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  • A Pineapple Above the Sea!

    A Pineapple Above the Sea!0

    A good chunk of the summer, so far, has unfortunately been a little rainier than I care for. I figure since I’ve been feeling like I’ve been living under water for the last month, plus in honor of our cover story about “The SpongeBob Musical,” it seemed appropriate to find a craft that could kill

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  • CAC Student Summer Stock Production “The SpongeBob Musical”0

    Each summer, area theater students produce and present a theater production at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport. This year’s Summer Stock production will be “The Sponge Bob Musical” to be presented July 29, 30, and 31. The production is directed by Lycoming College Theatre Professor Dr. C. Austin Hill, who directed the 2019 Student

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  • Slow and steady

    Slow and steady0

    “Slow and steady.” No, this is not a story about our over 50 outdoorsmen, although being slow and steady in most hunting situations probably pays off. Rather this piece is about some of our slowest and often stationary critters that we often overlook; I’m talking about turtles. One of the reasons I enjoy the outdoors

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Tick Alert!0

    For outdoorsmen who are about to spend an increasing amount of time in the out of doors in the upcoming months, it is only a matter of time until you come in contact with ticks. Whether you are fishing at your favorite mountain stream, preseason scouting for this coming fall, or working on food plots

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  • UPMC Physician: Tips to Enjoy Summer Safely By Ronen Elefant, MD0

    Summer is here and after last year’s pandemic you may be looking to get the most out of the season. You’ve probably got plenty of celebrations, barbecues, road trips, and family fun planned, so don’t let a preventable injury get in your way. Enjoy all the season has to offer and consider the following tips

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  • Why Men Need to Moisturize0

    Have you ever had a good pair of leather shoes? Have you ever gone a few months (or years) without conditioning or polishing them as you continue to wear them every day? How did they look? Well, consider your skin like leather. If skin is not taken care of over time, cracks, deep crevices, and

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  • A Basket Full of Eggs0

    As July catapults along at an amazing speed towards the fast-approaching month of August, there are perhaps at least two things that have been topics of conversation in area households; “I’m bored, there’s nothing to do” and “when are we going shopping for school clothes?” Regarding the latter, retailers have been more than ready, especially

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  • Muncy Historical Society to Host “Pops at Pepper Street,” Muncy Cup Golf Tournament and Announces Winners of Quilt Show0

    It is a busy summer for the Muncy Historical Society as they continue to have a high profile in the community. On Saturday, August 7 at 7 p.m. They will be hosting the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra in the sixth annual “Pops at Pepper Street.” And on Saturday, August 14, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the

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  • County Hall Corner: War on Words0

    Throughout the day, every single one of us is sending and receiving messages: our lives and society function on the ability to communicate effectively. There was a day, not so very, very long ago, when communication focused on seeking clarity between the sender and receiver of information. To communicate well meant that both parties sought

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  • The Journey Continues

    The Journey Continues0

    The entire county is buzzing. The kids from Hepburn Lycoming keep on winning. We punched another ticket this past weekend. Claimed our very first Section 3 Championship. The boys and I are now heading to the 11 & 12 Major Boys Pennsylvania State Tournament. Hepburn is one of eight teams in the Commonwealth that are

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  • Beautiful People Eating Gingerbread Houses0

    It’s Christmas in July, and with it comes visions of perfectly trimmed trees, fragrant gingerbread houses, and Christmas revelers straight from the pages of Vogue or GQ magazine. Dashing looks, snowy white teeth, and absolutely perfect hair can only indicate one thing: It’s time for a sugary sweet helping of Hallmark Christmas movies. Unless your

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  • Just Two Weeks Left to Catch the Cutters0

    It’s hard to believe, but with the calendar turning to August that means there are just two weeks left to catch Williamsport Crosscutters in action at Muncy Bank Ballpark this season. Make your plans now to enjoy a fun night at the ballpark with family and friends. Tickets start at just $8 with group discounts

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  • The Community Arts Center Announces Their 2021 Fall Season of Shows0

