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  • A Southside Sandwich0

    Whether it be sourdough, rye, whole wheat, ciabatta, or just plain white — it’s the bread that makes the sandwich great. Those tasty ingredients packed between those two slices just wouldn’t be the same without the stabilizing influence holding things in place. As South Williamsport softball coach Tom O’Malley went about the task of putting

  • How About Some Smiles0

    That old adage about April showers bringing May flowers got a bit carried away with itself as the last weekend of the previous month left us all a bit waterlogged. Hopefully, on the flower side of it, they will be in abundance to celebrate this weekend’s Mother’s Day activities. From this little corner of the

  • Leadership Litmus Test0

    Regardless of what occupation you may hold, what political persuasion you have, the size of your bank account, or your concern over social issues, it is becoming increasingly clear that most of us have one thing in common; a strong desire to clear the air of the divisiveness, rancor, mistrust, and wasted anger that has

  • Tale of Two Cities0

    The question has long been pondered — “If a tree falls in the forest, and there’s nobody around to hear, does it make a sound?” Around these parts, that’s most likely the same reaction rendered to the recent news that the City of Oakland and the Oakland Athletics have begun divorce proceedings. After years of

  • Softball is Shining0

    As the high school softball game wouldn’t be starting for another hour, very few fans had gathered at the field. As the teams were beginning their pre-game routine, a woman greeted me with a warm smile while stating, “Isn’t this wonderful!” Thinking she was referring to the beautiful day that had unfolded, I returned the

  • Humble Pie0

    This past Easter Sunday provided the Lowery clan with a most enjoyable get-together, the first such group opportunity since Christmas. The downstate trip included great conversation and catch-up, a tasty spread, and some backyard cornhole competition. Sprinkled in was a vast array of tempting cakes, pies, and sweet treat desserts. Not on the menu was


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