Montgomery

Montgomery was incorporated as a borough by the Pennsylvania General Assembly on March 27, 1887 from part of Clinton Township. The history of the settlement of Montgomery begins in 1783 when John Lawson established a homestead there. Nicholas Shaffer built a gristmill in Montgomery in 1795. A sawmill and a wool carding mill were other early industries found on Black Hole Creek which flows through Montgomery.
Montgomery lies along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, 6 miles southwest of Muncy, and 8 miles southeast of Williamsport.

Guest Post: Volunteering Overseas—It’s All About Being Responsible

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December 31, 1969

This guest article is brought to you by Nick Adie. Nick is the Communications manager for Lattitude Global Volunteering, an international youth development charity with 40 years’ experience in sending young people on challenging overseas placements. more»

No Injuries Reported in Montgomery Train Crash

2 years 1 week ago

No Injuries Reported in Montgomery Train Crash - PSP Montoursville say a 22-year-old driver was not injured following a collision with a moving train. Trooper Daniel Young said shortly after 6 a.m. on July 20, George R. Miller, of Montgomery, was southbound on Brick Church Road, Clinton Twp. at the same time a train was west bound on the railroad track. more»

Jarrett, Lucille Marie

2 years 1 week ago

Lucille Marie Jarrett more»

Multiple Thefts Reported in Clinton Twp. Cemetery

2 years 1 week ago

Multiple Thefts Reported in Clinton Twp. Cemetery - PSP Montoursville say over 100 vases were stolen from a Lycoming County  cemetery over a two-week period. Trooper Douglass Hoffman said  107 bronze flower vases were removed from the Green Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery on Route 54 between July 3 and July 17. more»

Weekend Roundup: July 20, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to another edition of Weekend Roundup! Our team just returned from an amazing trip to Jamaica, so we've got a bit of catching up to do! Let's get started:Drumming with kids - Volunteer Global more»

An Introduction To Faith Based Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

I was sixteen, and in the space of a week had learned how to install shingles, paint during a sand storm, and calm an angry horde of hungry nine-year-olds. It was my first ever volunteer experience: a mission trip to help update an aging United Methodist Church in Artesia, New Mexico. 

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Muncy Driver Sustains Major Injuries in Green Twp. Crash

2 years 1 week ago

Muncy Driver Sustains Major Injuries in Green Twp. Crash - A 62-year-old man  was transported to Geisinger Medical Center following a one-vehicle crash Monday afternoon. PSP Lamar Trooper William Ritrosky said Sherman L. Barto was traveling south on Rauchtown Road shortly after 2 p.m. when for unknown reasons he lost control of the vehicle he was driving and struck a utility pole. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to another installment of 60 Seconds To Serve! This week's featured Travel Buddy is the Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS). Founded in 1995, this organization promotes community involvement and biodiversity. International volunteers with SLWCS care for Asian elephants while learning about elephant-human conflict and more. Learn all about them in our new video below! more»

A Crash Course In Erasmus Students And Volunteering

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December 31, 1969

The Erasmus Programme, a.k.a. the European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, named after the Dutch philosopher Desiderius Erasmus, is a higher education program and agreement adopted by the European Commission in 1987 to allow university student exchanges throughout member countries in Europe. more»

Lessons From The National Conference On Volunteering And Service

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December 31, 1969

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of attending the 2012 National Conference on Volunteering and Service in the beautiful city of Chicago. As a first time conference goer, I was both excited and a little anxious about what to expect in this huge gathering of people who like me, devote their lives to service in some respect. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Maximo Nivel

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December 31, 1969

Our Travel Buddy of the Week is Maximo Nivel. With projects throughout Costa Rica, Peru, and Guatemala, they offer an amazing volunteer and cultural immersion experience--check out our newest 60 Seconds to Serve video to learn more!

