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West Branch Life Magazine

Appetizing apples of fall

In early fall, it’s a lovely experience riding through the region to view the apple orchards that grace the West Branch Valley. Pink and white apple blossoms, budding small fruits and the bright reds and greens of ripe apples fill trees and dangle from branches. Taste buds turn thoughts to ...

Local furniture designer selling globally

Tom Svec has made a living designing and selling custom wood furniture to people around the world - all from the comfort of a barn and studio on an island in the Susquehanna River. He has especially found favor with urbanites. “It's kind of a no brainer. When you live in a concrete and ...

Disc golf takes flight in central PA

You may have never heard of disc golf but it’s popularity has taken hold locally after spreading across the globe. “I plan on playing until I leave this earth,” said Skip Hummel from Muncy, who has played disc golf courses across the United States. “There are people still playing at ...

Barbecue in the West Branch region

Some say good barbecue can only be found in the South. But they would be wrong. You don’t have to go far to find delicious, mouth-watering, slow-roasted meat in north central Pennsylvania. Summer is the perfect time to grab barbecue fare for a creekside, poolside, riverside or traveling ...

Celebrating First Friday’s 20th Anniversary

First Friday celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer and plans are underway to celebrate with the community. The arts event has been credited with helping to revive Williamsport’s downtown and foster local artists. “This open access to the arts and the energy this event brought to our ...

New Roesen Still Life at Taber Museum

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society in Williamsport is delighted to announce the recent acquisition of a 19th century Severin Roesen painting, which has been loaned by Bobby Maguire in honor of his parents Jim & Shirley Maguire. It is Maguire’s intention ...