A deer goes shopping in a T.J. Maxx, "witch bottles" are washing up on the Texas coastline, adults are engaging in "political shaming" and more, this week in The Files of The Strange & Deranged!Continue Reading
Thanks to the support of Woodlands Bank and a host of other local businesses who participate in the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program, the Community Arts Center is able to provide quality educational programming. Freddi Hammer speaks with Jon Conklin, President and CEO of Woodlands Banks about their most recent EITC donation for the Arts center, and Jim Dougherty, Executive Director for the CAC explains how the generous funds are used throughout the year.Continue Reading
Shawn Carey speaks with Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce President Jason Fink. Jason recaps the Pie 5K, updates on the Trolley Tour of Lights, the upcoming PM Exchange and more!Continue Reading
Astronauts lose a tool bag worth $100,000, a woman with two uteri is pregnant with twins, a cargo plane leaving New York had to turn around and land after a horse got loose and more...this week in The Files Of The Strange & Deranged!Continue Reading
Freddi Hammer talks with Williamsport Salvation Army Major Sheryl A. Hershey about programs available this holiday season.Continue Reading
A man swimming in California was bitten multiple times by otters, a Texas Southern University tuba player punched a heckler during last Saturday's football game and kept playing, a recently freed Pennsylvania man is back in jail after stealing an ambulance and more, this week on The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!Continue Reading
Ron Frick and Taylor Yeagle of the Lycoming County United Way describe a new youth driven partnership with Lycoming College students called the Yellow Tulip Project. They will plant yellow tulip bulbs this fall in Hope Gardens all over Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga Counties to help start a discussion on crushing the stigma surrounding mental health and mental health treatment, and highlight the importance of mental health and the necessity of taking care of ourselves.Continue Reading
A Seattle homeowner is living in his van while his unpaid tenant is listing his home as an Airbnb, a Georgia restaurant charges $50 for unruly children and in an update from this summer, an Australian woman who had served dinner to her ex-husband and in-laws only for them to die, has been charged with murder! These stories and more on this week's installment of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!Continue Reading
The Duboistown Garden Club has planned their annual craft show fundraiser for November 10th and 11th. Club Member Beth Allison shares information about how they’ve been getting ready for the show for months and the ways their year round club activities have beautified the community for 70 years.Continue Reading
A local author shares the harrowing tale about her family who lived on Lycoming County land, saying they endured years of hauntings by spirits and entities before they learned a very big secret about the previous occupants of the multi-acre property near Rose Valley Road. Freddi explores the family’s story with Sabrina Rogers Beackley, discussing her book, “Haunted Freedom”.Continue Reading
An American Kestrel has learned to paint, a Colorado company paid a subcontractor 23 thousand dollars in coins, a D.C. firefighter lost his job after stopping at a Chick-Fil A on his way to a call and more, on this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!Continue Reading
WILQ's Shawn Carey speaks with Jason Fink, President/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce
WILQ's Shawn Carey speaks with Jason Fink, President/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce. A once a month feature on 105.1 WILQ. Lean about the new Iron Valley Real Estate, PM Exchange, Trolley Tour of Lights and more.Continue Reading
Forget the tricks and keep the treats this Halloween by keeping your kids safe and healthy. Jane Trombetta, Chief Clinical Officer for MedExpress and an RN, talks with Freddi Hammer about being mindful of the dangers that can come from food allergies, road hazards and ill-fitting masks or costumes.Continue Reading
Officials in Hong Kong have arrested a man accused of attempting to smuggle cocaine in his wheelchair, a 4th Grade teacher shows his students "Winnie The Pooh: Blood & Honey" and Vladimir Putin deploys war-ready dolphins to the Black Sea. These stories and more in this week's "Files Of The Strange and Deranged"!Continue Reading
A school bus driver loses her job after not realizing that White Claw is an alcoholic drink, a couple buys human ashes on Facebook Marketplace and an Erie, Pennsylvania couple post "evidence" of paranormal activity in their home! These stories and more on this week's Files Of The Strange & Deranged!Continue Reading
River Valley Health and Dental invite you to their “Eat Around the World” event Thursday, October 26th at Farrington Place, to sample international dishes and help raise funds for the unmet dental needs of those in our community.
Karla Sexton from River Valley Health and Dental, and one of the 9 chefs participating, Kurt Kane from Long Island Pizza, talks with Freddi Hammer about the upcoming fundraiser that will feature dishes from Italy, Israel, India, Persia, PA Dutch Country and other culinary locations… along with a Silent Auction and 50/50 raffle.
