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  • 22nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride Takes Place Monday, September 11

    22nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride Takes Place Monday, September 110

    Even though it has been 22 years since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the organizers of the annual 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride continue to honor and remember the sacrifice and courage of those who were lost on that awful day with their tribute memorial event — the “Remember, Honor, Ride” 9/11 Motorcycle Ride.

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  • This Week’s LION: Woodlands Bank Everyday Heroes0

    Every bank is somewhat different in one way or another, but Woodlands Bank is truly unique. Founded in 1989 by a small group of entrepreneurs who desired a different kind of community bank in Lycoming County, they chose the name “Woodlands” to reflect the lumber heritage of the area. It also had the advantage of

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  • LIVE UNITED Fundraiser at CAC September 7 Benefits Lycoming County United Way0

    There will be quite a collection of local and former local musical talent performing at the Community Arts Center on Thursday, September 7. They will be on hand to perform at the Third Annual “Live United” concert, which will raise money for the Lycoming County United Way. This concert will feature some of the brightest

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  • The World of Weird Words0

    By Joseph W. Smith III Last week, I celebrated the 10th “Weird Words” column with a selection of 10-letter terms. Having thus observed my minor milestone, this week’s installment is devoted to something without which I could never do these pieces: the English dictionary. Back in pre-internet days, when folks always needed books or libraries

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  • School’s Out But the Canadian Wildfires Burn On0

    Happy first day of Summer to everyone! Our cover date this year matches the Summer Solstice, which to me, is a perfect thing. I couldn’t wait for the first day of summer vacation back in my day; it was my favorite day of school. I’m sure the students in the Loyalsock Township School District felt

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  • Tears0

    You won’t find it written in any rule book, but the hard facts of life for any team sport played, unless you are able to win the ultimate game at the conclusion of each season — your season is going to end with a loss. It matters little how hard your team works, how many

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  • NACINOVICH MEMORIAL CONCERT SLATED FOR 6/100

      Over 80 musicians will gather in Williamsport on Saturday to pay tribute to a beloved friend and mentor.   Free and open to the public, the Albert J. Nacinovich Memorial Concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. on June 10 at the Williamsport Area High School auditorium.   Nacinovich, a long-time area educator and 37-year

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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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  • One and Done. Changes.0

    A few might say that I am one of the area’s all-time greats. I was always legit. I dominated the local camp circuit in the early ’90s. Tons of ribbons. Several certificates. A handful of trophies and fancy plaques. Yes. I was the self-proclaimed free throw shooting king. Foul shooting has always been an important

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  • Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute to the Music of Queen to Community Arts Center

    Uptown Music Collective Brings Tribute to the Music of Queen to Community Arts Center0

    On Friday April 28th, and Saturday April 29th the Uptown Music Collective & UPMC North Central Pa will present “The Show Must Go On: The Music of Queen” at the Community Arts Center in Downtown Williamsport. There are very few bands in rock and roll history whose music is as unique, exciting, entertaining, and unforgettable

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  • Softball is Shining0

    As the high school softball game wouldn’t be starting for another hour, very few fans had gathered at the field. As the teams were beginning their pre-game routine, a woman greeted me with a warm smile while stating, “Isn’t this wonderful!” Thinking she was referring to the beautiful day that had unfolded, I returned the

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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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  • Expanding on the Success of Ravine Ridge Further Commemorates The Williamsport Home’s 150-Year Legacy of Caring in Lycoming County0

    A small renovation project at The Williamsport Home has allowed the creation of Whitetail Ridge, an additional unit to care for seniors who are transitioning between the hospital and their home or the hospital and another care setting, further expanding on the success of the Home’s existing transitional care unit, Ravine Ridge. In 2014, The

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  • FCFP Sponsors Earth Day Event0

    At Rider Park Saturday, April 22 April 22 is Earth Day, an occasion to celebrate and be aware of our environment and nature. The folks at the First Community Foundation of Pennsylvania have a perfect way to celebrate Earth Day with an event at Rider Park that day. FCFP officials state that three activities will

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  • County Hall Corner: Prepping for the Primary – School Boards Edition0

    In the field of business statistics, there is a term called the “long tail” to describe the phenomena of unexpected occurrences that occur from a “head” or central point of distribution of the product or service. The ‘long tail’ that has emerged from the COVID shutdowns and virtual education is a very strong parental backlash.

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  • Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.

