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Off Fellows honor deceased members

CAROL SHETLER/The LuminaryIn observance of Memorial Day, IOO flags were placed on the graves of deceased members of Brady Lodge 116. Current members traveled 80 miles, placing 25 flags in seven cemeteries. At Muncy, the group honored the late C. Philip Ritter, a Muncy Borough resident deceased ...

Revelation brought gasps at Memorial Day service

HUGHESVILLE - As the nation's citizenry paused to honor its war dead, so too did area residents who gathered on Memorial Day, May 27 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Hughesville. The audience soon learned why the speaker needed no teleprompter or index cards as SGM Lonnie Spicher's personal losses ...

Levi Houston established world-class factory in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY - Montgomery was officially founded in 1887, and one the town's earliest successful businessmen was New England native, Levi Houston (pronounced "HOUSE-ton"). In the 1892 publication "The History of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania" it was written, "The present borough of Montgomery ...

Traditional Easter egg hunt fulfills lifetime memories

HUGHESVILLE - Easter has become a big celebration with a traditional Easter egg hunt held each year on McConnell Drive in Hughesville. Two women, Judy Marquette and Leslie Umstead, have kept the event going for the past eight years by inviting all children, family and friends to come to a free ...

Quilting is a collectible art

PENNSDALE - Those immersed in the world of quilting learned several things about themselves as they listened to a presentation given by local artist, designer and quiltmaker, Wendy Etzel.During the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild's (SVQG) monthly meeting, April 25 in Pennsdale, Etzel asked the ...

Quilting is a collectible art

PENNSDALE - Those immersed in the world of quilting learned several things about themselves as they listened to a presentation given by local artist, designer and quiltmaker, Wendy Etzel.During the Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild's (SVQG) monthly meeting, April 25 in Pennsdale, Etzel asked the ...

At 106, Muncy native still comes home to visit

MUNCY - Family history and a scholarship dinner at Bucknell University brought Fannie Rachael Wood Brown back to Muncy for a weekend visit. On Friday, March 29, Fannie who goes by 'Suze' made her way back to her hometown to deliver a family bible to the James Wood family. At 106 years old, she ...

Stained glass window from old church gets new life

MUNCY - Recently a true work of art has been restored and donated to the Muncy Historical Society. This gift was originally part of the Lutheran Church that once stood on 100 N. Main Street in Muncy just across the alley next to the Historical Museum. The building still remains and was ...