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Learn about your ancestors at the Brown Library

This summer, as you get together with family at a reunion, you may be motivated to dive deeper into your family tree. Did you know that the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., has free tools available to help you research your family’s history? As a major source for Lycoming County ...

Montoursville graduate achieves rank of Eagle Scout

Benjamin “Ben” Watts, a member of Boy Scout Troop 21 and recent graduate of Montoursville Area High School, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout Dec. 11, 2018, the highest rank in Boy Scouts. Watts is the son of Todd and Kathi (Heim) Watts. For his eagle project Benjamin built shelving units ...

Museums devoted to beloved authors

Those of you who follow me on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) or have attended a Dr. Lori antiques appraisal event somewhere in the United States know that I put a lot of miles on the wheels of my carry-on, roller-board suitcase. When I travel, I try to read a book ...

Email or e-mail? Losing the hyphen

E-mail is dead. Or close to it. You’ll never get another e-mail. You’ll never send another e-mail. Sure, you’ll compose and receive plenty of electronic messages. But those are no longer e-mail. They’re now, as officially as official gets, email. The hyphen has been steadily fading ...

City’s library to hold computer basics class

When one thinks of a library, the immediate image that comes to mind is of stacks and stacks of hard- and soft-cover books lining the walls and filling the floors. What one might not consider, however, is that lifelong learning, which is the mission of all libraries, comes in many forms. ...

JVB Adult Summer Reading program

Libraries are meccas for community members looking for a great read, information and education. They are places for people to come together to share common interests and explore new ones that can last a lifetime. The James V. Brown Library, offers Williamsport and passers-through an oasis of ...

Cookbook Club announces new themes

Do you love browsing through cookbooks and trying new recipes? The James V. Brown Cookbook Club meets at noon on the third Tuesday of each month at the library, 19 E. Fourth St. Each month the club follows a theme, and selects cookbooks from that theme, members make recipes and bring them ...

Dear Annie… Heirloom hostility

Dear Annie: My mother very sadly passed away in January from cancer. She had a ring of my grandfather’s that was very special to her, and I wanted to have it because I knew how much it meant to her. My stepfather gave it to me. Now, last week, my grandmother (her mother) who has pretty much ...

City’s Notre Dame Club lends a helping hand to Jersey Shore family

What began as a routine football practice for 19-year-old Caleb Leone, of Jersey Shore, on Aug. 14, 2018, turned into an unexpected long-lasting injury — Caleb left the field having had a seizure and a stroke, which completely paralyzed the right side of his body. Unlike a scrape, however, ...

Special Olympics remembrance event

Members of the Lycoming County Special Olympic Athlete Leadership Team held the Special Olympic Remembrance Walk and Run on June 23. With bright skies and a sunny day, participants from Special Olympics and the public, walked and ran laps to show their respect for those who have passed away ...

Annual Special Olympic fundraisers to be held in July

The second annual Swimming For Special Olympics will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 21 at Vannucci’s Pool. Participants can swim as an individual or team. For more information, call 570-220-8497. The Hiawatha Riverboat Cruise will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. July 21 for a cost. There ...

Dear Annie… Breaking Free

Dear Annie: My husband and I have been married for 1 1/2 years, though we started going out more than three years ago. We should still be at the honeymoon stage in our relationship, but I am writing because he has changed recently in really bad ways. He calls me names, puts me down, belittles ...

Can you hear me, now?

Hearing impairment and deafness are frustrating and isolating problems for people and animals. The four main categories of hearing loss are as follows: 1. Conduction deafness occurs when there is something preventing sound waves/vibrations from passing through the outer ear canal to the ...

Go ahead, talk about yourself

My favorite time of the year is upon us, Women of Excellence season! The YWCA’s annual Tribute to Women of Excellence is the event I anticipate most each year. Nominations are open for anyone to nominate a Woman of Excellence. The class of 2019 will be celebrated during our event at 6 p.m. ...

Library to offer free basic computer workshops

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host weekly workshops in August for adults interested in learning more about computers and email. The basic computer classes will take place on Wednesdays in August from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Lowry Room and are limited to 5 people per ...

‘Serial commas eliminate confusion’

“It was a typical Friday night at Costco in Corona. Customers, including an off-duty Los Angeles police officer, 32-year-old Kenneth French and his parents, waited in line for food samples.” How many people are mentioned in this excerpt from a real Instagram post about a Los Angeles ...

Lock Haven native tells the story of WWII pilot

LOCK HAVEN — What began as a interest in uncovering the lost story of a World War II ace pilot grew exponentially into the focus of Lock Haven resident Rick Bressler’s first book. “Fallen, Not Forgotten” is a well-researched slice of Captain Lawrence John Ritter’s world including a ...

James V. Brown receives grant

The James V. Brown Library received a $2,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Williamsport as part of the club’s 2019 Grant Program. The grant is part of the Rotary Club’s efforts to support non-profit organizations that advance educational opportunities or health-related initiatives for the ...

The Public Library for Union County’s annual book sale

LEWISBURG — The Public Library for Union County will not be accepting any book donations as of June 28 due to limited storage space. The library can begin accepting donations again on Aug. 1. The book sale is scheduled for July 17 to July 20 at Faith Lutheran Church, 2349 Old Turnpike ...

Dear Annie… Strugglin’ in the office

Dear Annie: I have some co-workers who irritate me. The work we do is intense and stressful, so I can’t easily mind my own business. This is designed to be a collaborative work environment. And yet, I am usually feeling like a lone ranger. I have brought this up to one of the co-workers in ...