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Shown are a couple items created from wine corks. Pictured, from left, are coasters and a paper towel holder.

Pinterest nail or fail

For several years, probably as long as I’ve been using Pinterest, I’ve chosen a pin or two to try out for DIY Christmas gifts. Most often they end up being ornaments. I’ve made so many really cute ornaments using Pinterest! One year I went a little crazy with the wine corks and made ...

Lifestyle briefs

• Rebekah Dohl, of Lovelock, Nevada, formerly of Hughesville, was named the 4-H Club Youth Coordinator in Pershing County, Nevada. She was selected by a committee after three candidates were interviewed in September. Dohl was previously involved with the 4-H Club as a volunteer leader in ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Nov. 27 — Lois Wentzler and Glen Frazier, 64; Kay Dando and Sally Manning, 59; Marge Winder and Don Dascher, 58; Sarabelle Leuthner and Marie Zurinsky, 57; Judy Stein and ...

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Williamsport Women

The women of Williamsport observed many Christmas traditions during the first quarter of the 20th century. The kick-off to the Christmas season was the hanging of the greens at the YWCA. Although many parties were hosted by various groups at the YW, the true meaning of the holiday was not ...

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Fourth annual Winter Blues Bash spices up the weekend for a good cause

Eleven area bands are slated to take the stage at the Fourth Annual Winter Blues Bash this Sunday at the Trout Run Hotel, including the Susquehanna Valley’s premier blues/rock band, Mums the Word. The event starts at 2 p.m. and will also feature The Cadillac Cats, The Twin Sinners, The Jeff ...

The Ten Tenors come to Bloomsburg as part of Celebrity Artists Series

By JACK FELIX Sun-Gazette Correspondent BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University invites you to “Come Home for the Holidays with The Ten Tenors.” If a single tenor can sing out with a rich voice, verve and unmistakable charm, imagine how more entertaining The Ten Tenors can be. Having ...

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New York comedian comes to Pajama Factory

Some New York comedy will be coming to the Pajama Factory as a way to raise money for South Youth Football and Cheer. Jason Andors, who appeared on and associate-produced Showtime’s White Boyz in the Hood, is headlining the 7 p.m. Saturday comedy show, which will be held at Clearstory. ...

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Celebrity birthdays

Dec. 10: Actress Fionnula Flanagan (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 76. Actor Tommy Kirk is 76. Singer Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy is 76. Singer Ralph Tavares of Tavares is 76. Actress-singer Gloria Loring is 71. Drummer Walter “Clyde” Orange of The Commodores is 71. Country singer Johnny ...

Chris Stapleton has a bold but simple plan: to put music first

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — These last few years, Chris Stapleton is often surprised by early-morning texts of congratulations from his friends. Take, for instance, last week, when the Grammy Award nominations were announced. “That’s how I usually find out. People go ‘Congratulations’ ...

With a small book, Gene Simmons is ready to make you rich

NEW YORK (AP) — Gene Simmons wants you to be rich and powerful, but it’s not going to be easy. You’re going to have to learn English, wake up early, turn off the TV and study. “I want to shake you up and tell, you a real harsh truth: The world doesn’t need you,” he says. “The ...

Jonas brother testifies at FIFA bribery trial about concert

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of ...

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Mr., Mrs. Laylon observe 50th anniversary

Barbara Ann (Hartland) and Glen Allen Laylon, of Pennsdale, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 9, 2017. Mrs. Laylon, a native of Williamsport, is the daughter of the late Emily and William Hartland. She graduated from Loyalsock Township High School in 1965. She retired from ...

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Mr., Mrs. Povish observe 70th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. G. William Povish, of Montoursville, will observe their 70th wedding anniversary Dec. 6, 2017. They were married by the Rev. L. Elbert Wilson in the Newberry United Methodist Church. They are members of the Picture Rocks United Methodist Church. Mrs. Povish is the daughter of ...

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Mr., Mrs. Dawes observe 50th anniversary

June Lucille (Kehler) and Richard Lynn Dawes, of Cogan Station, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 9, 2017. Mrs. Dawes is the daughter of the late Kathryn and Alden Kehler. Mr. Dawes is the son of the late Norma and Donald Dawes. They are the parents of a daughter, Jodie ...