Guest Post: The Long-Term Benefits Of Volunteering Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Today’s article is brought to you by Tom Hopkins. Tom is Editor in Chief for Minds Abroad, your informed counselor for study abroad and travel programs in China. Learn Mandarin in China and enrich your cross-cultural experience. more»

Guest Post: Bukit Lawang--Rebuilding A Habitat For Humans And Orangutans In Indonesia

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December 31, 1969

Today's guest post is brought to you by Daniel van den Berg. Daniel is a Linux system administrator and loves travelling abroad. Originally hailing from the Netherlands, he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. more»

Kinney, Floyd O.

2 years 3 weeks ago

Floyd O. Kinney

(Feb. 4, 1943 ~ July 5, 2012)

Floyd O. (Boots) Kinney II, 69, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Thursday, July 5, 2012 in the emergency room of the Muncy Valley Hospital. Born on Thursday, February 4, 1943, he was the son of the late Mary B. (Geiger) Kinney.

Boots was retired.

He enjoyed drawing, crossword and sudoku puzzles and yatzee. more»

Eder, Edith M. (Skip)

2 years 3 weeks ago

 

Edith M. Eder

(October 17, 1918 - July 4, 2012)

Edith M. (Skip) Eder, 93, of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in the The Gatehouse at Williamsport, PA.

Born in Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Thursday, October 17, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Annie (Yeagle) Pfaff. more»

Weekend Roundup: July 6, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to another Weekend Roundup! This week, we welcomed some new Travel Buddies and added some great new articles--let's get started!Fireworks - Volunteer Global more»

Volunteering For Wildlife Refuges

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December 31, 1969

Wildlife refuges are either naturally occurring or man-made areas for the protection of species—typically animals but also plants—from hunting, predation, destruction, or invasive species. The main goal of wildlife refuges is to preserve nature and to prevent extinction.Wildlife refuge - Volunteer Global more»

Crawford, Forrest Harry (Fordy)

2 years 3 weeks ago

Forrest H. Crawford

(January 29, 1926 - July 3, 2012)

Forrest Harry (Fordy) Crawford, 86, a resident of Cogan Station, PA, formerly of Montgomery and Williamsport, passed away on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at his residence.

Born in Clinton Twp., Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, January 29, 1926, he was the son of the late Harry Forrest and Deva E. (Weaver) Crawford. more»

Affectionate Interpretation: Service Learning As An American Tradition

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December 31, 1969

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in Chicago. As I wandered around the beautiful city, I mulled over one of the major themes for this year's conference: A New Generation of Service. more»

Folk, Elizabeth E.

2 years 4 weeks ago

Elizabeth E. Folk
(August 13, 1926 - July 2, 2012)

Elizabeth E. Folk, 85, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Monday, July 2, 2012 in the ManorCare Health Services-North at Williamsport, PA. Born on Friday, August 13, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Elizabeth M. Bair.

She was the widow of Emory A. Folk who preceded her in death on June 4, 2007. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Love Volunteers

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Love Volunteers. With projects available worldwide, Love Volunteers prides itself on providing comprehensive, rewarding volunteer experiences for it travelers. Check out our newest 60 Seconds to Serve video below!

Weekend Roundup: June 29, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Time for another Weekend Roundup! This week we lots of great content on Volunteer Global, so let's get started: more»

Homelessness And How You Can Make A Difference To Those In Need

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December 31, 1969

Homelessness can be described in many ways—as the condition of people who do not possess a regular dwelling, including those unable to attain safe, adequate, or “night to night” residence, as well as those who seek shelters whether through local community institutions or makeshift homes.

