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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Community Arts Center announces their 2022-23 Educational Series0

    9 area school districts are part of the Educational Series Coalition providing thousands of students the opportunity to experience live professional performances. The Community Arts Center has announced several performances fortheir 2022-23 Educational Series. This series is an ongoing coalition with 9 area school districts; East Lycoming School District, Jersey Shore Area School District, Loyalsock

  • Uptown Music Collective Kicks Off Performance Season With Tribute, Ladies of the ’80s0

    On November 11th and 12th at 7:30 p.m., the Uptown Music Collective will bring the first show of its 2022-2023 Performance Season, Girls Just Want to Have Fun: Ladies of the ’80s, to the stage of the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. This fun and exciting performance will pay tribute to 1980’s female pop standouts

  • Having A Ghoulishly Safe Halloween This Year0

    Halloween is a joyous and interesting time for the ghouls and goblins who seek to garner a large harvest of candy and other goodies while they Trick-or-Treat. Still, it is important to follow some very necessary safety rules as they proceed during this fun and “spooktacular” time. What follows are some tried and true rules

  • Park Place to Host ‘Boo on the Porch’ on Friday, October 210

    Park Place, the former Park Home and, before that, the former Park Hotel, is one of Williamsport’s most venerable architectural artifices; so, it seems only natural that it should help host a spooky fundraiser, “Boo on the Porch” to be held Friday, October 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. This fundraiser helps to fund an

  • Agricultural Day Slated for October 120

    Agriculture is one of the most important components of Pennsylvania’s and, in particular, Lycoming County’s economy. Unfortunately, the number of those farming is diminishing across the state. As a reminder of the importance of agriculture to our local economy and our way of life, Ben Hepburn, a retired agriculture teacher at Montoursville High School, started

  • The Roving Sportsman… Our Wonders of Autumn0

    The old timers already know it. The younger folks and newly-arrived residents of Lycoming County and the surrounding counties will eventually figure it out as well. Our area nestled here in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of Northcentral Pennsylvania is unique, and the natural wonders that abound here can often be best enjoyed in

  • A Quick Ode to Davion0

    Hats off to Coach Justin Van Fleet and the Loyalsock Lancers. They are off to a great start on the gridiron. The boys knocked off mighty Southern Columbia 27-10 last week. That’s a big-time win as those Tigers don’t often lose, especially at home. It was a total team effort, but one guy led the

  • Touchdowns & Home Runs0

    Most are fully aware, but just for the record, the annual arrival of fall officially occurs this Thursday at 9:04 p.m. While that will not be surprising, the sudden realization that this weekend also marks the halfway point of the 2022 high school football season may catch some fans a bit off guard. As we

  • Pumpkin Spice and Pigskin is Nice0

    Well, summer is in the rear-view mirror as autumn officially begins next Thursday. A couple of closing thoughts about the sun-drenched season. It was hot, it was dry, and it was everything I remembered summers being as I was growing up. Just day after day of being able to do whatever you wanted and not

  • A Local Gem: Camp Susque0

    John Denver sang that West Virginia was almost heaven, but a better candidate would be a valley located about fifteen miles north of Williamsport. This amazing piece of God’s country is surrounded by some of the most beautiful hills anywhere. Because of the topography, there is virtually no ambient light, making the stars brighter at

  • County Hall Corner: Getting to Know the CEO – Matt McDermott0

    Lycoming County has very few big employers. The medical community (UPMC Hospital & Susquehanna Physician Services), the educational community (Pennsylvania College of Technology, Lycoming College, and the Williamsport and Loyalsock School Districts), and another major employer that many do not recognize as such — Lycoming County government itself. The county employs 550 full-time and another

  • 21st Anniversary Motorcycle Ride to Remember the Victims of 9/11

    21st Anniversary Motorcycle Ride to Remember the Victims of 9/110

    The roar of thousands of motorcycles helps provide a symbolic name to this year’s annual 9-11 Motorcycle Ride to Remember, which will take place on Sunday, September 11. On that day, the 9/11 Memorial Coalition and a cast of thousands will once again trek through 42 miles of Lycoming County to make good on a

  • Be Safe. Be Kind.0

    The weather may beg to differ, but summer is winding down. You can already feel the chill in the air in the morning, and the sun is setting earlier every day. The kids (for the most part) are all back in school, so it’s time to talk about the not-so-fun stuff — internet safety, bullying,


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