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Japan celebrates cherry blossoms

TOKYO — People across Japan are celebrating the peak cherry blossom viewing season this week without COVID-19 restrictions in place for the first time in two years. But many are limiting their viewing to strolling under the trees rather than drinking and eating in traditional party ...

James V. Brown Library to celebrate National Poetry Month in April

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 ...

CAHOKIA: Ancient America’s greatest city

In the sleepy farming community of Cahokia, situated on the Illinois side of the Mississippi it had been a quiet night. In the predawn, villagers were moving about, rekindling cooking fires and preparing to begin their day. But what would happen next would change the course of the ancient ...

Libraries strengthen their communities during National Library Week

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will celebrate April 3-9 as National Library Week, an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and communities. The theme for National Library Week 2022, “Connect with ...

Friends of Brown Library to present book review

Dr. Oscar Knade will present Arshay Cooper’s “The Most Beautiful Thing: the True Story of America’s First All-Black High School Rowing Team” as the book review for April 1. “The Most Beautiful Thing” is a memoir about an unlikely group of young men, many of whom had never been on ...

Harger tabs Casteel to sculpt main art for Veterans Park

LOCK HAVEN — The soon-to-be improved Veterans Park has a sculptor for its main piece of art. Last week, Dave Harger announced that Gary Casteel has signed on to provide and sculpt the art. “Gary is a remarkably gifted man,” Harger said. According to Harger, Casteel has an impressive ...