Fight Back Against Winter With Heating Bill Help

3 weeks 17 hours ago

LIHEAP grants can provide a blanket of peace of mind

Despite the predictions of woolly bear caterpillars, almanacs or meteorologists about the upcoming winter, one thing is certain: Heating season will be in full swing. more»

Infant Safe Sleep Symposium

25 weeks 1 day ago
Flyer for event.

Infant Safe Sleep Symposium

Date: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A light breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided Location: Pennsylvania College of Technology more»

West Branch Susquehanna Builders Set Home Show

1 year 40 weeks ago

Next month, the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association with hold its 2013 Home Show at the Lycoming College Recreation Center, 508 Mulberry Street, on March 8 through March 10, 2013.

This year is the 54th time that the annual home show has taken place. more»

Great Ways to Save on Home Energy Bills

2 years 5 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

This winter, don’t let your windows keep you out in the cold.

According to the American Institute of Architects, windows are the primary source of heat loss in houses. To keep your house warm and energy bills down, caulk around windows, door frames, and other trim, while using weather stripping to seal drafty doors. And don’t forget to close fireplace dampers. more»

Carbon Monoxide Detector and Smoke Alarm Give Away

3 years 2 weeks ago

On Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. till noon, on behalf of The Williamsport Bureau of Fire, PA Senator Yaw’s Office, WNEP Channel 16, and the Safe Home Coalition, 100 free carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms will be given away. The detectors and alarms will be given out on a first come first serve basis at Emergency Operation Center, 200 Reighard Avenue, Williamsport more»

Pennsylvanians Reminded to Change Smoke Alarm, Carbon Monoxide Detector Batteries When Changing Clocks This Weekend

3 years 3 weeks ago

Harrisburg – Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Ed Mann today reminded residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors this weekend when they turn their clocks back one hour.

First Ward Fire Company to Host LAPS Book Sale

3 years 10 weeks ago

LAPS is holding a fall book sale on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the First Ward Fire Company. The fire company is located at on Hastings Street in South Williamsport.

All books are priced for $1 and under; all proceeds  benefit LAPS, a 501C 3 organization, is located at 195 Phillips Park Drive, South Williamsport. more»

Community Recycling Event at Evangelical Community Hospital

3 years 12 weeks ago

LEWISBURG—Evangelical Community Hospital, the HandUp Foundation and Unicor are teaming up to present a community-wide recycling event on Friday, September 16 from noon-5 p.m. and Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m.- noon in the Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center parking lot, 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg. more»

AARP Classes Offered at Evangelical

3 years 13 weeks ago

LEWISBURG— Evangelical Community Hospital is offering an AARP Driver Safety Program for community members age 50 and older. This class is designed to improve driving skills and prevent traffic accidents. Class will meet Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16 from 1-5 pm at the Community Health Education Center located on Route 15, Lewisburg, near Staples. more»

Adopting Two Kittens Instead of One: Double Trouble Or Twice as Fun?

3 years 14 weeks ago
Double trouble or twice the fun? (westford.com)

When you consider adding a new kitten to your family, why not consider adding two? Yes, I work in animal rescue and want to see two more kittens find homes, but it’s really not all about me! There are actually many reasons that you should consider adopting two kittens at the same time. more»

Muncy to Host 37th Antique Show

3 years 17 weeks ago
The Washington Four O'clock Stove, manufactured by the S.H. Ransom Company of Albany, N.Y.

MUNCY – Muncy Historical Society's annual antique show, now in its 37th year, will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Aug. 26, with an opening night reception, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 27. The $4 admission, with a hand stamp, is good for both days. The juried, indoor show will be held at Geringer Social Hall, 213 N. Main St., which is an air-conditioned facility with plenty of parking. more»

SAFE KIDS Child Safety Seat Check Set in Hughesville July 27

3 years 18 weeks ago

Montoursville - Safety organizations in Lycoming County are scheduling a free child safety seat check on Wednesday, July 27 in Hughesville.

The checks will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hughesville Fire Hall on Railroad Street. more»

Kids in The Kitchen Program Helps Make Healthy Eating Fun

3 years 23 weeks ago

On Thursday, June 23, children ages 5-11 and their parent or guardian are invited to attend a fun-filled, free program to learn how to choose and prepare healthy foods to grow up strong and fit. The Kids in the Kitchen program will be held at Susquehanna Health’s The LifeCenterTM, in the Bon-Ton/JC Penney wing of Lycoming Mall. more»

LAPS Schedules Open Houses, Waives Cat Adoption Fees

3 years 24 weeks ago

Research Shows Fee-Waived Adoptions Can Be a Winning Solution for Shelters, Adopters and Cats Alike more»

AARP Driver Safety Four-Hour Refresher Course Scheduled June 9

3 years 25 weeks ago

A four-hour AARP Drivers Safety Refresher course will be held Thursday, June 9 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The LifeCenter, Bon-Ton/JC Penney wing of Lycoming Mall for individuals who have previously completed the two-day, eight-hour course. The cost is $12 for AARP members or $14 for non-members. Prepayment is required. more»

Summertime and the Living is Easy – but not for Everyone!

