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Local graphic design faculty co-author visual literacy book

A design textbook and workbook co-authored by two graphic design faculty members at Pennsylvania College of Technology has been published by Oxford University Press. Released on Feb. 1, “Visual Literacy Workbook for Graphic Design and Fine Art Students” was written by David M. Moyer and ...

A Word, Please

Years ago, I worked for a team of editors who hired someone from another department in the company. It became clear pretty quickly that the newly minted editor was out of his element — not the born wordsmith his colleagues were. Like those other editors, he would send me, the copy editor, ...

City native builds float for Rose Parade

While millions of people around the nation ushered in the new year sitting in front of their televisions watching the Tournament of Roses parade, one valley native had a birds-eye view not just of the parade, but of what goes into putting the event together in the days and weeks prior to Jan. ...

Local author to hold book signing

From the memories of Clarence Smoyer to the pages of “Spearhead,” Adam Makos, formerly of Montoursville, brings the story of a curly-haired World War II tank gunner into the spotlight. This Friday, Makos will have a book signing at Otto’s book store to debut his book ...

Connect online with the J.V. Brown Library

There are so many ways to connect with people and organizations now, and the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is no exception. The library’s website, jvbrown.edu, is the place to access the catalog, see what programming is taking place, read about new activities and services at ...

Libraries receive over $65,000 from fundraiser

WELLSBORO — Citizens & Northern employees raised over $65,000 in support of 23 local public libraries through its community giving program, Giving Back, Giving Together. Also, over 3,000 items were donated and employees volunteered on 35 occasions to assist their library partners. ...

Snore fest: A nightly event at the Daverios

My husband’s snoring has affected my sleep quality for years, because when he’s snoring, I’m not sleeping. He snores pretty much every minute he’s asleep. In bed, on the couch, slumped over the dining room table, behind the wheel of his car (parked, of course), he can sleep anywhere, ...

Dante the church cat

Dante is a 12-year-old female cat. She came to Christ Church, 426 Mulberry St., Williamsport, when a new dog entered her home who decided he did not want to be friends with a cat. Since she has been with the church and it has been a win-win for all. She likes her new home and has free reign of ...

The Ripley’s love story

With love in the air and Valentine’s Day around the corner, couples often look back on their relationships and reminisce. Over 27 years ago, the love story of Dean and Wendy Ripley, of Williamsport, began at Celebrity Waiter Night, also known as Guest Waiter Night, at the Peter Herdic House ...

Early African American activist Catherine Gilchrist Thompson

Catherine Gilchrist was a teenager when she came with her family to Lycoming County. Born in 1817 in Lehigh County, she was the daughter of Simon Cornelius Gilchrist and Elizabeth (Wolf) Gilchrist. Simon Gilchrist was a free black man; Elizabeth may have been of German and African ancestry. ...

Hughesville Public Library receives grant for the Wee Move! program

HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Area Public Library recently announced it received a $2,500 grant from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania, according to a news release. The funding is from the Pearls with a Passion Fund, a women’s giving society established in 2013 to ...

Healthy relationships during high school

Being a teenager was the most awkward time in my life. I graduated high school in 2011 so it wasn’t too long ago that I was walking the halls of Loyalsock Township High School with my blue iPod Nano and a dorky lunchbox. In high school I had a non-existent love life. Looking back, I am ...

SunnyBrook Meadows therapeutic riding

SunnyBrook Meadows is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic riding to children and adults with special needs in the central Susquehanna area. A volunteer training will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 23. Horseback riding strengthens weak muscles, helps to improve self-esteem, balance and ...

‘Home Country’

By SLIM RANDLES Special to the Sun-Gazette Doc hadn’t even finished loading his coffee with fake sugar before Steve piped up. “I think it’s disgusting and weird and unnatural and it should be outlawed!” the tall cowboy said, coming to rest at the philosophy counter of the Mule Barn ...

Punctuation errors that can fly the under the radar

Punctuation errors are often pretty glaring. A missing period at the end of a sentence, an extra period in the middle of a sentence or a comma placed outside of quotation marks leaps right out at editors and avid readers. But other punctuation errors aren’t as easy to spot. Here are six ...

Conta Dance

LEWISBURG — Rooted in Irish, English and Scottish jigs, reels and waltzes with mixed origins from the 17th century, contra dancing is alive and well in Union County. Contra dancing is easy, energetic and mostly involves a smooth walking step. All dances are called and are danced to live music ...

Girl Scouts upcoming STEM lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology

The Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania and the PPL Foundation will be holding a G.I.R.L. STEM Lab at Pennsylvania College of Technology from 8:30 to 3 p.m. March 23. Girl Scouts will have hands-on opportunities to explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) ...

10 things to love about Walter

Today, February 3, 2019, is our dachshund, Walter’s, 13th birthday. I now have three teenagers in my home, though those of the human variety are a bit more of a challenge than Walter has ever been. For instance, now that he’s a teenager, I do not expect him to roll his eyes at me when I ask ...

Pets for the presidents

With President’s Day upon us, there is an interest in the ways that our presidents relax and enjoy family time. Eisenhower played golf and painted landscapes, Reagan rode horses and Obama played basketball. But, many of our past Presidents also enjoyed down time with a first family pet. ...

‘The Hours Count’ by Jillian Cantor

Picking novels from my bookshelves, you’ll notice most of them are set in the mid-twentieth century, primarily during WWII and the Cold War. I’ve always been fascinated by this era because every facet of average American life was up in the air. Being born in 1995, I’ve never experienced ...