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Friends of the J.V. Brown Library May’s Book Review luncheon

Marilouise Mazzante will present a review of “Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty” by Robert K. Massie at the Book Review Luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Friday. This masterpiece of the tragic end of the House of Romanov, the last Russian imperial ...

Williamsport Twisters celebrate 20 years

Families are formed in many different ways. At Williamsport Twisters all-star cheerleading, this special bond has been present for 20 years between the parents, cheerleaders and coaches. “You really get a family not just a cheer team,” said Jersey Shore eighth grader Tyra Lorson, who has ...

Dr. Stephanie’s special recipes

As an avid amateur home cook, I’m always looking for new and interesting recipes. Here, I’m sharing some of my personal favorites. I have taken a few liberties, and put my own spin on some, to keep things interesting. Results may vary. Recipe for Mud 1 part dirt 1 part water Combine all ...

‘REIMAGINE’

Dr. Sam Stea, of Cogan Station, transformed his love of North Central Pennsylvania’s natural beauty not only into a passion for nature and conservation but also his first book, “REIMAGINE,” The pages of “REIMAGINE” revolve around the themes of climate change, conservation, the music ...

Boy Scouts Bald Eagle District hosts annual celebration of Scouting

The Bald Eagle District of the Susquehanna Council BSA hosted its annual celebration of scouting and recognition dinner at Saint John’s — Newberry United Methodist Church in Williamsport. The event celebrated scouting within local units and to recognize scouts accomplishments. Boy Scout ...

Library to offer WiFi hotspot checkouts

The James V. Brown Library is launching a new initiative to ensure that high-speed internet access is available to all residents in the greater Williamsport area by letting patrons check out wireless WiFi hotspots that can connect to the internet from just about anywhere. As of April 15, ...

Fundraisers for the Friends of the J.V. Brown Library

Spring book sale The Friends of the J.V. Brown Library will hold its spring book sale, “Dive into a Book” from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Pine Street United Methodist Church, 441 Pine Street. Book sale preview night is open only to Friends of the ...

Jersey Shore native’s passion for rodeo wins him the gold

Kicked-up dirt catching the sunlight all around the ring, crowds in cowboy hats cheering from packed stands, fringe and a single arm raised to the sky — these are things people do not experience on a daily basis. But for Tyler Waltz, of Jersey Shore, this is life. This January, Waltz made ...

11 brilliant inventions for my patients, pets and me

Somebody already invented the self-cleaning litter box, though thus far, improvements are needed. Automated pet food dishes and self-locking pet doors are also available. Pet trackers are a work in progress, but can only get better as technology advances. There are apps that claim to help train ...

Reforming Pennsylvania women in the early 1900s

This article expands upon the Oct. 11, 2015, article by Greg Renn in this column on the State Industrial Home for Women at Muncy. With funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Lycoming College student Reilly Groder ’17 and Professor Kerry Richmond compiled and analyzed the records of ...

Historian to present two-part program about opera history

Music, drama, song and spectacle — opera has it all. And behind the curtain lies soaring egos, lurid scandals and the lurking threat of fiscal and artistic disaster. You don’t have to be a die-hard opera fan to enjoy this colorful glimpse of the musical and social history behind the ...

Root words without the negative prefix

I’ve never been plussed. And, according to dictionaries, neither have you. There’s no such word, say Merriam-Webster, Webster’s New World, American Heritage and, I’m sure, many others. My personal experience confirms this. Never have I heard anyone say, “Gee, Bob sure was plussed by ...

Celebrate the Lycoming County’s Bookmobile

On July 10, 1939, Miss Frances Kilburn began driving the first Bookmobile on rural Lycoming County roads to bring library service to the people. Since that time, a variety of vehicles have continued to travel throughout the county, bringing books, music, movies and more to the people in rural ...

Bowl for Kids Sake

Bowl for Kids’ Sake serves as the biggest annual fundraiser for the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program. Lycoming County Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bridge will hold their annual fundraiser, “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Faxon Lanes, 1225 River ...

Collecting American Girl dolls

So, you don’t think the millennial generation are saving objects, collecting vintage pieces, displaying antiques, well maybe you should think again. I have been evaluating the collections of 20 and 30 year old collectors for a long, long time. They are seasoned collectors that know a lot ...

Local chapter of Mom Prom invites ladies to a charitable event

It may be called “Mom Prom,” but local founder Christina Staccone would like to set the record straight — this special annual event isn’t just reserved for moms; it’s open to anyone who identifies as a female, as long as the individual is 21 years of age or older. Set for 6:30 to 11 ...

City native celebrates 100th birthday

Margaret Gira, of Williamsport, is turning 100 today and was born March 31, 1919. Gira likes to crochet, play bingo, visit with family and friends, is a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish and the former Annunciation Church, according to Michael Gira. She currently lives at the ...

W.B. Konkle Memorial Library celebrates milestone

MONTOURSVILLE — This April, the W.B. Konkle Memorial Library will reach a major milestone — its 75th year as a place of learning and a community resource. The library’s celebration plans, supported by the Friends of the Library, include family movie nights, a book signing with local ...

Kevin’s career search continues

U.S. Secret Service Super-special Secret Service Dog Training Department 245 Murray Ln SW - BLDG T-5 Washington, DC 20223 March 20, 2019 To Whom It May Concern, I am a distinguished dachshund of outstanding character and I’m writing to you because I feel a moral obligation to do so. ...

April’s book review luncheon

Anne Tyler’s book, “Vinegar Girl” on April 5. Tyler is a well-loved author who has written over 20 novels. She has received many literary awards including the Pulitzer Prize for “Breathing Lessons.” Tyler’s writing focuses on families and relationships. Janet Hurlbert selected this ...