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‘Hawaii Five-0’ cast departures highlight racial wage gap in TV

When “Hawaii Five-0” returns to CBS this fall, it’ll be short two original cast members. Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, who starred on the 2010 reboot for seven seasons, left the show last weekend amid rumors of unsuccessful salary negotiations with the network. Variety reported last ...

Montgomery Library hires new director

The Montgomery Area Public Library hired Nicole C. Loffredo as the new director of the library in the beginning of June. She succeeded Susan Thomas, who retired after holding the position since 1997. “I’m from the Jersey Shore area,” Loffredo said. “I went to Clarion University and ...

Creature comforts

(EDITORS NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series of Creature Comfort columns. Part two will be published on July 23.) During my stint working at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland, (a wonderful place to visit, and getting better all the time) I learned quite a bit about snakes and their other ...

Fashionably fit

Everybody has a favorite T-shirt. Mine is an old grey Army T-shirt that I’ve had since college. I should say it’s my favorite because of what it represents, but the truth of the matter is that it is my favorite because it is the softest T-shirt I’ve ever owned. It was soft since day one. ...

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Shown is Margaret Megahan during her college years at Wellesley College.

Williamsport Women

Over the last 125 years, the Lycoming County SPCA has had many women to thank not only for feeling compassion toward animals, but also for using their ability to secure financing to transform that caring into action. Margaret M. Megahan (1894–1993) dominates the more recent history of the ...

Hope Enterprises Inc. announces new board chair and officers

At its June 29 meeting, the board of directors of Hope Enterprises Inc. elected a new chairman and slate of officers to two-year terms, effective July 1. The board also welcomed two new members and recognized outgoing members for their service to the organization. Jerry L. Wertz, a member of ...

Area Bridge Club results reported

Following are the highest-scoring players in the area bridge games reported to the Sun-Gazette: Williamsport Bridge Club June 26 — Lynn Henry and Ann Day, 47; Pat Todd and Susan Greenleaf Lowery, 42; Joyce Morgan and Marty Hodrick, 41; Mary Ann Churba and Fred Gilbert, 39; Don Dascher and ...

Warrior Run Woman’s Club awards Bike Hike prizes

Warrior Run Woman’s Club recently awarded prizes for their annual Bike-Hike. The grand prize was a 21 speed Raleigh bicycle, valued at $330, donated by Dave’s Bike Shop in McEwensville, and was awarded to Laikyn Harrison, 5. First and second prizes of tickets to Knoebel’s Amusement ...

Lifestyle briefs

Various times/early registration * The Thomas T. Taber Museum of the Lycoming County Historical Society, 858 W, Fourth St., will hold its annual Summer History Day Camp for children ages 8 to 12 from 9 a.m. to noon July 31 through Aug. 4. This year’s camp will focus on Native American life ...

Library to provide two walking tours of downtown Williamsport

In celebration of this year’s summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., will host two walking tours of downtown Williamsport. Tour guide Susan Henninger Kelly will offer the same tour twice: from 10-11:15 a.m. Thursday, July 20, and from ...

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 ...

A model wears a creation for Iris Van Herpen's Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017/2018 fashion collection presented in Paris, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

Art mixes with the aquatic for Paris Couture Week

PARIS — Art, color and aquatic musing defined Monday’s energetic installment of Paris Couture week — with fashion insiders dashing from fall-winter collections to celebrity-filled soirees. Here are some of the highlights. Schiaparelli’s love of art turns diaphanous Elsa Schiaparelli ...

Hundreds of books owned by Warren Zevon to be sold

WEST BARNET, Vt. — Late singer and songwriter Warren Zevon’s heroes were writers and classical musicians. That’s clear by the “Werewolves of London” singer’s large and eclectic library of books now for sale. The collection of nearly 1,000 books includes copies signed by authors ...

Why can’t cats resist thinking inside the box?

Twitter’s been on fire with people amazed by cats that seem compelled to park themselves in squares of tape marked out on the floor. These felines appear powerless to resist the call of the #CatSquare. This social media fascination is a variation on a question I heard over and over as a ...

Wisconsin author says poignant memoir was fake: ‘I’m sorry’

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse author has acknowledged he falsified most of the claims in his self-published memoir. Tristan Szente’s memoir, “Becoming Me ... Again: A True Story,” includes descriptions of how a 2014 motorcycle accident left him in a coma with a dozen broken ...

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Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet recently named its Richard Reitz Outstanding Camper awards. From left are, Kamryn Pryor, Girls Outstanding Camper; Richard Reitz, Camp Cadet founder; and Loudon Boring, Boys Outstanding Camper.

Camp Cadet names award winners

The Lycoming County Police Camp Cadet program was held June 18-23 at the Little League World Series complex in South Williamsport. Every year, one male and one female camper each are named the Richard Reitz Award winner. This year’s Girls Outstanding Camper was Hotel Company’s Kamryn ...

American Legion Auxiliary holds ‘Poppy Days’

LOCK HAVEN — Members of the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) Unit No. 131 of Lock Haven held their Poppy Days during the month of May. Poppy Days dates back to the American Legion Auxiliary’s first National Convention in the early 1920s, when the red poppy was adopted as the American ...

Expectations Women’s Center visits Warrior Run

Lori Sanner, Williamsport center director at Expectations Women’s Center, spoke to Brett Stamm’s seventh grade health classes at Warrior Run Middle School about the basics of relationships recently. Sanner spoke to the students about their likes and dislikes, goals and effects being in a ...

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Leonard-Andes

Announcement has been made of the engagement of Shawn Andes and Kimberly Leonard, both of Baltimore, Maryland. A September wedding in Baltimore is being planned. Leonard is the daughter of Laura and Thomas Leonard of Dix Hills, New York. She graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School ...

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Publishers Weekly best-selling books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “Camino Island” by John Grisham (Doubleday) 2. “The Silent Corner” by Dean Koontz (Bantam) 3. “Into the Water” by Paula Hawkins (Riverhead) 4. “Dangerous Minds” by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 5. “Tom Clancy: Point of Contact” by Mike Maden (G.P. ...