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First lady Melania Trump arrives at the San Damaso courtyard ahead of her husband President Donald Trump's private audience with Pope Francis, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Melania turned to one of her favorite fashion houses, Dolce & Gabbana, for her audience with the pope and her arrival in Italy. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

WASHINGTON (AP) — To cover up or not to cover up? Melania Trump wore a veil to the Vatican on Wednesday to meet the pope, but no head covering a few days earlier to meet the king of Saudi Arabia, a religiously conservative country where most women cover themselves up from head to toe. Why ...

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Area seniors recently were asked by the Sun-Gazette to reflect on their lives. Clockwise from top left, are Alice DeWire, holding a picture of her great-great grandson with five generations; Vanetta Akers; Dr. Thomas Shoemaker; Anne Bulkley; and Barb Spotts.

Looking back

F­ive area senior citizens recently were asked by the Sun-Gazette what it means to them to grow older. They were asked about regret, challenges and also to reflect on their sweetest memories. Alice DeWire, 97, Anne Bulkley, 85 and Barb Spotts, 87, all of Hughesville; Vanetta Akers, 78, of ...

Megan Does Makeup

I have no shame in admitting that I have a makeup bag filled with probably 20 lipsticks inside my purse at all times. This is excessive and I am fully aware. Instead of carrying around dozens of lip products, here are some of the best affordable alternatives. Everyone has different ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • WATERVILLE — A ham dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 21 at the Waterville fire hall, 11009 N. Route 44. There is a cost for the dinner with discounts for children 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. The dinner is “all you can eat” style and takeouts will be ...

Upcoming reunions

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge in the Sunday Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing by the Lifestyle Department at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the ...

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Shown are multiple antiques found during an estate sale.

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

Grandma passed away leaving behind a house filled with art, antiques and collectibles. You and your family members have varied feelings about her heirlooms. Some of your relatives want to divvy up everything. Others want to just bring in a reseller. Other family members are ready to pile it all ...

JVB Check It Out

This year’s Summer Reading theme is “Build a Better World” and the James V. Brown Library has announced its slate of programs for adults. This summer, in honor of the theme, book club members will read books that discuss various social topics. The goal is to learn more about our world ...

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 ...

American Cancer Society seeks cosmetologists

The American Cancer Society is in need of licensed cosmetologists to conduct Look Good Feel Better workshops in Williamsport. Workshops are held the first Monday of each month, alternating between the American Cancer Society office at 4:30 p.m. and UPMC Susquehanna Cancer Center at 11 a.m. A ...

Crosscutters looking for host families

The Williamsport Crosscutters are seeking local families willing to rent a room, apartment or home to Williamsport Crosscutters players during the 2017 baseball season. While many host families come back year after year, the team is always looking to add to their list of availabilities for ...

Area Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 8 — Lorraine Lecce and Russ Palkendo, 46; Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann Churba, 41; Marge Winder and Marty Hodrick, 41; Judy Stein and Ann Day, 37. May 10 — Shirley ...

Don’t call me Caitlyn

WASHINGTON — Don’t call me Caitlyn. A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security’s annual list of the most popular baby names. In fact, the four names that ...

Ashley Graham is a woman with curves but don’t say plus-size

NEW YORK — Ashley Graham may have curves, but she hates the term plus-size. “Does any woman really just come in and say, ‘I’m a plus-size woman’? Maybe as a defense mechanism or maybe as a way to kind of cope with fitting into society but ... I just think it’s divisive. I think ...

Demi Lovato, Kate Hudson collaborate on workout clothes

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Kate Hudson and Demi Lovato went from working out at the gym together to working on a fashion-line collaboration. Hudson, who co-founded activewear brand Fabletics in 2013, says she instantly hit it off with the “Confident” singer when the two ran into each other ...

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Pet tales: Piper’s story

Hi! My name is Piper Rhone. I am a 6-year-old Brittany Spaniel. I was supposed to be a hunting dog, but I prefer to spend my days sleeping on my owner’s bed. I’ve become pretty popular on the social media scene, as my mom likes to post pictures of me sleeping or just being cute. The ...

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Shown from left, are Eleanor Fogarty, Birthright; Gina Conklin, community relations director of Expectations; Shauna Rute, center director of Expectations.

Soroptimist Club supports local organizations

The Snyder, Union and Northumberland counties Soroptimist Club recently held it’s monthly business meeting at Country Cupboard Restaurant, where they welcomed several guests. Renee D Laychur, chief financial advisor, First National Bank, presented personal financial planning, an initiative ...

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Eugene Breisch, left, receives the Pennsylvania Prison Society Official Visitor of the Year award.

Prison society celebrates 230 years

The Pennsylvania Prison Society celebrated their 230th birthday on May 3 at the Eastern State Penitentiary Museum, Philadelphia. At the meeting and award ceremony, Lycoming County resident, Eugene Breisch, PPS official prison visitor, was presented the Pennsylvania Prison Society Official ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “16th Seduction” by by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 2. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Against All Odds” by Danielle Steel (Delacorte) 4. “Golden Prey” by John Sandford (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 5. “The Fix” ...

A Word, Please

Some words are trouble. Enormity. Myriad. Disinterested. Decimate. Anxious. You can use them according the guidelines in your dictionary and still get told you’re wrong. If you’re really unlucky you can have an instructor mark down your grade or a co-worker gossip behind your back if they ...