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‘The Gold-Son’

Montoursville author Carrie Ann Noble simply wanted a chance at a Publishers Weekly manuscript review when she entered her first book in an Amazon contest. She was more than surprised when “The Mermaid’s Sister” went on to receive the Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction. ...

Fashionably fit

Have you ever heard the term “capsule wardrobe?” It’s something I’ve been seeing on Pinterest, online articles, and other media for the past year or so. Having a capsule wardrobe simply means having a few essential items of clothing that don’t go out of style. The purpose of a ...

Honey creole mustard green beans

And then that moment of summer arrives when the green beans are piled so high at the markets, and being sold at such a low price, that you feel like you’d be a fool not to pick up a pound or two or five. I mean they are practically giving them away for free. (And if you have a garden, then ...

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Shown in this photo, courtesy of the Lycoming County Historical Society, is the Ida Hays McCormick Welfare Center, 620 W. Fourth St.

Williamsport Women

Ida Hays McCormick made Williamsport her home from the time of her marriage in 1875 to that of her death in 1936. She is one of the few women of Lyco­ming County who have buildings named after them. McCormick’s first major gift to the community was the spacious and modern Ida Hays ...

JVB Check It Out

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and wondered about the names for all those trees? Brandon Park is home to some examples of native Pennsylvania trees, as well as some unusual and interesting exotic trees. Richard Hill of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will teach ...

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Book Review: ‘The First Prophet’

“The First Prophet,” by Kay Hooper, follows Sarah Gallagher, a woman who months earlier awoke from a coma with psychic abilities she couldn’t control. Gallagher’s newly renovated Victorian home burned down, and as she watched the fire, Tucker Mackenzie, a man she never met before, ...

Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club July 31 — Don Dascher and Mary Ann Churba, 69; Pat Todd and Judy Stein, 62; Craig Netzley and Ann Day, 57.5; Fred Gilbert and Lynn Henry, 57; Kay Dando and Ann Collins, ...

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 ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • The General John Burrows Historical Society will hold the annual membership picnic at 5 p.m. at the museum, 19 N. Loyalsock Ave., Montoursville. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Attendees should bring table service and a dish to share. MONDAY • HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville ...

This undated photo provided by Formica Corporation shows a child's bedroom which includes the new Formica Writable Surfaces in the Black ChalkAble design and the Gray ChalkAble design. (Courtesy of Formica Corporation via AP)

Children’s bedroom oases should reflect their personalities

Parents, do you want your children’s bedrooms to be relaxing oases where they can decompress and escape the academic and social pressures of school? Don’t assume that means muted colors and quiet sanctuary. Instead, designers say, let the room reflect your child’s personality, even if ...

Doctor who wrote ‘The Care & Keeping of You’ offers boy book

NEW YORK — Attention boys: You will grow taller, sprout hair, sweat more, develop muscles, fight breakouts, acquire deeper voices and experience changes to your private parts. And those are just the basics! Dr. Cara Natterson, the pediatrician and Los Angeles mom who has connected with ...

Never fear, Green Phantasm is here: Baton Rouge’s new hero

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Green Phantasm is on a lunch break. Baton Rouge’s resident superhero sips on a Dr Pepper and waits for his hamburger, his green-banded fedora and mask lying on the table. A cook from the kitchen shyly approaches his table. “Excuse me, sir,” he said. ...

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From left, are Dr. Jenifer DeWald, DeWald Chiropractic; Shannon Butters, executive director of Girls on the Run; Dr. Shauna Deschenes, DeWald Chiropractic; and Kristen Callahan, DeWald Chiropractic practice representative.

GOTR receives donation from DeWald Chiropractic

DeWald Chiropractic recently gave a donation of $1,025 to Shannon Butters, Girls on the Run executive director. Girls on the Run is a national physical activity-based positive youth development program for third through eighth grade girls. Participants develop and improve competence, feel ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Late Show” by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown) 2. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “The Lying Game” by Ruth Ware (Gallery/Scout Press) 4. “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 5. “Paradise Valley” by C.J. Box (St. ...

George Callenberger bocce league notes 20 years

Drive into Bodine Park in Hughesville on a Tuesday morning, or stop by Van Rensselaer Park in Picture Rocks on Thursdays, May through mid-September and you’ll spot 32 people playing bocce ball — and they’ve been doing it for 20 years. Bocce officially came to Hughesville in 1997. Dr. ...

Minimalist Mama

Have you been holding off on tackling the kitchen because it just seems too overwhelming? Remember, you didn’t acquire all these objects and items at once, so you don’t have to go through them at once. I have a large kitchen with lots of storage, so decluttering took multiple attempts. ...

Life Changes

There’s an elephant in the room. If you’ve never heard that expression before, it means there is something that no one quite knows how to address without a sense of awkwardness or discomfort. Yet people can do it. Today I would like to address “trauma” as one of those elephants, ...

YWCA Our Voice

Inspiration is something personal. Only you can sense that jolt of energy pushing you to do more and be better. Can you identify a time you felt that spark? At the YWCA’s annual tribute to Women of Excellence, inspiration is a regular occurrence. During this celebration, a dozen or so of our ...

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Shown is Sparkie, cat of Shriley Lorah, of Watsontown.

Cat Tales

Hello, my name is Sparkie. I am an 8-year-old gray and white tiny featured cat, who had a mom, Rosella, for four years, until she just couldn’t handle me anymore. So, her friend volunteered to take me, instead of going to a kennel. It’s so wonderful having a new home. My new mom, Shirl, ...

Creature Comforts

It’s an age-old debate that I suspect has been going on since we humans started messing around with intentionally breeding dogs for physical attributes: is it “better” to have a big dog or a small dog? Since “better” is a subjective term, it’s pretty clear there will be no obvious ...