Community

What’s happening in Howard? By Tammy Coakley

MISSIONS MEAL There will be a missions meal at the Yarnell Community Building on Saturday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat meal of chicken and waffles will be served by the Yarnell Church. The cost is $8 per person over the age of 10 years old. Those younger can eat free. The ...

Grace Kramer

Grace Kramer turning 90; surprise party planned

MILL HALL — Friends and family of Grace Kramer are invited to stop by her home at 36 Lizardville Road, Mill Hall, and wish her a happy birthday at a surprise open house from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, April 1. Grace will turn 90 on March 28. She has lived in Mill Hall most of her life and is ...

Parmesan makes vegetables better

Parmesan cheese is one of those staples that everyone has in their fridge. Not just a topping for spaghetti, Parmesan makes most savory dishes come to life, and, as I’ve discovered while trying to eat healthier, makes vegetables taste way better. Did you know that Parmesan is low in fat and ...

36-37 Jacksonville School

Jacksonville students in 1936-37

PHOTO PROVIDED Students in grades 1-4 are seen at the Jacksonville school house in Marion Township during the 1936-37 school year. Ivy J. Woomer of Howard found this photo among her mother’s posessions and is sharing it with Express readers. She said the teacher, at left, is Nora Weight, ...

Happy Travelers getting ready for a trip

LOCK HAVEN — Those traveling with the Pennsylvania Happy Travelers to the Ark Encounter & Creation Museum are asked to come between 5 p.m. and the time of the group’s regular meeting on April 13 to pick up their luggage tags and final itineraries. The club welcomes all to attend ...

Speech contest

Speech winners visit MH Rotary

PHOTO PROVIDED Winners of the Rotary Four-Way Test Speech Contest at Central Mountain High School presented their speeches at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Mill Hall Sunrise. From left are Anna Berger, first-place winner; Jason Walker, club president; Clayton Hanley, runner-up; and ...

First Place in Web Page Design - Lacey Geyer and Michael Bailey (Not Pictured, Casey McClellan).

Nine BEA students advance to state competition

Nine Bald Eagle Area Tech Team members advanced to the Pennsylvania State Computer Fair Competition, after earning first place slots at the regional contest. BEA students earned top honors in Web Page Design, Digital Movie, and Programming categories at the Central Intermediate Unit 10 ...

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Bud and the Dynamics have recently announced they will host Budstock II this summer, to coincide with Chapman Township’s annual community picnic in North Bend. The group is inviting local musicians to join the music festival, set for August 5, a celebration of talent from throughout the county and even beyond. This photo was taken two years ago when the members celebrated the band’s 50th anniversary. From left are Ron Jones, Bud Hallberg, Gary Eberhard and Wayne Stoltz.

Budstock music festival to return this summer

By KEVIN RAUCH For The Express RENOVO — Fifty-two years ago, local Renovo musicians Bud Hallberg and Paul “Flip” Mills combined their musical talents and formed Bud and the Dynamics. Two years ago, in 2015, the guys from the band celebrated their 50th anniversary when they hosted ...

Pat Smith PRR House

March House of the Month

PHOTO PROVIDED The PRR (Preserve, Renew and Revitalize Western Clinton County) House of the Month for March is owned by Pat Smith. Located in Farwell, Chapman Township, it is an example of one of the goals the PRR organization promotes — keeping property well maintained and an asset to the ...

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Jen Miller stands with products in her new hair salon, Timeless.

Jen Miller opens her own hair studio

LOCK HAVEN — Several weeks ago, Jen Miller made her dream come true and opened her own hair salon – Timeless Salon at 33 Bellefonte Ave. in Lock Haven. Jen, who’s been cutting, coloring, setting and styling hair for the past 12 years, was as excited as she could be about this new ...

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At top, Total Technique Dance Academy members pose for a photo dressed in the costumes for their appearance at Disney. They are, from left, front, Brandi Baney, Tatiana Gentzel, Brooklyn Bechdel, Layla Hayes and Jessalyn Bathurd; middle, Madison Stewart, Abby Mumbauer, Eve Eisenhower, Megan Marion, Ari Newlen and Holly Knepp; back, Annette Wockenfuss, Abigail Martin, Jade Stasko, Jen Walizer-Rumbalski, Total Technique Dance Co. owner Lydia Wockenfuss and Abby Bradley. Above at left, Brooklynn Bechdel accepted the trophy presented to the dance team for the dance they performed at Disney.

Local girls dance their way to Disney

LOCK HAVEN — For months the lives of girls and their families revolved around a trip to Florida and an opportunity to dance at Disney. They practiced their dance routines non-stop. They selected and altered their costumes so they fit just right. They held fundraisers and collected ...

SENIOR CENTER MENUS

Bread available daily Monday — Roast pork and gravy with dressing, mashed potatoes, creamy brussels sprouts, baked egg custard. Tuesday — Barbecued chicken thigh, au gratin potatoes, California vegetable medley, chocolate cake with pudding. Wednesday — Turkey stew with mixed ...

FINDING SUPPORT

HEALTH r Covenant Cafe, a social engagement program for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s — 1-3 p.m. Tuesday (first and third Tuesdays of the month), Covenant United Methodist Church, 44 W. Main St., Lock Haven. Information: Fran Decker, 570-748-4302. GRIEF r GriefShare — 7 ...

Blackmail and intrigue in 1917

I’m going to do something I never do. When I write one of these columns, I include as much detail as I can. Names, dates, anything I can find, I try to throw in the column. That generally is why the readers forgive me when it’s also full of smart-alecky comments. I hate to fudge on the ...

Everybody Walk PA 2017

Penn State Extension will be taking a virtual walk for the fourth year – this time learning about and enjoying the beautiful and exciting cities in Pennsylvania. We’ll learn about their history, how to see them on foot, famous foods, and fun facts. This is a great program for worksites, ...

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Tulips are a favorite in the spring, but not all varieties will bloom year after year.

Success with spring bulbs

At this time of year, the gray tones of winter begin to give way to brilliant splashes of color, thanks in large part to spring bulbs. Available in nearly every color and size, bulbs help to make spring a beautiful time of year. As a Master Gardener, I’m often asked about bulbs, and the ...

Meeting the author

Meeting the author

EXPRESS ARCHIVES Clark Packer, who is seen here with Daria Baron-Hall, tells us this photo was taken at Beech Creek Elementary School in 1990 or 1991. He contacted us the day this photo first appeared in our “Old Photo Album.” Baron-Hall is showing him a copy of her book “Only at the ...

Blood drives

Monday — Mill Hall Church of Christ, 205 Main St., 1-6 p.m. Thursday — Albright United Methodist Church, 47 E. Main St., Loganton, 1-6 p.m. Donors are asked to bring photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome at all drives. To sign up for a time slot, visit www.redcrossblood.org, call ...

Meetings next week

Monday r Clinton County Commissioners, 9 a.m. r Lock Haven City Council, 7 p.m. r Wayne Township Supervisors, 7 p.m. r Bellefonte Borough Council, 7 p.m. Tuesday r Centre County Commissioners, 10 a.m. r Clinton County Planning Commission, 7 p.m. r Woodward Township ...

Reunions

Editor’s Note — We are anxious to continue to run announcements on family and class reunions every Saturday, and we try to keep an accurate accounting. However, there has been some confusion lately about getting the proper information to us, as times and places change often. Please send ...