Lifestyle News

Taber Museum to present a program on World War I propaganda

The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society will host Mark Fritz at 10 a.m. Thursday as the third lecture of this year’s series. Titled “Life on the Home Front & the Art of Propaganda during WWI: How artful images were used to sway public opinion in favor of ...

A Word, Please

“Who Cyril Ramaphosa should fire.” That was a recent headline for an Economist magazine article about the new South African president. But one of the biggest questions it raised had nothing to do with global politics. Why not “whom”? The magazine’s editors didn’t wait for others ...

2nd annual Putts Fore Paws to be held

The second annual Putts Fore Paws charity golf tournament will take place, benefiting the Lycoming County SPCA on May 19 and 20 at the White Deer Golf Complex, Montgomery. The tournament is a four-person scramble. Divisions include men, women and mixed foursomes. Morning coffee, goodies and a ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “The Fallen” by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 2. “After Anna” by Lisa Scottoline (St. Martin’s Press) 3. “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celest Ng (Penguin) 4. “Noir” by Christopher Moore (William Morrow) 5. “Before We Were Yours” by ...

This week at the library

Monday • Knitting, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Wee Tales, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Hughesville Area Public Library, 146 S. Fifth St., Hughesville. • Teen Advisory Board Meeting, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market St., ...

Book review: ‘The Food Explorer’

“The Food Explorer: The True Adventures of the Globe-Trotting Botanist Who Transformed What America Eats” (Dutton), by Daniel Stone. Who knew avocados, citrus and cherry blossoms had a spellbinding past full of smuggling, spying, tycoons and death-defying adventure? “The Food ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My girlfriend and I have been dating for a little over 10 months now, and she has been pushing for an engagement since month three. I’ve been telling her I’m not ready for marriage. We are in a toxic relationship but have been working on it and have been improving step by step. ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club April 23 — David Winters and Russ Palkendo, 65; Fred Gilbert and Mary Ann Churba, 62; Ann Day and Judy Stein, 60; Sarabelle Leutner and Helen Shaffer, 59; Don Dascher and ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I reconnected with an old male schoolmate of mine, and we became friends. We would talk occasionally and send emails to each other. My husband passed away some time ago. This man is divorced. We have not visited with each other and live in different cities. At first, I enjoyed ...

A ‘Game of Crones’

A­­­­­t age 68, Darby Lewes weighed 200 pounds, took 13 medications, ate 1,100 calories daily and did not exercise. Fast forward four years later, Lewes is now a marathon runner and she is trying to raise $1,500 for Crohn’s disease for the Chicago Marathon. At 68, she was married to her ...

Creature comforts

Dear Walter, My owner made an appointment for me to go the vet to get tutored. I’m not sure which subject. I’m feeling pretty solid on most everything: I do my business outside. I sit, stay and give my paw. I come when they call me (usually.) I play nice. Maybe it’s special ops ...

A Word, Please

How many little errors can you squeeze into a 200-word document? If you’re one of the public relations pros who wrote any of the doctor profiles I edited recently, the answer is a lot. In fact, you were probably working overtime to supply me with great examples of errors involving the finer ...

Lifestyle briefs

Newberry Lions Club to host 75th annual fair The Newberry Lions Club will host its 75th annual fair from Tuesday to Saturday at BB&T Ballpark, 1700 W. Fourth St. Food, rides with wristbands and craft vendors will be available. Fireworks are planned for Friday, with a rain date of ...

JVB Check It Out

Herbs improve the taste of your food but also repel insects, relax you, attract butterflies, and add beauty to your home. But do you know which herbs are the easiest to grow and some of the great uses for herbs? The Williamsport Herb Guild will present the program, “Herbs are Easy — ...

Muncy School District Foundation to host golf tournament

ALLENWOOD — The Muncy School District Foundation will hold its inaugural Charity Golf Tournament May 28 at White Deer Golf Course. The event is co-hosted by the Foundation and the Muncy Alumni Association during alumni weekend. The event is open to alumni and community members. They hope to ...

James V. Brown to hold May Book Review

Dr. Betty McCall will review “All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation,” by Rebecca Traister on May 4. Through interviews and historical analysis, Traister writes a book described by the New York Times as “well researched, deeply informative examination ...

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 ...

Girls on the Run to host 5K at Penn College

aGirls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley will host the spring 5K on May 6 at the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Participation is open to the public and all proceeds benefit Girls on the Run participants in Columbia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour Northumberland, Snyder and Union ...

Library volunteers honored by Friends of the James V. Brown Library

The Friends of Brown Library celebrated the contributions of volunteers at a reception on April 10 in the Lowry Room during National Library Week. Each week approximately 50 volunteers ranging in age from young adults to senior citizens help with adult programming, work in the Friends ...

Thousands of girls joining boys as Cub Scouts

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Ten-year-old twins Tatum and Ian Weir aren’t about to let matching, minor injuries deter them from their goal of becoming the first sister-brother pair of Eagle Scouts. “I cut myself, too!” Tatum said, pausing only briefly during a recent Cub Scout meeting to touch ...