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42 Penn College scholar-athletes honored

Education

With 42 North Eastern Athletic Conference Scholar-Athletes, Pennsylvania College of Technology finished ninth for total number of scholar-athletes in the 14-team conference which, for the third-straight year, set a record with 806 student-athletes receiving the distinction. This year’s ...

International expertise abounds at rotomolding workshop

Education

Scores of industry professionals gathered at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Plastics Innovation and Resource Center this summer for advice about rotational molding from well-versed — and well-traveled — authorities in the field. A total of 42 participants from 26 companies — ...

How to help your child prepare for kindergarten

Education

Kindergarten is an exciting time for children, but it can also be a stressful time of change — not just for little ones, but for parents, too. Although each child is unique and develops at his or her own pace, most educators and experts agree that four key areas of development are essential ...

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Adam C. Barilla, instructor of plastics and polymer technology at Penn College, demonstrates tensile testing to participants during the 19th annual Extrusion Seminar & Hands-On Workshop at the college’s Plastics Innovation and Resource Center.

Penn College extrusion workshop proves popular

Education

Nationwide plastics industry professionals converged at Pennsylvania College of Technology’s renowned Plastics Innovation and Resource Center for the 19th Annual Extrusion Seminar and Hands-On Workshop. Forty-three participants, representing 20 companies and nine states, attended the ...

New ways classrooms are changing

Education

Today’s classroom are in flux. And these changes, rooted in technological innovation, are making it easier for students to become more engaged and collaborative. Here are several areas where technology is changing the way lessons are taught and information is absorbed. Collaborative ...

Best bets for back to school

Education

Every family needs the right items on hand to ensure students are geared up to succeed in the classroom and on the playing field. These supplies and handy tools are designed to make back-to-school season easy as 1-2-3 for kids and parents alike. A sticky solution Art projects abound when a ...

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Little League fans from North Carolina wait to check in at the Genetti Hotel Wednesday afternoon.

Little League means boost to area economy

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Comfort Suites in Bloomsburg is more than 40 miles from the Little League Baseball complex in South Williamsport, the home of the world’s biggest youth sporting event every August. It may not be the ideal lodging spot for people taking in the Little League World Series, but it draws its ...

New business spotlight on Smile Bright

Business

Smile Bright is a new business in Williamsport for people who want white attractive looking teeth. Located at 1201 Sheridan St., the business was opened by Adam Pfleegor in July. Pfleeger said he decided to launch the business after discovering there was no similar type of enterprise in the ...

LIVING PROOF: Kayakers embark on 301-mile journey

Outdoors

BUSHKILL (AP) — When Carolyn Choate was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in 2003, her tumor had already grown the size of a golf ball. Doctors gave her three years to live. Fourteen years later, Choate is kayaking the Delaware River for a cause that’s close to her heart: ...

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John M. Ryan

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John Marlin Ryan, 90, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away peacefully on August 12, 2017, at home. He was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Osceola Mills, to Marlin and Ida Ryan. He had a normal small town upbringing during the great depression. John served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Fireman ...

People in business

Business

Doctor joins heart center’s staff The Heart and Vascular Center of Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes Dr. Benjamin Keyser to the vascular team. Keyser is a vascular surgeon and will begin seeing patients in September. Keyser received his doctor of osteopathy degree from the ...

Practicing zen and the art of flyfishing

Outdoors

I was in an area flyfishing shop this spring, eyeing some of the insect selections to prepare for an afternoon of angling on one of my favorite trout streams when I noticed a woman looking over the vast display of bug imitations. At first, I thought she might well be part of my tribe, that ...

Events and seminars

Business

Inventor’s club plans meeting The August meeting of the Williamsport Inventor’s Club at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, will feature Upper Desk inventor Rod Phillips and president Stephanie Phillips-Taggart, who won the 2014 Best of Class Gold Award for their Portable Cabinet Mount for Tablets and ...

Cogan House Festival nearing

Outdoors

TROUT RUN — The second annual Cogan House Township Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. next Sunday at the township complex, 4609 Route 184. Admission and parking are free. The festival features live music on both days; food and craft vendors; classic ...

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SLIDESHOW: Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co. celebrates 125 years

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Sixty junior, senior and life members of the Montgomery Volunteer Fire Co. stand proudly in front of their station at 24 Montgomery St., founded in December 1892, and celebrate their 125th anniversary with three days of activities, culminating with a parade through downtown and fireworks on ...

Birder chases a white-winged tern

Outdoors

I recently went on a bird chase. In birder language, this means that someone else found a rare bird that I wanted to see, so I went to see it as quickly as I could. The bird was a white-winged tern. It was found by Wellsboro birder Rich Hanlon at Nessmuk Lake in Tioga County on Aug. ...

State partnership offers business lending with low interest rates

Business

For a limited time, businesses and farms can tap into loans with ultra-low interest rates offered through SEDA-Council of Governments, according to a news release. The 2 percent interest rate for Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loans through the state Department of Community and ...