7.06.2010

For Sale by Owner: 1999 40’ Gulfstream Tourmaster 8405

1999 40’ Gulfstream Tourmaster 8405 RV
26,000 miles, Excellent Condition
  • Interior: Ivory Leather
  • Exterior: Cream w/Trim
  • 450 HP Cummins w/ 6 Speed Allison Transmission,
  • Spartan K2 Chassis
  • 1 Kitchen Super-Slide
  • Corian Countertops, White Laminate Interior Cabinetry, Ceramic Flooring
  • Full Kitchen, Convection Microwave, Gas Stove Top, Norcold Fridge/Freezer w/Icemaker
  • Splendide Washer/Dryer
  • Split Bath w/Garden Tub/Jacuzzi
  • French Doors To Bedroom
  • King Island Bed, 2 Leather Sofa Sleeper’s
  • Dining Table and Chairs, Ivory Leather Recliner, 1 Lamp Side Table
  • Satellite, 3 TVs, Front, Bedroom and Complete Outside Entertainment Center w/full Stereo System
  • 3 Fantastic Fans
  • 7.5KW Onan Quiet Diesel Generator
  • 2 Duo-Therm Rooftop A/C’s, Suburban Furnace Heating System, All Ducted Heating and Cooling w/ Comfort Control Center
  • Freedom 458 Inverter/Charger
  • Monitor Panel, Back Up Camera
  • Big Foot Auto Hydraulic Leveling System
  • Auto Day/Night Shades, Dual Pane Windows
  • Tank Flush System
  • Custom Exterior Sunshades
  • Deluxe Iridescent Color Changing Exterior Trim Paint and All Leather Interior
  • 25’ Carefree Patio Awning
  • 2 Patio Awnings & Combo Slide Awning
  • Non Smoker, No Pets.
  • All Records, Manuals.  All Service Is Current
Price: $95,000
Call Scott Reed @ 570.567.4664
Williamsport, PA

6.30.2010

2010 Independance Day Celebrations

Williamsport
July 3 - 4th
~ dozens of food and craft vendors
~ live music
~ fireworks display

See Backyard Broadcasting's site for full details.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore Town Meeting
July 5 - July 10
~ parade
~ amusement rides
~ live entertainment
~ soap box derby
~ fireworks

See NorthcentralPA's site for full details.

6.22.2010

Free Kids Movies at Downtown Cinema Center

Today, and every Tuesday & Wednesday at 10am, enjoy free family movies at the Cinema Center of Williamsport 
located at 300 West Fourth Street ~ now through August 18, 2010.

Admission is free for everyone but seating is limited so arrive early for best seating -- "first come, first served."  Doors open at 9:30 am for the 10 am  showing.

While titles are subject to change, the following is the published schedule for Williamsport
  • June 22 & 23 ~ Scooby Doo
  • June 29 & 30 ~ Cats & Dogs
  • July 6 & 7 ~ Shrek 1
  • July 13 & 14 ~ Ice Age 1
  • July 20 & 21 ~ Stuart Little 2
  • July 27 & 28 ~ Cloudy Meatballs
  • August 3 & 4 ~ Hey There it is Yogi Bear
  • August 10 & 11 ~ Hotel for Dogs
  • August 17 & 18 ~ Madagascar 1

6.20.2010

Join the Shepherd of the Streets in Offering Help and Hope to Our City


It is Father's Day today. Just a few days ago I got a letter in the mail from a man who has not only fathered his own, but has also offered guidance, direction, wisdom, strength, love and practical help to countless others. He does so now in his role as Shepherd of the Streets. Please read the letter below and consider contributing to this important local ministry.
_________________

June, 2010

I wish you could spend just one day at Shepherd of the Streets and experience the gambit of emotions that cross our threshold.

