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CUNNINGHAM — Derrick and Desirae Cunningham of Williamsport are parents of a son, Flynn Ellis Cunningham, born at 9:22 p.m. on March 1 at Geisinger Medical Center. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 1 ounce at 19 inches. The mother is the former Desirae Wolfe. Grandparents are Scott and Bonnie ...

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RUSSELL — Maria Kathleen Russell, daughter of Jason and Michelle Russell of Bellefonte, was born at Mount Nittany Medical Center on July 31, 2020 at 9:19 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and measured 21.5 inches long. Maria joins her brothers Luke and Benjamin at home. She is also blessed ...

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ACQUINO — Jeff and Emily Acquino of Burien, Washington, announce the birth of their son, Arthur Francis, born on Jan. 16, 2021. Arthur weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and was 19 inches long. He is named for two of his great-grandfathers. Arthur is the grandson of Steve and Terry Acquino of ...

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RICKER — Thomas Michael Ricker (TM) of Lock Haven, and Mary Elizabeth Fecteau of Renovo announce the birth of their son, Trevor Michael Ricker. Trevor arrived at 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. He weighed 8 pounds, ten ounces and measured 21 ...

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Alexandra M. McCarty

This lovely young lady turned 12 years old on Oct. 20 and celebrated with a few of her best friends on Oct. 24 at her home. Ali and her sister, Madisyn, were able to return to school. Ali is now in middle school and next year she will be a teenager. Ali is active in her Youth Grange at ...

Liam celebrates sixth birthday

PHOTO PROVIDED This handsome young man is Liam Getgen the son of Susan and Zach Getgen. Liam turned 6 on Sept. 6. He celebrated with a monster jam party with family and friends. Liam was really excited to start kindergarten at Woodward Elementary. He is the grandson of the late Steve Ransdorf, ...

Younger set: Madisyn Anne McCarty

This sassy, but sweet little lady celebrated her ninth birthday on Saturday, June 20. The party was held outside at her home with her friends. The kids painted their own vases and had a water battle with water balloons and water guns. Madi likes to play soccer and go roller blading with her ...

Alexandra M. McCarty

Alexandra turned 11 years old on Oct. 20 and celebrated by having a bowling party at Midway Bowling in Mt. Holly Springs with many of her good firends on Oct. 19. Ali is in the fifth grade. Ali is a wonderful young girl who is very active. She is on the swim team at her school, is active with ...

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Walnut Street Christian School names honor students

AVIS — The following students were named to honor rolls at Walnut Street Christian School: HONOR ROLL Second Grade — Carson Brooks, Simon Eakin, Lincoln Krick, Rhyan Sox, Owen Williams, and Victoria Zollitsch Fourth Grade — Thomas Barrett, Evelynne Krick, and Gabriel Winkleman ...

In the Schools: Collin Jones

MILL HALL — Collin Jones of Mill Hall, competed for the Flying Dutchmen during the Winter 2020-2021 sports season. Jones, a graduate of Central Mountain High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in digital communications at Lebanon Valley College. Jones was a member of the men’s ...

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Makenna R. Butler Makenna R. Butler of Lock Haven has been named to the fall dean’s list at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. She is a first-year pre-medicine student. Indiana University dean’s list The following local students were named to the dean’s list at Indiana ...

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Etters — Lipscomb

Robert and Ruth Etters of Howard announce the engagement of their daughter, Bobbi Jo Etters, to Elisha Lipscomb. Bobbi Jo is a 2019 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School and is employed at Bright Star. Elisha, a son of Shakima Wright, is a 2017 graduate of Bellefonte High School and is ...

Miller — Nagel

Rebecca Grace Miller and Jonathon Ryan Nagel of Raleigh, N.C. recently announced their engagement. Rebecca is the daughter of James D. and Theresa Miller of Mill Hall. Jonathon is the son of Mark and Sheri Nagel of Manalapan, N.J. A September, 2022 wedding is being planned.

Hewitt-Summers

Lyndsey Hewitt and Robert Summers of Portland, Ore., are pleased to announce their engagement. Hewitt, a native of Lock Haven, is the daughter of Tim and Nicole Hewitt, of Lock Haven, and Sandra Anderson, of Oskaloosa, Iowa. Hewitt, 30, is a news coordinator at The Columbian newspaper in ...

