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  • 75th South Williamsport Mummers’ Parade Takes Place This Saturday, October 160

    The South Williamsport Mummers Parade will be marking a special anniversary this Saturday when it steps off for the 75th time this Saturday, October 16, beginning at 2 p.m. “After reluctantly skipping last year due to the pandemic, the parade returns bigger and better this year, marking a milestone 75th time that it has stepped

  • County Hall Corner: Of the People, By the People, For the People?0

    On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made a short dedication speech, just 271 words, beginning with “Four score and seven years ago.” It was a forceful reminder that 87 years earlier, a document known as the Declaration of Independence was signed by representatives of the 13 colonies, declaring that they wanted to form a

  • October Outfits0

    Fall is such an odd time weather-wise. You can still get away with walking out the front door in a tee, shorts, and sandals all the way into early October. But as this month progresses, the chilly temperatures finally present the opportunity to get a bit more creative with your everyday outfit. However, you don’t

  • Mileage-Based Vehicle Maintenance Intervals

    Mileage-Based Vehicle Maintenance Intervals0

    Maintenance is an essential component of responsible vehicle ownership. Routine maintenance can help discover problems before they escalate into potentially costly issues. Maintenance also keeps vehicles running smoothly, making them more enjoyable to drive and extending their life expectancy. Various factors can help to determine how often drivers should change their vehicles’ fluids and take

  • Amateur Radio and Baseball Link Tennessee Little Leaguer and Local Man at Recent Little League World Series

    Amateur Radio and Baseball Link Tennessee Little Leaguer and Local Man at Recent Little League World Series0

    The world of amateur, or “ham” radio links many people across the globe and is a fun and interesting hobby for those who enjoy it. One local man, Marty Mauer, is quite passionate about his involvement in amateur radio. Still, he had no idea that it would end up linking him with a participant in

  • Rooting Superstitions0

    It is no secret. It has been stated in this space countless times. I am a baseball fan. Specifically, I’m a Pittsburgh Pirates and Boston Red Sox fan. Generally, I am a baseball fan. If there is a game going on in my vicinity, chances are, I will be watching it. We are in the

  • UPMC Dermatologist: Fall Into Healthy Skin0

    We all know to take extra care of our skin during the summer months when we’re outside and the sun is shining, but did you know that your skin needs just as much protection in fall and year-round? When we transition from summer to fall here in northcentral Pa., it is normal to have hot

  • Statewide Bear Season Kick-Off October 16th0

    The numbers tell the tale when it comes to just how good black bear hunting opportunities are in Pennsylvania these days. In the six and a half decades between 1915 and 1979, Keystone State hunters typically harvested 398 bears a year. That jumps to 424 if you exclude the four years – 1934, 1970, 1977

  • What’s in the Bag?0

    Fall is my favorite time of the year to play, and I will occasionally tee it up for a few good causes. The teams and organizations I represent vary, but I will almost never pay my share. Golf is way too expensive. I simply rely on my friends to pick up the tab. I sometimes

  • Mosquitoes May be Taking a Bite Out of Our Grouse Hunting

    Mosquitoes May be Taking a Bite Out of Our Grouse Hunting0

    Pennsylvania’s grouse season opens statewide on October 16 and runs to November 26; a second season runs from December 13-24. I’d be the first to admit that I am not a dedicated grouse hunter, but I have enjoyed walking the woods on a number of occasions with my 12-gauge at the ready. I’ve certainly missed

  • The Roving Sportsman… Archery Tree Stand Safety0

    The statewide archery antlered and antlerless deer season began on October 2. As the season progresses and nears that “magical” time of the rut, bowhunters will be spending an increasing amount of time in the woods. While hunting from the ground or in a ground blind can be successful, most would agree that a tree

  • The Calendar has Changed The Problem Remains the Same0

    As I was gathering my thoughts to pick up where I left off last week with the list of the five things needed to change immediately to protect the future of our great Nation, I received a phone call from a wonderful lady that was leaving our little neck of Penns Woods. She called to

  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Self-Breast Exams0

    I think the title is pretty self-explanatory, but just in case, here is your warning. This week I’m going to be talking about ta-tas. Specifically, how to do self-breast exams. If, for some reason, that makes you uncomfortable, just keep moving on. Because you know what makes me and millions of people across the world

  • For the Love of Catalogs0

    It all started with the JCPenney “big book” that would come in the fall. Next came Speigel, then Newport News, then Victoria’s Secret. The arrival of a catalog always gave me a thrill. When I was little, I used to stare at the pictures, taking in all the details of the models, clothes, and accessories,

  • Exercise Benefits the Brain0

    Everyone knows that, in general terms, exercise is good for our body and our health. Sure, it can lower blood pressure, help us to lose weight, and make us stronger — the list goes on. Most people also know that exercise is good for stress management. What many people may not realize, however, is that

  • “Fall Into The Arts, Lake Fest”0

    Celebrates 7th Year! The Seventh Annual, Fall into the Arts Lake Fest will be held Saturday, October 9th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 939 Trimble Road, Trout Run (over-looking Rose Valley Lake). Admission is free and it will be held rain or shine.

