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  • Gathering Fly-Tying Materials0

    In an article a couple of weeks ago, I talked about getting started in the art of fly-tying and acquiring the necessary tools to get into the business. Of course, once you have the tools and you begin mastering some of the basics, it is time to gather the materials needed to construct the flies

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  • Loyalsock Township School District Triumphs in The Woodlands Bank Fall Semester Investment Challenge

    Loyalsock Township School District Triumphs in The Woodlands Bank Fall Semester Investment Challenge0

    Brighter Financial Futures (dba PennCFL) is proud to announce that Julia Breon of Loyalsock Township School District, who worked under the leadership of Michelle Carpenter, was a winner in our state investment challenge. “I love competing in The Investment Challenge with my students. It is great experience for our students to become familiar with how

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  • Lycoming County Girl Scout Earns Prestigious Gold Award For Addressing Caregiver Support at Public Libraries0

    Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania is honored to announce that Sarah Marie Kline from Lycoming County has earned the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Gold Award, for the 2024 Gold Award class. Kline is a graduate of Montoursville Area High School. She attends Pennsylvania College of Technology, majoring in Baking

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  • Call Backs and Deer Racks0

    It was great talking with so many of you about my first column of the new year, “Let’s call it 2024.” Just a reminder, if you missed any of the past issues of Webb Weekly, they can be found archived at webbweekly.com. I should also mention for people outside of our distribution area or who

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  • Dream Week0

    The timing for Martin Luther King Jr. Day can be a little awkward for our publication. Because we come out on Wednesday, we are either really early or too late. But that doesn’t mean that we skip it. Next week brings us MLK Dream Week, presented by STEP AmeriCorps, Penn College, Lycoming College, the Central

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  • Harlem Wizards to Appear at Williamsport High School Wednesday, January 170

    The Harlem Wizards will spin their basketball wizardry and prestidigitation (magic) again when they appear at the Williamsport High School Gym (the aptly nicknamed Magic Dome) on Wednesday, January 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event is being held to raise funds for the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation.

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  • Teammates0

    I ran into an old friend at the Magic Dome last week — someone I haven’t seen in fifteen years. Rahim Washington was a former teammate back in ’95. I was a senior, and Rahim was a talented freshman. We were part of a Millionaire squad that went to the state final. Washington was legit.

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  • The Roving Sportsman… How About a Twelve-Month-Long “Hunting Season?”0

    As the fall hunting seasons draw to a close, the word is that a good number of hunters throughout our area have fresh venison burger tucked away in the freezer and back straps available for the grill. Some even got their fall turkey, and the really lucky ones added a black bear to their recent

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  • Silver Roots0

    Now that we are in the throes of the gray days of winter, it doesn’t mean we have to let our hair follow suit. For those of us whose hair is adorned, for better or worse, with silver strands, learning how to cover gray hair is a useful skill to master between salon appointments. It

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  • This Committee Got it Right0

    No doubt many of you have served on some sort of committee over the years. Professional, social, or recreational committees are charged with a decision-making purpose for the organization they represent. They are intended to bring together a representative group to arrive at a meaningful outcome. While they are commonplace, it has often been stated

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  • Flintlock Season is Well Underway0

    I’ll be honest, like a lot of other hunters, after using high-powered rifles with powerful telescopic sights to take a deer, switching to a black-powder flintlock didn’t fill me with a lot of confidence. Over the years, more and more hunters began to pursue deer in the late flintlock season, and I, too, eventually added

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  • UPMC Expert: Can Cold Weather Make You Sick?0

    You may associate the cold weather with being sick or catching a cold. Contrary to the old saying, the weather is not directly responsible for making you sick, but it can affect your body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), millions of people in the U.S. develop the common cold each

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  • Let’s Call it 20240

    Happy New Year! Three easy words to say — let’s hope and pray they ring true for 2024. I wish everyone a healthy, happy, and prosperous New Year. The year 2024. I have trouble wrapping my thoughts around that, even though I’ve been blessed to live my way there for over half a century. It

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  • Happy New Year!0

    “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” —Neil Gaiman Well, y’all, I did it.

