Friday, October 13, 2017

Lycoming Audubon Society program “Costa Rica Wildlife Photography”

Lycoming Audubon Society program “Costa Rica Wildlife Photography” with Lauri Shaffer. Sunbitterns in full display, resplendent quetzals, and colorful poison dart frogs all make
for a lively presentation on the birds and animals of Costa Rica.

Lauri Shaffer, an avid birder and photographer, will share stories and photos of her last
two trips to this beautiful Central American country.

Wednesday October 25, 2017. The monthly meeting begins at 6:00 pm, and the program
starts at 6:30 pm. Both are free and open to the public.

Lowry Room, on the 3rd floor of the Welch wing in the James V Brown Library, 19 E Fourth St, Williamsport.

Wallis Run Road in Lycoming County to Open

Montoursville – A section of Route 1003 (Wallis Run Road) in Lycoming County, which has been closed due to a soil slide that occurred during flooding in October 2016, is expected to be open by the end of October.

The reconstructed road will connect to a temporary bridge that is currently in place over Wallis Run.

There will be single lane traffic controlled with temporary traffic signals until a permanent bridge is completed. The road then will be opened to traffic in both directions.

Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. is the prime contractor on this $5 million project.

FEATURE: Huskies' Linebacker Speaks On NYPD Experience

Taking aerial shots of New York City from the seat of a NYPD (New York Police Department) helicopter is not a common résumé booster most college graduates can boast about. For senior linebacker Wesley Splain (Stafford, Va./Brooke Point) of the Bloomsburg University football team, that is just one of many experiences he gained from his internship with the NYPD over the summer.

Splain's love for mass communications started in high school when he had the opportunity to work with a local television network covering high school sporting events. When Splain was not on the field recording tackles, he was recording video for the broadcast.

"We did game shows and football games. Sometimes I wasn't able to help because I was playing, but I was able to help cover a couple state championship games," explained Splain.

Bloomsburg University Football Travels To West Chester Saturday In Crucial PSAC Matchup

Courtesy of Bloomsburg University Sports Information
- Saturday's contest with West Chester is the 76th in the series between the two schools, dating back to the first meeting in 1925. Bloomsburg has a 26-49 record in the series and is only 7-29 lifetime in West Chester. The Huskies lost 17 straight at West Chester until their first victory on October 14, 1978, by a final score of 16-3.

- West Chester is the top scoring team in the PSAC, but will go up against at Bloomsburg defense that ranks fourth in the conference in points allowed (22.8). However, last Saturday, the Golden Rams dropped 37 points on a Shippensburg team that had only allowed 46 points over the first five weeks. West Chester is foruth in the PSAC in total offense (456.5) while Bloomsburg is fourth in the league in total defense (344.2).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Penn College Appoints Dean of Business & Hospitality

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Lisa M. Andrus, who has more than 20 years of professional experience in a variety of fields including hospitality, government, small business, health care and higher education, has been named dean of business and hospitality at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

A Williamsport native, Andrus returned to the area after earning a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, a master’s degree in industrial and labor relations, and a doctorate in administration and leadership studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

During her four years as an assistant professor at IUP, Andrus presented research at several national and international conferences, resulting in publication. The research covered the fields of emotional intelligence in the hospitality industry, hospitality employees’ job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Andrus serves as chair of the annual Applied Business and Entrepreneurship Association International Conference hosted in Maui, Hawaii, and she was adviser for the Delta Chapter of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority at IUP. She is the owner of Andrus Hospitality LLC and president and CEO of the Williamsport Community Kitchen.

“Lisa has a wide range of relevant experience in higher education, government and private industry that will serve her well as she leads the School of Business & Hospitality at Penn College,” said Paul L. Starkey, vice president for academic affairs and provost. “I look forward to her contributions in this significant leadership role.”

Andrus, who officially begins her duties on Nov. 1, succeeds Gerri F. Luke, who is retiring at the end of this month as dean of business and hospitality.

For more about the academic programs offered by the School of Business & Hospitality,

For more on Penn College, a national leader in applied technology education, visit, email or call toll-free 800-367-9222.

Lane Closure Begins Friday on Route 220 SB at West Fourth Street

Montoursville, PA – On Friday, October 13, a contractor will begin work on the Route 220 southbound structure over the West Fourth off-ramp in Woodward Township.

Traffic will be reduced to a single lane from 9 AM Friday until 9 AM Monday, October 16, so expansion dams can be installed on the structure.

Delays are expected Friday during the afternoon commute. Motorists should be alert and watch for stopped or slow-moving vehicles.

Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 825 traffic cameras.

511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.