  • Breast Cancer Q&A0

    John Turner, MD, FACS, Medical Director or Cancer Services and Clinical Co-Manager of the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, has a long history of working directly with patients once they’ve received a breast cancer diagnosis. An accomplished breast surgeon and avid researcher on breast health and other cancer, Dr. Turner helps guide patients

  • Elery W. Nau Hardware Store Celebrating 75 Years in Business0

    In these days in which businesses come and go at the drop of a hat and have no enduring legacies, Elery Nau Hardware at 917 Broad Street, Montoursville, is the bright and shining exception to that and is celebrating its 75th anniversary in business. It has soldiered on through thick and thin, through good times

  • The Presence of Fall0

    The arrival of fall has always presented me with a bit of a conundrum. As a fan of summer, I enjoy the warmer days with daylight lasting well into the early evening. Fall certainly has its better qualities with pleasant days, cool evenings and the annual display of color Mother Nature affords us. It is

  • UPMC Physician: 3D Mammography Beneficial in Breast Cancer Diagnosis0

    Finding out that you have breast cancer is a life-changing event. However, in the case of breast cancer, early detection and diagnosis is a key factor for its successful treatment. The earlier it is detected, the more likely it is to be curable. Mammogram is the most effective test in detecting breast cancer as changes

  • Putting the Brakes on Breast Cancer!0

    This October, auto repair shops across the country begin their 11th annual fundraiser to end breast cancer. During the month of October, Muncy Restoration Works in Muncy, PA, joins hundreds of independent auto repair shops across the US to raise funds for a breast cancer vaccine as part of the Brakes for Breasts campaign. As

  • We Are. Here to See Connor0

    The Spencers were in Happy Valley. We got an early start and somehow made it to State College. My lovely bride scored big at the very last minute. She is a proud 00 alum, and many of her roommates have season tickets. They are a great-looking bunch. Quite fun and full of spirit. These gals

  • Knowing Fact versus Fiction When it Comes to Breast Health0

    The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital offers expert diagnostic services and care in a supportive, comfortable setting for women with healthy breasts as well as those who are experiencing breast-health issues. At the Center for Breast Health a compassionate, caring team of healthcare professionals is with patients every step

  • The Roving Sportsman… Follow the Food0

    The next full moon will occur on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, and is called “The Hunter’s Moon.” It is so named to indicate that it is time to go hunting in preparation for the cold winter months ahead. The Pennsylvania archery deer season began on Saturday, October 2. Later this month, various small game seasons

  • Target Bass This Fall0

    I know that when the leaves begin to turn, and the temperatures begin to fall, much of our thinking is centered around the upcoming hunting seasons, but fall is also an excellent time to target bass. More specifically, the fall season is great for targeting bass on the surface — both smallmouths and largemouths. I’m

  • County Hall Corner: Hope for Housing Help0

    Lycoming County’s Department of Planning and Community Development recently announced funding opportunities for affordable housing projects. These funds are coming through the PHARE Act, which stands for Pennsylvania Housing Affordability and Rehabilitation Enhancement Fund. It was designed in 2010 to provide the mechanism by which certain allocated state or federal funds, as well as funds

  • Communication, COVID Vaccination and Community Organization

    Communication, COVID Vaccination and Community Organization0

    It has been great to hear from so many of you recently on such a wide variety of issues. So, before I put a wrap on September and move full speed ahead into October, I thought it would be good to share some of the conversations. First up, thanks to so many for the positive

  • Muncy Area Girl Competed in International Equestrian Endurance Competition In the Netherlands0

    Sixteen-year-old Charlene “Charly” Dugan has loved and been involved with horses ever since she was a small child; she comes by her interest naturally since her parents own and operate J&S Farms, a horse farm in the Muncy area, as well as one in the Ocala, Florida area. Never in her wildest dreams could Charly

  • Annual Hymn Sing0

    Mr. Jim Girven, Lutheran Authorized Lay Worship Leader, will be the officiant at the Annual Hymn Sing at Old Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lime Bluff Road, Muncy, on Sunday, October 3, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. Mr. Girven has chosen “Return to the Lord your God” as the theme for the service. Mr. Girven comes to Old

  • MLB Draft League Re-visited0

    With the Major League Baseball regular season coming to a close this week, it afforded an opportunity to sit down with Gabe Sinicropi, the director of marketing & public relations for the Williamsport Crosscutters, to discuss his assessment of the team’s initial season in the MLB Draft League. WW: From your perspective, what is your

  • Must-Have Hunting Gear0

    Hunting is popular throughout North America. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that 40 percent of the population of the United States ages 16 and older participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, the most recent year for data. Hunting also is popular in Canada, where it’s difficult to paint a picture of that popularity

  • The Basics of Hunting Seasons0

    Hunting has been around a long time. According to Britannica, hunting as many know it today began in ancient Greece. Various game were hunted to provide food, fuel and materials to make clothing and blankets. In the Middle Ages, hunting was the privilege of nobility and linked to land ownership. Hunting is now strictly regulated

  • Rowing the Boat

    Rowing the Boat0

    We have several local products that are doing their thing. I have a great relationship with many of these athletes, but I simply wanted to show one some major love. Lycoming County produces some great footballers, and this kid was off the charts. He is now playing at a very high level, and I enjoy


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