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  • African-Americans Have Been A Notable and Interesting Part of Lycoming County History2

    As we celebrate “Black History Month,” it is important to shine a light on some of the significant and notable things about African-Americans, and their important and interesting role in Lycoming County’s history. No one knows for sure when the first African-Americans made their first appearance in Lycoming County. It is highly possible that some

  • Not In Vain-Book Tells of Loss and Healing Associated with Addiction1

    One of the worst things a parent can possibly go through is the loss of a child. The sorrow of such a loss is not bound by age; whether that child is 3 or 30, the wound is just as deep. It goes against the natural oder of things. Parents simply should not be preceded

  • Fundraiser at Hatchet House: To Benefit Suicide Awareness – This Saturday, October 40

    For most 13-year-old, eighth grade boys, life is filled with various types of diversions, things such as sports. According to his mom, Amber, Brayden Seasholtz is currently on the football team and he loves sports! He takes after his dad and loves the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penn State football and wrestling, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the

  • The 2nd Amendment is Not Negotiable0

    “What the hell is going on out there!” ~ Legendary Green Bay Packers Coach Vince Lombardi. That is exactly how I feel in regard to the current state of our Nation. Coach Lombardi was even a better person than a football coach. He was an icon of his time and leader for equality. A believer

  • Williamsport Sun: June 11, 1949 – Montour’s New Fire Call 83850

    Montoursville’s fire alarm system will change at midnight tonight and the permanent telephone number to report fire or tragedy in the future will be “”8385.”  Through arrangements made with Capt. Norman Annich by borough officials, the fire alarm for the community will be handled at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks.  A private telephone line has

  • The Bookworm Sez0

    Hunker down. That’s what you’ll be doing for the immediate future: trying to stay well or get well or just waiting. You’ve had enough TV and the pantry’s as clean as it’ll ever get, so maybe it’s time to find something to read. Why not try one of these great books: FICTION If you’re a

  • Plan B0

    There is a rapidly increasing number of our senior citizens that has no recollection whatsoever of the great depression which ran from October 24, 1929 to 1941. And, today, our youngest generation has no firsthand knowledge of the attack on the twin towers on September 11, 2001. These two horrendous events did more in our

  • A Place to Belong0

    Many of us have been blessed to grow up in a culture where our faith is not just tolerated, it is still, to some extent, accepted and even respected. Our experience is far different than those who live in persecuted countries around the world. In those settings, when someone surrenders their life to Jesus Christ,

  • Grit: December 6, 1959 – In the Aftermath of Air Tragedy0

    Major disasters have been rare in this region. Fortunately when they happen—flood, fire, the air—they are always met with resourceful action. Such was the case in the ordeal of the last week. From the first grim confirmation of the Allegheny Airlines crash that claimed 25 lives, organizations and individuals charged with such emergencies worked quickly,

  • Live By Faith: Faith and Courage0

    “By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the King’s edict.” The Backstory At the end of the book of Genesis, the descendants of Jacob (God changed his name to Israel in Genesis 32:28) are living

  • Silver Linings0

    When I was in high school, a million years ago, I was a pretty good athlete. Not great, but still I was a decent football player and wrestler. No, this is not a sports story. This is a story about seemingly missed opportunities and how great blessings sometimes come out of adversity. Wrestling was going

  • Tribute To Father John Manno To Be Part of This Year’s Annual 9-11 Coalition Memorial Motorcycle Ride

    Tribute To Father John Manno To Be Part of This Year’s Annual 9-11 Coalition Memorial Motorcycle Ride0

    For the first 18 rides of the 9-11 Memorial Coalition, one man, Father John Manno, was front and center — a part of and a champion of the ride, which seeks to remember and honor the victims of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Father Manno, in many ways, became the public face and the

  • Everyone Needs a Filter0

    No, I am not talking about air, water, or pool filters. I mean the kind that runs interference between the crazy thoughts running through your head and what comes out of your mouth. I was recently at a staff retreat that included my supervisor and other management from my department. All very nice people I

  • Nothing – The Book of Mental Health Awareness0

    Finally, it’s finished. The book I’ve been putting together since sophomore year of high school. Three years later, I’m screaming for the help of professional New York City editors, relying on close friends to peer edit while they go off to school, and sending email after countless email to high quality publishing companies. It’s a

  • Emergency Preparedness Tips for Seniors0

    Natural disasters can strike at any time, and when they do, the damage is often considerable. According to the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, between 2005 and 2014 natural disasters caused $1.4 trillion in damage across the globe, affecting 1.7 billion people along the way. Various preventive measures can protect people and their

  • Summer Safety Tips0

    The kids are just out of school, adults are on vacation and it’s time for outdoor activities like riding bikes and hosting barbecues. However, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) warns that summer also is the time of year consumers are most likely to be injured. As we welcome the arrival of summer, please

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

    Love, Life and Selflessness: Easter Thoughts from Father Manno0

    Father Manno is one of my favorite people in our neighborhood of the West Branch Valley. When we get together, we can talk all day, about everything from the Catholic Church to Ebbets Field and when his dad played for the Boston Braves. Before I get to our discussion about Lent and Easter, just let


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