Lifestyle News

Life Changes: Reimagining you

As we consider gifts to celebrate the holidays with loved ones, I wish you would invest in a special gift for yourself. The top “wish-list item” that people have shared conversations with me throughout this entire year, is the wish to be truer to their self… and to figure out “who I am ...

A Word, Please: 5 Not-Fun-But-Very-Useful grammar terms

As we saw recently in this column, some language terms are fun to learn. Squinting modifier. Dummy operator. Eggcorn. Larfs all around. Others, not so much. Grammar is famous for its unfriendly jargon. But some of these less-fun-to-learn terms are very useful. They convey concepts that help ...

Brown Library offers holiday gift programs for children

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., may help your children come up with the perfect homemade holiday gifts. Registration began Nov. 26 for winter gift-making programs that begin Monday. Everyone loves to receive a homemade gift made from the loving hands of a child. Children are ...

Dickens of a Christmas coming

WELLSBORO — It’s one of the hottest events in Wellsboro and it happens in the dead of winter. The 35th annual Dickens of a Christmas celebration starts on Nov. 30 and continues on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2. It’s one of the best getaway weekends of the year. Dickens of a Christmas was the ...

Sun-Gazette names Hayden as lifestyle/education editor

Courtney Hayden, lifestyle and features reporter for the Williamsport Sun-Gazette, has been promoted to the position of lifestyle and education editor, publisher Bernard A. Oravec announced. “Courtney has proven herself since joining our staff with consistent storytelling not only in the ...

Lucille Sturgis Gramley Goyne: Scrapbooker

The school scrapbook of Lucille Sturgis Gramley Goyne does not display the artistry of the scrapbooks created by today’s hobbyists. Yet the plain green volume effectively shares Goyne’s memories of her time at Williamsport Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College). A member of the ...

What does homelessness look like?

Brenda lived a picture-perfect life working as an accountant, living in her dream home. Everything was going smoothly until things took a turn for the worst when she got terribly sick. She ran out of sick time at work so she was let go. With no income and medical bills piling up, she ...

A Word, Please: A Decision Tree for Punctuating Holiday Cards

Once again, the holidays are upon us. And once again I’m reminded that people need help writing plurals and possessives of family names on cards, invitations and anywhere else a punctuation flub could prove embarrassing. Happy holidays from the Wilson’s! Can’t wait to see you at the ...

Share your love of libraries during the library’s annual fund campaign

Local families use the James V. Brown Library every day to meet their learning and leisure needs. Each day, more than 500 people walk through our doors for a variety of reasons. They attend programs to enrich their lives and the lives of their families. They come for storytimes for their ...

Local author’s book now Story Monsters Approved

WELLSBORO — “Molly, the Dog with Diabetes,” written by area resident Kevin Coolidge with art by Stephanie Webb, is Story Monsters Approved and each copy has the Story Monsters Approved seal that says “Books Worth Devouring.” Books that pass the first round of rigorous judging done by ...

Scout Troop 115 earns hiking badge

Scouts and Leaders from Jersey Shore’s Troop 115 went hiking over the past year to explore trails and pathways in central Pennsylvania to complete fulfill their hiking merit badge requirements. They gained experience hiking in winter conditions, learned about invasive plants in forests and ...

Big Brothers Big Sisters gets new logo

Big Brothers Big Sisters revamped their image in hopes to spark recruitment rates. The new campaign launched on Oct. 1, said Glenn Griswold, program director at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge of Lycoming County. The organization is “a one-to-one mentoring program where we match ...

Women of Excellence: YWCA celebrates female leaders

Eight local women are being celebrated for their strength, integrity, leadership and dedication to Lycoming County during the 10th annual Women of Excellence tribute event. The YWCA Northcentral PA will recognize them at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Williamsport Country Club. Each of the following ...

Dr. Lori: Family heirlooms make for good holiday decor

By LORI VERDERAME Special to the Sun-Gazette This holiday season, home dÈcor takes center stage. Lights, wreaths, seasonal plants are all the rage. So, as you decorate your home to receive visitors, why not highlight your cherished objects and family heirlooms? As you dig out last year’s ...

A Word, Please: The right way to pluralize letters

“Three people sign a treaty with just a large X. In an article referencing the treaty, they are referred to as the three ... Xes, X’s or Xs?” That’s a question Saturday Evening Post editor Andy Hollandbeck posed recently to fellow editors on social media. Their answers are ...

New exhibit comes to the World of Little League Museum

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT — Visitors to the World of Little League Museum and Official Store will have the opportunity to experience a brand-new exhibit as Little League shares its historical connection with Major League Baseball. "Little League International and Major League Baseball have enjoyed ...

Dear Annie: Overboard cat lady

Dear Annie: I am writing about a friend I’ve had for 35 years. My friend is 60 years old. She has two sons, neither of whom are married or have children. About 10 years ago, she started “rescuing” cats. Her husband built a cat home in the backyard to hold the 17 feral cats she has ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I’ve always been great at gift-giving. I enjoy giving others things that they will thoroughly enjoy. But others are rarely as good at getting gifts for me. I don’t think I should feel bad for being a little materialistic; I think everyone likes getting thoughtful presents. I ...