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Welcoming Home Our Wounded Warriors at the Pentagon and Fort Belvoir

December 31, 1969

Earlier today, my wife Penny and I had the honor to join Defense Department employees, soldiers, military families and volunteers for the Wounded Warrior Welcome at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. more»

Open house held students, parents to explore ConnectED

1 year 49 weeks ago
Photo courtesy of Williamsport Area School District

An open house was held Wednesday, Dec. 12, for students and parents to explore ConnectEd, a technology service for parents and students related to the new Language Arts program. School staff were present to help navigate the system and answer any questions. Families also were invited to further explore the technology at home on their own computers. more»

United Way campaign needs additional support

1 year 49 weeks ago

Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials have reported $1,053,729 has been raised in the annual campaign to date. more»

United Way Survey Reveals Severity of Budget Cuts

1 year 49 weeks ago

Lycoming County’s 8.31% unemployment rate, the current economic climate and three consecutive funding reductions in the state’s operating budgets have weighed heavily on Pennsylvanians in need of social services and the organizations in place to serve them, according to a new statewide survey conducted by United Way of Pennsylvania (UWP) and its partners. more»

Special Signing at Otto's Features Military History Author

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1 year 49 weeks ago
Otto's Bookstore will host a special author signing with Adam Makos from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the downtown shop, 107 W. Fourth St., Williamsport.

Otto's Bookstore will host a special author signing with Adam Makos from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the downtown shop, 107 W. Fourth St., Williamsport. Formerly of Montoursville, Makos lives in Colorado where he and his family operate Valor Studios, whose "mission is to honor veterans by telling their stories on canvas and in print." 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»

Concert at Noon to honor Thayer

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College will welcome violinist Marc Thayer to present a special Concert at Noon in honor of his father, Dr. Fred Thayer, professor of music and director of choirs, on Thursday, Jan. more»

Rook, Dorothy E.

1 year 49 weeks ago

Dorothy E. Rook

Dorothy E. Rook, 94, of Trout Run, died Friday, December 14, 2012 at her home.

Born Jan. 6, 1918 in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Blanchard and Nancy (Cowher) Fogle. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Richard A. Rook on Jan 6, 2000, a son Richard E. Rook, and a sister Arlene Kelly. more»

Vanderlin, Jeanne M.

1 year 49 weeks ago

Jeanne M. Vanderlin

Jeanne M. Vanderlin, 91, formerly of Overhill Road, Williamsport, died peacefully and surrounded by her family on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Williamsport Home. more»

Bixler, Julian Caschera

1 year 49 weeks ago

Julian Caschera Bixler 

(April 12, 1955 - December 14, 2012)

Julian Caschera Bixler, 57, of Millville, died Friday, December 14, 2012.

Born April 12, 1955, in Williamsport, he was a son of Leona B. Caschera Bixler and the late Neil R. Bixler. more»

Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses in McKean, Potter, Tioga and Warren Counties

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Howard, today announced that the U.S. more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Lee Bennett, Coach of the 1955 Cannon Street YMCA All-Stars

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 13, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Lee Bennett, Sr., a coach with the 1955 South Carolina Little League Baseball State Champion Cannon Street YMCA All-Star team. He was 90.

Joe Patterson Nominated to Represent Southwestern Region on Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 12, 2012) – Little League’s Southwestern Region has nominated one of its members for election to the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball. The election took place recently in a vote by the region’s District Administrators.

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»

The Threepenny Opera earns recognition

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College''s production of "The Threepenny Opera" was awarded four certificates of merit from the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. more»

Creveling, William E.

1 year 49 weeks ago

William E. Creveling

William E. Creveling, 90, of South Williamsport, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012.

Born March 4, 1922 in Bloomsburg he was a son of the late Hurley and Cecilia Stopper Creveling.

William was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Margaret E. Snyder Creveling, on May 2, 2012. 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»

Reidy, Genevieve A. Koch

1 year 49 weeks ago

Genevieve A. Koch Reidy

Genevieve A. Koch Reidy, 90, formerly of Williamsport, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Aurora, Ill., where she had lived with her son.

