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Milk Pies are a classic example of the “waste not, want not” frugality of life in many old Pennsylvania Dutch and Coal Region homes.

Nine years before Amelia Earhart  took her first flight, a man from Sunbury, PA was building, and flying, planes over Northumberland and Snyder County.  He was the first pilot to ever do so. Local factories closed down, as people lined the streets to see the "bird man" fly over Selinsgrove.

The Lycoming County commissioners approved grant funds for Camp Cadet, new personnel and announced a the new director of the Department of Public Safety during their meeting Thursday. On the PULSE covers action items for each Thursday meeting. 

Whether you identify as a die-hard romantic or simply want to spend time with your significant other, Valentine’s day is a great excuse for an unforgettable date night (or day!). Coming up with an idea for a date with your better half can sometimes be a challenge. Provided below is a list of…

You could not drag me kicking and screaming into a restaurant on Valentine's Day. WAY too crowded, and usually overpriced, for me. I would rather stay home and cook. My favorite menu is prime rib, or steaks, and heart-shaped pierogies.

Known as “Fat Tuesday” in many places, in Pa Dutch country and the Coal Region it is know as “Fasnacht Day” or “Donut Day” — it occurs on Shrove Tuesday, which begins the traditional 40-day period of fasting and prayer practiced by Christians prior to Easter (famously celebrated as Mardi Gra…

WILLIAMSPORT – The Lycoming County commissioners approved personnel, a $1 million grant for the levee and a new assistant solicitor during their Thursday meeting. On the PULSE publishes votes for action items every Thursday. 

Williamsport – Five years ago, politics could not have been farther from Derek Slaughter’s mind. He was a girls basketball coach, husband and a father. He could not have predicted that years later he would be sitting in the mayor’s seat as the first minority to hold the city’s highest office. 

A national dish of Poland, bigos is a traditional one-pot meat-and-cabbage stew, often referred to as a “hunter’s stew” and usually made during the winter months or for special occasions.  In Poland it’s the go-to dish for all of the holidays, small or large, and even on birthdays.


"It was not a plea for the negro.  It was a plea for man, for a fair chance for all, and then an injunction for all to work.  Steady, persevering work, he contended, was the only substantial road to greatness." 


It’s been nearly four weeks since newly elected District Attorney Ryan Gardner officially moved into his office on the fourth floor of the Lycoming County Courthouse – and he’s wasted no time in implementing a massive reorganization there, eliminating clerical positions, shuffling workloads,…

Several years ago, Montoursville’s girls basketball coach Travis Heap was looking for two assistant coaches. He settled on Curtis Jacobson and Kerri Datres. The problem was Curtis and Kerri were dating. What if the young couple got in a fight off the court and it lingered into the gym? Worse…