Thompson, Marino Announce $2,437,388.00 Grant for Lycoming County

2 years 38 weeks ago
The Lycoming Valley Railroad Bridge in Montoursville was damaged by Tropical Storm Lee. (photo by Llew Wenzel)

Funding will Replace Lycoming Valley Railroad Bridge Damaged by Tropical Storm Lee

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) and Tom Marino (PA-10) have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will be awarding Lycoming County a grant of $2,437,388.00 to replace the Lycoming Valley Railroad (LVRR) Bridge. more»

Williamsport Teacher Named Winner in True Sports Awards Program

2 years 38 weeks ago

United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Discovery Education are proud to name Derek Slaughter, a teacher at Stevens Elementary School and head coach of Williamsport Area High School’s girls’ basketball team, a winner in the national USADA True Sport Awards (http://truesportawards.com) program.  more»

LCUW Dickey Award to honor George Tsunis

2 years 38 weeks ago

Mindful of the vital support received from community leaders and volunteers, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) annually awards it highest volunteer honor with the presentation of the Douglas C. Dickey Humanitarian Award. The organization’s 2011 Dickey award will be presented to George J. more»

March First Friday

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Vehicle Involved in Crash Stolen in Clinton Township

2 years 39 weeks ago

Vehicle Involved in Crash Stolen – PSP Lamar continue to investigate the theft of a motor vehicle in Clinton Township. During the overnight hours of Feb. 25, someone stolen a vehicle that had been involved in a crash earlier in the day, Trooper Benjamin Campana said. more»

Little League International Congress in 2014 will be held in Minneapolis

May 23, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 21, 2012) - The 26th Little League International Congress, which will be part of the youth baseball organization’s year-long 75th Anniversary celebration, will be held April 11-14, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn., Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, announced.

2014 Little League International Congress Will be Held One Week Earlier Than Originally Scheduled

February 28, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 28, 2012) - The Little League International Congress will be held one week earlier than announced last week in order to avoid a scheduling conflict. The Congress will be held in Minneapolis, Minn.

Bashista, William J.

2 years 39 weeks ago

William J. Bashista

(February 20, 1936 - February 24, 2012)

William J. Bashista, 76, a resident of Montgomery, PA, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2012 in Leesburg, FL following a brief illness. more»

Knapik, Felice A.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Felice A. Knapik

(February 27, 1959 - February 26, 2012)

Felice A. Knapik, 53, a resident of Manorcare Nursing Center South.died February 26, 2012.

She was born in Culver City, California on February 27, 1959. Felice’s biological parents were Luther and Joann Mann Knapik. She was raised by her adoptive parents John and Sylvia Otterbein Knapik. more»

Broken Dayton Machine Invades the Grey Art Gallery in Williamsport

2 years 39 weeks ago
"Nuclear Football," by Phillips Evans.

This Thursday, March 1, the Grey Art Gallery will be invaded by an artist collective known as the Broken Dayton Machine. Originating in Dayton, Ohio, the Broken Dayton Machine will be unveiling some incredible new artwork for the “Better than Nothing” group show. more»

Sweeney Todd Brought to Stage by Williamsport High School Students

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Austin Eisner, left, who plays Sweeney Todd, performs with Carlos Santiago (Pirelli), center, and Zane Wagner (Tobias Ragg) during a recent rehearsal.

‘Masterpiece of musical theatre’ Scheduled for March 16 and 17

Williamsport Area High School students are set to present the musical thriller “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at 7 p.m. March 16 and 17 at the high school auditorium. more»

Little League Urban Initiative Announces Nine Jamboree Events

February 27, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Jan. 10, 2012) – Since the Little League Urban Initiative decided to move its Jamboree concept from one national tournament to numerous state/regional tournaments in 2010, the initiative for boys and girls in urban neighborhoods has prospered. This year is no different with the addition of two jamborees and new venues.

Hall of Famer Barry Larkin Visits Little Leaguers in Ecuador

February 27, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 27, 2012) - Barry Larkin, who will be inducted in the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., this summer, was the featured guest during a U.S. State Department-sponsored event in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

A New Takei on Feminist Perspective

February 27, 2012

Although she didn’t intend to do it, Anita Sarkeesian tossed a pie in my face this morning.

