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Book drop-off day

The Friends of the James V. Brown Library are seeking donations of books for all age levels, DVDs, audiobooks and CDs to support fundraising activities. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to noon March 28. The Friends ask that donations not include textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or ...

Dear Annie… Waiting to share his heart

Dear Annie: I’m a 31-year-old man, and I believe I’m in love with my friend. It’s been a year now that I’ve been feeling this way about her, but I haven’t expressed my feelings. At first, the reason was that she was in a relationship with a man for a long time. I never made a move ...

Watsontown leapster turns 23

WATSONTOWN — Ninety-two-year-old Shirley Lorah will happily tell you she is actually 23 years old. Born and raised in Watsontown, not far from where she still resides with her husband of 69 years, Dick, and two cats, Shirley is one the few people who can call Feb. 29th their birthday. This ...

River Valley YMCA partners with Special Olympics PA

The River Valley Regional YMCA and Special Olympics Pennsylvania are partnering together to increase fitness and training opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities effective today, March 1. The partnership will connect athletes with six YMCA facilities in Williamsport, Muncy, ...

Ask Walter… Drinking problems

Dear Walter: I have a drinking problem. Lately, I can’t seem to get enough to drink. I’m sooo thirsty! My people keep refilling my water dish, but are starting to notice. Frankly, I’m not feeling like myself. I’ve always done my business outside, but now, I’m having trouble holding ...

SPCA has a joyful reunion

It was around twilight when Ethel arrived at the Lycoming County SPCA one cold January night. Her owner had recently become homeless and he and Ethel had been living in his car. But now, with the depths of winter descending on Pennsylvania, he felt that it was too cold for Ethel to remain with ...

Historian to speak at Ewing Lecture Series

Medieval historian William Chester Jordan, of Princeton University, will speak at this year’s annual Ewing Lecture Series. His talk, entitled “The Harvest Indeed is Great, but the Labourers are Few: Strangers in the Medieval Countryside” will be at 7:30 p.m. March 18 in the Trogner ...

Lycoming professor explores state, American independence at Taber

Christopher Pearl, of Lycoming College, will hold a lecture at 10 a.m. March 12 at the Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historial Society, 858 W. Fourth St., Williamsport, related to this year’s theme of Made in Pennsylvania. This is the first lecture of the Taber’s 2020 ...

Resources for research, Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has resources available to aid those in their research. The library has a great selection of online resources for local history at jvbrown.edu/online-resources/, including the Lycoming County Women’s History ...

March book review luncheon

Amanda Emig will present the March book review program on “The Talent Code: Greatness Isn’t Born, It’s Grown, Here’s How,” by Daniel Coyle. The luncheon will start at noon in the Lowry Room of the Welch Family Wing of the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport. Those ...

Dear Annie… Managing a family disease

Dear Annie: I have been married to my wife for 25 years, and I love her so very much. When we first met, she had two young boys, ages 2 and 7, and for the most part I helped raise them with her. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, we traveled around the country with our business. The boys went ...

Unsung Hero Award accepting nominees

The Unsung Hero Award, a new award to be presented by the Lycoming County Brotherhood Alliance at its 63rd annual Brotherhood Banquet, is seeking nominations of individuals in the community that make a dramatic impact and live a life of service to others without compensation or expecting ...

Welcome to the World of Comics, ComicCon

How does a comic book, graphic novel or manga get published? What does a publisher look for in the books they choose? How does a book become a movie, animation, series or a game? “Welcome to the World of Comics, Graphic Novels, Manga and ComicCon,” presented by John Shableski, from 6 to 7 ...

‘Looking for love’

Growing up can be hard. Local author, Bob Schweppenheiser, of Linden and formerly of Watsontown, is a published co-author with Larisa Sainz-Yaksie of “Looking for Love,” a story of a teenage girl in the search for love who struggles with abuse, bullying and hopelessness. The main ...

Raise awareness about healthy relationships

February was designated Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, or TDVAM for short, in 2013 by Presidential Proclamation and has since brought teens and other community members together to raise awareness over the important topic. According to loveisrespect.org, the valuable resource to ...

Open wide and say, ‘ICK!’

“He smells,” the owner complained. The dog sitting on my exam table was wearing an expression on his doggie face that made it clear he’d like to be anywhere else but here. And he did stink. In fact, I had smelled him the moment I entered the room. It was one of those odors that refuses to ...

Library receives grant to digitize microfilm

The James V. Brown Library was the recipient of $169,000 in grant funding from the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania. The funds will be used to digitize the library’s local newspaper microfilm collection of the Williamsport Sun-Gazette and its predecessors, the Grit, and ...

FCFP announces $264,600 available for grants

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announced grant opportunities available for nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and/or Union counties. Application submission deadline ...

Dear Annie… Seeking peace within

Dear Annie: Our 48-year-old daughter decided four years ago to legally change her name and deny us as family. I am her stepmother, but she has been my daughter since she was 10 years old. My husband and I are in our late 60s and 70s, respectively. Our daughter has had a history of obtaining ...