Taylor — Dorman

Ted and Tamara Taylor, South Williamsport, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Taylor, formerly of South Williamsport, to Ian Dorman, formerly of Mackeyville. The couple resides in Massillon, Ohio and is planning an Oct. 9, 2021 wedding at the Bush House Estate in ...

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Packers celebrate 70 years of marriage

Gerald R. and Audrie Packer, of Beech Creek, celebrated their 70th anniversary on March 31. They met while Audrie was attending Lock Haven Teachers College. She was from the Pittsburgh area and met Gerald while living with her aunt and uncle in Orviston. They had two sons, Kurt (Linda) ...

Thompsons celebrate 70 years of marriage

Ronald and Carolyn Thompson of Salladasburg are observing their 70th wedding anniversary on March 17, 2021. They were married by the Rev. Robert Fleck in Salladasburg United Methodist Church. Mrs. Thompson is the former Carolyn Cohick. She was born in Lock Haven, a daughter of the late ...

Couple celebrates 70th anniversary

Harold and Sara (Moore) Englert, both 1950 graduates of Lock Haven High School, are celebrating their 70th anniversary on March 11, 2021. After graduation, Harold worked at the Lock Haven School District and Sara worked at Sylvania in Mill Hall. The couple were married on March 11, 1951 in ...

Mitchells to observe 75th wedding anniversary

Laura (Wellendorf) and Garrett Mitchell will celebrate 75 years of marriage on Jan. 25. They were married during a break from their time in the military in 1946. Both raised in South Williamsport, they lived in State College while Garrett finished his electrical engineering degree at Penn ...

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Hampton — Robert

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Hampton, of Atlanta, Ga., are pleased to announce the Dec. 28 nuptials of their daughter, Mary Cameron Elizabeth Hampton, to Luke Benjamin Robert at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Sandy Springs, Ga. The Rev. Monsignor Joe Corbett and the Rev. Dr. G. Gilman ...

Brickley — Walker

Faith Brickley and Darrion Walker were married on Aug. 15, 2020 on the bank of the Susquehanna River at Kremser’s Landing in Montoursville. The beautiful 6 p.m. waterfront ceremony was led by Chaplain Aaron Reitz. The ceremony included a Mother’s Rose Ceremony, honoring the mothers of ...

Couple renews wedding vows on 10th anniversary

Ryan and Sandra Jennings renewed their wedding vows on their 10th anniversary on Saturday July 18, 2020 at the Clinton County Fairgrounds with their three beautiful children and puppy joining them. Their son and puppy were ring barriers and two daughters were flower girls.

Kunes — Merrill

After nine years together Brittany Kunes and Carl Merrill Jr. finally tied the knot! The high school sweethearts got married on Aug. 31, 2019 surrounded by loving friends and family at Millstone Farm and Inn. The ceremony was officiated my Pastor Kathleen Danley. The bride is the daughter ...

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Real Taste Taqueria

Chef Curiel Bame has always known he wanted to share his love of food with others and Cinco de Mayo on Wednesday, May 5 is the perfect time to check out his fare. His menu is designed with a fusion of American and authentic Mexican flavors to appeal to all. From the time he was a young boy ...

Thriving bakeries sweeten the West Branch

“Life is short. Eat dessert first.” - Jacques Torres The word bakery conjures up images of confectionery perfectionary. Sparkling with sugar, shining with glaze, frosted with satiny chocolate, infused with creamy vanilla, peanut butter, Bavarian and fruit fillings. Is your sweet tooth ...

Susquehanna Greenway Partnership provides pandemic escape

For the past five years, Corey Ellison has been hard at work educating the region about the parks and trails that line the Susquehanna River’s banks. As the executive director of the nonprofit Susquehanna Greenway Partnership (SGP) based in Lewisburg, she knows first-hand how important the ...

‘Farm kid’ reigns as dairy princess

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, 17-year-old Katelyn Taylor has been determined to fulfill her role as the 2020 Lycoming County Dairy Princess. Her duties are to promote and represent the dairy farmers and industry within the county, while assisting at state events. Although her reign ends May ...