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Minnie Taylor: From county’s farmland to Chile, England

Minnie Viola Taylor was a country girl, but unlike the one in the song lyrics by Dottie West, Minnie did not remain a country girl. Her journey led her from the farms and fields of Cogan House Township to the coastline of Chile, the shores of England and much of the United States. Her life was ...

Fredericks house sale, auction of contents to benefit LHU students

LOCK HAVEN — Samuel H. and Dr. Carol Fredericks loved everything about Lock Haven University and they supported the university for many years and in many ways, some that will live on for years to come. One of the most beautiful gifts from the couple is The Fredericks Family Guest House ...

Check it Out: Library celebrates poetry

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will celebrate April as the 25th annual National Poetry Month. Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters. Over ...

Creature Comforts: An ode to my pets — a love story

You sit on my pillow with muddy or cat-littery feet. You bark at everything and nothing. You walk around the house yowling in the wee hours of the morning. You steal food off the counter. You knock stuff off the table. You eat stupid stuff and then vomit under the sheets in my bed, or ...

Check it Out: Bookmobiles important tool for outreach

On July 10, 1939, Miss Frances Kilburn began driving the first Bookmobile on rural Lycoming County roads to bring library service to the people. Since that time, a variety of vehicles have continued to travel throughout the county, bringing books, music, movies and more to the people in rural ...

Group’s outreach efforts in part a tribute to groundbreaking city doctor

Delving into the history of the YWCA in recognition of March’s Women’s History Month has brought some “HERstory” to the surface. Since the YWCA’s inception in 1893, paths have been paved by amazing women of our community, providing means for offered services and programs to allow ...

Check it Out: Library offers ‘loot’ to teens

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced a new service for teens called “Library Loot.” Registration is required for a free Library Loot box, which will be available beginning at 10 a.m. on the first of each month. The first box will be available Thursday, April 1. ...

Easter egg hunt at Brandon Park to feature prizes, firefighters

The city’s Recreation Department will be having a COVID-friendly Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under, with various prizes for all of the age groups on March 27 at 2 p.m. “The city fire department will be there as well...they will sound their horn and that will kick off the ...

Check it Out: James V. Brown to participate in ‘Big Library Read’

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will participate in the Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From April 5-19, readers can learn stress-managing techniques from psychologist and stand-up comedian Brian King’s The Art of Taking It Easy eBook from the ...

Master Gardeners to celebrate milestone for pollinator-friendly garden program

Without pollinators such as bees and butterflies, the world’s food supply would be reduced drastically, threatening the survival of many plants, animals and humans. But these valuable species are in trouble, warned Connie Schmotzer, Penn State Extension Master Gardener and coordinator of ...

Flaming Foliage tentatively cut to 1-day event this year

RENOVO — With the impact that the state will likely still be dealing with come October, the Flaming Foliage Festival Committee has decided to proceed with the annual festivities, but limit it to a one-day event on Saturday, Oct. 9. The committee said this decision came after much thought ...

Check it Out: Children’s programs coming to James V. Brown Library

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced new programs for the spring season. Virtual Toddler Tales will take place from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, starting April 1. This program is filled with music and movement, and book sharing for children and their caregivers ages 12 ...

The shoppers and shop girls of Bush & Bull Company

“We are not selling, but almost giving away ladies capes and jackets,” reads a newspaper ad placed by the Bush & Bull Dry Goods store in 1896. The rise of department stores in the latter half of the 19th century was to contribute to some new life style choices for women. Women as ...

Teens need to know about dating violence

Since its inception in 1893, the YWCA’s mission has been empowering women of all ages. That means providing resources, a safe place to rest, eat and socialize. Services provided have evolved over the last several years but the core goal to empower lives remains. Educating the community has ...

Check it Out: Library reaches readers with YouTube channel

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has a YouTube channel that features various playlists focusing on programs and activities for all ages. The channel, at https://bit.ly/3cWpnjf, has curated playlists on the following topics: • Sensory Play with Miss Megan • First Friday ...

Winter’s tree damage can be assessed

Heavy snows, wind, ice and rain. That’s winter. It’s not uncommon to see a lot of limbs down on properties after serious winter storms. Cleanup takes care of the debris, but an arborist should make a careful inspection of the trees and shrubs on their client’s property to ensure that the ...

Check it Out: James V. Brown Library has creativity kits for children

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will celebrate March as National Craft Month by highlighting creativity kits for children. National Craft Month was created by the Craft & Hobby Association in 1994 to help support those in the creative arts industries. It is a month designed ...

Theater group launches campaign dedicated in late volunteer’s name

The Stephen Worthington Memorial Theatre Technology Fund campaign will be going public on March 5, according to a news release. The “silent phase” of the campaign began in November 2020. Campaign committee co-leaders Larry Biddison and Carol Cacchione contacted individuals and corporate ...