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Sweet Dreams offers pets a home away from home

MACKEVILLE— Nestled in the beautiful countryside just outside of Mackeyville, Sweet Dreams Groom and Board first opened their doors in June of 2019. In less than two years, they were voted “Best Pet Boarding 2020” in the popular Lock Haven Express “Reader’s Choice” contest...and ...

Future looks bright for Downtown Lock Haven Inc.

LOCK HAVEN — Small towns across America shuttered amidst the 2020 pandemic and shutdowns, but the City of Lock Haven and Downtown Lock Haven, Inc. showed ingenuity, resilience, and a glimpse into the future of Lock Haven becoming a destination for people from across Pennsylvania and ...

If it’s made of leather, Fisher’s probably sells it

PHOTOS PROVIDED Located in Madisonburg, Fisher’s Shoe and Saddle offers a wide array of leather goods for all of your needs including shoes, boots, saddles, belts, and so much more. They offer shoe repair services on top of their selection of goods. Family owned & operated since 1970, ...

YBC — for all your building needs

LOCK HAVEN — Your Building Centers serves contractors, builders, remodelers, and serious do-it-yourselfers with top quality brand name building products that you know and trust. YBC has been in business since 1989, but our roots date back to the early 1900s. YBC and our family of companies ...

Keystone Central School District proud of accomplishments despite COVID

MILL HALL — As we all know, 2020 and 2021 haven’t been like any other year thus far. With the challenges we have faced not only worldwide, but also in our school district, we had to overcome and rise above them. Better days not only lie ahead for all of us in the community but also as ...

City offers loan program

LOCK HAVEN — The City of Lock Haven’s Commercial Loan Program was established in 1997 when the City was awarded a $500,000 grant from the US Department of Agriculture. Since then, loan funds have been provided to 47 local businesses totaling $1,830,000. These funds have helped businesses ...

Making furniture out of milk jugs

LOGANTON — Mountainside Furniture supplies all your needs for outdoor furniture in an environmentally friendly way. Since 1992, Sam Stoltzfus has been making outdoor furniture for the public. “I have been running Mountainside Furniture since 1992 when I bought the ownership from my ...

Bellefonte READS spreads gift of reading to entire community

BELLEFONTE — Has there ever been a better time to get lost in a good book? The events of the past year have pushed us all to our limits and left us with few means of escape. Normal socialization still isn’t possible, and all the Zooming and streaming and texting and FaceTiming has made our ...

Smith Furniture plans to move back to Woodward Township

CHASE BOTTORF/THE EXPRESS Smith Furniture, the longest running furniture store in the area, is temporarily operating at 2969 Eagle Valley Road, Mill Hall, after a heavy snowstorm caused the roof of their store on Woodward Avenue in Dunnstown to collapse. Brothers Jim and Jeff Smith are ...

Want new furniture? Check out Miller’s of Mill Hall

CHASE BOTTORF/THE EXPRESS Millers Furniture of Mill Hall carries quality bedroom furniture, living room furniture, kitchen appliances, quality bedding, lazy boy recliners, lamps, dining room furniture and more. The selection includes a wide variety of popular furniture names. Jerry ...

After 20 years, SVRCS is building a gymnasium

LOGANTON — Sugar Valley Rural Charter School has been operating for the past 20 years making the most out of every space they have. The “Multipurpose Room” has been the center of so many functions ranging from holding gym classes, lunch room, auditorium, and meeting room. SVRCS ...

FBLA honors climbing higher at SVRCS

LOGANTON — Sugar Valley Rural Charter School opened a chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) as a school activity in September 2018. FBLA helps students develop leadership abilities, and prepare for entry into, and advancement within, a business or business-related ...

Agronomy team wins National Title

LOGANTON —Sugar Valley Rural Charter School has always taken pride in the school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) Chapter. And this year it is even prouder as the Agronomy team took first place on the national level, competing virtually. Agronomy is the science of soil management ...

Bellefonte businesses take advantage of facade grants

BELLEFONTE — Downtown Bellefonte Inc. is an organization dedicated to the economic growth and resiliency of the downtown business district. While many associate Downtown Bellefonte Inc. with its Signature Events like Bellefonte Under the Lights and the Under the Lights Winter Market, the ...

Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home offers ‘utmost care for loved ones’

MILL HALL — Eagle Ridge Personal Care Home promises the utmost form of care for your loved ones. Located on Renovo Road, Eagle Ridge is owned by the Stem family. “My parents, Lisa and Steve, purchased the nursing home back in 2012,” said Travis Stem, acting administrator of the ...

LH stores and businesses open; Residents happy to see them

LOCK HAVEN — American author James Lane Allen once said “adversity does not build character, it reveals it.” These words are never more evident than when you walk along Main Street in downtown Lock Haven. Flags with “open” printed in large, bold letters flutter in the wind and ...

Geisinger looks forward to better days of easier healthcare for all

JERSEY SHORE — The past year has certainly been a challenge for everyone. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in some way, and for as much uncertainty and frustration that was experienced in 2020, there’s hope that better days are ahead. For the residents of Clinton County and ...

Pine Creek Structures builds cabins, sheds and more

MILL HALL — Pine Creek Structures at 576 Fairground Road, offers a wide variety of cabins, sheds, barns, animal shelters, and more, available in many sizes and styles. Pine Creek Structures has been operating since 1984 under the original name, Belle Springs Structures. Pine Creek ...