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  • Cadillac Cats’ Winter Blues Bash Slated for Friday, January 120

    The Genetti Hotel will be rocking with the sounds of the Blues when the Cadillac Cats, a noted area Blues band in their own right, presents the Winter Blues Bash from 7 to 10 p.m. on Friday, January 12. The Cadillac Cats hope to make this an annual event each year in January to help

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  • County Hall Corner: The Very Unique PA State Rep Jamie Flick0

    No matter how much a person may have studied or prepared for a new job or occupation, the cold water of reality hits almost immediately. Sooner than later, many ask themselves, “Dear God, what have I got myself into?” In previous columns, I have noted my own awakening to serving in local government. For this

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  • HHS Fly-Fishing

    HHS Fly-Fishing0

    Happy New Year to my family and friends. I would also like to give a shout to those who frequent this page. I look forward to many more tales. This part-time gig is grand, and we will cover many different topics in 2024. Let’s kick things off with one of my favorites. Dave Weigle of

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  • Getting Into Fly-Tying0

    We are moving into that time of year when we outdoor types start spending less time outdoors pursuing game and fish and more time indoors. We still have some small game hunting and muzzleloading hunting left, and hopefully, if we get enough ice, we diehard fishermen can start hitting some local lakes as well. These

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  • Dollars & Sense0

    Welcome to 2024! Ready or not, it is here. Hopefully, this past holiday week’s festivities went well, and Santa treated you kindly. Perhaps not if you are an MLB baseball fan of teams other than the Dodgers. Possibly, it can be put thusly: it’s the week after Christmas, and all through the town, if you

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  • The Roving Sportsman… A New Year – A Fresh Start0

    Party, party, party — it’s what most folks do on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to the previous year. Hopefully, our heads have cleared up by now from the revelries of New Year’s Eve, and we can take time to focus on what lies ahead in the coming year. So, steep a pot of

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  • Hairstyles for The New Year0

    The beginning of the new year is a prime time to experiment with hairstyles. Why? Because it’s winter and, there are these things called hats that can help you hide any experiment gone wrong. Seriously though, a new year goes right in line with new hair, so here are a few cuts that will be

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  • UPMC Physician: Stay Resolved During New Year’s Resolutions0

    Every year, millions of people hoping to spark positive change make New Year’s resolutions. The recurring themes each year include a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, and learning new things for personal and professional development. See what resolutions you can make this year and how to keep them all through 2024.

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  • Horoscope0

    ARIES – Mar 21–Apr 20 Aries, someone you care about or admire could come under scrutiny this week. Whether it is deserved or not, this person will be in the hot seat and can use your support. TAURUS – Apr 21–May 21 Taurus, you could project an intensity this week that has other people running

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  • Happy New Year!0

    This is easily my favorite issue of the year, it’s hard not to get a little choked up thinking about all the fantastic organizations that my co-workers and I get to support this week, from furbabies to farm babies to families and vets and the great outdoors! This week’s issue is just one of the

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  • Recalling New Year’s 65 Years Ago0

    The turn of one year to another year, 2023 to 2024, is always a time of transition and change, and very often, some events of great importance, and that transition from 1958 to 1959 — 65 years ago — was no exception. In the days leading up to the beginning of the New Year, the

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  • “We Shouldn’t Have to Bury Our Children”: Film About Opioid Crisis Hits Hard0

    I have to get even more personal than usual in this latest film review, because “The Rise of Opioids” hit me hard. Sponsored by Muncy’s Road Radio USA and produced by Williamsport’s On the Pulse, this documentary on the local opioid crisis starts right off by interviewing Caroline Miele, who lost her son Zachary to

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  • Fishing Boots for Christmas0

    Exchange week. Party week. Travel week. Rest-up week. Whatever these December days between Christmas and New Year’s may be called where you reside, you can be assured of one thing when it comes to the media; its broadcasts and pages will be filled with a lot of ‘year-in-review’ lookbacks. With so much increased violence, corruption,

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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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  • 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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  • Quick, Easy Recipes to Add to Your Dinner Rotation: Simple, nutritious meals to make more time for family0

    Making time for meals together can have a positive impact on the well-being of families, including children and adolescents. In fact, regular meals at home can help reduce stress and boost self-esteem, according to research published in “Canadian Family Physician.” Mealtime conversations are also a perfect opportunity to connect with your loved ones. A study

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  • FAST MAZ

    FAST MAZ0

    Marilouise Mazzante and I have been friends for a long time. We first met my sophomore year at Williamsport High. I was in her classroom for honors History. Maz was outstanding, passionate, and tough. I learned a great deal, and she is easily in my top five. She was a fantastic teacher. A terrific motivator

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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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  • 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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