Asked to speak at the Marine Corps Ball, Susquehanna Valley Detachment, at the American Legion in Lewisburg, I thought it might be appropriate to share with the Marines and the reader an unusual World War II flight experience.

We finally have real winter weather. Snow! Cold! Wind! Needless to say it feels good to be inside a warm cozy house this morning with the outside temperature at 23 degrees.

Remember the first time you heard that sweet, yearning song, “If You Leave Me Now”? Or “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” Kick back and relive these tunes from Chicago and other ’70s rock bands.

Rich and varied celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. Day are available at Bucknell and Susquehanna universities, from lectures addressing pertinent topics, to a service fair of local agencies seeking volunteers, to a talk by an NFL player who was brave enough to acknowledge his true identity.

SUNBURY — The Shikellamy theatre group is doing an encore of  “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown" after drawing near sell out crowds in August.

BLOOMSBURG — Fourth through eighth-grade students have been working hard collecting data, testing results, and building displays, and tonight they’ll be able to showcase their scientific findings at the Fourth Annual Children’s Museum Competitive Science Fair in Bloomsburg.

LEWISBURG — The 2019 Evangelical Gala will be held on Saturday, March 9, at the Elaine Langone Center on the campus of Bucknell University. The Gala begins with a 6 p.m. cocktail hour and a silent auction, followed by dinner and dancing to music provided by Body & Soul, out of Albany, Ne…

A World War II pilot and Navy veteran wrote about his opinion concerning my article, “A dangerous flight requires nerves of steel.” “Your article was right on target. When I was 18-19 years old, I flew the back seat in torpedo bombers off the aircraft carriers Saratoga, Yorktown, Enterprise …

After two cross-country trips by bicycle, Centre Hall pastor KR Mele is staying a little closer to home this year. Through his organization, Rock-n-Roll Ministries, he has planned and organized a five-day ride this July that will stretch across the center of Pennsylvania, and he’s inviting o…

Everyone knows that although the Christian Bible is a single volume, it’s actually a multi-genre library of between 66 and 81 books (depending on how one counts) written over a space of 1,500 years by numerous authors.

The Baha’i writings are replete with refrences to universal peace — “the supreme goal of all mankind” — as well as explanations of the social principles it requires.

Christmas 2018 is now history. We hope you all had a blessed Christmas with loved ones, and remembering that Jesus is the reason for the season! Our wish is for God’s blessings on each of you in the coming New Year, 2019, and always.

A reader of my column posed a challenge during a phone call. In her opinion, most articles about the military emphasize the horror of war, or the difficult life in the military.

LEWISBURG — This month, First Baptist Church in Lewisburg, an historical local church that founded Bucknell University, will officially commemorate its 175th anniversary, but the celebration kicked off a little early when church members set up 175 luminaries on their front steps on Christmas Eve.

LEWISBURG — Rachel Smith, MPA, SHRM-SCP, has been named vice president of human resources at Evangelical Community Hospital. Evangelical employs more than 1,800 individuals in both clinical and non-clinical roles and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff.

The 12 days of Christmas are a festive time. But they include a day of somber recollection, the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which reminds us that our joy should never blind us to the fact that there is genuine and sometimes horrific suffering in the world.

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA) is donating $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in Pennsylvania to help families with housing near a hospitalized child. The grant will support each of the houses in Danville, Hershey, Pittsburgh and Scranto…

My friend, former Marine World War II Captain Edward Zerbe of Sunbury, shared a splendid letter he received from the WWII Veterans Committee, “A Project of the American Studies Center.” We would like to share it with interested readers. The story is important.

Starting in 2020, the Pennsylvania Food Code will require that the person in charge of a food service operation be a certified food protection manager — and such a person must be onsite at all times during operating hours. That means at least one employee on each shift must become certified.

The Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together or LIFT Programs are based upon years of research from Tufts University showing how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of women of all ages, including bone density, reducing falls, improving arthritis symptoms, flexibi…

LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital announces its Outpatient Surgical Services team — including anesthesia, central sterile, one day surgery, operating room, pre-admission care, post-anesthesia care unit, surgical providers, and Evangelical Ambulatory Surgical Center — have been named…

In such a digital culture and society, many churches have found that utilization of social media is a highly effective form of communication and outreach. Some local pastors even believe those churches who don’t embrace it are missing out on an important tool that can spread their message be…

Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted reaccreditation to the Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program at Evangelical Community Hospital. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the intervention…

Evangelical Community Hospital welcomes a new physician to Gastroenterology of Evangelical. Nicholas Inverso, MD, a board-certified gastroenterologist, will join the Lewisburg practice located at 90 Medical Park Dr., on Jan. 14, 2019, and is accepting new patients.