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Keep your loud chewing and pen-clicking to yourself, please

Perusing my Apple News feed, I came across an article that caught my eye, entitled, “Being annoyed by noisy chewing is a genuine psychiatric disorder.” It featured a couple of grotesque photos of people stuffing way too much food in their mouths. Who wouldn’t be annoyed by this? ...

Blue Star Mothers

The term “veteran” is synonymous with bravery, heroism and going above and beyond the call to action, whether that be in uniform on the front lines, on base or some undisclosed deployment location. The immediate vision of a veteran or an active military service member is one of pride, valor ...

Library to offer lunch hour chair yoga

The James V. Brown Library has partnered with Clear Sphere Yoga, 358 Market St., to offer a free lunch hour chair yoga program in October. The program will be presented by Annelise Latini, founder and lead teacher of Clear Sphere Yoga, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in October. The sessions ...

Dear Annie… Missing friend

Dear Annie: There is a friend that I met through a place that I used to work, and we stayed friends after we no longer worked together. We would text every few days. I’ve been to her house for holidays; I’ve met her husband, son and daughter. They’re a nice family. She lives in a ...

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‘Halloween Brass Spooktacular’ returning to CAC

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the conception of Billtown Brass is a testament to how serendipitously the needs of a community can align with the efforts of dedicated professionals in the arts. According to Billtown Brass conductor, Rick Coulter, the group was formed out ...

LATW bringing ‘Seven’ to Bloomsburg University

BLOOMSBURG — Although documentaries are most often associated with the medium of film, “Seven” is billed as a “riveting documentary” — but is a play. L.A. Theatre Works presents “Seven” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bloomsburg University’s Carver Hall in the Kenneth S. Gross ...

Despite weak script, ‘Gemini Man’ holds your attention

When the credits rolled on “Gemini Man” and I saw the name Ang Lee, something clicked. Lee is the two-time Oscar-winner who directed “Sense and Sensibility,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Life of Pi.” His latest, a routine sci-fi actioner starring Will Smith, has a weak script, ...

BTE, Bloomsburg Players team up for ‘Remembered’ this weekend

BLOOMSBURG — In an unprecedented change of venue, the acclaimed Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble is moving outdoors. After the opener of its 42nd season, BTE will now move from the Alvina Krause Theatre to the cemetery at 1 East First Street to present “Remembered: A Play Inspired by the Old ...

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‘Halloween’ carves up another $32 million to top box office

NEW YORK — Michael Meyers — or is it Jamie Lee Curtis? — can’t be stopped. “Halloween” dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, carving up an estimated $32 million in ticket sales. The top four films were all unchanged at the North American box ...

Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ fame has died

NEW YORK — Playwright, poet and author Ntozake Shange, whose most acclaimed theater piece is the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday, according to her daughter. She was 70. Shange’s “For Colored ...

‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad ...

Beyonce, Jay Z appear at City of Hope cancer charity event

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce paid homage to a high-profile music executive being honored at a charity event to raise money for cancer research. The singer’s vocals soared as she performed three ballads including her 2009 smash hit “Halo” and “Ava Maria” after saluting the ...

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Montoursville couple observes emerald anniversary together

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Kaufman Sr., of Montoursville, observed their 55th anniversary Sept. 26, 2019. They were married by the late Rev. Robert Lundy at the Bethel United Methodist Church in Montoursville. The former Doris Ritter is the daughter of the late Thelma and Samuel Ritter Sr. She ...

Hughesville couple celebrate 60 years

Wayne and Harriet Watts, of Hughesville, celebrated 60 years of marriage on Sept. 25, 2019. The couple was married during a small ceremony at the Millville Christian Church in 1959. The former Barbara Harriet Davis, of Orangeville, is the daughter of the late Fred and Marie Davis. She was a ...

South Williamsport couple celebrate 60th anniversary with family on cruise

Robert L. and Frances E. Bradley, of South Williamsport, celebrated their 60th anniversary on Aug. 8. They were married in 1959 by Rev. Robert Kline at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The couple are members of St. Lawrence Church. The former Frances E. Stahl, of ...

