Is Genesis still killing it on their Last Domino tour? Answer is YES

By Joseph W. Smith III | November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

I got tickets for the current Genesis tour mostly from a sense of nostalgia, having seen the band four times in the 1970s, when they were kings of the then-very-trendy genre known as “progressive rock.” I still consider their 1974 “Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” the single greatest album ever made. But that was 47…

‘A lot of shock’: Family’s battle with daughter’s cancer diagnosis

By Anne Reiner | November 27, 2021 | 2 Comments

It was the day after Christmas in 2015 when Samantha Williams (Klingerman) found out she had thyroid cancer.  What started as a routine checkup for the then 21-year-old turned into a life-changing diagnosis for the Klingerman family.  “I was in a lot of shock, almost disbelief,” Williams said.” At the time, at a young age…

How to heat your home safely as temperatures drop

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: This piece is provided by the Williamsport Bureau of Fire. WILLIAMSPORT — Brrr! Your home’s heating systems are working double time  to keep you warm as temperatures drop. The Williamsport Bureau of Fire says safety must be your top priority  since heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow the Williamsport…

Freedom From Want: Montgomery is home to Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms posters

By Don Everett Smith Jr. | November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

MONTGOMERY – After a recent acquisition that was years in the making, the Montgomery Area Historical Society is now one of only two museums in the country to house the complete collection of Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms posters.  The last poster collected is Rockwell’s Freedom From Want poster, which features an elderly woman holding a…

Departure of two county judges draws criticism of court system, president judge responds

By Anne Reiner | November 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Two Lycoming County judges announced their resignation from the county bench in 2021, one most recently in early November. This, coupled with a staffing shortage throughout county government, has led some to question the working environment within the courthouse and if it will continue to function smoothly.  Judge Marc Lovecchio announced his retirement in early…

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Therapist: Blood flow restriction therapy not just for athletes

By On the PULSE | November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every four years, the Summer Olympics shows the world the latest training or recovery method the greatest athletes have taken up. In 2016, many athletes had red circular marks on their skin from “cupping,” an ancient Chinese practice involving suction on sore muscles and tendons. This year, the hot trend appears to be tourniquets, more…

Top safety tips for commercial van drivers

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are millions of cars on the road in the US, and thousands of those vehicles are commercial vans. That is why understanding the importance of following safety protocol as a commercial van driver has never been more vital. If you drive a commercial van, you probably already know what you need to do in…

How to heat your home safely as temperatures drop

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

EDITORS NOTE: This piece is provided by the Williamsport Bureau of Fire. WILLIAMSPORT — Brrr! Your home’s heating systems are working double time  to keep you warm as temperatures drop. The Williamsport Bureau of Fire says safety must be your top priority  since heating is the second leading cause of home fires. Follow the Williamsport…

Endocrinologist: Understanding and managing diabetes

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes affects over 34 million people in the United States or about 1 in every 10 people, and about 20% of those people do not even know they have it. It is the seventh leading cause of death and the…

What Is Water Monitoring and Why Is It Important?

By On the PULSE | November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The potability of water describes its safeness for consumption. If water is impotable, it contains some level of debris or bacteria that is harmful to human health. Clean water isn’t easy to come by, and there are massive operations in every county across the nation working hard to ensure the long-term cleanliness and drinkability of…

Dietician: How to encourage a healthy holiday diet

By On the PULSE | November 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The holidays are an exciting and joyous time of year for many of us. We’re spending more time with family and friends, making new memories, and enjoying old traditions. This time of year, our focus tends to shift to others and in general it feels like we’re being pulled in a million directions as we…

What You Need To Know Before Going Into the Oil Industry

By On the PULSE | November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

At first glance, the gas and oil industry may seem appealing because of how well paid its workers are, but there’s more behind that paycheck than just a high demand for physical labor. Here’s what you need to know before going into the oil industry so that you’re fully prepared and ready to tackle such…

Tips for Staying Warm on a Budget This Winter

By On the PULSE | November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Winter is the coldest time of the year, so unless you love being cold, that means you need to figure out how to keep yourself warm. For many, this means turning up the thermostat. However, many people don’t want to do this because their energy bills will increase. Nonetheless, you don’t have to freeze yourself…

