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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 ...

Patz family to America part III

MONTGOMERY - “On Sundays we walked to church which seemed a long way as I was five or six, but in reality it was two to three miles from our house. My recollections was it was a beautiful building with a big pipe organ. The collection bag was unique, attached to a long metal wand which the ...

Bigfoot Subs makes imprint

MUNCY - Food and friends are an unbeatable combination. The joy of cooking for friends eventually altered Brian Taggart’s career path leading him into the pub and sub business. “I graduated from Bloomsburg University with a degree in Environmental Studies, moved to Philadelphia and spent ...

Brelsford Motors reaches century milestone in Muncy

MUNCY - Three generations of the Brelsford family have been in the driver’s seat at Brelsford’s Motors and Equipment Company in Muncy. All family owner’s given names begin with the letter “G,” George, Glenn and Gary. Their’s is quiet possibly the oldest remaining family business ...