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Spook Haven: Behind the haunted house

MILL HALL — During the month of October, more people are in the mood for eeks, shrieks and screams. Spook Haven Haunted House, 100 Danis St., has been scaring local residents in the area since 2007 and is open this season until Oct. 28, running Fridays and Saturdays, said Heather Peters ...

Eagle Scout recognized for 75 years of service

Since joining Troop 50 Boy Scouts in 1942 at 11 years old, Anthony “Tony” DiSalvo has been recognized for his 75 years of service to the national organization, he said. DiSalvo became an Eagle Scout in 1945 and went on to serve as scoutmaster for 25 years, inducting 31 Eagle Scouts through ...

UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors’ Halloween Path returns

WELLSBORO — Families are invited to attend UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers + Sailors’ game-themed Halloween Path and its new fall festival from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. “As our path has grown in popularity, the wait time in line has gotten longer,” said Janie Hilfiger, president of ...

Murder, mystery and mayhem to benefit Muncy Public Library

MUNCY — Murder, mystery and madness are destined to be the outcome with this month’s fundraiser for the Muncy Public Library on Oct. 27 at the First United Methodist Church, South Market Street. Doors to the dinner and show open at 5:45 p.m. for a 6 p.m. seating. “Murder, Medium Rare” ...

Library to recognize Friends group during special week

The James V. Brown Library will spend the week of Oct. 21-27 recognizing its Friends of the Library group as part of the 12th annual celebration of National Friends of Libraries Week. The Friends of the James V. Brown Library were established in 1956 by Robert P. Henry, a trade union worker ...

A Word, Please: Answering some questions

Betsy in Albany had a great question about “I” versus “me.” Consider the sentence: “John’s hidden agenda was to make George and I say nice things about him.” Should that “I” be “me”? I talk a lot here about choosing between subject pronouns like “I” and object ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband has adult children from his first wife. My new daughter-in-law has become quite vocal about jewelry items that I wear. Lately, she’s been commenting on a diamond ring, and it’s the second time she’s made remarks at family gatherings about it, saying, “I want that ...

JIPS has been investigating paranormal activity in PA for 10 years

By COURTNEY HAYDEN chayden@sungazette.com Unlike Hollywood blockbusters, paranormal investigations are a science, known as Paranormalology, and requires research, preparation, evidence and much more. The Junior Investigating Paranormal Society (JIPS) has been investigating the paranormal in ...

Local author Andrew Akers pens new book ‘Bimble the Bear’

With the cover and illsutrations of a children’s book, “Bimble the Bear, The Case of the Missing Shoe” is a story that goes much deeper than the lost shoe. Benjamin Bearly, author of “Bimble the Bear, The Case of the Missing Shoe,” is Andrew Aker’s psyudenym for his children’s ...

Sophia Charlotte Ulmer Bidelspacher: A Rose Valley Story

When Sophia Char­lotte (Ulmer) Bidel­spacher was interviewed by a Grit reporter on January 17, 1936, the 88-year-old recounted detailed memories not only of her own childhood, but also of what she had been told about the lives of her parents and of her grandparents, who had come to the ...

Welcome to Roushville

Whether you like to celebrate Halloween by trick-or-treating, watching scary movies or going to haunted houses, during the month of October, the Halloween spirit is alive. Logan Roush, of New Berlin, and his family have put on Roushville for 20 years, but this year, the haunted house is ...

Making a difference in our community

Speakers from the area come to share and discuss different topics within the community at the weekly ecumenical lunches held at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine St. At the fall ecumenical lunch on Sept. 19 Dawn Linn, CEO at the YWCA, talked about making a difference in our ...

YWCA Our Voice

Each October the YWCA Northcentral PA holds the Vigil of Remembrance and Hope to honor those who lost their lives to domestic violence in Lycoming County. This year’s vigil is at 5 p.m. on Oct. 17 outside the Lycoming County Courthouse. During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we aim to ...

Life Changes

Many people experience anticipatory grief, yet may not be aware there is an actual name for these uncomfortable, often quite complicated, times in life. Today’s column is meant to validate and support those experiencing an anticipated loss. This also includes those who have actually been ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

The highly collectible ceramics called Cantonware is a cobalt blue and white porcelain first produced in the port city of Canton (Guangzhou), China. Canto­nware is known by various names associated with its sea-trade history including: Chin­ese export porcelain, ballast ware china, China ...

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 ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I thought my husband and I had a great marriage — until I looked on his phone and found text messages to another woman. I was crushed. I asked him about it, and he said that it was nothing and that there were only a few messages. When I checked our cellphone details, I was ...

Clinton County CleanScapes to host Forestland Beautification Cleanup Day

Clinton County CleanScapes (CCC) will hold a half day forestland beautification tire and trash cleanup along Steward’s Run at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Lycoming County’s Piatt Township. Watson Township staff will assist participants working in teams during the cleanup. The cleanup begins at ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Recently, I’ve noticed that a “friend” on Facebook has been making very erratic posts, sometimes going on religious, political and metaphysical rants for hours on end. No one else is commenting on the posts or interacting with him. One person did ask, “Are you OK?” He ...

Creature comforts

When your eyes are bothering you, you see the optometrist; for eye surgery, it’s the ophthalmologist. When you have a toothache, you see the dentist; for malaligned teeth, it’s the orthodontist. Theallergist and pulmonologist will help you with your asthma. Pregnant? See the obstetrician. ...