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Susquehanna Mills hosts outing in Pennsdale

PENNSDALE-Joshua Leidhecker has traded his construction hat for a farmer’s cap after deciding to work with local agriculturalists. The owner of Susquehanna Mills is providing an outlet for foods grown by local farmers at the mill’s epicenter in Pennsdale. From farm to processing, ...

Easter eggs glowed at The Beacon

HUGHESVILLE-An after dark Easter egg hunt at The Beacon United Methodist Church was a new slant on a much awaited annual event. Eggs of many colors were stuffed with candies and a light stick aided scavengers in finding and filling baskets. “I saw the idea last year on the internet and ...

Luminary’s 180th anniversary; The first 94 years, a Painter family legacy

MUNCY - Brothers, who 180 years ago founded The Muncy Luminary, were an integral part of the growth and development of the West Branch area at Muncy. They were however, not Muncy natives but born in Sunbury, Northumberland County. The brother’s great-grandfather had emigrated from Germany ...

Come nest with me

The days have arrived when migrating birds are flying in joining those that have wintered here. The male Red-winged Blackbird, one of those early arriving migrants, sizes up suitable nesting habitat such as marshy, reedy areas and fields of tall grasses and sets up shop in hopes of impressing ...

A sixty-year butchering tradition continues

WHITE HALL– A ‘Kettle Cook’ has been a 60-year attraction held the second weekend each March by the Northern Montour Sportsman Association. The event takes place at the clubhouse and grounds located on Sportsman’s Road south of White Hall bordering the waters of Chillisquaque Lake, ...

Sky no Limit

The Luminary welcomes Major Charles A. Danley, since 2020 of Port Royal, Virginia, formerly of Muncy. Danley is our first subject in a new series highlighting current and former service members who enlisted after the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and those who were currently enlisted. After 20 ...

‘Sew Whats’ quilters stitch together

ELIMSPORT-The “Sew Whats” quilting club consisted of seven members when forming in 2004. Back then the seamstresses, who had recently retired, were excited to have time to pursue their love of fabric, design and sewing. “Considering our wide range of interests and skill levels, we ...

Patz family part V

MONTGOMERY-In 1999, Erika and her brother Egon went back to Germany, at Hamburg, Timmendorf and Bremen, visiting cousins not seen for forty years. “I remembered our cousins from the last time we saw them before leaving Germany, I started to cry then everyone cried. I have a cousin also named ...

Patz Family – Part IV

MONTGOMERY - “It was a tearful reunion the next day at Milton where sister Nellie met us at the train. It was three years since we’d seen her. She and Hank, (her then fiance), drove us to the huge red brick farmhouse on the Tebb’s farm at Montgomery. It consisted of three huge ...

Universal instrument has soul

MUNCY-Alone in the quietness of his workshop, or among hundreds entertained in a concert hall, Mark Phillips continues to experience the best of both worlds. Phillips, a piano technician, began his career under the tutelage of his father. “As youngsters, my brother and I were responsible for ...