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Dear Annie

Dear Annie: I have been married for one year to a classmate whom I reconnected with at our 50th high school class reunion. While he was courting me, he seemed perfect. He spent money on me, bought loving cards, bought flowers, took me to restaurants and fancy hotels. You get the picture. He ...

Dear Annie

Dear Readers: I am always fascinated to hear diametrically opposed yet equally valid viewpoints. Such was the case with the following two letters, which both appeared in my inbox on the same day in response to “Undecided in Ohio,” who isn’t sure whether she wants kids. Read on. Dear ...

Dear Annie

Dear Annie: My husband and I have four young children. Generally, our children are well-behaved; however, sometimes they don’t listen to me or my husband. It is incredibly frustrating for us, and we both lose our patience quickly with them. When this happens, we find that they start playing ...

Overcoming the odds

When you think of gymnastics, it’s easy to think of cartwheels and handstands. But four girls, Arianna Vincenzes, Macy Wilton, Lisa Lewis and Elleece Summerson, from the Bearfoot Gymnastics team, took home nine first place medals from state competitions in everything from uneven bars to the ...

Minimalist Mama

I’ve heard a lot about having a “no-spend month” as a way to save money and I kept finding excuses to put it off. Then I realized that the excuses were holding me back — after all, what did I have to lose by trying it? No-spend months are a way to drastically reduce your spending ...

Creature comforts

This is a story best told sideways. So, let’s start from the middle. Monday, 3:30 a.m.: I was awakened to the sound of retching. Surer than any alarm clock, this sound rousts me from the deepest sleep as instantly and completely as a bucket of ice water thrown over me. In one fluid ...

A Word, Please

Last week in this column we talked about some difficult possessives. This week, Bill in Williamsport, builds on that discussion with a question about a possessive issue we didn’t cover: “Joe is a friend of John’s.” To Bill, this structure seems redundant and awkward because it uses ...

Lifestyle briefs

­­Used book sale to be held­ The W. B. Konkle Memorial Library, 384 Broad St., Montoursville, will have their semi-annual used book sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be in front of the library weather permitting, otherwise located inside. Books will be a low cost. There ...

Art and antiques by Dr. Lori

Recently, one of the most important and diverse fine art and antiques collections amassed from all parts of the world went up for sale on the auction block at Christie’s in New York. The collection belonged to David and Peggy Rockefeller. David Rockefeller died at 101 and was Head of Chase ...

JVB Check It Out

The Lycoming Audubon Society will hold, “Urban Crow Roosts” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. Dr. Margaret Brittingham will speak about the ecology and management of urban crow roosts. During the winter, American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) and ...

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: The talented Jim Kennedy

When Jim Kennedy uses his big backhoe, a crowd usually gathers. He’s an artist, you see. At Bud McFarland’s place the other day, he was there to install Bud’s new septic tank. This was to be a massive septic tank. Now and then Jim would just do something to show off his skill. At one ...

Publishers Weekly best-selling books

The Associated Press HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Texas Ranger” by James Patterson and Andrew Bourelle (Little, Brown) 2. “The President is Missing” by James Patterson and Bill Clinton (Little, Brown) 3. “Tailspin” by Sandra Brown (Grand Central Publishing) 4. “The Outsider” by ...

Fall book releases include topical works for all ages

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when millions can hardly turn away from the news, fiction and nonfiction authors have similar reasons for why books matter more than ever. It’s about perspective. “I think that people need stories to help us understand our place in the world and remember that ...

This week at the library

Monday • Game Night, 6 p.m., Montgomery House Library, 20 Church St., McEwensville. Tuesday • Toddler Discover, 9:30 a.m., Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Blvd., Lewisburg. • Informal bridge gathering, 9:30 a.m., James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St. • Preschool ...

Pennsylvania Heritage Festival to be held

TROY — The PA Heritage Festival be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at Alparon Park, 231 Gate 2 Lane. The exhibits will include an American Girl Doll display; an 1800 version of a Snake Oil wagon, a Civil War battlefield hospital including surgeon, ...

Local Special Olympics volunteer named Coach of the Year

NORRISTOWN — Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) recently named Michael Kleese, a Lycoming County Local Program volunteer, Coach of the Year at its Leadership Conference Banquet in State College. Kleese, who coaches basketball, bocce, bowling and snowshoeing for the Special Olympics, ...

Bridge results

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club Aug. 20 — Sue Pierce and Russ Palkendo, 27; Sarabelle Leuthner and Helen Shaker, 25; Craig Netzley and Judy Stein, 24; Ann Collins and Marge Winder, 24; Lorraine Lecce ...

From the campfire to the picnic table

Camping and eating campfire food have always been two of my favorite pastimes. In fact, they are so extensively synonymous with each other that one of my first thoughts while planning a camping trip is, “What are we going to eat? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert? Mountain pies! Hot dogs! ...

YWCA Our Voice

The first time Cassie Brelsford heard the Wise Options crisis hotline ring, her stomach dropped to her feet. She was nervous in the beginning but each call made her more confident that she was changing lives. Our volunteers are the ones answering the phone 24/7 to help individuals in need, ...