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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will continue its Armchair Travelers series with the program, “Cruisin’ the Danube,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 25. The program will be presented by Laura Spencer, our very own library technical services coordinator. The...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host its next Armchair Travelers Series program when Robin Glossner discusses her midsummer trip to Sweden from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28. Glossner, the library’s development director, will share photos and experiences from...
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host a National Passport Acceptance Day from 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, in recognition of September as National Passport Awareness Month. The purpose of the event is to encourage those who are thinking about renewing their...
MILTON — Father’s Hope, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization, recently received a $500 grant from the Merck Foundation. The grant will support Connecting Cultures, a Father’s Hope project which will connect students in Central Pennsylvania with orphans from around the world in up to four...
On a recent visit to New Orleans, my father, his brother and I defied expectations.  In the midst of a multi-stage train trip, we stayed only 14 hours -- and we didn’t patronize jazz bars, streetcars, restaurants or the French Quarter.  Instead, we went to a minor-league ball game.  My...
For train buffs who have struggled to love Amtrak, Pullman Rail Journeys is a godsend.  The fledgling company offers long-distance travel in restored mid-20th-century diners, club cars, dome cars and sleepers.  These are regularly attached to specific Amtrak trains -- most commonly the City of...
Due to extreme winter road conditions, PennDOT is temporarily reducing the speed limit on Interstate 80 to 45 miles per hour. Full implementation of the speed reduction is expected at 12:30 p.m. and applies to the entire roadway in Pennsylvania. The speed reduction already is in place on I-80 from...
The Lycoming County Visitors Bureau is conducting a photo contest beginning July 1, 2014 and running until December 31, 2014.  We are looking to you the visitors and residents to submit photos that feature tourism activities and attractions here in Lycoming County for the below categories. People (...
My wife and I went to Sanibel for its legendary shelling -- but we were more impressed by the wildlife. When we stepped out of our restaurant on the first night and a red-shouldered hawk landed on a lamp-post eight feet away, I knew I’d love the place. A strip of sand and shells about ten miles...
So here’s the final tally: Three elk, a wild turkey, four bald eagles, a grizzly bear, a prairie dog, a turtle, two dozen great blue herons and enough other waterfowl to make me wish I’d brought a bird book. No, that’s not the quarry from some felony-level hunting expedition -- nor were these...

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