Lifestyle News

‘Date With a Chef’

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Williamsport is partnering with local chefs to more effectively fight hunger in the region. On October 30, chef and owner of Moon and Raven Public House, Chip Roush, along with his wife, Erin Roush, owner of Freshlife, with staff and volunteers from Hope ...

Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

People always ask me for my favorite holiday recipes to try and share, so here are just a few new ones to create and share with your loved ones this holiday season. Roasted brussel sprouts and squash with dried cranberries and Dijon vinaigrette 1 pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into ...

Megan does makeup

Makeup doesn’t just fall perfectly in place on anybody’s face no matter how much we wish it did. It takes time and the right tools to create a look that is right for you. The best beauty tools do not have to be incredibly expensive, you can pick up nice brushes, sponges and other items at ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Nov. 6 — Joyce Wilson and Mary Ann Churba, 61; Lynn Henry and Ann Day, 60; Gene Waltz and Judy Stein, 60; Sarabelle Leuthner and Joyce Morgan, 57; Lorraine Lecce and Amy ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • McEWENSVILLE — The McEwensville Garden Club will hold their 42nd annual holiday show, “Small Town Holiday,” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Hall, Main Street. For more information, call 570-538-1662 MONDAY • WELLSBORO — The Mountain Laurel Quilt Guild will hold ...

JVB Check It Out

Do we really still need libraries? That is often a question asked of the people who work at the library. But you should ask the more than 500 people who walk through the doors of the James V. Brown Library each day, the job seeker with no internet access at home, the mother of the toddler at ...

American Life in Poetry

I love poems that delightfully offer voices for otherwise mute things, and I like what the following cash register has to say about her life and times. This poem is from Maria Nazos’ chapbook, “Still Life,” from Dancing Girl Press & Studio. For the past two years, Maria has been our ...

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: Riding Old Snort

Steve slowly saddled Old Snort, and climbed aboard. Kinda stiff this morning. He pulled his hat down a little lower and pulled the wild rag up to cover his nose and mouth from the morning chill. How many mornings had he done this over the years? As Snort trotted out into the meadows and the ...

Relay For Life of River Valley to hold online auction

The Relay For Life of River Valley will hold an online silent auction fundraiser from Nov. 20-30 on Facebook. Photos of all auction items will be available to view on the Relay For Life of River Valley’s Facebook page, along with a value amount, starting bid amount and bid increment ...

Ruthy Kirwan, of Percolate Kitchen, poses for a photo in her apartment kitchen, in the Queens borough of New York, Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Before actors perform a play for an audience, they run a dress rehearsal to look for kinks that need fixing before the show opens. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner is a big production that can benefit from rehearsal, too, say some veteran hosts. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Hosting Thanksgiving? Some like rehearsing the feast

Before theater professionals perform a play for an audience, they run a dress rehearsal to look for kinks that need fixing before the show opens. Traditional Thank­sgiving dinner is a big production that can benefit from rehearsal, too, say some veteran hosts. Cortney McLellan grew up ...

Cooking on deadline: Big butterscotchy oatmeal cookies

I haven’t been consistently happy with my oatmeal cookie recipe for a while. Sometimes they turn out perfectly — fairly flat, chewy and moist in the middle, with crinkly, caramelized edges (not cakey or rounded) and a butterscotch-esque flavor. Other times, they don’t follow orders, ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Rooster Bar” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “Two Kinds of Truth” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 3. “Orgin” by Dan Brown (Doubleday) 4. “Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier” by Mark Frost (Flatiron) 5. “Uncommon Type” by Tom Hanks ...

A Word, Please

The apostrophe is out to get you. That innocent-looking little punctuation mark you learned about in elementary school has been plotting against you all your life. It’s not like the hyphen, which is hard to master but equally hard to screw up. It’s not like the semicolon, which you can ...

19miller

Miller returns to Otto’s Bookstore

Kathy M. Miller, author and photographer of the award-winning “Chippy Chipmunk” book series will return to Otto’s Bookstore, 107 W. Fourth St., from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the release of her new book, “Chippy Chipmunk Feels Empathy.” At the event, Miller will be ...

Review: New collection of Susan Sontag’s shorter fiction

Susan Sontag is best known for her essays, but she also wrote novels, a play and short stories. A new book out this fall, “Debriefing: Collected Stories,” brings together all of her shorter fiction in an uneven, intermittently engaging collection. Eight of the 11 stories previously appeared ...

Recyclable material collection schedule

Curbside recycling is offered in participating municipalities at no cost to the resident. Items collected at the curb are limited to clear glass bottles, brown glass bottles, green glass bottles, steel/tin cans and aluminum cans. Use any color 5-gallon bucket (no bags) to hold recyclables and ...

Write On

Ever wonder why people live in the historic district of Williamsport? Having lived here for 17 years, there are a plethora of reasons to do so. The historic district gives us pride in our city and its history. Close proximity to services makes it easy to utilize the best of the city. Space for ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I recently attended a couple of weddings that left me baffled. The custom of most weddings in the Midwest is for the wedding couple and their wedding party to hire a method of transportation to take the whole group around to various bars after the wedding ceremony and before the ...