Future investment: New building could change schooling in Lebanon County

By Jeff Falk | August 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

 FREDERICKSBURG – Northern Lebanon School District has embarked on a building project that could change the face of education and affect learning within the district as well as across the county.  Northern Lebanon is constructing a new, all-encompassing elementary school east of School Road in Union Township, directly across from the Northern Lebanon Middle and…

One year after double-lung transplant, man to ride 38 miles for fundraiser

By Anne Reiner | August 3, 2022 | 0 Comments

Just over a year after receiving a double-lung transplant, a COVID-19 survivor is cycling 38-miles to raise funds for the nonprofit where he found support after his surgery.  Rick Bressler, Lock Haven, contracted the COVID-19 virus in March 2021, four days before he was scheduled to receive the vaccine. He was soon hospitalized and placed…

The Herdic Legacy: Lumberman turns ‘sluggish’ Williamsport into ‘bustling growing city’

By Don Everett Smith Jr. | August 1, 2022 | 1 Comment

WILLIAMSPORT – Peter Herdic is a name that has spanned Williamsport for three centuries. He was mayor from 1869 and 1870, but his contributions are still felt today, thanks to the buildings he had commissioned to be built and the restaurant and inn that still bear his name.   According to the ‘History of Lycoming County’…

‘Like home’: Buzzsaw Coffee finds new location in Pajama Factory

By Anne Reiner | July 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

When Hannah and Jesse Darrow founded Sawhorse Cafe in 2015, they decided to roast their own coffee, which was dubbed Buzzsaw Coffee.  As the pair grew their shop, the coffee became a staple of the bustling eatery. Hannah and Jesse Darrow decided to move Buzzsaw Coffee to its own location inside the Pajama Factory in…

Biking 62 miles of the Pine Creek Rail Trail for 62nd birthday

By Joseph W. Smith III | July 27, 2022 | 2 Comments

My friend George Stauffer managed to bike 75 miles on his 75th birthday. Inspired by that feat, I wanted to try the same thing this year when I turned 62: I would bike the entire Pine Creek Rail Trail—all 62 miles from Wellsboro to Jersey Shore. But my wife and I had never done even…

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Breastfeeding provides health protection for mom and baby

By On the PULSE | July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding is often thought of as a gift between mother and baby. Not only does it provide bonding time, but the health benefits for both baby and mom are undeniable. Breastfeeding gives your baby all the nutrition and disease protection needed for normal growth and lifelong disease protection. August is National Breastfeeding Month, a month…

5 Design Tips for a Home Dog Washing Station

By On the PULSE | July 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Putting a dog washing station in your house will help keep your furry friend and your home clean. Whether your dog loves or hates bath time, a well-designed space will make clean-up more efficient and less stressful. Create a comfortable and practical space that meets your family’s needs. Consider these five design tips for a…

Ways Grocery Stores Benefit From Garbage Compactors

By On the PULSE | July 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

Keeping a store sanitary is hard, especially if you throw out a lot of expired and damaged goods. Instead of overwhelming the dumpster outside of the grocery store, consider learning how you can benefit from using compactors for your garbage. You Cut Operational Costs A significant advantage is cutting out costs. Even if it’s not…

Pediatrician: How to help your kids beat the heat

By On the PULSE | July 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Summer is here in full effect in north central Pennsylvania. The sun is shining, and the warm days are packed full of activities for kids taking advantage of their summer breaks. During the hot summer months when the temperatures climb, it’s important to plan into your day opportunities to help kids cool down and avoid…

Getting sound sleep essential to health

By On the PULSE | July 6, 2022

Summer is here and many adults, just like kids, take advantage of all the season has to offer by short-changing their sleep schedule. Vacations and travel, enjoying late nights with the kids, and just trying to make the most of the extra daylight hours can really play havoc on the body and a few extra…

Cardiologist: Tips to keep your heart healthy and avoid a heart attack  

By On the PULSE | June 24, 2022

For a long time, it was understood that men were more susceptible to heart issues than women. Today, studies show that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both sexes according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).   Heart disease takes on many forms including arrythmia or abnormal heart rhythm,…

Quick tips for choosing a baby shower gift

By On the PULSE | June 15, 2022

Whether you’re going to a baby shower or sprinkle, every baby deserves a warm welcome. Give a thoughtful gift that shows you care. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with decision-making, don’t worry. Read these quick tips for choosing a baby shower gift. Check the Baby Registry Ask the expectant parents about a baby registry. If they’ve…

Tips to combat parental fatigue and burnout

By On the PULSE | June 14, 2022

Parenting is hard work on any given day and with recent societal stressors including the ongoing pandemic, parents are left feeling overwhelmed, cognitively and emotionally drained, and physically exhausted. Being a parent is a full-time, 24/7 job that involves constantly placing the needs of your children and others in your life ahead of your own.…

Nurse: Essential tips for bicycle safety this summer

By On the PULSE | June 7, 2022

Going for a bike ride is a fun yet potentially risky way to exercise outdoors. While it benefits you physically, it’s important to remember to stay cautious as falls and collisions with pedestrians or automobiles have the ability to cause significant injuries. Brush up on the following bicycle safety tips to ensure you’re as safe…

Physician: Men’s hesitation to pay attention to urologic health

By On the PULSE | May 31, 2022

When it comes to health and wellness, there is one stereotype in particular that men seem to face more than women. It is the reluctance to schedule an appointment with a primary care provider when a health concern arises. There can be an even higher level of hesitancy or avoidance when the issue deals with…

Breastfeeding provides health protection for mom and baby

By On the PULSE | July 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

Breastfeeding is often thought of as a gift between mother and baby. Not only does it provide bonding time, but the health benefits for both baby and mom are undeniable. Breastfeeding gives your baby all the nutrition and disease protection needed for normal growth and lifelong disease protection. August is National Breastfeeding Month, a month…

Pediatrician: How to help your kids beat the heat

By On the PULSE | July 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

Summer is here in full effect in north central Pennsylvania. The sun is shining, and the warm days are packed full of activities for kids taking advantage of their summer breaks. During the hot summer months when the temperatures climb, it’s important to plan into your day opportunities to help kids cool down and avoid…

Getting sound sleep essential to health

By On the PULSE | July 6, 2022 | Comments Off on Getting sound sleep essential to health

Summer is here and many adults, just like kids, take advantage of all the season has to offer by short-changing their sleep schedule. Vacations and travel, enjoying late nights with the kids, and just trying to make the most of the extra daylight hours can really play havoc on the body and a few extra…

Effective Ways to Improve the Handling of Your Car

By On the PULSE | August 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

The way your car handles is partly due to the driver, the make and model, and the internal mechanisms. You can make subtle improvements that effectively stabilize your vehicle, so you have a smoother time driving. Consider the following suggestions—you will not only be enhancing the handling but also ensuring the car is safer. Wheel…

Common Mistakes Made with Commercial Building Railing

By On the PULSE | August 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Mistakes happen, but if they’re too frequent, you have a problem. If you are installing a railing system in your commercial building for the first time, you should be aware of these common mistakes. The sooner you know about them, the better you can plan to avoid these errors. Not Cleaning After Installing After any…

What You Should Know Before Purchasing a Motorcycle

By On the PULSE | August 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Purchasing a new or used motorcycle isn’t just something you can do quickly. There are a lot of things you should do before committing to a motorcycle to make sure you’re getting the right vehicle for you. Here’s a detailed list of what you should do and keep in mind when buying a bike.  Determine…

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

By Joseph W. Smith III | November 23, 2021 | Comments Off on Five lesser-known Tom Hanks films you won’t want to miss

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…