News

Prayer Shawl Ministry struggling to meet goal

Local news

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Bald Eagle United Presbyterian Church, 111 Main St., Mill Hall, has been providing knitted goods to various personal care homes, nursing homes and hospitals in the area for nearly 12 years. However, ...

POLICE NEWS — FEB. 16

Police, court and fires

Ice strikes windshield LINDEN — Robert Brown, 63, of Linden, was driving south on North Main Street, Muncy Creek Township, on Feb. 14 when a large piece of ice flew off another vehicle and struck his windshield, according to state police at Montoursville. Neither Brown nor his passenger, ...

One captain’s journey through cancer

Community

By Michael Martin Garrett Penn State News UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - By the time she came to Penn State, THON 2019 photography captain Brianna Barker had already overcome more than anyone her age should have to live through. Diagnosed at age seven with dilated cardiomyopathy, a condition that ...

Women’s Energy Network establishes Susquehanna Valley Chapter

Business

WILLIAMSPORT— The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) has come to Northcentral Pennsylvania with the formation of its new, Susquehanna Valley Chapter. This chapter will offer leadership and career development programs and provide networking opportunities for its members in 20 counties. The ...

The Arthur Goldstein Quartet performs at Trinity UM

Religion

The Arthur Goldstein Quartet will present the best of post-bop jazz and original material, including pieces by Arthur Goldstein (piano) and Kevin Lowe (drums) on Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 128 W. Howard St., Bellefonte. The production is part of the Sunday ...

FINDING SUPPORT

Health

HEALTH - Alzheimer’s and Caregivers Support Group — 7 p.m. March 12 (second Tuesday of the month), Conference Room B of Susque-View Home. Information: Fran Decker at 748-4302. - Parkinson’s Support Group — Open to everyone interested in learning about the disease, 3 p.m. March 13 ...

What are host plants and why do we need them?

Outdoors

“What are host plants?” was a question I received while teaching a recent Master Gardener workshop. It’s a very good question and those who are interested in helping pollinators, such as bees, moths, and butterflies, may find the answer particularly useful. Let’s use butterflies ...

Crowd expected at Tuesday’s planning meeting

Local news

By JOHN RISHEL jrishel@lockhaven.com LOCK HAVEN — There could be a full house at the Clinton County Courthouse next Tuesday night, as the Clinton County Planning Commission has announced a venue change for its upcoming monthly meeting. The February meeting, originally scheduled at the ...

Avis Minit Mart gone… new one to be built

Community

LANA MUTHLER/THE EXPRESS The Minit Mart on Woodward Avenue in Avis is all but gone, as workers from Charles Construction were clearing the scene Friday morning to make way for construction of a new Minit Mart at the same site. The business closed last month and began removing merchandise and ...

Finding Faith: Woodstock remembered

Religion

It has been fifty years since the landmark music festival was held on Max Yasgur’s 600-acre dairy farm. The area is now known as Bethel Woods where a Center for the Arts was built to inspire and empower individuals through the arts and humanities. As a youth, my cousin and his longtime ...

TAKE STEPS TO RECOVERY

Health

Editor’s note: Groups listed below focus on recovery from addiction, and the meetings are open to the general public, unless otherwise indicated. Al-Anon is for friends and family members of addicts, and Romans 12:2 is for people battling addiction and their families. — — — ...

Keeping it green: Gaining 60 pounds a day

Outdoors

One of the most popular sessions at the annual Mid Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Conference (MAFVC) is on pumpkins. Not hard to see why as it is grown on hundreds of Pennsylvania farms, over several thousand acres, and having a crop value of over $13 million. In fact, the production of orange ...

CMMS roof repairs estimated at $600,000

Local news

By CHRIS MORELLI cmorelli@lockhaven.com MILL HALL — The winter weather has taken a toll on the roof at Central Mountain Middle School. Prior to Thursday night’s Keystone Central School District board meeting, a special finance, property and planning meeting was held at the Central ...

Courthouse Roundup

Police, court and fires

MARRIAGE LICENSES - Adebodun A. Idowu, of Newark, N.J., to Ekundayo E. Lymon, of Newark, N.J., on Feb. 5. - Kalsey Mae Rupert, of Beech Creek, to Kenneth Paul Smith, of Beech Creek, on Feb. 11. - Kathy Jo Scully, of Jersey Shore, to John P. Winter, of Jersey Shore, on Feb. ...

LOCAL BRIEFS

Community

SV Lions Club plans bingo LOGANTON — The Sugar Valley Lions Club is sponsoring cash bingo on March 8 and April 12 at the Lions Club, 55 Sportsman Road, Loganton. Doors will open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. For tickets call Elisabeth at 570-725-2148 or Bob at 570-725-3665. ...

LOCAL CHURCH BRIEFS

Religion

Friendship Potluck dinner FLEMINGTON — Flemington United Methodist Church Joyful Workers invite everyone to a Friendship Potluck dinner on Sunday, Feb. 24 following worship service. Members of Mill Hall and Lamar United Methodist Churches have been invited as well. SVC of Brethren to ...

PA bear harvest totals 3,153 for 2018

Outdoors

HARRISBURG — One of these years, Pennsylvania is going to break the 4,000-bear barrier for a third time in annual black bear harvests. There was hope it would in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season. But unfavorable weather ...

Robert Noerr seeks nomination for House seat

Local news

Robert Noerr, of Fryburg, Clarion County, has announced he is seeking the Republican nomination for the District 12 Congressional seat in the May 21 special election. Noerr, 34, said if he is selected as the Republican nominee in the special election he plans to move into District 12 ...