In this episode, Jake looks back at October 9, 1982 and the top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 including songs like "Who Can It Be Now" from Men At Work, "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" from Chicago and more! He also looks back at some of the cultural events of 1982 and his new feature, the "My Song Spotlight."Continue Reading
Tom Hanks warns of a commercial using an AI version of him which he had nothing to do with, Tank the Tortoise has been found and an escaped monkey was seen sipping a beer before being re-captured. These stories and more this week in The Files Of The Strange & Deranged.Continue Reading
The 15th Schick Elementary School PTO Sock Walk is Friday, October 13 and students in grades K through 5 are walking to raise 50 thousand dollars to provide the extras for their whole school year like Activity Days, Teacher Appreciation Days, Field Trips, special Science and Reading programs and more! PTO President Jackie Lindsay talks with Freddi Hammer about the Sock Walk on Friday and how parents are invited to walk with their kids on a fun and exciting morning outdoors. Mark Mack from Backyard Broadcasting will be at the Sock Walk, too, playing music and providing announcements!Continue Reading
An Italian lawyer who attempted to kill a client using voodoo has been convicted, Tank the Tortoise has escaped captivity again and police chased and apprehended a...chicken! These stories and more on this week's "Files Of The Strange and Deranged!"Continue Reading
When life-changing hardships happen to families, often, children who need the most support can fall through the cracks. But the Favors Forward Foundation was established in Lycoming County to serve children and adults working their way past hardships like a death in the family, military service, domestic violence,even divorce and separation.
Find out more from Beth McMann, President and Founder of the Favors Forward Foundation, whether you want to provide help as a volunteer or you are seeking help.
A bear broke into a Florida garage and ate vegan ice cream, The Hambone Award nominations have been released and an Australian journalist named her child 'Methamphetamine Rules" plus more weirdness in this week's "Files Of The Strange & Deranged".Continue Reading
The Williamsport Chapter of Toastmasters is a club for people who want to improve at public speaking in a safe and supportive environment. The Toastmasters meet at the 505 Restaurant on Washington Boulevard on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. A new class starts on October 4th
Chapter President Donna J. Miller and Treasurer Phil Buehrer, encourage all who want to grow or sharpen essential business skills, including those fearful of public speaking, to come participate!
A man in Turkey was sentenced this past week to over 11,000 years in prison, a passenger plane headed to Switzerland from Spain delivered its passengers but none of their luggage and crocodiles are on the loose in China! These stories and more on this week's episode of The Files Of The Strange & Deranged!Continue Reading
Montoursville State Police Troop F hosts the Annual Sunny Day Camp every September! Sunny Day Camp is a FREE camp for special needs children and adults and their guardians, and is based on the concept of the week-long Camp Cadet, offering the same fun in ONE manageable day for the participants, plus a graduation ceremony! Athletes from the Special Olympics are invited each year, too! PA State Trooper Andrea Jacobs explains to Freddi Hammer how Sunny Day Camp is made possible by your generous donations and reminds us that even though registration is closed for this season, they continue to raise funds for future years to come.Continue Reading
Come along with Jake as he takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane to revisit the 1983 cinematic gem "Valley Girl," featuring the iconic performances of Nicolas Cage and Deborah Foreman. Join him in the latest episode of "Growing Up 80's with Jake Michaels," where he'll highlight a selection of timeless 80's hits that graced the film's soundtrack. Prepare to groove to the sounds of Josie Cotton, The Plimsouls, Eddie Grant, the Psychedelic Furs, and many more. And that's not all! Jake introduces an exciting new segment called "My Song Spotlight" for your listening pleasure.Continue Reading
Shawn Carey chats with NASCAR Legend Kenny Schrader, who will be in competition at the Clinton County Speedway, Mill Hall, on Friday, September 15th as part of the NY-Penn IMCA Modified Series.
