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Dear Annie: Pushing speech therapy without pushing daughter

Dear Annie: Our dear grandson is 5. He’s bright, energetic, kind and wonderful. He speaks with a slight lisp. So did his mother when she was his age. Thanks to a caring teacher who pointed it out to us, we took our daughter to a speech therapist. In just a few sessions, the therapist cured ...

Library has online memorials for WWII and Korean wars

This Memorial Day, take a moment to honor our past Lycoming County residents who served their country. Memorial Day — originally called Decoration Day — is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868, by ...

Local drumming school continues to grow

Over the last six years, EPIC Percussion, a drumming school in Williamsport, has been teaching kids how to play drums, producing talented musicians in the region. Generally, EPIC Percussion’s students range in age from fourth grade through adults, with most in sixth to 12th grade. EPIC ...

Children’s programs have positive impact on local family

The best part of 4-year-old Sage’s week is coming to the James V. Brown Library, according to her guardian Lyn Baker, 57. Baker, her husband and Sage recently moved to Williamsport from Chicago. They moved here so Sage could become closer to her birth mother, who works at a local ...

Treasure Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna photo contest

LEWISBURG — The Susquehanna Greenway Partnership invites photographers from around the Susquehanna and beyond to enter the eighth annual Susquehanna Greenway Photo Contest: Treasured Towns and Landscapes of the Susquehanna. This open and free photo contest seeks to inspire and celebrate ...

Dear Annie… Make new friends but keep the old

Dear Annie: I’m having a hard time trying to keep in touch with my boarding school friends. We went our separate ways after graduating high school and were adamant about keeping in touch. Lately, I feel like we are drifting apart because I’m always the one having to reach out. And whenever ...

Nominations for Young Woman of Excellence are Open

The YWCA Northcentral PA is accepting nominations from educators for the 2019 Young Woman of Excellence award. Each year at the YWCA’s Women of Excellence Celebration, one female senior from a local high school receives the distinction of being named the Young Woman of Excellence. The ...

Rick Atkinson digs into Revolutionary War

NEW YORK (AP) — As he researched the first volume of his planned American Revolution trilogy, Rick Atkinson traveled from the battlefields of Massachusetts to London’s Windsor Castle, where he looked through the papers of King George III. Atkinson’s “The British are Coming” (Henry ...

YWCA opens the Lycoming County Custody Exchange Center

There has been a void in our community. For years, families who need a safe space for custody exchanges would meet in public places or go to the other parent’s house which could potentially create a stressful situation for everyone. The YWCA Northcentral PA, alongside the Pennsylvania ...

What I’ve learned from my mother is…

Filling the shoes of a mother is no easy feat, they are kind and compassion, loving and nurturing and teach many life lessons along the way. Mother’s can be related, or adopted into your family. They are the first ones you call with good news and always there when you need a shoulder to cry ...

Girl Reserves and the Williamsport YWCA: Find and give the best

Williamsport Girl Reserves pledged that they would be gracious in manner, impartial in judgment, ready for service and loyal to friends. They vowed to reach for the best and to be earnest in purpose, eager for knowledge, and victorious over self. Seeking ways to serve young girls in the area, ...

Ask Walter: Grass roots concerns

Dear Walter, The new spring grass is so lush, I love its smell and the feel of it on my feet. I love to lie down on it... I even like to nibble it. Being a cat (and a carnivore) I find this newfound taste for vegetative matter a bit worrisome — should I be checked by my doctor? My doofus ...

Volunteers recently honored for library support

The Friends of Brown Library celebrated the contributions of volunteers at an April reception in the Lowry Room during National Library Week. Each week volunteers ranging in age from young adults to senior citizens help with adult programming, work in the Friends Bookstore, shelve books and ...

17th annual fundraising gala to feature Lisa See

Mark your calendars for the 2019 James V. Brown Author Gala on Oct. 24, which will feature bestselling author Lisa See. In her many beloved New York Times bestsellers, including “Snow Flower and the Secret Fan,” “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” “Peony in Love,” “Shanghai ...

Facebook marketing program scheduled at JVB

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host the program, “Facebook Marketing for Business,” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday. Presenter Jerry Frear will show participants how to set up a Facebook account exclusively for business use and build your page in a way that promotes ...

New seascapes by Frank Lind at Kinsborough Art Museum

By Dr. Lori Verderame Special to the Sun-Gazette The new Realist seascapes of famed American painter and longtime Pratt Institute professor Frank Lind will be on display in a new art exhibition at the Kingsborough Art Museum (KAM) at 2001 Oriental Boulevard in Brooklyn, New York. The ...

Dear Annie: Love letters to Mom

Dear Annie: Over the years, I’ve read a number of beautiful Mother’s Day poems and notes in Ann Lander’s column. One that stood out began with something about a “one-in-a- million Mom” from her kids. It reminded me of my mom. Another one talked about a mom and dad getting ready for ...

Goodtime 4-H Club’s discusses community service

Voting on food, tie-dying shirts and activities to do at the upcoming May camping trip were on the agenda for The Goodtime 4-H Club’s April meeting held in the Limestone Township Building. They also discussed upcoming events and dates such as the At the meeting they also went over important ...

Dear Annie: The Right of Way

Dear Annie: Why do some people stand in your way — in restaurant waiting areas, on sidewalks, etc. — and refuse to move? When they’re blocking you, what is the correct way to get past them? One incident I had a few weeks ago: We were exiting a restaurant and this man was standing right ...

Youth Services celebrate children’s books

The Youth Services Department of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is celebrating the magic of reading this spring. During the month of April, staff members read to 88 classrooms served by the Storymobile early childhood vehicle and distributed new books for children as part of ...