Eagle Rock Winery wrapup

Eagle Rock Winery

WLYP at Eagle Rock Winery

On April 9th, WLYP members visited the Eagle Rock Winery for a Small Business Spotlight event. Owner Anna Falat was kind enough to explain her business and treat members to a wine tasting.

The business is located on Millionaires Row and the building was gutted and completely restored to house the business as well as apartments. The Williamsport location has a tasting room, shop and a gallery that showcases local artists. In addition, the basement is set up to handle banquets, weddings or other events.

Eagle Rock Winery also has a location in Laporte, PA. For more information on Eagle Rock Winery, visit them at 414 W. 4th St, Williamsport, PA 17701 or check out their website at http://www.eaglerockwinery.com/

Judge Butts event wrapup

President Judge Nancy Butts

President Judge Nancy Butts

President Judge of Lycoming County Nancy Butts spoke to WLYP members as well as Lycoming College students on Thursday, April 3rd. She discussed her professional journey with the audience and explained the choices as well as the opportunities that lead her to her current position.

Judge Butts also spoke about the initiatives that she is involved with, such as the Heroin Task Force, Drug Court and the the development of the day reporting center.

Her speech was followed by a question and answer period and she also extended an invitation to a screening of a film “Anonymous People” 7:00pm Monday, April 7th at the Community Art Center.

Speaker Series Event – Judge Nancy Butts – April 3, 2014

Speaker Series Event – Judge Nancy Butts
April 3rd – 6:00-7:00pm
Lycoming College – Wendle Hall/Academic Center Room B204
FREE EVENT – RSVP here

Judge Nancy Butts is the President Judge of the 29th Judicial District-Lycoming County. Born and
raised in the Philadelphia area she graduated from Lehigh University and California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Judge Butts has always served the people of Lycoming County since beginning her career in 1986 as an Assistant Public Defender. In 1987 she became Law Clerk for Judge Clinton W. Smith and a full time Assistant District Attorney in 1990. Elected in 1995, she became the first woman elected to the bench in North Central Pennsylvania. She is also a graduate with distinction of the General Jurisdiction Course at the National Judicial College, Reno, Nevada.

Judge Butts founded and currently presides over Lycoming County’s Drug Court (since 1998),
Juvenile Drug Court (since 2004) and Mental Health Court (created Feb. 2008). In 2008 she also became the County’s 2nd DUI Treatment Court Judge. A member of the Statewide Criminal Procedure Rules Committee, she was appointed vice-chair of the committee in October of 2011. Judge Butts has also served on her County’s Prison Board since 1999.

Judge Butts is a member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Vice President of the
Community Theatre League. She is also an E.M.T. and Life Member of the Old Lycoming Township
Volunteer Fire Company. She currently teaches part time at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Two WLYP Board members “arrested” to help the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Two WLYP Board Members desperately need your help! Financial Director William Bacharach and President Candy Rivera are being “arrested” and hauled off to a  jail at The Cell Block Tavern to raise bail money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Lockup event on March, 19th 2014. Taking  part in the 2014 Williamsport Lockup benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association. As a Jailbird,  We’re working to raise bail via donations from my friends and family, all of which go to help MDA. The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be incarcerating us for about an hour, and charging us with “having an extremely big hearts.”

Please consider donating towards our bail so we can get back to true freedom! MDA is dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and other neuromuscular diseases. At the same time, the Association provides health care and support services for people living with these diseases — right here in our community. Please consider supporting our fundraising efforts with a tax-deductible donation. It’s easy — just click on the secure link below.

Remember, the money raised will stay local and support our local community. Many local child with these diseases go to a special summer camp free of charge because of people like you who support the cause.

Donate to the MDA on behalf of Will

Donate to the MDA on behalf of Candy

WLYP Tour of the Lycoming County Jail

Please email programming@wlyp.org if you would be interested in participating in a tour of the Lycoming County Jail. Once we’ve got a good idea of a number of people interested, we’ll move forward with selecting a date for this program. The goal is the end of February or early March. Please note, that all those who wish to attend will be subject to a background check.