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  • Why Do We Fish?0

    Why Do We Fish? There was a time way back in our early history when the question of why we fish had a simple and direct answer — to put food on the table. While many of us still enjoy a good fish dinner on occasion, we would be hard-pressed to say that our fishing

  • As Not Seen On TV0

    The United States of America is not the racist hate land as portrayed by the major news networks, elected officials, and groups using this issue to segregate and create division. I have not seen, read, or heard anyone condoning Derek Chauvin or the officers involved in the taking of George Floyd’s life. I have witnessed

  • Age-Appropriate Chores for Kids0

    Saturday or Sunday mornings are made for cleaning in my house. I usually get up, turn on 90s/early 00s pop-punk and get to work. I’m fairly convinced that I will cause some sort of Pavlovian response in the members of my household. I’m picturing Fall Out Boy coming on the radio and them suddenly having

  • St. John’s/Newberry UMC’s School of the Arts Continues to Flourish After 25 Years0

    When Jeffrey Seeley, Music Director at St. John’s/Newberry United Methodist Church at the time, started its School of Arts (known as SOTA) in 1996, he probably could have scarcely imagined that it would be flourishing and one of this area’s most notable schools of art that incubates young artistic talent, 25 years after it was

  • Write it Down0

    In keeping with Webb Weekly’s literary objective of presenting informative stories about local people and the things they are doing, the past two issues of this newspaper have detailed books that have recently been published by two of the area’s most renowned individuals. Much is known about the authors themselves but how they got here

  • Rising Stockies0

    When you spend as much time on the water as I do. You will always catch a few. And while some days are certainly better than others. You occasionally have that once in a lifetime experience. But these little episodes are extremely rare. I can count them with my fingers. This past Sunday I was

  • County Hall Corner: What Happened to Lady Justice’s Blindfold?0

    Overreaching is so serious it has a whole list of idioms for it, like “the straw that broke the camel’s back,” “a bridge too far,” or “going overboard,” etc. Whatever we call it, we are amid political and cultural shifts that have pushed so far out, they are the very antithesis of American culture and

  • How Communities Can Recognize Nurses0

    The vital role nurses play in health care settings across the globe was perhaps never more apparent than in recent months. When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020, nurses were on the front lines in the battle against the virus and have remained there ever since. In recognition

  • ICU & COVID Unit Nurses at UPMC Awarded Annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award0

    The 8th annual Dr. Alexander Nesbitt Commitment to Caring Award was presented to the dedicated and hard-working nurses of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and COVID units at UPMC Susquehanna during a virtual Healthcare Decisions Day event on hospice and end-of-life care. Accepting the award on behalf of each department’s devoted staff were nurse leaders

  • Styling Tricks for Spring0

    I don’t know about you but, with this hopeful new season, I’m definitely ready to shake things up a little in the outfit department. Not necessarily looking to add to my spring wardrobe so much, but more to rethink how I style the clothes currently in my closet. There are plenty of innovative, fun pairings

  • If I Had Only One Dry Fly0

    I was recently sipping coffee and talking with another dry fly-fishing enthusiast when we both came up with the same thought — if you could have only one dry fly pattern for the whole season, what would it be? This same question has come up several times over the years with other fly-fishing friends, and

  • UPMC: Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life0

    More than 140,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, making it the third most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. However, when caught early it is highly treatable. Screening saves lives as it helps catch cancer early and the gold standard for colon cancer screening is

  • The Roving Sportsman: It’s Ramp Gathering Time0

    Among birdwatchers, the robin seems to top the list as the “harbinger of spring,” while for those folks who enjoy harvesting wild edible plants, it is the ramp that best signals that spring is upon us. So, what is a ramp and just what is all the hubbub about ramps, anyway? The scientific name is

  • A Trip to the Home Show and Back to Biden0

    A Webb Weekly tip of the cap to the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association on their efforts for this year’s 61st Home Show. If you remember, last year’s Home Show got set up and torn down without anybody attending due to Governor Wolf’s orders regarding COVID. What a great effort this year by Carroll Pawlikowski,

  • Don’t be a Trash-hole…3

    My initial plan this week had been to give our readers a stern talking to about the state of our local recycling centers. Because y’all, they are disgusting and shameful. But, as it turns out, Larry Stout was on the ball, and his breakdown from Jason Yorks handles that subject pretty well. You can read

  • Tom Speicher Completes Bill ‘Buck’ Byham’s Unpublished Novel0

    When local sports legend Bill Byham passed away in late May 2017, his unpublished novel — offering relevant life lessons through the prism of junior-high football — could easily have died with him. The manuscript of “Bucky Deacon’s Dilemma,” pecked out on a typewriter during summers by the pool, had languished for decades since Byham

  • County Hall Corner: Reining in Recycling Renegades0

    To be honest, attending the weekly Lycoming County Commissioners Meetings is a little bit like panning for gold. The prospector might pan for weeks before a shiny nugget suddenly appears. Such was a moment on Tuesday, April 6th, when after an hour of various routine matters had been discussed and voted on, the commissioners’ comments

  • How to Reduce Risk for Lyme disease

    How to Reduce Risk for Lyme disease0

    When the weather warms up and hours of daylight increase, few people can resist the allure of the great outdoors. Nature beckons each spring, and those answering that call must do so safely. Lyme disease is a potential threat for people who live in certain regions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that

  • The Roving Sportsman… Youth Day and Opening Day Tactics for 20210

    In just a few days, the one day Pennsylvania Youth Spring Gobbler Hunt will take place — Saturday, April 24th to be exact. On the following Saturday, May 1, our statewide Spring Gobbler Season gets underway. These are the days many of us have been daydreaming about for weeks, so let’s take a look at

