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Boy Scouts Bald Eagle District hosts annual celebration of Scouting

The Bald Eagle District of the Susquehanna Council BSA hosted its annual celebration of scouting and recognition dinner at Saint John’s — Newberry United Methodist Church in Williamsport. The event celebrated scouting within local units and to recognize scouts accomplishments. Boy Scout ...

‘REIMAGINE’

Dr. Sam Stea, of Cogan Station, transformed his love of North Central Pennsylvania’s natural beauty not only into a passion for nature and conservation but also his first book, “REIMAGINE,” The pages of “REIMAGINE” revolve around the themes of climate change, conservation, the music ...

Library to offer WiFi hotspot checkouts

The James V. Brown Library is launching a new initiative to ensure that high-speed internet access is available to all residents in the greater Williamsport area by letting patrons check out wireless WiFi hotspots that can connect to the internet from just about anywhere. As of April 15, ...

Fundraisers for the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library

Spring book sale The Friends of the J.V. Brown Library will hold its spring book sale, “Dive into a Book” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street. Book sale preview night is open only to Friends of the ...

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Aaron Kelly to play fundraiser show at Genetti Hotel

Even though his run as a Top 5 finalist on "American Idol" ended nearly a decade ago, many area music fans still love watching Aaron Kelly perform live anytime they can. Fortunately, Kelly makes catching his live gigs easy for those in Central PA, as he makes regular trips back to the area from ...

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ benefits from good acting

In a sea of subpar horror movies, “The Curse of La Llorona” manages to stand out. Barely. Being a huge fan of “The Conjuring” universe, I was excited when the trailer for “The Curse of La Llorona” released and it turned out to be connected to that universe. Having James Wan ...

South Williamsport musician Lou Mauro performs as one-man band Kick Trax

South Williamsport musician Lou Mauro has been playing drums for over 44 years, honing his craft, and giving audiences great music and great times. In more recent years, Mauro has been performing as his one-man band Kick Trax, a classic rock and pop single entertainment act playing primarily ...

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ ready to land at Community Theatre League

Less than a few weeks after descending onto Penn State’s University Park campus, the popular “To Kill a Mockingbird” is making a highly anticipated local landing on the Community Theatre League’s stage. CTL presents “To Kill A Mockingbird” at 7:30 p.m. May 3-4 and 9-11, with a 2 ...

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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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Local couple celebrate platinum anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd E. Furman, 2197 Mahaffey Lane, will be observing their 70th wedding anniversary on Thursday, April 25. They were married by the Rev. Charles M. LeFew at Washington Square Methodist Church, Hagerstown, Maryland. They are members of Trinity United Methodist Church on Lycoming ...

High school sweethearts celebrate 30th anniversary

Jim and Lauri Moon, of Old Lycoming Township, will celebrate 30 years of marriage on April 22 while on a trip to 1000 Islands, New York. They were married by Father John Poplawski at Ascension Parish in Williamsport, which is now part of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. The Moons are high school ...

Celebrating 45 years of marriage

Larry and Priscilla Etzel, of Wellsboro, celebrate 45 years of marriage on March 23. They were married by Fred Poeppel, now, and Gene Lenk, then, in Shippensville. The Etzels are members of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wellsboro. The former Priscilla Ruth Reck, of Bridgman, Michigan, is the ...

Loyalsock couple’s diamond anniversary

Robert and Josephine Stiber, of Loyalsock Township, celebrated their 60th anniversary on April 4. They were married by Rev. Alfred J. Thomas at Evangelical United Brethren Church. They have four sons, Robert, of Loyalsock, Stephen, of Loyalsock, David, of Milton, Delaware, and Jeffrey, of ...

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Couple plans a fall wedding

Brett J. Weiskopff, of Covington, and Samantha J. Reed, of Westfield, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a wedding for Sept. 28 to be held in Covington. Reed is the daughter of Michael and Constance Reed, of Westfield. She graduated from Cowanesque Valley High School in ...

College sweethearts plan spring wedding

Ben Conrad and Katie Stepnowski, both of Williamsport, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a wedding for May 25, 2019, in Williamsport. Stepnowski received a bachelor’s degree in digital media, film and video art, from Lycoming College in 2017. She is employed as a ...

City couple to wed this fall

Kristen Hess and Douglas Overdorf, both of Williamsport, have announced their engagement. The couple is planning a wedding for Oct. 19 in Sunbury. Hess is the daughter of Jeff and Lonna Hess, of Millville, and graduated from Millville High in 2008. She received a bachelor of science degree in ...

Loyalsock natives to wed at brewery

Breeann Kepner and Richard Caschera III, both of Cross Junction, Virginia, have announced their engagement and plan to get married on Aug. 31 at The Rusty Rail Brewing Company in Mifflinburg. Kepner is the daughter of Anthony and Stephanie Kepner, of Loyalsock Township, and graduated from ...

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City couple’s honeymoon in Hawaii

Melissa Rose Wenzel and Brett Stephen Kelley, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 2 p.m. on Aug. 11, 2018. They were married by Father Brian Van Fossen, at Saint Joseph The Worker Catholic Church. A reception was held at The Benjamin Ballroom, and a rehearsal dinner was held at Le ...

City newlyweds tie the knot at golf club

Julia Reis and Ryun Cushing were married on Feb. 16, 2019. The ceremony was officiated by extended family member, Joanna Heilbrun at Wynding Brook Golf Club in Milton. The bride is the child of Jorge and Vicki Reis. Reis is a 2014 graduate of Northern Lebanon High school and attended Temple ...

Newlyweds’ Disney World honeymoon

Luke Hedgcock, of Linden, and Rachel Mancuso, of Kingston, were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 2018. The ceremony was officiated by family friend Todd Ankiewicz at Apple Tree Terrace in Dallas, Pa. The bride is the daughter Ralph Mancuso and the late Filomena Mancuso, of Kingston. Mancuso is ...

Area natives summer wedding

Emily Karas and Brian Zysset, of Bloomsburg, were married at 3 p.m. Aug. 4, 2018, by Rev. Gary Weaver at The Barn at Greenwood in Millville with a reception to follow. The rehearsal dinner was held at the Lightstreet Hotel, Bloomsburg, Emily Zysset said. Karas is the daughter of Tim and ...

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Sadie Says… Signs and steps to take against robocalls

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 ...

Opportunities for older adults to explore art

STEP Office of Aging and Artpost Awareness began artistic therapy in early 2017 and the classes are still going strong. George Stefanski, founder of Artpost Awareness with Marianne Olivo, explained that, “Drawing is the most powerful way for a person to be with their inner-self for ...

Milton native volunteers with Meals on Wheels for 46 years

Since Meal on Wheels inception in 1972, one Milton native has been volunteering for the organization at RiverWoods Senior Living Community. Mary Ellen Bartholomew is now 90 years old, but her volunteer service to Meals on Wheels never ended, and she’s been delivering meals for 46 years. ...

Senior menus

(EDITORS NOTE: For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. For Meals-on-Wheels, service and transportation, call the Lycoming-Clinton Bi-county Office of Aging-STEP at 570-323-3096.) Week ...