Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. has a stroke. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death, and the number one cause of disability. Rapid treatment for stroke is the key to preventing long-term disability.

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DANVILLE – Due to the expansion of and investment in Geisinger’s Life Flight program, the Life Flight 1 base will be relocating from Montour County to Snyder County. This summer’s move creates more space for the program’s maintenance team.

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A stroke impacts the brain, and the brain controls our behavior and emotions. After a stroke, survivors often experience emotional and behavioral changes. Emotional and behavioral changes are a common effect of stroke. Not only can stroke impact one's mood and outlook, but the area of the br…

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WILLIAMSPORT – Students participating in Key Club at South Williamsport High School recently raised funds to purchase Tricia's Totes care totes for patients at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center in Williamsport. The reusable totes are filled with products for use during cancer treatments including w…

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently celebrated the achievements of nearly 900 graduates during the 142nd spring commencement ceremonies. At 7 p.m. on Friday, May 10, 2019 graduate students received their degrees in the Thomas Fieldhouse. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019 undergrad…

Mark your calendars for the 2019 James V. Brown Author Gala on Oct. 24, which will feature bestselling author Lisa See.In her many beloved New York Times bestsellers, including “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” “Peony in Love,” “Shanghai Girls,” “Dreams of…

LOCK HAVEN  — Lock Haven University and UPMC Susquehanna have announced a partnership that will provide important opportunities for health education to LHU students, UPMC employees and the local community. The new partnership will enhance Lock Haven University’s health professions programs t…

WILLIAMSPORT – Members of the Susquehanna Valley Big Twins Motorcycle Club from Lock Haven recently delivered stuffed animals to the Emergency Departments at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, UPMC Susquehanna Lock Haven, UPMC Susquehanna Muncy, and UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailor…

The Learning Center, a program of the Lycoming County Library System, will be discontinued at the end of June 2019.The Learning Center is an adult basic education provider that works to equip Lycoming County adults with the basic literacy skills they need to be better family members, workers…

When someone mentions their appendix, they are usually talking about having it removed. Most people are only aware of their appendix when it becomes inflamed and infected, requiring a general surgeon to remove it, also known as an appendectomy. 

Warmer weather is finally here, and the kids are ready to have some fun outdoors. Whether it’s swimming, hiking, biking, or just going to the playground, your children want to be on the move as the weather warms up. As they get more active outdoors, they are likely to fall, slip, and stumble…

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna welcomes Abdalla M. Sholi, MD, as the new regional medical director for oncology. As the regional director, Dholi will oversee the UPMC Hillman Cancer Centers in Williamsport and in Wellsboro, as well as UPMC Cole Patterson Cancer Center in Coudersport.

The final piece of the triology really pulls the whole story together. Which is what a good third part of a trilogy is suposed to do of course. Its all building to the final conflict, and follows those who remain of the Fellowship as they all try their best to be ready for the dark days ahea…

The Goblet of Fire is truly the turning point of the series. Up until now, things had always been a little dark, a little worrisome between the adventures and simple troubles of a magical preteen, but nothing too serious. But now, things truly start to get serious, as the risks become larger…

I listened to this comedy CD while I was completing a home improvement project and it was, as my mother would call “a hoot!” I would not however not recommend this comedy special to my mom. She would not approve of Patton’s language, his candor or the Trump reflection. But I am all about irr…

I really enjoyed this story. The author was inspired by polish fairy tales and the book features a young female protagonist on a journey to find herself and save her kingdom from an evil wood that devours and corrupts everything in its path. It has a little bit of everything, magic, big batt…

So, the cover of this book was off-putting to me. It looks serious. The title sounds serious. I don’t like heavy outer space books. But this one was short and came highly recommended so I tried it. I am now on the third in the series and am going to move on to her fantasy books. The stories …

Thank you, Reese Witherspoon for selecting this book for your Book Club and getting this on my radar! Orlean details the April 1986 fire in the Los Angeles Public Library, efforts to find who started it, attempts to rebuild, and what libraries mean to people and communities. This is more tha…

I was so excited to get my hands on this book, which was named a Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Oprah and more!This time, Liz Gilbert is back with a fictional story set in the theatrical underworld of 1940s New York City. Vivian is sent to live with her Aunt Peg who owns the Lily Playhouse…

This was an Amazon book of the month that examined the opioid crisis from the perspective of a high-school student athlete. Mickey is injured right before softball season and is prescribed OxyContin for her hip injury. Determined to make it back on the field for her final season, Mickey find…

Reichl was the editor of Gourmet for years and this memoir of her time with that magazine was an enjoyable read. The descriptions of business, food, and family life in the fast pace of NYC make this a quick read.

