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.

Travel Buddy Of The Week: GoEco

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is GoEco. Founded in 2005, GoEco's projects span the globe from the Americas to Africa to Australia, and can focus on wildlife, conservation, development, healthcare, teaching, and more. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

Guest Post: The Pros And Cons Of Volunteering Abroad Solo Or With A Group

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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»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers, Part 2: Facebook

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the second of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking! more»

Winder, Timothy “Bubba” D.

2 years 16 weeks ago

Timothy “Bubba” D. Winder

Timothy “Bubba” D. Winder, 50, of 90 Broad St., Montgomery, died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center.

Born March 20, 1962 in Muncy, he was a son of the late George Winder, Jr. and Yvonne L. (Adams) Winder. more»

Weekend Roundup: August 3, 2012

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December 31, 1969

AnnouncementsVictoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Volunteer Global

Well, what have we got here! Our very first front page photo contest--click here to learn more and enter! more»

Volunteering Abroad In Zimbabwe

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December 31, 1969

As a landlocked country in the south of Africa, Zimbabwe is a country full of biodiversity. It is home to one of Africa’s most beautiful attractions—Victoria Falls, one of the biggest and most beautiful waterfalls in the world. more»

Announcing Volunteer Global's First-Ever Front Page Photo Contest!

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December 31, 1969

Volunteer Global is thrilled to announce our first-ever Front Page Photo Contest! more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: World Computer Exchange

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is World Computer Exchange. With projects in 77 countries, this organization provides Internet access to children and youth by equipping schools and community centers with computer labs. Learn more in our newest 60 Seconds To Serve video below!

How To Assess Popular Philanthropy Trends

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December 31, 1969

Multiple times in the past year, the philanthropy world has been shaken by different charitable trends that have fizzled out a few weeks later as people begin to understand that their initial view of the organization was just a little one-sided. more»

Using Social Networks To Recruit, Retain, And Engage Volunteers (Part 1)

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December 31, 1969

Welcome the first of our five-part series on recruiting, retaining, and engaging volunteers through social networking!

Personal use and organizational use—what’s the difference?

While the usefulness of social networking should be a no-brainer, using your networks to their full potential sometimes isn’t quite so easy to figure out. more»

Montgomery Borough to Observe 125 Years

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2 years 17 weeks ago

Montgomery was the last borough to be incorporated in Lycoming County on March 21, 1887, and was named for prosperous farmer, Robert Montgomery, who resided east of the borough.  more»

Weekend Roundup: July 27, 2012

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December 31, 1969

Nick Adie of Lattitude Global Volunteering contributed this guest post on volunteering responsibly.Volunteer in Cameroon - Volunteer Global more»

Volunteering For Music Education

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December 31, 1969

Regarded as the field of teaching and learning of music, music education is perhaps one of the oldest types of education in history, with humans using different types of music and sound as communication and self-expression since Neolithic times.Piano player - Volunteer for music education - Volunteer Global more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: Earthwatch Institute

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December 31, 1969

This week's Featured Travel Buddy is Earthwatch. One of the world's largest private funders of scientific research, Earthwatch invites you to volunteer with hands-on expeditions focusing on environment, culture, habitats, and more. Learn all about them in our newest 60 Seconds to Serve video!

Suicide Prevention Website Launches in Lycoming County

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2 years 18 weeks ago

Central Pennsylvania now has another launching pad to the world. Tuesday marked the debut of a new web site, http://www.lifeisworthliving.org/. The site is an outreach of the Lycoming County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Suicide Prevention Task Force of the United Churches of Lycoming County. more»

Volunteering Abroad In Cameroon

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December 31, 1969

As one of the most geologically and ecologically diverse countries in Africa, Cameroon provides diversity for volunteers seeking a multitude of environments—from beaches and deserts to mountains and rainforests.Cameroon volunteering - Volunteer Global more»

Croman, Virgie E. (Babe)

2 years 18 weeks ago

Virgie E. Croman

(April 23, 1923 - July 21, 2012)

Virgie E. (Babe) Croman, 89, a resident of Montgomery, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 21, 2012 in the Evangelical Community Hospital at Lewisburg, PA. Born in Pine Creek, Clinton County, PA, on Monday, April 23, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Robert T. and Beatrice Mae (Huling) Overdorf. more»

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 18 weeks 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 18 weeks ago

Lucille Marie Jarrett more»

Multiple Thefts Reported in Clinton Twp. Cemetery

2 years 18 weeks 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 18 weeks 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 20 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 20 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 20 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 21 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 22 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 22 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 23 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

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