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“Take Christmas Outdoors” Contest

As indoor gatherings may be at a minimum this Christmas season, The Luminary along with generous advertising donors, are sponsoring a contest encouraging residents to ‘TAKE CHRISTMAS OUTDOORS.’ Decorating doorways, porches and lawns can be a safe alternative for the community to drive by ...

A Guy’s Gotta Eat

HUGHESVILLE - When Josh Fry makes the announcement "Mom, there's no snacks in the house," he doesn't look to someone else for a remedy, but literally takes the situation into his own hands. Josh will go about the kitchen gathering tools and assembling ingredients. And with three growing boys, ...

A Proud Flag-waving American Veteran

MONTGOMERY -  Perry Bullis of Montgomery, who did a six-year stint in the Navy during the Vietnamese War, describes himself as a proud flag-waving American.  Once the story is shared, one understands the reasoning behind his military themed lawn décor. Bullis was born in Minnesota to a ...

Antiques and Decor at Pennsdale’s Country Store

PENNSDALE-At Country Store Antiques & Decor, locals may delighted to know much of the building’s ambiance remains. For individuals outside the area, the store is a great discovery within the quaint village of Pennsdale. Just how much residents of the community resist the slipping away ...

Luminary editor and friend remembered by co-workers

MUNCY - Cindy Knier joined The Luminary as a staff-writer in 2003, and was named editor in October 2005. Her advancement followed the resignation of Vivian Daily, editor of 20 years, who returned to her native New Jersey. Since the weekly newspaper’s founding in 1841, Cindy became the ninth ...

Pumpkin Pie recipe shared by Grangers

Volunteers at Eagle Grange near Montgomery are getting plenty of practice baking the most traditional of Thanksgiving pies well before the arrival of the holiday later this month. The reason being every meal served at the Grange’s take-out Turkey Dinner on Nov. 14th will include a generous ...

Demolition and removal of familiar structure

MUNCY - Originally built as the Captain John Brady Grange #1355 near Pennsdale, the hall was named for the famed Indian fighter and hero of colonial wars and the American Revolution. Buried nearby, Brady was killed in ambush by Indians in 1779 near the present site of Muncy. The Grange was ...

Anniversary book named WWI veterans

NOTE: Weekly through November as the nation marks ‘Veteran’s Day,’ The Luminary will print accounts of five veterans born in the easter part of Lycoming County. Of the five natives, three left the area thus may have fallen from memory. However, all had relatives remaining here giving us ...

Store’s candy case… Grandchildren’s delight

UNITYVILLE - For 25 years at the Unityville store of Milton and Nettie (Long) Feister, the smudged finger prints from hands of numerous children showed where they’d pressed against the glass covered candy case. It was a time consuming decision for some youngsters, but for grandchildren ...

Fireplace, the hearth of the home

If ever there was a question of the quality of life of city verses country, Robin Powers would be the one to ask. She grew up in Queens, moved to the shore in New Jersey, before coming to rural Pennsylvania. “I’d often visited a friend here when a next door property came up for auction. ...