×
×
homepage logo

Local Features

‘Forest bathing’ connects with nature for wellness and healing

TIVOLI - A journey into the deep green world could put forth restorative and healing powers according to master Beth Jones, a certified Nature and Forest Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Jones was invited to speak in mid August to the Christian Ladies Group at the Tivoli ...

Beckoning Cat Project offers ‘Store Next Door’

The Beckoning Cat Project in Williamsport is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that depends on donations and fundraisers in order to offer low cost neutering for cats. There there is no cost to the residents of the boroughs participating in Compassionate Communities. The $25 fee is the cost to ...

New techniques illustrated at SVQG workshops

MUNCY - The Susquehanna Valley Quilt Guild (SVQG) has been busy learning new techniques since their quilt show was held last March. Members join the guild so they can learn and master the art of quilting. A quilt design called "Cactus Wreath" was introduced on Thursday, August 16 by Ann Shobert ...

Trekking North – Randy riles the Red Coats

Editor's Note: This is the fourth and final report of Randy Watts, who much like a group of captured settlers from 1779, were taken by British and Native Americans from Fort Freeland to the latter's stronghold at Fort Niagara, New York..TURBOTVILLE Randy Watts spent just two nights sleeping ...

Rain and revelations revealed while Randy treks north

(The third in a series of reports following the times and trials of hiker Randy Watts. From Fort Freeland, the local historian is retracing the path taken 239 years ago when his relatives were captured by the British and Native Americans, then marched northward to Fort Niagara in upstate New ...

Trekking north, Randy rambles on

TURBOTVILLE It was Saturday morning, August 4, when we were contacted by Randy Watts who continues his hike from Fort Freeland near Turbotville, to Fort Niagara at the mouth of the Genesee River in upstate New York.Our last communication was the previous Saturday near Muncy, along the trail ...

Blueberries help church blossom

MONTGOMERY - The fourth annual blueberry festival was held on Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Brick Lutheran Church in Montgomery. Organizers said this year was the best attendance they had so far.Sixty pounds of blueberries were donated by Green Barn Berry Farm according to chairperson, Nancy ...

Gordner family gathers at grove

UNITYVILLE - The 100th gathering of the Gordner/Stackhouse reunion occurred Sunday, July 29, 2018. The picnic, attended by 93 persons, was held at St. John's Lutheran Church at Gordner's Grove near Unityville.The duo surname identifying the conclave is credited to John Gordner 1809-1893 and his ...

Muncy native collects artifacts on early American natives

MUNCY - "Archaeology is systematic destruction!" These profound words are from noted historian and archaeologist Gary Fogelman of Muncy. The former phys ed teacher said he spent most of his boyhood wandering off to look for arrowheads and Native American artifacts." I didn't want to do ...

Montgomery’s WPA pool made a splash during depression

MONTGOMERY - During the 1930s when America was suffering through the ravages of the Great Depression, part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal was the forming of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). The WPA served a dual purpose by giving unemployed Americans paid work to build ...