Lifestyle News

Clinton County Genealogical Society to hold meeting

MILL HALL — The Clinton County Genealogical Society will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Latter Day Saints, 8 Noll Drive. Chuck Sweeny of the Sugar Valley Historical Society will lead a presentation on the recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Loganton fire that ...

‘Back Alleys: Stories From the World and Beyond’

Sullivan County author Derek Davis has published his first short story collection, “Back Alleys: Stories from the world and beyond,” available from your local book store and Amazon in both paperback and eBook. Former editor of the “Welcomat,” a Philadelphia alternate paper later known ...

Williamsport Women

“Where did she go to school?” is a question I often puzzle over when researching individual 19th-century Williamsport Women. Information is scarce. Artist Dewing Woodward was said to have attended the Hattie Hall Seminary for Young Ladies; suffragist Henrietta Baldy Lyon attended Miss ...

Life Changes

What if we took more time to actually savor a moment? Or on the flip side, what if we paused before doing or saying something that might bring regret? I’ve been talking with people lately about the importance of “pausing” in their lives. It’s a powerful action we can each take to ...

A Word, Please

Algae thrives in sunlight. Or is it algae thrive? These are the questions that can broadside a copy editor years, even decades, into her career. When it comes to English, there’s never a point where you can sit back and say, “I know it all. Nothing more to learn.” But when you ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 28 — Gene Waltz and Lynn Henry, 57; Fred Gilbert and Mary Ann Churba, 53; Ann Day and Judy Stein, 46; Don Dascher and Marge Winder, 45; David Winters and Ann ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My good friend has a habit that makes it difficult for her fellow diners when she is out to eat. She frequently blows her nose at the table and places her dirty tissues in a pile on the table. If cloth napkins are being used, she has no problem blowing her nose in it. She has ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Wedding season is upon us. I have been married for over 30 years, and I would like to share some wisdom and hard truths with any prospective brides or grooms. The man or woman you are marrying will not change. Many things are hard-wired by the time we are in our late teens. To ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: A few years ago, one of my sons needed funds for support during some difficult times. I explained that I would help but that I needed the funds to be returned. His spouse was checking other avenues to gather it. It has now been over three years since the loan was given. In that ...

Oprah Winfrey picks prison memoir for her book club

NEW YORK — Anthony Ray Hinton, wrongly imprisoned for nearly 30 years, can hardly believe how his luck has changed. Hinton’s memoir, “The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row,” is Oprah Winfrey’s latest book club pick, a dream for virtually any writer and beyond ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My octogenarian parents recently visited my family for two weeks. They stayed in our house for the duration of their stay. My three sons are all preteens and were very excited to spend time with their grandparents. My husband and I are always a bit more anxious to have them stay. My ...

Publishers embrace, and ponder, audiobooks’ rise

NEW YORK — As the audiobook market continues to boom, publishers find themselves both grateful and concerned. The industry gathered over the past week for BookExpo and the fan-based BookCon, which ended Sunday at the Jacob Javits center in Manhattan. The consensus, as it has been for the ...

‘Join the Summer Quest’

Since the 1890s, Summer Reading Programs throughout the United States have been a way to encourage children to read, and public libraries have been participating in these programs for over 100 years, said Nina White, Youth Service manager at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Summer ...

YWCA Our Voice

Five years ago one of Williamsport’s most beloved gently-used clothing shops opened its doors at the YWCA Northcentral PA under the direction of former CEO Diane Glenwright. This month The Boutique is celebrating the transformative power of donated clothing with special sales and ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 21 — Craig Netzley and Judy Stein, 95; Gene Waltz and Don Dascher, 86; Joyce Morgan and Mary Ann Churba, 77; Lynn Henry and Fred Gilbert, 75; Ann Collins and Marge ...

Minimalist Mama

The weather is warmer and that means for many people, it is yard sale season! In the process of minimizing your possessions, you may have discovered that some items could be resold to make a little money. If so, I have some tips for you –– whether it’s hosting a yard sale, selling items ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

Chief calligrapher, Pat Blair, was busy hand-writing place cards for President Donald J. Trump’s first State Dinner. She wasn’t the only one. President Trum­­p­ in­vited President Emma­nuel Macron, France’s youngest President at age 39, and approximately 150 guests to the White ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has announced public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and Comics, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital at hoopladigital.com. James V. Brown ...

American Life in Poetry

To honor the memory of the thousands who died in Vietnam, here's a poem by Bruce Guernsey, who divides his time between Maine and Illinois, about Maya Lin's memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall Someone has opened a giant map and with the tips of our fingers, each of us suddenly ...

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 ...