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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, ...

Black farmers finding way to Pennsylvania empty fields, lots

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A slinking winter sun made Ray Chavous’ chestnut and sandy mares glow in the fields of his Berks County farm, and he fished a pinch of tobacco from his flannel shirt, rolled a smoke, and stepped into a weather-worn shed. Long, thin strips of leather dangled from ...

Ag Department to milk board: Explore reform

HARRISBURG — Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding late last week called on the Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board to undertake or recommend reforms to address ongoing dairy market challenges and to support and strengthen the state’s dairy industry. “Pennsylvania’s Milk Marketing Law ...

OUT & ABOUT

Master Gardeners announce events The Penn State Master Gardeners of Lycoming County will hold a free, public program called “Gardening 101: The Basics of Gardening Part II, Planting & Maintaining a Flower Bed” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Room 206 at the Lysock Complex, 542 County ...

Cooperators sought for on-farm network soybean research in Pa.

The Pennsylvania Soybean Board, along with Penn State Extension, is looking for farm cooperators willing to participate in on-farm network soybean research. The network works by conducting research in real-world conditions on test plots planted by farmer/collaborators throughout Pennsylvania ...

Wellness resources available for farmers

The Center for Dairy Excellence continues to offer relief to the effects of overwhelming stress from managing a dairy farm by providing established programs dedicated to the wellness of the industry. Recommendations for resources and hotlines are listed on the center website at ...

Real estate transactions filed

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Williamsport • Dustin E. Mitchley to Angela B. Corey, $58,000, 126 Oneil Ave. • Robert E. and Patricia A. Kane to Dennis W. Hosey, $110,000, 1127 Vallamont Drive. • Susan A. and Deven R. Neece to Todd A. ...

Lycoming Creek Road work begins Tuesday

Work will begin Tuesday on a $3.5 million rehabilitation project on the Lycoming Creek Road bridge, located 1 mile north of the intersection with Route 973, according to the state Department of Transportation. The project includes superstructure replacement, concrete repairs and guiderail ...

Son of city man retires from Air Force

Master Sgt. Robert V. Boehmer Jr., formerly of the city, recently retired from the U.S. Air Force. He most recently served as superintendent of the 552nd Aircraft Support Section, 552nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, Maintenance Group, Air Control Wing, at Tinker Air Force Base in ...

Reflections in Nature: Seed preference

Do you know what types of seeds are preferred by the birds that come into your feeders? In a study done by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, it was found that many species of birds enjoy specific seeds. Fifteen varieties of seeds were used in the study. The most popular seeds rated a 10 on ...

Museum recalls WWI with living history event

BOALSBURG — One hundred years ago this spring, more than a million American soldiers, sailors and Marines were deployed to France for service on the Western Front to fight in a war that raged since August 1914. Although the U.S. declared war on Germany in April of 1917, it had taken ...

DCNR appoints new manager at Sinnemahoning State Park

Tracy Zupich, 33, a graduate of Lock Haven University, recently was appointed manager of Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties, according to Cindy Adams Dunn, secretary of the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “Tracy brings a rich mix of enthusiam, ...

Meandering the mountains: Family enjoys backpacking the West Rim Trail

“Don’t ever talk about what you left behind.” This is the advice that guides Dr. John Boll, a family practice physician in Williamsport, as he makes his way along the backpacking trails in our area. “Keeping a good attitude,” Boll said, “is one of the unique challenges of ...

Special election to decide who fills vacancy

Clint Owlett has been nominated to represent the Republican Party in a special election to determine who will fill out the remainder of the term for the vacant 68th state House seat. His opponent in the special election is Carrie Heath, the lone Democratic candidate for the seat. On ...

Overdoses treated in emergency rooms rising in state, nation

Despite efforts on multiple fronts, the nationwide opioid epidemic continues unabated, based on at least one measure. Hospital emergency department visits for opioid overdoses rose by an average of 30 percent in the United States — and 81 percent in Pennsylvania — for the period ...

Brown Trout Club to be featured during Trout Unlimited meeting

WELLSBORO — The Trout Unlimited Tiadaghton Chapter 688 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday and its guest speaker will share details about Slate Run Tackle Shop’s Brown Trout Club. The public meeting will be held at the Wellsboro Community Center, 3 Queen St. Chapter President Jere White will ...