• An aunt, battling cancer, finds the four children (ages 4-9) of her niece on her front porch as her neice drives off into the night … no clothing, no toys, no documentation, and in deplorable condition. ~ Direction, Spiritual Support

• A newborn has severe intestinal issues, must go to Geisinger in Danville twice a week for surgeries. The single mother has no money for the gasoline to do this for an undetermined period. ~ Medical Transportation, Hope

• A distressed woman who buried her father and mother within one month receives news that her sister has been discovered murdered in Washington, D.C and needs transportation. ~ Transportation, Spiritual Strength

• A heart-broken mother is told that her son has been shot in Pittsburgh. ~ Bus Fare, Prayer, Consolation

• A panicked grandmother needs a ticket to New York City because her four-year-old granddaughter’s face has been torn off by a pit-bull. ~ Prayer, Bus Fare

• A hopeful man on the kidney transplant list must go to Philadelphia once-a-month for evaluation. ~ Transportation, Spiritual Tenacity

• A depressed grandmother whose cancer has spread to her liver and pancreas. ~ Spiritual Support and Sustaining Love

• A man who lost his job has a heart attack and no resources. ~ Medication

• The uninsured and underinsured who must have life-sustaining medication until they get on a pharmaceutical help list. ~ Medication, Direction

And then there is my own distress when I must say, “Sorry, we have no funds right now.

We spend around $2,000 per week on medical assistance and $1,000 per month on medical transportation.

Lately we have been taping a sign on the front door, “WE HAVE NO FUNDS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS” which lasts from three days to two weeks. It is the prescription fund that supplies all those emergencies, medicines, medical travel and other medicinal needs.

On top of that is the outlay for documentation, steel-toed boots and other non-skid shoes, basic uniforms for a new job, glasses, dental needs, and other needs for health & safety.

Every summer we face the need for support: this summer, more-so, because of the economic condition of our country.

You might think, “There is so little I can give.” That may be true, but together that little amounts to much, because every single contribution is as important as every single case.

Your gift is put to work right here in Lycoming County, giving compassionate support to around 300 people a month.

If it were not for the love and sacrifice of people like you we could not provide the relief and spiritual support that is given in The Name of Jesus.

Please give as generously as you can to support our Summer Appeal so that we can continue to supply this grace.

On behalf of the people whose lives your gift will touch, thank you.

Gratefully serving Jesus and you,
J. Morris Smith, Th.D.

Please mail, or drop off your contribution to:
United Churches of Lycoming County
Shepherd of the Streets
669 Center Street
Williamsport, PA 17701-4934

You are welcome to visit the office and see what your gift does.

6.13.2010

Summer Camp Programs at West Branch School

Still trying to find the perfect summer camp program for your child? Consider West Branch School’s, Summer Branches 2010 Program. Summer Branches 2010 provides diverse, highly personalized and engaging activities for children ages 5-12.

With five sessions to choose from, Summer Branches 2010 offers camps in Art, Batik, Pottery, Yoga, Science, Outdoor Exploring, Greek Mythology...and much, much more. Full or half day programs are available.

For more information contact: 570.323.5498 or check out http://www.westbranchschool.org/.

West Branch School - “Where children love to learn”

6.07.2010

5K in Montoursville this Saturday

Strides For Stem Cell Research 5K Run/Walk

When:  June 12th, 2010
Where:  Indian Park, Montoursville PA
Start Time:  9 AM
Registration Fee:  $16 before June 1st / $20 after June 1st

There will be preregistration the day of the event starting @ 8 AM

All participants will receive a goody bag containing a 5K event t-shirt, coupons/gift certificates to local businesses and other small items (while supplies last). There will also be numerous giveaway drawings after the event. Each participant will be given a 50/50 ticket and that will used for picking the winners of the items being given away. Among the items being given away are jewelry from John Hiras Goldsmith, a 3 month gym membership to Fitness Factory, gift certificate for a massage, gift certificate for Pilates instruction, gift certificates to local restaurants and other items.

All money raised will be donated to the Reeve Irvine Reeve Irvine Research Center and Research For Cure. The center is named after Christopher Reeve and his family and their goal is to cure paralysis after a spinal cord injury. The money raised via the 5K will go directly to Embryonic Stem Cell Research and human trials. The research has shown dramatic improvements in animal studies thus far. The hope and goal is to fund the upcoming trials on humans starting in the near future.

