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PA Wilds group plans 4 events in city

Four events in Williamsport this monthwill highlight the PA Wilds. The new PA Wilds Conservation Shop at the Lycoming County Visitors Information Center will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 6 p.m. Friday. The Creative Makers Exhibit opens at the Factory Works Gallery at the Pajama ...

Shooting sports: Clubs plan practices, classes

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This column will be published as space permits in 2018. The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, or to reserve a listing for your organization, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3115.) Hillside Rod & Gun ...

Column on hiatus

David Brown, the regular writer of the Lycoming Audubon Society’s Bird Lore column, has accepted a temporary position at a hawk watch in New Jersey. As a result, the Bird Lore column will be published only on April 15 and May 13. Regular publication will resume when Brown returns to the area.

OUT & ABOUT

Club to hold run WELLSBORO — The Tyoga Running Club will hold a “Run Out of Town” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Tioga District 16 office, 132 Nessmuk Lane, near Nessmuk Lake, about 1 mile south of Wellsboro, just off Route 287. The ...

Auction announces realized prices

DEWART LIVESTOCK MARKET Report for Dec. 12 HAY (per ton) Alfalfa/Grass, $155 Grass, $75 to $250 Mixed, $85 to $245 Timothy Grass, $95 to $130 ROUND BALES, each Alfalfa/Grass, $27.50 Grass, $10 to $30 Mixed, $25 STRAW, $130 to $145 per ton OATS, $4 per bushel EAR ...

Register now for Little Beans Earth Day Carnival

WELLSBORO — Register now for the Deane Little Beans Earth Day Carnival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 21 in the outdoor stage area and lawn bordered by Main Street and Central Avenue. The carnival is free for the first 100 children, 12 and under, and their parents who ...

PennDOT: Expect delays on Route 120

LOCK HAVEN — Motorists should expect delays through mid-April on a section of Route 120 in Clinton County as a project to improve the roadway surface take place, according to the state Department of Transportation. Starting Monday, crews from Clinton County PennDOT Maintenance will be ...

Flag disposal box set up in Bradford County courthouse

TOWANDA — Bradford County has placed a flag retirement box at the county courthouse, 301 Main St. The distinctive red, white and blue box is on the second level of the rotunda, just inside the main door security station. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the ...

‘RIPPLE EFFECTS’: County plan takes proactive approach to future flooding

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The county planning department is rolling out a draft of its new comprehensive plan with a different topic each week through April 5. The Sun-Gazette today continues a weekly series detailing the aspects of each week’s topic.) Flooding, a hazardous and expensive natural ...

Reflections in Nature: The true call of the wild

On Feb. 19, my wife Mary Alice and I traveled to the state Game Commission Waterfowl Area at Middle Creek, where we saw hundreds of snow geese; however, thousands were expected to come in the next few weeks. My diary entry on Feb. 20 was that I heard a flock of Canada geese winging ...

Susquehanna Trout Unlimited to meet during state’s Sportsman’s Forum

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will incorporate its next public meeting into the Sportsman’s Forum set for 10 a.m. Saturday in Room G-11 of Lycoming College’s Heim Building. The forum is hosted by the state Fish and Boat Commission and is an important public meeting for ...

Teen’s campaign to buy life-saving devices raises $9K

MILL HALL — “I lost my grandfather due to a heart attack,” Chelsey Chaplain began, recently addressing the Keystone Central School Board. She was referring to Thomas Walizer, whom she adored. His passing compelled her to pay it forward and possibly save others from cardiac ...

Lock Haven manager recalls 41 years of public service

LOCK HAVEN — “You assume you can drive down the street and the lights are going to work and the roads are going to be clear. You assume you have police services when you need them, when you flush the toilet the water will go down, and when you turn on the tap, water will come out. We take ...

Out & About

Agriculture education events planned Penn State Extension and the Lycoming County Conservation District have released the following list of agriculture education events that are open to the public. * Tuesday — Soil Health meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nationally known speakers Ray Archuleta ...

PennDOT schedules road work

Road work is scheduled by the state Department of Transportation in the following counties this week: LYCOMING • Shoulder cutting along John Brady Drive in Muncy and Muncy Creek townships. • Sweeping along several routes in Muncy and Muncy Creek townships. • Crack sealing along ...

Penn College archery team is on the move

HARRISONBURG, Va. — On March 3-4 at the 49th U.S. National Indoor Championships at Eastern Mennonite University, several Pennsylvania College of Technology archers scored well on both the regional and national levels. In the Women’s Bowhunter Division, Erica Gause, of Bloomsburg, scored ...

Club plans to show video about bird photography

WELLSBORO — Grand Canyon Photography Club President David Ralph has arranged a YouTube video showing of “Birds in Flight” by “Roamin’ Roman” Kurywczak. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday during the club’s monthly meeting at the ...

Real estate transactions filed at courthouse

The following deeds have been registered in the Lycoming County Courthouse: Hughesville • Douglas A. Baxter to Mark W. Baxter and David J. McDermott, $250,000, 105 S. Main St. Cogan House Township • Collin T. and Emily J. Linn to Mark A. Jr. and Rebecca A. Freezer, $242,000, 278 ...

Reflections in Nature: Animal marvels

On Jan. 27, the temperature was above freezing when we woke up, so it was no surprise when, later in the day, I saw a road-killed opossum. Raccoons, opossums and skunks are animals that we refer to as “light sleepers.” Although they den up for the winter, during a warm spell, these ...