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The annual Summer Fun Fest was this past weekend in Shinglehouse. A parade was one of the many festivities. For more parade pictures, see page 12.

At 7:30 p.m. this Friday, July 19, the Endless Mountain Music Festival opens its 14th season with Cartoons and Fantasy in Steadman Theatre on the Mansfield University campus in Mansfield.

Lyman Run State Park at 454 Lyman Run Road, Galeton, is 8.7 miles from Galeton.

Cherry Springs State Park at 4639 Cherry Springs Road, Coudersport, is 12 miles from Galeton and 15 miles from Coudersport. All stargazing and other programs will be cancelled if it rains or thunders.

On Thursday, July 25, at 9:30 a.m., there will be a “Bounty of Beetles DiscoverE Program.” This is a DiscoverE Program for children ages 6-12 (Outdoor Explorers, Penns’ Adventurers). Join the naturalist for a look into the life cycle and distinct characteristics of beetles. The program will …

It seems many don’t realize how blessed we are to have such a vast source of fishing opportunities. It’s true especially when you take into consideration all the lakes, rivers, ponds and reservoirs that one can find close-by wherever you live. Fishing available to everyone as you don’t need …

Rep. Martin Causer will once again host a series of Senior Citizens Expos to provide area seniors and their family members and caregivers convenient access to a wide range of information in one convenient location.

The Lyme Timber Company and Three Rivers Forest Management are hosting a Forestry Summer Series that focuses on Lyme’s investments in timberland and related businesses in the region, approaches to forest management and conservation strategies in the region.

The 14th Annual Endless Mountain Music Festival will be a celebration of music from the opening performance on Friday, July 19 to the closing concert on Sunday, Aug. 4. Tickets are available for individual shows, a flexible pass to attend any six or a season pass to attend them all.

On Thursday, July 18 beginning at 7:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and the public libraries of Potter and Tioga counties are presenting a free program for youngsters and adults of all ages in the Night Sky Viewing Area at Cherry Springs State Park …

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This past weekend, 126 people participated in the annual Galeton 5K For Fireworks during the Red Suspender Weekend.

It can sometimes be difficult to get kids outdoors for exercise when the weather is harsh, says Jennifer Jewell, a physical therapist in Jefferson Township. That’s one of the main reasons she enrolled her three children in the iXL Rehab, Exercise and Wellness Center’s Excel Sports Performance youth camp.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

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House Democrats are planning a vote on a resolution that condemns President Donald Trump's racist comments about four congresswomen of color. A co-sponsors of the resolution said "it's un-American to tell people to go back to their country." (July 16)

I heard a funny bit last week on my favorite Saturday morning radio show, NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me.” It seems that several cities in the country — no surprise that NYC is one — are experimenting with using citizen volunteers to report on parking, illegal idling and other vehicle-relate…

I spend my days traveling from one American community to another. Some of them are bustling larger cities. Others are quiet small towns. What they all have in common is the burning desire to become more vibrant, prosperous, livable and loveable than they are right now. And as I work with the…