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Remembering Miss Ruggles, a teacher never forgotten

MONTGOMERY - Evadne (pronounced ee-VOD-nee) Ruggles was a beloved English teacher and distinguished fisherwoman who made a long-lasting impression on her students. She began teaching at Montgomery Central School on East Houston Avenue in 1924 and retired from Montgomery Area High School in ...

Cousins cite creativeness as part of their DNA

MUNCY - When pondering 'Women in History,' what names come to mind? On the international front one might cite Mother Theresa, a Catholic nun who worked with the poor; while Amelia Earhart exemplifies a daring and adventurous spirit. These and more have been forever chronicled in the annals of ...

National quilting day observed

CLARKSTOWN - Quilters seem enthusiastic about their work and perhaps none more so than Rhonda Freezer, since 2011, one of the salespersons in the fabric department at the Ben Franklin Store in Clarkstown.Freezer, a Hughesville resident, is a veritable bundle of ambition who works at Muncy ...

Muncy Female Seminary noted for former First Lady

Editors Note: The following story is an excerpt from a series in August, 2018,written for the Williamsport Sun-GazetteMUNCY - The Muncy Female Seminary was chartered in 1840 "for the education of Female Youth in arts, sciences, and useful literature." The school attracted young women from ...

VStained glass window holds lasting legacy

PICTURE ROCKS - Two hundred years from now, will research reveal women as adventurous, accepting changes in residences and supportive of family, church and community? Those qualifications seem to personify Sarah Evans, a woman who came to embrace the Picture Rocks area.Born 1820 in Birmingham, ...

“Deeds of the Valley” presented to Montgomery Historical Society

MONTGOMERY - Anyone who is interested in the history of Alvira and the White Deer Valley of Pennsylvania has probably heard the story of the elderly lady who refused to leave her home as it was about it be razed to the ground. She sat on the front porch in her rocking chair until some ...

Pennsylvania names Mid State Trail 2019 Trail of Year

HARRISBURG - The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced the Mid State Trail has been named Pennsylvania's 2019 Trail of the Year. "Showcasing some of our state's most scenic areas, and offering hikers everything from gentle rail-trail travel to rigorous rocky climbs, ...

The Great Backyard Bird Count begins Friday

ITHACA, NY - The Cornell Lab in Ithaca, New York, one of the sponsors of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), has chartered its findings of collected bird observations and studies over the past 22 years since the annual event began.This year in the United States and Canada bird lists are more ...

Sound of violin lures 7th grader to music

HUGHESVILLE - Playing the violin seemed like a calling to Liam Turnbow of Hughesville. As a 7th grader he has been drawn to music since he was in second grade, he said. "It's amazing sound is what made me want to play the violin," said Liam who will be performing before the Williamsport ...

Music inspires young violinist to make others smile

MUNCY - Music became part of Gabrielle Myers' life at a young age of 4 when her parents, who also love music, noticed she had a real talent for it. "She was always singing and dancing," said Jen Myers who began to research music instruction for children. She learned about the Suzuki method, a ...