Groundbreaking Scheduled for $6.3 million Apartment Building for the Elderly

11 weeks 5 days ago
Artist’s rendering of Grove Street Commons. Groundbreaking for the $6.3 million structure is September 29

While Lycoming County and its residents have enjoyed many economic benefits from natural gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale region, there have been some unavoidable impacts as well, including a rise in housing costs, particularly in the City of Williamsport.  In an effort to help address this situation, the SEDA-COG Housing Development Corporation (HDC) will break ground on September 2 more»

Growing Old Should be a Healthy Experience

11 weeks 5 days ago
John Viteritti, DO, Medical Director for Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but getting older doesn't necessarily mean we're getting less healthy.  Remember fitness guru Jack LaLanne?  He followed a daily diet and exercise routine well into his 90's, and encouraged others to do the same. more»

Ta-Ta Trot Funds Support Breast Cancer Survivorship Programming at the Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

12 weeks 5 days ago
Pictured from left to right: Susan Krum, MSN, Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at the Center for Breast Health; Andrew Gibbons, Associate Vice President of Primary & Specialty Care of Evangelical Community Hospital; Michael Hayes, PhD, Psychologist at Evangelical Community Hospital; Julie Rockey, Ta-Ta Trot Chairwoman and Founder; Andrea Bertram, Director of the Center for Breast Health; John Turner, MD, FACS, Clinical Co-Manager at the Center for Breast Health; and Michael O’Keefe, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital.

Julie Rockey, Chairwoman and Founder of the Ta-Ta Trot 5K Run/Walk, presented a check for $16,086.85 to Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health at Evangelical Community Hospital in support of their breast cancer survivorship program. more»

Susquehanna Health Announces Healthy Events for September 2014

13 weeks 18 hours ago

August 26, 2014, WILLIAMSPORT, PA—Susquehanna Health announces healthy events scheduled in the month of September to provide health information and benefit the community. more»

The Family Place Puts Out the Welcome Mat to their New Surroundings

13 weeks 1 day ago
Megan and Jim Adams of Middleburg hold newborn daughter, Emery Mae, who was born at Evangelical’s The Family Place on August 12, 2014. Emery joins older sisters Bailey and Lena. During their stay, the family enjoyed the comfort of a newly remodeled room that included a pull out lounge chair for Jim to sleep in the same room with his wife and a state-of-the-art nurse call system on a remote control that also allowed Megan to control the television and lights. She was also able to speak to the nurses through the remote to tell them if she needed something or to ask them questions about care for Emery.

After 20 months of labor, The Family Place at Evangelical Community Hospital has delivered a complete and fully renovated obstetric unit for mothers and their newborns! more»


August 21, 2014

Kabobs with a honey-mustard dipping sauce.

Kabobs with a honey-mustard dipping sauce. more»

Primal Pizza

August 21, 2014

Primal PizzaOne of the things most people miss when launching the Paleo Lifestyle is pizza. I searched the Internet and tried various recipes for pizza crusts, and several were alright. more»

It’s Not Easy

August 21, 2014

03D98704I’m not going to lie to you. Going Paleo isn’t easy, and it isn’t cheap. But, it’s the most important thing you can do for yourself and your family, and you can start doing it right now. more»

Father’s Hope Receives Nonprofit Organization Certification

14 weeks 2 days ago
Orphans in India show off stuffed animals they received recently from Father’s Hope, a Central Pennsylvania organization which was recently designated a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

MILTON — Father’s Hope, a Central Pennsylvania based international orphan outreach, recently received certification as a 501c3 nonprofit organization. more»

Waking Each Morning in Prayer

August 16, 2014

by Robert C. Frank more»

If You Think You've Outgrown Vaccinations, Think Again!

15 weeks 5 days ago
Dr. Nina M. Taggart is Vice President of Clinical Operations and Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Image Provided.

Most adults probably remember going to the doctor as a child to have their 'shots.'  While painful at the time, those shots - or immunizations - helped prevent potentially serious diseases such as mumps, measles and polio that were widespread before vaccinations were successfully developed in the 1950's and 1960's. more»

Give from the Heart During the American Heart Association’s Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving.

