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Legacy Ranch to teach life skills to abused women

MUNCY - A group of spiritual sisters in Christ have banded together, forming Legacy Healing Ranch Ministries which is to be a sanctuary for abused women and children to heal, grow and flourish in a safe, loving and grace filled environment. It was Holly Markel who first posed the idea finding ...

Margaret’s Garden, a tribute to a tender of flowers

PICTURE ROCKS - A marker at the side entrance of the Picture Rocks Baptist Church bears the inscription — “Margaret’s Garden, in loving memory of Margaret McClain Dorman, 1911 - 2001.” We learned its significance from the deceased’s children, while gathered around the kitchen table in ...

Tombstone symbols speak without uttering a word

Deciphering symbols etched or craved on tombstones can have specific interpretations or meanings. Examples of such were part of a program presented to the ‘History Buffs’ by Sarah Parrish on July 19. The topic, ‘The Cemeteries of Sullivan County,’ had been researched by Parrish, a ...

Pastor assigned to local UM churches

On Sunday, July 4, 2021, the United Methodist Churches (UMC) of Picture Rocks and Tivoli welcomed Katherine A. Behrens, the newly appointed pastor. The Hughesville resident is a native of Sawmill Holler near Havre de Grace, MD. The pastor’s former post had been a 19-year stay at the Wallis ...

The Lycoming County Fair and surrounding community in 1870

The beginnings of what is now the Lycoming County Fair, was chronicled by guest speaker David Richards at the fair grounds on July 17, 2021. The Picture Rocks native and historian was introduced by fair president, Rocky Reed, a former high school classmate. Snippets taken from local ...

Bench honors fair volunteer

A bench at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds will honor fair volunteer Melvin E. “Chip” Swisher, Jr. He was born May 27, 1964 in Williamsport to Unityville residents Melvin E. Swisher, Sr., and the late Grace (Holmes) Swisher. A graduate of Hughesville High School class of 1982, Chip was ...

President shares lifelong county fair experiences

HUGHESVILLE - As the 150th year of the Lycoming County Fair comes to a close on Saturday, July 24, The Luminary spoke with the person at the helm, President Rocky Reed. The president shared his experiences from the time he was a child forward to the present. “As a child, I came with my ...

Quilts at Muncy’s Textile Show

MUNCY - Quilts made by locals artists and others at the 2021 show hosted by the Muncy Historical Society during their 16th show on July 9 and 10, included the theme challenge ‘Log Cabin Variations.’ Among those The Luminary chose to highlight a select few quilts: An antique quilt by Mrs. ...

Lycoming Women Democrats name scholarship winners

With a view of the Susquehanna River and the Hiawatha Paddle Wheel Riverboat, the Lycoming County Women Democrats (LWD) held their annual picnic at the Susquehanna State Park on Thursday, June 24. Based on their community’s public service, two local senior girls were each awarded $400 ...

What Makes People Speak Up?

(Sarah is a Elimsport native, a sophomore English major with a passion for writing and politics. She attends Cedarville University at Cedarville, Ohio.) My friends describe me as someone with strong convictions. I was described as a tattle tale when I was younger. What can I say? I like the ...