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Learn how to prune shrubs

Region

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will hold a free program on “Shrub and Ornamental Pruning Techniques: Management Practices in the Landscape” at 9 a.m. March 18 in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township. Learn guidelines for ...

Group explains lasagna gardening

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The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will hold a free program on “lasagna gardening” at 9 a.m. March 11 in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township. “Lasagna” gardening has nothing to do with the kitchen or what plants you want ...

‘Dare to Ask’ founder to speak at area university

Region

BLOOMSBURG —Journalist Phillip Milano wants the tough questions on diversity asked at his panel “DARE TO ASK” in Bloomsburg University’s Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall. The free, public event is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Milano is the founder of Y? The National Forum on People’s ...

Driver license, photo centers closed through Monday

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The state Department of Transportation announced that all driver’s license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed through Monday for Presidents Day. Customers still may obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through ...

Real estate transactions filed

Region

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County courthouse: Montoursville • Paul A. and Sharon L. Boyer to Tyler A. Fetterman and Ashley V. Martin, $164,000, 501 Crawford Alley. • Bradley J. and Jessica L. Clayton to Courtney B. Graham, $172,900, 1209 Cedar ...

Pa. Resources Council holding photo contest

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The Pennsylvania Resources Council is sponsoring a statewide photo contest focusing on litter, which could win photographers a top prize of $1,000. Lens On Litter encourages amateur photographers to take eye-catching images of other people’s litter — soda cans, burger wrappers and other ...

‘Human books’ are on loan at Penn State library

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Enter a library room at Penn State University on Wednesday and you’ll hear junior Brian Anthony Davis describe his transformation from gang member, dodging bullets by age 16, to college student who has studied in eight countries. Patrons that day can “borrow” the ...

Regarding Russia

Letters

President Vladimir Putin’s likely intention to sign into law, when he received it from the duma and the upper house, a very clever and creative method of quelling domestic violence. President Putin’s new bill will eliminate criminal liability for domestic violence that stops short of ...

Argument incomplete

Letters

The letter arguing against the approval of Betsy DeVos’s as Secretary of education has as its main argument the premise that only a person with an advanced degree in Education Administration would be able to succeed in improving the American K through 12 system, especially in our major ...

The petrodollar

Letters

There has been much fanfare regarding recent political developments (2016 U.S. election, bans, and nomination picks, etc.). Unfortunately, there have been sparse discussions when it comes to the petrodollar. In order to understand geopolitical maneuvers (Syria, Iran, China, Russia) and ...

Contact congressman

Letters

On Feb. 1, Congress, including local Congressman Thomas Marino, voted to allow surface coal mining operations to dump mine waste into streams by lifting the stream protection rule. This action by Congressman Marino harms his constituents. Government documents reveal that Lycoming County sold ...

Statutes of limitation

Letters

In light of the recent news event concerning the Pennsylvania boy who was forced into something horrifically less than legal by a child predator ring, it brings up the issue of the statutes of limitations (SOL) concerning such crimes in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Kudos to Attorney ...

Raised in heaven

Letters

I've been asked why Newberry people of a certain age remain allegiant to that particular section of Williamsport. For me I guess it felt like growing up in a Norman Rockwell painting. Newberry had three playgrounds. Old Jackson (Now Newberry Park), Lincoln School And New Jackson. These ...

Another resignation

Letters

The president has accepted the resignation of National Security Leader Mike Flynn. The president stated that he did so because Flynn isn't trustworthy, and he's not truthful. We are waiting for the president to resign. Why? He is not trustworthy and truthful. President Trump expects loyalty, ...

Disingenuous

Letters

As a 1985 graduate of Lock Haven University and a product of both the exceptional Journalism program and running programs at LHUP, I am more than concerned at the disingenuous way in which the fiscal issues with the University are being portrayed by the president and vice president and how ...

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Amid six trucks that were donated in the past year, FedEx Freight representatives and Penn College faculty gather outside the Schneebeli Earth Science Center to share career advice with diesel technology students.

Penn College announces donation of vehicles by FedEx Freight

Education

Five trucks – four Volvos and a Kenworth, all in the 2003-08 model-year range – have been added to the instructional fleet in Pennsylvania College of Technology’s diesel equipment technology program through ongoing support from FedEx Freight. “The donation of these additional trucks ...

SCLAFANI

Lycoming College alumni to speak about passion as the key to success

Education

Lycoming College alumnus Robert Sclafani ’78, founding member and co-owner of Multi Image Group (MIG), will speak about his leadership, passion and personal values on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall, at the corner of Basin and Fourth Streets. The event is free and open ...

Doerksen

Mansfield professor has two articles published

Education

MANSFIELD — Teri Doerksen, professor of English at Mansfield University, has had two articles published in peer reviewed publications. Her article “A National Bildungsroman: Didacticism and National Identity in Mary Brunton’s Discipline and Susan Edmonstone Ferrier’s Marriage” has ...

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Williamsport Area High School PMEA District 8 participants.

20 WAHS students perform, 11 advance in PMEA orchestra

Education

Twenty Williamsport Area High School students participated in last weekend’s Pennsylvania Music Educators Association’s District 8 Orchestra at Loyalsock Township High School, 11 of whom will advance to the regional level. The students were admitted to the orchestra through a competitive ...

In the Schools

Education

Adobe software classes scheduled at Penn College Instruction in two of Adobe Systems’ creative software programs will be offered this spring through Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology. An Adobe Illustrator class will be held from 9 a.m. to ...