Outdoors

Opening Days of Trout and Salmon Fishing Season Soon

1 year 24 weeks ago

With more than 83,000 miles of streams and rivers and a large variety of fish including pink and chinook salmon and rainbow, brook and lake trout, Pennsylvania is every fisherman’s dream. Fishing begins for 18 southeastern counties on March 30 and statewide on April 13.

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Lackawanna Presents Heritage Explorer Bike Tour, Festival

1 year 25 weeks ago

 Lackawanna Heritage Valley Presents the Heritage Explorer Bike Tour & Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013.

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Join Boomer in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

1 year 25 weeks ago

Popular Cutters mascot Boomer is looking for some friends to join him in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16 at 11am in downtown Williamsport. more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Abroad China

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Abroad China, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Bonner Sports, RV Expands Rental Program, Adds Golf Cart Inventory

1 year 26 weeks ago

Bonner Sports & RV, today, announced a partnership with Johnson Outdoors, Racine, WI, to be a dealer for its Ocean Kayak brand of kayaks and will expand its outdoor recreatio more»

Commission to Draw Down Fulton County Lake

1 year 26 weeks ago

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Adult Trout Stocking Schedules Now Available

1 year 26 weeks ago
 

'Lost' Indian Village Discovery Topic of Archaeology Talk

1 year 26 weeks ago
"Uncovering Madame Montour’s Otstonwakin: Archaeological Excavations at an 18th-Century Native American Village."

Diligent research and methodical investigation has solved a long-standing local mystery. more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Real Gap Experience

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Real Gap Experience, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Bonner Sports & RV Announces Product Expansion

1 year 27 weeks ago
Bonner becomes Dealer for Coachmen Clipper, Chaparral Signature Series.

Bonner Sports & RV, today, announced three expanded partnerships; with Coachmen RV, Middlebury, IN, to be a regional dealer for its Coachmen Chaparral Signature line of fifth wheels and its Coachmen Clipper line of camping trailers. more»

From Piranha Soup to Curry Grasshoppers: A Short Guide to Unusual Foods Around The World

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December 31, 1969

Now my purpose of this article is not to put you off going to any of these destinations. We all know that volunteering broadens your horizons. But how about broadening your tastes and tickling your taste buds with some unique and, dare I say it, “unusual” local dishes? more»

Travel Buddy of the Week: Moroccan Children's Trust

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to the Moroccan Children's Trust, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Travel Buddy Of The Week: Center for Women and Families

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to The Center for Women and Families, our Travel Buddy of the Week!

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Ditch Those Destination Jitters!

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December 31, 1969

You have arrived at your volunteer destination.  Your heart is beating 100 miles an hour. You're double-checking that you haven’t left anything behind on the bus, train or car. Maybe your hands are sweaty. Those butterflies in your stomach must be doing somersaults in double time. Don’t worry!

These symptoms that you are experiencing actually have a label: excitement! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Condortrekkers

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Condortrekkers, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Condortrekkers logo more»

Commission Presents Inaugural Resource First Award

1 year 30 weeks ago
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Groundhog Day 2013

1 year 30 weeks ago
Groundhog (Photo by Jerry Zeidler)

On February 2 every year the holiday Groundhog Day is celebrated. Before Groundhog Day came to the United States there was a tradition involving a bear or badger in Europe. The Groundhog Day we celebrate today originates from the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1800s. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: EDventure International

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to EDventure International, our Travel Buddy of the Week!EDventure International logo more»

PFBC to Reduce Operating Costs; Close Oswayo, Bellefonte Hatcheries

1 year 31 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it plans to reduce operating costs by $9 million over the next four years in order to meet future health-care and retirement obligations for its employees and to fund infrastructure needs. more»

Commission Proposes Slot Limit on Penns Creek

1 year 31 weeks ago
Penns View, Bald Eagle State Forest, Centre County. Penns Creek, visible in the foreground, meanders through the mountains; in the distance is Penns Valley and another series of mountains. The landscape here is typical of the state's ridge-and-valley region. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Author: Nicholas A. Tonelli from Pennsylvania, USA)

