WLYP members show off their artwork at Wine and Design
WLYP had the opportunity to meet with Jodi Rakoski, frachise owner of Wine and Design in Williamsport, PA. Jodi had worked for years in the restaurant scene before deciding to start this franchise in Williamsport. Having opened only recently, Wine and Design has already become popular in the area, offering step-by-step classes to adults, private painting parties, and even summper camps for kids.
After a Q&A with Jodi, WLYP members got a chance to unleash their artistic side. Members worked together in teams to recreate a painting of colorful buildings lining an idyllic canal. Check out the talented WLYP members in action here. And be sure to pay a visit to Wine and Design, conveniently located in the heart of Williamsport’s downtown arts and restaurant district.
And don’t forget, WLYP will be touring the Community Arts Center on Wed, July 30 at 5:30 pm!
Have you checked out our events calendar recently?
We have some great stuff planned for the rest of this summer including local business tours, member socials, volunteer opportunities, and Chamber sponsored PM Exchanges. If there are other kinds of events you’d like to see, let us know. We hope to see you at an upcoming event!
Some WLYP volunteers at the Cutters 5k
The Williamsport Crosscutters, in partnership with the Children’s Development Center, held the 4th Annual Cutters 5K on Saturday, June 28th at Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field. WLYP volunteers had a great time helping to staff the event, working registration tables and handing out refreshments.
Nick Troiano Birthday Bash
On June 3, WLYP members attended a discussion of Nick’s completely citizen-funded independent campaign for Congress at his campaign’s Williamsport headquarters. June 3 also happened to be Nick’s 25th birthday, making him the youngest candidiate for US Congress this year. WLYP members had a great time learning and asking questions about Nick’s campaign and journey so far. Learn more about Nick’s campaign here
(Note: WLYP does not affiliate with any political candidates or political parties)
Peter Herdic House
Williamsport City Councilwoman Liz Miele, owner and chef of the Peter Herdic House, hosted WLYP for an extensive discussion of her path to her current position, city politics and also the ways in which the young people of Lycoming County can be participants in the political process.
Ms. Miele invited members to reach out to her with any questions they had regarding the business of the City Council and asked many questions of the members present.
WLYP members also enjoyed a sampling from the menu and the atmosphere of one of Williamsport’s best preserved Millionaire’s Row homes during the discussion.
Alabaster owner Karl Fisher welcomed WLYP to his coffee shop on Wednesday, April 30th. He explained the process of starting his business, how he sources and roasts his beans and what makes a great cup of coffee.
In addition, there was a tasting of his current favorite blend (Nicaragua) for all that attended. While tasting the coffee, there was a brief question and answer period with topics like how to make a great cup of coffee at home, what “organic” really means and others.
After the event, Karl continued to talk to attendees and the shop was open for purchases of coffee and accessories.
To check out all that Alabaster offers, go to alabastercoffee.com or visit the shop at 410 Pine Street, Williamsport, PA.
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/
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 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 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
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