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Fashion designer reinvents ancient technique

When European explorers discovered the Yoruba kingdoms in West Africa in the 15th century, they found a civilization already established more than 500 years earlier. The culture spread across the world, partly as a result of the slave trade, with its vibrant artistic traditions, albeit ...

Classical fuses with punk to kick off Paris menswear shows

PARIS — Subzero temperatures were an apt backdrop for fashionistas who arrived in Paris for the first day of warmly-wrapped fall/winter 2017 menswear fashion shows. The travelling press bid “ciao” to Milan and said “bonjour” to Paris — kicking off 50 fashion shows, endless ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’m a sophomore in high school. Lately, I’ve been having some anxiety. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but it’s this sense of impending doom, as if something very bad is about to happen. For example, I’ll be lying in bed and suddenly I’ll be overcome with dread, thinking the ...

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What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

These casually drawn, perfectly on-point comics by the Brooklyn-based artist Sarah Andersen are for us. They document the wasting of entire beautiful weekends on the internet, the unbearable agony of holding hands on the street with a gorgeous guy and dreaming all day of getting home and back ...

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Singers invited to join Mansfield festival chorus

MANSFIELD — Area singers are invited to join the Mansfield University Festival Chorus for the spring semester. The Chorus, directed by Peggy Dettwiler, will meet on Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m. in Steadman Theatre beginning Jan. 24. The chorus will prepare for two performances of the Five ...

Movie review: ‘Patriots Day’

Most Americans are familiar with the facts of the ghastly Boston Marathon bombing in 2013. But did you know about the subsequent manhunt for the two men responsible — culminating in a carjacking, more police deaths and a shootout in a residential neighborhood, with over 200 rounds fired, at ...

Comedienne brings her real life material to the Keystone Theatre

Growing up in Chicago, Marina Franklin gained life experience from moving from a predominantly white suburb to the predominantly black Southside of Chicago. “It was a little late for me, but that experience is what made me who and what I am today,” Franklin said. Along the way, Franklin ...

The Williamsport Music Club celebrates year 2017

At 7 p.m. Jan. 24, the Williamsport Music Club will journey through the coming year, musically highlighting many traditional holidays and other events which our country observes regularly. The January program, entitled “The Rhythm of Our Celebrations,” will take place at the Robert M. Sides ...

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After short hiatus, Lady Antebellum is back with new music

By KRISTIN M. HALL Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The short hiatus country vocal trio Lady Antebellum announced in 2015 kept them apart for longer than they had been in a decade. Hillary Scott and Charles Kelley went in different directions on their solo albums, while Dave ...

Morissette manager admits to $4.8M theft from singer

By BRIAN MELLEY Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The former business manager for Alanis Morissette admitted embezzling more than $7 million from the singer and other celebrities and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. Jonathan Todd Schwartz, 48, of ...

Ellen DeGeneres takes home 3 People’s Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres set a record at the People’s Choice Awards, becoming the winningest entertainer in the show’s history. DeGeneres picked up three trophies at Wednesday’s ceremony for a career total of 20 People’s Choice wins. Other stars taking home crystal ...

Sundance directors, actors find reteaming a winning formula

By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES  — Whether muse or friend or both, actors and directors choosing to work together again is a tale as old as cinema. It’s no different this year at the Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off in Park City, Utah on Thursday and sees the ...

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Mr., Mrs. Montei observe 50th anniversary

Carol (English) and Richard Montei, of Jersey Shore, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2016. They were married by the late Rev. C. James Keenan at Calvary Baptist Church, Jersey Shore. Mrs. Montei is the daughter of the late Minnie and Richard English. Mr. Montei ...

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Mr., Mrs. Strayer observe 70th anniversary

Lena (Minnella) and Richard Strayer, of Montoursville, observed their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 4, 2017. They were married by the Rev. Alphonsus Manley in Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. Mrs. Strayer is a native of Williamsport. She retired from the former Lycoming Braided ...

