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Lycoming student partners with local author on teacher’s guide

Victoria White, ’18, a psychology major pursuing certifications in elementary and special education at Lycoming College, recently created a teacher’s guide for the children’s book, “Uncle Axie’s Ugly Tie,” by Judy Nordstrom. White and the author collaborated on the project, which ...

WAHS opens registration for art, creative writing summer workshop

The Williamsport Area High School has opened registration for a free, four-day summer workshop for students interested in further developing their artistic talent. The workshop, open to incoming ninth- through 12th-grade students (for the 2018-2019 school year), is scheduled for 9 a.m. to ...

Cats on Mats

Whether you’re a cat person or not it’s been proven that there are numerous health benefits to both owning or simply being around felines. Cats are known to reduce a person’s stress and anxiety, can help lower blood pressure, boost our immune systems and have an overall calming effect on ...

Brussels sprouts push nutrition in a classic Caesar salad

If you love Brussels sprouts like I do, you will love this salad. If you aren’t sure, but you are a fan of Caesar salad, then you will hopefully love it too! I’ve switched out chopped Brussels sprouts for the romaine lettuce in a classic Caesar salad and subbed toasted breadcrumbs for the ...

Trove of author Ray Bradbury’s papers set for preservation

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ray Bradbury won over generations of readers to science fiction with “Fahrenheit 451” and other works during a writing career that spanned much of the 20th Century and produced a mountain of manuscripts, correspondence and memorabilia. That sprawling collection, much ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club April 9 — Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann Churba, 51; Don Dascher and Gene Waltz, 48; Judy Stein and Ann Day, 46; Ann Collins and Marge Winder, 41; David Winters and Craig ...

JVB Check It Out

Did you know that young children learn by talking about what they are thinking and doing and by collaborating and sharing ideas? Your local library can help! The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., routinely offers fun and educational programming for children of all ages. For example, ...

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 ...

Friends of the James V. Brown Library to host fundraising event

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library will host a fundraising event from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Panera Bread, 202 Basin St. Attendees must buy food or drink at the restaurant or to take out and present a printed flyer or electronic version on a mobile phone or tablet to the cashier when ...

Safe Kids PA to hold Safe Kids Day

Safe Kids Day, hosted by Safe Kids PA, Lycoming County Partner, will host a free fun family event to celebrate kids and help families learn about preventing injuries and steps to make their kids safer from 2 to 4 p.m. April 29, YWCA, 815 W. Fourth St. Children and parents will participate in ...

Prague zookeepers use puppet to raise endangered magpie

PRAGUE (AP) — Zookeepers in Prague have turned into puppeteers in an effort to save the critically endangered Javan green magpie. Zoo officials saved one precious egg after the parents threw a second egg out of their nest. The magpie chick that hatched a month ago is being kept in a box and ...

Cooking on deadline

During the month of Ramadan, observant Muslims perform daily fasts from dawn to dusk, only breaking the fast with a meal (usually a light one) after the sun sets. Fasting is intended to cleanse the soul, allowing Muslims to turn their attention inward, toward charity work and prayer, and away ...

Friends separated by the Holocaust reunite in California

LOS ANGELES — When Alice Gerstel bid an emotional farewell to her family’s closest friends in October 1941, she was hopeful she’d see “Little Simon” Gronowski again. And she did — 76 years later and half a world away from where they were separated in Brussels. Gerstel and her ...

A somber close to the bridal fashion career of Amsale Aberra

NEW YORK — It was a somber end Friday to the last bridal collection created by the late Amsale Aberra, closing silently with the first gown she ever designed for her namesake line — a sleek satin column look with an illusion neckline from 1990, when so many brides favored huge ball skirts ...

Lifestyle briefs

Susquehanna River Cleanup Project to be held SUNBURY — The seventh annual Susquehanna River Cleanup Project will be held on May 5. The Susquehanna River Cleanup Project has become a sub-committee of Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc. Volunteers will receive a reusable tote bag and ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

The Associated Press HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “I’ve Got My Eyes on You” by Mary Higgins Clark (Simon & Schuster) 2. “Red Alert” by James Patterson and Marshall Karp (Little, Brown) 3. “The Disappeared” by C.J. Box (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “Accidental Heroes” by ...

This week at the library

Monday • Friends of Mansfield Public Library book sale, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Free Presbyterian Church of Mansfield, 29 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield. • Wee Tales, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville. • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public ...

‘The Recovering’ shatters addiction and recovery myths

“The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” (Little, Brown and Co.), by Leslie Jamison With a somber tone, intricate detail and multilayered storytelling, Leslie Jamison’s “The Recovering: Intoxication and Its Aftermath” lays bare the myths surrounding artists and addiction. ...

The man who cannot forget returns in Baldacci’s ‘The Fallen’

“The Fallen” (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci In David Baldacci’s “The Fallen,” Amos Decker, who had a terrible head injury while playing football, can recall all of his memories to the slightest detail as if rewinding a recorded program. He now works with the FBI. ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have had a very close friend for many years. She was diagnosed with cancer, and I wanted to stand by her, of course. Then one night, her husband gave me a ride home from their house and tried to rape me. She depends on him completely. She does not work outside the home, and her ...