She was a beloved and wonderful mom, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. more»

DECEMBER COFFEE HOUR PROGRAM

December 11, 2012

Daniel Weinfeld, author of The Jackson County War: Reconstruction and Resistance in Post-Civil War Florida will talk at the Lycoming County Historical Society’s history coffee hour on Thursday, December 13, 2012. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. in the community room of the Thomas T. Taber Museum, 858 West Fourth Street in Williamsport. more»

Applications for Citizen Candidates to serve on the Lycoming County Planning Commission

1 year 50 weeks ago

The Lycoming County Commissioners are seeking candidate applications for citizens to serve on the Lycoming County Planning Commission (LCPC) and the Lycoming County Zoning Hearing Board (LCZHB). Anyone willing to serve on either group should contact the Commissioners’ office at 570-320-2124 to obtain an application. Candidates are encouraged to make application within the next three weeks. 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»

Burglar Surprised by Resident in Williamsport; Flees With Cash

1 year 50 weeks ago

Burglar Surprised by Resident in Williamsport; Flees With Cash - PSP Montoursville continue to investigate a burglary that occurred last Friday in Loyalsock Township. Trooper Daniel Kozak said as Devin R. Drum, 22, returned home to his residence at 1095 Freedom Road about 10:30 a.m., he found the door partially open. more»

Myers, Leon C.

1 year 49 weeks ago

Leon C. Myers

Leon C. Myers Jr., 88, formerly of Hughesville and Williamsport, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Born Dec. 13, 1923, in Strawbridge, he was the son of Leon C. Myers Sr. and Jane Holmes Myers. He attended a one-room schoolhouse in Strawbridge through eighth grade and graduated from Hughesville High School in 1941. more»

Little League® International and Baseball Factory Extend Partnership

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Little League International announced today the extension of their strategic partnership with Baseball Factory. A relationship that began in 2009, Little League International and Baseball Factory will provide youth players worldwide with increased player development and college recruiting opportunities.

Williamsport Symphony Orchestra December Newsletter

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1 year 50 weeks ago

‘Coaches vs. Cancer Cup’ to be Awarded During Upcoming Basketball Game

1 year 50 weeks ago

A new season is bringing with it a new

reason to celebrate as Williamsport Area School District basketball kicks off another year.

Having raised about $5,000 during its Coaches vs. Cancer benefit games last winter, the

Williamsport Area School District will become the second holder of the “Coaches vs. Cancer more»

Local Artist Telecommutes to Silicon Valley

1 year 50 weeks ago
Graphic designer Jamie Marshall.

When graphic designer Jamie Marshall was wooed by Silicon Valley to relocate to San Jose, CA, she had to say no. However, she still managed to broker a telecommuting job from Williamsport as Goodjoe.com’s creative director. “I love the company but I also love where I live. I am lucky that I can have my cake and eat it too,” says Marshall. 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»

Ward, Kathleen M.

1 year 50 weeks ago

Kathleen M. Ward

Kathleen M. Ward, 83, formerly of South Williamsport, passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 in Clermont, FL.

She was born May 27, 1929 in Williamsport, the daughter of Elmer Rantz and Erma Alberta (Sholder) Pryor.

Kathleen was the wife of the late Clarence Eugene Ward with whom she shared 27 years prior to his passing in 1985. more»

Salvatori, Angeline

1 year 50 weeks ago

Angeline Salvatori

Angeline Salvatori, 92, formerly of Newberry, died Sunday December 9, 2012 at Hillside Assisted Living where she enjoyed wonderful company and care for the past six years.

Born July 25, 1920 in Jersey Shore, she was a daughter of the late Carmen and Rosaria DiStasi Portanova. 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»

Religion professor releases new book

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Dr. Richard Hughes, Lycoming College M.B. more»

Bertin, Joseph F. “Fred”

1 year 50 weeks ago

Joseph F. “Fred” Bertin

Joseph F. “Fred” Bertin, 74, of 72 Overhill Road, died Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, at The Gatehouse Hospice following an extended illness.

