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A Word, Please

No matter how many years I work as an editor, no matter how much advice I dole out in this column, some words will always scare me. Perhaps it’s because they came to my attention early in my editing career, when I cowered at the base of a steep learning curve wondering how I’d ever scale ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am seeking some advice. I have a disability, and my place of employment is discriminating against me based on that disability. I finally filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and waited. Having heard nothing, I phoned just to make sure the EEOC got the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am married to a man with two children from a previous marriage. They are adults. My husband is 15 years my senior, and he married early the first time, so long story short, his children are only four and six years younger than I am. The problem is with his daughter. She really ...

Reunions to be held

Van Horn MUNCY — The Van Horn family reunion will be held Sunday at Kiess Park, Route 442. Attendees should bring table service, a dish to share, and one wrapped gift to be sold during an auction. Attendees should mail births, deaths and marriages to Phyllis Ames, 33129 Route 14, ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I hope you can offer a solution to my dilemma. Over the Fourth of July, I hosted a party at my riverfront home. Most of the guests were my son’s friends, whom I get along with, and I am always happy when they bring their kids, because then my grandbabies have little ones to play ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My family (my husband, our young kids and I) vacations with two other families once or twice a year. My husband went to school with the other two husbands, and they are best friends. I have developed great friendships with their wives, and our kids are all similar ages and get ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My younger brother lives many states away. Sadly, about five years ago, he decided that I had caused him many sorrows and pains, so he chose to stop contact. He said little about what I had done or said to cause that decision. I miss him and his family a lot and have tried to ...

Celebrating growth and success through the Special Olympics in Lycoming County

As the Special Olympics celebrates 50 years as a national organization, the local chapter reflects on their time serving Lycoming County for more than 30 years, said Marc Follmer, manager with Special Olympics Lycoming County. “It’s a fantastic opportunity for young and old athletes to ...

Williamsport Women

The Muncy Female Seminary was chartered in 1840 “for the education of Female Youth in arts, sciences, and useful literature.” The school attracted young women from Muncy and boarding students from as far away as Baltimore and New York state. The Female Seminary, similar to a private ...

Pinterest nail or fail

When one of my best friends was having a baby, I wanted to make something special and different to give to her at her shower. I looked up some ideas on Pinterest and found a really cute motorcycle made out of baby supplies. It was perfect. It had a ton of stuff she would actually need for the ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library’s has several upcoming programs designed to offer the lifelong learning needs of adults in the community. From art to music to cooking to graphic novels and outdoor activities, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Programs include: • Adult Laser Tag at ...

A listing of daily and weekly support groups

Various times North Central Sight Services offers a variety of support groups throughout the month for visually impaired residents of Lycoming and Clinton counties. For more information, call Lori Love at 570-323-9401 ext. 123. HAVEN of Tioga County offers free and confidential services for ...

Life Changes: ‘A Year to Clear’

Many of us are going through significant transitions. There are decisions to be made with new, unchartered roads to take. Yet where does one begin? Let’s take a look at this topic, and see if some ideas might resonate with you. To help create a framework, I believe people can focus ...

YWCA Our Voice

Countless individuals from near and far have stepped foot in the YWCA Northcentral PA. For 125 years YWCA staff, volunteers, board members as well as community members have been the pinnacle of our success as an organization. Over the past year I have chatted with a few women who dedicated ...

Lifestyle briefs

Williamsport Marine Corp League meeting to be held The Williamsport Detachment No. 388 Marine Corps League, Inc. will hold a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Detachment Headquarters, 507 Cemetery St. The meeting is open to active duty or honorably discharged Marines, FMF Navy Corpsman and ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club July 30 — Gene Waltz and Jody Stein, 47; Fred Gilbert and Ann Collins, 43; Sue Pierce and Marge Winder, 41; Jim Mather and Ruth Lamade, 37; Craig Netzley and Ann Day, 36; ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. “Thrawn: Alliances” by Timothy Zahn (Del Ray) 3. “The Other Woman” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 4. “The Outsider” by Stephen King (Scribner) 5. “Cottage by the Sea” by ...

Book review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

Kevin Kwan is having a moment. The popular author’s “Crazy Rich Asians” (2013) currently stands at No. 8 on Amazon; and he’s followed that up with two best-selling sequels: “China Rich Girlfriend” (2015) and “Rich People Problems” (2017). Plus, a highly anticipated movie ...

Drop-off day for book donations at Brown Library

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are looking for donations of books for all age levels, DVDs, audiobooks and music CDs for fundraising activities. Donation day is from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. Volunteers will unload cars outside by the Library’s east-side entrance on State Street ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: A man who extends his hand demanding a handshake is presumptuous and arrogant. Handshaking is unsanitary and disgusting, in my opinion. Any gentleman with any intelligence should know how abhorrent it is to most ladies. Especially repulsive are workmen who have dirty hands or ...