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Children are some of the most vulnerable within a community, and for many the holidays can be a hard time. If money for gifts is sparse and there is not enough food to go around, it’s often up to community members to fill the need.  

To celebrate the holiday season, the James V. Brown Library wants to help your children come up with the perfect homemade holiday gifts. Registrations are now open for winter gift-making classes for kids of different age groups and interests.

The PPL Foundation recently awarded more than $575,000 in funding to support 13 nonprofit organizations working to improve the lives and well-being of individuals throughout Central and Eastern Pennsylvania. 

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Journey House is a transitional living ministry of New Covenant United Church of Christ. The ministry provides shelter for five families in Lycoming County as they transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency by providing structure, counseling, and self-confidence for families.

The Lock Haven University Haven Cupboard has been selected to benefit from the Lock Haven Weis Markets’ National Day of Giving event. As part of Giving Tuesday, on Dec. 3, anyone who shops at the Lock Haven Weis store, 313-327 W. Bald Eagle St.,will have the opportunity to have $1, $3, $5, o…

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As a fun seasonal addition to James V. Brown Library’s monthly Grandparent Storytime, this Friday the library is also inviting kids and their grandparents to build, decorate, and take home their own gingerbread (or graham cracker) house. A fun but challenging family project, gingerbread hous…

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During the holidays, we’re called to open our wallets and hearts, not only to buy gifts and do good for family and friends, but to help our greater community, whether it’s a neighbor in need or nonprofit organization. A movement that started in 2012, GivingTuesday is the beginning of the cha…

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Hunting season in Pa. has begun, and hunters will take to the woods both for recreation and to fill their freezers for the winter. If you have a successful hunting season and wind up with more venison than you can handle, consider donating to Hunters Sharing the Harvest. 

On Saturday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Uptown Music Collective will be holding an Open House at the school’s facility located at 144 West Third Street in downtown Williamsport. The facility features eight private lesson suites, two classrooms, two ensemble rooms, a computer lab…

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Resembling a large birdhouse, the new Hut of Hope stands in front of the YWCA's brick West Fourth Street location, right by the sidewalk. The hut allows passersby in need to access items like gloves, toothpaste, deodorant, and menstrual hygiene products. It is the YWCA's hope that the hut wi…

Almost 500 participants showed up at the Williamsport YMCA Thanksgiving morning to take place in the third annual Pie Day 5k run/walk. They were there for charity, as well as to burn off the countless calories awaiting them in their immediate futures.

American Rescue Workers’ Saving Grace Shelter, a beautiful establishment nestled in the historic section of the Williamsport community, is a 24 bed, day-to-day emergency shelter, sheltering men, women and children. While our community is fortunate to have a few agencies able to provide shelt…

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Food pantries, community shelters and churches are providing Thanksgiving meals to community members in need of fellowship, food, and friends over the holiday. Check out our list of local meals below: