Business

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 ...

Rising gas prices may not affect summer travel

As the warm weather creeps in and the school bells ring one last time, the summer season finds itself upon us. According to AAA forecasts, nearly 43 million Americans will kick off the season with a Memorial Day vacation — despite the rise in gas prices. Nationally, gas prices continue to ...

R&T Asian Market

For those looking for quality, imported food and beverages from Southeast Asia, the R&T Asian Market is open and ready for business. On May 10, Tess Neidig and Randy Stroup, market managers, cut the red ribbon provided by the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce to mark their official opening ...

Growers market in full swing

With the Williamsport Grower’s Market in full swing, the sounds of folk music broke through the chatter of the customers busily making their rounds through the market’s vendor stands. Steve and Becky Forman of Beaver Run Farms stood proudly behind their tent covered stand as people rushed ...

Cat Tales Cat Cafe

The Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 E. Third St., has been providing the community a nonprofit low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinic for cats since 2014, in an attempt to help control the feral and stray cat population humanely and compassionately. The Beckoning Cat Project is growing and ...

CAC names new development director

The Community Arts Center announced the selection of Ana Gonzalez-White, of Williamsport, as the next CAC development director, effective. She will be responsible for managing all fundraising and development activities for the 2000 seat landmark performing arts venue in downtown ...

Future Farmers visit manufacturer

MUNCY — It is the mission of the National Future Farmers of America Organization to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agricultural by providing educational opportunities to students throughout the country. Students participating in the FFA are extended opportunities that aid ...

Many College grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

WASHINGTON — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income ...

The Bridge Tavern reopens its doors

In life, many great places come and go, only to be remembered in stories, memorabilia and empty storefronts standing as memorials to the past. But sometimes, those beloved places get a second chance, and for the residents of South Williamsport and beyond, this comes in the form of a reopening ...

Historic Ritz Theatre finds second life as sports complex

The Ritz Theatre in Muncy is getting a new life as a sports complex and cafe because of one Muncy man’s belief in the small downtown. “It will bring people into downtown and will help other local businesses,” said Royce Eyer who now owns the iconic structure. The theatre’s new ...

Valley Apparel

“A 15-year dream come true,” is how Kelli Winder described the Valley Apparel, a quality used clothing store located at 218 S. Market St., South Williamsport, just off the Market Street Bridge. Although Valley Apparel officially opened their doors for business March 9, they are planning ...

Musicians and local businesses work in harmony

Williamsport’s music scene is more than just an entertainment draw. It also happens to be a money draw. From the musicians to bars to restaurants, the business of music has become its own economic generator. “Some places want to hire a musician to be busier and that adds value to ...

Heart Song Connection, LLC

The inspiration to open up shop started with a simple home business. Heart Song Connection, LLC offers energy healing sessions, chakra light therapy, sound healing and drumming, as well as provide access to an adjacent massage therapist. Although its doors have been officially open for less ...

Isle of Comics

After a previous venture folded, an area couple continued their love for comic books with their new shop in South Williamsport. Co-owner of Isle of Comics, Tracey Yeagle, credits the current shop she operates to her love of her current fiance and co-owner of Isle of Comics Joe Figured, as ...

Opportunity Zones may offer incentives for future investors

Calling all investors. That’s what two state officials told Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce members Wednesday. Incentives exist for investors who want to put in projects in Williamsport and the region, according to Scott Deitrich, project manager with the Governor Tom Wolf’s ...

Local restaurants like the use of locally grown food

In a time where more attention is paid to the origin of our food, more local eateries strive to serve locally sourced meals. Farm to table is a culinary movement focused on supporting locally grown food, which is sold to and prepared by restaurants, according to Ashley Shaffer, associate of ...