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Picture Rocks Council announces new appointment

Picture Rocks Borough Council is proud to announce the appointment of Dominick Spencer to serve as a Junior Council Person for a period of one year. Spencer was appointed by unanimous vote of the borough council at their October meeting. Dominick is the son of Desirea and Jason Delker and ...

Mask maker’s list included Santa Claus

PICTURE ROCKS - Teachers, family, friends and Santa Claus were among those for whom about 75 face coverings were sewed as protections from spreading Covid-19. The coverings were cooperatively made by nine-year-old Kenna Fisher, her mother Jennifer, and grandmother Karen Brandis of Picture ...

‘Century Moment’ writer recalled fires and floods

SULLIVAN COUNTY - We at The Luminary appreciate hearing from readers, and sometime ago received a letter from Janet (Peterman) Stugart, daughter of the late Howard Peterman, who for many years wrote a column in this paper. We reached out to Stugart who provided us with her father’s ...

Intern’s Career Path Took Abrupt Turn

HUGHESVILLE - “During my first year in nursing school I realized something didn’t click,” said Kathalina “Kathy” Ramos when a student at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem. Kathy’s career path took an abrupt turn with the sudden death of her grandmother. “I helped my ...

Ministerium Attains Century Mark

MUNCY - For the past 100 years, the Muncy Ministerium has sought to serve the area for Jesus Christ, through the partnership of pastors and churches located in the Muncy area. “Over the years, the work of the Muncy Ministerium has grown and changed with the needs and desires of the ...

Anchored to Cope with Today’s Challenges

By CAROL SONES SHETLER HUNTERSVILLE - When Margie Plotts set her sights on becoming a counselor, she was not a wide-eyed teenager but a seasoned individual with many life experiences behind her. After graduating from South Williamsport High School then Bloomsburg University in 1962, she taught ...

Without music life would B

NOTE - The Luminary plans a bi-weekly series noting local music teachers and their students. With so many technical apparatuses replacing musicians, kudos to instructors who strive to continue the art of making their own kind of music. HUGHESVILLE - Jacob Buck, son of Jennifer and Rodney Buck ...

Brew Crew Continues to Percolate

MUNCY - BYOC, or ‘Bring Your Own Chair’ was the solution devised by regulars who gather at a local Donut Shop near Muncy. The ‘Drive Thru Only’ criteria is met before clients proceed to the south end of the parking lot to retrieve folding chairs from their vehicles. Many individuals ...

Fire warden watches over local area

PENNSDALE - Togetherness in volunteering keeps this Muncy couple on the move. In 1992, Randy and Michelle McCauley came to Muncy where the family has embedded themselves in the community. Randy joined the local fire company as a teenager in his native Blossburg. He has since accumulated 38 ...

Memories recalled from the 9/11 terrorist attack

September 11, 2001, a day all will recall hearing the news of aerial assaults on the United States. Planes, high-jacked by terrorists, crashed in the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center in New York City; the Pentagon at the nation’s capital; and a forced downing near Pittsburgh in western ...