Diamonds, Deadlifts, and Yardsticks
- March 29, 2023
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Well, the winter that wasn’t has shown up like a lion for the month of March. Let’s hope the saying holds true and it goes out like a lamb. What a great time of year, late winter snowfall and all. Soon we will be enjoying all the sweet sounds, sights, and activities of Spring. Daylight
“Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort!” — in other words, “May the blessing of St. Patrick’s Day be on you.” I am not Irish. Not even a little bit. According to 23andMe, I am Italian and German. Leaning heavily towards the Italian. But there’s nothing wrong with finding the Irish spirit and having some St. Patrick’s
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
Last week I grabbed two pounds of ground beef out of our freezer and went to work. I had planned on burgers, but found out that’s what we were having Thursday with the family for dinner so I had to change my menu. That’s the beauty about ground beef. There is so much you can
The latest data from Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. To help reduce the number of cancer deaths, a wide variety of screenings are used by health care providers across the country. Regular visits with your primary care provider usually
The Williamsport Area Middle School is busy preparing for its opening night of this year’s musical, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” The show is set to begin at 7 p.m., Friday, March 24, with a matinee performance scheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, March 25. The show will follow the classic story “of Belle, a young
Most people would agree that if you are serious about accomplishing a goal, you need a plan. This becomes even more critical when you are looking at a complex set of goals, and time and money may be limited. Such just might be the case if you are a landowner, a member of a hunting
This piece was written before — but published after — the 2023 Academy Awards, during which Britain’s Bill Nighy competed for Best Actor. But even if Nighy wound up losing to Brendan Fraser, his many fans still have cause to celebrate — because the film he was tapped for is now available to stream! Simply
I’d be the first to admit that I am not an avid bird watcher; don’t misunderstand, I enjoy seeing and identifying all the different birds, but I am not a serious, dedicated bird watcher like some people I know. While I may not keep a check-off list of the birds I spot each year, as
Even for those of us that are meticulous forecast checkers, sometimes you wake up, and it’s unexpectedly raining, throwing all of the potential outfit ideas you had the night before out the window, and are now being drenched. While wet weather can be a downer, it doesn’t mean your look has to follow suit. Here
For area high school athletes participating in baseball, softball, tennis, and track & field, the dawning of March 6 was anticipated by all. The date marked ‘the official’ beginning of practice permitted by the PIAA for spring sports. South Williamsport softball coach Tom O’Malley spent hours before his squad’s afternoon practice time riding a tractor
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
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
When I was in high school back in what seems like a million years ago, I had to study a 14th-century epic poem by Dante Alighieri entitled “The Divine Comedy.” It was no comedy in my book, as it poetically described a journey through Inferno (Hell), Purgatorio (Purgatory), and Paradiso (Heaven). Inferno is what most
A petition for a referendum seeking the establishment of the office of controller for Lycoming County was filed with the Bureau of Elections at the Court House Friday afternoon. The petition, which contained the signatures of 112 electors of the county, was referred to Marshall C. Anspach, county solicitor for approval. If the petition is
Note: This is the sixth and final article in a series entitled “The Five Investments.” Previous articles are always available at http://www.webbweekly.com. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself.
There’s no place like home, especially when that home is a comfortable and safe haven. One of the ways residents find comfort in their homes is by maintaining the right indoor temperatures, which fluctuate along with the seasons. While there is much to be said about opening windows and doors to let Mother Nature do
ARIES – Mar. 21–Apr. 20: So many things are moving your way, Aries. As the week progresses, your energy level could rise, and you will get much more done. Leave time for meaningful encounters. TAURUS – Apr. 21–May 21: Taurus, connect with nature this week. Go hiking at a national park or visit a zoo
Home renovations provide a host of benefits. Such projects can increase resale value and improve on the safety, aesthetics and functionality of a home. Some homeowners may employ the mantra “go big or go home” when they embark on home improvements, thinking that only the largest renovations produce noticeable change. But that’s not the case.
Individuals looking to renovate their homes typically reach out to a number of professionals for estimates before choosing a contractor. Once that decision has been made, it’s customary to sign a contract to ensure all parties are protected during and after the work. A renovation contract outlines the details of a remodeling job. The construction