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While a new report from the Department of Environment Protection says that a third of the state’s rivers and streams are impaired, there are some success stories in the Valley.

DANVILLE — The Good Samaritan Mission is in need of volunteers at the clothing store located at 568 Ferry St. in Danville. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to noon and from noon to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Call 570-275-2500, ext. 10 for more info.

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At least 80 percent of residents at Valley nursing homes are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while the vaccination rates for staffers at the facilities lag behind.

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Some marchers held signs that read "I am the post-Roe generation," a statement that may never have been more true than it was at the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

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While the number of COVID-19 cases among school-aged children dropped statewide this week for the first time since November, the number of cases in the Valley reached a record high.

DANVILLE — Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian Church is working with Samaritan’s Purse to help an Afghan refugee family settle in the local area.

DANVILLE — The Helen “Sis” Graham Hause and William A. Hause Fund has been announced by the Community Giving Foundation: Danville. The fund was created by the Hause children and their families as a way to honor their parents and the community they love. The fund will provide grants for chari…

Many of the participants in the first Community Conversations series said they thought that the Valley was not very diverse, being primarily made up of a white demographic. United Way officials and data provided this week claimed it’s a matter of perspective.

BLOOMSBURG — In the last speech he ever delivered, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. declared that he had been to the mountaintop, he had seen the promised land, and he knew that better days were ahead, whether he lived to see them or not.

WILLIAMSPORT — The spontaneity and unexpectedness of improvisation. The zaniness and incredulity of hypnotism. Both are fun forms of entertainment, but put them together and you have … a stage full of ordinary people doing hysterically funny, unpredictable improv skits.

LEWISBURG — We’ve all sung the words, “This land was made for you and me,” but perhaps the image of “you and me” in our minds was different from the you and me actually sharing our land. A group of four American singers is bringing those old songs out in fresh, new ways.

For an authentic Scottish experience like no other, come to The Venue at Liberty Valley in Danville for their “1st Annual Burns Supper,” featuring traditional Scottish foods and entertainment, Saturday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m., at 533 Liberty Valley Rd.

State police got a step closer to being required to turn over DNA samples of missing persons and unidentified decedents to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUS), thanks to two state representatives getting legislation passed by the state Senate.

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The Department of Health recorded fewer than 20,000 cases for the first time since late December on Monday, but still recorded 15,744 cases, a total higher than the previous record set in December 2020 before the current surge.

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More than 17.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Pennsylvania over the past year and nearly three-quarters of all state residents 18 and older are fully vaccinated.

Keish Pares talks about the treatment she had to go through to fight off her COVID-19 infection.

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