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West Branch Life Magazine

Music Fest season

As music fests gear up for the summer season, many have both returning and new performers for this year, as they’ve had in years past. But with changes in music, a number of festivals are now targeting a younger demographic, booking younger artists to perform. In addition, they are offering ...

Our Riverkeeper

The job title “riverkeeper” could quite possibly be the coolest title ever and the duties attached to it aren’t too shabby either. Protecting our waterways, confronting polluters, producing CDs, and educating youth are just some of the responsibilities John Zaktansky has taken on as ...

Snorkels, scuba and sunken treasure

In July 2013, Dushore resident John Smithkors was scuba-diving in Loyalsock Creek when he came upon the remains of a steam locomotive that had been lying underwater for 108 years. Exploring abutments from two long-gone bridges near Hillsgrove, Smithkors had found the three-foot smokestack ...

Publisher’s letter: Music to our ears

There is nothing like a great song to soothe my spirit. Rock and roll, blues, country, smooth jazz, bluegrass, doo-wop, swing, rhythm and blues ... you name it. I love them all. We are blessed in this now wonderfully green, mountainous region of the world to have some of the best music ...

Editor’s letter: Susquehanna summer

While biking to work, I crossed over the Maynard Street Bridge and stopped for a minute to peer over the railing for a closer look at what lies beneath the Susquehanna River’s surface. I had just read Joe Smith III’s article, “Snorkels, Scuba and Sunken Treasure” and was a bit surprised ...

Heisey Museum’s Little Red Wagon

According to Clinton County Historical Society’s president, tour guide and area historian extraordinaire Bonnie Hannis, the little red wagon is her favorite display awaiting visitors at the Heisey Museum in Lock Haven. With all of the wonderfully old and almost sacred looking objects of ...