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Small Business Saturdays start today in downtown Lock Haven

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — 2020 has brought a lot of changes for everyone but not all of them are bad. Unlike in past years, Downtown Lock Haven Inc. is kicking off multiple Small Business Saturdays in an effort to draw attention to downtown businesses and encourage residents to shop local this holiday ...

Scouts rake leaves at the Heisey Museum

Community

PHOTO PROVIDED Scouts from Woolrich Troop 66 spent their Saturday morning raking leaves at the Heisey Museum. Over 10 trash bags were filled with brush and leaves. Woolrich Troop 66 is always open to community service hours. Please contact Troop 66 at scoutsbsatroop66@gmail.com. Pictured, ...

Best Western recognizes Ron and Abby Pete

Business

LOCK HAVEN — Best Western Hotels and Resorts recently recognized Ron and Abby Pete of the Best Western Lock Haven with a Silver Anniversary Award in honor of their 25 years of service to the brand. The award was presented last month at Best Western’s first-ever Virtual Convention in front ...

Finding Faith: Much to be thankful for in America

Religion

We have so much to be thankful for, even if all is not well and even this year with the COVID-19 pandemic. We live in a great country. One could argue a strong case that America is the greatest nation in the world by the standard of several measures. God has blessed our nation with great ...

Growing Tips: Amaryllis for the holidays

Garden

At this time of year, it’s not uncommon to see Amaryllis bulbs sold as holiday gifts. In fact, they seem to be everywhere. There’s something especially appealing about a colorful, blooming plant during the cold, dark days of winter. Amaryllis bulbs do not disappoint in that respect. When ...

KCSD schools remain closed until Dec. 4

Local news

MILL HALL — Keystone Central School District superintendent Jacquelyn Martin has posted an update to students, parents and families announcing that the district will continue with remote learning until at least Friday, Dec. 4. Additionally, all athletic events and practices are postponed ...

Avenue 209 selling coffee ‘to-go’ at Roxy Theater

Community

LOCK HAVEN — Once again another business is opening up shop in downtown Lock Haven. Avenue 209 Coffee House opened a satellite location inside The Roxy Theater which will offer to-go orders of coffee for the first time this morning. “It’s on a great corner and Jared and I have ...

Submit your Christmas service times to The Express

Religion

LOCK HAVEN — The Christmas season is getting closer and closer and with that comes special service times for many local churches in our area. Every year The Express lists the date and time for each service and this year is no different. Any church that wishes to have their service listed ...

The plant community at Sampson State Park

Garden

(Editor’s Note: This article is the fifth of a series exploring plants and horticulture within driving distance of central Pennsylvania.) The past several columns in this series explored the managed (vineyards) and natural (Watkins Glen and Treman state parks) plant communities within the ...

Bellefonte cancels hearing on mask ordinance

Local news

BELLEFONTE — There will be no public hearing about Bellefonte’s potential mask and social distancing ordinance — at least not anytime soon. Earlier this week, the borough announced on its Facebook page that it was canceling a public hearing, which was scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, ...

Around the Town

Community

Good Day and Happy Birthday to Judy Cain of Beech Creek and Mark Young of Bellefonte. Word of the Day Plebeian — Unrefined or coarse in nature or manner; common or vulgar: plebeian tastes. Quote of the Day “Our greatest fear should not be of failure... but of succeeding at things ...

Operation Christmas Child Project Note

Religion

We just want to thank this wonderful community for all the shoebox donations received for Operation Christmas Child’s 2020 National Collection Week, a project of Samaritan’s Purse. Our OCC Drop-off Site at House of the Lord Fellowship in Lock Haven, Pa. received 2,580 shoeboxes donated and ...

County adds 58 virus cases over holiday

Local news

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania had a pair of record days as the state readies for more COVID-19 cases as a result of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Throughout the state, Pennsylvania had 15,785 new positives — 8,425 for Thursday and 7,360 for Friday — increasing its total of 343,614. ...

Pennsylvania’s emergency declaration extended into 2021

Community

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf has extended the statewide disaster declaration for COVID-19 for an additional 90 days — the third time he’s taken such action since the first case emerged on March 6. “With cases and hospitalizations increasing, we cannot afford to let down our guard,” ...

Local Church Briefs

Religion

Virtual services LOCK HAVEN — Great Island Presbyterian Church will begin hold virtual services this Sunday. To join the 10:30 a.m. services each Sunday, visit www.greatislandpresby.org; the church’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/GreatIslandPresby or their YouTube channel by ...

Lock Haven University establishes John F. Curcio Scholarship

Local news

LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven University recently announced the establishment of the John F. Curcio Scholarship. The new scholarship will be awarded annually to an LHU student who is ex-military or current military. The scholarship is named in honor of John F. Curcio, of Renovo. Staff Sergeant ...

Police News – Nov. 27

Police, court and fires

Package stolen LOCK HAVEN — Lock Haven City Police report the theft of a package on Nov. 11. According to police, someone stole a package off the porch of a home in the 700 block of Bellefonte Avenue. The victim was a 59-year-old Lock Haven female. The package is valued between ...