Soup and a Bowl, the annual fundraiser for the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, will be held on Friday, February 21 at the Genetti Hotel & Suites at 200 W. 4th Street in Williamsport, with two seating times available – 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event features various soups made and donated b…
Throughout the holiday season, the Citizens & Northern Wealth Management Team selected six prominent local charities to honor with donations. The bank says this annual initiative is their way of acknowledging that each of these organizations offers valuable services to their communities.…
As part of a “Good Neighbor Project” employees of Bimbo Bakeries USA at the Lycoming Creek Road plant dedicated approximately 325 hours of labor to remodel and update the facilities at Sojourner Truth Ministries in Williamsport.
This past December, the Petco Foundation, in partnership with Petco and BOBS from Skechers, presented 105 surprise Holiday Wishes grants to rescue organizations. Recipients across the country received a total of $875,000 in grant awards to support the year-round lifesaving efforts of these a…
Friends of Brown Library will be holding a book review hosted by Louisa Stone on February 7. The review will cover Casey Cep's book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, a strange tale of 1970s Alabama.
“Every child deserves a place to dwell.” That is the core belief of Dwell Orphan Care-- a non-profit organization which “exists to support foster and adoptive families in Lycoming County, Pa. and beyond, so that children have a safe, loving, forever home in which to dwell.”
In order to increase accessibility to those who may be handicapped and/or homebound in Lycoming County, Williamsport's James V. Brown Library is now offering "Books by Mail." While the initiative refers specifically to books, audiobooks, CDs, and DVDs are also available through the free program.
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Pennsylvania experienced a drop in fatal overdoses in 2018 — an 18% decrease. However, according to a report from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, there has been a decrease in some counties while the crisis has significantly increased in other parts of the commonwealth.
Williamsport – The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., received a $1,000 donation from FNB Bank as part of the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.
If you or your family were among the many who put together a new jigsaw puzzle this holiday season and don’t want it cluttering up your house, consider donating it to Williamsport's James V. Brown Library! The library is looking for puzzle donations for in-house use and in adult programming.
The Humble Bumble Project recently donated 15 comfort care bags for patients receiving treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Wellsboro. The care bags include useful items for patients such as tissue packs, Chapstick, hand lotion, and hand sanitizer. Patients at each Hillman Center tend …
Thousands of volunteers across Lycoming County work with the Favors Forward Foundation, which aims to help individuals and families who are facing life-altering hardships. With the help of school guidance counselors and social workers throughout Williamsport and Jersey Shore who provided ref…
Here we are, beginning another new year; sitting back and thinking about all the memories of the year past and planning the things we hope to change in the year to come. Every year, people ring in the New Year with goals to live differently on some level. And while we at the United Way are c…
A natural phenomena happened last week when multiple Red-throated Loons, an arctic aquatic bird migrating through Pennsylvania, were grounded when an ice storm caused them to mistake roads and parking lots as bodies of water and use them as landing pads.
Each year, a half million abused and neglected children are in need of a safe, permanent, nurturing home. Susquehanna Valley CASA – Voices for Children, a program partner of the Lycoming County and Greater Susquehanna Valley United Ways, trains and supports everyday citizens to fight for abu…
Lock Haven University held its 18th annual student pottery sale on Dec. 12 and 13 in the LHU Art Annex, featuring the works of nine LHU students and two local ceramic artists. The proceeds from the sale went to the local non-profit H.E.L.P. (Hardship Emergency Loan Program) for Pets, which p…
Sheetz is in the midst of its 27th annual December donation drive for Sheetz for the Kidz this year, an initiative which works to make the holiday season brighter for underprivileged children. Throughout December, customers can support kids in their local communities through donation boxes n…
The Denny Scalise Memorial Flying Musicians' Association (FMA) Solo Scholarship is looking for nominations of exceptional student solo musicians who also have an interest in aviation.
The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, which serves Bradford and Lycoming counties, has received $1,226,743 in tax credits through the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). The funding will be used to combat food insecurity by using mobile food pantries to serve those in need.
Loyalsock grad ('13) and Nashville recording artist Dylan Rockoff will be performing Sunday afternoon at the Old Corner, in Williamsport, sharing great music for a great cause.
Williamsport -- GIANT food stores have selected Hope Enterprises Foundation, Inc. as January 2020's beneficiary of the GIANT Bags 4 My Cause Program, which launched in March of 2019. Bags 4 My Cause is a reusable grocery bag program that facilitates community support with the goal of making …
On Thursday, the Williamsport Area School District Education Foundation (WASDEF) released their 2018-2019 Annual Report, highlighting the organization's key activities and financial statements between July 1 of 2018 to June 30, 2019.