    Zach Lynn (left) and brother Josh with the Mifflinburg fishing team.0

    High School Fishing He’s felt the tension of playoff soccer. Enjoyed the 60-foot 6-inch challenge of trying to get a batter out. He’s experienced the excitement of sinking 3-pointers in raucous gymnasiums. But for South Williamsport senior Zach Lynn, it is the fourth sport he plays that gives him the most satisfaction. For many, the

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  • Road Trip

    Road Trip0

    I had every intention of writing a great column. But then I experienced a few misfortunes. Beware of the Ides of March, kids. We were spoiled this winter. And now the snow is coming. We have a beautiful new terminal. I will fill you in later. My original plan was to tell you more about

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  • 2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament

    2nd Annual Christian Houghtaling Foundation Golf Tournament0

    In 2017 Christian Houghtaling was diagnosed with a rare subtype of Leukemia called Hypodiploid Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). At the time of his diagnosis, Christian was a bright, talented, 14-year-old Loyalsock Township High School Freshman. Although he was treated at some of the top medical facilities in the country, including Geisinger, Johns Hopkins, and the

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  • District IV Hoops Teams Keep Hopes Alive0

    An admitted ‘basketball junkie,’ a year ago, South Williamsport’s Dean Kriebel’s daily practice plan had one distinct goal; find a way to make it to the next day. The only game he was determined to win was the game of life. In December 2021, Kriebel was diagnosed with cancer, and his total concentration was to

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  • Uptown Music Collective Set for Southern Rock Tribute at CAC0

    On March 10 and 11, the Uptown Music Collective & UPMC North Central PA will present Free Bird: A Tribute to Southern Rock at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport, PA. This performance, the third of the Collective’s 22-23 Performance Season, will feature the music of a wide range of classic and more modern southern

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  • Hoops Junkie0

    I simply love this time of year. Many of the local teams are getting geared. The playoffs have begun. Everyone has a clean slate. A few will advance. Maybe some will cut the nets. Buckle your seatbelts, sports fans. I have been in the gym an awful lot. Jensen’s squad is holding its own. So

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  • Williamsport Sun: February 27, 1950 – Fire Destroys School0

    A fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Andrew Jackson Elementary School at 2216 Linn Street early today, as firemen from eight companies battled the blaze in sub-freezing temperatures. Williamsport School District officials said the valuation of the school and its equipment placed on the property by a Pittsburgh firm just this summer was approximately $100,000.

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  • Lupacchino’s Hardwood

    Lupacchino’s Hardwood0

    The walls of the St. John Neumann gymnasium are lined with banners paying tribute to the feats its athletes have achieved throughout the school’s history. However, as a result of recent action taken by the school, all current and future Neumann basketball players will be playing on a court named in honor of a man

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  • Are You Ready for Some Football?0

    As another NFL season comes to a close, it’s time for our yearly rundown of Super Bowl picks and predictions! Mike Rafferty started this tradition over a decade ago, and it has been so much fun to continue the tradition each year! Let’s start around the office. Jaime is up first with an Eagles win

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  • Habalar’s Moment0

    It wouldn’t be a stretch to think that anyone who has played basketball with a sense of proficiency hasn’t at one time or another conjured up thoughts about becoming a 1,000-point scorer, hearing the roar of the crowd, and having his/her name go up on the gymnasium wall. Visit any area gym, and you’ll find

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  • Oliveri Leads Lycoming’s Baseball Revival0

    Although the calendar read January 29, for Lycoming College baseball coach Rick Oliveri and his inaugural Warrior team, it felt like Christmas morning. After a 52-year hiatus, baseball was back on the Lycoming campus under the tutelage of Oliveri as the blue & gold began practice for the 2023 season. After a national search, Oliveri

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  • County Hall Corner: How to Get Your “Running” Shoes On0

    It was once true of the United States when our Constitution was written in 1787 that even to be a voter, an individual had to be a white male and a property owner over the age of 21. Through the next couple of centuries and the passage of the 14th, 15th, 19th, 24th, and 26th

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  • Happy Anniversary!0

    January 22, 2003, we published the first issue of Webb Weekly. As you can see on the cover, our cover story that was about the upcoming Super Bowl. Man, have we covered a lot since then. Going back through and looking at past issues this week has been a trip, to say the least. The

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  • Uptown Music Collective Set for One-Night Only Country Tribute at the Community Arts Center0

    On Saturday, Jan. 28, the Uptown Music Collective and UPMC will present Friends in Low Places: The Music of Garth Brooks & The Women of ‘90s Country at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. The performance will feature the music of country music icon Garth Brooks, alongside the ground-breaking music of female country artists like

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  • Area Waterways Supplied Ice for Refrigeration In “Good Old Days”0

    So far, this winter has been a fairly mild one, but of course, that can change. Winters in the past were not always this mild. The chill and cold would often freeze solid waterways area. This development was turned into an advantage with the harvesting of ice that resulted from these extreme freezes. Today we

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  • Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Happenings!0

    Sleigh bells are starting to ring, so far, we’ve been pretty lucky in that our lanes aren’t glistening… There is a lot going on this time of year to help celebrate the holidays. I thought it might be fun (and convenient) to do a bit of a ‘Holiday Round-Up’ to let you know about all

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  • Lycoming County Mountain Bike Team Helps Students Gain Biking Skills0

    We live in an area with many hills and mountainous terrain. It is ideal for those who enjoy the sport of mountain biking. One local organization helps to promote and develop that sport in this area. That organization is the Lycoming County Mountain Bike Team, which includes students from Lycoming and surrounding Counties and has

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  • Late Fall Trout Fishing

    Late Fall Trout Fishing0

    I know a lot of us are caught up in the fall hunting scene, but every year I have to remind myself that there is still some good trout fishing available after the leaves cover the ground. I managed to squeeze in a couple of hours of trout angling last week along with a couple

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