    Following the season when everything shut down, the Community Arts Center gears up for the upcoming season of shows during the 2021 Fall Season taking place on the stage in downtown Williamsport. More shows to be announced at later dates for the upcoming season. “We are so excited to be able to have shows here

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  • Admission Policies for 2021 Little Leage Baseball® World Series Announced0

    Limited General Public availability through online ticketing system to allow approximately 3,000 people to attend per day With the start of the Little League Baseball® World Series just weeks away, Little League International has announced its official admission policy for the 2021 Little League Baseball® World Series on August 19-29. “After a very difficult year

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  • Represent With Honor, Dignity, and Appreciation0

    The 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, is finally ready to light the torch after a year’s delay. There will be no fans at the games, which without a doubt is the right call after what we have seen in the last year and a half. This protects not only the athletes but also

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  • What to Bring to a Potluck

    What to Bring to a Potluck0

    The Fourth of July has come and gone, but there is still plenty of summer ahead. That means plenty of chances for bar-b-ques, picnics and get togethers. Since these are usually done potluck-style, I thought I would share with y’all my favorite go-to for potlucks. This recipe is simple, easy to throw together and buying

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  • Sylvan Dell Environmental Center and Robert Porter Allen Natural Area Now Being Developed Through a Private-Public Partnership Effort1

    South Williamsport native Robert Porter Allen (1905-1963), was at one time one of this country’s leading naturalists, serving as president of the National Audubon Society. He is credited with helping to save the Roseate Spoonbill and the Whooping Crane. His childhood experience birding in Sylvan Dell’s large wetland influenced his career in ornithology. Allen’s innovative

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  • Uptown Music Collective Returns to Brandon Park to Present its Annual Summer Music Fest

    Uptown Music Collective Returns to Brandon Park to Present its Annual Summer Music Fest0

    The Uptown Music Collective is set to present its annual free Summer Music Festival on Saturday, July 24th, at Williamsport’s Brandon Park Band Shell. The day’s festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m. with free music performances all day, as well as food vendors, raffles, and more. This event is sponsored, in part, through partnerships with

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  • The Roving Sportsman… Pine Creek Valley: A World-Class Destination0

    Truth be told, I must have been bitten by the “travel bug” at an early age. I have always been a wanderer, frequently daydreaming about my next quest or next travel and adventure destination. My years in the Air Force only compounded my lust for travel.  Now, in the retirement years, I still seek to

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  • Unforeseen Adjustments0

    Needless to say, for those of us who are severely “hooked on fishing,” we have somehow managed to fish during all twelve months of the year, and even the dead of winter doesn’t deter us. Normally, the spring and summer months are great for catching a variety of species from trout to bass, walleyes, panfish,

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  • White Deer Visiting0

    As I made the right turn heading south on US Route 15 to turn onto the road leading to White Deer Golf course, some unpleasant flashbacks entered my mind. To be sure, the public golf course treated me very well when, as the executive director of the Lycoming County United Way, we held several very

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  • Added Sugars and Their Effects on Weight Loss Efforts

    Added Sugars and Their Effects on Weight Loss Efforts0

    A 2009 report from researchers with the American Heart Association urged people to limit their intake of added sugars while noting that Americans get most of their added sugars from sugar-sweetened beverages, including sodas. A 2010 study led by a researcher from the Harvard School of Public Health noted that consumption of such beverages has

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  • Loyalsock Township’s Brady Dowell Signs Letter of Intent with Bloomsburg University

    Loyalsock Township’s Brady Dowell Signs Letter of Intent with Bloomsburg University0

    Loyalsock Township High School Senior, Brady Dowell signed a letter of intent, on June 2, committing to run Track (Sprints and Jumping) at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. “There is a saying that ‘adversity does not build character, it reveals it,’” says Coach Matt Hill, and this could not have been more fitting for Brady.

