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Area class and family reunions to be held

Shadduck SHUNK — The Shadduck reunion will be held at 11 a.m. today at Endless Winds Fire Hall, Route 154. Doors open at 11 a.m. and dinner will be served at 1 p.m. Meat, drinks and tableware will be provided. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. Jersey Shore Class of 1972 Jersey ...

Taber Museum to host ‘Bottles & Brews V’

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host “Bottles & Brews V” from 7-10 p.m. Aug. 11 at the museum, 858 W. Fourth St. The event is a fundraiser for the historical society. Attendees will taste craft beers and wines from local, regional and national ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2013, file photo, Snooty the manatee lifts her snout out of the water at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla. The South Florida Museum posted on Facebook, Sunday, July 23, 2017, that Snooty died in a heartbreaking accident. No other details were given about the cause of death, but the museum said they were devastated and that the circumstances are being investigated. Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died one day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday. (AP Photo/Tamara Lush, File)

Snooty, oldest Florida manatee in captivity, dies at 69

MIAMI (AP) — Snooty, the longest living manatee in captivity, died Sunday, a day after a huge party to celebrate his 69th birthday, according to the South Florida Museum. “Snooty was found in an underwater area only used to access plumbing for the exhibit life support system. Early ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “House of Spies” by Daniel Silva (Harper) 2. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 3. “Murder Games” by Patterson/Roughan (Little, Brown) 4. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 5. “Use of Force” by Brad Thor (Atria) 6. “The ...

DuBoistown Garden Club announces flower show winners

The DuBoistown Garden Club recently held “June Blooms,” a judged standard flower show, in June at the Lycoming Mall. The Co-chairmen for the event were Rebecca Stark, Gladys Dapp and Susan Miller. Special Rosette Awards in the design section were given to: • Cynthia Belles — ...

Home Country

“You don’t mean it!” “Sure as I’m sittin’ here, Doc,” Herb said, putting an extra swirl to his coffee and cream. “Flying lessons?” “Yessir. Said he wanted to do it before he got old. I know. I know. He’s already old, but still, he’s up about every weekend now, ...

Area Bridge Club results reported

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club July 17 — Sarabelle Leuthner and Marie Zurinsky, 69; Pat Todd and Connie Steelman, 66; Don Dascher and Ann Collins, 65; Mary Ann Churba and Sally Manning, 63; David ...

Scouts visit Florida National High Adventure Sea Base

Boy Scouts from Troop 33 and Troop 8 recently returned from a trip to Florida National High Adventure Sea Base, Islamorada, Florida Keys. The five boys and three adult leaders left Canton around 6 a.m. on June 24. They spent the first two days traveling and spending the night in camps along ...

Koda, the gentle giant

Koda, a 7-year-old Leonberger, has been providing the members of local communities with joy and comfort as a therapy dog for four years. Paul Albert, Koda’s caretaker, did not expect to begin therapy dog training when he brought home a puppy from a kennel in New Jersey called “Heart of ...

Moments of motherhood

“It is nice, baby, but there are so many people here who are hungry and who don’t have homes. It makes Mommy sad but you know what else? It makes me realize just how lucky we really are.” This was my response when my daughter asked me how my business trip was going while in New Orleans. ...

Creature comforts

Why would somebody want a snake as a pet? Because snakes are so cool. Cool to the touch, cool in temperament (for those that are used to people) and just plain neat-o. The smaller ones make great apartment pets, especially for people who travel a lot, since snakes are quiet and don’t need ...

Veggin’ out

I’m going to stick with my picnic theme from last month because picnic season is all summer long and I have so many great ideas for you to make and take along to your next gathering. This month I wanted to touch on casseroles. These are great dishes that can be used as a side dish or some ...

CTL receives grant from PPL foundation for ‘The Penguin Project’

The Community Theatre League is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 grant from the PPL Foundation. These funds will support “The Penguin Project’s” 2017 summer theatre camp and its 2018 production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast JR.” “The Penguin Project” provides ...

Upcoming area class and family reunions

Reunion notices are published as a one-time courtesy at no charge in the Sunday Lifestyle section. Information must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the desired publication date. Information may be submitted by email to life@sungazette.com, mailed to the Lifestyle ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library offers a free language learning platform with Mango Languages. Mango Language lessons combine real-life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The courses are presented with an appreciation for cultural nuances and real-world ...

Profanity-laced self-help book dishes out practical advice

While researching books about living a minimalist lifestyle, one book kept popping up in my search, but not for the reason I was expecting. Minimalists swear by Marie Kondo and the folding style mentioned in her bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” But ...

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 ...

Lifestyle briefs

MONDAY • HUGHESVILLE — The Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., will hold Wee Tales for children ages 1 to 3 1/2 and their caregivers from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Attendees will sing along with Miss Victoria and Daisy the Dog, a puppet. For more information or to register, call ...

This July 11, 2017 photo shows a model wearing fashion by Raf Simons during Men's Fashion Week in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NY Fashion Week: Menswear from Raf Simons, Sanchez-Kane

NEW YORK (AP) — Four days of New York Fashion Week’s menswear shows previewing spring 2018 collections included Raf Simons’ trip to Chinatown and Barbara Sanchez-Kane’s models sporting the phrase “alternative facts” drawn on their faces like mustaches. Here are some ...

This cover image released by G.P. PutnamÕs Sons shows "The Fallen," a novel by Ace Atkins. (G.P. PutnamÕs Sons via AP)

Review: Atkins delivers engrossing thriller ‘The Fallen’

“The Fallen” (Putnam), by Ace Atkins Ace Atkins’ novels about Quinn Colson, a former Army Ranger turned sheriff, takes place in Mississippi’s rural Tibbehah County, where the largest town is the small Jericho. But Edgar finalist Atkins uses this as a microcosm of the world in “The ...