If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please call Elizabeth Boyer at 570-601-4882 or email her at maddie6655NO@SPAMaol.com

6.05.2010

AYSO Williamsport Fall Season Sign-ups

Soccer helps children develop coordination and teamwork. It also encourages creative decision making and strategic thinking. And it's a fast game that keeps each player moving the entire time so it's the perfect choice to increase or maintain fitness!  Sign your kids, aged 4 through 13, up for the fall season, now. 
  • Date: Saturday, June 12, 2010
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Location: First United Methodist Church (enter by fountain)
  • Address: 604 Market Street, Williamsport, PA
Other Details
  • Registration fee:  $40 for 1st child * $30 Each additional child
  • New uniform $25 (jersey, shorts, socks)
  • Fundraiser will be handed out at this time or you may opt to buyout for $25.
  • VIP teams are available for all ages 4 thru adult for physically and/or mentally handicapped players.
  • Players age as of July 21, 2010 must be 4 thru 13 (14 & older team plays during the spring season).
  • New players must bring a copy of birth certificate
You can pre-register on-line at http://www.eayso.org/ .  Print 2 copies to bring to registration.  This will save you from having to hand-write the forms.

We Need Volunteers:
We need coaches, referees, youth referees ages 12-17, field helpers and concessions workers.  We'll train you, so if you're not already sure how to do one of these jobs, don't let that stop you.

If you are a returning player, or are interested in volunteering, and are unable to attend the sign-ups, please email BobbiJo to let her know you want to play.

6.03.2010

5K Run for Kids

Date/Time:
June 4th, 2010 6:30pm

Kids Fun Run:

The Kids Fun Run is FREE for all children!
Every child will receive a medal! 2 races - age 6 and under & ages 7 - 11.


Entry Fees:
$15 up to May 28th, 2010
$20 on race day
$10 for children under 13 years of age & The Kids Fun Run is FREE for all children!

Pre-Registration: June 3rd 2010 5pm - A Pre-Event BBQ and Race Packet Pickup!
Join us the night before the event at The Center and see for yourself all the wonderful things they do for our community. Come out and support The Center's youth and diversity programs.

Open Registration
Open registration 4pm - 6pm at the Genetti Hotel the day of the race

Course:
Race will begin and end in front of the community arts center. See map.

Awards:
Runners - top 3 men and women in each age group
Walkers - top 3 men and women
Cash Prizes: $100 top male/female if you break the course record.

Post Race:
FREE food, music, and vendors for all participants. This is a First Friday event, so enjoy all the fun downtown... an experience we're sure you'll talk about and remember for a long time.

Go to the 5K Run for Kids website for many more details.

5.24.2010

WNEP Broadcasts Live from Williamsport on May 28th

Get up and get your Memorial Holiday Weekend off to a fun start by joining the WNEP Morning Team as they broadcast live from 5:00 AM - 9:00 AM in downtown Williamsport.

 
There will be food, music, fun and activities for the whole family and kids of all ages.

Highlights of the morning activities include:
  • Local musical performances by Uptown Music Collective, Johnny Blair, the Repasz Band
  • Cooking demonstration by Chef Liz Miele of the Peter Herdic House
  • Soap box derby race with Big Brothers/Big Sisters and Joe Snedeker
  • Human bowling
  • More!
Be sure to bring a can of food to donate to the local American Rescue Workers and receive a ticket to win the grand prize package being given away at 8:55 AM.

There will also be hourly prizes given away during each of the four hours of broadcasting.

Don’t miss out on all the fun. Make time before heading off to work or getting the kids to school. Show your
community pride in the Williamsport and Lycoming County area.

5.23.2010

Download Free Audiobooks from JV Brown

This morning at 5:00 am I borrowed a book from JV Brown while drinking coffee and wearing my pajamas.  By 6:00 am I was listening to it on my mp3 player while doing my laundry and cleaning the house.  How convenient.

Here's a blurb from the JV Brown website on this service:

Download Audio and eBooks
Listen or read a book . . .without a book!

You'll find all your favorite authors and many undiscovered new favorites. Download the books to your computer and listen with the Overdrive Media Console. Transfer the book to your iPod or MP3 player or create a CD with some titles. Read eBooks on your computer. Easy, fast, and fun - take a book wherever you go - "without the book"  Listen to Books.