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  • The Boys of Summer

    The Boys of Summer0

    So, the boys and I are still buzzing. The past few weeks have been nothing short of amazing. We have experienced all kinds of different emotions. It has been an unforgettable experience. What a journey for the coaches and kids as well as us parents. Jensen and his mates were victorious. They claimed the 2021

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  • UPMC Expert: Is Cancer in Your Future?0

    ? Mai Phuong, MD Oncology, UPMC If you were at increased risk for cancer, would you want to know? By 2040, the number of new cancer cases per year is expected to rise to 29.5 million according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer. While there are many factors contributing to the rise in

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  • How to Exfoliate Your Face0

    As the seasons change, so, too, should skincare routines. Once the weather reaches warmer temperatures in the summer months, most people will experience a shift in their skin — from extensive dehydration or dry patches to excessive amounts of oils caused by sweat. There are countless reasons for this, ranging from the added humidity in

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  • Cutters Lead League with 8 MLB Draftees0

    A total of eight Williamsport Crosscutters were selected in the recently completed 2021 MLB Draft. The draft consisted of 20 rounds with 612 players chosen July 11-13 in Denver, the site of the 2021 MLB All-Star Game. The 8 Williamsport players selected were; – LHP Eduardo Rivera – Round 11 by Oakland – INF Jacob

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  • What Hunters Should Know About 2021-22 Antlerless Deer Licenses0

    Deer season still might be months away, but hunters who will need antlerless deer licenses in 2021-22 soon will need to fill out and send in their applications. Resident hunters may apply for their first antlerless deer license beginning Monday, July 12. Nonresidents may submit their first application a week later, beginning Monday, July 19.

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  • County Hall Corner: Change for Gain without Pain0

    Since childhood, I have been a quote collector, and one that I have used in recent years more than any other has been by Franklin D. Roosevelt, who said, “Every organization is either living out the birth of a new vision or the death of an old one.” A more succinct quote in the same

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  • The Summer of Road Trips0

    Five tips to make your 2021 road trips successful and safe It’s officially summer road trip season, which means it’s time to pack your bags, pick a destination on the map and go. According to the U.S. Travel Association, while nearly 9 in 10 American travelers have plans to travel in the next six months,

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  • Avoid Distraction and Anticipate Reaction0

    There are not many folks that log more miles in Lycoming County and the counties adjacent to us than I do. This is one of the busiest times of year for the streets and highways in our area. With all I have recently witnessed, I think it’s a good time for a public service message

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  • Can’t Win ‘Em All0

    As local Little League seasons begin to wind down, it’s becoming more and more likely that kids are going to have to learn how to lose. More specifically how to lose with grace. Loss in sports, and in life, is inevitable. There is no avoiding it. But teaching children to lose with dignity, and with

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  • Lycoming County Fair Returns After One Year Absence0

    In another sign that things are beginning to return to normal after the COVID pandemic, the 150 th Lycoming County Fair will be returning July 14 to 24 after a one-year absence. Lycoming County Fair Association Board Members are excited at the return of the fair but at the same time are frustrated that last

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  • The Roving Sportsman… A Trip from Hell into a Slice of Heaven…!0

    DAY FIVE: “Retribution…finally!” So much had already happened on this short, 5-day hunt that could be classified as “unique,” “once in a lifetime,” or, at least, a “memory that will last forever!” On this, the final day of the hunt, I should have been expecting nothing less. Last night, the only bowhunter in camp took

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  • Montoursville Konkle Library0

    HOT SUMMER Used Book Sale The Friends of W. B. Memorial Konkle Library in Montoursville are hosting their HOT SUMMER Used Book Sales on Saturday, July 24th and August 21st. Did you know there are more books sold in the summer than during any other season? We all like to relax and get away in

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  • May the Birthday Long Continue0

    It may be my age. It may be my pride. It may be my lifelong experiences. In reality, it is no doubt a combination of all three that culminated in a more emotional than usual Fourth of July weekend. I watched baseball and fireworks, consumed hot dogs and apple pie, and, as corny as it

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  • Foul Balls0

    Exactly five years ago today, the Spencers were on a west coast pilgrimage. My lovely sister and ‘rents now live in West Hollywood, California. We found ourselves in the nosebleed seats of Dodgers Stadium. I guess you can say it was the usual MLB afternoon matinee. Slow, hot, somewhat crowded with stale peanuts and overpriced

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