Anglers visiting the popular Section 03 of Penns Creek in Centre County can expect to have continued high quality angling and could see larger trout in coming years if a proposed regulation change approved today by the Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) Board of Commissioners becomes final next year. more»

Commission Meeting to be Streamed Live through Website

1 year 31 weeks ago

In a move designed to increase public involvement, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has announced that it will provide a live video stream of its business meeting this Thursday. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Teach Huaraz Peru

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Teach Huaraz Peru, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Teach Huaraz Peru logo more»

Trout-Fishing Seminar to be Featured at Quarterly Meeting

1 year 32 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will host a trout-fishing seminar in conjunction with its quarterly business meeting set for Jan. 23-24 at the Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
 
The trout-fishing seminar will be held on Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Commission’s Susquehanna Room.
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ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IN WILLIAMSPORT

1 year 32 weeks ago

ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE COMING TO WILLIAMSPORT, PA.

MARCH 16TH
11:00AM
WILLIAMSPORT, PA

CLEAR CHANNEL MEDIA + ENTERTAINMENT AND THE CITY OF WILLIAMSPORT ARE PLANNING A ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN WILLIAMSPORT. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Supporting Kids In Peru (SKIP)

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Supporting Kids In Peru (SKIP), our Travel Buddy of the Week!SKIP Peru Logo more»

Life-Long Angler Prize Winner of 'Fishing's Fun Sweepstakes'

1 year 33 weeks ago

When David Klein of Freedom, Pa., received notification that he had just won the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s (PFBC) sweepstakes award for a guided Lake Erie steelhead trip for two people, he was amazed. The trip prize was the first of 20 prizes, over 20 weeks (one per week), to be awarded in the PFBC’s “Fishing’s Fun Sweepstakes” through early May 2013. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Malaika Ecotourism

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to Malaika Ecotourism, our Travel Buddy of the Week!Malaika Ecotourism- Travel Buddy of the Week more»

Leaving For An Extended Volunteer Trip: Beyond The Logistics

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December 31, 1969

Editor’s note: Brittany is embarking on a yearlong Fulbright program in Malaysia starting this January. Below are tips that have helped her prepare for this trip, as well as prvious ones! more»

Happy New Year Northcentral PA!

1 year 34 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

New Year is the time at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count is incremented. more»

Mentored Youth Trout Waters Announced

1 year 35 weeks ago
(Photo courtesy of PA Fish & Boat Commission)

Young anglers and their adult mentors can get an early start to trout season by fishing one of 12 waters on March 23, the weekend before the regional opening day. more»

Stages Of Culture Shock And The Mystery Of Acculturation

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December 31, 1969

Whether you are volunteering, traveling, or studying abroad for any length of time, you will most likely encounter culture shock at some point.  Here is a look at what you will be feeling during each of the stages. more»

Your Volunteer Vacation Timeline

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December 31, 1969

When choosing a volunteer vacation, you’ll find that most organizations ask you to submit your application several months in advance, and make your first deposit six weeks before your departure date.

Your volunteer vacation timeline - Volunteer Global

They’ll need time to arrange: more»

Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya, The El-Hibri Foundation, and Youth Welfare in Lebanon

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December 31, 1969

Peace, education, justice, and the welfare of youth have long been recognized as the foundations of a thriving society. While conflict and poor economic conditions have left many in a sense of hopelessness in the Middle East, two great organizations have provided relief and promoted peaceful solutions in Lebanon and the U.S.: Dar Al Ayatam Al Islamiya and the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AEC-TEA Association

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AEC-TEA Association, our Travel Buddy of the Week!AEC-TEA Association logo more»

Voluntourism And Other Travel Buzzwords: Defined!