I picked up Dave Barry’s Lessons from Lucy because it was a dog book, but as I read I enjoyed the life lessons Dave Barry has accumulated in 70 years of living and writing.Yes, dogs accept us as we are and live in the moment, but the true message was in the appendix where Barry described his…

WILLIAMSPORT – In celebration and support of the diagnostic and life-saving work of the Kathryn Candor Lundy Breast Health Center at UPMC Susquehanna, Fred and Arlene Stahl, of Williamsport, donated $100,000 to Susquehanna Health Foundation.

PENNS CREEK – T&D’s Cats of the World opens for their 29th year on Saturday, May 4, 2019. The wildlife sanctuary, located in Penns Creek near Middleburg, will be open from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through May. Gates close at 5 p.m.

 WILLIAMSPORT -- Williamsport First Friday for May will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2019 in Downtown Williamsport. Parking downtown will be free during First Friday. Most events will be free.

WILLIAMSPORT – UPMC Susquehanna recently hosted a Donate Life Month Celebration. The event featured presentations on UPMC Susquehanna’s work in promoting organ transplantation and donation by members of UPMC Susquehanna’s Organ and Tissue Donation Council, Steve Johnson, president of UPMC Su…

WILLIAMPSORT – UPMC Susquehanna’s Heartworks is celebrating 10 years of offering grief support services for children, teens, and their families with an open house from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at UPMC Williamsport Regional Medical Center, Divine Providence Campus, 3rd Flo…

WILLIAMSPORT -- The Class-A Short-Season New York-Penn League and its member clubs, including the Williamsport Crosscutters, are proud to announce that the league's philanthropic arm, the NYPL Charitable Foundation, will once again award more than $10,000 in scholarships this summer to deser…

WILLLIAMSPORT -- Community Arts Center is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Student Summer Stock production will be Disney’s Newsies. Student Summer Stock at the CAC in collaboration with Lycoming College’s Theater and Music departments, is committed to providing a high-quality, positive, a…

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will hold its first-ever Craft Supply Swap and Crafternoon from 12:30-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 19.Bring in your gently used (or never-got-around-to-using-it) art and craft supplies and check out what others brought for you to take home. Crafters are…

LEWISBURG -- For National Volunteer Week, celebrated from April 7-13, 2019, Evangelical recognized how volunteers make a difference to the patient experience every day through the giving of their time and talents. Volunteers reaching milestones in their contribution of time were presented sp…

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT  – A Mother's Day Spring Craft Show will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2014 at the The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store (252 U.S. Route 15). Visitors will have a chance to make their own succulent planter craft just in time for Mother’s Day …

Although menopause is a natural part of aging for women, many women aren’t happy when they start recognizing the signs. Technically, menopause is when a woman stops menstruating— signaling the end of her ability to develop eggs and reproduce. Emotionally, many women feel the transition is mo…

The Youth Services Department of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is celebrating the magic of reading this spring.During the month of April, staff members read to 88 classrooms served by the Storymobile early childhood vehicle and distributed new books for children as part of th…

The James V. Brown Library is launching a new initiative to ensure that high-speed internet access is available to all residents in the greater Williamsport area by letting patrons check out wireless WiFi hotspots that can connect to the internet from just about anywhere.Beginning Monday, Ap…

WILLIAMSPORT – The Pajama Factory's annual Spring Festival is back and bigger and better than ever. The Green-o-Ree Spring Festival is located at 1307 Park Ave., Williamsport, and will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019. Free admission and family friendly.

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