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  • 100 Years Ago: Historical events from January 20240

    The month of January has been home to many historical events over the years. Here’s a look at some that helped to shape the world in January 1924. Millionaire oil broker Courtland S. Dines is shot in the abdomen at his home on January 1. When police arrived on the scene, they found alcohol on

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  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 People may not be available this week to get together, and that is perfectly fine by you, Aries. Solitude is just what you can use right now after a busy stretch. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Taurus, expect a delay or two this week as those who you are expecting

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  • County Hall Corner: Last Call – 2023 is Departing0

    This marks my eighth year of covering county government, and I am being very honest in saying that I enjoyed this year above them all. I am a person who likes to focus on the positives and not just dwell on the negatives, and there were many positives for the county in this past year.

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  • Is Soup the Ultimate Cold Medicine?0

    Is Soup the Ultimate Cold Medicine? Having a cold is not fun. A stuffy nose, sniffles, sore throat, and other symptoms make having a cold a generally unpleasant experience. According to data collected by the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the average consumer shops for over-the counter medicine 26 times a year, with peak visits occurring

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  • More “Gobbledygook” to Leave You “Astonied” (Or Maybe Give You “Collywobbles”)0

    By Joseph W. Smith III As Webb’s Weird Words wraps its first year in print, I couldn’t quite manage a relevant theme this time around; in keeping with the idea of “end,” however, I did at least finish harvesting words from the very first of the 27 pages in my running list of oddball vocab.

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  • UPMC Physician: Can the Weather Cause Aches and Pains?0

    You may have heard someone say they can tell when a storm is coming because they felt achy in their joints. For many who suffer from arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, cold weather can wreak havoc on already vulnerable parts of your body. It’s common to blame joint pain flare-ups on changes in the weather,

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  • The Roving Sportsman… How Long Can You Keep Deer Meat?0

    Going to deer camp is an interesting experience, filled with camaraderie, hardy meals, and never a lack of conversation. Debates run the gambit, from “What is the best caliber for hunting whitetail deer?” to “Should you butcher a deer as quickly as possible or age it for a few days or even weeks?” Often, the

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  • Northern Harrier0

    I’m sure it comes as no surprise that my work as a wildlife artist often has me gawking at all kinds of wildlife every time I head out the door. Of course, almost everybody enjoys seeing different kinds of wildlife, and It’s not unusual if someone spots a bear, fisher, bobcat, or bald eagle that

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  • A Christmas Wish of Hope, Love, and Compassion0

    A very Merry Christmas to everyone! Let’s all be careful out there while enjoying all that is a blessed Holiday Season. Please remember to say thank you to all that prepare the perfectly delicious Christmas feast. Absolutely no political discussions until after the New Year. And let’s keep the conversation around the table joyous and

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  • Merry Christmas0

    Before you ask, no, I do not have everything done for Christmas. Most of the shopping is done. I still have dinner stuff to buy, but I don’t even want to think about what’s ahead for wrapping. But it’s OK. It’s totally fine. I’ll get everything done — probably. I do have my priorities though,

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  • Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships Christmas Fun Coloring Contest Winners Announced!0

    The following are the Winners of the Blaise Alexander Family Dealerships Christmas Fun Coloring Contest! Congratulations to all of our winners and many thanks to all of our entrants! We had hundreds of entries this year! You kiddos wore our elves out with judging!! We’d also like to thank all of the people who offered

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  • WAHS Students Earn More than 20 Awards at ConCon Event0

    Williamsport Area High School students recently participated in the annual mock Constitutional Convention (ConCon) at Pennsylvania College of Technology, bringing home a number of awards and recognitions. Forty-six WAHS students, representing 12 states and territories, competed against 150 students from 10 area high schools to debate topical issues. WAHS students earned 26 Superior Delegate Certificates

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  • The Color of 20240

    As we wind down 2023, I’m looking ahead to the trends of 2024, and with every year, I like to take a deep dive into the Pantone Color of the Year. To pick the color that will set the tone for the year ahead, Pantone considers emerging trends across a range of industries. Experts comb

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  • Giving0

    Often, around this time of the year, editor Steph has sent out notices to Webb Weekly writers reminding us to get our pre-Christmas columns in early to beat the holiday deadline. Such was not the case this year, as the calendar gives us a bit more time until the big day arrives. For procrastinators, the

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  • “Not Such a Bad Little Tree”: A Charlie Brown Christmas0

    Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts has inspired no less than 50 different television specials; but of course, the best and most beloved is the one that started it all: A Charlie Brown Christmas. Last week in Webb, I named that as my single favorite holiday movie; so now let’s expand a bit with background and trivia

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  • County Hall Corner: Count Your Blessings0

