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District judge office in Elkland to move

WELLSBORO — The Elkland District Court will be getting a new home, just around the corner from where it is at the old elementary school in Elkland. Tioga County commissioners on Tuesday approved a sales agreement for the county to purchase property in Elkland borough at the intersection of ...

LH City Council organizes for 2017

LOCK HAVEN —  Lock Haven City Council started the new year Monday by re-electing Stephen L. Stevenson as its vice president. Stevenson was the only nominee for the post, and there were no dissenting votes. Council members will represent council on the same boards, commissions and ...

History Center’s capsule project to share Mansfield-area memories

MANSFIELD — The History Center on Main Street has a new project that it hopes to make an annual one. “We are creating a Mansfield Area Time Capsule at the end of each year commemorating our year and its events,” said center Director Joyce Tice. Included in the capsule will be local ...

With care, amaryllis will bloom for years

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: What should I do with my amaryllis once it is done blooming? A: Have you given or received an amaryllis as a holiday gift? Amaryllis produce huge trumpet-shaped flowers that are stunning. ...

Master Gardeners plan host of free programs

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County are planning several educational programs for the public this year. Unless otherwise noted, the programs will be held in the Chapel Room of the Lysock Complex, 542 County Farm Road in Loyalsock Township. Registration is required by the date ...

Clinton County farmer elected to PA Farm Bureau State Board of Directors

Clinton County farmer David Snook has been elected as a new member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s State Board of Directors. He will serve on behalf of farmers in the Centre, Clinton and Lycoming County Farm Bureaus. Snook, who owns a dairy farm near Loganton, raises nearly 50 cows and ...

REGION EVENTS

Weight-loss group meets weekly CASTANEA — The Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) group meets at 6 p.m. every Monday in the lower level of Faith United Methodist Church, 23 E. Brown St. Visitors are welcome. Goodies for our Troops seeks volunteers WELLSBORO — Goodies for Our ...

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Apryl Tubbs, program coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, Wellsboro, with some gift items she has collected for the needy over the holiday season. Tubbs now is collecting personal hygiene and cleaning supplies for those who frequent the Mansfield Drop-In center at St. James Place.

Tioga County woman collects hygiene items for needy

MANSFIELD — People who use the drop-in center have a friend in Apryl Tubbs. Tubbs, program coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, said she was contacted by Deb Rudy, state Sen. Joe Scarnati’s aide, about the need for personal hygiene and cleaning items ...

Powerful pests

PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree. The bug is one in an ...

Tioga County woman collects hygiene items for needy

MANSFIELD — People who use the drop-in center have a friend in Apryl Tubbs. Tubbs, program coordinator for the Tioga County Partnership for Community Health, said she was contacted by Deb Rudy, state Sen. Joe Scarnati’s aide, about the need for personal hygiene and cleaning items for low ...

Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests

PETERSHAM, Mass. — In a towering forest of centuries-old eastern hemlocks, it’s easy to miss one of the tree’s nemeses. No larger than a speck of pepper, the hemlock woolly adelgid spends its life on the underside of needles sucking sap, eventually killing the tree. The bug is one in an ...

Gifts for gardeners

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This feature is answered by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners. Readers who wish to submit a question to be answered by these experts may email it to region@sungazette.com. Questions also should include the reader’s full name, phone number and town of residence. ...

Get Growing with the Master Gardeners: Gifts for gardeners

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This feature is answered by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners. Readers who wish to submit a question to be answered by these experts may email it to region@sungazette.com. Questions also should include the reader’s full name, phone number and town of residence. ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Dec. 12 All animals sold per 100 pounds unless otherwise stated. The market information in this report is collected through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Quality Systems Assessment’s Livestock Auction Market Reporting program under ...

USDA rules would aim to protect livestock and poultry producers

WASHINGTON (AP) — With a little more than a month left in the Obama administration, the Agriculture Department on Wednesday announced new rules aimed at protecting the rights of livestock and poultry producers who do business with larger companies. A years-long fight over the regulations ...

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. shareholders on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a $57 billion merger with Bayer AG, a deal that would combine two of the world’s biggest agricultural companies. But the path toward securing regulatory approval may be rough. Critics say the combination would ...

Idaho governor being vetted for agriculture secretary

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A spokesman for Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he is being considered as a possible candidate for agriculture secretary. Jon Hanian confirmed Thursday the Republican governor currently is being vetted by President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team. Hanian ...

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership opens endowed fund

The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership has established the Susquehanna Greenway Now and Forever endowment fund with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The fund has begun with $25,000. A portion of the fund’s investment income will go to Susquehanna Greenway as a ...

Linn Conservancy starts endowed fund

LEWISBURG — Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy has started an endowed fund of $70,000 with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The fund was created as a permanent funding source where a portion of the fund’s investment income will be granted back ...

Region Events

Electric trains displays set up The non-profit Loose Ties Model Railroad Club shows its electric trains in a free display every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Silver Moon Flea Market on Route 15, 2 miles north of Lewisburg in Union County. In addition, the free Saturday Trains ...