Business

Young entrepreneurs put skills to work with new flooring business

When owners of the new Williamsport Wood Floors were asked to refinish the office floors at Lewis Lumber Products, they were elated. “That was an honor to do that work for them,” said Nicholas Maxson, who co-owns Williamsport Wood Floors with Dylan Siddle. The duo had just opened their ...

Kay Wallis to head Shopper, Luminary

HUGHESVILLE – A change in leadership has taken place at sister publications, the East Lycoming Shopper and News and Muncy Luminary. Sharon Dapp, who has worked in the newspaper industry for 34 years — spending 19 of those years with the East Lycoming Shopper and News — has semi-retired ...

Hatchet House gives customers an axe to grind

Axe-throwing has become a popular activity around the nation and Hatchet House is bringing the new past time to Williamsport. Marshall and Jennifer Winters saw locations pop up left and right all over the country as it has become more and more popular over the years “We were noticing that ...

Local Sheetz to get electric car station

Tesla intends to put charger stations at the Sheetz on Maynard Street, city officials said. Gary Knarr, city zoning administrator, said he has seen a concept draft plan for the stores in the city. The company needn’t go through City Council or planning commission for approval. The store ...

Research predicts possible inaccuracy in connectivity speeds

Eleven million speed tests were calculated across Pennsylvania in a 2018 year-long study from a research team at Penn State University. Many of the areas in the state did not exceed the Federal Communications Commission’s criteria to qualify as broadband connectivity. According to the FCC’s ...

Lemur Tree Care goes out on a limb

Austin Fiedler, owner and lead arborist of Lemur Tree Care, had to spend some time finding the next step in his life after his career on Penn State’s football field was cut short due to injury. Still in State College, Fiedler found aboriculture, also known as tree care. Looking for a ...

Rest area features restaurants new to the East Coast

A recently-opened Trout Run stop-over has brought three restaurants to a small town. Not only are they new to the area, but new to the state at large. Fatburger, Buffalo Express and Yogurtland all opened under the same roof, at 169 Route 14, on June 12. The well-known franchise Subway opened ...

New furniture store opening in Hughesville

Willow Cove Fine Furnishings will celebrate its grand opening Monday, July 1 starting at 10am. Located at 1075 Lime Bluff Road in Hughesville, the store is located in a barn with furnishings from around the globe. Owner Blu Ergott said, “After a long enforcement career and my travels ...

Lycoming County environment creates community feel for tourists and locals

Lycoming County is brought together through local industries including the agricultural and gas industries, as well as the environment and its amenities like tourism. Agricultural areas with amenities like forests, parks, hunting and fishing, and water sports, allow for local connections ...

A husband’s passion lives on in McElhattan

McELHATTAN – Wayne Township was “dry” until 2018. Now it has its own winery. Oregon Hill Winery Inc., of Morris in Lycoming County, held a soft opening for their first expansion in McElhattan at the Shoemaker Estate, 67 Reservoir Road. The winery is owned by Karon Swendrowski and ...

Area woman recognized for work in boating industry

ver 100 women were nominated but only 25 were recognized as the boating industry’s “Women Making Waves.” Gail R. Kulp, Montoursville, is one of the 25 women who received this honor for her great contributions to the industry’s success and dedication to being a leader in its growth. ...

Therapy Brewing

A new nanobrewery tucked away in the picturesque countryside north of Pennsdale offers local craft beer lovers a place to relax, chat and enjoy a good brew. Therapy Brewing, 3978 Quaker Church Road, Montoursville, held its grand opening on May 25 for a parking lot and an overflow parking field ...

Rising gas prices may not affect summer travel

As the warm weather creeps in and the school bells ring one last time, the summer season finds itself upon us. According to AAA forecasts, nearly 43 million Americans will kick off the season with a Memorial Day vacation — despite the rise in gas prices. Nationally, gas prices continue to ...

R&T Asian Market

For those looking for quality, imported food and beverages from Southeast Asia, the R&T Asian Market is open and ready for business. On May 10, Tess Neidig and Randy Stroup, market managers, cut the red ribbon provided by the Williamsport Chamber of Commerce to mark their official opening ...

Growers market in full swing

With the Williamsport Grower’s Market in full swing, the sounds of folk music broke through the chatter of the customers busily making their rounds through the market’s vendor stands. Steve and Becky Forman of Beaver Run Farms stood proudly behind their tent covered stand as people rushed ...

Cat Tales Cat Cafe

The Beckoning Cat Project, 1417 E. Third St., has been providing the community a nonprofit low-cost, high-quality spay and neuter clinic for cats since 2014, in an attempt to help control the feral and stray cat population humanely and compassionately. The Beckoning Cat Project is growing and ...

CAC names new development director

The Community Arts Center announced the selection of Ana Gonzalez-White, of Williamsport, as the next CAC development director, effective. She will be responsible for managing all fundraising and development activities for the 2000 seat landmark performing arts venue in downtown ...

Future Farmers visit manufacturer

MUNCY — It is the mission of the National Future Farmers of America Organization to grow leaders, build communities and strengthen agricultural by providing educational opportunities to students throughout the country. Students participating in the FFA are extended opportunities that aid ...

Many College grads feel their grip on middle class loosening

WASHINGTON — A college degree has long been a ticket to the U.S. middle class. It typically confers higher pay, stronger job security, greater home ownership and comparatively stable households. Those benefits have long been seen as worth the sacrifices often required, from deferred income ...