    The one comment I receive more often than any other from this column is the discovery of the role of county government. Most citizens focus their attention to local government and those who are directing it: city or borough council members or township supervisors. This is normal because Pennsylvania was designed this way. Townships and

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  • UPMC Expert: Health and Wellness The Gifts That Keep on Giving0

    The holidays can be a crazy time of year. We’re running from party to party, trying to squeeze in time for family and friends, and we may let our health take a back seat to the hustle and bustle of the season. However, it’s important to carve out time to focus on taking care of

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  • Horoscopes0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 This week you may be interested in unusual art forms or creative things in nature, Aries. Therefore, try to enjoy outings that may bring you to exhibits by local artists or craft shows. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Taurus, an old friend may come to visit for the holidays and

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  • Changes in Fishing Regulations0

    As the hunting seasons begin to wind down, some of us begin looking towards the upcoming fishing seasons. I know trout season is still a long way off, but we ice fishermen are hoping to get out on a lake in the not-too-distant future. With the fishing season not far off, it’s also time to

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  • Remembering The Yuletide of 19300

    When Christmas was celebrated 93 years ago in 1930, the country was in the middle of a dire economic downturn that would become known as the Great Depression. The year 1930 saw men, women, and children waiting in breadlines and going to soup kitchens in order to receive basic sustenance for their bodies. Those who

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  • Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus0

    DEAR EDITOR: I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, ‘If you see it in THE SUN it’s so.’ Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus? VIRGINIA O’HANLON. 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET. VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Stocking Stuffers!0

    With only a few more shopping days before Christmas morning arrives, hopefully, you have taken care of all of the major items on your gift list and can now turn your attention to the last-minute items and the ever-popular “stocking stuffers.” I reflect back fondly, to the early days when the three stockings, hand-knit by

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  • The Elves and the Shoemaker0

    Once, there lived a kind, but exceedingly poor shoemaker. He was an honest, hard-working man, but he had fallen on hard times. So hard, in fact, that he could no longer make ends meet. All that remained in his workshop was enough leather to make a single pair of shoes. In the light of the

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  • Twas the Night Before Christmas0

    By Clement Clarke Moore Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there. The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar-plums danced

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  • The Three Kings0

    By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Three Kings came riding from far away, Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar; Three Wise Men out of the East were they, And they travelled by night and they slept by day, For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star. The star was so beautiful, large and clear, That all the other

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  • Road Trips0

    The high school basketball season is in full swing. Yes. I have already seen some of you in the local gyms. I appreciate all the kind words, folks. I sincerely do. I ENJOY THOSE ARTICLES will always get you a fist bump or a hug. Kids under the age of 10 will score a $5

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  • Mountie Memories for a Lifetime0

    I’m proud to say I grew up at the top of Kane Street in Southside and worked my way down to where we now have our Webb Weekly office. It has been positive in life to have first been a Mountie through ninth grade and then moved across the river to become a Lancer. The

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  • Let’s Find Some Holiday Fun!0

    Gather ’round the Christmas tree, friends; it’s time to sort out the remainder of the Holiday Season! I know that we are all hustling and bustling, and having bushels of fun finding those perfect gifts, but let’s take a break from that and find some fun things to do! Luckily for you, I’ve done all

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  • County Hall Corner: Some Really Good News0

    The federal government in Washington, has an advantage that state, county, and municipal governments do not have. These governments must have the money to meet their budgets through either taxes, grants, or investments. The federal government has these as well, but it also has the ability to create money. They literally represent the saying, “Money

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Plan Now for Springtime Planting0

    In less than two weeks, the official start of winter — December 21 to be exact — will be upon us. As winter weather settles in and spending time by the fireplace becomes a much more enjoyable pastime, you might want to take time to focus your attention on some springtime activities in order to

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  • UPMC Cardiologist: Improve Heart Health By Reducing Stress This Holiday Season0

    The holiday season is right around the corner, a time packed full of gift-giving, shopping extravaganzas, parties, and activities galore. While this season is meant to bring feelings of love and cheer, it can also be one of the most stressful times, putting added strain on your heart. Stress is a part of life, and

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  • Bear Talk0

    Living in this part of Pennsylvania, it’s certainly not unusual for the topic of black bears to come up in a conversation, and that’s especially true during the bear hunting seasons. More and more people, including many who don’t hunt, are reporting sightings of bears than ever before. There’s a good reason for these increased

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  • The Carroll House Remembered0

    As Christmas shoppers scurry around doing their Christmas shopping, it might be good to remember the golden days when downtown Williamsport was the retail center of northcentral Pennsylvania. There were department stores such as L.L. Stearns, Bush and Bull, Penney’s, Sears and Roebuck, and the Carroll House. The Carroll House was one of downtown Williamsport’s

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