Area natives observe anniversary

Russell and Linda Bobkoskie, of Richland Township, Johnstown, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 9. The couple were married in 1967 at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church, South Williamsport, by Rev. Joseph Breslin. The former Linda Jeanne Eck is the daughter of Eugene Jr. and ...

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Southside couple plan spring wedding

Renee Burkholder and Kevin Kinney, of South Williamsport, have announced their engagement. They are planning a wedding to be held May 16, 2020, at the Tiadaghton Inn Farm in Jersey Shore. Renee is the daughter of Christine and Kenneth Dauber, of Cogan Station. She is employed as a medical ...

College sweethearts plan a 2020 November wedding

Dalton James Cristini, of Montoursville, and Jessica Behin Henry, of Mechanicsburg, have announced their engagement. A Nov. 7, 2020, wedding in Lancaster is being planned. Jessica is the daughter of Craig and Fran Henry, of Mechanicsburg. She graduated from Cumberland Valley High School in ...

Planning a winter wedding in Pennsdale

Rachel Smith, of Pennsdale, and Samuel Booth, of Huntersville, have announced their engagement and are planning a wedding for Jan. 18, 2020, at Pennsdale Trinity United Methodist Church. Rachel is the daughter of Ann and Jim Smith, of Pennsdale. She graduated from Muncy High School in 2010 ...

Loyalsock grads plan historic wedding

Emily Moodie and Zachary Kinney, of Pittsburgh, are planning a wedding for Oct. 26, 2019, in Gettysburg. Moodie is the daughter of Shane and Jodi Moodie, of Gettysburg. She graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 2013 and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mansfield ...

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Montoursville graduate ties the knot

Kathryn Marie and Isaac Matthew Shoemaker, of Reading, Kan., were wedded on May 25, 2019, at 4 p.m., by Rev. Brad Bowen at the Calvary Chapel in Emporia, Kan. The former Kathryn Marie Cowles, of Emporia, Kan., is the daughter of Jeffery and brenda Cowles, of Cogan Station. She graduated from ...

City couple says ‘I do’

A sunrise, calm ocean and smooth sand set the scene for the beautiful wedding ceremony between Christopher Hrapowicki and Cherie Chism on July 1 in Ocean City, Maryland, where the couple was surrounded by friends and family. A dinner was held the night prior at de Lazy Lizard while the ...

Montoursville native wedded in summer

Chris and Cheyenne Pratt were married June 15 at the residence of a family friend. Cheyenne is the daughter of Donald Gwendolyn Wilton, of Salladasburg. Chris is the son of Dell and Kathryn Pratt, of Montoursville.

Montoursville native wedded at bed and breakfast

Kelsey Ann Uppling, of Montoursville, and Jeffrey Charles Haviland, of Philadelphia, were united in marriage on June 8, 2019. Rev. Jerry Uppling, father of the bride, officiated the ceremony held at Pump House Bed and Breakfast in Bloomsburg, where the rehearsal and reception were also ...

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Sadie Says… Warning signs and positive steps to take against fraudulent calls

Q: Last week I received a live phone call purporting to be from an adult grandchild saying “Hello, Grandma.” I do not have relatives who fit that description. Then came repeated phone calls from “the Microsoft Refund Department,” not to mention numerous robocalls telling anyone who ...

Sadie Says… Stay safe, shut off the phone

Q: Is it true that if someone is using a cell phone while driving, they drive like a driver who is drunk? A: Weaving, swerving, abrupt turns, tailgating — these are all signs of an intoxicate driver. But did you know that these are also signs of a person driving under the influence of a ...

The Meadow’s 1950s Cruise-In

Hot rods, antique and classic cars were parked in front of The Meadows recently at the Cruise-in. This year’s event featured more than 90 cars and all car show participants received goody bags and had the chance to win various door prizes. While there, The Warrensville Lions Club, Eat & ...

STEP’s 14 empowered resident summer graduates

This summer, 14 people became STEP Office of Aging’s latest graduates of the PEER (Pennsylvania’s Empowered Expert Residents) Program. Robert Norton, Gloria Munsell, Marie Patchen, Jane Eck, Janis Lowe, Nancy Koppel, Gail Chang, Carl Musser, John Thebus, Karen Fink and Glen Morgan, all from ...