3 years 26 weeks ago

Summer is a time for being outdoors, barbequing, vacationing; just enjoying the nice weather. Unfortunately, it is not an enjoyable time for everyone, For those dealing with disease, illness, injury or poverty, those who have no home or no food, those who are abuse or alone, summer is a time of pain and misery. more»

4-H April newsletter

3 years 29 weeks ago

4-H April newsletter (click attachment)

Area's Largest Yard Sale May 14

3 years 29 weeks ago

Lycoming United Way’s annual fundraiser, 'Trash to Treasure' is the area's largest yard sale at the Penn College Field House, Saturday, May 14, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Early birds welcome 7-8 a.m. for a $5 donation. Thanks to our sponsors WVRT and WRAK radio along with WBRE and WYOU TV.Saturday, May 14

Williamsport Herb Guild to Meet May 16

3 years 30 weeks ago

The Williamsport Herb Guild's Mary Guinter, will present Horseradish as the topic of the May meeting.    Horseradish is the "Herb of the Year," and very appropriate for May.  Horseradish is a stimulating and cleansing herb.  The meeting is scheduled for May 16, 7 p.m. at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church, Williamsport.

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership Announces Photography Contest Winners

3 years 31 weeks ago
First place winner in the Towns category went to Geri Schnure, who is also a contributor for www.northcentralpa.com.

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) held its first ever Photo Contest in 2010.  There were two categories. Treasured Towns was meant to capture people enjoying what river towns have to offer: walking through a historic district, shopping downtown or at a farmers market, having a picnic or reading a book in park,  riding a bike to school, attending a festival and more. more»

Williamsport Easter Egg Hunt

3 years 31 weeks ago

The annual Easter Egg Hunt held by Mayor Campana, the city of Williamsport and the WAHS Student Government will be held at the Picklener Arena due to the forecast of rain for Saturday, April 23, 2011.  more»

Auxiliary to Evangelical to Sell Easter Baskets to Benefit Hospital

3 years 31 weeks ago

LEWISBURG—Members of the Auxiliary to Evangelical Community Hospital will be selling special treats and Easter baskets on Thursday, April 21 and Friday, April 22 in the Hospital’s Dining Room from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The sale of the Easter baskets will benefit the Hospital.

Lycoming County in Need of Housecleaning Services for Cancer Patients

3 years 41 weeks ago
Breast cancer is the leading form of cancer found in women.

Fighting cancer is difficult enough; living with it is even tougher. That’s where the Cleaning for a Reason Foundation steps in as the only national non-profit in the country which provides free, professional housecleaning services for women undergoing cancer treatment. more»

Quick Fall Touch-Ups For Your Home

4 years 8 weeks ago

With the changing seasons, there are many things you can do to keep your home running smoothly and prepare for cooler months. It takes only a weekend to get your house ready for the coming months and a few tips can keep things well-maintained:

Stay Warm and Bright more»

Cooperative Extension to offer canning and freezing classes in Windham

4 years 21 weeks ago

WINDHAM--Learn how to can or freeze fruits and vegetables at home. Come learn the latest on how to preserve food that is safe and high in quality. Two classes, “Home Canning Basics” and “Good Eating from the Freezer,” will take place on Saturday, July 10 at the Windham Township Community Hall. Cathy Guffey, food safety educator with Penn State Cooperative Extension will teach the classes. more»

Eye on the Bailout

4 years 45 weeks ago

Homeowners Say Banks Not Following Rules for Loan Modifications more»

Get organized, save money, be happy

4 years 47 weeks ago

A disorganized home wastes time, and time is money. It can be frustrating if you're constantly misplacing items, throwing out spoiled food that went missing in the kitchen and paying surcharges for unpaid bills that got lost in the shuffle. more»

PennDOT Urges Homeowners to Winterize Mailboxes

4 years 49 weeks ago

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. –  PennDOT and the U.S. Postal Service are both expected to deliver during the winter season... come rain, sleet, snow, or all of the above.  The location of your mailbox along the roadway can affect the efficiency of both mail service and snow plowing operations. more»

Think safety first during winter storms

4 years 49 weeks ago

PPL Electric Utilities reminds residents about staying clear of downed lines, other hazards

Home Energy Audits Can Reduce Winter Heating Bills

4 years 50 weeks ago

As colder weather arrives and as electric rates for many consumers are expected to rise by as much as 30 percent next year, help is available for Pennsylvanians who are trying to stay warm this winter.

The state’s Turn Down, Seal Off, Save Up initiative offers energy conservation tips and resources for getting financial help with utility bills. more»

Company challenges customers to submit video tips on energy efficiency


Move over Spielberg. Step aside Hollywood. PPL Electric Utilities has a new director in mind, and it could be you.

The company on Wednesday (11/4) announced a video contest, challenging its customers to share their best energy efficiency video tips for a chance to win a grand-prize worth $5,000.

The company’s “Change a Little, Save a Lot” contest runs until Jan. 15. more»

DEP Offers Oil Tank Inspection Tips


With heating season here, the Department of Environmental Protection is urging homeowners to act now to save money and energy by inspecting indoor and outdoor home heating oil tanks for potential problems prior to re-filling. more»

Simple cost-effective tips on winterizing your home


Each fall, the temperatures begin to drop and heating bills begin to rise, causing many homeowners to tighten their budgets. What many people do not realize is there are cost-effective ways of preparing a home for the winter, which will save money in the long run. more»

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