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Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the biggest annual fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program. Lycoming County Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge will hold their annual fundraiser, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Faxon Lanes, 1225 River ...

Collecting American Girl dolls

So, you don’t think the millennial generation are saving objects, collecting vintage pieces, displaying antiques, well maybe you should think again. I have been evaluating the collections of 20 and 30 year old collectors for a long, long time. They are seasoned collectors that know a lot ...

Local chapter of Mom Prom invites ladies to a charitable event

It may be called “Mom Prom,” but local founder Christina Staccone would like to set the record straight — this special annual event isn’t just reserved for moms; it’s open to anyone who identifies as a female, as long as the individual is 21 years of age or older. Set for 6:30 to 11 ...

City native celebrates 100th birthday

Margaret Gira, of Williamsport, is turning 100 today and was born March 31, 1919. Gira likes to crochet, play bingo, visit with family and friends, is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the former Annunciation Church, according to Michael Gira. She currently lives at the ...

W.B. Konkle Memorial Library celebrates milestone

MONTOURSVILLE — This April, the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library will reach a major milestone — its 75th year as a place of learning and a community resource. The library’s celebration plans, supported by the Friends of the Library, include family movie nights, a book signing with local ...

Kevin’s career search continues

U.S. Secret Service Super-special Secret Service Dog Training Department 245 Murray Ln SW - BLDG T-5 Washington, DC 20223 March 20, 2019 To Whom It May Concern, I am a distinguished dachshund of outstanding character and I’m writing to you because I feel a moral obligation to do so. ...

April’s book review luncheon

Anne Tyler’s book, “Vinegar Girl” on April 5. Tyler is a well-loved author who has written over 20 novels. She has received many literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for “Breathing Lessons.” Tyler’s writing focuses on families and relationships. Janet Hurlbert selected this ...

Libraries strengthen their communities in April

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., joins libraries of all types in celebrating the many ways libraries build strong communities by providing critical resources, programs and expertise. April 7 to 13 is National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role ...

Decluttering and spring cleaning

Tired of that mess in the attic, the basement, the garage, or even your entire home? Moving to a new place and vowing to be neat and organized this time? Making the transition to assisted living or generally downsizing with no room for all those piles of “I don’t even know what most of this ...

Family Mega Marble Run

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host two upcoming Family Mega Marble Run events in the first-floor children’s programming room. The events will take place from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Monday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday. Come join us for a family fun STEM-based (science, ...

Woodworking with heart

Working out of his basement and garage in Loyalsock Township, Josh Mozug, owner and driving force behind Mozug Custom Woodworking, creates wooden masterpieces for companies, couples, kids, musicians and, recently, Dwell Orphan Care, a local organization that’s mission and values closely align ...

City resident’s lifelong passion for orphan care

Jennifer Lake, of Williamsport, has transformed her lifelong passion for orphan care into an organization rooted in prayer that exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, said Lake, executive director of Dwell Orphan Care. Though only officially launched in January of ...

Would you like some cheese with that whine?

Engines whine, toddlers whine, and people who are behaving like toddlers whine. Mosquitoes whine (but that’s more in our perception, than in their actual behavior.) The most famous whiners, however, are canids (foxes, wolves, coyotes, and dogs), and the absolute best at it: the domesticated ...

Volunteers are a vital part of the library

The James V. Brown Library has dedicated volunteers who gave nearly 5,000 hours in 2018. These volunteers work with Leslie Bowman, volunteer coordinator, who meets with volunteers to determine their interests and the best way they can assist at the library. “The library welcomes the ...

Drop-off day for book donations at the JVB

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, as well as DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs to support fundraising activities. Donation day from noon to 2 p.m. March 23. Volunteers to unload cars will be outside by the library’s east-side entrance ...

Warrior Run Area Fire Department holds 17th annual awards banquet

The Warrior Run Area Fire Department recently held its 17th annual Awards Banquet at Wynding Brook, with about 60 people attending. Awards given were Firefighter of the Year, Matt McNeal; EMS Award, Patches Kilgus; Administrative Chief Award, Ken Hollenbach; Officer of the Year, Cody Heater ...

Girl Scout Troops build confidence and leadership through sales

Everyone’s got their favorite — but whether you’re a fan of Thin Mints, Samoas or Trefoils, nearly everyone can agree, Girl Scout cookie season is one of the best times of the year. Girl Scouts have been using the annual cookie sale as a fundraiser as far back as 1917, using the money ...

Troop 14 inducts city natives as Eagle Scouts

Scout Liam Ferry, 17, of Williamsport, son of Pascha and Dave Ferry, has been active in Boy Scouts for seven years. Ferry became a Scout in sixth grade, when his friend Matthew invited him to check out the troop at a weekly meeting. His first trip was to the Tiadaghton Sportsmen’s Club, ...

Camp Cadet accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet, which will be held at the Little League Complex in South Williamsport June 16 to 21. Throughout the week the participants learn about various aspects of law enforcement including canine demonstrations, aviation, ...