I deserved it. more»

Numerous Thefts in Lycoming County

2 years 39 weeks ago

Numerous Thefts in Lycoming County – PSP Montoursville reported the followings thefts which occurred this month:

On Feb. 13, around 1 p.m., someone stole three Lincoln 300 series “classic 3” welders from Select Energy Services building on Route 200 highway in Shrewsbury Township. Trooper Jared King said anyone with information is asked to contact 570.368.5700. more»

Local Photographers Spotlighted at Julie's Coffee in Williamsport

2 years 39 weeks ago
Grand Piano, by Stephanie Carey

Julie’s Coffee, 33 West Third Street, Williamsport, will host photographers Ralph Wilson and Stephanie Carey as their guest artists for March’s First Friday. Their exhibition titled, “Silver Linings” will open with a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  The show will run through April 29. more»

Smertneck, Joseph A.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Joseph A. Smertneck

(October 3, 1923 - February 24, 2012)

Joseph A. Smertneck, 88 of 2515 West Fourth Street, died Friday, February 24, 2012 at his home following an extended illness. more»

Hoebener, Maureen Helen

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Maureen Helen Hoebener more»

Polar Plunge 2012

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Tank and Anita Baird at the 2012 Polar Plunge last Saturday.

34 degrees, howling wind, snow showers and 120 people jumping in the Susquehanna River. Wait! Back up! That doesn’t go together. Why would all those people get almost naked and throw themselves into icy water in February? more»

Scott, Charles C. Sr.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Charles C. Scott, Sr.

Sept. 10, 1923 ~ Feb. 24, 2012

Charles C. Scott, Sr., 88, of 441 Kepner Hill Road, Muncy, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2012 at the Muncy Valley Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. 

Born Sept. 10, 1923 in Muncy, he was a son of the late Charles C. and Jessie Mae (Geasey) Scott.    more»

Evans, Stephen M.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Stephen M. Evans

Dec. 10. 1948 ~ Feb. 23, 2012

Stephen M. Evans, 63, beloved husband of Carol, ran into the arms of his Heavenly Father on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital. more»

Goode, Dr. William Myrick

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Dr. William Myrick Goode

Dec. 24, 1925 ~ Feb. 22, 2012 more»

Paulhamus, Gary C.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Gary C. Paulhamus

(January 25, 1952 - February 24, 2012)

Gary C. Paulhamus, 60, of Bennett Drive, Williamsport, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital after fighting a one month battle with cancer.

Born Jan. 25, 1952, in Williamsport, he was a son of Clair R. and Sarah M. Lundy Paulhamus. more»

Kellogg, Shirley Ann

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Shirley Ann Kellogg more»

Engel, Virginia A.

2 years 39 weeks ago

Virginia A Engel

(April 29, 1925 - February 23, 2012)

Virginia A. Engel, 86, a life long resident of Williamsport, died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

Virginia was born on April 29, 1925, the daughter of James E and Florence S. Shaffer Callahan.

She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish, Annunciation Church. more»

Visit D.C. with Volunteer Global

2 years 39 weeks ago

Volunteer and travel with Volunteer Global to the nation's capital in April. While there, you’ll spend a long weekend in Washington, D.C., volunteer for community development, explore the National Mall, and check out the annual Cherry Blossom Parade. more»

THE ARTIST: Black and white and pure gold

2 years 39 weeks ago
"The Artist" is currently nominated for Best Picture in the Academy Awards.

**** (out of four)

Currently poised to win the Oscar for Best Picture, “The Artist” has received rave reviews from nearly every critic -- and I will tell you why.

It’s because we love movies.

Old-fashioned movies.  Black-and-white movies.  Silent movies.  Foreign movies.

“The Artist” is all of these -- and more; in fact, it’s a masterpiece. more»

$1 million financial aid grant awarded

February 24, 2012

By Samantha Ferraro
Lycourier Staff

Lycoming College is infamously known for its impressive dealings in financial aid to more than 95 percent of its student body.

Many of the students depend on the aid as a primary means of paying for their tuition and with such a large endowment, many students will benefit.

Hit and Run Reported in Loyalsock Township

2 years 39 weeks ago

Hit and Run Reported in Loyalsock Township - PSP Montoursville say both the driver and passenger of a vehicle involved in a two-vehicle accident fled the scene without exchanging any information with the second driver. Trooper Matthew Lada said the accident, which occurred around 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. more»

Miller, Russell

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Russell Miller more»

Route 15 Overhead Sign Structures Go Up Next Week

2 years 39 weeks ago

Montoursville - Work is scheduled for the first half of next week on construction of two new overhead sign structures over Route 15 northbound and southbound, just off Exit 29 of Interstate 180 in Williamsport. more»

Actors and Artists: Oscar predictions for 2012

2 years 39 weeks ago

Along with the usual prognostications, Oscar-time nowadays tends to generate two types of articles: one observes how the show’s popularity has waned because it no longer honors box-office hits; the other mediates on past snubs of great films that weren’t especially popular when they came out -- films like “Vertigo” and “It’s a Wonderful Life.” more»

2012 Little League World Series and Regional Tournament Logos Unveiled

February 23, 2012
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Feb. 23, 2012) – The logos that Little League Baseball and Softball will use as the visual centerpiece for each of the eight World Series and the regional tournaments were revealed after several months in the creative process. Russell Athletic, a Little League sponsor, designed the logos that will be used this year.