15 weeks 6 days ago

The American Heart Association is asking Central Pennsylvania to take a stand against heart disease and stroke, our number one and number four killers, on Thursday, Aug. 21 during a Day of Inspired Living. Inspired Giving. On this day, individuals and organizations will be encouraged to make a contribution from the heart toward one of the local Heart Walks taking place in the fall. more»

Road Knights at Haleeka Holds Successful Fund-Raising Benefit for Local Cancer Patient

16 weeks 2 days ago
Image provided.

August 4th, 2014 – The Road Knights at Haleeka, a local Social Club, came together with various members of the community to hold a Fund-raising Benefit for Joe Powers, a local man who has been afflicted with Stage 4 Testicular Cancer. The Benefit was held on Saturday August 2nd at the Road Knights' Clubhouse & Grounds located at 365 Haleeka Road in Cogan Station. more»

Evangelical Community Hospital Granted Funds for Two Major Programs

16 weeks 5 days ago
Evangelical Community Hospital’s President and CEO, Michael O’Keefe (center) recently accepted a check totaling $38,500 to support the existing financial assistance/uncompensated care fund and the recent renovations to The Family Place, Evangelical’s obstetrics unit. Presenting the check was Marshall Welch, Board Chair of the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (left) and Pastor Jim Fladland (right). Image provided.

Evangelical Community Hospital was recently awarded a grant of $38,500 from the Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP). The funds are designated for recent renovations to The Family Place, Evangelical’s obstetrics unit, and for support of the Financial Assistance Program. more»

Loads of Things and Grief and Love and Wow

July 30, 2014

From Flickr user PeaGreenGirl

From Flickr user PeaGreenGirl more»

Local Employers Can Be Recognized for Workplace Wellness Programs: Nominations Sought for 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards

18 weeks 3 days ago

Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Employers that have implemented successful workplace wellness programs now have an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts.  In cooperation with seven regional Chambers of Commerce and the ChamberChoice program, Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) is seeking nominations for the 2014 Healthy Workplace Awards Program. more»

Ride River Valley Transit to the Lycoming Fair

19 weeks 16 hours ago

People can ride the River Valley Transit buses to the Lycoming County Fair, in Hughesville this year 2014.

Doing so can save people $1 off of general fair admission price. See the graphic of call River Valley transit at 570-326-2500.

Parking will be validated (free) in the Third St. Garage, Williamsport. Enter your entry ticket first, then your validation ticket.

Mayor's Office Sponsoring Blood Mobile

19 weeks 1 day ago

The Mayor's office will be sponsoring a bloodmobile on Thursday, July 17, 2014 in the Sechler Room, 2nd floor of City Hall from 1:00 p.m. till 6:00 p.m.

I. Every 2 seconds, someone is in need of blood.
II. Only 3% of the population donates blood. more»

Meeting God at the Supermarket

July 15, 2014

by Robert C. Frank more»

Register Now to Take Strides Against Heart Disease and Stroke at 2014 Central Susquehanna Valley Heart Walk

19 weeks 2 days ago
Last year's Heart Walk at Knoebles

Art Bowen to chair annual American Heart Association event more»

Jim Bressler's Legacy

19 weeks 5 days ago

Northcentral Chapter 8, Society for PA Archaeology mourns the passing of its most-beloved member. James P. Bressler has died at the age of 99. 

Despite his advanced age, his death was unexpected. His family intended to celebrate his 100th birthday anniversary Aug. 13. He is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Slocum. more»

Henry Hynoski of the New York Giants Works Out With Kids at Evangelical Fitness Center

19 weeks 6 days ago
Henry Hynoski, fullback with the New York Giants, Clayton Sheesley, Cade Dressler, Max Troutman, Josh Foster, and Noah Stetler all of Mifflinburg, and Paul “Babe” Mayer, personal trainer to Henry Hynoski

LEWISBURG - Henry Hynoski, fullback with the National Football League's New York Giants, along with his personal trainer, Paul "Babe" Mayer, conducted a workout experience at the Evangelical Community Hospital Fitness Center on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. more»

American Heart Association Announces Fit-Friendly Worksites

20 weeks 1 day ago

The American Heart Association recently recognized 11 companies in Centre, Lackawanna, Lycoming, Luzerne, Montour and Northumberland counties, as Platinum or Gold-Level Award recipients in the Fit-Friendly Worksites recognition program. 

