CASA volunteers scarce as needs of the children continue to grow

By Anne Reiner | June 25, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sandy Spencer has always had a passion for children and it was this passion that inspired her to became a Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteer over 17 years ago, soon after the Susquehanna Valley CASA was founded.  She became one of the first groups to be trained in the program, with a mission to help…

Songs for the river: Local artists honor the Susquehanna in second album

By Joseph W. Smith III | June 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Milton, Berwick, Wilkes-Barre, Shelley Island, Clinton County, Nescopeck Falls, Shickshinny, Tuscarora Forest, Lake Chautauqua, Slackwater Bridge. These are just a few of the evocative locales mentioned on “Songs of the Susquehanna, Vol. 2”—a newly released CD with 20 tracks by local artists honoring the beloved 444-mile waterway that runs from New York and Pennsylvania all…

‘We need each other’: Commission advocates for underserved women 

By Jeff Falk | June 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

A group of women in Lebanon County are tackling the struggles of women in their community, offering programs and scholarships important to success.  On the surface, and from the outside looking in, the Lebanon County Commission for Women’s sole purpose for existing is to promote and advocate for women, their rights and their issues. But…

‘The last soldier:’ Descendants and community honor county’s longest surviving Civil War veteran

By Don Everett Smith Jr. | June 6, 2022 | 1 Comment

WILLIAMSPORT – Lycoming County’s last surviving Civil War veteran, Daniel Null, was honored at a special ceremony on Saturday morning at Wildwood Cemetery. A crowd of 50 to 75 family members and persons seeking to honor Null, gathered along with Civil War reenactors with 19th century military hardware. While Null’s descendants sat in white folding…

First Friday in Williamsport blessed by good weather, great music, big crowd

By Anne Reiner | June 4, 2022 | 0 Comments

Locals flooded Williamsport’s Downtown West Fourth Street for June’s First Friday event. The weather was perfect and a myriad of musical groups lined the street to help with the summer ambiance. First Friday is organized by the Lycoming Arts. More events and information can be found here. Author Anne Reiner Anne Reiner has been a…

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

By On the PULSE | June 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

Hidden Dangers in the Home and How To Deal With Them

By On the PULSE | May 25, 2022

Your home is one of the places you should feel most at ease. However, there are some dangers inside your own home you should know about to truly be safe. By addressing these risks, you can make your house much better for you and your loved ones. Here’s a deeper look into the hidden dangers…

Different Types of Air Filters To Consider for Your Home

By On the PULSE | May 25, 2022

Did you know that the air quality within your home affects your health? Various substances in your surroundings enter your lungs when you breathe. Numerous particles, often smaller than the eye can see, occupy and travel through the air. These include dust particles and airborne toxins. Many of those air pollutants can cause severe and…

Expert: Tips to avoid tick bites and Lyme disease this summer

By On the PULSE | May 24, 2022

If you are heading outside this summer, it is imperative to take precautions to protect your body. In addition to sunscreen and other safety measures, consider using insect repellent. It will help you avoid not only pesky mosquitoes, but also harmful tick bites that have the ability to transmit Lyme disease. Lyme disease is a…

Different Types of Air Filters To Consider for Your Home

By On the PULSE | May 21, 2022

Did you know that the air quality within your home affects your health? Various substances in your surroundings enter your lungs when you breathe. Numerous particles, often smaller than the eye can see, occupy and travel through the air. These include dust particles and airborne toxins. Many of those air pollutants can cause severe and…

Dermatologist: Preventing and Detecting Skin Cancer

By On the PULSE | May 17, 2022

Have you been spending more time outdoors to enjoy the warmer weather? If your answer is yes, have you also been taking steps to protect your skin from the sun? If not, now is the time to start adding a few important steps to your morning routine to help prevent skin cancer. According to Centers…

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

By On the PULSE | June 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

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,…

Tips to combat parental fatigue and burnout

By On the PULSE | June 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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…

How to prevent toxic fume inhalation while welding

By On the PULSE | December 7, 2020 | Comments Off on How to prevent toxic fume inhalation while welding

There are many safety precautions welders must take before each project due to the safety risks involved. One of the most common safety hazards that welders have to prevent is inhaling toxic fumes, gases and vapors created during the process. Each one of these three ways to prevent toxic fume inhalation while welding plays a…

Careers for people who want to get out of the house

By On the PULSE | December 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Careers for people who want to get out of the house

Now more than ever, people’s careers are retreating behind closed doors and taking place on computer screens. This is understandable given the circumstances, but it can be difficult for those whose hearts long to be under a wide-open sky. These are the individuals who thrive when they are outdoors and interacting with nature. And because…

Keep your home safe this season with these winterizing tips

By On the PULSE | December 1, 2020 | Comments Off on Keep your home safe this season with these winterizing tips

Winter can be nasty—especially to your home. With winter comes not only snow but also extremely cold temperatures, which—along with any other elements you might see during the winter months—can be harmful to houses. To properly prepare, read the information below. We’ve provided you with a list of a few most common ways winter damages…

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…