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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I am one of a group of guys who have been friends and card players for over 30 years. For the past three decades, I have witnessed one of our players, “Charlie,” cheat every time we play, but I’ve said nothing. When it’s his time to deal, he shuffles the cards, looks at them ...

Kelly’s Alex Jones report seen by just 3.5 million viewers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The publicity and uproar in the days before Sunday’s broadcast of Megyn Kelly’s interview with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones didn’t translate into ratings. The NBC program was seen by 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen, an audience dwarfed by CBS rival ...

Homemade Days

Each year, Williamsport’s annual Homemade Days arts and crafts show brings together local vendors to sell their products and provides musical entertainment for area residents and visitors alike. This will be the fourth year for the annual two-day event, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 ...

Megan Does Makeup

Walking into any makeup store you will see Photoshopped images of long, thick eyelashes that touch the model’s eyebrows. In reality, those results are not always the case thanks to false lashes. Over the last year I have been testing out some of the most popular high end mascaras on the ...

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Ask Chef Hosch and Ann

Asparagus is a spring vegetable, flowering perennial plant with many health benefits. This plant is native to Africa, Asia and Europe. Over time, it has been adapted to and become naturalized in North America, South America, Australia and New Zealand. A species called wild asparagus played an ...

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Book review: ‘The Phenomenon’

Rick Ankiel had an extraordinary gift for throwing a baseball and used that talent to parlay it into pitching for the St. Louis Cardinals when he was just 20. But his promising career unraveled in an instant when he threw the first of a number of wild pitches in a playoff game on national ...

JVB Check It Out

Local author Carrie Anne Noble will hold a book launch party for her second book, “The Gold Son,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Noble’s latest Young Adult novel continues her trademark style of blending historical folk mystique and ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • The World of Little League Museum, Route 15, South Williamsport, will give free admission to father’s from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lamade Stadium also will be open for catch from noon to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the museum at 570-326-3607 or ...

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 ...

Upcoming area class/family 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 following ...

Area Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club June 5 — Don Dascher and Marge Winder, 46; Marty Hodrick and Lorraine Lecce, 43; Lynn Henry and Ann Day, 41; Sarabelle Leuthner and Joyce Morgan, 38.5; Ann Collins and ...

This Aug. 10, 2013 photo provided by Eric Iversen shows Bug the cat and Ken Lambrecht at the Point to La Pointe Swim from Bayfield, Wis., to Madeline Island in Lake Superior. (Eric Iversen via AP)

Why should dogs have all the fun? Try adventure catting

NEW YORK — At the beach, in the snow or on a hiking trail, heading outdoors for adventures with a “house cat” runs counter to the stereotype that all cats really want to do is eat and sleep. Any human who thinks that hasn’t met Ruger, Bug or NouNou. They haven’t encountered Helena ...

This undated photo provided by the ASPCA shows dog Lola and Adoption Ambassador Lily Draheim in Cleveland, Ohio. Pamela Hercik adopted Lola from Lily through the Cleveland Animal Care & Control's "City Dogs Cleveland" Adoption Ambassador program.   (ASPCA via AP)

The right fit: Many pet shelters choose more ‘open’ adoption

Jillian Behram of Burkittsville, Maryland, has acquired pets in just about every possible way. She found one of her cats as a stray and got the other from a “free to a good home” post on social media. Her dogs have come from a breeder, rescue groups and an animal shelter. Another one moved ...

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From left, are Diana Logan, Drums Master Trainer and Instructor at the Eastern Lycoming YMCA, Carrie Ekins, Creator of Drums Alive, Amber Logan, Diana’s daughter who has a diverse ability, Karen Watanabe-Aakamoto, COO of Drums Alive, and Erica Logan, Lifeskills teacher for the Intermediate Unit 17.

Local family assists at the 2017 SHAPE America national convention and expo

Using small buckets and water jugs as handheld drums, participants at the 2017 SHAPE America national convention and expo in Boston let loose to Justin Timberlake to kick off the event. The expo is the premier professional development event for health and physical educators. Local YMCA ...

Salvation Army seeks competitors for its ‘Most Amazing Race’

The Salvation Army is seeking adventuresome duos to compete in Williamsport’s first-ever “Most Amazing Race,” to be held Aug. 5. “The Most Amazing Race” is a scavenger-hunt-style event. Two-person teams will scatter across the city to follow clues and complete eight mental and ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Come Sundown” by Nora Roberts (St. Martin’s Press) 2. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 3. “Nighthawk” by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (G.P. Putnam’s Sons) 4. “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton (Harper) 5. “No Middle Name” by ...

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The Lycoming chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently hosted an American Girl doll-themed tea. Shown are a few of the attendees at the tea.

Lycoming chapter, NSDAR hosts American Girl doll-themed tea

The Lycoming chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, held a tea May 13 at Park Place. “My doll & me, go to Tea” was an 18th century, American Girl doll-themed tea. Girls came donned in dresses and big hats, dolls in tow, along with their mothers, grandmothers or fathers ...

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Robert Webster recently received the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Historic Preservation Medal. From left, are Dr. Amy Rogers, Webster, Carol Shetler and Brian Machmer.

Retired East Lycoming teacher receives national award

HUGHESVILLE — Robert A. Webster Jr. was presented the Daughters of the American Revolution’s Historic Preservation Medal, the society’s most prestigious award, by the Lycoming chapter at a presentation in May at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Webster has been an educator for 65 years, ...

Penn College announces spring food show winners

Pennsylvania College of Technology announced winners of its spring food show, a showcase of food artistry and expertise by students in the college’s hospitality majors. The show included final projects by students in advanced baking applications for culinary arts, who showed high-end plated ...