Modern-style elevator highlight’s updates to historic Pajama Factory

By Don Everett Smith Jr. | January 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

WILLIAMSPORT –  Built in the late 1800s, the Pajama Factory is a staple in the Williamsport community and while a variety of updates have brought it into the 21st Century, the factory continues to keep its connection to the past.  Since Mark and Suzanne Winkleman bought the Pajama Factory in 2007, on the corner of…

‘A community issue’: Williamsport church opens doors to homeless at night

By Anne Reiner | January 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Each night, from now until the end of March, the First United Methodist Church’s foyer becomes home to a number of the area’s homeless population.  “There are always opportunities to serve people,” said John Best, who founded the Code Blue Ministry shelter with his wife Sue. “There could be more shelters, there could be more…

Domestic disturbance calls dominate Williamsport’s 2021 crime statistics

By Anne Reiner | January 19, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Williamsport Bureau of Police began collecting monthly crime statistics in July of 2021 and publishing them on Crime Watch, an important step toward transparency, according to Chief Justin Snyder.  Prior to July, the city’s criminal statistics were collected through a hand-written tally system, Snyder said, adding that it made looking at trends over time…

Hospitals see staffing shortages, COVID hospitalizations remain steady as cases skyrocket

By Anne Reiner | January 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Northcentral region of Pennsylvania is no different from the rest of the country or the globe when it comes to exploding COVID cases, with numbers rising above the December 2020 peak.  “We have been expecting a surge from all of the holiday gatherings in late December (2021),” said Dr. Rutul Dalal, infectious disease expert…

‘Game-changer’: Studio 570 finds new home in downtown building

By Joseph W. Smith III | January 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

After five years of performing in such unusual places as a nursing home and a fire station, Studio 570 has a new home. The local theater group has moved into a three-story rehearsal and performance space at 140 W. Fourth St., between Plankenhorn’s and the Clothier. “It was a fantastic place located right on the…

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Nurse: Limit the risk of exposure injuries this winter

By On the PULSE | January 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cold weather comes with winters in Pennsylvania and with the freezing temperatures, windchill, ice and snow also come an added risk for potential exposure injuries. While some love the winter wonderland, others may want to hunker down in their homes and wait it out until spring. Consider the following tips to help keep safe and…

How to prevent your pipes from freezing indoors

By On the PULSE | January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

As beautiful as the season can be, winter comes with its fair share of storms and cold damage potential. Plummeting temperatures mean your pipes can freeze easily, causing them to expand and crack. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these water damages before they sneak up on you. Follow these tips for how to prevent…

Pediatrician: Bundle up baby, it’s cold outside

By On the PULSE | January 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Winter is here in north central Pa. and as a parent you may be wondering if it’s safe to take your baby outside. The short answer is yes. Babies and parents need fresh air and being outdoors can help your baby acclimate to the seasons while offering a change of scenery that is stimulating and…

Common chemicals found in pharmaceuticals

By On the PULSE | January 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Many people have very little understanding of chemicals, how they work, or even that they’re used to create the majority of our everyday necessities. The reality of chemicals is that they’re key components in the creation of modern medications. Let’s examine some of the common chemicals found in pharmaceuticals for a better understanding. Active Ingredients…

Dietitian: Resetting your healthy eating habits for 2022

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

At the start of a new year, it’s customary to make a new goal or resolution. Some of the most common are related to eating healthier or dieting. While these resolutions are set with good intentions, it can be hard to know how to get started and maintain this new lifestyle. Don’t Overcomplicate Your Diet…

Common reasons why your child may be acting out

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

Although parents want to feel like they know everything there is to know about their children, it is still a challenge to read their emotions. When your child acts out, throws a tantrum and misbehaves, there could be hundreds of reasons why they exhibit this behavior. This list of the common reasons why your child…

Why You Need an Industrial Generator for Construction

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

The construction industry regularly uses heavy machinery to complete a variety of projects. Most of this specialized equipment receives power electrically, making it crucial for construction sites to have constant access to a reliable energy source. One way that companies accomplish this is through the use of a generator. The success of a project heavily…

Best Types of Metals for a Beginner Blacksmith To Forge

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

As a beginner blacksmith, you have many decisions to consider before you start forging. You must choose a forge, fuel type, tools, and more. So how do you know which materials are best to work with? Keep reading to discover the best types of metals for a beginner blacksmith to forge and which to avoid.…

Unconventional New Year’s resolutions for mental health

By On the PULSE | December 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The new year is looming, and thoughts of resolutions may be on your mind. The gym might be a more crowded and you might have healthier items on your grocery shopping list. While these kinds of resolutions work well for some people, they might not be for everyone and for many people, just putting in…

Plastic Surgeon: How to prevent hand injuries

By On the PULSE | December 22, 2021

Can you think of a tool that you use more often than your own hands? It’s inarguable that they are extremely valuable, but we often take them for granted.  Due to their frequent and wide variety of uses, hand injuries are fairly common. Our hands are extremely complex body parts that make up more than…

Are you stressed? Find the best techniques to ease your mind

By On the PULSE | March 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Are you stressed? Find the best techniques to ease your mind

Jobs. Family. Finances. Coronavirus. We are all stressed these days. Now, perhaps more than ever, it’s important to manage your stress, and doctors say mindfulness is the best place to start. According to therapist, Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction therapy, mindfulness can be defined as an awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose,…

As coronavirus looms, doctors urge US to pay more attention to the flu

By On the PULSE | February 24, 2020 | Comments Off on As coronavirus looms, doctors urge US to pay more attention to the flu

Even as reports of the coronavirus continue to pile in from across the globe, for those in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States, it’s the flu that should cause more concern, doctors say.  While the rapid growth of this new virus is concerning, reported cases in the US are extremely low, with less than 40…

Don’t be SAD: 8 tips to combat seasonal depression

By On the PULSE | February 10, 2020 | 4 Comments

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that is connected to the change in seasons.  SAD typically begins in the Fall and worsens during the Winter when the daylight periods are the shortest, according to Douglas Spotts, M.D., FAAFP, vice president and chief health officer of Meritus Medical Group.  Though many people feel…

Common Challenges in the Oil and Gas Industry

By On the PULSE | January 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

The oil and gas industry deals with many challenges and threats, from safety hazards to meeting certain standards. As such, it’s essential for workers in the industry to understand the difficulties and learn from them. If you’re curious about these obstacles, keep reading to learn about the common challenges in the oil and gas industry.…

Best Practices for Metal Fabrication Shops

By On the PULSE | January 20, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you operate a metal fabrication facility, you know the importance of maintaining the highest safety and production quality. But these are challenging goals to obtain, especially if you’re busy processing new orders. Whether you’re new to the management scene or would like to revamp your current processes, explore these best practices for metal fabrication…

How to prevent your pipes from freezing indoors

By On the PULSE | January 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

As beautiful as the season can be, winter comes with its fair share of storms and cold damage potential. Plummeting temperatures mean your pipes can freeze easily, causing them to expand and crack. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent these water damages before they sneak up on you. Follow these tips for how to prevent…

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…