What To Do When You Have Trouble Sleeping

By On the PULSE | November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Getting an adequate amount of sleep each night is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. However, millions of people struggle with insomnia, making it difficult to go to or stay asleep. If you have difficulty sleeping every night, don’t worry. There are a few solutions you can try to help fight insomnia. Here is…

Uptop Cuisine: Fresh and local food with a special seafood twist

By Noah Beiter | November 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

“I was supposed to be a nurse,” said Dhuha Ali, co-owner of Uptop Cuisine in Williamsport. The new take-out and catering service burst into the city eatery scene in 2020 with a focus on seafood, steak, breakfast foods and soon a food truck option.   After graduating from nursing school, Ali moved to West Virginia and…

Therapist: Blood flow restriction therapy not just for athletes

By On the PULSE | November 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Every four years, the Summer Olympics shows the world the latest training or recovery method the greatest athletes have taken up. In 2016, many athletes had red circular marks on their skin from “cupping,” an ancient Chinese practice involving suction on sore muscles and tendons. This year, the hot trend appears to be tourniquets, more…

Endocrinologist: Understanding and managing diabetes

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

November is National Diabetes Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes affects over 34 million people in the United States or about 1 in every 10 people, and about 20% of those people do not even know they have it. It is the seventh leading cause of death and the…

COVID cases remain high in Lycoming County and across state

By On the PULSE | November 18, 2021 | 1 Comment

Unlike some states across the country, Pennsylvania is not seeing a decrease in COVID cases after the most recent fall spike, according to local numbers, and Lycoming County is no different.  While the current case numbers do not rise to the level of last year’s December and January spike, Dr. Rutul Dalal, medical director of…

Top safety tips for commercial van drivers

By On the PULSE | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

There are millions of cars on the road in the US, and thousands of those vehicles are commercial vans. That is why understanding the importance of following safety protocol as a commercial van driver has never been more vital. If you drive a commercial van, you probably already know what you need to do in…

What Is Water Monitoring and Why Is It Important?

By On the PULSE | November 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

The potability of water describes its safeness for consumption. If water is impotable, it contains some level of debris or bacteria that is harmful to human health. Clean water isn’t easy to come by, and there are massive operations in every county across the nation working hard to ensure the long-term cleanliness and drinkability of…

What You Need To Know Before Going Into the Oil Industry

By On the PULSE | November 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

At first glance, the gas and oil industry may seem appealing because of how well paid its workers are, but there’s more behind that paycheck than just a high demand for physical labor. Here’s what you need to know before going into the oil industry so that you’re fully prepared and ready to tackle such…

Five lesser-known Tom Hanks films you won’t want to miss

By Joseph W. Smith III | November 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

The entertaining new post-apocalyptic movie “Finch”—starring Tom Hanks—is currently available only on Apple TV. For PULSE readers who don’t have that service, here are five other lesser-known Hanks films to keep an eye out for: NOTHING IN COMMON (1986) Writer-director Garry Marshall had extraordinary success on TV—as creative force behind “The Odd Couple,” “Mork &…

A fistful of neo-westerns: Top 10 must-see films

By On the PULSE | October 20, 2021 | Comments Off on A fistful of neo-westerns: Top 10 must-see films

Despite such masterworks as “Gran Torino,” “Richard Jewell” and “Changeling,” Clint Eastwood is still perhaps best known for the Westerns he either starred in or directed (or both). Eastwood’s latest, “Cry Macho,” is a “neo-Western”—that is, one that has common themes and tropes from the genre but is set in modern times. In honor of…

A Tribute to “Twelfth Night … and Studio 570”

By Joseph W. Smith III | September 15, 2021 | Comments Off on A Tribute to “Twelfth Night … and Studio 570”

 “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” This famous quote from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” is nicely borne out by many available versions of the Bard’s beloved late-career comedy. To some degree, these diverse productions are all “born great,” because Shakespeare’s original multi-strand story is so rich, so funny and…