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Dear Annie: I have been a practicing dermatologist for over 20 years. I love my profession. I am also a mother to two boys and a girl. Recently, my son who’s a senior in college came home for Thanksgiving. His new girlfriend came over to our house for dinner. He told me how much he likes her ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am a 50-year-old married woman with two children. I am far from perfect, but I do feel I am a decent person. My issue is my sister and my mom. I have spent most of my adult life trying to please both of them. I walk on eggshells every time we have a family function, because I ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I read with interest the letter from “Weird, Stupid or Selfish?” — whose husband eats all the decorative candy she puts out. His inability to resist sugar resonated with me, as I have sugar sensitivity and have engaged in exactly the same behaviors. I simply could not resist ...

Boy Scout Troop 14 celebrates 100 years

Throughout their time Troop 14, Newberry, of the Boy Scouts of America, has cultivated a rich history and a passion for scouting throughout scouts young and old through traditions, leadership and service as they are preparing for their centennial commemoration. Troop 14 of St. John’s Newberry ...

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Margaret Montgomery built this ornate home at 118 S. Main St., Muncy, in 1874, after the death of her husband. She lived here until her death.

Williamsport Women

Margaret Montgomery is one of the hundreds of Montgomerys who have lived in the Montgomery area since the late 18th century. Margaret Montgomery married her first cousin Robert T. Montgomery in 1831, so she is a Montgomery twice. Margaret lived from 1806 to 1888. Although I found little ...

Pinterest nail or fail

So, it’s the first month of a new year. A fresh start for some — and for others, just another bunch of days to cross off on the calendar. Many people make resolutions at the beginning of a new year — something they hope to follow all year long. Some may be successful, but others, not so ...

Fashionably fit

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? It’s no secret that there are a ton of statistics out there that state a high percentage of those who make resolutions for the year will fail. Among those are of course those who make fitness goals. If you have made fitness goals for the ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host monthly open writing sessions for local authors. Sometimes the hardest part of writing your story is sitting down to start. Join us once a month for heads-down writing time, combined with story prompts, challenge words, and support from ...

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 ...

In this Dec. 12, 2017 photo, Evelyn Sanchez and Maggie Drost, students in McHenry School  District 156, interact with a sheep at Main Stay Therapeutic Farm in Richmond, Ill.They are part of an experimental program teaching students to learn positive coping skills while working with farm animals.(John Starks/Daily Herald, via AP)

Animal-assisted therapy helps students cope with anxiety

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) — Educators may employ many tactics to correct behavioral issues among students. From proverbial and literal smacks on the wrists to modern-day detentions and suspensions, none works all too well, experts say. One suburban school district is taking a unique ...

Mountain Top woman draws on real life in her debut novel

It’s a thrilling story about a young prosecutor, her prominent judge father and a shocking crime. While the scenario sounds a lot like Lauren Stahl’s real life, it’s the plot of her new fiction book, “The Devil’s Song,” about the hunt for a serial killer in small-town ...

Minimalist Mama

In the Dec. 25, 2017, column, it was suggested that cardboard and wrapping paper could be burned. Cardboard and wrapping paper are chemically treated and burning those items releases toxic fumes and potentially unmanageable embers that can cause fires. Cardboard should be recycled and wrapping ...

A Word, Please: Language trivia

Talk to most people about grammar and you’re likely to hear a lot about little issues that are, essentially, language trivia — matters like when to use “whom,” how to use “between” and whether you can use “like” to mean “such as” (the dictionary allows it). Yes, you can ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Jan. 3 — Judy Stein, 35; Marge Winder, 33; Kathy Ebeling, 31; Roberta Doyle, 37. Jan 4 — Swiss team: Doris Plotts and Craig Netzley, three wins. Jan 5 — Craig ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

The Associated Press HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Origin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 2. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Year One” by Nora roberts (St. Martin’s) 4. “The Midnight Line” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 5. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng ...

This week at the library

Various times • January Craft: Snowman Votive Candle Holders, all day, Jan. 2-31, West End Library, 45 Ballpark Road, Laurelton. Monday • Wee Tales, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville. • Full Circle Future Harvest: Garden Planning, 6 ...

Lifestyle briefs

The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild to hold monthly meeting WELLSBORO — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Gmeiner Art and Cultural Center, 134 Main St. A short business meeting will be followed by a show and share of guild members’ recent quilted ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I was picking up food at a restaurant for lunch the other day, and I found my pen hovering over the “tip” line on the receipt for an awkward few moments. I’m never sure how much to leave when I get takeout. What’s the standard tipping etiquette? And while we’re on the ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I considered myself an average student after graduating high school in 1970, and I have been very successful in my 36-year career as an insurance investigator. I have dealt with a wide range of cultures. I feel I’m of average intelligence and probably below average in my English ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Your predecessor Ann Landers published a poem called “Dead at Seventeen” to get the attention of new drivers and impress upon them the dangers and responsibilities of driving a car. Might you have that on file somewhere? I have a 17-year-old granddaughter with a new driver’s ...