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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Simple Safety Tips for Water Sports Enthusiasts0

    Bodies of water like lakes, rivers and oceans often elicit fond memories of fun times spent under the sun. Safety should always be a priority when spending time on the water, especially when participating in water sports, including swimming and water skiing. According to the World Health Organization, more than 40 people die by drowning

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • National Poetry Month

    National Poetry Month0

    Back in 1996, the Academy of American Poets launched the month of April as National Poetry Month to remind the public that poets and poetry are part of the national cultural conversation, both for social discourse and education. In the past 25 years, almost a billion readers, students, teachers, librarians, booksellers, publishers, families, and poets

  • The Roving Sportsman: PA Youth Spring Gobbler Season 20210

    This year, the Pennsylvania one-day Youth Spring Gobbler season will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021. The limit is one bird and it must be bearded, which means it could be a young Jake with a short beard, an old Tom with a long beard or even a bearded hen is legal (please note,

  • 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

  • Uptown Music Collective to Present Tribute to Led Zeppelin0

    The Uptown Music Collective is set to return to the Community Arts Center stage to present Good Times Bad Times: The Music of Led Zeppelin for three live performances on April 16th & 17th. This high-energy tribute from the area’s premier school of music will feature talented young musicians between the ages of 12 and

  • Alize Shines0

    It was a typical evening in the 17728. I grabbed Jensen from baseball, and we headed home for supper. Mom didn’t have anything prepared, so we made a detour. Little Caesars on the Crick Road is our staple. We finally arrived around 8:00 p.m. We devoured our thin crust and looked for something to watch

  • A Basketball Family’s Journey of Love, Faith, and Community

    A Basketball Family’s Journey of Love, Faith, and Community4

    Heartfelt congratulations to CI – Ron Insinger, Assistant Coaches Jeff Everett and Randy Glunk, the amazing Lancer players, and the Lancer nation. My staff has done a great job in the pages ahead, covering the 3A Pennsylvania State Champion’s run to the title. The longest journey begins with that first step, or maybe, in this

  • Business Finished. Coach Insinger Discusses His State Championship Team0

    Like King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail, legendary, longtime Loyalsock High School basketball mentor, Ron, C. I., Insinger, had his own quest for his own Holy Grail–a state basketball championship title. Well, finally, after 47 years, that arduous quest has ended joyfully with a 75-53 win over Brookville two weeks ago. We at Webb

  • Montoursville Konkle Library April Book Sale0

    Whole New Reason to Celebrate Spring! The Friends of W. B. Memorial Konkle Library in Montoursville are hosting their Spring Used Book Sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 8, 9, & 10th. It’s time to restock and refresh your shelves from the long winter to get ready for summer reading and to support the

  • UPMC Oncologist: Clinical Trials Advance Cancer Care0

    One of the most important aspects of advancing cancer treatment towards developing curative therapies happens because of research. By discovering new therapies, we can provide hope to patients who may have limited treatment options. Significant advances are made every day and the way this is accomplished is through clinical trials. Clinical trials are essential to

  • How to Stay Safe During Your Remodel Amid COVID-19

    How to Stay Safe During Your Remodel Amid COVID-190

    Many homeowners still find themselves stuck at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With all the extra time spent indoors, some homeowners are re-evaluating the space they occupy and turning to remodelers to help them safely and effectively complete home improvement projects. However, the pandemic has changed the way homeowners and remodelers communicate even

  • Time to Leave the Dens0

    It’s that time of year again when a lot of our wildlife will begin leaving their winter homes along with their new additions. One of the most obvious critters that has been absent from our very white and snowy winter landscape is the black bear. I’m sure that most people know that black bears den

  • How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality

    How to Improve Your Home’s Air Quality0

    As Americans continue to spend more time at home, it’s important to support the health and comfort of those living spaces. Regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces is an important step, but one often overlooked aspect of a home’s health and comfort is its air quality. Proactively addressing potential air quality issues can result in cleaner

  • The Roving Sportsman… The Top Three Mistakes of Spring Gobbler Hunting0

    Every spring, the majority of turkey hunters end the season without success, while the usual suspects seem to always come home with a gobbler. It is not as if the unsuccessful hunters are not trying their darndest, but it seems to boil down to a few common mistakes that seem to plague them every season.

  • Two WASD OM Teams Advance to State Finals on April 10th

    Two WASD OM Teams Advance to State Finals on April 10th0

    Two Williamsport Area School District Odyssey of the Mind teams that virtually competed at the Regional Tournament on March 17 are headed to the State Finals. This year’s contending teams from WASD were both represented by Curtin Intermediate School, with each advancing on first-place finishes. The results of the regional tournament and team rosters are:


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