Lifestyle News

A year of giving back

As January rolls over people see the new year as an opportunity to be a better version of themselves. A great way to grow as an individual is by getting involved with your local community. Many organizations often need volunteers throughout the year. By volunteering your time you can help ...

JVB Check It Out

Local historian John Maietta will return to the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., to present the program, “Meet the Real Vikings!” from 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 5. Despite the cartoon image, the Vikings never wore horned helmets. But they did leave a fascinating cultural legacy to ...

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 ...

Moments of Motherhood

I recently polled 101 mothers and got the most beautiful, brutally honest answers on the best piece of parenting advice they’ve ever received. Do you agree? 1. Follow your mommy gut. 2. Pick your battles. 3. Everything is just a phase. 4. Hide the chocolate. 5. We’re not ...

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Pictured is a slice of orange ginger mascarpone tart made by James Pereira.

GourmetGents

One of the odd bits of literature that sticks in my mind is from “The Tale of the Body Thief” by Anne Rice, where the vampire Lestat reflects that the sweet-tart taste and sunny color of basic orange juice elevate it into a transcendent experience “like drinking liquid light.” Taken ...

Veggin’ Out

As I sit at my computer, with frozen fingers while I try to type, I can only think of food that will warm me up. Now, yes, I may be one of those crazy people that loves the snow and the colder weather in general, but it doesn’t mean I want to freeze my butt off. I love to bundle up with ...

Lifestyle briefs

Troop 21 to hold spaghetti dinner fundraiser The Boy Scouts of America Troop 21 will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-8 p.m. Feb. 9 at Faith United Methodist Church, 700 Fairview Drive, Montoursville. DelGrosso’s spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, Italian bread, beverages and desserts ...

Glenn O. Hawbaker Charity Golf Outing seeks beneficiaries

Over the past 26 years, the GOH Charity Golf Outing has distributed over one million dollars to beneficiaries through out our company’s foot print. Each year several beneficiaries are chosen to receive a portion of the funds raised from the tournament to help that organization in achieving ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have a problem with my friend “Julie” that I’m not sure how to handle. She’s a really good friend in many ways. She’s always there when I’m going through hard stuff. She’s generous with food and gifts and other thoughtful gestures. For instance, last year, when she ...

A Word, Please

Picture this: A music reviewer makes a reference to the song “Space Truckin’” by Deep Purple. You want to quote him on it. Specifically, you want to quote a sentence in which the writer just happened to put the song title at the end. Which of the following punctuation options would you ...

Muncy Public Library to celebrate 80 years with “Authors in Our Backyard”

MUNCY — The Muncy Public Library, 108 S. Main St., will celebrate its 80th anniversary with “Authors in Our Backyard” from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28. Fifteen authors form in and around Lycoming County will be on hand to discuss and sign their books. Meet authors Carrie Anne Noble, ...

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Pictured, from left, are Tammy Burke, Salvation Army social services coordinator and project break through case manager; Major Donald Spencer, Salvation Army Corps officer; Bernard A. Oravec, Williamsport Sun-Gazette Publisher;  Jordan Musheno, Williamsport Sun-Gazette Lifestyle and Education editor; and Tony Perrotta, Salvation Army public relations and program & fund development.

Just in time for the holidays

More than 21 thousand dollars — that’s the amount of money that the community has generously donated through the Salvation Army Santa Fund to put warm clothes on their neighbors’ backs, to see that fire victims are cared for and to ensure that the downtrodden have a place to lay their ...

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Shown is Dr. Daverio’s carefully crafted sculpture of her first pet hamster, Dummy. She memorialized Dummy with this sculpture when she was 10 years old.

Creature comforts

My first pet hamster lived 2 1/2 years — to old age. Behold, a photo of the carefully-crafted sculpture I created in 4th grade art class, memorializing this funny, little guy. His name was Dummy. (I was 10.) I loved him dearly. Surprisingly, I found there’s a lot to say about hamsters — ...

Megan Does Makeup

At the very beginning of the year affordable brands are always launching their latest collection of makeup items. I have picked up a couple items that have caught my attention in my journey through Rite Aid and Walmart. I have tried these products out for about a couple weeks so I have been ...

Montoursville author publishes children’s book

Michael Anthony Cillo, Montoursville, published “Abby’s Tails: The Quest Begins,” (Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.) a children’s book about a young girl with autism. Cillo has been married to his wife, Debbie, for 37 years and has adult two sons, Brady and Garrett. He grew up with three ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Jan. 8 — Don Dascher and Gene Waltz, 51; Eddie Bissell and Mary Ann Churba, 49; Ann Day and Judy Stein, 48; David Winters and Glenn Frazier, 45; Sally Manning and Joyce ...

JVB Check It Out

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host a “New to Medicare information session with APPRISE” from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 29. Linda Hess will be here to give an overview of Medicare and answer your questions. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed ...

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 ...

Home Country: Strange memories of the past

It was strange, Doc thought. All these years. All these people. It still hurts. Old Tom had died around midnight, and Doc didn’t get more than an hour’s sleep since then. Just before he went, Tom reached out and gripped Doc’s hand and thanked him for everything. He was smiling when he ...

A model wears a creation of the Sartorial Monk as part of the men's Fall-Winter 2018-19 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan.14, 2018. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

For Prada, black nylon is a safe haven in a storm

MILAN (AP) — With social and political crises unsettling the globe, Milan Fashion Week was all about slogans this season. “Time For Change” has been a particularly dominant catchphrase, one the fashion world can expect to see branded across sweatshirts, waistbands and accessories next ...