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House Passes Bill Authorizing Permanent Normal Trade Relations with Russia, Moldova

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn 'GT' Thompson today voted to support H.R. 6156, the “Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal Act of 2012,” legislation authorizing the President to grant both countries permanent normal trade relations (PNTR).  H.R. 6156 passed the U.S. House with bipartisan support by a vote of 365-43. more»

Tribute to Natural Resources Conservation Service Chief Dave White for Career of Work in Agriculture Conservation

December 31, 1969

 

Remarks as prepared:

Mr. Speaker, I rise to recognize Mr. Dave White, Chief of the Natural Resources Conservation Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  After a career with NRCS that spanned nearly 4 decades, this week he announced plans to retire. more»

How to Save Money This Holiday Shopping Season

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Saving money while holiday shopping may sound impossible, but you don’t need to be a Scrooge to budget. Through smart strategizing, you can find the perfect gift for friends and family and keep your wallet intact.

Here are some tips to give you a leg up on your New Year’s financial resolutions:

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PennDOT Driver License, Photo Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

2 years 1 week ago

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation today announced that all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22, and Friday, Nov. 23, for the Thanksgiving holiday. more»

Could Thanksgiving Become A Service Learning Holiday?

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December 31, 1969

Each Thanksgiving, I enjoy the same scene—family, football, and tons of food. It's amazing—something I look forward to each year (like my mom's deviled eggs), but I can't help but thinking there's something missing that would make Thanksgiving seriously the best holiday of the bunch. more»

Simcox, Matthew R. “Butch”

2 years 1 week ago

Matthew R. “Butch” Simcox

Matthew R. “Butch” Simcox, 47, of Montoursville, died Thursday, November 15, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born May 13, 1965 in Williamsport, he was a son of Sheron and Carol (Kurtz) Simcox. He was preceded in death by his father and a nephew.

Matt worked at Brodarts for 27 years and as the local scrap man. more»

Frey, Betty Jane

2 years 1 week ago

Betty Jane Frey

Betty Jane Frey, 77, of Williamsport, PA passed away at her home on Thursday, November 15, 2012. 

Betty was born on May 26, 1935 in Maston, PA and was the daughter of the late Donald A. and Marie A. Dunlap Feigles.

Betty's biggest joy in life was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. more»

Smith, Lucille E.

2 years 1 week ago

Lucille E. Smith

Lucille E. Smith, 94, passed away on November 16, 2012 at Sycamore Manor Health Center where she has resided for the past six years. more»

Information on Sequestration & Deficit Reduction

December 31, 1969

In the weeks ahead, Congress must deal with several important challenges. more»

Homeland Security Subcommittee Hearing

December 31, 1969

Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management

Hearing: A Line in the Sand: Assessing Dangerous Threats to Our Nation's Borders

Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing

December 31, 1969

Foreign Affairs Full Committee

Hearing: Benghazi and Beyond: What Went Wrong on Spetember 11, 2012 and How to Prevent it from Happening at other Frontline Posts

Witnesses: more»

Travel Buddy Of The Week: AMAIDI

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December 31, 1969

Congratulations to AMAIDI, our Travel Buddy of the Week! AMAIDI Logo - Volunteer Global more»

Santa's Village in Williamsport to Feature Train Rides

2 years 1 week ago

Williamsport Mayor Gabriel Campana has announced Santa’s Village is being completed. The department of streets and parks will be putting up the City Christmas tree and it will be lit by the Mayor on Friday at 5:30 pm before the parade at 6 pm. more»

Bombadil Live at Bullfrog Brewery

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Bombadil

The musical act Bombadil will perform a free show, live at Bullfrog Brewery in Williamsport, at 8 p.m. Nov. 25. more»

Public Meeting on Bridge Reconstruction Project

2 years 1 week ago
The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority is planning to construct a new $14 million railroad bridge, seen in the background of this photo of the Loyalsock Bridge. It will be the topic of a public meeting on November 20. Details and a schematic drawing of the bridge are attached at the bottom of this article.

