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Cold frames help enable early start to growing season

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) By BETHANY MARCELLO Lycoming County Master Gardener Q: What’s a cold frame and what does it do? A: Cold-frame gardening works like a greenhouse but is little more than an open-bottomed box with ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for March 27 HAY, per ton Alfalfa, $135 to $150 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $35 to $260 Grass, $80 to $260 Mixed, $105 to $250 Timothy Grass, $160 to $190 ROUND BALES, $11 to $31 each STRAW, $60 to $120 per ton FIREWOOD, $180 per load OATS, $3.90 to ...

Lock Haven sidewalk cafe permits can be issued April 10

LOCK HAVEN — “What other mayors, other councils could not do, we did.” With those words, Lock Haven Mayor William E. Baney III thanked City Council for supporting his effort to open the door to sidewalk cafes. Cafes now are allowed in the Central Business District, and the first ...

Wegmans sets opening for 2 NJ stores, NYC market is in the works

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Wegmans Food Markets has announced opening dates for its two new stores in northern New Jersey. The Rochester-based supermarket chain said Tuesday that a Wegmans will open July 23 in Hanover, followed on Sept. 24 by the opening of a store in Montvale. About 500 ...

Renovation contract reviewed

BLOSSBURG — A contract from Quad 3 Architects to renovate rooms at the Blossburg Elementary School into new administrative office space was reviewed and discussed during the Southern Tioga School Board’s meeting Monday. The $28,500 contract includes design work for the new offices as well ...

LH dams don’t meet requirements; work might cost $15M

LOCK HAVEN — Get ready for the next multi-million-dollar project. A few years ago, the city essentially built a new sewage treatment plant for $33 million. The project stemmed from the city’s need to meet increasingly tight restrictions on cleaning harmful nutrients out of the ...

Lock Haven Council will vote on sidewalk cafe rules

LOCK HAVEN — Sidewalk cafes may spring up here this year. City Council reviewed the draft of an ordinance regulating them Monday evening and expects to vote on the ordinance soon. The proposal would allow sidewalk cafes in the Central Business District and other public places as ...

2 Blossburg men charged

MANSFIELD — Two brothers have been charged in an incident that involved one of them allegedly pointing a rifle at two juveniles to “scare” them. According to documents filed at District Judge James Carlson’s office, Scott A. Sautner, 26, and Anthony J. Sautner Jr., 22, both of 619 ...

3 face charges in Tioga court

MANSFIELD — Three people either have appeared or will appear before District Judge James Carlson to face various charges. They are: • Yaamir M. Tillery, 21, of Philadelphia, faces charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of paraphernalia ...

7 sentenced in Tioga County

WELLSBORO — Seven people were sentenced in Tioga County Court recently. According to court documents, sentenced to county prison time were: • Stephanie E. Blais, 31, of Westfield, sentenced to one month to 23 months in jail for simple assault, with credit for one day time served, $50 ...

Tioga County commissioners OK funding to finish Westan project

WELLSBORO — Tioga County commissioners on Tuesday approved a request from the Tioga County Development Corp. for $225,000 to pay for architectural and engineering fees and related administrative costs for the demolition of all but two of the existing buildings at the former Westan Tannery in ...

Have pets? Grow a nonpoisonous plant

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column is written by members of the Lycoming County Master Gardeners.) Q: My two cats like to chew on my houseplants. Are there plants that are poisonous to pets? A: Some pets enjoy eating grass and other plants. There are several theories as to why they eat ...

Years after immigrating, family in Columbia County feels more rejected

BLOOMSBURG (AP) — The Valentin family had just moved here from Puerto Rico the first time they encountered a hateful slur. It was 2000 and Maria Valentin and her husband, William, were walking into the DMV in Berwick when someone nearly backed into William Valentin on the sidewalk. Then the ...

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ADOPT ME: Pit bull-type dogs ready for real homes

I grew up around big dogs. When I was an infant, my parents had a white German shepherd and a wolf-hybrid that they both trusted around me. I’ve never understood the fear that comes with big dogs because I’ve never had an experience where I felt threatened by any type of ...

What’s next for Boscov’s after retail titan’s death

READING — Albert Boscov was the ebullient public face of a department store chain he built from a single corner store in downtown Reading to a regional powerhouse with dozens of locations in seven states and more than $1 billion in annual sales. After his death Friday at age 87, Boscov ...

FARM FUNCTIONS

Manure workshops set for farmers The Lycoming County Conservation District will hold a workshop on Thursday to help farm operators complete manure management plans (MMPs) for their operations. Any operation that generates manure or uses manure on its farm is required to have an ...

Farming twins use technology to assess livestock quality

LEECHBURG (AP) — Michael and Matthew Kasanicky can tell you how good a steak will be before a butcher or chef ever sees it. The identical twins from Gilpin, third generation hog farmers and college students, have what could be called “inside” information about that steak. In addition ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Feb. 13 HAY (per ton) Alfalfa , $130 Alfalfa/Grass Mix, $85 to $260 Grass, $60 to $250 Mixed, $55 to $185 Timothy Grass, $140 to $160 Round bales, $25 to $37.50 each Straw, $90 to $140 per ton Firewood, $35 to $75 per ...

Learn how to prune shrubs

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 ...