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Mr., Mrs. Dincher observe 50th anniversary

Cynthia and Leo Dincher observed their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 18, 2017. They were married by the Rev. Joseph Fox at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bastress. They are members of St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Mrs. Dincher is the daughter of the late Josephine and Daniel Rhoads. ...

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Rhea-Murray

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Alyssa Rhea, of Avis and Dylan Murray, of Jersey Shore. A December 2018 wedding is being planned. Rhea is the daughter of Rhonda and Phillip Rhea, of Avis. She graduated from Jersey Shore Area High School in 2012 and received an associate’s ...

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Wallace-Ecker

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Samantha K. Wallace and Dr. Eric M. Ecker, both of Williamsport. An Oct. 27, 2018, wedding in Pittsburgh, is being planned. Wallace is the daughter of Kathleen P. Wallace, of Pittsburgh, and Mark D. Wallace, of Clearwater, Florida. She ...

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Burke-Moore

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Amy L. Burke, of Walnutport, and Philip M. Moore, of Harrisburg. A May 20, 2018, wedding is being planned. Burke is the daughter of Judy and George Burke, of Walnutport. She graduated from Northern Lehigh High School in 2009. She received a ...

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Morales-Sander

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Annette Morales and Ryan Sander, both of Macungie. A Sept. 22, 2018, wedding in Williamsport, is being planned. Morales is the daughter of Teresa and Jeff and Still, of North East. She graduated from North East High School in 2009 and received ...

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Lamdin-Shifflet

Julie Lamdin and Ben Shifflet, both of Elkridge, Maryland, were united in marriage at 5 p.m. Oct. 7, 2017. The Rev. Jeffrey Gisriel officiated at the ceremony held at The Links at Lighthouse Sound, Bishopville, Maryland, where a reception also was held. A rehearsal dinner was held at ...

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Chapman-Stopper

Melaina Evelynn Chapman and Eric James Stopper, both of Williamsport, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11, 2017. The. Rev. Brian Van Fossen officiated at the ceremony held at St. Joseph the Worker Parish. A reception was held at the Watson Inn, Watsontown. The bride is the ...

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Fredo-Alston

Kaitlyn Fredo, of Trafford, and Anthony Alston, of Plum, were united in marriage at 2:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 2017. A ceremony was held in Butler, where a rehearsal and reception also were held. The bride is the daughter of Kimberlee and Michael Fredo, of Williamsport. She graduated from ...

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Hall-Magyar

Amy Kay Hall and Christopher Magyar, both of Watsontown, were united in marriage at 7 p.m. Sept 16, 2017. The bride is the daughter of Sharon Hall, of Watsontown. Magyar is the son of John Magyar, of Montgomery. Maid of honor was Chastity Stahl, of Milton. Bridesmaids were Andrea ...

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Yoga to continue at RiverWalk Center

Due to positive reception and strong participation, Aging Well with Yoga will continue into winter. The class is held at STEP’s RiverWalk Center in South Williamsport every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Aging Well with Yoga is a gentle class focusing on strength, stability and stretch. For ...

PHOTOS PROVIDED The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, will host a Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. Shown are two still lifes by Severin Roesen, which will be on display at the event.

The Meadows to host Holiday Open House

The Meadows, A Park Home Personal Care Community, will host a Holiday Open House from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, at 2160 Warrensville Road, Montoursville. This year, The Meadows is a part of the 19th annual Victorian Christmas activities. Guests will tour the facility that is decorated ...

Sadie Says … Answers to frequently asked questions about safe driving

Q. My friend makes me crazy. She’s always on my case about wearing a seatbelt. I’m a good driver, my car has lots of airbags and usually I’m just bopping about town. I mean, really? Why buckle up? A. Seatbelts save lives. Excuses don’t. “I’m a good driver” You may be the ...

Upcoming senior center activities

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Most senior centers have daily events. Senior Sun highlights events that may be of greater interest and importance to local seniors. For the nearest senior center in Lycoming and Clinton counties, call 570-323-3096. In Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan counties, call 570-723-0782. ...