Plans to reconstruct the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority’s Loyalsock Creek Bridge will be presented and discussed at a public meeting in Montoursville on Tuesday, November 20. The original bridge, located between the Borough and Williamsport, was heavily damaged during last year’s flood resulting from Tropical Storm Lee. more»

Alumni and prospective students aid storm victims

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College alumni and prospective students alike contributed to the effort to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy by collecting donations for New Jersey residents affected by the disaster. more»

Fuller, Lee H.

2 years 1 week ago

Lee H. Fuller

Lee H. Fuller, 95, of Nisbet, died Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Jersey Shore Hospital.

Born April 22, 1917 in Elimsport, he was a son of Albert and Bertha (Yerg) Fuller. He married Grace E. Whipple and celebrated 70 years together on October 24. more»

Otto's Book Store Celebrates 171 Years

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Judith Cole Youngman, author of Amadeus Quilts: A Journal of Encouragement, will be at Otto's Book Store.

Otto's is turning 171 and you're invited to the party Friday, November 16 from 5 to 8 (or 9) PM. We will have six authors here to meet their readers and sign their books: more»

Volunteering Abroad Opportunities In Mexico

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December 31, 1969

Home to 113 million people and the most populous Spanish speaking country in the world, with a history dating back tens of thousands of years including some of the most advanced ancient civilizations, Mexico is perhaps one of the most diverse countries in the Americas.

Oaxaca, Mexico - Volunteer Global more»

McMunn, June

2 years 1 week ago

June McMunn

June McMunn, 94, of Williamsport, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at the Williamsport Hospital.

Born June 5, 1918, in Williamsport, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Esther (Klose) Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Joseph J. McMunn on March 26, 2004. more»

Patrick W. Wilson, Sr. VP of Operations & Program Development, Discusses Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 29, 2012) - Patrick W. Wilson, Little League International’s Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, recently participated in two online presentations that explained the resources and educational materials developed for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division.

Berrigan, Joseph A.

2 years 1 week ago

Joseph A. "Uncle Joe" Berrigan

(June 13, 1915 - November 12, 2012)

Joseph A. Berrigan, 97, of Williamsport, died Monday, Nov. 12, 2012, at home.

Joesph was born in New Brighton, Pa., on June 13, 1915, the son of James and Mary M. Krimm Berrigan. more»

Dates and Sites for 2013 Little League World Series Tournaments Announced

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 12, 2012) – The dates and sites for the nine Little League World Series tournaments in 2013, have been approved by the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced by Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball.

U.S. Representatives Release Statement on Veterans Day

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U.S. Representative Tom Marino Statement on Veterans Day

U.S. Representative Tom Marino (R-PA) released the following statement today in observance of Veterans Day: more»

Happy Veteran's Day

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(Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Veterans Day is an official United States holiday honoring armed service veterans. more»

Changing The World Of Charity: Starting With The Donor

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December 31, 1969

When I am not working with Volunteer Global, I am lucky enough to work with a women's educational organization that is full of bright, capable, and amazingly intelligent women. One of my favorite things about being here, besides our scrumptious all-staff luncheons, is the discussion and debate between every single member of staff about almost every topic under the sun. more»

WSO Billtown Brass, VJQ Kick Off the Holidays

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Theatre department to hold public auditions

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College Theatre Department will hold public auditions for "The Vagina Monologues" by Eve Ensler on Sunday, Nov. 18, from 7-10 p.m. in the College''s Mary L. Welch Theatre. more»

Emmil, Robert M.

2 years 1 week ago

Robert M. Emmil

Robert M. Emmil, 78, of Williamsport died Monday, November 12, 2012 at Rose View Center.

Born May 22, 1934 in Bellefonte, he was a son of the late Mary and George Emmil.

He was a veteran of the Army and he was a member of the American Legion Post 1. more»

Stoetzel, Henry Frederick "Fred"

2 years 2 weeks ago

Henry Frederick "Fred" Stoetzel

Henry Frederick "Fred" Stoetzel, 67, of Montoursville, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center. more»

U.S. Representative Glenn Thompson Statement on Veterans Day

December 31, 1969

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued the following statement today in advance of Veterans Day: more»

Hugh Tanner of Houston, Texas Voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., (Nov. 9, 2012) - Hugh E. Tanner, a partner at the Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Litigation Practice in Houston, was voted Chairman-Elect of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was announced today by newly-seated board Chairman Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour.

Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour Assumes Chairmanship of the Little League International Board of Directors

May 22, 2013
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Nov. 9, 2012) ­- Dr. Davie Jane Gilmour, President of the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., is the new chairman of 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.

On Sanibel, you don’t go anywhere without a camera

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A heron in the J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Fla. Photo by Joseph W. Smith III.

My wife and I went to Sanibel for its legendary shelling -- but we were more impressed by the wildlife.

When we stepped out of our restaurant on the first night and a red-shouldered hawk landed on a lamp-post eight feet away, I knew I’d love the place. more»

Denzel in FLIGHT: Not your average airplane movie

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Denzel in FLIGHT: Not your average airplane movie

***1/2 (out of four)

Despite its dazzling crash sequence, “Flight” is not an air-disaster tale; it’s a film about alcoholism -- one of the best ever made on that subject. more»

Volunteering Abroad In South Africa

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December 31, 1969

Imagine living in a place that has 11 official languages, and the people have origins from all parts of the world—including Africa, Europe, and Asia, and the landscape is just as diverse as the people that inhabit it. The economy has begun to prosper, and is one of the only upper-middle incomes in the geographic region and the largest economy on the continent. more»

International education events planned

December 31, 1969

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Lycoming College Office of Career Services and Multicultural Awareness Group are teaming up to organize several events in celebration of international cultures at the College. more»

Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop

November 8, 2012

1 AutumnBlogButton1 Autumns Harvest Blog HopWelcome to the Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop (Nov. 9-12, 2012). more»

President Obama defeats Romney

November 8, 2012
Cody S. Marshall
Editor in Chief

The hook-up: Kimball’s Pub

November 8, 2012

John Piazza and Jehiel Boner

Sandy ravages east coast

November 8, 2012

Last week, Hurricane Sandy ploughed through the east coast, leaving destruction in her wake.

Students to host SPCA “Pet Photos with Santa” event

November 8, 2012

The Lycoming County SPCA will be h

Fall Ball Festival to be held Sunday, raise funds for Little League Museum

November 8, 2012

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT-The efforts of Lycoming College’s Business 244 Class and the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will culminate in their Fall Ball Festival to help raise money to renovate an exhibit about the Little League mascot, Dugout.

Mirabito continues to lead Rogers, new Lycoming College poll finds

November 8, 2012

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – State Representative Rick Mirabito, the Democratic incumbent in the 83rd legislative district, continues to lead Republican challenger Harry Rogers, Jr. by a margin of 58.9 percent to 30.6 percent with 10.5 percent undecided amongst likely voters, according to a Lycoming College poll released today.

Season 2 of "A Night of Spoken Word" continues in November

November 8, 2012

After a successful relaunch of “Spoken Word” in October, the Converge Gallery is pleased to announce another night of spoken word tomorrow from 7-9p.m. Spoken Word offers a judgment-free environment to share your talents and welcomes all talents that pertain to the word.

Annual security report released

November 8, 2012

Bethany Richardson
Staff Writer

Lycoming released its annual security report to the public on Sept. 29, which includes statistics of reported crimes on campus for the last three years.  The report also includes the college’s policy on drug and alcohol use, crime prevention and the reporting of other crimes.

The Williamsport YMCA to hold mini-carnival at Pickelner Arena

November 8, 2012

Every Friday the Williamsport YMCA holds a Friday Night Skate for the ages 10-16 in their Pickelner Arena. Tomorrow they are changing it up and having Friday Night Skate but with a twist. The arena will hold Friday Night Skate but in conjunction with a Mini-Carnival. Kids from the ages of 10-16 are encouraged to come and have fun with their friends in the Pickelner Arena from 7-10p.m.

Opinion: give me extension cords or give me death

November 8, 2012

Kimberly Dreese
College Life Editor
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