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  • Uptown Music Collective Raises Funds With a Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John0

    On January 25th, the students of the Uptown Music Collective will present Captain Fantastic and the Piano Man at the Community Arts Center in downtown Williamsport. This performance, which is also, the school’s yearly fundraising performance that raises funds for the school’s scholarship and educational programs. Is a tribute to two of the titans of

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  • Being More Thoughtful of Others

    Being More Thoughtful of Others0

    It was the day before Christmas Eve, and we decided to take our kids out to see the lights, walk Loyalsock Park, and stop and grab a bite for dinner last minute. The kids ask to go to Pizza Hut. When we went there it was super busy. The lady sat us and said she

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  • An Ode to Curtis0

    It is hard to fathom that I made it to another decade. This is my sixth sports fans. I don’t know about you, but I personally struggle with bringing in the new year. My resolutions usually get tossed by January 11th. I have every intention of eating healthy or getting buff. I also try to

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  • Looking Back On Some of My Most Interesting and Notable Stories From 20190

    Besides being the end of the decade, 2019 was an interesting year. During this year, I was fortunate enough to have written many stories that I hope the readers of Webb Weekly found enjoyable. I want to look back now on some of my favorite and most notable stories from the year just passed. Several

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  • This Week’s LION: LION of the Year — The Young & Amazing0

    One of my favorite exercises at the end of the year is to review all my columns throughout the year. I began writing LION (Leaders In Our Neighborhood) features in April of 2014, and I am always surprised how each year seems to have a certain theme. In 2018, it was good people passing away.

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  • County Hall Corner: 2019: Not an “Off” Year0

    In political parlance, an election year that does not have any gubernatorial or national offices on the ballot is considered an “off” year. This means that the turnout will be expected to be low, as all the races are for the most local, and these generally do not arise much passion in the general electorate.

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  • The Week’s LION: Holiday with a Heart0

    Is there any other holiday that has so many traditions associated with it? Everything from Christmas caroling to baking cookies to candlelight services to Candy Cane Lane, the activities surrounding Christmas and New Years are almost endless. There are personal traditions, like Scott Metzger, the new Lycoming County Commissioner who for the past 39 years

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  • Gazette and Bulletin: January 2, 1940 – Williamsport Planning Mill, Homes Destroyed by Fire0

    The Williamsport Planing Mill, Campbell and First Streets and six frame homes on First Street were destroyed by raging, spectacular fire early yesterday morning. The loss has placed at between $350,000 and $400,000 by Lawrence E. Krimm, plant manager. The fire claimed one life. Frank Fulkrod, 63, residing at 760 First Street, in the block

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  • Keep Your Eyes to the Skies0

    It is definitely the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. As in the Christmas classic sung by Andy Williams. I love when that song comes on the radio; it can’t help but to put some Christmas spirit in your step and a smile on your face. Give it a listen before you go shopping, to

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  • A Friend and Fan for All Seasons0

    Happy Birthday to my good friend Pedie McDonald. It’s hard to believe he’s going to be 60 years young! It seems like only yesterday I shared his 50th birthday with him. I have had a special relationship with Pedie and his parents, Peyton and Peachy, over the years. It began when I was a young

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  • Pedie McDonald: Loyalsock Athletics’ Most Beloved and Fervent Fan

    Pedie McDonald: Loyalsock Athletics’ Most Beloved and Fervent Fan0

    At every Loyalsock High School athletic and even Loyalsock Little League game, there is always one unmistakable and enthusiastic person present at all of them — that is Pedie McDonald. No Loyalsock game would be complete without him being there. Pedie is a very special part of such contests. Pedie is the son of the

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  • East End Couple Are Overwhelmingly Grateful Winners of the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover

    East End Couple Are Overwhelmingly Grateful Winners of the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover0

    “Overwhelming gratitude,” that is the way that Vickie Biichle feels after winning the 2019 KISS FM Extreme Kitchen Makeover. When she sent her one and only entry into the contest, she never really expected to win. “I never thought I would win with all those thousands of other entries,” Vickie told Webb Weekly. “My husband,

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  • A New Dugout for Waller0

    The sound was unmistakable. If you heard it once, you’ve never forgotten it. Indeed, I had heard it many, many times. The sound of a baseball coming off a bat in the acoustically challenged, antiquated gymnasium of South Williamsport’s Rommelt Building is like no other. As I approached the gym doors, an accompanying sound was

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  • Uptown Music Collective Kicks Off Performance Season0

    The Collective’s 2019-2020 performance season will kick off on November 15th and 16th at the Community Arts Center in Williamsport with Walk This Way: The Music of Aerosmith. As the Uptown Music Collective hits its 20th year in existence “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”, Aerosmith, will be hitting its 50th. In honor of the bad boys from Boston, the

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  • Casting with Greatness: Don Daughenbaugh Reflects0

    Nestled along a wooded country road a long fly cast from the Loyalsock Creek, the home is a reflection of the man who lives there. Built by his own hands, the rustic interior with its mountain stone and wooden beams provide a Norman Rockwell type portrait of the outdoor lifestyle that has provided the occupant

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  • This Week’s LION: Overachiever Jacob Stopper

    This Week’s LION: Overachiever Jacob Stopper0

    In covering various candidates for the upcoming election, I discovered that both Scott Metzger, running for Lycoming County Commissioner, and Eric Beiter, running for Williamsport city mayor, have the same campaign manager. His name is Jacob Stopper from Loyalsock Township. It takes an exceptional person to manage two high-profile campaigns such as this, and he

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  • Montoursville FOOTballers

    Montoursville FOOTballers0

    I have nothing but love for Montoursville’s JC Keefer. The Warriors Head Football Coach and I have been friends for a long time. JC is an exceptional leader and a great teacher. He continues to find ways to bring out the best in all of his players. JC has a hard-nosed old school approach and

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