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2013 Williamsport Grand Slam Parade

August 17, 2013
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Ghosts on Third & Mulberry

February 3, 2013
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Today, there’s a parking lot. And a church, a former bus station, an empty grass square… There’s nothing remarkable about the corner of Third and Mulberry. You’ve driven through this intersection and barely registered the space. Which is okay. Attention is precious and you’ve got other things to think about. Maybe you were consciously ignoring…

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Local love: What you love about small-town PA

February 1, 2013
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        What I love about small-town life in Williamsport necessarily involves what I do not like. Every coin has two sides. Every glass at some time is half empty and half full. There is no pleasure without pain, and no rollercoaster without ups and downs. Life is a continuum and, like a…

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WXPI goes live and local

February 1, 2013
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We, at WXPI, are excited and proud to begin line of programming, beginning April 1 (no fooling!), designed to entertain and inform our listeners. Learn about local issues. Hear about upcoming events. Get to know some of the most interesting, vibrant members of our community. Let your voice be heard. The Pulse of the ‘Port…

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WXPI program schedule for December – January 2013

Williamsport Community Radio continues to evolve, with as much input from our listeners as we can get our hands (or ears) on. We have a mix of local music and talk, national news, and formats you won’t hear much of on other stations in the area. Local programs include Pulse of the Port (local musicians…

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HIV Lives Here

February 3, 2012
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Talkin’ Billtown Blue with April Line

February 3, 2012
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Dateline: Williamsport, Pennsylvania, a.k.a. “Billtown.” Writer April Line has embarked on a mission to raise the profile of literature with Billtown Blue Lit. I recently caught up with April to talk about her progress with getting a reading series off the ground—and her dream of starting a writers’ retreat, scholarship fund, and online literary journal under the…

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Starstruck

February 3, 2012
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The theatrical performance of “Max & Ruby: Bunny Party” came to Williamsport. I freelance for Showcase on the Arts and Nightlife, and in covering the show I got to interview Rosemary Wells.  I was beside myself. I hoped maybe some success juju would eke through the phone. I was eager to look inside the mind…

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Mirabito urges local groups to apply for conservation grants

February 3, 2012
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State Rep. Rick Mirabito (D-Lycoming) is urging municipalities and nonprofit organizations planning to rehabilitate existing park and recreation facilities, develop trail projects, and close gaps in statewide greenways to apply for state grants. “Applications are now available for Community Conservation Partnerships Program grants, otherwise known as C2P2 grants,” Mirabito said. “In addition, the state Department…

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Caregiving Across Generations

February 2, 2012
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You grew up, moved out, and started a family of your own. You visit when you can and keep in touch by talking on the phone and emailing pictures of grandchildren, and possibly great-grandchildren, on a regular basis.  As your parents and grandparents grow older, though, they may require more help than they used to…

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HIV Hero

December 1, 2011
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The Executive Director of AIDS Resource in Williamsport, Kirsten Burkhart, is a national HIV Hero! Kirsten won the honor in a nationwide contest to identify the heroes who help victims fight HIV in their communities every day. Winners were chosen by a panel of judges including Grammy Award-winning singer Dionne Warwick, actor Wilson Cruz, movie…

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YWCA Wise Options offers hope in a time of crisis

December 1, 2011
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The YWCA of Northcentral PA has had a long history within the Williamsport community of providing unique services to the area. Founded in 1893, the YWCA began as a community-minded organization and has continued to adapt to the needs of Lycoming County for over 100 years. Today the organization has grown and developed into three…

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WXPI 88.5 FM Williamsport Community Radio

October 1, 2011
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The last two months have been full of changes for Williamsport Community Radio. The station is now back on the air after recovering from a lightning strike and surviving a hurricane and a tropical storm. We’ve now installed a battery backup system and continue to move toward building a professional studio where we can broadcast…

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WILLIAMSPORT’S PLAN FOR A SKATEPARK KEEPS ROLLING FORWARD

October 1, 2011
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I’ll admit that in the three years I’ve invested in getting Williamsport a new public concrete skatepark, I’ve had my doubts that it would ever really be possible. Don’t get me wrong. The support has always been there. The dream has always been there. Mayor Campana initiated the idea after realizing that hundreds of our…

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FLOOD RELIEF

October 1, 2011
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GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES FEMA/PEMA/County of Lycoming Disaster Recovery Center   This location brings together federal and state flood assistance for individuals and businesses affected by the September flooding. Open 7 days a week from 10am until 7pm. Directions: 740 Fairfield Rd, Montoursville. Take Interstate 180 or Lycoming Mall Drive to Fairfield Rd. Follow signs for parking.…

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