Lifestyle News

Scouts celebrate Memorial Day

Cub Scout Pack 21 and Boy Scout Troop 21 have remembered the meaning of Memorial Day and what our country’s flag symbolizes. On May 23 more than 2,000 flags were placed on veterans’ graves at the Montoursville Cemetery. The Pack and Troop worked with the members of American Legion Post 104 ...

Kevin Spacey arrives at the 71st annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Intimate, wrenching ‘Evan Hansen’ takes top honors at Tonys

NEW YORK — An intimate, heart-wrenching musical about loneliness, teen angst and suicide in the age of hyperconnectivity capped its unlikely journey to Broadway smash by winning top honors at the Tonys. “Dear Evan Hansen,” starring 23-year-old Ben Platt in a breakout — and knockout ...

‘Little Treasures’

Little Treasures preschool and day care, 1422 W. Southern Ave., South Williamsport, is celebrating 25 years of service to children in the area. They also recently held a special graduation ceremony on May 18 to honor the achievements of their graduating preschool students, and the 25 years of ...

27 vie for title of ’17 Laurel Queen

WELLSBORO — Twenty-seven Laurel Queen candidates will vie for the 2017 crown during the 76th annual Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival. As part of the festivities, a pet parade will held at 1:30 p.m. today. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m. at Packer Park. At 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday ...

Fashionably fit

The “unofficial” start to summer has arrived. For those who exercise outdoors, whether running, walking or cycling, this means the need to be well prepared for the increase in temperature. First of all, if the heat and humidity are starting to affect you, it’s OK to cut a workout short. ...

Library offers grief activity bags

Not every grieving child steps through the doors of Heartworks, a family-based peer support program offered at UPMC Susquehanna. That’s why staff and volunteers are piloting a community-wide initiative to make grief-related resources available to children who have experienced a death. “We ...

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 ...

Upcoming area family or class reunions

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge in the Sunday Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing by the Lifestyle Department at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Reunion notices not received in time will be published the ...

Area Bridge Club results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club May 29 — Marie Zurinsky and Mary Ann Churba, 30; Craig Netzley and Ann Day, 29; Ann Collins and Judy Stein, 26; David Winter and Amy Pitou, 24. The State College ...

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Ivy Daverio and Bentley Hennessy play in the yard. Ivy is demonstrating a play bow while Bentley is taking her up on her offer to play and run.

Creature Comforts

We were watching my parents’ two dogs, Westley and Niles, for a couple of weeks while they were away. At the time, we had four dachshunds of our own, Walter, Miriam, Kevin and Shultz. We also had two cats, Wyatt and Virgil. Niles was a newcomer — a new adoptee — and he had been adjusting ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • WATSONTOWN — The Warrior Run Fort Freeland Heritage Society will hold the annual Strawberry Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Historic Warrior Run Church, 41 Warrior Lane. There will be antique cars on display and attendees may visit the church. There also will be homemade ...

Book review: ‘The Mother Tongue’

Bill Bryson’s book “The Mother Tongue” might properly be titled “The Treasure Trove.” At least that’s is what it feels like to folks who love language. Originally published in 1990 and now available as a handsome paperback, Bryson’s book is an endlessly fascinating celebration ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 2. “Dragon Teeth” by Michael Crichton (Harper) 3. “No Middle Name” by Lee Child (Delacorte) 4. “16th Seduction” by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) 5. “Same Beach, Next Year” by ...

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The photo, provided by the Lycoming County Historical Society shows Martha LeVan Mussina in the 1930s.

Williamsport Women

The Way’s Garden Art and Craft Show, held at the corner of West Fourth and Maynard Streets in Williamsport, has for many years given artists in the region an opportunity to showcase their talents. Martha LeVan Mussina was a prominent local painter who took advantage of this opportunity, ...

‘Build a Better World’

The Lycoming County Library System (LCLS) is launching its summer reading program. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” and program itineraries are full of exciting events throughout the summer for all of the system’s five libraries to advance this idea. It is a noble pursuit, ...

Minimalist Mama

This month’s topic will be either easy or difficult for many of you, depending on your clothing obsession. As the seasons change, now is a good time to tackle your closet and go through your clothes. There are several ways to start. First, get your boxes or bags: one for donations, one for ...

YWCA Our Voice

In 1977, Techies bought the first Apple II computers, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker debuted on the big screen and in Lycoming County, victims of domestic violence and sexual assault first accessed the life-saving services of Wise Options. The 24/7 doors and phones lines of Wise Options ...

Life Changes

Have you been able to discuss your concerns about trust issues within a relationship, without getting overwhelmed to find the right words? Becoming defensive? Or anticipating hurt feelings? When I asked other people these same questions, they said it wasn’t comfortable to even think about ...

Lifestyle briefs

TODAY • MONROETON — The Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot and Gun Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow at Shooters Gauntlet, 898 Golden Mile Road. Activities include shooting 50 big machine guns on the 1100 yard range, shooting upside down on an inversion rack, ...

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Dr. Lori presenting at an appraisal event.

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

At more than 150 events every year entitled Dr. Lori’s Antiques Appraisal Comedy Show, I appraise audience members’ heirlooms and antiques. I talk about history mostly and values too. Nothing is vetted beforehand as I appraise and authenticate objects on the spot at my events. I don’t ...