The Listen to Books site does offer both audiobooks and e-books and supports and supports a huge range of mp3 players, e-readers and even cell phones.
 
A few of my FaceBook friends confessed to having some difficulty making this work for them.  If you've tried it on your own and still aren't sure what to do, consider attending this upcoming free workshop:  

Listen to Books - Free Workshops Available

Wednesday, June 9, from 6-7 pm, Learn to download audiobooks and ebooks. 

This workshop held the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-7pm at the James V. Brown Library. Gates Computer Lab, The workshop consists of a half hour demonstration, and a half hour practice downloading to your MP3 player or other device. Come get all your questions answered. Please call the library at 326-0536 for required registration.

Best of all, ebooks automatically "return themselves" at the end of the lending period, so you'll never be overdue.  Learn more here.

5.17.2010

Musical Medicine

Kate Anderson, a Hughesville high school senior has organised a jazz benefit concert from which 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Cancer Society.

The "Musical Medicine" concert will be held this Sunday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Hughesville High School Auditorium.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students.

In addition to the Hughesville band, performers will include the Primrose-VanKuren Trio, Exit 4, Eddie Severn & Friends & Jazzin’.

Primrose-VanKuren Trio
The Primrose-VanKuren Trio is a new vocal jazz group formed in 2009.  Hannah Primrose is a sophomore at Towanda High School who has been accepted to District and Region Choir Festivals, and the District and State Vocal Jazz Choir. Jonathan VanKuren is a junior at Northeast Bradford High School and has been to the District through Region Choir festivals for the past two years and has also been accepted to the All State Vocal Jazz Choir for the past two years. Lastly, Brian Primrose founder of the Primrose-VanKuren Trio is the director of Choirs and Bands at Northeast Bradford High School. Brian received his music education degree from Wilkes University and has been teaching at Northeast Bradford since 2000.

Exit 4
Exit 4 is new to the barbershop world forming in late January. All members are either current or former music students from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Even though Exit 4 hasn't been around long, their desire for greatness and a love for singing has taken them a very long way in such a short amount of time. Despite busy
schedules, the quartet is always looking for opportunities to sing in public.

Eddie Severn & Friends
Eddie’s performing career spans over 25 years and covers virtually every musical style, including jazz, classical, pop and country.  Severn has performed with many well-known musicians including Maria Schneider, Phil Woods, Leibman, Clay Aiken, The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, and English Symphony Orchestra. For six years he was lead trumpet player with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra. He has also performed and recorded music for television, radio and theatre as well as on numerous pop sessions and shows. In addition to composting music for his own quartet, Severn has written several commissions for the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, the Scottish Composers Jazz Ensemble and the Scottish Arts Council. In 2008 Severn became Director of Jazz Studies at Lock Haven University. 
He also freelances as a solo performer and clinician.
 
Jazzin'
Jazzin’ represents the crème de la crème of regional players, with a set list that includes funk, Latin-tinged fusion, standards and originals. The group is fronted by reedman Dick Adams, who has played with a wide range of music acts from pop to Motown. Steve Adams demonstrates his expertise on the keyboards, along with trumpeter Rob Byham (of Daddy-O and the Sax Maniacs). Bassist Ken Wittman is a world renowned
instrument builder and inventor of musical accessories. Drummer Bob Leidhecker performed with the Grammywinning Empire Brass Quartet for ten years, appearing on their award winning On Broadway album.

5.15.2010

Authentic Barbeque Hits Market Street

People are talking about, and TASTING what's new downtown.  ACME Barbeque & Catering Company at 445 Market offers Ribs, Pulled Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Sausage and sometimes seafood along with salads, soups and sides (including homemade chips, corn-bread and spicy green beans).

They're open now on Friday and Saturday from 11a to 9p and Sunday from 11a to 6p.  However beginning May 19th, 2010 those hours will expand  to include Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights too, with the same closing hours as Saturday.

Facebook is buzzing with happy customers.   Their website offers a tantalizing look at their "slow, low and smoke cooked" menu.  And I'm hoping to go tonight.

5.11.2010

Uptown Music Collective Open House

Who: 
The Uptown Music Collective

What:
Summer Enrollment & Open House

Where: 
848 West Fourth St.