Service group holds panel on Death, Dying Service group holds panel on Death, Dying Service group holds panel on Death, Dying

February 23, 2012

By Aliza Davner
Editor in Chief/ Lycourier

Issues revolving around the concepts of death and the afterlife are considered controversial and can lead to heated discussion among individuals.

CAB hosts indoor ice skating experience

February 23, 2012

By Cassandra Mainiero
Lycourier Staff

Science Column: Solar storms

February 23, 2012

By Suzanne Smith
Lycourier Staff

The sun is coming out of one of its longest solar minimums -- a period of least solar activity in its cycle -- in recorded history.

In January, the largest solar storm since 2005 was documented and resulted in some of the most dazzling aurora in recent memory.

Students mind manners at etiquette dinner

February 23, 2012

By Julia Cuddahy
Lycourier Staff

Knowing the difference between a dessert and salad fork can be crucial in an interview held during dinner. Lycoming College’s Career Services recognizes the importance of dining etiquette and every year they host an annual Etiquette Dinner PDR.

Lyco theater alumni present show

February 23, 2012

By John Villarose
Lycourier Staff

Green Corner: ‘Well, What’s Going On?...’

February 23, 2012

By Laura Walters
Special to the Lycourier 

The sustainability office has been working on many initiatives so far this semester.  The office has finished organization of the trash rooms, hanging recycling signs to better identify the bins.

Women and Gender Studies prize announced

February 23, 2012

The Women and Gender Studies department announced a call for submissions of papers to be considered for the Holly Elizabeth Hurlbert Prize in Women’s Studies.

 This prize, created in honor of Holly Elizabeth Hurlbert, a 1997 graduate of Lycoming College, was established last year by her parents, Janet and Bruce Hurlbert.

IFC elects 2012 board members

February 23, 2012
By Samantha Ferraro
Lycourier Staff

Anyone interested in Greek life or the four fraternities that Lycoming College has to offer might be wondering what exactly the IFC (Interfraternity Council) does and how it governs fraternity life on campus under faculty adviser, Candida Rivera, who oversees both the IFC and the Panhellenic Council. 

Students respond to e-mail chain

February 23, 2012
By Victoria Irwin
Lycourier Staff

College announces M.B. Rich Prize for original oration

February 23, 2012
Lycoming College is sponsoring a contest for the M. B. Rich Prize in the presentation of an original oration. The prize goes “to the two students who excel in writing and delivering an original oration,” Dr. Stephen Johnson, chairman of the department of religion, said.

The contest is April 14.

Powhida’s art set for gallery

February 23, 2012
The Lycoming College Art Department will host visiting artist William Powhida’s “Multiples” from March 1-April 1 in the College’s Art Gallery in Snowden Library. An artist reception and gallery talk will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 23.

‘Mostly Mozart’ set for Sunday

February 23, 2012
The Lycoming College Music Department will host the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra's "Mostly Mozart" concert on at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall.
The program will feature the orchestra's woodwinds and horns performing music by Mozart, as well as Brahms' "Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano."

Nothing like a day at the gym

February 23, 2012
By Cody Marshall
Lycourier Staff
Opinion Editor
You put on headphones and running shoes and head to the gym. It is time to work out and pump some iron.

‘Chronicle’ is a breath of fresh air

February 23, 2012
By Robert Rinaldo
Entertainment Editor

“Chronicle” is a science-fiction film directed by Josh Trank (“The Kill Point”) and written by Max Landis (“Fear Itself”). Produced by Davis Entertainment and distributed by 20th Century Fox, the film stars Dane Dehaan, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly and Alex Russell.

Vampire romance is mediocre at best

February 23, 2012
By Victoria Irwin
Lycourier Staff

Melodrama reigns supreme in the most recent installment of the teen vampire “Twilight” series. “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” doesn’t fail to meet expectations as Bella and Edward tie the knot, but the film is mediocre at best.

Men’s Basketball Team Clinches No.3 Seed

February 23, 2012
By Justin Ossont
Lycourier Staff

Saturday after a tough loss on Senior Day, 68-60, to Alvernia University the Warriors had a little bit of pay back.

Only 30 minutes after the loss the Warriors were informed that they had clinched the No.3 seed and traveled to Chester to take on Widener University on Wednesday in the MAC tournament semi-finals. 

Senior Spotlight:Grace Gargiulo

February 23, 2012
By Kelly Prendergast
Lycourier Sports Editor

The 2012 Lycoming College women’s lacrosse season approaches and although senior, midfielder Grace Gargiulo recently suffered a season ending knee surgery she still has a positive outlook and plans to contribute to the program just as much as she did over the past three seasons.

Women’s basketball ends another season

February 23, 2012
By Justin OssontLycourier Staff

Saturday was senior day and was the last day two Lady Warriors would wear their home jerseys.  In fact it would be the last day they would ever step foot into Lamade Gymnasium as Lady Warriors.
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