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Dear Annie… Traumas of Addiction

Dear Annie: After more than 40 years addicted to meth, and being an alcoholic, I have been clean and sober for two years now and I am nothing like the old me. My now grown children are speaking to me after four long heartbreaking silent years. Unfortunately, my goal to reconcile my ...

Lewisburg High School’s oldest living alumna turns 102

LEWISBURG — RiverWoods Senior Living Community resident Marion Rose celebrated her 102nd birthday on Aug. 19, surrounded by family and friends. Marion was born in Reading and moved to Lewisburg, where she graduated from Lewisburg High School and is the oldest living alumna in the ...

Phrases, words that have drawn media attention

If you wanted to put together a list of writing rules for an organization you run, there would be nothing wrong with that. “Okay, team. Let’s make it a policy to always include ‘Inc.’ with our company name. Let’s use serial commas. Let’s make ‘healthcare’ one word, and let’s ...

Talking about the weather over coffee

“Sanctimonious siphons, it’s hot!” Dud said, sitting at the philosophy counter and turning over his coffee cup for action with a single smooth move. Dud is a regular at the Mule Barn truck stop’s legendary world dilemma think tank. “Epithet time again, Dudley?” said ...

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Shinedown to play show at Bryce Jordan Center

UNIVERSITY PARK — Shinedown drummer Barry Kerch considers his band to be “very disciplined, almost in a torturous way.” It’s that dedication to their craft that keeps Kerch and his bandmates on the road for years at a time, and in the studio recording albums during the months that they ...

‘All Is True’ is a narrowly focused film with limited appeal

Considering the fact that Shakespeare is the world’s most famous and beloved writer, it’s amazing how little we know about him. Oh sure, we have information on his business success, his plays, his homes, his family, his geographical movements — even a copy of his surprisingly detailed ...

‘Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies’ coming to PSU

STATE COLLEGE — Penn State’s School of Theatre kicks off its 2019-20 season with a searing satire. “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” is the first of two shows produced under the designation Off-Centre Stage, with 7:30 p.m. performances on Sept. 24-28 at Penn State’s Downtown ...

CTL starting Mainstage season with ‘Sister Act: The Musical’

Some may claim that the Community Theatre League displays a bit of religious fervor since its upcoming season includes both singing and dancing nuns (“Sister Act”) as well as the Almighty Deity (“Act of God”). But there is no denying that CTL kicks off its 2019-20 season with ...

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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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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 ...

Montgomery couple observes 55th anniversary

Married Sept. 12, 1964, Norman and Elaine McCormick Kobbe celebrated 55 years together. The couple was married in Montgomery. Norman is retired from Ceraln Corp. & Metal Parts. The couple has enjoyed 15 years of retirement. They are the parents of Stephanie Kobbe Winder and Sondra Kobbe ...

Loyalsock couple revisits honeymoon 25 years later

William and Lynne Piotrowski, of Williamsport, celebrated their 25th anniversary on Aug. 6. They were married at St. Columbia Catholic Church in Bloomsburg. The former Lynne Ernst, of Bethlehem, is the daughter of Taylor and Mary Ernst. She graduated from Freedom High School in 1985, received ...

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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 ...

Muncy couple plans brewery wedding

Ashley Healy and Tye Sheets, of Muncy, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a winter wedding at the Rusty Rail Brewing Company, Mifflinburg. Healy is the daughter of Ken (Kristie) Healy, of Williamsport, and Heidi Healy, of Montoursville. She graduated from Montoursville ...

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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 ...