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West Branch Life Magazine

St. Nell’s Haven for Writers

Writers from New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and across the United States have traveled to St. Nell’s Humor Writing Residency for Ladies in Williamsport, which is housed in a 1903 brick home. The residency’s purpose is to afford women/non-binary writers a place to get away from busy lives ...

ORLANDO’S celebrating 60 years of food & family

Orlando’s Restaurant, once known simply as Orlie’s, first opened its doors in April 1962. Now celebrating its 60th, the family-owned business is just starting to plan events to celebrate its anniversary. Orlando Noviello opened the original Orlie’s at 33 North Main Street in Muncy. ...

Van Wagner: The Voice of Penn’s Woods

A photo of Van Wagner on his website shows the musician and educator with a face streaked with coal dust and wearing a yellow miner’s hat while holding an acoustic hollow-body guitar. The image gives a good indication of where Wagner is coming from with his music. “Working 500 feet ...

Florida’s Randy Wayne White

­­Ironically, I was introduced to my favorite author not through a library or bookshop, but rather at a restaurant. On a 2012 visit to Florida’s Sanibel Island, my wife and I wandered into Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, named for a series of thrillers by Florida-based writer Randy ...

Scotta Magnelli continues at the helm of the Campus Theatre

“The Campus Theatre of Lewisburg is the hub of our lovely historic downtown, and I’m so very proud to be here to see that it remains a wonderful place for folks to gather and experience film in a historic, Art Deco movie house,” says Executive Director of the Campus Theatre Scotta ...

Avenue Bookstore opens in downtown Lock Haven

Avenue Bookstore’s opening is a win not only for downtown Lock Haven, but also for independent bookstores across the United States. The once endangered species of independent bookstores is now bouncing back and Avenue is proof. “There's a real movement toward supporting small. ...