Schrader’s’ passion for motorsports has been well documented through a career that now spans close to 50 years. He competed in the NASCAR Cup Series for 29 seasons, where he secured 4 victories and 184 top ten finishes.Continue Reading
Last week… A UK woman stung more than 60 times by bees has an unfortunate name, an excavator reportedly carved a space in the Great Wall of China, a man is apprehended by The Coast Guard attempting to cross the Atlantic in a hamster-wheel-like craft and more, this week in The Files Of The Strange and Deranged!Continue Reading
In Touch with Freddi Hammer - The Annual Senior Expo, hosted by Senator Gene Yaw and Representative Joe Hamm
In Touch this past Sunday, The Annual Senior Expo, hosted by Senator Gene Yaw and Representative Joe Hamm is at Community Baptist Church (1857 Route 87) in Montoursville Thursday, September 14th from 9:30am till 1pm. Seniors, their Families, and Caregivers can get free information from more than 70 vendors at the Senior Expo including Health Care and Elder Care, Insurance, Transportation, Nutrition, Wills and Estate Planning and so much more!Continue Reading
In Touch this past Sunday, It’s the 15th Anniversary of Corvettes on Main Street in Muncy! Join car enthusiasts from all over the area as they enjoy C1-C8 Corvettes on display in downtown Muncy on September 16th! Susquehanna Valley Corvette Club President Keith Hoffman and his wife Jan, who chairs the event, share the details about this month’s Corvettes on Main Street in Muncy.Continue Reading
Tune in to the latest episode of "Growing Up 80's" with Jake as he takes you on a nostalgic journey back to the very first "US Festival," an iconic event that unfolded over the Labor Day Weekend in 1982. Relive the electrifying atmosphere as legendary bands such as The Ramones, Oingo Boingo, The Police, B-52's, Eddie Money, Fleetwood Mac, and more took the stage throughout the weekend. Join Jake as he unravels the magic of the "US Festival," celebrating the fusion of music, culture, and dreams that defined an unforgettable era, available now at wbzd.com and on our mobile app, plus Apple, Spotify and Google Podcast as well as Amazon Music and Audible. Just search for Backyard Broadcasting.Continue Reading
This past week... A man was shot in the head twice and survived, a man whose car was damaged by a pothole has to prove exactly which pothole damaged his vehicle, Oscar Meyer is developing a "hot dog" straw and more, this week in The Files Of The Strange And Deranged!Continue Reading
Blue Star Mothers of America have worked together since the 1960s to make sure all active duty military sons and daughters, as well as veterans receive the support and recognition they need and deserve.
Blue Star Moms of North Central PA District 12 and the 327th Quartermaster Battalion Family Readiness Group are hosting their 3rd Patriot 5K Color Run on September 9th at the Williamsport AFRC. New Blue Star Mom President, Laura Farnsworth and 1st Vice President Brenda Everett ask for your support and participation!
Jake speaks with 2023 PA State Laurel Queen 1st Runner Up Melody Rzeszotarski of Montoursville Area High School
Jake speaks with the 2023 PA State Laurel Queen 1st Runner Up Melody Rzeszotarski of Montoursville Area High School about her experience in the 81st Annual PA State Laurel Festival in Wellsboro, PA. He also learns what she has been up to over the summer and her future plans after high school.Continue Reading
This past week... Two Americans spent the night in the Eiffel Tower because they were drunk, Spanish nudists are furious over tourists showing up at their beaches fully clothed, a plane over Dublin flew in mysterious circles and more in this edition of The Files Of The Strange and Deranged.Continue Reading
The Albright LIFE Center in Williamsport is holding a FREE Carnival on Friday, August 25th with games, food and fun! You’re invited to take a tour of the facility to see if the comprehensive health care and care coordination could be right for you or for any elderly family members who want to stay in their home longer. Tracy Hollenbach is the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator for Albright LIFE and invites you to their summer carnival at 901 Memorial Avenue.Continue Reading
In this episode of Growing Up 80's with Jake Michaels, accompany Jake as he delves further into the realm of overlooked one-hit wonders from the 1980s. Take a retrospective journey as he revisits tracks like "Rush Hour" by Jane Weidlin, "Love Plus One" by Haircut 100, "19" by Paul Hardcastle, and more. Alongside the music exploration, you'll also receive a historical perspective on the significant events that unfolded during the years these songs made their debut.Continue Reading
This past week... A United Airlines passenger flew across the U.S. to collect her daughter's luggage, a woman hosted a lunch for her ex-in-laws who then died, a woman who was detained in Dubai for shouting at a rental car service employee has finally been released and more, in this episode of The Files of The Strange & Deranged.Continue Reading
The generous donations given to Williamsport’s American Rescue Workers that are sold at their numerous thrift stores around the state, help A.R.W. pay for programs, long term and emergency shelter for men, women & children, a food pantry, and access to their Social Service Center that offers a daily food pantry and invaluable services that help vulnerable families avoid or navigate homelessness. Learn more from Valerie Fessler, A.R.W.’s Director of Development and Community Engagement.Continue Reading