0

    Gathering for Easter means bright decor and flavorful food with those you hold nearest and adding some extra “egg-citement” to the holiday can come easy. Let your inner kid shine through with games and activities everyone can enjoy whether it’s at the kitchen table, in the backyard or gathered around for story time. Hunt for

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  • Six Easter Egg Coloring Tips0

    Coloring Easter eggs is a time-honored tradition dating back more than 2,500 years. There is evidence that people living in the ancient settlement of Trypillia dyed eggs. Ancient Persians also were believed to paint eggs for Nowruz (Persian New Year). Christians adopted similar traditions to symbolize aspects of the Easter story. Originally Christians dyed eggs

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  • Easter Egg Hunt Continues…0

    Once again, boys and girls, you’re about to behold a sight so fluffy, so delightful, so utterly adorable, that I urge those of you who are easily tickled or prone to the giggles to look the other way — but if you are still here, step right up, everyone has a chance to win a

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  • Happy Spring!0

    It’s funny how we associate different events with different parts of life. For me, the Little League World Series marks the beginning of the end of summer. And the West Branch Builder’s Home Show is the unofficial kick-off to spring. I always look forward to spending a couple of hours at the show each year.

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  • We’re Going on an Easter Egg (Bunny) Hunt!0

    Boys and girls, you’re about to behold a sight so fluffy, so delightful, so utterly adorable, that I urge those of you who are easily tickled or prone to the giggles to look the other way — but if you are still here, step right up, everyone has a chance to win a prize! As

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  • Crow or Raven?0

    I was talking with someone the other day, and they told me they saw what looked like an unusually large crow. When I said that what he saw was very likely a raven and not a crow, he seemed a little surprised. What’s interesting is that about ten minutes before our conservation, I watched a

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  • Local Ancient Order of Hibernians Division Promotes Irish Heritage All Year Long0

    Beannachti na Naomh Phadraig duit. In the Irish language, this means “Blessings of Saint Patrick to you.” St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland is considered a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic faith. Traditionally, people started their day with mass and then went home to a large dinner and celebrations with family and friends. Unlike

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