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Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament scheduled for coming weekend

WELLSBORO — Up to $14,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded during the 28th annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile Club. The tournament will take place Saturday and next Sunday along a 13-mile stretch of Pine Creek between the Mill ...

DOGGONE SHAME: Canine owners disappointed with potential loss of park

LEWISBURG — Many who enjoy using the 78-acre Turtle Creek Dog Park to let their dogs roam off leash on nature trails may have to find somewhere else to go as the property is scheduled to be sold. The property, owned by Hallowing Run Youth Organization, is scheduled to finalize the sale ...

Nonprofit promotes conservation among teens

Pennsylvania high school students are being given an opportunity to help ensure and sustain wildlife, fisheries and natural resources in their own legacy for future generations by enrolling and completing the Wildlife Leadership Academy. “The primary goal of the Wildlife Leadership ...

Celebrate Earth Day at Mill Cove Environmental Area

MANSFIELD — The seventh annual Earth Day at the Mill Cove Environmental Area will offer plenty of free, hands-on activities and educational programs for people of all ages between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday. Mill Cove is north of Mansfield. Activities are free and open to the public, and ...

Ornamental grasses can add privacy

I made a terrible mistake. I removed all the railings from the front porch of our 100-year old Victorian farmhouse. Pinterest promised me an open feel. Instead, like a bad pixie cut, my porch looks bald and dowdy. The long-term — and expensive — solution is to replace the ...

Birding is multi-generational

In this era of smartphones, social media and streaming entertainment, many folks worry about how to have quality time with the youngsters in their lives. Here at Lycoming Audubon, we may have an idea. Many members of our chapter can remember a parent or other significant adult who ...

Real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Fairfield Township • Roger D. and Denise L. Jarett to Heritage Springs Memory Care, Montoursville, $550,000, Hillers Road. Muncy • Jill C. Hoffman to Karen M. Jacobs and Sarai D. Spring, $212,000, to 2413 ...

PennDOT schedules road work

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week: LYCOMING • Bridge flushing along Interstate 180 in Muncy Creek and Muncy townships. • Bridge replacement and closing along Liuzza Road in Moreland Township. • Ditch and shoulder ...

DEP issues new CAFO general permit

The state Department of Environmental Protection has released a new general permit, PAG-12, for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit coverage to persons operating concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Pennsylvania. The previous permit was set to expire March ...

Well-Armed Woman Shooting chapter plans 1st meeting

MANSFIELD — The first meeting of The Well-Armed Woman Shooting Chapter, of Tioga County, will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Mill Cove Shooting Range in the Mill Cove Environmental Area at 3036 Mill Creek Road. Marilyn Jones and Patricia Butts, both of Covington, are co-leaders of the Tioga ...

Penn College archers set to host big event

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers are getting set to host their only home event of the year — the East Region Outdoor Collegiate Championships on Saturday and next Sunday — and coach Chad Karstetter has high hopes for his team. “Overall, the team looks very strong and I believe ...

Bird, flower walks offered

The Lycoming Audubon Society will hold two public events next weekend. First, at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, weather permitting, a bird walk will be held in the South Williamsport Community Park. Loaner binoculars are available, and the trip leaders are Maddi Dunlap and Jean Dalton. Attendees ...

Forest habitat tour planned

GALETON — Susquehannock State Forest will hold its annual forest management and habitat tour at 9 a.m. April 29, beginning at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, 5660 Route 6. Transportation and lunch will be provided during the free tour, which will conclude at 2 p.m. Representatives of the ...

Shearer shortage looms over sheep farmers

DERRY (AP) — Chuck Penich plopped a sheep onto its butt between his legs and started buzzing away with a set of electric clippers, slowly working his way from her belly to her legs and back. Less than 10 minutes later, he had a sheet of wool and an exhausted sheep piled at his feet. In ...

Bound for the brooks: Anglers more than ready for trout season

Trout aren’t the only ones that get hooked when it comes to fishing Pennsylvania’s lakes and streams. Anglers will head to the waters of Pennsylvania this Saturday, April 14, for the statewide opening day of trout season. However, for a select 18 southeastern counties, on March 31, this ...

Afield with Friends: Teaching kids to fish

“Hey, Grandpa, it’s time to catch some trout.” All of a sudden we wake up in the morning and discover, if we are fortunate, we are grandpas or grandmas. If a grandparent is absent, then a good friend who is comfortable with kids and can recall when he or she was learning how to fool a ...

Gardening with Kids: Grow your own popcorn

Gardening with kids should be easy, have easy-to-see progress throughout and end with a big finish. Growing your own popcorn fits that bill perfectly. The stalks are easy to grow, put on height quickly and are already a tasty favorite of littles and bigs alike. To please the grown-ups, ...