Lifestyle News

A Night Out: How ridesharing affects the city’s nightlife

Since Aug. 1, 2016, the community has welcomed the driving services, Lyft and Uber, to Williamsport, said Luiz Engle, who has been with both companies since they came to the area. Having Uber and Lyft in the area has added another driving service to benefit the community by helping riders get ...

Creature Comforts: Ask Walter: Summer frights, bites and fun

Dear Walter, I don’t know how to say this delicately. The sky is falling! Since summer arrived, there have been rumblings (some very loud) coming from the clouds and beyond. I am told it’s called “thunder.” I’m pretty sure it’s coming to get us all. I just hope it doesn’t know ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club June 11 — Lois Wentzler and Dave Lovcik, 46; Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann Cherba, 45; Gene Waltz and Don Dascher, 44; Lorraine Lecce and Russ Palkendo, 38. June 13 — ...

Flower Power: Girls Scouts troop earns Bronze Award, prepares for Garden Fest

LOYALSOCK TOWNSHIP — Planting 250 plants, Girls Scout Troop 61372 of North East Lycoming County, ages 10-12, learned about mulching, gardening and much more from the Lycoming County Master Gardeners Edythe DeMarco and Jean Cleveland while working on their Flower Power project, earning their ...

PACFI tops $8,500 at 25th Golf Classic

95 people attended the 25th annual Pennsylvania Cystic Fibrosis, Inc. (PACFI) Golf Classic recently held at the Wynding Brook Golf Club in Milton. 74 golfers competed for gift certificates via flight winners, closest-to-the-pin and longest drives. The first flight winners, with a score of ...

American Life in Poetry

I’ve arrived at an age at which I avoid looking into my old address books, although I’ve kept them all. Too many of those addresses are those of people no longer among us. Louis Phillips, a New Yorker, catches that feeling of loss in this poem from “The Domain of Silence; The Domain of ...

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 ...

Home Country: Summer is not the season for Billy

The first few days of summer vacation were hard on Billy. He was there, at his appointed post — that being the school crossing – at the right time of morning, but look as he may, he couldn’t find any kids. He couldn’t find Martin, either. The perennial crossing guard, with his vest, ...

Asparagus sings with a red pepper, almond and tomato sauce

It’s time to revisit grilled vegetables! I was recently tagged in a post where the author said that she was taught to grill vegetables dry and then season them when they come off the grill. I don’t know what she was grilling and she seemed very happy with that method but it made me think ...

Upcoming reunions

Limestone Consolidated School to hold 10th biennial reunion WATSONTOWN — Limestone Consolidated School will hold its 10th biennial reunion on July 14 at the California Grange Hall Pavilion, 17 South Route 4006, for students who attended the Limestone Township Consolidated School from ...

Survey: Wedding registries morph into broader range

NEW YORK — Wedding registries remain popular and the nature of gifting has morphed into a broader range of options, including cash registries, that are being embraced by friends and family, a new survey shows. The average wedding registry was valued at $4,853 last year, featuring 125 items, ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 2. “The Outsider” by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. “Shelter in Place” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press) 4. “The Gray Ghost” by Clive Cussler, Robin Burcell (G.P. ...

This week at the library

Monday • Music and Coloring for Adults, 10 to 11 a.m., Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Make a Musical Instrument, noon to 8 p.m., Herr Memorial Library, 500 ...

Book review: ‘You Were Made for This’

“You Were Made for This” (Little, Brown), by Michelle Sacks Appearances sometimes are not just deceiving but can hide fissures so deep and fractured that tragedy can seem a surprise when it occurs. Michelle Sacks richly explores marriage and parenting — and the illusions that some ...

A Word, Please: One space or two?

How’s this for a newspaper headline? “One space between each sentence, they said. Science just proved them wrong.” Wow. Strong stuff. It sounds like the Washington Post, which recently ran this story about how many spaces you should put after a period, must have blown the lid off ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been having an argument about this for the past five years, and I am really hoping you can settle it once and for all. Whenever we hit heavy traffic on the interstate because two lanes are merging into one (because of construction, usually), he immediately puts ...

Lifestyle Briefs

Packwood House Museum to host summer program for kids LEWISBURG — The Packwood House Museum, 15 N. Water St., will host summer programs for children from 10:30 a.m. to noon now through Aug. 14. Fiona Powell will present “Folktales” on Friday. Powell, dressed as a weaver, will tell ...

Warrensville Area Lions Club celebrates 49 years of service

The Warrensville Area Lions Club held their Charter Night, June 5 at the Warrensville United Methodist Church to celebrate 49 years of service to the community, state and to Lions Clubs International. Past district Governor Gary Strauch, member of the Benton Lions Club, installed officers for ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My children and I live about 350 miles away from my parents. Since moving away 13 years ago, my father has traveled out every month and stayed at our house for about a week each time. These visits are welcomed by my children, who really enjoy his company. I understand that this time ...