Homeless woman - Volunteer Global more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Nicaragua Children's Foundation

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Nicaragua Children's Foundation. This volunteer group promotes education and youth development locally, with service projects based in classrooms as well as in school improvement (gardening, construction, etc.). more»

Williamsport Man Jailed for Alleged Record Tampering

2 years 5 weeks ago

Williamsport Man Jailed for Alleged Record Tampering - PSP Montoursville committed a Williamsport man to the Lycoming County Prison under $10,000 straight bail following an incident that occurred two months ago in Loyalsock Township. Trooper Douglass Hoffman said around 11:37 a.m. more»

UNOY Peace Builders: An International Organization Dedicated To Youth As Agents Of Peace

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December 31, 1969

United Network of Young Peace Builders (UNOY, pronounced “You Know Why”) is a global network of young people and youth organizations committed to the establishment of sustainable, peaceful societies. more»

Guest Post: The Perks Of Volunteering To Teach English (And Other Subjects) Abroad

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December 31, 1969

Today’s article is brought to you by Tom Hopkins. Tom is Editor in Chief for Minds Abroad, your informed counselor for study abroad and travel programs in China. Learn Mandarin in China and enrich your cross-cultural experience. more»

String of Burglaries Reported in Montgomery Borough

2 years 5 weeks ago

String of Burglaries Reported in Montgomery Borough - PSP Lamar continue to investigate a string of burglaries which occurred in Montgomery. Trooper Jared King said on June 12 around 4 a.m., unknown individual(s) proceeded to break the rear door window of Audrey's Shear Vintage Salon, 11 S. Main Street, and entered the building. more»

Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture

In existence since 1992, the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA) continues working to bring farmers together to learn from each other, and to build relationships between those farmers and consumers looking for fresh, wholesome, locally and sustainably produced food.

Weekend Roundup: June 22, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Happy Friday, all! We hope you had a wonderful week and an exciting weekend planned ahead. We've got lots of fantastic news at Volunteer Global, so let's get started! more»

Snyder , Beverly J.

2 years 5 weeks ago

Beverly J. Snyder
(January 18, 1935 - June 20, 2012)

Beverly J. Snyder, 77, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at her residence. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Friday, January 18, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Geraldine (Speck) Golder. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: The Humanity Exchange

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is The Humanity Exchange. With projects in Latin America and Africa, The Humanity Exchange invites volunteers on service and adventure trips to better their communities. Learn more in our 60 Seconds to Serve video below!

Using Peace Corps Ideals To Bring Meaning To Your Volunteer Experience

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December 31, 1969

So true! Volunteer Global

Here at Volunteer Global, we hear this question pretty often: "What alternatives are there to the Peace Corps?" And we always give the same answer: "There are none." more»

Weekend Roundup: June 15, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Welcome to another Weekend Roundup! We've had all sorts of fun updates this week, so let's get started!Guatemala - Volunteer Global

On Volunteer Global: more»

Wheal, Joseph James Daniel

2 years 6 weeks ago

Joseph James Daniel Wheal

(February 14, 1917 - June 15, 2012)

Joseph James Daniel Wheal, of Muncy, Pa., passed away on Friday, June 15, 2012 at the Muncy Valley Skilled Nursing Unit.

He was born on Feb. 14, 1917, in Perth Amboy, N.J. to the late Caroline (Orme) and James Daniel Wheal who had emigrated from England. The family moved to Pennsylvania in 1929. more»

Volunteering Abroad In Guatemala

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December 31, 1969

The Republic of Guatemala is a country of wonder in Central America—having as rich of a history as an environment, making the people as unique and diverse as the land they inhabit. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: IVHQ

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is IVHQ. This New Zealand based organization places thousands of volunteers each year throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help with a wide variety of service projects. Learn more about IVHQ in our newest 60 Seconds to Serve video below! more»

Edwards, Carol E.

2 years 7 weeks ago

Carol E. Edwards

Carol E. Edwards, 67, of 254 Pepper St., Muncy, died Monday, June 11, 2012 atthe Muncy Valley Hospital Emergency Room.

