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Game Commission field officers report on outdoor happenings

Field officers for the state Game Commission’s Northcentral region filed the following reports on June 16, according to the agency’s website: • Lycoming County Wildlife Conservation Officer Jonathan M. Wyant reports observing several bucks sporting visible racks. • Clearfield ...

Dam opening now delayed for weeks

AUSTIN — Sinnemahoning State Park has announced that sediment removal from the George B. Stevenson reservoir has been completed but weather conditions have slowed progress of paving and modifications being made to mooring and launch area. Park officials have extended the opening of the lake ...

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Mark Verrico, Tioga County manager for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and Sharon Brown, past president of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, unveil the Blue Star during the Blue Star Memorial Highway Dedication Marker Dedication at the Route 15 Welcome Center in Tioga on Wednesday.

Blue Star Memorial Highway marker unveiled along Route 15

TIOGA — With many guests in attendance wearing patriotic colors and enjoying star and striped cookies, the dedication ceremony for the new Blue Star Memorial Marker at the Route 15 Welcome Center had a patriotic atmosphere on Flag Day in Tioga County. “The Blue Star Memorial Marker ...

Top prize not netted at trout derby

More than 450 people registered for the 27th annual Upper Pine Creek Trout Tournament on May 20-21, but no one walked away with the top prize of $1,000 in cash. Two of the 461 anglers won $500 cash. Of the 250 tagged fish stocked in Pine Creek by the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon Snowmobile ...

Experts choose favorite plants for containers

(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. ...

Gas main replacement scheduled

WELLSBORO — On Monday, UGI Central Penn Gas will begin a natural gas main replacement project in Tioga County. The project, estimated to last about six weeks, will take place on Waln Street between Walnut and Grant streets and on the south side of Grant Street from Waln Street to Morris ...

Tioga County commissoners unveil new seal

WELLSBORO — A new official seal soon will be affixed to all legal documents in Tioga County. Designed by Jennifer Schultz, the county’s open records director, the seal was unveiled at Tuesday’s commissioners meeting. Schultz’s design features representations of Tioga County’s ...

Working together

Even the trees look excited today, their leaves shimmering in the breeze. This is one of my favorite times of the year — one of those times of transition when one thing finishes and others start. I’m a list maker and I love to check something off my list. I also enjoy adding new items, ...

Rally has Wellsboro in race spotlight

WELLSBORO — Dozens of amateur and professional rally teams, including Subaru factory Rally Team’s Travis Pastrana and defending champion David Higgins, will bring national attention to the 41st Waste Management Susquehannock Trail Performance Rally June 2 and 3. The STPR event, which is ...

What was your worst gardening disaster?

(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. ...

Penn College archers at national event

A year ago with a mostly inexperienced squad, the Pennsylvania College of Technology archery team ended eighth in the nation, its highest finish in nearly a decade. But things should be different this year. “The outlook on our overall performance is going to be pretty high. We’re going to ...

Shooting sports

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The Sun-Gazette reserves the right to edit items submitted for the “Shooting Sports” section. To submit an event, call 570-326-1551, ext. 3116.) Consolidated Sportsmen of Lycoming County 6386 Route 87, Loyalsockville www.consolidatedsportsmen.com Al Foust, ...

Out & About

PGC public meeting set HARRISBURG — The state Board of Game Commissioners will hold a public, working group meeting at 8 a.m. May 22 in a classroom of the Ross Leffler School of Conservatioat the Game Commission’s headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave. Working group meetings allow for an ...

I-180 paving project to begin in Muncy Creek Township

A paving project on Interstate 180 in Muncy Creek Township, Lycoming County, is scheduled to begin this week. Work will be from the bridge over Muncy Creek to the bridge over Main Street/Susquehanna Trail Road in Muncy Creek Township. In addition to milling and paving the interstate within ...

Revamped Sunday Region section now includes Outdoors news

The Sun-Gazette recently consolidated its Sunday Region and Outdoors sections into one combined section, which generally will be the “B” section every week. Outdoors formerly was the “F” section. With this consolidation will come some changes to content because instead of having six ...

Supervisors push for new building

PENNSDALE — For elected officials, finding the balance between what is fiscally responsible and thinking ahead to what is needed for future growth often is not an easy task. Citizens don’t want their taxes to increase, but not acting now on an issue that will have to be dealt with ...

Behavioral intervention needed to manage substance use disorder

Special to the Sun-Gazette In April’s column, we reviewed Chapter 3 of the surgeon general’s report, which discussed prevention policies and programs. This month, we review Chapter 4: “Early Intervention, Treatment and Management of Substance Abuse Disorders.” If a person does ...