Geisinger Health System in Danville was recognized with the Platinum-Level Award.

 Gold-Level awardees include: more»

4H to Hold Memorial Walk at Lycoming County Fairgrounds

21 weeks 7 hours ago

On Thursday evening, July 17th we'll be having a 4-H Memorial Walk to raise money in memory of Vicki Lewis, Steve Peterman, and Ray Perchinski. They were all leaders in our Lycoming County 4-H program we have lost in the past two years. more»

Sometimes, A Gal’s Just Gotta Rage

July 2, 2014

from Flickr user Thoth, God of Knowledge

from Flickr user Thoth, God of Knowledge more»

Hayden's Heart hosts White Deer Golf Tournament

21 weeks 5 days ago
Hayden Jeter Dorsett - photo provided

A golf tournament will be held Friday, July 19 at White Deer Golf Course, Montgomery, to benefit Cohen David Allen, a 9 month old infant from Pennsylvania suffering from a congenital heart disease. more»

Snotdrops on Roses and Scissors on Kittens

June 26, 2014

From Flickr user takomabibelot

From Flickr user takomabibelot more»

Monthly "Lunch & Learn" sessions on the Torah (Old Testament)

22 weeks 5 days ago

The monthly "Lunch & Learn" sessions on the Torah (Old Testament) with Rabbi Joel Kessler of Ohev Sholom Congregation continue on the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the Rieders, Travis law office, 161 W. more»

Infant Safe Sleep Symposium

25 weeks 19 hours 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»

Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu Saturday

25 weeks 6 days ago
Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu Saturday

Friendly's in Lycoming Mall Reveals a New Look and Refreshed Menu
The brand's iconic dining and ice cream experience will be reborn on May 31, 2014 more»

21 Lies I Tell Myself to Avoid Writing

May 29, 2014

From Flickr user emdot

From Flickr user emdot

1. You really should check in on Facebook. more»

Workshop Stuff + Hooray!

May 21, 2014

Lookee! I made a banner.

Lookee! I made a banner. more»

Follow Me Down the Rabbit Hole

May 7, 2014

from Flickr user Smath.

from Flickr user Smath. more»

Lewisburg Mom Travels to State Capitol to Share Memories of Daughter to Help Others

29 weeks 2 days ago
From L to R Joe, Kyle, Marguerite, and Joseph Santorine

Mother Advocates for More Palliative Care in Pennsylvania After Daughter Benefits During Battle with Cancer more»

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Sponsors Susquehanna Greenway Bicycle & River Fest

30 weeks 2 days ago
Pictured at the check presentation are: (from left to right) Bridget Kane, membership and volunteer coordinator, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership; Susan Browning, board of directors, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership; George Johnson, market director - western region, BCNEPA; and Christine Zavaskas, grant and program specialist, BCNEPA.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania Sponsors Susquehanna Greenway Bicycle & River Fest more»

More Things For Writey Folk: Resources

April 17, 2014


These last two Wednesdays have been gobbled up by life. Yesterday, I was going to tell you the story of Child’s sleepover + the strange overheard conversations + the way in which my child’s personality and her friend The Anarchist’s personality are well-suited for sustained play. I was going to post pictures of egg dyeing and everything. more»

5K Walk Slated to Support Muncy Infant

32 weeks 1 day ago
Baby Nolan

A special 5K Walk event will be held Saturday, April 26 at 10 am at the Williamsport Area High School Track to honor two infants with heart conditions. more»

The Joy of Living Women’s Retreat

32 weeks 1 day ago
Tonya Anderson

Are you feeling disconnected from life? Do you feel there is more to life than what you are currently experiencing? Are you exhausted from taking care of everyone except yourself? more»

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