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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. ...

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 ...