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New business spotlight: Blagman’s Wheelin’ & Grillin’

Business

In recent years, food trucks have become part of the local scene, parked at curbsides and lots selling their special fare. Earl and Tera Blagman have joined that growing business community. For Earl, the start-up of Blagman’s Wheelin’ & Grillin’ seemed the way to ...

Good weather for boat race, but heat on the way

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Local canoers and kayakers took advantage of the comfortable weather Sunday morning to race in the Flatwater Challenge on the Susquehanna River in Loyalsock. With a low humidity and temperatures in the 70s on Sunday, racers brought their boats to Riverfront Park at both 10 a.m. and noon to ...

With help, women can remove inmate number, get on with their lives

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Jamie’s number in Muncy State Correctional Institute was OU2963 Today, she’s about to become a wife and a certified recovery and family recovery specialist. Jamie Kinghorn’s journey from an abused young woman who quickly gravitated into a world of drugs and alcohol to the productive ...

Women eye House seats across 12th district

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Plenty of women are eyeing state House seats across the 12th Congressional District, including those serving Lycoming County residents. Some of them appeared last week at the Lycoming County Democratic Women picnic at Susquehanna State Park to share their political views and solicit ...

City authority increases sanitary rates

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Locally elected and appointed officials voted on the following matters in the past week: Federal •The House voted 213-211 to pass the Farm Bill. The legislation includes new work rules for most adult food-stamp recipients. The package overseeing more than $430 billion of food and ...

Grant money

Letters

Our country is $21 trillion in debt. And yet all these towns and cities continually get grant money to build projects that don’t produce any revenue to the areas. Cities get grant money to hire police officers and train them and buy police cars. So since our politicians claim that grant ...

Where the blame lies

Letters

The article on Elm Park on May 16 was misleading. The softball boosters organization did disband but only after being forced out of Elm Park by the Chamber Of Commerce and Mayor Gabriel J. Campana. We had a full schedule of events planned that would have benefitted the businesses of ...

Proud of Eagles

Letters

A person has to be extremely proud of the Philadelphia Eagles! Not only do they stand for the national anthem, but they also stand up to our current president. Did the Eagles ever agree to go to the White House? Did they renege on the visit or did they only agree to send their mascot so that ...

Double standards

Letters

Roseanne is gone, good riddance. What about the following people? For the most part they are worse than Roseanne. 1. Samantha Bee — used the c word to describe Ivanka Trump. The word was used on her show many times. 2. Bill Maher — show is on HBO, filthy foul mouth. 3. Keith ...

Summer reading

Education

Summer vacation: it’s all about reading, right? For Williamsport Area School District students in kindergarten through third grade at Stevens Primary School, why not? Principal Jim Ellis saw the thirst that his young students have for reading and asked, “How do we get more books into ...

Lycoming College recognizes leadership and service to community

Education

Students and staff recently were recognized for their service to Lycoming and Williamsport communities during Lycoming College’s Honors Convocation at the Community Arts Center. Honorees were acknowledged for their selfless and tireless dedication to serving others and for their dedicated ...

Plastics professionals converge on Penn College campus

Education

Plastics industry professionals representing 28 companies, 11 states and Kuwait enhance their knowledge at the 20th annual Extrusion Seminar & Hands-On Workshop at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Plastics Innovation and Resource Center (PIRC). 40 participants attended the three-day ...

School board launches Million Mountie Lights Award

Education

Nominations for the December awards are open to honor community members and students who have enhanced lives of others through the South Williamsport Area School District’s Million Mountie Lights Awards. The program was created by school board members Cathy Bachman and Sue Bowman who wanted ...

In the schools

Education

Lock Haven University to hold GRE testing LOCK HAVEN — The Lock Haven University Testing Center will conduct a number of Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) General Tests throughout the summer and fall semester. The next testing session will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Testing ...

Lycoming honors students for exceptional academic achievement

Education

At Lycoming College’s annual Honors Convocation, held in the Community Arts Center, a number of students were honored for their commitment to academic excellence with accolades, scholarships and fellowships. Those recognized include: • Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Scholarship Nomination – ...

Dean’s lists

Education

Indiana University of Pennsylvania GILLETT — Emily Rae Lathrop. LEWISBURG — Kalene Noelle Buss. MANSFIELD — John David Garrison, Michelle Elaine Williams. McELHATTAN — Rachel Anne Wisilko. MILL HALL — Kori Jean Jerles. PAXINOS — Erin L. Moser. SAYRE — Paige Marie ...

Grad lists

Education

University of British Columbia British Columbia, Canada MONTOURSVILLE — Andrew M. Snauffer, doctorate in geological engineering. Virginia Military Institute Lexington, Va. HUGHESVILLE — Matthew M. Heinrich Jr., bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics. Marietta ...

Community thrives alongside ‘evolving garden’

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“You can almost see them growing,” Rickey Lee said as he looked at the sturdy tomato plants standing straight and tall in the morning sun at the Salvation Army’s Red Shield Garden on Park Avenue. Lee, who lives in the neighborhood of the garden, works there, harvesting the produce, ...

Natural gas impact fee coming to county

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Natural gas impact fee disbursements to counties and municipalities fall short of the allocations from the boom days of drilling in the Marcellus Shale industry, but the dollars continue to be welcome sources of revenue. The state Public Utility Commission this week announced that nearly $210 ...