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December 31, 1969

While choosing a volunteer abroad program, you’ll come across some terms that often are used interchangeably. This book will focus primarily on volunteer vacations and long-term service, but let’s take a look at the more common types of travel associated with these two, and note the differences. more»

Volunteer Abroad For Agriculture, Reforestation, And Gardening

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December 31, 1969

Today’s topic is volunteering for agriculture, reforestation, and gardening—this is a great outdoor workout that improves your health and the community you’re working in. Let’s get started! more»

Volunteer Abroad For Research Projects

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December 31, 1969

For today’s article, let’s go over volunteer abroad programs that focus on research. This is a great area to volunteer in, especially if you’re a student seeking college credit for your volunteer work. more»

An Early Holiday Gift to Anglers: PA's Best Fishing Waters

1 year 36 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has released a list of waters which comprises its newly established Pennsylvania’s Best Fishing Waters program. more»

Archaeology Chapter Ends Season at Local Dig

1 year 36 weeks ago
NCC8 member Shana Eichenberg digs at the Glunk archaeology site in spring 2012.

Northcentral Chapter 8 of the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology, in cooperation with Lycoming College’s North American Archaeology Department and volunteers from various community service groups, have completed the second year of excavations at the Glunk Site in Loyalsock Township, Lycoming County. more»

New Info on Fish and Boat Commission Website

1 year 36 weeks ago
Readers may be interested in a number of new documents and other information recently posted on the Fish and Boat Commission website.
 
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Commission to Draw Down Lower Woods Pond

1 year 36 weeks ago

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) announced today that it will begin to draw down Wayne County’s Lower Woods Pond after an evaluation of the lake’s earthen dam found that the structure does not meet current dam safety standards set by the Commonwealth. more»

All About Literacy Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.—Frederick Douglass more»

Volunteering In East Africa

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December 31, 1969

Currently, East Africa is one of the parts of our world that is most in need for willing, skilled, and hard-working volunteers. more»

Two Volunteering Opportunities In Morocco

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December 31, 1969

Located in the hub of three worlds, Morocco is part of Africa, the Middle East, and just across the Strait of Gibraltar from Europe. While this has promoted some degree of cultural diversification and an outlet for modernity, today Morocco is ranked 130th on the UN’s Human Development Index, making it one of the least developed countries of the world. more»

Seven Christmas Gifts For The Needy Volunteer Traveler

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December 31, 1969

Christmas for a volunteer can be tough—especially if you’re about to leave on a major trip abroad. It’s likely that you want to pack light, and you might have a hard time explaining to friends and family what exactly you can take along on your trip. As someone who’s volunteered abroad and is about to leave on a trip myself, here is my handy-dandy guide for the needy volunteer! more»

Volunteering In Animal Shelters At Home And Abroad

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December 31, 1969

The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated. ---Mahatma Gandhi more»

Hurdling Through The Difficulties Of Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering abroad will likely be one of the best experiences of your life—you’ll meet new people, learn new skills, and be able to push the limits of your worldview. However, volunteering abroad isn’t all fun and games. A number of issues, some of which you can control and some of which you cannot, could pop up at any time. more»

Getting Serious About Volunteering Abroad: How To Educate Yourself About The Movement

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December 31, 1969

It’s easy to take the volunteer abroad industry at face value. After all, how complicated can it be? You find a cause, find a program, and book your flight, right? Depending on how familiar you are, it may be surprising that the volunteer abroad industry is extremely complex, ripe with discussion and debate as it struggles to provide for the needs of the communities and volunteers. more»

Volunteering In South America

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December 31, 1969

South America is a popular volunteer abroad destination for a variety of reasons. Recent political stability and a surge in development programs coupled with beautiful scenery, diverse cultures, and an increasing number of volunteer programs available make South America a perfect volunteer destination. more»

Long-Term Volunteer Abroad Options

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December 31, 1969

Volunteering long-term is amazing. Not only are you able to really address the need that you are championing, but you also give yourself some time to gain valuable skills that are both useful to the project and to your resume. more»

Bill to Protect Ohio River Basin from Asian Carp

1 year 39 weeks ago

U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) yesterday introduced a bipartisan bill to help prevent the invasion of Asian carp into the Ohio River basin. more»

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