When: 
Saturday, May 15th ~ 11am – 2pm

Contact: 
Jared Mondell (570-329-0888)

The Uptown Music Collective, the area’s premier nonprofit school of music, will be holding their annual Summer Open House on Saturday, May 15th, from 11am-2pm, at their facilities at 848 West Fourth Street in Williamsport. Prospective students will able to tour the facilities, meet with teachers, and register for lessons, classes, and workshops. There will be light refreshments served and entertainment by student groups.

Established in April of 2000, the Uptown Music Collective has developed a reputation as the premier source of music education in the area. Offering private lessons at all levels on guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals, as well as classes and workshops in music theory, songwriting, and styles such as the Blues, Jazz, Classical and Rock. The primary age range of the Collective is 10 – 18 yrs old, but is open to all ages and levels. Along with private lessons, the UMC offers a myriad of programs including its flagship Performance Program. This program educates students about the ins and outs of major and minor performances, including direction, production, preparation and technical aspects of the performances. The program also brings outstanding student run performances to the area, including the most recent, “Heard It through the Grapevine: A Tribute to The Music of Motown.”

The Uptown Music Collective is currently enrolling for their 15 week Summer Semester, which will run from May 17th through August 28th. There are openings for students of all levels who are looking for private instruction on the guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and voice. The Uptown Music Collective will also be offering its popular workshop series which includes; an introduction to Blues, the new and improved Rock Workshop and it popular Jazz Workshop, as well as more advanced performance workshops for the same styles. This summer’s classes include Music Theory 1 – 3 and Harmony.

At this Saturday’s Open House, prospective students will also be able to enroll in the very popular Summer Music Workshop Series. These week long workshops run from 10am to 4pm and are separate are open to all interested students. Students do not have to be enrolled in lessons or classes to take part in these high impact workshops. This year’s workshops topics include Beginner Guitar, I Wanna Rock, Intermediate Guitar, Vocal Performance, Bass Guitar, Drum Technique (w/styles and tuning), Playing the Blues, Jazz Improvisation and Repertoire, and Advanced Guitar.

Other programs available include the iOn Uptown Program which is a free program open to the public that teaches students the ins and outs of video and audio production via a bi-monthly webcast. Students learn all aspects of production from writing to shooting to editing to final production. Also, this summer semester will culminate with the Uptown Music Collective’s Summer Music Fest at the Brandon Park Band shell in Williamsport. This free day of music on Aug 8th will feature student groups, student recitals, local bands, clinics, and much more.

5.10.2010

Get an MD or MBS degree in Williamsport, PA

Commonwealth Medical College was founded in 2009 to help offset the shortage of doctors in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area.  The college offers MD and MBS (Master of Biomedical Sciences) degrees to its students. It is the first MD degree-offering school to open in Pennsylvania since 1962 and they currently hold classes in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport, PA.

To read more news about Commonwealth Medical College read these articles:
Also go to The Commonwealth Medical College website and view the profiles of 13 of TCMC's Williamsport Regional Campus Students.

5.04.2010

West Branch School Fair and Music Festival

This Saturday, from 12 noon to 7 pm, is the annual School Fair and Music Festival at the West Branch School on Moore Avenue (behind Dunkin Donuts in Newberry).  Enjoy great food, bistro, curious and creative people, children's games (plus a playground and sand pile), vendors, and FREE entertainment all day ~ rain or shine!

Entertainment Schedule:

Outside Stage
  • 12:00 pm ~ Uptown Music Collective
  • 12:30 pm ~ Mallory Scoppa
  • 1:15 pm ~ Doug McMinn
  • 2:00 pm ~ Key of V
  • 2:45 pm ~ Clouds Make Sounds
  • 3:30 pm ~ Legato Vibe
  • 4:15 pm ~ Dirty Nickles
  • 5:15pm ~ John Oliver and the Distinquished
  • 6:15pm ~ Beatle Tribute
Inside Stage
  • 12:30 pm ~ The Quaker
  • 1:30 pm ~ Steve Mitchell Drum Circle
  • 2:30 pm ~ Uptown Jazz Workshop
  • 3:00 pm ~ Reptiland
  • 4:00 pm ~ Mike Miller