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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 ...

Books make great Easter gifts for kids

Filling Easter baskets for the kids? Think beyond the typical sweets and treats and consider including books as well. “All kids love books, even if they’re too little to read. For babies and toddlers, choose kid-sized books full of bright photos that they will love looking at again and ...

12 books later, See tells how holiday letter launched career

LOS ANGELES — If she’d just stuck with her plan to write that family Christmas letter back in the early 1990s, Lisa See might still be reviewing best-selling novels instead of writing them. But the 1995 publication of “On Gold Mountain,” an acclaimed history of Chinese migration to ...

After the snow, it’s time to sow

Just because you’ve spent last week days digging out from under several feet of snow doesn’t mean it’s not time to start thinking about your garden. Despite the wild weather swings of the month of March, tomorrow is finally the first day of spring. The increasing hours of sunlight ...

Cooking on deadline

This is a good, old-fashioned showstopper of an entree, the kind of dish where you should not pretend to be bashful — “What, this old thing? I just threw it together from stuff in the fridge” — but rather take your accolades with modesty and grace. I have been playing around with ...

Derek Garland Clark earns Eagle Scout rank

WINFIELD — An Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Derek Garland Clark on Dec. 18, 2016 at Trinity United Methodist Church. Clark is the son of Jennifer and Gregg Clark, of West Milton. In attendance were family members, Scouts, friends, mentors and local dignitaries. A member of Troop ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Cutthroat” by Clive Cussler and Justin Scott (G.P. Putnman’s Sons) 2. “Dangerous Games” by Danielle Steeel (Delacorte) 3. “Norse Mythology” by Neil Gaiman (W.W.Norton) 4. “The Devil’s Triangle” by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison (Gallery ...

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Lycoming College class of 2020 to host SPCA adoption fair The Lycoming College Class of 2020 will host an on-campus adoption fair, with the Lycoming County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals from 1-3 p.m. April 1 outside of the Clarke Chapel and Keiper Recreation Center at the ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club March 13 — Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann Churba, 61; Judy Stein and Ann Day, 57; Kay Dando and Sally Manning, 56; Joyce Morgan and Sue Pierce, 55; Lorraine Lecce and Russ ...

Longtime designer has a passion for fashion

As the owner of the Wardrobe Clinic, Ron Wilch enjoys helping people look fashionable. Whether it’s a professional who needs a suit altered, or a hotel concerige whose guest is seeking last-minute clothing repairs, many have turned to Wilch for assistance. He offers same and next-day ...

Stylebook snapshot

As seasons come and go, so does a fresh ebb and flow of fashion trends. We get some of our earliest glimpses of them at fashion weeks across the globe. The ones that make the biggest impressions (attracted a lot of social media buzz and interest from buyers and media, for instance) will wind ...

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Evangelical Community Hospital seeks spiritual care volunteers LEWISBURG — Evangelical Community Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, is seeking spiritual care volunteers, which are an extension of the Spiritual Care Dept. Spiritual care volunteers are asked to engage in conversation with patients ...

All ears: Caro working on audio-only project

NEW YORK — Robert Caro’s next project is for ears only. The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian is planning an audio-only release, “On Power,” drawing upon his years as an investigative journalist and his research into the lives of President Lyndon Johnson and municipal builder Robert ...

What’s new at the James V. Brown Library

‘Age of Anger: A History of Present’ By Pankaj Mishra How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world — from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism ...

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Red Shield Community Garden to host Preparing the Garden workshop The Salvation Army’s Williamsport The Red Shield Community Garden will host the “Preparing the Garden” workshop at 6 p.m. March 28 at The Salvation Army, 457 Market St. The workshop is open to anyone wishing to learn the ...

Nothing says spring like this Easter dove-shaped bread

Whatever your spring food traditions, you likely have a family favorite dish that is the star of your dinner table. Or maybe you have memories of a treat you enjoyed as a child, but the recipe has been lost to time. If you grew up in an Italian-American household, you probably can identify your ...

Nan Pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India

This nan pizza is a fun way to eat the flavors of India in America’s favorite food. The popular chicken tikka masala is widely believed to have been created in England for the British palate and is actually the national dish. But it is so tasty that restaurant diners have demanded that the ...

Black beans and mango combine in a delicious, filling salad

Canned beans are fantastic convenience food. For a little more than a buck, you can stock your pantry with a shelf-stable protein source that works in main dishes or in side dishes. You can even use cooked canned beans as an inexpensive way to stretch pricier proteins: Serve seared salmon on ...

A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food

Pet food is an industry worth nearly $25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their pets based on marketing, personal beliefs and pet preference. And as with human nutrition, it can be hard to sort out truth from fads and marketing from science. Current pet ...

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Bosom Buddies RFL team to hold Bingo fundraiser The Bosom Buddies Relay For Life team will hold a Bingo fundraiser Sunday at Independent Fire Co., 306 Clark St., South Williamsport. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 1:30 p.m. The cost for tickets includes 10 Bingo games, door ...