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West Branch Life Magazine

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 ...

Boating on the West Branch

Summer fun on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River can take many forms and boating life is the one activity delivering so many possibilities. Want to fish, swim, water-ski, kayak, have a cookout or sleep along the banks at a river lot? You’re in the right place! How fortunate to live ...

Thriving bakeries sweeten the West Branch

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” - Jacques Torres The word bakery conjures up images of confectionery perfectionary. Sparkling with sugar, shining with glaze, frosted with satiny chocolate, infused with creamy vanilla, peanut butter, Bavarian and fruit fillings. Is your sweet tooth ...

‘Farm kid’ reigns as dairy princess

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, 17-year-old Katelyn Taylor has been determined to fulfill her role as the 2020 Lycoming County Dairy Princess. Her duties are to promote and represent the dairy farmers and industry within the county, while assisting at state events. Although her reign ends ...