  • Uptown Music Collective Now Enrolling for Upcoming Summer Semester0

    Music continues at the Uptown Music Collective! The Collective’s summer enrollment week begins on April 19th and runs until April 24th, 2021. Enrollment is open for both in-person and virtual private lessons on Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, and Drums. The Summer Semester will begin on May 3rd, 2021, and will run for 15 weeks. The

  • How to Write A Poem0

    As National Poetry Month continues, you may feel compelled to put pen to paper or fingertips to keyboard and compose a few verses yourself. Wonderful! Congratulations! You’ve caught the writer’s bug, and the only cure is to get words on the page. But where to start? If you’re new to poetry or writing in general,

  • Changes Keep Coming0

    The older I get, the less comfortable I am with change. This year has been especially difficult, especially when I look at the political situation and all the changes being thrown at us because of COVID-19. Since this is intended to be an outdoor column, I will try to refrain from bringing politics and health

  • Inspirational Novel About Autism, Inclusion and Competition Penned By Local Author

    Inspirational Novel About Autism, Inclusion and Competition Penned By Local Author0

    Autism is often little understood or under-understood and when it is written about or discussed, it is often done in a clinical and sterile manner. One local author attempts to humanize it and make it more accessible to people in a new novel titled A Mile in Her Shoes. The novel was written by local

  • Safe Kids PA Donated 40 Books to Primary Schools to Promote Pedestrian Safety

    Safe Kids PA Donated 40 Books to Primary Schools to Promote Pedestrian Safety0

    In an effort to further promote safe walking habits, the Lycoming County chapter of Safe Kids Pennsylvania donated 40 copies of “Clifford Takes a Walk” to Williamsport Area School District kindergarten classrooms and primary school libraries today. Each classroom and library across the district will receive two copies of the children’s book that teaches the

  • Federal REAL ID Enforcement Begins Oct. 1, 20210

    PennDOT has surpassed 1 million optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses, ID cards With only six months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards

  • UPMC Doctor: Pain Relief Possible Without Opioids0

    It is estimated that more than 30% of Americans are living with chronic and acute pain, and that percentage increases with age. In the past, opioids have commonly been the choice for chronic pain management. However, this approach to treating pain has been largely proven ineffective while also contributed to our nation’s opioid epidemic, causing

  • Fishing Alone

    Fishing Alone0

    Hope all is well, sports fans. Several items that need your attention. Last week we talked about a local hoopster who was looking to secure a spot. Well good things happen to those who put in the work. Alize Johnson recently signed a 4.1 million dollar deal with the Brooklyn Nets. He is under contract

  • Get on the Water With the Right Kayaking Gear

    Get on the Water With the Right Kayaking Gear0

    Kayaking is a wildly popular paddlesport. Paddlesports offer people unique ways to enjoy nature while getting up close and personal with expansive waterways. Kayaking is remarkably accessible for people of all skill levels and interests. According to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2019 Special Report on Paddlesports and Safety, kayaking has seen a consistent upward trend in

  • Manfred’s Move0

    I am a baseball fan. I am also a fan of democracy and each citizen’s right to express their preference in choosing our leaders at the ballot box. But, come on man, the events of the past few weeks have nothing to do with baseball or democracy — rather all about whose power or clout

  • Absolute Presidential Absurdity2

    As I had written when Joe Biden was elected President, I would give him the opportunity to get to work for the American people before I passed any judgment on his job performance. President Biden now has the first quarter of 2021 under his belt, and my pen has been burning up to let you

  • Taking Better Care0

    Last weekend I celebrated my birthday. We won’t discuss how old I turned but suffice it to say it was a milestone and a reminder that taking better care of my health needs to become a bigger priority. So, I am officially on a mission of better health. Now is the time for more exercise,

  • Don Daughenbaugh’s Fishing Legacy0

    Singularly, the soft sound of fishing lines penetrating the waters of local streams last Saturday as the 2021 Pennsylvania fishing season got underway wouldn’t register much on a decibel scale. Still, the collective joy of those making the casts will long be heard in fish-telling circles for days and weeks to come. To many, the

  • Spring is in the Air!0

    Finally, after what seemed like a never-ending winter, combined with the restrictions imposed upon all of us because of the Covid-19 virus, spring has finally appeared – offering us warmer temperatures, more days with blue skies and so many opportunities to get out and about in the outdoors! The recent winter, with heavier than usual

  • Trout on Top0

    Well, trout season is finally in full swing, and although I don’t participate in any trout fishing on the opening day, I did stop by a couple of local fishing spots to see how things were going. Of course, there were a good number of fishermen lining the banks, and as expected, there were a

  • County Hall Corner: Very Needed Veterans Court0

    Being a veteran, especially one who has served in a combat area, casts a shadow on the psyche that never truly goes away. Audie Murphy is a classic example. A poor farm boy from Texas, he joined the army after Pearl Harbor at age 17 and saw combat in Sicily and southern Italy. Amazingly, by

  • Spring Turkey Season at Hand

    Spring Turkey Season at Hand0

    After a fairly hard winter with some pretty good amounts of snow building up, some turkey hunters were probably wondering how our wild turkeys endured the heavy snow. I can’t speak for the more northern portion of the state, but from what I’m seeing in our immediate area, they seem to have come through the

  • UPMC ENT: Relief from Seasonal Allergies Possible0

    Spring brings warmer weather and an awakening from what many would consider as a harsh winter here in northcentral Pennsylvania. The flowers, the butterflies, the fresh air. It’s a beautiful time of year, unless you suffer from allergies. Suddenly, those signs of spring become signs of impending sneezing, coughing, sore throats, and puffy, watery, red


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