Business

SWC to celebrate grand opening in Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN — SWC Realty has a new office in downtown Lock Haven serving all of Central Pennsylvania. To celebrate the expansion, a grand opening and open house will be held at the new office from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20. SWC has a fully renovated space at 7 W. Main St., just two doors ...

Wine and antique store open along Route 44

Just four months ago Up the Crick Wine and Antiques opened at 5099 North Route 44 in Jersey Shore. Erika Morgan, owner, set up the shop full of all locally made items ranging from wine, salad dressings, jams, honey and chapsticks to goat cheeses, wood carvings and hand-painted stationery ...

Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic opens new facility, services

After three years of practice, Amy Phillips, veterinarian and owner, and husband, Josh Phillips, business manager, opened a new building to continue and make unique additions to their Wolf Run Veterinary Clinic at 279 Route 220. The new building, coupled with impressive dog suites, a cat ...

Raising minimum wage: Do the pros outweigh the cons?

With the U.S. Senate potentially seeing legislation passed by the House to raise the wage to $15-an-hour, local leaders shared what effect it may have on the area. At the argument’s core is deciding if it’s better to hire fewer workers at a livable wage, or more workers at a wage ...

Gayle’s Kombucha taking off fast

JERSEY SHORE — Jersey Shore resident Gayle Miller started her own business in February — brewing, bottling and selling her own Kombucha tea. Miller makes it herself at home in a commercial kitchen. Kombucha tea is a traditional fermented drink made of black tea and sugar, though Gayle’s ...

Luminary brings on new leader

HUGHESVILLE — The leadership of the Muncy Luminary is changing with the retirement of Barbara Barrett as its editor. Cindy Knier, who had served as editor from 2005 to 2009, has been named as her replacement. Barrett, who has a degree in education and journalism and comes from a ...

Program keeps employees healthy, productive

Rose Trevouledes, a registered dietician, has found herself on the front line of defense of rising health care costs since spring of 2017. Today, Trevouledes continues the fight against diseases that are a result of obesity through her Lose Weight with Eight program that she conducts at a wide ...

Tantalizing Treats is a hit with locals

Pine Street has a new look to it with the addition of Blagman’s Tantalizing Treats, an ice cream, gelato and sorbet joint owned by the couple Earl and Tara Blagman. The business just opened Monday, but that hasn’t stop their business from already starting on a high note with locals coming ...

Young entrepreneurs put skills to work with new flooring business

When owners of the new Williamsport Wood Floors were asked to refinish the office floors at Lewis Lumber Products, they were elated. “That was an honor to do that work for them,” said Nicholas Maxson, who co-owns Williamsport Wood Floors with Dylan Siddle. The duo had just opened their ...

Kay Wallis to head Shopper, Luminary

HUGHESVILLE – A change in leadership has taken place at sister publications, the East Lycoming Shopper and News and Muncy Luminary. Sharon Dapp, who has worked in the newspaper industry for 34 years — spending 19 of those years with the East Lycoming Shopper and News — has semi-retired ...

Hatchet House gives customers an axe to grind

Axe-throwing has become a popular activity around the nation and Hatchet House is bringing the new past time to Williamsport. Marshall and Jennifer Winters saw locations pop up left and right all over the country as it has become more and more popular over the years “We were noticing that ...

Local Sheetz to get electric car station

Tesla intends to put charger stations at the Sheetz on Maynard Street, city officials said. Gary Knarr, city zoning administrator, said he has seen a concept draft plan for the stores in the city. The company needn’t go through City Council or planning commission for approval. The store ...

Research predicts possible inaccuracy in connectivity speeds

Eleven million speed tests were calculated across Pennsylvania in a 2018 year-long study from a research team at Penn State University. Many of the areas in the state did not exceed the Federal Communications Commission’s criteria to qualify as broadband connectivity. According to the FCC’s ...

Lemur Tree Care goes out on a limb

Austin Fiedler, owner and lead arborist of Lemur Tree Care, had to spend some time finding the next step in his life after his career on Penn State’s football field was cut short due to injury. Still in State College, Fiedler found aboriculture, also known as tree care. Looking for a ...

Rest area features restaurants new to the East Coast

A recently-opened Trout Run stop-over has brought three restaurants to a small town. Not only are they new to the area, but new to the state at large. Fatburger, Buffalo Express and Yogurtland all opened under the same roof, at 169 Route 14, on June 12. The well-known franchise Subway opened ...

New furniture store opening in Hughesville

Willow Cove Fine Furnishings will celebrate its grand opening Monday, July 1 starting at 10am. Located at 1075 Lime Bluff Road in Hughesville, the store is located in a barn with furnishings from around the globe. Owner Blu Ergott said, “After a long enforcement career and my travels ...

Lycoming County environment creates community feel for tourists and locals

Lycoming County is brought together through local industries including the agricultural and gas industries, as well as the environment and its amenities like tourism. Agricultural areas with amenities like forests, parks, hunting and fishing, and water sports, allow for local connections ...

A husband’s passion lives on in McElhattan

McELHATTAN – Wayne Township was “dry” until 2018. Now it has its own winery. Oregon Hill Winery Inc., of Morris in Lycoming County, held a soft opening for their first expansion in McElhattan at the Shoemaker Estate, 67 Reservoir Road. The winery is owned by Karon Swendrowski and ...

Area woman recognized for work in boating industry

ver 100 women were nominated but only 25 were recognized as the boating industry’s “Women Making Waves.” Gail R. Kulp, Montoursville, is one of the 25 women who received this honor for her great contributions to the industry’s success and dedication to being a leader in its growth. ...

Therapy Brewing

A new nanobrewery tucked away in the picturesque countryside north of Pennsdale offers local craft beer lovers a place to relax, chat and enjoy a good brew. Therapy Brewing, 3978 Quaker Church Road, Montoursville, held its grand opening on May 25 for a parking lot and an overflow parking field ...