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Mr., Mrs. Bertrand observe 40th anniversary

Patricia A. (Buchanan) and James A. Bertrand, of Cogan Station,  observed their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 27, 2016. They were married by Dr. Edward Costello at Covenant Central Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Bertrand, a native of Indiana, Pennsylvania, is the daughter of the late ...

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Mr., Mrs. Eisley observe 60th anniversary

Bonnie (Whitnack) and William C. Eisley Jr., of Cogan Station, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 29, 2016. They were married by the Rev. John Myers in Bastress Township. Mrs. Eisley, a native of Nisbet, is the daughter of the late Martha and Lloyd Whitnack. She is a ...

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March-Burns

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Allison March and Andrew Burns, both of Little River, South Carolina. An April 22 wedding in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, is being planned. March is the daughter of Patricia and Edward March, of Montoursville. She graduated from ...

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Nields-Minnick

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Emily Nields and Alec Minnick, both of Hatfield. A May 13, 2017, wedding at The Bush House, Muncy, is being planned. Nields is the daughter of Leslie and Philip Nields, of Montoursville. She graduated from Montoursville Area High School ...

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Wiegand-Layre

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Jessica Wiegand, of Cascade Township, and Darren Layre, of Hatboro. A September 2017 wedding in Cascade is being planned. Wiegand is the daughter of Brenda and Joseph Wiegand, of Cascade. She graduated from Montoursville Area High School ...

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Nields-Minnick

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Emily Nields and Alec Minnick, both of Hatfield. A May 13, 2017 wedding at The Bush House, Muncy, is being planned. Nields is the daughter of Leslie and Philip Nields, of Montoursville. She graduated from Montoursville Area High School ...

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Gregory-Steppe

Krystle M. Gregory and Joel D. Steppe, both of Jersey Shore, were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Oct. 8, 2016. Gary Wasson officiated at the ceremony held at the Wheeland Center, Jersey Shore. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Edward Gregory, of Trout Run. She graduated from ...

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Pellegrino-Winton

Kaitlyn Rose Pellegrino and Kyle Neely Winton were united in marriage at 1 p.m. Sept. 3, 2016. Monsignor Stephen McGough officiated the wedding held at St. Boniface Roman Catholic Church. The rehearsal dinner was held at Morones and a reception was held at Disalvo’s ...

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Manning-Cruz

Melissa Manning, of Williamsport, and David Cruz, of Kenilworth, New Jersey, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. July 16, 2016. Lois Heckman officiated at the ceremony held at Tall Timber Barn, Canadensis, where a reception also was held. The bride is the daughter of Joan Manning, of ...

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Fessler-Badger

Elizabeth Lee Fessler and William David Badger, both of South Williamsport, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 15, 2016. The Rev. John J. Victoria officiated at the ceremony held at St. Ann Catholic Church. A reheasal dinner was held at Vincenzo’s, and a reception was held at ...

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3 steps to protect yourself from Medicare fraud

Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S. — regardless of background — robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough that it’s ...

Albright LIFE expands to Union County

Albright LIFE Lycoming, a community-based, long- term care program operated by Albright Care Services, has permanently expanded its service area to include Union County and Watsontown, an area previously serviced by Geisinger Health System. Albright LIFE Lycoming opened in 2008 at 901 ...

3 ways seniors can control prescription costs

For 55 million Americans enrolled in Medicare, the New Year means any new Medicare Advantage or prescription drug plans, or any changes to your existing plans, take effect. If you signed up for coverage, it’s important to understand how your prescription drug costs may be affected. Even if ...

Stay young at heart and in body and mind

When joints ache and you don’t move as fast as you used to, it may seem that growing old is anything but graceful. While you can’t stop the hands of time, there are ways you can keep your physical and mental well-being in tip-top shape for years to come. Even if you’ve spent a lifetime ...