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A Word, Please

“Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election took place.” Set aside the meaning of that sentence and look at the structure. It’s weak. The action, most readers would agree, is drained of a certain immediacy found in good writing. So how would you describe that weakness? Would you say the ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Aug. 27 — Ann Day and Judy Stein, 30; Fred Gilbert and Mary Ann Churba, 26; Sarabelle Leuthner and Joyce Wilson, 25; Marge Winder and Don Dascher, 23. Aug. 29 — Fred ...

Mr., Mrs. Case observe 50th anniversary

Margaret “Peggy” (Hecknauer) and Steven Case, of Westcliffe, Colorado, observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 14, 2018. They were married by the Rev. John Osborn at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Mrs. Case, a native of Williamsport, is the daughter of Anna (Mintzer) Hecknauer ...

Watson-Courter

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Jessica Lee Watson, of South Williamsport, and Matthew Douglas Courter, of Jersey Shore. A 2019 wedding at Pine Street United Methodist Church, Williamsport, is being planned. Watson is the daughter of Janet Kurtz and the late James Watson, ...

Nico Walker’s ‘Cherry’ is a timely story of war and addiction

It’s not often enough a book comes along at the perfect moment, written in the right voice to hold in place and observe an important aspect of living. The immediate and resoundingly great reviews of Nico Walker’s “Cherry” says it likely is going to be a runaway classic. Like ...

Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk to benefit Paternostro Family Foundation

HUGHESVILLE — The Harnessing Hope 5K Run/Walk is Oct. 20 at Hughesville High School. Proceeds benefit Paternostro Family Foundation (PFF) in supporting local patients with cancer. “We created the Foundation in memory of our beloved sister, Kass, who passed away in 2012 at the age of 40 ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I go to school and often see some of my classmates who are considered “popular” teasing my classmates and friends. The victims always look very uncomfortable, and whenever the teasers are told to stop, they give the excuse, “I’m just joking. Calm down.” In my opinion, ...

Women celebrate size inclusivity at alternative fashion week

NEW YORK (AP) — To woots and cheers from the crowd, women with bodies not often seen on fashion runways strutted with smiles on their faces wearing pieces from Loft’s new plus line, including five cast from hundreds who attended an alternative New York Fashion Week event, The Curvy ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: When is it OK to spy on your wife’s deleted text messages with a “guy friend”? My wife has been guarding her phone since I found out she had been texting a guy she first claimed was a childhood friend. The story changed to, “It was a boyfriend.” And although I am somewhat ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: “Lisa,” a friend with whom I went to high school, got rhinoplasty — aka a nose job — between high school and college. Don’t ask me why; I think she had a beautiful face beforehand, but that’s a tale for another letter. I’m writing to you about a disagreement that’s ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: Next month, I’m moving into an apartment that’s smaller than my current one. So in the meantime, I’ve been going through all of my stuff, trying to purge anything I don’t use. I have been donating a lot of clothes, books, DVDs, knickknacks and the like to Goodwill. I used to ...

‘One person at a time’

After noticing a car filled with Jim Stewart’s belongings and a Purple Heart on his license plate, Nicole Banks, formerly of Williamsport, ended up becoming friends with the homeless former Marine veteran. Banks, also a Marine Corps veteran, has since taken upon herself with the aid of ...

Williamsport Women

Lillian Reider (1864–1959) deser­ves much of the credit for the early development of the public school music program in Williamsport. It became her mission to interest local students in music, and in the process of doing so she established the first band and orchestra for the school ...

A Word, Please

One of the most fascinating things about language is that we can use it so well, so expertly, without understanding how we do it. The following two sentences are perfect examples. If the burglar was smart, he left the country. If the burglar were smart, he would have left the ...

Our Lady of Lourdes to hold annual Parish Festival

A little bit of country and rock n’ roll highlight this year’s entertainment lineup at Our Lady of Lourdes Annual Parish Festival for Sept. 14, 15 and 16. The festival offers games, food, activities, rides and entertainment for young and old alike. Friday night starts at 5 p.m., with love ...

JVB Check It Out

As students prepare to head back to school, there is one essential school supply that requires no shopping and doesn’t cost a penny — it’s a library card. This September, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is joining with the Pennsylvania Library Association and libraries ...

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 ...

Hospice of Evangelical Offers ‘Life After Loss’ group support

LEWISBURG — Coping the loss of a loved one is never easy and that’s why Hospice of Evangelical and Community Health Wellness is offering a six-week educational bereavement group called, “Life After Loss.” The Life After Loss program helps participants learn coping techniques to deal ...

A monorail to Chicago

Recently, I was lamenting on Facebook that Amtrak seems to be dying the death of a thousand cuts. A friend replied by asking why we even still need trains at all. So I pondered that question on a recent Amtrak odyssey between Washington, DC, and Chicago, going out on the Capitol Limited and ...