Born August 20, 1944 in Avis, she was a daughter of the late Christopher and Marie (Dullen) Bilbay.  On June 16, 1970 she married Kenny Ray Edwards, who survives.  Together they celebrated 41 years of marriage. more»

The Word "Voluntourism" And Its Nasty Connotations

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December 31, 1969

In 2004, as a freshman in college, I was hired as a work-study student with Peace Corps Headquarters. At 19 years old, I knew that I wanted to work with them, if not volunteer with them later—and was completely ignorant of this entire other sector of volunteer abroad programs. more»

Weekend Roundup: June 8, 2012

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December 31, 1969

It's time for another Weekend Roundup! This week, we've got lots of great stuff on Volunteer Global--check it out!

Our newest content:Thai Food! more»

What to Do When You Hate the Food

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December 31, 1969

It only took one trip to my neighborhood foodstalls to know that I was a complete and total failure of a traveler. After all, hadn't I spent months learning about how Thai food was one of the greatest cuisines on the planet and that anyone with even a minute sense of adventure loved it? more»

Fatality Reported in Clinton County Crash

2 years 7 weeks ago

Fatality Reported in Clinton County Crash - PSP Lamar say a Bigler, PA driver is dead following an accident near the village of Keating in Clinton County. Trooper Riggler said Kenneth Eugene Conway II, 42, lost control of his trcuk while it was entering a sharp curve around 6:30 p.m. on June 5. more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Gap Africa Projects

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December 31, 1969

This week's featured Travel Buddy is Gap Africa Projects! With programs throughout South Africa and Ghana, Gap Africa Projects invites volunteers to help with environmental and marine conservation, community development, teaching, and much more. Check out our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below to learn more!

Volunteering For Senior Citizen Care

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December 31, 1969

Let’s face it: Not all of us can have the perfect grandparents that always seem to have the homemade chocolate chip cookies and hugs that television and movie families have made us covet. Want a shot at another group of elderly individuals you can love and call family? Volunteering for senior citizens may be the right task for you! more»

Stamets, Robert K.

2 years 8 weeks ago

Robert K. Stamets
(November 9, 1937 - June 3, 2012)

Robert K. “Bobby” Stamets, 74, of Montgomery, died Sunday, June 3, 2012, in the Hershey Medical Center. He was born November 9, 1937, in Montgomery a son of the late Robert L. Stamets and Myrtle F. Kahler Stamets Ellis. February 10, 1973, he married Fonda J. Bastian, who survives. more»

Williamsport Man Jailed for Hindering Police

2 years 8 weeks ago

Williamsport Man Jailed for Hindering Police - PSP Montoursville charged John Kevin Derr with aiding an escapee last month and placed him in prison on $15,000 bail. Trooper Brian M. Evarts said Derr helped a female escapee betwee May 17 and May 29, taking her to a location where the two stayed to avoid the police. more»

Taylor, Fred R.

2 years 10 weeks ago

Fred R. Taylor
(June 20, 1924 - May 18, 2012) more»

Heller , Drusilla

2 years 13 weeks ago

Drusilla Heller
(February 17, 1923 - May 1, 2012)

Drusilla M. (Dee) Heller, 89, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at her residence. Born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, PA, on Saturday, February 17, 1923, she was the daughter of the late James R. and Lydia (Buss) Peifer. more»

Motorcyclist Sustains Moderate Injuries in Clinton Township

2 years 12 weeks ago

Motorcyclist Sustains Moderate Injuries in Clinton Township – A 30-year-old motorcyclist received treatment at Muncy Valley Hospital for injuries he sustained over the weekend in Clinton Township. Trroper Travis Doebler said Steven P. Tawney, of Montgomery, was traveling south bound on Route 54 cresting a slight knoll and negotiating a right banked curved on April 29 around 8:10 p.m. more»

Pietenpol, Daniel D.

2 years 13 weeks ago

Daniel D. Pietenpol
(July 20, 1942 - April 27, 2012)

Daniel D. Pietenpol, 69, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, April 27, 2012 at his residence. Born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, on Monday, July 20, 1942, he was the son of the late Bernard and Isabelle (Helwig) Pietenpol.

Danny was the husband of Mitsuko Pietenpol. more»

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