Born April 9, 1938 in Williamsport, he was the son of Joseph F., Sr. and Mildred G. Blair Bertin. more»

Thompson Praises Senate Passage of Bill Boosting U.S. Exports to Russia

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate passed legislation granting Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) with Russia and Moldova. The Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012 passed the Senate by a vote of 92-4. more»

Congratulations to the 2013 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year

December 31, 1969

Remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Ryan Devlin, of Brockway, Pennsylvania, on receiving the 2013 Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year Award.   more»

Chocolate house auction to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for Humanity

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1 year 50 weeks ago

Pennsylvania College of Technology will host its annual chocolate house auction to benefit Greater Lycoming Habitat for
Humanity this Friday, December 7th in the Thompson Professional Development Center Mountain Laurel Room. more»

DEP Announces Jan. 3 Public Meeting, Hearing on Lycoming County Power Plant

1 year 50 weeks ago

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a public meeting and hearing on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, to discuss a proposed Air Quality plan approval for Moxie Patriot LLC for a new 936-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant to be constructed in Clinton Township, Lycoming County. 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»

Lycoming County United Way campaign entering home stretch

1 year 50 weeks ago

As December approaches, Lycoming County United Way (LCUW) officials have reported the 2012/2013

campaign has raised $759,443. That is $963,868 short of its targeted $1,723,311 goal to meet the needs
of the 38 human service programs operating under the organization’s umbrella. more»

Little League International Mourns the Passing of Kentucky District 5 Administrator Roger Romines

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of Kentucky District 5 Administrator Roger Romines. He was 57.

Little League International Mourns the Passing of John Schnepp

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Dec. 5, 2012) - Little League International mourns the passing of John Schnepp. He was 85.

5th District Mailbox: United Nations Arms Trade Treaty

December 31, 1969

Welcome back to the 5th District Mailbox, where I respond to your letters and email correspondence through online video.  This week's topic: the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. 

5th District Mailbox, the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Click Heremore»

Baker, Max L.

1 year 50 weeks ago

Max L. Baker

December 18, 1938 ~ December 5, 2012

Max L. Baker, 73, of Nisbet, died Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital.

Max and his wife, the former Gerrie Spiegel, were married for 17 years.

Born December 18, 1938 in Williamsport, he was a son of the late Merrill J. and Mildred C. Hursh Baker. more»

Admissions organizes Toys for Tots drive

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid is collecting toys for the Lycoming County Toys for Tots campaign. more»

Bower, Judson A.

1 year 51 weeks ago

Judson A. Bower

(May 14, 1953 - December 4, 2012)

Judson A Bower, 59, of Cogan Station died Tuesday December 4, 2012 at home.

He was born in Williamsport on May 14, 1953 the son of Leonard and Ruth Engel Bower.

Judson was employed with the Planning Commisson for Lycoming County. He loved playing cards, watching T.V. and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan. more»

Annual Holiday Artisans' Market at December's First Friday

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1 year 51 weeks ago

Join us as we celebrate December's First Friday at the Pajama Factory with our 3rd Annual Holiday Artisan Market on December 7th from 6–9 pm. more»

PennDOT, Local Dignitaries Dedicate New DuBoistown Bridge

1 year 51 weeks ago
The new DuBoistown Bridge

Regional PennDOT officials and local dignitaries today held a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new DuBoistown Bridge, which connects DuBoistown to Williamsport over the Susquehanna River, to unrestricted traffic flow. more»

McNamara, Kathleen E.

1 year 51 weeks ago

Kathleen E. McNamara

December 27, 1920 ~ December 3, 2012

Kathleen E. McNamara, 91, of 1900 Ravine Road Williamsport, died at the Williamsport Home on December 3, 2012.

Kathleen was born in Williamsport on December 27, 1920, the daughter of Elmer and Anna Knecht Hartley.

She was a homemaker and a member of St Joseph the Worker Catholic Church. more»

Yerger, Alice Louise (Keller)

1 year 51 weeks ago

Alice Louise (Keller) Yerger

Alice Louise (Keller) Yerger, of Linden, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 3, 2012.

She celebrated her 80th birthday on November 4 with a number of her friends, neighbors and relatives. She was born November 4, 1932 in the Williamsport Hospital, a daughter of Harris and Naomi R. (Bean) Keller. more»

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