The Elkland Area Senior Citizens Club met on Thursday, Sept. 5 at the Elkland Fire Hall. Club President Dick Vargeson welcomed everyone.


OSCEOLA — A barbecue and gathering to welcome the Rev. Virginia Boley’s son, David Kenner Boley, to United Christian Ministries was held Sunday, Sept. 15 at Boley’s Osceola residence.


Lawrenceville Community Days will have many events to benefit the Lawrenceville Fire Department and help it get back to full capacity following a fire that destroyed the firehouse in July. The event is Sept. 21 and 22 at the softball fields on Route 49.

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For those who love to laugh, Hamilton-Gibson is presenting the Wise Crackers Comedy Club featuring three stand-up comedians Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery at the Warehouse Theatre at 3 Central Ave., Wellsboro. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

Laughter echoes from a table in the back half of the Ridge Runner. It’s 9:15 a.m. and the local diner is busy as patrons fill tables and booths. Voices ring out from every direction, but none quite as lively as the back table. Their laughter is infectious. The waitresses laugh and joke with …

Rich Hanlon is leading five Creek and Canyon Wildlife Tours to explore the beauty and wonder of the wildlife and wild spaces in the Wellsboro area while taking time to reflect on the wisdom of Jesus as well as American nature writers such as Aldo Leopold, John Muir and Rachel Carson. Two of …

On Saturday, Sept. 28, at 8 p.m., there will be a program at Ole Bull State Park on the “Whitetails of Pennsylvania.” Topics will include adaptations, a brief history, and habits among other things. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at the amphitheater.

This Sunday morning we were greeted by Nettie Treat. The message reading was Jeremiah 4: 11-12, 22-28 and Pastor Ed’s message was “Caution.”

Fall Fest 2019 is this Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Knoxville Firemen’s Field featuring fun for the whole family.

The Penn State Extension livestock team is planning an educational meeting for people interested in sheep and/or meat goat production basics. The program, “So You Want to Raise Sheep or Goats: Discovering Production Basics,” is Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6–9 p.m. at the Tokishi Center, 124 Nypum…

The following individuals have appeared or are scheduled to appear before District Judge James Edgcomb on various charges.

This Saturday, Sept. 21, the 12th Annual Step Outdoors Tryathlon and 5K Trail Walk/Run will be at Hills Creek State Park, 111 Spillway Road, Wellsboro, PA 16901. The park is seven miles northeast of Wellsboro in Charleston Township.

After falling to Canton at home 0-3, the Cowanesque Valley Indians volleyball team bounced back against Austin with a score of 3-0, to bring their record to 3-2 on the season. Against Canton, …

After losing 18 straight games over the past three seasons, the Cowanesque Valley Indians finally pulled off a big win on the road over the Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech Rams, to bring their record…

KNOXVILLE — A quick stroll along Main Street here reveals a litany of shuttered businesses. From a welding supply store to Gold Mountain Ice Cream and Deli, the lack of businesses means residents need to travel to Westfield, Elkland or even further to groceries and household supplies.

Natural healing is coming to Elkland. The All Natural Wellness Center at 107 W. Main Street celebrated with a grand opening in July and welcomed the public to come meet the staff at an open house Sept. 4.

Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.

Vaping has come of age in the most perfect of social conditions. Smoking cigarettes is falling out of favor socially and even among nicotine users, and is wholly rejected by many young people today. To get their fix they're turning to what is marketed as a cleaner and safer method of ingestion. Enticing flavors, edgy technology and social media are empowering the tobacco industry to ensnare a new generation with nicotine addiction
by way of vaping. And it’s working. In 2016, 43.8% of high schoolers in New York state tried vaping, more than double the total two years prior. This trend has Ontario County officials deeply concerned.

We’ve all experienced sticker shock. It’s one thing to gasp over the cost of a new dishwasher, but sticker shock for those who need to purchase medications for a chronic disease such as diabetes is a serious issue.