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What do you see? What do you hear?

A couple of recent Sun-Gazette stories reflect just a few of the reasons we love this community so much.

One was about the newest addition to the downtown streetscape, a mosaic of ceramic tiles, shards of mirror and colorful stones on the East Fourth Street side of the Firestone Building at the intersection of Fourth and Market streets.

Commissioned by the group PublicARTWORKS with money raised during community events, the 12-foot by 12-foot piece, “Avenue of the Arts,” was created by artist David A. Stabley of Muncy and art partner Carol Cillo of Lock Haven.

At its recent dedication, the artist asked those gather, “What do you see?”

It’s an excellent question to contemplate from any number of perspectives. Look closely enough and you may even see yourself.

Another story had us asking, “What do you hear?”

For decades, local radio listeners have tuned in to hear music and entertainment brought to them by Lou Kolb.

In more than 45 years in radio, the on-air personality at Backyard Broadcasting never let the fact that he is blind stop him. It seems that instead it propelled him, with keen listening skills that sharpened his delivery over the airwaves.

“Sound is where I live,” he told the Sun-Gazette. “I knew how things were supposed to sound. I paid attention.”

Many in this community paid attention to Lou, too.

He did not just entertain us. He inspired us.

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